Monday, September 18, 2023

Oregon Washington Blueberries Recipes: Seared Chicken Quinoa Bowl & Blueberry Cream Cheese Tart

Charlotte's Kitchen wishes to share the recipes obtained from attending the recent Blueberry Wonder Workshop by Oregon Washington Blueberries, referring to my blog here: 

Recipe 1 of 3:
Seared Chicken Quinoa Bowl with Fresh Blueberries


Chicken Marinate
Chicken Breast - 1 pc
Garlic Salt - ½ tsp
Garlic Pepper - ½ tsp
Paprika - ½ tsp
Mixed Herbs - ½ tsp

Kewpie Mayo - 1 tbsp
Lemon Juice - 1½ tbsp
Lemon Zest - ½ tsp
Salt - ¼ tsp
Pepper - ¼ tsp

Other Ingredients
Blueberry - 20 gm
Baby Spinach - 5 gm
Zucchini - 15 gm
Pumpkin - 15 gm
Quinoa - 100gm
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds - 1½ tbsp

  1. To prepare the chicken breast, poke some holes and tenderize the chicken breast using the back of knife, and lightly smashed it. Once it is tenderized, marinate with the dry ingredients with garlic salt, garlic pepper, paprika, mixed herbs. Give it a good rub and marinate for at least 5-10 minutes.
  2. Sear chicken breast in a pan with some oil on 1 side for 5 minutes until golden brown color, flip the chicken and continue steam cook the chicken breast with 100ml water for another 7 minutes to ensure the chicken breast is moist. Once is cooked thoroughly, rest the chicken for 5 minutes before cutting.
  3. Using the same pan packed with flavor, sauté zucchini cubes with salt and pepper for 4-5 minutes, and set aside.
  4. After that, sauté pumpkin with a little bit of oil, season with salt and pepper, add in 100ml water to continue steam cook for 5 minutes until al dante texture.
  5. On a pan, toast pumpkin seeds without oil for 5 minutes on medium heat until slightly puffed.
  6. Prepare quinoa by cooking with boiling seasoned salt water until light and fluffy.
  7. Lastly, to prepare creamy lemon sauce, zest half of a lemon, and combine mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. To assemble the dish, place cooked quinoa on a bowl, sliced chicken breast, followed by sauteed zucchini and pumpkin, baby spinach, toasted pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, then garnish with fresh blueberries, rosemary and lemon zest.

Recipe 2 of 3:
Blueberry Cream Cheese Tart


Cream Cheese Filling
Cream Cheese - 100 gm
Whipped Cream - 100 gm
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp

Blueberry Compote
Fresh Blueberries - 50 gm
Brown Sugar - 2 tbsp
Water - 80 gm

Blueberry - 5 to 6 pcs
Mint Leaf - as needed
Gold Leaf / Dust - as needed

  1. To make blueberry compote, heat up a pan, put in fresh blueberries, brown sugar and water. Cook for 5 minutes on high heat, then 10-15 minutes on medium heat until slightly thickens. Set it aside and let it cool before use.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whip cream cheese until soft and fluffy.
  3. In another mixing bowl, whip up whipped cream until slightly thickens.
  4. To prepare the cream cheese filling, lightly fold in whipped cream into the fluffy whipped cream cheese, followed by adding in lemon juice, blueberry compote and vanilla essence.
  5. When mixtures are combined, fill the mixture into a pipping bag.
  6. To assemble, pipe the cream cheese filling onto baked tart shells, decorate mini tarts with fresh blueberries.
  7. Garnish with mint leaf and gold leaf.

Recipe 3 of 3:
Blueberry Colada


Blueberry Compote
Fresh Blueberries - 50 gm
Brown Sugar - 2 tbsp
Water - 80 gm

Other Ingredients
Light Coconut Milk - 50 ml
Pineapple Juice - 80 ml
Blue Pea Flower Water - 30 ml
Lemon Juice - 15 ml
Ice - 1 cup

Blueberry - 5 to 6 pcs
Mint Leaf - as needed

  1. To make blueberry compote, heat up a pan, put in fresh blueberries, brown sugar and water. Cook for 5 minutes on high heat, then 10-15 minutes on medium heat until slightly thickens. Set aside and let it cool.
  2. In a cup, rim the glass with blueberry compote, then fill it with ice.
  3. Put in blueberry compote, followed by light coconut cream, pineapple juice and lemon juice.
  4. Lastly, top with blue pea flower water.
  5. Garnish with mint leaves and fresh blueberries.
  6. Stir well and enjoy.

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Experience the Wonders of Blueberries with Oregon Washington Blueberries Recipes

One of my all-time favorite fruits ~ blueberries, often labeled a 'superfood', they are naturally sweet, low in calories, antioxidant-rich and nutritious. This highly versatile vibrant tiny fruit 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 energize any meal.

