A Homegrown Noche Buena Feast
The Christmas season is a time for gift-giving, merry-making, family get-togethers, and – let’s face it – binging. Yes, we love our food, and when the holiday season comes, we love it even more often by going from party to party and dinner to dinner. Going plant-based or just trying to eat more vegetables can be quite rewarding. But we understand that it becomes a little bit challenging for Filipino get-togethers like the Noche Buena because we have grown accustomed to certain traditions. But the onset of the pandemic changed the tone on how we celebrate holidays these days. There are now many available online fresh vegetables in Davao that you can try, switch (or swap) some of your go-to Christmas dinner recipes into one, two, or all of these. Our individual palates evolve constantly so on your first try of any of the recipes, get some feedback from your guests. Use the opportunity to discover new favorites and have some time to talk about how eating less (or no meat) and more vegetables might be a better way to eat together as a family. Here are some homegrown recipes you’d want to give a try.
Lumpiang sariwa. If you’re looking for a light snack or appetizer, have lumpiang sariwa. Compared with the usual ubod and toge, it’s made fresh (like the name implies) with no preservatives. The egg wrapper is pretty low on calories and since there’s no frying, it has less fat than, say, lumpiang shanghai. Instead of the usual salads, which people may or may not even touch, this can be your way of sneaking in vegetables while still having a classic Filipino feel. Toss in some fresh, Malagos homegrown lettuce and you are good to go.
Pininyahang Manok. Is a Filipino-style chicken stew with pineapple and all-purpose cream. Moist and flavorful with creamy and tangy flavors, it’s sure to be a family favorite. With this one, you will only need three core ingredients: pineapples, cream, and chicken. As easy as 1, 2, 3, create this childhood favorite in less than a few minutes.
Pancit. The Filipino word for “noodles,” is a stir-fry dish that can be made with any variety of noodle. You can use rice noodle which is usually stir-fried with vegetables and tofu. As this cooks, they’re seasoned with tamari, fresh ginger, and vegetable broth until fragrant and flavorful. Simply toss it all together and it will be a great highlight to your menu.
Ginataang Gulay. This one is a really easy recipe–it’s a mix of vegetables cooked in coconut milk that we call ‘ginataang gulay.’ You can have this dish with some cooked rice for a really hearty and satisfying meal.
With various Davao online fresh vegetables and delivery available, Malagos Homegrown Produce, a Davao online grocery and delivery is here to celebrate special moments with you. We have more exciting offers this season so make sure to sign up on our newsletter at https://malagoshomegrownproduce.com/ to be the first to know all about it. What are you waiting for? Have a merry, little Christmas at home with these simple recipes.