What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu

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About a month ago, I had a very productive day off.

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It began with breakfast, of course: I had Ezekial bread avocado toast. My favorite!

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I had two back-to-back Skype catch-up sessions with faraway friends, and snacked on a clementine.

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Next, I made beverages to take with me for my day: water and iced nettle leaf tea with prickly pear extract and a drop of lemon essential oil by doTERRA. I’m obsessed with their oils; check them out here.

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What I Ate Wednesday: Honolulu

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Happy WIAW… here’s what I’ve been eating lately:

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BREAKFAST: avocado toast on Ezekial English muffin… I seriously ate this every morning for a week (with my coffee, of course).

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LUNCH: best lunch lately was the yogi sandwich (I ordered it with bacon but it comes with sun-dried tomato hummus, carrots, cucumber, kale and sprouts) from Sprout near where I work.

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SNACKS: potato chips, unfortunately. They taste so good but then afterwards I feel so crappy! I got these for free and after they were done, I did not buy more!

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Chicken with Hummus, Saratoga Springs

You’ll have to excuse the terrible pictures from this dinner that was four years ago, but I still wanted to share because the meal was a great, gluten-free idea. Flavia (in the back, Maggie in the front) cooked us all dinner one night at our house at Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs.

 

It’s such a great, simple and easy idea but I never would have thought of it: roasted chicken and vegetables served over hummus. Low-calories, healthy, gluten-free and nutritious. I will have to make this sometime soon!

Dinner at Grandma Tallie’s

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As I mentioned in my 2014 recap, I got to visit my grandma in Rhode Island twice this past year. She lives in a super cute, very old house (that I have a great picture of, but won’t post it here out of respect for her privacy – so here’s a picture from a walk we took instead).

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My dad and I went to visit her the first time, and we brought a bunch of food from Dean & Deluca (we drove out from NYC).

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Our vegetarian (for my grandma, she’s a serious animal-lover) dinner spread was amazing: bean salad, fingerling potatoes, jarred artichoke hearts, bread, cheese, sesame noodles, cauliflower with pomegranate, sweet potato chips and two types of hummus. Yum!

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For dessert, my dad went all out: cherry clafouti and champagne! It was the perfect takeout / dine in dinner and dessert.

Dinners at Maggie’s House, North Stonington

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This summer, I lived with Maggie and her parents at their home in North Stonington, Connecticut, while the two of us were in Yoga Teacher Training. Maggie’s mom cooked us so many delicious, homemade dinners! Above is a dish Maggie, Chelsea and I made: pesto pasta made with fresh basil from the garden. We also made a version of the pesto with avocado, which was really good.

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We had a salad along with the pesto pasta.

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Another night we grilled burgers; Maggie’s family only uses the grill (no stove or oven) during the summer.

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One night we helped Maggie’s mom make an amazing pasta salad with fresh herbs, zucchini and yellow squash from the garden, as well as ham, peppers, mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

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YUM!

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Maggie’s mom made us lots of great salads; here’s a cobb salad.

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