Have a #PrimeSummer with #MegaPrime Corn Recipes

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Summer calls for family bonding, cool refreshments and filling desserts. Our refrigerators get overworked with the kids always looking for something to eat and drink so we stock up and get a little bit more creative.

For a #PrimeSummer experience I searched for a couple of corn recipes I could make with a package of #MegaPrime Corn products I received. It’s the perfect alternative to the usual chocolate and sweet treats.

Corn Pudding


INGREDIENTS

  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 can Mega Prime Whole Kernel Corn (drained)
  • 1 can Mega Prime Cream Style Corn

COOKING PROCEDURE

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degree C. Grease an 8-inch round pan.
  2. In a large bowl lightly beat eggs then add melted butter, sugar, vanilla and salt. Beat well and set aside.
  3. Pour milk in a separate bowl and add cornstarch. Whisk until cornstarch is dissolved then whisk in cornstarch mixture into the egg mixture. Stir in corn and creamed corn and mix well.
  4. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan and bake for 1 hour.

Corn and Buko Pandan with Sago Pearls


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup fresh coconut cream milk (gata)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 boxes gulaman (prepared according to directions) and sliced into cubes
  • 1/2 cup mini tapioca (sago)
  • 1 cup canned sweet corn kernels (drained well)

COOKING PROCEDURE

  1. Combine coconut milk, cream, and confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl. Mix until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add gulaman cubes and tapioca then fold gently.
  3. Gently fold corn kernels into the buko pandan mixture. Chill before serving.

Here are two more must-try goodies that you can make using #MegaPrime Whole Kernel Corn and Cream Style Corn.

Mega Prime Corn Ice Pops

If there is one thing that kids and the kids-at-heart will truly enjoy this summer, it’s the delectable corn ice-pops. These refreshments are easy to make, especially with the easy-to-open Mega Prime Cream Style Corn.

What you need to prepare:

  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 pack plain gelatin
  • ½ cup condensed milk
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • 1 can 425g cream style corn

5 easy steps to follow:

  1. In a pot, pour ¼ cup of water and one pack of plain gelatin. Mix well until the gelatin granules are dissolved.
  2. Heat the dissolved gelatin mixture and pour in the rest of the ingredients: ½ cup condensed milk, ½ cup coconut cream and 1 can 425g Mega Prime Cream Style Corn. Make sure that you and your kids wear pot gloves or use pot holders for safety purposes.
  3. Mix well and let it simmer.   
  4. Remove pot from the stove and let it cool.
  5. Pour mixture into ice pops maker and chill overnight.

Mega Prime Sweet Corn Smoothies

Summer and smoothies are a match made in heaven. These smooth blends not only quench our thirst, they are also comfort food for some people. So, if you want to treat your family with an easy-to-prepare and satisfying homemade smoothy, with an exciting twist of corn kernels, here’s how to prepare this:

What you need to prepare:

  • 1 can Mega Prime Cream Style Corn
  • 1 can Mega Prime Whole Kernel Corn
  • ½ cup fresh milk
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsps. sugar
  • 2 tbsps. honey
  • 3 cups crushed ice

Three simple steps to follow:

  1. In a blender, add all the ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into a glass or tumbler and sprinkle Mega Prime Corn Kernel on top.
  3. Serve immediately.

These exciting summer coolers are made one-step easier with Mega Prime Whole Kernel and Cream-style Corn, in 425-kg easy-open cans. Aside from canned corn, Mega Prime also has canned green peas and mushrooms that can turn the simplest of recipes to hearty, delicious and delectable meals for the entire family.

To learn more about Mega Prime, visit their website and Facebook and Instagram: Mega Prime Quality.

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Easter Cupcake Decorating at Vanilla Cafe

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This year, Jael and I spent Easter at Vanilla Cafe Trinoma for an Easter Cupcake Decorating activity. Vanilla Cafe is one of the prettiest places I’ve seen. The pastels, cute decor and candied smell of sweets from cupcakes to cake slices overwhelms the senses and my eyes!

I told Jael all about the activity and he was excited to decorate his very own cupcake. It was Vanilla Cafe’s first event and the accommodating and cheerful staff were looking forward to it as well.

Like all Vanilla Cafe branches, Trinoma has a well decorated restaurant. The dainty set up was too pretty for words.

The Easter Cupcake Decorating event included a toque, apron, DIY cupcake kit that included a cupcake, piping bags filled with assorted frosting, assorted toppers with 1 Easter Sunday topper and a Kiddie Meal (spaghetti bolognese, fried chicken and 1 glass of juice). For Php599, that was definitely a steal.

As we were waiting for it to start I just had to capture the prettiness around me. I could tell that it was a well though out concept with details and personal touches here and there.

