Splash Of Protein

January 17, 2012

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I’m not tired of winter yet, but my gosh I cannot WAIT for summer!!! This porch needs furniture and warm weather and crickets chirping STAT! Confession: sometimes I really miss our old porch.

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It was warm enough to make lunch with the door open today (but then I closed it and put on a sweater..)

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You know? After a month of clementines, I think I like oranges better.

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They are sweeter!

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I’ve been on a year-long sunflower butter kick, but I just found some plain almond butter in my pantry (I was saving it for cooking that never happened) and it tasted SO good!! Note to self: make homemade almond butter soon.

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Milk is such a great quick protein source. I rarely drink glasses of it, but since I’ve been getting a local milk by Homestead Creamery – it tastes so good plain! As Karen always says “Milk makes me feel good!” She drinks it everyday. Also a great source of calcium.

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I went to Body Pump today to build up some muscles. They were the ones that requested the extra splash of protein.

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I thought of another irrational fear I have: sneezing while driving! Before I got my permit when I was 14, I was terrified that when I sneezed I would accidental jam the gas pedal and go 100 miles per hour by accident. My fear has now subsided, but I’m still nervous about it. Don’t sneeze and drive!

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1 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh January 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm

ROFL…I have the same fear about sneezing while driving!! The Mr does most of the driving and when he sneezes, I am always ready to grab the wheel like he’s going to cross 4 lanes of traffic and take us into the barrier!

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2 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) January 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm

That orange is so vivid. I am sooo jealous of your porch! It makes me want to move to the east coast.

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3 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot January 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I love milk! I seriously crave it at least once a day on cereal or just straight from a glass! I am lucky I was one of those kids out there craving milk instead of soda and that that fact has stuck with me!!

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4 Becca January 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I thought that orange was a grapefruit, it looks pinkish/reddish to me.

Also, a driving permit at 14! Wow, that seems young to me. I had to wait until I was 16.

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5 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I got my permit at 15…so when I was 14 this was a fear of the unknown. Then we got a restricted license at at 16 and a full one at 16.5. (I think…)

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6 Kaci January 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm

So glad you mentioned irrational fears again! Mine is waiting to drive into my garage until the garage door is fully up. I am worried if I drive in as its going up, the spring will break and the door will come crashing down on my car! haha

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7 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Haha!

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8 Michaela January 17, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I can relate!!! I always wait, too.

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9 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Wait, you got your permit at 14!? They start ‘em young down in NC, huh?!

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10 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope January 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Your porch looks absolutely beautiful! I’m sure it will be great in the spring and summer to sit out there all the time. :) Those oranges are so vibrant!

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11 Hillary January 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Hah—I have the same fear. My goodness, you are making me feel so much better about having such weirdo fears!

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12 Krissy @ Shiawase Life January 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

The porch looks great, Kath. I loved your old one, but I am awe-inspired by the new one…and it is ALL yours! :D

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13 Cait's Plate January 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I’ve actually had that exact same thought about sneezing and driving before. That’s too funny.

I loved your old porch…but I gotta say, I just adore this one. It’s a food photographer’s dream!!

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14 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm

that orange looks very bright! And I recently discovered almond butter – so delicious!

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15 HRCK the Herald January 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Your porch looks so great! The high lofted ceilings and hardwood floors are awesome. A great country porch– definitely one of the perks of life NOT in NYC :)

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16 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm

YES! Good point :)

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17 Chloe (In Fine Feather) January 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I love the way your porch looks – it’s going to be so nice in the Spring once the weather warms up & it turns into a sun porch :) What a great addition to your home!

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18 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I had the most delicious orange today – Cara Cara. So good!

So funny that the comment above mine is about garage doors. I’m afraid the door will fall on my car every time I open it to back my car out! I never thought about it falling while going in. I might have a new fear!

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19 Em (WIne and Butter) January 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Oh my goodness – we can get raw whole milk from our farmers market and drinking it was like meeting an old friend after 20 years – and also realising we had 30x more in common than we did when we were 8! LOVE proper milk.

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20 Katie @ Raisins&Apples January 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I love any citrus that’s seedless…it makes things much simpler! If I’m in the car and have to sneeze, I try ridiculously hard to keep my eyes open. Eyes on the road!

