Sistas + Salads

March 3, 2010

Girls’ Night at EarthFare!!

I was quite on edge this afternoon with a looming presentation to give tomorrow. I’m normally not that nervous about public speaking, but I feel like the expectations are set high for this one because it’s all professional and all, so I’m feeling the pressure! I haven’t had time to practice it out loud yet….and time is running out!

I stayed at the office late trying to finish up references and made myself late for dinner. I decided to go home even though I’d only have 20 minutes when I got there. It was worth it because I brought in the trash, packed my lunch and cleaned up a bit. Check and check.

But I gotta get to bed ASAP and have about an hour’s worth of blogging and emailing and business stuff to do, so I must push onward!

I didn’t eat a snack today because I was all nerves (plus lunch was pretty filling!)

Hello salads!

Mine had all the usual – a bed of veggies and lettuce, a variety of spoonfuls of pasta salads, the best salmon, butternut squash salad, some blue cheese, black beans and tofu. ‘Twas a good one! A little smaller than my lunch ones and appropriately a few dollars less!

BOYW

We gabbed for an hour and then went to pick out coffee and granola.

Earthfare has the BEST COUPONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today’s was “buy any ONE thing in the store and get a free pound of coffee (organic, fair trade) and some granola!!!” WHAT A STEAL! I have also gotten free shrimp and organic apples! Sign up for their newsletter for the golden ticket.

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Just Breathe

I need to remind myself of that!!

I wrote the Breathe Spring Feature!! It’s about having a sustainable diet. So beautifully designed!

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Well, that was a pretty fast post after all!

Matt’s somewhere over the USA right now. Karen’s thankfully picking him up. I’m going to bed because Emily and I are running eight miles tomorrow AM, but I can’t wait to see him in my dreams!

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1 Monica @ Musings of the Granola Girl March 3, 2010 at 8:41 pm

cute shirt!

that salad looks like perfect fuel for an 8 mile run :)

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2 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 3, 2010 at 8:44 pm

What a fun bloggy date! :)

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3 Bonnie March 3, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Looks like fun!

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4 Food Makes Fun Fuel March 3, 2010 at 8:53 pm

That meet up looks great! And delicious. And such a good deal on the coffee and granola

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5 Simply Life March 3, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Wow I just love those huge salads!

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6 Nicole, RD March 3, 2010 at 9:00 pm

What a fun girl’s night! Love the pictures!

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7 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) March 3, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Your salad is so *full* of flavor! :D Glad to see you had a fun girl’s night out!

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8 Estela @ Weekly Bite March 3, 2010 at 9:06 pm

I’m so envious of your earthfare salads! They always look so delicious!

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9 Tara March 3, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Yummy salad! Love the girl’s night. They are the best!

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10 chand March 3, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Where is Kelsey?

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11 Kath March 3, 2010 at 9:10 pm

She had to work :(

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12 Jenn @ Livewellfit March 3, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Fabulous article, delish salad and good friends = great day!

You will be amazing at the presentation. I always tell myself that nerves are really just excitement. Focus on the excitement and the pressure/nerves will back down a bit. :)

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13 Karla March 3, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Ooh salads look yummy!
Great article on Breathe!

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14 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 3, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Good luck on your run!! And the presentation!
I’m super jealous of your awesome Earth Fare salads. My local Earth Fare (and by local I mean 20 mins away) doesn’t have the best salad bar. BUT their deals are awesome!!!

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15 jaclyn@todays lady March 3, 2010 at 9:12 pm

That’s such a great deal at Earthfare, free granola AND coffee!! Who could turn that down? I know you will do an awesome presentation, don’t worry!!! Have a great night and good luck tomorrow :)

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16 Stef March 3, 2010 at 9:12 pm

fun fun! beautiful ladies :). i know you’ll do great tomorrow, but i’ mnot a fan of public speaking either so i understand your butterflies!

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17 Lisa @bakebikeblog March 3, 2010 at 9:13 pm

What a day! Love that salad :)
And I just KNOW that you will do brilliantly on your presentation :)

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18 Jil March 3, 2010 at 9:14 pm

That salad looks phenomenal!!!

