The Comfy Floor

October 30, 2009

My coffee adventure led me to Dilworth Coffee where I met Amelia and her husband Kevin who live in Charleston and were on their way up through Charlotte. (I met them for dinner at the end of the summer too!)

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I ordered a Snickerdoodle coffee with steamed milk on top to drink

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We took our coffees and their doggin’ on a long walk around our neighborhood and chatted up a storm. Since Amelia is a Johnson + Wales trained pastry chef and works in a bakery, I quizzed her for a buttercream recipe to put on the cake/cupcakes that I’m making for Caitlin’s birthday and Halloween (shhh don’t tell her!) Turns out Amelia has a tried-and-true Swiss Meringue buttercream recipe that she recited to me step by step while we walked and wrote it into my iPhone. We shall see how I do! [I’ll share the recipe later]

After I said goodbye I went into Harris Teeter to buy some BUTTER for this frosting!

By the time I walked home, I’d been on my feet for two hours. It seemed a little silly to go to the gym after that and my hamstrings are very sore from yesterday’s Sculpt class, I decided to do a little yoga to stretch them out and call it a pre-race day.

During the end of 30 minutes of Yoga For Runners, Matt came in and I ended my savasana with a shoulder massage on the floor!

I got up and went to shower and when I came down someone was enjoying another one of his floor naps. He hadn’t budged since he walked in the door!

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Whilst at the store, I also picked up some kale for lunch – I was having a craving for KALE CHIPS!

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12 minutes at 350* is perfect for my oven. I topped them with a little Krazy Salt

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Crunch, crunch, crunch!!

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I also had a small slice of Flax Oat Bran with some pumpkin seed butter

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And some Pumpkin Pie Yogurt with a few tbsp of Mix My Granola!

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Perfect variety of flavors, textures and food groups at this meal

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I need to study some Metabolism (test on Monday!!) and do some baking! In that order.

And my computer monitor just arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too bad the computer is still probably a week away :( :( :(

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1 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) October 30, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Pumpkin seed butter? I don’t think I’ve ever had that. Looks interesting! Wish I could master kale chips, I fail miserably at them. :(

Jenn

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2 jenn October 30, 2009 at 2:00 pm

help! can you use regualar ground coffee (like you buy at the store) and be successful with a french press or does it really need to be something special?

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3 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats October 30, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Oooo 1/2 way there it least!! Getting new stuff is so much fun ;)

I haven’t had kale chips in ages – you’ve inspired me to pick up a bunch at the store this weekend.

Have a great rest of your afternoon!

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4 Jessica @ How SWeet It Is October 30, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Your pictures and meals always look SO beautiful, They make me want to eat veggies. :)

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5 Food Makes Fun Fuel October 30, 2009 at 2:20 pm

pumpkin seed butter is just the best!

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6 Jacqui October 30, 2009 at 2:22 pm

I agree… I will have to look for pumpkin seed butter. I love anything pumpkin!

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7 Stacey October 30, 2009 at 2:22 pm

At least you have the monitor! :D Haha. Good luck studying! We did a brief (<—meaning one whole class period) study of metabolism last week..I find all of that stuff truly fascinating

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8 Susan October 30, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Floor naps are the BEST

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9 Diana October 30, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Pumpkin seed butter? Never heard of that! Also… hmmmm kale chips. Sounds so good. :)

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10 Meg @ Be Fit Be Full October 30, 2009 at 2:29 pm

You totally got me into kale chips! I love them! Thanks!

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11 Mellissa October 30, 2009 at 2:30 pm

I am loving her cute little doggy!

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12 christie @ honoring health October 30, 2009 at 2:50 pm

I haven’t had kale chips in ages. I need to make some!

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13 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) October 30, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Good luck studying! Have fun baking!

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14 Kelly October 30, 2009 at 3:05 pm

That lunch looks tasty. The kale is so dark green, you just know it’s chock full of good vitamins and minerals. I’ve never thought to toast them like that, will have to try that soon. The dining hall at Structure House, where I work, makes a really good spinach cheddar square which uses lots of the leafy greens. Perfect for these cool fall days, just like your pumpkin goodies!

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15 Lizzy October 30, 2009 at 3:08 pm

kale chips look awesome. can you pick kale up at trader joes?

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16 Seth @ Boy Meets Food October 30, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Wow. That was fast on the monitor. I wonder why they shipped them separately??? I will be interested to see how you like the new PC. It should be blazin’!

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17 sarah (ghost world) October 30, 2009 at 3:19 pm

yep, josh is all over the floor nap at times as well! i find it half cute, half sad — like, “babe, the bed isn’t even up a flight of STAIRS!”

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18 Gabriela October 30, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Mmm kale chips…I’ve never been able to make them in my (super) limited kitchen, but the health store sells their homemade ones topped with maple syrup and coconut. I die. Aw, the shoulder massage is so sweet. Wish my boyfriend would do that!

Enjoy your weekend!

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19 Beth @ Getting By, Dreaming Big October 30, 2009 at 3:30 pm

I finally tried your Kale Chips not that long ago and they are AWESOME!!! I’ve shared the recipe with friends who love them now too. I have to get my hands on some of that Pumpkin Stonyfield Yogurt – I love pumpkin flavored things. They don’t carry it at my grocery (in NYC we get limited flavors probably due to space) so I need to try another NYC grocery store or have my mom bring some in from NJ!) It looks YUMMY!

