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Food: homemade vegetarian buns

As I mentioned in my weekly update, my mom and I made some vegetarian buns and it was a total success!!!! Look how beautiful they are

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the filling was made with chopped bok choy, chinese green 荠菜, shiitake mushroom and smoked tofu, salt and pinch of sugar.

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for the dough I used the bread machine and this mix:

  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast

Choose the dough cycle. Once it’s done, separate de dough into 21 small balls

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add the fillings

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make the bun (my mom is an expert on making the prettiest buns! )

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end product

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let it rise in a warm place for 30 min, and steam for 20 min.

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I either have one in the morning with oatmeal, or two with soy milk

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delish~~~ πŸ™‚

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Q: Do you like buns? what’s your favorite filling?

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Food: meals

It’s funny that this week I have a lot of pics store in my camera, maybe because I’m trying new food and I want to share it with you. πŸ™‚ So this week’s post will be food intensive! πŸ˜†

I’ve been obsessed with this dish last week (4 times in a week!). It’s made with brown rice, bok choy, shiitake mushroom and chinese sausage. similar recipe here

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a final ingredient that is a must is this chili sauce

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accompanied with a tomato, egg and seaweed soup

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that was my dinner

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lunch at work: I had this combo twice (3 turkey meatball, greek salad and roasted squash)

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accompanied with a thick piece of multi-grain bread with raisin

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Okay… I had this again

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accompanied with a tofu, green and shiitake soup

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and again! this time it was a mixture of leftover dishes, rice and glass noodles.

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On Saturday I cooked a chinese food dinner for two friends

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pork ribs soup with chinese yam

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chinese chives with pork

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bok choy with chili

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sauteed celery, black fungus and dry shrimps

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red sauced porkΒ 

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and spicy whole tilapia

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I enjoy cooking for my friends and family from time to time so I can keep up with my culinary skills! πŸ˜‰

Q: What’s your latest favorite dish?

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Food: mom cooks and I bake

Since mom arrived 1.5 month ago, I haven’t cooked AT ALL! When it was only mom and I, we ate simple food. A lot of veggies and some seafood. But now that my dad arrived, more food is needed. Let me tell you, my dad has a monster appetite!!! 😯 He seems to have a bottomless stomach. He doesn’t excercice other than walking 1-2 hours everyday, but his appetite is ADMIRABLE! He’s 64 yrs old and he eats like a teenager! Everything seems so tasty to him and he likes trying EVERYTHING! I’m the bad “daughter” telling him constantly to “Not eat too much”, “it’s high in saturate fat”, “it’s high in colesterol”, etc. Sometimes he’d listen, sometimes not. 😦

Samples of daily food:

cucumber sauteed with shrimp head

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broccoli with mushrooms

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tofu with shrimp

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garlic green peas

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bok choy with mushrooms

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θΎ£ι…± my dad’s favorite dish. Cubed pork, potatoes, carrots, oyster mushroom, smoked tofu cooked with a red spicy sauce.

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fried fish cooked with chinese pickles

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bok choy

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water chesnut sauteed with chinese pickles

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chinese chives sauteed with pork, smoked tofu and dry chili

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sauteed green beans

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My mom is in charged of the cooking and I do the rest: BAKING! πŸ˜†

The day we came back from Orlando, I baked her pound cake with green raisins.

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and when my Dad arrived the following day, I made him bread with dry pork floss

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I’m clipping a lot of other baking goodies to make. They’re leaving tomorrow for a tour (Niagaras Fall, Boston and NYC) for 6 days. A little break from my dear parents πŸ˜‰ Wait… does it mean I have to cook? Maybe! Mom prepared 70 wontons for me in case that I continue to be lazy πŸ™‚

Q: What’s your parents’ eating style? My mom eats everything in moderation. My dad is a lost case. 😦 He enjoys EVERYTHING TOO MUCH!

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