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Dear Facebook Team

Dear Facebook Team, The day Carmina kept posting in her Facebook Page is when I was sharing my moment with Yssa. I was informed my reels cannot be published because someone claimed my page was no longer recommended. The strange thing is the account of Carmina Lifestyle has no violation. I had also checked on my Carmina LS which is my personal Facebook account sometimes it would float there as well. Each account is clean without any violation I've complained right now it is under review or what we call investigating. Upon checking my dashboard, I can still receive my income from the stars on my reels.  The following day I had received a notification asking to reply back to people who have made a comment.  You're asking me to do my weekly challenge. It is very confusing when you've placed me on suspended. I would like to know why I am receiving daily notification from my Carmina Lifestyle. How can you possibly do it when you've been restricted? I've never encountered

French Baker in the Philippines

When you lived in the Philippines for a long time you start missing the bagels back home my sister use to bring us bagels when she had visited us. Now I had discovered places that do sell bagels but the texture is not the same back home. There is nowhere to compare the difference since the taste is almost the same. Flavors available are Cinnamon Raisin or Plain from  French Baker you can purchase them online. They also carry other bread in which we had missed for example sour dough  In case you are a raisin bread lover they also have it at French Baker The one I love eating the most is the soup of the day that comes with bread bowl and it look like this It is best to ask and call to see what soup they are serving the day you plan to visit or when you have it delivered to your location. Loaf of bread sold in their store choose from the following: Whole Wheat Half Loaf Whole Grain Bread  Flat Ciabatta Ciabatta Rolls We will not run out of bread every time we feel like making our sandwic

Dried Daing with Upo Recipe

Why not eat your dried fish cooked with some upo than eating it plain?  Manang V likes to explore with her cooking by adding other than shrimp or pork to her upo dish by adding dried daing in recipe where you don't need to add any seasoning because the fish is already salty. If you have no seasoning in your home no problem because this dish is not needed you can just cook it as it is. Dried Daing with Upo Recipe Ingredients: 3 - Pieces Dried daing 2 - Pieces Upo (peel, remove seeds and slice cubes) 2 - Ripe Tomato (chopped) 1 - Onion (chopped) 4 - Cloves Garlic (chopped) 1 - Cup Water Note: The upo makes it own water when being cooked on its own. Cooking Instructions: In a medium pot pour small amount of cooking oil when hot add garlic, onion, and tomato saute than add upo, dried daing and water cook until upo is tender. Ready to serve in a serving plate.

Pinangat na Sap Sap Recipe

Why not try a different for a change this time in our menu it is sap sap for our fish and normally other people cook this dish is Pompano. Pinangat na Sap Sap Recipe Ingredients: 4 - Pieces - Sap sap (clean) 2 - Ripe Tomato (quartered) 2 - Cloves Garlic (chopped) 1 - Onion (sliced thinly) 8 - Pieces Calamansi 1 - Tbsp Patis (fish sauce) 2 - Cups Water Note: Less liquid the better for this dish Cooking Instructions: In a pan pour small amount of cooking oil when hot add garlic, onion, tomato saute it than add patis, sap sap with water and calamansi juice without the seeds cook for 15 minutes.  It is ready to serve on a plate.

Raisin Bread from Cinnabon in the Philippines

The raisin bread from Cinnabon is my favorite bread it is not as sweet as the cinnamon roll that they  serve in their store. Their bread is soft and warm when you purchase it in their store and can be store and sliced up before you place it in a Tupperware to put in your refrigerator to eat the following day. Of course when you are already there we also purchase their cinnamon roll that come pre packed with either four pieces on the large size or nine pieces the small sizes. There are for the sweet tooth who are into chocolate that is on the cinnamon roll all prices are all different from each product you may refer to it   Cinnabon Philippines .

Dragon Fruit the Healthy Living

Dragon fruit comes in a purple or white color but the purple one is the healthy one to eat it is sweet when it is in season. It is rather an expensive fruit to eat.   Dragon Fruit grows in a cactus plant and it doesn't like growing in a winter place it needs to be avoided by getting the soil wet.  Dragon fruit looks like this when it has harvest from the tree. When you slice the dragon fruit all the juice will come out and it will look like this in the inside make sure you slice it on a plate or cutting board to make sure when it is the purple dragon fruit it doesn't go on your clothes. Dragon fruit looks like a kiwi but on the sweet side and it is easy to remove it's skin off from the fruit it comes out easily by peeling it with your hands once sliced in the middle.  It taste best when cold and cut up to put inside a Tupperware to put in the refrigerator.  The next day when you go to the bathroom don't worry if you see seeds come out from your system it is normal

Filipino Sigarilyas Recipe

This sounds like a  cigarette  that you puff in your mouth but actually it is a name of a vegetable that Filipino eat in the Philippines. There is also another ways to spell sigarilyas which Manang V calls it by Sigillas. Sigarilyas is called a winged bean in English. Filipino Sigarilyas Recipe Ingredients: 1 - Cup Sigarilyas (sliced thinly) 1/2 Cup - Small Shrimp (peel shell and remove head) 1 - Onion (chopped) 2 - Cloves Garlic (minced) Patis to taste 1/2 Cup - Water Cooking Instructions: Step 1: In a pan pour small amount of cooking oil when hot add garlic and onion to saute it than add the shrimp and patis. Add sigarilyas and water Once sigarilyas is tender it is ready to serve There is another way we eat this dish by adding gata to this dish to add more flavor by adding 1 cup of Gata (coconut milk) and other people combined kalabasa (squash) which can be used 1 cup peel, seed out with a spoon and cut into 1 inch cubes.

Filipino Spinach Salad Recipe

There is nothing  simpler  than having a spinach salad that you can combined it with tomato, onion and salted egg to you dish when eating fried fish to your meal. We always want to add something to eat with our fried fish to make our meal complete other than just eating it alone. It is possible to use kangkong in exchange to spinach if it is not available in your area. Filipino Spinach Salad Recipe Ingredients: 1 - Bundle Spinach or Kangkong (clean and remove leaves)  3 - Ripe Tomato (sliced) 1 - Onion (chopped) 1 - Salted Egg (chopped) - Optional Salad Dressing Ingredients: 1/2 Cup - Vinegar Black Pepper to taste Salt to taste 1 Tsp - Calamanis juice or Lemon Cooking Instructions: In a pot boil water and add the spinach or kangkong cook for a few minutes and drain the water place on a serving plate Add tomato, onions and salted egg In a serving bowl combine all ingredients of the dressing together mix well  Ready to eat Note: There are some people who prefer to eat it with bagoong all