Thursday, August 31, 2017

Teriyaki Chicken Bento

Wednesday, August 30

Teriyaki Chicken, Vegetable Stir-Fry, Rice

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Beef from Beef Stew

Tuesday, August 29
I didn't have enough time to load a bike stuff this morning. So I came back home straight from work and took my one dog for a walk. The other was already left for running with J. I enjoyed it and I can take a walk when the weather is not warm enough to ride a bike.

Bibimbap: (From Left: Egg, Bean Sprout, Spinach, Cabbage, Carrot, Chicken)

Beef, Zucchini & Eggplant, Tomato Salad, Bread: I made Beef Stew and took only Beef from the stew. ha! I am going to use the broth for soup later. :)

Monday, August 28, 2017

After PedalPGH

Sunday, August 27
I rode for 40 miles. My legs, butt and knees are already sore. I enjoyed though. The first sip of beer after the riding bike tasted like heaven!

Lunch at Rochester Inn
Good Ol' Burger

Day before PedalPGH

Saturday, August 26
I still try not to have carbs at night but today is exception. I loaded carbs for tomorrow, PedalPGH! That is my excuse and I ate more than I should have, ha!


Dinner at Pomodoro
Seasoned Wings: I was told that the wings were good last time I were here. It was ok.


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Italian All Day

Friday, August 25
I was off today. So I went to McConnells Mill State Park for hiking. Before hiking, I had lunch at Bella Frutteto to charge carb. lol. The Bella Frutteto is Italian restaurant but they didn't have pizza on their menu. They had variety of pasta instead. So I picked linguine with bolognese. I was happy with the pasta. Now this is the place to go for pasta!

Lunch at Bella Frutteto
Linguine with Bolognese Meat Sauce

Bruschetta: I am so mad at me. I went to store to buy ingredients just for bruschetta. I forgot to buy basil. arrrggg

Grilled Mackerel and Zucchini

Eggplant and Ground Pork: My mom used to make this meal. I am glad that J liked it.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Vegetable Ramen

Thursday, August 24
I had an afternoon shift again today. As usual, I went to North Park with dogs and rode bike a bit.

Vegetable Rame

Appetizer Dinner

Wednesday, August 23
I didn't have time to cook tonight, so here is appetizer! We sat down at back porch and enjoyed beautiful evening.

Olive, Cheese, Smoked Salmon, Salami, Turkey, Dried Fig, Bread

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

J's Bento

Tuesday, August 22
Yes, today I had an afternoon shift. Still I got up early to make J's bento. I took a long walk with my dogs and went for a bike ride before going to work. This is what I was gonna do yesterday. ha!

Bento for J
Sansyoku Don (Ground Pork, Green Beans, Egg on Rice), Miso Soup, Watermelon

Noodle Salad: Cucumber, Cabbage, Tomato, Ham with cold noodle

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Chinese Dinner

Monday, August 21
I got up before 6 am this morning. I was planning to sleep in because I had afternoon shift today. Anyway I was having a cup of coffee and browsing internet. It was 8 am and I was about getting ready for a walk with my dogs. I just took a look my schedule. I almost faint. I was suppose to be at work at 8:30 am today. I changed, washed my face, brushed my teeth and jumped in a car in a few minutes. I was a few minutes late but I made it. Oh, what a morning!

Glass Noodle Salad

Spicy Shrimp

Mapo Tofu

Monday, August 21, 2017

Grilled Salmon and Halibut

Sunday, August 20

Cheese, Salami, Olive, Dried Fig, Nuts, Crackers



Grilled Salmon, Halibut, Green Beans, Green Pepper, Zucchini

No Pirates Game on Saturday

Saturday, August 19
I was planing to go to see Pirates game this evening. I want to go to see the games twice in summer at least, but I was too busy to go this summer. Finally I found a day to go ... which was today. Of course, it rains, thunder storm. So we went out for bowling instead. It was fun! We went to Rochester Inn for dinner and watch the game at the bar. It turned to a very fun Saturday.

Soon Dubu Jjigae

Dinner at Rochester Inn
Little Chester Burger: We also ordered wings to share. Happy Saturday!

Yama sushi

Friday, August 18
Yay, it's Friday! I stopped by at my friend's new Yoga studio in the evening and went to Yama Sushi for dinner. I was glad that I could take J with me finally. We enjoyed the meal.

Pork Meatball, Zucchini, Green Beans, Broccoli, Corn Rice

Dinner at Yama Sushi
Sashimi Appetizer: Tuna, Yellow Tail, Red Snapper, Salmon

Saba (Mackerel)

Surume Ika (Squid)

Hamachi Kama (Yellow Tail's Jaw)

Unakyu (Unagi & Cucumber) and Oshinko (Daikon Radish Pickles)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Open Sandwich

Thursday, August 17

Fried Egg, Bacon on the bread

Unwrapped Gyoza

Wednesday, August 16

Pork Meatball: I didn't have gyoza wrapper, so I just made meatballs. Yum.

Broccoli and Green Beans

Corn and Tomato!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Saba Miso-Ni

Tuesday, August 15
I went for bike ride after work and made dinner. It was a short ride but I would like to do this on my routine.

Saba (Spanish Mackerel) with Miso Sauce, Cabbage & Carrot with Egg, Tomato

Monday, August 14, 2017

Steamed Artichoke and Panzanella

Sunday, August 13

Croque Madame: Fried egg on a hot sandwich (ham, tomato and cheese)

Curry Flavored Stir-Fry

Appetizer: Shrimp Cocktail, Cheese, Olive, Artichoke, Crackers

Steamed Artichoke
I googled a recipe for artichokes. Oven grilled one looked good, but I didn't want to use oven for 45 minutes for only one artichoke. So I find the recipe using pressure cooker. Cooking time was only 10 minutes! That's for me!

It's been a while to make panzanella! I had all ingredients to make it ... but cucumbers! So I used zucchini instead. Ha! It worked!

Crab Cake with Green Beans

Smoked Hamburger and Tomato Salad

Saturday, August 12
I had to go to work today. After work, I sent a text to J and said "I am not gonna cook tonight. Would you like to make me dinner, eat out or take out food?". He made hamburger and tomato salad. Lucky me.

Hamburger, Green Beans, Tomato Salad with Italian Bread

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Kushi Katsu!

Friday, August 11
I had a off today. I took a long walk with my dogs in the morning, had lunch and went for a short bike ride. 

Tuna Salad, Scrambled Egg, Homegrown Tomato, Umeboshi, Rice, Miso Soup


Kushi Katsu: Pork, Shrimp, Zucchini, Onion, Mushroom, Green Beans
- I like breaded deep fried food (who doesn't!), but it's hard to make it good at home. And a whole house would smell like oil after cooking. Def, I would have to go to Kushi Katsu restaurant when I visit Japan next time.

Beef Stew and Night Snack

Thursday, August 10
I had quick dinner before going out for bike ride and kickball game. I came back around 9:30 pm and enjoyed wine and snack.

Beef Stew

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rib Night at Rochester Inn

Wednesday, August 9
My long busy summer is over. To treat myself, I went to Rochester Inn. It was ribs night! It was just ok, but I enjoyed a lot my beer and Jager bomb.

Dinner at Rochester Inn
Bumbleberry and Jager Bomb

Full Rack of Rib

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Tuesday, August 8
I found a bag of frozen Spanish Mackerel at Costco in Homestead. I was excited and bought 2 bags. I don't see the Spanish Mackerel sold in Robinson and Cranberry. 

Grilled Spanish Mackerel, Tomato & Green Beans Salad, Simmered Zucchini