It's the time of the year again to make truffles! Here's the recipe ....

A variation from the previous recipe is - coat it with coconut flakes or bits of crushed pepper mint candies. (Pipe the chocolate mixture from piping bag and place them in the freezer. OR, leave the mix in the refrigerator for about an hour, then use icecream scoops to scoop out balls of it, roll it with hands.)

Wrap them in different pretty boxes, place them in nice glass bottles and give them as gifts! :)


Christmas breakfast for nurse managers

Some pictures of the set-up...

Every person had a card with 4, one-word phrases that describes them...

Topping for the freshly-made Waffles

Waffles and Turkey Sausage

Happy Holidays!


Updated Fall 09..

Mummy came to visit us and it was such a blessing to have her. :) She is a fine example of how deep God's love is for His children. I am touched by her dedication. It is sum of the many little things she does makes that makes her very special in my heart.

@ Getty Villa

Over thanksgiving, we went up-north to Sacramento to visit Cheri. It was so nice catching up with her and hanging out with her fiancee and his family.

Had hot pot by the fire place on a rainy day... :)

We had to stop by San Francisco to visit Ghiradelli Chocolate factory :)

Sear's world's smallest pancakes. RJ Restaurant in Chinatown is one really nice chinese restaurant.

SOLVANG...largest Dutch capital in the USA
Aebleskiver- similar to pancakes, but in a round shape

Breakfast @ Rowland Heights

Foodservice Week Medical Center

Mid-Autumn Festival- Chang E Musical

Cooking Demonstration for the CHIP Program

The cooks and I did a cooking demonstration for the CHIP ( Coronary Health Improvement Program ) few weeks ago. It focuses on vegan, low sodium, heart healthy foods.
The menu includes roasted garlic herbed potatoes, baked broccoli, scalloped potatoes ( vegan) and roasted acorn squash soup.

Here's the recipe for one of the demos:

Roasted Acorn Soup
Yields 20-30 servings

3 cups vegetable stock
3 medium sized acorn squash
2 cups carrots
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 T ginger
5 cloves garlic
2 cups chopped garlic
1/2 tsp chopped thyme
1 cup cashew nuts
1 cup heavy cream ( OPT)
1 cup low-fat milk ( OPT)
fresh parsley- topping

Roast Vegetables in the oven
Puree the soup in small batches ( 1 cup at a time) using a food processor blender. Add in cashews into the blender.
Add to the stock. Slowly incorporate milk into the puree and stock ( opt)
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low; and simmer.
Garnish with fresh parsley.

Not bragging but the soup was really good! :) You got to try making it! :)

We wanted to show them simple ways to cook healthly at home. Adding garlic and herbs flavors foods tremedously. Eating well is a choice that you have to make. God bless! :)

BMC Christmas Breakfast 2009

It's my favorite season of the year again! :) I have not been updating my blog for the last several months but will be posting more about what had been happening in the next few posts.
This post is about CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST. Basically, it is the time of the year where Adminsitration serves food to employees...here are some pictures of what our kitchen did- despite having limitation of only having a refrigerated truck on our dock. Phase 2 of the construction ( where we will get out bigger walk-in refrigerators and freezer back) will be completed most likely at the end of the year of early next year. It's been raining a lot and hence, delaying the project...

Our 3-tier Christmas Cake - 2 flavors: fresh strawberry mousse and chocolate mousse

Bread Station- pastries, tea breads, mini cupcakes, bagels, and freshly baked breads ( baked that morning!)

Maple syrup butter, brown sugar butter, apple butter, whipped cream cheese to go along with the breads...

Beverage Station- Hot Chocolate and Coffee

Chocolate-dipped Strawberries, marhsmallows, roses on cones

Fruit Display
Omelet Bar! - Individualized just for you! Another item on the menu is garlic herbed roasted red potatoes..

Pick and Choose:Veggies and toppings

Merry Christmas! :)


Sysco Food show

As usual, we ate a lot at the Sysco food show.

I have to say that it was not as nice as I had expected it to be....

Miscellaneous pictures that were taken...

A decoration idea---

San Francisco and Monterey Bay

Over this Labor day weekend, we went up north for a short trip...and here are some pictures. :)

Caramel Pop corn @ Monterey Bay

Ghiradelli Chocolate factory @ San Francisco

Famous Sour dough bread @ SF

Williams Sonoma Store @ Union Square, SF

Recipes up on the wall..

Famous Sear's Pancakes & strawberry waffles!
Best freshly whipped cream in the market. :)

Best waffles :)
"Wholeness means the lifelong, harmonious development of the physical, intellectual, emotional, relational, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of a person's life, unified through a loving relationship with God and expressed in generous service to others." - Loma Linda University Medical Center
I love working for Loma Linda University Medical Center and embrace it's vision and core values. Wholeness, as described above is one of the core values. Taking mini breaks away from work to align one self with God, family and friends is healthy for the whole being.
Life is a blessing from God. Be a blessings to others! :)

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