All posts tagged: Eat Clean

Top 23 Vegetarian Restaurants in Singapore (you won’t realize there is no meat!)

Because of my mum’s cancer journey, I have learnt to become very picky about her food if she wanted to eat out. It is pretty hard to find fully organic restaurants in Singapore, but here are some of our top picks that try to be as clean and healthy as possible while retaining the yummy taste! 1) Afterglow Afterglow – Probably the one and only organic cafe focused on RAW food. Food is exquisitely made with intricate flavours. Good as a treat but the prices are too steep for everyday dining. We pay for effort as it does take a lot of effort to take raw food, let alone yummy raw food. My favourites – Deconstructed Sushi Bowl, Raw Lasagna and Pink Soy Latte Address: 24 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089131 Phone: 6224 8921 2) Real Food One of the original pioneers of real, organic, no MSG, vegan food in Singapore, Real Food is doing well with 3 outlets in Novena, Orchard Central (previously Killiney), South Beach and Central. They also 2 outlets in Malaysia! 3) Elemen One of …

Raw burger with red cabbage and mango salsa topping, 195B

Top 8 Healthy Organic Vegan Restaurants/ Cafes/ Wellness Centres in Phuket

Since we are vegans who try our hardest to be as raw and organic as possible in Singapore, we extended our hunt to Phuket for healthy, organic food and these are our top 8 #eatclean yummy picks! 1) We Café We Café is set up right next to a famous hydroponic farm – this is as fresh as it gets!  We Café serves healthy juices and smoothies, as well as salads, sandwiches, pastas. I requested a fresh avocado cocoa soy shake which they specially made for me even though it wasn’t on the menu! There is also a small grocery section that sells fresh organic produce and all products are grown according to strict agriculture practices. Address: Chaofa West Road, near the intersection with Khwang Road Tel: 076 521 670, 081 328 1352 Opening Hours: 0730 – 2000 2) Atsumi Raw Café The Atsumi Raw Café serves lovingly prepared raw vegan and raw vegetarian desserts and mains as well as an amazing selection of juices and smoothies. Wherever possible, they use locally sourced and organic ingredients. They …

Top 6 Food Ingredients that is making you sick… (and more likely to get Cancer)

Before my mum was diagnosed with cancer, I hardly read food labels. Because I struggled with my weight, the most I would do is to glance at the calories and fat levels before deciding on the purchase. Now that I am aware and actively checking ingredient lists, it shocks me how much potentially harmful ingredients I was ingesting without realizing. So I took a walk around a random supermarket in Singapore today to see common ingredients we should avoid to improve our health to share with all of you. And I hope you too, will start looking at food ingredient labels when purchasing food for yourself and your families.  1) Sugar (and refined sweeteners) If you have cancer, sugar in any form is a big no-no. All cells, including cancer cells, need glucose in order to produce the energy necessary for survival. Cancer cells have developed a very effective strategy (glycolysis or fermentation), to ensure they survive; they grow many extra insulin receptors – 10-19x more than regular cells – on their surfaces in order to …

Living Cafe Dessert

Top Natural/Organic Healthier Dessert Places in Singapore

Because I love desserts, I am starting a list for good raw/organic/vegan desserts separate from the restaurants and cafe list! 1) Delcie’s Desserts and Cake Organic, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free and Diabetic Friendly I am so happy to find a healthy dessert alternative! Delcie’s mother passed away due to stomach and intestine cancer, which is why Delcie became a strong advocate to healthy eating, as she believes that “food can either be your medicine or your poison.” She pioneered the technique in baking guilt-free Organic, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free and Diabetic Friendly cakes in Singapore, which is today’s Delcie’s Desserts and Cakes. We tried the double chocolate cake before and it was very yummy without the guilty!! Delcie’s Desserts and Cakes Address: Blk 34 Whampoa West #01-83 Singapore 330034 (map) Boon Keng MRT Exit Operating Hours: Tue – Sun (11am – 8pm), Public Holidays (11am – 3pm), Closed on Mondays. Website: http://delcies.com/ 2) Brownice Vegan, Dairy Free, No Eggs, Natural (no artifical flavouring or colouring) Brownice is listed in the Singapore Book …

