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Weekend happening: sleep, eat, gym and repeat

The past few days were total relaxation. Due to Star’s luck of sleep on his business trip, all he wanted to do is to sleep (day and night)! AsΒ Erin would say:” Yes, my lord, sleep we’ll do! πŸ™‚ Other than the 5k race on Saturday’s morning and my dearest friend’s birthday party at night, we just stay at home and relax.

I finally convinced Star to join my beloved gym! He’s been sedentary for more than a decade. I encouraged him to exercise more but always failed until now. He has turned 34 few months ago and it became mandatory for health purpose to start exercising, specially with his propensity to have diabetes (his mom has it). So, now he has committed to go to the gym whenever he stays with me (hopefully >3 days a week). So far he’s liking it and I like it even more!!! Because now I don’t feel bad to leave him at home alone when I go to the gym~~~ πŸ˜†

While he takes long naps… I bake πŸ˜‰


for my lord: peanut butter cookies with homemade PB


I used roasted peanut with sea salt. Ground 7 min and done! Nothing else, just peanuts!!!


beat 100g butter with 80g of sugar and 2 eggs


once it becomes white, add 100g peanut butter



add 200g flour


and 1/4 cup of sesame seeds


bake at 375F for 20 min.


I also made multicolored soy milk (soy, aduki, mung and black bean) for breakfast


served with homemade multi-grain bread with butter (above) and PB (below)


It was the last piece of bread… so I’m making a new bread (as I type)

Other eats:

noodles with bok choy, eggs and olive preserved olive leaf


tortilla pizza topped with cauliflower and a pumpkin sauce made with pumpkin puree and tahini


I’ve started to make nutritious soup that takes >4 hours to make. I made black chicken soup with assorted chinese herbs on Saturday and this one on Sunday.


this one has pork feet, black beans, shiitake and red dates. I made sure to take out most of the fat from the pork feet, so what’s left is the collagen. Collagen = beauty weapon against saging!!! All asian girls know that πŸ˜‰

If you excuse me, I need to look how the bread-making is going and to prepare lunch for my lord. hahaha… That’s how I feel today, most of the days I feel like the queen and he my loyal servant πŸ˜‰

Q: Are you a soup person? What’s your favorite soup? I’ve never been a soup person, but my acupuncturist told me that soup is good, specially for people with weak digestive system, so more soup for both of us!


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Slipping away from Petit Macro: cookies?

After the amazing meal the night before… I woke up with a belly discomfort. I don’t know if it was due to eating too oily pasta sauce (blue cheese and walnut sauce) or that I had too much of my beloved homemade breads…. I was bloated even after 8 hours 😦 So, a macrobiotic breakfast was no than needed


a soup made with bamboo shots, kombu, shiitake, daikon, carrots, kale and miso; oatmeal and edamame.


for lunch I had leftover chickpea millet cake with tofu tartar sauce, steamed veggies, roasted pumpkin seeds and more edamame



I finished writing the first draft of my job market paper. YAY~~~ πŸ˜† To celebrate I went for a run! A short one, just 4 miles but it wasn’t a pleasant one. I got a knee pain after 15 min into running, I tried to walk a little bit to stretch but the pain didn’t go away, so I ignored it and continued. Now I can’t walk straight 😦 I googled and found that my symptoms resembled to IT Band Symptoms. Any one had this? Β Any tip?

Anyway… back home. I wanted to bake something… what? more bread? nop… too time consuming. I wanted to bake something that is easy and fast. Okay. Cookies!!! You know that I don’t have sweet tooth and I almost never eat cookies. But yesterday I kind of wanted one, so I made Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1 1/4 cup APF
  • 1 tbsp baking poweder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick butter room temperature
  • 1 cup homemade peanut butter (blend 2 cups of roasted peanuts for 10 min)



  1. mix flour, salt and baking powder
  2. use a hand mixer to mix PB, butter, sugar and egg until fluffy
  3. combine 1 and 2 and let it rest at the fridge for 2-3 hours
  4. form balls with hands and flatten it
  5. pinch the cookies with a folk
  6. bake at 350 F for 10 min


love the smell of fresh baked cookies!!!



Two-course dinner: steamed veggies with plum vinegar sauce and brown rice


green peas soup



it looks pretty similar to the original version ,right? πŸ˜‰


and the slipping away… heheheh……..


It’s sooooo good!!! πŸ˜† Soft, crumbly, tasty and it almost melts in my mouse! hehehehe…. it’s the power of the butter I guess. And the most awesome part? it’s incredible easy to make!!! I said I just wanted one… so who am I suppose to do with the rest of the batch? feed the man!!! πŸ˜€ YAY~~~ Star’s coming back today!!!

As you can see… I don’t follow the plan strictly… I’ve been slipping away quite often, which is totally fine for me because I’m only doing it for fun! πŸ™‚ I am also pausing it during the weekend so I can spend more time with my hubby πŸ˜€

Q1: Anything exciting this weekend?

Q2: Do you like cookies? What’s your favorite?


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Playing with makeup: before and after pics!

When I set a goal, I mean it. So, GLOW resolution is in all force! πŸ˜€

I invited Qiao to do a makeup session with me and this is all we used


It was my first time trying to do makeup, so don’t laugh if you can’t see a big difference.

Left: washed face. Right: eyebrow, Bare Mineral base, eye shadow, eye line, some high lights here and there and lipstick.

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Then washed again and did some self-shouting that I’ve seen many bloggers doing it with their new camera. πŸ˜‰


It was really fun!!! I’m so glad I set this new resolution! πŸ˜€ I learned how important is eyebrow to set a good frame, it really makes a big difference. How I never knew that? πŸ˜• Anyway, I have so much to learn!!!


Breakfast was low key, just oatmeal topped with soy yogurt and PB (salt added).


Almost finishing the bowl, I went for more PB. (this PB is addicting because of its smoothness)


I worked until lunch time, with Humidifier (moisturize the air and so the skin), green tea (for antioxidant) and hand cream! πŸ˜‰


Look the snow!!!


Lunch: asian stir-fry green tea noodles with veggies, black fungus and tofu, seasoned with soy sauce and sesame oil. Β I like the tahini soy sauce combo more.


Dinner: stuffed baked acorn with veggies and WW couscous.


Dessert: fage and frozen strawberries mess!


Q1: What makeup item is a must? I’m going to ULTA and Sephora today, so anything that I should get?

Q2: What’s your favorite way to eat spaguetti squash?


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