Monday, August 30, 2021

Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad 88th Anniversary #kulim88 Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign


The world has been changing drastically with the existence of Covid 19 virus. While our living and life are being affected and forced to adapt to this unpredictable outbreak, the pandemic has brought us closer. Many philanthropists are giving back to society by helping needy people and supporting healthcare system.

In conjunction of 88th Anniversary of Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad, the pioneer wants to give something big and meaningful to the community. The #kulim88 Campaign is carrying out to reach out the needy people and at the same time to increase their social media visibility.


In palm oil industry, Kulim Berhad is recognised as one of the leading palm oil groups with operations currently spanning over Malaysia and Indonesia. Kulim Berhad was amongst the earliest palm oil producers to be certified to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard. Kulim's management and growth strategy is fundamentally guided by Vision 30:30 FFB, which aims to raise fruit yields to 30 tonnes per hectare and palm product extraction rates to 30%, balanced with sustainable development principles. 

Focused on leveraging their expertise in plantation, Kulim Berhad expands agribusiness activities which include integrated value chain of oil palm, pineapple, cattle, coconut and other crops. Kulim Berhad is pioneering in the field of RSPO and MSPO which is sustainable palm oil.


Sustainable palm oil is beneficial to:-
✅ Fulfills increasing Food Demand
✅ Supports affordable food prices 
✅ Supports poverty reduction
✅ Safeguards social interests, communities and workers
✅ Protects the environment and wildlife

Another core business including Kulim's Intrapreneur Ventures Division that involved in a diverse range of businesses, which are support operations for plantation, biofertilizer agricultural machinery, oil palm nursery and provide training and other related services to Occupational, Safety and Health (OSH) as well as IT-related and insurance broking services.


Kulim Berhad is also hiring at Plantation Division where this is another part to help the community and those in need of job, with a lots of occupation opportunities are opened at the plantations. Currently Kulim Berhad has 9000 employees and they aimed to have more by the end of the year.

In regards to current negativity and perception by the nation for the relaxation, lockdown and others, Kulim Berhad hopes this #kulim88 Campaign of giving back to the community can bring positive energy by posting good sharing in social media.    


Let's help the community by participating #kulim88 Campaign in which a pledge of RM88,888 is to be given to MyFundAction. Each social media post will generate RM1 contribution to the foundation.

Join #kulim88 Campaign with 3 easy steps:-
1. Follow @kulimberhad Instagram and Facebook
2. Use your creativity and positivity by posting on your social media with hashtag #kulim88 and tag @kulimberhad
3. Ensure your social media account is Public

🌿 Most Likes and Comments will stand a chance to win weekly prizes of RM88 or Grand Prize of RM888
🌿 10 weekly winners will be announced every 5 days
🌿  Campaign starts from 6th August 2021 until 22nd August 2021

My social media submission for #kulim88
πŸ‘‰ https://www.instagram.com/p/CSmrX2wJYB9/ 
Come let's join to do a good deed


More information on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), please visit http://www.kulim.com.my/


#kulim88 #kulimcelebrates #foryou #makeadifference #kulimberhad


Monday, August 9, 2021

Recipe: Oregon & Washington Blueberries Cheesecake No-Bake

My no-bake Oregon & Washington Blueberries Cheesecake
inspired by certified dietician Georgen Thye's recipe

"Kiss you each morning, with strawberry skies, 'Cause I get so lost in, Your blueberry eyes.." While listening to this MAX featuring SUGA of BTS Blueberry Eyes song, I am kind of craving for blueberry now.. Let's Grab A Boost of Blue! Since it is now at the peak of perfection season for blueberry, we could always count on Oregon and Washington which are the two top blueberry producing states in the U.S. Owing to ideal growing conditions, these two states offer the best quality fruits that garnered much popularity the world over.

Oregon & Washington Blueberries

Blueberries are naturally sweet, tart and nutritious, making them a beloved superfood. This cute little wonders have huge benefits and are known to be a heart-healthy superfood that is so easy to include in your daily life. The highly versatile blueberries can be enjoyed as it is, a snack, or incorporated into various recipes. They are widely used in salads, baked items, desserts, smoothies, making them a convenient fruit to visually enhance and energise any meal.


This is why I love blueberries, it is so versatile to be my everyday-diet superfood, and also research findings indicate blueberries contain antioxidants and other nutrients that aid our bodies to stay healthy and may help to prevent age-related diseases.



