Pepper Tree: Love is Our Secret Ingredients

Looking for new place to unwind and dine with your friends? Then we’ve got the place for you. Located at the Pop Up Katipunan, Pepper Tree creates an authentic, comfortable experience for its customers through their savory meals. Owned by Hiro Soneji, this restaurant introduces a new take on traditional Indian cuisine as it incorporates Filipino flavors in its range of dishes, from their appetizers to their desserts.

Pepper Tree certainly shows its promise on providing an authentic experience to their customers through their food: no MSG, no food coloring and certainly no preservatives! Every spoonful is an adventure, with meals warmly prepared with organic ingredients and spices that will certainly tickle your taste buds, whether you’re craving for something spicy or sweet. You can also pair your meals with their selection of alcoholic beverages that ranges from wines to rums, with the option to take a shot or five with it. Celebrating with your friends? Worry not because they also have it by the bottle!

MASALA SISIG – PORK 166 PHP
(Not your mama’s Sisig. This recipe calls for a delicious dose of Masala/spices and boy does it pack does it pack punch)

CHICKEN POPPERS 119 PHP
(Crispy n’ Crunchy outside, juicy and tender on the inside with zesty curry leaves)

Pepper Tree is open every day, from 10:00AM to 12:00MN. See you there!
For more information, find Pepper Tree on Facebook (facebook.com/pepperTreeFoods/) and on Instagram (@peppertreefoods).

About The Pop Up
Situated in Katipunan Avenue, the Pop Up Katipunan is a one-of-a-kind, open-air establishment fitted with mobile, container vans that can be moved around the area, that house their different tenants. Owned by best friends James Thomas and Jeffrey Oh, the Pop Up has been the home to students, friends and families alike, who are looking for a place to wind down and have fun. Their current shops offer everything from food to apparel, with more upcoming tenants to open such as a barbershop and an MMA gym. For more information, go to Facebook.com/ThePopUpPH

Eating out is no longer a fear because there’s JolliSavers!

New ad in the JolliSavers horror parody series continues to dispel the fears of dining outside!

The thought of eating out gets scarier by the day. Prices keep rising and won’t seem to stop, and that sweldo just won’t catch up to it. What should an ordinary Filipino do?

You know those moments when you plan your budget for your lunch meal, but then someone else turns it into an utter nightmare with the four scariest words: kain tayo sa labas”? Jollibee knows the feeling all too well, and that’s why they’re here to the rescue with JolliSavers!

Jollibee continues its hilarious JolliSavers commercial series featuring legendary comedy queen Eugene Domingo as the boss of a team who’s absolutely scared to eat out. This time around, there’s a special visitor in the office today, but the team senses there’s something not right with her when she whispers to them about dining outside!

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Thankfully, even the mysterious visitor knows there’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to eating out, thanks to the absolutely delicious and budget friendly JolliSavers meals you can get for only P50.00 or less!

“We want to remove our customers’ perception of fear of eating outside due to rising prices,” said Joseph Aruta, Senior Marketing Manager for Jollibee Value Platforms Category. “With JolliSavers, we assure them that they can still experience and enjoy the tasty and scrumptious Jollibee meals they know and love without breaking the budget.”

JolliSavers gives you the courage to brave mealtimes outside with the Beefy Langhap-Sarap Yumburger for only PHP 35.00*, the Meatiest, Cheesiest Sweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti for PHP 50.00*, and the beefy-saucy Linamnam Ulam Burger Steak for only P50.00*.

JolliSavers is available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru transactions in all Jollibee stores nationwide.

For more details and updates on Jollibee products including JolliSavers, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

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Scarlet Snow Belo goes glamping with her fellow NANKIDs

Find out what she and her pals at NANKID discovered!

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It’s a jungle out there, and even parents of celebrity kids like Scarlet Snow Belo know that they have to equip their children with the right tools to reshape their future and help them realize the best possibilities for themselves.

To get Scarlet Snow Belo and children like her ready for the challenges of the future, Nestlé NANKID held the NANKID Reshape Glamp last May 21 at The Courtyard at Enderun, Taguig City, where parents and kids geared up for an adventure that helped them develop an optimal growth mindset, understand optimal nutrition; and that when combined, can lead to optimal development.

Scarlet Snow along with her friends and their parents jumped with delight  as they reached the camp grounds filled with colorful canvas tents and learning activities for each family.

