Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What I Ate (When I Got Home from Vacation) Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!!

I hope you are doing amazingly well because it's been a long time since
I visited you on a What I At Wednesday!

As you know, I've spent the last week with my family in Tennessee and Kentucky. Derek had to work, so sadly I had to leave him and the dogs behind. It's safe to assume that I was absolutely gluttonous during the time I was away....because I was :-) All I wanted when I got home on Monday night was some fresh fruits and veggies. All I found was some old chicken wings, cheddar cheese and some very overripe pears.

Ugh!!! What the heck was I going to eat????

Luckily, I had picked some things while I was away that aren't so easy to find in Canada. They helped to tide me over until I had time to hit a grocery store.

For breakfast I had chocolate peanut butter Puffins. Can you believe that this is the first time I have ever had Puffins??  LOVE THEM ~ especially the peanut butter ones!

I also scored some Key Lime Larabars. Best flavour ever!!! And really, really hard to find! Thankfully I've now stocked up.

For dinner, I improvised and ended up with something pretty delish. In a wok I combined a package of Green Giant Vegetable Rice Primavera (whole grain rice, zucchini, broccoli and red pepper), a can of chickpeas, 1.5 cups of diced tomatoes, a pinch of cumin and tumeric and salt and pepper to taste. I let it simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes and then served. For a quick on-the-fly dinner it was really, really good!

And I absolutely CANNOT leave without giving some honourable mention to something my neice and I made while I was away. I found it on my beloved Pinterest. This Popcorn Cake is a fun dessert to make with the kiddos in your life and it tastes as sweet and sinful as it looks!

So there are some of my recent eats. What have you been munching on lately? If you're looking for more foodie inspiration head on over and visit Miss Jenn at Peas & Crayons.

What kind of eats do you come up with when the fridge is totally empty?

Happy Wednesday. I hope you enjoy your day!



  1. Yum! Great eats girl! Love the key lime larabar :)

  2. I've never had the key lime flavor, but I will definitely pack one for my trip to Israel so I can sample its goodness. Also PUFFINS. I only eat the GF kinds, but still they are soooo good.

  3. Love, Love, Love key lime Larabars~~

  4. i have never tried puffins myself! i hear such great things about them - i should get on that...

  5. I have to be honest...I think I might be the one person in the world who does NOT like Peanut Butter Puffins. The chocolate ones in that box are yummy, but the peanut butter? To me, it tastes like horrible, lightly peanut powder-dusted cardboard.

    Leapin' Lemurs? Now THERE's a good peanut butter cereal. :) [And if you are in Texas, the Central Market Peanut Butter Dots are AMAZING.]

  6. I really enjoy Puffins! But I actually prefer the chocolate ones... I tend to sift through the box for those haha

  7. Many times when my fridge is empty I just eat cereal. Um, and I also eat cereal for dinner even when my fridge isn't empty!!

  8. So glad to see you back and you had a great trip!!!!

    This popcorn cake looks rad!! I wanna try it!!

    Mmmmmmm nothing beats PUFFINS!!! I always get them in the US because they are so much cheaper than here in Vancouver!


  9. Love the PB Chocolate Puffins....they are my second favorite, right behind cinnamon :)

  10. You and I eat so much alike that it's funny. I LOVE larabars (the peanut butter ones are my fav.) I'm glad you're home safely and enjoyed yourself.
    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  11. A popcorn cake?! How fun is that?! Very cute.