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Discovered Your Cooking Talent with Alce Nero Organic Pasta


Everyone is cooking at home now. You’ve discovered your talent for whipping up healthy, tasty and surprisingly affordable meals during the Movement Control Order (MCO).  Now that we are in the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) period you need to up your game with new recipes that level up the taste, presentation and healthiness factor. You need to cook dishes that you have not photographed and posted to Facebook, Instagram or Tik Tok!


Alce Nero, the leading organic brand in Italy, has got you covered with five simple yet stunning recipes using their pastas. All the recipes use pantry staples. If you do not have some ingredients, simply substitute with what you do have. While pasta is the main ingredient in each recipe, the flavours, textures and look are varied.


MR and MH love Alce Nero pasta that cook with mushroom sauce. Mouse mommy always love to prepare simple and fast pasta meal preparation that just nice for a healthy yummy breakfast and garnish with home-grown herbs vegetable. Delicious, healthy and most important, my kids love it!


SPAGHETTI CARBONARA
How about a change from tomato-based pastas? Try this no-cream carbonara. All you need is Alce Nero pasta, eggs, cheese, mushrooms and beef or turkey bacon. Don’t have bacon? Substitute with minced beef or chicken. Don’t have parmesan cheese? Use mozzarella, cheddar, or cream cheese.

In just 30 minutes you can twirl up a café-quality carbonara meal for four.

This is an Italian carbonara recipe using no cream. All you need is pasta, eggs, cheese,
mushrooms and beef bacon!
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
For: 4 people

300g Alce Nero Organic Spaghetti.
1 cup grated parmesan cheese for cooking
6 beef or turkey bacon, sliced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 eggs 1 egg yolk
1 tsp Salt
Black pepper, if desired
½ cup parmesan cheese for serving


How To Cook
1. Cook spaghetti with the salt until al dente. Drain but keep one cup of the cooked
water.
2. Beat the eggs, black pepper and cheese in a bowl and set aside.
3. In a pan, heat cooking oil with medium heat. Add the beef and mushrooms, fry for
about 5 minutes.
4. Reduce the heat to low and add the cooked spaghetti in.
5. Pour in the egg and cheese sauce, quickly mix it with the spaghetti and beef until it
is well coated. Make sure it doesn’t become scramble egg. Add one tablespoon of
cooked pasta water at a time until you reach the desired consistency of sauce.

6. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Add extra parmesan cheese on top.


MACARONI CHICKEN SOUP
Chicken soup is perfect for the RMCO phase as we recover as a nation because it is an immunity booster, and a feel good food. Good chicken soup is a simple one pot wonder that  needs a lot of chicken and time. Add Alce Nero organic macaroni to savour more of the hearty soup, and increase the health benefits. Be prepared for kids and adults asking for more of this scrumptious soup!


CHEESY BAKED PENNE WITH EGGPLANT

Just four ingredients and 25 minutes to create this sublime dinner. Cook Alce Nero organic penne, alternate layers of pasta, Alce Nero pasta sauce, eggplant(or any vegetable available) and cheese in an oven proof dish, topping it with more cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted. And it is done. So simple, so tasty and so Instagrammable.


SPICY FUSILI WITH VEGETABLES
A stir-fried tomato-based fusilli that is perfect for vegetarians or for when you want something light, and quick. You will definitely get your five portions of vegetables with this healthy and delicious Asian-inspired organic Alce Nero pasta meal. Works with any vegetables that you have in your fridge. For a prettier presentation use a selection of colourful vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes, capsicum, corn or cucumbers.


TUNA PASTA SALAD
Venturing out with family again during the RMCO but perhaps you still prefer a homecooked picnic salad? This tuna pasta salad uses organic Alce Nero penne to provide a nutritionally balanced meal with a mix of crunchy and smooth textures. Easy to prepare, and delicious hot or cold. Add Asian flavours with lemon grass, spring onion, cili padi or even sesame oil.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
For: 4 people
250g Alce Nero organic penne
280g Ayam Brand™ tuna light flakes in oil
100g Ayam Brand™ whole kernal corn
50g Carrot, cut into strips
100g Cucumber, cut into chunks
50g Red cabbage, shredded
80g Onion, shredded
5g Mint leaves
90ml Alce Nero extra virgin olive oil
30ml Alce Nero apple cider vinegar
1 clove Garlic, chopped
Salt, pepper and garlic powder

How to Cook
1. Whisk oil, vinegar, garlic, together well then season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil over a medium heat. Add the pasta
and cook about 10-12 minutes.
3. Drain thoroughly. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the dressing.
4. Combined all ingredients in salad bowl. Check the seasoning adding more salt and
pepper if necessary.
5. Arrange the pasta mixture in a large serving bowl, garnish and serve.


Get the full recipes at https://alcenero.asia/recipes.html or visit Alce Nero social media page at https://www.facebook.com/AlceNeroMalaysia/ and https://www.instagram.com/alceneromy to add more organic healthfulness to your RMCO menu playlist. Stay safe and stay healthy.


