Soosososooooo I’ve decided to change things up around these parts.
Rather than showing you everything I lay mouth on in a single day, I’m going to start highlighting a bunch of yums throughout the week. It’s important to me that you see that while I try to balance a nice mish mash of wholesome and fun foods, I also eat boring food. And that’s a good thing! It’s ok that every meal isn’t a gourmet experience. It’s ok when your lunch doesn’t include something green. It’s ok if dinner is a frozen burrito. Sometimes those are the best days!
I didn’t do a good job of it this week, but I’m going to start consciously making an effort to capture the moments when meal time isn’t the center of my world. When we get order pizza with half pepperoni and half banana peppers this Friday and don’t have salad on the side. When dinner is eggs and toast. I’m human…you’re human…let’s embrace our humanness together!
Here’s to celebrating eating not only yummy meals in the comfort kitchen, but also eating quick n’ tasty meals out on the go and good old cereal for breakfast. I hope this inspires you to be beautifully imperfect and to embrace the ebb and flow of routine given the season of life.
Before we begin, I wanted to let you know that my amazing friend Jamie Mendell’s Master Your Life program begins October 16th! I met Jamie at the Big Soul retreat in Santa Barbara in August and she seriously lit my soul on fire. She’s helped hundreds of women transform their relationship with food and beyond. Jamie teaches that deep self-care and self-love is what we as women truly need to stop hating our bodies and freaking out over food so we can create a normal, loving relationship with food and feel confident in our own skin. If you struggle with food or self love, I’d encourage you to check Master Your Life: An 8-week Journey To Supreme Self-Care!
Now onto the eats!
The BEST Pumpkin Waffles from Vegan With a Vengeance served with almond butter, maple syrup, Earth Balance, strawberries, and tons of coffee.
Pancakes made with Simple Mills mix topped with blueberries, almond butter, Earth Balance, and maple syrup plus tons of coffee.
Yogurt parfait with house granola, jam, and berries + the best almond croissant ever from Pistacia Vera.
Van’s frozen waffles with butter, almond butter, maple syrup, and raspberries.
The Jimmy Pesto egg sammie from TRISM with baked eggs, hemp walnut pesto, and roasted tomatoes on focaccia.
TRISM mish mash bowl on the go with smokey beans, cilantro lime hummus, black rice, massaged kale, sweet potatoes, pickled radishes, and cilantro lime crema.
Nutty Dragon smoothie bowl with pesto avocado toast from Alchemy.
Tofu pad thai, green beans, and tuscan kale salad from Whole Foods.
Ultimate Veggie sammie with tomato bisque and a cold brew with soy milk from Alchemy.
Stir fry with tons of veggies, quinoa and wild shrimp.
Scrambled eggs with veggies + avocado toast and strawberry avocado toast.
Chickpeas and Dumplings…so freaking good.
This amazing Pumpkin Lasagna (I cooked regular whole grain noodles ahead of time, cooked it in an 8×8 pan, added a half batch of tofu ricotta, added 1 tbsp butter to the pumpkin sauce, used fresh rather than frozen spinach, left off the potato layer, and made sure everything had lots of salt and pepper).
Trader Joe’s mini chocolate hazelnut biscotti.
Cheryl’s pumpkin cookie with cinnamon butter cream.
Pumpkin donuts with salted chocolate glaze (using Simple Mill’s pumpkin muffin mix).
TRISM pumpkin cookie with chocolate chips.
Final notes: I want this wreath for my front door. And these eco camo joggers for my legs. And this marble and gold side table that I definitely don’t need. PSA my favorite Tom’s black suede booties are 50% off right now and they’re a freaking dream. You can wear them all day long with zero discomfort.
Oh and this dress for that dream vaca I should take here shortly…