Ready, Set….GO!

June 8, 2008


I had a juicy breakfast this morning of cantaloupe balls , raspberries and a peach in about 1/2 a cup of greek yogurt . On top I crumbled a blueberry vanilla granola plank (still my favorite flavor!) and added some raw oats for chew (yes, you can eat them plain).


After breakfast we headed over to Karen’s for a workout. The husband and I did a quick 25 minute running loop in her neighborhood and then headed into the air conditioned gym where I did another 20 minutes on the ET and a circuit of weight machines . I really think nothing cures a hangover (even if mine was mild today) better than a workout – something about sweating out the toxins….


For lunch, we made turkey sandwiches and pressed them in Karen’s George Foreman. Mine was: 2 slices mesquite turkey , 1 slice muenster cheese , a small spread of avocado , mustard and romaine lettuce all on Ezekiel Sesame bread. The mesquite turkey (don’t know the brand) was GREAT. Made it all taste like a BLT without the bacon.

On the side I had carrots + celery dipped in about 2 tbsp homemade hummus

Along with some cantaloupe and iced tea

Snaggin’ A Spot

On the way home we stopped by the symphony spot to set out our blanket for tonight. I used to think this was obnoxious but now it’s just the thing to do. Look at all the blankets out by lunchtime for an 8pm concert!! There was not a free patch of grass left, but we found a small triangle way in the back. Next weekend we’ll have to go even earlier!

Taken on Blackberry camera –


I have 3 hours to get my act together before I have zero time during the week and I’ve got TONS to do. Luckily the husband is already hard at work in the kitchen so if we work together we might be able to get it all done:

  • Make pasta salad for tonight
  • Make fruit salad
  • Pack picnic
  • Cook lentils for the week
  • Pack lunches for Mon + Tues
  • Assemble grab bags of veggies for the week
  • Cook banana rolled oat oatmeal in advance for busy mornings (my first time – I’ll let you know how it turns out)
  • Prep for 2 chem labs (read, answer> questions, etc.)

Ready, set………GO!

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1 Ilene June 8, 2008 at 1:32 pm

[repeat post, sorry]

Hey everyone!

This is a question for everybody: How much do you normally spend on groceries per week? I am starting to eat healthier, and I’ve noticed that health food stores are much more expensive than other grocery stores.

Thanks! (I’ll be posting this on other sites as well)


2 Jenn June 8, 2008 at 1:34 pm

Good luck with everything you need to get done! It sounds like you’ve been having an absolutely fabulous (and busy!) weekend.

Just wanted to say that I also like eating raw oatmeal sometimes – it tastes really good in rice pudding!


3 babycakes June 8, 2008 at 1:46 pm

raw is the ONLY way I eat my oats! Love ’em :)

Have a great time tonight Kath!


4 Kelly T June 8, 2008 at 1:59 pm

man, busy weekend.

My only cure for a hangover is an omlette.

i cant believe you only have a mini hangover after that. if i drank all that, youd be scraping me off the bathroom floor right now. Wine and i dont mix very well.


5 VeggieGirl June 8, 2008 at 2:06 pm

Mmmm, what a refreshing breakfast!!

Enjoy your busy, fun-filled day!!


6 Katy June 8, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Good luck getting it all done!


7 Bev June 8, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Did Karen make the hummus. Could ( she ) share the recipe ? Looks like a fun night :)


8 Rachel June 8, 2008 at 5:14 pm

I made the banana oats in advance once…just add an extra splash of milk before you warm them up to regain the consistency.

Have fun at the concert!


9 Kate June 8, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Hey Kath,

Out of curiosity, how many views do you average on a week day and week end?



10 hk June 8, 2008 at 6:29 pm

busy bee! Looks like a fun night ahead, enjoy! :)


11 Sidi June 8, 2008 at 7:01 pm

Yummy meals, missed it. I’m back now, a few pounds heavier (I was bad, really bad, but I’ll work out, eat better and lose them again.)


12 Kate June 8, 2008 at 7:50 pm

Kath- I just made your mexican polenta casserole and LOVED it. I added my secret ingredient though at the end…(and don’t gag!) taco bell hot sauce packets! hehe :) Thanks for the recipe!


13 Stephanie June 8, 2008 at 8:37 pm

First to Ilene– I spend about $100 or so per week on groceries for my husband and myself. We shop at the farmer’s market and PCC (Puget Sound Consumer Co-op) and Trader Joe’s; some things we get at Safeway.

To Kath and anyone else:

Watch this trailer– blew me away! It very much supports my beliefs around nutrition and from what it sounds like, it is in line with your ideals too. I love this field!


14 Kath June 8, 2008 at 9:12 pm

Karen’s Hummus:
1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained (save the juice)
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 2-ounce jar diced pimiento, drained

In a food processor bowl combine all ingredients, process, and taste. If not creamy enough, add 1-2 tablespoons of the bean juice. Olives can be substituted for the pimiento.

Kate ,
I don’t know how many readers I have or how many unique views, but I get anywhere from 9,000 – 20,000 pageviews per day, depending on the day.

No time to watch now, but I’ve book marked it for a free moment soon! Thanks for sharing.



15 Bev June 8, 2008 at 9:26 pm

Thanks for the Hummus recipe ( : Can’t wait to see your packed lunches. Have a great week !


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