Wednesday, March 21, 2012

what i ate wednesday: issue 26

Figure 1. Breakfast: a bowl of Kashi GoLean Original mixed with Quaker Oatmeal Squares, 1/2 sliced banana, and almond milk. I also had 1/2 banana (un-pictured) before my morning run.

Figure 2. Lunch: a spinach and romaine salad with roasted Brussels sprouts, grape tomatoes, carrots, an over-easy egg, white wine vinegar, and Sriracha. A toasted whole wheat English muffin on the side.

Figure 3. An egg yolk close-up. A runny yolk mixed with vinegar makes a delicious and protein-packed salad dressing.

Figure 4. Afternoon snack #1: a Pink lady apple and salt and pepper cashews.

Figure 5. Afternoon snack #2: another banana before my evening cycling class.

Figure 6. Dinner: leftover chickpea pot pie with cornbread crust and roasted asparagus topped with leftover cheddar-beer sauce.

Figure 7. Dessert: a piece of dark chocolate filled with smooth ganache flavored with Rwandan origin coffee.

And that concludes another What I Ate Wednesday (featuring what I ate Tuesday, March 20).



53 comments:

  1. I'm going to make that chickpea pot pie. It looks so good again as leftovers.

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    1. thanks! you should do it. it is really impressive and not really that hard. just a bit time consuming is all. and i was reminded last night as i was eating the leftover how great it is. got better i think with time. just re-heat in oven so the cornbread doesn't get soggy. i have one more serving left reserved for Thursday night!

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  2. OMG that chickpea pot pie looks incredible. I've actually been randomly craving pot pie lately and this looks like a really good/better/healthy alternative to the meat-filled kinds. I love the egg-on-salad idea too! egg yolks kind of freak me out but I love how they taste so hiding them as a "salad dressing" type thing is a really good idea. And umm chocolate filled with Rwandan Coffee ganache?!? epic!! I'm a huge coffee freak, that sounds totally gourmet!

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    1. yeah it is definitely a super tasty and healthier pot pie option. give it a try!

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  3. your food always looks so healthy and delish...very inspiring! love your sneaks too!

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    1. thanks, jennifer. and thanks for noticing my shoes! they are my new trainers and i love them :)

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    1. thanks jen! i do pride myself on beautiful salad creations...

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  5. I love runny yolks! I eat an over easy egg sandwich everyday with some bacon and it is just amazing. A meal I definitely look forward to everyday! I love how you used it as part of your salad dressing. I need to try that!

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    1. a runny yolk is a beautiful thing. and you? on a sandwich with bacon? that, i'm sure, is awesome. using them as a 'dressing' is really a great thing. give it a try!

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  6. Salt and pepper flavored anything is always delicious. And I will need to be making that pot pie very soon!!

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    1. yeah these cashews rock. i am having to implement some serious self control not to destroy the entire container in one sitting.

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  7. I am loving your lunch!! Eggs on a salad is a truly delicious delight :)

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    1. agreed. and this is a recent discovery for me. can't beleive it took me so long to try!

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  8. That salad looks incredible! I love that picture of the yolk - total yolk porn haha. I love those kind of pictures!

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    1. haha don't you just love food porn? :) only another food blogger would apprciate that pic that much. i caught myself staring at it too. :)

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  9. That english muffin looks so good. I miss the nooks and crannies! I really like runny egg yolks as well, too bad I can never perfect egg-poaching.

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    1. those nooks and crannies - i 'll tell you what you can't beat 'em!

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  10. I've never thought about putting brussels in a salad...sounds like a good way to make it more exciting, esp since I love those things.

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    1. yeah i had roasted a batch that was about to go bad on saturday and stuck them in the fridge - made for an awesome salad addition for sure.

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  11. Oh egg yolks. They really do make the best salad dressing!

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  12. Everything looks so good. Esp. the chocolate- that always wins.

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  13. Oh that chickpea pot pie...it looks so comforting!

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    1. comfort on a plate, faith. comfort on a plate.

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  14. all your eats look so yummy, especially the cashews+apple and the chickpea pot pie!

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  15. yummy day of eats!! that is exactly what i had for breakfast today, imagine that ;)

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    1. haha hey there cereal twin. :) imma have to check your blog for your breakfast. :)

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  16. Glad to find your blog through WIAW. You had me at Figures. Brilliant. Many moons ago I read science journals and was well aquatinted with figures. Now I read Dr. Suess and food blogs. :)

    I'm doing the egg over greens lunch tomorrow. Mmmmm.

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    1. hi, michelle! i'm glad you came by. now i must say - dr. suess and food blogs are oftentimes much more appealing than science journals! i'd like to think my blog combines these things. but, in a much more light hearted way! thanks for stopping by - wiaw is the best.

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    1. i JUST discovered Sriracha recently at a local Thai place and loved it. So, i finally bought my own. i plan on putting on everything.

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  18. Eggs on a salad? Please, enlighten me on that that works! Wouldn't it be too mushy?

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    1. what mushy? the lettuce? no it just drips on it like salad dressing. you should try it and then you will understand. i promise!

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  19. Salad with an egg seems to be the popular thing going. And it looks awesome. I am sadly behind the time. And the kashi looks great! I have some in my cupboard but haven't dressed it up naners... nice addition.

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    1. kashi is one of my favorite things in life. bananas make this fairly bland cereal super tasty!

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  20. Those salt and pepper cashews look awesome! I've been loving salted almonds lately. I actually had a similar apple + some of those almonds snack today. We think alike! :D

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    1. great minds, paulina, great minds!

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  21. Ok, I've got to try the egg-topped salad thing! It looks delicious!

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  22. All of your eats looks delicious...I'm such a fun of runny eggs for lunch. I'm also a huge fan of apple and nuts for an afternoon snack. It's easy, nutritious, and not messy. ;) Happy Hump Day!

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    1. yes, exactly about the apple. it is a simple, healthy snack that is easy on the go. which is great because we are all busy!

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  23. Wow, you eats look so delicious and healthy! Salt and pepper cashews sound like the bomb! I've never seen them before - must find asap. I love the idea of having a non-hardboiled egg on a salad too!

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    1. you've never had salt and pepper cashews? they are really fantastic you must find them!

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  24. I want your shoes. Maroon is like my favourite colour ever, plus Nike is my favourite shoe brand ever.

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    1. aww, thanks! not only are they cute but they have been really great to my feet during workouts.

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  25. That's so funny because I am planning on making a pot pie this week or maybe next! :) But, I could never do a runny egg...I'm definitely a weirdo about textures and that is not one I can handle...I like my eggs scrambled and almost burnt hahaha

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    1. oh! can't wait to see what pot pie you make. i get cravings for certain things and then must. have. them. funny about your runny egg aversion - we all have our quirks, don't we. :)

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  26. Your chickpea pot pie looks so delicious, especially served with the roasted asparagus on the side. I would love to give it a try!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! it is really delicious - i'm having it tonight again as leftovers and i'm excited about it.

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  27. I love your taste in food, haha :) ALL about the pink lady apples, and I've been eating ridiculous amounts of asparagus. Such the perfect spring veggie! Love the pot pie, too. Now I really want to make it--thanks for the recipe link!

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    1. haha i don't know if i ever have received that complement. love it! let me know if you make the pot pie it is really great.

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  28. Yummy eats!
    I just bought some chickpeas over the weekend and dont know what to do with them. :P That chick pea pot pie sounds perfect!

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