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Personal: My Journey

DIY Mojito at Cebu City Marriott Hotel

Before becoming a blogger, I had zero trust with myself making it to the blogging world. With thousands of bloggers already working their way up and around, what can I offer that will make myself standout?

Q1 of 2016, my girlfriend and I just broke up and I had so much time that I finally reconsidered blogging. I was pretty sure then that I want to focus on food because cooking has always been my passion since I was 10 years old. My next challenge was to come up with a catchy name that will be easy to remember. One day, I got lucky catching up with a good friend (Gino) who helped  me with the brand name Chefbuano (Thanks again, Gino!). Continue reading “Personal: My Journey”

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Food & Beverage Reviews: Silly Boy Savory Banana Chips

I love bananas and I use them as one of my main ingredients for my vegan smoothies after my high intensity interval training exercise. However, I’ve never imagined bananas to be chips in a bag until I’ve had my first Chili Barbecue Silly Boy Savory Banana Chips. Continue reading “Food & Beverage Reviews: Silly Boy Savory Banana Chips”

My Recipes: Spicy Chicken in Tomato and Thai Red Curry Sauce + Quinoa for a Sunday Meal Prep

I’ll share the recipe from what I prepared last week below, but first let’s talk about containers.  I can’t tell you how important these are to have on hand because you’re prepping anywhere from 4 – 8 separate meals depending on how much time you have on a Sunday. Continue reading “My Recipes: Spicy Chicken in Tomato and Thai Red Curry Sauce + Quinoa for a Sunday Meal Prep”

Life + Style: Sunday Meal Prep

A few weeks back,  I started my Sunday Meal Prep habit and I’m currently getting the hang of it. Meal preps makes me eat healthier and keeps me on track with my ideal body weight. I usually start planning on a Saturday thinking of a delicious meal that I can eat for four days straight! hahaha! I usually pick any of my usual favorites – coconut milk, tomato, or curry based, anything with lots of garlic or grilled. Continue reading “Life + Style: Sunday Meal Prep”

My Recipes: Breakfast Smoothie w/ Video Guide

I received a couple of request online that I should make a video with a step by step guide in making my breakfast smoothie. Finally I had a time to film a couple of weeks ago on how I make my usual smoothies after my HIIT exercise. Continue reading “My Recipes: Breakfast Smoothie w/ Video Guide”

My Recipes: Smoothie Bowls

I have recently noticed that people are choosing healthier alternatives for their meals and smoothie bowls are officially the world’s new breakfast & social media star.

The possibilities are endless from your ingredients to your presentation. I get a couple of ideas online and try to have my own version too. Continue reading “My Recipes: Smoothie Bowls”

Food & Beverage Reviews: The Land of Chocolate at Shangri-La’s

Enjoying my lemongrass chocolate martini

All my life I have always been fond of chocolates. I have often wondered how it feels to stuff my mouth full of these tasteful gastronomic creations until I just couldn’t anymore. One day, I got an invite from Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa to partake in the launching of a “chocolate event” and I found myself grinning at the thought. Continue reading “Food & Beverage Reviews: The Land of Chocolate at Shangri-La’s”

Food & Beverage Reviews: The Culinary Guide | Volume 2: Valencia (Stories from some of Europe’s most renowned kitchens, as told by Chef Daniel Quintero)

Beautiful Table Setup

Another night at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa brought me to the port city of Valencia. Michelin-trained Executive Sous Chef Daniel Quintero continues with his second volume of The Culinary Guide dinner series, taking eager guests to another Spanish gastronomic experience.

Continue reading “Food & Beverage Reviews: The Culinary Guide | Volume 2: Valencia (Stories from some of Europe’s most renowned kitchens, as told by Chef Daniel Quintero)”

Travel: Discover Carnaza Island | Full Itinerary + Budget

I’ve never heard of Carnaza Island until someone posted on FaceBook a few months back. Looking at the photos, I immediately want to visit the beautiful island to see it first hand. Carnaza Island is located at the northernmost part of Cebu. Continue reading “Travel: Discover Carnaza Island | Full Itinerary + Budget”

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