Wednesday, January 23, 2019

BEKO : Start the day right with stress-free food prep

Figuring out what to eat every day can be challenging and can be a serious source of stress sometimes. It is especially tempting to have fast food after a long day. However, to ensure that you get to eat healthy, cooking at home is a must.

Coming up with dishes you can prepare in a hurry do not need to be hard anymore. To make food preparation easier, Beko Philippines, the Official Partner of the Everyday, listed few simple meals, approved by FC Barcelona nutritionists, that are quick and easy to prepare so you do not have to succumb to takeout temptations. 

Turkey Burgers with Spinach and Feta
25 min
4 people

500 g ground turkey
50 g oats
2 eggs
250 g spinach, chopped
50 g feta cheese, crumbled
20 g onion, finely chopped
1 g garlic powder
Salt Pepper

  • Add all ingredients into a large bowl. Combine them with your hands.
  • Form into patties.
  • Put a skillet over medium heat and grease it with a little bit of olive oil.
  • Cook the burgers on both sides until golden brown.


    Oven Baked Salmon with Broccoli

    20 min

    2 people


    200 g broccoli

    250 g salmon fillet

    30 g extra virgin olive oil

    2 slices of lemon

    50 g green beans

    5-6 small potatoes


    Pepper to taste

  • Boil the potatoes for 5 minutes.
  • Place the salmon fillet on a baking tray with 2 slices of lemon on top.
  • Garnish with the vegetables and boiled potatoes on the side and season with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake it for 15 minutes.

    Quick Recovery Healthy Pizza

    25 min

    2 people


    330 g flour

    200 ml of warm water

    18 g fresh yeast

    17 g olive oil

    7 g salt

    150 g low-fat grated cheese

    250 g natural canned tomatoes





    The dough
  • Pour the water into a bowl; sprinkle with yeast and let it stand until foamy (5 minutes). Whisk together the oil and salt. Add flour and stir in a Kitchen Machine until a sticky dough forms.
  • Brush another large bowl with olive oil. Place the dough inside and drizzle a little oil over the top. Cover with a plastic wrap and set aside until the dough has doubled in size (approx. 1 hour).
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead 1 or 2 times, forming into a round. Let it rest for 10 minutes.


    The pizza
  • Stretch the dough in the desired shape.
  • Preheat the oven at 210º C.
  • Combine tomatoes with the oregano to make the sauce.
  • Spread the sauce over the pizza dough.
  • Add grated cheese and chosen toppings.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes.

    For a more stress-free food preparation, consider using Beko’s GG12116GX Cooking Range which has four Gas Burner, two Hot Plates, Gas Oven, and Electric Grill.

    The GG12116GX has a CleanZoneTM feature, where the inner glass doors of Beko ovens are coated in oleophobic technology, which resists dirt and grimes so you don’t have to spend your time cleaning oven doors with heavy duty products. It also has a Flame Failure Device for Burners that automatically cuts off the gas supply to prevent any gas leakage if the flame is accidentally extinguished by wind or overflowing liquid.

    In addition, this cooker has a Gas Safety Device for Ovens, which senses flames that might occur. If the flame goes out accidentally by wind or by some kind of liquid, the gas flow automatically cuts off. The gas safety feature is standard on the oven sections of the gas cookers. And lastly, it has an electronic ignition integrated into the knobs, which provides easy and simple lighting for gas burners.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

PROMAMA® unveils Baby’s First Gift to You

Wyeth® PROMAMA® unveils the Baby’s First Gift to You, an event that aims to provide expectant moms a gift like no other. An experience that allows her to see a real time first gift ever from her baby. The Baby’s First Gift to you device detects the movement of the babies in the womb and translates it into an artwork.

“Expectant moms would be surprised to know that the baby’s brain is up to 25 percent developed already, by 28 weeks. By using the Baby’s First Gift technology, moms will be amazed by their baby’s development while in the womb since they will see how their baby’s movement can create artworks, uniquely created just for them,” said Ms. Jong Icasiano, Wyeth Nutritionist.

Ms. Icasiano, also said that nutrition plays an important role in the baby’s health and brain development, and choosing the right maternal milk is key to support a healthy pregnancy.

“Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life and is a reminder of the gift of motherhood—and the need to ensure maternal and fetal health. By choosing the right maternal milk, expectant moms can help their babies get the best start in life so they can have a bright tomorrow,” said Ms. Icasiano.

To help give your child a strong start, you can start drinking Wyeth®  PROMAMA®, a low in fat delicious vanilla tasting nutritional milk drink designed to support pregnant women during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and lactation. It is scientifically formulated with the essential nutrients needed to help support the overall health of both mom and the baby’s physical and mental development in the womb. It contains 5 key brain nutrients such as Folic Acid, DHA, Choline, Iodine, and Iron and it is now with less calories and higher Oligofructose (vs. previous formulation) to help prevent constipation.

To know more about PROMAMA and its products, like the PROMAMA Philippines official page: or visit the website at

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Get ready to break the “Glass” at SM Cinema!

Master storyteller M. Night Shyamalan is back to shatter you with disturbing revelations and shocking plot twists in his latest masterpiece “Glass”.  Feel the thrill and experience the intensity of this action and suspense-filled film at SM Cinema, the largest film exhibitor in the country.

One of the most anticipated sequels of 2019, the superhero thriller Glass connects the stories of the 2000 film, Unbreakable, together with its main characters, David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and Elijah Price aka Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), and the 2016 film, Split, together with the mentally-ill, Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) and his 24 personalities.

Picking up the ending of Split, David Dunn decided to catch Kevin Wendell Crumb under his superhuman persona, The Beast. As they were pitted against each other, Mr. Glass appears as the mastermind of all. Will the hero win against the villain this time?

Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Glass also features actors, Sarah Paulson as Dr. Ellie Staple, Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, Spencer Treat Clark as Joseph Dunn and Charlayne Woodard as Mrs. Price.

Catch M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass at IMAX theatres, Director’s Club and SM Cinema branches nationwide. Book your tickets through the website, or download the SM Cinema mobile app.  You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Let’s Get Poppin’ for International Popcorn Day at SM Cinema

Get ready for a popcorn-filled day at SM Cinema as they celebrate the beloved and classic movie snack that completes our every movie experience!

Exciting activities await at SM Megamall for those who wish to join the festivities on January 19! Challenge yourself in the popcorn eating contest or choose a team and vote for your favorite popcorn flavor. Be on the lookout as well for Snack Time’s resident mascot as Poppy the Popcorn leads the celebrations at SM Megamall and so much more! 

Join the festivities and show your love for popcorn in social media by using the hashtag, #InternationalPopcornDay! As a treat, on International Popcorn Day this Saturday, January 19, free popcorn will be given to lucky movie buyers in all SM Cinema branches nationwide! So hurry on to the nearest SM Cinema branch near you!

Snack Time is the official food concessionaire of SM Cinema that offers a wide array of affordable snacks, such as popcorn with different exciting flavors, hotdogs and burgers, among others. Choose from their selection of cinema favorites and bring your favorite popcorn snack to complement your next movie at SM Cinema!

Book your tickets through the website, or download the SM Cinema mobile app.  You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Here's New Adventures & Old Favorites all together as CPK Philippines Celebrates its 20th year

Yes, it's been 20 years now! A NEW Menu Celebrating New Adventures and Reminiscing on Old Favorites: On its' 20'” year anniversary in the country, CPK Philippines launches their NEW Menu with all new pizzas, pasta, salads, while re-introducing pizza favorites over the past 20 years! 

CPK Philippines at 20, New Adventures & Old Favorites As CPK Philippines celebrates its' 20th year in the country, be prepared to have your taste buds wowed by New & Unique flavor combinations! 

At the same time, take a trip down memory lane with them as they re-introduce their most popular pizzas of the past 20 years that some of you actually grew up with! California Pizza Kitchen has distinguished itself as a pizza authority the world over fashioning out a creative niche of California style artisanal pizzas in much the same way as New York and Chicago established their own distinct pizza identities in their own boroughs. California is considered a melting pot of different cultures around the world ranging from Asian to Latin American, African, and European. 

