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baby pasta :)

hee..my first attempt at cooking pasta for Aidan..

The paste is made from a mix of mashed up steamed pumpkin and tomatoes, boiled carrots and potatoes..Couldn't find any ABC pasta so decided to use the shell pasta instead..bbhome, thanks for ur recipe and instructions :D~

When I told hubby about it, he started whining saying that Aidan gets to eat my cooking more than he does and that the li' bugger also got nicer clothes than him (hmm..how did cooking turn into clothings hehe). I told him that I did cook for him before but he had told me that it would be less troublesome if he buys home food instead..He argued that he'd said that coz I'd always insisted that he does the dishes! Said that if he doesn't need to wash the dishes [like Aidan], I can cook for him everyday..hmmmmmmm....

Oh yeah, I have some LJ codes to give away..Lemme know if any of u guys need any :)

Yeah..I used to work at Mediacorp but I think the scriptwriters probably made a boo-boo here. Furthermore, ad money is probably so hard to come by that the producers had to 'sell' their soul to the advertisers by allowing so much product placements and blatant advertising of the formula milk/brand. The way it was done in the show was OTT..It would be okay if it was any other products (like watch, soft drinks) but in this case, it was formula milk and it had actually contravened the SIFEC code..I'd already informed my ex-colleague from Ch8 PR/Marcom abt this and I guess they are prepared for all the backlash that's gonna come so..

Some of you may have received the petition email already but here it is for those who have yet to read it ~


What do you do when national TV features a drama series that gives out the wrong information or violates a code of ethics? What do you do when this drama series reaches out to a large audience in a small country like Singapore (4 million in population)? So come, young & old, male or female, show your support for breastfeeding and the health of our young ones by signing this petition!

Signing Letter of Protest on "Baby Boom" Show
Key Issues: Misleading Information & Violation of SIFECS Code

Date: Sunday 5 October 2003
Time: 2.30 to 4.30pm
Venue: Cafes at The Atrium, behind Hongkong Bank
(opposite Dhoby Ghaut MRT, next to Plaza Singapura)

Enquiries: Email SAM (Tel 90683180) or Winnie (90061695) or Joanne


A bit of history for those who want to know more:

A Chinese drama series called Baby Boom (http://ch8.mediacorptv.com/shows/drama/view/271/1/.html) is being broadcast on Channel 8 in Singapore. In most of the scenes, cans of baby milk formulas is displayed in the background, quite obviously for advertising purposes as Abbott being one of the sponsors.

a)Similac placed right in the foreground of the screen (In front of actors)

b) Actress Pan LingLing telling the mother-to-be Zoe Tay that she should get Pediasure for children next time as it helps supplement their diet.

c) The day Zoe Tay gave birth. This supposedly "ABBOTT Marketing Manager"appears to congratulate the family and to offer FREE milk powder for the 4 children!

d) And then the baby's grandfather said THAT"advertising line" about "GOOD good!!! Abbott is a premium and well-known brand in infant nutrition from the USA!"

e) On the way home, the 4 babies ARE NOT placed in infant carseats. They are all carried by grandparents AND one by the Mother Zoe Tay. And the mother is feeding the baby with a Milk BOTTLE - spreading the wrong values in infant nutrition, and also sharing how it could be alright to have babies on your lap in a car - despite it being ILLEGAL in Singapore!

f) Back home, ABBOTT manager appears at door - once again. To offer an ABBOTT hamper and more milk powder.....

This goes against the SIFECS code which is also backed by WHO.

The Code of Ethics also recognises that there is a legitimate market for infant formula which are scientifically formulated to provide an alternative, if breastfeeding is not possible. However, sale and distribution of infant formula should be carried out in such a way as to avoid competing with breast milk, thereby creating an artificial need for the products. Marketing of infant formula therefore, requires special treatment which makes the usual marketing practices unsuitable for these products.

The site further states that:

All firms dealing with infant foods in Singapore participated actively in the formulation of the revised Code of Ethics. They will continue to ensure its successful implementation and monitoring. They have agreed to subscribe to and operate within the Code of Ethics, and to submit their promotional, educational and product use instructional materials to be approved by the Vetting Committee of SIFECS.

