Biyernes, Pebrero 26, 2021

Healthy Gut, Happy Heart with Mekeni Gluten-free Chicken Longanisa Must try Recipe's

Make your family feel special every day by cooking guiltless
and hearty meals for them.

Mekeni Gluten-free Chicken Longanisa

Dining out is quite difficult these days. With the community quarantine still in effect, it is challenging for us to do our everyday routine, more so create special moments with family and friends. But staying home does not have to feel restrictive, and that goes the same when it comes to the food you serve at the table.

You can make the most out of this stay-at-home set-up by prepping filling and guiltless meals for the family. You can use simple ingredients that bring familiar flavor, but at the same time elevates the mealtime experience ¾ like Mekeni Gluten-free Chicken Longanisa. It is certified gluten-free and can be used in many different ways to maximize its guiltless benefit.

Check out and recreate these winning recipes using Mekeni’s gluten-free Chicken Longanisa.


Mekeni Chicken Longanisa Orzo Valenciana
Recipe by Meldy Natividad

Mekeni Chicken Longanisa Orzo Valenciana

Ingredients:
  • 1 pack Mekeni Gluten-free Chicken Longanisa (sliced)
  • 500g orzo pasta
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables
  • 550ml water
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 250ml all-purpose cream
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 medium-size onion (minced)
  • 1 medium-size bell pepper (sliced thinly)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lemon and basil leaves (optional)

Procedure:
  1. Put olive oil in a deep pan and sauté onion, garlic, and sliced Mekeni Gluten-free Chicken Longanisa. Set aside some of the cooked longanisa as toppings for later.
  2. Add water and let it boil.
  3. Add pepper and turmeric. Then, add the orzo pasta and bring it to a boil again.
  4. Add the all-purpose cream. Once creamy, add in the mixed vegetables including the bell peppers. Wait for it to simmer before removing it from the heat.
  5. Add the cooked longanisa toppings you’ve set aside earlier and serve!    

Mekeni Chicken Longanisa Low Carb Baked Sushi
Recipe by Shins Mercado    

Mekeni Chicken Longanisa Low Carb Baked Sushi

Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ pack Mekeni Gluten-free Chicken Longanisa (sliced)
  • 2 cups cauliflower
  • 2 pieces eggs (scrambled and fried)
  • 1 cup crab meat (optional)
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • ½ cup Japanese mayo
  • ½ cup all-purpose cream
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp furikake (optional)
  • 1 sachet zero-calorie sweetener
  • pinch of salt
  • dried seaweed
  • sriracha

Procedure:
  1. Steam cauliflower until soft then chop finely to make cauliflower rice. Stir fry for five (5) minutes then add sriracha and 1 tbsp of rice wine vinegar.
  2. In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, Japanese mayo, all-purpose cream, and sachet of zero-calorie sweetener. Add the cooked Mekeni Gluten-free Chicken Longanisa slices and crab meat (optional).
  3. In a baking pan, put the cauliflower rice as the base and flatten. Top with scrambled eggs and a small amount of furikake (optional). Then add the next layer with the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 180 °C or 400 °F.
  5. Once cooked, serve with dried seaweed on the side.


Mekeni Chicken Longanisa Dinakdakan Chicken Tofu
Recipe by Stu Joe Sison

Mekeni Chicken Longanisa Dinakdakan Chicken Tofu

Ingredients:
  • 1 pack Mekeni Gluten-free Chicken Longanisa
  • 4 pieces tofu
  • 3 pieces long green pepper (sliced)
  • 2 pieces red or white onion (sliced)
  • 2-3 pieces calamansi
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp liquid seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • crushed chicharon (optional)

Procedure:
  1. Fry Mekeni Gluten-free Chicken Longanisa and tofu until brown. Set aside and let it cool.
  2. Once warm, slice the Mekeni Gluten-free Chicken Longanisa and tofu into thin pieces and put in a large mixing bowl. Add the sliced onion and green pepper.
  3. For the dressing, combine the mayonnaise, liquid seasoning, calamansi juice, and onion powder in a separate bowl and stir.
  4. Add the dressing to the large mixing bowl with the other ingredients. Then, add the crushed chicharon and toss everything together until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl, share, and enjoy!

Mekeni Gluten-free Chicken Longanisa is proof that you can enjoy the pleasures of mealtimes without the guilt. It is also made with real chicken meat, seasoned with herbs and spices that make this all-time favorite Kapampangan dish tasty.

