Yeast Be With You

March 24, 2011

Boy am I ready to sink into the couch after this busy day!



[Kale shirt available here!]

We left the house at 11:30 via motorcade [bikes] to head to the bakery. More walls are up! We have electrical!

And then we met our neighbors, Toan and Betsy, owners of Cville Coffee, for lunch!


Cville Coffee has an awesome menu and atmosphere – tons of sandwiches and salads to choose from.

Matt got the Olive Branch



And I had the Veggie & Bean, – onions + tofu!



This tofu was simply amazing! The marinade and cooking both made it one of the best tofu bites I’ve had!



After our lunch meeting we met a few more neighbors with some loaves – including Tristan and Grace who own a beautiful organic clothing & print store called A Mystery In Common.


We finally left McIntire Plaza and headed home on our bikes. It was freezing and probably dropped 20 degrees since we ran that morning! I was just in short sleeves – brrr! Winter is back.

We turned right around in our car and headed downtown to set up snacks for the United Way board meeting!


Chalkboards and wheatberries at work!


Naturally Nutty represent!


The event was a great success and we were able to meet a lot of people!


A special shout out to Kristin C. in Chicago because her aunt figured out that the “food blogger” Kristin kept telling her about in Cville was ME!


After all the attendees feasted, so did we :) Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!


After walking up and down the mall delivering a few final baskets, we headed home.

Luckily dinner was a cinch to put together!


These lentils we made with Faith + Tate on January 3 came out of the freezer, into a pot and into our mouths in 10 minutes! Topped with some salty peanuts for garnish. I said they were just OK in the original post, but I LOVED them tonight! They were cooked with ginger, garam masala and canned tomatoes, I think.


On the side we had simple sauteed colllard greens with chopped olives and lemon.


His + Hers drinks, although I definitely chugged some of his!



I’m very excited about going up to read in my cozy bed. After I catch up on a little blog reading first!

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1 Lynda March 24, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Sounds like you had a very successful day! Enjoy the Thornbirds! I’m making your buckwheat granola as we speak, my apt smells heavenly! Thanks!


2 Katherine March 24, 2011 at 7:40 pm

What a great way to get the word out! It’s winter again in DC too. Snow Sunday! Boo.


3 Melanie March 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

The snow was not bad. I was driving in it and it was between 3am and 4am. At least there was no accumulation or covering on the ground. I live in MD.


4 Cara Craves... March 24, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Sounds like a very productive day!
Did I read that you ate onions?
Have you had a change of heart?


5 KathEats March 24, 2011 at 7:42 pm

No, of course not :) There was a tiny (-) subtract dash in front of the onions


6 Cara Craves... March 24, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I see it now :)
I originally saw it more as a dash, not a minus sign.
But it all makes sense now!


7 Julie @ Lettuce Choose Healthy March 24, 2011 at 7:41 pm

i love your shirt!!


8 Christina March 24, 2011 at 7:42 pm

What a pretty photo post. I love the vibrant colors! Isn’t it so nice to come home after a busy day and have a quick and easy dinner? Looks very, very yummy!


9 Hilary March 24, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Sounds like a fun day….and tasty eats….and LOVE the shirt!


10 Justeen @ Blissful Baking March 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm

I want your shirt! :)


11 Baking 'n' Books March 24, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Are you affiliated with Naturally Nutty – yourself or through the bakery? Or do you just highlight them personally?

I find leftovers taken out of the freezer are better than the original most times! It gives the flavors time to meld. Lasagna leftovers are usually better too :)


12 KathEats March 24, 2011 at 7:57 pm

There’s no official affiliation, but they work with a lot of Great Harvest’s around the country and do custom products, so we do work together. I also personally happen to love their nut butters


13 Julie @ Shining From Within March 24, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Such a cute shirt :) I love the color, too! Seems like you had a fabulously productive day. I feel so much better once I get a lot of things accomplished! I have been wanting to try Naturally Nutty for forever. Must. Find. Some.


