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WIAW: I’m a Lucky Girl

June 8, 2011

Oh hello.  It’s that time of the week again.  It’s funny how apprehensive I was about jumping on the WIAW bandwagon and now I can’t wait for Wednesday to roll around so I can participate. 

This may or may not have taken place last night as I was driving Joey and I home after his softball game.

Me: Guess what tomorrow is.

Joey: What?

Me: WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY!!! *Puts hand in the air for a high-five*

What can I say, I like to party.  So let’s get this one started.

Peas and Crayons

I was not off to a good start this morning by forgetting to take a picture of my pre-morning run snack.  But it looked a little something like this.

Date filled with nut butter, except this morning it was chocolate almond butter.  Doughy chocolatey goodness.

Real breakfast immediately followed my run.


Overnight oats:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Topped with:

  • coconut granola
  • crunchy peanut butter
  • very berry coffee cake crumbles – one of the perks of working at a coffee shop is getting to take home pastries at the end of the night 🙂

I’m a very lucky girl and was treated to lunch and a massage by my mama and I’d like to think I treated her with my presence and by suggesting we get pizza at Lucky Pie because unlike the part of the family she has to live with, I can do gluten and dairy.

We shared a pizza so we started with salads.


House salad with some incredibly delicious dressing, but next time remind me to order no onions.  Red onion chunks just rub me my taste buds the wrong way.

Then on to the main event: pizza!


Puttanesca Pizza: tomato sauce, olives, capers, roasted garlic, oregano, chile flakes.

This pizza had me at capers and olives – loooove both – like ‘used-to-get-a-jar-of-capers-in-my-stocking/Easter-basket’ love.  That’s normal, right?  Turns out this pizza was vegan but of course us cheese lovers had to add some mozzarella.  It was a good decision. 


Okay this is the part of the post where things get a little messed up.  In real time I haven’t actually gotten to the whole snack/dinner part of the day so here are some examples of both from earlier in the week.

I may not mention how often I eat cereal on the blog, but it’s one of my favorite snacks.  Although I always end up adding fruit, nuts or more likely, both.


Cereal with almonds and banana, apple, date muffin that I toasted in the oven and smeared with some Earth Balance.

Yeah, I think I’m gonna have to go grab me one of those muffins right now!

And I’ll share last night’s dinner.


I’m fairly sure this was my first time eating radishes and was surprised by the taste.  They’ve got a bite to them!  But I really enjoyed them.  But what’s not to enjoy – just look at those colors.


This dinner was fabulous.  Good work, Cooking Light.


Orecchiette with Peas, Shrimp and Buttermilk-Herb Dressing

Glad I doubled the recipe with this one.  Leftovers, here I come!

And here’s an interesting fact.  Usually I don’t snack at night since I eat dinner late but lately I’ve been ending the night with a snack.  Moving must make you hungry.  I wonder what I’ll have tonight!

What were you lucky enough to do/eat today?

22 Comments leave one →
  1. June 8, 2011 6:08 PM

    ::fist pumps::!!! I got so excited when I realized today was WIAW as well – it is a big part of my week, for sure. Your mom is so lucky that she got to buy your lunch AND give you a massage. How did she get through her day yesterday? 🙂

  2. June 8, 2011 6:35 PM

    That pasta looks AMAZING! I love shrimp & the name of the pasta is oddly similar to my last name. 🙂 Love it! -Jamie

  3. June 8, 2011 6:40 PM

    Wow you are lucky, sounds like an awesome time with your mom! 🙂 I really look forward to Wednesday now too!

  4. June 8, 2011 6:52 PM

    Lol I was exactly the same way with WIAW. Hesitant at first, but now I look forward to it every week. It’s kind of embarrassing, actually… Even my family took notice and always remind me when Wednesday is coming up. At least they’re supportive?

    Best thing I ate today would probably be my breakfast oats. Heck, best thing I eat every day is my breakfast oats. What can I say? I just love them.

    And you’ve suddenly got me craving a muffin with butter…

    • June 8, 2011 10:12 PM

      “Heck, best thing I eat every day is my breakfast oats” — I second this.

  5. June 8, 2011 7:06 PM

    I was kinda bummed i missed wiaw today, as i, too, am surprised at how much i look forward to it! haha.
    i love cereal as a snack as well. with fruit and peanut butter ftw!

    • June 8, 2011 10:12 PM

      Oh Jess, I was just as bummed that I didn’t get a WIAW post from you, but I enjoyed the guest post 🙂

  6. briana permalink
    June 8, 2011 7:53 PM

    I live in Colorado as well and I had a delicous buffalo burger from whole foods! So so good and leaner than beef and turkey burgers.

  7. June 8, 2011 9:10 PM

    I was lucky enough to go to a Soul Sweat class tonight at the Alchemy Dance studio in Boulder. It’s my latest and greatest obsession. Think mad sweat fest + dancing. Add a healthy dash of awesome…and that’s Soul Sweat. 🙂 Waaaaay better than Zumba! Also, I was eyeing that same Cooking Light recipe, so I’m glad to hear you liked it. I’ll definitely have to try it soon!

    • June 8, 2011 10:11 PM

      Oh my gosh, I need to try this!! I went to Zumba once and just felt like an idiot 😛

  8. June 8, 2011 9:35 PM

    Omg I want that massive pizza in my belly like now!! 😀

  9. The Teenage Taste permalink
    June 9, 2011 4:53 AM

    I love WIAW! It’s so fun so see all the delicious foods everyone eats and it gives me ideas for my meals!
    Have a great day!

  10. June 9, 2011 8:35 AM

    A Date Filled with Peanut Butter? What a great idea! Lauren’s are so smart 😉

  11. milehighmark permalink
    June 9, 2011 9:54 AM

    So did Joey give you the high-five? God bless that young man.

    • June 9, 2011 2:36 PM

      Yes, yes he did. While yelling “WOOOO!” I might add. What would I do without a boyfriend who humors me?

  12. June 9, 2011 2:05 PM

    bahahahaha you rock girl! I’m glad I get to party with you every wednesday!!!

    So funny that you don’t want red onions — i’m juuuust getting into them! It is a battle though — they mess my breath up for 24 hours and i’m not sure red onions and I will be buddies for very long! yikes! capers on your pizza though are genius!

    Hope your wednesday rocked! mwah!

  13. ericascime permalink
    June 9, 2011 2:19 PM

    What I Ate Wednesday!? I love this idea. In fact, I’m going to do it. I recount every detail of what I eat each day to my family, friends and boyfriend anyway. Might as well do it to the general population, right? Love the look of those oats by the way!

  14. June 9, 2011 3:16 PM

    Trust me, I eat cereal more than I… breathe air? And I’m definitely an evening snacker… usually just pb & j on toast with a cup of tea makes me a happy girl!

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