By FoodeMag dxb
Continuing from our last post on #BringBackBalance Farm to Table special lunch… the second part of our journey began in Bombay Brasserie Taj Dubai (a quick makeover from the earlier designated space in the ‘Secret Garden’ on the Tesoro Terrace because of the rains) with a talk on the health implications of stress by Dr Iman Abisourour, a consultant in Internal Medicine at Valiant Clinic and a guide to reduce stress in our daily lives by Jane Gammage, a Wellness Coach at Journey to Wellness. Our lunch menu had been specially curated by Chef Jitin Joshi, Executive Chef of Taj Dubai with the veggies that we had harvested earlier in Organic Oasis farm along with Chef Aabhas Mehrotra, chef at Tesoro. Simple yet delicious, the menu was nothing but divine – Salted baked beets with oranges and red onions, Glazed carrots in lavendar and honey, Cucumber and Kale shooters, Confit fennel and seared Nile perch, Chicken koftes in braised red cabbage and more.
The lunch was the first of a series of bespoke events that we have planned to raise awareness of our campaign. Different venues, different themed dining experiences, a bit of an education on Stress ~ the silent killer at this time and age. In today’s times of dramatic distraction, people have inadvertently lost out of good quality rest and have somewhat compromised on the work-life balance. The campaign throws the spotlight on recognizing the first signs of stress and finding a way to unwind and balance it. The first campaign on #BringBackBalance has been created to recognize that stress is a primary concern in the UAE leading to many medical issues. The campaign will have a series of bespoke reader activities with medical professionals, wellness practitioners, chefs, nutritionists and experiences shared by real people.
As Samer Sawaya, Head of Partner Operations (Bupa Global) for Oman Insurance Company, notes: “Bringing balance back into the lives of UAE residents is a goal close to our hearts. Our research revealed that 89% of UAE residents want to live a healthier life, while 40% claim that lack of time is a barrier to managing their wellbeing. If people cannot find a measure of balance within their busy lives, they are more likely to be spending less time eating wholesome meals, exercising regularly, sleeping sufficiently, and looking after their overall health and wellbeing. Neglecting their health and wellbeing will also have a knock on effect on their happiness. We understand that achieving the perfect equilibrium is a challenging feat, and for this reason we have partnered with FoodeMag to support people in finding a way to bring balance back to their life.”
Do visit our website regularly, there will be series of #BringBackBalance videos and articles from experts as well as our simple suggestions of how we can bring back balance through returning to our basics. Stay with us if you want to join our next event and also tag us if you find some time to do the simple things in life that make you happy!
We are very excited to launch our new Wellness category called ‘Balance’ with a special campaign called #BringBackBalance in collaboration with Oman Insurance Company (OIC) and Bupa Global. A series of bespoke events follow at various venues for the next few months, so do stay tuned to enter the next competition to join us for our second event.
[Exclusive images from FoodeMag dxb event]
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