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November 8, 2009

I am so humbled. In disbelief! Thank you to the thousands of you who must have voted for me!!

KERF won Best Food Blog tonight!!!! 2+ years. 3x per day. 700+ meals. Thank you!!

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Tonight’s dinner was put on by Outstanding In The Field, which took place in Greenleaf’s produce warehouse.

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Totally me:

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There were Shrimp Fries (crackers?) on every table to much on

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And menus

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Cheers!

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We all started with some of Bonny Doon white wine

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The passed aps were some kind of delicious tuna puree.

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Followed by a pickled veggie platter

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And more wine!

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The soup course was a little cold, but the flavor made up for it :mrgreen:

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Then came the calamari!! Cooked with veggies and udon noodles, which were so slimy and perfect.

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I especially loved the tableside sparkling water!

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And the blogger wild side

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Entrees arrived with a garlic + curry crusted salmon

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And a Mushroom Risotto

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Both were excellent!!!!

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So was the red wine

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And the Brussels sprouts…OMG!!!!!!

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Phenomenal

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The last entree was beef + oxtail, which I thought was actually pretty delicious. Very tender!

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Dessert was rice pudding with local pears….mmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!

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Then came the Foodbuzz Awards!!!

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Jenna won “Blogger most likely to have a cooking show” and Tina reaped in multiple awards with “Blogger you would most like to have a drink with” and ” best healthy living blog” among others! Caitlin + Operation Beautiful won for “best humanitarian effort”!

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And needless to say I was totally FLOORED to win Best Food Blog. Guess all of those meals posted over 2.26 years was worth it. Thank you voters. Thank you readers. Thank you Foodbuzz!!!!!

I had a little celebratory dessert wine on the way out!!

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Once back at the hotel, Jenna, Tina and all decided on a celebratory drink + dessert!!! The chocolate torte was fantastic!!

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And I got a Manhattan, extra sweet!!!!!!!

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With FOUR cherries!!

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Jenna and I can barely type in our beds, so we’re off to bed. Too bad it’s 11:42 instead of 9:42 tonight!!

Today was one of the best days of my life. I’m sorry for it to end!!

xoxo,
KERF

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1 Rachael November 8, 2009 at 3:06 am

Congratulations Kath! That’s so awesome!

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2 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama November 8, 2009 at 3:07 am

Soo cool!! Congratulations!!! You deserve it =)

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3 Tay November 8, 2009 at 3:07 am

Congrats!!! That is amazing and very much deserved :-)

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4 happyshoes November 8, 2009 at 3:10 am

Congratulations, Kath!!! That award is well-deserved.

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5 Diana November 8, 2009 at 3:14 am

Congratulations Kath!! :) That’s so awesome.
All the food looks amazing and I’m a little jealous we don’t have these kind of events here in Portugal.

Again, congrats!

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6 Jennifer May 12, 2012 at 10:37 am

Portugal is AMAZING and blows anything in the US away… are you kidding me?!

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7 Lara (Thinspired) November 8, 2009 at 3:29 am

CONGRATS, Kath! I voted for you :) You so clearly deserve it!

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8 Mama Pea November 8, 2009 at 3:42 am

You are the Queen. Congratulations, my friend.

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9 Michelle November 8, 2009 at 4:00 am

Congratulations.

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10 Madelin @ What is for breakfast? November 8, 2009 at 4:15 am

Wow Awesome! Well done! I voted for you ;). I think the calamari looks the yummiest! I’m hungry just looking at all this amazing food!

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11 Lexi November 8, 2009 at 5:10 am

kath! congratulations! I am so happy for you. you totally deserve the win. your blog is so amazing and inspiring for me. I love it! enjoy the rest of the foodbuzz weekend!
-Lexi

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12 Hillary November 8, 2009 at 5:14 am

The award was most-definitely well-deserved! I am so jealous of all the fun you food bloggers are having this weekend – enjoy!

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13 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) November 8, 2009 at 5:52 am

Congrats, Kath! :)

Jenn

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14 Erica November 8, 2009 at 6:00 am

CONGRATS!!!!

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15 MelissaNibbles November 8, 2009 at 6:08 am

Congratulations!

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16 Leah @ Simply fabulous November 8, 2009 at 6:15 am

Congrats Kath!! You definitely deserved the title!!!

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17 christie @ honoring health November 8, 2009 at 6:23 am

Congratulations, you deserve it!

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18 Marina November 8, 2009 at 6:24 am

Congratulations! you deserve it :)
and food looks amazing!

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19 Simply Life November 8, 2009 at 6:46 am

Congratulations!!!!

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20 Susan November 8, 2009 at 6:56 am

Congraaaaaatsssss!!! you are so, 100%, totally deserving of the award and every single vote you got (including mine ;) ) The food you make is not only delicious and gorgeous, but you’re one of the many bloggers who helped me see that happy, healthy women eat REAL food!! :D

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21 sarah (ghost world) November 8, 2009 at 7:02 am

CONGRATS KATH!!!!! woohoooo!!!!!!!!!

