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Posted by on October 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Soupery, Four Seasons, Sunny Choice

We read about “Soupery” in a magazine recently and decided to make the trip down to taste their healthy soups on a lazy Sunday.

Soupery

Great World City (Food Court), #B1-16/17

Wild mushroom soup ($6.90)

Guinness Beef Stew ($6.90)

If you like your soup to be light and creamless, you’ll probably enjoy the soup here. We prefer slightly thicker beef stew and creamier mushroom soup. We thought it would be a little better if they could be more generous with the beef cubes (We only managed to scoop 5 tiny bits from the bowl of soup).

Four Seasons Organic Market

Great World City #B2-06/07

A great hunting ground for organic lovers!

Organic supplements, organic condiments, organic tibits, organic bread and everything organic!

Organic Baby Food

Organic Frozen Food

Organic Fruits and Veg

Bly just love the beautiful murals in Great World City’s toilets.

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It was World Vegetarian Day on 1st Oct, we started our meatless day at a nearby vegetarian cafe. ūüôā

Sunny Choice

The Rail Mall, 434 Upper Bukit Timah Road

Hoe with thunder tea rice

Bly’s bibimbap

Sunny Choice is a nice place for a quick satisfying meat-free meal. Their food is not super stimulating for taste buds but you’ll definitely rejoice in the nourishing and guilt free dishes (Like home-cooking). We’ve also tried the hakka yam abacus, bak kut teh, tahu goreng and pumpkin soup (Quite yummy and we like the way they present their food.

End off with our home made smiley organic potato salad with melted cheese!

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2012 in Restaurants/Cafes, Uncategorized

 

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Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Broccoli! It’s our all time favourite. And today, we are going to introduce a new way to enjoy this good food. By the way, if you are crazily in love with broccoli (Like bly), you ought to take note of this.¬†Too much of broccoli will actually cause hyperoxaluria¬†and also interfere in blood thinning medications. Well we guess moderation is the key word when it comes to food.

We tried different version of making¬†broccoli soup and we found¬†a perfect¬†recipe for a rich and flavourful cheesy broccoli soup (We’re going to share with you!). Just by looking at the pictures, you can imagine sipping the mouthwatering flavours of the soup! Oh yes, it definitely satisfies a cheese lover’s cravings!

Ingredients: 1 organic broccoli, 1 onions, 1/3 block of butter, 1 cup milk, 1/4 cheddar cheese, 2 cups organic veg broth, 1 small carrots, 1/2 cup flour

1. Steam broccoli & carrots till soft and toss with olive oil and salt
2. Blend broccoli with veg broth
3. Melt butter and stir-fry onions then pour into blender
4. Melt butter and add flour to achieve roux base
5. Add milk and 1/4 block of cheese and stir to ensure a smooth creamy base
6. Pour in everything from blender
7. Stir and mix well
8. Thicken when necessary
9. Garnish with shredded cheese and a piece of broccoli

(Serves 2 pax)

We’ll be sure to make our own croutons to top with our hearty soups!

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2012 in Uncategorized, Vegetarian

 

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Beef Stew

Beef Stew

Bly wrote down the recipe in our little cookbook and I followed according to each and every step. This is definitely a recipe that’s full of flavour and easy to cook.

Beef is one of our favourite red meat and we use them to cook bulgogi or spaghetti with ground beef (Or mould them into meatballs).

Beef requires much more attention and handling to make sure the meat is cooked to the right tenderness. Definitely chicken and pork are much easier to handle from this perspective.

For our beef stew, we are using tomato puree as a base for the soup instead of beef stock. The sweet and sour tomato puree creates a layered texture as it acts as a contrast to the sweetness of the beef cubes. You just feel like continuing the soup journey to taste what are the other flavours present in the beef stew.

We used extremely lean beef for this beef stew as we want to cut down the fats in our diet. After cooking for 2 hours, our lean beef meat became rock hard cubes. At this stage, you have to persevere and continue to keep it cooking under low heat for another 4-6 hours. It is only after this long process where the collagen in the beef breaks down and you will achieve tenderized juicy beef cubes!

Here’s the recipe! Simply delicious!

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2012 in Beef-based, Recipes, Tomato-based

 

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Tiong Bahru Bakery!

It’ll be a¬†long weekend for us!¬†We really¬†are¬†more than just happy¬†to take a break from work. It had probably eaten a whole big chunk of me over the past few months and I almost lost myself¬†in the midst of my busy working schedule. Okay, I’m back! ((=

And ya, I’ve been eagerly searching tips for my extremely occupied mind. And this is a great link:

http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/relaxation-technique/

Opps! Sorry for sidetracking!

If you are a die hard fan of less messy non-flaky and soft buttery¬†croissant, what¬†ARE you WAITING for? I¬†especially enjoy peeling the pretty layers and yum yum yum! It’s making me hungry.

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We’ll recommend the croque monsieur and croissant. Give it a try¬†when you happen to swing by Tiong Bahru area and the new outlet (Picture above) at Raffles City.

End off with Utt saying bye bye to all! Ciao~

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Chicken Ragout!

This has consistently featured on Soup Spoon’s menu and it’s one of our favourite yummy soup¬†whenever we visit the restaurant. We’ve always been impressed with the success of Soup Spoon.¬†It has elevated the Singapore soup culture to a whole new level ever since it stormed into the food scene. With its consistent core menu and the occasional¬†odd new quirky soup recipes, you just can’t get enough of Soup Spoon.

Chicken ragout is actually quite easy to recreate on your own. Hoe can do it, so can you!

Ingredients: diced potatoes, carrots, cucumber, green capsicum, onion, garlic, tomato puree, mushrooms, milk, organic chicken stock, chicken, 2 teaspoon of olive oil, salt, flour.

Even though the main star in this soup is chicken but if you look through the ingredient list above, you will find a wide range of vegetables in this soup which makes it a real healthy soup. You basically can just have this soup with rice/bread and it will be a satisfying complete meal for the day.

Hoe is a sucker for potatoes and he just enjoys biting on the potato cubes. A great alternative to enjoying potatoes besides french fries and curry chicken with potatoes. ūüôā

 

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