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September 16, 2013

Ahoy there! Last week felt short because my parents were here through Monday. I also got way too used to leaving my big camera at home, so I’ll do better next week : ) Here’s what I’ve been eating…

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Cinnamon Raisin Walnut toast with egg, banana, peach and blackberries

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Egg, toasted Apple Cobbler Swirl (!!! New bread at Great Harvest !!!), nectarine and Cotton Candy grapes. I thought the grapes were really nice green grapes, but they didn’t really taste like cotton candy to me.

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Pancakes! Great Harvest mix with raspberries and banana slices

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Hi there giant can of pumpkin!!!

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Matt brewed a pumpkin beer and left me several pounds to consume. We made pumpkin meatloaf (see below) and the doughiest pumpkin pancakes ever!

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Crispy on the outside and oh-so-doughy on the inside. Just how I <3 them

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The next day I made pumpkin yogurt with oats, blackberries, banana and sunbutter. More than its taste, what I love most about pumpkin is how filling it is.

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And finally…leftover pancakes. In our toasted oven they are 90% as good as the day they were made. With a drizzle of thick maple syrup and fruit on the side.

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This was a strange but good salad. Spinach with leftover chicken and lima beans, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. A Spinach Feta roll on the side.

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One day I met Matt for lunch at Whole Foods. Family outing. Mazen loved his hot bar treats.

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This salad featured spinach, tomatoes, smoked salmon, mustard, herby cheese and half of a Virginia hamburger bun. 

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And here’s the lunch I had with my parents – at Whiskey Jar! Local green salad with delicious croutons, tomatoes, cuc and catfish on top. Plus a side of their amazing single pan of cornbread.

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Matt and I developed a pumpkin meatloaf with a pumpkin barbecue sauce that I can’t wait to share with you later this week!

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Later in the week we had more for leftovers with herby rice and salad

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Karen joined us for dinner and brought over a recipe for a Thai tofu dish.

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It featured noodles (supposed to be rice but we used fresh pasta) with carrots, spinach, egg, lime, garlic, a brown sugar-soy sauce and peanuts and cilantro for garnish.

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Here is our weekly Mexican night! Fresh October beans we cooked from Pot Luck Farm with corn, tomatoes, bacon, cheese, and lots of avocado-yogamole.

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It’s almost fall y’all!

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1 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs September 16, 2013 at 9:17 am

Ooooh the Apple Cobbler Swirl bread looks / sounds amazing!
Looks like some good eats last week!

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2 Paige @ Your Trainer Paige September 16, 2013 at 9:22 am

Holy big can of pumpkin!! Pumpkin meatloaf definitely sounds interesting. I think I’d go for it! :)

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3 Amy @ The Little Honey Bee September 16, 2013 at 9:24 am

My favorite post of the week :) so many wonderful ideas! Pretty please share the pumpkin pancake recipe?

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4 Lindsey the chocolate cake vegan September 16, 2013 at 11:27 am

Girl, I’ve been reading your blog for years and I have to thank you for introducing me to the love of my life: pumpkin. Sure, I’ve always loved pumpkin pie, but then you taught me about pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin pancakes and now pumpkin meatloaf! Although I’m vegan and won’t be enjoying that last one (maybe I can work something out with seitan or tofu) you’ve proven once again that with a little creativity, pumpkin can take over the (culinary) world! Muhahahaha

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5 Robyn September 16, 2013 at 12:10 pm

I agree, I’d LOVE to try making the pumpkin pancakes – sounds absolutely perfect! Would you mind sharing the recipe?

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6 KathEats September 16, 2013 at 2:33 pm

They are from the Great Harvest pancake mix, which we do sell online if you’re interested or have a GH near you

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7 Emily - It Comes Naturally Blog September 16, 2013 at 9:25 am

Wow! Can’t wait for that pumpkin meatloaf and bbq sauce recipe – I have a can of pumpkin open in the fridge!

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8 Jackie September 16, 2013 at 9:26 am

Happy almost fall! I can’t wait for pumpkin everything!

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9 Lynn @ the actor's diet September 16, 2013 at 9:47 am

Pumpkin pancakes please

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10 Sally September 16, 2013 at 10:04 am

You always make the best creations with canned pumpkin! Would you considering doing a post detailing the various dishes you making using pumpkin? :)

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11 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats September 16, 2013 at 10:26 am

I love these posts because they always give me good meal ideas!

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12 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries September 16, 2013 at 10:45 am

Oooo I definitely need to buy some pumpkin! I’m still having a hard time believing that it’s almost fall already!

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13 Samantha @ aussi belle September 16, 2013 at 10:47 am

Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin! I still think it’s too early to be eating it, (it’s a seasonal thing, y’know?) but I can’t wait until it cools down around here to get my first can! The pumpkin oats look delicious. I’m very much looking forward to the pumpkin BBQ sauce.

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14 Megan September 16, 2013 at 10:59 am

Cotton Candy grapes???!!! Is this a Whole Foods find? Mazen is getting so big!!

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15 Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food September 16, 2013 at 11:01 am

I’m always drooling over the good bread you get! I love the pumpkin pancakes, I definitely need to make some of those soon!

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16 Jenny September 16, 2013 at 11:03 am

Corpus Christ, TX NEEDS a Great Harvest.. your breads look delicious!

