Double Date, Double Roll

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We went out for dinner.  One guess where we went… 🙂


But wait – wait.  First, lunch.  I heated up a butternut squash enchilada with an orange.


And I had an excellent training run this afternoon – I took a writing break and busted out 4 miles in 38 minutes or so!  It was cold, but went by quickly.  Now that I’m over that foot injury hump, I feel so much better about half marathon training.  It’s actually quite fun.


Chocolate PB spoonful snack:


Sporadically, I dashed into the clinic for a bit and my father-in-law and I split this bag of Pop Chips (they were yum).






Katy + Adam and the Husband and I had a double date at my favorite restaurant in Charlotte, The Cowfish.  The managers are starting to recognize me!  A sure sign that I’m going too often, me thinks!


Katy + Adam are our friends from back in the Orlando days, but they are actually moving to Charlotte soon!  A grand coincidence.



Had a pinot noir:


The table split a plate of sweet potato, regular fries, and onion rings (with amazing dipping sauces) and edamame.


I also ordered two rolls… Leftovers are very much appreciated in our household. ;)  I got one brown rice roll of beets, basil, zucchini, and tofu, and another with asparagus, tofu, carrots, and cream cheese.



I have six pieces leftover… Can’t wait for lunch tomorrow. ;)  So very delicious.  I love Cowfish.


Happy Birthday, Megan!!!





  • Tracy @ Commit To Fit February 3, 2011, 10:47 pm

    Absolutely nothing beats any kind of peanut butter, right out of the jar 🙂

  • christine February 3, 2011, 10:53 pm

    Chocolate peanut butter?!?!?!? Where oh where do you find this? Is it as awesome as it sounds (in my head it’s like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in a jar)?

    • Caitlin February 3, 2011, 10:54 pm

      Earthfare! It was the kind you churn in the store.

      • christine February 3, 2011, 10:59 pm

        Dang, none in California. I’m going to have to work on finding some 🙂

        • Charlie February 3, 2011, 11:34 pm

          Make yours! Melt 1/2 cup dark chocolate with 1 tsp oil and mix with 1 cup PB & salt to taste!

  • Sara (Miles and Manhattan) February 3, 2011, 11:03 pm

    That sushi always looks so delicious. And then the wine just makes me thirsty…for wine…that’s probably a bad visceral reaction…

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence February 3, 2011, 11:07 pm

    that roll looks great!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) February 3, 2011, 11:11 pm

    Glad to hear that your foot is doing better!!!!! 🙂 I am sidelined right now from my 1/2 marathon training (at the end of the month!) due to, what I believe, a shin splint with my left leg. :/ I am definitely not happy, but I am looking back on your posts when you were dealing with your foot pain as inspiration to get through this injury and to keep me positive! 😀

  • Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles February 3, 2011, 11:14 pm

    That’s so fun that you got to have a double date – and a CRAZY coincidence that Katy is now moving to Charlotte!!

  • Parita@myinnershakti February 3, 2011, 11:15 pm

    I have to find some of that peanut butter! And I’m so happy for you and how you’re overcoming the foot pain. I used to have really bad knee pain during/after my half, and it was the worst thing. Yay for perseverence!

  • Ellen @ Undercover Runner Eats February 3, 2011, 11:15 pm

    Man-o-man do you have me craving sushi now

  • Jessie February 3, 2011, 11:15 pm

    So, this is going to seem really random, but I figured whatever I say probably won’t be the weirdest comment you’ve ever gotten. So here we go.
    Your sushi takes me back to my undergrad in Santa Cruz, CA (on the coast, about 1.5 hours south of San Francisco). The restaurant: Mobo. The roll: Guido. Picture cream cheese, basil, garlic, avocado, and macadamia nuts, rolled and cut into among the very best bites of anything that you’ve ever eaten. They have other great veg rolls, too, with things like tempura yam, shiitaki, tofu, artichoke, cashew, beets, mandarin orange… the sky’s the limit! Please, one day, go to Mobo. Eat a Guido, and get a few more rolls on the side. You will never be fully happy with another vegetarian roll after this experience, but somehow you will never regret your choice to experience the Guido. 🙂

  • Kiran February 3, 2011, 11:16 pm

    Now, I am so anxious to try sushi 🙂

  • Beatrix @ Beaglebea February 3, 2011, 11:22 pm

    My parents are frequent diners at a local restaurant..even the chef knows them my name…but it’s so good.

  • Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 3, 2011, 11:26 pm

    I haven’t had popchips in a long time and they look so good right now!

    How nice that your FL friends moved near you — it looks like you were meant to be close!

  • Kristina February 3, 2011, 11:27 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one with an addiction to one restaurant-I’ve been wondering if people would get sick of me reviewing the same place…and the same food over and over…but I never do with you so i’m thinkin’ i’m doing ok, haha! That restaurant looks so great-and there are always perks when the managers notice you!!!!

  • Jordan (Ciao Cow) February 3, 2011, 11:38 pm

    Those sushi rolls look soooo ridiculously good! In Houston, there is a restaurant that has amazing vegan sushi rolls with pickled pumpkin … delicious!

  • katy {of} katy loves. February 3, 2011, 11:45 pm

    Best. Coincidence. Ever! 🙂 Can’t wait to double more often!

  • Lauren @ Hungry Dancer February 3, 2011, 11:48 pm

    Yay for your foot being better!!! I love sushi!! Yours looks yum yum yum!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 3, 2011, 11:52 pm

    Happy Bday to Megan AND what a funnnnnn night! 🙂

  • maria @ Chasing the Now February 4, 2011, 12:14 am

    I always think it’s fun when you become a regular somewhere, but yes, at the same time that means you are going there quite often. 🙂

  • Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradise February 4, 2011, 12:20 am

    Wow ! I love those interesting veggie sushi rolls! What grea flavor combos! Wish we had more sushi places on Maui….I think you really have to go over to Honolulu for that. Anyway, maybe I’ll just make my own 🙂

  • annette February 4, 2011, 12:40 am

    Fabulous- I seriously love sushi also….I miss it and need a good place asap! 😉

  • Amber K February 4, 2011, 12:41 am

    Chocolate peanut butter is the best. Probably why it’s a part of my breakfast almost every single morning!

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete February 4, 2011, 1:07 am

    That is the best vegetarian sushi that I have ever seen!! And it actually looks GF!

    I’m SO making my own chocolate peanut butter ASAP. That scoop looked like brownie dough. 😉

  • Nicole @ yuppie yogini February 4, 2011, 1:14 am

    Eeeeiii….I’m so jealous I wasn’t there!

  • Camille February 4, 2011, 1:38 am

    Girl, I think you are addicted 🙂

  • megan February 4, 2011, 1:49 am

    Curiousity has me: have you all redone your eating out/date night budget?

    And the sushi looks yum.

    • Caitlin February 4, 2011, 9:58 am

      If by re-done you mean generally ignoring it, yes. But I have cut back in other areas to accommodate (no shopping) and we saved a TON of money last month!!! I was SOOOO proud.

      Also, Cowfish is ridiculously cheap which is why I’m so obsessed – the rolls are only $5!

  • Kim (Book Worm Runs) February 4, 2011, 6:14 am

    I just recently discovered Sushi! 🙂 I do not eat seafood so I eat the vegetarian sushi. I just had a cucumber and avocado roll the other night for dinner! So yummy! 🙂

  • Katherine: Unemployed February 4, 2011, 6:17 am

    cowfish is a great name! I want to live in orlando or charlotte some time in my life; I need a new city! any tips for city finding?

  • Kara February 4, 2011, 6:31 am

    You’d never like eating sushi with me, I will eat other people’s leftovers too 🙂

    My husband and I also split bags of Popchips, I don’t know why they say “3 Servings”

  • Lauren February 4, 2011, 6:49 am

    Do you create your own sushi at Crawfish or do they come already put together this way? I love the vegetarian options they have there. Not many sushi places have many selections of veggie rolls.

    • Caitlin February 4, 2011, 9:58 am

      They are custom rolls!

  • Marie-JourneytoBodyZen February 4, 2011, 7:14 am

    Popchips are so yum! They are the perfect salty snack for me when I’m craving regular chips. I’m so glad your foot is feeling better 🙂

  • Ashley February 4, 2011, 7:22 am

    Every restaurant I go too, the staff remembers me, I don’t mind though, that’s how you get discounts and speedy service 😉

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) February 4, 2011, 7:25 am

    What a great day Caitlin! So glad you had a good run and then a great time at your favorite restaurant with friends! I hope today goes well too!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 4, 2011, 7:26 am

    That’s so funny you went out for sushi when Megan went out for sushi too! Looks good!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine February 4, 2011, 7:52 am

    I love that peanut butter spoon. Awesome.

