Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Goodbye Bland, Hello Flavorful!

Are you tired of the usual sandwich spread that you put on your bun? Do you want to try a new way of making your family's meryanda time extra tasty and yummy on a budget? or how about cook something special using new products from one of our favorite kitchen companion?

“Goodbye Bland, Hello Flavorful!” as we welcome the newest product line of McCormick - the McCormick Bread Spread. The Bread Spreads come in an exciting array of flavors – Garlic, Herb Parmesan and Pesto – that are sure to delight the taste buds of all mommies and foodies out there.

The McCormick Bread Spreads are as versatile as can be. They are perfect solo, simply spread on bread or crackers or served as a dip with chips. They are also great when paired with a variety of foods from salads to pastas to main dishes. You can be as adventurous as you want!

Since these Bread Spreads have 0g trans fat and come in no-mess squeezable tubes, you can bring them with you anytime, anywhere. No more worries about spills or messes. These tubes are perfect to bring to the office, take to picnics, and even include in kids' baon bags.

The highlight of the event was Celebrity Chef Stephanie Zubiri demonstrating the amazing flavor and true versatility of the line by concocting three dishes using McCormick Bread Spreads.

She prepared a Pesto Orange Balsamic Salad Dressing, Garlic Herb Lemon Zest Carbonara, and Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breast with Roasted Veggie Millefeuille.

With the introduction of this latest line of products, McCormick continues to bring passion to flavor. Look for the new McCormick Bread Spreads at your neighborhood supermarkets and put an end to bland.

To know more about McCormick and McCormick products, visit and For delicious recipes, go to McCormick Flavor HQ at or

Monday, July 23, 2012

What's your Dieter's Quotient?

Much has been said and done about dieting and yet not all diets have turned out to be neither totally effective nor healthily beneficial to some dieters.  That being the case, is there something we should know? Or better yet, why not ask yourself how much do you know? Take this easy quiz to find out!

What’s Your “D.Q”? (Dieter’s Quotient)
                                                                                           True      False
A)         Fad diets are effective for  losing
 weight fast and permanently.

B)          Carbs are fattening.

C)         Delicious foods should be avoided
when dieting.

D)     Skipping meals makes you lose weight.

What you don’t know can make you gain or regain pounds.  If you answered “True” to most or all of the above, there’s a lot you need to know that will perhaps make you re-think the way you diet.  Check out these facts:
Fact # 1:  Fad diets are not really that effective.
 Sure, fad diets can make you lose weight fast, but when you slip out of their required routine, they make you gain back all that weight you’ve lost in no time! It is more advisable to eat in moderate amounts even as frequent as every 2-3 hours because that is easier to sustain. Doing this may help trigger your metabolism.

 Fact # 2: Carbohydrates aren’t necessarily fattening.
It’s eating too much of the wrong kind of carbs that makes you gain weight. You need carbohydrates--- good carbohydrates such as those rich in fiber that will not only help sustain your energy throughout the day but also help you feel full in between meals.   Moreover, fiber can improve digestive health as well as lower your blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels. So eat healthy breads instead!

Fact # 3: Skipping meals can make you gain weight.
Studies show that skipping meals regularly slows down your metabolism, making your body store the food that you eat on your next meal as fat! What’s more, whenever you starve or deprive yourself of a meal, you tend to compensate by gorging out next time.

Fact # 3:  You can enjoy  delicious food even when you’re dieting.
Healthy dieting doesn’t mean going for the bland and tasteless. If you look around, tasty, mouth-watering healthful choices abound. It’s a matter of knowing how to differentiate between the good and the bad.

Looking for a sensible way to delicious and healthy dieting? Look no further with Gardenia High Fiber Wheat Raisin Loaf.  It’s deliciously packed with flavorful plump juicy California raisins that contain anti-oxidants that may help protect your body against diseases. A slice a day may help in proper weight management,  while providing 9 grams of fiber per serving to meet 29% of your daily fiber needs.

Another bread that is a great diet eats and a healthy source is Gardenia Slim N’ Fit Wheaten Bread. It’s the only bread in supermarkets that contains L-Carnitine, a nutrient that may help you burn calories when combined with proper diet and exercise.

Whichever way you choose to diet, do it right and eat right! Go for healthylicious breads like Gardenia Slim N’ Fit Wheaten Bread and High Fiber Wheat Raisin Loaf to help you achieve a good figure and fit body!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My Choice: Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs for 2012

Now on it's 6th year, the Top 10 Emerging Influential Writing Project continues to seeks in identifying new and emerging blogs who are making an impact to its readers for 2012.