14 Holly @ The Runny Egg March 24, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Those collard greens look absolutely beautiful!

I’m sure the day went well for the two of you — hopefully you’ll have lots of people cashing in those cards for free loaves of bread!


15 Steph March 24, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Your breads look delicious! I’ve seen Great Harvest when I worked down in Mass but never tried them. To my great surprise, I just recently found out that there is Great Harvest opening in the next town over from me (Nashua, NH) in April! Wahoo! Can not wait to try all the whole wheat breads! Yum.


16 KathEats March 25, 2011 at 6:40 am

Tell Jeremy I said hello!


17 Steph @ Naturally Healthy NH March 25, 2011 at 6:51 am

Will do!


18 Lauren at Keep It Sweet March 24, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Looks like a super busy day, but so much good food! Will you be selling Naturally Nutty at your bakery?


19 KathEats March 25, 2011 at 6:39 am



20 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats March 24, 2011 at 8:10 pm

I hear you on it being a long day (I am still at work) – but it sounds like you had a lot of fun. I am keeping fingers crossed for when Naturally Nutty does a product without cane sugar (their vanilla bean paste has cane sugar) because I am dying to try them :)


21 KathEats March 25, 2011 at 6:40 am

Are you not able to eat cane sugar?


22 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats March 25, 2011 at 7:43 am

I did food allergy testing and I am mildly intolerant to cane sugar-based products, which is probably why eating it would set off the worse cravings. Even natural sugars give me some amount of cravings so I limit those as well, and I generally just do much better with a low-glycemic diet. Naturally Nutty did inspire me to use my unsweetened sunbutter to make a flavored one, i.e. with vanilla extract and stevia and a smidge of agave :)


23 KathEats March 25, 2011 at 7:54 am

Oh bummer. Making your owner to model theirs sounds like a great solutioN!


24 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm

How fun to meet other members of the business community! You know what they say – always make friends with your neighbors!!


25 Cindy March 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm

It looks like you had a great day!


26 Eating Bird Food March 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Looks like you and Matt had a productive day. And I love how delicious your quick, from the freezer meal looks.


27 Jess (Sweet Potato) March 24, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Love the shirt! I need one!


28 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 24, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Even though greens aren’t my friend, I love that shirt!


29 kate@ahealthypassion March 24, 2011 at 8:16 pm

That salad looks awesome I love the addition of olives and your little chalkboard signs are adorable!


30 Melissa March 24, 2011 at 8:19 pm

It is a 100% pleasure to watch you guys succeed! I am still so excited for you!

On a separate note, I wish I could eat with you all the time! None of my meals seem to compare!


31 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 24, 2011 at 8:22 pm

What a fun day you had! I bet those locals are sooooo excited for your store after tonight’s feast of bread and such :)


32 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 24, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Your lunch looks superb! I love fresh, unique menu items.

Sometimes I think after things are frozen they taste better, like pasta. I’m sure there’s a scientific reason for it! :)


33 Estela @ Weekly Bite March 24, 2011 at 8:32 pm

What an incredible day you had!! Great eats from start to finish :)


34 Lesley Lifting Life March 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Ha, I love your shirt! :)


35 Lauren March 24, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Love your shirt! It’s a VT company, and I always see people with “eat more kale” bumper stickers up here.


36 kelly March 24, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Love the shirt! The bread makes my mouth water!


37 Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 24, 2011 at 8:56 pm

mmmm i’m really craving some lentils


38 Lauri March 24, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I’m SO behind on blog reading!!! Looks like you guys are having FUN in Cville!! LOVE seeing your bakery come to life!


39 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) March 24, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Sounds like a busy day! And what a great way to promote the business before it’s open :)


40 Mary @ Bites and Bliss March 24, 2011 at 9:10 pm

A whole free loaf?!! Geez, wish I was nearby!


