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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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Being flexible & homemade food

I haven’t post about homemade food for few days. That doesn’t mean I didn’t start cooking. Although not big meals, I slowly started to visit the kitchen more often πŸ˜‰

Yesterday I worked all day long, first time in 1.5 month 😯 and I was exhausted by the end of the day. Actually after working just two hours, I wanted to quit, but I wouldn’t allow my laziness to pull me back, so I made this wonderful coffee and continued. I ended up working until 5 PM planning to go to the gym at 6.15PM, but laying down on the coach for 30 min convinced me to take a day off. Although I knew I’d feel better after working out, I just didn’t feel like going and preferred stay at home with Star and watch TV. I’m glad I learned to be flexible with myself. Being highly disciplined also means highly inflexible and it is not always a good thing. πŸ™‚

okay. look this beautiful capucchino with perfectly steamed milk with dash of cinnamon. I made it at home!!! πŸ˜†

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and here’s my secret weapon: a manual steam maker

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poor the hot milk

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“work” (pull and down) for 1-2 min and voila, steamed milk

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pour over the coffee

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and add cinnamon if you like capucchino

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I’ve been having this combo for breakfast over a week: homemade soy milk, steamed yam and 1 kiwi.

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a lot of veggies dishes!

sauteed chinese mustard with oyster mushroom

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sauteed broccoli with tofu, black fungus and dry scallops

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served with brown rice and barley

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in another day I made sauteed Brussels sprouts with black fungus and shiitake

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steamed egg

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with rice

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oh….. Star and I played some childhood table game too. I won (obviously ;))!!!

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Q1: Any weekend plan?

Q2 (totally random): How many hours do you sleep per day?

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Perfect rice!

I’m in love with my new kitchen toy: theΒ rice maker. It makes the most delicious brown rice ever!!! πŸ˜†

I have three delicious meals to share today, so let’s start. πŸ˜‰

Breakfast: fage + aduki beans + coconut butter.

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It is delicious and filling. Coconut and aduki is a magic combo. It reminds me theΒ aduki aduki mousse.

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Lunch: mashed cauliflower + baked salmon + sauteed mushrooms

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mashed cauliflower: 1/2 head of steamed cauliflower, 1 tbsp butter, salt, pepper and 2 tbsp of almond milk. I don’t like mashed potatoes, but I love this! πŸ˜€

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And the brown rice. 1 cup of brown rice, fill water just at the 1 cup line for brown rice

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choose brown rice option

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about 2 hours later.Β the best homemade brown rice ever!!! And I didn’t even soak it! 😯 I was really amazed. Usually I’d soak the rice over night and still don’t get this. I’m soooo happy with this purchase. Thank you,Β Maggie.

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and then I wanted to recreate the squash tofu that I had inΒ Soeun

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I forgot the tofu and used only veggies that I had: 2 mini eggplants, chinese cabbage, broccoli and kabocha

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steam it for 10 min while I made the sauce: white miso paste (1/4 cup), tahini (2 tbsp), ginger and garlic

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all to the food processor + 1/2 cup water

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done

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heat the sauce in a wok

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add steamed veggies

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cook for 5-10 min until veggies are done.

Serve

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Dinner: veggies in miso-tahini sauce served with brown rice

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It was really good (although still not as good as Soeun’s). I enjoy it so much! πŸ˜† I thought I didn’t like rice anymore… I was wrong. Now I want to eat rice everyday!!! πŸ˜†

Q: Have you re-fall in love with any food recently?

 

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