Monday, December 24, 2012

Homemade Garlic Butter Spread

My kids love to eat garlic bread and we used to had those from the food outlets. However, sometimes we were very dissapointed coz the butter was not spread all over the bread surface...

So, i decided to make my own garlic butter spread. I'm not sure about the real recipe coz i never google and look for the recipe...hihi Luckily it turned out well! Yayy!

So, here is the recipe...

Butter
Garlic (finely chopped)
Basil herbs

(Quantity is up to you ok..^_^)

You just need to melt the butter till its clear. Put in the chopped garlic and lots of basil herbs. Let it simmering and cooked for a while. Turn off the stove, let it cool of a bit before you transfer into the bottle.

Done! Good luck! I hope you'll like it!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cucur Adabi version saya...^_^

Selalunya saya akan guna bahan2 yg biasa untuk buat Jemput2. Bahan2 plak dah habis kat rumah. Disebabkan kepenatan long journey balik kampung dan tak larat nak pegi shopping barang2 dapur, saya pegi ke kedai runcit yg paling dekat dgn rumah je la..

Tapi tu la...barangan kat kedai tu sgt limited. Cuma ada 1 jenis tepung je. Dan tepung tu mengandungi sedikit bahan Benzoyl Peroxide. Selama ni saya mmg tak guna tepung2 tu sejak dengar byk sgt rumours tentang bahayanya bahan itu utk kesihatan kita. Saya hanya guna unbleached flour sahaja atau yg organik. So, disebabkan takde choice, saya beli la tepung cucur Adabi.

Saya tak suka guna tepung ni semata2 sbb saya pasti mesti ada bahan perisa yg digunakan. So, utk mengurangkan bahan perasa dan utk tambahkan khasiat dlm cucur tu, saya tambahkan bahan lain.

Bahan:-

1 peket Tepung Cucur Adabi
1 cwn Tepung gandum
1 biji kentang (dipotong dadu kecil)
Hirisan daun sambung nyawa (pokok tu saya tanam di balkoni)

* Kalau ada carrot, atau bahan2 lain, tambah je dlm tu..

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Varieties of Pancakes

My children love pancakes a lot! We used to eat pancakes at one of the famous fast food outlet. So, i decided to make it myself. And its worth it! Save cost, kids can have it at anytime as long as I've prepared the batter earlier and I have enough ingredients at home. The best part is...I can make my own versions of pancakes.

And now, we have 2 favourites....chocolate chips and muesli. Yayy! If you need the recipe, try to find my previous post ok. Gud luck! :-)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Kek Batik version Cik Pah ^_^


Setelah adunan digaul rata, masukkan adunan ke dalam bekas plastik. 
Alaskan dengan plastik yg telah disapu dgn marjerin/butter. 
Mampatkan dan cover di bahagian atas dgn plastik agar tak melekat nanti.
Masukkan ke dalam fridge dalam sejam atau dua jam.


 Ini lah rupa adunan Kek Batik selepas dikeluarkan dari bekas.


Terbalikkan kek dan tanggalkan plastik yg melekat di bahagian bawahnya. 
Kek dah sedia untuk dipotong.



 Ini la rupa selepas dipotong. 
Jika dimasukkan ke dalam bekas yg tinggi sikit, lagi bole nampak corak batiknya...

SELAMAT MENCUBA!


VERSION 1

Bahan :-

Biskut Marie
Milo
Creamer
Air panas


VERSION 2

Bahan :-

Biskut Marie
Serbuk Koko
Susu Pekat
Air panas


Caranya :-

*  Patahkan dua setiap keping biskut marie tu. Jgn patah terlalu kecik sebab biskut ni cepat kembang. Nanti tak dapat corak batiknya..

*  Taburkan serbuk koko/milo ke atas biskut2 tu. Gaul rata.

*  Jika guna creamer, campurkan terus dgn air panas. Tuang rata dan gaul cepat2. Kalau guna susu pekat, tuangkan susu pekat ke dalam adunan. Gaul rata. Baru tuangkan sedikit air panas.

