WIAW…Favourite foods

by Jemma Andrew-Adiamah on March 14, 2012


Hey hey!  Another Wednesday has come around again and it means that it’s time to share some foodie goodness with y’all!

Peas and Crayons

A little while ago I posted about my favourite ways to eat certain foods in this WIAW post.  Since I’m still hibernating in Oxford I haven’t really taken that many pictures of my meals so I thought it might be nice to share with you some of my current foods to eat at meal times for a spin on things.



My current favourite breakfasts has to be smoothies made using lots of frozen berries.  I really enjoy the creamy thickness that the frozen fruit gives the smoothie.  Also stocking up on frozen berries in particular can be much cheaper than buying fresh berries as you get way more in the bags and they are often on some kind of deal in the supermarket.


This particular smoothie was made using mango, frozen mixed berries, a banana, rice milk and water and topped with coconut butter and spelt rice puffs…so good!


IMG_1761For lunches I have been crazy about my salads, although this is nothing new.  I just love how quick and easy they are and you can go crazy with the toppings.


On Saturday I took took a salad to work with me which contained mixed salad leaves, cucumber, gungo beans, roasted squash that I dug out from the freezer, dried mixed berries, cashew nuts, and chilli mixed seeds.  I made simple dressing using the strawberry balsamic vinegar that I got in my Secret Santa.  A whole mix of randomness but it tasted really lovely.


Sometimes I do like to mix things up I have been taking The Food Doctor pitta pockets to work, soup or even a good ol’ veggie snack plate with a huge serving of hummus for dipping.


IMG_1762At the moment I am addicted to making up my own snacks using dried fruits and nuts for snacks in the afternoon.  My current favourites to mix up are salted almonds, dried mixed berries including cherries, dried mango pieces, prunes and dates.


IMG_1778 For dinner I have been craving mega stir fries full of veggies, seeds and nuts.  For most part they are quick to make after work and again very versatile like salads.

IMG_1776This stir fry is one of my favourites as it included one of my new favourite foods, kelp noodles.  The texture is a little weird first, especially if you don’t soak them in boiling hot water but now I’m addicted.  This particular stir fry included broccoli, sweet potato, edamame beans, red pepper, mushrooms and cashew nuts in a sauce made from ginger, garlic, chilli, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil.  I’m a huge fan of a huge plate of veggies.


IMG_1764Dessert snack plates of chopped fruit with dried berries, chocolate and nut butter frozen berries in rice milk.  I also like just grabbing a few handfuls of chocolate covered sunflower seeds for dessert too…saves on the washing up, ha! :)

What are your current favourite foods to eat at breakfast, lunch and dinner?

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Emma Carter March 14, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Where are you hiding out Jemma? We could go for a walk! (i am not allowed to run at the moment!) I am keen to chat to you about your diet……

email me!


nicole marie story March 14, 2012 at 9:21 AM

I just tweeted about wanting a delicious salad recipe, so you have very nicely, in a roundabout fashion, answered my tweet! Your salad looks gorgeous, and I’m curious to learn of the recipe for your dressing. I’m a total “dressing from the bottle kind of gal,” but I know that I could probably do better making it on my own. Fab WIAW. Thank you for sharing. :)

Laura@keepinghealthygettingstylish March 14, 2012 at 10:23 AM

I love kelp noodles too but I prefer to keep them raw for all the nutritional benefits, I’m loving them with thick creamy nut butter sauces, so good! I’m having a thing for raw coconut flour mixed with water so its like a raw yoghurt too, great for breakfast!

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 14, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I think I am going to try the rest of my batch raw tonight for the nutritional benefits like you say and soak them in cold water and see how I prefer them. I need to did out my coconut flour just to try your yoghurt idea. :)

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 14, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Hello Nicole!!! Which salad is that you liked the look of? :)

Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count March 14, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Everything looks Delicious!!

Tamzin March 14, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Yum it all delicious!

Breakfast: smoothie or juice
Lunch: soup/quinoa & salad
Dinner: steamed veggies & tofu or any protein really : )

Turtle-speed Runner March 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM

I like the spin you’ve done on this :)
All your pictures are gorgeous.

