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What’s for Breakfast? NESTLÉ MILO Breakfast Cereal

What’s for Breakfast?  NESTLÉ MILO Breakfast Cereal

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 | 0 comments

Milo Cereal

Roll your eyes if you like, but I believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and my kids will never leave home without it.

When I’m doing my grocery list I only have one rule for breakfast menu.  Breakfast should be simple, nutritious, and easy to prepare (I don’t like eating sinigang or spaghetti for breakfast and so are my kids.).

In my breakfast menu there is always NESTLÉ BREAKFAST CEREALS because they have delicious and nutritious whole grain breakfast cereals such as KOKO KRUNCH, HONEY STARS, COOKIE CRISP, and MILO! My children love the NESTLÉ MILO® Breakfast Cereal, it is the only cereal that gives children the Milo® taste they love and the Milo® nutrition they need to take on the day.

NESTLÉ BREAKFAST CEREALS is a whole grain breakfast cereals. 

Nestle Milo Cereals

My family enjoy the the benefits of wholegrain cereals such as:

  • low in saturated fat
  • cholesterol-free
  • high in both soluble and insoluble fibre
  • an excellent source of carbohydrates
  • a significant source of protein
  • a good source of Bb group vitamins, including folate
  • a good source of many minerals, such as iron, magnesium, copper, phosphorus and zinc
  • a good source of antioxidants and phytochemicals that can help lower blood cholesterol levels.

It’s my favorite because whole grain intake promotes satiety, or the feeling of fullness, making it easier to consume fewer calories and maintain a healthy weight.

So next time you do your grocery shopping  add a few packs of whole grain breakfast cereals to your shopping cart. 🙂



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Beef Tapa with Bell Peppers Recipe

Beef Tapa with Bell Peppers Recipe

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 | 0 comments

beef tapa mekeni

I regularly check for new recipes online, last week I thought of trying Chinese Pepper Steak recipe from one of my favorite food blog site.  It’s pretty easy to do, but I will be needing tons of herbs and spices I’m not familiar with and I’m not sure where to get.  

So I thought of something else, but close to the  Chinese Pepper Steak recipe I found online. I opened my fridge and I saw Mekeni’s Beef Tapa and some bell peppers.  Perfect, the beef tapa has already been seasoned and marinated I will not be needing any herbs and spices. 🙂    I thought it will be fitting to be called Beef Tapa with Bell Peppers recipe. 🙂

I have been saving the Mekeni beef tapa for the weekend (I always save the best for the weekends where all the kids are home and we could all sit down for a breakfast together).  

mekeni beef tapa

sliced bell peppers

Every weekend my  goal is to eat together and enjoy home-cooked meal with good family conversation.  


Our family breakfast has always been fun and interesting, this is the best time we get to know what the kids are up to in school, what they need and if there’s an upcoming event my husband and I should attend to.  This is also the best time to to ask my 7-year old son Poopen what he wants to be when he grows up (he always have different answers 😉 ) .  When he was 4, he said he wants to become a doctor to take care of the sick: when he turned 5 he said he wants to become an astronaut so he could visit Mars and see if we could live there; a few months ago, he said, he wants to become  a robotics engineer to build robots to protect the world; last week he changed his mind and wanted to become a computer programmer to build computer games and asked me to let him play in my computer all day so he will decide this early which game he will build when he grows up (but for all I know, he just wants dibs in my computer).  Fun right?

Breakfast is one of the best times to sit down, share stories, express our need and love for each other and in the process, strengthening our bond as a family.  Sharing our precious moments over our popular Filipino breakfast meals, besides beef tapa, we also like tocino, longganisa and crispy fried bacon of Mekeni. 🙂  I have a couple of favorite brands when it comes to breakfast meals, but Mekeni shines the most, besides the quality of its award winning brand, they have something I hold in my heart so dearly, I’ll share that to you in my next blog post.


Looks like I said so much about breakfast time, I totally forgot about the recipe. Hahahaha. 

So, here’s the recipe of Beef Tapa and Bell Peppers. Enjoy and I hope you make time to make this at your own kitchen because it’s really good. 🙂 Your children will eat the bell peppers. 🙂

Beef Tapa with Bell Peppers Recipe
  1. 450g Mekeni Beef Tapa (sliced)
  2. 1 yellow bell pepper (cut into strips)
  3. 1 red bell pepper (cut into strips)
  4. 1 onion (chopped)
  5. 4-6 tablespoons of oyster sauce
  6. toasted sesame seeds
  1. 1. Heat a pan or a skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; Add beef tapa to pan; cook 2 minutes, searing on one side. Add bell peppers and onions; cook 2 minutes or until beef loses its pink color, stirring constantly.
  2. 2. Add oyster sauce; cook for another 2 minutes or until oyster sauce is incorporated with the other ingredients. Sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional).


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Food Blog: Basil Pesto Pasta Recipe

Food Blog: Basil Pesto Pasta Recipe

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 | 0 comments

basil pesto pasta recipe

I tried making basil pesto pasta a few years back and never again I tried it until today.  I think I put too much basil in my pesto sauce it turned bitter and had become inedible.  

This time, with the help of some friends who knows how to make the best basil pesto pasta I made it just right!  My children loved it and asked I should make it again.

Basil Pesto pasta recipe

Instead of using pine nuts, like what is in most recipes you will find in the internet, I used cashew nuts and I think it tastes just as good as using pine nuts.  Plus the fact that cashew nuts are more cheaper and easier to find compare to pine nuts.  

Since I have a stash of parmesan cheese from my Mama Liz, I added a tablespoon to add flavor and delight of course, although a cheddar cheese alone will be fine, I personally like Eden cheese for cheesy recipes. 🙂  

The basil leaves I used for this recipe was freshly picked from our little garden (in just a few weeks they are ready again for harvest).  Although, you can find basil leaves sold in Landmark and SM Hypermarket. 🙂

basil plant

For the complete ingredients and cooking procedure follow the steps below.  It’s really easy to make. 🙂

Happy cooking everyone and thank you so much for dropping by. 🙂 Enjoy your homemade basil pesto pasta! 🙂

basil pesto pasta recipe


Basil Pesto Pasta Recipe
  1. 375g dried linguine pasta (I used Ideal)
  2. 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  3. 2 tablespoons cashew nuts, toasted
  4. 1 garlic clove, crushed
  5. 1 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  6. 2-3 tablespoon grated cheddar cheese
  7. lemon zest
  8. 2 tablespoon Eden cheese (or any cheddar cheese)
  9. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  10. 1 pinch salt, to taste
  1. 1. Cook pasta until tender. Drain. Return to pan.
  2. 2. In a blender or in a food processor, put basil, cashew nuts, garlic and cheddar and parmesan cheese.until almost smooth, add oil.
  3. 3. Season with salt, pepper and lemon zest.
  4. 4. Add pesto to pasta. Toss to combine. Serve




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