TGIF! Around the Internet

It is a Friday, y’all! We made it. I am so excited about this weekend. I am going to be attending a Durian Party tomorrow evening. Family lunch at Pizzeria Mozza on Sunday followed by a BMW Motor Show 2014 at MBS. In the meantime, here are some amazing finds on the internet to last us through the weekend. 🙂

Here is my soundtrack this weekend. Thanks Refinery29!

Need some baking inspiration this weekend? If you are in Singapore, Fairprice Supermarket has a 3-for-$6.95 blueberries promotion this weekend. Get some for this scumptious Blueberry Crumble Cake! Or something savoury, say Omelet Scones?

Not too into baking? How about this fantastic-looking Potato Salad? Definitely a winner in a potluck party.

I am also going to spend half my time wanderlusting about Penang and Malacca

It seems like not all the Superfoods are worth the hype.

How to get a date at your next workout. 🙂

Let’s dance and get happy! The most amazing send-off E.V.E.R.

Serious reads: Dealing with Emotional Eating.

 

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Pick-Me-Up Music

This morning my tummy was hurting and I was feeling all weak and spiritless. Then I came across ex-British girl band Girls Aloud singer, Cheryl Cole, newest single and video, Crazy Stupid Love ft. Tinie Tempah. This unabashed pop tune was so upbeat and catchy, almost immediately it awoke me and filled me with energy – an instant mood lifter! Did you discover any new music this weekend too? If not, that’s ok. Hope you are having a good weekend so far. 🙂

PS: This Baked Chocolate Mousse & Cherry Whipped Cream looked too delicious to not share!

Around the Internet: reads for the weekend

I am getting all inspired and laughing from sites I read recently:

16 Surprising Things About Parenting In China. Expats experience on parenting in China. Their observations and sense of humour is on point and hilarious!

Best friend-less. I am not the only one. *phew*

Real time updates on Borough Market. I am still in a London state of mind. Oh October, could you come any quicker?!

Let’s Go To A British Supermarket! Get ready to laugh. I am a supermarket addict, still so after leaving my Deli job four years ago. My obssession for seeing all types of food and packaging never died. Amateur Gourmet’s adventure in a British supermarket is hilarious! It made me crave for Marks and Spencers in London. Can’t wait to attack Waitrose and Whole Foods Market in London this October!

There is a new food market in London: Bishopsgate Market. Gosh! When did the obsession w street food start? In any case, hurray to more good food! Although will any be open in October???

I just discovered a new London-based food blog.

Just started on the US TV political drama, House of Cards. Have you watched the Netflix show before? I like Kevin Spacey but the effortless coolness of Robin Wright awed me!

An introduction to Filipino food. In Singapore, find them all over Lucky Plaza in Orchard Road. I am a personal fan of Sinigang, a sour and savory soup.

If you love peanut butter. Here is one more surprising excuse to attack the jar. :p

A nifty trick to relieve tension headache. I am so going to need this on my next juice cleanse.

New cold pressed juice bars in Singapore and London, so exciting! And London’s Mojo Juice Bar’s hashtag #findmemymojo is hilarious!

While we are on the topic on Cold Pressed Juices in London, 4 Juicy Favourites to try if you are in London!

Five of the most beautiful lakes around the world. Weekends are made for wanderlusting.

Step-by-step pictures of S’more Cakes prepared from a food processer!

Another feature on The Serious Eats, all you need to know about biscuits.

Need some baking inspiration for the weekend? How about this Passion Fruit, Persimmon and Pepper Pavlova?

Eat Barcelona. Need I say more?

Acai Bowls. The newest Breakfast trend. Are you on board? I would be if Acai wasn’t so hard to find in Singapore.

*Phew* What a list for just two days! May yours be filled with love and lots of kindness.

Today is Cleanse Day!

20140715-081233-29553543.jpg Posting this on the way to work. Stay tune as I update further on today’s cleanse and more importantly, drinking thawed cold pressed juices that I bought last week. Does it taste the same? Does it still taste fresh? Update in a bit!

And I’m seriously the most forgetful person on earth! Yesterday something was weighing on my mind the entire day and I couldn’t put my finger onto it. Until late last night when I realised I completely forgot to update a table for registration of a society!!! Gosh YY!! So I’m rushing into work to update it as quick as possible. And also this morning, a long meeting on a book I’m co-writing. I’m gonna need all the green juice energy as possible! Have a good day everyone!

[Update at 10am]

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Drinking my second juice as I type this and it is a new flavour for me, Salaryman (Celery, Cucumber, and Green Apple). During my first cleanse, I had the same drinks for all three days and I was very bored to be honest. So last week, I emailed Roger for a change for the three days and they were super sweet. They delivered every single flavour available in the shop. Yayy to efficient businesses! Salaryman is a pretty light green drink that reminds me of lime juice but far from it taste-wise. I am not a big fan of celery so this drink definitely takes some getting used to.

As mentioned earlier, I am drinking defrosted juice. I bought a 3-day cleanse last week but after a day, I felt properly cleansed so I froze the remaining bottles for future post-indulgent days. And as can be seen from my earlier entries, it is actually a weekly affair. I just can’t resist letting go and indulgent once a week! After my heavy durian weekend, I really needed a cleanse so on Sunday, I pulled out some bottles from the freezer and defrosted it safely in the fridge. When I had my first bottle, Krypto, it tasted surprisingly fresh! I have drank expired juices before and there was a strong rancid taste that was not present here. However the solids within did not dissolve as well and there little visible ones floating around. Not exactly the most inviting and I hope it is fine because it definitely taste alright.

[Update at 9.05pm]

Hello hello!! Done with today’s juices and it was surprisingly a breeze! The previous headaches did not make an appearance today and when hunger struck, I quickly drank a juice, to which my belly was satiated. Energy-wise, I was surprised to find myself full of it. I attended two meetings, accompanied my colleagues to lunch where I watched them inhale in fried chicken but was not tempted then accompanied them to the Daily Juice shop where one of them put down an order for a 3 days cleanse beginning tomorrow! (“I just want to get it over and done with”: she said). At the same time, I purchased a small bottle of Nut Mylk as I finished my big bottle in a moment of greediness last week. The tiny Nut Mylk is sooo cute! I shall post the picture in a bit. Ooo and Daily Juice has a new juice called The Dark Knight. It is essentially Nut Mylk with raw cacao and cinnamon added in. I personally preferred Nut Mylk as it had a stronger almond flavour but when I told my friends, they could not help but swoon over the cacao. And more importantly today, I could even joke with my colleagues who dropped by my desk for a quick chat. I am so pleased to have sailed through the day, maybe my body is finally getting used to these juices now. 🙂

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Around the Internet

I am a surf addict. Mostly surfing for food blogs, sometimes I discover some brilliant gems introducing recipes or a new way of life that leaves me all inspired and happy. In two days I discovered two websites that has made me seriously consider putting in more effort into this page rather than just an accumulation of my eating conquests because quite honestly, a little part of my life is not all about food. So without further ado, here are the two websites I found:

Pretty Hungry. Pretty girl living in the the U.K. She eats very well but it is her warming tone of writing and zest for her daily life that is most inspiring. Plus she is a juice franatic like me too! Can’t stop trolling her websites for London food recommendations too.

10 Drinks to End Your Day For EVERY Imaginable Scenario. Oh yes! If you, like me love to wake up with a Green Juice and end the day with a Gin and Tonice, you will appreciate this page.

That’s all folks, big lunch ahead of me this afternoon including a Lobster Platter! 🙂

[Update]

Instagram feed of photos taken at Maltby Street Market. I love the internet!