A health freak mom's thoughts on health and all things healthy

Month: August 2009

Health Freak Baby Eating Red Capsicum

Health Freak Baby Eating Red Capsicum

I am really convinced that Baby is indeed a health freak. We were at the hotel having buffet style breakfast for 2 days and Baby had not the slightest interest in cakes, buns or other tasty junkie but when I gave her a slice of […]

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D-Mannose To Prevent And Treat UTI

D-Mannose To Prevent And Treat UTI

About 2 months ago, I stumbled by chance on a nutritional food supplement that many people swear by its effectiveness in preventing and treating UTI.  This nutritional food supplement called D-Mannose is a simple sugar structurally related to glucose, that is found in many fruits, […]

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Yummy Salt-Baked Chicken-Pork Ribs Porridge

Yummy Salt-Baked Chicken-Pork Ribs Porridge

My dad bought us 2 salt-baked chicken from the popular Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken, Ipoh when he came to visit us 2 weeks back. Though really tasty (I love the taste of the herbs), I find the chicken a tad too salty. Since we could not finish the last chicken a few days ago, my mil dumped the chicken into a crockpot and made a huge pot of porridge. She also tossed in some pork ribs. No salt were added. The porridge turned out really tasty. Even I for one who does not fancy porridge liked the porridge and whacked a few bowls (ate more meat than the porridge.). Baby who has gotten fed-up of her own bland porridge liked this porridge too coz it was a little salty. The meat from the pork rib was so soft that she could also swallow it without spitting it out.

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Del Monte Cranberries

Del Monte Cranberries

I was at Caring Pharmacy yesterday to get a bottle of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wet wipes and stumbled on some Del Monte cranberries. My 2 older gals who previously didn’t fancy raisins or dried cranberries have recently started to love nibbling on these dried […]

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Boiled Peanuts

Boiled Peanuts

My visiting parents from Ipoh bought a few kilograms of raw peanuts from the wet market for us. I’ve not bought raw peanuts for aeons and I miss eating them. Each time I see a vendor hawking boiled peanuts on a bike or tricycle (which […]

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Watercress apple porridge

Watercress apple porridge

I bought a huge bunch of watercress veggie the other day to make watercress soup and for my mil to make dumplings (kau cee). Since there was also an apple that has been sitting in the fridge for quite some time, I toss in the apple as well as the watercress into the crockpot of porridge meant for Baby. When it comes to food, I really love to experiment. And here’s the watercress-apple-pork-fish porridge for Baby :

Verdict : It tasted really good – sweet and fragrant but Baby didn’t quite like it coz she has gotten really bored of porridge. I found out today what she liked and I’m glad I experimented that food on her. Now, I shall feed her with that everyday until she gets bored of it hahaha…..

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Double Boiled Pears, Snow Fungus And Dried Honey Dates

Double Boiled Pears, Snow Fungus And Dried Honey Dates

I bought some red pears some time back from the fruit stall beneath Babyland @ PJ SS2. This stall often carries a wide variety of fruits and rare fruits. I’ve never seen red pears before, thus I bought them to try but after trying just one, […]

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Health Freak Baby Eating Leek Flowers

Health Freak Baby Eating Leek Flowers

Even when Baby’s down with a bad cold with phlegm and is avoiding most solids, including fruits and biscuits, she surprisingly still likes her veggie – celery, french beans, leek flowers, you name it!  She’s indeed a health freak baby, just like her mummy haha! […]

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AeroChamber Valved Holding Chamber With Mask

AeroChamber Valved Holding Chamber With Mask

This is the applicator with mask for the Ventolin inhaler for Baby to clear her chest of the phlegm.  This applicator and Ventolin cost almost RM200. This gadget looked really complicated and I had to study the instructions and the gadget for almost 15 minutes before I knew how to use it. Though the pharmacist had demonstrated once to me, I wanted to be doubly sure that I used it correctly. Spraying meds into a baby’s nose and mouse, which eventually gets into her lungs is no playing matter right? The first time I used it, I think I didn’t administer the Ventolin quite right.  The mask was supposed to stay longer on Baby’s face but I removed it after a few seconds as Baby was struggling.   Baby still hates this gadget and would struggle the moment she sees it.


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Sure Way To Combat Constipation

Sure Way To Combat Constipation

Whenever my gals have constipation, the first thing that comes into my mind to help them move their bowel is the red dragon fruit. I always have stock of the red dragon fruit in my fridge and my gals and I eat this fruit at […]

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