EasiYo Real Yogurt Wonders

 

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I am a huge fan or yogurt and so are my children. It is a healthy alternative to ice cream and known to have billions of live cultures yet deliciously healthy, how can we (to be more specific i) not be a huge fan, right?

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AND then i found EasiYo. I am a huge fan and have been using this EasiYo to make yogurt for my family for years! Hence, i have decided to share my little secret (okay, its probably not a secret as everyone who has heard and tried EasiYo would probably know how to make em’ already) however, for those who hasn’t … now this is a MUST GET be it for yourself or the family!

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The fact that i am able to make/ create something at home (myself) has always been a bonus point in my context. Hence, when i first started making yogurt at home with the kids.. for some odd reason.. it tastes that much better. 😛 (Maybe it’s also because my kids are helping out). It is one of my little mini project with my kids to make something delicious together while having our bonding sessions.

Making EasiYo is so easy yet satisfying. All we have to do is mix water to the yogurt mix sachet, put it in the Yogurt Maker and in a matter of hours (to be exact 12-15 hours) you’d get the freshest, tastiest yogurt ever. The best part is, it actually taste real good and there’s no artificial ingredients involved. If you haven’t already try it~ go get yourself one at the nearest hypermarket.

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Happy Treats for Mochi

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It’s finally the holidays and despite being silly with my kids, read, colour and mess up the house…

We decided to whip up our imagination and make something for the youngest member also known as our little fur kid..

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What makes the fur kid happy… Treats, Treats and MORE Treats.. so i guess it was pretty easy for us to decide on what we should make..

We wanted to make something pretty easy, healthy, and a big bonus would be to improve her breath. Don’t get me wrong, she smells like a furry princess already but there’s always no harm to make her smelling that bit extra fresh. 😛

*excuse my bland no make up look.. been down with a cold and fever since the weekend and am still recovering >.<*

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With simple yet basic ingredients i did all the chopping (sorry kids, no playing with sharp objects in the kitchen especially the knives) while the kids did their job in mixing, mashing and fixing up the dough together.

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Ingredients we used are :

1 packet of Apple Mint Herbs

1 packet of Peppermint Herbs

1 bottle of Only Organic Baby Food Puree in Pumpkin & Wild Rice Flavour

2 Small Bananas

1 cup of whole wheat flour

1/4 spoon of baking powder

A pinch of cinnamon powder

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It was ridiculously easy as all we did was mix up all the ingredients above together, shape them up and using a fork we pressed them down on the tray.

Results : House smells AMAZING!!! 

Verdict : Yup.. no doubt she loves them!

CHEAT version of Miniature Lemon Loaf Cake 💗

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Its been a while since i last baked and today i finally managed to squeeze in some time to make a CHEAT version of Miniature Lemon Loaf Cake. Much thanks to Jo (a momma friend whom i had met through japanese class) for inspiring me once again. 🙂

I have always loved to bake. I enjoyed filling my home with the smell of freshly baked treats. The truth is, the root of my baking has always been for my children. Baking has always been a special bond for me and the kids together. As you can see, they definitely LOVE to help me in the kitchen.

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This CHEAT version of Lemon Loaf Cake was influenced by Primrose Bakery recipe. Its ridiculously easy!!!

Ingredients
155g self-raising flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
130g golden caster sugar
20g cornflour
155g unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing the tin
3 large eggs
grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

Heat up the oven to 160 degree C. Meanwhile, grease your loaf tin/line it with baking paper.

Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and cornflour into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse the mixture for about 4 seconds until evenly mixed. Add the butter, eggs and lemon zest and juice and process briefly until evenly blended (about 10 seconds).

Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and level the top with a spatula. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf coms out clean. Let the loaf cool in its tin.

Ta-Daaa.. isn’t that ridiculously easy to make?

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Bake your Momma Some Scones

imageMother’s day is around the corner and nothing beats baking your Momma something special. For me it’s another story, for Mother’s day i like to make things for my children and love ones. Here, i’m sharing my version of to die for Mother’s Day Scone Recipe with all.

