Trail Blazin’

March 6, 2012

NO CAVITIES! Cue this flashback photo from my last visit in August. Whee! Amy the Hygienist and I talked about babies the whole appointment. Well she talked, and I mumbled a lot :)

I actually really do like getting my teeth cleaned. All the poking and scraping feels good (probably because I have tough gums from flossing like a champ.) Once I got the cavity free news, I breathed a huge sigh.

I came home and nibbled on this snack before heading out on a walk:

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This trail mix is coming to OpenSky in a handful of flavors. I absolutely love the packaging design and names (this is The Walrus!) and the flavor profiles are pretty awesome too. The Walrus is slightly chocolate covered almonds and goji berries, mixed. [Does anyone else think goji berries taste like graham crackers!?] Coming to OpenSky tomorrow: WILD SQUIRREL! This time both peanut and almond butter!

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Before going out on my walk, I got a text from Matt that two blog readers were at the bakery and wanted to meet me and ask about Cville – they’re thinking about moving here. I said if they were willing to walk, I’d be willing to talk! So we went on an hour sightseeing tour around town and had a great time chatting. The tour even ended with a mini beer tasting (not for me!)

Hi from Elyse and PJ!

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Dinner was simple yet satisfying.

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Condiment army:

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No Bull Burger, baked, on a Virginia Roll. And K+M smothered on top with some jalapenos!

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Pikal on the side!

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We also had some veggies – steamed collards. The only way I could see myself eating them was ELF style – smothered in sugar. So I broke out some Dr. Pete’s Praline Mustard Glaze and covered ‘em! I actually couldn’t even finish them all – toooooo sweet! But at least I got some down : )

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I wish I had another plum – I’d eat it for dessert! Fruit is soooo appealing. Might go eat some grapes or a popsicle. Interestingly, as my stomach volume seems to be slightly reduced (or I’m just feeling more full lately due to less hunger in general?) the less I want ice cream for dessert. It seems too filling! Fruit sounds refreshing though. I’m thirsty!

Nite!

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1 Jacqueline@digintobooks March 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm

That burger looks awesome! I’ll have to check out that brand!!

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2 Sydney@ Nutrition with Sydney March 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm

The trail mix looks delicious! I like the idea of just getting a little taste of chocolate, without overdoing it on the almonds–yum!! :)

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3 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm

I fear getting my teeth cleaned more than you can imagine!

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4 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot March 6, 2012 at 8:32 pm

So since you guys are K & M, are you going to name Baby Pikal? or Jalapeno? Hahaha!! Kidding :) That dinner sure looks good though!

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5 [New Balance] Nicole March 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Haha I just went to the dentist last week and was so happy to hear “No cavities!” I have always wanted to buy goji berries :)

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6 Kerry @ Totes My Oats March 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Yay for no cavities! It’s always a relief! Burger looks great :)

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7 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio March 6, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Dinner looks awesome!!

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8 Kelly @ Vegolosophy March 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I love trail-mix, so addicting! I love picking out the chocolates in most trail-mixes haha :) YUM!

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9 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm

man oh man, that trail mix sounds so good! i get addicted to trail mix so easily… yummm.

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10 Megan @ Megan's Munchies March 6, 2012 at 8:39 pm

So sweet of you to give the sightseeing tour!!

Your dinner looks delicious!!!

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11 kathleen @ the daily crumb March 6, 2012 at 8:43 pm

let’s be honest, the best part of burger night is the condiments! specifically ketchup, in my opinion :)

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12 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 6, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Yay, glad you’re cavity-free!

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13 Kelly March 6, 2012 at 8:57 pm

For dinner, I had a perfect Kath type lunch, whole wheat tortilla, scrambled egg with avocado and jalapenos! Was good….

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14 KathEats March 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Hahaha – yum!!

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15 Emily March 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Have you ever tried freezing grapes? That way you get both grapes and a version of a popsicle!

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16 KathEats March 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I think my teeth are way too sensitive for that! I can’t even eat them cold!

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17 emily March 6, 2012 at 9:01 pm

The sight chocolate covering on that almond is sort of adorable.

Pickles are amazing in general, but do you feel like you’re having extra pregnancy pickle cravings? I swear to God, reading BERF the past week forced me to go out and buy a jar. Sympathy cravings?!

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18 KathEats March 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I don’t really think so. I only started liking them when I had one at convention on the sandwich bar. I think I just rekindled an old love

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19 Amy March 6, 2012 at 9:04 pm

I so want to like Goji berries but they have the most awful aftertaste for me.
I wish I could get No Bull burgers here in Canada!

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20 Maria@ Sinfully Nutritious March 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I loved jalapenos when I was pregnant! The spicier the better, until I started getting heartburn at 7 months. :)

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21 amy March 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Just in response to your tweet — dad’s don’t babysit, they parent.

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22 amy March 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm

dads not dad’s

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23 KathEats March 6, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Well what do you call it when a dad has to come home from work to parent? There has to be a name for that. Dadsit?

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24 Allison K March 6, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Going home to watch their kids? Parental duty?

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25 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I’m a condiment queen too! I seriously wish I could fill my entire fridge with condiments!

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26 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 6, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I’m always a fruit for dessert gal. I love how refreshing it is after a meal. Cleanses the mouth and hydrates me! Congrats on the clean teeth Kath! Great news! Have a great night!

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27 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 6, 2012 at 9:18 pm

That was so nice of you to walk around with them to chat! And I’m glad your dentist appointment went well!

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28 Lily March 6, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Wow that trail mix looks good!

