Lately: In And Out Of The New Kitchen

November 26, 2013

So glad the kitchen is complete! Not that I’m complaining about more meals out than usual Smile

Breakfasts

I kicked the week off with breakfast at the bakery. Mazen and I shared half a cinnamon pumpkin scuffin and an apple spice muffin. We also had some fresh apple and an egg Matt made for us in the microwave!

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Next up an easy-to-clean breakfast of yogurt topped with crumbled pumpkin spice muffin, banana and sunbutter. This was a muffin that they made at the bakery with cinnamon and cayenne! I thought it could have been even spicier, but it was great.

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Countertops are IN!! French toast with berries, banana, sunbutter and some coconut whipped cream that I had leftover. It had no sugar added other than a little bit of jam, so it wasn’t as desserty as it seems : )

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Next up we have an egg-butter and jelly on a yeasty Virginia roll {whole wheat version} with fruit on the side. One of my favorite breakfasts these days!

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Lunches

aka Wheatberry Salad Extravaganza!

Lunch date with Mazen! We went to Eppies and shared the vegetarian plate with sweet potato, broccoli, mac and cheese, black beans and cornbread. Feast for a king and queen!

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We held hands too

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Kicked out of the kitchen on tile day, we ate on my wheatberry salad on the porch. Matt joined us for lunch at home.

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More wheatberry salad over greens with leftover chicken, fresh Caromont goat cheese and half of an Apple Cheddar scone I picked up at the farmer’s market

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“Please don’t feed me any more” wheatberry salad!! This was a quick lunch during naptime with goat cheese on top. It sure was convenient to have this salad to munch on all week long.

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And last but not least…I promise…. wheatberry salad on salad with chips on the side.

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Dinners

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Dinner date with my boys to Citizen Burger Bar!

I drank a glass of wine, split an amazzzzing beet, goat cheese, apple and walnut salad and a grass-fed Southern burger with Matt, and chowed down on the best sweet potato fries!

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Thai take-out! Not something we do very often, but we do love curry. Red curry, veggie rolls, tofu pad Thai and dumplings. Matt did the ordering and was very hungry! It all tasted delish and he ate all the leftovers for lunch the next day.

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Night 3 we made a simple beef and vegetable soup on the stovetop. This was one of those “throw things in” recipes and included grass-fed stew beef, carrots, spinach, green beans, peas, crushed tomatoes, broth and lots of plain yogurt on top.

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An early wheatberry salad dinner topped with smoked trout and herby cheese with a half cinnamon chip roll on the side. I was headed out with my girlfriends after so ate on the early side.

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Our final night was a fun evening with friends. Foodie friends Matt and Claire brought over dinner. We were joined by Karen and Jambalaya extraordinaire Jeff.

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Matt and Claire made an amazing butternut squash lasagna with hazelnuts and cheese

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Matt and I made a salad on the side – simply dressed with a homemade Dijon, manchego cheese and sliced almonds. Karen brought some Mark West Pinot!

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And last but not least, Claire made White On Rice’s Pumpkin Spice Coffeecake that was outta this world!

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‘Twas a delicious first meal in the new kitchen!

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1 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh November 26, 2013 at 10:37 am

You remind me I need to eat more salads. Yours always look so good!

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2 Heather November 26, 2013 at 10:45 am

Hi Kath,

I always look forward to seeing your meals of the week…I always find new ideas to try! I was wondering what your thoughts are on carbs? Beyond avoiding white flour/bad simple carbs, do you have any general rules you follow, especially when trying to shed a few pounds?

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3 KathEats November 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I believe in whole carbs at every meal and snack. They really keep the engine going. If I have a lunch without any I’m hungry an hour later (no matter how much fat or protein…). Some people can live without them (for the short term I suppose) but I really need them to feel satisfied. I also think they are great for you – plants full of nutrition.

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4 Leslie November 26, 2013 at 11:00 am

Love the hand holding picture. Kind of looks like you were saying grace.

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5 Diane November 26, 2013 at 11:02 am

Where do you get your Thai take out? I don’t have a favorite thai place in town yet, but that looks really good!

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6 KathEats November 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm

This was from Monsoon and was the best we’ve had thus far

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7 Olivia at ohmy Olivia November 26, 2013 at 11:14 am

I kind of want to be in your family because of all the delicious food… xo

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8 KathEats November 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm
9 Caitlin November 26, 2013 at 11:34 am

That last breakfast looks so wonderful! The perfect savory and sweet mix!
I just started cooking with wheatberries and adore them. Definitely will take a look at your salad recipe. Do you have the recipe for your friend’s butternut squash lasagna? I need that in my life!
Unfortunately the Great Harvest by my house was damaged and had to close after a terrible fire :( I thought of you when I heard because I started going there because of your blog! But the community has donated so much money in hopes they can rebuild!

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10 KathEats November 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Oh no!! Which location? I hadn’t heard about that

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11 Caitlin November 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm

manchester, CT…they’re definitely a mainstay on old main street so everyone hopes they make it back to up and running!

