October 17, 2011

Things were pretty busy around here all afternoon. After wrapping up our photo shoot, I started on digital project number two and made a few videos for Goodbite. Luckily they were just talking videos and did not involve dirty dishes :)

I was also super hungry all afternoon – hike catching up to me!? I had an apple and some more of that delicious tea cake!

Followed by this refreshing beverage:


I love the Izze-esques because they are just sparkling water and fruit juice with less calories + sugar per bottle. About the same as if I made it myself. Except it comes in a fun bottle. I wouldn’t drink these all the time due to their cost, but they were fun to get as a treat.

Dinner tonight was awesome – I need to go to the grocery store because the pickins are gettin’ slim!


I made Panda Puffs Chickpeas with Apple Chicken Sausage, seasoned with Dr. Pete’s Praline Mustard Glaze (putting it on EVERYTHING – no joke!)


And low + slow sweet potatoes!!! Seasoned with smoked paprika, cinnamon and cayenne and served with a drizzle of maple syrup. Delish!


My loving husband brought me a mini mug of Imperial Pumpkin with dinner and despite it being a Monday, I couldn’t turn down!! Tasted so good.



We just finished Episode 3 of Prohibition. What’s the next Ken Burns doc to come out!? I’m ready!

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1 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn October 17, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Omg. I love documentaries based on that time period. #dorkstatus



2 Krissy - Shiawase Life October 17, 2011 at 7:50 pm

LOL for a min I really thought it was Panda Puffs!


3 Vanessa @ Swift as Shadows October 17, 2011 at 7:52 pm

What are these low + slow sweet potatoes you speak of?! …ok just clicked the link and now we’re having this for dinner! =)


4 Chloe (In Fine Feather) October 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Izze’s are great – and I agree, I wouldn’t drink them all the time but definitely like them as a special treat!


5 Sana October 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm

I <3 Izze!


6 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings October 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Who could turn down a Pumpkin beer? I mean, come on… 😉


7 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious October 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Everything you eat and drink looks wonderful!

I went to a sprouting class today, and I was server water with lemon essential oil in it. It was delicious. I was surprised with no sweetener how great it tasted. I am going to get some food grade lemon essential oil as soon as I can.


8 KathEats October 18, 2011 at 8:18 am

Oh wow – I have some and it smells incredible, but I never would have thought to drink it!


9 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious October 18, 2011 at 8:42 am

She shook about 3 drops into my glass of water. I could not believe the taste. I would have had to put at least 2 tbsp of lemon juice to get that much flavor. It actually tasted better than lemon juice. With every sip you also get the aroma therapy benefit!


10 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 17, 2011 at 8:11 pm

I want to see that! Love his documentaries! We are watching The Rocketeer with the boys…not so great, but the company is perfect! Looks like a great evening for you! Dinner looks delicious. Enjoy the rest of your night!


11 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio October 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm

mmm sweet potatoes!! I love, love, love them on salads cold. So tasty!


12 lynn @ the actor's diet October 17, 2011 at 8:20 pm

ha those do look like panda puffs…


13 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes October 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Lovee Izze drinks! I need to try that flavour still :)


14 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 17, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I love apple chicken sausage, it’s pretty much the only flavor I buy now. Is Prohibition on Netflix? I love documentaries, besides a few series, they’re really all I watch anymore. <–major nerd alert!


15 KathEats October 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm

If it’s not now it will be eventually


16 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) October 17, 2011 at 10:15 pm

It’s available on the PBS Website or at least it was last week. :)


17 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 17, 2011 at 8:40 pm

those totally do look like panda puffs-haha!

I like sparkling drinks, but they totally mess with my insides, so I only have them occasionally!


18 Ann @ Running With Chopstix October 17, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Every time I hear “Ken Burns” I think of the story my boyfriend told me where he was called into the deans office of his med school for torrenting. When the dean saw he was torrenting a Ken Burns documentary, they had a talk about the documentaries and he got off the hook!


19 Ella, RD October 17, 2011 at 8:46 pm

I have never had an Izze, mainly because I am shy of spending the $$ – but I love the concept! I always buy flavored seltzers (no artificial sweeteners, just with “essence” of lime or lemon or whatever) and then mix them with various fizzy lemonades or juices. It’s a cheap way to make a low-cal mocktail (especially good if you’re preggo like me or entertaining friends who are).


20 Christine (The Raw Project) October 17, 2011 at 8:47 pm

The Izze drink sounds great and gorgeous dinner pics!


21 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 17, 2011 at 8:50 pm

The sweet taters look awesome…cinny, cayenne, maple…nice.

And I’d be putting the Dr. Pete’s Praline Mustard Glaze on everything too. That is RIGHT up my alley! Every time you mention it, I want it!


22 katie @KatieDid October 17, 2011 at 8:58 pm

What brand of chicken sausages do you buy? I’m curious if you would consider the Fresco brand ones ‘healthy’ on occasion?


23 KathEats October 18, 2011 at 8:22 am

They are this brand – http://www.katheats.com/little-miss-sunshine

I think Al Fresco is healthy to have on occasion, but they don’t appear to be organic, so the animal conditions aren’t really known. I try to buy the ones from our Organic Butcher most frequently because they are from local farms (but are also higher in fat than store-bought organic ones)


24 Health Bee October 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm

The sweet potato looks delicious!


