Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Food Tripping in Dallas

Finding a place to celebrate special occasion in Dallas area should never be an overwhelming task. There are many great places to check and treat your loved ones into and one of them is Mattito’s! There’s nothing like original Mexican family recipes to tickle your appetite from their festive menus and lush vintage atmosphere.

This place has been around Dallas for a long time and their food and service has gained popularity for simply doing Tex-Mex food just right.  Check out their full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids will also love the kiddie menu to cater to little tot’s Mexican food cravings. You can also enjoy a couple of drinks with your friends and enjoy the Happy Hour Time with their strong Margarita mixes!

Many people come to Mattito’s for the ever popular Bob Armstrong Dip which is basically a bowl of cheese, Guacamole, ground beef, salsa, sour cream and just about anything else you can imagine! But you must also try their light salad offerings such as the De Marisco salad with Orange Jalapeno vinaigrette which is perfect for the summer season. Mattito’s offer patrons and diners with airy and large spaces for a comfortable al fresco dining experience. You can enjoy the views outside while enjoying your food at their cool, vintage inspired patios.

Tex-Mex restaurants surely hits anyone who wants great food around Dallas, but there are also times that we crave for steaks and the search for some of the best steak restaurants is on. Texans love great food, so whatever cuisine it is that you’re looking for, you’ll surely find one that will suit your taste buds and your appetite. Steak restaurants Dallas Texas with the best steak menus is as easy as searching for the best restaurants that serves great tasting Tex-Mex menus with friendly staff and warm ambiance.

Taipei's Food Varieties

While traveling in Taiwan, I come to realized that Taiwanese are very health conscious. They are so particular with their food but one thing I observed, the taste is very light - at times, no salt! It was good for me, I also don't like salty food.

I wanted to share with you the different food Taipei has to offer. These photos are taken at Shillin Night Market. There were so many other food but will share it with you in the succeeding post.


I was so excited to take all the photos and wanted to share with my readers but was afraid for my data roaming cost. If only I have a bb playbook to match with Blackberry phone so I can jot down all the names of these varieties and maybe even the recipe that my friend dictated.




Oh well, better luck next time I guess! Do you love the food?

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Food for the Brains

Not many people are aware that what you do in life and your lifestyle has certain effects on your memory and brain power. If you make no effort at maintaining or improving your memory then it will fail you every time. Unhealthy eating habits, excessive drinking and smoking others have a lot negative effects to the body and the brain. You should learn to choose foods that will develop better brain power and improve your memory. There are brain foods that are proven to help revive the brain and improve its performance. Fish such as tuna and salmon are great sources of proteins for the brain. Soya, milk, peanuts and tofu as well as fresh fruits and vegetables have brain boosting powers too.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Making dining out fun; 5 things to try

Are you bored of the food served up by your local restaurant or takeaway? Would you be interested in trying a new and exciting culinary experience? If the answer is yes, then you'll want to check out the dining ideas in this blog post contributed by Bannisters, West Yorkshire's favourite potato snack producing company.

Summer Picnic

For a truly special day out it's well worth gathering family and friends for an indulgent picnic in the park. You could even pack some seasonal fruits or homemade potato salad for sharing on a gorgeous day in the sun.


If you'd rather not be restricted to a single dish then why not ask your local restaurant owner about the possibility of a buffet? Although some of the dishes may not be to your liking, there are bound to be a few surprising treats that really hit the spot.

Barbecue on the Beach

The Australians aren't the only ones who know how to rustle up a good beach barbie. All that it takes is a few hours of sunshine, some meaty or vegetarian bites, shop purchased disposable cooking kit and a strip of sand. You might even be tempted to bring an acoustic guitar for some evening strumming and singing.


It's fair to say that the most enjoyable culinary experiences aren't necessarily the most expensive. Indeed the variety of leaves that can be turned into delicious soups and salads are absolutely free to pick. As are the berries and fruits that can be plucked from the trees and bushes in many rural areas.

Hibachi Cooking

Given the large number of televised cooking shows, it is clear that the public has an interest in the preparation of top quality food. You could take this passion to new extremes by visiting a Hibachi restaurant, where Japanese culinary delights will be prepared before your very eyes.

5 Easy Weeknight Dinners

With all you have to do in a day it can be hard to get dinner on the table without turning to the best place to buy spices online. Good spices can kick your food up a notch so that you don’t have to go out anymore. It can save money when all of your spices are rolled up into one. And good spices help with getting dinner on the table more quickly when you don’t have to measure out tiny amounts of all kinds of flavorings. Here are five dinners to try on the weeknights to make your life easier.

