Thursday, December 11, 2008

Chocolate Rocher

Just like the chocolate rocher that you buy from the supermarket, this home-made chocolate rocher is something that you can make yourself and play around with the ingredients if you like.

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Chocolate Rocher Recipe


  • 110g toasted almond slices
  • 110g toasted walnuts (chopped into bite sized pieces)
  • 110g cornflakes (lightly crushed)
  • 110g black raisins
  • 110g sultanas


  • 550g cooking chocolate
  • 250g dark chocolate


  • 50g white cooking chocolate


  • small paper cups (approximately 100pc)


  • Double boil B until fully melted
  • Pour into A and mix thoroughly
  • Scoop mixture into the paper cups
  • Leave to cool
  • Melt C and drizzle over the cooled chocolate as decoration

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Breadmaking - Sweet Dough Recipe (cont)

Red Bean Buns

  • Roll dough flat
  • Place red bean paste into the centre
  • Wrap dough around red bean, ensuring that the edges are properly pinched together
  • Leave for about an hour
  • Brush with egg
  • Sprinkle with flax seeds
  • Bake in preheated 200 degrees C oven for approximately 10 - 15 minutes till golden brown. If using oven with fan, then bake at 180 degrees C for 8 - 12 minutes.

n.b. Red bean paste can be substituted with mung bean paste or durian paste.

Flax seeds can be substituted with poppy seeds or sesame seeds.

Cranberry minis

  • Roll dough into a flat and rectangular shape (see pic 1)
  • Sprinkle cranberries over flattened dough (see pic 2)
  • Roll dough along its length
  • Cut into two and place on greased baking tray (see pic 3)
  • Leave for about an hour allowing the dough to rise again
  • Brush with egg
  • Bake in preheated 200 degrees C oven for approximately 10 - 15 minutes till golden brown. If using oven with fan, then bake at 180 degrees C for 8 - 12 minutes.

n.b. Cranberries can be replaced with raisins or other dried fruits of your choice.

Breadmaking - Sweet Dough Recipe

Sweet Dough Recipe


200 ml Water + Egg (egg optional)
4 tbsp Sugar
2 tsp Yeast
350g Bread Flour
2 tbsp Milk Powder (optional) (can be replaced with cocoa, milo, ovaltine, etc)
3 tbsp Shortening (can be replaced with butter or margarine)
1/2 tsp Salt


Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and knead into a dough. Dough is ready once it looks smooth.

Leave dough to rest for an hour or two, depending on the surrounding temperature. Dough should double in size.

Dough immediately after kneading

One hour later...

Once dough has increased to double its size, you can work on it.

Divide dough into small portions. I prefer to make mini buns which would require 16g. Or if you want to make bigger portions, you will require approximately 30g.

Chicken Floss Bun

  • Divide dough into portions of 16g or 30g
  • Shape into balls by pinching the dough
  • Put balls of dough onto greased baking tray about 2 cm apart.
  • Cover and leave to rise for about one hour
  • Brush with egg (optional)
  • Bake in preheated 200 degrees C oven for approximately 10 - 15 minutes till golden brown. If using oven with fan, then bake at 180 degrees C for 8 - 12 minutes.
  • Cool the buns
  • Slit the centre of the buns
  • Spread mayonnaise in the centre and top of the buns
  • Coat buns with chicken floss

Unbaked .................................Coated with mayonnaise & chicken floss

Hotdog Bun

  • Divide dough into 16g portions
  • Roll dough lengthwise (like a pencil)
  • Wrap dough around mini cocktail hotdogs
  • Ensure ends of dough are 'tucked in' to prevent them from opening up
  • Leave to rise for about one hour
  • Pipe mayonnaise and tomato sauce on top (optional)
  • Bake in preheated 200 degrees C oven for approximately 10 - 15 minutes till golden brown. If using oven with fan, then bake at 180 degrees C for 8 - 12 minutes.

This is plain without the mayonnaise and tomato sauce

Look out for the next post for more ways of utilising the sweet dough recipe.


Just attended another course in breadmaking and find that it is really simple to do. As compared to cake making, there is much less equipment to wash.

Bread making is an age-old tradition. It has remained largely unchanged over the centuries. In the last few years bread making has become more popular with more and more of us enjoying the quality of real homemade bread. We all know that there is nothing like the satisfaction of baking from your own specially chosen ingredients and being creative in the choice of ingredients.

The smell of freshly baked bread is something that I love. It brings back fond memories of my childhood visits to the bakeries with their huge ovens and I will patiently wait for the bread to be taken out from the oven. Yummy...