Tag @alceneromy when you post dishes created using any Alce Nero products to be in the running for a special hamper! Follow for more recipes and monthly contest. All the best!  


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California Raisins | A Healthy and Tasty Evening with World Class Chefs, Chef Emmanuel Stroobant !


Mouse mommy has a nice dining experience with the goodness of California Raisins. As we know, California Raisins are all naturally sweet without added sugar, a good source of fibre, potassium, cholesterol-free and low in sodium
Great as healthy snacks and as well as sugar replacement for many recipes in cooking and baking.


The Raisin Administrative Committee (RAC) ushered in the auspicious new year with a sweet repertoire of specially-crafted delicious recipes using California Raisins at the Samplings On the Fourteen Restaurant at Berjaya University College.


All of the KOLs were pleasantly thrilled as we “eat close and personal with the chefs” - watching them demonstrate on the versatile California Raisins in a four-course dinner. 


The culinary gourmet recipes as prepared by the respective chefs:

Chef Emmanuel Stroobant (3 recipes)
1.    California Raisins, Crab & Cauliflower
2.    California Raisin Pasta With Fennel & Prawns
3.    California Raisins With Beef Short Ribs & Winter Fruits


Chef Erich Anton Roos (Dessert)
4.    Symphony of California Raisins consisting of :
·      California Raisin muffin with cream
·      California Raisin cinnamon ice cream
·      Apple puff


Mouse mommy was enjoying the dining moments with California Raisins. Creative recipes with nice combination of food served.


The California Raisins, Crab and Cauliflower is delicious and suits my tastebuds. Each bite of it was feeling satisfied. Well-blend and rich in food ingredients.


Chef Emmanuel Stroobant needs no introduction as the Belgian’s 2-star Michelin celebrity chef had his first brush with culinary business when he started working as a kitchen help as young as 16 years and worked his way in the culinary world within a span of a decade, notably hosting the AFC channel for many years and opening his first restaurant in Singapore called Saint Pierre.

Chef Erich Anton Roos, a Swiss national with 40 years of culinary and international  working experience which covers many Western and Asian countries. Currently based in Bangkok, his role are focused in consultancy and strategic planning for kitchen training needs in international hotel chains.


RAC’s Trade Promotions Director for Malaysia, Mr Richard Lieu says for most consumers, especially children, California Raisins are a healthy snack compared with other snack foods, as they are naturally sweet and do not contain any added sugar. California Raisins are also a very versatile ingredient and can inspire a wide repertoire of dishes—from appetisers and main dishes to desserts and beverages—especially as consumers are becoming more health conscious and more adventurous in their culinary endeavours. “We are very honoured and delighted to work with Chef Emmanuel and Chef Erich to create scrumptious recipes and amazing tastes using California Raisins this time to celebrate the start of 2020 with Malaysian influencers,” enthused Richard. 


More than just an appetising delight, raisins are a great source of nutrition which is  suitable to incorporate into meals amidst rising health issues due to unhealthy diets.


Richard adds that raisins are ideal for any occasion, as they are ready-to-eat, tasty and healthy. A package of California Raisins fits perfectly in a purse or briefcase They also conveniently fit in lunch boxes, gym bags, and in your desk drawer. California Raisins are also economical, do not bruise and are easy to use straight out of the box— no washing, peeling or chopping required—so one can create a simple meal.


Ms Tan Yen Sing, a certified clinical dietitian also was present to share on the goodness and benefits of California Raisins.


Ms Tan said studies have shown that increased consumption of fruits & vegetables more than 5 servings a day is related to a 17% reduction in coronary heart disease.
“Good nutrition is the best approach for preventing diseases and being healthy. Raisins, high level of polyphenol antioxidants containing about 3,037 ORAC units (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity – a method in measuring antioxidants in food) in about 2/3 cup. This essential substance are vital for protection against oxidative stress which is related to aging and disease,” said Tan.  


Raisins, though small, must not be underestimated for their health benefits. Tan explained raisins containing 35% fructose and 35% glucose are natural fruit sugar which is a good source of energy and has no fat & no cholesterol.  It is a healthy snack and is also a sugar replacement for many recipes in cooking and baking.


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that adults consume 1½ to 2 cups of fruit per day. A portable, readily available fruit, such as California Raisins, is ideal to help fulfill this quota. In fact, it only takes ½ cup of raisins to equal a whole fruit serving vs 1 full cup of fresh fruit.


There are many benefits of California Raisins. Naturally sweet, do not contain added sugar and great source of fibre. 

It is also a source of potassium (an important electrolyte that aids in muscle, cardiovascular and nervous system function), cholesterol-free and naturally low in sodium. Suitable to eat as snacks or for cooking purpose.


California Raisins also known to contain phytonutrients that suppress the growth of oral bacteria associated with cavities and gum disease. Good for children and adults.




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