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Food: stir-fries

I’ve been living in stir fries this week. They’re easy to prepare and within 15 min a balanced nutritious meal is ready.

For breakfast I’ve been having almond milk with an egg sammie


spinach, laughing cow and fried egg


frozen veggies with chicken breast, served with brown rice


frozen veggies, summer squash and firm tofu, with sweet and sour sauce from Tj’s, served with brown rice



broccoli, bell pepper and shrimp with hoisin sauce, served with brown rice



And a chinese meal


sautéed green with a lot of garlic


sauteed tomato, zucchini, green onion and tofu


Star’s meal: bok choy and pork ribs


pressure cooker cooked pork ribs with fermented soy beans


I’m usually too full for any dessert, so I’ve been having 1-2 pieces of dark chocolate after dinner. Baby is taking all the room down there! :)


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Food: eat to live

This past week I ate to live, for myself and my little baby. My mind was elsewhere (mainly disturb by the headache) so I basically ate whatever was easy to make and sounded at least eatable at the moment.

Breakfast was overnight oats


following Kath’s recipe, I used 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup almond milk, 1/3 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 tbsp chia seed. Adding 2 chopped peach. The next morning, added cocoa butter and mix.


it was easy to make but honestly I was not sold.

So I switched back to my recent favorite combo


1/2-3/4 cup greek yogurt, 1 chopped peach, 1 cup raspberry, 2 tbsp flax meal, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, all mixed.


Star is back and this is the first breakfast I made for him. Porridge with sweet chinese pancake


simply mix 2 beaten eggs, 1/4 flour, 2 tbsp honey and cook with some oil 3-4 min each side.


The only meal I cooked on the stove: stir-fry veggies with chicken in hoisin-tamari sauce, with brown rice


summer squash is in season. They’re fresh and tender. I used two medium ones, 2 cups of frozen veggies and trader joe’s chicken tenderloin. A quick meal made under 15 min.


And almost every night from Monday to Thursday, I had panini sandwich, either cheese with egg or cheese with avocado.


Now that Star is back, I’ll be cooking more. Now that Sofia needs to gain 1/2 lb a week, I need to feed her more! :) Hopefully I can come up with new combos that I we enjoy! :)

Q: What’s your favorite chicken recipe?


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Ideal job revised

Since I’ll be on the job market next year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the ideal job. I used to think I know what it was, I used to think I could get it, I used to think I’d enjoy fully the ideal job, until I realized recently that what I thought was the ideal job, it is not anymore, therefore I feel lost.

For me, an ideal job would be one that:

  • allows me to use what I’ve learned all these years about Economics
  • allows me to use all my skills and potentials
  • challenges me sometimes (not all the times)
  • work with people (very important! working at home with PJs is fun somedays, but not everyday)
  • have enough time to do others things (I don’t want to work 10 hours a day everyday and arrive home too tired to do anything)
  • work whenever I am productive (not a standard office job that requires going to work everyday)
  • have coworkers who I admire and who I can learn from
  • from time to time, feel rewarded and accomplished

So I know what would be an ideal job, the only problem is that I doubt there is any real job that satisfy all these.

Then what?  Not working at all? I thought about this possibility seriously, but knowing myself I know this option won’t work (all my friends told me the same: ” you’ll get bored!”) So, what I’m going to do is to be open to anything and make any job that I can get (if I can get one) ideal. How? Look the bright side and deal with the negative side (as everyone does!) :lol:

Q: What’s your ideal job?


I’ve been making oatmeal with my new toy


it’s so simple and the oatmeal sooooo creamy!! ;)

I’d make 1.5 cup in one batch for two meals


a sweet one: add 1/4 cup almond milk and 1 tbsp coconut butter


and a savory one.

Yesterday I worked 4 hours and spent the rest of day being lazy. At night I craved meat, so I finally made Jenna’s meat ball


I followed her recipe almost exactly, except I substitute 0.5 lb turkey with beef.





throw them to the sauce


and serve on a bed of steamed collard greens (love it)


as side: 1/2 baked squash



very satisfying meal~~~ :D

Today I’m starting the 10 days petit macro detox eating plan. Exciting! :D


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