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Woowoo, WEDNESDAY is here! And today’s What I Ate Wednesday post features BACON. Homemade cinnamon rolls with grands biscuits No need for any intro, onto today’s WIAW eats.

The day started with a small strawberry mango spinach broccoli smoothie – I made a smoothie for B and FW and had a little glass for myself.


I ate breakfast at work – you can see the ugly smoothie in the background (it looked prettier in the Vitamix), along with my egg white brewer’s yeast oats. Cinnamon swirl pound cake recipe And a few nuts sprinkled on.

I was really craving fruit that morning, so I also jammed on pear and a cutie.

Lunch was this DELICIOUS giant bowl of veggies. Nothing bundt cake cinnamon swirl recipe Roasted purple Brussels sprouts, broccoli and sweet potato. Cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing recipe And some peas and a little bit of pork.

Again, more fruit – in the afternoon I had some cantaloupe and blood orange.

And more nuts! As I got home, I knew B was coming home late so I ate some honey roasted peanuts. Cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting recipe That and some peanut butter held me over until 8’ish when we had dinner.

Dinner was brinner! Egg whites, toast, avocado, bacon, tomato and spinach. Sticky cinnamon buns no yeast One of my AVORITE dinners ??

Happy Wednesday! I missed last week’s What I ate Wednesday because frankly, I was busy and tired. Homemade cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting It was one heck of a week and I’m glad it’s over but I’m already ready for Friday! Alas, it’s not Friday- so here are my WIAW eats from last Thursday.

The day started with a small smoothie and some BF egg white oats. Cinnamon rolls recipe in urdu The smoothie had BROCCOLI in it – yes, broccoli! You can see what’s going in it, below:

Lunch was DELICIOUS. Quick homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch We went out and I feasted on this truffle, mushroom, arugula pizza and a kale salad with oranges and goat cheese.

I was pretty full but had a snack before dinner of some homemade almond butter I made in the Vitamix.

Which held me over until dinner – egg whites! Egg whites, spinach, tomato and toast.

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This weekend, Melgar, one of my best friends in the world came to Cleveland for a quick visit and to meet FW. Quick easy homemade cinnamon rolls recipe We’ve been friends for 20 years, which just boggles my mind. Easy recipe for cinnamon roll icing 20 years is a long time!

They got in Thursday night so we started off our Friday with a workout and some brunch!

We spent our Friday with a little mini tour of Cleveland. Cinnamon bun recipe cream cheese icing A trip to the West Side Market, some girly activities and before we knew it, it was time to head home and make dinner. Homemade cinnamon roll icing without cream cheese We ended up making homemade pasta and ravioli for our first Friday of Lent – I thought it turned out so good! We made some tomato sauce and made a ricotta, mushroom, onion and spinach filling. Cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting recipe Next time I’d add some mozzarella and/or parmesan to the filling as well.

I also got a package in the mail – my newest order from Skirt Sports! I can’t wait to wear these outfits.

Saturday morning started with an amazing brunch at Le Petit Triangle Cafe in Ohio City. Recipe for cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting We ordered about 6 dishes between the 4 of us and ate it all.

During the afternoon, we checked out the West Side Market (again!), the Cleveland Bazaar and did a little more shopping – including buying some popcorn and peanut butter cookies downtown in the 5th Street Arcade.

For dinner, we ended up getting Indian food and again ordered a bazillion menu items. Icing recipe for cinnamon rolls without cream cheese It was SO good but I was SO FULL!

Sunday morning started off early when Melgar had to head back to the airport. Recipe for cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing With the whole day ahead of us, I started with a 6 mile run on the schedule. Cinnamon bun recipe without yeast While FW napped, I hopped on the treadmill and got in 6.33 total miles.

The rest of the afternoon was pretty lazy and productive. Cinnamon roll cream cheese frosting We stopped by an Open House (not interested!), did some meal prep and grocery shopping and caught up on work.

AND I played around with the Vitamix. Cinnamon roll cream cheese icing I made my first peanut butter green smoothie AND my first peanut butter in it!

