Category Archives: Food & Drink

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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Dining in Coziness

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To me, beside as a place where delicious meals are consumed, silly jokes are laughed at, and wonderful memories are made, a cozy dining space means outdoor, lots of natural light, soft color palettes, handmade hanging candle chandeliers, plushy chairs, … Continue reading

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Fuel After a Run: Spring Vegetarian Bibimbap

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Nothing beats a bowl of spring vegetarian bibimbap after a 18-mile training run, for lunch. It surely leaves you feeling refueled, recharged, and refreshed. To those who are suffering rising body temperature from the heat of the sun, refueling the … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos

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Hubby had been talking about fish tacos for a while, mainly because he missed the ones we had from this one restaurant, Orale Fish Tacos in Campbell, CA, which we usually would have for lunch after our long run on … Continue reading

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A Morning Delight: Fig Goat Toastini

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Good Afternoon, Everyone! Out of the ordinary, I slept for only 6.5 hours (2 hours less than I normally do) and still woke up feeling energetic and happy. It was 7am. Birds were chirping. The air was freshly crisp. My … Continue reading

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Rainbow Salad

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I love to make salad. It’s simple and fast, not to mention efficiency which I like. Another favorite reason is a way for me to clean out the fridge. Especially vegetables that I sometimes buy one too many, which we … Continue reading

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This is it: Paradise on Earth

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I need a vacation. I want a vacation. I miss my vacation. A vacation that is in paradise. My idea of paradise is a pristine tropical island with swaying palm trees, pure white beaches, villas on top of crystal clear … Continue reading

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A Rustic Rendition of Shrimp Ravioli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Salsa

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I love pasta, all kind, but something about ravioli that makes my heart skips a beat. A plate of heart-felt ravioli. Now, homemade dough is absolutely admirable but that’s not for me as it’s time-consuming to knead, roll, fill and … Continue reading

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A Baked Salmon Recipe and Its Beauty Benefit

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Healthy skin, healthy hair, happy life. Forget about the gross-me-out fish oil pills, I am all about natural and organic beauty care when it comes to youthful and radiant looking skin as well as gorgeous hair. Often, we waste time … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of a Sweet Saturday

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W has been stressed about work this week so we took it easy before our training long run tomorrow to prepare for our Paris marathon (which is coming up in a little over a month. Yikes!). It was a beautiful … Continue reading

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A DIY Valentine’s Treat: Fruit & Nutella Swedish Pancake

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Happy Belated Valentine’s, you beautiful! Hope you had a day filled with roses, hugs, kisses, candies, chocolate and sweets too! I am a big believer of love but not so much a gamer of spending double the money on Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Dumplings

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Jiaozi (餃子) or dumpling is perhaps the most special food in people’s life thousands of years ago in China because it is served at a particular time and day. People, typically in northern China, have a custom to stay up … Continue reading

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Welcoming Snake Year’s Eve

Last Saturday, Feb. 9, my family and I gathered to welcome lunar new year, the year of snake (a zodiac of both my dad and hubby) which is extra special. The eve of Chinese New Year is all about family … Continue reading

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