Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Japanese Curry

Monday, January 30

Japanese Curry: I cooked beef and other veggies all together this time. I should have cooked beef by pressure pan as usual. The beef was a bit chewy. BTW this is for J. I am still on no carbs at night diet.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sunday Meals

Sunday, January 29
We went to North Park in the morning. There's still snow on the ground but it's beautiful. It was a good way to start Sunday. I will try to come back this week.

Brunch by Chef J
Broccoli Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Bread: It's breakfast for us but we ate at 10:30 am and didn't have lunch. So it turned to brunch eventually. The scrambled egg tasted really good. Chef J did a good job.

Shrimp Cocktail, Cheese, Salami: I should have picked a different plate.

Homemade Tomato Sauce Pasta by Chef J: He made tomato sauce from home grown tomatoes. He didn't make the sauce last summer, so tomatoes were kept in the freezer.

Green Beans Casserole and Halibut

Slow Cooker Chicken Wings

Saturday, January 28
So after the happy hour yesterday, I decided to stay at my friend's place. But I really wanted to go to Yoga this morning, I left her place before 6 am. Then this crazy one could make it for 7:30 am yoga class, ha! It was such a productive day.

Chicken Meatball Soup: I made this for Thursday Dinner, but I ate out. So this is the leftover. It still tastes good.

Garlic Parmesan Wings and Fries: I used slow cooker for cooking wings. I still need to practice to make good wings at home.

Happy Hour at Coach's

Friday, January 27
Finally, Friday is here! And I just realized that my car would need inspection and needed to get it done this month. So I dropped my car at the car dealership for lunch time break and my kind friend gave me a ride to pick up my car. We went to Coach's on Banksville road for happy hour after that. Yes, it's Friday!

Stir-fried Veggies and Eggs with Rice 

Supreme Nachos and Fried Zucchini Planks: Very much bar foods. I liked the easy atmosphere, but I am not sure about the food. Good place for drinks in quick.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Wings Night at Alexions

Thursday, January 26
I was going to go to Yoga this evening, but I have had a long week. So I went to Alexions with my co-worker. Alexions is a local bar and has good beer and food. And it was Wins Night on Thursday. I had no regrets skipping Yoga.

Dinner at Alexions
Wings (Dry Seasoning & BBQ): I had 2 beer, 1 Rum & Coke and 12 wings. It was less than $15. Love this place!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Natto Gohan

Wednesday, January 25

Natto with Rice, Miso Soup: Yup, natto gohan! Very healthy Japanese breakfast.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Revel and Roost

Tuesday, January 24
I still don't feel great. But I went to see Hedwig and the angry inch. It was so good. I always love the show. We tried make a reservation for a restaurant close to the theater, all popular places were already booked. So we tried Revel and Roost. It was happy hour. Half price for draft beer and $5 for house wine. Food was good too.

Dinner at Revel and Roost
Curried Cauliflower: I liked it! Very thick and the hint of curry flavor works well.

Shrimp + Lobster Gumbo: This is J's. I tried some. It was good but I like the Cauliflower one better.

Winter Harvest Salad

Shrim + Grits: It was a bit salty for me but some of friends also ordered and they liked it a lot. Maybe I would like to try it again.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Pork Meatballs Soup

Monday, January 23
I couldn't stop sneezing yesterday. I thought I got allergy. It's too early for allergy season, but it has been very warm, so I though it could happen. When I got home I found myself very tired. Did I get cold? Just in case, I took Nyquil before going to bed. I can't be sick! I am going to see a musical, Hedwig and the angry inch tomorrow!

Pork Meatballs Soup: Thank god I made this soup on Sunday. The meatballs have ginger and garlic chives. This soup helps to keep my warm.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Maguro Zuke Donburi

Sunday, January 22
When I go to work on Saturday, there are so many things to do. To treat myself, I had good lunch and dinner. 

Pittsburgh Salad with Grilled Chicken: Finally I made a perfect fries in the oven!

Zuke Donburi, Steamed Veggies, Miso Soup: I made Zuke Salmon and Tuna. They are marinated with Soy Sauce, Sake, Mirin. I still need to adjust ingredients, but I enjoyed it. I put them on the rice with avocados. Nice dinner.


Saturday, January 21
I had to go to work. But I woke up in good mood. Because I knew that good breakfast was waiting for me. 

Tonjiru (Pork and Veggies Miso Soup), Rice with Salmon Flakes

Saturday, January 21, 2017

TGIF! Sashimi at Home

Friday, January 20
I had a off today. I was going to yoga in the morning but skipped and relaxed at home. I went out for lunch with Japanese friend. It's always nice to chat in my language.

Chicken Noodle Soup by Chef J:  As usual, he did a great job.

Lunch at Korea Garden
Soon Du Bu and Bulgogi: It's been a while! So delish as alway.

Salmon and Tuna Sashimi, Shrimp & Avocado, Nappa Cabbage with Enoki Mushroom, Potato Salad, Spinach: My friend told me that I could buy fresh fish at Fish Company. I've lived in Pittsburgh over 5 years but I didn't know where to get fish for sashimi. I am so excited. I bought Salmon and Tuna today. It was good but I have to learn how to cut them for sashimi.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Chinese Lunch

Wednesday, January 18
I went to a hair salon this morning. As I still had time til going to work, I went to Ting's Kitchen. Yum.

