WIAW~You Want Me To Eat Veggies??

It’s Wednesday…It’s the middle of the week…It’s What I Ate Wednesday!  That wonderful food free for all thought up by Jenn over at Peas & Crayons, of course!  When you’re finished here, please go check out P & C to join all of the fun, be breathless over the wonderful food and please leave some comments.  Your comments are the only reason we get out of bed in the morning!

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Jenn’s idea for the month is Eat Your Veggies.  Well here I am, the local Vegetarian in Residence and I don’t really have much vegginess to share, second week in a row.  It’s the strangest thing.  I haven’t had the chance to go shopping except for a quick trip to the produce market which should have taken care of my issues, but it was…quick…I didn’t get much and I haven’t really been cooking much, not even my usuals!

But don’t think I’ll leave you veggiless.  Tuesday on Valentine’s Day after a visit to the family doctor for a check up, Ralph and I went out to eat to celebrate the day.

We found ourselves at The Meadows Diner.

What did I chose?  One of my favorites.  The Athenia Burger.

It’s Greek salad, accompanied by a veggie burger.  It’s my favorite thing to get here.  Very tasty and very satisfying.

Various projects around the house left me tired.  When I got to thinking about dinner, as so often happens I wanted quick and easy.

Lucky for me, I had leftover salad from our dinner at my sister Ele’s house on Sunday.  Just enough for a Big Purple Bowl full.  I heated up some MorningStar Farms spicy black bean burgers and some cheese from I don’t know when!  I chopped up the burgers and the cheese and mixed them into the salad along with lots of ground black pepper, basil and light balsamic vinaigrette.

Absolutely the best and so amazingly filling, I was Not looking for any snacks after this, you can be sure!

So that’s my short and sweet What I Ate Wednesday.  I do need to get myself charged up for a more enthusiastic and veggiful post for next week’s WIAW.

In the meantime, please be sure to visit Peas & Crayons, to revel in all of the wonderful offerings.  Leave some comments so that everyone knows you’ve been there to visit. 

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!


24 responses to “WIAW~You Want Me To Eat Veggies??

  1. I’ve tried those Morning Star veggie burgers and they are pretty good. 🙂 Your salad looks great! Big filling salads are the best!

  2. That Athena burger does sound great! And salad beasts are the best, yours looks good Fran 🙂

  3. That does look filling but for some reason I am always looking for a snack after any meal. It’s like the meal isn’t really over unless I have at least a few bites of something sweet.

  4. I feel so connected to you at this moment, not only because Greek salad is my go-to diner food of choice, but also (mostly) because I thought I was strange for crumbling up my Morningstar burgers on giant bowls of veggies! Hooray for common bonds through food quirks. 🙂

    • I’m with you all the way, Sarah!! It’s amazing how different the Greek salads can be from place to place. In Florida, they put potato salad in it! We have a hard time finding some of the varieties of the MorningStar burgers. The spicy black bean are my favorite, and fortunately I can usually find them!

  5. Your Athenia burger looks amazing! Don’t you just love diners?

  6. I love re-creating restaurant meals at home. That’s actually where I get a lot of meal ideas.

  7. Ooh yum – that Athenia burger looks awesome! I’ll have to remember this for grilling season! I like going out to eat – not only because then I don’t have to cook/clean 😉 but also because I get some great new ideas for when I am in the kitchen!

  8. I did not notice the veggie theme…oops. Oh that Athenia Burger sounds intriguing. Great WIAW

  9. love those spicy black bean burgers! (And the Jersey diners)

  10. Maybe not very veggies, but there’s a lot of salad 🙂 The burger looks delicious – I haven’t had a burger in a long time!

  11. The Greek salad looks pretty amazing. It certainly is an improvement over my sad little dinner of an egg with ketchup.

  12. Spicy black bean burgers sound delicious! Might have to try those.. Thank you for your comment on my first WIAW post Fran! 🙂

    • Hi Clare! You’re very welcome! I know how much comments can boost me up and I’m sure they do for anyone new to WIAW. That’s why I always mention in my post to visit the other links and leave comments. Good luck with your blog, I’ll add you to my Bloglovin’ list and follow you. Thanks for stopping by!

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