Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Shrimp Rice and Healthy Soup : Dec 11, 2012

Here is what we ate for dinner today...
Not that no one cares...lol

Shrimp rice AKA Nanna Luna's Rice (courtesy Giada de Laurentis)
And healthy soup that I just whipped up with whatever I had...

This shrimp rice is different!! 
And I loved it. Of course my husband liked it too.
Shrimp cream sauce over brown rice...not only sounds good but tastes good!!
The buttery yummy rice absorbs lemony cream sauce makes

For 2 servings:
1 cup rice
1/2 stick of butter
About 2 cup of chicken broth
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 clove of garlic minced
1 lb of shrimp peeled and deveined
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon of hot sauce
1/2 cup whipping cream 
Black pepper

First I sauteed brown basmati rice with 1/2 of the butter until it's golden brown into saucepan...well it's brown rice so it is brown.....but you know what I mean...right??
And add chicken broth and salt. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer covered for 20 to 25 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. And rest covered for 5 minutes.

In a large skillet, melt the rest of the butter and add garlic and cook until aromatic. Add the shrimp, lemon juice, and hot sauce. Cook for few minutes until the shrimp is pink and cooked through. Stir in the cream and heat through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Pour the shrimp cram sauce over the rice:)

The healthy soup is easy.
I just mixed chicken stock, carrots, onion, spinach, kale, peas, black beans, tomato can and cooked. And some herbs, salt and pepper to flavor it.
It doesn't get healthier than that!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Blogvember Day 17: The future volleyball player

My daddy is playing volleyball at a tournament today.
I am just hanging around with other people.
But I am going to play volleyball just like my daddy when I get older!
I am sure my daddy can teach me volleyball to be a great player!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Blogvember Day 16: Kuro and sisters.

I am bog sitting today.
They are my dog, Kuro sisters.

They arrived around 6:30 in the morning and have kept playing almost all day, now they are taking a break invading our couch... B-)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Blogvember Day 11: having a blast!!

Since my ankle hasn't healed and I cannot take my dog for a walk, I took him to a dog park.

I was kind of worried that he might bark at other dogs.
Because he did last time we came.

But he did not bark at all, instead, he had blast playing other dogs well, like 2 dogs...
There are only 5 dogs there and other three were too old to play.

I thought he only plays with his sisters, but he knows how to play with other dogs!
I am so proud of him!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Blogvember Day 8: 4 days after burning my chest

I don't know if you read my blog before, I posted a blog few days ago about burning my chest with hot coffee.

Here is my chest being red and tender...and itchy!!
Again, it is more red in person.

Everytime I breastfeed Ken, he pushes and scratches the area so skins are pealing..painful...

I hope I don't get a permanent scar..

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Blogvember Day 7: Funny but still cute picture

Because Ken's diaper is so bulky, it makes his front looks like butts....lol

Blogvember Day 6: Kuro got sick

Kuro got sick.

He has been vomiting for more than a day.
And he tries to hide from something... by going to behind the couch under the desk.

It happened before but it seems to be worse this time.
So I took him to a veterinary.
The vet took a x-ray and blood to make sure nothing is stuck in his stomach and he didn't eat something toxic.

The result...
Well, she couldn't find anything obvious.
So she concluded that Kuro ate something that upset his stomach.

She gave him anti vomiting and a shot for dehydration.

Now he looks better and hungry... since he hasn't eaten for more than 2days..

We started with a little bit of baby food which the vet recommended and he loves so much.

I am so glad that it was nothing serious.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Blogvember Day 5: Explore!!

Ken loves to chew on EVERYTHING!!
Oh, maybe all babies do.

That's how it goes...

And here is how he does on video...

So cute!!!
I can imagine once he starts crawling, he goes everywhere and put everything he finds into his mouth...

I'd better start cleaning up the room!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Blogvember Day 4: Burnt my chest!!

Yes, as you can guess what happened to me today from the title, I burnt my chest.
I went to Krispy Kream and get a hot latte and a dozen of donuts. 
As I opened the door to the outside, I flipped the coffee over and spilled it over my chest.

