Posted in Food, Mommy Hacks, Parenting, Recipes, Review, Reviews

My Top 3 Reasons Why I Love U.S. Potatoes + Potato Gnocchi Recipe

My kids have started school last month and we are still adjusting to their new schedules. This leaves me with not much time to prep for our daily meals, so I’m always on the lookout for quick and healthy recipes.

I try to incorporate their favorite vegetables in our meals and I’m thankful our family loves potatoes. We regularly buy spuds from the supermarket. Our choice? U.S. potatoes, of course! 

Here’s my top 3 reasons why I love U.S. potatoes:


Potatoes are more energy-packed than any other popular vegetable and have more potassium than a banana. A serving of potatoes (148 grams with skin on) contains 30% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C. It is also a good source of Vitamin B6; contributes 7% of dietary fiber, 6% of iron and 3 grams of protein — and all with only 110 calories and no fat, cholesterol or sodium. Potatoes are naturally gluten-free, too.


Top-quality U.S. potato products come in many forms: fresh, frozen and dehydrated. They are available in supermarkets, groceries, and membership shopping outlets nationwide. 


Did you know you can also make dumplings, donuts, and whole lot of desserts using potatoes? I didn’t know that until I came across some potato recipes that really blew my mind! Amazing, right? 

Lately, I have been enjoying cooking with the multipurpose U.S. dehydrated potatoes! Let me share with you a delicious and nutritious recipe I recently discovered: U.S. Potato Gnocchi with Basil, Parmesan and Butter.

U.S. Potato Gnocchi with Basil, Parmesan and Butter

Gnocchi are a varied family of dumplings in Italian cuisine. The dough of gnocchi is most often rolled out before it is cut into small pieces. The dumplings may be pressed with a fork or a cheese grater to make ridges or cut into little lumps.

I used U.S. potato dehydrated flakes to make my Potato Gnocchi. I rehydrated it first by boiling water with butter and salt. Once the butter and salt have melted, I removed them from the heat. I then added cold milk and the potato flakes. I stirred it gently until all the ingredients were incorporated. So easy! You can also easily adjust it for your desired texture.

U.S. Potato Dehydrated Flakes
Preparation of U.S. potato dehydrated flakes

I enjoyed making my Italian dumplings from scratch. The gnocchi was soft and chewy, just the way I like it. It was a hit with the kids and I’ll definitely cook this again. Another dish added to our menu! Check out my recipe below:

U.S. Potato Gnocchi with Basil, Parmesan and Butter

U.S. Potato Gnocchi with Basil, Parmesan and Butter


1 cup rehydrated U.S. dehydrated potato flakes

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

¼ cup all-purpose flour (for dusting)

1 large egg

1 liter water

1 tbsp butter, unsalted

1 tbsp garlic, minced

½ cup of basil leaves

• parmesan cheese, grated

• salt & pepper to taste


1. Rehydrate the potato flakes. Follow packaging instructions.

2. Add flour and egg to the rehydrated potato flakes and mix well until a soft dough forms. 

3. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface. If the mixture is still sticky, add a little more flour. 

4. Cut dough into 4 equal-sized pieces. Using your hands, gently roll each piece out to form a log about 2cm wide. Using a lightly floured knife, cut each log into 1.5cm-long pieces.

5. Roll each piece of gnocchi over a fork and pressed gently with another fork to form a dent in the back of each sides. This will help the sauce to cling to your cooked gnocchi. 

6. Bring water to a boil. Add the gnocchi into the boiling water. The gnocchi will rise to the surface of the water once cooked. Continue cooking the gnocchi for 30-60 seconds then remove from the water and drain well.

7. Melt butter in a pan on medium heat. Sauté garlic. Toss cooked gnocchi until slightly toasted. Put salt and pepper to taste. Add basil leaves and remove from heat. Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and garnish with lemon (optional). 

U.S. Potato Gnocchi with Basil, Parmesan and Butter Recipe

Have you tried this recipe before? Share with me your U.S. potatoes recipes, too! 

For more information on U.S. potato products and Potatoes USA, check out:




Posted in Health, Kids, Launch, Mommy Hacks, Parenting, Review, Reviews

Give your Baby’s #Skinmergency the Rapid Soothing Relief it needs with Aveeno Baby

Moms are at ease knowing that Aveeno Baby gives rapid soothing relief
for their babies very dry, itchy skin from 1st use!

