Why hello fine folks and happy WIAW! How is your week going?
I have an exam tomorrow and I’ve been trying very hard to find excuses to take a break from studying and talk your ear off (my favourite thing), but sadly I haven’t come up with any. So I’m going to get back to the studying – which is probably a good idea considering the exams in this class have a reputation for making people burst into tears. Reassuring, right?! ha! But I still wanted to pop in and chat about Monday’s eats because they were so good and perhaps can leave you with an idea or two!
Okay so Josh brought me not one but TWO almost-empty jars of Sunbutter on the weekend and I thought I was going to die of happiness. When you eat your oatmeal out of one of these beauties, you get Sunbutter in every bite and it’s just something else. I filled jar #1 with some classic hot banana-cocoa oatmeal and it was a pretty splendid way to commence the week.
cocoa-banana oats in an ‘almost empty’ Sunbutter jar
I got home from the gym one hungry girl and had a chickpea pancake (based off of this recipe) made in 10 minutes flat. I just mixed 1/4 cup of chickpea flour, 1/4 cup of water, salt, garlic powder and parsley flakes and fried ‘er right up in some olive oil. The pancake itself is pretty neutral-tasting but so so nutritious and a perfect vehicle for yummy toppings. Loved this lunch!
chickpea flour “pancake” with avocado, tomato and hummus // steamed broccoli
Afternoon snack was some probiotic-filled kefir! I love being able to throw some in a mason jar, shove it into my backpack and drink away when I get hungry in class – it’s surprisingly filling!
kefir with maple syrup and cinnamon
In the afternoon I also chopped up some tempeh and let it hang out in a super delicious marinade by Sarah from Bucket List Tummy until dinnertime. I can find tempeh pretty bitter on its own but it soaked up this marinade like nobody’s business and totally adopted the great flavour.
I stir-fried it and had it alongside some roasted veggies and couscous. Immediately after the picture I mixed it all together and then kept going back for more. Definitely a new favourite dinner!
roasted veggies // couscous cooked in vegetable broth // tempeh in this marinade
If you’re unfamiliar with tempeh, I can’t urge you enough to give it a try! It’s essentially a fermented version of tofu and is such a nutritional powerhouse. It also just so happens to be really “meaty” and stick-to-your-ribs in the best possible way. Plant power people!!
I somehow still have some chocolate left from Christmas. I truly think this bag may be replenishing itself because I feel like I’ve had so many but there are always more?! Really not complaining about this mystery.
I was feeling super snacky before bed and munched on some leftover spaghetti squash, frozen blueberries in milk, a big scoop of almond butter and some cauliflower florets. The nighttime appetite is a strange thing.
Well that’s it from me. I hope you are having a really great week and eating some really great things. All the WIAW’s are linked up over on Arman’s blog this week, if you’re curious!
Happy Wednesday and see you soon!