Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday


Happy What I Ate Wednesday!

This week I am looking at a few of the food items I consumed since last WIAW.

This was not the best week for food around the homestead, I guess, because I didn’t snap a lot of photos! Either that, or we were just too busy chauffeuring the kids around to take pictures.


I think my favourite meal of the week came from an attempt to use up some of the meagre offerings that were left in our fridge before I went grocery shopping. So, I boiled a couple of organic sweet potatoes and roasted some asparagus in the oven. My husband made some gluten-free penne with olive oil, garlic, onions and portobello mushrooms. It was simple and delicious.


My son turned 10 this week! How old does that make me? I know, 40 is the new 20 and all that, but I just can’t help thinking I’m still supposed to be twenty-something for real.

Anyway, on his birthday (a school day) we had some vegan banana blueberry pancakes for breakfast. They look plain in this photo because I actually ate five of them and then remembered to take a photo. Since these two little ones were leftovers, I couldn’t dress them with Earth Balance margarine and maple syrup or agave nectar like we had the other ones.


My son loves sushi, so for his birthday dinner we ordered a platter of veg sushi, some vegetable fried rice, edamame and miso soup. The rest of the gang then had ice cream cake, but I don’t do dairy so that was out for me.

Yesterday, I enjoyed my favourite “lazy lunch” of tortilla chips with salsa, hummus and guacamole (all of the store-bought variety). Oh, and some grapes on the side.

What was your favourite meal this week?

Linking up with Go Vegan Day and



18 comments:

  1. mh .. asparagus ,love it!
    My fav. Meal was Potato Wedges with Mayonnaise and Salad :))

    Lovely Greetings ,big Hug

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    1. Mmmm...potato wedges...that sounds delicious!

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  2. Yummy! It all sounds (and looks) delicious. Happy birthday to your son! I hope my daughter requests sushi someday for her birthday celebration. :)

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    1. Hi Laura! Thanks! Yes, my husband and I are very happy that our boy also likes (okay loves) sushi. My daughter will eat cucumber rolls now, so that's a start. And she loves the fried rice.

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  3. Dang, even your lazy lunch looks scrumptious {I just can not photograph food to make it look as appetizing as yours does}

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    1. That's sweet, Tabetha! I was feeling like that photo was a little sloppy! I guess because I basically slopped a few things on the plate and hoovered it down! ;)

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  4. Everything looks so yummy, but that penne looks deeeeelicious, and I don't even like mushrooms! I KNOW. I'm the worst vegetarian ever for not liking mushrooms :)

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    1. No, Ruthie. Even a vegetarian can take a pass on a couple of veggies! ;) My kids hate mushrooms, but they don't like many vegetables anyway.

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  5. Happy belated birthday to your son! Those pancakes look yummy! Everything does! I love vegetable sushi and penne pasta :-). Happy WIAW!

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    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes for my son Cara! I love sushi too. I think I could eat it just about every day. Maybe I could alternate with pasta. ;)

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  6. Looks delicious, as usual! My favorite meal was chili, even though it's a bit out of season :)

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    1. Thanks Laurie, I love chili too, and it's great to feed a crowd.

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  7. Some yummy meals you guys enjoyed. Tonight my cousin and I did a simple big salad with a very yummy sundried tomato bread... I loved it because at home I always feel as though I need to make a more substantial meal and this was light but perfect!

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    1. Yum! Sundried tomato bread sounds amazing!

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  8. Yum! Everything looks so good, but I love the first meal the most because I love roasted veggies so much! I often have chips & salss for lunch too! Have a wonderful weekend Jo! Angie xo

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    1. I love roasted veggies too. Have a great weekend yourself Angie!

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  9. Yum! I love the look of that sushi, and the pasta. :D

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