This "What I Ate Wednesday," I'm sharing pictures of the food that I ate yesterday. I called this post the "when boredom sets in edition" because the long, dull winter is causing me to become uninspired in many ways, including cooking.
I am particularly tired of my lazy toast with peanut butter breakfasts. The solution for that? Bake something. Yesterday, I went with an easy, comforting favourite - vegan Scottish Scones. If you are bored with your breakfasts too, print out the recipe here.
The recipe is super easy. You just knead the dough briefly until it comes together, flatten it with your hands and then cut out rounds with an overturned glass. Just make sure you don't flatten the dough too much. I would make it even thicker next time. I like a nice high scone.
I like raisins, but you could try chocolate chips. I used light spelt flour, but all-purpose works too.
While I was waiting for the scones to cook, I had my usual boring toast...except this time I had a new bread to try. I picked up this Silver Hills gluten-free bread at Costco. The first thing I noticed about it was that the bag of bread is heavy enough to seriously hurt someone. As gluten-free breads go, this one's not bad. I'm sorry that's the best I can say. I prefer to have rice bread from the bakery if I'm going gluten-free. Most of the time, I just reduce the gluten by having spelt or kamut bread.
I was actually too lazy to go to the basement fruit cellar to get a new box of my usual decaf green tea, so I picked this Touch Organic white tea from my tea drawer. It didn't taste like much to be honest.
Then I ate a scone with vegan margarine. We were out of jam. Pity. But it was still yummy and warm and uplifting.
For lunch, I enjoyed minestrone soup that I had made in the slow cooker the day before.
My afternoon snack was slices of blood orange.
When the kids came home from school, they had scones...and I ate another one.
For dinner, I made almond-rice burgers with pinto beans and shredded carrots inside. I served them with a bit of ketchup and a side of broccoli.
Not pictured is my evening snack...yes, I ate another scone. By then I had been to the grocery store and bought jam. Even better. I also ate a couple of gluten-free cookies.
Have you done any baking lately?
Congratulations to Erin M., the winner of a copy of Martha Stewart Living's "Meatless" cookbook! I'll be in touch Erin.
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I'm linking up with Jenn and Freedom Fridays. I don't think I did so well with the "love your veggies" theme yesterday.