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Philips AVENT Celebrates Today’s Moms

Philips AVENT: Experience healthy and joyful motherhood from pregnancy to playground

One of the most difficult but most rewarding roles is that of the role of a MOTHER. Motherhood is a 24/7 role that demands full time attention and utmost care in putting the children’s needs before one’s own. Love and unselfishness along with unlimited patience, can help a mother go through the long and busy days with spent caring for the children.

It is in this regard that Philips AVENT, the brand most recommended by moms worldwide, recognizes the challenges and rewards mothers are facing in this modern day. Philips AVENT carries on in helping mothers make the right choices from pregnancy to playground through an activation entitled “Today’s Moms: The Joys and Challenges of Motherhood.”

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This exciting event was a culmination of a week-long motherhood celebration in partnership with the Baby Company. Held at the SM Makati recently, it aims to equip moms with lifetime parenting tools and guidance with the use of healthy and innovative solutions from Philips AVENT.

Hosted by Marylaine Louise Viernes, the event educated guests on  various topics about effective motherhood while promoting the wellness of their young children.

Chef Dang Adrias, chef instructor at the Metropolitan Occupational Science and Technology Institute, shared healthy homemade baby food cooking tips using the Avent Combined Steamer and Blender. This Avent Combined Steamer and Blender will surely make preparing healthy food choices to young children easy and almost fuss-free.

Sharon Agoncillo, managing director at Baby Signs Philippines, interestingly talked about how parents can communicate with their babies – even before they can talk. Signing for babies who do not have hearing impairment helps not only in making them express what they feel, it also makes bonding between parents and child so much easier.

Frances Amper Sales, writer and digital influencer behind Topaz Horizon, gave out helpful notes on how to capably raise three little boys, while staying chic and positively beautiful. Mothers need not look haggard when taking care of their children and the household with the 10 simple tips on how to stay positively looking great without taking time away from the responsibilities.

The full-day, free admission event featured the Philips AVENT Studio – a showcase of Philips’ diverse range of healthy lifestyle technologies for moms and their infants or toddlers; an expression board where guests posted colorful sheets of paper as they share their fulfilling motherhood experiences; and a pit-stop where guests were able to avail of free hairstyling makeovers and healthy refreshments.

RJ Buenaventura, Commercial Leader of Philips Philippines Inc., Personal Health Sector, says, “Philips AVENT has always been committed in helping parents to make the right choices to give their children a healthy start and a healthy future. As we celebrate Mother’s Day this month, we strive to empower and continue to support new and seasoned moms through innovatively healthy solutions and on-ground activities that would guide mothers in various stages of parenthood. “

Philips AVENT’s product range includes baby bottles, breast pumps, and other baby feeding and health accessories.  For more information on Philips AVENT, log on to www.philips.com.ph .

 

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About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 106,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

 

No-Bake Choco-Nut Cake Pops

I have always wanted to make Cake Pops but I was apprehensive because I didn’t want to bake a cake only to crumble it to make these Cake Pops. So when the opportunity to join “Sarap maging kid with Inipit” or  #NoLimitWithInipit Contest was sponsored by Nuffnang, I decided to join using Inipit’s Custard Cake Sandwich as my cake base.

To make the Cake Pops healthier, I used Dried Figs and a local brand of all-natural and not so sweet peanut butter to hold the crumbled cake together instead of the usual shortening or jam or even chocolate-based spread. For the melted chocolate, I used semi-sweet chocolate. Maybe next time I will use dark chocolate instead to lessen the sweetness in the recipe. My children absolutely loved it but said it was a tad sweet for them. They are not used to eating too sweet and too salty food that’s why.

Anyway…

Ingredients:

  • 5 pcs Custard flavor Inipit
  • 5 pcs Dried Figs
  • 1/3 cup local brand all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 pack of semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • rainbow candy sprinkles

Procedure:

crumbled Inipit

Crumble the custard inipit until almost powdery in consistency.

Put the figs in a food processor and mix till it has a pasty consistency.

Add the peanut and the figs to the crumbled custard Inipit.

Chocolate-Nut Balls

Make small balls and freeze for an hour or two.

Melted chocolate

Melt the chocolate in the microwave using 1 minute/medium heat cycles. After every minute, get the microwaveable container and mix the chocolate. Repeat till all the chocolate pieces are melted and smooth.

Get the frozen choco-nut balls and insert a straw halfway in each of the balls.

Use a spoon to drip melted chocolate on the frozen choco-nut balls. Turn the straw around so that the excess chocolate will drip back in the bowl.

Sprinkle with rainbow candy sprinklers.

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Put the Choco-Nut Cake Pops on a stand like a styro to dry. I used a baking bowl, put some clean and unused table rags inside, covered with an elastic plastic cover and inserted the straws through the plastic cover.

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Presenting the No-Bake Choco-Nut Cake Pops with Inipit Custard Cake Sandwich as the base cake. I was able to make 13 No-Bake Choco-Nut Cake Pops. So easy to make!

 

Add Krem-Top to your Coffee

I am not one to put creamer in my coffee. Having tried Krem-Top in our brewed coffee is a welcome treat for me. Krem-Top is a non-dairy coffee creamer that gives all the rich taste which best complements your coffee. Relish the creaminess and savour the wonderful aroma which will make your coffee experience more enjoyable.

Krem-Top

Krem-Top is a perfect partner with a hot cuppa for a breakfast of fried rice, bacon and sausage. Yum!

Incidentally, Krem-Top has an ongoing campaign called Change for the Better.

I used Krem-Top in one of the homemade gifts I gave away last Christmas and here was what it looked like:

Coffee Mix

From bottom to top:

1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups powdered chocolate milk
1 cup Krem-Top non-dairy creamer
1/3 cup coffee
1/2t cinnamon
1/2t nutmeg

Instructions: shake the container until all of the ingredients are incorporated. OR pour the ingredients in a clean bowl, stir till everything has been mixed. Transfer back in the container.

Use two heaping tablespoons to make a cup of hot creamy coffee.

Posted by Treasure Jar on Jan 16th 2015 | Filed in From the Admin's Desk,Kitchen Needs,Recipes,Reviews,Through the Lens | Comments (0)

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.

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