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Perfect rice!

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

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

Breakfast: fage + aduki beans + coconut butter.


It is delicious and filling. Coconut and aduki is a magic combo. It reminds me theΒ 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! πŸ˜€


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.Β the best homemade brown rice ever!!! And I didn’t even soak it! 😯 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,Β Maggie.


and then I wanted to recreate the squash tofu that I had inΒ 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! πŸ˜† I thought I didn’t like rice anymore… I was wrong. Now I want to eat rice everyday!!! πŸ˜†

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



Filed under breakfast, dinner, lunch, recipe, review

Farmer’s market & Macro platter recreated

You probably already know about this article by Marie Claire and read opinions about it all over the blog-world, so I will make this short. Since I identify myself as a healthy-living blogger as well, I feel the need to express my thoughts about the matter.

  • The article is way too harsh to these ladies. Although I don’t read all of them now, at certain point in time, I did read them regularly and I met most of them in person. They’re real and nice. Only mean people will describe them like the article did.
  • Although too harsh, the article has some truth. But the truth about triggering ED and responsibilities that bloggers should take applies ALSO to any health magazine or media in general. Β It’s a paternalist way of thinking to ban or force providers of the info to be responsible of the info instead of making the reader responsible of the info they choose to take.
  • Personally, I don’t post about what I eat everyday (I did it before) because it’s troublesome and it’s not the aim of this blog anymore. Different people need in different point of time different inspirations. Some of them needs detail guidance about eating so they find reading food diary helps them to know what to do/eat. Others who is also interested in other topics might find food diary blogs boring and prefer a blog that talks about other things in life. It’s a matter of preference, and preference is just preference, it’s not good or bad.

okay. moving into farmer’s market that I went on Sunday in Dupont Circle.

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Anyone else finds fresh veggies specially beautiful and photogenic? πŸ˜‰

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here’s what I got for $20.


and then I also went to Tj’s for some other necessities


the macro platter that I had on Saturday was really good and it seems easy to make. So I tried to recreate it at home.

Ingredients for the carrot ginger dressing (Maggie asked the waiter): carrot (1/2 lb), ginger (1 inch), garlic (3 clove), onion (1/2 small), olive oil (1/4 cup) and salt.


blend everything and voila!


I wouldn’t say it’s as good as Good Health‘s, but it was pretty good. πŸ™‚

Coco’s macro platter: couscous, seaweed salad made with miso and tahini, aduki beans, roasted corn squash and broiled greens.


such a colorful, tasty and balance meal! πŸ˜‰


Q1: What’s your favorite grain?

Q2: What’s your take on the marie-claire article?


Filed under dinner, review