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29 jen_alluisi March 6, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I think I saw you walking around town! Did you guys walk through Court Square? I was heading up to the court house to meet my walking group around 5:45, and a woman who looked an awful lot like you walked by with another woman and a man, and now that you’ve posted their pictures, I *think* it might have been those two? I said to myself at the time, “That looked an awful lot like Kath!” but I didn’t want be all interrupty and ask or anything. :)

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30 KathEats March 6, 2012 at 9:31 pm

That was us!

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31 lynn @ the actor's diet March 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm

i eat frozen grapes almost every night with hot cocoa. highly recommend the combo!!!

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32 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie March 6, 2012 at 10:05 pm

I love how fruit is the perfect combo of food + drink! Best of both worlds :)

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33 Jen March 6, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Yum! A lot of pregnant women seem to crave fruit – I think it is the water factor. And sweetness :) Cantaloupe and melons are popular. How many more seasons of LOST do you have left?

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34 Cerissa March 6, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Watermelon! I LOVE it when I am pregnant (and even more the month after delivery)! Tonight we had watermelon and blueberries with cinnamon sprinkled on top… yum!

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35 Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt March 6, 2012 at 10:49 pm

yummy dinner!

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36 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 6, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Mmmm grapes sound SO good! I honestly don’t remember the last time I had them… :(

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37 Kaye March 6, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Whew! I have been on pins and needles wondering how your dental appointment went. Now I can turn in for the night. Have a good one!!

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38 KathEats March 7, 2012 at 8:36 am

Thanks for your concern :)

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39 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 6, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Congrats on the good dentist news! The dentist has GOT to be my most dreaded appointment of any kind.. thinking about it makes shudder.

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40 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen March 6, 2012 at 11:08 pm

I always think it’s so weird that the hygienist talks the whole time while cleaning my teeth. I obviously can’t respond so it just feels awkward!

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41 Paige @ Healthy Hits the Spot March 7, 2012 at 12:01 am

Haha, I agree with Gina ^ So funny how they do that! Mumbling works I guess ;) You make CVille look like an awesome place to live Kath! I live in Southern California and think about CVille often just because of your blog!

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42 KathEats March 7, 2012 at 8:36 am

Come visit!

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43 KhushbOo March 6, 2012 at 11:57 pm

I am suddenly more interested in buying goji berries if they taste like Graham crackers ;)

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44 kristin March 7, 2012 at 12:21 am

HAHAHAHA! I love your description “ELF style -smothered in sugar” so I immediately pictured you in ELF getup, downing bottles of maple syrup and lollipops, etc. ;) I don’t think I’ve commented on your blog, but just started reading… and I really LOVE seeing all of your scrumptious meals!!! Lovely blog, lovely lady -thanks for sharing all of the great food ideas! :)

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45 KathEats March 7, 2012 at 8:36 am

Thanks for reading!

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46 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga March 7, 2012 at 12:23 am

Condiments galore, that’s me. x10 I have so many but hey, variety is the spice of life and usually all I want is a serving of something, but end up with…the whole jar. haha!

Glad you’re cavity free!

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47 Amelia March 7, 2012 at 12:33 am

Wish we had No Bull burgers over in LA – I haven’t found any veggie burgers that look like this!

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48 Haleigh March 7, 2012 at 3:28 am

Happy to hear that you’re cavity free :) The veggie burger looks delicious! I wish I could find a decent veggie burger where over here.

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49 Michelle (Better with Berries) March 7, 2012 at 6:19 am

I’ve never had goji berries – but if they taste like graham crackers, then I need to try them! Elyse and PJ are so cute! Love her style :-)

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50 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles March 7, 2012 at 8:01 am

Cheese, pickles, ketchup, Dijon mustard…love the condiments on a burger!

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51 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 7, 2012 at 8:10 am

That trail mix looks so good! I love how the almonds are just lightly drizzled with chocolate – that’s the perfect amount!

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52 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope March 7, 2012 at 8:16 am

Those burgers look delicious! I love mayo on a burger. It’s even better dipping french fries in mayo :)

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53 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count March 7, 2012 at 8:28 am

I wish the No Bull Burgers were available in NJ. They always look so good!

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54 Katie March 7, 2012 at 8:53 am

Grapes were one food that I always craved and tasted so refreshing when I was pregnant. Definitely helps quench your thirst. I also consumed a lot of watermelon and cantaloupe while pregnant.

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55 Sarah @ See Sarah Eat March 7, 2012 at 10:11 am

I just recently got my first no cavities report in a long time and I was thrilled! I take care of my teeth as best I can but I’m cursed with bad genetics. Glad you got a good report as well :)

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56 Maria March 7, 2012 at 11:57 am

Kath- pleaaaaase tell me where you got that bowl with handles? :)

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57 KathEats March 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Crate + Barrel!

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58 Amy the Hygienist March 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

It was great to see you yesterday and talk all things baby!

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59 KathEats March 7, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Agreed!!! Love that you leave comments as A the H!

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60 Dani March 7, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I was super excited to buy the Wild Squirrel Nut Butters on opensky but then I noticed that they were $5 more than the last time you put them up :(

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61 KathEats March 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm

That’s because there are two almond butters – almonds $> peanuts :(

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62 Guilt Free Desserts March 8, 2012 at 1:26 am

that burger just looks delicious. This was a nice post, going to make my own burger right now, you gave me the cravings, haha, nice post, :)

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63 Angel7 March 8, 2012 at 8:37 am

I have been on a plum craze, too :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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