The coffee was steaming hot!!!

This is my chest after....
I put some aloe and Vaseline and covered with wrap.
Can you tell it's red??
It is more red in person, and painful.
It happened this morning and now it's night time.
The pain subsided but still tender.

Well, donuts were good so it's worth the pain...lol


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Blogvember Day 3: A day at a mall

It was a nice day and we had a gift card that we needed to use, so we went to a mall.
It had been a while since I went to the mall last time.

We just spent money on chocolate....at my favorite chocolate shop, Chuao.
The first time I came here was probably three years ago, my husband took me here.
They have creamy gelato here too.

It was hard to walk with a sprained ankle, but it was such a nice walk.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Blogvember Day 2: Look a like!!

My husband and I were watching TV and this little puppy showed up..
Courtesy a place to love dogs .com
Does it look familiar??

My husband: "That dog reminds of Ken."
Me: "That what I was going to say!!"

Here he is.
Cute face reminds of the cute Pomeranian puppy...

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Blogvember day 1: That's his skill.

We are at a public gym now, my husband is playing volleyball; I am taking a break because I sprained my ankle last week.

If our baby, Ken is well fed, he can sleep anywhere, even at a gym where is so loud.

He doesn't care people yelling and balls bouncing on the floor, he can still sleep through those noises.

What a skill!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

***Birch Box*** October 2012

Harvey Prince / Yogini
 Full size $26 - $55
"Take a deep breath and relax with this calming scent. Notes of sandalwood, Egyptian myrrh, and grapefruit will help you feel as good as you smell."

Mox Botanicals / Pomegranate & Fig Lip Butter

full size $16.00
"Made in Portland, this eco-chic balm revives lips with avocado oil and shea butter."

NUXE / Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil
Full size $30 -$46
"Make up artists flip for this multi-use oil, which gives face and body a pretty sheen and also helps to smooth flyaways."

the Balm cosmetics / Mary-Lou Manizer

Full size $24.00
"Play up your best features with this three-in-one highlighter, shadow, and all-over shimmer."

Kusmi Tea / Detox and Euphoria Teas 
Full size $23.95
"These detoxifying French tea blends from Kusmi's new Wellness Essentials collection are delicious and healthy."

Eco Emi October Box, 2012

Maximum Curl Defining Cream by. Shea Radiance

8 oz $16.00
"This leave-in styling hair conditioner is a great way to help create perfect curls without frizz or gorgeous waves. Nourishes starved hair cuticles with proteins that moisturize and strengthen. Holds gently, resists humidity for beautiful long-lasting curls and smells amazing, so clean and fresh!"

Tea Tree Facial Cleanser by. Zen Society Skincare 

8oz $16.00
"This amazing gel-based cleanser gently removes daily build without stripping away the skin's natural oils. It cools and brightens tired and dull skin and helps to control excess oil. Made using organic tea tree oil which helps to promote a clear and healthy complexion."

Vanilla Almond granola by. Ola Foods 
9oz bag $5.99
"A simple blend of crunchy clusters of oats and almonds infused with pure vanilla and maple. There's something about the warm vanilla and crunchy almonds that makes everyone feel cozy with this snack."

Copper Kisses Lip Gloss by. The All Natural Face
.43oz $4.60
"This is a mica based gloss so it is full of sparkle and is being featured in a perfect autumn and holiday copper shade. It's natural and soft yet classy and looks great on all skin tones with a lasting nice warm sparkly glow."

Star Anise & Coffee Handmade Natural Soap by. Dew Puff
 4.5 oz $7.00
"This is created using finely ground coffee which lifts away dead skin cells, dirt and grime. Excellent for exforliating rough spots like elbows and feet. This soap also is perfect by the kitchen sink as it provides a natural way to take the strong scent of garlic, onions or fish from your hands while cooking."

Basic H2 Organic Supper Cleaning Concentrate by. Wendy Schmitt Independent Shaklee Distributor 
 16 oz $12.15
"This little sample is enough to create two whole bottles of cleaner and Shaklee's full size 16 oz bottle creates an unbelievable 48 gallons of super-safe, really powerful, all purpose cleaner."

