Sleepy Salad + Sandwich

March 4, 2009

I just deleted over 2,000 photos from my Eye-Fi card! That’s a lot of food ;)

I’m feeling the effects of my sleeplessness today, but luckily I’ll be able to sleep in a little tomorrow morning. I don’t have Food Lab this Friday so my weekend starts tonight at 7:45! Unfortunately I’ve got 1,000 things to do + projects for school, so I will not be sipping pina coladas.

I packed my lunch today since we had good options in the fridge. First was this bright salad

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Contents:

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 a giant carrot
  • A few mini peppers
  • ~1/3 cup chickpeas (love eating these on salads!)
  • Some leftover shredded chicken
  • Avocado (which made the salad)
  • Squeeze lemon juice (for the avocado and light dressing)

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I also had a small Tempeh + Pumpkin Butter Sandwich on GH Cinnamon Raisin Bread.

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And a container for fruit. I was going to save most of this for clinical, but I needed it : )

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Strawberries on top, grapefruit on bottom

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My friend Lauri and I are going on a walk in a bit over to EarthFare and back (she needs some groceries). It’s really nice out but still pretty nippy. Can’t wait for 75* this weekend!

Another soup sighting over at Muffin Love Chick!

See y’all for a late dinner.

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1 Marissa March 4, 2009 at 2:05 pm

I love chickpeas on salad too!

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2 VeggieGirl March 4, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Love the sandwich and strawberries!!

Have a lovely walk!!

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3 Alyssa March 4, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Harris Teeter shoppers!,
I have a realllly random question… does Harris Teeter sell Ezekiel/food for life english muffins? I suppose I can just go and see, but I wanted to ask before I spend the bus money to hop on over there, but then find out they don’t have them, I’m a college student you know :) Thanks!!!

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4 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) March 4, 2009 at 2:30 pm

I cannot wait to try tempeh. It looks soo simple and full of goodness.
The salad sounds like a wonderful blend of flavors. I miss avocado, I wish our cafe had them available every day!

Have a good afternoon! SEE YA TONIGHT!! I wonder what’s on the menu….:-D

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5 joyful March 4, 2009 at 2:36 pm

I got my own block of tempeh today…maybe I’ll go the sandwich route soon!

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6 Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 4, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Great looking sandwich! I keep meaning to get tempeh!

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7 Mel March 4, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Lucky you getting an early weekend! Enjoy the rest of your night!

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8 Diana March 4, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Great looking packed lunch!
Enjoy your long weekend!

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9 Natalie March 4, 2009 at 2:45 pm

The tempeh on the cinamon bread sounds so good! I hope you can make it through the day without falling asleep! :)

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10 Sharon March 4, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Delicious!! Strawberries!

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11 brandi March 4, 2009 at 2:46 pm

enjoy your last full day of classes this week!

I can’t wait for the 70 degree weather either! :)

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12 sarah March 4, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Your salad looks so lovely and yummy!
Sarah

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13 Hallie March 4, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Looks beautiful! Much prettier than my lunch of chicken and cabbage :-)

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14 JENNA March 4, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Isn’t this weather so crazy snowing one day then by the end of the week 75*!! I love it!

Your lunch looks so colorful!

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15 sue March 4, 2009 at 2:52 pm

great lunch! YAY for an early weekend :)

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16 Marisa (trim the fat) March 4, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Beautiful salad! Maybe just one pina colada?????? ;)

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17 Kailey (SnackFace) March 4, 2009 at 2:55 pm

What a beautiful, well-balanced lunch! Haha, your weekend starts tonight?? I’d totally be sippin pina coladas while reading the novels I have to get through :) Have fun in class until then, though!

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18 Weekly Bite March 4, 2009 at 3:04 pm

What a colorful lunch!! Hope you get some rest tonight!

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19 Danielle March 4, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I gave up meat for lent and haven’t craved it yet, until I saw that chicken in your salad, it looks sooo good!

