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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Taste the good life with OZGANICS

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 nourish.enquiry@gmail.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 !!


Baby Sumo said...

Nice post Sonia! Haha got photo of my "tam chiak" face .. stuffing myself with the lovely bread!

Small Kucing said...

wow...so nice to see the demo.

Mich Piece of Cake said...

Ha ha I understand what you mean by chinese needs to add a little soya sauce to the food :) All the food looks very delicious...

Love2cook Malaysia said...

Thanks for sharing yet another informative post dear! I'm getting few offers from some wellknown companies to do product reviews for their, been rejecting due to time constraint :)

mui mui said...

That is a very interesting and informative demo. i am quite annoying towards organic eating too..:p You and your gal can be a mummy-and-daughter tag team in blogging..:p
Love the ozganic pumpkin soup. Does it taste hot? cause i see there is Thai Red Curry Simmer added.

By the way, I have just received the parcel. The goods are fine and thanks so much for the pickled sakura. That is more than enough for me to make my sakura swiss roll. I think also can make the sakura cookies too...:D
Thanks again..:D
Have a wonderful weekend.

sabrina 莎莎 said...

tis is new to me!!!
will try it if i see in market~~

QembarDelites said...

I must say I hardly ever eat anything organic, except the fruits and vegetables...nice to know we can get organic sauces for our cooking too! Great post!

Shereen said...

Hi Sonia,
Okay, I'm confused here! I'm assuming that you had a 100% organic meal. If by adding salt, it makes the meal non organic since the requirement for it to be certified organic, the produce must grow from soil. What about Feta? I'm not sure if you are familiar with Pacific Salt, Malborough Flaky Sea Salt but I do believe that that product is certified as organic. It comes with certified logo and serial number too. These days you can buy certified organic eggs and meats which come with serial numbers and they are not from soil! * scratching head*

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Shereen, good questions ! I did asked the same question to Anni about Feta cheese as organic. She said the source of milk from sheep or goat is organic , so Feta cheese also certified as organic product. Same goes to eggs and meats. As for why the brands of salt also do come with certified logo and serial number, then I have to get Anni to answer you . Now I have a question to Anni,, is seafood also organic ?

Amie said...

Kali pertama baca ingatkan organics rupanya ozganics!

Rice Bowl Tales 有碗話碗 said...

That seem like a very interesting and fun meeting!! And thank you for passing all the useful information! Look forward to your recipe of the healthy bread :)

Ana Regalado said...

Sonia , I laughed out loud re asking for some soy sauce ! Delicious post as usual :D

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

Hehe.. i am waiting for the multigrain bread recipe. You know lah, i love it *-^

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Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Sonia, do you think Anni would have raised her eye brown if you ask for some light soy sauce for the pumpkin soup, hahaha!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Shereen, the salt was not organic. Anni does not encourage the use of salt but we got it because we asked for it. hehe.. We all not used to organic food yet lah, so we want to add soya sauce of salt and with that we turned the organic meal upside down. Malaysian ma!! LOL!

Sonia, thanks for joining us, it has been too long I last meet up with you. Miss you lah! Hey and congrats on the new camera. The quality of the photos are obvious, now I am so jealous:D Enjoy your new toy my dear.

ping said...

It was so nice to have finally met you, Sonia.
Nice write up! Ayo, I still have to post mine, so swamped with things happening.

PH said...

I am very keen on organic products but haven't changed totally because some of the products are quiet expensive. But I do understand why the cost is high.

Li Shuan said...

Looks like u had an eventful afternoon with lots of healthy food. Organic food is healthier but really quite expensive and limited choices. It will be hard to stick on 100% organic. However organic vege does taste sweeter and better thou. Thanks for sharing with us.

Sissi said...

It's incredible how different are the attitudes to organic food around the world: in France where I buy 90% of my food, organic shops are everywhere (and every year new ones open) and they carry almost everything you need to cook: flour, oil, cans, meat, cheese and of course vegetables and fruits. I buy only free-range or organic meat and I have almost stopped buying non-organic vegetables or fruits (I only buy such when I cannot find organic, which happens rarely). I'm glad organic food production spreads all around the world.

Esther@thefussfreechef said...

aiyooo, i better get my post up haha. Good writeup Sonia, you noted down so much of what Anni said. She gave a lot of practical advice, didn't she. Nice to have finally meet you :)

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Zoe said...

This gathering seems fun to me! Wish that I can be there :D

Lisa Ho said...

Brilliant post Sonia :D

I love the way you mentioned
"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.." ~ classic ;P

Anonymous said...

hi Sonia,

Organic shops are quite popular nowadays in Germany too. Organic food is good but all in all I think one should try to prepare the dressing or sauce from fresh organic ingredients too for a healthier diet. Preparation from whole food is the best. Too much antibiotic and hormone in meat and chemicals in processed food have slowly waken some of us who try to eat healthier in our busy working life.

obat jantung koroner said...

thank for the information

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