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21 SweatyGirl January 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm

My Dad used to always tell me that if I ever got pulled over by the police, to always use the excuse “but officer, I SNEEZED”
Because, he said, that it was physically impossible to keep your eyes open while sneezing, and therefore, you could “accidentally” run a red light/not see the speed limit/change lanes, etc.

Ah, fatherly advice.

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22 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm

HA!

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23 Katie @ cooklaughmove January 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I did get pulled over once for swerving and they thought I was drunk! I was 16 and freaked out, until I realized my swearving was due to a string of sneezes! I got off ticket free!

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24 SweatyGirl January 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Ha! I will tell my Dad he was right!! :-)

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25 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm

haha your sneezing and driving comment made me laugh because it’s always has been one of my biggest fears too! it scares the crap out of me when i do… especially if it’s a big one!

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26 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I fear driving and sneezing too, but not me: Dustin! He has random allergic sneezing fits where he’ll sneeze 10 times in a row or more. It’s crazy, but has gotten much better in the past few years–thankfully! Doubt our four cats and dog help, though. Hehe

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27 Kathleen January 17, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Bahahaha, don’t sneeze and drive! I remember when I was learning to drive I wondered “What happens if I have to sneeze? I can’t watch where I’m going!” Ha! Eventually I found out I just have to be careful. ;)

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28 Nicole January 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Homestead Creamery is just down the street from us. If…when….someday…I have a GH of my own, I’ll serve it. Do they ship ice cream to stores near you, or do you only get the milk?

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29 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm

I haven’t seen the ice cream before, but I bet we get it

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30 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm

That is the lovliest looking orange I have ever seen! That one definitely trumps a clementine!

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31 Ellie@Fit for the Soul January 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I’m always in awe of how glossy and shiny everything looks in your house! xD And your fear is too funny! Never thought of such a situation. I’m irrationally fearful of ants though! B/c I had so many instances when they would attack our whole house including the bed, everything.

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32 Jenn January 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I’m thinking maybe we should be afraid of your SNEEZE ;P ha. Have a good afternoon. I still love your porch.

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33 Christine @ BookishlyB January 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I wish I liked milk more- I’m not getting near enough protein or calcium lately. I started tracking my calories on a cool app and I’m getting less than 500 mg of calcium a day (and less than 30 grams of protein). I think I need to add some chocolate to it and suck it up.

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34 Michaela January 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm

try to eat more broccoli! It contains sooo much calcium and is a really healthy food!

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35 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 8:57 pm

[And chia seeds and greens and SARDINES!]

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36 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Oh yes, the sneezing while driving. I did that once, and it did not turn out well! I wasn’t even on a road- I was in my own flipping driveway! I was trying to reverse into the garage and I was doing SO well… until I sneezed, pressed the accelerator instead of the brake, and all of the sudden.. “CRUNCH!” – My driver’s side mirror was lopsided and hanging down with cracks all across it. Even worse, it was a long weekend so NOTHING was open and I couldn’t get it fixed until a few days later. There were definitely some 4 letter words that afternoon!!

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37 Jess January 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm

My boyfriend left a dent and paint on my car after sneezing mid-reverse. Argh!

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38 Emily G. January 17, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I do NOT like sneezing while driving. I have terrible allergies and sneeze heavily sometimes (?!?) – esp. in the sun and I also wear contacts. If I sneeze too hard, one of my contacts is bound to get dislodged. Not fun. And I cannot see without those!

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39 Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic January 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm

LOL on the sneezing while driving. I don’t like it either. I heard that is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open, so I’m afraid because I’ll have to briefly close my eyes.

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40 Kerry @ Totes My Oats January 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Milk is so good with a nut butter and jelly sandwich! Yummmmm

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41 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I love your porch. Remind us what the old porch looked like.

I agree, oranges are usually sweeter, just not as easy to peel.

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42 Carrie January 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I love your porch, makes me jealous. We have a patio with broken tiles and crumbling brick – really need to take care of that. I also love the pictures of the oranges, they are so bright and yummy looking. I’ve been making salad dressing as of late with oranges and will have to go on a hunt for oranges looking like yours!

