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    Chipotle Turkey Peppers

    Do you know the simpler the food you prepare , the better and healthier they are for you ? The more complicated the ingredients , the more chances it has higher calories and probably not so macro friendly . I love simple food , easy and quick to fix . Great for busy nights . I used to love to prepare complicated food , well , i still do , once in a while , it’s fun . But quick and simple food is probably what we all want to do after a busy day . Especially when you need to cook every single day . So this recipe below…

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    Banana Peanut Butter Muffins

    The past couple years i’ve made a lot of these little muffins , which is great for snack anytime of the day or when i had to drive my son half an hour away for school , an hour back and forth , i brought this in the car with me for a workout boost . Basic recipe is similar to banana muffins , i added peanut butter powder in here , less egg and replaced part of it with liquid egg whites , to lower the fat . Still using old fashioned oats in the batter . Easy and quick , when you have those overripe bananas laying around…

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    Chicken Sandwich

    Who doesn’t love chicken sandwich ? You know that kind like fast food chain .. the famous fast food chain we all love . I am talking about chick fil a chicken sandwich . During the lockdown , obviously we weren’t able to go out and get our favorite chicken sandwich . Which was a blessing in a way because since then i haven’t been eating out at all . We ordered for the first time just couple of months ago but we haven’t been eating any fast food stuff . So back during lockdown , i was busy baking and cooking , making the sandwich buns which led me…

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    Cinnamon Rolls

    Of course everyone loves cinnamon rolls . My family always enjoy them . Unfortunately i don’t make it often like i used to . Not these past several years . Since we’re eating healthier , i still allow myself to make treats , just not that often . My teenage son loves cinnamon rolls . I don’t think i ever bought cinnamon rolls from cinnabon . Why would i when you can make your own cinnamon rolls . On top of that .. the macros on these rolls are much easier to fit into your daily meal . Yesterday i made one batch of cinnamon rolls because i had intention…

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    Pho Noodle Soup

    We love pho noodle , but it has been months since we had it . To be exact it’s probably been 7 months , and since we haven’t been eating out since the lockdown , we decided , if we can’t go to our favorite Vietnamese restaurant for pho noodle soup , i supposed i can learn how to make it and bring it to our own dinner table . After all , it shouldn’t be too hard to make , although i was told before it takes hours to make the good broth . And it was , it was about 5 hours or so . The Asian market…

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    Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

    Cornbread is always good to go along with bean soup . But even to eat it alone is good too . So easy and no mess , and quick . You can always use a square pan for this , but i thought it’d be easier to track the macros per piece by putting it in a muffin pan . This cornbread batter makes about 12 muffins , and you can add any kind of topping you want or leaving it as a plain one too . I used jalapeno the other day , you can use corn too i suppose , this is not really moist cornbread , it’s…

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    Beef and Noodles ( updated )

    Beef and noodles is one of those favorite comfort food that we like to eat often but probably we shouldn’t . They’re good , and easy to make , as they’re comfort food , and loaded with carbs . Nothing bad of course with carbs , but you know how hard it is to eat one serving pasta ( noodles ) ? yes .. it’s hard , you’d be surprised what one serving is in pasta world . So anyway , i have my old recipe of the Amish Beef and Noodles , and i am just going to update a little bit in this entry . The original older…

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    Black Eyed Pea Soup

    New year’s day and black eyed pea soup is in the menu . I love bean soup , all sort of bean soup . Back when we were living in Houston , our neighbor told us about this black eyed pea soup is a must eat for new year’s day . No wonder around new year’s day , the grocery store was displaying black eyed peas bag everywhere . I like to add ham , or some kind of meat into the bean soup . Usually i would have leftovers from spiral ham , except this past year we only bought ham once during Easter and we only had turkey…

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    Chinese Fried Meatballs ( Bakwan Goreng )

    Another food that reminds me of my childhood , especially around holiday , my Grandma’s house would be full of people , everyone was in charged either to bring something or to cook something . One of my uncle , my grandma’s youngest son in law at the time , would be in charged to make Ca Yen , it is deep fried chinese meatballs . In the US , when you think of meatballs , it’s mostly meatballs and spaghetti . But these meatballs are made from pork and shrimp , with eggs , tapioca and cornstarch , soy sauce and fish sauce . It is a messy business…

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    Indonesian Fried Rice ( Nasi Goreng )

    Nasi Goreng is the most common food you can find in Indonesia . Everyone knows how to cook Nasi Goreng , or as we know it over here , Fried Rice . It’s a little different with Chinese Fried Rice , the Indonesian uses shallots , garlic , tomatoes , etc while the chinese fried rice mainly uses soy sauce . Growing up in Indonesia , we used to have this street vendor during dinner time , selling all kinds of food , maybe it’s satay ( grilled chicken on a stick with peanut sauce ) , fried rice , fruit salad , meatball soup ( bakso ) , all…