What I’m Making and Eating

I enjoyed reading your responses to the running- weight maintenance post… it’s something we don’t talk about very often, but obviously, lots of women experience it!

For What I Ate Wednesday, I’m sharing some recent eats and projects.

This arrived yesterday…

Kombucha making supplies

I won a gift card to KombuchaKamp from Lindsay, and I’m so excited to finally have the push to make my own kombucha! I started my first batch yesterday… I’ll keep you posted on how it turns out.

As I was reading up on Kombucha making, I discovered it’s good for more than a happy gut, probiotics and another yummy fermented food.  It also has a profound impact on stress, calms asthma, IBS, eczema and is even beneficial for athletes to reduce inflammation and improve energy.  Who knew?

I also have a second fermentation experiment going on.  A friend gave me sourdough starter so now I have to keep it alive.  It’s another project I’ve been wanting to take on, so I hope I can remember to keep after it.

We’re halfway through the spring reset.  I cleaned up my diet a lot and have felt better cutting back on processed foods and dairy.  I haven’t been perfect- occasionally this baby asks for non-reset foods and I’m giving myself the okay to go with it.  But here are some of my better choices this past week:


Strawberry Protein Pancakes

Strawberry Protein Pancakes (used this recipe but subbed fresh strawberries)

Chia oatsOvernight Chia Oats


Mexican quinoaLeftover Mexican Quinoa with an egg

Quinoa saladLeftover quinoa with Trader Joe’s lentils, shredded carrots, tomato and avocado over greens for an easy salad


Tofu stir fryTofu Broccoli Stir Fry with Hard boiled eggs and Sprouts

Black bean mango tacosSweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

I should clarify that my appetite has been huge lately and the lunch and dinner photos are often serving one of at least 2, sometimes 3! 🙂 This baby is growing.

Plus lots of smoothies, nuts and nut butter, fruit, guacamole with veggies, stove popped popcorn, and whatever else I can find for snacks.

Have you ever made kombucha or sourdough? Any tips for me?

What’s your current favorite snack?

36 thoughts on “What I’m Making and Eating

  1. Yum! Your eats are amazing as usual. I can’t get enough quinoa these days. I made some broccoli/quinoa patties the other day that were fab.
    When I started drinking kombucha, I noticed an increased ‘feeling of wellbeing’ the next day. Not a great description but I drink it daily now. Can’t wait to see how the home brew turns out!
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  2. I kept a sourdough starter alive for the better part of last year, but then I got lazy and stopped using it and feeding it. I was making a lot of sourdough bread, pancakes, quick breads, etc. with it.
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  3. That is so cool you won! I am jealous! I am determined to get my hands on a Kombucha asap….I may go scouting for one today actually!

    Your eats look pretty darn good to me! Especially the sweet potato tacos 😉 You know why that is 🙂

    My favorite snack right now is my handful of everything trail mix from target! Yum!
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    • My friend shared some fresh pineapple with me last week and her tips for cutting it: don’t cut the top off until the end and use it for a handle while you cut. It was the first one I’d had in a couple of years and it was so juicy and sweet!
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  4. I started making my own kombucha a few weeks ago. The first batch turned out great, and I’m currently brewing my second. I’m sad that I’ll likely run out of it before #2 is ready, because it’s so good! I was super-nervous the first time, but it’s honestly not something to be afraid of. I made the mistake of storing it in the closet of a not-so-warm room, and that made brewing take FOREVER… It needs warmth and circulation, so I’ve learned to put it in a warmer room, in the open but out of direct sunlight. It did so much better once I moved it there. Can’t wait to hear how your first batch went! 🙂
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  5. I have had a sourdough starter going for the past few months, and it’s been fun. I feel much better about making fresh bread, even if it’s white flour, and giving it to the family than the white sandwich bread. My biggest tip is to really plan out the recipe. The breads that don’t use yeast (some recipes call for it to speed things along) have extra long rises. From start to finish, the breads can take a more than a day. It’s not hands on work, though, and it’s totally worth it! Come fall, I’m going to freeze the bread and give it as a gifts. OH – major tip: Buy flour in bulk.

    These are the recipes I’m making this week (and have made before):


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  6. I love making my own kombucha and sourdough, but it’s one of those things that, even though it only takes a couple of minutes, it can be hard to keep up with so many short tasks. I look forward to any sourdough recipes you have to share. Thanks for always sharing your food tips and knowledge- I always love reading!

  7. I’ve made kombucha, I will warn you that you have to ease into drinking it — it really is a detoxing drink and can upset your stomach if you drink too much too fast. My favorite flavoring was pomegranate juice. Least favorite was lemonade — too tart! I gave my scoby away right before I had my baby, I was tired of making so much and being the only one in the house that drank it, also I’ve read that detoxing while breastfeeding isn’t the greatest since the toxins can go into your milk. Anyway… I may start making it again sometime but I mostly drink water so I don’t miss it that much.
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  8. The overnight chia oats look yummy. I have never tried making Kombucha, unfortunately it upsets my stomach 🙁 I will be curious to read more about your experience wih making it though and the sourdough too!

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