Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Nong's Thai Kitchen- 84 Classic Recipes That Are Quick, Healthy, and Delicious by Nongkran Daks & Alexandra Greeley


One of my most favorite cuisines of all time is Thai preferably Sea Food Fried Rice, Chili Beef, and Red Wine Beef Stew. 

This enticing Seafood Fried Rice photo is owned by Miss Lesly of  The BuckEat List blog. She loves S.R. Thai Cuisine too!

Our college days in University of Santo Tomas would not be complete without tasting the food from different restaurants and food joints around the campus. I tasted the above-mentioned dishes in S.R. Thai Cuisine located in Padre Noval Street. During special occasions, group/class meetings, it was one of our top choices not just due to the peaceful ambiance but most especially due to the scrumptious budget-friendly meals that it serves.

Paps, who was my college classmate, would  always wanted to come back to dine there with our eldest. It was a sort of exposing him to our past. Due to that, he began to like Thai food. Unfortunately, S.R. Thai Cuisine closed and I heard from a good friend that the owner together with his family already migrated to USA. Its closure broke my heart. But despite of missing Thai food, I didn't even try cooking any at home. I don't know why.

Well, my love for Thai food and the good memories that it has given me and my family have come to live again when the cookbook,  Nong's Thai Kitchen 84 Classic Recipes That Are Quick, Healthy, and Delicious by Nongkran Daks & Alexandra Greeley has landed on my hands. This makes me inspired to prepare my favorites in the comforts of our home.

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I love everything about this extraordinary Thai cook book. The ingredients are easy to find in our country, since the dishes are close to Filipino cuisine. For the special ingredients that are commonly used in Thai dishes, basic recipes, methods, and techniques are written clearly and supported with photos like the ingredients so they are very easy to follow. 

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If you love eating authentic Thai dishes whether you are a pro or non-pro in cooking, this book can get you covered. As I've mentioned, there are 84 yummy dishes to choose from which include Thai appetizers and finger food; salads; poultry, meat, and seafood; curries; noodles and rice dishes; vegetarian dishes; desserts and drinks. Everything you need to know and cook that is Thai, is written in this book. It is the cookbook that I recommend if you want to learn more and cook Thai dishes on a whim!

Like Easy Chinese Recipes by Bee Yinn Low, I am so impressed with how the authors, contributors, and people behind this amazing cookbook compiled, cooked, photographed, and described everything in detail to come up with this masterpiece. 

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Every cook from starters to professionals can surely be motivated to try every single dish found in it. If you are a foodie like I do, the colored photographs can make you drool and when you read on how the dishes are made, definitely you'll be surprised that they  are easy to make! We can surely enjoy authentic home cooked Thai dishes without breaking our pockets and taking so much of our time. Nice! Very nice indeed!

I strongly agree that the recipes in Nong's Thai Kitchen- 84 Classic Recipes That Are Quick, Healthy, and Delicious can capture the hearts, minds, and palates of different people from all walks of life and race. There is a balance of salty, spicy, sweet, and sour tastes of the recipes which are lovingly and passionately composed to provide explosion of flavors and textures. 

If you are a home cook or you know someone who loves cooking, I recommend that you should have a copy of this cookbook for your own or a loved-one's perusal. It's a useful tool to be added in your cookbook collection.

It's available online at $14.95 in www.tuttlepublishing.com and here in Philippines through leading bookstores like Fully Booked (Rockwell and The Fort) and National Bookstore (SM Mega Mall, SM North Edsa, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Galleria).  By the way, Tuttle Publishing offers free shipping if you order books worth $35.00. Aside from this book, there are so many amazing reads available there. 

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Aunt Cely's Easy Homemade Cheese Pimiento


My sister-in-law, Lady, is married to my brother for four years but we haven't seen each other in person because they live in the US of A. When time permits, because both of us are so busy with mom duties, we usually exchange messages on Viber. Both of us have so much in common. We both love staying at home with our family, crafting of all sorts, experimenting in the kitchen, sight seeing, reading books, and watching movies at home. Frugality and simplicity make us jive. We enjoy simple pleasures in life and appreciate the blessings that we receive no matter how small they may be. Like me, I know that she is also married to a good guy (I hope so. His husband is my one and only little brother! He has to be a good dad and hubby because if not, kukurutin ko talaga siya sa singit! LOL!). 