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Oct. 2nd, 2003 10:43 pm (UTC)
Well done! Mama!! Looks so good I also want to eat.
Oct. 2nd, 2003 11:16 pm (UTC)
hehe..i feel so accomplished..! :P~
Must really get more recipes from you guys!!
Oct. 2nd, 2003 10:56 pm (UTC)
cSo did Aidan like it...then again Aidan likes all food, such a good boy...

Planning to cook macaroni for Nana tomorrow, not in the same style but more like the Chinese soupy type. Dunno how she'll like it tho...nowadays I try to cook stuff that we can eat as well, save on cooking effort...maybe u can do that and hubby can taste ur cooking too?

BTW, can share the recipe for pasta? Email to me at joannehun@hotmail.com. Thanks!
Oct. 2nd, 2003 11:21 pm (UTC)
heh yeah..it's tough to know which food aidan likes coz he jus wallop everythin but then again, he eats his deserts (yogurt, fruits) much faster so that I know for sure, he loves!

If u make it chinese soupy style, what soup base u use? Chicken/Pork bones? I wasnt sure whether i could do that for him..thought I'd rather wait till he's abt 1..
Yeah..i was thinkin that this weekend, I'll make fish porridge for hubby too :)

Oh the pasta base is very easy to make. Steam the pumpkin [abt 1/3 of half a pumpkin](u can also add tomatoes) till soft and the mash it up..I added diced boiled potatoes and carrots in for extra taste..and then add the boiled pasta into the mix (like my picture) and viola!! I tasted the paste and it was really sweet..I like it with the carrots and potatoes and i think it makes it more fillin this way too..

I had to call June twice to ensure i was doin it right man ..v paiseh hehe
(no subject) - wombat76 - Oct. 2nd, 2003 11:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Oct. 2nd, 2003 11:41 pm (UTC)
wow! Sounds yummy alright! But aren't the shells a little too huge for AIdan? Did he manage to chomp them up into bits or did he just swallow all of it whole?

EH! Just like me lar. I love cooking but washing the dishes is just such a big NO NO. Disposables again are too wasteful and environmentally unfriendly. Sigh.
Oct. 2nd, 2003 11:51 pm (UTC)
the shells actually quite small..the bowl/utensils u see in the pics are all baby-sized and I've boiled them alot so they are really soft.
The good thing is that Aidan at least chews them up..coz most of the time, he simply swallows his food.
Hee..u cook and ur bf can do the washing *evil* good training i tell ya..so he wun complain like my hubby...
(no subject) - pinkmelonhugs - Oct. 3rd, 2003 01:33 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 2nd, 2003 11:52 pm (UTC)
So yummy and colourful! How can anyone resist?
Oct. 3rd, 2003 12:17 am (UTC)
yeah, i think so too!

angie, make some for me leh. :P
(no subject) - angeliatay - Oct. 3rd, 2003 12:42 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - angeliatay - Oct. 3rd, 2003 12:36 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 3rd, 2003 12:04 am (UTC)
stumbled upon ur journal and have been following it for some time. love reading about ur cute lil aidan. have been wanting to start a livejournal, but couldn't get any lj codes. saw that u have some to give away, so i thot of asking if i could have one. would be very grateful if you can spare it... thanks! =)

rachel c
Oct. 3rd, 2003 12:37 am (UTC)
yeah no problem..what's ur email addy. Will send u the code via email :)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Oct. 3rd, 2003 01:10 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 3rd, 2003 12:09 am (UTC)
it is made from tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, papaya pumpkin? woah...

i want to eat leh...

last week, sis asked mom to try giving our B some fish porridge, but she refused to eat...how big is aidan when he took food with fish?

according to my mom, B doesn't have a good temper...will push away the food (or milk bottle) when she doesn't like, and kick ppl...and "null gai" all the time.

don't know what to do.
Oct. 3rd, 2003 12:41 am (UTC)
heh this is called healthy vegetarian pasta :)