Once you have all the ingredients, voila!!! Just put them into the machine, if you have one with the dough hook, and it does all the kneading for you. If you do not have a machine, you can still knead the dough by hand. Of course, this will require a little more effort on your part. However, this is not impossible and many actually knead the dough manually.

Dough hook

As long as you measure the ingredients accurately, breadmaking can be fun and is simple enough to be done by anyone. Do give sufficient time for the dough to rise. If working in a warm environment, that might take about one hour. If the temperature is cold, it might take double that time for the dough to rise. Best if you could place the dough near a sunny draught free window or a shelf above a warm oven.

Breadbaking is in fact a hobby that anyone can take up easily. There is nothing intricate or complicated about breadbaking. In fact, I personally find that breadbaking can be a stress reducer and I can be as creative as I want to be. There is no limit to creativity.

An example of what I have done:- buns filled with pineapple jam. Have not seen this in the shops yet. ; ) I shall be experimenting with buns filled with durian paste and maybe even pistachio paste soon.

I used to be afraid of breadbaking as I thought that it would be very difficult. I was intimidated by the very thought of the process of breadbaking and did not realise that it really is easy to bake bread. Of course, you need to get the ingredients which are readily available at shops selling baking items and supermarkets. This goes for the yeast as well, which is a staple in breadbaking.

Baker's yeast is the common name for the strains of yeast commonly used as a leavening agent in baking bread. Basically, yeast allows the resulting bread to be lighter and more tasty than the normal flat, hard cake.

I not only enjoy being creative in coming up with new creations of bread, but find that homemade bread is fun to make and eat as well. There are so many types of bread that you can make as in rye, wholemeal, corn, cinnamon, multi-grain, etc... Then you have red bean, mung bean, tuna, sardine, curry, chicken floss, cheese, ham, hot dog, otak, kaya, raisin, etc... The varieties are endless.

The best part in homemade bread is to be able to eat freshly baked bread that is chemical and preservative free. In today's world, this means a lot to me especially in the recent cases where tons of food had to be recalled due to improper ingredients discovered. So baking and eating your own bread ensures that all is safe and that the best ingredients are used.

Look out for a basic bread recipe that will be posted soon...

Friday, November 21, 2008

Recipes for X'mas - Pineapple Tarts

Tis the season to be jolly.....

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X'mas is slightly more than a month away & many will be starting to prepare for the festivities of the season soon.

Here is a recipe for Pineapple Tarts that I love and which many have tried & ordered every single year.


114 g plain flour
114 g self raising flour

142g butter

1 egg
1 tsp cold water

egg wash (beaten yolk/milk)

500g - 750g pineapple jam (can be bought from supermarkets & shops selling baking items)


Sieve A.
Mix A and B with fingertips till crumbly.
Add in C and knead into a dough.

Wrap in plastic foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Roll dough till slightly less than half a cm.
Use cookie cutter to cut into shapes.
Place on greased baking tray (or baking tray lined with baking sheet).
Bake blind in preheated 190 degrees C oven for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven & brush with egg wash.
Roll the pineapple jam into balls and place on baked dough.
*Optional:- place design on top of jam
Bake in preheated 190 degrees C oven for 5 minutes.

Remove from oven and leave to cool before storing in air-tight container.

Makes approximately 50 little pineapple tarts.
The amount of pineapple jam is up to you. I prefer using more jam so much so that one of my friends calls them "jam-on-tarts". My brother refers to them as "Dolly's Glory".

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Tip:- Especially when making large quantities, I use the universal blade of the Braun machine that I have to knead A & B and mix with the egg and water mixture. This really saves a lot of time and energy.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Learning To Bake Home-Made Bread

Yesterday was the first time I was in touch with breadmaking. Have never baked breads at all even though cookies & cakes & even jellies have been done with so much frequency.

How did I end up at a breadmaking course?

Well, I was tempted to attend the course as the amount that I paid for the course went to pay for nourishing the under-nourished children in poor countries. Since this was a small way where I could help in doing my bit for charity, and still be able to learn a new skill, I thought it very apt for me to go for it!

Hesitantly, I made my way to the condo where the class was held. As it was at the other end of the island, I gave myself ample time so as not to be late. In fact, I was the first person to reach the place.

There were altogether approximately 12 of us. We were shown what our course fee bought for the under-nourished children and were told that each of us had helped to feed an under-nourished child for two months. That felt good although we knew that just feeding a child for two months would not go far in eliminating the poverty cycle. There was still much that could be done.

