Apr 25, 2014

Cook Up Your Holiday Feast with Lazada!

Be it the holidays or a special occasion, nothing beats the usual commercialized take out and delivery food than a hearty and welcoming home-cooked feast for those people that matter most to you. I myself have been gradually shifting from the delicious restaurant and fast food items to home-cooked meals for many reasons, including finding healthier alternatives to sodium-laden and preservative-infused fatty food that the many businesses in the Metro have been serving us. Let's be honest, no matter how healthy they claim their food to be, they all go straight to our arteries.

Although I am no way assuming that all home-cooked food are healthier, which all depends on how the cook prepares the food and what kinds of ingredients she uses, but being in control of what goes into the food we eat gives us some sort of a healthier advantage. Less oil and less salt, and being able to preserve the meat and vegetables' natural nutrients cannot be easier to do at home.
 I personally use non-stick pans and cookware and have reverted to being oil-free with most of our meals. But to be able to do so, you have to choose very carefully. I once was amused and bought a supposedly non-stick pan from the dollar store, and after two uses, I had to throw it out because not only lost its non-stick quality so easily, it also chipped and burns fast. What every budding chef needs are quality cookware. I bought my non-stick set from Lazada PH, where I buy other non-kitchen stuff as well. It's true that I splurged a bit on it, but the Tramontina Versalhes 13-piece cookware was worth every peso. There are many choices to choose from over at the site, but I always opt for the complete package. Every bit is durable, very easy to clean, and has a classic look.

What's even better is that you can cook everything from flame and carcinogen-free grilled foods to incredible sauces and stove-top broiled meat and vegetables for your special gatherings. Lazada also provides many other useful and fun kitchen accessories and cookware to suit your personal needs, so go on ahead and try them out.

Apr 17, 2014

Perfect Combinations: Wine and Cheese Glossary

At times we go out and skip the usual beer and tequila, and instead opt for more sophisticated nights out with friends. What better way to show off sophistication than having a wine and cheese tasting party? Impress your friends and get that vibe of elegance and maturity about you by serving fruity Merlot with the tangy bite of herbed cheese, or the sweet Moscato with that sexy and spicy Pepper Jack cheese. Whatever strikes your fancy, you just can't go wrong with this.

For those who are at a bit of a loss with regards to which type of wine pairs well with which kind of cheese perfectly like peanut butter and jelly, at the end of this post is a lovely little guide to how to match these yummies together courtesy of Cabot, a well-known company that sells high-grade dairy products made lovingly by farm owners in New York and New England.They have been serving customers since 1915, and are well known for their sharp Cheddar, absolutely gorgeous Greek-style Yogurt and premium churned butter among others.

Their award-winning products are sure to win you over, and you will be able to help 1,200 farming families by supporting their goods.

perfect wine and cheese pairings
Presented By Cabot Creamery