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January 25, 2010

  the sound of taking huge bites of dinner !

Hi hi!

Still waiting on Matt to arrive home. It’s a 4.5 drive from Cville and they took a wrong turn!

This afternoon I had a snack around 3:30 – an apple (a really good one!), some sliced cheddar (am loving the apple + cheese combo!) and some roasted almonds. Perfection!

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Shortly after I left for the gym on my bike. You know how I announced a few weeks ago that my bike was ready for retirement? Well I’m still riding it. It’s kind of like this bike:

Rickety bike

I haven’t switched because I NEED my basket and we don’t think it will work on Matt’s foldable bike. So we’ve procrastinate getting his bike sized for me because of that. But seriously, it’s time! I might start taking my phone to the gym in case I break down halfway home!

Despite the nice weather, I actually didn’t really want to go to the gym today. However, I turned my mindset to think of the "indoor playground" and suddenly it was appealing. Steer away from thinking of it as a chore and more of a privilege of time to veg out with a magazine or TV show (or nature! or music!) Whilst at the gym I did 30 minutes on the ET. For having run my farthest yesterday, you shouldn’t wouldn’t know it! My legs felt great. Not the least bit tired.

My appetite on the other hand has turned ravenous!! I finished up my workout with some weights and cut them short because I was so hungry. And I’d just had a snack!

A speedy ride home, a quick shower and I was ready to eat everything in sight.

Thankfully we have tons of leftovers that were ready in 3 minutes with not even a cutting board to dirty!

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I layered up our leftovers:

  • Bean + Cauliflower soup on the bottom (~1/2 a cup)
  • Pineapple Chicken in the middle
  • A few broccolis from my roast on Friday
  • Avocado
  • Arugula
  • Franks Red Hot
  • Coconut for garnish

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Flax Oat Bran toast with a teaspoon of real buttah – mmm!

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I’m giving myself an hour to test my hunger, but as of now, it hasn’t gone away yet!!

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An hour later I needed a snack, although my dinnertime hunger did eventually go away :)

Cottage cheese (1/4 a cup?), pumpkin (a few tbsp?), cacao nibs + butterscotch chips

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Since I’ve been up since 4:45, I think it’s going to be an early night!

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1 Sandy January 25, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Haha i’d like to see a pic of ur bike! ur dinner looks great lots of different flavours!
btw, hi indie!!

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2 Jenna January 25, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Love leftovers! Dessert looks yummy!!

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3 Shannon (The Daily Balance) January 25, 2010 at 8:20 pm

you are right, apple and cheese is the best! I normally have one a night with laughing cow… mmmmmm bliss ;)

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4 Kaite@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle January 25, 2010 at 8:21 pm

That was a creative use of leftovers! I will now go envision the gym as a playground… hope it works :) .

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5 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 25, 2010 at 8:26 pm

I love apple and cheese together too!

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6 Run Sarah January 25, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Great use of your leftovers!

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7 Food Makes Fun Fuel January 25, 2010 at 8:29 pm

You HAVE had a long day. Hope you sleep well!

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8 Jil January 25, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Very long day! and apple and cheese is such a good combo!

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9 Ashley January 25, 2010 at 8:33 pm

My whole last week was ravenous!! I think it may have been because I was moving around cleaning literally all week getting the last little crap done at the house. My hunger during the 1/2 marathon training definitely increased as I progressed with longer distances each week!

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10 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 25, 2010 at 8:34 pm

I’m sure you’re so excited to see Matt!

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11 Lauren @ eater not a runner January 25, 2010 at 8:34 pm

You make leftovers look good!

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12 The Paris Food Blague January 25, 2010 at 8:34 pm

yikes you must be ready to sleep.

awesome picture of the bike!

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13 lynn (The Actors Diet) January 25, 2010 at 8:35 pm

apples and cheddar are such a great combo.

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14 Heather January 25, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Apples and cheese with craisins is one of my favorite snacks!

I love how you combine all your leftovers in one bowl – if I did that, my husband would refuse to eat it. He has issues with food touching. I, on the other hand, typically take most parts of my dinner and mix em all together.

You deserve an early bedtime. Sleep well!

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15 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 25, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Oh man– definitely time for you to hit the hay!!

