What I Ate Wednesday: Summer Staples Edition

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Hi friends!

Wow, I missed almost an entire month of What I Ate Wednesday due to our Europe trip.

And I really don’t want to share today’s eats with you, because to be honest, they were less than healthy. :-o

Instead, I would like to share the summer staples that made up for the majority of my eats this summer. So, how about both?

  1. Today:

    Pretty Peach!

    - Breakfast: coffee, homemade (from scratch!) Swedish cinnamon bun (kanelbulle – these are not as soft and spongy as the North American version, but dense, doughy and delicious)
    - A.M. Snack: organic peach
    - Late Lunch: Cheeseburger and Fries from a new local deli/diner just around the corner.
    - P.M. Snack/Treat: another cinnamon bun
    - Dinner (*planned as of writing this post*): Salad with sauteed mushrooms, heirloom tomato salsa, organic corn, hard boiled egg

    OK, I guess today’s eats weren’t so bad after all.

  2. Summer Staples:

    I literally had these at least once a week

    - Pizza (always a staple!) ;-)
    - Kombucha
    - Organic Heirloom Tomatoes – we pick up a ton of those at the Farmers Market each week

    Produce that's currently in season is so good!

    - Organic Peaches and Plums – have you tried Champagne Peaches??? OMG!!! Foodgasm!!!
    - Family BBQ’s
    - Freshly squeezed orange juice (love Cyoni here in Vancouver, and we had a glass of Brämhult’s almost every morning in Sweden)

I’m not looking forward to the end of summer. It will be bittersweet. BUT, let’s focus on the fact that the farmers market is running until mid-October! :razz:

What did you eat today? What were your summer staples this year?

Peas and CrayonsIf you’d like to know more about What I Ate Wednesday or join in on the fun, check out Peas and Crayons.

Some Unfinished Business

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We’re back!

Our vacation in Sweden and Germany was fantastic! However, it went by far too quickly and we’re already back in beautiful Vancouver to enjoy the rest of summer.

Obviously the fridge was empty, so on the firsts day back we hit up the farmer’s market and scored some great fruits (organic peaches and plums), bread, and peas. The peaches are sooooo juicy and delicious this time of year!

I also made a Whole Foods stop for organic meat and fresh wild salmon, which we had last night. Smothered in garlic, lemon, olive oil and this West Coast Spice Rub, which was sent to me in one of my very first foodie penpals packages from Lyndsay.

Salmon, together with some organic new nugget potatoes and a salad on the side = perfection!

Too bad I forgot to take a photo of the actual dish, once it was ready. To make up for the unfinished picture business, I thought I’d share a picture of the leftovers a.k.a. my son’s lunch today.

He’s a foodie. :)

Tonight’s dinner (chili) is simmering away on the stove and after that I’m gonna catch some zzz’s.

See ya later!

Preparing for Take-Off & WIAW

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Wow, it’s Wednesday! This means we will be flying to Europe in two days! :-D

It also means, I get to share my eats with you!

Peas and Crayons

But first things first, the little Mr. is going to walk very soon (he can walk assisted, when holding on to our fingers), so to protect his little toes, I decided it’s finally time for a pair of shoes! He’s had shoes on his feet before, but he always managed to wiggle them off, somehow.

We picked up a pair of Robeez soft soled sandals for the summer. I hope they stay on his feet. :)

Baby Sandals!

So cute. I think baby shoe shopping is even better than shoe shopping for myself! There are sooo many cute and stylish options out there, I actually had a hard time making up my mind what to get for the little guy.

Moving on to the eats.


  • cup of coffee with milk
  • bowl of yogurt, organic strawberries and a crumbled granola bar on top.

I'm loving plain yogurt lately. I guess the dairy break is officially over – we're friends again!


  • Quiznos small turkey sandwich with guacamole (no bacon)
  • Starbuck’s iced coffee. [forgot to take pictures - sorry!]


  • The little guy’s leftover half of a banana.
  • More yogurt, strawberries & kamut puffs.

Cereal, cereal, more cereal!

Lots and lots of water.



  • Random mix of things found in the fridge. We’re trying to empty the fridge before our trip.

mixed salad, sliced spicy chicken breast, potato wedges


  • The usual walking
  • carrying & bouncing baby
  • dip in the pool earlier today! :)

That concludes this week’s What I ate Wednesday [WIAW]. If you’re interested in learning more, you can contact Jenn at Peas & Crayons.

We have a whole lot of stuff to do (paperwork, cleaning, packing, etc.) before we go on vacation, but I can’t wait to see our family and friends!

If you’re interested in writing a fun little food-, fitness-, family-, traveling-, or fun-related guest post in the next three weeks, feel free to email me or contact me on twitter @susoniadotcom!

OK, gotta go get organized!