Green Reminds Me

November 30, 2010

Working hard on the blog!! I’ve been wanting to organize many of my most memorable posts for a while, and this project kept me completely mesmerized without a nod to the real world for hours this afternoon. I’ve only finished the Blog Events page – a Travel page is also in the works.

Can I say how fun and WEIRD it is to relive so much of my life this way!?

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At 6:30 I realized we better start thinking about dinner. Thankfully I had a plan.

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Faith posted this photo of a soup made with leftover potatoes and tofu. We had the same 3 ingredients on our menu, so I decided to clone the recipe!

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We combined 2 cups of chicken stock with a heaping cup of leftover creamy rosemary mashed potatoes. Before long the potatoes were liquidy.

Then we added a huge bowl of kale

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And let that steam away.

Blenderized

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Into a nice soup base (I so just wanted to add granola to this and call it a night!!)

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But we had tofu and mushrooms too!

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Delicious Twin Oaks tofu – Italian Herb flavor and two big portabellas.Both were sautéed in some Garlic Gold oil and Worcestershire sauce.

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Garnished with some aged sharp cheddar and cracked black pepper – MADE the dish!! It was quite good!! Very hearty and voluminous. We were both fans!

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GREEN reminds me…of everything we did it blinds me…

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Hot lime water is actually quite delectable! I find lemons to be a bit harsh, but dare I say this was tastier than hot tea!?

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After dinner we watched the movie Away We Go – cute! I loved Maggie Gyllenhaal’s character!!

Wrapping up another day. That is if I don’t get sucked back into my Travel page…

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1 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 30, 2010 at 9:12 pm

I love lime in my water more than lemons. It’s what my hubby and I always do!

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2 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 30, 2010 at 9:13 pm

I love Maggie’s acting. I will have to check that out. The soup looks so good! All the color. Enjoy your evening!

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3 Joanna November 30, 2010 at 9:14 pm

This soup def reminds me of a green french onion soup. It looks just like the french onion soup served at Panera. I wonder if I could adapt the recipe… Hm…

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4 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) November 30, 2010 at 9:14 pm

That green just jumps off the screen! Colorful food is always more fun to eat!

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5 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) November 30, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Hahah granola on that mixture would be quite interesting :)

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6 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 30, 2010 at 9:16 pm

I love that you combined green monsters and SOUP! So creative. Organizing blog stuff is always difficult for me too- I can’t imagine how tough it must be with about 20x the posts!!

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7 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) November 30, 2010 at 9:18 pm

That bright green is gorgeous — so cheerful for a grey day!

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8 Simply Life November 30, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Oh I love that movie!

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9 Gaby @ Embracement November 30, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Soup looks delicious and so bright!

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10 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen November 30, 2010 at 9:23 pm

The color of that soup is amazing.

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11 Lisa Fine November 30, 2010 at 9:27 pm

At our local Vietnamese place they make a wonderful lime tea with honey. It’s sweet and tart and so delicious, and it makes me appreciate limes over lemons any day.

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12 Jessica @ The Process of Healing November 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Have to say… that’s an interesting soup.

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13 Marisa @ Loser for Life November 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm

That soup looks so beautiful and vibrant, Kath!

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14 Alyssa November 30, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I loved that movie also :-) I’m slightly obsessed with John Kraczynski (sp?)…reminds me of my husband!

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15 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 30, 2010 at 9:34 pm

That soup looks so good – Green monster soup? I’m all for it!!

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16 Kimberly @ Servantless American Cook November 30, 2010 at 9:38 pm

I love Away We Go! Such a good movie!

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17 Katy (The Singing Runner) November 30, 2010 at 9:40 pm

I need to really update my blog and have it looking spiffy like yours. ;) This will be my project over the winter break. :)

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18 Kristin November 30, 2010 at 9:41 pm

I loved that movie and her character too…especially the part where she is so horrified by the stroller. “Why would I want to push them away from me?”

Hilarious. That soup looks delish!

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19 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama November 30, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Wow–I love the color of your soup! I’m pretty sure my picky husband would not touch it, though, sadly. :-(

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20 Amy November 30, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Ooh hot lime water. Sounds intriguing!

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21 Claire (Low Impact Fashionista) November 30, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Holy GREEN soup! I like lime in my water better too :)

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22 Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Good luck working on your blog!! It’s a lot of work..but fun work nonetheless. :P

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23 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) November 30, 2010 at 9:58 pm

I know what I’m having for dinner tomorrow!

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24 Chetney (Czesia's Adventures) November 30, 2010 at 9:59 pm

I loved that movie, just watched it a couple of days ago, I think it’s still around here somewhere waiting to be returned to Netflix land! I liked her character, but man I wanted to slap her haha!

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25 Heather November 30, 2010 at 10:07 pm

I love hot lemon water – I can only imagine how good hot lime water is.

Love the green soup – never thought to blend kale to make a green base. A great holiday dish!

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26 ilana November 30, 2010 at 10:27 pm

What a pretty song! :) Green is such a romantic color.

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27 Christin@purplebirdblog November 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Beautiful soup! So many of your dishes look like they belong in a magazine! :D

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28 Jamie @ Food in Real Life November 30, 2010 at 10:37 pm

That is a gorgeous looking recipe. I don’t know if you submit to magazines or any kind of photography outlets or anything like that, but I think this soup would get some attention.

