Saturday, April 5, 2008

Fava Beans Recipe

Ok. I might not be an expert in cooking event the fact that I love food so much. But today I am going to write down a recipe for fava beans or also known as foul medammas. Bear in mind this is an Asian recipes with lots of spices.

First. How the hell does this fava beans look like?

Like this.

This is by kimball. Actually I didn't know that they sell fava beans in Malaysia because we always bought ours from Singapore but the other day phabmister found this at one of the local store. One can can serve up to 4 people.

Ok, ok enough of ramblings. Back to the recipe.

The Ingredients:

200g minced meat
2 spoons of blended chillies
2 spoons of chicken curry powder
6 shallots - blend
3 onions- blend
1 inch of ginger -blend

For Garnishing:

1 red onion, diced
1 tomato, diced
2 green chillies - cut into small pieces
2 red chillies - cut into small pieces

First, crush the beans into a coarse paste then put aside. Heat the pan with some oil. Add shallots, onion, ginger, curry powder and blended chillies together, mix well. When the mixture is ready, add minced meat and add little bit of water. Cook till the meat gets tender.

By this time, you can smell the delicious aroma made from the spices.Like yumm!

When the meat is ready, put the fava beans in and stir. Add some salt to taste. Then serve.

Now we come to the eggs. Break the eggs and fried them sunny side up. Later, put each egg on top of the serving plates.

For the rest of the garnishing, sautee or cooked them in a pan with olive oil. Make sure that they are not over cooked, or else they might not taste that nice. When done, put them on top of the egg, or just arranged them nicely on the plate.

For more idea on how it will look like.

Have them with baguette, two scoops will be enough to feed a hungry person. And it's good for diet too!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Shopping for make up online

Buying make up in Malaysia is not a hassle except the price might be a little bit expensive and of course, you could not get certain brands.

Like NARS.

I love Nars especially the eyeshadow. Somehow the to me the quality is similar to MAC and I love them both. Maybe my love for MAC are more for powder/foundation product. Good coverage with (almost) natural look. Hehe

The closet place to buy NARS is maybe in Bangkok but now anyone can buy NARS product online with shipping cost at $5.95 flat which is approximately RM 21 per shipping. That, can be considered cheap if you compare to any other websites.

Oh, which website you ask?

They also have the famous hairproduct Frederic Fekkai and Laura Mercier.

That, if you don't mind paying for the shipping fee. If you want a free shipping for buying beauty good try Strawberrynet.

Products ranging from Chanel to Payot to MAC. The drawback is, not all products are available. I wanted to buy La Mer sets last time and contacted their customer service but unfortunately it was out of stock or maybe more like never selling actually, because I never see any. Still, it's free shipping and it's cheaper. If you are a regular customer, they provide loyalty program.

In my past experience, strawberrynet give an excellent service.

Go and try, for the love of make-up!

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Kill me faster

I haven't been smoking for months since my birthday. I am not proud to say that I used to smoke but the feeling I get after few puffs are.. just indescribable. The remedy for my bogged mind and lost spirit. But, after my skin condition worsen, I decided to put a halt. I really need a good complexion. Mine is screaming like a lunatic. Aaaaaaaarghh with the capital A.

Yet tonight, I did it again. While putting on my home-made cucumber eye patch, I have the sudden urge. Actually there were few factors that triggered it. Stress and weird feeling. Nah, let's not go there.

Truly that was not something good. I don't judge people who smoke coz I used to smoke but this is in my personal contact. i need to stay away from doing it because.. err..err.. because I want to live a healthy lifestyle? Or something like that. You knoww.. sheesh I think you know what I mean.



See my point?

But how can one ignore when one is in need?


Fret not, I am going to fight it. Ok, I mean I will try my best to fight it. Hehe

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Going local

Living in Malaysia, the choice for online shopping is limited. I drooled to shop from shops like Neiman Marcus and Sephora yet the delivery cost and the tax would be far from worthy. Plus, some of them don't ship internationally.

But I have found few locals shop that are a feast for my eyes and my hunger. Ok, perhaps the quality is not at the par but still they manages to make me to have sleepless nights.

Now, these are taken from the latest pre-order collection.



I simply adore this one. Although I might be blinded by the sexy models, but this tops mesmerize me. Love the sequins and love how it falls on the shoulder. Oh, off shoulders are the sexist. Showy but not too showy. This top could also go with skinny jeans.

This would be a perfect outfit for casual evening dinner with friends and to hit the club when the night comes.

But I must say I am thinking to wear them during the day. Ha ha!



Now the second that is much simpler yet I love the idea of sheer and having it off shoulder. This one is also not too showy, also highlight your feminine side. A belt would make her look like a fashionista!

I am still thinking whether or not the retails would be possible. They are cheap yes but I still would opt for quality. But what the heck for the price, why not just buy it?