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43 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 17, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I thought that orange was a grapefruit at first because it was so pinky! Very pretty. :)

Winter citrus is the best – I just made a grapefruit fennel salad I could have eaten forever.

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44 Caitlyn January 17, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Your fear of sneezing while driving is hilarious! I used to be afraid that when a plane took off, the passagers went flipping backwards over the seats. Obviously, I had never flown before and had no idea there were seatbelts or that takeoff wasn’t that steep. The imagation of young minds, what can we say!

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45 Angel7 January 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm

“Don’t sneeze and drive!” … That is funny :) However, for those people who sneeze really hard that their eyes close, that can be potentially dangerous when driving–especially when you have more than one sneeze!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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46 Angel7 January 17, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Police Officer: “Why were you speeding?”
Driver: “I sneezed really hard, and involuntarily pushed on the gas pedal.”
Police Officer: “That is a good one!” I never heard that response before.”
Driver: “I promise that I am telling the truth! My doctor can vouch for my excessive sneezing.”
Police Officer: “License and registration, please.”

LOL :) I thought you might get a laugh at that one, Kath :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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47 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Oh dear – true story!?

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48 Angel7 January 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Just to clarify… That is not a true story about me! I made that up. However, it may have happened to someone.

:)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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49 BethT January 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm

fun fact about me…i will drink milk with just about anything. Chinese food, pizza, tacos, sushi…bring on the milk. Delicious!

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50 tanya January 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I actually did that! I had my drivers permit while driving with my mom. When I sneezed I let go of the stering wheel, luckily for me I just had left a 4 way stop sign so I wasn’t going that fast. I rolled right into a parked car and had to pay for some minor bumper damage.

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51 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I don’t like sneezing while driving either–happened once last week. boo!

Gotta feed those muscles right after such an intense class ;)

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52 Kelly @foodiefresh January 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm

It’s not an irrational fear! My mom sneezed once and took out two mailboxes. True story. I’m a little afraid of it too because of that. And I sneeze often so it happens occasionally, but no mailboxes down…yet.

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53 JLR January 17, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I love your blog, and I appreciate your perspective as an RD. Have you read The China Study, and do you have any thoughts about the connection between animal products, especially milk, and cancer? I’m just curious and I would love to hear your insight!

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54 Mary Catherine January 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I’m super curious about Kath’s opinion on this too! I have Forks over Knives in my Netflix que and am reading Kimberly Snider’s book right now. I’m very intrigued!

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55 Michaela January 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm

me too! I was just about to ask this question :)

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56 laurie January 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I’m so glad I’m not the only one with this question. I gave up dairy and meat after reading The China Study. I’d love to hear Kath’s thoughts on this topic.

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57 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 9:02 pm

My thoughts are that eating maximum variety along with a plant-based diet are more important than not eating animal products. Animal products are such nutrient dense foods that I do think they are valuable to the diet – but used as a garnish to plants. I could do with meat once in a blue moon, but fish, eggs, and yogurt are three foods that I really wouldn’t feel good without (although I’ll say I have never tried a vegan diet). But I’ve also heard so many stories of vegans who felt awful physically and added back animal products in small amounts (like a few eggs a week) and felt amazing again. To me that, coupled with human adaptation and evolution, is a testament that animal products do have a place in our diets. But the standard American diet – yes, waaaay too much.

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58 Jen January 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Love this! Thank you.

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59 Mindy January 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I’ve been eating bananas with sunbutter and almond butter with apples, paired with my blackberry jam, or on top of my oatmeal. After falling in love with crunchy sunflower seed butter, I purchased crunchy almond butter and I’m in love.

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60 B January 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Cows do not drink cow’s milk. Calves stop drinking cow’s milk between the ages of six to eight months. Humans are the only species that drink the milk of another animal.

As an “RD” you would think you would know that : cow’s milk damages the human immune system. Protein from milk is absorbed into the blood fully indigested, provoking an immune response. Repeated exposure to these proteins disrupts normal immune functions and may eventually lead to diseases.

Im officially unsubscribing to your self righteous, UN-informative blog.

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61 Heather January 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Really? I’m as critical as they come, but this is just plain mean. And a little un-informed. Please unsubscribe so we don’t have to read your comments anymore.

