Saturday, December 1, 2012

Eat right and be healthy


Last Tuesday, I attended a cooking demo that was featured as “Celebrating with Organics this Christmas Season”. It was held in The Pantry at Jaya Grocers, Empire Subang with Ozganics founder Anni Brownjohns. When I got the invitation from Chef Ryan, I extended the invitation to my friends but only Yen of "Eat Your Heart Out", Esther of "The Fuss Free Chef", Sonia of "Nasi Lemak Lover", Ping of "Ping's Pickings", Shannon of "Just as Delish" could join me because it was a working day for the others. We all enjoyed Anni's cooking demo and a delicious healthy 3 course lunch.

Like others, I used to think that organic food might be  bland and tasteless. Nothing could be more mistaken as the food we saw and tasted from the  Ozganics range of products was bright and tasty. Anni change my view of organic food.  


She whipped up three dishes of gourmet quality. These were;

Thai Pumpkin Soup

Some of the ingredients used

The main ingredients for soup

Chef Ryan Khang assisting Anni in preparing the soup

Beautiful golden brown diced organic pumpkin 


Chef Loke assistang in serving us the soup

Recipe:

Ingredients:
1 tbs olive oil
1 brown onion, coarsely chopped
1.2 kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeded, diced
4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 jar OZGANICS Thai Red Curry Simmer sauce
squeeze of lime juice
Finely diced coriander for garnish

Method:
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion in oil, stirring for 5 mins or until golden. Add pumpkin and stir to coat and saute until slightly browing. Add stock and simmer for 20 mins or until pumpkin is soft. Use a hand blender to puree until smooth. Stir in Ozganics Thai Red Curry Simmer Sauce and add lime juice to taste. Garnish with some coriander and serve hot.

Moroccan Chicken with lemon and olives

Anni and Chef Ryan busy preparing the ingredients


It was served with quinoa

This dish goes very well with bread too and here are the loaf of bread that was made by Chef Ryan Khang, the head of the Nourish Team.

Multi-grain wheat bread by Chef Ryan

And
Watermelon and Feta salad


Anni showed us that it was easy and simple to eat right and be healthy with her Ozganics range of products that emphasize pure, organic ingredients and great tastes. 




I believe working couples will find them especially convenient to get a healthy meal ready with no hassle after a hard days work. The above products are available at all Jaya Grocers outlets.

For those who wants to know more Ozganics range of products, you may want to visit http://www.ozganics.com.au. There are delicious recipes there as well. 

If you are interested in attending the cooking demonstration and learn some healthy Christmas dishes from Anni, you may contact the Nourish team at 016-2001806 or via email at nourish.enquiry@gmail.com




41 comments:

  1. It was indeed a fun afternoon. Thanks again for asking me to come along :)

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    1. The bread was delicious and a healthy one too.

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  3. Thanks for the invite dear, nice to had fun with you and other bloggers.

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    1. You are most welcome Sonia. Good to see you again. Always a pleasure to catch up with the rest.

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  4. Wish I could be there... No men kah? Not interested in healthy eating? Wink! Wink! For one thing, these healthy stuff are usually very expensive, not quite affordable... Sobssss!!!!!! Easier to just cut down on the unhealthy stuff - moderation is the key.

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    1. There were men audience but we don't know them so they are not in the picture. I agree with you moderation is the key.

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  5. Wow, what a fun thing to do just a month before X'mas and I bet more to come. This will definitely helps alot to keep those busy ones organize for the coming celebration. An easy way to prepare for the big day.
    Thanks so much for sharing. Hoep you're having a fabulous weekend. It's pouring rain over here.
    Kristy

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    1. Welcome Kristy. It is raining everyday in KL.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this post! Good to see you ladies learned more and had fun :)

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    1. We always learn something new when we attend cooking classes. I love it.

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  7. Every dish looks delicious! Bet you gals had a blast!

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    1. If there is future cooking demo classes, would you like to join us?

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  8. Quay Po,
    This is a very interesting demo.
    All the dish looks so healthy and delish!
    How i wish i could join you gals..:D
    Thanks for sharing :)
    mui..^^

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    1. Are you staying in KL my dear? If yes, perhaps if there is cooking demo, I can extend the invitation to you too.

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  9. I love all the dishes, especially the multigrain wheat bread!

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    1. Oh yes, I am with you. We all love the bread. We ate it with butter and organic fig jam. Yummy!

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  10. Quay Po Quay Po, I just visited Mui Mui's blog & she mentioned about your wedding anniversary, so I quick quick came here but I only saw this cooking demo? I went to your previous post which is about the Thanksgiving, I remember I write something there about the turkey stuffing. Have I missed out something again? Have you done your wedding anniversary post? Did I leave a message there? Baby brain, sorry sorry! Happy belated Wedding Anniversary to you & Quay Lo, wish you two "bak tao dou low"!

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    1. Jessie, you did not miss anything lah. I did not write a wedding anniversary post yet. I probably will after our one month long celebration. hehe. Thanks so much for your thoughtful wishes.

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  11. Hi Veron. Thanks so much for the invite. Never knew I could learn so much about organic stuff in one afternoon.
    Love the write up.
    And a Happy month-long anniversary celebration!

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    1. Welcome Lucy No.2, it was nice catching up with you guys and able to let you all taste my turkey harsh puffs. hehe

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  12. I love organic products but they are a little pricey. So I have not switched to organic completely, only those item that I deem affordable. It's great that there are more organic products available for us to choose from.

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    1. Hopefully the price will come down over time so more people can afford to eat organic.

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  13. Mmmm, that butternut squash-curry soup sounds incredible!

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    1. I love pumpkin soup whether is with curry or not. I love it with leeks.

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  14. Hello Quay Po, thanks for visiting my blog Kitchen Karma and leaving a lovely comment. Sorry for the long delay in visiting your space. Actually I am visiting my family in India right now and have been super busy. Loved reading about your experience of organic food. I am a big fan of organic food and try and buy organic brands as much as I can afford. Looking forward to connecting with you more through our blogs. Cheers, Suchi

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    1. Suchi, don't mention, thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful visit with your family. Hope to see you around.

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  15. Lovely dishes and thanks for the recipes! I wouldn't mind trying out the Ozganics range. Hopefully it will be available in Village soon!

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    1. I believe it they are not there at Village now, it will be soon:D

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  16. Each of those dishes looks delish! We try to eat organic as often as possible but as you can probably imagine its pretty tough in a place that imports 90 percent of its food :/

    Thanks for sharing this experience with us!

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  17. I always think of organic food as even more tasty than regular stuff but just more expensive, at least that's the case here.

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    1. Yes, organic food is known to be expensive and hopefully the price will be more affordable for more in the near future.

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  18. You know each other! Wow, that is so nice!

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