“What I Ate” Wednesday…

I haven’t done a

in a while, so I thought I would!

Obviously, the day started out with a high protein, whole wheat Belgian waffle. I was feeling frisky and couldn’t decide which fat to smother it in, so I just put ‘em all on there. Half was smothered in coconut butter, a quarter in peanut butter, and a quarter in cake batter cashew butter.

After breakfast, I went to the ARC and had a particularly de-stressing lifting session and followed that up with a small protein shake of just 1/2 scoop of TBC cinnamon bun whey protein mixed with vanilla almond milk.

Current Favorite Lifting Workout 

  • Back squats, 155 lbs – 3 sets of 6 or failure
  • Deadlifts, 155 lbs – 3 sets of 6
  • Pull ups, bodyweight – 3 sets until failure
  • Tricep dips, bodyweight – 3 sets until failure
  • Butt (kick back) machine, 190 lbs – 3 sets of 6 per cheek
  • Lat pull downs, 85 lbs – 3 sets of 6
  • Hamstring curl machine, 70 lbs – 3 sets of 8
  • Abs + pushups

Then, I went to biology lab and was bored outta my gourd for 2 hours. I raced home to make lunch and was so hungry I just kinda winged it. Usually that turns into an epic fail, but this

curry & coconut oil fried chicken and root vegetables

hit the spot.

Recipe: Serves 1

  • ~3/4 cup sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 cup butternut squash, cubed
  • 5 oz chicken, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • handful snap peas
  • yellow curry powder
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • handful shredded coconut
  • salt

Directions – Add 1 tbsp of the coconut oil to a pan on medium high heat on the stovetop. Fry the potatoes and squash until slightly soft. Add the other 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil as well as the chicken and snap peas. Sprinkle the spices liberally over everything. Stir fry until the potatoes are crisp and the squash and chicken are cooked through. Garnish with shredded coconut. Enjoy!!

Then,  I ran to the grocery store, snacked on an apple + black walnuts, and studied some.

For dinner, I was craving sweet potatoes again and wanted to try a cuisine from a country I had never been before.

Peru! 

Lomo Saltdado

Recipe: Makes 2 servings

adapted from A Cozy Kitchen

  • 1 sweet potato, cubed
  • 2 tbsp garlic olive oil
  • ~2/3 lb sirloin steak, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 handfuls cherry tomatoes
  • 1 serrano pepper, de-seeded and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • fresh parsley, minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
Directions –  Heat 2 tablespoons of garlic olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. While the oil is heating up, sprinkle a liberal amount of salt and pepper over the strips of meat. Fry the potatoes in the oil until slightly soft. Add the meat and cook on first side for 1-2 minutes, until slightly browned. Flip and cook on opposite side for an additional 30 seconds. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside. Add in the onions and tomatoes. Cook until slightly translucent, 2-3 minutes. Throw in the diced pepper, garlic, cumin, ketchup and soy sauce. Cook mixture for an additional 2-3 minutes. Salt to taste. Add in the cooked beef strips and garnish with minced Italian parsley.

After dinner, I went to a DG meeting and got some ice crame with a couple friends. As we were leaving the shop, one of them accidently smashed her boyfriends car into the car next to her in the parking lot :(. It was understandable though, the parking spots were really strange. Instead of being rectangles in parallel to one another, they were diagonal and deceivingly long… But she left a note with all of her information and its all being sorted out!

Question: Do y’all ever make traditional recipes from countries you want to travel to?? Have a lovely Wednesday!

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10 responses to ““What I Ate” Wednesday…

  1. spoonfulofsugarfree

    Seriously, can you just be my personal chef? I want these meals today!

  2. that waffle looks so stinkin delicious!!! also, love the ethnic twist you put on dinner… that’s so great =)

  3. Yes I like to ‘mimic’ some famous ethnic cuisines like dahls (curries), miso soup, bulgogi and etc. I even tried making Brazilian bread out of tapioca starch! The problem is though, my results doesn’t always look or taste as amazing as yours ;l

  4. Hey love… I’ve been trying to fix your image for a good 15 minutes or so and nothing is working =( It says the format you use to upload your photos doesn’t allow them to be “found” by the link up — I even downloaded your photo and tried manually uploading and it still isnt compatible. I wonder why? Any ideas?

  5. i reallyyyyy need to make those waffles!! and i love all those toppings you added :D

  6. All of your meals look so good. I like that you used different toppings on your waffles. I do this with everything that has more than one piece. And both the fried chicken & lomo saltado are beautiful!

  7. I love trying out cultural recipes like that! Everything looks really good. Also wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Love reading your posts :) http://homemadeadventure.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/failure-is-not-an-option/

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