What I Ate Wednesday #1


This is the first time I am participating in What I Ate Wednesday where bloggers all share a day of what they ate. So here’s what I ate today…

I started my day with a glass of water and a green smoothie for 2 which included spinach, kale, Swiss chard, fennel, an endive, raw beetroot, an apple, a banana, hemp and chia seeds and a handful of almonds. I also added some unsweetened cacao powder as I fancied a chocolatey taste.

Here is the smoothie pre-blending:

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I ate the smoothie in a bowl topped with shredded coconut, cacao nibs and a few cashew nuts for some added healthy fats and crunch. It was delicious and so filling I wasn’t hungry for lunch until quite late!

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I also had a raspberry leaf tea in an oversized cup:

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For lunch, I heated up some lentil stew I had made the day before – just lentils with onion, garlic, herbs from Provence, tomato sauce and veggies (carrots, peas, celery, broccoli).

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I added some umami to the meal with a splash of red wine vinegar which really brings the taste to another dimension, while also helping digest the lentils.

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I also had a side of homemade sauerkraut, capers and olives to add some more taste to the lentils.

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After lunch, I had two of my delicious date, hazelnut and cinnamon balls.

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I also had some barley coffee which has a surprisingly similar sensual experience and taste to coffee but is made of barley.

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In the afternoon, I had a mint tea in a café. I liked the name of the tea bag from Lipton – Relax!

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By the time I finished, the grocery shops were closed and I wasn’t able to buy any food, so I just reheated some vegetable soup I had in the freezer. I always make an extra helping of soup to put in the freezer – something I learned from my mother-in-law! I don’t remember what vegetables were in there but it had cumin and mustard seeds for flavor. While I was digging around in the freezer, I also found some slices of spelt bread I had made and frozen a few months ago which I took  out and grilled in the toaster.

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I realized that 2/3 meals were recycled food – something I consider to be smart cooking since it means there is always something healthy at hand! Still, I am looking forward to stocking up on some fresh, seasonal food tomorrow!

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2 Comments

  • Jessie on Nov 13, 2013 Reply

    Love the combination of flavors in your Lentil Stew. Thanks for sharing :)

    • Hiba on Nov 13, 2013 Reply

      Thanks Jessie! Just saw your meals and they look yummy too!

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