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Kim x Prego: Recipe for happy cheesy tomato braised chicken pasta bake

Life can get so busy sometimes but that’s not a reason to not eat well. What’s the secret to cooking a quick but cheerful meal that’s delicious, balanced and also a feast to the eyes?

The answer is: Prego!

Here’s a recipe that will impress your family or friends, and even yourself! And all it takes is only 30 minutes from start to finish and its so simple and easy like 1,2,3!

Behold, my recipe for kickass cheesy tomato braised chicken pasta bake!

Ingredients:

4 chicken drumsticks
500gm of Prego Spiral pasta
1 jar of Prego mushroom and green pepper sauce
1 can of Prego cheese and herbs sauce

Now lets begin…

1. Heat up a bit of olive oil in your pan on medium heat.

2. Brown the 4 drumsticks.

3. While the chicken drumsticks are browning on the pan, start boiling a pot of water with salt in it.

4. When water is boiling, pour Prego Spiral pasta into it and stir now and then to avoid sticking. Allow to cook for 8 minutes.

5. Now check your drumsticks…do they look somewhat like this?

6. If yes, it’s time to pour Prego mushroom and green pepper sauce over the chicken drumsticks. Let simmer for 20 minutes.

7. While chickens are simmering and absorbing all the delicious Prego sauce, drain your now cooked pasta.

8. After 20 minutes of simmering in the sauce, remove the chicken from its sauce and into a dish.

9. Now add the drained spiral pasta into the sauce.

10. Stir until the pasta are nicely coated in the sauce.

11. Next, add the chicken drumsticks back into the pasta.

12. Now open the can of Prego cheese and herbs sauce. Oh man, the smell of it is divine!

13. Pour the cheesy sauce all over the chicken and pasta.

14. Take your pan off the stove and set it under the oven grill at the highest heat for 10 minutes.

15. Voila, happy cheesy tomato braised chicken pasta bake, DONE!

16. Hmmmm, hmmmmm.

17. Garnish with some parsley leaves. A delicious dish in 30 minutes.

18. Buon appetito!

Prego has an amazing range of sauces that can help you whip up delicious meals in matter of minutes. They come in jars as well as tins. They also have a good pasta range!

There’s something for everybody from Prego.

Convenience in a can. These are good for travelling too!

Yisssss pastaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

For more of their products, recipe ideas and information, just check out their Instagram (Prego Malaysia), Facebook (Prego Malaysia) and Website here!

This recipe was created in collaboration with Prego :)

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Go all natural with St. Ives!

My family and I have recently gone on a (hopefully permanent) lifestyle change. We’ve eliminated sugar and starch from our diet and we’re eating mostly vegetables and only non-processed food. I am slowly applying this new change to my beauty regimen too as I would like to eventually eliminate all non-natural products from my life.

Going natural though, I have to admit can be quite expensive. Have you checked out the prices of organic essential oils, cocoa butter and beeswax? They’re exorbitant! Making your own natural beauty products is also very time-consuming. With a 2 year old who constantly needs my attention, I honestly do not have the luxury of lovingly crafting my own homemade facial wash. Do you?

My search for natural and affordable facial products has lead me back to St. Ives. When I was younger I used to love the apricot scrub. I stopped using it as I was experimenting with other beauty products but now, I remember again how wonderful it was to my skin.

St Ives facial scrubs now come in 3 different products; the original apricot scrub (Fresh Skin), apricot scrub with salicylic acne medication (Blemish Control) and green tea scrub (Blackhead Clearing).

As you probably already know, St Ives contain 100% natural exfoliants – the crushed apricot seeds for instance and ingredients such as glycerin, shea butter, soybean oil and many more. All their products are also free of paraben, which is a chemically produced preservative.

100% natural exfoliants, sulfate-free and paraben free.

I love how St Ives is not consumed with finding or creating new ingredients for their products but instead focus on including natural ingredients that have been proven to be effective for thousands of years. Apricots, for example have long been used in Asia for their soothing and energising properties. Key ingredients such as soy, green tea and lotus blossom too are wonderful for our skin.

My favourite Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub.

You only need a tiny dollop for whole face.

Scrubby, scrub, scrub. The smell of apricot is so delicious!

St Ives also takes it a step further by using eco-friendly packaging, reducing waste and reducing environmental impact. They use Post-Consumer Resin (PCR), a kind of reclaimed manufactured plastics into their packaging whenever possible. St Ives strives to reduce their carbon footprint with 3 goals in mind; improving health & well-being, reducing environmental impact and enhancing livelihoods. Personally, I find this a highly admirable thing for a brand to do. I most certainly do not want to sacrifice the future of my offspring at the expense of my beauty regimen. Obviously, they also don’t condone animal testing.