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12 KathEats November 26, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Man, I’ll let Matt know

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13 Caitlin November 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm

that would be great, maybe there’s even something your store could to do help! here is their FB page…on it you will find examples of really cool events and fundraisers people are putting on for them! https://www.facebook.com/great.harvest.manchester.ct

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14 Lisa C. November 26, 2013 at 11:40 am

Oh, that Thai food looks good!

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15 Alex @ Kenzie Life November 26, 2013 at 11:57 am

Glad your kitchen is usable again! All the meals look awesome, especially the thai takeout and that lasagna!

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16 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries November 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Coconut whipped cream?!?! Yum. I need to check that one out. Love that black and white plate toward the top. And wow – that butternut squash lasagna sounds incredible. Are they willing to share their recipe?! :)

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17 KathEats November 26, 2013 at 12:15 pm

It was from a cookbook but the name slips my mind :( Melissa someone? A vegetarian cookbook

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18 Melissa November 26, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Yum, that butternut squash lasagna looks incredible! I love butternut squash this time of year!

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19 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats November 26, 2013 at 12:24 pm

All of your salads remind me that I really need to make my own more often! It’s just for some reason I never like the salads I make for myself as much as I like the ones I buy or get at a salad bar!

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20 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! November 26, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Love that veggie plate you always get! Such a great mix of delicious options! I love meals that you can customize with a bunch of different options :)

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21 Christine November 26, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I made your wheatberry salad, but swapped out quinoa since I had it in the house. It was on the side with your harvest meatballs made with turkey, again on hand, and then I made Cook Smarts blackbean quinoa burgers to go with the remainder of the salad. It’s been a serious Katheats week so far (there was even a bottle of Pumking opened) and all of it has been incredible! My husband thanks you for the inspiration and wonderful meals!

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22 KathEats November 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Haha sounds good!! I need to make all of those meals again : )

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23 Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog November 26, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Yum – everything looks delicious, per usual. I love having a large amount of a salad, soup, etc on hand for the week. It keeps me from going out or picking up take-out. Last week, I made a big pot of chili and ate it all weekend. It was perfect!

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24 Jackie November 26, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Your meal recaps make my mouth water!

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25 Kate @ Trekking Kate November 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm

The one thing I miss about living in a largish town is Thai take-out! Looks so yummy!

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26 @simple green moms November 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Everything looks amazingly delicious as usual =)

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27 Lauren @ Lettuce Eat Cake November 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Salad on salad: The Inception of healthy living blogging. :D

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28 Chelsea @BigBitesLittleBudget November 26, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Oh! I love Thai takeout. And that wheatberry salad looks delightful. Perfect for this autumn weather.

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29 Shel@PeachyPalate November 26, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Had to check out that cake recipe…sounds epic :)

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30 Anna @ Fitness à la Anna November 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm

That wheatberry salad looks absolutely delicious – I will def have to try it out soon! Also, the counter tops look amazing – I would have hesitated to choose white, but it looks great!

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31 Laura @ SneakersandSpatulas November 26, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Those bakery breakfast items look fantastic!!!

http://www.sneakersandspatulas.com/2013/11/25/first-cold-weather-run/

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32 Lauren November 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm

How is Mazen doing eating out? Any tips or tricks on eating out with a toddler greatly appreciated!

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33 KathEats November 26, 2013 at 4:26 pm

So long as food is flowing he is happy. We eat early and fast!

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34 Abbie @ Needs Salt November 26, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Oh my gosh that french toast. !! I think it’s safe to say that I kind of love french toast.
And those countertops are so pretty!

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35 Farah November 26, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Where did you get those white mugs from Kath?? I love em! I’ve been looking for a set myself!
Thanks- Farah

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36 KathEats November 26, 2013 at 4:26 pm

The late Linens and Things. :(

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37 Farah November 26, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Thanks :( I’ll keep looking

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38 Katie November 26, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Love the hand holding picture! Would love the lasagna recipe if you can get it.

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39 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs November 26, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Yum — everything looks so good! Especially the Thai takeout…mmmmm :)

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40 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 26, 2013 at 9:18 pm

That wheat berry salad still just looks SO delicious!!

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41 Angela November 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I really want to try butternut squash lasagna now!! Your food always looks amazing!

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42 Livi November 27, 2013 at 8:22 am

if it’s as yummy as that wheatberry salad, why not eat it all week?!:)

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43 Sanaz@runforcake November 27, 2013 at 10:14 am

All of these pictures make me hungry! I adore the salad in oversized mugs. May be the cutest serving display I have seen in a long time. Now if I can just get you to come cook this deliciousness in my kitchen ;)

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44 Rachel November 28, 2013 at 9:33 pm

I certainly appreciate the intention of eating whole foods regularly and strive for the same. I do wonder about having many meals with the same ingredients: do you ever tire of eating the same things over and over again? I’m curious from a taste perspective as well as because it can affect how much a person eats. Looking forward to your thoughts!

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45 Justine Moore December 4, 2013 at 11:39 pm

All of these look so delicious, and the coconut whipped cream seriously made my mouth water. I wish I had enough time to whip up some of these delicious recipes! Maybe after the holidays.

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