Call me crazy, but I’ve been cleaning all morning. It seems no matter how much I clean I still am finding areas of gunk!! Things that I have lived with for 3 years, but I pretend I’m a future buyer looking around and touching surfaces and decide dust and crud is not acceptable! The kitchen, which I feel is NEVER clean, is about 75% of the way there. Not sure it will ever get above 80%….
I was having major kitchen floor issues too. I still had some OrangeGlo in my cleaning bin and used it a few days ago. It left the floors looking pretty good! But then I did my weekly Mrs. Meyers clean with my spray bottle (all of this is explained here!!) and all of a sudden the floors looked like they had a white film on them. Probably the OrangeGlo, which I should not have used! So I have mopped THREE times today trying to fix it. I went to Target and bought some more of that Method cleaner, which I really like, but I should have gone and read my old post to remember that it doesn’t really work!! I had forgotten about vinegar too. GUF!
I went from Target straight to the gym. And call me crazy again, but I was wearing SHORTS! It feels so warm out there. Maybe its the reflection of the sun on the snow that is heating it up? I felt great! (Although I went from house –> car –> gym in 30 seconds.
At the indoor playground, I found some new toys!! First I warmed up with 30 minutes of ellipticalling, but then I went to do some weights. As you may know, I despise weight lifting and I told myself I had to stay for 15 more minutes and do stuff. So I found the kettlebells (which I had never used – they were so easy to hold!) and the foam rollers (OK, so that part wasn’t lifting, but it was fun!) and I had fun
Whew! Too much text!!
So once home I showered, cleaned the floor again and made lunch:
The Green Musketeers
I was craving green juice this week and decided to make it for lunch instead of breakfast one day
ALL VEGGIES! (Well, I guess lemon is a fruit, but hardly!)
Kale, cuc, carrot, celery + lemon. I just love kale + lemon juice!!
It was quite lemony and a bit stinky from the kale, but I have the palate for green juices now and love them.
Served in a Bodum glass 🙂
Second in line was egg salad!
Matt had hard-boiled an egg yesterday and I chopped it up with the following:
- Half a carrot
- A small amount of cucumber
- Half a celery (I had to preserve my last veggies for the juice!)
- Pickled jalapenos
- 1 tbsp capers
- 1 heaping tbsp greek yogurt
- 1 tsp mustard
- Seasoning From Hell
- Franks Red Hot
Last but not least, a slice of Dakota with Crofter’s Superfruit spread
Enjoyed with a dose of sunshine
Afternoon = presentation prep on portion distortion for 7th graders and some BAKING!
Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries says
Egg salad is my FAVORITE deli salad–and I love getting creative with it! I’ve never tried pickled jalapenos in any of my mixes but that sounds incredible!!
Jessica @ How Sweet says
I love that spoon! Is it so cute. 🙂
I put lemon in EVERY SINGLE juice combo I make. I lurve it. I feel you on the “dirty” house. People see my house but I see all the grime!
Heather (Heather's Dish) says
wow, that juice sound intimidating, but it’s gorgeous! i totally feel ya on the cleaning thing too…it’s hard to keep everything perfectly clean all the time! sounds like your house might be a bit cleaner than mine though 🙂
I’ve never been a fan of mayonaisse-y egg salads, so this looks divine! Capers, mustard, hot sauce = heaven. And I’m sure your future buyers will be impressed with an 80% clean kitchen – unless the kitchen has never been used, it will never be entirely spotless. But you buy homes to live in, right? 😀
Kaite@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle says
I haven’t tried a completely green juice ever… not sure if kale stink and I would get along :-P. Egg salad sounds good though!
I love egg salad but not mayo so I use yogurt too! It works out great.
Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels) says
Homegirl likes her vitamix:)
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg says
Hmmm….I’m still at the point of barely being able to choke my green juice down, but forcing myself to do it because I know how good it is for me. Maybe one day I’ll have the palate for it? 🙂
Your egg salad looks delish!
Kristen @ Change of Pace says
What a good lunch! Never thought of doing egg salad that way! Awesome idea 🙂
LOL at your shorts! I was outside in a t-shirt yesterday and thought to myself, hey it feels pretty good out here! I think is was MAYBE 40? This winter has my perception of cold & warm all askew.
The one and only kettlebell exercise I know is a fun, total body one…squat down with a wide stance & bring weight between your legs and toward back of room. In one smooth, controlled motion, bring the weight up over your head (keep arms straight the whole time) and stand up straight. Then go back to the starting position for one rep. (Hope that description made sense!) I did two sets of 15 the first time, and boy I could feel it the next day!
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
I really want a juicer to make this green juice! It’s going on my wish list!
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Lauren @ Eater not a runner says
I love kale but I would be nervous to have it in a juice….I’ll have to try it out!
Lisa @ Early Morning Run says
Sounds like a great day so far! I don’t like cleaning our kitchen either. My husband is so good at it 😉
Word of warning, be careful with the kettlebells. I haven’t used them myself yet (and want to) but I’ve heard that users can easily pull muscles or be injured in other ways if they don’t use them correctly. I’ve heard they’re really fantastic though!
Shannon (The Daily Balance) says
your egg salald looks increidble! If you are looking for good kettlebell exercises, let me know! They are my FAVORITE! I’ve reviewed and explained quite a bit of them on my blog — just search “kettlebell”
Your egg salad looks So yummy!
Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) says
The egg salad looks fab! I had a hard boiled egg today, too. Yummy! I have yet to try a green monster, I’m going to take the plunge tomorrow. 🙂
Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) says
Cleaning the floors are my least favorite chore! My kitchen floor is gross linoleum and it never looks clean 🙁
Love the veggie juice! I need my own juicer so I can stop paying $5+ for juices here in NYC 🙂
Hmmm…I wonder what you’ll be baking!!?? I’m excited to see! I’m going to make another version or 2 of the doughballs today…yummmmm. Oh, you don’t have to tell me about your kitchen never feeling clean. For some reason in the house we’re at, Kenna’s hair gets everywhere! It didn’t happen in Charlotte or Pat + Nat’s house. I scrub the kitchen everyday and now have to vacuum the whole house every other day [should be every day but i just can’t!]. It’s quite quite annoying! I think the heat vents have something to do with it and blow her hair around here more…carpet would help to keep it on the ground. Gross!! So basically…I feel ya 😉
Allie (Live Laugh Eat) says
Ooooh baking!! I love when you bake….not sure why 🙂
I won’t call you crazy if you don’t call ME crazy! Although I would like your crazy cleaning to come over here one day!
Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) says
I admire how much green juice you consume. I love my greens and veggies, and do like a Green Monster now and then, but don’t think I could drink one every day.
Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com says
Ooh I’m surprised you could make a juice with a whole lemon, and not be blown away by sharpness! Though I’ve never juiced before so I have NO idea how it all works….but the more you make them, the more curious I get…..
Haha I know what you mean with the cleaning – it’s like once you get started, you can’t stop; you clean one bit, which then in comparism makes the bit next to it look terrible and so on and on….
At least you’ll have a sparkly house at the end!
Jasmine @ Eat Move Write says
I’ve never seen an egg salad like that, EVER! Very creative.
I would never have thought to put kale and lemon together. Nice.
I totally feel you about the house. I live in a 115 year old farm house and it is never clean. There is like an acutal centuries worth of grime built up in some places.
I am also jealous of your shorts and your sunlight. I did my run today with a long sleeve tec shirt, short sleeved shirt, vest , long pants and gloves and was still cold.
Now I know what to have for lunch! Yah-for egg salad!
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
yummy chunky egg salad!!! my aunt makes one that’s super crumbly, but still delish – she adds raw onions to it, which i’m sure you would LOVE. tee hee.
Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] says
I like the sweet component of your lunch – toast & jam. Gotta get in all the flavors : )
Kath I had to do a portion distortion bulletin board the other day! However, it wasnt for kids it was for a company that has work site wellness (for adults) through my company. Too funny !
ugh, i still dont think i can stomach (literally and figuratively) eating vegetables in juice form! I’m much more of a fruit smoothie girl
christie @ honoring health says
I had egg salad for lunch, too!
Anne [email protected] Weigh of Life says
Love the green theme!
you’ve inspired me to go get some kale next time i go grocery shopping
Wooohooo! So happy you’re becoming a juice-aholic 🙂
I hope you are enjoying your snow day. I am jealous!
Thanks for the link on the cleaning products. I have been looking into Method and Mrs. Meyers and was not sure which one to try first. They are kind of pricey. I will definitely be giving that Mrs. Meyers All Purpose Cleaner a try.
Annie @ stronghealthyfit says
That lunch looks SO delicious! Your egg salad is amazing- I’m going to try that w/all the veggies. Don’t worry so much about the cleaning 🙂
Hi Kath-lovin’ the green! Quick question…I’m pregnant and having a tough time all the veggis that i should be. I used to eat a big salad once a day, but can barely stand the site of leafy greens right now. What is your opinion of beverages like low sodium V-8 Juice?
I think V-8 is a good option, esp. since you dont’ have a taste for veggies right now. Low sodium is a good choice too. I’m not a big V-8 fan (because I’m not a big tomato fan – I prefer green veggies!) but it’s pretty nutritious!
Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather says
I wish I had a palate for green juice… it packs some major good nutrition in those veggies!
[email protected] says
I don’t have a juicer but I love kale in my smoothies and with the Blendtec it becomes completely smooth but you still get the benefits of the fiber.
Lisa @bakebikeblog says
What a great healthy juice 🙂 And a great start to the day!!
Allison K says
I wish someone would have taught me about portion distortion when I was in 7th grade! also, I wanted to let you know that your internship inspired me to make Cherry Sparkle as a dessert for my families sunday dinner last night. But we topped ours with a dollop of fresh whipped cream!
Oh how fun! I’ll let my preceptor know 🙂
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope says
It always feels great to be productive on a day off! And I totally know what you mean about it “feeling” warm… it’s been about 10*F in Wisconsin the past couple of days, but the sun has been shining without a single cloud, making it feel quite comfortable! I love it! 🙂
Emily Eats and Exercises says
That’s quite an egg salad! I’m not a caper fan, but the rest sounds great.
I’m impressed with all your cleaning – I can’t imagine what you’d think of my apartment. 🙁
when you make all these green things does it taste like spinich or more like the lemon or banana and other stuff you put in it?
Well the juice I made today was in a juicer and it tasted like lemonade. But yesterday’s LIAB was in the blender and the addition of milk and banana really covers up ANY green taste. I dont’ think I’d put cucumber or celery in that kind of drink though – only greens.
Mmm, I have not had egg salad in sooo long!
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
I’m glad to see your review of the method stuff. I always think about getting it but haven’t yet. I think I’ll stick to other things.
Kettlebells can be so fun if you learn some moves to do with them. They are functional training which works your whole body.
kettlebells are my absolute favorite form of exercise ever. Cardio and strength in one? A portable gym. I do kettlebells at least 3 times a week. You should definitely go check out IRONCOREKETTLEBELLS.COM asap. Sarah Lurie has 3 great kettlebell dvd. HIGHLY RECOMMEND her and kettlebells.
Mrs. Money says
Kath- I made lentil chili last night and topped it with plain yogurt. Um, YUM! I wanted to thank you for the inspiration. And I tried Oikos yogurt because of you. My hubs is now addicted. Too bad it’s so expensive! 🙂
Yay! Yes, it is $$$. Sadly. But one of the many “worth it” foods on the earth.
Jessica @ The Process of Healing says
I love egg salad but i’ve never had any like yours.. that sounds incredible and so flavorful!! I hate it when egg salads are just eggs and mayo… 🙁
And girl your house must be spotless. It always looks so CLEAN.. I can’t imagine dirt getting anywhere near your house!!
Very interested to see what you are baking..
Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. says
I forgot all about egg salad. I’ll have to add that to this weeks dinner menu. Yummy!
Your food looks delicious… I love how you’re so creative when it comes to cooking. I wish I was. =(
I LOVE kettlebells!!!! There are so many great exercises to do with them! Let me know if you ever want some to do!
I’ll be glad to know if and when Kodiak Cakes get in your Open Sky store. I was looking into ordering from the direct and a min order has 3 boxes and $8.50 in shipping charges, so it’s prohibitive if you’ve never tried them before.
Great news about Naturally Nutty in your store. I was lucky enough to recently have a local Great Harvest start stocking a few flavors and when I suggested they get a couple of other flavors they happily obliged and I was able to buy from them and not have to pay all of those shipping charges. Yeah for Great Harvest (and Naturally Nutty)!
Def. will take box amount and shipping into consideration for Open Sky. Sometimes I don’t have any control, but I forwarded them your comment.
Those Bodum glasses are super cute.
Nutritious Foodie says
I know what you mean about cleaning the floors… it took me 6 months after we installed our hard wood floors to find the right cleaner that wouldn’t leave a film on the floors… very frustrating.
What is your secret!?
RE. Kettlebells – I’m intrigued with these workouts. I thought they were just a kind of weight! But you’re supposed to swing them and stuff for cardio? Can someone point me to a specific workout online?
Lunch looks so good kath!
So glad to see you mention kettlebells, Kath. I lift them religiously and love them.
Kath, check out the free kb workout at mbodystrength.com. Also look for Steve Kotter’s videos on YouTube. I took 3 mos of kb classes two years ago and was upset when my teacher packed up and moved. Mbodystrength and Steve were great resources for me.
KBs are the only reason I haven’t gained tons of weight! Terrific cardio effect and let me eat pretty much whatever I want. Though, I still try to be sensible, which is why I visit your site! Any kb ?’s feel free to email me!
Not sure if my emaIl address came through: