What I Ate Wednesday #99: Happy Food

Quick note to all nut butter addicts: there’s another recall due to the potential Salmonella contamination of the glass and plastic jars. Check out the list of all of the nut butters being recalled.

Good news! I woke up yesterday and my ankle was less swollen and felt pretty darn good! I even made it to the gym for a light workout before spending hours on my feet at work again. Which lead to Nathan’s reaction of “eeeeeshhh that does not look good” when he got home. [Mom, stop yelling at me.] So we’re back to raising and icing. BUT! I’m off of work on Thursday [because psh! Who wants to work on their birthday?!] so that’ll really give me some good rest time in.

In the meantime, my taste buds were pretty darn pleased yesterday. Even though I do have an oatmeal obsession. Though I guess that’s a pretty healthy obsession, yes? Good.

[Breakfast]
Protein Oatmeal Macadamia Coconut Cashew Almond Butter Coffee
Toppings these days include: macadamia butter with cashews, coconut cashew peanut butter, and protein almond butter. Word to the wise: regular almond butter is better. Every time I try something new with a nut butter, I remember I’m really a purist and much prefer the roasted nut with a little salt. Maybe one day I’ll remember.

[Lunch]
Smokey Peruvian Chicken Sugar Snap Peas Brussels Sprouts Carrots Avocado Heirloom Tomato Balsamic
I must really love Nathan to have given him the rest of the lettuce! I ended up having a lettuce-less salad with all of the rest of the veggies in the fridge and a smokey Peruvian chicken thigh. It was pretty awesome and, of course, the brussels were the star of the show.

[Afternoon Snack]
Kiss My Broccoli Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Yea.. recylced picture from yesterday’s post, but I was too excited to dig into my peanut butter mug cake to snap a picture. Whoops!

[Dinner]
Char Siu Vietnamese Pork Bowl Crushed Peanuts Red Wine
Nathan’s been begging me to make my Vietnamese pork bowl again for a while. I did it a little differently this time though, by using a jarred char siu sauce to marinate the pork instead of the regular marinade. It was darn tasty but it was agreed that the regular marinade is the way to go. I also took some very serious advice from Laura and Lindsay on how to help my ankle get better and poured myself a glass of wine 😉

Evening Snack
Plum
Plums have been so crazy good lately. Actually, fruit in general has been pretty spectacular but we just picked up some awesome plums from the farmers market on Saturday and we’ve really been enjoying them!

Food for Thought

What’s the best meal/recipe you make?

Delicious Food and A Cute Little Nugget!

Hi, friends! Happy Monday 🙂 <– Is that an oxymoron?

Are you aware that Saturday was National Peanut Butter Lovers Day? I was especially excited so I decided to double my favorite PB mug cake recipe for breakfast! And a side of iced coffee in my fave glass [GO O’S!]

National Peanut Butter Day Mug Cake

MONSTER MUG CAKE!!

It really was a monster and of course it was topped with extra peanut fluff. Because how could I not?

It rained on and off all weekend, so both days were pretty relaxing. I definitely needed that after my parents’ trip. I don’t know if they were even as exhausted as I was!

Recently, we’ve been going out for lunch instead of dinner on the weekends since it’s much less busy and cheaper. Saturday we had absolutely no desire to move around lunch time so we whipped up lunch at home and decided to swap our time out for dinner. I made, what was supposed to be an egg wrap. Except I got a little too excited with the stuffing..

Omelette Spinach Pisto Tomato Sugar Snap Peas Avocado Trader Joes Turkey Meatballs

This was supposed to be an egg wrap..

For dinner, we hit up Rangoon Super Stars, a Burmese restaurant that has practically the exact same menu as Burma Superstar. It’s closer to us and got great reviews so we had to do the comparison.

Mint Jalapeno Chicken Rangoon Super Stars

Mint Jalapeno Chicken

Garlic Noodles Rangoon Super Stars

Garlic Noodles

We also ordered a pickled mango salad but the waiter wasn’t too sure what to make of me trying to take a picture before he mixed it up, so I’ll spare you the one I actually took. In the end, I vote Burma over Rangoon. The mint jalapeno chicken could have definitely been spicier and the garlic noodles could have been more garlicky. Also, Rangoon doesn’t have their liquor license yet.. so there’s that.

Saturday night ended with some fun picture texts from a cute little nugget and her Bubbie who was happy to be babysitting. Three generations of redheads 😉

Love Nugget Jilly Bubbie Brittany

It’s cuter when she does it..

Love that little bug!

Weekly Meal Plan

Sunday – Out with the girls!
MondayBaked Chicken Pesto Parmesan with wedge fries and spaghetti squash
TuesdayBBQ Chickpea and Crispy Polenta Bowls with Asparagus + Hummus
WednesdayBeer Glazed Citrus Chicken with Orange Arugula Greens
ThursdayEpic Crispy Quinoa Burgers Topped with Beer Caramelized Onions + Gruyere .. or whatever cheese we have and possibly more wedge fries?
Friday – Out!
SaturdayChipotle Mango BBQ Chicken Salad

Have you noticed we like chipotle and BBQ around these parts? If you’re ever looking for help with meal planning, shoot me an email!

Food for Thought

Did you celebrate National Peanut Butter Lovers Day? Let’s be honest, I celebrate everyday!
What’s on your meal plan for the week?
Do I have the cutest niece or do I have the cutest niece?! You have no choice in that answer. What’s true is true!