We learnt how to bake two types of bread:- Italian Dough and English Dough. With the Italian Dough, we were taught how to make Rosemary Focaccia as well as Pizza. Plus the variations that we could do as in sundried tomato or garlic herb option. At least now I know what is the name of the finger stick that I used to love so much at Pizza Hut called. ; )

For the English Dough, we were shown how to make Cranberry Teff. Of course, we could also use chocolate or pecan nuts or whatever we fancy since bread making is all about our own creativity as well.

I never expected breadmaking to be so simple. Of course, it takes time to let the dough rise but you can always do something else whilst waiting for the time taken to allow the dough to go throught its first rising and final rising before the actual baking.

Have always loved eating bread since I was young and I have finally found out how to make my very own bread! Should be able to try baking my own bread soon...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Butter vs Margarine

WOW! Time surely flies!
Have been busy testing some recipes as well as preparing for a wedding. Guess whose? : )Will be putting up some of these recipes in the near future.
Just came across this article regarding the difference between butter and margarine.Felt that everyone should know about it & so am posting this now.

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back. It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use
in place of butter. They have come out with some clever new flavorings.

DO YOU KNOW.. the difference between margarine and butter?

Please scroll down if you would like to know the stark differences!

Calories same amtsame amt
Saturated Fats8 grams5 grams
Heart Disease ↑ for Woman over ButterBy 53%
Triple Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

↑ Absorption of many nutrients in other foods

Many nutritional benefits

In the Market For……Centuries<>
Taste better & can enhance flavours of other foods

Very High in Trans Fatty Acids

↑ Total Cholesterol & LDL (Bad Cholesterol)

↓ HDL Cholesterol (Good Cholesterol)

Lowers Quality of Breast Milk

↑ Risk of Cancers Up to 5 Folds

↓ Immune Response

↓ Insulin Response

And here’s the most disturbing fact…. Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC..

This fact alone was enough to have you avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

You can try this yourself:

Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it in your garage or shaded area. Within couple of days you will note a couple of things:

* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)

* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny micro organisms will not a find a home to grow.

Why? Because it is nearly plastic . Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

Share This With Your Friends…..(If you want to ‘butter them up’)!

Chinese Proverb:

‘When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.’

So…, DO IT !

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Day 3 Post Cleanse

Feeling much better today although still quite a bit of belching. Still having the stiffness in my neck. Not sure what it is. Took my Vital PSP+ in the morning before leaving.

Although it is recommended to still continue on the vegetable soup as well as fruits, vegetables and salads at this stage, as I had to attend my weekly breakfast meeting, I went ahead with the American breakfast consisting of 2 slices of toasted bread, 2 eggs cooked sunny side up and 3 slices of ham. I had the bread and the eggs but left out the ham. All the time, at the back of my mind, kept thinking of the fact that we should still be avoiding bread, eggs, meat, milk, etc at this stage. Had an orange juice for lunch.

Dinner saw me having 'yong tau foo', an assortment of fishballs, tofu, corn, button mushroom, seaweed, water convulvulus better known as 'kang kong' and fine 'bee hoon' noodles in soup.
Finished off the evening with a glass of orange juice and the usual Tunguska Blast before bed.



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Day 2 Post Cleanse

Recommended to continue with the orange juice and water for today. Some reports allow the intake of light vegetable soup as this is healthy and very light, as well as Rye wafers.

What I did was made some vegetable soup. As I had gone without solids for so many days, and since vegetables are healthy, I not only had the soup but the vegetables as well. Plus a glass of orange juice. Hmmm.... Not sure if that was the right choice as I felt bloated and full throughout the day. Till now, the stomach still feels uncomfortable.

As usual, ended the day off with the Tunguska Blast as well as the Vital PSP+. These are two natural supplements that I would not go without.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Day 1 Post Cleanse

Today is first day after the 10 day Master Cleanse program. It feels so wonderful not to have to take the salt water wash. That was the part that I had problems with.

Alternated between the lemonade drink and orange juice. Still not able to consume any solid foods yet as the body has gone 10 days without solid food, thus we have to get our body ready to accept solid food. The orange juice will do just that as in preparing the digestive system to digest and properly assimilate regular food.

Felt good to be able to have the orange juice. It felt so refreshing especially the naval oranges being sweet. Yummy, yummy, lip smacking good!

I developed a pain in my neck today which got worse as the day progressed. Felt like when you wake up with a stiff neck. Only this was on both sides of the neck. It was really bad. Had problems turning my head by the time it was night. Hoping it's just a cleanse symptom,
although it really hurts.

As usual, had my Tunguska Blast as well as Vital PSP+ before bed.


