The Sound Of Melting Snow

March 27, 2011

Today has been so lazy thus far. I think I just needed a morning to do nothing.

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I actually even flopped back in bed and took a 15 minute snooze at one point!

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Although I have to say I am so much happier when I am working on projects! The grass is greener…er…whiter today, I suppose.

This fabulous lunch but some color back in my gray day!!

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Matt and I made homemade croutons with the GH Spelt bread. We just cubed them up and drizzled on some Garlic Gold, salt and pepper and broiled them for about 8 minutes. They were SO good!

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Served over a mug of Trader Joe’s Roasted Red Pepper soup – fabbbulous!!! None of that icky metallic onion flavor I hate in packaged soups. We used to keep some Pacific soups on hand all the time and somehow got out of the habit. Soup is so good!

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Simple salad on the side to use the croutons some more

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Drizzled in honey + olive oil and topped with a few TJ’s Rosemary Pecans

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Quite the delicious and filling feast!

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We’re going out walking with Faith + Tate in a bit. Otherwise, not much else going on except for the sound of melting snow!

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1 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) March 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Sounds like the perfect snow day :) I love TJ’s soups! I agree-they taste yummy and don’t have that ‘canned’ taste to them!
I love that you make your own croutons! I wonder if it’s possible to make croutons out of any type of bread?
Have fun on your walk!

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2 Kamaile March 27, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Looks like a great lunch! At first I would think honey & olive oil was an interesting combo but I tried it a month ago & now that’s my dressing of choice! I also like the pacific box soups, esp the Thai sweet potato. Yum!

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3 Holly @ The Runny Egg March 27, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I love red pepper soup — I haven’t tried TJs kind though. Those croutons look so good — big and crunchy :)

Enjoy your day Kath!

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4 lynn @ the actor's diet March 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm

love hopping back into bed for a snooze. i’ ve been doing that a lot lately b/c i’ve been staying in hotels. something about those beds!

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5 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write March 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm

That GH bread looks amazing as always. A while back I commented that we didn’t seem to have any GH locations in San Diego. My husband and I moved to Portland just a few weeks ago and I immediately noticed a GH nearby. Woot! I cannot wait to try it out finally!

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6 kate@ahealthypassion March 27, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Soup and croutons are the ultimate lunch yum! I would love if our snow would melt here I am so ready for spring!

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7 Kristi @ KristiAteIt March 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm

That soup looks really good! I’ll have to try it out..
I wish we had some GH locations near me in Connecticut…maybe one day!

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8 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Love that TJs Roasted Red Pepper soup. The Butternut is tasty too!

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9 Ashley @ Feeding Ashley March 27, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Sounds like the perfect lazy day The soup sounds really good right now, it’s so rainy here.

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10 Susan Mc March 27, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Croutons look so good!
I have a question for you when you have a minute….awhile back you posted a link to another blog when the author was taking heat on what she wrote about body image, she wrote 2 or 3 really excellent response posts to what got everyone all fired up… ringing bells? She said something in one that’s totally been on my mind… she said feeling unhappy about your body is hard, getting out the door and exercising when you don’t feel like it is hard, so pick your hard! I love that and would love to read the post again, but didn’t flag it…any of this sound familiar? Can you point me in the right direction?
Thanks Kath and give Karen a shout out, been thinking about her this week, so please pass on some good healing prayers from me.

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11 KathEats March 27, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Hey Susan,
I don’t remember at all the link you’re talking about. It really doesn’t sound like me – could it have been another blogger?

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12 emily March 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I think you’re thinking of someone Caitlin from Healthy Tipping Point linked to. The blog name was something with a 2 and a 6 in it…..

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13 Susan Mc March 28, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Thanks guys, I’ll keep searching!

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14 Christina March 27, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Yum, lots of color goin’ on! Nothing better than a warm mug of soup on a chilly day. So cool that you made healthy croutons! yum!

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15 Natalia - a side of simple March 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Garlic Gold makes everything better! Seriously, I’m so happy you introduced me to it. My mom and I both savor it so much!

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16 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Glad you were able to take the morning off and get rested! That soup looks so good, especially on a snowy day.

I remember when I lived at home how our house used to creek and literally groan under the weight of snow in winter… we could always hear when the snow would shift around!

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17 Cindy March 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Red Pepper Soup sounds so good on a day like today!

