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Eat better – direct from the farm

Ever wonder why some foods just taste better than others? Your eyes may only see what lies on the surface of a rosy apple or a sprightly stalk, but there are a lot more nutrients in every fruit and vegetable that is grown fresh and delivered direct to you – from farm to table.

Fresher from source, better in nutrition

Locally grown or directly imported produce do not have to travel long distances to reach consumers, so they can picked at optimum ripeness. Hence, they are able to fully develop and retain rich vitamins and minerals, and thus maximise their nutritional potential.

More value in every bite

The buck doesn’t stop at health benefits alone. The direct effect of buying straight from the source also means more savings – up to 30% as a matter of fact. How? Well, you won’t have to pay additional distribution, collecting, sorting and packing fees now!

Exotic varieties for adventurous palates

Your local supermarket may carry all the usual varieties of fruit, but if you’re looking for something healthier and more exciting, you’re more likely to find it at our Farm to Table stores. Choose from fresh herbs and spices like sage or thyme, to South Africa Abate Fetel (a kind of pear), locally grown kale and more.

 

Visit our Farm to Table partners—Sustenir, Thygrace and Pasir Panjang Fruits—to order online conveniently and enjoy FREE delivery to your door when you purchase over $30!

 

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Wholesome recipes for your family

Try out these recipes, made fresh from our Farm to Table partners! 

Hearty Salad

This salad is filled with delicious greens to please every fussy family member.

Hearty Salad

Ingredients

500g beetroot, cut into wedges
500g butterhead lettuce
300-400g fennel, thinly sliced
½ teaspoon salt and pepper
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

Heat oven to 200ºC. Bake beetroot in oil for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Toss lettuce, fennel and balsamic vinegar together. Serves 3-4 pax. 

 

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Sweet Smoothie

Enjoy more family bliss with this nutrient-filled smoothie treat that’s high in antioxidants.

Sweet Smoothie

Ingredients

900g strawberries
2 x 125g blueberries
1-1½ bananas, chopped
1 cup orange juice (900g oranges)
2-3 cups ice

Directions

Juice oranges to make the  juice base. Blend strawberries, blueberries and bananas until pureed, then add in the juice and ice. Serves 3-4 pax.

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Kale Chips

Love snacking? Switch to a healthier alternative that’s just as delicious as potato chips.

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Ingredients

300g curly kale
1½ tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

Heat oven to 200ºC. Separate kale leaves from stem. Drizzle oil over kale and sprinkle salt to season. Bake for 15 minutes. Serves 5-6 pax.

 

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Looking for farm fresh ingredients?

Shop now at our Farm to Table stores, curated to deliver all the goodness of the fruits and veggies you love – directly to you. Enjoy direct savings of as much as 30%*, greater selections, from regular to exotic produce, and more freshness straight from the suppliers to you.

Visit honestbee.com today. Delivery is free over $30!

Energise Your Brain with These Superfoods

Hint: Caffeine is not the brain’s best friend

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Repeat after me: “Caffeine is not the best way to keep your brain awake.” Its effects are short term. Besides, an overdose will make you jittery and uncomfortable.

Norma Jean has it right – “if you were observing all the rules, you’d never have gotten anywhere”. Are you betting on “veteran advice” for the golden hours of drinking black coffee to stay productive? Or perhaps the “tried and tested” herbivore diet to reduce the chance of food coma after lunch? Stop. You would probably end up hungry by 3pm everyday and eating more instead. That’s simply because black coffee temporarily increases your metabolism when you don’t really have much to burn anyway.

Though everyone absorbs nutrients differently based on their own unique biochemical identity, here are five expert-approved superfoods that freshen your mind and boost brain power to keep you energised.

  1. Berries – Protect brain cells from harmful free radicals

shutterstock_268783751“In addition to their now well-known antioxidant effects, dietary supplementation with berry fruits have direct effects on the brain,” according to researcher Marshall Miller, of the USDA-ARS Human Nutrition Research Centre on Aging. The large amount of antioxidants protects brain cells from being damaged by harmful free radicals. It also changes the way your neurons communicate with each other to improve movement control and function.

  1. Tomatoes – Great for preventing Alzheimer’s

shutterstock_141644017Tomatoes are well-known for being warriors that fight against prostate cancer because of its lycopene and beta-carotene content. Did you know that lycopene is also strong enough to fight against  free radical damage to cells which occurs in the development of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s? Similarly, they are also good for the heart, the immune system, the skin and tissue lining… You know what, just eat tomatoes if you are not already doing so.

  1. Broccoli – Superstar packed with essential vitamins

shutterstock_166838546A study by researchers at King’s College London revealed that broccoli come high in lignans. It is a phytoestrogen compound that has been shown to benefit cognitive actions. If you have been experiencing short term memory, eating broccoli would be your express ticket out. In fact, broccoli is a superstar vegetable that not only tastes great, but is power-packed with essential vitamins, minerals and fibre. 

