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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What I Ate Wednesday


Remarkably I had forgotten just how nutty spring can be around here. Tuesday saw hail, heavy rain, sunshine and wind, all within a few hours. My eating patterns (or lack thereof) have been much the same - anything from hot soup and warm muffins to smoothies. My Monday day of eats looked like this - started off with a chia seed banana berry smoothie for breakfast.

And then something warm - a cup of decaf green tea and a delicious banana nut muffin that I had made from a recipe in Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck.

I had no leftovers to heat up for lunch, so I whipped up the quick creamy avocado pasta recipe from The Oh She Glows Cookbook. Nothing like a big bowl of pasta to make things feel right.

With many vegan cookbooks in my review pile, I had spent some time browsing them on the weekend. I encouraged my daughter to make brownies from Vegan Junk Food: 225 Sinful Snacks that are Good for the Soul as I called out instructions from the couch. She did an amazing job and the brownies were delicious. I had one for my Monday afternoon snack (and trust me there weren't many left at that point).

For dinner, I baked some smoked tofu in a teriyaki sauce. I also made fried rice using a mix of frozen veggies.

I snacked on a couple of No-Bake Double Chocolate Crunch Peanut Butter Snack Bites straight out of the freezer later.

Not a Monday dish, but I wanted to share a look at this delicious soup my husband made a few days back. A veggie bean soup with cauliflower. I love cauliflower in soup!

Has your eating reflected the weather lately?

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  1. I've heard such good things about Angela's cookbook! I definitely need to check it out. I'm not vegan anymore but as a vegetarian I'd still love the recipes!

  2. As someone whom is far from vegan, Angela's cookbook is at the top of my to buy list! You're smoked tofu looks absolutely delicious!

    1. Definitely a great cookbook for everyone, including meat eaters! Very accessible recipes. :)

  3. I love the color of your smoothie. So vibrant! And avocado sauce? That sounds enticing and I am headed over to search for the recipe now.

    1. Thank you!

      The sauce is super quick and easy...and tasty! Recipe here:


  4. Everything looks so yummy, I wish I had some of your hubby's soup right now it's so damp and cold out

    1. We have had hail countless times today! So strange! And yucky!