Home Sweet Home

Nothing like being home, sick, and eating good old homemade mama’s cooking every single day YAY

Bittermelon & Pork Rib Soup

Spicy Pork Belly, Bamboo & Scallions

Marinated Cold Beef with Cilantro

Black Bean Bitter Melon

Chicken and Jujube Soup

Corn & Pork Rib Soup, Loofah & Japanese Mountain Yam, Spicy Pork Belly & Bamboo & Kong Shin Cai

Homemade Chicken Noodle soup with Shiitake and Spinach

Fried Eggs with Soy Sauce and Hot Sauce

Seaweed, Tomato and Chicken Soup with Oatmeal

Wood Ear Fungus with Ginger and Chicken

Dry Fried Green Beans

Spicy Eggplant

Pork Belly and Bitter Greens

Miami Day 2, Tanning, Hot Celebrity, Relaxation to the Extreme…

Can’t post about the previous night’s dinner just yet sooo…. skipping on… [don’t worry it’s in the works.. and will be posted once i get the go-to!]

What have you been waking up to lately? I woke up to this! GORGEOUS!!!! Even more beautiful than one I came into… and not ONE drop of rain! Altho a bird did land next to me while sunbathing and I screamed bloody murder lol…

Nice and early, so I got a delicious breakfast.. hot oatmeal with blueberries, raisins, brown sugar, pot of black coffee and “half a grapefruit” – They gave me a paper as well :]

The oatmeal was creamy and still chewy.  Actually felt more like pearl barley than oatmeal. but delicious… and felt like creamy.. but no dairy or milk ;]

THIS was HALF A GRAPEFRUIT?! I think not… it was amazzzzzing!!! Cold, fresh and sweet… :]  As you can see, there’s also a sprinkling of juicy blackberries, raspberries and strawberries – JOY!  SO refreshing and delicious.

Time to venture out there!!

Got an awesome seat by the oasis pool…

And got my tan on!!! It got SOOO hot, it was high-noon, that for an hour or two I was hiding under the umbrella reading from W’s kindle :]

I had lemonade envy yesterday so I got the peach-blueberry lemonade… with vodkaaaaa :D

And a few more Phantom Mojitos, I’m in love….

I was between a few things..

First off, who eats a TUNAMELT in the burning humid weather OUTDOORS?!?!? Gross!  I wanted it all. Wings, Pita, Burger, Falafel Wrap, Pizza [I had pizza envy so many ppl ordered it]

But #1 on my cravings/list was Fish Tacos!!!!

Not what I had… but similar.. mien was grilled long chunk of Mahi-Mahi, Pickled Slaw [mostly cabbage] and a delicious Cilantro Lime Creme…. I had a tub of jalapenos on the side. YUM

I was in the pool at the time they came so I had them cold, BUT, good stories….

SO WHILE I WAS THERE, Guess who was right next to me?! I thought he looked familiar.. took twitter to find out who he was tho.. Robert Ri’Chard of Vampire Diaries.. or the one that I remembered him from.. the first guy to die on House of Wax… Paris Hilton’s BF hahahaha…

He had a garden salad with no onions and no cheese…. he was hotttt!!!!  He just wandered around the pool talking to every girl that hit on him – in fact I think  I’m the only one who didn’t hit on him or try to talk to him LOL

The funny part was he kept saying what he REALLY wanted, but ate just the plain dressing-less salad. LAME. I hate it when guys can’t eat or are on a diet.  I like a guy who can eat with me, outeat me… ;] STILL, he is pretty hot. Body be BAAAANGING..

Back to me.. HAHA being cuz of too many mojitos… Getting my sun on!!! Haven’t been this tan in AGES!!!

SO I was planning on going to Blade for Sushi or Scarpetta [yep Scott Conant’s got place here] but W got off early and so we decided to just stay in, relax and order room service.

Two Chicken/Veggie/Noodle Matzo Ball Soups, Chicken Quesadilla, Chicken Tenders and Fries. SOOOO MUCH FOOD.  We also got honey mustard and ranch on the side for the tenders.. teehee…


“I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now & forever.  I promise to never forget that this is an once-in-a-lifetime love and to kno that in the deepest part of my soul that no matter what challenges might carry us apart, that we’ll always find a way back to each other”

Highlights of the end of 2011

Okay I’m pretty sure everyone hates me right now.. I’ve been writing my Best of 2011 post for awhile now… #fail… it’s getting longer and longer, almost a novel – NOT my intention. But aside from that, while I’ve been consuming good food…. I’ve been weird about making posts about them….