 Sandwich and Soup: Ham, Cheese, Kumato, Lettuce

Lunch at Ting's Kitchin
Slice Beef Combo: I was excited to order this meal. J never would try this. Beef Combo has tendon, tripe, tongue. hahaha. 

Snowpea Leaves

Flounder with Sweet Sour Sauce

Tuesday, January 17

Salad: Lettuce, Cucumber, Broccoli, Kumato, Chicken, Potato Salad

Flounder with Veggie: this is for J. No rice for me and went to yoga after dinner.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Game day!

Sunday, January 15
What I did today: Grocery Shopping, Cleaning, Cooking, Eating, Drinking and Watching the game! Here We Go Steelers! Here We Go!

Beans Soup, Fried Egg, Potato, Sausage by Chef J

Chicken Sandwich, Japanese Potato Salad

Sauerkraut, Carrots, Kielbasa, Pork Loin, Mash Potato: I know I should have no carbs at night. But But But ...... it's ok, coz today is the game day! ha! 

Japanese Saturday

Saturday, January 14
I went out for happy hour yesterday. I came home and went to bed around 9 pm. It's not because I was drunk. It's for Yoga at 7:30 am on Saturday. I left home earlier than going to work on week day. Thanks to Yoga, I could start Saturday morning with great feeling. Hopefully I can do it again next week.

Ham & Egg, Baked Beans, Bread

Smoked Mackerel, Kimo (Chicken Liver), Shiraae (Tofu Salad), Jaga Bata (Steamed Potato with butter), Kumato, Sake Nanban (Salmon with Veggie)

Friday, January 13, 2017

Good Wings in Cranberry

Thursday, January 12
I enjoyed my meals all day today. I did good job on my lunch and had great wings for dinner. I stole some french fries from my friend's plate, but other than that I stayed away from carbs. (Again, beer is not count)

Stir-fried Chicken, Snow Peas, Broccoli, Carrot, Red Pepper with Oyster Sauce

Sweet & Spicy Thai Chili Wings: Domenico's is kinda Italian restaurant. So I didn't expect much but that's nice surprise! It was so good. And 12 pieces only for $9.95! Now this is my wing place in Cranberry. 

Greens & Beans: My friend's favorite. He orders this meal wherever he goes. I understand. It is delicious.

Meatball, Stuffed Hot Pepper, Italian Sausage: This is good deal!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Aji Mirin Yaki

Wednesday, January 11
Beer tastes always great after exercise. I came back home from Yoga and I had La Croix instead of beer. I was thirsty, so it was good. Then I had one beer after that.

Aji Mirin Yaki (Dried Teriyaki Fish), Kiriboshi Daikon, Snow Peas, Miso Soup, Rice: Fish and Rice are for J.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Grilled Salmon

Tuesday, January 10
I missed Yoga class and had pasta for dinner. It's ok. I needed it.

Grilled Salmon and Mac'n Cheese with Spinach

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cobb Salad

Monday, January 9
Back on a diet life. No carbs for dinner. I had salad for my dinner at work. Cobb Salad! ... Just ignore that I had ranch dressing. Yes, I am still on a diet.

Cobb Salad: Lettuce, Green Pepper, Carrot, Broccoli, Ham, Avocado, Boiled Egg, Red Pepper

Monday, January 9, 2017

Game day, Here We GO Steelers, Here We Go!

Sunday, January 9
Sunday, the Game Day! Here are perfect meals for the game!

Cheese & Steak Sub with Au Jus: Ahhh, yes. The leftover steak from last night.


Steak Saturday

Saturday, January 9
I had been hungry for Steak since Christmas. But I had to wait til the non-stop eating and drinking holiday season over. Of course, I am still on diet. Hey, it's Saturday. I can treat myself.

Appetizer: Shrimp Cocktail, Smoked Salmon, Crackers, Red Grapes, Cheese, Olives

Steak ;)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Renkon Hasamiyaki

Wednesday, January 4
As a usual January task, I am on diet. No carbs for dinner, less drinks (of course I still drink), do Yoga as often as I can. So I get home from work, eat dinner and go to Yoga. Going to yoga after dinner helps me to have less drinks. Usually I drink while I make dinner, but now I have to wait to drink until getting back from yoga. And I go to bed earlier than before to get up to make J's lunch in the morning. I am trying to lose 8 pounds. Let's see how it will work this year.

Lettuce Salad: Simple is the best. Have Ponzu sauce and Sesame oil on the top of the lettuce.

Chicken Soup: Chicken Thigh, Green Onion, Soy Sauce, Salt & Pepper

Renkon Hasamiyaki: Renkon(Lotus Root), Ground Pork

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year 2017!

Monday, January 2
I was so dead on New Years day. So Monday, 2nd was more like New Years Day for me. I had Osechi and spent time with family. Hope everyone has a great year in 2017.

Year of Rooster!