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Lean Bento @ Arcade

It is one thing to see your friend lose 20 kg, and it is yet another to see her open a new Bento Bar – Lean Bento – concept to help others achieve what she has ūüôā First off, I love Lean Bento’s clean and simple Japanese-inspired design which stands out among the shops in the arcade. It is a great use of space to be able to accommodate the CBD lunch crowd! While still¬†maintaining the 500 calories per meal philosophy, using responsibly sourced, pesticide-free and clean¬†ingredients, owners Charles Ng and Dionis Chiua have, after many months of research and¬†experimentation, developed a variety of new tastes, textures and flavors. Being a vegan, I was so glad to hear that Lean Bento serves the Protein¬†Garden ($12.90)¬†–¬†an ultra-low-calorie bento¬†featuring shitake and shimeji mushrooms, sweet¬†baby corn, edamame and chickpea salad,¬†capsicum, wakame salad, cherry tomatoes, multigrain¬†nigiri and home-made shoyu zero-carb¬†shirataki noodles. The meal didn’t fill me up like our regular meal with high carbs but it kept me full for long because of the high fibre content. My favourite …

Recipe: Daily Green Smoothie

We take our green smoothie every morning, thanks to my loving husband who makes them!! Yield: ~1.5litres Basic Ingredients Water – 500 ml filtered/distilled¬†water Ginger – 1 inch 400gm dark leafy greens [1 kind a day e.g kale, kai lan, bak choy, spinach¬†etc‚Ķ which ever you prefer – always rotate your greens!] Apple – 1 [core removed] Banana – 1 Chia seed –¬†1.5 table spoon Other sweet fruits you can mix occasionally like mangoes, but always try to keep to 80% vegetables Simple¬†Instructions Place Chia seeds into blender Pour the water [I like it chilled] over it and let it soak for 10 mins Wash and slice ginger, apple and banana [usually freeze banana overnight] before placing into the blender Place dark leafy greens last Blend for 40 sec. Enjoy!

Project Açaí @ Holland Village

Project A√ßa√≠ is Singapore‚Äôs first dedicated a√ßa√≠ superfood caf√©. I love the cafe’s mission to¬†show that it is not hard to eat and living healther in Singapore! It doesn’t always have to be a boring salad. In this case, the a√ßa√≠ bowl is an easy, energising and healthy option as either a meal, dessert, or snack! If you were like me pre-healthy lifestyle days, you will probably go – What is Acai? (pronounced ah-sigh-ee).¬†The a√ßa√≠ berry¬†grows¬†on¬†palm trees native to the Amazon rainforest, and its taste is a blend of wild berries and dark chocolate.¬†The a√ßa√≠ fruit has up to 10 times more antioxidants than blueberries, is a great vegan source of essential fats, and helps to control cholesterol. It’s high in fibre, and low GI, not spiking the blood sugar. A√ßa√≠ is also high in antioxidants, omegas 3, 6 and 9 (anti inflammatory!) and¬†high in fibre. And Project A√ßa√≠ serves¬†Sambazon organic a√ßa√≠, which grows in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest where the berries are hand harvested by local family farmers. Where my chocolate Abs? smoothie is …

P Bistro @ Owen Road

P Bistro is a cosy hidden gem near Little India! Simple menu in a cosy space, and I’m really glad for this flexitarian cafe with vegetarian options. We shared the Pomelo Salad for starters and I love this dish! This dish had a generous serving of pomelo, with fresh tomatoes, onions and fried shallots with a refreshing zingy sauce!¬†I would go back to eat this salad as a main. For mains, N had the¬†Beef Bolognise Spaghetti¬†($18) while I tried the¬†Vegetarian Pasta Fresca¬†($14). Both were splendidly prepared. The vegetarian pasta¬†with a clear soupy base¬†is one of my favourites in Singapore, rivaled probably only by Original Sin. With the fine quality of food at relatively affordable prices, I am not surprised they already have a second branch at Palais Renaissance! Will be back! P Bistro 42 Owen Road Singapore 218941 Phone: 6392 2333 Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 11 am – 10 pm, Fri – Sat: 11 am – 11 pm Or Palais Renaissance 390 Orchard Road, #B1-06 Palais Renaissance Singapore 238871 Phone: 6734 9268 Opening Hours: …

3 Days Juice Fast with Queen’s Greens

Since it has been a while since my last 18 days vegetables juice fast, we decided to embark on a 3 days juice fast post CNY for a detox! There are so many cold-press juicing companies in town now but we decided to try¬†Queen’s Greens given their affordable prices and because Queen’s Greens support local sustainable farmers; the pulp from the juicing is returned to soil to fallow, allowing for¬†lower carbon footprint. Kelly, the founder of Queen’s Greens, also allows for high degree of customization (nut milk or without, fully organic or half organic, types of juices etc). She also differentiates her juices by working closely with clinic/nutritionist ‚Äč‚Äčto provide juice for people with conditions¬†to meet nutritional needs or help in healing of body‚Äč. Kelly, founder of Queen’s Greens, explains her motivation behind starting this juicing business: “A friend once confided that¬†in his late teenage years,¬†he had unexplained boils that ‘attack’¬†his entire face which makes his handsome¬†face then almost unbearable to look. He would lock himself up in his room and is inconsolable. The only¬†thing …

