Monday, 30 December 2013

Steamed Palm Sugar Cakes (Kuih Kaswi)


Hello Cooks!  It had been quite an enjoyable past few days.  I decided to take a few days break from blogging and spend my few days totally smothered by the three lover boys of my life.  We didn't do anything much except that we were happily eating away as usual, frolicking on the sofa watching our favourite horror and thriller movies.  Of course not all is sweet and merry when you have your toddler and your baby getting cranky at different times of the day and you had to find your way around trying to calm them down and enjoy whatever was left in the remaining part of lazing around but all in all, yes, spending quality time with the kids and entertaining them at their whims and fancies is really worth the while though it can sometimes be quite tiresome.  Still, these are the treasured moments that I will never get to enjoy anymore once the kids are all grown in the future. 

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Lasagna


Hello Cooks!  Yes! It's pasta all the way.  Not forgetting cheesy too!  So much so that last Saturday, my husband bought me the Ogawa EZ Tone so that I could fit some fitness workout into my lifestyle and wobble those clingy fats away!  I sure hope it works cos I have wobbled twice for about 20 mins each time.  It made me felt like I am shimming away in a belly dance number.  (Pssst!  Nice way to get the hubby's attention ladies! Heehee...;p) Don't want to be too hard on myself first else I'll find it a pain but I did find the effects a bit lightening on my body.  Easier to move around.  If it does work and I managed to shed some kilos, I will tell you more about it.  I will even post my before and after photos.  Till then, it will just have to be a wait and see.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Spaghetti Beef Aglio Olio


Hello my fellow Cooks!  Today is a busy Monday.  So I am just going to share a very simple recipe in a simple post!  I cooked this over Saturday whilst waiting for my husband to arrive from work.  We then had a chop-chop lunch before leaving for a family outing and shopping session followed by a good dinner outside.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Fishball Soup with Egg and Tofu (Sop Bebola Ikan dengan Telur dan Tofu)


Hello Cooks!  Life has been busy and tiring the past few days.  Suhaym was extremely clingy.  Maybe because he just turned one and is maybe experiencing what is called as "separation anxiety".  He just wants to be carried.  He enjoys it when I cuddle and kiss and tickle him!  His laughter makes everyone else in the house started laughing too. 

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Am I Really Thankful?


Vietnamese Refugee Children
Photo by: rescue.org

Yesterday, I was looking at both my sons after they fell asleep. They were deep in slumber. Their faces were full of peace and they looked so comfortable. Life couldn’t have been happier for me seeing my kids live their innocent lives to the fullest happily. Life is peaceful and quiet. At that moment, life felt like heaven. That is how heaven must have been. It must have been full of beauty, serenity and calm.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Baked Fusilli with Sausage (Fusilli dan Sosej Bakar)

Baked Pasta

Hello Cooks!  How was your weekend?  I hope you had a good one.  Otherwise, cook something nice and eat! Hehe...that always helps!  As for me, I made Baked Fusilli with Sausage last Sunday. Every once in a while, I do try to go Western when I really want some change in the menu. I really dare not venture too far however because I was afraid my mother-in-law would not be able to enjoy the food if she is not used to the taste. Pasta would be somewhat safe and acceptable. She had it a few times and she has ever cooked Spaghetti Bolognese.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Masala Chicken (Ayam Masala)


One of the things that I really hate going through after being a Mum is heartbreak whenever I had to leave for work in the morning and my two babies were crying for me.  Being the emotional person that I always am, I felt so choked in my throat and my feet felt heavy.  I think my feet must have felt heavier than my "SUPER"model sized body.  It doesn't happen everyday but when it did happen, it really spoiled my morning. 

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Mackerel in Bird's Eye Coconut Cream (Tenggiri Masak Lemak Cili Padi)


Even though I have not fully recovered from my illness, I am very much better than last week.  However it has been raining almost daily in Singapore and for people with asthma like me, this simply means bad news.  I will have to be prepared that my asthma attacks are on standby, waiting for the right moment to hit me whenever I am careless and neglect preventive measures.  Since I can be quite forgetful when it comes to taking my medicines, I will have to make sure that I set reminders on my phone to take my meds.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Mughlai Biryani (Biryani Mughlai)


So, it is a left inner ear imbalance that has aggravated symptoms whenever I am unwell.  That explains the dizziness that I kept having whenever I am ill all these years.  Over the recent flu and asthma attack, I felt like a pregnant woman all over again.  Dizziness and nausea. To the point of fainting.  Initially, I was told that there could be ear imbalance.  Well whatever it is, both my ears are at the same level when I looked in the mirror.  Nothing imbalanced externally.  It was only after the visit to the ear nose and throat specialist that I understood the problem that I have.  I was let off with a few head exercises that I need to do regularly in the hopes of relieving my symptoms in time to come.  Otherwise, I'll just have to keep taking the medicines when the symptoms are on a full blast attack.  The bad news is that a bad ear is forever a bad ear.  There is no cure to it.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Yellowtail Scad with Salted Beans (Ikan Selar Masak Taucu)


Hello Cooks!  I may not be updating so often for the next few days.  Honestly, I have been unwell.  Very unwell.  Dizziness and asthma.  Both decided to pay me a visit at one go and has made no plans of flying back home.  The cold weather makes it worse.  I am so tormented!  I could not even spend much quality time with my two lover boys!  Sulky sulky :(  Be that as it may, I still cannot stop myself from cooking.  My passion.  My way of de-stressing myself and making myself happy which would not have been possible at all for me if I had not had my kitchen-ing assistant assisting me.  Thanks very much to her!  I am so blessed.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Oelek Grilled Fish (Ikan Bakar Oelek)


Still recovering from asthma, I am back to basics yet again.  Still panting whenever I strained myself so I try to limit the work that I do in the kitchen.  However, I had been thinking of my Oelek Grilled Fish for days so I thought of grilling some fish and  that would have meant I wanted to cook, sick or not!  Besides, Oelek Grilled Fish is quite simple and easy to make.  Not so much work needed.  My husband drove me to the market yesterday morning and I bought some yellowtail scad and my all time favourite, mackerel. 

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Soy Sauce Anchovies (Ikan Bilis Masak Kicap)


Simplicity at its best.  When I am totally not in the mood for anything elaborated or complicated, I usually go back to basics.  The dish that was ever so common to my siblings and I during our childhood days but never failed to satisfy us at each and every meal.  We grew up with it!

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