I had to keep track of what I ate for a day for something, so I figured – why not take pictures and post a What I Ate Wednesday?
This is 1 scrambled egg with some swiss (Jarlsberg) and sauteed onions. I also had a slice of whole grain toast with butter, a pear (some of it is unpictured – I was snacking as I prepped the plate), some sliced tomato (from Maria’s garden in NJ – Maria is my Grammie’s caretaker), sauteed onions, and sauerkraut (homemade by Maria).
It was really delicious. I have been eating a lot of sauerkraut lately because Maria gave me a big container of it.
I also had an unpictured 1/2 cup of coffee with coconut creamer.
This was from a place called Essen. They have a hot/cold bar so I got a little bit of everything – salad, fish, chicken, cauliflower, and a piece of a turkey wrap.
Unpictured lunch dessert: iced coffee with cream + 1 mini reeses cup.
Afternoon snack: the picture came out terribly, so I will just explain – I had some veggie sides from an organic store a few blocks from my office. A couple squashes (kabocha and acorn) and a small scoop of curry stew.
Dinner: was with Bobby and a friend at Bareburger. (The friend recently got a job at my company and he wanted to take us out.) I got the “California” burger with a farmers quinoa veggie burger. It came in a lettuce wrap with avocado, cheddar, watercress, and tomato (hold the onions). We all shared the rings & fries side with assorted ketchups. (These are not my pictures; I didn’t really want to bust out the camera in public.)
Dessert: was a couple small peaches from my Grammie’s peach tree. Another NJ find.
By the time we got home it was late and B and I both crashed into bed. Another productive Wednesday
What is your favorite kind of burger?
Mine is anything with avocado / bacon / cheese!
I belong to a CSA – the 92nd Street Y CSA – and each week we get a shipment of fresh, organic, local vegetables from a farm just an hour or two north of the city.
This means that I tend to eat similar foods week to week, because the CSA sends me foods that are in season. It’s great when we get my favorites, like squash – but it can sometimes be overwhelming in the summer when I’m getting pounds and pounds of greens.
This CSA is organized by volunteers, so each member has to volunteer to man the pick-up table at least one. Last week was my week (Thursday). I got sent home with about 4 full bags of veggies and I could barely carry it the 2 long blocks to my apartment. In the bags I got:
- many pounds of beets (and then more again this week!)
- broccoli and cabbage (and more again this week)
- butternut squash (the allotment was 1, but since I was volunteering I was able to take home many of the extras at the end)
- tomatoes, eggplant, & shallots
- basil & hot peppers
- 3 dozen eggs (I gifted 1 dozen to a friend; I will probably gift another dozen because I get 1 dozen each week and I can barely finish them)
- peaches, plums, and nectarines
- 2 loaves of raisin bread (brought 1 to work and it was demolished), 1/2 loaf of whole wheat bread, 1 piece of focaccia
I have been trying to use all of that up this week. Here are some of the beautiful squash:
I think I could eat squash until I turn orange.
What I Ate Wednesday
- breakfast was coffee and a medium-sized chunk of raisin nut bread toast with butter
- lunch was 2 scrambled eggs and roasted veggies (beets, broccoli) for lunch
- a large-ish nutty biscotti (grabbing coffee with a friend)
- went to a yoga class at 6pm (had to sneak out of work early! I made up for it later in the evening)
- dinner was a tuna salad sandwich on focaccia from a nearby restaurant (Cavatappo Grill) that came with a side salad
- dessert was a cup of greek yogurt (0%) with cinnamon, stevia, and PB2
- and I ate a few roasted veggie pieces as I was putting them in tupperwares (I tend to make roasted veggies at night, before I go to bed – then I eat them the next few days for lunch)
I don’t actually have any pictures, but I do have a picture of my coffee.
How To Make Coffee with a French Press
- boil water
- 2 heaping spoons of freshly ground coffee goes into the press (the spoon is a coffee spoon – I want to say it’s 2 tablespoons – so 4 heaping T’s in total)
- pour the hot water over the grounds, let sit
- after one minute, give it a stir and put the top on (don’t press down yet)
- wait 4-5 minutes, then press down
- put your milk and sugar in your cup first, then pour the coffee over
That’s all I have. What did you eat Wednesday?