Have a mush-delicious “ulam” with these recipes mixed with Jolly Mushroom

Mushrooms are generally used for a limited number of dishes reserved only for special occasions. Want to spice up your ulam? Just read this article and you’ll know the country’s leading mushroom brand’s kitchen hack that can come in handy for meal preparation daily.

Jolly Mushroom gave moms’ favorite recipes a more flavorful twist, transforming them into ‘mush-delicious’ home-cooked meals. With Jolly Mushroom, moms can now incorporate mushrooms in their everyday cooking.

Moms can now ease into making more mushroom-based dishes and discover how mushrooms can shake up their culinary repertoire. By simply adding a 1 can (400g) of Jolly Whole Mushroom, moms can make any dish extra special and “mush-masarap” – making them “mush-madiskarte” in the kitchen.

Fly Ace Corporation group product manager for Jolly Food Line, Marilou Acuña, talks about this interesting kitchen discovery that can elevate any dish. “Jolly Mushroom can add depth and flavor to one’s cooking. It can be a hearty addition to your favorite ‘ulam,’ giving it an exciting twist for the whole family to enjoy.”

Jolly Mushroom is also making the transition easier by sharing new takes on recipes for Filipino classics like pork adobo, chicken afritada, and burger steak. More recipes that integrate mushrooms, such as pork giniling and chicken teriyaki, will be added to the brand’s YouTube channel in the coming months.

Jolly Mushroom cans (whole mushrooms, and pieces and stems) are available in leading supermarkets nationwide. For more information about the brand, visit Jolly Eats on Facebook and YouTube, and get access to tips and ideas on how to use Jolly Mushroom in your everyday cooking.

About Fly Ace Corporation

Fly Ace Corporation is one of the leading food and beverage consumer goods companies in the country today. Propelling limitless multiple-category growth by bringing the best of the world closer to Filipino homes, Fly Ace Corporation’s portfolio of food and beverage products includes house brands and exclusively distributed brands. Learn more at www.flyacecorp.com.

For further information, please contact John Eric Ho of Campaigns and Grey at eric.ho@grey.com or 09478904505.

Daily “ulam” recipes with Jolly Mushroom



1 can (400g) JOLLY Whole Mushrooms 400g, drained

1 tablespoon oil

½ kilogram chicken, cut into 8 pieces

1 piece onion, chopped

4-5 gloves garlic, minced

2-3 pieces bay leaves

1 piece carrots, cut into cubes

1 piece green bell pepper – sliced diagonally

1 cup tomato sauce

1 cup water

1 teaspoon ground pepper

1 teaspoon fish sauce

2 teaspoons Jolly Tomato Paste


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Pan-fry chicken for 10-15 minutes or until brown. Remove excess oil.

  2. Add onion, garlic and bay leaves. Sauté until fragrant.

  3. Add JOLLY WHOLE MUSHROOMS, carrots, green bell pepper, tomato paste, tomato sauce, water, ground pepper and fish sauce. Stir well.

  4. Let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until chicken is tender. Add water if the sauce becomes too thick.

Number of servings: 7-8 servings



1 can (400g) JOLLY Whole Mushrooms, drained

½ kilogram pork belly, adobo cut (about 2 inches thick)

2-3 tablespoons oil

1 piece onion, chopped

1 head garlic, minced

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup vinegar

1 cup water

1 teaspoon peppercorns

2 pieces bay leaf or laurel leaf


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Pan-fry pork for 10-15 minutes or until pork is light brown on all sides. Remove excess oil.

  2. Add onion and garlic, sauté until fragrant.

  3. Add JOLLY WHOLE MUSHROOMS, soy sauce, vinegar, water, peppercorns and bay leaves; let it simmer for 30-45 minutes. Add water if it becomes too dry.

  4. Add. Continue simmering until pork is tender and sauce is reduced. Adjust seasoning if needed.

Number of servings: 6-8 servings

Tried a World Class Quality Bangus From The Largest Global Exporter

As the Global population increases, the population of commercial captured fish cannot keep up. Aquaculture, also known as aqua farming on the other hand, can support the continuous increase demand of supply. Aquaculture also provides efficient production of protein.

Well, good news! We have a huge processor and exporter of fish and seafood here in the Philippines. It is located at the tip corner of Southern Mindanao, Sarangani Bay.

