Funny Face Swag Bag Prize Pack Giveaway (ends Oct. 11)

This Funny Face Swag Bag is super cool and cute. Join below for a chance to win a pack.

Funny Face Cranberries Swag Bag Prize Pack

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Prize: Funny Face Cranberries Swag Bag Prize Pack containing Funny Face Cranberries, Collapsible Bowl, Lunch Bag, Water Bottle & Bag Clip

Dates: 9/27/-10/11

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Away From Home Cooking Cookbook Giveaway (ends Oct. 8)

Would you like to win this awesome cookbook? Join below for a chance to win. There will be 5 winners!

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Extended Stay America recently named Lauren Wyler America’s Top Away From Home Cook for her recipe for Baja Fish Taco Tortas with Smoky Cilantro Slaw (see recipe and photo below) in their national recipe contest, be sure to check out the video below. Lauren won $5,000 and her recipe will also be featured in the Away From Home Cooking Cookbook with recipes, tips and tricks from the Food Network’s Sunny Anderson. This new cookbook will feature delicious recipes that are affordable and easy to cook whether you are travelling or at home.

Baja Fish Taco Tortas with Smoky Cilantro Slaw

Baja Fish Taco Tortas with Smoky Cilantro Slaw

2 cups shredded cabbage mix
  • 2 Tablespoons ranch dressing
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pit removed
  • 4 Tablespoons salsa verde
  • 1 lime
  • 1 pound cod
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 torta or bolillo rolls, split in half


  • In a medium mixing bowl combine the shredded cabbage, ranch dressing, hot sauce, chopped cilantro and ½ teaspoon salt. Stir until the slaw is well mixed.
  • In a small bowl place the peeled avocado, salsa verde and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Using a fork, roughly mash and mix together.
  • Cut the lime in half. Take one of the halves and cut it into wedges to serve with the finished tort as.
  • Heat 2 Tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. While the pan is heating sprinkle the cod with the cumin, ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. When the oil is hot, add the fish to the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes. Flip the fish and continue to cook for 3-5 minutes or until the fish flakes easily and is opaque. Remove the pan from the heat and squeeze the half of lime over the fish.
  • To assemble, place the halved torta rolls on each plate. Spread each of the torta bottom evenly with the avocado spread, divide the fish evenly between each and then top each with the slaw. Serve with lime wedges.

For simple meals wherever your travels take you check out the Away From Home Cooking website for great ideas.

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Are you ready for your chance to win 1 of 5 Away From Home Cooking Cookbooks? Just enter using the Giveaway Tools Widget below and be sure to show Extended Stay America some love on facebook and twitter. Good luck!

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Lea & Perrins Isang Kutsara Challenge: Adobong Dilaw sa Gata

Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce is a staple in my pantry. I use it when making sauces, when cooking steak, and sometimes, as a condiment. I’ve never really used it in my everyday cooking and it was only when I was invited to join the Isang Kutsara Challenge, that I realized I could use the yummy sauce in preparing different dishes. For the challenge, I decided to try it with a coconut based dish. To be honest, I didn’t think it would work because it feels odd to match the “sosy” sauce with coconut milk or maybe it’s just me, but I guess, you’ll never really know unless you try, right?

Well, I was very surprised that the dish turned out really good. By adding just a tablespoon of Lea & Perrins, you’ll never guess it’s actually there. It enhanced the taste of the dish — the meat is more tender, the coconut milk is tastier and it kind of tamed the tartness of the vinegar. It was very delicious and even the pickiest eater in the family (my husband!) who is not a fan of coconut milk-based dishes, loved it!

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So, without further ado, here is the recipe…

Lea & Perrins Isang Kutsara Challenge: Adobong Dilaw sa Gata


  • 1 kg. pork kasim, sliced into cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups pure coconut milk (kakang gata)
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk (2nd extraction)
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 green chilis (siling haba)
  • 3-4 slices luyang dilaw (or 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • sea salt


  1. In a medium-sized sauce pot over medium heat, place pork slices, garlic, luyang dilaw, bay leaves, freshly ground pepper and vinegar.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of Lea & Perrins and the second extraction of coconut milk, cover and simmer about 30 to 40 minutes or until pork slices are tender.
  4. Add the pure coconut milk, siling haba and season with sea salt. Let simmer.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot with garlic or steamed rice.
  6. Enjoy!

Do you want to join the challenge? Click and register.

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Simple Ways to Shop for Fresh Fruit

Eating right is highly important for staying healthy. To this end, one’s diet must include a variety of fresh fruit. Regularly consuming fruit is a great way to receive the nutrients necessary for maintaining long-term health.

