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

Month: April 2013

How To Know If Mushrooms Are Bad

How To Know If Mushrooms Are Bad

Today I found a punnet of fresh portobello mushrooms in the fridge. It has been sitting there for over a week. My MIL bought it but she is now away for a few days and would not be cooking it for the next few days.  […]

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Bespectacled!

Bespectacled!

Rascal #2 is now officially bespectacled! After three checks with the optician and ophthalmologist, I am now convinced that she has Astigmatism. She was actually diagnosed with Astigmatism since early last year but I was not convinced with the tests down by the optician and […]

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Microwaved Chawan Mushi

Microwaved Chawan Mushi

Today during my routine morning run, I was thinking hard about what to dish out for lunch and dinner as the mil will be away for a few days. For a perpetually time-challenged WFHM, I can only dish out meals that are easy to prepare with minimal oil splatters and minimal dish washing that can be ready in a jiffy. I have to think of wholesome and healthy meals that are also tasty which my 3 fussy eaters will not push aside and give me a sulky look. Suddenly, I had a light-bulb moment! I had an idea of making chawan mushi (Japanese steamed eggs) for the girls using the microwave oven! But before I am ready to dish it out to place it on the dining table, I thought I should have a practice session first. So during lunch, while Cass was eating the pork ribs porridge that I cooked, I tried making Chawan Mushi cooked using the microwave oven.

The first cup of microwaved Chawan Mushi was a tad hard as I had put too little water. The 2nd cup was slightly runny as I had put too much water. Nonetheless, Cass loved it! I did not intend to give Cass the tryout-imperfect Chawan Mushi as it did not look too appetizing. But this little greedy rat saw it and asked for a spoonful to try. First spoonful was enough to give her the happy nod of approval! And while I was preparing the second cup of Chawan Mushi, this greedy rat gobbled up the entire cup of Chawan Mushi. When the second cup of Chawan Mushi was ready, I left it to cool down on the dining table while I went back to the computer to check my emails. I intended to eat that myself. Within minutes, Cass came up to me with the second cup of Chawan Mushi in her hands and she said “mummy look, I finished your Chawan Mushi!”

So, despite an uninviting appearance, my microwaved Chawan Mushi tasted good, nonetheless! I shall work on improving my microwaved Chawan Mushi next week and shall post a picture of it IF it turns out silky smooth 🙂

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SWEETNESS OF MAPLE SYRUP !

SWEETNESS OF MAPLE SYRUP !

Maple syrup is my latest love at breakfast!  I love drizzling maple syrup on my buttered bread slices.  I discovered my love for maple syrup by accident actually!  You see, there is this big bottle of maple syrup from Canada that my SIL gave me […]

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