18 Percent

November 16, 2011

After a quick hot apple + granola bar crumble snack, guess who went to BIKRAM YOGA!? Me. And willingly. I love the heat and I love my friend Seamane, who goes weekly to Wednesday’s class. And I also got a free class pass for my birthday month (yes, I realized that is over, but it’s good for 30 days past!).

The class was actually the best Bikram I’ve been to – thanks to Kirk, a super laid back (relatively) instructor who did not bark or yell at us.

I still hated the opening arm breathing.

I still hated the flip and flop savasanas in-between the second half floor poses.

But the rest of it I liked.  And that, my friends, is good!

I came home to a brewfest going on

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The Dogfish 120 Minute IPA is hard to get your paws on. And expensive! So expensive I’m not telling how much Matt paid for this, but I can assure you it was worth it.

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This beer is 18% alcohol. More than a glass of wine! But it tastes incredible. Sticky, toffee, hoppy good.

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I love the 90 Minute as well!

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Dinner tonight was equally good.

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I don’t buy cauliflower that much, mostly because it’s expensive (did you just read about that beer above? Hypocrite.) and it’s white. It doesn’t seem all that vegetably to me. But it IS very good for you. And if you buy expensive beers, it’s pretty cheap stuff. So I bought some at Saturday’s farmer’s market and knew exactly what I would do with it: make Whole Foods cauliflower. Luckily a famous Pea Mama already copy-catted the recipe for me!

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But first. Let me tell you something depressing and something gross.

Somebody who had recently consumed an 18% beer grabbed a super thin tea towel to use as a pot holder and dropped the ENTIRE PAN on the floor!!! And somebody else did not clean the floors today. Or yesterday. Or the day before.

A few tears might have been shed. But then we just drank more 18% beer, checked it for giant crumbs , dirt or hairs, and put it back in the oven to kill any bacteria.

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And then we ate it. So sue me. That’s how good MamaPea’s recipe was! [And for the record, I didn’t see any dirt or hairs, so our floors must have been pretty clean! #thisiswhyimgladidonthaveadog

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The second equally delicious part of dinner were our bison burgers. Matt made two Rosemary Garlic buns at the bakery today. This was the BEST burger bun EVER!! The rosemary was just incredible. I swear it wasn’t the 18% – it was the bun!

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Mine was slider-size and it was perfect.

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With dinner we also enjoyed a beer our Pennsylvania blog friends brought us, because 18% is too much to enjoy with food ;)

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Time for more Lord of the Rings!

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1 Jen November 16, 2011 at 8:59 pm

This post cracked me up! I have definitely eaten dropped items off the floor before… never a whole tray though!

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2 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious November 17, 2011 at 6:31 am

The 5 second rule applies in our house!

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3 The healthy hipster November 16, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Mmm…yoga should always be followed by sliders and a tasty IPA. That’s what I call a healthy balance ;)

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4 Krissy - Shiawase Life November 16, 2011 at 9:00 pm

I LOVE Bikram Yoga Charlottesville :D

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5 KathEats November 16, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Haha. I promise to go with you sometime too!

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6 Krissy - Shiawase Life November 16, 2011 at 9:18 pm
7 Candice November 16, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I will take my dogs any day over some cauliflower.

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8 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. November 16, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Haha! I would have totally done the same thing with the dropped cauliflower!!! Unfortunately, I have a dog and there would no doubt be hairs all over it!

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9 Molly @ RDexposed November 16, 2011 at 9:09 pm

The boyfriend was just talking all about 120 minutes IPA. I asked him what the 120 minutes was referring to. Of course the little Cicerone was able to tell me-120 minutes of continuously adding hops. Too many minutes for my palate!

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10 KathEats November 16, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Oh but have you HAD it!?

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11 Molly@RDexposed November 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I want to say that I have tried the 90. Do I need to give it a try when it’s opened despite having a low hop tolerance?