25 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm

haha even your hodge podge dinners look delicious!


26 Cait's Plate October 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Those sweet potatoes look AWESOME.


27 Deva @ Deva by Definition October 17, 2011 at 9:07 pm

I love Izze sodas – they’re so refreshing. The cost is SO worth it when I do buy some.


28 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! October 17, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Haven’t had chickpeas in FOREVER! Really want some now…..especially all crispy and roasted!


29 Kim @ Spoonful of Sass October 17, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Can’t go wrong with apple sausage. I like to top mine with apple butter.


30 Angel7 October 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I love Panda Puffs… I mean chickpeas :) Actually, I have never had Panda Puffs, but have seen them in the store.

When I cannot find something quick to make, I crack open a can of chickpeas, add a little salt and some other spice, pop them in the microwave, and VOILA… Lunch or dinner is served!



31 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl October 17, 2011 at 10:24 pm

The praline mustard glaze sounds delicious. Especially on this particular dish.

I am a bit envious over all the yummy pumpkin brews you’ve been digging. 😉


32 Chetney (Czesia's Adventures) October 17, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Everything looks so good!


33 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm

You say “slim pickings”, but I say “delicious!” At least, that dinner LOOKS delicious…and I’m sure it was. Sweet potatoes are soooo good–they’re one of those foods that doesn’t need much fuss to taste amazing.


34 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 17, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Those chickpeas are seriously daunting me – I have a huge knack for delicious roasted chickpeas 😀


35 Khushboo October 18, 2011 at 12:32 am

Sausages and sweet potato- can’t go wrong with a dinner like that!


36 kathleen @ the daily crumb October 18, 2011 at 4:04 am

i forgot all about low + slow sweet potatoes. YUM! no matter how slim the pickins’ you always mind to turn out a healthy, delicious dinner, kath!


37 Brittany October 18, 2011 at 5:11 am

I love Izzie’s!! They are really good. Despite you needing to go to the grocery store, that is a nice dinner. I would usually have something like cereal haha


38 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 18, 2011 at 5:54 am

I’ve never had Izze drinks. I’ve always wanted to try it though. Your dinner looks amazing! I have some apple chicken sausages I was thinking of making for dinner tonight. They are so good :) I’m definitely checking out your low and slow potatoes. Sounds yummy!


39 Emmy (WIne and Butter) October 18, 2011 at 6:16 am

Hi Kath – this is a bit off topic but Im currently eating a quinoa lunch which I’m loving but (as usual) everytime I eat a forkful most of it flies across the kitchen – i know you are super house proud and I was wondering if EVERYONE has this problem with quinoa – is there any way of eating it in a cleaner fashion :)? Congratualtions on the house feature too! You are going to be like master of everything soon!xx


40 KathEats October 18, 2011 at 8:23 am

And this is why I don’t like quinoa!!! I find it bitter and airy – doesn’t fill me up in the slightest! I prefer thicker grains like millet and brown rice


41 Katherina October 18, 2011 at 9:17 am

I eat quinoa with a spoon! Not sure what you mean about it flying across the room? I love quinoa though and contrary to Kath find it ridiculously filling!


42 Emmy (WIne and Butter) October 18, 2011 at 10:23 am

Basically (I guess because its so light!?) everytime I eat some a significant poriton of it seems to almost fly away! even with a spoon! It is also THE messiest thing to cook – again because so much of it just flies across the hob.
I do love it, and find it super filling, so I guess I’m willing to just vacuum after I eat – but I’m pleased to see Kath has experienced the same dilemmas and its not just me being mega weird and incompetent… :)


43 Tracy October 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I have never had that problem with quinoa! Flying across the room? Sounds hilarious! Maybe you should try making it with more water so it absorbs more and is heavier? Just a thought.


44 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 18, 2011 at 6:21 am

I love mixing sparkling water with juice. It’s such a tasty way to stay hydrated!


45 Molly @ RDexposed October 18, 2011 at 6:58 am

Mini mugs of beer don’t even count as drinking! I always figure when I use a tasting glass, I’m really not drinking.


46 Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life October 18, 2011 at 8:43 am

Wow those sweet potatoes look amazing! I love cooking things low and slow, I feel like it always brings out so much more flavor!!!


47 Katherina October 18, 2011 at 9:15 am

That IS a tiny mug!!


48 Laura October 19, 2011 at 10:20 am

Speaking of fizzy beverages, have you had the LaCroix coconut seltzer?? I bought some yesterday and LOVE it!! Sooo coconutty!


49 KathEats October 19, 2011 at 10:26 am

no!!!!!!!!!! YUM!


50 Marlene October 19, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Long time reader, first time commenter. :)

I have a heck of a time cooking sweet potato slices properly… with “low & slow”, when do you turn them?


51 KathEats October 19, 2011 at 12:55 pm

When you’re changing the temperature is a good time :)


52 Lindsay October 20, 2011 at 4:52 am

Mmmm…it might be slim pickins but your dinner still looks AMAZING! And I had a beer tonight as well, tho it is a thursday, I couldn’t resist, so my honey helped me split it:) Trying to get in the ultimate shape for our next adventure: Thailand!!


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