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Food: what we’ve been eating

Let’s see how I am fueling for Sofia during the last two weeks. I think I gained a little room in my stomach as Sofia has dropped. And I want to deliver a normal weight baby (6-7 lbs), so I’m eating with all my abilities despite lack of appetite. My mom is doing a great job on preparing dinners that are varied and nutritious.

For breakfast I’ve been having this mess combo that I like quite a lot. Chocolate almond milk

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in this messy bowl: 1 large peach, 2/3 cup greek yogurt, 1 cup kamut puff, 1 tbsp Tj’s raw almond butter cream

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a perfect combination of protein, fat and carb. 🙂

Last weekend I prepared a dinner for the photographer of the maternity pics.

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cucumber salad

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bok choy

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seaweed salad

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red sauce pork

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chicken feet marinated

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spicy sauteed potato

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spicy red sauced whole fish

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They loved the food and I loved the photo session and the company. 🙂

A typical dinner spread prepared by mom

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winter melon tomato black fungus soup (I’m having this 2-3 times a week to avoid swelling, so far it works)

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sauteed broccoli with mushrooms and smoked tofu

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pork filled tofu puffs

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porridge made with chinese sausage, brown rice, bok choy and shiitake mushroom

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my mom’s favorite soup: pork balls, black fungus and glass noodles, with a lot of spicy sauce

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Last weekend I baked some chocolate-nuts cookies for Star’s breakfasts. He likes it a lot! 🙂

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Chocolate Nuts cookies (2 dozens)

  • 2.5 cups old fashion old meal, grounded
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup regular sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup assorted nuts (I used walnuts and almonds)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

1. Mix dry ingredients (oats, flour, baking powder, salt)

2. Beat sugar with butter, add eggs

3. Combine dry with wet and add chocolate chips and nuts.

4. Make balls and bake for 25-30 min at 375F.

Q: What’s your favorite afternoon snack?

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Day -2! I’m nervous

2 days away from my first Half Marathon!!! 😆 I’m excited and nervous! Excitement was 80% until I saw these:

I can’t believe that I have to end it up with a HILL!!!! 👿 That’s not good!!!

AND

can this get WORSE? RAIN? Seriously???? I’ve been checking weather since Monday and was crossing my finger that it changes. But apparently not! 👿 Now you understand where my nerve comes from, right? I’m worried and a little bit scared.  But the good thing is that Star will be cheering me up and I’ll be running with my best friend Agustin (he already run 5-6 halfs before), my advisor (who’s >50 yrs old and run >10 races before) and Beth!!! That’s exciting!!! 😆

Well… at this stage, I I can’t do much other than eat and sleep well today. 😉

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Now let’s rewind to yesterday’s eats. Appetite is not visiting me lately 😦 so I had to be extra creative 😉

Extra puppy coconut pancake

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I wanted to try it with only egg whites but it turned out to be a mess.

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After reading Emily’s post, I decided to make zucchini “noodles” for lunch

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topped it with tomato sauce

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add some tofu for protein

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nuke in the microwave for 2 minutes. Top it with homemade sweet potato gnocchis

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parmesan cheese is a MUST!

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this amazing meal was ready in <15 min!

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YUM~~~

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double YUM~~~

I worked at home until 3 PM when I started to lose focus. So, I went to Caribou Cafe just crossing the street (so good to be living in a city  ;)). Worked there until 6 PM when hunger kicked in 😉 so I went to WF (a block away) to pick something to snack

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spotted a new organic yogurt

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I don’t mind when it’s not thick or creamy as long as it tastes good

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peach + yogurt + golean

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I didn’t like the yogurt 😦 so “greeking” it as the solution

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I looked at the fridge and saw this chinese winter melon. Need to use it!

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dry scallop

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Easy pissy! 😉

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and a stir-fry of chinese green bean, mushroom and cauliflower (my fridge is officially empty now ;))

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served with black rice/oatmeal/kabocha bowl

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Today is going to be an easy day. Star is coming back home in about 30 min… we’ll do groceries (I have a chinese meal feast to prepare tomorrow for his new co-workers) and mainly relax and enjoy each other’s company! 😀

Q: Are you friend of your hubby’s co-workers? Do you like socializing with them?

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