Red, White + Gold

June 30, 2010

GAH!! This always happens. The minute I finish a final exam, turn in a paper…or see the end of my internship in sight.. relaxation on the horizon…..THE BLOG CRASHES. Seriously, there is nothing more stressful to me than technological troubles.

I spent the afternoon chatting with Dreamhost, who took an awfully long time to figure out the problem. Thanks to IAN for his expertise! At least Dreamhost has excellent chatting services for VPS customers :)

Lunch at the hospital today was GREAT!!

I had a really nice piece of fish with olives and tomatoes, a pile of sautéed spinach (a big one!!), a delicious (REALLY delicious) pile of roasted herbed eggplant and one of those popover rolls that I love! And a piece of Hershey’s chocolate!


I got home from work on time and my plans for a new neighborhood run were averted by rain. Instead I headed to the condo gym! I haven’t formally exercised in …like a week!?!? So unlike me, but as I come to the peak of this huge stressful 6 months, exercise just hasn’t seemed as important. [Plus I have been walking all over the hospital by day and moving in my spare time, so I do feel like I’ve gotten a good bit of exercise in] Matt and I actually just canceled our gym memberships at the Y because I don’t think we’d get our money’s worth in the next month and we have this fun gym to use!

How convenient is it that Karen’s gym is literally 3 doors down. No excuses!! I did 40 minutes on the elliptical and then some weight machines and free weights. It was nice to relax a bit with BH&G magazine!

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Matt and I actually just canceled our gym memberships at the Y because I don’t’ think we’d get our money’s worth in the next month.

I wasn’t too hungry from lunch, so I just mixed some Vega sport drink into my water bottle. I’m not really that wild about this stuff at all. It tastes like tea and I don’t really want to taste tea when I work out.

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Once back home across the hall, we had a Great Harvest conference call, more house stuff to take care of, an Open Sky call, lunch to pack. Work. Work. Work!

Thankfully I have a personal chef!

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Note that the Garlic Gold is nearly empty!?

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I don’t know who loves it more! I requested a special coupon for you guys to knock the price off a bit and got a celebratory 4th of July deal: 20% off the Garlic oil and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette Bundle with the coupon code: RedWhite&Gold. I promise you’ll love this stuff :mrgreen:

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Dinner tonight was a simple tempeh stir-fry

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We crumbled up a log of the 3 grain tempeh with broc, carrots, peppers and lots of soy sauce

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Topped with coconut!! A spin-off of this meal: Meals Are More Fun With Bears.

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I topped my rice with a little coconut butter!!! Heavenly combo.

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My personal chef helped me with the photography, hairy arms and all :mrgreen:

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Had a few bites of cantaloupe for dessert while packing my lunch.

And I’m late for bed!!

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1 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 30, 2010 at 8:21 pm

The meyer lemon vinaigrette + garlic combo sounds to die for!


2 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) June 30, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Walkin’ around the hospital is plenty of exercise. I remember I even lost a few pounds (totally unintentionally) when I was waitressing a couple years ago because I was just walking…sometimes running…alllllllllllllllllll day long.

Our condo gym is 9 floors down but I am way less motivated to go than when it was a mile away at school. Funny how that happens.


3 [email protected]:// June 30, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I had computer problems with my blog last week. It is so frustrating I hate it. That gym is actually pretty nice and up to date, hope you get some good use out of it. Enjoy the convenience.


4 Ann @ Appalachian Appetites June 30, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I’ve been trying to come up with more ways to eat tempeh…This sounds like a good one! Looks pretty with the coconut. Hope you get some rest and the blog problems are resolved :)


5 The Wife of a Dairyman June 30, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Love the coconut! And how great is having a gym three doors down!? Awesome!


6 Laura June 30, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Yummy! I am having tempeh for tea tonight and have been trying to decide what to do with it, after seeing yours, I think I will make a stir-fry.


7 Kelly June 30, 2010 at 8:44 pm

My gym is 13 floors down and it is really really nice. Although, I think Karen’s gym is a lot larger than mine! How sweet of Matt to make dinner for you. That’s always a special treat. :)


8 [email protected]'s Going The Distance June 30, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Whenever I finish up a project/internship/etc. it never fails, I get sick. haha. Your blog and I are alike 😉


9 [email protected] June 30, 2010 at 8:53 pm

You are almost done :)


That stir fry looks great!


10 Kerri June 30, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Thanks for the coupon. I have been wanting to try that oil. Stir fry looks awesome. Glad the blog is back up.


11 Lisa @bakebikeblog June 30, 2010 at 9:03 pm

What a great dinner combo! So fresh and lovely :)


12 Heather (Heather's Dish) June 30, 2010 at 9:10 pm

oh wow, i’m insanely jealous of y’alls dinner! i love garlic and i love stir-fry…put the two together and you have a winner!


13 lynn (The Actors Diet) June 30, 2010 at 9:12 pm

sorry your blog crashed! glad it’s back.


14 Jenny June 30, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Your dinner looks beautiful!


15 Mary @ Bites and Bliss June 30, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I sure wish my gym was only a few doors down! I bet it felt awesome getting back into working out, too :)


16 Chelsey June 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm

I totally love that picture of your lunch – hahaha very creative!!! :)


17 Gretchen July 1, 2010 at 12:24 am

Me too! :)


18 Dorry June 30, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Your dinner looks fab. I’m glad you got your blog issues settled!


