Veg Out With The Easter Bunny

April 4, 2010

The Great Harvest Honey Whole Wheat Easter Bunny and I had a great time enjoying a vegetarian Easter dinner!

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Complete with Virginia Roll ‘Easter eggs’!

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After showering and getting dolled up, Matt and I packed up the Envitote, grabbed an apple and headed out the door.

Need a way to eat an apple and PB on the go? Take a bite first and fill it up! Preferably with Nuttzo!

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We arrived at Emily + Casey’s to find their patio doors wide open and flowers everywhere!

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Gals outside!

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Gals inside!

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We made a few mocktails with POM, club soda and lime for the group

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And broke out the appetizer – my cilantro pistachio bean dip (recipe in the previous post’s comments) and some whole wheat baguette crostini that Matt made

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Nothin’ like hanging out with food bloggers!!

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I munched on a few of these

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The yellow dog wanted to play with Mr. Easter Bunny :(

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Matt and I were in charge of making swiss chard + asparagus risotto :)

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Simply made with veggie broth, thyme, asparagus, chard and Arborio rice.

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Emily made a millet + corn + tomato salad! Love millet.

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And the main event was Emily‘s split pea soup!!

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The Bunny hopped on over to the dinner table

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I do feel bad for eating his head…

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I also had a smallish bowl of soup, and tastes of all the rest. Split an egg roll with Matt (egg roll -haha). Everything was delicious!

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Diana + Dan // Emily + Casey

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The show stopper of the night was Diana‘s Clean Food Fruit Tart!!

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It tasted even better than it looked!!!!!!!!

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The crust was OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Made from teff flour, it was like a ginger cookie and graham cracker all in one. Vegan, gluten-free and healthy and fit all of our needs :mrgreen: Even my mouth’s!!

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[Can I just add that I just found a bunch of tart crust crumbs in my BRA!?!?]

Fun-filled night!

I’ve got a huge day tomorrow and need my beauty (and brain!) rest. I’ve ended my ability to work out in the mornings, so I’ll be back to evening workouts from now through July 1. Not too excited about having to go after work, but I am super excited about nothing between my warm bed and a delicious breakfast!

Nite!

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1 Katherine April 4, 2010 at 8:18 pm

That bunny is SO cute! you girls are all so gorgeous; I love your dress. Isn’t it nice to have spring here and dresses can finally come out of storage?
Katherine
PS: glad to hear someone can workout at night, I just asked about workout times on my blog. I feel like I end all workout ability at 4 PM sharp.

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2 Kori April 4, 2010 at 8:22 pm

You look so beautiful, Kath! Love the dress you bought in NYC. :) The food of course looks D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! Have a great week!

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3 Kaci Higgins April 4, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Oh my goodness that all looks so scrumptious!! I wish I could taste everything through the computer! lol You also look so nice in your new NY dress. :) Happy Easter!

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4 JessicaR April 4, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Hahahaha, I love the crumbs in the bra comment… that happens to me ALL of the time!

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5 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 4, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Ahhh, your new dress is so cute!!!! What a fun Easter dinner!

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6 Karla April 4, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I looove the bread bunny!! Too cute!
All you ladies have such fab dresses!!

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7 Ann @ Appalachian Appetites April 4, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Oh your day looked so nice! It’s wonderful to have such happy, spring days filled with yummy food and good friends. Yay! Sleep well!

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8 Food Makes Fun Fuel April 4, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Vegan and gluten? free I’d be in heaven!
The roll bunny is too cute

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9 Heather (runningwithsass.com) April 4, 2010 at 8:31 pm

everything looks great! love the pic of yall taking food pics!

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10 Alice April 4, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Yum that looks like an amazing easter feast!
I guess the good thing about dining with food bloggers on easter is that you wouldnt have to worry about any bad food choices!!!!
That tart looks amazing! and how cute is the bread bunny!!

xx

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11 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) April 4, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Gorgeous pictures! And your dress is absolutely adorable…love the colors and patterns! :D

Everything looks so full of spring and sunshine! Love it! :D

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12 Samantha April 4, 2010 at 8:35 pm

So cute!! LOVE the dress!!

