Breakfast like a Queen…
A slow start today due to some early, early morning wake-ups. Matt helped out with the morning routine while I fed M – and made me breakfast!
Deconstructed French toast : )
Two eggs, toast, fruit + sunbutter. ‘Twas quite good!! I ate the eggs in 2 bites : )
We walked Matt to work and then came home for morning stuff – nursing, a nap, and some writing during the nap.
Lunch like a Prince…
After a shower, some more playing and more working, I made this fabulous lunch. Greens, leftover noodles, a No Bull Burger hidden inside, avocado, sweet potato, almonds, goat feta.
Super foods. Super yum.
This afternoon I met my mom group for a walk on the trail. We are quite the bunch of strollers! I covered about 5 miles today on foot!
This snack warmed me up when we returned: layers of raw oats, toasted buckwheat (bought in the bulk bins), raisins, chopped pear and sunbutter, all heated up in the microwave!
Tonight was Seamane’s annual book swap – bring your read (or un-read-never-to-be-read!) books and swap ‘em around! Leftovers get donated. Swaps are the best! I picked up Room to hopefully read in the future.
There are now 4 babies in our group – 1 was missing tonight. Maze played with his new friends M and M!
Dinner Like A…
For dinner I had appetizers, cheese and desserts. Plus some wild smoked salmon I brought.
It was hardly healthy, but it filled me up. (Plate x2)
Part II was this amazzzzzzing dessert that was a mix of cookie, cheesecake and brownie (I tried to get the recipe but never got a clear direction of how to make it). I ate way too much of it!
And one of Seamane’s gorgeous holiday cookies!! And maybe a brownie too.
Tomorrow’s breakfast like a… ?
Alicia @ Wanna Be Ina says
Mmmmm! May have to figure out how to make that dessert myself. It looks DELISH!
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
Those cookies look so cute! How’d she get them so perfect? I’m HORRIBLE at frosting cookies (or cakes or anything!)
Lindsey @ Pas de Deux says
I love that book swap idea! Looks like you had a great Thursday 🙂
Amanda @Eat More Rabbit Food says
That cookie/brownie/cheesecake creation looks amazing! I’m sure you could find directions on Pinterest! I personally don’t want to know how to make it! It looks too good to say no to! 🙂
Your lunch looks delicious. I love “everything but the kitchen sink” salads.
Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio says
yummy, yummy, yummy!! Yay for book swaps too.
Anele @ Success Along the Weigh says
What a great idea with the book swap. I bet this could apply to just about anything…clothes, old CD’s you’ve transferred, stuff well intentioned people got you that have no clue of your actual style that you only bring out when they come over (note to self, get that hideous ornament on the FRONT of the tree by next weekend), etc.
I am loving the super foods salad. As well as the snack. OMG I almost had a lapse in sodas after stressing out over my Calculus final. But I stayed strong. Used my WWKD? What would Kath Do? Kath would not buy that cherry coke, that’s what she would do and I walked away!
🙂 coke makes me feel gross on the inside
ROOM is such a good book! I was thinking of re-reading it, actually.
I LOVED Room. A bit dark but so well written and quite the page-turner.
Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian says
Interesting combo, breakfast looks delicious!
My husband and I read Room! Awesome book!
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
Oh how I could use a book swap – more like a cookbook swap!
And love the raisins in that bread – mmm, raisin bread toast is the best!
Oh my goodness – that book, Room, is soooo good! It’s weird…but I fell in love with the little boy narrator. I too have a baby son, and it made me see him in a new way.
Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin says
Your lunch looks like such a perfect fall lunch! I love the combinations you come up with and I often copy them for my own meals 🙂
Gorgeous cookies! You need to go into business. I’ll send an order through Kath. For real!
Agreed! Those cookies are beautiful!
Carla C says
Seriously, those are VERY nicely decorated!
Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles says
Wow! That’s quite the spread for dinner! Love me some smoked wild salmon! I have never heard of a cookie/brownie/cheesecake dessert quite like that…quite decadent looking! 🙂
Parita @ myinnershakti says
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love that you eat real food and build indulgences into your day. LOVE! I’m definitely buying some goat feta this weekend. Have you tried goat gouda? It’s also VERY good and slightly addicting!