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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Day 10 Master Cleanse

Yahoo!!!!! Today is the 10th day of the Master Cleanse program. And since I am on a 10 day program, today is thus my last day on the program. Have been smelling lots of food recently and they all smell good. Although I am not hungry, but the smells just have a way of getting me thinking of food.

I must say that I am extremely proud of myself for having the willpower to go through the full 10 days of this Master Cleanse program, also commonly known as the Lemonade Diet. This program has been around for the past 50 years and has helped many people to detoxify and clean their body. Once you are able to clear your body of the build up of toxins, you will be able to enjoy better health in general.

Although the Lemonade Diet, a detoxification diet, is not meant to be for weight loss, I am glad to say that I have managed to donate 3kg to the Universe. Had a meeting with some friends at MacDonalds in the afternoon. They had McSpicy Chicken and chocolate fudge sundae. Ummmm... The chocolate fudge sundae looked so yummy. Almost wanted to steal a bite but managed to resist the temptation. Went to the supermarket as well to get more oranges to tide me for the next 2 days at least. Immediately after coming off the lemonade diet, it is wise to continue drinking the lemonade drink as well as orange juice and lots of water. The orange juice is to get the body adjusted to digesting regular food again. Besides oranges, also bought a variety of vegetables to prepare the vegetable soup on Day 2 of the Post Cleanse period.

Can't wait to get off the Lemonade Diet and start on solid foods again. It really wasn't that bad over the past 10 days. The only difficult part for me was to drink the salt water wash. At times, it was difficult to gulp down the full 25 - 35 ozs of the salt water wash at one go. My stomach was bloated and that is also when I start belching even more.

OK, so for last night, again made 2 trips to the bathroom. Woke up and reluctantly consumed the salt water wash, after which as usual, made a few trips to the porcelain throne. Continued with the lemonade drink throughout the day and ended off with the laxative tea, Tunguska Blast and the Vital PSP+ ® which I had forgotten to take in the morning.

Felt quite energetic today. Not sure if it was the psychological aspect that this is going to be the last day on the diet which gave me the extra energy. However, yesterday was also the same. In fact, yesterday I managed to spend a few hours putting all my photos on my last trip to Australia in Feb 2007, more than one year already, into a proper photo album with descriptions as well. So relieved to have got this task out of the way finally! In fact, was worried that I would never get round to getting this done. This is truly an achievement for me!


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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Day 9 Master Cleanse

Hip hip hooray! What do you know? It's Day 9 today! One more day left of the Master Cleanse program. Can't help feeling great at having almost completed the challenge of what at first seemed impossible. I look forward to breaking the cleanse on Monday and eating solid food by middle of the week.

As usual, made two visits to the porcelain throne at night. Continued with the salt water wash this morning and again had some healthy elimination.

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Carried on with the lemonade drink throughout the day. Continued belching which has been the standard since Day 1. As usual ended off with the laxative tea as well as the Tunguska Blast.

Can't wait for tomorrow. In fact, while shopping recently for the past few days, have been eyeing all the fresh fruits in the supermarket. They look so inviting and tempting. Seems that my body seems to know that they are good for me. Also starting to look for natural & healthy foods in order to adopt and maintain healthy eating habits after coming off the cleanse. Canned foods are out. Just think of something that was once alive and can last on the shelf for a year. Hmmm.... That should start you thinking. Fresh foods are the obvious choice, failing which comes frozen food.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Day 8 Master Cleanse

What do you know? It's Day 8! I've been on the Master Cleanse program for more than one week already!
Do I feel hungry? NO!
Do I feel tired? At times, when it's bedtime. : )
Do I feel grumpy? NO!

Why would you want to go through the Master Cleanse program?

The following internal master cleansing protocol (as provided by Stanley Burroughs) has been used most effectively by thousands of individuals wishing to rid their bodies of dangerous and even lethal toxins.

Individuals may find it most advantageous to pursue this cleanse followed by subsequent cleanses every 4 to 6 months.

Cleansing is basic for elimination of every kind of disease. As we eliminate and correct one disease, we correct them all, for every disease is corrected by the same process of cleansing and building positive good health.

At last the basic cause of disease is no longer a mystery. The basic cause is the habits of improper diet, inadequate exercise, negative mental attitudes, and lack of spiritual attunement, which combine to produce toxic conditions and malfunction of our bodies. The elimination of the cause of illness is the obvious and only way to healing and health. The elimination of the habits that cause illness is done through the positive approach of developing proper habits that cause health combined with corrective techniques that remove the ill effects of our former incorrect ways.

Disease, old age, and death are the result of accumulated poisons and congestion throughout the entire body. These toxins become crystallized and hardened, settling around the joints, in the muscles, and throughout the billions of cells all over the body.

