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    cessy08 commented on the post, Managing Pain: Panadol Extra Review 3 years, 2 months ago

    In reply to: cessy08 wrote a new post, Managing Pain: Panadol Extra Review Let me start with this product review by saying that I am not a fan of drinking pain relief medicines. In fact, I will say that I hate it! But then, […] View

    Yeah, it is one of those OTCs that really works! I am not a fan of taking medications but on days that I can’t stand the pain – I know I have these! HAHA!

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    cessy08 wrote a new post, Managing Pain: Panadol Extra Review 3 years, 2 months ago

    Let me start with this product review by saying that I am not a fan of drinking pain relief medicines. In fact, I will say that I hate it! But then, there are times in our lives when you have to choose whether to […]

    • Panadol works. This I know! Have had occasion to use it and was very pleased with the results.

      • Yeah, it is one of those OTCs that really works! I am not a fan of taking medications but on days that I can’t stand the pain – I know I have these! HAHA!

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    cessy08 commented on the post, Super Simple Seafood Chowder Recipe 3 years, 2 months ago

    In reply to: cessy08 wrote a new post, Super Simple Seafood Chowder Recipe The colder evenings means soup (at least to me). While I love eating salads for dinner sometimes, I don’t think I’d appreciate eating something cold […] View

    Thanks! Yeah, there’s a lot of versions out there for seafood chowder for sure! I tend to mix it up a bit or find whatever is inside the fridge.

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    cessy08 wrote a new post, Super Simple Seafood Chowder Recipe 3 years, 2 months ago

    The colder evenings means soup (at least to me). While I love eating salads for dinner sometimes, I don’t think I’d appreciate eating something cold like lettuce leaves when I am already freezing from the […]

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    cessy08 commented on the post, Leftover Osso Buco With Roasted Vegetables Risotto Recipe 3 years, 2 months ago

    In reply to: cessy08 wrote a new post, Leftover Osso Buco With Roasted Vegetables Risotto Recipe This is one of those recipes patiently waiting for my attention to get published. And since it is that time of the year *again* […] View

    I only heard of this type of meat when I lived in Australia. 🙂 And then last year, a friend gave us a vacuum-sealed osso buco. She said it is a traditional meat often eaten during the Christmas/New Year season.

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    cessy08 commented on the post, Leftover Osso Buco With Roasted Vegetables Risotto Recipe 3 years, 2 months ago

    In reply to: cessy08 wrote a new post, Leftover Osso Buco With Roasted Vegetables Risotto Recipe This is one of those recipes patiently waiting for my attention to get published. And since it is that time of the year *again* […] View

    Thanks for sharing your research. The osso buco meat that I used for this was already pre-prepared and so I only need to use it for this recipe.

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    cessy08 commented on the post, Leftover Osso Buco With Roasted Vegetables Risotto Recipe 3 years, 2 months ago

    In reply to: cessy08 wrote a new post, Leftover Osso Buco With Roasted Vegetables Risotto Recipe This is one of those recipes patiently waiting for my attention to get published. And since it is that time of the year *again* […] View

    Oh, definitely! I have used Italian sausage or chicken breasts in making risotto a lot of times and it turned out nicely.

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    cessy08 wrote a new post, Leftover Osso Buco With Roasted Vegetables Risotto Recipe 3 years, 2 months ago

    This is one of those recipes patiently waiting for my attention to get published. And since it is that time of the year *again* (gasp, what happened to 2016?!), I thought I’d post this now before I receive another […]

    • I am unfamiliar with what buco meat is. But this do look good. I wonder if I could replace the buco meat with turkey or even chicken breast. I haven’t had Italian food in awhile now.

      • Oh, definitely! I have used Italian sausage or chicken breasts in making risotto a lot of times and it turned out nicely.

    • Yes, I also do not know buco meat I have heard first time buco meat but read many times. I know it is made as
      INGREDIENTS
      4 heads fennel, fronds removed, halved length-ways
      4 medium courgettes, cut 2’’ thick on the bias
      30ml olive oil
      1 onion, finely chopped
      1 garlic clove, crushed
      ½ tsp fennel seeds
      400g canned chopped tomatoes
      1tb tomato puree
      75ml orange juice
      700ml vegetable stock
      12 pitted black olives
      75g raisins
      30g toasted pine nuts
      2 tb coarsely chopped coriander

      METHOD
      For the Osso Bucco:
      Preheat oven to 200c, then heat oil in large frying pan, add the onion, garlic and fennel seed and cook until softened.
      Add the fennel and courgettes and cook until both take on a light golden colour.
      Add the tomatoes, puree, orange juice, half the coriander and stock, then bring to the boil.
      Add the olives, raisins and pine nuts, transfer to a casserole dish, cover with a lid, place in the oven to braise for 25 minutes.
      For the Risotto cake:
      In a bowl mix the cooked risotto with the cheese, egg, season well with salt and pepper
      Using floured hands, divide the mix into 4 equal portions.
      Flatten the mix to that of a thick pancake, then fry them in hot oil in a non-stick frying pan until golden and crispy, you will probably need to do it in batches.

