Today was a real empty the fridge day…
Its started by enjoying an almond milk latte made by my 14 year old…
…then 2 pieces of wholemeal raisin toast ends with vegan butter and a cup of tea and 2 glasses of water…
…lunch was similarly 2 pieces of wholemeal toast ends with peanut butter and the remains of the strawberry rhubarb jam with another almond milk latte and another glass of water.
…for afternoon tea I had another glass of water and 2 plums (I ate 1 before I took the photo)…
Dinner was my mangled piece of meatloaf with some bourbon glazed carrots, buttered peas and mashed potatoes…all kinds of deliciousness. 1 more glass of water!
Dessert was leftover Easter chocolates a final glass of water and a rooibos tea.
This week has been absolute chaos and today was no exception. The day started off with a coffee in the car and a glass of water when I got home, and then by 10 I was able to sit down with another coffee, another glass of water and a bowl of whipped banana porridge with a spoonful of peanut butter and some frozen berries. (Our coffee machine was being super weird, so I’m a bit worried that’s my last coffee for a while *sobs*.)
Thank goodness I had the foresight to have a big breakfast because out I went at 11 and didn’t stop until after school pick up when I made myself a cup of tea and sampled the three new types of Oreo cookies that my mom sent. Downed another glass of water too.
Raced back out the door after that to go pick up Aaron from work. His public transport commute has gotten ridiculous so while I’m loathing the car I’m always keen to get him home sooner.
This meant that dinner needed to be quick and simple, so I went for creamy sundried tomato pasta that I can have on the table from start to finish in 20 minutes. Another glass of water!
Some leftover Easter chocolates for dessert while lying in bed with a heat pack on my back…what have I done to cause so much back pain?!!
And my version of a night cap – a cup of vanilla rooibos tea (and one last water, not pictured).
Trekked down to Erindale Cakery Bakery yesterday to snag some of their flavoured hot cross buns – this one was raspberry white chocolate. It was just ok. Had it with vegan butter and a double shot almond milk latte and a glass of water.
Hawaiian pizza scroll for a quick lunchtime commute
Followed by 2 glasses of water when I got home because I was thirsty!
A handful of grapes and another water after school pick up this arvo.
Wholemeal “mac” and cheese with a green salad for dinner…
…with more water! Having a glass handy is so much easier than keeping track of where my water bottle is.
Almond pound cake with raspberry jam swirl and glaze and a skim milk latte for dessert.
And a late night rooibos. Sweet dreams!
A bowl of whipped banana porridge with peanut butter, cinnamon and frozen berries. A latte made on almond milk and a tall glass of water.
Followed not long after by another almond milk latte and another glass of water.
An open PB&J (aka two wholemeal bread ends with peanut butter and strawberry jam) and my 3rd glass of water!
An Earl grey tea with almond milk and water #4
Water #5 with 3 wafer crackers (which I since found out are NOT vegan!) spread with green olive and artichoke tapenade and some little tomatoes.
Dinner today was a bit of an experiment: one of our favourites, chicken pot parmentier, cooked in the slow cooker. It worked and it was wonderful! Oh and water #6!
A slice of birthday cake for dessert. Not gonna lie, it’s not the best cake…
Finished off with my favourite vanilla rooibos tea!
Just your typical hectic Wednesday…
Take away double shot almond milk flat white for the morning school trip
Whipped banana porridge with cinnamon and peanut butter and some frozen berries – my go to meal that can fill me up for a good chunk of time and gives me energy to keep going. Had this at about 10:30, when I finally had a chance for breakfast!
Lunch was small but that’s because I was still full from breakfast. Some wafer crackers with green olive artichoke tapenade and a medley of little tomatoes. And a refilled water bottle!
A last minute cup of tea before the school pick up run.
Pi day meant we had to eat pie! Reheated apple sausage pie with…
A simple green salad.
Dessert was bourbon rosemary peach pie with french vanilla ice cream and another cup of tea. (Both pies were made yesterday so that I didn’t have to worry about cooking today.)
A double shot flat white with almond milk for the school drop offs…
…along with some wholemeal peanut butter and honey toast because I didn’t have to do the driving until after Aaron got to work – I know it’s not vegan because of the honey, but today, that’s what I wanted, so that’s what I had!
A bottle of water and a pear for morning tea after I got home…
…followed by a wholemeal raisin toast end with nuttelex and a cup of black tea.
For lunch I tried the other vegan noodle dish (and another bottle of water) that we found at Aldi a few weeks ago. Meant to be a convenience food for when I’m short on time, but seriously, there are like 4 different packets to open and you have to measure out water…it’s really not worth it. Give me pita and hummus and veggies any day!
Feeling sluggish just before dinner so had another black tea and sampled the corner piece of olive oil rosemary chocolate chip shortbread from Smitten Kitchen Every Day. Mmm…this will be discussed further soon!
Dinner was something new – bacon and egg risotto from Diana Henry’s Simple. I see another future post coming on!
Rooibos and a flourless cocoa cookie…
…and finished the day with another pear cos I can’t stop thinking about how yum the one I had earlier was, a marzipan Easter egg, a rebrewed rooibos (I usually brew my rooibos tea bags twice) and my third bottle of water (no fourth bottle today cos I’ve had so many cups of tea and don’t want to be up all night).