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12 KathEats November 17, 2011 at 9:27 am

I used to hate all IPAs – too bitter, too dry. But I’ve grown to love the high alcohol ones thanks to Matt’s. I LOVE the 90 and the 120 is a bit TOO strong, but I love it too. The bitterness and hops are outdone by the sweet malt

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13 Molly @ RDexposed November 17, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Ok, I’ll give it another whirl! Cheers!

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14 Angel7 November 16, 2011 at 9:10 pm

I like making mashed cauliflower–like mashed potatoes–with cream cheese and sour cream.

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15 Vanessa November 16, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Looks SO good. If my cauliflower looked that good I probably would eat it anyway too!

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16 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 16, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Oh that’s awful about dropping the cauli. That picture of it on the floor says it all :(

At least the beer sounds wonderful :)

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17 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) November 16, 2011 at 9:14 pm

So jealous you got it! But so happy to read you liked it.

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18 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 16, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I love cauliflower! It’s so versatile in flavors. The burger looks amazing! I hope you have a great night.

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19 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 16, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I would have done the SAME thing with that cauliflower – it looks delicious and booze kills bacteria.

Those high gravity beers are some of my favorite flavors, but I wish they could make them LOW gravity. I want to have more than 1 and be able to… errrr… cook without dropping stuff. :)

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20 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) November 16, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Haha, 5 second rule! Dirt is natural, probably some extra nutrients! ;) Your dinner looks deeelish. I have two heads of cauliflower in the fridge that I need to use ASAP. I was feeling a little ambitious at the grocery store. Oops! :)

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21 Ivy November 16, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I HATE the flip flop savasanas in Bikram too! They are so inconvenient and ruin the flow for me. Also give me headaches!
ugh

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22 Lee November 16, 2011 at 9:27 pm

5 second rule totally applies! Or however long it takes you to pick it up off the floor.

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23 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 16, 2011 at 9:29 pm

18% edited by Matt?? Hahaha you all must be having a good evening. And I hate the same things about Bikram, the arm breathing hurts my neck! And the savasanas are just obnoxious! Haha but I still love the class overall!

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24 kathleen @ the daily crumb November 16, 2011 at 9:29 pm

i would have eaten in too! 5 second rule. and you’re right, heat kills anything that would be problematic.

i love, love, love yoga but just cannot get into bikram. i’m more of a flowy vinyasa girl :)

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25 Emily Ruth November 16, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Hey there, I don’t really comment much but I read this and laughed out loud in the library because it sounds like something I would totally do! Good food’s too expensive to go to waste ;) That cauliflower looks amazing even after hitting the floor. I love making mashed cauliflower with lots of garlic!

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26 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 16, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Hahah that cauliflower looks fantastic! I would have done the same :)

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27 jojo November 16, 2011 at 9:35 pm

5 sec rule! :) :)
I’ve done bikram several times in the past and liked it. Well, I like how it feels AFTER. I feel like I sweat out everything (stress, negativity, etc) and feel refreshed afterwards. Also because the room is so warm, my muscle gets looser, i.e. allows me to be more flexible! Don’t like how it feels when I enter the room though~

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28 Katherine November 16, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I’m glad you still ate the cauliflower. I figure some floor germs are good for the immune system, right? Our dog significantly decreases the crumbage (not sure if that is a word!) around here! Haha! Whenever we are at someone’s house that doesn’t have a dog and my kids are consuming any sort of food, I always think how nice it would be if our dog was around! She tracks in plenty of her own dirt (and lots of hair!). but helps me in my efforts to keep the kitchen floor decent. :)

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29 KathEats November 16, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Haha – good point! Apparently cats kill roaches and spiders too :)

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30 Kristie November 17, 2011 at 10:47 am

Good cats? Because mine just bats them around and then watches them crawl away while meowing at us to get them for her. :)

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31 Susan November 17, 2011 at 11:37 am

Yes, I have a cat who is a great spider eater!