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18 Meg March 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I absolutely love TJ’s soups too! :) That one sounds and looks tasty! Impromptu naps are much needed on days like today…enjoy the rest of your day and walk :D

Meg

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19 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Aw, enjoy the laziness and take a little time to for you today. Lunch looks perfect! Have fun on your walk.

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20 Amy (Honey, Love and Other Things) March 27, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Mmmm… Soup! That looks really good! The simplest of meals can be the most amazing sometimes. :) And homemade croutons are the best and so easy!

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21 Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I love the idea of homemade croutons! So much yummier than bagged. Also, soup is such a great healthy, easy, filling lunch, but I agree that all the cheap canned ones will get to you. That’s why I love those ones from TJ!

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22 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I love TJ’s boxed soups! The roasted pepper tomato is fantastic. Your lunch looks so gooooood! All those doughy bread chunks soaking up the soup — YUM!

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23 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I have never had that TJs soup..have almost bought it but haven’t. I need to pick it up to keep on hand.

The tablecloth/linens you have under it, orange and then red/white, just compliment the soup and croutons so much. Great photo staging. I try to notice all these things now :)

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24 Allie March 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I hope you have a nice day :)

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25 staceyhealthylife March 27, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I LOVE homemade croutons with GH bread. They are out of this world. I think I might need to make some this week.

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26 Emily @ Savory and Savage March 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I love crawling back into bed on a lazy Sunday afternoon and enjoying a nap :-)

The TJ soup looks great – I will have to put it on my shopping list this week.

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27 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 27, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I can’t believe it’s snowing there! Crazy. Soup is always good on a cold day :)

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28 Abby March 27, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Love the crouton idea. I need to try that! :)

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29 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing March 27, 2011 at 3:39 pm

That looks like such a comforting lunch. I love days in, but it’s true that they make me appreciate when I can be go-go-go productive much more :)

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30 Julie @ Lettuce Choose Healthy March 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm

i love that soup. Perfect for a snowy day!

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31 Mary @ Bites and Bliss March 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Sometimes we all need mornings just to do nothing. Especially Sunday mornings- perfect time.

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32 Baking 'n' Books March 27, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Are Pacific Soups good? Never tried them.

Do you tend to plan out your meals Kath or just wait to get what you feel like?

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33 Liz @ Tip Top Shape March 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm

That looks like a great lunch. Love that you eat your soup out of a mug!!

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34 peacebeme March 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I am so much happier when I have a project too and feel like I am accomplishing something. Today I feel joyful that I have a lot to do! Guess that comes from being unemployed and the boredom and frustration that usually goes with that!

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35 Brittany @ Pretty Fit, Pretty Healthy, Pretty Happy March 27, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Mmm that red pepper soup got me in the mood for some tomato soup… with some homemade croutons, of course. :)

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36 Camille March 27, 2011 at 5:47 pm

I still can’t believe you got snow at the end of March! Crazy!

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37 Laughter-Loving Stacy March 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Lazy mornings are wonderful once embraced!! But I gotcha, I prefer waking up early and beginning my day. I am definitely a morning person (and not a night person)! :)

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38 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Lazy Sundays are the best way to recharge! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your day. :)

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39 Katie March 27, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Home Made croutons look so yummy in that salad! Love that idea!

Glad you had a relaxing Sunday, you needed that for sure!!! xoxo

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40 Vanessa Nielsen March 27, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Mmmm…. soup with homemade garlicky croutons. Sounds good! Looks good, too.

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41 Katherine: Unemployed March 27, 2011 at 7:50 pm

honey on a salad? that’s a new idea!

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42 Anne @ butter and bear March 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I had almost the exact same lunch today. We always keep Pacific soups on hand too, because they really do make a great lunch option when you are short on time but still want something hot.

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43 Diana @ frontyardfoodie March 27, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Colorful food is the only way to get past gray days. It’s snowing here, which is depressing…..

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44 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner March 27, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Homemade Croutons are the best! :)

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45 Ash @ Good Taste. Healthy Me March 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm

At least the snow is melting! I can’t wait for warm weather!

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46 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 27, 2011 at 10:26 pm

love soup and salad days!!

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47 Hannah March 27, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I never eat packaged soup because I’ve never found one that doesn’t taste tinny… oh for a Trader Joe’s in Australia!

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48 Katie G. March 29, 2011 at 10:42 am

Looks yummy and perfect for a chilly day! I am intrigued by the idea of honey on a salad…sounds good!

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49 Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls March 31, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Oh my! That soup looks incredible!!!! I’ll be trying it out!

Great blog; happy I found you!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

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