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April 1, 2011


[Said in the Mrs. Doubtfire accent πŸ˜‰ ]

Today has been a bit crazy – up to my neck in interior signage, merchandising units and furniture choices. I was still in my PJs having serious business discussions with Matt when I realized I had better shower in order to make my lunch date with Amy!


Bike bike bike! I’m on a bike! [Bicycle rights!] Did you know I now chant that in my head when I pedal?! I figured since the weather is nice and I have 2 bike outings and one walking outing scheduled that going to the gym was not in the plans. I much prefer active living!

Amy and I met at Now & Zen, a new sushi restaurant downtown that caters to the in & out crowd.




They had a case of freshly made sushi packaged up in rolls of 3 – so you could try two kinds!


I got an Alaskan and a Spicy tuna, both had white rice and the tuna had green onions [] but they were good overall. I like sushi, but I don’t love it. I think because it’s compact and gone so fast!


So was my cup of lemongrass soup!! Souper spice!


I also tried a sample wasabi peanut and a brownie sample bite for dessert


It was a good lunch – and inexpensive too! Only $7.30 for all of this [savings on water to drink and counter service].


After lunch Amy and I walked around the block to take in our pretty city (which is awfully windy today!) and then it was bike, bike, bike back home.

Matt and I are about to go run some errands (they never end!) and then we’re out on the town for the Frist Friday Gallery Crawl this evening!

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1 Kristi @ KristiAteIt April 1, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I’m jealous you have bike weather…it’s cold and rainy here! One of my favorite rolls is Spicy Tuna..yumm! The other is Philadelphia roll, which is smoked salmon and cream cheese! Now I’m craving it…


2 Johanna B April 1, 2011 at 1:37 pm

We have a great First Friday ArtWalk here in Topeka. I love to go in the spring and summer when it’s still light outside. Last July my daughter was the featured artist (photography) at the Upstage Gallery. It was her first show and of course I was the proud mama. Hope you have fun.


3 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey April 1, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Mmm… sushi! I love it. However, it is rather difficult to find sushi made with brown rice (my preference), otherwise I would definitely eat it more often!



4 Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East April 1, 2011 at 1:38 pm

The lemongrass soup sounds so good. Lemongrass gives such a great flavor to food. And that sushi- YUM! Sushi is one of my favorite foods- could eat it for every meal. I love any rolls with tuna or shrimp.


5 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews April 1, 2011 at 1:39 pm

That soup looks delicious! Fun lunch : )


6 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) April 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I have never, ever had sushi – sometimes people love it (Caitlin + Cowfish) and I want to try it SO bad then I see other people are ‘meh’ about it and I’m not convinced…it’s probably a good thing really there are no sushi places within a 2hr drive of me!
Oh – and I totally thought that soy sauce package was ketchup πŸ˜›


7 Sarah April 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I live in Portland, and it really is like that! Bicycle Rights!

I just wish it was sunny once in a while so I could ride my bike. I”m not hard core enough to ride in the rain.


8 Stacy @ Every Little Thing April 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Yummm love that sushi. I like it, but only every once in a while. Sometimes I have a hard time eating the larger rolls and then I just can’t do it anymore. Overall though, I really enjoy sushi!

Have fun tonight!


9 Estela @ Weekly Bite April 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I love sushi, but I agree, its gone way to fast.


10 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm

What a neat place to try for lunch! Great prices as well! I really do like sushi, but only every so often or it gets old quickly.

You certainly are a world-traveler these days! :)


11 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 1, 2011 at 1:47 pm

That sushi sounds delish, and what a great idea to let you try multiple kinds. I had a lovely lunch date today too…. looks like we’re both having great Fridays!


12 Caitlyn (The Spoonful of Life) April 1, 2011 at 1:52 pm

An active lifestyle is so much more fun that going to the gym! I would much rather ride my bike EVERYWHERE that go to an indoor spin class. It’s a good thing the spring weather is almost here.


13 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I’m not a huge fan of sushi either — I usually prefer warm foods over cold foods, plus I agree with what you said about it being gone too quickly!


14 Faith @ lovelyascharged April 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Now I’m super excited about meeting the coach & friends for dinner at an Orlando sushi place tonight…I’ll spend the rest of the day dreaming about what to order!


15 Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble April 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I love sushi! The Lemongrass soup looks pretty great too!


16 Krissy @ Shiawase Life April 1, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I think you are still in your upside down mood from this morning – it’s Now and Zen! :)


17 B & B April 1, 2011 at 2:42 pm

LOL – that’s what I noticed!

$7? That is pretty good.


18 KathEats April 1, 2011 at 9:09 pm



19 Ashley (The Vegetable Life) April 1, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Yum that soup looks delicious! I am not a big sushi fan, I don’t like cold foods usually and something about the sticky texture wierds me out!


20 Hannah @ Healthy Whip April 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I’m not a huge fan of sushi either, I don’t like cold foods for lunch if I can help it! Have a great night!


21 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 1, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Lunch sounds delicious! I am with you, I like doing active things more that an actual workout sometimes!


22 Angel7 April 1, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I love sushi! They are small, but taste so good!

Also, the soup looks good.


