Programme

#ARecipeForChange presented a series of virtual sessions from 13 March to 21 March 2021. View playbacks of the cooking demonstrations, educational talks and hands-on workshops below. Enliven your weekend by whipping up sustainable dishes with these easy-to-follow recipes!

Click here to learn more about the chefs, personalities and expert speakers featured in the virtual sessions.


      Saturday, 13 March 2021

SupPOTing Home-grown Edibles
Workshop in collaboration with Singapore Food Agency

You can play a part in Singapore's food security by supporting locally farmed produce and growing your own edibles. In this activity, we show you how to get creative in decorating your own plant pot which you can use to grow your own food at home! Join us for this workshop and post your completed craft on FB/IG with the hashtag #SupPOTinghomegrownedibles and stand to win an SFA cooler bag and 3 local produce enamel pins!


Pan Fried Barramundi Fillet with Luffa Gourd in Black Bean Sauce by Chef Eric Neo
Cooking Epic with Eric

Cooking demo featuring Chef Eric Neo

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Need ideas for an epic feast? Keep your eyes peeled as Executive Chef Eric Neo whips up a locally farmed barramundi fillet dish! It is pan fried to perfection with just the right amount of crispiness in the skin and tenderness in the meat. Paired with luffa gourd that's infused in black bean sauce, this dish is just as nutritious as it is delicious! Find out more about how this dish can be created with ingredients sourced from our very own farms in Singapore.

This session was moderated by Rachel Oh, Marketing and Communications Associate, Barramundi Group.


Black Truffle Shao Mai by Chef Irene Yip
Saturday Night Live: Dim sum edition
Cooking demo in collaboration with Country Foods

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Miss ordering dim sum off the dim sum carts? Brighten up your weekend with a dim sum cooking demo! Join Chef Irene Yip and Dr Leslie Tay as they show you how to make your own steaming hot plate of siew mai using a more sustainable alternative protein, Phuture.



      Sunday, 14 March 2021

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Alternative Proteins at Your Hawker Next Door

Webinar in collaboration with Green Monday

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This live interactive session will focus on the benefits of alternative proteins and accessibility of these dishes at your local hawker.

Hosted by Green Monday's director Kelvin Ng with invited local hawkers, join us as the panelists discuss their alternative protein dishes providing more local options for a healthier diet.


Adding Sustainable Produce to Cart: The eCommerce cook-off

Cooking demo in collaboration with Lazada's RedMart

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As alternative proteins and local produce get rolled out on eCommerce platforms, ever wondered how they could be used in different cuisines?

Catch Magnus Ekbom, Chief Strategy Officer and Acting CEO for Lazada Malaysia, and James Chang, CEO of Lazada Singapore as they battle it out to see who can cook a meaner dish that represents their Swedish and Korean heritage! The session will be hosted by Richard Ruddy, Chief Retail Officer at Lazada RedMart and Janet Neo, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability at Lazada Group.



      Monday, 15 March 2021

Don’t Leave Ugly Veggies... Be A Piz-za Their Hearts!

Show & tell by UglyFood co-founder, Yeo Pei Shan

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Heavenly happiness is a slice of wholesome pizza! Join us on an engaging step-by-step food demo by Yeo Pei Shan and learn to make your very own pizza with your children, using ugly fruits, vegetables and mushrooms. 


Charlotte Mei
Fish n' Tips with Charlotte Mei

Cooking demo featuring Charlotte Mei

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Nutritionist and TV Presenter Charlotte Mei shares with us an easy and fuss-free recipe using fresh local produce. Tune in to learn a nutritious and delicious recipe while picking up some nutrition tips along the way!


Photo credit: Singapore Food Agency
Local Eggs: Natural and nutritious
Educational talk and virtual farm tour with N&N Agriculture

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Eggs are a staple in the diets of many Singaporeans, but did you know that our local farms play a crucial role? Join N&N owner Mr Ma Chin Chew as he shares about the importance of growing local and provides a glimpse into his high-tech production processes – including pasteurisation! This session will end off with an interactive Q&A, plus some egg-cellent recipe ideas for you to bring home.



      Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Don’t Dump Ugly Veggies... There’s Dumpling You Should Know!

Show & tell by UglyFood co-founder, Yeo Pei Shan

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Master the art of dumpling folding together with your children in this interactive food demo by Yeo Pei Shan. Transform imperfections into perfect dumplings as we’ll show you how to upcycle imperfect vegetable produce and leftover juice pulps to create delicious fillings for your dumplings. We’ll also show you how to make them last longer and reduce food waste!


