What I Ate Wednesday

Breakfast: coffee and yogurt
20130918 BreakfastLunch: turkey sandwich and strawberries

20140226 LunchDinner: chicken with jalfrezi simmer sauce and rice

20140226 DinnerI should probably put away the snowman placemats huh?

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New To Me Recipes

In the New Years Resolution spirit I’ve tried to spice things up a bit at the dinner table and have tried some new recipes.

In an effort to eat a bit cleaner/healthier, these are paleo recipes that I modified to use “regular” ingredients (ie soy sauce instead of coconut aminos)

Some of the hits so far:

Hot and Sweet Ginger Garlic Chicken from Balanced Bites.  I did use bone in chicken thighs, but skinless ones.  On the side were steamed green beans.

Ginger Garlic Chicken

Bora Bora Fireballs from The Clothes Make the Girl.  I served it with the recommended confetti cauliflower.  I went the lazy route and just mixed the toasted coconut flakes into the meatballs instead of dipping in pineapple juice and coating the outside with the flakes like the recipe says. We really liked the flavor of these, but thought they needed some sort of dipping sauce, or maybe we’re just used to regular meatballs with tomato sauce?

Bora Bora Fireballs

What I Ate Wednesday

Forgot about these the past two weeks, oops.

I’ve had cold brewed coffee a few times before, most recently in Minnesota at Overflow Cafe.  I Googled how to make it myself and it turns out it is super easy.  All you do is put the coffee grounds and cold water into a french press and leave it in the fridge overnight.  Then in the morning you just plunge, pour and add your cream and sugar!  If you don’t have a french press you can leave it overnight in any sort of container, but straining out the grounds is a bit more complicated.  Who keeps cheese cloth handy?  I certainly don’t.

Breakfast: homemade cold press coffee, watermelon and a giant amoxicillin pill (only a few days left!)

20130904 BreakfastLunch: leftover salsa verde chicken over leftover spanish rice and lettuce topped with lime cabbage and guacamole

20130904 Lunch

Dinner: chicken and peas with rogan josh simmer sauce, basmati rice and naan

20130904 Dinner

What I Ate Wednesday

Breakfast: egg scramble with peppers and onions, topped with salsa and some avocado.

20130814 Breakfast

Lunch: leftover crockpot rootbeer bbq chicken and salad

20130814 Lunch

Dinner from Whole Foods: matar paneer, curry potatoes and basmati rice

20130814 Dinner

With gelato and red wine for dessert

20130814 Dessert

What I Ate Wednesday

Breakfast: gojiberry granola and iced coffee

20130807 BreakfastLunch: I forgot to take a picture, so pretend there is a chicken caesar salad here.

Or, some running pictures instead:

Wednesday Run 0807

20130807 Coconut WaterDinner at Chilis: grilled chicken sandwich with lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon and cilantro mayo. The bun was so giant I didn’t eat it.

Before

20130807 DinnerAfter

20130807 Dinner 2

What I Ate Wednesday

Breakfast:

This morning I woke up craving eggs.  I made 2 hard boiled eggs and served with a tomato and half an avocado.  Seems like a weird combination but it is actually really good.  You get the fat from avocado, protein from the eggs and something fresh from the tomato.

Breakfast 20130717

Lunch:

I made a big batch of pasta salad to have for lunches throughout the week.  Add ins include red, green and orange pepper, fresh mozzarella and pepperoni.

Lunch 20130717Dinner: chicken fajitas!

Chicken Fajitas

Dinner 20130717

What I Ate Wednesday

After eating indian food with rich sauces and lots of rice this weekend at a two day wedding, I needed a bit of a reset.  I’ve been trying to get in additional fruits and veggies where I can.

Breakfast: green smoothie consisting of a banana, strawberries, spinach and a scoop of protein powder

Breakfast 20130703Lunch: salad of mixed greens, tomato, and peppers topped with a MorningStar spicy black bean burger, cheese and salsa.

Lunch 20130703

Snack: greek yogurt with a few berries

Snack 20130703

Dinner: baked chicken nuggets with green grapes

Dinner 20130703And now off to see the movie I’ve been waiting months to see!

Despicable-Me-2

What I Ate Wednesday

A day of eats from Topeka.  Apologies for the poor quality iPhone pictures from my desk.

When I woke up this morning, I wasn’t terribly excited for hotel breakfast or very hungry so I stopped at Starbucks for an iced coffee.  I ended up with a morning bun as well that I picked at throughout the morning.

Breakfast 20130619Lunch was a chicken wrap with lettuce, tomato, cucumbers and spicy sauce from the cafeteria.

Lunch 20130619Since I didn’t have a snack I was pretty hungry when dinner time rolled around. I headed out to Blue Moose.  I’ve been there a few times over the course of my travels here but I have to say this was probably one of the best meals I’ve had there.  I need to figure out how to recreate this sauce.

Blue Moose

Dinner 20130619