What I Ate Wednesday! Loving the Irish!

Hey Guys! We made it to Wednesday! This week is flying on by if you ask me.  There are lots of good things happening over here and I’m pretty excited about them all.  It is just perfect running weather this week which makes me so happy and excited for the marathon.  I’ve also been on a studying roll this week and am feeling very confident for my test!  In food news, Michael and I are having a little date night tonight and going to our favorite Thai restaurant and I couldn’t be more excited! The food is outstanding!  Speaking of food…let’s chat about last weeks meals shall we?

What I Ate Wednesday is continuing on with the theme of Loving Your Veggies for the month of March! I find this rather fitting for this month because veggies are green and the Irish wear green! Yes, I am dork.  This week’s featured meals certainly have veggies in them!  As always, check out Peas and Crayons for everyone else’s delicious meals!

Breakfast. 

Sunday morning was GLORIOUS.  I slept until 9am! It was amazing and I felt so rested when I finally got up for the day.  Almost immediately upon waking up I was craving a cup of coffee.  For breakfast we decided to use the last of the spinach and add them to eggs with cheddar cheese.  Definitely one of my favorite breakfast combinations. On the side I had a piece of Irish Soda bread toasted with butter.

Eggs with Spinach and Cheddar Cheese, Irish Soda Bread and Coffee!

While we indulged there was a tray of corn muffins in the oven.  I definitely had one once they came out of the oven! So good!

Lunch. 

I happen to have a connection at Panera and all Panera employees are able to buy the food frozen and in bulk.  I LOVE the broccoli cheddar soup so I requested some of this on my connection’s last order.  When it comes it is basically a giant brick of frozen soup in sealed plastic.  I usually cut it into squares and put it in individual sized servings of Tupperware.  I took some out to thaw and bring to work for lunch as it is a nice change in pace from my usual meals.  On the side I had some Parmesan and Garlic Pita Chips from Trader Joes.  Easy, quick and delicious!

Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Parmesan Pita Chips, Green Grapes and a Granola Bar

For an afternoon snack I had some green grapes and a granola bar.  I love that grapes are in season and on sale these days!

Dinner. 

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day Michael and I made an Irish themed dinner.  I’m not one for corned beef and Michael had it for lunch on Friday so we went with Shepard’s Pie.  We used a combination of lamb and beef with celery, carrots, garlic and peas.  It was topped with cheesy mashed potatoes!  So flavorful and filling! I absolutely loved it!

Shepard’s Pie with Lamb, Beef, Carrots, Celery, Peas and Mashed Potatoes!

And yes, we enjoyed a Guinness. Speaking of which, we broke open a can after dinner to investigate the technology.  Michael was telling me that the ball inside which looks like a ping-pong ball and is actually called a widget.  The widget is responsible for giving your can of Guinness that head.  The process uses nitrogen to fill that ball and when you open the can of beer the nitrogen gives your beer those lovely creamy bubbles.  It’s a little more complicated but that’s the short of it!  Neat, huh?

Dessert.  

For dessert we made a Chocolate Guinness Bundt Cake.  The recipe was really interesting and fun to make! One of the steps involved boiling a cup of Guinness with a cup of molasses.  Once it is boiling you slowly whisk in baking soda.  The combination gets all foamy! Then you pour in the mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.  The cake is topped with homemade whipped cream that has a little bit of Guinness in it for flavor! It was so good when it was warm out of the oven and was perfect for the holiday!  We’d definitely make it again!

Chocolate Guinness Bundt Cake!

So even though we didn’t head out for a bar crawl or a parade we had a great time celebrating St. Patrick’s day together, at home, with delicious homemade food!

I can’t wait to check out what you all are eating! I’m on the hunt for some new recipes! Last week I tried Kale Chips for the first time and LOVED them! I need something new for this week!

How do you incorporate veggies into your breakfast?  Do you like Panera or no? What did you do for St. Patrick’s day?  Did you enjoy a Guinness and some Irish food?  Guinness and chocolate, yes or no?  

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8 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday! Loving the Irish!

  1. Bailee Morris says:

    Just found your blog via Peas and Crayons WIAW and have to tell you how much I’m enjoying it! I try to “carbo load” at breakfast and then gradually switch to veggies and fruit throughout the rest of the day. Saturdays I will do a super omelet with tomatoes and mushrooms!

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    • liverunloveyoga says:

      Thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad you like it! I’m with you, I think that is a great approach. If I eat something filling in the morning I eat better all day! Hope to see you here again soon!

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  2. Rachel @ Healthy Chicks says:

    mmmm I haven’t had Shephard’s pie in so long. It used to be a favorite of mine growing up, and since then I’ve even tried making it with sweet potatoes which is absolutely delicious as well.

    I love sneaking my veggies into breakfast via my morning smoothie of spinach, kale, berries, almond/hemp milk, and a half a banana – tons of antioxidants all in one. Like you, I am also a HUGE fan of eggs in the morning and love veggie omelets. My favorite combo right now is mushrooms, onion, fresh herbs (I love parsley) feta, spinach. Yours looks delicious! 🙂 Happy Wednesday!

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    • liverunloveyoga says:

      Oh I love sweet potatoes! We need to make it with those next time! I need to try making more smoothies for breakfast but I usually don’t have time for that. That omelet sounds delicious…I think I might make that this weekend! Hope you had a great Wednesday!

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  3. JessSutera says:

    YAY for date nights!I love doing that midweek! We just did that last night at home, and it was wonderful to just linger over dinner with a glass of wine and forget that it’s a busy week. Ya know?

    PS That cake concoction sounds amazing!!

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    • liverunloveyoga says:

      It is really nice! We do it every Wednesday and I look forward to it. It’s my one night to turn off the to do list, eat a good meal nice and slow, relax, catch up on life with him and feel rejuvenated for Thursday and Friday!

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