Saturday, December 19, 2020

Healthy Delicious Recipes To Celebrate Christmas and New Year with U.S. Potato Festive Dishes

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, Christmas is coming soon and I am looking forward to welcome joyful seasonal cheers. It has been a challenging year with Covid-19 pandemic, while most of us are not planning to attend major Christmas parties like before, the bright side is this is indeed a good time for us to appreciate the opportunity to be able to stay home, just sit down and enjoy healthy and nutritious meals with family and friends during this festive holidays. 

When deciding a versatile yet nutritious food which is generally easy to prepare and many of us would love it, potato is certainly the first choice for me. While searching through internet for the dishes for some inspiration to prepare for Christmas, I came across the wonderful U.S. Potato-inspired festive dishes! U.S. Potatoes are not only nutritious and healthy, they are versatile that fit perfectly for my preparation. We can concoct a wide repertoire of recipes for the holidays ranging from soup, appetisers, hot dishes to even desserts!

Have Yourself a Healthy Merry Christmas!

According to dietitian Indra Balaratnam, Christmas time could be a stressful and over-eating experience. "Yes, meals should look appealing but never ignore the healthy attributes aspects of your festive dishes." Dishes can be both delicious and nutritious. A good way to add beneficial nutrients to your holiday meal is to include U.S. Potatoes.

U.S. Potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C (30% of the DV), which plays a key role in supporting the body's immune system. It is always good to have natural vitamin C even during the festive season, and all year.

U.S. Potato gives you 15% of your daily potassium serving, and that is more than what a medium banana provides. Potassium is a mineral that is an electrolyte for muscles to function well. It gets lost when you sweat, so it needs to be replenished to keep your performance optimal.

A medium U.S. Potato with the skin on also provides 2 grams of fiber. One of the fiber's benefits is it helps us to feel comfortably full for longer, thus to avoid over-eating and unnecessary weight gain during the festive holidays.

One medium U.S. Potato provides 110 calories of easy-to-digest calories, making it a good choice of food to fuel the demands of our active routines during the festive season. In addition, it has zero fat, therefore it is great for a 'less fat' Christmas feasting!

U.S. Potatoes provide the complex carbohydrates, potassium, fiber and vitamin C that is perfect for those who are planning to have a more active lifestyle in the coming new year.

Indra shares two healthy and nutritious recipes for Christmas holidays. Check these out below and all of you are welcome to try the recipes for this coming festive celebrations.

Nutrition packed U.S. Russet Potatoes ~ make this luscious dish a stand-out on your festive table this year for the whole family!

Watch this Indra's recipe cooking video 

Serves 6
2 medium size Russet U.S. Potatoes (approximately 450 grams), thinly sliced
200 grams white button mushrooms
100 grams yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon (15 grams) butter
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon wheat flour
1 cup (250 ml) non-fat milk (skim milk)
120 grams low-fat cheese (6 cheese slices)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
English parsley, chopped (to garnish)

◾ Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
◾ Line the thinly sliced U.S. Potatoes into a lightly buttered baking dish
◾ Melt butter in a small pot over low-medium heat
◾ Add in onion and mushroom, cook, stir occasionally until tender (about 5 minutes)
◾ Stir in flour, then slowly add in the skim milk and stir till well combined, bring to a slight simmer
◾ Stir in 120 grams low-fat cheese, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper
◾ Pour mixture into prepared baking dish, spread out to coat the thinly sliced potatoes
◾ Bake in the oven uncovered for 45 minutes
◾ After 45 minutes cooking time, cover with foil and continue to bake for another 10 minutes
◾ Garnish with finely chopped English parsley

Nutrition Analysis (per serving for 1 pax)
Calories: 160
Protein: 8g
Total Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Carbohydrates: 22g
Fiber: 2g
Cholesterol: 17mg
Sodium: 372mg

Vitamin A: 404 IU
Vitamin C: 7mg
Calcium: 177mg
Potassium: 591mg
Iron: 1mg


Watch this Indra's recipe cooking video

Serves: 6
1 kg U.S. Potatoes (mix of U.S. Russets, U.S. Red Potatoes or U.S. Blue-Purple Potatoes)
2 teaspoons olive oil

To make the Honey Mustard Glaze:
2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
4 teaspoons honey
4 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons mustard
Pinch of salt and crushed black pepper

◾ Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius
◾ Wash and pat dry the U.S. Potatoes
◾ Slice the U.S. Potatoes thinly Hasselback-style and arrange on a baking tray lined with baking paper
◾ Lightly brush the U.S. Potatoes with a little olive oil and bake for 30 minutes
◾ Mix all the ingredients for the honey mustard glaze into a small bowl
◾ After 30 minutes, remove the potatoes from oven, brush with half the honey mustard glaze over the U.S. Potatoes, return to bake for 10 minutes
◾ After 10 minutes, brush with some more of the lemon honey glaze and bake for another 10 minutes till cooked
◾ Remove from oven, garnish with a dash of salt, black pepper, finely chopped

Nutrition Analysis (per serving for 1 pax)
Calories: 195
Protein: 4g
Total Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Carbohydrates: 34g
Fiber: 2g
Cholesterol: 10mg
Sodium: 58mg