Our family is our top priority and we are doing our best in all that we do. Despite our very hectic schedule, we see to it that we prepare meals that are yummy and healthy. 

Just recently, I saw on my niece's Instagram account that she prepared Cheese Pimiento, a cheese spread recipe that was passed on to her by her Aunt Cely. Looking at the photo made me drool! It was such a long time since I prepared that spread, Mom and Paps' favorite. I promised her and myself that I would cook it because I thought that her aunt's version was better than one of my most-viewed recipe, my no cook Easy Homemade Cheese Pimiento.

A few weeks later (Boy, I was so forgetful!), I remembered her recipe because we had lots of bread but no spread. I immediately asked Paps to buy the ingredients. Then it was fast! I cooked my own version of Aunt Cely's Cheese Pimiento in less than 30 minutes. It was so Y-U-M-M-Y! All the people who tasted it told me that it was the best tasting Cheese Pimiento that they ever tried. I'm not exaggerating.

With Lady's permission, here is the recipe:


Ingredients

3 bars (230 grams) Eden Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 bar (200 grams) Magnolia Butter
approximately 3 tablespoons Alaska Condensada 
1 big red bell pepper, minced





Procedure

1. In low flame, melt the butter.


2. When butter is almost melted, put the minced red bell pepper. Saute it until almost wilted. Stir occasionally.

3. Put grated cheddar cheese and cook until they melt. Stir continuously. Put condensed milk.

4. Remove the pan from the stove and let it cool down.

5. Transfer in a clean glass container.

Look how rich it is! It tastes really, really good!

Lady preferred to blend the cooked mixture through a food processor or blender  to make it smoother

Courtesy: @babysakura20 on Instagram

In our case, we wanted red bell pepper chunks in our spread so we omitted that procedure. You may add condensed milk based on your preferred sweetness.

This Cheese Pimiento is perfect as spread on toast or crackers and also a perfect dip for veggies, nachos, and chips.



When Lady asked me our feedback, all I could tell her was, "Panalo! (Winner) We love it!" 

Thank you, Sis, for sharing your aunt's recipe to me! It's one of the quickest, easiest, and yummy recipes that I've tried that can surely satisfy every palate.


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"Cheese is milk's leap toward immortality." - Clifton Fadiman
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Gardenia Pocket Sandwich, A Pocket Full of Fun and Surprises


Yesterday afternoon, Kuya and I were happy to join other mommy bloggers and their kids at Gardenia Pocket Sandwich Pocket Full of Fun in Fun Ranch Ortigas. 

Gardenia, Gardenia Snack Treats, Bread, Gardenia Pocket Sandwich

This fun afternoon was filled with games, food, prizes, magic show, mascot appearance, etc.--- a great way to spend quality time with our kids that made our tummies and memories full. 

Gardenia, Gardenia Snack Treats, Bread, Gardenia Pocket Sandwich



The theme of the program "Pocket Full of Fun. Pocket Full of Surprises" described very well the mission of Gardenia's new product, "Pocket Sandwich" that comprises the wonderful things that a mom could bring to  her kids, family, and herself too.

The main inspirations of Gardenia to come up with Pocket Sandwich are the busy moms. Moms are the masters or multitasking. They are very efficient in juggling different roles like doing chores, taking care of the kids, handling finances, scheduling activities for the family, earning for a living (may it be working at home, business, or in a company/institution), taking care of the family members and their needs, and of course, planning and preparing meals. 

One of the meals that moms prepare for their kids in school or at home are sandwiches. They are so easy to make and kids love them. But most of the time, kids remove the bread's edges because based on experience, they don't like eating them and they just throw them. There are also times when their sandwiches get squished in their lunch boxes or bags making them not appealing to the appetite or worse, make a lot of mess. There are also instances that moms wake up late (I am guilty of that! LOL!) that they just give money to their kids to buy food in school hoping that their kids make the right choices. 

Gardenia Pocket Sandwich is the best snack to give to our kids. It's easy to slip in their lunch boxes, bags, even in their pockets. It is not vacuum sealed, meaning there is air inside that acts as a cushion that makes the bread's appearance intact and fresh. The brown edges of the two breads have been removed and they are sealed together firmly by machine to make its filling intact inside.

