Vegan Mediterranean Rice Salad

First off, you’ll need to cook your rice. This can be done in advance if you like, even the day before.

1½ cups long grain brown rice (I used brown jasmine rice)
3 cups cold water
½ tsp. salt

Rinse  rice until water runs clear.
Place rice and water in a pot and bring to a boil.
Add salt, cover and simmer on low-medium for about 50 minutes (or until rice is done).
Fluff rice gently with a fork and set aside to cool at room temperature.

Next, chop your veggies:

2 cups spinach leaves – washed, stemmed and chopped
(To save time, use pre-washed baby spinach – that’s what I did.)
1 medium red bell pepper – finely chopped
1 cucumber – peeled, seeded and finely chopped
½ cup chopped green onions or chives
½ cup chopped Kalamata olives (make sure you buy the pitted ones)

I mixed all my veggies together (not necessary).

Preheat oven to 325º. Spread ½ cup of pine nuts on a baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden.
(I like to do this in my toaster oven, but beware, they toast really fast that way.)

For the dressing you will need:

2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice (I only needed one lemon.)
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. minced fresh oregano or 1 tsp. dried oregano
3 Tbsp. minced fresh basil
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper

Mix dressing ingredients together in a LARGE bowl.
Add the rice and mix well.
Stir in the chopped veggies, spinach, pine nuts and ½ cup of black beans (rinsed, drained).

Impossibly Easy Mini Chicken ‘n Broccoli Pies

Impossibly Easy Mini Chicken 'n Broccoli Pies

Ingredients

Chicken-Broccoli Mixture

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 cup Green Giant® frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)

Baking Mixture

1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs

 

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray
  2. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Add onion; cook 2 to 3 minutes. Add broccoli, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until mixture is heated through. Cool 5 minutes; stir in cheese.
  3. In medium bowl, stir baking mixture ingredients with whisk or fork until blended. Spoon 1 scant tablespoon baking mixture into each muffin cup. Top with about 1/4 cup chicken-broccoli mixture. Spoon 1 tablespoon baking mixture onto chicken-broccoli mixture in each muffin cup.
  4. Bake about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and tops are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. With thin knife, loosen sides of pies from pan; remove from pan and place top sides up on cooling rack. Cool 10 minutes longer, and serve.

Happy Children`s Day

Childrens-Day-Festival

  • 关键词1:儿童节

今天六一儿童节,回想一下童年的六一

觉得没啥好玩的。。。六一印象就是演节目!

幼儿园的唯一印象就是午休后的美好零食和各种演节目!

对我这个吃货来讲,美好零食留下深刻的印象!

小学的时候,学习也不好,貌似也没参加啥节目,

除了跳皮筋我很厉害,老师不叫家长我就阿弥陀佛了!

  • 关键词2:领证结婚

同事Andy与Sherry在儿童节这样勤快欢乐的日子

通过领证,结束单身生活的充满激情的举动

极其成功的帅气的雷了办公室所有的同事们!

佩服一下他们的勇气!

羡慕一把在爱中的小鸳鸯们!

看看自己,一时半会儿还是看不到我在婚姻里!

  • 关键词3:西语语伴

上周联系了一个45岁的西班牙阿姨练习西语

周六见面觉得她还真是有意思!

一起聊天,说笑的同时,自愧我的西语差的太远!

吃了云南菜后,我们一路走来一路唱!

@wu的路口,与一个卖艺人一起上演一首《月亮代表我的心》

希望今晚的Exchange可以顺利进行!:)

  • 关键词4:离别+旅行

Fernando是我认识的第一个西班牙人

也是我不多的好朋友之一

因为他的煽动,我开始了西语学习

因为他的鼓励,我大胆的说西班牙语

下个周他要走了,还真是有些舍不得他!

旅行就是这样吧。。。有相聚的时候,就有离别

下周末我也要去旅行了。。。

希望自己一切安全,顺利!ON THE ROAD!

APR 26th Notes

– weekend Key words
跑步,饺子,聚会,睡觉

– Trip to philippine
去菲的下一站计划总算敲定
宿务,一个没有疑问的选择
希望会有新的惊喜 🙂
3个航站楼,还不在一起,
希望不会比在KL郁闷!

– Real time search
博文推荐的几个实时搜索看起来不错,我要好好利用下。
http://www.sency.com 还有个 http://www.trendsmap.com

– This week Keywords
西语,社交媒体,运动

Chicken Stew! Yummy!

中午吃了方便面,觉得自己挺委屈自己的。。。

所以晚上炖鸡吃!

买了香菇跟土豆。。。回来很一个忙活。。。

40分钟以后,满屋子里都飘着炖鸡的香味。。。

HO H0… 吃了3碗鸡的我。。。

现在必须要立坐的直直的才好喘息。。。

生活还是很美好的嘛!

 

看看自己的肚子。。。又后悔吃了那么多。。。

今冬慵懒无比。。。腰围猛增不少。。

穿上dress… 让我羞愧。。。郁闷

可北京这破天。。。怎么也不想跑步!

冬天快点过去吧。。。阿门!

 

今晚工作。。。完成网站文字内容!

扫扫我的Google Reader…

1000+早已让我麻木了。。。呵呵呵。。

Fighting!…

 

想要去上海过2010年的Jan 1st!

机票还可以接受现在。。。

hmmm… 呵呵。。。这个周争取做完大部分的工作!

加油!

A young man with guitar

image

我不喜欢commute…

我甚至讨厌这种路程的时间浪费

但是我喜欢偶尔在地铁,公交发呆

用无奈的等待之间发呆,想事情

很惬意。。。很哲学的想想

嘿嘿。。。

 

周六晚上的地铁几乎没有人

除了轨道的摩擦声,很静

忽然跑出来一个大学生样子的年轻人

放下包,开始弹吉他

弹一首《奔跑》,歌声很浑厚,好听

顿时给了我一股激情,感动。。。

年轻的力量!青春的活力!

wow…

想想年轻真好!有激情真好。。。

我的上一次冒傻气的激情是什么时候?

哈哈哈哈。。。

 

也许从今天开始。。。

已经做好一周的计划。。。加油!:)

 

最近看到的几个喜欢的真谛:

"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts"

"The good are always strong"

"…We live but for a moment"

Happy Birthday!

The Beginning



We met at  the airport in 06

I was nervous wondering around in the airport waiting

Never talked to a foreigner

I have no idea about how to behavour

Sooo there you are

A quite small man with all the hair standing up

I thought not bad looking…

Hopefully it wont be bad to work with you. Ha 😉

Working


It was my second job and I took it as a good opportunity

We worked hard

sending out flyers, doing demo classes

Often it was after 10PM when I got home

We fought badly

because of the cultural difference

Romantic Feelings…

Slowly, there is something…

I havent gotten myself clear

It melted me…

We chatted in a small coffee shop

I thought that was romantic.

But the most romantic thing is

I saw you with rose flowers

and we went to the room, you spread petals on the floor and bed

we kissed and huged

A year later… after going through everything

we got to BJ on 28th Feb 07

I thought we will be here together for a while

However, one day, you told me you have to leave me

I crashed… I even thought that was a joke

You left with short notice which hurt me badly

I questioned our relationship

Come Again

2 years years later…

You came back… we met at the subway

Everything changed, but something didn`t change

I still love you, carrying the strong feeling for you

And I know that you share the same

So here we are… Together!

But this time I hope we are stronger and firmer.

I love you My lollipop!

Happy Birthday and thanking for being in my life!