October 8, 2009

My workout must have been hard today because I had that hot feeling in my head and body and a raving appetite this afternoon!

After racing around the house trying to get things done for our trip tomorrow, I packed some snacks in my bag and headed down to class. By 5:00 when I got there, I was starving and ready to eat:

Oikos topped with Erewhon raisin bran and extra raisins

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It helped quench my hunger some, but by 6PM I was already ready for snack #2

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It was such a beautiful day that we took our Community Nutrition class outside! We had a discussion about obesity and overweight and the complications with both in an amphitheater.

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And luckily because it got dark, we were let out early! PERFECT timing because I was hungry and headed to Karen’s for a late dinner.

I got a text from Matt that he was drinking Mark West Pinot – one of our favorites. I raced to get there for a glass!!

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Karen had made us chili! (Onion free! Thanks Karen!) It was made with ground turkey and kidney beans and was simple and totally delicious (sorry I don’t have the recipe).

Topped with shredded cheese + Oikos –

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We also had chopped veggie salads with Annie’s Woodstock

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We ate while watching our evening entertainment – Ken Burns’ documentary on the national parks in preparation for our trip to Yellowstone next weekend!! Yes, we’re going to THE Yellowstone next weekend!! We’re flying up to Montana for our final round of Great Harvest franchise interviews and couldn’t pass up an extra day to visit the park. I feel like I’m going from summer –> winter in one flight. There’s already snow! I’m a bit worried about driving in Montana, but hopefully things will work out.

Off to bed because we have an early start tomorrow. But not before I eat a piece of dark chocolate!!

And something is fluttering in the shutters…better get outta this room!

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1 Krista Burton October 8, 2009 at 9:05 pm

I am from Montana and I love it, it is so beautiful there! :) Hopefully the roads won’t be too bad for you, but drive carefully and enjoy! :)


2 Weekly Bite October 8, 2009 at 9:07 pm

Its definitely the weather for chili! Have a great trip!


3 Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl October 8, 2009 at 9:10 pm

I love Oikos! I need to pick some up at the store…

Anyway, so glad you had a good day and a nice night. Enjoy your trip – praying for your safety!!!! 😀



4 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans October 8, 2009 at 9:10 pm

The Ken Burns documentary is fabulous and Yellowstone is insanely beautiful! Be sure to pack a parka!


5 Kristen October 8, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Best of luck with the interviews.

I watched some of the National Parks documentary because I love the parks I’ve been to (Mammoth Cave, Shenandoah, and Great Smokies), but I thought the series was kinda dull. Still worth watching for the scenery, though!


6 Leah @ L4L October 8, 2009 at 9:11 pm

You should be scared to drive to Montana. VERY. While we were there over Labor Day, we:
1) Decapitated a deer w/ our Acura (
2) Got lost in the wilderness thanks to faulty GPS (
LOL. Make sure you have a road map. And don’t drive fast at dusk.


7 lynn (The Actors Diet) October 8, 2009 at 9:12 pm

that’s so cool you’re going to jellystone – i mean yellowstone! have always wanted to go there. i love national parks.


8 Brittany October 8, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Good luck with the final interview Kath! Has it been decided yet where you all will locate to open the store if you do get it?

Also, I was catching up on all your blog posts and I totally jealous of the Stonyfield pumpkin pie yogurt- it sounds so delicious!


9 Leianna October 8, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Chili looks great!
Have a fun weekend!


10 Biz October 8, 2009 at 9:14 pm

HOORAY for no onions!!!!!


11 Jenna October 8, 2009 at 9:18 pm

love yogurt!
glad you enjoyed a nice dinner with karen and matt!


12 Courtney October 8, 2009 at 9:20 pm

My fave in college was when our professors would take us outside for class. I was an English major so it was perfect to sit around under a tree discussing novels or poetry!!

Adventures in Tri-ing


13 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries October 8, 2009 at 9:22 pm

The chili looks sooo good! Oikos is really all-purpose. Kinda like Sabra haha.


