Thanks to Veron ( Quay Po Cooks) for extending the invitation of a cooking demo that was featured as "Celebrating with Organics this Christmas Season by Ozganics founder Anni Brownjohs to me. It was held in the Pantry at Jaya Grocers Empire Subang. I also brought my daughter along and now she is becomimg my blog's assisstant ^_^.
After attended this organics cooking demo, i just realized that we can also prepare a meal that using 100% of organics products, from cooking oil, herbs, spices, meat, vegetables and seasonings. Frankly i have very little knowledge of organic products, i only know organic vegetables and do buy them to cook sometime. I didn't know we can have organic spices and seasonings too to add into our cooking, so we can have completely organic meal..
I find OZGANICS products make cooking of organic foods more simplicity and convenience. We just need to add OZGANICS's range of products like sauce, dressing and marinades into few other organic ingredients, then we can have a completely organic healthy meal at home.
Anni Brownjohns prepared few organics dishes for us , and she also discussed the benefits of eating organics with us.
Chef Ryan Khang was assisting Anni in this cooking demo. The first dish was Thai Pumpkin Soup.
We found this soup was a bit less salty and told by Anni that she did not add salt into this soup. Later we learnt from Anni that salt is not an organic product. Organic products are produce that must grow from soil.. So you know we Asian people like stronger taste, later we request for soy sauce to add into this healthy soup, but of course is organic soy sauce, hahaha..
Below i share with you the Thai Pumpkin Soup recipe:-
Thai Pumpkin Soup
(recipe by OZGANICS)
1tbsp olive oil
1 brown onion, coarsely chopped
1.2kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 litre (4 cups) chicken or vegetable stock
1 jar OZGANICS Thai Red Curry Simmer Sauce
Squeeze of lime juice
Finely diced coriander for garnish
1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
2. Saute onion in oil, stirring, for 5 minutes or until golden.
3. Add pumpkin and stir to coat-saute until slightly browning
4. Add water, simmer for 20mins or until pumpkin is soft
5. Use a stick blender to blend until smooth
6. Stir in OZGANICS Thai Red Curry Simmer Sauce
7. Add lime juice to taste
8. Serve in bowls and top with fresh coriander
Chef Ryan also shared with us Organic Sprouted Multigrain Bread. He was using wheat berries, i was not sure what is wheat berries, after he shown to us and i realized that wheat berries is " Mak Chou" that we usually use to make dessert soup..
Chef Ryan gave this bread good knead..
Shaping the dough
incorporate mixture of good seeds..
Oh, this bread is super good, healthy and nice aroma!! I am going to make this and will share recipe soon..
This bread also perfectly goes well with Morocca chicken with lemon and olives, check the recipe here
It was also served with Quinoa
Again my 1st time tried organic Quinoa (sorry, i very kampung, i am new to a lot of Western foods, hehehe)....Thought this was quite nice with nice bites..
Yen of Eat Your Heart Out enjoying a piece of nice bread..
Last, Anni prepared watermelon and Feta salad for us..I am glad that i able to taste all great organic foods prepared by great chef like Anni ...
Anni also add these three difference dressing into this salad
Ya, also Thanks to Veron brought for us this yummy homemade puff..
Veron in the class..
Before end of the demo, Anni also shared with us on how to identify a certified organic product
Check out the label, see the logo look like a leaf, this is Australian certified organic food chain...another important point highlighted by Anni was even the product has the certified logo but the logo must carry with serial number..
For those who wants to know more Ozganics range of products, you may want to visit http://www.ozganics.com.au/index.php. You also could find some nice recipes there..
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 email@example.com
Ya, i also like to recommend you to get a bottle of Ozganics Fig spread, it was good to spread on a slice of healthy bread. Sorry i was busy eating and forgot to take the picture, you may hop over to Yen of Eat Your Heart Out to check the picture and also she is going to share a nice recipe soon- roast chicken with Ozganic's honey, soy and garlic marinade, served with a fruity couscous.
I enjoyed this fun and informative afternoon together with few food bloggers, Ping of Ping's Pickings, Shannon of Just As Delish, Yen of Eat Your Heart Out, Veron of QuayPoCooks, and Esther of The Fuss Free Chef, nice meeting with you all !!