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Food: a variety of eats

As I transitioned to enjoy again the joy of cooking and eating new combos, I’ve been eating a more varied spread of food! πŸ™‚


Almond milk, cherry (sooo sweet that I cannot eat more than a handful at the time) and a tortilla-egg mess


I simply heat a tortilla, spread LC cheese, cracked two eggs (one each side) and top with ketchup.


Sliced peaches, homemade soy milk and radish pancakes


A “pudding-dessert” like combo of 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, 2 tbsp coconut flour, almond essence, 1/2 cup almond milk, topped with walnuts. Really tasty! πŸ™‚


Cherry, chocolate almond milk and a protein cake. I used a different recipe this time:

  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1/4 cup egg white
  • 2-3 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tbsp flax meal
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
Mix everything and microwave for 3 min.


It’s a very high protein and tasty but the texture is a bit too chewy, not as cakey like as my original protein cake.




A soup made with winter melon, bamboo, black fungus, tomato and mushrooms. I love it so much that I’m cooking another batch right now! πŸ˜‰


chinese one pot meal without the sausage


Wonton with purple laver soup (still 15 more serving to go!)


Cleaning fridge kind of dinner. Corn-black rice porridge with


sauteed lotus, mustard greens, black fungus and onion


steamed egg


Korean-chinese dinner?


sauteed greens with mushrooms


and store-bought kimchi (I had to wash it out 2-3 times to make it less spicy and salty)


Grilled chicken with salad


I like simply grilled chicken more than any other form.


Salad and almost cheeseless pasta casserole


Chopped salad made with mixed greens, cherry tomato, cucumber and mushrooms, dressing with olive oil, balsamic and mustard.


The almost cheeseless casserole is delicious. I can’t wait to make more variation of it! πŸ™‚


I’d say it was a good week of eats! Variety keeps nutrition all covered and more fun to eat as well! πŸ™‚

Q: What was the last blogger recipe you made?

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Food: bamboo tutorial

Fresh bamboo is my latest obsession. I can’t get enough of them. I add it to everything. It’s hard to describe the taste. But I think the closest thing would be palm hearts. So I thought I’d share this with you. If you see it at the asian market, give it a try~ πŸ™‚

This is how it looks. Β In my local asian market, $2.99/lb


First peel it off everything that is brown.


Then boil the entire piece in hot water for 5 min.

This is what you get. It’s pretty small compared to the size of the original bamboo.


cut in your desire form and add to the meal.


If you can’t find fresh ones, there’s canned too. It’s much cheaper but less tasty and less crunchy.





I used it as topping for pizza


other toppings in this pizza: oyster mushroom, zucchini and mozzarella.


To stir-fries. This one has also bok choy, mushrooms, green peas and salmon.


this one has green cabbage, green peppers, black fungus, bamboo and dry shrimp.


all these stir-fries were made with this magic sauce: olive preserved olive leafs


in less than two weeks, I’m seeing the bottom of this jar πŸ˜‰


I made a batch of brown rice/aduki/barley. It tastes like dessert!


served with stir-fry and a poached egg


I’m succeeding on microwave poached egg!


and rice cake with bok choy in a very spicy sauce! 😯 What happens to my taste buds lately? I crave spicy food!


I did a lot of online shopping today! My purse “hurts”. I’ll post them soon πŸ˜‰

Have a nice weekend everyone. Mine will to be fantastic!!!!!!

Q: What was the last thing you purchased online?


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A colorful post

First, few personal notes:

  • I fall down two days ago and now my right hip hurts whenever I make a movement 😦
  • I did my first run in 2011! I’ve been wanting to run outdoor for a long time but the weather and the knee problem hold me until yesterday. I only did 3 miles and I felt them!!! How easy to lose resistance so quickly? (well…. 4-5 months). Bad news: my knee is still not okay. I didn’t feel sharp pain as I used to have after running just 1 mile, but at the end, I could feel that the pain was coming. So I’ll go to the doc and hopefully she can figure out what’s going on.
  • New challenge: cut back on coffee. From now on, I’ll be having only 1 cup (half mug) of coffee in the morning (I was having 3-4 cups daily). I’d like to eliminate caffeine completely but the reality is I like coffee too much to take it away completely from one day to the other. If this goes well, in a month or two, I’ll cut it to 1/2 cup.

Okay. Let’s start this colorful post.

Breakfast: orange + red


oatmeal cooked with pumpkin puree and 1 beaten egg, topped with bean curd with fermented red date



Lunch: black, red, green and purple


sauteed black fungus, asparagus, shiitake, red peppers and vegetarian chicken


brown rice, purple cabbage and edamame cooked in the rice cooker with miso


Dinner: green, red, yellow


stir-fry chinese mustard, mushrooms, red peppers and fresh bamboo (I’m loving it, you’ll see them more!)

What’s missing in this palette? Blue! I consumed it in form of movie. Blue Valentine

Are you a big fan of The Notebook as I am? Do you like Ryan Gosling? I love him! He’s my favorite actor and he’s the perfect lover!

I went to watch it thinking that it’s going to be another love story. Well… yes, it is a love story, but a sad one. If The Notebook is too romantic to be true, this one is the opposite. It’s an elegy for love, a monument to heartbreak.Β Β Blue Valentine understands love, processes it in ways we see in our own lives more than we do on the big screen.

After I watched it, I can’t get it out of my head. ItΒ is both sweet and emotionally devastating. The drama is about a couple whose relationship is warm and fuzzy at first but then grows cold and bitter over time. It is a reality check and it shows precisely what I talked about yesterday, marriage is not just about passion and feelings; if other things don’t match, failure is guaranteed.

Maybe not everyone wants to see a reality-check movie, one that shows the dark side of love and marriage. But I really like it. If you decide to watch it, I wouldn’t recommend you to go with your loved one.

Q: who’s your favorite actor?


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