Lately.

March 9, 2013

I’m sitting here sipping my frothy coffee on Saturday morning and think, “omg, I haven’t written my Saturday post yet!” My Adaptation has been amazing for our family, and it’s allowed me so much more time to spend with them. So here I am, second cup of joe in hand, ready to share some of this week’s great meals:

Breakfasts

Whipped banana oatmeal with buckwheat stirred in (my new favorite texture combo!). More buckwheat on top with coconut and sunbutter –

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I would love to start drinking (eating?) more smoothies but I’m always in the mood for something hot this time of year. To get myself pumped up for a smoothie, I put all the ingredients in the fridge the night before so I just had to blend in the morning. The perk was less time from bed –> breakfast in the AM!

This smoothie was a mix of frozen mixed berries, frozen peaches, half a banana, 1 cup of milk and 1/2 cup Greek yogurt. Toasted Great Harvest Irish Soda Bread on the side.

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French toast!! Made from Irish Soda Bread (it wasn’t my favorite because it wasn’t dense and doughy like our whole grain breads). Topped with bananas and Wild Squirrel, which just changed to Wild FRIENDS Nut Butters!

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Lunches

Salad + leftover green beans + leftover sweet potato wedges with coconut butter + ISB + avocado + SIggi’s Strawberry!

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Smoked herring salad made with Trader Joe’s smoked herring, carrots, celery, red pepper, a touch of mayo and mustard. Served over spinach with ISB on the side – melty butter on top.

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Another salad – this time topped with leftover lentil salad I made for dinner (I really should show dinners first because I use leftovers so often!) with avocado, goat feta and Garden Of Eatin’ Sweet Potato Chips (still in love)

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Leftover quiche (see dinners) with more of the same salad and some Great Harvest Gouda and Stout bread!!

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Dinners

This one was amazing – Halibut baked with lemon and parmesan cheese with boiled red potatoes (and more parm cheese) and sauteed broccoli with the drippings from the fish (and more cheese!) on top!

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Quiche round 2. {Here is round 1!} I am going to turn this into a full recipe soon because Matt and I are obsessed with this:

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Packed with veggies and served with a salad

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Lentil Salad with Butternut Squash, Collards, Walnuts and Feta [Recipe coming this week!]

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And finally, crockpot herbed chicken with rice and Brussels sprouts. Greek yogurt on the side. [Half a recipe coming this week…]

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It was a short week because of our trip to Bald Head. I went from palm trees to SNOW – 9 inches!!

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See the branches down in the above photo? The snow was so wet and heavy that our big backyard tree had some trouble : ( There are still some dangling branches so I’m scared to walk under the tree now!

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Haven’t seen this much snow in years!! We actually closed the bakery for the day and hunkered down at home. Very thankful we never lost power as so many around us did. It’s pretty much all melted now though – the forecast this weekend says 60*!

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Mazen says hi and that he is proud to be in the 90th percentile for height and weight at his 6 month checkup! His dad’s side of the family has some tall, tall genes, so we think he might have pulled more from the Y than the X in that category (considering I’m 5’2” and doctors predicted me to be 4’11” tall when I was growing up!)

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Have a great Saturday!

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1 Lynn @ the actor's diet March 9, 2013 at 9:07 am

Palm trees to snow – kinda like parts of Cali!!!

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2 Jola March 9, 2013 at 9:34 am

Beautiful snow pictures! Hope you had a great trip :o)

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3 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 9, 2013 at 9:44 am

Lots of delicious eats, per usual! ;) Looking forward to that quiche recipe – it looks incredible!

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4 Liz @ iheartvegetables March 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

All of that snow is crazy! We got some in Richmond but not nearly that much!

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5 Lissy March 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

His orange and blue onesie makes me want to say GO GATORS! :)

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6 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner March 9, 2013 at 10:14 am

I have just developed a taste for quiche, and that one looks awesome! Veggies, cheese, and pie crust–how could one go wrong?

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7 Kelly Williams March 11, 2013 at 5:44 am

I so agree with you Chelsea with yummy veggies in line how could everything go wrong? A yummy saturday delight indeed!

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8 Lauren March 9, 2013 at 10:16 am

Ugh, no more snow!! We got a little this week here in Chicago but I’m hoping that was the last of it. Bring on smoothies and spring! :)

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9 Sara March 9, 2013 at 10:32 am

Ha ha, I find it hilarious you shut down the bakery with 9 inches. You southerners just can’t handle it! :) Come up to Minnesota and see what I drive in to get to work in the winter. ;)

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10 KathEats March 9, 2013 at 10:35 am

Well you have all the equipment and experience to drive in snow. We don’t!

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11 Sara March 9, 2013 at 10:38 am

Well, that’s true! I didn’t think of that. At least you had 9 inches; I’ve heard of some cities shutting down and schools being closed with just a couple in some places.

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12 KathEats March 9, 2013 at 10:49 am

Our schools shut down with snow in the forecast! Sometimes it doesn’t even snow for a snow day!

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13 Amanda M March 9, 2013 at 12:06 pm

As someone living in Alaska, I am confused as to all this talk about winter storms in other parts of the US. Here, that’s just Tuesday. We had 18 feet MORE than normal last year (60 feet total or something awful). Weather weeny ;)

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14 Amanda M March 9, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Wow, butchered that *30 feet total!

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15 jenna k March 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm

we’re definitely winter weenies- but come live in our humid 95-105 degree days all summer! :)
i grew up in a TN county with mountains on the east and west county lines, and some of the mountain areas were very poor with terrible roads. so our schools always closed for the tiniest dusting of snow because of bus conditions.

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16 Amanda M March 9, 2013 at 11:48 pm

I spent the first 22 years of my life in Florida, then the military sent me here. I’ve run the weather spectrum in my short life ;) When I first got here I had never seen snow – apparently that first winter was hilarious because I knew nothing. Trust me, snow and I got introduced and familiar! lol

Looking forward to moving to the PacNW soon. Weather there is somewhere in the middle. No crazy snow, no crazy heat.

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17 Catra March 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Just lots (and lots and lots) of cloud cover and drizzle. ;)

Every place has it’s challenges.

(Except maybe SoCal.)

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18 a farmer in the dell March 9, 2013 at 10:34 am

I can’t wait for the lentils and butternut squash recipe! I am so happy it’s NOT snowing here. I’m ready for spring!!!

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19 chris March 9, 2013 at 11:22 am

90th percentile!! Whoa, Caroline was only 70th at her 6 month check-up, and I thought that was big! He is so adorable Kath. ps the GH potato sourdough bread makes excellent French toast!!

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20 Renee King March 9, 2013 at 11:46 am

Wow that Quiche looks amazing, and what a versitle lunch, breakfast, or dinner dish. Which one of the squirrel butters are your favorite. I love peanut butter, and I love Chocolate. I would love something that is a little bit healthier than peanut butter. Also can you buy them at whole foods.

Love all the snow it is beautiful, what does Maze think of it. One last thing, I bought some coconut water, would that be good to use in smoothies? It is to sweet for me to drink alone.

Thanks Kath, keep up the great work. Glad doing things they way you are now is giving you more family time. They always say your priorities change when you have kids, and I have to believe that they are right.

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21 KathEats March 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm

The chocolate coconut is my fav! I’m not sure I’d put the water in smoothies because it might make them taste too….watery..?! But you could certainly give it a try! Maybe in an all-fruit one?

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22 Anne Weber-Falk March 9, 2013 at 11:48 am

Oh my goodness, look at those juicy baby thighs. I love it!

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23 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) March 9, 2013 at 11:51 am

Ugh, I am so absolutely ready for spring!!! New England has been getting too many snowstorms this year and I’m really anxious for flip flops and t-shirts (and smoothie cravings!!! :D )

(p.s. all of your meals look fabulous, but I’m especially digging the lentil salad!!!)

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24 Susan H @ The Food Allergy Chronicles March 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Oh my! I am literally salvating at all the food photos…I think I need to go and make my lunch!! Have to say…I am loving my SunButter Crunchy…my mom is picking me up a Trader Joe Sunflower Seed Butter to compare in the U.S as we do not get it here. I really want to try the SunButter Organic as it does not contain any cane juice. Have you tried it? I much prefer an all peanut, crunchy peanut butter so I do find the SunButter Crunchy a bit on the sweet side for me…but I will take what I can get in this peanut/tree nut free house I live in! :) Enjoying a beautiful sunny day here in Southern Ontario…perhaps all this snow will finally melt! :)

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25 Sarah March 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I’m so glad you are enjoying your new schedule. You all deserve it!

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26 robin March 9, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Food looks good and so do those chubby little legs:)

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27 Lisa March 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I am very much looking forward to your recipes! That quiche looks almost fake, it’s so perfect! Looks delicious.

Your little cutie sure is a chunk. He probably weighs as much as my 17 month old. He’s a peanut at just 22 lbs. ;)

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28 Carly @ Snack Therapy March 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I’m so glad your new blogging schedule has been good for your family. I’m really enjoying the new format! I’m loving those boiled potatoes with parm cheese. MMMMMM.

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29 Alex @ Raw Recovery March 9, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Glad you are getting to spend more time with your family! That’s what matters most! At least in my opinion anyway. We’re supposed to get up to 2 feet of snow here in Colorado today. With that being said, my brave friends who drive a massive GMC Acadia want to take me out to a movie….downtown….40 minutes away in GOOD weather! Hopefully I’ll survive to write about it!

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30 Annie @ eatcleaneatreal March 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm

All of the meals look awesome! I hope that the “half recipe” includes the herbed chicken…looks amazing!

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31 Jane @ Not Plain So Jane March 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Quiche is so yummy, easy & versatile. It can be served any time of day with so many different ingredients, I love it. Yours looks so colorful! Snow looks beautiful!

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32 Renee March 9, 2013 at 1:50 pm

I think I will try that one. I bet the coconut chocolate would be great in oatmeal or with a banana. Thanks

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33 Boogie March 9, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Have you ever tried queso fresco cheese? It goes great with lentils and beans and IMO could make a nice replacement for feta. It ‘s easy enough to find in Cali but not sure about accessibility around your neck of the woods.

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34 Cait March 9, 2013 at 2:23 pm

do you eat the crust on the quiche? looks good!

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35 KathEats March 9, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Of course!!

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36 Shel@PeachyPalate March 9, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Loving all the Irish Soda Bread!!! Also totally on your buckwheat groat bandwagon….you should toast them in a dry pan for a few minutes before sprinkling…even more awesome!

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37 Jess March 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Great photos, especially the herbed chicken, and the lentil salad!

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Jess

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38 Laura March 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Bring on the quiche recipe! That looks delicious :)

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39 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 9, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Can’t wait to see the lentil salad and crockpot herbed chicken recipes! Those both look amazing, as does the quiche. My mom LOVES quiche so I grew up having it all the time. I definitely miss it now that I’m gluten free!

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40 Aaryn March 9, 2013 at 6:49 pm

You can use mashed potatoes instead of a traditional quiche crust. We make potato-crust quiche often (even though we can eat gluten!).

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41 Jen March 10, 2013 at 7:38 am

You can also try it crust-less. Or make a crust with almond meal/flour.

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42 Katherine March 9, 2013 at 7:56 pm

I tried buckwheat for the 1st time recently and it was AMAZING!

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43 Spice Chicken March 9, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Great ideas as always! I’d love to see your thoughts on the new Pinterest partnership with MyPlate.gov. I can’t stop looking at the food pics/ideas, but I have trouble finding the featured recipes and that’s frustrating. This morning, though, I tried a recipe for whole wheat couscous porridge and it was great! Couscous for breakfast, who would have thought?

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44 Michele Sparrow March 10, 2013 at 12:03 am

Our oldest son, Seraphim, was off the charts when he was 6 months old! He weighed 23 pounds! I can’t remember his height now but it was off the charts, too. Considering that I am 5’3″ and 100 pounds, we knew those genes came from Dad’s side of the family. Dad is 6’2″ and his great uncle was 6’7″. Seraphim, who is now 16, is 6’3″! Fun stuff, huh! :-)

Knowing you are an RD (I’m also a certified nutrition consultant), I wondered if you try to avoid MSG. Those Garden of Eatin’ Sweet Potato chips contain Yeast Extract, which is MSG. Just thought you might want to know. I’ll put a link here if you care to read about it! If it doesn’t bother you, just go on ahead and disregard this comment! :-)

http://www.naturalnews.com/033560_yeast_extract_MSG.html

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45 KathEats March 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

That sneaky food industry! To be honest I didn’t even look at the label before buying these. I was being brand loyal in Whole Foods nonetheless. But yeah, the ingredient list isn’t the most natural. I’ll probably buy these again a time or two because they were so tasty but I don’t think they’ll be a regular purchase.

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46 Liz March 10, 2013 at 1:05 am

Snow…yuck! We generally get at least one 9″ plus storm per year where I’m at (Ohio – born here & have lived here for 30 years), but I still hate ‘em. I’d be happy to live somewhere with 5″ or less per year (vs. our 40″) ;)

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47 Pam K. March 10, 2013 at 1:32 am

Really love the new style of the site. My favorite are the lately posts. Can’t wait to see the quiche recipe. I like that you intertwine food and family in this post because they go hand in hand.

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48 Kat @ Kat's Health Corner March 10, 2013 at 3:03 am

Maze may be built like Matt, but he looks so much like you! The quiche looks divine and I’d love to give the recipe a try.

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49 Jen March 10, 2013 at 7:19 am

I wish quiche agreed with my stomach more! They always look so good but then tend to just sit in my stomach. I think the eggs and cheese combo is a little rich for my digestion.

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50 Lisa @bitesforbabies March 10, 2013 at 7:46 am

Just a question..how do you find the time to get a post together EVERY day?! I mean, I know how it feels..I have TWO little ones at home to keep up with, and I also prepare (step by step with pics,etc) recipes for my blog but I couldn’t imagine posting every day. Everyone always asks me how I find the time to make everything homemade, every day (and post about it!). I think you take the cake! You must be just as organized (or maybe more!) than me! ;-)))

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51 KathEats March 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Well I don’t post every day : ) but I do write several posts at once when I can, which is why this switch has been such a blessing. I could never write my old posts in advance and had to do them daily.

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52 Lisa @bitesforbabies March 10, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Makes sense! ;-)

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53 Kate March 10, 2013 at 8:09 am

I know you’re trying to lose weight and I fully support and admire that, but your meals look so delectable and like you guys really put genuine thought into making not only healthy meals but ones that actually taste good, too. I hope that when I’m a mom I can still make that as much as a priority and you have and I think you deserve a lot of praise for eating real foods that (look like they) taste so good!

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54 Emily @ Life on Food March 10, 2013 at 9:40 am

I am so ready for there to be no more snow this year. Funny about the smoothies. I used only have them in the summer time but this year no matter how cold it got I had one almost every morning.

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55 sharon March 10, 2013 at 11:05 am

Finally! The pic I’ve been waiting for….. the juicy thighs! I LOVE IT!

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56 Justin March 10, 2013 at 11:35 am

Wow, you definitely have some talent when it comes to cooking! I don’t think I’ve ever been as impressed with anyone’s vegan meals. It all looks delicious.

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57 KathEats March 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Justin, I’m not a vegan but I do love plants. Sorry to disappoint!

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58 Emily March 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm

That quiche looks amazing! I was planning on making a quiche for dinner this week, so I’ll definitely have to come back here and check out your recipe. I’m jealous of all your snow! I’m from Canada but living in Australia right now and miss the snow! I’m not complaining, because it’s been gorgeous weather, but I would just really like to make a snow angel right about now :)

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59 Amy @upearlywithamy.com March 10, 2013 at 6:01 pm

That quiche looks so amazing! I am definitely going to start experimenting with some recipes. Thanks for the motivation & appetite stimulent ;)

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60 Gloria March 10, 2013 at 8:39 pm

I love quiche! Yours looks wonderful, I am always looking out for new recipes :-)

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61 cyndy March 10, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Please take this as a postive, constructive comment: It would be easier to follow your meals if you did the dinner photo then the lunch that uses those leftovers rather than breakfast, lunch, then dinner. Would your ‘organized’ nature allow you to scramble them up like that?

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62 Stephanie @cookinfanatic March 11, 2013 at 6:14 am

This quiche looks fantastic, can’t wait to see the recipe!!!

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63 Leah March 11, 2013 at 6:59 am

Just saw a little blurb you wrote in Good Housekeeping. Very fun!

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64 KathEats March 11, 2013 at 7:47 am
65 Sabrina @ Living, Learning, Eating March 11, 2013 at 7:07 am

I had a few smoothies again (since summer, I mean) last week. But there’s been another snow storm and now lots of rain, so…the smoothies might have to go on hold for a few more weeks. But I can’t believe it’s already March – and already spring break this week! I’m not complaining :P
As always, your food looks delicious!

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66 Sara @ sarasmiles March 11, 2013 at 7:48 am

That quiche is gorgeous! Almost too pretty to eat.

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67 Allyson March 11, 2013 at 7:48 am

Just curious about the smoothies… When you said that you put all the ingredients in the fridge the night before, does that include all the frozen stuff? I assume they would then be unfrozen by morning, so is that ok? Since your other ingredients like milk and yogurt would already be in the fridge, I assumed you meant you moved the frozen stuff to save time in the morning, but I always heard it was good to keep the fruit frozen! I want to start eating smoothies more often (especially as summer approaches), so i’m trying to get all the basics down. :)

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68 KathEats March 11, 2013 at 8:48 am

Yes, they were thawed overnight. I didn’t want a really icy smoothie anyways (=cold) but I also didn’t really notice a difference in texture.

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69 fish store March 11, 2013 at 8:26 am

The stuff is just so amazing ..cravinf for food after seeing the pics !!

Fish Store

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70 Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite March 11, 2013 at 12:40 pm

That quiche looks perfect! Excited to see the recipe soon.

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71 Brooke March 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Absolutely LOVE your “Lately” posts :)

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