Top Places to Buy Organic Produce in Singapore

Both my mum’s and my health recovery involved living on a raw, organic, vegan diet. And since Singapore is so short of land, the frequent question I get is – where do you get do organic food shops good, fresh yet affordable organic produce in Singapore? Hence, I am featuring my top picks of organic food shops based on: 1) Convenience – 1 stop for large selection 2) Affordability 3) Quality of Produce — 1) Zen Xin Agri-Organic Food Zenxin Agri-Organic Food (Zenxin) is Malaysia’s leading producer, distributor and retailer of organic produce, since its 2001 setup. As in the farms are relatively near Singapore, we can trust in the produce’s freshness. Zenxin has a wide selection in their shop at Pasir Panjang – the tropical crops are grown in Malaysia and Thailand while seasonal temperate crops are imported from around the world. The prices are kept affordable by farming in Malaysia (where land is more abundant than Singapore), and then shipping them over the short distance over the causeway. They have a membership program that …

All the good Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in Singapore!

When my mum recovered from Stage 4 Colon Cancer but still needed to be extra careful with her food, my top 5 picks of the restaurant I bring her to criteria are based on: 1) Organic 2) Vegan 3) Raw Food options 4) Taste 🙂 Enjoy! 1) Real Food One of the original pioneers of real, organic, no MSG, vegan food in Singapore, Real Food is doing well with 3 outlets in Novena, Orchard Central (previously Killiney) and Central. 2) Sunny Choice Sunny Choice is an inconspicuous cafe along Rail Mall that I had walked past umpteen times without even glancing at it once, but now has became a frequented cafe. They try to use as much organic produce as possible, and also stock fresh organic produce like fruits, vegetables and chia seeds. They also serve cold-pressed juice if you want a drink full of enzymes before your mains. My favourites – Xin Zhou Bee Hoon, Nasi Lemak, Po Piah. 3) Afterglow Afterglow – Probably the one and only organic cafe focused on RAW food. …

LivinGreens @ Rangoon Road

LivinGreens (I used to confuse myself by searching for Living Greens!), an organic vegan cafe, is a blessing to my mum and family. Ms Barbara Chin, the owner and chef of LivinGreens, has years of experience taking care of cancer patients so she is very aware of patients’ dietary needs. All her food sauces and salad dressings are painstakingly prepared from scratch using fresh ingredients. Even the water she uses to make her soups is filtered. LivinGreens used to be located at Beach Road but I am so glad they have now moved to relatively central Rangoon Road so we can eat there often, and without do the stress of food preparation at home! Most of LivinGreens mains are under $10, and these are some of our all time favourites! Raw dishes

Loving Hut @ Joo Chiat

As a relatively new vegan, I was very glad to hear that Loving Hut opened its flagship store in Joo Chiat. Loving Hut is an international vegan chain with around 200 stores worldwife. It is pretty difficult to find organic, vegan, non-GMO options in Singapore to bring mum too, so I strongly support all these restaurants and cafes now. And Loving Hut does not disappoint. It is one of my personal favourites in terms of the freshness and taste of the food. Loving Hut is the fastest growing chain of international vegan restaurants in the world. All our ingredients are 100% vegan. We use as much organic vegetables and non-GMO products as possible for all our dishes and drinks, with a particular focus on sourcing our ingredients from local producers to offer our customers the most natural, healthiest and most delicious cuisines.  

Recipe: Nepalese Dwarika’s Summer Salad

During my amazing stay at Dwarika’s at Nepal before we did our Poon Hill trek, N and I tried some amazing food at the Dwarika’s Resort. At that time I wasn’t vegan, but the food quality was exquisite. Since then, I have come to learn that at Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel, Mr. Pramod Mahaseth, the head chef, obtains almost all of the restaurant’s ingredients from their very own two organic farms – one near Dhulikhel and the other in Chitwan. I am glad that while the Dwarika’s Group preaches that food is a very important aspect of the lifestyle at the resort, they live what they preach by sourcing and growing their own organic, fresh Nepali ingredients. Here is one amazing looking salad recipe from Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel, which I believe we can all reproduce at home even if we can’t travel to beautiful Nepal!

Afterglow @ Keong Saik

This is my first food entry since I turned vegan and 80% raw. I was very excited to find Afterglow @ Keong Saik which has been opened since beginning of 2014. Because it also means I can prepare 1 less meal at home as it is not easy to find organic, vegan AND raw cafes and restaurants in Singapore. For those who missed my previous entries, this is why I have decided to turn vegan and 80% raw.