Chia Seed

I read a lot about how good chia seed is and finally I bought a pack of 200 grams from Signature Market through their online store.

Chia seed are a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients. I’m not gonna write down all of its benefits here, I’m just going to share what it does to my body after consuming it for a week.

Overnight oatmeal with chocolate flavored milk

I love how I can ‘play’ with the chia seed with any kind of drinks (except soda or alcoholic drinks I guess lol) or food and how I can mix and topped with almost anything such as fresh fruits, dried fruits or even nuts. Now I can enjoy my overnight oatmeal in an interesting way. Haha πŸ˜‚ Why interesting? Well, for me chia seed is an interesting kind of food; superfood actually. The way it swell up after the soak, but still retain a slight crunch. I’ve been wondering how would it taste before. And it’s actually doesn’t have any particular taste or odour, it’s like eating the sago only without any crunchy bites.

After consuming chia seed for a week, I’ve noticed its benefits to my body was actually pretty awesome. I have a digestion problem. A doctor once scanned me and said one of my intestine is too small? Seriously it sounds ridiculous but maybe it’s true. I know nothing about that and he said that’s probably why I have a problem with a regular toilet visit. Now my point is, with chia seed in my drinks, I can say it helps me with the bowel thingy. It’s twice a day, everyday instead of once every three days. Okay that’s it. Not gonna talk long about that. #gross 😷 but it’s a good thing; so yay! πŸ™Œ

Another thing was, chia seed reduces my food cravings! Even my husband didn’t believe me when I said I’m not hungry when it’s already 1pm. But of course I still eat something in a very small amount. I hope it’s a good thing. But I love food?! πŸ˜‚On a bright side, I can eat any food I love with the right amount for my body. So it’s true then. About chia seed helping in weight loss. I’m not in any progress of losing my weight tho….just maintaining it well. ✌😁

That’s two benefits for me. What about you guys?

I think that’s all for today and thanks for reading. Stay healthy and happy everyone! πŸ’•

Love, Mich 🌸

 

Sunday #1

Starting today, I’m going to write every Sunday about anything. Not necessarily what happens during Sunday tho. Hopefully I don’t forget about this on next Sunday πŸ˜‚ #randompicks

Movie Updates

Me and my husband loves to watch movie together. Be it new or old movies. 
This month, we watched quite a lot of movies together. Six movies in a month. I counted that a lot since he’s always out with his work.

We made a promise that we will only go to the cinema once a month so that we can save our money. But this month we kind of broke that promise we made. We hit the cinema twice in just a day earlier this month. πŸ˜‚ Now we both feel guilty. We watched Renegades and IT at the cinema and the other four movies, we watched it at home. 🎬

Outstation

Hubby is in Sandakan now with his work stuffs and he will be away for a week. 

I really hope someday I could be tagged along with him into that deep forest and witness those beautiful nature with my own eyes. River-cruising at dawn, witnessing sunrise accompany by the forest’s music..aaah I could only imagine now. Wait dear monkeys..elephants..🐘

Weekend Night Market @ Metro Town

Last night, I was so into the mood of eating something from a food truck. It’s been awhile since my last visit to a night market. So I went to the nearby weekend night market, located at Metro Town. 

Packed with people.
Loca KK Food Truck

Been wanting to try their sandwiches and finally I did it last night! There’s a long que last night hence the 10 minutes wait.

“The Sabahan” RM8

There’s a lot of great comments for “The Sabahan” and it’s intrigued me to try it by myself. While reading the fillings ingredients, I was like..really? Tuhau? It’s actually a plant from the Etlingera family. It has this weird and strong smells, but actually tasted good…at least for us the local here 😁 The combination of everything was just great. Juicy and savory! πŸ‘

The fillings are: sesame aioli, sayur manis, anchovies, cheddar cheese, shitake mushrooms and tuhau. Will I buy and eat it again? Definitely yes! 

I really wanted to try something from this stall but the Potato Twisty were sold out and need to wait for 20 minutes for the Potato Oppa. Nex time!

