Lazy Susan

May 1, 2011

Heya! Did you miss me?

I’ve just been lazy. And out running. And running errands!

This morning Matt and I went for a 4.5 mile run. I’ve been struggling with running lately – it’s just been hard! But today it was easy. Must just be luck of the draw. We ran 8:35 miles for the first two, although we slowed a little after that.

Once home, I made some Honey Crunch Peanut Butter with a bag of Trader Joe’s peanuts I had from my last trip there! GOSH is it good!!!

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So I wanted lunch to involve the latest recipe.

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Remember when you were little and your mom made you PB&J and the sandwich was so heavy because it was loaded with …PB&J!? That’s what I was going for. And Old Fashioned.

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Smothered in Honey Crunch and topped with some of this fabulous fresh-tasting Strawberry Jam from Tait Farm Foods in my Philly Homegrown gift basket. It tasted like a strawberry had burst in the sun!

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Before I got to my lunch main event, I had a bright Margarita Salad

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I say margarita because I dressed it in lime and salt!

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Just romaine, green pepper and carrot with avocado, lime, olive oil an salt. Refreshing!

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Now somebody find me a tequilla shot..

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Afternoon was grocery shopping.

Almost dinnertime!! Soup’s on.

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1 Morgan @ moments of mmm May 1, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Yum yum yummmmm! PB&J never gets old…

I am planning on making my own nut butter tomorrow too! Gonna give sunflower seed butter a shot! So I suppose seed butter is politically correct. Ha..

Enjoy your relaxing day!

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2 staceyhealthylife May 1, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I love thick crunchy pb with jam. It’s such a classic and so tasty.

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3 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 1, 2011 at 5:08 pm

I love using lemon or lime juice as dressing — good call on the salt!

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4 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) May 1, 2011 at 5:15 pm

That strawberry jam looks delicious!

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5 Alexa @ SimpleEats May 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I LOVE sandwiches heavy on the PB. That bread looks like it’s perfect for a PB sandwich!

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6 Courtney @ the granola chronicles May 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm

PB&J can be so comforting. Yours looks delicious! I’m also liking the simplicity of your salad ‘dressing’ – lime sounds great!

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7 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm

mmmmm lime and salt-YUMM :) I adore jam + almond butter (I hate PB) –such a great meal!

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8 LF May 1, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Oh my goodness, that Tait Farm jam is from my hometown! Awesome!….Just FYI, the farm is in Central Pennsylvania, just outside of State College (Go Penn State!). They specialize in value-added products, like the jam (and other spreads, marinades, etc.), and also have a CSA and Christmas Tree farm–I’ve worked a bit with the farmers and they are great. So cool to see a familiar product such a distance away!

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9 KathEats May 1, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Oh cool!

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10 Jess (Sweet Potato) May 1, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I have not have PB&J in YEARS! I definitely need to change that!

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11 Stacy @ Every Little Thing May 1, 2011 at 5:38 pm

I’ve been making heavy PB&J’s for a quick lunch at work – they are really filling!

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12 Kristy @ KristyRuns May 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I haven’t had a good pb&j in a while, but I think I’m more inclined to make an almond-buttah & jelly these days. :) It’s just too good not to.

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13 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm

LOL my childhood PB & J sandwiches used to be SOAKED in jam and PB! And they were so good. That thin, weak sandwich bread didn’t stand a chance! Luckily your bread is nice and hearty :)

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14 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm

That homemade PB looks so good! Moms make the best sandwiches. Grilled cheese with more cheese than bread, lol. Sigh. Those were the days! :)

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15 Krissy - Shiawase Life May 1, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Mmm had a PB and J slice of toast yesterday after doing some more model home visiting (this time in Crozet.) It’s comfort food to the max!!

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16 Stella May 1, 2011 at 5:56 pm

DO A GROCERY HAUL PLEASE!!!

BTW: You got me hooked on almond butter and oatmeal {your whipped banana oats are delish!!!:)}

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17 KathEats May 1, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Do you mean a photo of them all? They’ve been put away for hours! It’s too hard to do those because the food melts while you set it up!

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18 Stella May 1, 2011 at 6:27 pm

well then could you tell y=us what you got? maybe even review some of your fav grocery products/stapes?

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19 Stella May 1, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Where do you get all your awsome bowls for oatmeal from?
I just got a really cool one from Home Goods store across from REI and Whole Foods in Short Pump

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20 KathEats May 1, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I got:

Broccoli
Kale
Big tub of spinach
Cucumber
2 handfuls green beans
1 bunch brussel sprouts
1 sweet potato
2 russet potatoes
A pineapple
Bunch bananas
A mango
4 apples
2 oranges
A lime
Nutritional yeast from the bulk bins
Almonds + pecans because we’ve been out for ages
1 can diced tomatoes
Tempeh
Container of yogurt
Bag of tortilla chips

We weren’t totally out of groceries (like milk) so I didn’t need 100% of everything

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21 Stella May 1, 2011 at 9:12 pm

thanks
what do you use nutrtional yeast for?

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22 Sarah May 1, 2011 at 6:01 pm

For as much as I love peanut butter and as much as I love jelly I just can’t do pb&j.. The combo just isn’t for me.

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23 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) May 1, 2011 at 6:03 pm

PB&J is my go-to snack :) Glad you were able to fit a run in with your hubby! Sounds like a great Sunday ;)

PS. You’ve inspired me to start making my own peanut butter! Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

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24 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 1, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I love the homemade nut butter you made…sounds divine!

