Cauliflower Carrot Fritters

~ Posted on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 at 7:38 AM ~

For this post, I am sharing my next food recipe, a clever way to disguise the vegetables and get everyone (me included!) to eat vegetables!! So here goes my post on Cauliflower Carrot Fritters  :

Ingredients:

* Water (to cook vege)
* Cauliflower florets - quantity up to you
* Carrots - quantity up to you
* All-purpose flour
* Salt and pepper to taste
* 1 egg, lightly beaten
* Oil for frying fritters
* Optional: You can put in other types of vegetables (broccoli etc), cheese for saltier taste, onions

Methods:
* Put the vegetables into a pot of water, bring water to boil and cook for about 4-5 minutes.
* Drain the cauliflower and carrots before you transfer them to a cutting board and finely chop.
* Place the chopped veggies in a large bowl; add in the flour and stir to coat.
* Fold in the salt, pepper and egg.
* Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
* Put the fritter mixture one at a time, I just use my hand to make a small bite sized balls. Cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes, then carefully flip over and cook for about 4 minutes more. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess oil if needed.


Outcome:

For a person who does not like to eat vegetables (ehem, ehem, that's me!!!) I would have to say these are pretty good! I found myself chomping away without feeling weird or giddy that I'm eating vegetables! Only thing I would change when I'm making this again in future is to try other veges and make it more salty a wee bit.

Cauliflower Carrot Fritters


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Product Review - Cloth Books

~ Posted on Monday, February 03, 2014 at 7:34 AM ~

I was looking around for some nice cloth books which we can use and read to our kiddos before their bedtime now that our almost 5 years old boy has started his preK and we have started establishing our daily routine. I couldn't contain my excitement when I stumbled upon these 2 cloth books as I can immediately think how fun and educational they would be for us! I had initially intended to purchase the cloth books when the sponsor generously offered to sponsor me the books in exchange for my review.

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"We're a friendly online store which mainly providing educational toys, cloth books, family tee and other mother baby items. Owning a cute and active toddler of our own, we understand what a parent would need. We love to bring convenience for all busy parents to just browse online, place order and all items would be delivered to you by door step. niceVin, your family store."

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 I will start off with the 1st book which is "My Quiet Book". This book is so colorful! It is a little over 6 inches long and 6 inches wide and opens up to about 12 inches long in reading/playing mode. I like that you can close up the book by zipping it up all around and that there is a cloth handle for you to hold and carry it around. Neat!

I like this book for its educational purposes. When I go through this book, I think of the Montessori methods where children learns everyday tasks such as tying up shoe laces, working with zips and buttons and more.


The 2nd book which I totally fall head over heels with is the "Little Bear's Lullaby and Good Night Book".

This book is just so freaking cute and awesome! It is a little over 6 inches long and 6 inches wide and opens up to about 12 inches long in reading/playing mode. I like that you can close up the book by zipping it up all around and that there is a cloth handle for you to hold and carry it around.

I like this book as it helps to guide our kiddos and ease them into a proper bedtime routine. Brushing teeth, bathing, changing into their bedtime clothes, reading a bedtime story book, praying, and then going to sleep, all this are pretty much what we incorporates into our bedtime routine.

 


The cool and cute thing I like about this book is that you can move some of the objects (milk, soap, pajamas etc) and help the teddy bear as it gets ready for bedtime.

You can actually take out its clothes, put it into the bath tub, bath it with the soap, put on its pajamas and so on. Way, way, way realistic and cute at the same time.

Everynight, right before we get ready to sleep, we will take this book out and our kiddos will be waiting for either hubby or myself to go through this book with them.

I normally let them in-charge of each subsequent pages, first Benjamin then Alyson and so on until we finished the whole book. Both of them will be excited to be responsible and helping teddy bear gets ready for bedtime.  This book is a must have!!!

 

Summary: The "Little Bear's Lullaby and Good Night Book" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, I love it so much that I bought another one as a gift to our close friend. The "My Quiet Book" is a wonderful book as well as it  to have and I am glad to be given the opportunity to review this product and keeping it. Recommended! 

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You can get the "Little Bear's Lullaby and Good Night Book" & "My Quiet Book" from niceVIN Facebook page.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the product by niceVIN 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. I'm a full-time mummy

Black Bean & Red Dates Drink

~ Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8:03 AM ~

For this post, I am sharing my drink recipe, my mum in law make this for me occasionally when I was in my confinement phase (well, we DIY our confinement and don't follow the practises so this is the only herbal thingy I took) Apparently, this concoction helps to increase breastmilk production on top of nourishing our body after giving birth.

Do note that the version that my MIL made is very easy to follow that I am now following every other day - especially now that I have my jug of Tupperware thermos! Anyway here goes my post on Black Bean & Red Dates Drink:

Ingredients:

* Water (boiling water)
* Red dates - seeds removedm, quantity up to you
* Black beans - rinsed, quantity up to you

* Optional: You can Google around for other recipes as I've seen others adding pork, cuttlefish, goji berries and many many more

Methods:
* Rinse a handful of black beans and some red dates in a container for a few minutes.
* Cut the red dates, remove the seeds (I remembered my MIL telling me the seeds must be removed as it is toxic)

* Drain the black beans, placed into thermos together with red dates.
* Add boiling water until the maximum level you can for the thermos.
* Cover up the thermos and leave it overnight.
* Your black bean & red dates drink is ready to drink by the time morning comes! Yummm!!


Outcome:

Do note that I'm trying out this recipe using the Tupperware thermos, which can yield just a cup of the drink. If you want more, you can actually slow cook or boil the ingredients in a pot for few hours. In the meantime, do read up the links below for the benefits of black beans and red dates.

 

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