January 16, 2011

Boy are we eating well today!!!

The Co-Op in Bozeman was one highlight of our trip to Montana in 2009 [ <—also one of my favorite posts of all time!], so this time we knew where to find the best food around.


We had planned to go out to lunch downtown and then swing by the Co-Op for dinner salads, but we ended up getting both lunch and dinner there! The food was too good to pass up.



I had an awesome salad with veggies on the bottom topped with tofu, cottage cheese, chicken, garbanzos, tortellini, butternut, pumpkin seeds, flax and nutritional yeast (highlight!)


Along with a bowl of Tuscan Fish Chowder!! It was awesome.


Couldn’t resist a fancy drink. I chose this one for the Huckleberry. I still love Kombucha but do miss the zing of the higher [yet still negligible] alcohol that has now been banned. And I think the green one is still my favorite! This one was almost too sweet –


Matt got a salad too along with the Saffron Rice Soup, which was also awesome!


We are eating well today.


Before leaving Bozeman, we had to give Lillian the Cat a shout out for having a casino here in the wild west!


We’ve been passing these all week


Cue the Lord Of The Rings theme – our drive back to Dillon looked just like Rohan!

“Da da da daaaaa da daaaa da da.”

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The music climaxed when we came across Beaverhead Rock – a large landmark making a statement on the horizon




We witnessed a Montana sunrise [aka sun trying to poke between the clouds]


And made it to our next hotel in no time. We switched hotels for week 2. What we gained in warm, ice-free interior corridors of a hotel, a working treadmill, a working hot tub, and a mini kitchen, we lost in renovations. The Best Western room was much nicer with better bedding and more space, but this mini kitchen will be helpful with a bigger fridge and a microwave that doesn’t require going outdoors to use.




The laundry is cooking in the dryer and we’re spending tonight relaxing and mentally preparing for 3 full days of Sandwich School.

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1 Evan Thomas January 16, 2011 at 6:35 pm

I love food bars that serve everything under the sun. I can’t help myself at Whole Foods from getting less than a pound of food. Variety is the spice of life.


2 Molly January 16, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Kath, I’ve been reading your blog for some time now and just came across that you became an RD in August 2010-small world because I did the same that month! I was wondering if you’re doing anything beyond blogging with you new credentials?


3 Kath January 16, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Blogging, freelance writing (I wrote an article on Superfoods for Publix and write the nutrition column in Breathe Magazine) and opening a BAKERY!


4 Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 16, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Oh man I can’t wait to visit our co-op type place in St. Louis! Your meal looks delicious. Have fun in Sammy School! :)


5 Trish @I_am_Succeeding January 16, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Looks like an adventure continues for you both!


6 Camille January 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm

That does look like Rohan! Sweet!


7 Blog is the New Black January 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Your meals look DELISH!


8 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Looks delicious! 😀 Love it all!


9 Katelyn January 16, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Co-ops always have the best food! In NY, we have the Green Star which ROCKS and even has freshly pressed juice:)


10 Dorry January 16, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I love it when I find a food gem while traveling! I’ve definitely been known to eat more than one meal at the same place. Sounds like your new hotel amenities trump the old ones. Love a mini kitchen.


11 Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day January 16, 2011 at 6:48 pm

I’ve heard of that co-op! Can’t wait to see what you do now that you have better facilities!


12 christina cadden January 16, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Looks like you guys have had fun!


13 Cara Craves... January 16, 2011 at 6:50 pm

That lunch looks great!
Are you getting sick of living out of a hotel?


14 Nicole @ yuppie yogini January 16, 2011 at 6:50 pm

I received a kombucha kit for Christmas and tasted my first batch yesterday. Maybe you should look into making it yourself. With Matt’s beer brewing experience it should be a cinch and then you could control the alcohol content yourself!


15 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 16, 2011 at 6:53 pm

I make my own booch.

