“Its so fluffy I could die!” ~Despicable Me

13 Aug

So many people that are looking to adopt small dogs are turning their heads to look at Pomeranians. And why not, their super cute and kawaii all the way. Many people where became over flowed with cuteness when they first set eyes on “Chubz,” the white pomeranian. Now they are one of the iconic puppy eyes for cute dogs around the world.

What a cute little sweet heart.

This little guy is so cute that you can like…. feel the cuteness over flow!

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Yummy! Yummy! Full Tummy!

11 Aug

Mochi is a very popular sweet for japanese holidays. It is defined as a japanese rice cake and they are delicious! They come in many different flavours like mango, red bean and green tea for example. They’re so good…. their KAWAII!!!!~

Strawberry Daifuku

– 10 small strawberries (if your strawberries are large, you can cut them in half)
– 100 to 120 grams (3 1/2 to 4 1/4 ounces) anko (sweetened azuki bean paste: koshian is smooth, tsubuan is chunky)
– 100 grams (3 1/2 ounces) shiratamako (glutinous rice flour; comes in granules)
– 50 grams (1/4 cup) sugar
– 150 ml (2/3 cup) cold water
– plenty of katakuriko(potato starch) for dusting (corn starch can be substituted)

Makes 10 ichigo daifuku. The recipe can be doubled, but these daifuku taste best on the day they’re made, so don’t make more than you can eat within a day or so.

Rinse, dry, and hull the strawberries. Coat each strawberry with about 2 teaspoons red bean paste. Place the coated strawberries on a plate and reserve in the fridge.

If you have a microwave: combine the rice flour, sugar, and water in a plastic or glass bowl, and stir to dissolve. Cook for 2 minutes in the microwave on medium, stir with a silicone spatula, and repeat once or twice, until the mixture is thick and slightly translucent.

If you have a rice cooker: combine the rice flour, sugar, and water in the bowl of the rice cooker, and stir to dissolve. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, stiring once or twice during that time with a silicone spatula, until the mixture is thick and slightly translucent.

If you have a steamer: combine the rice flour, sugar, and water in a heatproof bowl that fits inside your steamer, and stir to dissolve. Place the bowl in the steamer and cover the bowl with a heatproof plate or cover. Close the steamer and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, stiring once or twice during that time with a silicone spatula, until the mixture is thick and slightly translucent.

Recipe:While the rice flour mixture is cooking, pour a generous layer of potato starch in a rimmed baking sheet, and keep more potato starch on hand. When the rice flour mixture is ready, pour it onto the prepared baking sheet; it will be super sticky. Sprinkle generously with more potato starch, pat the dough to flatten it slightly (caution: it will still be rather hot), and use a pastry cutter/scraper or a knife to cut it into 10 even pieces, square or triangular.

Remove the coated strawberries from the fridge. Take one piece of dough, stretch it gently so it will be large enough to envelop a strawberry, and place it on the palm of your hand. Dust the starch off the top surface with a pastry brush, place a coated strawberry in the center, tip side down, and wrap the dough around it, twisting the edges gently to seal into a pouch, and making sure the dough doesn’t tear.

Place the daifuku seam side down on a plate dusted with potato starch, and repeat with the rest of the ingredients. The dough will get less flexible as it cools, so try to work at a brisk pace. Save the unused potato starch in a container to use again next time.

Let rest for an hour to set and cool to room temperature before serving. Leftovers should be covered and stored at room temperature, but note that strawberry daifuku taste best on the day they’re made, so don’t make more than you plan to eat within a day or so.

 

*note: If you eat to many mochi, you may experience a stomach aches.*

Tokidoki

9 Aug

The lipgloss from Tokidoki are great  the for everyday wear and dressing up. They smell amazing and one even smells like blueberries. Above all, the packaging and the cap are amazing to look to keep your self busy.

The tokidoki line also came out with eye brushes and their so cute but its puzzling how to store them.

Now at Sephora they carry Tokidoki eyeliner, eyeshadow, liners and colour mascara. They also carry more but thats just a short list.

 

To see more of there products, check them out online 🙂

http://tokidoki.it/

Yummy! Yummy! Full tummy!

31 Jul

So its been decided to do a new blog posting about food at least once a week. So this is the first posting is going to be about the one, the only…. THE AMAZING JAPANESE CREPE!

  • 1/3 cups whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoon salt

Mix first 6 ingredients in blender just until smooth. Cover batter and chill at least 15 minutes and up to 1 day.

Spray 7-inch-diameter nonstick skillet with vegetable oil spray and heat over medium heat. Pour 2 tablespoons batter into pan and swirl to coat bottom. Cook until edge of crepe is light brown, about 1 minute. Loosen edges gently with spatula. Carefully turn crepe over. Cook until bottom begins to brown in spots, about 30 seconds. Transfer to plate. Cover with paper towel. Repeat with remaining batter, spraying pan with oil spray as needed and covering each crepe with paper towel. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.)
Recipe from http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Easy-Crepes-5385

 

Note: You can decorate crepes with any thing you want such as strawberries, honeydew, mangoes etc.

PJ’s are….kawaii?

29 Jul

So if you love things that are kawaii (cute), then you probaly have a pair of these. They are animal pyjamas and they are super cute on everyone.

 (panda)

(lion)

(giraffe)

What is so cute about them is how closely they resemble the anime/manga depiction of them. Not only that, but the Kpop (Korean Pop) group SHINee (pronounced: shiney) love wearing these making them a HUGE hit in asia.

 

Yogurt for your face! :)

26 Jul

This a a quick recipe for people who want fresh beautiful skin! The main ingredient is yogurt and yogurt is great for all skin types. Yogurt is also great to help sun burns as well.

INGREDIENTS:
•1 tbsp natural yogurt, room temperature (not lowfat or non-fat)
•1 tsp runny honey (microwave for a few minutes to soften if hardened honey)

PREPARATION:
Combine mixture, then apply to face.
Let sit for 15 minutes.
Wash face with a washcloth.

For dry skin, use an extra tsp of honey.
Oily skin? Add a few drops of fresh lime juice

Totoro! Totoro! TOTORO!!!

23 Jul

If you read my “About Kawaii Me” you should already know that I LOVE totoro! So this picture made my day when I saw it .

So not only is this a totoro, but it is also a cellphone charm. Making this so cute!!!

Lip scrub

20 Jul

So recently Ive noticed that my lips are chapped and dry, and my favourite chapstick hasn’t been cutting it. So after looking online I kept coming out with the same answer. Exfoliate your lips with lip scrub! I looked for a good recipe but found many variations. The most popular was the sugar lip scrub. So I tried it myself and this is the recipe that i used. 

 

^picture from google

  • 1.5-2 tbs. sugar
  • 1 tbs. Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) 
  • 1 tbs. Honey

Make your lip exfoliater by adding all three ingredients into a small bowl.

Mix together well.

Store in a air tight container

Note: i made mine to a thick gritty paste so you may have add more sugar

 

 

POCKY!

20 Jul

So I recently saw these at a market and thought that it would be great to feature on the blog, so here it is! ^^ Its a super cute idea that I personally think is a great marketing gimmick. Cause come on, who doesn’t love Pocky! Not only that  but they also had it in chocolate and vanilla too.

For those who don’t know what pocky is, it is a japanese snack made out of a thin cracker that is coated with the flavour you choose. It comes in many flavours like chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, yogurt and Ive even seen a green tea.

Kawaii Nails

19 Jul

Cute nails that I saw while looking around for ideas.