Category Archives: Drinks

Quick Homemade Chrysanthemum Ginger Tea

Simple remedy to take care of your eyes and throat during the bad hazy weather. Boil and serve this to the whole family, every other day, please.

Haze hits a severe unhealthy level of over 200 PSI today. My windows and door are all closed, but I am still feeling dizzy, sore throat and eyes discomfort. Everyone is supposed to be out there enjoying the public holiday, but the road seems quieter than usual, looking down from my windows.. Yes, it’s best to stay home, especially young children.

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Lemon Vinegar Juice

“Lemon. Vinegar for slimming, for health?”

After one month of consumption of banana vinegar, I decided to switch I having lemon vinegar. Wasn’t sure which is more effective on loosing weight, but I knew they serve slightly different slimming purposes.

As banana vinegar helps more on blocking carbs by having the banana on site, the lemon vinegar helps in preventing constipation problem. Both help in slimming, in a way.

I have been taking this lemon vinegar for about 2 months now, none of the days had it stop me from going toilet smoothly. :D I read that it should even helps in getting rid of stubborn excreta in our bowel. So, do not be alarmed if you see very dark color stool.

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Banana Vinegar (香蕉醋)

“Good sharing on dieting ideas”

Talking about dieting…. The vinegar dieting is back on demand! Heating up again gradually…. I am one of the followers on this diet. One of my dieting methods, now.

I don’t think there are much scientific proof, besides having concrete findings that vinegar helps in body cleansing and detoxification (or similar effect). However, it does not equal to sure-successful weight lose effect. Only many (too many) hear-say that it helps a lot in slimming down, especially after the testimonial from one of the Japanese celebrity who lost 8kg in a month, many years ago. This vinegar diet has, then, become so popular and believing.

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My Girl Told Me What Are the 5 Reasons to Drink MILO Every day

“Get the best start to your day with MILO!”

Following my footsteps, my girl has been religiously drinking MILO since she was a little girl. In fact, she drinks MILO for almost every meal! Regardless of where we dine – coffee shop, restaurant, cafeteria, McDonald’s and even in her school canteen during recess – she will surely order herself a cup of MILO to go with her meals.

She also loves having it for breakfast (which has been made compulsory by her mum, aka me!). Yes, no skipping of breakfast is allowed in the house, and my girl is happy to have a cup of MILO to go along with whatever she is having for breakfast.

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Snow Pear Herbal Tea

“Great herbal tea for hectic life”

Just come back from a 2-stop trip, all the way up to the north of Malaysia. We visited The Lost World, Tambun, Ipoh, followed by Hatyai, Thailand, in 6 days. :)

Yes, very tight schedule. That’s why we were worn out after the trip. Body heat arose with feverish feeling. I knew it was time for herbal tea, then.

Snow pear has its cooling effect for such heatiness in body. To eliminate ‘heat in liver’ (we referred it as 肝火 ‘Gan Huo‘), I added Sha Shen (沙參) which claims to cleanse and rejuvenate liver health.

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Red Dates & DangShen Tea

Happy Confinement

A strict confinement is more like a Asian ritual. For Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia, we have to go through a 30-40 days long of confinement after birth, with various confinement restrictions as well as confinement diet comprising ‘heaty’ tonic food that helps to get rid of inner wind and water retention in the body.

According to my mum and many Chinese old folks, consumption of quality confinement food and tonic soup is vital in achieving great post natal recovery. The main ingredients of confinement cooking are old ginger, sesame oil, red dates, rice/ glutinous rice wine, sweet vinegar, and etc. During the confinement period, we are not allowed to drink plain water, too. Sounds crazy? That’s what my mum believes, at least. She claimed that drinking plain water within a month after birth may introduce more wind into the body. Hence, only red dates drink, herbal soup, hot beverages, such as Milo and Horlick, are to be drank. You won’t believe it, even to take a bath, this special herb, Da Feng Ai, has to infused into your hot bathing water! No plain water allowed, even for a bath… (laughing).

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