WIAW #30

When I went to type in the title of this post, I was taken aback. The fact that I’ve been doing What I Ate Wednesday, or WIAW, for 30 weeks is just crazy – not to mention the fact that my one year blogiversary is fast approaching! More on that when the time comes, but for now, for everyone who’s enjoyed following the eats of a gluten free, tree nut free, orange and pineapple and avocado free, and still discovering the best way to eat for herself runner – on to a day of eats! Like my first week at work, I started with breakfast when I arrived at my office around 8:30am, a bowl of berries and a slice of smoked salmon quiche that I packed myself.

 

Bowl of berries

Smoked Salmon Quinoa Quiche

 

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July Flew By

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Hello, everyone! I’m just checking in today to let you know that I did indeed emerge from the second day of the New York Bar Exam at the Javits Center, alive and relatively well. I wrote most of this recap of the past month over the weekend, because let’s face it, the only plans I have today are to go for a nice easy run now that I’m safely back in Connecticut, eat lots of delicious food, and pop over to the doctor’s office later to get that little stitch taken out. I refuse to let my brain do anything that requires mental acuity, and all I’m thinking about how this July flew by for me. I’m pretty sure the reason is the exam-which-shall-thenceforth-not-be-named, which is now blessedly over (fingers crossed I passed!)

 

Bye bye, bar bracelet

 

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WIAW #17: Summer Salads, Seafood & Sundaes

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Rabbit, rabbit. Okay now, welcome to the first WIAW of July! Studying for the bar means less time for kitchen creativity. But I still managed to squeeze in lots of summery eats to say farewell to June yesterday and usher in July, from salads to seafood to a scrumptious sundae. My day began with a pre-run snack, which was relatively small. Just a muffin and some blueberries with half a mug of Green Mountain Blueberry coffee. I was only planning to run 5-6 miles and wanted to get out the door. Usually I’d skip the snack for a morning like this, but for some reason I woke up with my stomach growling and knew it wouldn’t be a good idea.

 

Muffin and coffee

 

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WIAW #15

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Well, here we go again – a WIAW featuring a day of bar study eats! My meals are pretty monotonous lately, since I’m basically in run-eat-study-repeat mode, but I continue to find ways to mix it up a bit. For example, my pre-run snack yesterday morning. I had a couple of rice cakes smeared with peanut butter and apple butter. I love PB&J, but this is definitely a new favorite combination. And when I pair it with some crisp apple slices? Pre-run snack perfection. I’ll have to add it to the roundup!

 

Peanut butter and apple butter

 

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Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake

As promised when I shared my Double Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cake recipe with all of you, next up is the gluten free Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake! I couldn’t believe I hadn’t already shared this one. It was one of my first oatmeal cake creations back in the day, when I was newly gluten free and searching for ways to curb my cookie dough cravings. Even just a few years ago, there were not many gluten free cookie dough options other than the kind you get when you’re making a batch of cookies from scratch, which I enjoy doing but wasn’t a quick fix solution. Fortunately, I came up with the perfect mix of oats, chocolate chips, and other yummy ingredients to make this little dish. 

 

A deliciously gluten free Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake, the healthy way to have cookie dough for breakfast!

 

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