Friday, 24 April 2015

Off the Page || Book Review

Off the Page

It's your birthday, now make a wish.

I assure you that many girls wished for jewelry and priceless love. And a handful of them might even wish for a prince charming. Delilah did. She wished for a prince charming and she got one.
Oliver is a fiction character in a children's book and Delilah was in love with him.

Have you ever love a book so much that when your eyes move across the words, it feels like the character is speaking to you? 

When Oliver came into the real world, leaving the fiction one behind, Edger, the author's son went into it. Don't get it wrong, Edger wanted to go. He wanted to experience the world his mother has created. But like all fiction story, things are not always perfect. When the characters escape the fiction world, it expose to them the danger of the real world, death. In a book, when you messed up, you can always flip the page back and start over; when you die, you get to be reborn on the first page.

With many lost and deaths, Delilah and Oliver has to decide what's best for everyone. Delilah could not bare the though of jeopardizing Oliver's life, but she too could not image a  world without her prince charming.

Off the Page is a book worth-wild. It grabs the readers soul without their knowledge. By the time you are jumping out of your seats, crying and shedding tears, it's too late. You're hooked! The two authors did an amazing job in balancing the elements of romance, fantasy, conflict, family crisis and power of friendship. After reading this book, it really helped me to reflect my personal life because the authors leave significant messages in the printed words. It made me realize that everyone has a story, to you, you story may not be worth telling, but its also a story no one has heard of before. Just because your story is not written down, does not mean it doesn't exist. And it left me thinking, what's your story? This book is a fairy tale with no promising of a happy ending. And that is okay because a good book does not have to make you happy, it just has to be a satisfying good read. It can make me cry and furious but glad that I read to The End.

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it really fall? 
If a character sits in a book and no one read it, is it truly alive? 
As your eyes move across the page, as you hear the story in your head, 
the characters moved for you, spoken for you, and felt for you.
So you see, its quite difficult to know who own a story. 
Is it the writer, who crafted it? The character, who carry the plot forward? 
Or you, the reader, who breathes life into them?

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

The Kiss of Deception || Book Review

The Kiss of Deception

Today was the day a thousand dreams would die and a single dream would be born.

This book tells a story of a princess who was the First Daughter of the King, the First Daughter of the Kingdom. She held a huge responsibility to make an alliance with other  kingdom by marriage.  It was also told that the First Daughter would have magical power, a vision that no one else has. However, Princess Lia did not want her faith to be written down by other people. She wanted to build her own dream, her own love and her own future family.

Lia ran away during her wedding day and fled to a small town with her best friend Paulina who was also her maid. They both stayed in Paulina's aunt's house and worked as waitresses. Lia thought she would finally be free from the rules and order of the king, the responsibilities of a princess and of first daughter but people were after her, her father's guards, soldiers, assassins and even the prince whom she was suppose to marry. The moment she ran away from her kingdom, people have been finding opportunities to bring it down. 

The Prince wanted to look for Lia, not because he was angry she ran away but because he wanted to know who she was and why has she had the courage and strength  to run away from a marriage that he was not able to. He had to find her and he promised he will.

On the other hand, an assassin was hired to slip the princess' throat out. Both of the men found Lia. Both of them feel in love with her. As you read this book, you won't know who's the prince and who's the assassin. So it was both a mystery for you and for Lia. 

The ending was horrifyingly amazing. It made me jump out of my chair wanted for book two. It was definitely a cliff hanger. A fascinating, unforgettable book, it was.

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Thursday, 9 April 2015

My New Root

My New Root

I love a good cook book and I have said this over and over again. This book was definitely worth the bucks ! The pictures are amazingly gorgeous and it made me want to eat it off the page. If you have watch The City of Bones, you know Clary could take the cup out of the card? Yeah, I missed I would do that too for this book. I adore the recipes. They are a little advance, with a lot more ingredient than the others that I have seen but they are delightful. The cover and details in this book are utterly remarkable and you can tell the author puts in a lot of effort into making these recipes.


Sunflower Sesame Seeds Brittle


1 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup cranberries or raisin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup brown rice syrup

I N S T R U C T I O N 

1. Pre heat oven to 325 F
2. Combine the sunflower seed, coconut, sesame seed, cranberries, salt and cinnamon in a big bowl.
3. In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil over low head then add the syrup in.
4. Pour it in the dry ingredient and mix it up evenly
5. Spread it on a baking tray with baking sheet on it. 
6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes

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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Things to Eat when You are Stressed

Things to Eat when You are Stressed

  1. Oatmeal with berries and walnuts
  2. Nut Butter
  3. Broccoli
  4. Lemon Water
  5. Brown rice
  6. Cashew
  7. Green Tea
  8. Dark Chocolate
  9. Sweet Potatoes
  10. Sunflower seeds
  11. Pumpkin Seeds
  12. Apple
  13. Bananas
  14. Mangoes
  15. Pear
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Thursday, 2 April 2015

The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon

The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon

You know one of those days when you have exams and paper due tomorrow? When you come home with crying, hungry kids? When you are just unmotivated to cook? Flip through pages in this book, and the meal will be out in just minutes. There are all easy one bowl recipes. Whats best is you can always spice up with your own style and to what you prefer. It is a bowl of goodness plus they are healthy! The book is utterly beautiful and every page inspires you to get into the kitchen. I love how well the book comes together. The pictures are beautiful and makes you wanna grab a spoon full out of the page!

Here are some breakfast, lunch and dessert recipes I would love to share with you. They are totally mouth watering and a guarantee it will make you feel a million buck.

Tropical Smoothie Bowl


2 cups mangoes
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup orange juice
3/4 cup coconut milk
2 bananas
1 cup crisped rice cereal
3/4 cup toasted coconut flakes
3/4 cups toasted macadamia nuts
1- 2 tablespoon of bee pollen (optional)
1 teaspoon turmeric (optional)


1. Blend the mango, pineapple, coconut water, orange juice, coconut milk and turmeric until smooth.
2. distribute into 4 bowls
3. Slice banana on to the top
4, Season with bee pollen, rice cereal, coconut flakes and macadamia nuts.

Slivered Veggies and Soba Salad with Mapled Tofu


14 oz extra firm tofu
2 tablespoon coconut oil
2 teaspoon low sodium soy-sauce
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 oz soba noodles
1 red bell pepper
3 carrots, peeled
1 English cucumber
2 green onion
1 bunch of cilantro
2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 large avocado

1 table spoon yellow miso paste
1 piece of ginger
1 teaspoon honey
zest of 2 lime
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce


1. Drain the tofu and press out the excess liquid between layer of a folded clean dishcloth.
2. In a large skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium heat.
3. Chop the tofu into cubes and add them to a hot pan.
4. Saute gently until it turns brown
5. Add soy sauce, maple syrup and pepper
6. Stir and cook for 6-8 more minutes longer. Set it aside.
7. Cook the soba noodle until its soft, rinse with cold water and drain it.
8. Chop your carrots and cucumber to long strips. Then slice bell peppers into thin strips
9. Put the noodles and vegetable in a big bowl and mix it all together.
10. For the dressing, whisk together all the ingredient and it's advice to make it 2 days before hand and keep it in the fridge.
11.When ready to server, put them all together and this has a serving size of 4.

Cocoa Banana Cups


2 ripe bananas
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 natural cacao powder
1/3 cup almond butter
1/4 to 1/2 cups almond milk
sea salt
Banana slices and toasted almond for garnish


1. In a high powered blender, combine everything together until it is smooth.
2. Transfer onto a bowl and garnish with bananas and almonds.

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