Organic Fruit Snacks by. Tasty Brand 
30 bags $29.95
"These have no GMO's, no high-fructose corn syrup and no artificial colors or flavors. It's a Guilt-free snack for kids ages 2 to 102. Ideal for kids' lunch-boxes or a portable treat for yourself"


Happy Halloween!!

This is the first costume my baby Ken wear on his first Halloween in his life :)
So cute!!

Hope everyone has a fun Halloween!! 

I've been eating m&m all day....

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cute together

My husband and I were worried about Kuro (our dog) getting jealous before we brought Ken home from the hospital.
But surprisingly Kuro seems to love Ken at the first sight.
As soon as we brought our baby, Kuro was wagging his tail and tried to lick Ken :)
Now it has been 4 and half of months, Kuro loves to take a nap by Ken's side, and likes to lick Ken.

Ken is curious about Kuro.
He always looks at him and seems fascinated by whatever Kuro does.
Ken is still too young to play with Kuro, but they are going to be best friends!!



Thursday, September 27, 2012

Eco Emi September Box

This month's Eco Emi box is good!!
I love Eco Emi boxes because they always come with little pouches that I can reuse.
Like this.

Facial cleansing towelettes by Burts Bees

10 ct $3.00
"Remove make-up, cleanse and tone in one easy step. Infused with White tea and Cucumber extracts plus Aloe, these towelettes clean your face and will give your skin the care it needs no matter where you are."

**Yay! I've wanted to try this one for a while :)

Silken Earth Powder Blush in Honey Bronze by. Aubrey Organics

"Silk-based blush $ contour powder adds color and contrast where you want it to highlight your best features and brighten your complexion for a soft, natural look. Perfect Autumn color!"

Organic milk chocolate Angell crisp bars by Belly Lou's inc.

 12 ct box $21.49
"Made with Fair Trade Certified and organic ingredients. Angell bars are naturally good and divinely delicious. Gluten free."

**Yay, chocolate!!! Anything chocolate is welcome :)

Assorted lip balms by Good ortune

"Made with cocoa butter, shea butter, grapeseed oil, candilla wax, vitamin E, and essential oils. Chocolate peppermint, coconut, peppermint, or orange vanilla."

Original Green Tea Leaf Mints by SEN CHA

bulk mint bag $15.00
"SEN CHA Original was the world's first green tea mint. Three of these mints have the same antioxidants as one glass of green tea.Delicious treats anytime of day with a touch of mint & the lush flavor of green tea. Also available in Chai, Mint, Dragonfruit & Mango."

Beauty Rejuvenating Night Creme by Biao Beauty

"The key to youthful skin as you age is taking care of it when you are young. Biao Beauty Rejuvenating Night Cream drenches & nourishes your complexion with flower, fruit and root botanicals to absorb quickly, while antioxidants guard skin against free radicals."

Lavender Sea Laundry detergent by Safonique

50 oz $5.97
"Infused with all natural eco friendly ingredients & essential oils. Safonique uses the soothing scent of lavender to help you relax your mind, body and spirit making your laundry experience a time for meditation and relaxation while decreasing your carbon footprint"

Organic Soy Nut Trail Mix by. Crum Creek Mills

10 packets &5.50
"This trail mix is an organic blend of soy nuts, raisins, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and chocolate chips. Vegan, organic, high in fiber and protein.

Soft Conditioner & bubbling Body wash by. Sparkle Hearts

10 oz $9.99
"Vitamin B-5 moisturizes your mane and builds bouncee. Shea butter and jojoba restore the gorgeous glow of your tresses and add serious shine. Wheat protein performs intense hair repair for a healthy look. Pair with Sparklehearts shmapoo. Bubbling body wash is a safe and natural way to cleanse your skin without drying it out."

Skin Detox and Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life

16 bags $4.99
"Green tea blueberry slim gives you the energy you need for an active lifestyle while dieting. Skin detox cleanses from the inside which helps to promote clearer glowing skin."