Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WIAW #35

So there was a couple of days last week that my eating paleo kind of took a backseat. I had a feast at LOCO Tapas with my best friend one night...out for Mexican with my babe another evening...and a plateful of butternut squash ravioli washed down with a couple of Shipyards reminded me it was fall. Oh, and this behemoth DEFINITELY happened:


What??? Birthdays are a valid excuse, right? ;)

Anyway, so I've been trying to get back on track this week. It was certainly a delicious few cheat days but I think my body was more than happy that I started treating it right again!




Is this the new usual breakfast? In the course of doing these WIAW posts, I've come to realize that I totally get stuck on certain breakfasts for quite awhile. First it was oatmeal with cookie butter and banana. Next came eggs and avocados. Apparently it is now egg whites, a two-ingredient pancake, and fruit [blackberries, on this day]. Served up on this day with a cup of my new favorite tea: Bigelow Green Tea w/ Pomegranate.



Well, obviously I'm sticking with the usual lunch, too - always that same salad with cukes, tomatoes, and chicken. BUT...today I had something new with it! Paleo Pumpkin Risotto, found over on Clean Food, Creative Fitness. It was my first time making any kind of cauliflower rice and I thought that it came out pretty well. My next head of cauli is already earmarked for "fried rice."


Dinner ended up being much more amazing than I was anticipating...and much more than this picture shows. This paleo chicken and veggie stir-fry had the BEST sauce and was an excellent combo of chicken, carrots, zucchini, peppers, and asparagus, all topped off with tomatoes after cooking. I only wish that I had pineapple chunks and water chestnuts to throw in there. Ah well, next time...which is probably be sooner rather than later.
*In case you missed it, check out the funny food news post from yesterday!*
Happy WIAW everyone! Have a nice day! :D

18 comments:

  1. I definitely get stuck on the same food too - I've been changing up my breakfasts like every day this week and it's been such a great change! And tapas, ravioli and birthday cake are definitely a good reason to let go a little :) Cake looks AMAZING, btw.

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    1. I like your idea of switching it up for a week! I guess I just need some new breakfast/lunch ideas that are as quick and easy as what I've been doing.

      Thank you! If I could share a piece with you, I totally would :D

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  2. Of course birthdays are a perfect excuse :) You only live once girl, and a little bit of "unhealthy" foods won't hurt ya from time to time :)

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    1. Hehehe yay! Thanks for the reassurance - and reasoning! :)

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  3. So happy you tried out my risotto and happy you liked it! I actually have another cauliflower rice stir fry recipe coming up on Friday! I've been loving 2 ingredient pancakes for breakfast too and definitely go on phases and eat the same thing for weeks!

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    1. Oh cool, I'll be on the look out for that recipe then!!

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  4. I eat oatmeal every damned morning. don't feel bad.

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    1. I went through the oatmeal phase - and I actually really miss my morning oats a lot! So you could say that I'm jealous!

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  5. Birthdays are definitely valid excuses! That cake looks amazing! Stirfries are the best meals....glad yours came out great

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  6. So that cake looks AMAZING! I love celebrating birthdays, because you are entitled to whatever you heart and belly desires. It is only once a year. ;) Glad you enjoyed yourself.

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    1. Thank you!! I like your train of thought!!

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  7. Your eats look great. Still loving the cake and those blackberries. My god, I am fruit obsessed.

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  8. Happy WIAW!. Your pumpkin risotto looks great! :-)

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  9. Hey. Happy WIAW. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I was going to reply but then I realized I never coded a way to when I redid my layout...oops. haha.

    BTW, that cake looks amazing!

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    1. Lol well now you know and I'm glad to have helped ;) Thank you!!

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