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Oct 31

Creating a Life & Creating Fun Recipes

Who doesn’t love a holiday?

 

Especially one that lends itself to so many inappropriate jokes…

Step 1…

 

I know Halloween isn’t technically a holiday (i.e. we still have to work), but it one of my favorite festive events.  I won’t be party-ing it up this year, so I’d like to ask all of you benevolent ghouls to have an extra drink/Reese’s pumpkin/costume fun for me.

Not to worry, I plan to taking a nice walk through a neighborhood to scope out the trick-or-treater costumes while trying not to look like a creeper.  Watching all the kids having so much fun in pursuit of a sugar-high is the best part anyway.  Well, second only to knowing I don’t have to come home and try to put an over-stimulated child to  bed.  ;)

Kat is in the spirit too!  She has some new to share… I think you’ll agree that she deserves to celebrate a little extra tonight…

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Creating a Life & Creating Fun Recipes

by: Kat

Even when you think you have it all figured out, you still have a chance to change and create.

It just occurred to me recently how much change has happened in my life this year that I don’t even really recognize my life (Editor’s note: that happened to me a couple of years ago… crazy, isn’t it?!  Life is so good.).  With all the changes happening, it is a chance to really think about how I want to create my life, and how I want to see thing unfold.

Create a Life

 

This year, I graduated, leaving the perceived safety of an academic environment, spent a summer barely working while studying for the bar, started a new relationship, our families of animals (3 dogs and 3 cats) have come together in one home (yes, I now have pet hair-I only had two hairless cats for the longest time)…

…and I’ve OFFICIALLY PASSED the bar, so I can try to stop working just part-time and really practice law.  (Editor’s note: SO insanely proud of you.  I can’t wait to celebrate your success!)

I got SWORN IN yesterday! This is me signing my attorney’s oath.

I got SWORN IN yesterday! This is me signing my attorney’s oath.

 

Now – how do I create my life so that it feels good – so I’m doing work that inspires me, motivates me, and fills me up?  How do I navigate a home-space so different from where I was comfortable for so many years to have an even more comfortable, more happy environment?  I have options, and I’m excited (and nervous!).

All of this change has sent me right back to therapy.  (Editor’s note: you’re a smart girl – I should have done that when change was busting my balls.)  I have an awesome new creative, holistic therapist helping me use my personality strengths so they can be guiding my new life (instead of letting those not so pretty reactive parts shine through)!

 

Also, Happy Halloween!  To those of us not handing out candy…

heres some chia

 

And you can also get creative by being wickedly inappropriate.  (Editor’s note: I think it’s a boy…)

Birthing Pumpkin

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Or you can be boring like me and go about your daily life making recipes inspired by your cravings.

Lately, I have been craving EGGS.  You can only eat so many over-easy eggs with toast in one week before you really want something different (Editor’s note: blasphemy!).  I saved some sautéed peppers, onions, and mushrooms from a pizza night and used them to make this Pesto Omelette.

Omelette in Pan

 

What I love about this recipe is that it really creates a great meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and it’s loaded with healthy fats, protein, minerals and vitamins.  It’s also super fast, and the pesto/drunken goat cheese combo make it super special!

I have a ton of fall recipes I’m getting ready to hone in on and share.  First is my Butternut Squash with Brown Butter Sage Sauce (Editor’s note: you needed a taste-tester for that, right???).  This will be happening soon, along with a new surprise squash I’ll be getting with my next veggie delivery!  So stay tuned!

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Pesto Omelette

  • 2 large organic eggs
  • 2 ½ T coconut milk
  • 2-3 T sautéed veggies
  • Garlic salt, to taste
  • 2 T pesto
  • 2-3 T drunken goat cheese, sliced
  • 2 T coconut oil
  • Sliced tomatoes (optional)

 

Preheat a nonstick pan over med-high heat and add coconut oil. 

Whisk the eggs in a bowl until they fluff up a bit, add the coconut milk and whip a little more (this is important for any fluff). 

Pour the mixture into preheated pan, add garlic salt evenly over the entire mixture.  Stir vigorously with a rubber spatula for 5 seconds, then add the sautéed veggies, cheese, and pesto to one half of the egg mixture. 

Let it cook until you start to see that most of the eggs on the side without the veggies is forming a solid mass.  Lift the pan so that the excess liquid/egg mixture distributes, and then use your spatula to loosen the edges from the pan. 

Shake the pan to loosen the eggs, and slide the spatula under and around the side without the veggies.  Let it cook for another 45 sec – 1:15 on each side.

Plate and serve with sliced tomatoes.

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The thinkThin bar giveaway winner has been selected!  Check out the original post to see if YOU won this treat.

What are you doing to create your life so that it feels good to you?

What exciting fall recipes or ingredients are you playing with?

 

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  1. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    NO HALLOWEEN FOR ME EITHER!!! This holiday goes against my “religion” – LOL! Oh but what’s slightly annoying is that everyone else in LA loveeeesssssss this HOLIDAY, so much so that they close down ALL THE STREETS tomorrow at noon, talk about THE WORST TRAFFIC EVER!!!!!!

    1. Laura

      I worked from home – not even going to TRY to fight ATL traffic on a holiday!

  2. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    Woo HOOOOO! Congratulations Kat…all super official smart lawyer lady!!! And happy Halloween! Pesto and eggs is one of the best combos out there…or well, eggs and anything really! All hail the yolkporn, right Laura? Ohh, sorry, that wasn’t an intention burn/in yo face dig! :-/

    My life has been in the process of deep change for the last year…sometimes I feel like I’m getting a handle on it and other times I feel like it’s complete and utter chaos. A lot of soul searching/reflecting/self help books have been happening over the last few months…along with some emotional purging on the blog, but I feel like I’m getting closer and closer to figuring out the REAL Heather each day. It’s a journey, but one that I know will lead me to a happier and more fulfilling life!

