Challenge J&J #4 & Why am I so HAPPY lately?

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I haven’t told you guys this, I’ve been feeling full of joy, excitement but at the same time calmness lately. I find everything I do interesting or even fascinating, I feel I can finally LIVE the present. Even in days that I don’t do any progress in term of work, I’d feel okay, and if I squeeze a jog/yoga or read for few hours, I’d be fresh again. Even in days that I wake up at 3AM I don’t piss off, instead I take advantage of it and fully enjoy some reading. I feel more open to people and learned to focus what I like about the person instead of what I don’t like. I feel more indulgent to myself by learning what are my strength, weakness and how to use them to boost the authentic happiness. (I promise to do a full review of the book). As a researcher, I look for reasons/causes of this wonderful feeling: is it this book and that book that totally changed my mind? is the new challenge that I started? is the spring season? I don’t know…. maybe a little bit of everything. πŸ˜† Whatever it is, it’s working!!!

I feel I should write this down because I find that people tend to write/express when they’re depressed much more often than when they’re happy. But why is that? Shouldn’t we record more positive feelings?

okay. moving onto J&J #4 @Eat Clean Cookbook: kasha breakfast pudding


My adapted version used:

  • 1/2 cup soy milk + 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 apple grated
  • 1 oz. almond chopped
  • pinch of salt/vanilla/cinnamon/nutmeg

1. Bring the milk water mixture to boil


2. add buckwheat


3. grate apple


4. add in the rest of the ingredients to the liquid


5. Bake for 30 min at 350F and boil 5 min at the end





it was AMAZING!!!! I’m speechless! That it was really really REALLY good! I never liked buckwheat until I tried this. MAKE IT! You’ll thank me! πŸ˜†

Jess asked me if I’d recommend this book? What do you think? Absolutely!!! If I don’t like it, I’d never started this challenge! πŸ˜€

Q: Have you tried buckwheat? What’s your favorite way to have it?

As this post gets published, I’ll be presenting my paper in our department seminar. I’m not nervous/anxious at all. I feel relaxed and confident! πŸ™‚


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15 responses to “Challenge J&J #4 & Why am I so HAPPY lately?

  1. I really like your positive post, and it’s amazing that you feel joy all the time in your life!
    I love buckwheat, it’s often used in one part of my country.
    It’s pretty much used as a side dish to roasted meat, or cooked and scrambled eggs in it for main meal. Buckwheat flour is used a lot, for yummy strudels with cheese. I really like the taste of it

  2. Wow that looks good! I love buckwheat from soba noodles, to sprouted on a salad. So good! Glad you’re liking them more now.

    I’m really glad you’re feeling so great. I love spring and the sun itself makes me feel amazing.

  3. I like buckwheat but have only ever had it as a savoury side dish. I think I need to stop looking at this book and actually buy it!

  4. This is such an amazing post! I feel exactly like you and couldn’t be any happier πŸ™‚
    Buckwheat is fantastic. I’m a huge fan for sure.

  5. I love all the happiness in this post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    u are so awesome girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    happy is the way to be!!!!

    that breakfast pudding looks delish!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    thanks for the sweet comment too and birthday wishes to my son!!!

  6. Wow, that kasha pudding looks delicious!
    Honestly, so far the only ways I’ve really enjoyed buckwheat have been as soba noodles, or savoury crepes. I’d love to learn to enjoy it more recipes, so might have to try this one. The grated apple sounds like a nice addition.
    So wonderful to hear that you’re feeling happy, happy, happy!

  7. COCO! i would LOVE for you to do a post on happiness! please do, and just email it to me :)))) THANK YOU!

  8. i can’t find buckwheat – where did you get it? this looks great!

  9. I’ve actually never had buckwheat…but I’m about to change that! πŸ˜‰ This breakfast pudding looks like a perfect start to the day!

  10. Anita

    That buckwheat pudding looks really interesting! I’ve only had it in noodles but never thought to use it in a sweeter dish.

    Hope your presentation went well πŸ˜€

  11. No, I have never tried buckwheat. But after seeing your awesome breakfast, I want to! πŸ™‚

  12. ooh, this sounds fantastic!! definitely going to try this πŸ™‚

  13. i know i’m a bit late, but i am SO glad you’re happy and that you wrote about it! coincidence that we both wrote about our happiness at the same time? i think not. πŸ˜‰ i love that you take things that may not be so happy (waking up at 3:30am… sorry, girl) and turn them into something enjoyable. it really is all about perspective! i’m loving the positive energy of this post, keep it up! πŸ˜€

    and i read ahead to your next post, and congrats on having a succesful presentation!!! i would have been SO nervous! isn’t it the best feeling to get suggestions and not criticism from the scariest/most skeptical professor on a panel or board?! yayyy!

  14. That brekkie bowl looks yummy! I would attempt to make it sans egg of course πŸ˜‰

  15. Wow, I’ve just stumbled upon this and it looks delicious! I think I’m gonna buy buckwheat just to try this, lol. πŸ˜€

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