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20 K March 4, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Your soup is getting around!! 2,000 pictures?! Holy cow that’s a lot :)

Fabulous lunch!!

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21 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 4, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Delicious lunch. Hope you get lots of rest tonight!

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22 Emily March 4, 2009 at 3:34 pm

coveting your strawberries!
hope you have a great start to your weekend! :-)

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23 Kelly L. March 4, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Does anyone use Calorie King? If so, how do you like it?

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24 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday March 4, 2009 at 3:36 pm

That IS a bright salad!!

Good luck with your 1000 things to do!

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25 Meg March 4, 2009 at 3:39 pm

I have so many pics on my computer of food. I really need to get rid of some of them.

Love the sandwich on cinnamon raisin GH bread.

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26 Adi (Oatonomy.com) March 4, 2009 at 3:44 pm

That soup is getting around Kath! I need to try that one.
I added you to my blog roll, hope that’s okay :)

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27 Jessica March 4, 2009 at 3:48 pm

I can’t wait to try a tempeh sandwich. I love that you enjoy them with just three ingredients too. I noticed that I have some cranberry butter still in the pantry, I’m going to give that a whirl soon! Hope you get some rest on your long weekend too!

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28 The Duo Dishes March 4, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Mmmm, the strawberries look mighty sweet!

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29 Hil March 4, 2009 at 4:04 pm

That is a very pretty salad. I’m glad avocados are coming back in season!

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30 Sarah (lovINmytummy) March 4, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Have you ever toasted chickpeas and put them on a salad? They make a nice crouton substitute.

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31 Missy (Missy Maintains) March 4, 2009 at 4:09 pm

What a pretty lunch! I am now craving strawberries!

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32 Michelle Hisae March 4, 2009 at 4:10 pm

What a bright lunch! Vibrant colors just make me smile…:)

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33 Leah March 4, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Great lunch today Kath!!!

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34 Betherann March 4, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Ooh I got linked to on Kath Eats! Thanks! :) My blog is Kitchen Courage, though. ;) Or perhaps The Blog Formerly Known as Muffin Love. Thanks again for the soup recipe and the link!

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35 Lisa March 4, 2009 at 5:01 pm

I second all the praise for your cheerful lunch. And 2,000 pics? Wow!

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36 Kath March 4, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Alyssa ,
Harris Teeter has limited Ezekiel breads and they are in the frozen section – you have to thaw them yourself. Most of them come frozen though, and lots of grocery stores thaw them for you.

Sarah ,
I have not toasted them. Care to share your exact method?

Kath

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37 Kate March 4, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Can someone tell me where to find tempeh in the grocery store? Google said it can be refrigerated or frozen… so I’m not really sure where to look in Whole Foods! Thanks so much!

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38 Chelsea March 4, 2009 at 5:05 pm

I wish I liked tempeh :( I just don’t. I’ve tried and tried.

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39 Kath March 4, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Kate ,
I should be next to the tofu, next to the mushrooms.

Kath

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40 criticchicks March 4, 2009 at 5:39 pm

yum, love tempeh.

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41 Anna Keller March 4, 2009 at 5:42 pm

I must try tempeh and peanut butter. Both are amazing alone, so they have to be even better together. Thanks for the idea!

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42 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) March 4, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Yum, I love strawberries!

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43 Kara March 4, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Mmmm love the sweet sandwich!

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44 Hadley March 4, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Looks like a great lunch! I love the idea of using tempeh along with a sweet spread!

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45 Red Head, Yellow Dog March 4, 2009 at 7:30 pm

that sandwich sounds amazing!!!!

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46 Joanne March 4, 2009 at 7:31 pm

I never though of tempeh with p-nut butter. Good idea. Love the juicy looking strawberries.

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47 Clean Veggie March 4, 2009 at 8:22 pm

love the tempeh sandwich and berries :)

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48 BlackJackCounting March 4, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Loved it!

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49 emmy May 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm

FYI – I linked back to this post from my blog. I made a cheesy, open faced version of this sandwich that rocked my socks, you are such a good combiner!

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