I love food.

Happy Wednesday, friends!! Smile

First of all, if you haven’t already done so yet, be sure to leave a comment on Monday’s post, so that you can be entered in the giveaway!  You have until midnight tonight to comment, and I’ll announce the winners on Friday! Thumbs up

————-

This week’s “What I Ate Wednesday” (hosted by Jenn!) is going to be a little different.  I’ve had a week filled with some delicious meals … so why not share them all??

Breakfasts are always the same …

010-1500

You know it, you love it. Winking smile

Snacks

Here are just a few of the snacks I’ve enjoyed this week …

011-1500001-1500

012-1500012-1500

The Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter was bought at Whole Foods, and then spread all over some whole-wheat toast.  It was delicious and tasted just like Nutella.  You need to try it.

Lunches:

013-1500

012-1500

008-1500009-1500

007-1500008-1500

A. Spicy Tuna Roll with Brown Rice, from Whole Foods.  This was my 2nd attempt at brown rice in sushi.  I didn’t love it the first time, but this roll from Whole Foods was very tasty.

B. A “fake meat” chicken patty, served on a whole-wheat sandwich thin with ketchup and mustard, with a side of carrots.  You can buy the soy chicken patties at any grocery store.  MorningStar Farms is a good brand, but I went with Publix brand this time and thought it was just as delicious!

C. I bought this burrito in the freezer section of Publix, and I LOVED it.  I think this is one frozen meal that even Brandon would eat!

D. I hit up the Whole Foods buffet again.  This time I went with the sesame veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, shredded carrots, corn, and green beans), the spinach lasagna, and the quinoa salad with chickpeas and zucchini.  I demolished the sesame vegetables and the lasagna.  The quinoa salad … well, that one I ate with some hesitancy.  It was my first time trying quinoa, and I wasn’t sure what to think.  It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either.  It tasted very … healthy. Winking smile

Dinners:

036-1500

I already shared this recipe for Coconut Curry Stew on Monday.

004-1500

On Saturday evening, Brandon and I enjoyed our Mellow Mushroom pizza while sitting in the sunshine and watching the community kids fly kites and ride their bikes.  It was the perfect evening.  Brandon’s half of the pizza had pepperoni and mushrooms, while my side (the “better” side, of course Winking smile) had tomatoes, onions, and banana peppers.  I ate three huge pieces and enjoyed every bite!

006-1500

Roasted pears and sweet potatoes.  What’s that, you ask?  How did I roast pears and sweet potatoes, when I don’t have an oven in our hotel room?  Well, I’m so glad you asked. Winking smile

Jenn at Peas & Crayons has been helping me think of ways to prepare healthy meals in the hotel room.  She suggested buying a toaster oven, and last week, I finally took her advice.

002-1500

It’s a cheap one ($19 from Walmart), but it does the job!

005-1500

And in case you want to try this delicious recipe …

Roasted Pears and Sweet Potatoes

(Serves 2)

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 pear, chopped into small chunks
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Directions:

If using toaster oven:

  • Pierce whole sweet potato with a fork several times. Heat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, until it just begins to soften.
  • Carefully (it will be hot!) cut sweet potato into small chunks (maybe 1/2 inch each).
  • Put sweet potato pieces into a large bowl. Add pear chunks. Add olive oil and spices, stir to coat.
  • Cover the toaster oven’s baking pan with foil. Add the sweet potato and pear mixture onto the pan. Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until everything has softened and the mixture is starting to brown. Change setting to broil and broil for a few minutes (to get just a little more color on the mixture), keeping a close eye on the oven so that the mixture doesn’t get burned.

If using a conventional oven:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut up your sweet potato into small chunks (you would NOT use a microwave this time).
  • In a large bowl, mix sweet potato chunks with 1 tbsp olive oil and the seasoning. Spread out onto a foil-lined cookie sheet and bake for about 20-30 minutes.
  • In the same bowl that you mixed your sweet potato with the seasoning, add your pear chunks. Add another 1 tbsp olive oil and stir to coat the pear. Add your pear to the sweet potatoes that have been cooking in the oven. Continue roasting for about another 10 minutes, until everything is fork-center.