I guess I’ve write enough for this first Sunday post. Will update again soon! Happy reading and happy blogging! ✌

Love, Mich 🌸

Dog Cafe

Hello! Happy Sunday 😊 Yesterday, after church service we went to a dog cafe. It’s my second time visiting that place and as always the puppies greets us warmly with their barks…i guess πŸ˜…

RM25.70

It’s rainy so I ordered hot drink instead of cold. I ordered Matcha Milky Tea, while my two other friends opt for fresh mixed juice.

Cuteness overload

It’s a cafe where you can hang out there and have a drink or food with your dog, and you can let your dog play with other customer’s dog. You can hang out there too if you don’t have a dog….like us. You can buy dog treats at the counter. Believe me the dogs will love you straight away 🐢

Since it’s my second time there, I’m familiar with the two dogs owned by the cafe’s owner. The two dogs were Logan the husky, and Rino the shih-tzu. 

My friend, Ellen with Logan
That’s Rino in the middle

And for the other dogs, we don’t know their names or best to say, we don’t have enough time to ask their owner what’s their names cuz we’re so busy trying to take a decent photo with the cuties…they’re so active. πŸ˜‚ Thanks to their owners for letting us cuddles and play. 😁

I once dream to have a dog as a pet before but after a long serious thoughts, I decided not to. Not because I don’t like dogs, I reallyyyy love them but I don’t think I’m good enough to deserve such cute and lovable dogs. Cuz you know…having pet is not like having them as toys. They need lots of love, extra care, sacrifices, lots of decent food…and what’s else..you tell me. πŸ˜ƒ

My sister got Cassie as pet back in hometown and we love him so much. As soon as my sister had a baby, Cassie’s been a bit ignored. Not in the terms of food though. Oh well. I hope Cassie will understand. Lol.

πŸ“Furball Heaven Dog Cafe, Lido Plaza

That’s all for today. Have a nice day! πŸ•

Love, Mich 🌸

Hometown + Wedding

Spent the last week of August at my hometown and got to attend two weddings of my friends from highschool. One of it was my bestfriend’s wedding, Jessica.

It’s an honour to be one of her bridesmaids on their special day. Though I’m married, I’m still picked as one cuz it’s officially a tradition for the five of us to be each others bridesmaids. 

#JHGetHitched #310817 

Congrats girlfriend! Wish you happiness and joy! 😘 God bless your marriage.

Loving my make up that day. We hired a MUAH for the four of us and she made us feels like we wanna take lots of selfie LOL πŸ˜‚ I love how light it feels on my face but still it actually helps covering my flaws. At least for that day πŸ˜‰

So thankful to my husband Kerr for being cool and patience while he sits in the church without me beside him. Luckily, Scott was there (Ellen’s boyfriend) so they had each other. πŸ˜‚

We actually sang on her wedding day, after the prayer blessing. Jessica, the bride requested this and Cindy found just the perfect song. Singing that lyrics makes the four of us teary but we made it till the last beat. This song will stuck in my head forever. ❀

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On the other notes, one of the highlights while we’re in hometown was food of course.

  1. Mango + Banana Smoothies
  2. Sponge Cake
  3. White Pitaya / Dragon fruit
  4. Watermelon Juice

One of the reason why I love going back in hometown is it’s easier and a lot more cheaper when it comes about food and sources. 

And for the cake, I was so glad my mom asked me to bake for tea time that day. I was not in a baking mood during that time and fortunately the cake turned out well and yummy. Even my lil sister (who’s not really a fond of cake) asked for more. 😊 

It’s truly a happy moments when we’re sitting there together despite having even the simplest meals. πŸ’•

That’s all for today! Thanks for reading.

Oh, hello September. 

Love, Mich 🌸

Dragon Fruit Smoothie (No Blender)

I love smoothie but I don’t have a blender. I’m often wondering if I could make a smoothie without a blender. Of course it is ideal to have a blender to get that lovely smooth fruity drink. 

I really need to save up to buy a blender next time…or maybe a juicer ✌

Yesterday, I bought a pack of chopped chunked Dragon Fruit and decided to come up with something instead of just eat it like that. 

