Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I want juice!

I think Erman and I are off to a good start this year with our slow carb meals  :D  We are also making more healthy smoothies now.  My fave blends are: 1. celery, pineapple and cucumber 2. spinach, ice and coconut oil 3. apple, celery and ginger.  
The next goal in our get healthy list is a slow juicer - especially after watching Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.  But in the mean time, I wish that I'll be lucky enough to win in ToT's Goodie Giveaway
The Prize: Juju Cleanse Solos!  Photo from
Just look at those juices!  I'd love to try the green bomb (Celery. Cucumber. Coconut Water. Malunggay. Pineapple. Romaine Lettuce. Spinach.) and the Red giant (Beets. Carrots. Ginger. Pineapple). Yum :)  I guess I also need to start reading about composting because there is a lot of peelings, seeds left over after juicing.  I will also need a lot of plastic bins for those :D

Monday, January 28, 2013

Meow Monday

 Starting the week with a cute photo of Nuggie :)
 Just look at that face <3
and the rest of his body. Haha!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Meal Planning

Do you plan your meals for the week?  I do a lot of cooking so I make it a point to organize my schedule and try to think of ways to be more efficient.  A huge chunk of my Saturday morning was spent slicing, mixing, mincing.  At the end of the day I had jars filled with pesto, minced garlic, crushed ginger with green onions and shredded carrots.  I also had about 20 cups of chicken stock and several types of marinated chicken.  Yum :)
Seems like a lot of work but it's really worth it since I get our meals prepared faster during the week.  For lunch today we had Bibimbap without the rice (we're limiting our carb intake so yup no rice).  It was easy to make considering that I had a lot of the stuff needed ready - just had to prep the spinach, sprouts and the fried egg. 
Next time I'd like to try freezing herbs and essential juices like lime, lemon and calamansi.  Hope I remember!  Happy Sunday folks :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy 2013!

Yes, I am 23 days late but just wanted to greet everyone a happy new year.  I wish that your year is off to a good start and that 2013 will bring you many wonderful things!  May we all have an abundant supply of happiness, good health, love and of course luck... just like this adorable grandma and her lovely white kitty! 

Here is a brief description that I got from the site:

"12 years ago, Miyoko Ihara has started to take photographs of her grandmother, Misao.  Miyoko wanted to leave a living proof of her. 

One day, her grandmother found a odd-eyed kitten in the shed.

She named the cat "Fukumaru" in hope that "God of fuku(good fortune) comes and everything will be smoothed over like maru(circle)".


Even thought she is 87 years old, she still go out into the fields everyday, and Fukumaru always accompany her."

You can check out more of the photos here.  I love all the photos!  Hope to get the book someday :) 

Sunday, January 20, 2013


I've been missing my cats a lot.  There is a stupid "no pets" policy here in our new place so the boys are in my mom's flat.  Luckily I just live 5 minutes away so I still get to visit them pretty often...  But I really miss having them around 24/7.  I miss Nug hugs at night and seeing Kumo go crazy - which happens a lot :P
I miss this cute Nuggie
When I go home I try to take a lot of photos so I can post them on my instagram (follow me, Meowbykate :D).  I love going through the album when I think of them.  Also glad that my mom and little sister keep me updated with Nug and Kumo pics on their accounts :D 
Nug hugs!
I miss this tubby kitty!  Nice to hug especially now that it's so cold at night.
 Kumo giving Nug a back massage
 times when Nug wants me to accompany him when he is eating
Mine! All mine!
Cute Kumo face
 We have a difficult time photographing Kumo though since he's always moving so fast!
Forced to hug :P
My husband hugging a sad looking Kumo :D  Don't worry, he put Kumo back down after a few seconds
 My plastic cats in our new home :,(  Hope they were real!  Now to get 22 drawer slides to hold all my cat memorabilia :D

Friday, January 4, 2013

Things that make me happy

Here is another random list (with photos) of the things that make me happy.  Hope to add a lot more things to this list this 2013. 
Awesome family vacation
Last year I was able to go back to Las Casas Filipinas de Azucar - but this time with my mom and siblings :)  We had a great time looking at all the old houses and just hanging out.  Hope to have more family vacations this year.
Best potato skins ever!!!
Potato skins at Meat Plus in Subic!  Too bad that the place is 3 hours away :(  We have to go back soon!
Happy Kumo
Happy Kumo high on catnip.  See that catnip tub on the right?  He managed to open the lid and empty all the contents on the floor.  Naughty cat :D
Finding secret messages
I randomly picked up and opened this book during one of our library visits to Bataan. Inside I found this very touching note
"Matthew, I love you with all my heart.  I think about you all the time.  I miss you my boy.  
God bless. your dad Rafael" <3
I think the book wanted me to read the note :)
Meeting Stormtroopers!
My good friend Jovan invited me to face paint at the hospital Christmas party where I met a lot of wonderful people and stormtroopers! 

And lastly, checking out the stuff at Got briefcases.  Haha!

This is it for now.  Happy weekend, folks! :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I'm sorry I let you rot

If there is one thing that I really hate, it's wasting food.  I feel sad thinking about how much good food people throw out on a daily basis.  This year (yes, this is my new year's resolution :D) I promise to be more aware of the food we buy and make sure that we do not waste any of it.

Anyway, here are some photos of the ones that did not make it in my kitchen :(  Huhu.   
I'm so sorry I forgot about you Fuji apple and singakamas
here's a close up of that fuzzy apple that I left in a basket for weeks.  Never again!
wrinkled and hard as rocks :(  Neglected for 3 months!  Eeks.
dried up calamansi.  I will make sure this time that I get to use the whole bag.

How about you... are you making any New Year's resolutions?  I really hope that I get to keep mine not just for this year but for life :)


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