October 4, 2010

Somebody just play the theme song :mrgreen:

We had some fun in our house today – Faith + Tate stopped in for a little socializing and we invited them for an impromptu dinner.

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Somehow we were able to scrounge through the fridge and put together a meal for four.

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We had millet, cooked with red curry powder, salt and pepper, and topped with some coconut butter 

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Beautiful kale, steamed with water and Garlic Gold nuggets and drizzled in maple syrup on the finish

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And a BBQed Tempeh + Apple Stir-fry

Faith was in charge of that one!

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A block of tempeh, cubed, plus chopped apple and an old favorite – Tribal Moose BBQ Sauce!

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The whole dinner was topped with some cayenne pepper and coconut cashews by Yumnuts – a new fav sent by the company to taste.

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We ate a really EARLY dinner because Matt and I had a date!


We biked downtown to see….[cue the theme song!]

"PSYCHO!" Neither of us had ever seen the whole movie, and today marks the 50th anniversary of its debut.

We were seated in the Paramount Theater

The movie was great – kept me interested the whole time! We [the audience] had our laughs, and it was fun to watch such an old movie and have no idea of the story line. That music sure is creepy!

Since we’d had dinner 3 hours prior, I came home with an appetite. A little cookies n’ milk to soothe the scared soul

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Wanted to write again how UNBELIEVABLE you guys are. Thank you for all of your comments, letters and support. Onward and upward!

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1 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat October 4, 2010 at 9:20 pm

What a great idea for a date night! I love classic movies, though I think I’d have to take a pass on Psycho…scary movies and I just don’t agree!

And thank you for just being you! Love reading your blog!


2 Jil October 4, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Aww – date night yayy! Psycho – a perfect way to start October!


3 Tina October 4, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever seen the full movie Psycho either. Just like I’ve never seen all of Gone With the Wind or The Sound of Music.


4 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) October 4, 2010 at 9:24 pm

I’ve never seen Psycho before! I really should. I get embarrassed talking about all the classics I’ve never seen before. The cookies ‘n’ milk are calling my name.


5 Jessica October 4, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Keep doing what you do best, Kath. You are very inspiring!


6 Sam October 4, 2010 at 9:25 pm

OMG. I just randomly saw you guys biking on JPA. I thought the guy that passed me was Matt but after seeing his shirt I’m sure it was. I’m so jealous that you guys are out biking on this amazing night.


7 Kath October 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Ahh! And we randomly cross paths :) Fun!


8 Sam October 4, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Yup. I was right about to say something but I was kind of busy at the scene of that wreck. I am sure I will see you guys around at some point.


9 Sam October 4, 2010 at 9:33 pm

And why did my post show up like three freaking times. Gah. I hate my Mac sometimes.


10 Kath October 4, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Oh that wreck was scary. Was the person OK? A pedestrian? I hope so :(


11 Sam October 5, 2010 at 12:36 pm

He was ok but just a little freaked out. I think his parents told him that he needed to go to the hospital just to make sure nothing was wrong. That crosswalk can be sketchy sometimes with the cars parked so close.


12 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef October 4, 2010 at 9:25 pm

i’m glad you liked psycho. i took a class in college about hitchcock’s cinema and it was fascinating to learn about the background, filming, etc of all the films!


13 Samantha October 4, 2010 at 9:25 pm

You’re spot on Kath…other than your strange dislike of onions:)
I’d rather be you than Katie Drummond right now….
thanks for everything! You rock!


14 Hannah October 4, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I saw Hillary Clinton and John Grisham chat together at The Paramount Theater in 2007. Oh, memories!


15 Heather October 4, 2010 at 9:26 pm

what a fun night! how cool they replayed the movie! I LOVE cookies and milk btw.


16 Sam October 4, 2010 at 9:29 pm

OMG. I just passed you guys biking on JPA. That is so neat.


17 Heidi - apples under my bed October 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm

oooh how fun, I love movie date nights. What a gorgeous cinema. I have never seen psycho either! Shock 😮
Heidi xo


18 Krystina October 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Psycho is my favorite movie! Excellent choice. 😀


19 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 4, 2010 at 9:31 pm

That sounds like a fun date night! Wish we could bike to places like that!


20 Jessica @ The Process of Healing October 4, 2010 at 9:32 pm

I didn’t respond on the earlier post but I am FULLY behind you in this Marie Claire thing.. it’s not right and she paints an INSANELY untrue picture of you. All of us love you and support you.


21 stacey-healthylife October 4, 2010 at 9:35 pm

It’s always fun to have friends as neighbors, gives you the chance to have impromptu fun times.


