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What I Ate Wednesday – Upcoming Posts

You’ve probably noticed I’ve been MIA lately. So sorry about that! I have been pulled away from my job and normal life the past few days. I’m back though and ready to posts all of these recipes that I meant to post sooner! Look for changes to this post throughout today (Wednesday) as I create links to the pictures you see here.

As always, the lovely WIAW party is hosted by Jen at Peas and Crayons. You should check out her blog if you haven’t already!

Hopefully I can also posts some breakfast pictures. I had two bananas this morning, does that truly count as breakfast? Yeah, didn’t think so. It’s okay though because I will have amazing breakfast pictures soon. Anyways, the pictures of food that I keep meaning to post…..

Kohlrabi Curry

Speedy Marinara  (Don’t judge the picture, I played with lighting forever)

 Stuffed Mushrooms (click for recipe)

Of course it is June and we are focussing on sensible snacking. My snacks this week haven’t been perfect as I haven’t been in my normal daily activities. I have however been snacking on carrots dipped in homemade BBQ sauce! I know it sounds weird, but trust me. It’s my trade off for not eating fattening BBQ potato chips!

My “unhealthy” snacks lately are larabars and energy “waffles”. It’s not so much that they’re unhealthy, but they’re not my normal fresh, non-packaged snack.

Promise, promise, promise to start posting recipes and linking them out from here tomorrow! Sorry for my lack of ability to post lately, it was not due to my planning!

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WIAW – with Vacation!


 

It’s finally hump day! This has been a long week after my great weekend with J! I had my first Maryland blue crab fest, and it was excellent! I loved it so much.

I promise we had more than crab! See- coleslaw, soup, potato salad, and beer (cider for some of us). What could be better?

There was so much crab left over that we picked the rest of the meat and J’s dad made us crab cakes the next night. Because J’s sister and I require gluten and yeast free, these crab cakes were…crab! What an amazing concept, huh?! They were awesome with just a bit of cornmeal to bind them.

Vacation has been so wonderful, now I have to get back into work though and make my own meals. Guess I forgot to say above, J’s dad makes the most amazing cappuccinos and eggs (coddled, they’re amazing) every morning. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with myself on Monday when breakfast wasn’t made for me. J’s parents are the best! So to make up for having to make my own breakfast, I’ve been enjoying overnight oats. Flavor:  chocolate and strawberries. You should try them, they’re healthy!!! (This has been my snack food too, I seriously have been eating on average three jars a day!)

Which is good because I’m eating it all the time, even for dessert! I’ve been pairing oats with lots of fun juices for my juicing challenge. Lately, I’ve been on a peach kick, with carrots and or kale.

For lunch today I had some wonderful sautéed bok choy with a ginger, soy sauce marinade and crunch sliced almonds. Stay tuned, recipe coming soon!

 And for dinner, what could be better than a spicy thai curry? Just to kick things up a notch! This simple red curry with squash and mushrooms was not only tasty, but filling and great as a quick, light dinner in the summer. This makes the second recipe I owe you, promise it will be up by the end of the day!

It has been difficult adjusting back to normal life haha! But as you can see, I’ve been treating myself with great food! Two recipes to be published today, so wait and see! Thursday will be a big post with exciting news for cragsandveggies, make sure you stop by to hear what it is!

Do you have vacation blues when you come back to real life?

What I Ate Wednesday!

WOW, is it already Wednesday?


The last week has been crazy with work commitments and personal commitments so I haven’t had a non-cereal breakfast. While I’m normally not a cereal person, I have to say, I have found one brand that I love and that’s Mom’s Best! They have a version of the most common cereals and they’re free of artificial colors, flavorings, and weird preservatives.

Yep, toasty O’s and juice have been my mornings lately. But I have since found a new amazing juice! Grape juice! Yes, for my juicing challenge I have been making homemade grape juice from red grapes!

The only bad thing about this juice is that for a whole bag of grapes, that’s all you get! It’s pretty strong though, so I could add water for more volume if I wanted to. I absolutely love it though! So glad grapes are on sale at my local grocery store or I’d go broke because I’ve been drinking two of these a day!

For lunch today I had a true “southern” meal of some things my grandmother brought to me this past weekend including pinto beans, okra salad, and corn bread. I’m working on a post coming soon on making a traditional southern meal like this healthier! The okra salad is already amazingly healthy (okra, zucchini, tomatoes, and vinegar based) and with some tweaking, the cornbread is coming along. The beans are full of flavors and spices and so easy to prepare! I’m so excited to share this post with you!!

For dinner I had Aloo Gobi! If you’ve never had it, it’s pretty much the gateway to Indian food. It’s definitely one of my favorites! It’s based on onions, potatoes, and cauliflower and is made up similar to a stir fry dish. This post is coming tomorrow (Posted now, click here!!!). I promise you that you will love this dish! Even if you’ve never had Indian food before, this dish is easy to make and easy to love! It’s spiced well in flavor, not heat so no need to worry about it being too spicy.

And since this month is all about sensible snacking, I’ve been snacking on chocolate quinoa! Yes, chocolate and toasted quinoa. It’s wonderful and healthy. How did I ever go without this healthy snack?

What have you been eating lately? 

What I Ate Wednesday!

So today was a really long day! I mean super long!!!! Sorry for the short post, but I did very little than work, and work, and work some more! So, on to bigger and better things…..WIAW hosted by Jenn

My juicing challenge started off this morning with some carrot and mango juice! Yummy!! One small problem though, the mangos didn’t juice very well. I felt like I was mostly drinking carrot juice. I really wanted some mango flare in my juice!

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As a snack, I got an iced soymisto from starbucks! Always needing caffeine on a busy day, and no better way than starbucks!

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And for lunch, (@ 4pm!!!) I had the last quinoa and black bean burger leftovers. It was really good and I was so glad there was extra honey mustard on it as an added treat. No worries, I don’t eat all my veggie burgers without additional veggies. I don’t think veggies transport that well though on sandwiches. My sandwich always seems mushy with tomatoes, and lettuce….well I need lettuce AND tomato!

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I didn’t get dinner till 11pm! WOWIES! I know super late. I was so hungry that I just scarfed it all down! J took me out though to a late night restaurant and I had a spinach wrap with portobello mushrooms, guacamole, and honey mustard.

Not very much food today! 😦 I have a habit when I’m stressed of not eating. It seems like people usually over eat or under eat when they’re stressed.

Do you over or under eat when you are stressed? How do you transport veggies on a sandwich so your bread doesn’t get soggy?