I have always loved scones. It’s crumbly like texture melting in the mouth simply reminds me of a good cookie + muffin dough intertwined making it that much more scrumptious and delicious. Not to mention, it smells so good once it’s baked out from the oven and ready to be eaten. I have tried various recipes in making the perfect scones for both savoury and sweet… but non the less, this is definitely the most requested favourite in my house.

I SWEAR! It’s ridiculously easy to make and my kids loves to help!

Here’s my ALL TIME FAVOURITE recipe for making my pretty famous + awesome scones. One that will get you hooked and yearning for MORE!

Ingredients

325g high protein flour

20g baking powder

40g fine sugar (or less)

pinch of salt

110g chilled butter

100 g dried currents/cranberries

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

150ml whipping cream

Method

Sieve high protein flour, baking powder, fine sugar, salt and chilled butter together until it forms into a breadcrumb texture. Add in your dried currents/cranberries

Mix in egg, vanilla and whipping cream into the mixture until it turns into a dough like texture.

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It’s so easy to make!! Delicious to eat and plenty of bonding time for me with the kids!

*I bet you can tell how much my lil girl enjoyed herself from the photo of her face. 😀

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What more can a Mother ask for, right? 🙂

Happy Baking! 😛

CubeCrate MARCH Mysterious Monthly Subscription Box

If you are like me, someone who loves surprises you are most certainly going to love what i have on this blog post today! A couple years back receiving beauty boxes has always been a big hit to many! I remember receiving a beauty box filled with various makeup and skin care products that simply just made me glee from cheek to cheek!

Recently, the latest trend is to receive a mysterious box from the company called Cubecrate Malaysia. A company that sends out mysterious surprises of various goodies such as beauty products, knick knacks, decor items, food, accessories, discount bargains and more! Cubecrate is known to carefully source for the right kind of hand picked trinkets and have them delivered personally to your doorstep. If you however, unbox and find the items not suitable you are able to return and receive a 100% back money guaranteed. Nothing to loose, right? I personally LOVE this about them!

MARCH Cubecrate Mysterious Subscription Box  

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This March, i received a number of wonderful treats from Cubecrate.

MyCare Malaysia, an online premier health and beauty store shared one of their best selections known as the Super Moist Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid – contains 3 unique types of hyaluronic acid which permeates the different skin layers and works synergistically to achieve optimum moisturization and skin firmness. It also contains marine collagen which exhibits high water binding property and can be easily absorbed by the skin to facilitate hesitation, replace lost of moisture and enhance skin elasticity.

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It’s white light weight texture blends easily into the skin. MyCare aims to bring the best selections of health and beauty care at a click of a button and available 24 hours a day! Bringing the best online shopping experience with the best choices at competitive prices. Click http://mycare.org.my to learn more about the selections they have.

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Bfab gift card – which stands for “Be Fabulous” an online marketplace for all kind of beauty & wellness services where users can log in for free to book their hair, massage, spa, nail, waxing and more. Find and book the best beauty salons and spas in Kuala Lumpur instantly at http://www.bfab.my from various selections of partners such as A Cut Above, Amante, Kimarie, Mandara Spa and more. You can now even call for a massage therapist, makeup artist, and more to your home, office, event or anywhere!

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Alakad – The card that feeds your gourmet needs. Founded in 2015, Alakad is originally an online food discovery platform, which offers great deal of discounts. With over a 100 choices of restaurants and over 800 members click the link to learn more about the amazing discounts from just obtaining this card! http://www.alakad.com

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Black Milk Project – creating fun whimsical things for little humans from personalised rompers, family tees, tote bags, plush toys and more, hand-drawn & hand made with love in the house. This is my personal favourite from the March Mysterious Box. Personalised gifts somehow gives that special touch to a special someone, wouldn’t you agree? To learn more about the amazing things they make, click the link http://www.blackmilkproject.com

