Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Kill Ya Fresh!


Sometime back in March this year, I sent my car for its annual wax and polish session after the car was serviced. This year, I tried it at a car wash shop/spa which is very near my house. I had sent my car to this shop for it to be washed for almost a year. This wasn't a new place that I was trying out.

They recommended that I have my car air conditioner washed with this Klima Fresh as it kills mold, fungus and mildew. It also get rids of odour from the air conditioner coils. The car would be fresh! I questioned them on whether it is perfumed and they said no. I then agreed to try it out.

Worst decision ever!

Because I was bested by a horrific allergy-migraine, my judgement was impaired. The voice that was screaming NO inside my gut was drowned out by the pain in my head.

My heart sank the moment I got my car and turned on the air conditioner. The fake lemon-ey smell and chemical fumes were awful beyond words.

I called the usual guy at my car service centre and asked him about getting the air conditioner coils washed to clean out the smell and chemical. He said I would need to leave the car at the workshop for 3 days! They would need to remove the whole air conditioner coil and soak it in a solution!

I needed my car everyday! Thus, I resorted to a few tricks which I hoped would work.

Every morning and evening I would let the engine run with all the doors opened. I would switch off the air conditioner button and let the outside air in through the vents. I also set the temp to maximum. I did this for about 45 minutes for each morning and evening session.

The chemical still lingered.

I wore masks every time I entered the car. I wound down all the car windows and let the outside air in as I drove.

I placed green tea bags in containers inside the car!


I even changed my old car air purifier to Medklin as this model removes smell.

NOTHING WORKED!

And then one day, I parked the car under the hot sun by chance as there were no parking spots in the shaded area. This was during the time of the heat wave. I realised that the chemical smell had lessened!!!!!!!! I then parked it under the hot sun for a few more days. I left the windows slightly opened too!

I could kiss the sun as the god awful heat did the trick.

I learned my lesson. Never ever not listen to the gut feeling even when I am dying from pain. Never ever listen to people when they say that there is no smell.

What are Klima Fresh's ingredients you ask? Halogenated hydrocarbons, ethanol, benzyl alchohol, LINALOOL and d-LIMONE!!!!


Thursday, 20 June 2019

Epi Pen Shortage June 2019




Some Epi-Pens expiration dates are extended due to the shortage.

Click HERE for detailed announcement.


Saturday, 15 June 2019

Thermomix Minced Pork & Soft Tofu


Ingredients:

1. 400gm of minced pork belly (seasoned with sea-salt)
2. 1 pack of soft tofu (300gm)
3. 1 cup of filtered water
4. Sea-salt
5. Pepper (optional)
6. Cooking oil
7. Spring onion (the dark green parts) (chopped into small pieces)

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1. Place all the ingredients inside the TMX jug.

2. Cover with the lid and mixing cup.

3. Set 25 minutes/100C/Reverse spoon.

4. Once it is done, pour onto serving dish and garnish with some spring onions.

5. Serve hot with rice.

Bon appetit!


Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Pressure Cooker Beef Stew



Ingredients:

1. 500gm beef (cut into chunks)
2. 5 to 6 potatoes (peeled and cut into chunks)
3. 3 carrots (peeled and cut into about same size as potatoes)
4. Sea-salt
5. Coconut nectar/maple syrup
6. Cooking oil
7. 500ml water
8. Tapioca/Potato starch
9. Pepper (optional)

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1. Place all ingredients above into pressure cooker pot and cook for 1/2 hour.



2. Serve hot with rice.

Bon appetit!

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Grilled Fish



Ingredients:

1. 2 or 3 mackerel fish (washed and cut slightly at the belly part)
2. Sea-salt
3. Cooking oil (sunflower or any other oil which you are able to tolerate)
4. Pepper (optional)

(season overnight in fridge)

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1. Preheat oven set to grill.

2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

3. Lay the fish on the tray and grill for 45 minutes until crispy.

4. Serve hot with rice or eat it by itself.

Bon appetit!

Monday, 20 May 2019

Thermomix Beef Broth

Ingredients:

1. 300gm washed beef (parts for boiling stock)
2. 1 large potato (skin removed and cut into 6 parts)
3. 1 large carrot (skin removed and cut into 6 parts)
4. 2 stalks of chives (spring onion) cut into 2 cm in length (use only the dark green part)
5. A bunch of celery leaves
6. Sea-salt
7. Pepper (optional)
8. 1.8L water

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1. Place all ingredients into TMX basket. Fill water to the level slightly lower than the word 'MAX'.

 2. Set 2hrs/90C/Speed 1.


3. Once it is done, remove the basket using the spatula.


 4. You can eat the beef parts and the carrots.


Bon appetit!

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Pressure Cooker Chicken Stew


1. 1 whole free-range chicken (cut into 8 parts)
2. 4 potatoes (skin removed and cut into 4 parts)
3. 3 carrots (peeled and cut into 4 parts)
4. Spring onion (dark green parts) (cut into 3cm length)
5. Sea-salt
6. Corn-starch (OR potato/tapioca starch)
7. 1 1/2 cup water
8. 1 tablespoon oil
9. Sugar (optional)
10. White pepper (optional)

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1. Place all ingredients into pressure cooker and set 30 minutes.



2. Once it is done, pour into huge serving bowl.

3. Serve hot with rice or noodles.

Bon appetit!

Monday, 22 April 2019

Earth Day 2019

This year's Earth Day's theme is "Protect Our Species".

I think we can have a different title every single year, but nothing will change if WE DON'T CHANGE!

