Thursday, May 27, 2021

3 Treats For Every Occasion

3 Treats For Every Occasion

For those with a sweet tooth, you know a delicious dessert can add that perfect tasty touch to just about any event. If you are skilled in the kitchen, you can whip something up yourself to delight your guests. If baking is not your strong suit or you are looking for a quicker option, you can find goodies galore in the bakery display cases at your favorite store or restaurant. Check out these ideas for your next gathering and have the crowd clamoring for more!

1. Wedding Cupcakes

Looking for an alternative to traditional wedding cake? Try cupcakes! These are easy to serve and eat and can be made in a variety of different flavors to give guests options. From chocolate to vanilla to red velvet and more, you can find something for everyone.

2. Oversized Cookies

If you are looking for something different for a party, try a cookie the size of a cake. These can be made in various flavors and decorated with icing. You can serve pieces of the cookie with ice cream, too. In the unlikely event you happen to have any leftovers, they will keep fresh in a sealed container for several days.

3. Fruit Pizzas

Not a pizza at all, this fun dessert pairs a delicious, flaky pie crust with cream cheese "frosting" topped with pieces of fruit. You can change up the toppings based on the time of year and what is in season. Plus, you can use the fruit to spell out a name or other message for the lucky recipient and your guests.

Keep in mind many recipes can be made to accommodate dietary restrictions or preferences, including allergies. When it comes to treats, it is hard to go wrong, so get creative and think outside the box for your next event!

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Why You Need a Health Insurance Broker


Obtaining a health insurance policy is vital for many reasons. People with no health insurance get less medical attention and less timely health care; they eventually get worse health results. Lack of insurance coverage is a financial burden for such people and their loved ones. Health insurance helps cover families from the fiscal risk of the unexpected health costs of severe injury or illness. It enhances access to the medical care systems, thus improving health outcomes.

Why Should You Seek the Services of a Health Insurance Agent? 

Everyone's priorities with healthcare and health insurance will vary to an extent. Nonetheless, these are some of the best reasons why you might need the services of a health insurance broker or agent.

Health insurance today is very complex

Even before the Affordable Care Act and the following changes and revisions made to it during the Trump and Obama presidency, the health insurance market was already complex in the United States.

Nowadays, it has become more challenging to comprehend as several notable exceptions and rules have been introduced. Additionally, the terminologies used are not familiar to many people, making it difficult to maneuver through the health system on your own.

Insurance laws are constantly changing.

Even if you learn the "ropes" of modern health insurance, the fact is, both state and federal laws and new routes opted by insurance firms are continually updating the situation. An experienced insurance broker will keep up with the changes and notify you of the functional changes.

Finding the best overall plan

Health insurance brokers are veterans at taking their vast market knowledge and knowledge of particular companies and suiting them to the requirements of real people.

Help with supplemental health insurance

The way the health insurance market works can be confounding; it is even harder to fathom which types of short-term or supplement policies are appropriate in a particular situation. However, health insurance brokers have experience and knowledge in this area.

Not tied to one entity

Health insurance brokers work independent of any insurer and have the authority to recommend plans both off and on the exchange. This independence allows the agents the flexibility to attend to you without hindrance.

Save time & stress

Markets such as Joel Lee health Markets can do all your future health insurance shopping for you. The health markets can help you avoid plans that don't fit your needs and save you thousands in unnecessary costs. An agent will do all the research for you and notify you. The broker will also lead you through the entire process of choosing a health plan.

Long term assistance

You may be tempted to think that a health insurance broker's job ends once he sells a plan and sets up the coverage, but that is not the case. In a true sense, the agent who assisted you in acquiring your health insurance will also assist you with filing claims, renewing the insurance policy the following year, and solving other issues that may come up later.

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Friday, May 7, 2021

The “I Love Ajinomoto” Virtual Cookbook

Looking for easy, delicious and nutritious family recipes?

Check out this virtual cookbook with over 100 creative Pinoy dishes:

The “I Love Ajinomoto” Virtual Cookbook

From the Press Release Kit:

Planning a menu daily can be a challenge --- and if you are looking for new recipe ideas that you can enjoy with your family, the “I Love Ajinomoto” virtual cookbook is the perfect kitchen partner you can use! Featuring over 100 creative Filipino dishes, the microsite compiles nutritious, delicious, and easy-to-follow recipes shared by moms and homecooks across the country.

“Mealtimes allow families to bond and create meaningful moments together. Through the I Love Ajinomoto microsite, we want to celebrate the kitchen creations of moms and homecooks across the country and likewise help households make easy, delicious, and nutritious meals that their family can enjoy,” says Roann Co, APC’s General Manager of Marketing and Public Relations.

From fish, meat, to vegetable recipes, the featured dishes in the microsite are an interesting mix of healthy and delicious choices. Made with love using AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning and AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix, all of them are perfect as ulam or as snacks that families will surely enjoy.

