11 January 2012

WIAW #51 [What I ate... before my road trip!]


Fifty-One!? Oh gosh!  WIAW is officially over the hill and loving it!
Happy What I Ate Wednesday Loves!
wiaw 51 over the hill
breakfast coffee, kombucha, banana lunch millers landing: jumbo greek salad with salmon, water snacks Yogi green tea and kombucha, a heaping serving of Love Grown Foods cranberry pecan granola with plain greek yogurt appetizer 1/2 thai-style fried calamari with honey dinner kapow veggie fried rice in a basil + red chili sauce with enough extra spices and chili sauce to make my nose run.  I don't know why, but I love it like that!  The spicier the better! =)

Though dinner rocked, I was most in love with my lunch:
grilled crusted salmon and greek veggie salad
Believe it or not, this gorgeous salad was a product of a cafe on a military base -- proving that you can find awesome eats in unexpected places ;)  

Have you ever had an AWESOME meal in an unexpected place?

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52 comments:

  1. oooohhh I love love fried calamari but I've never tried it with honey before!! omgoshh... you just gave me a brilliant idea of making honey fries! THANK YOU! :D hahahaha

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  2. That is a huge pice of salmon! Dee-lish!!!! :)

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  3. That love grown granola looks SO nice! Maybe because it's in a glass jar, but it looks just so ... delicious! And I never would have paired fetta with salmon, but it looks so delicious! Happy WIAW! =) 

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  4. I would love to try Love Grown Granola sometime! Happy WIAW, Jenn! :)

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  5. I love Thai food. YAY!!! I love it so hot that it affects my vision...sometimes... LOL!!!

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  6. Oh wow that salad looks super-tasty! Unexpected good meals are the best. One time in Japan, I was wandering around in Ibusuki with a friend late at night, and the owners of a restaurant motioned us inside, and they gave us the best meal ever. I think the most delicious thing was a simple salmon broth soup with rice in it. So simple, but so delish! 

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  7. yummmmmmm!  That salad looks delish! And we must be soul sisters or something because unless something has some kick (and by kick, I mean a kick in the face), it just doesn't taste right! I LOVE spicy food!  The fiance introduced me to chili's, and somehow i've taken it to a scary level.  Oh well, it's great for the sinuses! And Kombucha! THE BEST! Have you had the ones with Chia Seeds? I'm hooked!

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  8. way to go military base! i am impressed. I will come visit now. ;)

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  9. I think I am equally obsessed with synergy kombucha!! still haven't tried love grown yet...

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  10. Every time I ate from a trailer in Austin I felt like I was eating a great meal in an unexpected place! I also feel like I'm always finding food treasures in unexpected places like TJMaxx or Marshalls.

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  11. Yes! Yogi tea bags messages! I just pasted so many into my journal last night!

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  12. Impressive salad for a military base.  The salmon even has a nice crust on it and everything...

    love those granola containers!

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  13. Thank you so much for organizing this fabulous day! I look forward to it each week. 

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  14. Mattie @ Comfy and ConfidentWednesday, January 11, 2012

    Thank you for organizing this fabulous day! I look forward to it every week. 

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  15. Our cafeteria in my office building can really bust out some good food. It's crazy! Mexican-themed days are everyone's favorites, and I've also had really really good tilapia there...

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  16. Over the hill ... lol!  Love it =) 
    And wow that military salad looks awesome! 

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  17. I am trying to get on the kombucha train. trying.

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  18. That is unheard of! Hold on to that place for dear life! hehe

    Happy Wednesday Amy!

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  19. Naturally Sweet RecipesWednesday, January 11, 2012

    That salad looks amazing! And I love those synergy drinks, they are the best!

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  20. Haha yes sometimes you really do find unexpected goodies in cafes or eateries that you would NEVER expect! Your eats look yummay!

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  21. Yummy!  Your salad looks delish! :)

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  22. AWW good idea! I need to start saving the good ones! I drink at least 1 cup a day!

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  23. Is that a condiment tray w/ those little jars? It is so cute! 

