Cooking mamas rejoice! San Miguel Pure Foods launched a consumer portal to provide food lovers with new and interesting recipes that can be easily done at home. Introducing My Great Food website and app. I was lucky to be invited for an intimate lunch featuring this wonderful tool that can help us homemakers and food lovers prepare and learn new dishes and even help us plan our weekly menu.
The launch was held at Marmalade Kitchen in BGC, Taguig. A handful of bloggers got first dibs on how the app works and even learned some cooking techniques from chef and entrepreneur, Aileen Anastacio.
To keep us entertained, we played an ice breaker game. A stack of ingredients was given to each table where we have to figure out what ingredients are needed to cook the given dish. Here’s Lori of Dessert Comes First being our team leader.
Soon after, Chef Aileen Anastacio, owner of Marmalade Kitchen did a cooking demo and prepared Eggs Benedict.
In order to achieve a perfectly cooked poached egg, you have to continuously swirl the boiling water using the opposite tip of the spoon.
While the eggs are cooking, you can start frying the bacon. You can opt to use Spam or even fish fillet to create your own version of Eggs Benedict.
I didn’t know Hollandaise is easy to do? Just mix eggs yolks, melted butter, lemon juice with key spices such as salt & pepper.
Now the moment we’ve all been waiting for, SMPFC (San Miguel Pure Foods) My Great Food portal is a website that will serve as a recipe hub for everyone who has a heart for cooking. From teens, to yuppies to homemakers, ladies and gentlemen alike, My Great Food is what you need to practice & enhance one’s cooking skills. It has over 1,000 tested recipes, so one will never run out of menu ideas to serve on a daily basis, weekend getaways, even on special occasions. My Great Food has it covered.
Can’t really think of a menu? My Great Food app also has a suggested menu for you to consider.
What I like most about My Great Food app is that you can also create s a grocery list. Search for the recipe you want to cook, add the ingredients to your grocery list and start shopping so you can prepare the dish. This is another way of making cooking hassle-free no?
For those who prefer browsing using your tablet or laptop, you can go through My Great Food website www.mygreatfood.com
The site displays multiple features such as cooking video gallery, menu planner, and personalised recipe page. It also has a social networking feature that allows its members to interact and share their culinary experiences. A community of foodies united in creating good food for their families. Lavett!
Start by searching for the recipe you want. In my case, I wanted to try Chef Aileen Anastacio’s Eggs Benedict. All I had to do is drag it in an area of my preference.
If you click through a recipe you’ll see the ingredients, procedure and photos of the dish. You can also rate it by clicking I Cooked This or I Ate This. You can also shop for the ingredients by adding it to your Recipe Basket. How conveniently cool is that?! Oh and you can also share the recipe on your social media sites by clicking the Share and Tweet buttons.
Here’s a sample One Day Meal Plan that I created. Menu planning is one of the things I find hard to do. So hard to think of recipes as my family have their favourites, which I really don’t want to serve them every week or else they’ll eventually get tired of it. With My Great Food, planning meals has never been this easy. I can even search for recipes based on the ingredients I have in my pantry- because when I have no time to make a meal plan nor do the grocery, I spontaneously whip up a dish with the ingredients that are readily available in my home.
Also, if you have a recipe that you want to share, you can upload it by clicking the Submit A Recipe tab located at the right side of the page. How cool is that? Hundreds of moms and foodies get to try and re-create your own recipe!
My Great Food mobile app can be downloaded for free on the App Store and Google Play. MGF members will receive updates on special events, kitchen tips, recipe ideas and latest trends in the food and dining scene.
Visit www.mygreatfood.com to become a member and start creating wonderful dishes for your family today.
Thank you so much San Miguel Pure Foods for having me at the launch. I am so excited I’m already using the Meal Plan and can’t wait to cook the recipes for my family.