What I Ate Wednesday: Day-Ahead-Dishes
Posted: January 15, 2014 Filed under: Food, Uncategorized | Tags: #WIAW, chicken, cold rock, cooking, eats, falafel, Food, Ice cream, Leftovers, oats, wednesday, what I ate Wednesday
People respond to heat differently.
Some sit in the shade, drinking from a cool glass of lemonade while fanning themselves. Others sit in dark air-conditioned rooms. I happen to walk around reciting Elizabeth Taylor’s dialogue from ‘Cat On A Hot Tin Roof’.
Another way to cope with the heat is by food prepping. As Arman has scientifically verified, leftovers taste best cold. So when the forecast indicated it would hit over 40 degrees (104F) for the second day in a row, I decided to have a day of cooked-cold dishes. The last thing you want is to be in front of a hot oven on a hot day, amIright?
So here I present ‘What I Ate Wednesday – Day-Ahead-Dishes’
Other Alternate titles:
WIAW: Ice, Ice Baby
WIAW: The Cold Cuts Compilation
WIAW: The Summer Survival Edition
Breakfast – Overnight Oats, consisting of banana, roasted almonds, blueberries, plain Greek yogurt and vanilla whey.
My milk-to-oat ratio was a little off.
Laced with (which resembles a mini-shopping list): cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice, clove, fresh ginger, blackstrap molasses
Lunch – Amy’s Baked Falafel, with baby spinach and steamed carrot & swede. Trust me on swede – it’s somewhere in between pumpkin and potato. On the side, a creamy garlic dressing I made using herbs and (more) Greek yogurt.
Would you like some falafel with that salad?
Feta not pictured. It barely made it on to the plate.
Dinner – My least photogenic meal: one of my Chicken-Herby-Lemon Whatevers. Served with oven baked veggies (just heavenly, when cold) and eggplant. I’ve been tried to cook eggplant before by either grilling it or baking it, and it was always just okay. The last few times I’ve sliced it thinly, then pan-fried it with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Fantastic! Definitely my favourite method to prepare it now Topped with a bit of feta (because, have you seen the price of goat’s cheese?) Salivation.
Dessert – To escape the heat, my bestie and I went to Cold Rock Ice Creamery. There are too many options, really. I could choose a different flavour base and different mix-ins and never repeat myself. I opted for Baileys with a Ferraro Roche mixed in. There are no words.
Here’s to another fabulous Wednesday of eats and treats