Saturday, July 28, 2007

Last of the forbidden foods...

Our family faced a scare on Thursday, when Mama was suspected of having a stroke. She went to the doctor's, saying her face felt numb and heavy, and was immediately told to go to the hospital A&E.

She's alright now, after an overnight observation and several tests, and am I relieved it wasn't a stroke! Turns out, her cholesterol level is high, which caused the numbness and heaviness, which has since gone away. PHEW!

But... A dietary change is in order, for everyone in the family. The dietitian made some suggestions, like substituting full cream milk and coconut milk with low-fat, eating less meat, removing all visible fat before cooking, that kind of thing. Man, I just hope coffee tastes okay with a non-dairy low fat creamer.

I leave you with photos from last week. All these foods (and drinks!) I have to consume less of...


Last Thursday I had ice-cream with Akmar
(who took this photo)
That same night, hazelnut hot chocolate with Shad
And on Sunday... Cake! At Luqman & Nas' birthday BBQ
Monday- Lunchbox with rice and leftover satay (from BBQ)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I counted twelve 'Starbucks' in this entry

I know, my Photoshop skill kills. At Starbucks with Sarah and Sari.

I've been consuming alot of Starbucks, man. I really like my hazelnut hot chocolate but it makes me want to puke afterwards. That really sucks, lah.

When Yasmin came over, I had Starbucks coffee with her and after that it was Starbucks, Starbucks, Starbucks.

I've never had so much Starbucks in my life! I think it's cos I've found my favourite (albeit puke-inducing) drink- THE HAZELNUT HOT CHOCOLATE.

At Starbucks with Sari sans Sarah.

Starbucks with Sarina, Starbucks with JY, Starbucks with Rashad, Starbucks with myself, Starbucks with Sarina and Sarah...

And tomorrow, Starbucks with Akmar.

Midweek snackbox.

afternoon snack

Chocolate croissant, choux pastry and coffee-choc-chip cookies! Not very healthy, I know. The chocolate croissant remains untouched in the box... Maybe I'll have it in awhile :) With coffee.

I ate the cookies while marking workbooks and before I knew it they were gone *moans*.

How has your week been so far? Good I hope! I can't wait for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007


On Sunday Shad & I went to the Science Center to catch the IMAX show, Dinosaurs- Giants of Patagonia .

Before the show started we went on the 'Dinosaurs' stimulated ride, which was really lame and not the least exciting! The graphics were really ugly and the 'storyline'... what storyline?

After that disappointing ride, we went to the souvenir shop where we oohed and ahhhed over big telescopes we can't afford and laughed at the souvenirs that don't exactly fit. What was Winnie the Pooh doing at the Science Centre gift shop? Beats me. Anyway, we came away with that thing I'm sinking my teeth into... (and checkout the bronto earrings I wore in honour of the event)

If you guessed ice-cream, you're almost right! It's Neapolitan flavour freeze-dried ice-cream!

I'm not sure Horatio approves...

Monday, July 09, 2007

Improved croquettes!

I made another batch of croquettes (plain potatoes with cubed carrots) after work today and just couldn't resist frying three for myself! Instead of mayo or chilli sauce, I ate the croquettes with McDonald's Sweet 'n Sour sauce. DELISH.

I also prefer this potatoes and carrots combo, it's easier to eat and not too 'heavy'. One tray is waiting in the freezer, bidding it's time!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Potato croquettes!

These would have tasted better with a little more seasoning! Really need to improve on salting- I find that I either undersalt, or oversalt =_=; I added ground beef to the croquettes, and next time I'd like to try fish croquettes, and cheese croquettes. Hmmm cheese croquette.

They were simple to make, and I think I can make a big batch on Sundays, freeze them, and fry them as needed. I have a feeling these are going to be a popular fixture in my lunchbox! Speaking of lunchbox, I bought two from Daiso recently! That, along with some bento accessories (cute dividers, cute little forks, cute tinfoil... you get the idea).

Recipe of sorts:

Boil potatoes, mash, add fried ground beef and onions, don't forget to season, shape into patties, dunk into egg and then breadcrumbs, and fry to perfection.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Crusty crusty baguette & the stuff to soak them in

Monday- Chicken curry
Wednesday - mutton soup

No I didn't cook any of these :p My mum did. They were delicious! I like curries better when they're cooked with yoghurt instead of coconut milk- gives it a tangy taste.

And if you're wondering how I resurrected the old digicam... NEIN, I didn't!

I got a new phone (well actually my dad bought it for me) it's the Sony Ericsson K800i, it came out sometime last year but I don't care! It takes 3.2 megapixel photos and that is all that matters : ) Here's to more yummy photos!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

!HEALTHY supper

My attempt at a healthy supper: alfalfa sprouts and sliced cheese between a toasted burger bun, 'sides' of carrot discs and baby tomatoes for that crunchy something. Obviously I was still feeling hungry after that and so I had some cold tofu.