Aug 30, 2014

Zespri's Exclusive Food Art Demonstration with Samantha Lee

I was very fortunate to be among a few lucky people to be invited over to the Marmalade cafe at the Publika Shopping Gallery in Solaris Dutamas today by Zespri.

What made me even more excited was the fact was I was going to meet and learn how to create some simple food art from the amazing Samantha Lee.

For those of you who do not know who Samantha Lee is, she is one of the most amazing food artist in Instagram and has a following of over 1/2 million.... check her out HERE

Anyway what was also interesting was they were also showcasing and using kiwi fruits from Zespri, my one and only choice for great kiwis. To find out more of Zespri, the health benefits you can reap from eating and enjoying kiwis, read further and also visit HERE
Kiwis, one of my most favourite fruits ever and in two variants!!!! The green one and the yellow ones. To differentiate the kiwis, the green kiwi is the hairier one and the yellow one is less hairy. The green kiwi is rich in fibre while the yellow one is more sweeter and the  vitamin C content is even much higher.

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Some of the health benefits you can reap by enjoying the sweet and juicy New Zealand kiwi fruits!!

10 Amazing Healthy Facts about Kiwifruit

1.Bursting with twice as much Vitamin C* compared to oranges and just one Zespri® Kiwifruit meets your daily Vitamin C requirements.
2.A natural source of dietary fibre for a healthy digestive system.
3.Great low fat natural source of Vitamin E, which is well known for its heart health and antioxidant properties.
4.High content of bioavailable antioxidants (Vitamins C & E, polyphenols, carotenoids, etc) to help fight damage caused by free radicals in the body.
5.Excellent for digestion with the presence of actinidin, a unique enzyme that helps break down protein.
6.A source of potassium that is essential for every cell in the body. A 2-piece Zespri® Kiwifruit serving provides about 10% of your daily potassium needs, as much as a banana, but with less calories.
7.A source of folate - a vital need for pregnant ladies for the development of genetic material in a fetus.
8.Low in calories but full of essential nutrients - a great tool for weight management.
9.Low in Glycemic Index (GI) that does not increase blood sugar rapidly - ideal for diabetics.
10.Helps improve the function of your immune system.     (taken from Zespri website)

Your's truly and an adorable kiwi soft toy.......

Yours truly and Samantha Lee , the amazing food artist
Some of Samantha's food art
 Our presence today was to learn all about the health benefits of kiwi and also how to learn to make simple food art from Samantha Lee... it was certainly a fun filled morning.

Auntie Kiwi briefing us about Zespri and  the New Zealand Kiwi... and oh gosh, I just found out there are also white and red kiwi fruits!!! I can't wit to try them...

Nurul Aziah Musa, Consultant Dietitian giving us some notes and tips on how to watch what we eat
  Check out the notes  Puan Nurul Aziah Musa shared with us... Isn't that really amazing...

Now the best part.... Samantha Lee starting her sharing session on how to get ideas on how to create food art. For her it comes from all source around her. She will sketch and think of how to use her ingredients. And guess what?? She only takes about an hour to cook and prepare her amazing art dishes!!!!

I also learn the easy way on how to cut kiwi.... It is simply so easy and fast, no more struggling with the peeler. Just cut off both ends and dig around with a spoon.....

Cut off the tail from the bun, so the cat can have a tail

Colour the bun with peanut butter, cream cheese, nutella or jam....

Use chocolate buttercream / paste to draw the face on the bun

Yours truly here preparing her version/ copy of Samantha Lee's cat

Ta daaaa.....

Not as nice and neat but I think it is passable.... hehehe

Thank you Zespri for the invitation and the great time I had with fellow bloggers and media....


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