Great finds to #TreatYourself with at SM Markets

And just like that, we’re already in the BER months…

Can you already feel the difference?

In contrast to the general mood for the past two-and-a-half years wherein temperance and abstinence were the order of the day, we are now entering a period where we can feel right in rewarding ourselves for having pulled through.

SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Treat Yourself Live

Now is a time for a little bit of self-love, wouldn’t you agree?

That’s what SM Markets, specifically SM Supermarket and Savemore, brings to you through its Treat Yourself activations. There are different ways to treat yourself – such as indulging in delicious food, engaging in calming or creative hobbies such as cooking or baking or pampering yourself with bath and body products to nourish your body and build confidence.

These are embodied by SM Markets Ambassadors who graced SM’s Treat Yourself Day held last August 20 at SM Megamall with their presence, raffled off some items from their own collections, as well as shared their stories on how they treat themselves:

  • Travel vlogger Angel Dei splurges on hair care products
  • Food influencer Hazel Cheffy likes grocery shopping, even when she has already restocked her pantry
  • Star volleyball athlete Rachel Daquis makes sure to nourish her body with recovery food, especially after a hard day of games and practices
SM Treat Yourself Live
Me with Angel Dei, travel vloggger
SM Treat Yourself Live
Me with Hazel Cheffy, food influencer
SM Treat Yourself Live
Me with Rachel Daquis, star athlete
SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Markets Ambassadors with SM Mascots

The event also showcased practical and budget-friendly food items from Australian supermarket brand Coles. (More deets on Coles products here.)

SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Treat Yourself Live

The event also featured exciting bundles that bring freebies or savings from participating brands that visitors could avail of using their SM Advantage Card. These included:

SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 2 AMIGO SEGURADO SPAGHETTI 850G +
SWEET SAUCE 850G, get FREE AMIGO SEGURADO SPAGHETTI
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy ANGEL KREMDENSADA 410ML AND 1 ANGEL ALL PURPOSE CREAMER 370ML, save Php10
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 3 LUCKY ME KASALO PACK KALAMANSI 120g, get FREE LUCKY ME KASALO PACK
KALAMANSI 120g
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 1 BARILLA SAUCES BOLOGNESE 400G, get GET FREE BARILLA SPAGHETTI-500g
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 1 UFC GOLDEN FIESTA CANOLA OIL 1LX2 DUO PACK, get FREE UFC CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP 70G
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 2 CENTURY TUNA-FLAKES VEGETABLE OIL 180G AND 1 CENTURY TUNA FLAKES IN
CALAMANSI-155G, save Php5
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy KNORR-SINIGANG SAMPALOK ORIGINAL-44G, get FREE KNORR-SINIGANG SAMPALOK
ORIG 44G, or buy 3 KNORR-SOUP CRAB & CORN-60G, get GET FREE KNORR-SOUP CRAB & CORN-60G
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 3 ALASKA UHT_FRESH-1L, get FREE SM BONUS MARSHMALLOWS 200G
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 3 MEGA TUNA FLAKES IN OIL EASY OPEN CAN 180G, get FREE MEGA TUNA SPANISH STYLE 155G
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 1 JOLLY COCONUT CREAM 400ML AND 1
PINEAPPLE CHUNKS 567G, get FREE JOLLY WHOLE MUSHROOM 284G
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy JACK ‘n JILL NOVA COUNTRY CHEDDAR PARTY PACK 160G, save P5
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 1 ENSURE GOLD COFFEE 850G, get FREE SM BONUS FRUIT COCKTAIL 3.06KG
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 2 NIDO 5+ GROWING UP MILK 2KG, get FREE SM BONUS PURE HONEY 455g
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 2 COLGATE ADVANCED WHITE 160g X 2, get FREE PALMOLIVE SOAP PINK PINKISH &
GLOW 115g
SM Treat Yourself Live
Buy 2 HEAD & SHOULDERS SHAMPOO COOL MENTHOL 170ML, get
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Buy 2 CREAMSILK TREATMENT KERATIN DAMAGE REPAIR 650ML, get FREE DOVE WHITE BEAUTY BAR SOAP 135G

