WIAW – weekend version, no stove

I usually do a weekend version of WIAW, as my Wednesday meals are never very exciting nor inspiring. Thanks to Jenn for letting me hop on the bandwagon !


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We are currently redoing our kitchen. We have no stove nor burners, so our cooking options are very limited. Nonetheless it is possible to eat relatively healthy without a stove or oven.


This past weekend I scrambled eggs in a mug and cooked them in the microwave and had it with bread and some peanut butter, yogurt and big cup of coffee. The shape of the eggs are so funny !





I also had chicken and green beans, twice. Not exciting at all. Once with ketchup and once I made chicken salad with a tiny bit of mayo and curry. I also had my usual coconut flour pancakes for breakfast with half a banana. I had made a big batch and froze them, in anticipation of my lack of stove top. Needless to say, it was the last two !

Got in some fruit and several pieces of chocolat. Chocolate goes great with coffee.


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I forgot to take a picture of Sunday’s picnic lunch. I was at my daughter’s gymnastics competition so I took along tuna mixed with shredded carrots. Also had a yogurt, 2 clementines and an apple. I actually really like bringing my own lunch. My husband, who is completely fed up with sandwiches and no stove, was thrilled to have fries and a couple hot dogs.

In short, the meals are not very exciting, but they were relatively healthy and it is possible to eat well even without a stove, or when on the run.

Nonetheless, am very excited to have my kitchen finished… for the moment its a big, empty room ! By mid week we should have proper cooking means.



And this is a completely random photo of my cat, but he is too cute, beside me, as I write this post.


Do you find it easy to eat healthy when on the go / outside the house ? Do you like bringing your own food ?



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Comments: 7

  1. Mom February 11, 2014 at 11:50 pm Reply

    The pancakes sound great. How do you make them?

    • Karen - French Inspiration February 13, 2014 at 6:14 am Reply

      Hi mom, most of my pancake recipes are inspired from Tina at carrotsncake. She has a recipe page, with a ton of pancake recipes… check it out.

  2. Cara February 12, 2014 at 12:53 am Reply

    Hi Karen!

    I feel like you are really in the groove now with the blog. I’m very much enjoying it, and I’m getting in the groove with checking in to see if you if you’ve written anything.

    I wanted to let you know that yes, I did try the parsnips and they were wonderful. I cut them into matchsticks with some carrots and roasted them all together with a bit of oil olive and salt. Delicious, and I recommend them. I had a harder time with the spaghetti squash. I thought I might take off my hand accidentally trying to cut it open. I have a very substantial chef’s knife, but maybe I need a cleaver? Or to cook the thing for a while whole so it softens up a bit? If I can’t figure it out, it is going back to the land of forgotten vegetables, because trying to cut that thing open was seriously scary.

    We are heading to NH for school vacation, and pursuant to your question here about eating healthy on the go (but not really an answer), I’m making it a goal for the ski week to come up with some good lunches to pack for my husband and daughter when it’s time to break for lunch. I don’t downhill ski. It’s really their thing to do together, and I’ve been lackadaisical about what they are eating in the lodge, but I know it is BAD. Thanks again for the inspiration to take healthy eating up a notch. Have a great week!

    • Karen - French Inspiration February 13, 2014 at 6:13 am Reply

      Hi Cara, yes, the spaghetti squash is hard to cut – you need a very big & sharp knife.Depends where you buy it, they might be able to cut it for you. Sometimes my husband does it if the thing is really hard. For picnic lunches I always mix tune or egg with something…. rice or something similar, corn, carrots, tomato, green beans. Protein + add in does the trick and its easy to make and carry. Great replacement for sandwiches.

    • Karen - French Inspiration February 13, 2014 at 6:15 am Reply

      Thanks Cara for your comments on my blog…. can only get one post in during the week due to work. Will post this evening, check it out ! Have a great day.

  3. Teresa @ www.fitinwoodbine.com February 13, 2014 at 5:10 am Reply

    Can’t wait to see how your kitchen turns out!!!

    • Karen - French Inspiration February 13, 2014 at 6:10 am Reply

      Thanks Teresa ! Me too… can’t wait to get back into regular eating. Paper plates and microwave has their limits !

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