Alright yall, so there is a trend sweeping blogs and I thought it was time to get on board. If you have ever checked out my instagram you’ll see that I love taking photos of my food, go on, check it out. Basically before every meal I take a photo and sometimes share it and other times keep it in my camera roll
until I need more storage space for dinner inspiration, and they almost always get sent to my mom – she has to know her girl is making good food on the other side of the world right?
Now that Ben and I are on our last week of the Whole30 Challenge (today is day 31, but we extended to the weekend) I am super excited to be able to get back to baking (my favorite thing to do) and sharing my recipes with all of you (oh, and building new food photo boards and lights this week will help tremendously). Which leads me to this What I Ate Wednesday thing. WIAW is a collection of my eats from one day a week (and maybe a few others if they are totally worth sharing. It’s not meant to be all braggy like check out all this super healthy food I eat – because this girl LOVES her dessert, and it’s not meant to be fake in anyway – because when I eat cheesecake I won’t hide that from you. WIAW is meant to serve as inspiration for meal plans, a reflection of what I ate (special occasions, events, holidays, and random Tuesdays), and to meet new bloggers through Jenn’s linkup.
What I Ate Wednesday #1
So this isn’t from Wednesday, although would be super easy to do that as my Wednesday is just about ending when America’s is beginning, but who can resist a little Monday food action huh?
Breakfast has been my least favorite meal of the day to eat on this diet because I feel like my options usually center around eggs… hard, soft, poached, scrambled.. doesn’t matter who you do them, I am getting sick of these little things. But happily I share with you my scrambled eggs with cayenne pepper, shaved turkey slices, and cherry tomatoes.
My housemate and I Andy watched the Eagles dominate the Giants (Sunday Night Football on Monday mornings) and he cut up a quarter of a watermelon for us to snack on. I forgot to take a picture; forgive me I’m new here. But the watermelon
wasn’t that great so it doesn’t matter was so ripe and juicy and just ridiculously yummy! We devoured that baby.
I ate lunch, while still watching the game. Leftovers is what we usually do for lunch around here, and these were so tasty. I have been working on developing a Whole30/Paleo recipe that would be a good substitute to our favorite Spicy Parmesan Shrimp Pasta from Damn Delicious. Chunga’s recipe really is damn delicious without the crazy changes I made to make it Whole30 compliant, but the thing I loved most about dinner was that I wrote down all the ingredients and amounts needed when I changed the recipe, and Ben cooked it up for us without directions! I don’t know what I’ll call this one, but for our first attempt at zoodles and paleo pasta, I’d say this came out particularly well.
Later that afternoon Ben and I pulled out our new food processor and made Liar Bars – one of our favorite paleo treats. They are only a ten minute cook up, but we didn’t eat any when we finished making them. I would take a photo but…… we didn’t make them as well this time as last time and instead of granola-ish bars they are more like granola that would go great on top of yogurt – which we can’t eat. I reckon we’ll be eating the yummy treat out of a bowl with a spoon.
Please don’t ask me why I look like a crazy person in this photo. I was just really excited to use the food processor for the first time.
We started a slow roast pig early that morning and as it was almost done I realized that just eating some pulled pork with nothing to compliment didn’t seem like the yummiest idea so I got creative. I whipped up some salsa and fajita veggies to go with the pork and ate it like a carnitas salad bowl from Chipotle (minus the yummy cheese, sour cream, and rice). Ben wrapped his up in seaweed wraps and ate it like a burrito.
Clearly one of us has a much better looking dinner.
We both agreed that the pork was great on it’s own, but when added to anything else the flavors were lost and the pork tasted bland.
Can’t say this pork recipe will become a staple for us.
UPDATE: I just cooked leftover pork with sauces and spices…. was unbelievably delicious. In fact it was so delicious I not only had it for lunch today, but dinner as well, and we are thinking about doing another slow cooker pork leg next week! Don’t you love when just a few tweaks turns a boring dish into something worth sharing?
Some other foodie highlights of the week include: homemade vegetable soup, lamb – and lots of it!, and a recipe we came up with for a Whole30 compliant dessert (we can’t have dessert on the Whole30 so it’s just an addition to dinner) – recipe should be on the blog soon as well.
So you tell me, what are you eating this week?