Cheesy Potato

1 big potato
1 slice of cheddar cheese
3 oz mixed vegetables
2 oz minced chicken

Boil the potato and cut into cubes
Cook the chicken and mixed vegetables
Add in the cheese and basil to taste
Combine in the potato and coat it well



So happens that this week on Babycenter talked about travelling.

changing pad
plastic bags
hand sanitiser
clothes, socks, shoes
bathing suit
washable bib
sun hat, sunscreen
sippy cups/ canteen/ bottles
plastic feeding set
portable highchair
snack food
first aid kit
laundry soap
socket protector
portable crib or play yard
car seat
collapsible stroller

uncooked pasta / rice
cooked protein
cooked veggie
EBM (in case couldn't pump enough while I'm gone)

Notebook or netbook
DVD player
breast pump
rice cooker
insect repellant

bathing suit ( LO, DH, mine)
2 formal outfit
1 formal shoe
enough LO clothes
enough DH clothes (he never packs)

first aid kit
toiletries (remember sunscreen)
diapers / pull ups
feeding bottle / utensils
No strollers, just the Beco for DH, Angelpack for me. I'll use AP till boarding.

Hand luggage: DH (notebook / DVD) me (pump, EBM, food)
Rest in 2 big bags.
Wonder how it'd be, considering we packed our car to the brim during the past 2 trips.


Cheesy Rice

3 oz cooked rice
3 oz vegetable for soup (tried Emborg - has onion, leeks etc)
2 oz sole fish
1 slice cheddar cheese

Cook the fish with the vegetables
Add in the cheese till melted
Mix in the rice


leftover tenggiri-@-spanish mackerel dish

....transformed into yet another AIO dish (all in one, borrowed term from CD community)

I added black pepper to her dish. Definitely no salt into her dishes at home, but I'm venturing into herbs and spices


sweet sour spanish mackerel 'tenggiri'

2 oz spanish mackerel / tenggiri fillet
1 oz red pepper
1 oz broccoli
2 oz carrot
1 tomato
2 cloves of garlic
olive oil

Saute the garlic
Cook the red pepper and tomato till soft
Add the carrot and broccoli
Lastly add the fish


Cheese Pasta

cheese pasta

4 oz spiral pasta
3 oz mixed vegetables
2 oz beef
1 slice of cheddar cheese

Cook the meat and mixed vegetables
Add basil to taste
Mix in pasta
Lastly add the cheese. Take off from heat once cheese has melted


Happy Birthdays

This entry is a tribute to my late baby Adam who was born December 20th 2006 at 8.49pm (29th Zulqaedah). May you play happily in heaven, my dear son. 2 years ago, I held you briefly in my arms and I will reunite with you in hereafter.
And of course my darling daughter is also a December baby.


Chinese Fried Rice

3 cloves of garlic
3 oz mixed vegetables
4 oz rice - cooked
1 medium egg
olive oil
sesame oil

Sautee the garlic with a little olive oil
Cook the veg till soft
Add in the egg and scramble it
Mix in the rice
Add a dash of sesame oil


Fish Spaghetti

4 oz spaghetti - cooked al dente
2 oz peas
2 oz broccoli
2 oz groupper / ikan kerapu

Cook the peas and broccoli till soft
Add in the fish
Add basil to taste
Toss in the spaghetti


Red Pepper Pasta

4 oz spiral pasta - cooked al dente
3 oz mixed vegetables
1 oz red pepper - cubed
1 tomato
2 oz red snapper

Cook the tomato and red pepper till soft
Add the mixed vegetables, once soft, add the fish
Flake the fish, then add in the pasta
Add basil to taste


Red Pepper Fish

Red Pepper Ikan Kerapu

1 oz red pepper - cubed
2 oz broccoli
1 tomato
3 oz ikan kerapu
Cook tomato and red pepper till soft
Add in the broccoli
Lastly add the fish

Different variety using ikan merah @ red snapper


cornflakes with goat's milk

* she had rashes with fresh (cow's) milk upon contact with skin
**shudder** what would happen if she drank it?

Well, at least she can take cereal with fresh goat's milk. 


fish strike?

Can't remember what I cooked, but the main thing was the steamed fish wasn't well received (versus grilled)

So I made it into omelette instead.
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 oz french beans - steamed till soft
  • 2 oz sole fish - steamed and flaked



~ had stewed the beef prior, with cinnamon stick, cardamon and clove
~ thought Arianna should taste our qurban meat for a change
This was super fast dish:
  • stewed beef
  • quinoa noodles (we were having mee rebus that day - ran out of spaghetti)
  • spinach (our dish of sayur air)

Remembered that she wanted to feed herself, so another dish was made:
  • stewed beef
  • spiral pasta
  • tomato


dairy products

We are hoping she is outgrowing her CMPA (cow's milk protein allergy). We had success with cheese.

Last week, we went to The Gardens, found fresh goat's milk at Cold Storage. She was okay with it, so we bought another bottle at Cold Storage, One Utama.

No pics, but we gave her gelato today. She had a few scoops, and made faces. But otherwise she's okay, no diarrhoea, no vomiting.

We ate at Sakae today (where else?!). They ran out of green tea?! (we'll never visit OU outlet again, better service in The Curve, Bangsar Village!) She had 3 plates today: cucumber maki, tamago sushi, tofu sushi.


