Ilocano cuisine is known for tasty dishes using available ingredients and straightforward cooking owing to the practical and industrious nature of the locals. One of the popular Ilocano dishes is Lusay, which is a noodle dish filled with flavour from the local bagoong or fish paste. It is often enjoyed as an appetizer or a filling snack.Continue reading
Amid these challenging times, the Christmas season enters with hope, cheer, and the anticipation of reuniting with friends and family. Indeed, a lot of us faced obstacles along the way, but it should not stop us from celebrating and enjoying the happiest time of the year together with our loved ones.
Even during a pandemic, the holiday season can be quite hectic such as preparing food, putting up decorations, or buying gifts. But it doesn’t have to be stressful. Stop for a while, breathe in, and let the spirit of gratitude and love fill you as you prepare your favorite dishes and serve them alongside Welch’s Sparkling Juices.Continue reading
Trust the Filipino to put the most positive of spins on the most difficult of times. And that is exactly what many Pinoy families are doing in this pandemic, which is leaving people little choice but to hole up at home rather than risk their health outside. While this situation is less than ideal, many Filipino families are nonetheless using the extra time they are spending at home to bond with one another—usually over food, whether for a kingly breakfast, a sumptuous lunch, a mouthwatering merienda, or a delectable dinner.Continue reading
Unlike white rice, Bulgur is a superfood. It is delicious and filling, and has countless health benefits. It promotes a healthy heart as it is rich in fiber, antioxidants and essential minerals. It helps control your blood sugar as its glycemic index is far lower than that of white rice. Bulgur is also an excellent source of numerous essential nutrients such as manganese, B vitamins, folic acid, iron, and magnesium that will all help ensure a healthier you.Continue reading
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That said we tend to eat more during the said meal to keep us fuelled for the day ahead. Though sometimes, we pack in more calories than what we really need.
Regardless of your diet plan, being Pinoy, one of the biggest struggles is to surrender white rice. Health gurus would often just deride it as a cheap energy that your body takes time to process.
But if you grew up loving the familiar starch, combined with a savoy viand, Duru Bulgur is the wisest alternative that can fill any rice-shaped void.Continue reading
For us Filipinos, rice is life! It would be hard to give it up, especially since we combine it with our favorite viands like beef mechado and chicken adobo. Parting with white rice, put simply, will leave a large, rice-shaped void in any Filipino’s heart, including yours most likely. Regardless, it is a choice that has to be made if you really want to live a healthy lifestyle.
There is some good news nonetheless: Duru Bulgur is now available on local shores. A staple grain in Turkey, Duru (literally “pure and clean”) Bulgur is the most practical alternative to white rice that will help you ease your breakup with an all-time Filipino favorite.Continue reading
The past year has been tough. Most of us found ourselves stuck in our homes, navigating a new work or school setup and juggling different roles while we wait for better days. It’s not surprising that many of us also feel a bit too burned out. That’s why it’s important to take even the smallest of steps to cope with this new reality for the sake of our mental health.Continue reading
Many of us have done a lot of things to get through this season of quarantine – do general cleaning, redecorate the house, explore new habits such as planting, and even spend more time in the kitchen creating dishes for the family.
Mekeni presents a family specialty that is a healthier alternative to your regular longanisa. Mekeni Chicken Longanisa is the healthier longanisa choice in the market. It is made from real chicken meat and certified gluten-free so you and your family can enjoy more, guiltless.Continue reading
Quaker, the world’s number 1 oatmeal brand, is here to make your quarantine kitchen experiments equally delicious as they are nutritious. Known as a super grain, oats are a natural source of iron, which is essential for building immunity against diseases.
To help you meet or fulfill the daily recommended intake of iron in your body, oats can easily be integrated into your meals. Apart from breakfast, oats can be taken as a complement to savory meals, and of course, can make your desserts a little less sinful, proving its versatility.Continue reading
Eating healthy during quarantine is not easy. First, we have limited access to ingredients. And if we want to purchase from supermarkets, we have to brave the traffic at EDSA (even during quarantine!), and go through safety measures in order to avoid getting infected by the virus.