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17 Angelica September 16, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Corpus has panaderias!! Mmmmm! Speaking of which, Kath, what makes that meal Mexican? I’m a little insulted. However, I’m also interested in your pumpkin recipes. :)

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18 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac September 16, 2013 at 11:11 am

Intrigued about the pumpkin bbq sauce!! I’ve never heard of cotton candy grapes! Would have been interesting if they’d tasted like cotton candy!

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19 Lisa @bitesforbabies September 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm

That pumpkin meatloaf sounds interesting! I’m ALL about the pumpkin right now!! I just made buttery sage pumpkin polenta for my 9 month old and my 2 1/2 year old and they went to town on it (as did I!) ;-)

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20 Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe September 16, 2013 at 12:39 pm

That is the biggest can of pumpkin that I’ve ever seen! You’ve certainly got me wanting to bake with pumpkin, especially after seeing those pancakes – yum!

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21 SS September 16, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Where is that canned pumpkin from? TJs doesn’t carry any yet!

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22 KathEats September 16, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Via Great Harvest : )

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23 Livi September 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm

avocado yoga-mole….i must have it!!!!

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24 Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run September 16, 2013 at 1:02 pm

that is one BIG can of pumpCAN.

i can’t wait to start making all things pumpkin – waffles, muffins, etc.

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25 Lauren Paradis September 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm

What a healthy weekend! Everything looks SO GOOD! My weekend was def not as healthy! :/

Oh well.. I guess that is what weekends are for. :-D

Enjoy your week! <3

LP <3

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26 Jen and Emily September 16, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Oh my gosh! Pumpkin meatloaf… I’ve never thought of doing something like that before… or even adding pumpkin to my meat in general! One time we had pumpkin ravioli with meatballs and it was amazing… I’m guessing it’s the same taste-ish?

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27 Marissa@ohhhsolovely September 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm

so very glad to see the return of pumpkin! can’t wait for the pumpkin meatloaf recipe!!

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28 Ashlee@HisnHers September 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I have been loving Thai lately. That sounds a lot like Pad Thai..I’d love to have the recipe if you have it!

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29 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 16, 2013 at 1:44 pm

What recipe did you use for the pumpkin pancakes? They sound delicious!

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30 KathEats September 16, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Great Harvest mix with 1/3 cup pumpkin mixed in with

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31 Charlotte September 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm

is there any GF substitution or similar recipe for those of us without access to the GH mix?

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32 KathEats September 17, 2013 at 5:51 am

you could find a gluten free pancake mix and then just mix about a third of a cup of pumpkin into your batter

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33 Kori September 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I cannot wait to try the pumpkin meatloaf with pumpkin barbecue sauce! Pumpkin. Everything. It’s the only way to experience autumn. ;-)

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34 char eats greens September 16, 2013 at 2:59 pm

I’m ready to bring on the pumpkin. Pumpkin pancakes sound exactly what I want next week!!! Especially if I got a giant can like you guys did!

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35 Meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles September 16, 2013 at 3:31 pm

How funny that I just added pumpkin to our roasted veggie mix for dinner seasoned with barbeque sauce- delicious combo!

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36 Emily @ Life on Food September 16, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Holy pumpkin! Where do you get a can that big?

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37 Lisa C. September 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I’m loving all the Fall produce right now! Today I had the best concord grapes. We also are all stocked up on local peaches and apples (picked ourselves). So delicious!

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38 Maggie September 16, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Ahhh can’t wait to try the new GH bread I hope it’s at the farmer’s market! Sounds delicious. And super excited about the meatloaf recipe :)

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39 Kat @ Kat's Health Corner September 16, 2013 at 9:00 pm

I think I’m way too excited for this pumpkin meatloaf recipe! Definitely going to try it right away!

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40 Charlotte September 16, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Ah all that fresh food looks amazing. Could you PLEASE post the recipe for the pumpkin pancakes? What makes them so dough-y? I would be so grateful if you would share the recipe or link to it if you got it from somewhere! :)

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41 Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties September 17, 2013 at 5:44 am

Apple cobbler swirl bread?! that sounds so good!

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42 Alex @ Kenzie Life September 17, 2013 at 8:12 am

That Apple Cobbler Swirl bread looks fantastic! Do you and Matt invent these flavors yourselves?

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43 Jeri September 17, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I finally tried overnight oats. OMG! What was I missing? I pinned your different recipes fromMarch 2012. I though it would be mushy, but they aren’t. Now I can make pumpkin pancakes too!

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44 KathEats September 17, 2013 at 12:08 pm

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45 Anna @ Fitness à la Anna September 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I have to admit, I am not a huge fan of pumpkin oats…I tried them last year, and could barely even finish it. Maybe I used too much? I will have to try it out again this year ;)

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46 Ana September 18, 2013 at 8:05 am

I love pumpkin!! I always make kodiak cakes with pumpkin added to it, add a few chocolate chips and it makes the best pancakes ever, my son loves it!
Can’t wait for the pumpkin meatloaf recipe, it looks great and I am sure we will love it at our house too!
Ana

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47 Allison @ Happy, Healthy, and Full of Heart September 23, 2013 at 7:31 am

Hi Kath! Just wondering if you dress your lunch or side salads and what you use?
Thanks!

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48 KathEats September 23, 2013 at 10:14 am

99% of the time I use a drizzle of olive oil and a drizzle of honey

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