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Claire – known to produce 100% handmade products with 0% chemical, 0% alcohol, 0% paraben and 0% preservative AND they are against animal testing too! They pride themselves on using ONLY natural ingredients for all products that its even safe for baby to use. Claire Organics has all the natural skin care remedies with the best quality for that pampering moment at an affordable price. Learn more at http://www.claire.my

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Sweet Palate – offering a variety of assortment from cakes, baked goods, designer cakes and custom made sweets, cookies, cupcakes, pastries and more to fit all occasions. Needless to say, their Meringue Kisses were a big hit at my home! For further information or enquiries feel free to check out their website at http://www.sweetpalate.net

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I am totally in LOVE with the concept of being surprised by a Mysterious Box. I was thrilled to received them this March from CubeCrate. Not forgetting much thanks to @neonrunner for their awesome services for safely delivering my parcel over!

 Cubecrate has 3 different packages. RM15 per box for 6 months, RM20 per box for 3 months and RM25 per box for a month.

Here are the 3 simple steps how you can get your CubeCrate every month for RM15 per box.

Step 1: Subscribe
CubeCrate box can be subscribed by anyone, for yourself, friends and your loved ones at http://cubecrate.com.my Cubecrate has 3 different packages. RM15 per box for 6 months, RM20 per box for 3 months and RM25 per box for a month.

Step 2: Surprise
Get your boxful of beautiful surprises delivered right to your doorstep! You could also surprise your BFF or that special someone when she least expect

Step 3: Enjoy
Unwrap your gift and be in for a pleasant surprise.

Feel free to learn more information at CubeCrate

Website: http://cubecrate.com.my

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cubecratemalaysia

Instagram: @cubecrate

Address: No. 28, Jalan PJU 10/10C, Saujana Damansara, PJU 10, 47830 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Tel: 012-219 2594

Osmanthus & Rose Tea Jelly Recipe

Since my last post on Spring Break Indoor Fun Activities i had numerous emails asking about Osmanthus Jelly Recipe as some of you may have already known i added a twist to it. My basic guideline were based on a YouTube tutorial (Much thanks to Girls vs Apron youtube video).

However, i decided to make a batch that has both Osmanthus and Rose Tea.

Needless to say, it turned out to be a delightful hit as i watch both and my children enjoyed them up in a jiffy… I would say, it is perfect for tea/dessert on a warm day.

Benefits :

Osmanthus flower is naturally caffeine-free and consists of dried golden yellow flower buds. Loose leaf is typically made by placing the buds in an infuser and placing the infuser into your mug. The frangrant flower has a slightly sweet, buttery flavor and a flowery aroma. Furthermore it is known to be high in antioxidants.

Rose hips flower (the flowers which have swollen to seed) are an excellent source of vitamins A, B3, C, D and E. They also contain bioflavonoids, citric acid, flavonoids, fructose, malic acid, tannins and zinc.

Here’s my Version of the Osmanthus and Rose Tea Jelly Recipe. 

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 Teaspoon Osmanthus Flower
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Rose Flower (i find rose flower tends to have a stronger scent to it, hence if added too much is not advisable).
  • 3 Tablespoon of Wolvesberries (i had mine soaked for only 15 mins in warm water)
  • Konnyaku Powder

Method: 

Firstly, followed instructions behind the Konnyaku Powder for water quantity and directions and simmer to boil.

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Gently stir and you will gradually notice that the texture will thicken slightly. This is normal. When this happens, i added in the Dried Osmanthus leaves as we as the Dried Rose leaves and let the aroma infused into the jelly.

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Meanwhile, as the wolf berries are soaked and ready, i placed them into the respective mould without the water. Then, i added in the jelly mixture into the moulds and let them sit in the kitchen for a good 15 min before placing them in the fridge.

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The next day, you have your Jelly cold and ready to be consumed. (YUP ITS THAT EASY!)

As i made 2 batches, the ones with the cute moulds were the Osmanthus and Rose Tea Jelly. Where as, the 3 tier moulds were just the Original Osmanthus Jelly.

