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Food: 9-course chinese dinner

Last night I was in charge of cooking an 9-course chinese meal for Star’s coworkers. This is the end product of 3 hours of work πŸ™‚


The working space with all the ingredients


mushrooms, green onions

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chinese celery, black fungus

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bok choy, smoked tofu

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chinese yam, chopped garlic

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marinated pork with soy sauce, cooking wine, sugar and salt, pork belly

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bean curd, shiitake

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green and red peppers, japanese cucumber

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and fresh fish. It was my first time preparing a whole fresh fish the chinese way


End products:

black fungus salad


cucumber salad


bean curd salad


sauteed smoked tofu with chinese celery


red sauce pork a la Coco πŸ˜‰


pork ribs soup with yam, shiitake, red dates and goji berries, 3.5 hours cooking time.


red sauce spicy fresh fish


sauteed pork with peppers and mushrooms


the chef and the guests


It was a big success! We finished almost all of the 9 dishes!!! The most liked dishes were: red sauce pork, the soup and the fish. πŸ˜€

Q: What did you cook this weekend?


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J&J #18 & Highlights

#1: check out Namaste Food giveaway post!

#2: How was your Easter weekend? I bet you had great time! Weather was amazing, just like summer! πŸ™‚ I don’t have family to celebrate it, but I did spent time relaxing, meeting new and old friends! πŸ˜€ Once again, I feel easier to be approached or to approach boys than girls! I don’t know… it’s just simpler, period. But there’s downside on this too, specially when we become good friends. 😦 I went out with two guys friends yesterday. We’ve been friends for 4 years and they consider me part of their clan, so no forbidden topic when I’m present. What I had to hear all afternoon? their adventures with girls!!! YES! All we they talked about was GIRLS, their adventures with all the dirty details!!! Well… it’s fun to hear that sometimes, but not for 3 hours!!! 😯

#3: It’s official, I’m a gluten free bread convert! I love love love this bread!!!


it looks like biscotti and tastes between bread and cake! It leaves me speechless! πŸ˜‰


#4: J&J #18 @Eat Clean Cookbook: tomato salsa


Coco’s version

Ingredients: 1 large tomato, 1/2 onion, 1/2 lime juice, 1 stalk of celery, 1/4 bell pepper, S+P, italian seasoning, 1 tbsp olive oil


chop and mix! πŸ˜‰


smash 1/2 avocado


leftover bean and rice


homemade taco is served



#5: What are you looking for this week? I’m going to Boston for a conference! Super excited! πŸ˜€


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Challenge J&J #12 & Dirty Talk

#1 I finished writing the first draft of my paper!!! πŸ˜† If I had to spend one more day on that, I’m going crazy! Obviously, I’ll have to spend few more hours on editing and making it more readable, but that’s going to be easy πŸ˜‰

#2 Last week’s TCM series touched a dirty topic, but why not? why we don’t talk about it? It’s soooo important to you! If you go to a TCM doctor, he’ll ask you about it in <5 sentences. “do you sleep well? how’s your appetite? are your bowels moving? what’s the consistency?” At first you might be shocked that he’s asking you that, but then after he explains you the importance of it to your overall health, you’ll get used to it. In your second visit, you’ll be talking about “it” with details and all! So, let’s talk.

Q1: How often do you go to bathroom?

I used to be very constipated, like once every 3-4 days. Nowadays, once-twice everyday.

Q2: What’s your trick to make things moving?

I’ve tried tons of methods in old days. These are some that worked for me:

1. soak flaxseed (1-2 tbsp) with 1 cup of water overnight and drink the whole thing first thing in the morning

2. soak dry prune (4-5) Β with 1 cup of water overnight and drink the liquid and eat prunes first thing in the morning

3. whenever things gets really bad. I’ll do a mini detox with consists eat only oatmeal cooked with white fungus for a day.

4. coffee helps a lot.

5. EAT! if you eat like chicken, you’ll poo like such.


J&J #12 @Eat Clean Cookbook:Β Black bean with Rice



  • brown rice
  • black bean
  • celery
  • onion
  • olive oil
  • S+P



  • cumin
  • diced tomato


Method: add everything and cook for 1 hours. Done!

It doesn’t look like the picture because brown rice is sticky and the original recipe calls for basmati.


it doesn’t look pretty but it’s really tasty and nutritious!! πŸ˜‰


accompanied by tofu stir-fry


and asparagus



look what was the helper for paper-writing anxiety? Β 1 lb of fresh strawberries!!! πŸ˜€


It’s soooooo sweet! I love it! But after I finished it, I had a stomach pain! Too much a anything is bad 😦

Giveaway alert:

Nature path granola bar by Krista


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