Sarangani Bay Photo by Wikipedia

Sarangani Bay is bred and cultured by Philippines’ only fully integrated farm-to-market fish processing operator, Alsons Aquaculture Corporation since 1988. They are well known in catering high-quality packaged seafood products internationally.

For more than 10 years, Sarangani Bay has been trusted by Filipino Communities in the US, Canada, Guam, Australia, China and Middle East as the supplier of world class quality fresh Bangus and other seafoods.

2 weeks ago they sent me 3 variants of their famous Prime Bangus (Milkfish) – Marinated, Belly, and Smoked. They sent 2 pieces of each variant. What makes it the best is every Bangus was hygienically deboned by experts.

Before we consume food, we always have to carefully check its quality and that’s what I did before cooking it. To my surprise, it appeared fresh, given the fact that it was delivered to me all the way from Southern Mindanao. It didn’t have a foul smell too.

I expected the Bangus to smell and taste very fishy, but it wasn’t. It is far from the ones that came from the Fisheries.

The first one we cooked was their Marinated Milkfish. Eventhough it’s marinated for a long time, the volume of the sauce used to marinate it with wasn’t so strong, it didn’t taste sour. It has the right amount of richness of taste. The fish was fat I loved it.

Watch this video to know more about my thoughts and to see how we cooked it.

First FDA-approved Turmeric + Piperine Tablet made in the Philippines

Distriphil just launched the first locally produced organic supplement that helps us fight stress — Turmetab. Turmetab is the country’s first FDA-approved supplement that combines turmeric and piperine.

Watch what happened on the launching here:

Turmetab offers whole turmeric roots in easy-to-take tablets, and its goal is to give Filipinos the vitality and nutrition that we need to combat a range of ailments and stay at our physical and mental best.

The main benefits of taking turmeric with piperine are as follows:

  • Supports joint and muscle health
  • Helps target multiple inflammatory diseases, including arthritis
  • Boosts brain health
  • Overall anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant support.

Turmetab Blister1

Turmetab is trusted and is distributed by Distribution Solutions Philippines, Inc. (‘Distriphil’), a National Company that aims to set New Standards and Excellent Service in Healthcare Solution, with the ultimate goal of providing care and improving health. Turmetab is officially out in the market and it’s available in every Mercury Drugstore and South Star Drug.


“Medical research have shown us the health benefits of turmeric, and we are proud to bring Turmetab to Filipinos, nationwide. The ability to do one’s best starts with one’s physical and mental health, and we are committed in helping Filipinos defy limitations.” Group Product Manager , Cor-Marie Bacdayan said.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Turmetab



Distribution Solutions Philippines, Inc. (Distriphil) is involved in the nationwide marketing, sales, and distribution of ethical and over-the-counter products for its own In-house brands as well as the brands of partner companies.

Distriphil is the newest subsidiary of the Chiongbian Group of Companies registered as a company in July 2013. It has three (3) divisions, namely: the Primary Care, Vaccines and Oncology divisions.

For more information, visit www.distriphil.com

Extra memorable summer at SongkRUN 2019

RED Sports heard us loud and clear!

SongkRUN 2019 is happening this coming May 19. Brought to us by RED Sports by Red Entertainment. SongkRUN 2019 is a water festival-inspired fun run event that will definitely beat the summer heat. A fun and exciting inspiration drawn from Thailand’s famous Songkran Festival, CCP Complex will be filled with vast of water, high-powered water guns, and loud, fun music. Join the most-awaited water fight in the Philippines. Get wet and wild with us!

Grand Water Gun Fight

This event is part of the first anniversary celebration of RED Sports’ #Run4UrLife series.

What To Expect?

Sweat your hearts out and choose between the four race categories – 3K, 5K, 10K, and 16K. All participating runners will receive an exclusive SongkRUN merchandise, including fashionable hoodie singlet, race bib, towel, and finisher medal.

SongkRUN Updated Poster

Long distance survivors (10K and 16K) will be receiving this finisher shirt with cool design that is worth bragging.

Foam Party and Raffle!


Join and look ahead to fun activities and surprises! One of the activities is the foam party you and your friends will surely enjoy. Soak in water from water guns or dance with loud music in the floor full of foam! Who says fun runs are boring?

Moreover, raffle prizes and gift packs await every runner in the event. Expect that you will not go home empty-handed with loot bag full of freebies!


