Saturday, September 20, 2008

Boosting your kids immunity - Part III

Ok, I'm a very factual person, so I normally don't condemn people or services but I'm must vent my frustration with this Chinese Medicine Stall, Chong Hoe. In my previous blog, I mentioned that I spent $1000 plus dollar on SMALL FAN's medicine. After taking it for 2 weeks, SMALL FAN's cough, instead of getting better, seems to be getting worst and now he is developing we brought him to see Western Doc again and he is now on another dose of antibiotics. Poor boy, looks so frail and sick from the sleepless night (due to the continuous coughing). These 2 days, he coughed until he vomit everytime after his meal...;(

Just bought this AFC Brazalian Bee Propolis and I'm thinking of giving him this health supplement after he finish his course of antibiotic. Suppose to contain anti-bacterial, anti-biotic and anti-inflammatory properties. So it's good for cough, flu etc and boosting immunity. Big FAN is trying it out now as he is developing a sore throat. Let's see if it works for him. But I must say, the liquid is really really sticky and now all my cups and spoon that are used to feed Big FAN is all covered with the propolis, no sure how I can get rid of it;(

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Book Review - Cooking For Kids by Pancy Seng

Bought this book during one of the popular book sale, another Asian style cook book. Although the recipes was for kids, I personally felt that it's not as healthy as I would like it to as it contain quite a lot of fried food. But some of the recipes seems quite interesting like Cream of Mushroom Soup with Puff Pastry, Japanese Beancurd Pocket Salad, Rice Omelette etc. I must confess I have yet to try out any of the recipe in this book as I'm not sure if it appeals to my SMALL FAN.

Weaning Baby FAN - Part III

Went to the internet and sign up a few baby milk powder companies to get free sample sfor Baby FAN to try as I'm thinking of weaning her off my breast soon. Dumex was quite generous, gave me a small can of Mamil Gold Step 2 and I sachet of Mamil Gold Step 4 (for my boy) and 2 sachets of Dumex Rice Cereal. Abbot sent me vouchers for me to purchase the milk powder instead. As for Mead Johnson send me an email and wanted me to give them my contact no as they can't reach me on my mobile, I have yet to get back to them.

So this week, I tried feeding Baby FAN dumex mamil gold step 2 in a cup, it's day 3 now, no allergy so far but she only manage to drink like 1.5 ounce. I wonder when can I increase her intake to the recommended amount of 8 ounce. Sigh... I'm getting worried now that if I stop breast feeding entirely, will she get starve or not enough milk. Wonder if there is any way to replace the milk through the food she eats like maybe those milk base cereal from Dumex, Nestle, Frisco etc.

Note: By the way, stumble upon this blog when I was searching for free milk powder samples Busy Mommy

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Easy Cheesecake

Tried baking this easy cheesecake for BIG FAN for his birthday and surprisingly, it tasted quite good, not too rich. I half the recipe to make a smaller cake since we are not really cake eater and I only have a six inch pan, so the cake turns out a little thin. But I think it tasted better this way as if it's thicker, it might taste too cheesy. Got this recipe from all recipes

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
  • 1 individual package chocolate graham crackers, crushed (I use 5 digestive biscuits instead)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Mix cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar. Press into the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate. Refrigerate crust while making filling.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and egg yolk. Stir in vanilla. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour filling into pie crust.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes, or until filling is set.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Recipe - Quick Quiche

As BIG FAN's birthday is coming up, decided to try my hand in making Quiche, one of his favourite food, for him.

Brought the quiche over to my mum's place as we are celebrating the Lantern Festival there. The quiche was quite easy to make and I think it tasted ok although all of us feel that it's a little too rich and a tad too salty. If I make it next time, I think I will omit the salt.

Here's the recipe:

Quick Quiche
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese (I replace with shredded cheddar and mozerella cheese)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan.
  3. Line bottom of pie plate with cheese and crumbled bacon. Combine eggs, butter, onion, salt, flour and milk; whisk together until smooth; pour into pie pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, until set. Serve hot or cold.
Note: I added button mushroom to the quiche and sauted the onion with the mushroom before putting it in for the added taste.


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