Wednesday, May 27, 2015
What I Ate Wednesday
My gosh, Wednesday rolls around quick, huh? The weather has been so lovely (for the most part) lately that I am looking forward to the weekend and perhaps a wee bit of lounging with a book on the deck.
This What I Ate Wednesday, there seems to be some focus on veg sushi. I had a bit of vegetarian sushi from the grocery store one day, along with a big ole salad, above. I am continuing with my salad challenge (#wirlsaladchallenge on Instagram), adding as many fruits, veggies, nuts, legumes and seeds on top of my salad as possible. It takes a bit of extra effort but it has really made my salads more enjoyable.
Yesterday the kids and I were out at an appointment, the location of which happened to be near a sushi restaurant. So...why cook dinner on a beautiful warm day when you can grab a tray of veg sushi instead? Why indeed.
As for this week's look at a full day of eating, I'm sorry I'm getting repetitive. I have been having the same type of smoothie almost every single day for at least a couple of weeks. I put in bananas, berries, cherries, chia seeds, orange juice, non-dairy milk and a teaspoon of Natural Calm for magnesium. It's a winning combination so I'm sticking with it until I'm sick of it!
I cooked up some pasta for my lunch and topped it with pink sauce I made the night before from one of my fave recipes in Chloe's Vegan Italian Kitchen: 150 Pizzas, Pastas, Pestos, Risottos, & Lots of Creamy Italian Classics. Nothing like a big bowl of comforting pasta for lunch!
I have been making homemade iced tea almost daily, using two decaf green tea bags and one raspberry hibiscus tea bag for a light fruity flavour. The kids really like it too. There is sugar in it, but I'm sure it's much less than you would find in a canned or bottled iced tea and at least I know the ingredients are fully natural.
I have been so busy with my 4-month household purge that I hate to spend time cooking. I am a woman obsessed with tidying my home - in a good (and temporary) way. Long story short, I made a quick dinner by chopping up some firm tofu and an onion, frying it in a pan and adding a frozen pre-cooked rice mix. I seasoned it with Bragg's Liquid Aminos.
I ate this muffin on a different day, but I wanted to share a picture because my sister-in-law baked muffins and brought me some one day. She doesn't consume dairy and she bakes with spelt flour like I do, and it was just lovely to eat a baked good that somebody else made for once. Plus, banana chocolate chip - my favourite!
Have you been changing up your menu to suit the warm weather? Are you doing much cooking?
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