I receive coupons from Victoria’s Secret maybe once every month. These coupons are so valuable that I don’t want to miss using them, luckily for me I am just ten minutes away from the mall so I can just go there anytime I want or when I’m free.
However, the last visit I had in their store with coupons on hand, I kind of messed up. They did not allow promo priced bras to be included for receiving the hobo bag. I bought two bras worth $50 and two free panties but did not get the bag. I was so disappointed and chose to keep the bras, did not return anything instead.
Wished I had known that online deal was way better than my local VS store. Some VS shoppers got more and paid less of what I paid for mine just because buying discounted bras online was allowed.
The day after I purchased my bras, there was a glitch online and took advantage of that just to get the boho bag. I bought 2 $25 gift cards online with free shipping and used a code for the bag. Viola! Came with the bag and the gift cards is another $20 coupon which I am going to use in my next VS purchase. I have two of this coupon so I am ready of what comes next!
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One of the many advantages working in a food service industry is that you get to learn how to prepare foods you have never tried before. My favorite things to eat at work is this delicious and healthy dessert. They sell it at the cafeteria for $2.59 for a 3-ingredient parfait.
I cannot always be spending my money on a dessert that I can easily make at home. All it needs to make a good parfait are vanilla of any flavor, granola and any fruits you like. Voila! Not only it is delicious but your mind is at ease even though you eat a whole cup of this thing knowing that what you put in your mouth is way healthier than those baked sweet cobbler, cake or deep fried stuff.
Avocado is in season and it tastes delightful when mixed with granola and yogurt. If I eat it alone, I’d put a bit of honey on it but with other stuff, I am good without the sweetener on my avocado.
Another way to have a dessert is a granola with milk and ripe sweet mango. It is equally delicious as parfait. Try it and you’ll love having it every night.
Sweet potato is one of the root crops that is easy to grow and harvest abundantly in the Philippines or anywhere in the world. Anyone can plant this crop in their own backyard too so it is available almost everywhere if one is interested to eat a homegrown and organic sweet potatoes.
Anyway, here in our area, these purple Hawaiian sweet potatoes are sold but cost a bit of a price than normal ones. I love purple for the fact that it is different in color and they are only available at the Asian market 23 minutes away from where we live.
Since I am drawn to its color but not a big eater of a potato, I came up with the idea of wrapping it in eggroll wrappers. Others call this recipe, “KAMOTE KABOY”.
Here’s how I make it for it to be appetizing and palatable.
2 pounds Hawaiian purple sweet potatoes
2 packs of frozen young coconut strips
half can of sweet condensed milk, you can use a full can if you prefer for it to be sweeter
3 packages of eggroll wraps
1/2 stick shredded butter
Boil sweet potatoes first then mash it once done.
Thaw coconut strips and drain excess water.
Pour/place all ingredients in potatoes and mix.
Start wrapping them. Once done, fry as many as you want or vacuum seal the rest and freeze!
Believe it or not, it’s delicious and my two girls love them even if they don’t like eating sweet potatoes.
…. that delicious and attractive kamote kaboy! Hmmm drooling, aren’t they?
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There are many uses of banana leaves. Filipinos are known for being resourceful and know how to use them. You give them something, they’ll create something useful or edible out of it. Give them banana leaves, they can make you delicious Filipino delicacies wrapped in banana leaves. That’s just one of the many uses of banana leaves.
Another thing you can use these leaves for is wrap your rice and viand in it, the leaves will give your food that appetizing smell the longer it stays wrapped. Start by putting in all your rice in it, bury the viand while both are still hot.
The result is amazing. I brought my lunch yesterday at work and two other Filipinas shared and tasted my food. They haven’t tried doing it or not experienced it when they were little but we did. My grandmother used to wrap our lunches with these leaves when we were just in elementary.
I kind of missed how delicious the food is when wrapped so I tried it again after two decades! Pictured below is grits, fried pork, seasoned with salted fish, soy sauce and pork oil. Sooo yummy that I want to do it again one of these days! My co-workers even asked me to bring enough lunch next time so they too can enjoy it.
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It is here in America that I learned how to cook. I want to eat and to do that is to learn how to prepare my own meal. Growing up, we always had our mother cook and prepare our meals for us. I married and moved to the USA 11 years ago and from then I have learned how to cook Filipino dishes. It was not hard actually, things can be learned fast if a person is interested.
Anyway, I never have any idea how to do any of the delicious Filipino delicacies, you know when in a country where no one is selling the foods you are craving, that left you with no other choice. The internet is a good source to search for information you want to know and voila! Different recipes, different outcome. Throughout the years of making this “cassava suman” I think I perfected it this time. It is so soft, just the right sweetness in it. Or I can best describe it as ” when you get to taste it, you don’t wanna stop and will want to eat some more”. Yes, is that good!
I use the usual ingredients to make this delicacy, grated cassava or yucca root, 2 cans of coconut milk, brown sugar, young coconut strips, vanilla, banana leaves to wrap it and lastly, I mixed it with sweet purple potato. Maybe it’s the potato that makes it different from the past sumans I made before. It took me 3 hours from peeling off the cassava until I start steaming them. Yes, it is that time-consuming of a process to make this delicacy, mind you!
Sorry I don’t give measurement of ingredients as I only did this of estimation.
Whether you’re attending prom, getting married or attending a huge gala, if you have a big event coming up then chances are that you want to look your absolute best. Looking your best all comes down to feeling your best and you feel your best when you find an outfit, shoes and makeup look that suits you perfectly and makes you feel like a princess. Here are some tips on how to look your utter best for that big upcoming event.
Give Yourself Enough Time To Shop For Your Dress
You don’t want to walk into the store the morning of the event in a panic, desperately scouring the racks for something to wear. Instead, you should give yourself a few weeks to really check out a few different options. Plus, if you find a dress that’s perfect but requires a few alterations, this will give you adequate time to have the garment tailored. Whether you shop online or shop in-store, it’s best to start looking early.
Practice Your Makeup
If you’re doing your own makeup, it’s a good idea to practice a few times before the big day. Sometimes a makeup technique that looks simple in a picture of a video tutorial is actually a bit difficult to execute. Practicing a few times will ensure that you know what you’re doing on the day of your big event.
Book A Hair Appointment
Salons can fill up quickly, especially if it’s a time of the year where a lot of high schools are having dances or a lot of people are getting married, such as the springtime. Try to book your hair appointment as soon as possible. The idea hair appointment should be booked early enough in the day so you still have time to do your makeup and get ready, but not so early that the style has fallen flat by the time you’re ready to head to the venue.
No dress is perfect until it’s paired with the right accessories. Shop around for the perfect shoes, jewelry and handbag to compliment your gorgeous gown. Think of accessories as the finishing touch to your look.
If you follow these tips, you’re sure to feel like your absolute best when you walk through the doors of your big event. Now all that’s left to do is dance the night away and enjoy yourself.