Category Archives: #WIAW

What I Ate Wednesday 11/06

What I Ate Wednesday is a blog link-up hosted over at Peas & Crayons, encouraging bloggers to post pictures of what they ate over a whole day. Hopefully taking part will show you guys whether or not I stick to the mealplan and give a bit more insight into what I can eat on my budget.

I’ve missed taking part in WIAW for the last couple of weeks – excited to be back sharing my eats this Wednesday¬†ūüôā Pretty typical day for me – I seem to be off soup for lunch and having salads more, must be because it’s getting vaguely summery. ¬†Oh, I forgot to take a pic of the banana I had mid-morning, but you all know what they look like, right?

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8am Breakfast: porridge made  with milk, a little brown sugar, cinnamon and apple slices

11am Snack (not pictured): a banana

1pm Lunch: Couscous salad with feta, sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, pepper and spices, with a quick carrot and cumin slaw on the side

7.40pm Dinner: Chorizo, black eye bean, pepper and tomato spicy stew with basmati rice

10.15pm¬†Snack:¬†Couldn’t resist an end-slice of my fresh baked no-knead bread with butter

What I Ate Wednesday 21/05

What I Ate Wednesday is a blog link-up hosted over at Peas & Crayons, encouraging bloggers to post pictures of what they ate over a whole day.  Hopefully taking part will show you guys whether or not I stick to the mealplan and give a bit more insight into what I can eat on my budget.

 

Pretty typical day today – tried out a new combo in having apple in my porridge (that’s as adventurous as breakfast gets for me – but it was so tasty!), soup for lunch and vegetarian fajitas for dinner.

9.00am

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Sorry about the terrible pic – I wolfed down half of my porridge before remember I was supposed to be photographing it! ¬†The porridge today was made with a small¬†apple, half a¬†banana,¬†cinnamon,¬†nutmeg,¬†milk,¬†brown sugar,¬†oats¬†and a pinch of¬†salt¬†and was seriously tasty (if a bit un-photogenic). ¬†Need to do a post on porridge soon – don’t think I have yet ūüôā

12noon

Had the other half of the banana and another small apple for a snack.

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1pm

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Lunch was cream of mushroom soup (made with fresh and dried mushrooms, white wine, an onion, garlic, milk, vegetable stock and thyme) and homemade seeded bread with butter.

7.30pm

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Vegetable fajitas¬†for dinner – yum! ūüôā

  • green¬†and¬†yellow peppers, frozen green beans,¬†onions,¬†courgette,¬†garlic,¬†lime juice¬†and lots of¬†spices
  • homemade salsa (tinned tomatoes,¬†onion,¬†garlic,¬†lime,¬†chilli powder,¬†tabasco)
  • homemade¬†brown wraps
  • cheese, natural yoghurt¬†and¬†jalapenos

What I Ate Wednesday 14/05

What I Ate Wednesday is a blog link-up hosted over at Peas & Crayons, encouraging bloggers to post pictures of what they ate over a whole day.  Hopefully taking part will show you guys whether or not I stick to the mealplan and give a bit more insight into what I can eat on my budget.

9.00am

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Usual work breakfast of porridge made up with milk, a pinch of salt, cinnamon, a little brown sugar and banana.

11.30am

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Snack of tinned peaches.

1.00pm

Lunch was some of the same lentil and coconut soup as last week with homemade brown bread and butter.

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7.15pm

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For dinner we had a Middle Eastern-style feast (we didn’t manage all of this between us, there was some left over!):

  • homemade wholemeal pittas
  • peppers, courgettes and onions roasted in olive oil and sumac
  • homemade hummous (chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, peanut butter)
  • salad leaves dressed in olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • couscous with dried apricots, Za’tar spice mix, lemon juice, mixed spice and chilli flakes

What I Ate Wednesday 07/5

What I Ate Wednesday is a blog link-up hosted over at Peas & Crayons, encouraging bloggers to post pictures of what they ate over a whole day.  Hopefully taking part will show you guys whether or not I stick to the mealplan and give a bit more insight into what I can eat on my budget.

 

Was off work with the bank holiday on Monday so my eats were a wee bit different than normal РI tend to eat at different times and maybe snack a bit more than normal on days off.

