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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First Attempt.

2 06 2008

Since I had a pretty low key morning, I decided to give vegan baking a try. I flipped through many cookbook pages and scoured the internet and came up with a combination of a few recipes to create Vegan Cranberry Oat Bran Muffins. For my first time at vegan baking, I think my muffins came out pretty tasty. My mom and dad enjoyed them and I must say they made quite a tasty morning snack. I would post the recipe, but I’m not sure if it would be plagiarism… I mean, I didn’t copy a recipe but I studied the combinations from various recipes and created this one based on others. I’d rather be safe than sorry though.

and here is one sloppily cut open for my morning snack πŸ˜€ I’m going to have to get better at cutting the muffins open to reveal a real treat. I promise these were good though!

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Lunch was a bit later than usual due to having that muffin as a snack. I wasn’t particularly hungry, but I knew I needed something before heading into work. I decided on a whole wheat pita stuffed with baby spinach and mushrooms. On the side I had more of the INCREDIBLE blueberries, some baby carrots, and a pickle. I couldn’t forget the salsa to accompany my carrots either. πŸ˜› I Washed it all down with the usual water. This lunch was quick, satisfying, and filling. Now I’m ready to finish my last workday.

I did make it to Whole Foods today for ingredients to create my dinner. I’ve been eying this recipe on another blog for quite some time and am really excited to try it out. My brother and I are going on another run tonight. I’m going to push myself to keep up again. I just adore running-it has to be one of my favorite things to do without a doubt. It’s just so relaxing. ❀ See you all tonight!





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! ❀





Ready, Set, GO!

1 06 2008

Hi! Welcome to my new blog. I was a blog reading enthusiast and finally decided to start my own blog. I really enjoy good food and healthy living so I wanted to start my own food blog. =)

I hope to show people that you can be busy and eat healthy. I also would love to share my daily activities on the blog as I make it through college.

A few words to sum me up… runner, vegan, foodie, future-doctor. =D

Alrighty! Let’s get started!

Breakfast was a bowl of multigrain cereal+blueberries. It was super tasty and very filling. This is probably what I eat nearly every day. With a fruit variation of course. I sipped on some hot tea on the side. This definitely fueled me for the day out with the mom.

Lunch was fresh and wonderful. I made myself a spinach+red bell pepper+pickle+green onion wrap on a whole wheat lavash. On the side I had some carrots+salsa and strawberries. I rehydrated with a nice bottle of water. This lunch was SO good. It was filling and delicious. I needed something quick because I was pretty hungry when I got home from running errands. This totally hit the spot and fueled my body to go to the park with the brother and the dogs. I got in a great hike+walk with the dogs and brother. It sure was hot, but it felt good. My brother and I actually have plans to go on a run later on tonight. When I got home from the park I was pretty hot and wanted a little snack so I made myself a cup of tea+vanilla soymilk and had a nice cool sugar-free popsicle with it. This cooled me down and gave my tummy a nice treat. =)

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Dinner should be pretty tasty tonight. Nothing special, but it should be good. Tomorrow I’m planning on creating an amazing dinner. See you all tonight!