What Other People Ate #2 (WIAW)

Just for the record, I have held off on doing a sequel to the original What Other People Ate that I posted in May. The main reason being that I was worried everyone would think I was being lazy and using other people’s gorgeous photography. Maybe I am being lazy. But I truly do just like sharing the love and linking to the often downright inspiring recipes of some of my fellow bloggers.

Today just feels like the right time for a second edition. As I shared in my post this past Friday, my life has been a little less than perfect lately with my never-ending stomach problems (I’m finding out the results hopefully tomorrow… although my mom and I have agreed that they will most likely come back normal). In addition my grandma’s recent surgery which you all so sweetly prayed for on Friday, as well as another tragedy this past weekend when my Great Uncle died.

I didn’t know him very well. Actually, to be honest, because he didn’t live extremely close, I don’t actually ever remember meeting him (although I’m sure I did when I was much younger). Still, a loss is a loss and I have been hearing from my mom all of the wonderful things that he did in life. He held a host of interesting jobs including being a well-recognized costume make-up artist and also an expert gardener who crossbred flowers to make up his own original species. I have thought of him more than once over the past few days and how admirable he was for following his passions and living life to the fullest.

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Enough sappy talk for now though- it’s time for another mash-up of Jessie’s Together Tuesdays and Jenn’s WIAW. Once again making the impossible possible as Tuesdays and Wednesdays collide!

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I present…

WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ATE (and what IΒ not soΒ secretly

wish I could be eating right now too) PART TWO:

Breakfast

Paleo Cookie Crisp Cereal from Real Sustenance

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Who else loved having an excuse to eat cookies for breakfast when they were younger?

Snack

Homemade Nut Cheese from The Fitnessista

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This recipe sounds like it would be absolutely perfect paired with some crispy crackers. This recipe is made even better by the fact that it’s dairy-free and vegan!

Lunch

Vegan Carrot “Hot Dogs” from Clean Eating Veggie Girl

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Seriously? How real do these “hot dogs” look? Amazing.

Snack

Basic Acai Bowl Blueprint from Bittersweet Blog

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Acai bowls are always just so pretty and I love the idea of having a basic blueprint recipe to be able to customize to your liking.

Dinner

Grilled Pesto Chicken and Tomato Kebabs from Skinny Taste

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Skinny Taste always has such simple and tasty recipes. This one is no different with a delicious and easy to make pesto sauce marinade.

Dessert

Almond Butter Banana Cookies from Civilized Caveman Cooking

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Another super simple recipe, these cake-like cookies are free of refined sugar and packed full of delicious, whole ingredients.

My last What Other People Ate post ended with me commenting that my eyes were drifting closed… Sadly not much has changed because before adding in the images tonight I took a short and unplanned 15 minute cat nap.

Whoops.

Hope you all have a great and productive Wednesday!

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Questions for you:

What recipes have you been eyeing this week?

Have you had any family members die that you weren’t very close to? How did you react?

Do you ever feel lazy when it comes to blogging?

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46 thoughts on “What Other People Ate #2 (WIAW)

  1. Ahhh I love chicken kebabs. So good. And I’m not a huge fan of cereal but even I would eat that cookie cereal haha.
    Sorry to hear about your recent sad events. Your great uncle sounded like an absolute ledgend. I can barely keep a simple plant alive let alone cross-breed!

    • Only a cookie hater could pass up that cereal! So what did you eat growing up for breakfast then? Oatmeal? πŸ˜‰ I admit that it wasn’t cereal everyday for me… there were poptarts, cream of wheat, toaster strudels, toast, cornbread, waffles, pancakes, etc. but I had cereal a good 50% of the time.

      He was actually pretty famous around our parts for his work with plants. Which I didn’t know about until recently sadly. I’ve never even seen any of the flowers that he worked on but maybe someday this summer I can have my mom show us around the garden center where he worked.

  2. Madison the nut cheese looks delicious and is that lavender on top? Cool. Hope you get good results from your tests. The problem with “normal” is you’re still having the issues and they can’t find out what’s causing it. Very frustrating. Good luck, sweetie.

    • I believe it’s lavender and lavender honey! It looks really good, doesn’t it?