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62 Leah January 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I don’t like the tone of B’ comment, she can make her point without being insulting. I have read that dairy is damaging, although it is controversial. I don’t eat dairy because I don’t feel good after I do (well except for the odd taste of ice cream!!)

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63 Jen January 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm

I don’t agree with how B said it, but I do agree with what she said.

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64 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Well my European stomach happens to have lactase in it – so milk is digesting very well right now.

Have you ever studied human adaptation? How Europeans evolved to drink milk because those who couldn’t drink it died from malnutrition?

If you can’t digest it, don’t drink it. I never said YOU had to drink it – I said it’s a great source of protein for those of us who can.

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65 Emily January 17, 2012 at 9:32 pm

i read about lactose intolerance today for one of my nutrition classes, how its digested, etc…and it said that drinking MORE lactose in small doses can actually help with the bodies ability to digest it!!

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66 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Interesting! That doesn’t surprise me either…the body is amazing

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67 Roxanne January 17, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I am a vegan and I read this blog every day, I do not consume meat or dairy, but I would NEVER comment on a blog with such a rude and self-righteous attitude such as yours and on top of it, you wrote anonymously! To me that’s just a coward!

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68 Susan V January 18, 2012 at 7:16 am

Whenever I hear “humans are the only species that drink the milk of another animal” I crack up. Humans are also the only species that drive and pay income tax, but that doesn’t make it wrong :-).

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69 KathEats January 18, 2012 at 9:38 am

Agreed. We’re also the most sophisticated species…

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70 Alyssa January 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm

that always cracks me up too

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71 Katya January 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm

It’s also plainly untrue. Omnivores such as raccoons and dogs will happily drink cow’s milk if it is available to them.

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72 Roxanne January 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I actually do sneeze when I drive! But I always take my foot off the gas pedal… ALWAYS! And I thank myself for not sneezing when I go into a curve.
Then I have a little bottle of Purell (hand sanitizer) and I quickly wipe that all over the steering wheel when I do eventually stop at a red light or stop sign, just so it doesn’t stay on the wheel and growwww.

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73 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I love any nut butter!

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74 Julia January 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I hate sneezing while driving, too!

I’m so jealous of your porch. I can imagine it to be wonderful to sit there and have lunch. ;)

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75 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio January 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I love the orange on that orange plate!!

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76 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I’ve truly thought about the sneezing and driving thing! SCARY! I love almond butter sandwiches and my kids actually like them better than peanut butter.

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77 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 17, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I”ve been adding more milk to my diet too! Such a good source of protein :D

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78 brandi January 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Homestead Creamery is the BEST! I visited the dairy last spring – it was so cool.

Their milk is incredible, the cream is insane, their ice cream? Best I’ve ever had. Plus they have butter AND buttermilk AND egg nog during the holidays.

If you ever want something for a special treat, buy their whole chocolate milk. we call it “milkshake milk” – it tastes exactly like a chocolate milkshake.

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79 Marci January 17, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Plain milk is yuck to me! Blech. I have never liked milk plain or a bowl of cereal just in milk. And sneezing while driving is scary! and messy.

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80 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Have you tried 1-2% milk? I think skim milk tastes awful, but I love 2%

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81 Paige @ Running Around Normal January 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm

We have some organic whole milk in the house right now, and I forgot how much I love it!!!

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82 Emily January 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm

oh my kath…that orange! the colors are BEAUTIFUL! what kind of orange is it? [hopefully my obsession over your fruit isn’t weird] :)

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83 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 9:05 pm

It was a Cara-Cara, which I confirmed at WF today. That’s why it was extra sweet!!

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84 Emily January 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm

ok thank you! i must get some of those :)

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85 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 17, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Oranges are definitely sweeter than clementines and I prefer oranges.

The color on them is just stunning! Holy vibrancy; love it!

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86 Bea January 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I’ve been eating oranges a lot lately too!

I drink milk once every day. Is that enough protein during breakfast (I eat more during the day of course? I know Greek yogurt has killer protein stats, but it’s a leeetle pricey for me sometimes!

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87 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Well that kind of depends on your needs and what else you’re having for breakfast, but 8 grams is a good dose.

