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Founder @TheSlowHouse <br /> Recipe Developer Workshops Store Design<br /> #slowlife #slowfood #sustainability #cleanbeauty #holisticwellness #healingwithfood

After making my 7th pot of #organic curry chicken, I can safely say that I have nailed this dish perfectly. Slightly different from my grandma s version but it had my own taste to it. The trick was giving layers to the curry, enhancing it with fresh lemongrass. I used organic coconut cream here so it doesn t retain that strong coconut smell you would find in most curries. I ll try fresh coconut milk next! Lastly, the most crucial part is really in the texture of the rice that accompanies the curry. I make sure the rice is cooked till it s still a tad hard (think al denté) and buy only organic jasmine rice. Simply drizzle piping hot curry sauce over that and tuck in! 
#slowlife #slowfood #simplerecipes #zerowastecooking #traditions #f52grams
After making my 7th pot of #organic curry chicken, I can safely say that I have nailed this dish perfectly. Slightly different from my grandma s versi
Life gets crazy in my household. As many of you know, I m now on my own, tending to two homes, 3 cats and a hyperactive child along with the help of my husband. All that, while juggling work. I took a few days off this week (blame it on mercury retrograde) to reflect on my life.
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Often, I found the most challenging task wasn t the physical work but it was how do you parent a child? It s still a fairly new experience to me. 4 years ago, I would think that looking after babies was overwhelming since they can t verbalise what they want. Then at the start of #terribletwos and #threenager phases, you discover this might be the toughest journey yet. How do you tell a child (an insistent one),  No.  without actually saying it. 
Once she turned 3, I constantly felt I was parenting the incorrect way, which usually ends up with plenty of emotions from both sides.
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So lately, I have been adopting a different approach. I reflected on how I was treated during my childhood   we were caned if we faulted on something since there were 3 of us, haha. Barely any sanity left for my mum to handle. And whether I might have taken the same parenting approach unconsciously. Not that I caned her a lot. I could only count twice. However, my childhood and how I was treated, might surely influence how I was going to parent. I m not sure how scolding a child can help after repeated times.
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I reflected and decided that I should be approaching parenting based on how I approach my own life   by living a calm and slow life. One that focuses on the #present, being #conscious of ourselves, meanwhile, caring for our #wellbeing. 
Most importantly, one that is #stressfree.
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#Calmparenting. I don t think it s a new term. To follow through though takes a beautiful mind, an incredibly peaceful and positive mind.   CONTINUE HERE
Life gets crazy in my household. As many of you know, I m now on my own, tending to two homes, 3 cats and a hyperactive child along with the help of m
Imagine Apollo or Venus de Milo alive today, what if they are protected by @Manulife.singapore? This brand new video imagines a night at the museum where iconic Greek statues come to life. Click here to find out about their stories and how you can plan for unexpected events | Link in my bio. 
#manulifesg #protectionreimagined
Imagine Apollo or Venus de Milo alive today, what if they are protected by @Manulife.singapore? This brand new video imagines a night at the museum wh
Have you wondered what if ancient sculptures had been covered by insurance? The slight chip on those faces, the broken limbs and missing arms suffered through history.

Manulife wants you to join them in reimagining these ancient tragedies with their range of protection plans.

