Earth To Dinner

March 7, 2012

Dinner tonight was centered around the fruits of the earth: mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, potatoes.

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This wasn’t all my doing though – Hillary brought them! We roasted veggies along with a block of tempeh for dinner and I cooked quinoa in the rice cooker (perrrrrfectly cooked on quick cook setting!) The veggies were seasoned with a fancy fig crème vinegar that Hillary brought, plus olive oil, salt, pepper and cayenne and roasted for 30 minutes at 400*.

The end result, topped with Asiago, was quite healthy!

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But my palate didn’t love this combo. Too earthy maybe? Or maybe just too healthy.

Likes: Eggplant, zucchini, potatoes

Dislikes: Peppers, tempeh, quinoa

So strange. I literally gagged at a few bites and the next bite (potato) would be delicious.

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But I made a pretty good dent!

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We had plans tonight to meet up with Sarah for all-you-can-eat gelato at Splendora’s! Unfortunately we missed this event by one week. So we plopped ourselves at Sweet Frog instead.

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I had such the mix it almost wasn’t good!! Cookies n Cream, Coconut and Irish Mint yogurts [didn’t eat the mint – ew.] Plus blackberries, Heath, Resee’s Pieces, butterscotch, caramel and 2 Sour Patch Kids [the baby requested those.]

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We just finished episode #2 of LOST for the evening. We’re in the Season 4 Finale! What will we DO when this show ends!?!??

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1 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio March 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Dinner looks awesome!! Earth never tasted so good :)

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2 Anjali @ The Picky Eater March 7, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Omg dinner and dessert both look awesome!! Roasted veggies are the best :) I can’t wait until you finish all the seasons of LOST – really interested to hear what you think about the series finale!

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3 Hillary B March 7, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Ha! It sure looks great in the pictures, but it definitely wasn’t our tastiest creation. Super healthy, though! I doctored up my leftovers with feta and lots of grated parmesan!! We’ll see how it is :)

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4 KathEats March 7, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Feta would have been great!

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5 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 7, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Roasting veggies has got to be the BEST way to eat them!!!

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6 Lorin March 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I loved lost but the series finale, I thought was dissapointing..but I hope you enjoy it! It was definitely a good series.

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7 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Haha that’s usually what my fro yo looks like! I go so few times that I always end up wanting a tiny bit of everything, I can’t commit to one flavor combination!

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8 Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not March 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I’ve never tried roasting eggplant, might be time to go for it! I’m not a huge fan of the veggie, so it totally depends on the way it’s cooked. I think covered in asiago might just make me a convert…

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9 Emily @LivingLongfellow March 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm

woa, talk about preggo cravings! That is one flavorful mix in that dessert there.

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10 munni March 7, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Dinner looks delicious asusual. Comming to LOST we thought the same when we are watching it endlessly but now we are watching MONK, Lie to me episodes as a substitute. Let us see what you will do

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11 Brooke March 7, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I craved fruit, orange juice, Cheerios and Sour Patch Kids during my pregnancy! So far it sounds like you are craving similar things…..I had a girl!

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12 Abby March 7, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I keep wanting to comment on Lost. I was/am a huge fan! I know lot of people were disappointed by the ending, but I enjoyed it. As you are watching make sure to focus on the characters just as much as the “questions” and you’ll be more satisfied by the finale.

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13 Michelle M March 8, 2012 at 9:10 am

I agree 100% with you on this.

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14 Lauren March 7, 2012 at 10:48 pm

After I finished watching Lost, I started watching an equally intense show (as well as totally dorky and amazing) called Battlestar Galactica–not for everyone, but I liked it EVEN MORE than Lost. I thought that Battlestar had a better plot overall, and it’s such a compelling story about human struggle and triumph, even if there are robots :) It’s on Netflix, I’d really recommend it!

