Oh, Christmas. For many Filipinos, this time of the year is among the most spcial days on the calendar for many reasons. Christmas is already such a multi-faceted occasion to begin with, but there is something different about the “Paskong Pinoy” and its relevance to us as a society. For us, the season is also synonymous with other things that all hold a special place in our hearts—family, traditions, and of course, good food.
For a culture that puts a premium on all these three, it isn’t surprising to see how big of a role they all play during the holidays. After all, Christmas is about spending time with the special people in our lives and expressing our love and care for them through acts of service; and what better way to show that other than through food and a breakfast table where everyone can sit down and connect?
After all, while holidays in the Philippines are already teeming with so many food traditions in general, there is something extra special about Christmas mornings when you wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and plates of breakfast favorites waiting for you. Nothing beats a traditional well-prepared holiday breakfast when it comes to warming the heart and the soul, especially after the usually busier and much grander Noche Buena. Christmas breakfasts, in a way, is when we truly sit down around the table and take in the importance of the day while appreciating everything that surrounds us. It’s an expression of love, as well as an invitation for everyone to just truly be in the moment with the people we hold closest to our hearts.
This is something that mothers out there could deeply understand for sure. As the ones who are mostly in charge of preparing meals for their family, their roles are even more amplified during this special time of the year when festivities almost always equate to food. However, it’s not only Christmas when the “Ilaw of our Tahanan” truly shines. In fact, the past few years have thrown more light on the roles their play, as they tie the family together not only through the good food that they create but also through the memories that they help shape via shared moments at the breakfast table.
Breakfasts made with love is something that Pacific Sunrise, a healthy brand of cooking oil, has always stood up for. A product of AgriPacific Corporation, a manufacturer which also supplies high-grade kitchen staples to the market, Pacific Sunrise continues to advocate for the importance of a well-prepared breakfast that could be shared and enjoyed by the whole family. Now with Christmas time just a few weeks away, the brand aims to inspire all family cooks—especially mothers—to craft healthy meals that can make the season even more special.
The label has partnered with several well-known chefs and mommy vloggers who will be sharing their kitchen tips as well as healthy recipes that are perfect for the holiday season. Other than sending the message about the importance of sharing a good breakfast, however, Pacific Sunrise also aims to spread awareness that healthy cooking doesn’t need to be complicated. With premium ingredients and the right kitchen partners in your pantry, anyone can whip a healthy and satisfying breakfast that can be part of our favorite meal traditions, Christmas or not.
Of course, the brand lives up to its promise with its product quality alone. Pacific Sunrise is made with palm olein and is Halal Certified, and it is also rich in vitamins A&E and minerals like Omega 6&9. Moreover, it has 0 percent cholesterol and trans-fat and non-GMO, which means that it is a healthy choice for cooking breakfast for the family.
Pacific Sunrise will be releasing its special holiday recipes on its official social media channels soon. For updates, don’t forget to check out their Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube page. You can also visit their website for more information about their products.
Stock up on your packs of Pacific Sunrise for all the Christmas cooking you’ll be doing by dropping by any leading supermarket in your area, Lazada, Shopee, and 7-Eleven. The product is available in 500ml pouches, 1-liter bottles, and 2-liter pouches.