*  Jangan guna air panas banyak sangat sebab adunan biskut ni mudah kembang.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sayur Chapchai



Bahan :-

Bawang putih (dicincang halus)
Udang basah/daging cincang/ayam
Sos Tiram
Serbuk lada sulah
Tepung jagung
Carrot
Celery
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Kacang Peas
Cendawan (jika ada)
Fishball (digoreng sebentar)
Tauhu Jepun (digoreng)


Cara:-

Tumiskan bawang putih yg telah dicincang halus. Masukkan udang/daging/ayam...biar sehingga masak. Masukkan sos tiram. Gaul rata. Taburkan sedikit lada sulah. Masukkan lobak merah, celery, kacang peas dan cauliflower dahulu. Biarkan sebentar. Masukkan sayur2 yg lain, cendawan & fishball.

Masukkan air jagung untuk pekat. Lebihkan air sikit jika suka lauk tu berkuah.. Masukkan sedikit garam.

Jemput-jemput Ikan Bilis + Celery + Carrot



Bahan :-

Tepung Gandum
Bawang besar
Ikan Bilis (direndam)
Celery (dipotong nipis)
Carrot (dipotong halus & nipis)
Sedikit garam


Caranya :-

Tumbuk bawang bersama ikan bilis yg dah direndam. Masukkan ke dalam tepung. Masukkan sayur celery & carrot. Campur dgn sedikit garam. Masukkan air dan gaul rata mengikut kepekatan yg sederhana. Jangan terlalu pekat dan jangan terlalu cair. Kalau cair, jemput2 tu akan serap minyak byk..

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Better Way to Mop the Floor

Being a maidless mom can sometimes make u become smarter....hihihi... I use this wiper instead of normal mop coz my hand is too weak to squeeze it. Previously, I use the double sided sheets (can purchase at any store) to be attached to this thing. But recently, I bought this special sheets from Cosway. Wow..! The result is better, it can lasts longer than the double sided sheets. I can use it for more than 5 times per piece! Easy to wash too... No more slippery floor...no more sore hands after a few times mopping the floor.... No more back pain...Need not to use a pail of water to rinse the manual mop anymore....The most important thing is, can save $$ a lot! hihihi...

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Cleaning the Toilet/Bathroom - How to Save Time??

Cleaning the toilet or bathroom can be very tough especially if the house has more than 1 toilet/bathroom in the house. You have to climb up and down the stairs just to get your cleaning equipment from the store. Knees are getting hurt...hands are getting sore after you did other errands from early morning...

How can you save time and energy in this case? I compile all the ideas (from my Moms Without Maid Club group discussion) in this entry...

1.  You can have more than 1 set of cleaning equipments. Place it in each toilet. Trust me...this is not wasting money or overspend it...this is what we call smart planning...hihihi...

2.  You can plan a duty roster and get your hubby and kids to help out.

3.  Clean it up regularly while you're taking your shower.

4.  Use the best stain remover so that you need not to brush it too hard.

Color Wheel of Fruits & Vegetables

Do you know that its very important for us to know why we should eat more fruits & vegetables. Then, its easier for us (mother) to explain to our kids and encourage them to eat more fruits & vegetables.

As u all know that fruits & vegetables are rich with vitamins and minerals. By eating them, we can prevent or heal some illness. Eating plenty of healthy vegetables and fruits helps prevent heart disease and strokes, diverticulitis, control your blood pressure, prevent some types of cancers, and guards against cataract and macular degeneration or vision loss. Fruits & vegetables are good for diet too.

Why do we call them the Color Wheel of Fruits & Vegetables? The phrase "eating a rainbow" of fruits and vegetables is a simple way of remembering to get as much color variety in your diet as possible, so that you can maximize your intake of a broad range of nutrients. The colors of fruits and vegetables are a small clue as to what vitamins and nutrients are included. By getting a variety of different colored fruits and vegetables, you are guaranteed a diverse amount of essential vitamins and minerals. 

Below are the details of each color code :-

  
Red Fruits and Vegetables
Contain nutrients such as lycopene, ellagic acid, Quercetin, and Hesperidin, to name a few. These nutrients reduce the risk of prostate cancer, lower blood pressure, reduce tumor growth and LDL cholesterol levels, scavenge harmful free-radicals, and support join tissue in arthritis cases.
 
  
Orange and Yellow fruits and vegetables
Contain beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, flavonoids, lycopene, potassium, and vitamin C. These nutrients reduce age-related macula degeneration and the risk of prostate cancer, lower LDL cholesterol and blood pressure, promote collagen formation and healthy joints, fight harmful free radicals, encourage alkaline balance, and work with magnesium and calcium to build healthy bones. 


