Wednesday, 31 December 2014

WIAW #38- all the good stuff!

Hi Everyone! Happy New Year's Eve! Happy WIAW! Happy... happiness!

I'm in a happy mood today and I'm gonna say it could be the result of my food. Food can really instigate my mood!

So, seeing as it's Wednesday and the wonderful Jen from Peas and Crayons holds a fabulous link-up every week, here is a look at all the fabulous things I ate on this last day of 2014!!!
Following a fun Purely Twins workout, I whipped myself up a batch of banana bread pancakes!
 The batter is the same recipe as these pumpkin pancakes, just sub in the same amount of mashed banana for the pumpkin puree.
Spoon onto a hot pan with oil (I used coconut oil) and let them cook for a few mins (they are more fragile than regular pancakes) so they are properly together when flipping:

 Flip onto a plate after nicely browned and then top with whatever you like... I chose choc hazelnut butter!!
 There are just two ingredients in this nut butter spread- hazelnuts and cacao:
 On the side I made some peach fro-yo, which was 1/2 frozen yellow-flesh peach, whazzed up with the remaining banana and 3 big scoops of greek yoghurt, then placed in the freezer whilst making pancakes, to harden.
A super delicious breakfast:
 The pancakes tasted a-mazing, cinnamon-y, banana-y chocolate-y and the spread was sooo good!It sort of reminded me of eating a forero rocher with a cinnamon doughnut. Oh yes.
 The peach fro-yo was extremely yummy too and cut through the richness of the chocolate banana pancakes:
 This reminded me of my childhood when I used to make pancakes and top them (very heavily) with nutella, except I think these might taste even better (and much healthier too;)
 Definitely a step up from my even earlier childhood of topping my pancake with tomato sauce. What was wrong with me?
 Live and learn right?

After a few hours at a recently extended shopping center (and some Christmas money spent) I was more than ready for lunch:
Lunch was a delicious grilled sandwich with a mug of soup!
 In the sammy was lots of hommus, spinach, tomato and avocado:
The soup was a vegan, low sodium french lentil soup- very delicious as well.

In need of a snack after an hour long bike ride and another trip to the shops (I wanted to get a calendar and a diary for tomorrow... aka next year!!
 A chopped pink lady apple with some of the crispest, sweetest, juiciest green grapes:
 And a glass of soy milk:

I felt like I needed some more veggies today so...

Voila! A bucket load of roasted veggies!!
 Pumpkin, parsnip, potato, white sweet potato, eggplant, brussels sprouts, tomato, carrot, swede and beetroot drizzled with olive oil and roasted at 180 degrees celsius for 45 mins:
On a bed of spinach (just for some more veg) with some garlic tofu.

And that's what I ate Wednesday!
What did you eat on this fine day?

Hungry for more? Check out Peas and Crayons for everyone else's eats! :)

Bye! :D


  1. A fellow Aussie! I am so impressed you had soup- I hope you're staying cool, it's an oven right now here!

  2. Arman,
    Soup in Summer, smoothies in Winter... sounds about right! Definitely trying to stay cool, especially today- 41 degrees!!
    Steph 2 chef


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