#CovidCooks – a hashtag my mom came up with to make as a caption on posts of the food I’ve cooked this quarantine. I have always been a foodie, food is a big part of my life but I’ve never really gotten into cooking until, well, until I was forced to learn how to cook because of this lockdown!
We used to eat out almost all the time and would only get a taste of homecooked food when we were on vacation in Bohol with my grandma cooking delicious food when we’d stay for the Holidays, but now, since I had no choice but to try and cook for me and my mom, I’ve actually managed to learn how to cook homecooked food! with the help of youtube and google, of course, I’ve learned that cooking probably comes naturally to me since, one, I love food and I know how much of what to put in dishes to make them taste good, and two, not to brag, but it didn’t take me a long time at all to understand the ins, outs, and basics of creating easy yet tasty dishes, I realized that lack of time when I still went to school and had other things to do really prevented me from attempting to cook anything in the kitchen, I was always occupied and I never really thought of trying to cook since we would eat out anyway, the free time I have now gives me an opportunity to learn how to make lots of new and different dishes and maybe even come up with a recipe of my own!
I have discovered that cooking is truly an art that I have come to embrace and love, an art that needs time and patience, like a lot of patience but it’s totally worth it!
A dish I’ve made that was especially worth the wait was my pork adobo, so simple yet so good!
Thinly chopped slices of pork, 5 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, a little bit of water, some bay leaves and a sprinkle of whole peppercorns, mix it all together and let it sit on medium heat for about 35-40 minutes, boiled eggs to top it off once it has done simmering made up my very delicious, well according to my only judge, my mom, pork adobo, cooking everyday has become a breakthrough for me and my mom and we’ve managed to teach ourselves how to cook simple and hearty homecooked meals that we can’t wait to share with our family and friends!