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Food: meals

Since I rediscover my love (a short one) of stir-fries, I had it several times last week, mixed with other meals.

#1: lotus roots, bell peppers, onion, mushroom, bamboo, romaine and tofu with olive preserve olive leaf


served with oatmeal


#2 Miso soup with seaweed and mushrooms


It’s highly detoxing this soup. Β I had it with a grilled wrap filled with scrambled tofu with onion and asparagus




#3 Seafood rice porridge


#4 Another stir fry made with onion, mushrooms, brussel sprouts, peppers, romaine and tofu with a miso-tahini-ginger sauce.


served with toasted tortilla


#5 A staple soup (that I’m getting sick of): tomato seaweed soup with tons of white pepper


tortilla pizza using May’s magical sauce


I follow almost exactly her method

1. Heat the tortilla on stove in a oven prove pan

2. Spread it with 2 tbsp of tomato paste mixed with italian seasoning and minced garlic

3. Top veggies as desire. I used broccoli and eggplant this time.

4. Spread the magical cheeseless sauce: 2-3 tbsp hummus, 1 tbsp nutrition yeast, 1 tbsp water

5. Dizzle tahini (I used 1/2 tbsp) diluited with water

6. Broil for 5 min until cripsy

7. Cut it with something really sharp! (I’m getting a pizza cutter tonight!)


Fantastic meal! I enjoyed every bite of it! Besides that this is more healthy than conventional pizza, I like its taste much more and it won’t disturb my stomach and guts!!! YEAH~ Obviously I’m going to have it more… hopefully I don’t get sick of it too soon!

Q: Do you like unconventional pizza? which one?


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Eats and ramblings

I haven’t post homemade food for a while due to lack of creativity and energy to cook. These two breakfast combos are the most elaborated meals of the last 10 days. Yes, I know… Β it’s lamentable for a food-blogger to be food-interest-less 😦 But… that’s life. Prioritizing is a way to survive.

Combo 1: oatbran + 3 sides


store-bought seaweed salad


store-bought kimchi


steamed yam


love how sweet and dense it is πŸ™‚


Combo 2: purple oatbran + seaweed + poached egg


remember that I got purple cauliflower? It tastes pretty much the same as white cauliflower but its color makes it fun to play with

I broiled it for 10 min


then blended it to the cooked oatbran


the result: purple oatbran πŸ˜†


poached egg with ketchup and basil




and let me introduce you my latest favorite dark chocolate that I found in Whole Food.


It is extra-bitter and I love it! πŸ˜€ A copious amount of it has became my daily dosis of anxiety-killer!


I just came back from a mock interview that is supposed to help me on real interviews that I’ll have (hopefully) in January. But I feel it did more harm than help. 😦 Why? Because it made me feel less confident about myself, about my thesis and about my ability to communicate my ideas to others. 😦 I wonder… how much more can I do to improve? Β A lot 😦 How many more stress and sleepless nights can I bear? Not much more! I’m reaching my limit.

I know I can give more of myself, I know I can do more to improve, I know that I can practice more, I know ….

But I also know that my mental and physical health come first, I know that I seriously need to take a break before I start to hate what I do.

Okay… two more days and I’m done !Β Wish me luck to have enough breath to survive until Thursday!

Q1: What’s your latest favorite breakfast combo?

Q2: Any tip for job interviews?



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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?


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