Friday, October 29, 2010

Look Better Naked

I am a fan of Women's Health Magazine and had recently came across an article on the book called 'Look Better Naked'. The book's created by the magazine's Editor-in-Chief and has been receiving good response all over the world. The book's all about you having a good 'nude attitude' and then believing and ultimately living a lifestyle that centres around you as a healthy and good looking person. You know how sometimes when you strip down in front of the mirror and find yourself crinching at your own reflection? "Ohhh, when is that bulge will ever disappear?" "Ooh, when did that flabby arms appear?" "Oooh, I now have cellulite?" Sounds familiar?

Don't think I'll buy the book but the article on cleansing's kinda interesting. You know how people are currently raving about detoxication. Notice the abundance of detox products sold in the pharmacies? Well, my favourite is the apple cider vinegar but I might try this 2-day cleanse plan one day. One fine day! Haha..Anyway, here's sharing it with you guys. Credit to Women's Health Magazine. You guys have your own detox recipes or plans?

The Cleanse Plan is to jump-start whatever weight loss plan you have, make you feel healthy, drop some water weight and never leave you deprived ;)

Breakfast : Light shake
  • Blend 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup berries
  • 1 tsp peanut butter (or flaxseed oil)
  • 1 cup of ice until frothy
  • You may add cocoa powder (yeay!)
  • 1 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 1 cup green tea
  • Steamed or raw greens (romaine, spinach, mesclun mix, lettuce, bak choy, arugula etc)
  • 4 oz lean protein (white meat, firm tofu, lean beef, fish)
  • 2 tsp oil (olive, sunflower, walnut) - use oil with some herbs as vinaigrette to saute greens and protein source
  • 10 asparagus, blanched (can dip in non-fat yogurt or swirl Dijon mustard for taste)
  • 1 cup green tea

  • Steamed or raw greens
  • 4 oz lean protein
  • 2 tsp oil
Have fun detoxing peeps! ;)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Baby Names

This may seem seriously premature. But to the mothers and mothers-to-be, do you have good books or websites to recommend for Muslim baby names? I know they are in abundance out there but I haven't come across a good one. Am particularly looking for baby names starting with E and Z.

Why now, so soon you wonder? Just wanna start researching earlier, regardless of what the IVF results would be later. No worries, at least I have something else better to think about instead of which coveted bag should I get my hands on kan? (Which I'm currently guilty of, of course!) Haha.

Thanks in advance peeps! You're the best! Hugs!

- Jabberholic babbles from her iPhone

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's All Worth It!

Was super busy and super tired yesterday! Didn't think about what to prepare for dinner at all. Was thinking of asking Mr Hubs to just pack some food on his way back from work until I opened the fridge and there they were; leftover steaks with the black pepper sauce as well as the orange sauce cooked the night before.

Chopped some garlic and sliced the steaks. Browned the garlic. Poured the leftover black pepper and orange sauce. Chucked in the steaks and then some veges. And finally, stir fried all that with my favourite organic brown rice vermicelli. Verdict?

This came from Mr Hubs, "This is the best noodles ever! I'm glad that I married you!". Awwww, isn't that sweeeeeet? I know it's just a simple dish cooked out of leftovers, as a result of me being too tired (or just plain lazy?) but having Mr Hubs said that, I knew it's all worth it. Hilang rasa letih (and malas?) Now, what should I cook today? Hmmm..

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tried and Tested - The French Recipes (Finally!)

Remember some time ago I posted the recipes obtained from Laura Calder's cooking demo? Well, after months, I finally tried them. Verdict! I was damn proud of myself! Hahaha! And one important thing I discovered from trying the recipes was how fast it was to cook them. The ingredients may seem like a long list, but hey, almost all of them are the every day stuff that you'd probably already have in your kitchen anyway. So ladies (and gentlemen) out there, put your gourmet chef hat on and have these for dinner tonite. Trust me, you'll be saying ooh-laa-laa all nite long.