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32 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) November 16, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I may or may not have done the same thing with roasted veggies falling on the floor…. oops :)

That bison burger looks divine. If there has been one thing I have been “craving” during pregnancy it is definitely red meat. Your burger is making me drool.

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33 Farah November 16, 2011 at 9:37 pm

You had me cracking up with this post:) THANK YOU!!!! I needed IR on a dreary day like today in Boston – and after studying all day! Have a great night Kath!:)

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34 Deny November 16, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I live down the street from Dogfish Head Brewery :) its stanky. The 120 is a delight, you might also like Olde School,its similarly yummy and also a ‘hammer’ ya only need one! lol. is it hard to get DFH in Cville?

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35 KathEats November 16, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Not that hard, but the rare ones are obviously hard to get a hold of

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36 lynn @ the actor's diet November 16, 2011 at 9:37 pm

dog fish ale IS expensive. it’s weird how i don’t even drink alcohol and i know that!

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37 Farah November 16, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Sorry – that was meant to say “it” – not IR. It was the evil iPhone spellcheck ….

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38 Jess@atasteofconfidence November 16, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I love dogfish head anything! 120 is great though.

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39 Mary Legare Whaley November 16, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Bahaa! I’ve tried the Dogfish 18% myself. It’s great. Probably not a good idea after sweating out all of the water you’ve consumed over the last 5 days…but it’s so flavorful. I love cauliflower. I hear it comes in purple. Purple potatoes are great, but I haven’t stumbled across purple cauliflower…yet. I’m sure I just need to be more observant at Whole Foods. How do you push through a Bikram class? I just can’t fathom it. It’s too twisted for me, and it just sounds dangerous. It reminds me of that sweat camp where all those people passed out and I think some died? I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer, but I don’t get it. I struggle enough in my 2 hour spin classes! <—with Powerade and a fan. More power to you though. I'd be very proud of myself if I could stick it out!

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40 KathEats November 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm

oh gosh, scary sweat camp? I like hotness so the heat doesn’t bother me that much.

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41 Mary Legare Whaley November 17, 2011 at 8:42 am

Haha! I guess it couldn’t be THAT terrible, especially since there’s such a huge devoted following. But the heat definitely isn’t for me. I am a wimp!

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42 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles November 16, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Your blog brought a smile to my face! Hot yoga…not so much…overheating and excerise for me don’t mix!

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43 Jen November 16, 2011 at 10:04 pm

I hate that part of Bikram too and haven’t been to a class in ages.

Hey, your human! Who hasn’t picked up food from the floor. I’m sure even if yours wasn’t swept, it’s cleaner than most people’s floors. Not to mention, if you ever have kids, there’ll be WAY bigger messes than that!

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44 robin November 16, 2011 at 10:05 pm

awww alittle dirty cauliflower never killed anybody

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45 Caitlin November 16, 2011 at 10:05 pm

One time I was serving my sister ice cream from her coveted Ben and Jerry’s stash when I accidentally dropped some on the floor. Since I feared her wrath if she found out I had wasted some of her precious pint, I observed the 5 second rule and scooped it right off the floor and into her bowl. Too bad I didn’t check to see if any of our black lab’s hairs ended up in it as well. I will end this story by saying that she was not very pleased and perhaps a bit disgusted after finding some of those hairs in.her.ben.and.jerry’s! Saying they were extra protein didn’t earn me any sister points either ;)

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46 KathEats November 17, 2011 at 9:27 am

This had me going “aaaaaaaahhhh”

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47 Mama Pea November 16, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I’m so glad you liked it…even off of a dirty floor. That’s actually my serving suggestion.

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48 KathEats November 17, 2011 at 9:27 am

Hahaha. It was awesome!

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49 Jo November 16, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Funny that cauliflower’s expensive where you are. When it’s in season here, I can buy a huge Ontario cauliflower for .99! Cheap. Roasting cauliflower is a great way to prepare it. And the white vegetable rule? — forget it. Turnips are white; parsnips are near-white. There are lots of white fruits and veg — doesn’t mean they’re any less healthy.

