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WIAW: July 23, 2014 (Recent Eats)

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It sounds like you all are enjoying reading about my recent eats as much as I am enjoying sharing them.  So, let’s officially say goodbye to the old What I Ate Wednesday style that I used to follow and focus my WIAW posts on my favorite recent eats.  I think it keeps things a tad bit more interesting that way!  I mean, you can only stand to see so many pictures of carrots with hummus and apples with nut butter, right? 😉

What I Ate Wednesday: July 23, 2014 (Recent Eats)

recent eats 6The salad craze continues.  Right now my favorite salad topping is slightly overcooked (in vegetable broth) and cooled lentils.  I have also really been loving adding pineapple to them, too!

recent eatsIt looks like my other recent food obsession, chickpeas, is still going strong too!  For dinner last week I made The Happy Herbivore’s Hawaiian Teriyaki Chickpeas (to which I added pineapple and red and green onions) and served them over broccoli slaw.  It was a bit of a strange combination, but it was truly delicious.

recent eats 5I was on a Happy Herbivore cooking spree apparently because I also made one of my favorite HH recipes: Creamy Mushroom Barley.  If you have yet to cook with barley, you really need to.  It is so good!

recent eats 2Yes.  This happened.  I was feeling lazy and in need of some comfort food so I packed a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch on Friday at work.  I will never ever get tired of PB & Js and you cannot beat how simple and easy they are to make!  Don’t overlook or forget about a good ole PB & J!

recent eats 4This is probably the tastiest thing that I ate all last week.  I went to Jazz on the Green with Erin and her husband in Midtown Crossing on Thursday night.  Beforehand, I stopped by The Grey Plume to order their veggie sandwich and a side salad to go.  It was SO good.  I also love that their vegetarian sandwich changes each time you go because they always use seasonal veggies.  You better believe I ate every last bite of this.

recent eats 3And, of course, I had to finish off that evening with the complimentary cookies that every guest at the restaurant receives as they are walking out the door.  Seriously, is that not the coolest concept ever?  It doesn’t hurt that they taste like little bits of buttery goodness.

recent eatsThis past weekend I cooked with farro for the first time and made an absolutely delicious savory breakfast.  Weekend breakfasts are the best!  I’ll be posting more on this in a future Friday Foodie Favorites post!

chocolate pretzels 5 resizedI’ve been eating a whole ‘lotta these babies lately too.  You can never have too much sweet and salty goodness, can you?

WIAW 72314So this definitely isn’t one of my prettier recent eats… but it sure tasted good!  I brought all of the necessary ingredients for a taco salad for lunch at work.  In the mix: lettuce, onions, red peppers, black beans, pineapple (random), cucumber (another random), blue corn tortilla chips, and salsa.  It was awesome and super easy to throw together.

jazz appleAnd despite what I said above, I decided it just wouldn’t be a WIAW post without an apple!  If you have not tried the Jazz apples yet, you really need to.  I found them at Trader Joe’s and I LOVE them!

Have a great Wednesday filled with lots of tasty eats and treats!