Basically, ourselves create all of our diseases because we have never taken the time to discover the true foods meant for man’s use. We can create healthy bodies by using the right foods and eliminating highly toxic and mucus-forming foods.

As you learn more about nutrition you will become aware of the many foods that cause excess mucus in our bodies and then realize that this condition becomes the breeding ground for all kinds of germs.

We know that throughout nature everything moves in cycles, constantly changing, constantly cleaning out the old and building the new. Consequently, as a person reaches the “point of no return,” a point where his accumulations have reached the limit of what the body can tolerate, then a rapid change takes place or he dies. The cycle has come to the point where a good house cleaning must be started, and one of nature’s most effective methods is to start loosening and eliminating these poisons with bacteria action. As this action progresses, we become sick and feverish, large amounts of mucus are eliminated, diarrhea increases the discharge of waste material, and all of our resources go into action to clean us out as fast as possible to prevent these poisons from killing us. When this happens do not panic and resort to the unnatural action of drugs and antibiotics, which can only defeat natures laws. The drugs stop the natural changes by suppressing the cleansing action and store the poisons in the body to cause future problems.

If we know these danger signals and engage our abilities in their maximum effort, we can survive the ordeal and live a normal life until further accumulations trigger another life change. However, the logical procedure is to prevent these accumulations from forming in the first place— then we have no need for the discomfort of the severe cleansing process.

As the above conditions happen to more and more people at the same time an “epidemic” is set in motion. Very often an epidemic occurs after holiday feasting. Even the very best of foods in excess can create problems.

Deficiencies do exist, primarily because of improper diet and improper assimilation. These deficiencies also produce toxins because of the deterioration of the cells. So we still have only one disease, and with one simple process we can eliminate all so-called diseases of whatever name.

As we expel the disease producing toxins from our bodies, we must also restore the deficiencies. Thus, a cleansing diet must also include proper material for building as the waste material is eliminated. There is still one more factor involved to make the total process completely understandable. Since germs do not cause our disorders, there must be another logical reason for the triggering of an epidemic.

This is a matter of simple “vibration.” The better the physical and mental condition a person is in, the higher becomes his vibration, but as he steadily becomes clogged with more and more waste matter, his vibration goes constantly downward until he is ready and in need of a change. If he then comes in contact with one or more who have already started the cleansing process, he picks up the vibration of change and all his functions are triggered into the same action. This can happen to any size group of people in similar condition and then an epidemic is on its way. The person with a toxic free body and undisturbed mind is the one unaffected by the epidemic.

Did the salt water wash in the morning as usual. And as usual, the runs to the toilet followed soon after. Fortunately that stopped in time for me to go out to get some errands done. Didn't forget to bring along my lemonade drink with me to have when I feel hungry/thirsty.

Made a trip to the supermarket to get more lemons and limes. At the same time, bought some oranges to standby for the immediate days following the cleansing program. During those days, need to drink orange juice as the orange juice prepares the digestive system to properly digest and assimilate regular food.

Finished the day with the laxative tea and the usual Tunguska Blast.

Day 7 Master Cleanse

Well, it's the end of the 7th day today. Have already gone for 7 days without solid food. Imagine if anyone had said such a thing to me before, I would have told them that they must be crazy. Well, guess I must be somewhat crazy to have started on this master cleanse program but I don't regret it.

The morning started off with a number of trips to the porcelain throne. Took the salt water wash and continued going to the restroom even more. Continued with the lemonade drink throughout the day.

Had a networking session in the evening at an Italian alfresco restaurant. Cozy place in Lau Pa Sat along Shenton Way, the financial district. Was seated next to someone who had some some Italian bread topped with mushrooms which looked very healthy. Had a good time with old and new friends and acquaintances.

Left the networking session early as I had to adjourn to the wake of my first cousin. At the wake, as usual, there were peanuts and melon seeds. I used to love munching on the peanuts and not be able to stop. However, today, just looked at the beautiful nuts staring at me and had to forgo them. Just had to keep my hands and itching fingers to my sides and clutch the bottle of lemonade tightly. : (

As usual, ended the day by taking the laxative tea as well as the Tunguska Blast, or also lovingly known as T Blast.

Such a beautiful feeling to know that there are only 3 days left of the lemonade program. And that I have already completed 70% of the program.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Day 6 Master Cleanse

I can't imagine this is already Day 6 of the cleansing program and I have already hit the half-way mark. Just another 4 more days to go..... Hip hip hooray!