“We are happy that Scarlet Snow is part of NANKID Reshape Glamp. We know she will learn a lot, especially the importance of staying physically healthy and facing every possibility positively. We also see this as an opportunity for us, as her parents, develop an optimal growth mindset that would help us to reshape our daughter’s future,” said Hayden Kho.

By combining this optimal growth mindset with optimal nutrition provided by NANKID, Nestle hopes to lay the groundwork for optimal development that will reshape the children’s future.

The activities kicked off with a camper’s assembly, where the families met the camp masters, who explained the rules and the activities. Nestlé NANKID carefully curated each activity, to showcase how every challenge can be turned into a growth opportunity.

To get the ball rolling, the kids were brought to a pond for an activity called Fishing for Nutrition, wherein the kids gamely went fishing for nutrition tips. Here, they discovered how good nutrition, such as that provided by Nestle NANKID, plays a key role in ensuring that an individual grows up to be healthy physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Still hyped up from the first activity, Scarlet and friends were then introduced to the play mountain, a mountain hiking-inspired board game. In this game, children throw a giant dice to get to the summit and finish the positivity trail. They could land on a space that makes it faster for them to reach the summit, but they could also land on a space that would force them to go back several notches. Each space had a message for the parents and children to make them reflect on the moves they have taken. Through the game, families realize that challenges can actually be growth opportunities.

This was followed by a short and interactive storytelling session to cap off the whole glamp experience. Led by a camp master, kids had to run, hop, jump, and interact with others to tell stories. This fun-filled activity showed the parents how kids easily mirror their actions and the people around them.

After a full day of non-stop discoveries, Scarlet and her pals gathered with their parents to share their aspirations and spoke of the possibilities that have yet to come.

Indeed, it was a beautiful day at Nestlé NANKID’s Reshape Glamp for Scarlet Snow, her pals, and all the guests. It was a lovely sight to behold as children and parents expressed their earnest hopes about life’s possibilities and becoming the best versions of themselves.

“It is very gratifying to see children like Scarlet Snow, along with their parents, on their journey to embracing an optimal growth mindset.  Complemented by optimal nutrition, parents can reshape their children’s future and help them to achieve their dreams,” concluded Ms. Jean Espino, Vice President for Marketing, Nestlé Premium Milks.

Don’t miss the opportunity to help reshape your children’s future and unlock the possibilities of tomorrow, today. Visit www.facebook.com/NANKIDOPTIPRO for more details.

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NANKID® OPTIPRO® HW FOUR and NANKID® OPTIPRO® FOUR are not breastmilk substitutes. These products are for healthy children above 3 years of age.

Unique Pinoy specialties highlighted in Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition #SolaneKitchenHero

Solane, the leading LPG solutions brand, launches its grandest culinary competition yet. Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition is the first-ever cooking competition that aims to discover the next big name in the culinary world. This regional-to-national cooking tilt will go from north to south, and across 16 regional stops in the country to recognize a new generation of talented chefs.

“We believe that the Philippines has some of the best and most talented chefs in the world,” says Isla LPG Corp. CEO Ruben Domingo. “Through the Solane Kitchen Hero competition, we aim to recognize these chefs who are vital in bringing Filipino cuisine to the world stage. At the same time, we are on a quest to explore and highlight Filipino specialties that are unique to our provinces.”

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For this one-of-a-kind cook-off, participants must be Filipino professional chefs with at least three (3) years of kitchen experience gained locally or abroad. They must be currently employed as a professional chef in a hotel, restaurant, or any food service establishment.

The competition will comprise of two (2) rounds. Round one will be the regional competition where contestants from the different provinces per region will compete to determine who a¬¬-mong them will represent their region in the national competition. Round two will be the semi-finals and grand finals where all regional champions will cook-off to find out who among them will be hailed the champion of Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition.

The culinary creations will be judged by renowned chef and Solane Kitchen Hero ambassador Chef Sau del Rosario and bestselling author and Solane Kitchen Hero competition director Nancy Reyes-Lumen. It will be based on the following criteria: 50% featured ingredients and 50% originality and creativity. The competition will conclude on September 7, 2019 at Eastwood City, Metro Manila.

The winner of Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition will take home P100,000 and will embark on a culinary trip to Japan with customized stops at different food and drink destinations. This exciting cooking contest is made possible with the support of dynamic organizations and brands championing the same passion for cookery in the country. STI serves as their official school partner while Midea is a co-presenter. Major sponsors are Masflex, Jolly, Jolly Heartmate Canola Oil, Dona Elena, and Dona Elena Al Dente. Minor sponsors are King Sue, Ajinomoto, Philtranco, Fastcat, Chef’s Garb, and National Bookstore.