This rainy season, our skin is extra vulnerable to triggers and irritations. Even babies are no exception to different skin conditions like Eczema. According to the Philippine Dermatological Society, Atopic Dermatitis is even more common among children as it usually starts before the child’s 5th birthday. Luckily, Aveeno Baby brings in exciting new products and new and improved formulations to help moms soothe and protect their baby’s sensitive skin!

“With around 65 years of experience in sensitive skin expertise, Aveeno has always been cognizant of the needs of mothers and the advances of scientific technology. Keeping this in mind, the brand has also evolved with the demands and preferences of its consumers” said Kat Suarez, marketing manager of Aveeno Philippines. “As the #1 Pediatrician-Prescribed Baby Brand for Sensitive Skin, we’re very happy to share the new and improved Aveeno Baby products with improved and even gentler formulations, ergonomically designed packaging, and upgraded visuals to reflect a modern look that resonates to moms today.” Aveeno Baby offers three product lines in order to cater to as much skin types or skin issues as possible: Daily Moisture, Soothing Relief, and Dermexa.

First, for babies with normal to dry skin, moms can use the Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture line. Formulated with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal, these products ensure to moisturize, protect, restore the pH skin balance, soothe, and cleanse baby’s sensitive skin.  Under this product line are the Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion that protects and moisturizes baby’s sensitive skin for 24 hours, and the Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Wash & Shampoo that gently cleanses and nourishes baby’s hair and sensitive skin.  The Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Wash & Shampoo has a new and improved formula that upgraded the fragrance to eliminate all known allergens and minimize potential skin sensitizations and allergic reactions. It also comes in smaller and bigger sizes – from 100ml to 532ml! Moms can have Aveeno Baby right by their side, no matter where they are.

Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture line:
Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Wash & Shampoo
Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion

Now for babies with very dry, itchy skin, Aveeno Baby offers the Soothing Relief Cream that provides rapid soothing relief for baby’s very dry, itchy skin from 1st use. With its Natural Colloidal Oatmeal + Portulaca Oleracea Extract formulation, it immediately helps soothe baby’s sensitive skin and enhances the skin’s moisture barrier to protect and hydrate baby’s very dry skin for 24 hours. This also now comes in a smaller size of 140g, making it handy to bring anywhere you go to ensure that you always have Aveeno Baby to give your baby soothing comfort from a #skinmergency or very dry, itchy skin.

Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Cream now comes in a smaller size of 140g

Lastly, for babies with signs of Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema, Moms’ go-to rescue regimen for their baby’s #skinmergency consists of Aveeno Baby Dermexa Moisturizing Cream, that’s now available in the Philippines, and the Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash! Both are formulated with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal + Ceramides that’s clinically proven to relieve skin dryness, itchiness, redness,  tightness, and flaking. This formula also helps prevent the recurrence of extreme dryness from atopic or eczema-prone skin. In fact, both products are awarded with the National Eczema Association Seal of Approval. The Cleansing Therapy Wash also has a new and improved formula that is now sulfate-free and tear-free to further minimize any potential skin reactions or sensitization.

Aveeno Baby Dermexa Moisturizing Cream

All Aveeno Baby formulations have been Triple Tested for gentleness by a pediatrician, dermatologist, and ophthalmologist. So, if you’re a mom with a baby that has sensitive skin, now’s the best time to try out all the new Aveeno Baby products according to your baby’s skin’s needs! Manage your baby’s #skinmergency by adding to cart now on Lazada, Shopee, Watsons, and J&J PH Chat & Shop to experience rapid soothing relief for baby’s very dry, itchy skin from 1st use!

Our new go-to regimen for Luke’s #Skinmergency (Eczema), Aveeno Baby Dermexa Moisturizing Cream

The Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo is available in new 100ml for Php 150.00 SRP, 236ml for Php 330.00 SRP, and 532ml for Php 670.00 SRP. While the Daily Moisture Lotion is available in 227g for Php 295.00 SRP and 532ml for 625.00 SRP. 

The Soothing Relief Cream is available in new 140g for Php 475.00 SRP and 227g for Php 690.00 SRP.

Lastly, the Aveeno Baby Dermexa Cream is available in 141g for Php 779.00 SRP and the Cleansing Therapy Wash in 236ml for Php 599.00 SRP. 

For more information on how to manage your #skinmergencies, visit Aveeno PH’s official Facebook page, visit the website on and follow Aveeno on their social media pages @aveenoph. 

