Make It Fancy!

November 21, 2008

After a trip to Winthrop and back, Anna and I went to visit Karen, hung out and made a yummy lunch: sardines (ewwwwwww!!), kale chips, toast + apple.


I whipped up a sardine salad with my usual tuna ingredients (minus the red curry powder): 1 can lemon olive oil sardines, 1 carrot, 1/2 a bell pepper, capers, mustard, hot sauce + S&P. She LOVED it!


But she REALLY loved kale chips!!


We also had some toasted Great Harvest High 5 bread


And an apple with Barney Butter



I also found this lovely package of ProBars on my doorstep!!!! They’re 100% real food – can’t wait to try ’em out!


The mail truck just drove by – gotta go check it!

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1 Betsy November 21, 2008 at 3:06 pm

I bought a beautiful bunch of kale last week at my farmer’s market with the intention of making kale chips, but within a day in my fridge, it went completely wilted. No chips for me. Has this happened to anyone? I know it can wilt, but it happened so incredibly fast!


2 Oh She Glows November 21, 2008 at 3:12 pm

Oh wow Pro Bars…I haven’t heard of them before!

Did a special person deliver them to you? :)

I haven’t tried Kale yet but I have it on my list. Kath you have inspired me to try out many new foods! Thank you!



3 Runeatrepeat November 21, 2008 at 3:14 pm

I love making kale chips for people for the first – they either love them or hate them.

I saw those probars on another blog recently and am curious to hear how they are :)


4 HangryPants November 21, 2008 at 3:24 pm

I am so glad you finally got the ProBars! I hope you enjoy them as much and Mark and I did!


P.S. Try the banana first!


5 ashley (sweet & natural) November 21, 2008 at 3:26 pm

I had kale chips three times last week! They’re so fun and tasty!


6 Betsy in Pittsburgh November 21, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Betsy: I bought bunch of kale that I had for over a week and a half that was still chip-make-able, and turned out quite nice. Must have been something amiss with your bunch!

And funny, I only have known 2 other Betsy’s ever!


7 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) November 21, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Hey Kath–can’t wait to hear the review on ProBars!


8 VeggieGirl November 21, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Lovely lunch!!

Enjoy the bars!!


9 Moran November 21, 2008 at 3:42 pm

I have never tried kale before either!
Your lunch is such a good example of volume eating!


10 Sarah November 21, 2008 at 3:44 pm

I’m so confused about kale chips. What are they and how do I make them!


11 Ange C. November 21, 2008 at 3:54 pm

kath- thx for answering my quesiton about the BB. Have a great weekend. 😉


12 Ange C. November 21, 2008 at 3:55 pm

Sarah- check out Kale Chips on the right hand side under her Recipe section.


13 Mel November 21, 2008 at 3:58 pm

Enjoy your bars, they look and sound interesting!


14 Andrea (Off Her Cork) November 21, 2008 at 4:00 pm

I have a Probar in my pantry that I haven’t tried yet. But I’m pretty excited to try it out soon!!

That lunch looks so yummy! Straight from a bistro 😀


15 Maggie November 21, 2008 at 4:06 pm

Sardine salad looks great! Yay for real food :)


16 Kristina November 21, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Wow, besides the fact that i could never eat a sardine, your whole spread looks incredibly delicious.. And you take food photography so well


17 Nellie November 21, 2008 at 4:12 pm

Mmm lunch looks fabulous! (and sunny!)

I still haven’t tried your kale chips, I really need to make them!

Enjoy the ProBars, I’ve heard great things about them!


18 Allison K November 21, 2008 at 4:19 pm

You’ll have to let us know how those probars are. I see them at the local coffeeshop my hub and I visit…I always eye them….then eye the pastry case…and turn and run before I buy both! :)
have a great weekend!


19 Sarah November 21, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Um, I want to come stay at Kath’s Spa…this looks like the best vaca ever.


20 Biz November 21, 2008 at 4:36 pm

Hum, I haven’t heard of Probars before – I’ll have to check them out.

Happy Friday all!


21 Andrea Hubbell November 21, 2008 at 4:48 pm

Beautiful photos!!! I have got to try the kale chips…


22 eliza November 21, 2008 at 5:18 pm

ive always wanted to try a pro bar,let me know how you like them:) sardines i actually love them:)not many do.


23 Teenage Veg Head November 21, 2008 at 6:00 pm

wow that lunch looks soo good!


24 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 21, 2008 at 6:05 pm

Those ProBars look so good! Enjoy!


25 alex November 21, 2008 at 6:25 pm

I don’t know if i just had a bad experience, but I tried the kettle corn pro bar and it was disgusting…..


26 amyswim November 21, 2008 at 6:42 pm

Your blog is just amazing.

This isn’t the first/won’t be the last time I say that but I can’t help it–I looove it and always get great ideas from it…your future clients will be SO lucky to have you as their dietician!

That being said, any tried-and-true recipe ideas for italian vegetarian dishes? The people I work with are FASCINATED with my vegetarianism and therefore, I get many questions about it / meal ideas.



27 thepinkpeppercorn November 21, 2008 at 7:34 pm

Once again, what an awesome lunch!


28 Mara November 21, 2008 at 7:35 pm

I’ve never tried kale, and might need to try it prepared the way you did! looks great!


29 carolinebee November 21, 2008 at 7:36 pm

What a great meal!! Anna must want to move in after all this gym, bakery, oatmeal-y goodness! 😀


30 Katelyn November 21, 2008 at 8:42 pm

Your lunch pictures are so pretty! The pictures of your kale always make me wish that I liked it.


31 daphna November 21, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Betsy, you can still make kale chips with wilted kale. :)


32 Kath November 21, 2008 at 8:54 pm



A few suggestions –

Eggplant Parm:

Rachel Ray’s Eggplant Stew with Honey Raisin Polenta:

(Sorry they both involve eggplant)



33 noelle November 21, 2008 at 11:13 pm

How do you make the kale chips? I tried to find the recipe on your blog but couldn’t find it.

Love your blog by the way, great motivation to eat healthier..


34 bobbi November 22, 2008 at 1:49 am

I got some PROBARS in the mail too:) I can’t wait to hear what you think, I like them there amazing just don’t know how much better they are then others, still researching!


35 amyswim November 22, 2008 at 9:35 am

Thanks Kath!


36 runjess November 22, 2008 at 3:27 pm

I’m impressed that you still have those macaroons. Mine are long gone.


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