Hearty but light veggie soup
Hmmm on a cloudy day - nothing soothes me better with this detox veggie soup with all kinds of our favourite veggie. What’s even better? It is delicious and super easy to DIY.
Vegetable broth (if not you can use our HK local chicken broth - not strictly vegan choice but I’m not a vegan so what the heck :P)
- Half can of diced tomato
- 1/3 can of red beans
- 1 stalk of celery
- 2 carrots
- 1 potato
- 2 stalks of coriander (I’m a coriander lover so I literally put 3)
- 3 cloves of garlic
- half an onion
- bay leaf
You will want to boil your carrots first then potato (to remove the starch), I season my onion with thyme and some rosemary (only if you like).
Pan-cook the diced tomato with garlic and onion until it looks a little golden, add your boiled carrots and potato and your uncooked celery. Don’t forget to add salt for some flavour.
Put everything into boil for 8 minutes (with coriander) and wa-la!
*For a little kick you can put some cheese (I have Parmesan cheese in the fridge so I just use them) into the soup.
If you’re feeling hungry of course you can cook it with some pasta.
Hmmm look at the color of it - you can almost taste it!!!
I know it’s a basic recipe but this is my first attempt in writing this! Thanks for reading :D
Long time, feists!
Today is such a gloomy day in Hong Kong raining dogs and cats and all that on a Friday. Still, I’d wish to keep my spirits and those chins up. So everyone, here’s today’s motto, be wild and be great!
Lushy and gourmety Saturday
Lush’s makeover - from Hong Kong’s mtr to small size stores on high traffic streets…
Thanks to our very friendly sales assistant, we have been trying a lot of the masks. These masks are made with very natural ingredients, such as seaweed, almond, lime, aloe vera and many many.
We’ve purchased a papaya mix ginseng face mask - good for eliminating yellowness on skin and anti-wrinkles. The way to use them properly is to keep them in the fridge at all times, expiring in 3 weeks - because there isn’t any chemical preservations.
Can’t wait to use them tonight!!!!!
A display of their very moisturising hand conditioner bars…
Their Easter collection of soap bombs for bath…
A very cute ickle baby bot bath bomb <3
On the Gourmety part of the day, madre took me to FINDS which is in Luxe Manor, TST which used to be in the L Place but moved down here in a more local neighbourhood.
FINDS the name itself represents five nordic countries in Scandinavia - Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Naturally, their salmon must be the best right? Since it’s like the nordic signature…
So here it is, three exquisite slices of smoked salmon - I’ve always been a fan and you know you can’t complain about simply indulging in the creamy and heavy texture of a perfect smoked salmon…
I ordered Pork loin as my main course - featuring a very mushy pea sauce as a base with vinegar and olive oil - the caramelised potato and tomato is just the right sides for the meaty taste.
My mom ordered a cod - with beetroot sauce which had us surprised.
Dessert includes a very chocolate mousse and fruits sided with caramel and cinnamon crumbs.
Cannot simply finish a meal without a good cup of coffee. I can officially die in Norway now….
If I was a Geisha, this is what I will look like…
Finally, if you’re wondering what I use:
YSL Lipstick Rouge Volupte #5
MAC Christmas Special Palette 2012
Some random Estee Lauder palette my mom owns (probably back in the 90’s ;P)
Finally here - Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
This isn’t exact news to what Urban Decay has released after their Naked palette, you may wonder how hard it is to get one in Hong Kong, well all I can say is it’s quite difficult considering the naked palette is always out of stock even in its official website.
So here it is - no more waiting and hesitation, once I know theres a store in Hong Kong (Dudes American Apparel, 2/F, 42 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay) that sells Urban Decay (as well as many other imported goods from US and AUS such as Victoria’s Secret, UGG, A&F, Tory Burch, Juicy Couture and etc) - I just have to grab my own set of Naked 2!
So far the colors have been very satisfying! My personal favourite:
1. Tease - a perfect base for a romantic look and not too much
2. Bootycall - a breathtaking highlight (not too shimmery and OTT) for eyebrows and the waterlid area
3. Busted - the critical smoky eye essential color that no girl would want to miss - it works better than a black or gray because it is a mixture of dark brown, gray and taupe.
Not to mention the brush that comes with the palette is the best brush I’ve ever had in a while (comparing to the professional MAC brush I also own) - the Naked palette brush only comes with one end that does not give a full blend of your shadow colors.
Also, the lip junkie that goes with the palette has a natural glossy tone - perfect for girls who already have a great original lip color and wants a gloss to make that color stands out more!
Overall I’m very satisfied with this purchase. :D Now I only need to source some online site that offers worldwide free shipping for cheaper Urban Decay products because I think I will be addicted to it :D