Nov 30, 2007

GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD

I Love Grilled Chicken. In this recipe, I used Chicken Thighs, bone in.

Marinate the chicken with Salt and Pepper, A dash of Fish Sauce, Finely Chopped Ginger (or Juice of Ginger if prefer), Worcestershire Sauce and Sugar. Marinate well in fridge for 2 hours, the least. Grill it in a medium saucepan, and increase heat to brown the skinwhen the meat is thoroughly cooked but not overdone.

Serve it with Green Peas, Mandarin Oranges (here, i used the small seedless type), some Coriander. Add lettuce if you fancy because it gives you the crisp. Dress it with Vinagrette for that extra oomph.

LOVE REMEDY

Did you know that silver is the most powerful metal used to attract fervent passion and romance in your life.

*Placing a silver disk just underneath a candle (pink) and close your eyes. Play a nice soothing music in the background. Visualise love that is coming to you. Do this frequent, and you may find the love that you are seeking.

Nov 27, 2007

MINI CAKES









I got these for my little girl's 3 year old birthday. They are mini cakes with Hello Kitty charactors. Over the past few years, I've gotten many Hellow Kittys, Sesame Street for them. I usually get them from Polar Puffs and Cakes. Love it, Love the Vanilla Sponges too. Aren't they pretty? But I think they will be growing out of these cakes soon because their tastes for more complex cartoon or characters are getting more advanced. Anyone knows where to get High School Musical cakes or Winx Club ones?

Nov 26, 2007

MANGO SALAD

This is a very refreshing Salad and is also appetizing. I got this recipe from a closed friend of mine. Coriander goes very well with onions and mangoes here. You can also replace prawns with duck meat. Enjoy!


Diced Mango (about 1 large or 2 small mangoes)
Chopped Coriander
Chopped Red Onions
Diced Prawns
Juice of 4-5 small limes
Finely Chopped Chilly Padi (optional)

Put them all in a Salad Bowl and mixed them up tenderly so you dont mashed up mangoes. Those who can't take spicy food, its best to leave out the Chilly Padi.

Nov 25, 2007

COCONUT JELLY

In the old days, we always have coconut jelly on picnics at the beach. It is always refreshing and a hit with the kids. It's also called agar agar to some. The Thais also use lots of coconut in their food and dessert.

Bottom Layer

coconut juice 250ml
sugar 4 tablespoon
water 1tablespoon
agar agar powder 1 tablespoon
pandan leaves

Top Layer

coconut juice 500ml
water 125ml
agar agar powder 1/2 tablespoon
sugar 1 tablespoon
coconut flesh (freshly grated large pieces

Method

Start by making the bottom layer. Combine pandan leaves, coconut juice, water and agar powder in a saucepan, bring to boil over medium heat. Add sugar untill dissolved completely.

Pour to a cake pan and let it cool till firm, about 15 minutes.

Before the bottom layer is cooled completely, make the the Top Layer. Combine coconut juice, watar, agar agar powder in a saucepan, bringing to boil. Add sugar. Once dissolved, remove from the heat and stir in the coconut flesh.

Pour this onto the chilling bottom later gently. Chilled in the fridge and once set, it is ready to be served.

Nov 20, 2007

OUR CHAKRA POINTS

In 1999, I went for Reiki training. It was something I'd always wanted to do. I am very inclined to New Age stuff. I think it is because of all the things I've read when I was in my teens. I used to love all those like Fengshui, Tarot, Angelcards, Palm Reading and the like. And I tried Reiki session with a famous Reiki Practitioner. So that year in 1999, I went on to start my Reiki Training. My Reiki Master, Taveta taught me alot actually. She was a very patient lady.

Training sessions were relaxing and we talk alot about life after each session. It was very therapeutic for me. Before I did Reiki, I read alot about Chakra and their points.

Our life story often brings us through a ride of experience and the feelings that are closely related to our being, and our connection with the people in our lives. Eastern religions teach us that the human body contains seven energy centers. The seven energy centers is a sacred, ancient imagery and is remarkably accurate.

These energy centre is called the Chakra. There are 7 Chakra points in all.

Starting from the base to the crown of the head. As we go through life, we need to mature in each point of Chakra before we move on to the next. These are spiritual life lessons that we experience in our life. The final stage proves that the being has advanced to the higher stage in lessons relating to spirituality.

Here are the 7 Chakra points represented by each life lessons in life


The first chakra
Lessons related to material world

The second chakra
Lessons related to sexuality, work, and physical desire

The third chakra
Lessons related to the ego, personality, and self esteem

The forth chakra
Lessons related to love, forgivness, and compassion

The fifth chakra
Lessons related to will and self expression

The sixth chakra
Lessons related to mind, intuition, insight and wisdom

The seventh chakra
Lessons related to spirituality


Have you ever wondered why some people are showing ignorance, or anger. How about some people who are not even intimidated or can just brush off a matter lightly without a fuss that the average being does? If you look closely at the 7 Chakras, do you know where in these 7 stages that you belong to? Penny for your thoughts.

Nov 16, 2007

RED IS MY COLOUR


Honda Edix.

What can i say, this is MY DREAM CAR, and it comes in MY COLOUR, RED! I took this pic about a year and a half ago. The Honda Edix can seat 3 in front like the vans and mini trucks but the best thing is that it is a hatchback. It is wider than most cars, but similar to trucks' width. The reason I wanted this was the 3 seater in the front. You can have your kids sit in front with you. So that you can monitor her or him. And also if you have a passenger, you can place your handbag or stuff in the middle. The middle seat can pushed slightly back so that your shoulders don't clash with the passenger and driver. And a family of 6 can seat comfortably plus big room for luggage! Kids' car seats can be mounted and still have good shoulder space for two other adults, compared to most cars. Honda Edix, 3x2 That's what it's called. But too bad, we wanted the 1.8l version but it only came with VTI and not the improved one, VVTI. They have VVTI version for the above 2l version but the car dealer was not importing that. If we wanted it, we had to wait as long as 6 months! So we didn't get the dream car we wanted so much. Our hearts sank.






This is the Honda Stream, the second generation.

We finally decided to place an order of Honda Edix. 90% almost completed on the application for Edix 1.8l, the boss said they had no RED. He encouraged us to get this Stream, which had just been delivered into his showroom. Well, IT WAS RED, after all. It was really lovely though we didn't really need a 7 seater. But we couldn't keep our eyes off the colour, the beautiful lines and the reason because it had the VVTI engine, we agreed! So you see this picture here was actually our car when it was being displayed in the showroom. Apparently at that point of time, it was not brought in by Kah Motors, so we had to import it in from Japan. Now you can get it from Kah Motors.

GROWING PAINS

Children over five often encounter leg aches due to their rapid growth.

My girl, when she was 6 (she is of petite growth) complained of it and I brought her to see the GP. He prescribed a massage cream and said this is common for children of this age. I brought this up to the Traditional Chinese Physician and he too recommended massages. I found this method in my aromatherapy healing book that works wonders.

Give his or her leg a warm soak in the tub or ask her to sit on a chair with her leg submerged in a pail of warm soothing water. After about 5 minutes, dry it. Do a brisk massage on the leg with few drops of Rosemary essential oil. It can be used in combination with Lavender and Lemongrass for overworked muscles. Other essential oil that works well too are, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Juniper and Birch.