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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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Life: weekend happening

It was a long weekend for me. I thought I would get bored being alone, but it turned out to be quite eventful. Let’s recap 😉

Friday: I spent the morning organizing old letters/cards/pics and I found this

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wooo!!! It was taken in 2000, and I was probably 20 lb heavier. It was quite shocking how much did I changed during the last 12 years. I think as we age, the fat content of our face gets redistributed elsewhere and we look slimmer.

I did manicure. I didn’t have any spring/summer color, so I used this intense beige one.

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Breakfast continued to be the same. For lunch, I made a salad using canned wild salmon that I have bought 6 months ago.

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butter lettuce, cucumber, tomato, bell pepper, tofu and 1/2 can of salmon. All dressed with 1 tbsp olive oil and 2-3 tbsp the amazing balsamic.

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as dessert, two argentinian chocolates

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At night, I met with some friends at Cafe Asia for dinner. It’s a place that offers all kind of asian food, chinese, vietnamese, japanese, indonesian and singaporean. I had a Yum salad. Thai style spicy salad with lettuce, cilantro, onion, tossed with fresh chili, garlic and lemon juice, and squid.

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It was way too spicy for me, but had all the squid and 1/2 veggies.

And a tom yum soup with mushrooms and shrimp.

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which was just okay.

After dinner, we went to a Cuban Music Show.

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It was my first time going to a cuban music event. The music is so lively, people were dancing like crazy! 😉

My friend Huihui and the husband of another friend, who’s cuban.

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Saturday

AM:

  • Same breakfast
  • Home duties: ironing and organize clothes for spring/summer.
  • Lunch: same salad as Friday.

PM:

  • A much needed nap. I went to sleep past midnight and woke up at 7:30 😯
  • Reading a new book
  • A BBQ party from 7-8:30pm
  • A dinner party from 8:30 – 12pm.

Some of my best friends just became Doctors on Friday so a little celebration for them. 🙂 They did a good job preparing food for like 20+ people. IMG_0874

an israeli coucous salad

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a pasta salad with tuna

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and I made the dessert, choco-nuts petit fours

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It was nice catching up with friends. I also told them the news and they were all very happy for us. 🙂 They were not surprised though because among my friends I’m someone who’s extremely decisive, whenever I say I want to do something, I do it right away! 🙂

Sunday

AM:

  • Groceries. I went to four stores: chinese supermarket, korean supermarket, Tj’s and Whole Food, and under the rain!!! 😯 Fortunately they were all very close by.
  • Lunch

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A black rice, corn meal, red dates and white fungus porridge

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kimchi

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sautéed chinese greens, black fungus and tofu

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  • Another amazingly enjoyable nap.
  • More reading
  • Planning to have another salad with grilled shrimp for dinner! 🙂

Star is coming back tomorrow!!! Yupi!!! 😆

Q: What’s your favorite part of the weekend? For me, meeting with friends, late breakfasts and lunches, naps and leisure reading.

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Food: breakfasts and dinner

This week’s breakfast combo replicates what I’ve been having in Buenos Aires almost everyday: toasts WW sprouted bread (in Buenos Aires, just simple bread, either WW or white); orange, almond milk, preserve and cream cheese.

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I really like the cream cheese I had in Buenos Aires, it’s lighter and it has more intense flavor. I can’t find a bread in the US that is similar to that kind. Any recommendation on cream cheese???

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Dinners:

Monday: 1 baked sweet potato and a salad

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with the new dressing combo: 1 tbsp lemon grass infused olive oil and 2 tbsp balsamic. Can’t wait you how much difference it makes to a salad, you really need to try a good quality balsamic, it makes a whole world of difference to your salad. This salad has greens, tomato, celery, cucumber, tofu and egg.

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Tuesday: baked salmon and salad

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Wednesday: stir-fry shiritake noodles with broccoli, tofu and Tj’s turkey balls.

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I used sweet chili sauce from Tjs.

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Thursday: Stir-fry shiiritake noodles with frozen veggies and chicken

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It was such a big meal that by the end I felt disgusting. My eyes are already bigger than my stomach. When I cook I’m afraid that there’s no enough food, but at the end, I always ended up making too much! As I don’t like wasting food, they all go to my belly, which is growing slowly! 😉

Q1: Have you discovered any secret ingredient lately? Balsamic!!!

Q2: What are you craving during spring/summer? Salad.

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