3 reasons why you should invest in a spiralizer

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Eating healthy doesn’t have to be a struggle, thanks to my latest kitchen gadget – the spiralizer! The one I’m using is the Gefu Spirelli Spiral Slicer – a handheld spiralizer that basically works like a pencil sharpener. It’s easy to use and I like that it doesn’t take up much space. If you’re wondering whether a spiralizer is worth the purchase, consider these three reasons. Make instant unprocessed meals Most of us lead such busy lives, we don’t always feel like spending a long hour in the kitchen. Instead of reaching for those instant noodles, whip up a quicker and better meal with a spiralizer. It takes under two...

oh happy pie: homemade meat pies for your canine

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If you’ve been following us for awhile, you’ll realise that we cook Muffles’ every meal. It’s a lot of work but seeing him keep good health makes it all worthwhile. Of course, his food journey didn’t start with home-cooked meals. Like every first pet parent, we had him on kibbles then raw and finally, home cooked. We’re not fans of processed dry food for Muffles and the raw diet has its benefits, but home-cooked worked out best for him. Every canine fares differently under different diets. Some live long and well on kibbles while others don’t. It really is a bit of a trial and error. For the most part,...

toddler tested: sticky wall activity

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I am so excited to start the ‘Toddler Tested’ series with you guys. This is where I will be documenting how Zooey responds to new activities, toys and food she tries out. The first post for this series is a sticky wall activity for toddlers. Any parent with a toddler knows that keeping the little ones busy is no easy task. Zooey, being the active toddler she is, will not focus on any activity (besides watching) for longer than 10 mins. And that’s on a good day. I am trying to cut down her media time, but dealing with the additional tantrums is proving to be quite the challenge. Thank...

stir-fried miso chicken with buckwheat noodles

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The crazy pace that I keep at work means that I compromise on my meals a fair bit. So whenever I get a day off, I like to take to the kitchen. It’s my way of de-stressing as well as gaining back a sense of control in my diet, and by extension, a little of my health.  All that said, I’m not one to spend endless hours in the kitchen. If you had read my earlier post you’ll know why. 🤗 Hitting my kitchen on this day off, I decided to try incorporating miso into a really quick and easy stir-fry recipe. Here’s the how to:  Ingredients  125g skinless chicken breast...

nesting rope bowls (DIY)

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I have a weak spot for pretty serveware. However, every time I buy a new plate or bowl I end up buying one with the same design. This is one I bought recently. My more than adequate collection of blue rimmed serveware became my inspiration behind these rope bowls.  I already had rope from a project that I abandoned. My attempt to crochet a giant rope carpet for Zooey’s play room last month was too time consuming and expensive. While in a crafty mood, I picked up my rope again yesterday to put together a completely different project.  I wanted a replica of my blue rimmed oval serving dish but...

scoop therapy: in lieu of 3 things for better work productivity 

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Work gets pretty crazy at the office. It gets so crazy that a lot of the times, it is easy to allow stress to build up, lose myself in the doing and forego the thinking.  If I let that snowball, I know I’ll eventually suffer what CEO of Corporate Balance, Michael E Kibler calls a “brownout”.  When considering how to prevent that in my own career, as with most, I turn to google. My search would typically read something like this: How to stay motivated at work; how to increase efficiency; how to be more productive; habits of successful women. And my search results often yielded plenty of listicals. Nine...

6 tips for cloth diaper newbies

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I must admit that before I first started using cloth diapers, I was scared of the cleanup. Baby poop on cloth just seemed nastier and I can’t just throw the diaper away. Nevertheless my husband and I agreed that the pros outweighed the cons. We went ahead and made the purchase! So far it has worked out great for us. The cleanup isn’t as horrible as I imagined it to be. Not that I look forward to each poopy diaper, but you get used to it. If you’re a new mummy (or daddy) who’s looking to cloth diaper your little one, here are 6 tips to make your cloth diaper...

b’day cake for the b’day boy

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Time really flies. Today, Muffles turns four. Convert the dog years to human years and my little pup is about 28 years old. Time really flies.  Now as with all our loved ones’ birthdays, one can never celebrate it without a cake right? So staying true to the tradition, my sister and I hit the kitchen, and set about baking the birthday boy a birthday cake – canine style. 😁  Basically, you’ll need every ingredient that you see in the image above. You may adjust the quantity of ingredients used, depending on the size of your Fido. We used it in the following quantity:  Half an apple, chopped  1kg of...

mini embossed birthday cards (DIY)

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I love September. Not only is it my birthday month but some of my most favourite people (you know who you are!) are also celebrating their birthdays in the coming week. Today I am sharing a simple birthday card DIY because special people deserve a little handmade love. As much as I love making cards, they can be time-consuming for us busy mums. So I usually stick to making little 2.5 x 2.5″ cards. They’re quicker to make and you don’t necessarily need an envelope for them, because they can double as gift tags. I don’t know why I didn’t think to incorporate dry embossing onto a card before. The...

how I save on hand soap

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When you’re a mum to a toddler, you invest extra time and care to making sure your hands (and your little one’s) are almost always clean. I wash my hands twice as much now than I used to, especially before I prepare Zooey’s meals and after diaper changes. We can go through an entire bottle of hand soap within a week! I don’t buy hand soap. I am just not comfortable using cheaper brands of liquid soap on a daily basis because they often contain a lot of chemical nasties. And natural liquid hand soaps are too expensive to buy in large amounts. (We have to stick to our budget.)...