What I Ate Wednesday #54: Recipe Adaptations

Monday’s meals were all about recipe adaptations. Whether I adapt because of what I have on hand at the time or because I’m in the mood for a different flavor, I love swapping a few ingredients to change it up sometimes.

Breakfast

Zucchini Bread Protein TVP Oats Micheles Granola Maple Blueberry Coconut Butter Pistachio Butter

Zucchini Bread Protein TVP Oats

Zucchini bread protein TVP oats. Can’t stop! Won’t stop! This bowl is topped with Buffalo Dirt Coffee Chia Peanut Butter, Nut-Tricious Foods Pistachio Butter, Artisana Coconut Butter, and Michele’s Maple Blueberry granola. It’s all about the toppings!

Lunch

Chick Pea Tuna Chobani Salad Barr & Table

Tuna Bean Garlic Hummus Salad

I loved my chick pea tuna salad but wanted something a little different so this week I decided to swap the chick peas for kidney beans and the greek yogurt for garlic hummus. It’s been great on my salads this week! I’ve also been topping my salad with a sheet of roasted nori. Yum!

Dinner

Miso Tofu Pistachio Kale Stuffed Carnival Squash

Miso Tofu Pistachio Kale Stuffed Carnival Squash

At the farmers’ market on Sunday, I picked up a carnival squash that I had to try.. stuffed squash sounds like a good idea, right? I took Brittany’s Tofu Walnut Stuffing recipe, added some mushroom and kale, and swapped the walnuts for pistachios and the dressing for my new favorite miso tahini dressing and I had a winner winner tofu dinner! Plus leftovers 🙂

Dessert

Ingredients of a Fit Chick Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Fudge

Sliced fuji apple with chocolate banana peanut butter fudge dip

I almost always have an apple at night, sometimes plain and sometimes with a little dip on the side. I still have a couple pieces of chocolate banana peanut butter fudge in the freezer so I microwaved a piece with a little bit of almond milk and made the perfect dip!

Food for Thought

Do you often swap ingredients in recipes to create new flavors?

What I Ate Wednesday #28 – A Jewish Christmas

I can’t believe it’s the last WIAW of the year! 2012 has flown by faster than I ever thought possible and I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season. I have absolutely loved seeing all of the posts and pictures with all of your holiday traditions. It definitely made me wish I was celebrating Christmas this year! But since we don’t, yesterday was a pretty normal day for us.. besides sleeping in on a Tuesday 😉

Barr & Table Christmas Holiday What I Ate Wednesday WIAW Peas Crayons Carrots N Cake Sweet Breakfast Scramble JIF

[Breakfast]
I reached the end of a jar of JIF Natural, so naturally my sweet breakfast scramble was dumped right in there! And of course, it was topped with a little extra PB and some homemade almond butter (I started with Chelsey’s recipe as a guide). A side of freshly brewed cinnamon coffee was more than welcome.

[Lunch]
I didn’t snap a shot, but we went to my parent’s house for “brunch”.. aka bagels, lox, whitefish, etc. Imagine it looked something like this..

Jewish Christmas Brunch Bagels Lox Salmon Whitefish Cheese

Except I had a salad with chicken on top and some lox and whitefish on the side. My mom makes all of the fish herself, so I can never pass it up!

I also brought over a blueberry crisp that made almost exactly like my apple crisp. This time, knowing that it would be going into the oven the next day to warm it up, I decided to bring the blueberries to a boil on the stove with lemon juice, lemon zest, xylitol, and cornstarch to thicken it up. Then I refrigerated it overnight, topped it with granola right before going in the oven, and baked for about 20 minutes. It was heavenly!

And since I didn’t get to snap a picture of my lunch, I decided to share with you my gangster look. What can I say, it got warm in the car!

[Snack]
Homemade almond butter mixed with Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter on celery sticks. Try this.. you won’t be disappointed!

[Dinner]
Leftovers galore! I mixed the last of my roasted squash and turkey stew with some Asian style tofu macadamia nut stuffing, quinoa, roasted broccoli, pecans, and a little chili sauce. It was delicious!

[Dessert]
Sliced apple with peanut fluff and 1/2 crumbled white chocolate cherry macadamia nut cookie.

I certainly didn’t have the typical Christmas day meals but they definitely hit the spot!

Food for Thought

What was your favorite dish this holiday season?