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Quorn Non-Meat Grounds Recipe

We love Quorn non-meat grounds. It is like meat, only it isn’t. The texture is like meat and if cooked correctly, it doesn’t feel and taste like a non-meat ingredient. The kids and the hubby do not complain but instead say that it feels like they are eating meat, that is not meat.

Quorn is made with Mycoprotein, a fermented, natural, nutritious fungus taken from the soil. Mycoprotein is high in protein, high in fiber, low in saturated fat, and has no cholesterol. It’s texture is just like meat without the oil “sebo” effect when the cooked food turns cold.

Here are a few recipes I have made with the Quorn non-meat grounds:

Slowcooked Lasagna:

Sautéed with onions, garlic, a little vegetable oil and cooked with carrots and potatoes:

Sautéed with onion, garlic and cooked with tomato sauce and carrots: 

Sautéed with onions and garlic, cooked with fresh brown mushroom and tomato sauce. Add cooked penne pasta for a pasta meal.

Tamarind My Bell

Tamarind My Bell (sings Tamarind my beeeell…). Ok, sorry about that.

My daughter got this from the supermarket. She says it tastes great! This was not the first time she had the drink.

Tamarind My Bell is a distinct Filipino flavor with tamarind as the base of this locally blended juice drink. Locally sourced tamarind from the provinces like Pampanga, Bulacan and Zambales, this is a refreshing drink. It tastes sweet and sour and has a blend that’s kinda unique. For those who love tamarind, a sweet and sour fruit for eating fresh or used as condiment, this is for you.

It kinda reminds me of happy times under the big sampaloc tree in the compound where my grandparents lived. The tree was a witness to our growing up years and to countless family lunches and get-togethers. It would take around 3-4 people with outstretched arms to get the span of the tree trunk. Yep, that big. Not sure though if still yields fruit because we can’t go near it anymore.

Anyway, there are still 2 or 3 more flavors from this line of blended juices and we hope to try the other two (or more!) flavors. The bottles are eco-friendly and can be reused.

My daughter gives her two thumbs up to Tamarind My Bell Locally Blended Juice Drink.

Posted by Treasure Jar on Sep 30th 2017 | Filed in From the Admin's Desk,FYI,Shopping Finds,Through the Lens | Comments (0)

OPPO F3 FC Barcelona Limited Edition Smartphone

FC Barcelona, one of the mose popular football clubs is partnering with OPPO for the OPPO F3 FC Barcelona Limited Edition Smartphone.

One of the most popular and loved football clubs, the FC Barcelona or Barca and OPPO, the top international smartphone brand, teamed up to create the OPPO F3 FC Barcelona Limited Edition Smartphone. 

Heads up, O-Fans because you get a rare opportunity to win 1 out of the 3 units in the Philippines through a Facebook fan page giveaway!

The OPPO F3 FC Barcelona Limited Edition smartphone carries special Barca Red color with unique gold accent. This smartphone is made more special because the official logo of the FC Barcelona made of real 18 carat gold with the print ‘FC Barcelona Official Partner’ underneath.

Aside from the phone, the packaging is also made more special with a matte finish box and premium case with laser engraved signatures of today’s formidable football players.

These units are not being sold in the country. However, OPPO Philippines is giving Filipino fans a chance to win the OPPO F3 FC Barcelona Limited Edition Smartphone by simply visiting the OPPO Philippines Facebook page via http://bit.ly/OPPOFCB and follow the mechanics. A total of three limited edition smartphones will be given away this September 2017.

OPPO continues to push the boundaries beyond a smartphone brand and continues to touch customers through their passion points such as sports. In the Philippines, OPPO is part of the 2017 OPPO-PBA Governor’s Cup, the biggest and premiere basketball tournament in the country. OPPO has been supporting Gilas Pilipinas, the country’s official men’s national basketball team in their recent tournament in the South East Asian Games 2017.

