A couple of days late

by Peachy Palate on August 22, 2012

So turns out I missed the blog anniversary. With all the confusion with the domain renewal it kind of overshadowed any consideration for when I actually published that first post…

Of course I can’t say that and not link you…so embarrassing to look back at older posts; god I really was good at taking awful less than inviting pictures of food! I’m not exactly celebrating but it’s good to just make that mental note that a significant amount of time has passed! Smile

But now of course it’s that super duper time of the week again; I may sound like I’m being sarcastic but I seriously look forward to Wednesday’s every week! What I Ate Wednesday Time!

In case you missed it yesterday I shared a little insight in to my weekly grocery shopping habits and my take on meal planning!

Over the past week I’ve been making use of some new ingredients that I received from Swanson HealthJustins Chocolate Hazelnut Butter, Artisana Coconut Butter and Maranatha No Stir Almond Butter.

All items I’ve been dying to get my hands on for quite some time and Swanson kindly let me try out their service all the way from Ireland; very much appreciated! Amazing service, delivery in a week from the US, the three jarred items were individually wrapped and perfectly snug in straight from the shelf condition. I was like a child at Christmas!

Needless to say I had my first coconut butter topped smoothie the next morning! A pumpkin smoothie…thick and heart, topped with melted coconut butter, pecans and desiccated coconut. (Of course I dug straight in to the Justin’s Hazelnut Almond Butter…it’s a chocolate nut butter lovers dream come true!!!)

The coconut butter formed an incredibly crisp shell which I managed to nibble on throughout the big bowlful of smoothie. I will be needing more jars of this in the near future, it’s incredible! Healthy Diva doesn’t lie! Smile

With another humungous tray full of cherries at hand I decided to try my hand at another buckwheat breakfast pudding variation…

Cherry Coconut no less! Recipe shall be up for this one on Friday!

It was jam packed full of cherries, topped with almond butter and drowned in almond milk. Lip smacking good!

Round three went to some super easy sweet potato falafel…a super simple incredibly tasty plateful…

Drizzled with a tahini dressing…you just know it is going to be magical. I’ll be posting this one tomorrow evening. You’re goana love it! I just love how cute the little balls look (fyi: they reheated perfectly and would make for an incredible easy convenient packed lunch!)

Another bucket load of cherries were consumed in the middle before I hit up meal number 4 of the day.

Yet another burger! A completely different spin on the vegan burger…think curried cauliflower and coconut with new binder! I’ll stick the recipe up this evening! (make sure to check back later on today if you fancy something new sandwiched in your bun this evening!)

Before bed I deviated from my usual snack and opted for more cherries (I’m a woman on a mission to eat the lot before they go off!) and a slice of my latest creation!

All I’ll say is coconut flour…recipe shall be up Friday evening!

Summer staples….clearly cherries! God I’m going to miss them!

What fruit or vegetable are you going to miss most from the summer season?

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes August 22, 2012 at 6:54 am

All of your eats look lovely! Your buck wheat pudding reminds me of my Cherry and Coconut overnight oats, so delicious!

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Peachy Palate August 22, 2012 at 9:42 am

Anything cherry and I’m in!

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Ksenija @ Health Ninja August 22, 2012 at 9:13 am

What an amazing bunch of eats you had this week! My heart beats especially for the pumpkin smoothie topped with coconut butter and the buckwheat breakfast pudding, which is also one of my current favorites. Also I cannot wait for the burger and bread recipe to come up – they both look like a healthy but delish savory treat.

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Peachy Palate August 22, 2012 at 9:42 am

The banana zucchini bread is seriously amazing! You’ll love it!

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Lauren (@poweredbypb) August 22, 2012 at 9:36 am

Everything looks so good. I haven’t tried coconut butter but it looks amazing on that smoothie! Can’t wait to see the coconut flour recipe!

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Peachy Palate August 22, 2012 at 9:43 am

Well worth ordering some in!

