What I ate Wednesday – Japan Town Eats!

My husband is working all weekend so he decided to take the day off yesterday. It’s always nice to have hubby with me! ❤

Breakfast: eggs with cheese + turkey bacon + leftover egg muffins

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Lunch: we decided to stroll around Japan Town and see what they were all about. We lunched at Kazoo and what with their somewhat reasonable prices and big portions, I’m definitely going to come back! It was tasty too but I had another minor stomachache after this. It wasn’t as horrible as my experience at Wing Stop but uncomfortable nonetheless. Boooooo. My husband thinks it’s because I was gobbling down too many oily tempura.

We shared 2 rolls – forgot what they were called but it was delish!

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Hmm.. I notice now that both our rolls were encrusted with tempura batter…. 😀 Funny how you don’t notice certain details when you’re hungry, huh?

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I got the broiled mackerel combo and it was exactly what I wanted! Mackerel is my favorite fatty fish and this tasted just like my mom’s.

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 And onto my husband”s order. He was craving donkatsu and this boat combo was perfect.  This was around $16 – not too bad.

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And of course, even though I was complaining about a stomachache, I SOMEHOW still managed to polish off a green tea mochi ice cream at Jimbo’s. My husband had this at their store in Hawaii and remembered it being just as good.
We got 3 for $3.95 I think but don’t quote me on that! He got the chocolate espresso and the chocolate strawberry. The chocolate espresso was my favorite.

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My stomach was still feeling funny a few hours later so I just had some Starbursts and called it a night. 🙂

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What I ate Wednesday – Big breakfasts!

My breakfasts have been getting bigger lately. Breakfasts are very protein based, lunch is a mix of salads+protein, and I have snacks galore with chocolate, Chex mix, and cake pops. For some reason, I’ve been eating large amounts from 7-3 and then tapering off to small dinners or no dinners at all. I think I missed more than half my dinners last week. The reason? My husband comes home from work 9-10PM and honestly, I don’t want to eat that late. I just make his meal beforehand and I just eat bits of this and that while I’m preparing.

Kyle has also been quite the handful for the past few weeks. He wakes up shrieking bloody murder multiple times throughout the night and is quite mobile with his rapid crawling. So what does that equate to? An overrun, tired mama who is surviving on broken sleep and tired limbs. Sleep > food. I hit the hay right after I see Kyle nod off around 8-9.

Due to this change, my body has incredibly shifted my food choices and eating pattern to something that’s more sustainable to my lifestyle. I need all that protein to energize me for the day. Listen to your body!

Breakfast: Egg white omelet with cheese, leftover rotisserie chicken, and a random half an avocado that needed to be eaten.

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 Lunch: Whole Foods. I just picked whatever looked appetizing!

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Snacks: Japanese strawberry Kit Kat bar from Mitsuwa. I like the green tea one better but I couldn’t waste it, right? I just finished the entire bag in one go. 🙂

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Leftover dark chocolate favors from my cousin’s wedding.

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Dinner: A rare night I was hungry for dinner. I threw in tofu, yellow squash, and some leftover ground chicken into this Mapo tofu mixture. It doesn’t look too pretty but it was quite nice.

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What I ate Wednesday – I’m almost 30!

I’ve been out of the loop. It started off with a bad day and then got busy with job hunting, finding a pediatrician who takes Medi-cal, minor health issue, etc. Btw, guess who takes Medi-cal? No one! So there was a lot of back and forth with insurance and talking about our options with our agent – yackity yack yack yack. Boring stuff.

And on the job front? I was offered interviews that were okay but I declined. There was always something I didn’t like about it. I’m being very selective, I know. If I’m going to work full-time plus overtime plus commute, the job position and pay better be worth it. I’m not going to just put my son in daycare and be apart from him without an amazing offer. There are a few things up in the air, so we’ll let them fall as they may. 🙂

And yes, I am 29 years old today. My last year as a 20’s-something. It does feel a bit strange. I never saw myself as 29. 28, yes but not 29. 😉 I still feel 19 sometimes and it doesn’t seem so long ago. It makes you look back on how you’ve lived your life and how you ever got to this age. How the human mind tricks us so. We wake up and go about our day without ever truly thinking about our own mortality. We see our parents steadily growing older and the seasons flashing by whilst never really realizing that we’re getting older too. We’re usually so busy to even see or acknowledge what’s right in front of our noses. Must be more present!

Anyways, I’ll post more updates soon. And now on to the foodums…

Breakfast: Leftover food that Kyle hardly ate but played with.

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Lunch: Trader Joe’s chicken and cous-cous salad. Delish!

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Snacks: Funfetti Greek yogurt! I remember seeing this online somewhere a few years back.

Mix in a tablespoon of Funfetti mix into a cup of plain Greek yogurt/plain yogurt and voila! Pretty tasty and healthy. Well, healthier than most.

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Dinner: Korean black bean sauce noodles with pork.

It was ok but honestly? Nothing so far in the Bay area, when it comes to Korean AND Mexican food, is as good as the food in LA.

We have it so good in LA!

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What I ate Wednesday – 4/16/2014

Breakfast: Egg white omelet & bacon + 2 egg white muffins

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Lunch: Veggie sandwich with cheese, hummus, lettuce, tomato, raw onion (I love raw onion on my burgers and sandwiches. I hate and will pick out all grilled/sauteed onions. Something about the texture).

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Snack: 3 decently sized dark chocolate bars my cousin gave her guests at her rehearsal dinner. Not pictured handful of chocolate covered acai berries.

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Dinner: Early veggie dinner of yellow squash, asparagus, tofu, gorgonzola cheese.

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Sweet way to end the night!

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What I ate Wednesday – Slow Carb Diet: Part 2

Yes. I am at it again. Or my husband is. My first slow carb attempt last year ended after a week. I was extremely strict on the diet and didn’t even lose a pound. I know that can happen but it was very discouraging! But now, after my first attempt, I think I know where I went wrong. I wasn’t eating enough produce and let’s just say that my insides were a bit backed up…? 😀

I think I’ll manage better this time around because I’m not necessarily putting myself on this diet. It’s just easier and cheaper to eat the same way. I don’t have to prepare and cook 2 different meals.

Breakfast: Egg white omelet with shredded mozzarella + turkey bacon.

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Still hungry after an hour so I quickly whipped up my own egg white muffins. Drenched with Tabasco, of course! So good! I’ll put up the recipe some time this week. 🙂

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Lunch: Salad from Trader Joe’s + Diet Coke

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Afternoon snacks: Chickpea & egg white salad + not pictured mango ice cream bar

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Dinner: Sauteed chicken breast + corn + ketchup

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Let’s see how long I can keep this up. 😉 Happy hump day!