“I still love Kombucha but do miss the zing of the higher [yet still negligible] alcohol that has now been banned”

You are not banned from making it that way in your own kitchen. I’d be glad to send you a scoby if you want to get started :)


16 Kiran January 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm

The foods looks delish. I am curious to try nutritional yeast though. Tried Gingered Kombucha, and it was WOW! 😀


17 Kath January 16, 2011 at 6:57 pm

I would like to make it at home, but the way Faith described it it sounded kind of time intensive! How much space would it take up?


18 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 16, 2011 at 8:17 pm

It takes up very little space, one 2-gallon or one 1-gallon glass jar is all you need. So a gallon sized jar sitting on your counter in the corner.

You pour tea into the jar, add the scoby, wait 10 days. Done.

I can go into more detail if you’re interested but that’s the cliff notes.


19 Kath January 16, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Faith has been making it so I’m sure she can give me the hands on tutorial. Or I’ll just go drink hers 😉


20 Kath January 16, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Thank you though!


21 Sharon January 17, 2011 at 5:29 am


I’m interested in the “at home” method. It’s not the same without the little “kick”. I don’t LOVE it enough to pay the $4 a bottle without the zing. Who knew, that was what made it so fabulous?!
Could you email me the method. I’d like to give it a shot.


22 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine January 16, 2011 at 6:57 pm

I haven’t tried any of the kombuchas since they came back on the shelves, but I did love that zing too!! Never had that flavor- the guava is my favorite :)


23 Kara January 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I love that the first thing going into the fridge is beer :)


24 cathyb.@brightbakes January 16, 2011 at 7:07 pm

my Mister’s family is big into making their own kombucha!
cathy b.


25 Amanda (Eating Up) January 16, 2011 at 7:13 pm

I love that picture of you outside! And co-ops are awesome.


26 Lil January 16, 2011 at 7:13 pm


Thanks for the shout out!

Love from my couch in Hillsborough,

You cat sister, Lillian XOXO


27 Natalie San Luis January 16, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I LOVE that brown sweater you’re wearing! Where did you get it?


28 rachel January 16, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I was wondering the same thing. I read this blog for the foodie stuff, really I do! :)


29 Kath January 16, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Old Navy a few years ago!


30 jen @ taste life January 16, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Man, sandwich school actually really sounds fun.


31 Cat January 16, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Love the picture of Matt opening the empty fridge and putting a lone beer in it :)


32 Namaste Gurl January 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I love when I find healthy, and my kind of food in unexpected places– so amazing!
I’d have to agree with you about alcohol taste in the kombucha, it was so much better :)


33 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 16, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Good call on the change in hotels! The Co-op looks amazing! Oh and love your cardigan! I am a huge fan of them and that one looks super cute!


34 Heather January 16, 2011 at 7:38 pm

I wish we had a co-op around where I live – that looks amazing!

Glad your trip back went well – that kitchen looks like it will be helpful this week.


35 Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman January 16, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I was just at one of our local markets a few days ago that has an amazing salad bar and I barely made keeping my salad at the one pound weight! It’s tough! Loved your salads and soup!


36 Megan January 16, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Oooooh, I love the Bozeman Co-op too! I was on a cross country trip and that place saved us from eating bad food and helped us stock up for our days ahead of us.


37 Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 16, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Sandwich school- cool! So you spent so many days making a ton of you get to learn some sandwiching skills. 😉


38 Emily January 16, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Love the LOTR reference and the gorgeous photos. Enjoy sandwich school!


39 Marci January 16, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Sandwich School sounds really fun. I think I may be the only person not a fan of kombucha. I tried drinking them for health benefits a few years ago but then gave up the high price and glass bottles. And didn’t like how it made me burp like champagne.


40 Tessa January 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Gosh! Yumm! Those salads look delicious! Next trip you go on, I’m coming!


41 rebecca lustig January 16, 2011 at 7:52 pm

love that hes putting in/taking out a beer ! ha


42 stacey-healthylife January 16, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Sounds like you had a great weekend and now it’s back to work. But in a fun way. :)


43 ashley January 16, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I have LOVED reading about your adventure in Montana. I live in Wyoming. Its neat to hear an “outsiders” perspective on the cold, the snow, the activities (snowshoeing).

