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WIAW: All good.

Oh hiiiii.

Look guys. I’m back!

It’s been an interesting bit of time since you last saw me.  In general – its been good. I was able to catch up on “real life” a bit and nearly clear my long withstanding to do list of non-blog related tasks.  I have much to tell and much to catch up on, but I am sure I will be getting to all that in the next few posts (quite excited for a bangin’ week in review next week). That’s not what today is for!

Although I still have a few things to figure out with my new “look” – and I really wanted to have it all underneath me before coming back –  my urge to get back to you guys got the better of me and I just couldn’t resist. So I thought what better way to step back in than with good plain foodie porn. Que What I Ate Wednesday.  Thanks Jenn/Arman/Laura!

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Monday was a holiday up here in the north. That meant I had two days off in a row for the first time all winter (my rehearsals always go on Saturdays so I’ve gotten used to glorious one day weekends). It was weird.  So nice…but weird. You know when you have nothing you have to do and you feel like you are doing something entirely wrong?

Regardless. An extra day off meant an entire day of doing basically nothing.

And… pancakes.

Breakfast:

coconut flour pancakes with cookie drizzle

Coconut flour pancakes + Cookie Butter drizzle + Cranberries 

Days off nearly always mean pancakes, no?  I’m not sure how that came to be a thing, but hey, I’ll totally follow along.  After seeing Arman’s latest concoction, the fluffy factor was just too insane to resist. I whipped up his coconut flour cakes and drenched them in cookie butter drizzle (speculoos spread thinned with almond milk) and slightly warmed fresh cranberries. I’m not sure where the combination idea came from, but I woke up seeing these colors in my head and that was that.

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Seriously. His pictures do not lie. These were clouds. of. heaven. And the weird combination of sweet cookie spread and tart cranberries was da bombbbb.

Lunch:

My one and only priority for the day was a short meeting with a cast member. We were meeting just after noon so I packed my lunch to have on hand for when the need arose. Sigh. Can’t even get away from the tupperware on a day off.

bbq chicken acorn squash

Acorn Squash stuffed with salsa chicken and spinach + steamed broccoli + 1/3 an avocado

I’m still going strong on the stuffed squash obsession. Everything and anything are going into those babies. Salsa chicken is the easiest chicken trick out there. Throw a few chicken breasts or thighs in a slow cooker with a cup of salsa, cook on low, shred… bam. Meals for a week.

I’m also becoming more diligent about those healthy fats, so I threw in the last 1/3 of an avocado. I want my body to absorb all those nutrients after all. And I mean… avocado.

Snack:

Back home I came to an afternoon of cooking and cleaning. I munched on a couple pieces of my latest homemade freezer chocolate bark with maca and crystallized ginger.  Don’t you worry.  This recipe, amongst others, are comin’ your way.

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Homemade Chocolate Maca Ginger Bark 

Lots of good stuff comin’ up.

Dinner:

I tend to like to pretend I’m sophisticated when I have a day off.  I mean, any day I get to eat off a real plate is pure sophistication for me. But being able to sit down with a glass of red, knowing I have no where else to be, is such an extra luxury.

I made up a new batch of my vegan sausage patties. These babies are so good. Don’t be intimidated by the ingredient list. I swear its 90% spices. I roasted up some of my beloved brussels, chopped up some cauliflower rice and drizzled it all in a balsamic reduction. Easy. Simple. Delicious.

Feelin’ like a real lady.

Vegan Sausage Patty Dinner copyVegan Sausage Patties + Cauliflower Rice + Roasted Brussel Sprouts + Balsamic Reduction

Snack:

My evening contained nothing more than continued blog tormentation research, Gilmore Girls and lazing on the couch. So obviously this hard work required chocolate.
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You are never too old to receive Valentines Day care packages in the mail from your beloved parents. Especially when it contains Rogers Chocolate. And when you had the valentines day that I had, you eat the chocolate.

I’m happy to be back guys! This whole blog world will be a continual learning experience, but I’m pretty proud of all the things I’ve figured out thus far (being the least tech savvy person you’ll meet). I have much more to go, but I hope you stick around and join me as I grow through some continued changes. We’ll drink coffee and eat yummy food and ponder all lifes’ questions together. Date?

As for now, go on over and do some more salivating.

