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Food: meals this week

Last week was a tough one to find things that I like. I don’t know if it’s the warm weather or what, but all I want was veggies and fruit. Meat/fish/egg sound disgusting.

A sauteed noodles with veggies, bamboo, black fungus and tofu with olive preserve olive leaves.


I think I will get tired of the olive preserve soon! 😦


I made Andrea’s spinach namul


a chinese cucumber salad


and Andrea’s soy bean sprout namul


for both recipe, I didn’t use the korean chili power (I didn’t have any) but they taste great nonetheless! I’m definitely going to make them often because it’s easy to make and so fresh! πŸ™‚

Spicy Tofu with pickles


all with oatmeal for dinner


Star came back and requested fish so I made for him


I got some kimchi


and watercress namul from a korean supermarket


made a corn grits, millet and chinese dates porridge


Dinner on Saturday.


Q: How your food changes with season?

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Chocolate review and Longest Run

I received 3 chocolate bars fromΒ Attune Foods to try out.


About Attune Foods (from their website):

Attune probiotic wellness bars are a delicious way to enjoy the health benefits probiotics can provide. Each Attune wellness bar is packed with probiotics that help rebalance your digestive system, so your whole body can work better.

  • Attune probiotics are proven to survive in the digestive tract, where they can provide optimal health benefits.
  • The probiotics in Attune have been clinically tested to support a healthy digestive system and a strong immune system.*
  • Attune wellness bars also include prebiotics, which support healthy digestive function and work in harmony with probiotics.
  • Packed with 5 times the live active cultures in yogurt
  • Excellent source of calcium
  • Only 90 calories
  • All natural
  • Take it on the go!

I’m a big fan of chocolates, even without any additional benefits, I eat it everyday. But … if it comes with probiotics that helps the digestive tract? more reason to indulge πŸ˜€

Chocolate Crisp

Coco’s review: I love the addition of brown rice crisps! πŸ˜€ In term of taste, I don’t see any difference than standard milk chocolate. 4/5.

Mint Chocolate

Coco’s review: I like this one the most! It has a deep chocolate flavor with a hint of creamy mint, just magical combo.:) 5/5

Blueberries Vanilla

Coco’s review: This one is just okay since I don’t like white chocolate in general. 3/5.

checking out their website, I think I’d love to try coffee bean dark chocolate, dark chocolate and raspberry dark chocolate too.

Overall, I think for these are great products for people like me who needs a chocolate fix in a daily basis, their flavor is just as good as standard chocolates but with more health benefits! πŸ˜€


Yesterday was a stressful day in term of work with some stress eating 😦 (having cereals at home is dangerous). I’m not happy about it but not worry about it either. It happens from time to time and I won’t let it to add more stress to my life.

I had a morning pizza for breakfast πŸ˜€

a special tortilla (review to come)


other ingredients: LC + egg + roasted peppers




I know, it looks nasty but it’s delicious!


Look my mini coach!!! πŸ˜€ She’s so adorable! πŸ˜€

YES! I’m a human machine!!! Yesterday was my longest run ever, which was unintentional because I kind of get lost :shock:. My original plan was to run 4 miles but I ended up doing 7.14 miles, 57 min, 8.03 min/mile. What happened? I wanted to try a new route, there is a lake near campus, but I got lost in the trail and when I found the exit, it was already 6 miles! :shock:. I won’t lie, it was pretty challenging the last mile back to home, but I’m glad I did it! πŸ˜€ I felt like a super woman!!! πŸ˜€

Chinese theme continued! Assorted veggies stir-fry with olive leaves preserved in olive oil


bean sprouts with chinese pickles


I like crunchy munchies for dinner!!! πŸ˜€


and a kabocha fix while watching last episode of season 1 Gossip Girl! πŸ˜‰


Q1: What’s your favorite chocolate flavor?

Q2: How do you find new running routes?


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Shoe, SuperFood and Chinese Food

First of all, help me on choosing a running shoe!


Full Name: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus+ 25

  • Name “Best Buy” by Runner’s World magazine
  • Full-length Nike Rideliner footbed for comfort and cushioning underfoot
  • Women’s-specific crash pad for shock absorption and a smoother stride
  • Multiple types of rubber and a Waffle-pattern outsole for durability, traction and a smooth, sure-footed stride
  • Nike+ ready
  • Weight: 9.6 ounces (women’s size 8)
  • $85

Full Name: Nike Zoom Vomero+ 4

  • Full-length, soft and cushy midsole for responsive cushioning and durability
  • Heel and forefoot Nike Zoom units for lightweight, responsive cushioning
  • Largely open-mesh upper for breathability and comfort
  • Partial bootie for a plush, comfortable fit and feel
  • Women’s-specific Dynamic Fit windows and arch-fit strap for customized support
  • Women’s-specific sockliner for exceptional step-in feel and cushioning
  • Women’s-specific crash pad for shock absorption and a smooth transition
  • Deep, women’s-specific flex grooves for flexibility and a smooth, efficient stride
  • Multiple types of rubber and traction patterns for a smooth, sure-footed stride
  • Nike+ ready
  • Weight: 9.8 ounces (women’s size 8)
  • $130

Running seems to be my new hobbie and stress reliever. And I’m getting faster! πŸ˜€ Yesterday morning I run 8km, 38.40”, 7.47min/mile. πŸ˜€ So, to protect my knee, I need a new pair of shoes! πŸ˜‰ I love my new ipod with Nike+ that records distance and speed for me πŸ™‚ I know Maggie is having fun with it too!


I received samples from Kopali Organics last week


About the company:Β Our goal was to support organic family farmers and their communities by connecting them with the growing market of people who care about the quality of the food they eat, as well as the environmental and social conditions under which it is grown, produced and traded. And today we directly supports hundreds of sustainable farmers and their communities in nearly a dozen countries around the world. We are also well on our way to delighting, nourishing and inspiring millions as they become part of a healthier, more sustainable and more compassionate world.

Chocolate covered banana





Perfect sweet fix! πŸ˜€


I haven’t had chinese food for a while 😯 I don’t know what happened. But I missed it! πŸ™‚ So I made some for dinner last night

Stir-fry soy bean sprouts with chinese pickle


stir-fry bok choy with black fungus, shitake mushroom and tofu


porridge made with barley, lotus seeds, millet and oats



Very satisfying! πŸ˜€ I need to have it more often!

Q1: If you’re a runner, how often do you run and how much?

Q2: If you’re a foodie, what’s the most satisfying meal you had lately?


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