What I Ate Wednesday: Appetizer edition

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First, THANK YOU to every single one of you amazing, incredible people who wished me congrats yesterday. I wouldn’t be here, I wouldn’t be doing what I love if it weren’t for your continued support, your advice and your loyal readership. I hope I’ll continue to entertain, keep you laughing and most importantly, keep you eating 🙂

 After my stern talking to from Jenn last week, I decided it was in my BEST INTEREST to photograph my food this weekend 🙂  

And guess what? I ACTUALLY REMEMBERED TO TAKE PHOTOS OF WHAT I ATE ON SUNDAY! That, in itself, should garner a round of applause, dontcha think? I think it was because I HAD TO for my job, but either way 🙂 Well, the reason I so coyly labeled this as the appetizer edition is that I, literally, ate primarily appetizers on Sunday, thanks to my new gig as a recipe creator 🙂


Guys, I was SO MINDBLOWINGLY hungover on Sunday I needed a very hearty, a very decadent breakfast. I don’t know why I still think I can party like I’m 21. News flash, I’M NOT. Because of said hangover, I made my favorite breakfast sandwich in the history of all breakfast sandwiches. A fried egg with maple brown sugar bacon and American cheese served on a hot, buttered English muffin. SO AMAZING. Although it didn’t cure my hangover (it decided to hang out ALL DAY with me!) it made me feel just a smidgen better. Which is all that matters, right?


For another assignment, I made this amazing vegan chili so I enjoyed a bowl with some fresh avocado for lunch. Although it was a REALLY late lunch, like 3pm, it was still lunch in my book. That silly hangover really made cooking hard, but when it’s your job, you gotta persevere! So after lunch, I made a couple appetizers for She Knows, all of which I enjoyed a bit as a snack! (You can’t say somethings good if you haven’t tried it!)


I had a few crackers with this amazing, savory goat cheese basil dip

1 roasted tomato and goat cheese puff

 1 mini crab cake with a rich avocado spread

As you can see, I sure did a bit of snacking 🙂 All of these amazing appetizers (plus a ton others) will be live THIS week in the She Knows recipe section! Be sure to check them out! [Oh and don’t worry, I’ll link all of these up when they are live!]


I know what you’re thinking. How the hell could I possibly eat more? Well, folks, my body works in strange ways. By 7:30pm, I was STARVING. So I had a heaping cup of my vegan mashed potatoes.

A full day of delicious eats. Now, friends, what amazing things have you eaten?

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  1. Posted by Elliot S Volkman on
    Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
    Lame - I never got any of that bacon!
  2. Posted by Kiri W. on
    Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
    All of these look incredibly delicious, but right now I just want a bowl of those mashed potatoes! Mmmmm.
  3. Posted by Lauren on
    Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
    Yum! Seriously delish eats! Happy WIAW :)
  4. Posted by Jessica Trimble on
    Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
    When can I come over? You know... to visit you...and to eat. ;)
  5. Posted by Jill on
    Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
    Oh wow...your appetizers look amazing! Can I have a tomato and goat cheese puff and a mini crab cake RIGHT NOW, please? :)
  6. Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
    Holy gorgeousness! I want one of everything puhhhhhlease!!!!

    You little freaking rockstar =) Thanks for putting your party pants on <3 Love you!
  7. Posted by Stephsbitebybite on
    Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
    I wanna be around you whne you eat! My eats look nothing like this! I'm so jealous!!
  8. Posted by Ann Mc on
    Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
    Well you ate some seriously yummy food!  While I wouldn't wish a hangover on anyone, I might risk it for the breakfast sandwich!
  9. Posted by Baking Serendipity on
    Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
    Ugh, I hate the mornings after I still think I'm 21. I love your breakfast sandwich though!
    • Posted by claire on
      Thursday, November 17th, 2011
      Hahaha, thanks!
  10. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
    Oh, I know what you mean about the hangover. I feel like every single year, my tolerance gets worse, lol. I miss the days where all I had to do is down a bottle of water and take tylenol before bed! Anyway, wow, you had some good eats! Can't wait to see your appetizer recipes, especially the crab cakes!
    • Posted by claire on
      Thursday, November 17th, 2011
      I know, right? I wish I could party like I used to!
  11. Posted by Nada (One Arab Vegan) on
    Thursday, November 17th, 2011
    Holy crap I just checked out your recipe for vegan mash and it sounds INCREDIBLE! Bookmarked to make ASAP, my stomach is rumbling just thinking about it.
    • Posted by claire on
      Thursday, November 17th, 2011
      You need to make them SO GOOD!!
  12. Thursday, November 17th, 2011
    Haha I know how you feel... I always need a big breakfast on the weekends if I am hungover, it just makes you feel so much better! :)
  13. Posted by Professor Vegetable on
    Thursday, November 17th, 2011
    Eggs seem to help with hangovers. I try to avoid hangovers of course but sometimes it just doesn't work out. I always end up eating eggs the next morning!!! 
    • Posted by claire on
      Thursday, November 17th, 2011
      I try my best to avoid too!