Luscious Lemon

December 10, 2011

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I headed downtown for a multi-level yoga class this morning to meet my friend Amy, who is expecting! The class was slow-and-steady style, but that’s exactly what I was in the mood for this morning. It was one of those “stretch out between the joints” classes, and I really enjoyed it. It was fun to catch up with Amy too! Afterwards I finished up a Real Simple on the elliptical and walked on home. It’s a gorgeous Saturday here!

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Lunch was a mix of foods hidden in our fridge…A cup of Imagine Sweet Potato Soup stirred together with a half cup of leftover lentils and some sharp white cheddar

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And a springy salad of green leaf lettuce, honey (love honey as a dressing!), sliced apple and spiced pecans + walnuts.

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The spiced nuts made it! Need to find a good recipe for homemade spiced nuts soon – they take salads to a whole new level.

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Luscious lemon to sip!

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Whoever the kind soul who anonymously sent me this adorable glass storage container is – thank you!! I love it :)

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Have a great afternoon friends!

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1 Amy December 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Looooved the class and so good to see you! I am still feeling the stretch.

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2 KathEats December 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm

:) See you for Eppie’s soon!

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3 kaila@ healthy helper blog! December 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Mmmm that salad looks so crisp and fresh! Apples are one of my favorite toppers!

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4 Emily December 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm

i have been looking for a spiced nut recipe too! if you find a good one, please post it!

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5 Kristen @ Change of Pace December 10, 2011 at 1:36 pm

So simple and delicious! I love apples and pecans together with blue cheese yum :)

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6 Ellie@fitforthesoul December 10, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I think the best part of salads is the nuts!!! :D

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7 Dee December 10, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Ohh, that soup looks amaze!

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8 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon December 10, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I’ve made them as a part of this salad recipe before. It’s from a restaurant that I went to in nova scotia! The walnuts (and the whole salad) is absolutely delicious!! http://www.edining.ca/1175/recipes/Charlotte_Lane's_Mesclun_Salad_with_Caramelized_Garlic_&_Spicy_Walnuts

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9 KathEats December 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Thanks Jamie!

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10 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 10, 2011 at 1:46 pm

That is a cute little glass container. :)

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11 Lorin December 10, 2011 at 1:49 pm

So I just tried the Chia Charger Nut Butter that came to my house. It was a little dissapointing because the buffalo dirt doesn’t really taste like it has much coffee in it, just peanut butter really. The Manhattan Mud is a bit better as it tastes how it is advertized; with a hint of chocolate. I like the consistency of the nut butters I just wished the coffee one tasted at least a little bit of coffee. I probably wouldn’t get it again though. I’m off for a hike today, so excited! Have a great weekend :)

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12 KathEats December 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Thanks for your feedback Lorin. Sorry you didn’t like the buffalo as much, but I’m hooked on the mud!

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13 Lorin December 10, 2011 at 4:03 pm

No worries! In the end, it’s still peanut butter and still tasty. Yes, the Manhattan Mud is definitely my fave! :)

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14 Becca December 10, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Did Karen make that placemat? I love it.

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15 KathEats December 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Nope, my mom sent it to me!

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16 Becca December 10, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Cool. I asked if Karen made it because it has the name “Karen” written on it.

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17 KathEats December 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Omg really!? I missed that!

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18 Jen December 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I love the Imagine Tomato Soup! So good. I usually chop up vegetables and throw in with it as a side. I’ll have to try the potato and butternut squash kind now.

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19 SemiHealthy December 10, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Lunch looks great Kath! Jealous of your nice weather!

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20 jojo December 10, 2011 at 3:27 pm

I love putting apple in my salad too!
That’s what I love about yoga, it’s good for relaxation, deep stretch. Whenever I do it, it calms my mind so much! Well, depending on the class it could be VERY intense too..

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21 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious December 10, 2011 at 3:29 pm

As is in life, salads are so much better with fruit and nuts! :)

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22 So December 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I am currently making the softly spiced nuts from the Eat, drink and be vegan cookbook. They smell good!

