Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Recipe || Garlic and Kim Chee Fried Rice

Hey guys!  I haven't posted on my blog in a while but I wanted to share this recipe and thought I'd do it here.  I'm hoping to start blogging again regularly.  I appreciate everyone who has reached out to urge me to keep it up and ask where I've been.  Thank you.  There's lots going on and with so many distractions it's been hard to put things into words.  Maybe this will kick start me in the right direction.

Fried rice is something my family loves.  It's easy to throw together and you can make it with just about anything.  Like I have said in my previous recipes, I don't follow recipes. I just add each ingredient to taste or based on what's on hand.  I know, I'm sorry!  I swear it tastes great, you just need to adjust to how your family likes it.  This is the great thing about fried rice. 


Garlic and Kim Chee Fried Rice

Ingredients:
 5 cups cooked rice
1 large yellow onion, chopped
4-6 cloves garlic, minced
2-1/2 cups kielbasa sausage, chopped
5 strips turkey bacon, chopped
green onions, chopped
1-1/2 cups kim chee, chopped
pepper
garlic salt
oyster sauce
shoyu
1 Tbsp. sesame oil

Directions:
In a large skillet, cook sausage till browned.  Add turkey bacon, cook till browned.  Add onions, cook till transparent.  Add garlic, kim chee, pepper, garlic salt, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and shoyu.  Stir well.  Add cooked rice and mix everything together well till rice is well coated.

Top with red chili powder and furikaki.

If  you prefer fried noodles, swap out the white rice with ramen noodles instead.  Just boil the noodles first without using the seasoning packet that comes in the package.

Enjoy!


Let me know if you have any questions or if you try it.  Would love to hear from you!


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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October 15 Wave of Light



Miscarriage is all too common.  One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage.  One in four is not just a statistic, it's me.   I'm speaking out on this sacred day.  October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day and I'm here to speak out and say I have lost two babies to missed miscarriage.  This is a topic which is not talked about enough and parents who are suffering such a great loss are made to suffer in silence.   Please take a stand to spread awareness and to remember all the babies who are gone too soon.  







Thursday, October 3, 2013

Capture Your Grief Day 3: Myths About Grief


Day 3: Myths About Grief
An idea or story believed by many people but is not true.  

1. Miscarriage is not the same as losing a baby that you've held in your arms.  

Losing a baby in any way is completely devastating.  The pain and grief of a pregnancy loss is equally significant to a loss of a child that has been born.  For me it's harder because I had no baby to physically hold and grieve.  It was too early to know the sex and we have no names for them. 

2. At least you have other kids, enjoy the ones you have.  

Just because I have other kids does not mean the babies I lost do not matter.  They were alive and we had hopes and dreams for each of them.  Other kids we've had before or after the ones who have died will never replace them.  Ever.  

3. You shouldn't talk about it.  

How do I know this is one many believe?  Because in the last 10 yrs since my first miscarriage, no one has brought it up.  In the last 2 yrs since my last miscarriage, the only one who constantly asks me if I'm sad my baby didn't make it is my 5 yr old daughter.  Talking about it helps.  Asking me about them helps me to know they mattered and that you acknowledge their existence.  This in itself is such a special gift.  

I know some who would rather not talk about it and that's their personal choice.  To acknowledge a baby who was lost can never hurt.  Unless the parent tells you they'd rather not talk about it, don't stop asking them and keep speaking their child's name.   Although here for a short time, these babies were here for a reason.  

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Capture Your Grief Day 2: Identity


Day 2: Identity.  My babies do not have names.  Both were lost by missed miscarriage meaning they died inside my body and were discovered with no heartbeat during an ultrasound.  We decided to let both pregnancies pass naturally.  The first took two and a half weeks.  Baby left us on January 12, 2004 at 11-1/2 weeks gestation.  The second took one day.  Baby left us on December 30, 2011 at 9-1/2 weeks gestation.  Since it was so early and we did not know the gender we did not think to name them.  To us they are our angel babies and refer to them both as "baby angel Lee".  Lee is our last name. 

Capture Your Grief Day 1: Sunrise


Day 1: Sunrise
October 1, 2013
6:50 a.m. Mililani, O'ahu, Hawai'i.