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13 Lauren @ eater not a runner April 4, 2010 at 8:38 pm

You all look so beautiful! And that tart looks amazing :-)

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14 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) April 4, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Perty new dressss!

I remember they had a spider bread guy at the Chapel Hill GH before Halloween. Cute!

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15 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ April 4, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Fun time, I love the bunny bread. I saw that at Great Harvest but since it was just me and my husband today it was way too much bread.

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16 Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 4, 2010 at 8:46 pm

That tart is gorgeous!!! And sounds delicious!!!
The bunny is TOO cute!!! Precious :)
Love your dress!!
I’m just incredibly delicious of that dinner..yum!

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17 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 4, 2010 at 8:47 pm

That bunny bread was so cute!! You’re so creative.

I’m an evening worker-outer too. It’s not so bad! ;)

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18 Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES April 4, 2010 at 8:50 pm

HOW do crumbs always find their ways into bras!? like, HOW!? mystery haha

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19 Diana April 4, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Wonderful recap as always Kath! The picture of the bunny head on your plate is too funny! I’m so glad everyone liked the tart…major “phew”! haha Have a wonderful week! :)

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20 Ash Bear April 4, 2010 at 9:05 pm

It looks like you all had a wonderful Easter back in Charlotte. I am definitely going to look up the recpe for the tart. The dip also looks great and was just added to my recipe book. :) Thanks for the tips and I fixed the comment issue on my blog.

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21 Jenny April 4, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Whoa! Crumbs in your bra!! But with the way that dessert looks, it was worth it!

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22 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) April 4, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Oh my… all of that food looks absolutely amazing. I haven’t had split pea soup in ages, and that tart looks and sounds out of this world delicious.

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23 Cole April 4, 2010 at 9:17 pm

All of that food looks too good for words. I wish I had been there!

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24 amanda April 4, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Love the dress! Also all the food looked delicious. Happy easter!

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25 Sophie April 4, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Ha! Gotta love crumbs in the bra.

I love the placemats and napkins you guys had at dinner!! So cute.

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26 Heather (Heather's Dish) April 4, 2010 at 9:41 pm

talk about a fabulous meal…sounds amazing!!! you girls are adorable in your dresses too…so cute!!!

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27 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] April 4, 2010 at 9:48 pm

You gals are super cute in your Spring dresses! I love the pic of you and Em on the stools =]

…and can I just say how terrific that tart looks – way to go, Diana!

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28 Michelle April 4, 2010 at 9:57 pm

I love the sundresses! I think sundresses are my favorite part of spring :)

I love the bunny and fruit tart! hehe. Sounds like the perfect Easter!

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29 Ameena April 4, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Everything seems so summer-like in these pictures! Gorgeous, especially love the one of you guys on the stools taking pictures. Too cute!

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30 Cynthia (It All Changes) April 4, 2010 at 10:01 pm

I love seeing the pictures of crazy food bloggers taking pictures. I always wonder what you look like doing so :-)

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31 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is April 4, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Love all those cute dresses you guys have on! :)

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32 Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle April 4, 2010 at 10:08 pm

omg that split pea soup looks amazing! Def one of my favorite soups!!!

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33 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 4, 2010 at 10:23 pm

How fun! That bunny looks adorable. I swear, all these pictures must be professional!!! The lighting is perfect!

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34 Stephanie April 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm

That dip looks delicious! I must try this! And I love your dress. Very adorable!

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35 Veggielady4life April 4, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Your party food looks delicious! I feel ya on the evening workouts… I much prefer to get it out of the way in the morning… but sometimes schedules just don’t allow it. At least it isn’t forever!! BTW your NYC trip pictures are great! I used to live in the city… and it brought back so many good memories!!

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36 Charlotte April 4, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Hi Kath, I enjoyed your pics today, especially the food bloggers one!

