Oh, how I missed all of you!! I miss our interactions online, the private messages, the comments, and most of all the emails. I had to cut back on blogging for a bit as I have been extremely busy cooking up a storm at Wholesome Eats by Cookit‘s kitchen. Recently, I’ve been working on creating a new menu that is both Keto and Paleo compliant. It’s still a work in progress. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited about it. Looking through past recipes, I see a lack of breakfast food yet it is something that is so important to us! I believe in starting the day right with delicious, nutritious, and gorgeous breakfast that is easy to put together. This recipe is a spin-off from a regular hash, minus the carbs. I usually prepare my ingredients the night before and saute it in the morning. Here is how you make it. Prepare all the ingredients. Heat pan on medium high heat with 1 tbsp olive oil. Add bacon and cook for 2 minutes. Then add zucchini, red pepper, and shimeiji mushrooms. If pan is dry, add 1-2 tsp olive oil, continue cooking for 5 minutes until zucchini is tender. Add kale, season with […]
About 3 weeks back I shared my SL Clinic BOTOX experience on this blog post. I’m am extremely happy to update that I’m loving how things have turned out. Not waking up to a nagging jaw pain is such a blessing and I no longer worry about my teeth suffering from hairline cracks from clenching and grinding of my teeth while I sleep. Besides that, people around me have been commenting that I lost weight, around the face area at least! haha! This time, I’m back at SL Clinic to see Dr Kelvin Chua for my first Hifu experience. With age, comes the loss of collagen and saggy skin. Although I’m not at the stage where my skin is deeply wrinkled or saggy, signs of ageing are definitely showing. There are lines around my eyes when I smile, and areas on my cheeks that show mild skin depressions that I have noticed. During my consultation with Dr Chua, he explained that those are caused by the loss of collagen. Sure, I can use fillers to fill those areas, but that doesn’t address the deeper issue. So he suggested Hifu for the lower half of my face as that is the area that […]
What do you get when you put 3 ingredients together? This amazingly delicious & crispy Sesame Chicken Wings! 5 minutes to put together to marinate, and another 5 to fry it up. Toss in more sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds for that extra touch but that's optional because it's already great on its own. This recipe can't be any easier!
I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’ve been doing Masseter BOTOX®, better known as jaw botox for a while now. It started about 2 years back when I visited my dentist. I was told that little hairline cracks have started to appear on my teeth. Then I realised why I have been waking up to jaw pain every morning that sometimes causes my head to hurt as well. I have been grinding and clenching my teeth while I sleep. That was when she suggested botox or mouth guard. No prize for which option I decided on. Since then, I’d go see an aesthetic doctor every half a year for my masseter botox. BOTOX® helps to weaken the muscles to stop involuntary grinding and clenching of the jaw. This significantly relaxes the muscle and reduces the wear and tear on the teeth due to grinding and clenching. The effect lasts for approximately 6 to 9 months. The lost of muscle mass also will give a slimmer jawline akin to weight loss. I’d be lying if I say that the added slimming of my face doesn’t excite me. Find me a female who doesn’t want to look slimmer. Bet you can’t! haha. […]
It's really nice to hear from some of you via DMs and private message, asking if everything is okay as I've been rather quiet lately. You all are such sweethearts and I appreciate the concern. Everything has been a whirlwind lately. A great opportunity came knocking and turned our world upside down, but in the greatest way possible! And with that, I present my new project >> Wholesome Eats by Cookit.
Chinese New Year is just around the corner. A lot of my foodie friends have been busy with their preparation. I am seeing a lot of very lovely looking doggie shaped sweet treats. The usual suspects that we will always see at reunion dinner and Lunar new year celebrations are pineapple tarts, love letters, bak kwa, steamed or fried fish, and roast meat, just to name a few. One of the most prominent dish, and also the most expensive, has got to be the famous Pen Cai. In this post, I'm going to show you how easy it is to make your own Pen Cai.
It is probably weird to say, "I feel good about eating pie!". With this recipe, you can actually say and feel the same way too! The same amount of comfort for half the calories! Using mashed cauliflower as a topping instead of mashed potatoes significantly reduces the total amount of carbohydrates for this dish. It lightens up the normally rich and heavy meal without compromising the comforting aspect associated with it.
Goma meaning Sesame, Tonyu translate to soymilk, and Nabe is hot pot in Japanese. This Sesame Soymilk Hot Pot is the perfect combination of creamy, silky, savoury soup base balanced with a tinge of sweetness. Feeling rather guilty with all the festive feasting while we were in the USA I've probably consumed more carbs and calories than I should, in order to keep warm in the sub-zero weather. Back to eating better, especially one that is loaded with vegetables, low in carbs, still comforting yet healthy.
One thing that most Singaporean home cook can relate to, is the limited kitchen counter space we have. So when I come across something compact and multi-functional, you’ll see me do my little O.M.G dance. Especially one that is an all-rounder with 16 auto menu and cooking modes such as steam, bake, roast, ferment, sterilize, and healthy fry with little to no oil at all. It’s an oven that will replace your steamer, sterilizer, and air-fryer. The Panasonic NU-SC100W Cubie Oven is what I’m talking about. I put the 15L capacity oven to the test in one recipe to try out 3 of its functions and I’m going to share with you my experience. The Panasonic Cubie oven is compact measuring 355 x 455 x 351 mm to fit on countertops without taking much space. It weighs only 10.8kg, light enough to move it around when needed. Although compact, the oven has no problem fitting a 1.5kg chicken, whole fish, 24 buns, or a 10-inch pizza. I think you might even be able to fit 2 x 1.5kg chicken, if you spatchcock it. It comes with a 600ml water tank removable on the top right of the machine, and a drip tray below […]
Bought a bunch of thyme and had so much left in my fridge. Froze some for use later, made some thyme tea to drink, and used some for this recipe. I wanted to make Creamy Chicken with Asparagus, but couldn’t find any asparagus at my local grocery store. However, broccolini was on offer so I bought some to substitute for asparagus. My girls call it the skinny broccoli. They are big fan or broccoli, but they have this weird habit of eating the buds and leaving the trunks. However, they will eat broccolini whole. Buds, trunks, stems, stalk, or whatever the girls call it. Since I’ve already made the family a honey mustard pork chop meal a few days ago, I thought I’d make something cream based. I kept it gluten-free by using tapioca flour instead of regular flour to dredge the chicken breasts. Served with sweet potato mash for the husband and I. The girls had it with gluten-free penne pasta tossed in the glorious creamy sauce. Feel free to use regular all purpose flour if you don’t mind the gluten.