Category Archives: breakfast

Food: two breakfast combos

I’ve been trying more sweet breakfast last week and I have to say, I enjoy both of these combos and plan to make them more often! ๐Ÿ™‚

First, because they’re so pretty!!!! ๐Ÿ˜† It’s a visual pleasure just looking at it.


blueberries pancakes with TJ’s european whole fat yogurt and strawberry preserves.


To made 5 mini pancakes, I use 1/4 cup of Bob’s Mill high fiber pancake/waffle mix, 2 egg whites (beaten) and 1/4 cup blueberries.



The second combo is an old one. Last weekend we bought a new waffle maker because I missed this combo


waffle topped with aduki coconut mousse, served with homemade soy milk made with soy bean, millet and red dates.


To make the waffles I used 2/3 cup Bob’s Mill’s high fiber pancake/waffle mix, 3 egg whites (beaten), 1 cup homemade soy milk and 1/2 tbsp coconut oil. It makes four waffles. I had two and freeze the other two. I love toasted waffles! ๐Ÿ™‚

Q: Do you prefer pancakes or waffles? What’s your favorite topping?


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Perfect rice!

I’m in love with my new kitchen toy: theย rice maker. It makes the most delicious brown rice ever!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

I have three delicious meals to share today, so let’s start. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Breakfast: fage + aduki beans + coconut butter.


It is delicious and filling. Coconut and aduki is a magic combo. It reminds me theย aduki aduki mousse.


Lunch: mashed cauliflower + baked salmon + sauteed mushrooms


mashed cauliflower: 1/2 head of steamed cauliflower, 1 tbsp butter, salt, pepper and 2 tbsp of almond milk. I don’t like mashed potatoes, but I love this! ๐Ÿ˜€


And the brown rice. 1 cup of brown rice, fill water just at the 1 cup line for brown rice


choose brown rice option


about 2 hours later.ย the best homemade brown rice ever!!! And I didn’t even soak it! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ I was really amazed. Usually I’d soak the rice over night and still don’t get this. I’m soooo happy with this purchase. Thank you,ย Maggie.


and then I wanted to recreate the squash tofu that I had inย Soeun


I forgot the tofu and used only veggies that I had: 2 mini eggplants, chinese cabbage, broccoli and kabocha


steam it for 10 min while I made the sauce: white miso paste (1/4 cup), tahini (2 tbsp), ginger and garlic


all to the food processor + 1/2 cup water




heat the sauce in a wok


add steamed veggies


cook for 5-10 min until veggies are done.




Dinner: veggies in miso-tahini sauce served with brown rice


It was really good (although still not as good as Soeun’s). I enjoy it so much! ๐Ÿ˜† I thought I didn’t like rice anymore… I was wrong. Now I want to eat rice everyday!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

Q: Have you re-fall in love with any food recently?



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Bread lover~~

I love bread!!! I love baking it, I love smelling it, I love eating it! ๐Ÿ˜†

Every time I have bread as meal, I feel satisfy. Every time I bake breads, I feel accomplished. ๐Ÿ˜†

I’m glad that I’m not in a low-carb diet. I’m glad that I’m not gluten intolerant. I’m glad to be in US that offers so many varieties of breads!

heheheh…. that was a long quote about my love to breads! And as a true lover, I love ย breads in all forms and source, not only those that I bake ๐Ÿ˜‰


for lunch I had a sandwich made with Rudi’s organic 100% whole wheat bread. They asked me if I’d like to review their bread because recentlyย Every Day with Rachael Rayย magazine awardedย Rudi’s Organic Bakery’s 14 Grain Sandwich Bread top honors in the multigrain category. Guess what I said: Of course!! ๐Ÿ˜€ more bread = happier Coco ๐Ÿ˜‰


I’ve never made sandwich bread by myself and I doubt I’ll be able to make it as good as this one. It’s dense but soft enough to be qualified as a sandwich bread (I don’t like low-carb or low-cal bread because of their last of texture and taste). It’s slightly sweet thanks to organic brown sugar and molasses.


I used 3 oz. of baked salmon to make a spread over lettuce and mushroom


some ketchup too


wrap it, grab an apple and I had my lunch ready to be enjoyed in the seminar ๐Ÿ˜‰


It was also used for breakfast.


LC and homemade apple butter



grill for 5 min and ready to be devoured ๐Ÿ˜‰


served with more apple (I have <10 apples left from the 30 lbs batch ;))

I also had several slices of the bread, PLAIN, no toasted, no spread, PLAIN! ๐Ÿ˜€ That shows how much I like the bread, right? ๐Ÿ™‚ heheh….

On other note. I want to share with you a recent purchase that I didn’t like.


Coffee au lait in the morning is sacred for me, but with all the controversies about milk… I tried to find a substitute. I got this Coconut Milk Creamer. It’s made with ORGANIC COCONUT MILK (ORGANIC COCONUT CREAM, WATER, GUAR GUM), ORGANIC EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, COLORED WITH TITANIUM DIOXIDE, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, CARRAGEENAN. It is creamy but it is tasteless!!! Although it’s made originally with coconut milk, it’s highly processed, so the end produce is just an artificial product that looks like cream but tastes nothing. So, I decided to stick to organic milk (preferable whole milk because it tastes better and it’s less processed). Just remind myself that Everything in moderation leads to good health and good mind ๐Ÿ™‚

Q: Have you tried anything recently that turns out not as good as you thought?


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