What I Ate Wednesday: Fresh Food

I have a confession to make. . . well, most of you have probably figured this out about me by now. I eat the same things over and over and over again. One thing I often do is make a huge batch of something and eat it all week long for dinner. This is great for saving time and effort; however, I have officially become sick of eating the same foods all of the time. This past week, I have really been branching out in terms of cooking new foods (and eating down my pantry in the process.) One thing I certainly did not do this week was “bulk cook.” I actually have been and plan on eating varied and fresh meals every night this week!

Before I dive into what I ate, let’s take a moment to give a shout out to Jenn for hosting this lovely party!


I have what seems like an endless supply of granola in my pantry, all different brands! I finally tore into this raw granola from One Lucky Duck that I ordered a while back.

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I served it as usual– with coconut milk kefir, cinnamon, banana, and a tablespoon of raw tahini.

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The granola was incredible, and the most interesting part of it is it had a noticeable and very delicious hint of orange in it.  Too bad that the actual amount in the bag is so little!

For lunch, I had some TJ’s minestrone soup, which I adore because it tastes so good and includes so many different veggies, beans and brown rice to boot.  I topped it with some sauteed spinach (cooked in olive oil and seasoned with salt, garlic and pepper).

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The soup is not that substantial, so for more protein, I paired it with a small container of plain Greek yogurt mixed with blueberries, strawberries and pine nuts for crunch.  Yes, folks, I am back on the dairy train, mostly for purposes of protein.  I know it is possible to get dairy from vegan sources, but frankly, I am not that good at it and it takes a lot of work for me to get adequate amounts.  So, dairy to the rescue!  As far as how my gut feels with the addition of dairy, I feel like I had constant stomachaches even before I added it back into my life, so it was not necessarily the culprit for my distress!

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My favorite snack lately has been this Two Moms In The Raw raw granola bar with black almond  rooibos tea.  Hits the spot every time!

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Now here’s a new dinner for ya!  I made myself some black bean spaghetti (post on that alone coming soon!) with marinara, served along more sauteed spinach and roasted cauliflower.  I also mixed in a few chunks of feta into the spaghetti for more flavor.  Like I said, a full post on this spaghetti is coming at you shortly, but for now, I will just saw it was quite tasty!  My favorite part though was the cauliflower, which I seasoned with TJ’s garlic salt and olive oil.

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I did have some unpictured dark chocolate for dessert.  Some things never change!

What was the best thing you ate this past week?  Have you ever tried black bean spaghetti?

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