Prepared To Get Wet

April 27, 2011

I have got to step away from the computer – my shoulders have been killing me lately and Matt hurt his neck (not too bad) so he can’t massage them! (Or rather, I haven’t asked). I’d book a real massage but I am too busy to spare a morning or afternoon right now!

Lunch is always a nice break :)

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I made a killer pesto panini!

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I used the Pestos with Panache Smoked Almond + Prosciutto pesto – so amazing! Smothered that on a slab of raw tempeh on Great Harvest Dakota and gave it a buttery sizzle in a pan

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Think I got a little too excited with the heat!

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On the side – the last vegetables we have for salad

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Spinach, carrot and pepper plus orange, date, sunflower and buckwheat. Balsamic for drizzle

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Drank.

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My workout today involves walking + biking while running errands. Our weather is iffy so normally I would just drive, but today I am just prepared to get wet! Let’s hope I don’t get caught in thunder and lightening though…that would be scary.

Peace!

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1 Justeen @ Blissful Baking April 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm

The pesto panini does look killer. Awesome lunch!

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2 Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Ack – it must be raining everywhere today. It hasn’t stopped here in over a week!!! You know it’s bad when it smells like worms the minute you step outside. But hurray for the good attitude – be careful if you go biking in it!

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3 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 27, 2011 at 3:02 pm

The panini looks super delicious — and I like them a little more on the burnt side too. So crunchy and good.

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4 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey April 27, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I’ve never had tempeh… (and I was a vegetarian for 5 years!). What is your favorite brand?

That pesto looks divine! I just planted 4 basil plants, and hope to be able to make scads of pesto this summer, again.

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5 KathEats April 27, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I always get Lightlife 3 Grain

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6 Kim @ Spoonful of Sass April 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm

My favorite! Just ate it tonight!

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7 Karen April 28, 2011 at 6:37 am

I like this brand/flavor or the Litelife Flax has good nutritionals.

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8 Danielle @ weightsandmeasures April 27, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Sandwich looks delicious! I love fruit in my salads. I hope you don’t get stuck in a storm!

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9 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 27, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Yummm your panini looks so amazing! My shoulders are killing me too – I can’t wait for 5pm to come so I can get away from my desk!

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10 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) April 27, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Pesto and tempeh!? Why have I never thought of that!!?? Ohmy, sounds so good.
I hope you avoid the rain :)

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11 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Sorry about your shoulders and Matt’s neck. That stinks! Epsom salts always help me when I get sore. Lunch looks delicious!

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12 a farmer in the dell April 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I was just going to mention the same thing! Epsom salt baths are the best for sore muscles. And maybe a glass of wine too.

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13 KathEats April 27, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I did PR for the Epson Salt Council for 2 years – I should know better!! Need to pick some up :)

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14 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 27, 2011 at 3:28 pm

I would freak out if I got stuck in a thunderstorm- I’m scared of lightning! Hope the weather cooperates for you :)

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15 Kaley [Y Mucho Más] April 27, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Well, you can always wear a garbage bag poncho! Those are quite useful!

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16 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) April 27, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Looks like a great salad with the orange!

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17 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Be careful working out if you’re already sore. :(

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18 KathEats April 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm

It was just walking and biking – no upper body anything. And the only thing that makes my shoulders feel better is to get OUTSIDE and away from this computer!!

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19 Baking Books April 27, 2011 at 6:38 pm

You find your shoulders? I always find my back – mid back especially. I know I sit too rigidly too…and not even fully in the chair! Do you find your back?

Love the colors of the pics! Good luck with the rain – I went out for a walk and got drenched 10 minutes later. I know it’s only water. But it’s cold. And only okay for the first 10 minutes – before you have an extra 10 lbs of “wet” added to you to drag home…

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20 SquatLikeALady April 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I also want to know what your fave brand of tempeh is! I am having terrible luck with it so far. =0(

Seems like the weather has been iffy all year!

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21 KathEats April 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm

See my comment above :)

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22 Natalia - a side of simple April 27, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I’ve been on a big pesto kick lately and have been adding it to everything lately! (Thanks, Mom, for sending me back to school with a batch;) )

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23 staceyhealthylife April 27, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I know that feeling of being overwhelmed, over worked, and running low own food for home. Best of luck. I hope you can carve out a little time for yourself.

