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.

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

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Harder than it looks

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Go, triceps, go!!

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There was lots of Halloween prep spotted

A little kitty warming up

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He followed us!

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Pumpkin carving

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Decor

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And even a zombie!

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The snack that fueled me: Alliebar!

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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!!

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Per usual,the menu was simply gourmet!

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Those fancy salts came out again!

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

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We started the evening with a wee bit of Pinot

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

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

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Ma eats

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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!

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Desserts

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

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

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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!]

Nite!

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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.

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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 ;)

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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,
Cookteen

cookteen.com

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

I love Fall Foliage! Its so beautiful!

Nite :)

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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!

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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!!!!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

That crusty loaf of bread looks to die for!

Matt makes an excellent zombie!

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

Sea salt chocolate?! Yum!

Can it be autumn all year long? Pretty please?

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

What lovely fall photos indeed :)

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

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

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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!

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

Wow that meal looks amazing! Jealous :-P

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15 Emma October 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm

How tall are you?

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16 Kath October 29, 2010 at 6:30 am

5’2″

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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. :)

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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!!

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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!

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

Is there anything tastier than dinner with friends?

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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! :D That tofu looks amazing… going to see if it’s up on her blog!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

Sea salt chocolate is sooooo good

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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!

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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.

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28 Chelsea October 28, 2010 at 11:34 pm

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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

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

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

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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! :D

The meal looks fab, by the way! :D

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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!

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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 ;(!

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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’!

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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!

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39 Dee October 29, 2010 at 7:08 am

I love all the fall weather pictures! :)

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40 lauren October 29, 2010 at 7:25 am

any chance we can get the tofu marinade? thanks!

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41 Kath October 29, 2010 at 7:25 am

Go talk to Faith on her blog

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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!

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43 Nelly@CrazySexyFit 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?

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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
DEB

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45 Kath October 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm

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

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

What a great little get together.

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

LMAO at ZOMBIE!!!

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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??

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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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