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Personally, i like the looks of the 3 tier ones just because it looks just somehow seems prettier. Wouldn’t you agree? Would definitely make another batch in the near future with this mould. Hope you enjoy trying out this recipe as much as i did! 🙂  
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Milkissimo Hakodate Gelato Review

I’m a complete glutton when it comes to premium quality ice cream and when i heard the New Milkisimo Hakodate Gelato was coming to town (Kuala Lumpur) for their Grand Opening at Da Men… i was sold and looked forward in trying out their selection of ice cream offerings.

imageInspired by far-off Italy Milkissimo takes the high quality milk of the Hakodate region and produces authentic gelato with all the abundant blessings of the Hokkaido Soil.

imageIts Flavours was inspired by classic Italian dolce desserts. The Gelato machines were installed in stores offering the perfect fresh made gelato using raw ingredients processed at Hokadate, Hokkaido, facility directly to Milkissimo store.

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Signature Waffle

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Parfait Strawberry

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Parfait Matcha

They have such a wide selections of flavours (to be specific – over 80 original flavours lineup on seasonal basis) as well as choices however unfortunately as much as i could eat it is unlikely i could try them all on the same day!

(A) Classic Favorites:
• Millefoglie
• Tiramisu
• Caramel Macchiato
• Budino
• Ciaccolato Bianco
• Occolato Bianco E Frutta
• Pannacotta
• Zabaione
• Crema Catalana
• Macedonia
• Zuccotto
• Zuppa Inglese
• Cassata Siciliana
• Baba
• Affogato
• Torta Di Mela
• Zuccotto E Lampone
• Bellini Alla Rosa
• Brownie Cioccolato

(B) Fruit & Vegetables Favourites:
They strictly selects seasonal ingredients from Hokkaido, such as Hokkaido fruits and vegetables.
• Edamame Estivo – Is made of edamame beans from Hakuto that carries a refreshing taste, reminiscent summer.

• Haskapp – Is known to be a fruit of Haskapp honey berry that taste like red wine with a hint of natural sweetness to it.

• Corn Fresco – A sweet, rich flavoured Hokkaido corn that is naturally sweet and rich it taste.

• Melon Matoro – Made from Hokkaido melons that is rich and consist of sweet authentic melon flavour.

Besides gelato, Milkissimo also serves a classic Italian selection of :
• Hot Chocolate
• Torta Gelato
• Millefoglie Crema

Others Menus includes:
• Brioche Gelato (Gelato served on bread)
• Gelato Cake
• Parfaits
• Hokadate Strawberry
• Hokkaido Haskapp
• Kuririn Pumpkin Pudding
• Rose Type Gelato

In conjunction with their opening… they are offering FREE upsize with any gelato purchase!!

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With a colourful and cozy concept, Milkissimo caters for everyone including children as well hence i’m totally diggin’ this place!

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I had the privilege of meeting founder (President from Japan – Mr. Koji Kurokawa) as he took time in sharing his knowledge and explaining to me the uniqueness of these premium quality ice-cream.

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I’m genuinely truly fond of Milkissimo Gelato Ice-cream. It is not too sweet and refreshing yet tantalising to the palate. Most definitely i would not mind having them again, however it is a tad bit far for me to travel just for an ice-cream. If you like creamy and premium quality gelato’s that is packed with full of flavour then Milkissimo will most certainly make you very happy.

If you haven’t already tried Milkissimo Hokkaido Premium Gelato in Malaysia.. you can find them at these locations:

Milkissimo Malaysia Gurney Plaza 

Lot 170-01-K5 Gurney Plaza,

Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang

Milkissimo Malaysia DaMen Mall Store

G-31, Ground Floor DaMen USJ 1,

47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

For further information you can check out their website at Milkissimo Website

B-lab Bar + Bistro + Bakery

imageA couple months back i was introduced to try a new restaurant just below Verve Suites Apartment. Ever since that day, the husband and myself constantly return and have become a regular customer for our all time favourite Bar + Bistro + Bakery.

