Luscious Lemon Ice Cream

This creamy, luscious home made ice cream is easy to make without the use of ice cream maker!

Ingredientslemon-ice-cream

  • 1 container fat-free Cool Whip (8 ounces)
  • 1 can fat-free sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 large lemon, zested and juiced

Instructions

  1. In a large container, stir together sweetened condensed milk and cool whip. Add in the zest and juice from the lemon and the extract.
  2. Stir the mixture until well blend and freeze until hardened, at least 6 hours or overnight.

Enjoy!

Tips: Instead of cool whip, you may use 2 cups of cold heavy whipping cream, whisk until stiff peaks form.

Bacon and Egg Macaroni Salad

This salad is quick and easy to put together it can be made a day ahead. A great dish to serve on any occasion!

Bacon and Egg Macaroni SaladIngredients

  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 8 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Cook macaroni In a large pot of boiling water over high heat 7 to 9 minutes, or just until tender. Drain, rinse, and allow to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, place the macaroni and add remaining ingredients, and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Enjoy!

Sopas Spaghetti

Your kids will definetly love this milky chicken soup. Perfect to serve on a rainy day, when your ill or just serve for the whole family to enjoy!

sopas spaghetti

Ingredients

  • 100 grams chicken breast fillet, cut into strips
  • 2 pc (99 g) hotdog, slliced
  • 1 pc (30 g) small onion, sliced
  • 50 grams carrot, cubed
  • 1/3 cup (85 g) evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp (7 g) salt
  • 1/8 tsp (.375 g) pepper
  • 1 pouch (250 g)DEL MONTE Carbonara Sauce
  • 1 pack (175 g) DEL MONTE Spaghetti (Merienda Pack)

Instructions

  1. Saute in 1 tsp oil onion, chicken and carrot for 5 minutes. Add and saute the hotdogs and set aside.
  2. Cook the pasta according to its package, drain and reserve 2-1/4 cups pasta broth.
  3. Combine the chicken mixture with the pasta broth and DEL MONTE Carbonara Sauce. Let it simmer.
  4. Then add the spaghetti noodles, salt and pepper. Cover and let it simmer for 5 minutes.

Enjoy!

Banana And Chocolate Milk Shake

This recipe is simple to make and always taste good. Perfect for afternoon snack.

IngredientsBanana And Chocolate Milk Shake

Instructions

  1. Dissolve a few tablespoons of hot chocolate powder with some boiled water
  2. In a blender, put all the ingredients and blend until fully smooth. Serve in a chilled glass!

Enjoy!

Delicious Lasagna

This delicious homemade lasagna is made with tomato sauce mixed with ground beef, layered with noodles and cheese.

Ingredientslasagna

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (93% lean)
  • Tomato Sauce for Lasagna
  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 container (15 oz each) ricotta cheese
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) Hunt’s® Dinner Starters Seasoned 6 dry no-boil flat lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray 8×8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In large skillet, cook the beef until crumbled and no longer pink, occasionally stirring it the drain. Then add the tomato sauce.
  3. Spread over the bottom of dish a 1-1/4 cups meat sauce. Place over the meat sauce 2 noodles,  top with half of the ricotta cheese, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese and again 1-1/4 cups meat sauce.
  4. Repeat the layers. Top with remaining noodles, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  5. Spray with cooking spray the underside of aluminum foil and  cover the dish tightly with foil.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes the remove foil;then bake 15 minutes more or until cheese melts.
  7. Leave for about 10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

Avocado Smoothie Recipe

This creamy avocado smoothie is packed with delicious ingredients that are great for your health, try it!

avocado-smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 frozen ripe banana, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 8 oz plain full fat yogurt or milk kefir
  • Juice of 1 lime or lemon
  • 1 tsp spirulina or 1 handful of spinach/kale
  • A few drops of stevia or a tsp of preferred sweetener (optional)

Instructions

  1. Free the sliced and peeled ripe banana.
  2. Into the blender, add all the ingredients except for the sweetener. And blend until full smooth and creamy.
  3. You may add extra milk depending on the size of the avocado and the banana.
  4. Pour into glasses and serve.

Enjoy!

Pork Afritada with Pineapple

This recipe is tomato-based stew consisting of pork in tomato sauce with the tangy flavor of pineaplle.

Ingredientsporkafritada

  • 1 1/2 lbs pork stew
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 pc medium onion, chopped
  • 1 pc small red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 pc small potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup cooked/frozen green peas
  • 100 g Baguio beans, sliced
  • 1 pc small carrot, cut into chunks
  • 1 pouch (200 g) Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can (234 g) Pineapple Chunks, drained (reserve syrup)

Instructions

  1. Saute onion, garlic and pork and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add the syrup of pineapple, 1tsp of iodized fine salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes or until meat is tender.
  3. Add the potatoes and carrot and cook for about 10 minutes. Then add Baguio beans, green peas, bell pepper, DEL MONTE Fresh Cut Pineapple Chunks and DEL MONTE Tomato Sauce and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy!

