Was on repeat in my head for my ENTIRE run! But at least it was a good run!
I took my online test from 9:30-11 (I got a 96!) and then packed up to go to the gym. Only to find the rain had subsided and a run was possible. So out the door I went. I ran about 5.5-6 miles through bright green spring blooms covered in raindrops. It was quite humid out, which I loved. Great run!
I came home and stretched out my hips with some Yummy Yoga with Polly!
Then Matt walked in with a Sun-Dried Tomato + Fennel Seed Bread Grilled Cheese in hand. He put a bite in my mouth and WOW. Holy pizza cheese taste! I knew I had to replicate it for lunch.
Two slices slow-broiled with pepperjack cheese. Cheese was definitely tasted today! I loved the combo of pizza-y sun-dried tomatoes and spicy jalapeno cheese.
Salad on the side
- Romaine base tossed in some tahini
- Broccoli (~1 cup)
- Carrot (1, sliced)
- ~5 kalamata olives
- Drizzle fig balsamic vinegar
- Blob cottage cheese
G20 Eats Real Food
How much would you have wanted to be a guest at the G20 dinner with Jamie Oliver’s menu?! Love that the asparagus just popped up from the ground, the bread was all homemade, the salmon fresh from Scotland. And his wife was about to give birth!
On to project #4.
nice job on that test!
Oh She Glows says
Good job on the test!
I love your salad…you just reminded me to get sprouts.
I have a lil crush on Jamie Oliver!
Thanks for all your information on tea. I have really enjoyed it. Did you learn much about cooking with green tea in recipes? I use it to marinate and roast tofu/chicken, make sauces for many things. Have you used green tea in things other than tea? Here are a few links of recipes as examples:
I’m not sure if the nutritional value is changed if used in cooking but I hope not 🙂
Congrats on the great test score and nice run.
He is not married + I am saving myself.
Sun-dried tomato and fennel? That sounds amazing. You are one lucky lady.
Christin S says
Your salad is especially photogenic today…I like the piles of sprouts evenly spaced in a ring outside the cottage cheese…hehe
Great job on the test!
Run sarah says
Your salad looks great – I need to add broc to mine more often, it adds a nice crunch. Congrats on your test too!
Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) says
Gorgeous lunch! YUM!
That lunch looks so yummy, that cheesey bread is making my mouth water!
Enjoy the rest of your day!
That bread sounds delicious!
good job on the test!
I Love Jamie Oliver!!!
Mara @ What's For Dinner? says
Thanks so much for that earworm… I’m going to be singing it all day now!
…I’ll bring my dollies 3… oy…
LOVING Jamie Oliver!
life coach jen says
Drool on that bread and cheese combo!
great job on the test
Woot on the test!
There’s an Amish-run store between home and school. Once they had this AMAZING, wonderful, delicious chewy sun-dried tomato bread. I swear I ate most of the loaf, either straight up or toasted with mozzarella on top.
And then they NEVER. MADE IT. AGAIN. So sad.
Congrats on the 96! That’s awesome.
I used to get sundried-tomato bagels ALL the time. Toasted with butter, they totally tasted like pizza. (that was in the old eating days obv, but one in a blue moon I’ll pick one up and eat with hummus for old time’s sake)
Weekly Bite says
Congrats on the test!
Lunch looks great!!
Alli W. says
At the risk of sounding like a crazy lady, when I was young my standing bagel order was a sundried tomato bagel with strawberry cream cheese. I’ll never know WHY i thought that was a good idea the first time I did it, but I swear to you it was delish.
Moran (The Running Addict) says
Jamie is SO cute!
And congrats on the test!
I notice you often run the 5-6 or so mile distance. I like this distance as well. Do you take any walking breaks while you run? I tend to run a mile, walk for a minute. It may be just psychological but it’s the only way I can make it through.
that bread/cheese/toasty/gooey/yummyness looks amazing and my tummy is now growling!
Question that I’ve been posing to all the bloggers lately… When you run ( like on today’s 6 miler–woohoo!) what is your avg pace and heart rate?
Michelle Hisae says
I have the same cheese in the fridge…grilled cheese for dinner, maybe? 🙂
I am so in love with all the diff breads you get to eat. I may start sending you $$ to your hubby can make me my own breads.
Hey Kath, this is my first post, but I just wanted to tell you that I am obsessed with reading your blog. Which, turns out to be a healthy addiction, because it has really motivated and inspired me to start a regimen more similar to yours. Also, to join Calorie King! Anyway, I just had a question, how long did it take you to build up to the level you are at now with your running?
I think Jamie Oliver is my favorite chef on the food network and they definitely don’t have enough of his shows! I love the whole and natural way he cooks (sans the copious amounts of oil and butta sometimes!) and his garden is awesome! Yay for your test!
way to rock that exam! and MMMM cheese!
