Sorry Guys: No Oatmeal or Green Monsters

Alright, so I caved in. Just this once. I believe in giving (most) things a try at least once just to see the results and reevaluate.

Hence, this week I’m doing a “What I Ate Wednesday” Post (though I actually ate this stuff on Sunday). I’m usually against posting my entire day’s eats because I don’t want people making assumptions or comparisons, but whatever…I might have had a self made protein monster of a salad for lunch but believe me on those days my dinner and dessert more than make up for it.

I am not…how you say…a skimpy eater in the least.

Peas & Crayons patented What I Ate Wednesday


Yeah, I’m a super patriotic Finn: How you liking the matching Marimekko bowls and one of my many Iitala coffee mugs?Self-explanatory breakfast staples. The 2% Greek and Kefir change depending on which brand is on sale- the fruit changes as well depending on the season and how few berries are left in the fridgeIt’s nothing fancy. And takes on average four minutes to put together. I usually race the coffeemaker to have it finished BEFORE the Cuisinart beep goes offLUNCH:A combination of leftovers to create a Hugh Jass salad: Organic herb mix, roma tomato, Whole Foods antipasti (balsamic cippolini onions, marinated mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic), balsamic rosemary grilled chicken, LOTS of artichokes and mushrooms, lemon juice, chili flakes, olive oil, balsamic, garlic aioli mustard sauceI only eat salads if they’re BEASTLY. And I know there is no bread or whatnot but they only bread in my fridge is pita bread and I don’t think you understand how much of that I already consume.


Headed over to Fairfax for some Indian food at Cafe Lotus with Marta…yup I never get sick of Desi food:Chicken Harbara: Boneless tandoori-grilled chicken with cilantro-mint chutney, sizzling onions, and capsicumChicken Tikka Masala: Saucy and spicyRaita (thinned yoghurt) with the delicious pungent flavour of cumin seeds and shredded cucumbers. Reminded me of the raita in IndiaGarlic Naan: Eat some or stay away…no seriously, I’m not jokingButtered roti!

Yeah I ate half of everything pictured above…except the raita, I ate all of that because we all know how obsessed I am with yoghurt. Oh, but I didn’t eat the capsicum in the Chicken Harbara because I’m allergic and that may have been an unpleasant experience. Cafe Lotus is delicious though, and some of the best (and most authentic Indian food in Marin for sure)Cafe Lotus on Urbanspoon


And of course, since my birthday was just this past Friday, this is a consistent dessert theme for the entire week (and until the last of it has been consumed by yours truly):My mama’s chocolate oreo cheesecake with a side of Fage and berries for an added zing of creaminess (and some protein to make this a very wholesome fourth meal)!

What’s your favourite Indian dish?

What are your salad fixings?


28 thoughts on “Sorry Guys: No Oatmeal or Green Monsters

  1. Believe it or not, I’m not a fan of Indian food…despite being a native ha! There are a few items which I do enjoy but overall, it’s one cuisine I could easily do without. Salads, however, they’re another story- the more toppings the better! Yours is totally up my alley, as is that dessert ;)!

  2. This is the best version of WIAW I’ve seen yet. Indian food!? YES.

    I actually have never had real Indian food, let alone been to an Indian restaurant. This will change when you invite me over to celebrate the next WIAW with you? Yes?

    1. Yes yes yes of course ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ve never had Indian food? It’s AMAZING and so flavourful, you should try it, or you can come visit me and we’ll try it together

  3. oh my oh my the chicken tikka masalla .. how did you make it would be great to know ๐Ÿ™‚

    fooooooooooooooooodddddddddd yummmmyyyyyyyyyyy

  4. I haven’t had many Indian dishes, but I’ve liked the vegetarian one’s I’ve tried!

    My salads are usually either topped with hummus or avocado, but I did just discover a raspberry dressing that I like a lot!

  5. I love Kashi, I ALWAYs have it for breakfast!
    I’ve never actually had Indian food! I should try some, but I just haven’t gotten around to it I guess. lol.
    I love salads with a ton of vegtables!! Sunflower seeds are yummy in them too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Looks delicious! I like naan and curry, and my salad fixings are varied as long as they’re tasty and fantastic! I’m definitely *not* a ‘throw some veg in a bowl and a little dressing’ kind of gal ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hmm…Maybe I’ll make a WIAW one of these days. If I can remember to photograph everything I eat, rather than being a bum and whipping out the cam once or twice a day. ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. Mmmm, Mr Hugh Jass looks “hugely” delicious! I haven’t tried that whole foods antipasti but it sounds good, next time I will have to pick up!

    1. like bell peppers? ughhhh i can’t stand raw bell peppers…well i’m allergic to green bell peppers so I’ll never have that, but the raw red and yellow ones- I’ll pass ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. OMG! I love indian food!! My FAV dishes are Chana Masala, Aloo Globi and the pakoras ๐Ÿ™‚ SWOON!

    My salads are always avocado, carrots, sugar snap peas, cucumber and lotsa greens!!!


  9. I think my breakfast and lunch staple meals are the same as yours. Nothing beats a yogurt/cereal combination in my opinion! [Although lately I’ve been obsessed with pancakes…no telling why!]

    I used to go through phases of posting daily “eats” and then stop and only do recipes…I find that I just like to stick to a theme of randomly collected food photos to keep myself interested—and I don’t really eat very cool things most days. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. hellll yeah greek yogurt and kefir! and PUFFFFFINS. i threw away my dollar off coupon ๐Ÿ˜ฆ waaaaaah. I love your indian food posts too. they make my stomach growl everytime. garlic naan? yes puhlease! oh, and oreo chocolate cheesecake ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Thank you Sara for including Cafe Lotus in this entertaining blog post! Cafe Lotus is proud to be the first organic Indian Cafe in the San Francisco Bay and the best little Indian restaurant in the middle of Marin County. Next time you are in Fairfax craving some tasty Indian food please stop by and say hello. And happy blogging!
    Surinder Sroa, Owner

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