February 18, 2013

Fun fun week coming to an end!


Blended buckwheat porridge!! [Post coming this week]


French toast on Cville Crunch bread


Baked oatmeal with bananas, coconut and coffee


More French toast. More coffee!


Valentine’s overnight oats made with coach’s oats, buckwheat, banana, chia, yogurt/milk, and Wild Squirrel drippy nut butter!


Hot oats with granola + Wild Squirrel



Salad with hummus, maple sesame almonds, hummus, veggies, avocado, toast


Love these sardines –


I chopped them up over a salad with almonds on top


Served with citrus and toast


Lunch at Great Harvest!! Curried tuna


Baby playing


And a wonderful time meeting Sarah – my second Australian reader to come by Cville + Great Harvest before making her way back down under


{Sarah now has me hooked on this gingerbread granola!}

Grapefruit salad surprise with beans + cheese [cranberry beans made from dried]


Avocado + bean wrap with salad


Salad with bleu cheese and avocado with Greek yogurt, granola and blueberry jam



A visit to Champion with the boys!


Crockpot vegetable soup with toast. For this soup, I put 3 cups of beans plus all the fresh (and some frozen) veggies in our house in about 6 cups of veggie broth along with teaspoons of dried rosemary and thyme plus Garlic Gold nuggets and red pepper flakes. 6 hours on low = very simple and healthy vegetable soup!


Nachoes for two!! More of those beans (I made a huuuuge pot!) layered on top of chips with tomatoes, peppers, grated cheese and a sauce made of nutritional yeast, Southwestern spices, salt and milk.


No need for additional plates – just scoop and eat!


Matt had a guy’s night, so I had a girl’s night in with WF hot bar and a local Nugget’s Raw kombucha!


Favorite meal of the week: Shrimp + Grits on Fat Tuesday!


These “grits” were actually made from millet – and were pimento cheese flavored!


To about 2 cups of cooked millet, we added about 4 ounces grated cheddar, 1 jar of pimentos, 1/4 cup 2% milk and let that all cook together. The result was heavenly!

Served with Cajun sautéed shrimp (just shrimp in Cajun spice seared in a hot pan) and sautéed Swiss chard.


Was a delicious week of holidays!

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1 Jeri February 18, 2013 at 9:02 am

1 word…. YUM!!!


2 Sara@fitcupcaker February 18, 2013 at 9:04 am

Wow to all this food. I’ll prob make french toast with ezekial toast tomorrow yum!! And I’ve never made shrimp n grits but I want to now!


3 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries February 18, 2013 at 9:31 am

Looks like an absolutely delicious week of eats! Somehow that doesn’t surprise me coming from you. 😉 I loooove that photo of you and Mazen all bundled up! Too cute!


4 Kristen @ Change of Pace February 18, 2013 at 9:33 am

So many good eats! I’m loving these lately posts :)


5 Tiffany February 18, 2013 at 9:33 am

Maze looks like a tiny kangaroo all wrapped up in your sweater! Absolutely adorable :)


6 Lindsey @ Pas de Deux February 18, 2013 at 9:34 am

That Gingerbread granola is SOO good – I went through one bag so quickly, I decided maybe it would be better not to buy any more…

I love the creativity of your shrimp and grits dish–looks delicious!


7 Peggy February 18, 2013 at 9:37 am

Definitely gonna have to try those pimento grits!


8 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh February 18, 2013 at 9:46 am

Looks like someone took a trip to YUMVILLE last week! Now I’m seriously craving french toast!


9 Carly @ Snack Therapy February 18, 2013 at 10:05 am

Come be my personal chef ;)?


10 Ali @ Peaches and Football February 18, 2013 at 10:10 am

Wow – that’s terrific looking food! I love the chocolate heart swirl in your heart breakfast bowl and I’m crazy for those nachos!!!!

My mother is crazy about buckwheat and at least twice a week she’s making buttermilk banana blueberry buckwheat pancakes.

