Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday, June 27



After we went strawberry picking last week, I then had the task of using up all those strawberries we so carefully picked.

I started off by making strawberry muffins. You can find the recipe here.

My son did what he did with last year’s strawberries—crushed them (by hand!) and mixed them in with some orange juice. So as to avoid any further mess, the next time I asked him to run them through the Magic Bullet with the orange juice, rather than crushing them by hand.


Before the remaining strawberries could rot, I washed them all, cut the stems off, let them dry on paper towels for a bit and laid them out on wax paper-lined cookie sheets to freeze.  (This keeps them from freezing together in a clump.) I then put them in freezer bags to use for future smoothies. The great thing about these smaller strawberries is that they don’t give your blender a hard time.


I also made some strawberry jam in the bread maker. It is so easy and lasts three weeks in the fridge. Today, I made some vegan Scottish Scones as a nice base for the jam.


My daughter and I baked some vegan chocolate chip cookies the other day. Only we used Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks instead of chocolate chips.


Lunch one day was rice chips with roasted red pepper hummus and Blue Sky natural cola. I know I should have had salad, but sometimes I’m lazy like that.


One day when my husband and son were busy elsewhere, I picked up some dinner at the health food store buffet. I topped some brown rice with a coconut milk tofu curry, as well as sweet potatoes and chickpeas. My daughter opted for a Taco Bell bean burrito instead. As my father-in-law would say, “What are ya gonna do?”

How did this week in food look for you?


17 comments:

  1. The Strawberries looks so yummy ... heavenly red ♡ :)
    Forza Italia :))

    Lovely Greetings! xoxo

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    1. Thanks! Yes, Forza Italia, from this Scottish-Irish-Canadian girl! ;) The kids are half Italian, but ironically he got that shirt from his Irish-Canadian grandmother. :)

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    2. hihi :) ,that is a funny Story! She is great Irish-Canadian Grandmother! :)

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  2. Alright, can I just move in with you for mealtimes? {& my boy supports Ireland, but gave a nod to your son's jersey just now as he walked by the computer lol}

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    1. Sure, you can move in! It's a long trip though. :)
      My daughter supports England, but just because that's what happens to be on the jerseys for her house league soccer team!

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  3. You inspire me to eat a bit better! I think I'm a healthy eater, but you are way better. I love that your son crushes berries with his bare hands :) What a boy!

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    1. Thanks Ruthie! As you can see, I do like sweets though!

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  4. Yummy as always! I love freezing berries that way and actually just discovered that frozen blueberries are totally edible in their frozen state... almost like a sorbet and so good. I'm also very impressed by how healthy you guys are.

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    1. Yum! I haven't tried just eating the frozen blueberries. I have mixed them in with cereal. Thanks! I didn't think we looked that healthy with our cookies and scones. ;)

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  5. A-a-a-a, your kids are so lucky to have such a wonderful mom, Joann! I LOVE all the yummies;-)))
    P.S. and I love the matching cutting board;-)))

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    1. Thanks Maria! They don't always feel so lucky. ;) That's my fruit cutting board (hence the strawberries pictured on it). It's from the dollar store. I like to cut my fruit on a separate clean board from everything else. :)

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  6. Your kiddies are so cute - im also in love with smoothies. I must try this recipe!

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  7. You can make jam in a bread maker? I did not know this!

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    1. Yep. You just throw in the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and some pectin if you want it and the machine does the rest. It has a jam setting. Simple, just the way I like it! :)

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