Somehow, we’ve gotten used to working from home in this pandemic and have learned how to master online meetings and presentations, eat in our rooms, and deal with the blurred line between work and rest.
There are times, however, when we find ourselves in low spirits. Apart from crippling fears caused by self-isolation and social distancing orders, the gloomy weather may also bring us down. Is today one of those days for you?
As you deal with rainy day blues, why not get creative in the kitchen and add a twist to some good ol’ comfort food? Making your tummy happy is often enough to boost your mood, too.
Need inspiration? Take it from these celebrity chefs who were able to perk up some rainy day comfort food recipes and make them their own!
We already love arroz caldo as it is, for its flavorful ingredients, but Richard Gomez leveled it up with his own take. This time, he used risoni pasta instead of glutinous rice as it’s “easier to control” in the pot. When you decide to try it out, the actor noted, make sure to measure it properly as it tends to expand quickly.
Sinigang is perfect for any weather—that’s a given. Its sour and savory taste makes it exciting, but Erich Gonzales made it quadruple times better with another Pinoy favorite: shrimp. This bowl of hearty goodness is sure to turn your gloomy day around.
This list wouldn’t be complete without ramen. As we stay-at-home to reduce our risk of infection, instant ramen is here to cure our cravings. Just amp it up with Erwan Heussaff’s food upgrades such as adding melted cheese, topping it off with ribeye steak, or mixing it with peanut butter and coconut cream.
Champorado tastes amazing with cacao chocolate tablets, but don’t we just love getting a bit more adventurous from time to time? Just look at how Judy Ann Santos made it with ube and latik. Yum!
Miss having recovery food after a night out? Give Marvin Agustin’s beef pares recipe a try in your own kitchen—trust us, its sweet and garlicky result will make you thank us later.
Inner photo taken from Richard Gomez's vlog
Arroz caldo thumbnail photo from lemonandanchovies.com.