Tuesday, September 11, 2012

All in a day's work...WIAW #2

Today is an abnormal What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) since it's between 2 work nights for me (worked Tuesday night and work tonight).  I also had a breakfast gathering with coworkers right after work...so here is my day...work and all (starting at 2 am!). 

(FYI...It's now 9 a.m. and I'm heading for bed but I know what I'm eating all day and what I've already had...since I'm a super planner...so here is my day so far and what it will soon be!)

My first "meal" of the 24 hour period was a snack at 2 am.  A Van's waffle topped again with Powercakes chia jam (I made a bunch the other day and am semi obsessed with it!).

Breakfast was had at my favorite AM eatery...Snooze.

It's a common hangout for the nightshift crew...and if I don't get some of their fab gluten free pancakes I for sure get their tofu scramble with soyrizo and veggies (I pass the bread off to friends). I also split the "Donuts and Coffee" gluten free pancake...clearly not vegan but with a coffee flavored maple syrup I couldn't pass up some of the deliciousness!  It's what I was craving this morning...so it's what I had!

Now that I'm it's officially time for a shower and bed!  Night world!!

I'll be up at 5 pm to get ready for another night with the best coworkers ever!!

The rest of my meals are premade so I can eat something yummy before I head out the door tonight (yes, I eat very often).  Stuffed portabella mushrooms are a fav of mine and one of the first recipes I created when I went vegan...I now have them perfected!

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

by Jaclyn Trosper
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 20 min

Ingredients (6 mushroom caps)
  • 6 portabella mushrooms caps (cleaned)
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • 1 cup quinoa (I used red and white)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cubes vegan boullion
  • 12 oz fresh basil
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • 10 cloves garlic, peeled (you can use more or less depending on your love of garlic!)
  • 1/2 C raw almonds
  • 1/2 C nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh groud pepper
  • 1 C raw green (kale, chard, spinach, etc)
  • 6 slices daiya mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Clean mushrooms by breaking off stem and scooping out inside. Brush inside of mushroom with olive oil and place on baking sheet. Bake mushrooms for 10 min. Cook quinoa according to package directions or in a rice cooker (2:1 ratio of water to quinoa). Add vegan boullion to water to flavor.
Meanwhile blend remaining ingredients in a high power blender or in food processor. Scoop blended pesto into cooked mushroom caps and place slice of daiya cheese on top.
Bake for another 20 min until bubbly.
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I'll grab some coffee at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on my way to work (I'm feeling the Amaretto Soy Latte)...

Then the rest of my meals are packed in my large cooler...I have some coconut yogurt for a snack usually around 8 pm (with granola and figs of course)...

My fabulous 2nd dinner (which I always eat at 11pm) was premade the other day (also when I took the picture)...and boy will it be even better after a day in the fridge!  The entire recipe was from Scott Jurek's book Eat and Run...it is an amazing, inspiring book that I will definitely be talking about in the next few months once my own ultra training ramps up again (plus it also has great recipes).  So here it is!  Tempeh with a side of cabbage salad and a miso/thai dressing.

And that's all there will be for my day!  Phew...it's gonna fuel me through the next few busy days (and a bike workout tomorrow morning!)...but so full of yumminess!  Hope you enjoyed it cause I know I will!





  1. I love Vans waffles! Really wish we had them here in Germany!

    1. Oh how sad that they don't! They are sooo darn amazing...gluten free AND vegan!

  2. You just reminded me I have cabbage in the fridge! Love these eats - you managed such great stuff on a crazy schedule. :)

    1. Thanks! You are a great inspiration! And I highly recommend that salad...Mr. Jurek knows what he is talking about for sure!