Quadruple Sun

April 15, 2012

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Sun – check.

Sunglasses – check.

Sunscreen – check.

Happy Sun Day!!!

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I know it’s not sunny across the country (hope you are not in danger of a tornado where you live : ( ) but it is perfect here. Matt and I went on a walk/run to the greenway this morning. We walked there together and then he ran ~4 miles while I walked 1.5. The goal was to meet right at the 30 minute mark, but somehow he was way fast. I wonder if it was less than 4 miles. But we walked back in together and then home. ‘Twas the first time I brought my Camelbak on a walk and I’m sure glad I did!

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Lunch followed at 1pm.

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Isn’t there a saying “Thick as split pea soup?” Because ours was so thick it was like a hummus! I spread it on toast (heated) and topped with cheddar and put it all in the toaster oven for 5 minutes.

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Big ole orange on the side

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Matt had a pork salad

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Drink the Kool-aid! [Watered down juice]

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Porch time!!

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1 Molly @ RDexposed April 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Nice orange and green theme on multiple levels!

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2 Betsy April 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm

And Sun Hat! That open faced sandwich looks lovely. I love melty cheese on bread in the toaster oven, mine usually includes grilled avocado slices as well. Yum.

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3 KathEats April 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm

D’oh forgot that one!

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4 Sana April 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Is Matt going to run any races?

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5 KathEats April 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Not planning on it. I think the warmer weather has just inspired him to run harder. But maybe!

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6 mary @ minutespermile April 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I’ve heard of toast dipped in soup, but this is the first soup I’ve seen spread on toast! Creative!

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7 Catalina @ Cake with Love April 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm

After seeing all this “mashed” avocado sandwiches on ur blog, I started having them too, I like mine with hard boiled eggs on top and some black pepper – soooo good!!

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8 Jennifer (The Gourmetour) April 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm

That weirdly reminds me of what I’ve been loving lately. Avocado mashed into thick chunks with cilantro over toasted rye bread!! Soooo yummy, you’ve gotta try it!

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9 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count April 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Sounds like a great day!

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10 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm

enjoy that beautiful weather!!! We’re pretty warm here in chicago but very cloudy and windy! Storms are coming!

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11 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 15, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Love the nature pic at the top of the post…so pretty outside where you’re at!

And the melty cheddar, mmmm, good!

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12 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious April 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Cville just seems like a perfect place to live. Your lunch looks so good. I got some sun this morning and ended up having fruit and yogurt with some Uncle Sams on top. Warm weather is great for eating light. I am off to get my dinner veggie grill packs ready!

I love spring…

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13 j3nn April 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I love taking my Camelbak on a walk. It’s thirsty business! :)

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14 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner April 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Your day looks much better than mine. Grey, rainy, with the possibility of a thunderstorm, hail, and possible tornado. Eek!

Enjoy your sunshine!

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15 Andrea April 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Random question – do you reuse your straws? I usually reuse mine (washed well of course) and was wondering if I’m the only one?! :) Have a great rest of your SUNday!

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16 KathEats April 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Yeah, if it’s just water or juice/water, I do for a while

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17 Pat April 15, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Do you know you can buy a stainless steel straw? Very handy if you’re a person who uses them all the time.

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18 KathEats April 15, 2012 at 5:43 pm

yeah, but aren’t they realllly hard to clean inside? Good for just water though.

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19 Sarah April 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm

If you look over at Carrots and Cake you’ll find info on stainless straws.

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20 Leah April 16, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I love my glass straws from strawesome.com! I bought a set a couple years back and use them daily. You can throw them in the dishwasher or just rinse right away with hot, soapy water. Easy to clean and beautiful. : )

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21 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries April 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm

looks like a lovely day!! i actually enjoy split pea soup a little thicker. our’s always seems to thicken after sitting in the fridge for a day or two. great idea to spread it on toast! i’ll have to try that.

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22 Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth April 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Love that river picture at the beginning!

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23 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles April 15, 2012 at 5:12 pm

What a beautiful place for a walk/run! Cool idea for your thick pea soup! It would taste awesome with that melted cheddar! Yum!

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24 Candice @ Outdoor Chirp April 15, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Such an awesome day in VA! Definitely walking weather glad ya’ll got to enjoy it :)

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25 Kristy April 15, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I just barely discovered your blog and have had a lot of fun reading through it (I’m sure I haven’t even scratched the surface yet). The thing that stands out the most to me right now is how small your meals are. Do you only eat 3 times per day? How does one slide of toast with thick soup, cheese, and an orange fill you up? How does one pork salad fill up a man? Do you have a secret? Please share!!

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26 KathEats April 15, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I think it’s heartier than you think! That was one dense hunk of whole wheat bread topped with a good half cup of soup and an ounce + of cheese. And we both had snacks a few hours later!

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27 susan April 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Interesting sandwich combo.

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28 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews April 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Wow I can’t believe your pea soup got so thick! That’s crazy.

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29 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning April 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Love the outdoor photos- and you’re right- the weather was PERFECT today (and yesterday too!). Hope it stays around!

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30 Shana April 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Nice call on the pea soup/hummus sandwich spread. I love veggies gone hummus!

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31 Angel7 April 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm

A walk sounds great on a glorious day like today!

Healthy toast!

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32 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 15, 2012 at 8:31 pm

I thought you had avocado under there! ;)

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33 Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt April 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I love a good walk! Looks like a great day.

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34 jenna k April 15, 2012 at 9:28 pm

thanks for sharing the great idea of boiling potatoes the other day! i only boil them when i make mashed potatoes, but it’s so obvious haha. i had some leftover steak to eat up tonight, so i ended up steaming a red potato, carrots, and broccoli, and it was a FANTASTIC meal. your blog continually gives me great ideas for incorporating real foods in quick ways :)

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35 KathEats April 15, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Yay! I want to do it again soon too!

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36 Khushboo Thadani April 16, 2012 at 12:45 am

Good use of the soup..I also love adding thick soup to rice as an alternate to curry!

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37 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings April 16, 2012 at 8:10 am

What a gorgeous day! Your outdoor adventure sounded perfect. :) We were on the edge of the tornado threat but despite some high winds and rain (much needed) all was well…

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