All In One

November 14, 2011

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Body Pump revved my appetite today – I couldn’t WAIT to eat this big salad when I got home. It’s piled high with lots of hearty toppings.

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Lettuce (dressed in olive oil and honey), leftover salmon, leftover roasted squash, big hunks of Dakota (more fun than toast on the side, methinks), dried cherries. yum.

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Served with a glass of hot tea that I forgot to drink after brewing a second cup. I turned it into roasted marshmallow tea for lunch!

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Wilbur buds…so good frozen!! I put them in the freezer – not sure why. To help them last? And they are even better with a cool crunch!

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Just cleaned the kitchen and am now dirtying it up for a Jefferson Vineyards recipe – stuffed mushrooms two ways!!

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat November 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I love frozen mini chocolate things – especially Reese cups – but usually only eat ‘em in the summertime!

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2 Angel7 November 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I need to try marshamallow tea–sounds like a great flavor!

Those Wilbur buds look delish–they melt in your mouth, and not in your hand :)

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3 Anna @ On Anna's Plate November 14, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Mmmm…salmon on salad is so good and satisfying! Happy cooking!

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4 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm

omg that salad looks SO good!! between you and julie at PBF, i’ve got a mad craving for salmon right now!

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5 kathleen @ the daily crumb November 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm

love one dish meals… less clean up, what could be better?!

i’m testing out a haricot verts with mushrooms recipe tonight. can’t wait!

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6 Anjali Shah @ The Picky Eater November 14, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Roasted marshmallow tea!! That sounds amazing. And that bread reminds me of this sunflower loaf I got at the farmer’s market this weekend. I love salads with a mix of things for lunch – so healthy, refreshing and filling.

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7 Julia November 14, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Do you mix the olive oil and honey or just drizzle them on?

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8 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Just drizzle!

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9 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl November 14, 2011 at 3:44 pm

What a great meal after a great workout! Hope you are going to share the stuffed mushroom recipe/pics with us. Love stuffed mushrooms! Especially topped with Panko. ;)

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10 Cait's Plate November 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Mmm – LOVE stuffed mushrooms! Can’t wait to see how they come out :)

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11 HRCK November 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm

It the marshmallow tea the one that you liked but didn’t love?

That salad looks so cool, and I agree that chocolate is best eaten cold! I keep my Adora disks in the freezer and enjoy a chocolatey mouthful every morning:)

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12 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Yes, but I’m warming up to it

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13 lynn @ the actor's diet November 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm

i shove all my desserts in the freezer now. they taste just as good frozen!

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14 Savannah @ Sweet and Savvy November 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Roasted marshmallow tea? Sounds delightful! :)

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15 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 14, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I love dried cherries in salads! So good :)

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16 Paige November 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Mmm, I hope you’ll be sharing the stuffed mushrooms recipes:) I’ve never made stuffed mushrooms, but I love eating them! ha

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17 Amanda November 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I usually store my chocolate in the fridge. It started because it was melting when I left it in the cabinet during the summer, but now I’m addicted to the cold taste before it gets all melty. :)

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18 PR_Cal November 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I love how you often put your leftovers on some type of greens and voila- a “new” and filling meal! I should try and do this more often. (I’m not a leftovers person)

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19 Cat @Breakfast to Bed November 14, 2011 at 4:53 pm

marshmallow tea? for real? wow, I need to get some.

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20 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm

frozen chocolate is really good-that is for sure!

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21 Morgan @ moments of mmm November 14, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I have got to learn how to make salads like you! The one I made for lunch today was sooooo boring! Then I look on here and I am in awe of how colorful and fun you make them!

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22 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm

If I could make every meal a huge salad of all my favorite foods, I would. I love all in one meals.

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23 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Yum, stuffed mushrooms are so good :) can’t wait to see what you put in them. Goat cheese is my fav stuffing.

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24 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles November 14, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I love creating two meals out of one! I often roast more veggies than I need just to have them in my salad the next day!

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25 Erika - The Teenage Taste November 14, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Marshmallow tea sounds fabulous…I hope your going to share the recipe! :-D

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26 D November 14, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Hi Kath,
Where did you get the marshmallow tea?

I have a question I hope you will be willing to discuss! What do you say to people who think you eat too much sugar? Your diet often seems to lean towards sugar/carbs…would you agree? Or do you think your diet has more protein? It seems your breakfasts are very sweet (no, not artificially, but they do contain a lot of sugar) and you often use use maple syrup or honey on salads or vegetables. Do you find that you have always done this? Or is it the bakery’s influence?