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50 KathEats November 17, 2011 at 9:27 am

Probably because I try to buy them OUT of season!

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51 KathEats November 17, 2011 at 9:31 am

I know I know! That’s why my impression is irrational!

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52 Meaghen November 16, 2011 at 10:10 pm

This might be one of the best blog posts you’ve done. It didn’t seemed as rushed as some of your other posts are. You also seem laid back and much more relatable than usual. I know that sounds like a back-handed compliment, but this post was really enjoyable. I hope you keep these kind of posts up!

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53 Lisa November 16, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I agree. It was more relatable and real.

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54 Molly November 17, 2011 at 12:31 am

Agreed about the relatable / able to poke fun of yourself and not be perfect.

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55 Kimberly November 17, 2011 at 7:53 am

I agree too! This was one of the best posts I’ve read in a long time on this site. I love that you admitted that the food fell on the floor (that wasn’t perfectly clean!) and you still ate it. The cauliflower looks good too!

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56 sonya November 17, 2011 at 11:53 am

I was about to post the same thing! And, looks like I’m not alone!

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57 Katy November 16, 2011 at 10:13 pm

I think this might be your best post of all time! So fun!

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58 Jeanne November 16, 2011 at 10:23 pm

LOL, I love ur blog but, never comment but, had to tell you this post brought such a smile to my face!! Way to make healthy eating accessible and fun :)

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59 Clare @ sweetnsimple November 16, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Bikram Yoga is my fave!! I’ve been injured for nearly 2 months but am doing my first class back tomorrow – glad you enjoyed it! :)

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60 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 16, 2011 at 10:47 pm

I’ve totally dropped food on the floor and still ate it. NO worries. Hah.

SO glad I don’t have a dog. HAH.

LOVE LOTR!!

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61 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 16, 2011 at 10:51 pm

You have no pets so it’s totally legit! I do have a dog and will still eat stuff off the flour after a quick spot check. Shhh…the germaphobe husband doesn’t know ;)

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62 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 16, 2011 at 10:51 pm

You have no pets so it’s totally legit! I do have a dog and will still eat stuff off the floor after a quick spot check. Shhh…the germaphobe husband doesn’t know ;)

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63 Brandy November 16, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Oh, SO jealous you got the 120!!! I haven’t been able to find it here at my Whole Foods in LA, where I’ve been able to snag special DFH brews in the past… the search continues!

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64 Laura @ Backstage Balance November 16, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Yes! I love your posts like this, Kath! These posts make me smile and laugh aloud, like you’re a funny girlfriend of mine :-)
It’s refreshing to know that my boyfriend and I aren’t the only people who become tipsy hike making dinner, drop some of it on the floor and then eat it anyways!

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65 Katie of Cabbage Ranch November 16, 2011 at 11:08 pm

I appreciate it so much when life’s imperfections are revealed. Like, for example, when real people eat real floor food. Haha! We’ve all done it. Cheers to that!

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66 sarah November 16, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Ha- love the “real floor food”!

I agree- this post makes me like you even more, Kath. :)

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67 Deva @ Deva by Definition November 16, 2011 at 11:12 pm

This post had me laughing out loud. I love DFH 90 minute but haven’t bought the 120 minute. there’s a HUGE international grocery north of me that has it – I just haven’t been brave enough (and because the 90 minute leaves me tipsy enough, haah)!

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68 katie @KatieDid November 16, 2011 at 11:18 pm

oh thank goodness all that food didn’t have to go to waste- that would have been twice in a day! I so would have done the same thing, and actually do it often with a piece or two that drop. And we have a dog. There I said it! hah

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69 wymberley November 16, 2011 at 11:20 pm

One of the reasons I gave up my old blog was the hate mail I received when I would post about the many joys of not owning an animal. Pet hair and pee-less smelling home was a very high number on the list.
For the record, I do have a pet. He lives inside my computer on the Quiznos website doing funny songs to sell sandwiches. Very low maintenance. The beer prompted me to look into mail order microbrews!

