What I Ate Wednesday: 6th Edition

Today is a special day – it’s the day before Thanksgiving – hooray! It’s also a WIAW that I actually thought about and had some delicious food with pretty pictures for your enjoyment! A great combo, if I do say so myself. Smile

What WIAW isn’t about

Comparison – Judgement – Restriction – Guilt

What WIAW is about

Celebrating one of the glorious things we all have in common: We all eat!

WIAW is about food and fun! It’s about making new friends, breaking out of a food rut, inspiring yourself & others, embracing fruit & vegetables, finding new ways to eat your favorite foods, and so much more <3

Celebrate blogging. Celebrate Food. Celebrate Individuality.

WIAW is hosted by Peas & Crayons and features lot of great meals for you to discover. I’m sharing what I ate on Tuesday (yesterday) in each WIAW post.

Breakfast

I woke up about 30 minutes before the alarm went off and did something I’ve been saying I needed to do – I got up! I usually try to go back to sleep and then feel exhausted when the alarm goes off, instead of feeling refreshed when I wake up alone. It’s crazy, but I feel like I need less sleep to be refreshed since switching to a plant based diet (and I love my sleep!).

So, I put my awakeness to good use and made Jess’ delicious Pumpkin Scones for breakfast! While they were baking, I did a 20 minute yoga session for 30 Days of Yoga (with a quick pause to pull them out of the oven). Once they cooled (and yoga was over), I drizzled the spiced glaze on the top. Unexpected breakfast in bed for my hubby – I earned brownie points this morning! :)

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Lunch

Today’s lunch was actually a repeat of yesterday’s lunch – thank goodness, because it was delicious. Lunch was Gena’s Sweet Potato and Beet Nori Rolls and Christine’s Creamy Mushroom Soup.

I thought I ruined the Nori Rolls when I really overcooked the beet when I tried to save time by microwaving on Sunday night. Despite my stupid mistake, the overall taste was fantastic – it just didn’t look nearly as pretty as Gena’s photos.

The Creamy Mushroom Soup was fabulous – all the crispy broiled mushrooms on top (and them mixed in) were so flavorful. I really enjoy the texture and flavor of mushrooms!

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Snacks

This week’s (un-pictured) snacks were a bag of mini Oreos from Halloween (only two left!) and about 5 chips and salsa while cooking before dinner. I did go for a 6 mile run in between these snacks, so I needed some calories. :)

Dinner

I did not make dinner tonight….Kirk did! I pressed the tofu (our sophisticated, between two cutting boards with a stack of cookbooks method) before I left the house this morning. He then marinated it starting from about 10:30AM – the longer the marinade, the better the flavor (in my opinion). When I got home from my run, he was chopping away – yay!

So while I started prepping for Thanksgiving, Kirk made this fantastic Crunchy Tofu Salad for dinner. I think this is my favorite new tofu dish – simply amazing. The tofu was so crisp and crunchy, I’ve never had anything like it. We both had to hold back from eating another serving, because we weren’t really hungry – it was THAT good. Seriously – go make this now!

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The wine in the photo was a bottle we picked up when All Ya’lls went out of business a month or so ago: Les Tuffeaux Montlouis Sur Loire – a crisp, slightly fruity white loire table wine. Yum!

 

Dessert

I’ve been wanting to make these for a while and this week I decided it was time! These are IsaChandra’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows, but I loved the visual instructions on Oh She Glows – so I had both up while preparing these.

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These got rave reviews from Kirk and GW. Really delicious, not too tricky to make (much easier than it looks) and beautiful result. If any of these last to Thanksgiving, I’ll be bringing these to share with the group. A great way to share how delicious non-dairy, egg-free baking really is!

Before ending this post for today….

Did you know that Better With Veggies is now on Facebook?

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I hope you will take a quick second to “like” the page now. It’s another easy way to stay up-to-date with all the Better With Veggies post. I also hope to be hosting some giveaways there for my FB friends in the future, as well as giving you another place to connect with me (and each other!).

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!

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    • says

      The rolling was actually the easy part, not like sushi with rice – give it a try!

      You’ll have to come by on Tuesday, my WIAW is actually from the day before. ;)

  1. says

    your scones looks so awesome heather! glad i could provide you with some early morning baking inspiration :) actually, your whole day of eating looks great – going to try that crispy tofu for sure! i’ve done the cornstarch coating but never with breadcrumbs too.
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    • says

      Thanks Nada! Lots of cooking going on – just need to make time for recipe creating now too. :) Happy Thanksgiving to you too – although I’m guessing that’s not really a holiday in the UK or Bahrain, huh?

  2. Tina @ Best Body Fitness says

    Want to come make breakfast in bed for me? That looks amazing! Heck…all the food looks so good. I’ve never managed to get tofu that crispy. Sounds perfect and I will have to look into it!
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    • says

      Hahaha..breakfast in bed doesn’t happen very often around here either. :) I was amazed at the crispyness of the tofu – let me know it turns out if you try it! I think you use that tofu mix as a base for many-a-recipe.

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