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Groceries & New ingredients

Sunday afternoon was nice and relaxing: went to Hela for the facial, introduced Tj’s to my friend (I can’t believe there’s no Tj’s in Chicago) and tried some new ingredients. 🙂

I started my day with this combo (Sarah: I couldn’t find frozen blueberries, otherwise you’ll see a bowl identical to yours)

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topping was Kaia sprouted sunflower seeds (garlic and sea salt flavor).

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Love the combo! I think oatmeal is finally back to my life! 😆

New ingredient:

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well…. black fungus is not new for me, but maybe for some of you

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dry shitake mushrooms hydrated.

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you can find these in asian markets

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this is the new ingredient: dried rolled bean curb.

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It’s not completely new for me because it’s a common ingredient in China, but I haven’t had it for a long time and almost forgot how good it is.

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ingredient list? really short! 🙂

I made a stir-fry soba noodles with them and broccoli.

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Delish as all stir-fry soba noodles that I’ve tried so far! 😀

This week’s groceries.

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I got Arthur King’s white whole wheat flour because I’m going to make BREAD this week! 😉

New items: goat cheese and prosciutto! 😯 I don’t know how they ended up in my cart… kind of random… but it’s always fun to try new things, right? 😉

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New ingredient (courtesy of Foodbuzz Festival last year, I bet many of you have this too).

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I used it to bake salmon in addition to the usual cooking wine, soy sauce, brown sugar and sea salt.

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It’s an exotic flavor, very interesting. But I think I need to add more of it next time.

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For the boy, I made him a japanese meal: roasted pork as I did here

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soba noodles following this method

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Maggie, tell Bobby that I’d make this meal for him when you come to visit me 🙂

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I think the boy liked it! 😉

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Hope everyone had a good weekend! Mine was loaded with work but I got some good sleep, so it was recharging anyway.

March is here. This month will be challenging for me but I’ll do my best to keep stress level under control! 🙂

Q1: What’s your goal of march?

Q2: Favorite chicken recipe?

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