April 28, 2009

Is the best way to study!

  1. It’s fresh air
  2. It’s exercise
  3. (Most importantly) There are no distractions (TV, internet, doorbells, kitchen)

KLM and I went on an hour walk with my Food Science flashcards. I feel 85% of the way there. It’s my first exam tomorrow at 11:30, followed by a 5pm Clinical test (not cumulative, thank goodness).

After the walk it was time for the pot-luck!

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I heated up the remaining calzone in the oven for about 15 minutes and we split it. Definitely was not as good today, but a plus was that it was tough enough to eat “hot pocket” style with my hands.

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Kelsey brought these bright salads –

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Romaine, pepper, carrot, cuc, celery, olives plus a homemade dressing, a dollop of her goat cheese, 2 scoops of my avocado and 2 tbsp of Matt’s bean dip from yesterday. SO good.

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We went 50/50 on the fruits – her grapefruit, my strawberries.

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I received Danica’s package with the Annie’s dressings I won!! Thanks Danica!!

Can’t WAIT to try these :)

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She also included a few more fun things – love Annie’s mac n’ cheese! And checkout that cute vegetable card :)

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Now I am walking to the shopping center to meet Victoria for Biochem. And probably stopping into HT for a few groceries.

See ya tonight!

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1 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) April 28, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Yummy lunch and what a sweet care package.

That calzone looks so tasty! I am going to have to try to make those =)

Have a great day!


2 brandi April 28, 2009 at 12:45 pm

such a colorful lunch! have fun with all the rest of your studying – seems like it’s going well :)


3 Danielle April 28, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Usually I love leftover calzone, too bad yours wasn’t as good.
I love your pot luck lunches and i think a friend and I are adopting your idea for Fridays, she is moving to an apartment right down the street from me and I’m so looking forward to having someone within walking distance!


4 Heather April 28, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Looks like you made good use out of the leftover calzone! I agree that foods like that are never quite as good re-heated.

Great salad and I love the hint of fruit on the side! YUM!

Good luck studying this afternoon!

Question: Have you ever tried added plain, no sugar added applesauce to your oatmeal? I have some leftover and was wondering how this combo would work out. Do you think it would work? How much do you think I should add?
Thanks Kath!


5 Life.Art.MidnightSnacks. April 28, 2009 at 12:55 pm

I actually think the applesauce idea sounds really good!


6 Run Sarah April 28, 2009 at 12:58 pm

What a colorful salad! I may have to try study walking-hopefully I don’t run into anyone!


7 Shannon (The Daily Balance) April 28, 2009 at 1:01 pm

lunch looks delish! I’m glad you were able to walk outside — it’s been pouring here for hours!

Have a great afternoon 😉


8 Sarah (lovINmytummy) April 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm

If only there were a way to read/comment on blogs while walking. Oh yeah, I guess its an iPhone…


9 Emily April 28, 2009 at 1:10 pm

In reference to a comment above about adding apple sauce to oatmeal. That is my all time favorite oatmeal combo. I do a regular serving of oatmeal, mix in half a cup of applesauce and top with lots of cinnamon. The texture is great and it fills me up.


10 Sharon April 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm

What beautiful weather – it’s snowing where I am!


11 megan April 28, 2009 at 1:23 pm

I tried to post this on the breakfast post but I think it got lost somewhere…

Has anybody made sourdough bread before? I just posted about it on my blog – I am having a hard time getting it right and could use some advice. I also left a comment for matt at brewandbake. If anybody has any suggestions for sourdough bread that won’t brown and doesn’t really taste like sourdough, let me know – I’d be very grateful! Thanks! :)


12 Runeatrepeat April 28, 2009 at 1:30 pm

I love walking and reading :)


13 ri'chele April 28, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Studywalking .. Hmmm…any idea how many calories you burn? I am thinking of making that part of my day as you have inspired my to continue in my studies. I need to lose some lbs. perhaps a midday walk would amp up the old metabolism.


14 K April 28, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Lunch looks fantastic! Love the colors of that salad!!

Can’t wait for your review on the dressings!


