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Food: dinners and KABOCHA is back!

Dinners had to be quick because I was always tired when I got home, just wanted to eat and visit my couch!

#1: oatmeal, veggie tofu stir-fry

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this one has celery, black fungus, tofu, oyster mushroom, seasoned with tamari and sesame oil.

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#2: Tortilla pizzas, chopped tomato

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#3 porridge and spicy-sour cabbage

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cabbage sautéed with oyster mushroom, black fungus, seasoned with chinese vinegar and spicy sauce

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#4 Wonton! Let me show you how I made it. My mom prepared the filling before she left so I just need to wrap them

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used this seaweed soup for the base

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put the wonton in boiling water, cook for about 3-4 min

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prepare the soup, add more seaweed and boiled romaine lettuce for extra veggies

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top with tons of white pepper. The whole dish wouldn’t be the same without white pepper!

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#5: porridge, celery salad and soy bean pancake

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For the salad I simply boiled celery and dressed with tamari, vinegar, sesame oil and 1 tsp sugar.

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Yummy pancakes!!!

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And the biggest NEWS is KABOCHA IS BACK TO MY LIFE!!! After not having it for over 5 months (pregnancy aversion), I finally love it again!

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Every night I had a bowl of roasted kabocha for dessert, sooooo good! I don’t think I like it steamed yet (as I used to) but I do love cinnamon roasted kabocha. It reminded me grad-student life, when every night Kabocha was my companion. ;)

I still can’t eat steamed corn. I had it once and felt nausea afterwards. I guess the 5 packages that I have in the freeze have to wait a bit longer. :)

Q: Have you reunited with any of your past food love recently?

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Food: the usual suspects

Food continued to be “boring” because I don’t want  to spend a lot of time thinking/cooking when I can only eat a little. So I’ve been relying on quick meals that I’m sure I’d like and that covers daily nutritional needs.

Savory breakfasts: Rudi’s spelt bread, LC, tomato sauce and a fried egg. Almond milk on the side

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iced decaf coffee with almond milk (latest obsession), egg sammie with LC and mustard

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fresh peaches, spelt bread topped with 1/2 avocado and 1/2 LC

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love the richness of avocado

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Meals:

sauteed veggies (red cabbage, collard greens, celery) with two scrambled eggs and two portions of firm tofu, seasoned with Goya Azafran, S+P.

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More tortilla pizzas. This is how I make two at the same time :)

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one topped with frozen spinach, olive roasted tomato and mozzarella.

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the other with oyster mushroom, zucchini and mozzarella

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and wonton, those that my mom made for me before she left. I still have more than 20 servings on the freezer. YAY!!!

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I like to put some romaine lettuce and laver in the soup, with tons of white pepper.

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lastly, more protein ice cream. This one has 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup silken tofu, 1 scoop of protein power, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1/4 tsp xanthan gum, 1/3 tsp guar gum, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 tsp almond extract, stevia to taste and 10-12 ice cubes,

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and top it with more greek yogurt. Love it! :)

Q: What’s your favorite dessert lately?

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Food: not creative but I like these

Last week I wasn’t creative at the kitchen… well… I haven’t been since I got pregnant. I had one breakfast combo everyday, two dinner combos that I switched up and I love them despite how boring they sound.

Breakfast: wrap with LC, steamed spinach, 2 fried eggs and mustard

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and a smoothie made with 1 cup of almond milk and half cup of frozen strawberries

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simple and tasty.

On Monday night I went to a graduation party of my friend Belen. She prepared quite a lot of finger food for the guests

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and a lovely flower arrangement

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I tried few of the food but didn’t dare to eat much because it was dinner time and I’d better stick with simple and low sodium options. So when I got back home, I made a soup and a wrap

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a miso soup with bok choy and arame

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a wrap filled with eggs, LC, spinach and roasted bell pepper

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The two combos that I’m currently obsessed are

#1: tortilla pizza and kale stir-fry with coconut oil

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I use 1 tbsp of coconut oil to sautéed onion, mushrooms, carrots and half bunch of kale

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the sweetness of the coconut oil is really special for a savory dish. This tortilla pizza has roasted bell pepper, spaghetti squash, cheese and tons of italian seasoning and black pepper.

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Every night before getting home, I’d think about what I want for dinner. I’d think many options and recipes that I’ve been wanting to make, but at the end this combo always called my name. It’s tasty, it’s ready in <20 min and I love it!!! :D

Dessert combo has been 1/2 cup of pumpkin topped with greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of fiber one (if I didn’t have that morning) and a special drink that I discover to avoid pregnancy-constipation. It’s made with black fungus and chinese red dates. Basically I cook them in slow cooker for 12 hrs, then blend it and drink 1 cup every night. It works like wonders! :lol:

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Another combo

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this time, I used spinach,, spaghetti squash and cheese.

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and more…

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2 small tortilla pizza, one with roasted bell pepper, broccoli slaw and cheese

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the other one with spinach, tofu and cheese

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and a miso soup with collard greens and celery.

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YUM YUM~~~

The second combo I’ve been loving is stir-fry rice with veggies and tofu/egg

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this one has 1 cup of brown rice, 2 cups of celery chopped thin, 1/2 cup carrots and 1/4 block of firm tofu. Seasoned with Goya Azafran seasoning, S+P.

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Another combo was also very good

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1 cup brown rice, 2 fried eggs, 1/5 pack firm tofu, 1 cup celery, 1 cup chopped red cabbage and 1/2 cup carrots.

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I don’t know why I can never make a stir-fry rice that is rice based instead of veggie based. I think I just love veggies too much, so every time I prepare something, I load on veggies! :)

Snacks

1/2 medium water melon eaten with a spoon… old method… perfect for a summer day afternoon.

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Mama Pea’s chocolate protein ice cream

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I recently bought a new blender that can crush ice so I had to try this. It’s ABSOLUTELY amazing!!! No doubt that Mama Pea has it almost every night!!! I think I’ll follow her routine! ;)

I’ve been drinking a lot of decaf ice coffee. Maybe it’s because it’s getting warm, or maybe I just love the experience of sipping through slowly! ;) So I bought a Starbucks ice coffee mug and made it at home! ;)

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and to make it special, I add 1-2 drops of almond extract! What a brilliant idea!!! :)

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So, that’s all for last week’s food. I haven’t figured out what I’ll be having for this week… maybe a little more lingering on these two favorite combos so far! :)

Q: Are you obsessed with any food lately?

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