Salt Kissed

May 30, 2011

With all the sweating I’ve been doing, no wonder salty sounded good today!

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Body Pump was CROWDED! The most people ever – they even ran out of bars. I pumped hard, but it wasn’t the hardest day ever. The bike ride home was tough though!

For lunch I had to use up some broccoli on its last day and the strawberries I picked yesterday. I paired those with toast with bacon + egg + jam and some seaweed!!

Foodbuzz worked with Foodzie to send featured publishers a tasting box as part of Foodzie’s monthly taster box program.

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Inside I found two flavored salts!! Salt (and smoked paprika) are the foods of 2011 : )

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I put the Rosemary + Sage Herb sea salt all over my broccoli after sautéing in some olive oil – love!!! Everyone always asks about my lavender salt, which I got at the San Francisco Farmer’s Market. But herby salts are actually pretty easy to make if you just blend your favorites with sea salt in a food professor. I like my coarsely ground, so don’t blend too much! I have yet to make my own because I’ve had these good flavors on hand, but I will someday!

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Also in the box – Seasnax!

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I didn’t know what to think about these sheets of seaweed but the package said they were “strangely addictive.”

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They were right!!! They melt in your mouth like those Listerine sheets and taste like the best sushi I’ve had. I ate ‘em all!

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Slice of honey whole wheat with bacon + egg + Grandma Candy’s jam. I was just going to do the egg, but we have local bacon in the fridge so I added a slice at the last minute.

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I love bacon because of its small portion. Had this been some huge slab of meat, I would have never wanted to cook it, but once slice of bacon is usually less than 50 calories and enhances a plate with so much flavor!

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If you haven’t seen enough strawbs..

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Do you know how badly I wanted sparkling water today? Enough to venture in the basement for the first time since Saturday afternoon after seeing a HUGE camel cricket. A similar scenario to this time!

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Happy munching – I’m off to the bakery on my bike. Time to sweat some more!

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1 Sarah@The Flying ONION May 30, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I’m addicted to seaweed! It tasted so odd to me at first, but once I got used to them, I fell in love. :D

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2 Monica J May 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Hi! I love your site and congrats on your new bakery! I am Korean and wanted to let you know those seaweed snacks are originally Korean.. they’re very good alone with steamed white/brown rice if you want something easy on your stomach… or if you want something a little more interesting, with stir-fried rice (with Kimchi, eggs & scallions).. hope you try it!

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3 KathEats May 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Like unwrapped sushi :)

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4 Monica J May 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Exactly! But Koreans have a little extra sesame oil & sea salt added for flavor :) If you are feeling the need for quick comfort food, you can also add a touch of butter with a few droplets of soy sauce to the rice, and then eat the seaweed with it. I’m not sure if you have any Korean groceries in your area but we also have a korean spicy pepper paste that is also ultra-satisfying with all of this, hehe

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5 Becky May 30, 2011 at 8:28 pm

And SOOOO good for our thyroids!

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6 Lisa @ Healthful Sense May 30, 2011 at 12:29 pm

They have those seaweed sheets at Trader Joe’s. Strange looking… but definitely addictive!

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7 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 30, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I haven’t tried Seaweed Snacks yet but I’ve heard some wildly mixed reviews, so I’m very curious! I’m going to try to remember to look for some next time I go grocery shopping. Sounds like a fun delivery! :)

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8 Susan (Oliepants) May 30, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I actually love seaweed and I think it makes a great snack. It’s perfect with some rice for a filling snack.

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9 Katherine May 30, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Looks like a pretty amazing meal to me!

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10 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 30, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I miss Body Pump so much! Strength training at home is just not the same.

There’s no such thing as too much strawberry ;)

I’m also a huge fan of seaweed snacks, and we always have a pack in our house!

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11 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 30, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I just made BLTs for the boys. Today must be a bacon day! I love those salts. They have a lemon basil one too that is so good! I hope you have a great afternoon!

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12 Marina May 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Salt sounds delicious, I bet it would really go well with ripe tomatoes!
gosh how your lunch looks great :)

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13 Molly @ RDexposed May 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I will totally admit to that bacon looking D-licious!

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14 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 30, 2011 at 12:53 pm

“Body Pump was CROWDED! The most people ever..”

That’s what I call Holiday Exercise Mentality.

