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Samsung Smart Oven : Choco Banana Cake

One of the recipes we enjoyed tasting during the Samsung Digital Appliance Saturdate with Mom event that my youngest child and I went to was Chef Jaq’s Choco Banana Cake baked in a Samsung Smart Oven.

Chef Jac's Choco Banana  Cake

We love putting bananas and chocolate in baked goodies, like this Banana, Oats and Chocolate Chips Bread we bake at home.

Samsung Smart Oven

Here is recipe of the Choco Banana Cake by Chef Jaq Laudico baked in a Samsung Smart Oven:

Ingredients:

  • 600grms apf,
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 48g baking powder
  • 8g baking soda
  • 1200 g coco sugar
  • 125ml oil
  • 375 ml water
  • 150 gm butter
  • 600g banana
  • 83.3g milk

How to Prepare:

  • Sift together cocoa powder, flour ,baking powder ,baking soda
  • Add sugar water and oil . Mix well
  • Add the bananas and milk
  • Pour into a loaf pan
  • Top with roasted nuts
  • Bake 20 minutes 200 c on preheated convection setting in the Samsung Smart Oven

 More photos here.

Samsung Smart Oven: Chef Lau’s Chicken Katsudobo Recipe

My daughter and I recently attended Samsung Digital Appliances event called Saturdate with Mom. This is by far one of the better events I have been to, because I was able to bring my youngest daughter with me who, along with other kids, immensely enjoyed watching the chefs husband and wife, the Laudicos, whip up delicious food using the Samsung Smart Oven.

Chef Lau and the Kids during Samsung DA cooking demo

And yes, we want one for our home and I’m sure, the food blog will have more entries 😀

Anyway, one of the dishes prepared was Chef Lau’s Chicken Katsudobo:

Chicken Katsudobo
My not so clear photo.

Ingredients:

  •  600 grams Boneless Chicken Thigh

 

For the Adobo marinade:

  • 1 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Vinegar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 4 tbsp. Garlic mince
  • 4 Bay Leaves
  • Pinch black peppercorns

For Katsu Coating:

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 Whole Eggs beaten
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil or any healthy cooking oil

 

For the Katsudobo:

  • 4 Bowls of Cooked Rice ( please use Microwave safe bowl)
  • 4 Eggs (Whole, raw)
  • Simmered Left Over Adobo Sauce
  • Cooked Katsudobo Chicken (sliced in thick strips)
  • chopped spring onions (garnish)

How to Prepare:

  1. Marinate chicken overnight or at least 5 hours. Simmer left over adobo marinade for at least 5 minutes. Coat adobo marinated chicken with Katsu coating
  2. Lightly Coat chicken with flour then dip in beaten egg and coat with panko breadcrumbs. Brush lightly with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  3. Put chicken skin side down on the non-stick plate of the Samsung smart oven on top of the low rack. Set Samsung Smart Oven to Slim Fry until you see number 8 setting. Press start and cook chicken 15 minutes one side then turn the other side after 15 minutes for 30 minutes total. Assemble the Katsudobo
  4. On the Rice Bowl add the adobo sauce around the bowl then break the whole egg on the rice.
  5. Set Samsung Smart Oven to microwave 700 watts then cook for 4-5 minutes or until egg is cooked but still soft.
  6. Top with Cooked Chicken Katsudobo then top with chopped spring onions. serve hot!

 

More  photos here.

Maya Whole Wheat Pancake Mix

We love pancakes and when there is not much time preparing these much loved breakfast fave, I use Maya’s Think Heart Whole Wheat Pancake Mix .

Baked Goodies

Ingredients to make 7-8pieces small pancakes:

Maya Think Heart Whole Wheat Pancake Mix
1 egg
3/4 cups fresh milk (I added another 1/4 cup to make the mix easier to scoop)
2T Canola oil

Procedure : Just follow directions in the box.

Serve with fresh fruits and your hot beverage of choice.

We Love Music

Our home is filled with music especially on non-school days like weekends. The two younger one both play the guitar. The boy has gotten a beat box for his birthday last month. Big sis plays the keyboard like the man of the house though they rarely play these days. The children can be oftentimes seen during their downtime (after studying or before they sleep) with their earphones or headsets listening to their favorite songs.

It is but a common thing for us to tell certain music stores to “Send for our free catalog.” whenever we drop by their stores.

In fact, a new full-sized guitar is being included in the budget for purchase  after all school obligations have been paid for next month.

 

Posted by Treasure Jar on Aug 19th 2014 | Filed in Bonding Time,For Little Hands | Comments (0)

Electrolux Delightful-E Simple to Share Campaign

If you were able to join Electrolux’s annual clothes donation drive last year where the collected pre-loved clothes were washed before given away, this year, Electrolux made the clothes donation campaign better.