Vitamin A: 122 IU
Vitamin C: 11mg
Calcium: 24mg
Potassium: 705mg
Iron: 1mg
Vitamin B6: 1mg

Wishing all have a Merry Christmas 🎄 and Happy New Year 🎉

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

PG Mall Year End Sale 2020 ~ Support Local Brands #BarangBaikBarangKita

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year is coming soon, Covid-19 pandemic does not stop our joyful and happiness mood to celebrate these lovely celebrations. We are blessed with nowadays' advance information technology whereby we can have our shopping done via online easily and conveniently. As from my last write-up on this online shopping platform which is also one of the popular online shopping in Malaysia ~ PG Mall, I am going to continue explore the many exciting sales promotions going on here.

PG Mall is Malaysia Number 1 E-commerce platform, operated by PG Mall Sdn Bhd and backed by Public Gold Marketing Sdn Bhd. Established since year 2017, PG Mall is the only local e-commerce platform in Malaysia, with its aimed to present a reliable business platform for the merchants to diversify their business portfolios from a global perspective.

PG Mall ranked as top 3 e-commerce site at iPrice insight report 👉

There are a wide range of product selection offered at PG Mall, which include:
✓ Computer & Gaming
✓ Electronic
✓ Fashion
✓ Books & Media
✓ Kitchen & Dining
✓ Home & Lifestyle
✓ Home Appliance
✓ Furniture
✓ Drinkware
✓ Food & Beverage
✓ Sports & Travel
✓ Exercise & Fitness
✓ Outdoor Recreation
✓ Kids & Baby
✓ Toys & Others
✓ Groceries & Pets
✓ Health & Beauty
✓ Medical Supplies
✓ Maternity Cares
✓ Gold, Silver & Jewellery
✓ Automotive & Motorbike
✓ E-Voucher / E-Ticket

PG Mall accepts all e-wallets and payment gateway. This brings convenient purchase transaction to shoppers on top of the attractive prices and promotions.

PG Mall Year End Sale

Let's mark the calendar 
📅 1 December 2020 ~ 31 December 2020

🔊 Coupon Code 🔊 
👉 KBBM20 ~ RM20 OFF 👉 Minimum Spend RM50

🔊 Coupon Code 🔊
👉 KBBM30 ~ RM30 OFF 👉 Minimum Spend RM100

This is what I have been waiting for 😍 DISCOUNT COUPON 😍! 

I have been eyeing this Birkeshire XL Air Fryer AF-420-M 4.2L, and now Birkeshire is having Super Shocking Sale for this at RM177.99 (last week price checked was selling at RM183.99), with the discount coupon applied I can now purchase at RM147.99, a total saving of RM36 which I can use it on buying additional grocery items, my aunty-bargain-hunting feeling is great! Gonna grab the discount coupon fast!

💖 Shop for essentials ~ home products, groceries, kids & baby, health & beauty, automotive & sports, electronic appliance, fashion

💖 Let's support local with #BarangBaikBarangKita 👉

Below are some of the Proudly Local Campaign Stores

Costplus Online
Selling electrical and home appliances, local-made products. With reasonable and affordable prices, it is a good bargain place to buy these local-made products within own budgets for ourselves or as a festive presents.

Oriental Ceramics
Malaysia's major ceramic dinnerware manufacturer producing a full range of high quality and fine English Earthenware and vitrified hotelware under the CLAYTAN brand.

Oriental Ceramics is having Christmas Sales now until 31 December 2020, where you can get discount up to 50% off, gift with purchase, buy 1 free 1 promotion, and free shipping! 
*On selected items only

Mizu Official Store
For car lover, find your good deals on car accessories and car-care products at Mizu. Do check out their MIZU engine oil with high review and affordable price.

Diva Scarf 
Bawal Scarf Lover will love this comfortable and good quality local-made Bawal Scarf. Check their latest design with Unicorn Colours ~ lovely sweet and soft colour series!

Selling organic baby clothing brand and nursing products. TrendyValley range of organic baby series include baby shirts, handkerchief, baby towel, baby swaddle and more. TrendyValley also provide several premium series of nursing products for nursing mum and mum-to-be.

Organic cotton baby clothes help to protect baby's delicate skin and prevent baby allergies, and these come with affordable prices. During this pandemic time, online shopping here makes easier and convenient and also parents do not have to worry on bringing baby and child outside.

🔊 Free Shipping Deals 🔊

📅 1 December 2020 ~ 31 December 2020

This is another exciting must-grab 💥 Exclusive FREE SHIPPING deals 💥
👉 With minimum Spend RM30

Grab this to use the extra saving money on grocery items or something that you like 💖

Just like before, I feel very exciting with all these attractive promotions, and once again my aunty-bargain-hunting-sense tells me to SHOP NOW at 


Check PG Mall social media updates at:




#PGMall #onlineshopping #shopping #MalaysiaNo1ecommerceplatform #ecommerceplatform #Shopnow #Shoponline #YES #yearendsale2020 #freeshipping