Photo credit: Singapore Food Agency
EGG-ducation: What happens on an egg farm?

Educational talk and virtual farm tour with Seng Choon Farm

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Eggs are probably one of our favourite ingredients. How much do you know about eggs and where they come from? Tune in to the virtual farm tour with Dr J Y Lai, In-house Veterinarian at Seng Choon Farm - join in the fun with the quiz questions and be on your way to becoming a mini egg farming expert!


Photo credit: Singapore Food Agency
Heads-Up, Crops on Our Roofs!

Educational talk and virtual farm tour with ComCrop

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Join the virtual tour of Singapore's first and only commercial rooftop greenhouse hosted by ComCrop CEO Peter Barber and look forward to an exclusive peek at ComCrop's unique farming methods! Learn how ComCrop grows healthy, pesticide-free greens, and why supporting local produce is important for both food security as well as health and nutrition.



      Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Humble Roots of Our Local Food

Webinar in collaboration with VertiVegies and Bootle's

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Did you know that buying local produce has a whole range of benefits? Not only does it support local businesses, it can also lower your carbon footprint and contribute towards a more resilient and self-sufficient food supply for Singapore!

Immerse yourself in an interactive, virtual farm tour hosted by Mark Wee, Marketing Director at VertiVegies and Benn Phua, Farm Manager at Bootle's and learn more about the groundbreaking technologies and processes involved in producing vegetables in Singapore.

This session was moderated by Desmond M. Koh, President, Centre for a Responsible Future.


Fishing for Sustainability: The story of locally farmed fish
Educational talk and virtual farm tour with Barramundi Group

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Can a farmer really survive in Singapore? On our sunny, little island, few are aware that Kühlbarra is growing fish right here in Singapore waters, producing around 700 tonnes of fish yearly. Because our fish are bursting with lean protein and healthy omega-3 fats, families, private hospitals and top Michelin star restaurants in Singapore are our biggest fans! Hosted by Charis Chua, Chief Commercial Officer and Shanice Lim, Sales and Marketing Manager at Barramundi Group, this session will offer you a glimpse into our farm and work.


No Farmers, No Food!

Webinar in collaboration with The Local Farm

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At The Local Farm (TLF), we go by this simple saying: no farmers, no food. This is why we believe in the importance of bridging our local farms in Singapore closer to people, and building meaningful connections between both. 

Get insights into the agriculture industry with Kenny Eng, Director of Gardenasia, and understand why farmers are crucial in Singapore’s strategy to achieve our ‘30 by 30’ vision.

This session was moderated by Soh Hui Qing, Associate Director, Sustainable Solutions, Temasek.



      Thursday, 18 March 2021

Tackling Food Waste: An iNTUitive approach

Webinar featuring Prof William Chen

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Singaporeans love eating, but food waste is also one of the country’s biggest waste streams. What are some innovative technologies to help us realise our circular economy vision for food? Hear from Prof William Chen, director of NTU's Food Science and Technology programme, on how prawn shells and fruit waste can be upcycled into a cost-effective food packaging! Also, find out how natural preservatives – made from plant flavonoids – could be the next big thing in helping extend the shelf lives of our food. 

This session was moderated by Shakura Bashir, Senior Associate, Sustainable Solutions, Temasek.


Tempeh: The tofu for a better tomorrow
Cooking demo featuring culinary presenter Mary Ho

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Tempeh – a traditional Javanese product made from fermented soybeans, is commonly found on shelves in many stores and markets here in Singapore! A fantastic source of protein, this plant-based product can be used in many quick and easy-to-make recipes – and our host Mary Ho is here to show you how. She’ll share more about tempeh’s health and environmental benefits as well.

This session was moderated by Dr George Jacobs, Vice President, Kampung Senang Charity and Education Foundation.


A Taste of Tomorrow with Chef Addis

Cooking demo in collaboration with Classic Fine Foods

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In this cooking demo, Chef Addis Tan incorporates plant-based meat alternatives into delicious and easy to make dishes. You will learn about Karana, a whole plant product made from young jackfruit which has a natural meat-like shredded pork texture while also being a sustainable and biodiverse ingredient.  Plant-based chicken product, TiNDLE™️, will also be featured. Its ridiculously yummy chicken made from plants as will Impossible™️, meat made from plants which cooks, smells and tastes like beef.  Not only are these products delicious, versatile and cholesterol-free but they help in reducing food waste and our impact on the environment with no compromise on flavour!

This session was moderated by Ania Wojtkowska, Plant-based educator, LivingVeggiebyAnia.



