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SNAPWARE Eco One-Touch - Rectangle Container Set

For air-tight container lovers, recently there is a new brand known as SNAPWARE which are available at major department stores such as METRO, OG, TANGS and etc. These SNAPWARE products are microwave, dishwasher, oven and freezer safe and are completely free of Bisphenol-A (BPA). SNAPWARE products are made from Koreaand it provides 100% airtight storage system with maximum leak proof security so that food can be kept fresher for an extended period and safely transported too.

SNAPWARE Pyrex oven-safe glass containers are made from natural, tempered, borosilicate glass that allows the products to withstand a wide temperature range. The stain-proof, shatter-resistant and tempered glass is also guaranteed safe for the use in pre-heated ovens, microwaves, freezers and dishwashers. Below are some of the features and benefits of this Eco One-Touch Container.

Features And Benefits
~  Natural stain-resistant tempered glass material which is safe and does not absorb food stains or odors;
~ Comes…

Cuisinart Hot And Cold Blender

Recently I have added a new loot into my kitchen gadgets collection. This SSB - 1 Cuisinart Hot and Cold Blender (S$550.00) is not just like a standard blender which we used to blend juice, crashed ice and etc but instead it is a combination of cooker and blender in one.

Cuisinart Hot and Cold Blender is an innovative blender can make sauces, soup, porridge, dessert and etc in it from start to finish including sauteing onions and vegetables, grind and chop nuts, crush ice, make smoothie and even baby food to a smooth desired consistency with a touch of a button!

Basically the blender is divided into 3 main parts which are the base (cooking control), glass jug and a tight-fit press-on lid with a removable 90ml measuring cup attached. The Thermal shock-resistant blender jar can also holds up to maximum of 1400ml (48 oz) of HOT liquids and 1750ml (56 oz) of COLD liquids depending on your recipe(s).

From the above, you can see that the blender base featured the blending control knob w…

Fresh Cactus - 仙人掌

Fresh Cactus is known for its fleshy oval leaves which is also known as "pads or paddles". It has a soft and yet crunchy texture that becomes a bit sticky when cooked which makes it taste similar to aloe vera. These days, you could get fresh cactus from some of the supermarket such as NTUC fairprice, Sheng Shiong Supermarket and some Chinese medical shop such as Hock Hua(福华).

From a given leaflet and website of Kin Yan Aagrotech where these local fresh cactus is grown, it shows that eating Cactus helps to promote good digestive system, improve immunity, strengthen bones and joints, detoxification of the body system and etc.

Some research also claimed that eating cactus helps to improve lost weight due to its rich supply of Amino acids that balances up the body system and increases metabolism. Moreover Cactus pads contain beta carotene, iron, some B vitamins, and are good sources of both vitamin C and calcium which is needed for our body.

Recently I bought some fresh cactu…

Home Grown Oyster Mushroom

Oyster Mushroom (平菇) is named after its flat shape which resembling an oyster shell. These large mushrooms are cream in colour is frequently used in Asian cuisine for adding into soup or stir-fry with meat and other accompany vegetables. These mushrooms are a good source of niacin and it also supply folate and dietary fibre.

About one and half month ago, I was introduced to join a home grown mushrooms group in facebook known as "Myceliapolis - Mushroom City" (more details; website and facebook) where we could purchased mushroom logs and grow our own mushrooms at home. Andy (the group owner) and most of the group members are very helpful as everyone always upload photos of their mushrooms growing stages to share with the rest of the new members, while Andy on the other hand would try his best to answer all our questions and queries regarding the mushroom logs. 


STEPS ON OUR HOMEGROWN OYSTER MUSHROOMS

You would see cotton-like material which is known as "mycelia" w…

Huiji Waist Tonic - 汇集补腰精

Huiji Waist Tonic (汇集补腰精) helps alleviate common health problems by ensuring we get our full daily nutritional requirements in an easy and affordable way. With regular consuming of Huiji Waist Tonic it actually helps to improve our blood circulation, nourish and darken hair, strengthen our body as well as enhancing the flavour of our dishes.

Okara - 豆渣

Okara (豆渣) or Soy Pulp is a white or yellowish residue that is left over after the production of soymilk or tofu through the filtering process. And the word Okara is a Japanese word which pronounced as "oh-KAR-uh" whereas in Chinese it is widely known as "douzha - 豆渣 (soy lees)".

Okara is low in fat, high in fiber and also contains protein, calcium, iron, and riboflavin. As I have mentioned before in another post, when using Joyoung soymilk maker, the "Dry Bean" mode would  produce a much finer Okara as compared to the "Soaked Bean" mode. So if you are adding Okara to porridge or cake, I would suggest you obtain it from the Dry Bean mode instead.

Soymilk would taste smooth and better when "Okara (豆渣)" is being filtered from it. But do you know instead of throwing them away, you could actually incorporate this rich dietary fiber into your daily cooking or baking. Below are some recipes that I have shared using Okara.

Okara Omelette

O…

Joyoung Soymilk Maker - 九阳豆浆机

There are many types of soymilk maker available in Singapore which different from brands and prices. Recently Joyoung Soymilk Maker (九阳豆浆机) has set foot in Singapore with it's latest model DJ13C-D08D(S) after 12 rounds of product improvements.

The two models shown above are, on the left DJ13C-D08D(S) and on the right is DJ12C-A11D(S) both with ultra fine grinding, 360 degree heating and Intelligent Temperature Control.

As you can see from the above, Joyoung Soymilk Maker (九阳豆浆机) comes with a stunning, elegant design and its inner jug and grinder is also made of stainless steel (refer to the photo below) compared to some other similar products. It is so easy to use, just simply pop in the soybeans, add water and with a button away you can enjoy a cup of delicious fresh homemade soy milk ready in less than 25 minutes.

Upon purchase the soymilk maker comes with a plastic jar, metal strainer, scrap pad, measuring cup (1 cup = 90g soybean) and a small brush for washing the blades.

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