22 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) October 4, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Your dinner looks GREAT! I thought the tempeh + apples was sweet potatoes with marshmallows at first, LOL.

I’ve never watched Psycho, either. Dustin and I are really into classic movies. We’ll have to see it soon. ’tis the month of horror. 😈


23 Meg October 4, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Oh my goodness Pyscho! Such an awesome date night Kath 😀


24 Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 4, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Awwe looks like y’all had a nice date :) Old timey moves are the best, especially when they’re replayed in a theater setting. And the dinner looks great!


25 Amanda October 4, 2010 at 9:39 pm

It has been TOO long since I’ve had cookies and milk. This was a good reminder for me to fix that!


26 holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 4, 2010 at 9:47 pm

I can’t believe you haven’t seen Psycho before!!! My parents are huge Hitchcock fans so I’ve seen most of his films — Psycho is definitely creepy, especially the final scene in the jail cell — those eyes!!!!!!! Ugh they creep me out.


27 Lisa @bakebikeblog October 4, 2010 at 9:55 pm

What a wonderful evening!


28 Liz @ Tip Top Shape October 4, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Aaww, that looks like the perfect date night 😀


29 katie October 4, 2010 at 10:06 pm

I’m jealous- I would love to see a Hitchcock film (even if Psycho isn’t my favorite) in a real movie theater! Such great atmosphere for his stuff.


30 Brenda (Brendr) October 4, 2010 at 10:25 pm

What is tempeh? I’ve heard of it, but never tried it. Is it like tofu?
And I love reading your blog, no matter what others may say!


31 missy October 4, 2010 at 10:40 pm

looks like a great date night.

love that you let your friends cook in your kitchen. :)


32 ilana October 4, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Looks like a really fun (and spooky) night. I saw Psycho way too young. What a gorgeous theater! I am so glad you had a fun day. Way to shake it off! ( My two cents– I can’t speak to the content of all blogs, but yours is something special– creative, full of life, and honest. )


33 Camille October 4, 2010 at 10:53 pm

I can’t believe you had never seen Psycho! I’m glad you liked it. Such an awesome movie!


34 Amelia Johnson October 4, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Wow. I am so shocked by that article! It is unbelievably bias- the way she has taken specific incidents out of context is incredible! She questions whether bloggers are qualified to write about health, yet she is a health writer and I’m sure she’s not a registered dietician!

I only read KERF and Healthy Tipping Point, therefore can’t comment on the others, but both blogs have inspired me AWAY from yo-yo dieting and bingeing. Since starting to read your blog 6 months ago, I have become much more aware of eating a balanced diet- I’ve increased the calories I eat when I am trying to lose weight (I am slightly overweight, BMI 26, it was 29), as before reading your blog I used to eat less than 1000/day to try to lose weight quicker. I have increased the amount of protein in my diet, and introduced more whole grains etc. Biggest difference- I used to eat a bowl of sugary cereal for breakfast now I eat oats! This morning I ate oats with skimmed milk, butternut squash, cinnamon, an apple and raisins. YUM!!!

You have been extremely inspirational to me- thank-you so much for the time you take to write each day. Please know that it is hugely appreciated, across the world!

Amelia (Dubai!)


35 Amelia Johnson October 4, 2010 at 11:18 pm

ps. I won’t be buying Marie Claire again. Ever. I like writing which sees two sides!

And- sardines for lunch for me today- had them for the first time 2 weeks ago, after watching your sardine video! Yum!! :)


36 Kath October 5, 2010 at 8:51 am

Yay Sardines!!


37 Cara Craves... October 4, 2010 at 11:22 pm

I have never seen that movie.
Sometimes I have to remind myself that there are tons of
good movies out there that I need to give a chance.


38 Lauren October 5, 2010 at 12:07 am

Did you know they used chocolate syrup for the blood in the shower scene? I’ve never seen Psycho but now that I know it’s chocolate I have this feeling that watching it would just make me hungy :)


39 Hands in Namaste October 5, 2010 at 12:22 am

What a great date!

Just wanted to let you know that I am a lond time reader of KERF, and I was appalled at that article in the magazine. I fully support KERF, and appreciate your dailey blog posts!


40 lynn (The Actors Diet) October 5, 2010 at 12:59 am

love hitchcock! if you haven’t already, check out “vertigo,” and “rear window,” which are my favorites!


41 Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear October 5, 2010 at 1:26 am

I must say you have inspired my since I first started reading your blog over a year ago and it made my begin writing my own blog which I enjoy a lot :)


42 notyet100 October 5, 2010 at 2:40 am

luved the last pic of cookie and milk


43 Lauren at KeepItSweet October 5, 2010 at 5:44 am

i’ve actually never seen psycho! that dinner looks simple and delicious


44 Lauren October 5, 2010 at 5:52 am

I always loved that movie. What a great night!! :) Must have felt good to get out and forget about all of the crap that happened today. You deserved a night out and some cookies. :)


45 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 5, 2010 at 6:11 am

What a fun night! I love having people over for a casual weeknight dinner!


