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Why brown rice is the healthier option

Apart from the morning pandesal, rice is the most common food staple in the Filipino dining table, be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even merienda. It’s simply something that Pinoys can’t eat without.

Eating white rice, especially with sumptuous dishes, can really be filling, but it could also significantly add to one’s weight.

Robinsons Supermarket Brown Rice

Thankfully, Filipinos have an alternative to having steamed rice for their everyday meals—brown rice.

One of the healthiest types of rice, brown rice is a fiber-rich whole grain that has little calories and contains no trans-fat or cholesterol. It is a good source of magnesium, phosphorous, selenium, thiamine, niacin, manganese, and vitamin B6.  Continue reading “Why brown rice is the healthier option”

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It’s a Dean & Deluca Holiday

There is still time to spread Christmas cheer with unique Dean & Deluca gifts in wooden crates, canvas bags and festive red boxes.

Get one creatively packed or make your own from tons of choices like wine, jam and jellies, coffee, tea, canned and bottled savory goods, sauces and pasta.  Pair these with mugs, coffee press, tumbler, tea pots and cups, wine stopper, whisky rocks, aprons and so on. You can also put in fresh baked cookies or bottled granola.

Dean & Deluca Gift Crate

What about hot food to grace your Christmas and New Year’s Eve tables? Dean and Deluca has got you covered. Its Party Specials include Cochinillo with Apple and Golden Raisin Chutney, Slow Roast Leg of Lamb and 8-Hour Angus Roast Beef. Continue reading “It’s a Dean & Deluca Holiday”

Illustrado Cookies and Brownies

Holiday Tienda from Ilustrado

Share a feast with your family and friends with the best holiday food-to-go only from Ilustrado at Intramuros, Manila.

Paella Ilustrado


 The house specialties take center stage like Adobong Bagnet with Taba ng Talangka, Callos Madrilena, Twice Cooked Angus Beef Shortplate, Paella Ilustrado, Palabok Negra with Crispy Calamares, Christmas Turkey, Pineapple Glazed Leg of Ham, Cochinillo and a lot more.


Clockwise- Spicy Cheeseball, Cheese Pimiento, Boursin Cheese Spread, Duck and Chicken Liver Pate


Cakes lead the dessert choices with Baked Cheesecake, Christmas Eggnog Cake, Chocolate Fudge Cake along with different flavored brownies, cookies and breads.


Adobong Bagnet with Taba ng Talangka


To enjoy at home or as unique gifts, try homemade dips, delis and dressings like Boursin Cheese Spread, Spicy Cheeseball, Chimichurri, Malunggay Pesto and the traditional Atsara and Bagoong.


Illustrado Cookies and Brownies


To know more offerings and other details visit Ilustrado at 744 General Luna Road, Intramuros, Manila (527-3674, 527-2345); Café Ilustrado, 4th Level SM Makati (818-6760) or Pasteleria Ilustrado, 2nd level, Alabang Town Center (0919-845-9503) or email or log on to  You can also log on to for Ilustrado Tienda delivery services.