Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sunny Arugula Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Hello, Everyone! How’s your week been so far? Last few days, it was a playing “catch up” with my long-due list of to dos. Taking passport photos, renewing passport, booking hotels for Paris, and schedule appointment for annual body check-up … Continue reading

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Cherimoya + Pom Sundae

I want to present you our late Sunday night snack – cherimoya (Vietnamese: mãng cầu, Chinese: 番荔枝) + pomegranate sundae (W said it tasted like ice cream), the sweet and super healthy kind. In less than 3 minutes, a drooling … Continue reading

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My Date with Chantal Guillon

Stanford University is the backdrop of this lovely day. It was a perfect California winter day, sunny and warm in the high 60s. W had a day off to celebrate MLK’s life (and he is a reason why we live … Continue reading

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All Things Kitchen

What is your favorite space in a home? For me, it’s the Kitchen, where I currently spend a few hours each day creating food (that’s right, like a craft room), where W sits frequently when he works from home, and … Continue reading

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Baked Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Drumsticks

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson This post is dedicated to a good friend, T, who has requested for the recipe, who’s friendship I have … Continue reading

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My Heart Goes Nuts 4 You

I am feeling the love! This page is taken over by red and white. Do you know what that means? Yes! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. I am featuring a Valentine treat that you don’t want to miss. This treat … Continue reading

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Meet Rino

One of my girlfriends showed me this video which “reminded her of me…one day.” I couldn’t believe I spent 10 minutes watching a little girl…eats. Meet Rino, the most adorable girl who really loves food, and ecstatically devour it with … Continue reading

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Late Sunday Afternoon Chilling at San Pedro Square

Guess what?! I have officially become an Aunt to my new-born nephew as of yesterday at 3:24pm, 7lbs and 20″ long. It’s an exciting time for my parents and family. Also which means my parents will have no time on … Continue reading

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Green Risotto with Seared Scallops

Hello, Everyone! How was your weekend? I had so much fun over the weekend playing Connect 4 and Candy Land with my little cousins. Okay, don’t be shock of what I will say next. This was my first time playing … Continue reading

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Men o Men Fashion that Kill Me

This post is dedicated to the gentlemen. Something new to consider to add to your wardrobe for the new year. The London’s Men Fashion Show revealed major cutting edge collections for Fall/Winter 2013/2014 season. It supposed to represent the future … Continue reading

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Asparagus and Quail Egg Salad

It’s Friday, everyone! Don’t you just want to scream so loud that your lung will explode because it’s Friday?! This weekend is looking great. My baby cousin’s birthday party is tomorrow, so delicious food will be eaten and looking forward … Continue reading

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The Shaking Beef (Bò Lúc Lắc)

As a Vietnamese food lover, I have always want to create the dishes we like at home, such as Bo Luc Lac aka The Shaking Beef. Frankly, it’s more of W’s love. Yes, love. W orders Bo Luc Lac every … Continue reading

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Sweet Vegetables and Squash Soup

This Sweet Vegetables and Squash Soup was on the back of my mind ever since that one day I spotted on the cover of Every Day with Rachel Ray magazine while standing in line to pay at the grocery. It’s … Continue reading

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Insta Weekly

The first week of 2013 is behind us. Here’s a recap of what happened this week. How about you? Sweet love for Chantal Guillon macarons Lighted the new portable fireplace to keep living room cozy The Eskimo Girls Driving through … Continue reading

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Classic Coffee Crumbly Cake

Happy Friday, Everyone! The weather has been cold but in a more manageable way as I am sitting in my patio enjoying my late afternoon tea with a piece of coffee cake, which I baked this early morning. It has … Continue reading

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