Here’s what I did: I mashed the fruit in a long glass (or bowl) with a whisk (you can use fork or anything to mash it) until it turned into a mushy liquid. Then, I added 1 cup of soy milk. You can use any others drink. 

And it’s done! Of course you can top your smoothie with anything you want but I like it that way. I’m truly happy that I made this as simple as that. It’s yummy and fun to do! I should’ve done this a long time ago. πŸ˜ƒ

Next I’m gonna try with another different fruit. Maybe banana? Or any ideas? 😊

*mau makan sihat2 supaya cantik dalaman dan luaran..mau jadi bridesmaid kan end of this month hahaha mau juga glow mcm pengantin ba

That’s all for today. Just a quick updates from me.

Love, Mich 🌸

Pancakes No Eggs And No Butter

It’s Sunday and it’s a lazy day for me. Not. It’s just like the other day cuz I’m a housewife. Lol. 

I love pancakes! Who doesn’t? And I love the fact that we can make pancakes in a difference ways with the same taste. I’m not a vegetarian or vegan but sometimes, I like it be in a simple way. Meaning to say, pancake without eggs sounds simple…right? πŸ˜…

Yesterday I went to Merdeka Supermarket in Lido and bought blueberries for RM11.50 only. One time ago at Everise, Imago it’s RM18+ and it’s just too much for me. 11.50 still expensive for me though but once in awhile we need those expensive fibers and vitamins, yeah?! ✌and it’s perfect for my pancakes topping 😍

Favorite Pancakes ( No Eggs & No Butter)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 6 minutes

Makes: 6 pancakes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of flour

1 tablespoon of sugar

1/2 tablespoon of baking powder

A pinch of salt

200 ml of milk (any milk you like)

2 tablespoon of vegetable oil (i use corn oil)
1 teaspoon of essence vanila or whatever of your choice

Directions:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Combine milk, essence and vegetable oil together, pour into the dry ingredients.
  3. Stir all together untill moistened. It’s okay if there’s a little lump on your batter. Don’t over-mix them.
  4. Lightly spread some of the vegetable oil on your skillet pan. I used a soup laddle to scoop out the batter and pour into the pan.
  5. When bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake, approximately 3 minutes, flip it and cook for another 2 minutes on the other side.
  6. You got your pancakes ready! Top with anything; syrups, honey, blueberries, strawberries, banana etc.

My pancakes were far from perfection, but it tasted heavenly fluffy yummy πŸ˜šπŸ˜‹πŸ˜

I hope you like and enjoy it! Happy Sunday! πŸ’• Thanks for reading!

Love, Mich 🌸

Cooking As Therapy

I’m not a good cook but I do cook (or prepare meals) because I love food and because I have a husband to feed πŸ˜‚ 

Ikan Masak Lemak Cili Padi (spicy fish with tumeric & coconut milk)
Chicken Curry (kerr & I love curry without coconut milk)
Oatmeal for breakfast
Toast with cheese, eggs and veges

It’s so wonderful how these little things makes me happy and I can say cooking has therapeutic value physically and cognitively for me. Physically, cooking requires good movements in shoulders, fingers, wrists, neck, elbow, and overall balancing is needed for lifting, mixing, cutting and chopping. Another one of the reason why I say cooking is therapeutic is, it encourages creativity effectively and it makes me feel good about myself because I can eat whatever I cook. Plus, my husband is satisfied. 😊 #satisfaction

I admit it sometimes I do feel not in the mood for cooking. Like reaaaally lazy even going into the kitchen. Most probably because my desire to eat any food cook by my husband was not granted. LOL. It’s so hard to ask him to cook something for me. But when he cook, it’s always tasted better than mine. Not fair? πŸ˜‚

Screenshot from my Instagram

If you’re following my Instagram, you’ll noticed I post lots of food pictures and I’m actually loving it. I even set my own hashtag for any foodie post #michellemsandfood🍴. Suit my blog’s tagline perfectly; Love, Wander & Food.

What about you? Do you think cooking is therapeutic? 🍳🍲🍜🍝

Thanks for reading! 😊 Keep cooking with love, great passion and cook from the heart. ❀

Love, Mich 🌸

*featured image source