I’m so frustrated! I haven’t gotten a thing done today except eat and exercise. My Eye-Fi card is NOT working and I have no clue what is wrong with it. I thought I fixed it the other day but now it’s not working again. It just sits there and no photos import and there’s no way to start the import (although I can always use the USB drive to get my photos). So sorry to be such a whiner, but the past 3 days I feel like each of my posts has taken me an HOUR to do and is draining all of my time.
The husband Matt and I went to the gym at 11:30 and at least that part of the day went well! We biked there under sunny skies and had a good workout. I did 28 minutes on the Stepmill (hate to do that two days in a row but I felt like it) and then I did 15 minutes on the Stat bike before biking home.
After a shower and some beard trimming, we came down to lunch. Yes, he’s growing a beard! It won’t stick around, but it’s for fun. Our friend Justin has cool facial hair and at the Valentine’s party we joked about Matt trying to grow some. He trimmed it today like so. I think it’s going to be shaved off in the next week or so because we both like a clean cheek on him!
So back to the best sandwich ever. Recall my tempeh + pumpkin butter sandwich from Wednesday? I made it again today and decided it’s a magnificent sandwich!!! This Flax Oat Bran bread is the foundation. It’s SO dense and heavy and the walnuts in it are so good. And then the almost crunchy 3-grain tempeh makes the sandwich even crunchier. It’s 1/6 of a plank of tempeh so it’s about 75 calories with 6.5 grams protein and 4.5 grams fiber. Then the pumpkin butter just adds a touch of sweetness to the otherwise neutral flavor. And it’s such a firm, heavy sandwich that doesn’t fall apart with each bite. (The bread may be small sliced but it is dense, so this sandwich is probably nearing 400 calories, FYI). You will be seeing this more because I find it filling.
Strawberries on the side
I also had a side romaine salad drizzled with lemon olive oil and fig balsamic vinegar and a bit of feta.
I also prepared this yogurt, strawberry and Weetabix bowl (Jenna reminded me I’ve had an open box of these in our pantry since before KERF was created!). However, I did not eat this because I felt full when I finished my other two. It’s in the fridge to have around 5:00 if I need it. (I just got the new Windows Live Writer and it’s awesome! Not only do things automatically link for me, but I can tilt photos and do a few more cool things 🙂 )
Tonight we’re going to Karen’s for dinner along with a Spanish professor from Davidson and another friend of hers. Cool!
OK – i have GOT to get to work!!!
I like the beard . . . makes him look handsome 😉
Really good looking sandwich too! (haha)
Ashley H says
What is it with boys and facial hair making them cooler or more manly? My bf is the same way “how cool would it be if I got a beard!” oh dear cant live with them and you definitly cant live without them!!
Great lunch! Your sandwich sounds mighty tasty. 🙂
i hate hate hate computer trouble!! i hope yours goes away soon!
i LOVE facial hair. my husband wears his beard like how matt’s is right now, but he’s a redhead and i call him my lepachaun. 🙂
here’s a pic of the husband’s beard: http://www.healthytippingpoint.com/2008/11/ode-to-future-husband.html
i kind like it on matt, too!
Becca A says
Yum fig balsamic vinegar….
Ashley H says
I need HELP!!
I have a big giant beautiful eggplant that I need to cook up or it will be a waste but I have no clue what to make with it since I just recently found out I am allergic to tomatoes!! Please help!
I love the light beard. My bf has one and I won’t let him shave it!
Your lunch post reminds me that you mentioned a short while ago that you finished Intuitive Eating, I’d be curious read your thoughts on the book with us if you are so inclined. I picked it up after you wrote about it a few weeks back and it has been eye opening for me. I’ve been maintaining a 35 lb weight loss for about 7 months now. Eating healthy foods and exercise are easy for me, but after reading this book I realized that I was NOT always honoring my hunger or made peace with food. I was setting myself up for overeating come the weekend. I was really getting sick of it and wondering what was wrong with me until I read this book! I’ve spent the last two weeks honoring my hunger and making peace with food and I can’t believe how free I feel, it’s amazing! The scale is still staying in the same place, probably because my caloric intake is the same over the course of the week…. along with making healthy choices the majority of the time (sweets are my weakness! 😉 ) and regular exercise.
Anyway, whether you have time to comment on your thoughts or not I wanted to share that I found the book extremely helpful and wanted to say thanks for writing about it. It couldn’t have been more timely for me.
WOW that looks all soooo amazing!! yum yum! 😀
That sandwich does look amazing!!!
I had a box of Weetatbix and eventually had to throw it away because they had expired! The expiration date should be on the box (mine was), you should check that, Kath! I’m thinking yours isn’t good anymore????
