Taking It Easy, Way Too Easy?

22 May

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Hi everyone! Hope you all are having a nice weekend. If you’ve read my blog recently, you would know that weekdays and weekends do not make any difference for me. In some ways, I do enjoy it but on the other hand back in my mind, I do feel a little guilt for taking this way too easy. More on that later.

Apparently, I’ve been in the mood of easy cooking as well.

Like this Easy Tandoori Chicken – which what I had for today’s lunch

With the Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

And yesterday I made a big batch of Bo Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew) – this time I used Red Boat fish sauce and TONS of lemon grass, 3 huge carrots and 1/2 cabbage head cut into chunks!

I also made a little effort to make my own tomato paste by cooking 8 tomatoes until most of the liquid evaporated.

Boy, I have Bo Kho to feed an army here 😀

I froze some so we won’t be sick eating Bo Kho for the next couple meals.

Now you know what I’ll be having for dinner later 😀

But taking it easy doesn’t apply to my morning workout. Yesterday and this morning workout left me sweaty and pumped up, in a good way.
Yesterday and today’s pre workout snack – 1 small Japanese yam

Yesterday’s post workout snack – 1 small Japanese yam and 1/2 chicken breast left over from Crazy Chicken dinner

Lunch was super yummy and easy as well. Cheater’s Shish Kabob Chicken with sliced of whole avocado, Baked Cabbage and steamed Chinese Kale (gailan)

And I had mid afternoon snack of bowl of fruity goodness: cherries, strawberries and sliced of an orange.

Which kept me full that I almost didn’t need dinner, but couldn’t resist to taste Bo Kho that I made.

Today’s post workout snack was combined as my lunch, which I already posted earlier. And I had some purple yam in the oven and by the time it was done, I couldn’t resist to have some. I only intended to eat half but then ended up consuming the whole purple yam. Gosh, I love purple yam way too much!

Now I wonder if I’ll have a dinner later.
Ok, here’s my dinner

Anyway, back to the topic I mentioned earlier on this post. It’s been a week since that day and to be honest, I haven’t really made an effort to prepare myself for job search. On one hand I’d like to take my time to do it, but on the other hand I’m a little scared that I’m getting a bit too comfortable with my situation now. I’m not saying financial won’t be an issue because eventually it will catch up! We can’t live off on our entire savings forever. I’ve been having this “guilt” at the back of my mind that I should put my act together and stop being a slacker.

Ok enough rant. I just want to write it up to make myself feel better.

Have a great day!


Posted by on May 22, 2011 in food, life


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6 responses to “Taking It Easy, Way Too Easy?

  1. LeQuan

    May 26, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Take some time to yourself without feeling guilty. You might as well enjoy this time. Relax, cook lots (which I see you have…teehee), and eat lots. My mom makes Bo koh quite often. They like to eat it with baguettes.

  2. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    May 24, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I think you’ve worked a lit recently, and you didn’t even have the weekends for yourself, so I don’t wonder at all that you enjoy these “free” days. Well, money may be an issue some day, but I don’t think you’re sluggish at all now! You just take a few days off, and you totally deserve them! The urge to be roductive again will come backk from alone soon, anyway. 🙂

    • Jos

      May 25, 2011 at 10:01 am

      Thanks Kath! 🙂

  3. Lindsey @ Enjoying Healthy Foods

    May 23, 2011 at 11:57 am

    WOW looks wonderful!!!

    Have you ever heard to keep the stem of the strawberry on??? It has loads of nutrients! 🙂 Thought I’d share!!!

  4. leashieloo

    May 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    That tandoori chicken looks absolutely amazing!


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