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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)

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)

BG Bridal Gallery Mobile App

BG Bridal Gallery launches mobile wedding planning app

Brides-to-be now have a wedding planning tool at their fingertips with the BG Bridal Gallery App

BG Bridal Gallery, an international wedding planning company has launched a mobile app which offers free wedding planning consultations. It has a showroom at the Bonifacio Global City.

 

During the launch, BG’s Wedding Experts showcased the features of the mobile app and showed how they are purveyors of All Things Wedding. 

What is BG Bridal Gallery? Why is it a Wedding Planning Tool?

BG Bridal Gallery CEO Tony Wakiyama explained that the BG Bridal Gallery app “gives brides-to-be access to all things wedding from wedding ideas professionals, promos and more.”

Available in iOS and Android, the app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play, respectively. It is absolutely free. Couples planning their wedding can discover wedding ideas like planning tips and global themes. They also have access to the finest wedding professionals. Special promos and VIP access to discounts and freebies can also be availed of in the app.

Mobile App Launch Promos

Brides-to-be who download the app have the chance to win exciting prizes such as a Php25,000 voucher that they can use to purchase any BG Bridal Gallery wedding service and a chance to win dinner for two at High Street Cafe, Shangri-La The Fort at the monthly draw.

Help Brides Out. Drop a Review and Win” campaign invites future brides to leave reviews for their wedding professionals. This will enable them to win a free di we at Shangri-La at the Fort. By signing up in the BGBridal Gallery app and leaving a review, they get a raffle entry. The more reviews given the more raffle entries can be had for more chances of winning

We encourage both brides and newlyweds to download and experience our app. Newlyweds can share their experience and help more brides create their perfect wedding day,” said BG Bridal Gallery General Manager Mark Consuegra.

GM Consuegra also shared that “Cinematic wedding video with personalized storylines are trending for this year while pre-wedding photo shoots are still very popular, especially when held outside the city,” Greenery, rustic and modern themes are the latest trends in 2017.

One Stop Shop Wedding Planning Solutions

Aside from investing in new technologies to make wedding planning easier, BG Bridal Gallery also offers engaged couples a one stop shop solution to wedding planning:

• free consultancy service from their expert wedding planners, the company aims to make wedding planning easy and stress-free.
• BG Bridal Gallery offers on-the-day coordination, full coordination and a one stop shop wedding package.

We have witnessed more than a million weddings from the last 40 years so we understand the varied and ever changing taste of brides when it comes to weddings. By bringing global themes and design, we give Filipina brides more choices for their dream wedding. We also continue to partner with the finest professionals to make sure that brides have access to the latest trends from local and international markets,” said Wakiyama.

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The BG Bridal Gallery Showroom is located at Unit 312, 3rd Floor C2 Building, Bonifacio High Street Central, BGC, Taguig City. To inquire or to book a BG Bridal Gallery’s wedding planning, brides can visit them at their showroom, 10AM to 8PM, Monday to Sunday (except holidays). They can also sign up for a free consultation at the BG Bridal Gallery Facebook or call (02) 720 9804 or email infoph@bgbridalgallery.com.

For more information on BG Bridal Gallery and its latest promos and activities, they can visit the website at https://www.bgbridalgallery.com.ph and chat with the BG team or find BG Bridal Gallery on Facebook at facebook.com/bgbridalgallery and on Twitter and Instagram @BGBridalGallery.

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ABOUT BG BRIDAL GALLERY
Into the wedding industry since 1976, we have filmed real love stories of more than one million couples with NST Pictures. We’ve witnessed different cultures and traditions. We captured special moments from across the globe — Japan, United States, and the Philippines.
Through the years, we saw how brides (and grooms) prepare for their big day. We came to understand what they need and so, with the same passion to pull off that dream wedding, we dedicate a wedding planning services online and offline for brides. Yes, our commitment paved the way for what is now BG Bridal Gallery — a place for all things wedding.

 

Next Level: Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke

The makers of high quality and high definition karaoke machines and accessories, Platinum Karaoke, has just become a major game changer with the launch of its newest and most exciting product: the Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke.

Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke has the following features which will surely bring your karaoke experience to a whole new level:

  • portable
  • can be bank-powered or through USB port
  • it has over 17,000 songs in English and OPM
  • over 100 new songs updated monthly
  • HD capabilities with superb video
  • High Fidelity sound output quality
  • 24gb multimedia console which enables you to store and watch your favorite movies and listen to your favorite songs
  • it is a Smart Karaoke which enables browsing and surfing the internet
  • you can also share your phone’s display on the big screen

Being an all-in-one entertainment package, this portable and ease of use convenient Alpha Mic Karaoke can be brought outdoors, in picnics and even in your cars during road trips. Super fun, right?

Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza

Because Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke is your new level karaoke entertainment, the hottest and most-sought-after love team in the Philippines, known as “ALDUB”. Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza are the newest brand ambassadors of Platinum’s Alpha Mic Karaoke. Like the brand, the love team and Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke both embody the element of wholesome fun and entertainment with a vide that’s fresh and pulsating.

Ruth Ana Bautista, Platinum’s assistant marketing manager says: “Platinum Karaoke knows that Alden and Maine embody the same personality and vibe of the new Alpha Mic. Aside from that, both of them are also known to strengthen bonding relationships, having strong ties with their respective families, and attesting that karaoke is a big part of their momentous family bondings.”

Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza

And just like the Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke, ALDUB is a truly a game changer. They are the phenomenal love team that rocked afternoon television’s audience – nothing like anyone has ever seen and experienced before. Their tandem is organic, fresh, believable and full of life which endears them more to the fans who adore them.

Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke Aldub and Platinum executives

Alden and Maine are set to reach a whole new level in their careers – next level as they would say. They are still set to go to new heights and who knows, to a new level in their “love team” relationship.

Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke, is definitely ready for the next level as together with Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, it brings music to life and life to music!

Platinum Karaoke is available in all leading music stores nationwide.

For more information or online orders, please visit www.platinumkaraoke.ph,

Like The PlatinumKaraoke in Facebook

Follow Twitter and Instagram accounts @platinumkaraoke.

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.

 

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