Press Release: Mommy and Kid Cupcake Baking Workshop with Maya Kitchen

I am excited on Saturday that Yuri will come with me and meet new other mommy blogger’s kiddos.   My children always shows interest in baking whenever they see me preparing my baking ingredients and things in the kitchen. For safety reasons, I just can’t let them go near the oven and operate it yet, and they were  so eager to learn on how to bake. My kids enjoy this kind of bonding we have and for them every piece that they do is unforgettable.

Thankful to Maya Kitchen and Mommy Bloggers Philippines they come up with this baking workshop and I am looking forward to meet new mommies and learn more about baking.

Cooking with kids is fun and rewarding whether you bake dessert, whip up a fun snack, or come up with something mouthwatering for dinner together. Most young children love to measure, mix, pour and decorate.  

With this is mind Mommy Bloggers Philippines (MBP) and The Maya Kitchen collaborated to bring a fun and exciting Baking Workshop on May 28th, 2016.  Where 12 beautiful mommies of MBP can bring 1 kid (ages 5-12) to learn how to bake and decorate Strawberries & Cream and Peanut Butter & Choco Chip cupcakes.  It’s going to be a fun and exciting bonding experience for mommies and their kids!
If you still wish to be part of The Maya Kitchen‘s long-standing tradition of hosting summer baking classes for children and young adults.  The Maya Kitchen extends its baking classes until June 2016 for kids and teens.
Check out the schedules and courses offered below:
Kids Baking Adventures (ages 5-12)
9:00 AM – 12:00 NN
P1,000 per class
June 8 Cupcake Baking and Decorating 1 
Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes and Double Chocolate Cupcakes
June 9 Cookie Baking 1 
Chocolate Chip Cookies and Peanut Butter Sandwich
June 22 Cupcake Baking and Decorating 2 
Cotton Candy Cupcakes and Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
June 23 Cookie Baking 2 
Chocolate-covered Candy Cookies and Sugar Cookies
Young Baker’s Hangout (ages 13+)
9:00 AM – 12:00 NN
P1,500 per class
June 15 Basic Cakes 
Chiffon Cake & Dark Chocolate Cake
June 16 Basic Icing
Royal Icing and Buttercream
June 29 Commercial Breads 1
Pan de Sal & Ensaymada
June 30 Commercial Breads 2
Cinnamon Roll & Spanish Bread
For more information on this and on other course offerings, connect with them:

The Maya Kitchen
Address: 8F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City
Telephone Numbers: 8921185 / 892-5011 local 108
Mobile No. +63929 679 6102.
E-mail: contactus@themayakitchen.com
Website: www.themayakitchen.com

Call and reserve a slot now!

I will be happy to share to you our experience soon..♥

Review: Premium White Rice by Don Nats

Are you a rice person but worried of eating too much of it? I have discovered a new white rice which is healthier and way better to white rice we are eating everyday. Are you health conscious? This white rice is for you!
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Fact about Moringa:
We all know that Malunggay, scientifically called Moringa Oleifera, a very common plant for its nutritional value and used as herbal medicine as well. Moringa leaves are packed with many nutrients. Moringa is used for anemia, arthritis and other joint pain like rheumatism, asthma, cancer, constipation, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy, stomach pain, ulcer, headache, heart problems, kidney stones, high blood pressure, fluid retention, thyroid disorders, bacterial, fungal, parasitic and infections.
Whenever I cook soup dishes, I make sure I put Malunggay leaves on it. And into my surprise it is now in rice. Let me share with you about Don Nats Premium White rice.  
Moringa Nutritional Comparison: 
25 times Iron of spinach
17 times Calcium of banana
15 times Potassium of banana
10 times Vitamin A of carrots
 9 times Protein of Yogurt.
 1/2 times Vitamin C for oranges
White Premium Rice is distributed by Don Nats and they aim for us consumers to support Filipino farmers.
What is the taste of this white rice? 
Well, masarap! You won’t even taste the Malunggay leaves. When it’s cooked looks like Japanese rice because it is sticky and according sa kids, masarap and bumalik pa ulit ng kuha. 🙂 Kids  and my husband loved it.
Availability: 1 kilogram
Place where I bought: Rice dealer here in our place
Price: 50.00 ( I am buying worth P50-53 average of white rice, so it’s really worth the price)
Measurement to prepare: Well, what I did 1 cup of Premium White rice to 1 cup of water
Well, these days we always check what nutrients our family can get to each food we eat. Now, I am relieved that I am giving good food to my children. Have tasted couples of rice like corn rice, brown rice now I am switching to Premium White Rice because it is fortified with Malunggay, 100% Natural. 
Now, I am wondering if I can resell this rice? 🙂 What do you think fellow moms?
Thank you for reading 🙂
  

Healthy Cooking with the Goodness of Mott’s 100% Original Apple Juice

Mott’s 100% apple juice is no ordinary beverage. You can either drink it or EAT it. Experience creative cooking and pleasurable eating with the first ever recipe book featuring 20 tasty and nutrient-packed breakfast dishes, snacks and beverages, all made perfect with Mott’s 100% apple juice goodness . Start eating your apple juice now!

