July 9, 2013


Our weekend was full of summer fun. Hope yours was too!

Friday night we went to Fridays After Five and picnicked. We had salads from our garden with goat cheese, tomatoes, corn off the cob, avocado and a homemade dressing, and of course I forgot to capture a photo! Here was the vibe:


It was H.O.T. and M’s hair was humid enough to stand into a mohawk : )


Saturday morning was great because Maze slept until 6:30! That meant I got a wonderful 9+ hours of sleep. We had eggs and berries together for breakfast and then walked to the city market to get our fruits and veggies for the week.

We spent the hot afternoon at the pool with Matt. Adult swim was the best – we had the whole pool to ourselves before a million wild splashing kids jumped back in.


Late afternoon featured a lovely cocktail hour with mint juleps!


We also snacked on some Caromont goat brie I bought at the market over Nut-thins with radish and caper for a fancy appetizer.


Ride ‘em cowboy!


Pizza was on the menu!


Made with bacon, garden tomatoes and lots of great melty cheese. Plus salad and tomatoes from our garden.


Sunday morning balanced out Saturday morning with a 5:30am wake up : (


I made baked banana oatmeal minus the bananas plus summer fruit on top! It was sort of like an upside-down fruit crisp.


Topped with some almond butter:


After breakfast Matt and I traded workouts at the gym. I came home quite red in the face!


For lunch we made BBTs – bacon, basil, tomato plus more of that amazing goat brie. Peach + chips on the side.


After lunch I took advantage of daddy time and went out for a much needed pedicure.


We ventured out post afternoon nap to run a few errands and stopped into Kohr Brothers for cones! Mint + vanilla for me. Such a fun summer snack.


Our weekend concluded with a broccoli + cheese quiche. Broccoli from the garden! So far so good growing it.



And that’s the end of that chapter.

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1 Parita @ myinnershakti July 9, 2013 at 8:20 am

M’s mohawk is too freakin’ cute!! I can’t stand it!


2 Lily Parkes July 10, 2013 at 4:12 am

I second the motion to that cuteness of M’s! It looks like you really had so much fun. It’s great to see you guys fulfilled and happy. Oh, I love all the recipes in this post. 😀


3 Ali @ Peaches and Football July 9, 2013 at 8:27 am

OMG – Maze’s mohawk!!! That is just way too adorable!! I could look at that picture of him all day and laugh. :) Too cute.

That baked oatmeal looks amazing. My mom shared one with me for this Amish oatmeal with dried cherries and walnuts that is really good but I haven’t made it in a while. Too hot to turn on the oven unless absolutely necessary – but I’m thinking lots of baked oatmeal should be made this Fall/Winter!


4 Tiffany July 9, 2013 at 8:38 am

Such a fun and sweet weekend.

You wrote “peach chips” and so I read peach chips without the “and” so I literally thought I must ask kath about chips that taste like peach! Haha!!

Have a great day!


5 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 9:18 am

haha oops!


6 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries July 9, 2013 at 9:02 am

Ahhh I LOVE Maddux’s hair in a little mohawk! What a cutie! Looks like you guys had a great summer weekend!


7 Mandy @ The Running Herbivore July 9, 2013 at 9:07 am

I am dying for the fruity oatmeal bake! For a vegan what would you replace the egg with?


8 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 9:18 am

You could try flax or chia eggs?


9 Bill Randall July 9, 2013 at 10:56 am

What are Chia eggs? I always try to include Chia seeds in my cooking because of the health benefits. I’d love another option!


10 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm

If you soak a tablespoon of chia seeds in water it forms a gelled “egg” that you can use for baking


11 Laura July 9, 2013 at 11:04 am

I make vegan baked oatmeal all the time without any egg replacer. It works just fine!


12 Susan H @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 9, 2013 at 9:11 am

I am drooling over all your delicious looking meals…homemade pizza, garden tomatoes, upside down fruit crisp, icecream, quiche…oh my! I just had my first pedi of the summer…love my pretty toes in a pinky red. I always love a touch of red! :)


13 Heather @ Fit Mama Real Food July 9, 2013 at 9:11 am

What a fun weekend! LOVE M’s mohawk. All of your food looks so delicious. So cool that your garden is doing so well. Hope you get more sleep like Friday night!


14 Chloe July 9, 2013 at 9:13 am

The pizza looks great. The crust looks home made. Do you have the recipe?


15 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 9:17 am
16 Lauren @ The Highlands Life July 9, 2013 at 9:13 am

That pizza just looks ridiculous.

And that little onesie with the whales on the shirt! Oh so cute!


