Author Archives: Irene

Peanut Sesame Seeds Brittle (花生芝麻酥糖)

Chinese New Year celebration includes a lot of sweet treats. Starting the new year off with eating sweets is believed to represent a year of sweetness and happiness ahead. Peanut sesame seeds brittle is one of the common sweets easily … Continue reading

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No Refined-Sugar: Date Glutinous Rice Cake (Zhao Nian Gao – 無糖棗年糕)

I am in full swing getting ready for Chinese New Year, which is a big eating festive celebration (like Thanksgiving and Chrustmas). A nice coincidence, this year CYN’s Eve is on the same day as Superbowl 50 (setting right in … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Protein-Rich Cuttable Cookies

Oh, I found these cookies hidden in my archive from last Christmas. I ate them but forgot to share. However, for you, they don’t have to wait till the next Christmas to be in your cookie jars. Everyday should be … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip & Fig Granola 

Here’s one simple thing I’ve been doing since the year began (and one of my to dos in 2016) that has made excited and happy: think of a recipe, make it immediately. I know if I save it to my … Continue reading

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Holiday Morning Oatmeal

My life is delicious, like this bowl of oatmeal – The Holiday Morning Oatmeal Being a mom and a wife, life is colorful and abundant. As these feelings reflect in my bowl of oatmeal (such as this one). Decorating it … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chia Pudding 

Feeling the blue. Feeling the tears. Feeling the helpless. Not because of the gloomy weather I suppose. But perhaps about the mass shooting tragedy in San Bernardino, in my very own home state. Grieving for the many many innocent lives … Continue reading

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3 Minute Waffle Sandwich

Happy Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone gobbled, continue to gobble, and/or gobbling a belly of warm fuzzy comforting food. It is freezing here in California. It’s late in the afternoon and I am still in my sweatpants. Yup, it’s stretchy sweatpants … Continue reading

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Quinoa Bibimbap (Vegan)

Vegan. Quinoa. Bibimbap. Love. Love. Love. Who needs rice, right? Rice (bad carbs) is so in the past. I made this dish when I am hungry but want to have a dish that is satisfying the taste bud and not … Continue reading

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Orange Almond Flourless Cake 

We all have sweet tooth cravings from time to time. Okay, all the time, like me. Eating healthy shouldn’t stop us from having cake. Because cake could be as healthy as a bowl of oatmeal. I have found THE cake … Continue reading

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The Best Omelette Cupcake

Egg is my best friend when it comes to protein as well as quick easy meals for muscle recovery. Our household could go through 48 eggs in less than 2 weeks (including the little one)! Me and WT have been … Continue reading

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Thai Beef Stew Noodle 

The weather has gotten a tiny bit cooler and gloomier in the morning. Well, maybe because I have been waking up super early (an hour before sunrise) by Zara. She is an alarm clock; everyday at the same time, she rolls on … Continue reading

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Miss You

Hello Everyone! You are so so so so so missed!!!!! I am back. After taking a loooooooooong vacation (2 1/2 year?) from blogging. During my off time, I was really embracing the experience of motherhood and enjoying every second I … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of a Matcha Latte

Instead getting a dose of my usual boba milk tea, I opted for a matcha latte this afternoon. It had been a while that I have had in my head to make a matcha latte. I made a trip to … Continue reading

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Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta with Vodka Sauce

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“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.”- Albert Einstein Fun time with great companies and … Continue reading

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A Nostalgic Affair: Sardines + Egg Baguetti

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Good afternoon, Everyone. It’s a gloomy and wet Thursday. These are the kind of days when I’m lost in nostalgia. I fixed myself a sardines + egg baguetti for a much-needed dose of childhood sentimental affair. Iberia or Marock’s canned … Continue reading

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