  
Green vegetables and Fruit
Green vegetables contain chlorophyll, fiber, lutein, zeaxanthin, calcium, folate, vitamin C, calcium, and Beta-carotene. The nutrients found in these vegetables reduce cancer risks, lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels, normalize digestion time, support retinal health and vision, fight harmful free-radicals, and boost immune system activity.
 
  
Blue and purple fruits and vegetables
Contain nutrients which include lutein, zeaxanthin, resveratrol, vitamin C, fiber, flavonoids, ellagic acid, and quercetin. Similar to the previous nutrients, these nutrients support retinal health, lower LDL cholesterol, boost immune system activity, support healthy digestion, improve calcium and other mineral absorption, fight inflammation, reduce tumor growth, act as an anticarcinogens in the digestive tract, and limit the activity of cancer cells.
 
  
White fruits and vegetables
Contain nutrients such as beta-glucans, EGCG, SDG, and lignans that provide powerful immune boosting activity. These nutrients also activate natural killer B and T cells, reduce the risk of colon, breast, and prostate cancers, and balance hormone levels, reducing the risk of hormone-related cancers.


*  Click here to see the chart of colored fruits & vegetables.


Friday, July 6, 2012

Omelette Oh! Omelette...

I love omelette...So are my kids. I love to make 'em when my kids refuse to eat proper meal. Oh my...of course I'll be worry when they don't want to eat. What can I make them so that they will not go to bed with an empty stomach? Empty stomach means no well sleeping. 

So, omelette is one of the opt that they normally will not refuse. They love omelette very much. I'm trying to get them to eat balance food or at least a bit of nutritions. So I add lots of vegetables in it. They love it!

These are varieties of Omelette that I've made for my kids...


It may look the same but the ingredients are different. The first picture from left, I add in celery & shallots crisps. The 2nd picture, I added in "Ulam Raja". And the 3rd photo, I added in onions & kacang buncis.

I actually made many types of omelette but I could not recall it all...pfft! Will share with u more in future okay...;-)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

15 Super Food for Kidney Health

If you are on dialysis or have chronic kidney disease (CKD), you'll be glad to know that there are lots of super foods, containing antioxidants and other health-supporting properties, included in the kidney diet. People with kidney disease experience more inflammation and have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease than those without kidney problems. If you have kidney disease, it's important that you consult a renal dietitian and follow a kidney diet. Including super foods in your kidney diet eating plan can help you increase your intake of nutrients and antioxidants.

Here’s a list of the top 15 kidney-friendly super foods. These foods are good for everyone, not just people with kidney disease, so by using them in your family's meals, you'll be helping your loved ones enjoy good health too. 


1. Red bell peppers

Red bell peppers are a good choice for those concerned about kidney health, because they're low in potassium. In addition, they add color and taste to any dish, while packing a generous portion of vitamins A, C, B6, folic acid and fiber. They also contain the antioxidant lycopene, which protects against certain types of cancer. 

If you're following the kidney diet, it's easy to add red bell peppers to your food plan. Mix them into tuna or chicken salad or eat raw with dip. Roasted, they're great for topping sandwiches or green salads. Chop them up for use in egg dishes, such as omelets or scrambled eggs, add them to kabobs for grilling or stuff them with a ground beef or turkey mixture for a tasty baked entrée.


2. Cabbage

Crunchy cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable filled with phytochemicals, chemical compounds found in certain fruits and vegetables. Phytochemicals work to break apart free radicals. Many phytochemicals are believed to combat cancer and support cardiovascular health. 
Inexpensive cabbage is a great addition to your eating plan, because it's also high in vitamins K and C, high in fiber and a good source of vitamin B6 and folic acid, yet it's low in potassium, so it's especially kidney-friendly. 

If you're following the dialysis diet, add cabbage by turning it into coleslaw or use as a topping for fish tacos. Cabbage can be boiled, steamed or microwaved and then enjoyed with a touch of butter or cream cheese and a sprinkling of pepper or caraway seeds. Other nutritious meal options include cabbage rolls and stuffed cabbage.


3. Cauliflower

Another kidney-friendly super food is cauliflower. This cruciferous vegetable brings lots of vitamin C to your plate, along with folate and fiber. In addition it contains compounds that help your liver neutralize toxic substances. 

Cauliflower can be eaten raw with dip or in salads. Steamed or boiled, it can be seasoned and turned into a great side dish. You can even mash cauliflower as a dialysis-friendly replacement for mashed potatoes.




