Foodie Friday: Spinach Meatball Pizza

Have you ever had a memorable pizza experience? Like, it was the best pizza you ever had and you are ready to spend all your money to buy two or three of them?  Yeah, that’s me thinking about this pizza I had last month when I visited Ohio for a few days. Continue reading

Motivation Monday: Don’t Worry

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Who doesn’t worry about something in their life nowadays? Life’s problems are always pushed in front of our faces. But the more we worry about potential problems (“tomorrow”), we miss out on the present. There’s no guarantee that tomorrow will be the same as today. We don’t know what will hit us – whether good or bad. But one thing is for sure: we must make an effort to appreciate the present.

For more inspiring quotes, come back every Motivation Monday!

Purple for Lupus Awareness

A couple years back, my youngest nephew had this tiny mosquito bite-shaped bump on his face. Being that it was the dead of August, my family and I shrugged it off as a side effect of summer. As time went on, we realized that the mosquito bite got bigger and rounder, thus a trip to the dermatologist. After some tests, the doctor diagnosed him with discoid lupus, or skin lupus.   Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Vegan Black Bean Burgers

As you can see, I’m still on a burger theme this Foodie Friday. Maybe it’s because grilling season is here and I’ve been to a few barbecues already? Maybe because I’m anxious for a new burger to try?

In any case, I rediscovered a yummy vegan black bean burger recipe from my friend Brown Veggie Mom (also known as Cherri). Remember Cherri from this post about her blog? Yup, same one. 🙂 Continue reading

Motivation Monday: Let Go of the Past

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Photo by Justice Understanding

Quote: “I don’t know what hurt u ma, but I know that living in the past just hurt u more.”

This past Thursday, I attended my young friend’s first photo exhibition at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. I saw some really great works all around (including my friend’s, of course) and then I saw this wall of quotes. I’m not sure if the person (named Justice Understanding under the quotes and photos) who posted this is the author of the quote or not, but I thought this was so profound.

Although there’s a bit of street slang (i.e. “ma” which eludes to a woman), the message overtakes it. Bringing old problems into the present truly limits us. Especially if we are trying to change some aspect of our lives. Why live in the past and sulk in mistakes? Let’s learn from those mistakes, move forward and prove to ourselves that we can have a better future.

For more inspiring quotes, come back every Motivation Monday!

Foodie Friday: Blackened Salmon Burgers

A little late with this Foodie Friday post, but just in time for dinner! 🙂 As mentioned before, I love salmon! I found the perfect quick Friday night recipe by Half Baked Harvest: Blackened Salmon Burgers with Herbed Cream Cheese. Doesn’t it look wonderful? Continue reading

Motivation Monday: Leadership

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All of us have the ability to teach someone. Being a teacher means being a leader. Are you leading the right way?  Continue reading