41 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 24, 2011 at 9:12 pm

the sauteed collards and lentils look awesome. dont you love it when you 1. pull something out of cold storage and don’t have to cook! (planned leftovers save my sanity) and 2. it tastes better the 2nd time. yay!

LOVE your Eat More Kale tshirt. I need that! Off to check you opensky. Maybe you sell it there…

And the temps dropping….brrr. Hate it when spring is just a tease.


42 Emily March 24, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Ooooh- sounds like you guys had a good day! I’m headed to bed to read The Pioneer Woman- Ree Drummond’s book! Good so far, have you read it?


43 KathEats March 25, 2011 at 6:41 am

No but I would love to sometime soon!


44 Erin March 24, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I think it’s so great that GH gives out samples. In addition to being really generous and kind, it’s such a wonderful way to let folks try the bread! Last week, I went to a GH for the first time and, when offered a sample, told the woman to give me whatever she liked best. She picked a slice of cracked pepper & parmesan and suggested herb butter to go with–I would *never* have made that choice, but it was AMAZING and I came back this week for a loaf of the bread.

…and this time, another woman suggested the cranberry flax for my sample. Another winner!

And, as a bonus, everyone I’ve met at our GH is SO FRIENDLY and sweet. Great product, great people, and…I’m beginning to suspect…great company. :)


45 KathEats March 25, 2011 at 6:42 am

Oh yay!!


46 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 24, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Congrats on the successful event! And how great that you got to meet your new neighbors… they sound like wonderful people and the tofu DOES look amazing!


47 staceyhealthylife March 24, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Looks like you guys are moving right on long on the bakery. I know it’s going to be very successful. Everyone LOVES Great Harvest, right? :) I sure do yum. :)


48 lynn @ the actor's diet March 24, 2011 at 9:33 pm

love the kale shirt!!!


49 kaila @ healthy helper! March 24, 2011 at 9:38 pm

HOLY YUM! All that food looks amazing! From the fabulous lunch to the fresh baked bread…boy I wish I was in c-ville! Actually I am going to be visiting there for a weekend in May lol! Can’t wait to explore your neck of the woods…it looks like a foodie’s paradise!


50 Mama Pea March 24, 2011 at 9:50 pm

You’ve got to be proud of what you guys are doing. Nice work!!!

And that dinner of yours with the ‘fu looks AMAZING!


51 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 24, 2011 at 10:00 pm

You guys have some of the coolest-looking places in Charlotte. I would have devoured Matt’s sandwich – whipped feta?! Delish.


52 KathEats March 25, 2011 at 6:43 am

Charlotte[sville] :)


53 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 25, 2011 at 7:07 am

Doh! I shouldn’t be allow to type late at night. :)


54 Emily March 24, 2011 at 10:01 pm

I finally tried Great Harvest bread for the first time today! I realized that we have a location fairly close to our house here in The Woodlands, TX, so I swung by today and purchased a loaf of Honey Whole Wheat, Dakota, and Irish Soda Bread. I also bought a jar of Berry Blend (?) Jam! I kept eyeing the gigantic cookies and the owner informed me that every Friday there is “Free cookie Friday”! I know where I’ll be tomorrow! :) I am never buying bread anywhere else!


55 KathEats March 25, 2011 at 6:43 am

Sounds delish!


56 Anne @ Baking Me March 24, 2011 at 10:06 pm

What a fun day! I love your shirt, oh and I love kale too :)


57 Sahira March 24, 2011 at 10:16 pm

LOVE that kale shirt! do you remember what color you bought it in?


58 KathEats March 25, 2011 at 6:43 am

I don’t – the EMK guy sent it to me


59 aimee March 24, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Sounds like a great (although cold!) day. Love matt’s hat and your shirt. You guys just have the neatest city with so many cool restaurants and businesses.


