Working Hard For The Hunger

December 10, 2010

We may be on vacation, but our hosts are not. Larbs + Matt had to run off to work today. I remember from my days of working for the big boss how wonderful it was to have breakfast made [and cleaned up!] on a busy day, so we rose with the worker bees and made them pancakes.

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Or really, Matt made his special topping pancakes while I floated around the apartment like a fairy

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Of course Larbs is hooked on Kodiak Cakes [so is the rest of my family!]

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Matt made two varieties: coconut choco chip and banana flax

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Topped with almond butter + peanut butter and a few more bananas

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Always coffee

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Matt and I are unsure of our plans for the day, but we don’t have anything major. Tomorrow, we’re driving up to Newport! But today is “explore Boston on foot” day. Possibly a run, possibly just lots of tourist walking. We’ll see how we feel!

Happy Friday!!

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1 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun December 10, 2010 at 8:56 am

Enjoy your day! And I bet they loved you cooking for them. Sure looks delicious.

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2 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

I love Kodiak cakes!! :D

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3 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

Sounds like a great day ahead! And a good start too… Kodiak cakes look delicious. Have fun today! :)

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4 Samantha @ Bikini Birthday December 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

Oh I’d love to be in Boston right now. I visited for the first time this summer. What a beautiful city!
http://gamereviewwiki.com/bikinibirthday/2010/07/05/boston-walks-and-eats/

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5 Grocery Goddess Jen December 10, 2010 at 9:01 am

Those look so beautiful! You’re a good sister :)

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6 Jess December 10, 2010 at 9:02 am

I loved walking around Boston when I lived there, even on cold days! Hope you enjoy : )

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7 Judy December 10, 2010 at 9:03 am

Have fun! Super cute and interesting bookstore/cafe in your neck of the woods : http://www.tridentbookscafe.com/

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8 Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 10, 2010 at 9:05 am

As soon as I get my coconut butter in, I’m going to start putting it on everything. Chocolate chip pancakes sound amazing right now, so maybe I’ll just throw a tiny bit on top of those!

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9 Marian December 10, 2010 at 9:06 am

you should walk the freedom trail if you haven’t before – it is so beautiful and historic!! it’s a great way to see the city. and then make sure you stop off at Legal Seafoods for some chowdah :)

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10 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 10, 2010 at 9:09 am

Perfect pancakes for friday! Have a good one Kath.

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11 Nicola December 10, 2010 at 9:10 am

Just curious, but whats with the pancake mix? Isn’t pancake mix just flour, egg, and milk? Why would anyone buy this in a box when it is so easy to make using real ingredients?

Or is there something special about these “kodiak” pancakes.

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12 Kath December 10, 2010 at 9:13 am

Easy peasy for busy people

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13 Dee December 10, 2010 at 9:10 am

Or really, Matt made his special topping pancakes while I floated around the apartment like a fairy

Love this! That’s totally how I roll too! ;)

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14 Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 10, 2010 at 9:14 am

Your pancakes always looks so wonderful — perhaps the best in the blogosphere — definitely in the top two.

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15 emily December 10, 2010 at 9:17 am

And now I’m hooked on Kodiak cakes too! Just in case you need another Boston on foot summary:
http://ehwilder.blogspot.com/2010/09/boston-eats-walking-feets.html

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16 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete December 10, 2010 at 9:19 am

Kath I know you and Matt have worked to be where you are — but I can’t help but sometimes be a little envious — traveling around, no working for the “big boss” — and I know you do work, but its just different than us 9-5ers, you know?

It really makes me think about what I want to do and change within my own life.

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17 Kath December 10, 2010 at 9:30 am

And I feel bad sometimes doing anything fun when I know so many are at work! Sometimes I just want to yell to the skies how freeing it is to be able to work for myself, but I also want to be sensitive to those who don’t or can’t, ya know? My goal in going back to school was to work a flexible lifestyle and build my RD career through writing and a private practice. I’ve been really lucky to be able to shift the practice to a blogging career instead, but I think my goals are still the same.

And that’s just me rambling out some thoughts :)

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18 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete December 10, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Oh please – I don’t want to make you feel bad about being able to do what you want to do! I find it inspiring.

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19 Keri December 10, 2010 at 9:20 am

Hahaha, acting fairylike and eating pancakes sounds like an ideal way to start off the day!

