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This is what’s on the menu for today. With an array of various food vendors to choose from, Yumcious is sure to satisfy every craving.. But we’re still on our healthy eating phase, so the lovely people at Yumcious have helped handpicked all the healthy meals especially for us.. So here goes…
Kampung Chicken ‘Nasi’ Lemak with Homemade Rendang by Sinde Lo
The chicken is perfectly cooked, there is no excess oil when you pierce your fork into the chicken, so it gives you a good healthy feeling. The rendang tasted better then I expected, it was full of flavour and Malaysian spices. Sunflower seeds sprinkled on the chicken adds a nice crunch to the dish.
The quinoa, buckwheat and millet combo substituted rice, its not bad, just an acquired taste. The texture is slightly hard and rough, more sambal/rendang sauce to soak the quinoa combination would have soften the rice( for a more pleasurable bite). Side dishes of freshly sliced cucumber, carrots and onions was refreshing addition. The meal was also served with Tofu sambal.
If you are a Nasi Lemak lover like myself, and you’re eating healthy, I’d definitely recommend it. –Paula-
Sinde Lo the person behind this healthy nasi leamk, gives us some pointers about eating healthy, The Asian way.
“Clean-eating does not mean we have to limit ourselves to salads, sandwiches (which may sometimes end-up more unhealthy than rice), oats porridge (bleech!) & other tasteless boring foods. Com’on, we are Asians, we need to ‘spice’ up our life, or if you’re like me, most of the time I need my dose of spicy food. What if you still get to eat your ALL TIME Malaysian favorites without the guilt? Yeap, that is why I created a Healthy version of ‘NASI’ LEMAK,’ 2 years ago and thanks to YUMCIOUS, you now have access to it!”
This ‘Nasi’ Lemak is created to not only satisfy your lunchtime spicy cravings but may help to reduce your sugar cravings and mid afternoon 3-pm ‘crash’. Instead of white rice you will be enjoying high-fiber complex carbs of quinoa, buckwheat and millet. Fat-burning complex carbs vs fat-storing simple carbs! These 3 super foods are also packed with nutrients much lacking in our diet like complex Bs for nerves function besides fat metabolism and magnesium for stabilising blood sugar plus calcium absorption. Quinoa & buckwheat are complete protein but less dense so it is easier on your digestion.
There are 10 health-protective spices used in our unique homemade rendang paste. Virgin coconut oil is used. And of course… there is that juicy rendang ayam Kampung aka free-range chicken to enjoy without orders…”-Sinde Lo
Waldorf & Skin by Taufik Razak
Home tea smoked chicken breast. Waldorf salad with toasted walnuts, green apples, seedless black grapes, celery, and crispy chicken skin.
The smoked Chicken breast, was tender and juicy. Paired with salad and dressing, this is a good option for a quick lunch at the office. The salad is light and refreshing, unlike Ceaser Salad, where the dressing can be creamy and rich. The part I enjoyed most was the ratio of fruits, and salad in this meal. The green apples, walnuts and grapes gave a different flavour with every mouthful. I’m not a fan of celery, but it gave a nice crunch to the salad.
Crispy Beef & Watermelon Salad by Taufik Razak
Crispy Beef; Watermelon, Mint and Feta Salad, Toasted Seeds, Quinoa Krispies and Aged Balsamic Glaze
Alright, now this is a must- try salad. Something very edgy, bold and having two extravagant flavours combined in a meal, worked well together. If you are into adventurous eating, this one’s for you. Salad’s are not filling, but this one could fill you up to get through your day. Definitely a lunch meal, and you can have it right at your desk, now nothing gets better than that ey 😉
“ I never believed in salads until I tried this Crispy Beef & Watermelon Salad by Taufik Razak. I did not know salads could actually fill you up this much and keep you going throughout the day. What surprised me more was how good it tasted – the beef was tender and crispy (reminded me of a good daging masak kicap) and went really well with the feta cheese. Coupled with watermelon, that’s also something I didn’t think would tickle my fancy at all but it did. The Quinoa Krispies, toasted seeds and mint leaves all gave a refreshing twist to this sweet-savoury salad!A good start for those who want to try out salads for lunch.” –Pamela
Slow Cook Salmon w/ Moroccan Couscous by Redza & Aien
Norwegian Salmon Trout with Himalayan Rock Salt and Unsalted Butter Spread. Serve with Lemony Moroccan Couscous, Sautéed Garden Vegetables and Arrabbiata Sauce.
