Narcissism is Necessary - Page 2 of 537 - Tried, tested, and proven.

Hello nobody.

Hello nobody.

I assume nobody is reading this space of mine anymore. That’s okay.

It is all about the microblogging and social medias now isn’t it? Well, not for me it’s not. Not this year anyway.

I’ve cut down on Facebook – curating my feeds to only contain positive and value adding updates, keeping only the joy-sparking stuff, to borrow a line from Marie Kondo’s famous book.

I have deleted Dayre from my phone (one of my favourite apps) because I want to consume with intent. “Consume with intent” – that’s the magic phrase, isn’t it? I am trying to pick up the pieces of my life and mindlessly reading about 100 other people’s daily happenings whether good or bad isn’t really going to help, is it?

I have kept Instagram though, because I can curate what I want to see on my feed – it’s now filled with crafts, beautiful things and sewing stuff.

So after all that, here I am. With my old blog. I am back here because I realise now with this space I don’t have to consume anything mindlessly, cause it’s all mine! I can share without fear of being inundated with for lack of better words, #firstworldproblems that frankly aren’t really amusing or interesting to me anymore. Not to say I’ve lost my sense of humour (maybe I have), but maybe my patience for non-issues have depleted so significantly that I’ve chosen to just not be in their paths.

It’s rather difficult to articulate what’s happening to me and Gareth but suffice to say that the loss of our babies last September has brought a (long time coming in fact) change to us.

Since it happened, we have been seeking ways to fill up the voids which means we have been occupying our time with Liam and various hobbies. We have also been somewhat obsessed with achieving our authentic lives – intellectually, physically and spiritually. Gareth has since lost over 20kgs, I am so proud of him. January hasn’t even ended and I’ve read 3 books. That’s 3 more than in the past few years put together! I am sewing more, painting more and currently trying to pick up yoga (thank you Youtube).

Pity that it took a tragedy to get us finally moving our butts but unfortunately that is what it took. Call these shifts a distraction for the mind if you’re cynical or silver linings if you’re a romantic but for us they are what feels right, right now.

Anyway, I think I will be writing here a lot more, mostly about Liam of course because I’m not done with documenting his developments.

Updates will be sporadic and casual unless I have something proper to share like a recipe, travel post or something.

Thanks nobody for reading. It’s only appropriate to end this update with a picture of my son quietly playing with his trains while I was writing this.

Happy new year.

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Kim x Prego: Recipe for Jolly Spaghetti Pizza Muffins

Trying to get the kids to eat to no avail? Well, here’s a recipe that would catch their attention – a “muffin” made out of pasta…that is also a pizza! Even the adults would be intrigued :)

With Prego sauces, this dish can be whipped up in more or less 30 minutes and it is as easy as 1,2,3!
Behold….the recipe for my Jolly Spaghetti Pizza Muffins!

Ingredients for 12 Jolly Spaghetti Pizza Muffins :

3 eggs
1 350gm jar of Prego Traditional Pasta Sauce
1 300gm can of Prego Mushroom Alfredo Sauce
250gm of Prego Spaghetti (half a packet)

Without further ado…

1. First of all, boil all the eggs for 7 minutes. Then drain and allow to cool.

2. Next, boil water and cook 250gm of Prego Spaghetti for 12 minutes.

3. While the pasta is cooking, grease the muffin tin with a little bit of olive oil.

4. After pasta’s cooked, drain them. Leave them in the strainer for a couple of minutes to allow most of the water to drain off.

5. Now, open the can of Prego Mushrom Alredo sauce. The smell of delicious mushroom is fabulous!

6. Pour 3/4 of a can into the drained pasta.

7. Mix well. I used my hands cause I could make sure that every bit of pasta got coated in the sauce.

8. Next, divide the pasta into all the muffin tin holes.

9. Bake in preheated oven of 220c for 15 minutes.

10. While waiting for the pasta to bake, quarter all the eggs.

11. After 15 minutes in the oven, your pasta pizza crusts are now done!

12. Time to open the jar of Prego Traditional Pasta Sauce.

13. Spoon a dollop of Traditional Pasta Sauce over each pasta crust.

14. Then top off with a wedge of egg. If you don’t want to use eggs, you can also use tuna or chicken.

15. Remember the can of Mushroom Alfredo sauce earlier? Well, spoon it over the egg, baby.

16. What a glorious sight…but it’s not done yet.

17. Stick it under the grill for 5 minutes just for the Mushroom Alfredo sauce to bubble up.

18. Now, these babies are ready to be devoured!

19. Crunchy, tart and creamy all at the same time. A smorgasbord of delicious textures.

There’s something for everybody from Prego.

Canned sauces that are great for travel. Also handy if there were a zombie apocalypse – can eat and also throw at them )

A good variety of pasta.

Buon appetito!

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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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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