This online project is through the initiative of Ms. Janette Toral, a practicing Internet marketing consultant expert, Trainer, Blogger, policy lobbyist, and Entrepreneur(business and social), educator, researcher, Writer, ambassador, community leader, business leader, and the Mother of E-commerce law in the Philippines.

In response to her call, here are blogs that made to my list:

Read Me Like a Poem - Get a taste of rhymes and good read with every visit in this site.

Pinabili ng Suka - Wit and humor in every post as sweet as, not vinegar, sugar.

Fad and Glamor - Be updated with the latest fashion trend in town--- on a budget.

Maximazing Marriage - A blog ideal for couples looking for tips on long-lasting relationship.

Music Republiq - A dose of honest-to-goodness reviews on newly-released music albums.

The Healthy Journey - Stay fit and happy! That's what this blog is all about.

Foydi's Treasure Hunt - Every day is a chance to discover new great stuff and experiences.

Mommy's Mag Life - A mommy blogger's online diary about parenting and life's joy.

Eccentric Yet Happy - A journey to the life of a young lady and her adventures.

Gadget Gambit - Tech stuff, innovations and other cool features in just one click

This writing project will not be possible without the support of sponsors such as Tof Salcedo, Philippine data center, Philippine online shoppingManila Standard TodayDigitalFilipino Club, Search Profile Index, and more to be added.

Monday, July 9, 2012

IQue: Making Homes Bright and Amazing

You’re on the verge of completing your family’s modern abode for the future and everything is all laid down, foundation, overall structure and all. But one thing seems to bother you.

The house looks a little stale and unimpressive, dark even. As the head of the family, it would be good to have the home look bright inside yet totally protected from the harsh rays of the sun to make the home look bright and amazing—inside and out. At the same time, you help save the environment by using lesser electricity.

Try solving this concern using film. Well, not just any film but one that has IQ or better yet, try IQue window films.

With its next-generation glass film products under the GII (or G2) film product range, IQue window films of V-KOOL International Pte. Ltd. has already taken the architectural market by storm. It has become the preferred window film brand by architects, product managers and homeowners who all share the same vision of making homes of the future look even brighter inside yet impressive in the eyes of passersby. More importantly, inhabitants are protected from harmful UV and infrared rays of the sun.

How is the protection from the sun’s rays possible? IQue films’ window film products, most especially the IQue 53GII, use an industry-first 10 multi-layer “sputtered metals” protection. “Sputtering” is a process of putting several layers of metallic coatings to provide thickness that is thinner than a single strand of hair, using several types of precious metals, including silver. It means more protection, with up to 96% of infrared rays, which is a form of solar energy responsible for all the heat we feel and makes areas become hot, essentially blocked.

IQue’s 53GII window films also provide protection from ultra-violet, or UV, rays. UV rays are needed by our ecosystem but can wreak havoc on our eyes, hair and more importantly, our skin in the form of sunburn or worse, skin cancer. By rejecting up to 99% of UV rays coming inside our homes, the IQue 53GII solves the problem of avoiding these potentially dangerous rays.

In terms of house or any establishment’s aesthetics, owners need not worry, for IQue films have a low visible light reflection of only 7%. This low light reflection only means one thing: it is as if you are looking at natural glass. And more importantly, IQue’s GII line of window films also allows for up to 58% of visible light to pass through. This only means you have more natural light so there’s no need for artificial light coming from light bulbs and therefore, less consumption of electricity.

Bottom-line is, by using IQue’s window film products, you block the sun’s harmful rays and get more natural light and save electricity and help protect the environment in the process.

Aside from the 53GII, there are other products under the GII line of IQue’s sophisticated products like the “Spectrally Selective” range, the “Performance” range, and the “Essential” range.

Even for safety and security issues, IQue has a separate product line under “Safety and Security.” These window films are designed and thoroughly tested to withstand strong and forceful impacts like bomb blasts and even missile penetration. This capability helps reduce risks of injury caused by flying glass shards, especially those caused by accidents.

“We are proud to say that we have window film products that cater to homeowners’ desire to make their home stand out yet remain expressively simple. These fully functional and beneficial window films are what modern homes need today to make them bright, safe yet aesthetically appealing and environment-friendly,” says Roxanne Lee, Vice President of Global Frontiers, Inc., the exclusive distributor of IQue window films in the Philippines.

To know more about IQue’s remarkable products, visit or call Global Frontiers, Inc. at 521-7392 or 525-5009 (fax) or email at