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88 Chloe (In Fine Feather) January 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

A lot of times Chobani goes on sale for $1/carton so if you can find those deals it can be a good way to stock up on greek yogurt. However, I find the plain greek yogurt that I buy can be a little more expensive to eat every day so I definitely understand where you’re coming from!

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89 Stephanie C January 17, 2012 at 5:37 pm

That’s so funny about the sneezing and driving.. My fear is similar in that I hope I don’t sneeze and not brake when I need to! I’ve sneezed dozens of times while driving on the freeway and it’s been okay.. just try to remember to take your foot off the gas (for a few seconds) if you’re afraid of that happening!

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90 Anna January 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I recently realized that I like oranges better too! I think they’re both sweeter and tangier at the same time. Tastier!
I’m jealous of your local milk. Wait… Homestead Creamery….Is it the stuff in the clear jars at Whole Foods? Maybe I’m just making that up.

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91 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Yes, clear jug!

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92 Donna January 17, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Ugh, I have not been able to drink a glass of milk since I was in elementary school. The milk there was always room temperature (or worse, lukewarm!), and not having any other option for a drink, I had to force it down. I gag just thinking about it! Yuck!

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93 Missy January 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Oh, the sneezing thing while driving isn’t an irrational fear at all! About 6 years ago, I was driving to work and was rear-ended by a guy in a van who sneezed (because of the sun) and hit the gas pedal while we were stuck in bumper-to-bumper rush hour traffic. As a result, my car was totaled :( and I had back problems for well over a year :(

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94 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) January 17, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I have done a lot of research on milk, and have found numerous times that it has an acidic effect in the body, which causes your body to need to use calcium to make your body more alkaline, thereby depleting calcium stores in the body, not increasing them. It as also been found to scar arteries, among many other negative side effects. I have been scared off by all of the research I have done, although I did like milk when I used to drink it.

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95 Laura January 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I suppose that includes all forms of milk – i.e. cheese and yoghurt as well?

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96 Jen January 17, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Have you tried goat’s products? Research has shown that the proteins are easier to digest – even people with lactose intolerance have been proved to tolerate it vs. cow’s milk.

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97 Chloe (In Fine Feather) January 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm

What part exactly “scars” arteries? The calcium? Lactose? Acids? I’m just curious to know since this just sounded odd to me.

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98 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) January 18, 2012 at 11:05 pm

From what I have read, there is something done in the processing of milk that breaks the molecules so small that they literally scar the arteries.

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99 Chloe (In Fine Feather) January 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Hmm, interesting. I wonder if that happens with raw milk – probably not I would guess!

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100 Michelle W. January 17, 2012 at 6:41 pm

How do you make your almond butter? Is it just raw almonds? I love Trader Joe’s almond butter!

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101 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 9:08 pm
102 Michelle W. January 18, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Thanks!

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103 Karen January 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Oh, fun…I’m getting energized by your playful mood :) So, I’ll weigh in: I prefer old school oranges vs. clems too. And, engaging in a hearty sneeze while driving is indeed freightening. Condo living is great for me, but I consider the one big downside the lack of a porch; I’d love a big “country” porch like yours! And, regardless of the protein content, there will be no cow’s milk for me. Have a good evening, Kath!

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104 Megan S January 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I am terrified of sneezing while driving!!! When I was 21 my friend was driving me along a coastal highway. He sneezed, lost control of the car, almost drove into the ocean and then flipped the car. True story. Every time I have to sneeze while driving I almost panic a little bit.

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105 Megan S January 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Sorry, I just realized that that probably wasn’t helpful in getting over the fear…

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106 Roxanne January 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm

That is just awful, hope everybody was okay with no bad injuries…

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107 Megan S January 17, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Everyone actually, surprisingly was ok! Thank you!

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108 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs January 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Gosh, your porch turned out great — I’m jealous! I’m also jealous of the fact you were able to have your kitchen door open today. I’m having a hard time remembering what warmth feels like in the midst of this very cold Canadian winter… :)

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109 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com January 17, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Wow, you all sure learn how to drive so early in age, here in the States :D

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110 Marilyn January 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Sneezing while driving is a valid fear! My father-in-law told me about a time when a car driving the opposite direction on the road made him drive right off the road to avoid a head-on collision. This mild mannered father of my husband was so mad that he chased the guy down in his car honking his horn until he stopped. Then he asked, “Why did you do that?!!!” The man explained that he was sneezing.

