What I Ate Wednesday: A Day Away

August 3rd, 2011 - filed under: The Food » Food Styles

My mother-in-law’s table: I didn’t eat these zinnias, but I sure did grow them!

Last week I deviated from the WIAW norm, and showed you an entire week’s worth of breakfasts. And after the enthusiastic response, I promised to follow up with a week of lunches. And I will! But last week my lunches were all wonky, mostly smoothies, and don’t we know you’re probably sick of looking at my smoothies by now. So we’ll save lunches for next week (and after that is the San Francisco edition, squee!!).

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy a little peak into this past weekend, when we were visiting with Damian’s parents. Lee and Lisa live on Puget sound, directly across the way from Seattle, on a little hill overlooking the water. It’s pretty awesome.

Here’s what I ate last Saturday:


On the deck, in the sun, with an article on art and technology (my mother-in-law knows me so well).

Over our morning coffee, we decided to hop a foot ferry for a quick ride over to Port Orchard, to visit the little Farmer’s Market there.


A quick snack in the car on the way to the ferry dock.

Sir Jack was pretty distraught at having to sit in the way-way-back, but he survived.

I did not have a “deep-fried smoked sausage on a stick dipped in cheese” for lunch, thank the sweet jeebs.

I bought a couple of pounds of these spray-free bings, and WOW are they good! Black Forest smoothies FTW.

Waits and I split an organic apricot.

Iced soy latte for the ride home (Waits passed on this one).


While Waits was napping I whipped up a big batch of guac, served alongside serrano salsa, blue corn chips, and carrots. It’s hard to get a picture of guac; it tends to disappear quickly.

When Waits woke up he wanted demanded a banana with almond butter. Or, more precisely, a “nanna” and “augh”.

I was more than happy to “clean up” the leftovers.


I made enchiladas with black beans, chorizo-style Field Roast sausages (best veg meat ever!) and pepper jack daiya, topped with my from-scratch enchilada sauce.

We also tag-teamed some Mexican rice with fresh corn, Farmer’s Market tomatoes and walla walla sweet onions, and green peppers.

With an icy IPA, a side of salsa, and vegan sour cream, dinner was THE NOMS.


I’d made miniature RAW marionberry cheesecakes in a rich chocolate crust (recipe in Rawsomely Vegan!)

And that, my friends, was a damn good Saturday!

  • Meredith

    Totally preordering your book-can’t wait! And how much do I love Larabars? Enough to make homemade ones that aren’t as good, but that do the trick.

  • Minna

    NOM! I want all of it! Lately I’ve been soooo lazy when it comes to cooking, my menu consists pretty much of sandwiches, potatoes and tomato-cucumber salad :/ Ok, and the new favourite frozen banana “ice-cream” <3

    Today I'm going to break the habit of eating "what's-in-the-fridge" and make some raw zucchini pasta with a good raw sauce!

    PS: lol @ "[...] last week my lunches were all wonky, mostly smoothies, and don’t we know you’re probably sick of looking at my smoothies by now."

  • http://www.iheartvegetables.wordpress.com Liz @ IHeartVegetables

    Soy chorizo is my favorite kind of veg-meat!! I get it at Trader Joe’s sometimes, and I think it’s delicious!

    Looks like a fun day :)

  • HeatherG

    I want to jump in and EAT this post!!! That fam pic of your lil’ tribe is to.die.for…a frame is in order for that one!

    Love love the sticky “For Say” on the paper…you are a lucky lady with a beautiful family!

  • Amanda

    Everything looks delish!! I love that flavor of Larabars! I buy the same exact almond butter!! And dinner looks amazing!! Yay food :)

  • http://natsmithillustration.etsy.com Nat

    yummy! I also love Lara Bars but dont want to pay for them. I just grind 1/2 cup cashews and mix that with 1/3 cup date paste, form into bars, top with chia seeds and Ive got my own Lara Bars! I cant WAIT to get your book!!!

  • http://windycityvegan.wordpress.com Monika {windycityvegan}

    My diet has been 80% guac and sweet corn these past couple of weeks – but I keep forgetting to make salsa! Your salsa (and everything else) look delish. I can’t remember the last time I had enchiladas, may have to make some soon. I finally gave mozzarella Daiya a second chance when I had a hormone-driven melty-cheese craving this weekend, and I learned that if I load it up with enough black olives, sprouted quinoa, and hot peppers, it really hits the spot. So in about 28 days I’ll give the pepper jack flavor a try on some enchiladas. ;)

  • http://www.mynaturallyfrugalfamily.blogspot.com Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family

    My goodness I am in love with this post. You had some wonderful (and fresh food) not to mention a fantastic farmer’s market to visit.
    I am following so that I can catch all of your posts.

