4.25.2010

Travels...

After uploading several posts tonight, I thought I should post up some pictures of what I had done the past several months....
These are my memories but I know that this is public website where anyone can view it. I have to admit that I am a very private person...and sometimes I wonder if I should share more about my life.
We went to the Bay Area, San Francisco/San Hose over the Lunar New year weekend...
 
Here's me preping for Roasted garlic potatoes..
Pancakes we made..
my buddies...
Joshua Tree Retreat....
@ Stephanie's Bridal Shower...
Hanging out with friends @ Roland Heights...Dim Sum & Ten Ren's Tea Station...
Rollarblading @ Newport Beach :)
With my bossom friend... can always count on her!:)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY  Noi! :)

Strawberry Swirl Brownie Cheesecake

An easy brownie cheesecake that I've made a few times. To make it healthier, substitue applesauce for oil!! I use strawberries because this is the strawberry season. Any type of berries can be used.

Brownie Crust:
1, 20 oz package or 1 pouch Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 Tbsp vanilla Essence

Cheesecake:
1 cup (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, mashed

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325°F. For Brownie Crust: In medium bowl, stir together brownie mix, water, oil and egg until moistened (about 40 strokes). Spoon batter into lightly greased 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10-12 minutes.
For Cheesecake: Place cream cheese and sour cream in medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, mix on low speed 2 minutes or until smooth. Add egg and mix until blended. Add sugar and vanilla and continue to mix until smooth. Spoon cream cheese mixture randomly over brownie crust. Drop spoonfuls of strawberries randomly over cream cheese mixture. Swirl with tip of knife for marbled effect. Bake 55-60 minutes or until filling is set. Cool thoroughly. Store in the refrigerator.
Makes 12 servings

Pretty Things

Pictures of various desserts @ The Extraordinary Desserts Restaurant in San Diego...


 
Spring is here...and flowers are blossoming! In San Diego, The Flower Fields is a beautiful place to visit. Most of the flowers are Ramnuculus, which is  a member of the buttercup family of flowers. Stretches of these flowers filled the land with awe. Many pictures were taken to capture the memory of the scent, fresh air and touch of God's handiwork on earth...
Leaving The Flower Fields brought a sense of longing desire for Jesus to return soon- so that we can enjoy eternity with Him, in a land where no eyes have seen..........

Sysco Food Show - Spring 2010

Some pictures..




4.24.2010

Healthy People 2010 & Pictures

Catering for Employee forum at BMC...
Some pictures...

To make, purchase a cone-shaped foam and use toothpicks to stick the cut fruits into the foam.
The "palm tree" effect with the leaves on the top came from a "fake" plant that we took apart...




Healthy People 2010 was awesome!!! :)
For all the videos and lecture outlines, check out : http://www.healthypeopleconference.org/.
I really enjoyed Dr. DEAN ORNISH's presentation!
One pointer he shared was:
"I" = "I"LLNESS
"WE" = "WE"LLNESS
To have optimal health and wellness, WE need to be in a community where we can be connected with others. We are created to be loved -and love.
Illness results when "I" comes into place, and neglect the importance of others.

Here is one of my favorite pictures over the Lunar new year...

God bless!

Update on the Walk-in Fridge Construction Project

The hospital where I work at...Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center. :) Took a picture since the trees were blossoming with flowers.

The Walk-In refrigerator and freezer extension outside the building

The refrigerated truck to accomodate all our food supplies...












































Inside the new walk-in freezer-March 2010

April 2010

Inside the old walk-in freezer and refrigerator....now the whole space is a walk-in refrigerator! Expected Completion is in May 2010...can't wait! :)

What we made for a catering request yesterday...Decorated cookies flower pot...
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