Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake--so light and fluffy!  :)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake–so light and fluffy! 🙂

I’m on a roll today…  after making both Vegetarian pork sung sushi (素肉鬆壽司) and Paleo Slow Cooker Pot Roast, I was still craving a little sumthin’ sumthin’…  so I started browsing mug cakes online.  😉

I’ve looked at mug cake recipes before and have read some horror stories about how they come out soggy and undercooked–not like REAL cakes at all.  However, then I stumbled upon this little number from The Novice Chef:  Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake!  In her blog post, she describes how delicious this cake was–and the secret was NO EGG.  Interesting…   Continue reading


Paleo Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Paleo Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Paleo Slow Cooker Pot Roast

It’s cold in Switzerland now…  cold enough for me to switch back to Celsius on my smartphone.  >.<  I tried to convert to Celsius when I first moved here, but anything over 2 °C didn’t mean anything to me–I always had to convert back to Fahrenheit to figure out how to dress for the day–and then finally one day I just followed my American friend M-‘s advice and switched back to the Fahrenheit setting on my phone.

Since then, I know that if it’s 70 °F, then it’s nice and warm…  if it’s 60 °F, then I bring a light jacket with me…  if it’s 40 °F, the I wear a thicker jacket (and maybe a scarf)…  and if it dips below 35 °F, then it’s time to switch over to the Celsius setting and pull out my down coat.  😉   Continue reading

Vegetarian pork sung sushi (素肉鬆壽司)

Vegetarian pork sung sushi (素肉鬆壽司)

Vegetarian pork sung sushi (素肉鬆壽司)

Those that know me know that I like cute things.  Hence, my favorite Swiss word  Schnügel and my favorite Japanese word kawaii (かわいい).  Never mind my favorite Dutch word kansloos…  uh, that’s a whole ‘nother story…

Two weeks ago, I even learned a new variant of the Swiss word–Schnügi–so now I have even more ways to express cutie, cuddly things.  Yay!!  ^.^

So I suddenly got into my brain to make some onigiri, because I’ve seen so many of them in bento boxes out there with cute character faces.  However, a lot of the assembly techniques require specialized tools…  which I can’t readily get in Switzerland.  T_T

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Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

I am a very lucky girl.  Last Wednesday, my friend A- came over to cook me dinner…  from scratch.  :O  As a person who only pretends to cook and doesn’t really know what the hell I’m doing in the kitchen most of the time, I was utterly amazed and appreciative of this thoughtful gesture.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t aware of this until last Tuesday night after my trial German lesson ended at 9 pm.  I had texted A- to figure out the plan for dinner the next day (thinking we would be going elsewhere)…  but then  A- kindly informed me that he would go shopping for whatever he needed to cook and could ring my doorbell…  if I would be at home and tell him my street number…  and then let him in.   Continue reading

A new Schnügel has been discovered!

OLINGUITO UNVEILED: A new mammal was revealed as the first discovered animal species of its kind in 35 years. The olinguito weighs 2 lbs. and looks like “a cross between a teddy bear and a house cat.”

NBC LA, August 23, 2013

A new Schnügel has been discovered!  😀  Well…  I’m a little behind in my blog posts, so technically, it was discovered back in August, but I didn’t get a chance to blog about it until now.  😛

I ♥ Schnügels.  It’s my favorite Swiss word.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, let me backtrack a bit and give you a brief history on my introduction to the origin of this word.  Continue reading

The 4th Dimension

Last week, I was having drinks after work with my friend A-, and I dunno how the topic turned to this, but at one point, I brought up how I once learned that there were 3 ways to love someone:  mental, emotional, and physical.  And of course, while you point these out, there are the requisite accompanying hand gestures pointing to your head, heart, and crotch, respectively.  😛

I forgot where I first heard this, but I think the description is apt.  You DO love with your mind, body, and soul.

But then A- twisted one on me and mentioned that these 3 aspects could also be applied to health…  but with the addition of a 4th dimension:  spirituality.

Hmm…  I’d never thought of that one before.  Interesting.  I pondered that thought for a moment.

But I’m not religious, I told him.  I dunno if I consider myself spiritual.  What does that even mean, anyway?  A- mentioned that he’s not deeply religious either, but he IS spiritual.  
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