Check out if you are one of the chosen winners below. Those who took part will also receive something too!! 🙂
Thank you everybody for taking part in this major giveaway of good quality Green Tea and Coffee, that is mixed with Buckwheat for that extra health benefit! 🙂
I have just conducted a lucky draw for those of you who have taken part in this giveaway. As mentioned, those who followed SGVegan gets an extra chance in the draw.
All winners are drawn by hand. Courtesy of the boyfriend, so all’s fair, heh heh.
Roasted Buckwheat Green Tea (60s)
Roasted Buckwheat Coffee (30s)
Roasted Buckwheat Green Tea Can (2x 6cans)
All winners, please drop me an email @ email@example.com to confirm that you will be able to meet up in person. This will be a mass meet up so I will appreciate if you can meet up to pick up your won item. To make it easier, meet ups can be scheduled anytime during 1-5 February 2016 @ Clarke Quay MRT, 6.30pm or Clementi MRT, 7pm.
I will reply your email with your preferred timing and location with an acknowledgement email containing my contact details. Please be on time as I will not be able to wait for you. All unclaimed prizes by 5 February 2016 will be donated.
For those of you have not won, here’s an additional little sweet treat 🙂
I will be giving away the 10 sample packs, containing a sachet of Roasted Buckwheat Green Tea and a sachet of Roasted Buckwheat Coffee. Photo as seen at the bottom of the featured image above. Simply email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org stating your preferred timing and location to pick up during the scheduled meet ups from 1-5 February as above.
Have a great Sunday everyone 😉 and do take part in the Instagram giveaway I am currently conducting till 17 Feb 2016 where you get to win your choice of either lavender/lemongrass/rose geranium natural shower gel here!!
Delicious Green Tea that can help reduce high blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol by including Buckwheat. Participate in the giveaway below. Ends 31 Jan 2016, 12noon.
Have you heard about the benefits of Buckwheat?
For over a year, I’ve been consuming Buckwheat Green Tea from Buckwheat Health Products Pte Ltd (BHP), a Singapore-based company founded in 2010.
BHP is now currently sold in over 40 medical halls and restaurants island-wide and have helped many Singaporeans health wise. BHP has since earned many awards such as SME1 Asia Awards 2011, Top 100 Singapore Excellence Award 2011/2012 and Singapore Brand 2012Award.
What’s so special about BHP? Well, instead of using normal Buckwheat, BHP choses to use Black Pearl Buckwheat where the rutin content is a few fold much higher than normal buckwheat. I was told that…
Normal Buckwheat pricing US$0.50 to US$2 per kg.
Black Pearl Buckwheat pricing US$21 to US$2000 per kg. Depending MOQ.
Here’s an image that shows the benefits of Black Pearl Buckwheat:
The green tea used is sencha, harvested within 14 days from 50-500 year old green tea trees as BHP says that such trees offer much better health benefits such as prevention of cancer or stopping cancer cells from replicating. As such, the price per kg of green tea leaves are more expensive compared to the usual green tea.
In short, enjoying BHP products help to:
Reduce High Blood Sugar
Reduce High Blood Pressure
Reduce High Cholesterol
And also, it will additionally improve kidney and liver function and reduce weight! 🙂
The Roasted Buckwheat Green Tea is very smooth and delicious when consumed hot. The tea bag is made of really good material, and I can get at least 3 cups of tea just from 1 teabag.
After drinking this Roasted Buckwheat Green Tea from BHP, I personally find that the rest of the general green tea has a very “siap” taste.
The Buckwheat Green Tea can contains much lesser sugar compared to the other green tea drinks in the market and is very delicious when consumed chilled with a meal. Mmmmhhhmmm.
I’m not a coffee person so I’ve not tried the coffee but my grandmother enjoyed it so much, I heard that she finished the 5 packs I passed to her very fast!
So, with the upcoming CNY, I would like to share this great Singapore products from BHP, so that we can enjoy our sugar rich CNY cookies! 🙂
I will be giving the Buckwheat Green Tea can in a set of 2 packs.
Please leave a comment below as to which BHP product
(Buckwheat Green Tea Can, Buckwheat Coffee, Roasted Buckwheat Green Tea) you would like to get. 🙂
Giveaway ends 31 January 2016, 12 noon. Winners will be contacted via the email address used to leave the comment and a meet up will be arranged.
