Happiness is…

When people enjoy my recipe and encouraged to eat better

Conducted a cooking demo and talk with McCormick & Malaysian Women’s Weekly at The Cooking House, Bangsar.

So glad to be able talk about MSG, umami and salt (things I’ve been reading and find absolute fascinating). Shared my favorite Jamu Tonic recipe too.

What a great way to spend my Saturday morning!

=:D

Happiness is…

playing with plants, dirt and snails!    

My Mini Eden is not so mini anymore with the addition of bigger plants like pandan, lemongrass and Indian Borage. I also got ‘Sambung Nyawa’ or Longevity Spinach, which according to Free Tree Society, ‘shown promising results against viruses such as cancer and HIV’. Let’s hope they all grow well so I can cook with them!

=:D

Happiness is…

Making yummy and nutritious cold-pressed juice in the morning! 

Ok. I’m not always this happy making juice. I wanted to return to making more nutritious food after a long holiday. But it was a little daunting with a stubborn headache due to the horrid weather.

So I woke up today and decided that it will be a great day. I wore my favourite colour, played my favourite music and made my favourite juice. Oh, how the simplest things can make one feel so good!

Happiness is…

 Happiness is…realizing that, with my head on my pillow, I have a clear view to the full moon if lift the curtain. I forgot how pretty the moon can be until Murakami’s 1Q84. Privacy also robbed me of things out of my room. But tonight I’ll fall asleep under the moonlight…

Happiness is…

catching up with a childhood friend and laughing like hyenas.hyenas

Despite being 15 000 km apart,  Yasmine and I would call each other once in a  while. We go long way back; she’s the first girl who spoke to me in primary school. Yesterday, she told me the funniest stories, taught me how to make egg-white flaxseed pancake and spoke about how we are getting rid of unnecessary material things to achieve a simpler, more meaningful life.

Thanks for being so awesome!

<3