Delicious and Healthy Recipes Using Mott’s 100% Apple Juice

Mott’s 100% apple juice is a versatile beverage that you can also use to whip up delicious and healthy recipes. Discover creative cooking and pleasurable eating with the first ever recipe book developed for Mott’s Philippines by Philippine and US registered Dietitian-Nutritionist Cheshire Que. This recipe book features 20 tasty and nutrient-packed breakfast dishes, snacks and beverages, all made perfect with Mott’s 100% apple juice goodness. Below are four (4) recipes from the book: Fruity Trio Blend, Tete-A-Tete Cookies, Savory Crepes and Applelicious Spaghetti.

Makes 1 serving
Warm and citrusy with a kick of cinnamon

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1 cup Mott’s 100% Apple Juice
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp. honey
1/4 tsp. cinnamon powder

1. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients.
2. Heat over medium heat for 3 minutes.
3. Serve hot.

Makes 35 pcs.
An Earl Grey-enhanced cookie that’s light as clouds and the perfect pair to an afternoon tea

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1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup Mott’s 100% apple juice
1/2 cup white sugar, sifted
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 tsps. or 1 teabag Earl Grey
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt

1. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients.
2. In a separate bowl, cream butter until smooth using an electric mixer. Add Mott’s 100% apple juice and mix. Add dry ingredients and blend well.
3. Using a tablespoon, drop cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
5. Allow to cool in a rack and store in airtight container.

Recipe Variation: For a cake like texture, add one egg to creamed butter and beat until well blended before adding dry ingredients.

Makes 7 pcs.
A layer of French flavors that’s easy to assemble

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1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup Mott’s 100% apple juice
1/2 cup non fat milk
2 eggs
2 tbsps. melted butter
2 tbsps. honey
1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Cooking spray

60g cream cheese

1. Combine all ingredients except cream cheese.
2. Blend well using an electric mixer.
3. Coat pan with cooking spray.
4. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the center of the pan.
5. Lift pan and rotate to evenly spread batter and create a thin circular shaped crepe.
6. Cook in medium heat for two minutes or until crepe comes off when pan is nudged.
7. Turn crepe and cook for 1 minute.
8. Spread cream cheese on one side of the crepe.
9. Fold crepe in half then into quarters.
10. Serve warm.

Makes 8 one-cup servings
Tasty and zesty but something you don’t see in a 3-year-old’s birthday party

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200g uncooked spaghetti
100g ground chicken
1 1/2 cups Mott’s 100% apple juice
1 1/2 cups non-fat milk
1 can diced tomatoes (190g)
100g cheddar cheese, grated
100g sayote, grated
90g carrots, grated
1 tbsp. salt
3/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1. Cook spaghetti in water until al dente.
2. In a saucepan, mix chicken and 1/4 tbsp. salt. Cook in medium heat, constantly stirring until dry.
3. Add sayote and carrots. Cook for 1 minute.
4. Add diced tomatoes, garlic powder, onion powder, 1/2 tbsp. salt and black pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
5. Add Mott’s 100% apple juice and milk. Allow to boil.
6. Add 1/4 tbsp. salt. Allow to boil.
7. Add 20g cheese. Cook until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
8. In a square baking dish, pour and evenly spread 1 ladle of sauce. Add 1/2 of the noodles. Pour 3 ladles of sauce and add 20g cheese. Add remaining half of the noodles. Pour the rest of the sauce and top with cheese.
9. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Recipe Variation: To decrease sodium content, decrease amount of salt and cheese by half.

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Family Dinner at Maria’s

Maria’s is located very near our place, but believe it or not, we just dined there recently, and to think, we’ve been living in Ortigas for 8 years now. Lol! A restobar that’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Maria’s offers a wide selection of food (breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers, pulutan) and drinks. They have rice meals (good for one person), as well as dishes good for sharing. We’ve been there twice to have dinner after watching a movie.