Desserts:

I’ve had more desserts than I’m showing (I’ve also had more food in general than what I’m showing … Winking smile), but I only took pictures of the important dessert.

005-1500006-1500

Remember how much I’ve been CRAVING frozen yogurt??  Craving satisfied.  Finally.

I love Sunni Bunni’s catch phrase: “The ten minute spa for your tummy!”  How hilarious is that??

Here’s what their website says about the product:

“SunniBunni is proud to serve its authentic, frozen yogurt to a new generation of health minded consumers. SunniBunni‘s yogurts are carefully crafted to contain the highest levels of beneficial, live & active yogurt cultures. These cultures include S.Thermophalus, L.Bulgaricus, L.Lactis and L.Acidophilus. These cultures are probiotic and must be present in the intestinal tract of the human body to ensure proper balance needed to strengthen the immune system, aid in digestion and overall good health.”

I have no idea what half of that means, but evidently it’s healthy.  Which obviously meant that I needed a medium-sized cup, right? Winking smile  I kept my bipolar eating habit going by getting half raspberries and half Oreo cookie crumbles.  Ah-mazing.

Oh, and for all of you super-smart detectives who noticed that SunniBunni locations are only in the Sarasota, Florida area, I should probably mention that I’m in Florida right now!! Smile with tongue out  I’m so sneaky, aren’t I?  The trip was completely last-minute.  I drove down on Monday morning, and I’ve been getting lots of good, quality time in with my mom.  I haven’t seen her in several months, so it was long overdue!

 

Question for ya …

Tell me something delicious you’ve eaten this week!

What are some of your favorite frozen yogurt toppings?

Do you own a toaster oven?  If so, what do you use it for?

Favorite dish at the Whole Foods buffet?



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Posted on by notsodomesticated Posted in Food, Giveaway, Recipes, Travel

42 Responses to I love food.

  1. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    I LOVE using the toaster oven for roasting things…it’s so much easier and than using the actual oven sometimes haha. I think my fav fro-yo topping is crushed reese’s :D . So glad you’re enjoying the time with your momma in FL! <3
    Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health recently posted..BullyingMy Profile

  2. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy

    I usually just use the toaster oven for toasting waffles,bagels,sandwiches, etc., but my sister uses it to roast veggies all the time. It works well!
    Emily @ Perfection Isn’t Happy recently posted..Bridezilla Moment #2My Profile

  3. Elizabeth @ Chocolate Drops and Pearls

    I love that recipe what a great idea. Never thought to put sweet potatoes and pears together but I love the concept. I’m definitely going to have to give it a try.
    Elizabeth @ Chocolate Drops and Pearls recently posted..Case of the TuesdaysMy Profile

  4. Kat

    I hope the toaster oven really helps you out for the next few weeks! And that froyo looks exactly how mine would :) :) Filled to the brim!
    Kat recently posted..Cherry Tomato SalsaMy Profile

  5. Theresa

    ahhh what a fun post, everything looks so delicious! i keep hearing about the whole foods buffet, i think i might have it finally on Friday since we’ll be right near one! ;)

    i’ve been on an almond butter kick this week and i’m loving it…its different from PB but in a good way!

    i need to find a good froyo place around me..i’m still on a hunt. but i usually just love topping it with something plain, like sprinkles.
    Theresa recently posted..Changing up the routineMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Just sprinkles?? Theresa, we gotta get you to branch out! Haha! ;)

  6. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    yayyy! glad you were able to satisfy your froyo craving. :) all of your meals and snacks look super tasty!!
    Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries recently posted..WIAW #29: Increasing My Calorie IntakeMy Profile

  7. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    I love roasted pears – love love them! I will mix them with sweet potatoes next time because that looks so delicious!

    I think the best thing I’ve had this week was definitely my zucchini lasagna cups (Daniel even asked if we could have them once a week!). I’m craving some froyo now!

