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Monday, September 10, 2012


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                Cooking has been my way to relieve those boring jaw dropped, eye blank expressions which I would like to call “nga-nga” sessions. Throughout my wait for my license and opportunities, I have made my time quite productive in a way I have learned new things in life, and those new things are what I call food scorching. Haha.

               The silence has fill me in, another “nga-nga” session devoured me unconsciously and finally, I have made a picture in my mind, an amazing picture of a sparkling white spaghetti filled with mushrooms, so tempting. So, I got on my feet, completed my ingredients, and surprisingly I have made Carbonara all by myself for the first time!

With yummy cheese sticks :D

            The best part of this dish is that it has low fat content compared to the original recipe of carbonara which includes bacon. The usage of a whole milk is still saturated fat because of its origin to cows, if you would like to have an affordable, less fat recipe for this phenomenal food, try this!  

Spaghetti Pasta
McCormick Carbonara Mix ( 1 sachet is equals to 400g of pasta)
Powdered Milk / Low fat milk
Hotdogs (less fat and price compared to bacon)
Basil Leaves

1. Cook the pasta according to manufacturers’ instructions
2. Sauté chopped garlic and onion, followed my cut hotdogs.
3. Add cut mushrooms after the hotdogs are well done.
4. Add 1 cup of milk for every sachet of carbonara mix, mix thoroughly, don’t worry if the carbonara mix won’t be dissolved with milk alone, it will all be liquid once added to the pasta and simmered.
5. Add the pasta to the sauté ingredients, followed by the carbonara mix with milk.
6. Mix evenly; Add basil leaves, let it simmer until it comes into boil.
7.  Be careful not to simmer too long, it tends to get dry.
8. Make your plate presentation and enjoy!

                You will get that perfect taste of this recipe if it is not too dry and the pasta is perfectly cooked. Bon Appetite!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Their Taquitos, My Taquitos

            While taking a pleasant walk between sunset and dusk, my companion and I were lost with our little stories about our future. Today was a great day for us; we were both lucky for that day and thank God were both on the same mood. We haven’t got any idea where to go or where the fun is but as we walk at twilight we suddenly paused for a while and were delighted to be in front of the Kart City Banner. Off we go to Kart City.

Inside, we got no plans of drinking liquor or try out karting but we do have plans of treating ourselves with a mouth watering, satisfying, bright twinkling TAQUITOS! The Kart City’s Taquitos got me full thumbs up, except for the overflowing cheese which really emphasized the cheese as the main meat of the taquitos.

Kart City's Taquitos

Nevertheless, those delicious taquitos broke up with their plate, it then had a meaningful relationship with our stomach and came dancing with our peristalsis. The satisfaction and fulfilment with the cheese overloading taquitos gave me an idea of trying it on my kitchen.
Then here’s the result. The cheese sure did not destroy the flavours of the other ingredients and I would say that it is the best taquitos ever! Looking for proof? Try it out!

The flavor is better than the plating :D

Ground Pork
Red Onions
Sesame Oil


1. Sauté the ground pork with garlic and onions. If half cooked add salt and pepper to taste.
2. Add a little bit of chopped lettuce with the ground pork followed by 5 drops of sesame oil.
3. Continue sauté for 2 minutes then let it cool.
4. Chop the tomatoes and lettuce, slice the onions horizontally (make sure the length fits in to the taquitos) and grate the cheese, put into separate bowls
5. Line up the taquitos, put the sauté ground pork first into the taquitos, followed by onion, tomato, cheese, lettuce, then cheese. Onions must be few with each taquitos because of its strong flavour.
6. Estimate the amount of each ingredient to fit in the taquitos.
7. Make your plate presentation and you’re done!

My Taquitos

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Playboy & Chocolate with Ferrero

Ferrero Rocher Bunny Edition

                This little bunny here is a Ferrero Rocher chocolate from my aunt. It’s beautiful isn’t it? The shape of a bunny with a chocolate is really cute and creative, to think that bunnies are really cute in person. It tastes really good too, the sweetness of the chocolate and crisp of every bite brings heaven by your side, and just thinking about it is so much mouth watering! YUM... But come to think of it, I knew a little trivia about bunnies especially relating to the magazine of playboy.

Playboy logo 

                Ever wondered WHY PLAYBOY USES A BUNNY AS THEIR LOGO? Last May of 2012, I was reviewing for the nursing board exam and our instructor just added out of the blue with our clueless minds that bunnies are animals who have the highest libido. Unbelievable right? With all those cuddly fur ball and cutest eyes ever who would have thought that these animals have such drives?  After all, people do really believe in the impossible. Also according to the art editor of playboy “Bunnies or Rabbits have a humorous sexual connotation, and because he offered an image that was frisky and playful. I put him in a tuxedo to add the idea of sophistication.” (http://www.designboom.com/portrait/playboy.html)

 Moreover, to top that thought, it is a tradition for everyone in the world during Valentine’s Day to give chocolate to their loved ones. This day is a day for lovers, a day to see the magic of love in every hearts of those who are in love. But...WHY CHOCOLATES? Why not fruits which are healthier than chocolates? Other guys would not know this but others do, and if they did, then they are secretly formulating a love potion for women! Chocolates stimulates the release of endorphins in the body therefore it promotes a feeling of pleasure; also it has tryptophan which stimulates the release of serotonin and therefore gives the feeling of happiness to the body. And to validate that noted sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer says of this "wicked pleasure" that "the taste of chocolate is a sensual pleasure in itself, existing in the same world as sex." (http://www.medicalwellnessassociation.com/articles/chocolate_benefits.htm)

Then, here comes the ferrero. I wouldn’t know the real reason of the manufacturer for producing such as masterpiece (seriously, it’s good and cute) is it the playboy side or the chocolate-hormones-producing side? I think, every establishment desires to bring out the satisfaction and pleasure that each consumer wants. 

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

August Ends

                The last day of the month of August of 2012 has been a blast. While strutting along P.Burgos Street, Tarlac City, clattering around the passers-by and grooving with the wonderful climate of the mid-afternoon I found myself in the mood to just dawdle and appreciate the world behind its horror. Everybody knows what lies in P.Burgos, the Plaza, Municipal Hall, the road to F.Tanedo and finally the Cathedral Church. This Church has been history, back in the days when the Philippines was at war with the Spaniards and blah blah blah...The point is, this Church has helped me a lot with my anxieties, dilemmas or being stuck in a bad situation, like for the rest of the week in which I was really in a bad mood but the last day of August enlighten it all; I would have blogged why but then I will all have to kill you *just kidding*.
                Well, in short I went in to the Church to pray and saw this:

Cathedral Church at P.Burgos St. Tarlac City (orchestra presentation)

                It’s not every day that the Cathedral Church of Tarlac has an orchestra to play during a mass and neither any other churches. It just amazes me that I can see all these things in the right place and in the right timing (in which I came to visit the church that day). I was ecstatic, mesmerized and most of all thankful to have witnessed an orchestra for free! To see trumpets in action, French horns..horning! (I guess..), flutes whistling! And some others, I can’t really see them all not because I eyeglasses but because I am more focused on listening rather on seeing and I guess that’s my camera’s work.
                The end of August has taught me that being in a dreadful situation isn’t bad at all. You know why? Because it is another way for God to comfort us. Imagine a life without problems,  we people are so hypocrites that we wouldn’t need God at all because we have nothing to ask, well it’s human nature. Have a happy September readers!