More Black + Orange

October 31, 2011

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I did Chris’s Body Pump this morning to scare myself. My biceps are already fearing next week!

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Then I cooked a sweet potato to celebrate more orange! 26 minutes in a 375* oven and cooked to a perfect crisp. Olive oil rub, salt, cinnamon and cayenne are my favorite seasonings. Plus a drizzle of maple syrup on these!

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Served with grapes

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And some leftover veggies from last night. Although I love many vegetables, this rather plain broccoli and eggplant did not compare to the deliciousness of the rest of the lunch. So I added some maple syrup to them too!

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For a protein punch, I ended with a cup of cottage cheese topped with some Rhubarb Orange marmalade [gift from a blog reader this summer!] and Cluster.

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That little skull has been haunting me all day!

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Sure hope we get some trick-or-treaters tonight!

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1 Kerry October 31, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Nice lunch! Its 6pm in the UK and I’m literally sitting here waiting for them! Hurry trick or treaters! Before I start eating the sweets!

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2 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot October 31, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I used to really like eggplant but lately, it’s just plain scary to me ;) However, I would go for that bowl of cottage cheese plus jam and clusters!

Happy Halloween lunch!

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3 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats October 31, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Mmm that cottage cheese dish sounds good! :) Are you guys handing out GH goodies to your trick or treaters?

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4 KathEats October 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Just plain old candy – I don’t know if parents like baked goods?

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5 Abby October 31, 2011 at 3:53 pm

True! I forgot about that! :)

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6 Lynn @ the actor's diet October 31, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I just found out my hood is one of the most popular ones in la for trick or treaters! I have to go get more candy now…

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7 Caitlyn October 31, 2011 at 1:01 pm

For lunch I had a sandwich on GH bread!! The bread was the highlight of my day, only because the closest GH is 2 hours away and I haven’t had it in months! I bought an extra loaf to stash in the freezer. Don’t want to be without!

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8 Emily@SavoryandSavage October 31, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I rarely get any trick ‘o treaters – there are too many houses around my place that must give out the good stuff:-)

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9 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 31, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I hope we get trick or treaters too! We didn’t get any last year but I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this year! Those sweet potatoes look so good! I’m loving your festive placemat! :)

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10 Sana October 31, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Hahah, I am hoping we get a few kids so I can have some extra candy ;)

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11 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) October 31, 2011 at 1:10 pm

delicious looking lunch! happy halloween!

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12 Jessica / Green Skies and Sugar Trips October 31, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I bake sweet potatoes all the time, but have never roasted them….and I don’t know why…hmmmmm
Your’s look positively delicious. Now I think I need to try them your way. The sweet and slightly spicy combo sounds divine! :-)

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13 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 31, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Thank you for reminding me about cottage cheese! it’s one of those things I don’t buy very often but I LOVE it. (It was also something I loathed as a kid… something about clumpy white solids is just not appealing to children… and many adults too!!)

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14 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 31, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Everything’s better with a little maple syrup, I agree.

I hope you get some trick or treaters, too. We’re doing Halloween tonight with my daughter. She’s so excited to get dressed up. 4.5 years old…Halloween is a big deal :)

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15 Amanda October 31, 2011 at 1:25 pm

“I did Chris’s Body Pump this morning to scare myself.” haha From what you’ve posted, his class would scare me too!

We don’t really get trick or treaters in my neighborhood, I think because it’s mostly apartment buildings. I might venture over to my parents’ side of town so I can hand out (and eat!) some candy. :)

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16 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl October 31, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Syrup to make everything delicious. LOL.
Sweet potato sounds really good right now. Too bad I don’t have any right now.Okay…. time to raid the fridge. It is after all, lunch time for me. *tummy growl*

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17 Tami@Nutmeg Notebok October 31, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Sweet potatoes are a favorite of mine! No handing out candy to trick or treaters for us we are opting for a movie instead! Happy Haunting!

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18 Jen October 31, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Do you lean towards getting your protein from non-meat sources at lunch? I notice you usually don’t add meat to your lunches.

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19 KathEats October 31, 2011 at 3:50 pm

I don’t like deli meat that much and wouldn’t want to cook anything. I’ll have it as tuna/salmon or if we have leftovers.

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20 kathleen @ the daily crumb October 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm

what a halloween-y lunch! this is our first year in our house (just like you guys!)… so we don’t know how many trick-or-treaters we will see, but from what we’ve heard, there are TONS of kids in this neighborhood. we are stocked up with candy!! sure hope not too much is left over…

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21 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather October 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I love the festive colors! It’s definitely a sweet potato kinda day.

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22 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 31, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I LOVE sweet potatoes! SO yumm.

It IS a BodyPUMP kinda day around here too ;) Hehe.

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23 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 31, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Oh my that lunch looks so delicious! So easy and simple yet so incredibly delicious!

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24 katie @KatieDid October 31, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Making scary muscles with Chris’ body pump! (in a good way ;) )

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25 Susan H. October 31, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I love your Hallowe’en themed breakfast and lunch ideas! Two of my neighbours are busy creating and putting the finishing touches on their ‘Haunted Houses’. One literally has bats and witches that fly over your head as you approach the house…a coffin opening as you pass the ‘graveyard’ and spooky music filling the air. This is the first year my other neighbour is ‘constructing ‘ their Hallowe’en themed entrance way…not sure what to expect…can’t wait to check them both out with my boys! Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles

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26 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 31, 2011 at 1:56 pm

You are the reason I cut my sweet potatoes into circles now when I want quick “fries.” Such a simple yet genius idea :)

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27 lauren October 31, 2011 at 1:57 pm

that lunch looks yummy! wish you would refer to blog readers by their names though :)

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28 Lena @Fit on the Rocks October 31, 2011 at 2:08 pm

That looks so good. I need to learn how to cook more vegetables in new ways. Steamed and stirfried gets old real quick.