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  • Jessie July 23, 2014, 5:30 am
    To be honest, you probably share the best looking food & eats then many other bloggers. I'm always amazed @ the creations/recipes your having. In fact, Im even kind of jealous. I want you as my personal chef :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 23, 2014, 7:30 am
      Aww, thank you Jessie! That means a lot! I also like to think that I eat some pretty delicious eats... my stomach thinks so too ;) And... you know you are more than welcome to come eat with me sometime. I'll have to make a lot of food though since you're having twins!!
  • Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie July 23, 2014, 8:17 am
    Pretzels & chocolate= the perfect combo!! Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie recently posted...{WIAW} Quinoa CrazyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 23, 2014, 4:28 pm
      Aren't they? I LOVE the sweet/salty combo!
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl July 23, 2014, 8:34 am
    Love Jazz apples! I'm so adding pineapple to my next salad... great idea! Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl recently posted...What I Ate Wednesday: Other Blogger’s RecipesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 23, 2014, 10:22 am
      Jazz apples are definitely one of my favorite kinds... though I try not to be picky! ;) And yes, you definitely should try pineapple in your salad. It was a totally random addition that just happened to be in my fridge, and it ended up being a great one!
  • Lish July 23, 2014, 11:44 am
    Everything looks so good! Can you just come over and cook me a week of meals to have ready in the fridge ;)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 23, 2014, 4:23 pm
      Sure, no problem! You buy and I'll cook! ;)
  • Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers July 23, 2014, 11:52 am
    I too will never tire of a good pb&j. Clicking over to check out that mushroom barley recipe, looks tasty! Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers recently posted...A Good DayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 23, 2014, 4:29 pm
      It is so nice to ALWAYS have PB & Js as the perfect standby for when I am lazy/don't feel like cooking and just have a craving for comfort food!
  • Ashley July 23, 2014, 12:41 pm
    That lentil salad and the mushroom barley??? They look awesome! I'm starving right now and should probably go eat some lunch :) And yay for farro!!! Ashley recently posted...Peach and Prosciutto Salad with Honey Mustard VinaigretteMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 23, 2014, 4:29 pm
      Yes, MAJOR yay for farro! I seriously LOVED your recipe! I am going to feature in one of my Friday Foodie Favorites posts!
  • Linz @ Itz Linz July 23, 2014, 12:50 pm
    the addition of pineapple in those dishes sounds so good!! Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted...good dayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 23, 2014, 4:30 pm
      I definitely had a MAJOR pineapple craving the past couple of weeks... as if you couldn't tell ;)
  • Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie July 23, 2014, 1:26 pm
    I want to eat that veggie sandwich through the computer screen. I love Grey Plume. That creamy mushroom barley looks amazing and like my kind of dish. Thanks for sharing! Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie recently posted...45 years of Swanson Vitamins ($45 Giveaway!)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 23, 2014, 4:32 pm
      Yes, everytime I see the Grey Plume sandwich I get hungry... even if I have just eaten something ;)
  • Jess @ PB & Jess July 23, 2014, 2:04 pm
    Oh, clicking those pretzel things right this minute!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 23, 2014, 4:37 pm
      Do it! And then let me know what you think if you make them! :)
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien July 23, 2014, 3:01 pm
    Look at all those happy herbivore eats! That creamy mushroom barely looks phenom--definitely on my must-make list :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 23, 2014, 4:37 pm
      Gotta love the Happy Herbivore!! She has great recipes :)
  • lucy July 24, 2014, 7:54 am
    haha i get such a thrill still every time i see a mention of New Zealand on a blog. Jazz apples are good! I just bought a big bag at the market this week
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 24, 2014, 12:35 pm
      Jazz apples are SO good!!! They are one of my new favorites :)
  • Katherine July 24, 2014, 10:43 am
    I say this all the time, but I could eat a good salad ALL the time. The mushroom barley is making me swoon though! Your meals look really good, but the simple PB&J is one of my favs. Sometimes it's nice to pretend you're still in elementary and eat peanut butter :) Katherine recently posted...Peanut Buttery Banana Bread!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 24, 2014, 12:35 pm
      Isn't it amazing how PB & Js never get old? And good thing because I love how easy they are to make!
  • Christine@ Apple of My Eye July 24, 2014, 11:18 am
    I don't think there's anything ever wrong with a good PB and J sammy haha! Such a great comfort food. And yes please to a complimentary cookie. Coolest concept ever!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 24, 2014, 12:36 pm
      It totally is!! I wish everywhere offered free dessert!
  • Arman @ thebigmansworld July 24, 2014, 10:53 pm
    mmmm that barley dish looks amazing! Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted...Niki Failed Paleo- Week 1My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 25, 2014, 9:15 pm
      It is pretty darn tasty! I am so glad that I finally tried barley for the first time last year!

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