Happy Wednesday! I’m taking the opportunity to put a little sparkle in “hump day” and celebrate food. WIAW style.
As I mentioned on Monday, I ate dammmmn
good well last week. I wish I got more pictures of some of my eats, as I was taken out a few times (bonus) and was proud of my choices. But oh well. The food continues…just a little more leftover style.
My breakfasts have felt weird lately. I’m usually so into making sure my breakfast is, well, awesome. It is my favorite meal after all. Not that they haven’t been good, but I’ve just been so laid back about them. For the past week I’ve literally just decided what I was going to have the morning of as I open my fridge, and its often been something to just use up random leftovers. Actually, it feels pretty awesome. There’s been a few times where I’ve had something that was totally “meh – that wasn’t that good,” and yet, I haven’t really cared. I find myself thinking, “it’s just food – I just need something to sustain me through the morning,” rather than, “omg this has to be perfect and if its not its going to ruin my day.” Food freedom….yes.
Leftover gluten free pancakes (1 pumpkin 1 blueberry) + peanut butter + DIY pumpkin yogurt
For the yogurt I just mix 2% (or greek when I have it) with pumpkin puree, a whopping spillage of pumpkin spice and a pinch of stevia
This guy was a mean example of leftovers-turned-epic salad. Leftovers + a little meal prep = fabulous meal in 5 minutes or less. I marinated a block of tofu in my favorite smokey-miso marinade and roasted my usual batch of sweet potatoes on sunday so this guy was a piece of cake.
Damn. I should have had cake.
Shredded kale + quinoa + nuts and goji berry trail mix + smokey miso tofu + roasted sweet potato
I’m not a big trail mix person, at least as a snack option, but it is so awesome for adding into salads. You can turn an ordinary salad into something fancy with one single buy.
Cookies? No surprise here. But I do think this was the last of my fridge stash. So for the first time in weeks I will be cookie-less! Looks like I get to bake this weekend. Maybe I’ll even pull out some new recipes. OooooOoo.
I had a short day at rehearsal so I had time to make one of my favorite all time recipes. I first made Kristy’s Cheesy Cornbread Waffles with Cauliflower Lentil Sloppy Joes years ago, and it blew me away. It does require some extra prep time, so I don’t get very many occasions to make it (#5minutemealsplease). But damn, it is delicious. Basically this is a vegan lentil sloppy joe mash, plopped onto of a vegan/gluten free cornbread waffle. Such a fun creation.
Now I don’t know if its my
old, second hand waffle maker or just me, but my waffle skills are definitely crap-ola. As much as I am sure I’ve waited long enough, I never do! I always end up popping the top too early, making my waffle fall apart and stick to the sides and make all sorts of awfuly waffley-mess (sorry I had to). It’s a true test of my patience, I tell ya. Good thing waffles still taste amazing no matter the form they end up in.
Cheesy (gluten free) Cornbread Waffle with Cauliflower Lentil Sloppy Joes (Vegan)
topped with avocado
The sloppy joe includes liquid smoke, which was also used in my tofu marinade above. Liquid Smoke has got to be my favorite secret ingredient. Have you ever used it? A little goes a LONG way, so a bottle lasts you forever. It brings out such amazing flavor.
Those little crevices. So perfect for holding all that deliciousness. If they didn’t take the extra effort, I think I’d maybe even choose waffles over pancakes? Gasp.
Whoa. Okay, so, I didn’t think I was on this whole salted caramel/salted chocolate train. But… count me in. A friend bought me this chocolate bar and it is ah-mazing. I had half of the bar plus some pear for my necessary evening sweet. Sorry, forgot to take a picture.
Chocolate to cap off the day… always.
And that’s a wrap. Or a burrito… or taco….
A day of food.
Because although food is just food…its also real good.
Waffles or pancakes?
Do you have trouble making waffles… or is it just me?
Salted chocolate fan?
Not a hugely exciting week. But I did get a few nice things…