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Well, hello there.  :)  What a day, huh? 

 

I thank everyone FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART for taking the time to offer support/constructive feedback on my rebuttal to the Marie Claire article.   I do not think I am perfect; I do not think this blog genre is perfect.   Nothing is perfect.  I wrote my rebuttal to clear the statements that were written about me personally.   Maybe one day I will talk about the other issues regarding some aspects of this genre as a whole, but for now, I need to step back from the topic.

 

In the meantime, I’m going to keep being me.  And I’m going to write about my life and my experiences on this blog.  My intent with this blog has always been to show how I try to make healthier choices in addition to living the rest of my life.   I will always try my hardest to be responsible and considerate of other people.  I hope what you take from this blog is healthy and fun.  I do continue to hope the magazine will offer a retraction.

 

Moving onwards and upwards.

 

So – today’s breakfast featured two of the pretty epic Raisin and Cranberry Scones from last night’s Foodbuzz Luxury Dinner Party (voting is open, by the way!).   They tasted so good with strawberry jam, but my stomach was in knots this morning.

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I really like these scones, but using half whole wheat flour resulted in the day-old scones being kind of heavy today.  Any ideas on how I should modify my half whole wheat recipe in the future?

 

I worked all morning, and then made the Husband (who was also working from home today) a quinoa salad mess.

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In the bowl:

 

  • Greens
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • Kidney beans
  • Feta
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Balsamic

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Mid-afternoon smoothie of almond milk, frozen strawberries, 2 scoops brown rice protein, and 2 scoops of peanut butter.

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And dinner was made by my wonderful Husband!  He decided to try something new in the kitchen – he said he’s always making, “Stir fry or roasted vegetables and tofu” since going vegan, and he really wanted to do something different.

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The Husband wants you all to know he tried to be VERY creative with dinner tonight.  :)

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He made a veggie burger in between two tortillas with raw veg.

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But the real standout was the sweet potato fries!  He made these by roasting the thick-cut potatoes in a bunch of olive oil, garlic, and rosemary.

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I did contribute another side dish to dinner.  :)

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Tangy Edamame Casserole

 

Ingredients (for four servings):

 

  • 3/4 cup organic tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 and 1/4 cups frozen edamame
  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 2 cups whole wheat pasta
  • Dill for garnish
  • Pepper
  • Salt

 

Directions:

 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cook pasta according to directions, but undercook by a few minutes.
  • Drain pasta.
  • Grease a small (8×8) casserole dish.
  • Mix pasta + other ingredients (minus dill) in a bowl.  Pour into casserole dish.
  • Bake at 400 degrees to 30 minutes.
  • Plate, garnish with dill, and serve.

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Dinner was a bunch of these little babies!  Oh, ginger.  I love thee.

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On a side note, can you believe it’s October 4?  I can’t!  I’m really excited for the Fall/Winter holidays.  I think Thanksgiving is my favorite, followed by Christmas and then Halloween.  :)

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  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin October 4, 2010, 8:52 pm

    I was a little nervous since you didn’t come back after this morning’s post but glad to see you back in action! I think you are amazing and am so glad you’re doing your best not to let that article get you down. Dinner looks delicious!! I love the idea of adding an herb when making sweet potato fries. Have a good night!

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  • Kristina @ spabettie October 4, 2010, 8:52 pm

    YUM that edamame casserole looks GOOD… I used edamame all summer in quinoa, salads and (cold) pasta… I may have to try this!!

    I totally cannot believe the date. 2011 will be here before we know it!!

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  • yummiee cupcake October 4, 2010, 8:52 pm

    i’m glad to see you up and running!! i didn’t think i’d see your post tonight, but glad i did (:

    i miss summer );
    i miss wearing dresses.
    i miss the hot sunny days.
    i miss drinking cool teas.

    i can’t believe its october!

