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Chow Mien (Stir Fried Chinese Yellow Noodle 炒面) for Toddler

“Get a child to get oyster mushrooms in this simple vegetarian Chow Mien? How about having it better by adding the super food, Quinoa, as well as liquid aminos, into his meals?”

My son loves the Chinese yellow noodle (Chinese alkaline noodle), usually being prepared in soup as fish balls noodle soup selling at most of the hawker centers, food courts and coffee shops in Singapore and other parts of Asia.

This thin yellow noodle would also commonly be cooked in fried noodle (Chinese Chow Mien) or the Mee Goreng (Indian fried noodle) style which easily found selling outside. Having that said, these fried noodles selling at the stores are usually over seasoned or spicy.

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My Cooking Inspiration

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.

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Marie France Bodyline to the Rescue

“Slimming treatment in need?”

I was offered to try out a new slimming program at MarieFrance (“MF”) last week. To be exact, two treatments. The award-winning =&0=&, and a new body wrap therapy with so many effective active ingredients (*posted in my previous post) named =&1=&

What a great chance since I am still in the process of getting back to my pre-pregnancy weight, though it’s already 6 month since my baby boy was born!

I used to have my usual diet program and supplement that helpme effectively. However, as I am still breastfeeding my baby and going to continue to breastfeed as long as possible, I have to put my dieting program on hold. So, I always wonder if I could get any professional help to expedite my weight lost during this period, and lucky to know, these slimming treatments from MF spot on! 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=&2=& =&4=& =&5=& Specially created to eliminate stubborn fat deposits from undesirable spots like love handles, flabby upper arms and thighs, this non-invasive technology incorporates proven techniques of ultrasound fat breaking and Marie France Bodyline’s signature Fat Mobilisation System (FMS) body wrap concept.
The FMS works by encouraging the depletion of heat energy from within the body thereby forcing the body to compensate for the loss of heat energy by tapping into its accumulated storage of fats to “burn off” as energy. Clients get a further booster of Anti-Cellulite Serum with deep tissue detoxification massage forenhanced results.
Recommended Treatment Areas
1.                  Front and back thighs 2.                  Thighs and calves 3.                  Front and back upper arms 4.                  Love handles Treatment received on my back thighs. =&7=&=&8=& 1.                  Body treatment areas are cleansed with a warm towel 2.                  Preparation of Ultrasound Gel and Anti cellulite serum mixture 3.                  Application of Intelect mobile ultrasound with serum mixture for 9 minutes per area (i.e.9 minutes each for 2 areas)  4.                  Massage with Anti Cellulite serum for 20 minutes 5.                  FMS wrap on treated areas for 20 minutes It was certainly apleasant and relaxing experience. The service staff and therapists were friendly and always carry a smile with them. During the entire process, I was well informed by the therapist every step she was going to proceed as well as the duration of each procedure beforehand. I liked it this way, so that you would not be caught in surprise for what they are doing on you, especially if you are first time there. =&9=& =&11=&45 minutes 

Usual Price: The Intelect Spot Shaping Treatment is available at all Marie France Bodyline outlets in Singapore at S$360 per session.

Contour Sculpt Body System

Yes, this is the new body wrap therapy just launched in Singapore. My treatment areas were the tummy and thighs.

Body wrap treatment is usually what people hates as it deems a long boring wait, lying down on the bed in the treatment room and do nothing, but a wait (or sleep). However, this CSBS body wrap turns out to be one of my favourite treatment. I never ‘waited’. They actually transferred me to another cozy room with a comfortable sofa seat. During the process, I just had to sit down, enjoyed my magazine and drinks while treated in the wrap on my lower body. In the end, I think 25 minutes was a little too short (laughing)! 

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Contour Sculpt Body System By Marie France Bodyline

=&0=& 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 Ingredients Our 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 asictica Centella 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.   =&10=& 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
  •  Arms
  •  Calves
  •  Buttocks
  • Back
Price: $128 ~   =&12=& =&13=& 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
or pills.

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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)!

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The Correct Way to Cook Instant Noodles

“No choice, but to eat instant noodles? Here’s the correct way to cook instant noodles without harming our bodies and health (that much..)”

I have been sharing this piece of nutritional information with my readers in My Wok Life’s Face Book Fan Club. I did not post it up earlier on, because these types of nutritional tips/ information were supposed to be exclusive to my readers who joined me in my FB, as promised. However, it seems to be something useful to be known, for the sake of your health, if you are one who hasn’t really came across this message.

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