Saturday, May 31, 2014

Stephelle's Kitchen: Why Baked Bean

One can of 425g baked bean

make four servings

Ayam brand baked bean

 

I therefore can only cook it

over the weekend

and this suits me fine because

 

on weekend

I would like to cook only once

and serve it for two meals

with minor "modification"

 

which will usually take me less than

15 minutes to prepare my dinner

 

Sounds vague isn't it?

a baked bean dip

served with wheatmeal bread for

lunch at 4pm

 

Followed by a baked bean pasta for

dinner served at 10pm

by adding in boiled pasta and water

 

nom plan changed because

I was not that hungry after all

make it a veggie soup then

 

just water and a tomato

the result is surprisingly great

given a more creamy texture

and fragrance which wasn't that

noticeable during the first serving

probably because I added in another tomato

Baked bean tomato soup

So that's how it is..

to add flavour to the dish

the baked bean I chose is

in fact the LIGHT version

with 50% lesser of sugar

 

So I added in

pasta sauce and chili sauce

to enhance the flavour and

the consistency of the dip

 

Why is baked bean ever called

baked bean?

 

Wikipedia informs that

the bean is actually stewed

Instead of baked

 

I thought so too

baking will take forever I guess

 

I think the more

suitable name would be

ketchup bean since it is

stewed haricot bean

soaked in ketchup

 

I don't know

who knows

am kinda sleepy to think now

Stephelle’s Kitchen: Pasta Sauce(s)

the pasta sauce i am currently consuming

Pasta sauce

  • Prego by Campbell Soup
  • Classico by Heiz
  • Leggo’s by Henry Madren Leggo by (Australian-based)

 

for a quick but

hearty and warm dinner

of whatever i have in the fridge

classic mushroom pasta

they all end with the “O”

probably so that it sound Italiano

 

here’s the range of pasta sauce

each and every brands have

not necessarily suggesting you to try them all

but if you would, why not

 

well just to give you an idea that

that’s how you can play with flavours

get the classic one and

start playing around with your favourite ingredients

Classico by Heinz

Classico Pasta Sauce 01

Classico Pasta Sauce 02

Classico Pasta Sauce 03

Classico AlfedoSauce 05 

Leggo’s

Leggo Pasta Sauce 01 Leggo Pasta Sauce 02 Leggo Pasta Sauce 03 Leggo Pasta Sauce 04

 

Prego by Campbell

Prego Pasta Sauce 01 Prego Pasta Sauce 02 Prego Pasta Sauce 03 Prego Pasta Sauce 04 Prego Pasta Sauce 05 Copy of Prego Pasta Sauce 05

 

i think each of them have their own flairs

from marketing aspects:

Classico

  • the vintage label design appeal to some consumers like me

 

Leggo’s

  • in terms of varieties

 

Prego

  • the product shot look better
  • not forgetting the classification,
  • there are eye catching one such as Veggie Smart, Heart Smart

 

in terms of taste

i don’t know

i am not picky and sensitive enough

they all taste the same to me

and i use them interchangeably

 

that’s how Steph is

la..la..la..la..la..la

sing a happy song

Friday, May 30, 2014

Look.. X These’re Real Good: Peanuts Mooks

remember i was making a fuss over

Japanese Mook

Magazine X Book which comes with

awesome goodies, usually a tote

 

there’s a good (..bad for my wallet) news

i found a way to ship these

from Taiwanese online bookstore, Books.tw

 

i bought CD, DVD, toys from them

reasonable price

…. if you were to ignore the shipping

and so that i get hold of pre-order version for some 

 

Snoopy in Season MOOK (2013 Oct Issue)

with

Peanuts × BOOFOOWOO tote bag

106 pages of fun-filled Peanuts

Click me to buy

Snoopy in Season Mook 2013 01 Snoopy in Season Mook 2013 02 Free Stickers Snoopy in Season Mook 2013 03 Snoopy in Season Mook 2013 04 Snoopy in Season Mook 2013 05 Snoopy in Season Mook 2013 06 Snoopy in Season Mook 2013 07 Snoopy in Season Mook 2013 08 Snoopy in Season Mook 2013 09 Snoopy in Season Mook 2013 10 Snoopy in Season Mook 2013 11 Snoopy in Season Mook 2013 11 Peanuts × BOOFOOWOO tote bag

 

SNOOPY in SEASONS ~Play with PEANUTS!

(2014 Apr Issue)

Click me to buy

Snoopy in Season - Play Time with Peanuts Mook 2014 01   Snoopy in Season - Play Time with Peanuts Mook 2014 04 Peanuts X BAPE Kids tote Snoopy in Season - Play Time with Peanuts Mook 2014 05 Stickers Snoopy in Season - Play Time with Peanuts Mook 2014 06 Coloring Book Snoopy in Season - Play Time with Peanuts Mook 2014 07 Snoopy in Season - Play Time with Peanuts Mook 2014 08 Snoopy in Season - Play Time with Peanuts Mook 2014 09 Snoopy in Season - Play Time with Peanuts Mook 2014 10 Snoopy in Season - Play Time with Peanuts Mook 2014 11 Snoopy in Season - Play Time with Peanuts Mook 2014 12 Snoopy in Season - Play Time with Peanuts Mook 2014 13 Snoopy in Season - Play Time with Peanuts Mook 2014 14

 

Peanuts Ranking Book

(2013 July Issue)

Click me to buy

Peanuts Ranking Book 2013 01 Peanuts X Fire-King Keep Cool and Carry On tote bag Peanuts Ranking Book 2013 01 Peanuts X Fire-King Keep Cool and Carry On tote bag 02 Peanuts Ranking Book 2013 03 Peanuts Ranking Book 2013 04 Peanuts Ranking Book 2013 05 Peanuts Ranking Book 2013 06 Peanuts Ranking Book 2013 07 Peanuts Ranking Book 2013 08 Peanuts Ranking Book 2013 09 Peanuts Ranking Book 2013 10

 

so..

i probably going for the last one

KEEP COOL AND GOING ON

 

and i just regretted buying the

Uniqlo X Peanuts tote bag

for a higher price compared to the

MOOK X tote combine

`Peanuts UNIQLO canvas tote bag

 

how many totes do you

exactly have, Steph?

 

tu..tu..tu..

the number you are trying to dial is

not in service

tu..tu..tu..

 

Woodstock Mook with tote bag

Woodstock Mook with Tote

 

p.s

and this one

which is not a Peanuts Mook

yet i mean

just take a look at the totes

 

優質生活俱樂部特別號(2014.07)附史努比保冷提袋

優質生活俱樂部特別號(2014.07)附史努比保冷提袋Snoopy Cooler bag Snoopy Cooler bag 02 Snoopy Cooler bag 03

 

other magazines

which include Snoopy tote as gift

Japanese Sweet Mook with Snoopy Tote (2013 July Issue) (i need translation) Anap X Girl X Snoopy tote (2013 Nov issue) In Red (2014 Jan Issue) with Snoopy tote Elle magazine (2014 Apr issue) with Snoopy tote

 

follow Snoopy Japan

for more marketing info

posts are written in Japanese

but love for Peanuts is always

beyond the language barrier, am i not wrong?

Snoopy Japan Facebook page

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