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WIAW: Quick Meals in Disguise

WIAW... it's been a long time since my last "What I Ate Weduesday" post!  See my previous WIAW posts here, and check out other folks' WIAW over at Peas & Crayons.

Yesterday's meals were all simple, although they'd look like they took quite a bit of time.

I was so tired that I slept through/snoozed my first alarm--very rare!  Got myself up eventually, showered, got dressed, and made eggs. The eggs caused a rude awakening, because the smoke from the frying pan--after I was done cooking, set off the alarm.  That shook me to consciousness.

Thus, breakfast was simple: eggs over lox. Lox, courtesy of my grandmother, who brought them for me when we celebrated Mother's Day on Sunday. She knows I love them but don't buy them often.  Thank you, Grandma!

Lunch was Turnip Noodles with Toasted Walnut Pesto.  Sounds fancy, right?  It's actually a "7-minute meal" by Hungry Root.  They have a variety of vegetable-noodle dishes that are pre-portioned a…

WIAW: Salsa, Salad, Sweets

Summer is here, the school year is ending, and I am ready to get blogging.  To help me get back in the habit, what could be better than a little What-I-Ate-Weduesday!?  I only remembered to photograph a little over half of what I ate, but I'm getting there.  I'll get the hang of it again!

Here goes!

Breakfast:Scrambled eggs with salsa and cheddar.  Less morning work stress = time to sit down and eat a real meal!

[Not pictured: a spoonful of sauerkraut and a few pieces of honeydew]

Lunch: Typical salad in typical take-out container.  Lettuce, hearts of palm, avocado, red peppers, and some London broil from my mom, all topped off with some dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar.  Salads like this are my go-to for my BYO lunch at work, and are likely to remain a staple throughout the summer. Salads are refreshing in the heat!

Snack/Dinner: Not pictured, but I my afternoon also included a mix: a small Whole Foods salad-bar mix, some almonds, and a few chocolate-covered cranberries.  T…

WIAW: Sedona

Dropping in to post a quick WIAW, documenting eats from my trip last week to Sedona, Arizona!  (Read all about our adventures here)

We didn't have a single bad meal, and I was highly impressed by the gluten-free accommodations everywhere we went!

Picazzo's, a restaurant that is some 90% gluten-free, was outstanding.  We started by sharing the "Heart Healthy Gourmet" salad, which was SO good we got it again the next day to pair with our leftovers for dinner!!

As an entree, I very much enjoyed my mushroomy-goodness rotelli:

Even my gluten-loving compadre enjoyed his buffalo chicken pasta dish!

Brunch at Red Rock Cafewith the locals was quite satisfying.

In the evening, we sampled the local wine: Kokopelli

On our hikes, I sustained my energy by munching on Quest Protein Bars:

Lunch uptown was at Wildflower Bread Company ("making up for the gluten-free dinner"), where I got a delicious Chopped Salad with Salmon!

In town, I also enjoyed a bit of fresh fudge from th…

WIAW: What I've BEEN eating

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!  I've gotten such great responses to the foodie photos I've been posting lately, including many comments that, hey, maybe "Paleo" isn't so scary after all!

For this reason, I'm going to try to photograph my food more often, so you can see that Paleo eats are not really unpalatable as you might think. Granted, I'm not a Paleo purist, but I do eat real foods that are Paleo- or Primal-approved. Below is what I ate today, and if you like what you see, you can also follow me on Instagram and Twitterto see even more good eats and inspiration.

You can also check out the Paleo tab above to see some previous informational posts, meals, recipes, and reviews.

So now for a brief WIAW: Started off my day with...


Coconut Eggs and Broccoli
Lunchwas my go-to quick-and-easy "Tangy Tuna" mish-mash.

Tuna, avocado, carrots, slaw, dijon mustard, ACV
Evening snack: ... grazing.
     Pine nuts
 "Chewy Almond Bar" from

WIAW: Making it Paleo

It's been a while, but don't worry. I've been cooking up a storm since getting into my new healthy fall habit. And now I'm back with a quick paleo...

What I Ate Wednesday! (Aka today, Tuesday.) This week and last, I've been cooking from the new Make It Paleo cookbook by The Food Lovers.  So far, so good!  They've got recipes for every (primal) palate, and nothing is so outlandish that I haven't been able to make it in my own kitchen.  Plus, it all tastes pretty darn good.  Sidenote: The recipe book is NOT only foods that replace non-paleo items (like pancakes or pizza crust). It's packed with tasty, simply paleo recipes (a few of which I made last week).  Today's eats just happened to be a little more on the "paleo-ified" side. I'll do a more thorough review of the book and its recipes later, but for now, here's what I ate today...


Unphotographed snack: [an apple] Unphotographed nibble: [dark chocolate chips] (theseare…

Gluten-Free Date

If you have a food allergy, preference, or are simply a picky eater, eating out can be a challenge. Whether you're lactose intolerant, vegan, have celiac disease, keep Kosher, or follow a paleo diet, there are tons of ways eaters like and need to alter their orders at restaurants.  You may need a special type of flour, no flour at all, no vegetable oils, no chicken stock, and on and on... Some places happily cater to such customers, while others are less kind. 
Amber at Exsoycise has some great tips for avoiding soy and other food allergies while eating out.  Me? I'm just going to share a success storyand some savory and sweet photos of how some places are popping up that cater directly to those with specific allergies or aversions.
(This is also kind of a sorry excuse for a What I Ate Wednesday, because today is Wednesday, but if Wednesday were last spring...)
Back in the spring, my friend Ezra and I had ourselves a gluten-free date in New York City.  I happened to bump into him…

WIAW: Fall into good habits

Ah, September--the start to a new year, new weather, new schedules, and new... healthy habits!

(One of which is sharing posts with other fitbloggers, like Scott over at Your Inner Skinny, where I guest blogged yesterday about my experience with Paleo.Read it here!)

With my own schedule changing this fall, it's imperative that I begin planning my meals and preparing food in advance.  So, that is just what I set out to do before my first and my second week of work.  I got busy thinking of recipes and preparing some food ahead.  Finding a new recipe to try made food prep time something exciting, rather than arduous work. I'm sure it'll get old, but new recipes will keep it interesting for a while.

Many of these new recipes came straight from Practical Paleo...

Last week's Sunday Monday (Labor Day), I prepared Savory Baked Chicken Legs and put it in the oven to roast.  Came out beautifully, although I still have trouble eating meat that looks like.. the meat it came as. #r…