Dish It To Me

May 20, 2009

There and back again from dinner :)

I got some of my writing done this afternoon and snacked on some trail mix/dried fruit mix from Costco around 4:30 to tide me to an early dinner at 6. I added a few chocolate chips after I took the photo too!

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We went uptown for dinner to meet Annie, who is starting the nutrition program at Winthrop! We met her at Dish, a “pseudo soul food” restaurant that you’d think would be vegetarian until you saw “chicken” on the menu.

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Annie was great – a Bostonian who went to college in upstate NY and now works at Davidson and is starting at Winthrop soon. We have crossed many paths!

Matt and I started with beers. I wasn’t planning on drinking, but when I saw Shock Top on draught I had to get one. I drank half and gave the rest to him.

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For dinner I got the veggie plate where you get to choose between all these different sides…(although our prices were slightly higher than these online ones!!)

Vegetable Plate • • • 3 vegetables • $5.95 • • • 4 vegetables • $6.95

Comes with a biscuit and deviled egg

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Macaroni & Cheese
Collard Greens
Green Beans
Yellow Rice
Black Beans
Side Salad
Grits

I had black beans (which were delish! I ate about 2/3 of these)

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Collards, which were slightly sweet and so greeny in a good way

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My deviled egg (shared half with Matt, who didn’t get one)

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The biscuit (also shared half with Matt)

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And the side salad

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It definitely tasted home cooked and fresh! You can see in the background that Matt got a pimento cheese grilled sandwich, of which I had a delicious gooey bite.

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We listened to the Pirates of the Caribbean on the way home on the new iPod. This phone gets cooler by the minute!!!

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And I had an Adora for dessert upon arriving home –

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We’re off to finish Out Of Africa. I need a shoulder massage – I think I have a caffeine headache :( I had 2 cups of tea around 2pm to try to fix it, but I’m still aching.

Going to bed early tonight because Matt isn’t working until 7 and we’re going to workout together early.

Nite!

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1 Runeatrepeat May 20, 2009 at 7:25 pm

I wish more restaurants let you order “all sides”! That looks good.

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2 Meg May 20, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Hey Kath, I just saw your breakfast post (I’m a bit behind) and I love the idea of oats in a smoothie. One of my absolute favorite breakfasts EVER is this recipe:

http://chocolatecoveredkatie.wordpress.com/2007/09/05/the-most-important-meal-of-the-day/

It’s kind of similar to yours except she calls for cooked oats. It’s so amazingly good. I love the fact that by blending, you get peanut butter and banana in every bite!

Since I love that recipe so much, I thought I’d try yours. Do you blend the raw oats up first or do you just mix them in with all the other ingredients? I only have a magic bullet, not a vitamix. Do you think this recipe would still work for me?

Thanks Kath!

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3 Sally May 20, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Hi Kath,

I have a quick question for you that I really hope you can help me with. I’ve just started writing my own blog…. I thought it was about time… but I’m struggling on how to add a nice border like yours to my photos…. please help :)

Thank you, Sally

p.s. I absolutely love your blog!

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4 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) May 20, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Glad you had a good day!

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5 Lisa May 20, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Tasty-looking meal. I love when you can just pack in as many veggies as you want!

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6 Danielle May 20, 2009 at 7:36 pm

The iPhone is mind-blowing :) glad you enjoyed your dining experience!

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7 The Novice Berker May 20, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Very cool eats! That sounds like such a neat restaurant.

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8 Shannon (The Daily BalanceO May 20, 2009 at 7:44 pm

love picking sides as a meal!!! looks like it was delish1!

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9 Kailey (SnackFace) May 20, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Ooh fun snacky dinner! I must try a shock top the next time I see it. I’ve heard only good things about ‘em. Hope the headache goes away!

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10 Heather May 20, 2009 at 7:50 pm

That iPhone just keeps sounding better and better! Glad to hear that it’s a success so far!

