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Food: breakfast combos

Last week I couldn’t decide whether I wanted savory breakfast or sweet ones. So I alternate

#1: oatmeal + veggie buns + chinese green salad (万年青)


it’s dry chinese greens, I just boil it, add some soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil, simple and quick to add some veggies in breakfast


#2: 2 veggie buns with a new favorite homemade soy milk (2 parts of soy bean hydrated the night before, 1 part of black rice and 4-5 chinese dates).


it’s a thick, flavorful and nutritious milk. I’m obsessed with it now! πŸ™‚


#3: the same milk + 2 slices of WW bread, 1 with strawberry preserve and 1 with almond butter


I mistakenly bought unsalted AB in Tj’s so I haven’t had it for a while, but the other day I wanted some, so I just stir-in some sea salt and now it’s tasty! πŸ™‚

#4: big bowl of oatmeal with these two new pickles, strip cucumber (left) and spicy radish (right). I love the spicy radish!!!


Q: Do you eat vegetables in breakfast? How?


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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


broccoli with mushrooms


tofu with shrimp


garlic green peas


bok choy with mushrooms


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


fried fish cooked with chinese pickles


bok choy


water chesnut sauteed with chinese pickles


chinese chives sauteed with pork, smoked tofu and dry chili


sauteed green beans


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.



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


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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