KERF’s Little Helper

September 29, 2009

Thank goodness for husbands! I’ve been busy working and studying and he kept me fed.

Starting with a little snack around 5:00. He was rummaging in the kitchen for a snack and I said "I’m hungry too. Can you please bring me something to put in my mouth?"

Next thing I know there’s a little bowl of nuts for munching. [He even took the photo while i typed!]

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Next delivery: a beer tasting! [I didn’t ask for this one!] He wanted me to try his newest Peach Wheat.

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It was good, but not fabulous. Too sour!

He consulted me on the food stock and we decided on a stir-fry with beans and bok choy and rice.

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He cooked carrot, celery and green pepper in a wok, added the stalks of some bok choy and 1 cup of canned navy beans, then the greens of the bok choy and finally a sauce made from a little-of-this rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, tamari, wasabi powder, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes.

Garnished with some toasted sesame seeds

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It was delish, but left me wanting to cleanse my palate afterwards!

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Thanks for all your help Kanz! "Ooo ooo!"

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MNT studying resumes….big test tomorrow.

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1 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 29, 2009 at 7:21 pm

MMmmm looks so good. Good luck tmw!

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2 angieinatlanta September 29, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Aw, that’s sweet! I love a man who cooks!

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3 Bec September 29, 2009 at 7:33 pm

good luck with the rest of your studying it looks like you had some good studying fuel for dinner

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4 Jenna September 29, 2009 at 7:35 pm

What a sweetheart, he stocked you with some great brain food! Good luck studying :)

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5 Food Makes Fun Fuel September 29, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Peach wheat sounds delicious!

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6 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries September 29, 2009 at 7:37 pm

What type of brown rice is that?? It looks SO good!

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7 coco September 29, 2009 at 7:39 pm

such a sweet husband!!! :D
good luck on tomorrow’s exam!

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8 Shannon, Tropical Eats September 29, 2009 at 7:50 pm

He is a keeper for sure!! lol. Go Matt!!! That dinner looks amazing :)

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9 Kasey (Fit For Wellness) September 29, 2009 at 7:57 pm

That meal looks so fresh and delish!!! Good luck on your test tomorrow… I remember how stressful my MNT tests were :)

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10 Pam (Pamcakes and Eggs) September 29, 2009 at 8:02 pm

Oh man I hope I end up with a husband like him!!! Good luck with the school work madness!

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11 Weekly Bite September 29, 2009 at 8:09 pm

Peach Wheat Beer?!? Sounds refreshing….

Good luck on your test tomorrow!

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12 kay (eating machine) September 29, 2009 at 8:11 pm

aww, what a sweet husband

and that picture of the nuts/typing is really cool!

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13 Daria (Summer of the CSAs) September 29, 2009 at 8:30 pm

My live-in lover had dinner waiting for me when I got home. He’s the best!

Good luck with the test tomorrow!

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14 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope September 29, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Awww, Matt proves that men truly know the way to a woman’s heart – through her stomach. ;)

Good luck studying for the big test! I’m sure you’ll do great.

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15 Jenna September 29, 2009 at 8:48 pm

matt has been the chef lately i can see kath!
good luck on your test tomorrow! you will do just as well as you did on your metabolism test ;)
jenna

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16 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) September 29, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Homemade Asian food? Awesome! That dish is screaming for some shrimp. :)

Jenn

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17 holly September 29, 2009 at 8:57 pm

matt is too cute!

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18 Lindsay September 29, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Too cute! I love that he took the pic of your snack for you!

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19 Cara (Cara Craves...) September 29, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Dinner looks great, as always.

The peach wheat sounds like a winner in my books.
One of my fav. restaurants in Ontario serves a Strawberry beer, which is to die for, so I think I would enjoy the peach.

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20 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans September 29, 2009 at 9:07 pm

You have such a great husband! You guys need to try Seadogs Blueberry Ale if you haven’t already!

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21 Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) September 29, 2009 at 9:11 pm

What a sweet husband! :) Good luck on your test!!

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22 Eileen September 29, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Matt rocks. The pic of him cooking is really, really nice.

I’m starting to crave pumpkin ales. YUM.

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23 Alix September 29, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Mmmm, beer! All your eats look delicious, too! Definitely good study fuel. Good luck on your test!

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24 Lizzy September 29, 2009 at 9:22 pm

the hubby is so wonderful! gotta love him!

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25 Stephanie September 29, 2009 at 9:28 pm

He’s a keeper!! :) :)

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26 CSisk September 29, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Hey Kath!