14 kay (eating machine) October 8, 2009 at 9:31 pm

montana is a cold place! but there are fun things like lots of ponies! (my aunt and uncle lived there when i was little and had horses. which of course, made montana the coolest place ever to my 5 year old self)


15 Cynthia (It All Changes) October 8, 2009 at 9:37 pm

That’s the best way to have chili…little bit of greek yogurt and some cheese…but I like mine with onions 😛

Good luck with the last round of interviews :-)


16 Daria @ Daria Can Cook October 8, 2009 at 9:42 pm

I love Mark West pinot noir too!

Have a great trip! Yellowstone is amazing. :)


17 stephanie October 8, 2009 at 9:50 pm

OH how I love Yellowstone, and Montana. I think the Grand Tetons graced by the snake river are a must see if you can wing it. My sis lives beside Yellowstone…. forecast is half a foot of snow and 3 degrees!!!!!


18 sue October 8, 2009 at 9:52 pm

i used to love when we’d have class outdoors on nice days- which didn’t happen very often in boston 😛 so exciting that you’re going to yellowstone!


19 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama October 8, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Chili is grand on a cool evening!


20 Mara @ What's for Dinner? October 8, 2009 at 9:53 pm

How lucky that you get to travel so much! I haven’t had a vacation for any reason in almost 2 years… enjoy!


21 amber October 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Montana is GORGEOUS! You will get some great shots of the landscape for sure!


22 Jenn (www. ) October 8, 2009 at 10:02 pm

I’ve been wanting to make chili this week, too. I’m surprised Great Harvest bread wasn’t served with yours?? Montana sounds like an interesting place to visit! I’d probably love it there.



23 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) October 8, 2009 at 10:05 pm

SO jealous of the fall like feeling – I can just SEE it in your photos and food choices. Not fair! I think the high was 97 here in Tampa today. Blah!

Have a great night!


24 Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) October 8, 2009 at 10:14 pm

I love Montana! Have a great time :)


25 mikey October 8, 2009 at 10:21 pm

that chili looks so good!!!


26 Julia October 8, 2009 at 10:23 pm

I just visited Yellowstone for the first time this summer. It was absolutely awe inspiring and I can’t wait to go back!
You and Matt will have an absolute blast, but be ready to drive a lot, because the park is so huge that there is no other way to get around it!
Have a fabulous Friday!


27 Emily (Emily Eats and Exercises) October 8, 2009 at 10:26 pm

I’ve never been to Yellowstone – I can’t wait to see your pictures.
The chili looks good, I may have to make a veggie version soon.
I was watching your oatmeal video this morning. It inspired a delicious breakfast!


28 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope October 8, 2009 at 10:28 pm

You are turning into quite the world traveler Kath! Enjoy this next trip and can’t wait to hear all the details. :)

Love your snacks for class. Perfect way to stay statisfied!


29 Ali October 8, 2009 at 10:31 pm

I bought erewhon muesli once–$7.99! NO JOKE. I didn’t even realize how much it was until I got home, aah! But it twas gooooood :)

Exciting that you’re going to yellowstone! Have fun!


30 Erin October 8, 2009 at 10:39 pm

You will LOVE Yellowstone! It is as fabulous as everyone says it is.

GL with the interview. And yay for homemade chili!


31 amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) October 8, 2009 at 10:56 pm

I’m so jealous that you are going to Yellowstone!!! How fun!


32 maria October 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Your school has an area really similar to my Alma maters. We called ours the Ravine and it was actually named one of Playboy Magazine’s best spots to make out. How funny, right? 😀


33 Madelin @ What is for breakfast? October 8, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Mmmmm I was contemplating making chilli this weekend and this has decided it for me. Love the yoghurt idea, think I ‘ll try that :). Nice purple cardigan by the way!


34 Rachael (La Dolce Vita) October 8, 2009 at 11:32 pm

Can’t wait to see the pics from Yellowstone!


35 Diana October 9, 2009 at 1:17 am

You add yogurt to your chilli? That’s weird 😛 Must be tasty though.

That place (on the photo of you) looks beautiful.