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29 Camille November 30, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Aww, I love Away We Go! My boyfriend and I own it and our favorite part is little Bennett who talks about how babies are sneaky, but he will try again. :)

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30 Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 30, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Yum! I love green smoothies so I would probably love green soup too!

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31 Kristen @ Kristen, Sweetly November 30, 2010 at 11:19 pm

I loved Away We Go. Anything Maggie Gyllenhaal is in is OK by me (especially when it involves her in a bakery crooning about pastries). The first 5 minutes won me over, it was so hilarious!!

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32 Mimi November 30, 2010 at 11:46 pm

I’m trying to organize my recipes with picture icons that could link to other pages, but am having some trouble with creating sub-pages. Any advice?

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33 Jess @ atasteofconfidence November 30, 2010 at 11:47 pm

away we go is so cute:)

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34 Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle November 30, 2010 at 11:48 pm

this looks awesome!!!

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35 Alaina November 30, 2010 at 11:58 pm

I have that movie right now sitting next to my TV just ready to be watched. Glad to hear it’s a good one!

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36 Amanda (Eating Up) December 1, 2010 at 12:05 am

I think you win the award for consuming the most green dishes :-P

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37 Hannah December 1, 2010 at 12:35 am

That looks more amazing than tofu and greenery has a right to look. Swoon!

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38 Karen from Globetrotter Diaries December 1, 2010 at 3:03 am

YUM– I have almost all the ingredients for this in my fridge so I will try this out soon.

PS. Love your blog, my first time here– fabulous!

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39 Kath December 1, 2010 at 10:02 am

Welcome!!

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40 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 1, 2010 at 3:28 am

Pretty soup! Something about warm citrus grosses me out, so I think I’d skip the lime water, lol.

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41 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes December 1, 2010 at 5:19 am

glad I’m not standing(sipping?) alone when it comes to lime water “tea”…I love it! Something so warming yet fresh/zesty feeling about sipping it in the winter…Lime water and a good book=great winter evening! :)
love,
cathy b. @ brightbakes

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42 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) December 1, 2010 at 6:43 am

I love adding lemon to hot water. Or oranges, ginger, et cetera. It makes a nice flavor change. :D

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43 stacey-healthylife December 1, 2010 at 6:50 am

That soup looks so pretty, it’s totally magazine quality.

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44 Lauren December 1, 2010 at 6:56 am

This sounds like a cute movie. I’m looking for a good movie to rent this weekend. Thanks for the tip.

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45 Julie @ Honey B. Nutrition December 1, 2010 at 7:20 am

Oooh that looks delicious! Perfect timing as my husband is traveling for a while – he’s pretty good with the healthy food but kale and tofu are not at the top of his list. Hooray for me!

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46 Katie December 1, 2010 at 8:26 am

Oh my gosh, how funny – last night my boyfriend and I were watching Grown Ups with Maya Rudolph and I was telling him of this movie she was in that was awesome but I couldn’t remember the name of it. That’s so funny you watched it last night. I love that movie!!

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47 Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life December 1, 2010 at 9:09 am

I am a huge fan of hot lemon and hot lime water! I actually like it better then hot tea at times!

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48 faith @ gracefulfitness December 1, 2010 at 9:55 am

Your soup looks awesome! I’ve never had a green monster but I imagine this soup is pretty close, it’s like a chlorophyll explosion in a bowl, yum!

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49 Lindsay December 1, 2010 at 10:18 am

ok…… so reading all these food blogs i see the vitamix everywhere! What is the benefits to this product over a blender? i am trying to compare and contrast all of the blender products and decide what to buy

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50 Kath December 1, 2010 at 10:21 am

It is hands down the best blender I’ve ever used. SO powerful. SO thorough.

Worth $400? Only if you use your blender a lot. I def. use mine MORE now that I have one.

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51 Melissa @ I Never Imagined December 1, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Aren’t green soups bizarre? Did it throw you off for a moment before you tasted it? I made some green soup (spinach and pumpkin) a few weeks back and it tasted completely different to how it looked! Although I don’t know what I expected “green” to taste like…

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52 The Healthy Apple December 1, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Beautiful pictures of the soup; I love it! Amazing colors and I am sure it tastes amazing, as well…great post, Kath. Love that Vitamix…I need ta get myself one of those babies, heehe…It’s insanely windy up here in Manhattan today…hope your wind has subsided a bit!

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53 Kristi @ Hiding in Honduras December 1, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Glad to hear you’re working on a travel page! I’m always inspired by your B&B raves and keep telling myself that one day (when I am back in the States) my hub and I will have to track down some of the places you’ve stayed!

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54 LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils December 1, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Is that soup warm??? Maybe the Vita warms it a little?

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55 Kath December 1, 2010 at 9:49 pm

It was warm because the potatoes + kale were steamed together.

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56 Amanda March 29, 2011 at 10:20 am

I just discovered this blog and love it more everytime i look at it! I know this is an old post but the title “Green reminds me” caught my attention..I recently saw Brendan James in concert in Boston! IT WAS AMAZING!

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