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The awesome Scott’s® DHA Gummies are here!

Many of you must be familiar with Scott’s Emulsion cod liver oil. My brothers and I grew up taking it daily. I remember dreading the original flavour and how much I disliked it. It must had been tough for my parents to wrangle us into taking a spoon of the emulsion.

Then, they came out with the orange flavoured emulsion and I felt like my young life had changed for the better haha.

Well, fast forward to the present. I’ve always have plans to give Scott’s Emulsion to Liam but deep inside, I knew that it means that there will be a challenging battle of wills! So, imagine my happiness when I was told that there are now gummies which contain DHA by Scott’s??

You mean I have access to DHA goodness in delicious, Liam-friendly gummies without the fishy taste!?? TAKE ALL MY MONEY!

The gummies are available in both orange and strawberry flavours.

They contain DHA and for those that don’t know what DHA is, it’s a type of Omega-3 fatty acid which is a major building block of the brain and is also required for the maintenance of healthy eyes.

While most of us mummies are aware of the benefits of DHA for our children, many children are still not gaining the required DHA in their dietary intake due to various reasons, mainly it’s the lack of oily fish and seafood in diet. These gummies come in handy to support a balanced diet for the kids especially if they dislike food that contains DHA.

The gummies also contain bonus Vitamin D – which aids absorption of calcium as well as support healthy growth and development.

They come in the fun shapes of a crab, fish and octopus and are not coated in sugar. Best of all, they’re not sticky so no-mess!!!!

They gummies are available in several pack sizes – 3 pieces (RM0.99), 15 pieces (RM9.90) and 60 pieces (RM34.40).

Liam just loves these new Scott’s® DHA Gummies!

I know the gummies are recommended for kids aged 4 and above but my 2 year old is not letting that stop him!

Look at the intensity!

Give me moreeeeeeeeeeeee!

Can’t blame him, I find myself taxing his gummies all the time too :)

For more information on these yummy healthy gummies, log on to https://www.scottskids.com/my or visit their Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/ScottsMalaysia

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Healthy baby skin with Zwitsal.

Recently Liam and I found ourselves in the company of Zwitsal, a baby product that has been in the market since year 1900. Yes, that means it is 116 years old!

The reason why you probably have not heard about it despite its long history is because it’s always been a European brand. In fact it is the number 1 brand in Netherlands.

Fortunately for us on this side of the world, it has decided to enter (or re-enter, apparently they were around some decades ago?) the Asian market and now we’re all able to get our hands on this lovely baby skincare that is known for being wonderful to our bubba’s skin.

Zwitsal basically has two ranges of products; “Classic” and “Natural”. All its products under the “Classic” umbrella contain extract from Canola flowers – a naturally moisturising ingredient. As for “Natural”, the products contain natural ingredients such as milk, honey, aloe vera and even citronella.

Zwitsal is also safe for sensitive baby skin as they have been tested for hypo-allergenic with pH balanced formulation so it is definitely a bonus!

# – The “Classic” range.

# – The “Natural” range.

Firstly, lets talk about Zwitsal’s bath products. Love the “Milk & Honey Baby Bath”. Liam’s always smells delicious and nommable after a bath. Needless to say, his skin loves it too.

# – Zwitsal’s baby bath products.

I never needed baby shampoo before but Liam’s hair grown a lot now so he needs to get his hair washed and Zwitsal’s “2-in-1 Hair and Body” bath really comes in handy. It is especially great for travelling as I don’t need to lug too many things just for his bathtime! It’s got aloe vera and Pro Vitamin B5 in it which is great for hair. Oh, and it contains celery and candlenut too. Pretty interesting I would say! Again, something I steal for myself sometimes too, hehehehe.

# – My son has hair now!

My favourite product from Zwitsal is definitely the “Baby Skin Protector Lotion with Citronella”. It’s a moisturiser and also a mosquito repellent in one convenient tube! There’s none like it in the market currently!

Gawd knows all us mummies have been struggling with keeping our bubs from being mossie feed. I’m really bad with remembering to put on mozzie patches on Liam but I moisturise his skin daily so this is just perfect for us. I am also not going to say how many times I have nicked Liam’s Zwitsal moisturiser for myself hehe.

For mummies who prefer the classic skin lotion (cause you’re a purist), Zwitsal has one infused with just canola and jojoba oil and is perfect to be applied to the entire body after bath time. I use it pretty regularly too when we’re at home with air-conditioning on, you know when there’s no threat from beastly mosquitoes.