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111 Jen January 17, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I have sneezed and drived and it’s serious! No accidents occurred, but man it completely blocks out all your senses. Squeezed eyes, plugged ears and make you instantly stop what your doing – or hit a pedal way too hard or not at all!

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112 Meagan January 17, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I used to think that about sneezing too!!

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113 Lauren January 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Well this is random, but I love the way you cut an orange! I need to try this because my orange slices are always quite pathetic.

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114 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 9:08 pm

If this tutorial makes sense, this is how I do it!

http://www.katheats.com/last-supper

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115 Roxanne January 17, 2012 at 9:52 pm

You have a tutorial on how to cut fruit? You are awesome Kath!

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116 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) January 17, 2012 at 8:17 pm

A glass of cold milk w/ a PB&J sandwich is the best. I agree – I love some plain ol almond butter. Hits the spot!

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117 Michelle (Better with Berries) January 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm

That orange looks SO good! It’s making me want to go to the fridge and get a grapefruit (closest thing to an orange I have on hand).

It’s funny you mentioned that sneezing while driving worry… I actually asked my driver’s ed teacher that in class in high school! I’m pretty sure everyone else in my class thought I was crazy.

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118 Jean January 17, 2012 at 9:29 pm

i am so inlove with your blog!!! i always read it first thing in the morning… love it!

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119 Eileen January 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Ha … wait until y’all have kids … then you’ll have to be afraid of sneezing AND peeing while you drive. :)

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120 KathEats January 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Ha!!

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121 JessicaE January 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I have been eating a ton of oranges too lately… I’ve always loved them but they are a very good food for pregnant gals :D

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122 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 17, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I have that same fear about sneezing and driving. You’re not alone!

It’s funny, I stopped drinking milk by the glass in high school but now that I’m studying nutrition, I’ve started drinking it occasionally again. It’s such a great source of nutrients!

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123 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon January 17, 2012 at 11:24 pm

OH MY GOSH I USED TO (and still) HAVE THAT SAME FEAR!

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124 David, Run & Sern January 17, 2012 at 11:57 pm

We just came across your delicious vegan blog! If you are ever in Phnom Penh, Cambodia please come and join us for a meal at our restaurant, K’NYAY Khmer & Vegan cuisine (www.knyay.com). We were the first restaurant in Camodia offering purely vegan versions of traditional Khmer dishes and also a selection of non-Khmer vegan items on our menu. Keep up the fabulous blog! Run, Sern & David at K’NYAY

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125 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles January 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I used to eat so much dairy growing up my nickname was the “Dairy Queen”…now, ironically I can’t eat it at all! Life is so unfair sometimes, haha!

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126 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 18, 2012 at 2:04 am

That orange sure is ORANGE! And it looks super yummy…if it weren’t for the fact that I’m not actually hungry and will hit the hay soon, I’d consider going downstairs and having an orange…though mine don’t look nearly as orange. haha ;)

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127 Khushboo January 18, 2012 at 2:05 am

I’ve been drinking milk a lot recently- love it warmed up with cinnamon, vanilla essence and honey–> nice bedtime drink!

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128 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings January 18, 2012 at 9:15 am

Love the sneezing and driving warning! :) Those oranges look fantastic — somehow in good old MN the clementines are better more of the time than oranges so I stick with those. Do you get your milk directly from the cremery or through a store? Just curious.

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129 Christina January 18, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I have the exact same fear – which is really bad in the summer with my seasonal allergies. I’m scarred that I close my eyes for too long while I sneeze then I feel like I am driving blind!!!

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130 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie January 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Love sweet sandwiches! I always feel kinda compelled to leave them out of the rotation because they don’t contain vegetables…but then I remember how good a pb&j tastes :)

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131 Lynn February 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm

We love Milk too, but were not impressed with Homestead Creamery’s products as they use food dyes (red & blue to be exact) in their ice creams….i.e. Chocolate for starters. Also, their gains are not free of GMO. Our family is now on the lookout for Trickling Springs Creamery products & Moo Thru.

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132 Lynn February 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Sorry typo above….their grains are not free of GMO is the way it should read.

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