A 7-Course Affair

by Holly on January 19, 2010

in breakfast,dinner,lunch

Twas’ quite an elegant foodie affair on this day, thy 19th of January, 2010.

To begin thy morning, I awoketh and defrostedeth Kath’s Whole Wheat Yogurt Pancakes.  Then, I went about slicing 1/2 of a banana before laying thy pancakes with said banana, peanut butter, a wee sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of thy pure and true, maple syrup.

The whole breakfast affair was quite lovely.

For morning tea, I filled my cuppeth over with Bigelow Vanilla Caramel tea then set beforth a spread of Ak-Mak crackers and thy holiest of all cheeses – Sartori Raspberry Bellavitano (of the Wisconsin variety, naturally)!

In case you cannot possibly read thy packaging, it states,“A unique Parmesan taste with creamy Cheddar texture soaked in New Glarus Raspberry Tart Ale.” Delightful.

For thy third course of thy day, I chose a lovely leftover plastic container of Sweet Potato + Parsnip Pancakes with tons of salt.  My tastebuds have been cravingeth thy NaCl like whoa, which according to Mama Everythingtarian, means her little one is deficient in thy potassium…

Ahhh…the sweet splendour of a juicy, sweet orange!

Ahhh…the horrid letdown of curry-roasted cashews!  I expected thy nuts to be quite tasty, but thy opposite was quite true.

Upon arriving back at thy Everythingtarian Estate, I took a cue from my personal pick for the next Cheetah Girl and started thy oven up to 400 degrees.  While said cheetahs were roasting in a lovely bath of coconut oil + salt, I concocted a garden fresh salad (sorry for the horridly lit, bad photographing)…

  • cheetahs
  • two handfuls spinach
  • carrot sticks
  • 1/2 sliced cucumber
  • 1 Amy’s California veggie burger
  • cilantro pesto hummus
  • salsa

To end this lovely multi-course affair, I found it only appropriate to end thy day with a tub.  Unfortunately, twas’ not the whole tub, although I would have quite enjoyed such a thing.

And now, after this 7-course day, I shall blog, yoga and then perhaps watch thy movie, “Happy-Go-Lucky” and finish the day off with a night cap (ahem, cup of tea).


And happy birthday to thy sweet dear Madeline!


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 19, 2010 at 7:29 pm

That cheese looks INCREDIBLE!! I am such a cheese freak. I wish you could share thru the screen!

Lexi January 19, 2010 at 7:31 pm

AMAZING eats. Seriously, your whole day would be like my dream day of eats. delicious! Have a great night!

Evan Thomas January 19, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Cheese with raspberry flavoring? I think I’ve found my heaven and it’s in Mid-America

Lauren @ Eater Not a Runner January 19, 2010 at 7:36 pm

I love thy post!

Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) January 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Haha love it…! Always make me laugh lady that’s for sure…! Things I want that you ate – cheese, cheetahs and carrot cake!

Jenna January 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Your eats of the day are making me seriously drool. Raspberry cheese? Curry cashews? Carrot cake frozen yogurt? That is foodie heaven, I must say!

Whitney @ Lettuce Love January 19, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Fab eats! I have never seen Good Karma ice cream — I will have to find it at my local store.

Coco January 19, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Oh my goodness. Carrot Cake is by far my weakness and I must know where you found that ice cream???? How good was it???? YUMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!
Your pancakes are delicious looking!

Susan January 19, 2010 at 8:00 pm

I always love your eats, but not as much as I love your gorg self!
I too have been cravin’ the sodium like cray. Sea salt on everything, even in my chocolate.

katie January 19, 2010 at 8:24 pm

my dinners are always like that too! eaten in steps.
your pancakes look AMAZEE!

Julie @savvyeats January 19, 2010 at 8:25 pm

I LOVE the raspberry tart, so I need to find some of that cheese for sure!

April January 19, 2010 at 8:39 pm

They make carrot cake ice cream now?? I must get my hands on that!

Matt January 19, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I love me some sodium :)

glidingcalm January 19, 2010 at 9:15 pm

oooooooooooooomgggggggggg carrot cake ice cream!? i wantttttttttttttttt. NOW.

those pancakes look divine! as does your massive salad.

and I agree with you fashion post- vanessa m did not look cute!


Erin January 19, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Woah woah woah, raspberry in cheese, and carrot cake in ice cream? I could go for both!!!

Danielle (Coffee Run) January 19, 2010 at 9:37 pm

I love making a bunch of pancakes & then freezing them. Breakfast in 30 seconds :)
Those other pancakes (sweet potato/parsnip) look so good!

Lo January 19, 2010 at 9:54 pm

yeah right cup o tea…ur drinking wine obvi :) so im stoked beyond stoked for feb 12-14…bc snackie is INNNNN. im thinking whole foods, dranks, more whole foods and dancing will be on the agenda. lemme know what ya think.

p.s. if i knew that awkward orange ice cream was good, I wouldd have not put it back in the freezer at the store today!


Sam (Merit to the Carrot) January 19, 2010 at 10:01 pm

I used that exact parm on a pizza I made last week. Needless to say, I can die a happy girl.

Jamie January 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm


I think if I were to chose anyone’s food to eat every day for the rest of my life it would be yours. I think we have the exact same taste buds but you actually go the extra mile and cook/prepare what I wish I had the time/kitchen for haha.

Anyway, your food looks awesome and I feel like an idiot bc I totally forgot NaCl is salt. I swear I forget everything I learned in school.

Jenna January 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Breaky sounds and looks delicious!
They cheese sounds fancy dancy!

Katharina January 19, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Jeez girl. So I just looked at the post again to see what I wanted to mention first.. well I just got slapped up side the head or something because everything is incredible. I could seriously write something about everything. Breakfast sounds and looks perfectly delicious–right way to start the day. Ak-mak crackers!! MISS THOSE!! And that cheese sounds divine. Carrot cake ice cream.. you know where my heart stands on this :p Those cashews sound sooo good and the sweetpotato and parsnip cakes sound so yummy. I love the subtle bite parsnip has. And your salad! EVERYTHING is awesome. Did you make the cilantro pesto hummus yourself?? I have a ton of cilantro that I want to use up.

Kathleen January 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm

GET IT GIRL. I love your eats. Curry roasted cashews? Look delish. I had barbequed roasted almonds today…so good :)

Madeline @ GreensAndJeans January 19, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Thanks for the birthday wishes lady! If only we could have shared a bowl (or a carton…) of that carrot cake deliciousness today!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 20, 2010 at 12:24 am

I was lucky enough to spend the day w/ Madeline. And I am commenting right under her…what’s the likelihood! Blogged about it. The Bday girl is doing great and we slugged down some major coffee :)

Mimi (Damn the Freshman 15) January 20, 2010 at 1:07 am

Carrot ice cream? COUNT ME IN! And coconut oil rocks. Screw you olive oil.

Emily (The Experimentarian) January 20, 2010 at 7:19 am

Oh pancakes, yummmmmmmm…and why must thou tourturest my with thy cheese? Your comments on the golden globes cracked me up! While I can’t defend Vanessa’s hideous dress or unfortunate Cheeto glow, I do have to holla for her HAIR! You know how I love the HUGE ‘do :) ha ha! Oh, guess what else? You’ve got me so interested in Glee that I put it on my netflix BUT there is like a three month wait for the first disc. WTF? Love you sweet pea! xoxo

Andrea@WellnessNotes January 20, 2010 at 7:24 am

Love the food. The cheese sound quite unique. Isn’t it funny that I always comment on the cheese whenever I can find it in a post. I’m quite obsessed…

Shannon (The Daily Balance) January 20, 2010 at 8:02 am

can i come over for breakfast? and dessert?

I’ll also accept overnight delivery ;)

Sarah (Finding My Balance) January 20, 2010 at 8:11 am

I want your cheese. Please.

And… pretty much everything else you ate over the day. I really might have to hire you as my personal chef.

ellie January 20, 2010 at 8:49 am

Oh, gorgeous delish breakfast… I have been craving salt like nobody’s business lately. Didn’t know about the potassium link *going to hunt for a banana*

Kacy January 20, 2010 at 8:52 am

That cheese soundeth like a delight. I doth want some.

My sincerest apologies for the letdown of thy nuts. (That is what she hath said.)

Loooooove YOU!

brandi January 20, 2010 at 8:58 am

you’re too cute :)

and raspberry cheese?!? I think I need some of that.

Happy humpday! I’m going to be asking for travel tips soon – I’m getting so excited!!!

janetha ann benson January 20, 2010 at 10:04 am

RASPBERRY CHEESE?! damn. you gotta enjoy some o that again today because it is national cheese lovahs day! those nuts LOOK good, too bad they were a letdown. loved the tone you set in this fancy 7 course day :) love you hollllly.

Shelley January 20, 2010 at 11:09 am

oh wow– those pancakes look SO good!! and so does that cheeeese.. i am super jeal :) looking forward to the meet up!

Kailey (SnackFace) January 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm

May I just sayeth that I laughed my arse off whilst reading this? I think the Renaissance dinner place has gotten to you. And I liketh it.

OMG It’s so fun to type like that. Anyway, um, can I have some raspberry beer cheese right NOW? Forget the cheese, I’ll take the breweth.

UM, MUFFIN’S IN!!! You know what that means…Chi town’s about to blow up.


emily (a nutritionist eats) January 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I need to get my hands on some of that cheese!!

Naomi(onefitfoodie) January 20, 2010 at 1:27 pm

raspberry cheese?! are you wanting us to come hunt you down to grab it from your very hands, because this is exactly what I would love to do :) or you could just come over and cook for me!

cilantro pesto hummus?!?! dayyummm holly! you are rocking this foodie blog!

Katie January 20, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Raspberry cheese? Parsnip pancakes?! You ARE a classy lady.

Diana @ frontyardfoodie January 20, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Carrot cake ice cream? We need to party together seriously.

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) January 20, 2010 at 2:30 pm

I love ak-mak crackers! Sooo good. Especially with fancy cheese :-)

And OMG cheetahs-why does baking/roasting vegetables make them taste SO good??

Leah Zeringue January 20, 2010 at 3:41 pm

good karma is the shiz…only dairy free ice cream i can stand…that parmesean cheese looks soooo good as do the parsnip sweet potato pancakes!!

Gena January 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Your sweet potato and parsnip pancakes look absolutely to die for! Thanks for sharing :)

Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) January 20, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Carrot cake icecream? Mmm…sign me up! That sounds perfect.

Oh, and I never use anything but the real, very true, maple syrup. :mrgreen: Oh the flavor of it all.

Happy Hump Day!! :D

Faith January 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm

I am seriously envious! I started drooling over your cheese, and then I saw that carrot cake ice cream…it totally put me over the top! ;)

Emma January 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

Did you watch Happy Go Lucky? I loved it! Sally Hawkins is so wonderful in it. I wish I could handle some situations as well as she is able to.

K January 21, 2010 at 11:59 am

I would just like to inform you that if you ever find yourself in need of a place to stay in Detroit, if you bring that breakfast, cheese, and ice cream I’ll let you cuddle with the Brat and BB for free ;)

Susan January 21, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Raspberry cheese!?!? Clearly I need to make a stopover to Wisconsin on my way to Banff to stock up on the good stuff ;)

Mama Everythingtarian knows her stuff, salt can be your friend :)

Bekah January 24, 2010 at 12:01 am

Mmm ak maks. Fave. Cracker.


Michal January 24, 2010 at 7:08 am

ice cream!! i still want to try that stuff :)
those pancakes are looking mighty fine if i do say so myself.

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