    Now that you’re in love with veggie sushi, the next time OB or GOTR (or any other event!) brings you to NYC you have to try Soy and Sake. They have a list of about fifty vegetarian rolls and it’s AWESOME!

  • Beth February 4, 2011, 7:54 am

    I wish I could say my training for the same race is going as well. I’m having pain in my posterior tibial tendon, and I’ve just scheduled an appointment with the doctor on Monday. I’m afraid I’m going to get the “do not run” diagnosis, and it’s making me really depressed.

    • Caitlin February 4, 2011, 10:00 am

      Wahhh I’m so sorry! Injuries blow. Maybe you can become an excellent swimmer and do a triathlon when you are healed!

      • Beth February 4, 2011, 10:03 am

        If only I didn’t sink like a rock in the pool. I do think I might try to focus on biking–I would love a du.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 4, 2011, 7:54 am

    The employees at my favourite sushi restaurant recognize me too. It comes with its perks! 😉

  • Steph! February 4, 2011, 8:00 am

    A french fry, sweet potato, onion ring plate sounds like heaven to me 🙂 And love veggie sushi!!

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) February 4, 2011, 8:17 am

    Yum! Looks like a great dinner and chocolate pb is delicious!

  • Emily February 4, 2011, 8:43 am

    I love Cowfish, too.
    I was hoping to run into you there last weekend. haha.

    • Caitlin February 4, 2011, 10:00 am

      We need to meet!

  • Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) February 4, 2011, 8:53 am

    congrats on a great run…good to hear you are back on track and feeling good!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health February 4, 2011, 8:54 am

    Nice run! It’s hard to run in the chill so good for you!
    The rolls look so darn good! YUM!

  • Nicole February 4, 2011, 8:56 am

    A restaurant where you can get fries AND sushi? I need to go there.

  • Sarah February 4, 2011, 9:13 am

    You know, if I had a sushi place like that in my town, I’d want to go every chance I had, too!

  • Katie February 4, 2011, 9:18 am

    hmmmm…I’m working at the mall the next couple of days so I will have to check out the Cowfish. I’ve never had Sushi and you said it has gluten free so it will have to be dinner one night… 🙂

  • rebecca lustig February 4, 2011, 9:23 am

    leftover sushi is fantastic! that place looks phenomenal

  • Alex @ Healing Beauty February 4, 2011, 9:23 am

    The sushi looks amazing!

  • Jennifer February 4, 2011, 9:29 am

    I’m so jealous you have a place that will make your sushi with brown rice. I’ve asked and asked and asked around here, and no one will. 🙁 Boooo! Your’s looked awesome. Happy Friday!

  • Eliz@The Sweet Life February 4, 2011, 9:30 am

    I love it–french fry and onion ring plate!

  • Kari @ Human, MD February 4, 2011, 9:46 am

    All these posts about Cowfish are giving me a constant craving for sushi! I think I’m going to have to take a roadtrip and try Cowfish out. It always looks so good!

  • Alison @ Around the VeggieTable February 4, 2011, 9:48 am

    I think it’s so funny that you have leftover sushi. I would never have leftovers. It is one of those things that I always SLAM, no matter how many pieces I order lol

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 4, 2011, 10:38 am

    I would have easily devoured those two rolls 🙂 I still have never had vegetarian sushi. It’s one of those things I thought I could never have when I became a vegetarian!

  • Carolyn @ Lovin' Losing February 4, 2011, 10:54 am

    I’m pretty sure if that Cowfish place was near me I’d be there all the time! It’s a good thing the super yummy, super cheap sushi place here is closer to work and FAR from home. 🙂

  • Jess February 4, 2011, 11:04 am

    Take it from a former service industry worker, the best way to get free desserts and rolls is to show up “too” much!

  • Recovering Food Addict February 4, 2011, 12:31 pm

    Chocolate peanut butter…where have you been all my life? 😉

  • Faith February 5, 2011, 10:23 am

    You should know that the last time I was in Charlotte, I went to Cowfish solely because of your great marketing. They need to start compensating your meals 😉

    • Caitlin February 5, 2011, 10:27 am

      Hahah I will let their manager know 🙂

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