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Food: no so great

Last week I said I was enjoying a lot my meals, well… this week was the opposite. I didn’t enjoy the food I was eating, I didn’t know what else I could eat, I was bored with the usual suspects. 😦 I don’t know why…. it just happened.

Breakfast was the only meal that I still like.Still enjoying  a lot the Peach/greek yogurt/protein cake “mess”

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Dinners #1

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last serving of fish ball, napa cabbage and dry shrimp soup

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sauteed iceberg lettuce

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#2

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winter melon, tomato, bamboo and black fungus soup

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store-bought japanese seaweed salad

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#3

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sautéed chinese mustard greens with oyster mushroom

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purple laver, tomato and egg soup

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Then I got tired/bored of chinese food. Besides I had some digestive issues (bloating, constipation and fullness) this week, I had to switch to smaller meals.

I got this WW Tuscan Paine from Trader Joes

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made a sandwich with tomato paste, 1/2 avocado and cheddar cheese

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grilled a bit

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served with tomato (which I love during this season, they’re so sweet!)

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enjoyed this meal. More sandwiches to come! 🙂

Q: Do you get tired of your usual food sometimes? What do you do then?

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Food: chinese food comeback

Last week I’ve been eating more chinese food, something that I haven’t been doing for a long time! 🙂 I got into a food rut for a while, now I feel that my cooking urge and creativity in the kitchen is back since I got to spend more time at home alone during weekends. 🙂 YEAH~

For breakfast, I’ve been having egg sammie and protein cakes.

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with two chopped peach. Love them!!!! And iced latte.

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Porridge (corn grits, aduki beans and barley) and two dishes

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sauteed mustard greens with oyster mushrooms

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fish ball (packaged) and purple laver soup

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Veggie-tofu pudding (recipe to come)

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porridge with homemade fish ball soup, and sautéed soy bean sprouts

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homemade fish balls are not as chewy as the packaged ones, but they’re full of flavor and nutrition.

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As dessert I’ve been having frozen strawberries with Ricotta cheese. Got to get the calcium! 🙂

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Q: What was the last meal you cooked? Did you follow a recipe or you just made your own? I don’t usually follow any recipe unless it’s a baking goodie, I’d rather read several recipes and create my own with my taste preference and ingredients on hand. 

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Food: not creative but I like these

Last week I wasn’t creative at the kitchen… well… I haven’t been since I got pregnant. I had one breakfast combo everyday, two dinner combos that I switched up and I love them despite how boring they sound.

Breakfast: wrap with LC, steamed spinach, 2 fried eggs and mustard

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and a smoothie made with 1 cup of almond milk and half cup of frozen strawberries

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simple and tasty.

On Monday night I went to a graduation party of my friend Belen. She prepared quite a lot of finger food for the guests

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and a lovely flower arrangement

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I tried few of the food but didn’t dare to eat much because it was dinner time and I’d better stick with simple and low sodium options. So when I got back home, I made a soup and a wrap

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a miso soup with bok choy and arame

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a wrap filled with eggs, LC, spinach and roasted bell pepper

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The two combos that I’m currently obsessed are

#1: tortilla pizza and kale stir-fry with coconut oil

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I use 1 tbsp of coconut oil to sautéed onion, mushrooms, carrots and half bunch of kale

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the sweetness of the coconut oil is really special for a savory dish. This tortilla pizza has roasted bell pepper, spaghetti squash, cheese and tons of italian seasoning and black pepper.

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Every night before getting home, I’d think about what I want for dinner. I’d think many options and recipes that I’ve been wanting to make, but at the end this combo always called my name. It’s tasty, it’s ready in <20 min and I love it!!! 😀

Dessert combo has been 1/2 cup of pumpkin topped with greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of fiber one (if I didn’t have that morning) and a special drink that I discover to avoid pregnancy-constipation. It’s made with black fungus and chinese red dates. Basically I cook them in slow cooker for 12 hrs, then blend it and drink 1 cup every night. It works like wonders! 😆

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Another combo

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this time, I used spinach,, spaghetti squash and cheese.

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and more…

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2 small tortilla pizza, one with roasted bell pepper, broccoli slaw and cheese

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the other one with spinach, tofu and cheese

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and a miso soup with collard greens and celery.

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YUM YUM~~~

The second combo I’ve been loving is stir-fry rice with veggies and tofu/egg

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this one has 1 cup of brown rice, 2 cups of celery chopped thin, 1/2 cup carrots and 1/4 block of firm tofu. Seasoned with Goya Azafran seasoning, S+P.

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Another combo was also very good

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1 cup brown rice, 2 fried eggs, 1/5 pack firm tofu, 1 cup celery, 1 cup chopped red cabbage and 1/2 cup carrots.

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I don’t know why I can never make a stir-fry rice that is rice based instead of veggie based. I think I just love veggies too much, so every time I prepare something, I load on veggies! 🙂

Snacks

1/2 medium water melon eaten with a spoon… old method… perfect for a summer day afternoon.

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Mama Pea’s chocolate protein ice cream

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I recently bought a new blender that can crush ice so I had to try this. It’s ABSOLUTELY amazing!!! No doubt that Mama Pea has it almost every night!!! I think I’ll follow her routine! 😉

I’ve been drinking a lot of decaf ice coffee. Maybe it’s because it’s getting warm, or maybe I just love the experience of sipping through slowly! 😉 So I bought a Starbucks ice coffee mug and made it at home! 😉

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and to make it special, I add 1-2 drops of almond extract! What a brilliant idea!!! 🙂

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So, that’s all for last week’s food. I haven’t figured out what I’ll be having for this week… maybe a little more lingering on these two favorite combos so far! 🙂

Q: Are you obsessed with any food lately?

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