Posted in Events, Kids, Launch, Parenting, Reviews, Videos

Family Time on Netflix Gets an Upgrade With Two New Kid-Friendly Features

Shows and movies are an important way for kids to connect with the world – helping to teach them about new places, create bonds with family or friends and understand other perspectives.

So Netflix is launching two new features to help families connect around their favorite series and films or discover their next favorite – whether it’s a fantasy film like Wish Dragon or an action-adventure series like Ridley Jones.

First, bi-weekly kids recap emails to give parents a better understanding of their child’s preferences and news ways to engage those interests, like: 

  • Recommendations based on your child’s favorite shows and movies;
  • Printable coloring sheets and activities inspired by your kid’s favorite characters;
  • Top themes or topics charts that show the types of programs your child enjoys most (i.e. science, friendship); and
  • Tips for how to use our Kids features on Netflix.

Second, Netflix is also launching Kids Top 10 rows featuring our most popular children’s content in your country. 

Netflix have seen how Top 10 rows help members find something to watch, and helping families make the best decisions has always been important to us. That’s why we offer a wide variety of safe (and fun!) tools for younger viewers like kids profiles, custom ratings and profile locks. Whether it’s reciting your favorite lines with your friends or sharing a laugh during family movie night, seeing what’s popular can help kids and families find something to watch and bring them closer together.

Connecting kids with their families, friends and stories around the world has never been easier.

Posted in How Tos, Mommy Hacks, Parenting, Reviews, Valid IDs

How to Get the New and Improved Philippine Postal ID

Are you like me who doesn’t have any valid IDs or proof of identity except my birth certificate? Fret no more because there’s one you can get easy and fast!

My valid IDs expired last 2020 and Andrei’s IDs expired earlier this year so we’re now having a hard time doing transactions because offices and banks always ask for it for security reasons. We have an important transaction and we needed an ID right away.

So if you’re wondering what ID you can get that won’t ask you for another valid ID (lol to this!), I can recommend you getting a postal ID because it’s the easiest (and fastest) to get.

Photo from PhlPost-Postal ID’s Official Facebook Page

The day before we went at the post office, I prepared our documents. Since it was Andrei’s first time to apply for a Postal ID, the documents he brought were:
• 2 copies of the application form
• NSO birth certificate (original & photocopy)
• credit card billing statement

That’s it! As for me, I renewed my Postal ID so I only brought:
• my expired digitized Postal ID and
• 2 copies of the application form

We arrived at Marikina Post Office around 11:30 am. There were 5 people ahead of us. We paid P650 for our IDs (rush) then our photo and biometrics were recorded. We were told to come back after a week to claim our Postal IDs. If you’re not in a hurry, you can apply for the regular one which will cost you P504 and it will delivered to you in 15-30 days (depends where you live).

It was also easy to claim the IDs, we just presented our claim stub on the day we were told to come back and we got our Postal IDs in less than 5 minutes.

BTW, you can apply at any Post Office nationwide. My address is in Makati but I applied in Marikina.

I think I can put my new postal ID more into use because so many government offices and banks are accepting it now as a valid ID.

Photo from PhlPost-Postal ID’s Official Facebook Page

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can get a Postal ID:
1. Bring 2 copies of your duly-accomplished Postal ID application form. You can download it here. There’s also forms available at the Post Office if you don’t have an option to print it out. Don’t forget to bring a pen.

2. Bring your proof of identity. Submit any 1 of the following:
    • Birth Certificate issued by NSO or Local Civil Registry
    • GSIS or SSS UMID card
    • valid Driver’s License
    • valid Passport
    • IF you don’t have any of the documents/IDs listed above ⬆️, you may bring any 2 of the following documents (at least 1 should have the applicant’s photo and signature):
    •BIR ID •Baptismal Certificate •Certificate of Birth •College or Post-Graduate Transcript of Records •Confirmation Certificate •Elementary or High School Form 137 •Marriage Certificate •Valid Alumni ID •Valid Basic Postal ID •Valid College, School or University ID •Valid Company ID •Valid Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID •Valid NBI Clearance •Valid OWWA ID •Valid Pag-Ibig ID •Valid PhilHealth ID •Valid PRC ID •Valid Paper-based Postal ID •Valid Police Clearance •Valid Seaman’s Book •Valid Senior Citizen ID •Valid Tax Identification Number Card •Valid Voter’s ID

3. Bring your Proof of Address. Submit any 1 of the following:
     • Barangay Certificate of Residency issued within three (3 months) prior to PID application
     • Certified True Copy of Lease
     • Certified True Copy of Titles issued by the Land Registration Authority (LRA)
     • Certified True Copy of Real Estate Tax Receipt
     • Bank Statement
     • Credit Card Statement
     • School Billing Statement
     • Utility Bill (cable, electric, internet, landline, telephone, water)

For Foreign residents, click here to check out additional requirements.

