WIAW – What I Ate From Other People’s Food Blogs

It’s time for yet another What I Ate Wednesday post.  What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) is a weekly blog party hosted by Jenn at Peas and Crayons where hundreds of food bloggers link up with their daily eats.  For the month of March, Jenn is encouraging the participating bloggers to up their green intake.

Today I present What I Ate From Other People’s Blogs Wednesday.

Breakfast:

I started the morning with a cup of green jasmine tea and some green juice.

Juice: romaine, kale, parsley, apple, celery

Once my appetite showed up, I had a Grain Free Muffin (modified from this recipe at Happy Healthy Mama).  I didn’t have any raspberries, so I added banana and pineapple to make a tropical version.  I’m going to tweak the recipe a little more and I’ll post when I get it right.

It was my first time baking with coconut flour and I love how the muffin didn’t slow me down like wheat flour baked goods sometimes do.  Not that I avoid them, but I do tend to limit my wheat flour baked goods in the morning, as they tend to give me a little lull in energy.  This mama can’t spare any energy.  My kids would exploit that weakness in 2.4 seconds.  (Kids exploiting weaknesses?  Can you tell I just finished the Hunger Games series?)

Lunch:

Lunch was Asian Sesame Glazed Brussels Sprouts from Daily Garnish (and I should get a referall fee for as many times as I have linked to this recipe).  It’s the only way I cook Brussels Sprouts.  My husband even likes them.

I ate them over some brown rice noodles.  I also got two servings of both veggies and noodles leftover for the next couple of day’s lunches. Bonus.

Snack 1:

Apple and sunflower seed butter inspired by this recipe at Choosing Raw.  I didn’t add the exact same amount of sugar, salt and vanilla, but her post inspiried be to make my first batch of sunflower seed butter.  My food processor was NOT happy with me and died after running for 10 minutes.  Thankfully it was an auto-shut off and it started again after I let it cool off for a few hours.  I finished the butter in my Vita Mix and will just go straight for the VitaMix next time.

Snack 2:

Miso Sesame Hummus (from Healthy in Candyland), kombucha and Mary’s Gone Cracker’s.  The hummus is fantastic if you are a miso fan.

Dinner:

Vegan Spaghetti-O’s from The Smart Kitchen Blog.  I used orzo and de-veganized the recipe with parmesan cheese instead of nutritional yeast, as my family is not as big of a nutritional yeast fan as I am.  The recipe was a hit and I loved how quickly it came together.

Why yes, I did over broil the garlic toast.  Thanks for noticing.  And, why yes, there isn’t any green in my dinner*.  Thanks for noticing that too.  Shesh.

*The orzo was a mix of spinach, regular and tomato orzo, so there was some green in the orzo.  And there was dried parsley flakes in the sauce and the flakes are most certainly green. That has to count for something.

Thanks for stopping by!

24 thoughts on “WIAW – What I Ate From Other People’s Food Blogs

  1. And thank you for linking to my hummus too!
    Isn’t coconut flour awesome? Looking forward to your muffin recipe! (Pineapple is my new love these days.)
    I laughed out loud at the ‘kids exploiting a weakness’ reference. It might be Hunger Games-esque, but it is so true!

  2. I eat recipe ideas from other bloggers all of the time! Everyone has such great ideas… yet another reason why I love WIAWs, it’s the time I accumulate most of my ideas :) Now i have a few to bookmark here!

  3. Haha that’s so cool that you made things from so many other blogs! Those sprouts look awesome!

    My vitamix shuts off sometimes when I make nut butter (especially cashew butter, and coconut butter) but it always turns back on… it just takes awhile ;) haha

  4. Boy am I hungry now! Hopping over from the WIAW link party.

    I am really trying to revamp my diet and this post has given me some delicious and healthy, ideas–thank you!!

    By the way, I am zooming through book 2 in the Hunger Games series myself, TOO GOOD. :)

  5. The auto shutoff happened on my Vitamix a few weeks ago. It scared me. I thought I had broken my lovely blender. Turns out the Vitamix doesn’t like to be used at low speeds for too long. Your butter looks delicious, though!

  6. What a delicious day of eats you had!
    I’ve never tried Emily’s Asian Sesame Glazed Brussels Sprouts, but will have to know. We eat brussels sprouts about once a week and I usually just roast them with olive oil and some seasoning!

  7. Looking tasty! I always am drawn to the grain free recipes but then they have tons of eggs in them. I never am sure it will work if I veganize it.

    • I’ve been perusing coconut flour recipes and I think for something life a muffin or quick bread that needs volume, it’d be hard to accomplish without eggs. Maybe xanthan, but that doesn’t sit too well with some folks. You could probably do a vegan coconut flour brownie, as dense is okay with something like that. I’ll work on it and let you know. But not until you’re back to sweets, because that would just be mean. :)

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