Kath Eats Take-Out

February 20, 2008

Well, it’s not real old fashioned greasy take-out, but healthy grocery store take-out – my favorite kind! I mentioned this morning that the husband’s mom had oral surgery today and I brought over dinner for them – soup from EarthFare!

The husband and I both had the EarthFare homemade Thai Chicken Curry Soup – it was SO delicious! Much like the green curry dishes we used to get from our favorite Thai place back in college but much, much lighter on the coconut milk. I had about a cup; he had two :)


I also found these great sandwich buns by the Ezekiel line (I think the husband is offended that I bought bread, but I couldn’t refuse the nutritional panel and size of these!) Here’s a link to the nutrition facts at CalorieKing. Each bun has 5 grams of fiber and 150 kcal – and they’re big too! And quite delicious toasted with a bit of Smart Balance!



Lastly, the husband made us spinach salads with some veggies his mom had on hand. Plus a homemade honey mustard dressing, avocado and a bit of crumbled bacon.


I also had iced tea with an orange slice – what a brilliant combo my mother in law thought of!


All together (I took the photos on the counter because the lighting was so dim at the table)


I guesstimated this dinner to be about 450 kcal, 11 grams fiber, and 14 grams protein.


For her doctored mouth my mother in law had Edy’s Vanilla Frozen Yogurt on hand. It was quite good – very “yogurty” compared to the ice cream line. It really tasted like frozen yogurt. I had a little (probably a little more than 1/4 cup – I just eyeballed) with some pumpkin flax granola sprinkled on top. Perfect way to end the evening!



Here’s my hot tea I had after lunch – fixed my hunger issues and actually held me well through Chem lab.


And here’s me in Chem lab – I asked my instructor to take my photo!! Lab actually went well today because we got to work in groups (which I normally hate but it was nice today to have people helping each other clean test tubes and share duties instead of having to do it all myself). Anyways, my group got our unknown molarity SPOT on with the known amount!  The instructor was quite pleased with us :) I also shared my blog with him (of course he wanted to know why I would ever want a photo of me in my goggles!) so now I have to – ahem – write nice things about how much I LOVE Chem lab!!!! ( 👿 )


After I got out of lab at 4:45 I debated having a snack or just waiting for dinner since I was on my way to EarthFare, as I wasn’t really that hungry (surprisingly – I told you my hunger is all out of wack!) But I decided it would be smart to delay the onset of hunger a bit since I probably would actually be eating for over an hour. I tried one of the Clif ZBars, which is nice because it’s on the small side for when you just need something to tide you over. I really liked it! It was a lot like the chocolate vitamuffins. I guess I’ll have to hunt for more flavors to try.


and finally…….

HE GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!

The husband received the news tonight!! WHOO HOO!!! To say his job search has been excruciating would be an understatement. It’s been a rough few months. But I’m SO happy for him and it seems like it’s going to be a really cool company. More details about what he’ll be doin when we actually know more of them!

Night guys!

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1 Danielle February 20, 2008 at 8:39 pm

Yippee! Congratulations husband… and Kath too, I’m sure you’re both beyond excited!
I’m sure all the other commenters would agree when I say, we’re oh so proud :) I really hope you enjoy it!


2 Allison February 20, 2008 at 8:41 pm

Congratulations to the husband! That is wonderful news!!


3 Nancy February 20, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Kath- your wacky hunger reminds me of me when I’m pmsing— but also reminds me of my mom when she was pregnant….. hmmmmmm I understand that’s private but I’m just throwin’ it out there for you! Also, I have a question….. i LOVEEEEE HONEY MUSTARD on EVERYTHING…. dressings, sauce… anything with honey mustard I absolutely ADORE and I was wondering if you could share the recipe for your homemade honey mustard salad dressing…. for example, how would you prepare it for yourself? (Just ONE person?)



4 goalie30 February 20, 2008 at 8:44 pm

That’s great news about the new job! Congrats! My mom just started her job-looking search, and we have sympathy pains for anyone else out there spending all the time and frustration that goes into the job searching process…


5 Ilene February 20, 2008 at 8:44 pm



6 hk February 20, 2008 at 8:46 pm

totally great news, CONGRATS! mmmm, and I recommend honey graham Clif ZBars, delish!

nighty night!


7 Gina February 20, 2008 at 8:47 pm

YEA!! Congratulations to the HUSBAND!!


8 VeggieGirl February 20, 2008 at 8:47 pm

Mmm, I LOVE the Ezekiel bread products – so hearty and filling!!

