• Food

    Campfire style chicken pocket

    This was an easy , quick and pretty much with ingredients you have in pantry . Who doesn’t like that ? Not much mess , yummy and quick . Of course I used chicken breast , boneless and skinless , best way to hit protein , the carbs coming from all the veggies which is healthy and nutritious . Overall this dish is pretty healthy , and low fat . The vegetables I used are onion , yellow and orange pepper and then and I threw in some cherry tomatoes . The spices obviously is up to you , you can even use taco seasonings from store . I had…

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    Dirty Rice

    When you don’t feel like cooking too much of anything and one skillet meal is a good choice . That’s what I did . This turned out to be a very cheap meal . I got turkey on sale , was only $1.39 . Unfortunately I don’t have the exact measurements for spices . Ingredients : 140 g uncooked brown rice , to be cooked separately until almost done 180 grams , about large yellow bell pepper 200 grams onion 3 cloves of garlic 8 oz baby Bella mushroom 14 oz diced tomatoes Garam masala Coriander Cumin Smoked paprika Salt , pepper Chicken bouillon cube Olive oil 1 lb lean…

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    Southern Oven Fried Chicken

    When you’re hungry for fried chicken yet you can’t get out , and not willing to make a huge mess with deep frying , this is a good option to satisfy that hunger . I don’t do deep frying on a lot of things . First , because it’s a messy business . Second , it uses a lot of oil and to me that’s a lot of oil to be wasted . And third it’s because it’s too fattening . Maybe the third reason should be the first ..lol whatever .. Oven fried chicken I easy and quick to make . I usually use the other recipe using cornflakes…

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    Reviving my dormant starter ..

    Last year in the spring , I thought , why not trying to dry the starter , just to see .. and incase anything happen to my starter , yeah it’s like insurance type a thing . Just incase . At the time I had no clue how to revive it .. all I cared was just having insurance incase anything happens to the starter . So last spring after feeding Ben&Jerry , I spread some on thin layer on a parchment paper to dry . I think it took a day or something to totally dry , it depends how thin it is . But that’s all I did…

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    My sourdough bread adventure continues ..

    Thought I’d put together some picture instructions on my sourdough bread adventure . In my previous post I mentioned I fed my starter with equal ratio of flour . For example 25 grams of starter fed with 25 grams water and 25 grams of four . To make one boule actually you don’t need that much of starter . And you don’t have to feed the whole batch of starter every time . Just take out what you need , that way you won’t waste so much flour . Unless you’re like me , you like to use discard for other things. Anyway .. I fed my starter about 7…

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    Chicken & Vegetables Stir Fry

    Growing up I had this dish a lot. My mom would make this often . She was a good cook . And was an amazing mother . She was like my best friend , of course it was only the two of us always after my parents divorced when I was 11 . My mom always offered to teach me how to cook but I always refused that idea . I don’t know how many times I regret it now . Anyway back to stir fry , we also call this Cap Chay . Basically you can use any kind of protein you have , pork , chicken or shrimp…

  • Workouts

    Cardio kind of day

    I usually do a pull push split , but ever since this social distancing thing , and no more gym , I do upper and lower body workout . I did my lower n upper the past two days , figured it’s time to do cardio kind of workout . I used to love to run but not anymore , I still do run shorter distance but it’s really not my favorite thing to do . I rather lift if I could . But understanding that cardio workout is also important , it’s good for the heart . So today I did HIIT for these workout below and finishing with…

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    Homemade Tortilla Shell

    Well , when you’re hungry for tacos but yet you can’t and don’t want to go out to grocery store for unnecessary item , and taco shell is kinda essential for dinner if we want tacos , you ended up making tortilla shell from scratch . It’s actually not that hard at all . It’s better if you have someone helping you . My husband was in the kitchen with me tonight ( every night actually , he always helps ) , so while I’m rolling the dough , he’s in charge to cook the dough , which took literally seconds from start to finish for each shell . It’s…

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    Sourdough Hybrid Sandwich Bread

    I found myself feeding Ben & Jerry quite often these days . For those of you wonder about Ben & Jerry , they’re not the ice cream maker , they’re my sourdough starter . So , ever since i started staying at home almost 4 weeks ago , I feed them regularly and more often , in attempt to use less yeast ( admit it , I still love using commercial yeast , it’s easy , quick n yield a good bread still ) and to get more discard to use it to make garlic parmesan crackers which is super addictive !! I’ll save that for another entry. I haven’t…

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    Pierre Chicken

    I didn’t used to be a fan of chicken breast . I think it all changed three years ago , I made the switch from thighs to breast ..😂 I still love the flavor of thighs tho but after weighing which gives me the most benefit , I opt for chicken breast . Why ? Because they’re lean meat , hardly any fat , and high in protein . Thigh is also high in protein but because they’re dark meat , they contains higher fat , a lot higher than the white meat . And I absolutely love the skin .. so not a good idea for me . But…

