Two ingredients chiffon cupcakes for 11m7d

Yeah, it works without sugar!

1. Using electronic hand mixer, mix the (one) egg white until it turns meringue (whereby you turn it upside down, it doesn’t slip down).

2. Add in (one) egg yolk and hand mixed for a minute.

3. Fold in three tbsp of cake flour (can use all purpose flour or bread flour too).

4. Scoop into cupcake sheets.

**I only gotten 3 cupcakes from the ingredients used (1 egg and 3 tbsp flour)

5. Under preheated oven of 170 degree celcius, bake for 15-20 minutes. 

I still vividly remember mummy Lee Kah Inn introducing this to us (in healthy food for my babies fb page) two years back (during my elder girl) – and from then on, most of my chiffon cakes have been using her way! Her way did use minimal sugar (back then my girl was more than a year old). And since my little baby girl is just 11m7d, I tried without sugar and it works! โœŒ๐Ÿป๏ธโœŒ๐Ÿป๏ธI am seriously happy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

**my baby passed whole egg!

Book review: Who Says by Mark Chua

Nah, I am not going back to employment (yet?). But I am checking this book out – to find out more, i.e understand WHY my hubby ‘choose’ this author Mark Chua to be his mentor (for more than a year now)! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™„
Reading this book brings me down the memory lane – my working years and my bosses who have groomed me up those years. It helps me reflect my personal employment journey until the point when I decided to call it a quit. I find him having ‘similar’ financial habits and working ethics. But why then my hubby ‘adores’ this Mark?
What makes him different compared (to myself) is Mark makes his millions via property portfolio (while I personally just stopped at one property ‘at the moment’). I realise that to be able to achieve greater financial freedom is the need to acquire calculative risks. In career perspective, Mark is more willing to inspire others (which I would unlikely do).
The key takeaway of the book is be passionate (enough) in your job and committed to take right kind of actions to move forward! Mark speaks about the need to inculcate financial discipline in order to achieve financial freedom. He also offers tips on generating positive income flows from property investments.
It took me 40 minutes of my ‘me time’ yesterday to complete it (it may take longer for some who don’t have my reading speed due to lack of time). A good buy for the employed, non-employed and fresh graduates.
Another notable point is Mark adores his wife (and kids) who shares his financial journey through bad and good times. In this perspective, I will ‘pass’ Mark as my hubby’s mentor! ๐Ÿ˜
*This is not a paid review!

A day out to the bank and Funtopiaย 

A very last minute decision to go to the bank! I was ‘ready’ to go when both of them still asleep!๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ช So I woke Noelle up by telling her the ‘plan’ (Funtopia wasn’t in the initial plan though) – she was more excited to ‘get out’ of the house!
So we went to the bank to do a transaction – luckily it was fast enough to contain a kid and a baby – this was without given any priority counter! Then I asked Noelle to choose between going to RT pastry for cakes or supermarket for cheese buns! She choose supermarket but as we walk towards there – she requested to go to the playground. I made her promise that she will behave properly – that is no bullying around. She promised and so we went.
For an hour play, it cost RM10 (Nikki’s free) for the rather small space (as in compared to Molly Fantasy). But it was ‘big’ enough since no one was there. A boy did came for a moment (Noelle even invited him to play) before he joined his elder siblings at the other section. Nikki was having a good time exploring too. When it was almost time, Nikko started to cling – indicating she wants milk/nap! So I went out with Nikki and told Noelle to go few more rounds before times up! 
Noelle obliged to get out of the playland and so we went to the supermarket. She wanted her cheese bun and told me she wanted to sit in the trolley to eat while I shop for some groceries (that also mean I have to ‘starve’ myself till we reach home ๐Ÿ˜… never mind as long as I get peace). She also requested for coconut and yogurt (which she said that she will eat after we return home). After the quick buy, we walked back to the train station (which by then Nikki napped) and Noelle choose to go for a longer ride (as usual). She was particularly happy that she saw a ‘friend’ (meaning someone of her size ๐Ÿ˜‚) and for the first time she was allowed to get to see the direction of the train from the front panel (as the little girl was doing so; I permitted her). Noelle was mimicking the girl the whole time. And she was asking ‘why’ non stop!๐Ÿ˜ช till the lady beside us couldn’t contain her laughter! We went down few stations before her ‘friend’ and went to the other direction to get back home. 
Today’s day out is rather peaceful – without much frustration – just that mama was dying of hunger and thirst (thankfully the promoter at the supermarket offered me his sample orange juice ๐Ÿ˜‚) plus I wanted to pee!
One of the lessons for Noelle today at the train station (on our way to the bank) was helping the blindman. The man was with his walking stick and sort of directionless. With Noelle by my side, I led the man to the escalator. I didn’t know that this has a big impact to Noelle until she kept mentioning ‘mama helped friend to the stairs (which she meant escalator)’ as we walked by home!

Carrot and garlic rice for 11m1d

Similar to Noelle, discovered that Nikki prefers whole grains than porridge! ๐Ÿ˜…
Gave her a little carrot and garlic rice with radish (from our soup of the day); at least willing to try and picked grain by grain! <video>

Recipe: stir fry garlic and carrot in oil until fragrant. Then add into soaked basmati rice and water. Cook in rice cooker. 

We had the same rice for dinner! 

Sharing between young siblings

They were both ‘fighting’ over the motorbike the whole day with Noelle refusing to let Nikki have it! ๐Ÿ˜ช
Well, Noelle has the ‘right’ not to share/ take turn because it belongs to her. At the same time, I cannot ask Noelle to give in just because Nikki was crying – as Noelle will use back the same crying tactic on us. Distracting Nikki wasn’t easy too (as usual she will want what Noelle has๐Ÿ™„). What a dilemma! I even indirectly told Nikki that I will get her new toys since Noelle isn’t sharing with her – Noelle didn’t bother me!๐Ÿ™„
At one point, Noelle started telling me ‘mama, I don’t want Mei Mei ๐Ÿ˜’!’ And I was ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ and then told her ‘ok, I will send Mei Mei to Aunty’s house’. ๐Ÿ™„Noelle then nodded. I didn’t bother her.

Just before nap time, Noelle came telling me ‘mama, I dun wan Mei Mei go’. At first, I was thinking ‘what’ and then reflected on what we were talking earlier. So I knew what she meant. 
So after all, Noelle wanted Nikki to ‘stay’. After nap time, Noelle even started to ‘take turn’ with Nikki to go on the bike (though Noelle still shows her possessiveness). 
I guess the point is not to force them into ‘sharing’ but just let it take its pace!

Eggless buns for 11mo

Ingredients: Half cup water + 1 tsp instant  yeast + 0.5 tsp molasses sugar (sugar required to activate yeast); 1.5 cups of bread flour; 1 tbsp cake flour; 1 tbsp unsalted butter

I kneaded everything with hand before putting it into breadmaker under knead mode. I removed it and let it rest about 30 minutes. Then divide into smaller doughs.

And let it rest for another 20-30 minutes. Brushed it with extra virgin coconut oil before sending it to preheated oven of 170 degree celcius.

It came out quite ‘spongy’

And the baby enjoys it!

Video <here>

Today the 11mo also tried yogurt, the baby led weaning way – Popsicle frozen yogurt (Farmers union Greek style natural yogurt).

Video <here>