17 Georgia-Mae Morrison July 9, 2013 at 9:14 am

I should make that baked oatmeal. How long does it typically last? I was thinking I could make it and eat it for breakfast before work all week! It would be so fast, delicious, easy, and much less expensive than grabbing something on the run.


18 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 9:20 am

A couple of days in the fridge


19 Emily K. @ Leaf Parade July 9, 2013 at 9:23 am

That quiche looks great! And I’m loving Mazen’s new hair do :)
-Emily K.


20 Kim July 9, 2013 at 9:24 am

Hi kath! Thanks for the great post! That pool looks amazing! Is that a public pool or swim club? I have a six month old and would love to have a place like that to play! Is it expensive ? Love the Mohawk by the way :)


21 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 9:38 am

A public pool : ) It’s $90 for the summer for a family of three and there are multiple pools you can go to with that pass


22 Sarah July 9, 2013 at 9:28 am

Love that baby mowhawk!


23 Paige @ Healthy Hits the Spot July 9, 2013 at 9:38 am

You pictures make me so happy!! So beautiful and full of life! Also, love your earrings in the picture of you and Maze! Where did you get them?


24 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 9:58 am

Thanks, they are from this shop at our city market http://www.etsy.com/shop/girlsdayout


25 Carly @ Snack Therapy July 9, 2013 at 9:55 am

Mazen’s such a little rockstar with that mohawk! I always see amazing things about Kohr Brothers, but I don’t think they exist here in California. Sadness…


26 Joelle @ on a pink typewriter July 9, 2013 at 9:57 am

Maze is too cute!And I love your nail polish.


27 Karen July 9, 2013 at 9:59 am

Lot’s of inspiring and delicious eats in this post, but the mere mention of garden fresh tomatoes has my mouth watering…so, so sweet this month! I’ve been popping grape tomatoes I bought at our farmer’s market like candy! Oh, and I love Maze’s hot weather ‘do…melting my heart!


28 Kristi July 9, 2013 at 10:09 am

Seriously jealous of that pool! Wow! We live in a beach town (still a 20min drive to the beach though) but babies and beach is quite the hassle! I’d love to have access to a pool where the chairs and umbrellas are ready to go!

I’ve noticed in a few pictures that Mazen’s lower legs look pretty tan compared to the rest of him and I thought I’d pass on a tip for the BOB (since lower legs are the only part sticking out of the awesome canopy) – I use one of our A+A blanets folded to size and clipped with clothespins to the red dangling strap on either side of the stroller. Maybe you do something similar but I haven’t noticed in any pictures so thought I’d pass that along.


29 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I know! I put SPF 50 on him for our walks but we are out so much the sun is still making itself known. Do you clip the blanket to the carseat straps? Does it lie on his legs and make them hot?


30 Kristi July 9, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Yes, we’ve been avoiding the beach for that reason! So hard to find a balance between outdoor fun and too much sun. Yes I think those red straps are the carseat straps. I use a solid white A+A and they are so guazey I don’t think it makes baby hot. If you’re willing to sacrifice one you could cut it to a smaller size and that would eliminate the fold. I clip it at the part of the strap that connects to the stroller so it’s more suspended than actually resting on baby. Play around with it! I do the same with our umbrella stroller but clip it to the stroller fabric directly.


31 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I’ll have to see if he likes it. I bet he would just pull it off! I wonder if a damp one would actually keep him cool


32 Jessica July 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm

babylegs make legwarmers that are a cool mesh that offer upf of 50 you can get them wet for extra cooling.


33 KathEats July 10, 2013 at 1:39 pm



34 Carolyn July 9, 2013 at 11:03 am

Your weekends always look soooo fun!!!!

Who watches little Mazen during Adult Swim? I wish they would have Adult Swim at my pool. So fun for parents!


35 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Oh he comes in with us!! Babies are allowed in parents’ arms : )


36 Danielle July 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm

That is awesome!! I wish our public pool would allow that. Babies aren’t even allowed in the big pool, even with swimmie diapers, only the baby pool that is only a foot deep so it doesn’t keep them very cool.


37 Stephanie July 9, 2013 at 11:03 am

What a cutie pie! Do you mind sharing where you got Mazen’s pool hat?


38 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm

This is it. Thanks to elastic, it actually stays on. And if we’re swimming, he leaves it on (amazing). It’s UV protective too.


39 Kim July 9, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Love the mohawk! So adorable!! I rarely get a chance to make “weekend” breakfasts, but your fruit-topped baked banana oatmeal looks amazing. I’ll have to give it a try sometime when I’m actually home for a weekend morning meal!


40 Holland July 9, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Do you happen to have a link to that baked oatmeal dish? Looks delish!


