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Making a Meal Out Of Your Pancake

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This is a Japanese savoury pancake called Okonomikayi, meaning “add-what-you-like pancake”. In my pancake, I have added cabbage, crab meat, prawns, mushroom, tomato, bonito flakes and dressing like mayonnaise and okonimiyaki sauce.

For the pancake base
1 cup of Plain flour
1 Egg
1 cup of Water (or Dashi Stock)
Shredded white cabbage

For the toppings
Garlic (minced)
Onion (sliced)
Mushroom (sliced)
Tomato (sliced)
Oyster sauce
Crab meat

For the dressing
Bonito flakes
Okonimiyaki sauce

1) First, get the pancake mixture ready by mixing together the flour, water, egg and finish off by adding in the thinly shredded white cabbage.
2) Stir fry the toppings as your would normally by heating up some oil in a pan, then add in garlic, onion, mushroom, tomato, crab meat and prawn in that order. Then add in some oyster sauce for extra flavour.
3) Add the pancake mixture on top of the toppings in the pan, heat on medium fire and wait patiently for 10 – 15 minutes.
4) Use a fork to poke some holes to see if the pancake is cooked.
5) Flip the pancake over and cook the other side.
6) Now, you can decorate your pancake by sprinkling in some bonito flakes. The bonito flakes will move if your pancake is still hot! Create your own design by squirting on some mayonnaise and okonimiyaki sauce too!

Mmm.. If that is not a meal, what do you call it? Happy pancake making!

Share your best pancake and win a Philips AirFryer too by entering‘s pancake challenge competition.


My Christmas Wish List

Dear Santa,

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I love, love, love Proskins, especially the latest galaxy print leggings. They also come in other colours like matt black, rich purple, cobalt blue and emerald. I really do fancy having all five different pairs and wear them everyday. I would wear it out, wear it in the house, exercise and I would wear it to sleep. The best thing is, the leggings are made of anti-bacterial material so I won’t have to wash it often and they are very comfortable. Even the British Olympic team wear Proskins! I used to train for long distance running many time a week and completed Cardiff half marathon in 2010 and Wales marathon in 2011. However, I have been slacking after having my baby this year. So, dear Santa, if I could have a Proskins Galaxy print legging, maybe that would give me a push and get me lace up for a run around the park.

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I really have a thing for pyjamas. I think changing into pyjamas during bedtime switch you into relax mode. Since young we always have a new pair of pyjamas for each new year and I would like to continue this tradition for baby boy’s very first Christmas! These Hatley pyjamas are so cute and comfy! Going to bed in matching pyjamas like mama’s and papa’s has got to be the most fun thing for a baby. That even got me excited! Hatley black bear pyjamas bottom, Hatley footed coverall baby grow with bear, and Hatley bear on plaid pyjamas bottom are on my wish list. “I want my freedom!” said princess Merida in Brave. Just now don’t turn mummy into a bear.

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They said, once you have a baby, you will have no money left to spend on yourself. If you do not have a child, you can afford to go on luxury holiday and own lots of designers handbags and shoes. Well, like all mum and dad knows, having a baby bring them greater happiness and joy than owning all things materIal. Yes, so the rest of my Christmas wish list all goes to my baby boy who loves to play in water. The next Michael Phelps in the making needs Zoggs Zoggy baby wrap swim jacket and Bestway premium baby float for his swimming lessons. Having this Zoocchini Guppy the shark towel would make any mummy as well as baby look forward to swimming all the more. Oo…what about keeping the little hands warm with this blue Joules baby snap mittens after the cold splash in the pool and pack all these treasures in a Trunki Trunkisaurus green luggage. Yes, yes, yes! Swimming is never gonna be the same again!

Dear Santa Surfdome, all these comes to a total of £249.70 after applying the discount code GIFT20. Please, please make my Christmas wish list turn real.

Make a Simple Promise

This week sees the launch of the family orientated ‘Simple Promises’ campaign by Dettol supporting Save the Children. Simple Promises is an initiative by Dettol in support of Save the Children. All money raised will support Save the Children’s UK programme, Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play which aims to give the poorest families the basics they lack, and towards supporting Save the Children’s Emergency Fund. The Emergency Fund provides rapid relief to children wherever and whenever disaster strikes.

Dettol is asking the public to make a simple promise to their family to keep them happy and healthy. Promises can be anything from getting outdoors with your children more often, to setting one night a week aside to sit down for a family meal together. With every promise made via the Simple Promises Facebook page, Dettol will donate 20p to Save the Children, with funds raised helping the poorest families in the UK and abroad.

To further show their support for UK family time, Dettol will reward one promise maker a week with a prize to help them fulfil their promise. Start making your promises today by clicking here or going to Dettol’s Mission for Health facebook page.

So, have you made a simple promise to your family? Mine is to sign up to a swimming lesson for my baby boy to encourage being active from an early age.

Let Your Imagination Flow

Tots100 has teamed up with Centre Parcs to challenge their bloggers to let their imagination flow and design a water ride their family would love.

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Our little seven months old loves to play in the water. Without doubt, I think he would quite like to sit in the Floatie and float down this water ride with a gradual swirl.