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August 26, 2013

Hope your week was filled with Legos and lima beans!

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I enjoyed some really good ingredients – local trout and lima beans, hot oatmeal and a new overnight oats mix. Let’s get to it!

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A crumbled Great Harvest whole wheat blueberry lemon muffin topped with peach, banana, chia, sunbutter and Greek yogurt

Doesn’t this look like a pillow of whipped cream!? I usually put my yogurt on the bottom of bowls, but I’ve been liking the reverse – fruit/whole grains on the bottom and yogurt as the topping.

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The next day was hot oats. It’s been a while, my love. I made a double batch so I could reheat the second serving another morning. Topped with blobs of jam and sunbutter and a little coconut. Raspberries cooked inside!

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This was a new twist on overnight oats 

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I used a new mix-your-own cereal from MixMyOwn.com (they sent it to me gratis to try). My mix featured dried bananas, hazelnuts, coconut, puffed millet, the Bircher muesli base, cinnamon and a whole vanilla bean tucked inside. There was a lot of flavor and texture in this all-in-one bowl over overnight oats! The hazelnuts were my favorite part, and the puffed millet gave it an extra layer of texture.

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Apparently this was Thursday’s breakfast Smile

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Scrambled eggs, nectarine, Cinnamon Raisin Walnut toast with butter and coffeeeee

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Here we have French toast on Cville Crunch with more nectarine, sun butter and coconut.

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Salad with SB&J on Cville Crunch. See that happy little yellow tomato poking out? I had both yellow tomatoes and yellow watermelon this week.

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This strange looking circle is actually a Mahi Mahi burger from Whole Foods. It tasted good, but the texture was a bit on the soggy/wet side. I baked it, so maybe next time I’ll pan fry. It was served over local greens with leftover roasted veggies, avocado and honey almonds. Honey + olive oil for dressing.

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Next we have a burgerlicious lunch –

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A No Bull Burger with Great Harvest pimento cheese served on a Popeye roll. I had a salad on the side featuring goat cheese from Everona Dairy and avocado dressed with honey and olive oil.

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Next up was a pimento cheese and avocado sandwich on Cville Crunch. This was a FANTASTIC combo!

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Served with a salad topped with more Everona herbs de Provence cheese and figs. Do figs creep you out? Just a little? I like them but sometimes their grassy flavor and mushy texture gets to me.

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Leftovers atop greens – kidney beans, roasted potatoes reheated with cheese and avocado

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My favorite dinner this week was a lima bean affair!

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We got these fresh lima beans from our friends at Pot Luck Farm. I had never cooked lima beans from scratch before, but I just simmered them in water for about 30 minutes until they were soft inside. They were wonderful! I love big beans.

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We served them with wild rice, sautéed veggies and a big blob of avocado-Greek yogurt smash

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Another night I made frittatas with a bunch of summer squash, zucchini, yellow tomato, garlic, herbs, spinach and Caromont Farm Red Row cheese.

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We were too tired to make salads so we served it with wine instead ; )

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I found this trout at our market. They come already fileted and are packaged in twos for only $6. So glad to add them to our rotation! We kept it simple and cooked it without too many frills – just olive oil and salt.

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Served with green beans tossed with some toasted whole wheat GH breadcrumbs – a nice addition

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And roasted potatoes with ketchup

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Last but not least, our final night we had grilled paprika chicken legs from Free Union Grass Farm served with lots of grilled zucchini, eggplant and patty-pan squash. Great Harvest Honey Whole Wheat rolls rounded out the meal.

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1 Nicole August 26, 2013 at 8:17 am

I eat those mahi burgers and they are MUCH better pan-fried!

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2 Ali @ Peaches and Football August 26, 2013 at 8:19 am

Those lima beans look beautiful. I love limas but they seem to be a veggie many people aren’t fond of. Maybe they just have a weird stigma we develop as kids – like brussels sprouts or beets?

It’s 93 and H U M I D here today but the mornings are dark making me think these hot days are winding down. Then I’ll be looking for the hot and filling return of oatmeal breakfasts. Your bowls always look delicious and I love the various combos and toppings.

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3 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves August 26, 2013 at 8:20 am

The oats in a jar sound awesome! I’ve heard good things about MixMyOwn.
Figs do kinda creep me out. I’ve only ever had dried figs, which I love! But I haven’t gotten around to trying raw figs.
All your meals look fantastic as usual. Have a great week, Kath!

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4 Linda August 26, 2013 at 8:32 am

I personally love fresh figs, they taste like dessert!