Haha, love the photograph of you, at Chem lab – you look like you’re enjoying yourself! :0D

Z-bars are quite delicious – my dad loves them too, haha.

Matt, congratulations on your new employment!!!! Wishing you the best of luck!!


9 Kristy February 20, 2008 at 8:47 pm

Congratulations to the husband!


10 bev February 20, 2008 at 8:53 pm

What a load off your mind. Congratulations to both of you. Does that mean no more bread recipes ? just kidding :)


11 CKMeg February 20, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Awwww…congrats to the husband! :) Yay!


12 Alyssa February 20, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Congrats Matt!!! Now I bet a weight has been lifted off your shoulders…you guys should celebrate!!! 😛


13 Sarah February 20, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Congrats to your husband!! :)

Your chem lab setup looks exactly like mine…ugh! No fun!! Cute picture though! :)


14 alex February 20, 2008 at 8:56 pm



15 Jenn February 20, 2008 at 8:59 pm

Congrats to the husband!!! How exciting!! :)


16 Marissa February 20, 2008 at 9:01 pm

That’s great news! Congratulations!


17 Kate February 20, 2008 at 9:04 pm

That’s awesome news about your husband! I believe some congratulations are in order. =)


18 Serena February 20, 2008 at 9:05 pm

Congrats – great news!!!


19 Kelly L. February 20, 2008 at 9:07 pm

Congrats on the New Job Matt! That’s awesome!

Kath- I love ZBars. My favorite is the chocolite chip and peanutbutter. YUM!


20 Amy February 20, 2008 at 9:13 pm

Congrats on the job, Matt! That’s great. :)

Kath – I’ve only tried that flavor of ZBar too. It’s so good!


21 Kath February 20, 2008 at 9:16 pm

I sure hope it’s just PMS!!

The honey mustard I make is equal parts honey, dijon mustard (the more honey mustard tasting mustard you start with the better – I like Guilden’s Zesty), lemon juice and olive oil. It’s SO good!!

Thanks for all the congrats!!!!!!



22 Justy2003 February 20, 2008 at 9:26 pm

As if it hasn’t been said enough…
Congrats to the husband! Hope the new job treats you well!


23 Elina February 20, 2008 at 9:26 pm

Kath, I just had to tell you… I made the seafood linguine dish as per your recipe and it was amazing! I think it was the best thing I’ve ever cooked!!! Thanks!

Congrats to the husband! I hate job searching so I’m happy for him that it’s over.


24 Justy2003 February 20, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Hi Kath! Quick question about the turkey lentil soup you made a while back. You said you only used 4 oz. but it could have used a lot more…I was just wondering how much more? I’m planning on making it for dinner tomorrow and I have a whole pound of ground turkey, although I’m thinking that may be too much!


25 kay February 20, 2008 at 9:57 pm

That is wonderful news!! Congrats to both of you :)

I like those bars and the peanut butter one is good too but my favorite is the choco bownie! Now I know what vitamuffins taste like (have not tried them yet…).


26 CMG February 20, 2008 at 10:02 pm

YAY! Congratulations on the husband getting the job!


27 Karen February 20, 2008 at 10:03 pm



28 kay February 20, 2008 at 10:09 pm

Kath, goalie, or anyone..

I saw that goalie’s response is posted in the FAQ several times. Is goalie a RD?? Just curious since she/he is very informative.


29 ashley February 20, 2008 at 10:09 pm

Congratulations that he good the job! I have been reading your blog every day for a while now.. not only do you make me drool, but you also inspire to make my real food into something delicious. Keep up the great work!


30 Emily February 20, 2008 at 10:11 pm



31 Alicia February 20, 2008 at 11:06 pm

Congrats on the job, Matt! That’s really good news and I’m so happy to hear of the good news, Kath. :)

Yummy looking dinner again, as usual.


32 Ashley H February 20, 2008 at 11:30 pm

Congratulations Husband!!!

I am surprised that you liked the chocolate brownie clif bar. I thought they were too dry! But I am glad you enjoy it.


33 Courty February 20, 2008 at 11:50 pm

Congrats to the husband! Hopefully you will still have time to make delicious breads… :)


34 JennK. February 21, 2008 at 12:00 am

CONGRATULATIONS Husband! I hope you find that the job is just what you’ve been looking for!

Kath — definitely try the chocolate chip ZBar! My favorite is the brownie, but chocolate chip definitely is a close second! To me it tastes just like dessert, only even better because I know it has at least some nutritional value!


