July 10, 2008

Whoo hoo!!! Summertime is here. Unfortunately it’s pouring down rain out there (and has every afternoon this week!). I can’t stay to chat – I’ve got a chick flick and a glass of wine waiting on me :mrgreen:

Both of my morning exams went well (well, well enough!) I got home around 11:30, starving for a snack, and decided to have an early lunch so I could get uptown to take my last exam ASAP. By the time I assembled lunch, it was already 12:00 so it wasn’t that early!

I whipped up a batch of Cilantro Pesto first –


And slathered it on a bagel topped with 1 slice turkey and some shredded swiss cheese, all toasted in the oven.


Alongside my bagel I made a vegetable salad with romaine, carrot, cuc, red + green pepper, capers and balsamic vinegar for dressing (the good kind!) plus a few dollops of Basha brand lemon hummus.


I was SO FULL when I finished all those veggies!


But I still managed to save room for the best chocolate in the world


Exam #3 went horribly – but that’s because I didn’t study because I figured I only needed a 20 on it to get an A in the class!! I’m guessing I got between 70 and 85? 

In the middle of the exam, I got really hungry. Not stomach growling hunger (which is always my morning style hunger) but the occasional kind I get in the afternoons: sharp pains. You know the kind that hurt to suck in or breathe? I decided I needed something with simple carbohydrates to get in my blood fast, something voluminous to fill me up, and something QUICK so I stopped at Smoothie King on my way home for a Mangosteen! Perrrrfect. It was only when I was driving back that I realized this was my second smoothie of the day! Guess it’s OK since this morning’s was all grains and dairy and this was all fruit.


I stopped into Harris Teeter after that to pick up a movie and a few groceries for the weekend (bananas, bread, berries, smoked salmon!). Have you seen those vending machine movie rentals yet? It’s $1 per night, and since we’re always good about watching the movie that night and returning it the next day, it’s a fabulous deal compared to Blockbuster’s $4.99. There is a limited selection, but they have lots of the big names. I choose the first romance I could see: P.S. I Love You. Hope it’s good!

Something bad is going on with my computer – it’s really slow and the hard drive is making bad noises. Uggg. I have no patience for slow computers.

See you guys later tonight!

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1 Becca A July 10, 2008 at 4:17 pm

The cilantro pesto looks so tasty!


2 Kate(the teenager) July 10, 2008 at 4:19 pm

I’m not sure if anyone has this yet, but I love your bracelet. Where did you get it from?


3 Kate(the teenager) July 10, 2008 at 4:20 pm

oops…meant to write ‘has asked* this yet’


4 Amy July 10, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Kath – that is so awesome that you have finally finished school!!! YAY! When do your fall classes start? Probably don’t want to think about that…

Pesto looks amazing!


5 Bree July 10, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Oh my goodness, I cried the entire last hour of that movie! It was good, but wow, it really hit me hard!

Congrats on finishing summer classes, enjoy your free evening & weekend!


6 Cara July 10, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Congrats on finishing the exams, if you’re anything like me you’ll have done much better than you believed you did.

PS. I Love You isn’t supposed to be terribly good…it’s based on a ridiculous piece of chick lit…though if you like chick flicks then you might enjoy it. Just please don’t walk away from that film thinking (the gorgeous) Gerald Butler’s accent is anything but ridiculous, he sounds like a leprechaun! Anyway, enjoy!


7 Aimee July 10, 2008 at 4:32 pm

P.S. I Love You made me cry so hard, I think I picked that one up at a Red Box too. My husband and I love those machines:)


8 Jenn July 10, 2008 at 4:33 pm

CONGRATS on being done!

Mm, that cilantro pesto on one of those bagels looks insanely good!

I really liked P.S. I Love You – I saw it with my mom, and we were both crying the whole time. We’re suckers for chick flicks :)

Enjoy your evening!


9 magpie July 10, 2008 at 4:39 pm

Congrats on finishing the exams :) Enjoy your chick flick!


