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Life: “photo session” & korean food

Happy president day! 🙂 How’s your weekend? Our was fantastic! I feel very accomplished because we did a lot of the usual! 🙂 Since I took a lot of pics of the happenings, I’ll break it down into several posts.

On Saturday I made a new breakfast pancake


because we got too many bananas….


and I’ve been trying to incorporate more protein into every meal of the day


opened a new jar of peanut butter


4 ingredients protein pancake

  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 tbsp flaxmeal
  • 1/3 cup almond milk

Blend everything and cook at low for 5 min, flip and cook another 2-3 min. Top with a big spoon of nut butter and maple syrup.


REAL DELISH~~~ I will make it as my weekend breakfast. 🙂

Catching up with pic taking again


my dear angel, you’re growing way too fast!!!


drooling is so cute



so attracted to her surroundings.



and mama was a pro taking pics of you



her new hobbie: grab her dress and show to the world her butt 😉


posing seems tiring




Sunday we went to have lunch at a korean buffet. Love the big selection of kimchi and appetizers


we got spicy chicken, pork, beef for the bbq



the chicken was really good. I stuffed myself with it 😉 Need to get the recipe!

Spicy vegetable soup, rice cake and collard greens marinated in spicy sauce (YUM!)


Sofia woke up at the end of our meal


I gave her a lettuce but she was more interested in her hands


and she got bored with us talking and eating


the happy grandparents


Eating out once a week is becoming a new tradition. Sofia is more collaborative as she’s getting older. Even she doesn’t sleep, she can play with herself in the carseat for quite a while, or just looks around. I can’t wait the day she can actually participates in the meal. We got a portable “seat” for her already. 🙂

Q: What kind of food do you like to eat when eating out? I like korean, japanese, italian, fine cuisine. Actually all except chinese food. 😉


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Journal: first day as “single” mom

okay, I’m not a real “single” mom because I have the most wonderful husband in the world who loves me and Sofia with all his soul. However, he had to leave us for a couple of months. It’s sad, I know… very sad, but that’s life and we know that this short separation (as many that we’ve been through already) only makes us closer to each other. So, yes, for now I’m a “single” mom, fortunately my mom is staying to help out. Three generations together for a happy life! 😉 Being positive is so important ALL the Time!!!

So, Star and his parents left yesterday morning. After feeding Sofia at 4 AM, I pumped to have some milk in case I don’t return before her next feeding


checking her out on the monitor. Love her sleepy face!

When I returned, she was still sleeping but just as she noticed my return, she woke up and requested “breakfast”. After feeding her and put her into sleep, I made breakfast. I’ve been wanting to try Tina’s two ingredients pancake for a while, so I finally made it. I used 1 banana, 1/4 cup pumpkin, 1 egg and 1 egg white. Whip all together and cook.


Top it with Almond Butter with Vanilla, accompanied by a earl gray tea with almond milk, latest favorite morning drink


unfortunately it didn’t came out so pretty. more practice is needed. Although I didn’t use any sweetener, I still find it a bit too sweet. Maybe next time I’ll use half a banana and more pumpkin.

The morning was spent in the nursery reading the six book about sleep


this one is recommended by a co-worker who has two sons and her second sons started to sleep through the night at 4 months! So far I like it a lot, maybe the best book I’ve read about baby sleep.

Then she woke up, diaper change is on call. Look these cute feet…


I’ve decided to make my meals more interesting… there are so many food combos that I want to try, so I told my mom I’ll prepare my own meals from now on whenever I can.

I made stuffed pepper


sautee 1/4 chopped onion with 1/2 cup of celery and 1 minced garlic, add 1/2 tbsp of tomato paste, cook 5 min, add grounded chicken breast and 1/2 cup of diced tomato. S+P and cook for 5 min until chicken is cooked. Stuff the pepper, wrap it with foil and bake at 350F for 30 min. Ready to eat! 🙂

Paired it with some steamed kabocha


while my mom and I ate, Sofia took a nap at the bouncer


so peacefully despite all the noise at the kitchen


Mom took a nap while I looked after Sofia who took some short naps and more nursing sessions.

Afternoon snack: Chia latte + almond orange tea cake



After I took the pic, I add 1 tbsp of almond butter. Delicious!

Just before sunset, we went out for a 30 min walk. At first, she started to fuzz and we were going to turn back, but then she passed out for a good 20 min nap.


and we saw few deers in our yard


After bathing her, “dinner” time. Look how much I’m leaking these days…


while I nursed Sofia, mom prepared dinner for me. The usual suspect because they ingredients were going bad, so I “let” mom cook for me again. 🙂


finished them all + a steamed corn (mandatory! ;))


I went to bed in the basement around 9:30PM while mom took care of Sofia. We’re rotating night shifts, I sleep from 9ish to 3AM, and after that mom sleeps until the next morning. This way we can both get solid 5-6 hrs. The first night worked well for mom, but I couldn’t sleep well…. I kept watching clock afraid that I’ll miss the 3AM alarm. I guess I’m adjusting to the absence of Star. Hopefully we get used to this new setting soon. 🙂

Q: What’s your favorite fall recipe?

Since I’ll be staying at home until mid-January and that I want to record the first few months of life with Sofia, I’ll try to write more journal-like posts! 🙂


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Food: radish pancake

I first wanted to make chinese radish cake (萝卜糕)but then I realized that I didn’t have rice flour. So I made pancake instead.

Radish pancake, chinese style (12 palm size pancakes)

  • 900g, chinese radish
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 10-12 dry shiitake mushroom, hydrated
  • 4 eggs beaten or 1 cup of egg white (I was running out of egg so I used carton egg white liquid)
  • 1/4 cup WW flour
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • oil for sautee onion and shiitake
  • S+P

1) shred chinese radish. With a spiralizer it’s much easier.



2) boiled it in water for 3-4 min. Rise well and chop roughly.


3) hydrate shiitake mushrooms and chopped it or grounded it food processor


4) sautee onions in some oil and add to the radish


5) Add sautéed shiitake mushrooms


6) Mix flours, eggs and baking power and add to the mix.


7) Heat the pancake maker to 350F and spread the mix. Cook 5-6 min each side or until brown.


Final products! 🙂


Can’t wait to have them for breakfast with some homemade soy milk! 🙂

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