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Lockdown Cooking Guide

Cooking recipes aren’t reserved just for all things gourmet and fine dining. Even canned and instants can be transformed with the right cooking tricks or quarantine cooking guidance. Can you say, “easy recipes”?

1. Bihon Meets Bacon Pancit

You might as well call it Bihon Meats Bacon Pancit with all of the juicy bits that we’re throwing in, including garlic, yellow onions, cabbage, and carrots. It’s the savory twist to a Pinoy classic you didn’t know you needed.

2. Easy Peachy Pie

How much better can a can of peaches get? Just add cake mix and butter, and you’ll soon see. The Easy Peachy Pie is a dessert that the whole family can enjoy, whether you’re into anything fruity or sweet—or both.

3. Kimchi Sinangag

Quick to prepare and downright delicious, Kimchi Sinigang is the perfect complement to your K-drama marathon or K-pop binge. It’s got rice, it’s got eggs, and it’s got meat. Top everything off with some classic Korean spices and rich oils.

4. Zingy Sardines with Chili and Lime

As its name suggests, this dish delivers a pop of flavor that you won’t soon forget. Zingy Sardines with Chili and Lime is a new take on a Pinoy pantry staple, incorporating parsley, peppers, and veggies to your heart’s content.

5. Tuna Lettuce Wraps

Tuna Lettuce Wraps are healthy pica-pica the whole family can share with a smile. They make the most out of what’s stocked in your cupboard, mixed in with other favorites: mayonnaise, calamansi, and more. Remember to have paper towels nearby.

6. Garbanzos Veggie Burger

Even lockdown can’t stop vegans out on a mission, and the Garbanzos Veggie Burger is up next on the agenda. It’s delicious, and it’s easy to prepare. Paired with Italian seasoning and garlic powder, you’ll definitely be back for seconds.

7. Easy Fudge

Sweetened condensed milk. Semi-sweet chocolate chips. Good ol’ vanilla extract. That’s how you make the ultimate comfort food for your sweet tooth. That’s Easy Fudge. Treat yourself to it on any day of the week, with whatever mood you’re in.

8. Vienna Sausage Croquettes

What’s the worst (or best) that could happen if you combine two go-tos? You end up with Vienna Sausage Croquettes, a completely filling and delicious snack that takes mashed potato flakes, bread crumbs, and more mind-blowers to the next level.

9. Pumpkin Soup for the Soul

A hearty soup that can help ease your quarantine feels, Pumpkin for the Soul is packed with tons of flavor. Garlic, coconut milk, cardamon, cumin, nutmeg, paprika, cayenne—the list of additions goes on. It’s a definite must-try in our book.

10. Spicy Spam Pasta

Spicy? Yes, please. Spam? You don’t even have to ask. Pasta? Sign us up twice. From breakfast to dinner, this big bite-worthy creation will always aim to please. It’s a sure treat with butter, sweet paprika, tomato paste, and more.

11. Sinigang with a Bang

A unique fusion of two classic Pinoy favorites, Sinigang with a Bang tastes as good as it looks—and sounds. It boasts a delicious mix of veggies, fish sauce, garnishes, and meat, so you’re sure to hit all the sweet spots.

Now, all that’s left is to try out these cooking recipes on your own. See you in the kitchen, chef!

Kiko Baraquel

Kiko Baraquel

Kiko Baraquel is a content lead for SHOOR. His daily pursuits include anything football, fashion and music. When he’s not seaside, you can be sure to find him in-game on one of his many multiplayer platforms.
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