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5 Jeri August 26, 2013 at 8:34 am

I think I’m going to do the salads at lunch like you with the left overs. I have scallops, roasted potatoes and grilled tuna. How does tuna salad made with avocado/Greek yogurt instead of mayo sound? Hmmmm????.

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6 Stacey August 26, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Greek yogurt is the only way I’ve ever made tuna salad – I think it tastes great! Sometimes I add in a few dill pickles.

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7 Shel@PeachyPalate August 26, 2013 at 8:35 am

I find with figs they have to be a little cooked for me to tolerate them…grilled or roasted with a drizzle of something sweet! I love a good dried fig though! :) The lima bean bowl looks incredible!!! I want dive head first in to it!

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8 Jackie August 26, 2013 at 8:49 am

What awesome eats! That all looks so delicious!

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9 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries August 26, 2013 at 9:17 am

Ohhh my, that pimento cheese and avocado sandwich looks like it’s to die for! Yum!

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10 Joanne August 26, 2013 at 9:21 am

Everything looks so good, but I like the limas the best :)

By the way, your neck pillow in the “Lego den” matches the black and white plate. Cute.

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11 lynn @ the actor's diet August 26, 2013 at 9:54 am

I used to be turned off by lima beans (I blame “Silence of the Lambs”) but man they are delicious…

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12 Katryn August 26, 2013 at 9:55 am

LOL…Your day of the week placemat made me think of those day of the week undies that were popular when we were growing up!! I wanted them SO bad when I was around 10 but never got them…maybe getting some day of the week placemats would make up for this childhood deprivation. ;-)

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13 KathEats August 26, 2013 at 9:59 am

I definitely had some : )

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14 Mom August 26, 2013 at 10:02 am

Love the linens, and days of the week were big in my generation. I’ll have to ask my mom if they had them in her day.

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15 Paula August 26, 2013 at 10:20 am

We both love figs and had a tree that produced 2-3 gallons a day in season. Needless to say we ate figs, made fig preserves, baked fig bars, which were my husbands favorite and gave them to everyone passing by. Sadly we sold that house and fig tree and moved farther north. I planted a fig tree right away here and we had five figs this year. We each ate two and hubby cut the last one in half. Yes we are grown people but we still fight over who gets the last fig. I don’t do lima beans. They creep me out.

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16 Chelsea @BigBitesLittleBudget August 26, 2013 at 10:36 am

I am a lima bean lovin girl! I love their texture and their flavor. I love the idea of mixing them with other veggies and serving them with wild rice. Sounds delicious. I also get trout at my market. Isn’t is so tasty!

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17 Tina August 26, 2013 at 10:44 am

I love the bit of german (“gratis”) in the post ;) and I can’t wait for the first fall day for a proper hot porridge with the last bits of my nut butter.

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18 Carol B August 26, 2013 at 10:53 am

Ok, I have a question. How do you cut and cook a patty pan squash. I have seen them but they intimidate me… ;)

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19 Cindy August 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Please answer this one, Kath! I am also curious. Keep seeing those funny-looking babies at our local farm market, and I have no idea what to do with them!

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20 KathEats August 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm

We usually slice them like you would a melon – in half, scoop out the seeds and then slice into half circles. You can eat the skin on the smaller ones. Then we’ll just sautee like you would zucchini, although patty-pan takes a bit longer to cook.

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21 Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine August 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

Some many delicious eats! That Lima Bean bowl looks divine so does the trout and roasted potatoes!

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22 Cindy August 26, 2013 at 11:06 am

Great post, Kath! :) I had the same trout + greens + roasted potatoes meal yesterday. Delicious! I’m just wondering – what kind of ketchup do you buy? I’m aware that many ketchups (Heinz in particular) contain high-fructose corn syrup. What brand of ketchup are you eating?

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23 KathEats August 26, 2013 at 11:20 am

I currently have whole foods 365 organic, but I’ve also stocked regular Heintz and non organic. It’s not a food I eat huge quantities of (usually :) ) so I wouldn’t worry about a little hfcs. Organic is probably best if you can afford it

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24 Cindy August 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Wow, thank you. I would’ve thought such a healthy-eating activist would avoid HFCS. :) That makes me feel a lot more… normal!

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25 KathEats August 26, 2013 at 1:25 pm

There’s nothing good about it but it’s not poison either. I wouldn’t seek it out but a little won’t hurt

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26 Ana August 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I buy Trader Joe’s organic ketchup, there is no HFCS in it and the price is good! :) I don’t eat ketchuo, but my 11 year old boy and my husband like it!
Ana

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27 KathEats August 26, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Good to know!

