So.. with some encouragement from my dear friend Euna, a quasi-foodie/blogger of NYC, I have decided to start a blog myself. One that is mainly dedicated to eating and living healthy. As a second semester senior in high school, I have time to kill (even though AP tests are coming up.. SLDJFLAKJSAKSLAKSJDAA) so I thought, why not? This might end up being something productive.
Well, I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to write on this blog, so throughout the afternoon I just started snapping photos of things I ate. I tend to eat pretty healthy, so hopefully that gives y’all an idea of what I want this blog to be about.
Now, I’m not gonna lie. I’m a huge noob at this stuff. A neophyte. A greenhorn. A novice, a rookie, an amateur. However you want to put it, I have next to no idea what I’m actually doing right now, whether it’s blogging or photographing. But hopefully through this blog I’ll learn what exactly I’m supposed to do with this WordPress thing..
ANYHOO ONTO THE ACTUAL POST.
Since today was a Sunday, I went to church as usual and came home pretty peckish. Of course, I did eat breakfast and lunch, but unfortunately I didn’t get to take any pictures of them.. :( Poopers. I’ll try to take some tomorrow.
For a quick snack, I microwaved a small bunch of edamame – you know the little green soybeans that you pop in your mouth. Not only are they pretty darn tasty, they’re also packed with protein and fiber so I always keep a bag of them in my freezer. Well, I forgot to take a picture of them. Whatta fail. On my first blog entry too.
HOWEVER! I DID manage to take a picture of my dinner. I wasn’t that hungry, so I just roasted me some broccoli. Mm, I love this stuff – it’s so easy to make and so tasty. ‘course, broccoli is chock full o’ fiber, as well as vitamins like C, K, A, and even nutrients that prevent cancer :O
4 ingredients: broccoli florets, olive oil, salt, and chili flakes. I’m telling you something magical happens in the oven when these guys go in a pan together.
A part of my everyday routine is to drink tea in the evening. Recently it’s been this really yummy green tea called genmai – it’s a mix of green matcha tea powder, green tea leaves, and roasted brown rice. It’s soooo good – the rice really gives it this toasty, warm taste. It’s hard to describe, but take my word for it that it’s realllllly good. Good for you too! Loads of antioxidants in green tea, and it helps prevent accumulation of fat ‘specially in the tummy area. I try to drink at least 3 cups of tea a day.
Now I’ll admit that I am a tea snob. I need filtered water boiled and set out to rest until it reaches the perfect temperature, and a timer to make sure the tea doesn’t steep too long.
My teapots somewhat battered, but nevertheless it makes me feel like a mad scientist every time I use it >:)
Since this is green tea, it should be steeped at 175°F for 1 minute. I’ll probably make another cup from the same tea later tonight since green tea can be resteeped 2-3 times.
The finished product:
As far as green teas go, this one is really green. Freshly brewed, it almost looks like some radioactive goo o_O. But that’s just the matcha powder – it turns into a more subtle hue of moss green after the powder settles.
See, the thing with eating all these veggies is that they get digested pretty darn quickly. So after an hour or so, I started getting hungry again. So I cracked open my fridge and found… GRAPEFRUIT.
Now, grapefruits are a labor of love. Because their peels are so darn thick, it takes me a while to take the whole thing off.
Once you finally wrest the peel off the fruit, you have to peel it again. But this time, you have to gently take off the bitter white pithe because if you just rip it off, the whole thing will get mangled.
But after all that, you can finally enjoy…
LOOK AT THE JUICY, YUMMY GOODNESS. You know you want some. Now, you might be wondering why I just don’t cut the whole thing in half and scoop it out with a grapefruit spoon. Meh.. I just don’t like that because it’s too messy. I find great satisfaction in ripping each segment from its neighbor… and then DEVOURING IT. It was really good… Remember, citrus fruits are in season right now, so grab them while they’re at their yummiest!
Well, after my grapefruit feast, I’m actually quite full. So I’m off to do my homework (I am still a high school student after all) and I just want to leave you guys with these last picture. I just barely managed to take it while roasting my broccoli, right before the sunset. I was so surprised because I looked outside my backyard and everything was green! I guess this really means spring is here :)
I used this as my header, in case anyone noticed.