I am SO freaking excited!!! Obama is THE MAN :D

For those that voted for him as well :] We’ve done it! We’re apart of history!!!!


To celebrate I had…



(reading Sammie’s blog!!!)





I ended up taking another shower, brushing my teeth and hiding my pb and spoon outside in the COLDDDDD kitchen instead of keeping it in my room.

Bee’s Knees <3 I wish it was more HONEY tasting tho but it’s still SOOO GOOD… Must try the MAPLE one, especially since Erica RAVES about it in almost every entry :] !!!!


Now onwards to the more, “boring” stuff… haha…

I’ve been craving some sort of chili for AGES SOOOOOOO… since I bought TONS of beans this wkend… :] (365 Brand, Prepared Beans… Unsalted!!! from Whole Foods) I decided to use a few cans up!!!

The result??? Tiffie Chili!!!!

First I made the base…
– ~3 or 4 cups of Homemade chicken stock.. maybe more?! I didn’t measure :]
– 1 Canned Tomatoes
– 4 Carrots (varied colors)
– 2 Celery
– 2 LARGE Shallots
– 1/4 Red Kuri Squash (w/ skin on)
After it was all tender I pureed it til it had bits in the smoothhhhh thick soup!!! I added flavorings of cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, hot pepper flakes, course black pepper… Errrr… some other secret ingredients :]

Then I added the beannnns…
– 1 can (~ 1.5c) Garbanzo Beans
– 1 can (~1.5c) Red Kidney Beans
Stirred it in and then added the GREEEENS of choice…

– Thinly sliced Leek (big huge huge huge one)

Stirred and served… the longer you keep it warm the softer and more cooked the leeks are, I like them still crunchy :]

I also steamed the rest of my kale <3 YUM, to finish off…

Num num num!!! I’m SOOO in love with STEAMED kale now.. I used to love it just quickly sauteed with garlic and a little oil… but I realized how tender and sweet it gets steamed :]

I topped my chili on top of it!! With extra hot pepper flakes <3

And then I had to look for my spoon, which was hiding :]

I had some more…


(I still duno why my iPhone randomly does that but it’s kinda cool haha)

And another bowl…

Baked Red Kuri Wedges

They were creamy, sweet and VERY chestnut like :] They’re very similar to the kabocha but less dry :]

And another bowl.. I started dipping my squash in it since it was so thick it was llike my bread :]

I had so many bowls… 4? 5? I lost count.. I was stuffed… BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTT obviously I ate more…

ANYWAYS I’ve decided that next time, I shouldn’t eat and watch the election on the news.. I ended up eating tons of Chocolates…

Almond Pocky

& Coconut Pocky
[ unpictured cuz it was devoured too fast!!! ]

Fruit Time was…. Longans + Rambutans

The Rambutans

The Longans

Peeled :]

I ended up eating…. 22 Rambutans and 45 Longans :D YUM!

*yawn* I’m sleepy now.. but I have some work to get done… I’m SOOO happy Obama won :D YAY!!!

Barley, VOTE OR I KILL YOU (haha jk) & Health Update…

VOTE or I’ll beat you with my pink lunchbox. Then you’ll have to live with two shames. 1. You didn’t vote and contribute to HISTORY in the making & 2. You got beat up by a girl with a PINK lunchbox :]

Vote Dior!!! HAHA jk! .. maybe ;]

Last Nite:

I baked BEER bread again w/ my cherry blossom beer!!! This time for flavoring I added 1/4c Brown Sugar, 2 Bananas (one mashed, one sliced), dark & milk chocolate chunks, honey, Mexican vanilla… and drizzled the top with chocolate chunks and honey :] YUM!!! The whole house smelled AMAZING last nite!!!


& Dark Chocolate while watching BEOWULF (I LOOOVE this movie!!!)

Sour Patch kids while I watched Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives :] Guy Fieri Love!!!


Barley has currently replaced my oats *gasp* Not replaced as in love but just my current OBSESSION!!! :] SOOO GOOD!!! I’m starting to experiment and in two days I’ll get my Bob’s Red Mill package with things like Rolled Spelt, Rye & Barley to play up my oats with :] My mom says barley is really really good for skin sooo :] MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH!!!

Breakfast —
Coffee &

Pearled Barley, Jujubes & Red Beans (紅豆 or Adzuki Beans). I added water to it and microwaved it for 3.5 in my work microwave so it was hot bubbly and porridge-ier. Before it was kinda like rice. I like goop :] I take back what I said about thick soups and stuff, I’m starting to really really like “thicker” liquids. Lately I’ve been saying no to thin broths… I’d rather just drink hot water.. haha…

Now onto the health scare, I know some of you guys are worried and I was gonna wait until I had a real diagnosis and more doctor evaluation BUT… I’ve been in and out of doctor offices for awhile (past year or so) I had horrible nose bleeds and earlier this year I was diagnosed with anemia. I got my nose cauterized (for the second time in my life) about 2 months ago and that fixed the nose bleeding but my anemia has gotten worse (despite me taking supplements and eating a lot healthier) IN FACT SO, that Friday nite, after my physical, the blood lab doctor called me at 10pm to tell me that attention needed to be brought to this. My blood count level is dropping and has been dropping since my last visits to the doctor and they’re not quite sure why or where the blood is going. My anemia has also gotten a lot lot worse. FORTUNATELY it’s not so bad that I have to be hospitalized, but I do need to be careful since I’m always passing out, lightheaded and have shortness of breath (which explains a lot since I’m always tired, passing out, dizzy and can’t breath well, especially recently. BUT don’t worry I’m being careful and I already set up an appointment with a hematologist to figure out what’s wrong with me asap.

edit @ 1200pm

OOO exactly NOON! Anyways. SO. I have a meeting at 1215.. and that goes into my next meeting… and then another.. so basically 1215 – 3 SO… despite my lack of hunger from all that yummie barley & adzuki… I forced myself to eat a guava and a bag of grapes…

Haha “forced” makes it sound like it wasn’t enjoyable and while they were tasty, my stomach just ugh. Wasn’t enjoying adding more food to it…

I haven’t been feeling well and I’m having some issues breathing… >_<; Hopefully the guava+grapes will hold me over til after the meeting. I’m feeling a bit nauseous.. but I do have some more fruit and a bag of GoLean for the ride home (I’m leaving @ 3 to go vote!)

I smell french fries but I can’t stomach it right now :[ I was planning on making a vegetarian chili for dinner since I bought so many beans… I was gonna make a pumpkin or tomato based chili with beans, leeks, etc… but now I’m not so sure. Maybe just some pumpkin oats & steamed kale & I’ll make the chili tomorrow. BESIDES, I duno how long I’ll be in line for to vote after work today. Haha… we’ll see. OK, meeting time, see you guys after dinner!!!!

edit @ 219pm

A quickie before my 230 ;] I’m a rebel like that. I always need time to eat and blog!!!!
I was kinda hungry after my string of meetings, I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the day :] Woot!

A few more grapes.

1 kiwi & 2 strawberries…
My tummie feels a bit off :T

My voting gear today!!!!

Me working hard in my meetings …. doodling :] SHHH I really WAS paying attention I just like multitasking :]

EEEE leaving in 40 min to go VOTE!!! & then hopefully have time to stop by Trader Joe’s for a few items

BTW, to add to the FREE Starbucks & the FREE Ben & Jerry’s when you vote today you can ALSO get a FREE Krispy Kreme!!!!

Krispy Kreme