Another seven days have gone by, which means time for our weekly edition of What I Ate Wednesday (or really whatever day I choose to share). When you’re done here, make sure to head over to Peas and Crayons and give a big ol’ thank you to our lovely host, Jenn.
Contrary to my title, I’ve got nothing today; nada, zilch, zip, zero.
It’s not because I haven’t been eating. I’d be pretty hangry by now, if that were the case. Rather, my food has been uninspiring. Don’t get me wrong, it’s been good, and in some cases really delicious, but there’s been nothing I wanted to write about (well, except for one meal, but that’s going to be a whole ‘nother post).
I typically start photographing every single meal on the weekends until inspiration hits and I know I’ve got my WIAW gig. Then, I start writing it in my head days ahead of time, and I get to put the camera down. Yeah well, I’m still photographing every meal because I’ve got nothing. No words anyway; I do have a whole bunch of pictures though. Since my creative mojo has taken a temporary (I hope) leave of absence, I’m going to share a bundle of my eats from the past few days and hope it’s sufficient. Hence, my title: Everything But The Kitchen Sink. Grab your hats, hold on to your seats because here we go.
Clockwise from Top Left: banana spinach and strawberry smoothie (yep, drinking my greens is my new normal); homemade peanut butter granola with mini chocolate chips; toasted Italian bread with strawberry jam; homemade plain granola with honey flavored Greek yogurt and fresh raspberries; a banana and Paw Paw smoothie (Paw Paw is the state fruit of Ohio); and freshly baked banana walnut muffins. Seeing it all together, it would appear I have a banana fetish, and I’m not really surprised. I like phallic things.
Clockwise from Top Left: Nature’s Bin pumpkin ravioli with black beans, squash and Ancho chili; Chipolte Bowl with brown rice, black beans, veggies, tomatoes and cheese; Nature’s Bin sweet potato gnocchi with roasted squash and apples; and Au Bon Pain’s scrambled eggs topped with black beans, roasted peppers and cheese from the salad bar, alongside rosemary roasted potatoes.
What I learned here is I don’t really make my own lunches, and of course you know I adore Nature’s Bin (my grocery store): sweet potato gnocchi, pumpkin ravioli. Talk about impressive. Why would I make my own lunches when I can eat this stuff, which is prepared fresh daily, using real whole ingredients? Plus making every meal of every day is hard, so when help comes in the form of these little lunches, count me in.
Clockwise from Top Left: Nature’s Bin honey roasted peanuts; an apple and a kiwi, Pumpkin Cranberry Crunch; and an apple, a banana, and a kiwi.
It’s official; apparently, I’m obsessed with bananas and Nature’s Bin.
Lemon and Lime Infused Water in my new favorite container: the Citrus Zinger, which is quite possibly the greatest invention of our time. More to come later on this baby.
Clockwise from Top: grilled cheese; pasta with tomatoes, feta, Kalmata olives, and garlic; garlic smothered asparagus; broccoli cheddar Quiche; and butternut squash ravioli accompanied by a spinach salad with strawberries and blue cheese.
All in all, I have to say I’ve been eating really well; it’s a pity I can’t seem to write about it. I suspect work (i.e. the job that pays for my ridiculous grocery bills) is the culprit. It has been insanely busy, and by the time I get home at night, my brain is fried. Like this is your brain on drugs fried. It might also explain why my favorite meal from the past few days was also the easiest to prepare.