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

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.


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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.


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:

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!


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!


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

Glad you had a good day!


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!


6 Danielle May 20, 2009 at 7:36 pm

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


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

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


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

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


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!


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! :)


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

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


12 Allyson May 20, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Where in upstate NY did Annie go??


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 :)


14 meg May 20, 2009 at 8:27 pm

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


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

She’s like your mini-me lol


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!


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

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


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.


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

That restaurant looks awesome!



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!


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!


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…


23 Caroline May 20, 2009 at 11:56 pm

Collards=my absolute fave Southern food!


24 Bec May 21, 2009 at 12:09 am

ordering all sides? now thats my kind of meal!


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?


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.


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 😀


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.”



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!


30 JENNA May 21, 2009 at 8:35 am

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


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