my journey with DDI

I may not have started my first few years in blogging with DDI, but it was in this group that I had found the sense of belongingness. The warm welcome they give everyone, from old members who migrated from an old group  to new members who wanted to join our group They were all treated equally and well, they all get support from the group.

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For the past two years I may not have been so active with the group, but I make sure to attend the events the group has, I also thank them for they still welcome me eventhough I am not an active member anymore. I have seen how the officers worked with much dedication in their hearts and much teamwork. Let us continue to help everyone in our group shine! 😀

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I wish DDI more successsful projects to come.. more years and more members! 🙂 Happy 1st year to our group! 😀 Cheers! 😀

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Gold: PLDT Home
Silver: Jolly Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Bronze: Abreeza Ayala Mall
Benefactors: Lachi’s Sans Rival Atbp., Cecil’s Snack Inn & Restaurant, Seda Abreeza Hotel, Marco Polo Davao, Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Davao, M Magazine.


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[Recipes] Jolly Guinataan Corn w/ Gelatin

Its almost summer, how do most of us celebrate summer? Some go on vacations, or go on the beach or do other outdoor activities since most schools are having their break. Most of us spend our summer with family at home, or on picnics. If you enjoy cooking, here is a  simple dessert I want share to you. An ideal dessert for the summer season!

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If you like eating something with guinataan or you like maja? or something cold like halo-halo.. you will like this simple recipe.

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Ingredients:

90 g Unflavored Gulaman       200 ml Jolly  Coconut Milk

500 ml Water                                60 ml Jolly Condensed milk

200 g  Jolly Corn Kernels

Procedure:

  1. Combine Gelatine Powder and water  in a pot, stir until powder is well dissolved. Bring to a boil and then pour into moulds. Let it set. Once set cut Gelatine into small cubes.
  2. Combine Coconut milk and Condensed Milk in a bowl. Add in corn kernels and gulaman. Add crused ice.. Chill and serve.

Enjoy summer with this Simple recipe! 😀

Have a STEAKation w/ McDonalds Mushroom Pepper Steak

Let’s Welcome 2017 with a STEAKation at McDo with its new Mushroom Pepper Steak! A new  addition to McDonald’s range of filling and affordable rice meals, it features a juicy burger patty, smothered in a mushroom cream sauce with a hint of pepper, and topped off with sliced button mushrooms.

With the New Mushroom Pepper Steak, customers can enjoy a STEAKation wherever they are, may it be at home or at work. Taste the 1-pc Mushroom Pepper Steak with a regular drink for only Php55. It also comes as a 2-pc meal with a regular drink for only Php89 or with a McFreeze starting at Php69 for a 1-pc meal and Php 99 for a 2-pc meal.

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Enjoy your STEAKation on any occassion! 😀 Grab a meal.. anytime anywhere via Drive-Thru or McDelivery (86-2-36, www.mcdelivery.com.ph, or the McDo PH app).

[Review] Jollycow Choco Milk

Jollycow Chocolate milk is a new player in the market. Upon receiving the box of Jollycow, I was excited to give it a try. When breakfast came the next day, I tried a glass of chilled Jollycow choco milk, though I don’t like drinking plain milk (read Fresh milk) I must say drinking chocolate milk for me is something different for me. JollyCow’s Chocolate milk has this rich chocolate flavor, more like dark chocolate plus its not too sweet.

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As for its packaging, its available in 2 sizes: 200 ml Ideal for kids baon & 1L  for sharing at home. The difference between Choco milk and choco drink is that choco milk healthier since its made from 100% pure cow’s milk, cocoa & Sugar. Its the healthier choice.

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Give Jollycow Chocolate Milk a try! 😀 You will surely love it! 🙂

Jolly Cream of Mushroom Meatball Pasta

Few more days ’til Christmas…still can’t decide on what to prepare for the Noche Buena?   When we were given a challenge creating our own Noche Buena Recipe by using Jolly gift basket given to us.

I thought of doing a simple dish ideal for snacks or dinner.