23 Ashley @ Will Run for Food April 1, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I share your feelings on sushi…it’s not very filling and for some reason the pieces are always so big and I have to cut them in half and they fall apart! Lol, small mouth, I guess.


24 Lisa Fine April 1, 2011 at 2:29 pm

My ultimate goal is to live in a place where I can bike or walk just about everywhere. I’ve had this in my life, and loved how flexible it allows you to be, and I love not supporting oil. Good stuff.


25 Lesley Lifting Life April 1, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Sushi looks delicious!! :) It’s windy here today as well! But it’s warming up, so I’m okay with that!


26 Mary @ Bites and Bliss April 1, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I could eat sushi every day and never get sick of it. If only it wasn’t so expensive for so little of food, though..


27 Heather (heathers dish) April 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I’ve had the biggest cravings for sushi lately…your lunch isn’t helping that at all πŸ˜‰


28 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 1, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I read the part about the wasabi peanut and brownie and thought it was a wasabi nut brownie… And I got really excited.


29 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) April 1, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I love sushi but I do agree with it being gone so fast :( That brownie looks amazing πŸ˜€


30 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Fun lunch and meetup! Love that they do 3 bite samples. Often i just want 3, not 6 or gasp…12…of the same thing. Variety is the spice of life. And of sushi :)

Wasabi PB…fun!

Lemongrass soup…mmm good!

Enjoy your weekend!!


31 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) April 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I wish our snow would go away so I could start biking!!

Sushi + lemongrass soup sounds delish!


32 Laughter-Loving Stacy April 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Ahh I’m craving sushi now!!! One more month and I’ll be back in Seattle, where the sushi is WAY better (and fresher) than where I am now, haha. :)


33 Amy April 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Thanks for the fun lunch date today! :) I’ll definitely be back for more of that soup!


34 Marie@feedingfive April 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Yes those darn errands keep me busy as well. We think alike about sushi. It’s like the food equivalent of a protein bar, all those nutrients packed so tight and gone too quickly. I like the volume eating I’ve heard you discuss before. Plus am not that big a fan of Sushi. My husband loves it so I am glad my kids like it. Some one has be his sushi partner.


35 Christine April 1, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Yay for biking! I actually just bought an indoor bike today and am excited to start using it. I’d prefer outside like you, but my area isn’t really conducive, or safe.


36 Ashley J April 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Hey Kath ~ Do you still have your basket on your bike? Do you remember what kind it was/if you liked it?


37 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 1, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Working in PJs! Now that is the life. Have fun!


38 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I love sushi but agree that one roll isn’t terribly filling. I need two to be somewhat satisfied!


39 FoxFire April 1, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Bicycle rights need to be applied with bicycle brains, IMHO. I see far too many cyclists throwing a quick signal before darting in front of a ton of metal with only a helmet to protect themselves! I’m sure you are more alert than that, but I just had to say it :)


40 Tara April 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Kath….my fellow google nerd…. you will love this!


41 KathEats April 1, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Yes. Want!


42 kaila @ healthy helper! April 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm

I looooove Mrs. Doubtfire! Such a good movie! And sushi is totally one of my favorite foods….but it take a lot of it to fill me up!


43 Natalia - a side of simple April 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Wow, it seems like just last week you said that you didn’t end up going to last month’s First Friday Gallery Crawl and already it’s time for the next one! Have a great time!


44 Justeen @ Blissful Baking April 1, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I was just watching Mrs. Doubtfire the other day! :)
Your lunch looks yummy! I actually LOVE green onions!


45 Errign April 1, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I love how much you blog about biking, because I love it as well. Especially love that you wear a helmet (such a blogger pet-peeve of mine – whether it’s biking or skiing or whatever) :)

My local sushi place doesn’t do brown rice sushi :(


46 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I love biking instead of driving too! I wish I had my bike here at school with me though. Today would have been the perfect day for a bike ride!


47 Hilary April 1, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Looks like it would be a good lunch if I liked sushi…and that brownie sounds interesting!


48 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 1, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I haven’t had sushi in SO long. I can never find cheap vegetarian sushi! I think I need to make some myself :)


49 Cindy April 1, 2011 at 6:21 pm

That place looks so fun!


50 Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day April 1, 2011 at 6:23 pm

I’m so jealous of your biking weather


51 Emma (Namaste Everyday) April 1, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I disagree about sushi! I love stuffing myself with it: it’s the perfect kind of full!


52 Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman April 1, 2011 at 7:43 pm

I can’t believe your sushi was under $8 !!! I love sushi but a few hours later I’m hungry again:)


53 Ashley April 1, 2011 at 8:07 pm

I love active living!!!! :)


54 Dee April 1, 2011 at 8:46 pm

mmmm, that soup looks amazing!


55 kate@ahealthypassion April 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I’ve never tried lemongrass soup but it looks so clean and delicious!


56 Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous April 1, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I usually get my grab-and-go sushi from Whole Foods…but it would be great to have a place with a little more variety! Looks yummy.


57 Hannah April 1, 2011 at 11:22 pm

I’m a bit like you, in that I like sushi but it never fills me up and I can’t take me time eating it. I prefer a big platter of sashami, miso, and edamame :)


58 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner April 2, 2011 at 8:07 pm

I like sushi too, but I find, like you, that it isn’t really filling. :)


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