Hmm..I think AhB is jus a fussy eater. Some babies are like that..dislike solids and milk and eat really little..Aidan took to solids really easily at abt 5.5 months again, no babies are alike. Aidan eats everythin and huge amounts!
Ask ur sister and mom be patient..mebbe u can ask them to start with pureed stuff like boiled apples or fruits like bananas or papayas..let her get used to the feel of solid food in her mouth!
How old is AhB now ah?
(no subject) - mcflurry - Oct. 3rd, 2003 01:01 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - angeliatay - Oct. 3rd, 2003 08:13 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 3rd, 2003 12:43 am (UTC)
well done, MIL!

think your hubby jealous lah, you better manjah him a bit. heh

can i get one lj code pleasssssssssse, pretty mummy? :)

Oct. 3rd, 2003 12:48 am (UTC)
hehe..flattery will get u nowhereLj codes hehe..
what's ur email..will send the code to ya via email :)
(no subject) - tomatojuice - Oct. 3rd, 2003 10:26 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 3rd, 2003 01:31 am (UTC)
hi there..

i've been reading your LJ for a couple of months now & i must say tt you've really inspired me to start my own LJ!

Noticed that you have some LJ codes to give out. Was just wondering if it is possible for you to spare me one?

Would really appreciate that. :)
Oct. 3rd, 2003 08:09 am (UTC)
err..maybe it would be better if u leave ur name and an email..
I have given all my codes away already but I know someone who has extra codes to give away too :)
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(no subject) - angeliatay - Oct. 5th, 2003 08:39 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 3rd, 2003 02:06 am (UTC)
Wah, Angie, that sure looks yummy! :P~~ You also got free codes to give away huh...I have 3 to spare too. You finish giving out yours, point your "customers" my way.
Oct. 3rd, 2003 08:08 am (UTC)
erm..i think i would have to do it soon..coz I gave all my codes away already :D..U got my msg abt the skirt?
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(no subject) - angeliatay - Oct. 3rd, 2003 08:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 3rd, 2003 02:20 am (UTC)
so.... where can we buy breast milk?

Oct. 3rd, 2003 05:51 am (UTC)
probably only from your wife or future wife. =P
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Oct. 3rd, 2003 08:59 am (UTC)
Next time just cook more then can feed your hubby too. Hahaha! Actually, I find those bottled baby food they sell in supermarkets kinda gross looking leh. I wonder if they taste nice at all.
Oct. 3rd, 2003 06:37 pm (UTC)
u will get to try them when u have a kid of ur own *wink*
I have tasted most of them..some do taste gross but some of the dessert stuff is actually pretty nice..some too sweet for my taste tho..no wonder Aidan loves them :)
Oct. 3rd, 2003 03:14 pm (UTC)
angie, next time we meet, i'll pass you my tried and tested recipe note-book. tried on ethan, then passed on to my niece, then came back to me.

sorry, i'm very busy to type it out. you can photocopy it too if you want :)
Oct. 3rd, 2003 06:37 pm (UTC)
oooh can can..will appreciate it!! ur office got photocopyin machine?
(no subject) - flipover - Oct. 5th, 2003 08:06 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 3rd, 2003 07:05 pm (UTC)
Woohoooo....the food look so yummilicious!
Oct. 3rd, 2003 08:10 pm (UTC)
heh..i bet u can cook more yummy stuff..

All ur kids + hubby okay liao? Sorry I;d meant to call u..
We must have mj one of these days really soon okay!! Eh by the way, did u keep the pic at Igors for me ah? I left w/out takin it. :P
(no subject) - stephiechai - Oct. 3rd, 2003 09:35 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Oct. 4th, 2003 12:09 am (UTC)
looking yummy!!! *drool*
Oct. 4th, 2003 02:44 am (UTC)
hehe..looks can be deceiving :D~
u should try this for gabe one of these days!
Oct. 4th, 2003 01:57 am (UTC)
Angelia, Aidan's food is really YUMMY!! Mind if I ask you some question on your pasta sauce? How long do you take to steam all your ingriedient and how much tomatoes do you use at 1 go?
Oct. 4th, 2003 02:46 am (UTC)
The main ingredient for the 'sauce' is the pumpkin..and I steam it (1/3 of a half pumpkin) together with about 1 small slice of tomato..I try not to add too much tomatoes becoz they can be pretty sourish..and then mash it up totally..u may have to add a li' water to it to make it a li' watery :)
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