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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday, June 20


I’m off to a school field trip (outdoors on the hottest day of the year) with my daughter today.

So, here is my quick look at highlights from a week of eating.
For a mid-morning snack one day, I made a latte with coconut milk. Not bad, but not as tasty as soy milk. I paired it with some fresh baked vegan banana bread.


My Friday lunch was leftover lentils and rice with a chickpea and tomato salad.


On Sunday, we had a Father’s Day breakfast of pancakes, veggie sausage and eggs. Here’s my husband’s tray. The rest of us ate at the table.


If I don’t have steel cut oats for breakfast, I’ll just throw some spelt bread in the toaster and top it with peanut butter and jam. Plus, decaf green tea with the bag right in.

Monday dinner was asparagus and tofu sautéed in Bragg’s and olive oil, as well as this chickpea quinoa orange salad.


We had fruit for dessert.


Tuesday lunch was toasted spelt bread with salted tomatoes, avocado and a Tofutti vegan cheese slice.

Mid-afternoon, I had an organic raspberry frozen fruit bar.

What was your favourite food this week? How are you beating the heat?


28 comments:

  1. Good luck on the field trip (I dread those). The coconut milk paired with the coffee sounds kind of good! It all looks delicious (only I have issues with tofu, lol).

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    1. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, since there was a lot of shade. Still, I'm ready for a nap! :)

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  2. That's beautiful Father's Day tray! Everything looks good- but the sandwich looks very tasty for a hot summer's lunch.

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    1. I figure I have to keep using all these dishes I'm acquiring. Otherwise, I'll have to stop buying stuff. ;)

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  3. I love how you've staged your meals! I definitely need to get in the habit. This gives me all kinds of ideas for yummy vegan/vegetarian meals, too!

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    1. Usually I just want to eat, so it is very quick staging. :) Glad you got some ideas. That's great!

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  4. We made some lovely fresh berry popsicles the other day that made me pretty durned happy~*
    Try & stay cool today!!

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    1. Yum. Fresh berry popsicles sound perfect right now!

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  5. Yum- I want that banana bread (I might have to make some now!). Funny because I had an almost identical meal to your monday night tofu last night... and it was very tasty.

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    1. I would like a nice snack of banana bread now too. Funny we had an almost identical meal. Too bad we couldn't have shared dinner and saved ourselves some of the trouble! :)

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  6. It all looks so yummy, and healthy!
    Carolyn http://sillyhappysweet.blogspot.com

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  7. I've been eating peanut butter and apples. I'm not really hungry when it's hot out, so I've been surviving on that!

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    1. I know what you mean. Not as hungry either. PB and apples sounds great!

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  8. The banana bread sounds and looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    1. No problem! Hope you get a chance to try it.

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  9. That banana bread is on my list of To Do/To Eat!

    Here in Melbourne we didn't have a hot day, we had a 5.3 earthtremor/earthquake though! When I could hear my dishes rattling I thought "waaah my Johnson Brothers!!!"

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    1. Banana bread works in any season I think. ;)

      Wow, that earthquake sounds scary! Not the dishes! :)

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  10. I love your father's day china and the blue plate below- so pretty!
    I'm also going to check out your banana bread recipe- I always have LOADS of bananas!
    Cheers!

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    1. Thank you! I always have bananas around now so I can make banana bread when the craving hits.

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  11. Looks delicious! I may have to borrow some of your food ideas from you. I recently found out that all my stomach problems has been bc I can't eat dairy. I've been dairy free for almost a month now and feel almost 100% better (I was in the Drs every other day doing random tests when finally the dr said "hey lets try not eating dairy for a bit" and bingo that was the cure!) :-)

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    1. That's great that you found the source of you stomach problems. Hopefully you are not too attached to dairy. I don't miss it, but my family still eats cheese.

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  12. Yummy!
    Loving the vegan banana bread ;)
    and kudos to you for isolating that fruit as a snack!
    It sure was a hot day I hope you survived it well ;P
    xoxo

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    1. Hi Ella! With the warm weather, fruit makes the perfect snack, huh? Thank God for air conditioning is all I have to say! :)

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  13. I missed the wow party this week! Hope to be back next week. I love that the daddy in your house got served breakfast in bed!

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    1. Breakfast in bed is a given around here for Father's Day and Mother's Day. My daughter wants to have a Sister's Day, but I told her every day is for the kids in this house. We need the break, not them! ;)

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  14. All of your meals look so delicious! Especially those quinoa salads-I love a strawberry quinoa salad so I will have to try the orange! Also, the tofu looks great!:)

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    1. Yum, strawberry quinoa salad sounds delicious!

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