#UnwrapTheFun with McDonald’s healthier meal options

Join in the celebration to ‘unwrap’ Mcdonald’s latest addition, another delightful step towards a healthier direction. Titled and tagged as #UnwrapTheFun, McDonald’s held the grand reveal within the scenic park, at ‘McDonald’s @ Bishan Park’.

As more Singaporeans strive for a healthier lifestyle, constantly counting calories and limiting their carbohydrate intake, overall concerned with nutritional benefits, McDonald’s adapts to their preferences with healthier and balanced meal options. The ‘Delightful’ menu has been around for the past year, with the Sunrise Roll with wholegrain tortilla to wholegrain muffins, and that is not the last of healthy choices McDonald’s is offering. McDonald’s introduces brand new delightful options such as the McWraps, Delight 500 meals and Garden Side Salad.

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6-Course Spring Feast at LingZhi Vegetarian Restaurant, in collaboration with Zenxin Organic Food (1 March to 30 April 2014)

LingZhi Vegetarian Restaurant by the TungLok Group collaborates with Zenxin Organic Food this season to present a limited edition six-course set menu, Spring Feast, which will be available for a limited period only, from 1 March till 30 April 2014.

Zenxin Organic Food is Malaysia’s leading producer, distributor and retailer for organic produce, providing over a hundred varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables grown without chemicals or pesticides. Read more about Zenxin Organic Food and my getaway trip to Zenxin Organic Park here: https://melicacy.com/?p=7038

Trilogy of Organic Fruits and Vegetables ($12): Deep-fried Potato Croquette with Wild Mushrooms and Black Pepper accompanied with Mango and Apple Salsa, Seasonal Vegetables Roll topped with Spicy ‘Yuzu’ Sauce, and Turnip Roll marinated with Japanese Rice Vinegar and Pickled Chilli

The Spring Feast menu comprises innovative dishes set to dazzle purist vegetarians. Chef Martin Foo showcases his deft culinary skills when cooking in the absence of onions, garlic and meat, allowing the freshness of the fresh organic ingredients to shine through. Continue reading

Organic Food Promotion at Peach Blossoms, Marina Mandarin Singapore

Going organic is way more than just a passing trend; it has become a lifestyle that many have adapted to for health’s sake.

Fried Organic Multi-grain Rice with Assorted Seafood served in Mini Organic Yellow Pumpkin ($12)

Marina Mandarin Singapore is bringing back the exceedingly popular organic food promotion this March, all set to satiate the health-conscious group. Choose from two set menus, or browse through the extensive a la carte menu. Continue reading

New Menus at Forest and Tangerine of Resorts World Sentosa

Steamed Salmon with Ginger Flower, Lemon and Kaffir Lime Leaves (part of Forest’s 8-course Sunday lunch menu)

Excitement surges twofold at Resorts World Sentosa as two celebrity chefs’ restaurants, Forest and Tangerine, unveil new gourmet offerings for a refreshed gastronomic sojourn.

Forest, helmed by Chef Sam Leong, has launched a Sunday lunch concept that satiates diners with an exquisite 8-course meal. Each dish reflects chef’s creativity in interpreting Chinese classics with a modern twist.

Duo combination Platter: Baby Abalone with Sichuan “Ma La” Sauce (foreground) and Wok-fried Crispy Duck pressed confit and Yam served with Mushroom Sauce (background)

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Zenxin Organic Park in Kluang, Malaysia

What better way to spend a weekend after a gruelling stressful week at work, than with Mother Nature herself? If you’re looking for a mini getaway, a day trip out of Singapore to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of city life, you can consider exploring Zenxin Organic Park in Kluang, Malaysia, an hour and a half’s drive from Singapore.

By the way doesn’t the name “Zenxin Organic Food” ring a bell? I can imagine enthusiastic nods from the health-conscious group. Its label is ubiquitous at leading supermarkets in Singapore. Continue reading

Tangerine at ESPA, Resorts World Sentosa

How often is it that you can eat a sumptuous 5-course meal and still stay in tip-top shape without feeling the bulge? Well I haven’t experienced anything like that in a long time, if I ever did at all –until Tangerine’s flair took me by delightful surprise.

Helming the kitchen at Tangerine are celebrity chefs Sam Leong and Forest Leong –and for the first time ever, creating a menu focusing on light, healthy and nutritious dishes to complement the spa and wellness concept, while still preserving their creative integrity and executing spectacular flavour profiles.

Working hand in hand with ESPA’s in-house nutritionist, recipes are carefully calibrated to meet nutritional requirements, with each and every ingredient carefully calculated to ensure the meal is well balanced.

