“Marry Me” Sitcom Reminds Us Of Our Own Love Stories

Six years ago, Annie (Casey Wilson, “Happy Endings”) and Jake (Ken Marino, “Eastbound & Down”) bonded over their mutual love of nachos and they’ve been inseparable ever since. It ain’t a bike ride for this long-time couple when their deeply committed relationship turns into a long and bumpy ride on the way to the altar.

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After dating her boyfriend, Jake, for so long, Annie figured he would pop the question during their romantic getaway. Well, he didn’t. When they return home, Annie throws a monster of a tantrum over her single lady state. This was at the very moment Jake was going to put a ring on her finger.

Do you remember how your husband proposed to you? Was it a fairy tale story or was it a disaster-at-first-altar-at-the-end number? Do you think Annie and Jake, who aren’t exactly a match-made-heaven will eventually make it to their dream wedding?

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Mom's Easy Chocolate Recipes

Chocolate is nothing but from heaven. We bet you will all agree. Sinful as you think it is, we we were all born with a tooth for something chocolatey. This week may be gloomy for all of us but we'd like to lighten your day a bit with something sweet to think of. Take a break and indulge as we share some of the chocolatey recipes from our mommy bloggers.

Mango and Chocolate filled Crepes
Recipe by Vanilla Housewife

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Sinfully Good Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting
Recipe by Cheryl's Journey

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GMA 7’s Basta Everyday Happy Showcased Heart-Healthy Recipes

Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, Better for the Heart, Better for the Budget, is the heart-healthy, versatile, and value for money cooking oil. Canola Oil is one of the healthiest cooking oils because of its LOW saturated fat (BAD FAT) and high monounsaturated fat (GOOD FAT) content. Jolly Canola Oil has omega 3 and 6 which are good for the heart. It has a pale golden color, light texture, and neutral taste so you can use it for any dish. Jolly Canola Oil also has a high smoking point which makes it ideal for frying.

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Hosted by Donita Rose, GMA 7’s Basta Everyday Happy, recently showcased heart-healthy recipes using Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil through the month of December. Eight episodes featured Filipino-favorites such as Beef Stew, Crispy Calamari, and one of Donita’s personal favorites “in the whole wide world” as she shares on Instagram, Crispy Binagoongan. She tells of her Beef Kaldereta version “Pinoy ang lasa pero mas bongga! This is my Better Beefier Caldereta made healthier with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil!”  Other healthy everyday recipes included Wholesome Chicken, Paella, and this Heart-Healthy Salmon recipe.

Crispy Calamari
Crispy Calamari
Heart Healthy Salmon
INGREDIENTS:
For the Salmon:
2 center-cut salmon fillets (6 oz. each)
1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
¼ cup finely chopped cilanto
2 Tbsp Jolly Canola oil
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For the Salsa:
1 medium red onion
3 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 pcs medium tomatoes
2 firm-ripe avocados
1 pc rip mango
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, or to taste

PROCEDURE:

  1. Place the salmon fillets in a shallow bowl. Toss well with lemon juice, cilantro, Jolly Canola oil, and pepper. Let rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Cook the salmon, skinside down in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, shaking the pan and carefully lifting the salmon with a spatula to loosen it from the pan.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium. Cover the pan and cook until the salmon is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes more. The skin should be crisp and the flesh medium rare.
  4. To make the salsa: Finely chop onion and mince garlic. In a bowl toss onion and garlic with cilantro.
  5. Chop tomatoes and mango, add to onion mixture, tossing to combine.
  6. Peel and pit avocados and cut into 3/4-inch pieces. Add avocados, lime juice, and pepper to taste. Spoon over cooked salmon.
Regine using canola
Regine Velasquez-Alcasid on January 24 and 31 at 9:40 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. as she dishes out three, exciting dishes: Pamplina, a Spanish-influenced soup dish, and tasty Pork Steak with Mushroom Bits.
Catch Sarap Diva with Regine Velasquez-Alcasid on January 24 and 31 at 9:40 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. as she dishes out two, exciting dishes: Pamplina, a Spanish-influenced soup dish, and tasty Pork Steak with Mushroom Bits.
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PORK STEAK WITH MUSHROOM BITS
INGREDIENTS:
1 kg pork steak, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp ground paprika
2 tbsps Jolly Canola Oil
2-3 tbsps chopped garlic
2 cans Jolly Button Mushroom Whole, cut in half
1/2 cup red wine
2 tbsps butter
garnish with some toasted garlic and chopped parsley
PROCEDURE:
  1. Season pork steak in soy sauce, salt and pepper, set aside.
  2. Preheat a pan with some Jolly Canola Oil and cook the pork cubes until slightly brown in color.
  3. Remove from pan. Toss in the chopped garlic and Jolly Button Mushrooms. Saute then season with some salt, pepper and ground paprika.
  4. Deglaze with the red wine then simmer until sauce is slightly thick.
  5. Mix in the cooked pork and cold butter.
  6. Transfer to a plate then garnish with some toasted garlic and chopped parsley.
Now that everyone is trying to get back in shape after the holidays, the easiest way to start is to be mindful of how daily dishes are prepared. Start the year right by using Heart Mate Jolly Canola Oil that’s “Better for the Heart, and Better for the Budget!”

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Health And Fitness Trends Families Should Expect This Year

“Health and fitness trends will continue to be big this year. As we are bombarded by public awareness campaigns on healthy living, we also work out harder, eat cleaner and get screened for various illnesses. Many programs will also emerge to support our health and fitness goals,” says Dr. Nicky Montoya, president of MediCard Philippines, a leading HMO provider in the country.



Some of the health and fitness trends that are expected to attract more Pinoys this year include:

Exercise and weight-loss programs
According to a report from the Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity (PASOO), 3 out of 10 Filipino adults are either overweight or obese. To drop the extra pounds and stay in shape, many Pinoys follow fitness programs.
Body weight training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) are projected to become the top fitness trends for 2015. Body weight training routines, like push-ups and planking, are accessible to everyone because they don’t require equipment while HIITs are offered in many fitness studios nationwide.

Yoga
Yoga remains popular this year and is even gaining more male followers, thanks to the number of celebrities who swear by its effectiveness. Aside from stretching the body and sweating the toxins away, yoga helps improve breathing and posture. It also calms the mind, which when done regularly, helps practitioners relax and manage stress.

Cancer prevention
Cancer is the third leading cause of illness and death in the Philippines, according to the Department of Health. But the disease can be treated in its early stage. To detect cancerous cells in the body or prevent their development, more and more Pinoys submit themselves to cancer screening tests, like colonoscopy, digital rectal exam, Pap smear, and mammogram. More women also request to get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the leading cause of cervical cancer.