Sunday, January 31, 2021

Log | Egg Tomato Udon

 



This year, I've added another resolution to last year's set of resolutions which is to cook more especially when I'm just spending the weekend by myself in my own apartment instead of balik kampung plus my parents are doing some major additions to our main residence so I won't be able to sleep in my room.

As I was looking for some easy recipe to try on YouTube, I've found this recipe that's very much appealing to my own taste plus it combines to things I love; tomato-based dish and udon i.e type of Japanese noodle. I've prepared this dish for like more than 10 times this month alone so I guess it's safe to say that I'm loving it already.

Now, you can get the ingredients quite easily from your local supermarket except maybe the udon which is why I'd pick up extra packets whenever I went out for grocery trip.




This recipe is for 2 to 3 people and you'll be needing these:-
  • 2 large eggs and cooking oil.
  • Thinly sliced garlic and olive oil.
  • Vegetables of your choice but for my favourite is sliced carrots and mushrooms.
  • 2 tomatoes preferably medium ripe.
  • 3 to 5 sausages or chicken breast. Your choice. 
  • Tomato pasta sauce as base.
  • 2 packets of udon
  • Scallion or spring onion to garnish.



Slice everything nice and well.




You can use cooking oil but I love using this olive oil for my fried dishes.


 

First thing first is to fried the eggs and put it away.




First is the garlic. Take some olive oil and fry the garlic until it's nicely yellow then add in the sliced carrots and let it cook for awhile. You can either sautéed them or just stir them well then add in the mushroom and tomato.




Then, add the sausages into the mix and cook for like a minute or two.




Then add the tomato base. I usually use the whole can for 2 to 3 people but you can use less or more; depends on how you like it.






Mix everything nice and well.






Depending on the udon that you bought, some brands required their noodles to be prepared with hot water for like a minute or two before you can directly pour into the sauce. 




Depending on my mood for the day, I'd be adding parsley leaves or Korean chilli powder at this point.




Stir fry the mix for like several minutes until the udon is nicely cooked then add in the fried eggs. Stir fry some more and have a taste. Add some salt if you'd like. 




Garnish with thinly sliced scallions or spring onions. 




Et voila! It usually takes me about 20 minutes from preparation to the finish so it's easy and quick even for a lazy busy person like myself. So I guess that's about it! Definitely let me know if you've tried this recipe and how do you tailored it to your preference by leaving comments down below. See you next post!


Thursday, January 14, 2021

Log | Shu Uemura X ONE PIECE 2020 Holiday Collection



When the Japanese brand announced the collaboration with the ONE PIECE; one of the biggest, longest-running manga in the world, I was like, in all honesty felt just meh. Don't get me wrong ; I'm not a fan of this manga at all BUT the whole makeup collection was so beautifully packaged, I can't help myself getting mostly everything and therefore enable myself getting this super cute Chopper!


My regular beauty advisor told me there's less than 10 (or around that number) of this Chopper brought in from Japan and I'm lucky to receive one (after over a month getting my actual order) but I've got to say, I was quite disappointed as it doesn't come in a box as illustrated below.




My whole order came in that regular brown box with some paper bags also from the same collection and Chopper arrived separately again; a month later in a mere brown box with original tags. To this day, I am still in disbelief looking how cincai Shu Uemura Mid Valley handled my order. 


Anyway, I'm still going to enjoy the makeup items that I have bought and so far I'm so loving the warm eyeshadow palette from the collection. Do stay tuned of makeup looks that I'm going to share on my beauty blog www.myrabeautydiary.com


Take care and stay safe, guys!


Thursday, January 7, 2021

Log | Health Supplements

 


I've started taking health supplements diligently ever since March last year; the beginning of lockdown here in Malaysia, so part of my new year resolution is to increase my intake and add couple more types into my daily consumption.


For 9 months, I've only been alternating between this slow-release Vitamin C tablets and effervescent ones but I think I'm going to stick with tablets from now on. I prefer Buffered C from the brand as the health advisor told me it has slow-release feature that supposedly last throughout my working hours at the office. As I can't digest dairy products well, I added Calcium along with Evening Primrose Oil for general women's health.


What about you guys? Do you take supplements in your daily routine? Let me know down below in the comment section.