Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dr. Oz's 7-Day Belly Workout

Checkout this article, a weekly activity for tummy. Wonder if i can flatten it by a few cm s?? doesn't hurt to try huh!!

Say goodbye to shapewear! Dr. Oz's 7-day workout plan will help tone and tighten your tummy. The exercises change slightly each day to keep your muscles guessing, allowing them to change shape.


Thursday, September 8, 2011


Hope it's not too late to wish  `Selamat Hari Raya' to all bloggers who took a stroll  at my humble blog. This year we celebrated `Aidil Fitri' in Trengganu - mom-in-law's house. It was a quiet `Raya' since  my sister in laws (5 of them) headed to their own venues for `raya' celebration this year.

 It has been quite sometime i took a break from blogging.  I was busy educating myself on how to make `macarons' or also known as `french macaron' via the `net' - youtube n other reading materials. As usual, my children are the catalyst behind this tedious and head wrenching project.

 For info, `macaron'  and `macaroon' are totally two different confectionery. Macaron is a sweet confectionery made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food coloring whilst Macaroon is a type of light, baked confection, described as either small cakes or meringue-like cookies depending on their consistency. (i googled this info out)

Macarons in a variety of colours.
Though the ingredients for macaron making is easy to obtain but the technique proof to be the gist of it. I bought 1 kilo of almond ground  and tried a few batches with different recipes and managed to finalize  one  that came out almost perfect with feet and a few other criteria s. The first flavour i did successfully was chocolate macaron with `nutella' as its filling.

Below i proudly present  my fruit of success after many many disastrous baking. 


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Foods That Make You Beautiful

Want to make yourself  look beautiful naturally?? Here are some tips courtesy of  Dr. Oz's Show. Read on...

Stop buying drugstore creams and potions that promise whiter teeth, healthier hair and brighter skin – you can achieve your beauty goals by changing your diet. Beauty comes from within, so treat your body right and eat your way to better looks with these healthy foods.

Whiter Teeth: Celery
Want to brighten up your smile? Swap your whitening strips for a crunchy midday snack. Celery contains fibrous cellulose which scrubs away teeth stains as you chew it. For more natural teeth whitening solutions, click here.

Strong Nails: Walnuts
Brittle nails that are soft, thin and easily torn are a problem for many women. The solution is biotin, a B vitamin that helps strengthen nails. Before opting for a biotin supplement, try snacking on walnuts. As well as being an excellent source of biotin, walnuts are rich in other beauty enhancers – like wrinkle-reducing omega-3s.

Healthy Hair: Beans
Any well-balanced diet should contain a substantial amount of protein but this is particularly true for those looking to improve the state of their hair. Try eating protein-rich beans for stronger, healthier hair that won’t break. Click here for a list of foods that fight the effects of aging.

Flawless Skin: Squash, Liver and Salmon
The key to flawless skin is what you put into your body – not what you smear on it. The antioxidants responsible for glowing, youthful skin – called carotenoids – can be found in squash and other colorful fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids fight free radicals and help to protect skin against damage and disease, while vitamin A-rich foods like liver will help prevent dry skin.

For the best defense against wrinkles make sure to pack your diet with omega-3 fatty acids. Found in great quantities in food like salmon, omega-3s reduce inflammation in the body as well as reinforce cell membranes, improving their ability to retain water, yielding softer, smoother skin. To learn more about omega-3s click here
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