# – Moisturise and keeping away from the mozzies.

One of the great things about Zwitsal that has really made an impression on me is its scent. Whether it’s the baby powder, skin lotion or bath solution, it’s extremely mild and pleasant and it doesn’t mask Liam’s natural scent.

I never really understood why some other brands made such strongly scented baby products cause I’ve never met a baby who has B.O, if you know what I mean? Nobody wants their kids to smell like a working woman’s handbag, hello? So thank you Zwitsal for not making overpowering smelling stuff!

To my delight, Zwitsal’s “Fresh Floral Baby Power” smells faintly of fresh roses and vanilla. So delicious and it’s infused with canola oil so hello softer baby skin!

# – Smell of roses and vanilla, yummy!

All in all, we’re very happy with Zwitsal. I most definitely will recommend Zwitsal if you’re looking for affordable and safe baby skincare. It’s available at most pharmacies near you.

Do check out their Facebook here and official website here for more information.

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Making egg-less meringues with chickpea water or aquafaba – first attempt.

I make meringues quite a lot for fruit mess, which is one of my signature desserts whenever I’m entertaining at home. Although it only requires at minimum 2 ingredients (eggs and sugar), it’s a pretty technical dish that requires egg whites with no trace of yolk, absolutely clean utensils with no trace of grease, just the right amount of beating, etc. You can check out my post on making meringues here.

I have always thought that egg whites is irreplaceable in meringues. There’s no known ingredient that could whip up stiff like egg whites and then dehydrate beautifully in an oven into beautiful, crunchy, airy, sweet biscuits.

Back in May, I read an article on New York Times about aquafaba and I was just completely and utterly mind-blown. WHAT ON EARTH IS THIS SORCERY!?

# – Aquafaba on NYT.

Aquafaba is basically water that has been cooked with legumes such as chickpeas and canellini beans. So, that water that you drain off from a can of chickpeas, that’s aquafaba. For some reason, it has the ability to mimic the properties of egg whites and this was only discovered in 2015 by some dude named Goose Wohlt. So yeah, it’s a pretty new thing and honestly I am surprised I’ve only heard about this a year later.

After reading the NYT article, I knew I was going to attempt it. I know it sounds silly for somebody who cooks and bakes pretty regularly, but I really hate separating eggs. For some reason, I am horrendous at it. It’s one of my most hated things in the world and so to be able to make meringues without having to separate those evil eggs?

SIGN ME UP, BUTTERCUP!

# – I am so bad at separating eggs I actually bought this piece of shit that does not work. Maybe it’s still just me.

Anyway, back to present time. Today I finally got a chance to use a can of chickpeas for lunch. So, I made sure to reserve the drained liquid from the can and I was like, I am putting this aquafaba meringue thing to the test!

# – So I poured the liquid into my mixing bowl.

# – Put my beaters to it, and started beating.

OMG, it’s foaming up!!!!! It foamed up so easily, even easier than egg whites?

# – Getting to soft peak.

# – I sprinkled some icing sugar and continued beating until stiff peaks.

OMG,I could pipe it out!!!!!

# – These are my uncooked eggless meringues made from aquafaba and I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference from regular meringues. It tasted vaguely of chickpeas. Stuck em into my preheated oven of 130 degrees.

I was so excited by it all, I was updating dayre the blow by blow account of my aquafaba meringue making adventure. I tasted victory and glory. I couldn’t wait to eat my eggless meringues tonight with a pile of whipped cream and sweet yellow kiwis.

# – Showing off on Dayre.

I even shared my dayre post to Facebook cause, hell yeah I felt smuggggggggggg. And just right after sharing it to FB, I went to check the oven and this greeted me:

WHAT IN THE NAME OF THE AQUAFACKA IS THIS!!!!??????

I had to choose between removing this flattened, dead mess from my oven or delete the damn smug dayre post from my Facebook. I chose the latter.

And then I took the aquafailure out of my oven and cried. Okay I didn’t cry but I was really DULAN lah.

That is why, I am filing this post under Cooking Failures (go on, read it you probably need some laughs on Monday) and I could only speculate that the reasons to this messed up experiment were two:

1. My oven was too hot. I rechecked all the aquafaba meringue recipes and they’re all between 110c – 120c. My oven was 130c.

2. Not enough sugar. This was most likely it, as I don’t know why I just kinda of sprinkled and tasted the batter instead of measuring out the sugar LIKE I NORMALLY DO. Likely too little sugar -_-

If anyone has any inkling on where I went wrong, please do enlighten me.

Anyway, I’m not about to give up on aquafaba. I’m on a mission to make completely eggless meringues. Just you wait.

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