Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dishcover with Nestlé Club!

Sometime ago, the Nestlé Club held “Delicious Dishcoveries.” The final product is the result of the combined efforts of all Nestlé Club members in answering the poll questions on the Nestlé Club Facebook page. Their votes are the ones that have helped create this wonderful dish. Truly, the Nestlé Club couldn’t have done this recipe without the members' cooking inputs.

Here’s the Nestlé Club’s very first recipe collaboration!


Poll 1: PASTA
Poll 2: TOMATO
Poll 3: SHRIMP

And the result is...

Nestlé Club Members' Shrimp Pasta


Get the recipe here! :) This fun collaboration is just one of the many perks of being a Nestlé Club member. Join the Nestlé Club today to experience what the Club has to offer! :)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Put those wine stoppers to good use

Happy Sundays, Kasambuhays!

Today, we're tackling the idea of 'new uses for old things'. Sometimes, it's all about looking at something in a whole new light. Here are some ideas, brought to you by your friends from--where else? :)-- the Nestlé Club. Find the original article here.

A perfect example is those cork wine stoppers; perhaps you've amassed a number of wine stoppers leftover after the merrymaking last Christmas. Here are some new ways to use them:

Place-card holder Add some sophistication to the dinner table when you’re having some guests over with cork place-card holders. Simply make a slot on the side of a cork and insert a card with your guest’s name written on it (PS: Your kids can even decorate the card with cork stamps!).
Pincushion Corks make great pincushions, too, because of their composition. All you have to do is simply stick your pins and needles – no other steps needed.
Jewelry organizer Keep your accessories from getting mixed up with this DIY organizer. Get a big picture frame, remove the glass, and wrap the backing with beautifully designed fabric. Next, glue one end of each cork onto the backing. You can now hang two to three necklaces from a cork or push a pair of earrings onto another.
Pushpin When the kids tire of their cork stamps, you can convert them into pushpins with flair for your bulletin board. Just slice a cork stamp in half crosswise, and then decorate the other half, too. Next, push the plastic end of a pushpin into a cork half (the design should be visible on the other end).
Knob For that shabby-chic look, redecorate your existing kitchen cabinets by replacing their handles with identical corks. Before screwing the corks onto the doors, you can decorate them with big buttons – just make sure these are coordinated. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Positive thinking :)

The weekend is upon us once again! Why don't you take the time to reflect on this article as you wind down over the next two days? :) You just might discover something new about yourself and your outlook on life!


Do you see the glass as half-empty or half-full? “Glass half-full people” always look on the bright side, and stress doesn't get the best of them. They can smile and laugh despite the challenges that come their way – and they overcome these setbacks.
Be just like these optimists with these tips:

Surround yourself with positive people
Good vibes are infectious, so stay close to the people that you think are positive. They are easy to spot; there's always a smile on their face, and you also feel good around them. Stay close to them so you can follow their example.

Look at the brighter side
We are the product of the choices we make, and how you view the challenges that come your way is a choice that you have to make.  You can choose to look at the bright side.  This allows you to smile, which makes you look better, and laugh, which helps you cope better with the hard times.  Remember, there's no problem that you can't bear, but you have to have faith.

Say good things to yourself and to others, too
Look at yourself in the mirror and look for something good about you as a person, and then do that to others, too. And here's the most important part: Say it. Say it to yourself and to the ones around you. Praise and be generous with your compliments. When you spread good vibes, these come back to you tenfold.

Count your blessings
List down every blessing – big and small – in your life.  Counting your blessings and being grateful have the power to make you happy and give you comfort even in stressful situations. Highlighting the positive in your life gives you a lift and makes problems seem not as big as they at first have seemed.

Block bad thoughts
Especially when you're stressed, these negative thoughts crop up and nag you: You can't. You're no good. It won't work out. You'll fail. Cancel them out with the blessings you've already counted. Let positive thoughts take over and strengthen you.

Source: Nestlé Club

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Disconnect to connect :)

 Time for a break from the computer! Why don't you step out and enjoy the sun, Kasambuhay! :) (Photo from

Friday, January 18, 2013

A short and sweet tip :)

Hey there, Kasambuhays! Are you ready for the weekend? :)
Today, we're keeping it short and sweet with this tip: When meals are cooked at home, they have less fat and higher amounts of fiber, minerals, and vitamins.

Photo: When meals are cooked at home, they have less fat and higher amounts of fiber, minerals, and vitamins. (Photo from 

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For recipe ideas, head on to the Nestlé Club, where hundred of recipes await you. Happy cooking!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Embrace change

Here's a little piece to inspire you on this Wednesday weekday :)

When change comes to our life, we tend to stick to what's existing and stay in our comfort zone. But here are three changes that can be good for you and tips on how to embrace them...and also thrive along the way.

