Thanks Jenn, for giving me something to look forward to midweek!
Today I wanted to talk about foods I miss from the US/home. I’ve got about three weeks left here in London (two, if you count my week in Morocco) but I’ll be back for sure.
Living in a really messy kitchen that only I and one other flat mate (out of 7) can be bothered to clean and being allocated one shelf in a mini fridge shared between four people is tough.
I thought I’d do a WIAW post about what I cannot wait to be eating again when i am reunited with a kitchen where I can have control over the cleanliness and actually have pots and pans and a blender and a food processor and a working oven and so many amenities!
I usually add more substantiative text to my WIAW posts, but here goes nothing.
1. Giant bowls of oats!
side note: A few of you have asked me if I had put mustard on my oats. While I love mustard, I wouldn’t ever put it on my oats. What you see there is pumpkin puree + yogurt. HAHA. I laughed out loud that you’d think I’d put it on there….so funny.
2. Waffles/Pancakes/French toast
3. Smoothies/Protein Shakes/Interesting non dairy milks
4. Tofu/yogurt messes/cereal
5. Kabocha and Sweet Potatoes
6. Epic Salads
9. Giant Fruit
10. Different dishes/freedom to choose dishes!
I’ve been using the same ones here over and over (and breaking them…) so it will be nice to use all the bowls, plates, cups, and such that I miss.
A preview to tomorrow:
Cheese. Why I GO to the Farmer’s Market. It is hardly a secret.
Guess what this is?
and some reviews/recipes/DIYs!!
Love, Hannah x
WIAHH! That’s how I feel to be back! Just in time for What I Ate Wednesday, which is a treat. Okay, I won’t pretend I didn’t plan it like that, but it is indeed an auspicious day on which to return.
Much better. You have no idea how many times I rewrote that sentence because I couldn’t get the formatting right. I’m just not computer savvy. But on to what I ate while I was in the US. Onwards and upwards!
New addition which you must try? Parsley in it. It lends itself quite well to the tuna flavour.
I just love these and also love them in yogurt!
Homemade soup. This pot was so enormous that it took me a number of days to eat it. Does anyone else love the way leeks look when you slice them?
Yes, the “mmmm” is in reference to how “mmm” it tastes.
I love eating large apples. Marvel at the wonderful bathrobe at stage left. My mom made it for me all those Christmases ago. You wish you had one.
This was passable. Don’t be fooled, I’m not diving headlong into regular noodles yet. No my friends.
Whipped Cottage cheese + egg nog? Delicious spread my friends. I wish they sold egg nog all year round. Too sweet alone, amazing mixed into cottage cheese, which is a bit more tart.
I made this pumpkin pie for breakfast. Actually, it was turban squash, since I don’t really love pumpkin pie and we had turban squash left over. YUM.
Breakfast Pumpkin Pie- Eat half all by yourself. Then eat the other half.
2 cups pumpkin or squash or sweet potato- point being, please use 2 cups of starchy orange veg here.
1 cup egg whites
1 cup wheat bran or other flour
sweetener and spices to taste
grease pie dish. pour in. bake until set. cool. EAT with toppings such as cinnamon, yogurt, and nut butters.
I also made this protein breakfast cheesecake. This is good, but I’d sweeten it more next time I make it.
Breakfast Cottagecheesecake- also eat half if you like. No worries, just lots of protein and calcium!
1 container cottage cheese (16 oz)
1 cup egg whites
1/2 cup yogurt (I used plain, but you can use which ever)
sweetener, to taste
blend together, pour into greased pie plate. Bake until set. Serve warm or chilled with desired toppings. I believe 1/2 of this pie was 40g protein! BAM!
I’ve also been shopping with R (my german friend). So many cute things!
Someone out there knows I love owls!
I love the colour of this. Just not the price.
I wish this were another colour. Navy would be nice and wouldn’t make me look like death like black seems to.
Yes, I did almost buy this. What possessed me? No idea. But aparantly I wasn’t completely posessed, because it did not come home with me :)
It’s nice to know adults can still wear classic styles.
I think I might like H&M.
Before I went home to London, we went to the New England Aquarium. I haven’t been there since I was 10, so it was nice to go! I think I just didn’t want to or couldn’t think about the fact that I was leaving.
How cute is that? They’re like fat sausages below the water and they have fingernails! No wonder about the fairytale the Selkie.
The pools were great, and I even got to touch some seastars, urchans and rays! The rays were really smooth except for their bony little tail!
Penguins are super awkward on land, but really graceful in water. They sort of Fly, so do rays. Two got into a tussle while we were watching and pushed their friend off the rock ledge with a splash!
There were so many tanks to look into here, all representing different species or areas of the world or climates.
This tank goes through the centre of the Aquarium and is surrounded by a spiral staircase. In the tank are many kinds of fish as well as sharks and giant sea turtles!
I love how these pictures came out. Much better than the Jellies in the black lit case.
I really wanted that plush octopus. No luck though. Up on the shelf it remains.
Hopefully I’ll be back soon. I’m thinking about making some changes to my blog and am of course always open to suggestions. If you’re keen on giving your imput on what you’d like to see more of, let me know!