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Food: a variety of eats

As I transitioned to enjoy again the joy of cooking and eating new combos, I’ve been eating a more varied spread of food! 🙂

Breakfasts:

Almond milk, cherry (sooo sweet that I cannot eat more than a handful at the time) and a tortilla-egg mess

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I simply heat a tortilla, spread LC cheese, cracked two eggs (one each side) and top with ketchup.

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Sliced peaches, homemade soy milk and radish pancakes

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A “pudding-dessert” like combo of 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, 2 tbsp coconut flour, almond essence, 1/2 cup almond milk, topped with walnuts. Really tasty! 🙂

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Cherry, chocolate almond milk and a protein cake. I used a different recipe this time:

  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1/4 cup egg white
  • 2-3 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tbsp flax meal
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
Mix everything and microwave for 3 min.

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It’s a very high protein and tasty but the texture is a bit too chewy, not as cakey like as my original protein cake.

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Meals:

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A soup made with winter melon, bamboo, black fungus, tomato and mushrooms. I love it so much that I’m cooking another batch right now! 😉

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chinese one pot meal without the sausage

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Wonton with purple laver soup (still 15 more serving to go!)

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Cleaning fridge kind of dinner. Corn-black rice porridge with

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sauteed lotus, mustard greens, black fungus and onion

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steamed egg

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Korean-chinese dinner?

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sauteed greens with mushrooms

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and store-bought kimchi (I had to wash it out 2-3 times to make it less spicy and salty)

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Grilled chicken with salad

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I like simply grilled chicken more than any other form.

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Salad and almost cheeseless pasta casserole

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Chopped salad made with mixed greens, cherry tomato, cucumber and mushrooms, dressing with olive oil, balsamic and mustard.

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The almost cheeseless casserole is delicious. I can’t wait to make more variation of it! 🙂

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I’d say it was a good week of eats! Variety keeps nutrition all covered and more fun to eat as well! 🙂

Q: What was the last blogger recipe you made?

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Food: dinners

My salad craving continued this week. Maybe it’s the warm weather, or the obsession with the new balsamic, I can’t get enough salads. 😉

#1: salad

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baked chicken breast with sweet spicy sauce

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#2: baked chicken breast, steamed green bean and mashed cauliflower with laughing cow and celery

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#3: kimchi, bamboo and black fungus soup with “noodles”

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accompanied by sautéed chinese mustard with oyster mushroom

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#4: baked salmon with bamboo over mashed cauliflower with celery and laughing cow

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#5: another salad with eggs

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and baked sweet potato

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#6 salad

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tortilla pizza topped with oyster mushroom, mozzarella cheese and arugula

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I told you, I had a lot of salads and I still want more 😉

Q: What’s your favorite salad combo? I’ve been really enjoying this one: tomato, cucumber, mushroom, beets, arugula, butter lettuce and eggs.

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Food & Color

What’s your favorite food color? Do you know the benefits of different colors in food?

I have this book that talks about 5 color groups, their benefits and recipes. Don’t worry if you don’t read chinese, I’ll make a short summary for you! 🙂

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Black: Antioxidant Powerhouse

Benefits

  • Anti-cancer
  • Improve memory
  • Darken hair
  • Protect kidney

Examples: Eggplant / Blueberries / Black fungus / Black chicken / Black rice / Seaweed

Red: Cardiovascular protector

Benefits

  • Maintain blood vessel’s elasticity
  • Improve circulation
  • Prevent high blood pressure

Examples: Tomato / Strawberry / Cherry / Chinese red date / Goji berry / Aduki bean / Pomegranate / Red meat

Green: Elements of life (Green blood)

Benefits

  • Source of vitamins and minerals
  • Source of fiber
  • Improve liver’s function

Examples: Spinach /  Broccoli / Kale / Kiwi / Mung bean /  Green tea / Olives

Orange: Immunity forte

Benefits

  • Clean free radicals
  • Enhanced detoxification capacity of the liver
  • Prevent infection

Examples: Kabocha / Corn / Papaya / Orange / Egg yolk/ Ginger / Peanut

White: The cornerstone of Human Nutrition

Benefits

  • Source of carbohydrates
  • Source of good fat (fish/lean poultry/seafood /nuts)
  • Source of protein

Examples: Milk / Garlic / Tofu / White fungus / Lotus root / Radish / Oat / Almond / Cauliflower / Chicken / Shrimp

I try to incorporate 5 colors everyday in my meals, although my favorites food are more concentrated in Green and Orange 😉 What about you? What is/are your main food color groups?

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Breakfast: oats + flax meal + preserves

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I made a big batch of rice. Mixed between black and brown rice.

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Lunch: stir fry of lotus roots, chinese cabbage, tofu, orange pepper and kimchi, with sesame oil and soy sauce.

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Dinner: I opened a jar of these baby corns that I got from Foodbuzz Festival

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baked salmon with sesame-miso sauce with veggies, steamed broccoli and cherry tomatoes

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Dessert: KABOCHA to complete the 5 color groups! 🙂

Sunday’s plan: 1/2 day work, cleaning, baking, groceries, yoga?, RELAX! 😀

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