There you go! For questions/inquiries you may visit or their official Facebook page

P.S. BEWARE OF FIXERS! I also didn’t put any photos of our claim stub / Postal IDs for security purposes.

Posted in Home & Living, Mommy Hacks, Reviews

5 Dirtiest Spots in Your Home and How To Clean Them

We are spending more time indoors now than ever, and as we retreat to our sanctuary, it is vital to keep our indoor environment clean and hygienic all day long. However, germs have mastered the art of hiding in some areas—and they are usually not the easiest to clean! This includes our hard-to-wash fabrics which are always vulnerable to deep-seated germs and viruses we call Germumus, or germs, bacteria, and pathogens that appear invisible, but are already stealthily living in our hard-to-wash items.

When was the last time you cleaned your couch? Six months ago? Last year? Never? Bring on the power tools! Here are some ways to keep them clean and what you can do in between washes to keep common trouble spots around the house germ-free.

Couches and Sofas: We all love being couch potatoes but lounging on a dirty sofa is a no-no. Did you know that the average sofa has 12 times more bacteria than your toilet seat? As they can easily trap dirt, allergens, and bacteria in their soft fibers, experts recommend having them professionally cleaned every 6 months. At home, you can use a hand vacuum to clean debris and dirt from the sofa’s surface. Be sure not to forget the crevices where dirt can accumulate!

Curtains: Cleaning your curtains might be included in your low-priority tasks but they actually accumulate a lot more grime than meets the eye. Just like the couches, curtains can also trap dust and dirt. Schedule to wash your curtains twice or more a year with cool or lukewarm water and mild detergent.

Bed Sheets: Ideally, you should change your bedsheets and pillowcases at least once a week as they can have a buildup of oils, dirt, and sweat from daily use. Compared to the average toilet seat, a one-week-old bed sheet contains 29,000 more bacteria. To clean, check the care label and wash with the hottest water temperature setting indicated.

Carpets: Dirty carpets not only look bad but they’re also full of pollutants and grime. Experts recommend having them cleaned by a professional at least once a year or every quarter if you have pets or kids. If you can’t schedule a pro, use a sponge or soft-bristle brush and work a cleaning solution into a lather.

Area rugs: Unless your area rug is extremely delicate, cleaning your area rug is something you can easily take on yourself. High-traffic area rugs should be cleaned at least every 3 months to not only extend the life of your rugs but also to make sure dirt is regularly removed. Thoroughly vacuum the rug on both sides or take the smaller rugs outdoors and shake them off as much as you can.

Other Hard-to-Wash Fabrics: Any area of your home with high traffic and surfaces that get touched a lot is basically a germ bank. This includes your bags, shoes, pet bed, and even office chairs! You can clean them by vacuuming to remove loose dirt or running the covers through the washing machine (if possible) using the warmest appropriate water setting.

Regular laundering of fabrics and cleaning soft surfaces with soap and water will go a long way. But if you’re grossed out by all of the germs and bacteria that might be lurking in your home, you’re probably wondering what you can do in between washes to make sure these germ-laden spots are cleaned every day. Unfortunately, you cannot simply shake and pound out deep-seated Germumus. It helps, sure, but it’s definitely not enough.

As told by our experts, bacteria and viruses grow exponentially in these hard-to-wash fabrics and ordinary punas, pagpag, or vacuuming is not enough to remove them. “We come in contact with bacteria and viruses every day and millions of these linger on fabric items such as mattresses, sofas, rugs, and curtains, and the like,” said Prof. Joel C. Cornista, current President of the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc.. “Dusting or vacuuming every few weeks may be helpful but bacteria and viruses can still grow in these items in between your general cleaning days. Exposure to these bacteria and viruses may lead to infections and trigger allergies, and so it will be wise to degerm these items daily.