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15 Kaitlyn @ trialandbalance March 8, 2012 at 6:30 am

I did the same exact thing! We’re in the midst of watching battlestar and i think its great. Fills that ‘lost’ void! :)

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16 Emily March 7, 2012 at 10:53 pm

I got into the Lost craze last year… I think I finished the entire series in a little over a month (during college midterms, too… oops :S)!! I can’t wait for you to get to the final season. It’ll blow your mind!! Ahhh, I just want to tell you what happens!!! But I won’t, of course :)

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17 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats March 7, 2012 at 10:59 pm

By the time you get to the end of LOST you’ll be glad it’s over. =/ It’s sad but true!

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18 Maria March 7, 2012 at 10:59 pm

I was so sad when we finished watching LOST. I still mourn over the fact that the series really is over. I would recommend watching The Walking Dead next. Yes, it’s a zombie show, but I see so many parallels between it and LOST that I love it. The first season is on Netflix streaming and we are making our way through it, just as we did with LOST (two-three episodes per night).

p.s. So happy to see Sarah on your blog (she’s my Blend roomie!) Hi, Sarah!

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19 Anne March 7, 2012 at 11:12 pm

“What will we DO when this show ends!?!??”

Watch The WIRE! It’s a great show with fantastic character development. It has 5 seasons, all with a unique feel. My boyfriend and I have very similar TV taste to you and Matt, and we are currently in the middle of season 5 and loving it!!

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20 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 7, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Um all you can eat gelato?? Whoa. That sounds dangerously amazing. Hope you can catch it next time! I love that the baby requested 2 Sour Patch kids :) Yum.

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21 Melanie March 7, 2012 at 11:14 pm

So glad you are enjoying Lost!!! I am still sad that it is over! It truly is one of the best shows ever created! One day soon I want to watch the entire series again! So so good! Keep enjoying! :-)

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22 Melanie March 7, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Oh I just saw Maria’s comment about The Walking Dead! Also excellent! I definitely recommend that one too!

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23 Kelly March 7, 2012 at 11:17 pm

There IS life after LOST but it just isn’t as sweet without ogling Sawyer every night.. ;)

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24 Kelly March 7, 2012 at 11:17 pm

I should add – other shows that are great that I’d recommend are Prison Break (all wrapped up now, I believe there were 4 seasons?) and Modern Family!

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25 KathEats March 8, 2012 at 8:29 am

“Freckles….sonofabitch”

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26 Carin March 7, 2012 at 11:20 pm

What will you do when Lost is finished? Probably talk about the ending all night! Be warned! I think you should leave the last episode to watch early in the evening so that you allow lots of discussion time!

….and maybe you could dress up in special Dharma Initiative jumpsuits while you’re at it? :-)

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27 KathEats March 8, 2012 at 8:30 am

I do want to have a party. Those who have already seen the ending can still come!

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28 KhushbOo March 7, 2012 at 11:27 pm

That fro yo combo sounds great- I think I need to indulge in some today :)

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29 Betsy March 7, 2012 at 11:29 pm

ew, peppers and tempeh would make me gag any day (and I’m not even preggers). Also, I usually love your eats Kath, but that ice cream combo is like everything but the kitchen sink – why not keep it simple if you are so gag-prone?

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30 Paige @ Healthy Hits the Spot March 7, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Well, the pictures look great!

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31 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 7, 2012 at 11:48 pm

that is indeed quite the flavor combo in that little bowl of froyo! ;)
my husband and i always questioned what we’d do when we finished LOST too… we were obsessed! now we’re hooked on the show “24”. it’s still not the same as LOST though!

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32 Lynn @ the actor's diet March 8, 2012 at 12:01 am

When LOST ends you start watching Breaking Bad.

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33 Laura @ She Eats Well March 8, 2012 at 12:20 am

Your dinner looks yummy to me. It’s crazy how pregnancy alters your taste buds!

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34 jojo March 8, 2012 at 1:04 am

Hmm, interesting combination of toppings & frozen yogurt flavors..
I always end up having different sections: chocolate, fruits, and red beans sections… Yes they have red beans at yogurtland in california, it sounds weird but it’s one of my favorite toppings :)

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35 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga March 8, 2012 at 1:05 am

What will we DO when this show ends!?!?? <— you will remember watching tv with your spouse with very fond memories and life as you know it with a newborn won't quite be the same :)

I just made tempeh and have a renewed interest in it…been loving it lately!

