Baby games and cooking……

That’s what I have to do whenever I want to cook up a storm, even if it’s just for my little humble family, which really means just cooking for the Hubs and myself since the girls don’t usually eat what we do. For your information, I am a chilli girl. What to do? The Indian blood lurks deep. On average, I have my fix of extra spicy chilli padi – only about 10 a day. I eat it at every meal. I even eat it with pasta.

This is one of my rare cooking sessions of 4 dishes. Usually, I only have time for 1, 2 or 3 dishes at most, of which one would be a soup. But before you commend me for this, I will openly admit that a lot of the hard work from these dishes really came from my Mama. She does all the hard work for me. I only throw in her hard work with the meat and voila!

One of my all time favourite dishes. Mom really makes the BEST chilli for this. With fresh prawns? Freaking AWESOME.

Sambal Prawn Petai – it’s really hard finding good petai these days……thus we only cook it when Tok-Tok drives home from Ipoh or Kuala Kangsar.

The necessary silver pomfret…….for the kids. The Hubs always complains how I can never slice ginger super fine like in the restaurants. I tell him I am Portuguese! We are only good for drama and acting! If he wanted a wife who could slice fine ginger, he should have gone to Shanghai! Blek.

Brinjal/aubergine/eggplant is one of my favourite dishes too. I grew up with this Filipino dish as we used to have a Filipino maid who’d steam the brinjal and pour freshly pounded chillies over it. YUMZ!!!

So are you impressed?

Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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  1. Super impressed! I loovvveee prawns, cooked in any way! The bigger, the better! Hahha, if I’m your neighbor I’d self invite for dinner!

  2. wow you supermama! i dunno how to take care of your family and cook great dishes at the same time! I depend on my maid to cook …*malu*

  3. Gosh..I didn’t realise the aubergine dish was a filipino one! I do it that way too! But I sautee my garlic with cili padi, in oil and then toss into the steamed aubergines. hungry now….

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