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Food: dinner

First let me show you what I cooked for Star and Adam last Sunday

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the usual suspects: red sauced pork

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bok choy. According to Star, I made the most delicious sautéed bok choy in the world, and I don’t even know my secret! 😉

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pork short ribs and chinese yam soup

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sauteed mushrooms with pork and chili

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I instead made myself a macrobiotic meal: chopped lettuce, tomato, tofu, butternut squash, brown rice and miso paste

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and a soup made with daikon, arame and parsley.

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Dinners during the week:

#1

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brown rice, sautéed bok choy with mushrooms and shiitake.

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#2: A daikon, arame, bok choy soup

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with sauteed tomato, tofu, mushroom and green onions

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brown rice with aduki beans

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#3: macrobiotic plate: tomato, celery, butternut squash, tofu, brown rice with aduki

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and steamed daikon greens with eggplant in a tahini/miso sauce

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#4: brown rice with aduki

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sauteed celery, bok choy, mushroom and yuba (tofu skin)

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arame with daikon cooked in tamari

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#5: Macrobiotic plate

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#6

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stir-fry couscous with celery and smoked tofu, seasoned with S+P and curry powder

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sauteed bok choy with mushrooms

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My sautéed method: heat sesame oil, add the vegetables, cook for 1-2 min, add shoyo, mirin and pinch of sugar. Add some water if needed, cook for another 1-2 min and serve. Sometimes I would top some roasted sesame seeds as well. A true asian flavor! 🙂

Q: Do you use sautéed method? What’s your favorite sautéed dish?

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Food: playing around

From time to time I feel lost in term of what to eat. I don’t want the same thing anymore (chao stir-fries), I want something exciting, fun, new, tasty and filling food to eat. So creativity and imagination (both that I’m not good at) come to play.

Since last week salad I’m hooked with avocado. I picked 4 large avocados last week and every morning the first thing I do is to check whether another one is ripped 😯

For breakfast I’ve been having either this

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I made a batch of black rice, aduki beans and barley. So I’d either add white fungus or simply avocado.

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Both are YUM~

As meal, I’ve been having spinach cannelloni. For the sauce I used 1/3 cup pumpkin puree, 2 tbsp nutrtional yeast and 2 tbsp of milk.

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Love this meal~~~ 🙂 It’s so easy (just heat the frozen cannelloni and make the sauce, 5 min top) and so tasty!

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Last weekend Star and I went to the farmer’s market. I’m so happy to see more fresh produce! I got a bunch of greens.

rainbow chards

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sauteed in butter

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steamed brussels sprouts broiled for 5 min

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soft boiled egg (insert the egg into boiling water for 1-2 min, turn off the heat, cover and wait for 3 min more)

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I said I’m obsessed with avocado but you only saw it in breakfast once. How come? Well… I’ve been eating a lot of salad, all massaged with 1/2 large avocado. For the dressing, I used miso/pumpkin/tahini/mustard mix. I’m loving the flavor of this dressing.

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A salad with fat (avocado and tahini) and protein (salmon) is a full meal. You’d be surprised that a salad can satisfy you so much and for so long (at least 4 hrs).

Q: What’s your favorite way to eat avocado?

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Food: bamboo tutorial

Fresh bamboo is my latest obsession. I can’t get enough of them. I add it to everything. It’s hard to describe the taste. But I think the closest thing would be palm hearts. So I thought I’d share this with you. If you see it at the asian market, give it a try~ 🙂

This is how it looks.  In my local asian market, $2.99/lb

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First peel it off everything that is brown.

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Then boil the entire piece in hot water for 5 min.

This is what you get. It’s pretty small compared to the size of the original bamboo.

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cut in your desire form and add to the meal.

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If you can’t find fresh ones, there’s canned too. It’s much cheaper but less tasty and less crunchy.

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I used it as topping for pizza

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other toppings in this pizza: oyster mushroom, zucchini and mozzarella.

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To stir-fries. This one has also bok choy, mushrooms, green peas and salmon.

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this one has green cabbage, green peppers, black fungus, bamboo and dry shrimp.

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all these stir-fries were made with this magic sauce: olive preserved olive leafs

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in less than two weeks, I’m seeing the bottom of this jar 😉

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I made a batch of brown rice/aduki/barley. It tastes like dessert!

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served with stir-fry and a poached egg

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I’m succeeding on microwave poached egg!

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and rice cake with bok choy in a very spicy sauce! 😯 What happens to my taste buds lately? I crave spicy food!

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I did a lot of online shopping today! My purse “hurts”. I’ll post them soon 😉

Have a nice weekend everyone. Mine will to be fantastic!!!!!!

Q: What was the last thing you purchased online?

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