28 Days to a New, Beautiful and Healthy You: Wellness Recipe and Tips


Cooking at home for you and your family is a healthier choice compared to eating outside as you get to control what goes into each dish. 

You can tailor everything to your family’s taste and omit unhealthy food additives like MSG, excessive salt, re-used oil, etc.

Other than beauty tips to remake a new, beautiful you in 28 days, we shall be sharing some of wellness tips such as our favorite healthy recipes that are also easy to prepare, to remake a new healthy you.

Sweet Corn & Carrot Soup (Serves 4)


Chicken bones or pork ribs600 grams (Approximately)
Sweet Corn2 stalks
Carrots2 medium stalks
Himalayan Pink Saltto taste
White pepperto taste


  1. Remove skin (if any) and remaining innards from chicken bones. Trim away visible fats. Rub with salt and wash thoroughly. If you are using pork ribs, just rub with salt and wash thoroughly with water.
  2. Place chicken bones in a bowl. Bring about 1.5 liter of water to boil. Scald chicken bones with hot boiling water 3 times. The water will turn cloudy and bloody. Be sure to pour the water away each time.
  3. After scalding, rinse chicken bones with tap water and drain away water thoroughly.
  4. Fill a soup pot (preferably ceramic or earthen pot) with about 2 liters of water. Place chicken bones in the pot of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove any scum or oil on the surface as it boils.
  5. While you leave the pot to come to a boil, remove the outer layer of the corn stalks and wash corn thoroughly. Chop into small round sections of about 2 cm thick. Set aside.
  6. Remove skin from carrots. Cut into small pieces. Set aside.
  7. When the pot of chicken bones starts boiling and after you have removed the surface scum and excess oil, add in the cut sweet corn and carrots.
  8. Bring to a quick boil over high heat and continue to remove any scum that floats to the surface.
  9. After the soup looks reasonably clear of scum and excess surface oil, reduce to low heat. Cover and allow to simmer for at least 2 hours.
  10. Before serving, add Himalayan Pink Salt and white pepper to taste if you wish.

28 Days to a New, Beautiful and Healthy You: Wellness Recipe and Tips 1

Additional Tips:

Chicken Bones: Most of the time, unless we intend to eat the meat in the soup, we would prefer to use chicken bones. Firstly, weight for weight, bones are more nutritionally dense and they are perfect for soup making as the process of boiling and simmering for several hours allow optimal extraction of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, collagen from the bones. Often the bones come with connective tissue and a bit of meat attached and these will give extra nutrients and flavour to the soup. Secondly, they are cheaper than pork ribs or the meatier parts.

What’s more, recent research has shown that broths made from bones are great for gut health. It helps to promote healthy microflora system lining our gut. This goes a long way in boosting our immune system as a big part of how well our immune system performs depend on the microflora of our gut!

Sweet Corn and Carrots: Some people like to cut them into big chunks. To extract the best flavour, I suggest cutting them into smaller pieces of no more than 2cm thickness for the sweet corn and 1cm for the carrot

Scalding the bones: This is necessary! Do not skip. It helps to remove impurities, smell and excess blood from the bones. Your soup will taste and look better. If you skip this step, you will see plenty of scums/fats surfacing as you boil the bones.

Cooking time: Allow minimum 2 hours for the soup to simmer over low heat. This brings out the flavour and nutrients. For soups using hard veggies like this one, we encourage at least 3 hours as the extra hour really brings out the fullness in flavour.

Pot: For soup making, earthen or ceramic materials is preferred. However, you may to use stainless steel metal pot or cast iron pot if you are making soups that do not contain Chinese herbs.

Salt and pepper: Not necessary. If you brew your soups correctly and don’t skimp on the quantity of the ingredients and prepare them well, you’ll find that it’s not necessary to add any salt and pepper as your soup will be bursting with flavours.

The Sweet Corn and Carrot Soup is a classic favorite that young kids would also enjoy. It is nutritious, nourishing, hearty and tasty. We hope that this may create opportunities for families to bond, both in preparation and the enjoyment of the soup.

You can also exchange tips with your friends and improvise to create your own unique recipes. 

Miss your friends or loved ones? You may want to connect and brighten up their day by showing you care by sending them a gift, so that they can also stay healthy and beautiful with you.

Stay Safe, Healthy and Happy!

Coreenna Ong

Coreenna Ong

Co-founder and Head of Research

Ms Ong has more than 25 years of extensive experiences in research and development, conceptualization, formulation, and production process development. She is currently the Head of Research and Development at aspurely skincare.

She has authored 2 best-selling Beauty and Wellness books with Marshall Cavendish, Nature’s Spa: DIY Beauty Treatments and Nature’s Treats: Recipes for Wellness, which are currently available in the Singapore National Library collection.

Ms Ong was also a Beauty columnist for Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore's largest Chinese-language newspaper publication, with huge regional presence. As its weekly expert contributor, she shared the latest research and technologies from the Beauty industry, and addressed many readers’ skincare issues and concerns, offered beauty tips, quick fixes and insider knowledge.



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