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August 8, 2014

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What’s been on the menu? Tons of fresh summer produce!!

Breakfasts

This bowl is a parfait of yogurt, peaches, blackberries, granola and crumbly fresh ground almond butter. I’ve gotten lots of questions about this bowl over the years – it’s a Weck jar, actually!

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I had more peaches on day 2 – this time alongside some scrambled eggs and the last red, white and blue swirl of the summer!

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Mazen loooves pancakes, so we have them as often as I have the energy to make. Topped with Wild Friends sunflower butter, peach and a little leftover banana.

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More swirl bread with eggs and more peach! I had so many peaches this week.

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And finally, some classic whipped banana oats with summer blueberries, melty jam and good old peanut butter on top! If I put blueberries in Mazen’s oatmeal he screams bloody murder, so I can’t add mine until after the oats are in the bowl.

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Lunches

On the lunch front I dined with friends several times!

Here Monday’s lunch with leftover sweet potato fries, tomatoes from the garden, avocado and chicken sausage.

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On Tuesday I met up with Baking Me Krazy Karen and her sweet daughter visiting from Canada!

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We had lunch at the Whiskey Jar where I ate this wonderful blackened catfish salad and shared cornbread with Mazen.

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Next up a smoothie – with kale and yogurt and things – probably more peach

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Alongside an egg sandwich with PB & J on a Dakota bun from the bakery 

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Thursday: Leftover noodles over a salad with a few fresh tomatoes and leftover chicken sausage that Mazen wouldn’t touch

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On Friday I met up with sisters Candace and Cara who were visiting Cville from Ohio!

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I had a pimento cheese + tofu salad at Great Harvest

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And the last date with blog friends from last weekend at Eppie’s!! Shared this plate with Mazen and still only got through about half.

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Dinners

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Fun at book club!! We had everything from fresh fruit to baked fruit in cobbler form to garden-fresh tomatoes and salads and Thai noodles. A yummy evening discussing Oryx and Crake, which I liked but didn’t love.

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Matt decided to try grilling some kale from our garden that turned into this dinner. The panko tofu is Caitlin’s recipe and it was amazing!!!! Sweet potato fries round out the meal. The kale was like eating kale chips off the stem. Kind of messy, so we ate outside. I can’t wait to make that tofu again!

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Here’s some Chicken + Bean Bake from our party night. I think this was actually a Sunday night dinner. Served with cheddar garlic bread and tomatoes.

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Next up we had BBQ baked tofu plus sweet potato and eggplant fries! I prepped this whole dinner before my friend Sarah came to babysit for us in the afternoon. She put it in the oven at 5 and we ate together when I got home. Those eggplant fries were soooo good!

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And finally, a lentil, potato, okra and more kitchen sink soup. I was cleaning out the veggies it the fridge! There were some fresh lima beans in there too. Topped with cheddar and yogurt.

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Hope y’all are enjoying the dog days of summer!

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1 Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out August 8, 2014 at 6:45 am

I love pimento cheese on a salad!!

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2 Angelica August 8, 2014 at 6:53 am

Those sisters visiting from OH: I love their outfits head to toe!

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3 Leah (goodnight cheese) August 8, 2014 at 8:58 am

Haha I was about to say that! I also like the guy photo-bombing in the background.

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4 Sarah August 8, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Ha! I didn’t notice him… awesome beard!

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5 Victoria August 8, 2014 at 7:55 am

Does egg work well with pb+j? Was planning on having an egg sandwich later, inspired to turn it up a notch now but can’t imagine how it would taste…

Lovely blog by the way, I’m a long time follower but first time commenter! x

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6 KathEats August 8, 2014 at 10:15 am

I love the combo!

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7 Victoria August 8, 2014 at 3:43 pm

I now do too!

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8 Kate August 8, 2014 at 8:18 am

Man, these eats are making me realize how much I am going to miss summertime!

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9 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh August 8, 2014 at 8:25 am

Must try this pimento cheese you speak of. It looks SOOO good!

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10 Katie August 8, 2014 at 8:43 am

Looks like a lot of beautiful summer produce! Where in Canada is Karen from Baking Me Krazy from? I’m from Vancouver & have family all over the country – I googled for a Baking Me Krazy website but got nothing. It’s always nice to be introduced to new blogs of fellow Canadian bakers!

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11 Karen August 8, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Hi Katie!
I am in the process of building my blog! I’m on instagram though:)

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12 Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties August 8, 2014 at 8:44 am

YUMMMM. love all the peaches in your meals! I had a bag of nectarines a few weeks ago and I’m pretty sure I finished all 8 of them in like 2.5 days. SO GOOD.

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13 Hannah @ eat, drink, and save money August 8, 2014 at 11:23 am

I love getting new inspirations from your meals! I especially love that you are so good at utilizing your leftovers.