Fortunately, you need not worry anymore! The NEW Downy Antibac Fabric Spray is your quick and easy solution for the germumus in your hard-to-wash fabrics. It penetrates deep into fabrics to remove 99.9% of germs and eliminate odors, making our homes germ-free and smelling fresh instantly! Use this on your bed and mattresses, sofas, curtains, and even on your shoes and bags!

Say goodbye to Germumus with the NEW Downy Antibac Fabric Spray.

Using the Downy Antibac Fabric Spray is so easy that anyone at home can do their part in eliminating germumus. Complete your cleaning routine with the Downy Antibac Fabric Spray that gets rid of the dust and bacteria left behind after dusting and vacuuming. Simply turn the spray cap on, position your hard-to-wash fabric 20-30 cm away from the spray, and spray until the fabric is wet. Let it air dry after so you can fully experience the 99.9% Antibac freshness!

Photo Credit: Megan Young

Level up your cleaning game by including the Downy Antibac Fabric Spray to your daily cleaning routine to ensure your home smells fresh and is safe from germumus all day, everyday! Together, #LetUsSprayAndProtect with #DownyAntibacFabricSpray!

Posted in Launch, Reviews, Videos

Grab Gifts Riders with Surprise Delivery on Labor Day

Warning: Get your tissues ready!

Imagine working 24/7, under the scorching heat of the sun and through the coldness of the night just to provide for your family and add to that the dangers of being on the road and of course, the pandemic. Ang hirap! BUT STILL, Grab’s Ate and Kuya Riders continue to work tirelessly to ensure that our essentials are brought to us in the comfort of our homes.

We are one of the families who rely on Grab for deliveries. There are times when we can’t really go out for groceries and Grab’s Kuya Riders do it for us. I’d usually give a 5% tip and walang palya kahit barya they always say thank you for it.

That’s why this heartwarming video of Grab giving back to the Kuya Riders made me shed a tear or two! Kainis kayo! 😅

It was a typical day for the 3 Kuya Riders, working on their deliveries and upon arriving at the drop-off point, they see a huge green box with their name on it. Puzzled, they started calling the contact person of the booked delivery. And SURPRISE! A Grab representive tells them that the green box is theirs and they can take it home to their family.


Then one by one they started crying. Hay nako Grab, I started crying too! The feeling that after all their hard work, they are now being recognized and thanked for. They were really thankful of the big surprise for them and their family.

The part where I also started crying. Kuya naman eh! 🤣
Box full of surprise! Now how did the Kuya Riders brought everything home? 😅

“Umulan man o umaraw, sisiguruhin po namin na safe po yung ipinapadala ninyo sa amin.”, said one of the surprised Kuya Riders so that made me cry again! 😅

We can also help them in our own little way! Aside from the generous tip you are giving them, Grab has launched Groceries For Your Rider, and upcoming feature on GrabMart where you can purchase groceries from participating GrabMart stores for your designated Ate and Kuya Riders. It’s not just Ate and Kuya Rider we are helping here but their family as well.

Groceries For Your Rider feature now on GrabMart
Groceries For Your Rider is made possible with the support of Robinsons Supermarket, Nestlé, Unilever, Eden, Bioflu and Pepsico

If this didn’t tug your heartstrings, I don’t know what will guys! Have you seen the video? Comment down below!

Click HERE if you haven’t watched the heartwarming video yet. 😉

Posted in Kids, Reviews

Euky Bear Baby Laundry Liquid: Gentle and Natural from the Land Down Under

It’s Summer! As much as we wanted to enjoy the heat of the sun and the warm breezy air, we can’t because it’s the time of the year that Luke’s Eczema flares up.

Having a kid with Eczema is difficult. That’s why as much as possible, I observe what causes the flare ups so we can prevent it in the future. But Summer isn’t something we can avoid since we live in a tropical country. So I always look for products that don’t have harsh ingredients.

And just in time, Koofty Enterprises sent us one of their products- Euky Bear Baby Laundry Liquid. I tried it last weekend and I am very satisfied with the result. I love it’s relaxing Eucalyptus scent!

Luke’s load of laundry for a week
3/4 cup of Euky Bear Baby Laundry Liquid does the job!

Luke’s clothes smells fresh and clean, it doesn’t have that strong smell residue compared to a regular detergent.

Clothes looking fresh and clean under the sunny sun!