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24 Joy April 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I love all kinds of vegetarian products (like veggie meat, tofu, etc.) and incorporate them into my diet often so as to lessen my meat intake but for whatever reason, I cannot get into tempeh. I don”t know what it is but I actually have a visceral hatred of it, lol. You do make it look appetizing though :)

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25 Karen April 28, 2011 at 6:50 am

Joy, I like it plain raw or steamed, without any flavorings but do have a hard time converting others. Try marinading it (and/or saute it) in some appealing combination of tamari (or Bragg’s amino acids), mustard, spices. Or, try sauteing in fresh juice from an orange, tiny amount of agave w/ ginger. Just about any flavoring that will complement your meal would be good – tempeh is pretty much a blank canvas.

Don’t give up yet – it’s such an easily digestible form of fermented minimally processed soy w/tons of fiber and protein, even in the smallest of portions.

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26 Joy April 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Thanks, Karen!! I’ll def. use some of your suggestions. I want to love it, I just don’t yet, lol. But Kath makes it look so good, I’ll def. try, try again :) Thanks again for the suggestions!

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27 Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 27, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I totally understand having to get away from the computer. If I stay on for too long it wreaks havoc on my eyes.

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28 Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 27, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I would so love to be able to have all of the meals that you have! I have yet to see ONE that I would be disappointed with!

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29 kaila @ healthy helper! April 27, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I hope you have better luck than me with the weather….i just got caught in an awful thunder storm while on a run! Luckily I wasn’t to far from home! Aren’t oranges on salads the best!?!?

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30 Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 27, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Awesome lunch indeed!!!

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31 Emily@SavoryandSavage April 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Pesto makes anything taste delicious! I hope you manage to avoid the rain.

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32 Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life April 27, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I adore drinks in mason jars, so cute! And lunch looks fab as usual! I just enjoyed my smoothie, but your lunch looks a little more impressive, lol!

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33 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing April 27, 2011 at 5:05 pm

If my masseuse (aka husband) is injured…my whole world falls apart! ;)
Kidding.

Mostly.

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34 Meredith Boyd April 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm

I am new to your blog and have loved loved loved your site! All of your ideas are so fabulous. I’m grateful for you!

Your salads look incredible!! When you use honey/oil/lavendar salt as your salad dressing, how do you make that…about 1/2 honey, 1/2 olive oil and a little salt?

Thank you so much,
Meredith

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35 KathEats April 27, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Welcome Meredith!

I drizzle on about 1/2 to one teaspoon each of honey and olive oil, depending on the size of the salad. Then I just pinch 2-3 pinches of salt on top.

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36 Meredith Boyd April 27, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Kath, Thank you so much. So appreciate your reply and can’t wait to try. When you used the balsamic drizzle today, did you just drizzle a little balsamic vinegar on top of that delicious looking salad?

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37 KathEats April 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Yup!

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38 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 27, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I hope you managed to avoid the rain, and especially the thunderstorm! I refuse to go out if there’s any chance of lightening now because of my past run in with lightening hitting a tree (err, rather, the tree’s run in with ME). :P

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39 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 27, 2011 at 6:17 pm

the pesto looks killer! yummmmm!

and i love the shots on the wood. I have found that wood is such a beautiful venue for showcasing food!

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40 Julie (Food & Other Things) April 27, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Your panini looks amazing, I love pesto!

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41 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Yikes! Good luck on your errands!

I say after the bakery is all done, you need to book a real massage!

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42 Hannah April 27, 2011 at 6:26 pm

*laughs* To me, nothing is toasted until it’s verging on burnt! I’ll eat it if you don’t wanna! :P

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43 Lauren April 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I love the sandwich salad combo for lunch. PS-If you book a massage, I would drive down to NC and go with you! LoL, I’ve been dying for one for months now but I just can’t seem to find the time!! I need to make it a priority. I feel like if I can make time to workout, I can also make time for much needed muscle therapy. :)

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44 Melissa April 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Ack! We are having mad crazy weather around here! Hope you weren’t caught in it!

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45 Molly April 27, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Northerin Illinois will not stop with the rain! I’ve found paninis and soup to be the cure.

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46 Elizabeth @ the good life April 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm

That salad looks delish!

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47 Jeni April 27, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Hope you had a nice workout and got a lot done today!

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48 lauri (RedHeadRecipes.com) April 27, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I feel ya! My neck and lower back have been KILLING me! I’ve been blaming it on the bed, but I’m starting to think its from sitting at a computer desk all day at work AND after I get home!

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49 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 27, 2011 at 11:16 pm

I love sparkling water!

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50 Khushboo April 28, 2011 at 2:31 am

I’m slightly jealous of Allie that she will soon be able to make such delicious sandwiches using GH bread! Lunch looks great as always!

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