I spent the morning working hard – and I got a lot done! Go me. I wanted to go running around noon, but I wanted to finish a project more, so I kept working. Then by 1:30 I was too hungry to go, so I decided to have lunch and run this afternoon. I must have been REALLY hungry because I threw together this lunch in about 2 minutes (while getting a head start on crackers), wolfed it down in about 10, and went back for more.
The last of my leftover Coconut Maple Tofu –
And the last of my Mustard Pecan BBQ Slaw (it was def. on its last leg)
Some strawlburries (said in a British accent)
And the grains. Kashis and half a TJ’s naan.
Although I started to feel full mid-strawberries, I went back for more crackers and polished off the bag – I couldn’t get enough of these guys!
And a piece of PB fudge Aunt Becky left for us –
I think I overshot my time between meals with that huge oatmeal bowl and wound up overhungry without even realizing it.
In The News
9 things you should unlearn about tea
I’m off to research leptin for Biochem and then burst out of the house on a run. I wish it were 80*
Kath, I love your dedication to eat leftovers. I am the same way. I cringe if I have to throw something out…. like the last blondie from last week…. it went stale from lack of cover…. it hurt
Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) says
I hate when I get to hungry…I could eat my arm!!
I agree with Zesty, you are soo good about leftovers!
That first link is pretty funny. I didn’t realize people found cilantro so offensive.
Amy C. says
lol That article was great. I am one of the cilantro haters of the world. To me it really tastes like a mix of soap and plastic. It’s ruined many a salsa, guacamole, and other foods for me.
Mara @ What's For Dinner? says
It’s really interesting that you’re researching Leptin. Our WeightWatchers leader went into a whole long thing this weekend about leptin and what it is and what it does… interesting stuff!
Oh wow, thanks for sharing the links!
How long do you bake the coconut tofu? Sorry to harp on this but I AM SO EXCITED to try it after seeing it in your post again! Unfortunately I have not found unsweetened coconut ANYWHERE here. Grrr.
Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday says
I made that slaw last night except I forgot the pecans. I had leftovers of it today, it was so good! That will be the standby slaw in our house from now on! Thanks for another great recipe.
I love the idea of your coconut tofu. bet it would be nice with Pad Thai noodles. I’m British and I’ve never heard Srawlburries pronounced as such. Perhaps the Southern English American drawl. Hah Hah.
Your plate looks like a perfect mixed up lunch. Love the random combos that taste so good together.
have fun on your run later.
Play Blackjac for Free says
Nice way to complement food with each other!
I’m not exactly sure how long to bake it because I fried it, but I would say min. 20 minutes at 400* and max 40 minutes? I would just keep an eye on it after 20 to make sure it’s not burning on the outside.
LOL. Maybe it’s more like Strewburies!? I just can’t type it! How would you!?
The tofu STILL looks amazing! I need to try it! Brady is out of town so it may just be the perfect night!
Allison K says
So I bought Kashi crackers for the first time this weekend. I’m not a huge fan of crackers, but my husband made salami, so we needed something to eat it with.
I had no idea they were so Tiny! I always see them on your blog and assume they are bigger, because your photography is so good!
You are such a wonderful example of the spice of life… variety! Your meals are so full of all sorts of things, Kath. yum yum and yay for no onions!! 😉
Cilantro the new onion? Yucky to BOTH! 🙂
wow you’ve uncovered my slogan for life! “work hard eat hard”
Missy (Missy Maintains) says
I agree about the cilantro! I can’t eat anything that tastes like it! I do like onions though!
I love cilantro, it smells and tastes good! It is specially great in stews. I like onions too, sorry 🙂
Kath, are you still using splenda? I know a while back you were trying to stop??
yay for getting stuff done!
I wish it were 80 here, too. too cold again!
Strawlburries – haha! I think it’s really interesting that you either really like cilantro or really hate it – there doesn’t seem to be a middle ground. I personally like it 🙂
I <3 onions! We put them in almost everything! Along with bell pepper and garlic. I don’t mind cilantro either. I can’t believe it made people so mad. And I love tea, but it’s sad that my sleepy time really isn’t tea. But it works…
Your leftovers always manage to still look good!
Just Visiting says
I have been reading your food blog and the food blogs of many other women whom I’ve seen referenced on your site, and am constantly surprised by how often you all use the term ‘starving’ in reference to your appetite.
From what I can tell, you all live in comfortable homes, and have lives that allow you the luxury of focusing so intently on what you eat. Many of you are even pursuing high education, yet you apparently lack the knowledge or world view to refrain from calling yourself starving when you haven’t eaten in a few hours. For people who obviously dedicate so much of their brain’s energy into thinking about food and the consumption of food, the lack of insight about how far away from starving you all are is surprising and disheartening.
What a yummo lunch you had!!!!
Amazing Coconut Maple Tofu!!!
love that lunch! Sometimes a random mix of foods can make the best meals. 🙂
Ryan | Lifegawker says
I really dig the Kashi TLC crackers. Have you tried the Cheese flavored version? So worth it, they put cheez-it’s to shame and that is saying a lot from a reformed cheez-it junkie.
Thanks for the tea link! I love that naan, btw 🙂
Sara Kaiser says
Nice try at starting an argument. But yours holds no weight because not once, in that entire post, did Kath use the word “starving.”
So please get back to solving the world’s hunger crisis because you are adding nothing here!
Congrats on getting so much done! I know the feeling of just wanting to push through and get things done instead of taking a break sometimes.
I really need to try that tofu-it looks great!
Great links, thanks for sharing! Looks like a great lunch!
Sarah (Tales of Expansion) says
haha, when there are so few crackers left, it’s really a crime not to finish the bag …
seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) says
I’m with Sara….and plus, don’t “Just visit”…a love of healthy food blogs is no place to criticize, although Kath puts her meals up and she will be occasionally judged, this a blog about finding a happy medium and I think all of us can agree that when one does decide to use the term starving, we OBVIOUSLY do not mean it in a dis-heartening and ignorant way.
Clean Veggie says
coconut tofu! yum!!
I think starving is up there with the hyperbole I am so hungry I could eat a cow! just a figure of speech…
Kailey (SnackFace) says
After reading this post I promptly stood up and went to the kitchen for some Kashis and hummus. Love. Your lunch looks yum- as always!
yayy!! Work is so much more fun when you get to see Kath’s updates! 🙂 Goody. I’ve never tried those crackers but I’m one of those people who get “easily addicted” so I might have to stay away!!!
Sarah (lovINmytummy) says
I feel a “slight twinge of hunger” after reading this post, but I am by no means STARVING! 😉
I haven’t had Splenda in months! I just decided to do it and did it. Mind over matter. I actually prefer my coffee unsweet now. It’s a better contrast with oatmeal kinda like pairing wine with food. I will put the occasional packet of Equal in tea when I’m out in a restaurant or have some in the afternoon, but I’d say I’ve cut back to no more than twice a month?
I agree with the others. First I didn’t even say starving here, I said “really hungry” but when I do, it is obviously not literal. I am sorry if you find it offensive.
Hi Kath, this is the first time I’ve seen your blog, and it is awesome! Your story is definitely inspiring. I’m hoping to lose some lbs. this year, but more than that, I just want to be healthy and strong. I look forward to looking at previous posts/future ones! 🙂
Thanks for that article on tea! I had no idea!
love onions, HAAAAAATE cilantro. yuuuuuughghghrhgh.
strorberries if cockney. so many regional dialects. hah hah. whatever works for you.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stror – brilliant!
so does this mean you don’t like cilantro either? i’m undecided on the matter. i definitely used to HATE it. but now i’m okay with it. so yeah, kind of ambivalent.
the one thing i absolutely cannot STAND in food is the red color dye, red no. 40. i cannot eat or drink anything with this particular colorant in it. jello, kool aid, red juices (or cocktails with said juices). i can definitely taste the dye and it’s horribly chemically-tasting. i’m not big on anything that is too heavily colored, but red things are the absolute worst.
does anyone else get this? or is it just me?
oh – also, i thought you’d find this super interesting. in particular, note what they drink… not a whole lot of alcohol. but lots and lots of coke products.
The Duo Dishes says
Coconut maple tofu is a new one. Something to give a try…
I do like cilantro. Interesting about Red No. 40!
thanks for the links. I actually have that book!
I LOVE Cilantro AND Onions haha…but it is funny to me to find people who can’t stand them 🙂
The tofu looks so good!
Those crackers are awesome. I love them…lol..I have to try that cocunut tofu (but I am the only one in my family that like tofu..so more for me..lol)