Alien's Day Out

Only the beginning~


Life have been fairly chill lately. I’m glad things have calmed down after the craziness of the holidays. So with some extra time on my hands, I’ve been out and about more, meeting up with some chingus, reading for pleasure, and finally decorating my apartment after over a year of living with bare walls. I’ve also started running again after about a 6 month break. It’s frustrating to realize how slow and lethargic I’ve gotten, but I’m trying not to let that get me down. I’m just happy to lace up and slowly get back to it~~ I didn’t realize how much I missed running until I started again. Anyway, here are some random eats.

A bowl of sweetened quinoa-millet-rice with soy milk, walnuts, chia seeds, ground flax seeds, and dried fruit for breakfast. Thought I’d have some grains for breakfast instead of the usual oatmeal or fruit. I’d never had sweet quinoa before, but this was surprisingly good.

Another light breakfast of puffed rice, a banana, and cranberries.

My meals lately are so boring…. rice/quinoa, sauteed veggies, and gim. I should really get out of my cooking rut….

One of the things on my 101 list is to make a green smoothie at least once a week. I love green smoothies and the way it makes me feel super healthy, but sometimes I just can’t be bothered to make it (I know, blending is so much effort). Anyway yea… there’s just something about a green smoothie that brightens up the day and reminds me to be good to myself.

I’m still baking every week for Botton cafe and High Street Market. Here’s a no-frills, four layer cake I made for Botton recently. Oh, and their soy English breakfast latte is soooo good.

Last week I also got to hang out at Haap ddeok cafe in Insadong~ The chef there is the organizer of the Window Bakery Collection and he’s really cool and just an all around fun person to be around.

He shared some sweet ginger tea and rice cakes, while I watched him work on some delicate buckwheat noodle desserts.

Soy green tea latte from Starbucks. One of my friends made that vegan peanut butter swirl brownie and gave me a slice. Super rich and yummy~~ I like the idea of adding PB to brownies. So do my hips. :)

Finally, I saw these by a random street crossing and they made me smile. :P


  1. Hello Mipa :)
    Since I just saw you chopsticks and spoon, I wanted to ask you something I’ve been curious about for quite a while: are there any special Korean table manners? Like, do you use the spoon only for that and the chopsticks for this?
    These buckwheat noodle desserts look amazing. But so does that pb brownie! Reminds me of this fudge:
    I’m glad you finally get to relax a bit and have a social life ;)

  2. Hi! your quinoa-millet-rice combo for breakfast looks so tasty. What are the proportions? and do you cook it all the night before, or make it fresh each day?

    • Hi Ingrid, I do about equal parts of everything, but it’s not an exact measurement. I cook it the night before so I don’t have to wait in the morning. :)

  3. Ohh I’m ever so glad to see that you’ve updated! I love your blog very much :)

    Your “boring” meal looks so yummy!

  4. You’re breakfasts always look so delicious, especially since its been a long time since I was able to get my hands on anything like quinoa! Then yesterday I saw the following article:

    I was surprised to learn that quinoa is no longer affordable in some quinoa-producing regions. Do you know anything more about this? Of course, I know that quinoa is also grown in the U.S. and Canada, but I hadn’t imagined that rising demand for quinoa in the West had resulted in such a situation.

  5. Hi Mipa,
    I’ve been reading your blog for the past year and I really enjoy reading it! It’s been helping me make healthier and conscious choices. As a fellow Korean (-American) and Christian, it’s really great to see someone dedicated to a cruelty-free and environmentally conscious life.

    I want to incorporate more quinoa into my diet and was wondering if you have a specific recipe for your rice/ quinoa mix? Thanks!

    – Sarah

    • HI Sarah! Thank you for your kind comment. :) I actually don’t have any specific recipe for the rice/quinoa mix… I just throw in about equal amounts. Actually, I just mix all the dry grains in a large container so I don’t have to mix it every time, and then I scoop some out to cook every day. Hope that helps! :P

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