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19 Meg @ Be Fit Be Full March 3, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Just read your fantastic Breathe article! So many good points – I am not the best at planning my meals in advance and need to get better at it.

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20 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self March 3, 2010 at 9:23 pm

You and Matt are too darn cute! :)

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21 Heather (Heather's Dish) March 3, 2010 at 9:24 pm

what a gorgeous salad, and an even more beautiful article! hope the eight miles are fun in the AM!

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22 Kati @ Living Well March 3, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Great looking article; can’t wait to read it!

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23 Diana March 3, 2010 at 9:31 pm

So glad we met up for dinner tonight! I’m sure your presentation will be awesome! :)

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24 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 3, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Looks like a good day and your man is coming home! Have a great night and enjoy the run tomorrow! Good luck on the presentation!

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25 Erica March 3, 2010 at 9:40 pm

I’m taking a class called Green Catholicism, and we’ve been learning a lot about sustainable eating lately. Have you read Wendle Berry’s “The Pleasures of Eating” ? It’s a wonderful essay. It makes me want to only eat food that’s had a “happy” life.

:)

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26 Kath March 4, 2010 at 8:26 am

I haven’t heard of that book!

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27 hemp jogger March 3, 2010 at 9:41 pm

What a gorgy layout in breathe, kath! Must be quite proud :). And happy you and your man will be back together tonight. Yall are cutr as can be!

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28 Jessica March 3, 2010 at 9:42 pm

if you dont mind sharing- i’m curious about the cost of your salads.
they look amazing and i wish i had an earthfare!

(and you may have answered this before, if so i’m sorry!!)

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29 Kath March 4, 2010 at 8:27 am

They are usually about $10. Quite the mix of healthy expensive ingredients though, so I think it’s worth it.

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30 Lauren @ eater not a runner March 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm

That looks like such a fun and delicious dinner! Good luck on the am run!

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31 Mara @ What's for Dinner? March 3, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Congrats on the article! I’ll have to check it out :)

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32 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ March 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I love salad bars. You can try a little of everything and make a salad just the way you want.

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33 Ameena March 3, 2010 at 10:30 pm

I love blogger meet ups…I wish we had more of them where I live!

Good luck on your presentation and the run!

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34 David Yingling March 3, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Nothing beats a good salad, that’s for sure!

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35 Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. March 3, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Good luck tomorrow! Can’t wait to hear how it goes.

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36 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) March 3, 2010 at 11:11 pm

I wish we had an EarthFare, that place looks awesome! Love the salads, variety ROCKS! :D

Good luck with your presentation!

Jenn

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37 Lauren March 3, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Dang, that’s a pretty awesome grocery store steal! I don’t think we have any Earth Fare’s down here. Bummer.

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38 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now March 3, 2010 at 11:29 pm

You’ll do great with your presentation tomorrow– good luck! I actually have microteaching (where I have to teach college students as if they were middle schoolers) tomorrow, which I’m a little nervous about, too. But I know we’ll both do great :)

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39 Katharine March 3, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Looks delish! I really wish there was an EarthFare around here because I’m just dying to try one of their salads. Mmm! :)

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40 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 3, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Great night out with the girls! And MAJOR congrats on that article… the layout looks fabulous!

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41 Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES March 3, 2010 at 11:48 pm

im always jealous of your earthfare steals! i wish i had one!

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42 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] March 4, 2010 at 12:11 am

Cute title ; )

I’m curious, is EarthFare a chain? I’m not even exactly sure what it is…a gourmet grocery store? It looks awesome!

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43 Kath March 4, 2010 at 8:27 am

Yes, a smallish chain in the Southeast

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44 lynn (The Actors Diet) March 4, 2010 at 1:06 am

best of luck with your presentation – i understand nerves and the need to run through things. hope it all goes smoothly!

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45 The Paris Food Blague March 4, 2010 at 2:12 am

wow incredible looking granola! and i don’t even like granola. but the packaging is really pretty and i like maple
a bientot
the paris food blague

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46 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 4, 2010 at 2:50 am

Oooooh my, everything in that salad sounds sooo good! And free granola!? That’s pretty darn groovy!
Good luck with the presentation :)

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47 Hannah March 4, 2010 at 2:53 am

Good luck with the presentation! You’ll do wonderfully :) And yay for having the husband home!