      • Thanks for sharing your research. The osso buco meat that I used for this was already pre-prepared and so I only need to use it for this recipe.

    • As some users have already opined this meat is new to me too but may be this recipe can be used with other meats as well.

      • I only heard of this type of meat when I lived in Australia. 🙂 And then last year, a friend gave us a vacuum-sealed osso buco. She said it is a traditional meat often eaten during the Christmas/New Year season.

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    cessy08 wrote a new post, Breakfast Cereals: Weetabix Weetos Review 3 years, 2 months ago

    I am not a fan of overly and super sweet breakfast cereals. That’s the reason why I prefer to have plain corn or bran flakes as our breakfast cereal (to mix with some freeze dried fruits we buy separately packed f […]

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    cessy08 wrote a new post, Super Easy Salmon Teriyaki Recipe 3 years, 3 months ago

    Teriyaki is a common favorite when we go to Japanese restaurants. Why wouldn’t it? It is super tasty, sweet, and I can’t think of anybody who doesn’t love salmon! My husband particularly loves to order salmon […]

    • Yes, it is very easy and tasty in eating but most of the people do not like it as my mom and sister do not eat but I eat keenly every Sunday at home. Major salmon fans over here. This teriyaki salmon recipe is a winner! It’s so simple and doesn’t require any lengthy marinating, but is super flavorful. The salmon turns out flaky, juicy and absolutely delicious with the homemade teriyaki sauce (which is great on chicken too!).

      This is an easy salmon dinner idea the whole family will love. My son LOVED it and he doesn’t usually refill his plate for salmon. Funny all I have to tell him is “it tastes like Panda” and he’s sold. He’s big on Asian flavors

      Ingredients for Teriyaki Salmon:

      2 – 3 lbs salmon filet sliced into 2″ wide slices

      for the sauce:
      3 Tbsp teriyaki sauce
      3 Tbsp hoisin sauce
      3 Tbsp soy sauce
      1 Tbsp white vinegar
      1 Tbsp sesame oil
      1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
      2 large or 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
      2 tsp freshly grated ginger, or 1/2 tsp ground ginger

      How to Make the Teriyaki Salmon:

      Prep: Grease a large rimmed baking sheet (cover with foil and then grease for easier clean-up). Preheat oven to 400˚F.

      1. Combine sauce ingredients and stir until brown sugar is dissolved.

      Place individual salmon slices in a mixing bowl. Pour the sauce over the salmon, cover with plastic wrap and let marinate 20 minutes (at room temp or refrigerated).

      Transfer salmon to prepared baking sheet (keep the marinade). Bake at 400 for 13-16 minutes or until salmon is flaky and cooked through, bake times may vary by thickness of salmon.

      While salmon is baking, transfer remaining marinade to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened (3-4 min) then remove from heat.

      Once salmon is out of the oven, brush with teriyaki syrup, then sprinkle with chopped green onion and sesame seeds as desired.

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    cessy08 wrote a new post, Korean Face Masking: The Face Shop Real Nature Mask Cucumber 3 years, 3 months ago

    I had a friend who visited us a couple of months ago. And during her stay, she made sure to brings lots of Asian goodies! She was the same friend who gave us a bag of Irvin’s Salted Egg Fish Skin crisps that I […]

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    cessy08 wrote a new post, Breakfast Time: Flahavan’s Real Fruit Sunrise Review 3 years, 3 months ago

    Cooked oats or porridge is a regular breakfast staple in our home. I just can’t be bothered to prepare food for breakfast not to mention that my husband is also in a hurry to get out for work. So not unless it i […]

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    cessy08 wrote a new post, A Chinese Dish Favorite: Mapo Tofu Recipe 3 years, 3 months ago

    I love anything spicy! I remember back in university when I used to sprinkle all my food options with chili whenever possible. Regardless if the food is soup or as a dip to grilled meat – I’d add chili whenever I […]

    • Yes, I have eaten this at some restaurants in my country with my friends and family. Mapo Tofu can be found in almost any Chinese restaurant around the world with hundreds of variations adapting the piquant original to suit local tastes.

      But my friend; mom makes this curry as I tell you very delicious really.
      Ingredients
      1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
      2 teaspoons potato starch (halve if using cornstarch)
      2 teaspoons soy sauce
      1 teaspoon sugar
      1 tablespoon sesame oil
      2 medium cloves of garlic, minced
      2 teaspoons minced ginger
      4 green onions white part only, minced
      1 tablespoon fermented black beans, roughly chopped (black bean paste will also work)
      1/2 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns, black seeds removed then ground (optional)
      6 ounces ground pork
      2 teaspoons doubanjiang (chili bean paste)
      14 ounce block of silken tofu, drained and cut into 3/4” cubes
      green part of green onions minced for garnish
      Directions

      Add the chicken stock, cornstarch, soy sauce and sugar to a small bowl and stir to combine.
      Heat a wok or large frying pan until hot. Add the sesame oil, garlic,
      ginger and green onions and stir-fry with a spatula until fragrant. Add the black beans and Sichuan pepper and continue stir-frying.

