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Food: new breakfast combo

I didn’t post any pic of food last week because I was getting bored with what I was eating. I hope my appetite comes back soon, otherwise I might need to shut down this blog 😉 Isn’t it supposed to be a food blog? I guess not since I got pregnancy, when my mind and appetite is everywhere but in food. 🙂

But let’s recap a bit. I’ve been enjoying these two breakfast combo

#1 fried egg, toasts, goat cheese covered by blueberries (from Tj’s), fruit and decaf latte with almond milk

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#2: the same but with turkey breast (leftover from the baby shower)

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the combo of goat cheese and turkey breast is surprisingly beyond DELICIOUS!!! I need to get more of it!

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some dinner combos: oatmeal with celery with

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chicken drum cooked with soy sauce, ginger and green onions.

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sauteed spinach with garlic

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a rainbow stew of spinach, summer squash, tofu and tomato

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Corn is back!!! I brought it back because I was having some constipation issues. For some reason, having 1 corn per day regulates “things”!

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wintermelon, tomato and dry shrimp soup

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sauteed romaine, kale and mushroom with tamari and garlic

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and Star has been loving this combo: sautéed bok choy and red sauced spicy whole tilapia

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He can eat 2/3 of the fish in one meal!!! 🙂

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Now that my mom arrived, she will be in charge of the cooking. I told her that she can decide on what to have for dinner. I want to be surprised! 😉

Q: do you prefer someone else prepares the food for you? or do you prefer cooking it yourself? I used to enjoy prepare meals by myself everyday, but lately I just don’t know what I want to eat, so I need someone else to decide it for me.

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Food: pudding and frittata

For last week’s lunch I made a veggie-tofu pudding.

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veggie-tofu pudding (3 meal servings or 6 as side)

  • 2 can of sweet corns
  • 1 package of frozen spinach
  • 1 package of firm tofu
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • S+P
1. Ground corns together with 2 eggs in food processor, season with S+P. Bake at 375F for 20 min until firm.
2. Mix tofu with 1 egg and nutritional yeast. Once the 1 if done, add to the pan and bake for 10 min.
3. Mix spinach with 2 eggs, season with S+P. Add to 2 and bake for another 20 min.
It’s really easy to make and quite tasty.

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For the Saturday lunch, I made a corn frittata.

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Corn frittata

  • 3 can of sweet corn, grounded
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • S+P

1. Sauteed onions with oil until brown.

2. Add corns to onion and cook at low for 10 min.

3. Let it cool a little bit.

4. Mix egg with 1/4 cup of the cheese.

5. Add corns to the egg mixture.

6. Season with S+P.

7. Pour the mixture into a pan, spring with the rest of parmesan.

8. Bake at 375F for 45 min

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“Single” Valentine’s Day

I spent the Valentine’s Day alone just like the last four years, but this is the first time that I “celebrated” it. How? Treating me with this beautiful chocolate cake. 🙂

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When I was making the cake, I thought about Star and these 9 years and half that we’ve been together.  I realized that even though he’s not perfect and has things that I still don’t like (although I can accept them now), I can’t imagine spending the rest of my life with anyone else. I know that some of my friends might think that I’m with him because I feel safe and comfortable, that he can give me things that other men can’t, that marriage shouldn’t be so rational. blah blah! Well…. I am comfortable with him, but what’s even more important is that I am comfortable with myself when I am with him. He allows me to be just me. I don’t have to change myself to please anyone, I don’t need to pretend or hide my imperfections in front of him, I don’t feel the urge to change him. Believe me! It’s not easy to find these! For me, marriage is not just about passion and feelings, it is a rational decision too.  I know this sounds bad. But passion or feelings fade away with time and they are not obstacles-prove. Only when I rationally think that we’re meant to be together (i.e., matching personalities, values and goals) I can be certain that he’s The one. Just like Gina said, the more time we  spend with him, the more we love him. Maybe it’s not the same kind of love that we felt at the beginning of the relationship; maybe the initial passion and craziness is no longer there. But the love we built together is beyond that…. it’s much stronger and soul-healing. Soul-healing? yes! Because we don’t feel alone in this world anymore.

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Single serving Chocolate cake, adapted from Grain-free bitter chocolate cake for one

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp honey

Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix all of the above ingredients together. Add a splash of water until it reaches the consistency of a thick pudding. Bake for 20 min.

Other eats: stir-fry of red pepper, zucchini, oyster mushroom, egg and yam noodles.

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I crave spicy food lately, so I sauteed it with soy sauce and a lot of spicy sichuan sauce.

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served with homemade multi-grain bread

Poached salmon (soy sauce, cooking wine, brown sugar, ginger powder, S+P)

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served with sweet hot mustard

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sauteed chinese greens with mushrooms

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This is my latest favorite snack combo: steamed corn + kabocha

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I’ve been eating them in the afternoons, mid-mornings, before bed, heheh…. anytime 😉

Q1: What marriage means to you?

Q2: What’s your latest favorite snack?

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