Los Colores

September 9, 2010

Pretty sure I got in all of the food groups and all of the colors in this lunch.

Perhaps BLUE is missing?

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I was in the mood for a tasting plate (and we only had half of the ingredients for a sandwich or salad so I had a bit of everything)

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Veg with BBQ sauce – brand TBA!

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Apple with cinnamon

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Dakota toast with Nutty’s Peanut Butter Cup

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[Karen is bringing up more Great Harvest bread today!]

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Stonyfield yogurt plain with Pear Fig Jam 

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Quite the antioxidant bunch!

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This morning I updated the KERF SHOP page – I have a new web toy!

Are any of you seeing KERF like this:

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Because it’s supposed to look like this:

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Went to YOGA today. Noontime power hour. It was grand. Not as challenging as Mon/Tues classes, but still a good workout. I can always tell when I hop back on my bike and my quads are super tied pedaling up hills!

I’ve been thinking…my $50 unlimited pass is only good for this month. Then unlimited jumps to $150 / month. I really don’t think I can afford that and although I’m loving yoga, this studio isn’t quite worth that much. Even the 12-class passes are $150 – too much for my budget. The GYM here in town has yoga. I wasn’t really a fan of the one class I attended, but I’m sure there are more. The gym is also super expensive, but for $85 / month, you get yoga PLUS a pool and a million other things. Such a touch decision!!!!

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Guess who just came home from the grocery store with super expensive organic non-Libby’s pumpkin!!! It will have to suffice for now.

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1 Jessica @ How Sweet September 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Finding pumpkin is exciting! I have a ton leftover from last year when I hoarded it and it is how I’ve been able to make all my pumpkin recipes. But I hope I can find some when it runs out!

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2 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) September 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm

You found pumpkin??? Ugh. I hate this time of year, when all the american bloggers have pumpkin everything, and I can’t buy it here…:’(!!!

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3 Seglare September 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm

The same for me – you can only buy pumpkin in a super expensive American import store (about $8 for a can of regular, non-organic pumpkin!!). I (or, ehem, my parents ;)) make my own pumpkin puree, but I would love the convenience of sometimes just buying it ready.

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4 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin September 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I am seeing KERF the right way. And I love lunch plates like that with a little bit of everything. Looks delish!

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5 jamie @ jamelafamela September 9, 2010 at 2:03 pm

soon ALL we’ll see at the store will be pumpkin. and we’ll be all pumpkined out! we gotta take it as it comes…

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6 sweetersalt September 9, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Love when pumpkin starts creeping back on to the shelves. Oh joy! I just had a delicious Pumpkin Pie latte from a local coffee shop. Delicious – worth every calorie!

Laura

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7 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats September 9, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Love tasting plates :) Yours looks lovely today!

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8 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) September 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I always eat 10-million things at each meal instead of 1 or 2 things!

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9 Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks September 9, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Lunch looks fab…and is making me hope that my CSA has enough left over to bring me a box of deliciousness so that I can partake in a similar spread…

I am seeing KERF the right way…though the KERF shop is looking a little strange. The Nutty’s Butters and Victory posters are being overlapped by the other products. Maybe it is my browser (I am using Camino)…it occasionally becomes wonky…

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10 Kath September 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Oh weird. Can you send me a screen shot?

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11 Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks September 9, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Sure:

Screenshot 1

and two.

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12 Kath September 9, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Thanks. Sadness. I’m guessing it’s the browser’s interpretation of the SlideDeck code. Sorry about that!

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13 Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks September 9, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Oh, no worries. I’m used to my browser’s occasional “off” interpretations! ;)

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14 TaraElektra September 9, 2010 at 6:45 pm

that’s how I’m seeing it too (on a Mac, using Firefox)

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15 Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks September 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I guess it’s a Mac problem…

…no. Wait. WE don’t have problems! :O

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16 Kristina @ spabettie September 9, 2010 at 2:07 pm

BEAUTIFUL lunch :) I love eating meals like that, tasting plates… I think I would rather eat tapas style or appetizers instead of full meals. :)

I get my pumpkin by the case, online. I went through a frustrating time last year, trying to find it in many stores. It was unreal. Felt like the apocalypse.

I see KERF the way it should be :)

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17 Tehsina September 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Oh no what a toughie! I just came back from yoga, so I definitely feel your pain. Perhaps the yoga at the gym will have other classes you may enjoy? $85 a month seems like the best deal out of the ones you mentioned – plus you’ll also get all the benefits of a regular gym! I work at a gym where there are many different yoga classes and instructors. I realized every instructor seems to do their own thing, it’s just a matter of finding the instructor(s) you like!

