Quick and easy recipes from Xandra Rocha

Quick and easy recipes from Xandra Rocha

By Jane Kingsu-Cheng

With so many things we moms have to worry about every single day, making sure there is literally food on the table is tops on that to-do list. Mom-of-two Xandra Rocha shares the same sentiments, “One thing I suffer from is mom brain. It is real. It’s when you feel so overwhelmed by the 10 million things you have to do as a mom. I feel like everyday there are so many things that need to get done, and having to go to the grocery is usually on that list. That takes up a lot of time: getting into the car, lining up.If you’re going to a new grocery, you still need to familiarize yourself with the aisles.”

Online shopping to the rescue

So how does this chic mom do it all? Rocha gave us a glimpse of how she juggles mom life in a breeze, with online shopping and items delivered right to your home. As an added challenge, she even shared how easy it is to host a lovely evening with friends by ordering through the honestbee app and products from S&R. “I am thrilled. I can do my shopping anywhere, and I don’t have to physically be there,” adds Rocha.

“We are always looking for establishments to partner with to deliver your favorite food and grocery items straight to your doorstep,” says Crystal Gonzalez, Managing Director. “We’re happy to have found one in S&R which allows you to enjoy its world class and high quality products with just a press of a button.”

Rocha’s easy recipes

Part of the launch included a quick prepping demo for last-minute hosting duties. Rocha was excited, “I’ll be showing you how to do an extremely easy appetizer: Smoked salmon on toast. I’ll be using a lot of fresh herbs, cream cheese, and sour cream. I want people to have fun and creative when they prep food. I don’t cook using recipes. I cook to  taste. I just mix things. I taste as I go. I add thing as needed.” She also added a drink to go with the pica-pica. It’s a pretty sweet drink called La Chiquita Lolita.

Smoked Salmon on Toast


     *Cream cheese

     * Sour cream

     * Chopped fresh herbs (dill, chives, flat leaf parsley, cilantro)

     * Lemon (zest)

     * Smoked salmon

     * Crostini, or crackers


1. Mix in finely chopped herbs, lemon zest, cream cheese and sour cream in bowl

2. Spread on cracker or crostini

3. Top with smoked salmon and drizzle with lemon juice

La Chiquita Lolita


    * Pink guava juice

    * Fresh Mango cubes

    * Shot of Vodka (any brand)

    * Fresh Basil leaves

    * Ice


    Just mix in all the ingredients together.

Visit honestbee.ph for more information. All first-time users get P500 off with a minimum purchase of P2,500.