That Jamie Oliver video is so cool! I want to be a world leader, not cause of running a country (oh God, too much pressure!) but cause of all the fun travel and food perks!
p.s. this is my first comment, so I just wanted to put out there that you are my blogging mentor and the reason I started my own food blog 😀
I’m curious to know if you’re training for any races with all the mileage you put in?
Also, loved your post at the Mushroom Channel yesterday! I’m going to try out your recipe later this week. : – )
Good job on the exam!! I love pepperjack cheese…the spice is so nice!
Congrats on the test!!! That’s GREAT!!!
That is one devoted cook! Sounds like he loves what he does though! Thanks for finding and sharing 🙂
great job on the test!
just posted another giveaway!!!!
Congrats on the test and your lunch looks fabulous. I agree with you on Jamie’s show!
Shannon (The Daily Balance) says
Nice job on your test! Love pepperjack cheese! — I also love the kick it give to the taste buds
Good luck on project #4!
Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats says
mmmmm love me some pepper jack cheese! It’s the only cheese I’ll put on my sandwhiches since it’s the only one I can ever taste!
LOVE running out in the humidity. Call me crazy, but the extra sweat makes me feel like I’m working twice as hard – love that!
Lisa D says
hmm, humid running? I guess i would prefer that to running in really dry air. My lungs do not like being dry. I am VERY jealous that you have a hubby who brings you home freshly baked bread!!!
Congrats on your exam! And your eats for that matter!
Yay for good grades!
Yay for Jamie Oliver!
Hi. I have a question about fruit. I know that fresh is ideal, but what is your opinin on the Trader Joe’s frozen fruits? How do they compare to fresh? Thanks!
I just made tempeh reuben’s – they were so good I hd to share them with you!
I have a quick question for Kath or any of you yogadownload – ers:
What’s the difference between (for example) a 20 minute solar flow and a 30 minute solar flow? Are all the poses the same in the 30 minute as in the 20 minute with just 10 minutes of new poses? Or are all of the poses different in the 30 minute? Thanks!
The Duo Dishes says
Jamie O. was on the radio this morning with Ryan Seacrest, and he said they only spent about $20 per head for the G20 meal. Can you believe that??? He’s a genius!
Jamie Oliver! is so good. miss him on food network 🙁 FYI
I want that Sun-Dried Tomato + Fennel Seed Bread Grilled Cheese NOW !
My gazelle response must have wnet to your spam folder, luckily it was still in my trash bin – here it is again.
“I don’t break a sweet very easily, but I think it would be possible if you pushed yourself. I burn 250 calories in 30 minutes. I’m on my third one (in about 4 years). Each one lasts me a little over a year and then some part of the foot piece ends up breaking (but for $100 you can’t beat it, it’s less than a years gym membership). I got my last one on Craig’s List (barely used from an older couple) for $50.”
LK- Healthy Delcious says
congrats on the test!! and now that song is in MY head- gah!
Michelle T says
OMG JAMIE OLIVER!!! What a great post about a fabulous chef! My mom and I have a big crush on him and his accent, and his little bit of a lisp too!
We used to watch his show EVERY time it was on back when I still lived in Hong Kong. Awww those were the days!!
P.s. I’m hosting a Zoe’s granola giveaway if you’re interested at all!! 🙂 Have a greaaat night kath!
Although I’ve been drinking green tea, I’m really not the biggest fan, so I haven’t wanted to cook with it. Maybe someday it’ll get more appealing. Thanks for the links though!
I don’t take any walking breaks when I run – I think it makes it harder! It’s harder to start up again once you stop. So I just keep going. I might walk up a steep hill sometimes.
My HR is between 155-170 – depending on the hill! I don’t really know my pace, but it’s probably between 9 and 9:30, maybe sub-9 on a good day. I need to track my stats so I can share them with you all soon.
I’ve been able to run 4-5 miles my whole life – I guess I just started early. I had to take 3 years off of running for my foot surgery, but it didn’t take me long to get back into it. I don’t go fast – I just don’t stop.
I’m not training for any races. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever trained for a race. Because of my foot surgery in 2005, I haven’t really wanted to put much more than twice a week runs on my foot. It’s doing really well these days though. I guess my biggest problems with races are 1) They are expensive. Not horrible, but still money that i’d rather save right now and 2) The weather. If I knew it would be 80* and gorgeous out I’d want to do them more, but often it’s cold and raining and I’d rather be inside.
Both are bad excuses, but I just like running for fun mostly.
Frozen fruit is often MORE nutritious than fresh because it’s flash frozen at the peak of ripeness. Eat all the frozen you want!
The 20 vs. 30 minute ones are slightly different, but similar. I think they just add in 10 minutes of poses, but they are not all in a row – you’ll find one here and one there.
Oh bummer yours have broken! Guess I need to go try one out. can’t believe your email went in spam!?