Cooking Team Nati’s favorites with Good Life and Doña Elena

I am one happy mama when I got these goodies from a generous sponsor. I can’t contain my happiness especially when I realized that it is my trusted brand that I have been using in the kitchen for the longest time – Doña Elena for Olive and Sesame Oil, and Good Life for the bread crumbs and different kinds of noodles.


No time to research for never-tried recipes so I just prepared the usual staple in our dinner table. So, kitchen diva mode on!

Six years ago, I first tried the 40 Cloves Garlic Chicken recipe – oven-baked chicken in lots of garlic (yes, that’s 40 cloves of garlic) and submerged in a generous amount of Olive Oil. Turned out really mouth-watering that it became a favorite dish when there’s an occasion. A year ago, I learned about “brining” poultry especially when roasting or baking. I tried brining a whole chicken with spices and a little bit of olive oil. So this is the secret of “simo’t-sarap”! It was so tender, juicy and flavorful! I used my ever favorite Doña Elena Pure Olive Oil for brining and baking.


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Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planners in chic colors and design

The two gorgeous designs of Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planners are almost here. Yes, it’s almost the red cup season in Starbucks! But before we start collecting stickers for it on November 2, 2016, let’s take a look at what the Starbucks team has prepared for us.

Aren’t they stunningly beautiful?

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The Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planners: Coffee Stain and Blue Siren

Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planners

The 2017 Starbucks Planners come in two designs: COFFEE STAIN and BLUE SIREN. Goodbye plain covers and pages as the two planners come in cool prints and colors.

The sea-inspired Blue Siren planner has the refreshing ocean colors — aqua, teal and jade – that creates sense of calmness and relaxation. My personal pick!

Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planner - Blue Siren

Starbucks Coffee 2017 Blue Siren Planner

In contrast to the colorful and chic Blue Siren planner,  the Coffee Stain planner has cool coffee-art design with faint illustrations – simply elegant!

Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Coffee Stain Planner

Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Coffee Stain Planner

Both planners come with a pouch, an erasable pen, and a lot more! I bet you are equally excited as me and have your personal fave already. Can’t wait to start the Starbucks Red Cup tradition – that is to start collecting filling out the promo card with stickers!

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Celebrity Beauty Secrets Revealed

If there was a certain type of person (other than a skincare professional, of course) that knows how to maintain healthy glowing skin, it’s a celebrity. Under constant scrutiny by the media and masses, the stars know exactly what they need to do to always be camera-ready. While everyone has a distinctive skin type and reacts to products differently, it’s good to know what skincare routines the ladies in showbiz are currently following. After all, underneath all that makeup, the celebs are just like us, doing what we can to fight acne and other imperfections in order for our skin to be as healthy and beautiful as possible.

From singers to television stars and models, here are the beauty secrets from the world’s most gorgeous celebrities.

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