      Add the ground pork and use the spatula to break it up into small grains (you don’t want clumps of meat). When the pork is cooked, add the doubanjiang and stir to distribute.

      Add the tofu, and toss to mix (if you stir it, the tofu will lose its shape).

      Give the stock mixture a good stir to incorporate anything that may have settled, and then pour it over the pork and tofu. Toss to coat, then boil until the sauce thickens.

      Garnished with the green parts of the green onions, then serve with hot rice.

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    cessy08 wrote a new post, Goldfish Crackers Xtra Cheddar Review! 3 years, 3 months ago

    If I lived in the US, I’d probably stock up on lots of snacks and treats inside our house! I don’t know about you, but I grew up in a home where I was exposed to American treats like Lay’s, Peanut, Reese’s and a l […]

    • My dear nice article about Goldfish fish-shaped crackers manufactured by Pepperidge Farm, a division of the Campbell Soup Company. they very tasty because its color is like saffron and looks very nice and in eating very tasty and it the best gift you can send anyone on the occasion of any festival as Christmas, Deepavali and Eid.

      It looks very nice in looking and in eating very crunchy and full health vitamins and minerals. If anyone be in USA he or she must eat Goldfish Crackers,

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    cessy08 commented on the post, Sweet and Sour Prawns Recipe 3 years, 3 months ago

    In reply to: cessy08 wrote a new post, Sweet and Sour Prawns Recipe I don’t regularly cook seafood because it is a little bit pricey in comparison to red meat. Even if I buy the frozen option, the price for seafood can be d […] View

    Thanks for appreciating! Oh, that’s true – especially if there’s somebody from your family who is allergic to prawns, preparing and cooking it at home is the best way to deal with it.

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    cessy08 commented on the post, Caffe Napoli Italian Espresso Coffee Beans Review 3 years, 3 months ago

    In reply to: cessy08 wrote a new post, Caffe Napoli Italian Espresso Coffee Beans Review Amazon is truly a great way to shop online. Especially for us, I realized there are a number of items sold over there that are not […] View

    Thanks for your feedback and your friend is lucky to have access to great-tasting coffee! Not only that, but coffee over there in Italy is sold cheaply, too. It’s one of the things I definitely missed when traveling to Italy.

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    cessy08 wrote a new post, Sweet and Sour Prawns Recipe 3 years, 3 months ago

    I don’t regularly cook seafood because it is a little bit pricey in comparison to red meat. Even if I buy the frozen option, the price for seafood can be double the price of a kilo of flank steak when bought f […]

    • Sweet and sour prawns is my favourite. I prefer making it at home than eat it in a restaurant as we are not sure whether those prawns are cleaned properly. Your recipe certainly is elaborate having all the ingredients that will make anyone’s palate water

      • Thanks for appreciating! Oh, that’s true – especially if there’s somebody from your family who is allergic to prawns, preparing and cooking it at home is the best way to deal with it.

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    cessy08 wrote a new post, Caffe Napoli Italian Espresso Coffee Beans Review 3 years, 3 months ago

    Amazon is truly a great way to shop online. Especially for us, I realized there are a number of items sold over there that are not available in any groceries over here – or could be a little bit pricey if bought […]

    • Very nice and informative article written coffee beans I have heard that its taste is very good one of my friends live in Italy since 20 years. Thanks for writing providing the readers good information.

      • Thanks for your feedback and your friend is lucky to have access to great-tasting coffee! Not only that, but coffee over there in Italy is sold cheaply, too. It’s one of the things I definitely missed when traveling to Italy.

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    cessy08 commented on the post, Yummy Italian goodies! Corsini’s Dolcetti Lemon Review 3 years, 3 months ago

    In reply to: cessy08 wrote a new post, Yummy Italian goodies! Corsini’s Dolcetti Lemon Review We went to Rome Christmas last year with a couple of my husband’s friends in tow. And of course, as part of the experience, we b […] View

    It is nice if you have a friend who can give you some of these yummy goodies regularly – even without going to Italy!

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    cessy08 commented on the post, Tips To Keep Children Busy! 3 years, 3 months ago

    In reply to: cessy08 wrote a new post, Tips To Keep Children Busy! Looking after a small child can be challenging. Especially once they become toddlers, some of them become easily bored. Because of this, it is important for […] View

    I try to limit my son’s exposure to tablet, mobile phones, and TV – it is hard not to let them have it since we are bombarded with all these things anyway. But I do encourage him to do natural play so I only allow him to use any of these for only about 30 minutes to 1 hour per day. There are some days when he might watch a little bit beyond that…[Read more]

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