10 Claire July 10, 2008 at 4:41 pm

Wow, the cilantro pesto looks delicious! did you add any nuts to it? I’ve heard of people adding walnuts to the food pro instead of usual pine nuts in basil pesto…sounds good!

The whole sandwich looks great and I am way jealous you are done with classes for the summer!


11 Chelsea July 10, 2008 at 4:44 pm

I’m a Netflix girl personally :)


12 Alyssa July 10, 2008 at 4:45 pm
13 Allison K. July 10, 2008 at 4:52 pm

I’m a netflix girl too…can’t beat it! And PS I love you is sooooooo sad.


14 Leng July 10, 2008 at 5:10 pm

P.S. I Love You is a GOOD movie!


15 hk July 10, 2008 at 5:11 pm

Horray for a little celebration with “PS I Love You”. I really liked it, but that’s most likely because I pretty much LOVE every and all romantic chick-flick movies…you name it, I like it…sort of sad, I know :) Have a great night, so glad the exams are out of the way for ya!!


16 cbinkc July 10, 2008 at 5:12 pm

Redbox is the best! You can also rent movies online, you go to their website and reserve your dvd. The selection is limited but looking online can be helpful when you look for a specific title. Plus if you go to there website and sign up for their email list, they will give you a code for a free rental!


17 Jess July 10, 2008 at 5:20 pm

I love your bracelets!

I wish we had a Smoothie King near me. I make them at home but I crave them when I’m out so bad – I ended up having one from Dunkin Donuts yesterday and it was gross. Way too much yogurt.

Anddd when I was at Dunkin Donuts, I saw they have a salt bagel. holy crap.

D: so gross lol


18 BB July 10, 2008 at 5:34 pm

That cilantro pesto looks really great. Any chance you’ll share the recipe?


19 Tammy July 10, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Love your blog. I am wondering what kind of balsamic vinegar is the good kind. I know there are differing grades. Which one do you use? Thanks. I bet you did better on the last test than you think. Good Luck!


20 caitlinbo (in FL) July 10, 2008 at 5:42 pm

hey everyone: i was wondering if anyone lives in the orlando area…i want a running partner b.c i know my guy won’t go with me! 😀

kath where are you staying in san fran? we are going to go to our honeymoon in SF and napa in january and we need some recommendations. ive heard the hotel california is really good.


21 JessieP July 10, 2008 at 6:03 pm

Hi people, i bought some tempeh, what do i do with it?

Thanks if advance!


22 JessieP July 10, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Thanks if advance?

Try thanks IN advance. Yea thats better.


23 JessieP July 10, 2008 at 6:05 pm

Oh and how do you make pesto?

thanks again!


24 R. Leigh July 10, 2008 at 6:05 pm

Jess- Salt bagel? Or should they call it “Twice as much sodium as you should eat in an entire DAY” bagel?


25 oatmeal July 10, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Glad most of your exams went well! And yay for school finally being over 😀 Now you can relax!

Ughh TELL me about it–slow computers drive me insane! And I find that computers make weird noises as they “age”–maybe it’s the same for yours?


26 mh July 10, 2008 at 6:43 pm

thanks for the advice hil. I’m pretty good about not procrastinating so I think I can manage my time(hopefully!!) and he’s extremely supportive of me! my plan is to work my butt off during the week so I can have weekends free with him! we shall see! haha! did you graduate or are you still in law school?


27 KatieF July 10, 2008 at 7:04 pm

The pesto on the bagel with turkey and cheese looks awesome…I may need to try that. :)


28 Serena July 10, 2008 at 7:05 pm

oh my goodness that bagel has a lot of salt in it.


29 M July 10, 2008 at 7:46 pm

If you think the salt is bad, google the ingredient L-Cysteine.



30 Every Gym's Nightmare July 10, 2008 at 7:50 pm

i like how you specified vegetable salad.

i dont get stabby hunger but i get nauseus out of absolutely nowhere i feel like i could throw up any minute hunger- which usually hits in the afternoon when im training and cant grab a snack. its horrible and then it just goes away. weird.