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18 Kristy@ KristyRuns.com September 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Pumpkin?!?! Pumpkin pie overnight oats are definitely in your future. ;) So many possibilities… can’t wait to see what you do.

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19 Melissa @ HerGreenLife September 9, 2010 at 2:12 pm

I would like to do more yoga, but I have a hard time justifying the cost. I do value preventive health practices (that’s why I spend more for quality food and stay active), and I know some investment of time and money now will save money in the end, but still . . . .

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20 Estela @ Weekly Bite September 9, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Such a colorful lunch!! Have a great day!

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21 JL Goes Vegan September 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm

I see your site the right way. I’m so ready for pumpkin.

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22 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter September 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm

I’m not excited when I will have to make that decision. Thankfully I can just work out at the gym at my college for now. I’m not sure how UVA does it, but I know that our school rec center allows members from the community to work out at our facility for pretty cheap. They have access to a pool, rock climbing wall, 5 weight rooms, ellipticals, indoor track, the works. Maybe you could check out if they have good yoga classes.

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23 Heather (Heather's Dish) September 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm

i’m the same way with pumpkin…it’s going to have to be the other brand until they bring libby’s back!

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24 Sassy Molassy September 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm

I would go for the gym membership just so you can do whatever you want, whenever you want! Even if the yoga isn’t as great, I just couldn’t handle $150/month. That is a crapload! Have you ever tried Dave Farmar podcasts? I know it’s not the same as a live class, but he’s pretty cool.

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25 Kath September 9, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Yes, I absolutely love Dave. But I also love the vibe of a studio :(

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26 Eileen September 9, 2010 at 2:19 pm

That is a dilemma regarding yoga. We belong to a YMCA because my husband and I work out, one kid does karate, and one does swimming. The kids’ classes are much cheaper than they would be if we weren’t full members.

That said, I get 10-class cards to the “fancier” yoga studio. I rationalize it by asking for them for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. It’s expensive, but I’d rather have 10 yoga classes than five sweaters, ya know?

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27 Jillian@ ReshapeYourLife September 9, 2010 at 2:20 pm

A tasting plate sounds yummy!

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28 Evan Thomas September 9, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Wow I never realized yoga could be so expensive! That’d be way too much, in my opinion

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29 shannon (the daily balance) September 9, 2010 at 2:26 pm

i am THE HUNT for pumpkin! I will stop at NOTHING! pumpkin is serious business in my household ;)

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30 Diana @ frontyardfoodie September 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm

What a plate! Amazing. I love having random meals like that.

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31 Allison K September 9, 2010 at 2:30 pm

$85 for the gym per month?!?!? My poor little low cost of living in Idaho self just went into shock!

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32 Kath September 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm

MINE TOO. The YMCA was $25/mo. But my only other option is a Gold’s up on the highway. Cville is small and expensive!

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33 Larissa H September 9, 2010 at 8:35 pm

you can probably bargain with them.. thats what i did i waslike look if i dont get it cheap enough i am just not joining .. they lowered it and i joined :)

also there is a pumpkin shortage or something of the sorts libbys is not giving pumpkin to the supermarkets even thoughthey are ordering it.. its on like recall or something like that so all you can really find is organic.

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34 Natalia @asideofsimple September 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Looks delicious– I can “taste” the fall in all those colors!

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35 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine September 9, 2010 at 2:36 pm

I’m seeing the site correctly!! I think for $65, the gym is better. Though instructors can make or break a class, I feel like you love yoga regardless!

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36 Jess September 9, 2010 at 2:45 pm

the price of gyms really stresses me out. there was a time way back when that $85/month would frighten me….. new york city gyms are obscenely expensive. and when i say obscene, we’re talking at least $100 a month just for a standard gym with decent class options…. i literally feel your pain.

also, I’m seeing the site correctly! looks great.

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37 Amy September 9, 2010 at 2:47 pm

I thought you might find this story cute-especially since you mentioned the awesome colors of your lunch. My two-month old loves bright colors right now and he was being fussy while i was on the computer, but when i began reading and scrolling down your post he stopped crying completely! He must have loved the colors and just stared at the monitor in wonder. As soon as i clicked to another website, he started crying again…perhaps he will be a food critic when he grows up ;-)

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38 Kath September 9, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I am so proud :)

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39 Nicole, RD September 9, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Antioxidants, indeed!