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    • LindseyAnn October 4, 2010, 9:28 pm

      I miss dresses, too! I tried to make my favorite summer dress work for fall, and it did, but it just didn’t feel the same. :(

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  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) October 4, 2010, 8:54 pm

    oh gosh, i would be in deep shit if i had that container of chocolate covered ginger. yummmm

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  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 4, 2010, 8:55 pm

    Go you and husband! Those sweet potato fries look delish and I am DYING to try that edamame casserole!

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  • Tricia Kuchler October 4, 2010, 8:56 pm

    I love edamame! I may have to try this :) And by may, I mean will, asap!

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  • Krista @ Can't Survive on Yarn Alone October 4, 2010, 8:57 pm

    The edamame casserole is similar to one I have made. It never lasts long enough to photograph though. :)

    I would have never thought rosemary on sweet potatoes. I’ve added that to my “to make” list.

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  • Amanda October 4, 2010, 8:58 pm

    That casserole looks delicious! Of course, your husband’s contributions also look yummy. :-)

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  • Kayla @ Lets Live Wholesome October 4, 2010, 8:58 pm

    I am a big fan of using whole wheat pastry flour instead of reg WW flour. It helps leave a lighter crumb, not quite as heavy or dry as regular whole wheat.

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    • Caitlin October 4, 2010, 8:59 pm

      OH! I didn’t even know there was such a thing!!! Where do I get it?

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      • Kayla @ Lets Live Wholesome October 4, 2010, 9:02 pm

        I’ve seen it anywhere from Whole Foods in their 365 brand to the regular ol’ grocery store, typically in the “healthy food” section. It usually comes in smaller bags and Bob’s Red Mill and Hodgson’s Mill both make it!

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      • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 4, 2010, 9:14 pm

        King Arthur also makes WW Pastry Flour

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      • Caitlin October 4, 2010, 9:27 pm

        I will search for this the next time I’m at the store!

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        • Erin @ The Making of a Teacher October 4, 2010, 10:12 pm

          I was going to suggest whole wheat pastry flour too – I make my chicken and dumplings with it and it’s very light! whole foods has it in their bulk section so you can just buy a little bit.

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    • kristin October 4, 2010, 11:01 pm

      I was also going to suggest it. I’m glad someone else beat me to it! whole wheat pastry flour is definitely the way to go when you want some more lightness in your baked goods :)

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  • Val @ Balancing Val October 4, 2010, 8:58 pm

    Glad you plan to Continue being yourself and posting whatever you feel like posting :)

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  • Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep October 4, 2010, 8:58 pm

    I admire you for how you’ve handled this entire situation.

    Dinner looks amazing! Kudos to HTPHusband!

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  • Michelle @ IronDivas October 4, 2010, 9:00 pm

    those sweet potatoe fries look sooo good! i’m not even a sweet potatoe kind of girl, but i would definitely try those.

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  • Erin October 4, 2010, 9:01 pm

    Fall is my favorite holiday, too. The weather, the fashion, the food… what’s not to love?! ;)

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  • Lauren October 4, 2010, 9:01 pm

    Caitlin, you are amazing! Yo are truly handling this infuriating mess with such dignity and grace and you have my complete 100% support. I know that everyone else feels the same! :)

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  • Nicole - yuppie yogini October 4, 2010, 9:05 pm

    Tomorrow is a new day and to quote a wise British man from last night, “she’ll get what she deserves”. ;)

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  • tami October 4, 2010, 9:05 pm

    Hi Caitlin,
    This is in regards to the Marie Claire issue. I’ve been reading your blog since day one. You know when you threw up after your race (haha). I’m a 38 year old woman with a family and live a regular life. Work, paying bills, supporting family, etc. Before your blog I was running a 5k here and there. After I found your blog through other blogs (yeah i read all of the BIG SIX), and reading your race recaps it really got me thinking “hmm maybe I could run a half marathon one day”. Well guess what?!?! I ran my first half marathon yesterday. I can’t even describe the feeling of how proud and accomplished I felt. So when I read that MC article I was like WTF?!? Seriously, I don’t do things because you guys do it. I read your blogs for inspiration, recipes,humor,knowledge of what I’m putting in my body. If it wasn’t for your blogs I wouldn’t give a rats ass about my food. I’m not a follower, I just like to read how someone is trying to live a healthy life. Keep doing what your doing and the people will either keep reading or not. It’s that simple. Thanks again!

