Friday, June 13, 2014

Oster Kitchen Conversations with Patty Laurel - Filart plus Recipes

It all started with the IG post/contest of Ms. Patty Laurel calling pairs to join a cooking hangout with her together with Oster and The Green Grocer. Since it's about cooking (and you all know that hubby and I love to cook and eat) and seeing Ms. Patty Laurel in person, I asked hubby if we could join the contest. At siyempre, game kaagad ang asawa ko! Kaya the following day, I asked him na magpicture picture na kami na para ma-isubmit ko na entry namin. Umagang umaga yun ha, as in pagkagising na pagkagising pa lang namin kaya medyo umaalma siya.

Our conversation goes like this...

Me (with the props): Tara be, alika na dito papicture na tayo.
Doc Padu: Mamaya na lang pagkaligo natin.
Me (atat na atat): Ngayon na baka kasi hindi na tayo makapagpapicture eh.
Doc Padu: Ano ka ba? Di pa ako nagtootoothbrush eh!
Me (laughing): Bakit? Ano naman kinalaman ng pagtoothbrush sa pagpapapicture? Bakit, maamoy ba hininga mo sa picture? Hahaha!

In short, walang nagawa si mister! Nagphotoshoot na kami nung umaga with all the props. And here was our winning entry (pardon the labandera look ha)...

O di ba? Mga walang ligo at suklay kami diyan. Hahaha! Buti na lang at we were one of the 3 pairs na napili to participate in the event.

The event was held at Miele Kitchen Gallery, Focus Global Inc., Pioneer corner Reliance Streets. We arrived there on time and I was so thrilled when I saw this lovely setup...

Even the display of fresh fruits and vegetables of The Green Grocer were so nice. Para kang nasa cooking show talaga eh. =)

While waiting for the event to start, nag-ikot ikot muna ako around the Focus Global building. Ang shala lang talaga ng showroom. Pang mayaman! (Kailan kaya ako magkakaroon ng mansion para naman makapamili ako doon? Chos!)

Even Oster had a display of their products...

We started off by introducing ourselves then konting chika chika.

The first dish that we prepared was the Watermelon & Feta Salad. Super dali lang nito ipreprare, promise! Ang sarap pa ng blend ng flavors. At dahil dito, kailangan ko na mag-invest ng salad spinner at microplane!

Watermelon & Feta Salad


  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons0
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots (1 large)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup good olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 bunches arugula or any lettuce, washed & spun dry
  • 1/8th seedless watermelon, rind removed, and cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 12 ounces diced feta cheese
  • 1 cup whole fresh mint leaved, julienned


  1. Whisk together the orange juice, lemon juice, shallots, honey, salt, and pepper. Slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking constantly, to form an emulsion. If not using within an hour, store the vinaigrette covered in the refrigerator.
  2. Place the lettuce, watermelon, feta, and mint in a large bowl. Drizzle with enough vinaigrette to coat the greens lightly and toss well. Taste for seasonings and serve immediately.

2616 Oster Stick Mixer with Chopper & Whisk

After the salad, we were divided into "grillers" and "blenders". The "grillers" prepared the tandoori flavored chicken skewers with Grilled Tomatoes while the "blenders" prepared the cauliflower rice.

Kami ni hubby together with Diana and her boyfriend ang team "grillers". Here is our group picture with Bebo...

Here is our finished product...

Nice the grill marks right? What I like about this chicken is that kahit malamig na namin kinain, hindi siya dry.

Here is hubby grilling the tomatoes...

Feel na feel niya di ba? dream come true niya yan. Frustrated chef kasi yan eh o di kaya chef siya nung past life niya. Hehe.

Here are hubby's grilled tomatoes...

I have a confession to make. Di ako mahilig sa tomatoes. Kumakain lang ako niyan kapag nasa sinigang. Nahiya lang ako kaya kinain ko yung nasa plate ko. Pero, in fairness ha, masarap siya. Parang nag-iba ang pananaw ko sa kamatis. Hehe.

Tandoori Flavored Chicken Skewers with Grilled Tomatoes


  • 1 Kg chicken breast fillet
  • 2 500g tubs The Green Grocer Organic cow's milk yogurt
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 lemons
  • garlic, about half a bulb, minced
  • 1 knob ginger, minced
  • 4 tbsp Bebo's Spice Rub
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • about 20 pieces whole tomatoes
  • bamboo skewers
  1. Combine yoghurt, lemons, salt & pepper, minced garlic, minced ginger, Bebo's Spice Rub, melted butter to form the marinade for the chicken.
  2. Cut chicken breast into strips and place in the marinade for a least 30 minutes.
  3. Stick about 4 strips of chicken breast into the bamboo skewers. Each kilo of breast fillet should make about 12 to 15 skewers.
  4. Grill the chicken skewers for three minutes per side. Set aside.
  5. Season whole tomatoes with salt, pepper and olive oil and grill for about three minutes as well.

