Wednesday, 17 October 2012

What I ate Wednesday and my first guest blog post :)

Welcome to another 'spooky' What I ate Wednesday! Thanks again to Jen at Peas and Crayons for hosting this fun event!

Well let me tell you, it's all been happening recently! With my new business up and running and spending lots of time in the kitchen creating new dishes I've all but neglected my blog. So you know what I needed? A little 'oomph!' When Caroline over at The Broccoli Hut made a call out for guest bloggers while she is busy planning her wedding, I jumped at the chance to help! This was just the thing I needed to get me writing again. But, I am honestly deeply honoured that she agreed. I really admire her health and taste driven blog and am a frequent visitor, I really recommend you give her a visit!

You can read my guest blog post for The Broccoli Hut, 'sopa de ajo blanco' here :)

So what have I been eating this week? The answer is ALOT! Monday and Tuesday have been experimental days, so Tuesday there was way too much food around the house and I found myself munching all day long....

For breakfast yesterday we demolished the remains of the very tasty raw pumpkin (less) pie recipe that I created over the weekend, it was delicious. And being raw and including vegetables, I didn't even feel guilty about eating it for breakfast! This is an awesome halloweeen recipe you guys.

For a mid morning snack I enjoyed a delicious chocolate orange Nakd bar with a a cup of pukka mint green tea. I adore these bars, they are my saving grace and I don't know what I'd do without them.

For lunch we ate squash stuffed with rice and lentils, a green salad and some of my hubby's delicious home made sauerkraut- the beetroot one!

In the afternoon we all snacked on my failed attempt to make oaty cookies- they fell into a gazillion pieces and became a kind of granola. But we ate it anyway! Sorry I have no picture however, they really weren't looking their best!

The girls and I also had fun making healthy spooky halloween treats. These cute apple slices with 'teeth' are a great idea and one I saw on Just add Cayenne a couple of weeks back. The idea came from a site which has tons of cool healthy halloween treats so we'll be making more of those as Halloween gets closer! So much fun to make the girls had a blast!

Yesterday we ate a ton of sopa de ajo blanco. I made a big batch and we ate it for dinner and will be having it again for lunch today!

So what a day- much more sweet food than I usually eat, but all very tasty. Today I'm going to enjoy a chilled out day eating leftovers and spending more time enjoying the beautiful outside while we still can....!

Ellie x


  1. I've never seen such a wide variety of foods on a WIAW post before. It all looks delicious!

    1. Thanks Jessie! It just happened to coincide with a very busy cooking day yesterday! Today I'm beat- its all leftovers and roasted veggies lol

  2. OhSheGlows featured those apple teeth snacks recently too. So cute!

    That pie looks marvelous. Somehow I missed that recipe... Going to check it out now! :)

    1. They're brilliant aren't they! So much fun and healthy too... Hope you like the pie recipe thanks for checking it out!

  3. That pumpkin pie looks great! I am going to check out the recipe now!

  4. Ellie,
    The Squash, with Rice and Lentil looks so yummy.
    Can you please share the recipe?
    BTW, I nominated you to a Liebster Award.
    Love all your posts and you deserve the recognition.
    Check my blog for the details.

  5. Oooh I only just saw this comment- been catching up with the blog world after christmas! So excited to be nominated, thanks so much!!

    I shall work on getting that recipe to you!! I think basically all I did was cook some brown basmatti rice (while my sqush roasted whole in the oven), then sauteed it in olive oil with onion, garlic, ground cumin, ground corriander, sea salt and black pepper. Sliced the squash into rings, scooping out some of the middle. Added the middle of the squash to the rice and lentils with a big glug of extra virgin olive oil and some balsamic vinegar and chopped walnuts, and popped it into the squash rings! :D