More details on this product:
• laundry liquid especially for baby
• plant powered and gentle on sensitive skin
• removes stubborn baby stains (even kid paint stains!) and dust mite allergens (kudos to this!)
• with natural, 100% Australian Eucalyptus Oil
• NO harsh ingredients (NO synthetic fragrances or dyes, NO bleaches, NO optical brighteners, NO enzymes, NO zeolites, NO SLS, NO added phosphates)
• can be used for handwash and washing machine
• Australian-made and owned

Not tested on animals | Vegan-friendly | Eco-friendly

Next UP on the Blog- Euky Bear Baby Nursery Cleaner

Euky Bear Baby Laundry Liquid is distributed here in the Philippines by Koofty Enterprises. Koofty Enterprises’ products are available on Shopee and Lazada.

Posted in PROMO, Reviews

GOMO, Is It Really THE Game Changer?

Last October, we moved outside of Metro Manila. It didn’t cross my mind that we’re going to have any issues applying for internet service. Kasi nga when we did an ocular visit we saw naman there’s PLDT sa poste. Hahaha!

After months of applying and getting denied by PLDT Home, we gave up. Their reason is walang slot. Meh. Maybe you have also seen me on their comment section pleading them to have mercy on this momma who:
A. has kids na nag-oonline classes
B. has a husband who works online and
C. needs to keep her sanity by watching Netflix/Tulflix series. 🤣

So we opted to use Smart and Globe prepaid. The problem is, it’s not reliable especially during the day. We switch to whichever service is working. Trial and error lagi ang peg namin.

And here comes GOMO, the game changer but I call them the life saver! The newest Telco company here in the PH. With their unlimited plan offer we don’t need to keep track of our usage anymore. For only P499*, we get unlimited data, calls, and texts for 30 days.

Got our GOMO simcard last March 24 (cropped the address part)

For the speed, I know you’re curious about that, I usually get 4-5mbps during the day & 10mbps up at night (since the kids are already sleeping hahaha!) BUT before that when we first purchased our GOMO simcard around March, we get 30-40mbps during the wee hours of the morning. Hindi na masama!

April 22, 2021, 11:00PM
April 23, 2021, 12:30AM
March 2021, 4:00AM

Some infos I would like to share too:
• Gomo’s Unli Plan is temporary, pasulpot sulpot lang siya. So follow them on their Facebook page para updated ka when will be the next sale.
• The simcard costs P299 with 30GB of data (until April 30 only). The regular plan is P299, 30GB NO EXPIRY.
• It’s 5G & LTE ready!
• Speed is capped na unlike before pero we don’t have any issues kahit sabay pa ang online classes (Zoom on iPad) and video streaming (Netflix/YouTube on Samsung STV).

For more information, check out this link:

I can’t give feedback yet regarding the call and text service since we are only using our GOMO simcard for data. In case you’re wondering, we have set up our simcard in our Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi.

If you want to try GOMO, you can purchase their simcard online at, Lazada or Shopee. It’s also available thru the following partner merchants:
Puregold, SM, 7-Eleven, Mini Stop, Silicon Valley, & MemoXpress. We purchased ours online pa last March. It’s more accessible now.

GOMO SIM available at Puregold, SM, 7-Eleven, Mini Stop, Silicon Valley, MemoXpress and Shopee

Are you also using the services of GOMO? Let me hear about your experience by leaving a comment below.

*Unli data with max speed of up to 5mbps, Unli calls to GOMO, Globe, TM, & Cherry Mobile numbers, Unli All-Net texts.

Posted in Food, Review, Reviews

Erin’s Place: Lutong Bahay Experience by Chef Nanay

Moms hardly get a day-off especially this quarantine period! We cook to fill our family’s tummies. We clean and sanitize everything 24/7. We became our kids’ teacher for now. We also risk ourselves whenever we go out to run errands. This is really tiring! As moms, we can complain and ask for help but for sure we’ll still end up doing everything because we want to and that’s what moms do. Haha!

Last Sunday, Chef Nanay treated me to a well deserved day-off by sending us a couple of my favorite lutong bahay dishes from Erin’s Place Restaurant.

The delivery was very prompt, I had scheduled it for lunch and the food arrived around 10:30am. Chef Nanay have their own delivery guy, too. No need to book thru a delivery/courier service. I have just enough time to take some photos! Now off to the taste test part. 😉

I got 5 of their delectable dishes. I was also surprised that it was so heavy when the delivery guy handed it over to me. I thought there was a mistake with the delivery. When I opened the brown bag I was really surprised to see how generous their servings are! They sent me food good for 6-10 people.