36 Samuel October 9, 2009 at 5:24 am

Well, no classes outside in Montana!
What a beautiful state Montana is though…
How on earth do you guys afford the travel-sounds expensive just opening a business and relocating,but all this checking out places must be tough in this economy(well,at least FUN! And hey ya only live once:)


37 Samuel October 9, 2009 at 5:26 am

PS Plain yogurt in chili,on curries,on rice, on burritos,in spicy soups etc is the BEST I agree…’s my “condiment” of choice really!!!


38 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 9, 2009 at 5:34 am

Yum that chili looks so good.


39 Pam (Pamcakes and Eggs) October 9, 2009 at 6:16 am

I really love all of your colorful cardigans!! You give me motivation to buy something that isn’t black or grey.


40 christie @ honoring health October 9, 2009 at 6:46 am

How exciting that you are going to Montanta/Yellowstone. I spent a week on a ranch there a number of years ago and it was so beautiful. I hope you enjoy the trip, can’t wait to read all about it!


41 Hellena October 9, 2009 at 6:58 am

Your photo at the top of the blog (you in the grey dress) is soooo beautiful!!! You’re gorgeous!


42 Elina October 9, 2009 at 7:02 am

I love when people accommodate my onion hatred. It’s nice to know you can eat the food without worrying. My mom for some reason still continues to sneak onions in when she cooks for us. Hello, I can taste them!!! lol
Your trip sounds awesome. Good luck on the interviews!


43 Andee (Runtolive) October 9, 2009 at 7:26 am

I love making chili when it starts to get cooler outside. I made this delicious sweet potato and black bean chili the other day. It’s vegetarian, and packs a lot of heat and spice.


44 Paige October 9, 2009 at 7:35 am

I used to love when classes would be held outside! That chili sounds great!


45 Simply Life October 9, 2009 at 7:48 am

What a perfect fall dinner!


46 kelly October 9, 2009 at 8:04 am

I live about 100 miles from Yellowstone. You’ll love it, it is so beautiful. Glad you are taking some tourist time!


47 Sarah October 9, 2009 at 8:12 am

Glad you had a good day. Good luck with the interviews and have an amazing trip! Can’t wait to read about it :)


48 Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life October 9, 2009 at 8:24 am

Class outside looks like so much fun. It looks like it was a beautiful day!


49 Mellissa October 9, 2009 at 8:28 am

Have a great time in Montana and I hope the final rounds of Interview go well!


50 Kath October 9, 2009 at 8:34 am

Definitely Charlottesville if we get it!

I have no idea. It just works out.


“Hello, I can taste them!!!” <==== story of my life!!! Kath


51 Allison K October 9, 2009 at 9:16 am

Don’t worry about the weather, you’ll be fine!
Tips for driving in Montana/Snow
SLOW DOWN-seriously, you have to be willing to go so slow that you annoy yourself if you need to.
Pump your brakes, don’t slam on them.
If you do start sliding, don’t slam on your breaks, and turn your wheel the direction of your slide.

Ok, hopefully I haven’t freaked you out, I”m sure the road will be fine. Enjoy Yellowstone! So. Gorgeous!


52 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale October 9, 2009 at 9:31 am

Ken Burns really is such a fabulous documentary filmmaker… I was watching this the other night, and was totally sucked in!

You’ll love Montana… it’s gorgeous. So wonderful to see some of our country that still has wide, open, untouched spaces!


53 AshinMT October 9, 2009 at 9:55 am

Omg. Second time iv had to comment because of the MT business. I am also going to be in Yellowstone next weekend! My boyfriend, his family and I are headed for a three day get away, and staying at a cabin in West. I am going to be on the look out for you guys. I will attest, today the high is 18 where I live in MT. The roads are crappy but you just need to drive defensively and if they are bad, snow blowing etc… go slow, or pull over. Its Montana so the weather can change at the drop of a hat. Part of why i love it. Have fun. Yellowstone and Montana it self are beautiful and you wont find nicer people. Hope you enjoy yourselves.


54 Jo October 9, 2009 at 11:09 am

I love the way your chilli is served in a cup – it looks so cute! What a great location for a class!!


55 Lu October 9, 2009 at 11:15 am

Yellowstone is beautiful! I hope you have tons of fun.


56 Carrie October 9, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Have fun in Montana, it is beautiful! My dad lives in Bozeman, which is a great town. Yellowstone is stunning…


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