4. Garlic

Garlic is good for reducing inflammation and lowering cholesterol. It also has antioxidant and anti-clotting properties. (Cooking garlic will not affect its antioxidant properties, but it will reduce its anti-clotting and anti-inflammatory effects.) 

If you're following the dialysis diet, use garlic powder instead of garlic salt to add extra flavor to your meals without adding extra sodium. Garlic can be used in cooking many dishes: meat, vegetables or tomato sauce, for instance. Once you start cooking with garlic, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.


5. Onion

Another popular food used for seasoning is the onion. Onion is full of flavonoids, particularly quercetin. Flavonoids are natural chemicals that prevent the deposit of fatty material in blood vessels and add pigmentation (color) to plants. Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant that is believed to help reduce heart disease and protect against many forms of cancer. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Low in potassium, onions are not only kidney-friendly; they also contain chromium, a mineral that assists your body with the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.  
Onions can be enjoyed raw or cooked in a variety dishes.


6. Apples

 An apple a day really does help keep the doctor away! High in fiber and anti-inflammatory properties, apples help reduce cholesterol, prevent constipation, protect against heart disease and decrease your risk of cancer. 
Renal-friendly apples can be eaten raw or cooked. Or get their health benefits by drinking apple juice or cider.



7. Cranberries

Cranberries are great for preventing urinary tract infections, because they make urine more acidic and help keep bacteria from attaching to the inside of the bladder. They've also been shown to protect against cancer and heart disease. 

Although we think of cranberries as a holiday side dish, cranberry juice can be enjoyed daily for added nutrition. Or toss a handful of dried cranberries into your cereal or salad.





8. Blueberries

These tasty berries get their blue color from antioxidant compounds called anthocyanidins. Blueberries get high marks for nutrition, thanks to natural compounds that reduce inflammation and lots of vitamin C and fiber. They also contain manganese, which contributes to healthy bones. 

 Use blueberries to top off your morning cereal, whip them up in a fruit smoothie or enjoy them in a baked treat, such as muffins or crisp. 


9. Raspberries

Raspberries contain a compound called ellagic acid, which helps neutralize free radicals. The berry's red color comes from antioxidants called anthocyanins. Raspberries are packed with fiber, vitamin C and manganese. They also have plenty of folate, a B vitamin. Raspberries have properties that help stop cancer cell growth and the formation of tumors. 


Sprinkle fresh raspberries on cereal, or whip them up in a kidney-friendly fruit smoothie.


10. Strawberries

 Strawberries are rich in two types of antioxidants, plus they contain lots of vitamin C, manganese and fiber. They have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties and also help keep your heart healthy. 

Like most berries, they're wonderful on cereal or in smoothies. Add whipped topping for a quick dessert, or puree them for a fresh addition to pound or angel food cake.



11. Cherries

Cherries are filled with antioxidants and phytochemicals that protect your heart. When eaten daily, they have been shown to reduce inflammation.  

Fresh cherries make a delicious snack. Of course, cherry pie is a popular dessert, but there's also cherry crisp, cherry cheesecake and even cherry coffee cake. Cherry sauce makes a nice accompaniment to lamb or pork.


12. Red grapes

The color in red grapes comes from several flavonoids. These are good for your heart, because they prevent oxidation and reduce the chance of blood clots. One flavonoid in grapes, resveratrol, may boost production of nitric oxide, which increases muscle relaxation in blood vessels for better blood flow. Flavonoids also help protect you from cancer and prevent inflammation.  

Choose those with red or purple skin grapes for the highest flavonoid content. Eat grapes as a snack. When frozen, they make a good thirst-quencher for those on a fluid-restricted diet. Add grapes to fruit or chicken salad. Or drink grape juice.


13. Egg whites

Did you know that egg whites are pure protein? They provide the highest quality protein there is, along with all of the essential amino acids. If you're on the kidney diet, it's good to note that egg whites have less phosphorus than other protein sources, such as egg yolks or meats.
Use egg whites for omelets or egg white sandwiches. You can also add them to smoothies or shakes. Hard boil eggs and use the whites to use in tuna or green salads.

 
14. Fish

Another high-quality source of protein is fish. Both the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association recommend that you include fish in your meal plan two or three times a week. Besides being a great source of protein, fish contains anti-inflammatory fats called omega-3s. These healthy fats help prevent diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. They also help lower LDL (the bad cholesterol) and raise HDL (the good cholesterol).