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23 kristen @ verbs and vignettes December 10, 2011 at 3:50 pm

i love the flavor of sharp white cheddar with lentils! when i had lentils in the fridge for a long run, i would top a baked potato with lentils and super sharp cheddar.

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24 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio December 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Spiced, even toasted nuts can take dishes to a new level. Your salad look crisp and fresh!

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25 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles December 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I love how you combined the Sweet Potatoe Soup with lentils…sounds hearty and delish! At lunch out yesterday, my spinach salad had sliced almonds sprinkled on top…oh so good!

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26 Emily J December 10, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Hey Kath!
Mama Pea at Peas and Thank You has an egg nog spiced nut recipe on her blog currently. I’m thinking of giving those a try myself!

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27 KathEats December 11, 2011 at 12:18 am

OH yeah! I saved that recipe

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28 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 10, 2011 at 4:17 pm

i LOVE spiced nuts on salads. Holy yum!!

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29 Laurie December 10, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Here’s a perfect holiday gift for Matt…

http://www.moolala.com/deals/id/TXMB99Z/beer-connoisseur

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30 KathEats December 11, 2011 at 12:18 am

Darn I can’t see the item

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31 Laurie December 12, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Go to Moolala.com its $19 for Two-Year Beer Connoisseur Magazine Subscription with Free Shipping ($51 Value

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32 Janet December 10, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I love that glass jar also and if you figure out where you or that got it I want to know that.

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33 S December 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I got that one locally, but you can find on-line. Its a Weck canning jar. http://store.kaufmann-mercantile.com/collections/all/products/weck-canning-jars-round

Kath, I was convinced it got lost in the mail. I’m glad to see that it got to you. I thought you might make ONO in it. I use mine as bowls because I find the shape so pleasing:)

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34 KathEats December 11, 2011 at 12:20 am

Sam thanks so much!!! I’m sorry I haven’t blogged about it until now – it’s been doing good use storing my nuts, but you’re right I should eat out of it soon!

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35 Clare @ SweetnSimple December 10, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Looove spiced nuts.. gorgeous little jar too :)

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36 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 10, 2011 at 4:46 pm

The spiced nuts made it! <– they usually do for me too

Something about them, mmm….good!

Glad you had a nice 'n mellow yoga sesh and catchup with Amy, too!

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37 Angel7 December 10, 2011 at 5:25 pm

You like the chestnut tea… Maybe you should attempt roasting chestnuts :) Tis’ the season!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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38 Erin December 10, 2011 at 5:41 pm

I have the stuff for Mama Pea’s Eggnog Spiced Nuts on my grocery list. So excited to try them!

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39 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats December 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I need some glass containers like that! I’ve been using old peanut butter or applesauce jars, but they just don’t do the trick!

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40 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 10, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever tried spiced nuts, but I love candied almonds on salads! Especially with pear or apple and a sharp cheese. :D

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41 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles December 10, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I really need to start eating more salads again! Yours looks so delish! It’s just tough to wrap my head around the idea on chilly December days, haha!

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42 esmemerrie December 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm

lemon is just so refreshing! I haven’t been using it enough lately!

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43 Blessing @ Working Mom Journal December 10, 2011 at 7:21 pm

I notice you always have leftovers for lunch, thats an awesome way to save money and avoid waste. Have a great holiday.

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44 Jess December 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm

just because I’m curious, how do people know where to send things when they mail goodies? I assume you don’t post your address anywhere for privacy purposes.

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45 KathEats December 11, 2011 at 12:20 am

Things get sent to the bakery : )

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46 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn December 10, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Imagine seriously makes the most magical easy heat-up soups. I also like their butternut bisque. Much love.

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47 Jacquie December 10, 2011 at 11:25 pm

They’re not as sugary sweet, but I have a spiced pecan recipe linked below that I use for my morning breakfast “sundaes” as a topping, as a snack or on salads. If you try them, I hope you like them :)

http://sweetonwallstreet.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/spiced-pecans/

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48 KathEats December 11, 2011 at 12:20 am

Thanks!!

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49 Khushboo December 11, 2011 at 1:14 am

Love nuts on salad, especially candied!

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