Fresh-made Pesto from Scratch!

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Yes, it definitely tastes better than it looks!

I’ve always wanted to make my own pesto… even more so when my homegrown Genovese basil started sprouting and blossoming.  The biggest plant I had, which used to have the freshest looking leaves, starting becoming yellow and I was disappointed for a few weeks, but then 2 other plants started to grow (from flyaway basil seeds, no doubt!), and so I was able to harvest a whole basket full of fresh fragrant basil.

I had a very willing assistant and sous chef, of course…

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This was our very favorable yield for the day:

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We then plucked the basil leaves out from the stems and washed them clean.  Toasted some pine nuts and several cloves of garlic.

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Pulsed the basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts and some olive oil in the blender till more or less smooth, and then added some parmesan cheese and salt to taste.

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In less than half an hour, I had made my virgin batch of pesto, and it sure smelled heavenly!

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Lunch  was a simple pesto pasta for the kids, and I have half a jar of pesto left, hopefully enough to make us some chicken pesto dish thingy next week.

#mybasilrocks

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Breakfast Omelette Cups: Easy, Breezy, Yummy!

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I made these breakfast omelette cups last week for my son to bring along for breakfast at his day camp in church.  It was something easy and nutritious for the kids, and I knew I could whip up like 20-30 cups within the hour.  This is important because I wanted something that could be served warm, yet had to be fast and easy to make.  Oh yeah, and I also don’t like oily and fried stuff, so these breakfast cups fit the bill!

I had them baked and ready in about 20 minutes and they could be served with tomato ketchup or mayo, or whatever suits your fancy.

Also, the ingredients I used can be modified in any way you wish…basically your favorite ingredients for a yummy omelette.  I would try with chopped mushrooms, scallions or (yums) bacon too!

Try these and let me know if your family likes it as much as mine does!

Breakfast Omelette Cups

Ingredients

  • Eggs (1 egg to 2 medium-sized cupcake cups)
  • Milk (about 3 tbsp to 1 egg)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Baking powder (about 1/2 tsp to 1 egg)
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Chopped bell pepper
  • Chopped chicken ham

Directions

  1. Place chopped bell pepper and chicken ham into each cupcake cup.
  2. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top
  3. Whip eggs, milk, salt, pepper and baking powder together.
  4. Pour egg mixture into cups up to about 2/3 full.
  5. Bake in preheated oven 170°C for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Serve warm.
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Izumio and Super Lutein Makes Me a Healthier Woman

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Well of course I would say that!  I can just hear everyone think that in their heads.  But the truth of the matter is, it’s really true.

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a long time (thank you!) would know that I have been battling eczema for the longest time.  Up until Izumio and Super Lutein came along, my eczema condition was truly out the window!  It is now very much under control now, and it is all thanks to these natural wonderful supplements Izumio and Super Lutein, which by the way are also the only ones I give my kids for preventative maintenance and healthcare.

Anyway, my point is… I started consuming Izumio and Super Lutein because I wanted to treat my eczema and atopic dermatitis condition.  Little did I know that in addition to treating that effectively, Izumio and Super Lutein have made me so much more of a healthier woman.

Let me tell you why.

Regulated Menstruation

Many women I know have some form of complaint with regards to their menstrual cycles.  Ranging from painful period cramps, irregular periods, too heavy periods, too long periods, headaches, mood swings…. well, those are all the hormones going haywire.  Guys, if you’re reading this…this is good information to know to understand your wife, girlfriend, sister or mother better too.

Read here for 5 signs you have a Healthy Menstrual Cycle.

I am blessed in a way to not suffer from period cramps and the usual PMS symptoms.  Thanks Mom for making me that omelette with sliced ginger and sesame oil when I first got my period! :)

However, my periods have been irregular to say the least.  My cycles have been rather long and unpredictable too.  Sometimes I would get them once every 45 days or sometimes it could drag for 50-60 days!  And then all of a sudden, it could come twice a month.  The length of my periods were also quite long: about 7-8 days, with a lot of spotting even after the 7-8 days.

About 7 years ago, I started using cloth pads. These made a huge difference.  Imagine getting rid of all the toxins from the disposable sanitary pads and tampons all those years.  Cloth pads were definitely a blessing.  My periods shortened to about 6 days but they were still irregular.

Now, when I first started on Izumio and Super Lutein, my period had not yet returned because I was still breastfeeding exclusively.  Up until the middle of last year, my period made a comeback.  I had expected it to be heavy and crampy because of the long hiatus but it was a normal period with no problems at all.

I also decided then to make a change to the menstrual cup.  Less mess, less stress!  With the advice I gleaned from a good friend (thank you babe!), I purchased a menstrual cup and have never looked back since.  This fitted right into my busy stay-at-home-mom lifestyle and I don’t have to wash cloth pads that often anymore!  In addition, I am saving the environment by not contributing to the landfill too.

