What I Ate This Week | Back to Normal Eating!

By Kiersten | Last Updated: December 28, 2012

Spaghetti with Mustard Greens & Lemon

Normal eating! No more cookies, no more fudge, no more takeout. Whenever I don’t eat well for more than a day or two in a row, all I can think about is getting back to my regular eating habits. We even decided not to do a Christmas dinner and I made soba noodles instead.

Yes, soba noodles. On Christmas. And it was glorious!

Here’s what I ate this week:

Sesame Noodles with Edamame & KaleSesame Noodles with Edamame & Kale from Aggie’s Kitchen // Merry Christmas to me! Sesame noodle recipes are usually hit or miss in my opinion, but this one is a keeper–definitely the best one I’ve ever made. (Oh, and I’m sorry about the photos in this week’s post. Between me being sick and Miso being sick, I wasn’t really feeling the whole food photography thing. Don’t let the photos dissuade you from checking out these delicious recipes!)

Brown Butter Mushroom SoupBrown Butter Mushroom Soup from All Day I Dream About Food // Is there any better soup than mushroom soup? I don’t think so. The green bits in here are sage leaves–I did a crappy job pureeing the soup.

Isabella's Vegan CookiesIsabella’s Vegan Cookies // Okay, I did eat some cookies this week. Isabella’s Cookies sent me some of their vegan cookies to try and oh my gosh, they are good! Chris was shocked that they were vegan–they’re super moist and super rich too.

Delicata Squash Stuffed with Mushrooms & RiceDelicata Squash Stuffed with Mushrooms & Rice from Everyday Food // Delicious! Even if it looks like a hot mess. This was the next day’s leftovers, which doesn’t help, right? I added a little sage on top and used brown rice instead of white. Oh, and since the grocery store was out of decent looking acorn squash, I used delicata instead.

Spaghetti with Mustard Greens & LemonSpaghetti with Mustard Greens & Lemon from Everyday Food // Okay, I don’t know what happened to my mustard greens. The last time I used them, they were delicious! But this time–ugh. So, so bitter. The original recipe calls for collard greens, so maybe I should have stuck with that.

Miso the CatThank you all for your kind words about Miso. (Look at him! Isn’t he just a bundle of adorableness and wonk eye?) He was doing better until Christmas Day and then he took a turn for the worse and needed to be catheterized. It turns out he has bladder stones, so he’s having surgery today to remove them. He’s been at the vet since Wednesday, but if all goes well, we’ll finally get to bring him home tomorrow. I guess I need to stop projecting and anthropomorphizing, but I keep imagining Miso at the vet looking all sad in his e-collar and thinking, “Why do my mom and dad HATE ME?”

(Oh yeah, I totally refer to myself as my cats’ mom. So?!)

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The funny thing is, that’s a picture of Miso before all this happened. He always looks sad like that! It’s because of his eye issues, I think. But I assure you, he is a very happy cat. 🙂

Poor kitty… I am turning a corner in the new year and we are going to be eating a lot more veggie courses. I am so excited to try out some of the recipes I see on your “What I ate this week” series!

Everything looks so scrumptious! I can’t wait to make the sesame noodles– I made the Sprouted Kitchen’s Edamame Wonton Soup and wouldn’t you know, I have some edamame left over! I’ve been eating noodles like crazy (Heidi Swanson’s Black Sesame Otsu and her Curry Udon Pot) and I just can’t stop! And you are right, nothing beats a good mushroom soup, either. That kitty-cat is just adorable. Speedy recovery, Miso. Happy New Year, Kiersten!

You have such a positive attitude about missing Christmas dinner, I would be complaining so much! But those soba noodles do look like a delicious alternative and at least you probably didn’t spend the night moaning on the couch because of how stuffed you were 🙂 Hope your cat’s surgery went well!

I think these food photos are fabulous! You should see mine when I don’t use my Nikon. They definitely leave room for improvement! I know I’m late, but I hope your ginger kitty is doing better. We have two of them who we love wholeheartedly, so I’m praying Miso is getting healthier by the day! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season! Happy New Year!

Mr. Ginger Kitty is asleep next to me right now, which is how he spent most of the past few days. Which means he’s pretty much back to normal. 😉 Sleeping all day, demanding attention all night. We’re still waiting for the lab results (the vet found some suspicious tissue in his bladder), but it’s really encouraging to see Miso feeling better!

I hope you have a Happy New Year too!

Yum! That mushroom soup is calling me. Mushroom soup is such a comfort food to me… Except maybe not right now because my tastebuds are a little off so it might be more disappointing than comforting, haha. The sage in it looks delicious!

My tastebuds are so off too! I had a glass of water with lemon in it the other day and it tasted completely different, which was a little bit disturbing. Well, I hope you’re back to normal soon–a food blogger with wonky tastebuds is not a good thing!

What a healthy week you had considering it was Christmas week! And the bowl in the first photo is very cool. I suppose being in your own kitchen on your own helped keep your cooking normal. Not so around here, with guests and kids and all. But no Christmas baking, at least not for me. My husband makes a cookie recipe from his grandmother every year, but they have orange, so I can’t have them. It’s fine by me, no temptations there.

Yeah, if we had gone to Illinois for Christmas, these photos would be VERY different and not healthy at all. 😉 In addition to all of the usual holiday food, we probably would have gone to some of our favorite restaurants in Chicago and I’d come home 10 pounds heavier. I hope you have a Happy New Year!

Those all look delicious to me (and of course now I want to make them all)! I hope Miso is home and doing well – that’s a very cute picture.

Thank you! Miso is doing okay–we found out that his bladder is pre-cancerous, but now we know what’s going on and we can do our best to keep him healthy…

Thanks, Jenn. He’s slowly recovering from his surgery, but we found out his bladder is pre-cancerous. 🙁 But the important thing right now is that he’s feeling better!

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