Squeeze Me Baby

We were given these samples by a friend. The gift was actually wrapped up in a box with free tokens to fill the Squeeze Me Baby bags. The fillers are actually fresh fruits puree.

We went to their One Utama outlet and had it filled. Before we fill it, the babies were allowed to try the different flavours that they have. They do give recommendation based on age. Each pack, if I am not mistaken, cost about RM10-11.

At that point, N2 showed no interest at all but N1 was actually enjoying the sampling. But once trying at home, N2 seems to hook on it! 

Personally, I think this is convenient especially those who intend to shop in One Utama but forgotten to pack snack for the little ones. But pricing wise, I do think it is kind of on the high side – since they essentially use a little fresh fruits to make the amount packed/filled. I think a lot of cost is put into packaging and its environment.

**If I have forgotten my snack and the kids need a quick fruit (puree/snack), I think I could get it cheaper at MBG – though it does not come with the Squeeze Me bag, my kids could handle straws perfectly! 

The shop is baby friendly as in it is equipped with a play area and there are baby chairs for the babies to finish up the Squeeze Me Baby!

Note: This is NOT a paid advertisement. We just got gift samples! 

Trying out shrimp at 1y18d

We were sponsored some Pelagos shrimps again! 

Took some defrosted shrimps and steamed it with an egg for 5 minutes. 

Took out the shrimps and left bits of eggs for baby no.2

She actually enjoys licking it; and hasn’t really chew it! <video>

For the remainder of the steamed egg, I mixed it into baby no.1’s spinach noodle with some onion oil. She had some fried shrimp wantan too (shrimp marinated with sesame oil, liquid aminos and corn flour).

Thank you Pelagos for the sponsored products:

Review: Avon Mastercook

Hubby got me this cookware for Christmas! 😬 And I am loving it! Though it is a ‘stock pot’ by its name – I actually cooked kai choy rice in it – without it being sticky or burnt and it just requires less than 20 minutes plus not much monitoring required! It came out perfectly well – no soggy texture and no uncooked grains!

I simply just stir fry onions and garlic in oil. Add in dried prawns. Stir for a moment before adding Chinese sausage, mushrooms and grains. Stir it and then add the blanched kai choy. Stir and add in water (I cooked two cups of rice, water was about 1.5 cups since kai choy is wet by itself). Then cover and leave it on stove on for 13 minutes. Off fire and let it be there. We had it for dinner while I cooked in the morning!

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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)! πŸ˜‚πŸ™„
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! 😝
*This is not a paid review!

Review: Pelagos lemon and herbs shrimp

Lazy Monday – so just cook one dish for lunch 
Stir fry garlic, ginger and carrot in heated butter. Add in the defrosted shrimps. Stir for a minute or two before adding the seasoning plus water.
I found it a little too sweet so adjusted it with a little more water than the suggested amount. 
When opening the seasoning pack, it did smells a little artificial (like eno πŸ˜‚) but after cooking, tasted fine. 
Will be serving it with yesterday’s leftover garlic rice!

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Review: Pelagos Masala Shrimp

They are frozen prawns; packed conveniently for easy storage and ease of cooking for 2 persons (but since my hubby doesn’t eat prawn and this is a spicy dish – I cooked this for my breakfast served with bread and lunch served with rice).

It has simple instructions (see pic) on how to cook them, which comes handy for noob cooks! 

The only thing that I did not ‘follow’ – I added onions to oil before cooking the prawns. 

Not sure if my freezer is too cold, it took me more than time required (probably few minutes longer than suggested) to cook it.

Taste wise – yeah, spicy masala at finger tips! It takes few minutes for the spice to taper off my tongue (to tell you how spicy it is). The prawns are authentic (doink doink- sorry no video😝)!
In short: Worthy to give it a try! 😊

Note: This is NOT a paid advertisement but we were given samples to try!