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    • Caitlin October 4, 2010, 9:31 pm

      Hahah I feel so bad to this very day for puking on the feet of that volunteer!!!

      And congrats on running your half marathon!!! I am so proud of you.

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      • Suzanne October 5, 2010, 11:12 am

        Brilliantly said Tami! To quote a very clever young lady I know……’Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift.’ (Just finished your book Caitlin, brilliant!) Keep up the good work. x

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  • Babycakes October 4, 2010, 9:06 pm

    Everything looks delish!!!! I was in a bad mood (because of school), and now I’m in a good one because you and the huz exude cuteness. Yay :)

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  • maria @ Chasing the Now October 4, 2010, 9:06 pm

    This year has seriously went by so fast. It blows my mind. :(

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  • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life October 4, 2010, 9:07 pm

    I can’t wait to try the Tangy Edamame Casserole! It looks so good! I love fall too and can’t wait for the holidays to begin! : )

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  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 4, 2010, 9:08 pm

    oooh yum – that casserole (and dinner!) Looks wonderful!

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  • Courtney October 4, 2010, 9:09 pm

    Delicious day of eats – especially dinner, yum!

    Hopefully tomorrow will be a lot easier than today – at least you know you have the support of so many readers! Keep doing what you do best!

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  • Chelsea at Striking Balance October 4, 2010, 9:11 pm

    That dinner looks delicious. Tell the Husband it appears he did a great job! And the casserole looks good too!

    I’m sure you needed a great dinner after a day like today. I just hope you know that your loyal readers won’t be going anywhere:)

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  • Estela @ Weekly Bite October 4, 2010, 9:11 pm

    Hooray for the husband making a great dinner! And that casserole looks so good and unique! I’ve never thought to put hummus in a casserole before!

    Have a great night!

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  • bo October 4, 2010, 9:12 pm Reply
  • Anna @ Doing Good & Living Well October 4, 2010, 9:12 pm

    As the cast of Jersey Shore often says: You just do you. (And you should.) Your blog is one of my favorites because of posts like this. Edamame casserole = holy yum.

    You are amazing and classy and Marie Claire needs to learn to mind their manners.

    Fall and Winter are my faves too! I love hooded sweatshirts and mittens and holiday decorations and snow. (But the cold, I suppose I could live without that!)

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  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies October 4, 2010, 9:13 pm

    Aww yay for the hubs! and that casserole looks delicious!

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  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks October 4, 2010, 9:18 pm

    What? Your smoothie isn’t just a handful of spinach and some rice milk?

    Just kidding! ;)

    Have a fabulous evening!

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  • Kelly October 4, 2010, 9:20 pm

    Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holidays, I loveeee it. But yes, time is really flying by these days, it’s insane.

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  • Karen Bowers October 4, 2010, 9:20 pm

    thinking about the whole wheat flour issue, have you ever tried white whole wheat flour? i use that for most of my baking. it has much of the regular whole wheat nutrition, but it doesn’t seem to get heavy to me.

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  • Alyssa October 4, 2010, 9:23 pm

    Yay husband! It looks like his dinner was a success :)

    I’m really glad you’re staying true to yourself after everything that happened with the article (I knew you would though ;) ). You’re amazing and strong, don’t let one article get you down, because you have the awesome support of your family, friends, and the blog community :)

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  • Amanda @ Eat to Live, Live to Run October 4, 2010, 9:23 pm

    I was actually going to ask if you liked the way the casserole turned out. It kinda looks nasty to me! LOL But some of the best things do. Judging by the other comments I’m in the minority on that thinking. I do love edamame!

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    • Caitlin October 4, 2010, 9:34 pm

      Hahah You don’t like it??? It was really yummy. I promise!

