Lately

May 4, 2013

So much food to share…so little time to write about it!!

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Breakfasts

I’m on a egg + toast kick. Is that surprising to you? It is to me. I think I have fallen out of love with oatmeal and I have no idea why or how! All of a sudden it’s more fun to have breakfasts with multiple parts to eat.

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Did I tell you Matt made me a custom loaf of Irish Soda Bread? Boy was it good!!!

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Served with scrambled eggs (shared with Mazen!) and some fruit salad

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One one dark, dreary morning I had baked apples with greek yogurt, buckwheat and lots of sunbutter from a newly opened jar

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I used Emily’s technique of putting a bag full of tiny apples, chopped into quarters, in my rice cooker along with 1/4 cup water and lots of cinnamon. They turned out AMAZING! Yes I know I could do this easily in the oven, the microwave or even the stove-top but it’s just so much more fun when the cooker does it for you.

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I also ate them for a snack with coconut whipped cream.

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I used Angela’s technique to whip up a chilled can of full fat coconut milk one night to serve over strawberries. INCREDIBLE!

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Back to breakfast – more eggs, toast and fruit!

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But I still manage to eat oatmeal at least once a week : ) Banana cottage cheese oats with sunflower butter on top. It was about time I opened another jar – it had been ages!

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And my other love – French toast! Dakota bread with banana + chia seeds + sunbutter.

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Lunches

Workin’ through some quiche!

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I made some for a party I hosted and ate the leftovers the next day. Served with salad, TJ’s Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus and avocado for M

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Said party!! A moms group triple baby shower. 4 of our group members are expecting. AGAIN! Ahh!

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My friend Jessica owns Indulge Gluten-Free Bakery here in town. Gluten and I are best friends, but who cares if this had gluten or not – it was delicious! Chocolate with raspberry buttercream. Jessica has some major talent!

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Salads with leftovers are so easy for me to make while Mazen is underfoot. They take me 60 seconds to assemble and not much longer to eat.

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Matt and I shared a smoked herring salad with hummus, cheese and blue corn chips on Sunday

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This one was spinach with cottage cheese, hummus, leftover chicken and corn chips.

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And this one was served as efficiently as possible in a greens container with sweet potato, chicken and almonds and a balsamic and oil drizzle for dressing.

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Served with a different kind of corn chips!

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This salad featured leftover pork from a dinner, sweet potato wedges, bleu cheese, greens, balsamic, leftover roasted veggies and chips. Theme of the week!

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And finally, smoked trout (yum!!) with avocado, bleu cheese, veggies, spinach, balsamic + oil and chips. Lemonade-spiked water on the side.

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Dinners

I always seem to have a shortage of dinner photos – I have no idea why! I think because I skip taking photos when we’re out these days, like when we’re picnicking!

This one was fresh kale + mushroom quiche with cheesy crust and side salad

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And this dinner was awesome – Keta salmon with green beans tossed in coconut oil and toasted Dakota bread with butter

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And we had the stir-fry I mentioned in my Day in the Life post!

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I honestly can’t remember what we had for dinner the other nights of the week – my mind is mush!

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1 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! May 4, 2013 at 8:40 am

That coconut whip cream looks AMAZING! So thick!

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2 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner May 4, 2013 at 9:28 am

I definitely have to try that coconut cream—it looks amazing!

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3 Liz @ Tip Top Shape May 4, 2013 at 9:38 am

All of this food looks yummy!! Your posts always make me want to go and buy some quality bread!

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4 Sunnie@moderngirlnutrition May 4, 2013 at 9:38 am

WOW that coconut cream is amazing. And thanks for the quiche recipe- I’m making it for a brunch part tomorrow :)

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5 Jane @ Not Plain So Jane May 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

Ha gluten is my best friend too :)

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6 Lynn @ the actor's diet May 4, 2013 at 9:54 am

I haven’t eaten oatmeal in months. Maybe bc I don’t get cravings from reading your blog???

