5 Sugar-Free Recipes To Cut Down Calories And Sugar

5 Sugar-Free Recipes with Gavia

Want to cut some calories and sugar intake? Yet, still want something sweet?

Why not try my 5 Sugar-Free recipes made with Gavia Natural Sweetener. Gavia is a 100% natural sweetener made from Stevia leaf. It is zero in calories and zero in GI, making it suitable for calorie-conscious and diabetic people

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

1. Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

What beats fresh baked muffins in the morning? Nothing is better than homemade muffins, especially when it is sugar-free! Try out some Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins! Click here for the recipe.

Click here for the recipe.

Lemon Chiffon Cake

Lemon Chiffon Cake

2. Lemon Chiffon Cake

How about some zesty Sugar-Free Lemon Chiffon Cake in the afternoon with a cup of tea? Incredibly light and fluffy, this chiffon cake is simply heaven.

Click here for the recipe.

Mango Banana Frozen Yogurt

Mango Banana Frozen Yogurt

3. Mango Banana Frozen Yogurt

Is the weather killing you? Why not try my Low-Fat Sugar-Free Mango Banana Frozen Yogurt. Refreshing and icy, no need to travel out now to get my froyo fix.

Click here for the recipe.

Cranberry Orange Shortbread

Cranberry Orange Shortbread

4. Cranberry Orange Shortbread

Thinking of making some hand-bake gift for your family and friends? Try making some Sugar-Free Cranberry Orange Shortbread. Easy to pack and transport.

Click here for the recipe.

Mango Cheesecake

Mango Cheesecake

5. Mango Cheesecake

   Looking for something fancy? This non-bake cheesecake recipe will sure to delight you! Wonderfully summer dessert that will sure be a hit at your next party.

Click here for the recipe.

If you are interested in Gavia Natural Sweetener, do check it out through here. (www.GaviaSweet.com)
 

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Caffe Pralet @ Eng Hoon St. (Tiong Bahru)

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Caffe Pralet

If you are looking for a café that has no GST and no service charge. Caffe Pralet is the place to go. Caffe Pralet has a history of 10 years here in Eng Hoon Street. The founder Julie Koh, opened a baking school and café here 10 years ago to showcase the culinary side of her.

Today, they have revamped their menu and has a wide range of fusion food.

Hei Bi Aglio Olio

Hei Bi Aglio Olio

I got to try out their Hei Bi Aglio Olio. If you don’t know what Hei Bi is, it’s basically dried small shrimps that have a very pungent smell to it. It was my first time trying out such an exotic combination, certainly very original. Hei Bi-lovers will sure to be pleased!

Chicken Chop with Satay Sauce

Chicken Chop with Satay Sauce

I love their Chicken Chop with Satay Sauce. I feel that the idea of putting them together is brilliant. The satay sauce was indo-inspired. Therefore, creamy and full of flavour. Yet, it doesn’t overpower the whole dish as it comes with a refreshing cucumber ah-cha and sour cream.

Paprika Fries

Paprika Fries

Be sure to also try out their Paprika Fries! I was told by the Head Chef that they had actually made their own secret blend of seasonings. Delish!

CaffePralet Cakes

CaffePralet Cakes

I was quite astonished that they have a wide selection of cakes and pastry. Everything is made in-house from the baking school beside the café. I got to try out their Gula Melaka Cake, Chocolate Cake, and Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

Though I was told that the Red Velvet Cake uses Beet Root, I personally feel that it was a little dry and can be further improved. Nevertheless, the other cakes were very satisfying and delectable.

Chocolate Cake and Gula Melaka Cake

Chocolate Cake and Gula Melaka Cake

The rich layered Chocolate Cake comes with a chocolate sponge, followed by mousse and hazelnut praline, finishing off with a chocolate glaze and gold flakes. I love the crunch of the hazelnut praline with the deep rich chocolate mousse. Total indulgence.

Gula Melaka Cake

Gula Melaka Cake

Coconut-lovers, you should totally try out their Gula Melaka Cake. It got to be my favourite. The layered cake comes with toasted sweet coconut at the bottom, Gula Melaka-flavoured cheese mousse and Pandan sponge. Brings me back to the days where my mum got me Oneh-Oneh every week when I was young.

CaffePralet August Special

CaffePralet August Special

To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, Caffe Pralet is selling their 10 mini assorted cakes for only $10 nett. Super awesome, right? Make sure to drop by!

