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Has the school started??? Not officially after the labor day:-)

Yeah right. Last week is kind of like ‘pre-school’.¬†Occasionally dropped by office, did a bit programming, organizing office and my laptops, and parties on the weekend. After labor day, I need to strike a pose and be ready for the new semester!! ūüôā

It was still steaming hot last week (94 F!!) so COLD salad is my fav…

This is my “VC salad for extreme sun burn“….. too much red and orange?! I read they are good in repairing the sun-burn skins!

So I use:

Two tomatoes, one big orange pepper, one cooked salted duck egg (secrete ingredient!), and silky tofu.

Have you ever tried this? it is a duck egg, salted , and ready to pair with porridge. It is a very typical ‘side dish’ for Chinese, the yolk is salty, a bit creamy with nature ‘egg oil’ (allow me to explain this way). It is also used in the mooncake to symbolize the ‘moon’.

Today I use it in my salad dressing:

I crumbled half egg with some silky tofu . Top them on the salad.

As a typical condiments , the salty egg doesn’t let me down this time. protein and VC. awesome. I hope my skin feel better tomorrow!

o..k…a..y, I just realized that I go for lunch first before the breakfast ūüôā So here it comes, a Arnold Sandwich Thins creation:

As the courtesy of Arnold bread company and foodbuzz tastemaker program, I got two bags of sandwich thins. One is whole wheat, the other is multigrain. I love multigain one , it has tiny bits of crunchy grains and not that sweet. and they are so thin!! (I need to have two of them to feel like a breakfast!)

I use a typical Chinese condiments (again…): a salty spicy tofu ( I hope the name explain it all):

The tofu is soaked in the salty spicy water (oh forget about the sodium, it is so worth it!), which makes it a perfect spread!

Toast the sandwich, spread the tofu, and egg. Although I never thought I would eat anything salty in the morning , but this totally knocks my socks off!! haha I gotta have it for the next week!

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First Sign of Aging!!!!!!!!

is that…..I stayed awake , widely awake, till 4:40am this morning!!! why’s that?

I guess I am not that stressed out with my dissertation, though I did¬†struggled¬†a bit with the emails that should be send out before I went to bed. But I’d rather not believe that’s the reason I am staying up that late yesterday!

so I search all over my head…and finally realized that I had a cup of Joe around 3pm yesterday!! I confess that recently ( this month) I developed a really bad habit of drinking coffee , even though I am really not that¬†drowsy. I had tried to switch to the hot cocoa which has less¬†caffeine, and some fruit teas, they not really help. I am still, habitually, need to hold a warm cup of coffee, either for breakfast, or after lunch.

But I know I always over-reacted to the caffeine even in that tall cup. So I decided today that I need to change this habit. Challenge myself, for a coffee free week. I am not addicted to coffee at all before, and I am sure I can fix the prob and get the sleep I deserved! btw, I already hide my coffee at the back of my pantry! Dear friends, if you have a good way to do this, please, please let me know!

so keep on telling that widely awake story, I worked on my paper, while munching on some snacks….i know its bad, but I can’t think of a better way to makes me feel better …. ūüė¶

I hit the sack around 5am. then, wake up again at 9:08. $@#*$&^@*%$&!!! alright, I’ll just up, and take it easy. If I can make through the day, I’ll get back to my normal schedule. If not, I’ll just listen to my body nature.

So up till now (8pm), I am still up. feel A-OKAY . but definitely not energetic. or should I just say that I am on the verge of breaking down?!?! alright..not that bad. huh, we are still young… haha ūüėÄ

To pamper myself for this tough night,  I had a chocolate coated French toast for breakfast.

I used the last two slices of my favorite TJ’s multi-seed bread! oh man, they are divine. I am so addicted with that poppy seeds.

for the chocolate coating, I use d:  1 tsp of coco powder, 1 egg, 1/4 cup of soymilk ( that last 1/4 cup!) I am clearing my fridge.

and, everyone knowns how to make French toast. I am just having it on weekdays, instead of weekend brunch.

Did I confess that I have a whole collection of Lindts Bar chocolate , from 0% to 99%, including their special editions? btw , they are all empty packages….

For lunch, I add a Firm Tofu – Pork Stuffed Pepper.

These peppers are way too spicy!!! I can barely eat them ! so the only way to clear it up is “roasting”

the stuffing : (back to T-day!) : flavored firm tofu, miced. (about 1/2 cup). 1/2 cup of grounded pork, 1 tsp of soy sauce.

Roast the pepper at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

and then, they are not hot any more!!! and of cause, the juice of the meat adds a nice flavor, plus, ¬†the firm tofu is totally toasted into a crunchy bites. M’m, food makes me feel so much better….

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