Here are the expiry dates:
If you would like to purchase the BHP Buckwheat products for your family members, you can head on down to: http://www.buckwheat.com.sg/products/buckwheat-products.html to make an order. Delivery is free, no minimum order, and you receive your products very fast too! Otherwise they can be found in most medical halls.
There is currently a very special price exclusive gift hamper set you can order for your family members. It comes shrink wrapped with the plastic gift tray:
Do note that the Buckwheat Chia cookies contain butter and eggs and are therefore not suitable for vegans. However, the reasoning behind the Buckwheat Chia cookies is that kidney patients are unable to consume much fluids so drinking Buckwheat Green Tea/Coffee will not be suitable for them.
Green Pea Cookie, a successful Kickstarter campaign by an NUS student
During World Vegan Day last year on 1 November, I had a mini gathering for friends during which we sampled some green pea cookies from Green Pea Cookie.
The Green Pea Cookie team launched a successful Kickstarter campaign on the 3rd of February 2015 to increase their exposure in the US and Singapore market and raise funds for operations. In a mere 7 hours of campaign launch, the Green Pea Cookie team managed to raise a campaign target of $5,000. Till date, Green Pea Cookie has raised over $26,000, gained over 850 backers and have a total of 35,000 cookies pledged. The campaign is also a Kickstarter Staff Pick and we have been featured in US media such as Huffington Post and various US based vegan food blogs.
Here is the team:
Green Pea Cookie is founded by 3 co-founders, Tan Ying Quan, Fiona Lee and Larissa Russell (above). Ying Quan, aged 24, is currently a Year 4 NUS undergraduate studying Human Resource Management. Fiona Lee, aged 23, recently graduated from NTU with Bachelors in Accountancy and Marketing. Lastly, Larissa Russell, aged 23, is currently working as an analyst in a technology startup called Visually in San Francisco. Larissa is also the only American in the team while Ying Quan and Fiona are Singaporeans.
The idea for Green Pea Cookie first started when Ying Quan went on the NUS Overseas College Program (NOC) in Silicon Valley in year 2014, a one year entrepreneurial program where he worked for Visually as a growth hacker. In June 2014, halfway into the program, Ying Quan asked his parents to bring over some Green Pea Cookies from Singapore during their visited because he wanted to share some Singaporean delights with his colleagues. To his surprise, he watched as his colleagues devoured the box of cookies in just one afternoon.
To most of us here in Singapore, Green Pea Cookie is a festive cookie that makes its appearance during Chinese New Year. However, most people in US have never heard of the Green Pea Cookie and they were surprised to hear that the cookies were made from roasted green peas. They were fascinated by the use of vegetables in making cookies.
To reach a bigger audience, the Green Pea Cookie team made the recipe Vegan and offered a Gluten-Free option. This provided them the chance to reach out to the masses in the US with a novel and great tasting guilt-free snack. The cookies are sweet and savory, slightly crunchy throughout and creamy at the same time.
Recently, in August 2015, the Green Pea Cookie team has brought the world’s happeaest cookie back to Singapore, setting up their local operations to handcraft each cookie to perfection locally. The Green Pea Cookie team has also launched their online shopping cart on the 11th October 2015, shipping Green Pea Cookie throughout Singapore and US.
My thoughts (Summarised from those of us at the gathering):
Having had other vegan green pea options, I found the Green Pea Cookies a tad sweet, and not as finely grinded that I experience a “melt-in-the-mouth” taste.
However, the Green Pea Cookie team has done a fantastic job behind the marketing. You experience a sense of happiness when you put a piece of “Peater” in your mouth. Peater is the name the Green Pea Cookie team named their original green pea cookie.
This does brings a sense of justification to the price of the Green Pea Cookies, although I do hope the Green Pea Cookie team will improve their box packaging as the plastic pack is sealed manually with a clip.
I wish the Green Pea Cookie team success in the year 2016 ahead! 🙂
There are 36 cookies per box.
One box of GreenPea Cookies = $14
Four boxes = $56
Eight boxes = $112
At events (e.g. PasarBella – A Farmer’s Market), both boxes and packs of cookies are sold: There are 10 cookies per pack.
One box of GreenPea Cookies = $14
One pack of GreenPea Cookies = $4
Hello everyone! 🙂 Its been a while since the last post and with Christmas and New Year around the corner, I promise you a whole set of upcoming posts. Stay tuned to upcoming posts on vegan pasta, safe and green spring/house cleaning products, natural anti-itch and scar removing cream, cashback shopping, and many more! Yes, there are so many things I want to share with you so please input your email address on the top right corner of this page to stay posted yeah? 😉
In this post I will be highlighting a great dish – vegan Turkey! With the upcoming Christmas celebrations, I thought it would be great to make known this exciting dish, that is not only kinder to the live turkeys, but also to your health and your family too!!