I miss LIbby’s! I have one can from last season…I guard it with my LIFE!

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40 Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) September 9, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Can’t beat a tasting plate. I had one for my dinner today!

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41 Susan September 9, 2010 at 2:50 pm

I always assumed the cost of living was lower in the South. That’s what I pay in Sonoma County.

Do you have a JC nearby? Mine offers all kinds of fitness classes. I took a Pilates class that met twice a week for 75 minutes. With all the JC fees, it ended up being $40 for a semester.

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42 Susan September 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Oh, and my city’s Parks & Rec department offers classes, too. Might want to check that out.

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43 Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels September 9, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Mmmm pumpkin, you should definitely make my pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. *drool* Your tasting plate looks so pretty and delicious! I have to say, you come up with the best lunch ideas ever. :)

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44 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg September 9, 2010 at 2:51 pm

I found one can of expensive organic pumpkin the other day, and it was like finding gold :-) I’m ready for Libby’s!!!

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45 Amber K September 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I continue to feel lucky to have pumpkin yearround.

I’m seeing the site correctly!

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46 Lindsay September 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm

I have never paid that much for the gym, ever!! My family has a membership at a great gym in my town. There are two facilities one for adults only and one for all ages. I love that I have access to all classes, a swimming pool, a track, and all of the machines I could ever use!! :)
I would recommend that you keep the gym membership and try to take yoga at the gym!! :)

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47 Samantha @ Bikini Birthday September 9, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I’ve heard that in nature there are no blue foods (truly blue, not blue like blueberries which are really sorta purplish) because blue is associated with poison. …that’s the reason that blue is supposed to be an appetite suppressing colour.

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48 Theresa September 9, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I have one can of Libby’s left from last season and I am holding out using it until I find more!

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49 Chelsea at Striking Balance September 9, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Such a colourful lunch! I love tasting plates, they give you the best of everything. And gives me a reason to eat a variety of dips with my lunch (hummus, nut butter, etc). :)

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50 Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge September 9, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I love making tasting plates. The best way to get a little bit of everything to eat AND clean out the fridge. :-)

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51 Tina September 9, 2010 at 3:05 pm

That is one colorful lunch!! I would go with the gym. Cheaper plus more variety. I love having a variety of workout options though.

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52 Courtney @ Bread & Bokeh September 9, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Gorgeous food photos today!!! Love the colors!!! Plus, I think blue is overrated! :)

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53 Errign September 9, 2010 at 3:05 pm

I see KERF the weird way you showed in your screenshot on my computer at my office at school, but normal on my regular computer! :)

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54 Abby (Live Laugh Run Today) September 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm

I’m seeing it the right way… I love food rainbows!

I’m having the same issue with gym vs. yoga studios… I can’t decide. Let us know what you pick.

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55 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm

All you need is some blueberries and then you’d have a rainbow of colors for lunch! Really, I shouldn’t look at your blog during class; it just makes me hungry!

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56 Rose September 9, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Did you know there are actually no naturally blue foods? I saw that on Food Network one time. They did not consider blueberries to actually be blue – but purple. Just thought I’d share :)

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57 RhodeyGirl Tests September 9, 2010 at 3:10 pm

You love the gym. The gym will be worth it even though that is sooo pricey. I vote go for the gym jam.

I can’t even stand to read the words Great Harvest on this page because I HAVEN’T FOUND ONE IN WALKING/BIKING DISTANCE TO ME YET! And the one in Rhode Island is closed on Sundays which makes no sense for the girl who visits RI for only a weekend at a time. I am going to RI for a whole week in October and you KNOW I plan on eating lots of Great Harvest bread!!!!!!

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58 Kath September 9, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Stock up! It does freeze well, and trust me, we’ve stocked up!

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59 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Lunch looks lovely! I can be really indecisive sometimes and also end up having a bit of everything because I need to have lots of colour!
When I signed up for hot yoga for the first time, I was very skeptical about it because it was so expensive. I had an unlimited pass for 1 week and loved how it made my body feel, but I still can’t justify spending that much when I’ve got a gym membership and spend so much more time there. Check out some of the other instructors’ classes – I’m sure you’ll find one you like. :)

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60 Kath September 9, 2010 at 3:35 pm

If there was a HOT VINYASA studio here, I would pay $150/month. one just like Y2Yoga!

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61 Laura September 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Seeing it the correct way:) WOW. that lunch looks amazing. taste plates are always the best! xx

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62 Carrie September 9, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I dont know what the class/type of Gold’s that C’Vlle offers…but, I currently go to a Gold’s and it is so nice. There is a private, heated yoga/pilates studio, private spinning studio, pool, cardio cinema, and very nice locker rooms. I would have never thought that I would love Gold’s so much, but it’s great.

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63 Kath September 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm

It’s not Golds, it’s the location. The thought of driving through a commercial area in my car cancels out all benefits of any gym :(

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64 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) September 9, 2010 at 3:29 pm

YAY for the pumpkin appearance! :D

Love your colorful lunch. So much flavor. So much variety. So many antioxidants. Love it. :D

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65 Jennifer September 9, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Why is it so hard to find pumpkin? Has it always been this way? I think I heard something about a bad crop last year, but COME ON!!!

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66 Kath September 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm

The was a shortage of pumpkin last year. it’s not a result of the seasons, it’s the shortage! And there is plenty of organic pumpkin brands, but it’s not the same as Libby’s.

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67 Susan September 9, 2010 at 10:47 pm

How is Libby’s different from other brands? I’ve never used pumpkin for anything other than pie or soup.

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68 Bee Goes Bananas September 9, 2010 at 3:37 pm

I’m seeing the screen as it’s supposed to look, with the icons all in a horizontal row.

That tasting plate looks so yummy! I’ve never used BBQ sauce as a veggie dip. Great idea! I’ll have to keep that one in mind.

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69 Kelly September 9, 2010 at 3:41 pm

that would be an easy decision for me! The gym would win hands down! So many more options!

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70 Jazz September 9, 2010 at 3:50 pm

I can’t wait to see some pumpkin recipes coming out of KERF in the near future!

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71 Felicity September 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I really love the artful way that you arrange your food. It’s so nice to take the time to make a fancy presentation.

*I’m seeing KERF the right way

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72 Sarah @ Going on Goals September 9, 2010 at 3:55 pm

I am seeing KERF like the first screen shot, but only on my Mac iBook. KERF looks great on our PC!

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73 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm

love all the colors! my fridge is so empty i wanna scream. all i see is bare white and brown jars.

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74 Camille September 9, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I’m seeing it the right way and it looks lovely!

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75 Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm

YAYY!!! At least they’re releasing *some* type of pumpkin!!! Delicious lunch, too. Apple with cinnamon’s my favorite! Besides with PB, that is.

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76 Melissa September 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I love great harvest bread too! My fav is High Five Fiber Bread…super filling. Plus their groovy granola is a perfect topping to oatmeal.

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77 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 9, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I’m seeing your page the “right” way

I love how your cut up apple looks — you should have added raisin eyes or something :)

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78 Joy Tanksley September 9, 2010 at 4:19 pm

ACAC rocks, honey. You won’t regret it if you join. There are so many yoga options PLUS other wonderful things (like Nia!). I know it’s pricey, but it’s really worth it. I’d gladly plunk down the money if there was anything like that where I’m living now. :(

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79 Kath September 9, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Oh glad you think so. I might have to join sooner rather than later to satisfy my yoga requirement!

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80 Emily @ For Sweets Sake September 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Kerf looks good to me! I saw pumpkin 2 weeks ago and I’m so glad I stocked up because I couldn’t find it the other night when I went shopping! Hopefully I’ll find more soon because I only have 1 can left!

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81 Simply Life September 9, 2010 at 4:34 pm

looks like a fun lunch!

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82 Missy September 9, 2010 at 4:40 pm

puu puu platters are the best….My hubby and I just moved to Richmond, VA area and want to make it up to your area to do some wine tasting….have been following your blog for about a month! Love it! I happened to watch your video intrustions on how you make your oatmeal!!!…It has changed my mornings forever!!! HA!!! Thanks!!!

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83 Missy September 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm

I decided to start my own blog….it has been fun!!!

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84 Erin@ Shortcut to Bliss September 9, 2010 at 4:52 pm

I think you should talk to the owner of the yoga studio and ask him to “sponsor” your blog. Trade him icon space for a free membership. I have personally supported tons of companies/brands that you have reviewed or promoted on your site. Word of mouth is the best kind of advertising ! Just a thought…

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85 Carrie September 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Totally a great idea! Leverage yo. :)

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86 Kath September 9, 2010 at 5:05 pm

That’s a thought, but I feel like it’s cheating!