Make your family’s heart happy and gut-healthy with this guiltless experience! For more information about Mekeni Gluten-free Chicken Longanisa, visit Mekeni’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mekeniph.

Ben&Ben to light up Manila skyline with first drone show

“The first and probably the most immediate reason why we accepted this project is because it merges different forms of art with technology to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our audience. Some of us have experienced drone shows before, but only set to pre-existing songs and records. The opportunity to actually score and record the music and live performance to one such show was something we could just not pass up on.” ~Paolo Benjamin, Vocalist and Guitarist

Ben&Ben is set to make the impossible possible by headlining The Inevitable Drone Show—the first of its kind to feature a music performance with drone lights show illuminating the Manila skyline in a synchronized fashion.

Presented by SMART 5G, the eco-friendly and innovative show will surely grab headlines as Rizal Park and its nearby areas will get to experience the modern lights show LIVE on February 26 (Sunday) at exactly 7pm. It will also simultaneously air on Ben&Ben’s official Facebook page.

Ben&Ben’s percussionist Andrew De Pano takes pride in the fact that the nine-piece outfit are also involved with the visual aspects of the drone show, and not just the music itself.  

“The mere fact that it’s a drone show is definitely a first big difference,” Andrew says. “We also had to base our music performance solely on a storyboard, which was a new experience compared to the usual scoring of a commercial with more or less final video footage to reference off of. We hope that with the work we put into it, the audience experiences the story of our song Inevitable, set to a unique visual experience that even we are especially excited for.” ~Andrew De Pano, Ben&Ben’s Percussionist
     
To accompany the picturesque storytelling in the sky, the award-winning Filipino collective will be performing an extended version of “Inevitable”—the acclaimed song that was used as a soundtrack and a music score for SMART 5G’s romantic sci-fi TVC featuring Korean drama superstars, Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin.

For their part, Ben&Ben immediately said yes to participating in this initiative that explores the creative possibilities of aerial entertainment, easily becoming the first Filipino band to mount a drone show.        

The Inevitable Drone Show is a collaboration between SMART 5G and Ben&Ben.

Inevitable,’ the song that Ben&Ben will be performing is out now on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music.


What keeps Marian inlove everyday

“Talagang napaka easy mamili sa WalterMart – mapa online or instore ang daming reasons para ma-inlove ka!” ~Marian Rivera-Dantes
Marian Rivera-Dantes

As a hands-on Mom, Marian Rivera-Dantes wants the best for her family, especially her two kids Zia and Ziggy. Like all Moms, she found herself challenged by uncertainties of the pandemic.

Marian Rivera-Dantes

That’s why it was important for her to be able to shop at a place that is easy to access considering the limited movements we can do due to quarantine period. With her family’s well-being as a priority, she also wanted to make sure that their meals were prepared with fresh items.  And of course, she wanted to be able to shop more without breaking the bank.

All of these she finds under one roof –in WalterMart Supermarket.

Marian Rivera-Dantes

This year, WalterMart continues to bring that signature service from the heart through its Love Everyday campaign, where shoppers are guaranteed everyday freshness, choices, and savings. 

As an advocate of farm to store and proudly-local produce, WalterMart guarantees “freshness everyday” with its wide array of fresh and perishable goods that are delivered to store and product displays regularly checked on a daily basis. This is true for online orders as they are picked on the same day and delivered within one hour from time of picking.

Likewise, with more than 23,000 competitively priced items, the brand sees to it that it provides consumers with a wide range of choices from pantry and breakfast essentials, baby essentials, health and beauty products and even food to go for those who are time-strapped. 

Marian Rivera-Dantes

More than thatgetting your money’s worth and actually getting more is what WalterMart promises to provide its customers. With bundle deals and promos almost every day, and same as store prices for its online delivery platform. And time-saving features such as bigger aisles for a shopping breeze and more check-out counters so there’s lesser waiting time. 

WalterMart continues to uplift the lives of the communities it serves with its 39 branches across Metro Manila, Laguna, Batangas, Cavite, Quezon, Bulacan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bataan and through its hassle-free grocery shopping experience accessible through waltermart.comCheck out the “WalterMart Love Everyday” video ahttps://fb.watch/3zmBL7aEZi/.




