“Heeeey Yoooou Guuuuuys.”
Every single time I say or type that phrase, I immediately think of Sloth from Goonies, so it’s only fair I spread the love and share the wealth or my weirdness with all of you. I like to share, and if you’ve never seen Goonies, I’m not sure if we can still be friends because you are way too young for me. In an effort to fight off aging, I’m only going to surround myself with people twenty plus years and older from now on. I think I’m onto something here.
So I’m assuming you’re not here to learn about all my anti-aging issues (I found another gray patch last night….not a hair, a whole patch, mind you). Instead, you’re here for What I Ate Wednesday, sponsored by our Hostess with the Mostess, Ms. Jenn from Peas and Crayons. You want to see my eats, and I’m guessing you’ll be wanting to see a whole day of them too. After all, isn’t that sort of the point of WIAW.
Well, I’m afraid I’m going to have to disappoint you today. I’ve only got a half day of food to share because when you sleep until noon on Sunday, you kind of miss breakfast; at least in my house. That’s not totally true though. I did eat breakfast, but I ate it at lunch time, so I really skipped lunch. The point is I don’t have a full day of food to share because I didn’t eat a full day (bad food blogger, bad). Instead, I was out partying with people much younger than me on Saturday night. Even at my age, I can still hang, although hang might not be the right word because it implies gravity, which is definitely not my friend. If I could, I’d take gravity out back and beat the crap out of it. My non-violence stance does not apply to gravity and somehow I’ve gotten back to aging. On with the food.
I inhaled a smoothie first thing upon waking Sunday afternoon. It had bananas, blueberries, a little pineapple juice, and it tasted exactly like blueberry cobbler. I have no idea why or how, but it was good and gone in sixty seconds. Alright it really took me like five minutes to put down the whole jar, and if I’m being totally honest, the Hubby snagged a sip too. Still being honest, I didn’t want to share with him.
I was however more than happy to share breakfast, albeit eaten at lunch time (man, this must be confusing).
Since I already had the blueberries out, and we had picked up a loaf of this amazing Portuguese bread from the Breadsmith, which was described as “light, zesty, citrusy, and pillowy,” I knew I had to make French Toast. Let me tell you, this French Toast rocked my world, in a really good way. I would eat this every day if it wouldn’t make me obese. Sadly it would, so every so often shall have to suffice.
Speaking of blueberries, do you know they can help fight aging? It’s why I’ve been eating a pint full a week, and likely the reason I was able to stay out so late on Saturday. The latter claim might be a stretch, but it sounds cool and it’s my blog so I’m rolling with it. What isn’t a stretch is blueberries are like a wonder drug, so go forth and eat them in mass quantities. As usual, you don’t have to take my word for it (although I’m not sure why you wouldn’t since my non-medical degree supports my hypothesis, and I use cool words like hypothesis, thereby giving me credibility), you can read all about them here.
After such a decadent lunch, breakfast or whatever you want to call it, I knew a satisfying and veggie packed dinner was most certainly in order. It doesn’t hurt that this month’s theme is Love Your Veggies either. In an effort to do just that and maybe detox my system, I made veggie stir fry with cauliflower, green beans, asparagus, red onion, green and red bell peppers, and broccoli. I have listed them clockwise, in order of appearance below, starting with the cruciferous vegetable at the top left. Few things trump alpha order. This does though, and lots of veggies equal lots of deliciousness.
I sautéed them all in a bit of olive oil and some seasonings (can you say Citrus Rosemary Salt; I can) and gently laid them on a bed of seven grains. I really like the Seeds of Change Seven Whole Grains packages. They come with long grain brown rice, wild rice, barley, oats, spelt and bulgur. Basically, they are awesome and a perfect complement to a boatload or plateful, if you want to get technical about it, of veggies. A glass of wine wouldn’t hurt either, but I refrained.
I think it’s fair assessment to say I love my veggies, especially because I ate this exact same dinner last Thursday night too.
Tell me about a day of your eats? What’s your favorite French Toast topping? Do you have anti-aging issues too? Should I roll around in a bathtub of blueberries. I’d try it, if you said it’d help.