December 3, 2008

overload of food!!!!!

Yeah~~~~ it was a overload of food today, specially these addicting Ginger cookies!!!! Take a look
Before:it's a lot of cookies!!!After:yes!!! I finished them all in less than an hour!!! under what circumstances??? STRESS & ANXIETY! (if you remember what I say last night about today's plan? well.... I had to write down the model for my paper! and man! that's the most stressful thing!!!) But at least I had these cutest animals cookies with me, right? ^_^ What food do you like to have when you're stressed out?

okay. If you think that because I overloaded on cookies, I was going to cut back on meals??? NO WAY!!! Today is one of those Tiger Hunger days. So, I need to feed it!!!
Oh. before I forget, thanks for all you guys who concerned about my sleep. Fortunately I slept like a baby last night (9 hours!!!).
Okay, back to eats. Breakfast
  • 1/4 cup Tj's 5 grains
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup almond breeze original
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp flax meal
  • 1 tbsp wheat berries
  • 1 tbsp cottage cheese
yum yum~~~~~~~~ And the indispensable coffee!Few minutes later, I had another coffee with the other half of apple
I began to work at 7.30am trying to figure out what elements I needed to put in my model to make my story to work. I began to write down equations after equations, algebra, erase, more equations, more algebra, erase...... repeat and repeat!!! After 3 hours.... I had no model but all those cookies!
Despite all those cookies, I wanted a satisfying lunch but I didn't want to spend more than 15 min on preparing it. So, stir-fry, the almost delicious and quick meal. I used 1/3 big eggplant, 2 cups of mushrooms and a big handful of spinach. Ginger powder, soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil. mmmmmmm........... so tasty!!! I also had some rice and baked tofu.
Did some more attempts with my model during the afternoon before I went to the spin class. Today's stat Duration: 50 min
Average Heart Rate: 141
Maximum: 160
Calories burned: 303
As I didn't had snack earlier, I was quite hungry when I came back. But it was too early for dinner, so I had two pita with laughing cow.Did some errands at home and prepared a light dinner (I felt a little bloated!). I just heated some chili with frozen green beans and okras.Dessert was fage with frozen blueberries.
And of course second one was needed. Fage with cinnamon!
Yesterday I asked you guys what is your favorite Chinese dish. Most of your answers actually are not true Chinese food, (except sour & sweet pork and Szechuan dishes). They're more like adapted American-Chinese food. I think what most of people know about chinese food is just a very small part of Chinese food. The real Chinese food has many more varieties than stir-fry veggies with meat. I don't think it would be interesting that I explain here what the true Chinese food is. BUT the good news is I'm going to China in less than 20 days (December 22th to be exact) and I'll be traveling different parts of China with The Boyfriend for two weeks. So, you guys will be able to see true Chinese food from China, guided by a little gourmet like me! Are you excited???? Well, I'm veryyyyy excited. My last trip with The Boyfriend was August this year during the Olympic season. We went to the best/typical restaurant in Peking and it was amazing!!!!! I wish I had a blog so I could have recorded all those fabulous places and eats! ^_^

Question: What facts about China you want to know/see most? Food? Culture? People? City? Whatever you'd like to know!


Erica said...

How exciting! What a coool trip! I cannot WAIT to see your posts. Hmmm most interested in :)

HangryPants said...

Those cookies must be good. I was crazy hungry allll day, too.

I would love to hear about local foods. Just anything about food and culture - how food is viewed, how people share food, etc.

VeggieGirl said...

So much deliciousness!!

Great trip ahead!! Definitely feature the culture and food :-)

ttfn300 said...

it would be great to feature real chiese food! we are so skewed over here... sounds like a fabulous time :)

ps- don't know if you caught my response, but the stuffed refers to how it's normally served with beef and rice inside cabbage leaves in tomato-based sauce.)

Krista said...

Ooohhh! I'm SO excited to see your "China" posts!

Fitnessista said...

your trip sounds like its going to be incredible!
that stir fry looks heavenly!
i don't know what it is, but i was hungry ALL DAY too! stress will do it to you- my stress food is definitely popcorn. i could eat mountains of it
hope you have a great night!

Madison said...

yay for stir-frys!

ooh i'm excited for your trip to china! i would like to go someday =) yes, i agree with others that I would like to see everyday local foods!

just me said...

i always like toe hear about other cultures foods...they're always so interesting. do divulge on us everything you know!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to Taiwan on the 18th!!! :D If you can stop by taiwan you should totally come and we can go eats!!! :D I wanna go to China to see the great wall and eat eat eat :D I wanna visit HK too!! I might be going to Japan during break as well :]

ANNNNNND my fav chinese dishes are xiao long bao, tofu w/ 1000 yr old egg and cilantro (mmm), my mommy's spicy beef noodle soup :D I looove night market eats!!! Stinky Tofu :D hehe like simple asian eats!!! And I loooove a good peking duck!!!

Juliet said...

So excited for your trip! I'd love to see pictures of all the sites and of course the food too! :)

Thanks for sharing that you ate all those cookies. Makes me feel more normal when that happens to me..

Anonymous said...

I gotta try those cookies...

and i'm so jealous about your trip!! Keep us posted on food for sure!

Anonymous said...

I was having techinical issues with Wordpress last night and started to attack the box of Annie's Bunnies in the pantry, so I understand your empty cookie container!!

Your trip will be so much fun!!! Of course we want to see it all ... the people, the sights, the FOOD!!!

Anonymous said...

So lucky to be going on a great trip! Take lots of pics!

And yes, the 15 minute pasta off the heat works every time!

Heather said...

Re: the hand lotion.

I love philosophy hand lotions because they are thick and creamy but absorb in your skin in a non-greasy way. Try them at sephora. They might even give you a free little sample to take home.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Your China posts are gonna be so neat! One of the trainers I work with just got back from a 1.5month trip to China. I would LOVE to see photos of Shanghai! he told me there's a lot of cool architecture! Also, he told me there is a "chinese" menu at McDonalds. I would love to see what those are!

oh, and I eat whole containers of cookies and chocolates too. When I'm stressed, I need chocolate. Well.... I need chocolate all the time, haha

Anonymous said...

I'm super pumped to see your posts all about your china trip. I'd love to hear about all of the aspects! Especially the food though, I need to see some authentic chinese, none of that americanized stuff!

magpie said...

When I'm crazy hungry like that I try to go for fruit, but it doesn't always work :) i usually end up munching on something like those cookies!

I'd like to know more about the relationships people have with food. In the US we seem to be obsessed with diets and health yet our country is incredibly unhealthy. It'd be interesting to hear about how another country treats health.

Anonymous said...

OH COOL! I'd love to hear about some of the differences between rural China and the cities.

Meghann said...

When I'm stressed its all about the Ice Cream :)

lauren said...

When I am stressed - I go for pizza. your cookies are a better choice! saw them in TJs today - should have picked them up!

I am interested to hear about the food in China!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

Tiffie: are you planning to visit China too? I'll be in China for 5 weeks, so let me know if you plan to come.

Pearl said...

is stinky tofu popular in china, too?

or that candy-covered berry that they sell at night markets in taiwan

ive noticed that taiwan tends to go through "trends" in their food.. the last time i remember was egg tarts, and then crepes.. hehe

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

Pearl: yes, stinky tofu is a classic street snack. It's still very popular. It smells hell but tastes heaven!!!
I'm not sure about what's is candy-covered berry. But in China people follow trend a lot, so I'll find out what's popular nowadays in 20 days! ^_^ favorite taiwanese snack is MOCHI.

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