No trips to the porcelain throne last night. Or was it because I woke up early this morning? Had to attend a Business Networking International breakfast meeting in the morning. Thus, did not have the salt water wash. Instead just took a cup of laxative tea in the morning. That took me to the throne twice before leaving the house.

It was so fortunate that it was an uneventful journey to the meeting place. And even more fortunate that the meeting ended slightly early as I had to rush to 'you -know-where' at least three times in the next twenty minutes or so. Instead of having the normal breakfast, made do with my caffeine-free peppermint tea. Again, did not feel hungry looking at other people eating. That was good as I was afraid that it would be too easy to give up.

In total, made another 3 trips to the porcelain throne. In fact, did not expect to visit the throne so many times after taking the laxative tea. Thought that the salt water wash was more powerful for this kind of effect. Guess I was wrong.

Had an appointment at Starbucks in the evening. Spent a few hours there but did not purchase anything. Just had our own lemonade drink. Came home & had the laxative tea as well as the usual dose of Tunguska Blast.

I've mentioned about consuming Tunguska Blast in the past few days. Let me give an brief overview of what Tunguska means and what's so special about Tunguska.


1. a valley bordered by three tributaries of the Yenisei River in Siberia;

2. identified by scientists as the location of a mysterious event in 1908;

3. subject of a prominent theory that a near impact of an asteroid caused a concussion blast in the atmosphere;

4. site of an event of such force that the landscape of the region was permanently and remarkably changed.

What's so special about Tunguska? There was a mysterious event that happened almost 100 years ago in 1908.

And what exactly happened there?

The Miracle of Tunguska

After nearly a century of study and research, scientists still can’t explain precisely what occurred deep in the Siberian wilderness of Tunguska, Russia. Some scientists have suggested a meteor strike, but if so, it was the largest since the pre-history of the earth, and it left no crater. Some have theorized a comet or the airburst of a meteor 5 or 6 miles above the earth, which still does not account for the unexpected and unexplainable botanical benefits to the area.

This much has been proven: A cataclysmic event more dramatic than any since the biblical Flood felled more than 200 million trees over 850 square miles. And something about the event had the effect of impregnating the soil with a dense organic infusion resulting in “miracle harvests” of the herbs, roots, and other plants grown in that region.

The first anyone outside Russia knew about Tunguska was on the morning of June 30, 1908, when seismic instruments in London registered huge earth tremors originating in the Tunguska region.

As reports slowly began to arrive in Europe, scientists heard that a burst of light was witnessed more than 100 miles from the epicenter. The blast was calculated to have the power of 10 to 15 megatons…but without the contamination or crater an explosion would create. Quite the opposite was true: Rather than making a desert of Tunguska, the burst of light made a kind of Garden of Eden, an oasis of fertility only partly explained by the nourishing influence of the felled forests.

The Result

Herbs and other plants cultivated in the subarctic conditions of Tunguska grow at four times the rate of similar species harvested in more temperate climes. And that’s not the only difference: Science is still unraveling the full nutritional significance of the Tunguska Effect.

Day 5 Master Cleanse

Hmmm... Looks like 2x a night is the norm.

Today is Day 5 of the Master Cleanse program. Already mid-way through the program.

An uneventful day today. Just realised that the pain in my right palm was no longer there. Continued with the cleansing program today and had sugar cane juice in the evening.

Overall, everything running smoothly. Just that the neck feels a little stiff today. Not that it's affecting any other areas.

Consumed the laxative tea at night as well as my usual dose of the dietary supplement Tunguska Blast. Yummy yummy.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Day 4 Master Cleanse

Last nite, again made two visits to the porcelain throne. Other than that, felt great upon waking up this morning.

The Master Cleanse is a 10-, 20-, 30- or even 40-day commitment to drink a "lemonade" mix (with no solid food) to totally de-toxify the body.

WOW! Today is Day 4 already. Weighed in today with myself having donated 2kg to the universe. Boy! Am I so delighted to see this !!! : ) This is easier than I thought. Except for the part on having to run to the porcelain throne. For that, you have to be sure you are somewhere where you are able to have quick access to the throne. If not, be prepared to bring a change of clothings. This 'running' will normally be over in approximately 2 hours after the salt water flush.

In fact, the cleanse can start with a herbal laxative tea both morning and evening. However, a salt water wash is advised to clean out the intestinal tract. These stops are necessary to remove the toxins loosened by the lemon juice cleanse.

Today, after the salt water wash, visited the porcelain throne just four times. This is another improvement over yesterday.

