Bread and Soup

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I am having a GREAT day!  It’s just something in the air, I suppose. 


Maggie pointed out that she hasn’t been on the blog in a while, so here is her cute face:


James refused to let me photograph him for some reason… such a diva.


And here’s my easy lunch:


I love to ‘bulk up’ canned soup with raw spinach and/or beans.  I tossed in spinach and kidney beans into Wolfgang Puck’s Vegetable Barley.


And two pieces of challah bread with butter:


A little light, but my morning was rammed.  I’m looking forward to a smoothie after Girls on the Run later.


On that note, I’m off.  The girls are waiting!


My favorite part of the week. 🙂



  • Natalia - a side of simple March 29, 2011, 1:34 pm

    I love bulking up canned soups, and bread for dippage is pretty much always necessary. A grilled cheese would be the best option, of course. 😉

    Have a great time with the girls!

  • Julie @ Shining From Within March 29, 2011, 1:37 pm

    Bulking up canned soups is a sure fire way to make it have more ‘staying’ power. Usually soups are so light and airy! I read on twitter somethin’ happened with you + the lottery!?!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 29, 2011, 1:37 pm

    Can’t wait to hear more about what you alluded to on Twitter. Glad your day is great!!

  • Freya March 29, 2011, 1:38 pm

    Yes, I’m with Julie above- what’s happening!!?? 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 29, 2011, 1:38 pm

    Yummm that soup sounds lovely! Have fun at Girls on the Run! I’m planning a little post-work cardio sesh today too.. hoping for a burst of energy! Enjoy your afternoon Caitlin, and I can’t wait for a follow-up on the tweets!

  • Hannah @ Healthy Whip March 29, 2011, 1:39 pm

    Adding bulk to a tinned soup is a great way to get more nutrition! A lot healthier than adding more cream to a tin of creamed tomato like I did when I was a child!! 😮

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg March 29, 2011, 1:40 pm

    That bread and butter looks so good. I love buttered bread!

    I’m not a big fan of canned soups, they are either way too salty or they have no flavor at all.

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 29, 2011, 1:40 pm

    Man, how do you get Maggie to pose so well for pictures?

    • Caitlin March 29, 2011, 4:10 pm

      She doesn’t move… ever. It’s easy 🙂

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 29, 2011, 1:41 pm

    Ahhh, I cannot get enough of that challah bread. It looks SO good!

  • hippierunner March 29, 2011, 1:43 pm

    Caitlin, you’re such a tease with your earlier tweets! Wish I had your soup, I’m sick and there’s no soup in my kitchen!!

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) March 29, 2011, 1:43 pm

    I am a sucker for dogs with long snouts 😀 I heart Maggie.

    • Ali March 29, 2011, 2:25 pm

      Agreed. Maggie is the cutest!

      • Katie @ peacebeme March 29, 2011, 5:39 pm

        I am a sucker for those ‘long-bodied’ dogs! I had a basset hound and now I am looking for a corgi!

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley March 29, 2011, 1:44 pm

    The soup looks great! Have fun at GOTR, can’t wait to hear what the big news was about on twitter today!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 29, 2011, 1:47 pm

    GAAAH I just want to know what you were talking about earlier today!!!!! While I love you and your soup, I want some deets!

  • Lesley Lifting Life March 29, 2011, 2:01 pm

    Great picture of Maggie! 🙂

  • Marilyn March 29, 2011, 2:04 pm

    This is an awesome website about divas 🙂

  • Marilyn March 29, 2011, 2:04 pm

    This is an awesome website about divas 🙂

  • Laurie March 29, 2011, 2:09 pm

    Thanks for the Maggie picture! 🙂 She is so photogenic and a pretty girl!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) March 29, 2011, 2:15 pm

    It always feels good just to be in a good mood! Once I get out from underneath this mountain of numbers I’m under, I will feel that way too! Have gun with the girls!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss March 29, 2011, 2:20 pm

    Have fun running with the girls! Glad you’re having such a wonderful day, too. 🙂

  • Allison @ Food For Healing March 29, 2011, 2:22 pm

    i love seeing peoples pets on their blogs, my kitties enjoy the attention as well in the blog spotlight

  • Kate@fittingintothewindycity March 29, 2011, 2:30 pm

    Maggie is the cutest! Definitely already thinking of how I can bulk up my soup for dinner tonight!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 29, 2011, 2:33 pm

    So did you win the lottery?! Haha, we are all dying to know!

    • Kara March 29, 2011, 2:44 pm

      Seriously! 🙂

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) March 29, 2011, 2:50 pm

    I am so glad you enjoy working with GOTR! They need positive people like you in their lives!!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales March 29, 2011, 2:54 pm

    I think it *is* in the air, I am having a great Tuesday as well!!

