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Life: weekend update

We had a 3 three-day weekend, the last one with Star until September 😦

  • It was a productive and relaxing one. We did some house improvements. 🙂 We bought a patio set from IKEA last weekend and now it’s assembled! YEY!!!

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Can’t wait to have breakfast and brunch there with friends 🙂

We Star also puts together the changing table for the baby. We got HEMMES from IKEA since it’s more practical to get a dresser instead of a changing table, so it can be used in the future as well.

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and the crib.

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now that the two major furnitures are assembled, I just need to do the decoration in the following months! 😉

  • I made waffles for the week. I made 4 batches and freeze them, so everyday I just need to reheat it in the toaster.

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  • Saturday morning we went to strawberries picking! The first ones of the season! We went to Burtler’s Orchard, which is about 35 min drive from home.

It was a gorgeous day to be outdoor. The blue sky, the smell of green grass and the prettiest strawberries. Perfect activity! 🙂

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It was not easy to find the perfectly red mature ones, so I was examining carefully

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We ended up picking 7 pounds of strawberries. I tasted a few, they’re so juicy and sweet! 🙂

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  • Saturday afternoon, an old friend of mine came to visit us. We had a nice chat eating a bunch of chinese candies. 🙂
  • Sunday was Mother’s day, so we had a date with another mom-to-be, my friend Sarah and her husband for brunch at Busboys and Poets

My outfit for the day

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this is a new pair of pants that I got from Jcrew for girls, size 12. Yes, you read it right, I bought kids’ cloth and fits my 20+ body perfectly! 😉 When I first got it on mail, I tried it in one of those bloating days, I couldn’t zip it, so I was going to return it since I couldn’t tell how it fits me. But then after the bloating went away, it fits me perfectly and I love it. So summery! 🙂 I think in 1-2 weeks I won’t be able to zip it anymore, but at least I know it fits my normal body well. Maybe I could use a pregnant belly band to extend its use for another 1-2 weeks? we’ll see.

Star had classic egg benedict with grits

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and I had an omelette with spinach, tomato, onion and feta cheese, served with house salad and toasts

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it was a nice way to celebrate mother’s day. Good food and good friends to chat about how our lives will change in few months! 🙂

We invited a friend for dinner at home so I made chinese food for Star and Adam.

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Food: food this week

Last week’s breakfast combo has been: orange, soy milk and a protein cake

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topped with coconut butter. For the protein cake I use: 1 whole egg, 1 egg white, 1/2 cup pumpkin, 2-3 tbsp coconut flour, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tsp baking powder and 1 tbsp cocoa power. Mix everything and microwave for 3 minutes.

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Love it! 🙂

Lunch highlight of the week: turkey meat loaf, wild rice salad with chickpea and roasted squash

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and a side of salad made with greens and asparagus

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Dinners:

salad topped with grilled shrimp

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sauteed veggies with shrimp using TJ’s Thai Red sauce and “noodles”

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Soup made with kimchi, chinese cabbage, black fungus, fish balls and “noodles”

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And I finally made macrobiotic balanced plate

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It has brown rice, broccoli, chinese cabbage, roasted pepper, beets, butternut squash, tofu, topped with miso paste and seaweed flakes

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and the carrot/squash sauce. Simply blend boiled squash, carrot with olive oil and salt.

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Wednesday night we invited some friends for dinner. We went to a new vietnamese restaurant close by, Four sisters. We were 5 and ordered the fix menu for six.

Young lotus root salad with shrimp and pork

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I loved this salad, fresh and spicy. I think I devoured half of it before anyone else even tried it.

crispy pork spring rolls

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I didn’t care for the rolls, don’t like fried food nor pork.

vietnamese sweet and sour soup with vegetables and seafood

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It was good, had two cups.

chinese broccoli sautéed with garlic

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I love how garlic it was, had at least 1/3 of the plate

marinated beef

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shrimp sautéed with garlic and scallion

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grilled lemon grass chicken

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caramelized fish in a clay pot

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I was too full for all these and they arrived.

Another balanced plate: rice, zucchini, broccoli, green bean, butternut squash, chinese cabbage, tofu and miso paste

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top with the shredded seaweed that I bought from Argentina

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and the carrot/squash sauce

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Snacks I had this week at work:

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And finally for dessert every night, I’ve been having butternut squash topped with coconut butter.

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My love for squash/pumpkin is finally back! Coincidentally, this week I need extra vitamin A for the baby. 😉

Q: What are you loving this week?

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Food: eating out

We found a new chinese restaurant close by that we all enjoy a lot, Asian Delight Restaurant in Fairfax. We went there twice and both times the food was fantastic.

The first time we ordered japanese tofu with mushrooms

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sautéed chinese mustard with garlic

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beef and chinese radish pot

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steamed white salmon

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and sauteed lotus root with fish balls (my favorite!)

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the second time (last Saturday) we went back with Qiao and we ordered tofu with salty fish

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a soup made with white asparagus, egg white and fake crab meat

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sauteed lotus root, this time without the fish balls…. and we all agreed that with fish ball was better!

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sautéed chinese green with garlic

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and shrimp with green peppers and onions

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as complementary dessert, we had aduki bean soup with rice balls, delish~

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we’re definitely going back! It’s one of the few chinese restaurants that I like!

Q: Have you found any new restaurant lately?

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