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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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Life: weekly updates

  • We met the baby this week. It was the most real thing we’ve experience since we discover I’m pregnant! πŸ˜†
  • I booked ticket to Argentina! Star is going for business, my BFF is visiting her family in Buenos Aires, so I decided to go there to meet her! It has been 6 months since I started working and haven’t take any vacation. I don’t feel the need because the work is not stressful and I rest well on the weekends. But the fact that I’m going to meet my BFF, her husband andΒ her mom really made me decide to go there! We met 16 years ago in Buenos Aires. Now we both live abroad, it’s nice to meet again in Buenos Aires.
  • Saturday: we invited a couple friend and Adam for dinner. I prepared a big spread of food for them.

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as usual, red sauced pork

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pork rib soup with chinese yam and carrot

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Spicy whole tilapia. This dish is becoming a new staple at our party-dinner tables. Star approved it! πŸ˜‰

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spicy sauteed potatoes

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kelp salad with garlic and chili

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cucumber salad with garlic

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scrambled egg with tomato

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It was a nice dinner. Everyone enjoyed the food a lot. Once again, they made me proud of my cooking skills! πŸ˜‰

  • Sunday: low key. It’s raining so we stayed home. Napping, watching TV and blogging. Maybe we’ll go for a walk later.

Q: What dish makes you proud of yourself?

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Food: mom cooks and I bake

Since mom arrived 1.5 month ago, I haven’t cooked AT ALL! When it was only mom and I, we ate simple food. A lot of veggies and some seafood. But now that my dad arrived, more food is needed. Let me tell you, my dad has a monster appetite!!! 😯 He seems to have a bottomless stomach. He doesn’t excercice other than walking 1-2 hours everyday, but his appetite is ADMIRABLE! He’s 64 yrs old and he eats like a teenager! Everything seems so tasty to him and he likes trying EVERYTHING! I’m the bad “daughter” telling him constantly to “Not eat too much”, “it’s high in saturate fat”, “it’s high in colesterol”, etc. Sometimes he’d listen, sometimes not. 😦

Samples of daily food:

cucumber sauteed with shrimp head

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broccoli with mushrooms

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tofu with shrimp

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garlic green peas

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bok choy with mushrooms

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θΎ£ι…± my dad’s favorite dish. Cubed pork, potatoes, carrots, oyster mushroom, smoked tofu cooked with a red spicy sauce.

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fried fish cooked with chinese pickles

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bok choy

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water chesnut sauteed with chinese pickles

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chinese chives sauteed with pork, smoked tofu and dry chili

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sauteed green beans

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My mom is in charged of the cooking and I do the rest: BAKING! πŸ˜†

The day we came back from Orlando, I baked her pound cake with green raisins.

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and when my Dad arrived the following day, I made him bread with dry pork floss

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I’m clipping a lot of other baking goodies to make. They’re leaving tomorrow for a tour (Niagaras Fall, Boston and NYC) for 6 days. A little break from my dear parents πŸ˜‰ Wait… does it mean I have to cook? Maybe! Mom prepared 70 wontons for me in case that I continue to be lazy πŸ™‚

Q: What’s your parents’ eating style? My mom eats everything in moderation. My dad is a lost case. 😦 He enjoys EVERYTHING TOO MUCH!

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