People have the day off, they know they have been or plan to be, ahem, feasting well at the holiday parties so that run to the gym. When I used to teach yoga classes at gyms, Jan/New yrs resolutions and holidays were always sooo busy!

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15 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 30, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I want to try some seaweed snacks again, b/c I had them once and they were nasty. I don’t like bacon either….but your broccoli looks good.

As do the strawbs. …I LOVE when my BodyPUMP classes are full, so much energy in the room! :)

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16 Emily @ Savory and Savage May 30, 2011 at 1:15 pm

It is definitely a bacon day – I am making pasta with bacon and onions for lunch ))

I eat tons of seaweed – especially those xtra thin snack sheets – they are the best!

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17 melissa May 30, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I had to google “camel cricket” which led to a string of other searches (brown recluse, fishing
spiders, etc.) and now I’m totally creeped out. ha :)

Those strawberries looks delicious!

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18 KT May 30, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Hey Kath! This is my first time commenting, but I knew I HAD to tell you that this morning was my first day at a new job (A barista at STARBUCKS to be exact), and my new boss surprised us with BISCOFF COOKIES! I instantly thought of you…and happily dunked a few in my cup of coffee. Love!
-KT

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19 KathEats May 30, 2011 at 1:46 pm

yummm!!!

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20 Baking 'n' Books May 30, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I want to be a Barista for life secretly. If I didn’t have loans!

KERF – do you tend to go what what you feel like eating or based on what might go bad soon “should be ate”?

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21 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I have no idea what a camel cricket looks like and I don’t think I want to know, haha!

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22 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 30, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I so agree with a little bacon to add some flavor! :)

I keep meaning to buy TJ’s seaweed snack because I love them so much! :)

Hope you have a wonderful rest of your day and best wishes at the bakery! :)

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23 Kristi @ KristiAteIt May 30, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I’ve heard mixed things about those seaweed snacks. Now I’m really wanting to see how they are. I love sushi!

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24 mitzi @ my nikon eats food May 30, 2011 at 2:03 pm

after reading so many reviews of the seaweed sheets being gross, i’m so happy to see that you like them b/c they are for sure addicting and yummy!! if you like sushi there’s no reason not to like them :)

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25 Angel7 May 30, 2011 at 2:12 pm

The Seasnax look good! That is cool how they melt in your mouth like the Listerine sheets!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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26 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Bacon makes food taste better. It is a fact.

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27 lynn @ the actor's diet May 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm

just got the foodzie box too. can’t wait to use those salts!

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28 Mary @ Bites and Bliss May 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Flavored salt..bacon…
Funny, my aunt sent my bacon flavored salt! I think this post is a sign to finally break into it.

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29 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 30, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Those seaweed snacks look awesome! As does the rest of your plate.

Something about seltzer when it’s hot out is sooo refreshing. LOVE IT!

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30 Kristina May 30, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Love me some foodzie tasting box! Those salts are amazing – I used the entire package of the rosemary flavor on pork chops the other night… wasn’t quite as much a fan of the sea snax though, which is odd because I love sushi and sashimi… but they were just a little too fishy-tasting for me.

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31 kaila @ healthyhelper blog! May 30, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I loooove seaweed too! Not only dried….but in salads it is the best! Especially with seasame oil…so good!

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32 Natalia - a side of simple May 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Everyone says feta makes it beta…but bacon does a good job, too!

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33 Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 30, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I love those seaweed sheets! I snack on the all the time. For a more filling meal, I wrap them around brown rice and have veggies on the side!

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34 Allison @ The Delicious Life May 30, 2011 at 3:21 pm

The seasnax look so good! I love sprinkling some seaweed over my rice and black beans. Bacon is also a semi-guilty pleasure ;) But like you said, low-cal and so much flavor enhancement!

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35 Jen G. May 30, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Despite spraying my house repeatedly, I’ve been fighting camel crickets for ages. Mine, however are not limited to my basement — if only…! I’ve found them on my nightstand and kitchen counter. Eek. I finally called the professionals the other day, after pulling out two mixing bowls from my counter and finding a dead one in one and a live one in the other. I figured paying exterminators and reaping the resultant environmental karma outweighs the cost and hassle of moving.

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36 KathEats May 30, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Ahhhhhhh! On your nightstand!? My parents’ house has them in the kitchen sink all the time.

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37 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs May 30, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Oh seaweed!! I forget how much I love it – it looks delicious!!

