As i'm going to be away next week, I had to finish up all the perishables in the kitchen.
What I had ..
- garlic
- onions
- pumpkin
- potatoes
- tomatoes
- carrots
- purple cabbage
- parsley

OK, so a salad was out of the question; can't eat raw pumpkin ...
Was thinking of roasting all the veges - but can't really roast cabbage ...
So I decided on a quick vegetable curry stew

It's simple
chop up all the veges
Oil into the pot, adding garlic and onions and fry till fragrant
Add chopped tomatoes
Add 1 tablespoon of curry powder and some water
Add carrots, then pumpkins and potatoes - boil

Later, what I did was put the chopped raw cabbage and parsley on top of the rice and then pour the hot curry/stew on top. Yummy and pretty healthy too!
One of the foods that Jon Gabriel talks about in his book The Gabriel Method: The Revolutionary DIET-FREE Way to Totally Transform Your Body , is breads (p89). That we should be eating, as much as possible, sprouted grain breads.

So I decided to check out if I could find sprouted grain bread in Kuala Lumpur.

Just my luck, a few days after reading the book, when I walked into the Jusco / MaxValue near my place, I spotted Anzen Sprouted Organic Grains bread with 18 organic grains. It's RM4.50 for a loaf of 360g.

Ingredients: Hulled Millet, black bean, mung bean, yellow and black soya bean, adzuki bean, brown flax see, golden flax seed, black sesame, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, barley, buckwheat, oats groats, oat bran, regular rolled oats, instant rolled oats and wheat bran! Phew what a long exhausting list. It does use white flour in it too.

I found the bread texture somewhat like wholemeal bread with quite a fine texture. Perhaps it's because of the white flour. And it's also cut very thinly, which I'm not too crazy about. But it keeps well in the freezer and toasts well after. More info at

A few weeks later, I was at Cold Storage at The Curve and found the Adventist Bakery Sprouted Life Grain Bread with 7 grains. It's RM6.60 for a 450g loaf. When I was younger, we used to buy bread directly from the Adventist Hospital Bakery and it was so yummy. I'm glad that they've decided to also 'export' it out for Penang.

Now this one, I like. Texture wise, there's a nice bite to it and I can feel the whole grains and fibre. It's also sliced not so thin and tastes really nice toasted.

Ingredients: Millet, wheat, corn, oats, rye, soya and lentils. There's no flour in their recipe but they have honey, molasses, corn oil and yeast. The fact that there's no flour is a plus point and probably accounts for the nice 'rough' texture.

So, my recommendation is the Adventist Bakery Sprouted Life Grain bread.
Received this in the mail today ...anyone been there???

Greetings from Ribs@Oasis. We are a small non-halal western restaurant
located in the friendly neighborhood of Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya.
Nested between the famous 1 Utama shopping complex and the community
shopping centre of Centre Point, the restaurant is housed within the BU4
Oasis complex situated next to the BU4 residential entrance. In spite of
the prime location, parking is a breeze as there are abundant parking
spaces in and around the complex.

On the food we serve…For the starters, we have the Classic Ceasar Salad
where crispy romaine are tossed with anchovy dressing and topped with pork
bacon, croutons & grated parmesan. For the soup lovers, we have the Wild
Mushroom Soup where they are made from fresh mushroom and herbs blended
and concocted to perfection. In addition, we do offer a spread of
appetizers and side orders range from the mushroom lover’s – Sautéed
Mushroom, Garlic Bread and many more.

Ribs@Oasis as the name implies, serves juicy western style baby back pork
ribs and Belly Pork Ribs on a bed of roasted or mesh potatoes. Of late our
juicy Pork Burgers and the Pork Loin has also move up the ranks and have
become our best sellers. In addition to the pork dishes, we also serve a
variety of Pasta including Carbonara, Olio, white wine Vongole, Pomodoro,
Leeks and Shrimps and the all time favorite Bolognaise. For the seafood
lovers, we have the traditional English style Fish & Chips (butter fish),
Pan Fried Butter Fish and Seafood Platter which consists of a selection of
fresh seafood…prawns, lobster slippers, scallop fish fillers and squids
drizzled with lemon garlic butter sauce.

No meal is complete without a taste of our dessert. For the chocolate
lovers, we have the best Chocolate Molten Cake and our Apple and banana
Crumble which comes with a serving of Haagan Dazs ice cream.

As for drinks, we have a few in-house concoctions to quench your
thirst..Coke infused with passion fruit extract – Riblicious, blend of
Mango and Blood Orange with Sprite – Ribstropic, Blue Curacao, lime juice
with soda – Ribsdelight. In addition, we also serve a range of Lipton teas
and Nespresso coffees.

Visit us for a memorable tantalizing taste of western pork cuisine …you
have tasted the rest, now taste the BEST!

Ribs@OasisAddress: Lot 1-1, BU4 Oasis, 2 Changkat Bandar Utama
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone Number: 03 77298921
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