Monday, June 23, 2014

Easy Carbonara Recipe with Clara Ole Pasta Sauce

I am a pasta lover.

That's why every time I do my groceries every week, I see you it that I have at least half kilo of pasta or spaghetti noodles in my cart. Of course, I will not forget at least two pouches of sauce to go with it. 

Recently, I heard of some new products from Clara Ole and they called it "Quality Cream-based” sauces—Carbonara Pasta Sauce, Béchamel White Sauce, and Creamy Tomato Pasta Sauce. Luckily, it's already available in the market.

I was craving for Carbonara so I did try to use Clara Ole's new offering and see how it taste like. Click HERE to know more about the new products.

a. 450 grams of spaghetti noodles
b. Two (2) pouches of Clara Ole Carbonara pasta sauce (200 grams)
c. One (1) can condensed milk 
d. Two (2) small cans of Tuna Flakes in vegetable oil
e. 250 grams bacon
f. butter

How to cook:
a. Pour the packs of pasta into a pot of boiling water then set aside.
b. Cut bacon into small square pieces. .
c. Drain the cans of tuna flakes.

Preparing the Carbonara Sauce
a. In a pan, melt enough butter to saute bacon until golden brown
b. Pour in the drained tuna flakes
c. Mix in the Clara Ole carbonara sauce and simmer
d. Add some condensed milk enough the way you like the sweetness

a. Prepare pasta in a big bowl
b. Pour in the cooked carbonara sauce and mix with the spaghetti noodles
c. Add grated cheese
d. Garnish with ground basil leaves (optional)

And here's a plate of delicious Carbonara that I made. Try it and please share your other ideas by commenting in this post.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I want to power-up my potential and improve my skills

Working as an office secretary for a private school has been an exciting journey I have trekked in the past six years.

Prior to my current job, I was a clerk in an insurance company where my career can be summarized into two words: encoding and filing.  It’s not that I never had fun in my previous company since I still cherish the great memories I shared with my former office mates.  It’s just that my work now opened a lot of great learning opportunities for me.

As a school employee, I was involved into various activities and helped me discover the many “ME”

I became a team player when I was introduced to co-workers from different departments which I get to interact everyday.

I made new friends who encouraged me to develop my talent in singing, acting and dancing and perform during school programs.

I got to try to be a risk taker and conquer goals I never thought I could accomplish.

I believe I am now a high flyer who is willing to try new things to discover what more I can learn and share.

I am so inspired with the great change I have embraced that I became a story teller as a blogger.

Today, I am happy to be someone who is excited to learn new things.  I want to try my hands to something that I haven't done before as a working mom. Even if I got used to being busy at work and at home, I still want to unlock my skill of doing multitask at any given time.

Why? Because as we all know it, life is to short. We should do things that we really want to do that we often times take for granted because we think we don't have time for it. One don't need to have super powers or to transform into a robot to be able to multitask, it's just proper time management, a keen sense of responsibility and prioritizing what are the things that need to be done soon and can be done simultaneously.

Once I master the art of multitasking, I can definitely finish my work on time and have the luxury of finally experiencing stuff from my bucket list. I know I can do it and I will definitely work on accomplishing it. I should just take my time, take a break and move towards attaining my goals.

Do you have a similar story to share? Come on share it with me and let us join the #KITKATBreakMovement.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The “Quality Cream-based” Sauces from Clara Olé

From the family that made Pasta Sauces a true and delicious fixture in every Filipino dish, Clara Olé, a leading name in pasta sauces, tomato sauce, marinades, syrups, jams & jelly, dips n’ dressings, introduces its newest line of cream-based sauces that will surely provide delight in every family meal.

There’s no doubt that these “Quality Cream-based” sauces—Carbonara Pasta Sauce, Béchamel White Sauce, and Creamy Tomato Pasta Sauce—from the Clara Olé line of products by Sysu International Inc., serves as its latest coup de grâce in the Philippine food industry. 

With this trifecta of sauces, more Filipino families, working professionals and cooking enthusiasts will surely look forward to heading to the kitchen to whip up a non-stop bevy of delectable dishes using Clara Olé’s impeccable, quality sauces.

The Clara Olé “Carbonara Pasta Sauce” is a cream-based pasta sauce that’s immaculately creamy, and fuses salty, smoked bacon and cheesy flavors that will lend your pasta a rockin’ and mind-blowing taste with flavorful creaminess.

You can also use the “Carbonara Pasta Sauce” as an exciting dip for nachos, fries, potato chips, topping for sausages, as burger sauce, sandwich spread, dressing for salads and veggie sticks.

The other sauce in the line-up is the Clara Olé Béchamel, a cream-based white sauce with a masterful blend of butter, cream and cheese. 

But unlike its siblings, the Béchamel, touted as one of the “Mother Sauces” of French cuisine, is primarily used as topping on baked pasta variants like the baked lasagna or baked macaroni, veggies, and can serve as filling for rolled chicken meat dishes like cordon bleu, chicken a la kiev, meat pies, and even sandwiches.

And extend its use as sauce for fried breaded meat and grilled seafood, spread for canapés, and as dip for salted chips. 

Finally, the Clara Olé “Creamy Tomato” is a cream-based pasta sauce that combines luscious cream and vine-ripened tomatoes to provide a succulent smell and heart-warming creaminess that strike every palate.

This creamy, red sauce is used mostly for pastas, and yet can extend its use by transforming to become delicious gravy for roasted or breaded chicken, as dip for fries and chips, sauce for meatloaf and potato dumplings, and even as base for tomato soup or pizza sauce. That’s talking about true variety.

So make those pasta dishes—and a whole lot more—come to life by using Clara Olé’s newest “Quality Cream-based sauces.” Truly, Clara Olé remains true to its commitment of offering value for money, convenience and excitingly delicious products for everybody’s everyday meal. 

Want to see and experience for yourself how Clara Olé can transform an ordinary dish and make it spectacular? Head off now to your favorite supermarkets or grocery stores and bring home the delightful taste of Clara Olé’s “Quality Cream-based sauces” to make your every meal a true spectacle for your family and friends.

Know more about Clara Olé value offerings, visit or “Like” or follow via Instagram @ClaraOlePH and share your unforgettable cooking encounters and dining experiences using Clara Olé Carbonara, Béchamel White Sauce and Creamy Tomato. You can even catch exciting Clara Olé “Pot Sessions: A Cook Without A Book” adventure webisode series via their Facebook app: