Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What I Ate Wednesday

The fam and I have enjoyed some nourishing and tasty meals this week. Nothing complicated - just good comfort food for dreary January. On Sunday, the husband's dinner-cooking day, he made burritos with refried beans, sautéed peppers and mushrooms, diced tomatoes and guacamole. He also made homemade French fries and this easy and satisfying Mexican rice recipe.

As you can see, I was so hungry I took a few bites of my burrito before I remembered to take a photo. It was pretty delicious.

So much so that I had leftovers the next day for lunch, along with a fresh green salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

I snacked on quite a few of these Vegan Gluten-Free Granola Bars With Cacao Nibs this week. I'll be posting the recipe here on the blog tomorrow.

I'll be sure to share the recipe for these easy chickpea burgers this week too. They make a great simple and healthy meal for a busy weeknight.

I'm not much of a sandwich person. I prefer a hot meal. But I had one sandwich this week. My compromise was that I heated the naan bread in the Panini press. I filled my sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, hummus, pickles and cucumber slices.

On Monday night, my husband and I worked together to make a quick miso tofu noodle soup. We cooked up some packaged vegetarian spring rolls too and dipped them in plum sauce.

My Tuesday meals started with a breakfast of ice cream. Just kidding. But it felt almost as decadent as ice cream. I ran frozen bananas, strawberries and cherries through my Yonanas machine. Then I stirred in some Enjoy Life chocolate chunks. I was trying to duplicate the So Delicious Cherry Nirvana soy ice cream that I so loved and can no longer find in stores. Perhaps it has been discontinued. (Insert sad face.) Anyway, this healthier concoction may not be exactly like ice cream, but it's pretty darn close.

Lunch was leftover miso noodle soup with hummus and crackers.

For dinner, I popped a vegetable, navy bean and rice soup in the slow cooker. I also made a quick spelt bread in the breadmaker. Dinner done in the morning is always nice. No dishes to clean up by dinnertime!

In the evenings I've been munching on dark chocolate-covered almonds from Target. When I discovered that Target is packing up and leaving Canada (insert another sad face here), I spent one day mourning and then I headed to my nearest Target to buy more size 11 boots and Archer Farms chocolate-covered almonds. (I bought two pairs of boots and two bags of the treats.) To add insult to injury, the first bag of chocolate-covered almonds tasted slightly "off." Of course I ate a bunch anyway. Then I finally opened up the second bag to compare the two and confirmed that there was something wrong with the first bag. You can be sure I'll be making a visit across the border this summer to stock up on (hopefully fresh) treats (and shoes - lots of shoes).

What treats have you been enjoying lately?

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  1. Wow, Target is leaving Canada? I'm guessing it's probably the same as Target leaving Australia: pretty major! Your meals look great as always :) And I'm tempted to swap your January for mine!

    1. Yep, they are packing it in, after just 2 years.

      I'll definitely swap Januarys with you for a bit of sunshine. ;)

  2. I am reading this in the morning so I am not opposed to having this for breakfast :)

  3. At least Target will still be available online, right? Everything looks yummilicious as always!

    1. I'm not sure they ship to Canada. And we pay sooo much duty when we buy things from the U.S.

      Thanks Taby!

  4. Did you like the tofu miso noodle soup? I looks good. Share the recipe if you thought it was good... :)

    1. Yes, it's very good! I'll try to put together the recipe. My husband will remember what we did... ;)

  5. so yummy! i do love a good pickle on a sandwich! have you ever tried carrot shavings? i don't remember how i discovered it but it was life changing for sure. =)