26. June 2013 by swissfitchick
It’s Wednesday, and we all know what that means…..it’s WIAW Party hosted by Jen and her chickpea! Make sure you click in and check out all the delicious eats flying around the blogger world.
I have still so many photos in store for you with all the good food I ate on my trip!! Also, I owe you a recap of all the goodies I found and brought home. So let’s get straight to it, here’s a little peak into the (mostly) seafood deliciousness from Cape Cod. Some of the pictures you already saw, but I think they just need to be included in this feast today.
I was so happy that we had a fully equipped kitchen at the resort in Brewster. We immediately went grocery shopping and I was so ready for some homemade eggs after my morning workout the next day.
After about 10 days of on the road food, this tasted like heaven!! Side note: the kitchen wasn’t fully equipped. There was no juicer, no blender (how can a blogger live without these things, right?!) and worst: No spatula!! So this omelette was flipped with a spoon and a fork. Talk about improvising.
This was my lunch – SO healthy and nutrient dense.
Well, some days these things are needed. Thinking about all the healthy and Superfood Salads I had on the other days…..
But the real stuff came on the last night we were there – we went to a restaurant in Orleans called ABBA. It was such a pretty place, and the food…..oh, the food.
But FIRST, we had predinner drinks on the terrace of our resort:
And then finally we started with a starter to share.
For the main course, I went with Tuna Steak. Sorry for the poor picture quality here!
I failed so many times cooking Tuna, as it always gets too dry. So I sometimes take the chance to enjoy one made by a chef. This one was PERFECTION. it was served with a little sweet potato hash cake and topped with a ton of arugula and grilled zucchini. Oh Bliss.
As it was our last day, I made sure I get a treat to eliminate the post vacation blues. I nearly felt guilty when eating this, but Sandro supported me by eating more than the half of it. Now let me tell you friends…THIS was the most delicious chocolate treat ever (EXCEPT Mom’s chocolate cake). It was a Banana-Caramel-Chocolate-Tarte topped with a scoop of chocolate mousse and surrounded by strawberry sauce. I died and went to heaven.
Soooooo, and now ON to my finds I brought home!!! It was hard for me, believe me. There was SO much I wanted to bring, but I had to restrict because of the weight (of my suitcase) because it gets ridiculously expensive when you have too much weight.
I realized, that protein bars and protein powders are not the best thing for me to eat, since they affect my stomach and real food just does better. But I still love them once in a while, so I bought some of the stuff – more to have like a dessert or a treat-snack occasionally. My alltime favorite bar is Quest. I am hooked by the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Flavor and Banana Nut Muffin!! I haven’t tried the Peanut Butter/Jelly yet though….This is about 1/8 from the amount I brought 🙂
I snacked on the berry flavor one of these – not too much a fan, they taste a little artificial to me. Curious about the Cinnamon Crunch, haven’t tried that one yet.
I took this one on the plane – it was ok, almost a bit too rich and very high in calories.
Well now, these became my favorite. I absolutely love the little squeeze packs of the classic almond butter!! So practical and perfectly portioned!! And delicious….
Of course I had to get a taste on the other flavors too – unfortunately I could not find the Vanilla one, but I love the Maple AB too. I only bought a few single ones, since the raw almond butter is still my number one.
Betty Louis Fruit Bars – I tried the Strawberry one of these! They are very sweet, so they will be an occasional dessert.
And of course I stock up on David’s Tea!!! I bought so many flavors and so far I love them all. Chocolate Mint Roibos, Movie Night and Birthday Cake are absolutely marvelous already. Can’t wait to try Roasted Walnut and Creme Caramel.
I brought these two…..ok, no, I didn’t. 🙂
Yup, I had to bring Cooking Spray – not available in Switzerland. Absolutely in love with the Butter Flavor one.
Crack-Tastic!! Cocoa roasted almonds in tiny bags. Too bad the whole packages were so big, I would have brought a ton more. Also love the Cinnamon roasted ones!!
Think Thin Bars are my other favorite when it comes to Protein Bars. They might be higher in calories, but have a great amount of protein and the flavors….I love them all, SO GOOD! Caramel Fudge is probably the first choice, or Cookies and Cream.
I read a lot about the Lean Shake and I wanted to give it a try. I liked it, but the whole bag is too much, I always divided it into 2-3 meals. I mixed it in plain Chobani Yogurt, added some ground flaxseed and blueberries – perfect postworkout brunch.
Emmy’s Macaroons – also loved the Cocoa ones!!
Coco Roons. I LOVED them. I was looking for them desperately, but nope. That’s why I had to make my own….
Vega Smoothie Chocolate! I found this one in the Whole Body Shop, but didn’t see it anymore after and didn’t get to a Whole Foods in Boston or Cape Cod. Also, Chobani – I didn’t dare to take some in my hand luggage, cause I was sure they will take it away from me, besides that, I just had no space anymore 🙂 The PLAIN low fat Chobani is my absolute favorite. The flavored ones are good too, but I am more fan of the plain taste when it comes to yogurt.
So, now you know what I wish for, in case you like to send me a package, haha 🙂
What is your favorite product from a foreign country?
I probably will do a Vitacost order soon, any recommendations on what else to get? I will definitely order a ton of the Cocoa Coconut Butter Bliss packages….heavenly.
Happy Wednesday to all of you!!
- WIAW#22 – What I Ate Wednesday – Eat all the EGGS! (swissfitchick.wordpress.com)
- Marvelous in my Monday – Picture Recap USA (swissfitchick.wordpress.com)
- WIAW: Cape Cod (savorlifesflavors.com)
- WIAW # 3 Road Trip Eats: To Sacramento and Back! (onemotherofaday.wordpress.com)