Author: Beatrice

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 …

River Cruise (Central Europe) – a new luxury way to travel

I don’t know about you but whenever I used to hear “cruise”, images of casinos and being trapped on a ship with nothing to do would come to mind. So when we were first invited to Uniworld’s Cruise along Danube River in Central Europe, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was sure glad we could get off in different cities so we decided to try. And indeed, I must say I am now a Uniworld River Cruise convert!!  Already looking forward to the next trip I get to cruise with Uniworld because: 1) Pampering from Uniworld service team! As I was a cruise noob before, I didn’t realize Uniworld is like the best of best in the cruise industry.  Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is the world’s most luxurious all-inclusive cruise line and is ranked the Top River Cruise Line in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016 readers’ survey. Their winning edge shows in so many ways. For me, firstly, it really shows in their rooms because the beds are sooo comfortable. …

Free Health Talk by EatPrayflying: Aug 17, 7pm

Did you know that our oral health offers clues about our overall health — or that problems in our mouth can affect the rest of our body? Protect yourself by learning more about the connection between your oral health and overall health this Aug 17, 7pm! We have a special dentist speaker who will share with us more on holistic dentistry! RSVP with us now!  ????  

Detox Retreat @ The LifeCo Phuket

It has been almost 2 years since my last proper juice fast so N and I decided to head to Phuket to do a 3 day detox! The LifeCo Phuket is located around a lake, and is the newest kid on the block in Phuket to offer most natural solutions to fight against ageing and diseases. I decided to try out the LifeCo Phuket because I agree with their 360 degrees holistic approach together with healthy nutrition, anti-ageing and well-being therapies, prevention treatments for chronic diseases and cancer as well as pampering and beauty treatments alongside with spiritual therapies, all in the same complex. I love that they also have doctors and nurses – look forward to them giving the most updated and holistic advice for our health. The LifeCo may be new in Phuket, but their first outlet in Turkey has been opened for more than 10 years. I was quite excited to know that celebrities fly themselves to The LifeCo in Turkey just to detox! We were warmly welcomed at the airport on …

Oil Pulling for Oral Health (and other benefits!)

After a long hiatus of blogging, I decided to write about Oil Pulling, a daily habit I started a few months ago 🙂 I was advised by my holistic dentist to try oil pulling to remove bacteria and promote healthy teeth and gums. It seems simple enough so I decided to try! Originating from Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is a oral detoxification procedure that is simply done by swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes. I use organic coconut oil, but sesame/olive oil works as well! Process: Do oil pulling first thing in the morning, before eating or drinking anything  Swish a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes, drawing them through your teeth. (I do this then either bathe/do other morning chores) Spit the oil out into the trash can. Do NOT spit into sink or toilet bowl to prevent clogging. (Usually the clear oil would become whitish as our saliva and bacteria would have interacted with the oil) Do tongue-scrapping (You should see a lot of thick white thick …

Adam Taste @ Thomson V Two

After a great tipoff from the Vegetarian Society folks, we managed to find Adam Taste at Thomson V Two and it was a great find! Newly opened on 20th Sep too! It is a very spacious, comfortable cafe.. I guess it is a tradeoff – you can have a much bigger area in a place with relatively low footfall. Still relatively uncrowded since it is only been opened for 2 weeks now. The servers all seem to be kids of the couple who owned the place; they all seem a little stressed out by the kitchen’s operations but helpful nonetheless! The menu is also relatively limited at the moment – only hotpot, wanton noodles, nasi lemak, spaghetti, baked rice with drinks and fresh juices (not cold-pressed in case you are wondering). The food is pretty good quality though. We shared the Hot Pot and Nasi Lemak.  The Hot Pot‘s Tom Yum paste tasted pretty authentic. Serving size was pretty decent too for $12.90. I tried the vegetarian Nasi Lemak. I enjoyed the curry a lot, though …

elemen @ Thomson Plaza

element @ Thomson Plaza is definitely one restaurant we regret not bringing our pro camera!! The ambience and food was so awesome we also focused so much on eating we have a few pictures only. But definitely going back for this #musttry. Love what they stand for – vegetarian, wholesome and minimum processing. We learn that elemen is backed by the Koufu chain; explains why they have the scale/marketing capability to attract a fairly good crowd on a weekday night for a vegetarian restaurant. They are currently having an opening special until 12th Oct 2015; good value $18.80 for a 5 course yummy healthy meal! The 5 courses include 1 appetiser, 1 soup or salad, 1 main, 1 dessert and 1 beverage. The elemen appetizer is standard. From left to right, it is cucumber roll, seaweed roll in sesame sauce and tomato plum. We were introduced the starters and asked to eat from right to left because it would go from light to heavy, sweet to sour. I was quite impressed.. Usually you only get …

Get Rewarded by simply using your Fitbit and Jawbone!

I recently chanced upon Activeager.asia, a health and fitness platform that aims to reward you for keeping fit! How many of us own a fitness tracker like Fitbit or Jawbone but it has become a white elephant or just a fashion accessory? So how does Activeager.asia, really work? Activeager.asia, is currently integrated with the market’s top 2 fitness tracker brands, Fitbit and Jawbone; mobile fitness apps such as Google Fit and Moves up in the pipeline. The integration with Fitbit and Jawbone gives us a seamless experience where data are shown on Activeager.asia, almost immediately. It is indeed simple to be rewarded! What you need to do in simply to take on a challenge in order to win a prize – a Pebble time in this case!! Once the challenge has started, you will be able to see their daily performance as well as a live leaderboard where users vie for the top spot. Fitbit and Jawbone users are able to come together and take part in the same challenge. Activeager.asia, aims to act as a motivator for …

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… 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!

PH360 – World’s First Personalized Health Tool

I have recently been given the privilege to be one of the pioneers in Singapore to experience a new personalized health assessment tool you can do on your own in the comfort of your home called PH360, which stands for having a 360 degrees view on your Personal Health. PH360 is created by internationally renowned health expert, Matt Riemann, who was diagnosed with a terminal illness 9 years ago. Since then, he has spent the past decade gathering an international team of collaborators who are leading scientists, researchers, medical doctors and health professionals with expertise in the fields of anthropometry, endocrinology, molecular biology, epigenetics, phenotypology, nutrigenomics and neuroscience, to tackle this seemingly impossible task. Since then, he has not just recovered but in 2014, Riemann and his team launched the world’s first personalised health tool PH360 based on gene expression, combining concepts of Chinese medicine, Ayurveda and conventional medicine to produce a platform with the ability to predict the exact foods, fitness, environments and lifestyle – or epigenetic factors – to make intuitive decisions for one to stay healthy and avoid disease. So, to start …