Snacks + Salads

February 2, 2009

Kelsey and I fetched coffees to help us get through the afternoon. I had 75% decaf/25% caf. Plus a splash of skim milk and a splash of half and half.

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I also ate my leftover lunch fruit! It was SO FUN to eat during class :)  We had an early dinner so I didn’t need a snack, but while I was cooking I had a few bites of this leftover salad from last night to tide me over. All the good stuff is on the bottom!

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Pile o’ Peas

I thought up this salad based on cravings and what we had in the fridge. It turned out awesome! Here’s the recipe: Lemon Caper Chickpea Salad.

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“Midnight” Snack

Since we ate so early I felt an inkling of hungry around 8:00, so I had a little yogurty snack. I really love TJ’s Euro yogurt but it’s been sold out at my store for months. It’s very tangy but still much thicker than normal plain yogurts that aren’t Greek. Greek still holds a place in my heart, but this is fun for a change (and is half the price per oz).

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+ half of this Quaker True Delights Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond Bar. It was good, but the Coconut Banana was better! I wish the raspberry chunks had been bigger, but I loved the chunks of chocolate!

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And The Tote Winner Is….

234. Lynette  |  February 2nd, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Iā€™d love to have a tote so I can carry all my healthy food to work!

Congrats Lynette!! Please email me at KathEats at Comment number 235 was actually my comment !!!! Good thing the Random Integer didn’t pick me! Thank you to all of you who wrote nice comments today :)

I’m freezing and off to warm up with a hot bath! It was 60* today but they are saying we might get snow flurries tonight!! Wacko!

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1 zestycook February 2, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Kath, the salad looks delicious. I must say i am jealous about your pictures! Congrats to Lynette!


2 VeggieGirl February 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm

The salad matches the color of your walls šŸ˜€


3 LT February 2, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Oooohh…I got so busy reading the comments, I didn’t get mine entered quite in time! Oh, well–I might have to break down and actually purchase one myself šŸ˜‰


4 Mel February 2, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I’m still on the fence about TJ’s European yogurt. I think I need to try it again. :)

I never really paid attention to them before, but I love your countertops!


5 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 2, 2009 at 8:42 pm

That dinner looks great!!! I love me some yogurt too.

I had dinner early too…and had a snicky snack of cereal around 8 too!


6 Michelle (PinQue) February 2, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Funny to see Java City…I haven’t been tot hat place since I was at Winthrop :) I used to frequent the one in Marg. Nance during long art classes!


7 Erin February 2, 2009 at 8:47 pm

I’ve never heard of that kind of yogurt, but it sounds like I would love it. I can’t get enough plain yogurt!


8 Jessica February 2, 2009 at 8:52 pm

I eat the TJ Euro yogurt too. I’m with you greek is great, but Euro is really good and cheap! I normally have some sort of cereal for crunch with it – this week I’m on a Total Raisin cereal kick. I seem to never get tired of my afternoon yogurt treat at work.


9 brandi February 2, 2009 at 8:53 pm

dinner looks great.

i really want to try that yogurt, but I can never buy it since the closest TJ’s is 3+ hours away!


10 Meg February 2, 2009 at 8:56 pm

What a wonderful dinner! It looks so delicious!


11 K February 2, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Bah – crazy weather!! Congrats to the winner :)


12 Kate February 2, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Your salad is like the exact color of your walls! Really pretty on both!


13 syl February 2, 2009 at 9:21 pm

You really should consider opening a bed & breakfast…I’d be there in a heartbeat!!


14 Nicole February 2, 2009 at 9:34 pm

The chickpea salad is genius! It looks and sounds so delicious. All your recipes are so creative!


15 Biz319 February 2, 2009 at 9:36 pm

I know what you mean about the weather – its in the 30’s and now we have wind chill advisories for the middle of the week.

Although I was jealous when you had a SHORT SLEEVE shirt on for the giveaway!


16 Diana February 2, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Ahh…Java City…I used to love that place!

Salad looks tasty! :)

Congrats to the tote winner!


17 HangryPants February 2, 2009 at 9:45 pm

You’re the Caper Queen. šŸ˜€


18 Mara @ What's For Dinner? February 2, 2009 at 9:49 pm

I thought I was the only one who spends like, 5 minutes at the condiment bar at coffee shops putting different stuff in my coffee!


