Thursday, March 21, 2013

Miniland Legoland Malaysia

Some more incredible Legoland creations.

How realistic is this cruise liner?


It's time for cocktails on the Lido Deck
Suria Twin Towers. In the background you will see construction of the Legoland Hotel - a real hotel that is. I think a Lego water park is also on the plan. That might be a bit of fun.




Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Loving Low Carb Cooking

I'm really enjoying the challenge of creating delicious low carb food at the moment. Ridiculously, mainstream nutritional advice for diabetics is to eat lots of carbohydrates, even though this causes blood glucose levels to rise. I guess that advice keeps the drug companies in business. If my son sticks to eating my cooking, he always has perfect blood glucose levels. If he even eats one piece of bread, his levels are high for most of the day. As you can see here, low carb food is anything but boring and tasteless.
 First pic is Rocky Road after I discovered sugar free marshmallows and chocolate.
Mocha fudge cake. This is absolutely divine and so decadent. Best of all, full fat cream is on the menu.

Pizza, which tastes just like real pizza, but without all the toxic components of a wheat base. I made the base from almond meal and used bacon, minced beef, capsicum, olives, mushrooms, ricotta and motzeralla cheese for the topping. So tasty.
I've been making all manner of cakes, rolls and slices, - all low carb and suitable for my son to eat. I'll post more photos and recipes soon. Next post will be back to Legoland.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


 I am really enjoying researching and devising low carb versions of my favourite foods. As my son has diabetes, we eat very little carbohydrate or processed foods. But, we can still eat delicious food, with just a little tweaking. I think I have perfected this recipe for waffles and pancakes, which do not affect my son's blood glucose levels. His levels go very high if he eats wheat, regardless of injecting the correct amount of insulin. Wheat has a very high glycemic index and it makes blood glucose levels go high very fast, even if you don't have diabetes, so no one in our family eats it anymore.
Here is my recipe...
5 eggs
75 gm almond meal
30 gm coconut flour
20 gm golden flax seed meal
20gm hazelnut meal
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
20 gm coconut milk powder
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teasp vanilla bean paste
Beat everything together adding sufficient water to make a thick batter.
If you want fluffier waffles, you can beat the egg whites first, but I only do that if I have time.
Total batter mixture is 49 gm carbs. I usually get 7 waffles or pancakes from this amount.
We eat them with butter and maple syrup. My son has sugar free maple syrup. I keep a batch of waffles in the fridge and then crisp them up in the toaster. They are good alternative when I crave a piece of toast - eaten with real butter and a thin smear of jam.

Monday, March 4, 2013


Miniland was probably the most impressive part of the park for me.
  An enormous amount of work and time has gone into creating these dioramas, representing various landmarks from around the world. As the park is in Malaysia, naturally Malaysian landmarks were highly in proportion.
There were also many scenes from around south east Asia. See how many you can identify.

A Lego wedding.


This is one of my favourites - a Lego rock  festival !

The Lego people get so hungry at the festival, but luckily there are Lego food stalls with lots of plastic food for them to eat.

 Look how much work has gone into creating these buildings. So impressive, don't you think? Does anyone know what building this is?
These mini trees are real.



Does anyone recognise this diorama? Obviously in Malaysia somewhere.

Look at the detail in these shop houses.


Plenty more Miniland pics to come. I hope you enjoy them!