Welcome to What I ate Wednesday #39! Thanks for stopping by!
Today is not just WIAW, it is also my 38th (I can’t believe it) Birthday! All my meals from WIAW are Tuesday, so today I will probably celebrate by getting some take out from Wegman’s. I am happy to be spending the day with Andy and Mya (once she arrives home), although, my big plans are for celebrating next week by going to see Twilight. Cheesy, I know, but I am crazy for vampire love stories! Vampire Diaries is my favorite show.
Today, I made a variety of great meals that were vegan yet low soy. If you read my last post, you may already know that I am reducing soy in my diet as an experiment. I read that too much soy can make it hard to get really lean when working out. I was curious to see if there was any truth to it. So far, it has been a week, and the results have been weight loss of two and half pounds. I had no other changes to my diet or exercise program. I am continuing the experiment to see if it’s working or just a coincidence.
After cardio and weight training, breakfast was fried potatoes, peppers, onions, and a little field roast sausage. Mya just loves fried potatoes, nice and crispy with a small dollop of ketchup on the side.
I am so excited to share lunch. Guess what these ingredients make?
Vegan Seafood Salad! It has become my latest obsession.
Hearts of Palm make a wonderful stand in for crab. It has the same look and texture. Check it out. Here is how I made this delicious salad:
Shred hearts of palm with fork.
Add your favorite seafood seasoning to some reduced fat vegan mayo. I used Old Bay, salt free crab seasoning, sea salt, dill, lemon juice, a little Dijon, and cracked black pepper. Stir to blend.
Add minced onion, celery, and red pepper.
Fold in the mayo mixture till all is well coated.
I served mine on rye bread, with mashed avocado “butter”, and sliced tomatoes.
This is totally to die for. I am going to make this as an appetizer for the holidays on mini rye breads.
After lunch I decided to make some birthday chocolate for myself. I loaded it with shredded coconut, chopped almonds, and goji berries. I poured the mixture into silicone mini muffin molds. Popped it in the freezer for a few minutes to harden. YUM!
Decadent dark chocolate made from raw cacao, what could be better?
Since it was getting difficult to find the counter after all the previous meals, I kept dinner quite simple. We had leftover tomato pie from our bakery that I heated and topped with sautéed spinach, olives and some Daiya cheese.
Simple and delicious. But, I have to admit, I really wanted more “seafood” salad. I need to get more hearts of palm! I think I am an addict!
I hope you all enjoyed your meals today as much as I did. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Wednesday!