19 Sharon February 2, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Oh wow, tasty eats as always. I need to try some greek yogurt!


20 SH February 2, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Your dinner looks filling and satisfying! I have a can of chick peas that I’ve been meaning to use… maybe this is the recipe!


21 JW February 2, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Kath do you think we can get Barney Butter to offer free shipping again?? I so want to try their almond butter!


22 Andrea [bella eats] February 2, 2009 at 11:11 pm

Your chickpea salad looks so good! And I agree, the coconut banana is better than the chocolate raspberry, I’ve already devoured both of mine! :)


23 Natalie February 2, 2009 at 11:45 pm

The chickpea salad looks great! I’m bookmarking the recipe! :)


24 Farah February 2, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Hi Kath!
Sorry I haven’t written in a while…was on vacation (abroad) and then super busy at work. Anyway – don’t worry about the pants…mine felt unusually tight today too…weird:)
Also – I made your veggie lasagna recipe last night and it was a HUGE hit with the roommate, my brother and the roommate’s sister! Thank you !
I’m also keeping my eyes open for a KERF contest and the oatmeal bowl…I love bowls:)


25 Maggie February 2, 2009 at 11:56 pm

I love yogurty snacks :)


26 emmy February 3, 2009 at 12:07 am

I just wanted to say congrats on the ‘shroom channel post!


27 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) February 3, 2009 at 12:22 am

I love that yogurt, but TJ’s Greek is still my favorite.

Dinner looked good, but I still think your midnight snack looked the most tasty. Me & my sweet tooth. :)


28 Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 3, 2009 at 1:55 am

I love Greek yogurt for dessert! And especially with little treats on top!


29 Diana February 3, 2009 at 7:53 am

Congrats Lynette!
The salad and the snack both look fantastic! Suddenly I’m craving yogurt!


30 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday February 3, 2009 at 8:26 am

That salad sounds great. I am not a quinoa fan but I could easily sub bulgur or barley. Yum!!


31 Katie February 3, 2009 at 8:45 am

Your dinner looks so good. I’ve never used capers because I’m intimidated, but this might be a good recipe to introduce myself to them. Thanks for sharing!


32 Mauree February 3, 2009 at 8:53 am

I’m liking that salad! I forgot how much I love capers.


33 Renee February 3, 2009 at 9:35 am

Awww Java City! I miss that place- we had one in the library of my college! :)


34 Elina February 3, 2009 at 9:40 am

Tj’s european style yogurt is my favorite! I can’t go a few days without it… so glad they had that temporary recall of the greek because I definitely prefer this kind!
Lovely “salad”!


35 Token Fat Girl February 3, 2009 at 9:43 am

Hey Kath! I gave you a blog award today!


36 Kath February 3, 2009 at 10:00 am

Biz319 ,
I was COLD in that shirt – I just put it on for the video!!

JW ,
I think you can still get it with the HangryPants code – Heather had a deal going for a while. Lemme know if that doesn’t work and I’ll see what I can do.

Farah ,
Welcome back!

Token Fat Girl,
(Not sure I feel comfortable calling you that!!) But thanks for the award :)



37 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) February 3, 2009 at 12:29 pm

looks really yummy!


38 Emily February 3, 2009 at 5:07 pm

Guess what!! Lynette is my MOM! And if you look, I actually made the comment that I wanted to win the tote for my mom. Looks like she won it herself!! I’m so happy for her. She loves your blog so much (I got her hooked over the summer!). Her birthday is on the 11th, so she got an early birthday gift!! Thanks for the contest Kath, so my mom could have her day brightened with a KERF tote!!!!!!


39 Kath February 3, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Emily ,
How sweet :) So glad I could brighten the b-day. I just UPSed it out today.



40 Emily February 3, 2009 at 5:08 pm

P.S. I actually called her late last night forgetting she was probably asleep to see if she was the Lynette that had one and then she called me first thing this morning to let me know it WAS her! We were both acting like we’d won the lottery! We’re such foodies. LOL!


41 Casey February 3, 2009 at 9:28 pm

We have Java City at my college! :)


42 Candace February 16, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Hey Kath, thanks for your innovative ways to eat True Delights — looks delicious. And, so does that salad — yum!!! Hope all is well, great profile pic BTW.



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