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14 Jennifer August 8, 2014 at 11:31 am

I have a question about the chicken bake. I noticed this in this post and the post about your olive oil party. It doesn’t look like the chicken is cooked. Is that a filter on the photo or a particularly dark piece of dark meat?

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15 KathEats August 8, 2014 at 2:34 pm

It’s the kind of boneless thighs I used. I would not recommend them! They are dark meat and don’t look great. We always use a meat thermometer to test doneness, so that was not the problem. I would recommend skin ON chicken for this recipe.

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16 Laura @ SheEatsWell August 8, 2014 at 11:38 am

That swirl bread looks SO good. I love these posts!!!

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17 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 8, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Mmmmm…LOVING all of the fresh summer produce! I get so excited when friends/family bring me bags of fresh produce from their gardens that I can cook with all week. :)

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18 Pat August 8, 2014 at 12:06 pm

When I make pancakes i save the extras and then toast them for another breakfast (or a snack). They only keep a day or so, though you could freeze them. Much healthier than the frozen ones from the grocery. :)

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19 Shel@PeachyPalate August 8, 2014 at 12:29 pm

A tofu filled week! LOVE lacinato kale, so hard to get here but just scored two big bunches on the way home in work! Wahey! :)

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20 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves August 8, 2014 at 12:46 pm

We’re all about peaches here too! And that baked tofu looks amazing.

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21 Ellen August 8, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Love all the peaches! We are doing the same. It’s almost hard to eat them all so I turned a few into jam

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22 carrie August 8, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I just tried the cville cluster granola from my Quarterly box. It is amazing!!! I have been eating it by the handful straight from the bag. Easily one of the best granolas I have ever had!

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23 KathEats August 8, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Yay!! So glad for the feedback. I find it that addicting as well so I can’t bring home bags of it anymore : ) Just special treats every now and then!

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24 Spice Chicken August 8, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Eggplant fries??? More info, please! Thanks, Kath.

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25 KathEats August 9, 2014 at 6:09 am

Made them just like sweet potato fries and they were great!

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26 Karen August 8, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Thans for a great afternoon Kath! Lauren and I really enjoyed it. That cornbread was delish… and Lauren snacked on her mac n cheese all afternoon long!

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27 Alicia August 8, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Have you ever made banana pancakes? One banana to two eggs. That’s it! We add a tsp of soda and dash of cinnamon, and sometimes peanut butter. They are so good and easy.

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28 KathEats August 9, 2014 at 6:08 am

No but they sound so good!

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29 Marie @ My Personal Finance Journey August 9, 2014 at 5:29 am

I love all your healthy delicious foods Kath! I hope I can prepare like yours too, I should start to prepare fresh fruits.

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30 Candace August 9, 2014 at 10:20 am

Everything looks delicious! We enjoyed our lunch at Great Harvest (and the super amazing pimento cheese). Thanks for spending some time with us and sharing your beautiful city!

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31 Jen August 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Hi Candace, I love the shoes you and your sister have on! Would you mind sharing the brand?

Thanks!

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32 Candace August 10, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Thanks Jen! They are Merrell sandals. We both bought ours on Amazon and absolutely love them. They are a bit more pricey then your average sandal but they are so comfortable and last forever :)

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33 Caroline August 9, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Yummy, everything looks so good in this post!

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34 Brittany August 9, 2014 at 3:09 pm

I am hooked on local peaches right now too. Can’t get enough — especially donut peaches!

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35 Amanda Cowan August 10, 2014 at 5:26 pm

My 4 year old loves to help with our oatmeal. She only eats about a 1/4 cup of it, but it’s a start. Anyway, we have the same mix-in problem. She’s okay with everything else I add, but only let’s me do banana for fruit. Anything else has to be added like you said, in the bowl. However, she’s slowly getting more brave with her “toppings” as long as she can add them herself. Considering that she is only one of three girls who will eat the oatmeal, I’ll do it her way. Lol.

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36 KathEats August 10, 2014 at 8:49 pm

I put peach in today because we were out of banana and he likes peach (half of the time) and the oats were rejected! I blended them into a smoothie and had success that way. Crazy kids!

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37 Samara Barnard August 11, 2014 at 5:03 am

On menu we have tons of freshness and health :) I am craving for a perfect day from weeks now and I think I have to plan it on my own. I am so much in love with pimento cheese and tofu salad, I wish to have it right now. Thanks for sharing this healthy delight, loved it.

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38 Jedha @ Good Food Eating August 12, 2014 at 5:30 am

Hi there Kath, I just discovered your blog and this post really drew me in. I got taken on a very visual journey through your food pics. I could just imagine myself sharing the tofu, sweet potato and eggplant fries with you and kicking back for a chat, very inviting :)

And the bookclub spread looked delicious too.

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39 KathEats August 12, 2014 at 7:02 am

Welcome!

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