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My brother, who is only 8 years old, thinks he can cook. It all started when he and my parents went to Ikea and bought this cookbook geared towards making great meals for kids.

One day, he sneaked into the kitchen and I found him cutting apple slices/bread and microwaving Ferrer Rocher chocolate candies. I immediately grabbed the knife away from him and helped him cut the apples. Going with the flow, I followed his directions. He substituted a couple things from the original recipe.

And voila! This is his first creation…not too shabby…it’s just bread, fruit, and chocolate candy mixed together.

Then the next day, my parents were gone for the day and I was alone with my brother in the house. All of a sudden, I heard a racket in the kitchen. My brother was there once again! This time, he already peeled a potato by himself and started mashing it (after microwaving it). He added some butter and it tasted fine…at least it wasn’t raw.

Hours later, he was in the kitchen again. He had already made perfect tomato slices and put them on top of four slices of hamburger buns with ketchup and mozzarella cheese. My mother went into the kitchen and added diced spam and green bell peppers. This was the best yet! (By the way, he loves fake tattoos as you can see in the picture below). I loved how he chirped, “This is for dinner!”

Thank you brother for making my day with your unexpected surprises! (He was thrilled when I told him I was going to put his creations on my blog).


My mother and I decided to follow an actual recipe when making this kiwi strawberry smoothie. It turned out very flavorful and the ice cubes gave it more texture. We didn’t feel the need to add flax seeds since we were making it late at night and we didn’t want to get too full. It still turned out yummy! 🙂

Here is the recipe we followed from the NY Times article:

1 ripe kiwi, peeled, cored and quartered
1/2 cup (3 ounces) fresh or frozen strawberries, hulled
1/2 to 1 banana (to taste), preferably frozen
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/3 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon flax seeds (optional)

Place all of the ingredients in a blender, along with a few ice cubes if the bananas have not been previously frozen, and blend until smooth.

Yield: One serving.
Advance preparation: Best if served right away.
Nutrition per serving: 234 calories; 2 grams fat; 1 gramsaturated fat; 4 milligrams cholesterol; 51 gramscarbohydrates; 6 grams dietary fiber; 60 milligrams sodium (does not include salt added during cooking); 7 grams protein

Went to H Mart’s food court which features a bakery called Tous Les Jours, which serves patbingsoo or shaved ice with fruits. It was so hot outside and this was a welcome treat.

My patbingsoo was topped with bananas. kiwis, strawberries, sweet red bean, oranges, pineapples, peaches, and rice cake cubes, all on top of a bed of ice. I mixed it altogether and it brought back memories of childhood.  I remember the last time I had this was when I was about 10 years old.

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I am currently trying to get my fair share of fruits and vegetables in my system. My favorite summer fruits are strawberries and blueberries. What are yours? 🙂


My mother, sisters, and I always used to make fruit milkshakes and smoothies when we were younger. I remember writing down the recipes in my 6th grade Home Ec. class. There are tons of recipes you can find online! It’s quick and quite simple.

Our fruit milkshakes consisted of: strawberries, bananas, kiwis, milk, and a dash of honey. We added more strawberries to the blender to make it sweeter. It’s fun to experiment. 🙂


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