Thanksgiving Edition [WIAW 17]

Hi friends, happy What I Ate Wednesday — thanks (as always) to Jenn for hosting us.

See, I told ya I’d get back to the food :) But I should tell ya that I saw my sports medicine doctor yesterday about my knee.

Diagnosis: pre-patella bursitis… aka too much running, not enough icing.
Treatment: cycle, ice, rest… repeat.
Verdict: see you Sunday 13.1… boo yeah!

I am super happy that it’s nothing serious and I’ll be able to run (maybe not as fast) but at least run on Sunday. But enough about that… it’s time to get to some deliciousness. Today I’m sharing a selection of fall/Thanksgiving/comfort food from my long weekend: warm bowls of oatmeal, hearty soups, pumpkin, apples, baking and Halloween treats.

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Pumpkin oatmeal topped with dried cranberries, walnuts and pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin oatmeal

Mom’s split-pea soup… it may not look like much, but it’s the best.

Pea soup

Honeycrisp apples.


Homemade bread 

 and raspberry jam

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Turkey, pear compote

, cranberry, stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes, green beans… a Thanksgiving feast!

Thanksgiving plate1

Two pictures are necessary because you bet there were seconds…

Thanksgiving plate2

Chocolate bark… recipe coming your way tomorrow!


It was certainly a yummy weekend!


Questions of the day…

What are some of your favorite fall foods?

Did anyone watch the Biggest Loser premiere last night?! Tears and inspiration already. 



62 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Edition [WIAW 17]

  1. Yay! I’m so happy to hear about your knee/running news! No matter at which speed – you’ll be running the half-marathon so congrats!
    Aside from the turkey [you know me] your Thanksgiving food looks so good! Any vegetarian leftovers you might send my way ;)? I’ve never had stuffing before but it sounds interesting.

    1. Thank you lovely! I seriously tried to convince the family to eliminate the turkey all together and make a lentil loaf but they were not on board. When I have my own Thanksgiving…
      Stuffing is my “guilty” Thanksgiving pleasure and my dad makes the best!

  2. That’s awesome news about your knee! I’m glad you’ll still be able to run this weekend. :D

    Your Thanksgiving dinner looks so good! We just finished all our turkey leftovers last night and I’m so bummed haha.

    My favourite fall foods are apples, roasted squash, pumpkin oatmeal, apple oatmeal, roasted root vegetables, chili, and hearty soups!

  3. I love how split pea soup tastes so much better than it looks– definitely one of my favorites.
    All of your fall-themed eats look incredible, especially the chocolate bark. Can’t wait to see your recipe!

  4. Not good about your knee but at least it is nothing too serious. It isn’t fair sometimes, do good and ‘overtrain’ and your body punishes you, go figure!

    Loving your pumpkin oatmeal it looks delicious! Here we are into Spring so I am loving that Mangoes have come into season as well as berries too. Now for the weather to improve and actually be warm like it is supposed to and I will be even happier! <3

    1. You’re right but at least I am still “good to go” and it certainly could be worse. Oh I am so jealous that berries are in season. Confession: I’ve still been buying raspberries hehe

  5. I’m glad you’re going to be able to run this weekend. Injuries suck, no doubt about it. You’ll be much better off running as little as possible this week. You’ve put in the training and resting can be considered part of your taper.

  6. I am happy for you thayou cn run! This oatmeal combo sounds very nice! I am always looking for new oatmeal recipes. This one really sounds worth trying even though I am not the biggest walnut enthusiast ;-)

  7. Yay for being able to run! That’s great news, girl! :D I’m actually really looking forward to hearing about how you do… and guess what I did the other day?!!? ;)

    Oh, and I’ve come to the conclusion that split pea soup, while delicious, will never photograph well.

  8. Yay, so excited you’ll be able to run! That’s wonderful news! Mmmm…Thanksgiving eats!!! Thanksgiving happens to be one of my favorite holidays. All your eats look fabulous and it’s getting me even more exciting for Thanksgiving!

  9. Everything looks delicious! You definitely had a good Thanksgiving meal. I should have taken pics of mine but I forgot! It was too tasty and I had to dive right in. haha. Glad your knee is ok and you can do the run this weekend! Good luck!

  10. Yay for being able to run this weekend!! Your Thanksgiving foods look awesome! I’m having a small obsession with honeycrisp apples these days. I packed a bunch of them in my bag for my work trip so I wouldn’t miss out!

  11. Yum! Your Thanksgiving feast looks delicious (and so traditional). It warms my heart to see bloggers still eating meat and bread since those things seem to be so taboo!

    1. Thanks Emily! I am actually going to celebrate again… in the form of “Thanksgivukkah”. American Thanksgiving falls on the first day of Hannukah so even more food!

  12. YAY!!!! I’m so happy for you :). I will be anxiously awaiting Instagram/ blog/ smoke signal updates on the race!!!! I love the Biggest Loser (I know some people have mixed thoughts on it and the image it projects, but I find it super inspirational) … I was still at work while it was airing, sadly, but I have it recorded for the weekend!

  13. Those mashed sweet potatoes are calling my name! Good thing I have some delicata squash currently heating up right now or else I wouldn’t know what to do with myself ;)

    The homemade chocolate looks really good! We make homemade chocolate about every week at my house (except I’m guessing yours will be coconut-free!).

  14. So glad to hear about the knee buddy- enjoy the run this weekend!

    Amazing looking eats…that turkey! My mum makes a split pea soup with curry in it- so good! Looking forward to that chocolate recipe tomorrow ;) And how did I miss that homemade bread recipe?

  15. That Thanksgiving dinner has me super excited for our holiday next month! Yum! And we were both on the same brain wave with featuring pumpkin oatmeal this WIAW. So glad you will be running the half! I was nervous for ya. You’re gonna be great! You and Cori seeing the doc is really making me think I should go….

  16. First & foremost, I am so happy to hear that there wasn’t nothing too serious wrong with your foot. I know hard you’ve been training, so this news pretty much makes my whole day!

    Second – Can I be invited to your Thanksgiving next year? Oh & if so – promise to make me that bowl of pumpkin oats for breakfast :)

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