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Why the Food You Eat is Important: The Relationship of Food and your Productivity

Often, we think of food as the battery to our body. Thus, when it is low, our performance would drop significantly as compared to a fully-charged body. We like to treat food as a convenient source of self-indulgence aside from its function as replenishment, therefore more often than not, we pay less attention to the content of the food nutrient as compared to the amount and the taste. As such, misconception exist that the more we eat, the more productive we will be. When we think about various factors that influence our productivity, food is often overlooked even though it…

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Employees’ Feature: Our Food-Makers

Tomas Chew is an experienced chef who has worked for various restaurants and even runs his own food business in Singapore for more than 20 years with a broad knowledge of restaurant set-up and hands-on experience in the operational area. Versatility is his specialty, as he is skillful in handling both Western and Asian food. Interestingly, prior to his employment in Px Plate, Tomas has worked as a manager, photographer, chef, designer, consultant, and supervised renovation work for residential, retail outlets and restaurants. Prior to his employment in Px Plate, Syahel has been working in the culinary industry since he…

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Quinoa: an ancient grain that is not actually a real grain

Confused by the title? Let’s see… Quinoa originated in the Andes Mountains of South America and it was a staple of the Incan Empire, hence the calling of Quinoa as an ‘ancient grain’.   While it is often prepared like a grain, it’s actually a member of the spinach, chard and beet family. Quinoa is the seed of the Chenopodium plant, a green leafy plant that sprouts numerous flowers. Therefore, the quinoa seed is a pseudo-cereal, as opposed to a grain. Pseudo-cereals are plants which produce seeds and fruits that are similar to grains and used in virtually the same way….

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