I spent one whole afternoon cooking healthy and delicious food. Healthy because the main ingredient is Tuna and delicious because the recipes are from Chef Rosebud.

Me with Chef Rosebud.
Me with Chef Rosebud.

So how did that afternoon go? The invitation was from 2pm to 5pm. I arrived at the venue The Cookery Place around 1245. I know I was so early because, I took an Uber and I was excited.hehehe! but seriously I wasn’t sure where the venue was and how long Uber would take for me to go the venue. So, I went up around 1pm and meet with Chef Rosebud. I have known Chef Rosebud for quite a time now, thru Instagram. I think I can comfortably call her my Instagram buddy. hehehe. It was our first time to meet each other personally. Usually, we just exchange conversation thru IG of thru text I almost meet her during the launch but did not catch her on time.  Our small chitchat was always about our kids, lactation pastries, her healthy (diet) food meals for delivery and my weight lost and wellness journey. It was a good chat actually I learned something much more personal about Chef Rosebud.

The Girls of Gold Seas Tuna
Me with the girls of Gold Seas Tuna, thanks for having me.

Then 2pm came and I again meet someone familiar to me. This time its a co-mom that I follow thru IG. It was Michelle of Momfriday.com. Its my first time to meet with her too. Gosh, she’s so tall! hehehe. Michelle, has been encouraging me to try pilates. She even invited me to join her in a class. I guess I need more guts before I can go wth her. She’s a pro in pilates. hehehe.

then came another mom that I know— A mom that I often work with. Its no other than mommy Ginger or MommyGinger.com blog. Ginger and I have know each other for years. I have been sponsoring her events related to moms and family. It was so nice to see her again. We usually just talk thru FB or email. hehehe. We were also joined by 2 other moms namely Frances of the Topaz Horizon Blog and Shari of The Misty Mom.

This is me and my friend Mommy Ginger!
This is me and my friend Mommy Ginger!

2:30 came and Miss Madz of Gold Seas Tuna, gave a short talk about their product. As per Miss Mads, did you know that Gold Seas Tuna Chunks uses only responsibly-fished tuna and is dolphin safe to help preserve sustain and preserve marine life for future generations. She also emphasized on the kind of tuna their company uses. The tunas they can are all chunks, assuring you that there is no additive and you only get the premium quality, you deserve. There is no other brand available today that uses chunks, other than Gold Seas Tuna.

Miss Mads of Gold Seas Tuna.
Miss Mads of Gold Seas Tuna.

2:35 Chef Rosebud took the floor and invited us to our own stations so we can start our cooking class. First on our lesson was the Gold Seas Tuna Chunks Shepherd Pie. Here’s the recipe.

My station for the day.
My station for the day.

TUNA SHEPHERD’S PIE

INGREDIENTS
 3 medium  potatoes, peeled, chopped, boiled and mashed
 30g unsalted butter
 1/4 cup milk
 1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
 2 teaspoons olive oil
 1 medium white onion, chopped
 720g jar tomato pasta sauce
 2 celery stalks, trimmed, chopped
 150g broccoli, cut into florets
 1/3 cup frozen corn kernels
 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
 2 cans tuna in spring water, drained, flaked

PROCEDURE

1. Put mashed potato in a bowl. Add butter, milk and two-thirds of the cheese.
Season with salt and pepper. Stir with a wooden spoon until smooth. Cover to keep
warm.

 

Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes with Milk and butter.

 

 

2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3
minutes or until onion has softened. Add pasta sauce, celery, broccoli and corn. Stir
and combine. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add basil and
tuna. Season with salt and pepper.
Stir to combine.

 

Gold Seas Tuna Chunks in Water.
Gold Seas Tuna Chunks in Water.

 

Gold Seas Tuna Chunks mixture with corn, broccoli,
Gold Seas Tuna Chunks mixture with pasta sauce, celery, corn, broccoli and basils.

 

3. Preheat grill on medium. Divide tuna mixture between four 1 1/2 cup-capacity
ramekins. Top with mashed potato.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes or until potato is golden and
cheese has melted. Serve.

 

In a ramekin, put the tuna mixture and topped with mashed potatoes and 2 kinds of cheese.
In a ramekin, put the tuna mixture and topped with mashed potatoes and 2 kinds of cheese.
My finish product! Gold Seas Tuna Speherd's Pie.
My finish product! Gold Seas Tuna Speherd’s Pie x MamaChows. =)

 

For the second dish, Chef Rosebud shared her healthy and hearty recipe of Tuna Quesidilla. Mi favorito, but doesn’t know how to do this because I get intimidated with the quesadilla. Don’t get me wrong but my kitchen orientation is baking, I am so used to using kitchen gadgets. hehehe! Never knew it would just this easy. haha!

TUNA QUESADILLA

INGREDIENTS:
 1 pack Spaghetti Sauce
 1 pack Flour Tortilla, small size
 500 grams Mozzarella Cheese
 250 grams button mushrooms, sliced
 2 cans of Tuna in water
 Olive Oil for pan frying

FOR THE SALSA:
 Tomatoes, diced
 Ripe mango, diced
 Olive oil
 Lemon
 Cilantro
 Salt and pepper to taste

My Salsa.
My Salsa.

To assemble salsa, just mix all ingredients. Its best to cut the ingredients the same size. You also, have to drizzle a little olive oil to make the colors more vibrant.

To watch the raw video, taken during the event on how to cook the Gold Seas Tuna Quesidilla

(Click on this link) ——-> Youtube MamaChows

PROCEDURE
1. Spread some Spaghetti sauce on a tortilla. In a sautée pan, put a little cooking oil and add in the drained tuna chunks. Pls drain your Tuna chunks properly to avoid spatters. Please be careful!

Using the back of your spoon, Smother the tortilla with pasta sauce.
Using the back of your spoon, Smother the tortilla with pasta sauce.
Top it with the tuna and mushroom mixture. You may op to sautéed the tune with garlic and onions if you wish too.
Top it with the tuna and mushroom mixture. You may op to sautéed the tune with garlic and onions if you wish too.
In a sautée pan, put a little oil. Add in drained tuna chunks and mushrooms.
In a sautée pan, put a little oil. Add in drained tuna chunks and mushrooms. Can you see all those Tuna Chunks? This is your quality assurance that Gold Seas Tuna is of premium quality.

2. Top with grated mozzarella cheese, sliced mushrooms and tuna flakes.

This is me,
This is me, fixing my tortilla. Grab photo from IG stories. Thanks Laila for the photo.

3. Fold in half and pan-fry until golden.

top it with 2 kinds of cheese. Quick melting cheese and cheddar cheese.
top it with 2 kinds of cheese. Quick melting cheese and cheddar cheese.
Fold in half and cook in a pan.
Fold in half and cook in a pan.

4. Drain on tissue paper to remove excess oil. Serve with tomato salsa on the side.

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There you have it, I hope you will try those to recipes so your family can enjoy healthy yummy foods.

 

the happy me!
the happy me!

As most of you know by now, I am on my wellness journey and that means, That Tuna Quesadilla will be on our monthly menu very soon. To Gold Seas Tuna, thank you for having me.

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