What I Ate Wednesday: Day-Ahead-Dishes

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’.

But isn’t that what everybody does in the south? ;)

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 bananaroasted almondsblueberries, plain Greek yogurt and vanilla whey.

My milk-to-oat ratio was a little off.

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?

Would you like some falafel with that salad?

Feta not pictured. It barely made it on to the plate.

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 :D 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 :)

10 Comments on “What I Ate Wednesday: Day-Ahead-Dishes”

  1. I hope you enjoyed the falafel! You and Arman need to teach me how to make my font different colors :)

  2. Call me crazy (now I sing all day ‘call me maybe’ – weird.) but I am so jealous of your weather. It can’t be too hot for me, I just LOVE it. But no, I sit here and freeze my butt off and munch on warm chilli’s.
    Despite the cold, I want to eat your dessert.

    • Hahaha! You are a little crazy, just like all of us ;)

      I’m a total summer-type, winter just doesn’t fit my mood most of the time :P No matter how hot it is at the moment, I’ll take it over a frosty day anytime :D

  3. YES!!! I thought I was the only person who didn’t get the silly mix ins at cold rock.

    If you do one thing this January, is for you to go to Lygon Street on Australia Day to Gelatissimo- Vegemite gelato and Lamington gelato. I kid you not.

    • I just went “Bulllll shit” at my computer screen when I read that. Not because I didn’t believe you, but because I couldn’t believe the foods I’ve dreamed of actually exist.

      I have a few days off next week from work. One of the things on my checklist was to get gelato from the Spring St Geleteria, might have to change that now!

      • I kid you not. Although I think its just vegemite mixed with vanilla BUT it’s sweet and salty perfection.

        Sometimes they even have pavlova flavour. On Anzac day, go to Fritz on Bridge Road- Anzac Biscuit gelato.

  4. I am drooling over all your pics here! The felafels, the ice cream and the overnight oats too and I actually love that there is too much almond milk, nom nom nom!

    Can’t wait for the heat wave to be over!

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