That snack is the perfect combination of flavors!

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16 karla January 25, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Your food and table settings always look so elegant

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17 Ashley January 25, 2010 at 8:50 pm

I only allow myself to read gossip magazines while i’m on the stairclimber! :) 30 minutes flies by and it feels like a treat!

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18 Sarah January 25, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Mmmm, apple and cheddar! Just curious, what percent cottage cheese do you enjoy? I love it, but I think the no-fat or low-fat versions have such a fake flavor to them ! Maybe I just haven’t let my taste buds acclimate ;)

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19 Kath January 26, 2010 at 6:53 am

Generally low-fat. I’m using Organic valley right now and it’s 4% and quite nice. I don’t like fat-free CC EXCEPT Cabot brand, which I do get at Trader Joe’s sometimes.

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20 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) January 25, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Apple, cheese and nuts is awesome! I like pear + cheese, too. Yum!

Love the eclectic dinner bowl of leftovers. I love no fuss meals!!

Jenn

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21 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 25, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Your dinner sounds great, such an interesting combination!

And I like to think of working out as a privilege, as some “me” time. That always gets me to do it :)

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22 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) January 25, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I love having leftovers — it makes meal planning so much easier and tastes just as good (or even better!) reheated. :)

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23 Karla January 25, 2010 at 9:04 pm

I’ve never tried apples with cheese! Sounds like a good combination though!

Giving yourself an hour to test hunger is a great idea! I’ll try that tip out!

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24 Cole January 25, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Apple, cheese, and almonds are definitely the perfect combo. Yum.

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25 ashleigh January 25, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Hilarious pic of the bike! Be careful though, I would bring my phone if I were you.

Thanks for the indoor playground tip! I have been using that every since I read it on your blog :) It’s great because I have about 20 magazines that need to be read and there’s no better pace then when i’m sweating at the gym!

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26 theemptynutjar January 25, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Kath…I always read, but dont comment much anymore cause I know u are probably too busy to read so many comments :)
But yeah, i love all your eats and i love your zest for life. Makes me kinda sad at my lack of zest. But I think u are fantastic and applaud u for all your success. You should be bursting with pride for just being you.

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27 Kath January 26, 2010 at 6:54 am

I read and love every comment!

And thank you :)

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28 Kelli January 25, 2010 at 9:18 pm

I like the way you talk yourself into a workout when you’re not in the mood! Too many times it just winds up as one of many things on my check list rather than something I look forward to. I’m going to try to change my attitude about it!

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29 Janice @ O.S.M.B. January 25, 2010 at 9:19 pm

I wish I could figure out how to use pumpkin with cottage cheese and oats. For some reason I can’t ever get it to turn out right, but it always looks so good!

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30 Cynthia (It All Changes) January 25, 2010 at 9:26 pm

The best apple and cheese combo is gala and manchego. I love the sweet and salty combo.

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31 Runeatrepeat January 25, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I am always hungrier the day after a long run ( I think many people are actually) and can’t get enough fuel!
Oh, and I like both a hand held water bottle and one with 2 – 4 small bottles. One big bottle bumps around too much. Camelback styles kinda get in the way and you have to be super careful about cleaning them because the straw can get mold. I’ve tried all these kinds!

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32 Ameena January 25, 2010 at 9:46 pm

For a second I thought that was your real bike! What a cool picture!

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33 Heather January 25, 2010 at 9:50 pm

wow you get up early!

I love almonds and cheese!

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34 Mae @ OhhMay January 25, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I’m so glad to hear that you’re not sore from the run yesterday. I love day after long run eats- they’re always so much fun!!!
What kind of apple was that? It looks like a Jonagold to me but I can’t really tell. Ambrosia?

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35 Kath January 26, 2010 at 6:54 am

I have no idea actually!

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36 Stephanie January 25, 2010 at 10:48 pm

If you think apple + cheese is good, seriously try an apple slice spread with peanut butter and topped with cheese! I know I know it sounds a lil’ crazy, but I’ve been eating this since I was a lil’ girl and have always adored the combo of random flavors :)

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37 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope January 25, 2010 at 10:50 pm

That snack seriously looks SO good… great combination! :) Haha, that IS quite the bike! Hopefully that situation will get worked out soon for you!

