Thankful For Daylight

January 23, 2010

I’m wrapped up in my Yogitoes towel that just came out of the dryer because it’s so chilly in the house today!

Lucky me, Karen brought over some Bean + Cauliflower Soup she  made, so I happily heated some up for lunch.

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She said it was on the bland side, so I spruced it up with dill, salt, hot sauce, JUICE PULP (which added more bulk than it did flava) and leftover sweet potatoes!

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I cannot tell you how nice it is to have SUNLIGHT for my food photography again!!

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On the side I nibbled on Flax Oat Bran toast bites

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30 minutes later hunger was still hangin’ around so I had the rest of my pancake yogurt with some of Chelsea‘s cranberry jam and some Mix My Granola Halloween blend – with a candy corn!

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Much better :)

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Going to try to pack up some of my kitchen in the meantime. Our house is targeted to go on the market February 16 and I have a lot of inherited bowls and extras that could go ahead and be packed into boxes since I probably won’t use them in the next few months. 

Countdown to massage: 1.5 hours!

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1 Emily Eats and Exercises January 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Have a wonderful massage.
I can’t believe that you’re so organized about your move! Very impressive.


2 Leslie January 23, 2010 at 2:45 pm

ohhh looks yummy! now I want soup…. hmmm…
love your blog by the way. I’ve been a devoted reader for about a year now but never comment! (until now.)


3 Kath January 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Well I’m glad you finally did comment!!


4 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 23, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Yay for the massage!!!

Loving the candy corn in the yogurt 😉 And sweet potatoes in that soup sounds incredible! Not many things beat homemade soup in my book.


5 Sam (Merit to the Carrot) January 23, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Mmmmm… I love how you spruced up the soup.
And yes, daylight for photography is optimal! like Heidi Montag’s philosophy on plastic surgery: the more the merrier.


6 The Paris Food Blague January 23, 2010 at 2:56 pm

sunlit photography is always so much nicer!

and unlike heidi montag, so pretty!

a bientot,
The Paris Food Blague


7 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 23, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Love the random candy corn :)

Have a great day!


8 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) January 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm

I’m so happy that the sun is back — it makes life better. 😀


9 Mary (Food Fit & Fun) January 23, 2010 at 3:09 pm

How was the soup? It looks pretty good. I love bean soups


10 Catherine January 23, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Haha I love the little candy corn peeking out! I love them and never see them outside the month of October I feel like… although last fall when I ran my first marathon they had a “candy table” at mile 25 for a sugar boost and they had Candy Corn!!


11 Jill January 23, 2010 at 3:27 pm

MMM…I’m making a cauliflower soup later. White beans in it would be great. Hot sauce sure comes in handy. I would rather have my soups bland than salty, that way you control the sodium!
I sure like my new immersion blender too, for a quick thicken..say that ten times…We are selling our house too–ahhhh–oops I’m rambling :)


12 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 23, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I’m so intrigued by this juice pulp! Does it taste good?


13 Kath January 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm

No! It’s very tasteless.


14 Freya @ January 23, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Haha you’re going to enjoy that massage by the sounds of it!
Gosh I don’t know how you can eat cauliflour, that’s one of my ultimate nasties – I actually heave if I eat it :s nice huh!? I wish I did like it – it’s a vegeatble!! – so any good recipe ideas for it?
Have a fab massage!


15 Lauren @ eater not a runner January 23, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Candy corn makes everything better….enjoy the massage!


16 Mama Pea January 23, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you…drink lots of water after your massage! Flush those toxins right out!!!


17 Marisa (Loser for Life) January 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Aaaah, I could use a massage right about now! Enjoy!


18 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 23, 2010 at 4:06 pm

A massage sounds absolutely heavenly!! ENJOY it! 😀


19 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 23, 2010 at 4:07 pm

You’re so lucky to live close enough to your family that you get home-cooked goodies dropped off every now and then! I’m jealous!

Hope your massage is GREAT!


20 Jenn ( January 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Bean + cauliflower soup sounds awesome. Have fun packing!! Seems you can never start too soon when you’re moving. :)



21 Leo @ Cupcakes In Paris January 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Wish I could have sunlight…. and a massage too….
Your day sounds awesome. Enjoy!


22 BEKI January 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Looks good. I’m in the mood to make some granola, but haven’t found a recipe I like.

Good luck on selling your place!


23 Kath January 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Have you tried my coconut-almond on the recipes page? It’s very fragrant!


24 Jamie January 23, 2010 at 4:38 pm

I love the candy corn in there… YUM!


25 Jessie January 23, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I noticed you’ve been using the stepper & ET & remembered you had hurt your hamstring. I had done the same thing to mine & think I strained it right where it meets my butt, but I would think using the ET or especially the stepper would make it worse & not allow it to heal. Does it hurt yours? Or is yours all healed? I would really like to strength train my legs as well, but do you think that would put pressure on it?