As this is a cleansing diet, the more you can assist Nature to eliminate poisons, the better. IF YOUR SYSTEM FEELS UPSET, IT IS BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT HAVING SUFFICIENT ELIMINATION. Avoid this possibility by following the directions completely. Above all, be sure you have two, three, or more movements a day. This may seem unnecessary not eating solid food, but it is Nature’s way of eliminating the waste it has loosened from the various cells and organs in the body.

Of course, if there is some problem where you may not have convenient access to the porcelain throne, suggest you replace the salt water wash with the laxative tea. This will do as well.

Went out in the evening and managed to get pure sugar cane juice. Had brought the lemon juice as well as cayenne pepper with me which I just added to the sugar cane juice. This was a refreshing change.

Again, there was food served just before our meeting at Cyberwize Inc. but could just go through the whole evening without touching the food. Neither was my mouth watering for the great smelling curry puffs.

Ended off the day with a cup of laxative tea as well as Tunguska Blast.

Bedtime ......

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Day 3 Master Cleanse

Woke up twice during the night to sit on the porcelain throne. No disasters there...

Consumed the salt water flush in the morning & had to run to the porcelain throne a minimum of six times within the next two hours. Well, at least that is an improvement of almost 50% over yesterday.

Had a cup of peppermint tea today. Took it 'neat' and it was a delightful change. The peppermint tea may be used occasionally during this diet as a pleasant change and to assist further in the cleansing. Its chlorophyll helps as a purifier, neutralizing many mouth and body odors that are released during the cleansing period

Went out for the official opening of Beauty Hope, an outlet providing facial & massage. There was food provided but somehow I did not have the yearning to eat. Hmmm... That's a change from before. Enjoyed a complimentary eye treatment before going to purchase ink cartridge for the printer. Later in the evening, had to go out and get more lemons & limes. No tiredness or dizzy feeling as has been described by some people after taking the lemonade diet.

Again took my daily dose of Tunguska Blast which has helped myself and many of my partners not only improve our immune system but give us more energy, reduce our stress level as well as give us better quality sleep. Consumed the laxative tea before bed as required.

Not too bad for Day 3. Thought that today would be most difficult as the body would have gone for 2 - 3 days without solid food and that it would be craving for such. Fortunately, the day went on without a hitch. Seems like I've almost reached 1/3 of the cleansing program. Can't wait to see the benefits of the cleansing program take place.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Day 2 Master Cleanse

Forgot to mention that I had taken my usual dose of my dietary supplement Tunguska Blast last night before sleeping. Decided to carry on with that and not stop since that is all natural and will just give me more benefits. Slept like a log so much so that I woke up with cramps in my legs. Experienced the 'runs' once last night.

Woke up this morning feeling great! Took the salt water flush and nothing happened till about 45 minutes later. Started running to the toilet every few minutes. A piece of advice:- make sure you're close to the toilet. Imagine when you have a high tide, what happens? Only this time round, the tide is from the back & there's no door to stop it from getting out. Aargh....

The afternoon passed uneventfully. Except for the fact that I was working on the computer & somehow a pain seemed to develop in my right palm. Could it be the posture or could it be due to the lemonade program?

Went out in the evening to get more maple syrup.

Took the laxative tea and my usual dose of Tunguska Blast before sleeping.


Friday, March 14, 2008

Day 1 Master Cleanse

Today is Day 1 of the 10-day Master Cleanse Diet. This is the first time I'm trying out this "lemonade" mix (with no solid food) to totally de-toxify the body. I decided to go for it after hearing the wonderful testimonial by my friend who introduced it to me as well as reading up on the many benefits that it has.

Day 1
Took the salt water flush soon after waking and within an hour, had visited the throne 3 x. Hmmm.... it's doing what it should, i.e. washing the entire digestive system. Also found myself burping a lot.

Found myself taking too much time to squeeze the lemons manually. Resorted to using the juicing machine to make my job easier. This really helped to save time as well as eliminate wastages. With lemons costing what they do now, it's imperative to be able to squeeze as much juice out of them as possible.

Drank the lemonade mixture throughout the day. Felt a little odd not being able to eat solid foods. Just kept myself busy to eradicate any thoughts of eating. Was slightly sleepy in the afternoon, but just kept on working and soon forgot about food.

So far, have managed to carry on with just the lemonade mixture. Walked past some coffee shops earlier in the evening and had wonderful smells of cooked food. However, that was manageable and there were no hunger pangs.

Drank a laxative tea just before sleeping as this is also part of the routine.

It feels like such a long day. Now to look forward for Day 2.

The Master Cleanse

It's been a long, long time since I last posted to this blog. Time just seems to zoom past and before you know it, a quarter of the year will be gone soon.

