We’re Home

July 20, 2009

And only one dead bug had been spotted!

The flights all went smoothly. I spent some time walking through the Detroit airport and found the PB&J stand a reader mentioned. Too bad I wasn’t hungry!! PB+Banana at the airport would have been so fun.

I did get hungry around 5PM (boy that packed lunch held me over really well) and pulled out this bar another reader sent a while back.

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It was really, really good!

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So good that I gave Matt a bite, who “wasn’t hungry,” and after proclaiming it was the best bar he’d ever had I gave it to him and had a coconut LaraBar instead. I did manage about 25% of the Trio though!

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Take a wild guess what we had for dinner……..



….frozen soup!!

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This was a quinoa + veggie soup we made just a few weeks ago and never got to eat (I think we went out to dinner at the last minute?) so we froze it. I reheated it with some creole seasoning and a little jalapeno cheese and it was amazing. Soup is perhaps the only food I have successfully frozen and loved over and over.

Enjoyed with some Kashis (my box is almost empty again!)

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The "official” part of my summer internship ended last week, but it’s not over till its over because Mary and I have some more projects to work on. But I am taking this week off since I have two days until I fly back out again. I’m going to need them to recharge. We do already have a busy week – two evening events Tuesday and Wednesday and then I’m gone!

See y’all in the AM!

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1 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) July 20, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Kashi TLC crackers are the best! I like the honey sesame with PB… OMG, addicting!



2 Andee (Runtolive) July 20, 2009 at 8:30 pm

I have never frozen soup before, but I must try! Such a easy and simple dinner love it!


3 Help Meghan Run July 20, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Congrats on being home! (For a couple days, at least.) And soup with Kashis just may be the most comforting thing ever. :)


4 Eve July 20, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Frozen soup to the rescue! Enjoy your night, it’s so nice coming home after a long weekend, have a good night.


5 katey July 20, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Looks like your trip was fun and your flights went well! yay :)


6 Jen July 20, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Kath –

How do you think your “Throw in the Pot Vegetarian Chili” recipe would fare? I’ve made it a few times, and absolutely loved it, and am thinking that it would be a great fall freeze & feast meal. What do you think?

Glad to hear your travels are going well!

Jen in Alaska


7 Casey @ Double Scooped July 20, 2009 at 9:03 pm

I lovee the convenience of frozen soup! Every winter my mom makes a bunch and stores servings in individual tupperware for a quick snack or meal. =)


8 Jean July 20, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Is your larabar super small? It looks like it! I’ve never seen that size before!


9 Nicole July 20, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Welcome home! Glad you made it safely. I just wanted to comment to say how I love your cute bowls!


10 leslie July 20, 2009 at 9:28 pm

i don’t know how you have time to sleep haha. you’ve been on the go all summer long! you must be loving it though. :)

that soup looks great – quinoa and veggies is definitely one of my no-fail combinations.


11 Cindy July 20, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Just so you know that Mrs. May’s also makes granola and it is sold at BJ’s. I just found it and love the Cran-Blueberry Crunch. Looks very similar to your bar. Worth looking for!


12 Alison July 20, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Welcome home, glad you made it back safely. I feel like I’m on vacation myself reading these posts. It’s like all the fun of travel without the packing and unpacking!


13 stacy July 20, 2009 at 9:47 pm


hey guys, i have only tried pb and almond butter and i am wondering which ones are the best to branch out and try next? thanks!


14 Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection) July 20, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Try to get some rest in between all your work/traveling! It looks like loads of fun, but I’m sure you’re body is damn tired too! :) Take care!


15 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) July 20, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Kashis and soup sounds like the perfect meal to come home to :-) I had just had some of my own comfort food – mac and cheese with beets and broccoli!


16 Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum July 20, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Glad you are back :) Rest up girly, you are a travelista! Those larabars are my favorite!


17 Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write July 20, 2009 at 10:44 pm

wow. When do you sleep girl?! Your soup looks great. Can you believe I’ve never frozen leftover soup before? We always eat it up!


18 Cynthia (It all changes) July 20, 2009 at 10:50 pm

That soup looks Divine! I love all those ingredients and will have to try the recipe sometime soon.

Enjoy your few days at home before you head out again. :-)


19 Nekeisha July 20, 2009 at 11:06 pm

I have actually tried the Trio Bars recently, the strawberry and Blueberry Flavour and I loved them, after they were finished I was kicking myself that I only bought the two and had to wait until I could get to that store to get more and there is a third flavour Tropical Fruit that I haven’t tried yet but as soon as I get a chance I am going to start a stash. Do you realise that two of the trio of fruits is the glue that holds the bar together. The third fruit is the flavour, strawberry or blueberry.


