July 2, 2010

Just finished the movie A Good Year. It was absolutely stunning to watch!!!

Dinner tonight was simple and delicious –

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Chilled Sun-Dried Tomato Shrimp Pasta Salad

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We steamed some South Carolina shrimp, peeled ’em and tossed them with Karen’s sun-dried tomato pesto (from last night’s post) with spinach, zucchini and kalamata olives. So much fresh flava!!!

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It was enjoyed by all!

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I sipped on Matt’s wine a bit but stuck to sparking water myself. Love the La Croix flavored ones.

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During the movie we had MORE of that MELON!

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And now I’m ready to crash….

….Crash into the waves of Carolina Beach!!! Leaving early tomorrow! Be back for breakfast first – see ya!

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1 Wei-Wei July 2, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Mmm, what a refreshing summer dinner! I love how you’re using hummus as the salad dressing – seems like that’s been happening over at Allie’s blog, too! 😀



2 jtbrown July 2, 2010 at 9:21 pm

That looks wonderful! I am going to have to try it!


3 Lisa July 2, 2010 at 9:25 pm

I would have to try those waters to see what you mean. I once tried a plain La Croix seltet water on a flight, and I found it to have a metallic taste. Maybe their flavored ones are better, but I’ll stick to Polar and our local grocery brand seltzers for now.

Have a great trip to the beach.


4 Cynthia (It All Changes) July 2, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Love cold pasta on salad. I usually make extra so I can top a salad with it…if Hunni doesn’t get to it first :0)


5 [email protected] July 2, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Looks like a great pasta. Safe travels!


6 [email protected]:// July 2, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I love simple fresh healthy dinners. I am definitely making that pesto.


7 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is July 2, 2010 at 9:34 pm

So lucky you are going to the beach, Kath!


8 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 2, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Your hair looks pretty – I bet it smells great too ; )


9 Meg July 2, 2010 at 9:49 pm

So exciting!! THE BEACH! 😀

Dinner looks not only delicious, but super simple and I totally need to recreate it, reminds me of a summer dinner party type meal. Enjoy crashing into your bed!


10 Maureen July 2, 2010 at 9:50 pm

That salad looks great! Hope you have a fantastic time! You’ve earned a good vacation after the last few months you’ve had!


11 Krystina July 2, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Because of you I picked up a beautiful watermelon today! Can’t wait to feast on it.


12 Heather (Heather's Dish) July 2, 2010 at 10:27 pm

woohoo!!! i love the beach…and so glad you get to go tomorrow! have a blast!


13 Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) July 2, 2010 at 10:46 pm

I have GOT to make that pesto!! :)
enjoy the beach!


14 Jessie (Bites and Pieces) July 2, 2010 at 10:56 pm

I love La Croix flavored seltzers! So bummed they stopped carrying them at my local Costco. Have fun at the beach. :)


15 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 2, 2010 at 11:01 pm

They have La Croix at Costco for cheap…did ya know? I bet you did but just checking.



16 Hannah July 2, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Wow, beach holiday! Hope you get to soak out all your stresses from the past weeks in teh sun! Yay!


17 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 2, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Ahhh that looks fantastic! Have a good weekend Kath!


18 Evelyn @ cheers2healthy July 3, 2010 at 12:28 am

Yay for beaches!! Have funnnn 😀


19 Kaz July 3, 2010 at 12:50 am

Yum! Watermelon makes the best dessert in the summertime. 😀

Have fun at the beach!


20 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 3, 2010 at 1:45 am

Olives perk up any dish I think, they’re SO delicious :)


21 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 3, 2010 at 1:57 am

mmmm dinner looks great! i love pesto.


22 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) July 3, 2010 at 6:01 am

What a fun, summery meal.

Have FUN today! 😀


23 Angela (ohsheglows) July 3, 2010 at 7:09 am

Is it wierd that I am excited for YOUR beach vacation!??? haha. Hope you have a great time!


24 Alyssa July 3, 2010 at 7:26 am

When I see pictures of you now, I can tell you’re happier and much more relaxed now that you’ve finished your internship. Congrats!


25 Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 3, 2010 at 7:57 am

That dinner looks fabulous!!! Gourmet even. :)


26 Krista @ Can't Survive on Yarn Alone July 3, 2010 at 9:49 am

Great looking dinner. We make something similar but with black olives instead of the kalamata olives. I’m going to have to try that!


27 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf July 3, 2010 at 12:13 pm

I’m just now getting into the La Croix waters. I’m so not used unsweetened seltzer, so it’s taken me a while to get over the feeling that I’m taking Alka-Seltzer, but I’m coming around! I look forward to trying the flavors other than cran-raspberry. :)


28 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 3, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Oooh, that dinner looks fab but I have never tries shrimp! Perhaps I should?!


29 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 3, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Yum, I love sundried tomato pasta! That’s an awesome idea to use the leftover pesto as a sauce.


30 Kacie @ Nonexistentcolors July 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Ohhhh my gosh!!! The shrimp pasta looks amazing!!!! I’ve totally been a shrimp kick this week!!! I did Grilled Tequila-Lime Shrimp the other day ( and last night whipped up Rissoto and Shrimp!!! ( Enjoy your vacation!!!!! A beach would be heavenly!!!


31 Samantha Cernock July 4, 2010 at 7:17 am

I love LaCroix water too. Grapefruit is my favorite.


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