Aug 27


Another What I Ate Wednesday, Erika style—what I actually ate on this actual Wednesday which is actually today.


I was just thinking about how all my food pictures from today are really not exciting at all and was contemplating posting this or not. I didn’t do a whole lot of cookin, creating, or pretty plating.

But I guess that’s what you get with a WIAW Erika style—rather than highlighting my prettiest, most thought out dishes from the week before, you get just a plain ole day of Wednesday eats, exciting or not.


Same oats as these (<—click there for recipe), but without the berries. My breakfast for the last few weeks—every. single. day.

As much as I love seeing other bloggers delicious and beautiful meals, it’s important to realize that a lot of things you see on blogs (yes, even mine) are highlights. No one has time to garnish every meal and let’s be honest, paper plates save everyone a whole lot of dish washing sanity.


Packet of tuna and some corn on the cob. I could eat corn on the cob with every meal.

Sometimes I eat tuna straight from the packet. Glamorous, no—but it gets the job done.


Mixed berry smoothie from a little coffee shop.

The foods I post here on the blog and over on Instagram aren’t an all inclusive diary of my everyday eats, mostly just my real good looking ones that I put a little time into creating.


Watermelon Chobani. LOVE this flavor. Yay for 2%!

So I decided that even though I didn’t eat the most exciting food today, it’s good to realize that not everyone realistically eats the most exciting meals all day, every day.

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Sushi! Plus one more unpictured plate.

And sometimes I can’t even take a good picture of sushi.





Aug 14

Scenes From Last Week

And by “Scenes from last week,” I mean, “Here, look at some pictures of food I ate recently.”


I tried out a new restaurant with Alex and his grandma called La Provence. I ordered pear French toast with candied walnuts and bleu cheese…it was lunchtime but the bleu cheese makes getting French toast totally justifiable, right? Right. As soon as the food came out, Alex made sure to let me get a picture of everything and said to his grandma (also known as Nama), “Welcome to my life.” At least he’s accepting of it, yeah?

I think Nama secretly loves it because she always make sure I can take pictures of food before it’s eaten. Example: later in the week, Alex’s family had a get together and she made a fruit pizza—& she ensured I took a picture.


Sugar cookie + cream cheese + fruit = yes, puhleease.

Before Nama fattened us up with fruit pizza and brownies, we had some good ole’ summer BBQ food.


I was really excited about the different wiener options.


Another dinner from Alex’s family—sliders! I’d eat dinner there every day if I could. PS-if you haven’t tried putting onion rings on your burger yet, you’re really missing out on life.


On my way to work an 11 hour shift one day, I stopped into a little coffee shop (that brews Stumptown coffee!! The best.) for an almond milk latte. Amongst small talk with the barista came up that I was on my way to work a double, so he offered me an extra shot for free. He offered me this as I was signing the receipt, so naturally I tipped more than I typically (TIPically..ha) would….and more than an extra shot would have cost….likely his plan all along. I’m onto you, dude. However, that act of kindness basically made my whole day. Oh, and it was clearly the prettiest almond milk latte in the history of the universe.


I had Panera for the first time. That salad was amazing and the bread on my half sandwich was even amazing-er.


Woah. Tastes like cinnamon toast crunch.


Paired some of those chips with a warmed choco chunk Quest bar topped with PB and dark choco chips….and then died & went to dessert heaven.


Brought Alex lunch to his work…I’m always worried about bringing him enough food and then end up realized I packed a feast. Check out that sandwich!


Wanted to take my workout outside so I drove to a nearby track which ended up being closed for the summer. I winged it and walked behind a soccer field right by it and got in some circuits. I EVEN RAN A LITTLE BIT. I never run. This is huge. Mind you, most of the running was triggered by bees…but nonetheless, I RAN!


I refueled after my outdoor workout with this green smoothie:

  • Frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 packet Designer Whey mixed berry protein to go
  • 1/2 container watermelon Chobani
  • 1 raw egg white (if you aren’t afraid of eating raw cookie dough, don’t be afraid of putting raw egg whites in your smoothies. You can’t taste it at all, f’real.
  • A freaky amount of spinach
  • Water
  • A generous dash of love

All blended up in Linda The Vitamix! Love that gal.

And to leave off, a little blurb off the side of my New Seasons bag that reminds me how much I love Oregon.




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