Ella P says
Cheese is addictive. Unfortunately.
Sara @ fitcupcaker says
That dessert looks amazing! Also what kind of noodles are those. THey look great. Ill have to look back at your previous post.
Fresh spinach pasta
Amanda, RD- The Nutritionist Reviews says
That lunch looks tasty. Nice and healthy!
Room was a really great book! I think you’ll enjoy it!
Molly A says
I loved Room as well. You won’t be able to put it down!
I have a recipe for that chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bar.
1 tube store bought chocolate chip cookie dough. (or two cups of your favorite homemade recipe)
1 8 ounce package cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350. Cut tube of dough in half and press into bottom of 8 x8 pan (or use 1 cup of homemade). Put cream cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla in mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. Pour over cookie dough. Crumble rest of tube (or the remaining homemade dough) over the top of the cream cheese mixture. Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out cleanly. Cool and keep refrigerated.
I must confess though that they taste spectacular warm!
That sounds like what she described!
Megan S. says
Glad I saw this! I was just going to post that same recipe! We call it Humdingers ….of course I am from kentucky so it sounds a little country 🙂
I hope someone picked up I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb! He is one of my favorite authors. His books are very dark, but there is usually a happy ending and he is a phenomenal writer.
Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles says
Room’s a great book- I couldn’t put it down! I love the book swap idea
Spice Chicken says
I couldn’t put it down either.
All meals (and snack) look absolutely delicious! I love how the pasta isn’t just a big bowl of noodles, but rather mixed with greens and proteins, so much tastier. The book swap is such a brilliant idea, I hope you enjoy Room! I’ve heard so many people rave about it. I’d read it, but I’m too much of a scaredy cat 🙂
Whoa, that dinner plate was missing color, lol! I bet you’d agree that next time someone has to bring a veggie or fruit tray 😉
Love the ‘deconstructed’ french toast idea, btw!
I should have!
Your lunch looked delish and I love the idea of a book swap. Would make my hubs so much happier if I swapped instead of bought. 🙂
Crossing my fingers the owner of that cheesecake/brownie/cookie reads your blog and will contribute the recipe here 😉
Does mona lisa pasta deliver??
I don’t get it.
Dinner like a??
It’s a proverb…dinner like a pauper, but I left the last one up to you to fill in the blank
Not a proverb but a great quote by Adelle Davis. I was happy to see it.
Ella P says
Actually here in Europe we do have this (old) proverb, I have heard it in Italy, in Germany, in France. The Italian version goes like: “Colazione da Re, pranzo da Principe, cena da povero”. I think there is so much wisdom in it!
Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies
Chocolate chip cookie dough
– ½ of 1 package Nestle Toll House pre-made cookie dough
8oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Brownie (adapted from Alice Medrich)
•8 tablespoons unsalted butter
•4oz. unsweetened chocolate
•1 ¼ cups sugar
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•¼ teaspoon salt
•2 large eggs
•½ cup all-purpose flour
Cookie dough preparation
Crumble half of cookie dough mixture.
To make cheesecake
Add all ingredients in a bowl and beat until blended. Set aside.
To make brownie
1.Place butter and chocolate in a double boiler or a bowl over simmering water. Stir frequently until mixture is melted. Remove chocolate mixture from heat and stir in sugar, vanilla and salt. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring until each is incorporated before adding the next. Stir in flour and beat with a wooden spoon until mixture is glossy about 1 minute. Set aside.
1.Pour 3/4 of brownie mixture into pan. Layer cheesecake mixture on top. Sprinkle crumbled cookie dough on top of cheesecake layer. Pour remaining brownie mixture on top. Use a skewer or a fork and drag it through the brownie and cheesecake mixture to create a swirled top.
2.Bake for about 30-40 minutes at 400 degrees F. Brownie will will be fudgy and cheesecake layer will be creamy.
They sound fab. Do you reckon you could make these into cupcakes? Looking for holiday recipes.
Kate G says
I love how real your blog is! It’s so refreshing to hear others indulge too much at gatherings as well 🙂 Love the “and maybe a brownie too” in small print! That is totally me at holiday parties. Mazen is looking cute as ever!
Annette @FitnessPerks says
That breakfast looks mighty fine!!
