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?

 

Brussels sprouts salad

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, but I don’t think of myself as a food blogger. I love food and like to share about it, but I don’t think you can count on me for recipes. I’m the girl that reads a recipe once to get an idea and then just learns to wing it after that. By doing this, I’ve come up with some pretty cool things… but can never tell you how to replicate it. Oops.

I will always try to share cool combos that I come up with, or funky ideas that I try though!

Heres one of my favorite salads that I’ve been making lately. It is hard to mess up, so here is my laid back recipe (more like list of ingredients?) for my salad.

I apologize for the less-than-attractive iPhone photos:
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Ingredients:

Brussels (1 bag)
Roasted Almonds (a hefty handful)
Bacon (3 or 4 slices)
Olive oil (a drizzle)
Apple cider vinegar (3 or 4 tbs)
Salt & pepper (to taste)
Hemp seeds (this time)

Sorry! But thats basically how I cook..

Chop up bacon and throw into a pan to sauté until crispy.

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While thats simmering coarsely chop up the brussels.IMG_2200

Coarsely chop the almonds and add them to a bowl with the chopped brussels. Add the crisped bacon (I like to add the fat too instead of olive oil sometimes). I also added a packet of hemp seeds, which I will probably continue to do in the future.

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Drizzle with apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.

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Delicious and nutritious. : )