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Food: what we’ve been eating

Let’s see how I am fueling for Sofia during the last two weeks. I think I gained a little room in my stomach as Sofia has dropped. And I want to deliver a normal weight baby (6-7 lbs), so I’m eating with all my abilities despite lack of appetite. My mom is doing a great job on preparing dinners that are varied and nutritious.

For breakfast I’ve been having this mess combo that I like quite a lot. Chocolate almond milk

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in this messy bowl: 1 large peach, 2/3 cup greek yogurt, 1 cup kamut puff, 1 tbsp Tj’s raw almond butter cream

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a perfect combination of protein, fat and carb. πŸ™‚

Last weekend I prepared a dinner for the photographer of the maternity pics.

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cucumber salad

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bok choy

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seaweed salad

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red sauce pork

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chicken feet marinated

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spicy sauteed potato

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spicy red sauced whole fish

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They loved the food and I loved the photo session and the company. πŸ™‚

A typical dinner spread prepared by mom

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winter melon tomato black fungus soup (I’m having this 2-3 times a week to avoid swelling, so far it works)

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sauteed broccoli with mushrooms and smoked tofu

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pork filled tofu puffs

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porridge made with chinese sausage, brown rice, bok choy and shiitake mushroom

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my mom’s favorite soup: pork balls, black fungus and glass noodles, with a lot of spicy sauce

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Last weekend I baked some chocolate-nuts cookies for Star’s breakfasts. He likes it a lot! πŸ™‚

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Chocolate Nuts cookies (2 dozens)

  • 2.5 cups old fashion old meal, grounded
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup regular sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup assorted nuts (I used walnuts and almonds)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

1. Mix dry ingredients (oats, flour, baking powder, salt)

2. Beat sugar with butter, add eggs

3. Combine dry with wet and add chocolate chips and nuts.

4. Make balls and bake for 25-30 min at 375F.

Q: What’s your favorite afternoon snack?

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Food: breakfasts and snacks

Last week I’ve been more creative for breakfast. Well… at least more varieties.

#1 Fresh peach, iced decaf coffee and toasts with avocado, LC and fried egg

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YUM YUM~

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#2: porridge, fried egg and chinese greens salad

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I made the porridge using 2 part of grounded corns (coarse polenta) and 1 part of aduki beans, cooked in slow cooker at high for 6 hrs.

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boiled chinese greens (万年青) seasoned with tamari, vinegar, sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds

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#3 strawberries pancakes, peaches and ice decaf coffee

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for the pancakes, I used 1/3 cup bob’s mill high fiber pancake mix, 1 tbsp flax meal (diluted in 1 tbsp water), 2 tbsp strawberries puree, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

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#4: strawberries pancakes, peaches and homemade soy milk

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For the topping I simply mix 1-2 tbsp coconut flour with 1/4 cup coconut milk. So simple but so good! πŸ™‚

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For snacks at work I’ve been having black sesame seed soup (芝麻糊)

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It doesn’t look so good but it tastes great and it’s a good source of healthy fat and calcium.

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When I stayed at home, I made smoothies. This one has frozen strawberries, silken tofu, coconut milk, cocoa powder and ice.

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Q: What’s your favorite snack lately?

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Opsss… I did it again!

The first time was about 5 months ago. And yesterday look what pop up on my google reader 😯

so I appeared in the Businessweek and the guy called me “A new name” πŸ˜† I love this nickname. If you follow the link, you’ll find the article that I and two BIG economists wrote, a must read essay according to Tom Keene ;), Β about a paper we published recently.

I couldn’t stop smiling the WHOLE DAY!!! It’s like a Big confidence boost… something I really need at the moment. All the stress that I’ve been having lately, the morale down-hill experience, I almost forgot what I am capable of.Β Β When I complain to Star, he wisely told me: You’re wonderful, you just need to find the right spot to SHINE! πŸ˜€ He’s soooo right, isn’t he? We’re ALL WONDERFUL!!! Don’t let anyone or anything make you doubt about that!!! πŸ˜†

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Breakfast was enjoyed reading news and watching the man working πŸ™‚

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The usual suspects: peach, homemade bread, avocado + LC and “poached” egg

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I’m trying a new method of making poached egg… so far no success… but I keep trying πŸ˜‰ That’s the attitude, right?

Work can’t be done without tea and nuts. My recent favorite nut is pistacho! It’s not the nut itself that I’m interested, but the action of peeling it is de-stressing πŸ˜‰

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I got my first shipment of baker’s must-have from King Arthur. There was a free shipping deal so I order more flour, unsweetened coconut meat

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and sourdough starter

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I can’t wait to make more breads!!! πŸ˜†

Lunch was leftover pizza

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and some steamed broccoli with marinara sauce for extra veggie

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I wanted sweet dessert, so I dig Β into my candy pot

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and found these two japanese candy. They’re sooo cute πŸ˜€

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More work but not very productive. I had cramps (yes, that kind) and couldn’t focus. So I remember a traditional chinese medicine recipe for that: ginger + brown sugar.

cut peeled ginger in small pieces, add 1 cup of water and bring it to boil for 5 min

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I didn’t have brown sugar, so I used normal sugar. Heat 1/2 cup of black rice & lotus seed milk

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“medicine” can be tasty too πŸ˜‰

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I was debating between going for a run or rest at home because of the cramps when I got an email from a friend to go for an happy hour. It was an easy decision (maybe not very wise), I went πŸ™‚

Two hours chatting and two glasses of red wine in (hoping that it will facilitate blood circulation and ease the cramp), I start feeling dizzy. By the time we finish dinner at Vapiano, I was exhausted. I came home, washed my face and went to bed. People says red wine helps with sleep. Yes, just fall into sleep, but not keep you for long. Β I guess… I’d better keep away from alcohol.

Q: Do you drink alcohol beverage? How does it affect your body?

Deal Alert:

I just order 12 2 oz. pack Sahale Nuts for $15.66 following this instruction. Fall is approaching, it’s time to load on NUTS!! πŸ˜†

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