What I (Wish I) Ate This Week

I have good news and bad news. The good news is: next week is my last week of recipe development for my cookbook! Exclamation point! The bad news is: I didn’t have time to do a What I Ate This Week post for today. So instead, I’m going to show you what I wish I ate this week. It’s something different and exciting, yes?

What I Wish I Ate This Week 1. Eggplant Pomodoro with Angel Hair Pasta [New South Food Company] // How beautiful is this pasta dish? Between the eggplant, tomatoes, and fresh basil, this is the perfect end-of-summer recipe.

2. Coconut Chia Seed Pudding [The Roasted Root] // I would totally eat this for breakfast. I make a lot of chocolate chia pudding and I’ve been meaning to try something different.

3. Grilled Portobello Mushroom Tacos with Mango Black Bean Salsa [Tasty Yummies] // I can’t get enough Mexican food lately! And you kind of have to grill on Labor Day, right? It would be a travesty if you didn’t.

What I Wish I Ate This Week 4. “Pulled” Cauliflower BBQ Sandwiches [Beard + Bonnet] // This is waaaaay up there on my must-make list. I have a faux pulled pork sandwich recipe made with summer squash, but I never thought to use cauliflower.

5. Rainbow Chard Quinoa Bowls with Curry Coconut Broth [With Food + Love] // Chris came home from the grocery store with boxes and boxes of clearance quinoa (yay, clearance quinoa!), so this recipe is also on my must-make list.

6. Simple Asian Soy-Peanut Noodles [The Comfort of Cooking] // You know me, I love a good Asian noodle recipe. This would be great for lunch boxes too!

What I Wish I Ate This Week 7. Mushroom Quesadillas with Tomato and Corn Salsa [Cookie Monster Cooking] // See? I told you I’m on a Mexican food kick. I haven’t made mushroom quesadillas in so long…

8. Roasted Cauliflower, Broccoli & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad with Chickpeas [Dishing Up the Dirt] // Recipes like this make me feel like, “Okay, I think I can deal with summer ending soon.” Cauliflower and broccoli are two of my favorite vegetables to roast.

9. Grain-Free Chocolate Banana Pancakes [A Girl Worth Saving] // I decided to try an anti-inflammatory diet to see if it helps with my eczema, which means cutting out white flour. Although my friend Kelly’s blog is paleo, which is kind of the opposite of vegetarian, there’s a surprising amount of overlap between the way we eat. These pancakes are completely grain-free; I think I might make a batch or two and freeze them!

What I Wish I Ate This Week 10. Sesame Curry Kale Chips [The Clean Dish] // I always want to buy kale chips at the store because they come in so many crazy flavors. But they’re like $7 for a wee bitty bag. $7! Unfortunately, I am not Lisa Vanderpump rich, so I have to make my own kale chips. I love that these are curry flavored!

11. Cheezy Polenta Jalapeño Poppers with Mango Salsa [Nutrition Stripped] // I like the idea of jalapeño poppers, but they’re a little too much for me with all that cheese in the middle. It’s the kind of food you look forward to, but then after you finish eating, you feel like blergh. Solution? Fill the peppers with polenta instead. You get that same creaminess, minus the heavy cheese.

12. Zucchini Pesto [Running to the Kitchen] // I don’t have the excess zucchini problem everyone else seems to have at this time of year, but I can pretend, right? I’ve never thought to use zucchini in a pesto, but this looks delicious!

Are you hungry for more vegetarian meal ideas? Follow Oh My Veggies on Pinterest, where I’m pinning tasty recipes all week long!

Kiersten Frase

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    • Kiersten Frase says

      I seriously don’t. I never thought I’d be sick of eating, but I really am. Food doesn’t appeal to me lately. I’m used to eating a light breakfast & lunch, then a bigger dinner, but with the book, I’m eating big breakfast, big lunch, big dinner. I guess at least I’m not snacking because of the Invisalign, but still, I feel so full all the time!

  1. says

    There are some great picks here. Love the look of the eggplant pasta and the roasted cauli, brocc, chickpea bowl especially.
    Hurrah for almost being finished with your recipe development! Hope this final week goes well.

  2. says

    Congrats on being in your last week of cookbook recipe prep!! I wish I were there, but I’m more like 2 months out ;) Thanks so much for wishing to eat my chia pudding!! It was my first chia experience and I know there will be many more. I’ll have to peruse your site for chia recipes and go to town! :) Have a great weekend and congrats again!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Well, I’ll still have some revisions to do after my testers finish testing everything, but I’ll be thrilled to be finished with the cooking 2-3 times a day schedule I’ve been on. THRILLED! You will get there soon–2 months will fly by!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      I know, right? Usually the clearance cart is full of laxatives and AirWick scented oils, so it’s pretty exciting to find something you can actually use.

  3. says

    Whoa what a round up!!! I wish I had eaten all of those dishes right along with you. I am super stoked for you o finish up your cookbook, I can only imagine how freeing it will be for you to be done with it. Thanks for including my BBQ sandwich:)

  4. says

    I am so happy that you’re almost done with your book! Just take a tiny break before you jump into your next adventure :) It is crazy how the paleo diet can mesh so well with both a vegetarian and even vegan diet. I hope removing white flour helps clear up your eczema.

  5. says

    Every single thing on here looks amazing! The choc panakes and #9 and what you said about paleo and veg actually have lots of overlap, they do! I agree! And wheat/gluten, yes, for eczema and psoriasis, it’s worth a try to eliminate it. The less gluten I eat, the better I do!

    • Kiersten Frase says

      Yeah, Kelly posts a lot of recipes that are vegan, which surprised me! I have seriously tried everything for my eczema and now it’s starting to spread from my hands to my arms, so I am desperate. I’m hoping this anti-inflammatory diet will help…

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