Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs – Instant Pot

I made this dish for Tashi last Sunday. When I asked him if he'd want some lemon chicken for lunch I know that his answer would be yes simply because he loves lemons.  This is the first time I fixed this dish and I am glad it turned out good and by using the Instant… Continue reading Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs – Instant Pot


Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken Thighs – Instant Pot

You all probably have noticed by now that for every recipe I post here, every dish is mainly prepared for Tashi.  Yes, I cook mainly for Tashi and for friends.  In fact, as I write this blog, I am boiling chicken for a pan of pansit that I promised to bring for a friend at… Continue reading Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken Thighs – Instant Pot


Mexican Chicken Fajita Soup – Instant Pot

Tonight's dinner is perfect for this chilly weather.  It's very easy to prepare and took me less than an hour to fix. Exactly the reason why I bought my Instant Pot (Ultra).  I had my Instant Pot last year and it had made it possible for Tashi and I to still enjoy home-cooked meals despite… Continue reading Mexican Chicken Fajita Soup – Instant Pot


Green Shoots. Beautiful Blossoms

I am grateful for the long weekend. It gave me time to browse at the photos I have taken ever since I bought my camera in 2015. Great memories. Some of which were brought by the photos below, taken in Spring 2018.  I noticed most of my favorite photos were taken during Spring time. Spring… Continue reading Green Shoots. Beautiful Blossoms


Sweet Potato Kale Soup

Tashi requested for a vegan soup for tonight's dinner.  I told him I will fix him a bowl of sweet potato kale soup.  Incredibly easy and fast to prepare I think you would also love this to keep you warm during these winter cold days. Ingredients: 2 tbsp vegetable oil/olive oil 1 tbsp minced garlic 1/4 cup… Continue reading Sweet Potato Kale Soup


Mommy Barbara’s Christmas Tree

Every year, I put up a Christmas tree to honor my beloved mother in-law, Mommy Barbara, who loved decorating for the holidays.  This year,  I told Tashi I am going to start putting up the Christmas tree early as I didn't know how long it would take me to find and sort all of Mommy… Continue reading Mommy Barbara’s Christmas Tree


Lake Vista Recreational Trail

Last week, my friend Jessica joined Tashi and I for a short walk at the Lake Vista Recreational Trail.  When we parted ways, she said she had fun and wanted to go with us again. Today, we went back with her husband and another friend joining us. It was getting dark so we head back… Continue reading Lake Vista Recreational Trail


Happy First Day of Summer

Welcome Summer 2018! It's actually raining in Kansas City on this year's first day of Summer.  We had already seen a lot of summer weather lately so to get a good amount of rain today is great. Tashi and I went for a walk and enjoyed the earthy smell of fresh rain and the sweet smell… Continue reading Happy First Day of Summer


Turmeric & Ginger Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk

Totally heart-warming, this vegan soup is all about balance. It has the spice of ginger and turmeric, sweetness of the Japanese sweet potatoes and the creaminess and richness of the coconut milk/cream.  I hope you like it as much as Tashi did. Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes (I used Japanese sweet potatoes) 1/2 cup chickpeas… Continue reading Turmeric & Ginger Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk


Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas

Today is my Mama's birthday.  She would have been 78 years old. As most of my relatives and friends know, this is the third Christmas that she is no longer with us. It was in 2014 when we last celebrated her birthday as a whole family. I was grateful I was able to visit them… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas