Hey hey my food lovin’ friends!
Are you guys ready to party with Jenn and all the other cool kids?
Well I hope so because I’ve got a new twist on it this week…
What I Instagrammed Wednesday!
For those of you who don’t know about Instagram, it’s a free photo sharing app for the iPhone
and I’m totally addicted!
Breakfast: Oats with peanut flour, maple extract, Baker’s chocolate, and some more of my travel loot…honey roasted peanuts!
And of course, what would breakfast be without the “usual suspects”?
Snack: New-to-me protein energy bar
I swear this thing tasted like dessert!
A low in sugar dessert with a protein PUNCH!
Lunch: Honey Curried Chicken Salad on whole wheat bread with romaine and cukes
One of the best chicken salads I’ve ever tasted!
Recipe coming soon!
Where’s My Cabana Boy Recovery Shake:
- 6 ounces cold water
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (or 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground ginger)
- 1 Tablespoon coconut flour
- 4-5 ice cubes
And then I got ready for a night out
A friend of mine and I decided to go out for a game of bowling…
I had high hopes in the first game…yeah, “You Loser” would be me…and that strike would be a first of many granny-bowl mini victories!
Second game: Check out those spares!
Sadly, in the third and final game, granny got tired while he got his second win…
THREE strikes?! Are you kidding me?
Even sadder (more sad?) was his choice in victory dinner…
I’m sure you can recognize this combo: House salad and Minestrone
Yep, of all the places in Clarksville, he chose Olive Garden!
The victory meal itself: The Seafood Brodetto
Scallops, shrimp and delicate tilapia with spinach and mushrooms simmered in a light white wine and marinara-saffron broth. Served with toasted ciabatta bread <- Yeah, believe me, not as fancy as it sounds!
The (only) highlight of the meal:
C’mon, who can turn down an Andes?
Do you like to bowl? If so, what’s your highest score?
I think my highest was around 140 or so…but I’m thinking of improving that someday…I just need to rent a couple of kids so I can score those bumper guards! 😉
What’s the best thing you ate today?
SO COOL!! the pics look awesome!… YES i love to bowl.. i suck
I used to love bowling as a kid – I pretty much suck at it though, my 4 year old cousin beat the whole family once, haha. Yummy eats too! x
Haha! There was this little boy next to us that was hilarious to watch…his ball took like 2 minutes just to make it down to the pins! One time, he actually got a spare and I thought he was going to explode! Too cute!
Im with you. OG SUCKS.
I suck at bowling haha, probably 110 is my highest.
Instagram is amazing, although I’m going to have to have an intervention on my boyfriend soon because he is beyond obsessed. Hipstamatic is a good app too, you have to pay but the effects are really good.
That chicken salad looks amazing, did you make it?
Hmm, haven’t heard to hipstamatic…might have to take a look into it. I love playing around with photo effects…hmm, now that I think about how much time I lose playing on picnik.com, maybe that’s not such a good idea! Haha!
Yep, the chicken salad is one of my newest recipe creations. I’ll be posting about it later in the week!
Before I forget, Andes Mints are the damn BEST! When I was younger, my aunt was a flight attendant for US Airways and they would give those to passengers on the plane, so she would always take a ton and bring them for my sisters and I ! I looooooove them, loved her for doing that! ha!
I love your smoothie, it makes me feel like I should be on a beach right now, in reality, Im in a house full of damn boxes everywhere, its a disaster ! : p
no one should ever turn down an Andes. Its illegal! nice bowling shoes, very stylish and vintage. haha.
Haha! Soooo glad you approve Miss Lindsay! 😉
haha…worst bowler ever right here! always fun though once you realize you’re with a group that is only slightly more talented at hurling a ball down a lane. can all laugh at each other 😛
your honey curried chicken salad sounds so good! curious about how you made it :]
best thing i’ve had…well…it’s early and i’ve only had breakfast so far…but seeing as how that’s usually my favorite anyway, i’m going with that – banana bread and a banana with peanut butter 🙂
I freaking love honey roasted peanuts!
OMG I’m the worst bowler ever!!!
WOOOAH now giant date!!
is this “friend” really just a “friend” or is he a “mannnnnnnnfriend!” 😉 oh god, I’m so presumptuous! anyhow.. it sounds like a fabulous night out, despite his less than stellar food preferences.
p.s. I’m curious how you incorporated the PF in to your oats. I’ve been trying all different combos but am not sure how much to add or if I should add it as the powder or as a PF sauce (mixed with milk and stevia). Clearly, I’m really stressed out about peanut flour 😉
love you, KMB!