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7 Deb @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes May 4, 2013 at 9:59 am

I love all those yummy looking salads! I’m feeling inspired to make some more creative ones this week for lunch. :-) I agree with Kaila and Chelsea – must try that coconut whipped cream!!

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8 Natalie @ FreshLifeFindings May 4, 2013 at 10:02 am

Oh man all of your food looks so delicious! I love that coconut whipped cream from Angela. And your Dakota Bread just looks so crunchy and yum.

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9 Stephanie May 4, 2013 at 10:09 am

For some reason the blue corn chips make the salad look extra attractive and tasty to me! Salmon with green beans look delicious too!

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10 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) May 4, 2013 at 11:24 am

It’s so strange, but I have been out of the running with oatmeal lately too. I used to eat it every.single.morning, and now I have no idea why I’ve stopped!

I’ve been on more of a cold cereal kick. :D

(p.s. THAT CREAM = AMAZING!!!! Look how thick and luxurious. Yum!)

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11 Shel@PeachyPalate May 4, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Amazing food as always! Your salads all look beautiful and I’m totally on the same breakfast train. I think it’s because fruit is so amazing this time of year it needs to just sit pretty and be enjoyed straight up on the side of some yummy toast; so refreshing! As soon as the weather heats up oats just get sidelined….though overnights are always a good option in parfait form!

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12 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm

I need to get on this coconut whipped cream thing, pronto!

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13 Hil May 4, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Quiche looks amazing. I never would have thought to put kale in a quiche, but now I am intrigued. I am going to have to try that very soon.

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14 Lisa May 4, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Mmm. I love your “Lately” posts!

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15 Randy May 4, 2013 at 5:11 pm

I know how much you like oatmeal but I also know how much you like eggs and toast so it isn’t really that much of a surprise to me. It is good to switch to different things from time to time I think or sometimes we can get bored with the same thing.

I do the grocery shopping for our family and a few months ago I decided to start buying “the best” eggs instead of the usual that they have.

For me, I think it is more about concern for the chickens than anything so I only get the cage free, vegeterian fed and no additives of any kind from an egg farm that I did some research on. To me, happier hens will lay better eggs and hopefully, we are eating better as a result in the change.

Enjoy the switch from oatmeal to eggs and toast; you can always switch back when you want.

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16 Mary May 4, 2013 at 6:22 pm

I am curious, why do you eat out of the containers when you are home? I pack a lunch and even eating out of the clean Tupperware (with plastic cutlery ugh) makes my meal feel boring. I bought a gorgeous place setting of Corelle and brought it to work along with proper heavy cutlery and plate my lunch. So much more satisfying. A quick squirt of soap, rinse and wipe and they are ready for the next day. We have a dishwasher at work too so it isn’t a big deal. I feel like how I present my food to me is a reflection of how I feel about myself. I am deserving of an attractive meal. Anyway it is nice to see you exploring new textures and eating things apart instead of atop each other… It is so much prettier. Have a great weekend. I always look forward to your lately posts!

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17 Laura May 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Ok, I know this is a food post, and it all looks delish, but what I’m really liking the looks of is the polish on you’re thumb!!! Polka dots??? so cute!!!!

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18 KathEats May 4, 2013 at 8:21 pm

They are stick/glue on

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19 Steph May 4, 2013 at 6:36 pm

I spy Jamberry nails!

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20 KathEats May 4, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Yes! Love!

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21 Leah May 4, 2013 at 7:24 pm

What are jamberry nails? I was going to comment that your polish looked awesome.

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22 KathEats May 4, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Check out http://sarara.jamberrynails.net/. So many designs! They stick on with heat

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23 Sarah May 5, 2013 at 5:55 pm

it’s actually jamberrynails.net….!

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24 KathEats May 5, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Ooops!! So sorry! I updated – thanks

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25 Sara May 5, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Do they last very long? So cute!