Gardenia Pocket Sandwich is a soft, freshly baked bread that is delicious and nutritious. It is high in the following vitamins and minerals:


Iron- for normal formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin

Vitamin B1- helps release energy from proteins, fats, and carbohydrates

Vitamin A- essential for eye function

The kids will surely feel their mom's pocketful of love when they eat it especially that it has two great-tasting variants that kids go gaga for--- chocolate and peanut butter. Definitely it is a yummy, healthy, spill or mess-free snack, convenient for munching everytime, everywhere.

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Because it's made by Gardenia, it is guaranteed safe because it is made in a sanitized and clean environment.

Gardenia understands moms' eagerness to prepare healthy snacks for their kids despite their very busy schedule and Gardenia Pocket Sandwich truly takes some of their load as busy individuals. I guarantee that you and your kids will love it like we do. Super yummy talaga!

For an affordable amount of Php15.00 each, kids and their families can now savor the healthy-yummy goodness of Gardenia Pocket Sandwich, available in leading supermarkets and convenience stores. For more information about this product and other Gardenia breads, you may like Gardenia on Facebook or visit its website, www.gardenia.com.ph.

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I am looking forward to know your feedback about Gardenia Pocket Sandwich! Feel free to leave your comment here. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Taste of History by Senyor Juan Suman Latik

I grew up in a Nueva Ecija, the Rice Granary of the Philippines, where rice cakes of all sorts were part of my daily living. They were being sold on wet markets or peddled on streets. They were considered common that when I started living here in the Metro, even though I could buy from reputable bakeshops and some supermarkets to satisfy my craving, I still couldn't taste their authenticity. 

Above all the rice cakes that I love, Suman sa Lihiya is my number one favorite. It's soaked glutinous rice treated with lye and mixed with coconut milk, wrapped in banana leaves which is boiled for at least two hours. It's served with Latik, a sweet sauce with a mixture of coconut milk and Muscovado Sugar, and topped with Budbod (dried coconut pulp). It's not easy to find it here and I have no time making it due to my very hectic schedule.. I only have a chance to taste it when friends give it as pasalubong and it happens rarely. I miss eating it always. 

Not until I discovered the branch of Senyor Juan Suman Latik near our home.


It was love at first bite when I tasted its one piece Original Suman Latik a.k.a. Senyorito (Php35.00). It's closest to the flavor of my favorite Suman sa Lihiya  and  on that moment, I knew that Mom and Paps would love it too so I bought a box of three pieces, Senyorita (Php95.00), as pasalubong. I was right, They liked it so much. From then on, whenever there are special occasions like reunions or small gatherings, Mom always brings Senyor (Box of 12- Php375.00) or Senyora (Box of 6- Php188.00) as her pot lock contribution. Senyor Juan never fails to delight anybody's appetite, the old or the young ones alike. It has the taste of history that can be passed on through generations.

Senyor Juan, Suman Latik, rice cake, The Taste of History

Just recently, I had a chance to taste not just my favorite Original Suman Latik but also five Senyor Juan's Espesyal and Fried Suman Latik Flavors

Senyor Juan, Suman Latik, rice cake, The Taste of History

Brace yourself because the photos that I am going to show you are drooling! Believe me, they all taste so good! Here they are:

Espesyal Ube Macapuno Suman Latik
(Php69.00)
One piece Suman topped with Latik, Ube, and Macapuno

Senyor Juan, Suman Latik, rice cake, The Taste of History


Espesyal Leche Flan Suman Latik
(Php69.00)
One piece Suman topped with Latik, Leche Flan, and roasted peanuts

Senyor Juan, Suman Latik, rice cake, The Taste of History


Espesyal Mangga Suman Latik
(Php69.00)
One piece Suman topped with Latik, ripe mangoes, and roasted peanuts

Senyor Juan, Suman Latik, rice cake, The Taste of History


Fried Suman Latik Cheese
(Php75.00)
One piece fried Suman topped with Latik and grated cheddar cheese

Senyor Juan, Suman Latik, rice cake, The Taste of History


Fried Suman Latik Chocolate
(Php75.00)
One piece fried Suman topped with Latik, chocolate bars and sprinkles

Senyor Juan, Suman Latik, rice cake, The Taste of History

Among the flavors that I tasted, my favorites were Espesyal Ube Macapuno Suman Latik and Fried Suman Latik Cheese. I shared them with my family and they were all amazed with the explosion of flavors inside their mouths, truly a one of a kind tasting experience. Paps loved Espesyal Mangga Suman Latik while Mom liked Espesyal Ube Macapuno Suman Latik but she told me that she liked the Original Suman Latik more. Kuya said that Fried Suman Latik Chocolate was his first choice that obviously, I thought that he would like. 

