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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


sautΓ©ed 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! πŸ™‚


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Why weekends are so short?

I really don’t know how suddenly the weekend is already over? I have so many more things that I want to do with Star yet 😦 Well…. I guess that means I was having GREAT time! πŸ˜‰ So no complains!

We started Sunday with an easy 10k (I haven’t run much since my last 1/2M and I have a 10k race next weekend… so I’d better be running ;)), Star did 5k (I convinced him to participate the 5k race ;)). I didn’t feel energetic, even a little of pain in my belly. I guess I’m not 100% recover from the sickness yet. So I run very slowly. It was good though. Star loved the trail. πŸ™‚

The original plan for breakfast was to make chinese style pancake. But when we were running back, we spotted this place and decided to go there instead.

Look where they put the menu 😯


the main star of this place is BREAD πŸ˜†


their lunch/dinner menu looks pretty good to me. I asked Star if we could go to have dinner there. He looked at the menu and said:” this looks too much like your kind of food.” “yes, that’s why I want to come.” I replied. Star: “why don’t you come with your blogger friends? ” “okay.” 😦 But it’s true, I think I’d enjoy the food more if it’s shared with someone who also enjoy it as much as I do, like this lady πŸ˜‰


the place was really crowded and I went there around 10.30 AM, so we sat at the long big table with strangers πŸ˜‰


It wasn’t hard to me to decide what to order (although everything seemed tempting). We ordered an assorted bread basket that comes with butter, jams and nut butter.


I had cafe au lait and Star had orange juice



Star is not a bread lover so he just had 1/2 piece with butter and hazelnut butter.


and a french croissant



If I remember correctly, I had like 6 (or perhaps 7) pieces of bread, 2 with butter, 2 with jams and the rest plain. LOVE them ALL!!! Although nowadays I make my own breads, I still like to eat breads made by others, that’s what a real bread lover does, right? πŸ˜‰

We finished breakfast at 11.30 AM. That’s my kind of Sunday morning! πŸ˜† Then we went to did some errands and came home around 3PM. We thought about going out for lunch but we weren’t very hungry so I offered to make chinese pancake and he agreed. πŸ˜‰

For me… I made a colorful salad with ingredients that I bought at the farm: lettuce, tomatoes, figs and soft boiled egg


simple balsamic dressing




served with glutinous frozen corn steamed


and the chinese pancake for Star (tutorial will come shortly, Lisa)


with rice porridge


And then we spent the rest of the afternoon preparing the dinner for Star’s coworkers. 8 dishes + 1 soup


details to come πŸ™‚

Have a great start of the week! πŸ˜€

Q: What’s your favorite Sunday breakfast?


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it’s 11PM and I just finished work (since 9 am) 😯 and I want to SCREAM!!!! I thought my internship ended last week and from now on I’ll be more relaxed. Nop!!! This seems a nightmare, a nonstop nightmare!!! πŸ‘Ώ

Anyway… I’m here to blog about something positive but couldn’t hold my stress completely. Sorry 😦

Continuing with Sunday’s good eats. Β I got fresh organic lettuce, tomatoes and basil, so all I wanted for lunch was Capress salad.


simply lettuce, tomato, mozzarella, basil leaves, balsamic and olive. Simple, fresh, very Β summer and totally delicious!!!


paired with organic corn. So sweet! πŸ˜€

For dinner I made something fancy: sweet potato gnocchis


mashed sweet potatoes


ricotta + egg yolk

and voila! gnocchis!!! πŸ˜† It was actually really simple to make.


Ingredients (4-5 serv)

  • 2 large sweet potatoes (> 1 lb)
  • 1 egg yok
  • 1/2 pound ricotta cheese
  • 2 1/2 cup WW flour
  • 1/2 tbsp salt


  1. steam sweet potatoes and mash it
  2. mix ricotta cheese with yolk
  3. mix 1 + 2 and add flours to form a soft dough
  4. cut in gnocchi shape
  5. cook gnocchi in boiling water for about 7 min until they float

marinara sauce, fresh basil leaves and homemade bread


oh… and don’t forget the parmesan cheese!!!


YUMMY~~~ πŸ˜€

**** Monday***

I slept 9 hours and got up to enjoy a great breakfast (still good mood) πŸ™‚


peach + poached egg + bread + avocado & LC


At 10 AM I started to stress out (work related) :(. Lunch MUST be a quicky. So I made throw together lettuce, tomato, mozzarella, millet, wheat berries, balsamic and olive (heavy on this) to something messy but actually tasty.


while I checked blogs (to de-stress a little bit)


I just realized that a salad with good amount of olive oil tastes so much better and so satisfying! I used to add little (<2 tbsp) oil to salads, but today by accident, I added more (probably 3? ). I must admit, salads taste much better this way.

Okay. it’s getting really late… I’d better go to sleep soon and pray for a better day tomorrow. Night~~~ πŸ˜‰

Q1: How much oil do you add to salad?

Q2: How do you deal with a stressful day?


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