Lately

June 24, 2013

I’m switching my Lately posts from Saturdays to Mondays. Great way to kick off the week : ) And instead of a formal post on Saturdays I think I’ll just try to pop in with a live photo or two. I’m guessing most of you are out playing anyways.

Breakfasts

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Fa-rench toast! Made with High Five bread (love the millet seeds inside!), egg, cinnamon, vanilla, raspberries, peach and 365 Almond Butter.

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Here’s a cold bowl of overnight oats with some Blueberry Buckwheat granola from the bakery and more raspberries and almond butter.

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Did you notice iced coffee is back!? I think it was too soon. Brrrrrr! I made it cold-brew style – half a cup of grounds in a whole french press of water, on the counter overnight and then pressed and stored in the fridge for a few days. I’ll do a post on this when I master my blend for the summer soon. I did love not having to wash out the coffeepot in the AM!

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On my way out of town: yogurt, berries, granola, almond butter in the yogurt container. I think there was more yogurt in this than I realized because I was full alllllll morning!

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Pancakes with Matt! He slept in one morning and made me strawberry pancakes with Kodiak Cakes mix. Loved the little bits of berry throughout.

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You can always tell a Matt meal by the mint garnish : )

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Scrambled eggs (2) shared with Mazen. Plus toast and AB with mashed banana.

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More eggs, toast, berries. Perfect summer meal!!

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Lunches

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A big salad with peppers, carrots, bleu cheese, a No Bull Burger, dressing of honey + olive oil + salt plus Dr. Krackers on the side. Remember these? I haven’t bought them in ages and got some for quick snacks when I have friends over. Tasty and packed with unexpected fiber + protein.

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Another day I had sardine salad. A can of sardines mashed with greek yogurt (about 2 tbsp), mustard, smoked paprika and served on crackers.

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Avocado toast with local cheese and radish matchsticks. More on the radishes soon!

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Lunch on a rainy day. Salad with avocado, blue cheese, and a Spinach Feta roll. Dressing was olive oil and honey and salt again.

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On the side: greek yogurt with peach jam.

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Matt came home for lunch one day and I made us salads with half a No Bull Burger each, egg, veggies and cherries on the side.

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Dinners

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I took the leftovers from our Chicken + Bean Bake and morphed them into a second dish. I cooked a cup of mixed quinoa plus broccoli and sugar snap peas and mixed that with the leftover chicken bits and beans plus goat cheese and almonds. Loved it as a whole new meal!

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I’m trying to put salmon on the menu once a week (for the nutrients and because I love it) so we had seared salmon…

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plus sautéed garden greens and radish and roasted potatoes coated in Greek yogurt, mustard and smoked paprika to make a “potato salad.”

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M happens to love salmon!

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For our last featured dinner we had leftover shredded chicken breast reheated with melted cheese, lots of mashed avocado, Greek yogurt and salsa served with chips over a cabbage slaw.

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The cabbage was thinly sliced and dressed in Garlic Gold, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper.

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Hope you are having some delicious summer meals too!

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1 Shel@PeachyPalate June 24, 2013 at 8:05 am

Gorgeous eats as always! I’m vegan and never ever have I had the urge to eat eggs but you make the combination with the berries and toast so appealing…!

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2 Ali @ Peaches and Football June 24, 2013 at 8:18 am

I love seeing all the fresh summer fruits! Peaches and raspberries are my absolute favorites!!!

I’ve never had strawberries inside my pancakes before and I’m not sure why because they look incredible. I’m excited for the sweet, local corn to be available. I love grilling it!

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3 Carly @ Snack Therapy June 24, 2013 at 8:22 am

Those radishes are purrrrdy. I love the Matt mint garnish- very fancy ;).

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4 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! June 24, 2013 at 8:40 am

Loving all the berries you’re featuring right now! They’re SO fresh! But still so expensive where I am! And I LOVE Dr. Krackers! My absolute favorite is Seedlander…followed by Klassic 3 Seed!

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5 Beth @ Mangoes and Miles June 24, 2013 at 8:56 am

I love the black and white plate–I need new fancy plates to take pictures with. And to eat on, because eating on fun plates is always much more fun than eating on boring plates.

All of your food looks SO good. Especially the salmon–I’m a huge fan of any kind of fish, especially salmon. You’re making me want salmon for lunch!

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6 Susan H @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 24, 2013 at 8:58 am

With our heat wave here in Southern Ontario…cool salads are just the ticket! Those crackers look sooo interesting…what types of seeds are in them? Any nuts? :)

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7 Lisa C. June 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

I was hoping you would do a post like this soon. I used to love checking your posts each morning as part of my morning routine. It is inspiration for a day of healthy eating. Beautiful, yummy food here. Thanks!

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8 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 24, 2013 at 9:02 am

Looks like you had a delicious week! YUM! Love that M loves salmon. What a good boy!

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9 Evelyn June 24, 2013 at 9:09 am

I had major radish cravings when I was pregnant with my second child…mmmmm, love radishes!!