60 Laughter-Loving Stacy March 24, 2011 at 10:22 pm

What an awesomely busy day!! I’m glad things are moving along smoothly! (As it seems) :)


61 Nicole @ Vegan in the House March 24, 2011 at 10:26 pm

What a great day! You are one busy gal. You should have a cup of rooibos tea this evening to relax you. I have a great recipe for rooibos tea cookies if you have a craving for something sweet.


62 Abby March 24, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Looks like another great day! :)


63 Amy (Honey, Love and Other Things) March 24, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Great display! I wouldn’t be able to resist. And I love your bubbles glass! Is that chalkboard that it’s written on? If so, even better. :)


64 KathEats March 25, 2011 at 6:44 am

Yup! The homemade ones :)


65 Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman March 24, 2011 at 11:11 pm

You two have really great business sense and are going to be SO successful!


66 KathEats March 25, 2011 at 6:44 am

Thanks! I hope so!


67 Brittany @ Pretty Fit, Pretty Healthy, Pretty Happy March 24, 2011 at 11:18 pm

All this amazing bread you’ve been posting has me searching for the nearest Great Harvest. I’m in L.A., so if I can’t make it to the neareat one all the way to Pasadena soon, I’m settling for the nearest bakery. Must. Have. Good. Bread. Now!!

And those lentils look delicious. :)


68 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 24, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I love finding good food in my freezer :)


69 Khushboo March 24, 2011 at 11:28 pm

I want that Kale tshirt!! :)


70 Alaina March 25, 2011 at 12:08 am

Wow, what a fun day! That must be Matt’s official GH hat huh? :-)


71 KathEats March 25, 2011 at 6:45 am

Yeah (rolling my eyes :) )


72 gina (fitnessista) March 25, 2011 at 12:46 am

i LOVE that kale shirt!!
what an awesome way to spread the word before you’re officially open :)
have a great night <3


73 Marina March 25, 2011 at 3:31 am

I’m really happy that everything is going so well for you guys. Love the glass in your dinner :))


74 Hannah March 25, 2011 at 3:49 am

Oh how lovely! You’ll be the most beloved bakers in Cville in no time!


75 Simply Life March 25, 2011 at 6:14 am

wow! what a day! That place you had lunch sounds amazing!


76 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 25, 2011 at 6:37 am

I love how many amazing independent stores and restaurants there are in your city! That’s exactly the kind of place I hope to live in someday. :)


77 Elizabeth@The Sweet Life March 25, 2011 at 6:56 am

Love, love, love your marketing and friend-making!


78 Amy March 25, 2011 at 6:57 am

My husband was wondering last night when you were going to open. “That bread was amazing!” :)


79 jenna March 25, 2011 at 7:27 am

I can’t wait for you all to open!! you have no idea how much I crave GH doughy breads!! We are super excited!


80 Dani March 25, 2011 at 8:06 am

Yay for Eat More!!


81 dee March 25, 2011 at 8:23 am

i love the title of this post! whew looks like you’ve had such a busy week! i hope you can relax some this weekend. :)


82 Lucy @ The Sweet Touch March 25, 2011 at 8:36 am

You should have a sandwich contest where we either submit names for a sandwich you invented or submit ideas for a new sandwich, that would be fun!!


83 Kristin C March 25, 2011 at 10:49 am

Thanks for the shout out, Kath! It kind of made my day how all of that went down (it’s the little things:)). I would love to get out there to visit sometime!
p.s. I think I have to get myself one of those Kale shirts – love it!


84 KathEats March 25, 2011 at 11:06 am
85 Natasha March 25, 2011 at 11:09 am

Just ordered the “Localvore” t-shirt from the eat more kale shop. Love!!!!!!


86 Amanda (tomboy that wears makeup) March 25, 2011 at 1:59 pm

SO much fun! Way to go girl!


87 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner March 27, 2011 at 10:55 pm

I love your shirt!

YAY for GH Bread! 😀


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