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87 Kristen @ Kristen, Sweetly September 9, 2010 at 4:55 pm

KERF is looking as pretty as ever on my computer (Mac + Mozilla). “Tasting plates” are the best way to eat. My parents always made it out to not be a meal that way, though, so it took a while for it to establish itself for me. And so glad you found some ritzy pumpkin! I’d take whatever I could get right now.

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88 Ashley September 9, 2010 at 4:56 pm

I’m going through the same thing trying to figure out what type of gym to join.. A separate yoga membership is definitely not in the budget right now. We are looking for a rock climbing gym + a pool for me + a place to workout in the winter. We’ll see!!

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89 Mara @ What's for Dinner? September 9, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Your tasting plate is so very Gliding Calm of you!!! Love it!

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90 Danielle September 9, 2010 at 5:07 pm

I am seeing KERF the old way!

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91 Wei-Wei September 9, 2010 at 5:30 pm

KERF looks just fine to me. I loooove tasting plates, I always think that salad bars = tasting plates ;)

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92 Kathi September 9, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Although I have been unable to find pumpkin, the other day I saw a small pumpkin in the store! I bought and cooked it up so that I could make pumpkin oats. If I can’t find pumpkin in a can I will make my own. Just a thought for others if they can’t find canned pumpkin but come across a pumpkin.

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93 Molly September 9, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Hey Kath! What about asking the gym if you can teach a hot vinyasa yoga class there? I am sure the gym would get some new clients in for a class like that and you can get your yoga on. Win, win.

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94 Kath September 9, 2010 at 8:28 pm

That’s a fun idea, but #1 it’s a pretty fancy gym (I’m sure there’s a waiting list to teach) and #2 I’m not qualified!! I’m sure I COULD teach a yoga class, but I bet there are liability implications for not being a real teacher

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95 Lisa @bakebikeblog September 9, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Oh my – tht tasting plate looks perfect to me!

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96 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ September 9, 2010 at 5:48 pm

The organic pumpkin just isn’t the same, kind of bland. The yoga and the gym fee both sound pretty expensive.

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97 Katie (Sweet Tater) September 9, 2010 at 5:52 pm

ted allen taught me on food network that there are actually no naturally occurring blue foods. if you put them through all kinds of fancy color spectrometers, they come out on the purple end. yep, even blueberries. so you’re not missing anything!

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98 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies September 9, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Lovin the snack plate!!

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99 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 9, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Yoga is expensive! I was looking up prices around here in upstate NY and they were about $120/month for an unlimited pass, but for 2 people that’s $240/month and WAY too much for something we’d only go to 2 or 3 times a week max. The single passes would add up to as much as the unlimited, ugh. Seems like DVD and audio is the way to go, then just take a single class once or twice a month. $50 a month for unlimited is reasonable, but $100+ is kind of pricey for not being your main workout. :?

Jenn

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100 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef September 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm

what a pretty lunch!

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101 TaraElektra September 9, 2010 at 6:51 pm

I think the other day you said you would like pureed butternut squash, Kath–have you ever had it from Trader Joe’s? It would be great in oatmeal. I use it to make butternut squash soup. They also have great canned pumpkin!

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102 Kath September 9, 2010 at 8:29 pm

The only problem is we have no TJ’s in Charlottesville!

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103 TaraElektra September 10, 2010 at 9:15 am

oh!! that’s a bummer! Well, you have lots of other great places (like awesome fro-yo and farmers’ markets) that make up for it. If you email me your address, I would be happy to send you some TJ’s butternut squash when it’s on the shelves for the season. I really enjoy your blog–I’ve been reading it almost every day since I discovered it!

-Tara

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104 Lauren September 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Ugh, that’s a tough decision on the yoga. I’ll be crossing my fingers that you find a great studio that’s challenging on your body but not so much your budget.

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105 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 9, 2010 at 7:16 pm

The price for a yoga membership has always turned me off from buying one too. I’d say go for the gym membership… but that’s so unfortunate that the yoga class there isn’t any good. It’s a tough decision!

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106 Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Yay for pumpkin! And I love your tasting plate lunch!

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107 Caitlin (EatFeats) September 9, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Yum apple. I’d say go with the gym. But I am very frugal (cheap), and I love pools. Haha, maybe don’t take my advice.

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108 Hannah September 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Love your snack plate lunch – you’re right, it’s so beautifully colourful!