Aside from being fit and healthy, this event also promotes good causes. Runners will have the golden opportunity to help our brothers and sisters from Dialysis PH Support Group Inc.. RED Sports swear that Part of the proceed will go to the charitable institution that supports patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

In fact, RED Sports has been supporting this patients-relative support group for a year now.

Wet Squad Promo

On top of that, here’s another exciting news!

Wet Squad Promo 5+1

Nothing’s better than running with the people you love. Run and steep with your friends and get the chance to bring home one free race kit! Squad Promo will be available through direct call and email registration only.

Online and In-Store Registration

In-store registration started on April 9 and will last until May 10, 2019, wherein racers can register in-store which was made possible by Gold’s Gym and Garmin, the official store partners of the event. Check out Gold’s Gym branches in SheridanBGCChinatown, and Bay Area to register. Garmin branches in SM City North EdsaGlorietta 5, and Alabang Town Center are also open for registration.

Online registration is still open for everyone! Just visit these registration sites: Goorahna.comPlatinumlist.net, and Events.redsportsph.com

Generous Sponsors

RED Sports has been building good relationship with various brands for the past year., and this time they partnered with big names from different industry to bring a bigger event for us.

SongkRUN Sponsor

This is co-presented by Sharp Philippines and Casino Filipino. Furthermore, major sponsors include Dole Food Company, Fitness Gourmet, and LA Jeunesse. Worry no more, after a long run, SIP Purified Drinking Water will be there to keep us hydrated. Last but not the least, Fit ‘n Right, Plantatonics, Perskindol, and Scents Daily will also join the event as minor sponsors.

Check SongkRUN PH and RUN4UrLifePH Facebook page for futher updates! Or you may also visit the official media partner, Village Pipol magazine’s social media accounts!

Hope to see you there Sweeties!

Gone deep into the ocean of Mermaid Island

Since I started creating content for my blog site and my Youtube Channel, I have been looking for an interesting and unique concept to review, then came 2017, organic skincare and cosmetics became a trend in the marketing industry and so the search for the most unique local brand started.

What qualifications fall in the ‘unique’ list? First, the concept must be original and one of a kind in the town/country. Second, it must be really interesting. So interesting that it catches the attention of many people and makes people want to try it before it becomes famous. Third, it must be in trend or start a new trend.

I have encountered few organic local brands already since the search began, and it was a fun journey for me. I learned a lot from testing the products and interviewing the manufacturers and brand owners.

This year, 2019 a new discovery left me in awe. It was unique, magical, organic and locally made – just what I’m looking for.

It is unique in a way that no one has done it in town (yet). The concept is well thought of – from the contents of the products, to its names, up to its packaging.

The brand I’m talking about is none other than MERMAID ISLAND. Mermaid Island is owned and managed by a beauty and lifestyle blogger, Via Tancuan. It is an organic cosmetics and skincare line. Based on the brand name ‘Mermaid Island’, the concept is a magical world under the sea theme. You can read more about the backstory here.

Went deep to gather the facts

Fact: if Ariel is real she’ll absolutely love this brand.


What I really love about Mermaid Island is how well thought and eye-catching the packaging of each product is. It’s fun and unique, it’ll make you turn back and check out what kind of product it is. Each product has a unique and creative name which I find brilliant. The packaging is eco-friendly. It’s witty and I love it!

Oh there’s more… Mermaid Island products are natural and vegan friendly. It’s safe for all ages. Everything is gentle and non-toxic and safe for all ages, even pregnant and lactating moms. You can read more about the brand here.

Treasures of Mermaid Island

Bath & Body Products

  • Boy Next Shore – A Shampoo bar for men
Photo by Mermaid Island

I really like this shampoo bar, I know it’s for men but I love its smell. It smells like Calvin Klein perfume.

It’s gentle on skin and my husband said it didn’t make his scalp itch and after using it he didn’t have a dandruff.

  • Deep Seacret – Shampoo bar for women with dry and damaged hair

I like this shampoo bar. It smells good and like the shampoo bar for men, it’s gentle on skin. I didn’t have dandruff after using it.

The product doesn’t melt fast and it didn’t make my hair rough and dry. It actually made my hair soft, which is really great.

  • Anti Bact-Coral Green Landterm – Hand Sanitizer

I never go out without this sanitizer. It helps me keep my family have clean and protected hands. It’s amazing because it’s safe for kids too. It’s also like a moisturizer, amazing! The sanitizer isn’t irritating on the skin and doesn’t give us a rough palm.

