Saturday, March 31, 2012

Yogo Factory Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt is one food that my eldest son are not tired of eating.Whenever we go grocery shopping, I let him grab his favorites and one of them is yogurt.One thing I learned from being a mom is to let my children get the food that they like and not the one that I like or else it will just end up old, expired and eventually goes to trash.We are a family of yogurt and ice cream lovers and frozen yogurt is one of the kids most loved food.

So if you are yogurt lovers like us, try YogoFactory, a self serve frozen yogurt establishment that offers a wide selection of flavors and toppings.The store serves more than 400 flavors of non fat, low fat, sorbets, non fat tarts and seasonal yogurt.Toppings selection ranges from candies, cereals, syrup, berries and a lot more choices. Basically, the store let the costumers create their own desserts and pay by the ounce which is very reasonable.The store is open daily from 10:30 am until midnight .Free parking lot is available for all the costumers.

YogoFactory frozen yogurt franchises are open to those who are looking for the best quality frozen yogurt business.

How to enjoy eating yogurt
1. Top a daily cup of flavored yogurt with different topping of your choice for a good breakfast or snack.
2. Creamy yogurt make a great topping for cooked vegetables, mashed potatoes and any salad.
3. Make your salad dressing or dip creamier by adding or mixing yogurt on it.

Some of the health benefits of yogurt

1.Rich source of calcium.Yogurt comes from milk that provides calcium to the bones which help in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. An 8 ounces serving of yogurt gets more calcium into the body than the same volume of milk can.

2. Aids healing after intestinal infections. Pediatricians recommend yogurt for children suffering from various forms of indigestion. Children recover faster from diarrhea when eating yogurt because it contains less lactose and more lactase. Lactase is an enzyme that prevent symptoms of lactose intolerance, such as cramps, diarrhea and gas.

3. Yogurt can boost immunity. People who eats yogurt daily gets higher levels of immunity boosting interferon. Interferon plays an important role in the first line of defense against viral infections.

4. Yogurt contributes to colon health. Yogurt contains good bacteria called lactobacillus that deactivate harmful bacterias before they become carcinogenic . Yogurt is ''probiotics.'',which literally means ''for life,'' refers to living organisms that can result in a health benefit when eaten in adequate amounts.

5. Yogurt can decrease yeast infections. Eating 8 ounces of yogurt that contains live and active cultures daily reduces the amount of yeast colonies in the vagina and decreases the incidence of vaginal yeast infections.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Sauteed Green Beans

Filipinos usually sauteed vegetables with pork or shrimp or a combination of both.I like mine with a lot of ground beef . Vegetarians even cooks green beans or any veggies without any meats and still tastes good .It all depends on how well season the cooking is.

1 lbs green beans, cut in 1 inch long
1/4 to 1/2 cup ground beef
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic,minced
1 tomato, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp soy sauce for color (optional)


  • In a sauce pan, heat cooking oil, add onion and garlic.Put salt and pepper to build the flavor right away. Cook over low fire until the onion caramelized, add tomato. Continue cooking  until the tomato released all the juices.
  • Turn fire to medium heat, add the ground beef. Continue cooking and stirring frequently until the beef is turned brown.
  • Add water and let boil.
  • Add the green beans. Season with soy sauce, salt and pepper.Cover. Cook until crisp tender and not overcook.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl .Serve with mashed potato or rice.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Caviar Galore- How to Eat and Serve Caviar

Caviar is a luxury delicacy consisting of processed, salted and non fertilized sturgeon roe or in layman's term it is a mass of unfertilized fish eggs.The most expensive caviar comes from the servuga, beluga and osetra varieties of fish eggs.If you have important guest or throwing a party for your friends, don't forget to serve caviar on your list of menus to  impress them.Kaluga caviar is the best to serve fresh as an appetizer or as a garnish for soup, salad, fish,  pasta or in sushi preparation.

Caviar is a good sturgeon caviar store and definitely the best place to buy online.They sell the finest quality Sturgeon Caviar like Beluga, Hackleback, Kaluga,Osetra and Sevruga at an affordable price.Order can be made directly from the site and will be shift the following day.