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36 maria @ Chasing the Now March 8, 2012 at 1:28 am

After LOST, my husband and I began watching Prison Break. We’re loving it!

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37 Laura March 8, 2012 at 3:32 am

Someone prepares/helps you prepare food and you announce to the Internet that it made you gag? I don’t care if you’re pregnant, that’s plain rude. Some things should be kept to yourself. I doubt you’ll let this comment through, but at least I’ll know that you’ve read it.

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38 KathEats March 8, 2012 at 7:36 am

The meal was mostly my idea and Hillary didn’t really like it either.

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39 Katie March 8, 2012 at 9:15 am

The power of words and how everyone interprets them. Maybe it’s because I have been pregnant twice and am aware of how strange food cravings and aversions can be. Kath, I got the impression that you were being totally honest as a pregnant woman whose body is being controlled by hormones and the tiny little being that you are sharing your body with for 9-10 months, that you yourself were surprised that the meal didn’t taste as good as you expected. I commend you for being so honest and open with your readers. I think you are an inspiration to all women especially those who are expecting that we shouldn’t be afraid to share our experiences, opinions, thoughts, and feelings and that even though we all strive to be happy and healthy we aren’t all perfect. Your blog is still the first I read every morning!

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40 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) March 8, 2012 at 5:52 am

After LOST you should get hooked on Parenthood. Some people think it’s annoying but I am addicted to the show.

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41 megan March 8, 2012 at 6:03 am

After Lost, you must watch Downton Abbey.

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42 Eileen March 8, 2012 at 7:55 am

I second this! Totally and completely different but so AMAZING

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43 Katie March 8, 2012 at 9:19 am

I third this! I have just started watching the second season and am totally hooked. Our local paper (Lincoln, Nebraska) actually just had an article about a couple whose home follows the Victorian Downtown Abbey style and it is for sale for $899,000. It even has a website castlevictorian.com.

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44 Ashley March 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I fourth this!!! My boyfriend and I are LOVING Downton Abbey.

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45 Macrae March 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I fifth- haha! Seriously I love it though! Wish there were more episodes in a season.

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46 Michelle (Better with Berries) March 8, 2012 at 6:15 am

Now that you mentioned all the things you can make in a rice cooker, I might just have to ask for one for Christmas next year!

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47 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count March 8, 2012 at 7:09 am

That dinner looks delicious! Wish we had a nearby frozen yogurt place. There’s a local ice cream place but it’s only open seasonally. :-(

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48 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles March 8, 2012 at 7:37 am

Love, love, love roasted veggies. Puree them up with some veggie stock and you have a super delish soup!

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49 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes March 8, 2012 at 7:42 am

Awesome combo’s! Looks great :)

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50 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope March 8, 2012 at 7:49 am

I love roasted vegetables. I feel like they taste so much better when roasted. I love seasoning them with garlic salt. Yum! :)

Frozen yogurt is the perfect ending to a dinner!

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51 Molly @ RDexposed March 8, 2012 at 8:12 am

Maybe since the earthiness wasn’t liked, you won’t experience pica! Ha!

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52 KathEats March 8, 2012 at 8:30 am

Hahahahha. Hopefully not!

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53 Allison K March 8, 2012 at 8:19 am

Ugh…peppers have been the grossest thing during my pregnancy. First they made me gag and now they give me heartburn.

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54 Heather @ Run Eat Play March 8, 2012 at 8:20 am

Looks delicious – I love roasted veggies.
I have actually never seen an episode of Lost. But I have been hearing such good stuff about it, maybe I should check it out!