    1. Laura

      I have loved following your journey – I admire your willingness to look at yourself objectively and tackle an issue head on.

  3. Corinne

    Congratulations Kat! I hope the coach can keep you focused on your strengths so that you learn to turn tripping stones into stepping stones.

  4. Fran@BCDC

    Congrats, Kat for passing the bar! Love the recipe too, omelettes are my favorite!

  5. Kellie @ keeprunninkellie

    Making those eggs tomorrow for breakfast!

  6. RavieNomNoms

    Hehe, all holidays are fun! :-)

  7. She Rocks Fitness

    I totally pigged out on wine and Halloween candy this weekend, so it is an evening of chilling out, eating well, and working. :) I’ve been playing with carrot, pumpkin, and kale recipes. Thanks Laura for the carrot obsession, I think I’m going to whip up a carrot protein pancake tonight. Got to get my nut butter serving into today! ;)

    1. Laura

      That sounds SO good. I miss nut butter!

  8. Kristina

    squea! congrats Kat!! big time change often needs some guidance from another – you are smart to do that, it is something I should be doing right now.

    Laura, the “knowing I don’t have to come home and try to put an over-stimulated child to bed” – HAA right there with ya! we love to see the kids at our door, though. we put on the horse heads and have fun with them. I’ll have an extra chocolate skull in your honor, little lady. XXO

    1. Laura

      You’re such a kind soul. Have some nuts too. ;)

  9. Jody - Fit at 55

    You can eat whatever you want after the contest – hold on! :)

    I love Kat & the way she writes! CONGRATS Kat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I get the whole therapy thing – should have done it years ago but I know you will get to where you want to be! LOVE that first quote – LOVE! The funnies are great & the recipe too!

    You are an amazing lady Kat! Laura – you already know I think that about you! :)

  10. Heather @ Better With Veggies

    I love this! Although I find change exciting, it can also be unsettling to find a new routine and feel comfortable again. I feel like I’m constantly in process of figuring out how to figuring out what I want and what that life looks like, I think I would probably be bored if I wasn’t (honestly), but I’m usually okay with the fact that I’m not exactly where I want to be yet. It’s about the journey, right?

    1. Laura

      I feel that same way – there’s always another bar to reach!

  11. Heather @TheSoulfulSpoon

    CONGRATS Laura!!:) I think that is awesome !! YAY FOR YOU! I can’t imagine how hard that must have been. You should be so proud of yourself! I know it can be challenging when doing something new, but if anyone can do it girl, you can! I’ve been craving eggs ALOT too. Not sure why, but eggs and toast have been at the forefront of my mind, which is really odd, because that has never been one of my favorite combos- like ever. Anywho! Glad to know I’m not the only one:) PS- Have you ever tried pumpkin in eggs? I know it sounds weird, but scrambled pumpkin eggs are SO good cooked in coconut oil- holy yum. Add cinnamon and I’m in love<3 Happy Halloween!!

    1. Laura

      It was Kat, not Laura. We are verrrry proud of her.;)

      BUT I do love pumpkin in my eggs. I have severl recipes, but this is the most recent: http://www.sprint2thetable.com/2013/10/peanut-butter-pumpkin-pie-eggs/

  12. Alex @ therunwithin

    OH MAN CONGRATS kat that is amazing. You totally were prepared, I had no doubt but still so great to hear.

  13. Lauren @ Me and the Mountains

    CONGRATS to Kat!! That is wonderful!! Breathe a BIG sigh of relief. :)
    And that pumpkin giving birth is GROSS!

  14. Megan (The Lyons' Share)

    Congratulations Kat! That is a huge accomplishment! Good for you for seeing the benefits of therapy – I wish it didn’t come with a stigma but I think people talking about it is a huge step!

  15. Tess Moore

    WOW!!!! Congratulations!!!!

  16. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

    Laura you have to share because I want to taste test Kat’s squash. Brown butter sage sauce…yes please.
    I just put that on a pizza and it was delicious. See I have comparison value. Pick me Kat, pick me.

    I’m also on a crazy egg kick. In fact, I’m working on some Strange But Good egg action over here. It’d make Laura proud and also means she might let me be the official squash taste tester. As you can see, I really want the gig.

    Last and most certainly not least, CONGRATULATIONS on passing the bar! Fantastic news! We just got the list of folks here at work who passed and I thought about you. Job well done my friend!! Laura you need to take her out for drinks when the competitions are done.

    1. Laura

      You should just come visit and we will peer-pressure Kat into picking us BOTH.

      1. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

        Now there’s an idea.

  17. Cassie @ RedLetterDaye

    Yay I love this post! Congrats on passing the bar, and yay for therapy (I wish people would realize it’s not just for “crazy” people, and it can help anyone!). I’m posting about life and change soon too, and have realized how it’s not only important to live the life you love, but that it’s possible to make it for yourself.

    I’ll be taking the NASM exam in December, and focusing on building a part-time (for now) business, and will be investing in real estate properties (income properties) next year. This all will allow me more flexibility, and increase my income, to give me more freedom to do the things I love. I’m very excited!

    1. Laura

      You have a LOT going on! Way to go! Flexibility is so valuable – I try to set myself up to have that at all times.

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