Monday, October 28, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Hence I resort to steaming and oven-baking. My meals may look as if it took me hours of hardwork in the kitchen to prepare them but truth is, all are prepared under 45 minutes, and sometimes a mere 15 minutes.
Many of you asked about the oven-baked potato or sweet potato.
|Oven-baked sweet potato|
A friend or a page posted it on Facebook and I thought it was easy enough to make.
|I place a chopstick next to the potato so that I don't slice it all the way down.|
|Garlic shrimp steak|
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I grocery-shop at AEON and all in all, it amounts to about RM6-RM7 per meal (including snacks: fruits, baked sweet potatoes and 3 loaves of banana bread). That amount may be the same as if we lunch at coffee shops with drinks, without fruits or banana bread. Imagine how much more you'd be spending at fast food or restaurants.
I'm still rather new in clean eating and I'm still looking for new recipes weekly to keep our meals creatively balanced. For now, half of each prepped meal is vegetables, a quarter of protein and a quarter of protein, complete with a serving of fruit.
Last week's recipe was brown rice with baked garlic chicken, steamed carrots and broccoli.
|Rectangular lunchbox for him - bigger portion of everything|
This week calls for brown rice with everything steamed - purple cabbage, carrots, broccoli and garlic chicken.
|Square lunchbox for me|
The accompanying fruits (not shown) for brunch/preworkout snacks are bananas (1 whole per serving) or dragon fruits (a quarter per serving) or pear (halved per serving) or grapes (12 pieces per serving).
We decided to dine like the royals once a week, so I made this for one of our dinners this week. Well that was my excuse because I was craving for fish 'n chips *wink* It tasted nothing like fish 'n chips but I think my mind managed to pull a few strings and I was satisfied with this steamed peppered salmon (750g) and shrimps (2 pieces) with steamed vegetable sides (recycled from lunchbox) and baked sweet potato (as chips).
|Homecooked at approximately RM7.50 or maybe RM8 only.|
Giving. I think it runs in my blood. My family finds joy in being able to offer food to others. Whenever my mum cooks petai curry or any of her signature dishes, at least 3 of her friends/our neighbours will savour a share, and my dear sister will never fail to treat us lunch/dinner whenever we meet to catch up.
I believe that the people who give you their food, give you their heart. To the many friends and family members whom I have cooked or baked for, thank you for putting up with my occasional imperfect servings. I give you my heart - rare, medium and well-done.
Happy serving and enjoy eating!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
*I got all the ingredients from AEON, Queensbay Mall.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
After the luncheon and introduction of the brand, company and the recently launched Immortelle Divine Lotion, we were impressed with their generosity of presenting us full-sized products for use-and-review!
The outlet is located on Level 2. I'm not sure which wing or zone, but you'll find it if you walk one round, nearer to the side where Debenhams is.
Friday, October 4, 2013
As a little girl, I had always dreamt to be thin. I started the no-food diet from as young as 10 (as vain as I was!). Then, there was the weight rebound when I started to eat normal again.
Oh, on a side note (lucky me!), I was at my heaviest and "roundest" self when I met my then bf, now husband.
Anyway, over the years as a teenager, I developed gastric and constipation from the inconsistent eating habits. Those health issues became so much a part of my life that I thought it was normal. It was until I met Herbalife that my health took a turn to better. In the process of getting healthier, my weight did too. So if you ask me if Herbalife works, I would say yes. After all, it's a nutritious drink.
But if like me (I don't believe in luck, I believe in hardwork), you prefer something more conventional and challenging and if you have the time, why not invest in fitness?
It doesn't need to be a gym membership, it can be running in the park/beach, hiking the mountain/hill, swimming in the pool, training in your garden, walking/running up the staircase, lifting bags of rice/sand or Yoga/Pilates on YouTube... whichever fits your schedule and your liking.
It's a great pasttime, a healthier hangout option, it may give you the curves and develops the stamina (depending on the type of training) that no diet plans nor pills nor meal replacements ever will.
Try it for 30 days consistently and tell me if it didn't make you feel better in any way ;) *mwah*