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22 Julie November 8, 2009 at 7:18 am

Congrats Kath, it was very well deserved! You pracitce what you preach and you’re real, that’s why I voted for you ;)

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23 Shannon November 8, 2009 at 7:18 am

Congratulations! A well deserved win!

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24 Alison November 8, 2009 at 7:32 am

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Totally deserved, you rock girlfriend!

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25 Jean November 8, 2009 at 7:35 am

Kath,
You so deserved that award! You were my first food blog and I have come back daily and watched your blog just get better and better everyday for the last 6 months!

The dedication you put into you blog shows!

From a very appreciative reader and someone you’ve inspired,
Jean

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26 Mom November 8, 2009 at 7:48 am

Congratulations!

Love, MOM

PS. And note the blue willow dishes!

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27 Kristin (Kristins Nibbles) November 8, 2009 at 7:56 am

CONGRATS!!! You deserve it =)

and all those pics are making me DROOL…

xo
K

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28 Food Makes Fun Fuel November 8, 2009 at 7:58 am

Congratulations! You deserve it!

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29 Diana(mymarblerye) November 8, 2009 at 8:00 am

Congrats! BTW I love how there are multiple cameras on the dining tables! :)

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30 Kelly from Bridges and Bites November 8, 2009 at 8:00 am

Way to go, KATH!!!!!!!!!! What an awesome night and a well deserved award!

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31 dorothy November 8, 2009 at 8:05 am

congrats!!! definitely well deserved ;)

and i love the cmnt from your mom heheh

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32 Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels) November 8, 2009 at 8:09 am

Congrats and thank you for brightening up our days with awesome yummy posts!

Barbara

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33 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 8, 2009 at 8:13 am

Congrats Kath! You deserved to win!

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34 Ryan @ Greens for Good November 8, 2009 at 8:16 am

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You definitely, definitely deserve it!

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35 M November 8, 2009 at 8:20 am

I am SO happy for ALL the most wonderful things that are happening in your life! I mostly just stalk around, but I’m a loyal reader and really enjoy your blog. I made your Potato soup just just night. It was a hit! Best to you!

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36 CaSaundra November 8, 2009 at 8:21 am

You rock Kath!!! Way to go! :-) Keep on bloggin!!

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37 candice November 8, 2009 at 8:24 am

CONGRATULATIONS! Your food blog definitely deserves that award. Healthy living, amazing (and nutritious) recipes, beautiful photography… everything in one blog :D Shrimp crackers are sooo good; I used to eat them every day. Everything looks fantastic! Have fun!

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38 G. November 8, 2009 at 8:28 am

Way to go! Congratulations!

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39 Libby November 8, 2009 at 8:49 am

Congrats Kath!

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40 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 8, 2009 at 8:53 am

Yay!!!! Congrats!!

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41 Alison November 8, 2009 at 8:55 am

Congratulations!
The award is well deserved.

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42 Niki November 8, 2009 at 8:58 am

Congrats girl!! That’s awesome!!

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43 Stacey November 8, 2009 at 9:01 am

Yayyyyyyyyyy!!!! You shouldn’t be floored, you have an awesome blog! Keep up the great work :)

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44 Sarah R November 8, 2009 at 9:03 am

Awe :) Congratulations Kath. You absolutely deserve it! Love the 2.26… always throwing it out there :)

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45 katherine (blissful-body) November 8, 2009 at 9:04 am

yippee for you kath! congratulations on the win! excellent photos from the event, too!

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46 Katie November 8, 2009 at 9:10 am

Congrats! Excellent photos, excellent food and excellent company. Sounds like a blast. You deserve the award. You are so dedicated. Congrats and enjoy it!

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47 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans November 8, 2009 at 9:17 am

congrats kath! what a perfect evening!

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48 Wendy November 8, 2009 at 9:27 am

CONGRATS!! I have no idea how you find time to do it all, so it is a well-deserved award! Glad you are having such a wonderful time in San Fran.

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49 Cynthia (It All Changes) November 8, 2009 at 9:32 am

Congrats!

Those brussell sprouts looks like Heaven. No wonder you enjoyed them.

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50 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope November 8, 2009 at 9:40 am

CONGRATULATIONS KATH!!! You 100% deserve this award. You spend so much time and effort on this blog and we appreciate it so much! I’m just glad we could reward you in some way for everything you do. :)

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51 Justy2003 November 8, 2009 at 9:40 am

Looks like an amazing time in San Francisco! So glad you’re enjoying it. And congratulations on your award…you definitely deserve it for all the hard work you put into blogging!

