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Food: new combos

As I mentioned last week, I got bored of my usual eats, so I had to find new combos to invite my appetite back. I found few new meals that I enjoy. See below

Breakfast: instead of protein cake, I topped greek yogurt and peaches with 2 tbsp of flax meal, 2 tbsp of coconut flour and 1/2 cup of almond milk

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it’s like eating a cookie dough~~~

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this combo has dragon fruit, blueberries, greek yogurt, flax meal and coconut flour

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and with quinoa

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For lunch, I had this vietnamese noodle bowl that comes with glass noodles, assorted veggies, calamari in a soy ginger broth.

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Dinner combo that I enjoyed a lot.

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sauteed noodles with smoked tofu and bell peppers, and seaweed salad

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with sautéed romaine lettuce with mushrooms

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And I had panini several times

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this one has 1/2 large avocado, cheddar and tomato paste

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two fried eggs, cheddar and ketchup

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grilled summer squash, two fried eggs and cheddar.

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I love all these combos! Ready in <10 min and delicious! 🙂

And a chinese meal, seaweed salad, aduki bean oatmeal porridge

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and sauteed cucumber with black fungus and jumbo shrimp

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As dessert, I’ve been having steamed kabocha with a chocolate mouse made with avocado, silken tofu and cocoa powder. The mouse is soooo smooth with avocado! Love it! 🙂

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Q: What’s your favorite panini combo?

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Food: homemade vegetarian buns

As I mentioned in my weekly update, my mom and I made some vegetarian buns and it was a total success!!!! Look how beautiful they are

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the filling was made with chopped bok choy, chinese green 荠菜, shiitake mushroom and smoked tofu, salt and pinch of sugar.

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for the dough I used the bread machine and this mix:

  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast

Choose the dough cycle. Once it’s done, separate de dough into 21 small balls

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add the fillings

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make the bun (my mom is an expert on making the prettiest buns! )

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end product

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let it rise in a warm place for 30 min, and steam for 20 min.

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I either have one in the morning with oatmeal, or two with soy milk

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delish~~~ 🙂

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Q: Do you like buns? what’s your favorite filling?

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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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辣酱 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! 😆

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 😉 Wait… does it mean I have to cook? Maybe! Mom prepared 70 wontons for me in case that I continue to be lazy 🙂

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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