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38 Hannah May 30, 2011 at 4:02 pm

First time commenter here, been lurking for a while but decided to finally say something (I think I’m avoiding studying for my upcoming finals…) Your meal looks delicious, as always. I’m very curious to try those seaweed snacks. And I LOVE sparkling water. It’s one of the things I miss most about home when I’m away at school.

And I’m guessing you meant food processor, not food professor? :)

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39 KathEats May 30, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Yes – processor!!

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40 Becky May 30, 2011 at 8:30 pm

YOU, Kath, are the food professor, though! : 0 )

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41 Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 30, 2011 at 4:23 pm

one word…..DELICIOUS!

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42 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen May 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm

I just happened to look at the nutrition facts for bacon (can’t believe I never have) and was shocked to see that a slice wasn’t really all that many calories. It does enhance a sandwich or plate so much. I’ve been using it a little more often now :)

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43 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com May 30, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Can’t wait to try some gourmet salts. I’ve always been intrigued by lavender salts you’ve often used :)

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44 Clare May 30, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Those seaweed snacks are delicious but be sure to check your teeth post-snacking!

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45 Brittany May 30, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I love sea snax! My friend works for the company in LA and when I went to visit her I met the owner of the company and became hooked on the seaweed. :)

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46 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 30, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I’d be like that too if I saw one of those in my basement… Except we don’t have a basement.

And sorry about your bike tire :(

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47 Hilary May 30, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Nicely done. I’ve seen the contents of the foodzie box also on Meals ‘n Miles! Wish I could be a part of it, but not so since I am Canadian. :(

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48 Tori (Fresh Fruition) May 30, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Those melty seaweed sheets sound so interesting, and so good at the same time! I love any type of green (except maybe iceberg lettuce, it doesn’t have too much tastiness)

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49 Clairerose C May 30, 2011 at 7:18 pm

I love Sea Snax! I have a bit of asnacking problem and they really hit the spot:-Dcc

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50 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 30, 2011 at 7:37 pm

I hate finding bugs in my basement. I just saw the grossest centipede in mine yesterday. Yuck!!!

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51 Lee May 30, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I love those seaweed snacks. They have them at Trader Joe’s too.

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52 britt May 30, 2011 at 8:10 pm

mmmmmm!! egg sammies are my favorite meal…breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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53 Jennifer May 30, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Oh my gosh I totally know what you mean about the camel crickets! It’s possible that I may have a slight phobia, true, but Oh my gosh! They’re truly horrific! I dream about a day when I move somewhere where they aren’t heard of! Take good care!

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54 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner May 30, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Hehe, I love how they said they were STRANGELY ADDICTIVE!!! :D

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55 Khushboo May 30, 2011 at 11:11 pm

I love seaweed! I just crumbled some on top of my salad- adds a touch of sushi to the bowl :)

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56 Hannah May 30, 2011 at 11:32 pm

For some of us, smoked paprika was the flavour of 2008, but that’s okay if you’re only just catching up with Australia ;)

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57 Mary Frances May 31, 2011 at 4:43 pm

So what is Australia’s flavour of 2011?

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58 Hannah June 1, 2011 at 5:46 am

Erm…. darnit. There goes my street cred.

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59 Mary Frances June 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Nah, we love hearing from you from down under… Sorry to put you on the spot :) LOL

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60 Hannah June 1, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Haha! Well, at arestaurant recently I had a dessert of watermelon robet, honey yoghurt pannacotta, turkish delight, and NIGELLA soil, so maybe odd spices?! :P

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61 Mary Frances June 1, 2011 at 9:00 pm

I have never heard of NIGELLA soil…sounds intriguing (as I am an avid gardener). Sounds like it is something that would taste great with a good Merlot? I am not comfortable posting my e-mail, but if you contact Kath I give my permission for her to share it with you if you want to correspond. It would be fun to have a pen pal on the other side of the world and share stuff.

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62 Hannah June 1, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I’m always up for penpals! My email address should be on the about page of my blog, if you wanted to catch it that way :)

(Nigella soil was a powder of ground nigella seeds [like you get on Turkish bread] and sugar!)

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63 becca (bellebottoms) May 31, 2011 at 9:20 am

I got that tasting box as well, and i LOVE the salts!! sooooo good! :)

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64 Lauren May 31, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Hm, I ate a different brand of seaweed snacks but I didn’t like them at all! I like sushi, but these were way too fishy tasting for me!

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