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Even better, I realised that my periods have now shortened to 4-5 days, with the 5th day being a “tapering-off” day.  It is only heaviest on the 2nd day and that’s when I use the menstrual cup together with a cloth pad.

On top of that, after several cycles, I have noticed that they are getting more and more regular!  Each cycle is now about 30-35 days now, and I feel healthier than ever.  If you read that link I posted above about the 5 signs of a healthy menstrual cycle, I have all of those now and I’m feeling better than ever!

I used to see blood clots during menstruation but not anymore.  I believe this healthy change is due entirely to my change in sanitary hygiene (menstrual cups and cloth pads) and the inclusion of Izumio and Super Lutein in my diet.

Anyone who wants to regulate their menses and feel less of the PMS-shebang should give Izumio and Super Lutein a try.

Healthy Hair and Skin

In addition to that, I’ve also realised that my skin and hair are not too bad, despite the fact that I don’t have the time to go for facials and hair treatments.  I don’t break out in acne and my skin doesn’t feel as dehydrated anymore.  Must be all the “moisturising from within” I am getting with the molecular hydrogen from Izumio.  I’m still hoping that my freckles and pigmentation will be improved further with continuous consumption of Izumio.

And oh yeah… please remind me to find time to have my Izumio mask sessions more regularly!

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All you need is a packet of Izumio hydrogenated water, paper masks and silicon mask from Daiso, and about 30 minutes to spare.

It’s like an instant spa, where your skin will instantly feel more refreshed, fairer and smoother!  With regular use, skin condition will improve!  I don’t have the luxury nor time to go for facials at salons anymore, but I’m glad I have my Izumio masks at home! Sure beats extraction at the facial salon!

Izumio also came in handy just a couple of weeks ago when I suddenly contracted angular cheilitis AGAIN!  I know … previously I used an antibiotic cream and it went away in 2 days but this time, I want to take the natural, less harmful route.  Although it took longer to heal, I am assured that I treated it in a safe way.

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On another note…

I recently heard of several women who have been consistently on Izumio and Super Lutein for at least 7-8 months, and against all odds, they have conceived!  Yes!  Praise God!

Izumio and Super Lutein have this amazing ability to reverse aging, and certainly restore reproductive organs to their prime and hence make a woman more fertile.  Hence, if you have been trying to conceive but have not been able to, perhaps consuming Izumio and Super Lutein is the answer to make yourself healthier and readier for pregnancy.

Of course, the other side of the equation needs to consume Izumio and Super Lutein too.  Studies have shown that men who consumed considerably high quantities of carotenoids and antioxidants in their diet produced higher counts of sperm with higher motility and better sperm morphology.

If you think I am kidding, just speak to those who have had success conceiving by just regularly and diligently consuming Izumio and Super Lutein.  Words cannot express how happy those couples are.  It feels amazing to have helped them achieve what they want and be blessed abundantly.

Izumio and Super Lutein: Here’s the answer to good health and eventually great wealth.  Give yourself a jumpstart in health by eating healthily, exercising regularly and supplementing with these awesome supplements.  Contact me now at joyce.cheah@gmail.com or via whatsapp/text message at +6012-4179822 for a free obligation-free consultation today.

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Why Izumio and Super Lutein are Perfect for Kids

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As parents, we definitely want only the best for our kids, and in my 10 years’ experience as a parent, I’ve realised how challenging it is to be a parent.  How we need to trust our instincts sometimes, how we need to make that call as to whether to do this or that, and how we have to be on our toes at all times, regardless of whether we are tired, sleepy, busy or sick.  Our kids will always come first and their well-being is always right there at the top.

With three kids now, it sometimes does get more challenging because the way we handle a tween (my eldest will be a teenager really really soon) is different from the way we handle a toddler.  Health and nutrition-wise though, I try my best to instill an awareness of eating right and healthily so that my kids are well-informed of their choices.  Of course, as kids, they have the occasional “junk food” and “candy that’s far too sweet for my liking”, but I’m so grateful that they are now on Izumio and Super Lutein natural health supplements, which I am 150% confident will bring their bodies back into equilibrium despite the snacking that they do occasionally.

Every parent ought to know that these supplements, Izumio and Super Lutein, exist because if they did and knew what these supplements are capable of, they would definitely want them for their kids (and for themselves).

Izumio hydrogenated water and Super Lutein carotenoid capsules are what I like to call “The Super Duo That Packs a Healthy Punch”!  In a nutshell, this is how these wonderful supplements work:

In a healthy individual, our body is in perfect equilibrium, hence we are termed healthy with no sickness or disease.  However, once we are exposed to free radicals, the state of our body becomes imbalanced.  Free radical activity is a chain process which keeps on replicating and causes our cells to mutate and become diseased.

