Hello Bebe from Lock & Lock: The Real Time Saver for Busy Parents

Being a working mum left me with little time to prepare my son meals every weekday. As you know that I always try to give homemade foods for my son, it means that every morning I have to cook his lunch and dinner before going to work. After using Hello Bebe glass food containers for about a month, I must say that I’m impressed. This product really is a time saver and a versatile cookware that allows easy cooking, storage and reheating of foods and leftovers.

Every morning I cook and divide the foods into my Hello Bebe glass food containers. One container is for lunch and the other is for his supper. Thank God for the borosilicate glass that can withstand sudden change in temperature, so they can go straight to the oven, steamer, or microwave! The 300 ml container is perfect for my son’s meal portion so he can eat from the container straight away. After the meal’s cooked, I let them to cool and then put on the airtight lids. I usually put the dinner’s food in the fridge, just in case the food can’t last until dinner time. When it’s time to eat, my son’s nanny just has to re-heat the foods in the microwave (Oh, my Hello Bebe glass food containers can also be heated straight from the refrigerator). After it’s done, I can’t leave my home happily and “peacefully” :D.

And about the Hello Bebe straw bottle, ah my son adores it! This bottle has a perfect size to be held by his tiny hands, and its one-touch cover is very easy and convenient to be opened by a 3-year old toddler. I’ve told you in my last post that it’s his favourite water bottle as he always asks: “where’s my blue bottle?”, every time he needs to drink :D. Well yes, we even brought along the straw bottle to our holiday in London! The bottle itself is BPA free and its straw made from silicone that is safe if kids chew it. And one more important thing is, Hello Bebe straw water bottle also comes with a special straw brush and one refill silicone straw! I love the brush because it really helps to keep the straw clean and hygienic.

All in all, I really recommend these products, especially for parents with little kids. They had been tested and met the FDA standards. They’re also BPA free, made from eco-friendly material, and very durable. If there’s one thing I could add, I wish that the straw bottle also came with a strap to make transporting it easier and more comfortable.

 

 

 

 

Seri Kaya Bread Pudding

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Seri Kaya, or Srikaya, or some people just call it Kaya, is a coconut jam made from coconut milk, eggs and sugar. It’s sweet, thick, creamy and “rich”. The word kaya itself means rich in Indonesian. I really adore this jam. There’s always something nostalgic about this sweet spread. A couple of weeks ago, my husband was back from his business trip to Makassar. One of Makassar’s famous souvenirs is this lovely jam. Knowing that I love seri kaya so much, he bought me 6 jars of Makassar Seri Kaya! I’m a happy wife 😀 Well, turns out I’m not the only one who feels happy. After first taste, my son has become the newest fan of this jam 😀

This morning, I was thinking to make other than just ordinary seri kaya sandwiches for my son’s breakfast. Then I remembered that I have my beautiful Hello Bebe glass food container from Lock & Lock. Ha! I should give it a try, then. First recipe idea that came up in my mind is “bread and butter pudding”. Hmmm.. that would be lovely for breakfast! A warm, sweet, one-dish meal is hard to resist in the morning. I used pandan bread to make this pudding. Pandan and seri kaya is a very good combination.

But there’s sudden change in my plan, though. My oven was suddenly broken this morning! Arrrghh… I really didn’t know what happened. It just stopped working. Blah. Well, I finally decided to steam the bread pudding. After all, my Hello Bebe glass food container is made from borosilicate glass, which withstands high heat and sudden cooling. It could be used not only in a fridge, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher, but also in a 400ºC oven and a steamer! It really saved my day!

 

Ingredients

4 slices pandan bread

seri kaya

1 egg

200 ml milk

1 tbsp sugar

butter

 

How to Make

  1. Preheat the steamer, or if you want to bake the pudding, preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4/350ºF.
  2. Grease your glass food container with some butter.
  3. Make sandwiches with the pandan bread and seri kaya (about 1 tablespoonfuls in each sandwich).
  4. Now cut the sandwiches to fit the food container.photo-13
  5. Whisk the egg with sugar and milk. Pour this over the sandwiches and leave them to soak up the liquid for about 5 minutes, by which time the pudding is ready to go into the steamer or the oven.photo-14
  6. Sit the glass food container in the steamer, or in the oven to cook for about 45 minutes or until the custard has set and puffed up slightly.

Hello Bebe: Say Hello to Easy Life!

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Okay, pardon me if I’m way too excited :D. So, few months ago I got my hands on Lock & Lock Glass, as you can read in my reviews in this blog. It’s perfect for busy home-cooks, because this product allows you to make an easy transition from kitchen to table. But back then; I wished they had the smaller size of the Lock & Lock glass. The 630 ml glass container, which I’ve already had, is actually too big for my son’s meal portion. It’s not a really big deal though, as I can always scoop out the food and transfer it to the plate. But it will be more convenience if my son can eat from the container straight away. Because it means less dirty plates to be washed later! 😀

I’ve had no idea that Lock & Lock already had special product line for babies. Let me introduce you to Hello Bebe. Hello Bebe is a brand that has been created by Lock & Lock with several icons representing the funny character and interesting storyline loved by children. I know there are a lot of health-conscious women out there (including me :D) who are trying to choose a safe product for their children. This product has been tested and has met the FDA standards. It’s hygienic, BPA free, and made from eco-friendly material.

imageOne of Hello Bebe favoured products is the glass food container, which comes in small size (300 ml). This size is perfectly fit my needs in feeding my 3 y.o kid. The container itself has the same advantages as other Lock & Lock glass containers. It’s made from high quality borosilicate glass, which is highly heat resistant. Borosilicate glass withstands sudden change in temperature, so it can be microwave or oven heated (up to 400℃ ) straight out of the fridge. It really is a versatile cookware that allows easy cooking, storage and reheating of food and leftovers. Hello Bebe glass food container is also equipped with the famous Lock & Lock airtight silicone sealed lid that seal in flavors and keep air out. This revolutionary four-lock mechanism and resilient seal is perfect to keep the freshness and hygiene of your baby foods.

So can’t wait to try my Hello Bebe glass food container! 😀 Wait for my new recipe hereee.. Toodles!