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Food: stir-fries

I’ve been living in stir fries this week. They’re easy to prepare and within 15 min a balanced nutritious meal is ready.

For breakfast I’ve been having almond milk with an egg sammie

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spinach, laughing cow and fried egg

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frozen veggies with chicken breast, served with brown rice

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frozen veggies, summer squash and firm tofu, with sweet and sour sauce from Tj’s, served with brown rice

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broccoli, bell pepper and shrimp with hoisin sauce, served with brown rice

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And a chinese meal

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sautéed green with a lot of garlic

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sauteed tomato, zucchini, green onion and tofu

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Star’s meal: bok choy and pork ribs

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pressure cooker cooked pork ribs with fermented soy beans

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I’m usually too full for any dessert, so I’ve been having 1-2 pieces of dark chocolate after dinner. Baby is taking all the room down there! :)

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Food: eat to live

This past week I ate to live, for myself and my little baby. My mind was elsewhere (mainly disturb by the headache) so I basically ate whatever was easy to make and sounded at least eatable at the moment.

Breakfast was overnight oats

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following Kath’s recipe, I used 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup almond milk, 1/3 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 tbsp chia seed. Adding 2 chopped peach. The next morning, added cocoa butter and mix.

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it was easy to make but honestly I was not sold.

So I switched back to my recent favorite combo

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1/2-3/4 cup greek yogurt, 1 chopped peach, 1 cup raspberry, 2 tbsp flax meal, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, all mixed.

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Star is back and this is the first breakfast I made for him. Porridge with sweet chinese pancake

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simply mix 2 beaten eggs, 1/4 flour, 2 tbsp honey and cook with some oil 3-4 min each side.

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The only meal I cooked on the stove: stir-fry veggies with chicken in hoisin-tamari sauce, with brown rice

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summer squash is in season. They’re fresh and tender. I used two medium ones, 2 cups of frozen veggies and trader joe’s chicken tenderloin. A quick meal made under 15 min.

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And almost every night from Monday to Thursday, I had panini sandwich, either cheese with egg or cheese with avocado.

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Now that Star is back, I’ll be cooking more. Now that Sofia needs to gain 1/2 lb a week, I need to feed her more! :) Hopefully I can come up with new combos that I we enjoy! :)

Q: What’s your favorite chicken recipe?

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Ideal job revised

Since I’ll be on the job market next year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the ideal job. I used to think I know what it was, I used to think I could get it, I used to think I’d enjoy fully the ideal job, until I realized recently that what I thought was the ideal job, it is not anymore, therefore I feel lost.

For me, an ideal job would be one that:

  • allows me to use what I’ve learned all these years about Economics
  • allows me to use all my skills and potentials
  • challenges me sometimes (not all the times)
  • work with people (very important! working at home with PJs is fun somedays, but not everyday)
  • have enough time to do others things (I don’t want to work 10 hours a day everyday and arrive home too tired to do anything)
  • work whenever I am productive (not a standard office job that requires going to work everyday)
  • have coworkers who I admire and who I can learn from
  • from time to time, feel rewarded and accomplished

So I know what would be an ideal job, the only problem is that I doubt there is any real job that satisfy all these.

Then what?  Not working at all? I thought about this possibility seriously, but knowing myself I know this option won’t work (all my friends told me the same: ” you’ll get bored!”) So, what I’m going to do is to be open to anything and make any job that I can get (if I can get one) ideal. How? Look the bright side and deal with the negative side (as everyone does!) :lol:

Q: What’s your ideal job?

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I’ve been making oatmeal with my new toy

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it’s so simple and the oatmeal sooooo creamy!! ;)

I’d make 1.5 cup in one batch for two meals

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a sweet one: add 1/4 cup almond milk and 1 tbsp coconut butter

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and a savory one.

Yesterday I worked 4 hours and spent the rest of day being lazy. At night I craved meat, so I finally made Jenna’s meat ball

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I followed her recipe almost exactly, except I substitute 0.5 lb turkey with beef.

Pre-bake

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Baked

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throw them to the sauce

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and serve on a bed of steamed collard greens (love it)

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as side: 1/2 baked squash

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very satisfying meal~~~ :D

Today I’m starting the 10 days petit macro detox eating plan. Exciting! :D

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