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20 Amanda (Eating Up) December 10, 2010 at 9:21 am

I want to try Kodiak cakes–I was perusing Bon Appetit’s website the other day, and they were on it for some of the best pancake mixes!

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21 Angie December 10, 2010 at 9:22 am

Come explore Harvard Square! Check out Clover, a new vegetarian spot. Or get a hot chocolate at LA Burdick. Amazing.

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22 Lynna December 10, 2010 at 9:33 am

DOWN to Newport, silly!

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23 Kath December 10, 2010 at 10:18 am

It’s probably even worse that I didn’t even know what state it was in and had to look that up! I don’t know much New England geography being all Southern and all

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24 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 10, 2010 at 9:39 am

Aw, so sweet of y’all to make breakfast for the worker bees :-)

Enjoy your day in Boston!!

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25 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) December 10, 2010 at 9:42 am

Sorry your sister has to work today. I am sure the two of you can get into a good amount of trouble on your own though. Have fun!

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26 Allison (PickyEatingRD) December 10, 2010 at 9:46 am

Yummm! Anything with chocolate and coconut I inhale!

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27 Colleen December 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

Enjoy your day in Beantown! If you’re looking for any good bars/restaurants with great microbrew selections, I’d recommend Lord Hobo in Cambridge (fun and funky), Cambridge Brewing Company (a must go-to brewery for the beer lover!), Publick House in Brookline (a great spot on a cold, wintery day!), The Other Side (I think you’ve been there!), Lower Depths in Kenmore Square, Bella Luna in JP (Jamaica Plain – where Sam Adams is), or Doyle’s in JP (oldest Irish pub in the city). Have fun and stay warm!

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28 Kath December 10, 2010 at 10:19 am

Thanks for the recs! Some of those are on our list already :)

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29 Colleen (What's Baking in the Barbershop) December 10, 2010 at 10:40 am

Awesome! Looking forward to hearing about where you go. :-D

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30 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 10, 2010 at 9:54 am

I’m ALWAYS too lazy to make pancakes, so the only way I ever eat them is if they’re made for me…yum!! Have a great day exploring!

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31 Heather (Heather's Dish) December 10, 2010 at 10:02 am

i am so jealous of y’all walking Boston all day today…i’ve heard how it’s an amazing walking city and it sure beats sitting in this desk chair for the next 8 hours!

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32 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 10, 2010 at 10:04 am

Yum! Where did you get that pancake mix? They look great!

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33 Kath December 10, 2010 at 10:19 am

Click the link

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34 Camille December 10, 2010 at 10:13 am

You should walk the freedom trail! It’s really cool and fun!

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35 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 10, 2010 at 10:17 am

Mmmmm yummy! :)

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36 Alaina December 10, 2010 at 10:20 am

If you want to look at some beautifully decorated lobbies, check out the Fairmont Copley! :-)

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37 barefootgirl December 10, 2010 at 10:33 am

How nice of Matt to make them breakfast!

I’m just south of Boston , in Plymouth… My favorite thing to do it to explore Beantown on foot! have blast today.. can’t wait to see pics!!

On the way to Newport is Sakonnet Vineyards.. I just love it there.. although it probably doesn’t compare to Napa or C-ville ( DMB) vineyards..

I want a bottle of DMB wen SO badly but they won’t ship to Ma :( I’ll just have to go there!

have fun today!

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38 stacey-healthylife December 10, 2010 at 10:42 am

Enjoy the day. I would just walk you can see a lot and cover the city.

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39 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) December 10, 2010 at 11:11 am

I need to make pancakes.

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40 Christin@purplebirdblog December 10, 2010 at 11:42 am

I look forward to being able to explore Boston some day. I’ve heard it’s such a fun city!

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41 britt December 10, 2010 at 11:48 am

how sweet of you guys to have breakfast ready!! those pancakes look so good!

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42 lynn (The Actors Diet) December 10, 2010 at 11:51 am

have fun in boston! if you find yourself in reading, MA stop by swiss bakers where my cousin rachel works and get an awesome pretzel croissant:
http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/lynn-welcome-home-2/

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43 Dawn (HealthySDLiving) December 10, 2010 at 11:55 am

Aw! Love days of exploring a new city–have a great time!!!

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44 hungryforbalance.wordpress.com December 10, 2010 at 11:55 am

Hope you’re having fun. My belly is rumbling looking at your pancakes- next stop the kitchen!

