Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What I Ate Wednesday


Welcome to another What I Ate Wednesday. Before I get to my list of Tuesday eats, I want to show you some other highlights from the week.

Although I have the occasional decaf coffee, I am more of what my mom would call a "tea granny." Must be the Irish in me. I believe there are few problems a cup of tea won't help with. That's why I love the idea of a company that allows you to send out "tea notes" to friends and family.


Cassie from Tenota, a tea-gifting business in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, sent me a lovely tea note, which is a  custom message on a tea tag and a bag of premium tea (in this case their "Sencha Lovin'" tea, a green tea with a sweet, nutty taste). Cassie says that the notes help people connect "in a meaningful, delicious, feel-good kind of way." Tea notes also make a great wedding or party favour. It also gave me a reason to use the pretty tea cup my daughter gave me for Mother's Day.


On Saturday, we celebrated the long weekend with a family sushi party. I already mentioned it in my "The Weekend" post, but you know what? I just can't get enough vegetarian sushi, and I know many of you can't either. As I said in the other post, my husband and I enjoyed our sushi and rice with margaritas. I honestly think I'd be happy doing the same every night. The sushi at least.


Now for Tuesday's eats. I started the day with a smoothie that I call "Breakfast in a Cup Smoothie," because I put so much fruit in it, along with spinach and baby carrots. It kept me full for a while.


At lunch I had a big salad and some leftover rapini pizza. I am wishing I had more rapini to make more of this pizza right now. I'm thinking pizza for lunch, sushi for dinner, just about every day. What do you think?


I like to tell you any time that I find a tasty gluten-free product, because I know that experimenting with gluten-free options is expensive and some of them are not so good. I wasn't expecting much of these Glutino crackers, but they are quite addictive. I had them yesterday afternoon with hummus. I even caught my son finishing off a box of Glutino vegetable crackers the other day. That's saying a lot because he avoids anything organic or gluten-free. Please note that these crackers do contain eggs, as many gluten-free products do. Although my diet is over 90% vegan, I do consume eggs occasionally.

I neglected to take a picture of last night's dinner, but there wasn't much to show. We just threw together some tomato sandwiches and salad.


I am late with my post today, so I am adding some pictures of what I have eaten so far today. This was breakfast, quickly eaten before I headed to my daughter's class to help out with the Scientist in the School program.

I accidently bought Nature's Path Hemp Plus Frozen Waffles, thinking that they were gluten-free. They aren't. They are delicious though. Nature's Path has several tasty gluten-free waffles and cereals, listed here.


I just ate part of my lunch, this veggie burger. For the past few weeks, I have been enjoying my veggie burgers on Udi's gluten-free classic hamburger buns (which also contain eggs). I don't like a lot of bun with my burger, so I have been cutting a slice off the top half of each bun. I was throwing the slices away until I realized that I could put the cut portions back in the freezer. So, for every two buns, I get another little bun. If you have ever bought gluten-free buns, you know how expensive they are. This new practice gives me six buns for every bag of four. Who doesn't need to save money?

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16 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing about the new product! I've been trying to avoid gluten lately... and I do think my stomach has appreciated it. Now I'm craving sushi!!

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    1. I definitely think gluten-free can help with tummy troubles!

      I want more sushi too. ;)

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  2. I has sushi today and loved it, yum!

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  3. I love the idea of those tea gifts. So cute and sweet.

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    1. Wouldn't that be nice to receive? :)

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  4. Yeah those Glutino crackers are delish with hummus. And that tea note idea is too sweet!

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    1. It makes a nice quick lunch or snack too, huh? :)

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  5. I am so hungry now. Pizza and sushi? Yes please!!

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  6. Those tea notes sound like a great idea! I might try doing a homemade version :)

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  7. Everything looks lovely - I love the blog design you have here and your photos are beautiful. So glad I found you through the link party.. I can't wait to read more about your life :)

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    1. Thank you so much Emily! I really appreciate that. :)

      Jo

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