Red Snapper with Potato

3 oz potato - cubed
2.5 oz red snapper
4 oz broccoli

Cook the cubed potato
Add in the broccoli
Add in the fish last (cooked too long, it'll turn rubbery)

~ LO was gassy with sweet potato/ yam, so I've excluded potato for a long time
~ We're okay with bread, pasta and rice. Potato is another common carbo (thinking about Ikea)


we tried cheese!

Since she has turned one, we thought it's time to reintroduce stuff she was allegic to previously
so she had:

cheese scrambled egg
2/3 slice cheddar cheese
1 medium egg


Veggie Omelette

2 oz french beans - sliced thinly
2 oz broccoli - small florets
1 medium egg - beaten

Cook the vegs till soft in a flat non stick pan
Push aside, put a little olive oil
Pour in the egg

~ mine crumbled when turned, too much veg, too little egg
~ inpromptu coz ran out of veggie dish for lunch that day
~ but she fell asleep when I was back carrying her in mei tai while cooking. Had it for afternoon snack instead


Grilled Fish

Salmon Rice with Grilled Sole

sole fish fillet
3 oz rice - sooked
3 oz broccoli
2 oz salmon
1 momotaro tomato


Grill or panfry the fish - ensuring fish is fully cooked
Cook salmon with tomato
Add in broccoli and cook till soft
Mix in rice
Serve warm with grilled fish

* uncooked fish is big no-no.. unlike mom who loves sashimi
* she hates the salmon rice. Mustn't get salmon from Village Grocer. Isetan has fresher/better smelling fish.



Tofu with Meat
2 oz tofu
2 oz meat
2 oz broccoli
3 oz mixed vegetables
3 oz rice - cooked
1 clove of garlic
olive oil

Heat a little bit of oil and fry the garlic
Add the meat, tofu, veggies
Once all fully cooked, mix in the rice

~ of course had to be an easy meal, was late for work. Cooked at around 6.30 am, while eating breakfast

Tofu with Cod
2 oz tofu
2.5 oz cod
2 oz broccoli
2 oz french beans
3 oz of rice - cooked

Cook the cod and tofu with just enough water
Steam the broccoli and french beans (or just cook it together with fish and tofu)
When everything is cooked, vegies are tender, just mix with the rice

~ it's so easy to just mix everything together, rather than serving it separately
~ why? coz PIL already has to quickly feed her during lunchtime. LO is too busy to waste much time at the dining table - so many places to go, so many things to touch and feel! Different when parents are home though.


big people food

Since she has turned one, I'm more adventurous. All these while she has been fed with homemade food, now probably it's time to have some from mommy's plate. But wait, she did have a little bit of my sushi 2 months back. Let's see what she has had before:

  • rice cracker (Japanese stores)
  • cheerios (General Mills)
  • froot loops (Kellogg's)
  • sushi (only the rice, without the topping la)
  • corn flakes
  • spaghetti bolognese
  • buns (those without milk/milk powder ingredients)
Hehe mom's naughty... just shy of her one year mark, I tried:
  • taufu fa (of course without the sugar)
  • Starbuck's scone
  • Starbuck's Xmas sandwich (wholewheat bread, little cranberries mayo, chicken)
I have few more recipes, more elaborate because I felt guilty of giving her bland food during her illness. But I've been sick as well, so I haven't been up at night. No midnight pumping/cooking. Thank God I'm on annual leave. Will upload soon and update the blog.

* note to self: no soy lecithin allergy! Yippee can use the olive oil spread
* another note: currently waiting if she has any reaction to cheese scrambled egg she had for breakfast


bronchiolitis - Happy Birthday My Baby

So she hates her meds, mommy hates them too... she gets moody if forced. She went for couple hours of nursing strike yesterday, all because she had to be nebulised. Dr. Eric heard no rhonchi, but prolonged expiratory sounds *sigh*.

Mom had asthma , with 1 parents with atopy condition: 40% chance
Dad has eczema - with both parents with different atopy, her chances are raised to 40-60%
If both parents have same atopy - 50-80% chances

Now, she has new sets of med:
  • salbutamol syrup "Ventolin"
  • salbutamol MDI (used with aerochamber)
  • montelukast granules "Singulair"
  • dexchlorpheniramine syrup "Polaramine"


for my sick baby - more bland food

rice, mixed veggies, shallot, tomato, red snapper

rice, mixed veggies, garlic, chicken

rice, mixed veggies, cod

rice, french beans, tomato, tofu, red snapper


tomato sauce

I use 1 medium onion, diced. Sautee till fragrant.
Then add 1 tomato, diced.
Add water and cook till desired consistency.


last week's dishes

Tomato cod
2 oz cod3 oz mixed vegetables
4 oz rice - cooked
1 tomato - diced
Cook tomato till soft
Then cook cod and mixed vegetablesMix in rice

~ I used local organic tomato, the skin was pretty chewy. I prefer momotaro tomatoes.

Spaghetti with minced chicken
2 oz chicken - minced
3 oz broccoli
4 oz spaghetti
1 tomato
1 shallot
olive oil

Lightly fry shallot with olive oil
Add in minced chicken, tomato and broccoli
Once all cooked, mix in spaghetti