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  • Kelly October 4, 2010, 9:24 pm

    Caitlin, if you and your blog were “perfect” then it wouldn’t be real. One of the things I love about you and many of the others mentioned in the “article” is that you’re not perfect and that makes you relatable. If perfect is what you need to be to get approval from journalist and other bloggers/blog readers, then screw them. I never say things like that on blogs, but I thought this was the perfect occasion. ;)

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  • Ramona October 4, 2010, 9:27 pm

    The quinoa salad looks delicious. It made me miss summer so much! Do you ever use flavored balsamics and olive oils? I have a pear balsamic and a walnut olive oil that go well with fall foods.

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    • Caitlin October 4, 2010, 9:34 pm

      oh i would love to try pear balsamic!

      Reply
  • LindseyAnn October 4, 2010, 9:30 pm

    Thanksgiving FTW. Delicious food, and a day spent being thankful for the good in your life? Yes, please. :)

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  • Maren October 4, 2010, 9:37 pm

    That casserole looks delicious, I’m going to have to steal, I mean borrow, that recipe!

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  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa October 4, 2010, 9:37 pm

    Trader Joe’s dark chocolate covered ginger is the best ever. It got me through finals last year.

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  • Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon October 4, 2010, 9:37 pm

    Your Tangy Edamame Casserole looks fantastic! I’m always looking for new ways to sneak edamame into a meal (I seriously can’t get enough of it!).

    PS: Love your blog! Forget Marie Claire. Their words mean nothing to all of your fans and followers–you inspire us :)

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  • Kate October 4, 2010, 9:39 pm

    hey sister – your blog inspired me to view eating AND exercise in an entirely new and CREATIVE light! (and to think, i’ve gained weight since i started reading healthy living blogs…take that marie claire!) :)

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  • Whitney October 4, 2010, 9:40 pm

    Those sweet potato fries made my mouth water, they are definitely going on the menu for next week. And I love the fresh flowers on the counter – looks like your readers weren’t the only ones offering support today :)

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  • kalin October 4, 2010, 9:43 pm

    it’s already been said, but whole wheat pastry flour! i get it in the bulk bins, and i know bob’s red mill makes 5 lb bags of it. it was a big baking changer for me-it makes whole wheat pancakes better, whole wheat cookies taste like real cookies, and whole wheat biscuits where i don’t miss white flour! in a decently stocked grocery store you should find it with the other flours.

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  • Lesley October 4, 2010, 9:45 pm

    Nobody is perfect, and it would be a great tragedy if we only shared our lives with one another after feeling we had achieved some state of being without fault. There will always be people who take the most negative interpretation of the information you present, but I really believe they are the minority.

    Moving on those sweet potato fries look like they could make anything better…mmmmm.

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  • Nikka B October 4, 2010, 9:52 pm

    Mi favoritos:
    1- Thanksgiving
    2- Christmas
    3- New Years
    4- Halloween

    Thanks for askin ;)

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  • Ellen@FirednFabulous October 4, 2010, 10:16 pm

    Go, hubs, go! That dinner looks DELISH! And the edamame pasta? YUM! I never would have thought to put the two together. Hope you’re feeling better! xo

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  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 4, 2010, 10:19 pm

    I’m with you: Thanksgiving is my favorite, followed by Christmas then Halloween – I love Christmas but it is so BUSY — we see my family, Jason’s mom’s family and then his dad’s family and we barely have time just for ourselves :( Thanksgiving is just one day and then we have the long weekend to ourselves :)

    I’m glad you came back today to post!

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  • Laura October 4, 2010, 10:21 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog now for months and I’ve been so impressed with your journey and your positivity…I love your focus on whole foods and on creating innovative meal ideas using simple ingredients. It’s ridiculous that Marie Claire with its skeletal models and Mean Girl spirit could possibly find fault with you or your blog when you’re so athletic and health-positive, but that’s just who they are and who they are and the readership to whom they are trying to appeal. You’re an inspiration, not a “thin-spiration”. Keep up the good work :).

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  • stacey-healthylife October 4, 2010, 10:24 pm

    The scones look delicious. I think I need to make some scones. I never have before, but they would be good.