35 Jill February 21, 2008 at 12:57 am

I ADORE the chocolate brownie ZBar! I haven’t tried the chocolate chip, but JennK. makes me want to. I eat them as a dessert as well, and it really hits the spot. The honey graham one is good too, but harder to find (I think it may be new)


36 Kiala February 21, 2008 at 2:38 am



SO proud. So proud.

I am a little drunk.


Ok, I’ll knock it off now.

(Really, congratulations Matt. Of course you got it. I never doubted it for a second,)


37 Jana February 21, 2008 at 3:36 am

Yay! Go Husband!

Congrats… :-)


38 Kath February 21, 2008 at 6:35 am

So glad you liked the recipe!!! We need to come up with a way to cook the other half of our bag :)

I think anything up to a pound would be great. Just keep in mind that it will change the nutritional information quite a bit. You might want to add half as many extra veggies to keep the proportion of veggies closer to the original, but if you love turkey, then 1# would just be more per bite!

Thanks again for all the well wishes!



39 caitlin February 21, 2008 at 7:23 am

yay congrats husband!


40 Jen February 21, 2008 at 7:26 am

Just wanted to add my CONGRATS to the husband!!!


41 Katie February 21, 2008 at 7:31 am

Congratulations! That is so great! Job worries are so easily blended into everyday life so I am very happy for the both of you that the weight of that has been lifted. Great job!


42 sarah February 21, 2008 at 7:44 am

ahhh! congratulations to the husband :) i can’t wait to hear what he will be doing!

you look adorable in your chem-lab getup! reminds me of college . . . the funny thing about pre-reqs like chem is that they are definitely an important hurdle to get over, but it seems so random and arbitrary what you learn about! i guess it’s a foundation, though — i’m in medicine now (pediatrics), and if i hadn’t had all that chem and bio in college, i probably would have been confused in my basic science during med school, and then maybe that would have given me less of a background for the clinical stuff, and so maybe that’s the rationale . . .

or maybe they just wanted to make sure i was ok at math so that i didn’t miscalculate medication doses on everyone!

sorry for the ramble!! i am glad you seem to be enjoying your lab a little bit more.


43 Lisa February 21, 2008 at 8:18 am

Good thing Kath bought those rolls………you’ll have less time to bake now :) Congrats!

when I am studying and have a glass of water or tea, it takes me a while to drink it and it kinda gets dusty. What do you drink water and tea from when you are studying?


44 rhodeygirl February 21, 2008 at 8:22 am

congrats to your husband!


45 Becky A. February 21, 2008 at 8:51 am

Just one more congrats! What exciting news!


46 Sarah February 21, 2008 at 8:56 am

congratulations to the husband!

I just wanted to let you know that I made your ‘whipped banana’ oatmeal for the first time today and added the spoon of PB (which I used your technique for) and I LOVED LOVED LOVED it! No wonder you always want to go back to oatmeal as opposed to other breakfasts, it was amazing!


47 Kath February 21, 2008 at 8:58 am

I have a Sigg water bottle that I love:



48 Betsy February 21, 2008 at 9:21 am

that is such wonderful news!!! job searching is the worst, and it is just the best feeling ever to know it’s over. Congrats to you both!


49 Angela February 21, 2008 at 9:30 am

Congratulations to your husband for getting the job! I myself have been on the job hunt for a few months and I understand the excruciating’ness’ of the whole thing!

Have a great Thursday~!


50 Lucia February 21, 2008 at 10:06 am

Just wanted to let you know… I ate one of those Z Bars yesterday (my aunt is visiting us, she lives in the States and of course alwats brings me bars and fitness mags). Anyways, I tried Honey Graham and it was quite good! I know you love those honey graham sticks, so maybe you could give this bar a try


51 Alison February 21, 2008 at 10:13 am

Congratulations to the husband!


52 Sara February 21, 2008 at 11:18 am

Congratulations Matt! I’m starting an exciting new job soon as well so I know how it is, good luck! :)


53 HokieShelley February 21, 2008 at 11:18 am

yay congratulations husband!


54 Tara February 21, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Congratulations “the husband”!!!!

But should we all be upset that you won’t be able to post as much?? )-;

Hopefully you will still have time to post, it is great to have both of your voices on this blog.


55 cara February 21, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Congrats to the husband! Woo hoo!

I think I may have to give those zbars a try. Someone else I knew said good things about it. Mmm.


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