March 16, 2013

This week flew by thanks to a couple of evening engagements. Because of this, we planned really simple dinners: soup, leftover soup, salad. A few lunches are missing too – must have been a busy week!


Breakfasts kick off with a big bowl of overnight oats embedded with banana and chia seeds and topped with a puddle of Naturalmond butter. Frothed coffee on the side!


Another day I had French toast with Cinnamon Swirl bread (I asked Matt to bring me a slice instead of a whole loaf for portion control!). Plus banana, coconut and almond butter and underneath – the remaining egg from toast soaking. I always scramble it as a chef’s snack.


On a dreary dark daylight saving morning….eggs, Irish Soda Bread and banana


A yogurt bowl with crumbled whole wheat blueberry muffin from the bakery, puffed rice cereal, Oikos, banana, chia and sunbutter


For snacks this week I made some AnneP Bars with almond butter. Unfortunately they crumbled on me so now I have chunky granola!


I’ve also been living off of hard-boiled eggs : )


I went to Whiskey Jar for lunch one day and had the catfish salad with a side of cornbread.

Day two I brought some of the above eggs to my mom group along with spinach tossed in sunflower seeds and a marmalade dressing made with orange marmalade, olive oil, a splash of vinegar, dijon mustard, rosemary and salt.


Cupcake for dessert! And a taste of banana bread – yum.


Mazen playing and sitting like a big boy:


It sure was an eggtastic week: spinach salad with hard boiled egg, hummus, carrots, avocado and Cville Crunch toast


And smashed egg salad with a tsp of mayo, 2 tsp of mustard, smoked paprika, salt and pepper served over spinach with toast and orange


For dinner on Monday we made a big pot of split pea soup that doubled as leftovers on Wednesday.


I’m rocking the Irish Soda Bread before it’s gone!


Here’s the soup leftovers – mixed with rice + Brussels leftovers. So pretty, yes?!


We made some pretty delicious orange-glazed tempeh and had that over salads one night. Recipe coming next week!


And finally, lemon-thyme chicken thighs with kale chips and roasted potatoes. Loads of ketchup!



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1 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! March 16, 2013 at 7:37 am

Mmm the catfish and the split pea soup look the best! I love split pea soup but haven’t made it in FOREVER! Thanks for reminding me about it! The green in perfect for St. Patricks day!


2 Jola March 16, 2013 at 7:56 am

I love the last pic! It’s so fun :)


3 Jill March 16, 2013 at 7:59 am

I have been rocking the overnight oats lately, thanks again Kath for all the fantastic ideas. It took me awhile to like the texture but now I’m sold!


4 Nina March 16, 2013 at 8:03 am

That orange marmalade dressing sounds amazing!


5 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 16, 2013 at 8:06 am

That orange glazed tempeh looks AMAZING – can’t wait for the recipe! Tempeh is definitely a favorite of mine so I’m always looking for new ways to change it up.


6 [email protected] March 16, 2013 at 8:24 am

What a lovely week of eats! Mazen is getting so big, sitting up all by himself. What a cutie!


7 Susan H @ The Food Allergy Chronicles March 16, 2013 at 8:33 am

I finally made some Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Raisin Irish Soda Bread…just in time for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Love all the raisins and the sweet orange icing I drizzled over top! :) I am loving eggs this week too…do you think it has anything to do with Easter on the horizon? lol :) Have a great weekend with the boys! :)


8 Mom March 16, 2013 at 8:40 am

Love seeing Maze sitting up like a big boy. And he’s got friends his own age. How fun!


9 Jane @ Not Plain So Jane March 16, 2013 at 8:49 am

Split pea soup is my all time favorite soup. That was our first day of school tradition with fresh bread growing up. Yum! Can’t wait for the orange-glazed tempeh recipe!


10 Karen March 16, 2013 at 9:26 am

Oh – your mention of orange glazed tempeh rekindles my adoration of one of my favorite recipes – which has its origins in (but modified) from from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s Color Me Vegan cookbook. I just LOVE that recipe and haven’t made it in forever! Of course, I love tempeh in all forms, and often just eat it raw and throw it cubed into my salads. (In fact, I seem to recall you eating raw tempeh sandwiches in the olden days too!)

Happy weekend, Kath!


11 Liz @ iheartvegetables March 16, 2013 at 9:30 am

At least those bars look like they would make tasty granola :)


12 Christine (The Raw Project) March 16, 2013 at 10:19 am

Great eats, adore your breakfasts, especially the french toast – yum!


13 m March 16, 2013 at 10:32 am

do you usually mash or slice the banana in your overnight oats? lately i’ve been having mine topped with tangerines, flax, and cinnamon (:


14 KathEats March 16, 2013 at 11:43 am

Just slice usually


15 Carly @ Snack Therapy March 16, 2013 at 10:53 am

Mazen is such a big boy! I’ve never tried Irish Soda Bread before. It looks incredible!


16 Sara @ fitcupcaker March 16, 2013 at 10:57 am

Irish soda bread, yum. I want to make some!


17 Lisa March 16, 2013 at 11:01 am

Can’t wait for the tempeh recipe!


18 Katherine March 16, 2013 at 11:42 am

hehe! you’re really into those bananas 😛


19 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 16, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Orange glazed tempeh is one of my favourite ways to cook tempeh!

I’ve been eating lots of Irish soda bread this week too – I made a loaf last weekend and gobbled it up, so I had to make another one this morning!


20 Aja March 16, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I just ate and all that food made me hungry!


21 annemi / 52weeksofdeliciousness March 16, 2013 at 1:14 pm

You always have the most delicious looking salads!


22 [email protected] March 16, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Orange glazed tempeh was the first tempeh recipe I ever made and posted! Totally had me at first bite!