While we are able to control the onset of certain free radicals in our body, we are not able to do so most of the time.  Factors like food intake and exercise are controllable, however certain factors like environmental exposure, stress and exposure of infection from third parties are beyond our control.

This is where a healthy and strong body plays an important role.  If your body is strong and healthy, it can ward off free radicals and infection easy.  But if your body is weak, it will succumb to free radical invasion and as a result, illnesses and diseases will follow.  Most people seek medical intervention in the form of drugs and medicine but these only treat the symptoms of the illness.  Once you recover, your body doesn’t get stronger.  Instead, it heals but contains drugs and medications and toxic material in it.

If your body is strong enough to fight off the infection WITHOUT drugs and medication, then it will only get stronger and stronger with time.  A strong, fit and healthy body can only be attained through healthy living and healthy eating.

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Super Lutein and Izumio helps to ensure our bodies stay healthy and strong, naturally…without the need for drugs and medication.  Even more so with kids, who are in the process of building their immunities, Super Lutein and Izumio will definitely give them a headstart towards a healthier future.  Because Super Lutein and Izumio have successfully treated major diseases like cancer, heart attack and stroke, taking these supplements whilst they are kids will prevent the onset of these diseases as adults too.  Health investment, much?

Over the past year since we started on these supplements, I’ve stopped all other supplements we were previously on, because why would I want to waste money on other supplements which contain fillers and binders and other stuff which I cannot even pronounce, which could endanger my kids’ kidneys? Izumio and Super Lutein are pure and natural supplements and they are all we will ever need.  My kids consume 1-2 capsules Super Lutein daily (more if they are unwell or feeling under the weather), and 1 pack Izumio every other day.

Here’s why I say Super Lutein and Izumio are perfect for Kids:

A Boost to the Immunity

On so many instances, I have seen with my own eyes, my kids healing from illness like fever, coughs and cold just by upping their dosage on Izumio and Super Lutein.  Sometimes if I feel they are exposed to someone else who might be contagious, I increase their dosage too, and they don’t catch on.  Sometimes they catch the bug, but they heal super quickly.  I hardly ever give them antibiotics, and I believe they have even healed from bacterial infections without antibiotics… it takes longer but I know that their bodies are getting stronger in the process.

It’s not just my kids, mind you… many of my friends who have taken that leap of faith have reported astounding results with kids’ immunities too!

A friend whose daughter had been suffering from persistent chronic cough for at least 7-8 months, gave her 1 pack of Izumio on that night she bought this product from me and her daughter’s cough healed overnight!

Another friend gave her daughter just 1 capsule Super Lutein and half a pack of Izumio water and her flu and cough recovered with needing medication from the doctor.

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For the Super Lutein capsules, kids either swallow them whole or you can snip off the end with a pair of sharp food scissors, and squeeze out its contents into the kids’ mouths.  You could also soak the capsule in a little bit of drinking water and let it soften for about 10 minutes.  This makes the swallowing easier.  Recently my daughter suffered the tail-end of a phlegmy cough.  For coughs and sore throats, I highly recommend squeezing the contents of Super Lutein straight into the throat or chewing or biting it.  However, my girl does not like the taste of the carotenoids and fish oil, so I masked it with some Manuka honey for her.  After 2-3 doses, the cough went away.

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The Ultimate in Eyecare Supplements

If kids are exposed to radiation via television, computers, iPads, iPhones etc, they need exceptional eye protection.  Super Lutein contains two of the most potent carotenoids that work wonderfully to maintain healthy eyes: Lutein and Zeaxanthin.  These are sourced from the best natural sources in the world and wouldn’t you agree that your eyes and your kids’ eyes deserve the best?

For kids with short-sightedness (Myopia) or astigmatism or even any congenital eye diseases, Izumio and Super Lutein are perfect.  There are already cases of kids having to change their glasses to reduce the power, and I pray that in time, these kids do not have to wear glasses altogether.  Izumio, which contains hydrogen, has the capability of reversing genetic abnormality and targets cells at mitochondrial level.  No other element in the world can do that.

For occasional eye complaints like sore eyes, red eyes, tired eyes and itchy eyes, I simply drop a few drops of Izumio into their eyes (like eye drops), and have them close their eyes for about 10 minutes. The effect of Izumio is almost instantaneous!  Red eyes become less irritated, and tired eyes seem more lively.

For Scrapes, Nicks and Cuts

Getting hurt is part and parcel of childhood and growing up and is inevitable.  I like to soak some sterilised cotton gauze in some Izumio and let it sit on the wound or cut for about 2-3 minutes.  It helps the wound heal much faster, without irritation.

