Lately: The Strawberry Edition

May 25, 2013

Lots of eggs. Lots of salads. Lots of standing and crawling!

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Breakfasts

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Egg, strawberries and toast was the theme of the week!! So many strawberries…

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Oats with s.berries and Wild Friends chocolate coconut butter

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Cheerios + milk + banana + cinnamon almonds. Cruuuunch!

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Strawberry Banana Dough Boy Smoothie topped with buckwheat and coconut butter

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Yogurt + blueberry muffin + strawberries galore

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Lunches

Leftover shrimp salad

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With fruit + chips

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Rainy day scrambled eggs, avocado toast and salad with avocado, hummus and almonds

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A moms group potluck feast!

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And another moms lunch out at King Family Vineyards. I took strawberries and loved on noodle salad, hummus and crackers and salmon, among other things

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Leftover tofu over a salad with leftover sweet potato fries, half a slice of bread and local herby sheeps milk cheese

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Little fingers stealing avocado off my plate!

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Egg over salad with bread croutons and local cheese

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Dinners

Low country boil continued..

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Served with sautéed garden greens

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The next night..

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The last of the low country boil turned into a gumbo with frozen okra and canned tomatoes

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Fridays After Five picnic with a veggie + chicken crepe from the Takeaway Crepery and salads from home with hummus. A side of gourmet rosemary fries from a local food truck vendor.

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Dinnertime fun on the porch – M loved his lentils + carrots!

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Happy Weekend!

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1 amelia May 25, 2013 at 9:41 am

I’ve said it before and ill say it again, but I love your style and way of eating. So balanced, vibrant, flavorful (looking) and simple. Everything looks delicious plus fun activities, moms groups, etc. Have a safe and glorious Memorial Day weekend!! (<I bet bun orders at GH were outta control! :) )

Oh and did I spot brownies on the moms potluck table? Did you make them?

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2 KathEats May 25, 2013 at 9:42 am

:) They were brownies but someone else made them. I think the Trader Joe’s mix – they were good!

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3 amelia May 25, 2013 at 9:46 am

Love TJS brownie mix. :)

Side note….you, Matt, and Mazen should take a trip here to CHS and visit with me and Erica @itzyskitchen (plus Kay) . :)

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4 KathEats May 25, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Indeed!!! I hope to someday

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5 Alison May 25, 2013 at 10:08 am

Looks delightful!! I agree with Amelia– love your taste and way of eating! I’ve gotten SO many food ideas from you (especially when it comes to breakfast, my favorite meal of the day). I only make my oatmeal the “whipped banana” way :)
That photo of Mazen’s fingers stealing the avocado is so adorable. I love chubby baby hands!

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6 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner May 25, 2013 at 10:10 am

Okay, that settles it. I am DEFINITELY making low country boil this weekend. Those pictures just look too darn delicious.

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7 Tiffany May 25, 2013 at 11:15 am

Hi Kath,

I was just reading Tina’s blog and she mentioned that Nikki’s coconut butter is offering 15% off all orders with code “sexyback”. Just thought I would let you know as you discussed it your last post and readers were interested :)

Have a great weekend!

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8 KathEats May 25, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Sweet!

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9 Claire @ Health Nut Claire May 25, 2013 at 11:21 am

That gumbo looks incredible! Same goes for those rosemary fries, mmm!

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10 Emily @ The Sunny Studio May 25, 2013 at 11:30 am

I’m so glad you called this “the strawberry edition” because that is how it is here in my sunny studio as well! Trying not to go through too many pints per week … I’ve supplemented some with watermelon, too :)

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11 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 25, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Those strawberries look absolutely amazing! I love how colorful your meals are! :)

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12 Kristen @ Change of Pace May 25, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Those eggs look amazing! How do you cook them???

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13 KathEats May 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I just put them in a pan on low and let them Slow cook until the yolks are halfway done

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14 Lisa May 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm

I have been eating LOTS and LOTS of strawberries too. They are delicious.

Have a great weekend!! :-)

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15 Cheap Recipe Blog May 25, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Do you always eat this well?! This food looks amazing! :)

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16 Shel@PeachyPalate May 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Gorgeous eats as always! He’ll be walking before you know it! :)

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17 Alyssa @ Road to RD May 25, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Yummy looking food!

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18 Lauren @ The Highlands Life May 25, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Is Mazeb pulling himself to standing yet? My husband just called me at work and said our almost 8 month old did it in his crib at nap time today. Eek!!

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19 KathEats May 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm

yes in the crib especially!

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20 Allison k May 25, 2013 at 4:56 pm

How does one “love on” food? ;-)

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21 Tatomme May 25, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Mmmm beautiful photographs, beautiful boy, beautiful family! :) Thank you.

