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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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Since our meatless Monday meal police is not around, I was thinking of skipping it a week. Glad I didn’t. These are exactly what I was craving for tonight.IMG_7553.jpg

Didn’t feel like cooking today, so I bought a box of mixed greens, these colorful sweet bell peppers and portobello mushrooms. IMG_7277

Roasted the veggies and made it a simple salad night for the family. Surprisingly, Ah Lo finished it since he detest mushrooms (I know, what’s wrong with him?) Dai Bee doesn’t like bell peppers, but ate these because they were sweet. Probably not their favorite meatless meals, but oh well, they don’t have much of a choice. *wink*IMG_7278

Tonight I’m trying out the vegetarian bibimbap for meatless Monday meal. Bibimbap is a popular Korean dish whose name (bibim) translates as “mixed,” and (bap) “cooked rice.” There are many variations on this dish, from simple to elaborate. Since it’s meatless tonight, I used bean curd to substitute as meat. This meal takes a lot of work to  prepare. It would be difficult (for working families) to make this on a weeknight. I started to prep yesterday (slice and dice).

I tried to simulate the stone-bowl bibimbap at home (knowing the boys would love the crusty rice at the bottom). Since I don’t have stone bowls, I used to small pots! After mixing everything together, the boys actually enjoyed this meal very much. Sure, maybe next time when we have it with beef. FullSizeRender 2IMG_7161

Since we didn’t have enough pots, Mr. Piggy and I used regular bowls. FullSizeRender 3

Meatless Monday, oh, how I missed having the greens.

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Meatless Monday tonight calls for a hearty and flavorful dumpling recipe filled with diced five spice tofu, chives, carrots, black ear fungus and jicama (for the crunch). Pan fried, just couldn’t get any better than this.Untitled

The plainest of meatless Monday meal makes everyone full, healthy and happy. Pan fry tofu, garlic stir fry chayotes, and oyster sauce lettuce are the continuation of our meatless Monday tradition.

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These are marbled tea eggs (茶葉蛋) are one of the more popular dishes on the table during Chinese New Year, but can be consumed all year long! The eggs symbolize prosperity and wealth. Sometimes when I crave for it, I  would buy them as snacks. This year, I found simple recipes online and made a few as one of our dishes for meatless Monday meal.

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Here’s the CNY version of meatless Monday meal.IMG_5812.jpg

Recipe for tea eggs:

  1. boil 6 eggs
  2. in a pot fill up:
    • 2-3 cups of water
    • 2 star anise
    • 1 stick of cinnamon
    • 2 bags of black tea, any kind you like. Pu-erh is traditionally used.
    • Soy Sauce, about ½ cup
    • 1 teaspoon of pepper corns
    • 1 small rock sugar
    • dried orange or mandarin peel (optional)
  3. gently crack the hard boiled eggs
  4. put cracked eggs in the pot and bring everything to a boil. Close lid, simmer for 40-50 minutes.