  • Baking 'n' Books March 29, 2011, 3:09 pm

    How many times a week do you do GOTR?

    I hate canned soups because they’re always so “thin” – all liquid and no substance – usually. So I typically add extra veggies, beans and chicken or tempeh or something. With cheese 😉

  • DefineDiana March 29, 2011, 3:19 pm

    I have that soup. I keep looking at it and thinking that it is just not enough to satisfy me for a whole meal. The spinach or kidney bean idea is fantastic. I am definitly going to try that soon!

  • Erin @ Big Girl Feats March 29, 2011, 3:26 pm

    Awwwww I love Maggie!!

  • Erin @ Big Girl Feats March 29, 2011, 3:27 pm

    Awwwww I love Maggie!!

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul March 29, 2011, 3:31 pm

    Mmmm challah bread sounds so good! can’t wait to try it someday. I give you mad props for writing a book haha. I can’t imagine the overwhelming feeling one must get. I feel like I would get those if I had to work on one.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape March 29, 2011, 3:56 pm

    I love doctoring up premade stuff. It makes for a really easy weeknight meal.

  • Camille March 29, 2011, 4:05 pm

    Mm, I love challah! It’s my favorite bread in the whole world!

  • Laura March 29, 2011, 4:14 pm

    I just saw a sign for a Girls on the Run 5k in May at the high school down the block from me. Guess I’ll be signing up for that bad boy!

  • Michelle March 29, 2011, 4:19 pm

    Maggie’s such a little supermodel. She looks like she’s posing for you. Tyra would approve. 🙂

    I’m sad because I contacted my local girls on the run about helping out with their 5k and no one got back to me. 🙁 It’s only been a week or two but I was so jazzed!

    • Caitlin March 29, 2011, 4:19 pm

      Who is your local chapter? Let me know and I’ll help you.

      • Michelle March 30, 2011, 9:20 am

        Boston! But I just checked my sent mail and it’s only been a week so maybe I was a little over anxious. 🙂 Maybe if I haven’t heard from them in another week or two I’ll let you know? I’m sure they’re busy and I don’t want to be a pest. 🙂

        • Caitlin March 30, 2011, 9:31 am

          Well let me know if you don’t hear back by Friday – some GOTR chapters are a little unresponsive for some reason (like an old email)

  • Kristina @ spabettie March 29, 2011, 4:37 pm

    aww… you know I love seeing Maggie on the blog… <3

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) March 29, 2011, 4:42 pm

    Looking forward to the news… =)

  • Pure2Raw Twins March 29, 2011, 5:00 pm

    Maggie is so cute!! Makes me miss my dachshund we had when growing up 🙂

  • Alexa @ Simple Eats March 29, 2011, 5:26 pm

    Love the pup. Too cute!

  • Sophia @ Raven Waves March 29, 2011, 6:38 pm

    Aw your pup is so cute!! The first thing I’m doing when I move out…get a dog!

  • Flo (Coconut Chronicles) March 29, 2011, 8:31 pm

    Maggie is ADORABLE!
    And sometimes the simplest things are the best (like bread and butter).

  • Maggie March 29, 2011, 9:30 pm

    Oh man! That challah bread looks delicious! What IS it??

  • Shelly March 29, 2011, 9:31 pm

    I just read the post you linked about James. Our pit mix is the same way with his nails, but 65 lbs of pure muscle. We bought a mini dremel on amazon (they have a pet one, but the “mini mite” is the exact same thing without paw stickers and a few dollars cheaper) for like $25 so we could grind rather than cut. He still hates it but its really getting better (I can do it by myself now, my marine husband doesn’t have to hold him down anymore!), and there is no chance of cutting to close and bleeding everywhere with them flailing around. Plus, then he has nice and smooth nails!! You may have already tried something like this, but I thought I would throw it out there just in case!

  • dana March 29, 2011, 9:48 pm

    I wish I had a Girls on the Run that was closer to me.

  • Lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner March 30, 2011, 6:15 am

    I literally laughed out loud when I saw your picture of toasted challah bread. My husband is Jewish, and years ago when we were just dating and I tried challah bread for the first time, I toasted it, and I have never heard the end of it. He was so horrified that I was doing that (because challah bread is delicious and perfect as is, and because “you eat challah on the sabbath and you can’t use electricity on the sabbath so how could you toast it!”…trust me, we use plenty of electricity on Saturdays), and it’s become a running joke throughout the years.

    • Caitlin March 30, 2011, 7:27 am

      Hahahah that is very true!

  • Sam @ the neurotic yogini March 30, 2011, 5:39 pm

    I love “bulking up” prepackaged (yet healthy) soups too! Had a delicious Rosemary Potato Chower the other day. 🙂

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