Happy Halloween my little foodie monsters!
Thanks for stopping by!
This is probably gonna be my last WIAW for a while… my school & job are a little more demanding than I’d anticipated. I’m getting behind because I’m putting to much hours into blogging.. which I love! So I feel kinda sad… however my birthday is in November and I feel a birthday WIAW coming up which I can’t pass right?! Also I will probably make another post in December – I love the X-mas spirit and I HAVE to blog at least one WIAW post on that! So all in all… I’ll be back! Just taking it easy for a while
Me and Jenn had a small conversation a week ago about carving a pumpkin for Halloween – I kinda promised her a photo of my carving skills so this morning (30th) I gave it my best attemt to create a WIAW pumpkin… alas… it became an epic fail It was fun though — have a look at the collage below!
Happy Halloween! I don’t have any special Halloween treats to show you – I’m sorry… I had a pretty normal day of eating today and as a mentioned before… I don’t have much time to prepare anything fancy — I need more time in a day! (Don’t we all )
So here it goes.. my eats of today on the 30th of October – the day before Halloween (I just love
saying writing Halloween; it sounds so inviting!)
I began the day with pumpkin-oatmeal made with full fat coconut milk and maple syrup. I added vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spices. I added shredded coconut and almonds — you can’t see any of this on the picture! So sad! I drizzled some extra syrup on top + I added three almonds to give you sort of a good look… but even than sank to the bottom straight away! Oh well… it tasted amazing and it was quite satisfying (filling).
Speaking of satisfying and filling… I’ve been having major food cravings lately – not for one item in particular – just FOOD in general! I’ve got a HUGE appetite! I’m eating like a pig all day long basically I guess my body needs the fuel since I’m not gaining a lot of weight. It’s actually kind of annoying because I’m constantly in the kitchen preparing and/or eating food – which quite frankly is taking me a lot of time haha! Also I do feel stuffed at the end of the day which is not the best feeling in the world either… oh well, I kinda hope (and think) this is a phase and it’ll pass once my body is done collecting these extra nutrients it wants so desperately
Long story short – two hours after breakfast I had yogurt with granola and banana! YUMMM
And I made myself a second bowl of yogurt with granola and berries – actually it was the other way around — first this bowl, then the above pictured bowl — but who cares right It comes down to the same thing: one whole container of yogurt with a lot of yummy homemade granola and fruit! I’d choose this over cake any time of day! I really love to eat this
As for the granola, it’s really healthy and easy to prepare – I talk about it in a recipe I posted last week (just click here to go to the almond milk recipe and you’ll see what I do with the pulp = base of this granola) it’s worth your time, trust me
A salad for lunch made with Daikon Radish – red onion – avocado dressing and fresh herbs. I also added 1 raw egg into the dressing (don’t try this at home if you’re afraid of getting Salmonella! + for that reason I always use organic eggs)
It was delicious and very nutritious too
I have to have my post work-out protein pancakes! I made 6 of these little babies – made with one scoop of Whey (not my first choice) + 1 egg + 2 tbsp coconut flour + 1 tbsp carob powder + 1/2 tbsp baking cocoa + 1 tbsp maple syrup and oil for baking. It’s the best snack post workout in my opinion! I ate this with a cup of coconut-latte and a large banana + some apple syrup (kinda like an apple molasses… I don’t know if you’ve got this in the States, I think not…)
I drank 4 coconut-latte’s today.. I didn’t make a picture though.. I wish I had, but I don’t think the creaminess would have translated onto the camera really well anyways… however for each latte you will need 1 cup of coffee + 3 tbsp full fat coconut milk + a few stevia drops + 1 tsp baking cocoa –> easy as pie! It’s addictive — that’s why I had so many (oops)
Dinner was a combination of two dishes — I made a leftover Daikon and leftover Kale stew with Indian spices and herbs. And I made a recipe (pictured down below) — like OMG Leanne made a recipe – I NEVER follow a recipe, I just can’t do it.. I’m sorry – it’s not like I’m a know-it-all… I just love the witchcraft of brewing my own concoction by adding herbs, spices, flavorings, veggies, oils, fruits, nuts, eggs, flours, etc.. on the spot! The witch in me gets overly excited in the kitchen (sometimes a little too much – creating the weirdest concoctions with over 50 ingredients, lol!)
Anyway.. I really loved this one mushroom ragout recipe from Delicious Magazine — so I decided to make it — it was great!! I haven’t had a ragout in ages!! Nor do I eat mushrooms often (my digestive system doesn’t like them as much as my taste buds do )
The actual ragout — this picture doesn’t do it justice.. it was a beauty to look at and the smell was delicious
I added an herbed oil made with fresh basil and parsley — kinda like a pesto but I only added the fresh herbs (2 cups) and 4 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar. It was a great addition to the ragout and the balsamic added a nice tanginess (is this a word?) to the rich ragout! I baked us a beef tartare to top it off – YUM!! It could be served with rice or toast if you’d like – however I had another veggie side-dish so we didn’t feel the need for anything else.
I’ve used this picture before, but that’s because I’ve had exactly this! I’ve had 4 protein squares with coconut whipped cream for dessert later this evening. If you want the recipe click on the link here! I also added some sugar free jam (I think I was mistaking them for scones!)
I also ate another banana with a cup of warm almond chocolate milk an hour later –> I told you – I eat like a (little) pig(gy) these days
Yum yum – I’ve got such a sweet-tooth However it was delicious and I’m stuffed now – ready to get my beauty sleep
BTW – Why did I have leftover kale? Well last week at a friends house I made a macrobiotic meal with red quinoa & kale. Oh and that’s white almond butter on top of the kale it looks kinda weird like this, lol. I also added some flaked fish and onion. Some red bell pepper would have been great or something else that’s refreshing and sweet… however that’s not really macrobiotic so we didn’t do that… hmm maybe some corn could have been a good substitute for the bell pepper – I’ll try that next time
Ok nevermind.. I’m rambling!
A HUGE head of kale! Isn’t it pretty?
Ok… I guess this is it for today.. I hope you all have a great Halloween!! This year I’m not really gonna celebrate – however next year I really want to go to a Halloween party and dress-up! It’s not really big here in Holland, but I know there are some parties in Amsterdam…
What are you gonna dress up as? Do you go to a party tomorrow? Or have you gone to one yet? I’d love to know!
Happy WIAW and I’ll see you soon — just not as often as usual
♥ much love ♥