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45 Natalia - a side of simple December 10, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I’m in Newport!!!! Please make my life complete and let me have a “Kath sighting” :)

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46 Mimi December 10, 2010 at 12:08 pm

I’ve never been to Boston, but would absolutely love to go. Do you have any favorite attractions?

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47 Kath December 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm

I really just love walking through the scenery – the Charles, Newbury St., the North End.

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48 Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks December 10, 2010 at 12:25 pm

When I went to Boston we did the “Freedom Trail”…tons o’ walking!

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49 Krystina December 10, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Happy Friday, Kath! Welcome to Boston. :D

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50 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Have fun today! I love exploring cities just by walking. You can discover so many neat places that way!

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51 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 10, 2010 at 12:33 pm

That’s so nice of you for making your sister breakfast! I would love to wake up and have breakfast, lunch, or dinner made… ahh to be my husband. :)

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52 Shannon @ A Better Me December 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm

LOL! Love those polka dot britches Matt has on! :D Breakfast looks yummy!

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53 Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I’ve ALWAYS wanted to go to Boston!

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54 Jess @ atasteofconfidence December 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm

How nice of you to make pancakes- they look great!

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55 Faith @ lovelyascharged December 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Can I have an apartment-hopping fairy that makes me pancakes in the morning too? I swear, that’s all I’m asking for for Christmas…

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56 Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Ohh those pancakes look perfect. Great way to start an unplanned day :)

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57 Claire (Low Impact Fashionista) December 10, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I need to buy me some Kodiak cakes! Also I really really love your photos today, for some reason the pancakes on that square plate against the fun pattern is really beautiful. You know your a foodie nerd blogger when you make comments like that haha…

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58 Allie December 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm

I love looking @ your breakfasts, they are so scrumptious looking! I’ve got to try kodiak cakes and pero still :o) Have fun tomorrow!

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59 Christine (The Raw Project) December 10, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Yum, I haven’t had pancakes in ages and these look great. Sounds like a nice day planned, enjoy!

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60 Louise Olafsson December 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Hope I bump into you walking around Boston. I have lived here my whole life but never get tired of walking the different areas and neighborhoods. I would love to meet up but Sunday nights aren’t good for going out…Family dinner with teenagers. I really love your blog. I read it every day.

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61 Namaste Gurl December 10, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Looks like your having a good time off thus far– especially with the addition of pancakes! :)

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62 Maria@ The Fitted Apron December 10, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Can’t wait to try my new box of Kodiak Cakes. Your pancakes look amazing.

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63 jen December 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Delicious little cakes!!! Love the banana + flax option!
Have a great weekend :)

Jen

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64 ashley nicole December 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm

probably TMI, but Matt’s boxers are so cute! i love polka dots!! i still haven’t tried Kodiaks. i need to get on that!

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65 Monique December 10, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Man, those cakes look soooooo friggin yummmy. mmm mmmm

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66 evelyne December 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Wow – that kitchen looks exactly like my first kitchen in boston!

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67 DeLacy December 10, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Okay, I have to ask about the green spoon in the banner. I’ve noticed that Caitlin on Healthy Tipping Point as one that looks similar. Where do you get those cute little spoons? Thanks!

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68 Kath December 10, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Crate + Barrel

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69 Marissa December 10, 2010 at 4:18 pm

You & Matt are such sweet & thoughtful house guests to make breakfasts for them!

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70 Shannon @ Philadelphia Phitness Pharmacy December 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm

That’s so nice that you made them breakfasts! You guys are great guests!

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71 Hannah December 10, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Oh, how nice! Can I invite you to come stay at my place in Australia, if you’ll promise to make me amazing pancakes? ;)

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72 Nate December 10, 2010 at 7:28 pm

It’s great to see awesome restaurants like Sonsie in smaller cities – and what better place than Charlottesville? So hungry after reading your post…

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73 Cara Craves... December 10, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Sign me up for the banana flax!
Mmmm!
Have fun exploring.

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74 Char December 10, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Those pancakes look really good. Reminds me it’s been forever since I made them.

xoxo

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75 Katie December 11, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Have fun in Newport! I live there, and it’s fabulous. If you are there long enough today, be sure to catch the sunset – and brave the cold – at Brenton Point on Ocean Drive.

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76 Moi December 12, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Kodiak cakes ROCK!

If you have a BIG LOTS…..they sell them there for $3.

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