Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WIAW Birthday Edition

Another Wednesday

Another What I Ate Wednesday (aka WIAW) post

This Wednesday's post is a little different.

Not only is it WIAW it is also my birthday.

Yeah October 3rd is pretty much the best day of the year and this year I have the distinction of turning 35.

Holy Crap!

It kind of sounds old when I type it...I don't feel it, more like 25 (at least in my mind).

This post will be doing double duty as it will also be another notch in my Vegan MoFo belt (at least 20 posts during the month of October).

Let me say "Thank You" to Jenn from Peas and Crayons for hosting this for the past 89 weeks (yeah I know that is a long time).

However enough babbling let's get to the eats:

I have been severely addicted to Sharon's Raw Chocolate Banana Energy Shake...seriously it is like having dessert for breakfast.

I only made one substitution and that was adding Artisana's raw cacao bliss because I don't have any cacao nibs. 

This added a nice light coconut flavor and just makes the shake that much more decadent.

For lunch it is kind of meager, but in my defense the shake was super filling, I have 3 stalks of celery, 3 carrot sticks, and a tablespoon of peanut butter.  It was delicious and completely what I wanted.

For dinner I had vegan chili cornbread slaw mess. 
It doesn't have a better name because truly it just looks like a mess, but one that was delicious!!!

I did finish the day off with a slice of is my birthday after all.

I hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday. 

Be sure to head over to Jenn's and see what other fantastic foods my fellow bloggers were having this week.

Recipe for slaw:  here
Recipe for cornbread: here
Recipe for cake: here


  1. Happy Birthday! I just turned 35 1/2 and I'm still kicking ;) It's weird though - it sounds old but feels like 20s.

  2. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day xo

  3. OMG. Happy Birthday! And WIAW. What could be a better day?

    And a chili cornbread mess sounds perfectly great to me!

    Checking out that cake recipe now...

  4. Happy Birthday! That cake looks like the perfect way to celebrate :)

  5. Happy birthday! I hope you're enjoying your day!

  6. Happy birthday! I think that "mess" looks pretty tasty.

  7. Happy birthday to you! That cake looks so good. Yay for birthday treats!

  8. Happy Birthday, sweet Rachel!! The cake looks fabulous! xoxo

  9. Happy birthday to you!! That mess of chili cornbread slaw sounds really good right now.

  10. Shoot, I missed your birthday yesterday :( I hope you had a fantastic day & got spoilt rotten :) Your chocolate cake looks amazing!
    Don't worry about being 35, it's just a number. I still can't believe I'm 40. It seems ridiculous to me. I still feel about 25!
    So glad you're still loving the chocolate banana smoothies :) I'm looking forward to sharing one with Lil' L when he gets in from school :)

  11. Happy Belated Birthday! Great looking cake.

  12. Happy (belated) birthday Rachel- I hope you enjoyed it and a chocolate (healthy) shake for brekkie and cake for dessert is the perfect way for a birthday girl to start and end her day! Cheers <3

  13. Well happy birthday!!!! I didn't even know it was coming up!!! I am only 10 days behind you! :o)

    BTW - Just followed you with my new google account. Didn't want you to wonder why I just showed up as your newest follower. :o)