It smells like baby powder and I kind of got addicted to it. The smell goes nearly an hour (if you’re touching a lot of things) after using the sanitizer. Whenever I notice that the smell is gone I squeeze a pea size on my hand to make my hand smell good again.

  • Cathfishccino – Lips plumper and exfoliator

I am amazed by this product. Catfishccino is infused with Macadamia Oil, which keeps your lips hydrated and exfoliated. It’s a mix of Coffee Robusta and Arabica and it stimulates blood flow and increases collagen production so our lips can stay soft and kissable, sultry and extra pouty.


  • Seaside Balmer – Matte Butter Lipbalm

I like the shade of this Seaside Balmer – nude. I thought I can’t pull off a shade like this but I was wrong.

I like the formula of this one because it’s not hard to apply. Even though it’s matte it’s still moisturizing and easy to take off.

This lipbalm smells nice and doesn’t have a flavor.

  • Beach Perfect Waving up in Vegas

Beach Perfect collection is a Lip, Lid, and Cheek Clay Stain. It’s all natural and safe for all ages. Other than it smells good, it tastes nice too. Don’t worry it’s non-toxic. In fact, like their other products breastfeeding and pregnant women can use this too.

What I like about Waving up in Vegas is that it has the perfect shade for any event. When you apply it and spread it evenly, you’ll see that the pigment is consistent, it doesn’t go any darker.

It’s long-lasting and flawlessly turns into matte texture. Like the lipbalm, this clay stain is pretty moisturizing and hydrating too.

  • Beach Perfect Cod Romance

This Cod Romance is a lighter shade of Waving up in Vegas. They almost have the same formulation- this shade is more matte than the other one.

This shade is perfect to use as a blush on, it looks natural on the cheeks and it smells nice, you won’t worry about doing ‘beso’ with the people you meet.

Those are the treasures I got from Mermaid Island. In case you missed it, you can read the inspiring story behind this brand here.

For orders and other inquiries, visit their facebook page and instagram account.

Get ready with me using Mermaid Island’s products:

These soy candles bring peace and warmth

There are days we are unfocused, impatient and stressed, and there are days we take medicines to get thru headaches, nausea, anxiety or panic attacks. We always forget to take time on taking care of ourselves, meditate and recollect.

There are other healthy ways to get thru headaches, nausea, anxiety and panic attacks, and one perfect way is to light up a candle that you think is best to get you into good mood like these candles from Conscents PH.

These Scented Soy Candles can make you calm, help you focus and relax your mind. The candles are healthy for your body, mind and soul. No kidding, it really works!

One morning, as I was about to start fixing my tools I felt too lazy and disturbed. I was feeling off and my mind was so busy. Then I remembered that I got a scented candle as a gift, so I took it and lit it up, and that’s how it all started.

After a few minutes with the candle lit up, the citrus scent helped me calm down and got me motivated. My mind became focused and I finished what I started very well and quicker than the usual. They didn’t call it Morning Inspiration for no reason, right?

Conscents PH offers good-smelling HANDMADE, VEGAN and CLEAN BURN scented SOY candles. And it’s available in 5 different scents:

  • Work It Out: Cinnamon-scented soy candle

  • Me Time: Rose-scented soy candle

  • Chill Nights: Peppermint-scented soy candle

  • Bed Time Stories: Lavender-scented soy candle

  • Morning Inspiration: Citrus-scented soy candle

You can buy one for P200 and buy all scents for just P900 at Conscent PH.

Visit their facebook page and instagram profile for inquiries.

Where to find the perfect pads?

Here is another helpful (I hope) review for all the ladies out there.

I ‘ve been looking for the perfect brand of pad to use everyday. I’ve tried a lot of brands of cotton and non-cotton pads, but my genital is sensitive (like all of the humans) and I can’t risk trying out different pads all the time. One day I ran out of pads and luckily we’re at my brother’s house and my sister-in-law has a stock of brand new pads. So, I tried it, and honestly I’ve never felt so calm and comfortable.

At the end of the day, I needed to change my panty liner and I was shocked. There were green vaginal discharge and I got scared, so I googled it and I googled the brand. After googling I learned that I shouldn’t be worried because it’s normal. I also learned that K-Pads helps us remove the unwanted blood and other bad toxins in our body. K-Pads is the first anti-dysmenorrhea napkin which has an ion capabilities.