41 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Yes it’s linked above in the post baked banana oatmeal


42 Tracy July 9, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Baby mohawk! So cute :) I love summer so much. Wish it would never end!


43 Katie @ Live Half Full July 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Everything looks so good! It seems like a perfectly balanced weekend, too!


44 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance July 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm

LOVING Maze’s little mohawk! That smile is so precious!


45 mary July 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Looks like you had a great weekend.
The images are great and that quiche looks fantastic. I now know what I’ll make this weekend.

Great blog!


46 sara @ fitcupcaker July 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Ive been craving soft serve ice cream cones, yum! And I want to make that banana oatmeal bake this week, looks delicious topped with all that fruit!


47 Amanda @ veggiesndogs July 9, 2013 at 2:23 pm

The pizza looks great! Do you make your own pizza dough? If so can you please share the recipe :-)


48 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Yep – it’s here.


49 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 9, 2013 at 2:39 pm

That quiche looks delicious! And those green beans get me all excited for fresh beans from the garden (hopefully) SOON!


50 Jean July 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Mazen’s mohawk is the just cutest thing ever! Always love reading about your happy family. :)


51 Katie July 9, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Hi Kath- My husband is working in Charlottesville for the summer and we have been visiting on the weekends. Where is that pool and can you get a weekend or day pass?


52 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 7:56 pm

It’s the Meade Park pool and it’s $5 per adult to go. Maybe I’ll see you there sometime!


53 Amy July 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Got to beware of those “wild splashing kids” …ha ha, you’ll have one soon enough!

Your quiche is beautiful!!!


54 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner July 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Aww, I love Mazen’s hair! Just throw a black leather jacket on him, and he could be an extra in Grease


55 Kelly@KellyRunsforFood July 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm

That all looks amazing. Of course I zeroed in on the pizza! I think I may be stealing that idea soon since we have a ton of tomatoes from the garden to use!


56 Karen D July 9, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Okay, I am seriously freaking drooling over here. Your food this week looks SO good!

Two questions:

1. How do you cook your green beans? They look way more delicious than my boring beans. Do you saute them or add any sauce?

2. Am I reading your quiche recipe correct – you don’t include cheese? Is this to cut back on fat/calories because of the crust? Don’t you miss the cheese?


57 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 7:55 pm

We usually sautee the beans in some water and then when they’re tender add a sauce – this was a mustardy herb sauce I believe.

This quiche had cheese! That other one didn’t. It just depends on what we have on hand. I don’t miss it if the ingredients are good.


58 Lee July 9, 2013 at 6:29 pm

That little mohawk is the cutest thing.


59 Elisabeth July 9, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Awwww! Love the Mohawk 😀


60 Donna July 9, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Kath, just wanted to let you know that I had smoked sardines (Trader Joe’s brand) for lunch today, and it was delicious. I’ve always loved canned tuna, but this was even better. It didn’t even taste fishy! It was more liked smoked chicken. I mashed it up (surprise, no heads, no bones or skin to mess with), added a little mayo, some leftover mango salsa and curry powder. Ate it with Wheat Thins—-and LOVED it! Thanks so much for the video on it.


61 KathEats July 9, 2013 at 7:54 pm



62 Monica July 9, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Mazen is so adorable! And all your food looks amazing!


63 Christian Fitness Diva July 9, 2013 at 11:19 pm

The Pizza looked DELISH!

The running joke in my house is that I could eat pizza every day I like it so much…so of course it is the one thing I really noticed in the post lol.

Oh and I feel you on “Adult Swim” once the kiddies get in the fool it’s all over :-(


64 Lisa @bitesforbabies July 10, 2013 at 12:25 am

I need to get my hands on that book! Too cute 😉


65 Neil Butterfield July 10, 2013 at 3:51 am

Man that pizza looks awesome! I swear you should get into food advertising!! :-)


66 Sue B. July 10, 2013 at 5:23 am

How did the baked banana oatmeal turn out without the bananas? Did you add more liquid? I get migraines from bananas so I am very interested in trying this recipe now!!!


67 KathEats July 10, 2013 at 5:37 am

It was slightly drier. I might add a bit more milk next time


68 Alyssa July 10, 2013 at 9:08 am

Love the summer photos!!


69 Amy July 10, 2013 at 11:28 am

Wish I could find some goat brie that I liked. The last time I bought it I didn’t think it was great. Love this post, btw!


70 Liesl @ Fitnessinthekitchen July 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Looks like a lovely weekend!
Your food always looks so appetizing and delicious!


71 jenna k July 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm

jealous of your broccoli! mine were first to sprout, but then they all died when i re-potted. :(


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