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70 Erin November 17, 2011 at 12:46 am

Pets are certainly not for everyone. I have two cats, and if I did not already have them, I wouldn’t own any at all. I love them dearly but pets definitely are a lot of work. I hate to see people with pets when they don’t really want them. Like the Doberman three houses down from me who is always tied up out front. Breaks my heart.

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71 mel November 17, 2011 at 6:44 am

aww I have two large dogs who are the loves of my life…but saying that, I am so glad people don’t own dogs who don’t really want them. They do take alot of work and I hate when people have a pet and don’t treat it right or give it the love and attention he or she needs. To each their own! Kath- I eat food I drop all of the time if I find it is hair free! hah. I hate wasting food I make.l

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72 Sam November 16, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Been reading for years and always enjoy your posts but this was one was especially fun.

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73 JenATX November 16, 2011 at 11:51 pm

haha I love that you ate food off the floor!

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74 Khushboo November 16, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Haha ten second rule always…although I sometimes go for the thirty second rule (or however long it takes me to pick the food off the floor ;))!

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75 Alice November 16, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Love Bikram sometimes…sometimes hate it….LOVE this post.

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76 Amy November 16, 2011 at 11:59 pm

I just tried orange cauliflower for the first time. I know it sounds weird but it did taste different! Somehow buttery-er, mellower, yummier–we loved it! Going to try it mashed or maybe make a curried cauliflower soup with it. They had purple too but I wonder if it wouldn’t turn grey after its cooked? Might try it anyway just to see if it tastes different too.

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77 Jessica November 17, 2011 at 12:17 am

This is the best post in ages! Love it

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78 Erin November 17, 2011 at 12:44 am

My husband is super picky about his food. He eats most anything, but it must be fresh. Example: If he sees a new jar of peanut butter, he will ALWAYS open it instead of using up the already opened jar. He is especially particular about meat. My uncle was cooking dinner for us, and several members of our family, about four years ago. He made an Ina Garten chicken recipe and dropped the entire pan on the floor. Luckily, no one was in the kitchen except my uncle and my mother. They picked it up and put it back in the pan. We all ate it. They ‘fessed up to me, but I told them not to tell my husband or he would not touch it. To this day he still raves about that chicken and I smile every time he mentions it because he still has no idea it ever hit the floor.

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79 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl November 17, 2011 at 1:21 am

LOL! 5 second rule (or a bit more). Well it still looks way delicious. hahaha! And 18% beer. That is pretty cool! More than my deep red cabernet sauvignon.

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80 Lea @ Healthy Coconut November 17, 2011 at 1:23 am

ha ha…last comment made me laugh.

I actually make cauliflower the same way but didn’t know it was a Wholefood’s staple. It’s great and I can eat a whole head of cauliflower by myself when it’s prepared using this recipe.

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81 Lea @ Healthy Coconut November 17, 2011 at 1:23 am

last *sentence* on the past made me laugh

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82 Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! November 17, 2011 at 2:09 am

I love cauliflower, but I love it covered in a mature cheese sauce and baked, then topped with cheese again, so it’s not the healthiest vegetable for me! It’s quite cheap over here. I did once make a lovely, creamy soup with it though!

I drop stuff on the floor and eat it all the time, I’m very clumsy!

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83 Sarah Jane MacMillan November 17, 2011 at 3:45 am

Kath you are brave to eat that off of the floor! I will usually eat food that is more “hard” such as peanuts that have fallen or m&ms. I can’t bring myself to eat wet food but that is awesome that you don’t waste!!

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84 Tricia November 17, 2011 at 4:16 am

I am so supportive of you eating this cauliflower. I pawned off some floor cookies to a moocher friend and they loved them. :))

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85 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious November 17, 2011 at 6:34 am

A few weeks ago my daughter had a play date and they were sharing cookies. She came down stairs crying that her friend was mad at her. She said when she gave them both a cookie, she dropped them on the floor, and they were the last two cookies. Her friend refused to eat one. My daughter was crying, “mom, tell her the 5 second rule.”

