Wednesday, 30 March 2016

The El Nino Heat Wave Effect

The weather everyday has been like an oven on fire. We had a heat index of 45C last week. Hot is truly an understatement. 

*Minions picture taken from HERE

**For those of you who do not understand what 'Goreng Pisang' means, it is "DEEP FRIED BANANA!"

Monday, 21 March 2016

Thermomix Minced Pork Porridge


1. 1 cup of white rice (soaked and washed)
2. 1000gm of boiling filtered water
3. 200gm minced pork (seasoned with Tamari sauce, sea-salt, grapeseed oil, corn starch)
4. A handful of spring onion


1. Place the rice into the Thermomix jug.

2. Pour the boiling water into the jug.

3. Set 25 minutes/90C/Speed 2. (Remove the MC)

4. Add the minced pork through the hole in the lid after 10 minutes.

5. Add some sea-salt to taste.

6. During the last 5 minutes, add the chopped spring onions.

7. Once done, pour the porridge into a big pot.

8. Serve hot.

Bon appetit!

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Thermomix Ground Chick-Peas (Garbanzo Beans)

500gm of chick peas

1. Place 250gm inside jug.

2. Slowly increase speed to 8.5. Grind 35 to 40 seconds. If you want it to be finer, add another 10 to 15 seconds.

3. Voila! You have your own home-made chick-pea flour.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Thermomix Brownie

(*NOTE: This recipe is from the Thermomix cookbook.)


1. 220gm of unsalted butter (softened at room temperature)
2. 250gm of dark chocolate (70% cocoa - cut into cube size)
3. 70gm brown sugar (I reduced the amount by 3/4)
4. 6 eggs (room temperature)
5. A pinch of salt
6. 150gm of organic all-purpose flour (I used the less gluten flour)
7. *150gm of walnuts (optional) (you can choose to omit this or replace with cashews if you're intolerable to other nuts)


1. Place chocolate into the mixing bowl and chop 5 sec/speed7.

2. Add butter and melt 4min/70C/speed2.

3. Add sugar, eggs, salt and flour. Set 1min/speed4.

4. Add walnuts and mix 10sec/speed4.

5. Preheat oven to 170C.

6. Line baking tray with baking paper.

7. Pour the batter into the tin.

8. Bake for 23 to 25 minutes.

9. Allow it to cool before cutting into squares.

Bon appetit!

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

7 Years


In the book of Harry Potter, seven is said to be the most powerful magical number.

Seven is the number of notes in a traditional Western diatonic scale.

Seven represents the deadly sins and also denotes completeness and perfection.

Not forgetting how the world was made in seven days (if you believe in the Bible).

In Judaism, seven (shiv`a) is the number of days of mourning.

In the world of mathematics, seven is a happy number, a safe prime and a lucky prime.


I hope that this journey of mine in its seventh year, will be the last year in mourning where my health is concerned. I would be truly free of the shackles that salicylate and chemical sensitivities have placed on my life.

I hope that this seventh year would complete the musical scales of this journey and thus, open my path to an array of even more musical scales that I can paint my life with.

I hope that my new world would be made complete in this seventh year.

I hope that this seventh year would be an even happier and safer year for me.

And I hope that in this seventh magical year, I will overcome and slay my Voldermort and be healthy and strong again where my immune system is concerned.