I just cracked myself up writing this title. Looks like a bunch of jumbled up letters with no purpose. Thanks for joining me for What I Ate Wednesday, #14!! Each week I write this no judgment post about what I ate during the week. This week I am throwing in a bit of a recipe as well (full recipe next week) for paleo chili, it’s seriously delicious!
In last weeks WIAW I wrote about a rainy day and I should have waited to title this one rainy day, because it has not stopped pouring for three days with no end in sight. It’s so cold I’ve whipped out my ugg boots, sweatpants, and turned on the heat lamps in Australia, in January.
This weather is definitely calling for a day of comfort foods… Let’s get into it shall we?
There was one paleo banana and pineapple muffin left this morning – I called dibs! Just kidding. Ben left the house without realizing what he was leaving behind and I got the muffin! I served it up with greek yogurt and extra pineapple, because you can never have too much pineapple!
We had a super smart moment on Monday night when we decided to buy Italian sausages, onions, and peppers and grill them up even though we’d already had dinner. Planning ahead for lunches this week was a very smart move! The sausages are gluten and preservative free, with no added junk making them completely paleo and easy for whipping up when we are fresh out of ideas.
Please tell me we aren’t the only people who make snacks and eat them while they cook dinner.
We cooked up a Chiko Roll, which up until I had my first Chiko Roll on Australia Day I thought was a chicken roll up. In fact there is no chicken in a Chiko Roll, just vegetables and beef, rolled up and fried in a thick shell.
It’s not paleo, but we gave ourselves a pass on Paleo for Australia Day so we could drink beer and eat whatever we want, and now we have to finish all those gluten filled yummies.
With the cold rainy weather I was craving some comfort food in the form of my mom’s chili. The chili is quite honestly amazing and perfect for a cold day, but it has sugar and beans which aren’t classified as paleo. Despite our unhealthy snack and the dessert we had after dinner (we’ll get there) we wanted to keep this chili as paleo as possible. I subbed out the sugar for garlic and onion powders, the tomato soup (it contains sugar) with tomato puree and oregano, and replaced beans with cubed potatoes. The resulting meal was fantastic!
So fantastic that I finally whipped out props and set up a photo shoot for the chili this morning which means… recipe coming next week!!
Australia Day Monday was unseasonably cold and rainy, but that didn’t stop us from going out and getting a lamington cake (traditional Australian dessert) as a nice end to a crummy day. We each had another slice (or two) Tuesday night so we could finish the cake up and get it out of the house.
On a totally unrelated note, Ben came home yesterday with 27 basa fish fillets!! I kind of like fish, but it’s not my favorite… so I am majorly open to suggestions for fish recipes.
Do you snack while you are cooking dinner?
What was your favorite meal this week?