I'm back to US, to life, to earth (since I felt I was in heaven during last 6 weeks in China with my family and bf).
I still have more pics of chinese eats but let me postpone those and first catch up with 3 surprises that I got when I came back.
first: The Peanut & Co. lovely monkey from a lovely lady Tiffany. She sent me a big package of their PB back in December and I guess they forgot to send me the monkey. :D This is so cute and those jars of PB, mmmmmmmm........ gorgeous!
second: Foodbuzz people are so cool!!! They sent me personal card for my blog!!! Look these, each one of them have different pic!!!! I love love love the little card, it's soooooooo cute!!! Thanks so much Foodbuzz!
third: I joined the tastemaker program from Foodbuzz and got samples for the new True Delight granola bar of Quaker. The packaging puts me in mind of a premium chocolate bar, which I think is very much what they were going for. I received three different varieties...Honey Roasted Cashew Mixed Berry, Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond, and Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut. I tried the Coconut's one. Without the chocolate or the dried fruits, I wasn't expecting to like this one much. However, it turned out to taste great! It was less sweet than conventional quaker bars and that totally worked in it's favor. I'd eat this one again!
yesterday I spent my day unpacking, paying bills, cleaning my room and some other stuffs. I woke up 5am (arrive 11pm the day before). I was happy that I don't have jetlag this time, although I did feel tired and asleep during the day. The long trip (18 hours) isn't fun at all.
okay. let's move on what I had yesterday.
for breakfast I had 1/2 cup oats cooked with enough water to make a podridge. I had it with a special pickle made by my bf's mother. It's salty, chewy and spicy. Can you guess what is made from?look my new hello kitty's bowl I got in China. And also the spoon. (you'll see more kitty's stuffs, I just love it!)And I also had a cup of powdered soy milk in the new hk mug and hk spoon!
AM snack: Quaker's Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut.
Lunch: noodles with pok choy and dry shrimps! it's my new comfort food because it reminds my mom (she cooked it several times for me during my stay in China) and also because it's sooooo delicious! It was a huge bowl, I used 4 oz. of fresh noodles! yeah~~ so filling! :D
PM snack: 1/2 cup fiberone with yogurt in the little hk cup.the cuttest spoon ever! ^_^
I haven't work out for a week and felt needing one. So I did the power flow vinyasa #4.
dinner: sauteed romaine with mushrooms, sauteed shitake, black fungus with tofu and rice.
First day back was tough for me, I missed terribly my family!!! Well, that's life, right? I need to adjust my mind to get back to work soon!
oh.... I almost forget about one important announcement. I've been reading a lot about chinese medicines. I've learned a lot about how food affects us and help us to be healthy. I'll try to share it with you guys. Hope you can learn something different about food&health from chinese culture. What are your health concerns? and what interests you most about chinese medicines?
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