May 31

5:40am Breakfast : a glass of soymilk, a glass of smoothie, Yakisoba(leftovers), a cup of coffee
12:15pm Lunch : Yakisoba(leftovers again!)
6:50pm Dinner : Ika to Hakusai no Nimono(cooked squid and chinese cabbage), Okra, Kyuri no Sunomono(cucumber marinated with vinegar), Niro no Miso-shiru(miso-soup), rice, beer
9:00pm Japanese tea




May 30

8:00am Breakfast : Wakame Ume Udon, 2 cups of coffee

2:00pmLunch : Grilled Pacific herring
4:30pm a glass of red wine, vodka shot
5:45pm Dinner : Yakisoba, Grilled Pacific herring, Grilled squid, beer
6:40pm-8:00pm 2 glasses of red wine


I got food at work and brought them home for dinner. Because I had known that J was hungry for seafood and I though it was a good chance to have pacific herring here. You know grilled fish sometimes smells. That embarassed me when I was on my way home. Whoever sat close to me on the bus, they looked around to see where that smell was from. I felt so bad to bother other passengers, so I got off the bus early. Sorry people. Thanks to your patience, we enjoyed dinner!


May 29

7:45am Breakfast : a glass of yogurt drink, toast with J's tomato sauce, 2 cups of coffee
11:50am Lunch : Nimono(cooked cabbage and chicken), Miso-shiru(miso-soup), rice, Grilled salmon for J
6:00pm Dinner : some appitizer, a glass of beer at my friend's daughters' birthday party
8:30pm- beer



I found that we still had J's tomato sauce in the fridge. I put the sauce on the toast and it looked good. Some people eat small in the morning, but I can eat anything anytime.


May 28

5:40am Breakfast : a glass of soy milk, a glass of yogurt drink, Okura Gohan(again!), 2 cups of coffee
12:00pm Lunch : Bento Box ; Okura Gohan(!)
8:00pm Dinner : Appitizer plate(cracker, cheese, prosciutto), one bottle of red wine(shared with J), beer


Bento Box

Appitizer plate

Dinner was only appitizer, but it was enough for me. J had already eaten ramen before. For J, the appitizer plate was just like a dessert.........prosciutto for a dessert. I like that!


May 27

6:00am Breakfast : a glass of yogurt drink, cereal with soy milk, a cup of coffee
12:00pm Lunch : beef, rice, feijao, french fry, water at Nova Americana
8:30pm Dinner : pasta, agua com gas
10:00pm a glass of red wine


I had lunch at a diner near my office. It was a big meal. I could finish a plate all alone. Oops. I will share one plate with my co-worker next time. It cost only R$7, so it would be about US$3.5. Pretty cheap. Should I eat at the diner instead of making a bento box? To bring a bento box is not only for saving money. I don't like to waste leftovers and I don't think it's not healthy to eat out everyday.


May 26

5:50am Breakfast : a glass of soy milk, a glass of smoothie, fried rice, a cup of coffee
12:00pm Lunch : Bento Box ; Fried rice, Warabi-mochi(Japanese sweets), Ponkan(orange)
7:30pm-10:00pm Dinner : french fry, Yakisoba, cheese, beer, caipiroska com kiwi at kare-ya


Bento Box

Put grilled zucchini on the fried rice I had for breakfast. That's my lunch.


May 25

5:40am Breakfast : a glass of soy milk, Okura Gohan(boiled okra and rice), a glass of smoothie, a cup of coffee
11:00am a cup of coffee
12:00pm Lunch : Bento Box ; Okura Gohan
7:50pm Dinner : J's Chicken Tomato Sauce Pasta, vodka shot
9:00pm-10:00pm Beer, vodka shot
Bento Box

I like okra a lot. I made the bento box in the morning and had extra rice and okra. Why don't I have them for breakfast? Of course, I did! Okura gohan is just chopped boiled okra with soy sauce and bonito flakes on rice. It is simple, but this is one of my favorite easy meals. Protein? It might not be enough protein. I usually have more protein. Just not today.......... maybe.


May 24

5:50am Breakfast : Chirashizushi(leftovers), a glass of smoothie, a cup of coffee
10:00am cake
12:00pm Lunch : Bento Box; Chirashizushi & Ika to Daikon no Nimono(leftovers)
8:00pm Dinner : J's Pizza, beer
9:00pm-10:00pm beer, vodka shot

Bento Box


Dinner was the pizza J made. He didn't make it from scratch and just put pizza sauce and other ingredients on the pizza crust we bought at a store. We got a recipe of pizza dough from J's mom. She says it is as good as J's grandpa's. When J has time, he will make pizza following the recipe. Right, J?


