Tuesday, March 15, 2016

DIY : One Pan Baked Chicken and Vegetables


Hey hey hey!
Lately I have been watching a lot of this Tasty video that everyone keeps posting on Facebook and I came across this particular video which was showing how to prepare a "One Pan Bake Chicken and Vegetable" meal and from the way it looks, it seems pretty easy to me. 

So, I went out to do some grocery shopping and as most of you know that I don't really like cooking but thank God for an oven at home anything is possible now! Got home after my workout and prepared this mouth-watering meal with Roy.

So here's what you need :
 2 Chicken Breasts, skinless and boneless
Long Beans (Any vegetable of your choice)
2 Carrots 
2 Potatoes
2 Cloves of Garlic, diced
Rosemary
Paprika
Salt (For taste)
Pepper(For taste)
Olive Oil 
Cheddar Cheese


Instructions :

1). Pre-heat your oven to 200°C . Cover your pan with aluminium foil.

2). Chop up all the carrots and potatoes into cubes and boil them for a good 3-5 minutes depending on how soft you want them to be. 
Boil the long beans for 1 minute. 
As for the garlic, just peel them and diced them.

3).  Clean the chicken breasts and cut off any excess skin or fats. 

4). Gently with a knife, make a few cuts on the top and bottom of the chicken breasts.
This will help the meat absorb the oil and other flavours and seasoning.

5). Place the carrots, potatoes and long beans along the pan as you like and place the chicken breasts at the center of the pan.

6). Add some rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper for taste and also spread the diced garlics on the top and bottom of the chicken breasts. Drizzle a bit of Olive Oil and with your hands, gently massage the chicken breasts to mix up the spices and seasoning so it absorbs into the meat.

7). Then bake everything in the oven at  200°C for 35 minutes.

8). Once its done, you can finish it off with some grated cheddar cheese and then serve!

This portion is meant for 2 people so if you plan to make a bigger portion, just add more chicken breasts and repeat the process. 

Simple and healthy. I love how when the chicken breasts are baked, it allows the fat from the meat to melt and it gives flavour to the vegetables and it smells heavenly!
This is definitely one of my clean eating recipes I would definitely stick to for a while.
Its not oily at all and its really easy to make!

If you guys tried this, lemme know how yours went or maybe even share some healthy recipes with me! Would love to hear what you guys do to stay healthy.

(Photo credits to Roy)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Product Review : Ego QV Skincare (Part II)


***This is not a sponsored post***

 For all you people with sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis or any skin condition..
Fear not, I have something to share with you!

Introducing Ego QV Skincare! 

Ego Sun Sense , QV Gentle Wash Soap Bar, QV Gentle Wash, QV Cream, QV Face Night Cream, QV Face Day Cream 
& QV Face Gentle Foaming Cleanser.

I have been a loyal user of QV for over 6 years now and until today I can't get enough of their products. I blogged about this skincare before right here.
I had a mild eczema and acne vulgaris years ago and I was at the edge of giving up looking for something that will fix my skin problem and after discovering QV Skincare, my skin had never been healthier and smoother.

Im also very happy that their body range products are soap,colour and fragrance free.
These are also suitable for infants and also the elderly people.

Here's what I have that I always repurchase everytime it runs out!




All the extra stocks I bought in case I run out of them.

I always ask my sister who is currently living in Perth to bring some back for me since this is an Australian product and it's way cheaper to get it there than buying it here.Usually 1 bottle of the QV Gentle Wash last me for about 3 - 4 months since I'm only using it as a facial cleanser.
The creams lasts me for months as well.

I'm now waiting to get my hands on their new Oil Free Moisturizing Cream.
It stated that its suitable for oily and acne prone skin and that's exactly what I need.

Also the sport range which is not sold in Malaysia. (*cries*)
Read so many good reviews about the sport range and I'm itching to get some for myself.

You can check out Ego QV Skincare for more info!
I swear you wont regret getting this if you need something to soothe your sensitive skin.

***This is not a sponsored post. Everything I reviewed about is based on my own personal opinions. Some of these products might not work for you but it did for me and so again, this is based on my personal opinion and things that works for my face and skin.***

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Product Review : Ash Be Nimble


Hey y'all!
Yes I am finally back with another product review and this time its something that I have been dying to share with you guys.

As many of you know that I'm a sports junkie and also I LOVE SPORT ATTIRES!
So where do I get my attires from?
Well, introducing..

Ash Be Nimble

I have been a big fan of Ash Be Nimble for a while now and I have always wanted to get my hands on their vibrant and colourful attires.
Believe it or not, these active wear are designed here in Malaysia. YES! A Malaysian based brand in Kuala Lumpur!