15 Danica April 28, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Hi Kath! So glaad you got your goodies and they arrived safely! Can’t wait to hear what you think – you picked two of my favorites. I LOVE using the gingerly Vinaigrette as a marinade.

Your lunch still looks awesome today – you are making me want a calzone for sure.

Good luck studying and shopping – HT = stress release break :)


16 Mitzi April 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Hi, so glad I found your blog!!! Saw you in the Winthrop Magazine this Spring!!! WU Alumni, 2004!!!

Congrats, the blog is amazing and you are a great food inspiration (and study inspiration), I’m working on my MACC at USC!!

Keep up the good work!


17 Rachel April 28, 2009 at 1:42 pm

I’d love to see a pic of you study-walking :)

Gingerly vinaigrette is one of my faves! I hope you enjoy it.


18 Christina April 28, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Annie’s honey bunny grahams are the best!


19 sue April 28, 2009 at 2:01 pm

you two are such a great team when it comes to putting together yummy + healthy lunches!


20 Moran (The Running Addict) April 28, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Love the Annie’s stuff – lucky you!


21 Jen April 28, 2009 at 2:03 pm

I used to study-walk with a friend whenever I had memorizing to do for an exam. It worked like a charm. Good luck on the exam!


22 Rose April 28, 2009 at 2:03 pm

studying and exercising at the same time = always a good plan.


23 Rose-Anne April 28, 2009 at 2:11 pm

I used to read the newspaper as I delivered it on foot to my newspaper customers. They always got such a kick out of it! Your study-walking reminds me of those days :-)

When I was in college, though, I always used exercise as a way of getting AWAY from the books!


24 Christine April 28, 2009 at 2:11 pm

I bought the Lite Gingerly Vinaigrette the other day. I LOVE it!!! At that time I also got Annie’s Lite Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, which is also very good!!!


25 Melissa April 28, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Good luck on your exams!!

Your lunch looks so fabulous!


26 JENNA April 28, 2009 at 2:51 pm

your lunch looks great. As does your weather!


27 Tanya April 28, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Good luck on your exams. Clinicals was always way harder than food science for me.


28 Brooke April 28, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Mmm, I love Annie’s products!


29 Erika April 28, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I LOVE Annie’s salad dressings…Enjoy them!!

Sending lots of good luck and calming energy your way….thinking about you on your exam day!!


30 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) April 28, 2009 at 3:57 pm

i know you did the whole video tutorial on studywalking and all, but i still don’t think i could manage it without bumping into other people at every step! it would be such a perfect way to multi-task, though …

your potluck with kelsey worked out perfectly, as usual. you guys are so good at balancing what you bring!


31 Michelle Hisae April 28, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Dang you get a lot of freebies! Lucky duck.


32 Adi ( - repaired!) April 28, 2009 at 4:22 pm

I don’t think I can read and walk at the same time… I’d surely walk off the sidewalk and onto the road!


33 bobbi April 28, 2009 at 4:22 pm

love me some Annies and I love your flowers Kath!


34 Hallie April 28, 2009 at 4:35 pm

I have that ginger salad dressing so I’m looking forward to your review! I thought you weren’t big on packaged dressings though (ok…now I just realized how sad it is that I know your condiment preferences and can question you about them…)


35 Kaley April 28, 2009 at 4:40 pm

I walk and read all the time (to class, from class, etc.) and people are astounded by it!


36 Kara April 28, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Oooh I can’t wait to see the reviews on those.


37 zestycook April 28, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Great package from Danica! Your potluck looks great:)


38 Kath April 28, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Heather ,
I never have applesauce on hand, but sounds like a winner.

Sarah (lovINmytummy),
If I had one, you know I would :)

Mitzi ,
Cool!! Thanks for stopping by :)

Rachel ,
There’s a video at FatFighterTV’s Weight Loss Woo Hoo page!

Hallie ,
You are correct – I like very few bottled dressings (and canned soups!) but I really do like Annie’s. They don’t taste fake to me (probably from lack of onion flakes). They taste like I made them. At least the Woodstock and Tahini ones do. We’ll see about these!



39 Kori (All Things B.) April 30, 2009 at 5:54 pm

I love that Annie’s Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette! It’s the star of my favorite summer salad with grilled peppers and orzo!


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