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

Month: February 2013

Do You Re-Cook Cold Cut Deli Meat?

Do You Re-Cook Cold Cut Deli Meat?

This is one of our easy-way-out lunches, comprising of fried eggs, chicken ham and turkey ham.  Deli meat, as with canned meat and fast food are an occasional food for us. We eat them like several times in a year only.  As I was blanching […]

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Living in the moment

Living in the moment

I am now craving for some Salmon and octopus sashimi, along with some raw oysters. After 2 weeks long of drowning myself in fatty CNY cookies and high-calorie CNY dishes, I want to have some low-caloric raw food with lots of salads and fruits in […]

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Homecooked Dinner – 21 Feb 2013

Homecooked Dinner – 21 Feb 2013

For many people, they would try to flee if their mil were to live under the same roof with them.  For me, I think it is a blessing for the mil to live with us as there are more pros than cons.  Yep it is never easy to live with someone harmoniously but if both parties give and take, friction will sizzle eventually.  When the mil is around, I need not have to worry anymore about sweating it out in the hot kitchen to dish out tasty food for the fussy eaters in the house. All meals will be taken care of by her.  Thankfully cooking and baking are her passion and she takes great pride in them to whip up only wholesome and healthy makes and bakes for us.

This is just one of the mil’s homecooked dinner, 2 nights ago…

Oven roasted chicken drumnets, steamed cod fish, blanched coconut flower veggie, an assortment of vegetables with prawns stir-fried, steamed waxed meat, steamed chicken and Basmathi rice. There was also a pot of lotus roots soup. Such tummy and heart warming dishes for dinner! The girls will veto a restaurant dinner and vote for her homecooked dinner, anytime!

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Impulsive Act Of A Life Time

Impulsive Act Of A Life Time

When I read in the newspapers today that a self-employed man flew to Rome immediately after he heard about Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, I wondered how his wife would feel about his rash decision.  And I wondered how I would feel if my hubs did […]

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Lunch Box Today – 20 Feb 2013

Lunch Box Today – 20 Feb 2013

Alycia has been bugging me to buy sausages but I have been ignoring her pleas as sausages ain’t a healthy choice of food.  But this girl sure knows how to tug her grandma’s heartstrings.  She managed to get her grandma to buy her a pack […]

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Expensive But Not Fitting

Expensive But Not Fitting

I bought Sherilyn an expensive pair of Barbie ballerina flats for Christmas last year. The shoes is a tad big for her feet. To make the shoes tighter, I inserted some scrunched up papers from some new shoes into her shoes, lol! But this rascal is now complaining that the shoes are making her feet very uncomfortable and she does not like wearing them. I think I should get her a pair of superfeet insoles for a tighter fitting as well as for a more comfy wear. Else, I’m afraid that the expensive pair of shoes will be left sitting in the shoes rack until we forget all about it.

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Half Boiled Eggs With Chicken Poop Anyone?

Half Boiled Eggs With Chicken Poop Anyone?

Since I am at the topic of eggs, I just remembered one particular incident at a mamak restaurant last year which was the turning point that made me make up my mind that I will never again order half boiled eggs from coffee shops and […]

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Why Bank Cord Tissue with Umbilical Cord Blood?

Why Bank Cord Tissue with Umbilical Cord Blood?

For many years, cord blood stem cells have been the preferred therapeutic modality for the treatment of nearly 80 critical diseases and conditions, including leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and various forms of anemia. Cord blood stem cells have been a vital component of advanced biomedicine because […]

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Pasteurized Eggs

Pasteurized Eggs

The other day, hubs bought a box of pasteurized eggs from the supermarket just to find out how they taste like.  Pasteurized eggs are kept in a special refrigerator just for the pasteurized eggs.  And pasteurized eggs are almost double the cost of regular eggs.

The only difference that I notice about pasteurized eggs is that the coating of egg shell has a layer of oil, which is mineral oil to protect the egg inside the shell from bacteria.  If you give me 2 bowls — 1 bowl with unpasteurized eggs and another bowl with pasteurized eggs, I won’t be able to tell the difference in the taste, honestly.

In my opinion, unless you have a weak immune system or are willing to spend on pasteurized eggs, then stick to regular DHA eggs or antibiotics-free eggs or free-range chicken eggs.  I still prefer the white-shell free-range chicken eggs.

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The main benefit of pasteurization is that it kills salmonella bacteria, a disease that sickens a reported 42,000 Americans, although the actual number could be as much as 29 times higher, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the reason the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires manufacturers to pasteurize all eggs used in processed foods. Refrigerate pasteurized eggs after purchasing, just as you would unpasteurized eggs. Refrigeration slows any bacterial growth that might still be present.

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Do not fancy swimming

Do not fancy swimming

I love exercising in the morning, especially when the skies are still dark and before the hot morning sun is out. I get such peace of mind when I run on the road in pre dawn darkness. I do not have to worry about being […]

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