9 Artists to Feast your Senses at Ortigas Art Festival 2021

“We at Ortigas Malls have always supported the art community. Through the Ortigas Art Festival, we are able to bring together hundreds of talented local and even international artists and provide them a platform to express their craft and inspire people from all walks of life. The theme of this year’s Ortigas Art Festival aligns with Ortigas Malls’ Enjoy Everyday campaign, which promotes the importance of making every day enjoyable and seizing every opportunity, despite the many challenges that life may bring.” ~Architect Renee Bacani, Ortigas Malls Vice President
Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

The Arts refers to the theory, human application, and physical expression of creativity found in human cultures and societies through skills and imagination in order to produce objects, environments, and experiences. Major constituents of the arts include visual arts (including architecture, ceramics, drawing, filmmaking, painting, photography, and sculpting), literary arts (including fiction, drama, poetry, and prose), performing arts (including dance, music, and theatre), and culinary arts (including cooking, chocolate making, and winemaking).
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ~Leonardo da Vinci
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures for the art community, and what better way to uplift spirits than to bring art closer to everyone through Ortigas Malls’ award-winning and admission-free Ortigas Art Festival 2021.

Ms. Liza Diño-Seguerra, FDCP Chairperson and CEO


FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño-Seguerra graced the opening of the Ortigas Art Festival at the East Wing of Estancia Mall in Pasig City.

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

The 4th edition of the annual Ortigas Art Festival is in line with the celebration of National Arts Month. Members of the country's art community come together to celebrate the festival by holding an exhibit of artworks from different galleries.

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Now in its 4th year, the annual Ortigas Art Festival was first launched in 2018 with the vision of making art accessible to everyone. With the success of its first run which featured over 60 local artists from well-renowned groups, Ortigas Malls continued to pursue its goal of uplifting the art community and democratizing art by making the Ortigas Art Festival an annual celebration. In 2019, the festival’s roster grew to over 130 artists from all over the Philippines and then grew even bigger with over 200 artists including international artists from Southeast Asia in 2020.

The fourth installment of the Ortigas Art Festival has ventured out to film this year from the previous year’s photography, paintings, and sculptures exhibits. Exhibit head Renato Habulan, a multi-awarded
Filipino artists and Ortigas Malls promise a hybrid festival with on-ground and virtual activities to keep all kinds of art lovers engaged.

“Art is an important part of society, it is food to the soul. As long as the community continues to remain dedicated to pursuing the craft and enthusiasts continue to support, the art industry will thrive. “We are grateful to continue this partnership with Ortigas Malls through the annual Ortigas Art Festival. Through activities like this, we are able to foster a sense of commonality among artists, encourage learning and push the industry together.” ~Renato Habulan, a multi-awarded Filipino Artist

Ortigas Malls and partnered artists of the Ortigas Art Festival have pulled all the stops to make the month-long festival as memorable and enriching as the previous years. Here are some of the highlights that everyone should look forward to from February 24 - March 31:

  • Film Development Council of the Philippines
Ortigas Art Festival 2021

With the Film Development Council of the Philippines’ partnership with Ortigas Malls, the festival’s venture to film won’t go unnoticed with its first-ever Vertical Cinema Contest, which is open to the public.

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  • Richard Buxani 
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Is a prolific metal sculptor working on brass and steel. His material is traditional, but rather than focusing on casting pieces, he opted on bending and welding the pieces to his concepts.  His works are anchored on subjects from the distant past, and aim of bringing us back to our childhood innocence and wonder.  

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Some of his works reference fantastical beings, folklore and myths, reconciling the themes of the present with the past, creating feelings of familiarity that are both magical and nostalgic. 

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Ortigas Art Festival 2021

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Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

He has exhibited in the US, South Korea, Malaysia, Egypt, and Hongkong; and has regular shows in the Philippines. He is slated to exhibit in Bulgaria, Taiwan, India, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021


  • Born in Film
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Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Apart from the usual elements of the Art Festival, everyone can also look out for works by Born in Film. The group is a non-profit organization including Alberto Garcia - the only Filipino photographer included in Time Magazine and National Geographic’s Most Influential Photos of the 20th Century with his Mount Pinatubo picture “Beauty Amidst Disaster.” His works are featured in the festival, along with virtual workshops on Visual Storytelling and Creative Composition, as well as Darkroom, Developing on Color, Black and White, and Scanning Your Negatives broadcasted via Zoom and on PhotoNation International.

