Monday, 7 October 2013

Atlantis Under The Sea Theme Dinner

Hi guys,

I've been searching high and low for a suitable costume for my company dinner which carry the theme "Atlantis Under The Sea", sounds fun isn't it? What do you have in mind? Deep blue sea with mermaids, merman, jelly fish, zombie pirates, sea god & goddesses and etc. Who doesn't want to be a mermaid but with my "super slim" post-natal body I am no way to be a mermaid. I've thought of being Ursula but then I don't like to makeup myself with tonnes of products on my face, therefore I've set my mind to be a sea goddess whom carry a simpler look (although sea goddess might have a sophisticated look).

I've bought a simple long dress and hand sew all the rhinestones and beads on it. Since this is the sea goddess so my main colour is more to white-blue-greenish which give an ocean feel. While for my makeup, I apply gold-dish brown eye colour and glue white sequins on my forehead and I've wore a purple wig which enhances the look. The wig give a good contrast to the dress and the accessories. Since I have the beads and rhinestones on the upper dress so I keep it simple without necklace and only earrings and green crystal cuffs on both my wrists.

Everyone dress up to the heaven and I can't even recognized some of our colleagues. It's a success and there are lots of prizes from the lucky draw and our HQ colleagues manage to win two prizes. Like always I have no luck in this. We really have fun that night...

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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Sweet Potato and Apple Puree

Hi all,

Lately I've been making food puree for my son QJ. He has started solid since he was 6 months old. Previously I bought him cereal from the departmental store but later I found out that it is very sweet and have decided to make him puree from raw food. So far, I've been feeding him apple, avocado, pumpkin, millet, sweet potato. He has a sweet tooth and he never like water and I have to force him or spoon feed him water. So the first thing that I tried out is with an apple which I cut into quarters and then cut into smaller bits to steam. Then I blend until it turns to liquid form (but not too watery) as though the baby food jars that you can find from the stores. I serve 2/4 when it is still warm (straight after blending) and he could finish it within a minute. He's very demanding on his meal and he wants it fast and he'll be screaming if I'm slow. One thing good is that this reduces the waiting time and the possibility of catching wind from the cold food. But also because of that (maybe) he is a bit huge compare to other babies of his age.

Lately I've been feeding him sweet potato (purple) and apple. I choose the organic vegetables so that is easier to digest as it doesn't contains pesticides and for apples, I've chosen the small sweet honey apple from the fruits stalls near my house. Previously I've tried to steam both apples and sweet potato in the same wok longer than the usual time because sweet potato need more time to get soft. I find it faster if I boil it in a saucepan. Then I combine both the apples and sweet potato in a blender and add some water until the texture is smooth and in puree form. I did not add too much water as I intend to freeze for later consumption which I gonna add milk for each serving. By the way I have tried the puree before feeding QJ, its yummy and he keep asking for more after each spoon. Both the sweet potatoes and apples tasted like the yam purees after adding in the milk and you can hardly taste the apple.  Please take note that your baby's "poo" will have a hint of pink/purple because of the sweet potato.

P/S: I have forgotten to take the photo of the sweet potato puree.
I tried both ways to steam apple - with and without skin
Sweet Potato and Apple Puree

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