To know more about Solane Kitchen Hero Chef’s Edition, visit Solane’s website www.solane.com.ph and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/solane.ph/

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For more information, please contact Fuentes Manila:
Kimberly Tsao 0998 987 8362
Jennylyn Prieto 0998 840 5580

Looking for pampasaya? Jollibee’s more affordable Sulit-Complete meals are here!

Everything you love in one sulit meal!

Finding something—and someone—who brings joy to one’s day is one of the best things in life. When you encounter your favoritepampasaya, the boost of happiness that you get is truly incomparable.

 

In Jollibee’s latest TV commercial, the adorable couple who found their pampasaya in one another and their Jolly favorites in the Kwentong Jollibee video “Proposal” makes a cheerful comeback with an exciting announcement that is sure to make you smile: Jollibee’s Sulit-Complete Meals are now more affordable!          

 

“With rising prices of goods, Pinoys are always on the lookout for tasty yet inexpensive food choices. Jollibee hopes to empower Filipinos by bringing together Jollibee favorites which have constantly delivered joy to Pinoys but at even more affordable prices for everyone to enjoy” said Cathleen Capati, Jollibee’s AVP for Flagship Products. “We believe that with this, our value meals will continue to deliver that joyful meal experience that customers can have on a daily basis!”

Savor the sweet-sarap goodness of the meatiest, cheesiest Jolly Spaghetti plus regular drink for only P55.00*. Round out lunch, snack, or dinner time with a tried-and-tested trio: the 100% beefy langhap-sarap Yumburger with Jolly Crispy Fries and regular drink for only P79.00*. And for the ultimate pampasaya, enjoy your Jolly Spaghetti with the Yumburger and drink for only P89.00*!

 

Enjoy your favorite value meals today at the most sulit-saya prices! The Jollibee Sulit-Complete Meals are available in all Jollibee stores nationwide for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru transactions.

 

For more information about Jollibee’s products and promotions, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

 

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In honor of its 55th anniversary: Rebisco awards 55 sari-sari store owners with store makeover and products

Homegrown snack giant Rebisco is spreading the anniversary joy to its grassroots business partners.

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As part of its 55th year celebration, Rebisco awarded 55 lucky sari-sari store owners with store makeover and products for each. The winners were selected among hundreds of small business proprietors who shared their stories detailing how the snack food giant has made an impact on their lives and businesses.

According to Rebisco President Jonathan C. Ng, the project was borne out of a simple yet poignant motivation: to express gratitude. “Sari-sari stores are crucial to our business model,” he said. “These entrepreneurs are our loyal and hardworking community partners who help nourish Rebisco’s continued growth and success. This project is one of many ways we want to give back, by empowering them and their businesses.”

Shining the spotlight

 

Of the 55 winners, three were featured in an online video recently released by Rebisco.

Ester Recinto, a 66-year-old sari-sari store owner from Batangas, runs a strategically located store near an elementary school. She started selling in 1974, with a P300 capital. Over the years, she was able to grow her business from a cabinet display of Rebisco products to an actual store.

Twenty-two-year-old Naname Dahoya from Cebu started a sari-sari store to help augment her parents’ meager income and support her six siblings. She calls Rebisco her “superhero” because the company’s popular snacks helped her small business grow, thus providing her and her family a more stable income.

The third featured winner is Sally Angulo from Zamboanga del Norte. At first, Sally only sold condiments and vegetables but eventually realized that there was a market for snacks. After researching her options, she decided to sell Rebisco products because of its high-quality products at more affordable prices.

“We hope that their stories inspire others to persevere amid adversities,” Rebisco Trade Marketing Head Michelle Ceniza said. “We are grateful to our partner sari-sari store owners for their loyalty and patronage these past five decades. It truly is an honor for Rebisco to be an instrument to the success of their business.”

Stronger partnership

After a momentous year-long anniversary celebration, Rebisco looks to the future with optimism.

“We look forward to sharing more successful years with our sari-sari store partners,” Ng added.

To watch the video, check out Rebisco Snackademy Facebook page.

 

Do you fall into #MalnutritionTraps?

The country has been facing the rise on the number of underweight and overweight Filipinos for more than 20 years. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined this phenomenon as the “Double Burden of Malnutrition” or the “prevalence of both undernutrition and overweight in the same community, nation, or region.”