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52 Jenna November 8, 2009 at 9:47 am

congrats kath =)
jenna

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53 Katharina November 8, 2009 at 9:57 am

Congratulations my dear! Your blog is really wonderful :)

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54 BethT November 8, 2009 at 10:01 am

Way to go. You work hard and it obviously pays off! Thanks for being a blogspiration :)

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55 Suzanne November 8, 2009 at 10:05 am

Congrats, Kath! That’s awesome.

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56 Krissy (Single Serving) November 8, 2009 at 10:07 am

Congratulations!! So amazing and exciting.

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57 Angie November 8, 2009 at 10:09 am

Yay Kath!! Congratulations! So well deserved!!

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58 laura dishes November 8, 2009 at 10:20 am

Congrats on the award! It has been so much fun to read about your weekend in San Fran!

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59 KatieMoo November 8, 2009 at 10:39 am

CONGRATS! You rock, Kath!

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60 Stephanie November 8, 2009 at 10:47 am

Way more than 700 meals!

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61 Katy @ These Beautiful Feet November 8, 2009 at 10:47 am

That’s amazing Kath, so happy for you! It must be an amazing feeling to find that what you put out there everyday is being read, and that people love it! I’m so happy you’ve had an amazing trip, amazing food and now you are an award winner! Congratulations on winning for best food blog. I can’t wait to see what the next 2 1/2 years brings!

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62 Diana November 8, 2009 at 10:50 am

Congratulations!! We’re going to have to have a celebratory dinner when you get back! :)

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63 ShelbyL November 8, 2009 at 11:03 am

While I have rarely commented on your postings, I have read every single one for a daily inspiration for 2 years…you completely deserve this award and I want to congratulate you on such a monumental achievement!! Way to go.

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64 Anne K. November 8, 2009 at 11:35 am

Wow, congrats! That’s a huge honor :) The dinner pics are gorgeous–it looks like an amazing night!

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65 Amy November 8, 2009 at 11:37 am

Congrats Kath!!! I am so happy for you. I want you to know that I LOVE your blog! I just came across it the other day and I am hooked! Keep up the awesome work and enjoy the rest of your time in San Fran!!!

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66 Gelareh @ Orange Truffle November 8, 2009 at 11:42 am

Congrats!

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67 Kailey (SnackFace) November 8, 2009 at 11:42 am

Woohoo!!! CONGRATS, Kath!! You are more than deserving of this! I wouldn’t have started my blog had it not been for yours, and i know a lot of people could probably say that.

Have a fabulous Sunday in San Fran!

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68 Joelle (The Pancake Girl) November 8, 2009 at 11:57 am

Congrats Kath!!! I’m super happy for you!:)

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69 Marla November 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Bravo,enjoy the accolades!

Is there an actual prize gift as well?

Enjoy :)

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70 Jen - This Vegetarian Life November 8, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Congrats! You definitely deserve it! Yay!

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71 Kristi November 8, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Congrats on your award, Kath! Looks like you girls are having a great time…so much good looking food!!

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72 Allie November 8, 2009 at 12:17 pm

very much deserved. congrats!

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73 Allison November 8, 2009 at 12:18 pm

congrats, kath! you definitely deserve it!! keep up the great work; we’ll be reading!

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74 Bree November 8, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Congrats! Enjoy the win!

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75 caronae November 8, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Congratulations! That is so awesome, and you totally deserve it!
PS — the dinner looks amazing!

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76 Christina November 8, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Wooohooo congrats on your award! This blog is awesome and you totally deserve it :)

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77 lynn (The Actors Diet) November 8, 2009 at 12:25 pm

yay kath! you totally deserve it; your food blog was the first i discovered more than a year ago and inspired me to start my own.

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78 Janna (Just Flourishing) November 8, 2009 at 12:26 pm

CONGRATS KATH!!!! You totally deserve it. Way to go!

And all that food looks delicious!

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79 Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl November 8, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Congrats, Kath! You SO deserve it!!! All your hard work has paid off!!! Yay!!

Hugs,
Michele

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80 Cynthia November 8, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Congrats on the award!

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81 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 8, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Congrats on the award!

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82 Kasey (Fit For Wellness) November 8, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Congrats Kath!!! You totally deserve it. :)

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83 Kiersten November 8, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Congrats Kath!

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84 cookienurse November 8, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Congrats, very well deserved!

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85 Kate November 8, 2009 at 1:43 pm

You totally deserve it! Congratulations!

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86 Renee November 8, 2009 at 1:54 pm

CONGRATS!!!!!!!! =)

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87 Tracey November 8, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Congrats, Kath!! So well deserved. :)

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88 Tamara Lea November 8, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Congratulations!! I love your blog, and I love that there is never a shortage of posts to read. Your committment to your readers is truly appreciated!!

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89 Jemima November 8, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Amazing! I really wanted you to win so that’s great!

