Now that we’re 5 at home, each meals seems a big meal with at least 4-5 dishes. That’s the tradition in chinese family, usually at least 1 dish per people. I don’t eat all of them, so I ask my mom to have at least two dishes that I like! Being pregnant has many privileges!
For a couple of days I had sweet oatmeal for breakfast, an old friend that I haven’t visited for a long time!
this one has 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup water, pinch of salt, 1/2 medium banana, 1 tsp chia seed, vanilla, topped with peach and big spoon of almond butter.
Now into our daily meals
spicy red sauce fish (made by me because Star likes mine the most!)
sauteed bok choy (a staple)
cucumber sautéed with shrimp
winter melon with tomato, bamboo and black fungus soup (one of my recent fav dishes)
chinese spinach, black fungus and silken tofu soup, another of my favorites
I had oatmeal cooked with yam
sauteed celery with calamari
red sauced pork (Star’s fav)
sautéed chinese greens
sauteed napa cabbage with dry shrimp
steamed pork ribs with rice flour-spice mix
cabbage sautéed with dry chili
puffed tofu filled with pork (my mom’s fav)
kabocha sautéed with garlic and green chili (my latest favorite way to eat kabocha!)
sautéed water chestnuts
smoked tofu sautéed with pork
pork belly with tofu puffs
and my beloved spicy kabocha!
Stay tune to postpartum food! In chinese tradition, women are really weak after delivering a baby, so special care is needed. In addition to needing a lot of rest and not moving around so much for the first 4-6 weeks, nutrition plays an important role. There’s special recipes for that. I plan to try some!