Study Date

November 17, 2008

My organic chemistry friend Victoria and I made plans to study at EarthFare in preparation for our Chapter 10 quiz this Wednesday. This shall be my lunch out this week :)

I almost got soup, but when I saw the number of sweet potato/squash dishes on the salad bar, I knew that’s what I wanted –

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OK, let me see if I can try to remember everything:

  • Spinach + mixed greens
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli slaw (plain)
  • A few zucchini and squash
  • 3 sweet potato cubes
  • Sweet potato + beet salad
  • Butternut squash salad
  • 4 tofu cubes
  • Curried chicken salad
  • Green beans
  • A weird vegan thing (the brown thing)
  • 2 snow peas
  • SALMON!!
  • Feta cheese
  • Garbanzo bean salad
  • 2 whole walnuts
  • ??? Some vinegar on the bottom. Sure was good!

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Plus a Gypsy Coconut Chai tea with a splash of cream –

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We only got about 25% of the way through organic :cry: Guess I have more studying on the menu.

Off to lab :evil:

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1 Halie November 17, 2008 at 1:48 pm

Great combo! I’m interested to know what the “weird vegan thing” was! What made it weird?

Have a nice Monday!

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2 Nicole November 17, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Mmmm, I love butternut squash and sweet potato in my salads. I wish I lived close to a salad bar that was as fantastic as this Earth Fare deal!

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3 hk November 17, 2008 at 1:53 pm

“weird vegan thing”…i’m curious what it is :)
lovely salad mix!!

good luck studying, I’m off to the library soon too~

Happy Monday!

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4 Moran November 17, 2008 at 2:06 pm

That salad looks so good!! Good luck studying! I am off to have some salad myself ;)

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5 Amy November 17, 2008 at 2:06 pm

holy toppings! fun fun. good luck with the rest of your studying & work.

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6 DaisyMay November 17, 2008 at 2:07 pm

Very random question. I know there are a lot of NYC readers here. I am going into the city on Friday any good restaurants in midtown on the west side? I know cheesy area but we are going to see a play on 47th street. so i want it to be kind of close to there.

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7 Marisa November 17, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Great Lunch! That weird vegan thing – do you think it could be tempeh? It looks like something I have tried before; I dabbled in vegetarianism for a while but went back to eating anything! Unfortunately, chocolate was “vegetarian”:)

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8 Gena November 17, 2008 at 2:16 pm

That looks like tempeh!

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9 Beth November 17, 2008 at 2:17 pm

oh yum! i am craving seasonal foods like that today….

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10 Biz November 17, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Your lunch looks good! I wish I had a salad bar like that by me so I could try all different kinds of things!

Sorry you are not done studying!

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11 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) November 17, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Good luck studying!

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12 Megan November 17, 2008 at 2:19 pm

That looks mouth watering yummy! Good luck with the rest of your studying- I’ve gotta get started on writing some papers as well…happy monday afternoon!
I too an curious as to what the weird vegan thing is hehe

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13 Erica November 17, 2008 at 2:25 pm

ugh- good luck on the studying. At least lunch looks fabulous!

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14 Shelly November 17, 2008 at 2:32 pm

Hey, a question for Todoist users– has anyone else been having problems with it?! I haven’t been able to access mine since Saturday. The screen just says…. Todoist: Loading… but in NEVER LOADS. I have a PC… help please?!

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15 ashley (sweet & natural) November 17, 2008 at 2:40 pm

DaisyMay – Try Whym or The Eatery. I’ve only been to each of those for brunch, but that was great, so I’m sure dinner is too. They have interesting twists on traditional foods. Enjoy your show!

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16 seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) November 17, 2008 at 2:41 pm

Wow- that salad looks overwhelmingly good! I remember you saying you love love LOVE meal-sized salads. this looks hearty & FILLING-let us know how long it holds you over for! YOu have a yummy balance of protein, fats and carbs–go Kath!!

HAVE A GOOD LAB!

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17 seeleelive November 17, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Wow- that salad looks overwhelmingly good! I remember you saying you love love LOVE meal-sized salads. this looks hearty & FILLING-let us know how long it holds you over for! YOu have a yummy balance of protein, fats and carbs–go Kath!!

HAVE A GOOD LAB!

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18 Miss Tiffie November 17, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Your EF salads are always SO freaking amazing Kath!!! My WF near me SO can’t compete :[

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19 Mara November 17, 2008 at 2:46 pm

That tea sounds stellar… must find it!

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20 VeggieGirl November 17, 2008 at 2:47 pm

“A weird vegan thing,” HAHA!!! Love it!! :-D

Fun lunch-date, for sure!!

