6.28.2014

MBA!!! Finally :-)

Baby shower

Adrianas fun butterfly theme baby shower.. all.these desserts were home made! :-)

2.13.2014

Hotpot and hearts

Had hotpot today :-) made 3 typs of dressings: 

1. lime juice, ponzu, soy sauce, garlic, mirin, sesame oil, chili oil, sugar, fish sauce
2. kecap manis, sweet chili sauce, mirin, ponzu, siracha
3. mushroom oyster sauce, lu mama chili sauce, chili oil, mirin, soysauce, sesame oil, fish sauce, tempura dipping sauce

other ingredient: rib eye, fish ball, beef ball, fish cake, fish dumpling, bee hoon, tung hoon, veggies, chicken, 

tang yuan w ginger brown sugar water

egg rolls

sugar cane, longan, chrysanthenum tea, lemon tea

chocolate fountain w strawberries, pound cake

2.09.2014

Updates! & Chocolate truffle Trifle recipe :)

Its been a long time since I posted any updates. Here are some pictures ~ from Christmas 2013 to Chinese new year 2014! :-)
 Hawaiian theme christmas breakfast 
:-)
Dark and White Chocolate Truffle Trifle! Got this from my Brazillian chef. :)
Recipe:
10 oz of semisweet dark chocolate
10 oz of white chocolate ghirardelli
Three cans of table cream

Place each chocolate in a double boiler once the water begins to boil turn off the heat and allow the chocolate to melt for approximately 10 minutes. 
Once chocolate has melted mix well with spatula and allow to slightly cool.
Mix in one and one half can of
Table cream in each chocolate and mix well with a whisk.

Add the berries in between the white and dark chocolate truffles and on top for decoration. 

Serve in individual cups or glass pan
chocolate truffles
rose parade
new years day dinner
mystery basket for cooks interview
tap la cny dinner
@ loma linda chinese church w Jayce and Reed's baby..Kara
taiwanese cny w rapper
chilling at le arbre cafe
anna w her machine in ten ren 
yee chinese family association cny dinner
These pictures were taken from my Galaxy S3 phone. I just found out that I can upload photos directly from my phone! This is a big incentive for me to post more pictures..... :-)
Cheers to 2014! :) I am excited to see what this new year will bring. :)

7.19.2013

"Modern Man Modern Diseases" Health Series Show


This was a few months ago but I just realized that I have not blogged about it....

Yup, another project that kept me very busy....doing a TV show on Hope Chanel. Dr. David Fukuda and I spoke on the Modern Man Modern Diseases show, featuring the acronym CELEBRATIONS. 

 The CELEBRATIONS acronym was developed by the Seventh-day Adventist Church Health Ministries Department to provide structure for presenting a balanced, wholistic approach to Christ-centered health and wellness. 
 We featured a mini food demo at the end of each 13 episode. Each show was 30 minutes long and we dedicated approximately 5 to 8 minutes of each show to talk about the importance of nutrition and how to make some healthful foods at home. 
 An example here would be TOFU SUSHI. Instead of using rice, use tofu. The tofu needs to be boiled, and drained. Mash the tofu, add some rice vinegar, or better yet, lemon juice and salt. Top it with any vegetables on top of the seaweed. 
 In one of the episodes, we did kale chips. :) It was a hit in the studio. Many people did not think that kale can be baked or dehydrated into chips. Season it with some salt, pepper and olive oil before baking. 
 Another demo we did was topping shallots, ginger, tomatoes or wakame on top of soft tofu. Season with soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper....
 Cheers....most of the behind-the-scenes people who made it happen! Everyone was so nice...it was a blessing to be part of this show. :)
 One episode consist of talking about legumes...
 There were too many demos that we did...when the show comes out, I'll post it here. Seriously, I have done several other shows on Loma Linda Broadcasting Network but I have never really watched myself on TV. It seems weird. It is fun to be on camera and people have told me that I look bubbly and am able to have good control of the time before and after the camera rolls. Oh well, I just do what I enjoy and share what God has blessed me with :)
Interviewed one of Dr. David's patients... She has an amazing testimony! She used to be on death-roll, with a whole bunch of medications, 200 pounds heavier and unable to walk. Now, she feels younger, and down to 3 medications. She even completed her Masters in Public and is currently helping her sister publish a book. She has never felt more alive! Few major changes she made - joined a church community, ate fruits and vegetables, exercise...and embraced spirituality. One reason why I like Loma Linda is the fact that we embrace the whole person care - spiritual, emotional, physical and mental. A sick person in the hospital is just as sick as someone who is not emotionally healthy. She recently joined the youth group camping trip and helps with many of the community projects. What a transformation God can do when we allow Him into our lives! 


I thought it summarized most of what we covered in each segment of the show, biblical aspect. :) There were many other medical aspects that were mentioned on TV....we are trying to publish a booklet too. Maybe when that is ready, I'll post the address here, so anyone one who wants a copy of it can write to the TV staiton :)

CELEBRATIONS is the way to optimal health that will allow one to live a long and fruitful life. :) Cheers!

