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Foodie Fridays

Hey guys!  I know that I have been slacking on the food pics lately, and I’m hoping that I might be able to redeem myself today.  Because I find posting every single meal of every single day just a smidge boring on a day to day basis, I will be posting like this once a week.  I have nothing against food bloggers that do that.  In fact, my favorite foodies post like that.  I just don’t want to bore you all with me eating the same thing over and over again. :)  Plus, I’m too lazy to take a pic of everything I eat. :)  I do, however, would love to share some food porn and food ideas with you all.  After all, I’ve gotten many ideas for the kitchen from blogs! 

I actually had a bowl of cereal this morning because of my migraine which I promptly puked up soon after eating (Sorry if it makes this next pic less appetizing). 

But, I did have this wonderful buckwheat pumpkin flax waffle topped with berries and honey yogurt yesterday.  It was amazing!!DSC03686

I really love starting out the mornings with something like this.  It was sooo filling, and it satisfied my sweet tooth just enough!DSC03684 

For lunch, I had some left over quiche (I sort of combined both of these variations) and some salad:DSC03696


The salad contained baby greens, steamed broccoli, vine ripened tomatoes, feta, cucumbers, radishes, red onions, and a champagne vinaigrette.DSC03701

For an afternoon snack, I had a bowl of salted edamame (soy beans): DSC03680

If you didn’t already know this, these suckers are available in your frozen food section!  They contain good fats and protein and make a great snack!!

For dinner, I really wanted to try out some of my new Salmon Tea Rub from The Spice and Tea Company.DSC03719

I coated the salmon with a thin layer, DSC03705

then baked it at 400 degrees F for ~15 min. 


I hate overcooked salmon, so I was happy when this one turned out perfect!  I think that the tea flavor was a little too strong though.  Next time I make this I will only put on half of this amount.  It was a really good flavor though!  I paired my salmon with a salad:DSC03715

AND my cheese grits.  Here is how to make them!DSC03713

Sharp Cheddar Cheese Grits (adapted from Shrimp and Grits)

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 and 1/2 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 to 1 cup (depending on your mood) sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup quick grits (NOT instant)

Bring broth and water to boil.  Add grits, and simmer on low for 6-7 minutes whisking on and off to fend off lumps.  DSC03706 Whisk in cheddar, and serve immediately!  DSC03708 Enjoy!!

I want to make Foodie Fridays a regular thing so let me know if you like it or not!  Anyone excited for the weekend!  I am!! ;)  Happy Friday, friends!!

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  • Naomi (onefitfoodie) November 13, 2009, 10:40 pm

    yum! everything looks great, but that pumpkin flax waffle seems to be calling my name!!

    thanks for the directons for teh grits I have never tried or made them before!

  • Charisa November 13, 2009, 11:31 pm

    If you ever have your own restaurant or just live close to me – I’m coming to eat with you all the time!! 🙂 Looks awesome as always!

  • Leana November 14, 2009, 4:22 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the concept for Foodie Fridays – those grits sound delicious! Must give them a try.

  • Marisa November 16, 2009, 9:43 am

    One of the reasons I love reading your blog is because of the food recipes!! I love reading about what you eat. I can’t really make the breakfast since I get up at the crack of dawn but the rest I’ve tried. I loved the muffins! Everyone in my office liked them too. btw your waffles- were they pre-made or did you make them?

    • Nicole November 16, 2009, 1:35 pm

      Girl! There are no frozen waffles in my freezer, unless I make them, then freeze them! Which you could totally do!! 🙂

  • Marisa November 16, 2009, 1:48 pm

    I figured that was the case…they look so perfect! I wish I had more time…so for now its hard boiled eggs for breakfast 🙁 Maybe one day you’ll post breakfast on the go 🙂

  • Marisa November 19, 2009, 11:57 am

    ok, so I had my first green monster today! my first thought was ok I’m going to taste the spinach – nope! it is delicious. I’m going to make this my morning breakfast during the week. 🙂 THANKS!!!

    • Nicole November 19, 2009, 11:59 am

      Yay!!! I told you!


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