I tasted the Beef in Mushroom Sauce first since it’s one of my favorite dish. The beef was so tender! I can taste the creaminess of the sauce with bits and pieces of mushroom in it. Oh boy, I make this dish too but Chef Nanay leveled up the creaminess and buttery taste of it.

Beef In Mushroom Sauce

I then moved on to taste their Fried Chicken. They sent a whole chicken so imagine how happy Renz and Luke was. It was really a feast. Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. It was seasoned just right even with the breast part. Chef Nanay’s Fried Chicken is perfectly partnered with banana ketchup. Just like many Pinoy’s want.

Whole Fried Chicken

My tummy’s getting all filled up by now so I tried Chef Nanay’s Chopsuey. It was a mix of cabbage, carrots, baguio beans, bell pepper and pork. The vegetables was tender-crisp. I can still savor it’s crunch in every bite!


Next up is Chef Nanay’s Dinuguan. The pork was really tender. The sweetness and sourness of the dish was balanced. Since one of the main ingredient of this dish is pork’s blood, I am very particular when it comes to the taste of Dinuguan. I didn’t taste any lansa at all.

And now my favorite: Salmon. Sinigang na Ulo ng Salmon. I love that I can taste the sourness of the Sinigang! The strong fishy taste of the Salmon was mellowed by the ginger bits I found in the soup. This dish has a really huge serving, 3 big salmon heads with lots of Kangkong.

Sinigang na Ulo ng Salmon

The verdict: Chef Nanay will bring back your memories of home! Lutong Bahay indeed! Since their servings were really generous I also shared and sent some food to my mom back home. They got to enjoy Chef Nanay’s delectable dishes too. I heard from a friend that their Barbeque and Chicken Inasal is superb too. We’ll try that soon.

Erin’s Place MENU

Get to experience alaga ni Chef Nanay by ordering thru Erin’s Place Restaurant’s Facebook Page/Instagram or by calling 0906-211-1129.

Erin’s Place Restaurant is located at Bayani Road, Western Bicutan, Taguig City. They also have a branch in Tagaytay City.

We’d love to visit there once this pandemic is over! Thank you Dave of Erin’s Place Restaurant for introducing Chef Nanay to us!

Posted in Beauty, Hair Care, Reviews, Support Local

The Day I Loved Seaweeds

I am always in search for natural, organic and locally-made products. I’m in awe whenever I come across a Philippine-made product that works amazingly well.

I came across MyNatural on Instagram and I was very curious about their product since it contains seaweeds! I am not aware that aside from being an excellent source of fiber, it can also be blended with natural ingredients and be made as a shampoo and conditioner. Luckily, MyNatural sent me over some of their goodies so I can try it. So what’s my verdict? Read on.

Thank you My Natural PH for sending these goodies over!

AlgyNatural Hair Care: Seaweeds Shampoo

This shampoo contains ®️Eve Marine Biocomplex: marine seaweeds blended with VCO and essential oils for healthy and lustrous hair nourished from root to tip. This product actually is all in one, it helps avoid dandruff, stimulates hair growth and infuses your hair with moisture and shine.

I’m happy that their shampoo can be used with any hair-type. So I was really game with testing their product!

I am now on my 2nd week of using AlgyNatural Hair Care: Seaweeds Shampoo and I can say that surprisingly, my damaged and chemically-treated hair is now soft and manageable. That really came to me as a surprise since with the other natural and organic hair products that I used, it made my hair tangled and unmanageable. My hairfall was also lessened! Luke is now 4 years old but I’m still experiencing post-partum hairfall.

It comes in two scents: Citrus and Floral

AlgyNatural Hair Care: Seaweeds Conditioner

Nothing but praises too with their AlgyNatural Seaweeds Conditioner. I love it’s fresh scent and how it keeps my hair manageable the whole day. Best thing is it contains Vitamin E – good for my hair and scalp.

I’m currently using the Citrus scent but I’m just a little bit confused since it smells sweet when I’m lathering it on my hair but swear, it really smells fresh afterwards for the whole day! So YES, the day I loved seaweeds was when I tried My Natural Seaweeds Shampoo and Conditioner!

AlgyNatural Hair Care: Seaweeds Shampoo (114 pesos, 100 ml) and Seaweeds Conditioner (118 pesos, 100 ml)

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Next up for review:

• AlgyNatural Hair Care: Seaweeds Shampoo & Conditioner for MEN

• MyNatureLand: Bathroom Spray