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109 Allie September 9, 2010 at 8:14 pm

your yoga cost is on par with what i pay, but your gym is a real bargain to my city rates! i saw 85$ and was very envious, and it seems like you get a lot with the membership. seems worth it.

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110 Samantha September 9, 2010 at 8:15 pm

KERF on my phone looks the “wrong” way…but still works perfectly fine for me:)

I’m wondering what order you ate the plate in? Did you bounce all around? I would eat veg, apple or yogurt and save that lovely nut butter toast for last. MMMMMM!

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111 Kath September 9, 2010 at 8:29 pm

That’s exactly what I did!

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112 Raewyn September 9, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Love your tasting plate – you were only missing blueberries in your yogurt!

*squeal* Pumpkin!!! I need to find some asap for pumpkin oats! I am, btw, seeing KERF the right way. :)

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113 steph @ goeatapeach September 9, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Kath, that was my exact conundrum in Cville, and will soon be my exact conundrum here in NOVA when my own $50 intro month deal ends.
When I lived in Cville, I basically survived off of community classes, Guerilla Yoga Project, the occasional studio drop-in splurge, and the even moore occasional sub-par UVA rec center classes. It was a little annoying not to have my own high-quality studio where I practiced regularly, but I made do. Good luck!

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114 steph @ goeatapeach September 9, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Kath, that was my exact conundrum in Cville, and will soon be my exact conundrum here in NOVA when my own $50 intro month deal ends.
When I lived in Cville, I basically survived off of community classes, Guerilla Yoga Project, the occasional studio drop-in splurge, and the even more occasional sub-par UVA rec center classes. It was a little annoying not to have my own high-quality studio where I practiced regularly, but I made do. Good luck!

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115 Chelsey September 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm

I need Libby’s – where is it?!?!?!

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116 Alyssa September 9, 2010 at 9:44 pm

I love sampler plates!! Good on ya for eating one :-)

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117 Alicia @culinarybliss September 9, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Have you thought about doing yoga at home alone? I have been considering it. You can’t get it too hot but I have used a humidifier with essential oils and turned up the heat in the winter with success. It’d take time to plan your workouts but I think it might be the best way to practice.

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118 Tasha September 9, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Hey Kath,

Not sure what you have available near you, but we have plenty of 24 hour fitness’ in California and I think other states have them as well. Costco offers a deal for $299 (incl. initiation and all fees) for 2 years = $13/month. Quality of the gym varies based on where you are, but for the most part they have a pool, classes, etc. etc.

Cheers,

T

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119 Mimi September 9, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Kath, I understand your dilemma. But, as another commenter above said, ACAC is wonderful and completely worth it so long as you truly go all the time and milk your membership for all it’s worth–as I’m sure you would… Think about it this way: in most places across the country, drop-in studio yoga classes cost *at least* $10 (and that’s on the cheap end). 4 classes in a week would set you back $40–just about half the *monthly* ACAC fee… Plus, you’d have access to many other types of classes, as well as a comfortable place to run/swim in cold weather.

As for mourning the lack of hot vinyasa classes with cool music–that’s life, right? We all get attached to the studio where we first fell in love with yoga. Maybe the challenge for you now is to see if you can fall in love with other types and approaches to yoga? ACAC has some very experienced and knowledgeable teachers who will definitely improve your practice–no doubt! (John, Hillary, and Melissa were a few of my favorites–no music, alas, but you *do* get used to that… I even think it made me a better yogi–forcing me to focus on my breathing and the verbal cues…)

Good luck and namaste! :-)

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120 Suzanne C. September 10, 2010 at 12:22 pm

You and Matt should just be adopted by my parents and be part of their ACAC family plan…they are sad to empty nesters and would love to adopt two new children!

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121 Kath September 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Ha – I would LOVE that!

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122 Suzanne C. September 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I’ll investigate…I do know that my dad gets a discount through work I believe. Also, I know that ACAC gets their members discounts throughout Charlottesville at local businesses, maybe you could strike up some deal with them and give ACAC customers discounts at Great Harvest.

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123 Rebekah September 10, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I have been seeing Kerf the wrong way for quite some time!

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124 notyet100 September 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm

platter looks yum

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125 Sana September 10, 2010 at 7:01 pm

You know you are eating a well balanced meal when you are seeing all the colors of the rainbow on your plate.

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126 Kim S September 26, 2010 at 8:54 am

I will be hoarding Libby’s this year. There are so many recipes I’d like to be making right now, and I just can’t!

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