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    My kind of Overnight Oats

    This social distancing thing makes it so hard to be on track with macros . With my love for cooking and baking , it gets harder and harder to stick with the plan . I haven’t had to do mealplan for a while now because my husband gets to come home for lunch and now he’s working from home ( which I’m thankful for !!! ) This past week I baked too much , which means we’ve been eating them too . There’s no food left behind in this household is taking full effect right now . Which means , leftovers get to be eaten unless they’re bad .. then…

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    Pierre Chicken

    One of the most flavorful chicken breast recipe is this one . I usually not a big fan of chicken breast , until I learned years ago as long as you have meat thermometer you won’t end up with dry chicken breast . Still if I had my choice , I’d prefer chicken thighs . Although this was good , so who needs chicken thighs ? Ingredients 900 grams chicken breast , boneless skinless , sprinkle with salt n pepper 35 grams all purpose flour 8 grams of olive oil 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes 1/2 cup of water 100 grams sliced onion 3 cloves of garlic 2 tbsp…

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    My Sourdough Adventure

    First off .. as of early last month it was hard to find flour or yeast.  I remember the comment I made was ” what’s this ? Suddenly everyone turn to be a baker ? ” But anyway .. yesterday morning after feeding my 5 years old starter , I decided maybe I’ll bake sourdough with it . I used Ken Fork method . Have to say I had fun making it . It has been six months since the last time I made it . So I wasn’t even sure but I thought heck I got plenty of time not going anywhere , so why not … This method…

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    Philly Cheesesteak

    Before all this social distancing thing , there’s one place that my husband likes to take us for good sandwiches . They’re a couple from New York and they moved here in Knoxville and opened a small restaurant / middle eastern grocery store . I usually have Gyros when we go there , my hubby’s favorite is Philly Cheesesteak . After a while I thought that couldn’t be hard to make yourself . So I bought this skirt steak , n I happened to look what to do with it . Turned out they can be used for this sandwich . I made sure I slice them as thin as…

  • Workouts

    Another home workout day ..

    This morning was rainy n it was a bit chilly . I made sure to warm up before starting my workout ..I was up a little late than I normally would . It was a little tougher to start , I think the chilly weather , the rain , the cloud all made me think it’d be a good morning just to stay in laying on the couch n knit . Unfortunately I do not have any particular project at the moment . Or should I say luckily I don’t .. Anyway , since I did upper yesterday it’s time to do lower body workout . Last week I did…

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    Always start the week right …

    With a workout . Monday to me is the start of a week and the start of a week means you shouldn’t miss any workout . Of course there’s circumstances sometimes that makes us skipping our workout . But at this point … You n I and like many people in the world are pretty much stuck at home . Because we need to do our part , to flatten the curve . It annoys me when people don’t take this seriously .. but anyway that’s not what I want to talk about . So because it’s Monday , we all need to start it right , to me ,…

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    Oatmeal cookies

    18 cookies , 25 grams each 86 calories , 16C 2F 2P I love oatmeal cookies , unfortunately the oatmeal cookies usually are really not macro friendly . So here’s my version of chewy oatmeal cookies that we can all feel good about , after all oats are good for our health ! In this recipe , which is super easy , no mixer required . Just use the wooden spoon , it’ll look a bit dry at first but don’t rush to add liquid to make it set , just keep mixing with the spoon until it’s pretty much mixed . Also , you can always replace the brown…

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    Banana Oats Muffins

    We used to make this quite often , I made this recipe about 3 years ago when we started switching our focus to a healthier food. I would take this for breakfast on the go , bagged it n ate it after I dropped off my son to school . My husband likes them with yogurt too . Or just as a snack . The macros in this isn’t too bad in my opinion . If you’re on keto , this recipe probably won’t work for you . Trying to make it healthier option , I opted for old fashioned oats . I don’t buy oat flour , I just…

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    The start of a homeworkout ..

    March 14th was the beginning of my home workout . I found things I bought few weeks prior to this , suddenly has become super useful . Funny , I’m not the type of person who likes to buy fitness equipment but I suddenly really wanted that ab roller . Package I bought came with jump rope and mini parallettes . The mini parallettes I ended up using for pushups actually . But even without it , you still can do pushups easily , we all have floors . Do regular pushups will be just fine , knee on or off the floor , whatever works . I like doing…

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    Staying positive ..

    Hi everyone , it seems like it’s been ages since my last entry . Maybe it’s been several years . As we’re all aware by now , just like that the world has been turned upside down . Just a little over two weeks ago , actually was last day of school for my young teenager son . I believe it was March 12th . I just never thought that in an instant everything seems becoming so strange , out of normal . My first social distancing day was that Friday , which was supposedly the beginning of spring break at school . We planned to go to visit my…