      Yes. My “normal” is a little off I do believe. πŸ˜‰ Haha. But then again, so is everyone else’s πŸ™‚

  3. I just died. paleo cookie crisp? I don’t even want to admit how I used to throw a tantrum because my mom refused to buy that cereal for me.I used to be a cereal monster before I had celiac and all the surgery stuff was what I wanted more than anything. I am so sorry for your loss, your family is in my thoughts!

    • Same here before my wheat and rye allergies. I couldn’t keep my hands out of the darn cereal (I actually just typed cookie before that πŸ˜‰ ) box. I haven’t tried out making the cereal yet because I’m not sure I could get my dad to try it with almond milk. Lol.

  4. I’m sorry to hear about your uncle. 😦 Even if you didn’t know him very well, it’s still hard to lose a family member.
    This is such a good idea for a WIAW post! I’ve got to check out that cookie crisp cereal! I mean, cookies for breakfast?!
    Those banana almond butter cookies look wonderful too. What can I say? I love cookies! πŸ˜‰

  5. I’m sorry that you lost a family member! Due to excessive divorce in my extended family, I’ve had people who I’ve never met/don’t know pass away too. I always feel even sadder when I hear how fun they were and all the good they did. It’s so sad to learn that I missed an opportunity to know another beautiful soul. It’s weird, but I can totally understand the sadness even though you’re not sure why you’re particularly sad over someone you didn’t know. Just the fact that they’re from the family always makes it hard! I’m sending prayers and lovely thoughts your way (and your family’s!)

    • That’s sad to hear. I feel like I’ve missed out on meeting a really great person too. I didn’t even get to go to his funeral because I was out of state 😦

      Thanks so much for the thoughtful comment Katherine. I really appreciate it because it seems that you know exactly where I’m coming from.

  6. Aw, girl, I’m so sorry to hear about your family. I completely agree, a loss is a loss and it affects you whether you knew him or not. I haven’t had anyone close to me pass away since I was young, but Joe’s grandmother died a little bit ago, so we went the funeral and whatnot. I felt helpless since I didn’t know what to do/didn’t really know her, but I think just being there meant something to his family, and I would bet yours feels the same way ❀

    • I’ve been lucky that I haven’t had too many people close to me die. The only person that I can remember was my great grandmother. I remember attending a few funerals for people that I didn’t really know either and it was kind of awkward. I didn’t know what to do or say. But I guess even those who know the deceased don’t know how to act either. Thankfully it’s usually a somewhat foreign situation and it’s okay to not be used to it πŸ˜€

  7. *hugs* I’m sorry to hear about your uncle. I think that being a little upset over someone dying (even if you didn’t really know him) is a very natural reaction because it makes us question our own mortality and reminds us that we’re going to die someday, too.

    It makes me realize that I really should spend as much time as I can with the loved ones that I still have! When they pass, I don’t want to regret that.

  8. I’m sorry to hear about your loss. I know you didn’t know him as well, but that’s still tough. Sending my best ❀

    You don't sound "lazy" at all! I love the idea of sharing other people's recipes! I need to try an acai bowl. I'm seeing them everywhere!

  9. Wow – those carrot hot dogs really do look like ‘real’ hot dogs πŸ™‚ Almond Butter Banana Cookies also look really great. I love recipes that include some of my favorite foods πŸ™‚ And yes, I do feel lazy with my blog from time to time. I usually intend to post but the days pass so quickly and a week will have gone by without a posting. I need to get more productive with my posts!

  10. Holy carrot! Those fake hot dogs look amazing! I need to try those.
    I’m always lazy when it comes to blogging, but I don’t want to post if I don’t really have something interesting to tell. That’s why I only blog about once or twice per week.

  11. I don’t think you’re being lazy, I think this is a great idea.
    I also love linking to fellow bloggers, I think it’s an awesome thing to do.
    Oh, sweetie I’m so sorry to hear about your Great Uncle, I hope things start picking up for you, including your stomach issues. As you know, I’m currently dealing with a passing at the moment and it’s definitely one of the hardest things I’ve had to deal with. I almost don’t even know how to return to a normal routine from this. It’s rough that’s for sure.
    Your Great Uncle sounds like an amazing person, and I guess heaven needed another angel up there to watch upon your family. If you ever need to chat, shoot me an e-mail<3 Thinking about you right now.

    • Some weeks I just wish that I could have all of my posts include links to other bloggers. Sometimes I just feel so uninspired!

      I was so sorry to hear about your friend and I know it must still be difficult Lisa. You’re in my thoughts as well.

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