Pan-Fried Red Tilapia in Sambal Oelek Sauce

~ Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 7:08 AM ~

For this post, I am sharing my next food recipe, Pan-Fried Red Tilapia in Sambal Oelek Sauce. I bought this sambal oelek sauce from iHerb and decided to try it out on a fish dish I made for our dinner. Without further ado, here is the recipe for Pan-Fried Red Tilapia in Sambal Oelek Sauce:

* Red tilapia
* 1 tsp of salt
* 2 tbsp of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
* Garlic - 1-2 cloves sliced finely
* 1 tbsp of Sambal Oelek Sauce
* Oil - about 1 tbsp

* Wash the fish, make sure fish is as dry as possible (use paper towel to absorb)
* Marinate with salt and Sriracha hot chili sauce for about 10-15 minutes.
* You may coat the fish with cornflour if you want to prevent the fish from sticking to your pan (makes no different for me whether I use this or not)
* Heat up oil in pan.
* Fry the garlic next until you smell nice garlic-ky smell from the frying pan. Be careful not to overfry them as it will give bitter taste then.
* Fry the fish for about 4-5 minutes before frying the other side for about 3-4 minutes.
* If fish flakes upon poking with chopstick or fork, then fish is done. Take out fish and set aside in a plate.
* Add the Sambal Oelek Sauce on top of the fish.


Pan-Fried Red Tilapia in Sambal Oelek Sauce

This is GOOD! I love this! Maybe it is the type of fish that gives out fresh soft flaky flesh but coupled with the Sriracha hot chili sauce and the sambal oelek sauce, this fish is spicy-licious and yummylicious! This recipe is definitely for keeps!

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Shorter Time Between Pregnancies Linked To Earlier Delivery

~ Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 7:41 AM ~

"Women who become pregnant again within 18 months after having a baby are more likely to deliver early, according to a new study. Past reports have also linked having a short interpregnancy interval with a greater risk of premature birth.

The findings suggest a short interpregnancy interval is also linked to the risk of a baby being born a week or two early, though not technically premature. These early term births at 37 and 38 weeks of gestation (full term is 39 to 40 weeks) can have a negative impact on a newborn’s health.

Waiting could help mothers manage their weight and stay healthy and also benefit their earlier child’s health and wellbeing. "

When I came across this article, I can't help but to compare against my records.

1st kiddo - I was pregnant at 39 weeks+ before I delivered naturally.
2nd kiddo - I was pregnant at 38 weeks+ before I delivered naturally. Gap between 1st and 2nd kiddo is 2.5 years.
3rd kiddo - I was pregnant at 38 weeks+ before I delivered naturally. Gap between 2nd and 3rd kiddo is 2 years.

Although our kiddos' gap were between 2 to 2.5 years, based on my records, my labours were getting shorter.

How about yours?

(Source: Reuters UK)

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Product Review - Seven Seas Fruit Gummies

~ Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 7:31 AM ~

About a month ago, I received an email on the possibility to review some fruit gummies. Our kiddos love to munch on gummies and I thought I could give this a try since these gummies are enriched with vitamins and minerals. Anyway, let's continue with my review below...

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Seven Seas Fruit Gummies

About the products:
"Seven Seas, one of most trusted healthcare brands in the U.K, has the perfect solution with their range of Kids Fruit Gummies. Kids just love these yummy, healthy Fruit Gummies and it’s a fun way to get them strong and healthy. Available in packs of 30 delicious tasting gummies, Seven Seas Fruit Gummies come in three flavors, each enriched with different vitamins and minerals essential for the children’s formative years. Strawberry Fruit Gummies contains Vitamins A, B6 and C, Blackcurrant has Vitamin C and zinc, and the Orange variant comes with calcium and Vitamin D.

At Seven Seas, we believe a healthy life begins with proper nutrition. Let Seven Seas help you and your family live a healthier life. Now, with Seven Seas Kids Fruit Gummies, vitamins and minerals are just a yummy chew away. These gummies are also free from preservatives, artificial colourings and flavourings. "

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I received 3 bottles of Seven Seas Fruit Gummies - Strawberry, Blackcurrant and Orange. According to the product page, "Strawberry Fruit Gummies contains Vitamins A, B6 and C, Blackcurrant has Vitamin C and zinc, and the Orange variant comes with calcium and Vitamin D".

Seven Seas Fruit Gummies

The gummies are really cute - it looks just like the fruits they represents: Strawberry, Blackcurrant and Orange - right down to the matching fruit colors.

Seven Seas Fruit Gummies

The moment our 5 years old boy saw what's inside the bottles, he stood next to me asking for one to try. His 2.5 years old sister was not aware of what was inside but stood next to her brother trying to see what caught her brother's attention. Hahahah... what I did was I will give them each 3 gummies (Strawberry, Blackcurrant and Orange) every day before their breakfast, sometimes if I forget, our boy will dutifully reminds me that I have forgotten to give them the gummies.

To be honest, I do have my apprehension when it comes to gummies as I always relate these gummies to the sugary icing mess around the gummies candy which are commonly sold in supermarkets and retail marts. But the Seven Seas Fruit Gummies does not have those icky sugary icing that I was dreading at so that was one worries off my list when I let our kiddos try the gummies out.

I am also happy to know that the Seven Seas Fruit Gummies are also free from preservatives, artificial colourings and flavourings so I look forward to giving them to our kiddos every morning.

In summary, our kiddos just love them... and never forget to take their vitamins every day!

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The products are available in all leading pharmacies nationwide. You can browse for more products at

Btw, Seven Seas are also running a nationwide 'Colour & Win' contest. You could let your child participate by colouring the Seven Seas Gummy Fruity Heroes on the contest form and stand a chance to win a Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Lite/Kids or other goodies.

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Do note that I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.