Lutong Nanay: Creating Happy Childhood Memories8:06 PM
What comes to your mind whenever you cook or eat sinigang? I bet it brings back happy childhood memories that will most likely include vivid pictures of your mother whipping up some magic in the kitchen. That is what we often refer to as Lutong Nanay.
Lutong Nanay or food lovingly cooked by mothers for their families is known for its powers in bringing members together. That and the need to bring back the passion for home-cooked meals to Filipino families prompted Knorr to launch its Sarap ng Lutong Nanay Campaign. This is one way in which Knorr champions delicious home-cooked meals in this age and time when instant food and dining out have become the norm.
All Time Favorite
Children are known to be picky eaters. Making them eat nutritious food can be quite a challenge and exhausting, if I may add. Sinigang however, has managed to transcend this resistance among children. In fact, most children then and now, have and will count sinigang as their favorite dish. Some even say it is a wonder dish that kids love.
We were all excited to cook and before we knew it, it was our turn. We were divided into groups to cook different sinigang recipes. Four different Sinigang variations were prepared and enjoyed that day, namely: Knorr Sinigang with Pakwan, Knorr Surf and Turf Sinigang, Knorr Sinigang na Liempo sa Sampaloc and Knorr Sizzling Sinigang. Mind you, these recipes are not your usual sinigang recipes so we were all curious as to how our finished products will turn out.
All of the participants had the hands-on opportunity to experience cooking these Sinigang variations.
Everyone was pleased with the end dish – our own and those of the other participants.
Apart from tasting the result of the recipes assigned to us, we also excitedly tried the Sinigang dishes of the other groups.
After cooking, we plated our dishes. As you can see, every group created a masterpiece both visually and taste-wise.
Everyone left with new friends, happy tummies and great memories.
I do miss home-cooked meals. My parents lovingly served us those so I cannot deny I often crave for them, even sometimes longing to be brought back in time to capture those moments. That is why I try to recreate them for my own children by serving them home-cooked meals as often as I can.
That said, they deserve the chance to create their own childhood memories that can only come from moments spent with the family. With a little help from Knorr, I'm sure creating memories of good food that will comfort them throughout their lives won't be a problem.
You can check out the recipes for these 4 Sinigang variations at my husband's blog.