This video is very suitable for this year's Earth Day.

We need to CHANGE!


Monday, 15 April 2019

Grilled Maple Syrup Chicken Fried Rice


Ingredients:

1. Maple syrup grilled chicken (Refer to LINK for recipe)
2. 2 carrots (cut into tiny cubes)
3. 4 cups of cooked rice
4. Spring onion (only the dark green part) (cut finely)
5. 3 teaspoon of cooking oil
6. Sea-salt
7. White pepper (optional)

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1. Heat up a wok on medium-high heat.

2. Add the cooking oil.

3. Add the carrots and stir-fry until they are slightly softened.

4. Add the maple syrup grilled chicken pieces and rice.

5. Add the sea-salt (and white pepper - optional).

6. Mix all of the ingredients together.

7. Lastly, sprinkle the spring onion and stir-fry for 1 minute.

8. Scoop up onto serving dish.

9. Serve hot.

Bon appetit!


Sunday, 7 April 2019

World Health Day 2019

According to a global study, poor diet is now the leading number one cause of death. It has even surpassed tobacco, which was the famous killer of mankind.

*A diet which lacks in wholegrain, fruits, nuts and seeds plus food high in salt is causing 1 premature death in 5 people.

*taken from HERE

There are many people who eat lots of grains. But they eat processed grains which have no nutritional value and which have high calorie count. Many of these so-called "whole-grains" are processed to the point that they don't have much value anymore. Instead they have high contents of salt, sugar and added flavourings. We eat so much food with no nutritional value that it is detrimental to our health.

People in Asia tend to have food which is high in sodium because we use sauces and pastes which are overly saturated with salt. We also live on diets which are high in sugar and red-meat that contribute to poor health. We drink soda water, artificial juices and flavoured water which are also bad for our health instead of plain water.

We don't sleep enough or have proper sleep where our body is able to repair itself and regenerate. We are so deprived of sleep that we become the Walking Dead. We live on credit until it becomes too late. The body becomes bankrupt.

We live sedentary lifestyles. We don't move enough. We don't walk enough. Our hearts don't pump hard anymore. We sit on our backsides all day long. The backside in fact, is the only part that "exercises" all day long.

We don't invest in our mental health either. We are so overly stressed, over worked, unable to tear ourselves from the unimportant things in life. We are obsessed with FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) to the point every social media page is fettered to our wrists. We become so tethered to things that don't even exist. Overwhelmed with no outlet, we become Bruce Banner who at the slightest provocation turns into the Incredible Hulk.

All these added together is like a ticking time bomb which will ultimately end one's life. If you don't end up dying, you will suffer with many consequences to pay for.

Healthcare which isn't cheap will burn chasms in every bank account you own. You will end up seeing doctors who will prescribe medication like sweets to you. Or you will need surgeries and treatments to keep you going. Most of the time, the doctors have no idea either what to do with you. And this will go on and on and on like a vicious cycle.

We humans have this habit of thinking that it will not happen to us. Unfortunately, we are not immortal. You will reap what you sow. If you sow seeds of destruction in your health, you will pay for it in the end. And your will pay dearly for it.

It is not worth it.

As today is World Health Day, I beseech you to take a look at your health. Take a look at your life. Ask yourself this:

"Am I healthy?"


Saturday, 30 March 2019

Thermomix Oatmeal

Ingredients:

1. 50gm organic gluten-free rolled oats
2. 90 to 100gm filtered water
3. A pinch of sea-salt

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1. Soak the oats overnight.


2. Drain the water away the next day and rinse the oats.

3. Pour the fresh filtered water into the TMX jug.

4. Set 10mins/100C/Speed 1.

5. Once it reaches 100C, add the oats and sea-salt and continue to let it cook.

6. Serve hot.

Bon appetit!


Monday, 25 March 2019

Grilled Chicken Chop & Potatoes


Ingredients:

1. 6 chicken drumstick-thigh (deboned)
2. Sea-salt
3. Potato starch
4 White pepper (optional)
5. 10 large potatoes (skin removed and cut into wedges)

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1. Season the chicken legs with the sea-salt, potato starch and (*white pepper - if you're able to) liberally. Place in container with lid and keep in fridge overnight.

2. Next day, preheat oven at 220C.

3. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

4. Place the chicken legs the undersides part up first (skin part on the paper).

5. Bake for 20 minutes.

6. Then turn the chicken legs around and grill for 30 minutes.

7. While the chicken is being grilled, prepare the potatoes. Remove the skin and cut into wedges.

8. Season with salt and (*white pepper - if you're able to) liberally.

9. Remove the chicken once they turn golden brown.


10. Place the potatoes on the baking tray and toss them around so that they are coated with the chicken oil.

11. Grill for 35minutes.


12. Serve them together!

Bon appetit!


Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Surviving the Heat Wave

We are currently experiencing a severe heat wave. I think the heat can truly melt our flesh off our bones.


*picture taken from Malaysia Meteorological Department website

38C!
I have been overwhelmed by the heat so badly that I blew out a gunk of blood from my nose. It's not time to fall ill yet. It's only March. And the haze has been ever present too!

To combat the heat, I've been doing a few things very religiously.

1. Drink TONS and TONS of water 



2. Drink lots of soup




3. Shower to Cool Down


4. Eat More Fruits & Vegetable


5. Sweat It Out


6. Hide in the AirCon Room


7. Drink Coconut Water


*all Keep Calm pictures taken from KeepCalmAndPosters.com

Do share if you have any other ways to survive this heatwave!