Zenxin featured in The UrbanWire

The vibrant lifestyle website, The UrbanWire, dropped by the Zenxin Christmas Sale on 19 December at Pasir Panjang Wholesale Center. The UrbanWire was treated to a sampling of yummy Christmas dishes and fun organic food demonstrations with Zenxin’s Product Manager, Ms. Ceridwen Wolf.

Credit: The UrbanWire.com

As a result, Zenxin’s Christmas recipes were featured in TheUrbanWire for everyone’s reading pleasure. The feature may be read from this link:

http://theurbanwire.com/2009/12/23/healthy-christmas-dishes-recipes/

We thank The UrbanWire for this feature!

HOME DELIVERY SERVICE in Singapore

Dear Customers,

You may now enjoy our home delivery service in Singapore.

We will be uploading the product list soon on the website. If you are interested to enjoy our home delivery service, simply email to [email protected] or call 6779-7839 and 6778-7369.

Or else, you can just come to Zenxin Organic Shop Singapore @ Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre

We open daily from 8.30am to 6.30pm. You use the map below to get to our shop!

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Zenxin Featured in Manja magazine!

Our Zenxin Organic Park was featured in a Malay magazine, Manja, in its January 2010 issue.

The English translation for the article can be read below.

Have fun reading!

Meanwhile, Zenxin wishes everyone Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

An alternative weekend getaway filled with organic plantations, good food and panoramic views.  All these and more can be enjoyed at the Zenxin Organic Park.

Not sure where to bring your family over the weekend? Why not prepare your passports, and drive across the Causeway? Visiting Johor  is a familiar activity for most Singaporeans. Each time we Singaporeans step into Johor, many of us will not want to miss the opportunity to shop and enjoy good food.

However, if you would like to try something different for your next visit to Johor, you should spare some time to visit the Zenxin Organic Park. It is one venue where one can learn new things, enjoy delicious healthy food and shop for fresh organic products under one roof.

Not far from the city of Johor Bahru, the Zenxin Organic Park is located in Kluang, a 90 minute drive via the Tuas second link. It is one venue you should not miss  if you want to experience the  ‘kampung’ feeling and leave the bustling city life behind.

A relaxing environment and fresh air is promised in this 100-acre Park.  Also, you can witness firsthand the manner in which organic fruits and vegetables are planted in the Park. Your children can also participate in fun and educational programs such as the ‘Be a Farmer for a Day’ program.

Visitors may tour the Park free and easy or take part in a free guided tour at 1030am or 430pm daily. Visitors may also cycle around the Park, and interestingly, Zenxin’s cycling track is one of the longest cycling tracks in Johor. Whilst walking or cycling, don’t miss out your chance to learn as much as you can about plants, fruits and herbs. In fact, there are over 100 herbs planted in the Park.

If you wish to enjoy panoramic views, do visit the Viewing Gallery to enjoy the scenic view. You may feel as though you are in New Zealand, if the weather happens to be cold and misty.

The organic vegetables planted in the Park are placed under a white tent. Some of the vegetables planted include spinach, kangkung, kailan, pumpkins, loofah and more.

Zenxin offers fresh fruits and vegetables which are tasty and healthy, as compared to conventional vegetables. Free from pesticides, the vegetables offered by Zenxin are fresh and wholesome.

If you are feeling tired after walking around the Park, you might want to quench your thirst with fresh dragon fruit juice freshly plucked from the Park. Rich with antioxidants, the dragon fruit juice is good for one’s health and is rich in minerals.

Your visit to the Zenxin Organic Park is incomplete without a visit to the Zenxin’s organic café. Named the Park Café, this restaurant offers wholesome and delicious halal food – whose fans include members of the Johor royal family.

The most popular dish from the Park Café is the organic steamboat. This dish is served with a mixture of organic vegetables such as mushrooms, cabbage, carrots and more.

Whilst in the café, I was served the tom yam steamboat, as well as the popular chicken marmite which is a favourite with members of the Johor royal family. Both dishes are tasty, but one can get especially addicted to the tom yam steamboat because its soup base is scrumptious.

I also tried its crisply fried tilapia fish served sweet and sour style. The fish was freshly caught from Zenxin’s ponds and tastes good. Those who like kangkung might want to try Zenxin’s nasi goreng kangkung. (Kangkung fried rice)

Whichever dish you opt for, it is bound to be healthy and wholesome as the vegetables used in all dishes are organic.

At the end of the visit to the Zenxin Organic Park, visitors will walk away with a contented stomach and becoming more knowledgeable about the wonders of organic food.

For those who don’t drive, you can go to the Park by following Zenxin’s one –day Park Tour. Each package costs $58. For more information, do surf www.zenxin.com.my. “

Organic Smoothies!

