Rohan

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.

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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.

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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!)

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

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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 –

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

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We are eating well today.

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

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We’ve been passing these all week

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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!

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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! :)

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

Looks like an adventure continues for you both!

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6 Camille January 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm

That does look like Rohan! Sweet!

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

Your meals look DELISH!

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

Looks delicious! :D Love it all!

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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:)

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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.

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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!

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

Looks like you guys have had fun!

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

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

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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!

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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 :)

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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! :D

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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?

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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.

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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 ;)

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20 Kath January 16, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Thank you though!

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21 Sharon January 17, 2011 at 5:29 am

Averie,

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.

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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 :)

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23 Kara January 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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26 Lil January 16, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Kath,

Thanks for the shout out!

Love from my couch in Hillsborough,

You cat sister, Lillian XOXO

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

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

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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! :)

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29 Kath January 16, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Old Navy a few years ago!

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

Man, sandwich school actually really sounds fun.

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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 :)

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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 :)

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 bread..now you get to learn some sandwiching skills. ;)

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38 Emily January 16, 2011 at 7:41 pm

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

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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.

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40 Tessa January 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm

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

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

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

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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. :)

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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?

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44 Kath January 16, 2011 at 7:55 pm

You are too kind.

But glad you’re enjoying our journey!

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

Love that sweater!

Do you remember where you got it?

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46 Kath January 16, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Old Navy a few years ago

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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.

Jessica

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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::

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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.

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

I am totally craving a really good salad right now!

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51 Kat January 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm

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

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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!

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

That salad looks great! So many different flavors!!

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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!

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

Montana looks fun!

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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)

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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 :)

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

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

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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!

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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.

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61 Alaina January 16, 2011 at 10:55 pm

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

Have fun at sandwich school! :-)

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

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

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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!

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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!
Cheers!

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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.

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

Cute sweater!! xoxo

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67 Meagan January 17, 2011 at 8:33 am

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

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

LOTR!! I’m jealous, clearly.

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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!

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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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