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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday, celebration food


I am taking another "What I Ate Wednesday" look at some food highlights from the past week. We had a few meals at home, like this dinner of barbecued veggies paired with noodles in peanut sauce, above.


One day, my husband and I spent several hours organizing the basement, and we came up to this, above, for lunch. My seven-year-old daughter had prepared our lunches. This was my plate of baby carrots, cucumber, a slice of peach and a Tofurky vegan turkey slice.


Here is my semi-regular breakfast of quick cooking steel cut oats, topped in this case with some dry cranberries, peaches and strawberries, as well as hemp hearts, agave syrup and soy milk.


When we weren't eating at home, we enjoyed some celebratory meals. Saturday was my father-in-law's 75th birthday party, and we gathered at my sister-in-law's house. The meal started with antipasto, above.


I really enjoyed these zucchini pickles, made by my husband's aunt.


My favourite part, of course, was my mother-in-law's dairy-free tofu lasagna.


Breaded zucchini flowers.


My mother-in-law's special rice balls.


And lots of desserts. Like Italian cookies.


And cake.


Pizzelle.


Banana bread and my vegan chocolate chip bars.


Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary. We decided to go for all-you-can-eat sushi. My daughter chose to go to her cousins' house instead.

My son quickly took hold of the menu. He is now very comfortable making his choices at our favourite sushi restaurant.


We started with miso soup and edamame.


We had LOTS of rolls, including crispy rolls and veg green dragon rolls.


There were vegetarian spring rolls too.


And sweet potato rolls.


We always reach a point where we have ordered too much. For my son, this avocado and cucumber hand roll was just one item too many.


For me it was this second order of fried rice. Nobody wanted to share it with me, so I had to eat it myself.

We left feeling more than a little bit stuffed. There was no need for dinner last evening.

Linking up with Jenn. By the way, Jenn's focusing on food and fitness this month. Unfortunately, I haven't been going to the gym at all lately. I hope lifting a fork to your mouth burns some calories!


26 comments:

  1. Tofu lasagna?! Sounds beyond amazing!

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  2. oooh that Japanese looks good! And the lasagna. Hope you had a lovely anniversary :)

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  3. That looks yummy; lovely ideas <3.

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  4. Wow! I'm in food heaven! Everything looks great. Love your 7 yr old lunch. :)

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  5. That sushi looks amazing, and what a lovely son you have :) So sweet :)

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    1. Thanks. He is a cutie, and I'm glad he likes sushi! :)

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  6. Wow, I m dying to try squash blossoms! Is all that food vegan? It all looks amazing.

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    1. My mother-in-law makes some of her food and desserts dairy-free and some not. Nobody in our extended family is vegetarian, but some are dairy-free and/or wheat-free. My MIL kindly accommodates everyone, and she tells us all what we can eat from the items she has made. She is quite a cook!

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  7. Wow, it looks like your family is full of amazing cooks! The zucchini pickles are such a good idea and the rice balls look fabuious. The lunch your daughter made you is adorable! I love how she took the time with the carrots and cucumbers haha:)

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    1. Yes, we are lucky enough to enjoy some fabulous cooking!

      I like her carrot and cucumber design too. It's great that she's thinking about how to plate her food nicely. ;)

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  8. That antipasti platter looks so good! And zucchini pickles? Speaking to my heart, right there! Everything looks positively amazing! Can I come hang out with your family? :)

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    1. You totally can! They're Italian. They have enough food for anybody who shows up! :)

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  9. I love that your mil cooks vegan food! I wish we could get our extended family on board- but meals with them generally revolve around meat. I want that sushi, yum!

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    1. She is awesome! She should have a restaurant, really. She wants us all to be happy.

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  10. That meal made by your 7 year old is the cutest thing ever!! What a nice surprise?!!

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    1. It was very thoughtful - yes, a nice surprise!

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  11. Happy anniversary! It all looks so good but what I'm the most psyched to try is your breakfast. :)

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    1. Thanks Wendy! The only thing with the breakfast is, sometimes I find that by the time I put all the toppings on, the oatmeal is cold! I have to move quicker! :)

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  12. wow the food looks delicious!!! I am in love with all the cakes and baked goods :) Do you have recipes for these?

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    1. I'm afraid I don't. :( These ladies don't use recipes. Years and years of cooking/baking! :)

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  13. oh my word, that food looks AMAZING. are you vegan or lacto-veg?

    i just had sushi yesterday from 'sushi ya' ^.^ but your post makes me want to maybe secretly go again!

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    1. Hey Caitlin, I eat eggs, but no dairy products.

      I could have sushi just about every day, I think! :)

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