To address this problem, our government launched the Pinggang Pinoy® campaign in 2014. Pinggang Pinoy® is an easy-to-understand food guide showing proper food group portioning on a per-meal basis. This reflects the principles of MOderation, VAriety and BAlance (MOVABA) to promote healthier eating habits.

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Solving the Philippines’ Double Burden of Malnutrition should be a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors as it is not an easy feat. With this, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation partnered with government agencies to conduct education programs to raise awareness and promote the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® in malnutrition hotspots, where incidences of Double Burden Malnutrition are high. This training was given to homemakers/mothers who have malnourished (underweight, stunting, wasting, overweight and obese) school-aged children.

The pilot run resulted to improvements of the knowledge & attitudes of households related to the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® within target areas. However, behavior changes towards healthier eating habits remains to be a challenge. The program uncovered a number #MalnutritionTraps that some Pinoy households easily fall into. The following #MalnutritionTraps provide a picture of how unhealthy eating habits may lead to Double Burden of Malnutrition:

  1. Overconsumption of carbohydrates: Voracious rice eaters can easily fill half of their plates with rice. Others have pandesal & noodles as regular meal deprived of other nutrients derived from a well-balanced meal.
  2. Under consumption of vegetables and/fruits: It is common for some to be content with rice & meat to satisfy their hunger and skip/take insufficient amount of vegetables/fruits. Fact is, the variety of colors found in Glow foods are important sources of vitamins & minerals to sustain our energy & keep us from getting sick.
  3. Overconsumption of protein: Typical Filipino “SILOG” meals include double serving of proteins (e.g. Tapa+Itlog, Tocino+Itlog, Longanisa+Itlog, Bangus+Itlog). Eating different kinds of protein is fine for as long as they are taken in moderation. We must also avoid protein dishes served high in fat, cholesterol and sodium.

More stories about #MalnutritionTraps can be referenced from these documentary videos:

PURO CARBS

Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo! presents “Almusal (Puro Carbs)”

Baguhin ang nakasanayang “Rice-Noodle o all-carb diet”. Alamin kung paano natin lalabanan ang Double Burden of Malnutrition para maiwasan ang pagkakasakit.

 

BREAKFAST SKIPPER

Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo! presents “Brunch (Breakfast Skipper)”

Mahilig ka bang mag-skip ng meals? Alamin kung paano ito nakaka-apekto sa iyong overall well-being. Sama-sama tayong labanan ang Double Burden of Malnutrition!

 

KULANG SA PROTINA

Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo! presents “Tanghalian (Kulang sa Protina)”

Alam niyo ba na ang pagkabansot ay isang uri ng malnutrition na resulta ng maling diyeta? Panoorin nang malaman ang tungkol sa Double Burden of Malnutrition.

 

PAMILYA UNLIRICE

Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo! presents “Hapunan (Pamilya Unli-Rice)”

Karaniwan sa mga Filipino ang kumain ng madaming rice kahit na konti lang ang ulam. Kaya naman napakarami sa mga Pinoy ang biktima ng tinatawag na Double Burden of Malnutrition.

 

To help Filipinos break free from #MalnutritionTraps, Ajinomoto’s Culinary Nutrition Team prepared Healthy & Delicious Pinggang Pinoy® Recipes, downloadable through https://bit.ly/2HIsfkj. Busy and budget-restricted homemakers will also find these Pinggang Pinoy® recipes useful because all are easy-to-do and affordable (P250/day for family of 5).

For updates about Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo!, visit www.ajinomoto.com.ph and www.facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH.

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The Ajinomoto Group is a global leader in amino acids thanks to its advanced bioscience and fine chemical technologies. Its products cover a range of fields such as seasonings, processed foods, beverages, amino acids, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals.

Since discovering “umami” (the fifth basic taste, created by glutamic acid, a type of amino acid) in 1908, we have been scientifically pursuing the possibilities of amino acids, and supporting the healthy lives of people all around the world. Based on our corporate message “Eat Well, Live Well” we aim for further growth and continuous contribution to greater wellness for people by creating value with communities and society.

The Ajinomoto Group has offices in 35 countries and regions, and sells products in more than 130 countries and regions. Its sales were 1.1502 trillion yen (10.3 billion U.S. dollars) in fiscal year 2017. To learn more, visit https://www.ajinomoto.com/.