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Compiled Recipe – Pork Salpicao

Pork Salpicao

Ingredients:
* 1 kg pork tenderloin, cut into ½-inch cubes
* ¼ cup liquid seasoning
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 1 tbsp butter
* 2 heads garlic, minced

Preparations:
1) Marinate pork tenderloin in liquid seasoning for 15 to 30 minutes.

2) In a hot pan, pour in olive oil and butter. Add the garlic and allow it to cook until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat.

3) Add the marinated pork and cook until all sides are brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with garlic bits when serving.

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Product Review: Nescafe Mocha Bottle Shaker

Nescafe Mocha Bottle Shaker

Hey guys! It’s been a while since I haven’t posted a blog entry for product reviews. Right now, I’ll be writing a product review about Nescafe Mocha Bottle Shaker. We’ve seen this a lot of times in TV ads or commercials with a girl handing out bottle shakers to guests or beach goers.

So, out of curiosity, I also bought one for my own that I could carry outside with me wherever I go or just to use at home. Being a coffee lover, I make sure that I have at least a cup or glass of iced coffee.

Cautions:
* Fill coffee only up to the brim of the lower bottle.
* Be sure that the upper bottle is returned properly to the bottle to avoid leak.
* This product is not intended to be spill-proof and is not guaranteed against minor leakage.
* This item is not a toy. Handle with care.
* Breakage and cracks may appear if used improperly. Stop use immediately when crack or breakage is found.
* Item is non-microwaveable.
* Do not expose to open flames or high temperature.
* Do not put boiling water.
* Please consume prepared coffee immediately.

Cleaning With Instruction:
* Wash thoroughly with soap and water before and after each use.
* Do not use a harsh chemical or abrasive cleaner when washing.
* This is NOT dishwasher safe.
* Keep in safe, dry and clean place.

You can find this instruction written in a small paper being placed in the bottle shaker itself the first time you open it. Nescafe Mocha Bottle Shaker is available in groceries or you may also order them through online at a price of Php 70.80 along with 12 sachets of Nescafe Mocha (6 sachets of Coco Mocha and 6 sachets of Berry Mocha).

Shake and Share!

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Compiled Recipe – Shakshouka

Shakshouka

Ingredients:
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* ½ tsp dried thyme
* 1 can diced tomatoes (800 grams)
* 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
* 6 large eggs
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* water as needed
* pan de sal (to serve)

Preparations:
1) Heat oil in a large cast iron pan over medium heat. Sauté onion until starting to brown slightly. Add garlic and cook until softened.

2) Sprinkle with thyme and stir until aromatic. Add tomatoes and balsamic vinegar and stir until just mixed. Cook until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3) Bring to a boil then simmer. Break eggs on top of tomato mixture then cover. Simmer until eggs are just set. Serve with pan de sals.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Spicy Omelet Roll

Spicy Omelet Roll

Ingredients:
* 4 large eggs
* ½ tsp salt
* ¼ tsp ground black pepper
* ¼ tsp curry powder
* ¼ tsp chili powder
* 1 tbsp flour
* ¼ tsp baking powder
* 1 small red onion
* 3 cloves garlic
* 2 tbsp butter, melted
* 3 tomatoes, sliced
* 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
* ¼ cup cream cheese, softened
* 1 tbsp capers, drained
* 4 slices ham
* garlic fried rice (to serve)

Preparations:
1) Break eggs in a bowl. Season with salt, ground black pepper, curry powder and chili powder or to taste, flour and baking powder. Whisk to mix. Set aside.

2) Sweat red onion and garlic in melted butter in a large non-stick frying pan. Add tomatoes and cook until softened. Add sliced mushrooms. Set aside.

3) Pour in eggs and stir. When set, transfer to a cutting board. Spread cream cheese, softened, on omelet. Scatter capers, mushroom mixture and ham slices over cream cheese. Roll into a log and slice into rounds. Serve with garlic fried rice.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Pork Salpicao

Pork Salpicao

Ingredients:
* 1 kg pork tenderloin, cut into ½-inch cubes
* ¼ cup liquid seasoning
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 1 tbsp butter
* 2 heads garlic, minced

Preparations:
1) Marinate pork tenderloin in liquid seasoning for 15 to 30 minutes.

2) In a hot pan, pour in olive oil and butter. Add the garlic and allow it to cook until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat.

3) Add the marinated pork and cook until all sides are brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with garlic bits when serving.

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Compiled Recipe – Corned Beef Lasagna

Corned Beef Lasagna

Ingredients:
* 2 tbsp oil
* 1 medium red onion, chopped
* 1 clove garlic, chopped
* 1 tsp Italian seasoning
* 1 tsp tomato paste
* 1 can diced tomatoes, around 800 grams
* 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* 1 tsp sugar
* ½ cup water
* 1 beef bouillon cube
* 2 cups corned beef, drained
* 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
* ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
* 8 lasagna sheets, uncooked

Preparations:
1) Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

2) Make tomato sauce: In a large sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onion, then garlic, until both are softened. Sprinkle Italian seasoning. Stir in tomato paste and cook until pastiness has been cooked off. Add diced tomatoes and water; stir to mix. Sprinkle salt, ground black pepper and sugar. Bring to a simmer. Add bouillon cube in mixture; stir to dissolve. Remove from heat and set aside.

3) In a small bowl, mix mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Set aside.

