Good morning everyone! I've been missing out on the WIAW
parties for far too long - not anymore though! Time to re-join the par-tay.
As the title alludes to, I won't be showing you what I ate on Memorial Day, but rather what I ate around Memorial Day. You see, we were originally planning on doing a family activity and a barbeque this past Monday to honor our hard-working veterans, but I had to work, there was yard work to be done, and the evening was windy - not the best weather for a bbq! So the point of all of that is that the more exciting days of eats were Sunday and Tuesday, not Monday.
So let's take a look, shall we? Sunday started off as all good days do, with a large mug of green tea and a nice crisp apple:
And yes that would be a snowman on my mug. Sometimes, you've gotta improvise. And besides, Christmas is, er, only six months away...
For breakfast, I rolled with my favorite baked donut
Made with spelt flour instead of brown rice flour.
Now it may look like like an over-sized muffin top, but I assure you it was delicious. And that frosting. Oh that frosting. I definitely made a bit extra because that stuff seriously rocks. You must
try it. Even if you don't make the donut. Put it on pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, toast, eat it off a spoon
... It's so simple, but as we discussed last time, sometimes simple is best. And can you really go wrong with a mixture of peanut butter, coconut, and maple? I think not.
Mid-morning snack: kale chips! They're the same ones (well, obviously not the
same ones haha) I blogged about in this post
. Yep, the obsession is still going strong. And of course I also went out and rode my horse. Definitely a major high-light of the day!
Lunch consisted of a rather large, baked sweet potato topped with peanut flour sauce + a bucket load of cinnamon. After I took the picture, I literally drowned that bad boy in cinnamon. On the side, I had raw veggies with honey mustard for dipping and nut thins (another obsession of mine).
You know how I mentioned a family activity? Well, that would be bowling! My dad and I were on a team against my mom and brother, and we won the first two games! We lost the last one by two points - we had to make my mom and brother feel good you know. ;) It was a ton of fun! I'm still not a very good bowler, but I'm getting better!
Bowling worked up our apptite so when we were done, we headed to dinner at a Southwest grill. Of course that meant chips and salsa, aka the best part of Mexican food. Following chips and salsa, I dug into this mighty tasty chili-honey glazed salmon with roasted vegetables and mango sauce:
The vegetables are hiding!
I really wanted froyo after dinner, but the closest one is a bit of a drive. Well, there is one pretty close to my house, but to be honest, it's not very good. Not nearly enough flavors and toppings and, the toppings are what froyo's all about!
Instead, I had this:
I love trying different ice creams/frozen yogurt/"ice cream" (if it's a frozen dessert, I'm pretty much sure to like it), and I've been quite impressed with NadaMoo so far. Even though it's made with coconut milk, you can't taste the coconut, it just makes it super creamy. Don't get me wrong, I love coconut. But I don't always want it. If it says mint chip, I want mint chip, not coconut mint chip! I've tried this flavor and the maple pecan, and I love them both, though the maple pecan does take the cream a bit - the maple flavor is really intense and awesome!
And now for yesterday's eats. The day started just like Sunday did, with this (and a mug that won't melt in the hot summer sun ;) ):
I had work at eight, so after my green tea and apple, I shoved down this:
My first Chobani flip, and I must say that I'm a fan. I loved the graham cracker + white chocolate combo. Too good. Along side the flip, I had a piece of toast smothered in peanut butter. I love crunchy peanut butter, but I must say, it is a pain to spread on toast!
After breakfast, I flew out the door to work. By the time I arrived back home at about 12:30, I was starving. Nothing a good sandwich can't fix though!
Hummus, provolone, tomato, lettuce, and peperoncinis (<- best idea ever) on whole grain bread. With a side of steamed brussels and honey mustard for veggie dippin'. A bit later in the day, I had a bowl of berries. I <3 berries. And these were pretty fantastic. Thank goodness for summer.
They were eaten on the road while my mom and I went to run errands.
So you know I mentioned a delayed barbeque? Well that was tonight! I had my dad grill me up a homemade Italian Feast "sausage" from Vegan Brunch. I love them and try to always keep some on hand (I make a batch and then freeze them).
Unfortunately there were no hotdog buns, but no matter, just time for some improvising. And of course I topped it with honey mustard and on the side had some steamed broccoli with yet more honey mustard. Yes, I am obsessed with honey mustard. No, I am not ashamed. I also tried dill relish on a "hotdog" for the first time. It's never appealed to me before, but I decided to give a try, and I'm glad I did. This "hotdog" was so good! My dad grilled it to absolute perfection.
After dinner, my mom and I took our pups for a quick twenty minute walk around the neighborhood. And then we came back for dessert because no good barbeque can end without a good, cold treat. Cold, juicy watermelons is the best for that, but since we didn't have any, ice cream is the next best thing. Or Oikos chocolate Greek frozen yogurt. With sprinkles because they make everything better.
Nothing like a good barbeque to ring is the summer!
Have you ever tried NadaMoo? If so, what did you think?
Honey mustard or regular mustard?
I used to despise regular mustard and would only go near honey mustard. I still widely prefer honey mustard, but I did try regular mustard on a Subway sandwich the other day and it wasn't all that bad...
Have you barbecued lately?