My trip with mama to Pulau Pangkor 3 weeks ago was truly fun and relaxing. As mama always have a busy mind, I was afraid a trip with nothing to do except relaxing on the beach would be boring for mama. Glad that mama looked relaxed and enjoyed herself on the beautiful island filled with idyllic fishing villages. Continue Reading →
When I was young, we had a mango tree (with 3 other fruit trees) in our first house with huge land space. After we moved to a house with only enough space for 1 tree, my mama chose to plant a guava tree. Yet, we were lucky to be showered with many variety of fruits (including mangoes) from relatives and friends’ garden. Now staying in high rise apartment, how I miss those days.. that’s one of the trade-offs for living in a metropolitan city.
Now that I am back and (almost) fully rested from a whole 15-days in China, I am ready to get back into my normal schedule, more specifically my healthy diet. Even though I eat an extra serving of dessert or while on vacation, I don’t find myself buried in guilt because the most important thing is to enjoy and try out new food. Also, following this 5 healthy diet tips while on vacation helps a lot. These tips may be helpful if you are planning on a vacation in the next couple of months.
After 2 weeks of wonderful feasting, a light and healthy cleanse with beetroot was in order for the Saturday lunch. Grated Carrots & Beetroot Salad.. hmm..
If you have never had satay, you don’t know what you are missing! Satay is one of the must try Malaysian street food – charcoal grilled succulent skewered meat (chicken or beef) served with special satay sauce. Don’t get mixed up with the Malaysian Satay Sauce and the Thai Peanut Sauce, they are different. Continue Reading →
We Malaysians are blessed with abundance of local tropical fruits, especially this time of year (June-August). I usually just eat the fruits as it is. Recently I have this realisation – Why not incorporate the fruits in my cooking and be creative with it.. So this is my first of my many FRUITY post to come..
Papaya is very common in my fruit diet and my mama would bring papaya from my grandparent’s house (they have 2 trees) whenever she visit me. I adapted this recipe from Allrecipes.com – Papaya stuffed with yogurt, raisins, fruits and walnuts. I am glad that I have the ingredients (always have a tub of homemade yoghurt in my fridge) and super easy to whip up – only takes me not more than 5 minutes. I used the fresh fig that I bought recently, actually any soft fruits would also do – like banana. I won’t even call this a recipe because it’s just mix & eat. Continue Reading →