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55 Jennifer G March 8, 2012 at 8:21 am

The weird food thing hasn’t gone away with my pregnancy (i’ll be 28 weeks tomorrow). I am not at a point where I can’t make a decision on what to eat, nothing seems tasty. My breakfast is the same every AM so there is no question there. But when it comes to dinner, if I don’t cook it at home, eating out is a challenge because nothing seems appetizing.
As for LOST – I wish I could tell you to stop now, but I know it can’t be done. Like you, I watched after the show ended, and lost several nights because of it. This final season gets so strange and the ending, well, I am sure you heard how many people were disappointed. I can’t wait until you are done to hear how you feel about it!

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56 Cait's Plate March 8, 2012 at 8:36 am

That dinner looks absolutely phenomenal. As for the ending of LOST – you’ll probably do what the rest of us did, frantically search for answers and spend the next few months contemplating what it all REALLY meant! ;)

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57 Angel7 March 8, 2012 at 8:46 am

I know I could not have handled everything that was going on in that icecream. The blackberries look good, though. And the funny thing is, I bought a bag of Sour Patch Kids, because they taste good to me :)

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58 Allyson March 8, 2012 at 8:47 am

Have you watched Friday Night Lights before? My husband and I are watching it on Netflix, and I’m convinced it’s one of the best shows on television, like, ever! And you definitely don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy it. I totally know the feeling, sort of like mourning, when you finish a good book or show; you miss the characters and just wish the story could go on. I’d say start a new one! I’m only on the second season and I’m already dreading the day when I watch that last episode!!

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59 Tracy March 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I was going to mention Friday Night Lights also!! My husband (and kids) and I are all addicted. It’s a totally different type of series than LOST, but you may be in the mood for a change. Highly recommend!! Great character development.

Also, you NEED to watch and catch up on past episodes of Modern Family. Funniest show on TV!!

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60 Tracy March 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Also, the series ’24” if you haven’t watched it!

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61 Sarah March 8, 2012 at 9:05 am

so interesting the changes that pregnancy makes!

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62 Linds @ Linds Eats March 8, 2012 at 9:09 am

My mouth is watering looking at all those roasted veggies. My absolute favourite way to eat them!

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63 Jess March 8, 2012 at 9:23 am

Mmmm that dinner looks delicious. and haha oh god, there was such a void in my life when I finished Lost!!

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64 Emily March 8, 2012 at 10:41 am

You should watch Prison Break or Breaking Bad next- both are on Netflix instant play and both are soooo good!!

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65 kyla March 8, 2012 at 11:18 am

Watch Arrested Development!!!

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66 KathEats March 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm

We watched the whole series a few years ago. Hilarious!

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67 Tracy March 8, 2012 at 11:21 am

Try The Game of Thrones!! Its an HBO series that we are netflixing right now. Oh the intrigue!!! Its got is all. The book is fabulous too. Speaking of books you might like the Secret Diary of Charlotte Bronte.If you like Jane Austin-ish books you will love it. Its very different from the Game of Thrones but I like to mix it up :)

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68 Andrea @FrSeed2Stomach March 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Have you guys watched The Wire? LOST is a tough act to follow, but I highly recommend the Wire. It’s a bit violent at times but is one of the best series ever (IMHO). The writing is amazing and the show is historically accurate in a lot of ways. Also, GAME OF THRONES is amazing! Can’t wait until it comes back on!

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69 Suzanne March 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Doctor Who! And Downton Abbey!

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70 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm

That dinner looks so good! And when it ends, you might just have to start over again! At least that’s what I’m thinking about doing because I REALLY want to re-watch it! :)

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71 Sandy March 8, 2012 at 5:55 pm

My baby requested sour patch kids until a few weeks into the second trimester! I never ate them before the pg and now (24 wks) don’t desire them at all anymore, but for some reason, I could not go to the store without craving sour patch kids for weeks on end! Sour gummy life savers and also sour jelly beans worked a few times.

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72 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie March 8, 2012 at 8:10 pm

That earth mix sounds heavenly! If vegetables are fruits of the earth, what does that make fruits? ;)

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73 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings March 9, 2012 at 10:55 am

Quite the sweets combo — yes, mint doesn’t seem to fit in that mix! All you can eat gelato?? Really?? I so wish I lived near that! :)

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