31 Megan July 10, 2008 at 8:09 pm

My boyfriend and I love those Red Box movies too! We do Netflix but if we are waiting on a movie we will swing by the Red Box…such a good deal!


32 Justy2003 July 10, 2008 at 8:20 pm

Those of you looking for the pesto recipe, Kath posted it on this entry: http://www.katheats.com/?p=4494
I really need to make this soon…I love pesto but I’ve never tried to make my own!

Tammy-I believe Kath said that she uses the Williams Sonoma brand of balsamic.

Wish I could watch chick flicks more often…the boyfriend despises them however, so we’re often stuck watching either stupid comedies or complete guy movies. I need to change that.


33 Kath July 10, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Kate(the teenager),

Amy ,
Late August.

Claire ,
Yes – walnuts!

BB ,
Put it on its own page (thanks Justy for the link to the recipe!)


Tammy ,
It’s from Williams Sonoma. Was $20 and worth EVERY PENNY! I tasted it once in one of their in-store tastings. It’s all syrupy and sweet. I’ll never go back to the thin kind.

caitlinbo ,
Email me – I have a San Fran email I can forward you with recs.



34 Jen July 10, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Quick question about the Smoothie King Mangosteen… I made my very first visit there when you mentioned that you like these, and was shocked when the employee filled the blender with ice, a scoop of powder, a bunch of different colored ‘squirts’ of liquid, and NO REAL FRUIT!! Is this the way they make them at the ones you go to??


35 Janie July 11, 2008 at 6:52 am

The Smoothie King where I am uses real fruit.


36 M July 11, 2008 at 6:55 am

Jen, the website indicates the recipe is just fruit, sugar, and the protein stuff:



37 Kath July 11, 2008 at 6:56 am

Jen + Janie,
Hmmm….I’m actually too short to see over the counter when they make it, but I’ve tried a few times to peek. I guess I”ll have to ask. I’m bet if they do use liquid it’s a frozen puree and the powder is soy protein powder (which only has about 1 g of protein). I asked her about that yesterday. If I were going to eat one a day, I’d be more concerned, but since I probably get 2 a month or so and only in warmer months, I’m not too worried.



38 Suzanne July 11, 2008 at 7:32 am

They have those??! For $1? That’s awesome. Wish I had that!

Although I can’t complain – I love the convenience of NetFlix. :)

I agree PS I LOVE YOU was corny – but I still enjoy it. I’m a sucker for sap sometimes. And it made me cry – but I cry at everything! :)

Your bagel looked delicious by the way. But, I absolutely HATE cilantro (if it’s in my food, I have to pick out every piece, and I will spit it out if I taste even a hint). Kinda like you and onions. :)
I always switch cilantro out for parsley (which I love) – and it always works out fine.

sorry for the random thoughts everywhere! haha….


39 MHJ July 11, 2008 at 8:34 am

The movie machines really are great! My husband and I don’t go to Blockbuster anymore after we found those. Plus, you can just pick up a movie while you are grocery shopping. Also, if you go to their website, you can usually get some type of coupon to make the movie even cheaper! Just FYI. I enjoy reading your blog.


40 MHJ July 11, 2008 at 8:35 am

I also meant to ask if you would mind sharing the bagel recipe. I would love to have it. They look so delicious!


41 Kath July 11, 2008 at 8:38 am

On the right sidebar!



42 Lraep17 July 11, 2008 at 9:02 am

Quick note about tempeh- I love it just sauted in a little olive oil and drizzled with tamari. It’s also great in sandwiches, or as part of a veggie stir fry. There are also lots of varieties, with grains, veggies, etc, mixed in, so I’d try a few to see what you like best! Hope you enjoy :)


43 Hil July 11, 2008 at 9:19 am

mh–still in school :-)


44 Hil July 11, 2008 at 9:20 am

Hi MH–I’m still in school. Going into my second year. :-)


45 Leah July 21, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Glad to see you are still loving those Mangosteen Madness smoothies! As much as you love our smoothies, you have a big fan in Smoothie King, too.


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