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  • Tina October 4, 2010, 10:26 pm

    You being you is why I read and why I love ya! So, now let’s just get on with it. You got a life to live joyfully. :)

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  • Katherine October 4, 2010, 10:29 pm

    Hi Caitlin! I felt a little overwhelmed at the idea of commenting on your rebuttal post so I had been putting it off all day. I just want to take the opportunity now to THANK YOU for truly inspiring me everyday. Although I am thin and have always considered myself to be in shape, less than a year ago I could barely run 2 miles outside without stopping. Well, yesterday I completed the Divas Half Marathon (runlikeadiva.com)in only 2 hours, zero minutes and thirty seconds :). Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I could do this. Never would I have PROPERLY trained for, PROPERLY fueled for and attempted this if not for the motivation and inspiration I’ve found on your blog, as well as Kath’s, Heather’s, Jenna’s, Tina’s and Meghann’s. So again, THANK YOU and keep doing what you are doing.

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    • Katherine October 4, 2010, 10:31 pm

      ps– and I did it while proudly wearing my No Meat Athlete shirt ;)

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      • Caitlin October 5, 2010, 9:25 am

        YAY NMA!!! And YAY for your half marathon! That’s an epic time for your first half and I just want to say – CONGRATS. And thank you!

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  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 4, 2010, 10:32 pm

    Those fries look awesome! Good job to your hubby :)

    And I’m glad it’s October 4th..it’s just that much closer to the holidays!! :D

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  • Stacey October 4, 2010, 10:32 pm

    Keep being you Caitlin! that’s why we read :) Those sweet tater fries look amazing, don’t ya just love it when the husband cooks dinner for you?!

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  • JenRD October 4, 2010, 10:33 pm

    I have always been curious to try using hummus in a baked dish–I have never had it cooked before. Would you say it added a creaminess to the baked pasta dish, similar to a cheese sauce would?
    I am also curious to try those chocolate covered ginger candies from TJ’s! I just tried their sunflower seed butter for the first time today, and it is UH-MAY-ZING!

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    • Caitlin October 5, 2010, 9:26 am

      Yes! That’s why I use it for vegan husband – it kind of mimics cheese.

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  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing October 4, 2010, 10:35 pm

    Go husband! Those fries sound amazing.. and I’m glad things are back to normal on HTP :)

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  • melissa roby October 4, 2010, 10:46 pm

    Well…don’t feel bad…I have been a fan of the KERF and Eat,Live,Run…for awhile now…daily ritual….although this article was unfair and shitty….you just got added to my Favorites list…:)…

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  • Katie @ peacebeme October 4, 2010, 10:49 pm

    I can’t believe that its October already either! I hate the cold weather and hope this nice indian summer we have going in colorado keeps going!

    Love your blog Caitlin! I can’t tell you how much I support you in this and how awesome it is that you truly take the time to connect with all of your readers.

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  • Jessica October 4, 2010, 10:54 pm

    I have been reading your blog for 6 months and you are awesome!
    You’re always positive , honest, and uplifting! Don’t let those “haters”
    bother you… For those of u who’ve been reading your blog for a while,
    we know who you really are! You constantly promote a healthy body image-
    prime example of that is Operation Beautiful! Keep doing what you’re
    doing! We love reading your blog! :)

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    • Caitlin October 5, 2010, 9:26 am

      Thank you so much.

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  • Kt October 4, 2010, 10:57 pm

    I read your blog everyday and I think you are a wonderful, healthy, funny, talented person. Anyone who says otherwise is just really really wrong.

    The article was terrible and I hope the author gets professionally reprimanded for it. At the very least, she was highly deceitful.

    I love your blog!!!!

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  • Emily October 4, 2010, 11:04 pm

    The Tangy Edamame Casserole looks awesome! I am always on the lookout for vegetarian recipes that I can make with my non-veggie boyfriend. Definitely think this one will be approved!!

