WIAW #44 Fruit Favorites & Montreal Treats

Good morning, sunshines.

After taking two days off from blogging, I’m back and ready to dive right in with Wednesday’s regularly scheduled programming.

If you’re new around here (hello!), on Wednesdays I share a rundown of one full day’s meals, snacks, and everything in between. Then I link it up with a bunch of other bloggers doing the same exact thing, in an attempt to overflow the interwebs with pictures of food snack ideas, new recipes, and general food inspiration. We call this What I Ate Wednesday. Shall we?

 

9am – I cut up a couple of small nectarines for Andrew and I to share before even thinking about coffee. It’s obvious that I’ve been away, or out of my normal routine, when I forget about the coffee. Coffee is always first around here.

 

farmers' market nectarines #WIAW

 

9:01am – Bulletproof coffee tastes even more amazing than usual after going a week without it.

 

bulletproof coffee #WIAW

I swear I’m not a paid representative for Bulletproof Coffee. Although at this point they really should be paying me; I tell everyone that will listen just how much I love it.

 

While I was away, Andrew was also traveling. He started out in Chicago, and ended up adding a trip to Montreal onto his itinerary. Knowing Andrew’s deep love for Montreal bagels, it came as no surprise when he pulled a fresh bag out of our freezer yesterday morning.

 

10am – A bagel with a couple fried eggs on top served as a delicious and hearty breakfast for the day.

 

montreal bagels #WIAW

 

After running a bunch of errands, I washed some cherries to snack on. Cherries are some of my favorite fruits, but they don’t last very long at the farmers’ market so I buy them whenever I see them.

 

cherries #WIAW

 

Bagels were not the only surprise Andrew brought back with him from Montreal. He also came home with a box of beautiful french macaroons! It’s hard not to polish them all off in one sitting, but at the same time, they don’t last too long in the fridge. So we’ve been slowly making our way through the box, sharing each one because we both want to try all the fun flavors.

 

pistacchio macaroon #WIAW

So far, pistacchio (green) has been my favorite.

 

A glass of wine while making dinner…

 

wine #WIAW

 

And some edamame to snack on, as well.

 

edamame #WIAW

 

8pm – For dinner, Andrew grilled some Hawaiian boneless short ribs (hello red meat, it’s been a while but you smell amazing) and I made a farro salad to go with them.

 

boneless short ribs and farro salad #WIAW

 

Unsurprisingly, we ended up finishing off the macaroons (strawberry and coffee) for dessert while catching up on Mad Men.

 

strawberry and coffee macaroons #WIAW

I can’t believe there’s only one episode left.

 

It’s almost time for me to get ready for work, so I better sign off. I hope you enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!

Amy

 

Question: Which type of macaroon/macaron do you prefer? Chewy coconut-y macarons? Or delicate french macaroons? 

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Weekend Eats & Activities

Hello friends.

How was the weekend? Did anyone else in LA feel the earthquake Sunday morning? The 3.9 hit around 4am and I definitely felt it. I’d be lying if I said earthquakes didn’t make me nervous, but luckily it was the only thing that was stressful about the weekend.

 

Weekend eats and activities…

Saturday’s workout was a daylong biking adventure. I was under the impression that the new Bulletproof Coffee shop on Main St. in Santa Monica had officially opened last Thursday, but I was (for the second time) mistaken.

bulletproof coffee shop santa monica

The shop is there, and they’ve had an opening party, but it’s not open to the public yet. Still “coming soon…”

 

After grabbing coffee elsewhere, we continued on our way to Santa Monica Seafood to pick up fish for dinner. It was right around lunchtime so we decided to stay a while and order some oysters. In addition to an oyster bar, SM Seafood has a whole roped off  section for dining in, complete with a full bar.

oysters at Santa Monica Seafood

A dozen oysters, 2 crab cakes and a couple glasses of wine later, we were back on our bikes with some fresh rock cod in tow that turned out to be delicious, pan-seared for dinner.

 

Sunday morning, we were up early because I had to take Andrew to the airport for a work trip. I spent the rest of the day grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s, working out at the gym, going to the farmers market in search of peaches…

peaches at the mar vista farmers market

Peaches are here! They’re tiny and still a little tart, but they’re here.

 

I tried to spend some quality time with the Kevins, but they were having a cat fight, so I just let them work it out.

kevin fight

Just kidding. They love each other and were licking each other’s faces about 2 minutes after this photo was taken. I just think it’s funny how mad Al looks here.

 

Somehow, the random assortment of items I threw together for dinner turned out really well. I called it Quiche over Caesar Salad Greens with Carrots because that’s exactly what it was.

healthy sunday dinner

And now it’s Monday, again. That keeps happening!

Have a great week, everyone.

Amy

 

Question: What was the highlight of your weekend?