What I ate Wednesday!

Hi all,

Thank goodness today is Wednesday, in fact thank goodness it’s just a day closer to Monday. Now I’m not one to wish time away, especially when it includes weekend time – but Monday marks the day which, hopefully after a successful visit from the engineer, I will have wifi at home!

I cannot wait! As much as I like the library, I am dependant on a touch and go wifi connection that unfortunately kicks me out a lot. I know they do the best they can so I’m not annoyed with the library, more that it takes forever to get set up here! In the UK they definitely put the connection of broadband as a high priority! Ha!

Everything I want to do going forward depends on a solid connection, so keep all your fingers and toes crossed for me that all will go to plan and from Monday I will be one happy camper!

But for now, lets check out some food! Bringing you my ‘What I ate Wednesday’ from the delight that was Saturdays eats! Thanks @PeasandCrayons for the link up!

Breakfast – eggs, kale and tahini

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A lot of our routines have changed since moving to Australia, but this one I wasn’t letting go of! It’s my favourite breakfast and I love it on a Saturday with a massive mug of coffee!

Lunch – Grilling – lemon and herb chicken with grilled eggplant and salad

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Our first meal on our new barbecue! And it did not disappoint! The chicken was so moist and juicy, the eggplant/ aubergine I could eat for days and we paired it with goodies from the farmers market for a perfect lunch – stuffed vine leaves, cherry tomatoes, olives, feta… a Mediterranean feast!

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image4Snack – Green and Blacks 70% dark chocolate

I always forget how good Green and Blacks chocolate is – I don’t feel like I truly utilised it’s wonder when I was back in Scotland and had access to all the flavours. But I was pleased to find the simple but good 70% in our local supermarket. We had a few squares with an, unpictured, glass of white wine.

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Dinner – Grill’d

Our first time visiting Grill’d – we had the perfect seat, with a bar nearby playing live music, it was warm but not too hot – the perfect setting for a date night!

The food was a tale of two halves – first up the burger – WOW! On a Paleo bun (well they call it a ‘low carb’ bun but I hate that term… basically a bun made with coconut and almond flour that was full of good stuff and wouldn’t hurt my tummy!) I had a mustard and dill pickle burger that every bite was a grass fed meaty delight! David had the lamb burger with goats cheese and he was very happy too!

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The second part wasn’t so good – the sides. The zucchini chips were not good – quite greasy and you just basically tasted the batter. Grateful for another GF side but it just doesn’t work with a veg like zucchini. And the sweet potato fries were limp and quite greasy too. Boo! You need good sides with your burger!

Whether we go back or not we will see. The burger was so amazingly good that we were by no means disappointed with our meal.

And then we were off to see Robbie Williams in concert who was everything I imagined he would be and more – such an entertainer! And Perth arena is wonderful for gigs!

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What is your favourite item to grill?

What is your perfect date night meal?

Favourite type of chocolate?

26 thoughts on “What I ate Wednesday!

  1. Juli @1000lovelythings says:

    This sounds like a really amazing day, Jen! I am so glad you finally have a grill and that you can now make endless delicious chunks of meat and veggies 🙂 I am also rather jealous that you are starting the summer whereas our BBQ season is clearly over. Though I guess I had my fix this year 😉
    Boo for greasy sides! But then the main item is the Burger, isn’t it?
    I love to see you two having so much fun!
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    • Jen says:

      I would say I am jealous of you guys going into autumn but…. 😉
      We are definitely having sooo much fun here – so good when you live somewhere where there is so much to see and do!

  2. Jessie says:

    Two things.. One: I am so happy to hear about the internet. Now we can talk whenever we want without having to worry about using all your data. I really must figure out our time difference. I’m always too scared to respond back incase your sleeping :-X

    Two: If I ever visit you in Australia, please promise to take me to Grill’d?
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    • Jen says:

      Never worry about replying – I always have my phone on silent anyway!
      And yes we would definitely go to Grill’d! Actually I would take you to a place called Jus Burgers – the burgers are amazing and the sweet potato fries are out of this world!

  3. Hilary says:

    I know what you mean about internet I went through so much hassle to get mine set up as well! It’s so wonderful when you do get it though, but makes you appreciate not being on it all the time! That burger place had paleo buns, that is awesome! Looks like a nice place to get a burger!
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    • Jen says:

      I must admit it will make me think twice about whether or not I really ‘need to check my phone’ or go ‘online’ – so I guess its a lesson for me on not being online all the time!

    • Jen says:

      Oh I would have killed for 48 hours… we are going on 4 weeks!!
      Will try Grill’d’s regular chips next time for sure 🙂

    • Jen says:

      As soon as I started on the grill I said ‘where have you been all my life’! Then I remembered I used to live in Scotland… and the weather! :-S

    • Jen says:

      Kale and tahini is a match made in heaven! And you are welcome anytime!
      I’m with you there – I think lindt has to be number one for me and G&B second. But my absolute favourite is Montezumas in the UK – best chocolate ever! Don’t think I will ever find it here! Haha!

    • Jen says:

      You should try tahini on kale! So good! Love my meat but not without a stack load of veggies to go along side it 🙂

    • Jen says:

      Fingers crossed it will all be sorted today!
      I was just so torn with my meal – how can you have something so good and so bad on the same plate!

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