I love how their website has such a clean layout and user friendly.
Check out what they have in stores online...

Sports Bra

ITS SO PRETTY I KNOW!
I couldnt make up my mind which one I wanted to get for myself.
I could spend hours looking through everything just finding the perfect one.

Tops

Check out their tops and tanks!
I just love how colourful they look and also I like how they have apparels for all including for men too!

They even have sizes fit for kids of all ages as well as sports hijabs for all our Muslim friends out there!
I even read that its a first-of-its-kind sports hijab designed in Malaysia.
How sweet is that!

  Also, they just recently released their new skorts range.

What are skorts?
Its a skirt that comes with a pair of shorts / tights inside.
Just look at how pretty those skorts look! For those of you who loves wearing skorts
to workout or for running, these might be your place to shop.
A flirty and fun look to boost your confidence while you work out. I even saw that they have new tanks which goes perfectly with them.

Another one thing I really love about ABN is that they have a proper size guide chart for certain apparels.
Unlike other websites, they only have general sizes for everything.
I always like to check the exact measurements before purchasing something.
Also, I like how they list out the sizing in inch and in UK sizing as well.
hey also state that if the designs are designed in a larger or smaller cut just in case you order the wrong size.

As for crops and bottoms, its kinda crucial to find the perfect fit.
You don't want to rip your tights or have it too loose for your workouts right?
I'm liking how they state the sizes in inches instead of cm.
I always purchase the wrong size when it comes to buying a top or tank. Its always too tight.
Luckily, ABN states out all the measurement from bust to bottom and sleeves to full length.UK sizing is a plus for me!
I always look out for UK sizing as I wear a slightly larger cut compared to Asian sizing which is tiny!

Here are my top 3 picks from ABN :
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The best part about surveying through the items, they even state out how you should take care of them, what is't made of, and what activity is't suitable for and also what sort of supports it gives!

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They ship via Poslaju which usually arrives within 7 working days.
I also love how friendly they are when you inquire something if you drop them an email and they reply with a very positive and happy attitude!

I waited anxiously in the office for the postman to come in with my parcel and when it finally arrived, I was squealing with joy!
Ripped open my parcel and quickly went home just so I could take some photos and do this review for you guys!

Company which has an exchanging policy earns my respect. 
At least they understand that not everyone fits everything they buy on their first purchase. Thumbs up ABN!

Really glad that the sports bra comes with a separate padding.


Love how soft and thin the top is. This top is just perfect for my climbs and runs.
It dries up fast and FYI its quite sheer. If you don't mind showing a little, pair it up with any of your colourful sports bra like how I am pairing it up with my mint lime sports bra!

One important thing I would like to share to you guys about buying the right pair of tights.

First, you need to find the right size. 
Make sure when you get a pair of tights, try it on so that it fits nicely and not too tight when you try to squat or sit. Make sure it is not too loose too.
Second thing is to think of convenience. I always like to run with my MP3 player and a phone during marathons so having a small pocket would be the best. Easy to store you stuff without losing it and its quite tiring to hold on to it if you think about it.

 Imagine running a half marathon (21km) holding on to your keys and phone. 
Your arms might be sore even before reaching the check point.

Third is to look out for the stitches on the crotch part. Many of you don't know that they have different kinds of stitching methods. 
The most common ones are the normal "X" stitch which is just an "X" sewn across the crotch part. 

Look for a diamond, rectangular or and oval/eye (like the picture above) stitching ones instead. This way, it stretches in 4 ways which also makes it less prone to tearing or ripping AND it makes it a lot easier to do your stretching and other activities!

Last but not least, comfort. Look for a pair of tights which dries up fast and is stretchable.
If it comes with a mesh design on it, that would be better. The mesh helps it to dry fast and keeps you cooler at the same time. 

Be sure to also check out how to take care of your sport attire once you've bought them.
You don't want to destroy them in the washing machine. Love how cute the instructions look on the apparels I bought.

You can drop by their store if you are in Kuala Lumpur or you can check out what other places that sells ABN products as well. 

30A, Jalan ss20/10
Damansara Kim,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Store hours:
Wednesday - Friday 12 - 6pm
Saturday - 12 - 4pm

Check out Ash Be Nimble for more!
For more info on where else that sells ABN products, click here!
(I even found out that they are selling in Bali, Singapore and Philippines)

***This is not a sponsored post. Everything I reviewed about is based on my own personal opinions. Some of these products might not work for you but it did for me and so again, this is based on my personal opinion and things that works for me.***