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37 Laura @ youngDCliving April 4, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Wow! All that food looks fabulous, particularly the risotto—yummm. I was wondering if you had any advice for working out in the morning–I’m graduating from college and have to take graduate classes this summer which start at 8. I prefer working on in the AM but can’t stand the idea of having to get up before 6 every day. Do you have any advice to avoid afternoon work-out avoidance–my major weakness?? Thanks! :)

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38 Kath April 5, 2010 at 5:15 am

You say you can’t stand the thought of getting up early – but my first question is what time do you go to bed!? If you want to get up before 6, you have to go to bed before 9. There are some tips on my Q+A page too.

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39 Laura @ youngDCliving April 5, 2010 at 8:55 am

Very valid point. So you recommend a full 9 hours? I definitely need to try to get to bed early, but I actually won’t be able to some on some days because I will have one class running until 10 pm (tell me about it) on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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40 Kath April 5, 2010 at 7:33 pm

I’d say 8 hours would be enough :)

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41 Samantha April 4, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Your dress is beautiful! Hope you had a happy Easter.

I read daily but don’t often comment. Just wanted to say thanks (from another North Carolinian albeit displaced) for all the food ideas and real, doable advice. It’s nice to read those that have been able to maintain weight loss.

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42 Kath April 5, 2010 at 5:15 am

Thanks!

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43 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 5, 2010 at 12:10 am

Everything looks absolutely delicious and gorgeous! What a fun way to spend a special day — friends and food, what more do you need? :D

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44 Run Sarah April 5, 2010 at 12:39 am

Everyone looks beautifully prepared and so healthy. Especially the fruit tart – major yum!

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45 Diana April 5, 2010 at 1:19 am

What a delicious looking meal! And you gals were looking pretty good too! ;)

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46 Marina April 5, 2010 at 2:22 am

yummy food!
That picture of you two taking photos is amazing :))

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47 lisa April 5, 2010 at 5:21 am

That fruit tart looks incredible. Good luck with the start of your clinical rotation!

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48 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 5, 2010 at 5:31 am

Awh that all looks so fun! I love all your dresses, they’re beutiful! As was the food, espec that rabbit bread, genius :P

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49 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) April 5, 2010 at 5:49 am

What a great blogger Easter dinner! All of it is so festive, healthy, and delicious looking.

I understand your gripes about working out in the evening, at the end of the day the last thing I want to do is work out. However, I always feel so much better once I do.

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50 Nicole, RD April 5, 2010 at 6:07 am

Haha, I love the picture of you guys up on the stools getting your shots! Too cute :)

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51 cara April 5, 2010 at 8:52 am

aww the dinner looked so lovely and adorable. yaya.

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52 melissa April 5, 2010 at 9:12 am

That is probably the healthiest easter meal I have ever seen. The baguette looks amazing. Love your dress!

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53 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) April 5, 2010 at 10:56 am

All of your dresses are so cute!!

Love the bunny bread and the food looks fantastic. A vegetarian holiday dinner is lovely. I need to try it sometime!! :D

Jenn

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54 lynn (The Actors Diet) April 5, 2010 at 11:02 am

so springy!!!

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55 Hannah April 5, 2010 at 11:04 am

In the first shot, the Virginia rolls look a bit like rocket propellers attached to the Bunny… if only they’d shoot the delicious bread across the world to me! :P Or propel me to this eveninng- what a wonderful night of gorgeous dresses, food, and friends. So envious, but it does make me a bit happier to think of heading home to my friends this weekend, after 4 months’ travelling!

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56 Lisa April 5, 2010 at 11:58 am

The dessert looks HEAVENLY!!!! I love fruity desserts.

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57 Simply Life April 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm

What a healthy and delicious meal!

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58 Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble April 5, 2010 at 4:40 pm

That looks like a wonderful Easter dinner! Delish!

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59 Cole April 6, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Haha I love the two pictures of you and Emily taking pictures together, kind of a behind the scenes action shot!

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60 Diana April 22, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Wish we could do this again this year!

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