After doing lots of reading around the blogosphere for tips and information to help me make my own blog better, I’ve noticed that a lot of bloggers are doing a similar feature to my “But what do you eat?!”, setting aside a weekly column to show pictures to give a “day in the life” snapshot of their food intake. Most of these columns are using the name “What I Ate Wednesday”, and after searching a bit to see where the term originated and to make sure that I wasn’t stealing an idea from anyone else, it seems that this terminology is just part of the food blogging zeitgeist and therefore fair game for anyone to use. Since it is really a very catchy name, and does manage to communicate a bit more information than the column title I’ve been using, I’ve decided to transition to using “What I Ate Wednesday”, so this week’s title is somewhere in the middle. It will be the same photos and comments on what I ate for that day, just with a hopefully more informative and accessible name.
I woke up late on Tuesday morning and ran straight for the coffee. I know, I have a problem. I am finally getting around to drinking locally-roasted Zeke’s Coffee that we purchased at the FarMar the first week we went. We’re drinking the fair-trade Hippie Blend, and it is fantastic. It has a light to medium body but an extremely smooth finish, with almost no bitter undertones, which is rare for anything that’s not a light roast. Usually I prefer a darker roast and a full-bodied flavor, but this blend proves that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor when you reach for a lighter roast. I drank two cups of coffee while making a double batch of soy yogurt and some almond milk.
Because of my late start, I didn’t get around to eating breakfast until lunchtime, after my almond milk was refrigerating and my yogurt was incubating. Breakfast was a small serving of blackberries (all that was left from the Farmer’s Market) and a few slices of cranberry orange bread, washed down with some almond and coconut milk. No, that was not a typo, and I didn’t mix two types of milk together. Blue Diamond has recently started making an almond and coconut milk blend, or at least my local supermarket has recently started carrying this blend, which I had never seen before. I won’t say anything about it yet as I plan to do a review later in the week.
After Pilates, a shower, and some housework, John came home. We did some more housework and got some organizational logistics worked out, and then I was hungry. John’s stomach wasn’t feeling well, so since I would be dining alone, I decided to just finish off some leftovers instead of making a meal just for me.
I finished off the last of the green bean, kale, and fennel stir-fry with tofu and sesame seeds, served over ramen with tamari and sesame oil. It was amazing. Stir-fries make the best leftovers, and this one was no exception. After this huge bowl of food, I was completely stuffed.
After dinner we watched the Mad Men finale, and then we had to spend some time recovering from the Mad Men finale. Picking ourselves up off the floor, dusting ourselves off, etc. I won’t say anything else in case you haven’t seen it, but something about it struck very close to home for me, and I needed some serious family time after watching it. After talking with John and going for a walk with the puppies I was ready for some dessert. Enter Biscoff.
If you’ve never heard of Biscoff spread, allow me to introduce you. This is a spread made out of COOKIES. A Belgian company makes a cookie which is popular in Europe but not as well known here called a Biscoff cookie. I’ve never had one, but from what I can gather from the spread it tastes like a gingersnap and a sugar cookie got together and gave birth to deliciousness. Then some genius Belgian decided “Hey, wouldn’t it be awesome if we just ground up our cookies with some oil and made a spread out of it?”. And the answer, my friends, was yes. It was awesome. And so addictive. I know the idea of a cookie spread just sounds overly decadent and unnecessary, but once you try it you will wonder where it has been all your life. It’s definitely not health food, but it doesn’t contain any animal products, and a few spoonfuls after dinner is exactly what you need sometimes. Seriously, go try this stuff. I recommend crunchy, because I like the cookie bits, but I’m sure the creamy is good too, especially if you intend to class it up by putting it on toast or fruit instead of just eating it straight out of the jar like I do.
So obviously, dessert was a few spoonfuls of Biscoff spread. After doing some reading, the dogs were getting cranky and tired, so we called it a day and went to bed.