Wednesday, May 7, 2014
What I Ate Wednesday
As I said in last week's What I Ate Wednesday post, I am trying to be on my best eating behaviour lately. I want to eliminate any painful IBS symptoms. While I am avoiding refined sugar as much as possible, I am certainly not cutting out maple syrup. For some reason I just can't get enough pancakes this week!
My son stayed home from school last Friday because he was developing a cough. So I whipped up some vegan blueberry pancakes from Chloe's Kitchen for the two of us. The ingredients are so simple and yet the recipe produces surprisingly delicious pancakes.
I also made us strawberry, banana, orange juice smoothies. Those are my little man's favourite - he likes the pink, sweet smoothies. And who doesn't?
I have sooo many cookbooks that many of them often get ignored. I find that my meals for the week are better organized if I focus on one or two cookbooks per week. This week, like last week, I focused on The Oh She Glows Cookbook, as well as Chloe's Kitchen. Both of these vegan cookbooks offer my favourite kind of recipes - simple, yet unique enough to make a satisfying and attractive meal. I made this "Luxurious Tomato-Basil Pasta" from The Oh She Glows Cookbook one night.
And this easy "Empowered Noodle Bowl" with Thai peanut sauce from The Oh She Glows Cookbook another night. I was missing plenty of the ingredients you're supposed to put in, like edamame and green onions, but it was still yummy.
I made the "Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites" from Oh She Glows too - twice! They are a satisfying yet healthy little treat. I have been munching on two (or three!) each night when I sit down to relax after the kids go to bed. (The kids love them too!)
These little peanut butter treats - "Buckeyes" from Chloe's Kitchen - are a bit more decadent. They have icing sugar/powdered sugar in them and they are dipped in melted chocolate chips. I made them one night when my sister-in-law and her family came over. Only problem is I didn't read through the recipe to notice that there are a couple of freezing periods involved. We had to wait all evening for them. But they were gooood!
After being (relatively) good all week, the family and I headed to a Mexican restaurant on the weekend. That's when this drink happened - a Mexican Bulldog Strawberry Margarita (with a Coronita). I couldn't resist. But I shared it with my husband, so that's not so bad, right?
I also had a delicious vegan mushroom and rice burrito. Yummy. And who cares about the little side salad really? I forced myself to eat it though.
Have you enjoyed any restaurant meals lately?
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