Happy What I Ate Wednesday!
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Here’s what I ate… last Wednesday! Between drooling over everyone’s WIAW blog posts and recipe testing for my own posts, food was in my face all day long. I wound up eating a little more than usual, but was still able to get a pretty good mix of healthy and indulgent eats to balance out the day. The volume of food I managed to pack away was a bit impressive… How on earth did I do that!?
Juice and Enjoy!
16oz fruit and veggie juice [see above]
1 cup of coffee w/ unsweetened coconut milk
second breakfast [it happens!]
Two biscuits fresh from the oven during recipe testing. I was supposed to be photographing them and they just jumped into my mouth — I swear! It’s like they have a mind of their own =)
spinach and falafel salad
Hummus and pita chips and a few bites of the mystery dish in the background [for recipe testing purposes of course!] After eating what was in the photo I wound up dipping back into the hummus tub once P got home for the day. Between the two of us we finished about 1/3 of a tub of roasted red pepper hummus a small pile of pita chips, and half an english cucumber. I think it’s safe to say that I’m a bit of an addict. We also raided the last of the chocolate drawer for a few pieces of cadbury caramello bar and split that as well. Um… the chickpea made me do it? I also took my iron supplement alongside an organic apple during my mini snack-a-thon.
There’s only so much recipe testing a gal can do before she wants to run screaming from her kitchen. Ok, ok… that’s not remotely true for someone as kitchen-obsessed as I am, but I was craving one of my favorite meals from a local Greek-Italian fusion restaurant. Paul and I always order too much food and then turn our one date night meal into three meals and two desserts. It’s quite a feat. This time around we ordered a bowl of cucumbery tzatziki dip, a veggie pizza [with extra jalapenos!], a whole wheat meatball parm sub [for P — though I stole a bite and it was quite yummy!] and a flaky mountain of baklava. I put down a good half of the dip and 3 slices of pizza and we boxed the leftovers for lunch/dinner/dessert the following day! Their baklava tastes like glazed donuts… Just looking at the photo makes me want to “forget” to make dinner and drag P back there. Also? I may live in the middle of nowhere in NC, but my local pizzarias have mastered the art of veggie pizzas. I adore making [and eating!] my own, but sometimes theirs is too good to pass up!
chickpea update I’m convinced she’s trying to kill me. It’s true. She’s so stinking cute in her ultrasound photos and I want to kiss her little button nose but… yeah. She so has it out for me. Maybe if I let her listen to Bieber she’ll let me get through my to-do list, errands, and workouts without making me a raging narcoleptic? I can only hope! Until then… Give me my fishy jammies!
recent obsession Salmon Tacos. I’m going to marry them.
Let’s pretend this isn’t a sketchy dimly lit instagram photo from Monday night’s dinner and that they look like this instead: