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[RECIPE] Organic Kale Chips

It was almost four years ago when Zenxin imported organic kale into Singapore markets. Today, organic kale is one of the most sought after vegetables among the foodies in Singapore.

Apart from juicing, salads, soups and stews, one of the favourite ways to eat our organic kale is as dehydrated kale chips. The coating is a fabulous mix of cashew nuts and organic spices and packed full with other healthy taste notes. Try our recipe below!

 

Zenxin Organic Kale Chips

Zenxin Organic Kale Chips

To make organic kale chips, you need the following ingredients:

  • 4 pkts Zenxin Organic curly kale
  • 1 pkt soaked ‘Simply Natural’ raw cashew nuts
  • 8 ‘Bioitalia’ organic dried tomatoes + 2 tbsp of their organic olive oil
  • 3 cloves Zenxin Organic raw garlic
  • 1 (50g) pkt Zenxin Organic Thai basil (leaves only)
  • 3-4 tsp ‘Simply Natural’ organic Thai seasoning
  • 3 tsp ‘Radiant Code’ nutritional yeast
  • 1 pinch ‘Simply Natural’ French sea salt
  • Juice of 1-2 Zenxin Organic lemons
  • 250ml filtered water

Method:

  • Soak the cashews for 2 hours ahead of time; drain off the soaking water before use. Add all the ingredients into the Blendtec and blend with a little filtered water to mix to a coating consistency, this should be between stiff and fluid. Adjust to taste.
  • Wash and spin dry the kale, remove the ribs and tear into bite size pieces and place in a large bowl. Pour the coating onto the torn kale leaves, massage so the leaves are evenly coated.
  • Place on the dehydrator trays and dry at 48° C overnight or until the leaves are crispy.

This wonderful organic kale chips recipe is by Zenxin Organic Product Manager, Ceridwen Wolf.

Well-Being Secrets is an excellent source to discover more about how to stay healthy. They have written an extensive article on kale, giving science-backed information about how and why kale is so unique and healthful, as well as useful purchasing, storage and cooking tips.

Email to [email protected] if you have any enquiry about organic kale!

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And come visit us at our very own Zenxin Organic Park to learn more about organic farming!

 

 

This article was previously published on 12 Apr 2015.

 

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Join us at Halloween @ Zenxin Singapore!

Hello Zenxin families!

Bring your children and your inner child and join us again for our traditional Halloween party.

We will run two sessions, one on Saturday 24th Oct and Sunday 25th Oct. Both will run from 10:00am – 12:00pm in the Wholesale Centre at Zenxin Shop

Come dressed in your best costume and take a photo with our spooky friends, Draco Shadow of Darkness, Clementine the Witch’s Cat and Garret the Gentle Ghost. Prize for the most original costume!

Join our director Mr. Tai as he carefully carves the pumpkin lanterns. Expect surprises!

Simply register at the google form below and we will contact you shortly. See you soon!!

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Speaking about Zenxin’s Experience in Organic Certification Process, SDF Singapore

We are so glad to share with you that Zenxin was be invited to speak about the experience of Zenxin in NASAA Organic certification on 14th May. The workshop was organised by Singapore Manufacturing Federation and the turn out was very well.

We hope to clear more myth about the standard of organic food among the consumers. We also hope to see if there will be more producers and processors turning into organic food production. Do let us know if you want to find out more by emailing to [email protected]

 

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Okra Recipes by Mrs Wellness Ambassador & Ceri

Zenxin Organic June’s recipe theme is Okra or Lady’s finger.Okra Field
This the first healthy recipe theme offered by our new Wellness Ambassador Mrs Singapore Planet 2015, Constance Lim. They were inspired by a visit to Zenxin Organic Park where she saw the fields of lady’s fingers, she found out they are very versatile, combine well with different herbs and spices and can be eaten raw.

The green tender pods grow very well in tropical or warm temperate regions and are thought to have originated in Africa. They still figure largely in West Africa and North-East African diets today, where they are known as ‘bamia’.

Lady’s Finger (Abelmoschus esculentus) is a member of the Mallow family Malvaceae, and the pods are a rich source of mucilage, a substance that helps soothe the gut and ease constipation. A high fibre content also helps stabilize blood sugar and absorption and they also contain Vit B9 (folate), Vit C and Vit K to support the immune system.

So they are a great addition to any diet, improving digestion, helping prevent diabetes and improving overall health. You might even like to try growing them at home as they grow quite well in containers! They like a well-drained manure-rich soil and take 45-60 days from seed to harvest. You can have a healthy ‘garden’ even in an urban environment!

Okra Recipe 1Recipe 1: Quinoa with Okra

You will need:
1 cup ‘Simply Natural’ Quinoa
2 cups of water
2 Zenxin Organic lady’s fingers (okra), cut into ½ cm thickness
½ cup organic cranberries
½ cup ‘Simply Natural’ pine nuts
Bunch of Zenxin Organic coriander (cilantro), roughly chopped
1/2 Zenxin Organic lemon
‘Simply Natural’ French sea salt
‘Simply Natural’ organic cold-pressed virgin coconut oil

Method:
Cook 1 cup of quinoa in 2 cups of boiling water, add sea salt and coconut oil as desired.(This can also be cooked in the rice cooker.) Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. When water is almost fully absorbed, but quinoa still moist, turn off heat. Add okra to cook in residual heat. When almost cooled, add pine nuts and cranberries.
Juice ½ Zenxin Organic lemon and serve.

N.B. Okra can be eaten raw and is very delicate so needs very little heat to cook.

 

Recipe 2: Okra stuffed with minced chicken and rosemary

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You will need:

1 packet of Zenxin Organic lady’s fingers (okra)
300 g minced chicken
4 sprigs of Zenxin Organic fresh rosemary
‘Simply Natural’ French sea salt
‘Simply Natural’ cold pressed virgin organic coconut oil

Method:
Remove rosemary from stalk and chop. Add chopped rosemary and sea salt to minced chicken, mix well and set aside. Prepare the okra or lady’s fingers by cutting the top, slit down one side and remove seeds or leave seeds if you enjoy the crunch. Stuff minced chicken into okra. In a non-stick pan, add one tablespoon of coconut oil and pan sear the stuffed okra until chicken is golden brown. Serve okra on its own, with salsa sauce as shown or any sauce you like. It can also be added to a clear soup, it is that versatile.

 

Recipe 3: Okra wrapped with Ginger and Coriander Chicken

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You will need:
1 packet of Zenxin Organic lady’s fingers (okra)
10 pieces of chicken fillets
1 knob (4-cm) of young ginger
1 big bunch of Zenxin Organic coriander (cilantro)
3 cloves of Zenxin Organic garlic
3 cloves of Zenxin Organic shallots
‘Simply Natural’ French sea salt
‘Simply Natural’ Cold-pressed virgin organic coconut oil
½ Zenxin Organic lemon
Toothpicks

Method:
Prepare okra by cutting off the top and slicing into half lengthways.
Lightly pound the chicken fillets to equal thinness for even cooking and set aside. Mince the young ginger, coriander, garlic and shallots in a food processor with sea salt and coconut oil as desired. Spread the paste mixture evenly onto the chicken fillets. Wrap chicken fillets around 2 to 4 pieces of sliced okra and secure with toothpicks. Pan sear wrapped okra until the chicken is golden brown. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and serve.