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

Month: April 2014

Black Vinegar Health Benefits

Black Vinegar Health Benefits

I love chu kiok chou (pig’s trotters cooked with black vinegar). Chu Kiok Chou is a Chinese dish where pig’s trotters are cooked with black vinegar. It is a popular dish for Chinese women in confinement after child birth. The confinement ladies whom I hired […]

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Healthy Fruit Smoothie + Baked Sandwich For Lunch

Healthy Fruit Smoothie + Baked Sandwich For Lunch

It’s been a while since I last whirled out some refreshing and healthy fruit smoothies for my girls.  Since there were quite a bit of fruits in the fridge, I swirled up some refreshing fruit smoothies for the girls for their lunch last week. On […]

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Preventing Cracked And Dry Feet

Preventing Cracked And Dry Feet

Did I show you a picture of my very badly cracked and peeling feet? I can’t remember if I had posted pictures of the cracks on the sole of my feet.

As there were cracks on the sole of the feet, which were also flaky, dirt got inside very easily and once this happened, it would take forever to remove the dirt from under skin! Even with a foot file, the dirt cannot be removed as it is embedded under the skin. So even though my feet are clean, they would look black and dirty as the dirt is embedded underneath the skin. I was terribly embarrassed of my feet and disliked entering friends’ house as this would mean exposing my disgusting feet!  Even with an immaculate art nail on my toe nails, it cannot mask the unsightly feet.

About a month ago, I started wearing slippers indoors. Within 3 days, I could see dramatic improvement on my feet! The cracks are starting to close up now. My feet look clean and pinkish for once! And they are smooth too! With a once-weekly foot filing (with a stainless steel foot file that looks like a fruit and veggie scraper), wearing of indoor slippers and application of Melaleuca’s Renew Intensive Lotion, I feel like I have new feet now 😀

 

 

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A Treasure Box In The House

A Treasure Box In The House

The girls’ art teacher’s house is decorated very tastefully. Stepping into her house gives you the feeling that you are stepping into a house built next to the sea. The dining table is a piece of sliced tree trunk from a giant rainforest tree, very […]

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Adult teeth Erupting Behind Baby Teeth / Shark Teeth

Adult teeth Erupting Behind Baby Teeth / Shark Teeth

Last week I got a shock when I was helping Cass to brush her teeth. For a few days already, Cass was telling me that she felt pain in her lower mouth, especially when she bit on hard food. What do I know? Upon checking […]

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Rosemary Grilled Chicken

Rosemary Grilled Chicken

I love grilling meats in the oven. It is so easy to dish out, has no splish splash of oil, has minimal washing  and it is time-saving. I leave the meat in the oven and I’ll get back to my other chores. Now that the MIL is away in Hawaii for over a month, the kids are having quite a bit of oven-grilled dishes again 🙂

Earlier this week, I grilled some chicken drumsticks and ribs with fresh rosemary, along with a little Lea & Perrin sauce, black pepper and Agave Nectar.  That was the first time I used fresh rosemary to grill chicken and the result was superb!  I never knew that fresh rosemary imparts such strong flavor to a dish.  The aroma of the fresh rosemary grilling alongside the chicken meat in the oven was heavenly!

Pre-grilled chicken…

 

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Half an hour later…

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Rosemary grilled chicken served with stir-fried organic baby pea sprouts, raw organic alfalfa and broccoli sprouts with goma dressing and Korean rice for the kids.  Simple, wholesome and chokefull of goodness!

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