Monday, August 30, 2010

Joms Berbuka Puasa

Anda berbuka dengan lauk apakah hari ini? *wink*

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Kenwood Breadmaker and Tefal Actifry

Yesterday was the upacara perasmian these 2 kitchen appliances
So, I made keropok lekor goreng for potluck ramadhan and sweedish Rye Bread for our dessert.

Only using 1 tablespoon of oil, it's really healthy and yummy! Texture pun sama mcm menggoreng keropok, just dia kurang minyak. My family love it!

And for our dessert....

First time buat bread jadi lembut and gebu. Our old bread maker boleh donate kat org lain, sebab tak pernah satu pun jadi! Huhu
We ate with low carbs ice cream, only 8g net carbs per servings! Hubby said it feels like eating breakfast and desserts! YUM!

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Mari Belajar About Chanel 3 Pockets

Remember this picture?

To answer Puan Jelita78 question, the bag is from Chanel fall winter collection. It is called as Chanel 3 because of the 3 compartments.

Nice, right? It's available in 4 sizes.

1. Mini (6x7 inches)

2. Medium / Large (7x11 inches)

3. Large / Jumbo (9x14 inches)

4. Large / Jumbo with extra handle (9x15 inches)

It's also available in a few colors. Black, red, taupe and khaki fonce. The bag is made from lambskin leather. I love the gussets!

So should I or shouldn't I? *wink*

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Our Atkins Testimonial

I wanted to go on a diet for quite some time but I couldn't because of all our habitual food and drink. Being Asian, we consumed rice daily. Saya memang jenis tak boleh hidup tak makan nasi. Hubby pulak jenis tak boleh minum air kosong, mesti nak minum air manis. We had a bad habit of drinking carbonated soft drinks. Even our kids seemed to be addicted to Coca Cola. Bad kan?

Then it came to one point after our 2010 UK-Paris vacation. We felt so sluggish, tak fit, senang tired, and we started wondering: are we really that old? With the invention of a new gadget (iPad) made us explore more and understand the true meaning of losing weight. Hubby read an ebook entitled "You, The Owner's Manual." We also read about the news of the increasing rate of diabetes which is scary. There were saying, beringat sebelum we thought deeply and reminded ourselves that we shouldn't continue like this. We have a choice and it's not too late.

Someone in our family was diabetic at the young age. Once dah kena, the experience nak kena go through inject insulin everyday is not fun. And once you're diabetic, you also susah nak focus kerja and cepat fatigue. Since hubby is our family breadwinner, I need to take a good care of him, and it's time for us to change. So he chose Atkins for our family to follow.

During the induction stage, we had trouble sleeping, and pernah one time we were even shaking due to carb withdrawal. But we supported each other so that we can go through this. I cooked Atkins approved meals everyday and counted carbs. So, for 1 month we ate salads, proteins and cheese sahaja; no bread, no rice, no potatoes and no nuts. We just ate vegetables (I selalu buat Thai beef salad, celery sticks with ranch dressing, kerabu sotong and chicken caesar salad). For snacks, we had cube cheese. For protein, we had salmon, steak, chicken, prawns and squid. You can also find a few delicious atkins recipes on the Internet.

After a month, I lost 3kg and hubby lost 4kg. In 3 months, I lost 4.5kg and hubby lost 10kg. He also now can use his old clothes. We tried slowly to change our diet, makan wholegrain rice or wild rice and keep monitoring our weight. Now as long as weight tak naik, then it should be ok. I guess if you want to try Atkins, you must know how your body works and how it responds to the type of foods you eat. Try to educate yourself and motivating each other tu penting. If you try it by yourself, be strong and don't follow others and set your own goal. Every body is unique and keeping a high fat and low carb diet with maintenance of a high metabolic rate (through exercise) is key.

Now, diet is one part of the equation to losing weight; exercising is another. We tried to commit to going to the gym every other day but the trip and equipment were boring and demotivating. So instead we since invested in the Wii Active: More Workouts exercise game from EA. Not only does it burn calories, it is fun and keeps our heart rate up for a healthy cardio.

We can now keep losing weight and feeling great with Atkins and Wii Active. Eventually we will hit our BMI target. We hope you can too. =)

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Sharing the iPad

Today I am trying to blog from my iPad
Seriously I am addicted with this thing
I can't let it go even the time I got to go to the loo...hahahaha

The first thing I did is to install a few applications
And one of them is zinio
And in a few seconds I already subscribe 6 magazines for a year
The best part the subscription costs only USD8 each for a year!

The experience reading magazine from iPad is really kewl
It's like flipping the page itself from the real magazine but the color is so bright and true. Seriously this iPad makes me more addicted to read!

So here are some fashion screenshots that I would like to share with u

~learning the type of trousers~

~am drooling over this fire engine red!~

~The trend now is to update lace into your looks...and semalam I went to promod, almost wanted to buy theseeeee...coz they are so niceee...harga je take nice =(~

~And there's like a few persamaan with the shape of this new dior n BV with roady n artsy~

~ And what do u think about fur and shearling?~

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Can You Guess What These Are?