10am – Breakfast

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Summer fruit and banana milkshake¬†made with half a pint of¬†whole milk, a¬†banana¬†and 80g¬†frozen mixed summer fruits. ¬†Bonus peek of a furry face in this picture too ūüėČ

2.00pm – Lunch

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Small bowl of homemade lentil & coconut soup (made with red lentils, onion, carrots, coconut milk, homemade chicken stock, ghee, garlic, frozen spinach and Madras curry powder) served with cream crackers, butter and mature cheddar.

Accompanied by a bottle of apple juice (Dave had lunch out and brought me the apple juice from his meal deal, awww)

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5.00pm – Snack

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Cup of Brewhaha¬†rose tea*¬†with a homemade¬†chocolate “hobnob”-type biscuit¬†(self-raising flour, oats,¬†sugar,¬†baking fat,¬†maple syrup,¬†baking powder,¬†topped with¬†plain chocolate)

7.30pm – Dinner

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Slightly random but oddly delicious dinner tonight:

  • peppered smoked mackerel
  • homemade coleslaw (red cabbage,¬†carrot, mayonnaise)
  • cooked asparagus
  • and¬†sticky short-grain rice

*Disclaimer: the rose tea was not a freebie (sadly) and I just mentioned it cos I like it a lot (well, it was a gift, but not from Brewhaha, they don’t know who I am!). ¬†I wouldn’t object if anyone does want to send me free rose tea though… ūüėČ

What I Ate Wednesday 30/04

What I Ate Wednesday is a blog link-up hosted over at Peas & Crayons, encouraging bloggers to post pictures of what they ate over a whole day.  Hopefully taking part will show you guys whether or not I stick to the mealplan and give a bit more insight into what I can eat on my budget.

8.15am

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I ate breakfast at home today, and had bran flakes with banana and whole milk for a change.

11.00am

Usual snack of tinned fruit pieces – pineapple this time.

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1.00pm

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Lunch today was lentil and veg soup (made with homemade ham stock, a little bit of ham dripping, onions, carrots, swede, peas and red lentils) with some homemade brown bread.

3.30pm

I don’t usually snack in the afternoon but my colleague had brought in some homemade caramel shortbread so it seem rude to refuse ūüėČ

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7.30pm

lentil stew

Dinner was:

  • Lentil stew (green-brown lentils with carrot, sweet potato, onions, veg stock, tomato puree, smoked paprika, various herbs) – yes, I realise I had a lot of lentils today!
  • Herby suet dumplings (veg suet, flour, salt, dried¬†herbs)
  • Frozen green beans on the side

Well that was Monday’s food – I’ll try and remember to take part next week too, and to vary the diet a bit more. ¬†Can you tell I like lentils?!

What I Ate Wednesday 16/04

What I Ate Wednesday is a blog link-up hosted over at Peas & Crayons, encouraging bloggers to post pictures of what they ate over a whole day.  Hopefully taking part will show you guys whether or not I stick to the mealplan and give a bit more insight into what I can eat on my budget.

9am – Breakfast

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Just like¬†last time, I had breakfast at work – porridge (rolled oats made in the microwave with a mix of semi-skimmed milk and water, a shake of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp brown sugar and a pinch of salt), topped with sliced banana. ¬†You can see I made it less soup-like this time ūüėČ

11.30am – Snack

photo (9)Normally I go for fruit, but today I had a couple of small carrots cut into sticks and dipped in a tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter.

 

1pm – Lunch

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Lunch was cream of parsnip soup I made at the weekend (with parsnips, onion, vegetable stock¬†from a cube, double cream, nutmeg and a little whole milk to top up the cream, as I didn’t have enough. Oh, and a little¬†vegetable oil to fry the onion in) with some homemade brown bread. ¬†Finished with a tub of tinned pineapple pieces (about a third of the tin).

7.45pm – Dinner

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Bit of a late dinner tonight РI went for a short run after work so was late getting started with cooking (first run in months, ahem).  We had a new recipe, right on mealplan: 

  • carrot and cashew nut cutlets (carrot, onion, garlic, yellow pepper, breadcrumbs, cashews, cumin, chilli powder, an egg and a little vegetable oil);
  • served with couscous flavoured with lemon juice, chopped coriander and sliced dried apricots;
  • salad leaves, spring onions and¬†tomatoes¬†dressed in olive oil and balsamic vinegar;
  • and finally an easy raita made by stirring mint sauce and finely sliced onion into natural yoghurt.

Full recipe for the nut cutlets to follow tomorrow – they were seriously good!