By taking a creative stance on these iconic statues that we are all familiar with, this refreshing campaign adopts art to kickstart a dialogue around a topic that is often not talked about. 
Just visualise, what if they had been protected by @manulife.singapore? 
#lifeprotection #family #manullife
Have you wondered what if ancient sculptures had been covered by insurance? The slight chip on those faces, the broken limbs and missing arms suffered
This final recipe of Hawthorn Berry and Schisandra Fruit Drink is now up on my journal | Link in bio. Hawthorn Berry is an antioxidant, high in polyphenols that also treats a number of heart diseases. Filled with health benefits, this drink is an easy one to make at home. Just one of the ways to use @euyansang tcm ingredients. 
#slowlife #slowliving #slowfood #tcm #healingwithfood
#euyansang #plantbased #vegetarian #wellness #health #everydaybotanica #sp
This final recipe of Hawthorn Berry and Schisandra Fruit Drink is now up on my journal | Link in bio. Hawthorn Berry is an antioxidant, high in polyph
There s good reason why I have been a @dyson devotee for more than a decade. What, with more than 60 minutes   of run time on the latest #dysonv11, this powerful tool makes housecleaning a breeze and absolutely spotless. Why be mad at cats and kids who make a mess when you have a #Dyson that cleans that all up within seconds? This is probably how I could manage home matters and work without help, keeping it zen at home.    #slowlife #slowliving #dysonsg #cleanhomes #dysonised
There s good reason why I have been a @dyson devotee for more than a decade. What, with more than 60 minutes of run time on the latest #dysonv11, th
Some of you may remember my first experience with @AuthenticTeaHouse Ayataka Japanese Green Tea late last year. I was blown away by its seemingly authentic quality. This year, they're back at it again and I got my hands on some of their other variants to try out   the Da Hong Pao Oolong Tea which is currently my favourite and the new Yin Hao Jasmine Green Tea! Needless to say, their mastery of tea is still truly unparalleled. 
But without spoiling it any further, check out my honest reviews if you re curious about their other variants! #slowlife #ayataka #tastewhatswithin #authenticteahouse #sp
Some of you may remember my first experience with @AuthenticTeaHouse Ayataka Japanese Green Tea late last year. I was blown away by its seemingly auth
The latest collaboration with Tokyo-based design studio, @nendo_official and @longchamp, resulted in beautifully soft structured bags that were reinterpreted from their icon 'Le Pliage". And of course, it had to be perched on our Bambi table, also designed by nendo studio. 
#slowlife #slowliving #longchamp #longchampsg #nendostudio #longchampxnendo
The latest collaboration with Tokyo-based design studio, @nendo_official and @longchamp, resulted in beautifully soft structured bags that were reinte
Another TCM recipe using herbs from @euyansang up on my journal   Coix seed, gingko nuts and red dates soup. This is one of my favourite things to make at home. Fuss-free, healthy and loved by Alessandra. This recipe uses coix seed (also known as Job s tears) which is highly beneficial for health. Besides being known for healing patients suffering from stiff and painful joints, arthritis, rheumatism, and eczema, it also aids in the function of the kidneys by draining harmful body fluids through urination. Add it to your everyday meals in soups, rice or congee. 
#slowlife #slowliving #slowfood #tcm #healingwithfood
#euyansang #plantbased #vegetarian #wellness #health #everydaybotanica #sp
Another TCM recipe using herbs from @euyansang up on my journal Coix seed, gingko nuts and red dates soup. This is one of my favourite things to mak
What goes around is certainly coming around.

Plastic that gets thrown out into the ocean (by us) eventually breaks down into smaller bits called micro plastics that resemble a lot like food for many marine species.

We may be now ingesting an average 5g of plastic, equivalent to the size of a credit card every week through food, water, and even the air. What have we done to ourselves? Well, everyone certainly of us contributed to that. 
Tell your friends, the businesses you frequent, share with everyone, take the lead. Only by doing so can we all make a global, conscious effort. 
@wwfsg Find out how you can make our planet a safe place for all here | Link in my bio

#slowlife #sustainableliving #wwf #PlasticDiet #UseLessPlastic
What goes around is certainly coming around. Plastic that gets thrown out into the ocean (by us) eventually breaks down into smaller bits called micr
Happiness is the last week of term break.  

#slowlife #slowliving #alessandrayeung #schoolholidays
Happiness is the last week of term break. #slowlife #slowliving #alessandrayeung #schoolholidays
This #Vegan Bak Kut Teh recipe using @euyansang Chinese herbs, now up on my journal. Super nutritious and healthy, serve it with a side of ginseng brown rice! 
Chinese herbs have this amazing ability to give vegan soups depth with intense flavours. I used to experiment with vegan soups a lot and my go-to herbs are euryale seeds, poria, and dried chinese yam. Pretty much what consists of the Si Shen Soup. For this recipe though, I decided to make something suitable for the entire family! Since my daughter loves mushrooms and chinese yam, I thought, why not make a vegan BKT. One that uses mushrooms instead of meat. If you can find monkey head mushrooms, that will be the closest texture to meat. I opted for lions head  mushrooms that are softer and easier to digest for the kids. Around 10 Chinese herbs go into this soup, including chinese angelica, solomon s seal and momordica fruit. Chinese herbs are such an effective and affordable way to incorporate into our daily meals. Pop them into slow cookers before work and enjoy a nutritious meal when you get home!

#slowlife #slowliving #slowfood #tcm #healingwithfood
#euyansang #plantbased #vegetarian #wellness #health
This #Vegan Bak Kut Teh recipe using @euyansang Chinese herbs, now up on my journal. Super nutritious and healthy, serve it with a side of ginseng bro

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