The day ended with dinner with B’s family, like usual.FW was.able to get in some quality cousin time.

Happy Wednesday! I can’t decide if this week is flying by .. Best cinnamon roll icing without cream cheese or if it’s only Wednesday.

Today’s What I Ate Wednesday eats are from last Thursday. Cinnamon roll icing without powdered sugar It was a GREAT day because it’s the day I brought home my Vitamix! It was also a great day of eats, as I was wined and dined at the Vitamix store in Solon, Ohio. Best ever cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing I pretty much had a four-course Vitamix-made dinner!

The day started pretty typical. Cinnamon bun cream cheese icing Egg white oats with flaxseed and cinnamon and brewer’s yeast.

I had a lunch meeting to go to, so I was able to have a pretty good lunch. Quick cinnamon roll recipe bisquick Fish, salad, pita chips, hummus and veggies.

And then it was time for the glorious Vitamix evening. Quick and easy cinnamon roll recipe without yeast We started off with some frose. Glaze for cinnamon rolls without cream cheese It was delicious – I don’t even remember all that was in it but it was dangerous. How to make icing for cinnamon rolls without cream cheese Gin, bitters, wine? Oh yea, and almond milk!

They had the most gorgeous assortment of cheese and veggies and dips.

And we also were treated to black bean quinoa sliders with an avocado dipping sauce. Icing for cinnamon buns no cream cheese Not only was the sauce made in the blender, but also the burgers!

Said chocolate mousse. And strawberry “not” ice cream – it was strawberries, yogurt and vanilla! (the empty cup is behind the mousse)

And that was about it. Icing for cinnamon rolls cream cheese It was so good! And since I was able to go home with my very own new Vitamix Ascent Series blender, I can’t wait to make so many of these things!!

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walking with a new baby (look how little FW is!) and smoothies – waay too often during my leave ??

But for the sake of my wallet, I’ve had to curb my habit, as the $9 smoothie a day doesn’t realllllly fit within the whole “let’s save up money and buy a house some day and oh yeah we have a kid who needs to get educated” plan.

BUT – I have big news. Frosting for cinnamon rolls without cream cheese I am now the proud owner of the NEW VITAMIX ASCENT SERIES! I was invited to the Vitamix Store in Solon, Ohio this week to try out some Vitamix-made food and drinks, as well as take home my own new blender!

Michelle and Adam told us about Vitamix. Cinnamon roll icing without milk First, it’s a local Cleveland-based company AND they source all their parts locally. Cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing recipe Oh yeah, they’re also family owned and operated, which is pretty cool.

They spoiled us with some delicious food and beverages. Cinnamon roll glaze without milk I honestly had no idea I could make so much in a blender. Homemade cinnamon rolls cream cheese icing We started off with some frose. Cinnamon rolls cream cheese frosting recipe This drink was too good – I could have had 10 of them. Cinnamon roll icing without confectioners sugar It may become my go-to summer drink.

They also had some great appetizers, veggies and crudite. Homemade cinnamon roll glaze With dips of course made by the Vitamix. Cinnamon roll recipe no yeast no buttermilk And a veggie burger, strawberry “ice cream” and chocolate butterscotch mousse – also made in the blender!

Chef Adam makes a healthy dessert with the new @Vitamix Ascent Series – 1.5 cup yogurt and 1.5 lb frozen strawberries! #vitamixstore #ad

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I also learned some things that blew my mind. Quick easy cinnamon roll recipe without yeast For example, did you know that you can make your own powdered sugar? It’s just sugar blended! That’s right – they blended sugar in the Vitamix and made powdered sugar! Also, you can make your own cornmeal. Quick homemade cinnamon roll recipe It’s just popping corn (not popped :)) blended.

It was so great to learn more about Vitamix, get spoiled by the delicious food and drink and get one of the Ascent series of my very own!!

For those of you new to Vitamix, the Ascent Series is basically the Cadillac of blenders. Quick cinnamon roll recipe no yeast Not only is it a sexy looking blender (never thought I’d utter those words), but it also has some cool features like a built-in timer, wireless technology and a variety of containers you can use. Easy cinnamon rolls recipe from scratch (Oh, and they let me in on a secret – the Vitamix Store will be having a two-day sale on March 3rd and 4th!)