Cheat notes from Chef Jab ;)

Asparagus with orange sauce
- Mustard : I used ground mustard, it worked the same
- Vinegar : Used white distilled vinegar

Steak Au Poivre
- Peppercorns : I used the normal coarse black pepper and no, I didn't soak them in tea
- Beef stock : Used the cube beef stocks
- Creme fraiche : Used heavy cream

Potato Gratin
- Nutmeg : I skipped it

Sunday, October 24, 2010

When I'm Silent.. means I've been swamped with so many things..Here's an entry to say that I do miss all of you.. Blame it on the doctor visits, acupressure sessions, business development, babysitting, bla..bla..bla..(Excuses! Excuses!) Look forward to babble again soon..Soon peeps, soon! Hugs!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Jabberholic's Designer Sale

Hello dear readers,

As promised, the following are the new and pre-loved authentic designer goodies for sale.

Bought in Italy

Emillio Pucci Pochette
Excellent condition
Chic little bag
Handle is red leather with two silver metal Pucci snaps
Handle can be snapped undone to reveal the innards of the bag
Comes with a dustbag
Approximate measurements : 8" x 4" x 3.75"
Status : Sold

Fendi Denim Large Chef Bag
Excellent condition
Blue denim
Fendi F logo design
Brown leather accents and trim
14" brown leather strap with 8" drop
With circular Fendi medallion charm
Comes with a dustbag
Approximate measurements : 14" x 9" x 3.5"
Status : Sold

Tod's Wave Ladies Casual Shoes
Excellent condition
Black suede leather
Silver tone hardware
Signature Tod's spokes
Rubber soles
Soles : Approximately 10" long, 3.5" at its widest
Size 7
Comes with shoebags and box
Status : Sold

Bought in Switzerland

Gucci Occhiali Sunglasses
Excellent condition
Plastic frames, mix of black, brown and white 'bambooish' colours
Slim stem with signature G logo details
Comes with Gucci case and Gucci paperbag
Front piece approximately measures 5" wide x 1.3" tall
Eye bridge approximately 0.5"
Status : Sold

Bought in France

Furla Suede Leather Shopper Handbag
Very good condition, with slight marks on one side of the gold handle ring
Beautiful brown suede with leather trim
Split compartment
Magnetic closure
Comes with a dustbag and Furla paper bag
Handle drop 8"
Approximate measurements : 16" x 12" x 5"
Status : Sold

Bought in USA

Coach Soho Tonal Denim Swingpack
Excellent condition
Outside open slip pocket with double buckles
Zip-top closure
Comes with a dustbag
Approximate measurements : 7.5" x 8.5"
Status : Sold

Etienne Aigner Mini Bag
Excellent condition
Cute bag for outing with the girls or weddings, suitable when you don't want to bring the whole house with you ;)
8" leather strap with 5" drop
Approximate measurements : 8" x 6" x 2.5"
Status : Sold

Bought in UK

French Connection Olive Viscose Top
NEW, unworn
Size 14
Status : Sold

Bought in Spain

Bally Leather Ladies Boots
Moderate, can be waxed to make them look brand new
Squared moderate 1" heels
Dark brown leather with leather and rubber soles
Side zips
Shaft height measures approximately 5" above arch
Soles : Approximately 9.5" long, 3.5" at its widest
Size 36
Status : Sold

Bought in Singapore

Samsonite Laptop Bag

Brown canvas
Approximate measurements : 15" x 12" x 2.5"
Fits up to 14" laptops
Many document and zipped compartments
Comes with double handles and a long strap
Status : Sold

Bought in KL

Samsonite Laptop Backpack
Very good condition
Black canvas
Approximate measurements : 15" x 15" x 6"
Status : Sold

Thanks darlings!!

- xoxo -

Friday, October 08, 2010

The Sale Is On!

Hello dear readers!

Have been swamped with all sorta work and have been delaying the posting of my goodies sale. The brands available are as depicted in the pic below. All from Italy, UK, Spain, USA etc.

The sale will be on :

11 October 2010

1pm (M'sian time)

So, watch out for the entry ;)