Operation Foliage

October 28, 2010

Today is the peak of fall. A warm day with about 20% of the leaves on the ground and the other 80% sporting reds, yellows, golds, and oranges.


Matt and I decided to take a walk and capture some of the beauty for evermore.




Harder than it looks


Go, triceps, go!!


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There was lots of Halloween prep spotted

A little kitty warming up


He followed us!


Pumpkin carving



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And even a zombie!


The snack that fueled me: Alliebar!


I was hungry all day today – had a few pieces of dried fruit and nuts to tide me over as well.

[And then the sun set : (]

For dinner we ventured over to Faith + Tate’s!!


Per usual,the menu was simply gourmet!


Those fancy salts came out again!


And Faith made Better Basil Butter (go ask her what that means – it was complicated!)


We started the evening with a wee bit of Pinot


And dinner was served – Roasted Tofu, Baked Rosemary Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Broc + Cauli and Crusty Olive Bread.


Her tofu marinade was outstanding! I think nutritional yeast was involved!?


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Ma eats



Midway through dinner a second bottle of wine was opened. "This is how we do ittttt"

This bottle was compliments of Sarah + Josh for the party this weekend and it was FAB!




World Market Sea Salt Chocolate. OMG, this made me realize how much I’ve been missing dark chocolate in my life!!


And a sliced pink lady…have also been missing those!


Thanks to friends for the fun!!

[PS. Can you believe we went from local friends of Kate + Nate to Tate + Faith!? It’s crazy! I say them all wrong all the time!]


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1 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 28, 2010 at 10:04 pm

I love salted chocolate! Such a good treat.


2 Faith @ lovelyascharged October 28, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Gosh, it is so crazy hearing about another Faith in the blogging world! I used to think my name was so strange!!! The whole dinner looks absolutely amazing…I think I’d be happy having tofu + some form of roasted veggie every night for the rest of my life…er…this week 😉


3 Cookteen October 28, 2010 at 10:05 pm

I love this fall weather–the colorful tree make me so happy! :)

with love and cupcakes,



4 Estela @ Weekly Bite October 28, 2010 at 10:06 pm

I love Fall Foliage! Its so beautiful!

Nite :)


5 Meaghen October 28, 2010 at 10:08 pm

I never tire of looking at photos of fall foliage. The leaves are just so pretty!

That picture of Matt cracks me up. He looks hilarious!


6 Kiran October 28, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Lovely food, company and fall colors :) I miss all those biking tracks whilst visiting my sister and bro in law in the Netherlands. I love it that you can bike in such beautiful weather. The weather in Orlando still grosses me out. Its freaking on the higher 80s while we are closing into Nov!!!!!!!


7 Jessica @ The Process of Healing October 28, 2010 at 10:10 pm

You just can’t go wrong where chocolate is concerned..


8 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat October 28, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Ha, I love the zombie picture of the Husband :)


9 holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm

That crusty loaf of bread looks to die for!

Matt makes an excellent zombie!


10 Kristy @ KristyRuns October 28, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Sea salt chocolate?! Yum!

Can it be autumn all year long? Pretty please?


11 Lisa @bakebikeblog October 28, 2010 at 10:18 pm

What lovely fall photos indeed :)


12 Krystina (Organically Me) October 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Mmm, salted chocolate. This post is cute. :)


13 The Wife of a Dairyman October 28, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Okay, what is salted chocolate? Just what it sounds like? Yum, sweet and salty all at once? I’m going to have to find some now:) Looks like it would go perfectly with a glass of pinot!


14 Allie (Nutty FlexitALLIEan) October 28, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Wow that meal looks amazing! Jealous 😛


15 Emma October 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm

How tall are you?


16 Kath October 29, 2010 at 6:30 am



17 Christin L. October 28, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I LOVE Halloween decorations… our neighborhood has really gone all out! And I am quite envious of the beautiful color changing leaves! Here in Austin, TX we see a lot of green leaves go straight to brown. :)


18 diana October 28, 2010 at 10:33 pm

sea salt chocolate? wow… i dont think i’d like it but i would like to give a try!!


19 lynn (The Actors Diet) October 28, 2010 at 10:39 pm

that dinner looks terrific – reminds me of the stuff i’d make for friends!


20 Erin (Shortcut to bliss) October 28, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Is there anything tastier than dinner with friends?