I was lucky to be invited to attend the Blueberry Wonder Workshop at KL Wellness City in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. The event was a feast for the senses, offering a delightful mix of informative talks, culinary demonstrations, hands-on activities and delectable treats centered around the antioxidant-rich Oregon Washington Blueberries.

The workshop began with a thought-provoking speech by Mr. Eddie Saw, a prominent figure from Total Market Solutions, shedding light on the fascinating journey of blueberries from their origins to their current status as a nutritional powerhouse. A representative of KL Wellness City, the venue sponsor, also shared some insights into the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle to complement the wellness-focused event.

Social media influencer and wellness advocate Iman Azman took to the stage to deliver an engaging talk on the significance of blueberries in our daily lives. These small yet mighty berries have become a staple in modern diets due to their remarkable nutritional value and versatility that can be incorporated into almost any dish and drink.

"My little ones especially, love blueberries in their cupcakes and as a parent I feel more assured adding fresh quality and nutritious ingredients into their favorite snacks and drinks," added Iman. 

The event's gastronomic journey was further enhanced by Chef Zie Zie, who demonstrated the creation with a tantalizing Blueberry Rosemary Grilled Chicken Poke Bowl. Attendees had the opportunity to witness on the fusion of flavors that blueberries bring to both savory and sweet dishes.

My favorite part of the event was when guests were invited to participate in a hands-on cooking experience, crafting their own Blueberry Cream Cheese Mini Tarts and a refreshing Blueberry Colada Beverage. The fun culinary activities let me learned the versatility of blueberries and its delicious taste especially made by our own hands.

As the workshop drew to a close, a certificate presentation honored the participants' engagement in the event. The much-anticipated announcement of the winner for Instagram Contest held on the day added an element of excitement and friendly competition to the day's proceedings. Participants were then invited to enjoy a delicious lunch spread before coming together for a memorable group photo session. 

Blueberries, hailed as an antioxidant-rich superfood, have been known to provide a wide array of health benefits, from bolstering the immune system to supporting heart health. It is cholesterol and sodium free with high Potassium and Vitamin C, making it one of the top choices of clean healthy food for health enthusiasts.

Oregon Washington Blueberries are carefully picked to ensure only the best quality blueberries are served in every single serving of our diet. Oregon Washington Blueberries are available at major supermarkets and grocers.

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Friday, September 15, 2023

Wyndham Grand Bangsar Kuala Lumpur ~ A Majestic Arrival in Malaysia

Welcoming a brand-new hotel emerges in Malaysia. In conjunction with Malaysia Day celebration on 16th September 2023, Wyndham Grand Bangsar Kuala Lumpur prepares to make a grand entrance into the vibrant Malaysian hospitality scene. Formally known as Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar, this spectacular transformation heralds the arrival of the first Wyndham Grand brand in Malaysia.

Strategically located in the heart of Bangsar, one of Kuala Lumpur's most sought-after districts, Wyndham Grand Bangsar Kuala Lumpur promises an exquisite experience that combines luxury, convenience and sophistication. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, a leading provider of hotel management services and the world's largest hotel franchisor with over 9,200 properties across more than 80 countries, proudly introduces the first Wyndham Grand brand in Malaysia.

With 513 luxurious rooms, meeting facilities and a host of world-class amenities, Wyndham Grand Bangsar Kuala Lumpur offers an unrivalled experience for both business and leisure travellers. Its commitment to excellence and strategic location makes it the ultimate choice for those seeking a perfect blend of luxury, business and convenience.

"As we rebrand from Pullman to Wyndham Grand Bangsar Kuala Lumpur, we are excited to bring a new level of luxury and world-class hospitality to Malaysia," said Mr. TK Lee, General Manager of Wyndham Grand Bangsar Kuala Lumpur. 

"Our strategic location in Bangsar, coupled with our commitment to offering exceptional service and facilities, positions us as a premier destination for travellers seeking the perfect blend of sophistication and comfort," added Mr. TK Lee.

Wyndham Grand Bangsar Kuala Lumpur also features state-of-the-art function rooms and a grand ballroom, making it an ideal choice for corporate events, conferences and social gatherings. The hotel offers the perfect setting to elevate event for those who are planning a wedding, a business meeting or a special celebration.
On top of that, the property houses a wide array of facilities to cater every guest's desires. Enjoy moments of serenity and rejuvenation at the spa, savour delectable culinary creations at fine dining restaurant, stay active and fit at the well-equipped gym, and relish exclusivity at the executive lounge. Wyndham Grand Bangsar Kuala Lumpur is always prepared to serve their guests with these luxury pampering features.  

Wyndham Grand Bangsar Kuala Lumpur
📌 No.1, Jalan Pantai Jaya, Tower 3
59200 Kuala Lumpur
📞 +60-3-22981888
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