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20 Anne K. October 30, 2009 at 3:41 pm

The pumpkin pie yogurt looks delicious. And kale chips are always awesome! The floor nap cracked me up, haha!

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21 Estela @ Weekly Bite October 30, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Glad your computer monitor arrived! Hopefully the other (very important) piece will be there soon!

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22 Mama Pea October 30, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Oh man, you should totally have fun with the bears while Matt is sleeping. They might need to nest in his sweatshirt/sleep mask. :)

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23 Carrie B October 30, 2009 at 4:00 pm

I love kale chips! The vegetable stand I visit is selling these huge bundles of kale right now for $1, so kale chips and pan fried kale has been a staple lately.

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24 Joelle (The Pancake Girl) October 30, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Too funny about Matt on the floor.. in undergrad I used to love laying on my friend’s floor to rest and watch tv! Super comfy for sure!

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25 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope October 30, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Glad the coffee date went well. Snickerdoodle sounds SO good! And how sweet of Matt to give you a shoulder massage. He’s definitely a hardworking guy! :)

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26 K October 30, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Snickerdoodle coffee, bloggers, AND a cute puppy? That sounds like a dream blogger’s meet up! Good luck studying – I’m sure you’ll do fine :)

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27 Kasey @ Fit For Wellness October 30, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I have got to try these Kale chips!

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28 Gliding Calm October 30, 2009 at 5:00 pm

haha floor naps are THE BEST. i love it!!!

hurray for a new computer!!!
P.S. I’m doing a bloggy COAT post, of coats from all around blog world, so if you have a picture with your favorite coat, please email it to me!! :D

glidingcalm AT gmail DOT com !!

happy weekend!!!!!!!!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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29 stacy October 30, 2009 at 5:01 pm

kath-

do you know when food, inc will go on sale to the public? thanks!

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30 coco October 30, 2009 at 5:14 pm

pumpkin seeds butter looks good! oh…. those kale chips… I really miss them! :D

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31 Tammy October 30, 2009 at 5:32 pm

That’s so cute that your husband fell asleep on the floor. And I still gotta try those kale chips! What am I waiting for? No excuses, shame on me. :)

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32 Ashley October 30, 2009 at 5:32 pm

I’m sure her crazy frosting is going to be DEElish! I have an awesome frosting recipe that I have made a few times now and I am in love with it. It doesn’t use ANY powdered sugar, like most recipes call for, so it is super creamy and not insanely sweet. If you ever want it, just lemme know ;) Have a good weekend!

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33 Naomi(onefitfoodie) October 30, 2009 at 5:35 pm

mmm love kale chips!!

snickerdoodle coffee?! sounds insanely delicious!!

have a great night :)

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34 Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 30, 2009 at 5:48 pm

I heart kale chips!
Have a good evening :)

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35 MelissaNibbles October 30, 2009 at 5:59 pm

I’m looking forward to the frosting recipe. Forget cake, give me frosting!!

Have a spooky weekend!

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36 Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) October 30, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Snickerdoodle coffee sounds amazing!

Every time I see you post Kale Chips I want to try them, but the idea makes me a little nervous!

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37 Jenna October 30, 2009 at 6:16 pm

creative lunch kath! a little mix of everything!
jenna

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38 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 30, 2009 at 6:21 pm

I seriously thought Eric was the only weirdo who has floor naps. As in almost every day. haha Weekends are especially bad. I’ll have to let him know he has a long lost twin! hehe.

Goodluck with studying and baking (in that order!) ;)

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39 Angie All The Way October 30, 2009 at 6:28 pm

I have always been skeptical of your kale chips. But I will try anything once! ;-)

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40 Tieghan October 30, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Hey Kath!
I was wondering if you could give me some VEGGIE packed dinner ideas?
THanks,
Tieghan!

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41 Cynthia (It All Changes) October 30, 2009 at 6:53 pm

I honestly thing the Hunni likes the floor better than our bed some days. He falls asleep on the floor every day.

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42 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries October 30, 2009 at 7:48 pm

snickerdoodle coffee!? that sounds amazing!!

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43 Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life October 30, 2009 at 7:48 pm

I’ve heard so much about the crazy mixed up salt, but I can’t find it anywhere!

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44 ashleigh October 30, 2009 at 8:23 pm

mmm snickerdoodle coffee sounds so good. amelia’s dog is such a cutie

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45 Jac October 30, 2009 at 8:37 pm

the coffee sounds good!!! makes me wanna go make some now!

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46 Kath October 30, 2009 at 8:40 pm

stacy,
Nov. 3rd I believe!

Tieghan,
Click on the “Dinner” category – they are almost all packed with veggies!

Kath

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47 Tou Tou's Little Creation Cafe October 30, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Wow Pumpkin butter!!! I love that greens !! I just make some red bean butter , so I’ll switch to greenish butter next week!!! thanks for your inspiration!!

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48 maria October 30, 2009 at 8:59 pm

If my savasanas ended with shoulder rubs there would be A LOT more yoga going down in this apartment. For sure. :) What a wonderful husband.

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49 lynn (The Actors Diet) October 30, 2009 at 11:52 pm

i don’t know if i’ve ever done kale chips “right.” always a bit too soggy!

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