Friday, September 30, 2011

Tip to increase fruit sales and goi cuon

Potato and beetroot pancake with omelet
Food Diary (September 30, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with coconut, raisins and sunflower seeds
Lunch: Potato and beetroot pancake with omelet
Dinner: Semolina with yellow peas

I made the Flaxseed Oatmeal Crackers again, 2 days in a row, but this time I added a small amount of cumin powder. The result was great but I didn’t add enough cumin so the flavor was quite subtle. I think whole cumin would have been even better.

Potato and beetroot pancake with its sweet and salty combination worked well. I used the recipe for Potato pancake and added beetroot.

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Source: Angsarap
Goi Cuon (Vietnamese Summer Rolls)

Today’s Favourite Blog
A Cornell University study shows putting fruits in a colorful bowl in schools increase sales by 104%, that’s double in sales.  Multiple school lunchroom layouts were analysed.

It is amazing, all it takes is colorful bowls, no need for fancy marketing material. I suppose this does not just apply to kids. Products suddenly become more attractive if presented in attractive packaging, or with a model standing next to it! Such studies are great, simple and practical ways to encourage kids to eat more fruits and for adults to buy more fancy cars!

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  1. What an interesting looking lunch you had! love how you always come up with tasty looking combinations of food!

    I read somewhere that playing fast music encourages sales in a shop!

  2. That potato and beetroot pancake looks delicious. I love sweet and salty combos. Glad you shared Raymund's photo of the summer rolls, they're gorgeous! Hope you have a great weekend. :)

  3. I like the potato beet pancake, too...if I tried that the potatoes would be pink! And I always wondered why my hubby loved fancy cars...must be the packaging ;)

  4. Haha! Lizzy said it right! :D Distract them enough and they won't even notice whatever flaws there are! Dopes.
    Nice lunch ... again, and this time without the pickled herring ... even nicer!

  5. Your beetroot and potato pancake looks great, more like a lovelly rosti! Mine turned out more like hotcakes when I tried making them recently :-)

  6. Potato and beetroot pancakes sound delicious. I have already bought beetroots to make a beetroot and herring salad after I saw a very appealing one on your blog!
    I am not surprised at the beautiful bowls and fruits issue. I also eat more when my food is nicely served...

  7. Wow, that "pancake" really looks interesting! Yum!

  8. Interesting...just colorful bowls! Easy fix!

  9. Sylvia: thank you. I didn’t know about playing fast music encourages sales in a shop, it certainly encourages sales in a bar and club!

    Caroline: thank you

    Lizzy: must be the ‘packaging’ standing next to the car:)

    ping: distract them enough and they won’t even notice the car:)

    Martyna: thank you, hotcakes sound nice too

    Sissi: OK, now I feel like having some of that salad again. Maybe tomorrow! So the results of the study apply to adults as well!

    Marina: thank you

    Yummychunklet: its as easy as 1-2-3:)

  10. i'm all about adding berries to my salads! the subtle sweetness makes it so good! quinoa flakes are paper thin and look just like quick cooking oats or rice flakes!

  11. Maybe to childish adults? Remember I'm a huge Moomin fan :-)
    The day I finally go to a Scandinavian country and buy a Moomin mug, I will be the only one authorised to drink from it.
    PS I have made your oatmeal and coconut cookies once more. Even better than the first time. I must post them! You are a wonderful source of cookie recipe. I hope you have already started to write your book!

  12. Junia: i need to try that

    Kathy: thank you

    Sissi: hahaha, yes childish adults:) Glad those cookies turned out better, I haven't made them in ages. Yes that book - what book!!!

  13. Love the Potato and beetroot pancake. Well as long as the bowl is pretty and the fruit ripe and colorful. I have seen many sad bananas dying on a boring counter for sale.