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This love month, fall in love with healthy and delicious food from COOKMUNITY®. Serving food to your loved ones is one of the best ways to show your love and concern. The thoughtful inquiry “kumain kana?” (Have you eaten?) and the loving invitation “kain na tayo!” (Let’s eat!) are simple gestures of love that always warm our hearts.

Amidst the pandemic, this month of February brings in positive vibes from occasions like the Chinese New Year and the Valentine’s Day. And while many restaurants are ready to take you in for a special dining experience, it’s still best to celebrate safely at home. You also don’t have to worry thinking about new recipes to try as Ajinomoto prepared sumptuous recipes that are not just easy to prepare but also easy on the wallet.

For this blog, we will talk about “self-love” through nourishing our body with delectable food. Being single or taken should not stop you from spoiling yourself with good food. Cooking for many should be as rewarding as cooking for one especially if you can serve these delightful dishes.

Gambas is a Spanish term for prawns but locally this dish can be cooked with any size of shrimp. This is a heart-healthy dish because shrimps contain omega-3 fatty acids. You can cook this dish in 4 quick steps under 30 minutes. First combine peeled and deveined shrimps with chili powder and let it sit for a few minutes before stir-frying. While stir-frying the shrimps in oil and cooking wine, make sure that the pan is large enough to contain the shrimps and likewise very hot to allow it to cook well. It is important to season the shrimps with AJI-SHIO® Garlic Seasoning Mix, which has the perfect blend of seasonings that enhances the overall taste of your dish.  Top your Stir-fried Gambas with chopped parsley, then it’s ready to serve!

Crepe is a French word for pancake, they are likewise called galettes and described as flat and very thin pancakes. To make the batter for the crepe, combine ½ cup of all-purpose flour, 1 ½ cup of fresh milk, ¼ teaspoon of rock salt, 3 eggs, and 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium bowl and mix well. Over medium heat, spread a bit of oil on a non-stick pan. Pour at least ¼ cup of the prepared batter at the center, then tilt the pan in a circular motion to form the crepe on the round pan. Reduce heat and cook for 3-4 minutes before flipping to cook the other side.

To make the filling, simply sauté the mushroom in oil and season with AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix to bring out the flavorful “gisa” taste and aroma. In making the sauce, use a small bowl to mix the Greek yogurt and pesto sauce and beat the sauce using a fork.

Assemble the crepe by adding the mushroom filling at the center, folding both sides of the crepe, drizzling it with pesto sauce on top and garnishing it with tomatoes.

The last on the menu is classic dish that is simple to make but should be carefully prepared with quality ingredients and a well-seasoned broth. The first step is to sauté thin slices of white onions with butter and olive oil. Cook the onions for at least 15-20 minutes while stirring often until they soften. To instantly add flavor to the dish, season onions with PorkSavor® All-in-One Seasoning Mix, this can likewise make the broth richer. Pour 2 cups of water and add 2 tablespoons. dry wine, 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, thyme, rosemary, and oregano. Let it simmer for 10 minutes.

Pour the onion soup in a cup and top it with toasted bread and grated cheese. Place the cup into the oven until the cheese melts. This onion soup is a good source of vitamin C to keep you warm and healthy.


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