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!

Jenn

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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!

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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. :)

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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.

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5 katey July 20, 2009 at 8:47 pm

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

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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

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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. =)

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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13 stacy July 20, 2009 at 9:47 pm

NUT BUTTERS!

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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. :-)

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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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!

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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 :)

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24 Jessica July 21, 2009 at 2:12 am

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

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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 :D

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

I’ll have to find one of those bars!

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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!

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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. :)

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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! :)

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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. :)

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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 :)

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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!!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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 ,
Welcome!

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

Kath

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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!

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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.

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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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