Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Calling All Youth Groups: Coca-Cola Wants You!

Members of the Cebuano Youth Ambassadors receive the Coke Barkada Award
during the TAYO Awards ceremony in 2012

Coca-Cola Calls on Youth Groups to Join the 2013 TAYO Awards

Coca-Cola Philippines, through its social investment arm Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc., is calling on youth groups all over the Philippines to join this year's Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards, which recognizes the outstanding contributions of Filipino youth organizations in social development through innovative projects.

TAYO's partnership with Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc. began in 2005 through the "Coke Barkada Award," which is given to the group that best demonstrates the Coke Barkada spirit of collective volunteerism, or "working together for the community and living the value of positive action for positive change.” The winning group receives a trophy and a cash grant. The award is part of the Foundation’s response to the global initiative of Coca-Cola that aims to focus on sustainability by improving personal well-being, building stronger communities, and protecting the environment. Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc. has been the sole co-presenter of the TAYO Awards since 2006.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (No Eggs)

This is an incredibly laaaate post, aside from not posting in forever. Excuse me.

The health nut bit in my family is still going on, but there is no reason why I should sacrifice all my sweets for it. A little indulgence never hurt anyone, right? After a good, filling meal with friends one night, we were craving for something sweet to satisfy ourselves with. So taking into consideration my friends' cries, my family's crazy and the fact that there were no eggs in the house, I made some cookies to appease all three subgroups. Lo and behold, my Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (No Eggs)! These aren't the healthiest, but they are pretty damn addictive.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Continuing on my family's health nut periods (like most people this 2013, I've noticed), I started to crave for sweets while stuck in the house. Normally, I would bake cookies or muffins and be happy, but I want to maintain our low-cal diet. I wouldn't want to discourage the rest of the family members with their diet by baking some over-indulgent desserts. Now don't worry, this won't turn into a strictly healthy, no sugars, no carb diet blog. I'm just being inclusive for those who do want something a little less guilty.

With a little bit of searching, a little bit of tweaking, I was able to come up with mini cookies that are delicious but still within limit of a balanced snack. You get chocolate in every bite which is really my main concern and by using whole wheat flour, it hits the right spot.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Last weekend, I had quite an adventure, I knew I was in for something but I had no actual idea what would happen to me. Last weekend, I went to Cebu and it was my first time. Cebu, lovely readers is one of the beautiful islands in the Philippines. We have over 7000 islands, and Cebu is one of the metropolitan islands in the country. It's a shame that I only stayed in the city and didn't get to go to the beaches, but there will be another time for that, definitely. Last weekend in Cebu was their great Sinuog Festival to celebrate the Sto. Nino, which is the image of the baby Jesus that made itself a staple image in the Filipino home by way of Cebu. Now how do you celebrate in Cebu? By parading the streets, not to mention partying in them.

I won't go into detail but I will tell you it was a sinful weekend. If you ever go to Cebu, it is a crime to leave without tasting their lechon, and I just really enjoyed my stay. To salvage myself, I decided to make a bit of a healthy but still yummy snack - granola bars!