Can I also tell you…I’m jealous of how gorgeous you are?


44 Kath January 16, 2011 at 7:55 pm

You are too kind.

But glad you’re enjoying our journey!


45 Val @ Balancing Val January 16, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Love that sweater!

Do you remember where you got it?


46 Kath January 16, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Old Navy a few years ago


47 Jessica January 16, 2011 at 8:05 pm

I’ve been on a huge soup kick lately and those soups look so good!
Our food co-op has soup great looking soups too, except I’m almost always there too early in the morning to sit and enjoy a hot bowl.



48 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 16, 2011 at 8:12 pm

That co-op looks AMAZING! It almost looks as good as Whole Foods!!! ::gasp::


49 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan January 16, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Confession: I’ve never tried Kombucha, but I’ve been very tempted a few times.


50 Jess (Sweet Potato) January 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I am totally craving a really good salad right now!


51 Kat January 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I wouldn’t pass up that delicious looking food either!


52 Ann @ Day by Day January 16, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Wow that food looks so good! Whenever I eat somewhere like that out of town, it just makes me want to move there and eat it every day. Haha I guess I’m kind of extreme. And I love your sweater! It’s a great color in that picture with the almost same colored grass behind you!


53 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 16, 2011 at 9:08 pm

That salad looks great! So many different flavors!!


54 Allie January 16, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Wowie, you did have some awesome eats today! Yuuuum :) Matt’s soup looks extra tasty. Glad you switched to a better hotel!


55 Annie@stronghealthyfit January 16, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Montana looks fun!


56 Hannah January 16, 2011 at 10:04 pm

I love love love your sweater! (Or whatever the technical term is – the brown one :P)


57 Kristina January 16, 2011 at 10:16 pm

I’m so jealous of your Montana adventure! My mom’s side of the family is from Montana so we visit about once a year…if you get a chance to stop by Red Lodge you should, it’s my favorite town and the hiking is fantastic :)


58 Christin@purplebirdblog January 16, 2011 at 10:20 pm

You look gorgeous in that brown sweater and awesome scenic background!!


59 foodandfarm January 16, 2011 at 10:35 pm

So wonderful to be able to have a sort of working kitchen! Looking forward to an upcoming sandwich school post!


60 lynn (The Actors Diet) January 16, 2011 at 10:49 pm

it’s been so long since i’ve had kombucha or nooch! have fun settling in.


61 Alaina January 16, 2011 at 10:55 pm

I love Rohan’s theme! Best music in the movie.

Have fun at sandwich school! :-)


62 Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 16, 2011 at 11:58 pm

You guys really did eat well! Your salad is loaded with awesome goodies!


63 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] January 17, 2011 at 12:34 am

very pretty brown sweater! aw, i love the bozeman co-op. good eats for sure!


64 Janna January 17, 2011 at 3:42 am

Oh man that food looks tasty! I think you made the right choice for your last Bozeman meal! I hope the new HOtel is better than the last MOtel. :)

Thanks for link to the previous Lord of the Rings themed post. I am having fun reading back through your previous Montana adventure.

Glad we could give you a different (albeit scary) taste of Montana!


65 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 17, 2011 at 7:41 am

Haha, that scenery DOES look like Rohan!

I’m so curious to try kombucha, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere here.


66 Emily Malone January 17, 2011 at 8:05 am

Cute sweater!! xoxo


67 Meagan January 17, 2011 at 8:33 am

Sandwich school – I love it! And I agree, that comforter needs serious updating. DOWN PLEASE!


68 Natalia - a side of simple January 17, 2011 at 11:59 am

LOTR!! I’m jealous, clearly.


69 Sunya January 17, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Enjoying reading about your adventure in Montana. Good luck with your bakery. So while I was out on Saturday I had to stop by one of our Great Harvest here in Portland and picked up some Moose Drool at World Market. The bread is awesome but I now know why Matt loves this beer. It is amazing. I am going back for a six pack!


70 Tina January 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I love your brown sweater! It looks great.

the scenic pictures you posted are seriously breathtaking!


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