September 9, 2013

Last week’s eats on display!! I steered away from my usuals a bit this week in favor of some different creations…


Eggs are still on the menu, although they are slowing down because a certain ONE YEAR OLD doesn’t seem to like his favorite food anymore!

Eggs, Cinnamon Raisin Walnut toast and berries


Next up is a pancake stack with peaches and a little maple syrup drizzle! I’ve been using our Great Harvest mix, and my it makes a hearty pancake. These kept me full all morning.


This day was more eggs, toast, and fruit. Simple with coffee.


Here I had some of the Mix My Own muesli as a cold cereal with milk and berries. I loved the texture!


And finally a smoothie…made with banana, oats, yogurt, peach and milk. Served in a bowl to savor.


Along with a slice of Cville Crunch toast and coffee



This salad featured Oak River Salmon with avocado, yellow tomato and nectarine on the side.


Here I had a leftover mini burger on a roll with some salad with cheese on top and sweet potato chips.


The next day it was salad with all kinds of leftovers on top – tofu with cheese, roasted potatoes, some happy tomatoes, avocado and addicting sweet potato chips on the edge (of glory).


For this lunch I had my friends over so I ate this before they arrived but left room for snacks. A pimento cheese sandwich with greens and green beans. I nibbled on a bit more fruit, cheese and cookies later in the afternoon


I was on the ball one day I baked some sweet potato fries for our lunch. I ate way too many straight from the pan!


So here is the rest of what I had when I sat down: tomatoes, more sweet potato, avocado and pimento cheese.






The above are some loaded nachos with chicken, tomatoes, cheese and yogurt-guacamole. Yum!! Served with a salad of local greens, dill, and a honey+olive oil drizzle


Another night we had fish – the local trout from our market that I am obsessed with.


We breaded it in Italian panko (from Whole Foods) and pan-fried in safflower oil. Such a simple step to add so much flavor and texture.


On the side: green beans with a dusting of more panko and bacon. Plus corn on the cob.


Dinner for two:


Maple sausage links from a friend’s farm with sautéed squash and kale.


Karen joined us for dinner one night, so we fancied it up with some vino


We had J+P barbecue with leftover squash, salads with tomatoes and mozzarella and half a spinach feta roll.


Later alligators!


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1 Samantha @ aussi belle September 9, 2013 at 9:46 am

Ah, these posts are my favorite! I love seeing what you come up with for salad and breakfast toppings. Those nachos look delicious as well.


2 Jackie September 9, 2013 at 9:55 am

Your meals always look so good! Simple ones are the best!


3 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats September 9, 2013 at 10:06 am

Such good ideas in here! I need to do more side salads with my meals; such an easy way to get in more veggies!


4 sam September 9, 2013 at 10:24 am

That fish looks so good but I’ve always been afraid to try trout. Is it very fishy tasting? Also, how do you figure out portion sizes? Looks like you always eat the same as Matt but doesn’t he have higher energy needs than you? I’m getting confused about everything I’ve read about energy expenditure lately :)


5 KathEats September 9, 2013 at 10:45 am

He usually eats more bread/side dishes/beer and things than I do.


6 Sydney @ Trust the Skinny Cook September 9, 2013 at 10:32 am

I see lots of leftovers in this post! I’m assuming its from Mazen’s birthday party? I hope you’re going to post his party spread! I’m planning a 1st birthday party too and would love some ideas :)


7 KathEats September 9, 2013 at 10:45 am

Nope this was last week, but the party post is coming tomorrow


8 Madison September 9, 2013 at 10:42 am

DELISH!!!! love those sweet potatoes!


9 Lauren @ The Highlands Life September 9, 2013 at 11:01 am

I am so going to miss sweet corn after summer officially ends. So delicious.


10 lynn @ the actor's diet September 9, 2013 at 11:04 am

I’m determined to finally get a cooling rack to 1. cool baked goods properly 2. make SWEET POTATO FRIES


11 Chelsea @BigBitesLittleBudget September 9, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Your squash and kale dinner looks delicious! I am on the prowl for new squash and kale recipes because we have a never-ending supply here. I will have to try this.


12 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs September 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Beautiful photos of delicious looking food as always!
Mazen looks like such a big boy all of a sudden — what a cutie!


13 Eating 4 Balance September 9, 2013 at 3:10 pm

That breaded fish looks incredible! As do those sweet potato fries. How thick do you cut them, and how long do you cook them for? They’re probably similar to butternut squash fries which my family just adores, but I haven’t perfected the cooking-them-all-without-burning-the-tips part. Lol.

Hmm. And about the fish… I’ve only ever had fish from the ocean before- salmon, perch, cod (<< one of my favorites!), tilapia, etc. Never have I had any local fish from the lakes. For a first timer what would you recommend?


14 KathEats September 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm

I think trout is pretty mild and a good one to choose. Catfish too – I don’t find either to be too fishy.


15 Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run September 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm

I can’t wait for the weather to cool down so I can turn on the oven and roast some sweet taters!