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The environment is spacious both outdoor and indoor plus it is totally kids friendly with a wide area of space for parents to manoeuvre especially those with strollers!

imageRun by the Managing Director/Chef Mr Yukichi Matsubara and his wife Zen the two couple had created a western inspired Asian Bistro with a wide variety of food selection that combines a superb blend of food just to suit all palates at moderately priced, 80 seats bistro & a fine selection of bakery offerings. It’s unique selection caters a variety of fusion food, bread, pastry, and even down to alcoholic drinks.. The restaurant opening hours are as early as 8am to midnight daily (7 days a week). 
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There were a wide range of bakery goodies.. from bread to pastries and biscuits.image

Personally i love the breads they have over here…

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The smell of fresh daily baked bread..delicious yet affordable!

imageHere are some of my favourite food selections i have tried with them on various occasions. And i swear~ they are all pretty good!!!

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The Ultimate Breakfast (Two eggs of any style ; smoked streaky bacon, pork sausage and honey baked ham ; mushrooms, baked beans and hash brown; white toast, croissant, whole meal or whole grain; mesclun salad and herb crusted tomatoes)

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Smoked Omellete (Served with white toast, croissant, whole meal or whole grain ; mesclun salad and herb crusted tomato ; and french butter smoked salmon, normandy cheese, chives and parsley)

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Pancetta & Mushroom Ragout Pasta (If you’re a pork lover.. you will love this ~Salt cured pork belly and mushrooms pasta with white wine and fresh herbs)

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Reuben Sandwich (Beef pastrami with sauerkraut and Gruyere cheese sandwiched in between cereal bread)

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Seafood Marinara Pasta (Tomato based pasta with an array of scallop, sea prawns, squids, white clams and slipper lobster)

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Garlic & Chillie Prawn Pasta (Traditional garlic and chilli pasta tossed in Tiger Prawns and olive oil)

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Wild Mushroom Pizza (i tasted truffle oil in this one..it was so good!!!)

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Chicken of Breast (My personal favourite – Oven baked chicken breast with a hint of Cepes served with mushroom ragout)

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B-Lab’s Club Sandwich (Decked with smoked streaky bacon and honey baked ham ; avocado spread, home made tatar sauce, butterhead lettuce, white toast and complimented with a sunny side up)

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Pancetta & Mushroom Ragout Pasta (The husband personal favourite he had the same dish at two separate occasion – Salt cured pork belly nd mushrooms pasta with white wine and fresh herbs)

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Jamon Iberico and Golden Lily (Spanish ham, mango and pistachio on a bed of arugula dressed with extra virgin olive oil) 

On the days of our visit to B-lab, our meals are never complete without a good cup of coffee and their famous dessert~ Choux Cream:)

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For further information, you can visit their Facebook page at B-lab or alternatively you can just call in to make a reservation :

VERVE Shops Mont’ Kiara, Jalan Kiara 5, Mont’ Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee and Drinks

+60 3-6206 1880

Honey Creme is in Kuala Lumpur!

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Finally Honey Creme ice cream is in town! I had my very first taste of this delicious organic crafted premium soft-serve during my trip back to Penang. It was superb! I loved it so much that i couldn’t stop thinking about it and a week and a half later during my trip down to Singapore i had my craving fixed.

IMG_0069Now, they are officially in Kuala Lumpur and had their grand launch on the 19th of December with [Left to Right: Rachel Wong (Founder of Honey Crème Hartamas), Kenny Chee (Founder of Honey Crème Hartamas), Michael Ong (Founder of Honey Crème Hartamas), Angela Chee (Founder of Honey Crème Hartamas), Yumi Wong (Malaysian Actress), Hung Shock Teng (Honey Crème Franchisor – Malaysia), Liu Siao Zi (Honey Crème Taiwanese Trainer), Roy Teow (Honey Crème Franchisor – Malaysia), Po Yung Hui (Honey Crème Franchisor – Malaysia), and Jeff Pang (Honey Crème Franchisor – Malaysia)].