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86 Drisana (SoulShineBlog) November 17, 2011 at 6:37 am

A little dirt never hurt anyone!

My husband and I actually just started watching the Lord of the Rings series as well with some friends who have not seen it yet. They are not my favorite movies, but entertaining for sure and sort of addicting once you start the series. Plus, I’m a total fan of second breakfast myself :)

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87 Lauren @chigallauren November 17, 2011 at 6:48 am

Loveee Dogfish Head! We have yet to get our hands on the 120 minute here in Chicago but we’re on the look out!

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88 jill November 17, 2011 at 6:54 am

Good blog post! All of your others seem so rushed.

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89 Hillary November 17, 2011 at 7:02 am

One of the best batches of cookie-bars I ever made were accidentally dropped on the floor first (I took them out to check on them, didn’t realize how heavy the pan was, and promptly dropped it everywhere. Like you, I scooped it right back up and threw it back in the oven!) Sometimes floor germs are good for the immune system, right? No? Oh, well.

Loved this post!

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90 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning November 17, 2011 at 7:28 am

Ha! This was the second blog in a row that I read this morning talking about Bikram yoga! Something must have been in the air yesterday.
The 120 is so awesome (and instantly gives you that happy buzz!)- but have you ever had Sam Adams Utopia? THAT is dangerous!

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91 KathEats November 17, 2011 at 9:30 am

I have’t seen that one!

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92 chiara November 17, 2011 at 7:29 am

I cant locate that recipe on Mama Pea’s website. Can you link to it or provide it, please? Looks amazing!

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93 KathEats November 17, 2011 at 9:30 am

I linked to it in the post!

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94 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 17, 2011 at 7:52 am

I cringe to admit this, but I once dropped a bowl of pasta with sauce on the floor. The bowl broke and there was pasta everywhere! But I was desperate, so I scooped it up and ate it anyways. It was definitely a little crunchier than it should have been, thanks to the chips of ceramic and debris that made their way into the pasta. :P

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95 Karen November 17, 2011 at 7:53 am

You had me cracking up with this post…yoga does you good, Kath! I love cauliflower and I recently slightly modified this recipe myself w/winning results. Here’s to laughing heartily at ourselves…

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96 Charise November 17, 2011 at 7:56 am

Oh, I’ve totally done that – drank half a bottle of wine, then attempted dinner and dropped or screwed something up. Don’t tell my germaphobe husband he’s eaten things that fell on the floor, haha.
I can’t believe cauliflower is an expensive veggie by you! At my farmer’s parket I can buy a big head (at least 4 servings) for similar price to 4 servings worth of broccoli, green beans, eggplant, etc., and it’s cheaper than 4 servings worth of greens, okra, and brussel sprouts. Guess it goes to show what’s more prevalent/easier to grow in different places!

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97 Emily November 17, 2011 at 8:00 am

This post was hilarious. Although when I read the title, I admittedly starting thinking about occupy wall street (is there an occupy c-ville?) I enjoyed the post way more than I think I would have, had it been about protestors.

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98 KathEats November 17, 2011 at 9:30 am

Indeed there is

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99 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count November 17, 2011 at 8:12 am

The cauliflower dish looks good. I’ll have to try it, but I’ll try not to drop it, although with clumsy me, there are no guarantees!

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100 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope November 17, 2011 at 8:32 am

I love Dogfish beer! I have yet to try the 120 minute IPA! I’ve heard it’s good though.

Haha, I loved that you ate the cauliflower off the floor! Too funny.

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101 Katie November 17, 2011 at 8:40 am

Loved this post Kath. Roasted cauliflower is so good, I have a little leftover for lunch today. With a five and six year old our house is never clean so I would have done the exact same thing with the cauliflower. I need to remember to try this recipe. How much is cauliflower in your stores? I usually pay $3-4 and consider it well worth it. Thanks for the entertaining post to brighten my morning!

