It’s that time again; time for another exciting edition of What I Ate Wednesday!
And the crowd goes wild, or at least the food bloggers do.
For anyone new to this game, where the hell have you been? I kid. On a serious note (or at least as serious as I can be), WIAW stands for What I Ate Wednesday, and it’s a day of glory and revelry for food bloggers everywhere since we get to publish an entire days worth of eats from start to finish. It gives you a glimpse into our twisted little worlds and definitely our daily eats. First and foremost, mad props to Ms. Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting our weekly party (throw your hands up), even when she’s experiencing technical difficulties. Now, that’s dedication. Make sure to stop by her site and say hello; after you finish here first, of course.
Typically on WIAW, I capture a days worth of weekend eats; either Saturday or Sunday because it works out better for a variety of reasons. I have more time to prepare what I think will be a pretty meal; sadly this doesn’t always work out. I have the ability and wherewithal to stage the photo; a sprig of parsley here, a clove of garlic there. And most importantly, I can photograph my plate of food outdoors in order to capture the natural light, and I do mean natural; there’s no sun here in Ohio; hasn’t been for a while. I’m not bitter though. Alright maybe I’m starting to get a little bitter. Note to self: must go buy fancy sun lamp or remember to take vitamin D. The former sounds cooler, although the latter will be more cost effective.
In any event, I thought about showing you my weekend eats, but then realized I divulged the majority of them on Monday. Plus, it seemed a little more real, more raw and perhaps a touch gritty to share a random weekday, especially since the majority of my meals are eaten at my desk at work, in crappy lighting, but eaten nonetheless. This is how I eat five seventh’s of the time (fraction alert, snap) so it just makes more sense to give you The Real Deal. Don’t worry I’ll be back to pretty in no time.
In sticking with my real theme, I’m going to share my Tuesday eats with all of you. It started with a standard banana.
My coworker said you shouldn’t eat bananas in public; I can’t imagine why.
Apparently, I’m a pirate. All that’s missing is my eye patch and a parrot named Petey. The simple fact I shared this ridiculous picture with you just shows I don’t care about the public perception of my banana eating ways. In fact, I think I’ll make it a point to eat my bananas publically from here forward. Well except the ones that get blended into my morning smoothie. Speaking of smoothies (nice transition, right?), I didn’t have one on Tuesday morning. Instead I ate banana and then I washed it all down with some homemade granola, topped with a scoop or three of Greek yogurt and a splash of fresh blueberries. I love blueberries. They taste great and are full of antioxidants, which will help keep me young. Who said this edition wasn’t going to be pretty?
Lunch was from my grocery store, Nature’s Bin (I still ❤ them very much). They sell these amazingly fresh prepackaged meals for all shapes and sizes (carnivores, vegheads, and vegans, oh my). Tuesday’s little gem was a Vegan Squash Risotto and before you turn your nose up (like my other coworker did), it might not be made with heavy cream, but it is made with wine. Plus, ya gotta give them presentation points for the freshly diced parsley on top.
My afternoon snack was simple and delicious: an apple with some natural peanut butter slathered on at least half the slices (there goes another fraction for those keeping count; is that just me?).
Dinner was an old stand by; a classic, if you will. I had a tomato who was on his last legs (provided they have legs) and some green onions leftover from our Super Bowl party, so it seemed only right to make scrambled Huevos Rancheros and top them with black beans, sautéed onions and peppers, cheddar cheese, diced tomato and chopped green onions. I got your protein right here…thumps chest wildly (and apparently I’m juicing again or had too much coffee this morning).
Finally, I rounded out the evening with the last slice of chocolate chip cookie pie. Yes, I absolutely stashed away a slice the night of the party. Mama didn’t raise no fools.
All in all, not too shabby for a full day of eats, and a weekday no less. In fact, they were actually kind of pretty. Wow, who knew?
Full disclosure time (after all, this is the Real Deal Edition), I’ll be home alone tonight (this is not an invitation to come and stalk me) so I suspect dinner will look a lot like this, minus the coffee.
There ain’t no shame in my game.
How about you? What’s a day in the life of your eats? Tell me all about it: the good, the bad, and even the poor lightning.