The types of fish that have the most omega-3s are salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel, herring and rainbow trout.


15. Olive oil

Research has shown that people in countries where olive oil is used instead of other types of oils tend to have lower rates of cancer and heart disease. This is believed to be due to olive oil's many good components: oleic acid, an anti-inflammatory fatty acid which protects against oxidation and polyphenols and antioxidant compounds that prevent inflammation and oxidation. 

Use virgin or extra virgin olive oil – they're higher in antioxidants. Olive oil can be used in cooking or to make salad dressing, as a dip for bread and as a marinade for vegetables.

*  Source from Yourkidneys.com  and all images are from Google Image.

Kelebihan Buah Lemon

Saya kongsikan disini petikan dari blog Dr. Hamid Arshat yang banyak menerangkan tentang masalah, komplikasi, cara2 mencegah, rawatan dan bermacam2 lagi tentang sakit puan. Salah satu yang menarik minat saya ialah beliau berkongsi tips yang menyarankan kita untuk minum jus lemon untuk rawatan beberapa jenis penyakit. Ini perkongsiannya...



"Potong limau/lemon dan masukkan 2-3 hiris ke dalam satu gelas air suam dan minum. Lemon menjadikan air 'alkaline' dan memberi banyak khasiat terhadap kesihatan badan kita.
 
Seorang pakar dari Baltimore USA mengatakan air lemon boleh membunuh sel2 kanser dan ia lebih kuat lagi tindakan dari ubat kanser/chemotherapy.
 
Untuk pesakit2 saya yang mengalami berbagai jenis ovarian cyst termasuk endometriosis , adenomyosis dan fibroids sila cuba minum segelas air lemon yang fresh tiga kali  sehari selama 3-6 bulan dan lihat ada tak perubahan dan tumbuhan2 tersebut."  (Dr. Hamid Arshat)
 
Ini pula susulan petikan yang dikongsikan oleh Dr. Hamid Irshat dari Institute of Health Sciences,
819 N. L.L.C. Cause Street , Baltimore , MD1201 tentang khasiat dan remedi dari buah lemon ini.
 
Sila baca...
 
LEMON

Well - what a remedy for the disease unbelievable - There is no harm just drinking this water as a normal water, day to day.? Please pass this on to your family and friends. Hello!!! just want to share this good information
 
Just cut 2-3 thin slices of lemon in a cup/container and add drinking water will become "alkaline water", drink for the whole day, just by adding drinking water. Take it as drinking water every day is good for everybody. The surprising benefits of lemon! I remain perplexed! 
 
================================
Institute of Health Sciences, 819 N. L.L.C. Charles Street Baltimore , MD 1201.
 
This is the latest in medicine, effective for cancer! Read carefully & you be the judge
 
Lemon (Citrus ) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells . It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits. You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease. Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy. How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so as not to jeopardize the beneficial multimillionaires large corporations?
 
As you know, the lemon tree is known for its varieties of lemons and limes. You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc... It is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumors. This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types.
 
Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer. It is considered also as an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure which is too high and an antidepressant, combats stress and nervous disorders.  
 
The source of this information is fascinating:
 
It comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that : It destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells. And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells.

So...there's no harm to try right...? Don't forget to make du'a to Allah....:-) 
 
Kalau nak baca artikel-artikel lain dari Dr. Hamid Arshat which I think is very important for us (women) to know and aware of... Click here to visit his blog ok...;-) 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Telur Goreng Masak Asam Jawa

Lauk ni saya selalu masak bila anak-anak tengah takde selera makan. Dan lauk ni jugak saya selalu buat waktu sahur sebab selalunya bila anak-anak bangun sahur, diorang tak nak makan disebabkan terlalu mengantuk. Bila diorang tengok lauk ni je, mesti mintak nasi...hihihi

Cuba la ye lebih2 lagi bulan puasa bakal tiba...^_^




Bahan  :

Telur (digoreng)
Bawang besar (dihiris)
Bawang putih (dihiris)
Air asam jawa
Lada kering (dihiris)
Buah Tomato
Carrot (jika suka)
Celery (jika suka)
Gula 
Garam

Caranya  :-

Tumis bawang besar, cili kering dan bawang putih hingga naik bau. Masukkan perahan air asam jawa. Masukkan sayur2. Masukkan gula dan garam ikut rasa.