4) Layer lasagna: Spread ½ cup tomato sauce on the bottom of a 9-inch round baking dish. Place a layer of lasagna sheets. Cover with tomato sauce , spread corned beef mixture over tomato sauce and sprinkle mozzarella mix. Top with lasagna sheets. Repeat with remaining lasagna sheets, tomato sauce and end with mozzarella mix until baking dish is full.

5) Place in oven and bake for 40 minutes or until noodles are softened. Slice and serve.

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Compiled Recipe – No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Ingredients:
* 2 cups graham crackers, crushed, around 1 pack
* ¼ cup choc nut, around 8 large pieces
* ¼ cup butter, melted
* 2 packs cream cheese, softened (227 grams each)
* ½ cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
* 1 cup all-purpose cream
* 1 ripe mango
* 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled, chopped

Preparations:
1) Make the crust: In a large bowl, mix graham crackers and Choc Nut. Pour in melted butter and mix thoroughly until crumbs resemble the texture of wet sand. Dump mixture into an 8-inch springform pan. Evenly press crumbs against the bottom of the pan, using your fingers and palms to flatten the crust. Chill until ready to use.

2) Meanwhile , make the filling: In a stand mixer with a beater attachment, beat cream cheese until creamy. Add ½ cup sugar and beat until fluffy. Set aside. In a stainless steel bowl, whisk chilled cream to soft peaks. Fold half the whipped cream into the cream cheese until blended. Fold in the remaining whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Pour onto the chilled crust. Use an offset spatula to smoothen the top. Chill overnight, or at least 4 hours.

3) Make the coulis: Cut the cheeks off the mango and dice the flesh. Place in a mini food processor with 1 tablespoon sugar and puree until smooth. Transfer to a container. In the same food processor, rinsed and cleaned, add strawberries, remaining sugar and 1 tablespoon water. Puree strawberry mixture and transfer to a container. Chill both coulis until ready to serve with cheesecake. To serve, cut cheesecake into slices and drizzle with coulis.

 

 

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Compiled Recipe – Baked Salmon With Potatoes

Baked Salmon with Potatoes

Ingredients:
* 3 large potatoes, cut into wedges
* 1 head garlic, broken into cloves
* 8 shallots
* ¼ cup olive oil
* ½ tsp dried thyme
* 8 spears asparagus
* 4 fillets salmon, 2-inches thick
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* 4 pieces calamansi , halved

Preparations:
1) Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

2) In a 9×13-inch baking pan, toss potatoes, garlic and shallots in olive oil and thyme.

3) Meanwhile, season salmon and asparagus with salt and ground black pepper. Squeeze juice of 1 calamansi over each salmon. Remove baking pan from oven. Add asparagus and top with salmon. Place back in oven and bake until salmon is cooked through, 15 minutes.

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Product Review: Flawless Tea Tree Soap

Flawless Tea Tree Soap
Flawless Tea Tree Soap (Php 140)

Hi, Bellas! What’s up? So, here’s my product review for Tea Tree Soap which I bought from Flawless through their online shop. One of the reasons why I ordered this product is that it’s one of the soap that the in-house doctor recommended for me with regards to my skin concern which is acne.

For the first part, I’d be writing the product description, direction for use and ingredients.

Flawless Tea Tree Soap (Product Description)
Flawless Tea Tree Soap (Product Description)

 

Product Description: Flawless Tea Tree Soap contains Tea Tree extract, a substance which is scientifically proven to be effective in controlling symptoms of acne. This product is mostly recommended for individuals with oily and acne-prone skin.

This soap is light blue or bluish green in color and somewhat has a scent of menthol when you use it.

Flawless Tea Tree Soap (direction for use and ingredients)

Direction For Use: Massage in circular motion your entire face. Rinse with water. This product is for morning and evening use.

Ingredients: Triethanolamine, Stearic Acid, Water, Lauric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Myristic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Glycerin, Cocodiethanolamide, EDTA, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, C.I #12700 and C.I #74260

This Tea Tree Soap is exclusively distributed by Forever Flawless Face and Body Center, Inc.

Second part will be about what I like and dislike about the product, its verdict (will I buy it again?) and my rating.

What I Like: Its menthol scent. I love its mild effect on my face as well even though I’m trying this for the first time.

What I Don’t Like: Not much that I can think of except that it’s a bit pricey or costly. (Php 140/90 gram)

Verdict: This product is cool to use. Tea Tree Soap is more recommended for those with oily skin and acne problems. This is good for morning and evening use and I will definitely be using this as my daily regimen.

Will I Buy This Again? Yes. This is one product that I need for my skin concerns, regardless of its price.

My Rating: 4/5

Please do remember that  it’s still best to consult the in-house doctor on what product or treatment answers your skin concern. You may book your free consultation at their clinic. Just visit their website at http://www.flawless.com.ph and feel free to book your appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

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Compiled Recipe – Old Bay Seasoned Camaron

Old Bay Seasoned Camaron

Ingredients:
* ½ can all purpose flour
* ½ cup cornstarch
* 2 tsp old bay seasoning, divided
* ¾ cup water, old bay seasoning
* 1 kilo tiger prawns, deveined, head and shells removed
* ½ cup mayonnaise
* 1 tbsp milk
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* oil (for frying)

Preparations:
1) Pre-heat a deep sauté pan over medium heat with enough oil to reach about halfway up the sides.

2) Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix flour, cornstarch , 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning and water with a whisk. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3) Once oil is hot enough, grab a prawn by the tail and dip in the batter, letting any excess drip off. Gently place in the hot oil and cook until browned and prawns are lighter in weight. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining prawns and batter.

4) Make the dip: In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, milk and remaining Old Bay. Serve with camaron.