Delightful-E Simple

How?

Electrolux and Gawad Kalinga’s Trese partnered to have these donated pre-loved clothes transformed into beautiful and colorful quilts for the newborn babies from orphanages and other communities. Now, if that advocacy touched your hearts, then sort through your closets now and look for clothes that you might want to give to help keep warm these babies as the -BER months usher in cooler winds.

Electrolux SimpleToShare campaign media launch

Why quilts?

Quilts are traditionally made to preserve a story told by each piece of fabric sewn to form it. In Delightful-E Simple to Share, these quilts will document a story of underprivileged moms helping newborns in need.

Electrolux SimpleToShare campaign media launch

This new twist to Electrolux’s advocacy aims to show that sharing goes beyond donating clothes.“Through Delightful-E Simple, we hope to mark the difference between giving and sharing. For when we share, we freely impart a piece of ourselves—our time, effort, and concern. Hence, we are able to give more,” explains Andrea Pionilla, marketing Manager of Electrolux Philippines.

But wait, there’s more in the Electrolux Delightful-E Simple to Share campaign with Simple to Share Instagram and Twitter Contest:

Here is what you have to do when you share your pre-loved clothes in the Simple to Share Instagram and Twitter Contest:

  1.  Take a photo of a special piece of clothing you are willing to donate
  2. Write why this piece of clothing is special to you and why you wish to donate it
  3. Do not forget to use the hashtags #DelightfulE and #SimpleToShare and tag @ElectroluxPh

ElectroluxPh on Twitter and ElectroluxPh on Instagram

 

The Simple to Share Contest will run from August 1 to September 30, 2014.

Electrolux Logo

To know more about Electrolux Delightful-E Simple, visit www.facebook.com/thelittlewhitebook or follow @ElectroluxPH on Twitter and Instagram.

Dreamworks Animation to Develop DreamPlay at City of Dreams Manila

DreamWorks Animation is building the world’s first Dreamplay “Edutainment” Center, City of Dreams Manila.

Featuring DreamWorks Animation’s most beloved characters from its movies, DreamPlay blends Entertainment and Learning with interactive experiences.

Launched last May 22, 2014, Casino resort developer Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation (Melco Crown Philippines) is a company listed on the Philippines Stock Exchange (“PSE”) with trading symbol “MCP” and a subsidiary of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (“Melco Crown Entertainment”) (SEHK: 6883) (NASDAQ: MPEL), a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, today announced a collaboration with global branded entertainment company DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) to develop the world’s first DreamWorks-inspired “Edutainment” center at City of Dreams Manila.

 

Celebrating the announcement of City of Dreams Manila’s introduction of DreamWorks Animations and the DreamPlay edutainment center to its planned thrilling entertainment and leisure destination resort at Entertainment City, Manila.   DreamWorks characters join Mr. Jorge Sarmiento, President of PAGCOR, with Mr. Clarence Chung, Chairman and President of Melco Crown Philippines; Mr. James Clark, Head of Retail Development and Entertainment for Asia Pacific of DreamWorks Animation; along with SM Group partners.

Celebrating the announcement of City of Dreams Manila’s introduction of DreamWorks Animations and the DreamPlay edutainment center to its planned thrilling entertainment and leisure destination resort at Entertainment City, Manila.
DreamWorks characters join Mr. Jorge Sarmiento, President of PAGCOR, with Mr. Clarence Chung, Chairman and President of Melco Crown Philippines; Mr. James Clark, Head of Retail Development and Entertainment for Asia Pacific of DreamWorks Animation; along with SM Group partners.

In collaboration with DreamWorks Animation, Melco Crown Entertainment introduces the education-based, interactive entertainment concept, “DreamPlay by DreamWorks”, which will be the first of its kind in the world when it opens later this year, at City of Dreams Manila, a leisure, gaming and entertainment destination resort currently under development at Entertainment City, Manila, Philippines.

Chairman and President of Melco Crown Philippines Mr. Clarence Chung is joined by Mr. James Clark, Head of Retail Development and Entertainment for Asia Pacific of DreamWorks Animation, in “magically” turning the page of an “enchanted” story book to officially launch the logo as part of the DreamPlay edutainment center at City of Dreams Manila announcement.

Chairman and President of Melco Crown Philippines Mr. Clarence Chung is joined by Mr. James Clark, Head of Retail Development and Entertainment for Asia Pacific of DreamWorks Animation, in “magically” turning the page of an “enchanted” story book to officially launch the logo as part of the DreamPlay edutainment center at City of Dreams Manila announcement.

Inspired by the mantra of learning through play, “DreamPlay by DreamWorks” is a revolutionary approach to family entertainment.

