June 6, 2009

One of my favorite things about the weekends is turning activities + todos into a workout. I didn’t really have much planned that could be one, so I invented things.

First I went on a walk while I called my mom and grandparents to chat. I ended up walking for over an hour, and it was glorious.

Then I decided I should run an errand by bike, so I biked to Target + Old Navy! It’s about 2.5 miles away and not in the prettiest strip of town, so I don’t bike there often. But today it was great. I went to Old Navy first to look for $15 dresses (a big sale) but came home with only a sports top on sale. I ran between the two stores to get my HR up. (Probably looked funny with my bookbag bouncing on my shoulders). I picked up some necessities at Target, including new headbands (mine broke in Bermuda) and my very first OPI!!! In the color Royal Flush Blush.


I wasn’t really that hungry for lunch around 2:30 but I knew it was time to eat deep down. I decided on a Latin dish –

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  • 1/2 cup pinto beans
  • 1/2 cup cooked millet
  • 1/3 cup ea. chopped green pepper and cuc
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/4 cup avocado
  • Taste salsa and plain yogurt
  • Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, sriratcha

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I heated it all up in the microwave.

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I do NOT like salsa because of the onions, but after that delicious Newman’s Own Peach, I decided to try another salsa from them. BLECH – the regular was gross and onion-y.

With a seltzer

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I wanted a little something sweet to get rid of the onions, so I checked my sweet drawer and remembered that Mara had sent me two raw cookies. I tried the Chocolate Macaroon. Delish!

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In just a few hours we are biking to Kate + Nate’s, where we’ll depart for a night out on the town with a bunch of our friends. We’re also having a slumber party with Gilbert, so I’m not sure if I’ll be blogging this evening or not. Most likely, yes, but if you don’t hear from me, something with my laptop went wrong or I decided not to take it. I’ll be back in the AM with a full report of the evening and group oatmeal buffet!


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1 april June 6, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Have you ever tried making your own salsa? My dad always makes us it and doesn’t use any onions!


2 The Novice Berker June 6, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Ahhh, that chocolate macaroon looks SO GOOD. But I’m definitely sorry the salsa wasn’t to your taste at all (I’m a fan of onions, haha).

Have fun at your night out!


3 Help Meghan Run June 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Looks awesome! Like the pineapple in there…and I’m definitely going to try millet soon. :)


4 Jo June 6, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Ooh that lunch bowl looks amazing, I love colourful dishes of food :)

Also, the macaroon looks fab!!


5 Amanda June 6, 2009 at 2:53 pm

oatmeal buffet?! sounds like a party! 😉


6 Shannon (The Daily Balance) June 6, 2009 at 2:59 pm

macaroon looks amazing! have a great night 😉


7 Linda June 6, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Chopped veggies and fruit – what a great lunch! This reminds me that I need to go to the market to refill the fridge.

And I wasn’t aware that there are pre-packaged raw cookies available. I should look harder at the whole foods to find them.


8 [email protected] June 6, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I love turning chores into exercise a la my cleaning/dance parties. I look like a fool, but boy do I sweat!


9 Leah @ Simply Fabulous June 6, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Enjoy your evening!!

Love turning errands into exercise! Steve and I do that a lot. We really like walking to the grocery store to pick up some things if its a light(er) load. I find it gives us a chance to chat and catch up too!! Life can just get so busy sometimes!


10 Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 6, 2009 at 3:52 pm

I like find exercise in things too and multi-tasking so I can get my heart rate up. :-)

Amazing looking lunch! So colourful!

have a great evening! sounds like a blast!


11 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 6, 2009 at 3:55 pm

I always feel great when I get in some unintentional exercise. Sounds like you had a successful shopping trip! VERY cute nail color… Kelsey would approve! 😉

Have a fun night tonight!


12 Samantha June 6, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Newman’s Own makes a really yummy pineapple salsa also! Can’t taste any onion, I really don’t like their regular salsa either, and I don’t mind the oniony taste, but theirs is way too strong!


13 Emily L. June 6, 2009 at 4:31 pm

It’s all about fresh summer produce, isn’t it! Everything is better with a taste of fresh summer.


14 K June 6, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Congrats on the first OPI – I LOVE that brand and you picked a great color!

That dish is so colorful! It sounds delicious! Have a blast tonight :)


15 Jess June 6, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Oatmeal buffet? Awesome!!
Sorry you didn’t like the salsa much! But the macaroon looks fabulous!
<3 jess


16 Biz319 June 6, 2009 at 5:36 pm

Once I found OPI, I haven’t used anything else – love the color!

And chatting while walking is always great!


17 Jenn (www. ) June 6, 2009 at 6:12 pm

You can send all your onion-y food to me; I can’t get enough onions! Love them 😆



18 ari June 6, 2009 at 7:12 pm

i have a quick question: whenever you write like the ingredients that you put into salads or like that bowl up there, you put measurements. do you actually measure or are they just rough approximations? thanks!:)


19 Lisa June 6, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Oatmeal buffet! Sounds delightful.

I also suggest checking out fruit salsas. Or why not just make your own? Absolutely no chance of weird oniony taste then!


20 Mara @ What's for Dinner? June 6, 2009 at 7:56 pm

I’m so glad you liked the macaroon!!!


21 Faith June 6, 2009 at 9:06 pm

I’ve never had a chocolate macaroon…it looks delish!


22 Sues June 6, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I LOVE Newman’s Own salsa, but I also love onions. But the peach is also delicious! As is the black bean. I love anything Paul Newman does :) Your salad looks delicious!


23 Bec June 6, 2009 at 11:47 pm

have a great night out with your friends! Congrats on your first OPI, I got my first last year and now I dont use anything else


24 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) June 7, 2009 at 9:19 am

you are a multi-tasking pro. i love it!

i hope your slumber party was fun (and i have no doubt that it was).

have a great sunday, kath!


25 Ada June 7, 2009 at 9:49 am

That is so great that you can bike and do your errands at the same time! It not only provides you with a workout but helps the environment as well. Now that’s what I call multi-tasking!


26 Meredith (NYC Travel Girl) June 7, 2009 at 9:51 am

I’m off to Target today too! That OPI color is lovely — I am a huge fan of their polishes!

Happy Sunday :)


27 laura June 7, 2009 at 10:32 am

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28 Shannon June 7, 2009 at 11:30 am

Lovin the avocado in your bowl!! Looks amazing <3


29 Karina June 7, 2009 at 11:36 am

Pineapple and avocado, amazing combination! Such a colorful meal.


30 Evanna June 7, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Hi Kath… I am Evanna and I come from Slovakia. You are my big model… I have same blog like yours and I admire you!


31 Barbara June 7, 2009 at 12:54 pm

OMG, to bad I am traveling! I can;t wait to go home and try this yummy recipe at home.


32 Kath June 7, 2009 at 2:16 pm

april ,
Yes, and it’s wonderful! I just haven’t had the time.

ari ,
Most of the time they are rough estimates. I do often measure things like cereal – since it’s so hard to eyeball a cup of granola. But when I say a “half cup of pineapple” it was just a guess.

Evanna ,



33 Elizabeth June 7, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Beautiful bowl. :)

I’m particularly envious of that avacado – I went to use mine for a sandwich today & it was no good


34 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 8, 2009 at 11:50 am

The lunch looks so colorful and pretty!


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