Posts tagged ‘meals’

August 3, 2011

what i ate wednesday #11

Welcome to What I Ate WedTuesday!  I have only ever posted what I have actually eaten on Wednesdays – since that’s what the whole thing’s about, right?  Well, today I leave for my first-ever business trip to California – rough, right?  And who knows when I will actually be getting to my hotel and I am also not quite ready to bring up the whole “I’m a blogger” thing to my bosses when they ask why I’m taking a picture of my food…  So in order to make my life easier (and be able to post today) I took pictures of my eats today to share with you all – and it was a very delicious day if I do say so  myself :).

 

Breakfast

The most delicious bowl of oats ever.  There are definitely more mornings than not when I use one of Ashley’s recipes and this was my first ever attempt at this one – and it will definitely not be the last!  French Toast Oatmeal with blueberries, raw almond butter, pecans and maple syrup of course.

Mid-Morning Snack & Lunch

I dug into the melon in the morning (darn running in the morning makes me so hungry!).  Lunch was leftover Latin Lentils with a brown rice tortilla, hummus and carrots.

Afternoon Snack

Rice cakes with PB2 and the most delicious Jazz apple!  I have had such a hard time finding good apples this summer so I was really glad we tried these – sweet + crisp.  Perfection.

Dinner

There’s nothing wrong with having breakfast twice in one day.  There is also nothing wrong with having maple syrup more than once a day.  It was Pancakes for dinner again because they are delicious.  Green Pineapple-Mango Smoothie on the side.

I also had a couple of these when I was checking in for my flight :).  Happy Wednesday everybody!

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July 28, 2011

chickpea reci{peas}

I absolutely love chickpeas.  Or garbanzo beans.  Whatever you’d like to call them.  I have even started eating them straight out of the can – well, after draining at least.  Is that weird?  Even if it is, I don’t care.  If chickpeas are in something, you can guarantee I’m going to love it.  Chickpeas have often popped up here from time to time…

Whether it was a trio of {hummus recipes}…

In a beans grain green recipe {honey-mustard millet & Beans}…

Served on top of Injera at an {Ethiopian restaurant}…

Added to the delicious {Strawberry Pesto Pasta Salad} by Daily Garnish

Let’s not forget how good it is on {gluten-free vegan pizza} either…

And last but certainly not least how awesome chickpeas made Oh She Glow’s {Heat Wave Summer Salad}…

Obviously, we go through a lot of chickpeas, and this recipe makes them go quite fast as well.  It does slow you down from just eating them from the can however ;).

{Spicy* Baked Chickpeas}

  • 1 can chickpeas (sometimes referred to as garbanzo)
  • 1T grapeseed oil (or olive oil)
  • 1/2t paprika
  • 1t cumin
  • 1/8t cayenne pepper
  • 1/4t black pepper
  • 1/2t salt

*The recipe wasn’t actually that spicy, so adjust the spices accordingly.

1. Drain the chickpeas.  Place into a plastic bag.

2. Add the oil into the bag and toss to coat.

3. Sprinkle in the spices and roll around until all the little chickpeas are covered.

4. Bake in a 400* oven for 30-45 minutes, turning occasionally.  Make sure to not burn them.  Mine burnt due to a too high of oven (the temp is adjusted here), but they were still all eaten within a matter of days.

Feel free to play around with the spices to change the flavorings or spicy-ness.  You really can’t go wrong.

Oh my chickpeas.