Liv 2 Chew

June 13, 2008

How is it 5:00 and I’ve barely knocked a thing of my to-do list!?!? Shesh!

Lunch was amazing. I was planning on a mid-afternoon smoothie so I kept it to a one-dish salad.

Chopped Salmon + Wheatberry Salad:

  • 1/2 cup cooked wheatberries
  • 1/2 can salmon
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach, chopped
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil
  • Dressing: half a lemon, 1 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp dijon, 1/2 tsp brown sugar, S+P

Lunch Part II

I met my friend Mercedes for a smoothie around 2:30 – I got the Mangosteen from Smoothie King again. I don’t know if I can ever order anything else! It’s just got this strange tropical kick to it. I love the texture too.

HOW DARE THEY SAY THIS!!!!!!! My loyalty is being questioned!!


On my way home I took a trip to the grocery store for some weekend items and saw ice cream was BOGO free . I can bypass that offer in the winter and spring, but in the summertime, isn’t it a requirement to have ice cream in your freezer!? I used to eat all the slow churned loaded kinds, but have recently switched my ice cream philosophy to all-natural. I got the Neopolitian because I couldn’t decide between vanilla and strawberry (I’m not usually a fruited ice cream person but have been craving strawberry ice cream for some reason). And Mint Chocolate Chip is just unbeatable.

Confession : I LOVE it when you bring ice cream home from the store and it’s all melted on the sides. I’m a big fan of slightly melted ice cream. I took a spoon swipe around the vanilla and strawberry before it went into the freezer :mrgreen:

While at the grocery store I also participated in 2 wine tastings , 4 kinds each. Probably had about 4 oz of wine? Yum! It’s hard to pass down free wine samples.

I’m going to try to fit in a quick paper in the next hour before the hub comes home. Then I rented the movie Juno to watch tonight for a relaxing evening in <3

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1 Allie June 13, 2008 at 4:13 pm

Yum – that soupy part of thawing ice cream is definitely my favorite too! I think that’s why I love soft serve so much – it’s all melty… and great on the free wine score!

I wish I had a Smoothie King out on the west coast – the angel food was my fave!


2 chandra June 13, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Juno was SUCH a good movie!! I hope you like it!


3 Justy2003 June 13, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Oooo…that ice cream is giving me a craving…mint chocolate chip is my FAVORITE!
I agree with you…chewing is NOT overrated. I’d much rather eat my calories than drink them.
Wish my grocery store gave free wine tastings…maybe I just don’t go at the right times…hmmmm….
Juno was a great movie! My boyfriend went in thinking he was gonna hate it (because it involves a pregnant girl so it MUST be a chick flick, right?) and came out saying it was one of the funniest movies he’d seen in a while. Definitely our type of humor. Hope you guys enjoy it, too!


4 Romina June 13, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Haha… “Chewing is overrated”. Love it


5 Danielle June 13, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Lunch looks amazing, as usual :). As an avid reader who is temporarily leaving the blogosphere to begin my study abroad journey I just wanted to say a “see you later” and wish you luck with your classes. I will definitely hurry back as soon as I can!


6 Meghan June 13, 2008 at 5:11 pm

Just watched Juno last night for the third or fourth time…it’s a great movie! The smoothie looks great…mango…yum!


7 Michele June 13, 2008 at 5:14 pm

Man, I wish they had wine tasting at MY grocery store. I’m so envious! Enjoy Juno, such a sweet feel-good movie. Excellent choice for a Friday night in. :)


8 Michele June 13, 2008 at 5:15 pm

Allie ~ the west coast has JambaJuice! Omygoodness delish.


9 Tina June 13, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Juno is such a cute movie! You guys will love it! :)


10 hk June 13, 2008 at 5:27 pm

LOVED Juno, enjoy! BOGO ice cream = summer, YAY!


11 Melissa June 13, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Kath–I was looking at the recipe from the pasta salad you made last weekend…just wondering, why did you cook the vegetables before putting them in the salad? I know my Mom has a great recipe for pasta salad, but she uses raw vegetables in hers. Thanks!
PS- Juno = awesome.


12 Amy June 13, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Yes! Ice Cream is a summertime requirement to have in your freezer! Any flavor is good for me! Good for you for having an indulgent treat in the freezer to have on occasion!


13 Chris June 13, 2008 at 6:21 pm

FYI: “all natural” doesn’t mean anything. It doesn’t necessarily mean good ingredients, good-for-you, organic, no chemicals, whatever etc… It’s just a marketing phrase. When you say your ice philosophy has changed to all-natural, what exactly is it you’re looking for? And how did you read this label to determine this meets it? Because you can’t just count on the label’s saying “all natural.”


14 Brittany June 13, 2008 at 6:46 pm

I love Juno. Hope you enjoy it!


15 Janna June 13, 2008 at 7:46 pm

Umm i’ve watched Juno 16 times in the past week. Unhealthy, i know, but I love it so much. I wish I had a cute/awkward boyfriend like Paulie Bleeker.


16 Rachie June 13, 2008 at 7:49 pm

hey kath,

How come you bought ice cream over frozen yogurt? Just wondering b/c I always pic froyo b/c I think its much better calorie & fat wise.

P.S. I always get to inspired by your salad combos!


17 Anne P June 13, 2008 at 8:04 pm

LOL, i just took the longest time trying to figure out what BOGO free meant. i finally just googled it, haha. i was like… wtf is she talking about? anyway! enjoy your ice cream :) besides coffee ice cream, neopolitan and mint choc chip are my faves :)


18 Jen June 13, 2008 at 8:39 pm

Kath, you would love my freezer – it never keeps ice cream at the consistency that I want…it’s always just a little too much on the soft side. Hope you enjoy Juno – it’s a fantastic movie!


19 Kath June 13, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Danielle ,
Have a WONDERFUL time!!

Melissa ,
Just for flavor. We grilled some of them. I have always preferred lightly cooked veggies to raw ones. Hence all the grilled veggies salads I make.

Chris ,
Thanks for the warning, but my ingredient list is as follows:
Milk, Sugar, Cream, Cocoa, Strawberries, Natural Vanilla Flavoring.

The site did a good comparison:

Rachie ,
Frozen yogurt usually has just as much sugar, and you might be cutting out some fat, but the Breyers Naturals (and this HT brand I have) are lower in fat because they’re made from milk first, cream second. Plus, if you eat healthy most of the time a little saturated fat in the form of ice cream won’t hurt.

Check out the difference between this hard (as in from a carton not soft serve) fro-yo with 17 grams of sugar:

And the Breyers All Natural with only 14 grams of sugar:

And the soft serve fro-yo has 20 grams of sugar!



20 Jenn June 13, 2008 at 9:33 pm

Haha that “chewing is overrated” is a crime, seriously!! I’m a chewy girl like you :)

I think you will like Juno — I laughed the whole way through and then cried a bit, too!


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