Okra Poppers

My daughters eat veggies, but there are some slime-y ones that they sometimes hesitate tasting. One of which is Okra and eggplant. They do eat eggplants depending on the was it was cooked. My elder daughter likes it fried or mixed with pork & “bagoong”, while my younger daughter likes it in “Paksiw” and when cooked the “torta” way. There are many ways how to incorporate eggplants in different dishes but it is quite hard to do that with Okra.

My husband has recently shared a post about the health benefits of Okra and the girls were put up in a challenge. Eat Okra more often! Like the girls, I grew up hesitant with this particular veggie, so I myself is challenged too. I decided to look for a recipe that would allow me and the girls to eat Okra, willingly and happily. I found different techniques and recipes for Okra Poppers and this is what I came up with:

15 pods okra, sliced in bite-size pieces
1 egg, beaten
150g all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Soak okra in egg for 5 to 10 minutes. Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Coat okra pieces evenly and fry in the pre-heated vegetable oil until golden brown.

It was a hit! It was simple but the fambam loved it! This particular dish is perfect as an appetizer.

Kitchen Design: The Evolution

Everyone of us dreams of a nice home, with a beautiful kitchen. If not all, at least I do and I know some Mommy friends do too. My dream kitchen has been drafted in my mind for some time now but of course, it is interesting to know how the kitchen design has evolved. This way, we may be able to discover things and ideas that we may want to add in our dream kitchens.

History of Kitchen Design – Infographic

The History of Kitchen Design Infographic by Kitchen Cabinet Kings

Read more: http://www.kitchencabinetkings.com/blog/history-of-kitchen-design/#ixzz35HIzEK2P

Ironing Board: Something New with A Freebie!

We were entering the grocery store one day two weeks ago when we saw SM Hypermarket’s area where they display their products currently on sale and so as the ones with promo like buy this get this – something like that! LOL! Our ironing board took a bow right before its 10th year anniversary…yes! it literally took a bow! Imagine me using an ironing board with an uneven board – slanted board to be exact! Funny, right? Another fact is that the flat iron we have (even if we keep cleaning it) sticks to our clothes already. We have to clean and wipe (sometimes scrape) the bottom part so the stain will not transfer to our clothes. Added chore, tsk! =P

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I went back to SM Hypermarket a week after and grabbed the deal! We purchased the ironing board and we got the Matrix flat iron for free. Not bad, right? I now somehow enjoy ironing our clothes without the iron sticking to the clothes and without the back pain after. haha! Goodbye bowing ironing board! We will have to think of something we can put you in good use. And, thank you for the 10 years! LOL!

Rangemaster Cookers Continue To Improve in 2013

 

Getting a great review on appliances means someone had to work hard enough to earn the trust of consumers on a regular basis within a considerably respectable amount of time. Great reviews deserving of higher accolades come from long-standing quality, upscale performance features and reputable customer attention-to-detail factors. Where do you look for such an appliance company? You find it with Rangemaster.

Rangemaster appliance products have been earning culinary respect for decades. As a top appliance choice for Britain’s finest home cooks and chefs, Rangemaster ovens have proven over and over again who is top dog in the high-end oven appliance market. The praise doesn’t just begin and end in Britain, however. Rangemaster is a highly-respected, international, master cooking delight. Let’s take a look at one of Rangemaster’s oven styles to see why.

rangemasterThe Rangemaster 90, one of Rangemaster’s best-selling ovens holds its own with lots of inviting features. In fact, diversity is the Rangemaster 90’s middle name. This little beauty brings a lot to the culinary table beginning with fuel-type options. Electric, gas and dual fuel options means greater cooking capacities for homes of all kinds. Gas and dual fuel options also offer a wonderful way to keep burners free from dirt while providing extra work surfacing with an inclusive safety glass lid. This well thought out detail is yet another example of how Rangemaster incorporates simplicity and convenience into the daily routines of every chef. Simply choose your favorite fuel option; or, design around existing fuel set-ups in the home or business location to suit personal tastes.

Moving from fuel types is the undeniably exciting moment of moving towards Rangemaster 90 styles and colors. From the gorgeous, smaller versions donning traditional oven windows or no windows at all to the visual warmth offered with all kinds of delicious color options, Rangemaster 90 performs. Larger professional ovens exuding a contemporary and industrial flair with multi-functional cooking spaces, burners and design elements promises Rangemaster 90 does not disappoint.

Finding the right oven means doing your homework. In Rangemaster’s case the homework has already been done for you. Rangemaster and Rangemaster 90 ovens make it extremely easy to by-pass any lengthy oven researching drudgeries. Exploring Rangemaster ovens mean having fun in choosing the right oven for you and your family. It is OK to be choosy. Let Rangemaster make up your mind with cooking confidence for years to come.

 

Pinterest is Interesting

I was invited my Mommy May of Nshima Servings to join Pinterest. It is like an online collection of your bookmarks. You get to “pin” what interests you and have them categorized too. Aside from that, you can f

ollow other people”s boards and re-pin their pins. I got hooked in an instant! I have made several boards already and pinned a lot. Here”s a screenshot of just 8 of my boards, there are few more boards I didn”t get to capture. LoL!

 

What I find interesting the most is the home improvement category in which I get to see and dream of having our own home beautifully. Pinterest also has thousands of tips in organizing, home decor and DIYs. I really love spending time in this new social media platform.

Find it interesting? Go create an account. If you need an invite, just tell me. Have fun pinning!