Following my mum’s footstep, I have been religiously drinking MILO since I was a little. In fact, I drink MILO almost every meal! Regardless of where we dine – coffee shop, restaurant, cafeteria, McDonald’s and even in the school canteen during recess – I would surely order herself a cup of MILO to go with my meals.
I also love having it for breakfast (which has been made compulsory by mum). Yes, no skipping of breakfast is allowed in the house, and I would be happy to have a cup of MILO to go along with whatever is having for breakfast.read more
“Tired of sweet & sour pork dish? How about “sweet & sour” fruity chicken dish this time?!”
ZESPRI® Kiwifruit wrote to me recently, asking if I was interested to try their kiwifruit so as to create a recipe using kiwifruit. Yes, why not? I think my readers and friends would surely like to cook a dish using fresh fruits, that was my thought.
Kiwifruit, loaded with vitamin C (2X the amount of orange), dietary fibre, potassium, folate, vitamin E, carotenoids and other antioxidants. It has low GI and is low in fat, and calories (<60kcal/100g).read more
“Optimum nutritious cooking, with heart, passion & TEFAL Pan”
Oh well…. Now that I am into cooking healthy & tasty restaurant food, that has to do with the cooking demonstration workshop I have attended last Saturday. Thanks to the presenter, Tefal, with the great support of omy.sg.
As you probably know, the cooking workshop took place at Onaka restaurant, or called it the healing kitchen. Onaka, giving an impression that it is a Japanese restaurant, but to its regular diners, it’s already so well known that Onaka restaurant features not only Japanese cuisine, but all healthy & tasty multi-national dishes. And most of the time, the dishes are healthy creations of the chefs.read more
What’s cooking? Is cooking simply a household activity, to transform the raw food into cooked meal? My answer is yes, and, no.
To enjoy home cooked meals, yes, cooking has to be part of the household activities. I cook a lot, just to feed my family with plenty of home cooking. I have to begin my daily cooking routine with marketing, preparation, cook and serve. Cook and bake, there would never be “food not enough” in my little hut.
As a self-taught home-cook, I started cooking at the age of 17, simply out of interest. I don’t just cook, for the sake of cooking. I cook with passion. I enjoy cooking because I don’t just see the prepared raw food turn cooked. I saw loves and soul in my dishes. Yes, cooking is more than just the transformation of food, and it is not a chore, but fun & fulfilling. Cooking brings joy, and your cooking captivates the heart of your loved ones.read more
I was offered to try out a new slimming program at MarieFrance (“MF”) last week. To be exact, two treatments. The award-winning Intelect Spot Shaping Treatment, and a new body wrap therapy with so many effective active ingredients (*posted in my previous post) named Contour Sculpt Body System.
If you are curious what the treatments are about, here I am sharing some details with you. The first trial slimming treatment I had – the Intelect Spot Shaping Treatmentread more
Infused with Marie France’s signature potent plant and mineral blend, the compression of MF Contour Sculpt Body Wrap helps rid your body of impurities and fatty acids through the process of lymphatic drainage.It also helps to stimulate existing collagen and elastin fibers, enhance collagen secretions, and improve skin’s elasticity over time.Benefits of Contour Sculpt Body System:
Visible reduction and improvement in the appearance of cellulite.
Detoxification – designed to help cleanse the body of toxins and interstitial fluids trapped between small spaces of fat tissues.
Hydrate and improve texture and appearance of skin.
Helps activate the lymphatic system thereby promoting detoxification and a boost to the metabolism.
Promotes synthesis of collagen resulting in firmer and tightened skin tone
Brightens skin and protects against discoloration and uneven skin tone.
Active IngredientsOur Signature Proprietary Blend Actives includes:Cupana Seed Extract (Paullina Cupana)Its high caffeine content and stimulating properties make Paullinia cupana particularly effective in weight-loss programs as it helps increase the metabolic rate and improves thermogenesis. Studies have shown that Paullinia cupana positively affects lipid metabolism, enhances weight loss, and increases basal energy expenditure.Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera)The soothing, mucilage-rich gel from Aloe barbadensis is obtained from the inner filet of its fresh leaves.Aloe gel contains polysaccharides and glycoproteins – active compounds that together reduce inflammation, stimulate cell proliferation and promote skin repair.Centella asicticaCentella beneficial effects on the venous system help in strengthening the capillaries and veins and in so doing assists with better blood circulation.With its effect on connective tissue great value is achieved with the synthesis of collagen, thickening of the skin (a great anti-aging property – as we age our skins become thinner), increasing the tensile strength of the flesh, wound healing and repair of damaged tissue.Equisetum arvense (Horsetail)The horsetail constitutes one of the most diuretic species in all the plants. It possesses a great capacity to eliminate water from the body; in such a point to increase urination up to 30% more than what is habitual. Equisetum arvense effectively helps to reduce weight due to the action of several components, which includes equisetonin, potassium, calcium, magnesium, ascorbic acid and caffeic acid. As a diuretic it is particularly suited to metabolic or hormonal oedema during the menopause. The diuretic action is thought to be due partly to the flavonoids and saponins.Arctium lappa root extract (Burdock root)Arctium Lappa Root Extract is an aqueous extract of the fresh roots of the Burdock plant.One of the benefits attributed to burdock root is its ability to cleanse the body. It offers a stimulating effect on the excretory systems, helping them rid the body of toxins.Palmaria Palmata Extract (Red Algae/ Dulse)Dulse extract has been clinically proven to possess free radical scavenging activity, making dulse useful as an antioxidant. The seaweed has also been demonstrated to inhibit the growth of lipid (fat) cells. It also inhibits melanin synthesis, limits melanosome transportation and UV-induced pigmentation to brighten skin complexion. Laminaria Digitata (Atlantic Kelp)Laminaria is used mainly in treatments against cellulite and obesity, either alone or combined with other extracts to enhance its activity.The mineral salts and especially iodine stimulate the general metabolism and cause an increase in the osmotic exchanges thus bringing about elimination of the excess fluids. This phenomenon is made use of in the treatment of cellulite and obesity, hence the use of Laminaria extracts in our wrap preparations.Rosa Damascena (Damask Rose Oil) The Bulgarian Rose is a plant that’s packed with therapeutic benefits. It is a wonderful anti-inflammatory agent and tissue regenerator. High in antioxidants, it offers amazing properties of hydration to the skin and eases conditions brought on by stress, for example, insomnia and tension.
Note: Clients will be unwrapped after 25 minutes if entire treatment is administered within our salon.
Application of proprietary plant and mineral blend on selected parts of the body.
Firm insulation of targeted treatment areas to reduce, lift and tone.
Targeted compression from our wrap also helps rid the body of impurities and fatty acids through lymphatic drainage.
Once fully wrapped, client is encouraged to maintain light physical motion for the duration of the wrap to increase circulation and enhance results.
Treatment Areas:(Select any 3 parts)
Tummy and love handles
Front and back thighs
Established in Switzerland, Marie France Bodyline has
more than 25 years of experience in helping individuals to lose weight
naturally. Marie France Bodyline offers
weight-loss and inch-loss solutions without strict dieting, strenuous exercise
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It’s about every food I’ve cooked with heart and loves