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Weekend happening: sleep, eat, gym and repeat

The past few days were total relaxation. Due to Star’s luck of sleep on his business trip, all he wanted to do is to sleep (day and night)! As Erin would say:” Yes, my lord, sleep we’ll do! 🙂 Other than the 5k race on Saturday’s morning and my dearest friend’s birthday party at night, we just stay at home and relax.

I finally convinced Star to join my beloved gym! He’s been sedentary for more than a decade. I encouraged him to exercise more but always failed until now. He has turned 34 few months ago and it became mandatory for health purpose to start exercising, specially with his propensity to have diabetes (his mom has it). So, now he has committed to go to the gym whenever he stays with me (hopefully >3 days a week). So far he’s liking it and I like it even more!!! Because now I don’t feel bad to leave him at home alone when I go to the gym~~~ 😆

While he takes long naps… I bake 😉

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for my lord: peanut butter cookies with homemade PB

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I used roasted peanut with sea salt. Ground 7 min and done! Nothing else, just peanuts!!!

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beat 100g butter with 80g of sugar and 2 eggs

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once it becomes white, add 100g peanut butter

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add 200g flour

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and 1/4 cup of sesame seeds

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bake at 375F for 20 min.

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I also made multicolored soy milk (soy, aduki, mung and black bean) for breakfast

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served with homemade multi-grain bread with butter (above) and PB (below)

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It was the last piece of bread… so I’m making a new bread (as I type)

Other eats:

noodles with bok choy, eggs and olive preserved olive leaf

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tortilla pizza topped with cauliflower and a pumpkin sauce made with pumpkin puree and tahini

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I’ve started to make nutritious soup that takes >4 hours to make. I made black chicken soup with assorted chinese herbs on Saturday and this one on Sunday.

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this one has pork feet, black beans, shiitake and red dates. I made sure to take out most of the fat from the pork feet, so what’s left is the collagen. Collagen = beauty weapon against saging!!! All asian girls know that 😉

If you excuse me, I need to look how the bread-making is going and to prepare lunch for my lord. hahaha… That’s how I feel today, most of the days I feel like the queen and he my loyal servant 😉

Q: Are you a soup person? What’s your favorite soup? I’ve never been a soup person, but my acupuncturist told me that soup is good, specially for people with weak digestive system, so more soup for both of us!

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Spicy pork feet tutorial ï¼ˆé¦™è¾£çŒªè„šï¼‰

This dish is originally from Sichuan province, it takes about 2.5 hours to cook but worth the waiting. It’s spicy and very tasty. The jelly texture can only be achieved with long cooking. Furthermore, the longer the wait, the less fatty it is. 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs of pork feet chopped at store (you won’t be able to chop them at home)
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 5-6 dry chili (干辣椒)
  • 10 chinese pepper (花椒)
  • rock candy (冰糖)or 2 tbsp of sugar
  • chinese spices bag (卤包) or a mix of cumin, anise, cloves and cinnamon.
  • cooking wine
  • soy sauce
  • spicy sauce (豆瓣酱)
  • chopped green onions

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left upper corner: dry chili, right upper corner: chinese peppers

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below is rock candy and spicy bag

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from left to right: cooking wine, soy sauce and spicy sauce

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Steps:

1. Bring to oil the pork feet with ginger

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2. Once it has broiled for 2 min, drain it.

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3. Heat the oil and add the rock candy or sugar

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4. Once the candy is dissolved

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add pork feet

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5. Mix until pork feet take brown color

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6. Add oil to the pan with ginger, garlic, dry chili and chinese peppers until they release the fragrant, 1-2 min

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7. Add the spicy sauce, cooking wine and sauce soy

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8. Add the pork feet and add enough water to cover it

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9. Cook at medium to low for 2 hours.

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10. Add green onions and more salt if needed before serving.

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