Product Reviews

Unboxing + Review of the Raw Bites Healthy Snack Subscription Box

Raw Bites 1 - Unboxing + Review of the Raw Bites Healthy Snack Subscription Box

Despite my penchant for making sweets, I’m actually a gym rat. I never skip my workout schedules, consistently finding time for sweat sessions at least 3 times a week. (My stamina was at its best during my athlete days though. Gosh I miss those days haha!) Considering all the hard work I still put into …

Great Eats

A visit to Pamana Tagaytay at long last

Pamana 1 - A visit to Pamana Tagaytay at long last

Decorated like an old-world manor, entering Pamana Tagaytay feels almost as if you’ve been invited to dine at the ancestral home of a wealthy friend. (Except of course, you’re paying lol.) The walls are decorated with dozens of old photographs, and as you go up the stairs you get a glimpse of the lives of …

Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

Black Sesame Matcha Brioche to feed my mini obsession

Black Sesame & Matcha Brioche

After writing about the Matcha Black Sesame Babkas I tried the other time, I got hooked. I opened my recipe compendium (that’s the only apt word for the 4,500+ recipes I’ve collected over the years) and started looking through anything with matcha and black sesame in it, not resting until I found this brioche. If …

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Kitchen 1B in Makati could be your cozy Mother’s Day date place

Kitchen 1B - Kitchen 1B in Makati could be your cozy Mother's Day date place

Kitchen 1B is owned by Chef Marivic Diaz-Lim, the same chef who weaves her magic over at popular Apartment 1B. Kitchen 1B is known as the younger, more wholesome sibling of Apartment 1B; concentrating on using healthier cooking techniques and organically grown ingredients to make their dishes. I’ve never been to Apartment 1B so I …

Baking Recipes, Simple cakes

Espresso Coffeecake with chocolate and cacao nibs + a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Giveaway

Espresso Coffeecake 1

The other day saw one of the moodiest days I’ve had since the year started; so much so that I felt like I was about to chew some heads off at work. I was feeling particularly drained that day and having to deal with people seemed like such a chore. I sorely needed to get …

Baking Recipes, Brownies & Bars

My first time meeting the Chubby Hubby Cookie Bars

Chubby Hubby Cookie Bars 1 - My first time meeting the Chubby Hubby Cookie Bars

Raise your hand if you think the name of these Chubby Hubby Cookie Bars are the cutest ever! That name was actually the draw of this recipe, considering I’ve never heard of such a thing before. Turns out it’s actually an ice cream flavor from Ben & Jerry’s extensive line-up, and one we probably very …

Casseroles & Layered Bakes, Cooking Recipes, Egg dishes

A perfectly filling US Potatoes and Eggs Breakfast Casserole to kick-start your day

P E Breakfast Casserole 1 - A perfectly filling US Potatoes and Eggs Breakfast Casserole to kick-start your day

Over the years, potatoes have gained a negative image among the health conscious, and I think it’s high time for an eye-opening moment courtesy of Potatoes USA. Some people make them sound like calorie monsters when actually, one medium-sized US potato contains only 110 calories. Add to that, these tubers are fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free …

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A full serving of Singaporean fare at Shiok Shiok QC

Shiok Shiok 1 - A full serving of Singaporean fare at Shiok Shiok QC

Singaporean hawker food has become quite a thing over here lately, and I can only wonder why it took so long. As a fan of Peranakan fare, I’ve always been one of those people wishing there were more of these Singaporean restaurants a little closer to home. Suddenly quite a few of them have popped …