Hour Of Rest

April 18, 2009

This was one of the best hours of the semester!! Reading in our Mexican hammock without a care in the world –

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We realized it was 7pm and we hadn’t even thought about dinner yet! (Well, that’s not true – I had a few ideas in mind, but we hadn’t started to think about preparing dinner!) I used up the rest of the veggies in our fridge to make this Asian peanut dish

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We roasted brussels, a carrot, a tiny bit of zucchini + pepper, tempeh and kale on a baking sheet. The veggies went in first (tossed in olive oil at 425* for 20 minutes), then we added the tempeh for about 5 more, then for the last 5 we added the kale to slightly wilt.

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Tossed with whole wheat spaghetti, EarthFare Peanut Satay sauce, coconut and salted chopped peanuts –

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Oh, and sriratcha!

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Our entertainment this evening was The Kite Runner compliments of Netflix. We both read the book a few years ago, and both enjoyed the movie. Hassan was so cute!!

I was still a little hungry (thirsty? I’m feeling the effects of my long workouts in the sun) after dinner and was craving fruit because I missed out on some at lunch/snack. I chopped up this delightful ripe little pear and nuked it with some vanilla soy milk and topped that with a few tbsp of AgavePlus granola.

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Now I’ve moved on to water :)

My mom sent me a little spring shopping $$ (yahoo!!) in this cute card! She said the frog “wanted to be on the blog.” Thanks mom!

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I’m sleepy and am off to bed. Hope the rain holds off long enough tomorrow to get in a little more time outside!

Nite

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1 emmy April 18, 2009 at 9:36 pm

that looks like a great afternoon!

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2 Meg April 18, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Love the hammock picture! Looks like the perfect afternoon!

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3 gliding calm April 18, 2009 at 9:45 pm

i wish I had an Earthfare near by so I could try that sauce! I loveeeeee peanut sauce! looks amazing Kath! and so glad you had a relaxing evening on the hammock! I just adore your yard!

take care!

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4 FoodsThatFit April 18, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Dinner looks delicious! I love using up the odds and ends in the fridge to make meals! I hate letting anything go to waste.

The frog is super cute, I am super impressed if she made that card!!

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5 Oh She Glows April 18, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Oh man I need to get a hammock!! Looks so relaxing.

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6 Jen April 18, 2009 at 9:58 pm

The first picture is sooo cute. :) Aww.. (And peanut satay sauce sounds like it’d be delicious on top of anything.)

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7 Sarah (lovINmytummy) April 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm

I think you stayed so long in the hammock because you were afraid to get out! Tandem hammocking is DANGEROUS!

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8 Sharon April 18, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Awh, horray for resting. And love the card!

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9 Run Sarah April 18, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Love the hammock photo! Great dinner idea too, I usually stir fry my veg but roasting looks like a wonderful alternative.

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10 Heather April 18, 2009 at 10:19 pm

That is the sweetest picture in the hammock… should TOTALLY be framed! :D

Glad to hear you enjoyed your day! What a great dinner too. So healthy and yummy!

Love the snack! I’ve gotta try the whole nuking fruits sometime… I bet some cinnamon would go PERFECT on that too!

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11 Michelle Hisae April 18, 2009 at 10:23 pm

The Kite Runner was such an amazing film. It was shockingly raw – I loved it. I hope you enjoyed it, too!

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12 Help Meghan Run April 18, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Oh I love laying in the hammock and reading or studying. :) Nice!

Check out my blog as I run with Team in Training and raise money for blood cancers!
www. HelpMeghanRun .com

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13 Kristie April 18, 2009 at 10:56 pm

That first picture is too sweet. Your mom (and the card) are too cute. And that dinner sounds too darn delicious.
I really want a hammock!

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14 Priyanka April 18, 2009 at 11:13 pm

I have just got the book Kite runner from the library, after hearing good things about it from my cousin.

Dinner looks awesome.

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15 Biz319 April 18, 2009 at 11:59 pm

I’ve read the book, but have yet to see the movie! I would love a hammock, but my hubby doesn’t agree!

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16 Leah @ simply fabulous now April 19, 2009 at 5:07 am

Aw what a nice time relaxing with your hubby! I love those days! Dinner looks great, as usual :). Hope the rain holds off for you today! What plans do you have?

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17 zestycook April 19, 2009 at 5:54 am

I want an EARTHFARE :) Good to see you guys relax!

zest!

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18 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) April 19, 2009 at 6:34 am

Aww glad you had such a great afternoon with the husband. Too cute!

And what a sweet mama to send a little lovin’ your way. Gotta love family!

Have a great Sunday

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19 Virginia April 19, 2009 at 6:37 am

i love your blog! i wish i had a hammock like that!!!

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20 VeggieGirl April 19, 2009 at 6:38 am

SUCH a darling photo in the hammock!!

Mmm, peanut sauce.

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21 Angie April 19, 2009 at 6:41 am

What a great afternoon! Great dinner idea too- I’ve got to try the peanut satay sauce. I agree- the hammock photo should be framed.

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22 Sara April 19, 2009 at 7:51 am

what a great mom! and i forgot to mention a few days ago, boy you can really see the family resemblance! dinner looked very yummy…

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23 Kath April 19, 2009 at 8:01 am

Sarah (lovINmytummy),
LOL!

K

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24 Shelby April 19, 2009 at 8:03 am

That hammock picture is SO ADORABLE!

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25 K April 19, 2009 at 8:29 am

What a relaxing afternoon!! Cute card!

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26 Shannon (The Daily Balance) April 19, 2009 at 8:36 am

love the hammock pic! so sweet! dinner looked DELISH!

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27 LK- Healthy Delcious April 19, 2009 at 9:13 am

oooh, I want a hammock so bad! All I asked for for my birthday was a hammock and a microplane, and I only got the microplane (cheap hubby!!)

Dinner looks delicious, as always. What kind of flowers are those that you always have on the table? They’re so fun!

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28 Kath April 19, 2009 at 10:15 am

LK- Healthy Delcious,
They are Spider Mums. My favorite flower!

K

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29 Debbie April 19, 2009 at 11:18 am

Kath,

Every time I look at your site I’m amazed at how good the food looks in your pictures. The pictures are really a big part of your site and I think they would encourage anyone that doesn’t already eat healthy meals to give it a try!

Keep up the good work,

Debbie

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30 MaryBe April 19, 2009 at 12:11 pm

I am still afraid to try kale (it’s so umm ruff-ly!) but I think I’m going to have to cave soon! You make it look so good! Better than Fresh Flies for a nickel

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31 Sami April 19, 2009 at 1:04 pm

The first picture is super cute!

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32 Nate April 19, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Who is the guy wearing the hairpants in the hammock pic?

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33 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) April 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm

awwwww, cute hammock legs! dinner looks amaaaazing. i love satay!

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34 Jess April 20, 2009 at 11:56 am

I read The Kite Runner and it was wonderful. I need to watch the movie.

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