Alien's Day Out

Fresh Focus


After feeling a bit blue and cranky last week, I decided to do something to make myself feel good so I busted out my juicer that has been boxed away for over a year! I used to juice a lot more, but then found it costly and also rather cumbersome. But there’s nothing quite like guzzling freshly squeezed fruit and veggie juice. I can feel my whole body come alive and the increased energy is noticeable and immediate. So I’m trying to bring it back into my life, even if it’s just once or twice a week. The first juice is a mix of carrot, cucumber, pear, celery, and ginger. The second is a mix of apple, celery, romaine lettuce, chicory, lemon, and ginger. Nutrients, yeahh!

I’ve also been trying to eat more fresh salads lately. Here’s a slaw salad for lunch. Included cabbage, carrot, broccoli, corn, and sliced almonds. Dressing: sesame oil, brown rice vinegar, sea salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes.

Bibimbab style~

Kabocha is back in my life! Me so happy. Do you guys get bored of seeing so many similar meal photos?

And I recently added these chocolate-orange biscotti with almond meal to the bakeshop site. It’s been ages since I made biscotti and I forgot how addicting they are. They are the perfect excuse to take a coffee break~ not that I need an excuse to drink more coffee….

And here’s something super exciting that happened! I’m in this month’s Korean Vogue Girl magazine!!! I have yet to actually see the magazine in print… my friend snapped this photo and sent it to me. I’m gonna head to the bookstore this weekend though and snag a copy for myself! :) I can’t believe I get these kinds of opportunities, especially because I feel like my life is pretty boring these days…. so I’m just really grateful that people are interested and want to read about meh. So THANK YOU~!!! xoxo


  1. That is very exciting!!! Congratulations!!!

  2. What’s that next to pumpkin and Brokoli in the Salad?

  3. @zazu:
    I think it’s Quinoa mixed with beans. Looks very yummy!

    Would love to have the recipe for the “bibimbap style” salad… Cabbage, carrot, corn, basil, tofu, quinoa and… gochujang?!

    Have a nice weekend,

  4. Awesome, congratulations! And those biscotti look scrumptious. Are they gluten free?

  5. Congratulations! I’ve been reading your blog for several months now and love all the cafes and food creations you post! Can wait to try the cafes the next time I’m in Seoul! Though I’m not vegan, it’s inspiring to eat healthy!

  6. I’ve felt similar recently too.. maybe it’s just those winter days of hibernating.. Well, spring is around the corner, so let’s get out in the sun more! :) I can see that you’ve crossed out quite a few of tasks in your ‘things to do list’, so you were doing things after all!

  7. Congratulation Mipa unnie! And I think i’m gonna try making juice also. Have a great week for you!

  8. Mmm, yum. I’ve been trying to eat more fresh, raw foods lately, so thanks for that picture of your slaw salad. I sometimes forgot that I can just throw a bunch of tasty things together with a dressing. I did that last week with red bell peppers, corn, tomato, avocado, and cucumber, all diced the same size and tossed with some kind of homemade vinaigrette (olive oil and apple-cider vinegar, I think).

    I’ve been wanting to buy napa cabbage and make some kimchi and have salads, but I can never find organic. Is that possible in Korea, or are pesticides in food not as bad an issue in the ROK?

    • Hi Lu!!!! HOw u beeennN~~ Hm, I’ve never purposefully looked for organic cabbage…. I’ll have to double check and get back to you on that! :) Maybe pesticides are not used as much with cabbage..? :)

  9. Hi Mipa! ^^ I really want to get into juicing veggies & fruit too and was wondering what kind of juicer you use. And do you like it, or would you go with a different one if you could change? Did you buy it here in Korea? My parents are into juicing, but they live in the US so I’m not sure what brands sold in Korea are good and what a decent price range is. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


  10. Congrats!! :D

    Your food photos always look so yummy and fresh. And your cakes are so pretty! I wish you would Instagram!

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