What a neat place for dinner! Sounds like such a neat menu, and you plate definitely looks so good.

Enjoy your workout with Matt tomorrow! :)

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11 Adi (oatonomy.com - repaired!) May 20, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Sounds like a cool restaurant! I like the deviled egg best :)

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12 Allyson May 20, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Where in upstate NY did Annie go??

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13 brandi May 20, 2009 at 8:12 pm

poor squirrel babies :(

dinner looks great, and we’re watching Pirates right now! I love the music in the movies :)

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14 meg May 20, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Looks like a great place to eat! Glad you like the new iphone.

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15 Michelle Hisae May 20, 2009 at 8:32 pm

She’s like your mini-me lol

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16 Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 20, 2009 at 8:38 pm

The Costco trail mix looks really good!!

Great looking eats at your dinner too! Glad you had a nice time!

I hope your headache goes away!

Have a great night!

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17 Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 20, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Ah soul food…there’s nothing quite like it!

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18 LK- Healthy Delcious May 20, 2009 at 9:12 pm

you look really skinny in that picture! I’m so jealous that your pictures always seem to have perfect lighting- o you just have constant sun down there? Its still been dark here by dinner time.

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19 Jenn )) j3nn.net (( May 20, 2009 at 9:19 pm

That restaurant looks awesome!

Jenn

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20 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) May 20, 2009 at 9:27 pm

What a yummy dinner! I LOVE black beans =)

Hope that headache passes soon! Night!

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21 Sarah (lovINmytummy) May 20, 2009 at 11:16 pm

I’ve never had collard greens before but I assume they are like kale?

Chris would be digging the Pirates soundtrack on the iPhone!

Hope Matt got rid of those critters for you!

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22 Linda May 20, 2009 at 11:17 pm

The thing that stuck out for me was the pimento grilled cheese. That sounds delish right now…

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23 Caroline May 20, 2009 at 11:56 pm

Collards=my absolute fave Southern food!

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24 Bec May 21, 2009 at 12:09 am

ordering all sides? now thats my kind of meal!

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25 Stacey May 21, 2009 at 5:41 am

I’m just curious, when you and Matt work out together does he do the stairs and elliptical too, or go off and do his own thing?

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26 Meredith May 21, 2009 at 5:44 am

I now have iphone envy! Do people ever give you odd looks at restaurants when you photograph your food? Just curious. I enjoy seeing what you eat. You’re so creative and inspiring.

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27 Christie @ Beadluvah May 21, 2009 at 6:05 am

The meal looks great! I love collard greens and who doesn’t love a good biscuit :D

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28 Kath May 21, 2009 at 7:26 am

Meg ,
Just blend away. I don’t have a Vitamix either – just a Cuisinart blender. Wish I had a Magic Bullet!

Sally ,
Changing the design of a blog is tricky. Try Google searching for it or checking the Wordpress forums, which are very helpful.

Allyson ,
U of Rochester?

LK- Healthy Delcious,
Thanks :) We are always on the hunt for the best lighting!

Sarah (lovINmytummy),
Collards are very similar in taste to kale, but they have a different texture. They are thicker and smoother – but in a good way :) I think they are slightly sweet like kale and spinach verses mustard, chard and turnip greens, which are slightly bitter.

Stacey ,
He does his own thing, but sometimes we are on the same type of machine at the same time. He likes to do circuits of 10 minutes on each kind, whereas I like 30-40 minutes on one.

Meredith ,
I rarely get strange looks because I am pretty discreet, but if I ever do, I just smile and say “I have a food blog” and they smile back with a knowingly “Ohhh.”

Kath

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29 Jennifer May 21, 2009 at 8:06 am

oooh Out of Africa is the perfect movie for people who’ve traveled to Kenya. I saw it just before I went and it totally got me pumped for my trip! Hope you enjoyed it!

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30 JENNA May 21, 2009 at 8:35 am

yum those greens look so good. :) what a yummy dinner.

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