APPLELICIOUS SPAGHETTI
Makes 8 one-cup servings
Tasty and zesty but something you don’t see in a 3-year-old birthday party
Ingredients:
200g uncooked spaghetti
100g ground chicken
1 1/2 cups Mott’s 100% apple juice
1 1/2 cups non-fat milk
1 can diced tomatoes (190g)
100g cheddar cheese, grated
100g sayote, grated
90g carrots, grated
1 tbsp. salt
3/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Procedure:
1. Cook spaghetti in water until al dente.
2. In a saucepan, mix chicken and 1/4 tbsp. salt. Cook in medium heat, constantly stirring until dry.
3. Add sayote and carrots. Cook for 1 minute.
4. Add diced tomatoes, garlic powder, onion powder, 1/2 tbsp. salt and black pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
5. Add Mott’s 100% apple juice and milk. Allow to boil.
6. Add 1/4 tbsp. salt. Allow to boil.
7. Add 20g cheese. Cook until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
8. In a square baking dish, pour and evenly spread 1 ladle of sauce. Add 1/2 of the noodles. Pour 3 ladles of sauce and add 20g cheese. Add remaining half of the noodles. Pour the rest of the sauce and top with cheese.
9. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. Serve warm. 

SAVORY CREPES
Makes 7 pcs.
A layer of French flavors that’s easy to assemble
Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup Mott’s 100% apple juice
1/2 cup non fat milk
2 eggs
2 tbsps. melted butter
2 tbsps. honey
1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Cooking spray
Filling: 
60g cream cheese
Procedure:
1. Combine all ingredients except cream cheese. 
2. Blend well using an electric mixer.
3. Coat pan with cooking spray.
4. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the center of the pan.
5. Lift pan and rotate to evenly spread batter and create a thin circular shaped crepe.
6. Cook in medium heat for two minutes or until crepe comes off when pan is nudged.
7. Turn crepe and cook for 1 minute.
8. Spread cream cheese on one side of the crepe.
9. Fold crepe in half then into quarters.
10. Serve warm.

FRUITY TRIO BLEND
Makes 1 serving
Warm and citrusy with a kick of cinnamon 
Ingredients:
1 cup Mott’s 100% Apple Juice
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp. honey
1/4 tsp. cinnamon powder
Procedure:
1. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients.
2. Heat over medium heat for 3 minutes.
3. Serve hot.

TETE-A-TEA COOKIES
Makes 35 pcs.
An Earl Grey-enhanced cookie that’s light as clouds and low in sugar

Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup Mott’s 100% apple juice
1/2 cup white sugar, sifted
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 tsps. or 1 teabag Earl Grey
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt

Procedure:
1. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients.
2. In a separate bowl, cream butter until smooth using an electric mixer. Add Mott’s 100% apple juice and mix. Add dry ingredients and blend well.
3. Using a tablespoon, drop cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
5. Allow to cool in a rack and store in airtight container.

Recipe Variation: For a cake like texture, add one egg to creamed butter and beat until well blended before adding dry ingredients.

Mott’s Apple Juice Drink: Pantry Must Have!

Mott’s is an American company involved primarily in producing apple-based products, particularly juices and sauces. The company was founded in 1842 by Samuel R. Mott in Bouckville, New York, who made apple cider and vinegar. Mott products were exhibited at Philadelphia’s Centennial Exposition in 1876 and Chicago’s World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. In 1900, the company merged with the W. B. Duffy Cider Company to become Duffy-Mott. In 1933, the company introduced prune juice.

Apple juice is one of the best alternative to soda that we can give to our family because of its many health benefits. It can help avoid the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, a brain disease characterized as loss of memory. Research says it helps decreases asthma symptoms like wheezing.And even cancer because Apple juice has higher amount of polyphenols, which are antioxidant compounds associated with destroying disease- and illness-causing free radicals.

Now Mott’s finally launch their newest 100% Apple Juice in a can. Last May 7, I was given a chance to attend this event and mingle with other moms and play with my daughter Yana and would like to share this as well for Moms on the go like me.  A healthy, easy to drink just hit the Philippine shelves and you’re going to want to get your hands on introducing Mott’s 100% Original Apple Juice in can sealed and filled with the same 100% apple fruit goodness that you can enjoy anytime and anywhere.