4767 Oster Indoor Grill

The team "blenders" prepared the cauliflower rice...

Never did I know na possible pala ito. The best part with this cauliflower rice is yung malutong na part yung medyo sunog sunog (counterpart ng tutong sa sinaing). Magandang replacement ng rice di ba?

Cauliflower Rice


  • 3 heads cauliflower
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  1. Wash cauliflower and clean out any black spots. Rough chop the cauliflor into florets or manageable pieces.
  2. Put the florets into the Osterizer and pulse process until you reach the texture and consistency of rice. Do not overdue the mincing, or else the mixture will turn out soggy.
  3. Lay out the cauliflower rice into a baking pan and season with salt, turmeric and garlic.
  4. Put the baking pan in the oven toaster and bake for 15 minutes.

4172 10-Speed Osterizer
7052 Oster Oven Toaster

The next dish that we prepared is the oven-baked milkfish. This is very flavorful and the best part, as always, is the belly!

Sorry for the picture. Hindi ko na nakunan yung finished product eh. Hehe.

Oven-Baked Milkfish


  • 2 pieces whole boneless milkfish
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tsp dried coriander
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp tequila
  • 2 whole onions, diced
  • 2 pieces whole tomatoes, diced
  1. Brush each milkfish with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and dried coriander.
  2. Preheat the oven toaster to 170 degrees Celsius.
  3. On a separate bowl, mix tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lemon juice, and tequila. season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the salsa on top of the milk fish and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Broil fro 3-5 minutes. Serve hot.

7052 Oster Oven Toaster

For our drink, we had the all natural brewed iced tea. Very healthy ito compared sa mga instant iced tea. Yun lang, hindi mo siya ma-bobotomless dahil medyo expensive ang preparation.

All Natural Brewed Iced Tea


  • 4 Raspberry tea bags (or any citrus-based tea)
  • crushed ice 
  • 1L water
  • 0.5L hot water
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 lemon
  • mint

  1. Steep the tea bags in half a liter of hot water for about 5 minutes.
  2. Set aside the tea bags and cool the tea.
  3. Place the tea into the blender and add honey, lemon juice and crushed ice.
  4. Blend until honey is evenly distributed in your iced tea.
  5. Add mint to garnish.

BPST02 Oster Pro Blender

And for sweet endings, we prepared grilled pineapple & banana with vanilla gelato...

This is so sinfully yummy! Kung unli lang ang serving nito, ang dami ko nang nakain. Hehe.

Grilled Pineapple & Banana with Vanilla Gelato


  • 1 whole pineapple, cored & cut into rings
  • 5 bananas, sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp pure raw honey
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp coco sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • vanilla ice cream or gelato
  • Rhum
  1. To make the glaze, combine butter, honey, coco sugar, cinnamon powder, lemon zest and juice, and a pinch of salt into a saucepan until the butter is fully melted and mixed thoroughly.
  2. Glaze syrup onto your pineapple and bananas and place the fruits on the indoor grill for two minutes each side. Combine rhum and vanilla extract and splash onto the fruit while on the grill.
  3. On a plate, lay out a pineapple ring, place a scoop of vanilla gelato on top, and top with a banana and some syrup.

4767 Oster Indoor Grill

Ang dami namin ginawa di ba? Kaya happy tummy kami after the kitchen hangout eh. Pero wait, there's more! Aside sa natuto, nag-enjoy at nabusog kami, may surprise pa kami from Oster. They gave us My Blend personal blender as a token...

At siyempre, hindi mawawala ang photo op with Ms. Patty Laurel...

Nakakatuwa at nakakakilig! Ang bait bait niya and she's so down to earth! Pretty face with a beautiful heart. =)

Here is a photo of our group c/o Ms. Patty Laurel...

Sobrang saya lang talaga ng event na ito. We learned a lot, we ate a lot and we get acquainted with other people. Aside from that, another bonding experience ito sa amin ni hubby kasi simula nung magkaroon kami ng kids hindi na kami masyado nakakapagsolo. Kaya nga I'm super thankful dahil nakasama kami dito. =)

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