Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Up to 50% off Vibram FiveFingers

Heads up all VFF fans! LeftLane Sports is selling some models at up to 50% off till 4 November 2012. You can use my invite to get US$10 credit on your first purchase of US$50 or more.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Baguette Monge from Maison Kayser

There was an article in the Straits Times earlier this year about Maison Kayser producing the best baguettes in Singapore. Besides wanting a top baguette to compare mine to, mom likes baguettes. So when I was in the area, I decided to pop down to Scotts Square for one from Maison Kayser.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Coconut oil spotting

Aunt Patty's organic extra-virgin raw cold-pressed coconut oil
spotted at Cold Storage, VivoCity

Original Luna Sandals - My Tying Style

As the step-by-step pictures are self-explanatory, I do not propose to add any commentary. Do note that I snipped off the extra lengths of leather on both sandals.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Shoe (Sandal) Review: Original Luna Sandals

After running about 10km a week for 2 years in my Nike Air Zoom Streak XC2, it was well past the time to buy a new pair of "barefoots". Which shoe should I buy though? I had heard heaps of good things about Inov-8. But at the same time I wanted to try something more radical that Erwan Le Corre was wearing: Luna Sandals.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Trader Joe's Thai Lime & Chili Cashews

It was a write-up of these Thai Lime & Chili Cashews on Trader Joe's website that I had sent to my sister, that had made her buy a bag for herself to try. She enjoyed them so much and found them so addictive that she brought a bag home for us as well.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Snack: Avocado and cherry tomatoes

Overripe avocado and sliced cherry tomatoes
The peas corn and carrots in the background are mom's

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Rumah Makan Minang

After reading a review of Rumah Makan Mining on ieatishootipost, I dragged my father to its location at Kandahar Street to da-pao some food for dinner. I had high hopes as I have been looking for a cheaper alternative to my favourite Tambuah Mas.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Angie The Choice: Pandan Chiffon Cake

Mom knows I love pandan chiffon cake, and we usually go for Bengawan's because it is in our opinion the best. When she passed by a pandan cake from Angie The Choice though, she was intrigued by the label which advises refrigeration at 0 to 4 degrees celcius. So she decided to buy one for us to try.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Homecooked dinner: Beef stew

During the five years I lived in Australia, I ate beef many times a week. However in Singapore, I tend to eat it only once every few months as it can be twice as expensive as chicken and pork. That is the reason that most of my bolognese stews are cooked with ground pork instead of beef. Mom decided to use some beef this time though, and it sure tasted good!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Terra Vegetable Chips: Thai Basil Curry

All you Terra Chips lovers out there, I have got something new to tempt you with. My sister saw this big bag of Thai Basil Curry chips at Costco and decided to fly a bag to Singapore for us to try. I am very much indebted to her because it is one of the best chips I have ever tasted.

Estrogen, exercise and imbalance: Update

It has been close to one and a half months since I first wrote about estrogen detoxification. Since then I have finished the whole bottle of Source Naturals' DIM (2 months of 2 x 100mg tablets a day), taking them together with Natrol's Calcium D-Glucarate (2 months of 2 x 250mg tablets a day). After one month, I noted that: "my hips went down in size - I could tell from clothing, there was much much less fluid retention, cravings were a little less severe, and my mood was more stable."

Monday, October 01, 2012

Da Paolo Gastronomia: Tiramisu

Where can you get the best tiramisu in Singapore? Unlike the case with its Blackforest Cake and Valrhona Chocolate Cake, lots of people will readily say Da Paolo. I wholeheartedly agree.