These creative cultural influences combined with the laid back California vibe and effortless California cool bring about the best environment that cultivates the spirit of California culinary creativity. And this year is extra special because in celebration of our 20th year anniversary in the Philippines, we are not only introducing NEW California style dishes, we are likewise re-introducing the most popular pizzas of the past 20 years.” said Bob Vallar, Marketing Manager.

Among their NEW pizza creations, are the Spicy Chorizo Pizza, a CPK US recipe with Spanish Chorizo, chili pepper sauce, cheese, roasted bell peppers, onions, and fresh avocado slices. Fat seafood lovers, there is their NEW White Clam Pizza with clams, Mozzarella cheese, onions, extra virgin olive oil and select spices. Their NEW Chicken Fajita Pizza brings a bit of that Latin heat with Mexican spiced chicken, cilantro pesto, scallions, and mixed cheeses & spices. 

For Vegetarians, there are 2 NEW meat free options: the NEW Tricolore crispy thin crust pizza with mixed greens & diced tomatoes topped with shaved Parmesan cheese.

NEW Tropicale Quorn Regular Hand-Tossed Pizza of Guam chunks, grilled pineapple, Mozzarella 8: Parmesan cheeses, and yellow onions with cilantro on Coconut Cream sauce drizzled with a Carribean sauce. (Quorn is a meat free, low-calorie mycoprotein from the mushroom family which is low in fat, high in protein, and high in fiber.) 

The Garlic Shrimp Pizza is a housemade lemon-garlic shrimp with caramelized onions, Mozzarella, Parmesan, and red chili. Topped with arugula and oregano. I really enjoyed this one because Mr. Ang is not into seafood flavor. But kidding aside, this pizza will surely knock your heart out.

As for their new pasta offerings, there is the NEW Chicken Tequila Fettucine with chicken chunks, bell peppers, fettucine pasta, cilantro, and lime juice in a Cuervo Gold Tequila cream sauce and the NEW Cajun spiced Jambalaya Pasta with chicken, smoked sausage, blackened shrimp, linguini pasta, & scallions in a Jambalaya sauce. 

I love everything about this Chicken Tequila Fettucine. 

And what is a CPK meal without a salad? Get fresh with their NEW California Harvest Salad, a CPK US recipe of baby Kale, Napa Cabbage, carrots, steamed Farrow seeds mixed with red seedless grapes, strawberries, watermelon cubes, and almonds in your choice of Citrus or Blueberry Vinaigrette. 

I go for gold with their NEW Golden Pear Salad with fresh arugula, celery, parsley, candied walnuts, & cheddar cheese in a lime olive oil dressing. 

Because of the extremely positive reception of introducing all NEW California inspired Rice Entrees for the very first time in the country last year, now adding up 3 All NEW Rice Entrees.

The NEW Thai Calamari Rice with roasted peanuts, pineapple, chili peppers. scallions, & Japanese Furikake in a Sweet Thai chili sauce. This is my personal choice. 

The NEW Salisbury Steak Rice with a juicy Wagyu beef patty, caramelized onions, & a sunny side up egg in a demi-glaze sauce and NEW Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp Rice with garlic, mushrooms, carrots, ginger, hen peppers, masted peanuts, & cilantro in a coconut curvy sauce. 

As NEW Adventures are often best capped off with sweet endings, they have two All NEW Desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings: the NEW Banoffee Pie with bananas, coffee powder, cream, caramel syrup, & candied walnuts on 3 Graham cracker crust; and the NEW Nutella Cheesecake with Hazelnut chocolate, cream cheese, chocolate syrup, whipped cream on a Graham cracker crust. 

The Cheeseburger Pizza was a novel idea when it was 1st introduced back in the year 2000. The whole idea was simple yet revolutionary with the cheeseburger ingredients of ground angus beef, crispy bacon, mixed cheeses, caramelized onions, tomatoes, lettuce, & secret sauce converted into pizza toppings with our regular hand tossed pizza dough replacing the burger buns. But of course, our Cheeseburger Pizza comes with the unique California twist of adding fresh sliced avocadoes on top.