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It is always a pleasure to prepare good food for our family and friends.

Please click RECIPE CORNER to learn more about our recipes in preparing healthy organic food.

Dancing Dragon

Using a Blendtec blender on the ‘Wholejuice’ setting blend

  • 1 Zenxin organic red dragonfruit
  • 1 small raw organic beetroot
  • Juice of one lemon
  • A handful of organic red grapes
  • 2 dsp plain organic acidophilus yoghurt
  • Add pure mineral water to the 16 fl oz or 24 mark (to give desired thickness)

This juice not only provides you with a fantastic amount of minerals, antioxidants and vitamins for the day, it actually assists in the de-tox process. Be aware that the intense colour of the ingredients will appear later in your urine and bowel movements!

Pumpkin Patronus

“A Patronus is a kind of positive force, …it works something like a shield” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Using a Blendtec blender on the ‘Wholejuice’ setting blend

  • 2 cups organic diced pumpkin
  • 2 cups organic apple juice
  • 1 small organic pineapple
  • 1” young ginger
  • 2 tbsp plain acidophilus yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp organic raw honey
  • Add pure mineral water to the 16 fl oz or 24 mark (to give desired thickness)

Let this smoothie shield your body from nasty free radicals and work to help regenerate your overworked cells. It’s wonderful colour lets you know it’s loaded with antioxidants alpha and beta-carotene and is a fantastic source of vitamins C, K, and E, and the minerals magnesium, potassium, and iron.

Morning Sunshine

Using a Blendtec blender on the ‘Smoothie’ setting blend

  • 1 Zenxin organic papaya (deseeded)
  • 1 lemon (juice)
  • 6 calamansis (juice)
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp plain acidophilus yoghurt
  • Add pure mineral water to the 16 fl oz mark on the blender.

This smoothie is great for folks with digestive problems as papaya is high in proteolytic enzymes, which enable the digestion of protein. Papain, which is the most important of these enzymes in the papaya, is actually extracted, dried and used as a digestive aid. It is also used as a meat tenderizer as the enzyme helps break down the fibres in the meat.

Chlorophyll Cleanser

Using a Blendtec blender on the ‘Wholejuice’ setting blend

  • A good handful of Zenxin Siew Pak Choy
  • 2 cups of organic apple juice
  • 1 cup of plain acidophilus yoghurt
  • Pure mineral water to the 16fl oz mark

With magnesium in place of iron as the central atom, chlorophyll is similar in composition to human blood. This drink efficiently delivers an alkaline healing cleanse to the whole body. For an uplifting effect add a sprinkling of Chaat Masala.

Banana Blitz

Using a Blendtec blender on the ‘Smoothie’ setting blend

  • 3 small Zenxin organic bananas
  • 6 organic almonds
  • 1 cup plain organic acidophilus yoghurt
  • 1 small piece of young ginger
  • 1 tbsp raw honey

Calcium levels need to be replenished daily. Here the combination of almonds and yoghurt provides this quick fix with the added benefit of acidophilus and ginger to aid its digestion. Meanwhile the potassium-laden banana helps suppress calcium excretion minimizing loss of calcium from the body.

For variety, try a handful of organic berries such as strawberries, blueberries or raspberries for a truly delicious healthy treat.

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Zenxin Organic Christmas Recipes

Zenxin Organic *Christmas* Recipes

Zesty Cranberry Sauce

You will need:

2 cups washed fresh organic cranberries
1 stick of cinnamon
6 cloves
Juice of one orange
6-8 thinly pared strips or orange peel or organic orange zest
1⁄2 cup organic brown sugar
1⁄2 cup of water

Preparation:
Dissolve the brown sugar with the water by heating it in a saucepan. Add the spices and orange zest, then add the cranberries and orange juice. Simmer gently. Some of the cranberries will pop and some will remain whole giving a beautiful fruity red sauce.

Stuffed eggs with fresh herbs

You will need:

6 organic eggs
1 pkt fresh organic chives
1 pkt fresh organic Italian parsley
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp gourmet mustard
Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper

Preparation:
Bring cold water and room temperature eggs to the boil gently and simmer for around 5 minutes. This should give you a hard-boiled egg where the yolk is still yellow. The longer/higher you boil, the paler the egg yolk. Plunge the eggs into cold water, ice-cold is best. You will need to replace this a couple of times to cool the eggs. Peel the eggs carefully and halve them. Remove the yolks again with care and mash with the other ingredients. Take a teaspoon and replace the mixture into the white half eggs and serve on a bed of Zenxin lettuce.

