08 June 2014

My Recipe: Vegetable Spaghetti Ala Vee

Spaghetti has been one of the staple foods in various kiddie parties. In our home, it is my husband's favourite pasta, which eventually became E's favorite as well. What is the difference of this one to other spaghetti? Well, I did not use any meat. Here's how:


(For the Sauce)

1 kilo spaghetti sweet style sauce (this is loved by kids)
Tomato paste (the amount will actually depend on you. This helps the sauce to be a little thick and creamy)
5 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup butter
1 whole garlic minced
2 onions minced
1 large size of carrot cut into small cubes
1 large size red bell pepper cut into small cubes
1 tbsp dried basil leaves
1 270g mushrooms thinly cut
1 small can condensed milk

(For the pasta)

Spahetti or angel hair pasta (I used 450-500g)
3 tbsp cooking oil
1 tbsp rock salt


1. For the pasta, cook it according to its instructions located on its back label.
2. For the sauce:
    a. Saute' garlic (until brown) and onions (till caramelized) with olive oil and butter.
    b. Place the mushrooms and leave it for about 3 minutes.
    c. Place carrots and leave for 3 minutes.
    d. Place spaghetti sauce and stir. Let it simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes.
    e. Place red bell pepper, basil leaves and black pepper. Mix in tomato paste and condensed milk. Let it simmer again for about 10-15 minutes. Stir the sauce mixture once in a while for it to avoid sticking with the cooking pan.

Pour the sauce on the pasta. Serve warm. Top it with grated cheese.

07 June 2014

Pre-Product Review: Hair Regrowth Through NOVUHAIR

For a woman like me, our hair serves as our "crowning glory." We are often more concerned of how does our hair look like than our skin (well at least for me since I find my skin to be more manageable than my hair). This also holds true to my husband who for about 2 years now has been having a problem with hair loss. Prior reviewing the gift of Novu Hair, we must first answer some questions about hair loss.

Hair Loss Facts

Types of Hair Loss
  • Involutional Alopecia - a natural condition in which hair gradually thins when we come of age.
  • Androgenic Alopecia - this can be possibly experience by both male and female. Men may begin experiencing this in their teens while for us women; we may being experiencing this in our 40s.
  • Alopecia Areata - this is a patchy hair loss among young and adults that could even result to tap hair loss. On the other hand, about 90 percent of these cases return to normal hair condition after a few years.
  • Alopecia Universalis - hair all over the body falls out (yes everything!).
  • Trichotillomania - psychological order where one person pulls out his/her own hair and is mostly seen in children.
  • Telogen Effluvium - temporary hair thinning over the scalp.
In addition to this, hair loss may be hereditary, genetics, severe stress, illness, result of over-all ageing process, hormonal changes (especially for women who just gave birth or are still pregnant) and nutritional changes.
Treatments For Hair Loss

There has been a lot effort scientifically in negating this natural human phenomenon. On the other hand, in the advent of science and technology also, natural remedies are already available and this is where NOVUHAIR enters.

NOVUHAIR Pre-Product Preview 
(My Husband's Testimony)

Novuhair Topical Shampoo and Topical Scalp Lotion
NOVUHAIR is a product that boasts of its natural herbs, essential oils and nutrients that naturally treat hair problems the safest and effective way.

My husband started using these two main NOVUHAIR products last May 5, 2014. As I have sighted above, he has been suffering for a kind of alopecia for I guess 6 months now aside from the fact that baldness is somehow hereditary in his father side. 

For a month now, 2 patches of hair loss are still present though we noticed thin brownish hair follicles that are already starting to grow. The product promises that a greater result can be seen after the first set of package is used. My husband is actually on his halfway using the product and currently we both are satisfied with result we are seeing.

On the other hand, it must be noted that CONSISTENCY in using the product is needed. Likewise, your job type is also a factor. My husband is now in his staff position and stress is actually inevitable. So at the end of the usage of the product, this also affects its effectiveness. Nevertheless, we firmly believed that we already found the product meant for my husband's hair loss treatment needs.