Iya Villania-Arellano

New recipes via second season of ‘Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well.’

July 1, 2021 People's Journal 171 views

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

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.

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. Dati parang nagpo-procrastinate pa ako. 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. Ganoon na kalakas ang loob ko. 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, “Itong recipes na inihanda namin for this season ay talagang sobrang sarap and kakaiba, and the good thing about them is that they’re really budget-friendly and kayang-kaya gawin ng ating Kapuso viewers. Hindi na kailangang lagyan ng twist kasi sa recipes pa lang, panalo na. As a chef, it’s a continuous learning process. Even being a chef, I still learn new things and new combination 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, 11:20AM, beginning July 2, on GMA Network..