Kath Eats Real Food For Real

January 24, 2010

This has been such a rejuvenating weekend and just what I needed. Hope I can get reservations at the KERF Spa again soon! From nourishing meals to fun exercises to relaxation, this weekend had it all (wish Matt and I could have spent more time together though!)

This afternoon I worked on an academic project for my internship for a bit and then did something I haven’t done in ages: lounged on the couch and watched TV in my sweats! Glorious. I never got around to packing up all my big dishes this weekend, but that can wait. It’s a sunny day project anyways.

Around 4:30 I knew there was nothing in the world I wanted more than some Great Harvest bread. My body is still weirdly hungry but not hungry. I have determined that my hydration must be the cause. But the bread did wonders for my legs – they felt so much better afterwards!

Flax Oat Bran topped with Nuttzo and Crofter’s Superfruit spread

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While I vegged, dinner cooked!

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Slow-Cooker Pineapple Chicken

Recipe here and for printing, here —> 

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SO SO SO easy. I served a heaping spoonful over baby spinach and leftover turmeric rice and garnished with cilantro, avocado and Cholula!

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I’ve got a suuuuper early morning tomorrow – and overnight oats brewing in the fridge! Going to watch 30 Rock and then get in bed early. Nite!

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1 The Paris Food Blague January 24, 2010 at 8:03 pm

enjoy 30 rock! i have been hooked lately! dinner looks delicious, esp the avocado

a bientot
The Paris Food Blague


2 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 24, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Dinner looks great! Pineapple and chicken are a match made in heaven.
Did you come up with that recipe yourself?


3 Kath January 24, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Sort of. I came up with pineapple chicken and then I remembered someone had told me about a similar recipe and I ended up doing pretty much the same thing!


4 kate January 24, 2010 at 8:14 pm

i have been cooking with my slow cooker a ton! its easy to make & clean up.


5 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 24, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Yum! Looks delicious! Enjoy 30 Rock…it’s a funny one!


6 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 24, 2010 at 8:17 pm

That dinner looks amazing!!!


7 Food Makes Fun Fuel January 24, 2010 at 8:17 pm

The avocado on top makes the dish look perfect! Yum :-)


8 Gracie @ Girl Meets Health January 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm

YUM! I love the sweet/savory flavor that pineapple adds to a dish. You’re definitely redefining the “Campbell’s slow-cooker recipes” stereotype!


9 Lauren @ eater not a runner January 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Your dinner looks soooo good. And yes 30 rock was awesome :-)


10 Lauren January 24, 2010 at 8:21 pm

This may sound really odd, but for some reason, I was just thinking about you today and how I NEVER seem to see you just VEG out! LoL, I swear, I was just thinking to myself, “that Kath is always on the go!”

So glad you got some down time to yourself this afternoon. You deserved it! 😉


11 Kath January 25, 2010 at 5:38 am

Oh my gosh I don’t know HOW to veg out!! Seriously, the minute I sit down I think of something else to do. Glad I was able to relax today!


12 Lauren January 25, 2010 at 6:50 am

Me too girl! Me too! :)


13 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) January 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Sunday afternoons definitely call for some veg out time on the couch :-) Sometimes my stomach feels off after a longer (or faster) than usual run. I often feel hungrier the day after a long run…


14 Jess. January 24, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I made a similar crock pot dish before. It was delicious! Looks like you had a great weekend!


15 Karla January 24, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Cholula! YUM!


16 Ameena January 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Slow cookers make the best meals…I wish I ate chicken so that I could try this!!


17 Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle January 24, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Mmm… dinner looks good… per usual!


18 Lauren January 24, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Slow cooker meals normally turn me off, but that looks amazzzinnnggg.


19 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) January 24, 2010 at 9:01 pm

I just got caught up on this week’s 30 Rock — amazing, as usual. 😀


20 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope January 24, 2010 at 9:06 pm

I’m so glad you enjoyed the weekend! And what a fabulous dinner to cap Sunday night off! :)


21 Tiffany January 24, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Yay for a relaxing weekend! Your dinner looks wonderful and so simple, too!


22 Mary (Food Fit & Fun) January 24, 2010 at 9:09 pm

yum..pineapple! I love overnight oats…even in the cold winter! Enjoyed with a cup of tea of course!


