Smokin’ Good

January 3, 2012

That I can’t quite yet share this recipe with you! Soon, my dears, soon. It’s for a freelance project being published in the next month or so.

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It was goooood!

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Comfort food good!

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Served with ensalada

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And some brew

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This afternoon I went to a new fitness class at my gym taught by Faith! It’s called Lean Conditioning and is ballet/dance focused. It was similar to our dance class this summer – fun times! I have to say though that the walk there and back was probably the coldest I have ever felt the South. Colder than 2 weeks in Montana in January! It was super windy and freezing. I had to crank the heat from 68 to 69 degrees when I got home.

Which makes me super excited about getting my warm cozy bed soon!

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1 Stephanie @ Ultra Ambitious January 3, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I would much rather be in Montana right now. This cold and wind is ridiculous! But that meal looks like a good way to warm right back up :)

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2 Krissy - Shiawase Life January 3, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I agree with it feeling colder than what the thermometer said! The news said it has not been this cold since January 2011, weird. The wind was killer.

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3 Mindy Lord @ clueless nut January 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Can’t wait for the recipe. Looks very delicious, but I would expect none other from KERF.

Here’s to both of us warming up tonight! In the low 30′s in sweet ole’ Georgia. Brrrrr

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4 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles January 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Some days feel sooo much colder than mr thermometer says. I hate those days- I feel like such a baby. This meal looks out of this world! I’m glad it turned out so well for you and your project! :)

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5 Robyn January 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm

impressive that you walked! i need to stop being a wimp and walk instead!

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6 KathEats January 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Indeed!! You need a down coat. Hope you had a good workout!

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7 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles January 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Comfort foods sounds awesome to me about now….but I guess that’s really nothing new! =)

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8 Emily January 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm

No way! I didn’t know the it got that cold in Charlotesville. That dinner looks like a good warm up.

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9 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 3, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Mac-n-cheese!!! YUMMM! Love the comfort food.

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10 Lynn @ the actor's diet January 3, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I would love to do a ballet-ish class. I was such a bun head when I was a wee one.

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11 Kelly @ Vegolosophy January 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I took my dog Pete on a walk today and we both about turned into ice cubes! I had him bundled with two sweaters and I had an eskimo down coat that hits below the ankles haha and we were still cold!!

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12 Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm

looks so lovely and cheeeeeesy!!!

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13 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh January 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm

We just got wind whipped in Chicago…on the lake. The hubby and I agree we’ve never been colder in our lives!

Can’t wait for the official recipe!

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14 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Can’t wait for this one! Gouda is hands-down my favorite cheese. And it pairs perfectly with dark beers! :)

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15 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Dinner looks amazing! Oh I love muscle toning classes like that. They make me feel long and lean!

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16 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Dinner looks good…reminds me of my vegan mac and cheese.

I think it seems even colder because it has been so warm through December. Hope that weather comes back soon.

Good Night!

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17 Keri January 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Published where? (so I can watch & wait for it :) ) Cold almost always makes me crave comfort food & soul warming soups. Stay warm!

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18 KathEats January 4, 2012 at 11:32 am

Wisconsin Mac n Cheese blog: http://www.30days30waysmacandcheese.com/

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19 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

You rebel, going from 68 to 69. I prefer 88 or 89. Seriously. I would die in winter again. I am not cut out for it anymore (after growing up in MN and then Chicago!)

Stay warm and congrats on the freelance project. Great lookin’ meal!

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20 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio January 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Wow that looks GREAT!

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21 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm

It is also FREEZING here in Charleston! I come to visit for ONE day and the high is 40! It was 34 when I went on my run around the city! And that looks DELICIOUS!!!

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22 Amanda January 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

It is seriously frigid in Boston right now. Walking around outside tonight was painful! Definitely a great night for some comfort food. :)

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23 Lindsay January 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Was the bakery shut the entire time you were gone on your vacation? I didnt see that you had made any notifications about it on your Great Harvest Website!

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24 KathEats January 4, 2012 at 11:33 am

Yes, we had it on our website (Holiday Hours) and on our door/voicemail too.

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25 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm

I live in SC and the high today was like 35.. fortunately (or unfortunately) I had a day off and didn’t set foot out of my house all day. I’m ok with this!

