Last Friday, before Star came back I baked two mini pound cake for him. What a great wife I am! :D
- 100g butter (room temperature)
- 100g flour
- 70g sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 50g banana chips + almonds
Beat sugar+butter+eggs until very puffy
Soaked the banana chips with some warm milk, get rid of the milk and blend
Pour the batter to two mini moldes
bake at 350F for 35 min
isn’t it pretty?
I made again the black chicken soup. Something that I want to comment about soup. In chinese culture, soup is not just food, but also a “medicine”. There is actually a word for that, 药膳，medicine food. It usually combines different ingredients that have medicinal values with everyday ingredients. The idea is heal or get healthier with daily food.
For this soup, I added these: 黄芪 (radix astragali) to invigorate Qi, 当归 (Dongui) and red dates to build blood and dry shiitake.
Stir-fry continued to be a staple for me. This one has broccoli, mushrooms, bamboo, green peppers and eggplant.
Bok choy with smoked pork belly
Star was working while I cooked and it was funny to see where he choice to do the conference call. ;)
oh… that’s Charlotte from Sex and the City! Yes, I’m watching it for the 1000000 times!
Another stir-fry: chinese mustard greens, red peppers, chinese yam and bean curd stick
Yam noodles with chinese cabbage, black fungus, shiitake, dry shrimp and a poached egg.
For breakfast I’ve been having these two combos:
#1 oatmeal cooked with chia gel and pumpkin puree
I made some almond butter
#2 pumpkin bread with AB
with homemade chocolate milk.
I love Almond Breeze Chocolate but I don’t buy it anymore. Why? Because although I love how it tastes, it’s not very nutritious. So I make my own bean milk (soy bean, black bean, aduki and mung bean) and add 1-2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder. Voila…. a nutritious bean milk!
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