Color Me Bad | 2013

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Fried Quinoa | 2013

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A Lemon Pepper Chicken | 2013

I marinated a couple chicken breast overnight using real lemon juice, 4 tsp of butter, garlic powder, and some other seasoning. Some days should just be simple and easy.

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Lemon Pepper Chicken | 2013

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A Fresh Start | 2013

The other day I finally dove in one of the few dollar bookstores around town and found a couple keepers. You walk in looking for what you want but you will definitely walk out finding what you need. So yeah, it’s January all over again and my first half marathon is in a few days away. ( http://www.newyearsrace.com/ ) This marathon will be the blueprint to my goals for the new year. I am more anxious than afraid. Anxious at the fact that this will be a great boost to what will be a successful and influential new year. Afraid that I won’t finish under my desired time  but I know this experience will just be a starting line. Yes, this sprained ankle took a toll on my training but I am and will complete this marathon best way I can. Cliche as it sounds but since I found solitude from running, it became my personal art – like poetry in motion. It’s what you do with yours that matter. Art is what matters most. The greatest comforts of marathon training is it neatly divides your life into what you must do and what you can’t do. It is important for us to play in the future, to exercise our minds around possible futures. A new year is a new journey and I am taking more chances this time around. Humble yourself with great people. I’ve learned that it is completely okay to look back at the old things and see them in a new light. You can only benefit and grow from what you take versus to what you didn’t. An elite runner once said “you don’t always have to push beyond your limits, but to simply reach it more often.” Consistency is character.

#mustkeeprunning

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A Fresh Start | 2013

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A New Morning | 2012

So, this morning before making my breakfast I’ve already decided that I will shoot my food with my big bad nikon camera instead of my iPhone. Setting up my plate brought me back to the days when I was learning the art of still life. I owe many of my lighting skills from my teacher Ann Mitchell, (http://www.ann-mitchell.com) without her passion for teaching I would probably never realized and appreciate the endless potential of my gift. With that in mind I’d like to share a quote by Joseph Joubert “to teach is to learn twice.”

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A New Morning | 2012

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My Plate, My Canvas | 2012

Fresh goodies from a local farmers market.

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My Plate, My Canvas | 2012

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This classic Filipino dish is one of my favorite but I made mines slightly or maybe completely different. Tofu and squash was a must and I included chopped asparagus, shallots, and tomatoes. For the soup flavor I used almond milk with a mixture of low sodium oyster sauce and added my choice of herbal seasonings hoping it’ll bring a familiar taste.

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“Pinakbet or Pakbet” | 2012

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Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant + Kale | 2012

Here it is, I’ve been wanting to make something using quinoa (“keen-wa”) and kale so I found a quick and easy recipe online. It includes fresh mushrooms, red onion, tomato, and eggplant. Baked and sauteed topped with some feta cheese and a little bit of parmesan.

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Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant + Kale | 2012

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