And all that cheese at din din…YUMMMM
Katie @ SkinnyMinnieMoves says
That lunch looks incredible!!
[email protected] says
That bread looks yum…cinnamon and raisin?
Totally having your snack tonight…loving pears and sunbutter at the moment!!!
[email protected] says
Oh wow! Sounds amazing!
Tomorrow’s breakfast: …like a boss, naturally;)
I get so many fun ideas of things to do with friends from reading your blog! As I was reading I noticed your the bears on the side bar. It got me to wondering how the bears accepted M into the family? I am not sure if you posted about their point of view or not.
They met him here and were so excited!!
food looks really good from morning til dark. Are you going to start any Christmas traditions for Mazen?
I was wondering how you went about finding a Mom group? I would love to meet up with new mom’s in my area once our baby is born.
A friend introduced me and it has grown a lot. I’d ask any mom friends you might already have
Jenny @ For Your Consideration says
Seriously delicious day! I’ve heard such good stuff about Room. You’ll have to let us know how you like it. Also, have a great weekend!!
Looks like a blast!
A book swap is such a great idea!
Kath, since you’re an RD & I realized you eat a lot of eggs I wanted your insight. I am young & healthy, but try to watch my cholesterol due to family medical history. I have always heard you shouldn’t eat more than 2 egg yolks a week. Is this incorrect?
The research on eggs has changed, but I would ask your doctor based on your personal risk.
thanks for the quick reply 🙂 I definitely plan to consult a doctor but I would also love if you by any chance had access to the new research. I have found studies as recent as August 2012 that talk about the dangers of egg yolks… yet I always hear how great eggs are for you. So confusing, & doctors don’t always seem to know tons about nutrition :/
The Mayo Clinic is a good reference and it seems one egg a day for those with higher risk is OK: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cholesterol/HQ00608
Gina @HealthLoveandChocolate says
Love that snack ideas. It combines so many delicious things in one mug and is warm and cozy to boot! Appetizers and dessert is a perfectly acceptable dinner in my opinion.:-)
Carla C says
Thanks for your honesty on the blog, Kath. Frankly, I don’t think I’d have the self-confidence to post pictures of everything food related in my life…on a daily basis, nonetheless! You rock. Also, that dessert looks incredible.
Lisa @bitesforbabies says
Like a pauper….like me! Since I had my girl 9 days ago I’ve only been able to “fix up” rice cakes Wth almond butter and jam for breakfast! My 20 month old has been eating WAY better than me! This morning, he’s having pumpkin pie oatmeal! 😉
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
I love that book swap idea! That’s so much cheaper than going out and buying a new book every time I want something new to read!
Kath, you’re not worried about salmonella from the raw egg yolk? I always feel so bad telling my kids I have to cook the yolk all the way through, but I thought that was standard procedure these days. Maybe you know something I don’t–if so, please clue me in!
The risk is very very low. You have to decide for yourself. I wouldn’t give Mazen runny yolks
You can buy pasteurized shell eggs if you’re worried about salmonella! This way you can enjoy runny yolks worry-free 🙂
Duh! I should have read the comments first. Sorry!
Actually, wait–her question about egg yolks was different. I’m so sorry! I’m asking specifically about salmonella risks. And I’m curious if nursing mothers might be putting their babies at risk for salmonella if the mothers contract it themselves? I have no idea. My babies are big now, but in the next decade, I hope I’ll have grandkids. My favorite food is the egg, so I’m hoping you got a hold of some research saying the risks are negligible.
Love the book swap idea! Our club does a secret santa wrapped book – then we always trade after opening anyway.
Kieran, salmonella cannot be passed from mother to child via nursing as far as I know. It can, however, affect the nursing relationship if mom gets sick and can’t nurse.
You are going to love ROOM!
Rita Nagy says
Wow, I couldn’t take my eyes off those beautiful meals. Thanks for sharing! It really sounds and looks like the perfect day! I’m going to try out that dessert recipe, which Molly A has kindly posted. Looks fabulous!
Julia H. @ Live Young & Prosper says
Any dessert that includes cheesecake is dangerous for me–that’s my favorite! I would have been all about that, haha.
Seamane has got talent! Those cookies are amazing!