Wednesday, 20 May 2015

WIAW #57 Flash back style!

Hello! Happy Wednesday everyone!!

Last week as I was scrolling through the weeks WIAW posts I came across one about comparing. Now, comparing is something WIAW is NOT about- however this was a clever post that used WIAW pictures they had taken from the same time last year to compare to their eats this year! I thought it seemed kind of cool and so why not give it a go myself?

So below is a snapshot into a typical day of eating for me (Monday) with a typical snapshot of eating from this time last year... 

I wonder what has changed!

This time last year I was up bright and early (bright as in itch black and early) with a delicious big green smoothie:
With frozen banana + lots of spinach + scoop vanilla protein powder + spoonful of nut butter + raw oats + cinnamon + oat milk- all whazzed together until smooth and creamy dreamy!
(I seemed to like extreme close-ups??)

This time- this year ;) was quite amusing... it was another green smoothie!

This one was 1 frozen banana + 1 handful chopped frozen pineapple + 1 handful kale + 1 handful spinach + 3 scoops greek yoghurt + splash of water- whazzed until smooth!

Enjoyed with two toasted whole wheat crumpets spread generously with crunchy peanut butter :)

Super tasty and super filling- my kind of breakfast!

I'm a bit jealous of last years lunch because it looks pretty tasty:

Quinoa, steamed pumpkin, cherry tomatoes, lentils.... and a BERRY SAUCE!?! (Boy do I miss my random/creative days ;) It was literally just some frozen berries heated on the stove until sauce-like :)

In less exciting news- The current lunch:
A huuuuge salad with boiled buckwheat and green split peas (cooked up the night before) with cherry tomatoes, spinach, cucumber, celery, cherry tomatoes, bean sprouts, torn up pumpkin and corn falafel and an orange dressing (literally just 1/2 an orange, squeezed.... maybe I haven't changed too much since last year? ;)
It was pretty tasty!

One thing I already knew before having to look through my previous photos was that my afternoon snack of choice was fruit and soy milk.

 Because it is still fruit and soy milk


A mandarin with some red grapes and a coke glass (so fancy, right?) filled with soy milk.
Fats forward to this year.... and not much has changed:
A chopped fuji apple with some seriously delicious and perfectly ripe rockmelon (or cantaloupe if you're American) enjoyed with a mug (yep my new drinking  item is a mug now- I go through stages, alright!)

Once again I am envious of my dinner from last year as it included one of my very favourite sauces/ toppings/ whatever you want to call it:
Whole wheat pasta with red kidney beans mushrooms and steamed veg.

Sadly, I found no similarities between last years dinner and this years dinner (I honestly did not intentionally know how many similarities there would be between these two WIAW!!) however this dinner was mighty tasty:
Sort of a snack plate- a little bowl of crushed (Found the packet underneath some other stuff!) organic blue maize tortilla chips, parsnip and potato shoe-string fires, oven baked garlic tofu and roasted brussels sprouts. So good!

'Chicken nuggets'
'Ummmm... potato gems?'
And 'chips!'
Haha- or maybe not! ;)

Also, unlike last year, I've found a new love for an after dinner snack (last year was mainly raw nuts- which I still consume after dinner quite regularly!)

Warm almond milk with cinnamon!!
Oh my word, this is so good. I just pour some original almond milk into a mug, dash generously with ground cinnamon and heat in the microwave for around 1-2 mins (depending on how much milk I've put in) and if I have the effort I may even warm it up on the stove with my mini saucepan... but that's just more washing up!

So I hope you found that a little interesting- I know I sure did! I find it quite funny how much I haven't changed over the year and I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little jealous of myself enjoying some of those glorious meals last year- I better fix that by making some of them soon!

What about you?
Do/ have your eating habits change/d dramatically over the course of a year?
Do you sometimes make completely random sauces for your salads... and then surprise yourself when they're actually good?
Favourite after dinner snack?

Thanks as always to Peas and Crayons for this awesome link-up and if you're still hungry for more be sure to head on over and check out what everyone else has been nom-ing on! Until next time, Bye!!


  1. It's my potato Aussie sister who has nice weather...Phew how's that for a title!

    Greetings from NYC! Not going to lie- WE NEED WHOLEFOODS in Australia! start the campaigning! :)

    1. Haha- Aussie bro!! Leaving AUS for America.. hmm not sure how I should feel about this!! ;)
      But I'm with you on the wholefoods!! Come to AUS (pretty good campaigning right there, huh?)
      Steph 2 chef xx

    2. Steph that was the worst campaigning ever. :p

      PS- I went to a sweet potato/white potato bar yesterday you would have loved it. Especially as there was 12 hummus to choose from to dip.

    3. Oh. My. Goodness.
      Why do you taunt me with all these amazing things that aren't in Aus!! I think I need to move to America. Yep definitely moving.

      And yes, I do admit my campaigning for Wholefoods could improve... some help would be great though! ;)

  2. I love the comparisons! I'm not sure how much my meals have changed since last year. I feel like I might be eating more veggies this year but honestly I'm not sure!

    1. I wasn't sure either and was pretty surprised that not much has changed!! :)
      Thanks for commenting,
      Steph 2 chef xx

  3. The pasta dish looks yummy!!! I need to do one of these comparisons next year. . .

    1. Definitely- it's fun to see the changes/ similarities/ weird things you were doing the year before (that possibly should make a return!)
      Steph 2 chefxx


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