Follow Your Sweet Cravings at Mio Gelati

When it comes to cold desserts, Gelato will always be my top pick. Compared to ice cream, Gelato is more dense, rich, creamy and flavorful. Despite the small servings, the taste lingers in my mouth. I remember indulging a lot of this dessert during my El Nido trip!  Imagine my excitement when I received the…

10 Things You Can Do This Long Weekend

Nope, I am not part of the population rejoicing over the recently declared long weekend due to the ASEAN Summit. I got work to do during these days, sadly. However, I can at least suggest some activities you can do or places to visit during these holidays. Planning an out-of-town trip sounds a good idea,…

El Mateo: Artisan Spreads Within Your Budget

We always look for ways to enhance our food. With the constant innovation in the food industry today, I am not surprised if there are several new products being introduced left and right in the market to improve our food experience. As an example, dips and spreads started to boom among small entrepreneurs to provide…

Mackerel and Salted Egg Nachos + Uni-Pak Giveaway

We Pinoys always look at Mackerel as a simple, straightforward dish that saves the unplanned dinner if you’re running out of budget or time to prepare a heavy meal. Toss it from the can, either saute it in noodles or eat it as it is – then you’re good to go. However, with its many…

Garden Cheese Omelet Recipe

I call this the Garden Cheese Omelet because it has veggies and cheese in it. I’m not yet skilled in creating a perfect omelet so I let my brother assist me, since he used to work in the kitchen. It looks hard to try, if you got the right pan temperature and techniques, it’s easy…

Shrimp, Chicken and Veggies in Olive Oil Recipe

Lately, I am trying to switch my lifestyle by changing my diet. With that, I am trying to find recipes that can substitute veggies for rice. My food stash consists of mostly vegetables, chicken, seafood, etc. With the available ingredients in my refrigerator, I tried to come up with a simple recipe that combines chicken, shrimp…

Justice League Grand Launch: Will You Join the League?

The most-awaited movie of the year is ready to rock the theaters soon. But before that much anticipated premiere, Pacific Licensing Studio, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and SM Supermalls set the stage ablaze as it launched DC’s legendary superheroes, the Justice League last October 14 at The Block of SM North Edsa.  The…

Nice Two Meat U: Riding the Korean Bandwagon (Not!)

Kdrama has taken over the trend today, influencing music, gestures, language and even food. Thanks to the Kdrama hype, a lot of Korean restaurants today have boosted their influx of customers wanting to immerse on the culture of their idols. Seeing a lot of friends on my IG feed dining at Korean restaus, I suddenly…

October 17, 2017 is #NationalPamperingDay!

Today’s “millenial” generation has become active in wearing many hats at work, school, church and community. Although I am evasive about being labeled as a member of it (still in denial, yeah!), I am not exempted from having that active lifestyle as I juggle career, home, blogging and church ministries all at the same time….

Spanish Sardines Pasta Recipe

Inspired by the outcome of the Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp Pasta, I tried making use of Spanish Sardines as the base ingredient for my new pasta recipe. I prefered sardines over tuna because the it is less fishy but tastier. I also resolved to keep a stock of olive oil in my pantry because I…

Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta

Pasta is one of my favorite dishes by default. Pertaining to sauces, I am more inclined to cooking cream and tomato-based ones because these are more in-demand in the family. But recently, I tried cooking oil-based variants since the last dish my that friend Kit and I prepared turned out well. Cooking became our bonding…

Rediscovering El Nido in 4 Days: A Travel Guide

Second Time’s the Charm It’s my second time in El Nido. Back in 2015, I did not have the courage to blog about it fearing that I might not give justice to the beautiful place through my words and photos. El Nido is too immaculately beautiful to describe, not to mention I only have a…

A Farewell Letter to Nikki

Dear Nikki, I haven’t given you a name, not until today that I realized how much you mean to me after you departed. I can’t imagine having to write this letter. It still tears me apart, knowing our journey has come to an end. First of all, I apologize for being careless last Sunday. I…

Blogger’s Giveaway: Tapa King GC + TGC Bloom Coffee

If you’ve been following my blog, you’d know I love food. I take pleasure in exploring new restaurants, getting invited to food tasting events, cooking at home, and just discovering whatever pleases my palate. My friends instantly know that before we touch anything on the dining table, it should be photographed first. Then later, I’d…

Nacpan Beach and Las Cabañas: El Nido’s Pieces of Paradise

When you talk about El Nido, you’d equate it to beautiful islands, lagoons and limestone cliffs. Little did we know that there are other beaches around that are exquisitely beautiful on their own, and comparison is pretty much a taboo. Just like the other islands in the prominent Tours A, B, C and D, the…

8CutsTurns5: Why We Love the 8 Cuts Burger Blends 5th Year Anniv Promo

For its fifth year anniversary today, 8 Cuts Burger Blends has a special treat for its beloved patrons. Selected items on the menu like Cheeseburger, Q-Daddy, Piggy and Party Spaghetti are sold for only Php 88. As soon as they had the social media blast of this promo, I immediately tagged my friend Jem knowing…

Experiencing the Best Pizza of El Nido at Trattoria Altrov’è

El Nido, being a melting pot of tourists from all sides of the globe has an immense range of food hubs to satiate your taste buds. International cuisines like Italian, Greek, French, American, European, Mediterranean could be among your favored dining choices near the beach. On our first night, we googled the top dining spots…