Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Recipe: Banana Prata

What is Prata? Prata or roti prata is fried flour-based pancake famously known in Malaysia and Singapore as Roti Canai. There are many varieties of prata - with butter, cheese, eggs, onions.. There are even very thin and broad ones served with syrup and condensed milk. Prata is usually served with curry. But since it's a very versatile dish, you can actually do anything you like with it!

Here's a way of serving prata - my daughter style!

Banana Prata
1 frozen prata (you can get them at frozen section)
1 banana
Some brown sugar
A bit of cinnamon powder
Some butter
Some shredded cheese

On a frying pan, heat up some butter and place the prata. Cook over low heat. While the bottom is being fried slowly, the top will get soft. Slice the banana and arrange on half side of the prata. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon powder. Then put some butter and shredded cheese.

When the bottom has started to brown, fold the prata into two. After about 2 minutes, flip to the other side till cooked.

To serve, cut the half-moon shape prata into 4.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Recipe: Garlic Parsley Potatoes Kenny Rogers Style

Here's a very simple recipe of garlic parsley potatoes. I used to love Garlic Parsley Potatoes at Kenny Rogers. I wonder why they took it off the menu now. Anyway, I simply tried doing my own version one day and the result turned out to be very, very nice. And very similar to Kenny Roger's Garlic Parsley Potatoes. So, here goes!

Garlic Parsley Potatoes
2 potatoes - quartered. If you like them smaller, cut into smaller pieces
2 chopped garlic
Some butter
Olive oil
Parsley (fresh - chopped or use dried)

Boil the potatoes with some salt until tender. Drain.
In a pan, put in some olive oil and butter. Next saute the chopped garlic until slightly golden. Put in the boiled potatoes and mix well. Season with salt and black pepper. Lastly, add parsley.

A very nice side dish to roasted chicken or steak.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

7 Sure Signs He's Cheating On You!

Trust your instinct. Trust your sixth sense. Here are seven sure signs that he's cheating on you!

1. He takes his phone everywhere. I mean, literally, everywhere. Even to the toilet.
2. He takes forever to reply to your messages.
3. He can't be reached for questionable hours and even he can be reached, he blames the phone - network not good, battery died, etc
4. He changes sexually. Either he's more into you, or he's not into you much anymore. And blames it on his medication!
5. He hides his credit card statements.
6. He's always hanging out with the guys. Yeah right!
7. He lies. You catch him lying. And he lies some more to cover that lie.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

7 Reasons Why You Need To Lose Weight

I'm giving you 7 solid, valid reasons why you need to lose weight today. (And I am motivating myself too!)

1) Reduce risk of cancer
2) Elevate your mood
3) Workouts can be enjoyable
4) Get sick less
5) Able to think clearer
6) Save money on food!
7) Have a healthier body, heart and soul!

Sore Throat Lozenge Review - Which Is Better?

I'm having a bad sore throat and I'm coughing like crazy. While at it, let me give you some reviews on two types of lozenges I have been taking - Fisherman's Friend and Eumenthol Jujubes by Hudson's. Which one is better?
 I take the "classic" flavour. You can find lemon flavour too. Not sure of other flavours. It's quite strong to the tongue and throat. Gives you relieve instantly especially when you're having very bad sore throat and cough. The aftertaste of menthol can linger for at least 15 minutes after you finished sucking it. Very soothing and refreshing. 
When others fail, you can rely on Fisherman's Friend! I take the sugar free mint. For obvious reasons! Very strong mint taste. Compared to Hudson's Jujubes, this is like 3-4 notch higher. I only take this if my sore throat and cough get worse. Reason being, taking these lozenges can give me kind of "wind" to my stomach. If you don't wish for any stomach discomfort, avoid this. But gives you instant relieve to bad sore throat and cough. Just a couple of lozenges are enough to last for a few hours.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Shards of a Broken Glass

May your heart be crushed to pieces like the shards of a broken glass. Where you will struggle to piece them all together to no avail. And you will remember the other heart you so badly broken. Just like the pieces of glass in your hand.
You will fall apart and feel the pain.
And you will know that such pain can never be healed.