    Have a great time with your mom in sunny Florida!
    natalie @ southern fit foodie recently posted..The cutest lasagna ever!My Profile

  8. Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!

    yum, yum and YUM! this is the 3rd post this morning to tease me with pizza! :)
    Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! recently posted..Let’s Talk Food AllergiesMy Profile

  9. Yellow Haired Girl

    Roasted pears?! I have never thought to do that … and I’m a huge “roasting person”, especially sweet potatoes. Need to try that!
    Yellow Haired Girl recently posted..Messy WIAWMy Profile

  10. amy @ fearless homemaker

    oh yum, your food looks sooo good to me. the sushi, the faux chicken sandwich, the amy’s burrito – all things i love. you’re making me hungry!!
    amy @ fearless homemaker recently posted..pasta salad with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella + green olivadaMy Profile

  11. Lauren

    Great now its 11am and I want frozen yogurt!!

  12. Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count

    Your frozen yogurt looks SO good!
    Fran@ Broken Cookies Don’t Count recently posted..J is for Joy and WIAWMy Profile

  13. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    I have never thought of roasting pears for some reason… but yeah, that needs to happen, the flavors must be wonderful! Frozen yogurt= win. I know you mentioned it on my blog and now I am craving it even more :)

  14. kaceyt

    sweet potatoes and pears- what an interesting combo! i love both, so i’ll have to try it:) i also have your coconut curry stew on the menu for this weekend…i’m worried about curdling the coconut milk, though:P

    • notsodomesticated

      PLEASE let me know how it goes!! Do a Google search on the topic. Like I said, it seems like if you add the milk closer to the end (and/or use full fat coconut milk), you shouldn’t have that problem. I hope it turns out well! Even if it does “curdle,” it’s still edible (won’t hurt you) and it tastes good. But it doesn’t look as pretty!

      • kaceyt

        I made the coconut curry stew last night and it was AWESOME! I added the coconut milk (regular) right at the end and it didn’t curdle at all! I was nervous, but it turned out great…thanks for the delicious recipe!
        kaceyt recently posted..Minny’s Chocolate PieMy Profile

        • notsodomesticated

          Thank you SO much for letting me know, Kacey! Now I can make it again with those changes and feel confident that the outcome will be a good one! :) Glad you enjoyed it!

  15. Carrie @ Lift Eat Repeat

    Genius idea about the toaster oven!

    Love that catch phrase- too cute! So every weekend I always plan on going out to fro-yo but I haven’t made it there is a while so I def need to go soon! TCBY just came out with Greek fro-yo which is awesome so I can get some protein in my fro-yo! Oh and so did Ben and Jerry’s, which you can buy at Walmart now! :)
    Carrie @ Lift Eat Repeat recently posted..Oh Weights How I’ve Missed You SoMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      I saw that Ben & Jerry’s had Greek fro-yo! I need to try that!

  16. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life

    All your meals look so good! Glad the toaster oven is working out for you :-) one of the best things I ate this week was a pistachio cake made with olive oil and yogurt that my brother-in-law made for Easter. It was delicious!
    Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life recently posted..Roses are Red, or Coral?My Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Wow that cake sounds amazing!! Your brother-in-law sounds like a pretty awesome guy!! ;)

  17. Stefanie @TheNewHealthy

    Yum! I love the idea of roasted pears! Definitely have to try that!! :)
    Stefanie @TheNewHealthy recently posted..Full Body 100 Rep WorkoutMy Profile

  18. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    Hazelnut butter= awesome. Love Justins. banana peppers on pizza? Never thought of doing that but it sounds awesome.
    We just discovered a fro-yo place pretty much in walking distance of our new house. DANGEROUS!!!
    Cinnamon @ eatpraytri recently posted..#1 on the list!!My Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Oh, if you like banana peppers, you HAVE to try them on pizza. I’ve been eating them on my pizza since the 7th grade. They are delicious!

