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Cake roll with coffee icing

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First try to see what a sponge cake taste like vs. Chiffon cake.

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Sweet & sour pork

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I found a can of pineapple in my pantry. Add some colorful sweet peppers and onion and you’ll get an awesome color dish of sweet & sour pork.

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Lunch today: tomato mozzarella

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What a simple yet sophisticated lunch.

Mixed baby Romane lettuce
Sliced tomato on vine
Sofa mozzarella cheese
Fresh basil
Black pepper
Salt
Olive oil

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Curry chicken Steam bun

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What is better than home made steam bun? I will still need to perfect the dough recipe before sharing with everyone. Will keep posted.

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Homemade gummy

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Fun to make with little ones. Can be mold to any shape silicon mold.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup cold water
2 packages of plain gelatin
1 package of flavored jello (used raspberry)
Oil to grease mold

1. Measure water in measureing cup. Add in corn syrup. Stir until clear. Pour into a pot. Add gelatin and jello powder and srir slowly. Melt in low medium heat until it liquidify.

2. Pour into measuring cup (with spout). If foam or lump appears, pour in a tall glass and cool until top foam layer can be removed by spooning it out

3. Spray thin layer of oil to silicon mold. Pour gummy mixture into mold and refridgate to become firmer

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Healthy lunch/snack to bring to school?

As busy parents,  what is fast and easy snacks to put in your child’s lunch bags?

Common suspects for already thoughtful parents:
Granola bar
Fruit to go
100 calories packet chips, cookies, crackers
Rice crispy square
Snack size chocolate or candy bar
2 bite brownie, cake/muffin

“We give it to our kids because they like it.” I understand parent’s concern their kids might toss what they don’t like into garbage cans. Time is also a factor. If we, as parents, can put more time and effort to create something visually attractive, maybe this is the cure to children nutrition concerns.

Try Japanese bento box idea. Who wouldn’t brag about their lunch box to other kids in school if they look cute, colorful and attractive. Maybe this way they don’t need a snack anymore. Sweetness of carrot and tomato might be enough. Maybe cut up fruit into a cute container is all you have time for. This is already 100 times better than the usual snacks other parents give. Just because your parents used to give you a granola bar as a snack at lunch doesn’t mean you have to do the same for your kids.

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Substitution for fries?

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What can replace fries at fast food chain?

Points to consider:
– can eat while driving
– can still be a treat
– kids and adults all like it
– smell good and taste good

Healthier fast food chain like Subway has designed alternatives sides for their combo to go with their sandwich.
– bag of chips
– bowl of soup/chilli
– a cookie

Can we do better than this? Do you have any creative ideas that will work for fast food chain?

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What color is the food you are eating?

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If you were to take your entire day of food you’ve eaten into a plastic tube, what color will the tube be?

Inspired by the show: Supersize vs. Superskinny, this is such a great idea. Not taking into account how full or empty the tube is, but are you eating colorful food or crappy yellowish brownish takeout/drive thru?

Our body needs nutrients! Colorful food tends to be full of nutrients.  The rich color of fruit and vegetables can replenish nutrient used for bodily functions, whereas a bag of chips does not.

Keep that in mind if you want to put food that helps your body instead of making you groggy.

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Korean rice cake: Tteokbokki

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First attempt at Korean recipe. So east to make. I will continue to try more Korean dishes.

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Airplant flowering

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It has been about 3 months since I’ve adopted this airplant. I am fascinated at the wonder of nature. Look at the flowers a funny looking plant can have.

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