Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ozganics Magic @ Jaya Grocer, Empire Shopping Gallery

What are organic foods? Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Organic foods are also not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, genetic tampering or chemical/artificial food additives.



Anni Brownjohn, President of Ozganics Australia is here in Malaysia to promote her line of organic products as well as conduct several cooking demos in Jaya Grocer, Empire Shopping Gallery. Organic food has garnered an unfair reputation as bland, boring and tasteless, but Anni is on a mission to change minds and lives by telling the world the benefits of eating organics and that they can be every bit as delicious.




Anni, with the assistance of the talented Chef Ryan Khang showed us how to make 3 dishes using Anni's Ozganics product plus a bonus dish of organic sprouted multigrain bread by Ryan and his team. Anni's range of products with include sauces, dressing and marinades are certified organic by the Australian government as well as being gluten-free and dairy-free with no preservatives.




Firstly, Anni showed us how to make a simple Thai pumpkin soup using the Ozganics Thai Red Curry Simmer Sauce. The smooth and slightly spicy soup was finished off with a squeeze of lime juice, fresh coriander and some organic soy sauce. Next we got a taste of Moroccan chicken with lemon and olives, using her Ozganics Lemon Chicken Simmer Sauce, served with organic quinoa. This can be prepared in under 30 minutes. Anni also showed us her colorful watermelon and feta salad with three different dressings - lemon myrtle, creamy garlic and creamy avocado. Finally, we tried Chef Ryan's gorgeous multigrain bread with Ozganics' Fig Spread - we liked the spread so much that we bought a bottle home.

Thai pumpkin soup


Moroccan chicken with lemon and olives, served with organic quinoa


Watermelon and feta salad


Chef Ryan Khang making his multigrain bread



It was a fun and informative afternoon, enjoyed in the company of a great bunch of food bloggers and charming hosts, Anni and Chef Ryan. We were also presented with a few Ozganics products to bring home, will share some of the recipes soon. Thanks to Veron for extending the invite to me.

(L-R) Sonia of Nasi Lemak Lover, Ping of Ping's Pickings, Shannon of Just As Delish, Baby Sumo, Anni Brownjohn, Veron of QuayPoCooks, and Esther of The Fuss Free Chef.


For those interested, Anni will be conducting a few demos next week at Jaya Grocer @ Empire Subang for RM100 per day (including cooking demo, 3-course lunch and RM100 worth of Ozganics products).


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We bought Ozganic's Fig Spread (RM19.80) - love it on toast and with cheese.


Made this roast chicken with Ozganic's honey, soy and garlic marinade, served with a fruity couscous. Will share the recipe soon!

30 comments:

  1. organic fig spread! i want that! and it looks very reasonably priced too for that jar. i've sometimes been tempted to buy organic nuts, cereals, etc at other supermarkets, but the prices can seem a bit too steep (i recall a small packet of nuts somewhere was RM40) :D

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    1. Yes, eating organic can be very expensive in KL. I usually buy organic grains, if prices were lower, I would buy organic vegetables too.

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  2. Ah....I see familiar faces! It certainly is good to go organic, healthy eating...but I do wish the things are not so expensive - just can't afford. Guess this poor old man is doomed, can;t afford!!! :(

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    1. Haha! I think if given the choice, most ppl would love to go organic but as you say prices are prohibitive esp with a big family.

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  3. I'm a big fan of organic food and I really hope it catches on in Malaysia!! Slowly but surely ;P

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    1. Yeah hopefully more ppl would buy organic, then prices will be lowered.

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  4. Wa, so fast! I'm still drafting mine, first time ma, need to learn first haha, your group photo turns out very well, can i use on my post pls? Mine was a bit blur. Thanks!

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    1. Haha! Where got fast? This time considered a bit slow edi cos I was busy with Christmas stuff. Yeah sure, feel free to use the group photo!

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  5. Certainly more and more people are heading towards the organic bandwagon! Sure it usually costs a premium but it's a small price to pay for future benefits, don't you think? :) I'm drooling at your honey chicken btw!

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    1. Do you try to eat organic in Australia? Am wondering how prices compare there. Will share the recipe for the honey chicken soon :)

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  6. Would have love to attend this... too bad it is during my working hours... will wait for your recipe post then..

    Nice group photo!! :)

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    1. Yeah too bad it was during your working hours, would have loved to catch up with u.

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  7. The last pic make me feel like having roast chicken for lunch today, lol.

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    1. Hehe! So what did u end up having for lunch?

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  8. Wah.. I feel like Christmas time already.. I want some roast chicken!!;D btw, yee... I dont really like cheese lo..;P

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    1. Haha! I also used to dislike cheese... lately only started to appreciate it. I like the milder tasting ones like brie, Gouda, mozzarella and Emmental.

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  9. That chicken looks very delicious! I try buy organic if I can, if it isn't too expensive, but surprisingly some types of organic food is same price as non-organic ones in SG. Like apples...

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    1. Oooh that's good! I saw a pack of 2 onions for RM10... very pricey. But for grains, the prices are still ok.

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  10. wah again you are super fast. i'm still drafting anna olson's post to be published today.. haha. hope to get this post out tomorrow. how you do it ah?

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    1. Haha where got fast... I used to do a bit of freelance writing and sometimes need to finish writing on the same day itself. :P

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  11. Hmmm....I'm kinda interested on those bottled sauce and dressing.hhehe....

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    1. No doubt they're handy for those who are working.

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  12. Yen, you are welcome. Thanks for coming to the demo and write up so a wonderful post of your experience. Looks like you are converted by Anni to go organic is it? Looking forward to the recipe of your organic chicken dish.

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    1. I would love to go organic but I dont think I can afford to do it fully since we cook for many ppl at home. But I will try to eat some organic and continue eating healthy, wholesome food like we already do :D

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  13. that fig spread looks very enticing! can't remember when was the last time I had fig, probably something like 10 years ago.

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    1. Yeah I think the only other time I've had figs are in hotels. This fig jam is really delicious.

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  14. Hi Yen, this looks like a food blogger outing?!

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    1. LOL you could say so! We had a good laugh and fun time doing what we do best... eating and taking photos of food! :P

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  15. I wanted to buy that fig jam too but i was in the rush, anyway, i will definitely go back to get a bottle, my daughter love it so much..Your roast chicken with the marinate sound yummy!

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    1. Yeah the fig spread is definitely recommended... we have it with cheese for the past few evenings, and my daughter likes it on her toast.

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