Hello friends! I hope you all enjoyed your long Memorial Day weekend! I’m not going to lie, I enjoyed mine immensely…right up until Monday night, when I got a seriously nasty case of the stomach flu. I’ll spare you the details, but suffice to say if you’ve wondered why I’ve been silent on the blog for a few days…it’s because I haven’t much ventured out of bed.
Because of that, my food for the past day and a half has consisted of hot tea, rice, chicken, and these terrible raw-vegan-organic-natural-vegetable-crackers. I wanted Saltines, but raw-vegan-organic-natural-vegetable-crackers were all I had in my pantry.
Appetizing, huh? Anyway, the point of all this is that I decided not to post a traditional “What I Ate Wednesday” from Tuesday and spare you the snooze fest pictures of rice and hot tea. Instead, I’m just going share pictures of my Memorial Day Weekend as a WIAW post, because I know everyone out there is dying for a play by play, right?
Just go with it.
But first – thanks as usual to the lovely Jenn for hosting another WIAW!
And now, without further ado, here’s what I’ve been eating (minus the past day and a half)!
Onion and pepper sausages and grilled vegetables skewers — compliments of the local farmer’s market. Whenever I have time when I’m at my parent’s, I’ll try to get to the farmer’s market. It’s huge, I love it, and they have a TON of options. We stopped by on Saturday and came home and grilled for dinner. It’s no secret that I won’t grill at my apartment because I’m too lazy/scared/impatient, so I was taking full advantage this weekend!
And speaking of the farmer’s market…
I know this is a repeat picture from my Saturday post, but I felt it had to be included! There’s a Mediterranean stand at the farmer’s market and I couldn’t resist picking up some dolmas (stuffed grape leaves) for a snack! Love these suckers. I contemplated trying a version that uses cauliflower instead of rice, but I don’t think it will be the same. Why mess with perfection, right?
One of my contributions to the Memorial Day festivities was my kicked-up broccoli salad/slaw. I’m so in love with this stuff. What’s better is that my family (in particular an Uncle who is notorious for shunning “healthy” food) loved it as well! Win!
Creamy, delicious deviled eggs. Fact: my Mom makes the best deviled eggs ever. (She also makes the best lasagna ever.) This particular batch (mom’s recipe) has sugar and store-bought mayo (of course, the first time I attempt homemade mayo at my parent’s house it turns out to be a huge FAIL – but it worked for my broccoli slaw), but that didn’t stop me from eating them! I’ve been playing around with a recipe for chicken salad deviled eggs…hopefully you’ll see that soon!
That little beauty is a grass-fed Angus burger with homemade mayo, wholegrain brown mustard, spring mix, cucumber, and tomato on a grain-free homemade bun. This may have been the best thing I ate ALL. WEEKEND.
Green juice! Another Uncle (not the anti-health food Uncle) just recently started eating clean/whole/grain-gluten-and-legume-free, so I have an ally in that. And while I do not have a juicer at my apartment (nor do I have a blender that will suffice for any type of juice/smoothie), he does! That is a mix of spinach, kale, collard greens, broccoli, celery, cucumber, and green apple. Love.
Banana-walnut pancakes! This is the first time I’ve had pancakes since way before Christmas. They were not grain-free or sugar-free, but they were DELICIOUS. And since my Dad was making breakfast on Monday morning, who am I to turn him down? They were so worth it.
Don’t worry – I also consumed copious amounts of fresh raw veggies, fruit, and salad.
Before I close out my Memorial Day Weekend recap, I’d just like to take a minute to say thanks to all of those who served our country, who are serving our country right now, and most importantly to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice serving our country. You may not get the credit you deserve, but we salute you.
God Bless America.