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10 Jessica @ Chocolate Covered Chickpeas   June 24, 2013 at 9:23 am

Your food photography always looks so gorgeous! I’ve been eating a lot of berries and summer fruits as well. Where can I get the plate with the scrambled eggs and toast with ab + mashed banana from?

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11 KathEats June 24, 2013 at 9:28 am

It was from pottery barn

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12 Karen June 24, 2013 at 9:25 am

Good choice re. on the change in lately posts to Monday! Mazen’s veggie loving cuteness is just stealing the show in this series, though the mounds of avocado are running a close second. Avo. has to be one of my top ten favorite foods of all time and oh so versatile…so, so good on toast!

Excited to read more re. those radish sticks :)

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13 Courtney June 24, 2013 at 9:28 am

My CSA farmer suggested a radish sandwich, so I tried one with cultured butter. The avocado would add something nice to that. The radishes in our box are so bitey and wonderful :)

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14 lisa fine June 25, 2013 at 7:10 am

I’ve never tried radishes on a sandwich – with butter! That sounds so good. We bought a bunch of radishes at the farmers’ market last week, and they were so good we’re planning to buy more this week. Yum!

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15 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh June 24, 2013 at 9:39 am

Yay! I miss your food posts! It all looks wonderful as usual.

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16 Lauren @ The Highlands Life June 24, 2013 at 9:40 am

Love that Matt makes the effort to garnish with mint. So fancy. ????

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17 Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen June 24, 2013 at 10:30 am

berries are pretty much on the side of all my breakfasts and lunches too :)

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18 Liz June 24, 2013 at 10:35 am

Everything looks delicious. Thanks to share for some ideas!

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19 Farah June 24, 2013 at 10:47 am

Which almond butter do you buy? TJ’s or Whole Foods? And is it roasted or raw?

Thanks!

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20 KathEats June 24, 2013 at 1:10 pm

It’s this one: http://www.katheats.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Foodblog-4616.jpg

Regular crunchy. I don’t think it’s marketed as raw, but the ingredients are just peanuts.

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21 Farah June 24, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Thanks – and you mean almonds right – not peanuts :)

I used to get that one too – but my WF has been out of it for a while now :(

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22 KathEats June 24, 2013 at 4:21 pm

yes! ha!

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23 Ana June 24, 2013 at 11:46 am

It’s not quite summer here yet but I am already craving more salads.

One thing I always wonder though, do you really just have honey and oil without any vinegar or lemon juice for the acid to balance the dressing? It seems to me that it would be very oily and sweet that way.

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24 Tracy June 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Love radishes! I like to slice large radishes thinly and eat them as raw “chips” dipped in hummus!

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25 Christina June 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Sardines and Greek yogurt, interesting combo, I’ll have to try this one out.

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26 Lindsay June 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm

We JUST got our kitchen up and running here in Hawaii, boxes unpacked and our first fabulous meal was cooked last night! It is so exciting to have a home cooked meal and stop eating out for a change. I love that you’ve switched “Lately” to today, it is a great way to start the week! I do a “Share a Little Love” about the things I loved from my previous week and I switched to Mondays too, it helps me see the small things that were great and get me pumped for a week ahead!

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27 sara @ fitcupcaker June 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm

drool, all your food looks so amazing!

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28 Elizabeth June 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Hey Kath! I’ve loved your blog for years and have always had similar preferences in foods so I’ve looked to you for eating inspiration, but I am currently 14 weeks pregnant and failing miserably at healthy living during pregnancy. I have had terrible nausea at all times of the day, and have basically been living off whole wheat pasta and whole grain saltines…do you have any advice for making healthful foods more palatable during pregnancy, or any tips on what worked for you? Did you ever just have to choke veggies down because you knew that you needed to, or did you actually enjoy the things you ate while pregnant? Thanks!

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29 KathEats June 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm

I choked them down the first trimester :( I had to stir greens into things like spaghetti sauce to eat them. I tolerated a few green smoothies. I have some posts on nutrition on Baby KERF here and here.

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30 Ilane @cultiv8health June 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Your photos are amazing, as always. Congrats!
Where did you buy those adorable plates? They make a difference.
I want that Chicken + Bean Bake n-o-w. It looks delicious.

BTW, did you ever receive an e-mail about a guest post? I would love it if you could write one on my blog :)
Big thanks and have an a-mazen week.

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31 Howard June 24, 2013 at 3:21 pm

If y’all are looking for a healthy tea drink, I’d recommend Runa, honestly. It’s a small brand but they got some pretty weird flavors that are worth exploring– I imagine it’d go well with some of these lovely dishes up here!

https://apps.facebook.com/guayusateasample/

PS You’re making me hungry, KathEats :) looks delicious.

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32 Emily June 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Have you ever tried the Pioneer Woman’s recipe for iced coffee? It’s the best!

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/06/perfect-iced-coffee/

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33 SarahNW June 24, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Monday is DEFINITELY a better day for your Lately posts, good choice.

