After the success of the Recovery Bar, a recipe from Anita Bean’s The Vegetarian Athlete’s Cookbook, I had to try another. This one is made of nuts which are a great source of essential fatty acids, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, all smothered in dark chocolate. What’s not to love? Continue reading “An attempt at a Nut Bar”
April has been a month of poetry: writing, struggling, gorging, studying, dialoguing, renewing my faith in the art and my commitment to its practice. I can honestly say I have not worked in such a focused manner in a while, and it has been brain-taxing, euphoric, troubling & cathartic in turn.
I believe that we have a deep-seated need to create, to encounter Beauty, to transform our world. Music, photography, poetry are ways which allow me to do this. And so I will. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: April 2018”
I occasionally find myself in need of a nutrition bar: when I am a little farther away from home for a workout, or when I have to run errands before I return to breakfast, or when I just simply have to eat something NOW! I find it difficult to eat early in the morning so I typically don’t before I workout; consequently, I find myself hungry fairly soon after I’m done.
I searched for commercial bars which offered a little higher protein (challenging) and tried quite a few (urghhh!). Then I found a recipe in Anita Bean’s The Vegetarian Athlete’s Cookbook, which looked simple & delicious, except that it took three attempts too get it right (1st time: too sticky, 2nd time: didn’t bind, 3rd time: success!). Moral of the story: don’t modify a recipe until you’ve tried it as is at least once as is! Continue reading “A Bar for the Road”
It has been an educational 5 days:
- 5 days, 5 poems released into the Wild
- I’ve tried a Somonka & a Ghazal, both of which I’ve only become acquainted with this week.
- every day is a challenge not to faint from intimidation, being amongst much younger, hugely intellectual and as far as I can surmise, extremely talented poets
- going back to the basics & asking the question: Why do we write Poetry? (Thoughts, anyone?)
I have been having a lot of fun making my breakfasts higher in protein, lower in refined flours & sugars. As pancakes are one of my favourite foods (and not just at breakfast time), it seemed like a good candidate to spend some time on. Here are some of my experiments to make a healthier, higher protein, naturally sweet meal. Continue reading “Fun with Healthier Pancakes”
I spent a happy hour exploring the charming neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru last week. It is one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates turned trendy by all the cafes and shops that have taken up residence. While we visit to shop and eat here frequently, I haven’t taken the time to wander around. It is amazing how different things look when one is not pressured by time or agenda; when we have time to stop and peer at fruits growing, to discover hidden gems. Continue reading “Architecture: Lesson 10 Go Monochrome”
I have been thinking about Beauty in our World: how we respond to it, how we can share it, and the difference it makes to our lives. Increasingly, I feel the need to leave a trail of beauty behind me, as much as I relish and benefit from enjoying the creations of those around me. Continue reading “Encounter with Beauty: 30-Day Challenge”
Following Zimmerbitch is an eye-opening experience: Su’s photography is spectacular and her insights astute. She has recently taken over the curation of The Changing Seasons, a monthly blogging event that celebrates the changes in our world throughout the year. This past December, my 30-Day Challenge was to take a Photo-a-Day. I had so much fun thinking & reflecting on the month through photos so when I saw Su’s contribution to The Changing Seasons, I just had to join in! Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: January 2018”
One of my favourite blogs, Miss Gentileschi at Art Expedition, reposted some posts from her archives. I thought it was such a fabulous idea, that those of us who have not had a chance to see them would get to do so.
I am inspired to do the same; repost something from my archives, perhaps once each month this year. To my delight, I discovered that my 1st WP posts were made in February 2016, so this is just about my 2nd Year Anniversary Month! What fun!
Care to join me and share something with from your Archives to celebrate our Pasts together? Once a month, for the year of 2018.
I picked this post Seasons Come, Seasons Go, as we enjoyed an extremely cool breezy few weeks – extremely unusual for Singapore. It almost felt like we had a Winter! I am reminded that as we go through different seasons in our lives, each one good or bad will eventually pass. My challenge is to live in the moment, whether good and ill, embracing the seasons’ joys and challenges.
One of my greatest treasures is Memory; memories made with loved ones like this visit to Hello Kitty House, Bangkok with the family.
It was a fun afternoon visit, although not all of us are Hello Kitty Fans, or even fans of Kawaii (cuteness). But it was, nevertheless, a memorable afternoon filled with sweets, laughter and many photos! Continue reading “Treasure: Lesson 8 Zoom In”