Italian Feast

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It was a lovely afternoon in Charlotte today!  It was chilly out, but perfect weather out for a lovely 4.0 miler.


Tonight’s dinner was amazing… We had a delicious Italian feast.  Earth Fare sells frozen bulk mushroom ravioli, and it’s just to die for.  With grilled zuchinni, sweet marinara sauce (canned), and buttahed herb bread.


That tube of Gourmet Garden Italian herbs is really coming in handy.  I squeezed a bunch into the pasta sauce…


… And I mixed some into melted Earth Balance.  I spread it over some olive rosemary white bread, and it was just so perfect.   I went back for seconds.  Yum!


To bed I go!


A big thanks to everyone who listened to Peter Hollen’s song and spread the word about the new Operation Beautiful music video!  I appreciate it. 🙂



  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 7, 2011, 8:49 pm

    Yay for bed! Get a good night’s sleep!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) March 7, 2011, 8:51 pm

    I love that your grocery sells bulk _frozen_ ravioli – that’s so cool! We buy ravioli in the refrigerated section in 2 serving packs..

  • Errign March 7, 2011, 8:52 pm

    Glad to see the positive review of the herbs in a tube. Always see them, but am hesitant to buy 🙂

  • Kristy @ KristyRuns March 7, 2011, 8:52 pm

    That dinner looks scrumptious!!! I need that ravioli. 😉

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 7, 2011, 8:54 pm

    I heart your dinner- I love Italian meals–quick, easy, delicious, and healthy 🙂

  • Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete March 7, 2011, 8:57 pm

    That ravioli looks delicious! And I’ve seen those tubes of herbs before but never bought any — how easy to spread on toast like that. Perfect!

    • Caitlin March 8, 2011, 8:50 am

      I was always scared of them too but that Italian one is really good!

  • hippierunner March 7, 2011, 9:01 pm

    Trying to figure out dinner right now and what you had looks so good. I need to find some mushroom ravioli!

  • Jolene ( March 7, 2011, 9:04 pm

    G’night Caitlin!!! Sweet dreams 🙂

  • rebecca lustig March 7, 2011, 9:09 pm

    girlfriend, you are SOO welcome 🙂

  • Brittany March 7, 2011, 9:11 pm

    yummmmm thats def a feast if i ever saw one! MWAH ITALIANO ( * kisses fingers*)

  • Allison @ Happy Tales March 7, 2011, 9:13 pm

    Italian food is soooo delicious! Speaking of which, have you eatin at Vivace yet over at Metropolitan?! Not to tempt you with the whole “eating-in” thing… but on my lawwwd that place is GOOD!

    • Caitlin March 8, 2011, 8:50 am

      Yes they have the BEST hot olives.

  • Susan March 7, 2011, 9:26 pm

    Randomness, but I made the Perfect Baked Tofu last night, and you were right – it is perfect! It’s a great protein for salads, but also on it’s own. Thanks!

  • Tanya @ Vegan Faith March 7, 2011, 9:28 pm

    Does the ravioli have dairy in it? It is so hard to find pre-made ravioli that is vegan!

    • Caitlin March 8, 2011, 8:51 am

      It’s vegan 🙂 from Earth Fare

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged March 7, 2011, 9:28 pm

    I’m unbelievably jealous of those ravioli – although I suppose now I’ll just have to try to make my own 😉

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me March 7, 2011, 9:29 pm

    I love italian food. I wish I could eat pasta everyday haha …well I could but my body would not be pleased.

  • Amanda March 7, 2011, 9:33 pm

    The ravioli looks amazing. Very creative idea with the herbs and earth balance. See, eating in isn’t so bad?

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 7, 2011, 9:34 pm

    the weather looks perfect for a run and congrats on the music video 🙂

  • Alex @ Healing Beauty March 7, 2011, 9:35 pm

    Mushroom ravioli is amazing!

  • courtney @ the granola chronicles March 7, 2011, 9:42 pm

    Mm! That mushroom ravioli sounds great. TJ’s sells a great Parmesan & arugula ravioli – it’s amazing!

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley March 7, 2011, 9:43 pm

    Dinner looks yummy! Thank you for the publicity. I would have happily done it without the added link, but my stats have exploded today.

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) March 7, 2011, 9:45 pm

    Awww that first picture makes me miss Charlotte. I went to school in Rock Hill, SC my first year of college and would go to Charlotte often!

  • Emily March 7, 2011, 10:04 pm

    Very jealous of your weather in Charlotte! Rainy and windy in the Boston area today! I am dying to get outside and start getting my run on 🙂

  • Lauren @ChiGalLauren March 7, 2011, 10:17 pm

    Mmm Italian, my fav!

  • Kristina March 7, 2011, 10:21 pm

    those ravioli’s look huge-just my style!!!!!

  • Camille March 7, 2011, 10:26 pm

    Tasty dinner!

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) March 7, 2011, 10:39 pm

    Mmmm, that ravioli looks huge! Maybe I should try those tubed herbs, too!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 7, 2011, 10:42 pm

    Mushroom ravioli? Awww, yeah!

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul March 7, 2011, 11:03 pm

    Ravioli is so good~all italian food is so good~lol.

  • Angie March 7, 2011, 11:39 pm

    I know this is probably asking a lot of you but do you think you could have a page with your daily miles you do to train for a half marathon?! I want to run a half marathon soon and I would loveeee to see what you do weeks prior to the training!

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 8, 2011, 1:06 am

    Italian food is JUST the best and that meal was literally all my favorites! ravioli!!! they don’t have it here in New Zealand…well at least I haven’t found any yet!

  • Kara March 8, 2011, 7:08 am

    Perez Hilton might still post the video, cross your fingers for a slow Charlie Sheen news day!

    Also for your Charlie Sheen joke of the day:

    Did you hear that cocaine use can make you pale and sweaty?
    Yeah, it’s called the Charlie Sheen.


    • Caitlin March 8, 2011, 8:52 am

      hahahah nice.

  • Elizabeth@The Sweet Life March 8, 2011, 8:23 am

    Gorgeous meal–yum.

  • Carolyn L. March 8, 2011, 8:46 am

    I just discovered your blog yesterday. I’d heard of Operation Beautiful before, but never knew you had another blog. I spent all day (at work, yikes!) reading as far back into your blog as I could.

    I find you eating habits inspiring. You make me want to be a healthier person!

    • Caitlin March 8, 2011, 8:52 am

      🙂 Thank you so much.

  • kristin March 8, 2011, 10:06 am

    ive seriously considered buying those italian herbs before but they kinda scared me – so good to know they actually come in handy!!

  • Amber K March 8, 2011, 10:28 am

    I totally have to buy a tube of herbs now! What a great spread for bread!

  • Kacy March 8, 2011, 10:30 am

    Yum yum! I love store-bought ravioli and other stuffed pastas. Feels so exciting, yet it’s so easy!

  • Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen March 8, 2011, 12:30 pm

    I’ve seen those tubes in the store, but didn’t really give them any thought. I think I’ll have to take another look 🙂

  • katie March 8, 2011, 6:01 pm

    I just heard Selena Gomez’s new single ‘Who Says’ and i think it maybe kind of goes along with the Operation Beautiful message.

    • Caitlin March 8, 2011, 6:05 pm

      Listening now!

  • Brittany March 9, 2011, 7:03 pm

    that bread looks delicioso!!

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