Shifting careers
If you are unhappy with what you currently do, perhaps it is time to consider changing your career for your professional growth. It can help you broaden your horizons and develop new skills that will help you carve out a living.
  • Look into yourself. Make an inventory of your skills and other assets as well as your interests.
  • Do your research. Find out what it takes to succeed in your chosen new career.
  • Beef up your skills set. Look for learning opportunities, training, and mentoring.
  • Create a career road map. What direction do you want your career to take?
  • Build networks. Your contacts can give you tips and leads for future career shifts.
Discovering social media
Social media gives you a great way to reconnect with old friends and stay connected with loved ones who live far away. It also helps you share memorable moments in your life with those you love.
  • Check which site suits you best: Facebook, Twitter, Blogspot, Google+, and so on.
  • Be careful in adding contacts to your network. Make sure you know them personally or they are at least friends of your friends.
  • Read through your friends' posts and react. Keep your comments positive, and if you have nothing good to say, better not say it at all.
  • Think before you click.
Sporting a new look
It certainly won't hurt to try a new look or to add some oomph to your existing style. Giving yourself a makeover, whether mini or extreme, can help you boost your confidence.
  • Take a good look at your own looks: your type of body, skin, hair, et cetera. You need to take these into consideration when planning your makeover.
  • Get some help from a stylish friend who can give you her expert and sincere opinion.
  • Look for pegs and style inspirations. Study their style, and search for which feels comfortable and truly suits you.
  • Be true to yourself. Make sure that when your friends and family see you after your makeover, they will still recognize you.
  • Make sure your makeover is affordable. If you have to splurge on something, make sure it's worth the investment. Keep in mind, too, that little tweaks in your look can come for free.
Source: Nestlé Club

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mondays and Love Nests

Happy Monday, Kasambuhays!

If you're in a sweet mood, why not make this quirky and yummy dessert? :)


Grab the recipe here. Happy cooking!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Katibayan ng Tibay

Hey, Kasambuhays! How is your week going so far? :)

Sharing with you this moving TVC from BEAR BRAND Sterilized entitled "Tibay".

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tanauan Factory in ABS-CBN's Bandila

On November 29, ABS-CBN News program Bandila featured Nestlé Philippines' newest factory in Tanauan (Read more on Tanauan Factory here).

Here's what they had to say about the Company's newest investment:

"Higit sa 200 ang pwedeng aplayan ng mga Pinoy sa bagong bukas na pabrika ng isang multinational company sa Batangas. Layon din nitong hikayatin ang mga Pinoy professionals na piliin magtrabaho dito imbes na mangibang-bansa."

Monday, January 7, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

What to Do with Leftovers

The holidays have come and gone and no matter how carefully you plan a meal, having leftovers is inevitable.

Here are some ways to turn your holiday leftovers into new and appetizing dishes with a little effort.

The Right Study Habits for your ChildOmelet, the versatile leftover saver. With just a few eggs, you can whip up a tasty omelet with just about any meat, fish, chicken and vegetable leftover dishes! For example, cut up or dice chicken and sauté in onion and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, a dash of MAGGI Magic Sarap will make your omelet extra special. You can also mix in leftovers like fish and shrimp.

Meat Magic. Save the meat from your nilaga or the pork from your sinigang and make an exciting adobo with MAGGI Savor Garlic. Or, concoct a delicious soup by adding beans, vermicelli, celery stalks and MAGGI Broth Cubes for that extra flavor. Meat from mechado or afritada may be cubed and saved for sautéing with vegetables.

Leftover beef or ham is excellent for hashed potatoes. Mix the meat with boiled potatoes and onion. You can also turn leftover cold cuts, sausages, or chicken into sandwich fillings. Top it with NESTLÉ Cottage Cheese and you have a delightful sandwich.

Healthful vegetable reruns. Save excess vegetables for a soup medley later. You can have your soup from meat and chicken bones or chicken neck, gizzard, and wings. If these are not available, make an instant soup by dissolving MAGGI Chicken or Beef Broth Cubes in water. It has the same great taste of chicken and meat broth. If you have a blender, use it for better results. Puree vegetable leftover; perk it up with MAGGI Magic Sarap and some CARNATION Evap for a sure-winning soup.

Delicious fun with bread. Keep your bread's freshness and prolong shelf life by putting it in a plastic bag and then refrigerate. Leftover bread can be made into crumbs often used for frying. If you have plenty of crumbs, mix them with eggs and form into balls. Fry, then while still hot, roll in sugar and you have a different snack kids will love!

Cut up slices of baguette for croutons on salad. Create instant mini pizzas with any leftover bread: put tomato sauce on top, beef or ham on top, sprinkle with cheese, bake at 375°F for 10 minutes, and enjoy!
Try these unique ideas and discover the ease of recreating leftovers from everyday meals and parties into new dishes.
Source: Nestlé Club

Wednesday, January 2, 2013