Dah siap....mudah saje kan? Selamat mencuba! ;-)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

5 Foods to Prevent Your Arteries from Clogging (Dr. Oz)

You can add years to your life by keeping your heart healthy. Caring for your ticker can be as easy as knowing what to eat! Discover 5 powerful foods that serve as weapons to fight clogged arteries.

Like any plumbing system, your arteries can get clogged up. When you have high blood pressure, inflammation causes cholesterol to stick to the walls of your blood vessels, forming a plaque. The following foods are powerful enough to prevent this dangerous clogging.

(Images are all from Google images)
 
Kiwi and Cantaloupe
These antioxidant-rich foods work by reducing toxic LDL cholesterol, which is formed by a rusting process in your arteries. They can help stop the “rust” in its tracks and even prevent it from spreading. Eat 1 cup of cantaloupe or 1 kiwi a day to unclog your arteries.

Shrimp
Despite being a source of cholesterol, shrimp can be helpful for your heart. They contain taurine, an amino acid, which acts like plastic wrap so fats can’t cross the intestinal wall and get into your arteries. Try having 5 medium-sized steamed or grilled shrimp twice a week. Be sure to avoid the cocktail sauces.

Red-Skinned Grapes and Cranberry Juice
These foods strain the fat out your arteries. Instead of having fat build up in your blood vessels, these foods improve your cells' ability to absorb the fat and use it for energy production. Drink a glass of cranberry juice three times a week or eat 1 cup of grapes per day to unclog your arteries.


*  Visit Dr. Oz website to read more on other topics

Monday, June 18, 2012

Benefits of Celery



1) Anti Cancer: Celery is known to contain at least eight families of Anti-Cancer compounds. Among them are the acetylenics that have been shown to stop the growth of tumor cells. Phenolic acids which block the action of prostaglandins that encourage the growth of tumor cells. And coumarins which help prevent free radicals from damaging cells and One of active compounds in celery is the phytochemical coumarin, which has been proven effective in cancer prevention and capable of enhancing the activity of certain white blood cells that help fight cancer. The phytochemical coumarins prevent the formation and development of the Colon and Stomach Cancers.

2 ) Pneumonia - Celery is a well known vegetable for stimulating the immune system to help fight disease. Celery is packed with antioxidants and compounds that fight bacteria, viruses and inflammation.

3 ) Hay Fever: Celery comes on top of the list for foods that alleviate allergy symptoms. Also on that list are carrots, ginger, peppermint, parsley, turmeric, chamomile and cabbage.

4 ) Lower blood pressure: Drinking celery juice every day for a week significantly helps lower blood pressure. A compound called phtalides help relax the muscle around arteries, dilating the vessels and allowing blood to flow normally. To be effective, drink the juice for one week, stop for three weeks, and start over.
 
5 ) Cholesterol: This humble pale juice has been shown to effectively and significantly lower total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol.

6 ) Inflammation: The polyacetylene in celery is an amazing relief for all inflammation like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, Asthma and Bronchitis.

7 ) Kidney function: Celery promotes healthy and normal kidney function by aiding elimination of toxins from the body. While eliminating toxins, it also prevents formation of kidney stones.

8 ) Diuretic: The potassium and sodium in celery juice helps to regulate body fluid and stimulate urine production, making it an important help to rid the body of excess fluid.

9 ) Nervous system: The organic alkaline minerals in celery juice has a calming effect on the nervous system, making it a wonderful drink for insomniacs.

10 ) Menopausal Symptoms : Celery, along with dill, fennel, anise and all tasty herbs of the celery family, are amongst the list of mildly oestrogenic herbs, due to the gently oestrogenic phtyochemical anethole. They all have 40 to 50 phytochemicals and are a mix of anethole, apigenin, kaempferol, luteolin and quercitin. All these compounds are very good at alliviating all menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, and contribute to preventing heart disease and osteoporosis but without the side-effects of HRT treatment.
 
11 ) Memory Loss : Celery contains a compound called luteolin, which has shown promise for lowering levels of plaque-forming proteins in the brain.This, in turn, can counteract risk factors for Alzheimer's, including atherosclerosis, inflammation and oxidative damage.Another source of luteolin is flaxseed.

