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Chocolate Anti-Stress Facial – J Studios

J Studios - De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

J Studios – De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

I got to try out J Studios Bernard Cassiere Chocolate Anti-Stress Facial recently. Using natural cocoa extracts and quality fair trade chocolate, it focuses soothing stressed and polluted skin caused by environmental damage and lifestyle habits. The treatment helps to repair and detoxify, my skin felt rejuvenating and supple afterward! 

If you don’t know about J Studios, it recently opened its flagship store in Haji Lane. Located right in the central of Singapore, the one-stop beauty solution offers a wide variety of beauty services ranging from facial, hair and body treatments, to even makeup and beauty products!

More about this facial treatment:

J Studios - De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

J Studios – De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

Formulated it with natural ingredients like cocoa extracts and quality fair trade chocolate, which are both rich in antioxidants to prevent damage of the skin from free radicals. This helps to repair and detoxify your tired, stressed skin while providing protection against environmental damage.

The treatment is separated into four main steps,

  1. Cocoa Beans Peeling
  2. Cocoa Butter
  3. Chocolate Fondue
  4. Cocoa Nectar
J Studios - De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

J Studios – De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

I’m really excited to try the treatment out as I can’t wait for my face to be lathered with chocolate!

Step 1: Cocoa Beans Peeling

J Studios - De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

J Studios – De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

The treatment starts by cleansing your face clean. The step also involves using granulated cocoa beans to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, resulting in smoother skin. The beautician also follows up with a light extraction to remove any stubborn blackheads before proceeding to the next step.

Step 2: Cocoa Butter

J Studios - De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

J Studios – De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

Next, she massages me with warmed cocoa butter to calm and nourish my skin. It does give you a moment and take you away from the stressful urban life.

Step 3: Chocolate Fondue

J Studios - De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

J Studios – De-Stress with Anti-Stress Chocolate Facial

And yes, I was lathered with dark chocolate to soothe my irritated skin, supplying me with antioxidant and accelerate cell renewal for a healthy and glowing skin.

Step 4: Cocoa Nectar

Cocoa nectar extract was promptly pat onto my skin to tone and hydrate, helping me to look energized.  The treatment finishes it off with Nutriprotective Cream to nourishes and protects my skin from the harsh environment when I leave the store. It contains shea butter and cocoa butter to help my skin to regain its natural radiance apperance.

My skin felt supple and bouncy after the treatment. I love that it does not irritate my skin during the period, suitable for all skin types. If you are looking a way to relax, often feel stressed and have a tired skin, you should totally try this out!

J Studios

Website: https://jstudios.com.sg

Instagram: @jstudiosbeautycare

Facebook: @jstudios.com.sg

Address: 

Flagship Central Store: 31 Haji Lane, Singapore 189224
+65 91828565

West Store: 352 Jurong East Street 31 #01-131, Level 2, Singapore 600352
+65 91828565

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Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies - Christmas

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies – Christmas

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies - Christmas

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies – Christmas

I’m always about indulgence. This Christmas, I’m looking for something quick and simple to indulge myself in my own room and this was what I came up with. What ‘s rich when there’s no dark chocolate in a recipe?

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies - Christmas

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies – Christmas

You get the crunch from the toasted almonds. Yet, you also get a hint of sweetness from the delicious dried cranberries. Paired with the rich soft cookie, it’s amazing.


 
Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies
Yields 25
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cups of plain flour
  2. 1 heap tbsp. of cocoa powder
  3. ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  4. 100 grams of salted butter, melted
  5. ½ cup of brown sugar, packed
  6. 2 tbsp. of fine white sugar
  7. 1 egg
  8. 90 grams of dark chocolate chips, melted
  9. 40 grams of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  10. 40 grams of dried cranberries
  11. 40 grams of sliced almonds, toasted
Instructions
  1. Combine melted butter and both sugar until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Crack in an egg.
  3. Fold in melted dark chocolate.
  4. In an another bowl, whisk together plain flour, cocoa powder and baking soda until well combined.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients into the wet mixture until flour is just combined.
  6. Gently fold chocolate chips, dried cranberries and sliced almonds.
  7. Let it sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and meanwhile preheat oven to 180C.
  8. Scoop out the chilled dough with tablespoon measuring spoon and roll it into a ball.
  9. Press down for a flatter cookie or leave it if you like it chunky.
  10. Bake it in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  11. Let it cool and serve.
  12. Keep it in an airtight container if not consumed within the next few hours.
Notes
  1. Change dried cranberries to a different dried fruits to your liking.
  2. Add orange zest for a more festive flavor.
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Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits with Pistachio cream

(Giveaway 3) Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits with Pistachio Cream

Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits with Pistachio cream

I am always looking for a light quick bite for my afternoon break. These Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits with Pistachio cream are not only easy to snack on but also at the same time indulgence.

Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits with Pistachio cream

Fo this giveaway, I will be collaborating with The Hunters’ Kitchenette. They are our local nut butter company that provide one of the best nut spread in Singapore. Proudly made in Singapore, they focus on using quality ingredients and sophisticated manufacture technique to meet their rigorous standards of quality. By roasting nuts at a low temperature without the need of extra vegetable oil, they are able to intensify the nutty aroma of the nuts. Truly clean eating! For more information of The Hunters’ Kitchenette, do visit their website at http://hunterskitchenette.com/

Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits with Pistachio cream

It’s the perfect way to spoil yourself and your loved ones, even without any special occasion. Plate these biscuits and serve with a cup of coffee or tea, you will certainly feel like Tai Tai!

Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits with Pistachio cream

The Hunters’ Kitchenette and I will be giving away one set of Nut Butter Gift Set worth SGD$35.00! An assortment of 6 types of their nut butters in 40 grams jars, perfect as a gift for any occasion.

 * This giveaway is opened to Singapore citizens and all people residing in Singapore. An eligible participant must be an individual and agree to abide by these terms and conditions. Entry to this competition is free.

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* The giveaway is valid from 15 April 2017 to 29 April 2017. All entries must be received before 23:59 hours on 22 April 2017 (GMT +08:00).

*Follow the instructions by liking and following on various social media platforms to increase the chances of winning

*Each user is only entitled to have one entry in this giveaway.

*One winner will be selected via TheZongHan.com. 

*Winners will be announced on TheZongHan.com and social media platforms.

Chocolate Sandwich Biscuits with Pistachio Cream
Serves 12
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Cookie Dough
  1. 100 grams of salted butter, softened
  2. 125 grams of icing sugar
  3. 1 egg yolk
  4. 95 grams of plain flour
  5. 30 grams of corn starch
  6. 40 grams of cocoa powder
  7. ¼ cup of baking powder
Pistachio Cream
  1. 50 grams of pistachio spread
  2. 20 grams of butter
  3. 40 grams of icing sugar
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and icing sugar until pale and combined.
  2. Mix in 1 egg yolk.
  3. Then, sift in all the dry ingredients, plain flour, corn starch, cocoa powder, and baking powder.
  4. Slowly stir until it turns a dough, then divide the dough into two and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out the dough to about 0.5-cm (1/4-inch) thickness between two sheets of parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  6. Cut out using a 5-cm (2-inches) cookie cutter. Make sure that the cookie cutter is always dusted with flour.
  7. If the dough is too soft to handle at this point, put it in the freezer as it is for 15 minutes before moving the cut-out dough onto a baking tray.
  8. Reroll and repeat the process. Meanwhile preheat your oven to 180C.
  9. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes at a preheated oven.
  10. Allow the cookie to cool completely before removing it.
  11. To make your pistachio filling, cream together pistachio spread, soften butter until well combined.
  12. Then, beat in sifted icing sugar.
  13. Pipe out your pistachio filling onto a cookie and sandwich with another.
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Healthy Dark Chocolate Mousse (NO Eggs) | Summer Party Series

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For this first Summer Party series, I will be sharing this healthy and rich recipe to you guys. It’s my Healthy Dark Chocolate Mousse. Rich and so creamy, almost like truffles as it melts into your mouth. What’s my secret? Tofu! 

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Quick and simple. Serve it after a hearty dinner and everybody will be impressed by you. 

IMG_0086_EditedDon’t tell them it’s tofu!
IMG_0083_EditedNo-more whisk of egg whites or folding in whipping cream. This all-in-one recipe is so quick and easy.

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A good recipe when you are trying to sneak in some protein and calcium into your dessert. Nobody is going believe you that this creamy-licious mousse was made with tofu.  

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If you have missed any Summer Party series, please click here to get all the recipes.

Healthy Dark Chocolate Mousse
Serves 5
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Ingredients
  1. 300 grams of firm silken tofu
  2. 200 grams of dark chocolate (70%), melted
  3. 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  4. 1 tbps. of honey
  5. 1/8 tsp. of salt
Topping
  1. whipped cream
  2. fruits
Instructions
  1. Blend everything for a minute in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Transfer into ramekins and let it cool for 4 hours.
  3. Serve with whipped cream and fruits.
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Chocolate Ice Cream – No Machine No-Churn One Step

After my recent post about my one-step no-churn Matcha Ice Cream, it got really good feedback from you guys. So I will show you guys how to make my creamy rich Chocolate Ice Cream.

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It goes great with toasted almond flakes and my homemade lower in sugar, and lower in saturated fats fudge cocoa brownies. (Will be out in the next few weeks)

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Like my Matcha Ice Cream, you need to make sure that all your ingredients are cold cold cold so that you can whip your heavy cream up. I like to also keep my bowl and whisk attachment in the fridge until chilled before using it.

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Thanks to you guys for the much support of my Matcha Ice Cream recipe! Hope you will like this fuss-free recipe too! 🙂IMG_9591_edited

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Chocolate Ice Cream
500 ml
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of heavy cream, cold
  2. ½ cup of condensed milk
  3. 3 tbsp. of cocoa powder, sifted
  4. 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
Toppings (optional)
  1. Toasted almond flakes
  2. Homemade brownies
Instructions
  1. Add in all ingredients and mix on high speed until soft peaks.
  2. Freeze overnight it in an air-tight container.
  3. Serve with toasted almond flakes and homemade brownies.
Notes
  1. Make sure all ingredients are cold before whipping
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