Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What I Ate Wednesday, when boredom sets in edition


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?

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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.

48 comments:

  1. Yum! It all looks so good, but those scones look delicious!

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    1. Yes, Ruthie, I admit the scones were my favourite of the foods. Never mind the healthy stuff. ;)

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  2. Always delicious eats! Blood oranges are SO good one of my favourite fruits, and your minestrone soup looks so warm and comforting, I could go for a huge bowl right now to warm me up, such a cold day today!

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    1. Thanks Natalie! I bought some more blood oranges yesterday - the kids like them too. I wish I had some more soup. It is brutal today, huh?

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  3. These all look amazing - especially the cookies! I had them for breakfast this morning. It eating cookies for breakfast is wrong, then I don't wanna be right.

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  4. uuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm amazing cookies. I follow you¡¡
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  5. I like your honesty ... and your dry wit makes me laugh. It's not everyone who would say they ate a boring breakfast while waiting for the better breakfast to bake :) I think if I picked up a dead-weight loaf of bread I'd be questioning "if it's this heavy in my hand, how heavy is it going to feel in my stomach". Have a great week! Wendy

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    1. I can admit when things go wrong, no problem. ;) As to the weight of the bread, that's why I only eat one tiny slice. Normally I would have at least two. ;) Have a great week too! Jo

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  6. Those scones look beautiful. And I totally know how you feel about winter blahs. Hopefully spring will head your way soon!

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    1. Thanks Olivia! I sure am looking forward to it. :)

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  7. Your orange looks so juicy and delicious!

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    1. It was good. I think I'll go have another. :)

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  8. Mmm, scones! I always forget about making those- but they are one of my husband's favorite baked goods. Yours look so good!

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    1. Thanks! I had forgotten about scones for a while too Laura. Now I'll make it a regular habit again for a little while...maybe. :)

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  9. I will try it! And the dinner looks sooo tasty... Brocoli lover ;-)
    Winter is too long here too, so sad...

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    1. Hope you like them! I love broccoli too. :)

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  10. Yum! Love scones! Nice colorful food choices - love those blood oranges! I have not seen them here in Washington. Thanks for the delish recipe. We turn the clocks forward in 19 days! Looking forward to the longer days! xoxo

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    1. I keep getting blood oranges while I see them. You just never know how long they'll be around. Longer days. Yes!

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  11. Love the blog...are you posting everyday? I'm also doing this. I have somehow found that the ordinary is becoming increasingly extra-ordinary. Every day is our life. Nice to find you!

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    1. I wish I could post every day, but I miss a day or two a week. Yes, when you examine the ordinary you find out just how extraordinary it is. :)

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  12. I am getting all caught up on Jo today!
    I am with you on the ho-hum-ness. You need a trip to somewhere warm. Hop into my suitcase to Cabo at the end of March! Only, my in-laws will be coming. All of them. Not sure if I should be excited about this or not....

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    1. Thanks for taking time to visit. :) I would love to hop in your suitcase. I am very jealous. Just ditch the in-laws if they get annoying. ;)

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  13. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop! I love your blog, super cute! You can find my blog at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I will visit back. :)

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  14. I think tea + something sweet = the best combination. I've been doing that for breakfast for a little while now.

    Following you back!

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  15. I just turned over to a healthy kick so I need some inspiration, so glad you hopped over and found me! I am definitely making those scones!! Now following via GFC!

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    1. Thanks for visiting back and following Evelyn. Happy to "meet" you. I will check out your parties. :)

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  16. That is the thing with gluten free breads-- they are heavy enough to damage, and often dry & grainy. Rice is absolutely the way to go. And I think blood oranges are a particularly photographic fruit!!

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    1. Yes, I am craving rice bread now. And another orange! I need that vitamin C to avoid scurvy. ;)

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  17. Oh, those look good! Thanks for sharing! I found you on the Thursday blog hop and I'm so glad I did. I'll be following you now. come over to www.feelingtheemptynest.blogspot.com and check me out when you have time :)

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting Nicky. I will definitely drop by. :)

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    1. Thanks for following. I will visit you too! :)

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  19. Those scones looks yummy!!! and that soup is very inviting....

    Kisses!
    Bex

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  20. The scones look and sound delicious! Gluten free bread is a tough one if you're used to the way regular bread taste. I have a question for you- I'm considering making a walnut bread from scratch that calls for yeast, etc. What's the best/healthiest way to do that without all of the gluten/ flower, etc. While I know a lot about health in general I know zilch about cooking/baking in an alternative manner. You, however, have this down! :)

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    1. Thanks Wendy. You are so kind. I don't know a whole lot about baking bread though. What I do now with all of my baking is replace the white flour with light spelt flour. It always seems to work. You could try the whole spelt flour too. It's probably healthier than the light. It might work for bread but I don't like it for more delicate baked goods. Anyway, spelt has less gluten. It's related to wheat but some people tolerate it better, like my sister-in-law and I. Walnut bread sounds yummy! :)

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  21. that minestrone soup sounds perform for a cold afternoon, i think im going to make some for lunch today!

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