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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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 @ email@example.com 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!!
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.
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.
As I mentioned in a previous post, iHerb is the place to get good quality (e.g. organic) supplements and groceries. For health and also, for the home.
Take advantage of iHerb’s special weekend discount, and get 10% off on all orders over $40.00 @ http://sg.iherb.com
In addition, enjoy Free SingPost for orders over $40.00. You will see the discount in the shopping cart. Now is a great time to do all your shopping for over 35000 natural products! This offer ends on Monday, August 3rd, at 10 a.m. (PDT) which means 1 am, 4 Aug this 10% discount + free delivery over $40.
Of course, if you apply my discount code of TNQ282, you get $10 off your first order! Enjoy 🙂
Sorry I’ve been away from blogging for a while now. Been caught up with work and life…I’m not going to come up with excuses for the lack of posts since mid-Feb. I will, compensate by sharing with you all an exclusive discount for a vegan Nutella-like spread on The Fitness Grocer.
The Fitness Grocer is an online retailer based in Singapore, started by student athletes who are now taking the business full stream onwards, with the dream to ensure that active and busy people have a convenient, healthy and nutritional source of ready-to-eat food and snacks.
I had previously tried their Vegan Subway-like cookies, that are packed full of protein. Known as The Complete Cookie® under Lenny and Larry’s brand. I was told that The Fitness Grocer is the first in Singapore to retail this cookies range. So why not ditch the Subway cookie and get this delicious huge all-natural cookie instead? Suitable for everybody and not just vegans.
*Psssst. I just checked their website and there is special deal if you buy a box of it. My personal favourites are: Double Chocolate, Pumpkin and Oatmeal Raisin!*
Now the main purpose of this post is to share about The Fitness Grocer’s latest offerings, which, if you are already following me on Instagram (check out my latest Instagram posts featuring my baking conquests on the top right column of the page) and Facebook, you would have been aware that I announced the news about the vegan Nutella-like spread in early February. So for the latest happenings, do follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook!
Well, because, at first taste, after having not eaten Nutella for many years (at least 6 years since I went vegan), it reminds me of Nutella, so much. I went to heaven there with every bite. However, if I just eat it out of the bottle (not kept in the fridge), I feel as if there is an oily texture as the spread is quite watery. I made sure I kept it in the fridge, although the bottle said not keep refrigerated for the best taste. But do note that if left out in the open on warm toasted bread, the spread does turn watery. I ensured that I ate it all up immediately right after spreading it on my bread. Yum.
The Go Lo Dark Hazelnut Spread is unlike the creamy-ness of Nutella but yet its still Nutella-like in the taste. Hence my mind remembers it as the vegan Nutella-like spread. A plus point is that the Go Lo Dark Hazelnut Spread is so much healthier, because its SUGAR FREE! ohmygosh.
And how much sugar is there in Nutella? Here’s a visual comparison:
As seen, the Go Lo Dark Hazelnut Spread is so much healthier, especially in terms of the sugar level. No cows are hurt in the process too. Woohoo!
A look at the ingredients explains how the sweetness is achieved with Pure Joy added in the ingredients! 😀
As you can see, the other spread from the Go Lo Foods brand that I sampled is the Go Lo Almond Butter.
Initial taste-wise, I was not as drawn to the Go Lo Almond Butter as compared to their Dark Hazelnut Spread initially simply because it tasted different. Like the kind of I-am-not-used-to-this-taste kind of weirdness. But as time went by, I found myself preferring the Go Lo Almond Butter over the Dark Hazelnut Spread.
Well, I must admit I didn’t know what Go Lo Foods meant on the bottle “60% more protein than JUSTIN’S”, since the first brand that popped in my mind is the Skippy brand! Haha, I know its so irrelevant as Skippy is a peanut butter spread, and not an Almond Spread. Ohmans.
But anyway, the Go Lo Almond Butter contains pea and hemp proteins in them. And its so good I must say. The taste and texture of it once spread on bread is heavenly. So smooth. It has come to be my long time favourite out of the two.