26 Kath January 23, 2010 at 9:52 pm

I didn’t pull my hamstring. It was my lower back and it wasn’t a muscle. It was more like the attachment to my sacrum or something? But it seems to have healed quickly and the cardio machines didn’t bother it (only bending and lifting did). Hope yours feels better soon.


27 Jamie January 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Enjoy the massage and drink lots of water! And great photography here – I always love looking at your beautiful pictures!


28 Susan January 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm

I love how you spruced up your sopa! Yummmmmy


29 Cynthia (It All Changes) January 23, 2010 at 5:31 pm

I hate when meals don’t hold me over. usually for me its a sign I didn’t have enough protein. Thanks to your blog I started adding nut butter to oatmeal in the morning to keep me fuller longer.


30 Chelsea January 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm

February 16th?!?! Wow lady-you are 200% busy!!!! Hang in there. You’re a rockstar!


31 rachel January 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm

enjoy your massage! i just started reading your blog recently, and i love your up-beat attitude and checking in for ideas for exercise and cooking. thanks for posting so often–it’s fun to keep up with!


32 Kath January 23, 2010 at 9:52 pm



33 Karla January 23, 2010 at 5:47 pm

I know what you mean! Photography is so much better with natural sunlight! My lunch/brunch pictures today turned out fabulous! Sunny day here in Upstate NY!


34 Alison January 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm

i MUST find a way to bring oikos to canada.
you make it look sooooooo good!
the closest we have is liberty,
which has a greek/mediterranean style 0%
but it would be cool to have a comparison.
i’m also dying to try the MixMyGranola
or me&goji customized granolas,
but i can never justify spending so much,
as a starving student and all… 😉
i’ll just get inspiration from yours in the meantime!


35 eatingRD January 23, 2010 at 6:20 pm

praise sunlight!! I am always giddy on the weekends because during the week I have to leave before the sun comes up and don’t get home until it’s down :( soup looks yummy! I also wanted to ask what kind of blog editor you use? I’m trying out wordpress but I’m having a hard time uploading pics because they are too huge. I hope I don’t have to re-size each one manually? Is there a better one than Windows Live Writer? Thanks for your help!


36 Kath January 23, 2010 at 9:53 pm

You MUST MUST MUST get Windows Live Writer. And you really must re-size your photos or your blog will be too big on your server and the pages will take too long to load. You can easily bulk re-size photos using Windows Live Gallery, which is free to download. It’s what I use :)


37 Jenna January 23, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Soo exciting your starting the moving process!!


38 The Paris Food Blague January 23, 2010 at 6:31 pm

ps where on earth did you get candy corn in january??? awesome!


39 The Cooking Collegiate January 23, 2010 at 7:26 pm

That soup looks delicious! I’ve been so cold this week, I just want winter to end! I made a huge pot of pozole recently that really helped to chase my winter blues away. Check out the recipe; I added some carrots and zuchinni to make it extra healthy and for vegetarians it can be made w/out chicken if vegetable stock substitutes the water! I will definately try out your recipe, thanks for posting it!


40 Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle January 23, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Beautiful daylight pictures :) . Enjoy that massage!


41 Jessie @ thehappinessinhealth January 23, 2010 at 8:18 pm

I hope you had a great massage! :) Have you found a new house yet?


42 Kath January 23, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Nope! We’re stuck in Charlotte until August and then we’ll probably rent for a year or so. If our house sells quickly, we’ll likely move in with Karen for a few months!


43 Ashley January 23, 2010 at 8:28 pm

A great yoga class not only stretches your body but also your intestines and organs! It’s amazing what a great detoxifying exercise yoga is everytime you practice. Enjoy your massage!


44 Adrien January 23, 2010 at 9:16 pm

That soup looks brilliant!
I just made a vegan broccoli soup tonight, which could potentially compete.. I’d be willing to swap recipes– unless you check my blog tomorrow and find it, I may just have to fend for myself!


45 lynn (The Actors Diet) January 23, 2010 at 9:33 pm

that random candy corn is adorable. hope you enjoy your massage.


46 Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run January 23, 2010 at 9:35 pm

I get so frustrated taking pictures in the dark. Us bloggers really appreciate sunlight. Your soup pic is great =)


47 eatingRD January 23, 2010 at 10:21 pm

thank you thank you thank you!! Live gallery is the bomb! I love how you can bulk re-size :)


48 Katharine January 23, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Hope the massage was wonderful! (I’m sure it was.) And like Jessica said above, this juice pulp interests me – what’s it like/how’d it enhance the soup?


49 Kath January 24, 2010 at 8:55 am

It really doesn’t have any flavor – just adds bulk and chew.


50 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama January 24, 2010 at 1:22 am

The candy corn made this post – love it!


51 Jil January 24, 2010 at 10:32 am

haha Love the little lone candy corn.


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