Sunday, November 29, 2009

Conti's Mango Bravo.

I always enjoy a good dessert after a hearty meal. And Conti's Mango Bravo cake is one of my favorites to have. After visiting the bookstore with my closest friends last week, we headed to a late afternoon snack slash early dinner in Serendra (literally just a few walks away from High Street where the bookstore is). As usual, we were having a hard time deciding where to eat. Initial choice was just to grab a cup of coffee at Starbucks inside the bookstore but things changed when we suddenly felt a little hungry for just coffee and pastries. We walked and walked and walked until we stopped and said "Okay, where are we going to eat? What do you guys like?" We have no idea what and where to eat so we came up with 3 different choices each and there's three of us. One will choose among the choices given. Conti's won. :) 

If you frequent High Street and Serendra, you might want to try out eating there sometime if you haven't yet. The food is more worth it than the price. They have less than P200 ($2-$3) pasta and it's quite serving. And their pastries... love! That photo above is my favorite... Mango Bravo. It's P105 ($1-$1.50) per slice and something around P550 ($12) for the small whole cake and believe me it's BIG enough for the family. The three of us shared this slice since I was the only one who ordered a dessert because I was smart enough to order a Kiddie-sized Cheesy Baked Mac because I really really have to make room for dessert. My 2 friends ordered individual pastas and they were so full to order individual desserts afterwards. We managed to clean the plate though. ;)

Visit Conti's at Serendra in The Fort and in Greenhills. Or THEIR WEBSITE for a list of their menu, branches and operation time.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Eat This, Not That

My friends and I made a trip to the bookstore a few days ago and while they were looking up cookbooks from famous celebrity chefs, I was browsing this one and fell in love with it. The No-Diet Weight Loss and the Supermarket Survival Guides are my loves. It's just too pricey for my budget these days so I am doing the next best thing... include it in my WISHLIST (or what I jokingly refer to as "my Christmas gifts registry").

This would be helpful.

I made searches and saw it available online in Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Hmmmmm. Santa?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Figaro Coffee.

This was my last Figaro experience: Iced Cappuccino and Blueberry Muffin, last September. I miss! I have into dessert food/snacks lately which I know is not at all healthy but come on, this is Blueberry Muffin! I believe the one I had was freshly baked that day because I could taste its freshness. Yes, it was too yummy!

And funny, this was the last food and drink that I was able to "purchase" with using my free drink coupon which expired 30th of September. Too bad I was not able to use ALL my coupons, good enough that I used at least half. ;)

Figaro Iced Cappuccino and Blueberry Muffin.

I only paid P55 ($1) for the muffin and it was well worth it, big muffin knowing how these coffee shops "overprice" with small pastries.

Oh food. Coffee. Pastries. I can't wait for Christmas to be over! ;)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Vanilla Coke.

When I was in my teen years, I always go grocery shopping with my Mom and Dad every other Saturday. My Mom has the list of the things we need which she crosses out once she put it in the cart and there's me and my Dad picking up food and drinks NOT on the list. Mostly, it's my Dad picking up chocolates, cookies and biscuits. Seriously. He especially loved getting me Oreos. I, on the other hand, loved the toiletries aisle, chips and cereals aisle and drinks aisle. Having said that, I love trying different drinks from local brands of juice, sodas to imported ones I even tried drinking different waters. You know, Perrier and some other "flavored" water which I don't think are still available.

Anyway, here's one of the two sodas that became my favorite then:

Have you tried McDonald's Coke Float? Well, that one reminded me of Vanilla Coke. I used to buy this in 1.5 L together with Pepsi Blue (which as far as I know is the only Pepsi soda that I appreciate). Then it wasn't being sold in the market anymore. I only saw Cherry Coke, Diet Coke (now Coke Light), etc.

So... I got too excited when I saw cans of Vanilla Coke in a local supermarket. I bought 5. Mind you, I am not a soda girl. I could barely finish an 8 oz. of Coke no matter how thirsty I am. But with Vanilla Coke, I could consume 2 a day and that's too much for me. ;)

I wonder if Pepsi Blue is still available somewhere. We used to have it here during Christmas season. Hmm.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Look what I got in the mail.

It's Christmas season again and sales are everywhere. This is the first invite I got for this season:

An invite from TechnoMarine about their special Anniversary Sale from November 6-15,2009. 25%-30% off on regular priced items if you present the invite card. This is what I love about being in the mailing list. Special discounts, special invites, special everything <3

Too bad though that I would not be able to buy myself a new watch anytime soon especially not by next week. I could however, buy a new bracelet for my TechnoMarine watch instead of buying a new TechnoMarine watch... for now. ;)

Oh Christmas season.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

What I had for breakfast.

This is what my usual breakfast consist of: food, drinks and my computer. In this photo, I had instant Mac & Cheese, iced green tea-- although it's NOT color green, and my Facebook FarmVille on screen.

This photo didn't give justice to my food. It doesn't taste anything like what it looks like (and this is why I'm trying to gather donations and save up, to buy a decent camera and I guess I need to learn how to use Photoshop and the like for editing/enhancing photos). It's pretty delicious for an instant Mac & Cheese. I keep saying instant cos it's just one of those like instant noodles where you only have to boil water and cook for about 5 minutes and you're done. This one is from Lucky Me... nothing like Kraft's (which is my favorite ready-to-eat) but it's not bad at all. Plus it's new in the market and it's cheaper too and because I love trying new and different food from time to time, I gave this one a try. ;)

You might want too. Lucky Me instant Mac & Cheese and Baked Mac are available in all local grocery stores and some convenient stores too for about less than P20 and good for one serving.

What did you have for breakfast?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pepperidge Farm's Cookies.

Since I haven't been eating out much lately and I only have a spoonful for meals here at home because I would like to think that I am on a diet, excuse my "recycled" food photos and craving posts for the meantime. I love! <3

Today, my Mom sent me an SMS from California asking me what else I want in my "goody box" that she'll be sending me sometime next month. I already told her about my body mist, some DVDs, breakfast cereals, etc. I forgot about my Milano cookies and that's what I replied.

I am so excited! I haven't had Milano for months and the ones available in the local grocery stores are the Original ones and they are like only a few stocks of it. I want! I want!

Yes, I love cookies. I love Oreos, Pepperidge's, Chips Ahoy, and Quaker Oats' Oatmeal Cookies.

Care to share what's yours? ;)

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