Urban Hike

May 22, 2011

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We spent the morning going on an urban hike with Faith + Tate! It’s the perfect solution when you want to march around outdoors but don’t have the time or energy to drive to the mountaintops to do so. We hiked 4.25 miles around the historic district’s perfectly manicured streets and covered another 3 miles on our bikes going to and from F+T’s house. We’re going to miss them this week when they travel to New York for a wedding!

I got hungry earlier than normal today – was breakfast smaller? I dunno! When we got home at noon, Matt and I dug into lunch.

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I took one of our special sunflower honey wheat buns and smothered it with Lavender Crunch Hummus and sharp cheddar broiled for a few minutes. There is really no sandwich experience quite like crunching through one of these buns!

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Mmmmmmelty!

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On the side – a big leafy salad with carrot, honey, olive oil, lavender salt, giant raisins ad walnuts

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‘Twas delicious!

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I am very disappointed in today’s weather, but headed back on my bike to run a few errands.

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Come back sun! I dare you.

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1 Tessa @ Amazing Asset May 22, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Goodness that bread looks good, what a delightful looking lunch! :)

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2 Natalia - a side of simple May 22, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Mmm the crunch of that sandwich sounds great right about now :) If we can’t have sunny weather, I’m at least going to enjoy some sunflower seeds!

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3 Estela @ Weekly Bite May 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I want one of those sandwiches now :)

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4 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I love bread like that! Down here in Aruba which is a Dutch island, and the local pastries and breads are all handmade, they have bread like that..posted about it yesterday. It makes me want to say ba-bye to being GF :)

I hope the sun comes out for you too!!

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5 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) May 22, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I am so jealous that you have good places to hike! I don’t even have sidewalks.

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6 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 22, 2011 at 1:06 pm

That lunch looks amazing! Love the texture/flavor/color combination. I hope you have a great afternoon!

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7 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Yep, the sun left us too. Rain came instead. But your lunch looks simply delish!!

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8 Ellie@fitforthesoul May 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Mmmm I love melty cheezzz :P the sun ain’t shining in socal either, but I don’t mind it thankfully. have a great day guys!

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9 Tori (Fresh Fruition) May 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm

That bun looks so good!

Can I also just say that your recent strawberry harvest posts inspired me to plant some fruits and veggies in my back yard! I wrote about it in my last post. I hope I can pick some berries for my breakfast right in my backyard soon, too! :D

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10 Baking 'n' Books May 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Is that your house in that last pic? Love buns.

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11 KathEats May 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Nope

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12 Baking 'n' Books May 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm

sorry, just asking.

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13 Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life May 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Mmm that bun looks amazing!

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14 lynn @ the actor's diet May 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm

it’s gloomy in la today too. funny, i spent the morning snapping pix of purple flowers too!

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15 Kristen @ Change of Pace May 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Do all great harvest breads do the buns? I’d love to get some…

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16 KathEats May 22, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Every Great Harvest is different

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17 Lynda May 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Yes, I would also love to get some of those buns! So I would have to ask at the Great Harvest in my area if they make those? I think they should :) Your meals always look so delicious. Love your blog :)

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18 staceyhealthylife May 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Well at least you got in some fitness and were able to hang out with friends.

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19 Namaste Gurl May 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Mmmm. Kerf classic meal. Never a disappointment :-)
Where do you get lavender salt from?

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20 KathEats May 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm

You can make it – Faith has a recipe on her blog

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21 Lisa Fine May 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I made some last week, and it’s really easy. I’ve been using it as a salad topper, and love it.

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22 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather May 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Those buns look marvelous!

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23 Katie May 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

that hummus sounds amazing!!!

Love the beautiful flowers! The sun is hiding here, we are getting storms here : p
Have a great night! xo <3

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24 Allison @ The Delicious Life May 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm

that bread looks divine!

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25 Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Mmm that sunflower wheat bun looks deeeelicious! I love seedy breads :)

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26 kaila @ healthy helper! May 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm

You’re so right….crunchy toasty bread makes the perfect sandwich. Couldn’t have it any other way!

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27 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Those flowers are BEAUTIFUL!!

And lunch looked yummy. Hope you enjoyed your Sunday. :)

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28 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing May 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Urban hike. Love.

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29 SquatLikeALady May 22, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Looks like quite the successful Sunday to me!!

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30 Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 22, 2011 at 6:21 pm

It is sooo gloomy, misty, and gross here today. I wouldn’t even dare to go outside for a long period of time – with the fear of downpours and T-storms constantly lurking. A hike.. would have been awesome today!

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31 Christine (The Raw Project) May 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm

The bun looks wonderful, yum!

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32 Hannah May 22, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Lavender. Crunch. Hummus. Best.

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33 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 22, 2011 at 6:51 pm

That bun sandwich looks delicious! Seedy, grainy bread is the best.

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34 Alyssa May 22, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Your salads always look so fantastic!!! I need to start chopping veggies pronto!

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35 Amy May 22, 2011 at 7:25 pm

That lunch looks so good! Hummus + cheddar? Mmmm.

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36 Char May 22, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Wow, that bun looks SO good and so does the salad. I’ve never topped a salad with honey, but it’s an intriguing idea!

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37 Kristi @ KristiAteIt May 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm

That bread looks really good! I really need to get my hands on some Great Harvest.

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38 Laura May 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm

How/when do you and Matt sprinkle your sunflower seeds on top of the bread? I love to bake sunflower bread, it’s one of my faves. But if I put the seeds on top right before baking, they always burn. I’ve also tried sprinkling them on later in the baking process, but they don’t stick! Thoughts?

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39 KathEats May 22, 2011 at 7:44 pm

If they’re burning, I’m guessing the oven temp is too high. I can’t disclose the temp we bake them in though! We add the the seeds before baking begins.

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40 Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels) May 22, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Ok..you can be my chef anyday!

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41 Sarah@The Flying ONION May 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Mmm…the sandwich is delightful!

I hope the weather cooperated for your biking errands!!

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42 Little Miss Fitness May 22, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Looks like a perfect day…minus the clouds! :)

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43 Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous May 22, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Pretty flowers in the first picture!

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44 Alaina May 22, 2011 at 9:15 pm

The weather has been so fickle this month! I’m hoping the rest of the summer is just sunny and warm. :-)

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45 Jessica May 22, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Hello! I was wondering what kind of bike you have. I was thinking of getting one for going to the grocery and biking around town which seems similar to how you use the bike. Any recommendations?

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46 KathEats May 22, 2011 at 10:06 pm

A Trek! I got it last fall – it’s great!

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47 Kathy W. May 22, 2011 at 11:27 pm

I lurve my Trek bike! Highly recommended.

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48 Keely (Sky Blue) May 22, 2011 at 11:47 pm

OK that bun looks incredible. Seriously? MMMM…

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49 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen May 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I love the idea of calling it an “urban hike” – :)

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50 Paulina (One Smile Ahead) May 23, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Lavender crunch hummus sounds so good! I’ve never had homemade hummus but the idea’s awesome. I had a similar salad for dinner last night :] Big leafy salads are the best.

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