In My Kitchen – December 16

Honestly I was not entirely sure how I got to the last month of the year, but somehow end of year is fast approaching. Adapting to new lifestyle in Asia has been a bit slow than expected but I learnt that the key is not to just ‘go,go,go’ or simply moving forward but rather to enjoy or embrace the process along the way and so, adapting well is a must ingredient.

In my kitchen this month varied between healthy superfood, goodies from visit to neighbourhood country, and a little gift to the kitchen.

Nature’s Superfood
Bought few rare items from Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon Expo where I found Nature’s Superfood – an organic and wholesale brand. Fellow triathlete mentioned they did a good promotion on the day, so I bagged some after sampling instant raw cacao and quinoa mix, moringa leaf powder, yacun syrup and maca powder. Hover over on each picture below for more details and benefit on the products.Shall blog about them in daily repertoire so stay tune.

Raw Cacao Quinoa powder - claimed to make-you-happy with a cinnamon twist. High in antioxidants, magnesium, and protein
Raw Cacao Quinoa powder – claimed to make-you-happy with a cinnamon twist. High in antioxidants, magnesium, and protein

 

Moringa leaf powder form 'Tree of Life in Thailand - claimed to be Mother Nature's multivitamin joining kale and spirulina
Moringa leaf powder form ‘Tree of Life in Thailand – claimed to be Mother Nature’s multivitamin joining kale and spirulina

 

Yacon root syrup - natural dietetic and prebiotic food which does not absorb but help stimulate growth of good bacteria.
Yacon root syrup – natural sweetener and prebiotic food which does not absorb but help stimulate growth of good bacteria.

 

Gelatinized Maca powder - pre-cooking the roots thus making the root powder easily digested. Claimed to give performance-enhancing/hormonal-balancing benefits
Gelatinized Maca powder – pre-cooking roots making the root powder easily digested. Claimed to give performance-enhancing/hormonal-balancing benefits. If good for Inca warrior, more than good enough for me.

Beef floss or dried shredded beef from Malaysia
The local called this ‘serunding’ a type of dish where blended/shredded protein being slow cooked till dried/evaporated and a bit crispy in mixture of onion, garlic, ginger, coconut milk, spices (coriander and cumin),chilli, tamarind juice, and fried desiccated coconut. It last long, stores and travel well – a way of preserving the meat. I usually eat them with slice of bread, sprinkle on rice or as condiment. There are many type of serunding; beef, chicken and fish.

Meatfloss or shredded meat - serunding in Malay
Meatfloss or shredded meet – serunding in Malay

Cleaver Masterchef knife 
There is a promotion going on at one of local supermarket – when collected enough stamps entitled to pay a small amount to own any new kitchen items. This month it is about set of knife by Master Chefs at special price. I managed to collect enough stamps to be an owner of a stunning stainless steel 17.5cm  cleaver knife – something I never had before. Look forward to some serious butchering, crushing garlic and crack open a butternut.

Cleaver knife from Master Chef
Cleaver knife from Master Chef

I leave you with my out of kitchen actions which I shared on SOTG’s Instagram account.Participating on #DecemberPhotoChallenge16 organised by Healthy Living Blog Teams and Fighting For Wellness.

Have a wonderful holiday season wherever you are. I will be in North Asia exploring a new country in few weeks time and managed to also squeeze in a race on last day of this year. So while you will be tossing farewell to 2016 and witness that stunning fireworks, I will be battling a long endurance ultra-running in the mountain area called Tai Mo Shan.

Before I sign off, please  pop by BizzyLizzysGoodThings who compiled ‘In My Kitchen’ series on global virtual level.

Talk soon in 2017 and keep safe.

Live to Thrive,

SOTG.x

2 thoughts on “In My Kitchen – December 16

  1. well i haven’t seen or heard of any of these things in your kitchen. how very interesting. raw cacao quinoa sounds very …different. love the photo with the fish. very pretty. have a great festive season.

    1. Hello Sherry, hope all is well and you had a lovely festivity seasons.Have been using the raw cocoa as chocolate drink with milk to substitute for coffee and also add in smoothie for flavour. I think you make this – just buy Cadbury cocoa powder then grind quinoa. The quinoa make drink a bit filling.

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