  • http://bellabeforeandafter.blogspot.com Bella

    YUMMY girl,

    I am like totally drooling on your yummy food. That farmers market looks amazing, all that fresh fruit, and those yummy enchiladas, ohh man.

    You know how to make PRACTICALLY anything look delish !!

    Totally love your blog mama!!

    I would LOVE to invite you to my new FEEL GOOD Wednesday party. I would be so happy if you linked up. MAYBE even add me to your party LIST (yikes). That would be RAD!!!
    Stop by anytime to say hello!!!
    Hugs, Bella :)
    **FEEL GOOD WEDNESDAYS** @ Bella Before and After WIWW, Fitness tips, Healthy recipes welcome.
    **PARTY PLANNING TUESDAYS** @ Euro Style Cakes. All your party planning tips, decorations, invitations, and recipes welcome at my NEW party.

  • Blanca

    I still read you! this time from Berlin. I’m spending the summer here, and I can so tell you would love this city sooooo mcuh… so vegan friendly. and extremely cool. So relaxed!!!
    Your blog still amazes me. Congrats on the new book. Really. I had never been addicted to a blog before, so you are my first blog-love! hahaah. be happy. and your son is too cute!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.peasandcrayons.com Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons

    awwwww sir jack!!!! so cute! Happy WIAW love! =) You’re right — getting a good pic of guac is impossible. its too good not to dive in asap! <3

  • http://flightsofthevalkyrie.blogspot.com/ Valerie

    Ack! You have family in Bremerton!? I used to live in Port Orchard & loved taking the foot ferry across to Bremerton to the Fresh Local Store. I still go up there sometimes to do some shopping, love their local produce :) Funny, I will be in SW Washington this weekend & hopefully make another trip to the PSU Farmer’s Market for vegan goodies.

    @Blanca: Glad to hear Berlin is vegan friendly. I’ll be visiting there this fall, & can’t wait:)

  • TeniseRae

    Mmmmm!!!! Ranger IPA!! Seriously one of my most favorite IPAs. Uh huh!

  • http://lifeofahappyblonde.com Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde

    That cheesecake looks awesome!!!
    Sir Jack is quite handsome and i love all your photos, especially the market ones :)

  • Amelora

    I love that your book is coming out soon. Hubs and I have started talking about having baby #2 and I can’t wait.

  • Kathryn P.

    Oh man, I’ve been meaning to try and make my own enchiladas…I’ve just never worked up the courage haha, I get so nervous cooking new things. It’s actually pretty pathetic, but I’m working on it! Maybe that will be my goal next week after I get back from camping! :D
    And ahhh the Puge is so pretty, I go to uni in Tacoma and I’m stoked to get back up there!
    P.S. If you have extra time in San Francisco, there’s a restaurant called Herbivore that’s yummy and the people who work there are super cute! It’s 100% vegan, but not very raw besides salads (obviously haha). Just as an aside :)

  • http://www.spottedsparrow.com Julia @ The Spotted Sparrow

    At first I couldn’t get over the cuteness of puppy dog eyes, but then I saw your family on the ferry. OMG, adorbz!

    Happy belated Veganniversary!

  • http://thequirkykitchen.wordpress.com emma

    I just found your blog – so glad I did! Your eats all look so yummy and I love your photography :-)

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com Sayward

    Thanks far all the WIAW love, everyone! And HELLO to all the new followes. Yay! Welcome!

    @ Valerie – Wow, crazy! What a small world. =)

    Whoops, Waits is waking up, love you guys!

  • http://sweetness-light.tumblr.com Natasja

    YUMMMMMMMMMM!!!!! I have no idea what a marionberry is but it looks amazing. Have a great vacay! I have ten weeks to go today until baby-day :D


  • Meghan

    Marionberries were invented in Oregon! The wikipedia article about it has a very exciting chart of the Marionberry’s family tree.

  • http://mindrunningwild.wordpress.com/ mindrunningwild

    Wow. I can’t get enough of those farmers market pictures!! Especially those of all the stone fruits and cacti! banana and nut butter is certainly the best combo. Waits has that right :)

  • http://mindrunningwild.wordpress.com/ mindrunningwild

    Wow. I can’t get enough of those farmers market pictures!! Especially those of all the stone fruits and cacti! banana and nut butter is certainly the best combo. Waits has that right :)