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after a 3 day break

15 Aug

yes. haha i took one more day off yesterday.
RAH! haha (:
but well. today I went on the treadmill!
been a while since i actually used the treadmill.
just been cycling and cycling
and did minimal weights.
but all is changed now! haha.

so did 25 mins on the treadmill today
with a speed of 6 and an inclination of 10.
not too bad yea? haha (:
well. for a start anyway.

tomorrow would be the same. just with weights for my arms and back again! (:
been a week. woohoo!
yes. it’s weird cos i’m cheering myself on. but yes.
it helps me heaps!

Have to thank my baby for being super duper patient with me hehe
i love you! (:
 

Apple Crumble

15 Aug

Made apple crumble for the first time today. and I am really happy with how it turned out! (:
I have always been buying apple crumble from thie yoghurt stall in QV
but the price for the amount I get is actually quite little! so i decided to go look for a good recipe.
It’s not the same as the other crumbles you might have tried.
This one has rolled oats in it. so there is a bit more bite to it than usual.
and we absolutely loved it!

the crumble is nice and dry.
not soggy at all! (: hehe so I really really like it!
beinga crumble fan and all.

so here is the recipe! (:
hope you all will enjoy it too!

(Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s Website)

Ingredients :

For the crumble:
35g rolled oats
35g wholemeal flour (I used 55g cause my crumble felt a bit too wet)
20g caster sugar (I used brown sugar)
  35g margarine or butter

For the filling:

  400g cooking apples, peeled, cored and quartered (I used Granny Smith apples)
  50g sugar, to sweeten (I used brown sugar)
  1 tablespoon water

Steps : 

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas 5.
Peel and core the apples, quarter and cut in to chunks.

2. Put the apples in to a pan with the sugar and water.
Cook over a low heat for 5 minutes and place in a small oven proof dish.

3. Place the flour and oats in a bowl and mix well.
Cut the margarine or butter in to small cubes and add this to the oats and flour.
Mix with your fingertips until it resembles an even crumb texture. Add the sugar and mix through.

4. Cover the fruit with the crumble mixture.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes until the crumble is golden and the apple hot.


 

Can’t get enough! (:

 

Cheok’s Beautiful Chaos : Tuna Tataki

15 Aug

Ingredients :

4 Tuna steaks
Black peppercorns, coarsely cracked

Dipping Sauce:
1/2 cup Peanut oil
1 ounce Sesame oil
2 ounces Soy sauce
1/2 ounce Garlic—grated
1/2 ounce Ginger—grated
5 spice powder to taste

Steps : 

Roll tuna in cracked black pepper then sear it in a very hot cast iron pan without oil.

let cool slighly, then slice thinly. Serve with dipping sauce.

Beautiful Chaos (:
that’s the name of his dish! haha

the dipping sauce :

Just mix all the ingredients together!
quick but SO GOOD! (:

and that’s how you eat it! (:

Enjoy!

 

With Japanese and Chinese food and Great Company ♥

15 Aug
 
 
it’s Friday and TGIF indeed (:
but this particular Friday is different.
Baby and I didn’t cook anything.
not even dessert!
Cheok and Jacky took over the cooking and let me just say.
it was an awesome night with super yummy food!
so compliments to the Chefs of the night!
was super awesome la. hehe

Menu for the night :

Garlic and chicken fried rice
Tuna tataki
Cabbage and meat rolls

SO MUCH FOOD. haha
we were ALL bloated by the end of the night.

so the day started with buying the tuna from the market.
I followed Cheok to the market cause he wasn’t sure how to choose the tuna
so after getting back from uni I accompanied him to the market to help him out!
and it was the best piece of tuna we’ve had in the longest time!
especially since the tuna we normally have is from a tin. haha
but yes. this was awesome! (:
Sashimi grade aye. haha

the tuna cutlets being coated with cracked pepper
and all ready for the super hot pan to seal it off! (:

but before sealing it off.
Cheok had to fry the garlic (HEAPS OF IT) and chicken and the rice! (:
my dearest brother called to see how he was doing. haha.
so funny. ALL THE LOVE in the house! hehe

more photos of the night !