I like when guys have a little facial hair like that…..but it makes kissing them “scratchy”!
Sorry your computer is being difficult! Lunch looks great! Hope you have a great afternoon.
I find facial hair to be so scratchy and irritating during kissing! Luckily my husband doesn’t really grow much of it.
Do you by chance have an HP laptop?
I had an HP and the whole Wi-Fi card thing happened to me.. and almost everybody I know who has an HP! And it eventually comes to a point where it can’t be fixed 🙁
That sandwich does sound delicious!
Danielle J says
Hey Kath! Could I please get your contact email address for the blog? I wanted to send you a picture 🙂
I think he looks good! When my husband wanted to grow a beard I was like “ew no way!” But now when he talks about shaving it off I’m like “ew no way!” I agree with others though, it does make for scratchy kissing!
Sarah (lovINmytummy) says
All I’ve done today is eat and exercise too. Is that wrong?
Sorry about the computer problems. Your tilted picture looks cool though!
Have a good afternoon! 🙂
dang wireless is broken on my laptop too (stupid hp) that butter on the sammy looks good, almost looks like nutella, haha
That sandwich looks so yummy!
Thanks fo rthe heads up about WLW update – I’m installing now :o)
I’d love to try that sandwich too!
Oh She Glows says
Wow Ive never seen such a simple salad look SO good!! I want it.
food and exercise? you got one more thing done than me!
Kath, when you get a chance, would you post the tempeh method you use for preparing? I didn’t see tempeh as one of your “real food” recipe links. Thanks!
Mmm, what a hearty sandwich!
The new Windows Live Writer…do you have to pay for it? Or can I just download an update?
That bread looks yum 🙂
Clean Veggie says
LOVE your sandwich. the bread looks great!
That sandwich looks so good…especially the bread! Yummy!
Sorry about the frustrating day – hope it gets better!! I like the hubs new look 🙂
Have a fabulous time at dinner!!
I love the beard on Matt. It looks very cute.
Caitlin, you and your husband are so gorgeous!
I’m a sucker for a beard – luckily the weather here gets so cold that my guy willingly keeps his all winter!
Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) says
Have fun tonight!
Delicious sandwich. I MUST remember to make a combo like that. I love the whole lunch layout too. It just looks especially beautiful today!
I did NOT know there was a new Windows Live Writer but tilting photos? How fun! I have to go download that!
Matt’s facial hair looks like my step-sons. He’s 19 and just cannot grow a beard!
Have fun tonight at MIL and sorry for all the computer mishaps!!
amy (veganissexy) says
Yum. I love tempeh, and I love pumpkin….who woulda thought to combine them! I bet that is tasty! BTW…..I like the facial hair. It’s very rugged & manly. When my hubby grows his out I tell him he’s my mountain man! Ha!
Congratulations, Kath! You won my heart healthy recipe contest! If you could email me your contact info, I’ll send you your prize next week! I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy Rokit Fuel- I love it!
Hope to hear from you soon!
Sarah (Tales of Expansion) says
oooh, your comment box is suddenly colorful. i like it.
technical issues can seriously suck the life out of a day! i hope you get to the bottom of it.
that sandwich looks just as good as it did the other day — i need to get myself more acquainted with tempeh!
so jealous of your photo-tilting abilities …
i hope the issues get resolved! I’ve lost a few posts already and it’s not fun 🙁
hope dinner is good!
I definitely need to try that sandwich!
That sandwich looks great! Is the tempeh raw or cooked? If so, how? Thanks!
You can search KERF for “eggplant” and see if I’ve made any tomato sauce-free recipes. I’m sure I have!
So awesome you found Intuitive Eating helpful! I’ve got notes on the book written and just need to type them up! I promise I will soon.
Hmmm… I do have an HP laptop! But I think I fixed it with changes to two settings..
KathEats at Gmail.com.
I buy tempeh just as I would tofu in the store. It comes in a slab in a package kinda like the polenta logs do. This is Lightlife’s 3-grain kind.
WLW is free! Go to Windows Live.com.
It’s “raw” in the sandwich, but it’s save to eat raw and really doesn’t change in flavor much.
Last time I tried perparing the tempeh it was super dry. So I wanted to ask how you prepare yours. Do you soak the tempeh in a marinade and then bake or saute the tempeh? For how long? I wasn’t able to find your method on your previous two posts or the recipe link page.
I see you answered my question above in Kate’s answer…”raw” :o)
Yes it was raw on this sandwich. When I use it in a recipe I just saute it. Like in the one I just did with kale and sweet taters, we sauted it in olive oil and tamari. It is on the dry side because it’s congealed together, but I love that texture.
Hope that answered your Q
i LOVE tempeh sandwiches!! they’re so tasty and filling!