Isaribi Tomas Morato

My daughter is only 5 but she has already made a lot of friends. One of her friends from her former preschool invited her to Isaribi to celebrate her 5th birthday. It is a Japanese restaurant along Scout Lozano in Quezon City. The family restaurant was easy to spot because it has huge signage in front and a multi-level parking lot beside it.


Takoyaki Php 200

That was last September, I went back twice already since our first visit. The second time was with DH. Even though he was not impressed with the food, I was still happy because that's where we spent a leisurely Sunday lunch and not in some crowded restaurant. The most recent one was with my side of the family on a Saturday. On both occasions, we were given complimentary side salad, rice and miso soup together with our orders.

Starbucks Purple Yam Brazo Parfait

Saturday is our family date night. My daughter can sleep a little bit late on a Saturday night since there's no classes the next day. We usually have an early dinner then dessert after. My daughter and I love desserts!

Purple Yam Brazo Parfait

Purple Yam Brazo Parfait 145g Php 110

Dinner at Gerry's Grill was a huge disappointment. It's been ages since we last dined at Gerry's and a lot has changed. Everything we ordered was either too sweet (Grilled Squid and Laing) or too salty (Bulalo). DH commented that even the vinegar was sweet. He requested it to downplay the sweetness of the Grilled Squid but ended up adding more to its sweetness. The only thing that tasted okay was my order, Binagoong Rice.

Anyway, we transferred to Starbucks right after that sad dinner. My daughter missed Starbucks' Chocolate Cookie while I wanted to taste its new offering- Purple Yam Brazo Parfait. DH only had his favorite, Cafe Latte.

US Poutine Festival 2017

Sundays are the best because I get to spend the entire day with my family. The activity we do as a family varies every week. We can be lounging around the house in our pajamas and watch our favorite movies all day or we can be searching for new restaurants to try. It really doesn't matter what activity we do, as long as we are all together.

When my hubby asked where I wanted to go last weekend, I suggested SM Mall of Asia. I know it's far from where we live but it's certainly a treat to try a new restaurant in the south that we, northerners, had yet to try.

My family and I visited Fiery Style Southwestern Flaming Grill to try out their Fiery Nachos. It's nachos unlike any other!

Why? Because instead of corn chips, Fiery Style used U.S. potatoes as its main ingredient. Even with a lot of ingredients on top like nacho cheese sauce, guacamole, tomato salsa, jalapenos, sour cream and our choice of meat, the U.S. potatoes remained crispy, not soggy. In fact, you can hear a crunch in every bite. I can have this U.S. potato chips any time of the day!

Cheesy U.S Potato Casserole for Breakfast

MOMents Over Breakfast

Our Christmas break came early this year. It only means one thing, there will be more bonding moments to share with my adorable daughter especially during our favorite time of the day- Breakfast.

Even during school days, I see to it that my daughter eats breakfast before going to school. I wake up early to prepare her food to eat at home and snacks to bring to school every single day. I make sure to load her baon with nutritious food to keep her going through her entire morning.

Today is no different. As I rummage through the frozen food inside the fridge, I find a frozen pack of US Hash Browns for breakfast.

There is a wide variety of U.S frozen potato products in the Philippine market today. Straight cut fries is only just the beginning. There are specialty cuts ideal as modern ingredients in creative meals. Some are batter-coated potatoes that extend holding times (e.g. lattice/basket weave cuts and loop/curly fries) while others are individually quick frozen (IQF) ones like hash browns and slices.

Did you know that not all frozen potato products are created equal? Quality starts with premium U.S. grown potatoes. Those U.S potatoes destined for processing must meet stringent standards for high "solids" and low sugar content. Those qualities mentioned are suitable for creating frozen potato products with desirable appearance, taste and texture. U.S. processors use state-of-the-art technology so that the finished product is instantly quick-frozen to lock in the flavor and nutrients of fresh potatoes. May I add that the United States is the only country in the world with mandatory USDA Grading Standards for frozen potatoes. Now, you know why I only choose U.S. potatoes. 

Cheesy U.S. Potato Casserole

My daughter is one picky eater. I try to make each dish exciting for her to eat. Let me share with you what we had for breakfast earlier today- Cheesy U.S. Potato Casserole.

Life Hacks to Get Perfect Skin

You know, if you think my comparatively clear skin is solely the gift of nature, you are definitely mistaken. What you see is the result of everyday thorough skin care. Of course, having so much stuff to do and with a little child in tow, all that I can do are very short, but vital procedures in the morning. That’s what I want to share with you, guys, today. All females, especially women who date, must have an impeccable look without make up. Who wants to scare her boyfriend/husband in the morning, right? 

 Life Hacks to Get Perfect Skin

You are What You Eat

Nothing else will actually work, if you do not start eating healthy food. What I personally noticed is the effect of oats and nuts. Having cereal, some fruits or berries and nuts in the morning will make your skin look smoother.