It’s What I ate Wednesday! But not just any old Wednesday … it’s my birthday! So while you’re reading this I’m either sleeping, cooking my birthday lunch because I get to eat lunch with my family for once today or elsewise just relaxing. We actually don’t have a lot planned but simply plan on having an awesome day. And thinking about it: what better day for a [mid-week] birthday than the [blog] world’s biggest [food] party? Clearly not any old day of the week. Thanks for hosting
my birthday party WIAW, Jenn! Seeing as my birthday’s just today this week’s What I ate Wednesday is all about what I ate pre-birthday.
We don’t even need to talk temperatures again for me to say it: All I want to eat these days is comfort food. On Saturday when I just couldn’t decide if I wanted to go with a German classic [mashed potatoes] or Indian-style [Masala beans] I just fused the two cuisines. Though potatoes turned into parsnips topping kidney beans in a warmly spiced tomato-based sauce. Strange but good comfort food. The brussels sprouts? They made a surprise appearance in the dish, too. Any guesses? [Recipe coming soon.]
Speaking of comfort food I can’t deny the phyllo pastry obsession is still going strong. Rather than considering me stuck in a food rut
which I am I’d go with taste-testing the recipe to perfection. Just to make sure that if somebody decides on trying it [which I obviously suggest :)] it’ll turn out a hit. Selfless blogger dedication, don’t you think ;)? And this time I even went with the kidney beans listed in the recipe again. I’d be curious to know if any of you noticed the mismatched pictures in my recipe post showing the chickpea variation … Clearly a lesson learned in paying attention when posting. But it’s delicious either way.
Did I ever mention how sweet my dad is at times [when I’m not getting frustrated at internet restrictions ;)]? My sister came over for a short stay at my parents’ to work on a project for university with my mum on the weekend. To fuel their hard work my dad bought some fancy chocolates. Because I was involved in the project [as a photographer], too, I figured I should get my share, too. Hard to make a choice here – but not if you know your preferences …
It might not have been my birthday on the weekend yet but my favourite dessert – ice-cream [or the healthified version of it] – still had to feature. Our dear Fairy Broccoli Mother came up with this creamy and colourful creation that is simply perfect. While I don’t count macros anymore some of you might be happy to hear that this wicked delicious ice cream packs in a protein punch, too. And either way a little bit of protein won’t hurt anybody.
You might remember my recent confession of non-seasonal berry preys ? Well, I was lucky enough to find another package – okay, it may or may not have been four packages – on offer so who could have resisted? And I know at least Emily will agree when saying that one clamshell of berries is really just one serving after all. Five a day …
Before ending it here I want to say once more how much your understanding and kind comments on my last post meant to me. It was another one of those I hesitated publishing but it’s good to know I’m not alone. Thank you!
With that I’m off to and wishing you a happy Wednesday! Eat some extra delicious food to celebrate me today ;). Kidding. Sort of.
Happiness inducing today: My progress on the puzzle.
Do you eat differently on weekday birthdays than on normal days?
What’s your favourite birthday dessert? I’m not a fan of [regular] cakes anymore but I do have plans of preparing a special belated birthday dessert on the weekend.