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29 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio October 31, 2011 at 2:10 pm

That marmalade sounds great!

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30 Vivi @My.Beautiful.Air October 31, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Yum!

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31 Johanna B October 31, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Glad to see the cottage cheese. I eat it quite often. I’ve taken to buying the organic though to avoid the antibiotics and hormones in some dairy products.

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32 Emily October 31, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Rhubarb Orange Marmalade? I’ve got to keep that in mind once rhubarb comes back in season. Happy Halloween!

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33 Tricia October 31, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I have never thought to eat the skins on sweet poatoes – are the similar to the skins on a russet potato? I hate peeling potatoes!

*I have read over my post many times trying to figure out the right way to spell potato(e). I always remember by grandma saying my potato has a to because I don’t eat toes :)

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34 KathEats October 31, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Don’t know if I’ve ever peeled a potato in my lief!

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35 Jen October 31, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Ditto – the skins are the best part! Fiber too :)

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36 JenATX November 1, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Whoa I’m so jealous… I remember this was the dreaded task give to us by my mom growing up on Thanksgiving. We used to hide so we wouldn’t have to peel any potatoes lol

Question: do you find that when you work out your arms/shoulders/or back really intensely one day you are tired for the rest of the day? After I work them out in the AM i feel like every task is so much more difficult; getting dressed, picking up my back-pack, opening heavy doors. Any way to solve this or do I just have to tough it out?

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37 KathEats November 2, 2011 at 7:39 am

A little bit…like when I’m showering right after the workout. but not too much later in the day!

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38 Kelly (meatlesswithaman.blogspot.com) November 1, 2011 at 8:03 am

I peel sweet potatoes but not regular potatoes. I also never thought about leaving the skin on sweets! Hooray for a time saver!

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39 Joanne October 31, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Good luck with the trick or treaters. If we don’t get any, the candy is all mine! Ah Ha!
I kind of think that was my excuse for buying it in the first place since the dog will scare anyone away. Oh well.

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40 Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel October 31, 2011 at 3:03 pm

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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41 Anna @ On Anna's Plate October 31, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Yum– love your plate o’ veggies! This is our first year in our new house, so we don’t know if we get trick or treaters or not– I guess y’all are the same way! I hope we get some!

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42 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning October 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm

So, almost all of the tracks on the latest BP release seem ridiculously hard compared to others from the past (mainly the squats, chest, lunges and biceps) but the biceps KILL ME this time!! I have to literally talk myself into not stopping each time we do it! I really hope it gets easier SOON!

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43 KathEats October 31, 2011 at 3:50 pm

I LOVED the new release!! I felt like the tracks were just the right balance. When I was to my breaking point we switched directions. The music was just OK this time

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44 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count October 31, 2011 at 3:40 pm

We don’t usually get a lot of trick or treaters. I’ve got lots of goodies though, so I hope they show up!

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45 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 31, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Cottage cheese. Hmm. I’ve never had it, and while I know it’s good for you, I just cannot bring myself to try it–the consistency freaks me out too much! Any tips?

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46 Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 31, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I miss Body Pump! Such a great class!

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47 Kathleen October 31, 2011 at 4:33 pm

We don’t get a lot of trick-or-treaters – I think the hill that my house is on is a deterrent for the kiddies and parents. Too much work for candy- Lucky for me that I end up with all the treats! Happy Halloween!

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48 Molly @ RDexposed October 31, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Note to self: add maple syrup to sweet potato coins… Thanks!

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49 TeenyLittleSuperChef October 31, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I’m pretty sure drenching anything in maple syrup will make it taste better. Eggplant is no exception. Are you wearing your witch costume again to pass out candy to trick-or-treaters or are you going to bust out some other little outfit?
Happy Halloween!

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50 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) October 31, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Those sweet potatoes look great. I’m adding that to our menu this week. Have a great Halloween!

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51 Kim October 31, 2011 at 8:51 pm

The sweet potatoes look amazing! I’m definitely making them soon. I love cottage cheese, too. :)

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52 Angel7 October 31, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I would love to be a trick-or-treater in your neighborhood :)

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53 Khushboo October 31, 2011 at 11:45 pm

The black char of the sweet potatoes add a nice festive touch :D

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54 Laura November 1, 2011 at 7:07 am

Maple syrup on broccoli? You sound like Buddy the Elf!

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55 Kelly (meatlesswithaman.blogspot.com) November 1, 2011 at 8:04 am

Hahaha!!!! I agree. I can’t put maple syrup on anything savory.

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56 Kelly (meatlesswithaman.blogspot.com) November 1, 2011 at 8:03 am

I like that you baked the potato for 26 minutes :).

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57 Meg November 1, 2011 at 11:38 am

Went to BP this am at 6- made me think of our BP bonding in c’ville. I hope to come down sometime this spring ;)

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58 KathEats November 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm
59 Lindsay November 2, 2011 at 5:29 pm

No trick or treaters for us this year :( again…S. Korea isn’t too big on celebrating Halloween! But my lil niece is going out for the first time ever this year so were mooching off her joy…she’s going as “brownie~locks” (like goldie locks, lol).
Oh~ and this parent told me a fantastic idea the other day about a Candy Fairy. Her daughter gets to select 10 pieces of candy from her bucket and then the Candy Fairy comes in the night to replace the rest of the candy with gifts, teaching her daughter to treat herself, but keep living healthfully. I thought this was an excellent idea!

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