When it comes to fruit, there are a number of health benefits that can be afforded by meeting serving requirements. Just a few of these include:

  • Dietary fiber found in fruit maintains digestive health and keeps cholesterol low
  • Vitamin C facilitates healing, while also promoting oral health
  • Most fruit is low calorie, low fat, and low sodium

While it’s important to get the daily recommended allotment of fresh fruit, doing so can prove difficult in some communities. Fortunately, there are a number of simple yet effective ways to procure fresh fruit, no matter the circumstance.

Fruit Box Delivery

In many cases, having fresh fruit delivered direct to one’s home can be an ideal option as some areas are sorely lacking access to fresh fruit and vegetables. This is especially true in areas where either weather or environment prevents produce from being consistently available. Thankfully, there are a handful of companies out there like The Fruit Guys who will deliver straight to your doorstep.

In these cases, fresh fruit delivery can be a great way to ensure healthful eating habits are not impeded. Delivery can allow consumers to receive items that are out of season, which is important for maintaining healthy eating habits year-round. Direct delivery is also a highly convenient option for those with hectic lifestyles.

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Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s markets can be hugely beneficial to consumers invested in eating healthy, but who find themselves with very few options for doing so. For instance, city dwellers may be without access to a variety of produce that is readily available in rural communities.

Farmer’s markets allow local farmers and merchants to distribute their wares to a larger clientele. This is essential for keeping smaller farms going, while also providing urban residents with fresh, wholesome produce.

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Specialty Grocery Stores

Eating right is an important consideration for many people these days. As a result, easily accessing a larger assortment of high-quality produce is a frequent concern for customers looking to improve their overall eating habits.

Many grocery stores now afford clientele dedicated organic items among their produce section. This can be a good resource for procuring fresh produce on a regular basis, especially when fruit is concerned.

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A Healthy Diet Equals a Healthy Life

A proper diet must include an assortment of essential items, with produce being a key component for achieving optimum health. The above methods can ensure that all people have access to an abundant supply of fresh and tasty fruit all year round.

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Prawns in Chili Sauce

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Prawns in Chili Sauce


  • 1kg black tiger prawns (fresh shrimps can be used, too)
  • 7 to 8 thin slices ginger
  • 3 spring onions, cut into 1-inch length
  • 1 onion (cut into wedges)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 chilli (sliced) optional
  • Vegetable oil, enough for shallow frying + 1 tbsp
  • Sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce


  1. In a wok and deep frying pan, heat up enough vegetable oil to cover prawns when frying. When it is warm, shallow fry prawns in batches for about 5-6 minutes or until pink. Repeat until the whole batch finishes, set aside.
  2. In a new pan, pour over 1 tbsp spoon of the vegetable oil. Under medium heat, put in garlic, onion and ginger. Cook until soft. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and add into the pan. Stir well.
  3. Add in cooked prawns, spring onions and cut fresh chilli (if using). Cook and stir for another 5 minutes. Serve hot.

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Beautiful Mothers Rings

Have you ever thought of giving your mom or wife a ring? Not just a ring, but mothers birthstone rings. I definitely think this is really cute and I’m sure every mom, and that includes me would love to have a ring that has a birthstone for each member of the family.


It used to be that mothers rings only used to have the mother’s birthstone, but nowadays, more and more moms are choosing to place their children’s Birthstones in their rings, which I think is a wonderful idea.

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Beef Tenderloin with a Mushroom Cream Sauce

A smooth and creamy sauce with melt in your mouth beef tenderloin. This is always a winner. Try it, I’m sure your family will love it, too. Happy cooking!

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Beef Tenderloin with a Mushroom Cream Sauce


  • 1 dash olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 (6 ounce) beef tenderloin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 6 tablespoons cognac (or white wine)
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 1 cup of assorted mushroom (I used canned button mushrooms)
  • chopped parsley


  1. In a fry pan over medium high heat, add a splash of olive oil and half a teaspoon of butter.
  2. Season the beef tenderloin with salt and pepper and add to pan.
  3. Add the clove of garlic and sprig of fresh thyme.
  4. Slowly roast the beef tenderloin on all sides, turning routinely every 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. To cook the beef tenderloin medium, this should take approximately 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Once roasted nicely, golden brown, remove the beef tenderloin and keep warm off to one side.
  7. Pick out the garlic and thyme, return the pan to the heat, and add a splash of cognac and flame so as to allow the alcohol to burn off.
  8. Add the chicken stock and reduce by two- thirds, then add the cream and simmer gently to reduce and thicken by half.
  9. Season with salt and pepper and keep sauce warm on one side.
  10. Using a clean fry pan, over high heat, quickly sauté your choice of assorted mushrooms that have been picked over and cut into hazel nut size pieces.

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