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Food: two breakfast combos

I’ve been trying more sweet breakfast last week and I have to say, I enjoy both of these combos and plan to make them more often!:)

First, because they’re so pretty!!!!๐Ÿ˜† It’s a visual pleasure just looking at it.

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blueberries pancakes with TJ’s european whole fat yogurt and strawberry preserves.

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To made 5 mini pancakes, I use 1/4 cup of Bob’s Mill high fiber pancake/waffle mix, 2 egg whites (beaten) and 1/4 cup blueberries.

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Scrumptious!!

The second combo is an old one. Last weekend we bought a new waffle maker because I missed this combo

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waffle topped with aduki coconut mousse, served with homemade soy milk made with soy bean, millet and red dates.

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To make the waffles I used 2/3 cup Bob’s Mill’s high fiber pancake/waffle mix, 3 egg whites (beaten), 1 cup homemade soy milk and 1/2 tbsp coconut oil. It makes four waffles. I had two and freeze the other two. I love toasted waffles!:)

Q: Do you prefer pancakes or waffles? What’s your favorite topping?

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Trying to “celebrate” V-day!

I woke up at 7.30 AM (slept in at 3AM) telling myself: okay. It’s Valentine’s, without Star with me, I can still celebrate it and be happy by my own.

I got up, first thing to feel, terrible headache (not surprisingly :-?)

But I was determined!!! I made a yummy breakfast to boost the spirit!

Vegan Waffle topped with aduki-coconut mousse.

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For the waffles I used ย 3/4 cup WW flour, 4 tbsp flaxmeal diluted in homemade soy & peanut milk, 1 cup soy & peanut milk, 1 tsp baking powder, pinch of salt, vanilla/cinnamon.

It was DELICIOUS, so much that after breakfast I made two batches more to be freezed

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Worked a little bit because I knew that would distract me.๐Ÿ˜•

Another stir-fry soba for lunch. I love this meal for lunch, quick (<15min), satisfying and tasty!๐Ÿ˜‰

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this one had cabbage, celery, black fungus and chinese sausage.

After lunch I did more thing to boost spirit. Groceries!!!

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Got new flours to make some chinese dim sum for breakfast๐Ÿ˜‰

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and I couldn’t wait to try lotus powder, it used to love it!๐Ÿ˜€

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It is really simple to make, use 1/2 cup of the powder + 1.5 cup of hot water. DONE!

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I still love it!!!

And then, I spent 1.5 h trying to pull my car out of the snow! IT WAS THE HARDEST WORKOUT in 2010 so far!!! My arms can barely raise after that.๐Ÿ‘ฟ Snow, I curse you AGAIN!!! At the end, it was a nice guy who helped me out, otherwise I would have to spent 3 hours! I can’t even imagine that!

Exhausted, lying on the couch I thought: I need to exercise more! It’s not possible that I get soooo tired and sore after this.

Bottom line: I felt miserable in Valentine’s. Even I tried to tell myself that it is just a normal day, Star and I can celebrate it any day of the year. But I couldn’t fool myself, I was sad and lonely.๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Q: What do you do to boost your spirit when you feel low?

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I believe…

โ€œI believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when theyโ€™re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself. And sometimes good things fall apartย so better things can fall together.โ€-marilyn monroe.

I’m not a positive person by nature so I need to focus on being positive in a daily basis. This quote reminds myself something that I’ve always believed, everything happens for a good reason even if at the moment that it happens you can’t see the good part.:)

Life with too much snow is tough~~~ I became irritable, upset, anxious, depressed, etc. I need fresh air, I need human contact, I need move other than walking from bedroom to the kitchen, I need life outside!!! ย Sorry people, I just need vent out!

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Made a stir-fry soba noodles with shrimp, veggies and sesame seed. YUM~

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It was done in <15 min, great meal for lunch!๐Ÿ˜‰

It was sunny outside so I invited Toutou to go for a walk to the near groceries store. It felt soooo good!!!๐Ÿ˜€ Few things until Sunday (if I can pull out my car by then)

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Brussels sprout is my new fav veggie for stir-fry and YAM to replace Kabocha for this reason.

Look what Toutou brought to me…. her very first homemade bread!

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I devoured it in <2 min… so good! Soft and lightly sweetened!:) You’re talented, Toutou!

Another stir-fry with tahini, soy sauce and sesame oil. I’m addicted to this flavor… tahini is the best thing ever! I’ve been increasing its amount from 1 to 2 tbsp, 2 to 3 tbsp and finally 4 tbsp. Conclusion? The more, the better!๐Ÿ˜†

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very HEAB style๐Ÿ˜‰

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Lastly, purple mousse is BACK!

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Perfect sweet ending!๐Ÿ˜€

Q: What’s your weekend plan? How are you celebrating Valentine’s? It’s chinese new year tomorrow, all my family is celebrating it in China. I miss them more than ever! My hubby is in Argentina (with my Dad), so no Valentine’s for me either. But I’m not too miserable because I’ll go to a birthday party tonight!๐Ÿ˜€ Hope I can bring some Argentinean food picture for you tomorrow!:)

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