The event last May 7, falls on Saturday held at Bonifacio High Street was graced by Mott’s official brand ambassador and mommymundo.com founder Janice Villanueva. Janice inspires all modern moms on a mission to balance her career and family to serve meals that are full of health benefits, especially something kids will love. And Mommy Janice is a firm believer of the age-old adage “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away”. 
         

Capture those moms enjoying the hula game 🙂
Philippine-US registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Cheshire Que, RND, RN, RDN, says that Mott’s 100% Original Apple Juice helps increase the nutritional value of the family’s daily menu. From healthy entrees, savory snacks, to belly warming of cooling beverages, Cheshire’s easy to follow recipes are just all about delicious and nutritious ways that one can enhance food and beverages with Mott’s. This is truly being creative and versatile. Now, that’s officially an inevitable excuse to never run out this beverage in your pantry.

With Mott’s 100% Original Apple Juice, you can always find fun and flavorful ways to hydrate and fuel your family. A trusted name since 1842, Mott’s supports moms in their journey to raise healthy and independent kids and want to provide everyday nutritious solutions to help her in that journey. Mott’s strongly believes that tomorrow starts with what you today. Mott’s is the perfect drink in hand after a day if enjoying and being out in the sun, and no doubt an all year round staple in a can that’s filled with nutrients. What’s even better is that your kids won’t even know they’re consuming real, whole, and purest apple fruit that’s neither bland or boring.

 Fly Ace General Manager Mr. Ramon Daez

And Fly Ace Corporation are happy to partner with a globally renowned brand like Mott’s in bringing world class products closer to Filipino homes. This event is in partnership with Jolly Al Dente, Lotus Biscoff, Great Leap Academy and Crayola. Beat the heat and feel the energy of summer, gather your family for a level up of picnic bonding like never before with the newest Mott’s 100% Apple juice in can.  And we moms we always want to offer the best for our children and even to our better half. And Mott’s Apple Juice bottles are available in the market nationwide. What surprises me this Apple Juice can be used for all our everyday dishes not just deserts but for my savory dishes as well. Healthy dishes we can serve everyday. 

Product availability:  946ml (1Quart) for P127.00 Robinsons Supermarket; in Puregold P118.00  Have not seen can in groceries yet. Will update this post once seen. 

*Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mott%27s


My final say:
I am glad we switch to Mott’s Apple Juice because it provides 2 servings of fruits in every can. It is Gluten free, no added sugar and full of Vitamin C.

How about you fellow moms? ? Would love to hear from you 🙂

Please visit their Facebook page for more nutritious updates ?

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Our memorable stay in Sol Y Viento

My husband is so grateful to celebrate his birthday together with our children so we really plan for this staycation and it was really a blast.  After a lot of research and reading reviews on where we can go, Tripadvisor and Travelbook really helped us to decide which.  
We went to Sol Y Viento in Barangay Pansol, Calamba Laguna and the first time we saw the place, the only word comes out was “wow”. What a lovely place. I took less photos than usual because I believe less photos more fun 🙂 and I know you will agree and sharing  our photos we have captured.
 For accommodations: 
 
They have Cabanas- air conditioned room with indoor natural hot spring Jacuzzi. Each room overlooking the bay and mountain ranges is equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning units, hot and cold shower, and cable TV. 
 
Double Size Bed (Perfect lang for us)
 
Team Rooms: Affordable rooms for groups. They have 36 team rooms which are perfect for students or barkadas looking for excellent accommodations at an affordable price. A perfect scenic center for social events, retreats, training, and conferences. This is the destination to grow your spirit and nourish yourself.   
Facilities and Services: 
Functions Room
Fabero Chill out bar
Cafe Sabroso
Grades ball Room
24 hour Swimming Pool
Outdoor Jacuzzi
Man-made falls
Team building Zipline
Golf Cart service
Room service
Barrio Fiesta Greenhills     
Facts and how is the experience?
♥ Place is well maintained and feels like home
♥ Staff were polite and accommodating
♥ Ample space for parking
♥ Family-friendly hotel
♥ Wifi connection is fast and stable
♥ Indoor Jacuzzi is clean and relaxing
♥ If you are not booked online and pay for their usual rates breakfast is included
♥ Cafe Sabroso’s dishes are tasty.
♥ We love the hotspring water as it is said to be miracle water, truly it relaxes your muscles and rejuvenate your cells. Daddy said his stressed was relieved. 🙂
What we don’t like about this resort? 
♥ Cabinet is too small for our stuff.
Impression: We will definitely come back to this resort. If you want to relax and enjoy, come and visit them in Pansol. 
*3 star Hotel
Website you can visit: www.syvhotelsandresorts.com 
Address: Km. 55 Makiling Heights, Pansol, Calamba Laguna, 4029 Philippines
Telephone numbers: 049 545 0052 – 09175684294 – 09175348684
Travel with family, March 2016