January 15, 2008

Sorry I am late – my class was at 12:30 and I started eating at 12 and realized I should probably get there early and whoops wheredidthetimego!?!?


Solved my shoe problem with two pairs of those sporty shoes that are sort of dressy and velcro from Target. I spent WAY too much time there today, but now I’m all set with my school supplies and more fashionable footwear than I left the house in. I also got an accordion coupon holder to store my flash cards in since I’m doing those for each class. Cool!


My packed lunch included tuna salad made with a drained can of tuna, 2 tsp dijon mustard, 1 tbsp mayo, diced bell pepper, 1 diced pickle (interesting addition!) and 2 stalks celery, all covered in red curry powder.


A swiss yogurt


Kashi crackers on the side, which I could only eat 2/3 of before I had to run!


And orange slices that I never got to either – I finished these before my 2 p.m. class


All together for about 550 kcal (spread out over an hour though). My food photography is suffering in this dark student center! I’ll have to work on that.



Christy and I had a 40 minute break inbetween our classes and went for a 30 minute walk to the athletic center and around the indoor track a few times. It’s a BEAUTIFUL new gym that just opened this fall and we’re so lucky to have the indoor track so close for a quick walk – and lockers to put our bags in! It was great to get a little fresh air between classes.


Medical Terminology and Cultural Foods were both good, but I have homework for both that I need to get to! For CF I have to write a short paper on a recipe, meal or tradition of food to report on for Thursday and for Med. Term I have some vocab work. Better get going!


It’s fun to have all kinds of snacks available around campus. I just wanted something small and warm – soup was perfect! I got a cup of portabello mushroom and had the last of my kashi crackers at 3:30:



I’ve been warned that the Internet at our house has been down all day, so if my dinner post doesn’t come until tomorrow morning, I’m sorry! Hopefully it’ll be back soon. The husband is trying to call customer service.

See you then! I’m off to study….

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1 Leah January 15, 2008 at 3:59 pm

Hey Kath, your tuna salad looks great! I’m going to add dijon mustard in with mine next time.. definitely a nice touch!

I was wondering.. I noticed you take a multi-vitamin (at least I assume that is one in your breakfast pictures). I am very good about taking my vitamins but I’ve been considering lately whether they are needed if your diet is so healthy. If you get the recommended vitamins in your daily consumption of healthy foods, is a multi-vitamin needed? Just some food for thought (no pun intended!).


2 Michelle January 15, 2008 at 4:05 pm

Aw, I miss WU…I am jealous that you are back in school… I am such a nerd like that :) Good luck with your first week of classes. I can’t wait to get up there and check out the new student center!


3 arimcg January 15, 2008 at 4:15 pm

I love curry powder in things like tuna or chicken salad! It makes it taste so much better for little to no calories.


4 mags January 15, 2008 at 4:47 pm

kath lets see the shoes!


5 Katie January 15, 2008 at 4:50 pm

What does curry versus cayanne taste like (kath doesn’t have to answer if someone else knows)

also oregno? i am new to cooking!!


6 Becky January 15, 2008 at 5:05 pm

Ditto the shoe comment-I would love to see them!

Also, I think you should write your paper on your tradition with the husband of making each other a dinner that you’ve never made before for your birthdays! It is probably really fresh in your mind and would make a great paper!


7 Cocoa January 15, 2008 at 5:15 pm

How do you make those “miniature” oatmeal pancakes? I’d like to get some out of freezer in the morning when I’m on the run! :)


8 alex January 15, 2008 at 5:21 pm

Hey Kath, what brands of coffee do you usually buy? Your flavors always sound so good!


9 Kim January 15, 2008 at 5:28 pm

Enjoy classes! I got these aerosole maryjanes that are awesome. I’m a school counselor/grad student and they are great for zipping around campus/look like a cross between a sneaker and a maryjane (black suede). Has anyone tried “No Pudge brownies.” They have no fat and you just mix in fat free vanilla yogurt and bake. Yummy! I baked some yesterday for a treat for my husband. He didn’t know he was eating yogurt. Shhh. Don’t tell.


10 Rachel January 15, 2008 at 6:05 pm

Hi Kath,
I was just wondering what your conclusions on your sugarfree gum experiment were. Did you notice a difference by cutting out the gum?


11 Meg January 15, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Kath or anyone else,

Where can I buy RED curry powder? I have the regular yellow. I have looked everywhere… Ralphs, Henry’s Marketplace, Trader Joe’s, target etc and can’t find the Red. Anyone know? Thank you! :)


12 Karen L. January 15, 2008 at 6:47 pm

Hi Meg – The Spice House (; 1.888.488.0977) has red curry powder (and just about every version of every spice in the world!) They have a couple stores in the Chicagoland area. My guess is you don’t live here, but they do ship. They grind most of their own spices, so they are amazingly fresh and wonderful. What a difference from grocery store products!


13 Jillian January 15, 2008 at 7:39 pm

I want to see the shoes too!

Just curious- do you get any strange looks when photographing your food at school?


14 Anonymous January 15, 2008 at 8:19 pm

I read your previous comment about the ice packs if its warm outside. What kind of lunch container do you use? I heard that some of them contain lead, but I need to find something to take different types of food in when I don’t have a fridge walking around campus.


15 Kath January 15, 2008 at 8:34 pm

I didn’t take a vitamin for the longest time because I thought I was getting enough of everything, but a diet analysis in my nutrition class this fall showed me I wasn’t getting enough of many of the major vitamins (i was almost there, but not quite) so I decided a multi was a good addition to “cover my bases” as they say.

Paper is already done – it’s on oatmeal for breakfast!

Just halve the recipe and make them the same way!

We just get it from all over – grocery store, Fresh Market, local coffee shop. Try some of those and look for the good flavors!

I’ve had No Pudge before and they didn’t cook all the way and I just ate them as brownie batter!! YUMMMMMMMM!!

It’s so hard to tell because I’m not at work so I feel like my experiment wasn’t controlled well, but I’ve only had one piece of gum in about 4 weeks and all systems are moving along wonderfully!! I would say that it’s definitely possible that that’s what my problem was.

Ours is McCormick brand. Got it at Harris Teeter.

I occasionally get a second glance, but if anyone asks I just say “I have a food blog!!!” with a smile.

My containers are plastic and I have a Built NY lunchbox. Hope that answers your question!



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