When I plan out my WIAW posts I always think about a spectacular day of eating I may have during the week and make sure to showcase all the yummy things from that day. Well, when I woke up Sunday morning and Ben told me he wanted to take me out for paleo pancakes I was super excited because Sunday would be my WIAW day. I took tons of photos of my pancakes (because they were gosh darn amazing!!) but as the day went on I changed my mind and decided to focus on a different day (you can still check out those pancakes below – I threw them in just for you!)
On Monday I woke up and there was a chill in the air. After last week’s heat wave with temps reaching 104° I was happy for some colder weather and celebrated by making scrambled eggs. I typically only eat one egg for breakfast but today felt special, and with special days comes special ingredients so I added a sprinkle of cinnamon, ginger, green onion, and coconut aminos to the pan.
Around 11am, my housemate Andy walked into my make-shift office (aka the dining room) and offered me some fruit.
I snagged two pieces of watermelon – my favorite! Apparently he was studying for exams for uni and wanted a snack… I’d say that’s a snack alright.
Lunch was the meal I was most looking forward to… on Sunday night when deciding what to have for dinner instead of making curry we opted to go to Raj’s Corner, which is an Indian restaurant about 5 minutes from our house. Walking into a curry restaurant is the greatest thing ever. The smells are incredible – I don’t feel like I am in Australia anymore.
We both ordered enough for leftovers to have for lunch on Monday, I got the Mango Chicken Curry, Chicken Koma Curry (which is a creamy curry with cashews), and Chicken Tikka Masala. Chicken Tikka Masala is a creamy spicy curry – which is definitely out of my element. I heard about Chicken Tikka while watching The Lunchbox a few weeks ago, it was the husbands favorite meal. I figured if Chicken Tikka was good enough to feature in a movie about Indian cooking then it was something I needed to try.
Although a little spicy, I loved all the flavors of Chicken Tikka, and think I am going to start making Raj’s a regular dinner spot.
I’m not usually so snacky, but I love a good afternoon pick-me-up. I saw a pineapple, watermelon, orange juice on the menu of The Paleo Café on Sunday so I recreated my own at home with watermelon, pineapple, and orange juice. I probably should have blended a bit longer as it was a little on the chunky side – but over all the flavors were great and I’ll be making this again.
Ben and I have a deal that I do the cooking and he does the washing up, but on Monday he wanted to cook. He made chicken stuffed with paleo pesto and roasted veggies.
We didn’t have any tinfoil left so Ben wrapped in two layers of baking paper – it worked for this meal, I don’t know about others.
// Sunrise and Sea Breeze Cocktails / Steak and Salad //
And as promised… my paleo pancakes!!
Paleo Banana Pancakes with Berry Compote and Coconut Whipped Cream
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