Eats

New favourites and WIAW

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I really can’t seem to catch up with blogging lately. Chasing a one and a half year-old around all day long will do that to a blogging schedule. Add a whole bunch of outings, appointments, paperwork and a cold into the mix and I’m one tired mama. But at the same time I’m savouring every minute with my little man, because he is just growing so fast!

So, what’s been happening so far this week?

  • Toddler family yoga! Love it! The instructor is so nice with the little ones, I almost regret not joining the class earlier.
  • There’s a whole bunch of mindless snacking going on, but I won’t go into details, because it will make me crave more of that stuff.
  • The slow cooker and I are BFFs.
  • Oh, and we got our work visas for the US!! California, here I come!!! We’re already looking for places to live and things to do, and we are super excited to be living in sunny San Diego.

Yesterdays eats were easy-peasy, because I felt lazy and had a cold, so I didn’t want to hang out in the kitchen all day. As usual, I’m linking up with the lovely Jenn from Peas & Crayons. Feel free to hop over there to 1.) congratulate her on her recently announced pregnancy and 2.) to check out some other fabulous food bloggers!

Breakfast was ready when I woke up:

I basically filled my large Nutribullet cup with 1/2 a chopped mango, an apple and spinach and stored in the fridge overnight. In the morning I just added some water and blended for about 45 seconds – done! I also had a small container overnight oats (rolled oats, chia seeds, plain almond milk) to fill me up for the morning. This combo kept me full for about 4 hours!

Lunch (sorry no pic): Warm Portobella, goat cheese and arugula salad from Terra Breads + HUUUGE latte. I needed a buzz. Don’t judge! ;)

Snack:

Cornbread (also from Terra)

Dinner:

Slow cooker pinto and black bean soup & half a yam topped with cottage cheese and green onion.

I told you the crockpot and I are getting along much better now. I guess I figured out that it simply cooks different from the stove or oven, and therefore I’m making different dishes, rather than trying to adapt a recipe for the slow cooker that’s actually meant to cook up quick.

I also found some more slow cooker recipes I definitely want to try:

Do you have any favourite crock pot meals you want to share? I’d love to read your ideas!

 

 

 

Meals FTW

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I  usually don’t plan more than 4-5 days ahead, because we don’t have a car and can’t make a huge grocery haul every week or two, but rather have the chance to buy fresh more often. Here’s what I’ll be making based on our recent grocery run.

Dinners:

  • Lemon-Black Pepper Arctic Char with Green Bean Fries  and garlic mayo. I made this last Tuesday and it was a hit so I decided to make it again. Protein: check. Veggies: check. Low-carb (except for the breadcrumbs in the crust): check. It’s a keeper.
  • Veggie Soba Noodles with broccoli, carrot, peppers, onion, thai curry, coconut milk and topped with Bake-Fried Tofu
  • Pasta with homemade Bolognese sauce (made a big batch, frozen in portions for two), and simple green salad
  • Green baked eggs and simple salad
  • Some kind of slow cooker chicken

Breakfast:

  • green smoothie, bread and cheese
  • eggs (boiled or scrambled) and some kind of bread
  • Overnight oats

Lunches/Snacks:

  • Tuna salad sandwich
  • hummus and carrots
  • Split Pea Soup (frozen leftovers)
  • omelet
  • out and about

Do you plan your meals in advance? Or do you usually wing it? For me, it’s a mix of both. I always try to plan ahead, but I’m not strict on the days, so in case something comes up, we can always switch around or change our minds.

And does “FTW” actually stand for “for the week” (I know it’s also “for the win”)?

New Fish On The Block {What I Ate Wednesday}

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*My Valentines Treat Giveaway ends tomorrow, Feb. 14, 2013 at midnight. Enter for a chance to win a $10 Starbucks gift card and 5 super delicious Dubbel Nougat Bars flown in from Sweden just for you!!!*

It’s What I Ate Wedensday again, and as usual, I’m linking up with Jenn (Peas & Crayons), who is hosting this fun weekly event. I just got back from a quick swim workout at our local pool and I didn’t take any pictures of today’s food, so therefore I present to you: Yesterdays Eats.

Breakfast:

PB+J and a cup of Earl Grey

AM Snack: Cinnamon Puffins + 1% milk

Lunch:

Funky Bowl: Rice, Taco Beef (leftover from the night before), cheddar, hot sauce, lettuce and avocado.

Previous Funky Bowls included this one and this one.

PM Snack: Hummus + carrots, Cactus Fig Green Tea (my favourite from Teaopia).

Dinner:

Lemon and Black Pepper Arctic Char, served with green bean “fries” and garlic mayo.

Recipe is coming up in the next few days.

Peas and Crayons

Have you ever tried arctic char? This was our first time, but I really thought it was delicious, not to flaky or fishy, and my two guys liked it too.

Did you try any new foods this week? Leave a comment to share! And don’t forget to check out my giveaway!