Holy Green!

February 9, 2009

My paperwhites are blooming!

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Studying was a success today. I sat in an armchair for over an hour studying Food Science and then I wanted to take a walk and decided to just take my Clinical notes with me. I was gone for an hour! That’s how long it took to get through them. It was a really nice day though. Talk about NEAT!

I came home hungry at 5:00 and inevitably spoiled my appetite with this fun tasting plate. Half an apple (my other half ate the other half), apricot + fig, roasted garbanzos, ~1 tbsp trail mix with butterscotch, and some Trader Joe’s bunnies I had as a free samples from ages ago.

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We started on dinner around 6:30 despite me not being that hungry because he needed to get in bed earlier tonight.

This one was a big green winner! Inspired by this recipe and this recipe, we came up with this recipe: Green Greens + Mac.

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I LOVED it. A one-bowl meal, a thick hearty sauce, all wholesome ingredients.

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I didn’t need it, but I had a tiny end piece of rye bread on the side. With butta. I always have to have two components to my dinners. A palate cleanser between bites.

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Tomorrow’s plans include yoga, oatmeal, major studying, a lunch out, more studying and soup for dinner 😎

I am debating taking my online Psych test tonight. I’ll decide as soon as I push Publish…

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1 jenner February 9, 2009 at 9:06 pm

yum both your afternoon snackie and the green mac look divine!


2 Clean Veggie February 9, 2009 at 9:16 pm

i love the twist on the mac and cheese.
sounds delicious :)


3 Katelyn February 9, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Paper whites are so nice at this time of the year! I love the reminder that spring is around the corner.


4 VeggieGirl February 9, 2009 at 9:22 pm


Good luck with that test!!


5 Maggie February 9, 2009 at 9:22 pm

Good luck if you take the test! I love one-dish dinners – so simple and fun :)


6 K February 9, 2009 at 9:24 pm

That dinner looks so good!! If you take your test – good luck 😀


7 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) February 9, 2009 at 9:33 pm

that looks hearty and FANTASTIC!

can wait to see the oats in store for tomorrow!


8 Marisa (trim the fat) February 9, 2009 at 9:33 pm

yummy pasta!


9 Sharon February 9, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Wow, delicious!


10 Marissa February 9, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Yummy green pasta!


11 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 9, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Mmmm that looks glad! Seems productivity was in the air today. Yah for studying!


12 Kara February 9, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Your photos make even the simplest foods look drool-worthy! I want to buy a new camera now…


13 Kailey (SnackFace) February 9, 2009 at 9:40 pm

That snack and pasta both look fabulous! You’re amazing for being able to study that much! Good luck with the test!


14 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) February 9, 2009 at 9:51 pm

your snackie plate is so pretty, and that green greens & mac recipe looks delicious. like you said, simple and hearty and quick. perfect weeknight meal!


15 Mlm Multilevel February 9, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Nice pics, love this food… Im getting hungry hehee


16 Shelby February 9, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Great snack and dinner Kath. Looks yummy.


17 Betsy in Pittsburgh February 9, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Those don’t look like bunnies – they look like parrots!


18 Marlene February 9, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Your photos are so lovely. You have turned me into a placemat convert. I think I’ll have to whip up a couple myself.

Very lovely blog!!


19 Meg February 9, 2009 at 10:15 pm

YUM! I love one bowl meals!


20 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) February 9, 2009 at 10:18 pm

I’m definitely with you on the one-bowl concept, but I’m also with you on the two-component meal concept as well! Infinitely more exciting, even though it was just toast. :) Looks like the recipe was a serious success!


21 Sarah February 9, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Your pasta looks amazing!

I might use that for lunches next week!


22 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) February 9, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Nice dinner!


23 Oh She Glows February 9, 2009 at 10:40 pm

This looks so mouth watering delicious!


24 thepinkpeppercorn February 9, 2009 at 10:41 pm

Yummy pasta and beeeautiful flowers! yay!


25 Amelia February 9, 2009 at 11:19 pm

Aww flowers blooming! Thank goodness. Spring can’t be too far away. :)


26 Hallie February 10, 2009 at 12:00 am

Yay for pasta (minus the cheese though, no me gusta). My boyfriend doesn’t really like pasta(!) so we never have it, which is probably a good thing but I’ve been craving it like mad lately.


27 RD2be February 10, 2009 at 12:45 am

yipes, online tests still make me nervous and I’m no longer in school! I was always afraid the computer would freeze and I’d fail or something… Hope it goes smoothly for you!


28 Nicole February 10, 2009 at 1:11 am

I love the afternoon snack! Tasting plates are always a favorite.


29 Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 10, 2009 at 1:19 am

Now that is MY kind of snack plate. Seriously, can I have it back.


30 HangryPants February 10, 2009 at 1:22 am

I love one bowl meals! You’re snack looks great, but I am with you on spoiling your dinner appetite. It happens to me, too and it’s so annying because I always want whatever I planned to make for dinner.


31 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday February 10, 2009 at 8:11 am

The paperwhite is so pretty!!

Green Greens + Mac sounds pretty good, too!


32 Jessica February 10, 2009 at 8:17 am

I thought about emailing you at the contest, when I saw your lunch post – but I knew it was too late since you’d be studying the rest of the afternoon – oh well!

I’m loving the 70 degree weather – dreading the 50’s to come – though that won’t be THAT bad either.


33 Kath February 10, 2009 at 9:02 am

Betsy in Pittsburgh,
You’re so right – they are parrots!! I guess I was thinking about Annies :)



34 brandi February 10, 2009 at 9:17 am

Good luck with the test.

I was thinking they looked more like parrots, too :)


35 Mara @ What's For Dinner? February 10, 2009 at 9:33 am

That mac looks awesome!! I may steal some of the idea :)


36 Missy (Missy Maintains) February 10, 2009 at 9:35 am

Great dinner! I need to try those bunnies!


37 Maggi February 10, 2009 at 9:56 am

So, I clicked on the Neat link you posted (to muveit.com) Is their Gruve product supposed to be like the Bodybugg? I have a BodyBugg and I love it. It really helps me keep my exercise goals in focus.


38 Lauren February 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I am the same way with liking multiple parts to meals!


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