      Friday, 19 March 2021

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Are you an Otah-ku?

Cooking demo in collaboration with Country Foods

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Watch Chef Hoe Gern, head chef at laut and Frank Shen, founder of laut, make an otah with locally farmed barramundi fish. This classic Nyonya dish packs an aromatic mix of spices, and you can smell it from miles away as it's being prepared!

This session was moderated by Dr Leslie Tay, Medical Doctor and Food Consultant.


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Alternative proteins: Keep calm and curry on
Cooking demo in collaboration with Country Foods

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Join Chef Natasha from Encik Tan as she shows you how to cook a more sustainable version of their signature curry rice, using a succulent plant-based schnitzel. The schnitzel combines a crispy crumb coating on the outside with a juicy, tender flavour on the inside. It tastes and smells like a regular chicken schnitzel and is a delicious alternative for those looking for plant-based options!

This session was moderated by Dr Leslie Tay, Medical Doctor and Food Consultant.


Cooking Sustainably – Da Mian for the Job

Cooking demo featuring Chef Damian Piedrahita

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Who do we call upon when we want to cook sustainably? It’s none other than Chef Damian from Shangri-La Singapore! With a strong commitment towards creating an innovative and sustainable gastronomic culture, watch closely as Chef Damian utilises alternative proteins and dairy products to create a delicious, healthy and sustainable dish!

This session was moderated by Ambaree Majumder, Social entrepreneur, speaker and educator of plant-based lifestyle.



      Saturday, 20 March 2021

SupPOTing Home-grown Edibles
Workshop in collaboration with Singapore Food Agency

You can play a part in Singapore's food security by supporting locally farmed produce and growing your own edibles. In this activity, we show you how to get creative in decorating your own plant pot which you can use to grow your own food at home! Join us for this workshop and post your completed craft on FB/IG with the hashtag #SupPOTinghomegrownedibles and stand to win an SFA cooler bag and 3 local produce enamel pins!


YES 933《大咖一起Live》

Cooking demo featuring DJs Jeff Goh, Chen Ning and Mei Gui

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Join YES 933 Morning Drive Time《大咖一起来》DJs Jeff Goh, Chen Ning and Mei Gui in a 45-minute Facebook Live session where they will whip up simple and sustainable 三菜一汤 dishes under the guidance of Chef Jimmy Chok! Don't miss the attractive prizes to be won through the live interaction game segment!


Cooking Epic with Eric 
[Pre-recorded] 

Cooking demo with live Q&A featuring Chef Eric Neo

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Join us in this exclusive recording of Executive Chef Eric Neo and watch him whip up a Savoury Impossible™️ Hash French Toast dish – an absolute hearty weekend breakfast that’s perfect for you and the little ones. Its crusty bite and robust flavour from the 'meat' accompanied with locally farmed eggs make a perfect breakfast or snack that all can enjoy!

This session was moderated by Eugene Wang, Co-founder & CEO, Sophie's BioNutrients.



      Sunday, 21 March 2021

Photo credit: Singapore Food Agency
Don't Toss Your Ugly Produce... Bake Them and Dip Them!

Show & tell by UglyFood co-founder, Yeo Pei Shan

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Unleash your baking talents with your children in this food demo session by Yeo Pei Shan! Join us in turning ugly fruits and vegetables into a stunning pastry and dip combination. We’ll also show you how to make sure these products are safe to eat and last longer to reduce food waste.


Alternative Meating Plans

Webinar in collaboration with Shiok Meats

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Alternative proteins can come in many forms, one of which is cell-based, lab-grown meat! Join co-founder Dr Sandhya Sriram in this educational session as she introduces Shiok Meats, which is on a mission to bring delicious, clean, and healthy seafood (crustaceans like shrimps, crabs, lobsters) to your table, using technology to grow meat from healthy cells instead of animals. 

This session was moderated by John Friedman, Asia Director, AgFunder.


987 Hangout

Cooking demo featuring DJ Natasha Faisal

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Hangout with the 987 DJs as Natasha shares with us how we can incorporate easy sustainable efforts through cooking with #ARecipeForChange. Plus, stand a chance to win dining vouchers at #ARecipeForChange partner restaurants in this livestream with the DJs!




Featured Personalities

Chief Executive Officer
ComCrop
Senior Associate, Sustainable Solutions
Temasek
Chief Executive Officer
Lazada Singapore
Michael Fam Chair Professor in Food Science and Technology
Nanyang Technological University
DJ
YES 933 FM
Chief Executive Officer
N&N Agriculture Pte Ltd
Chief Commercial Officer
Barramundi Group