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By the Grill, Php650.00

On our first visit, we ordered By the Grill. It had grilled Liempo, ¼ Chicken, Prawns and Tapa, served with a bowl of fried rice and two (2) sunny-side up eggs. It was more than enough for the three of us (two adults and one child), and we even ordered extra rice because well, our dinner was great. Our 9-year-old son, liked their liempo a lot because it was soft and tasty. Hubby and I loved it, too, along with the prawns and the tapa. The chicken was also good, but it was our least favorite among the bunch.

On our second visit to Maria’s last Saturday, we opted to try their Crispy Bulaklak and All-Meat Platter.

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Crispy Bulaklak, Php195.00

True to its name, the Crispy Bulaklak was delightfully crispy. It tasted good, too, but it’s even better when dipped in spiced vinegar. Oh, how we missed this street food! Now we know where to go when we’re craving for it.

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All-Meat Platter, Php430.00

The All-Meat Platter, like By the Grill, also came with a bowl of fried rice and eggs. It had Beef Franks, Chicken Sausage, Longganisa and Tapa. This platter offers a combination of sweet, salty and spicy flavors (for the Longganisa, Beef Franks and Chicken Sausage), balanced by the rightly seasoned Tapa.

Everything we tried at Maria’s was good so far, and they were reasonably priced. And because we live near, there’s a fat chance that we’ll be dropping by maria’s again soon.

G/F Eton Emerald Lofts
F. Ortigas Jr. Road cor. Garnet St.
Ortigas, Pasig City
Telephone No.: (02) 997-2047

Posted in All-Meat Platter, By the Grill, Crispy Bulaklak, Filipino Cuisine, Maria’s

Enjoy Teriyaki Boy’s Summer Food Offerings for a Limited Time Only

My son and I had a fun and intimate dinner with fellow bloggers at Teriyaki Boy Burgos Circle last night. We got to try Teriyaki Boy’s summer food offerings, namely the Watermelon Shake, Natsu Maki and Summer Set meal, paired with old-time favorites Ebi Tempura and Gyoza.

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Watermelon Shake, Php85.00

This cool and refreshing Watermelon Shake is a sure-fire way to beat the summer heat. I can have two tall glasses of this without hurting my pocket!

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Natsu Maki, Php150.00

If you’re a fan of Teriyaki Boy’s California Roll, I bet you’ll also love this Natsu Maki. “Natsu” in Japanese means “summer” and “maki” means “roll,” hence the term “Summer Roll.” Instead of mangoes, this Summer Roll has watermelon plus crabstick, Japanese mayo and fish powder, topped with caramelized watermelon and Japanese mayo and garnished with small spheres orange ebiko (shrimp roe) and black sesame seeds.

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Summer Set, Php379.00

Want to impress a date without spending an arm and a leg? Then try Teriyaki Boy’s Summer Set meal. For only Php379.00, you and your special someone will enjoy a Teriyaki Boy Chicken Rice Bowl, Katsudon Rice Bowl, Natsu Maki and two (2) glasses of iced tea. You only add Php40 per drink if you want to upgrade it to Watermelon Shake, Mango Shake or Green Tea Milkshake. This delicious and affordable Summer Set is available for dine-in only and not in conjunction with other promos and discounts.

Now, let me just give you a brief background of the stars of this Summer Set meal: the Teriyaki Boy Chicken and Katsudon.

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Teriyaki Boy Chicken

A visit to Teriyaki Boy isn’t complete without trying their signature dish, the Teriyaki Boy Chicken. This is grilled chicken fillet marinated and cooked with sweet and savory teriyaki sauce.

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Katsudon, on the other hand, is breaded pork cutlets deep-fried and simmered in sweet soy sauce, onions and leeks, with beaten egg, and served with steamed Japanese rice. My 9-year-old son tried both Teriyaki Boy Chicken and Katsudon, and he said, “They’re soft and yummy, Mommy!” Need I say more?

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Ebi Tempura and Gyoza

You can pair your Summer Set meal with a plate of Teriyaki Boy’s crispy Ebi Tempura and tasty, succulent Gyoza to make your dining experience even more delightful. These two Teriyaki Boy bestsellers are available all year round.

Teriyaki Boy’s summer food offerings (Watermelon Shake, Natsu Maki and Summer Set meal) will only be available until June 9, 2016, so head on to the branch nearest you.

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