2 Great Meals

June 6, 2012

‘Twas a jam-packed day!

I spent the morning packing for my trip. I swear, this is the most minimalistic and organized I have been on a trip. Let’s hope it feels that way mid-flight tomorrow! I am packing my DSLR in my suitcase (carry on) for the first time to lighten my bag a bit. It’s kind of like leaving a baby with a babysitter (sort of Winking smile )

I went for a walk too, before lunch, and made myself late for the rest of the day!


Lunch was a “Burger In A Bowl” –


Garden greens topped with a No Bull Burger, pickle, and cheese. I didn’t know how I’d feel about ketchup touching my greens, but it ended up being OK : )


The best stone fruits!




I had a chiropractic appt. this afternoon and a pre-natal massage. Heavenly and great to work out all the kinks before my flight tomorrow. My hips feel so good!

I met my friend Lindsey for a walk at the Meade Park Market

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Can’t not have a Pantheon Pop! Strawberry bomb.

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I spent the afternoon finishing up all loose ends before I leave tomorrow. I’m speaking (twice) at the conference and rehearsed…in my head.

Dinner tonight was incredible…!


Ketchup me up!


We had cod – pan-seared and seasoned with salt, pepper and some Delicious Dietitian Creole Seasoning. I bought the cod at Whole Foods – in the frozen section. What a yummy fish!


Served with a mountain of roasted red potatoes in ketchup (a spring/summer favorite of ours)


AND with our version of the kale salad I had at l’etoile this weekend! We had garden chard on the menu, but I didn’t think I could consume it all soggy-steamed. I suggested a choppy salad? Then we remembered the l’etoile method! Thus, talented chef Matt chiffonaded (is that a verb?!) the chard by hand and then tossed it in parmesan cheese (the key ingredient), a wee bit of lemon, olive oil and S+P. It was awesome!!


This dinner left me totalllllly stuffed!! #pregnancy


My flight leaves at 6:30am tomorrow, so I’ll be up very early. I’ll probably see you in Chicago!


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1 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm

your dinner looks amazing! And yoga AND a massage! perfect for pre-travel!


2 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Growing Swiss Chard in our garden…can’t wait to try it all chopped up like that with a dressing…looks delish.


3 Kelsey June 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Have fun in Chicago! It’s my home for next year when I play in the Civic Orchestra – and it’s a great place to visit:)


4 KathEats June 6, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I’m only passing through the airport, but I will wave!


5 Amanda June 6, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Pack snacks! Whenever I fly while pregnant, the motion sickness effects me more!


6 Pat June 6, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I love swiss chard fresh. I also saute it with onions, but I know that wouldn’t appeal to you. :) It also works in a souffle, basically anywhere you’d use spinach you can use chard. Can’t wait for ours to be ready to harvest.


7 KathEats June 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm

oooo a souffle would be a fun way to use up some greens!


8 samantha @ peach in the city June 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm

that fish looks AMAZING


9 Healthy Living Val June 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Your dinner looks so simple and fresh. I finally found some good organic ketchup with no HFCS – so yay. It’s definitely popsicle time! Jelly 😉


10 Lace @ Real Food Quest June 6, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Loving this idea on how to prepare kale. It’s a new veggie in my house so I am interested in different ways to use it. This is on the top of the list to try!


11 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm

roasted red potatoes in ketchup, the stone fruit, the popsicle….it all looks great!

Safe travels & I cannot imagine checking my dslr. Gulp. I wish you and your “baby” the best :)


12 Grace @ Grace Dishes June 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Looks delicious! I love a seafood and cod is one of my favorites! It goes with everything.

Potatoes are so versatile :)


13 Erin Motz June 6, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Love cod as well – white flakey fish is perfect for summer. Enjoy your flight!


14 Kimberly June 6, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I like your “burger in a bowl” idea!


15 Tamara June 6, 2012 at 8:32 pm

We get all sorts of greens in our CSA half share–I’ll have to remember this salad technique.


16 Lindsey @ Pas de Deux June 6, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Great to see you this afternoon! Have a great trip. Good luck with those two speeches :-)


17 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 4:34 am

You too!


18 Catalina @ Cake with Love June 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I can’t get enough of the cherries during the summer, I have them almost daily! I also love my roasted potatoes with lots of ketchup!


19 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 6, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I love Chicago (it’s my hometown…ish). Say hello for me as you pass through! :)


20 Kellie June 6, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I’ll be at Blogher Food too! It’s my first blogging conference and I’m really excited! Bring something warm..it’s cold in Seattle this week! Have a safe trip!


21 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 4:33 am

Oh fun! Please say hi so I’ll know it’s you!


