Hello, hello friendly faces! Welcome to another What I Ate Wednesday — a day where we share ALL the food!
Well, all the food pictures, anyways… since neither Apple nor Microsoft have come up with the kind of technology that would let me transfer food through the screen. Oh man, wouldn’t that be epic, though? Posting a recipe and being able to include little virtual samples? They need to get on that, but until they do, I’m afraid we’ll just have to settle for looking at pretty pictures.
So I should probably take a second to explain the title of today’s post. It’s not so much a shoutout to Brit (although high five if you’re old enough to remember her good years) — it’s mostly a way to say that there’ve been some eats on repeat around these parts lately. And not only that, but recipes on repeat.
One of the downsides of constantly coming up with new recipes [for the blog] is never really having the chance to go back and remake old ones that you loved. But then there are those times where you just can’t help yourself…
The reason I get out of bed in the morning (read: breakfast)…
So it’s not even funny how ridiculously obsessed I am with this overnight oatmeal smoothie — like… I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to eating oats the traditional way again. But it’s just so freaking good! Cool, creamy, doughy, filling, and so, SO tasty.
I’ve been having some variation of this smoothie every day for over a week now, and I’ll probably be sharing some of my creations with you in the future, because yeah… obsessed. Ridiculously so.
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Okay, so… I know it’s not nice to play favourites with your children (read: recipes), but if you twisted my arm and forced me to pick just one Spoons recipe that I wouldn’t be willing to go without, these soft and chewy protein granola bars would be it (or these cookie dough protein granola bars, which are basically the same but different). This is easily the one Spoons recipe that I’ve remade more than any other. And yes… I totally picked off a couple chocolate chips prior to taking a picture. Priorities, people.
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This isn’t so much a recipe as it is a “throw everything that you’re craving into a bowl and hope for the best” kind of meal… but it’s very much been on repeat around these parts for a long while now.
Today’s cravings included: white basmati rice cooked in coconut milk, black beans, avocado, and mild salsa because I’m a wimp. I’m pretty sure I’ll never tire of this meal… as if evidenced by the fact that I eat it all.the.time.
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I couldn’t help it… I had to make another batch of these chocolate fudge bites. At 5 AM. On Monday morning. But I tried going a few days without them, and I’m pretty sure I started experiencing withdrawals. You know. Shakes, chills, cold sweats, irritability… the whole nine yards. But at least it was easy to remedy 😉
Enjoyed alongside some chocolate Power O’s because chocolate on chocolate is always a good idea. And speaking of Love Grown, have you entered my giveaway yet? Today is your last chance before it closes!
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Winner, winner [breakfast] for dinner…
So forget what I said earlier about never eating oatmeal the traditional way again — apparently I’m all talk.
I probably end up eating breakfast for dinner at least 3 times a week because: a) breakfast foods are delicious, b) I have a huge sweet tooth, and c) I’m lazy. I was actually hoping to whip up something that included roasted veggies, but the thought of turning on my oven when my AC was broken and it was already 27ºC (81ºF) inside my home made me want to die a little inside.
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Is that… something new? And different?!? It is! Hooray for #blendswag and its ability to break me out of my snacking “grooves.”
This was a bowl of Earth Balance vegan aged white cheddar flavor puffs, which tasted surprisingly cheesy considering they don’t contain any actual cheese. And the puff texture is oddly addicting in that I-just-can’t-help-myself way. Enjoyed alondsidge a book, because I fail at watching TV when it comes to winding down for the night.
Happy Wednesday, friendly faces! 😀
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What’s something you’ve been eating on repeat lately?
Do you prefer reading or watching TV as a way to wind down?
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You make me regret not bringing home those cheesy puffs. I had no room in my suitcase, and I was afraid they would explode all over, which really is a pity considering they did taste really good, even without actual cheese.
Love the lunchtime bowl, especially the new additional of salsa.
Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together
I made Cookie & Kate’s spinach and artichoke enchiladas so I’ve been eating those ON REPEAT lately… living alone problems. Also isn’t it crazy Oops I Did it Again was 15 YEARS AGO?!
Oh the puffs. So good. I remember my stomach ache though on Sat night after eating the whole bag, lol.
I love the Basmati Coconut Milk idea!! Definitely need to copy that.
My Questbars arrived, so I am slowly eating my way through them…. 🙂
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
I’ve been doing the meals on repeat thing too – the solution to “I just accepted a shift and have to be at work ASAP and ohmygod what can I bring for lunch” is to just make a lasagna or casserole or something when I have time, so then I’m set with 8-9 servings. Good thing I don’t mind eating the same things over and over again.
Also, I’m thinking that Vegas will happen for me next spring. I should probably warn chef-friend that I reaaaaally want to see Britney…
OMG THAT SNACK!!! I wouldn’t want to stop, EVER! ha ha!
“Winner Winner Breakfast for Dinner” just made my day. Also your shots of almond butter never cease to cause me to drool on my keyboard.
I totally get where you’re coming from. There are certain recipes on the Long Run that are always on repeat #notsorry
My new favorite combo is rice, avocado and roasted red peppers. So simple, yet satisfying!
Mary Legare Whaley
Favorite BS song? Toxic.
My repeat eat….lunch is a bed of spinach, a hunk of tempeh, and a GIANT sweet potato (locally grown in SC!) topped with super hot salsa (i love heat!) and dijon mustard. Sounds weird. But I swear, it’s SO good.
And for me? TV always. Mainly because I can multitask. Reading takes too much focus. If you need a show to watch…the Americans. Best. Show. Ever. It’s the only. Yes, ONLY. Show I have ever “binge” watched. It’s been renewed for season 4. Too bad I have to wait until January for the premier. You have plenty of time to catch up! 🙂
I am a Britney fangirl all the way. I die every time her songs come up on my playlist because I get pumped up instantly. One of my all time favorites is Toxic! Definitely, definitely love her (still).
I have been eating lima beans with dijonnaise or Dijon mustard a LOT lately. The combination just does something for me. Plus, I love me some lima beans. Also, Caesar kale salads are having a moment right meow.
Books > TV once I go to my bedroom!
Kelsey / A Turquoise Lining
I honestly love everything Britney from her first few albums…but Lucky always stands out for me! I remember making up a whole dance and everything to that song! My meals for work have been stuck on repeat, and I’m not quite ready to complain. When you work 9-5, and have to make sure there is enough fuel for the day, sometimes it is nice to not think about that part of the week! BUT – I need to start actually trying the recipes I save/pin/print off…
Heather @Fit n Cookies
Puffy cheese curls without cheese?! Unheard of! I think I need to try those 😉 I love me some breakfast for dinner. It’s honestly the best! I always go for more extravagant meals, like french toast, omelets, etc. that I don’t have time for in the morning.
Sara @ Lake Shore Runner
Breakfast gets me out of bed in the morning too 🙂
Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me
Alison from Daily Moves and Grooves always makes your smoothie! I need to try it eventually because she raves about it. Girl, you need to go for the hot salsa! You can do it! Oatmeal is my go-to meal regardless of what time of day it is, so I am with you on your dinner pic.
Favorite Brit song: Toxic
Eating on repeat: Clam chowder! Don’t know where the craving came from, but I absolutely love it. 🙂
Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
She’s right— your cookie dough oatmeal smoothie is THE BEST. I’m actually planning on having it tomorrow morning 🙂 Also on repeat for lunch/dinner has been avocado toast with two sunny side up eggs, an absurd amount of freshly cracked pepper, and sriracha.
Toxic is also my favorite Brit song!