Rhythm and Rhyme and Harmony

May 20, 2012

Give me the beat [girls] and free my soul, I wanna get lost in your rock and roll, and drift away!

^^ One of my favorite songs!!


Great day today!! The past few Sundays I did a lot of writing, but today I just worked on the household, which I find very relaxing. We had our doula meeting (SO helpful!! So excited!) and then I read some more Ina May and then I actually IRONED MY PILLOW SHAMS after they came out of the dryer! Could that be a subliminal nesting urge?! I also folded the shirts in my closet (if you watched this video, you’d know that is not the norm!) (I was freshly pregnant then!) And organized all of our cloth diapers.



The above was eaten at 5pm and took away my appetite until about 7:30 when I really still wasn’t hungry, but started to think about dinner. Rice was in the rice cooker and the menu in my head read: Rice + Beans + Garden a.k.a. rhythm, rhyme and harmony :mrgreen:


This delicious mixture materialized in about 10 minutes.


Brown rice topped with a can of pinto beans and frozen PEAS (I love peas!) plus swiss chard from our garden and a sauce made of nutritional yeast. The sauce was simply 1/3 cup yeast, 1/4 cup milk, a generous pinch of salt, and a sprinkle of smoked paprika. Cashews on top – totally delicious!



I’m starting my Monday behind in my workload but totally organized in the dwelling place.

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1 Taylor May 20, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Can you do a post on Matt making bread? Like the whole thing start to finish (obviously cut out all the rising time and stuff). I’m curious to see his kneading and shaping techniques!


2 KathEats May 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm

On this page, there are a lot of Matt’s old bread recipes that include some techniques. Hope they are helpful!



3 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Ahh that’s awesome! I agree that a new post about this would be awesome though. Of course, it’s totally up to you, :)


4 [email protected] for the Soul May 20, 2012 at 9:30 pm

oh I guess I skipped that part, I never saw it! xD I’m totally going to make one sometime b/c if anyone knows bread, it’s YOU guys!


5 Sana May 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Hahah you sound super energetic in tonight’s post! Love it!


6 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) May 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm

I like how you call it rhythm, rhyme, and harmony. It really is!


7 Lynn @ the actor's diet May 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Now that all my friends have babies I know what a doula is. Did they exist before 2010?!?


8 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats May 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I love peas too, but I always seem to forget about them!


9 Michele Sparrow May 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Hi there, new to comments, not to following! :-) I was struck by your snack time and meal time. Do you normally eat dinner after 7:30 pm? We are eating dinner (we are a family of 4: me, hubby, 2 teenage boys) by 6:00 pm every night. Sometimes, we sit down to eat at 5:30. We don’t usually snack prior to that meal, however. So, I was just curious if that was the timing for today, or typical for you and your hubby. Happy Sunday! :-)


10 KathEats May 20, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I’d say we usually eat at 7 and I try not to snack past 4:30 or I won’t be hungry! Sometimes dinner is pushed back to 8 and sometimes we do eat at 6


11 Liz May 21, 2012 at 12:14 am

We’re late eaters at my house, too. I work 3rd shift, though, and am not out of bed until 6 pm most days. So, our dinner time is usually 8:30-ish (even with one person following the ‘normal’ work/sleep hours). Actually, eating later (even on non-work days) helps me to not snack in the evenings. :)


12 donna May 20, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Good for you for liking Sundays! I like Sundays less than any other of the days of the week because I hate doing chores. The thought of getting organized for the week is enough to get me down! Once Monday comes, I’m ok, but getting through the “I know I need to do all of this” on Sunday, is a bummer! I end up just relaxing (which is not a bad thing!), and saving my chores until Monday.


13 Megan @ Megan's Munchies May 20, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Sounds like a perfect Sunday to me!! That is one of my favorite songs too!


14 Amanda M May 20, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Ironing your pillow shams? Pfft. Try ironing your underwear.

To be fair, I was in boot camp when I did it.


15 kristen @ verbs and vignettes May 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm

i feel like sometimes when home is organized and feeling like you want it, everything else will slip into place behind it. at least i know it works the opposite way… when i feel disheveled in the apartment, everything else ends up feeling a little out of control, too. it’s gotta work positive, too!


16 Cristin May 20, 2012 at 10:39 pm

You’re not the only one who loves peas, I also love them! Glad I’m not alone. I even like canned peas, which I know, are so very nutritionally void. But I grow my own Swiss chard and lettuce, so it balances out. May I ask what kind of nutritional yeast you use? What are the benefits?
Also, I’m very addicted to straws. Do you like the washable ones, or do you recommend sticking to the disposables?


17 KathEats May 21, 2012 at 7:56 am

I just get the bulk yeast from Whole Foods. It’s full of protein and lots of B vitamins. Cheesy in taste.

I like the aluminum one enough to not buy the disposables anymore, but disposables are nice for travel.


18 emily May 20, 2012 at 11:59 pm

my mom always sang it “give me my spoon now and feed my soul, I wana get lost in my oatmeal bowl and drift away!” Of course before serving us our morning oatmeal when we were kids :-) Happy memories!


19 KathEats May 21, 2012 at 6:33 am



20 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 20, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I don’t often put nuts on top or or into recipes (I pulverize them to make nut flour though) but ohmygosh you just made me crave cashews! Fabulous looking meal!


21 Khushboo Thadani May 21, 2012 at 12:48 am

Funny enough peas is one vegetable I’m not a big fan of- I find them kinda tasteless!


22 Kavi @ Lab to Fab! May 21, 2012 at 12:56 am

Had to laugh at ironing the pillow the shams… you really are nesting!


23 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 21, 2012 at 4:39 am

Dinner looks delicious!


24 Lauren May 21, 2012 at 5:53 am

Siggi’s makes Grapefruit? How is it?


25 KathEats May 21, 2012 at 6:34 am

It’s good but not my favorite


26 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 21, 2012 at 7:38 am

Dinner looks tasty! I love the cashews on top for crunch :)


27 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning May 21, 2012 at 7:53 am

Yum- the cashews look SO tasty on top! I need to incorporate them into a meal this week… (though I’m lazy and it will probably be something predictable with Asian flavors!)


28 Amanda @ flecksofgreen May 21, 2012 at 8:32 am

I love using trail mix or nuts as toppings for things! I especially like putting them on my salad–it gives it a sweet and salty touch that perfectly rounds out the meal!


29 Cait's Plate May 21, 2012 at 10:02 am

I love, love, love that song! So good when done a capella :)

And I don’t think I’ve had frozen peas in such a long time, but I just happen to have some sitting in the freezer so I might need to reunite myself with them!


30 Hope May 21, 2012 at 10:28 am

Is Matt giving us all the middle finger in that last picture? Lol!


31 KathEats May 21, 2012 at 10:37 am

I hope not!


32 Angel7 May 21, 2012 at 10:48 am

You must be going through a nesting urge to be ironing pillow shams :)



33 Michael Tavallaei DDS May 24, 2012 at 6:38 pm

do you make these recipes up on your own


34 KathEats May 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm



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