A few highlights of the end of 2011


Acadia ME: Acadia Cafe – Goodbye Breakfast

It was time to leave….. so we took some last pics by the lake by our hotel..

And it was time to leave…. But not without a good breakfast in our bellies first… so we went to my parents’ favorite breakfast place in the area… Acadia Cafe – it’s just a little way’s down the street from our hotel… not pricey, very cozy, simple and yummy

Mommy’s Oatmeal with Brown Sugar & Raisins.. and a Fruit Plate


Daddy’s Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries and Toast

My Omelette with Green Peppers, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Onions and a side of BACON!!!…

Where to now???

A nice long 5 hr trip/drive back home….

They call is SNOOZE cuz of the PANCAKE carb coma afterwards… ;D

Woke up super late but thankfully just in time to get a reservation at Snooze… I read about their Carrot Cake pancakes once in a Cookling Light magazine… I knew I had to visit.

This place is CROWDED… it was raining/snowing and hailing out but the place was still packed. We got there around 2ish and didn’t get a table until 3.  We even saw a lady walk in past 2:30 and was refused… she actually pouted… walked away and came back again with her boyfriend only to get rejected again lol.

Pancake Flight

Cinnfull Pancakes
glorious buttermilk pancake with white chocolate chips, drizzled with our homemade Bacon Caramel, vanilla cream sauce and topped with cinnamon butter. Brilliance

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i mean, it’s related to food…

My friends just know me too well.

Tiffie: haha thats awesome
E: ui swear Food Channel (especially Diners Driveins and Dives) makes me want to take a bite out of the TV
Tiffie: hahah YESSSSS
E: ah. another good one for you:

Tiffie: OMG
Tiffie: brilliant
E: oatmeal fetish + liquid crack = oatmeal crack
Tiffie: well said
E: i wonder if it works…
Tiffie: only one way to find out…

Bounce bounce bounce. Too much coffeee?!… too much CANDY!!!… I’ve been on a sugar high for the past two weeks or something. I really need to cut myself off…. you know… I think I need to start posting more again…

Lookie what I got in my meeting today.. one of my coworkers just came back from London…

vroom vroom…


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nutty surprises!!!!

Dinner last nite was growing and growing….

I started off with a huge bowl of kale, chopped beets & bamboo…

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almost time for lift off…

The past few days have involved lots of… FOOD :D Especially two nights ago when I went nuts and just ate 3 packs of figs. One in oatmeal, one with yogurt and leftover oatmeal and one with yogurt AND honey :D Here is a mixture of pics to get you in the mood…



(I’ve also been eating guavas and pomelos, one or two a day, like CRAZY!!!)

I didn’t eat her :] But here she is with her cute leg warmers!!!

Lots of Oatmeal

My fav, topped with this:

Oh my yum!

Dior loves it too

Vanilla, Strawberries + Blueberries

Saturday Night Mustard Salmon

It was soooo tender and delicious!!!

The sides were mashed yams (made with some soy egg nog) topped with fried shallots and steamed broccolini!!

Brunch on Sunday @ Met Bar (the one with the cute blonde waiter!!!)

OMELETS: Egg Whites / Lots of Veggies &
FRESH FRUIT PLATE: Organic Yogurt / House Made Granola

ALASKAN KING CRAB CLUB SANDWICH: Crispy Crab Cutlet / Avocado / Pepper Jam/ B.L.T. / Chipotle Mayo on Old Bay Knot Roll

MINI BURGERS: LA – “THE IDOL”: Avocado / Bacon / Lettuce / Tomato / Sprouts / Roasted Garlic Mayo
on Sesame Seed Bun

I loves you!!!

More junk:
Chocolate Panforte

Vosges Honey Truffles

Chocolate RUM Figs!!! With almonds in the center soooo rummy <3

Italian cakey bread (kinda like panettone) w/ liquor in it

Another IV Session Monday!!! My red blood cells are finally going up!!! But the white blood cells have dropped super low :[

Today I started off with… lots of meetings :] And I managed to get some papaya in when they were all over and I was running errands (the last of xmas gifts and cards sent out… bringing Dior to her babysitters…)


I had a grande Americano from Starbucks…
& then a quick YUMMY dinner @ Whole Foods (w/ WHITE CITRUS TEA!!!)