46 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg October 5, 2010 at 6:27 am

Ooooh, I LOVE that movie!!! For some reason, my parents allowed me to watch it when I was like, seven. It scared the crap out of me. But now I love it. :-)


47 Anne P October 5, 2010 at 6:34 am

OMG, Psycho!!! How fun!


48 Babycakes October 5, 2010 at 6:49 am

Have heard that kale is v good for you, does look nice the way you have cooked it


49 Susan October 5, 2010 at 6:50 am

I wrote an email to the editor of Marie Claire. Writing in to businesses, media platforms, etc isn’t usually on my to-do list, but I felt it necessary in this situation. I have been reading your blog for almost a year now and have truly learned what it means to maintain a “balanced” eating lifestyle. I am usually an all or nothing girl, which usually leads to nothing after months of highly restrictive (although healthy) food choices. I read your blog because it reminds me that it’s ok to enjoy a small dish of ice cream here and there and to make exercise a way of life.
Thank you for being so “normal” :)


50 Ali October 5, 2010 at 6:51 am

Charlottesville is amazing. I almost moved there 3 years ago, but I settled on Pittsburgh instead (closer to family & friends). Jealous of your cute dates. :)


51 megan October 5, 2010 at 7:04 am

1) You are amazing. Screw Marie Claire. Drawing HEALTHY inspiration your blog as well as the others’, I completed my first half marathon on Sunday in 1:57, strong and with a huge smile on my face. Thank you.
2) That is so awesome that you were able to see Psycho on a big screen! My husband and I made it our mission to watch all of Hitchcock’s movies a few years ago, and they are all incredible. I’d love to see them in a theater!


52 Tanya October 5, 2010 at 7:13 am

As a fellow RD I love your blog. You portray NORMAL, heatlhy and balanced eating. Shame on Marie Claire for writing such blatant BS.


53 Andrea (@ Puppy Dog Tales) October 5, 2010 at 7:25 am

OH, I think I’m going to try that temph tonight….it’s just the boys and I, so I can experiment a bit! :)


54 Simply Life October 5, 2010 at 7:29 am

what a fun date!


55 Karis October 5, 2010 at 8:09 am

Hi Kath,

I’ve been a regular reader of your blog for the past 2 years. I love it– I love you, your outlook on life and your intentions in blogging about it. I don’t usually leave comments, but the controversy about Katie Drummond’s article prompted me to say something. How cruel and far from the truth… I wanted to voice my support for you and your goals, and also share a bit of insight I have on Drummond’s own background. Do you have an email I can send my thoughts to, rather than posting them here?


56 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats October 5, 2010 at 9:00 am

Love classic movies!

I have not yet commented on the Marie Claire article because I want to write a post on my blog about it – basically I think the way the author handled you and the other bloggers is awful, but I promise to write more on the topic on my blog.


57 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 5, 2010 at 9:17 am

That looks like a great impromptu dinner! I’ve never thought to put apples and BBQ sauce together!


58 Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge October 5, 2010 at 9:40 am

What a fun date night!
There’s a theatre in Cambridge that has a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show every Saturday. Think I might try that out sometime.
And that cookie looks good. 😛


59 Lindsay October 5, 2010 at 10:13 am

Okay first I have to say….I love your blog! Anyways, I’ve been a long time lurker, but I read your blog every single morning. That being said, I think you’re doing an amazing thing here(and the other girls as well!), it nice to see how other people do things, but I have to thank you for loving oatmeal as much as you do because without that, I would have never tried it. I never liked oatmeal(instant) as a kid, it just seemed wrong (texture, no taste), but after reading your blog for awhile I tried it with toppings and random other things added in, just to see if I would like it…and lo and behold I loved it! I’m converted for life! Thanks Kath!


60 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes October 5, 2010 at 10:18 am

I love the combination of those flavors on your plate. I never realized until reading your blog how much coconut could do for savory food!
Cathy B. @ brightbakes


61 Beth October 5, 2010 at 12:36 pm

I just read THE article and immediately spent 30 min writing to Marie Claire my disappointment. I don’t read their magazine because I believe they play into the negative body images & eating disorders of women in all ages groups.

Keep up YOUR positive, healthy work!


62 Mads October 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm

How have so many people not seen Psycho?! Such a classic Hitchcock and it’s been remade and parodied everywhere!
That would be a great date this close to Halloween.


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