Jem

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90 Erica November 8, 2009 at 2:29 pm

You SHOULD be so proud!!! Congratulations to you and KathEats!!! How wonderful to be rewarded and recognized for something that you have put SO MUCH of yourself, your time, and your heart into. It just goes to show that when you love what you do and you work hard at it, you will reap the benefits. So proud of you and SO excited for you. I hope you know that this award just officially confirms what the rest of us know. You go, girl ;-) Awesome.

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91 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) November 8, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Congratulations Kath! You deserve every last bit(e) of recognition for your wonderful, helpful, and inspiring blog. Keep the glorious posts and meals coming!

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92 Jenna November 8, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Congrats, Kath!!! You deserve this award a million times over. You can tell you love blogging and it shows through you amazing dedication.

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93 Rebekah November 8, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Hi Kath! I’m a total lurker, but I love your blog and you completely deserve to win! Congrats!!!

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94 Lyn November 8, 2009 at 3:28 pm

You totally deserve this Kath. Your blog is amazing, your food is inspiring and has changed many lives, I am sure. I would never have been adventurous enough to start eating healthy, new foods without your inspiration! Now I love real food, too!

Congrats!

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95 Kathleen November 8, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Congratulations! So excited that you have been acknowledged and rewarded for your dedication to your readers and for your love of everything food and healthy. Totally deserved, celebrating in CA right along side of you. Woohoo!

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96 Erica November 8, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Congrats on your very much deserved award your blog is wonderful. :)

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97 Lauren @ eater not a runner November 8, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Congrats! Your blog is great, you deserve it!

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98 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats November 8, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Congratulations Kath – you truly deserve it. I look forward to reading your blog each and everyday!

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99 Katie November 8, 2009 at 7:35 pm

Hi Kath!

I want to join in and extend my heartiest congratulations on this huge accoloade. I am certain there will be many more to come. You are so very deserving of this award – you are creative and talented and you work hard every day to inspire your readers (and you remain sweet despite your success.)

Enjoy!
Katie

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100 Tieghan November 8, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Hi Kath!

WOW!! CONGRATS!! You really deserve this!! you have worked so hard! You are amazing!!

HAVE FUN:)
Tieghan

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101 Priyanka November 8, 2009 at 7:59 pm

A well deserved award!!

Congratulations Kath!!!

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102 Willow November 8, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Congratulations, you deserve to be recognized!

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103 Emily Beth November 8, 2009 at 8:38 pm

I’ve never commented before but I have been reading your blog every day for the past 6 months. You’ve inspired me and helped me to get through a tough time in my life (bulimia). Thank you for eating REAL food, writing REAL words, and being a REAL woman. On behalf of all the readers you’ve acquired and thus inspired- congrats! You deserve this award more than you’ll ever know.

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104 Lisa November 8, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Congratulations!! I only started reading your blog recently, but I love it and can definitely tell the award is well deserved.

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105 Eileen November 8, 2009 at 8:56 pm

CONGRATULATIONS! I’m also a fairly new reader, but got attached very quickly. You do good work!

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106 Angela November 8, 2009 at 10:01 pm

So proud of you and the girls!!! Congrats!
That picture at the top of the post is ADORABLE….you look so humbled and happy accepting your award…and the girls are looking on with such pride on their faces.

So cute to have that captured on camera!!! Wish I could have been there to see. Enjoy your glow!

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107 Danica November 8, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Yeah!! Congrats on the win – so glad all your hard work paid off and was rewarded :) I totally agree about the brussel sprouts – they might just be the BEST brussel sprouts I’ve ever had.

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108 BroccoliHut November 9, 2009 at 12:22 am

Congratulations, Kath! You’ve earned this recognition:)

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109 Whit November 9, 2009 at 9:33 am

Congrats on the award Kath! You totally deserved it! :D

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110 john caplan November 9, 2009 at 10:28 am

congratulations! that’s a great win!

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111 Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life November 9, 2009 at 10:29 am

Congrats!! You deserve it!

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112 Alan November 9, 2009 at 11:33 am

Kath: Congrats. Well deserved!!!!! – Alan

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113 Chelsea November 9, 2009 at 12:00 pm

I know I texted you this, but I’m seriously crying. Congrats-you so deserve it!

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114 Carolyn November 9, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Congrats on the win!

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115 Alicia November 9, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Congrats! I’m so happy for you!!!
P.S. I’m also the one who eats all of the celery ;)

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116 Tara November 12, 2009 at 11:59 am

Kath! I’m so happy for you! I loved reading you back in the CK days (I’m geekrunner :) ) and I love love LOVE your new blog! I got all inspired a while ago and started my own!

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117 Meal Makeover Mom Janice November 13, 2009 at 10:43 am

Congrats Kath! Love your photography. Sorry we weren’t able to meet at the Foodbuzz dinner. Maybe next time…

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