Wanna lose weight? Know Your Daily Calorie Needs Better

“Keeping fit? Know more about your Daily Caloric Intake.”

Food energy is the amount of energy in food and drink that is available through digestion of our diet. The values for food energy are traditionally expressed in kilocalories (kcal) and kilojoules (kJ). The food calories = kilocalories (kcal).

Recommended daily intake of calories has been established at 2000 calories per day. However, experts believed that the calories-intake varies on each individual depending on various factors e.g. one’s lifestyle, physical work and daily activities level, body weight and height, gender, and even age group. read more

Yummy Ginseng Chicken Soup

We liked to drink soup. Westerners liked creamy soup, Asians liked herbal soup. Singaporeans liked both the creamy soup e.g. Cream of mushroom and herbal soup e.g. Ginseng Chicken soup. In Singapore, it was easy to find stores or even top-notch Chinese restaurants selling good tonic soup. However, I still found it the best to homecook! at least we knew what goes into the soup.

Some of my friends told me that they do not have time to boil herbal soup as it would take hours to extract the essence of the herbs. I suggested them using a slow cooker. Some said they heard that the soup cooked from slow cooker does not taste nice, but I wouldn’t quite agree.. I used slow cooker to boil my herbal/ tonic soups and even Bak Kut Teh (Meaty pork bone herbal soup), during workdays. Just put water, meat, and herbs or herbs packet in the pot, set slow cooker to Auto mode to slow boil in the morning before going off to work. By the time we reached home in the evening, the aroma of ginseng soup filled the house…. Add salt to taste, just about 5 min before served. read more

Fragrant Chinese Fried Rice and Simple Pan-Fried Pork Chop Recipes

“Back-to-basic fried rice to pair with simple pan-fried pork chop”

As usual, express (yet balanced diet) home-cooked dinner for our weekday. I planned tonight’s dinner since last evening. Saw the frozen pork chops and mixed peas in the freezer before I cooked dinner last evening, I knew what will be my tomorrow’s dinner then! I cooked extra rice for that night, ready to reserve the extras in the freezer overnight. What else? Fried rice with pork chop meal is the best option for tonight’s dinner! read more

Prawn Noodle Soup (虾面汤)

“Homemade Prawn Noodle Soup that you can’t resist”

1 dish meal is always the easiest cooking as weekday dinner. It could be prepared in 1 hour time, less dishes to wash after meal, and All-in-One balance diet.

I brought medium-sized prawns from the market on Sunday morning (since I do not have time to go market on Monday morning). Prawns have to be fresh since the whole prawn including shell will be used. I kept it in the freezer overnight, and took it out and stored at the defrost compartment this morning. All other ingredients were also in the refrigerator. read more

What is Cholesterol? Steps to control HDL and LDL in you and your child!

“Having a feast everyday? What is your Cholesterol level? What is Cholesterol and how does Cholesterol make you “SICK” and “HEALTHY”?!”

Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like substance (the combination of fat and protein called a lipoprotein) found in the bloodstream and in all your body’s cells. It’s normal to have cholesterol. Cholesterol is an important part of a healthy body because it’s used for producing cell membranes and some hormones, and serves other needed bodily functions. But too much cholesterol in the blood causes blood vessels to become narrowed with fatty deposits called plaques. This leads to a major risk for cardiovascular disease (heart and blood vessels diseases) and causes stroke. read more

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden at Botanic Gardens


“$7m green space meant to give the youngs an insight into natural world”

Isn’t sure where to go with the children over the weekends? That’s this great park that would speak for itself.

Sharing a post on the Asia’s first garden for children was part of my assignment. Yes, this great place opens just around your neighborhood here in Singapore!

This newly opened Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden at the Botanic Gardens (at the Bukit Timah core) in Singapore was a great place to nurture a child on appreciation to the nature. For the active ones, this certainly was a place with extensively large space for them to deplete their energy in a positive way. read more

It’s about every food I’ve cooked with heart and loves