Category Food

Medieval Times Dinner & Live Show

I celebrated Mother’s Day by taking my mom out to Medieval Times Dinner and Live Show. She had never been, and I wanted to treat her.  It was a bonus that they had a Mother’s Day special–free ticket, drink, and a tote for her.  I upgraded our tickets for VIP status, which meant a (somewhat […]

Knott’s Berry Farm: A Trip to a California Theme/Amusement Park

In April, I took a trip to Knott’s Berry Farm.  I knew nothing about it–and, truth be told–I initially thought it was going to be as impressive as a pop-up carnival.  I was wrong. First of all, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that its theme is Snoopy! As an avid fan of roller […]

Thanksgiving Break

While some people grow up loving Thanksgiving, I was always impartial. There are two things I love to eat this day: deviled eggs and pumpkin pie. As for anything else…I can take it or leave it. Do I hear, “Blasphemy” !?  haha. Despite my own lack of Thanksgiving ‘cheer,’ my family usually pulls together to […]

Disappointment in Myself

I have a lot of high expectations for myself. There are lot of things I want to do, goals I want to achieve, and routines I want to create and maintain. I could offer a whole bunch of reasons as to why I’m not meeting my goals, but they would be excuses. I need to move […]

Cooking Adventure #8: Quinoa as Dessert

When I was in Korea, I got my hands on some quinoa. Quinoa is a great source of plant protein from South America and many health gurus swear by it. So, I jumped on the bandwagon and decided to test it out. One of the unique ways I saw it being used was as a […]

Cooking Adventure #6: Almonds+Blender=?

I’m not much of a cook: little experience and not a whole lot of patience (as I learned today). If you missed the others, here are 1, 2, 3/4, and 5. I bought a big package of sliced almonds at Costco a while ago, but barely cracked them open. Turns out, they sell by/expiration date […]

Cooking Adventure #5: Scrambled Tofu w/ Spinach & Tomato

I’m not much of a cook, and that’s why these are adventures!  (See 1, 2, and 3/4.) I’ve mentioned that I’m trying to eat a lot healthier. This actually evolved into me actually cooking a vegetarian meal! This is just incredible for everyone that knows me and knows how much of a carnivore I am. […]

My Second Cooking Lesson: Ddeokbokki 떡볶이

After my friend gave me my first Korean cooking lesson, she wanted to show me how to make ddoekbokki 떡볶이. Unfortunately for my cooking plans, she had to go to California. Don’t get me wrong, it was awesome for her—it was her summer vacation. So I was sharing my woes with my other Korean friend […]