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  24. I love your WIAW recaps!!!  I swear your eats send me over the moon....mine are never that fancy schmancy!!!

    xxoo

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  25. ooooo calamari!!! ONE OF MY FAVS!

    ive heard so much about kombucha and have always wanted to try it...also that salad DOES look amazing

    xoxox

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  26. Yes! I blogged about our roadtrip food today too! We found this awesome raw restaurant on the drive from Miami to Jacksonville that was amazing - my first raw restaurant honestly. =)

    I need to get back on the kombucha bandwagon. I made my first batch at home and it's good, but not like the one we get at WF on draft - need to work on the flavoring. 

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  27. omg did u blog the name of the restaurant! on my way! I do MANY a FL road trip so I need to go there!!! hehe =) happy wiaw heather!

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  28. you need to just come visit so i can feed you and get you hooked on kombucha. FACT

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  29. I did! It's a little off the highway - I think it was about 10 minutes out of the way, but really awesome! =)

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  30. hehe they're always fancy when I run out of food in the house and have to eat out for two meals! ;) I bet your eats are GOOOOOOOOOOORGEOUS darling! Everytime you post about food I drool a little =) true story!

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  31. yes! I love when Thai restaurants have these! always delicious stuff inside!

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  32. Love your pictures today ~ looks fantastic!

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  33. I love when I find delicious meals at random places! A few months ago I had one of the best salads ever at a steakhouse! I had to go their for a meeting and was very disappointed with the choice of restaurant, thinking I was going to end up with a bowl of iceberg lettuce. But, I was pleasantly surprised with an AMAZING vegan salad. 
    Everything you ate looks delicious! I'm happy to be back, even though my WIAW is super lame this week due to the stomach flu. ):

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  34. aww its not super lame! I've posted sick-day eats before too! They're always kind of cool to look back on.. ya know, after you feel better that is =)

    get well soon emily!!!!

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  35. tjmaxx and marshalls DOES have some awesome food!!!!! I get my pasta sauce and coffee there!!! as well as other random goodies =)

    Eating from a trailer sounds pretty fun =) I still haven't even found a food truck! I'm so sheltered here in NC! save me!

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  36. Ahhh that sounds like a dream foodie adventure!!!! Take me with you next time! =)

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  37. I just love WIAW, look forward to seeing and getting ideas from everyone's delicious eats!
    I had a salmon salad from a little local dive restaurant about a week ago, it was the most amazing salmon I've had in a long time. Salmon I feel is hard to get just right, and I wasn't expected a whole lot of this little place, but they sure came through! I love when your surprised with goodness when it comes to meals!! :)

    I too LOVE spicy! I load up all my dishes with spices, jalapenos, hot sauce, anything that will give it that kick!

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  38. You're so right about salmon! It is near impossible to get GREAT salmon at a restaurant. I feel like i'm on cloud 9 knowing there is a place 20 min away I can go to now and that is affordable on top of it! Glad you found a dive that serves the same deliciousness! =)

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  39. I love your lunch...sooo yummy looking photo, making my stomach grumble:))))
    Have a lovely day!!!!

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  40. Dominique BurlesonWednesday, January 11, 2012

    Man that looks yummy! It's been sooo long since I have had a kombucha. I may have to go pick one up today. Thanks for sharing! 

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  41. oh my gosh! So many eats to creep! Love it :D

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  42. Of the kombucha I have tried, Trilogy is my favorite. That salad does look great. Isn't it fun finding stuff on base to eat. I always get jealous when Brian is on base and they feed them for free... and it all sounds so great. I wish my job did that LOL

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  43. Alexis @ hummusapienWednesday, January 11, 2012

    I did my first What I Ate Wednesday today! Yay!  Thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. I loooove spicy too! I just put so much hot sauce on the cabbage I made that my nose literally ran. so its funny you said that hahah!
    that salmon just made my stomach growl. yum!!!

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  45. Hmmm that salad looks so yum-o! I love those green colors, looks so fresh and crunchy. Ahhh...I'm hungry now. LOL.

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  46. Mmmmm. Cranberry pecan granola sounds amazing!!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  47. It looks like a delicious day!  I love when you find good food in unusual places!

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  48. I've never had a salad like that on any military installation that my hubby has been stationed. Apparently, we've not been to the right ones! LOL

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  49. Its our reward for having the grossest oldest commissary ever ;) lol

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