Main suka hati je I bungkus hahaha
Semalam I make these...
and it took me 2 hours nak prepare benda ni hokeh
Tapi semangat nak makan punya pasal
terpaksalaaaa....dah bukan duduk negara sendiri =(
So everyone, we can call this as Otak Otak Toya or Sata Sempoi.
Takde vedevasss sebab tak guna daun pisang and daun kelapa...hihihi
This is what happened when hubby hantar news about Pasar Ramadhan
He sent me an email, telling me sedapnya kalau dapat makan Otak Otak and Sata
When hearing someone you love telling u like that,
Then saya dengan semangat berkobar kobar pergi beli ikan dan bahan2
 And making these....YUM!

Part yg susahnya is when nak siang and buang tulang ikan
Then nak prepare tu bykkkk bahan 
But Sata easy sikit compared to Otak Otak
Actually nak sedap lagi, Otak Otak ni pakai byk jenis daun
Since over here just jumpa daun Limau Purut,
So I just guna daun limau purut sahaja...
No bad for the 1st try and bila buat sendiri boleh letak isi ikan byk skit,
next time saya nak try cari daun pisang and daun kelapa
Buat biar nampak betul2 macam Otak Otak & Sata Terengganu! =)

Resipi Otak Otak
500g ikan kembong or Mackarel 
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Maggi Ikan Bilis granules
A dash of pepper

Spice, pound together:
3 fresh red chillies, seeded
3 cm lengkuas
2 cm fresh turmeric root
or replace with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
5 buah keras (candlenuts)
2 stalks serai (lemon grass), sliced thinly
10 shallots
4 cloves garlic

1 tbsp chilli boh/ serbuk cili
1 tsp belacan powder
1/2 tbsp tepung ubi
1 tbsp cornflour

1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp sugar
Pepper to taste

1/2 cup pati santan
3 eggs, well beaten
5 limau purut leaves, finely sliced
Daun Kadok leaves (aromatic creepers)

Banana leaves, cut into 20 x 18 cm pieces, softened by steaming or scalding in hot water
Cut fish fillets into thin slices and season with (A) for 15 minutes.

Grind ingredients (B) into a paste. Mix well the ground ingredients with (C). Blend in (D) and seasoning. Add fish slices into the mixture.

Take 1 piece of banana leaf, place three to four daun kadok in the centre. Put three slices of fish and 2 tbsp gravy over it. Form a bundle by folding up both the sides to meet in the centre. Fold up both the ends and staple the middle portion to secure. Make as many bundles of otak-otak as possible.

Steam the bundles for 10 minutes over rapid boiling water. Serve hot with rice or white bread.

Sata (Grilled Fish and Coconut Parcels)
500 grams mackarel (kembung, tenggiri or selayang)

200 grams grated coconut (white part only)

2 cm ginger

6 shallots

1 clove garlic

1 tumeric leaf, finely sliced

1 teaspoon chili powder
salt and sugar to taste
2 red chillies, 
banana leaf for wrapping
bamboo skewers, cut 20 cm long (but I used foil only)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mode Cedey =(

Was so excited yesterday when hubby ajak pergi cari the
iPad screen protector and cover
Excited nak guna, but sayang...
Kena make sure iPad ada baju dalam and luar dulu,
Baru confident nak guna. =)

We went at 2pm, after hubby dah habis kerja
Then jumpa the screen protector dekat Carrefour
But Burberry, LV, Gucci was closed.
We went again at night
Went into Burberry, they said the stocks not available
Went to LV, they said dah discontinue
Gucci pun takde...
Oh memang takde rezeki.
Padan muka saya yang mengada ngada. =(

Well, it's not the end of the world
In the meantime, I just bought the rubber protector
And a canvas sleeves
The best cover is yet to come bebehhhh
One day ye, I will pad my iPad with a very nice pad! =P

Monday, August 23, 2010

Forgive Me Atkins, For I Have Sinned

So, I had this for sahur!
This is what we call - one time cheat!

Oh, seriously the first taste is very very terangkat!
Second taste makes me feel Im in heaven...
Third taste then I dah started feeling guilty
Forth I rasa, ok...dah enough dah
What's wrong with me eh?
By the way, thanks to Puan KS
Because tweeting about this mud pie!
I nak tunggu your recipe, but tak sabar sempat...
So saya ikutlaaa recipe ni.
But seriously, bila tengok KS buat and nampak sedap
Memang semangat berkobar kobar saya nak buat jugak
Kalau tak mmg tinggal angan angan saje!

But this Mud Pie mmg my favourite desert 
Especially bila pergi TGIF
And about 2 years ago, they have discontinued this desert...
And YAY! Now I know how to make it. =)

The Mud Pie Challenge




We'll see the results and verdict shortly ya... *wink*

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mode Mengada-Ngada Datang Lagi...

He got me an Ipad (serious gadget ni tak boleh share-share)
So, before I can use it,
He said I must find a screen protector and also a cover

Of course, screen protector boleh cari dekat iStyle
But the cover....memang banyak kat iStyle tu,
But semua saya tak berkenan...
Hubby said saya mengada, and he knew what's inside my mind

Can u guess what's inside my mind?
~Ashley Tisdale with LV iPad Covers~

But all this casing just like an envelope
Takde function sgt pun
I mean, it should be practical when u are using it...
(as advised by hubby lah)
So that bila guna ipad tu boleh pegang and rasa the leather
So he suggested me to find something like this which is more practical kan?

So google punya google...
I fall in love with this Burberry iPad casing
Macam Zip Around Wallet but a bigger version

So bila jumpa ni mode mengada tu semakin membuak-buak!
Warna apa yg cantik?
Checkered or Plain Leather?
or patutkah saya lupakan sahaja niat murni saya ini?
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