Have just come across the The Master Cleanse, a program that has been used most effectively by thousands of individuals wishing to rid their bodies of dangerous and even lethal toxins. Here is a brief:-

At last the basic cause of disease is no longer a mystery. The basic cause is the habits of improper diet, inadequate exercise, negative mental attitudes, and lack of spiritual attunement, which combine to produce toxic conditions and malfunction of our bodies. The elimination of the cause of illness is the obvious and only way to healing and health. The elimination of the habits that cause illness is done through the positive approach of developing proper habits that cause health combined with corrective techniques that remove the ill effects of our former incorrect ways.

Disease, old age, and death are the result of accumulated poisons and congestion throughout the entire body. These toxins become crystallized and hardened, settling around the joints, in the muscles, and throughout the billions of cells all over the body.

We spend a good portion of our lives accumulating these diseases and we spend the rest of our lives attempting to get rid of them— or die in the effort!

Basically, ourselves create all of our diseases because we have never taken the time to discover the true foods meant for man’s use. We can create healthy bodies by using the right foods and eliminating highly toxic and mucus-forming foods.

To be complete, a healing system must be able to cover the entire field of human experiences—
physically, mentally, and spiritually.


The lemonade diet, about to be described, has successfully and consistently demonstrated its eliminative and building ability. It may be used with complete safety for every known type of disease.


? ? To dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that have formed in any part of the body.
? ? To cleanse the kidneys and the digestive system.
? ? To purify the glands and cells throughout the entire body.
? ? To eliminate all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles.
? ? To relieve pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessels.
? ? To build a healthy blood stream.
? ? To keep youth and elasticity regardless of our years.

? ? When sickness has developed— for all acute and chronic conditions.
? ? When the digestive system needs a rest and a cleansing.
? ? When overweight has become a problem.
? ? When better assimilation and building of body tissue is needed.

Follow the diet for a minimum of 10 days or more— up to 40 days and beyond may be safely followed for extremely serious cases. The diet has all the nutrition needed during this time. Three to four times a year will do wonders for keeping the body in a normal healthy condition. The diet may be undertaken more frequently for serious conditions.

2 Tablespoons lemon or limejuice (approx. ½ lemon)
2 Tablespoons genuine maple syrup (Not maple flavored sugar syrup)
1/10 Teaspoon cayenne pepper (red pepper) or to taste
8 oz water, room temperature
Combine the juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper in a 10 oz glass jar w/lid and fill with the water.
Shake it up and drink. (Cold water may be used if preferred.)
Use fresh (organic) lemons or limes only, never canned lemon or limejuice nor frozen lemonade or frozen juice.

For those of you who want the actual script of The Master Cleanse, do email me at and I shall gladly share it with you.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Chinese New Year 2008

WOW!!! Time really flies & it's already 2 weeks into 2008.
2007 has come & gone in the blink of an eye. It's time now to get started with Chinese New Year preparations which falls on February 7th & 8th this year. Also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, the festival normally starts on the first day of the first lunar month and ends on the 15th day.

Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese. The Chinese New Year celebrations are marked by visits to kin, relatives and friends, a practice known as "new-year visits". New clothings are usually worn to signify a new year. The colour red is liberally used in all decorations. Red packets or hong bao are given to juniors and children by the married and elders.

The red packets always contain money, usually varying from a couple of dollars to several hundred. The amount of money in the red packets should be of even numbers, as odd numbers are associated with cash given during funerals. Since the number 4 is considered bad luck, because the word for four is a homophone for death, money in the red envelopes never adds up to $4. However, the number 8 is considered lucky (for its homophone for "wealth"), and $8 is commonly found in the red envelopes. Sometimes chocolate coins are found in the red packets.

Chinese New Year decorations have started sprouting up in shopping centres and around town. Some popular floral decorations include:

Floral Decor Meaning
Plum blossom symbolizes luck
Kumquat symbolizes prosperity
Narcissus symbolizes prosperity
Chrysanthemum symbolizes longevity
Bamboo A plant used for any time of year
Sunflower means to have a good year

Many shops have begun selling New Year products. Normally open-air markets are set up especially for vendors to sell New Year-related products. These shops feature floral products, toys, clothings, gifts for new year visitations as well as decor for the homes. Many also shop for the perfect plum tree as decoration just like how Chistmas trees are much sought after for Chirtmas.

It is important to have the house completely clean from top to bottom before New Year's Day for good luck in the coming year. Thus the weeks leading up to the actual day will see many people doing spring cleaning, throwing out the old and at the same time, buying new things to usher in the New Year.

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