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  • Dana October 4, 2010, 11:28 pm

    your smoothie was such a pretty color :)

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  • Faith @ lovelyascharged October 4, 2010, 11:32 pm

    I’ve always felt like edamame is going to taste just like lima beans (probably because that’s what it looks like to me). Am I wrong? I hope I am, because your casserole looks like a winner, but I can’t STAND lima beans…please for the love of all things good tell me I’m wrong?

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    • Caitlin October 5, 2010, 9:14 am

      No! No lima bean taste. Very firm.

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  • Charlie October 4, 2010, 11:44 pm

    Maybe spelt flour would make the scones less heavy than whole-wheat.

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  • Camille October 4, 2010, 11:54 pm

    I’m glad you made it back this evening.
    Tomorrow will be better!

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  • Mrs. Muffins October 5, 2010, 12:04 am

    I have been on a total sweet potato kick lately! They’re so yummy! I’m so upset over the article but I’m glad you’re still going to be you despite it all. :) xx

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  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape October 5, 2010, 12:22 am

    The husband looked like he did a relatively good job whipping up a creative dinner! Those sweet potato fries look amazing!!! Don’t know how much I would like the edamame with tomoato sauce but I trust your judgment on it. I have some frozen edamame in my freezer..maybe I’ll give the recipe a whirl later this week :D

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  • Ana October 5, 2010, 12:56 am

    Stepping back from topic Is a smart move. Just keep being yourself, that’s why a lot of readers love ur blog.

    Glad you made it back.

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  • Gina October 5, 2010, 12:59 am

    I am obsessed with Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Ginger. So good :)

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  • Gina October 5, 2010, 1:09 am

    I just read your post about the Marie Claire article, so I looked at it myself and was appalled! That article does no justice to what your blog or any of the others mentioned are like. I am recovering from an eating disorder, and reading your blog helps me to stay motivated. It is nice to see that one can enjoy life and food and not worry about it. That is what I see when reading your blog. I do not see ANY of the obsessive compulsions that are present in an eating disorder. That article is not only one-sided, but it is also completely false. I could rant on a lot more about how bad that article was, but I just wanted to say that as someone who has been in the throes of an eating disorder, it is truly inspirational to read blogs such as yours which display a love for food and life.

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    • Caitlin October 5, 2010, 9:13 am

      Thank you and I wish you the best with your continued recovery!

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  • Marina October 5, 2010, 1:22 am

    Isn’t it great when husbands and bf’s make dinner, although it isn’t always…well, really good? :D The casserole looks delicious!

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  • Vicky @ eat live spin October 5, 2010, 3:01 am

    Just read the Marie Claire article. This woman has no idea what she is talking about! Just another example of how the media tries to paint a false picture about the world…

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  • Wei-Wei October 5, 2010, 5:56 am

    How do you make your sweet potato fries? Mine always turn out all soft :(

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    • Caitlin October 5, 2010, 9:13 am

      He roasted them at 400 degrees for 30 minutes in a pool of oil. They were crispy and awesome.

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  • Jaclyn October 5, 2010, 6:34 am

    Those sweet potato fries look amazing! Good job, husband!

    Have you tried using white whole wheat flour? It has a lot of the same (maybe all of the same) benefits as regular whole wheat flour, but milder taste and is similar in consistency to all-purpose flour. I use it in a lot of my recipes to punch up the nutrition but keep the same texture as if my baked goods were made with a-p flour. King Arthur makes white whole wheat and it’s available in a lot of grocery stores, and definitely in whole foods. That may help your scone issue!

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  • Kaci October 5, 2010, 7:59 am

    MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm those fries look yummy!! Have a super great day!

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  • megan October 5, 2010, 8:09 am

    You are amazing. Screw Marie Claire. Drawing HEALTHY inspiration your blog as well as the others’, I completed my first half marathon on Sunday in 1:57, strong and with a huge smile on my face. Thank you.

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    • Caitlin October 5, 2010, 9:12 am

      epic first half mary time!!!