19 [email protected] June 30, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Mmm I love stir fry! That looks so good.


20 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm

I just had some stir fry, but unfortunately I didn’t have tempeh today!


21 Carolyn @ lovinlosing June 30, 2010 at 10:02 pm

That is a really nice gym for a condo complex!


22 Lele June 30, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Ooh brown rice with coconut butter sounds awesome.
My other favorite pairing is brown rice with sesame oil- I HIGHLY recommend it!


23 [email protected] June 30, 2010 at 10:25 pm

i cant believe how fresh everything looks in that bowl! the greens, the coconut OMG!! this is fantastic! what a WONDERFUL personal chef u have.. hmmm i need to find me one asap! haha <3

.. or is he for rent? lol


24 Meg June 30, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Canteloupe is a perfect summer dessert! My gym here in San Fran is a block away – no excuses for me either, even in the morning – I love spinning at 6am!! :) Glad you got a good workout and mag-reading time in Kath – you SO deserve it!!! And the personal chef 😉

Enjoy your night!

p.s. I’m not complaining or anything, but you wrote the same sentence about the Y membership twice…just lettin ya know 😉


25 Kath July 1, 2010 at 6:02 am

Ha!! OOPS!! I moved it and must have moved it twice :)


26 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen June 30, 2010 at 10:54 pm

I just finished the BH&G at the gym this morning! Didn’t you want to cook up the tofu/polenta stack while still on the elliptical?


27 Melissa @ For the Love of Health July 1, 2010 at 12:19 am

Sorry to hear about the blog crash! Glad it is back up and running!

Amazing looking dinner!!


28 Gretchen July 1, 2010 at 12:27 am

That’s a nice gym and so convenient!


29 Marina July 1, 2010 at 12:33 am

Blog crashes are so frustrating! I hate when something like that happens, it really pisses me off :)
Tempeh dish looks awesome, interesting combination!


30 Wei-Wei July 1, 2010 at 12:41 am

Hahahha it shows just how much you guys love the Garlic Gold! Your stir-fry looks delicious, and so does your lunch 😉



31 Susan July 1, 2010 at 12:43 am

Karen’s condo gym probably has as much cardio equipment as my gym! Nice that it’s so convenient.


32 Hannah July 1, 2010 at 1:22 am

Have a lovely sleep! Sorry to hear about your blog crashing :( Mmmm, I think I’m going to have to buy coconut butter for sure now – it’s so versatile!


33 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 1, 2010 at 1:50 am

Gah, sorry about the blog, how frustrating!!
Wonderful delicious dinner though 😀 Tempeh is my favourite food :)


34 callinae July 1, 2010 at 2:03 am

Cam has a gym that is literally five minutes away, but it’s absolutely awful. It’s one of the greatest challenges about being here; guess academics trumps superior sports facilities, or something like that.

So I usually just run outside or go swimming 😉


35 Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear July 1, 2010 at 3:05 am

You’re really lucky to have a personal chef! :)

Mmm, I must try coconut with rice too, sounds good!


36 Simply Life July 1, 2010 at 5:22 am

oh that dinner looks great!


37 Laura @ youngDCliving July 1, 2010 at 6:23 am

I love seeing your drawn-out lunches, they’re so fun. Sorry about all the stress! It will be over soon :)


38 Diana @ frontyardfoodie July 1, 2010 at 6:26 am

My word you are one busy woman! If it helps i never noticed that the site was down. ha


39 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 1, 2010 at 7:56 am

I’ve never thought to put coconut on a stir fry! I’ll have to try it out.


40 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies July 1, 2010 at 8:02 am

haha Dinner looks delicious and your drawing is adorable!! That always happens to me too…outside forces preventing blogging succkkk!


41 Heather @ Side of Sneakers July 1, 2010 at 8:11 am

That is an AWESOME condo gym. Blog crashes blow. Mine’s gone down 8 times this week. boooo.


42 Anne July 1, 2010 at 9:31 am

Dinner looks delish – we had tempeh last night too; it’s definitely a new favorite! Sorry for all of your blog troubles. I hope it behaves for you today!!
Have a great one!


43 Cynthia (It All Changes) July 1, 2010 at 9:44 am

I think you did the right thing canceling your Y membership. And this way you have no excuses since it is just down the hall.


44 Katie @ peacebeme July 1, 2010 at 10:47 am

THAT is a REALLY nice condo gym!

Is the Garlic Gold really garlicky? I personally hate garlic unless it’s in small amounts. I want to buy it for my dad but I am afraid he will go crazy with it, lol.


45 Kath July 1, 2010 at 11:22 am

It’s not really garlicky!! That’s why I love it. I do NOT like garlic!


46 Laura July 1, 2010 at 11:06 am

LOVE your artistic skills!


47 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 1, 2010 at 11:36 am

Wow, that gym looks amazing and it’s only a few doors down from you!


48 Carrie July 1, 2010 at 11:41 am

Kath, I’ve been reading for a while (stalking, really) and I’ve finally taken the leap to try your garlic gold. :) Can’t wait to get it in the mail, and I’ll make sure to blog about it for you!


49 christine July 1, 2010 at 1:55 pm

How sweet is that to have a gym right in the complex!!!! Wowzer!!!!! That is a pretty nice gym…..


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