July 8, 2013

Hope you had a great weekend – ours was refreshingly fun! Here’s a recap of last week’s eats!



Overnight oats topped with giant blackberries, banana and almond butter plus a sprinkle of granola


Scrambled egg, fruit + half a whole wheat blueberry ginger muffin from Great Harvest


Yogurt with tons of fresh fruit {nectarine, black, blue and raspeberry} and a bit of granola


Scrambled egg (I’ve been scrambling because it’s easier to share with Maze) with nectarine that tasted like candy and High Five toast with almond butter. Iced coffee season is here!


Banana + blueberry pancakes!



A No Bull Burger salad with sheep’s milk cheese, lettuce from the garden, avocado and a Dr. Kracker


PB&J at the pool!


I made a bunch to share with friends and unfortunately most had to cancel, so I ended up eating more than my share : ) There’s nothing like PB&J by the pool!


M had broccoli, peas and squash.


When we returned home later on I had a salad to make up for my missing veggies – with carrots, avocado, radish and almonds with balsamic vinegar drizzle


Another day – No Bull with goat cheese, salad and strawberries


And lastly, smoked trout on garden greens with carrot, radish and avocado plus sheep’s cheese and cherries




Mint juleps with beef short ribs and green beans sauteed in a mustard-y dill sauce. Matt made the short ribs in the crockpot with a simple beer-ketchup-vinegar sauce and cooked them down all day. Served over cabbage and carrots that got the same treatment.


We had the leftovers a few days later with smashed herby potatoes and broccoli from our garden (first time growing it – so far, so good!) The broccoli was steamed with some Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar and brown sugar to make it saucy.



Spaghetti night! Whole wheat noodles with some of our summer homemade tomato sauce canned last year with fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden and zucchini from the farmer’s market. The last of the sheep’s milk cheese on top.


Grilled tofu plus zucchini and fried green tomatoes! They came out perfectly dipped in egg and then cornmeal and cooked in sunflower oil until lightly brown.


And lastly


Shrimp and grits with Wades Mill grits cooked in the rice cooker. They were the most perfect cooked home grits I’ve had – thanks to the porridge setting and a few hours of hands-off time!


The shrimp were coated in Old Bay and sunflower oil and then sauteed with some peppers and zucchini.



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1 Shel@PeachyPalate July 8, 2013 at 8:05 am

Yummy eats as always! Mazen looks so cute with his little tub!


2 Ali @ Peaches and Football July 8, 2013 at 8:06 am

Your eats looks fabulous as always. I love your nails – very sparkly and wild!! It was in the 90s and humid all weekend and iced coffee was definitely my go-to beverage. I love seeing all the berry varieties in your breakfast bowls. It makes me wish berries were in season year-round because I love them so much!


3 Lauren @ The Highlands Life July 8, 2013 at 8:32 am

I mean, truly, is there really anything better than PB&J for a lunch by the pool? I just don’t think so. Put a side of fresh fruit in a container and you’ve got yourself a perfect pool day snack. And I say snack because let’s get real. Pool days make me hangry. Must be the sun.


4 Christine@ Apple of My Eye July 8, 2013 at 8:38 am

Mhmm so much great food in your household! Do you get your fresh fruit from a farmer’s market or do you usually pick them up from the grocery store? They look so vibrant and delicious in all of your pictures!


5 KathEats July 8, 2013 at 8:52 am

The farmer’s market lately. The berries are so good!


6 Tiffany July 8, 2013 at 10:30 am

Nice! How much are the berries where you live kath? Where I live it depends on which farmers market you go to. For instance if you go to one in an expensive neighborhood then the vendors charge a lot more. (These are the same vendors at the other locations too) Some cost as much as 5 dollars for a tiny basket! Other times you can pay 7 dollars for 2-3lbs of strawberries. At the end of the day your money goes to those who work hard.


7 KathEats July 8, 2013 at 10:34 am

Ours are $4-5 a piece


8 Tiffany July 8, 2013 at 5:44 pm

That’s great! By the way, I love what you have done with your corner picture :)


9 Carly @ Snack Therapy July 8, 2013 at 9:22 am

Gahh, that Good Harvest bread gets me every time. I’ve yet to try any, but it looks so soft and chewy. And, as always, your breakfasts are picture perfect. Happy Monday!


10 Karen July 8, 2013 at 9:22 am

Happy Monday, Kath – Just wanted to pop in to say how much I love your new welcome banner lettering and photo -so adorable :)


11 KathEats July 8, 2013 at 9:26 am

: ) Thanks Karen


12 Ashley July 8, 2013 at 9:26 am

I would love the recipes for both the short ribs and the shrimp and grits! Both of those look like easy summer meals for the boyfriend and I to enjoy.


13 Julia July 8, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I second that!


14 KathEats July 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Here is a very similar version of our shrimp + grits:

I’ll see if Matt will document the short ribs the next time we make them


15 Paige @ Healthy Hits the Spot July 8, 2013 at 9:31 am

Wow, all of that food looks amazing! PB + J is such a good summer food :)


16 Parita @ myinnershakti July 8, 2013 at 9:39 am

Fresh fruit for the win! I’m loving the cherries that are out right now. Can’t get enough. :)


17 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 8, 2013 at 9:49 am

All this food looks tasty!!