22 Jen June 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm

You look amazing – seriously you look younger than ever! Pregnancy does you well. Safe flight!


23 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 6, 2012 at 9:50 pm

For some reason when I saw you write that it was “a jam-packed day”, I interpreted it as a jelly-related pun. Bahaha.


24 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 4:33 am
25 Angel7 June 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Will you still attend BlogHer after you have the baby? Maybe you could take Matt, your mom, or Karen with you to watch the baby :)

You are so lucky to have had a prenatal massage! I want a prenatal massage really bad! Maybe sometime in the future.

Have a safe trip, Kath!



26 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 4:33 am

Maybe in a few years if it’s East Coast…probably not soon though


27 lynn @ the actor's diet June 6, 2012 at 10:48 pm

i always wonder how you travel w your big camera! my husband makes his living on his too and he always leaves it behind b/c it’s so bulky.


28 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 4:32 am

Normally in a rolling briefcase, but since I have a carry on suitcase this time, I didn’t want to do double roll


29 Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana June 6, 2012 at 11:15 pm

I’m thinking of getting a prenatal massage to help with some of my hip discomfort too! Good to know that it worked for you :) Safe travels to you!


30 Tiffany June 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Have a safe flight tomorrow!

What herbs did you put on the potatoes? What temperature did you roast them on? Sounds so good! I’m going to make some this week :) Thanks!

By the way I have been having Cheddar and Jam sandwiches for lunch! So delicious! I love melting the cheese on the bread.

I’ve heard melted cheese is more fatty than when its in whole form…from the perspective of an RD is that true? (Considering the melted and whole cheese are the same ounce per ounce)


31 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 4:32 am

400* for about 30 minutes – and they were covered in thyme from our garden!

Cheese is cheese no matter which forms it’s in – unless you blot or drain off the grease after it melts (which doesn’t sound very fun!)


32 Khushboo June 6, 2012 at 11:22 pm

The massage sounds heavenly- good idea on getting it before getting on a flight!


33 Michelle (Peachy Palate) June 7, 2012 at 12:39 am

Some lovely eats! I’m with you on the cherries and peaches, can’t get enough of them! Have a safe trip :)


34 Elisabeth June 7, 2012 at 12:46 am

I love doing roasted red potatoes with ketchup in the summer, too! I toss mine with olive oil, S&P and fresh rosemary from my herb garden – delicious :)


35 mary @ minutespermile June 7, 2012 at 5:13 am

oh, tasty fish! it’s on the menu for me this weekend- thanks for the inspiration!


36 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 7, 2012 at 7:08 am

Lunch looks perfect to me. Have a great flight!


37 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 7, 2012 at 7:16 am

Your dinner looks delicious! Those roasted potatoes look amazing. I’ve been on quite the potato kick lately. Roasted potatoes are my favorite :)


38 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning June 7, 2012 at 7:21 am

Oh! I’ll be in Chicago next weekend- it’s a bday gift from my hubby ! I’ve never been and am so excited. Please post any info about restaurants you find that you like! I know there’s about a million, but it’s always great to get a good recommendation!
Safe travels!


39 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 8:13 am

I’m just at the airport!!


40 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning June 7, 2012 at 8:37 am

D’oh! I’m an idiot- I misunderstood. Have fun in Seattle (which is an amazing city-one of my faves!!)


41 Ingrid June 13, 2012 at 9:34 am

Lauren, did you already come to Chicago? I can give you tons of recommendations, if you’d like, it’s an awesome city!


42 Katie June 7, 2012 at 7:30 am

You don’t even look pregnant in those pictures! We had grilled Swai the other night with a fruit salsa and grilled/baked red & sweet potatoes. We love roasted potatoes, so good with fresh herbs. Love the lemonader. I kept looking at this word because I’m reading a book with my kids about a dog named Tippy Lemmey, but I said Tippy Lemony the first time I read the title and now I can’t stop saying it! Enjoy your trip. Glad you feel organized. Do you think your dream affected your packing?


43 Erica June 7, 2012 at 8:27 am

Burger bowls are one of my favorite meals. Quick, easy & tasty- can’t beat it. Those potatoes look pretty darn good too. Hope you have a great trip


44 Amanda @ flecksofgreen June 7, 2012 at 10:39 am

Wow what a busy day before traveling! Your lunch looks delicious–I actually just took a burger out of the freezer this morning to defrost for dinner tonight! And I was also planning on putting it over lettuce :)


45 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 7, 2012 at 11:02 am

Love your “burger in a bowl!” Kale salad looks great too!


46 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I love doing burgers in a bowl! I love salads with a burger on top.


47 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 8, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Yum! I have a serious ketchup addiction, so ketchup is allowed to touch any and all of my greens :)


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