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

This dish is a comfort food suitable for any time of the year especially during cold months and when you are sick.

Ingredientschicken noodle soup

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 -3 celery ribs
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 2 (32 ounce) boxes low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 ounces 100% whole grain wide egg noodles
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans boneless skinless chicken breasts, drained

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, dice the celery & carrots until finely chopped.
  2. Spray a large pot with cooking spray then turn the heat over medium low heat. Add and saute for 5 minutes the vegetables and chicken.
  3. Pour into spices the broth & water next stir. Boil and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the noodles then cook for 5-7 minutes until done and serve.

Enjoy!

Walnut Yogurt-Kefir Parfait

This parfait recipe is healthy, easy to follow and it’s ideal for delicious grab and go breakfast. walnut parfait

Ingredients

  • 2 cups nonfat yogurt or milk kefir
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup fresh fruit (berries, kiwi, oranges)
  • 1/2 cup chopped, toasted walnuts

Instructions

  1. Divide between two glasses the yogurt or milk kefir, fruit, and walnuts. Then pour each glass with 1/2 tablespoon honey.

Enjoy!

What Is Boba Tea?

Boba Tea in the Philippines

Cute Boba Tea

It was during the 1980s in a Taiwan town named Taichung that the boba beverage was discovered. The boba is a type of tea that can be distinguished by the presence of black “pearls” made from tapioca starch or cassava root. The tea is commonly prepared with fruit and mixed with milk.

Nowadays, this beverage is very popular, particularly in Asian countries. In fact, there are now plenty of shops and stalls dedicated to selling these things. In the Philippines, a shopping mall is rarely without one of these milk tea stalls, and the beverage is the favorite drink to have during warm days.

While this is essentially a tea, this beverage is prepared in the same way that Starbucks prepares coffee. In other words, the boba can either be served hot or cold, as a smoothie, and even as a shake. As long as the drink contains the giant black pearls, also known as fenyuan, it is considered as a boba.

As mentioned above, the tea can be served with milk or with fruit. The latter is more popular due to controversies that say that tea mixed with milk does not really provide any health benefits, as the milk can negate the beneficial properties of tea. Thus, many customers go for the tea that has been infused with their favorite fruits.

The boba tea will not be as popular without its famous black pearls, which are commonly made from chewy tapioca. However, today, there are plenty of alternatives that are being offered to customers who want to try other flavors aside from sweet. For example, jelly, mung beans, and taro balls can be served in the drink instead of the pearls to give the drink a boost in flavor, as the boba doesn’t really have a distinct taste.

The oldest recipe for the tea involves green tea, tapioca, and honey. Nowadays, a customer can ask the server to change the tea type, the kind of pearls, and even the kind of sugar. For those who have diabetes, stalls make it a point to include artificial sweeteners and aspartame in the list of available alternatives.

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While its name says that the boba is a type of tea, it is surprising to see that there are variants of this tea that are purely made from coffee. Of course, the only important thing is that the drink contains the chewy tapioca balls. Still, it is amazing to think how versatile this drink is to the point that it can handle a lot of ingredients while still providing a great taste.

In fact, it is said that this beverage has over two hundred and fifty flavor combinations. That is truly a lot of options for one customer. On the other hand, at least a person can find one flavor that he will really like.

From the 1980s up to the present, the boba beverage is making its way into the market at a rapid pace. Back then, this tea-based item is only available in coffee shops, though nowadays, one can easily order this drink from their favorite fast food chains, including McDonald’s. Today, this tea is now being sold in parts of Europe, particularly Austria and Germany.

The boba tea, though popular among consumers, has also faced a lot of controversies regarding its health benefits. However, it is important to note that many experts have done research and experiments, concluding that the beverage indeed has benefits for metabolism and digestion. As for those who claim that the drink is dangerous to the health, this fact is yet to be proven.

Curried Chicken Salad

Turn your leftover chicken into fresh and delicious salads  with grapes that will surely become a favorite.

Ingredientscurried-chicken-salad

  • Lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped leftover chicken
  • 1 cup plain fat-free yogurt or milk kefir
  • 1/2 cup grapes, halved, or 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix into a bowl yogurt with grapes, curry powder, walnut (optional)and a dash of salt.
  2. Chop the lettuce and place it to each 4 bowls. Combine the chicken with the yogurt mixture, and pour on top of the beds of lettuce.
  3. Chill or serve immediately.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Munchkins for Valentines day!

This delightful Chocolate Munchkins is perfect for Valentines day gift to your dear love ones!

munchkinsIngredients

  • 2x200g cookies and cream or chocolate biscuits
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup fresh milk

Instructions

  1. Crush the biscuits into a food processor until crumbly. And place it to a bowl.
  2. Add the condensed milk and fresh milk into the bowl with the crushed biscuits and mix.
  3. Roll the mixture into balls and dip in desiccated coconut.

Enjoy!