Eva Tries to Cook: Cheesy Cheese Sticks

Friday, September 25, 2015

Taking a break from the running-related posts, here's something fun to make and then eat afterwards. Here is a quick and easy recipe for cheese-covered cheese sticks. Sounds redundant? Maybe so, but it's sooo good that I couldn't care less.

  • cheddar cheese
  • all-purpose flour
  • one egg, beaten
  • bread crumbs
  • Cheetos or something similar
What to do:
  1. Slice the cheddar cheese block into sticks. Size may depend on your preference.
  2. Get three separate bowls: bowl one for the flour, bowl two for the beaten egg, and bowl three for the bread crumbs mixed with crushed Cheetos.
  3. Get a cheese stick and dip it in bowl one, two, and three, in exactly that order. Which means that it will be coated in flour, then in egg, and then in bread-and-Cheetos crumbs.
  4. Repeat step number three for all cheese sticks.
  5. Put the cheese sticks in the freezer and leave it there for about three hours.
  6. After three hours, deep-fry the cheese-covered cheese sticks in low to medium heat. Fry the cheese sticks until they're golden yellow-ish.
  7. Make a dip by mixing some mayo with some ketchup, and enjoy!

While this is not exactly a healthy recipe, it is okay to have some cheat snack once in a while. I'm gonna burn these off with a good workout anyway so why not, right? :)

Witness the Future: The Launch of Nike Young Athletes Stores

Monday, September 21, 2015

Nike Philippines launched the first ever Nike only retail store dedicated to the athletic needs of Filipino children last Saturday, September 12, 2015. The event was held at the activity center of the newly opened Ayala Park Triangle building at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig where the Nike Prodigy Young Athletes flagship store is located. Nike Prodigy Young Athletes retail store is not only a first in the country, but also a first in the whole of South East Asia. 

The ribbon cutting ceremony was lead by PBA Players Mike Cortez and Larry Fonacier with their sons Mikey and Liam, Nike Country Manager Loulette Quinio with her grandson Viggo Herce and PBA Player and Gilas Pilipinas star Gabe Norwood’s sons Orion and Cash. 

Gone are the days when parents would have to outsource athletic wear for their kids from other countries and kids settling for athletic apparel and footwear that is either too small or too big for them. As Nike Philippines Marketing and Product Specialist Andro Torres said “Exposing kids at a very young age to sports is critical for a child’s development. Not only do they develop their motor and physical skills, but they also get the values that come with sports. With that said, Nike Prodigy Young Athletes will be a big help to parents and children in the Philippines since we all know the importance of getting the right athletic products is very vital in optimizing sports performance; especially in the developmental stages for kids.“ 

A great number of kids ages 13 and below arrived with their parents to be part of the grand launch of the Nike Prodigy Young Athletes flagship store. The festivities were kicked off by PBA Anchor Aaron Atayde along with Patricia Hizon, also a mom of two active boys highly involved in sports. 

These kids were treated to a fun and activity filled afternoon. Participants were supplied with a special edition I Am the Future t-shirt care of Prodigy Young Athletes Store. These shirts were customized to be able to put the name of the participating child. While wearing their limited edition tees, all kids were able to participate in a series of sports challenges to test their basketball, football and running abilities. Aside from their parents cheering them on, special guest coaches were there to help guide the kids and hone their skills. UAAP Analyst and Ateneo Blue Eaglets Coach Marco Benitez lead the basketball skills challenge, for football, Simon McMenemy, Manager of the UFL team Loyola Meralco Sparks and for the running and fitness, triathlete and running enthusiast Hector Yuzon and Nike Training Club Trainer Katz Salao. 

Aside from providing superior product innovation for sports, Nike also provides inspiration for the youth with athletes such as Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and others. Larry Fonacier echoed this saying, “My son Liam really looks up to the NBA players and tries to emulate their moves and swagger on the court.”

*Photos are mine. Text content were from the Press Release.