Christmas Salad 1

You will need:

1 pkt Zenxin organic mini cos lettuce
1 ripe organic pomegranate
1 generous handful of organic red grapes

Dressing:

150 ml organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
50 ml organic cider vinegar or lemon juice
6 tbsp organic acidophilus yoghurt
2 tbsp raw honey

Preparation:
Wash the lettuce and spin dry, arrange on plate. De-stalk and wash grapes and scatter these and the pomegranate seeds across the salad. Blend dressing and serve on a bed of Zenxin lettuce.

Christmas Salad 2

You will need:

1 pkt Zenxin organic mini cos lettuce
1 carton of Zenxin ripe organic mulberries
1 generous handful of organic dried mulberries

Dressing:

Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 orange
Twice the juice amount of organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp organic acidophilus yoghurt
2 tbsp raw honey

Preparation:
Wash the lettuce and spin dry, arrange on plate. De-stalk and wash mulberries, cut into small pieces and scatter these and the dried mulberries across the salad. Blend dressing and serve.

Sweet Potato Pie

You will need:

2 cups Zenxin organic baked sweet potato
1⁄2 cup butter
1⁄4 tsp ground cinnamon
1⁄4 tsp ground nutmeg
1⁄4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp pure vanilla essence
1⁄2 cup organic brown sugar
2 organic eggs
1⁄2 cup organic cream
1 tbsp organic self-raising flour
1⁄2 cup organic walnut pieces

Enough shortcrust pastry for a 9” loose base flan tin, about 230g.

Topping:

2 tbsp butter
1⁄4 cup organic brown sugar
1⁄2 cup walnut pieces
A pinch of salt

Preparation:
Bake 4 medium sweet potatoes in the oven at 180 ° for approximately 1hr 10 mins. Leave to cool and then peel off the skin. Butter the flan tin and cover with pastry. Measure out 2 cups of sweet potato and add the butter, spices and vanilla and mix well. Stir in the 2 eggs, brown sugar, organic cream, flour and finally the walnut pieces. Place mixture in flan dish and place in the oven to bake in the oven for approximately 55 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
Prepare the topping while the pie is baking. Dissolve the butter and brown sugar in a saucepan using a low heat. Wait until the mixture is bubbling then add the walnuts and a pinch of salt. Stir for another 2 minutes then remove from the heat and pour onto a marble slab to cool. Crumble and sprinkle over the pie to finish.

Roasted Christmas vegetables with Rosemary

You will need:

8 medium organic potatoes
2 large carrots
2 medium turnips
3 medium red onions
2 medium parsnips
3 medium sweet potatoes
Sprigs of fresh organic rosemary
Cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt

Preparation:
Decide whether you would like to eat the skins of your veggies for more locked in food value or peel and then slice into bite size pieces. Parboil carrots, and potatoes for about 10 minutes, then drain. Meanwhile peel and quarter the onions and place these with the parsnips and sweet potatoes in an oven-proof dish. Add the parboiled vegetables and mix carefully. Space the sprigs of rosemary nicely across the vegetables, drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt. Then bake in the oven at 180° for 1hr or until potato edges start to go golden brown. I usually turn the veggies at least once to re-coat in the olive oil. For the last 15 minutes you can brown further using only the grill. Variations on the theme can include garlic cloves, leek, celery root, beetroot and also our beautiful pumpkins from Halloween.

Banana Pecan Loaf

You will need:

1050g ripe bananas
150g nuts
600g self-raising flour
3⁄4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
11/2 tsp salt
225g butter
300g raw sugar
6 eggs lightly beaten
225g marzipan

Preparation:

Grease 2 loaf tins. Peel and mash bananas. Chop nuts. Roll marzipan balls. Cream butter and sugar together, gradually beat in eggs. Add in bananas and continue stirring.  Sieve together flour, bicarb and salt, mix until smooth and consistent. Add nuts and marzipan. Turn mixture into 2 loaf tiins and bake at 180 degrees for about 11/4 hrs or knife comes out clean. Turn out and cool on rack. Delicious hot served with ice-cream.

Come join us at Zenxin’s Festive Christmas Sale!

Remember to join Zenxin this Saturday at its Christmas sale, featuring 20 percent discounts storewide, sampling of delicious organic Christmas dishes and food demos by Ms. Ceridwen Wolf, Zenxin’s Product Manager.

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Date: Saturday, 19th Dec 2009

Venue: Blk 14, Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre, #01-25

Time: 10.30am to 2pm.

Highlights:

  • Organic food demonstrations at 11am, featuring yummy organic smoothies and more
  • Sampling of delicious Christmas dishes including cranberry sauce, Christmas salad and more
  • Major discounts for organic sweet potatoes, carrots, mini cos lettuce, potatoes, parsnips, bananas and more.

We look forward to seeing you there!