The really awesome Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub.

Getting rid of those pesky blackheads with the St Ives Green Tea Scrub. So refreshing!

Blemish Control Apricot Scrub, perfect for that time of the month when pimples pop up like mushrooms after rain.

There’s an Instagram contest by St Ives now called “GoNaturalWithStIves” with these amazing prizes:

• 1st Prize: A pair of tickets for 3D2N to Bali Holiday (Flight & Accommodation provided)
• 2nd Prize: A pair of tickets for 2D1N Staycation in a Malaysia resort (Accommodation provided)
• 3 x Consolation Prizes: Spa Voucher

Here’s how you can win them:

1. Post a photo of your DIY natural beauty remedy or to share a photo of what Natural means to you (it could be natural make up, natural ingredients, natural environment, etc) in your Instagram (make sure your profile is set to ‘Public’)
2. Share why your natural beauty remedy makes you happy or what does your chosen Natural element means to you in your caption. (Eg. Cost effective, old family secret, etc)
3. Include the hashtag #StIvesMy #GoNaturalWithStIves and #ChurpMYWIN

This contest runs from 1st September (Thursday) till 31st October 2016 (Monday), ending at 12.00 PM. Winners will be notified via email.

What are you waiting for? Go natural with St. Ives!

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Pain relief anywhere with Ammeltz Yoko Yoko Heat Patch

A while ago I was sent two unassuming packets containing patches, supposedly to relieve neck, shoulder and menstrual pain. To be honest, I didn’t pay much attention to the product at first as I wasn’t in any pain.

*This pack is available for limited time and shops.

So I left them alone till one day, I woke up with my neck and right shoulder throbbing in pain. Thanks to my son who is only able to fall asleep on top of my right arm every single night, I was finally stricken with neck and shoulder numbness.

I was ready to prepare a hot water compress and pop some industrial strength painkillers but thankfully I remember those patches that were sent to me weeks ago. They are none other than “Ammeltz Yoko Yoko Air-activated Heat Patch”.

Unlike conventional pain relief patches which come with strong medicinal scents (what a way to announce to the world that you’ll feeling under the weather, eh?), these patches from Ammeltz Yoko Yoko are completely odourless as they don’t contain any medicine.

*This pack is available for limited time and shops.

You might find yourself wondering how these patches work then without medicine? Well, they work by generating an ideal amount of heat or warmth (about 40 degrees Celsius) to your afflicted areas, therefore improving blood circulation and reducing muscle pain for up to 8 hours!

Basically, the dilatation of blood vessels caused by heat increases the supply of oxygen and removal of metabolic waste helping to reduce pain.

Also, since they do not smell funky, you can use them anywhere and everywhere! Whether at home, the office, your brand new car or someone’s brand new car…..there’s no fear of contaminating the air with sexy medicinal fragrance.

*This pack is available for limited time and shops.

So what I did was just stick the patch on my shoulder (making sure the skin was clean and dry) and allowed it to do its job. As if by magic, I could feel the patch warming up! Well, of course it’s not magic, it’s SCIENCE!

Within an hour, the debilitating pain gradually quietened down till it was barely noticeable. I could turn my neck and lift up my arm!

*This pack is available for limited time and shops.

By the way, this is the actual packaging that you’ll find in the pharmacies and malls:

yoko

The patch for menstrual pain is also amazing! The kidneybean-shaped patch is designed to discreetly stay on your abdomen and I find the adhesive just strong enough to allow an active day without falling off.

(Sorry, no picture of my jelly belly hehe)

Of course the heat patch did not completely take away the awful menstrual cramps, but I was able to function better in my day to day life, instead of just pathetically lying in bed willing for it go away. In a nutshell, Ammeltz Yoko Yoko Air-activated Heat Patch was heaven-sent!

Even the husband was happy to get his happy wife back.

I have a few of the patches in trial packets to give away and all you have to do is answer these  questions:

1) What is the safe temperature of AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Neck and Shoulder Pain and how long does it last?

2) How does AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Neck and Shoulder Pain work?

3) Share with us, why do you want to try MMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Neck and Shoulder Pain?

Another 3 questions for AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Menstrual Pain:

1) What is the safe temperature of AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Menstrual Pain and how long does it last?

2) How does AMMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Menstrual Pain work?

3) Share with us, why do you want to try MMELTZ YOKO YOKO Heat Patch for Menstrual Pain?

* This pack is available for limited time and shops.

Just answer the questions in my comment section with your real email address so I can get in touch. I am only giving away 10 packets of each heat patch so be quick guys!

Cheers to a safe and convenient way to relieve pain!

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