Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday


Happy What I Ate Wednesday! Yep, that's a picture of me in one of my happiest moments - they generally occur when I'm eating at a restaurant. Especially if it specializes in vegan food. It's nice not to have to skip most of the menu!


The boy and I went to visit my parents for a couple of days last week. Which, of course, meant a visit to The Minga, a rare small town vegan cafe that I wrote about this past Spring Break. My boy wasn't too happy that we were going to a healthy restaurant so my mom (good grandmother that she is) offered to stop at the chip wagon to buy fries first. Nevertheless, he ate and enjoyed the "vegan chicken soup" at The Minga, even post-fries.


He and I also shared a fresh, homemade limeade. We liked it so much I bought some limes to make our own this week. For lunch, I at a quinoa, roasted veggie and hummus wrap. I shared an orange muffin with Mom.


Of course, there was dessert. I had an almond milk cappuccino and a couple of protein bites, one peanut butter, one dark chocolate. The cinnamon bun in the picture was for my son. I am not a big fan of shiny, hard-ish cinnamon rolls. The boy and I stopped at The Minga for green tea and a chocolate muffin (me) and peanut butter protein bites and limeade (him) the next day before we headed home.


Once we returned home, I was inspired by the wrap at The Minga to make my own wrap - with hummus, quinoa, red pepper and roasted asparagus. I also baked tofu to put inside.


I had a craving for vegan poutine too so I made some with Daiya vegan mozzarella shreds and a simple cornstarch gravy.


While her brother and I were away, my little girl asked her dad if she could make vegan banana chocolate chip muffins. I had a few of those when I returned (not all at the same time!). I am happy to see that my training is working - I'll have the kids making loads of baked goods by the time they are teens - I hope.


On Sunday night, my husband made one of his standards - spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce. It's always a favourite. We served it with Yves vegan meatballs this time.


We have been munching on this Berry Banana Frozen Pie with chocolate cookie crust, cacao nibs and fresh raspberries this week. Because it's frozen, you can chop off a slice any old time you want. It lasts for a while in the freezer.


I received a review copy of Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week. The recipes look incredibly scrumptious! I started testing it by making vegan coconut French toast. To be honest, the recipe is so simple that I thought it would be boring. But it was quite delicious! Can't wait to try more recipes.

Had any good restaurant meals lately?

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    1. Cacao nibs are made from pure cacao beans that come out of the tropical cacao fruit. They are a healthier alternative to chocolate. :)

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  2. Yum! That wrap looks perfect. And the french toast sounds delicious.

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    1. It was a nice, easy, tasty breakfast. :) Thanks Ruthie.

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  3. Looking good! I've been terribly slack with cooking lately, sometimes I get really in to it for a week or so then that burns me out!

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    1. You seem to do so much cooking! I could see getting burned out for sure. But you'll get back to it. :)

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  4. Jo, your homemade wrap looks really great. And for the record you and I look very similar in that picture Beautiful I would say. HA HA Thank for the great genes Mom and Daddy.

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    1. You are hilarious. Yes, I think the curls make us look more alike. :)

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  5. Yum! So this is a strange admission, but I actually quite like having most of the menu 'off limits' when I go out. I get super overwhelmed, so whenever I'm at a proper veggie restaurant I take eternity to order ;)

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    1. You definitely have a point. I usually can narrow a menu down to only a few options super quick at a regular restaurant. I take muuuuch longer at a veg restaurant. :)

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