Life: groceries, baking and korean BBQ


We had a low key weekend because after a week of work all I want to do was stay at home, do nothing and be with Sofia.

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The weather was cold and still some snow on Saturday, so I didn’t step out from Thursday to Saturday.

On 1/20 Star sent me this lovely bouquet of roses

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It was our 2 years anniversary of getting married officially. πŸ™‚ I totally forgot about it until I received the flower. It’s nice to have a husband who remember all those special dates. πŸ™‚

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What I love doing on weekends is baking, it’s truly therapeutic.

Saturday:

I made these high protein macaroons

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High protein macaroons, adapted from Briitany’s recipe

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 10 drops of liquid stevia
  • 25g vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup dried, unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup oat flour
  1. Preheat oven to 300Β°.
  2. Whisk together egg whites, stevia, and maple syrup in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Add protein powder, oat flour and shredded coconut and stir until combined.
  4. Use a Tablespoon to scoop batter onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before transferring to a sealed container for storage.

I also made some buns for my parents

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Plain bun (bread machine)

  • 1.25 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2.5 tsp yeast
  1. Add all Β the ingredients in this order into the bread machine
  2. Choose dough cycle
  3. Form round shapes of the dough with your hand. Let it rest in a warm area for 30 min
  4. Steam for 20 min

Had another salad with romaine, roasted brussel sprouts, cucumber mixed with mmm sauce and kale chips as topping.

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And baked tilapia with italian seasoning and pepper.

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Sofia’s eczema got worse the next day, so I think I won’t have fish/seafood any time soon. 😦

Sunday:

A quick stop at Tj’s to get supplies for next week’s lunch salads

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new product to try

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I’m planing to use it as salad topping.

And then I made slow cooker chicken using only 3 ingredients: chicken breast, salsa verde and Tj’s 21 seasoning.

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spray the slow cooker, pour everything and cook at low for 8 hrs.

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Once it’s done, shredded with a fold (basically just mix a bit and it’s all shredded)

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discharge the liquid and it’s ready as salad topping

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Also prepare the salad base. I buy organic romaine and baby spinach. Cut, wash, sprint and ready to be used. Added some chopped mushrooms in it too.

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The base for the salad: romaine, spinach, persian cucumber, cherry tomato, mushroom

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topping options: roasted sprouts, broccoli, eggplant, chicken, eggs, turkey bacon.

dressing: mmm sauce

And then the whole family head to the chinese supermarket. We got $150 worth of groceries which will last for two weeks.

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Next stop: korean BBQ for lunch

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bugoli: marinated shredded beef

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seafood pancake: my parents loved it

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spicy tofu stew: I loved it. πŸ˜‰
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hot pot bibimpa: we all loved it.

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I spent the afternoon writing blogs, trying new makeup styles

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facial, yoga and ended the evening with a movie in the bed. Perfect lazy Sunday!~

Q: What do you like doing on weekends to unwind?

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6 responses to “Life: groceries, baking and korean BBQ

  1. Spicy tofu stew!!! I love me some sundubu!!!! πŸ™‚ It’s my favourite Korean dish!

  2. Mmm I was kind of wanting Korean bbq and fish today! Well, I always want fish no matter what, and hot stone pot bibimbap is one of my favorite things to get at a Korean restaurant. πŸ˜€ Great choices! And I hope Sofia heals fast! I’ll pray for her tonight, poor thing.

  3. Min

    Happy belated anniversary!! With a wonderful husband who buys you flowers and a beautiful daughter, I’m thinking you’re one happy mama hehe.
    Yum!!!! All my favorite Korean dishes all in one meal! Seafood pancake is a MUST for my family! It sets the tone for all the other dishes to come ;).
    Do you have a recipe for those buns? I would love to try to make them at home as well!

  4. I love spicy tofu soup! It’s one of my favorite foods!

    I love low-key weekends with enough time to get things organized, go to the farmers’ market, and just hang out. We had a fun but very busy weekend last weekend, and it made the start of the work week harder.

  5. laika

    Those buns look delish, can you please post a recipe?

  6. kristaskravings

    I bet the turkey bacon will be good! And I love that chicken recipe you made. What a great idea!

    On the weekend I love to catch up on blogs, TV shows and read lots of magazines!

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