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  • Orla October 5, 2010, 8:27 am

    I am positively scared that it is October 4th.
    from now until Christmas, it is my busy period at work but also for the following reasons.
    I willbe 31 in a couple weeks. I am not yet used to being 30 so that is scary. My godson is 15 in 3 days. Sorry what? I DISTINCTLY recall him being born and it just can’t have been 15 years ago.
    And thirdly, I have my 3rd marathon in 3 weeks. I freaked out last night and thought it was 2 and had a full on freak attack. Then realised it was 3 weeks and calmed down a little. Where has the year gone.
    On a very positive note, I am on 10 days vacation leading up to and after the marathon! Whoop Whoo!
    Note to self – root out the bag of edamame beans that you have been using to ice your legs!!!!
    Glad you are back with a bang Caitlin!

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    • Caitlin October 5, 2010, 9:12 am

      I wish you the best of luck on you mary! be sure to tell me how it goes.

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      • Orla October 5, 2010, 9:47 am

        Thanks so much! I am very excited but I had a dream that my running capri’s had a massive hole in them when I started running. Best not focus on that! :)

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  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 5, 2010, 9:10 am

    Keep on doing your thing Caitlin! You’re amazing! :D

    Did you use WW pastry flour or just WW flour? I find using the pastry flour makes a huge difference in my baked goods! They’re a lot lighter and fluffier.

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  • MaryBe October 5, 2010, 9:41 am

    Yay for the hubs making dinner! It looked great. I think I might try your casserole tonight but sub in peas as I am out of frozen eadamame. Or maybe I’ll leave everything out and just have the pasta and sauce. Heh heh

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  • Laura October 5, 2010, 9:42 am

    umm how could you be upset for one minute when you have that hottie in your kitchen?! holy smoaks your husband looks so hot in his little white tee. (and i have a boyfriend whom i love love love!!) aaaaaaand he has a british accent?! you’ve got noooothing to worry about. you have a man who loves you, a close relationship with your family and some amazing friends. keep your head up, and DAMN your husband is hot. go hug him RIGHT now :)

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    • Caitlin October 5, 2010, 9:45 am

      He has been hugged!!!

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  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef October 5, 2010, 9:52 am

    that edamame casserole looks amazing! but in your ingredients, you said “1 and 1/4 frozen edamame.” did you mean cups? i’ve only had edamame at restaurants so i may be uninformed on edamamae matters, but i was just wondering :) thanks!

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    • Caitlin October 5, 2010, 9:54 am

      whoops! it’s cups. corrected.

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  • CarrieBeth October 5, 2010, 10:40 am

    i can’t believe it’s october either! and i’m more excited than ever because I’M GETTING MARRIED ON OCTOBER 30TH!!! i just feel the need to share that with everyone right now :)

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    • Amber K October 5, 2010, 10:46 am

      Congratulations!

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    • Caitlin October 5, 2010, 11:03 am

      Congrats!!!

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  • Amber K October 5, 2010, 10:45 am

    My order would be Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween. So much fun!

    I love October as well because I got married in October. Four years this Friday!

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  • Lisa October 5, 2010, 11:29 am

    I can’t believe how quickly summer is over. I love October and it’s my favorite time of year so that makes it much better!

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  • JavaChick October 5, 2010, 12:20 pm

    For baked goods like scones, cookies, muffins, etc, I use the ‘white whole wheat’ type of flour. Not sure what you’d have in the States; I buy Robin Hood Nutri-Flour Blend.

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  • Jenn October 5, 2010, 12:47 pm

    man that smoothie is looking pretty sexy right now!

    even though its been said a billion times in a billion different ways… we LOVE you caitlin!!! keep on keeping that chin up!

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  • Jessica October 5, 2010, 1:22 pm

    I know… I am excited for Halloween, Fall, and Christmas! (And lots of baking!) I am NOT excited about the weather though. My hus and I just moved wayyyy north from Texas and its going to be our first winter here- eepp!

    That is so sweet that the hus cooked dinner!

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  • Macrae October 5, 2010, 5:26 pm

    Your receipes are getting better and better! You are so creative- I really hope your next book has lots of recipes!!

    And, I’m glad you’re letting the MC think go to rest. The magazine doesn’t deserve all the publicity it’s getting because of her article.

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