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Ortigas Art Festival 2021

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  • La Maison d'David Art Gallerie
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Has been in the industry for 5 years. Currently have 2 branches. Have all types of artworks from Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Mural Painting to Sculpture. Cater to client worldwide and they've been known to showcase young and upcoming artists

Their Mission is to be a stage for Filipino artists to be known around the world and to be the bridge between the local artists and international art lovers.

One of their Artists Froilan Galpo was a student of "Jeffcon" the mentor of former President Cory Aquino. Froilan's Masterpiece focuses on his love for nature. His artwork can be exclusively seen in La Maison D'David.

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Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

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  • Arnel Borja
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  • FILARTS
Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Filarts Incorporated aims to promote, preserve, develop, protect, and advance the Filipino arts and culture. The Filipinas Institute for the Advanced of Arts and Culture (FILARTS) is a non-stock, non-profit corporation built with an aim to promote, preserve, develop, protect, and advance the Filipino arts and culture.

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It also aims to provide a venue for a healthy exchange of ideas on how to promote local arts and culture. While developing a sense of global competitiveness among local artists, masters, and emerging alike.

Furthermore, FILARTS aims to create linkages with art and cultural organizations, private institutions and corporations which have programs for the promotion of culture and arts, community-based art associations and institutions, and government agencies, not only to get the necessary funding for it's projects but also to promote camaraderie and unity among advocates of arts and culture.

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021


  • Art Relief Mobile Kitchen
Ortigas Art Festival 2021

ARMK, founded by photographer Alex Baluyut, led artists and volunteers to provide comfort food to survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (International name: Haiyan) in November 2013. Since then, ARMK has evolved to become an independent movement for food aid in the country in times of man-made or natural disasters. ARMK volunteers cook hot meals in times of war, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, El Nino, storms, and for people most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. ARMK cooks for depressed areas or where people are hungry, and where food is most needed.

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

  • vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery
Ortigas Art Festival 2021

vMeme (pronounced vee-meem) is a structure of thinking which manifests in human behavior & development, social dynamics, systems, choices, directions, and culture at large. The perspective that aesthetics of art goes beyond physical, aesthetic, and economic value is what prompts the establishment of vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery, a curator-run space founded by an art historian who wishes to have an art space market readily available for curatorial projects devoid of pressures from market and institutional forces, and that supports Philippine contemporary artists who integrate advocacy in their practice. It is intended to provide a space for concept and advocacy-led exhibition projects dealing with art history and historiography, environmental advocacy, human rights, women's and children's rights, socio-political issues, and pushing the boundaries of form, content, and audience. The artworks presented in vMeme exhibition and collection represent a culture of hope and freedom for art, artists, communities, and our society.

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Ortigas Art Festival 2021

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Ortigas Art Festival 2021

  • Agos.studio
Ortigas Art Festival 2021

As the headline gallery at the Ortigas Art Festival 2021, Agos.studio artists headed by Renato Habulan himself showcased its fluid and borderless art to the world. They continue to spearhead the e-mentoring sessions for aspiring and established artists to boost their spirits and guide them in these unprecedented times. With the Art Relief Mobile Kitchen as their beneficiary, giving back is surely at their core, no matter where the gallery goes.

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

All these and more are awaiting art enthusiasts and aspiring artists at the 4th Annual Ortigas Art Festival. The First Ortigas Vertical Cinema Contest in partnership with Film Development Council of the Philippines! Shoot a 2-minute short film in a portrait orientation with your smartphone exploring the theme "The Beauty of Everyday." Deadline for entries is on March 11, 2021. Read the full mechanics from: https://tinyurl.com/spswysbb.




Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021

Ortigas Art Festival 2021


Head over to Estancia G/F East Wing in Pasig City to witness the likes of Agos.studio, Art Relief Mobile Kitchen, Born in Film, PhotoNation, Richard Buxani, Arnel Borja, La Maison D’ David Art Gallerie, vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery, and many others showcase art safely in the new normal at the Ortigas Art Festival 2021 from February 24 to March 31.

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Let's all do our part to make #OrtigasArtFestival2021 a safe event. Please remember to follow safety protocols when visiting the exhibit. 

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For more information about the event and online activities, check out the Ortigas Art Festival 2021’s Facebook Page.