What I Ate This Week

berry muffins

A little public service announcement: since redirecting my old blog over to this one, I can’t comment on blogspot blogs (I’m working on fixing this).  Waaah! So many comments I want to leave but can’t for now. My apologies!

Okay, so I’m getting back in to training and stepping up my efforts where nutrition is concerned. Sure, I had to face days of eating the same thing and I get sick of leftovers super easily. But eventually it gets to a point where I’m grateful to just grab something I’ve prepared in advance and not stand there at the fridge, willing something to appear. Do you do that? Or stand looking inside your fridge, in case you missed something in there that you can eat? Then you go back half an hour later just in case you missed something the previous sixty thousand times??

I made some pan fried tofu in a wee bit of oil, with some steamed vegetables (the cauliflower was roasted previously with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast). The sauce is a blend of miso, tahini, garlic and brown lentils:

tofu veg miso tahini lentil bowl

A big thick chunky black bean, eggplant, zucchini and sweet potato stew with curry flavourings:

black bean veg curry stew

I’ve been having lots of green smoothies or variations of them for breakfast. I sometimes chop up fruit and veg (usually when it’s starting to look blergh) and freeze them for smoothies. At night, I take a packet out of the freezer and defrost it in the fridge overnight. Hurrah for convenience! And cats:

cat and my green smoothie

More juicing:

Green juice

I really like these blueberry pancakes from Brendan Brazier’s Thrive book. They’re made with cooked quinoa, buckwheat flour, hemp and blueberries. I served them with some Pura Veda coconut yoghurt and home made applesauce (plain apples that I stewed and pureed, with nothing added):

Thrive blueberry pancakes

Some days I pour my smoothie in a bowl and sprinkle some Pura Veda muesli on top. On this particular day I added a blob of the coconut yoghurt, except it kinda sank by the time I took the photo. What would you call this? Muethie? Smuesli? Smoothsli? Has anyone else thought of that?!:

smoothie muesli

For the kids, I made these BF Blueberry Muffins from Dreena Burton’s Let Them Eat Vegan. I added in some mixed berries and used a blend of mostly kamut flour and wholemeal spelt. I used applesauce for most of the oil and threw in some hemp seeds:

berry muffins with cat

A what-Husband-ate. I made him a veg stir fry with a hoi sin and soy based sauce, served over some somen noodles:

veg hoisin stir fry

I made this recipe for Heather’s Super Seed Power Bread from Oh She Glows. It’s great toasted and spread with some hummus:

seed power bread

My week was pretty much made up of all the above. Preparing food for the next few days ahead is such a relief on days where it’s too warm to be bothered putting the oven on (or be bothered cooking in general)!

Are you happy eating the same stuff for days in a row?

15 thoughts on “What I Ate This Week

  1. Oh what a pain about blogspot blogs (thought you had been quiet) – you need to get that fixed 🙂 Anyway you look like you have had lots of healthy eating – wish I could say the same here. I do open the fridge and look in hope – love it when I have leftovers – the only thing that depresses me about them is knowing I have bought lots of veg and while we have leftovers I will never use them up – I should follow your smoothie trick. And I love the smoothie and muesli – I think it is definitely smeuthsli. And you cat seems to think he is one of the kids and can have a muffin!

    • I think it’s safe to say the cats rule the roost around here, I had to be quick to make sure they didn’t take a nibble. The blogspot-commenting thing is such a pain!

  2. Oh my gosh can I please just come over to your house and eat?! This is all the food and drink I love. I’m happy eating leftovers for a few days, I don’t really get sick of stuff I love 🙂

  3. Your muffins look yum, I made raspberry cupcakes using Chloe’s Vegan Desserts, very nice (very pink) but way too sweet – will halve the sugar next time (son didn’t mind though).

  4. I go from making a big batch of something I love to last a few days to ‘oh no, please not more of this again’. Unless it was those muffins (with added cat!) – I’m sure those would definitely keep my interest for a loooong time!

    • ha! Yes, I admit there’s the last portion of a quinoa bean stew in the fridge that I should throw out because I should have eaten it days ago 😉