Month: September 2010
I just posted something on managing ideal weight recently. My ideas are still fresh in my mind so I will continue writing on something simple and relevant to it. Many of us forget about health and eat whatever type of food there is. The busy schedule makes us resort to eating fast foods.
Health tips below are easy to follow if you want to maintain ideal weight:-
1. Eat 3 meal per day ( with a balanced diet )
2. Avoid eating fried and fatty foods and high sugar snacks and drinks.
3. Eat single and smaller portions and do not opt for second servings.
4.Eat plenty of fruits especially pineapple , strawberry and green apple and lots of vegetables.
5.Drink 6-8 glasses of water.
6.Eat on at your kitchen or dinning table not while driving or watching TV or reading etc.
7.Eat only because you are hungry.
8. Eat drink more calorie free, caffeine free and sodium free food.
9.Eat low fat dairy like yogurt, high fiber cereals/crackers.
10.Exercise at least 30 minutes a day. You can convert these activities by doing more household chores like dusting, vacuuming, gardening and cycling in the morning or evening.
Hi, Its been long since I post anything. I’ve been very busy lately with attending courses on sewing ….clothes and curtains. I have future plans towards this profession when I move back to Shah Alam. Coincidently with the recent Eid celebration ie Hari Raya Aidilfitri I have to pause all my other activities to concentrate on preparing orders for Pineapple and Strawberry Tart cookies.
I am not a professional chef. I prepare simple meals for my family. But when I put food on the table I will make sure the meals look versatile and interesting to create good appetite to eat. Be versatile on the colours of your dishes. A good example add a few cuts of ripe pineapple on your meal you prepare as the golden colour will enhance the food presentation.
Let’s try something a little bit of hot and spicy dish. Malaysians like to make ‘ sambal belacan” ie chilli paste pounded with shrimp. Add some ripe cut pineapples to it and you will love the aroma of the dish not to mention the mouth-watering taste !!!
PINEAPPLE WITH SHRIMP- CHILI PASTE
SAMBAL BELACAN NENAS
1/2 cup ripe pineapple/nenas masak
2 red chillies/cili merah
5 bird’s-eye chillies/ cili api
2cm shrimp paste/belacan
salt and sugar to taste/garam dan gula
Pound all chillies with shrimp paste,
Add salt and sugar,
Add pineapple cuts pound again and serve.
Some people like to grill a few minutes of the shrimp paste it taste better !!
Notes about this recipe: If you run out of idea what to prepare for lunch or dinner and your family likes something savoury and hot, this pineapple recipe is a good choice.