Sunday, August 30, 2015

Relaxed moments at home

Of late, weekends seem too short for me to recharge. I want to squeeze in as many activities as possible. Cleaning up my room, catching up with reading the past week's worth of Straits Times newspapers (yikes, old news already!), going for acupuncture for my aches, etc. The cats do remind me to slow down a bit, as I couldn't ignore their cuteness or giving them some TLC.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

End of SG50 weekend

Yesterday felt like a normal day, after all the celebrations. I made some maple oat chocolate chip cookies which flattened out and some got stuck together during baking. I didn't follow the recipe's instruction to space them 2 inches apart. luckily, they still taste great :)

Monday, August 10, 2015

National Day SG50

I was at home most of the time yesterday, but experienced the happy mood of friends on social media and also seeing happy faces of fellow Singaporeans at National Day parade on the TV. I hope Singapore will continue to be a peaceful country and people live, play and work together harmoniously.

Day 2 of SG50 weekend

Last Saturday, the highlight was catching up with a good friend (an ex-colleague) at her place in the late afternoon. I kind of miss having her around in the office, even though it has been more than a year. We have been catching up through weekday lunches and the few times I took leave in the afternoon to hang out with her. We know about each other family, interests, attitude towards work, so I cherish her friendship and I am glad that both of us make the effort to keep in touch :)

Friday, August 07, 2015

Day 1 of SG50 weekend: playing with food

I finish the remaining broccoli by mixing it with some peanut butter and using the water that cooked the broccoli to make a simple miso soup. That was part 2 of lunch. I am happy that the Magimix Mini Plus food processor is a good buy as I have used it to make hummus, guacamole and today energy bites. The recipe calls for dried prunes, dates, almonds, cashew nuts, cocoa powder and matcha. I substituted almond milk with soya milk and added some maple syrup to make the mixture a bit easier to roll into balls. Finally I coated them with soya milk powder so that they won't get stuck together when I store them into the container. They taste not too sweet, and healthy and yummy 😋

Day 1 of SG50 weekend: cat watching

I am never tired of watching their expressions, reactions, as they are simply adorable.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Colourful dishes

I tried making vegetable stock on Sunday, but I didn't let it simmer more than 30mins, so the veggies weren't tender.  I also find broccoli to be quite strong smelling, and will use it for stir frying. With the stock and cooker veggies, I was able to churn out my lunch (kimchi salad and miso soup) and dinner (vegetable soup to go with the not so nice roast chicken drumstick from the nearby coffeeshop). Love the colours and knowing that I was eating healthy stuff :)