Saturday Lunch Live

June 7, 2008

Kath Eats Grilled Veggies!!

(Sorry I say "um" so much!!)

And the salad that followed –

Components:

  • Baby spinach
  • Homemade balsamic-lime dressing
  • Grilled zucchini, squash, turnip, carrot + bell pepper
  • Avocado
  • Goat cheese
  • Raspberries

On the side I had an end piece of Rudi’s Honey Wheat with some pesto + homemade hummus (from Karen)

And a perfectly ripe peach!

Workout

Around 10:30 the husband and I ran to the gym (about 2.2 miles), spent 20 minutes in the AC doing light cardio (him rowing, me ellipticaling) and ran home. It was a fun way to get outside and enjoy someone else’s freezing air conditioning.

Off to enjoy more Satur day !

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1 Richelle June 7, 2008 at 2:26 pm

I could eat grilled veggies all day long.. never tried them in a salad though!

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2 VeggieGirl June 7, 2008 at 2:28 pm

Fun video post :0) Love all the grilled vegetables!!

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3 Amy June 7, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Hey kath, I’m a long-time reader but a first time commenter, I just wanted to tell you that your biceps look amazing! As does your salad! :)

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4 Jenn June 7, 2008 at 2:45 pm

I was going to day the exact same thing as Amy! Your arms look seriously great.

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5 Jenn June 7, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Great video! I have never tried grilled veggies in a salad, I usually just cut them up raw…but they look great served your way too!

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6 Kate(the teenager) June 7, 2008 at 2:52 pm

I am so glad that grilling season is now under way!

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7 eliza June 7, 2008 at 3:06 pm

I was just wondering..I waitress during the summer and I was wondering if I could count this towards my steps in a day for exercise? what do you think??

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8 susan June 7, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Great video!

Do you wash out the dressing container everytime or reuse the dressing?

Doesn’t taste acidic with no oil in the dressing?

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9 melissa-little runner June 7, 2008 at 3:31 pm

Hey Kath,

I just wanted to say you are lovely! Inside and out! For once, I can finally relate to your NC weather; it feels like 99 (actual 95) here in NYC. I am enjoying the roof deck and refusing to turn on the central air until I can’t take it anymore.

Hope the rest of your weekend is glorious!

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10 Kelly T June 7, 2008 at 3:43 pm

i wish my gym was close enough to run to. I’m always conflicted as to whether i should drive there to do cardio, or just run around my neighborhood and save the drive. doing both together would be perfect but, alas, way too far away.

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11 Katy June 7, 2008 at 3:50 pm

i love the video – thanks for sharing. grilled veggies are great – did you close the lid to the grill or do you normally leave it open? we always close ours between flipping things – but it looked like you left yours open and i was just wondering why.

Thanks!

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12 jimmi June 7, 2008 at 3:57 pm

kath –

once again, you are ferocious. i work in television in LA and just wanted to tell you that i think you’re videos are 20x more compelling than some of the crap i do. i should have my assistant call your assistant to set something up.

AND you look amazing. thanks for the super cool video.

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13 Kate June 7, 2008 at 4:06 pm

your arms are looking fierce, kath!

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14 kitamaria June 7, 2008 at 5:09 pm

Hey Kath! LOVE your site. have been a reader for a looong time. Anyway, totally random question, but all your pix and videos looks so amazing. NC looks like a gorgeous place to live. We are actually considering a relocation to Charlotte or Raleigh in a few years (but that means I have to take another Bar Exam). Do you LOVE living in NC?? We are in California, but very ready to leave.

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15 Lauren June 7, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Kath,

Thanks for the book link. what was it about the book that you disagree with?

Also, do you ever feel sick of cooking? I like to eat healthy like you but even making oatmeal requires more time and cooking than cereal. All the salads you make def. make more dishes and work. Do you ever get tired? I am having that problem.

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16 VTgirl June 7, 2008 at 8:29 pm

awww i love the video!! so cute and fun to watch!!!

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17 Phoebe June 7, 2008 at 9:15 pm

Wow that is such a cute video! I LOVE your accent. I just love Southern accents (total Yankee here actually . . . born in Boston) and yours is kind of subtle but a real joy to listen to!

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18 Julz June 7, 2008 at 10:01 pm

You look so Radiant and absolutely lovely with the sunlight! Loved the birds in the background too :)

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19 Julz June 7, 2008 at 10:17 pm

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Recipe
Heidi notes: First off, remember it is important to use good-quality whole-milk yogurt. The version in David’s book is Vanilla Frozen Yogurt. This time around I skipped out on the vanilla, opting for straight, bright white yogurt with the sweetness playing off the tang of the yogurt. I also used slightly less sugar than called for here, more like 2/3 cup – but you can go either way depending on what you like.