May 23

7:30am Breakfast : a piece of pizza(leftovers), 2 cups of coffee
1:00pm Lunch : Shrimp Pilaf, beer (I did exercise before lunch!)
5:00pm vodka shot x 1
6:15pm Dinner : Chirashizushi(rice with vegetables and vinegar), Ika to Daikon no Nimono(cooked radish and squid), Daikonba to Wakame no Miso-shiru(miso soup) , a glass of red wine
8:00pm beer

I didn't publish my blog yesterday, but we ordered a pizza for dinner. I had leftovers for breakfast this morning. I don't have time to cook during a week, so I wanna make something good on weenend. Tonight's dinner was not that special, but I liked it. I just received a package from my mom in Japan. She sent me some Japanese food and I used some of them tonight. Thanks, Mom.



Did you buy a head of cabbage and are you at loss to use it up? Are there many pieces of various vegetables in the fridge? Try Pot-au-feu. You can cook and clear leftovers of vegetable in the fridge up at same time. It is easy. Add some whole-grain mustard if you like. It would look gorgeous!

Ingredients : serve 2 - 3
4 - 6 chicken drum sticks or wings
1/2 cabbage - cut half
1 middium carrot - cut into 4 - 6
2 middium potato - cut in to 4 - 6
1 chiken buillon
1 bay leaf
salt & grained black pepper

Preparations :
1. Put all ingredients in the pot
2. Pour water over them till they are just barely covered
3. Put the pot on high heat untill boiling
4. Turn to low heat and cook more than 30 minutes
Note :
The ingredient is simple on this recipe. As I mentioned, you can add any vegetables. I like celery for this recipe.


May 21

5:50am Breakfast : a glass of soy milk, J's tomato bean soup, 2 cups of coffee
9:30am crackers
12:30pm Lunch : J's tomato bean soup with pasta
8:15pm Dinner : Pot-au-feu, crackers & cheese, beer
8:30pm-10:00pm a bottle red wine(shared with J)


It's Friday! We opened decent wine for dinner. Doesn't dinner look good as a meal I spent only 15 minutes to cook? I guess it took less than that. All I had to do was to cut vegetables. It had to be cooked for 30 minutes, but I didn't need to be in kitchen during cooking. I will publish the recipe later!


May 20

5:40am Breakfast : a glass of soy milk, a glass of smoothie, J's meat sauce pasta, a cup of coffee
9:15am a cup of coffee
12:00pm Lunch : Bento Box ; J's meat sauce pasta
7:00pm Dinner : Fried Polenta(it was too greasy!!!), beer at bar

Bento Box

I went to a bar with my co-worker after work. We usually order friench-fries, but we wanted to try something different. Then we picked fried polenta. We enjoyed a few stickes but it was the wrong choice. It was sooo greasy. We had polenta before, but both of us forgot what it was what ordered it. We regreat that we didn't oreder regular friench-fries.


May 19

5:40am Breakfast : a glass of soy milk, Bean Rice, Daikon no Miso-shiru(miso soup), a cup of coffee
12:20pm Lunch : Bento Box ; Beans Rice & Iri-Doufu(scrambled tofu)
6:30pm chocolate wafers
8:15pm Dinner : Bean rice Onigiri(rice ball), Iri-Doufu, Ingen no Goma-ae(boiled greanbeans), Daikon no Miso-shiru
9:15pm-10:00pm vodka shot x 1, a glass of red wine
Bento Box

My camera is going to die. It is not that old though. The picture doesn't look good, but the meal was tasty. The meal looked vegan, but I used one egg for scrambled tofu. We had beans too with rice. There's enough protein from the tofu and beans.


May 18

5:40am Breakfast : J's Tomato Bean Soup, a glass of smoothie, a cup of coffee
10:00am a cup of coffee
12:00pm Lunch : Bento box ; J's Meat sauce Pasta
8:15pm Dinner : J's Tomato Bean Soup
9:00pm-10:00pm vodka shot x 1, beer


If I didn't have J, I would have been starving to death. I ate the meal he made for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To show my appriciation, I will make dinner tomorrow.