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48 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) March 4, 2010 at 3:17 am

Wow, everything looks delicious! Missing big salads right now….

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49 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) March 4, 2010 at 6:28 am

I love the variables in your salad. Looks so incredibly filling and delicious.

Best of luck with your speech! Just take a ton of deep breathes beforehand and keep your focus on the message of your talk, rather than miscellaneous anxieties that can creep in the head.

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50 Lauri March 4, 2010 at 6:32 am

FUN Girls Night! I wish our Earthfare had such great specials :(

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51 Mrs. Money March 4, 2010 at 7:42 am

I want to go to Earth Fare!

I love that soup in the flyer- it is the best!

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52 Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind March 4, 2010 at 8:16 am

That’s the best coupon in the history of coupons! No “save $0.35″ business – love that!

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53 COZY KITCHEN BY THE SEA March 4, 2010 at 8:26 am

WOW……….HOW COOL !

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54 Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 4, 2010 at 8:42 am

The Breathe layout is gorgeous! Have a fun 8 miles!:)

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55 Erin (thehealthyapron.com) March 4, 2010 at 9:12 am

Hi Kath,

goodluck on your presentation! That salad looks amazing. Just curious. How much do you eat organic? For me, it’s so pricey that I really have to pick and choose. Is that what you do? I find I can only afford 1-2 items that are organic/week. What is your weekly food budget? It seems like you eat some pretty pricey foods! Just curious! Thanks! Erin

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56 Kath March 4, 2010 at 6:42 pm

I pick and choose too. I try to get apples and peppers, but it depends on the sales and the price gap. I’m doing it more and more though.

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57 Sarah@Walk Ride Days March 4, 2010 at 9:14 am

Great article–I love how outspoken you have been on your blog about living a “greener” life–always talking about it in a very fun, easy and integrated way that I thought that was what this article was going to be about–I guess you won’t run out of inspiring ways to talk and write about health issues for a long time!

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58 Emily March 4, 2010 at 9:27 am

Have you tried that granola? I don’t just love it, but I can’t put my finger on why!

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59 Kath March 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Not yet..

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60 Emilyeatsclean March 4, 2010 at 9:41 am

I love Earth Fare!! I’m so glad that my little town finally has a great grocery store such as Earth Fare!! I got that same coupon yesterday and can’t WAIT to go use it!!!

-emily http://www.emilyeatsclean.wordpress.com

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61 Becky @ flybynyght March 4, 2010 at 11:12 am

Your article is great and absolutely beautiful too! I really need to do more planning…

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62 Cait March 4, 2010 at 11:34 am

Hi Kath – Quick question… what kind of nutritional yeast do you buy and where do you buy it? I can’t seem to find it anywhere!

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63 Kath March 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Bulk bins at EarthFare!

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64 Sara March 4, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Damnnn that salad’s a BEAST!

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65 Erika March 4, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Kath,
If I would like to email you what address would I use?

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66 Kath March 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Katheats at gmail

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67 steph March 4, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Hi Kath,
I have been reading your blog for about 3 years now. You are my hero!!
You and Jenna inspired me to start a blog. here’s the link please check it out when you have time.

http://eatpaintsweatrepeat.blogspot.com/

I am an exercise physiologist and artist! haha crazy combo I know! My blog focuses on how finding happiness within yourself is what really and truly leads to health and a healthy body weight. I know b/c I lost 60lbs!! I would be honored if you would give me feed back on what I have so far :)
Go KERF!!!

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68 Kath March 4, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Congrats Steph!

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69 ann March 4, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Hey Kath,

Are you OK?

Ann

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70 Kath March 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Yes, thank you!!! The blog is having a major backup of sorts. I’ve been blogging, but I’m not sure why very few can see my posts! Thanks for asking :)

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71 ann March 4, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Glad to hear you are OK, I was just a bit worried.

You are terrific!

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