Meh Start… GRAND FINISH

3 06 2008

So I was really excited to make my dinner tonight only to taste that it didn’t please my taste buds. 😦 I came across this recipe for whole wheat pasta salad. I figured it was a healthy way to combine whole grain carbs & healthy olive oil fat along with a bit of protein. I let it marinate all day long and was totally looking forward to it tonight for dinner. However, when I went for a taste-it wasn’t that good. It wasn’t bad, but I’m really not much of a pasta person. I don’t really gravitate toward Italian food because I don’t really like it. I’m really only a fan of the cheese-less pizzas πŸ˜€ haha. Anyway, I was pretty upset because I went out and bought the olives, herbs, bell pepper, and spinach to make this thing and it didn’t turn out. Eh, oh well. I ate a small portion so not to waste food and combined it with broccoli, more of my mom’s kimchi and some sticky rice underneath the kimchi. I topped my broccoli with salsa and called it a meal. I’m pretty pooped today because I was constantly on the go either helping out teachers, renewing my license, going for a run, taking the dogs to the vet, and helping my brother study for his finals. I’m just now settling down.

Lunch was a quick one! I was on the go so I ate a quick bowl of cereal. I also had some broccoli and gazpacho with mushrooms on the side. At school, my friend brought a HUGE bowl of watermelon and I definitely helped myself to about 2 cups worth… it was so juicy, cool, and refreshing. This isn’t the picture, I just found one to improvise πŸ˜‰

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ALRIGHT! NOW FOR THE GREAT NEWS! I came home to change real fast for a run and sitting on my bed is an envelope from my parents. I didn’t know what it was, but I opened up to find…

A PLANE TICKET TO SOUTH KOREA!!! I GET TO VISIT MY MOM’S FAMILY IN KOREA THIS SUMMER FOR 6 WEEKS!!!

This is part of my family’s graduation gift to me. I CAN’T THANK THEM ENOUGH! I WAS SO EXCITED, I’M STILL SMILING FROM EAR TO EAR! I COULDN’T BELIEVE MY EYES!! I get to spend some quality time with my family I never get to see, eat some GREAT Korean food, and enjoy my summer before hard work in college.

I don’t think I’ll even be able to sleep tonight.

:LSKEGJ:OSEIRJLSKDFJS:DKLTJSE

:-D:-D:-D

okay, goodnight :):)

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Delightful Disappointment.

2 06 2008

So… I was really bummed that I didn’t get to cook my much anticipated dinner tonight but my boss and her husband pretty much told me that they were going to take me out to dinner tonight as a graduation gift+thanks for the hard work I put in for them. It was such a nice gesture that I couldn’t refuse. They decided to go to Olive Garden. I scanned the menu and quickly realized that there wasn’t much on the menu that was vegan so I created my dinner going by what I could. Olive Garden has the usual salad & bread sticks so to veganize the salad, I simply asked for mine with no cheese or croΓ»tons. I drizzled a bit of olive oil+vinegar on my salad and tada-a vegan appetizer. πŸ™‚

My main course was pretty easy as well. I asked the waiter if any animal products were in the pizza dough-and he replied no. =D I got a vegetable pizza which included bell pepper, onion, tomato, and mushrooms. I of course got no cheese. I ate 1/2 of this pizza and was pleasantly stuffed.

My boss is so wonderful. She has been really lenient and kind to me for the 10 months I worked for her. I’m going to miss her so much!

On another note, I’m including a picture of my favorite teacher and me. Her name is Mrs. Fagan and she taught Honors Anatomy & Physiology. She is truly an amazing teacher and I love her to death. This was at the academic top 60’s banquet for MISD. She is one of the smartest women I know and I value her friendship and advice. πŸ™‚

Dinner tomorrow will definitely be my cooking. Sorry to excite you guys for nothing! 😦 I hope your monday went by with no trouble. 😎

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Classic MultiRacial.

1 06 2008

As I mentioned-I am half Korean and half White. This means I eat pretty different food. This dinner is a good example of my two opposite worlds. I had classic dry roasted red potatoes that symbolize the whole potato eating America && from Korea I had homemade kimchi chigae, which is basically cabbage that has been spiced up and left to marinate in salt, onion, garlic, and pepper. It is pretty spicy-but I absolutely love it. Along with those I had broccoli+salsa and whole wheat pasta salad which was a combo of red bell pepper, green onion, and carrots. The “dressing” was a simple combo of lemon juice, S+P, and a sprinkle of raw sugar. I washed it all down with some water.

My dinner was very filling and just plain amazing. It satisfied every ounce of my hunger and left me feeling very good. The food was rich in nutrition and health and was definitely not rich in fat. It had a great balance to it and goes to show that a healthy, filling dinner does not have to include any animal product. =)

My brother and I went for a quick run and it felt amazing to stretch my legs out and sweat. The hike and walk was nice today, but I need a little bit of intensity and this provided me with the perfect amount. I need to practice running with the bro more often because he pushes me to go faster. Haha. Alright, I am off to write my valedictorian speech. Does anyone have any ideas? I hope everyone has a great night! ❀