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What’s your go-to day off breakfast? 

What’s the most delicious things you’ve eaten recently?

35 COMMENTS

  1. Jen @ Chase the Red Grape | 17th Feb 16

    Yay you’re back!! 😀
    I am really tempted to make those pancakes myself at the weekend … And I think you have just convinced me! All about the fluffiness!
    My go to day off breakfast would have to be pancakes too! We eat them every Sunday morning whilst reading the newspaper and drinking masses of coffee – always look forward to it every week!
    Jen @ Chase the Red Grape recently posted…5 Top Tips on a Tuesday – How to give yourself a pep talk!My Profile

    • Cora | 18th Feb 16

      Gah your sunday morning sounds like allll sorts of glory. Mmm. I’m swooning at the thought of it.

  2. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood | 17th Feb 16

    I feel like you’re just not allowed to watch Gilmore Girls without eating at least SOMETHING. They’re always eating, which makes me hungry!
    Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood recently posted…What I Ate Wednesday: All the CraisinsMy Profile

    • Cora | 18th Feb 16

      BAHA. So true.

  3. Sarah @ BucketListTummy | 17th Feb 16

    I couldn’t be happier that your blog is back. I’ve missed it in my mornings!! WELCOME, and the blog looks GREAT! You have done (and learned) great things, my friend. Per usual, I want all of your meals and I await that maca chocolate recipe. Also, I love this line: “But being able to sit down with a glass of red, knowing I have no where else to be, is such an extra luxury.” Treat yoself! Happy day!

    • Cora | 18th Feb 16

      Oh gosh, thank you so much Sarah! Warms my heart. I’m glad to be back and yes, I have learned a hella lot. Happy day to you!

  4. Kate | 17th Feb 16

    Yay!! So glad you’re back. I might email you to get some deets on transitioning to bluehost. I might feel less intimidated!
    All the food looks real good- especially that freezer fudge! Can’t wait until the recipe! I’m excited to hear about all the details of what’s going with you. 🙂

    • Cora | 18th Feb 16

      Oh please email anytime! I’ve had enough awkward/weird/random email conversations with computer tech people in this last week to last me a year. I’d love to help anyway I can.

  5. Heather@hungryforbalance | 17th Feb 16

    Yay!!!! I’ve missed you!!!
    That chocolate bark!!! I want/need the recipe ASAP!
    My go-to day off breakfast is pancakes too. I’ve never tried cookie butter, but it sounds delicious!

    • Cora | 18th Feb 16

      Thanks Heather! <3
      Oh I know you and your pancakes. The weekend pancake queen I'd say!

  6. Kat | 17th Feb 16

    Yay! Glad you are back! 🙂 Sometimes a break is a good time just to catch a breath.
    That bark sounds amazing! I’ve got a maca recipe coming up as well, but it is wayyyyy less exciting than chocolate bark! It does involve chocolate though!
    Kat recently posted…WIAW 2.17.16My Profile

    • Cora | 18th Feb 16

      Breaks are soooo good for refreshing. I encourage everyone to take them.
      Anything with maca is exciting. Can’t wait to trade our recipes!!

  7. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets | 17th Feb 16

    Welcome back. I’m loving the look of the new design. I just need a picture of your pretty face in the top right corner and I’m set. Ok fine, I want the chocolate bark too and I can’t wait to see your WIR because you’ve obviously been busy.

    The Hubby and I are off this week so it’s been all home renovations, all day, every day. I’m beat, but I’m hopeful we’ll have something to show for all the hard work in the next few days.

    • Cora | 18th Feb 16

      You know, I totally chickened out at the thought of putting up my picture. Gah! But your little push may be all I need to kick that shy side of me out of the way.
      Wow, a whole week off! A great chance to get stuff done, but I hope you include a good chunk of relaxation in there as well. Can’t wait for Monday.

  8. Anna-Marie Walsh | 17th Feb 16

    Your breakfast looks amazing- and BRUSSELS SPROUTS!! My most favorite!!

    • Cora | 18th Feb 16

      Me too!! To think children despise them..

  9. Emily Swanson | 17th Feb 16

    Your chocolate looks A-M-A–Z-I-N-G! I’m so excited that your site is back up! A day off is always a blessing. I’m thankful that God gives rest to our weary spirits and bodies to be refreshed. 🙂

    • Cora | 18th Feb 16

      Thanks Emily! Our bodies need that rest and refreshment.