The embedded negative ion strip can increase energy, enhance immunity, regulate, lessen heavy periods, balance hormones, mood and kill bacteria causing odor.

It also has 8 layers in order to prevent any leakage during heavy menstrual period.

What I love about this brand is that it comes with a Vaginal Health Self-Test Card, which you can use to check how healthy you are by testing your vaginal discharge. Isn’t that Amazing?

K-Pads’ performance is awesome. Besides the fact that it has a cooling effect when you wear it. It has a lot of benefits.

The benefits are as follows:

  • It cleanses our ovaries which is a big help to those women who wants to get pregnant.
  • It helps maintain clean and comfortable late.
  • It helps reduce irritation and remove odor .
  • It helps accelerate oxygen circulation between the private part.
  • It helps release negative ions up to 6100/cm3.

It is said that it can sure:

  • UTI
  • Myoma
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Vaginal Odor
  • Inflammation
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Endometriosis
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Viral and Bacterial Infection

They have 3 kinds of pads; Day pads, Night pads and Panty Liners

You can buy one of these pads from All Spice Shop.

Watch my Vlog about this at https://youtu.be/plAph9TkniM

See the world of science through the eyes of Philippines’ most famous child online

Scarlet Snow Belo’s Swiss Discovery with Nestlé NANKID

Experience is extraordinary when our kids explore and learn what’s there for them in the outside world. Why not let our kids discover and learn on their own.

For us, we let Azi experience new things on any trips such as weekend trip to a beach, or a visit to the zoo. Those adventures always teach him something new; something weird, good or bad, happy or sad.

Can’t imagine the excitement that Scarlet Snow Belo, daughter of Dra. Vicky Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho, felt when she recently went on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the Nestle Headquarters in Switzerland. The majestic breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, is where world class products are especially made for growing children are developed.

Scarlet Snow fondly explored the various rooms and tools that were used in different scientific studies and discovered many new things in the headquarters.

Moreover, Scarlet met the brilliant science experts and higher ups who work in the headquarters like Alex Keller, the Global Category Head of Nestle Infant and Growing Up Milks, and Marco Turini, Global Head for Scientific Affairs for Nestle. The experts were definitely glad to meet their adorable visitor, as they explained their latest breakthrough to her, including how they conducted Scarlet Snow’s milk, Nestle NANKID.

The experts started explaining the formulation of the milk, the secret to why Nestle NANKID is adapted for kids. They showed Scarlet Snow how all the essential vitamins, minerals and DHA are present in the milk. They also taught her that there is no added sucrose (table sugar) to make sure it is a healthy choice for kids.

Did you know that protein is one of the most important nutrients for a child’s growth and development, contributing to the building of brain, muscles, and body? Well, that was one of Scarlet Snow’s educational discovery. It is known that the optimized protein found in Nestle NANKID is high quality, low quantity protein that is optimal for weight and development advantage.

Nestle NANKID doesn’t stop at just providing the right vitamins and optimized proteins. Nestle NANKID also has probiotics. This keeps the kids digestive system strong and healthy as it fights the bad bacteria in her stomach.

Behaving and listening intently, Scarlet Snow learned that all good things she gets from her favorite milk helps her grow up to be future ready.

As parents, we have the power to #ReShapetheFuture of our children knowing that childhood is all about learning, growing, and experiencing new things. Bear in mind that every experience contributes to a child’s mental, emotional and over-all development. All of these will be possible with proper nutrition, especially one that has optimized protein like Nestle NANKID, growing children can achieve their fullest potentials. And this is the message behind Scarlet Snow’s webisodes. It emphasizes the role that parents play in reshaping the future of their growing children.

Watch the webisodes to see how Scarlet Snow, with the support of her parents and with NANKID, is well positioned to become the best that she can become in the future.

Discover Scarlet Snow’s Switzerland journey and catch all the episodes on Nankid’s Facebook Page


Powdered milk drinks suited for healthy children above 3 years of age, NANKID® OPTIPRO® FOUR and NANKID® OPTIPRO® HW FOUR are formulated with optimized protein to ensure optimal weight advantage and optimal development advantage. NANKID® OPTIPRO® HW FOUR also contains partially hydrolyzed whey, clinically proven to reduce the risk of allergies.