These Suman Latik were best paired with Gourmet Hot (Php35.00), Cold Barako Coffee (Php45.00),  or Choco Tablea (Php99.00)

Senyor Juan, Suman Latik, rice cake, The Taste of History

Although there were Mangosteen-Dalandan (Php45.00) or the award-winning Dalandan Honey Juice (Php35.00) available, I preferred drinking them as is while chilled! They were definitely great natural thirst quenchers. 

Senyor Juan, Suman Latik, rice cake, The Taste of History

Senyor Juan, Suman Latik, rice cake, The Taste of History

Apart from serving great-tasting Suman Latik variants and natural drinks, I can attest that Senyor Juan Suman Latik follows a strict food handling protocols and good customer relations which I have observed on my visit in its SM Mall of Asia Branch.

Senyor Juan, Suman Latik, rice cake, The Taste of History

Senyor Juan, Suman Latik, rice cake, The Taste of History

Miss Katrina, the staff who was in charge knew how to keep her stall clean and she prepared my food properly. She was great in suggestive selling and client relations. No customer left without ordering or dining in.

Senyor Juan, Suman Latik, rice cake, The Taste of History

Senyor Juan's tagline impresses me, "This business is owned by God, managed by Senyor Juan." Senyor Juan Suman Latik walks its talk. I, as a loyal customer for months, feel happy and satisfied whenever I purchase or dine in.

Senyor Juan, Suman Latik, rice cake, The Taste of History

I highly recommend Senyor Juan Suman Latik . We can have #TheTasteOfHistory without breaking our pockets. You may visit any of its branch near you.

Senyor Juan, Suman Latik, rice cake, The Taste of History

You may find Senyor Juan Suman Latik  on Facebook, Google+, and Instagram. You may also visit www.senyorjuan.ph for more details.

Senyor Juan, Suman Latik, rice cake, The Taste of History

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sugar Blend Spaghetti

Today is mother's day and it's my 12th. Unlike other families who go out to celebrate to eat out or have a staycation, as usual, we choose to stay at home and do the stuff that we do daily. For me, everyday is mother's day and it's not just today that it should be celebrated. I believe that each day must be lived to the fullest as if it's our last and honestly it's one of the reasons why I am not used to considering any occasion pertaining to myself as something huge or shall I say, a big deal?

But of course, Paps reminded me again this morning that we should practice celebrating Mother's Day so that the kids would appreciate celebrating occasions even if they would be very simple. It could also be a venue to create good family memories with a dash of something special which honestly I didn't have much while growing up. I have already mentioned in one of my blog posts why but anyway, I don't want to spoil the day. It's mother's day and it's my day. Paps cooked one of his specialties but this time, used Sugar Blend instead of brown or white sugar.

Here it is:

Ingredients

1 kilo Del Monte or Dole sweet style spaghetti sauce 
1 head garlic, minced
2 medium red onions, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
3/4 kilo ground pork
2 big carrots, grated
2 tablespoons minced coriander (optional)
165g bar Eden Cheese, grated
1/4 kilo tomato, halved
400g  Jolly button mushrooms
1 kilo spaghetti, cooked al dente 
dash of McCormick dried basil and oregano
Sugar Blend, measurement depends on your taste preference
water 
salt, optional 
 


Procedure

 1. Boil meat together with onion, coriander (optional), and pepper  until oil comes out. Fry until light brown.

2. Saute meat with garlic and mushrooms.

3. Add in carrots, halved tomatoes, and water until ingredients are slightly submerged. Stir occasionally while cooking in medium fire.

4.  Once it's cooked, put spaghetti sauce, grated cheese, dried basil, dried oregano, and sugar. Let it simmer. To adjust the taste depending on your preference, add Sugar Blend or salt.  
   

Paps doesn't mince the tomatoes always to preserve their juices. Both of us love eating them chunky while we press and mash them before serving the spaghetti to our kids. 

Instead of approximately five tablespoons of brown or white sugar, Paps put 2 1/2 tablespoons of Sugar Blend only. That would mean that he only used 1/2 the amount of sugar that was equivalent to 50% less calories! Yay!