Contact: +65: 6223 5595

Address: 17 Eng Hoon Street, #01-04 Eng Hoon Mansions, 169767

 

 
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Eat Through The Week Buffet @ J65 Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore

Eat Through The Week Buffet @ Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore

Are you looking for a high-quality buffet with great ambiance? If so, you should check it out buffets offer @ J65 Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore.

They offer a wide range of dishes with a series of dining options from Monday to Sunday.

Monday – ‘Crab! It’s Monday…’

Tuesday – ‘Beef Yourself Up!’

Wednesday – ‘Lobster Rock ‘n’ Roll’

Thursday – ‘ His Majesty the King Prawn’

Friday & Saturday ‘Hooked! Seafood Mania’

Sunday – ‘Let’s Go Local’

Menu changes everyday! So their nightly promotions will sure have something for everyone!

Lobster's Buffet on Wednesday - Baked Cheese Lobster & Lobster Roll

Lobster’s Buffet on Wednesday – Baked Cheese Lobster & Lobster Roll

I went for the Lobster-themed buffet on Wednesday and it is definitely one of my favorite menu of the week!

Their Baked Cheese Lobsters were a hit! You should totally grab some and try it out before it’s gone.

Lobster Bisque

Lobster’s Buffet on Wednesday – Lobster Bisque

I had 3 bowls of Lobster Bisque. I adore the strong flavour and creaminess.  This is something I look forward coming back again!

J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore

J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore

I was bewildered by the wonderful warm ambiance Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore has to offer. The atmosphere was cozy and marvellous, a great place to enjoy the rest of the evening with family and friends.

J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore

J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore

Homemade Crab Popiah Station available for Monday’s Menu, ‘Crab! It’s Monday…’

Local Delights

Local Delights

Many local delights  J65 has to offer. One of my favorite was the Singapore Lobster Laksa. It’s a pity that I did not manage to take a photo. But the gavy was flavourful and captivate.

Lobster’s Buffet on Wednesday – Cold Lobsters

The lobsters were fresh and tender! They have already sliced the lobsters in half, so you don’t have to crack it yourself.

D-I-Y Lobster Kueh Pieti

D-I-Y Lobster Kueh Pieti

Crab Popiah and Lobster Kueh Pieti

Crab Popiah and Lobster Kueh Pieti

Special Nightly Menu from Monday to Sunday

Savour yourself with some Black Pepper Crab and Chili Crab on Monday!

Baked Sea Salt King Prawns and Penang Prawn Mee on Thursday.

And, fresh Seafood on Friday & Saturday!

 

Chocolate Cake @ J65

Chocolate Cake @ J65

In addtion, they have a wide array of desserts! Starting from Chocolate Cake, to refreshing light Jelly and Tradtional Kueh, it will sure to please your sweet cravings.

Strawberry Swiss Roll @ J65

Strawberry Swiss Roll @ J65

J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore

J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore

Thanks Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore for the invitation and hospitality! I had a great with my fellow friends there and would definitely be back for the buffet again!

The Eat Through The Week promotions are available for dinner (from 6:00pm to 9:30pm from Sunday to Thursday and 6:00pm till 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday) at J65, Level 1 of Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore. it is priced at SGD55++ per person (Sunday to Thursday) or SGD60++ per person (Friday to Saturday).

For reservations, please e-mail J65 at j65@hoteljen.com or phone at (65) 6831 4374

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First Gavia Booth @ SUTD 2016

It was my first Gavia booth. Nevertheless, everything went well. I’m happy that the response turned out well and everything was sold out at the end of the event.

Gavia Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins, Banana Chocolate Muffins, and Orange Cranberry Almond Muffins. These are some of my favorite sugar-free recipes. A lovely lady bought a Lemon Blueberry Muffins to try and instantly love it! She ordered 40 muffins in one goal. 

To receive such support from people like her, I really appreciate it. 

Apple Cakes

I’m really happy that I could finally use some of my cake stands.

Honestly, it was hard work, I didn’t expect working to be so hard at all. During that period, I actually did not get to sleep well at all. Other than juggling my usual errands, I had to pick up extra ingredients for the booth, transport stuff, mass baking, prepare packagings, and cleaning up here and there.

I had to end my end around 3 AM and get up at 6 AM to prepare to get ready to the event venue.  The event started at 8 AM and all the way till 6 PM. Which I have to pack and clean up afterward. There will be always be walking by asking for more information etc, I recalled that I did not get have my lunch all the way until 4 PM. I got home around 8 PM, showered and rest. Then get ready for the following day till 3 AM again. 

