Orange Is For Sunshine

April 24, 2008

I had quite an orange lunch today, which I suppose is appropriate given the beautiful sunshine day 8)

Smashed Sandwich: smashed bean balls, smashed avocado, spinach and mustard.

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The little corn-bean balls I have leftover made an excellent sandwich topper! Five together made a little patty -

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Fruits + Veg: ORANGE, kiwi, carrots

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3/4 cup pumpkin + 1/2 cup greek yogurt + 2 tbsp TJ’s Orangic (I mean Organic!) Morning Lite.

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From above, dining al fresco again! This lunch was about 500 kcal, 22 grams fiber and 27 grams protein.

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Tofu!

Thought you guys would like this article from MyRecipes.com: 7 Ways with Tofu.

Off to my last 2 nutrition classes of the semester!

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1 Tina April 24, 2008 at 11:35 am

Mmmm… pumpkin and Fage. I am totally craving that right now!

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2 Cassie April 24, 2008 at 11:36 am

Do you add the cereal to your pumkin/fage in the morning or bring it in a baggy and add when your ready to eat?

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3 VeggieGirl April 24, 2008 at 11:43 am

Haha, you’re having a lot of fun with the word “orange” lately – very appropriate for your lunch AND the sunny weather, indeed!

Enjoy your last two nutrition classes!!! :0)

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4 Kiala April 24, 2008 at 11:50 am

Either I got up really late or you posted lunch really early. Or both.

I’m CONFUSED.

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5 polly April 24, 2008 at 12:05 pm

Maybe I missed it, but where can I find Kath’s bean ball recipe? I looked but I can’t find it. Thanks a bunch!

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6 JENNA April 24, 2008 at 12:19 pm

polly she didn’t post it b/c she said it was that great. ‘These are made from our leftover corn and bean dip – along with oats and vital wheat gluten. It’s kind of a combo between chickpea cutlets and Veganomicon’s bean balls. The recipe isn’t worthy of typing because they weren’t really that great, but it was a wonderful way to use up some of the leftovers.’

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7 Romina April 24, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Yum! I love bean ball sandwiches!

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8 Katie April 24, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Looks like a super yummy lunch on a gorgeous day! YAY for your last classes!

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9 Laura April 24, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Hey Kath!
I came across your blog by reading several other food blogs. I wanted to let you know that you inspire me with all your healthy, nutritious food options. I am currently on weight watchers and just getting used to the idea that this is a life-changing phase (not a diet). You have made me realize that I can do this and love what I eat also.

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10 Ally April 24, 2008 at 12:51 pm

That sandwich looks great and thanks for the tofu article!

I’ve been wondering how I could spruce up beanballs.

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11 Steph April 24, 2008 at 1:02 pm

I really want to try that Vegetarian Pad Thai Tofu recipe, but I know my husband would never ever try tofu. Perhaps if I say it’s chicken, he won’t know the difference? Wish me luck!

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12 Betsy April 24, 2008 at 1:24 pm

so, i totally copied down almost all the recipes in that article. i’ll put them in my overflowing pile of must-try recipes.

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13 BethT April 24, 2008 at 2:06 pm

Steph, hate to say it but he can probably tell the diff – texture issues with tofu vs. chicken, I think. Perhaps if you bake it? Still tastes like tofu, but the texture is more meat-y.

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14 BethT April 24, 2008 at 2:10 pm

I would also like to submit this as THE GREATEST TOFU RECIPE EVA!!!

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=689956

(well, maybe not ever, but it is my personal fave. if you like fried rice and crave a homemade version, this is it, people)

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15 kim April 24, 2008 at 2:10 pm

RE: Pad Thai with tofu. My husband knew the difference. Meh! But his dad didn’t care and polished off the rest! I liked it if that helps. Good luck. I watched Top Chef yesterday and they made tofu rendered in steak fat. yuck!

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16 Christianne April 24, 2008 at 2:38 pm

I have a random question for anyone… A girlfriend of mine and I would like to take a trip this summer to some kind of fitness spa… not to lose weight but to just get away and we both like to exercise. Does anyone know of a good place to go? It doesn’t have to be on a beach, we’d like to go somewhere not outrageously expensive. If anyone has any reccomendations they would be appreciated. Thanks!

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17 rhodeygirl April 24, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Christianne… I would suggest looking at the most recent Self/Fitness magazines… they both always have articles about cool fitness spas etc!

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18 Kelly L. April 24, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Christianne- Look into the Canyon Ranch Spas. They are fabulous! http://www.canyonranch.com

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19 Rach April 24, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Hi everyone,
Random question, but awhile back I remember people talking about putting spinach in smoothies—not to add flavor but just to get in some extra vegetables. Anyone have any idea of how much spinach to add to a smoothie with, say, a 1-cup yield? I tried searching for this, but couldn’t find anything about smoothies that weren’t meant to have a major spinach presence. Any help/advice would be great! Thanks!

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20 hk April 24, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Christianne-
Rancho La Puerta in Mexico is AMAZING!!! I can’t say enough about it! Healthy spa…there are people who go for weightloss/detox purposes, but I went with girlfriends for an incredible getaway with healthy eats, amazing exercise (read: hiking, gym, classes, pilates, yoga..etc) opportunities in an amazing setting. I don’t have anything bad to say about it, and the food is fantastic, guilt free, and mmmm…I WANT TO GO BACK, tomorrow :)

http://www.rancholapuerta.com/

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21 claire April 24, 2008 at 3:34 pm

Girls, don’t give up on your husbands learning to like tofu! My husband used to turn up his nose, but on Monday he actually reminded me that we had tofu in the fridge that we could add to our salads. He likes it when I pan fry it with tamari and a tad of evoo.

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22 Christianne April 24, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Thanks so much for all your recomendations!

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23 oatmeal April 24, 2008 at 4:04 pm

That’s so cool how you did that with the bean balls! You always have such fun ideas :D

Hope you enjoy your last classes!

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24 Steph April 24, 2008 at 4:05 pm

That’s encouraging Claire! Mine is a pretty picky eater. He’ll eat healthy foods like veggies, but if it’s something different or strange, like tofu, he gets weird about it and refuses to eat it. =)
Question: what does tamari taste like?

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25 rhodeygirl April 24, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Kath- did this morning’s oatmeal combo keep you as full as your classic oats do?

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26 Julz April 24, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Thanks for the sweet article Kath :)

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27 Kiala April 24, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Tamari tastes like soy sauce.

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28 nicole r. April 24, 2008 at 6:45 pm

tamari IS soy sauce.

i feel like its less salty and has a stronger alcohol flavor though? i like it better. but my favorite is bragg’s.

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29 Nick April 24, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Those corn bean balls sound awesome. Smashing them into a pattie sounds like an impromptu veggie burger.

- The Peanut Butter Boy

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30 Marnie April 24, 2008 at 7:05 pm

Kath,

I am thinking about buying the fat free feta you have had before. I have never had feta and before I buy it was wondering what it taste like- I know that’s a hard question to answer. Thanks!

It seems like your semester flew by- but maybe that’s because I wasn’t taking the courses.

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31 Kath April 24, 2008 at 7:46 pm

Cassie ,
I added it when I got there.

Laura ,
Welcome to KERF! Best of luck in getting healthier :)

rhodeygirl ,
It’s hard to tell because my workout routine varies how hungry I am and I just did lots of walking today, but yes, I made it until 11:45 lunch without getting more than a little hungry.

Marnie ,
Have you had any kind of feta before? I’d say it’s kind of like a dry version of ricotta. The fat free kind is a bit drier. The tomato-basil flavor is great.

Kath

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