  10. Arman @ thebigmansworld | 17th Feb 16

    “Seriously. His pictures do not lie. These were clouds. of. heaven. ”

    you are my human cloud of heaven….whatever that means 🙂

    Loving the new design buddy- It’s sleek, smooth and makes me feel green 🙂

    • Cora | 18th Feb 16

      I’ll gladly take that title 🙂 And thank you. I LOVE making people feel green.

  11. Aubrey @ Clusterforked | 17th Feb 16

    That dinner looks amazing, sounds like you had a pretty wonderful evening 🙂 My go to day-off breakfast has to be eggs and toast with avocado.

    • Cora | 18th Feb 16

      Mmmmm that’s also a good one. Now that I’m getting more of a savory tooth I’d say it even gives pancakes a run for its money.

  12. Susie @ SuzLyfe | 17th Feb 16

    It looks fabulous! And I’m not just talking about the food! So happy that you are back, and you know that this design in on point–reminds me a bit of my own, which we all know is the best looking blog out there ;D

    • Cora | 18th Feb 16

      Well obvviiesssss 🙂

  13. Stephanie Leduc | 17th Feb 16

    Oh I have been wondering where you were, I never saw this post appear on my feed! I guess I will try to resubscribing! I absolutely love the look of your new website, and I can imagine it must of been hard to get this all done, so congrats! I saw the pancakes and I am extremely intrigued by them, clouds of heaven you say?!?
    The Vegan patties also look amazing!

    • Cora | 18th Feb 16

      Oh I hope the subscriptions still work! Will you let me know if it continues to not show up??
      It was… hard… but more so just tedious. Still more to do but glad to be back 🙂

  14. Miss Polkadot | 17th Feb 16

    Confession: I’ve been checking back on your blog daily in the past week hoping you”d be back. Congrats on getting all the tech work done. Also, you wouldn”t consider yourself the least tech-savvy person if you’d met me. Let’s leave it at that. …
    Believe it or not but despite the chocolate in here the one meal I wish I could grab from your post right now is dinner. It looks amazing. Homemade vegan sausages are impressive.
    Happy Wednesday from the slacky mail replier!
    Miss Polkadot recently posted…Week in review: Up. And down. And … up?My Profile

    • Cora | 18th Feb 16

      Well your confession just made my night. Looks like we have yet more in common. We’ll stick to knitting and chocolate eating, mmk?

  15. rachel @ athletic avocado | 17th Feb 16

    I seriously CAN’T WAIT to try those pancakes from Arman! They are so fluffy I could die! Your pictures have totally convinced me to buy some coconut flour right now!
    rachel @ athletic avocado recently posted…Paleo Carrot Cake Monkey Bread MuffinsMy Profile

    • Cora | 18th Feb 16

      Do it do it!! Fluff factor to the max.

  16. Joyce | 18th Feb 16

    Cora–you’re back! It’s good to have you back. The blog re-design looks great! And yes, I totally know about days off meaning pancakes. Days off = lazy, sweet breakfast you can actually sit down and eat. To think I once thought it was silly to make pancakes for oneself! : P

  17. Ellie | 18th Feb 16

    I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE BACK! Seriously Cora I missed your amazing blog posts and wise words <3 Also, the pancakes look amazing! I need some cookie butter (a recipe for it lol) Have a great day!
    Ellie recently posted…WIAW: I’ve Got Some Explaining To DoMy Profile

  18. kyrabocha | 21st Feb 16

    I was wondering where you went! So glad to see you back 😀 I like the new theme.

  19. Stephanie Leduc | 21st Feb 16

    Just to let you know, I haven’t been seeing your blogs show up in my feed nor did I see you respond to my comments :(! I think there is a problem more on my end, for some reason I am suscribed but wordpress isn’t sending me any of your blog posts! I followed with another of my emails to make sure I get to see your posts when they come out :)!

    • Cora | 21st Feb 16

      Thank you so much Steph! Nope I think its me and to do with my transition. I hope I have now fixed it and am just sending out a post to see if it is fixed. Damn all this technical stuff of switching over. I was so sad to hear no one was receiving my posts! Thanks again – really appreciate it!! <3

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