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Our meatless Monday meal with vegetarian imperial rolls and five spice tofu strips. IMG_0339

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Our meatless Monday meal…

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Steaming the winter melon with diced five spiced tofu, carrots, mushrooms, lotus seeds and snow fungus.

Meatless Monday meal – mostly stir frying today: garlic bak choy, salt and pepper tofu and lotus root chunks with zucchini. IMG_0231

Meatless Monday meal – vegetable (purple yam, cauliflower, tofu, onions, carrots and potatoes) coconut curry with brown rice. Dai Bee agrees only this coconut curry makes the brown rice tastes so good. IMG_0138

Hot hot hot today, so I didn’t feel like slaving away in front of the stove. Instead, roasted some veggies (red peppers, eggplants and zucchini) for meatless Monday meal! The boys are not big fans of these particular vegetables. Just sandwich them with focaccia bread and mozzarella cheese, they ate it without much complaints.IMG_9961Also learned how to roast bell peppers today (thanks youtubers!). IMG_9956

Our meatless Monday – pumpkin soup with the bread chips I baked yesterday. The bread was a big hit, not sure about the soup (though I loved it myself). I’ve added some carrots and celery for more flavor. These are super easy to make and perfect for the fall weather.FullSizeRenderIMG_9886A couple of weeks ago I made chicken broth using the insta pot and froze the broth. The chicken broth comes in handy for meals like these. I don’t think I’ll ever need to buy canned chicken broth again.

Here’s what we are having for meatless Monday. I’m expecting some leftovers because both of my boys are not too crazy for tomatoes. I love tomatoes and wish my boys do too.

I used chicken broth to blanch the hairy gourd, different from how I normally cook it (usually stir fry with glass vermicelli). Hmmm…can add some more flavor to this dish.

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Meatless Monday is serving garlic chayotes, oyster mushrooms and chestnuts over a head of lettuce, and finally, stir fry enoki mushrooms, wood ear, with bean curd skin. Luckily, I always have the last couple of items at home which is a great help on meatless Mondays!IMG_9756With three dishes and a pot of soup, we still don’t have much leftovers for the boys to pack lunch the next day. They are making their own lunch after dinner (for those days we don’t have leftovers). The thought of me making cute little bento boxes for them not too long ago, shows that times have changed for sure. IMG_9761Untitled.png

Today is the first day of school for Ah Lo. It’s always so exciting to see kids after summer. Ah Lo is taking choir, so his schedule starts before most kids. I can’t wait to hear all about his first day!School-1As a bonus to the first day of school, today is also the solar eclipse visible from coast to coast across the US in 99 years. News media is all over this exciting event. abc-solar-eclipse-dasilva-09-abc-jc-170821_1_12x5_992For dinner, we are welcoming back our meatless Monday meal! One pot Mexican style quinoa salad. Not the boys’ favorite, but glad they still ate it. IMG_9560

So great this summer the boys are helping out with dinner. Today, they are pretty much the lead cooks for making our meatless Monday meals. IMG_9093IMG_9092Meals made from the heart always taste so much better.IMG_9090