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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday, more fun with cooking


It's What I Ate Wednesday! I am sharing a look at some foods that my family and I have enjoyed over the past week.

I am continuing to have fun trying new, simple recipes. I don't go for anything too complex. If I do, I get hot and irritated by the time I put the food on the table. And that's no fun for anyone.

One night, I paired an old favourite, Tina's delicious lentils and rice, with a new recipe for rapini with rotini. The lentils and rice recipe is great for parties because it makes a lot. When I am cooking it for my family of four, I often have trouble. You can cut the recipe in half, but NOT the water amount. So, this time I tried six cups of water, and it worked out great.



The rapini and rotini recipe called for...duh, rapini...but also olives and optional beans. We used kalamata olives and cannellini beans.



Here it is with gluten-free rice rotini added. No, my kids won't eat this. That's why I included lentils and rice and broccoli. Sometimes my daughter also ends up eating a peanut butter sandwich.


I decided to make another berry crisp. This time, I used frozen cherries and strawberries, as well as fresh blueberries and raspberries. This one didn't turn out as tidy-looking as the last one.


At the Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival this past weekend, I picked up some of Peanut Butter & Co's Dark Chocolate Dreams. Peanut butter...and chocolate...for breakfast...yum. This was my Monday morning treat.


For Monday lunch, I had some leftover quick lentil soup I had made the night before.


I followed that up with a decaf green tea and a gluten-free vegan date square that I had bought at the festival from Bunner's Bakery.


Monday evening, I tried a new recipe for spicy eggplant and tofu. I was skeptical, because eggplant can be hit or miss, but this was quite delicious.


This morning, I didn't really feel like eating. But I feel sick if I don't. So, I added raisins and soy milk to some Nature's Path Peanut Butter Granola.

What did you treat yourself to this week?

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22 comments:

  1. Everything looks so delicious, my mouth is watering!

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    1. Thanks Tabetha. Hope you are having a great lunch today. :)

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  2. Oh man, that pasta salad looks SUPER delicious!! YUM! Really, everything looks good. Healthy and mouth-watering, you can't beat that :)

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    1. So true...I love it when food is both healthy and delicious.

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  3. Great Pictures! Love your Blog :)

    kisses :*

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  4. Yummy as always, I'd like sone of that lentil soup right now!

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    1. I used canned lentils, so it can be ready in a flash. :)

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  5. Everything looks delish. I'd like a place set for me tonight, please ;)

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    1. We are doing a BBQ. Around 6? Your place will be set. :)

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    2. Wine? Rum? Vodka? What should we have?

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    3. Yes, no thank you, and yes! Ha!

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  6. We love beans and greens dishes, such a great idea to throw olives in there, too! Your crisp is calling my name right now... :)

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    1. I think I'm a bit of a salt addict and the olives are nice and salty!

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  7. Yum! It all looks so good! Don't you love that it the best weather for soup now? You inspire me to eat healthier! Angie xo

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    1. Yes, soup...and now yesterday we had a barbecue. The weather fluctuates so much! I'm so pleased that you find the food inspiring. :)

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  8. That rotini pasta dish looks GOOOODDDD!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. It was even better when I stirred my broccoli right into it. The broccoli was cooked with garlic and I like lots of garlic!

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  9. ooooh I shouldn't be looking at food posts, I've just started a strict meal plan and yum food photos are torture! Love the look of the eggplant-tofu though!

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    1. Good luck with your meal plan! I know that can be hard, but hopefully it's temporary?

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  10. ur posts never fail to make me hungry :) i am craving that chocolate peanut butter now! MMMMMMMMMM!

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    1. It's a great, classic combo, huh? :)

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