Wednesday, 5 March 2014

What I Ate Wednesday - Arugula edition

What I Ate Wednesday - Arugula edition It's another Wednesday! Time to share the toddler's and my eats from the day before. I'm going to get straight to the point today. Here is what the kiddo and I ate yesterday: 

I am linking up for this week's What I Ate Wednesday with Jenn at Peas and Crayons:

Peas and Crayons


Breakfast: 

Green pancakes with green hummus and chives. So so so good. These are savory pancakes that basically consist of spinach and peas. 

Green pancakes with avocado hummus and chives

Green pancakes with green hummus

Toddler loves them as much as I do, so that's a win. 


Lunch:

Easy, peasy pizza. Toddler and I l really liked it! It took all of three minutes to put together and another four to cook in the oven and lunch was ready. Toddler was happy that lunch was so quickly prepared. Happy toddler = happy mommy. 

Tortilla pizza with arugula, green onions, cheese, tomato paste, and mushrooms

Tortilla pizza
I used a whole wheat tortilla, a bit of tomato paste, mushrooms, green onion, a little bit of cheese and some arugula. Arugula is my new obsession, and has temporarily replaced spinach. We actually still have a little bit in the garden! 


Dinner:

Spinach chicken stew served with a big ole heap of arugula because why not? I mean, I did eat it with breakfast and lunch, so adding it to my dinner is only logical. We also added a dab of siracha to it for extra spice. 

Spinach chicken stew with a heap of arugula

Chicken stew with spinach and a heap of arugula

Here's a shot where you can actually see the stew instead of my heaping portion of greens: 


Chicken stew with spinach

I also whipped up a quick batch of green asparagus (not pictured). I pan fried them in a scratched non stick pan (needed to add extra virgin olive oil), with three cloves of garlic, the juice of half of a lemon, a lot of pepper, and a tiny drizzle of soy sauce. The toddler ate half of it. He ate his portion, and then snagged a whole bunch from hubs and I! I was not expecting that. Hubs also thought it was fantastic, and he's usually not a fan. I'm pretty sure that before we got together, he used to eat asparagus from a jar, and didn't realise it's actually supposed to have flavour and not be a soft mush. Overall, I'm so pleased at how quickly I was able to whip up the asparagus all the while entertaining the kiddo. It's amazing how the simplest recipes can have so much flavour!

Dessert: 

Lemon sesame bars. No sugar. No butter. So soft and tasty.  

Welcome to Mommyhood: Lemon sesame bar

Lemon sesame bar

Drinks: 

Coffee, water, and tea

That's it for this week! Thank you for stopping by! 
Yuliya