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102 KathEats November 17, 2011 at 9:31 am

It’s about that much – I don’t know why I have this mental block on it!

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103 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey November 17, 2011 at 9:10 am

Loved this post – and that you ate the cauliflower off the floor!
Unfortunately for my clumsy self, I have a very hairy Aussie, and I KNOW that my floor is NEVER as clean as I want it to be. But, she’s worth it. :)

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104 Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe November 17, 2011 at 9:27 am

ZOMG – it’s been about 7 years since I’ve had Dogfish Head 120 IPA because you can’t get it around here at alllllll. And I rave about it all the time to my friends, and they are beginning to think it’s the Chupacabra of beers, that I am imagining it ever even existed. So glad you were able to experience it!

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105 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy November 17, 2011 at 9:33 am

This post made me laugh! Dinner looks fantastic!

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106 Jennifer L November 17, 2011 at 10:14 am

Ohh Dogfish Head! Have you ever tried their Midas Touch? They made it for the announcement party of an archeologist’s discovery of a drinking vessel at King Midas’ burial site that contained evidence of a drink that contained barley, grapes, and honey. Beer back then contained grapes too, I guess. Anyway, I’m sure this brew doesn’t taste a thing like the ancient one… but that’s pretty cool.

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107 katherina November 17, 2011 at 10:45 am

Cute :) Methinks cauliflower might be comparable in price to Kombuchas or Siggis or other random things in your (and most people’s) diet! It’s not so bad :)

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108 marci November 17, 2011 at 11:18 am

Dogs are worth any small inconveniences they cause. I love my doggy, best decision we’ve made as a family yet! She happens to be very clean and doesn’t shed, which is nice too.

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109 Kristina November 17, 2011 at 11:24 am

This post made me laugh out loud for reals. Especially the last line.

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110 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 17, 2011 at 11:48 am

This post just made my day. I’ve never been huge on cauliflower because it’s boring &, like you said, it’s white. And then I had the Whole Foods cauliflower, which I would be content to eat bowls and bowls of. So I am ECSTATIC that you made it and shared the link to the recipe. SO EXCITED. Thanks!

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111 Jessica November 17, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Dogfish Head can do NO wrong!!! Their World Wide Stout is my absolute favorite….their beer is really the only thing that REALLY sucks about finding out about a gluten intolerance :’(

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112 Kristin November 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Dogfish Head can do no wrong. Peanut Butter Vodka? Peanut Butter Vodka!

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113 Megan @ Newly Wife November 17, 2011 at 2:23 pm

That last line made me giggle. Thanks! :)

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114 Jamie November 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Loveeee that beer! We won a bottle at our local World of Beer during one of their brewery nights and have been saving it for a special occasion! That 18% will get you- that’s for sure!

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115 Kate G. November 17, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Yo hey! I wasn’t much of a cauliflower fan, myself, but I started eating it because it’s high in iron (I think?) (I have low iron levels and heard somewhere that cauliflower has a decent amount of iron…anyway.)

Have you tried Bittman’s cauliflower with pasta? (http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/06/recipe-of-the-day-pasta-with-cauliflower/) It’s quick, easy, and better than the sum of its parts. YES!

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116 KathEats November 17, 2011 at 3:19 pm

I haven’t seen that recipe, but it sounds good!

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117 Pamela | Girl Gone West November 17, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Hah, you should get drunk more often, Kath! This post cracked me up, thanks. :)

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118 Elise Franco November 18, 2011 at 8:30 am

I haven’t had this in years. I can’t even remember how it taste like but I sure do remember that I liked it very much. Mouthwatering.

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119 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings November 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Ha! Thanks for the Real Life Laugh :)

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120 Ally November 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm

120 minute IPA is one of my favourite beers. I think I paid about $24 for a bottle at a bar here in Toronto…worth every penny!

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