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Jolly Cream of Mushroom Meatball Pasta

Ingredients:

1 pack  Al Dente Penne Regate (cooked as per Packaging instruction)

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For meatballs:

½ kilo ground pork
½ kilo ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped finely
1 medium carrot, chopped finely
1 bundle celery stalk, chopped finely
½ cup evaporated milk

2 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. salt
3 eggs
½ cup oil

For the sauce:

2 tbsp butter
1 can button mushroom (you can use shitake mushroom)
1 can cream of mushroom
½ cup water
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for meatballs except oil.
2. Form golf ball size meatballs.
3. Shallow fry meatballs. Set aside.
4. Lower the heat. Using the same oil, add butter. Let it melt.
5. Put mushrooms.
6. Pour cream of mushroom and water.
7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
8. Put fried meatballs.
9. Mix until meatballs are well coated.
10. Mix Pasta with the Meatball Sauce!

 

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Happy Cooking! and  Merry Christmas everyone! 😀

Ideas on How to enjoy Lotus Biscoff?

It was just last saturday that I got to know about Lotus Biscoff at the DDI Acquaintance Party.  Upon my first taste of it, it reminds me of cookie butter, which was popular way back. Lotus Biscoff is best paired with coffee, but since I am not a coffee drinker, I had thought of some ways of enjoying biscoff my way!

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How to enjoy Lotus Biscoff? Here my top 3 Ideas:

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#1 I enjoy pairing Biscoff with my Wheat grass drink when I am in a hurry on breakfast!

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#2 Oatmeal w/ Peaches & Biscoff is such a treat for people who love dessert but doesn’t love the taste of oatmeal! 😀

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#3 Dessert: U can enjoy it as toppings for desserts.. its like sweet for my sweets 😀 another idea is coffee ice cream with Lotus Biscoff! 😀

I know you may have more ideas on how to enjoy your Lotus Biscoff.. What do u think of my ideas?  For those who haven’t yet discover the great chemistry of coffee and Biscoff.. give it a try!

Serenitea’s New Summer Flavors

One day I got a surprise package, a goodie bag with Reese’s  Peanut butter cups. Excited to try the drink since it has Peanut butter on the drink.. something new for me.. 🙂

Beat the Summer heat with these 2 new Summer flavors from Serenitea. Their Limited-Time Summer Series drinks are made delicious with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. The Summer Series comes in two flavors: Chocolate Slush and Matcha Slush, both made with Reese Peanut Butter cups for only P185. This offer is available in all Serenitea stores from    March 20 to May 31, 2016.

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For Serenitea Fans out there, you can visit their latest branch at the  2nd floor of Grand Canal Venice.

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Watch out for the opening of its newest branch this May 2016 at Ayala Legazpi  Mall in Bicol. Enjoy

For more information about Serenitea:

FB : https://www.facebook.com/iloveserenitea

Instagram: @iloveserenitea

website: www.iloveserenitea.com

twitter: @iloveserenitea

[Food] Cafe Rihanna

If  you are looking for authentic Middle-Eastern dishes (Saudi Arabian food) in particular. Try Cafe Rihanna,  its just opened last Feb 29,  a new addition to a number of Mediterranean inspired restaurants in the city.

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Most of their ingredients & spices are imported from Saudi Arabia.

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Here are some of the food served during the food tasting and at the opening:

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Chicken Biryani (Saudi Style)-Basmati Long Grain Saudi Rice & Raita Yogurt

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Chicken Kabsa (Saudi Style) -Basmati Long Grain Rice

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Laban- Plain Yogurt

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Chicken Shawarma-  their chicken shawarma is flavorful.

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Beef Samosa -the spiced beef is flavorful –MUST TRY!

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Beef Turn-over- meat in between the crust. –MUST TRY!

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Pita bread w/ Khubz- Plain bread w/ tomato based sauce

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You can follow them @ Cafe Rihanna

Store hours 10am-10pm

Address: Don Dionisio Complex, Cabaguio Avenue, Davao City (Same area w/ Playbook Resto) at the back of CCA