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22 Kristi May 25, 2013 at 8:58 pm

I looove low country boil and my husband and I were thinking of doing one to meet some of our new neighbors. How many pounds of shrimp did you allocate for 50 people?? And did you plan extra to have leftovers? I’m a pretty good cook but I always seem to misjudge how much food to prepare and planning for a crowd as big as 50 would stress me out like crazy! I think our party would be around 25 ppl. Anyway, thanks!

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23 KathEats May 26, 2013 at 5:32 am

We had 12# of shrimp (pretty large ones) and 8# if kielbasa plus 15 ears of corn that we cut in thirds. I’m not sure on the potatoes but I think about 25 of them for an average of half per person. We had the perfect amount of food and had leftovers of all four, the most potatoes. A good guess!

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24 Mom May 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Went to my first crawfish boil last night! Way less meat. Reminded me more of eating hard crabs.

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25 Jessica @ Chocolate Covered Chickpeas   May 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm

I’ve been eating a lot of strawberries lately too! It’s funny cause I was eating strawberries while reading your post :D

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26 Stephanie May 25, 2013 at 9:50 pm

So beautiful. Beautiful boy and so cute. I too had two of them. Love them for life. Thank god, i’m bless.

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27 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope May 26, 2013 at 5:42 am

I love how creative you get with breakfasts and all your different combinations. It’s fun to mix things up! Mazen is so adorable – he has the cutest smile and he’s getting so big! :)

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28 K~ May 26, 2013 at 7:34 am

All your meals look wonderful, I am always shocked by the portion size on all these blogs.
Do you really eat all that in one sitting or is it just to get a photo?

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29 KathEats May 26, 2013 at 8:15 am

Yes these are real meals

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30 Farah May 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm

LOL- I don’t think the portion size is unreasonably big at all in your meals :) I eat all that and maybe more!

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31 Molly September 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm

If anything I thought Kath’s portion sizes look to be on the smaller size. But I commend her for actually eating decent sized meals, especially compared to other bloggers!

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32 Emily Schneller May 26, 2013 at 8:23 am

I read your comment above about how many pounds of shrimp you cooked at your boil. I live in New Orleans and had to laugh! If we had a crawfish boil for that many people, we’d cook AT LEAST 150 lbs of crawfish (plus sausage, potatoes, corn etc…) People must not eat as much in Cville as they do in Nola :)

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33 KathEats May 26, 2013 at 8:40 am

150 pounds!? People would eat 3 pounds per person!? My goodness :) Maybe crawfish have less meat per pound because they have so much shell. We also had a whole spread of side dishes so people didn’t need to fill up exclusively on shrimp.

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34 Mom May 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

I just went to my first crawfish boil last night. Lots of fun but way, way less meat.

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35 char eats greens May 26, 2013 at 9:14 am

Oh my goodness…do little baby fingers get any cuter or what??! I’d seriously let those steal food from me ANY day!!!

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36 Brieanna @ Going Brienanas May 26, 2013 at 11:35 am

Fridays After Five sound so fun and those rosemary fries look mouthwatering. I will have to take advantage before I leave C’Ville!

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37 Karen May 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm

What beautiful pictures! I love that you seem to have so much variety in your meals and also everything is very seasonal. And the little one is so cute! :)

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38 Ilane May 26, 2013 at 5:57 pm

I am drooling with your food pictures! I want these meals :)

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39 Zoe @ Chocolate Covered Chia May 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm

These photos looked great! Mazen is such a cutie :)
– btw I love that name.
New reader!

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40 crissy May 26, 2013 at 7:18 pm

These all look wonderful! Thank you for the meal inspiration! I feel like I’m late to the game, I haven’t tried buckwheat on smoothies or in cereal yet!

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41 JBriggs May 27, 2013 at 12:46 am

consider strawberries blended with plain yoghurt. add a banana in too. easy to do, and they make a great meal on their own.

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42 Kara May 29, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I love strawberries. However, I am apprehensive about eating them unless they are organic / produced without pesticides. I often read that pesticides can have adverse effects on health and that strawberries have a high pesticide load – making them the most important to buy organic. But, where I live, organic berries are not abundant and if you can find them they are quite pricey. What is your viewpoint on eating conventional vs. organic berries?

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43 Rachelle May 29, 2013 at 9:06 pm

First off, thank you for the buckwheat groat suggestion. I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!

Second, your boy is such a cutie! He must be a pretty good percentage on the growth charts!

Third, how tall are you? I am only 5’1″, so I always appreciate a fellow shorty :-)

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