23 Bec January 24, 2010 at 9:14 pm

that chicken looks really good! have a great monday tomorrow:)


24 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 24, 2010 at 9:17 pm

I love using my crockpot. It always makes thing so tender! Glad you recooperated this weekend. Hope you have a great week! :)


25 Jenna January 24, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Bread looks great!


26 Meg @ Be Fit Be Full January 24, 2010 at 9:39 pm

How can I get a reservation a the KERF spa?! 😉 I definitely could have used a slow cooker for the shredded chicken I made tonight. Not sure what’s taking me so long to get one!


27 Kathy January 24, 2010 at 9:45 pm

This looks yummy. I’ll try it with a meat substitute. I’m a vegetarian and it can be hard to find meatless slow cooker recipes. I am posting healthy slow cooker recipes on my blog http://healthyslowcooking.wordpress.com if you want to take a look.


28 Kel January 24, 2010 at 9:52 pm

That looks fantastic!

I might have to make that next Sunday!


29 Ash @ Good Taste. Healthy Me January 24, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Yay great weekend! Don’t you just love your crockpot? I love mine. I love coming home to a yummy smelling house and an awesome meal!


30 Jenn (www.j3nn.net) January 24, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Yum, avocado! For some reason that dish says tropical to me. Must be the pineapple. Love sweet + savory. :)



31 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] January 24, 2010 at 9:59 pm

I’m glad you had a relaxing weekend =) I think I’m going to copy you and prep some overnight oats – a first for me!


32 Fallon January 24, 2010 at 10:02 pm

OMG I’m making pineapple chicken this week! That sounds so good! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I can’t wait to try it.


33 Heather January 24, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Spending the day relaxing on the couch in your sweats is so rejuvienating sometimes – I wish I had more time to do it!

I love my crock pot and am trying to experiment more with recipes – there is nothing easier.

Enjoy your overnight oats in the morning – I love waking up to a pre-made breakfast!


34 lynn (The Actors Diet) January 24, 2010 at 10:28 pm

dinner sounds terrific! i love the combo of pineapple with chicken.


35 Fitography January 24, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I need to get out my crock-pot and make the pineapple chicken recipe this week! It’s been a while since I’ve used mine.


36 Sara January 24, 2010 at 10:50 pm

hey kath,
this is unrelated to tonight’s post, but i wanted to say thanks — i tried wheatberries for the first time with dinner tonight (they don’t sell them in my neighborhood, but when i was across town at a grocery store i’ve never been to before, i thought of it from your blog and other recipes) and your “wheatberry lesson” was very helpful about how to prepare and the nutritional information. i used my own recipe tonight, but hope to try some of your wheatberry concoctions too!


37 Kath January 25, 2010 at 5:38 am

Awesome! You’re welcome!


38 Cynthia (It All Changes) January 24, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Ohhh I’m glad you liked the recipe. It’s on my menu for this month again. It’s one of my favorites especially over couscous. But I’ll have to try adding the avocado next time.


39 Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes January 25, 2010 at 12:03 am

Oh that looks so yummy and healthy!


40 Penny (Blonde Bibliophile) January 25, 2010 at 12:18 am

Dinner looks really great.
So glad you had a relaxing weekend. :-)
You are always so busy!


41 Baroque Diva January 25, 2010 at 12:27 am

Night cheese! :)

Thanks for the overnight oats idea. I made mine tonight, too- with almond milk and a smashed banana. Can’t wait to see how it looks in the morning! Yum!

I didnt realize you were moving- sad! I love seeing pictures of your beautiful home!


42 Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 25, 2010 at 1:01 am

ooooh that looks so YUMMY!!! It made me hungry just looking at it :)


43 Heather (Heather's Dish) January 25, 2010 at 1:07 am

what a great meal! i need to go through your slow-cooker recipes and pick out some for this crazy week :)


44 Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com January 25, 2010 at 2:35 am

That looks delicious :)
OH I love 30 Rock! I’ve got season 2 waiitng to be watched in my DVD stash, I can’t wait!!
Have a good evening :)


45 Abby January 25, 2010 at 4:11 am

*sigh* looking at your blog everyday makes me with that i could just live with you and Matt, and you guys could be my personal dieticians/personal trainers and cook me delicious foods every day. LOL


46 Jill January 25, 2010 at 8:58 am

You had me at pineapple!


47 veronica January 25, 2010 at 11:20 am

that looks delish, cant wait to try it!


48 bridget January 31, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Just made this chicken dish – with crushed pineapple (that’s all I had) and it was yummy – I was so hungry by the time it was ready that I forgot all about the cilantro and avocado – but it was still soooo yummy ! Thanks!


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