Sorry to disappoint m’dear, but this “friend” is just a friend, but I love you and your presumptuousness! 😉
I usually do 1/2 cup oats + 1 cup of water, microwaved, add 1/4 cup peanut flour and then stir the bloody hell out of it until all the clumps break up (the only downside to peanut flour is the clumpiness)! I also like to add it into Greek yogurt or cottage cheese too. Ohhh, or on top of cereal bowls…there’s nothing like spooning up a bit of gloopy peanutty goodness mixed into your favorite cereal! 🙂
Looks like some good eatin’! That date looks huge! Out of all the places.. Olive Garden, huh? I’m sorry you had to endure that haha
I suck at bowling but it is so much fun! I never keep track of my score but I know it has never been good.
It WAS huge! I have a confession: I dig through the container of dates in search for the biggest one I can find! 😉
I keep seeing peanut flour all over blog world! I NEED to get some really really soon! 🙂 Your breakfast looks delish!
Maybe it’s bad but I absolutely love the salad (dressing) at olive garden. I go and eat approximately 5 bowls. O.o
Haha so I would not be disappointed. Although I am ALL about the salad and breadsticks, not much on the entrees they serve.
Haha! The dressing actually IS pretty good! It tastes so good with those peppers they put in the salad!
You had me at peanut butter + maple. (Add a little coconut and you’ve got my current flavor obsession.)
Ahhh, you just inspired tomorrow’s breakfast!
Hahaha I’m an AWFUL Bowler. Like really terrible.
But I’m obsessed with instagram. Actually, I think the man-friend is even more obsessed than I am. He doesn’t have it on his phone so every 10 minutes he’s like “let me see your phone! I want to instagram that!” hahaha
Haha! I thought I noticed a recent increase in your uploads! 😉 You two are so cute!
Bowling is one of those sports I’m horrible at (no really– horrible) and yet I still like it. What sport can you turn down that you can still eat nachos and beer between rounds? I think not!
Haha! I like the way you think Kate!
im a terrible bowler! i always have to use bumpers! lol 🙂
I love to bowl, but I suck at it. The eats look good, thanks so much sharing and I love the instagram twist on it.
HEY this looks familiar! 😉
My parents always choose to eat at Olive Garden… Blech! What a waste of a meal!! I try to avoid chains 99% of the time, but sometimes when its someone else’s turn to choose (ie their bday/lost a bet!) ya just gotta suck it up.
I’m the same…I rarely EVER eat at chain restaurants! If I’m going to PAY for food, it better be good and it better be something that’s different/special (ie, something I can’t make myself!)
ohhhh I love you! haha
First of all- loving the oat bowl. Who can say no to oats. I need to get up on my toppings. Do you mix them in or eat them off the top?
secondly that bar looks good. Need to eat bars.
thirdly I suck at bowling but I love it. I once tried to bowl a flat 0 but it gave me an automatic 1. Another time I bowled into the other lane and got a strike for some other player. haha.
ooooh stories of that.
best thing I ate today? Well my kabocha had potential but it was watery for some reason. mehhh
Oh my gosh, I literally laughed out loud at this! You got a strike in another lane?! That is awesome in so many ways! Haha!
I’m a dedicated oatmeal mixer…no matter how good it looks for the pictures, it always ends up looking like brown goop when I’m ready to eat!
Instagram is totally addicting and wonderful! If I’m not playing around with my own pictures, I’m browsing some of the amazing ones that others come up with. I really need to stop letting myself be so easily distractible…
And I used to love bowling a lot. Err… at least when it came to goofing around. I don’t think I’ve ever played a game seriously, but it’s a great way to spend a night out for sure 😀
I know what you mean…I granny-bowled half the frames! Haha!
What’s your username on Instagram? I’ll look you up!
Fact: My boyfriend is a HUGE bowler. I’m talking owns his own rolling bowling bag, 4 balls and is in a serious weekly bowling league. It’s embarrassing. He bowled his first 300 last year! I hate going bowling with him because I pretty much just try to throw it down the middle every time and he insists on coaching me.
Instagram did your eats good 🙂
Oh wow…big time! I don’t think I could bowl even a 200 if my life depended on it! I can see how bowling with a “pro” could be a bit frustrating…kinda takes the fun out of it! 🙁
Love all your photos! All your food looks amazing! I want to know where to get that power crunch bar. I love bars with low sugar and high protein = win
I’m a TERRIBLE bowler. I usually stick to a 6lbs ball. Pathetic
Haha! Aww, a baby ball! 😉
I got the power crunch bar at Walmart actually…98 cents! Score!
Best WIAW!!!! Love the instagram and everything sounds soooo good. Well, besides Olive Garden. Their food looks straight up nasty to me even in commercials. I always tell Peter “if it doesn’t even look irresistible in commercials then you know it can’t be good”.
Oh my gosh I am the WORST bowler! I am rather impressed with your score of 140, I think my highest is maybe 90? Ugh sad but true haha
I am loving all of your food pics…you make Olive Garden look decent! 🙂
Your pictures look so neat! and I cannot wait until you post the recipe for the chicken salad because that looks so delicious!
I’m HORRIBLE at bowling, but I love doing it because it’s fun to laugh at myself 🙂 That energy bar really looks like a candy bar…I wanna try it!
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