21 Hannah October 28, 2010 at 10:50 pm

As someone who has (lots of) chocolate everyday, I don’t know how you went without it either! 😀 That tofu looks amazing… going to see if it’s up on her blog!


22 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) October 28, 2010 at 10:53 pm

I wish it was still fall here! There’s a chance there will be snow on the ground when I wake up tomorrow!! I love pink lady apples!


23 Kristen @ Kristen, Sweetly October 28, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Oh, zombies. Hahaha. Love the fall photos. I can’t believe Halloween is only one day away! The crazy weather is messing with me, I think.


24 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) October 28, 2010 at 11:04 pm

FOOOOliage! Looks like our cameras got their fair share of leaves today :) Love your triceps commentary + the faces on the trees.


25 Jess @ atasteofconfidence October 28, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Sea salt chocolate is sooooo good


26 Namaste Gurl October 28, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Yum– Do find out that pesto recipe, as well as the tofu marinade…. the whole meal looks delicious :)!

Glad you had a great day with the hubby!


27 Camille October 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm

I am loving all the fall colors. They look different from the colors here in Oregon. We have a lot of reds and oranges and less yellows.


28 Chelsea October 28, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Wooo! Now Matt’s representin’ the flip flops! :-)


29 Lea @ Healthy Coconut October 28, 2010 at 11:41 pm

“This is how we do ittttt”…after reading this, can’t get Montel Jordan’s song out of my head…ahhhh, get out of my head before I go to sleep.


30 Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey October 28, 2010 at 11:50 pm

All those trees are absolutely beautiful! I love fall. :) Dang, you are so lucky to have so many friends that eat like you do! That is beyond cool.


31 Marina October 29, 2010 at 12:23 am

i love sea salt chocolate! I just finished the Lindt one, it took me a while, but omg, it’s amazing.
Tofu and roasted veggies are such a simple, but a great combo!


32 Cara Craves... October 29, 2010 at 12:43 am

Looks like a good spread!
Have you carved your pumpkin yet?


33 Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) October 29, 2010 at 4:32 am

Such beautiful photos! Especially the one of Matt the Zombie! 😛
Gotta find some sea salt dark chocolate…I agree, I have no idea how you’ve managed without it!


34 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) October 29, 2010 at 5:22 am

Love all the pics! The fall is such a pretty time of year, it’s fun to take advantage of it with pictures! 😀

The meal looks fab, by the way! 😀


35 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 29, 2010 at 6:18 am

That tofu looks amazing! I need to be more creative with my marinades!


36 kaila October 29, 2010 at 6:26 am

wow that food looks delish! pink lady apple are my absolute fave! but they never have them in buffalo, ny ;(!


37 sarah (the SHU box) October 29, 2010 at 6:42 am

ha, i had the same thought about kate + nate! and i’m glad the wine was gooood. i did pick it just b/c of the label but whole foods usually has decent ‘featured selections’!


38 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 29, 2010 at 6:54 am

Our trees are starting to lose their leaves already! Yesterday on campus I noticed some that were completely bare! I hate how fall is so fleeting!


39 Dee October 29, 2010 at 7:08 am

I love all the fall weather pictures! :)


40 lauren October 29, 2010 at 7:25 am

any chance we can get the tofu marinade? thanks!


41 Kath October 29, 2010 at 7:25 am

Go talk to Faith on her blog


42 Ahn Ei October 29, 2010 at 8:32 am

As much as I love Colorado, I really miss the vibrant colors of fall back east!


43 [email protected] October 29, 2010 at 8:50 am

I have never had salted chocolate but it’s ALL over the food blogs lately. Is it really the religious experience of sweets that everyone says?


44 Deb October 29, 2010 at 9:12 am

I could not find the recipe for the granola bar from Alliebar. Can you help? Thanks so much


45 Kath October 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm

They’re secret – she hasn’t posted one.


46 stacey-healthylife October 29, 2010 at 9:13 am

What a great little get together.


47 Nicole W. October 29, 2010 at 1:16 pm



48 Katie O. October 29, 2010 at 2:41 pm

OMG…do you think Faith would be willing to share recipes for all that great food??


49 Maria November 1, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Sea salt chocolate is amazing I agree :) wow that spread looks fab and the tofo…. wow, done to perfection xxx


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