My Great Food App: Making Cooking Easier for Mommies Like Me

I’m a mom and I don’t cook. I do not know how. I do not know where to start and I think I’m allergic to it. I tried to analyze why cooking isn’t my thing. I think it’s because I hate reading instructions and manuals. So, yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am not perfect and I can’t do everything. That’s the reason why you’ll hardly see any recipes in my blog and all I talk about is business, fashion, beauty and fitness. But (a huge BUT), I want to learn how to cook.

In one of our company outings before (when I was still employed), I attempted to learn how to cook hotdog and eggs. I may sound stupid by saying this, but I learned how to fry that day.

Mommy Ginger trying to cook!

Mommy Ginger trying to cook!

After that great experience, it’s a wonder that I haven’t gone near any stove or cooking apparatus again. Not until recently when I discovered the My Great Food App. I was invited to the San Miguel Pure Foods launch of the My Great Food App. It was held at Marmalade Kitchen in the Forum, BGC.

When I arrived, we were already grouped into teams of four. We also had recipes in the table, which made me panic, because I really don’t know how to cook.

Team Names

The good thing was that the group activity was actually just guessing the ingredients which were part of the recipe that we picked from a bowl. It was a great ice breaker!

Mommy Ginger with Mommy Que, Ms. Christine Jacob-Sandejas and Mommy Jem

Mommy Ginger with Mommy Que, Ms. Christine Jacob-Sandejas and Mommy Jem

The host for the launch was Mr. Christine Jacob-Sandejas. She’s one of the celebrity moms that I really look up to since she seems like she’s got it all covered — raising kids, great career and she still keeps fit and healthy. She admits though that she and we, moms, need all the help we can get in planning healthy meals for our family.

During that day, we saw how the My Great Food App worked. It has so many features that we can all benefit from.

My Great Food App

My Great Food App

The My Great Food App has a grocery list functionality where you can put the list of the ingredients and products that you need to buy. It also has Meal Plans where you can set a schedule of the meals that you want to prepare for your family. It has more than 1000 recipes, which you can browse and save in your recipe basket. Also, for those who fear reading recipes, the My Great Food app has videos that you can follow! Hurray!

To get us more inspired to try out the recipes in the app, there was a demo by Chef Aileen Anastacio of the Marmalade Kitchen of how she makes Eggs Benedict and Iced Coffee.

Eggs Benedict: Find the recipe at My Great Food App

Eggs Benedict: Find the recipe at My Great Food App

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It was so inspiring and so easy, that I was all pumped up to try out the app and to be the “chef” of our home for the day.

When I got home, I browsed through the app and I decided to make this dish for my husband. In our family, we see to it that we always have veggies included in our meals, although, in our home, we always have chopped lettuce with Sesame Dressing. ALWAYS! My husband keeps on nagging me to look for other salad recipes, so this is what I did with the My Great Food App.

Menu Tabs of My Great Food App

My Great Food App

A Recipe that I found!

A Recipe that I found!

I found this great recipe, Minced Pork in Lettuce Leaves. I added it into my recipe box and added the ingredients to my Grocery list inside the app. I got all the ingredients from the grocery and looked at the recipe again to follow and to create the dish.

Recipe of Minced Pork in Lettuce Leaves

Recipe of Minced Pork in Lettuce Leaves

I loved that the recipe could actually fit in the screen of my phone and it was so easy to follow.

Pork being sauteed

Pork being sauteed

Lettuce Leaves!

Lettuce Leaves!

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I did it in less than 15 minutes! I didn’t get to tak a photo of the finished product since my husband gobbled it down and I didn’t get the chance to take a picture 🙁 He loved the Minced Pork in Lettuce Leaves that I proudly made.

I don’t think I could have done it without the My Great Food App. I’m really looking forward to creating more great dishes using this app!

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