Do you know what your love language is? For those of you not familiar with it, a love language refers to the ways that we prefer to give and receive affection. There are five different types of love languages—words of affirmation, receiving gifts, quality time, physical touch, and acts of service. All these are very different from each other, which can also make one think: is there one particular love language that can encompass all these five and roll them into one?
Well, the answer is yes. Shockingly enough, this type of expression of love is something you might be doing on a regular basis. What is it you might ask?
It’s cooking, plain and simple.
For a culture that is so centered and grounded in family and community, Filipinos have always used food as a direct way to show their care for their loved ones. Cooking is so common and mundane that it can sometimes come off as routine, but you can see how love is woven through every step of doing it. When you think of a good recipe to make for your family, that’s a sign of love. When you put the time and effort into making a dish healthy and delicious, that’s a show of affection. When you put great food on the table for the rest of the family to enjoy, it’s a gift. And finally, when your loved ones let you know how much they appreciate all of it, that’s affirmation.
One brand that perfectly encapsulates this love language is Jolly. As a consistent leader in the packaged vegetables category, the brand has made it easier for homemakers to be more creative with their cooking by making freshly packed ingredients accessible to everyone. Now on its 25th year, Jolly offers a wide range of kitchen pantry favorites from their best-selling canned mushrooms and corn, packaged fruits, to their canned soups and other condiments.
For Jolly, love can be felt the most in actions. ‘Yan ang Jolly Love’ is when you take the time to cook delicious and healthy dishes for your family. It’s when you take the extra mile to make sure that you never run out of ideas in the kitchen and when you use your creativity to create the most amazing recipes. As a kitchen favorite, Jolly wants to help every homemaker who wants to express their affection by providing products that they can turn into delicious expressions of love.
And since we’re already talking about food as the best way to touch someone’s heart, here are some recipes that you can create for your family as a show of your affection. Fair warning: they are so easy to do and so delicious that they are most likely going to be your next meal favorites![Read more…]