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26 KathEats May 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm

10 days!

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27 Nate May 4, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Hi Kath. I’d never thought I’d say this about green beans, but the coconut oil tossed green beans look so tasty! Salmon and green beans is one of my favorite dishes. Thanks for the pics!

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28 Lea May 4, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I usually sneak a spoonful of the full-fat coconut milk when I cook with it, yum!

You could use the crockpot to cook those apples!

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29 Jojo May 4, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Whipped coconut cream is genius! I need to try that

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30 Jillian May 5, 2013 at 3:49 am

My mouth is watering… I now have to go prepare myself something to eat but don’t have anything nearly as tasty in my fridge… groan. Note to self, don’t look at yummy food blogs with an empty stomach – and empty fridge!

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31 Christy May 5, 2013 at 10:06 am

That french toast looks amazing! I never thought of tossing green beans in coconut oil. I bet it gives it a really good flavor.

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32 Kori May 5, 2013 at 10:31 am

Now making coconut whipped cream is an absolute must. :) I will have to this soon & serve it over fresh berries too! Great post!

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33 Karen May 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Hey Kath! Rumor has it that SYTYCD starts April 14/15…wheee:)

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

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34 KathEats May 5, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Do you mean May!? YAY!!!!!!

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35 Karen May 5, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Whoops…yep, I mean May. YAY indeed!

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36 KathEats May 5, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Can’t wait!

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37 Tiffany May 5, 2013 at 7:01 pm

I love your breakfasts pictures!! Lately I’ve wanted to recreate your egg and toast breakfast without the egg. Any vegan protein idea as to what can replace the egg besides peanut butter?

Thank you!!

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38 KathEats May 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm

A tofu scramble?

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39 Tiffany May 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I was thinking about that but I’m not a big fan of tofu…thank you for the suggestion though :)

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40 Jennay May 5, 2013 at 10:19 pm

I’m a new follower and I just wanted to take some time to stop by and say hello! Your blog inspires me to eat healthier and I really enjoy all of your posts! Thanks for sharing with us! I have always been overweight and I’m trying to turn that around by introducing more fruits, veggies, and protein. Thank you for helping me and showing me the ropes of nutrition so that I may reach my goals. =)

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41 KathEats May 6, 2013 at 8:04 am

Welcome!

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42 Rebecca May 6, 2013 at 4:17 am

Hi Kath! I’ve noticed that you use coconut oil atop of alot of your meals….is it pretty “neutral” flavored, or does it have a strong “tropical” flavor? Also, what are your thoughts about its dietary value and health benefits? I’m always on the lookout for tasty fats that are good for me!!!1!

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43 KathEats May 6, 2013 at 8:04 am

While I do cook with coconut oil, it’s actually coconut butter that I’m using as a garnish. It tastes very coconutty and has an amazing texture. And it melts onto hot things and forms a magic shell on cold ones. Check out this page/video for more info on it: http://www.katheats.com/favorite-foods/all-about-coconut-butter

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44 Kristen @ Change of Pace May 6, 2013 at 5:34 am

Delicious as always!

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45 Susan H @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 6, 2013 at 7:39 am

Coconut Whipped Cream is a great alternative when you are allergic to dairy. :)

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46 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy May 6, 2013 at 7:45 am

Your posts always make me so hungry! I love whipped coconut cream.

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47 Ashlee@HisnHers May 6, 2013 at 8:46 am

I really want to come live at your house and have you cook all of my meals! Ha!

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48 Elizabeth May 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I love breakfast with different chooses! I eat eggs every morning with a bunch of fruit and some nuts. I love the different textures and flavors!

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49 Melissa May 6, 2013 at 4:44 pm

New found love eggs = nursing Mama
Occasional eating out of container = being a Mom now and cutting out some clean-up later! :)

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50 J @ Chocolate Covered Chickpeas May 6, 2013 at 8:27 pm

The coconut whipped cream looks scrumptious!!!

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