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Our meatless Monday meal tonight with steamed enoki mushrooms over garlic soy sauce, stir fry bak choy, stir fry Chinese yam (淮山) with wood ear and another stir fry – celery with bean curd and bamboo shoots.IMG_0779

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Having Cantonese style stir fry sticky rice for dinner tonight. It’s not the healthiest meal, so I don’t make it often, plus it’s takes a lot of patience. However, it is very good, with the Chinese sausage, mushrooms, dried shrimps, scrambled eggs, and some green onions, the boys can easily chow down two big bowls. I normally “raw fry” the rice while adding water until cooked. It requires constant stir frying of the rice which makes the rice chewy. You can cheat and make the rice in rice cooker, but it doesn’t taste the same. Seriously, this is the best way and only way to have stir fry sticky rice. I don’t have any recipe for it. This meal does take some experience as it is instinct-heavy cooking. A touch more, a touch less of water can make a huge difference.  Then again, this flavorful dish is worth the effort.IMG_0345

With 4lbs of chicken wings, we didn’t need 3 dishes tonight. Don’t think about saving some for leftovers…IMG_0297Plus snow fungus soup…IMG_0304

Tonight, Mr. Piggy had to remind me (again) the boys can fix their lunches themselves. I hesitated, but bit my tongue. In the background, I heard one diced (celery) and one started stir frying the minced turkey meat. Then one got the leftover rice ready, while the other took out the condiments. 10 minutes or so, their lunches were ready. They both did a taste test and both approved. That’s all it took. Just a reminder.IMG_0300

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

Vegetarian day and I’m running out of ideas. Searched online and came up with this yaki soba recipe. The ingredients are like any other stir fried noodles, the difference is the sauce. I’ve searched online on some simple homemade yaki sauce and it consists of: oyster sauce, soy sauce, ketchup, rice vinegar, sugar and some Worcestershire sauce. I pretty much have everything except the last item. I wasn’t gonna go out to get it, so I left it out. I tasted the sauce and it was fine to me. IMG_9893I threw all in the ingredients in, stir fry and pour the sauce over it. Thank goodness for the griddle! Voila, my first time making the yaki soba (without really knowing how it really taste) and it was pretty easy. IMG_9896Ah Lo and Mr. Piggy are not too crazy about the whole wheat noodles, and Dai Bee was too hungry to tell the difference and ate two plates! Personally, I thought it was pretty good and can’t wait to try it again (except using pork next time).IMG_9899

Our dinner tonight, with my favorite morning glory, and the boys favorite chicken wings. Luckily I told the boys to save some for tomorrow’s lunch, otherwise, everything was gone. Maybe I should start making 4 dishes instead of 3, in order to have some for leftovers for lunch the next day.IMG_9664 (1)

More postpartum food / soup for my sister. Here’s silken chicken slowly stewed for 4 hours. The soup is the essence of the chicken. Since I didn’t add any water, every drop of the soup came from the chicken itself, so it’s super nutritious…IMG_8922-Ginger and wine steamed chicken with chestnut and wood ear

-string beans and tofu stir fry

-garlic brussel sprouts

-papaya fish soupIMG_9020

Ah Lo has been helping out with dinner the last few nights. Since Dai Bee is out at Yosemite, it’s nice to have some alone time with him these days.

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When I have a little bit more time on weekends, I tend to make my meals fancier. Tonight might be one of those nights.

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