May 17

5:40am Breakfast : a glass of smoothie, cereal with soy milk, a cup of coffee
9:00am a cup of coffee, An-Pan(Japanese bun)
12:00pm Lunch : Bento box ; rice, Isomushi Tamanegi & Daikon-ba Furikake & P-man Okaka Ae(leftovers)
8:20pm Dinner : J's meat sauce pasta
9:00pm-10:00pm beer

Bento Box

Dinner : my camera sucks

J cooks more often these days and he does a good job. He made extra pasta and sauce for my lunch tomorrow. Thanks J.


May 16

7:30am Breakfast : a glass of soy milk, a piece of toast and one fried egg, a cup of coffee
11:30am Lunch : Soba(japanese noodle), Gyoza(dumpling), Coke at Soba Matsuri of Iwate Prefecture
1:30pm beer
5:00pm-6:30pm vodka shot x 1, beer x 1, a glass of red wine
6:30pm Dinner : Grilled Salmon with shredded Daikon radish, Isomushi Tamanegi(Onion and seaweeds), P-man Okaka Ae(Green pepper stirfry), rice, Daikon-Ba Frikake(daikon radish's leaves)
8:30pm-10:00pm beer x 2, a glass of red wine


I went to Soba Matsuri (noodle festival) on business and had lunch there. It was really tasty. I was glad that I enjoyed soba noodle in Brazil. Oh, you found that? Yes, I had a beer while I was working. That is a part of the job.....right?


La Pasta & Formaggio

La Pasta & Formaggio is not pricey for an Italian restaurant in Sao Paulo. We had Carpaccio and Lasagna. I picked the carpaccio because it had artichokes. I didn't love it. The artichoke was not pickled enought and cheese on it was kind of dry. The Lasagna was good, but it had a slice of ham in it as if it was pasta. I don't think that I will order them again, but I can come back to this restaurant for the convert.

Conver : Bread, Parvalone cheese, Mozzarella cheese, Dried tomato, Eggplant?)

Carpaccio con Carcifoli

La Pasta & Formaggio
Av. Reboucas, 3970 -Shopping Eldorado-

May 15

8:30am Breakfast : a glass of soy milk, a piece of toast and one fried egg, a cup of caramel te
11:30am a cup of coffee
1:00pm Lunch : Friench Fries, Chicken Nuggets, Beer, Caipiroska com maracuja
7:00pm Cafe Latte with soy milk at starbuks
8:00pm Dinner : Bread, Antipasto, Carpaccio, Lasagna, Red Wine, Beer at La Pasta & Formaggio
9:30pm-10:30pm beer

Dinner : Lasagna

I liked the way I spent the day today. I did household tasks and went to the gym in the morning. I had lunch with J and went to the grocery store after lunch. We went out in the evening and ate out for dinner. It is kind of a perfect holiday for me. Sounds boring? hehehe. That's me.


May 14

5:40am Breakfast : Egg and Zucchini donburi, a glass of soy milk, a glass of fruit juice
9:00am a cup of coffee
12:15pm Lunch : Bento box : Grilled chicken and Zucchini on the rice
8:00pm Dinner : Chicken Sandwich and beer
8:30pm-vodka shot x 1, beer x 2

Bento box


I ate lots this morning. Some people can't eat a big meal in the morning, but I can. I eat small in the morning usually, that's because I don't have time to make a big breakfast. And I found something. When I had a big breakfast, I get hungry before lunch time. But when I have a small breakfast or skip it, I don't get hungty that much. Does it happen the same to you?


May 13

5:40am Breakfast : a glass of soy milk, a glass of fruit juice(orange, banana, wheat germ), Onigiri(rice ball), a cup of coffee
9:00am a piece of cake, a cup of coffee
12:00pm Lunch : Meat souce and rice
8:00pm Dinner : Spicy miso soup, Onigiri
8:30pm-10:00pm a glass of white wine, beer


I had pasta with the meat sauce for yesterday lunch, so I tried rice today. It was ok, but it is definitely better with pasta. Is it obvious?


May 11

5:40am Breakfast : a glass of soy milk, cereal with yogurt, a glass of fresh fruit juice(grapefruit, orange, mango, banana, wheat germ), a cup of coffee
9:00am a cup of coffee
12:30pm Lunch : Pao de queijo, Fried sausage(?) at Nova America
8:00pm Dinner : Meat sauce pasta, a glass of red wine
8:30pm-10:00pm vodka shot x 1, beer

I had Chef J tonight, too. He made great pasta sauce. I liked it a lot and boiled extra pasta for tomorrow lunch. I am looking forward to lunch time tomorrow!