I have a serious questions for ya…ok…not really that serious, but important! I remember a while back ago you posted a video from one of your classes on eating disorders. Well, I am a professor teaching nutrition at a university, and I really wanted to show that film to my class. Would it be possible for you to send me the link? I would really appreciate it! Good luck studying for MNT! I am about to take the RD exam in a couple of weeks…yikes. :) I just finished my MS/internship program, and am teaching part time. It is a great way to study for the RD exam! Anyway, thanks again. Love your blog!

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27 OrganicAshley September 29, 2009 at 9:36 pm

I have a chance to tell you that I am totally loving the new camera. I am saving up for one now. I am going to buy a camera soon and then keep saving up for the kind you have. :) You’re a lucky girl to have a guy who can cook such healthy and satisfying snacks and dinners.

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28 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 29, 2009 at 9:41 pm

yay matt! tell him he’s a superstar!

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29 Morgan @ Life After Bagels September 29, 2009 at 10:01 pm

That description of your beer makes me feel like it would taste like fuzzy peaches!

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30 Jessica September 29, 2009 at 10:11 pm

ooo the pic of matt with the glasses is really amazing! i love great pictures…
that dinner looks great!
Yummy.
-muffy

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31 Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) September 29, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Ha! That’s funny that he even took a photo of the nut bowl. I get photos from my hubby when he’s traveling- and it’s of a big scoop of ice cream or some fabulous meal…I tell him that he’s a closet food blogger and I’m gonna make him guest post one day :-D Hubbies!

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32 maria September 29, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Best of luck on your test. I’m sure you will do great… you aced the last one!

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33 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now September 29, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Aww, how sweet! Good luck with studying.

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34 Magdalena September 29, 2009 at 11:54 pm

He is so cute!!! Lucky girl.

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35 Magdalena September 29, 2009 at 11:56 pm

A quick question – what type of china do you have?

I love all your plates and bowls; they look ideal for the type of food I typically food (various types of bowls, etc.)

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36 Ashley September 30, 2009 at 1:31 am

Ahhh, peach wheat sounds like such a winner!! Love the impromptu, husband-made dinner!! =) Still jealous of your weekend trip to SanFran!

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37 christie, honoring health September 30, 2009 at 4:39 am

Aw, Matt is such a sweetie!

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38 Jac September 30, 2009 at 4:50 am

great to have the husband around! lol. sweet of him!

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39 Simply Life September 30, 2009 at 5:40 am

That’s so sweet he helped with everything – the stir fry looks delicious!

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40 Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) September 30, 2009 at 6:57 am

Nothing beats a stir fry, espeically when some bok choy is in the mix! Deliciousness..

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41 Meghan@traveleatlove September 30, 2009 at 7:11 am

What a great hubby!

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42 CaSaundra September 30, 2009 at 7:42 am

So lucky you have such a nice helper!!! Oh, and pleeease kill those spiders–yuck haha!

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43 Kath September 30, 2009 at 7:54 am

Sarah,
Lungberg’s short grain brown. it’s the best! Made with veggie broth so it’s a darker brown.

CSisk,
It was Nova’s “Dying to be Thin”
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/thin/

Magdalena,
It’s Pottery Barn’s Great White (although our plates are a different line from a local store in South Carolina).

Kath

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44 Rebecca September 30, 2009 at 7:55 am

What a sweet husband! My boyfriend takes pictures for me too!

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45 Diana September 30, 2009 at 8:09 am

Good thing you have that little helper eheh And I love that first photo he took while you typed! :)

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46 Anne Marie@Her New Weigh September 30, 2009 at 10:28 am

What a nice helper!

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47 Kelly September 30, 2009 at 10:29 am

you know you are a lucky girl when you tell your man you want something to put in your mouth and he shows up with food, just sayin.

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48 NIcole (dishin') September 30, 2009 at 10:38 am

Look delicious. I’m a stir-fry girl! Matt was so nice to handle snack and dinner :)

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49 Magdalena September 30, 2009 at 10:49 am

Thanks for the quick reply Kath!

I will check out the PB set – hubby wants to get the Quadro set by Bloomingdale’s

http://www1.bloomingdales.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=31831&CategoryID=8283&PageID=8237*1*24*-1*-1*1

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50 Cynthia (It All Changes) September 30, 2009 at 11:06 am

So cute that he even took the pictures for you :-)

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51 Danica September 30, 2009 at 12:57 pm

I LOVE the simple and deliciousness of that stirfry – oh and that he did it all for you too :) Good luck on your test!

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52 CSisk September 30, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Thanks Kath!

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