16 Kendra September 9, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Hi Kath! I was wondering if you had any tips on roasting zucchini and squash. I noticed you sauteed yours, do you find that the best way to prepare both veggies? Every time I try to roast them, they come out mushy. At first I thought it was because I was putting too much EVOO on them but even when I tried to use less it still happened. Any thoughts?


17 KathEats September 9, 2013 at 5:51 pm

They seem to be on the watery side of the spectrum and aren’t the best to crunch up like brussels sprouts and things do. We do usually sautee. I find that grilling them leaves them a bit firmer though.

PS. You were in spam! Hopefully now rescued.


18 Kendra September 9, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Thanks! :)


19 [email protected] September 9, 2013 at 3:26 pm

No nut butter? Are you on a SunButter break? I’m eating enough for the both of us!


20 KathEats September 9, 2013 at 3:37 pm

:) Never!


21 Justeen September 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm

That’s exactly what I was thinking! I even scrolled the post again to see if I had missed it! :)


22 [email protected] September 9, 2013 at 4:18 pm

that fish looks delicious! and you made me crave sweet potato fries. i haven’t made them in so long, but i’m ready for some soon!


23 Katherine September 9, 2013 at 4:38 pm
24 Amy W September 9, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Hi Kath,

Love the pics in this post. I am channeling you today and making lots of dishes that you guys eat on a regular basis…hoping to make them last all week long bc this is the only night all week that we will be home in time to make dinner…Ahhh!

How do you make your sweet potatoe fries?
Many, many, many thanks!!!


25 KathEats September 9, 2013 at 5:52 pm

I coat in olive oil, cinnamon and cayenne plus salt and then bake on a cooling rack at 400* for about 45 minutes to an hour.


26 Carrie D. September 9, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Where can I get those CUTE seersucker napkins?? I need them in my life! Thanks :)


27 KathEats September 9, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Dot + Army on Etsy. She did my sister’s wedding napkins and sent me a set of seersucker as a thank you for blogging about them. I’m doing a giveaway next week!


28 Carrie D. September 10, 2013 at 7:24 am

Yay! Can’t wait! Thanks for the info! (I live in SC and can’t possibly have enough seersucker in my life.)


29 Tiffany September 9, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Kath, there is something missing in this post….where’s the nut butter?! 😉

You’ve got me hooked on sunflower butter!


30 theresa September 9, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I am taking a class in nutrition taught by a dietitian (I am in NP school). She states that artificial sweetners do not increase cancer risk, and are very safe in moderation. What are your thoughts on this? I would love your input and any good articles you have read.


31 KathEats September 9, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I agree with her statement that they are thought to be safe in moderation by the FDA. I drink a diet soda from time to time. But I don’t think it’s wise to consume something daily that is artificial. There is so much we don’t know about nutrition, science and the body, and it’s safer to eat real food.


32 theresa September 9, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Thanks, Kath. That’s how I view things, too. I would just love to pick your brain.

You should do a post on your view of taking vitamins and which are more bioavailable. I really enjoy your blog:)


33 brittany September 9, 2013 at 9:45 pm

haha did you just quote lady gaga???…..nnniiiccceeeee.


34 Sarah September 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

I love your blog, Kath! I’m climbing back on the Real Food wagon; your blog is such an encouragement and inspiration:-).


35 Erika @ fortheloveofpeanutbutter September 9, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I tried a slice of the cinnamon raisin walnut bread today at Great Harvest while I was picking up a loaf of cinnamon chip for some peach French toast :) ’twas tasty!


36 Jazial - Foxy Fresh September 10, 2013 at 12:38 am

Oh my god that cinnamon raisin walnut toast looks incredible. I want some! Great pics.


37 Emily - It Comes Naturally Blog September 10, 2013 at 5:14 am

Hi Kath.
Just discovered your amazing blog! Loving the recipes and looking forward to recreating some of your recipes!
Emily xx


38 KathEats September 10, 2013 at 5:41 am



39 Livi September 10, 2013 at 9:30 am

yummmmmmm that cinna raisin toast- mm! and those pancakes..I’m feeling inspired for some breakfasts!


40 Sloane Pitman September 10, 2013 at 11:55 pm

I miss pimento cheese!! My grandma makes the BEST, and adding homegrown tomatoes to a sandwich with that stuff? Killer. I’m convinced no on in Utah even knows what a pimento is. Love all your eats! They are delicious as usual :)


41 Hannah @ Sprints & Scones September 11, 2013 at 5:48 am

Thanks to your photos. I think we now have matching breakfasts! I’m in an egg phase right now too!


42 Ashley September 14, 2013 at 3:16 pm

All of your meals look so awesome! How do you stay so skinny eating carbs, though? Do you work out a lot to burn them off?


43 Irla September 14, 2013 at 8:48 pm

I love Mazen’s lime green bib. I need one of those. What brand is it?


44 KathEats September 15, 2013 at 9:05 am



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