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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