At Home, At Work, Diet

One Hope – California Cabernet Sauvignon


Dinner & Wine
This wine is a bit too sweet for me. My palate has changed.


Breakfast: Cookie & Cream Scoop Cake + Coffee

My annual physical result came back. Blood sugar rate is slightly higher than the normal range. I think I had too much sugar last two weeks. Japanese meals contains more sugar and salt than American or Italian. So I will cook or eat less Japanese from now on.

At Home, At Work, Diet, My Cooking

Mushroom Cream Curry

Dinner: Mushroom & Beef Cream Curry, Carrot Salad, Bell Pepper, Egg

I am on low carb diet

Still need some sugar
This is a great chocolate. Love the design.





At Home, At Work, Diet, My Cooking

Salted Lemon Pork Hot Pot (ねぎ豚塩レモン鍋)

I found the recipe on Delish Kitchen TV and tried it. It tastes way better than I imagined although all ingredients were not measured precisely. This would be our regular menu for dinner in winter.

Ingredients: Napa Cabbage, Green Onion, Sliced Pork Belly, Garlic, Sesame Oil, Lemon, Chicken Broth, Salt and Pepper *I added fried tofu that’s not on the original recipe

Put vegetables and pork with garlic and chicken broth in the pot and heat until boiling then turn down heat for 10 minutes.

Make salted lemon sauce by mixing chopped green onion, chicken broth, lemon juice, sesame oil, salt & pepper.

Add the sauce to the pot and heal 5 more minutes.

That’s all!

I am glad that he loves it too.


Breakfast: Banana, Strawberries, Shrimp chips

Lunch: Oden & Rice

At Home, At Work, Diet

Trying Low Carb Diet but Not so Successful


Snacking after breakfast

This rice cracker with curry powder is so delicious.

Lunch: Gyoza & Rice

This is dashi pack produced by a friend’s family.

While I make oden with the dashi, I had an instant miso soup that another friend gave me during the Japan trip.

Dinner: Oden (low carbs)

Then he came home with a friend after a couple breweries and dinner, drinking coffee and enjoying some sweet stuff.

I couldn’t refrain myself from enjoying too.


At Home, At Work, Diet, My Cooking

Low Carb Meals

Breakfast: Yellow Peach, Blueberry Yogurt Cake

Lunch: Tomato, Broccoli, Salmon & Mushroom Ajillo, Zucchini Peperoncino

Afternoon Break #1

Afternoon Break #2

Dinner: Chicken Sou Vide with Bell Pepper Yogurt Sauce, Curry Pickled Egg, Salmon Ajillo

At Work, Diet, Food Delivery, Restaurants

New Nails, Fish Soup Noodle & Frozen Yogurt

I usually don’t get nails. Three weeks ago, I got nails for a friend’s wedding. Mmmm, I feel so uplifted. But, my nails grow and get gap so fast. Last couple days, I got nails tipped and peeled so bad and felt so down 😦

So…I stopped by the nail salon and get new nails. Feels like spring and happy again 🙂

Then I went to Huong Vi for dinner. My husband went out with co-workers.

Friday Special: Bún Cá Thì Là $8
I called them to reserve this morning. It’s so delicious.

He came back home and asked me out for frozen yogurt. We had Honey Greek and Caramel Macchiato. What a coincidence! Last year, I had fish soup noodle and frozen yogurt on the same day 😛


Breakfast: Banana, Berries, Icelandic Yogurt

Lunch: Freshy – Steak Peppercorn with Sauteed Carrots & Asparagus, Mashed Potatoes (500 calories, 30g carbs, 6g sugar)

Steak is so tender. This is something I would order again. Portion is kinda big, so I prefer to split two different meals and tastes various food.

Hot Chocolate in the afternoon