Wednesday, April 4, 2012

WIAW 23- covert veg.

Happy WIAW y'all.

I've got a confession to make.  This is my first post since last Wednesday's WIAW.  Oopps.  Yeah, I suppose I've been feeling a bit lazy lately.  My new job is pretty awesome in that I don't have to go in until 10am (fuck yeah!), but this also means I don't get home until around 7pm.

Don't get me wrong, I've been cooking.  It's just when I'm making dinner at around 7:30 or 8pm, the novelty of documenting the whole process just seems incredibly annoying.

At any rate, I pledge to make more posts next week... Maybe...

On to the eats!!!


After a couple weeks on my oatmeal hiatus, I've returned to my old breakfast steady, old fashioned oats with natural pb and turbinado sugar.  Delicious, filling, and reliable.

Lunch also featured an oldie but goodie:

Pumpkin mac and cheese with roasted cauliflower (it's in there  I swear!).  I made this pretty consistently this winter, but it had been about a month since I made it last.  My pumpkin stash finally ran out, so I had to make this one with regular ol' canned pumpkin.  The verdict?  Equally tasty.  

Snacks were the usual suspects:

Orange, carrot sticks, celery sticks, and an apple.  Not terribly exciting, but they served their purpose.

Dinner tonight was a fly by the seat of your pants operation:

Blurry Leek and Potato soup.  This photo is pretty poor, however it demonstrates my previously made point.  By the time dinner rolls around, I really can't be arsed with the blog/photo element of my cooking hobby.  The soup was delicious, and was wrought from these GIGANTIC leeks I bought at the farmers market this past weekend.  It was an impulse buy, but I really couldn't resist.  They were just so beautiful, gigantic, and only $3.50 for the whole lot of them.  They definitely were done justice in this pottage.

So I believe the theme for this month's WIAWs is an extra cup of vegetables.  While I know I could have done better, I believe I had my fair share today.  It's just that most were rather stealthy.  So lets give a recount: pumpkin, cauliflower, celery, carrots, leeks, and potatoes.  Not to shabby.

Make sure to check out all the other posts over at Peas and Crayons to see how everyone else is bulking up on the veg (heh).


  1. Good for you for making healthy food at that time of the evening. I don't blame you for not wanting to take too many photos. I like to cook by 5:00 or I get thrown off.

    1. Isn't it weird how easily we can get thrown off our schedules?

  2. Oh yum. Pumpkin mac and cheese. I love it, but I have never added cauliflower. I've seen lots of recipes with cauliflower mash and need to try it!

    1. I've never tried it with mashed cauliflower, but that sounds really interesting! I used roasted cauliflower florets that I mix in with the pasta. It adds a nice contrasting texture and sweet nutty taste that works really well with the pumpkin sauce.

  3. hahaha I love how u mention your pumpkin stash! I still have two small butternut squashes sitting in my pantry, waiting to be roasted but I dont want them to be gone! Until next October it's such a long time and we dont really get canned pumpkin over here ....blaaaah!

    and dont worry about not posting, life does get stressful and blogging should be fun and a hobby and not make u feel guilty or anything!!!
    take care xx

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who was keeping a stash! Pumpkin is so delicious, but it was only available at the market for like a month!

      Thank you for the kind words :) When life gets busy sometimes blogging does seem to be more of an obligation, but you're right. It's just something I love when I have time for it:)


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