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It’s My Friday!

I know it’s only Tuesday, but it’s my Friday and I am super happy although I don’t actually have any plans at all for the next couple days. So why am I so happy, you wonder? Well, let’s just say I’m just happy to be able to take a mental break from work. My brain has been pretty foggy lately and I desperately need a break.

What am I gonna do? Honestly, I have no idea..I’ll just go with the flow. I don’t want to stress out too much planning stuff while in the end it didn’t turn out the way I want it. So might as well just go with the flow so no expectation, right?

Ok so how was my day today? As I’m typing this while sitting on my stability ball, my abs/core is SORE as hell from this morning workout. It’s sore in a good way though. I haven’t felt my abs this sore for a while so it’s a proof I had a good workout today.

Since our microwave is officially unusable now (thank goodness the exhaust fan function is still working), I had to resort to a an old fashioned healthy way of warming up the food: steaming!

1 medium white sweet potato & 2 slices of pan fried chicken breasts

I had another big sweet potato topped with some coconut flakes as my breakfast at work. (no pic but you get the idea). I realized that this white color sweet potato didn’t fill me up as much as the orange or the purple one. Hm…I have to take a mental note on this.

Lunch was really similar to my dinner.

I topped this with slices of a whole avocado – no picture since I was eating with my co-worker (didn’t want to get a weird stare from taking picture of my lunch)

And as a “dessert” I ate about half of this fruit bowl that my co-worker gave yesterday. (and finished the rest after dinner)

Came back home, I was craving for Roasted Curried Cauliflower so I made that.

While I had my oven on, I made another batch of One Pot Baked Mixed Veggies. This time I only had eggplants, zucchini, tomatoes and chopped onions, seasoned with salt, pepper, curry powder and used coconut milk instead of water.

My dinner (last remaining of Primal Chinese BBQ Pork, stir fried grass fed ground beef, Roasted Curried Cauliflower, sliced whole avocado) = DELICIOUS!

How do you warm your food other than using a microwave?

In this modern time, microwave is like a staple appliance in almost every household in the US (as far as I know). Back in Indo, we’ve never had a microwave. My mom usually either pan fry the food or steam them to warm them up. Besides we hardly had any left overs so we usually ate fresh cooked food almost everyday. Besides there are a lot of study saying that microwave destroys part of the food nutrition so it’s better not to use them too often. But for busy people like most of us who work full time, it’s just hard not to use it. Before my microwave broke, I actually didn’t use it that often either (I couldn’t help it at work though cause I didn’t want to eat cold lunch). I prefer steaming for warming up my food as it retains the moisture while microwave tends to dry out my food.

Have a great night!


Posted by on April 26, 2011 in food, life


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Something bad, something good

Hi everyone! How’s your week going so far? I’m excited that I am taking some day off this coming week for something special…sort of.

I got my quick workout done after I came back from work. A super short abs workout, a nice warm up for the upcoming abs and core workout from Zuzana this week! Yippe!

Anyway, yesterday when opened up my mail, I was a bit down almost got a heart attack when I saw my auto renewal policy charge.

That’s for 6 MONTHS policy, NOT one year. So technically I’ll be paying around $2,000 each year for my car insurance.

A while back I hit someone’s car when I was backing up in the parking lot. So it was 100% my fault. In addition, I also fixed my car couple months ago using the insurance.

Don’t get me wrong, I am FULLY AWARE that the insurance will raise up my policy, but I wasn’t expecting them to raise it up 100%!! The damage itself wasn’t that bad and no one got hurt! I can’t imagine how much they charge for those who got into a bigger accident. Geez…I hate insurance companies! They’re just a bunch of SCAMMERS…legally!

Apparently, bad stuff just didn’t stop there. Earlier, our microwave was acting up weird. It kept tripping the breaker when we used it to warm up our food. Just had to happen when we were about to warm up our dinner.

Gah, gotta call GE and hopefully we’re still under warranty. All our house appliances came with the house when we first bought it and they are all brand new! Grrr!! Only a little over a year and it starts to break down?! Heesh!

Ok enough boring talk. Let’s move on to the food! Wanna know what I had?

Actually, just whatever left over from last night. Plus Hubby K brought back some left overs from his parents house from last night family dinner (non paleo of course). But hey, we can’t refuse free food, right? Besides that means I only need to cook Paleo friendly food enough for me 😛

I cooked up chicken breasts for my next emergency protein stash.

Cooked the last batch of seafood mix.

Paired up with last roasted kabocha, one pot baked mixed veggies, my dinner was ready within 30 minutes!

Btw my co worker was so sweet to give me this fruit salad bowl from her husband’s cafe. I saved it up for tomorrow’s snack.

Don’t you just hate insurance companies?
In the US, almost everything needs insurance (house, car, life, health etc) and I just plainly hate them. For me, technically they are legal scammers – they ask your money but when you need them, they always work their way around not helping you or they act like they’re helping you but in the end you still need to pay for it – like my incident. Yea sure I saved more fixing my car by going thru their chosen body shop, but in the end they jacked up my policy twice!
I hate them, but I kinda need them…oh well.

Good night!


Posted by on April 25, 2011 in food, life


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