And the salad…simplicity at it’s finest. I love just really simple bowls of plants. They make me happy to be alive :)

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25 Hannah May 1, 2011 at 6:04 pm

That toast looks insane! I can’t get honey peanuts easily here, but I bet I could roast some up myself and *then* make this!

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26 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 1, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I don’t even remember the last time I truly had a pb&j! Looks delicious!

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27 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 1, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I’m making peanut butter tomorrow. I still have 5lbs left of a 10lb bag of peanuts that need to be roasted and then made into peanut butter goodness! Have a great evening Kath!

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28 Estela @ Weekly Bite May 1, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Yum!! That peanut butter looks delicious!!

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29 Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) May 1, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Your peanut butter has me drooling. Best childhood food memory, right there. :D

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30 Baking Books May 1, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Your so busy! Do you typically eat 1 or 2 slices of the GH bread? Not sure how dense it is or what the nutritional content is.

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31 Chelsea May 1, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Soup sounds good for a day like today here in Montana!! I hope your taking it easy tonight, you’ve been so crazy busy lately! 8:35 miles would be hard for me!

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32 Krystina (Organically Me) May 1, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Sometimes the only thing that’ll do is a doughy, thick pb&j.

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33 Hannah May 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Hey! I am from a little town near Tait Farms! They have the BEST apple butter and blueberry preserves too!

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34 Lauren May 1, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Love PBJ, it’s always such the perfect combo! I love making butter with those TJs peanuts too, it doesn’t need anything extra at all it’s so good!

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35 Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 1, 2011 at 7:37 pm

I never get tired of PB&J! It’s just SO good!

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36 Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 1, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Homemade PB is amazing. I need a processor strong enough to handle it.. like … yesterday!

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37 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 1, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Mmmmm it has been far, far too long since I’ve eaten a PB&J. As a kid I was into PB&Honey (kinda sickly now that I think about it) but I think I need a good PB&J sammy in the near future. Awesome eats Kath!

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38 Hilary May 1, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Oooh…lovin’ that Margarita combo on the salad…wanna try it! And the pb and j looks delicious as well! :)

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39 Lauren @ MRS May 1, 2011 at 8:20 pm

That looks delicious! I’m tempted to try that recipe out, I’m sure my dad would appreciate a good tub.

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40 Char May 1, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Your food looks amazing today!!! I’m glad your run felt easy today…I’m hoping for one of those tomorrow!

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41 andrea @ chocolateandoranges May 1, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Looks delicious! I LOVE the honey crunch peanut butter recipe. I picked up a couple bags of the peanuts on my last trip and now I’m rationing it out because the nearest Trader Joe’s to Denver is a 6.5 hour drive! It’s gotta be the best nut butter I’ve ever had. I’m wondering if the honey roasted ‘peanut stock’ at my local grocery store will be any near as good.

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42 Morgan May 1, 2011 at 8:35 pm

That all looks wonderful! I want to dive, head first, right into the peanut butter and then follow up in the jam.

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43 Mary @ Bites and Bliss May 1, 2011 at 8:35 pm

LOADED with PB&J is the way to go!! I remember those kind…as if there was a huge lump of jelly and PB mashed between two little pieces of bread.

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44 kaila @ healthy helper! May 1, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Sometimes ya just need a good old fashioned Pb and J! Honey Crunch sounds like a fabulous PB variety!

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45 Christine May 1, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I eat PB&J for lunch at least three times a week- protein and whole wheat is good for you ;) That recipe looks delicious, I need start trying to make my own nut butters.

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46 Christine May 1, 2011 at 8:49 pm

“are good for you.” Dang, half marathon brain failure!

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47 Alaina May 1, 2011 at 8:51 pm

That’s the adult peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I love it! I love making those with When Pigs Fly bread.

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48 Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman May 1, 2011 at 9:02 pm

How do you make your peanut butter? That sandwich looks amazing:)

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49 KathEats May 1, 2011 at 9:05 pm

If you click the link in the post, it links to a whole “how to” recipe

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50 Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman May 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Thanks! I didn’t notice it was linked for some reason:)

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51 Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 1, 2011 at 10:07 pm

that looks so fantastic. I just spent 2 week traveling around new zealand and literally all I ate was pb&j. I thought I would never want it again, but this looks so good, I really am hankering for more now!

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52 lynn @ the actor's diet May 1, 2011 at 10:33 pm

my mom never put enough pb on. i always had to slather more!

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53 Khushboo May 1, 2011 at 11:18 pm

One thing I never get it when people say they have a ‘smidgen of peanut butter’…That would not cut it for me! Love pb&j’s but I’m definitely more partial to the pb&banana combo!

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54 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 2, 2011 at 7:02 am

I never had PB&J sandwiches as a kid because of my allergies! Instead I wanted tomato and mayo sandwiches so that I could be just like Harriet the Spy! :P

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55 Tasha @ Voracious May 2, 2011 at 8:36 am

Everything looks incredible! Sometimes I get intense cravings for a simple, straight up peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But never in my wildest pb&j dreams have I ever had one that looks THAT delicious! Seriously, it is so rustic and yummy.

And that salad – Yes please! Sometimes a simple, crispy and cool salad is the way to go. I love that you dressed this one with lime juice. Delicious!

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