Healthy Meals for Immunity

Immunity-boosting meals are a must especially during this time. Recipes such as the Calcium-rich Baked Potato with AJI-GINISA® by Josephine Borromeo, Healthy Chicken Soup with Malunggay and Talbos ng Kamote Leaves by Elizabeth Salazar, and Healthy-nolang Manok by Candice Salarete are some of the nutritious meals you can easily whip up at home.

Vegetable Recipes with a Twist

If you are looking for ways to level-up simple veggie dishes, you can check out the Lumpiang Kalabasa recipe by Marissa Zamora, Oh My Healthy Ginisang Petchay With Tokwa by Maricris Vergara, and Tortang Squash by Hilda Vasquez.

Must-try Unique Dishes

For those who want to experiment and try something new during mealtimes, you can take inspiration from the Kikiam Sardines recipe by Jacqueline Agravante, Cheesy Lumpia with Ilocos Longganisa by Rhea Damo, and Tuna & Veggie Sushi by Prelel Yu. These will surely surprise the palate of your family!

These recipes were part of the I Love Ajinomoto online recipe contest. From January 8 to April 2, 2021, homecooks shared more than 100 recipes on the microsite.  For their entries, homecooks submitted their complete recipe, together with a photo of the final product, and a picture of their family doing the heart gesture with the dish.

Thirty of the best dishes were featured on the Ajinomoto Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well, a weekly cooking show hosted by celebrity mom Iya Villania-Arellano and Chef Jose Sarasola on GMA-7, airing every Friday. They were picked based on the appetite appeal of their dish, and creativity and mood of their family photos.

The featured moms and homecooks also received a gift certificate worth P1,500 and a selection of Ajinomoto products. Some of the winning recipes include the Eggplant fingers by Jacqueline Agravante, AJI Tofu with Mixed Veggies by Roxanne Montierro, Rosie’s Pinangat na Hiwas by Rosie Mendenilla, and the Baguio Beans Ala Bicol Express by Jennylyn Cleofas.

“We were delighted by the delicious recipe submissions of our moms and homecooks. We are overwhelmed by the love and thankful to them for making Ajinomoto a part of their kitchen journey. We hope that this initiative reminds everyone that making delicious and healthy meals for the family can be easy and fun,” says Co. 

The I Love Ajinomoto virtual cookbook and contest are part of APC’s Eat Well, Live Well commitment, which aims to create quality products and services for good food and better health for Filipinos everywhere. 

To learn more about these exciting recipes, check out and visit for more information.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

How Salons Can Save Your Hair

How Salons Can Save Your Hair
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Hair salons are the oasis that your hair and scalp need to grow, look great and be healthy. As your hair gets longer, you need to spend more time with it and do more to maintain it. Another reason salons are a resource for people is the advice they can give you on how to take care of your mane. Even if you like to keep your hair low cut there is a lot of opportunity with men haircare Princeton NJ.

Get a New Style

The most obvious benefit of salons are getting new haircuts and hairstyles. Changing your look every now and then allows you to feel fresh for your week or special events. Experimenting with colors, length and other outcomes gives you more options than you could achieve at home. Step out of your comfort zone and check out some new things to wear for a while.

Learn How to Manage Your Hair

When you get a deep cleaning and conditioning, the hair care professional can offer advice on how to keep your scalp moisturized and healthy. They can give tips on how to protect your hair from things like friction and how to sleep without ruining your new design. Using their advice in your daily life will go a long way.

Adjust Your Length

Salons have supplies and tools so that you can change how long and voluminous your hair is. Extensions and weaves are a way for people to add more for people to play with. Curl patterns can be added to give your hair more character. Or, you can be simple and cut your hair down to be more manageable.

Hair salons create a world of new options for people to be creative with their look. It also means that you get to learn more about how your hair works so you make sure it's as healthy as it can be.

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Simple Ways to Make the World a Better Place

Simple Ways to Make the World a Better Place

The world can sometimes feel like a dark and scary place, filled with so much negativity and pain. What you may not realize is that you can make a difference though and contribute to making the world a little bit better. With these simple acts that you can introduce into each day, you can make become a part of the positive changes that are possible.

Make it a Part of Every Day

The reality of positive change is that they can often come from small things and not from grand gestures. If you make a commitment to retail kindness and have it become a part of every single day, you too will make a big difference.

Small Acts of Kindness

Those little things can often have a big impact. By investing your time and energy into small acts of kindness, you can start to make a real positive change in your life and the lives of those around you. Whether you thank the person in the checkout line or gas station, wait to hold the door open for someone or stop to help someone, these little acts can become infectious.

Pay it Forward

Many people don’t realize the large impact that paying it forward can do. You can take this in a literal sense and pay for the person behind you in line or tip generously, and these small monetary exchanges can help turn around someone’s day.

Check-in With Those Around You

If you want to help make the world a better place, start within your own community. These days, many people are struggling and often doing so in silence. Giving them a call or reaching out to let them know you care can make the world of difference. If you want to help put some good into the world, make sure to check in on those around you.

If you want to make the world a better place, start with what you can control, your behaviors. Take every day as a new opportunity to spread love, compassion and caring.

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