What I ate

 

 

Happy Hump Day. Congrats on getting over the mid-week hump. Only two more days until the weekend! Im still excited about it, even though I have to work Saturday. For some psychological reason I like the second half of the week better than the first.

In honor of the sunny day-off that I had, I wanted to take part in WIAW. I love reading everyone else’s WIAW posts, (read Brittany’s and Jenn’s – the girl who started it all) but never seem to have time to do one of my own. (I also don’t feel like a food blogger.) But today I had a nice planned grocery trip (which I never do) with a lovely list of yummies so that I can make my lunch for the rest of the week. Then I came home and made a fantastic lunch, and thought man I wanna show people what I ate today.

And so, here it is:

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I started my day with banana pancakes and bacon, that I didn’t take a photo of.. I wasn’t thinking at that point. You can see my banana pancakes from a while back here though.

 

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For lunch I made turkey wraps. I used Boar’s Head turkey and filled it with sliced cucumber, mango, sprouts, and chopped brussels sprouts. I spread a little bit of mayo on the turkey and drizzled a bit of Sriracha for spice. Arugula and tomatoes on the side with extra cucumber and oil and vinegar. It was really good. I also set out an organic Gala apple to have with lunch, but ended up being too full and snacking on it later.

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I tend to drink more coffee when Im at work and everyone else is drinking it, but when Im home I generally only have two cups in the morning. Today I felt like an afternoon coffee.. and it hit the spot.

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Dinner was simple. My dad’s friend gave him a huge ring of kilbasi recently, so he threw that on the grill while I made a brussels sprout salad with a hot vinegar and mustard dressing. I ate my kilbasi with spicy brown mustard made with beer. Definitely satisfying.

Today was a day to myself except that I got to spend the afternoon with my buddy Teddy. IMG_2558

What did you guys eat today?

 

My devotion to greens

Lately I’ve been eating a lot of the same things. I think they may be my favorite foods but I hate saying I have favorites because I love to eat so many different things.

They are all greens!

Kale-

I can not get enough kale. When I finish up a bunch I freak out a little bit because I feel like I should ALWAYS have kale on hand. The chewy/crunchiness of it is incredible. It’s so easy to make too. Sometimes I just toss it in olive oil and a little bit of salt and throw it in a pan for a couple of minutes. Other times I toss it in the same ingredients and broil it to make it extra crunchy. (BE CAREFUL! I lit it on fire when I was in the Outer Banks because I was toooo distracted!)
I also like to mix it in with other veggies (eggplant!) or scrambled eggs. Yum.

Arugula-

So refreshing. The peppery, slightly bitter crunch of arugula is awesome. My favorite way to eat arugula is under a tomato salad with a little bit of balsamic vinegar.  I also will nibble on a couple of leaves if I open the fridge to find some sort of snack. I find that I always eat arugula and tomatoes on the side of a nice juicy steak.. maybe they are just a nice match.

I guess my guilty pleasures could be SO much worse… but these two greens are heavenly.

Does anyone have any good recipes for arugula or kale? Or a suggestion on how to put them together?