Tayla March 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM

All your eats look so good!!!

Debbie March 14, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Ok the kelp noodles really intrigue me. Do you get them from a natural food store?

Tiff March 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM

I too have been loving frozen fruit lately. I’ve been putting a berry & cherry mix in my morning oats. (My fav part are the cherries!)

Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen March 14, 2012 at 6:10 PM

We are SO similar…except I never got into the smoothie-in-a-bowl thing…for some reason it doesn’t feel like eating, and I like to feel like I’ve eaten after a meal. [Intriguingly, I do not have this issue with soup.]

Sarah(everydaysapicnic) March 14, 2012 at 6:21 PM

The chocolate covered sunflower seeds sound amazing – I need to get my hands on those!

Rachel March 14, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Everything looks so mouth-watering! It’s funny how similar your daily eats are to mine… but yours look so much prettier!

Lauren (@poweredbypb) March 14, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Yummy eats! Fave breakfast is either green smoothies or oatmeal. Lunch either one of the previous or a mega salad, and dinner is probably squash/sweet potato and veggies or stir fry.

Errign March 14, 2012 at 8:12 PM

All of these photos are amazing!
Breakfast: current favorite is cereal. I don’t know why as it doesn’t keep me full for anything, but I’m loving it!
Lunch: Leftovers or snack plates with fruit veg cheese nuts crackers etc
Dinner: Roasted veg, grilled fish and brown rice! Yummmm

eatinglikeahorse March 14, 2012 at 9:43 PM

“I’m a huge fan of a huge plate of vegetables” Amen to that :-)
They’re always the way to go for dinner but for breakfast, I’m still deep in my rut of carrot cake porridge and blueberries, I can’t resist! Having said that, I’d be more than happy with any – or all – of what you’ve pictured here, it all looks so good!

The Quirky Kitchen March 14, 2012 at 10:23 PM

what do kelp noodles taste like? fishy?

LilyLipstick March 14, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Your smoothies look so good. I’m loving big salads for lunch at the moment and stir fries for dinner as they’re so quick and yummy. x

Kate March 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM

My favourite breakfast right now has to be porridge, in any which way. It’s the only thing that fills me up until lunchtime! I’m getting in the spring mood so I’m enjoying fresher lunches like pittas with salad, carrots, falafel & tzatziki. Yum!

Jessica March 15, 2012 at 12:34 AM

So much fresh produce, I love it!

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 15, 2012 at 11:18 AM

I do love my veggies! :D

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 15, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Actually they are pretty tasteless but soak up sauces making them yummy!

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 15, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Thanks! :D

leashieloo March 16, 2012 at 1:20 AM

I love the mason jars you use for your smoothies, I may have to invest in some for myself!

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 16, 2012 at 6:40 AM

It means that you can make bigger smoothies as they hold so much! :D

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 16, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Sounds delicious! :D

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 16, 2012 at 6:42 AM

I will respond to your latest email today- promise!

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 16, 2012 at 6:42 AM

Thank you!

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 16, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Thanks! :)

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 16, 2012 at 6:44 AM

They are awesome! You can get them on iHerb.com and other site called VivaPure where you can get 7% off your order using the code vp7. :D

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 16, 2012 at 6:44 AM

Love those cherries!

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 16, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Hehehe! I find them more satisfying from a bowl.

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 16, 2012 at 6:45 AM

They are super addictive!

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 16, 2012 at 6:45 AM

It’s all in the taste not how it looks! :D

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 16, 2012 at 6:46 AM

On a stir fry kick at the moment too. :D

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 16, 2012 at 6:47 AM

I’m such a cereal addicted at the moment, especially with fruit and nut butter.

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 16, 2012 at 6:47 AM

Thanks- and I love a huge plate of veggies! :D

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 16, 2012 at 6:48 AM

Exactly and so simple to make! :D

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 16, 2012 at 6:49 AM

Sounds like my kind of day of meals :D

Living, Learning, Eating March 17, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Everything looks amazing! I’ve always wanted to try making pita pocket sandwiches, because I think they’re so cute, but for some reason I never do!

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