TGIF

FINALLY the weekend, which means the start of reading break for me ๐Ÿ™‚ Reading break= no break from studying for me since I have a criminology midterm right after haha.

Anyways, today I decided to try this healthier lasagna recipe. I’ve only made lasagna once in foods class, so I was hoping this would turn out alright

What makes it healthier is that I used ground chicken instead of ground beef, made my own tomatoe sauce with no salt added, used whole wheat pasta, skim milk mozzarella and light ricotta cheese. It turned out great and was a hit with my family. I didn’t have enough tomatoe sauce, hence the lack of red colour hahaha.

I’ve been making this healthier lemon grass chicken sub ( or banh mi) lately for lunch and I absolutely love it!

I used chicken breast instead of chicken thighs and put it on a whole wheat roll. I love stuffing it with pickled carrots and daikon and I also added some basil, cucumber and jalapeno. So good!

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Thierry: Macarons

Finally got around to trying Theirry’s macarons! I went around noon to ensure all the flavours were still there since a lot of them sell out by the end of the day.

I decided to get a pack of 7, with tax it came out to be around $13. I believe they are $1.75 each if you buy them individually.

Thierry’s macarons in terms of size is bigger than places like Thomas Haas and French Made Baking. Thierry also fills their macarons with butter cream as opposed to filling it with ganache.

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Cindy’s Palace

Formerly Golden Phoneix, Cindy’s Palace is now situated on Nanaimo Street and 2nd Avenue. I’ve actually never tried it when it was Golden Phoneix, but I’m not really a fan of this type of Chinese cuisine anyways.

This place is about a 5 minute walk from my house, so my family decided to go there for dinner to try the food.

I know one of their specialties is their soup, but my family didn’t end up ordering any soup despite the recommendations from the waitress.

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Current Wishlist

Just some things I want right now and hoping to get in the future ๐Ÿ˜›

Cuisinart WAF-300C Professional Rotary Waffle Maker

I really want a waffle iron so I can make home made waffles! I’m hoping to get this soon off Amazon since I can’t seem to find it anywhere in stores.

House of Harlow Black Leather Necklace

I like the simplicity of this necklace. I’ve been wanting this necklace for some time now, maybe I’ll get it sometime in the future.

Olympus PEN E-P3 Cameraย 

Another camera?! The camera I currently own ( Canon rebel t2i) is bulky and can be a hassle to carry around at times, especially if I use it with my 18-200mm lens. The other cameras in my house is a Canon 20D ( which is even bulkier than my t2i) and this crappy 5 megapixel canon power shot digital camera which I got 7 years ago.

I want a micro 4/3 because it has the image quality of a DSLR, minus the bulky body of a DSLR. I’m hoping to get this before I go to LA in the summer but the $900 price tag is the only downside.

Steve Madden Melter Flats/ Loafers

I want a pair of loafers and I quite like this pair by Steve Madden. I like how the contrasting gold studs gives the loafers more of an edge.

So that is my wishlist as of now. What’s on your wishlist?

Weekend Randoms

Here are some random things from my week:

I’ve been too lazy to bring my camera around since it’s bulky (not as bulky compared to my dad’s Canon 20D), so I’ve been taking some quick photos with my phone. In all honesty, I think the iPhone’s camera was over hyped, it’s not as good as I expected it to be. Oh well LOL, it is better than my old Blackberries camera.

Decided to try a new app I downloaded on my phone. Went to Peaceful Restaurant last Sunday which serves mandarin food.

My dad and I shared a Pork chop with hand pulled noodles (left), Beef pancake (top right) and Xiao Long Bao’s or steamed pork buns (bottom right). Everything was delicious, definitely recommend!The steamed pork buns were so juicy, the juice squirted onto my pants lol. Apparently this restaurant was on Diner, Drive-in’s and Dives.

This dog lives on my block, so cute!

Sometimes I feel bad for it though because it’s owner makes it stay outside while the other dog (named Scruffy) gets to stay inside the house. This dog is usually asleep when I walk pass, but it was awake this time.

I can’t wait for this movie to come out, I really want to watch it!

So that’s it for this week. My weekend will be spent studying Sociology and catching up on many chapters of Criminology… so fun ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Recent Purchases

I finally went shopping today after a stressful week. Going to be another stressful few weeks with 2 more midterms to do ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Here is what I got on my shopping trip today:

From Plenty:

White Vero Moda blouse. There are having an extra 25% off sale items so this came out to be around $23 after taxes.

From Aritzia I got:

T. Babaton Jolie Blouse in Pencil Dot. This is made from 100% silk and is on sale for $60. I normally wouldn’t spend so much on a shirt, but I’ve been eying this shirt for some time and it’s made from silk, so the price is more justifiable LOL.

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