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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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Recipe: pound cake, chocolate “milk” and more

Last Friday, before Star came back I baked two mini pound cake for him. What a great wife I am! :D

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Ingredients:

  • 100g butter (room temperature)
  • 100g flour
  • 70g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 50g banana chips + almonds

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Beat sugar+butter+eggs until very puffy

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Soaked the banana chips with some warm milk, get rid of the milk and blend

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Pour the batter to two mini moldes

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bake at 350F for 35 min

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isn’t it pretty?

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I made again the black chicken soup. Something that I want to comment about soup. In chinese culture, soup is not just food, but also a “medicine”. There is actually a word for that, 药膳,medicine food. It usually combines different ingredients that have medicinal values with everyday ingredients. The idea is heal or get healthier with daily food.

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For this soup, I added these: 黄芪 (radix astragali) to invigorate Qi, 当归 (Dongui) and red dates to build blood and dry shiitake.

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Stir-fry continued to be a staple for me. This one has broccoli, mushrooms, bamboo, green peppers and eggplant.

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Bok choy with smoked pork belly

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Star was working while I cooked and it was funny to see where he choice to do the conference call. ;)

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oh… that’s Charlotte from Sex and the City! Yes, I’m watching it for the 1000000 times!

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Another stir-fry: chinese mustard greens, red peppers, chinese yam and bean curd stick

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Yam noodles with chinese cabbage, black fungus, shiitake, dry shrimp and a poached egg.

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For breakfast I’ve been having these two combos:

#1 oatmeal cooked with chia gel and pumpkin puree

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I made some almond butter

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#2 pumpkin bread with AB

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with homemade chocolate milk.

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I love Almond Breeze Chocolate but I don’t buy it anymore. Why? Because although I love how it tastes, it’s not very nutritious. So I make my own bean milk (soy bean, black bean, aduki and mung bean) and add 1-2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder. Voila…. a nutritious bean milk!

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Food: bamboo tutorial

Fresh bamboo is my latest obsession. I can’t get enough of them. I add it to everything. It’s hard to describe the taste. But I think the closest thing would be palm hearts. So I thought I’d share this with you. If you see it at the asian market, give it a try~ :)

This is how it looks.  In my local asian market, $2.99/lb

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First peel it off everything that is brown.

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Then boil the entire piece in hot water for 5 min.

This is what you get. It’s pretty small compared to the size of the original bamboo.

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cut in your desire form and add to the meal.

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If you can’t find fresh ones, there’s canned too. It’s much cheaper but less tasty and less crunchy.

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I used it as topping for pizza

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other toppings in this pizza: oyster mushroom, zucchini and mozzarella.

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To stir-fries. This one has also bok choy, mushrooms, green peas and salmon.

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this one has green cabbage, green peppers, black fungus, bamboo and dry shrimp.

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all these stir-fries were made with this magic sauce: olive preserved olive leafs

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in less than two weeks, I’m seeing the bottom of this jar ;)

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I made a batch of brown rice/aduki/barley. It tastes like dessert!

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served with stir-fry and a poached egg

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I’m succeeding on microwave poached egg!

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and rice cake with bok choy in a very spicy sauce! :shock: What happens to my taste buds lately? I crave spicy food!

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I did a lot of online shopping today! My purse “hurts”. I’ll post them soon ;)

Have a nice weekend everyone. Mine will to be fantastic!!!!!!

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