We have a Great Harvest in town!! I never knew that but a friend gave me a coupon and now I know I need to get over there and try some of the bread out. Yours always looks ridiculously wonderful.


11 Stephanie @cookinfanatic February 18, 2013 at 10:11 am

Pimento cheese in grits. This is just genius. Love!


12 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats February 18, 2013 at 10:17 am

You are seriously making me want to go out and buy some avocados right now! I haven’t gotten them in weeks and I need to change that now! And that’s so cool that you had a reader from Australia come visit! I’d loooove to go to Australia, a friend of mine went in high school and had a great experience.


13 Jola February 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

Look at the arms of the girls playing with Mazen. They’re all the same. :)
Sound like a fun time! By the way: Where did you get the heart bowl? It’s so cute!


14 KathEats February 18, 2013 at 11:23 am

It was a gift, but I bet from target


15 Lynn @ the actor's diet February 18, 2013 at 10:40 am

Those grits sound like heaven. And I would be eating gingerbread granola all year long too.


16 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance February 18, 2013 at 10:47 am

LOVE that you used millet for your grits! I absolutely have to try that 😀


17 Kayley Ray February 18, 2013 at 11:00 am

Such delicious looking meals! Question…where do you purchase those sardines? Thanks!


18 KathEats February 18, 2013 at 11:17 am

Found em at whole foods


19 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 18, 2013 at 11:01 am

You had one amazingly delicious week! YUM!


20 Emily February 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

Kath, I forgot to put this in my survey comments, but I would love to see a post on your and Matt’s perspective on owning a business/franchise. What made you pick great harvest, the challenges and successes so far, how you chose GH over starting a non-franchised bakery, how you pick the menu items, and what sorts of advice you would give other young couples thinking of starting similar endeavors. Looking forward to hopefully hearing about it!


21 KathEats February 18, 2013 at 11:32 am

We were just discussing this as a possible post last night


22 meghan February 18, 2013 at 11:39 am

I second this- would be super-interested!


23 Morgan February 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm

I third this 😉


24 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 18, 2013 at 11:30 am

All looking very tasty! I need to bring sardines back into my life. I could eat salmon until I turn into one, but you’re the one who got me to try sardines in the first place and I’ve got a few recipe ideas up my sleeve. Thanks for the reminder Kath! :)


25 Kaci February 18, 2013 at 11:39 am

With a post on food for the week, I thought I’d see if there are any Austin or San Antonio, TX readers out there with restaurant suggestions. I’m heading there on an upcoming trip and looking for fun places to try!


26 steph February 19, 2013 at 7:50 pm

In San Antonio, stay away from Riverwalk food. It’s overpriced and overrated – typical tourist trap. That said, Acenar is pretty good. Off the Riverwalk: Rosarios, Paloma Blanca.

Austin, I have far too many to list. Blue Dahlia Cafe, Manuel’s, Habana, the original Salt Lick.


27 Jess. February 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Yum! Those nachos & the shrimp & grits both look amazing!


28 Marianne February 18, 2013 at 12:59 pm

…with the shrimp and grits…was 1/4 cup milk the total liquid or did you add the milk in addition to water.


29 KathEats February 18, 2013 at 1:07 pm

That was added to the already cooked millet


30 Lisa @bitesforbabies February 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I’m not a huge fab of grits…it’s a consistency thing! 😉 However, “millet” grits sound very tempting!! Btw, LOVE the picture with the heart bowl!!! So festive!


31 Morgan February 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm

I am dying over those shrimp and grits! Pimento flavored?!? Yes, please!


32 Shel@PeachyPalate February 18, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Lots of amazing looking French toast and equally divine salads!


33 Amanda Cowan February 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Do you keep your Wild Squirrel in the fridge or cupboard? I had 3 jars of it but found that I had to stick it in the microwave in order to use it when kept in the fridge.. not super convenient. :( Though I guess now that I’m through the 3 jars I am making my own, so I wouldn’t buy again now.. but I am just curious because it looks so good on your oatmeal!


