Happy WIAW, my dearest readers! I hope everyone’s been enjoying the first week of August and the Olympic Games. I have to admit I haven’t been following the events as closely I would have liked to but it seems like so far it’s been very successful…well, not for Austria but for most other countries, that is! Although I should be supportive of Great Britain, seeing as it’s the place where I study, I have to say I was quite sad to hear that Roger Federer was defeated by Andy Murray in the finals. Ever since my sister and I saw Roger play at the US Open in 2009 we’ve been very supportive fans! But other than for tennis I don’t really have any favorites and hence don’t care which country takes home most gold medals.
Today I will once again share Sunday’s eats with you all. I take pictures of almost every meal when I’m at home so it’s always easy to share weekend eats as opposed to what I ate during the week as the food at work simply isn’t worth being photographed. Although lunch is always an enjoyable time during the day at the office it’s not the food that I look forward to but mostly getting a chance to mingle with colleagues and being able to takes my eyes off of the computer screen for 45 minutes.
As always a huge thank you to Jenn for hosting this weekly foodie party! I’m still very pleased with this month’s theme and as you will see I tried to include as many of my personal summer staples as possible!
My Sunday began with a lovely breakfast which consisted of a pastry I bought at the market on Saturday along with some berries and a very juicy nectarine.
I’ve been trying to be more active on twitter lately and now that I have a German phone card with internet access it makes tweeting so much easier. I shared a picture of my breakfast with my twitter followers and it seems I had a couple of people drooling…sorry for that! It was a delicious cinnamon pastry and the addition of the jam on top brought it to the next level. I had a cup of decaf coffee on the side!
After breakfast it was time for some household chores: laundry, cleaning the kitchen and bathroom, etc. Since it was such a beautiful day I decided to go for a run at around 11am. My pre-run snack: a banana with of almond butter.
I mentioned in an earlier post that I had troubles running for a couple of weeks since my knee started hurting about half-way through just about every single run. As suggested by my doctor I took 2 weeks off and slowly re-introduced it when I moved to Munich. Although I sometimes still feel a twinge here or there, overall it’s a lot better and I try to run 3-4 times per week and include strength training (Best Body Bootcamp) as well. On my run I covered about 11km which I was quite happy with 🙂
I had plans to head into town to do some sightseeing so after a quick shower I prepared a open-faced sandwich.
The bread was from the farmer’s market and was topped with ham and cheese, lettuce, cucumber, tomato and bell pepper. On the side I had an ugly looking egg and plums.
My plans for the afternoon included going up the tower of the Alter Peter, a church located in the center of the city where (when the weather is nice) you have an amazing view. Luckily, the sky was almost cloudless. I took a billion pics which I’ll probably share in a separate post.
After tackling the 300 steps up the church tower it was time to treat myself with ice cream. The people at work have been bombarding me with ice cream store recommendations and I’m trying to go to a different store whenever I’m in town. On Sunday I went to Schubecks’s Eis and tried the cookies flavor. It was good but the scoop was a bit too small for the price you pay.
One of the things that I love about Munich is the fact that they have things like chia seeds at health food stores. In Austria people haven’t yet discovered this superfood yet so we had to ask Christina to bring some over for us when she came to visit for my mom’s birthday. But now that I have my own 500g bad I finally got to try Kimberly Snyder‘s chia seed pudding. Instead of the cocoa powder I used cinnamon and I was amazed by how good this tastes.
I probably should have waited a couple more minutes before digging in but as a chia seed lover I couldn’t wait to try this. The consistency should be creamy and thick and I swear this tastes soooo goood!!!
Dinner was easy and quick. Just the way I like it. I cooked some spinach ricotta ravioli and while those were simmering away I made a ratatouille-like topping. Sprinkled with parmesan 🙂
Overall it was a perfect summer day. I was a bit angry with myself for not driving home to the lake on such a hot day but after this weekend I finally don’t feel like a tourist in a strange city anymore…which is also positive 🙂
HAPPY WIAW !!!