Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WIAW

WIAW completely snuck up on me this week and I don't have many completed meal photos. I wanted to keep with my posting groove, so I've got some random pictures of eats from the week and that'll have to do. Promise I'll be better next week. ;)

Also, as you might have noticed from the past couple months of WIAWs, I have clearly fallen off of the paleo bandwagon and been indulging in all sorts of treats this summer. Whoops. While it has been very enjoyable, I've noticed that I simply don't feel as good anymore. My workouts have felt harder, getting up in the mornings as been ridiculously tough again, obviously a few extra pounds found their way back (not why I was eating paleo but still a side effect), and I've just felt more blah.

End of summer = end of this indulging business. I've still been trying to mostly eat well during the week but want to kick it back into high gear come summer's end. Getting back to eating mostly paleo, cutting the junk, and limiting my beers (wah!) is on the horizon. In the meantime...


Let's party!


I had to try a couple of the new Cho flavors, blackberry and apricot. Blood orange is still my favorite but these were decent.


After spotting red bananas, two came home with me. I had never had one and I like to try new fruits. They tasted pretty much the same as a regular ol' yellow banana.


I made some broccoli pesto. I'm still going to tinker with the recipe a bit but it was pretty good stuff. Enjoyed it on some pasta and on eggs. 


The grill decided it was a great idea to start a fire ON my chicken. Luckily these thighs were skin-on so it was easy to remove the burnt parts. Unluckily, the yummy spice rub was on the skin so I didn't get to really taste it. Next time...


Deeeelish but so not attractive in this photo! PaleOMG's Summer Squash Meatball Casserole. A few of the commenters said their casserole came out watery or mushy. Mine came out great so here's a few extra steps I did to try and remedy this:
- After shredding, squeeze as much water outta the zucchini as you can.
- I sauteed everything then removed it to a casserole dish with a slotted spoon. This leaves behind the extra liquid that could make your casserole mushy.
- Baked it at a bit higher of heat for a little longer, about 400* for 35 to 40 minutes.


A burrito the size of a baby!


I'd forgotten that I bought a fudge sampler a few weeks ago in Newport. This was a nice find in the fridge! 


Speaking of nice finds, I saw this and it HAD to come home with me. What the heck is cottage bacon? Have any of you tried it?


Fresh peaches! I went peach picking with the little dude I nanny for.

And finally, the beer shot of the week:


Happy Wednesday!!!

16 comments:

  1. I wish I had the issue of buying something as tasty looking as that fudge and forgetting about it! I'm looking forward to that broccoli pesto recipe- I love pesto but only have had the sundried tomato and basil varieties!

    I'm actually quite keen on testing out paleo for abit of a change- was it hard for you to transition into?

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    1. Once I post it, I'll be sure to let you know! It still has a little basil in it for that pesto flavor.

      I went almost strictly paleo last September and it was surprisingly pretty easy. After about a week, any cravings I might have had mostly went away. And I didn't really miss them/wasn't satisfied after having them, particularly grains. (Except pizza, of course.)

      The hardest part was having to be sure to plan meals and have the ingred. on hand because it gets tough to cook on the fly. I couldn't fall back on my old standby pasta as a meal starter!

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    2. Nice, I think I will give it a go in a week or so- test the waters out! I don't consume too many grains besides oats for breakfast, and the occasional bread so shouldn't be too bad!

      I'm compiling a list of places for you, which I'll email to you this weekend! Also tagged you in the sunshine award so feel free to do it, was floating around the blog world for a while so not sure who else hasn't done it yet!

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    3. Giving up oats was definitely a hard part because they were my favorite breakfast! It seems that you eat cleanly already so it should be cake (paleo, of course haha) for you to make the switch!

      Thank you again for the travel help AND for the sunshine award - I will have to check that out! Thanks for making my day :D

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  2. Isn't it amazing when we start paying attention to how we feel with our food choices? They can tell us everything. I feel my best with some whole grains but definitely need to cut processed foods and sugar or I feel the sluggishness and weight gain like you described. Good luck getting back to paleo!

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    1. Thanks Laura! :)

      It really has proved to be quite an eye opener. I didn't realize how good I could feel until I started eating crappy again. How did I function all those years before I even switched to paleo? Lol!

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  3. Ah! I wanna know the recipe to your broccoli pesto!!!

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    1. Once I perfect and post it, I'll be sure to let you know!

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  4. Oh, no... I didn't need to know that there is blackberry Greek yogurt. I've got to run out and get some today. Don't feel bad about not having many food photos. One time I was having computer issues and did WIAW without ANY photos. It works. Have a great day, Meridien!

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    1. You are so right - one can WIAW no matter what! Happy WIAW, Ms. Frances and I hope that you enjoy the yogurt! :)

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  5. Broccoli pesto?! That's like two of my favorite foods combined into one!! Can't wait for the recipe!
    And I would have loved to find some fudge sitting in my fridge! If you have any leftover, feel free to send it my way. ;)

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    1. I'll let you know when the pesto is posted!

      Now that the fudge has been rediscovered, there's no hope for leftovers! ;)

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  6. I have to check out the Squash Meatball Casserole! And the fudge. Mmmmm...

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    1. The casserole was excellent - definitely recommend!

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