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26 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Dinner does look comforting on this very cold and blustery day! The smoked paprika is very intriguing!

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27 J January 3, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Kath,
I have been searching for a ballet dance class, where do you go? Momentum pilates has a barre class which is awesome, just a little pricey. It’s free the 1st class though if your interested.

Thanks!

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28 KathEats January 4, 2012 at 11:34 am

It was Faith’s new class at ACAC – Lean Conditioning

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29 jk January 3, 2012 at 10:19 pm

The high at my house in NW North Carolina was 19 degrees. Bitterly cold, windy and some
snow to go along with it. Hoping for a little warmer Wednesday.
Your meal looks very tasty. I’ll be watching for the recipe.

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30 Teri January 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm

You are SO cruel!! That pasta looks SO good! Share ASAP…if you have any conscience. ;)

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31 Chelsea January 3, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Where is the recipe going to be featured?

And yes, definitely freezing cold today. I had a run planned but, 10 degree weather squashed that. So, Jillian Michaels had the chance to hand my butt to me, instead.

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32 KathEats January 4, 2012 at 11:34 am
33 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 3, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I see mushrooms and gouda…I’m in! Can’t wait!

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34 Kristin @ FoodFash January 3, 2012 at 10:45 pm

It’s impossible to go wrong with smoked gouda and mushrooms!

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35 Molly @ RDexposed January 3, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Is your motto, “when in doubt, grab smoked paprika”..? You inspire me to use it more often!

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36 KathEats January 4, 2012 at 11:34 am

Of course!

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37 Angel7 January 3, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I second that comment about using smoked paprika :)

That cheese looks wonderful!!!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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38 Megan January 3, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Looks delicious!

I love anything that resembles a dance class! Wish I could find something like that around here!

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39 Hope January 3, 2012 at 11:58 pm

I can’t wait to see the recipe! It looks super delicious and comforting. Perfect for a cold evening :)

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40 Khushboo January 4, 2012 at 12:37 am

I spy a gourmet version of mac & cheese…yes please to that recipe :)

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41 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine January 4, 2012 at 2:23 am

Can’t wait for that mac ‘n cheese-esque looking recipe :)

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42 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 4, 2012 at 6:19 am

Can’t wait to hear about the recipe. I love Gouda cheese!

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43 Hannah @ Eat, Drink and Save Money January 4, 2012 at 6:59 am

Mmm… Gouda!

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44 Cait @ Beyond Bananas January 4, 2012 at 7:08 am

Looks delicious! Hope you do indeed share once it is published.. or at least let us know where we can find it! :)

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45 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count January 4, 2012 at 7:36 am

The pasta does look good. But then pasta Always looks good to me!

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46 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 4, 2012 at 7:38 am

Anything with mushrooms and cheese sounds like a winner!

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47 Sarah@The Flying ONION January 4, 2012 at 7:46 am

It’s 0 degrees and WINDY out this morning, and all I want is a big comfy sweater. It gets tougher and tougher to motivate myself outdoors for a run in these kinds of temps, but I’m always so happy afterwards (and during the run too, after that unbearable first mile!!)

I can’t wait to see this recipe! It looks so melty and delicious. :D

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48 Emily January 4, 2012 at 8:01 am

Definitely am looking forward to that recipe, although from the ingredients that you have laid out it looks pretty awesome!

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49 Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy January 4, 2012 at 8:14 am

Looks delicious! Cannot wait for the recipe, my boyfriend would love this!

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50 Kavi @ Lab to Fab! January 4, 2012 at 9:23 am

That looks SO good! Can’t wait to see the recipe!

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51 Cait's Plate January 4, 2012 at 10:18 am

Oh my – that looks like the most comforting meal ever. Can’t wait til you can share the recipe!

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52 AshinMT January 4, 2012 at 11:16 am

It might actually be colder there than Montana in January- its a glorious 45 here in central Montana today. However… also a high winds warning, so that makes it borderline unbearable.

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53 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 4, 2012 at 11:31 am

Mushrooms, gouda and pasta?! That looks like a killer recipe. I can’t wait until you can post it! :D

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54 Dad January 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Walked my 7 miles yesterday. Added balaclava and wind shell and was actually too hot.

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