two-ingredient banana pancakes

two-ingredient banana pancakes

I have not gone paleo. I am not on a diet (though maybe I should be). I just had very ripe bananas on my counter and an excess of eggs. Also, I was running out of ideas what to feed my toddler for breakfast and bananas and eggs happen to be some of her favorite foods.

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strawberry shortcake

strawberry shortcake

To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever had a strawberry shortcake. I think it’s because it never really appealed to me. But when a good friend of yours, who you know also happens to be an amazing cook makes a strawberry shortcake, you have to eat it. And I did. And it was good. Amazing actually. So good I find excuses to make this.

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BLW: Prune Puree

Despite my efforts to feed E a balanced diet, she still got a little constipated.

A constipated baby is not a happy baby. There was much groaning and effort on E’s part to pass out poo the past few days. Unfortunately, only small lumps were ejected! Oh well. Pear is usually my go-to fibre boost for E, as such I always have a stash of frozen pear puree in the freezer. However, after consuming lots of pear, poor E was still constipated. I decided to try prune puree instead.

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sunken apple and honey cake

sunken apple and honey cake

Two months ago we went apple picking and came home with about 10 pounds of apples. The hubs was a little concerned that we wouldn’t be able to finish them all before they went bad, but his fears were largely unfounded. I made about 2 different apple desserts – an apple tart and this delicious apple honey cake. Both recipes were from the Smitten Kitchen blog (thank you Deb!). We consumed the rest of the apples heartily as an after dinner treat.

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my first green smoothie

green smoothie

The hubs and I have embarked on the Mayo Clinic Diet once again. This time round we are (I believe) more prepared. I’m also less anxious about it and taking it one step at a time. I’ve set a couple of basic rules/guidelines so I don’t fuss too much. 1) Weigh myself once a day; 2) Have two vegetarian meals and one meal with meat (either chicken or fish); 3) I’ve prepared small snack packs of either smoked 100% banana (a Vietnamese treat) or 14 almonds, all which equate to 100 calories each pack. The snacks though, are only consumed if I am really hankering for something to eat.

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black & white rojak

black rojak

Rojak – a fruit and vegetable salad from South-east Asia. it doesn’t have completely fruits and vegetables. Some people also add in fried beancurd puffs (tau pok) and fried dough fritters (you tiao). My favorite combination is just plain ole’ Mexican turnip (jicama in this part of the world and benkoang in my hometown) and youtiao. Read more about rojak here.

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