What I [was inspired to eat] Wednesday

Maybe I give into peer pressure. Maybe I’m too much of a conformist. Or maybe I’m just surrounded by seriously awesome people. I’m going to go with that last one.

So what I’ve been eating this week has largely been influenced by the wonderful people around me. Maybe we really are the average of the 5 people closest to us… (Lisa, that’s for you!)

Iย feel like I’ve been pulling out my camera more often this past week, because I’ve been eating some delicious meals. Let’s start with…


After hearing so many delicious protein pancake recipes, I decided to try my own twist, but I turned mine into “doughnuts” using my little doughnut maker. I can’t wait to share this recipe with you, because they turned out delicious, and somehow still ended up super healthy. I’ve been having a couple of these in the morning, along side my green smoothies.


It’s like a chain on inspiration. Brittany tried the Cauliflower Tabbouleh from The Nile at Broad Appetit last year, and fell in love. I tried it this year and also fell in love. I used her inspired recipe to whip up my own version.

Oh my gosh you have no idea how delicious this is. It’s hard to believe it’s almost all vegetables. (And it’s raw, vegan, & gluten free!) I’ll post my version soon! I also had some pretzels, hummus, and veggies, they just didn’t make it in the picture.


I had a cookout with my YP group last night, so I basically snacked my dinner! I had way too many of these multigrain chips, plus lots of fruits and veggies. I guess that’s not too bad, right?

Oh, and I sampled quite a few wines. My friend Katie apparently used to work at a vineyard, so she gave Lindsay and I the run down of all the different wines!


My friend Leah is a baking genius, and I spent Monday evening at her house, learning her cupcake tricks! We made Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes and Caramel Turtle Cupcakes. Both of them were to die for.

Aren’t those the cutest cupcake liners ever? It was fun baking with Leah, not just because she’s awesome, but also because she taught me how to make delicious filling for inside the cupcakes. Yes. They were good.

What’s the most delicious thing you’ve eaten this week?


  1. Ah that tabbouleh looks so good! especially without the olives! Ha. P.S. I hope you feel the wrath of my promotions for you last night. Haha. “You must talk to me”

  2. Protein donuts! Genius!

  3. I seriously need to invest in a mini donut maker, they look so amazing!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Oh my goodness, I want a mini donut maker, those are so delicious looking!

  5. i’m pretty sure i saw those baby cupcakes on twitter and then thought about cupcakes for the remainder of the day. need.cupcakes.now.

  6. ya for donuts!!! yum yum
    best thing I have eaten is some biscotti ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. If this week includes sunday then probably the eatz i had at broad appetit would pretty much all qualify! esp that nopales salad and watermelon basil freeze pop. i could eat those alldayeveryday ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. I need those donuts! Genius (and adorable!)

  9. I haven’t eaten yet today and now all I can think about is how I can get a cupcake. Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Off to check out that cauliflower recipe….

  10. The “doughnuts” look awesome! The best thing I have eaten this week is Aloo Gobi (Indian food) and chocolate quinoa!

  11. OMG – those donuts. NEED/WANT NOW! I haven’t had anything mind-blowing… yet… however, that will change this wknd. I’m headed off to a favorite foodie destination (Banff)

  12. those cupcakes sounds amazing..drool!

  13. You know… I’ve always wondered what pancake mix would do in a donut pan. This is very good information… because donuts are way cuter!

  14. everything looks great woman!!
    And I love the new blog look!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Speaking of caramel turtle, I totally indulged on a caramel turtle brownie blizzard from Dairy Queen last night and that is definitely the most delicious thing I’ve eaten all week!

  16. All of your eats look so good! I can’t wait for the donut and tabbouleh recipes!

  17. ohhhh, cannot wait to see your cauliflower recipe!!!! Oh, and I like the new look of your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Cauliflower tabuleh…interestng! I’ll look forward to that recipe! Love the changes that you’ve made, Liz!

  19. Everything look soooo delicious!!! Can’t wait for the recipes ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. You need to stop tempting us with all these cauli tabbouleh mentions! I waaant that recipe! Just finished off the cauliflower I had stored in the freezer, so it’s time to go stock up again soon, I’m in love with that veggie.

    And pancake doughnuts? You just might be my hero…

  21. I’ve been wanting to try making cauliflower into rice! Next kitchen project ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. Oh man…those donuts are too cute!!! YUM!

  23. ahealthysliceoflife says:

    Personal wine tasting?! Sounds like my kind of shindig ๐Ÿ™‚ and the cauliflower looks awesome!

  24. Ha, I am not sure which item I would want to try the most!! They all look fab ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. I’m going to take inspiration from your inspiration and make that cauliflower tabouleh! I guess this is kind of like paying it forward?

  26. realfoodkatiesway says:

    I am right there with you on the too many multigrain chips…Food Should Taste Good chips rock my world!!

    The best thing I’ve eaten this week is bbq grilled veggie pizza…AND asparagus, mushroom and goat cheese frittata! AND homemade honey wheat bread!! AND cherries…

    Too hard to decide ๐Ÿ˜‰

  27. Good to know about the doughnuts, I am going to use a mix like that when I try and make them myself ๐Ÿ™‚ The tabouleh recipe sounds great too! Plus I like saying the word TABOULEHHH ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. Deirdre says:

    Lookjng forward to the healthy doughnut recipe! My daughter lives them but are a rare retreat because they’re so not healthy.

    Also the orange nails and the chocolate cupcake: divine!

  29. Oh girl, those doughnuts look amazing! I am looking forward to the recipe!

  30. I’ve been drooling over all these donut pictures on people’s blogs so I think it’s time I invest in a donut pan! Everything is better in donut form, right ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Haha they definitely are fun! I’m going to post the recipe soon, but I also did a mini muffin version, that you can even make in a toaster oven, if you don’t feel like heating up the regular oven!

  31. Your manicure is adorable. What’s the detail on the one nail?

  32. wow, the pancakes looks so amazing! Fun with the doughnut shape! (: I really think your blog is great, it really gives me so much inspiration!

  33. Cauliflower Tabbouleh? Genius, please share the recipe. The cupcakes look great too, baking with a friend is the best.

  34. Meredith @ dare you to says:

    Cauliflower base as tabbouleh, yes, wow, love it. Definitely have to try it. The cupcakes sound delicious! My yummiest thing this week? Probably the guac at a restaurant last weekend, but I’ve been enjoying walnuts all week. Guess I’m a fan of healthy fats ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Wow- it all looks amazing! Please do pass on the doughnut recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I like the orange nail polish too!

  36. Yum! I can’t wait for the protein donut recipe, I bet my kids would love it too!

  37. Omg those mini donuts and your dessert..YUM!! This all looks so good.

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