And just now I had 2 packages of blackberries and a delicious pear!!! (Need to eat EVERYTHING up since I’m leaving at 330am to the airport!!!)

I got a gift today :] SURPRISE on my doorstep!!! :D

OKAY, time to wash off my banana facemask (haha) and make sure I’ve packed everything I need!!!

I already miss my baby :[

Until next time I’ll most likely be on a plane or overindulging in TAIWAN!!!! I’ll try to post there :D I brought my cords and everything to DL pics!!! HEHEHE…

xoxo, TIFFIE

It snowed Larabars!!!!!

Woohoo!!!!! Guess what I got in the mail yesterday???

I already ate THREE!!!!!


Dinner was a nice big hot steaming overflowing bowl of figgy pear blackberry oats (I’m boring)

Always makes me happy :D

Dior loves oatmeal & soyogurt

For dessert I had some chocolate covered peaches and pears :]

There was some swedish fish action going…. but unpictured so… *cough* it doesn’t count.

I had no appetite yesterday and I MADE myself eat dinner. But I did have a cup of HOMEMADE coffee for lunch.

After I told him my dinner my daddy laughed at me. “You like oatmeal so much”
Yes daddy, I do :]

Turkey Oatmeal w/ Chinese Chives & Tofu Ru

I had another huge bowl of the rest of my chives :]

Turkey Oatmeal made with a cup of turkey broth (I have them made from the Thanksgiving turkey and frozen in 1c baggies), tons of shredded turkey breast, a dash of black pepper and hot pepper flakes :] Wheatberries, flax, wheatgerm (the usual)

Dessert was 28 DELICIOUS candy like cherries!!!!

[more picture coming soon, I’m too lazy to get them off my phone right now]

And then I had tons of work to catch up on… I had a sudden craving for gingerbread cookies… so I had a gingersnap Larabar… and then PB Cookie… and then a Banana Bread *blush* OH but it doesn’t end there. I found a hidden bag of Gummy Tummies (demolished it all) and 2 freshly baked chocolate chip cookies from Sel De La Terre (now in belly)

One day I’m gonna wake up 400 lbs :D Until then thank goodness for metabolism!!!

BTW, don’t forget to stop by ZestyCook to enter to win a 100$ gift card!!! :] And happy 100 posts!!!!

It snowed and then stopped…

Weather looks crappy all week… rain, snow, sleet. :[

People know I’m sick when I have sweets/candy put in front of me and I don’t even think about being tempted to eat something. Yeah… it’s that bad today :[ I saw Role Models tho and it was SOOO funny (not to mention MCLOVIN’ aka FOGELL is in it!!!), but I felt nauseous @ the movies… :[ So no popcorn for me.

Tonight’s post’ll be quick

Figgy & Red Anjou pear – Oatmeal

It’s official. Figs + Oatmeal are my fav!!!

Loquat Chicken Thighs w/ Cabbage, Carrot, Tofu Stirfry 
Gorgeous plate of yummie food

Up close

(we bought too many loquats yesterday and since they go bad super fast, I decided to whip this up for dinner… lemongrass chicken w/ papaya salad another day!!! I’m also in the mood for salmon this week as well!!! & some sushi :] I made the sauce out of loquats, a touch of brown sugar + honey, some red onion and black pepper!!!)

A beautiful shot of loquats from last nite

(58!!!) Longans –  They were so tiny this time around but SUPER tasty nonetheless!!!

I’m gonna watch more HOUSE & Food Network and try to get to sleep early. I hope my tummieache goes away…

ANYWAYS we got a NEW blu-ray player since stupid kids @ Thanksgiving messed up our old one (lame) so tomorrow I’m gonna watch BATMAN BEGINS so I can go get DARK KNIGHT Tuesday and watch that :] ALTHO I already got an invitation to watch it with my friend (who I stilllllllll owe him a Birthday dinner hahaha along with WALL-E so we’ll see. Hopefully I’ll feel better this week so I can finally start DOING stuff again…)

Anyways. Expect MORE recipes this week :] And lots of yummie homecooked meals!!! I’m full of ideas!!!

Nitttttte lovies!!!!