  19. Jentry Nielsen

    Toaster oven! That is such a great idea for you!!!
    I will have to try that recipe in my oven though, it looks and sounds so delicious!
    That is so funny about your half of the pizza! My boyfriend and I always do the same thing! Mine is always veggie loaded, I call it the “better” side too!! ha
    Jentry Nielsen recently posted..Finally A Recipe! Sweet Potato, Peach and Pork PacketsMy Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Great minds think alike!! ;)

  20. Meg

    Oh my goodness! I have ALWAYS wanted a toaster oven. I think I was 10 years old and I had it on my Christmas wish list! BAHAHAHAHAHA!

    All of your eats look delicious :) I love the sweet potato and pear combo!
    Meg recently posted..WIAW: Let’s Build Muscle!My Profile

    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha you sound as bad as me … when I was in 5th grade, I wanted a food dehydrator for Christmas!! I had seen the infomercials, and I just HAD to have it! Of course, after I got it, I only used it twice! ;)

  21. Lyvia

    I wish I could steal your whole pantry! lol Your snacks look soooooooo yummy!
    Lyvia recently posted..Answering your questions!My Profile

  22. Jessica

    I love Amy’s burritos! They are perfect for a quick lunch or dinner!
    Jessica recently posted..Like Father, Like DaughterMy Profile

  23. Pamela

    ok, so as I’m reading your blog and thinking, “They have SunniBunni in Georgia!?” I read that you’re here! I can’t believe it! You have to call me and let me know how long you’re staying! Jeremy and I are driving up to Orlando, but of coure, we always stop at Sunni Bunni any time we’re even near there. Oh yes, my friend, remember Sunni Bunni is the best frozen yogurt EVER. And no other yogurt can give you that 10 minute spa- I promise.. lol. Jeremy and I have sampled every other place, and it’s never the same. ;b Anyway, I’m so glad you’re spending time with your mom. Please let me know if we can maybe see you for a few minutes on Saturday if you’re still there.

    • notsodomesticated

      Hi my friend! I KNEW you were going to comment on this post hahahah! I know you love SunniBunni! ;) I’m actually driving back to GA first thing Saturday morning, so that I can be back for church on Sunday. Sorry that I don’t get to see you this time … but don’t worry, I’ll be back. It was only a 7 hour drive … not bad at all! Maybe next time I come down, we can meet in Tampa or something, since you’ll be in Orlando!

  24. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Good call on the toaster oven! And I’m so happy to see that you’ve been making visits to the Whole Foods hot bar :D I might just have to convince Will that it’s time to go back..
    Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance recently posted..Lost Candy CornMy Profile

  25. Amber with Slim Pickin's Kitchen

    Hey! Ran across your blog from CCK. I’m a newlywed too (6 months on the 29th), and live in Charleston, SC. We have a frozen yogurt place right down the street from our house and I swear we go at least one a week. They have a flavor called Taro that is so delicious, especially when topped with yogurt chips, fresh fruit, and these little jelly juice ball thingys that burst in your mouth when you eat them. LOVE! Anywho, I’m looking forward to trading newlywed secrets with you! :)

    • notsodomesticated

      Hey Amber!! Thanks for writing!! Horray for newlyweds. Of course, Brandon and I have been married for about 16 months now, but I still consider us newlyweds. ;) How’s married life so far? We live north of Atlanta, so I bet we’re not too far away from you! :)

  26. Corrie Anne

    Pears & sweet potatoes? That’s an interesting idea. I’ll have to try it. LOVE mellow mushroom pizza!
    Corrie Anne recently posted..old stomping groundsMy Profile

  27. Pingback: The perfect springtime dessert. | Confessions of a (Not-So) Domesticated Newlywed

  28. Pamela

    Hey Kristen, sorry you’re leaving so soon! Too bad I didn’t get to see you, but yes, the next time I’ll most likely be in Orlando and maybe we can meet up. Glad your time in FL with your mom is going well. Safe drive on Saturday!!

  29. low fat acidophilus milk

    Thanks for finally talking about >I love food.
    | Confessions of a (Not-So) Domesticated Newlywed <Liked it!
    low fat acidophilus milk recently posted..low fat acidophilus milkMy Profile

Add a Comment

CommentLuv badge