You can look forward to similar fun activities and awesome bundles in upcoming mall activations and road shows:

  • Sep 3-4: SM Fairview mall activation
  • Sep 9-23: roadshow stores in SM Supermarket Sta. Mesa, Manila, Southmall, Novaliches, & Savemore Angono2
  • Sep 17-18: SM San Lazaro mall activation
SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Treat Yourself Live
SM Treat Yourself Live

So go ahead and #TreatYourselfInSM to enjoy all these awesome deals and reward yourself for all you’ve been through and accomplished for the past years.

Check out my previous posts about SM Markets:

Guilt-free recipes made with Mega Tuna

One of the more benign, even beneficial, effects of the quarantine is the renewed interest in home cooking.

In the earlier days of the lockdown, with dining out prohibited and food delivery options quite limited, the metro’s denizens took stock of their pantry and set about creating their culinary masterpieces with ingredients they have on hand.

Guess what’s invariably present in Pinoy kitchen cabinets. Canned tuna!

Tuna is one of the most eaten fish in the world. It can be eaten fresh – either raw or cooked – as well as canned, which involves pre-cooking. In the Philippines, canned tune may be available in several variants such as in oil, in water, in flakes, hot and spicy, Spanish-style or corned, among others.

Mega Tuna Recipes

Mega Tuna Recipes

Canned tuna lends itself well to home cooking. It is flavorful enough to appeal to the palate (it can even be eaten straight out of the can) yet flexible to be applied to many dishes from canapes and salads to pastas. Canned tuna is also healthier than meat, generally having lower levels of saturated and trans fats as well as higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids compared to beef.

Mega Tuna Recipes

Mega Tuna Recipes

In a Zoom event hosted by Mega Tuna last December, brand ambassador Chef JP Anglo of Sarsa Kitchen shared some new recipes made with Mega Tuna that can form part of the holiday spread.

Mega Tuna Recipes

Mega Tuna Recipes

Check them out:

Tuna Arroz Caldo

Ingredients:

  • Mega Tuna Spanish Style
  • 350g white or brown rice
  • 150g chicharon
  • 20g fresh garlic
  • 50g ginger
  • 30g fried garlic
  • 30g spring onion
  • 5g black pepper
  • 20ml patis
  • 4pcs calamansi

Procedure:

In a pot, pour the oil from the can of Mega Tuna Flakes in Spanish Style, then saute the ginger and garlic.

Add a liter of water and cooked rice, and cook for twenty to thirty minutes.

Pour the arroz caldo in a bowl, add the Mega Tuna and top with spring onions, fried garlic, chicharon and black pepper.

Season with patis.

Mega Tuna Recipes

Mega Tuna Recipes

Tuna Soba Noodles

Ingredients:

  • Mega Tuna Sweet and Spicy
  • 500g soba noodles
  • 30ml sesame oil
  • 20g sesame seeds
  • 60ml oyster sauce
  • 5g salt
  • 3pc fried eggs
  • Chili garlic (optional)

Procedure:

Cook soba noodles in hot water (make sure not to overcook them).

Toss all ingredients with the noodles and add half of the tuna and half of the oil from the can to flavor the noodles.

Pour the mixture into a bowl and top with the remaining tuna, fried garlic, spring onions and fried egg.

Mega Tuna Recipes

Mega Tuna Recipes

I was able to try these delicious dishes since I received a box containing these dishes as well as Mega Tuna’s four variants: in Oil, Spanish Style, Sweet and Spicy and Hot and Spicy.

Mega Tuna Recipes

Mega Tuna Recipes

Mega Tuna Recipes

Mega Tuna Recipes

Hubby found the Mega Tuna variants well-suited to his midnight snacking.

The holidays may be over but we can carry over these recipes into the new year as we continue to create delectable viands from our kitchen staples such as Mega Tuna.

Mega Tuna is available in leading supermarkets and grocery stores as well as in Shopee and Lazada.