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Yummy Healthy Macaroni Salad

Ingredients: (Clockwise from top left)

  • 1 Carrot, grated
  • 2 Chicken Breasts, boiled, skin removed, shredded
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • Lots of Grapes, sliced (around 1/3 kg)
  • Cheese, diced (I used the Kraft Eden one)
  • 4 Boiled eggs, diced (I had 2 extra because we just love ’em!)
  • 400g Salad Macaroni (cooked according to package instructions)
  • Mayonnaise (I used Lady’s Choice MayoLite)

Macaroni Salad Ingredients Macaroni Salad Ingredients The fresh grapes added a touch of sweetness to the salad. I’ve tried raisins before but not everyone in the family liked it. I used to put canned pineapple bits until I found this fresher alternative. Cutting it up into pieces was the hard part though since they were rather small. I don’t have any fancy magic kitchen tools so I just used plain kitchen scissors to do the trick. Macaroni Salad Ingredients To make, simply mix all the ingredients. Serve chilled. Macaroni Salad My kids love this! The great part is that they get some veggie and fruit servings from it when they normally would not take as is. Yum yum yummy! 🙂 BlogSign

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Add a Little Magic to Your Dish

I’m stumped.

Just when I thought I’ve found a new dish that the kids really like, my husband decries it.

Such was the case of my steamed custard egg. Back when we were kids, this was a constant favourite in our household. I remember how my brothers and I would fight over who gets the bigger share. Hmmm…maybe my own kids would like it too! In an effort to add variety to the kids’ limited menu of fried chicken and ketchup, I decided to let them try it. To my delight, it was an instant hit. They even had second helpings!

Success! Or so I thought.

The problem arose when my meat-lover, egg-and-milk-hater husband tried it. It’s hard enough to find something that satisfies the kids’ palate, it’s even harder to match it with my husband’s preferences. Ugh! Picky eaters!

Not wanting to have to cook separate dishes for the kids and a separate one for dear husband, I experimented with ways to make it work. I tried to add some pork to the recipe, hoping to pacify the meat-lover part. “I can still taste the egg and milk in it”, he complained.

Maybe I’ll just stick with fried chicken and ketchup so everyone can be happy, I thought somberly.

Out of a whim and as a final try, I decided to add one magic ingredient. And just like that, dear husband fell in love with me all over again! He couldn’t believe that I got him to eat his most hated dish! “It’s so much tastier and meatier this time! How did you do it?”, he asked.

I just winked at him and said, “Read it in my blog!” 🙂

Hallelujah! At last, I was able to find a recipe healthy and yummy enough for the kids and at the same time, tasty and meaty enough for the adults!

Read on to find out more about this recipe and the magic ingredient that I used. For a little suspense, I’ll keep it  a secret until the end. 😉 Suffice it to say that it’s made from natural pork meat extract and bone broth, complete with spices and seasonings that’s sure to satisfy any pork cravings you might have! 🙂

Steamed Custard Egg

Ingredients

  • 8pcs medium Eggs
  • 1 medium Onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Milk
  • 1/4 kg ground Pork
  • 1/4 kg Shrimp, cut into pieces
  • 8 sticks Kani (Crab), cut into pieces
  • 6pcs Shitake Mushrooms, sliced
  • Spring Onions for garnish
  • 8g Magic Ingredient (Will reveal at the end)

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 Instructions

  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs lightly. Just do a gentle swirl to minimize bubbles. Season with salt.

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 2. Mix in the milk.

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3. Add in the Magic Ingredient. Stir and set aside.

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4. In another bowl (the one you’ll use in the steamer), season ground pork with salt and pepper and  flatten them at the bottom of the bowl/pan. Pour in the egg mixture into it.

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5. Put in the onions, kani and the shrimp.

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6. Scatter the mushrooms and garnish with spring onions on top.

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7. Steam. I don’t have a steamer so I used a stockpot and placed a wire pot stand at the bottom. Fill it with water, a little higher than the wire frame. When the water is boiling, put in the container with the egg mixture. Steam for about 30 minutes or until the egg mixture achieves a solid consistency.

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Here it is, all cooked and ready to be served. Bon Apetit! 🙂

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And finally, the big reveal! Ta-da! It’s the newest All-in-One Seasoning Mix from Ajinomoto called Porksavor. It’s made from natural pork meat extract and bone broth, complete with spices and seasonings to bring out the deliciousness of home-cooked dishes. For more information and recipes of Ajinomoto’s Porksavor, click here.

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I would like to thank my adorable little chef for helping me out on this blog post. 🙂 Hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed doing it!

Chef

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Savor the Deliciousness of the New Porksavor

Filipinos love food with strong meaty flavors, which is why saucy, soupy or stir-fried dishes would usually be accentuated with pork meat or broth. It is for this reason that Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) came up with a new product called Porksavor™ All-in-One Seasoning.

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Porksavor™ is made from natural pork meat extract and bone broth, complete with spices and seasonings to bring out the deliciousness of home-cooked dishes. The new Porksavor™ is available in 8-gram packs for only PhP 2.00 Suggested Retail Price (SRP). It is truly an affordable way to draw pork flavor goodness in dishes without the cholesterol.

Here are some appetizing recipes that you can try using Porksavor™ All-in-One Seasoning:

 

Bihon Guisado

 Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • ¼ cup sliced onions
  • 60 grams sliced pork liempo
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 125 grams Super Q Bihon
  • ½ cup carrot strips
  • ½ cup sayote strips
  • 1 pack, 8 grams Porksavor™
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage

 Procedure:

  1. In a bowl, soak bihon in water for 15-20 minutes. Strain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, sauté garlic, onions and pork for 1 minute over low heat.
  3. Add water and soy sauce. Bring to a boil and add soaked pancit bihon. Mix well.
  4. Add carrots and sayote, stir-fry in medium heat for 2 minutes.
  5. Season with Porksavor™ and mix well.
  6. Add cabbage and mix until cooked.
  7. Serve hot.

Calories 240, Carbohydrates 31g, Protein 5g, Fat 11g
Makes 3-4 servings
Dish Cost: PhP 79.00
Cost per serving: PhP 19.75

 

Bihon Soup

Ingredients:

Soup

  • 1.5 liters water
  • 3 packs, 8 grams Porksavor™
  • 125 grams Super Q Bihon

Toppings

  • 12 grams toasted chopped garlic
  • 60 grams sliced carrot strips
  • 60 grams thinly sliced cabbage strips
  • 10 grams chopped spring onions
  • 15 grams sliced red onions
  • 30 grams ground pork sautéed in oil
  • 10 grams crushed chicharon to garnish

 Procedure:

  1. Prepare the broth by boiling 1.5 liters of water seasoned with 3 packs of Porksavor™.
  2. In a bowl, soak the bihon until it is covered with water for 15-20 minutes. Strain and separate the noodles and set aside.
  3. Combine the hot broth and the bihon noodles in your serving bowl.
  4. Top the soup with the prepared meat and vegetables. You may adjust the quantity of toppings as desired.
  5. Serve hot.

Suggestions: You may replace toasted garlic with 1 tablespoon of ginger cut in strips or add drops of sesame oil.

Calories 150, Carbohydrates 23g, Protein 4g, Fat 5g
Makes 5 servings
Dish Cost: PhP 60.00
Cost per serving: PhP 12.00