Salsa Love & What I Ate Wednesday

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Hey friends! Hope you had a great start into October so far!

I’ve been enjoying a lovely sunny day today, beginning with class in the morning and a nice walk along the beautiful seawall in the afternoon, after my son woke up from his nap.

It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for another WIAW post over here.

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I’m in the middle of studying for a midterm exam next week and I have to write a report for another class, so unfortunately eats haven’t been very creative. Add a case of the lazybones to the mix (I hate grocery shopping, especially if it’s nice outside…) and we’re stuck with what’s in the fridge. Which actually is full, but I’m not really inspired to make anything out of it…

Breakfast/Brunch: Coffee to go from UBC’s Blue Chip Cookies (I also picked up an unpictured Brazil Crunch cookie to share with my guys at home later – it was gone too fast);

also: unpictured cheese sandwich (whole wheat bread, cheddar, cucumber) eaten during class.

Snack: Yogurt and Granola  from last months Foodie Penpals package and organic raspberries from Saturday’s trip to the farmers market

My 13-month old’s snack plate looked similar: organic farmers market peaches (remember, they are part of the dirty dozen, so we try to only buy the organic version – especially if they are meant to be eaten by the little guy; also, they taste a lot better when local and in season in my opinion…), raspberries and a cream cheese sandwich cut in bite-size pieces.

Lunch: WF hot bar shared with the little guy – sorry, forgot to take a picture, but we had greens, turkey (for Mr. Hungry), beans, roasted potatoes, cucumber and miso dressing

Dinner: Butternut Squash and Bean Quesadilla with roasted potatoes, herbed yogurt dip and Mr’s Renfro’s Mango Habanero Salsa (<- as I was checking their website, I was surprised to see tons of other flavours! The Ghost Pepper Salsa sounds like something I’d love to try – - from the Mr’s Renfro’s website.: “The ghost pepper takes on many forms – pepper spray, hand grenades, smoke bombs…and now salsa!“  Plus, they are obviously so much cheaper in the states…)

Well, if you excuse me, but I’m off to study for my exam and catch up on readings, while munching on some nachos and more Mango Habanero Salsa.

What are your plans for this mid-week evening?

Peaches, Peaches [What I Ate Wednesday]

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Hey, hey, hey! Happy Hump Day!

It’s Wednesday and that means I get to share my eats of the day with you guys!

***It also means that my Sweet Swedish Treats Giveaway is still running for 4 more days, until September 30th! Make sure to check it out, if you ever wanted to taste Swedish chocolate!!!***

And without further ado, let’s get straight to business!

Breakfast: Yogurt, raspberries and granola, vanilla-flavored coffee (more on this in another post)

Late AM/After School Snack: Banana topped with chocolate hazelnut butter from the farmer’s market

Lunch: Vegan Red Lentil Soup (yes, I made it again! Little guy liked it, and it’s so easy to throw together, so I decided to whip up another batch…)

PM Snack: Peach, hardboiled egg

Dinner: Umm, something with heirloom tomatoes? It’s in the making as of now, but I haven’t completely decided. Most likely something simple like roasted tomato and chickpea spread (the only prep work I have to do), pita, and spinach salad…

I know it’s supposed to be What I ATE Wednesday, but I have to sneak blogging in when I can and it’s not going to happen after dinner. Mama’s gotta rest at some point! ;)

But just for fun I’m throwing in some eats of the week! Be warned, it’s a little repetitive. We picked up so many peaches and nectarines at the farmers market, it’s insane! How is the old saying again, “A peach a day…”?

Weekend Brunch: Mushroom Omelet and Peach

Lunch: Grilled Cheese and Peach

Another Lunch:

See a pattern? ;)

I’m starting to question, if these really are organic peaches, because they are gigantic! And extremely juicy and delicious (and expensive)! But I don’t really get the quirky farmers market vibes, but more of an in-for-a-quick-buck business attitude from the particular stand where we used to pick them up. Gotta check out the other organic farmers’ peaches this weekend!

Anyway, I hope you had some great eats this past week as well! Did you already have any fall foods/treats? I sure did: Homemade Pumpkin Loaf, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Roasted Squash, and Soup!

Peas and Crayons

For more info on What I Ate Wednesday, check out Peas & Crayons!

Well, I have a fitness class with Jillian Micheals the TV to attend. Yay 30-Day shred! ;)

See you soon and don’t forget to check out my giveaway!

Balancing Act [What i Ate Wednesday]

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Happy What I Ate Wednesday!

Hope you had a good week so far!

The past couple of weeks have been a little crazy! It’s all about balancing my life as mama and as a student, and by blogging about my eats I have been really motivated to achieve that balance.

With a little bit of meal planning and a trip to Whole Foods, I was able to stock up on some basics, stocks and treats. I was also able to pre-cook some meals for the week/freezer, including a favourite of ours, Pasta Bolognese. And before I move on to today’s eats, I just want to turn your attention to this ridiculous wild salmon dinner we had last night:

Baked with a tamari-maple glaze and served with a farmers market salad and broiled asparagus! Food Nirvana!

And the best of all: Lunch leftovers for the little guy for today!

I knew he liked salmon, but I was especially stoked to see him scarf down the asparagus pieces! And we shared a fruit bowl as lunch dessert.  :razz:

On to my own eats:

Breakfast: Leftover Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Cereal from Eat Yourself Skinny.

Snacks included an unpictured jalapeno and cheddar bagel on the bus ride home (I was starving after class…) and mom & baby smoothies (“Peaches and Greens” – peach, nectarine, frozen ‘nana, handful of spinach and almond milk).

Lunch: Red Lentil Soup (with a Sriracha hot sauce heart) for me and the above salmon and asparagus for my son, followed by the mixed fruit.

PM Snack: Homemade pumpkin loaf (I obviously had to share again) and currently snacking on nachos with Mr.’s Renfro’s Mango Habanero Salsa which is burning my mouth off! Yet I’m strangely addicted. :-o

Dinner is still cooking and will be BBQ pulled chicken with heirloom tomato salsa and mixed salad. ETA of dinner is probably around 11PM. Yep, one of those days…

Not to self: Buy more Salsa!

Those were today’s eats for What I Ate Wednesday. If you like to join the fun, check out Jenn’s blog, Peas and Crayons.

Peas and Crayons***Also, thank you for all your entries to my Swedish treats giveaway so far! I love reading about your favourite Swedish food. If you haven’t already, be sure to check it out here!***

Hope you have a fantastic rest of the week!