Henry Vegetarian @ Upper Boon Keng (Kallang)

6 days old, Henry Vegetarian is the newest vegan stall in Singapore! And it is totally vegan! Henry, the owner, has had prior experience in another stall in Serangoon and opened now at Upper Boon Keng. Overall very good value for money and great tasting vegan food. Will be back to try others. They have 15 dishes that are constant, and 2 weekly dishes that change every week! Henry Vegetarian (Pure Vegan Dishes) Address:¬†5 Upper Boon Keng Road, #01-22, Singapore 380005 Phone:¬†8590 6995 Opening Hours: Daily 10am ‚Äď 9pm

D’Life Bistro & Cafe @ Commonwealth Crescent

D’Life Cafe & Bistro is the latest vegetarian joint to hit the market. Only opened for 2 weeks, I am glad to see such a happening and hipster looking vegetarian joint (in an extremely old school charming neighbourhood next to famous 2 Chefs tze char!) we can hang out at! D’Life Cafe & Bistro is a lacto-ova vegetarian place that does not use onions/garlic/leek/chives/shallots. They also have some vegan options including vegan ice cream and vegan soy/almond milk coffee but the cakes are not vegan! Even though I couldn’t find any website on this new cafe, the owner was very prompt in replying to my facebook messages for reservations. The staff was also quite flexible in rearranging the tables so 9 of us could sit together. We ordered a main each, some side dishes and 3 desserts to share! All in all, we spent $145 for 9 of us which is quite reasonable for the amount of food! Enjoyed the Asian dishes very much and will try the Western dishes the next time we are …

Healthy (and convenient) snack options in Singapore!

Ever since I turned 100% vegan and as raw as I be, one consistent challenge at 9pm that N and I face is – “We are so hungry and we have run out of juice/blends. What do we eat?” This puts us face to face with temptation.. Do we cook something convenient like instant noodles or stock up on convenient non-GMO chips so we can satisfying our roaring tummies before we sleep at night? (Btw I did succumb to some branded fried non-GMO chips which made my tonsils feel really uncomfortable the next day so I stopped. *sigh* Listen to the body, right?) Somehow when you have had a long day, eating healthy fruits at night is the last thing on my mind. So that started my hunt on healthy plant-based snacks that we do not need to make on our own! Yessss.. lazy busy city people ūüėõ Of course, my most preferred snack is still our own dehydrated kale chips – recipe here. However, we have now discovered healthy options that are ready made! …

Fried Olive Wild Rice @ Clover 8

Clover 8 Bistro Vegetarian & Vegan Dining by Miaoyi @ Kallang Leisure Park

I was so excited to visit Clover 8 last weekend, 7 days after this vegetarian & vegan restaurant at Kallang Leisure Park. Clover 8 serves¬†Thailand, Vietnamese and Italian cuisines and also hand made vegetarian dim sum by Hong Kong Chef.¬†Overall, within Kallang Leisure Park, Clover 8 is relatively affordable. We prefer their Asian dishes to their Western dishes. For starters, we tried their: Glutinous rice in Lotus Leaf ($4.80) – nice without being too oily! Deep Fried Cashew “Cheese” Ball ($5.80) – unhealthy but glad that there is a vegan cheese option! Toasted Ravioli ($5.80) – Don’t recommend this dish as the it was relatively tasteless and very oily! Olive Fried Wild Rice ($5.80) – One of their signature dishes and healthier option to white rice. Love the vegetarian¬†crispy floss! Vietnam Hot and Sour Soup ($5) – Looks innocent but quite lethally hot! Pad Thai ($5.80) – Good value and decent taste for that price in a mall setting. Nasi Lemak ($5.80) – I enjoyed this dish. The mock fried fish and chilli made it …

Real Food

Real Food is arguably the leader of organic, vegetarian food in Singapore. They started in a humble space in Central, Clark Quay a couple of years ago even before juicing became a fad, and have expanded to 4 outlets in Singapore and Malaysia. Real Food¬†caf√© is free from processed ingredients¬†(food grade or otherwise), artificial preservatives¬†and Trans-fat. Real Food is a restaurant we frequent, and Eatprayflying is privileged to able to speak to Jeeyang, one of the founders who started Real Food to understand more about Real Food’s vision and journey. One reason why I support Real Food is because they support ethical farming and ethical food preparation which really stands out in the food industry. Real Food sources mainly from organic farmers and even if the farmers do not have enough scale to pay for organic certification, the partners personally visit the farms to ensure the food is REALly (pun intended :P) free from pesticides and toxic farming ingredients. They also take pains to ensure their food is as healthy as possible – the oils …