18 Kinsey July 8, 2013 at 9:55 am

Love all of the fresh garden vegetables! I’m in love with all of the summer produce in season right now.


19 emily July 8, 2013 at 10:00 am

The fried green tomatoes look yummy, but I am dying to know what is on top of them. It looks like a single piece of cauliflower!?


20 KathEats July 8, 2013 at 10:02 am

Pimento goat cheese!


21 Monica July 8, 2013 at 10:01 am

Everything looks so yummy!!! Out of curiosity, when you share your scrambled eggs with Mazen do you include the egg whites? I am anxious to have my little guy try scrambled eggs but I wasn’t sure about the whites.


22 KathEats July 8, 2013 at 10:02 am

Yes we do. We don’t have any allergy history and our ped said it was fine.


23 Kristi July 8, 2013 at 11:52 am

Our ped also said not to worry about anything except honey. Has Mazen tried strawberries yet?


24 KathEats July 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Yes – so far so good


25 Emily K. @ Leaf Parade July 8, 2013 at 10:45 am

That pasta looks so, so delicious!


26 Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen July 8, 2013 at 10:49 am

All your meals look so delicious!


27 Kelly @ KellyRunsforFood July 8, 2013 at 10:57 am

That all looks so tasty! I have lots of garden tomatoes and zucchini I need to use so I may be grilling a bunch of veggies here soon.


28 seana July 8, 2013 at 11:04 am

I’ve been meaning to ask you something. The way you make your scrambled eggs. I keep noticing in the pics how the white and yellow aren’t totally combined. Scrambled are the only kind I eat. Up here in NY we mix them together before so you can’t tell the white from the yellow. They’re basically a light yellow. I can’t eat them except that way. When we went to the Dominican Republic, they made them more like yours. Just wondering if it’s preference or regional..
Little Mazen is getting so big. And cuter every time I see a pic of him :)


29 KathEats July 8, 2013 at 11:08 am

I think it’s just preference : ) I tend to just crack them into the pan and scramble them around to save cleaning a separate bowl. It gives it that marbled look that I actually prefer!


30 Rachel July 8, 2013 at 11:05 am

Yeah for iced cofeee season!


31 Anna @ On Anna's Plate July 8, 2013 at 11:52 am

Yummmmm….craving those shrimp and grits now! We have shrimp tacos on the menu for dinner tonight, but there might have to be a change of plans… 😉


32 Katherine July 8, 2013 at 1:36 pm
33 Kim July 8, 2013 at 2:39 pm

The shrimp and grits and pasta look amazing! I love the color combination of the yogurt and fresh fruit, too. All of these pictures are making my mouth water!!


34 Julia July 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm

AHH I seriously want your food everything you have looks incredible!! Yummm why cant I have a garden haha amazing pictures!


35 Julie July 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Lovely pictures of yummy meals! When you first had Mazen, were you able to find time to cook meals for your family? Just curious as I am about to have my first child, and although I froze some meals in advance, I love cooking fresh foods!


36 KathEats July 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm

We had a lot of friends bring over meals in the first few weeks, but when those ended we just made simple things – veggie burgers on salads, frittatas, etc. I didn’t cook anything extravagant. I still do as many make-ahead meals as I can. I wish I were better at prepping frozen things!


37 Lisa July 8, 2013 at 5:49 pm

delicious , as always! Although I am very jealous of the warm weather you are having!! It’s winter here :(


38 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance July 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm

I love the variety in your meals! I am such a habitual meal planner and will end up eating the same salad for two weeks straight!


39 Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run July 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm

love your new profile pic/design in the left sidebar!


40 Mer July 8, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Shrimp & grits- how delish! Great pictures, as always!


41 Avery Hudson July 8, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Hey Kath! When you have a yogurt bowl for breakfast, how much Greek yogurt do you usually put in your bowl? I’ve been putting half a cup in my bowl but find that I get hungry before lunch time. I usually have a tbsp. of nut butter along with some sort of fruit on top of the greek. Thanks for your help!


42 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 5:28 am

About a cup. Maybe you need more whole grains?


43 Avery Hudson July 9, 2013 at 11:56 am

So should add some grawwwnola to the top? Or possibly a side of toast in the morning? That might fix the grumbling tummy.


44 Arbin July 9, 2013 at 2:46 am

Wow.. Everything looks perfect and yummy for me.. I wish I could have these every time. Awesome food!


45 Neil Butterfield July 9, 2013 at 2:49 am

You should work for an advertising company. Your pictures are incredible:-)


46 Tracy July 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I love your new Welcome sign on the left!

Every time I read one of your lately posts I want to try No Bull Burgers! I almost ordered some but backed out when I saw the shipping (I’m in Kansas). Ouch! Still hoping they spread across the country. They look delicious. Do you know if they have plans to spread further?


47 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I’m not really sure if they have plans to expand, but they have in the mid-Atlantic a bit


48 Emily July 11, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I’m so curious – how do you steam broccoli with mustard, ACV etc? Do you put it on the raw broccoli in the steamer? Or in the water? Or do you add it after?


49 KathEats July 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm

We steamed it first and then tossed it in the dressing : )


50 Emily July 11, 2013 at 3:50 pm

That makes sense! Thanks!


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