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28 Erika @ fortheloveofpeanutbutter August 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Hunt’s makes no hfcs ketchup now too! We have it at the diner I work at.

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29 Emily @ Life on Food August 26, 2013 at 11:42 am

I cannot find figs anywhere near me. I hope they don’t go away before I can get some.

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30 Anna @ Fitness à la Anna August 26, 2013 at 12:10 pm

You never cease to amaze me with your cute table cloths! The Thursday one is adorable! Looks like you had a great weeks of eats :)

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31 Lisa @bitesforbabies August 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm

What a week of delicious meals!! Have you ever had lima beans sauteed with onions? Simple but DELICIOUS!!!

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32 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! August 26, 2013 at 12:43 pm

So many delicious things. Of note: the trout, kidney beans, lima beans, fig and cheese combo (!), hearty sandwiches, and the sunflower seed butter topped bread! YUM.

Just a question, how do you make your fun text headers for each of the different picture sections? A certain program?

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33 KathEats August 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I made them in Photoshop Elements

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34 Courtney August 26, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Are you able to share your frittata recipe? Or suggest one similar?! It just looks absolutely delicious! Thanks!

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35 KathEats August 26, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Here is an apple bacon one I did years ago. I will try to do a new version soon. http://www.katheats.com/recipage?recipe_id=6000219

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36 Stacey August 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I have probably 8-10 summer squash waiting to be used along with a few zucchini. A frittata would be great to have ready for quick mornings… thanks for the idea :) When you make the frittata do you have to do anything special to make sure it doesn’t get too watery? Do you scoop the seeds out of the squash or does it all just work out great?

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37 KathEats August 26, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Yes, I would cook the squash well first and then pour your egg mixture on top.

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38 Phil August 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm

I have a few fig trees in my yard, but didn’t get as many figs as I did in past years. They’re so sweet but they also attract the birds and raccoons, so I have to be quick to pick them before they get eaten!

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39 meredith August 26, 2013 at 1:57 pm

lol Now I don’t feel so bad, my living room looks the same :)

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40 Kim August 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Interesting observation about figs. I’ve never thought that much about them… My thoughts have always stopped at “Yum!”

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41 jamie August 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Kath, do you mind to share your pimento cheese recipe? (if homemade) Thanks so much.

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42 KathEats August 26, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Unfortunately I can’t share that one because it’s a Great Harvest recipe, but there are lots of good ones online. Look for one that uses some greek yogurt. I used to use Kelsey’s recipe but she no longer has it online. I’ll try to replicate it soon!

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43 Maria Tadic August 26, 2013 at 3:34 pm

A few friends of mine and I are making the trip to Charlottesville in Oct. I would love to check out the farmer’s market you go to – what’s the name of it? Those no bull burgers always look so awesome – I definitely wanna try them out!

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44 KathEats August 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm

It’s the City Market and it’s right downtown. Definitely get a No Bull Burger for lunch!

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45 Alex @ Kenzie Life August 26, 2013 at 3:35 pm

That pimento cheese and avocado sandwich looks.so.good. Wish I had that for lunch :)

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46 Ana August 26, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Cool post! I have always been curious about the make my mix muesli thing, now I saw your post and decided to try it, I ordered a mix of my own! Can’t wait to see how it tastes, I had oats with quinoa and millet puffs, plus cinnamon, walnuts, flax and vanilla bean, sounded good when I created it :)
Ana

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47 Katherine August 26, 2013 at 4:33 pm

all your food looks like a magazine!!!

http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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48 Cyn August 26, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Your fig instincts are right on. They are creepy. Read about the strange fig and wasp symbiosis.

http://www.thekitchn.com/strange-symbiosis-the-fig-and-126960

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49 KathEats August 26, 2013 at 8:17 pm

I think that is exactly why I always chew carefully (even though I’m sure the wasp is long gone)

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50 Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite August 26, 2013 at 8:50 pm

A beautiful week of eats, like usual!

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51 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner August 27, 2013 at 3:59 am

This post made me laugh. “I like big beans,” and “We were too tired to make salads, so we served it with wine instead.” Foodie humor for the win!

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52 char eats greens August 27, 2013 at 7:16 am

I never have issues with foods, but figs are definitely one thing that could eventually give me an issue. I think I could only handle eating a few of them at a time!

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53 Tami @Nutmeg Notebook August 27, 2013 at 11:13 am

I remember those days of legos all over my floor! That brings back memories of good times with my son. Enjoy!

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54 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) August 27, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Your oats look so good! I need to get back into eating oatmeal … it’s been way too long.

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