Jael was a bit under the weather but he was looking forward to creating his design. He looked so adorable in his blue toque and apron.

Jael got to work on his cupcake decorating skills garnishing with sprinkles and choosing from cute Easter themed toppers.

The final result! Jael couldn’t resist eating some of the toppings especially the gummy bears.

Other kids also had a fun time decorating their cupcakes.

Vanilla Cafe Food Choices

Bacon Carbonara (Php248)

Each bite was heaven for me. Pasta being my most favorite food topped with bits of bacon was delicious with every bite. Jael tried it and I told him that it was so good. He said the sweetest thing! “I like your pasta better mom.” <3

Kiddie Meal

Crunchy fried chicken and spaghetti bolognese is the perfect kiddie meal combo.

Naughty Nutella Frappe (Php128)

The Nutella frappe had the distinct Nutella flavor but it also had a coffee flavor. I had ordered this for Jael but he found it too strong for his tastebuds so I gladly drank it.

Strawberry Iced Tea & Calamansi Juice

For more details: https://www.facebook.com/VanillaCupcakeBakery/

Vanilla Cafe stores:

Alabang Town Center
Alabang Town Center, Alabang-Zapote Rd Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 425-6238

Glorietta 4
3/F Glorietta 4, East Dr Ayala Center, Makati
(02) 330-3371

Trinoma
2/F Trinoma, North Ave cor Mindanao Ave Sto. Cristo, Quezon City
(02) 425-7005

Glorietta 3
G/F Glorietta 3, North Dr Ayala Center, Makati
(02) 401-5162

Fort Bonifacio
Two Parkade, 7th Ave Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 985-8326

Evia, Daang hari
2/F Piazza, Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari Rd., Las Piñas, Metro Manila
+639173100231

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Get Affordable Health Care with PhilCare ER Vantage Plus Online

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Above everything else my family’s health is most important. I once heard about a wealthy businessman who could afford anything but because he had failing health he had to sustain on a diet of crackers and bland soup. That has stayed with me and been a significant part in ensuring my kids stay healthy.

Despite that though and with the way our economy is drastically spiraling and environment is destabilizing more and more people are getting sick. One way to have some security is to have health care from a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) that can alleviate expenses and give us the assurance to seek medical attention when needed.

It can be quite costly to maintain a health card for the family but more and more HMO companies are emerging and now there are affordable plans. PhilCare opened the first e-Commerce site for healthcare products in 2014. To provide affordable healthcare they adapted an online voucher system. With the ER Vantage Plus you can easily purchase a healthcare option online, activate it and the get a personalized voucher which will be valid for 1 year.

ER Vantage Plus is a one-time use healthcare benefit that covers emergency care and hospitalization in over 500+ PhilCare-accredited hospitals nationwide. It covers viral and bacterial illnesses, treatment of injuries resulting from accidents (except for stroke) and gives Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) benefit of P50,000.

The whole process only takes a few clicks and entry of your personal information.

  1. Customer goes to PhilCare’s online shop and clicks on ER Vantage Plus to purchase.
  2. Once purchase and payment is confirmed, PhilCare automatically sends an email containing the registration details (voucher number, serial number, and PIN code) of the customer and the registration link.
  3. After successful registration, the customer readily receives his ER Vantage Plus voucher, with unique certificate number (identification number as a PhilCare member) validity period, and the complete product details.
  4. The plan is activated and becomes valid seven (7) days from registration date.
  5. After validation, ER Vantage Plus is ready for use.

The ER Vantage Plus healthcare benefit covers the following:

  • Doctors’ fees
  • Laboratory and diagnostic procedures
  • Room and board (PhilHealth is required for the availment during hospital confinement)
  • Medicines (except vaccines) as medically necessary during confinement, except for cases declared as non-coverable
  • Special modalities of treatment which are medically necessary during ER and confinement and subject to P5,000 limit
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as medically necessary during ER and confinement

Some emergency cases that qualify include but are not limited to the following: (a) Massive Bleeding; (b) Acute Appendicitis; (c) Fractures/multiple injuries secondary to accidents; (d) Convulsions; (e) illnesses or conditions resulting in moderate or severe dehydration such as diarrhea or fever; and (f) Syncope. Pre-existing conditions and those conditions under the general exclusions of PhilCare are not covered. You can read more about the ER Vantage Plus coverage here.

Payment can be made through the following:

  • Over the counter through PhilCare and Philplans offices, banks, and M. Lhuillier
  • Credit card auto-debit arrangement (CCDA)
  • Post-dated check payments
  • Online through Dragonpay

Give your family security with affordable health care to have peace of mind and easy access to medical benefits.

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