Sunday, 20 July 2014

Eat Healthy, Eat Organic with New Recipes from Alce Nero


Are you concerned about your daily diet and the amount of sugar, fat, sodium and MSG that you are consuming? Worried about harmful chemicals, pesticides or even Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)?  

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Is our daily food consumption healthy and nutritious?

Alce Nero, famed for its growing range of organic Italian food and Fairtrade products from around the world, is on a mission to help people cook and eat at home, preferably using organic ingredients.  Alce Nero prides itself on its organic produce, which is free of genetically modified organisms and additives and is grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers on pollutant-free land in Italy.

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The brand has released four new recipes that offer delicious, healthy and nutritious options that combine Eastern and Western elements, and that are quick and easy to make, even for people with busy lifestyles.

The pasta recipes of Sardine Spaghettini, Macaroni & Cheese and Fried Spaghetti can be a complete meal in them with just a simple salad, while the Strawberry Jam Muffins will be a treat for children and adults.

Spaghettini Sardines
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Ingredients
  • 150g Alce Nero Spaghettini
  • 2 pieces Ayam Brand Sardines in Extra Virgin Virgin Olive Oil and Chilli
  • 1 tablespoon Alce Nero Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cabbage, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice 

Seasoning:
  • 2 tbsp seasoning sauce
  • Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Chillies (optional)

Garnishing:
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crispy garlic (optional)

Method:
  1. Put sardines in microwave for 1 minute.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a big pot; add in 1 tablespoon salt and the pasta; cook until al dente. Drain.
  3. Heat olive oil in a pan.
  4. Add in chopped garlic till golden brown.
  5. Add in cabbage and cook till soft.
  6. Add in strained spaghettini, slightly stir fry.
  7. Season with seasoning sauce, pepper, sugar, and chilli.
  8. Transfer spaghettini to a plate.
  9. Arrange sardines on the spaghetti.
  10. Top with crispy garlic, coriander leaves, and spring onion.


Macaroni & Cheese
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Ingredients:
  • 250g Alce Nero Organic Macaroni
  • 3 tbsp Alce Nero organic Extra Viring Olive Oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 big chicken sausages, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 350g Alce Nero Organic Tomato Sauce Vegetables
  • ½ cup grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley

Method:
  1. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to boil over medium heat.
  2. Add in macaroni and cook about 10-12 minutes. Drain thoroughly. Meanwhile, heat extra virgin olive oil in a pan.
  3. Add in sausages, cook over medium high heat about 2 – 3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and sauté until soft, about 2 minutes.
  5. Ass in crushed red pepper, Alce Nero Organic Tomato Sauce Vegetables, then macaroni.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Put the macaroni in one large baking dish; sprinkle Parmesan and Mozzarella over.
  8. Place in preheated oven until cheese melts and begins to brown, watching closely to prevent burning, about 1 ½ minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and olive oil and serve.

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Fried Spaghetti
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Ingredients:
  • 320g Alce Nero Spaghetti
  • 2 pepperoni (yellow & red)
  • 2 asparagus
  • ½ long green onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp Alce Nero Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Fresh Coriander
  • Salt & Pepper

Method:
  1. Cut vegetables (pepperoni, asparagus, long green onion) into chunky slices.
  2. Put olive oil, butter, and garlic in the saucepan and add chopped vegetables then fry them.
  3. Bring the pasta to boil over high heat, then turn to low heat and simmer for 8 minutes.
  4. Drain and reserve.
  5. Put the cooked spaghetti and vegetables into the saucepan, add soya sauce  and sesame oil, and fry.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Garnish with a fresh coriander and serve.

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Strawberry Jam Muffins
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Ingredients
     A) 
  •     100g cake flour
  •     1 tsp baking powder
  •     1 tsp baking soda
  •     1 pinch of salt

(B) 
  • 2 eggs
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 60g melted butter oil
  • ¼ cup strawberry yoghurt
  • 60g Alce Nero Organic Strawberry Jam 

Method:
  1. Preheat  oven to 180 ˚C degrees.
  2. Sieve (A) in bowl.
  3. In another mixing bowl, put in (B), mix well.
  4. Then add in (A), mix with a balloon whisk.
  5. Scoop the batter into a paper cup.
  6. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

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Give your family and yourself the gift of better nutrition through organic food from Alce Nero. For more healthy and nutritious recipes, click HERE.

In Malaysia, Alce Nero carries a fine range of organic pasta, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, pasta sauces, jam and honey and can be found at major hypermarkets, supermarkets, and selected organic stores. For more information please visit http://www.alcenero.asia or Facebook AlceNeroMalaysia.

About Alce Nero
Alce Nero was established in the 1970’s, when two cooperatives of young Italian farmers decided to pioneer the organic revolution, producing wholesome food while respecting the environment. Alce Nero combines old farming methods with the most advanced research on health and the environment. The techniques have evolved, but our seal of quality is still based on the simple ingredients that Alce Nero was created from: love of food, respect for the environment, and banning of synthetic chemical substances.

Today, Alce Nero is the No 1 organic brand in Italy. Our producers are involved in all stages of manufacture, allowing us to enforce respect of our principles throughout the production process and accurately trace our food to its origins. Thus, we can guarantee high quality, 100% organic, authentically Italian products brought straight from our fields to your plate. Alce Nero is famed for its organic certifications by the most stringent certification bodies from European Union and Japan.

In Malaysia, Alce Nero carries a fine range of organic pasta, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, pasta sauces, jam and honey. For more information please visit http://www.alcenero.asia or Facebook AlceNeroMalaysia