IMAG3475Ice creams have always been perceived as unhealthy and nutritionally deficient but just so you know… indulging in Honey Creme does not have to be frowned upon! 😉

IMAG3473It is specially handcrafted with premium organic ingredients from all over the world including South Korea’s top organic milk and creams, Honey Crème’s soft serve is definitely a healthier option with nutritional toppings like raw honeycomb, organic mixed grains, heart-healthy dark chocolate or simply the sinfully indulgent choice of popcorn or cotton candy toppings.

IMAG3474My favourite is The Honeycomb Soft Serve, crowned with a golden chunk of raw honey comb is truly a sight to behold and a delight to the palate.

IMG_9788According to Honey Creme, raw honeycomb provides a natural sweetness, omitting the need for artificial sugar sweeteners. Novelty aside, these golden nuggets are a nutritional powerhouse, prized as a health tonic since ancient times. Sourced from the prestige bee farms globally, Honey Creme’s inclusion of raw honeycomb adds a variety of minerals, trace elements, amino acids, enzymes and other health giving properties into each serving of delectable soft serve.imageThese awesome soft serve must try has a fluffy, light velvety texture and creamy milky taste with slight salty undertones, unlike conventional ice creams which can be too creamy or artificially sweet and rich. I personally loved it so much that i had 2 cups in less than 15 min! *Mind you, i am genuinely quite crazy about this soft serve!*imageThey serve in both cups or cones with a variety of flavours for you to choose. If you haven’t already tried them.. do check them out at

Honey Crème Hartamas
Address: 20, Jalan 27/70A Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 KL
Monday to Thursday 12pm – 10pm
Friday to Sunday 12pm – 11pm
Open Daily

You can also Follow Honey Crème at:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HoneyCremeKL
Instagram: Honey Crème Hartamas

7 days Zespri Green Kiwi Fruit Challenge.

I’m a fruit addict kind of woman. Everytime anyone offers me a fruit i would gladly eat it!

*Many thanks to my wonderful Grandmother* 

Ever since i was a little girl my granny would encourage me to eat a variety of fruits everyday. She would cut them for me so it can easily fit inside my mouth. She would also say, pretty girls eats lots of fruits to have great skin. 😛 Today, Kiwi fruit plays a huge role in my daily life.image It has been a custom routine for us to consume them daily and i have to say after consuming them for a couple of months everyday it really did help in terms of our health. I slowly noticed that our body immunity did change for the better! Hence, being a fan of Zepri, i was invited to share some thoughts about the miracle changes it has upon me and my family.

For seven days in a row me and my family had consumed Zespri Green Kiwi fruit everyday. It was a change for us as we usually consume the golden ones.imageBringing various benefits both these super fruit (green and golden kiwis) is high in Vitamin C, a source of fibre, Vitamin E, contains high content of anti oxidant, aids digestions, source of pottasium and folate, low in glycaemic index food, low in calories and has an excellent source of increasing our body immunity. This means going to the toilet is most certainly no problem. 😛 
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My kids loves them and at times request to consume these medium sized super fruit during snack time. We feel great, light and even the slightest cold like we are able to combat.

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A hearty breakfast made with Zespri Green Kiwi is so easy, delicious yet healthy! Topped with some yogurt, flaxseed and chai seeds.

image It’s so easy and convenient to eat and for me and my family, our digestive health most certainly did improve as well as our body immunity is much higher. My son is one of Zespri biggest fans!

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Sometimes i mix them in my salad and it is so refreshing. 
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Personally, upon consuming both kinds of kiwi before. I still prefer the golden kiwi more than the green even though it is slightly more expensive. Reason being is zespri golden kiwi has higher content in vitamins and minerals as compared to the zespri green ones. Besides, it also taste sweeter! But non the less, be it green or golden.. both most certainly do change the way we feel every morning and most importantly an improvement to our health especially to our digestive track. I truly believe it works!

~ A kiwi a day keeps the doctor at bay!~