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Bec August 22, 2012 at 10:38 am

Your pictures are absolutely beautiful. I’m so glad I discovered your blog. I’ve never had sweet potato falafel but it looks amazing! :)

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Peachy Palate August 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

And so easy! Make sure to check back for the recipe tomorrow! :)

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Alexia August 22, 2012 at 11:58 am

I am missing words to describe how beautiful and delicious those meals look! I am so intrigued to try EVER SINGLE DISH you ate yesterday! so want to know whats in your smoothie and burger! yum!

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Peachy Palate August 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I have them ready to post tomorrow! :)

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset August 22, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Happy Blogiversary Michelle! How exciting and you should be so very proud of all the amazing stuff you have accomplished on your blog :) Your meals just always make my mouth water, the one with the coconut butter spread all over it looks the best! Looking forward to another winning recipe from you!

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Peachy Palate August 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Thanks Tessa! So jealous of you getting to go to the HLS! Maybe next year I’ll make the trip!!!

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Katie August 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm

The healthy diva speaks the truth!

I am so glad you love it! SERIOUSLY can you teach me how to take amazing photos like you?! Your photos rock! What camera do you use?!

You come to my house, I will make us smoothies, and you can teach me! <3

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Peachy Palate August 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I’m actually looking in to doing a course, even a one day thing if I can! I use a Canon EOS1100D – love it!
You’re an amazing smoothie maker! You definitely don’t need me!

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Brittany @ twosaucysisters August 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Everything here is seriously making me drool. You can bet Julie and I will be trying some of these in the very near future!!

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Peachy Palate August 22, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Thanks guys!

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Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear August 22, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Sweet potato falafels?! Oh my goodness. I can’t wait for that recipe :D

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Peachy Palate August 22, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Soon I promise! Tomorrow evening I’ll have it up!

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Brittany @ Little b's healthy habits August 22, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Oh my! Super excited for that recipe, it looks amazing!

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Peachy Palate August 22, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Which one? :)

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Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness August 22, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Such delicious meals! That artisana coconut butter is the best! I love it on top of sweet potatoes sprinkled with a little cinnamon…amazing!

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Peachy Palate August 22, 2012 at 7:48 pm

That’s what I have to try!

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Jennifer@The Foodery August 22, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Falafel looks delicous, beautiful photo! :)

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Peachy Palate August 22, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Thanks Jennifer!

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Lacey @ Life Hands You Limes August 23, 2012 at 12:50 am

Everything you make always looks amazing, But I am super excited for that burger!! Anything curry is delicious!! I’m with you on the cherries too-I go through them like crazy!!

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Peachy Palate August 23, 2012 at 7:20 am

I’ve just eaten the last of them…I think it’s time for plums, pears and blackberries !

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Sunnie(moderngirlnutrition) August 23, 2012 at 2:07 am

Mmm all of your recipes are so creative! I can’t wait to try using the coconut butter as a smoothie shell. I also am loving the look of those sweet potato falafel! And the burger! Coming back tomorrow to check out the recipe:) By the way, what kind of camera do you use? I’m so jealous of your pics!;)

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Peachy Palate August 23, 2012 at 7:19 am

Canon EOS 1100D !

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Kailey August 23, 2012 at 2:15 am

Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter = LOVE!
Those sweet potato falafel balls look amazing – great salad topper

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Peachy Palate August 23, 2012 at 7:18 am

I know it’s amazing!!!

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Leslie August 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

This is just a random comment, but I’ve been stalking your blog a bit the past few months and every time I see your side picture I am reminded by how much you look like Ashley Hebert from the Bachelor/ette! I have no idea if you watch the show, but this is a compliment, because you are both gorgeous. =) Have a great day!

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Peachy Palate August 23, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I live in Ireland, we don’t get it here but I’ll have to Google her now!!!

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Peachy Palate August 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Just googled…massive compliment!!! Thanks! ;)

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