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Food: no so great

Last week I said I was enjoying a lot my meals, well… this week was the opposite. I didn’t enjoy the food I was eating, I didn’t know what else I could eat, I was bored with the usual suspects. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I don’t know why…. it just happened.

Breakfast was the only meal that I still like.Still enjoying ย a lot theย Peach/greek yogurt/protein cake “mess”

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Dinners #1

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last serving of fish ball, napa cabbage and dry shrimp soup

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sauteed iceberg lettuce

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#2

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winter melon, tomato, bamboo and black fungus soup

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store-bought japanese seaweed salad

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#3

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sautรฉed chinese mustard greens with oyster mushroom

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purple laver, tomato and egg soup

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Then I got tired/bored of chinese food. Besides I had some digestive issues (bloating, constipation and fullness) this week, I had to switch to smaller meals.

I got this WW Tuscan Paine from Trader Joes

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made a sandwich with tomato paste, 1/2 avocado and cheddar cheese

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grilled a bit

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served with tomato (which I love during this season, they’re so sweet!)

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enjoyed this meal. More sandwiches to come! ๐Ÿ™‚

Q: Do you get tired of your usual food sometimes? What do you do then?

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Food: the usual suspects

Food continued to be “boring” because I don’t want ย to spend a lot of time thinking/cooking when I can only eat a little. So I’ve been relying on quick meals that I’m sure I’d like and that covers daily nutritional needs.

Savory breakfasts: Rudi’s spelt bread, LC, tomato sauce and a fried egg. Almond milk on the side

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iced decaf coffee with almond milk (latest obsession), egg sammie with LC and mustard

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fresh peaches, spelt bread topped with 1/2 avocado and 1/2 LC

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love the richness of avocado

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Meals:

sauteed veggies (red cabbage, collard greens, celery) with two scrambled eggs and two portions of firm tofu, seasoned with Goya Azafran, S+P.

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More tortilla pizzas. This is how I make two at the same time ๐Ÿ™‚

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one topped with frozen spinach, olive roasted tomato and mozzarella.

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the other with oyster mushroom, zucchini and mozzarella

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and wonton, those that my mom made for me before she left. I still have more than 20 servings on the freezer. YAY!!!

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I like to put some romaine lettuce and laver in the soup, with tons of white pepper.

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lastly, more protein ice cream. This one has 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup silken tofu, 1 scoop of protein power, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1/4 tsp xanthan gum, 1/3 tsp guar gum, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 tsp almond extract, stevia to taste and 10-12 ice cubes,

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and top it with more greek yogurt. Love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Q: What’s your favorite dessert lately?

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Life: Thanksgiving 2011, the best thanksgiving so far!!!

Thanksgiving 2011 was FABULOUS! We celebrate it with 20+ friends, some new friends, some old friends, some friends that I know I will have for life! ๐Ÿ™‚ It was soooooo much fun! I TRULY LOVE HOSTING FRIENDS AND FEEDING THEM ALL! ๐Ÿ˜†

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I did some cooking the day before and some more preparation in the morning, relaxed, not stressed out at all, I even took a nap from 3-5 when guests were supposed to come at 6PM! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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we had plenty of drinks, mostly alcoholic though ๐Ÿ˜‰

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when guests started to arrive, I put the appetizers out

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in less than an hour, most of them arrived and they surrounded the food table for a long while

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I was running back and forth before dining room and kitchen, stopping between crowds of friends…. how lovely~~~~~

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appetizers

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the star of the night was Argentinean empanadas, a classic party food

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I baked some pork loin with bacon and rosemary

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made a dip with feta, greek yogurt and sun dried tomato

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corn bread

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figazita de manteca

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guacamole, ham and cheese

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rugula, baby spinach, tomatoes and feta with balsamic dressing

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a friend from Armenia brought a traditional salad made with beans and beets

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I also made sweet potato casserole with marshmallow

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couscous salad with broccoli, raisin and chickpea

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empanadas were “sold” out quickly… I made several batches to feed the crowd

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forgot to take pic to the pork loin, the side dish for it was rosemary glazed carrots

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we had 3 pies. I made this one which went out very quickly, pecan chocolate pie

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someone brought a cranberry pie

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and a friend brought a banana pie which was delicious as well

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me and Qiao

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friends from work

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friends from work

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Star’s friends

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some of my favorite people in the US! I love them so much and I feel they’re becoming family!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesterday was also Star’s 35th birthday… we celebrate it with cake and champagne while playing ping-pong until 3:30AM with our closest friends!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ YEAH~~~ It was a long night, but such a good one!!!

As tradition to this holiday… I need to say I’m thankful for having all these amazing friendsย in my life, without them my life would be as colorful and joyful as it is. I’m also thankful for having my parents healthy and here with me, they are so important to me. Lastly I’m thankful for having Star in my life, he’s the angel sent by God to take care of me, to protect me and to do everything in his power to make me happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Q: Which part of the Thanksgiving did you enjoy the most?

Q: Did you do any Black Friday shopping?

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