To all you salmon lovers out there, this is a definite green card. You’ll love how its being displayed as well as how well the salmon is cooked. Great for a lunch or dinner meal, nothing too filling just the right portion, However the couscous might be a little much depending on the portion you eat per day, but the taste is light and easy nothing too complicated, and the flavours are evenly garnished.
“I’ve never been much of a Salmon person, but I took this challenge of eating healthy for 3 days, So I’m giving it a go. After trying this dish, I must say it’s really all about how the salmon is cooked, the fish was well seasoned and marinated, creating a burst of flavour with every mouthful. Thank you @yumcioushq I enjoyed my meal today.” –Paula
Vegan Pesto Salad by Sinde Lo
Pesto Dressing which includes non roasted pine nuts, and basil, good variety of salad, with seaweed to add a savoury flavour
A slightly more LIGHTER & REFRESHING version we must say.
This vegan twist to Pesto still retains the dressing’s delicious flavour. This version also keeps its core traditional ingredients of pine nuts & basil, in their raw form, not roasted, therefore protecting the nutritious & health properties of pine & basil intact. If you’re an all day salad person then this is something you should try, the portion is fairly big, definitely to fill you up.
“Today’s salad piqued my interest as soon as I saw the Pesto. I’ve always had pesto with pasta but never with salad and I must say it was quite different – a good different, that is. It had a lighter and more refreshing feel to it and was pretty tasty with the greens. It also had a very amusing taste when combined with seaweed (a good source of protein and a savoury taste), pine nuts and croutons. Again, I would say that Yumcious has changed my beliefs on salads!” – Pamela
Sinde Lo the person behind this salad gives us some pointers about the ingredients used in his Vegan Pesto Salad.
“Everybody loves the taste of Pesto, but unfortunately not the heaviness and oiliness that comes with the cheese and the amount of oil used.
This is a more LIGHTER & REFRESHING version. This vegan twist to Pesto still retains the dressing’s delicious flavour. This version also keeps its core traditional ingredients of pine nuts & basil, in their raw form, not roasted, therefore protecting the nutritious & health properties of pine & basil intact. Pine nuts have 1 of the richest source of manganase, an important antioxidant co-factor in our body. Do you also know that it has the highest protein content of any nuts? The protein in pine nuts together with its magnesium properties help to give us the much needed energy boost in today’s demanding world. And we are referring to a ‘clean’ source of energy booster!
Basil has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacteria, anti-viral properties & even anti-cancer properties. The eugenol & rosmarinic acid in basil can help to boost up sluggish moods thru its effects on our happy hormones serotonin & dopamine, reducing our reliance on caffeine.
Seaweed is added to complement this salad not only with a savoury taste but also for its quality protein. Seaweed is also 1 of the few foods that contains iodine & this is important to counter the goitrogens in most vege which can deplete our body’s iodine, especially for those with thyroid concerns.
All in all, besides great taste, a lot of thoughts has put been in my meal creations to give you a balanced meal.”
Roasted Chicken with Pumpkin Puree by Redza & Aien
Whole leg chicken marinated with garlic, onion, rock Himalaya salt and sweet chili paste. Served with roasted pumpkin puree, sautéed chilli garlic garden vegetables and homemade brown sauce.
This is a traditional Western dish with a twist. Firstly, it’s healthy and secondly, its served with pumpkin puree instead of mash potatoes. A quarter chicken is marinated with in garlic, onion, rock salt Himalaya and sweet chilli paste.
“Out of all the 3 days I’ve been eating healthy, this was something I didn’t expect. Only because I didn’t know that these type of dishes could be made healthy, it just seemed impossible. I loved the flavours, the broccoli, mini potatoes and tomatoes, the carrots and the pumpkin puree was such a delight! Being a person who’s new to this, I enjoyed my meal very much! The meal was satisfying and delicious. ”-Paula
It’s another good one by @yumcioushq. Thanks a bunch for the lovely and Yumcious meals for the past 3 days. We loved it! #TeamMCEatsHealthy
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