23 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm

awww I love the picture of Mazen sitting!!! He’s getting so big! And that pea soup looks so good!


24 Crystal March 16, 2013 at 8:51 pm

All of those pictures of Irish Soda Bread are making me drool. Looks like I’ll be stopping by our Charlotte Great Harvest this week!


25 Miwa @ Motion for Peace March 16, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Hey Kath! Just wondering if you have a particular brand you recommend for Chia Seeds? Thank you!


26 KathEats March 17, 2013 at 4:25 am

Nope, none in particular


27 Mary Anne March 17, 2013 at 2:43 am

Just love the pictures of the food and the baby. I onto eggs this week!


28 kristen @ verbs and vignettes March 17, 2013 at 8:46 am

your overnight oats look baked! i’m on a smoothie kick recently, but i let the rolled oats sit in almond milk so they aren’t gritty. it reminds me of your dough-boys.

i love that your soup has the consistency of mashed potatoes. i need something to chew so it feels like dinner.


29 Sara @ sarasmiles March 17, 2013 at 11:00 am

I’ve been making french toast for breakfasts some morning because of reading your lately posts. I love the idea of using the remaining egg as a “chefs snack;” never heard of that before!


30 Bruna @ March 17, 2013 at 11:07 am

I ate a ton of eggs this week too! Bummer, cause I’m looking into becoming a vegan. Mazen looks so big already! so cute


31 KathEats March 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Could you be a vegan with egg benefits? : )


32 Kelly Kurcina March 20, 2013 at 5:14 pm

I became a vegan 5 nmonths ago~grain free! It is awesome. Dont even miss eggs, etc. I am a nutritionist and have helped heal many clients from this diet change! Good Luck!


33 Alex @ Raw Recovery March 17, 2013 at 11:50 am

That last picture of Matt and Maze is really cute! You have such a cute home. Every time you post pictures where you can see parts of it, I always think you have great taste.


34 Runak March 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Question on your hard boiled eggs. I can never get them to peel easily. Your look like easy peel (:
What’s your technique? BTW, your food looks great.


35 KathEats March 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm

You have to shock them in cold water right after cooking. Here’s a post I did on HB eggs:


36 Maria March 17, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Hard-boiled eggs are my favorite quick food. They’re not glamorous but they’re so good!


37 Lou March 17, 2013 at 1:29 pm

That baby is too cute! How’d you get your fried eggs so perfectly round? Do you cook them inside some kind of form?


38 KathEats March 17, 2013 at 6:18 pm

No, I think the pan was just hot so they didn’t spread very much. They are pretty round!


39 Amy March 17, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Ah! I can’t wait for that orange glazed tempeh recipe! That looks so yummy :)


40 [email protected] March 17, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I read recently that eggs are the perfect food! I’m curious to hear more about Mazen’s eats and sleeps!


41 MrsK March 17, 2013 at 5:05 pm

That flowered bowl holding your overnight oats is so pretty. Where did you get it? It would be just the thing for veggie chili!


42 KathEats March 17, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Pier 1 : )


43 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) March 17, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I totally missed out on Irish Soda Bread this year!! I may have to make a loaf for a post-St. Patty’s treat. 😉


44 J March 17, 2013 at 7:26 pm

I have a question about fat. I notice you eat a lot of it. I am trying to lose some weight and notice a lot of bogs recommend a higher fat, lower carb lifestyle. What do you think about this, and will eating high fat and lower carb make you gain or lose weight, while of course limiting some calories.



45 KathEats March 17, 2013 at 7:54 pm

I think you have to figure out what works for you. I know I’d be starving without carbohydrates – my body runs on them for energy. But I find fat to satisfy me so I incorporate it into most meals as well. I don’t think lower carb will make you lose weight any faster than just cutting back on calories in general with the exception of water weight. In fact, there is research that says those on low-carb diets are much more likely to be depressed and moody (see the book The Good Mood Diet – I went to a presentation by its author but can’t seem to find the blog post where I summarized it).


46 Ella P March 18, 2013 at 4:58 am

Dear Kath & J,
I perfectly agree with Kath, same situation here. Balance (aka a bit of everything) and portion control are the key for success. I read (and recently re-read) a lovely little book about why French women do not get fat. In the book the autor, Mireille Guiliano, explains so nicely this very simple concept of balance + portion control, two factors that together with movement/sport keep you fit and healthy. It is a good and quick read, I heartly recommend it.



47 Yolan March 18, 2013 at 4:07 am

YOu make it look so easy and present the foods well. It’s making me hungry actually. Might have to go and try the egg salad alla Kath right now!


48 Jennifer S March 18, 2013 at 8:54 am

Are you still drinking decaf? If you drink half calf how do you handle that without wasting too much?


49 KathEats March 18, 2013 at 9:24 am

I do drink decaf but on the weekends when Matt is here I do 1/3 caf


50 kim craig March 18, 2013 at 8:55 am

Just love all your food pix and the last one with the bowl on your
hubby’s head is the best!


51 Jennifer S March 18, 2013 at 9:32 am

Thanks! One last question, maybe I should ask over at berf… let me know? But, do you feel like caffeine effects breaskmilk? I am wanting to breastfeed my child (due in less than 3 weeks!) but i LOVEEEEE coffeee, and I am not sure how I am going to make it through those mornings after sleepless nights without caffeine.


52 Jennifer S March 18, 2013 at 9:32 am

*Breast milk


53 KathEats March 18, 2013 at 9:37 am

I think what I’ve read says a cup is fine – I wouldn’t drink 5 cups. I’m not entirely sure though because I’ve been drinking decaf for a long time


54 Diana @ Eating Made Easy March 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I’m going to have to give those peanut butter bars a go, my hubby loves pb and I love having easy snacks ready to go when I’m hungry.


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