May 10

5:40am Breakfast : a glass of soy milk, cereal with yogurt, a cup of coffee
12:30pm Lunch : Kaisen Yaki Udon(leftovers)
9:00pm Dinner : Chicken Bean's Soup
10:00pm a glass of red wine
Anytime water 24 oz


J made Chicken Bean soup. It was good. The soup had 2 kinds of beans; carioka and black beans. He made it a lot. It was supposed to be for a week, but it won't last that long. We will finish tomorrow. Thanks, J!


May 9

8:00am Breakfast : Ramen, 2 cups of coffee
12:00pm Lunch : Leftovers(Potatoes, Sour Kraut, Sausage)
4:30pm-6:00pm a glass of red wine, vodka shot x 1
6:00pm Dinner : Kaisen Yaki Udon(seafood fried noodle), Dashimaki(Japanese omlet), Nasu no Nibidashi(cooked eggplant), Carrot and Wakame with ginger ponzu, beer
7:30pm-9:00pm a glass of red wine, beer


Dear 2 mothers

I wish I were there with you on Mother's day. One mother is in Japan and the other is in the U.S. I can't stay with both of you at the same time. So it is fair that I live far from both of you? I miss you.

Happy mother's day. I love you!


Cervejaria Braugarten

Braugarten looked like a German pub, they had some kinds of imported beer. The food is good. One plate is big enough to share for 2 people. Sortido do Cervejeiro was too big for 2 of us and we took leftovers to go. There's only one dissapointment for me. The price of beer..... the 355ml bottle of Bohemia was about R$6. I can have the 6ooml bottle of Bohemia with almost same price at a pub or a lanchonete. Well, I shouldn't compare the price between a restaurante and a lanchonete.
Forget about the beer, I will come over when I am hungry for pork.

Beer : Oettinger Hefeweizen (wheat beer) & Therezopolis

Onion ring

Sortido do Cervejeiro
Cervejaria Braugarten
Av. Giovanni Gronchi, 5819 -Shopping Jardim Sul-

May 8

8:00am Breakfast : bread and fried egg, a cup of coffee
1:00pm Lunch : salad, chiken, ham at Leticia
7:30pm Dinner : Onion ring, Sausage and Pork with Sour Kraut, beer at Braugarten

I was going to drink beer or wine at home after dinner, but I was thirsty for water. I could expect it. The meal was salty. It was good for beer, but I was stuffed to have a carbonated drink after dinner.


May 6

6:40am Breakfast : a glass of soy milk, Onigiri, 2 cups of coffee
10:30am Anpan(Janpanese pastry bun)
12:30pm Lunch : pizza
8:00pm Dinner : Onigiri, Spicy miso soup, beer
9:00pm-10:00pm beer, vodka shot x 1


Dinner for J

The soup I had for dinner is leftovers from yesterday. I cooked fish for J. I don't know what fish it was, but it worked and J liked it. It is not easy to find fresh tasty fish with a good price. But I can get beef with a good price. I am not sure about the taste though.


May 5

5:30am Breakfast : cereal with soy milk, a cup of coffee
11:30am Sekihan Onigiri (this is not lunch)
1:00pm Lunch : salad, rice, feijao, sausage, agua com gas at Por kilo restaurant in Liberdade (I don't remember the restaurant's name)
6:30pm-8:00pm Dinner : French Fries, Beer (that's it??) at Kare-ya
10:30pm-11:00pm a glass of red wine, beer

I ate out for lunch and dinner but I didn't take a picture. It was good but it was not worth to take a picture. You see what I ate.


May 4

5:50am Breakfast : cereal with soy milk, a cup of coffee
12:00pm Lunch : French Fry and Quesadilla
8:00pm Dinner : Bento box, beer
9:00pm-10:00pm beer
I got Bento box at work. I had it for dinner. It was good, but meal and sweet was shuffled in my bag when I was on my way home.


May 2

Breakfast : Ume zousui
Lunch : Beans tomato stew and rice
Dinner : Steak, French fry, Pastel, beer


I should have published everyday. I don't remember what time I had food yesterday.


May 1

8:45am Breakfast : a glass of smoothie, 3 cups of coffee(drank too much?)
12:00pm Lunch : Beans Tomato Stew and Rice
3:00pm crackers
6:00pm Dinner : Chicken and Beans Curry
6:15pm-9:00pm beer, 3 glasses of red wine

Lunch : carioca beans, onion, celery, eggplant, zucchini


I was too lazy to cook dinner. But I didn't want the same food from lunch. So I added grilled chicken and curry powder in the leftover. I am proud of my laziness. It was good.