The Mango Tandoori Pizza of Indian spiced chicken chunks with Mozzarella cheese, onions, ripe mango chunks, curry sauce, & red peppers enjoyed a bit of a cult following when it was introduced locally in 1998. This was a pizza that, admittedly, was ahead of its time. With more restaurant patrons now demanding novel, unique, & aggressive flavor combinations, the stage has been set for this pizza's modern day remake! (How very much like Hollywood or ls lt Bollywood? 

For pizza purists, our Rustica Crispy Thin Crust Pizza of Pepperoni, fresh Mozzarella cheese, Neapolitan Pizza sauce, olives, capers, chili flakes, & Parmesan cheese was the bomb when it was first launched in the Philippines in 1998. It hearkened back to classic Italian & Sicilian Pizzas that exemplified simplicity and an expertly blended amalgam of flavors. 

Now that it’s Finally back, we firmly believe its’ local fans will fondly bid us ”Gracie!” ©

For more information on their NEW Menu, watch out for the grand relaunch of their website 
follow them on Facebook & Instagram @cpkphilippines, or 
visit any of their following branches: 
2nd level Alabang Town Center; Ground Level W Global Center Bonifacio
Global City, Taguig; Basement Level Century City Mall
the 2nd level Shangri-La Plaza Mall East Wing. 

California Pizza Kitchen since 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) opened its first restaurant in Beverly Hills and introduced diners to innovative California-style pizza. Since then, CPK has launched what has become a global brand known for creative California cuisine. Today, CPK is approaching 300 restaurants in 16 countries around the world. Dedicated to a unique dining experience, CPK is now introducing its Next Chapter featuring reimagined menus, open kitchens, and unique renovations in all restaurants across the country. 

For more information on California Pizza
Kitchen, visit

Friday, January 11, 2019

Mark your calendar for the Audi Factory Warehouse Sale

Get ready for a jaw-dropping experience at the #AudiSale2019! See you at White Space on
January 19-20 9am-10pm!
Excited to go to this once in a lifetime Audi Sale! See you at White Space on January 19-20
from 9am-10pm. #AudiSale2019
At the #AudiSale2019, you get to experience high-performance, luxury vehicles with jaw-
dropping price tags to boot! See you at White Space on January 19-20 9am-10pm
Looking for a new car to get you through 2019? Come visit the #AudiSale2019 at White Space
on January 19-20 9am-10pm! Once in a lifetime prices for a beautifully engineered automobile.
Breeze through 2019 with a new car! Visit the #AudiSale2019 and get your very own Audi at
jaw-dropping prices! See you at White Space on January 19-20 9am-10pm!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Make Brush Time Hapee Time for Kids of All Ages!

Do you ever get that feeling when you take a look at your child, and be amazed by how fast they grow up?

From an incredibly cute and dependent baby to an active, playful, and more independent tween in a blink of an eye, moms can agree that their kids grow up at such a fast pace. To become healthy and happy individuals, moms need to find fun and easy ways for their young ones to develop good habits.

One of these is the proper brushing of their teeth. Some kids, though, find that brushing is unnecessary, tiring, and unenjoyable. To help mommies everywhere in making every brush time a happy time for their kids, here are some creative tips from Hapee Kiddie, one of the leading toothpastes for children’s oral healthcare.

Add Music to the Mix.
Some kids may not like their teeth getting cleaned, especially for infants who are teething with their young gums being tender.  To make it more fun, you can sing their favorite tune for while cleaning their small teeth. You can also play their favorite music and invite them to dance to the beat or have them watch their favorite video, while still brushing their teeth. When the song or video stops after two minutes, they should be done.

Playing Dentist with Your Child.
There are kids who think that brushing aggressively for ten seconds, instead of the standard two minutes, is enough. They don’t know that this doesn’t work because they were not taught how to properly brush their teeth.

A creative solution to this is to grab their favorite toy, preferably one with visible plastic teeth. Grab a clean toothbrush, and then pretend that you are bringing this toy to the dentist for the first time. You can pretend to brush its teeth, which you can later give the role of dentist to your child. This will allow them to use that same method for themselves.

