Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WIAW - Summer Staples

----What WIAW isn't about----
Comparison - Judgement - Restriction - Guilt

----What WIAW is about----
Celebrating one of the glorious things we all have in common: We all eat!

This month's theme is Summer Staples and as I weep and sob that (for those of us with school age children) summer is seeming to come to an school begins, the truth is we have another month and gosh darn it I am going to get the most out of these days, because I love summer.

Source: via Eugenie on Pinterest

Summer staples for me include lazy mornings, lots of frosty food, days at the beach, fun with my kids with out the restriction of, "tomorrow is a school day" or "but you have to do your homework" or the taxi driver I become shepherding them here and there.

Recipe Here

Summer staples include afternoons in the hammock, hiking, talking about not much of anything, but a whole lot of everything and lots of produce from our garden.

Summer staples are dinners on the deck, fireflies and sunsets over the ocean that melt my heart and remind me I am just where I am supposed to be.


But you came here for What I Ate...not me waxing poetic about summer or maybe you did. But I'll get to the point with, no not a poem, but a photo collage, artistic, ya?

Directly above: My usual breakfast of Ezekiel Cereal, bananas, blueberries, almond milk and omegas from flax...sometimes I just add flax directly or get Ezekiel with flax. I kinda, sorta, mix it up, sometimes.

As for the rest: lunch leftover Mexican Lasagna recipe guessed it Peas and Crayons, which you can find here. It was fabulous especially with that big spoonful of guacamole on top. Ole!

For a snack I shared a Liz Lovely PB cookie with my girls. They ate the chocolate, I at the peanut butter.

As for dinner, it was phenomenal! We had Pho (pronounced Fuh) a Vietnamese Soup that was phenomenol. Did I say that already, yes, well now you know. I started with Pacific Food Soups Pho Starter...the broth...then we did a make your own station with tofu, sprouts, cilantro, scallions, lime and basil. And some sauce...I have no idea what it is has some Bragg's and cashews. That's all I am sure of. My husband made it and it was so tasty!

So there you have it, my summer staples, a day in the life of my phood and with that I'd like to add, what are your summer staples? Are you lamenting the loss of summer? Welcoming fall? Please share below!

Bon Appetit!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Wednesday Deirdre!

    You Phood looks delicious. I hope you have a great day :)