34 KathEats February 18, 2013 at 3:41 pm

I keep it on the countertop!


35 Michelle February 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I’d love to see a post about Nutritional Yeast. I’ve heard a lot of people using it lately, but I have no idea what it is or how its supposed to be used.


36 eliza February 18, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Same sentiment about the yeast.
And what are cranberry beans??! So intrigued.


37 KathEats February 18, 2013 at 5:36 pm

They were these pretty dried beans I got at whole foods in the bulk bins. Sadly they lost their cow pattern when I cooked them.


38 Jill February 18, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Okay-let’s cut right to the important stuff…Sarah–where did you buy those cute boots!!??? :)


39 Sandra February 18, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Ha ha, I was checking those out as well!


40 Sarah February 23, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Hello! Sorry for the delayed reply – I bought the boots online from Macy’s. They are The North Face, the style is called Camryn. They’re really comfy :-)


41 Tina February 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Great pictures and eats as always! The beans in the pictures- were all of them the Cranberry beans? Just curious how you cooked them. The avocado and bean wrap has my mouth watering….must make that!



42 KathEats February 18, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Yup. I soaked them overnight and then boiled/simmered for about an hour


43 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) February 18, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Sardines in maple syrup?? I have GOT to find this. 😀


44 KathEats February 18, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Whole foods! Smokey too


45 Alyssa February 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Your eats are always so delicious :-)


46 Pam February 18, 2013 at 9:43 pm

I so love that little hat on Mazen, too cute for words!!


47 a farmer in the dell February 18, 2013 at 10:21 pm

loving all of your delicious eats!


48 Diana @ Eating Made Easy February 18, 2013 at 11:06 pm

The soup looks delish, I’m on a homemade soup kick lately. Making veggie chowder this week!


49 Jacquelynn February 18, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Which stroller is that? Do you like it? We are trying to decide on a stroller to get…

You have such great pictures! And thanks again for introducing me to my new TJ’s Sunflower Butter addiction! :)


50 KathEats February 19, 2013 at 10:11 am

We have the BOB Revolution CE and absolutely love it. It’s wonderful for active walkers (not so great if you have to drive everywhere because it’s big) but since I walk pretty much every day with it, I love it 10000 times.


51 Jacquelynn February 19, 2013 at 10:44 am

That was actually one of my top two… I am glad you have it and like it. I walk a TON, so thank you for your input! :)


52 Meg February 18, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Could you give us some more details about the nutritional yeast sauce for the nachos? I make my own nachos frequently & would love to add something new. Thanks!


53 KathEats February 19, 2013 at 10:10 am

Sure, here is a post I wrote with a recipe inside. I usually just mix it with milk + spices :)


54 Jill Hughes February 19, 2013 at 6:36 am

You lucky thing with two Aussie friends now!


55 KathEats February 19, 2013 at 8:53 am

I know! I told them about you guys too. Both living here, swinging by cville and heading home!


56 Sara @ sarasmiles February 19, 2013 at 7:50 am

You just gave me some great meal ideas-thanks!

Oh, and that curried tuna salad sandwich from your bakery? My favorite. I know what I’m getting for lunch when I come to Cville next week!


57 KathEats February 19, 2013 at 8:52 am

A vacation visit?


58 Emanuelle February 19, 2013 at 9:22 am

all looks delicious!!


59 RunEatRepeat February 19, 2013 at 10:05 am

Love everything about the Valentine’s Day breakfast!


60 Ashley February 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm

The C’ville bread looks so yummy! I wish we had one of those bakery’s here! I’m definitely gonna try the Buckwheat porridge for sure though! :)


61 Zima February 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Is Brewer’s Yeast same as Nutritional Yeast?


62 KathEats February 19, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I knew the answer was no but wasn’t sure why. This site does a good job explaining:


63 Liz @ I Heart Vegetables February 19, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Your meals look yummy as always, Kath! I need to try that wild squirrel nut butter!