How to eat and serve caviar

  • Caviar should be serve cold.
  • Take the caviar out of the refrigerator 10-15 minutes before serving.  
  • Always served caviar in a fine porcelain dish  or just keep it on the original jar or tin, on a bed of crushed ice.
  • Use enamel spoon, mother of pearl, wood, plastic but never on a metallic or silver spoon or it will create an unwanted metallic taste.
  • Serve caviar as an entree or appetizer course.
  • To appreciate the texture and flavor of caviar,  burst the eggs with the tip of your tongue against your palate to release the flavor in your mouth.
  • Caviar should be scooped vertically from top to bottom to avoid crushing the eggs.
  • Take only 1 -2 teaspoonfuls of caviar  when served  as an hors d'oeuvre.
  • If caviar is passed to you in a bowl,serve a teaspoonful onto your plate.It is consider incorrect to take large portions at a single time.
  • Eat simply.You can spread a teaspoon over a toasted bread or cracker.
  • Don't add spices like salt, pepper or herbs to caviar. 
  • An ice cold vodka is best the best drink for fresh caviar because of its neutral taste.but some prefer a glass of champagne.It depends on your preference.Try to avoid drinks that will overwhelm the flavor of the caviar.
  • Consume uneaten caviar within 3 days of opening. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Blue Bell Ice Cream

I have been reading a lot about Magnum Ice Cream bar after its product launching in the Philippines.But not all the reviews are positive, one blogger even said that it is an expensive version of the Philippines famous pinipig (rice puff) crunch. Well, people has different taste when it comes to food, one food might be heaven to others but not to another one.The Belgian chocolate ice cream bar is available in 3 flavors for Php 50 each.

Curious about the taste and the price, I checked the Magnum out at Walmart Superstore to see if it is really  the best tasting  ice cream bar ever. Unfortunately the store only have the classic flavor at 3- bar pack, (3.38fl oz) for $3.28 and a standard size bar for 1.88 each.Okay, so the ice cream bar is already right in front of me.Hmm, too pricey and I am not sure if my kids are going  like it. Being a practical mom, I opted for my kids favorite brand ice cream, a half gallon Blue Bell, dutch chocolate flavor for only $5.97 .It is not the cheapest ice cream in the US but I don't mind buying knowing that it is the best ice cream for my kids.

      Rich, creamy chocolate ice cream made with the finest imported chocolate.

         For my kids there are no better chocolate ice cream than Blue Bell  Dutch Chocolate ice cream.

As for the Magnum ice cream bar. I will get some when the store has all the 3 flavors in an individual pack.


Friday, March 16, 2012

Breakfast Burrito

Burrito is a  Mexican food consist of a soft tortilla wrapped or folded .It is filled with a combination of different ingredients like meat,refried beans,rice,salsa ,sour cream and any other variations.

I made a breakfast burrito,A variety of American breakfast composed of sausage,scrambled eggs,refried beans,cheese ,mushrooms,pepper and any other ingredients depending on what you have in your kitchen.

1/2 package of  Jimmy Dean Sausage(hot or regular).Slice the other half and Keep in the freezer for  the next breakfast.
4 eggs
1 tbsp oil 
1/4 cup milk
shredded cheddar cheese
Sour Cream
refried beans(optional)
flour tortillas 
Salt and pepper to taste
Salsa/Hot Sauce.

  • Fry the sausage in a skillet. Drain off fat.Set aside
  • Beat egg, milk in a bowl .Add salt and pepper just a little to taste.Heat oil ,add egg,cook while stirring.Remove from fire .Mix with sausage.Set aside.
  • Heat Flour Tortillas in a pan or in a microwave on a plate covered with a paper towel.
  • Fill each tortilla with cheese,egg/sausage mixture,refried beans,sour cream.Roll .
  • Serve warm with salsa or hot sauce.


Friday, March 9, 2012

Mango Crepe

Mango is a tropical fruit that is available in almost all countries. It is generally sweet when ripe and sour when un ripe. We can eat mango in so many ways, cooked or not. My kids loves mangoes so I always make sure to buy some whenever it is available in the store. Here is one of their favorite recipe to snack on eat for breakfast.

Nutella Banana Crepe

If you are tired of eating the same old pancake, why not try crepes for a change. I wonder why many people don't make it at home. Crepes are easy to make just like pancakes. You can serve it rolled, folded, filled with any fruit or vegetables of your choice, jam, honey or just chocolates. I made some nutella, banana and mango crepes for breakfast and snack for my kids after school.