Visit these links for more updates on OPPO:

facebook.com/OPPOPH
Instagram.com/OPPOPhilippines
twitter.com/OPPOPhilippines

For more information about OPPO, please visit http://www.oppo.com/ph/index.html

Posted by Treasure Jar on Sep 21st 2017 | Filed in Contest Alert!,FYI,Promos,Tech Blabber,TreasureJar Finds | Comments (0)

Bonchon Korean Fried Chicken

When Bonchon Philippines opened shops in the Philippines, we were not too ready for the food it offered. The chicken pieces were “too small” for the kids who are used to big sized fried chicken. Since then we have been to the stores only a handful of times. Mostly we go to the Trinoma branch because that is where we always go for supermarket days and daily parking. We love their Bibimbowl though.

One time that my youngest child and I were out, she said she wants to go to Bonchon for lunch and so we went there. She ordered the chicken wings and said we’d give it another try.

We loved the fried chicken wings. It was flavorful. Surpringly, despite the size, it was quite filling.

I still have to replicate this to be featured in my food blog though I am not sure if I will do it because we rarely have fried chicken at home.

Anyway…

Have you tried these Korean style fried chicken from Bonchon? What do you think?

Posted by Treasure Jar on Sep 11th 2017 | Filed in Bonding Time,FYI,Promos,Purse Strings,Shopping Finds,Through the Lens,TreasureJar Finds | Comments (0)

Pancake House

#TreasureJarFinds Mushroom Omelette for last Friday’s (September 1) lunch in between workload. This is filling and delicious.

Mushroom Burger steak and 2pcs Classic Panfried Chicken

Halo-halo, without ice cream.

2nd and 3rd photos were from two weeks ago.

Pancake House has been a favorite restaurant of the family for a long time. The servings are big, the taste is good. The food being served feel like these were made from a family home kitchen.

Not ad, we paid for these meals.

OPPO For Star Magic All-Star Game 2017

OPPO for Star Magic All-Star Game

OPPO partnered with Star Magic for 2017 All-Star Game featuring Star Magic’s Kapamilya heart throbs Daniel Padilla (Team Daniel) and Gerald Anderson (Team Gerald) last August 13, 2017 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Photos and short videos here . 

The game was intense as both teams battled it out on the court. It was OPPO’s brand ambassador Ronnie Alonte and Young JV Kapunan who performed well to help put their teams ahead of the game.

Kathyrn Bernardo initiated the ceremonial ball toss before the start of the game. Favorite Kapamilya personalities had halftime performances led by Jona and loveteams MayWard and KissMarc.

The second half of the game was more intense as Team Daniel worked hard to overcome Team Gerald. Team Gerald, with Young JV, JC de Vera and Gerald Anderson himself controlled the pace for their team and did not let Team Red overcome them.

OPPO’s very own ambassador, Ronnie Alonte led Team Red during the last quarter, garnering 38 points. Axel Torres of Team Red helped pull three-pointers for the team.

Watch the entire action-packed game of both teams on August 20, in ABS-CBN Channel 2, right after ASAP and ABS- CBN Sports + Action, 8PM.

EDIT: Team Gerald lead the game from the start to the finish, with as many as 18 points on the lead to win the game with 3 points lead at 93-90.

This year’s mythical five consisted of team captains, Gerald Anderson and Daniel Padilla, Young JV Kapunan, ZanjoeMarudo, and Ronnie Alonte. Awarded as the Most Valuable Player of the game is team captain Gerald Anderson who acknowledged his team’s strong collaboration for his strong performance on court.

Despite the intense action on-court, winners of the special awardof OPPO Selfie Ready Trio were Gerald Anderson, ZanjoeMarudo, and Ronnie Alonte for looking fresh and ready for a selfie anytime.

“OPPO’s partnership with Star Magic All-Star was definitely a success. The objectives of the game are to promote sportsmanship among Star Magic’s male artists and to treat OPPO’s loyal fans through a one-of-a-kind basketball match. OPPO is all about capturing the best moments in life with just one click and we’re glad that OPPO have made this possible. Not only did the fans enjoyed the intense game between the two teams, the game also served as the perfect venue for them to actually capture the best and extreme moments on and off court using their OPPO smartphone.”, said Stephen Cheng, OPPO Philippines Brand Marketing Manager.

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Posted by Treasure Jar on Aug 19th 2017 | Filed in FYI,Happenings,Philippines,television | Comments (0)

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