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27 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm

It’s from Adagio [http://www.adagio.com/]

My sugar intake seems to be quite the discussion in the comments this week! Let it be known that I have always had a mega sweet tooth. I get it from my mom, who we like to joke would eat spoonfuls of sugar alone if she could get her nutrition from them :) I definitely eat more carbs than protein – but don’t forget that many whole grain carbohydrates are full of protein (1/2 cup oats = 1 egg, although not completely equal in makeup) and that I only need about 50 grams of protein a day (and my meals are probably more than you think.) Just because I don’t eat grilled chicken breasts or turkey sandwiches doesn’t mean I’m not getting protein – I eat a lot of dairy, beans, eggs and fish. I really don’t add any added sugars to my breakfast – I don’t put maple syrup on my pancakes, sugar in my tea or brown sugar in my oats. I may use a sugary nut butter, but the sugar portion for 1 tbsp usually around 2-5 grams – that’s 8-20 calories and hardly significant. The drizzle of honey I put on my salads is MAYBE a half teaspoon – about 10 calories. So my point is that I may use these sugar garnishes frequently, but I use them in such small portions that I don’t think they really add up to much. Great Harvest sweets and chocolate on the other hand – yes, I have a problem. Mostly due to oversupply. Still trying to work that one out!

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28 sarah November 14, 2011 at 10:03 pm

This sudden sugar topic kind of surprised me- it seems to me that you probably eat *less* sugar than most people, even people with healthier diets, and definitely less than any other food blogger I’ve read (I’ve read a lot of them, all HLB-ish types) It’s partially evident in the way a lot of people- on the other end of the spectrum, maybe- get on your case about not eating much dessert, or that you sometimes mention you only ate a tiny amount because you only ate a tiny amount. (No, I’m not saying D is “getting on your case”, but some people obviously do) A lot of people eat dessert or something sweet after lunch, and it seems that’s almost unheard of for you. The way I see your breakfasts is that they look on the heavier or sweeter side versus eating something like eggs (savory breakfasts, which I tend to prefer) but, like you said, it’s not as though you ever add very much of anything sugary. I think they just stand out because you often use more ingredients than a lot of people probably use, myself included. If I even add pepper to my eggs, it’s an event ;)
Personally, I don’t think you eat enough dessert in the evening! :P

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29 sarah November 14, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Wait, ok, I forgot about the bakery stuff sometimes after lunch ;) That you didn’t used to do, but my point was that, overall, I still don’t think the small amounts you eat add up to “too much”. They seem normal or less-than, to me.

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30 Katherina November 15, 2011 at 7:53 am

What do you do on days that you go to Body Pump? It’s advised that you consume some form of protein, preferably a shake, within 30 minutes of finishing. I think you consume waaaay less sugar than me, since I’m actually at my cafe like 24/7 and have a similar lack of control around the baked goods, but it still makes an appearance in almost all of your meals so I can see why someone unaware of your portions and maybe looking to your eats as inspiration would find it cause for concern. Also a portion question: do you usually eat 1/2 cup of oats in the morning? Maybe it was mentioned once but I was sure you regularly ate 1/4?

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31 KathEats November 15, 2011 at 9:20 am

I have lunch right after and always have something protein-friendly in lunch – this day it was salmon and whole wheat bread with lots of seeds. Other days it’s an egg, yogurt, sardines, beans, etc.

I usually make my oats with 1/3 cup and then add a little more carbs to the top – like granola or crumbled something. If I go plain and simple oats with no topping, I use 1/2 cup.

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32 Molly @ RDexposed November 14, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Had to re-read that I was in fact seeing “roasted marshamallow tea.”
Love the Lagunitas dog glass!

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33 katie @KatieDid November 14, 2011 at 7:01 pm

I freeze all my chocolate bars. So much better for some reason!!

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34 Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day November 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm

I love your napkins…

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35 saleh November 14, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Hi Kath,

I came across your blog while browsing a few days back. I have become a fan of yours and make it a point to read what you eat and how you exercise, everyday. I am also a fitness freak and watch what I eat all the time.Sometimes it becomes a little too much for my husband to bear:).

Do keep up the good work and thanks for the wonderful pictures of everthing you do.Love it!

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36 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Thanks Saleh!! Welcome!

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37 Kel@The Kel Show November 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm

No vinegar? Sorry. I am sassy tonight and simply could not resist!

Do you get a commission for my local Great Harvest? Because you should!

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38 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 14, 2011 at 7:34 pm

roasted marshmallow tea for lunch looks great and I don’t know what a Wilbur Bud is…but I put just about everything in the freezer..I love the cool snappy crunch of chilled chocolate especially.

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39 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings November 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Again, love the hearty salads — beautiful and fun! You’re a great influence :)

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40 Khushboo November 15, 2011 at 12:35 am

Suddenly the green tea that I am sipping on has lost its appeal!

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41 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) November 15, 2011 at 6:29 am

I always put my chocolate (bars, chips, random chocolates etc) in the freezer. I love eating frozen chocolate over room temp. So delicious. Your mushrooms look divine!

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42 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count November 15, 2011 at 8:20 am

Nothing beats a big salad. Good idea to brew extra tea and have it cold later. I usually just brew one cup at at time!

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