If you’re in the throws of an iced coffee addiction (I get that way for a few weeks, then I’m over it) may I suggest The Pioneer Woman’s method? I do it on Sundays and have iced coffee all week long, and there’s only one real clean up day.
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/06/perfect-iced-coffee/

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34 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner June 24, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Mmmm….now I’m craving sardine salad!

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35 Katie @ Real Food Katie's Way June 24, 2013 at 4:46 pm

You’ve always inspired me to WANT to make sardine salad…The fish in the can really gives me the heebies though!

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36 robin June 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm

So Ive started to eat clean, slowly but trying. Cut my portions too, and now im already done 10 pounds for the month. When I looked at your post today it dawned on me how our food choices are becoming similar. I m very happy to finally have found something that is working. Its pretty easy so far, ive stopped with the sugar habit and really just started to make wiser choices. Also I am trying to eat mindfully, and its helping:)

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37 KathEats June 24, 2013 at 6:16 pm

way to go!

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38 Tiffany June 24, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Yum! Where do you buy those crackers you mentioned? Thanks!

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39 KathEats June 24, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Whole Foods!

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40 Suzanne June 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm

I’m so happy that it’s overnight oats season!

PS Where did you get your silver straw, Kath?

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41 KathEats June 24, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Just Amazon!

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42 Emily @ Life on Food June 24, 2013 at 7:58 pm

I have such a hard time putting together summer meals. This was a very helpful inspiration post.

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43 Heather June 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Wow, that is a LOT of almond butter! I love it but if I ate that much I’d look like a linebacker! : )

Love your black and white dishes!

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44 Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smile June 24, 2013 at 8:36 pm

All of your meals look so fresh! I love eating dinner outside on warm summer nights. It’s perfect! Ever since I discovered your tribute to oatmeal I have been experimenting with different kinds of overnight oats every day! :) You are a food inspiration to me!

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45 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance June 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I’m now craving strawberry pancakes!

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46 Brenna June 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm

I so appreciate when you post what you have been eating. I never have to look far when I get in a rut on what to eat or combinations of what to eat. Thank you! Wished we lived closer…I have a freezer full of salmon, steelhead and halibut :)

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47 GiGi Eats Celebrities June 24, 2013 at 10:23 pm

So much absolutely delicious looking food! That salmon, succulent!

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48 natasha June 24, 2013 at 11:04 pm

My baby girl loves salmon as well and she calls it “pink tuna!”

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49 KathEats June 25, 2013 at 5:16 am

Awww!

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50 Lisa @bitesforbabies June 25, 2013 at 12:16 am

We use many of the same ingredients in our cooking…and our sons seem to have the same appreciation for food! I seriously think my son is a vegetarian! He doesn’t seem to really like meat…but if I put a plate of fish (especially salmon) in front of him, he goes to town!! Just the other day, he ate pasta with fish roe and literally licked the plate, lol!

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51 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 25, 2013 at 6:01 am

The french toast looks delicious! I love that picture of Mazen! He is too cute! :)

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52 Amy W June 25, 2013 at 7:41 am

Hi Kath- I have been trying to add Chia seeds to my oatmeal and yogurts or smoothies…I am finding that they really, really hurt my stomach…has this ever happened to you? I love them but the stomach issues I can’t deal with :(

Just wondering what my deal is..
Thanks :)

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53 KathEats June 25, 2013 at 8:05 am

Hmm…no I haven’t ever felt any different. Have you tried ground flax? Maybe it would be easier to digest?

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54 Anna June 25, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I think it can take your stomach awhile to adjust to these! Maybe start out with just a half teaspoon or so and increase bit by bit? You could also try the ground version instead of the whole seeds; maybe that’d be a bit easier on your digestion.

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55 Annie June 25, 2013 at 1:11 pm

That local cheese atop your avocado toast looks scrumptious! Where is it from?! Looks divine.

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56 KathEats June 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Everona Dairy – yum!

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57 Amelia Winslow June 25, 2013 at 9:52 pm

I’m in heaven with all these summer veggies in full swing. Tonight we had bowls full of tomato, cucumber, and avocado chunks sprinkled with fresh corn kernels and Greek yogurt-herb dressing. It took 5 min to make and was AMAZING.

Your radish sandwich looks delish and those sticks are so cute.

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58 Amanda June 27, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Do you use the original Garlic Gold (with the chunky bits) or the Garlic Gold Oil? Thanks!

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59 KathEats June 27, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Both! I love the herbs de provence nuggets and the oil for cooking greens

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60 Neil Butterfield July 5, 2013 at 5:29 am

Your photos always look amazing. Get my taste buds doing somersaults. :-)

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61 Nicole October 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Hi Kath–I feel like this has been asked before but when you just put honey and olive oil on your salads, about how much of each are you using? Are they about equal amounts? Thanks!

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62 KathEats October 24, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Maybe a teaspoon. ..a generous one

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