20 mikey July 20, 2009 at 11:12 pm

someone mentioned the mrs.mays granola and i just want 2nd that!
good looking soup. i’m with you on sou being one of the only things that makes it through the leftover process still perfect.


21 ModelBehavior July 20, 2009 at 11:53 pm

Those trio bars are my favorite! I buy them in bulk at costco, much cheaper than lara bars!!


22 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 21, 2009 at 12:59 am

those trio bars look good! can’t wait to try them – welcome home!


23 Whole Body Love July 21, 2009 at 1:14 am

I agree, soup is the only entree I will prepare, freeze, defrost and eat. I have never been much of a leftover fan :)


24 Jessica July 21, 2009 at 2:12 am

Ahh I would never give away something yummy! I am too greedy! LOL!


25 Christie @ Quit Your Diet July 21, 2009 at 4:21 am

Glad you guys arrived home safe.

I am the freezer queen, I even prepare food in advance and freeze for quick meals. My favorites are homemade bean burgers and stuffed shells. Both freeze beautifully and make great weeknight meals when I have zero time to get dinner on the table. Just pop them in the oven and Waala, dinner is ready 😀


26 Spotty Prep July 21, 2009 at 5:59 am

I’ll have to find one of those bars!


27 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) July 21, 2009 at 6:14 am

Welcome Home! Glad you are back safe and sound. Mmmm I love those Trio bars too. So crunchy and delicious!


28 Susan July 21, 2009 at 6:24 am

That bar looks delicious!! Glad to hear your trip back was good. I always try to have frozen soup or chili in the freezer for such occasions. :)


29 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) July 21, 2009 at 6:35 am

Yumm…I’ll have to try that bar out!

And sounds like you have a busy week ahead! Have fun! :)


30 Elizabeth July 21, 2009 at 6:40 am

Definitely look for the Tropical flavored Trio bars… if you can’t find ’em near you, let me know & I’ll send you some. They are SOOOO good.

Just don’t leave them in the fridge with the rest of your lunch at work…. they get kind of hard when cold. :)


31 Cait (Cait's Plate) July 21, 2009 at 7:08 am

I love those Trio bars also. Glad you made it back safely and even got to enjoy some Kashi love before the night was over :)


32 Pam July 21, 2009 at 7:28 am
33 Chrissy July 21, 2009 at 7:44 am

Hi, I am a newcomer to your site and I love it. I have been in a food rut, and you have given me lots of new meal ideas, which is just what I needed to get back to healthy eating.

What I really want to know is where you got that mini Larabar!!


34 Nanette July 21, 2009 at 7:58 am

Seems like you’re always reading the most interesting books and I can’t always keep track! Do you by chance have a list of these books somewhere on here that I’m missing? I’m definately starting a list with this one.


35 K July 21, 2009 at 8:16 am

You are a busy lady these days!! I’m glad that you guys liked the Trio bar – I just got a few and haven’t tried them yet.


36 Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 21, 2009 at 8:18 am

I LOVE Trio bars! So good to hear you liked it 😉

Soup looks amazing!


37 Whitney July 21, 2009 at 8:21 am

Welcome home! Those trio bars are really good! I had forgotten how much I liked them…thanks!


38 brandi July 21, 2009 at 8:52 am

glad you got home safely! I’ve been seeing those Trio bars on some blogs lately and the texture looks awesome! I don’t know where people are finding them, though.

I love how you can see all the nuts and seeds in them.


39 Kath July 21, 2009 at 9:04 am

Jen ,
Yes, we’ve made that one and frozen it before!

Re. LaraBar,
It was a mini one and you can ONLY get them at races! This was from a 5K I did in december. They are too cute!

stacy ,
The hazelnut is strange, but really good. I hear brazil nut butter is good too. And walnut! Try futterbutters.com or Premierorganics.com.

Chrissy ,

Nanette ,
I don’t have a list of books :( I love Elin Hilderbrand, Sena Jeter Naslund, Nicholas Sparks, and Anita Shrieve.



40 Allison K July 21, 2009 at 9:09 am

I bought a box of Trio bars at Costco about a month ago. I am trio’d out….I have about 5 bars left and just can’t bring my self to eat them. I should send them to Matt!


41 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 21, 2009 at 9:41 am

Glad you made it back home safely! That Trio bar does look REALLY good! I haven’t seen them in stores, but I’ll have to keep an eye out for them.


42 Michelle Hisae July 21, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Trio bars are great! And I think you can get them at Costco, too. Discount!


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