What to expect:

  • Each experience is designed exclusively for City of Dreams Manila by the artistic and creative forces of DreamWorks Animation and iP2 Entertainment to combine the best elements of the DreamWorks library with the hands-on activities of an education inspired play-center to create a truly one-of-a-kind family adventure.
  • “DreamPlay” represents an exciting blend of integrated live and digital play spaces, featuring DreamWorks’ popular characters and creative storytelling combined with innovative educational play, appealing to children and adults alike.
  • Guests will immerse themselves in the world of DreamWorks Animation, interacting directly with their favorite characters through revolutionary experiences.
  • Interactive environments, featuring the very latest digital technologies, will enable kids to engage in a wide range of thrilling activities, interacting with beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation’s world-famous franchises including Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon.
DreamWorks Animation’s beloved characters Po from Kung Fu Panda; Shrek; and Alex the Lion from Madagascar, join executives Mr. Clarence Chung Chairman and President of Melco Crown Philippines and Mr. James Clark, Head of Retail Development and Entertainment for Asia Pacific of DreamWorks Animation, at the official announcement of the DreamPlay edutainment center at City of Dreams Manila.

DreamWorks Animation’s beloved characters Po from Kung Fu Panda; Shrek; and Alex the Lion from Madagascar, join executives Mr. Clarence Chung Chairman and President of Melco Crown Philippines and Mr. James Clark, Head of Retail Development and Entertainment for Asia Pacific of DreamWorks Animation, at the official announcement of the DreamPlay edutainment center at City of Dreams Manila.

 

“Melco Crown Philippines is delighted to be introducing DreamWorks to the Philippines as we continue our strategy of delivering innovative leisure and entertainment offerings that enhance the leisure destination appeal of Manila,” explained Clarence Chung, Chairman and President, Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation.

“Our collaboration with DreamWorks is a further illustration of our expertise in developing world-class, innovative and ground-breaking entertainment for leisure seekers both in the Philippines and internationally. The ‘DreamPlay’ concept delivers an education experience through spontaneous and sensory play that represents an industry first.”

Paul Kurzawa, Head of Retail Development & Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation said: “We are very excited to work with Mr. Lawrence Ho and Melco Crown Entertainment to build something that we believe is a truly unique way for children to experience, learn and interact with the characters and worlds of DreamWorks Animation.

“As a global entertainment brand, we continue to expand our footprint with immersive, year-round fan experiences and ‘DreamPlay’ provides a distinctive opportunity for visitors in a fun and educational setting.

“Harnessing leading digital technologies, this attraction is going to be unlike anything that currently exists and will undoubtedly become a new type of destination for families, both in the Philippines and across the rapidly growing leisure-destination markets of Asia.”

In January 2014, City of Dreams Manila introduced Hollywood-celebrity trendsetting Nobu brand, marking the first Nobu Hotel in Asia. With the addition of the world’s first “DreamPlay by DreamWorks” edutainment center, City of Dreams Manila is a further step in realizing its overall vision to deliver world-class and diverse innovative lifestyle and entertainment offerings, and to support the Philippine government’s strategy to broaden the appeal of the Philippines as a leading leisure destination in Asia.

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About City of Dreams Manila

City of Dreams Manila, when it opens in 2014, will mark the formal entry of Melco Crown Entertainment into the fast-growing and dynamic tourism industry in the Philippines. The new integrated casino resort at Entertainment City, Manila Bay, Manila, is being developed and will be operated by Melco Crown Philippines in alliance with SM Group’s Belle Corporation.

The dynamic and innovative resort complex, located on an approximately 6.2-hectare site at the gateway to Entertainment City, will include the ultimate in entertainment, hotel, retail and dining and lifestyle experiences with aggregated gaming space, including VIP and mass-market gaming facilities with up to approximately 365 gaming tables, 1,680 slot machines and 1,680 electronic table games upon opening.

The integrated resort will feature three distinctive entertainment venues, including Manila’s first branded Family Entertainment Center, a live performance central lounge inside the casino and a night club situated at the Fortune Egg, an architecturally-unique dome-like structure, which will be accented with creative exterior lighting design. It is expected to become an iconic landmark of the Manila Bay area.

City of Dreams Manila is destined to deliver an unparalleled entertainment and hospitality experience to the Philippines and will ultimately play a key role in strengthening the depth and diversity of Manila’s leisure, business and tourism offering, enhancing its growing position as one of Asia’s premier leisure destinations. It is being developed to specifically meet the needs of the large, rapidly growing and increasingly diverse audience of leisure and entertainment seekers both in the Philippines and those visiting Manila from across the Asia region and around the world.

 

 

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