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38 Fitography January 25, 2010 at 10:54 pm

I heart leftovers:) Although, after my third lunch of bean and bulgur chili – I’m done!
Oh, your tribute to oatmeal and love of pumpkin inspired me to spice up my morning oats!

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39 Adrien January 25, 2010 at 10:55 pm

something about having hungry days where you’re eating all good food just makes me feel fantastic about myself!

The hungry days where you dip into the chocolate stash– that’s a different story!

Any word on where we can get that soup recipe from?!

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40 Kath January 26, 2010 at 6:54 am

AGREED!

Soup was pretty generic (and Karen made it so I don’t have the recipe). If you Google “Bean + cauliflower soup” you’ll probably get a similar one.

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41 AnnQ January 25, 2010 at 11:01 pm

The apple, cheddar and nuts looks fabu!

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42 Mama Pea January 25, 2010 at 11:12 pm

It’s so funny to see how your eating habits change when Matt is gone…you eat like me!!!

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43 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) January 25, 2010 at 11:12 pm

I love apples with cheese! :-)

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44 Annie @ stronghealthyfit January 25, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Looks like a delicious dinner and a nice relaxing day!

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45 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write January 26, 2010 at 12:03 am

That bike is funny. I need a new bike (with a basket) too.

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46 Meghan @ Spreading the Health January 26, 2010 at 12:19 am

That’s exactly the way I think about exercising! An hour when I get a break from studying where I get to read magazines and watch TV. What could be better? ;)

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47 Hannah January 26, 2010 at 12:21 am

What a crazy coincidence! I used to read your blog every day but got caught up in finishing my thesis last year, so am now in big catch-up mode. The funny this is I’m Australian, but am right now in Charlottesville visiting friends from when I did my exchange year at UVA in 2007.

So exciting that you’re moving here – and I am fantabulously jealous. I wish I could move here… instead I have to go back to Australia, where it’s impossible to find canned pumpkin. Sadness!

P.S. Your dinner looks so heavenly. I love bowls like that, so full fo interesting tidbits!

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48 Kath January 26, 2010 at 6:55 am

Wow! Comparable to Australia – how exciting!

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49 amber January 26, 2010 at 12:42 am

leftovers are the best on nights like that! I made you recipe from last night and have leftovers for tomorrow, guess that means I have no excuse not to hit up the indoor playground.

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50 Heather (Heather's Dish) January 26, 2010 at 12:43 am

what a cool combo of stuff! gotta love a leftover bowl :)

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51 Leo @ Cupcakes In Paris January 26, 2010 at 1:19 am

Your dinner looks so good. Hard to believe it is made of leftovers. You are pretty creative. Also your bread looks fantastic!

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52 Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com January 26, 2010 at 2:49 am

Gohs no wonder your hungry, when I’m up really early I get really hungry in the day, I think maybe it’s tiredness?
Great use of leftovers btw :D Have a good sleep!

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53 christie @ honoring health January 26, 2010 at 6:01 am

Wow, great bowl of leftovers!

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54 Nicole January 26, 2010 at 8:10 am

I like that way of thinking.. the indoor playground sounds so much more appealing than the gym!

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55 Sandra January 26, 2010 at 9:03 am

I love what you said, “Steer away from thinking of it as a chore and more of a privilege of time to veg out with a magazine or TV show”

That’s a GREAT statement!

Sandra

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56 Ash @ Good Taste. Healthy Me January 26, 2010 at 9:08 am

Nice bike! ;)

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57 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale January 26, 2010 at 10:14 am

I love a really crisp Granny Smith apple with good, aged parmesan cheese! It’s a great little appetizer too.

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58 Heather @ Side of Sneakers January 26, 2010 at 10:32 am

That bread looks great! I love apples and cheese :)

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59 Katharine January 26, 2010 at 11:15 am

I’ve neglected the apple and cheese combo and need to start snacking on that again! P.S. I found a Great Harvest near me and am SO excited to go visit (and purchase some bread, of course)! :)

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60 Sarah January 26, 2010 at 11:55 am

Laughing at the bike photo – awesome!

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