64 Maria Tadic February 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Your breakfasts are my favorite! I love all the grains you use. I definitely need to try some of them!


65 Spice Chicken February 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Kath, I would love to see a post or series on work/life balance. Have you addressed this before? There are so many aspects and angles, from the specific issues women face to topics related to “nontraditional” jobs and working from home, plus time management and juggling family and career. Please share your thoughts and insights!


66 KathEats February 19, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Thanks for the suggestion!


67 Mallory @ ifgravityhappens February 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Yum! All looks fabulous! Esp the nachos for 2 :)


68 robin February 19, 2013 at 5:51 pm

that baby boy is soooo cute !! Found out we get a grandson in July, cant wait:)


69 KathEats February 19, 2013 at 7:33 pm

ooo fun!


70 Claire February 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I can’t help but awe at all of your food pictures. They look so pretty and tasty, haha. I’m coming to Charlottesville for the half marathon on April 6th. Are there any places I absolutely have to visit/dine at while I’m in town? I’m already dead set on going to Arch’s!


71 KathEats February 19, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Zocalo and commonwealth are my favorite restaurants. Shenandoah How’s Coffee. Splendora’s Gelato. SweetHaus cupcakes. Beer Run! Sadly I’ll be gone that weekend : (


72 Claire February 19, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Awesome, thanks so much for the suggestions! Too bad! I’ll still make a visit to Great Harvest! 😀


73 Miwa @ Motion For Peace February 19, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Your maple sesame almond recipe looks delish! Can’t wait to try it!


74 Jodie February 19, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Do you know if Sarah only get the gingerbread granola in the US or is it available in Australia? Just the thought sounds really yummy.


75 KathEats February 20, 2013 at 8:03 am

I think it’s USA only: ( she stocked up


76 Jodie February 22, 2013 at 12:09 am

Unfortunately we don’t have the fabulous whole foods & stores alike here in Australia like u have in the US. I am often so envious of your foods, hopefully stores like these open up here soon as we r now starting to see a flow of us chains opening in Sydney! (ie Potterybarn…how exciting)!


77 Sarah February 23, 2013 at 7:40 pm

I agree with you 100% Jodie! I’ve been living in the US and one of the main things I’ll miss when I return home to Perth is Whole Foods!


78 Erin February 19, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Baby in hat = cute overload!


79 Avery @ Southern Belle Living Well February 20, 2013 at 8:16 am

Mmmmm food :) I love all the coffee you got going! 😉


80 Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen February 20, 2013 at 8:49 am

So much good food! I’m from Charlottesville too and love all the great restaurants around here. I think I’ve tried the cinnamon crunch bread at the Cville 10 miler last year and it was awesome. Have a great day!


81 KathEats February 20, 2013 at 8:52 am

We were there!


82 Charlotte February 21, 2013 at 12:06 am

I cannot handle how cute Mazen looks!! I think this is the cutest photo I’ve ever seen of him. He’s really interacting with the camera. Also, the shrimp and grits look amazen.


83 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen March 1, 2013 at 8:29 am

Pimiento cheese flavored ‘grits’? Be still my stomach. I’m going to have to try that–with a side of Lactaid maybe. 😉 Since I’m headed toward eating more fish again, I think shrimp would be just the ticket. And eggs! Ooooh imagine with an EGG on it???

I’ve got to try that new local kombucha. I’m pretty sure a friend of a friend (of a friend?) is involved in it somehow…


84 Lyn, a baby boomer who loves food and gets younger every day September 15, 2013 at 1:52 pm

I’m always up for trying out some new breakfast foods and some of my favorites are sweets. I know it’s not healthy but I love them anyway. These looked just a little sweet but mostly healthy and then the lunches looked extremely healthy (which would definitely make up for my splurges over breakfast). I would love to try many of these dishes.


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