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Super Slow

While I was writing this post, I was filling up an online form to renew my passport (I’m only a GC holder so still need my Indo passport if I want to travel outside of the US). However, that stupid server was so 1997- kept giving me time out and I was almost DONE with the form..just need to upload the picture! Guess what? It was time out and I had to start filling everything..ALL.OVER. AGAIN. Gosh!
Not to mention how slow that connection as well.

Anyway, what did I have today after my morning workout?
Just like yesterday, I combined my post-workout meal (sweet potatoes/tubers) with my breakfast. And I made one for Hubby K as well.

Can you guess which bowl is mine?

I topped my lunch with this avocado.

Super sweet orange from Farmer’s Market as my dessert.

Apparently, I might a bit under-packed my lunch today as I was still a bit wee hungry afterward. Fear not, this came in handy!

Work was a bit busy and I finally got a chance to learn some new script to implement to my project. Took me almost a whole day to figure it out, but it works, although I think I should be able to figure out how to make it works to the way I want it to be.

Dinner was something that you should be familiar with 🙂
Lotus Root Soup

Sliced whole avocado, steamed broccoli and 3 slices of char siew

Ok, apparently that passport application server was totally DIED. Sigh…I need to refill the entire form again. Geez, I guess I’m spoiled now. When we first got an internet decades ago back in Indonesia, we were using 56k dial up connection and we were super happy already. I can’t imagine how to browse the internet with that kind of connection now. I barely could tolerate when a page takes more than 1/2 second to load.

Alright have a good night!


Posted by on May 10, 2011 in food, life


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Primal Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siew)

I’ve been wanting to make my own Chinese BBQ Pork (Primal way) so for sure I can’t depend on store bought sauce as they usually contain loads of sugar, corn syrup, msg, wheat and all other junks.

After researching various different recipes online, I finally came up with my own version and I had to say, this turned out pretty good!

Primal Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siew)
5-6 garlic cloves
2 star anise
1 Tbsp five spice powder
1-5 Tbsp raw honey
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika powder
1/4 cup tamari soy sauce (wheat free)
3 lbs pork butt

1. Peel and mash the garlic using mortal/pestle or your favorite blender. Mix all the seasonings together.

2. Place the pork butt in a gallon size zip lock bag, and rub the marinate evenly. Pierce the meat with fork so it will absorb more of the marinate. Marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight for the best taste.

3. Pierce the rotisserie skewer into the pork butt. Tied the loose ends so the meat won’t flying around while rotating in the oven.
(Note: You can also use BBQ Grill. I don’t have one 🙂 )

4. Place the skewered pork butt in the oven. Bake in 325°F for 1 1/2 hour.

5. Remove the pork butt from the oven after it cooled down. Remove the skewer and cut off the strings.

6. Slice.

Enjoy! Not overly sweet, just perfect and it still has that distinct taste of Chinese BBQ Pork, minus the junk ingredients.


Posted by on April 24, 2011 in food, recipe


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Citrus Thyme Pork Chops

I made this dish on Sunday late afternoon. After being gone the whole day on Saturday, I knew I had to start do my batch cooking soon for the upcoming week.

Citrus Thyme Pork Chops
7 slices of pork chops -trimmed all visible fat
1-3 tsp of garlic powder
1-2 tsp paprika powder
1 Tbsp dried thyme
1 tsp coriander powder
Salt and pepper accordingly
1 fresh squeezed orange juice

1. Marinate the pork chops for couple hours or overnight

2. Preheat skillet with 1-2 tsp of ghee (I think I used a bit more to make the meat juicer since it was super lean)
3. Pan fry until done – turn occasionally

Sweet, salty and a bit of tangy plus juicy! Enjoy!


Posted by on March 8, 2011 in food, recipe


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