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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What I Ate Wednesday with a cookie giveaway


I called my last What I Ate Wednesday the "sweet tooth edition." I could just as easily give this week's edition the same name. I guess my sweet tooth has a hold on me lately. More on that later.

I had a couple more of my usual toast-for-breakfast days this week. At least I made my own spelt bread in the breadmaker this time. It's so much better than the dry stuff you buy at the stores.

I also had the dry stuff one day, but I made vegan oatmeal jam muffins to brighten things up a bit. I'll have that recipe posted tomorrow.

Here's my Monday dinner...quinoa and rice blend with a stir-fry of tofu, broccoli and red pepper. I usually have leftovers for lunch the next day, but my husband and I ate this all up at dinner.

Soooo, yesterday I had a mix of leftovers for lunch, including the quinoa mix, a stray stalk of roasted asparagus and our Sunday dinner (Roasted Vegetables and Lentils Salad) leftovers. I washed it down with vitamin-infused water. I don't usually go for gimmicks like this, but I thought I would give it a try. It was pretty tasty.

I have been trying my darndest to make a salad at each meal. The heavy dose of iceberg lettuce in the mix ensures the kids will eat some salad.

Now, if the jam wasn't enough proof, here's more evidence of my sweet tooth. I made my favourite vegan berry oat bars a couple of days ago.

Yesterday, I interviewed a raw food chef for a magazine article I'm writing. Of course, I couldn't resist buying some items from the dessert display before I left the store. This raw chocolate coconut macaroon for one.

And this raw pecan pie. Decadent and delicious. Good thing I shared the desserts with my family members, or I would have scarfed everything down.

In keeping with the sweet tooth theme, I got some cookies in the mail from Lucy's recently. All of Lucy’s products are gluten-free, vegan, Kosher, non-GMO, all natural and made without milk, eggs, peanuts or tree nuts.

Lucy's was created by Dr. Lucy Gibney, a certified emergency physician. Dr. Lucy first developed recipes for the benefit of her son, who had been diagnosed with severe food allergies at an early age. When family and friends raved about her cookies, Dr. Lucy decided to start a food business for people looking for allergy-appropriate food alternatives.  Lucy’s cookies are now available in over 6,000 stores in the US and Canada.

Last year, Lucy’s introduced Snack ‘n Go Packs, a box of six individual serving size cookie packs. I could see using these for so many outings for myself and the kids. They are perfect for school (being nut-free and all) if I actually intended to share any. The chocolate chip cookies are delicious, and I'm not saying "delicious for gluten-free." They are actually delicious for any cookie. My kids loved them. (I reluctantly shared.)

My daughter took this picture of the chocolate cookies (also delicious). She asked me how old she has to be before she starts a blog of her own.

The Maple Bliss cookies are...well, bliss. We also enjoyed a box of Ginger Snap cookies. They taste like they have little chunks of fresh ginger in them. Perfect with a cup of tea.

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  1. Beautiful Dishes <3
    The Pecan Pie call my Name :D .. mh ,looks so delicious :)

    Lovely Greetings

  2. All the food looks so delicious. I'm currently on a Paleo diet, so no sugar or grains...very hard for me to not eat chocolate. I ended up melting down baker's chocolate and adding in honey! Love all your photos!

  3. Aside from craving sweets now (thank you very much), I am longing for your beautiful turquoise-ish platter that is featured here and there in this post! I love the texture, love the colors (greens and blues are my faves)... Your rice/quinoa + stir fry looked good.

    Looking forward to your chef interview! Lynaea @ EverydayBloom.com

  4. Everything looks tasty! I need to be making more salads around here. I do it a lot in the summer, but just kind of stop come winter.

  5. That raw pecan pie looks like heaven!
    I'm also glad that I'm not the only one still using Christmas mugs hehe - love your snowman one!

  6. Yum! I am currently trying to cut down on gluten because my doctor and I found it upsets my stomach. I have been searching new ways to create desserts like using coconut flour! Anyways, these cookies look amazing! Since its girl scout season, it is so hard to resist them and these would be a good substitute for me.... especially the ginger snaps!

  7. Mmm, I go in and out of sweet tooth craziness, too. I love any cookie with chocolate in it!

  8. I love most cookies, but anything with chocolate, oatmeal or lemon usually makes me happy! Especially the lemon cookies at Maggiano's Italian restaurant. By the way, that berry oat bar looks amazing!

  9. I have such a sweet tooth and will take any cookie given to me,lol. My favorite would have to be a oatmeal choc. chip cookie.

  10. Hello, WIRL. My favourite cookie is oatmeal chocolate chip. Thank you for this cookie giveaway, WIRL.

  11. Gosh, everything looks so healthy! My favorite kind of cookie is chocolate chip!!

  12. Love ginger and oatmeal raisin/cranberry cookies! Yum!

  13. OH MY that pecan pie looks heavenly! You always have some really great meals. My fave cookie is oatmeal choco chip, its my weakness :)

  14. My all-time favorite cookie is from an old recipe of my grandma's. They are called Cornflake Macaroons, Grandma made them every Christmas. Unfortunately, I am vegan now, and the cookie just can't be made without egg whites.

  15. That toast with the homemade bread looks like a perfect late night snack right now. There's nothing as good as homemade bread and jam!

  16. I love your blue-green platter! The rice-quinoa mix is something I think I would like. I just bought some quinoa and didn't think of mixing it with rice! The salad looks yum, too. Oh, cookies. I try to stay away from them, but if you put an old fashioned Molasses cookie in front of me, I'm in heaven. xx Love your daughter wanting her own blog!

  17. Classic chocolate chip all the way! Great giveaway, thanks!

  18. I love chocolate chip!

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  19. Oh my goodness I made quinoa with veggies and asian marinated tofu this week as well...isn't it just the best? Plus there are always leftovers which makes lunches such a cinch.

    Looks like you had some good eats indeed :)

  20. My fav cookie is choc chip :) I JUST this week tasted some GF goodies that were darn tasty too. Udis snickerdoodle cookie, was off the chain good. I wanted to eat the whole container, so moist and yummy. Can't remember if they were vegan and all that, but def GF.... :)

    ALL your food this week looked so tasty! I love leftovers, especially when they look that good.
    So this is my first time at your blog so I don't know, but are you vegan, and is your whole family vegan as well. I noticed you mentioned your kids eating the salad if there was more iceberg lettuce in there, and thought it was funny. My kids love salad too, as long as its swimming in ranch, lol.

    So glad I stopped by!
    P.s. After coming back from an extended blogging break, I've started a 40 day challenge to get HEALTHY by my birthday. If you get a chance to check it out, I could sure use the support!
    Hugs, Bella :)
    Bella's 40 Day Challenge

  21. Too hard to choose! Maple Bliss and Oatmeal Raisin!! :D

  22. my fave is peanut butter chocolate chunk - yum!
    entering in rafflecopter as jen s.

  23. Looks yummy! I've been working towards eating a lot more healthier, simpler, non-convenience foods since the beginning of the year, and I love how I feel with my new diet!

  24. Oatmeal raisin! Georgiana

  25. I love oatmeal chocolate chip best.

  26. The maple bliss cookies sound amazing :)

  27. It's so hard to choose but I love macaroons. =)

  28. Florentines, but... I've never met a cookie I didn't like!

  29. My favorite are my grandmother's homemade Italian cookies, especially the fig-filled glazed-and-sprinkled kind...yumza! :)

  30. chocolate, and lemon cookies

  31. chocolate chip