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Sugar Blend makes our healthy beverages and dishes even healthier. To know more about Sugar Blend, I have already shared it together with my Quick and Easy Sugar Blend Polvoron Recipe that my kids like so much too.

Happy mother's day to all amazing mom's out there! Let's cherish every moment with our family and be thankful to have the best vocation in the world despite the pains and challenges that go with it. Let's also keep in mind that our painful childhood memories in any way should not affect negatively the manner we raise our kids.  Enjoy your day! Love, love...


Monday, March 13, 2017

Chinese Cooking Made Simple with Easy Chinese Recipes by Bee Yinn Low

Chinese dishes are my most favorite next to Filipino dishes. Their colors, textures, and flavors are so enticing and literally burst in my mouth. Whenever our family and loved-ones celebrate special occasions, we opt to reserve in our favorite Chinese restaurant because we are always sure that our guests would truly be satisfied and the compliments that we get are truly heartwarming.

My kids and husband can't say no to Chinese food like I do. For a cook like me who is fond of preparing quick and easy dishes due to my very busy schedule, my reliable source in giving me suggestions in finding easy Chinese recipes is my best friend Google (Moms, I know that you can relate. LOL!). I would search for the easiest and quickest recipes and of course, it also takes time to find the right ones and I would always end up cooking the dishes that I know--- Pancit, Lumpiang Shanghai, Yang Chow Fried Rice, Egg Drop Soup, and Siomai (using ready made wanton wrapper). Seriously, nakasasawa na and I also would always say to myself, "Sana mayroon namang iba."

Google search for this matter is finally over at the moment because now I have with me a copy of Easy Chinese Recipes --- Family Favorites from Dim Sum to Kung Pao by by Bee Yinn Low. It has over 70 great-tasting recipes to keep us covered when we crave for Chinese dishes- from appetizers; soups; dim sum and dumplings; beef, pork, poultry, seafood, vegetables, tofu, and egg dishes; noodles and rice; desserts; and drinks that are so easy to prepare and I guarantee that are so delicious.

How did Bee Yinn Low come up with this cookbook?

As mentioned in the book's preface, Bee Yinn Low grew up in a Chinese household in Malaysia. She watched her mother cook as she was growing up but wasn't allowed to help that much. After a few years as a working woman in California, her love for Chinese food kept her determined to replicate the unforgettable flavors that she tasted during her youth despite having limited time in the kitchen. She did her best to develop her own versions of her favorite dishes using the readily available ingredients in local supermarkets. She experimented, read, and tasted until her passion became an expertise. Thereafter, her meals became well-loved by her friends and loved ones that prompted her to share her love of Asian Cuisine through her blog, RasaMalaysia.com. Moreover, this website has become the internet's most popular Asian food site.

When I started reading this cookbook, I immediately felt the author's generosity in sharing her skills. All the contents were written and explained in a very simple manner, supported with detailed and enticing photographs that even people who still haven't experienced cooking or find it difficult to cook could follow.

Due to so much excitement, Paps, who is better and expert in the kitchen, cooked Sweet and Sour Chicken based on the Sweet and Sour Fish found on page 102. Wow! It tasted so good that he decided to cook it again the following day!

If I will be subjected to Marshmallow Test, I think I'll fail. Nah! Just kidding! This EASY CHINESE RECIPES, FAMILY FAVORITES from DIM SUM to KUNG PAO book by BEE YINN LOW from @tuttlepublishing is a winner! I can't help but share this ASAP before my scheduled review about it because hubby and I are so glad to have this in our cookbook collection! . . Last night, Paps @type2cell cooked Sweet and Sour Chicken based on the Sweet and Sour Fish recipe on page 102. It tasted so authentic but so easy to do. . . There are over a hundred authentic quick and easy to prepare Chinese recipes to try. Aside from that, the author developed versions of her favorite Chinese dishes that had all the taste but were a lot less work! Amazing! . . It's a must-have for cooking enthusiasts. Two thumbs up! . . #allaroundpinaymama #aapmfavorites #bibliophile #tuttlepublishing #BeeYinnLow #bookstagram #book #spotmyfood #chinesefood #yummyph #huffposttaste #buzzfoodfeed #wimyummy #momswhoblogph #mommybloggersphilippines #certifiedbloggers #momblogger #foodblogger #7september2016 #igersmanila #makeitblissful
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Bee Yinn Low would like her readers to nail Chinese cooking by first giving basic cooking techniques and tips, basic tools in utensils, and understanding Chinese ingredients. She even included the basics on how to cook steamed rice, make sauces, condiments, and dipping condiments that would compliment the recipes in the book. The content on this part of the book that our family enjoyed the most was how to make homemade dumpling wrappers from scratch (page 31). Our kids were giggling while doing this maybe because it was truly fun and amazing!


