Welcome welcome to the Wednesday shenanigans, friends!
I was in Portland, Oregon over the weekend eating all the delish food but I'm saving that for another post so today is just one day of meal and snack inspiration. I have a crazy month of travel ahead with a speaking event in Philadelphia for Good Fest next weekend and Scottsdale for a bachelorette party the following weekend. Excited to have you all along for the ride!
I've been super into Van's multigrain waffles for breakfast. They're my go-to when I don't have overnight steel-cut oatmeal cooked and I'm too lazy to make my beauteous fluffy pancakes but still want something sweet. I top them with fresh strawberries and bloobs, date pecan butter, ceylon cinnamon, and a touch of pure maple syrup.
I didn't have any food made for lunch and I was already at TRISM getting ready for a catering event so I made a loaded bowl (a take on our Soul Bowl) with forbidden rice, sweet potatoes and carrots, maple tamari tofu, sautéed greens and onion, saucey black beans, chipotle sweet potato hummus, banana peppers, pickled radish, and cilantro lime crema. The BEST flavor combo!
I got a humongous shipment of greek yogurt from Chobani so I snacked on one of those mid-day. I find the new branding so interesting. Simplicity is what everyone is going for these days! That and lower sugar content, which is great.
Dinner was my go-to when there's no veggies in the fridge---stir fry! Or more specifically, my Thai Quinoa Fried Rice. I got a big bag of frozen stir fry veggies at Target (one of those times I went in for veggies and left with picture frames and makeup) and combined that with a sautéed zucchini, pepper, greens, and edamame I had in the fridge. While the veggies cooked, I made a batch of quinoa and eye balled the sauce: reduced sodium soy sauce, peanut butter, maple syrup, lemon juice, sriracha, sesame oil, dried ginger, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Top with roasted cashews (bake raw ones at 350F till golden and fragrant) and you're set!
I've been on a real Cheerios kick. Before bed I've been having a bowl of regular + multi-grain with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and it tastes like childhood. So cold and crunchy and satisfying.