Having a summer (August 5th) birthday means I have celebrated my birthday in many different places throughout the world. The most notable was in Venice, Italy in 1999, when I ate my birthday dinner overlooking a picturesque canal.
This birthday found me much closer to home, spending the weekend with family at different locations. Here is a What I Ate Wednesday look at my birthday long weekend eats. We put together a barbecue dinner at my parents' place, above, using veggies, vegan sausage, corn, potatoes and a broccoli slaw.
Another night, my mom and dad took my family out for dinner at Jasmine's Foodery in Port Dover. My husband and I ate a rather unusual mix of foods, starting with this mazza plate of hummus, baba ganoush and pita wedges. There were supposed to be falafels too according to the menu. I'm not sure what happened there.
We also shared a vegan Caesar salad. They ran out of vegan croutons, so they gave us tempeh instead. It was a nice touch, but the dressing tasted almost purely like lemon, with no creaminess.
We had planned to have the "vegetarian" Pad Thai, but the waitress pointed out that it has fish sauce in it. Not vegetarian then. We ordered a green curry and miso rice bowl, which was quite tasty.
On Monday - my actual birthday - my husband prepared pancakes using a gluten-free mix my mom picked up at Costco. It had a bit of an aftertaste. Thank goodness for blueberries and syrup.
We visited my mother-in-law later in the day and she prepared a delicious pasta sauce for lunch.
She is a great one for making veggies with every meal. This time we had cucumbers and tomatoes fresh from the garden, along with a green salad.
We were back at home in time for a late dinner. At my special request, my husband made me a pizza, half topped with rapini and half with broccoli. Next time I'm going to mix the two right together. I love, love, love these particular green veggies!
When is your birthday and what do you like to eat to celebrate it?