I can NOT wait to test it out. Easy homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast I’m going to make smoothies and baby food to start. Easy cinnamon rolls from scratch Some questions for you:

Disclosure: I was invited to attend the Vitamix event and was provided with a Vitamix goodie bag, which includes my own Vitamix Ascent Series blender. Cinnamon roll recipe without yeast or milk All opinions are my own.

Today’s WIAW features some eats from last week. Cinnamon rolls recipe without yeast and eggs The day started with my usual egg whites, oats, flaxseed and brewers yeast bowl. Easy cinnamon roll recipe bisquick Especially since being sick, I’m trying to have this and any foods to up my milk supply.

For lunch, we had plans as an office to go out for Cleveland Restaurant Week, where you get 3 course meals for a special price. Easy cinnamon roll recipe puff pastry We had plans to go to The District. Homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast or buttermilk The meal started out okay – I started with a Greek salad and a pretty delicious (unpictured) roll.

It went downhill from there. How to make cinnamon roll icing without powdered sugar We waited nearly an hour, and our food hadn’t come out. Cinnamon roll frosting without powdered sugar We eventually had to ask for our food to be boxed up to go, because we all had to return to the office for meetings, etc. Cinnamon roll icing powdered sugar But they hadn’t made our food yet! They eventually brought our lunches out – minus the third course ?? so no dessert for me.

When I got back to the office, I was looking forward to my chicken and hummus wrap. Make cinnamon roll icing without powdered sugar I ate about half of it and then nearly choked – there was A BONE IN MY WRAP. How to make cinnamon roll icing with powdered sugar I opened up the sandwich and found several small pieces of bone inside. Cinnamon roll recipe pillsbury biscuits Blah. Healthy cinnamon rolls recipe Lunch FAIL.

After that, I was happy to meet B for a beer after work. Apple cinnamon rolls recipe no yeast We grabbed beers in Tremont before getting Vietnamese food for dinner.

B and I ordered our go-tos when we want something semi-light and healthy. Healthy cinnamon roll recipe without yeast Cabbage salads and spring rolls!

And since I didn’t have dessert for lunch (not that that would’ve stopped me), I had some chocolate, cookies and ice cream! I had some Hershey kisses, Thin Mints and mint chip Halo Top.

YUM! A great end to a not-the-best food day. Easy homemade cinnamon roll recipe without yeast Questions for you for this WIAW (hosted by Sprint 2 the Table!):

Happy What I Ate Wednesday! Last week, B, FW and I were in Atlanta for a little vacation. Cinnamon roll recipe no yeast We enjoyed some good southern food, local beer and plenty of cornbread (yet not nearly enough .. Quick and easy homemade cinnamon rolls recipe I think I may have a cornbread addiction). Quick and easy cinnamon bun recipe no yeast So for today’s WIAW, instead of just one day, here’s a sample of some of the great food I had on our trip.

The trip started out with a quick stop in Asheville where I had some of the best French toast ever … but I also bought this candy to keep me company in Atlanta.

We of course had to have some fried green tomatoes. Quick and easy cinnamon roll recipe These had goat cheese fried with them!

One place we went to had an ALL YOU CAN EAT PIE BAR. Quick cinnamon roll icing recipe (video below)

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At the World of Coca-Cola, I sampled 100 flavors of soda and other Coke products from around the world!

I also had some great Middle Eastern food one night. Best cinnamon roll recipe ever This was the chicken shawarma platter.

Another night was bar food. Best cinnamon roll recipe no yeast This BLT with avocado and mozzarella was also great.

We also had to try an Atlanta institution- The Varsity. Best cinnamon roll recipe cinnabon They’re known for their hot dogs. Best cinnamon roll recipe with yeast It was a cool, huge fast food place with an old school car hop feel! Yum. Best cinnamon roll recipe without yeast While it was a great trip with great food, my belly is ready to be back to normal eating! But my mouth is watering reliving them for today’s What I Ate Wednesday! Especially the cornbread.

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