Luckily, it was only a 2-day event. Yet, I am happy that I participated because more people can know about Gavia and I can gain experience from it. Not only that, I met many new friends!

Gavia Cakes

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I would like to thank my family and friends for the support! Thanks to those who came by and helped. I really needed it.

For some of my followers who came over to support me too, thank you!

Gavia natural sweetener

I really hope there will be another time like this. (Maybe soon!)

www.GaviaSweet.com

 

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Cheese Tarts – SG Food Trends 2016

Cheese TartsCheese Tarts are taking over Singapore and everyone is crazy about it. 

Cheese TartsIt started with a Japanese bakery, BAKE which made Singaporeans queued for almost 2 hours on the first-day opening to get these babies.

Now, you could get these Cheese Tarts almost anywhere in Singapore. Most bakeries have adopted their take on these tarts.

 Cheese Tarts

Feeling fancy to make some at home? Try my Cheese Tarts recipe! It is actually very simple. These Cheese Tarts are to die for! And they tasted best when it’s warm, so make sure to reheat it in a toaster oven before you serve!

Cheese Tarts in box

Great for parties too. Easy to transport. Love it!

Cheese Tarts
Serves 24
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Ingredients
  1. one crust recipe from Fruit Tart
  2. 185g cream cheese
  3. 185 grams of yogurt
  4. 40 grams salted butter
  5. 185ml fresh milk
  6. 45g caster sugar
  7. 4 tsp corn starch, depending on consistency desired
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 1 egg yolk + milk mixture for brushing on top of custard
Instructions
  1. In a double boiler, melt together cream cheese, milk, yogurt, vanilla extract, sugar, and butter until combined. (In this case I am using my own Natural Sweetener Gavia, which is made from stevia)
  2. Crack in an egg and stir in cornstarch. Whisk continuously until the mixture starts to thicken.
  3. Remove from the double boiler and strain the cheese mixture through a sift.
  4. Cover the cheese mixture with a cling firm touching.
  5. Let it cool while you make your crust.
  6. Using my fruit tart recipe, mold the dough into 24 mini tartlets.
  7. Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork.
  8. Bake it in a preheated oven at 180C for 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Once baked, let it cool and increase oven temperature to 230C.
  10. Pipe out the filling using a piping bag.
  11. Brush the cheese tartlets with egg wash
  12. Transfer back to the preheated oven and let it roast for about 5 to 8 minutes.
  13. Let it cool and serve warm.
  14. Cheese tart taste best when it is warm. Simply reheat it in a toaster for 5 minutes.
Notes
  1. Make 24 mini tarts or 12 standard size tarts.
  2. Recipe used for crust: http://thezonghan.com/fruit-tart/
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The Union of Crabs and Lobsters Buffet @ Parkroyal Kitchener Road

Lobster Parkroyal Kitchener Road

Baked Lobster with Okiami and Natto Sauce

Parkroyal on Kitchener Road launches a lobster and crab affair at unbeatable value!

Lobsters and crabs lover will sure to love this affordable buffet. The restaurant, Spice Brasserie at Parkroyal on Kitchener Road had come up with their new range of exotic dishes alongside with the all-time favorite, Slow-braised Pumpkin Crab in Claypot, and Singapore Staple Chili and Black Pepper Crabs.

Salad Parkroyal Kitchener Road

Truffle Lobster with Marinated Jellyfish Salad

There are many lobster and crab dishes to try on. You will sure to enjoy it. My personal favorite are Steamed Boston Lobster in Chinese Wine and Flame-grilled Lobster Mentaiko which topped with Cheese on a lobster and covered with Mentaiko sauce. You definitely shouldn’t miss those out!

Flame-grilled Lobster Mentaiko

Flame-grilled Lobster Mentaiko

There is a total of seven NEW flavors of lobster dishes added to the menu. Other must-try dishes include Lobster Noodle Soup, Cuban Lobster Stew, Lobster Wellington, and Crab Roe Congee.

Crustacean Paella

Crustacean Paella

They even have stunning Crustacean Paella. Personally, I feel that this buffet is worthwhile. Lobster-lovers will know that it is not cheap to get lobsters outside, be it in the restaurant or uncooked lobsters to cook at home. At a price, you get an unlimited amount of lobsters and crabs that are cooked fabulously delish!

The Union of Crabs and Lobsters Dinner Buffet are available until 3 September 2016.