Recently, my daughter had her ears pierced and one side of the ear developed some redness a few days after.  I simply dried her ears after showering and placed cotton gauze with Izumio for 2-3 minutes.  The redness subsided and went away within 1-2 days.  No crusty lesions formed (as is often for pierced earlobes) and she is none the happier!

See, I use Izumio for everything!  My kids know how to ask for it when they want it too!

For the Picky Eater

Kids who don’t eat enough nutritious food every day fall sick more easily because their immune system is compromised.  Super Lutein is a supplement that will provide 4 servings of fruits, 5 servings of vegetables in all the colors of the rainbow, with just 3 capsules daily.  I can also be assured of the quality of the nutrients it provides, unlike the food we buy outside.  How sure are we that organic is truly organic?  Of course, eating whole foods is definitely better but it’s reassuring to know that when the whole foods fall short of supplementing my kids with the food they need every day, Super Lutein steps in effortlessly.

For Skin Problems and Skin Issues

I’ve noticed that kids nowadays have more and more problems with their skin.  It could be due to the environment or to the food/junk they put in their bodies.  Regardless, Izumio and Super Lutein are designed to fix that imbalance.

This is a testament I hold near and dear to myself, because my own daughter who has had eczema since birth is well on the way to full recovery now.  I am eternally grateful to Super Lutein and Izumio for giving her that lease of life, and I am truly touched when friends and relatives come up to me and comment on how her skin has improved so much.

Not just for eczema, but for rashes, hives and occasional itching, Izumio truly relieves and heals.  Don’t just take my word for it, you gotta try it.

To Counter Dehydration

No matter how much my kids drink, I still think they don’t drink enough.  So I get extra paranoid when they are out having their activities.  Soccer, swimming …all takes a toll on their water levels.  When I know they are going to be exposed to external factors, especially in the hot sun, I give them 1 pack Izumio to hydrate and rejuvenate them.  This gives them more energy too, and reduces the dehydration…because if you know kids…they WILL forget to drink their water when they have fun.

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You will see that all the kid-related concerns and complaints above are very valid and real ones that are faced by all families today.  All the more reason why Super Lutein and Izumio are essential in the healthy growth and upbringing of all kids today.

These are the only supplements your child will need and I can assure you its goodness will carry on from now when your child is young up till when he or she is an adult.  Its cancer and heart attack preventative properties will stay on and you would be ensuring a healthy childhood and adulthood for your family.

Choose this health investment today for your family and I can assure you that like me, you will be reaping more than just health rewards but the satisfaction that you are spreading news of these life-saving products that are truly wonderful.

Please email me at joyce.cheah@gmail.com or contact me via whatsapp at +6012-4179822 if you would like a free no-obligation consultation on these products, Izumio and Super Lutein.

Have a fabulous weekend and wonderful Chinese New Year celebration, everyone!  Drive safe and stay healthy!!  Don’t leave home without Izumio and Super Lutein!!

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A Relaxing Laid Back Day – The Giddy Tigress Way

On public holidays, we try to steer clear of crowded places like the malls, cinemas, tourist attractions and the like.  However, we love to spend time together as a family but at the same time we need to find ways to incorporate some personal pampering on our own too.  How do you make your kids part of your “me-time”?

Last Monday was such a day, so let me tell you how we did it…

In the morning, the kids had their swimming coaching session at the pool, so we took the opportunity to play around the slides in the pool area too, after the coaching session.  It was some good exercise and fun, because Daddy got to take the littlest one up and down the slides while Mommy enjoyed the “baking in the sun”….. NOT.  It was definitely scorching hot by noon, so we packed up and left by then.  Thank goodness we remembered to stay cool and hydrated with Izumio hydrogen water… felt so much better after downing a pack or two.

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After a quick shower for all of us at home, we drove out for a quick and easy lunch at a nearby coffee shop.  Then Daddy took care of all the kids while I left for a 1-hour massage session.

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This has been our arrangement every 3-4 months on the average.  Since we do not have extra help with the kids, we take turns going for our massages.  Would be awesome to get a massage together with your spouse (like a couples massage, y’know..) but since we cannot afford to do that yet…this will have to do.  The masseuse commented that my shoulder muscles felt very tense and knotted, so she concentrated on that part.  Getting a massage now and then really helps relieve the stress and everyone could certainly do with one every now and then.  Good stuff (except I am rather ticklish…but that’s my own problem…haha).

After my massage I drove back and then it was hubby’s turn for his massage.

That day, I decided to book a pedicure with a home manicurist/pedicurist.  It was a first time for me, and since my daughter had been asking for a session for a few weeks now, I decided to give it a go.  After all, I could still have all my kids with me at home whilst I had the pedicure!  Sure beats doing it in a mall with me having to worry about kids running around everywhere!

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The session was very thorough, and both Mommy and daughter are very happy with the pedicure.  We will definitely book her again in future.

How did you spend your recent holidays?

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