With almost everyone staying at home and limited food delivery services available at the moment, homemakers are faced with the challenge of coming up with nutritious and delectable “lutong bahay” every day for the whole family. Whether you’re a mom, or living alone with limited skills and knowledge in cooking, anyone these days could use a companion who can help them hack their way into the kitchen and level up their home cooking.
Good thing, there’s someone who can help us all be better home cooks and make sure that our daily menus are not just nutritious but also delicious and exciting for the whole family.
Meet Norie, your new “meal-planning kumare”.
Knorr recently launched Norie, a meal-planning chatbot that lets you find the recipes that you crave for and create a customized weekly meal plan. This new Facebook Messenger chatbot can help you reinvent your daily meals to avoid sawa and ensure that you’re always serving something new to the table.
A helping ‘virtual’ hand in the kitchen
As the enforced community quarantine sees a rise of home cooks with more people discovering their hidden cooking skills, Knorr’s new chatbot makes cooking less stressful and hassle-free by lending a virtual hand in the kitchen to those who want to elevate their cooking.
And to give you a little preview of how Knorr’s chatbot works, we tried chatting with Norie!
For starters, Norie isn’t your typical kumare or chatmate – she gets straight to what you need and gets the job done fast like how you’d want your kitchen companion to be. Planning for your family’s daily meals can be time-consuming sometimes and this is what Norie checks off your list of tasks by helping you create and curate your own meal plans.
Through Norie, you’ll never run out of ideas on what to cook at home when browsing recipes for any type of meal. Norie also offers a “Featured Recipe” every day to make sure you’ll never have to entertain the question “Ano kayang kakainin ko ngayon? (What should I eat today?)” Explore over 1,000 recipes available online – from Immunity Boosting Recipes that offer delicious and healthy dishes for your family to Restaurant Food Hacks in case you’re missing or craving food from your favorite restaurants.
Organizing your meal plan makes it easier to track and view everything you need before and during cooking, saving you much-needed time and money. After choosing a recipe, just set a schedule on when you want to cook it and you now have your own meal plan. For example: Ginataang Sitaw at Kalabasa Recipe set for lunch on May 15, 2020.
Adding the ingredients of your chosen recipe to your grocery list is also an option that Norie offers. This feature may also be a life-saver in times of community lockdown as it can help you get everything you need in one go, limiting your frequent visits to the supermarket and avoiding unnecessary physical contact outside. (Just don’t forget to add Knorr products to your grocery list to spice up your everyday meals or partner it with your favorite dishes to enjoy an even more satisfying, healthy, and delicious combination at home.)
Elevate your lutong bahay with Norie
Our moms would say “there’s no room for slacking off in the kitchen,” but that doesn’t mean cooking can’t be challenging and fun at the same time. Norie’s easy-to-navigate functions now make daily cooking less of a chore, but more of an exciting hobby!
With Norie, you’ve earned not just a reliable assistant in the kitchen, but also a kumare you can chat with – reminding you that you’re never alone in your cooking endeavors and offers you help in times you need it most. Now, you’re ready to up your game in the kitchen and elevate your lutong bahay like a true master chef at home.
Like a true kumare, Norie will be there for you every step of the way and she’s always just one message away.