Life: 2 new routines, 2 meals and groceries hauls

Two new routines:

#1: I started pumping twice at work instead of 3. I started doing it one day that I had too many meetings so I couldn’t lock in myself in the office for 30 min 3 times a day. I got 11 oz. instead of the usual 12oz. It was liberating. I am not worried about supply drop because Sofia is drinking twice a day, 12 oz. max. I think pumping once a day is not too far away either. 😆

#2: I started reading 1-2 hrs at night after putting Sofia to sleep. Previously I’d spend that time watching TV series or just ipadding. Although it was relaxing too, reading fulfilled me more. A good book, a couple of tea, a perfect way to end the day. I finished this book and enjoyed the read.


I learned few things such as we, women are not more risk averse than men, we simply make more rational choices than men; if you have a daughter, send her to best schools, if you have a son, do not send him to a competitive environment.

Two macro meals that I ate

1. kabocha, sauteed mushrooms, tofu and bok choy in a tahini-maple-lemon sauce, brown rice with red quinoa


2. red cabbage, oyster mushrooms, tofu, onion in tahini-maple-lemon sauce, seaweed salad


red quinoa and brown rice



Saturday: trip to the farmer’s market. Sofia in the new Uppavista G-luxe . We got it for the upcoming trips. She seems comfortable in it. Mom and I really like the stylish look, lightweight, simple folder, stand-alone features.


Groceries hauls

Tj’s & WF



  • mushrooms
  • baby yogurt
  • soy yogurt
  • almond milk
  • golean cereal


  • organic kale
  • organic trio pepper
  • babana
  • cucumber
  • sugar-free chocolate

New products: tj’s green lentils


Chicken-style seitan


I want to remake some of the macro recipes from this book

From the farmer’s market


  • organic lettuce
  • organic apples
  • organic cucumber
  • organic strawberries
  • organic tomatoes

From asian market


  • brown rice
  • broccoli
  • zucchini
  • orange
  • mango
  • oyster mushrooms
  • frozen squid
  • bok choy
  • radish
  • sweet potato
  • tofu

Fun finds: Taro Mochi


Chinese mini cakes


Creme de Pirouline (my mom’s favorite!)


Chinese pickles that I have mentioned many times


and lastly KABOCHA HAUL!!!


they were on sale so I had to get 10! 😆

Someone is sitting better and better each week. 😉



Q1: What do you try to buy in farmer’s market? For me, eggs from happy chicken.

Q2: What are you reading? Book suggestions are always welcome.



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5 responses to “Life: 2 new routines, 2 meals and groceries hauls

  1. Mara

    Yo tb compro huevos y carne de happy animals en el farmer mkt…. Bueno, en el caso de la carne , ya no tan happy.

  2. I need some more macro meals!!

    Love the kabocha haul :):)

  3. Laika

    That is so great that Sophia is getting better at sitting!
    I highly recommend this book: Baby Hearts – A Guide to Giving Your Child an Emotional Head Start
    I have been trying to find Kabocha. Did you find it at the Chinese market? How do you cook your kabocha?

    • balancejoyanddelicias

      Laila, I find Kabocha in Korean and Chinese stores. I simply steam it. Thanks for the book recommendation, I will order it. 🙂


  4. That’s a lot of kabocha. But I know how much you love it! 🙂

    I love reading before going to bed. I am currently re-reading several books: Real Food by Nina Planck, Super Immunity by Joel Fuhrman, and Deep Nutrition. Oh, and I usually read some silly murder mysteries – my guilty pleasure. 🙂

    Have a great week!

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