|Mixed Dips and Bread|
|Delicious and Healthy Dips and Bread|
|Cold Soba Salad with Edamame Pesto|
|Wheatberry and Sunflower Salad with Watercress|
|Steamed Fish in Coriander Paste wrapped in a banana leaf|
Culinary Capers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Catering, cooking classes, bazaars, personal chef, wellness programs, culinary tours and small events are all organized by the bright and cheerful Geeta Jayabalan, owner and originator of Culinary Capers. Having a passion for healthy living, this theme of wholesomeness is infused through all of her tasty creations. Only running for two months, it’s incredible to note the extensiveness of her menu and the success of every dish (not one we didn’t like!). This might be a baby business in terms of age, but it is the culmination of over 25 years of honing of culinary craft, and now, the public can be the lucky recipients of the results.
Driven by her desire to relay the positive nutrition changes made in her own life, Geeta birthed Culinary Capers. Although her menu is ever expanding, and draws on a variety of sources, a combination of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Northern Indian food are her primary inspirations. Geeta, creative by nature, loves to research, invent and experiment with new recipes – all sharing the common denominator of being good for your health.
Believing that you eat first with your eyes, Geeta pays particular attention to presentation and you’ll find platters exploding with colour, advocating wellness and dispatching seductive messages to your taste buds. Most of her dishes are high in fibre, nutrient rich and drizzled with healthy fats. Whole grains, fresh vegetables and proteins prepared simply are the keys to her balanced meals.
We savoured a number of Culinary Capers’ signature dishes. It’s no secret that I could make a meal out of dips, breads and red wine so the five nourishing blends sampled could easily have me contented for an entire meal. Spinach Power, Muhammara (roasted red pepper), Edamame Pesto, Almond and Coriander and Babaganoush (smoked eggplant) were all hits with Khoubiz (soft Middle Eastern bread about the thickness of a pan pizza) brushed with a dash of olive oil and topped with feta cheese, zaa’tar seasoning (Middle Eastern) and sumac (red spice from a berry).
Both warm and cold salads are on Culinary Caper’s considerable menu, but the three we tried were all chilled. Plump Wheat Berries boiled and mixed with sunflower seeds and grapeseed oil and generously adorned with watercress was a scrumptious filling meal in itself. The Cold Soba Salad promoted an unusual dressing of Edamame Pesto. Served with a touch of chili for zing, purple cabbage for colour and crumbled feta cheese on top, this dish too is more than worthy of repeat orders. One of my favourite grains, quinoa, was highlighted in the Quinoa, Wheat Berry and Mixed Vegetable Salad. Sprinkled with loads of nuts and home sprouted alfalfa, a citrus dressing added its own oomph while complementing the nuttiness of this plate.
By the time we’d greedily gobbled the toothsome dips and salads, we found ourselves in the rare situation of thinking we wouldn’t have tummy space for any mains. One of the benefits of healthy eating is that high fibre dishes fill you for a longer period so you’re not likely to overindulge. Luckily though, the last item we tested was a Steamed Fish in Coriander Paste wrapped in a banana leaf, which tasted so good that a hidden pocket in our tummies incredibly opened up to allow "just a little more". Long grain basmati and wild rice coloured with fresh turmeric were found on the side, proving this plate to be yet another wholesome and appetizing recipe.
The Culinary Capers website is currently being updated so email Geeta directly to get a menu of the divine dishes she has to offer.
Reason to order: Delicious healthy food at reasonable prices. Excellent choice for catering small events. Convenient delivery to your home or personal chef in your kitchen. Muhammara (roasted red pepper dip) with feta topped Khoubiz, Wheat Berry Salad, Quinoa Salad, Cold Quinoa Salad
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