  1. Avocados – Improve blood flow for a healthier brain

shutterstock_279523388“Avocados are almost as good as blueberries in promoting brain health,” says Steven Pratt, MD, author of Superfoods Rx: Fourteen Foods Proven to Change Your Life. Monounsaturated fat in Avocados are known to improve blood flow and lower blood pressure, promoting better brain health. If you have been rejecting Avocados because you think they are too fatty, now is the time to put them back on the grocery list.

  1. Spinaches, Kales and Mustard Greens – Slow cognitive decline

shutterstock_291502325Spinach was the superfood Popeye relied on to save Olive whenever she was in trouble. Little did he know that while growing his muscles, he was also improving his memory. Martha Clare Morris, Sc.D., assistant provost for community research at Rush University Medical Center and his team conducted a study to find out how adding greens to our diet could help slow cognitive decline. The study examined 954 older adults for an average of five years. Results show that participants who consumed greater amounts of green leafy vegetables such as Kale, Spinach and Mustard Greens had the cognitive ability of a person 11 years younger than those who consumed none.

Get them now on honestbee!

These superfoods are available on honestbee via our latest farm to table partner merchants – Sustenir Agriculture, Thygrace and Pasir Panjang Fruits. Savour the best farm-fresh produce that are harvested and sent to you directly when you shop with us.

Mum’s Day Off Recipes

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Why not #GiveMumTime to relax with a special homemade surprise?

Show her how much you love her with handcrafted meals all day, prepared with your loving touch. Ground rule: She isn’t allowed in the kitchen!

Start mum’s day with love

Turn a regular breakfast that she would make for you into a dish made just for her – with your very own creative touch.

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Hearty breakfast muffins for mums

Mummy Muffins

Toss to mum’s health and happiness

Convey your appreciation and well wishes with a zesty lunch time salad that contains bits of wholesome goodness in every bite.

Thank Q-uinoa Salad
Healthy salad for mum

Thank Q-uinoa Salad

Celebrate mum with a baked creation

Share a slice of home-baked cheesecake heaven together, over your favourite tea or coffee in the comfort of home.

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Easy cheesecake recipe for mum

Say Baked Cheese, Mum Recipe

Serve mum a savoury treat

Impress her with your hidden culinary skills by cooking this presentable, delectable sirloin meal, complemented with a tantalising selection of dips.

Seared with Love
Savoury sirloin  beef recipe for mum

Seared with Love

Need ingredients? 

Get fine cuts from our gourmet partners like Mmmm! or Butcher’s Dog,  or source for other items from Cold Storage or Fairprice. Order early to get your Mother’s Day groceries delivered conveniently on the same day, within your selected 1-hour window. Shop now!

Sweet and savoury Easter recipes

Celebrate Easter with a mouthwatering braised chicken dish, and homemade hot cross buns. These classic recipes are sure to be instant crowd pleasers. 

We hope you enjoy these recipe cards from our designers at honestbee.

Braised Chicken with Chestnuts

Savour the warmth of a familiar chicken meal over the long weekend, made more adventurous with a dash of chestnuts and tasty seasoning.

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Recipe from Knorr

Hot Cross Buns

Previously synonymous with Easter, these buns are now making regular appearances in lunch boxes for the young and old. You’ve tried the store-bought version,  now try to make your own oven-fresh hot cross buns.

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Recipe from Jamie Oliver

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Recipe | Supernatural Raw Protein Smoothie

Juice cleanses and diets may be all the rage now, but we prefer something with a bit more substance on a regular day. 

Here’s something sweet that will boost those nutrients. Thanks to medical nutritionist, Karin G. Reiter for this yummy recipe. 

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Recipe | Homemade Nutty Crunch Granola

This a great healthy breakfast cereal that even kids will love. Serve with cold milk or Greek yogurt.

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recipe | classic ratatouille

Vegetarian? Welcome to your new pantry staple.

Thank you to our friend, Ian Low, The Silver Chef for this recipe.

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chef made | JM Wagyu burger

Live large every once in a while.

Read on to find out how. Thank you to Benjamin Chan, Head Chef at Jimmy Monkey Café & Bar.

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recipe | classic aglio olio spaghetti

There’s only one word that can trigger instant comfort: pasta.

Known as The Silver Chef online, our friend Ian Low twirls up a lighter plateful of this delicious restaurant menu staple. Start salivating now.

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chef made | pan-seared seabass & tomato cauliflower relish

Imagine your home, but as a restaurant.

Thanks to Chef of Praelum Wine Bistro, Venkatesan Pavadaisamy, this is achievable. Try this dish on date night and that relationship would probably get serious, very fast.

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