Introduce a Reward System.
If you are struggling to get your kids motivated to brush their teeth, you can introduce a simple reward system. Every time that they brush their teeth well for two minutes, you can give them a sticker of a star. You can get creative with your rewards, such as rewarding them to ice cream if they get five stars or even giving them a toy they’ve always wanted after getting 20 stars!

Have Them Pick their Toothbrush and Toothpaste.  
As they grow older, our kids want to become more independent, such as wanting to feed, bathe, and dress themselves. Use this eagerness for independence by having them pick their own toothbrush, whether it has their favorite characters, their favorite color, or even appealing features such as those that play music or flash lights. Just make sure that the toothbrush they pick has soft bristles. Your preschooler, with their love for sweet flavors and cartoon characters, can now choose and pick, thanks to Hapee Kiddie which is perfect for kids two to five years old. They can choose from seven kid-citing flavors that are sure to appease their mouths and two different packaging that feature their favorite characters from Disney’s Mickey and Friends and Frozen.

Make It a Family Activity.
Just like how eating meals together as a family is a must, brushing together can be another ritual that the whole family should do together. By brushing together, it shows the message that brushing is something that Mommy and Daddy do too. A family that brushes together has even more reason to smile.

Chesca and Doug Kramer, oral healthcare advocates of Hapee Kiddie, practice this with their three kids. Before going to bed, Chesca would call her family, not just her kids but Doug too, “Let’s all go together to the bathroom. Let’s all brush our teeth!” She points out to this particular activity being helpful to making their kids enjoy brush time.  

Be Sure to Have the Right Toothpaste
One important thing to consider is their toothpaste. Their toothpaste must not only have the safe fluoride content for the child at their current age, it must also have something that would engage the kid. That is why to make Brush Time Hapee Time for kids of all ages, specific toothpastes were made for kids of all ages.

For children from four to 24 months, Hapee Baby is your infant’s trusted toothgel with its baby-friendly formula that protects your baby’s milk teeth from cavity. You don’t have to worry since Hapee Kiddie toothpastes are formulated with the 1,000 PPM fluoride level recommended by dentists at this age. For kids ages 6 to 12, their fluoride and mint level get a boost while maintaining that same fruity Kiwi flavor with Hapee Buddy toothpaste. These toothpastes will definitely make brushing more fun and easier for your kid.

Parents don’t have to fret with the challenging of their kids growing up as long as they make the right and proper adjustments. With these techniques, brushing does not have to be boring as long as we make brushing fun and exciting. No matter what their age is, Hapee Baby, Hapee Kiddie, and Hapee Buddy are your child’s oral care companions in making Brush Time Hapee Time!

To find out more ways on how to make brush time Hapee time, visit

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

New Year and New Movies to Watch At SM Cinema

SM Cinema welcomes 2019 with a bang as it brings you adventure, action and excitement in upcoming blockbuster flicks Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns and Paramount Pictures’ Bumblebee!

A sequel to Walt Disney’s 1964 classic, Mary Poppins, the world’s favorite magical nanny is back and will surely drive us again to an adventure of a lifetime.
Set in the 1930’s London, Mary Poppins Returns follows the now-adults Jane (Jane Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) together with Michael’s children as they face a personal loss and a family problem. In the time the family needs her the most, Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) is back to the rescue to help the family and cope with the most difficult time of their lives.
Another new film to open our 2019 is the latest movie offering from the Transformers’ franchise focusing on the adventures of one of the most favorite Autobots, Bumblebee!
A prequel movie set in 1987, B-127 also known as Bumblebee, is on the run after a civil war in their home planet, Cybertron. Bumblebee crashed in California and was found by Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld) under a yellow Volkswagen Beetle disguise. Discovering that Bumblebee is not just an ordinary car, Charlie will help Bumblebee on his mission to protect Earth from Decepticons.
Catch Mary Poppins Returns and Bumblebee on January 8 at IMAX theatres, Director’s Club and SM Cinema branches nationwide. Book your tickets through the website, or download the SM Cinema mobile app.  You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates!

Embrace the Sweet Comfort of White Dove Sweet Lullaby, Ang Bagong Himbing-Bango for Your Little Ones

  Moms want the best for their babies, which is why Personal Collection, a proudly Filipino-owned direct selling company, recently unveiled ...