Every week from Thursday to Saturday – $78 per Adult ($34 per Child)

UOB, DBS/POSB, Maybank & HSBC card holders enjoy the following promotions:

Every week from Thursday to Saturday – $119 for TWO Adult

There is also an exclusive Facebook offers. Simply claim ParkRoyal offer on their Facebook to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine per adult, on top of the existing card promotions!

www.facebook.com/parkroyalkitchener

Spice Brasserie restaurant:

Dinner from 6pm to 10 pm

Contact Number: 6428 3160

Location: PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road

Nearest Mrt Station: Farrer Park

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The Rotisserie @ Suntec City Mall

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I recently went to Suntec City Mall to try out ‘The Rotisserie‘. These are one of the most popular dishes on the menu, Roasted Chicken (half), Pork Knuckle, and Black Angus Beef Burger. Yet, since I can’t take in beef, I will not comment about it. 

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The portions were generously and I certainly couldn’t finish either of a whole plate. My main course was Pork Knuckle. Honestly, I personally feel that the meat was too red, and can be further improved. However, the Roasted Chicken was surprisingly amazing! Well roasted skin on the outside with tender moist meat on the inside

However, the Roasted Chicken was surprisingly amazing! Welled roasted skin on the outside with tender moist meat on the inside! For its price, I feel it is very worthwhile due to its portion size and location. 

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The winner deserves its glory! Here goes an individual shot for ‘The Rotisserie‘ Roasted Chicken!

If you love to grab a cup of latte or a big portion sized Roasted Chicken with great ambiance and quiet surrounding, you should definitely try The Rotisserie @ Suntec City Mall.

Check them out: http://therotisserie.sg/

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Domino’s Cheesy Mozzarella Stix

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I got to try ‘Domino’s Cheesy Mozzarella Stix’ last week and it was so yummy! Crispy on the outside, yet piping hot and cheesy on the inside. I am a cheese person, this definitely satisfy my cravings! 

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Be sure to eat it while it’s warm! Once cold, it won’t be that delish! But not to worry if you are ordering online! They have a 30 minutes delivery guarantee islandwide! To add on, it’s free!

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As usual, I have exclusive promotion for you guys!

Just simply use my promo codes to enjoy discounts on Domino’s pizza and Cheesy Mozz Stix when you order through online, call center or over the counter.

Code

TIN61A‘ for 2 Reg pizza + Cheesy Mozz Stix @ SGD$24 (Save SGD$27.40)

TIN61B‘ for 2 Large pizza + Cheesy Mozz Stix @ SGD$34.50 (Save SGD$30.90)

TIN61C‘ for 2 Xtra pizza + Cheesy Mozz Stix @ SGD$45 (Save SGD$32.90)

*Surcharge applies for Cheese Brust, Cheesy Crust, Classics, First Class pizza, and Cheese sauce upgrade. Half and half, extra toppings, extra cheese, and extra condiments.

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Had a wonderful night at Domino’s Party.

 

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Chinese Peanut Cookies (花生饼干) – Chinese New Year

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Melt-in-your-mouth nutty Chinese Peanut Cookies are my Gugu’s all-time favorite. She would often send me the best Peanut Cookies she could find every Chinese New Year. This year however, I am going to send her some homemade Peanut Cookies instead.

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Often also known as, “花生饼干”. These cookies are so rich and indulgent. Using Rice Flour instead of All-Purpose/Plain Flours makes the cookie even more melty when it hits your mouth. It also makes it gluten-free!

Be sure to use freshly roasted peanuts instead of rancid ones.

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My advice for rolling out pastry is always to roll out between two wax/parchment papers instead of dusting it with flour. Excess flour will change the texture of the cookie, making it tough and flavorless.

Chinese Peanut Cookies
Make around 100 cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 100 grams of icing sugar
  2. 200 grams of grounded peanuts
  3. 300 grams of rice flour
  4. 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
  5. 1/4 tsp. of salt
  6. 120 grams of chopped peanut bits
  7. 175 ml. of vegetable oil
  8. 1 egg yolk with a tbsp. of water for egg wash
Instructions
  1. Mix in all the dry ingredients.
  2. Drizzle in oil and knead till well combined.
  3. Roll out the dough between two parchment papers till 1 cm thickness.
  4. Cut out using cookie cutter. Reroll till finished
  5. Egg wash them
  6. Bake it in the oven for 20 minutes at 165C.
  7. Let it cool completely and store it in airtight container.
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