Photo Journal of The Food I Ate Yesterday

Good morning! I hope you are having a great week so far. Today’s post is going to include a picture of everything I ate yesterday for “What I Ate Wednesdays“. I started with something I’ve never done before but was inspired to try at Dr. Fuhrman’s Getaway in August and that is to serve lettuce with breakfast. I soaked some rolled oats with some cinnamon and ground chia seeds overnight with a little unsweetened soy milk and pomegranate juice and then heated up with some frozen blueberries and just plopped it all on top of some lettuce leaves. Here’s what it looked like:

I think this is a great alternative to a green smoothie and it took a lot less time to prepare in the morning. Honestly, you can’t even taste the lettuce and it adds a cool texture to the meal. Here’s the basic recipe:

Yum! I love starting my day with greens in any amount.

Lunch was a standard big salad with jicama, romaine, broccoli slaw, tempeh, onion, avocado, and my Wild Blueberry Zinger Dressing made with walnuts:

I had some locally-grown passion fruit for dessert that I found at my local farm stand. These were beautiful and fragrant but a bit on the tart side!

Dinner was steamed kale topped with water-sauteed mushrooms, onions and garlic, plus a special addition using these guys:

These are called delicata squash and, after last night, they are my new favorite squash!!! They are easier to prepare than butternut squash because they don’t need to be peeled and, quite frankly, I think they are even tastier than butternut. I pre-heated the oven to 400 degrees and cut them like so (removing the seeds, of course):

After about 40  minutes in the oven, they looked like this:

I ended up having two big slices served with my kale and mushrooms (and, yes, you can eat the skin of this squash):

Dessert was some frozen cherries that I heated up and served with some ripe kiwi for extra sweetness:

Sorry for the bad lighting in my evening pictures; this is a hard time of year for food bloggers due to the lack of natural lighting.

Overall, it was a fantastic food day; I got in all my greens and was very satisfied with my meals.

Thanks to everyone who is entering to win a free download of Vegan Delish that I announced on Monday’s post. I’m giving away 10 free downloads here and you have until this Saturday to enter.

Also, there is another giveaway for the app going on right now on my friend JL’s website, JL Goes Vegan. I am so appreciative that JL is featuring the app and said that she found it super easy to use. She also said “The photos are gorgeous and the shopping list feature is fantastic (I can email it or, because I have a wireless printer connected to my iPhone, I can send the list from my handheld device to my printer!).  It’s a great tool.” Thanks, JL, for the kind words!

Lastly, did you know that Dr. Fuhrman’s annual Holiday Challenge starts this coming Monday? You can read about it here. It’s free, you get tons of awesome recipes and support and it’s a wonderful way to get healthy before the new year! This will be my 3rd year participating and I am really excited; join me!!!

Have a great rest of your week and I’ll see you back here on Friday.



  1. Christy says


    I can’t wait to try delicata squash now. Never knew you could eat the skin! Thanks for that tidbit. Love the black and white bowl with the passionfruit, too.

  2. says

    You eat so healthy. How often do you make the green smoothies? Green smoothies are part of my daily diet. I have it for breakfast and dinner. I eat salads most days too.

  3. says

    Wow, you sure did make eating lettuce for breakfast look awesome! The oatmeal in the lettuce bowl is absolutely gorgeous, just love the vibrant purple.

    I’ve never tried delicata squash before but it just moved to the top of my must try now list! I just bought a carnival squash to try over the weekend so we’ll see how that turns out. Didn’t know that you could eat the skin of the delicata, how cool because I hate peeling butternut squash, great tip!

  4. vegantester says

    those passionfruit may have been tart because they weren’t ripe enough – judging from the photo, the skin looks very smooth – ripe passionfruit usually have a very wrinkly skin, they *look* like they’ve rotted but actually they’re at their perfect ripeness.

  5. Laura S. says

    I can’t believe Dr. F’s Holiday Challenge starts Monday. I guess that means it’s 6 weeks until the new year…wow, time flies! I haven’t ever been a member on his site but now just might be the perfect time to join. Thanks for letting us know, Carrie!

  6. Elliana says

    OMG, the oatmeal is sooooooo pretty. I am weirdly obsessed with purple color on food. Eggplants, purple sweet potato, etc….I am def gonna try this recipe. Thanks for sharing Carrie. 😀

  7. shoshannah says

    I eat the skin of butternut squash and most others too like acorn squash. If they are fresh it is usually not too thick or chewy for me. I think it might be a mental thing just thinking the skin is inedible but it is really just fine and tasty. I But that’s just me, I’m weird and too lazy to peel. I have tried delicata too and they are delish!
    Can’t wait to see you my beautiful friend! I hope you’ll make me some of your yummy recipes. xxx

  8. bee says

    What brand and type of tempeh do u use and how dobu make it? Ive never had it beforr but want to try it!

    The only squash I can find are butternut and acorn….id love to try kanocha and the other ones u picture

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