12 ) Urinary stones, breaking of: The diuretic effect of celery juice also aids the breaking and elimination of urinary and gall bladder stones. and With loads of analgesic, anti-inflammatory and diuretic compounds, as well as some calcium blockers, celery seed extracts seem appropriate for treating Bladder İnfections. Celery seeds are said to improve the quantity and quality of urine and are a useful diuretic for urinary tract infections

13 ) Bursitis : Two of the best natural sources of COX-2 inhibitors are celery and celery seeds, which contain high amounts of painkilling apigenin.So bursitis and many other inflammatory conditions will benefit from including celery in your diet or making a tea from freshly crushed celery seeds. 
 
14 ) Constipation: The natural laxative effect of celery helps to relieve constipation. It also helps relax nerves that have been overworked by man-made laxatives.


15 ) Acidity: The important minerals in this magical juice effectively balance the body's blood pH, neutralizing acidity.Help Digestion and Ulcer so well


16 ) Weight Loss: Drink celery juice frequently throughout the day. It helps curb your cravings for sweets and rich food.
 
 
  

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Boost Lung Energy

I got this tips from Dr. Oz...

Lungs are a key organ for boosting and maintaining your energy, as they are responsible for taking in oxygen required for all aerobic metabolism in the body. Even a slight change in lung function can lower oxygen levels, which can cause severe fatigue. To boost lung energy, get an infusion of vitamin E, which some research suggests may improve or support lung function.

A great way to reach the daily recommendation of vitamin E is to combine...


1/2 cup  Sunflower Seeds
3/4 cup  Dried Apricots
1/2 cup  Hazelnuts




These are easy foods to pack in your purse for when you’re on the go, or to store at work when you feel like a snack. Sunflower seeds are delicious on green salads, and add a nice crunch.

I recommend storing your sunflower seeds and hazelnuts in the fridge, which will help keep their natural oils fresh, prevent rancidity, and ensure you are getting the maximum amount of nutrition from them.

Perhaps I should go to the store right away and grab all these ingredients. I shall bring this snack pack whenever I drive my kids to school. At least I'm gonna have some healthy snack to munch in the car while waiting...^_^

Click here to get more tips from Dr. Oz

Shopping for the Cancer Cure

I've read this article and I think its nice if I share this great article with others too. There are few things that we can start to have it at home and make it as a eating habits like...

1) Eat half of banana with breakfast
2) Saute the calamari or squid & mix with chopped garlic & olive oil
3) Citrus fruits like oranges, tangerines and clementines contain cancer fighters called hesperidin and naringenin.
4) Olive oil contains cancer-fighting polyphenols, which actually give the oil its unique taste. The stronger the flavor of the oil, the higher the level of its polyphenols.

Read more on this in Dr. Oz's website... Just click at the picture and it will link to the article...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

NINI Celup Coklat (Home version)



Pernah tak anak2 anda mintak belikan NINI (biskut yg celup dlm coklat) yang dijual dalam cup tu? Harga dia kalau beli dalam kuantiti yang banyak, agak terasa jugak la. Pastu, bila dibukak penutupnya....ala seco'et je isi dalam tu. Mmm...pastu coklatnya pun mcm tak cukup plak kalau anak-anak nak celup lebih2...

Saya lebih suka buat NINI ala versi sendiri. Senang je caranya... Saya beli la biskut ikan atau biskut masin yg jejajri yang dijual timbang tu. Pastu saya cairkan cooking chocolate dan campurkan sedikit susu cair & sedikit minyak. Bila dah cair dan rata, dah bole dihidangkan pada anak2 untuk diorang nikmati sepuas-puasnya! ^_^

Pastu, guarantee dah tak nak lagi sebab dah puas makan! hihihihi.... Yang pasti, kita pun puas hati bila tengok anak2 puas makan....:-)

Homemade Fries


Senang je nak buat ni. Hihihi....Ini pun saya buat bila anak2 tengah takde selera makan atau ketika kesuntukan masa nak sediakan makanan untuk anak2 dalam masa yang singkat. 

Caranya ialah....saya potong panjang2 kentang tu, saya rendam dgn air garam. Pastu, saya goreng dgn api yg sederhana. Tutup kuali tu dan biarkan kentang tu masak dan garing. Bila dah diangkat dan ditoskan, taburkan sedikit lada sulah jika suka. Sedap dimakan bersama sos cili/sos tomato ataupun mayonis. 

