TV host Pia Guanio-Mago is sharing her knowledge on repurposing leftover food as her way to help promote World Wide Fund for Nature’s Kawali-Kasan project.
Guanio demonstrated how to make a yummy pasta dish using leftover prawns, mushrooms and noodles, plus a sauce made up of ginger, garlic, spring onions and shallots, as seen on her YouTube vlog on Oct. 2. At the same time, she spoke about her advocacy.
“When the pandemic hit and affected a lot of our kababayans, I started a series of cooking videos called ‘Loving Your Leftovers’ and posted them on my Instagram and Youtube channel,” she said. “I wanted people to know that with a little bit of ingenuity and willingness to try something new, you can still eat healthy, yummy meals that won’t break the bank. It is dedicated to teach people how to be sustainable [diners].”
Guanio explained the importance of sustainable living because everything on Earth is “finite.”
“In other words, the plants, animals and natural resources that we use for food and living will run out if we don’t think about propagating and caring for them,” she explained. “And we also know by now that what we do and use on this earth now has a lot of long-term impact on the planet, other people and our future especially the next generations.”
Guanio encouraged her fans and subscribers to join in her cause.
“By donating to this link you will be part of educating 100 students about [the] inter-relationship of various components in the environment as well as different wildlife species and their habitats,” she said. “At a young age, they will be taught how to integrate caring for the environment with other aspects of their lives.”
Guanio then stressed that “education is very important in inspiring people to action.”
“By helping provide much-needed environmental education to the young Filipinos, you are helping us, change the ending for our country and the planet,” she said, noting that one would also be helping in potentially preventing future pandemics from happening. JB