1. Try baking some chicken.

This is a quick meal to prepare and it is both delicious and nutritious. All you need to do is pull the frozen chicken out of the freezer, plop it on a greased baking sheet, sprinkle on your favorite spices, and let it cook for 35 minutes or so. You can look at the bag for instructions, but it really is this simple. Chicken is one of the leanest meats you can eat. You can use lemon pepper, or almost anything, really.

2.    Try a salad.

Some delicious salad is another nutritious way to go. Grab a bag of greens or spinach and toss it with some dressing. If you have a problem keeping your bagged salad fresh, just buy heads of lettuce. It takes all of 3 minutes to chop up a head, including the clean up time. Throw some chicken or chickpeas on top for substance. Baby corn, bell peppers, crotons, broccoli bits, carrots, and other vegetables make great healthy toppings.

3.    Throw it in the Crockpot.

Turn to the best place to buy spices online for all your Crockpot needs. You can simply throw your meat or dish in the pot and let it cook on low while you work throughout the day. Throw in some onion soup mix and delicious flavorings, as well as broth to keep your meat tender. This can be a lifesaver for time.

4.    Make some noodles.

Just boil up some noodles or rice for the perfect base for any dish. You can throw any kind of sauce on top of the noodles to make a pasta dish. Rice is good under a can of soup or with some fried eggs and frozen peas. This way you can make your own fried rice without the oil.

5.    Soup is always a winner.

Make some easy soup. Just take whatever ingredients you have that work together and heat them to a simmer for about 15 minutes to mix the flavors. You can make cream of broccoli with a simple white sauce, milk, and broccoli.

Simplify your meals and life now by making easy dinners.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Max’s Restaurant Pays Tribute to Dads with Men’s Exclusive Gift on Father’s Day from Body Shop

A special Father’s Day surprise beckons as Max’s Restaurant and global cosmetics and beauty brand The Body Shop team up to create an unforgettable celebration for fathers on their special day.

Max’s offers a slew of delectable, home-cooked dishes to help create a memorable experience for the entire family on Father’s Day. The ideal venue to surprise dad, diners will receive an exciting Men’s Exclusive Gift by The Body Shop with every minimum food spend of  PhP1,300. Customers can choose from a wide variety of invigorating skin products especially handpicked by Max’s and The Body Shop for dads: Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash, Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash, Rainforest Shine Shampoo, Rainforest Moisture Conditioner, Peppermint Cooling Lotion, and Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray.  Available for dine-in, take-out and delivery transactions, this pampering treat aims to pay tribute to dad, who is the “pillar” of the home. Catch Max's special treat for fathers from June 11 to 17, 2012 in all of Max's Restaurants nationwide.



As a brand that has nurtured relationships for 67 years, Max’s continues to captivate the palate with its world-famous, sarap-to-the-bones Fried Chicken and classic homegrown dishes like Sinigang, Kare-Kare, Crispy Pata and Pancit Canton.  This season, Max’s is providing the most compelling reasons to celebrate with the entire family on Father’s Day. It’s a heart-warming story that begins with delectable food, passionate service, and the most special man in our lives – DAD.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Barbeque Affairs

Sundays are a usual family feast when your siblings and their families take turns are hosting dinner and barbeque affairs. It a great time to brag about your cooking skills and the new recipes you discovered by having your loved ones rate and appreciate your cooking. It is also a great time for the kids to bond a play together while the adults talk about everything under the sun. It’s a great time to unload stresses at work, politics, sports and workman compensation issues. With these family affairs you get different insights and opinions to help you make up your mind on whatever it is that’s bothering you all week.

Office Parties

For my husband’s office party, they usually encourage them to just bring pot luck for us to taste the different specialties that their family has to offer. We would usually assign who’s brings finger foods and appetizers, and what pasta to cook for the main course. Office parties are fun especially if you’re with good friends and you have great things to talk about. When men starts talking about steel arch buildings, basketball and video games, it’s a clue for us wives to start catching up and talk some little gossip over cakes and coffee while the kids bond with each other and enjoy messing up the office.

Garden Party Ideas

For any occasion, garden party set up is always a welcome suggestion especially during warms summer days. Setting up a garden barbeque party or even a garden wedding needs a little effort if you know what you need to set up to make it a success. Aside from a great garden menu of hors d’ouvres, cocktail sandwiches, appetizers, main courses and delectable deserts, it is also important for you to come up with creative seating arrangements as well as conversation pieces such as a lighted gazebo like the one seen on the movie Twilight.  Your guests will surely enjoy taking pictures on these type of set ups and commend you for your unique and winning ideas.
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