Hang in there with Chem Lab!!

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21 Shelby November 17, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Yum! What a great lunch, so healthy too.

How was that Coconut Chai Tea? I saw it at Whole Foods and almost bought it but decided against it. It sounds delicious though.

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22 Allison K November 17, 2008 at 3:32 pm

yum! i love the way Gypsy Coconut Chai Tea sounds….

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23 Oh She Glows November 17, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Ok I can’t take it anymore!

We need an Earth Fare in Toronto asap!!! :D Looks delicious! Maybe I should open one up? heh

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24 Lisa November 17, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Like the other posters, I’m highly amused by the “weird vegan thing.” Once on a college visit I ate a tofu walnut ball – I think it was supposed to be like a meatball. It was good, unless you were expecting it to taste like a meatball!

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25 Becci November 17, 2008 at 4:25 pm

OMG that looks soooo good! I wish there was an EarthFare here in the Northwest!

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26 smilesara November 17, 2008 at 4:32 pm

hey kath,
if it isn’t too nosy (if so, just ignore), how much does a salad like that cost at earthfare? i have the hardest time when i go to places like wholefoods because i can’t really seem to estimate weight/cost…how do you do it?
Sara

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27 Runeatrepeat November 17, 2008 at 4:51 pm

I love HUGE Salads more than anything. It looks like your EF salad bar is like the WF bar over here (but only the “good” WF).

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28 K November 17, 2008 at 4:54 pm

The salad bars near me can’t even compare to your EF salads. I wish there was one up here!

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29 Cat November 17, 2008 at 4:56 pm

What’s the vegan thing – tempeh, seitan??? Very curious… :)

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30 Jennifer November 17, 2008 at 5:10 pm

I LOVE tempeh… does anyone else?? Can it substitute for my veggie of the day?

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31 Jasmine November 17, 2008 at 5:25 pm

Just wanted to say that I rec’d my Barney Butter today. SOOO good! Thanks!

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32 Kath November 17, 2008 at 5:43 pm

Re. “Weird Vegan Thing”,
I think this was the same thing the husband brought home the other week – a “vegan roast.” He says it’s most textured vegetable protein? I’ve never had seitan, but it could have been that too based on what I know about it. It was kind of like a soy sauce-flavor and kinda chewy. Kinda good too!

Shelly ,
No idea about ToDoist, but mine is having a tab problem. I used to be able to tab down to the date and now I have to use my mouse, so maybe they are updating. Perhaps try a diffrent browser or computer?

Shelby ,
LOVE that tea. It’s top 3 favorites. The coconut aroma is the best ever.

smilesara ,
A huge bowl of goodies usually runs me about $10. It seems like a lot for “just a salad”, but for a lunch out and considering the ingredients are mostly organic and mostly super-food healthy and considering it fills me up ALL afternoon, it doesn’t seem to be as bad of a price.

K

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33 Fitness Surfer November 17, 2008 at 6:10 pm

I could eat there every day. For me the nice thing about organic is the higher amount of vitamins in the fruits and veggies. There is so little in the veggies I buy at the regular store. They use the same fields over and over, maybe rotating every 5 years. Many organic farmers take 5 years just to prep the field then only use it once, and prep again. Especially if their product will be used in vitamins. If I ate there every day I could probably say goodbye to my daily multi vitamin…..baby steps.

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34 nicole r. November 17, 2008 at 6:51 pm

DaisyMay–

This is a very non-traditional suggestion from a true city kid–if you want to get away from the crowds, go here–ETHIOPIAN. Queen of Sheba restaurant on 10th ave btw 45th & 46th is so spectacularly delicious you won’t believe you had never been there before.

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35 AppleC November 17, 2008 at 7:27 pm

You always make your tea sound so good!

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36 Megan November 17, 2008 at 7:38 pm

Amazing salad! Hope that the rest of the studying goes well!

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37 Katelyn November 17, 2008 at 8:14 pm

Looks like a great lunch! And you ate brain food while studying, very nice!

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38 smilesara November 18, 2008 at 3:18 am

thanks kath! i’m just so bad when it comes to those salad bars — i either make it too light so it’s cheap and i’m starving, or end up spending too much money! but you are right, it’s all good stuff and worth it –boy i’m missing it right now in israel…

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39 Jennifer November 18, 2008 at 10:13 am

Daisy, also from a native NYer, there’s a French brasserie on ninth I think, in the 40s. Google “french brasserie” or restaurant and I hope it pops up. I think it’s name was Pigalle, but I’m not to sure. My parents and myself ate there before they saw a show and it was pretty good.

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