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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

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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

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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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

Serving cauliflower and garlic soy sauce tofu on our meatless Monday. The boys will be making spaghetti tomorrow!

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Meatless Monday meal with some dried bean curd and garlic long beans, a head of lettuce with oyster sauce and some vinegar peanuts. Simple.

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Having leftovers for our dinner tonight. Had some mango salsa and grilled tilapia from our party yesterday. Bought some tortillas and bella mushrooms, we’re all set!  IMG_8575

“The best fish burrito ever!” claimed Mr. Piggy. He scarfed down two in less than a minute.IMG_8576 (2)We didn’t have enough fish for 3, so i just had a veggie burrito. I had avocado in the fridge, but my veggie burrito was just as delicious!IMG_8571

Scarfed down this meatless Monday meal so that we can cheer for Game 5 of the NBA finals! Boys tried okra for the very first time and of course not a big fan, oh well, maybe try roasting it next time? Dai Bee loved the enoki mushrooms with the garlic onion sauce. Ah Lo tried it but avoided another bunch. Can’t get that guy to like any kind of mushrooms. Ugh…IMG_8007

Super excited to see the Warriors take the trophy! Go #Warriors!

Made quiche for the very first time for our meatless Monday tonight, from scratch. This is a mushroom asparagus quiche. Wasn’t sure how the boys like it, especially Ah Lo since he’s not a fan of mushrooms. Not like he had the choice, he ate everything. Dai Bee gave me a thumbs up and ate as much as he could. IMG_7872

I didn’t have enough time to pre-bake the crust, so it came up a bit soggy. I never tried quiche before, so I am not sure if I have the right texture. Taste wise, I thought it was good. During dinner, we searched up what the word ‘quiche’ means and where this dish originated. I love how my boys are still curious about everything.IMG_7877

Feeling a bit lazy today, so didn’t try anything fancy for our meatless Monday meal. It’s the whatever-I-can-find-in-the-fridge kinda meal.IMG_7735

After dinner, even got to enjoy some down time with the boys. We played some Mancala and I totally crushed them when we played Monopoly! Wakakaka…

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