3 cups (720g) strained yogurt (see below) or Greek-style yogurt
3/4 cup (150g) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Mix together the yogurt, sugar, and vanilla (if using). Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

To make 1 cup (240g) of strained yogurt, line a mesh strainer with a few layers of cheese cloth. then scrape 16 ounces or 2 cups (480g) of plain whole-milk yogurt into the cheesecloth. Gather the ends and fold them over the yogurt, then refrigerate for at least 6 hours. So, for the above recipe start with and strain 6 cups of yogurt.

Makes about 1 quart.

Of course you can change the sugar content but I bookmarked this article and thought that you and Matt would totally have a blast with all of the different variations… Mango, Honey, Lemon, Cardamom, I don’t know, Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, Peanut Butter, OATMEAL (haha, joking… Well, maybe not…), Banana, anything!

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/a-frozen-yogurt-recipe-to-rival-pinkberrys-recipe.html

Bon Appetite!

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20 working June 7, 2008 at 11:41 pm

Kath, how does your husband like his bike? I was thinking of getting one to take to parks and ride for fun once in awhile. Also, where did he get it? Thanks!

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21 Camille June 8, 2008 at 2:21 am

Kath!
I’ve been a reader for a while and have left comments a few times in the past. I’m leaving one now because I just have to say that you are gorgeous!! =) I love your cleancut style and wholesomeness, AND you have such a pleasant voice! I’m working towards looking as healthy and glowing as you always are and again, your blog has been such a great inspiration… It should win the best blog award for its lively entries and photos!

Great video, too! Keep making more. It’s nice to see the live action behind Katheats!

-Camille

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22 oatmeal June 8, 2008 at 6:41 am

Great video! :D And I agree–grilling veggies is way easier than grilling meat!

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23 Kath June 8, 2008 at 8:33 am

You guys are too kind!!! Thanks for all the nice comments :)

eliza ,
I would definitely factor in hours on your feet into your food intake (extra snack or so) and it counts as activity for sure. I would still aim to get a few “real” workouts in each week to get your heart pumpkin and some strength training too.

susan ,
I have 2-3 of those jars (used to hold store-bought pesto) and just put them in the dishwasher after each use. I normally make one serving of dressing at a time. Not too acidic because we use really good quality thick + sweet balsamic vinegar from Williams Sonoma – worth every penny of it’s overpriced price.

Katy,
We left it open. You only need to close when you’re really trying to cook the interior of something to doneness like meat.

jimmi ,
Thanks!!! My assistant is watching cartoons right now, so maybe your assistant should just contact me :)

kitamaria ,
Yes, I love NC. I’ve lived here my whole life and couldn’t picture “home” many other places. I love it because of the variety – it’s got the beach, rolling hills and mountains, 4 distinct seasons, a good central location. It’s really pretty and neighborhoody in the cities. Come visit!

Lauren ,
I read it a long time ago and can’t remember the specifics, but I remember the book saying you have to let yourself eat WHATEVER you want all the time and I just don’t think I would be able to maintain my weight that way because there are too many outside cultural + social factors that influence our meals other than hunger.

And I don’t really get sick of cooking. I think because we aim for variety – long meals, easy meals, different flavors + ingredients. I look forward to each one!

Julz,
Thanks for the recipe, but we don’t have an ice cream maker :(

Working,
Here’s his review of the bike: The bike is a Dahon Speed D7. I was searching around on eBay and found some bike store in NY called Brands Cycle and Fitness who was selling it for $60 less than the company website! They even hooked me up with a warranty so that one year of regular maintenance is covered, and because I don’t live nearby they’ll reimburse me if I take to a store around here. Sweet!

Pretty comfortable ride too – wouldn’t recommend for super long rides, but it’s excellent for leisurely riding, quick errands, and commuting.

Phoebe ,
I was born in Boston!! My parents are both yankees so I don’t have that down south twang that some of my friends do. And going to college with people from all over the country (and world) I lost more of my southern accent, but people tell me it’s still there!

Camille,
Thanks for your comment :)

Kath

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24 working June 8, 2008 at 9:24 am

Kath, thanks for the review. I will check it out. I haven’t biked since I was a kid so I don’t really plan on doing super-long rides, but just around town and such.

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25 Anne P June 8, 2008 at 9:31 am

you = adorable! love the video :)

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26 Amy June 8, 2008 at 4:45 pm

What a great video, Kath and some wonderful tips. It’s fun to see you on video :)

Sometimes I blanch my carrots before grilling them because it makes them go a little faster and they’re done at the same time as the other veggies. But I like the idea of putting them in the hot spot too. Great tips! Now I want to make some grilled veggies.

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27 lexi June 8, 2008 at 8:50 pm

kath,
thanks for the visual and i just wanted to say you look stunningly BEATIFUL!!

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