(Vlog Series) The Cooking Fashionistas: Episode 1

          Issa and I have been working on two projects together this year -- a blog series, When Food and Fashion Meet; and a vlog series, The Cooking Fashionistas. Our first post for When Food and Fashion Meet was published earlier this month, and now finally, the FIRST EPISODE of our vlog series is out! 

         So, what's this vlog series about? Well, if you can't decide which you love more -- food or fashion -- this is the perfect series for you! Basically, this concept is a product of Issa asking me to teach her how to cook, and me, asking Issa to teach me a thing or two about fashion tricks of the trade as well. Watch the video below and see if I'm right. ;)

        Lemme just fill you in on the recipe featured in the video and how to make it:

Ham, Mango and Cheese Quesadilla
w/ guacamole and fresh tomato salsa 


1   pack          soft tortilla (up to you if you want 6" or 12")
1   small bar    Eden MeltSarap, grated
1   pack          King's Cooked Ham, sliced into half
2   whole        ripe mango, sliced
1   small stick  Magnolia Butterlicious

(for the guacamole)
1      whole   ripe avocado
1/2   pc        lime/calamansi
                   black pepper

(for the tomato salsa)
5   whole    green tomatoes, de-seeded and diced
1   whole    red onion, chopped
2   tbsp       olive oil
1/2 pc        lime/lemon

  1. Make the tomato salsa and guacamole first:
          (for the guacamole)
              - Mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork.
              - Squeeze out the juice of half a lime or lemon on the avocado.
              - Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

          (for the tomato salsa)
              - In a bowl, mix together diced tomatoes, chopped red onion, olive oil  and lime/lemon juice. 
                 - Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
     2. Assemble the quesadilla on a plate in this order: 
                        grated cheese
                        sliced ham
                        sliced mango
                        grated cheese

       3. Heat a teflon pan or grill pan or grill. Melt a bit of butter to give your tortilla that grilled look. 

        4. Cook quesadilla on both sides; at first, browning one side, and then browning the other until both are of crisp perfection.

        5. Slice on a chopping board and serve on a plate with guacamole and tomato salsa.

         Just 5 easy steps! If Issa can make it, so can you! :D
If any of you will try the recipe at home, it would be great if you could post pictures on my fb page: facebook.com/babeforfood

  For the fashion d-i-y, just visit my crazy little friend's blog, issaplease, and be amazed at all the wonders this girl could do to your wardrobe or style. 

We'd like to thank Ejay Williams of Zage Media Productions for being so kind to shoot this episode for us and offered us his home for the set. I wish I had his kitchen. I DIIEE at the beauty of it. :D

And special thanks to Rachel Arandilla and Luis Quibranza III for being mechanical and moral support through the cameras and all. 

I hope you liked this post and I hope you'd look forward to the next episodes of The Cooking Fashionistas. 

Don't forget to like and share the video ad subscribe to our channel. Thank you! 


  1. If I can make it... obvious NOOD, then ANYBODY can make it.

    "It's ok, I'm not scared. OMG, I'm so scared."

    You pulled this whole thing together. So poised. :) I will grow up tomorrow. Promise!

    1. HAHAHA. It was exactly as fun as I knew it would be. Thanks so much, love! Really couldn't have done it without you, my crazy genius! ;)

  2. it's not just perfect. it's perfecter!

  3. will definitely try this!! thanks

    your new follower,
    The Girl with the Muji Hat

    1. thanks! do take a picture of it and post on my fb page: Babe for Food when you do. :D

  4. I love the idea of pairing mango, cheese, and ham -- sounds really, really good! I think I'll try browning the ham before putting it into the quesadilla, as the maillard reaction makes everything better. Finally, thanks for the hint about using a glass to cut mango! I live in a US state with lots of mangoes, and never knew that trick!

    Great first vlog, and I look forward to many more!

    1. Hi!

      Browning the ham sounds like a great idea. Maybe on the grill? Yum!

      Thanks for the kind comments and for dropping by! :)