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Happy New Year!

We here at Great Eastern hope that 2012 was as good for you as it was for us. From the launch of this blog to the success of the Great ...

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Spring clean your kitchen

It’s that time of the year again when apart from parties and gatherings, the inevitable thoughts of spring cleaning start to creep in. Get a head start by starting early! ...

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Christmas Tree Icy Pop

So this is Christmas, what have you done…? I’ve made my very first Christmas Tree Icy Pop. Inspired by Martha Stewart’s ice pop recipe and the new set of cookie ...


Christmas dinner turkey

Roast Christmas Turkey with stuffing

Looking for a recipe that makes a moist turkey that will wow ...
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12 healthy days of Christmas

Tis the season to be jolly – and healthy! We all know ...
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Merry Christmas Bento – Beef Stew with Country Vegetables

A hearty wholesome stew that is good with rice, bread, mashed potatoes ...

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Steamed lemon and cranberry cake

You don’t need an oven to bake – a simple steamer will do! This easy recipe can be made in just under an hour for a nice teatime treat. We’ve taken the traditional steamed egg cake and given it a fresh addition with lemon zest, freshly squeezed lemon juice and cranberries. Low in sugar and […]

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A chat with Paul Cunningham

At just 26, Paul Cunningham, has played his share of clubs, from Sorrento FC in Western Australia and English clubs like Millwall and Oxford. Today, the tall New Zealander plays in Balestier Khalsa as a defender and captain. He talks to Live Great about his inspirations, heroes, training routine and favourite foods. What inspired you […]

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baby pumpkin pasta

Baby’s first Pumpkin Pasta

Once I interviewed an Italian Chef and he shared that traditionally, the Italians feed their babies a type of tiny star shape pasta they call Stelline. It’s not a regular item in the neighborhood grocery stores in Singapore but if you frequent the baby food section, you will find baby pasta star which looks just like Stelline. […]

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Bugs be gone

It’s the rainy season again, and you know what that means. Other than torrential downpours and perpetually grey skies, mosquitoes are now a force to contend with. But don’t reach for the bug spray – most commercially available bug spray contains DEET, which is a harmful chemical that can irritate skin. In fact, Health Canada […]

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christmas editor's pick

And so this is… Our Christmas List

Look what we’ve got, a list of our absolute favorite ideas from all over the internet for your favorite place on earth, home. This Christmas, fill your home with love and lovely Christmas crafts.  We’ve searched high and low and hope you’ll find them useful. With love from everyone at Great Eastern Life! Table Décor  […]

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Mini playdough gift set

Who says you need to fork out the dough for fancy Christmas presents. Pack your homemade play dough in a box, throw in a cookie cutter and Christmas décor and Voila! A gift fit for any kid in the nice list.

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Christmas play dough fun ideas for kids

You don’t need to rake in the dough for expensive toys to keep your little ones happy. This Christmas, let’s go back to basic and have some fun with simple cookie cutters and homemade play dough. Here are some simple ideas, but do not restrict your child to these. Let imagination go wild and have […]

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No cook food grade play dough

Food-grade Play Dough

Is your child a play dough fan? This is probably the best play dough recipe ever. It’s fun, simple and does not require boiling.  It’s made of edible ingredients, thus safer for younger kids. I made this for my 15 months old so that he can join his older sisters for some play dough fun. A […]

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homemade energy bar no-bake

Fuss-free energy bar

I was looking for a fuss-free solution to packing lunch for my kid on Thursdays.  She has gym class after school and there is a little more than 30 minutes in between for her to fill her tummy before a good workout. I have to admit that this isn’t the best schedule for a 5 […]

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hainanese chicken rice

Just the way Grandma makes it – Healthy Hainanese-style Chicken Rice

This Sunday marks Grandparents Day – so if you haven’t already, give your grandpa or grandma a big hug to show your love for them. One of the things that make grandparents so special is that they are a direct link to our past and our history – how else would you know who you […]

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