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Food: vegan curry with tofu

Vegan curry with tofu:

  • 1 block of firm tofu, sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • coconut oil, salt

Direction:

1. Cook tofu with coconut oil, 5 min each side

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2. sautee onion, bell pepper with coconut oil for 5-7 min and add mushrooms

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3. in a small sauce pot, boil almond milk, peanut butter, brown sugar, soy sauce and the spices

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4. boil for 1-2 min and add corn starch dissolved in some water

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5. pour the sauce into the veggies and tofu

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6. simmer for 5 min, add salt if necessary.

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Food: dinner at friend’s, vegetarian BBQ wings and coconut veggies curry

Last Sunday a friend-couple invited us to their house for dinner. She enjoys cooking as much as I do and she’s a pasta-master 😆

When we arrived the appetizers were ready

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Mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes and basil wrap

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artichoke dip

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grilled shrimps

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She made (from scratch) raviolis filled with spinach and ricotta

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they are perfecT!!!

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served with homemade tomato sauce

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Both Star and I enjoyed the dinner and the conversation. She got married recently to my classmate, and our husbands have many things complains about us in common.

I got this veggie BBQ wings from whole food ($4.29). I don’t usually buy packaged food but that day I was in mood trying some new taste but didn’t want to cook much. So frozen food was the solution.

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the preparation is pretty simple. Add 1 tsp of oil to the pan, add the wings and cook for 5 min each side.

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heat the sauce package in running hot water and pour over the wings

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they look pretty good, right?

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Side was rice cooked with chickpeas and broccoli

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Overall, I like the taste and texture but was not crazy about it.

Finally, the veggie curry that I made with mushroom, edamame, red peppers, onion and chinese yam.

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I sauteed them in coconut oil and add 1 tbsp of curry powder at the end.

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served over a bed of brown and black rice

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and some sauteed chinese mustard

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Q: What’s your plan this weekend? I’ll make a five-course dinner for my closest friends tomorrow! I’m super excited!!! 😆

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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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