Saya kurang suka dengan makanan segera. Jadi ini salah satu cara saya nak elakkan dari terlalu kerap makan makanan segera.


Express Pizza



This is another easy snack to prepare yet healthy...Its an option for my kids whenever they don't have appetite to take heavy meals. They call it Express Pizza !! They love to bring this for their food snack to school. So easy to do it...

Ingredients :-

Slices of bread
Spaghetti sauce
Sausages/Minced Chicken/Tuna
Capsicum
Celery
Slices of cheese (cut it about 1/2cm)

How to do it :-

Just cover up the bread with the spaghetti sauce. Garnish with all ingredients. Put the thin slices of cheese on top. Toast it in the oven for about 5 to 10 minutes (depends on how crispy you want it to be).

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Black Pepper Boneless Chicken Salad


Ini salah satu favourite hubby dan anak2. Tak terlampau berat tapi masih lagi mengenyangkan. Selalunya saya buat salad ni kalau rasa macam dah terlebih makan beberapa hari sebelum tu. Atau semasa saya dan hubby takde rasa nak makan nasi. Senang cite...sesuai kalau orang nak berdiet! :-)

Kebetulan anak-anak pun suka sangat makan sayur, jadik untuk make sure diorang rasa kenyang bila makan salad ni, saya tambahkan pasta dalam hidangan diorang.

Ini resepinya...

Bahan :-

Boneless Chicken (diperap dgn serbuk lada hitam & garam) - grill
Daun2 salad
Cherry Tomato
Carrot (disagat halus)
Celery
Olive oil
Sebiji lemon
Seulas bawang putih (cincang halus)
Garam
Basil herbs

Cara-caranya :-

Masukkan kesemua bahan2 di atas. Campurkan dgn Olive oil, bawang putih, Basil herbs, perahan lemon dan garam. Gaul rata. Masukkan ayam yg dah di siat halus. Masukkan pasta atau spaghetti (kalau nak kenyang lagi). Gaul rata dan dah sedia untuk dimakan.

*  Kalau nak ditambah dengan crouton (roti yg telah dipotong dadu dan dibakar rangup) pun bole...

Selamat mencuba! ;-)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bermacam2 Jenis Salad

Due to this hot weather, I always come out with drinks or snacks that could avoid my kids from getting dehydrated. If you get dehydrated, you’ve used more water than you’ve consumed. Your body no longer has the amount of water it needs to carry out important tasks, including cognitive functioning, blood flow and waste elimination.


To avoid them from getting dehydrated, what I do is...

1. I always get them to eat lots of fresh fruits such as Honey Dew, Watermelon, Oranges, Dragon fruits, Papaya, etc.

2. Sometimes I made them Fruit Punch Drinks.

3. I made them varieties of  'Aiskrim Malaysia'

I found one interesting website where lots of Easy Salad Recipes being shared there. From fruit salad, green salad, pasta salad and many more! How excited it is huh!?? ^_^  Just click at the Easy Salad Recipe words to get there.



click at the picture to go the this website..



Come on mommies..!! Let start and change our family eating habits!

Pancakes

I love making pancakes at home...Its like an opt for my kids whenever they refuse to eat rice or any other heavy meal. They can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or anytime when they hungry. I love prepare pancakes for their school bento too!

To make sure that they gonna love it, I make varieties of pancakes. Sometimes, I make it plain and dip into the caramel sauce or chocolate or honey...

Sometimes I mix the batter with oats or choc chips or blueberries, etc.. Below are some of my versions of pancakes...;-)


Pancake with Strawberry Jam

 Pancake with Butter & Honey

Chocolate Chips Pancake

Here is the basic recipe for pancake :-

2 1/2 cups of flour
2 tbs baking powder
1/2 ts salt
2 tbs sugar
1  egg
1 cup of fresh milk
1 cup of cold water
2 tbs butter (melt it)
1 ts vanilla essence

Cara :-

Pukul telur & gula hingga kembang. Masukkan susu dan air. Putar. Masukkan garam & butter cair. Putar lagi. Masukkan tepung gandum yg telah dicampur dgn baking powder. Last sekali, masukkan vanilla essence

Tapi kan...saya punya cara senang aje...saya masukkan kesemua bahan2 tu dalam blender dan blend! :P Senang dan cepat nak sediakan...hihihi

Selamat mencuba ye! ;-)

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