Since I (1) missed WIAW last week and (2) my eating has been less than structured lately (aka many, many tupperwares and many dark rehearsal rooms) I wanted to just show you guys some of the good eats I’ve been filling up on as of late (for more Lately: Kitchen Creations see here). Although this post may not show it, I’ve really been eating a lot of the same things over and over… and over. Same things, in different ways perhaps. Leftovers, ease, and repetition are my dear friends in times of busy long days. And if its delicious, why the hell change it?
Thanks to Jenn, Arman and Laura for all the good eats
Breakfasts: Muffins, blueberries and tea
Breakfasts have, almost every day, been muffins. Homemade, or big bakery treats gifted from Dan (he’s doing real well at keeping my muffin love – and thus my soul – happy). Grabbing a piece of baking has been easy, simple, and fast… which is all I’ve really wanted lately.
Big ol’ muffin / decaf americano
Sweet potato date muffins / peanut butter / blueberries / rooibos tea
I’ve been drinking herbal tea in the mornings now, rather than coffee (decaf or otherwise) and really enjoying it. I’ve discovered that caffeine in the mornings is really when it is worst for me, but if I hold off until I have more in my belly, a small americano or whole milk latte in the afternoon usually does not affect me as negatively. That afternoon coffee is now the biggest treat that I look forward to. I’ve also been eating blueberries like candy. I’ve been lucky to get them on sale recently, however in the above picture I had to settle for the thawed from frozen variety.
When not enjoying my fast baking fix, I’ve been really craving breakfast sandwiches. Simple combinations of eggs, bread, cheese and ketchup continue to sound soooo good.
Whole grain english muffin / fried egg with turmeric / cheese / tomato / spinach / ginger tea
I ate this sandwich every. day. last week. And I am not even close to sick of it. In fact I can’t wait for Dan to bring me a new loaf of my favorite bread so I can start it up again.
Yves veggie salami / monterey jack cheese / arugala / tomato / mayo / ketchup / dijon
A loaf a week…
On the weekend I was happily enjoying a pretty plate of Laura’s brussel sprout quiche with a simple arugula salad. Arugula is funny. I don’t actually love it… and yet, in specific situations, I do??
Brussel sprout quiche / arugula salad with goat cheese and balsamic reduction
Dinners: Patties, potatoes and ketchup
I’ve been eating more meat lately. Partly because I’ve found some good italian sausages and fish on sale, and partly because it just feels easiest right now for quick and easy satiety without any bloating (aka no beans please).
I’ve been loving the big batch of turkey burgers I made the other week, including this zucchini salsa burger. I’ve been stuffing them into a bun with a yogurt/salsa dressing and melted cheese.
Zucchini Salsa burger with all the fixings
Not sure if I’m low in sodium or something, but my cravings for salty potatoes and all things ketchup have been pretty intense. Thanks to Heather I’ve been crushing that craving with some perfectly roasted potatoes and siding them with kale salads massaged in her delectable orange vinaigrette. I was given an orange infused olive oil for Christmas which is making my salads out of this world.
I also made up a batch of Thai spiced tuna patties with ginger and kimchi. They taste awwwwesome but I was having a little trouble getting them to bind. Any favorite binders out there?
Thai tuna patties / roasted potatoes / kale salad with orange vinaigrette / buckets of ketchup post pic
And of course, I finished off my spaghetti squash by getting my stuff on. No shock value here. I love when my boat fits perfectly in my tupperware. Looks ridiculously fancy, but soooo easy.
Spaghetti squash / marinara / roasted red pepper / spinach / italian sausage / mozzarella
Desserts and snacks:
…have been a lot of afternoon whole milk lattes, apples, chocolate puddings and my delicious fruit n cereal protein bars that I keep in the freezer.
Whole milk latte / fruit n cereal protein square
Chocolate pudding / strawberries / crumbled chocolate cream cookies
Oh and peanut butter M&Ms are my new love hug.
Peanut butter M&Ms.
Lots of good, simple eats and lots of health for the mind, body and soul.
Have you been eating anything on repeat lately?
Are you an arugula fan? Ketchup addict like me?
Not a hugely exciting week. But I did get a few nice things…