Whether you’re embarking on a detoxification programme, or simply yearning to reinvigorating the body and relaxing the mind, Tangerine offers a wide scale of wholesome and easily-digestible dishes comprising wholegrains, fresh fruits, vegetables, sustainable seafood, premium free-range poultry and grass-fed beef, designed to provide the body with an optimum amount of energy and sustenance. Continue reading

The Versatility of Carrot Purée

Carrots are used widely in the kitchens for its sweetness and vivid colour. Apart from aesthetics and taste, they provide a lot of nutrition to the body.

Carrots are good for the eyesight; carrots are good for the complexion; carrots are anti-aging; carrots help lower the risk of cancer; carrots prevent heart disease; carrots reduce the risk of stroke; carrots help to kill germs in the mouth that cause tooth damage.

Carrots can be eaten raw, consumed as juice or cooked. Here’s a simple and delicious recipe to include carrots in your diet.

Carrot Purée
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Cold Storage presents Canada Food Fair 2012

Established in 1903, Cold Storage Supermarket is a popular household name trusted by consumers in Singapore.

From 28 September to 21 October 2012, the annual three-week Canadian Food Fair takes place at all 49 Cold Storage stores, showcasing a wide selection of almost 70 fresh Canadian produce and products.

Working closely with the High Commission of Canada to organise this three-week fair, Cold Storage aims to stock its shelves with Canadian food and beverage products even after the fair concludes.

Shop & Win a Holiday to Toronto Canada

One lucky Cold Storage shopper will walk away with a holiday worth $6,000 to Toronto Canada during the Canada Food Fair 2012. To qualify for the draw, shoppers simply need to spend a minimum of $35 in a single receipt (inclusive of TWO Canadian products). Ten consolation hampers worth $200 will also be given away during the draw.

During the Canada Food Fair, booths will be set up for your sampling pleasures.
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Creamy Vegetable Soup using Tefal Blendforce Glass

I love soups, all kinds of soups.

Soups are highly versatile; they can be served as a starter, an appetiser, as a side dish, or as a one-pot meal.

Soup is the epitome of comfort food for me. A warm bowl of soup can lift one’s mood instantly –it not only warms your tummy, but it warms your soul too.

A good blender is a necessary tool for avid soup makers; transferring sautéed ingredients from pan to the blender is a regular affair.

Thanks to my new best friend, Tefal’s Blendforce Glass (which I have been using religiously ever since I got it), I can finally make my own creamy soup!

This soup contains no preservatives and artificial flavours. You can even tweak the recipe for a low-sodium and low-fat option!

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#CookForFamily –Pesto Spaghetti

#CookForFamily is an initiative conjured up by food blogger and Radio 100.3FM deejay Daniel Ang, with a simple objective of getting more bloggers, and hopefully their fans and followers, to start cooking.

When I received the email from Daniel, I agreed readily without even having any idea what I was going to cook. I’m always supportive of my fellow foodie friends, and I found no reason to show disdain.

How #CookForFamily Works

- Pick any day in July to cook a meal for a single member of your family, entire family or loved ones.
- The meal does not have to be anything fanciful, as long as it is cooked from the heart.
- Remember to take photos of your cooking.
- Blog about your cooking, the experience, your thoughts, what your family thinks of your cooking, and encourage others to #CookForFamily too.

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Food Revolution Day at The Lawn

Jamie Oliver Foundation launched its first-ever Food Revolution Day on 19 May 2012; a global day of action to inspire, educate and empower people all over the world to stand up for real food.

Singapore’s Food Revolution Day was held at The Lawn, happening correspondingly with 30 countries, 285 cities –same festival, same objectives, just different venues, and time zones.

Check out my previous post on what Food Revolution Day is all about: https://melicacy.com/?p=3807

The event was a great success! Huge thanks to The Lawn for sponsoring the venue and a big thank you to those who showed up.

People from all walks of life, gaining insights on healthy eating; making new friends with like-minded foodies; enjoying the fun and festive events sedulously organised by the FoodrevSG team, made all the hard work worthwhile. Kudos to the team!
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Soup Guru @ Food Republic 313 Somerset

The most comforting soups are cooked with love, in a humble home.

Unfortunately, due to the progression and development of our nation, working adults are too caught up with their hectic lifestyle and are too busy to step foot into the neglected kitchen –unlike the olden days when men were the sole breadwinners in their families and women await their husbands’ return from a long day at work, to a spread of lovingly-home-cooked meal.

At home, parents meddling with the kitchen tools are a rare sight; we own an electric double boiler and a thermal cooker that we hardly utilise at all.

Soup Guru will be a hit amongst the working bunch in the bustling city, offering a wide selection of soups that will remind one of home.

The budding chain aims to promote the culture of soup drinking by making it more accessible and affordable.
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