Friday, December 19, 2014

SAFE and yummy holiday drinks!

Pregnant this Christmas season? What a pity! You can't drink alcohol, have to say no to sweets, eat just right (not for two! haha)~ which are all hard to do when you're bombarded with yummy Christmas food almost every day! And the never-ending parties? Temptation through and through! :p

So what's a pregnant lady got to do? Find safe for pregnancy non-alcoholic holiday drinks and healthy (AND scrumptious) party food of course! :) Here's an oldie but goldie drink recipe that I loved when I was pregnant for the first time in 2009: 

The Bumptini (SOURCE)

3 ounces pomegranate juice
2 teaspoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce lime-flavored club soda
1 tablespoon raw brown sugar (garnish)
*1 lemon twirl (optional garnish)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Heya everyone! It's been 5 looong years since I last updated this blog and I was thinking of retiring it for good. But when I checked the pageviews, I (surprisingly) still got a lot of visitors from Google! And I thought that if people still come here to get information then I should not close the blog. So here I am, blogging again about food and recipes. And because it's Thanksgiving, I'm sharing one of my favorite low-fat turkey dish from :) No, it's not a roasted turkey recipe nor a Thanksgiving stuffing / side dish as we don't really celebrate Thanksgiving here in our country. I hope you enjoy it! And if you have any yummy turkey dish to share, feel free to comment below. Happy cooking dearies!

Bobby Deen's New-Fashioned Meat Loaf

2 tbsp ketchup
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp yellow mustard
1 large egg
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup 1-percent milk
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Kosher salt
1 cup (from about 3 slices bread) fresh whole-wheat bread crumbs
2 medium carrots, coarsely grated
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 sweet onion (such as Vidalia), finely chopped
1 1/4 pound lean ground turkey

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick foil. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, tomato sauce, milk, Worcestershire, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; stir in the bread crumbs. Add the carrots, garlic, and onion and mix to combine.

3. Add the turkey and mix just until incorporated. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet and shape into a 9- by 3 1/2-inch loaf. Brush the loaf with the ketchup mixture. Bake until the internal temperature registers 160 degrees F, 40 to 45 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

This recipe will yield 4 servings. Cost per serving is $1.25 :) Total time is 1 hour and 5 minutes (prep time is 15min). ENJOY and Happy Thanksgiving!