Oregon & Washington Blueberries Layered Cheesecake
by Dietitian Georgen Thye ιƒ‘仲杰

Oregon & Washington Blueberries Layered Cheesecake by Georgen Thye

Serves 8
Ingredients:

Crumb Base
🌿 100g Oatmeal Crackers 
🌿 60g Melted Butter

Cheesecake Filling
🌿 250g Cream Cheese
🌿 150g Plain Yoghurt
🌿 150g Oregon & Washington Blueberries
🌿 1 piece Lemon
🌿 13g Gelatin Powder
🌿 40g Brown Sugar

Top Jelly Layer
🌿 200ml Water
🌿 ½ tsp Gelatin Powder
🌿 ½ tsp Agar Powder
🌿 100g Oregon & Washington Blueberries
🌿 40g White Sugar

Methods:

Make Crumb Base
1. Place oatmeal crackers in a food processor and blend until they become coarse sand texture.
2. Pour in the melted butter and continue to blend until fine crumbs.
3. Transfer the crumbs to the prepared pan and press with a spoon to form an even layer of crumbs.
4. Place the pan into a fridge and let it refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Make Cream Cheese Filling
5. Pour 80ml of water to the gelatin powder in a bowl and let soak for 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, juice the lemon.
6. Place the Oregon-Washington blueberries, lemon juice and sugar in a pot. Cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes, stir frequently and let cool to room temperature after that.
7. Meanwhile, whisk together cream cheese and plain yoghurt until smooth and fluffy.
8. Pour the blueberries compote into a food processor and blend until it turns into a smooth puree.
9. Fold the blueberries puree into the cream cheese mixture.
10. Microwave the soaked gelatin for 30 seconds until melted.
11. Stir the melted gelatin into the blueberries cream cheese mixture.
12. Take the pan out from the refrigerator and pour mixture over crumbs until the pan is ¾ filled.
13. Return the pan to the refrigerator for another 1 hour until the cream cheese filling is set.

Make Top Jelly Layer
14. Pour 200ml water into a pan, followed by ½ tsp gelatin powder, ½ tsp agar powder and 40g of sugar.
15. Cook over medium fire, stir frequently until all sugar is dissolved and no lumps of gelatin remain. After that let cool to room temperature.
16. Take the pan out from the refrigerator, place fresh blueberries on the set cream cheese fillings in a single layer.
17. Pour the clear agar solution and top up the remaining ¼ of the pan. 
18. Return to the refrigerator for another 1 hour until the top agar layer is set.
19. It's ready to serve!

Oregon & Washington Blueberries Cheesecake by Georgen Thye

Nutrition Information (1 Serving):
Energy: 281 Kcal
Carbohydrate: 22.1g
Protein: 4.8g
Fat: 19.7g
Fibre: 1.2g


Feel free to check my video on how easy to make this no-bake blueberry cheesecake inspired by Georgen's delicious recipe πŸ‘‰ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oMVKVNVvp4


You can also check out Georgen Thye's other recipes using the healthy delicious Oregon & Washington Blueberries here:-

1. Oregon Washington Blueberries Oatmeal Muffin | Georgen Cooking

2. Oregon Washington Blueberries Layered Cheesecake | Georgen Cooking

3. Summer Oregon Washington Blueberries Popsicles | Georgen Cooking


Oregon Washington Blueberries Oatmeal Muffin by Georgen Cooking

Oregon Washington Blueberries Layered Cheesecake by Georgen Cooking

Summer Oregon Washington Blueberries Popsicles by Georgen Cooking

Certified dietitian Georgen Thye also shared various blueberries nutrition facts and health benefits:-

1. One cup (148g) of blueberries contributes 25% of your daily value of vitamin C, 14.4 milligrams of vitamin C.

πŸ€ Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant stabilizing free radicals, thus helping to prevent cellular damage.
πŸ€ Vitamin C aids in collagen production, assists with iron absorption, helps to heal wounds and to keep your gums healthy.
πŸ€ Vitamin C may help to support the body's immune system.

2. One cup (148g) of blueberries contains 3.6g fibre, equivalent to 14% of your daily fibre requirement.

πŸ€ Dietary fibre has been shown to provide numerous health benefits, including improving blood lipid levels, regulating blood glucose, and increasing satiety (makes you feel full longer), which may help with weight loss.

Oregon & Washington Blueberries

3. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants

πŸ€ Blueberries are believed to have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all common fruits and vegetables.
πŸ€ Antioxidants protect your body from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage your cells and contribute to aging and diseases.

4. One cup (148g) of blueberries contributes 36% of your daily value of vitamin K, 28 micromilligrams of vitamin K.

πŸ€ Low intakes of vitamin K have been linked to a higher risk of bone fracture. However, adequate vitamin K intake improves calcium absorption and may reduce calcium loss.

Blueberries are certified as a heart-healthy food by the American Heart Association and contain natural compounds that help the brain stay strong.

Oregon & Washington Blueberries

More information at:- 

#Oregonblueberries #Washingtonblueberries #GrabABoostOfBlue 
#blueberrygoodness #healthyblueberries