Almost every day after dinner during my growing up years, Sunkist oranges will definitely be on the fruits platter for dessert. I think that’s pretty much a typical scene in most Malaysian homes back then. Eating fresh orange and juicing are the 2 most common ways most people consume oranges. When I was invited to attend a cooking demo with Sunkist, I look forward to discovering new ways to use the citrus. Continue Reading →
Ciku oh ciku.. I love thee.. I remember there used to be a ciku tree in my family house that bear abundance of ciku fruits. We moved later on and over the years, the price of ciku kept increasing. The fruit sellers said there’s not many ciku farm, hence ciku supply is very limited. Continue Reading →
One thing I don’t like about vacations is over indulging in food – which I tend to do a lot. and I’m feeling bloated after the short island getaway last weekend. And my immediate remedy – Ginger Lemongrass Tea.
Cold and sweet. Rich and creamy. Slurped through a straw. My taste buds do double takes. How can this be avocado? Before I can figure out the answer, my glass is empty. Here at the famous Kafe Warisan in Bali with my galpals, I had my first unforgettable rich Avocado Shake served with chocolate syrup dripped on the side of the glass. The green landscape before me is of rice paddy fields, abundant bananas and falling coconuts. But avocados? Who invited them? Continue Reading →
It is getting hotter by the day, and most days I am wishing to be soaked in the pool the whole day.. Ah.. that would be complete bliss..
Well, not having that kind of luxury, I make do with refreshing watermelon mint cooler by the poolside. What’s missing in the picture are the mini umbrellas.. Continue Reading →
It’s mango season here in Malaysia, you can see mangoes everywhere. With the days getting hotter and mangoes aplenty, what better way to cool down than a cold sweet mango lassi drink. Mango lassi has always been my to-order drink when I go to Indian restaurants and it’s so easy for you to enjoy at home too.
Soy Milk is very much part of a Malaysian’s diet (or any where in South Asia). During childhood, I used to drink lots soy milk and adding soy milk to tau fu fa (soy custard) brought from street stalls. There was even a mobile motorcycle stall coming to my neighbourhood, where we would just open our backyard door to get fresh soy milk and tau fu fa. Yes we were spoilt rotten. My mama used to tell me how soy milk was grinding manually using a stone grinder.. that to me was hard labour. Continue Reading →
Ginger has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments for centuries. Traditional healers have used this plant primarily to settle upset stomachs and brewing ginger tea especially recommended by Chinese herbalist.
When I had mild upset stomach a few days ago, I automatically made a pot of ginger tea. A cup of strong hot ginger tea helps sooth my bloated stomach and nausea. I was feeling much better after 2 cups of ginger tea, soothing stomach and helps with my digestion. Continue Reading →
After making my Papaya Boat, I used the balance half papaya for a breakfast smoothie drink the following day – Papaya Banana Smoothie. Usually smoothie recipes use ice cream or yoghurt to thicken it, I tried using banana instead and it worked very well. The secret to this drink – lemon juice. This Orange Monster perked me up for the rest of the day.
What’s so good about this fruit? From www.nutritiondata.self.com, papaya is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Folate. Continue Reading →