Family life 10/4

This week we had a visitor, Angus from Canada, friend of Tony. Tony was busy showing him around the city, and I was in charge of dinners and breakfasts. Work has been a bit busier than last weeks but overall is good. Although I am feeling better, no more nauseas and food aversions, I still get exhausted by the end of the day. Maybe it will get better after 4 months? I hope so.

Seeing these two together makes me so happy! 🙂

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Sofia loves playing with legos. We have more than 5 sets at home but she still loves to play it at school everyday

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and I heard her sharing the mat with other kids, good girl!

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I got a new book… so far so good

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Saturday morning is swimming lesson for Sofia (and Tony!). I stayed at home to catch some rest. It’s nice to have some time alone while Tony and Sofia spend time alone too. After nap we all went to Georgetown. It was a gorgeous day at the harbor

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Sofia had macaroon for the first time

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and she loved it!!! Who wouldn’t, right?

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Sunday morning we went to Alexandria

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we took the water taxi to National Harbor. Sofia loves getting on a boat so she loved it

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the view was very nice too…

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but this little company is the best!

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At the National Harbor, we got into the Capital Wheel again.

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and took selfies in the “sky”

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then we went to True Food Kitchen for lunch, one of my favorite restaurant in town. We shared two appetizers: edamame dumpling

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roasted vegetables with two kinds of dip: avocado and cashew dips. Delicious.

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as entree, Sofia and I shared a red chili shrimp. YUM YUM~~~

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Food we had this week:

breakfast #1: 2 ingredients banana pancake with cottage cheese + maple syrup from Canada

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#2: glutinous rice cake with black sesame filling

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#3: millet coconut pancake with cottage cheese + blueberries preserve + maple syrup. This pancake was a random creation. I had leftover cooked millet, so I added 1 cup of WW flour, 1/2 cup of coconut flour, 3 eggs and enough milk to get the desired consistency. We were all pleased by the random creation! 🙂

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I packed lunch to work once only… stir-fry quinoa with cabbage, tofu and mini dry shrimp. Still loving this combo!

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a new lunch spot: Paul. I love french baguette so I really enjoyed this chicken avocado sandwich in poppy seed baguette.

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Dinner #1: coconut curry chicken with rice

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#2: baked salmon + sautéed broccoli with black fungus, sautéed chinese mustard and a vegetable soup with egg

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#3: beef shepherd pie with sweet potato

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#4: beef braised in red wine. A classic dish at home already. Served with millet

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#5: rice cooked with shiitake mushroom and yam. A quick dinner combo that is satisfying and yummy.

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I really enjoy planning and cooking dinners for this little family. I feel that my cooking creativity is coming back! 🙂

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