Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday, we are fortunate edition


When I woke up this morning to the sounds of a Toronto radio station, the morning radio host was talking about his company’s campaign to feed needy children in Canada.

With 36% of food bank clients being children, I feel fortunate to be able to feed my children healthy, nourishing food every day.

This What I Ate Wednesday, I am looking back at some highlights of meals from the past week. This week, I am seeing them with a different set of eyes.

Wouldn’t it be great if all children (and adults for that matter) had access to healthy, fresh meals and snacks each and every day?

Top photo: my favourite kamut udon noodles with a simple homemade pasta sauce.


A warm weather favourite: fresh fruit and walnuts on mixed greens.

Salad again for lunch, with a Sol veggie burger (sans bun).

BBQ weather! Veggie burger, veggie dog, potatoes, peppers, asparagus, portobello mushrooms, and…

Sweet potatoes…surprisingly delicious on the BBQ!

Quick weeknight tofu stir-fry, flavoured with a mix of tamari and Bragg’s and served with quinoa.

My lovely Mother’s Day breakfast, which I talked about here.

Fresh juice. My crappy little juicer comes out about every two years. I think I would juice more often if I had a good one. If anybody knows of a reasonably priced juicer that works effectively, let me know...please. Juice recipe below.


Fried rice, roasted asparagus and Simply Sweet Tofu. Recipe below.

That’s it!

What was your favourite meal this week?

Linking up to Ella's Potluck Party and:


Sweet'n Celery Juice

by Joann MacDonald
Keywords: beverage gluten-free nut-free soy-free vegan vegetarian apples cucumber celery carrots

Ingredients (1 large glass of juice)
  • 1/2 of an English cucumber
  • 1 red apple
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 large carrot
  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled
Instructions
Run all fruits and veggies through your juicer, following manufacturer's directions. Enjoy!
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Simply Sweet Tofu

by Joann MacDonald
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: fry entree vegan vegetarian tofu

Ingredients
  • 1 lb extra-firm tofu
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 Tbsp tamari
  • 1 Tbsp Bragg's Liquid Aminos
Instructions
Blot some of the excess liquid from the tofu using paper towels or a clean dishcloth.
Cut the tofu into 1/2-inch cubes.
Heat the remaining ingredients in a pan.
Saute the tofu in the sauce until lightly browned, stirring as needed.
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21 comments:

  1. That all look so healthy and delicious ,but for the moment i would love it to put my Fork in "fresh fruit and walnuts on mixed greens" :))

    Lovely Greetings from Austria :*

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    1. Thank you! I love the look of the stuffed zucchini on your blog! Yum!

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  2. Everything looks tasty especially the tofu. Love the pickles on top of your veggie burger!

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  3. Thanks for visiting my blog :) All your eats look yummy. The salad with berries looks especially good. Just the way I like it! Happy WIAW!

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    1. I enjoyed seeing your food selections! Happy WIAW to you too!

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  4. This all looks so good-- I need to stop reading wiaw posts when I'm hungry! I'm so impressed with your last picture... I can never make tofu look good. :) Both of your recipes sound fantastic, too!

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    1. I have the same problem. I want to eat everyone else's food! You are sweet. I figure the asparagus makes the tofu look good! Thanks Laura! Have a great (and tasty) week!

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  5. You need to compile a cookbook! Just delicious & saved to my computer for future meals~*

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    1. That's kind, Tabetha! I'm just happy to have the recipes on my blog so that I can remember what I have made in the past. ;) I can never think of what to make for dinner!

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  6. I've never tried sweet potato on the grill, but I'm dying to now. Looks wonderful! :)

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    1. Hi Jen! Yes, it is quite good. My husband does the grilling, so I'm not sure but I think he puts olive oil and salt on them. Maybe herbs.

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  7. Your meals are always so good looking.... Yum!
    I can't wait for more grilled foods! Those sweet potatoes sure do look good ;)
    xo

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    1. Thanks Ella. Sometimes I struggle to come up with meals, though! The BBQ is a welcome relief!

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  8. It all looks so good!
    I found a juicer at Salvation Army for around $6.00 - works great! Can't do celery juice, though -shudddeerrrr... something about the taste. Blech. The grilled sweet potatoes look delicious!

    Sent the shells (complete with beach sand, lol) out today! Please let me know when they get there. :)

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    1. A juicer for $6? Awesome. I saw one at a thrift store but it was $30 and I thought that was a bit much. You can't even be certain it works. My kids feel the same way as you do about the celery. Thanks so much for sending the shells. You are a doll! I didn't tell the kids because my daughter loves to check the mail and she will be so happy!

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  9. WOW...the sweet potatoes on the grill look amazing. i love me sweet tatoes! and that mixed greens and fruit looks delish. I work for a direct marketing agency as a graphic designer... and we have about 60 Food bank clients...the stories and facts about hunger -- especially child hunger -- stops me in my tracks and makes me cry at times.

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    1. 60 food bank clients? Wow! Lots of hungry people out there, huh? Very sad.

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  10. You are so right...we are so fortunate! Angie xo

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    1. I'm trying to teach my kids that. My son thinks it is unfair not to have a TV in his room. :)

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