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Food: new combos

As I mentioned last week, I got bored of my usual eats, so I had to find new combos to invite my appetite back. I found few new meals that I enjoy. See below

Breakfast: instead of protein cake, I topped greek yogurt and peaches with 2 tbsp of flax meal, 2 tbsp of coconut flour and 1/2 cup of almond milk

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it’s like eating a cookie dough~~~

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this combo has dragon fruit, blueberries, greek yogurt, flax meal and coconut flour

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and with quinoa

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For lunch, I had this vietnamese noodle bowl that comes with glass noodles, assorted veggies, calamari in a soy ginger broth.

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Dinner combo that I enjoyed a lot.

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sauteed noodles with smoked tofu and bell peppers, and seaweed salad

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with sautéed romaine lettuce with mushrooms

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And I had panini several times

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this one has 1/2 large avocado, cheddar and tomato paste

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two fried eggs, cheddar and ketchup

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grilled summer squash, two fried eggs and cheddar.

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I love all these combos! Ready in <10 min and delicious! 🙂

And a chinese meal, seaweed salad, aduki bean oatmeal porridge

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and sauteed cucumber with black fungus and jumbo shrimp

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As dessert, I’ve been having steamed kabocha with a chocolate mouse made with avocado, silken tofu and cocoa powder. The mouse is soooo smooth with avocado! Love it! 🙂

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Q: What’s your favorite panini combo?

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Task classification

I’ve had this idea when I was doing house cleaning last week. Everyday we do a lot of things/tasks, some are necessary, some are pleasant and others are annoying. I’d classify them in 3 categories:

  1. Things that need to be done like house cleaning, paying the bills, etc. We don’t particularly enjoy the process, but we need to final result.
  2. Things that we do mainly because we like the feeling when it’s finished. Typical example would be running a marathon. It’s a painful process but you feel million bucks when you cross the finishing line.
  3. Things that are enjoyable the process itself. This is probably what makes me happiest. Examples: cooking, reading, walking, working 😉

Ideally we should only do things that satisfied all three categories. Unfortunately we often do things that we don’t like but it must be done. But as long as we remind us to do more things that belong to 2 and/or 3, we’d be enjoying more the daily life.

Talking about daily life, for my surprise I had a very productive day! Even though my code took 10 hours to run just once, I did tone of related work while I waited patiently 😉 (it seems that patience is general missing virtue)

I started my morning in a positive way…. YEAH~~~ I’m addicted to this book. If The Happiness Project was good, this book is even better because it’s a research based book about Happiness, written by a Ph.D in psychology. Stay tune! I have a lot to share with you 😉

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Rudi’s 14 grains toasts with a microwaved egg, LC and ketchup! YUM~~~

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After my first time eating wraps, I couldn’t resist to try another combo

As you can see, everything happen in this table: work, leisure reading, breakfast and lunch 😉

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for the filling I made a chicken curry: chicken, celery, onion with this sauce

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wrap # 1 was a success!

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#2 was messy because it was too much filling to wrap it up 😯

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YUM YUM YUM~~~ I love wraps!!! Sooooo TASTY AND soooooo easy to make.

Dessert was chocolate mousse.

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perfect ending, followed by a 30 min power nap~

Q: What kind of task/thing (according to above categories) you do more often?

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Failed attempt :(

Running out of Tahini = Unhappy Coco 😦

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so, what to do? It’s just sesame seeds right? It can’t be hard to make my own (I thought). I had toasted sesame seeds and olive oil, did some google search and ready to make my own tahini

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I used 2 cups of sesame seeds + 1/4 cup olive oil

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blend blend blend, just like any other nut butter

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5 min later, oil was released and “tahini” was ready

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put into a nice container and SERVE 😉

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but…. one moment!!! What about the taste? okay…. I took a spoon and tasted it… IT’S REALLY BAD!!! It tastes nothing like tahini. I think the problem was the sesame seeds were too roasted.. or smoked 😦 Very unhappy with my attempt but I won’t punish myself by eating it, so I just throw the whole bottle.

Unhappy X 2, so what to do? Make something that I’m sure I’ll like therefore I can be happy! Dairy-free chocolate mousse is BACK!

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I thought I only needed 3 ingredients at first: silken tofu (half block), cocoa powder (3 tbsp) and coconut oil (1-2 tbsp) to help to solidify

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after putting them into the blender I realized that I also needed some form of liquid, so added about 1/4 cup of silk

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tasted it… too bitter! So add 3 tbsp of sugar (yeah~ the real thing)

Blend again and put them into a small serving container like these

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Who needs to buy artificial Jello if you can make these at home? 😉 I promise, they’re really really good.

I finally roasted the lamb that I had marinated for 3 days 😯 (I kept forgetting), used them as topping on a bed of spinach, celery and tomato. No dressing for the salad was needed because the remaining marinate and lamb’s fat combined was tasty enough.

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My belly felt loaded after this so I had two bags of tea to help digestion 😉

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This is my favorite herbal mix tea (brought from Argentina).

Q1: What’s your latest cooking failure?

Q2: What’s your current obsession? Mine is books. I keep ordering books from Amazon that I don’t know how I can manage to read them all! 😆

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