Genesis has created this awesome kind vegan turkey dish for everyone to enjoy for this Christmas if you’re dining in:
Otherwise, you can recreate this dish by buying the whole turkey roll:
Here’s the close up:
I’ve brought many friends to Genesis when they were at Boat Quay and all love their food. So I am definitely sure this dish will be well-received if you are getting the kinder turkey for your Christmas dinner celebration! 🙂
Genesis has since relocated and the new place is very spacious and nicely done up! Visit them to see what I mean. And they give a card* for 10% discounts now too.
115 Owen Road, Singapore 218922
(Just 1 min away from Farrer Park MRT)
Tel: +65 6438 7118 Opening hours are: Sunday-Thursday: 9.30am – 9pm Friday: 9.30am – 3pm Saturday: Closed
Call them for bookings!
Farrer Park MRT Station via North East Line. Walk to the station exit – Race Course Road Exit D. It will bring you to the Taxi stand. Walk about 50 metres will bring you Owen Road/Race Course Road junction and then turn left. The second building on the left side of the road is where we are located.
Slightly over a fortnight ago, Vines and Roots delivered a mosquito repellent lotion from the range “The Victorian Garden”.
I’ve only known about Citronella used as a mosquito repellent so it was news to me that wild African Basil and Lemongrass are ancient herbs traditionally used by indigenous people to naturally and effectively repel mosquitos and other pesky flies.
As seen on the bottle, the basil and lemongrass mosquito repellent lotion is chemical-free (no parabens, no petrochemicals, no silicones, no synthetic fragrances) which accounts for the 3 months period-after-opening symbol. There is also a Beauty Without Cruelty rabbit symbol to represent that no animals had to undergo testing with this mosquito repellent lotion.
The bottom photo shows the list of ingredients in this mosquito repellent lotion. Notice that Macadamia Oil, Avocado Oil and Shea Butter is included in this mosquito repellent, enabling it to be used as a creamy, but non-sticky body lotion.
(Note: The mosquito repellent lotion contains beeswax, please be aware. I only noticed this after using the product.)
The Victorian Garden also combined other insect-resistant botanical extracts of Thyme, Camphor, Litsea Cubena (Litsea oil) and Lavender into this mosquito repellent, making it even more potent against mosquitos.
As I am not a very outdoors-y person, I did not get the opportunity to try out the basil and lemongrass mosquito repellent lotion until yesterday when I went to the Jurong Bird Park with the boyfriend.
As I am afraid of itchy mosquito bites, I applied the basil and lemongrass mosquito repellent lotion liberally over my legs and arms. The boyfriend being my test subject, decided to go without the mosquito repellent lotion.
The basil and lemongrass mosquito repellent lotion is very smooth and light. As I spread it over my legs and arms, I noticed that it is not a very light lotion, meaning that it took a few rubs before the lotion was absorbed into my skin.
The smell is pleasant too, much better than citronella. Anyone who used citronella will definitely recognise the very distinctive citronella scent. Which is why I like this basil and lemongrass mosquito repellent lotion as it does not smell distinctively of a mosquito repellent. This would definitely be very suitable for babies. 🙂
After walking around for less than 30 mins, the boyfriend surrendered (finally!) to the itchy mosquito bites and asked if he can use the basil and lemongrass mosquito repellent lotion, which, he declares, does the job as no more pesky mosquitoes bit him.
At the end of the day, I didn’t get any mosquito bites, but I got a slight red itch after 3 hours, which I believe is likely due to the mosquito repellent lotion being absorbed into the skin after 3 hours and needs to be reapplied.
I will definitely recommend this Basil and Lemongrass Mosquito Repellent Lotion for the outdoors and especially for babies/children/people who dislike the smell of citronella. As a mosquito repellent that doubles up as a moisturiser too, I would definitely recommend you to get this product. It would be a bonus if future formulations of this mosquito repellent lotion can be made without beeswax.
The Basil and Lemongrass Mosquito Repellent Lotion retails at SGD20 for 100mL and SGD40 for 250mL. Click on any image to bring you to the website to purchase it directly.
As a sweet treat, there is currently an online promotion on Vines and Roots, where you get to enjoy 20% discountuntil 30 September 2015!
Check out my other posts on Vines and Roots here and here.