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WIAW + entertaining our first dinner guest!

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WIAW! It seems I overworked the previous month and so I have to work less to stay on target for my allocated hours – ergo Wednesdays are half-free! 😀 It’s always demoralizing having to work on a Wednesday when I want to rock out and create something uber shiny, so this is a welcome consequence of not being able to do maths and overworking myself in October. wiaw fall into good habits buttonstrudelopenWhat better way to celebrate than with company and pastry?

Breakfast: zucchini-pumpkin-papaya smoothie with 1/3 cup soaked buckwheat + 1 TBSP flax seed powder (there is no way to make this look as appetizing as it was at 05h00 in the morning)

bfastksmoothiebowlTea-time: 1 cup pumpkin, 1 cup zucchini + 2 tsp tahini + 1 small granny smith appleteatimrLunch: Steamed carrots, green beans, patty pans, cucumber, 1/2 cup soy milk + 1 TBSP flax powder and cinnamon

lunchstpread16h00: Zucchini-papaya smoothie

smoothie2Dinner: creamy olive, pumpkin, pea, and lentil stew over herbed polenta with salad

We had my uncle over for dinner last night to show him the new poz (whilst my aunt is gallivanting with her daughter in another city), so I had an epic excuse to make a delicious and simple polenta dish. After a long day at work the last thing I want to do is stress about not getting food right, and you can’t go too wrong with polenta, nay?

polentachowDessert: I ate some homemade custard whilst Man-thing and my uncle had some apple-date-carob nib strudel  as well (based on the same principal as this last one) – I was pretty stuffed after the big dinner, so I decided to hold back on the pastry. Om nom! Either way, I naturally did a lot of tasting beforehand…of the carob nibs, the apples…baking is a tough job, obviously :pstrudelopen strudellog strudelcustardPost-dinner: Berry tea and some cucumber sticks to have on hand just in case of a snack attack, followed by an unexpected attack of cravings for PB.

teacucubumberI don’t know about you guys, but PB is my Achilles’ heel as a nighttime snack – I get these overpowering urges to eat the whole bottle (don’t worry, I didn’t actually do that, though I came close!).

WP_000484Blergh! I woke up SO full today, since I’m so used to just packing in tons of soup and steamed veggies for dinner instead of stuffing polenta and what not, but it was nice to have company and to hear about life from my uncle’s perspective, since I chat to my aunt almost every day. My uncle is kind of challenged in the cooking department, so hopefully he enjoyed being fed as well.

What did you eat on Wednesday? Link me up! 😀

What do you usually get cravings for late at night?

 

Author: Marfigs

Ahoy, I’m Margaux! History HOS and freelance editor; wench to my Man-thing; volunteer at a cat shelter; and handmaiden to our kitsy cats, Gatsby, Freyja and Atlas. This blog is dedicated to vegan food, occasionally overthrown by pictures of foster kittens and other fluffy creatures. I love sharing ideas and recipes, so don't be shy: stop by and say hi!

4 thoughts on “WIAW + entertaining our first dinner guest!

  1. Late night cravings are always always almond butter – no surprise a 1.1 lb jar last me little more than a week – and chocolate. The times I’m not home/within reach of an almond or other nut butter jar I swear my cravings get even more intense.
    What I ate on Wednesday actually included polenta, too. Vegan chili with a polenta topping, to be exact. I’ve been eating polenta for lunch for a week straight now and yet to get sick – always with different sides obviously. Actually, I just posted a new polenta dish on the blog.

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    • I wish I could afford almond butter – it’s SO amazing and smooth and tasty in a way PB can’t compare. Dipping carob chunks into PB is my new trick! Haha I’m so glad I’m not alone on this though – it’s a rather dastardly thing to have a craving for.

      I was thinking about making your chili polenta but was too lazy to turn on the oven again – Man-thing loves polenta and it’s getting all drizzly this time of year so I’ll be trying it soon. It’s amazing as a breakfast with soy milk and a splash of something sweet like date syrup/paste.

      I saw! Gah it looks divine. I loved your note about how it sounds more involved than it actually is – a disclaimer I feel should go with most recipes. An ingredient list always looks intimidating at first until you realize it’s all daily household items anyway, which would be much better served in your stomach than isolated and alone as ingredients. :p

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  2. That pastry looks amazing! That is a lot of food, but it’s plant based so your golden!

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    • Thank you! And yup, when I used to eat tons of fluffy white bread and cheese it would also be in massive quantities, but at least now I know it’s not going to cut five years off my life! 🙂

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