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Food: post food comma and avocado casserole

I felt terrible when I woke up the next day after being in food comma. I was sleep deprived and bloated :evil:. I didn’t want to eat anything until 10AM and when I finally did, all I wanted was strawberries. Glad that Whole Food is just a block away from home, I went there just to get it. Excited about eating a bowl of organic strawberries that costs me $5, but it tastes nothing! No sweet, no sour, nothing!!! 😦

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few hours later… I made a veggie soup with celery, burdock root, onion, tomato, collard and chicken broth.

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chop and boil

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add a tbsp of miso at the end

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voila! a colorful soup, perfect as post food comma meal~

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At night, I made a egg-tofu scramble with onions, asparagus and tahini. It was delicious~~~ definitely going to make it again!

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Yesterday I made avocado casserole

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blend 1 large avocado, 1 cup of pumpkin, 1/4 cup nutritional yeast, juice of half lemon, garlic, mustard, S+P and 1/4 cup milk

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prepare the brown rice pasta and chop some steamed broccoli

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mix everything (added some chopped peppers to color the dish), top with parmesan and bake for 30 min at 400F.

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It was soooo rich and filling! I’ve never tried mac and cheese :opss: but from what I’ve seen in the blog world, this casserole resembles it! 😉

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and finally, my latest breakfast combo: toasted bread + avocado + friend egg

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love love love this golden liquid

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Q: What do you eat after a food comma?

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A colorful post

First, few personal notes:

  • I fall down two days ago and now my right hip hurts whenever I make a movement 😦
  • I did my first run in 2011! I’ve been wanting to run outdoor for a long time but the weather and the knee problem hold me until yesterday. I only did 3 miles and I felt them!!! How easy to lose resistance so quickly? (well…. 4-5 months). Bad news: my knee is still not okay. I didn’t feel sharp pain as I used to have after running just 1 mile, but at the end, I could feel that the pain was coming. So I’ll go to the doc and hopefully she can figure out what’s going on.
  • New challenge: cut back on coffee. From now on, I’ll be having only 1 cup (half mug) of coffee in the morning (I was having 3-4 cups daily). I’d like to eliminate caffeine completely but the reality is I like coffee too much to take it away completely from one day to the other. If this goes well, in a month or two, I’ll cut it to 1/2 cup.

Okay. Let’s start this colorful post.

Breakfast: orange + red

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oatmeal cooked with pumpkin puree and 1 beaten egg, topped with bean curd with fermented red date

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Lunch: black, red, green and purple

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sauteed black fungus, asparagus, shiitake, red peppers and vegetarian chicken

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brown rice, purple cabbage and edamame cooked in the rice cooker with miso

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Dinner: green, red, yellow

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stir-fry chinese mustard, mushrooms, red peppers and fresh bamboo (I’m loving it, you’ll see them more!)

What’s missing in this palette? Blue! I consumed it in form of movie. Blue Valentine

Are you a big fan of The Notebook as I am? Do you like Ryan Gosling? I love him! He’s my favorite actor and he’s the perfect lover!

I went to watch it thinking that it’s going to be another love story. Well… yes, it is a love story, but a sad one. If The Notebook is too romantic to be true, this one is the opposite. It’s an elegy for love, a monument to heartbreak.  Blue Valentine understands love, processes it in ways we see in our own lives more than we do on the big screen.

After I watched it, I can’t get it out of my head. It is both sweet and emotionally devastating. The drama is about a couple whose relationship is warm and fuzzy at first but then grows cold and bitter over time. It is a reality check and it shows precisely what I talked about yesterday, marriage is not just about passion and feelings; if other things don’t match, failure is guaranteed.

Maybe not everyone wants to see a reality-check movie, one that shows the dark side of love and marriage. But I really like it. If you decide to watch it, I wouldn’t recommend you to go with your loved one.

Q: who’s your favorite actor?

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Challenge J&J #14-15 & 2 reviews

J&J #14 @Eat Clean Cookbookfresh berries in vanilla infused avocado oil

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I didn’t have avocado oil so here’s my version:

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DIVINE~~~ berries and coconut is definitely a winning combo! 😉

J&J #15 @Eat Clean Cookbookgrilled asparagus with primavera sauce

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my version: grilled asparagus with poached eggs.

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Review #1: Maranatha Almond Butter

I bought it last weekend in Costco with a good deal and haven’t been having it with oat bran every morning since then

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Coco’s review: I have mixed feelings about it. From on hand, I like that it’s smooth and runny, even stored in fridge, no stir required, so it’s easy to eat/melt. From the other hand, its lack of body and creaminess let me unsatisfied, I also find it not salty enough. So, I think I won’t buy it again. Rating: 3/5.

I made a tortilla-free burrito. hehehe…. well, it’s just rice/bean chili that I made the other day topped with a bed of greens.

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I just started reading Country Driving: A journey through China from farm to factory

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Dinner featured another stir-fry of greens: romaine, broccoli, mushrooms with garlic and sesame oil.

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Review #2: Few days ago I received from Sahale Snacks 3 packets of their flavored nuts and they’re all gone!!! 😆

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#1 : SOLEDAD: This delectable snacking experience features almonds, apples, and flax seeds, tickled with date, balsamic vinegar and cayenne.

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Coco’s review: this is my favorite one. First because I love almonds. And then the combination of flavor is amazing, a bit sour, a bit spicy, perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the dates. Rating: 5/5

#2: Cashews with pomegranate + vanilla: a perfect combination of sublime flavors: Pomegranate, Vanilla, and Cashews. The whole roasted Cashews are teamed with Pomegranate and Apple, and balanced with pure Vanilla bean. Our light glaze adds just the right amount of sweetness.

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Coco’s review: this is an interesting combo, it tastes like dessert for me although a little bit too sweet. Rating: 4/5.

#3: Barbeque Almonds with Mild Chipotle + Ranch. Enjoy the harmony of classic tastes with an all-natural twist. The Barbeque Almonds are seasoned with a proprietary “Dry Rub” spice blend and accented with tangy buttermilk ranch. Then, they’re slow roasted to a smoky, spicy-sweet perfection.

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Coco’s review: it sounds really good but I didn’t like the flavor. It was like eating a meal when I was actually snacking. I guess it would be a nice topping for salad (I should have saved it for that instead of just finishing the packet without enjoying it). Rating: 2/5.

Overall, I like their products, their creative flavor combos and the handy packet size. I definitely will buy them in the future.

Q: Do you like flavored nuts? If you can make one, what would be?

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