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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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Our meatless Monday night – vegetarian dumplings (with tofu, chives, corn, carrots, wood ear as stuffings). The boys helped me wrap them last night which made this a quick and easy meal.

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For my inlaws, we had a small party, but so much food. Good thing we didn’t have turkey. Only one of Mr. Piggy’s cousin (who happens to be a vegetarian) came along with my inlaws. She brought her vegetarian (traditional) dishes and I made mine. We originally agreed just to make a little bit of everything, but got carried away. Glad everyone enjoyed the food. Tomorrow is another feast…IMG_0464IMG_20171123_180441

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

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