GMA, Ajinomoto serve up new nutritious recipes on cooking show

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AFTER a successful first season, GMA Network and Ajinomoto Philippines Corp.’s (APC) 10-minute cooking show “Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well” returns for a second season beginning July 2.

Coinciding with GMA Network and APC’s mission to contribute to the greater wellness of Filipino families especially during this pandemic, “Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well.” is back to offer audiences new and exciting recipes, and to impart that leading a healthy lifestyle can be attainable despite the limitations of the new normal.

The weekly cooking show features Iya Villania-Arellano -- a young mom and homemaker who is inspired to share interesting and exciting recipes to other “Mamazing Moms” like her, and Chef Jose “Cuz” Sarasola -- a chef passionate about sharing delicious and nutritious dishes that can help people stay healthy and well.

Following their fun and thorough training in the previous season, Mom Iya and her teacher Chef Cuz collaborate on a project to develop delicious, nutritious, and budget-friendly dishes that they can share with other “Mamazing Moms” with the help of Ajinomoto Umami Seasoning, Aji-Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix and Sarsaya Oyster Sauce.

Now equipped with more advanced cooking techniques, Iya shares what has changed in her cooking habits.

“I have definitely become so much more confident and comfortable being in the kitchen. Before I used to procrastinate, but now, it’s such a joy to be in the kitchen even if I don’t know or have nothing exactly prepared. I look forward to experimenting. I feel confident. I’m not afraid to veer away from the recipe and to experiment and try something new.”

Chef Jose, in turn, teases viewers on what to expect in the new season and shares his realizations while doing the show.

“These recipes we’re preparing for this season are unique and super tasty. Also, the good thing about them is that they’re really budget-friendly and easy to follow by our Kapuso viewers. As a chef, it’s a continuous learning process. Even being a chef, I still learn new things and new combinations of different ingredients when I cook. It’s been a fun experience so far—two seasons—and we’re really just enjoying new things together.”

Catch the newest season of “Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well.” Fridays, 11:20 a.m., on GMA Network. (PR)

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