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Philips Avent Combined Steamer and Blender for making yummy and nutritious baby food

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This 2-in-1 steamer and blender is what I always want to get for making baby food as I think it is one of the great baby food making equipments.

Besides enjoying the convenience of ‘steam, flip and blend’, all in one appliance, the main plus point of buying this is actually the benefit of retaining possibly all nutrients from the food.

Yes, steaming is probably the best cooking method for baby food as it helps to preserve the most original flavour as well as its nutrients. Oh well, you might be thinking why can’t I steam it with the usual steamer or the conventional ‘wok’ way? Of course, you can. It’s still workable and good. However, in my opinion, this steamer cum blender may be able to do a better job here. According to their introduction, this Combined Steamer and Blender actually retains more essential nutrients as the juices that are released from the food during the steaming process will be retained and mixing back into the food during the blending process, instead of evaporated through the steam releases out during the conventional steaming process. read more

First Baby Food – Avocado Purée

“Baby First Food from 4 months+”

Today’s my baby first weaning to have semi-solid food on his 5.5 months.

I was so excited for the past weeks thinking which food shall I start with as the first solid food in his life. I chose Avocado in the end. I personally loved Avocado and that this delicious fruit has to be my precious baby’s first food (chuckles)! Another reason to choose Avocado other than the usual pear which was usually recommended, you do not need to cook or steam it. I am not lazy! I was just making it an easy starting to keep my baby and myself going.Oh yes, he likes it alot! Finished almost all. :)

[Ingredients Value] Avocado:

Super fruit that packed with nutrients and good fat that you will be amazed by its remarkable health benefits. Rich in fiber, folic acid, potassium, Vitamin E and good fatty acid. It is simply beneficial to almost everyone who takes it on regular basis, even the unborn in the stomach, if taken by the pregnant mummy!

Serves 2
Ingredients 
1 ripe avocado, 90% blacken on the skin
50ml – 80ml of breast milk or formula milk

Method

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If you yourself wanting to eat it, how? No worries, I have a fabulous recipe for you, of course. A recipe I always use to make for my breast fast or tea. I’ll will post it tomorrow or so, wait.. :)

Tips: Use room temperature Avocado.
* Choose ripe Avocado which has ripen with almost 90% blacken in its outer skin.
* If you bought an unripe dark green avocado, leave it outside in the kitchen table for 3 – 4 days.
* Adjust the adding of milk to your preferred texture of avocado purée. The more milk you add, the smoother and softer consistency yields.
* First day of weaning, try with 2 teaspoons of feeding will do. Add amount of feeding gradually. read more

Hotplate Tofu with Mushroom on Egg Bed (铁板豆腐)

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Did I tell you that I bought a Happy Call Pan? Actually, I bought this a while ago through online purchase which comes with some small freebies, e.g. silicon dish mat, extra sealer strips, and etc. Oh yes, I did… Hey, I am not here to promote any Happy Call products in my post, simply sharing what I have gotten for my cooking use. As usual, it’s just a piece of information, if you like to know (smile).

Happy Call Multi Purpose Double Pan

And, sorry for not sharing with you immediately (really tired during this ‘crucial’ period), but today, I have a simple and healthy recipe, cooking with this pan. Also, to show you another way to use the bottled mushrooms in your cooking. read more

Chinese Tonic Soup with Pork Pancreas and Radishes (青红萝卜炖豬橫脷大补汤)

“It’s nourishing and flavorful. Don’t hate the idea of cooking pork pancreas in this tonic soup, try it first. Find out how amazing it could be, to help you to add an experience in your cooking journey.”

[Ingredients Value]
Pig Pancreas:
Offal dishes are greatly consumed and most likeable by Cantonese people. By and large, offal is widely used in Cantonese culinary. From the most common braised trotter to the popular roasted chicken livers, Cantonese people are crowned the dialect group that uses offal in their cooking the most, and that includes soup cooking. read more

Reminders of MY Week

“Be my friend! SIMPLY, talk to me; Comment me; Follow me; Add me; Join me, in MY FaceBook.”

It’s all about revamping, upgrading and changing of images, driving me into having this idea for My Face Book Fan Club… A reminder of the week, on cooking, preparation of food, daily life, anything, and everything which comes to my mind, prepared or out of the blue. Something simply pops out from my mind, to remind you on the spot (lucky I have my iPhone or iPad with me all the time.. tongue sticking out)! read more

Steps to create a Pineapple Boat to serve your rice in an eye-pleasing way

“Make use of the ‘unwanted’ pineapple shell to create a food for your eyes”

Delicious food is meant for the stomach, but don’t forget to feed our eyes, too. When come to good food, great food presentation enhances our appetite through making the dish more visually pleasing. You want your cooking to taste not just great, but look great, too. Here’s a way you could create an elegant presentation just as what you get in the restaurant, without extra cost…

Steps:
1) Choose a large ripe pineapple. read more