CHOICES
  1. God's wish for you is a prosperous healthy life (3 John 2).
    • I choose to read one book this week on health.
    • I will share with two people a valuable health principle or practice.
  2. Jesus came to our world to help us have a more abundant life (John 10:10).
    • I will pray each day this week for God to help me discover the more abundant life.
    • I will ask _______________ to pray that my life will bring God glory.
EXERCISE
  1. In God we live, move, and have our being (Acts 17:28).
    • This week, I will exercise daily by walking (running, cycling ...) with the Lord as I pray for my neighbors when passing their homes.
LIQUIDS
  1. In Isaiah 41:17, the Lord promises water to the poor and needy who are thirsty. An adult needs a minimum of 6 to 8 glasses of water every day. Some researchers tell us that we need one ounce for every pound of body weight.
    • This week, I will focus my attention on drinking the water my body needs.
ENVIRONMENT
  1. God will destroy those who destroy the earth (see Revelation 11:18).
    • This week, I will seek to discover how I can better care for the environment.
BELIEF
  1. In Proverbs 3:5, we are invited to trust in the Lord with our whole heart and not depend on our understanding.
    • I will spend at least 15 minutes each day this week praying and studying for an increase of faith in God's ability to fulfill His promises.
REST
  1. Jesus invites us to come to Him and find rest (Matthew 11:28).
    • With Jesus' help, I will concentrate on getting sufficient rest (sleep, relaxation, vacations ...)
AIR
  1. The counsel to pray without ceasing (I Thessalonians 5:17) is often compared to our need to breathe.
    • I will seek to spend some time each day this week in the fresh air.
TEMPERANCE
  1. In I Corinthians 9:25, we are encouraged to be temperate in all things.
    • By God's grace, I will seek to avoid harmful foods, beverages, and activities, and to practice moderation in my work, phone use, television viewing, spending ...
INTEGRITY
  1. To choose a good name is better than great riches (Proverbs 22:1).
    • Recognizing that a "good name" (an honest, trustworthy character) is so valuable -- I will seek by God's power to follow the Holy Spirit's direction in my life.
OPTIMISM
  1. "Happy are the people whose God is the Lord (Psalm 144:15)." "Rejoice in the Lord always (Philippians 4:4)." One study (Breslow-Belloc) discovered that the death rate for unhappy people was 57 percent higher than for those who are happy.
    • By God's grace, I will seek to be a happy, joy-filled Christian.
NUTRITION
  1. In the first chapter of Daniel, we are told that he and his three friends requested a simple vegetarian diet. As a result, they were significantly wiser than the king's regular counselors.
    • I will seek to eat more healthfully, so I can better bring "glory to God" (see I Corinthians 10:31).
SOCIAL SUPPORT
  1. There is safety in seeking counsel from many (see Proverbs 11:14). It is not safe to always take one person's word as the final answer. It is important to get a second opinion. Ultimately, the counsel you choose to follow is up to you.
    • I plan to work with others (church friends, pastor, community resources ...) as I seek to practice healthy principles of Christian living and introduce others to the benefits of physical, mental, spiritual, and social health (Jesus' healthy life and ministry are described in Luke 2:52 and Matthew 4:23).

Singapore Achar and Tom Yum Assam Fish

I just came back from Singapore couple weeks ago. It was a very short trip to get some stuff done. Even though it was busy, I managed to get some rejuvenation and rest, and ate lots of yummy food!!!
 Definitely had to visit the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. A one billion dollar project ...City in the garden ..or garden in the city. It was nice to hang out with my family. Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to meet-up with many friends. Hopefully next trip!
 My dad and mum..
Gardens by the Bay...beside the Marina Bay Sands. (MBS)
I managed to go to 2 cooking classes. One of them taught -- Tom Yam Assam fish, Singapore Achar and Tapioca Kueh. It was delicious! The other class -- Polo bun, custard bao and Portuguese egg tart.
Tom Yam Assam Fish Recipe
Ingredients A : 150g shallots, 40g garlic, 30g turmeric, 20 g lengkuas, 3 Tbsp chili paste or 50 gm chili, 10 pieces of chili padi
Ingredients B : 500 ml thin coconut milk, 4 pieces lemon leaves, 4 tom yum cubes, 3 stalks lemon grass, 3 pieces assam peel, 90 g of assam + 400 g water
Ingredients C: 1 kg fish, 4 pieces tomatoes, 1 piece brinjal, 4 pieces lady fingers
Ingredients D: 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 200g thick coconut milk, 3 tbsp lime juice
Method :
1. Add oil into the wok, fry the ingredients from group A till fragrant
2. Add in group B, cook till boil
3. Add in group c
4. Add in group D


Recipe for Singapore Achar
Ingredients A:
1 kg cucumbers
300 g carrots
200g radish
600 g pineapple
5 pieces fresh red chili
300g peanuts
100g sesame seeds
350 g rice vinegar
350 g sugar
200g water
1 tablespoon salt

Ingredients B:
150 g small onions
50g garlic
25 g candle-nuts
20g galangal
20g turmeric
1 stalk lemon grass
50 g dried chili

Directions:
1. Slice cucumber, carrots, red and green chili and radishes into slices. Add in 1 tablespoon of salt and season for 20 minutes, rinse above contents with boiling water. 
2. Fry group B ingredients until fragrant, about 20 minutes. 
3. Boil rice vinegar, water and sugar, wait till cool
4. Add in ingredients from group A to B, and pineapples, mix well. 
5. Leave dish in the fridge for about 2-3 days. Add  in peanuts and sesame seeds just before serving. 
It is best eaten a day later to allow the vegetables time to absorb all the flavors from the sauces. 
Will post more recipes next time! 
I love my papa, mummy and 2 sisters. 
It was so precious to spend quality time with them. 
Thank you for all your blessings, Lord!  :) 
Cheers!

4.07.2013

Bo bit tet

Is a Vietnamese dish that my roommate cooked today. She can't find the English name for it so I will call it Vietnamese lettuce wrap. :) She also mentioned that each family does it differently.

Her family's version consists of lettuce as a base, topped with a slice of tomato, french fries, onions and beef. (For a vegetarian option, use tofu instead of beef). Caramelize the onions in a skillet and add in the garlic, meat or tofu. Season with vegetarian oyster sauce, pepper, sesame seed, salt and sugar.


It is drizzled with a sauce mix - lime, chopped garlic, sugar, hot water, fish sauce and diced fresh chili).


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