Lumpiang Shanghai is a dish that Kuya and Loley love so much. Knowing how to wrap and cook them properly (page 65) makes him love it more. This shows that even kids can follow Binn Yin Low's recipes and replicating her creations here at home make our palates and tummies satisfied at the same time creating wonderful bonding moments while cooking and eating them with the family.


I highly recommend this cookbook. It's a must-have for busy moms and individuals who want to cook the best and yummy Chinese dishes at the comforts of their homes without taking so much of their time and effort. If you wish to have a copy, it can be purchased here in the Philippines via National Book Store (SM Mega Mall, SM North Edsa, SM Mall of Asia, and Robinsons Galleria), Fully Booked The Fort, and Fully Booked Rockwell. You may also buy it online at www.tuttlepublishing.com. Tuttle Publishing offers free shipping for items worth $35.00 (US $) and above. Aside from this book, there are a lot of interesting books available on the website.

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Quick and Easy Sugar Blend Graham Polvoron

It is such an honor to be contacted and have a collaboration with Carbon Digital, one of the trusted PR agencies in the country, and Merisant Company, a global leader for table-top sweeteners on the launch of its newest product, Sugar Blend

Merisant Company manufactures some of the world’s most-loved sweetener brands such as Equal, Canderel, and Pure Via. With Sugar Blend, it is indeed geared towards becoming the leading provider of “Sweetness that is Healthy for consumers.”



Do you know that sugar ranks number five in the top 20 most commonly consumed food products in Filipino households? It is based the 2013 Food Consumption Survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST). With this information in mind along with the conscious effort to serve and give more value to consumers, Merisant has come up with a versatile and affordable sweetener product that can bring healthy sweetness to our daily food and drinks, and that is Sugar Blend.

The new Sugar Blend can be used for baking, cooking, and sweetening, but what makes it special is it uses only half the amount and even has half the calories based on serving comparison with the regular sugar.  It’s made with sugar and a high-intensity sweetener called sucralose. For one teaspoon only, it can provide sweetness that is equivalent to two teaspoons of sugar. How wonderful!

Sugar Blend can be added in all types of desserts as well as other everyday dishes where sweetness is needed. It also works well with beverages such as coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juices, and other refreshments.



My husband and I only want the best for our family most especially when it comes to preparing delicious and nutritious home-cooked meals. Our kids also prefer sauces and food that are a little sweet. Sometimes we give them treats because we only live once and we don’t want them to be deprived. Afterall, too much of everything is bad. Giving them just the right amount of everything especially sweets and desserts is okay. So know I am going to share a very quick and easy to make Graham Polvoron recipe that my sister-in-law shared to us which family enjoys so much and I hope yours too.

Ingredients

2 cups crushed Graham Crackers
1 cup flour
½ cup Sugar Blend
1 cup melted butter
Add-ons (optional)- dried fruits, nuts, mini marshmallows, mini chocolate candies



Procedure

1. Toast the flour in a pan with continuous stirring until slightly brown.

2. Mix the toasted flour and crushed Graham crackers together. Sift them to make them finer and separate the lumpy portions to crush them further.

3. Add in Sugar Blend and hot melted butter so that sugar can melt easily. Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Let it cool at room temperature.

4. Once the mixture is cold, you may add dried fruits, nuts, mini marshmallows, mini chocolate candies as you wish. Mix thoroughly.

5. Form into candies using Polvoron molder and wrap in cut cellophane or Japanese paper.



In the original recipe, 1 cup of sugar is required to sweeten the Polvoron mix. With Sugar Blend, I only need to put 1/2 cup which means I only use 1/2 the amount of sugar which is also 50% less calories. Great! Now we can enjoy a healthier Graham Polvoron! Awesome!




In the weeks to come, I will share more recipes using Sugar Blend! If you try this, I hope you can give me your feedback by commenting below! Enjoy!



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