What I Ate Wednesday Fun


You are going to be so proud of my will power.

wiaw fall into good habits button (2)

I was in Whole Foods on Monday shopping for Rosh Hashanah and completely held myself together when passing the food bar.

whole foods food bar

The roasted vegetables display was bountiful and beautiful BUT I was able to resist and my wallet was super thankful.

I have even held off tearing into the raisin challah bread although I swear it is calling my name from the kitchen at this very moment.

zomicks challah

My father won’t be thrilled that I bought the raisin challah bread instead of plain challah bread but I decided that it’s easier for him to pick the raisins out of his slice than for me to sit there poking a handful of raisins in my slice.

My son has been matching me bowl for bowl lately when it comes to oatmeal for breakfast so, and I am being honest here, I am hoping he will want Challah Bread French Toast for breakfast tomorrow because I am going through oatmeal like crazy these days!

gluten free oatmeal

Our winning combination of oatmeal. It isn’t cheap to buy package upon package of gluten-free oatmeal (which I need but my son doesn’t) but I stopped buying  both kinds and am too lazy anyway to cook separate pots.

After my run the other morning, I skipped the empty peanut butter jar and made use of the empty greek yogurt container instead.

greek yogurt

I once registered for and received every dish, fork, bowl, platter, kitchen gadget and gizmo under the sun yet I use a Bob The Builder spoon and yogurt container in place of a bowl.

I should be embarrassed.

In fact, I am suddenly feeling inspired to use my china and crystal rather than just look at it all pretty in the cabinet.

Inspired is the keyword here because let’s be real — I won’t actually use my china. But I should.

Lunch this week has been inspired by a spaghetti squash which I roasted and then proceeded to add to every meal until I had no more left.

spaghetti squash power bowl

Spaghetti squash, plum tomatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts and asparagus mixed up with some quinoa, chick pea and avocado.

When I roast the sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts in maple syrup the flavors are so delish and intense that I don’t even need a dressing or anything.

I will be roasting up the same fall veggies as I did last week for tonight’s holiday dinner.

My mom is in charge of the brisket and I have been busy making the dough for my famous oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies (always chill the dough overnight) and an apple crisp (with a layer of crisp crumbs on the bottom and the top because that’s the only way to do it).

I took last night off from cooking though and went out for sushi (Nisen for my local readers) prior to attending back-to-school night where I met all of my son’s teachers.

nisen sushi

Spicy Tuna Naruto, Spicy Mango Shrimp, Spicy Lobster and one more roll I can’t recall because it wasn’t my choice.

And because back-to-school night was going to be a long one, I knew I would need dessert to make it through.

cups frozen yogurt

To all my Jewish friends, Happy New Year!


Be sure to check out what everyone else is eating today…


Do you make use of all the dishes/flatware/stemware and gadgets you have in your kitchen?

If you have china, do you ever use it?

Favorite sushi roll?

If you celebrate Rosh Hashanah, what are you cooking for the holidays?

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  1. says

    You got me craving sushi now! I love the dragon roll the best, or any of the ones with eel sauce! I got a coupon in the mail for $2.00 off a $10 spend at our local fro-yo place, that would be an insult not to use it right? Who cares that our froyos normally come to around $16 for the two of us…..dessert is worth paying for right? 🙂 I am not grown up enough to have fine china yet…..maybe when he finally gets around to asking me, I can register for some 😛
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    • says

      You must use that coupon! Two dollars off cannot be wasted when the cost of yogurt is insane (but so worth it!)…Haha I totally giggled when you said when he gets around to asking you, I almost hope he reads this but I know he won’t but you know what I mean.

  2. says

    I am not quite ready for oatmeal as breakfast yet. I know you eat it all year round, but I feel like I only want it when the weather is cold. Still on my yogurt and granola kick!

  3. says

    Absolutely love all your eats! I have to say that every time I pop in here for a little read I find something joyful, inspiring or down right tasty! Thanks for that xx

    • says

      You would have enjoyed my conversation with the owner of one of the Red Mango stores yesterday. All about why some locations fail and of course I threw in the necessity of the parfait cup! lol. Totally thought of you.