Fishy Fishy in a Brook…

By Katie, 10:17 pm

Hmmmm, can you guess what I consumed a lot of today? ;-)

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Mine has been absolutely lovely so far – running, good food, and quality time with my husband. I’m not sure what else I could really ask for!


Sorry, folks, nothing super unique or creative. Weekends are usually a time for special breakfasts, but Dave and I had a run planned, so breakfast was mostly about FUEL.

Kashi Warm Cinnamon Heart to Heart in almond milk with sliced banana. In a pretty bowl. :-D

(FYI: I realize in the pictures it looks like my bowl is practically empty, but there are actually two servings of cereal in there. I don’t know if I need to get better at representing depth in my photos, or get smaller bowls, or what! )

After breakfast Dave and I headed out for our run. I usually run alone, so having a partner every now and then is a fun way to mix it up! We went to one of my favorite spots.

This beautiful lake is only 5 minutes from my house, and it has a great walking/running/biking path surrounding it.

We did 2 loops around the lake, plus about 2 miles on a trail at a nearby park, for a total of 4.75 miles. Sweaty smiles afterward. 8-)

I planned on doing a little strength training after our run…and then I didn’t. That’s been happening a lot lately.

Mid-Morning Snack

After our run we came home and broke into my Glo Bakery stash.

This flavor was awesome! Chock-full of cranberries and apricots.


Dave and I spent our afternoon checking out a new grocery store. You know you’re a foodie when you get incredibly excited about grocery stores, right? ;-)

HMart is a chain of Korean grocery stores offering a wide selection of specialty items and ethnic foods of all types. If you can’t find it anywhere else, you can probably find it at HMart!

It also has a great little spot where you can order practically any kind of Asian meal. We hit that up before beginning our shopping. Enter Fish Meal #1 for the day…

All I can say is that I ♥ sushi…a lot!

I got a Tuna Avocado roll, as you can see. I also had some seaweed salad.

This was seriously the perfect lunch. I want to eat it again…right now. ;-)

Afternoon Snacks

While walking through HMart, we came across free samples of rice cakes that a man was making on the spot. Yes, please!

We walked around the grocery store for a long time. Again, you know you’re a foodie if you can happily spend your entire afternoon in a grocery store! We were there for so long that by the time we were ready to check out I was hungry again! So I picked up a container of fresh melon to snack on during the drive home.

Over the course of the afternoon I ate all of that melon. That’s right, all of it.

And some carrot sticks for some extra veg.

Dipped in some white bean puree left over from my white bean/avocado sandwich. Pureed beans make a great dip, by the way!


HMart had the most amazing fresh fish counter I’d ever seen. While I certainly love fish, Dave really loves fish, so I encouraged him to pick anything he wanted for us to cook up for dinner. We ended up with some mackerel fillets. Neither of us had ever cooked or eaten mackerel before, so we were excited to try something new!

We simmered the mackerel in a gingery-soy sauce mixture. I really liked the sauce, but the fish itself was just ok. :-| A tad too “fishy” for me. But at least I know I got plenty of omega-3s today!

On the side I roasted some Brussels sprouts and mushrooms.

And enjoyed a thick slice of our homemade 100% whole wheat bread. (I was too full to finish the bread; I probably had 3/4 of it.)

Evening Snack

Dessert was yet another HMart find: a Japanese Rice Cake.

I gotta tell you, I did not think I was going to like this. I found myself thinking, Why did I buy this? I can’t believe I’m taking the time to photograph something I’m not even going to end up eating!

But to my surprise, it was pretty good! The inside looked like this:

The inside was a red bean paste kind of thing, and the outside tasted like a less-sweet gummy candy. It wasn’t like any “dessert” I’m used to, but I enjoyed it!

Hmmmm, while I’m sitting here typing this I’m feeling like I’m not quite satisfied, so I might have an apple or a small yogurt once I post this. Just so you know. ;-)

I hope the rest of your weekend is spectacular!

Do you usually exercise by yourself or with a partner? Do you exercise with your significant other?


Do you like sushi? If so, what’s your favorite? I’m a tuna roll kinda gal, but I also love all kinds of veggie rolls. California rolls can be good too!

15 Responses to “Fishy Fishy in a Brook…”

  1. Sarah says:

    I LOVE grocery stores!!! I totally understand!

    I usually work out alone – unfortunately. However, lately my husband has been riding my bike along with me while I run with the dogs, so we have a little family outing. It’s great!

    Pre-vegetarian, I LOVED california rolls! I could eat those things every day. Now I just substitute the crab for cream cheese and it’s absolutely delicious! We love making sushi at our house.

  2. I typically exercise alone but I also really enjoy exercising with my husband. Actually, exercising together was one of my first ways of knowing that he was the right guy for me. I was not embarrassment to exercise with him or in front of him :D

    And yes, I adore sushi :D

  3. Looks like you had the best day with Dave! I love to exercise with Daniel and my friends. I usually go for walks with Daniel and play sports with him- basketball, soccer, and tennis. It makes it so fun.
    I love sushi!! My fave roll is the one you had- just a simple raw salmon or tuna with avocado!
    I agree- mackerel is the only fish I don’t really like. I also find it too fishy.
    Happy Sunday my darlin!

  4. lol…I LOVE grocery stores :-) Nothing wrong with that!

    I loved sushi before I went vegetarian, and it’s one of the few things I miss.

  5. I wish I had a pretty lake to run around! Looks gorgeous! I sometimes work out with hubby but usually alone.

    And I LOVE sushi and sashimi. Tuna is my favorite… And I haven’t had a rice cake with bean paste filling in a long time. Now I want one! :)

    Happy Sunday!

  6. Jess says:

    I usually exercise alone – it has just always worked out that way. I love it when I can get together with my girlfriends for a run though. It always goes by so fast when I am with someone else!

    I love sushi too but it is never filling for me – maybe I am not getting the right kind?

  7. Nicole, RD says:

    Gorgeous pictures where you ran! I do run with my hubby sometimes, but with the puppy, one of us tends to stay back and we take shifts. Occasionally, though!

    And I love sushi, too – I’m a tuna roll girl, too! But I also love spicy, saucy crab rolls (they’re called Nirvana rolls here, but I don’t think that’s a standard name!)

  8. Lisa says:

    Looks like a gorgeous run! I love/hate running with Sean—he pushes me A LOT. I am always breathing so much harder after a run with him.

  9. Lele says:

    Eee I’m so excited you got to try HMart! You know my feelings about that magical place :D I want to try yours, too, since I feel like they are probably influenced by the neighborhoods they’re in- for example, yours looks a bit more Japanese-centric, whereas mine has tons of Korean food and also some Latin American specialties, which goes with my ‘hood!

  10. Cara says:

    Oh, I totally get what you mean about being overly excited about new grocery stores. I wish we had HMart nearby too!

  11. Jessie says:

    I love Kashi Heart to Heart – one of my favorite cereals :) You are so right about how the size of your dishes can impact how much food you think you’re getting. Downsize the plates = downsize the portion, and vice versa.

    Looks like you had a great workout! I usually exercise on my own because I use that time to decompress, but I like running with partners, too :)

  12. katie says:

    WOW what unique food girl! ive never had korean food! that night snack looks soo awesome!

  13. Jennifer says:

    It’s always so great to run with the hubby. We have a ton of awesome bike trails where we live so we spend our time together biking. It gives us a chance to talk and to exercise. Your food looks awesome as usual!

  14. Arielle says:

    As far as grocery store sushi, I usually get the california roll made with brown rice. I also really like the eel rolls and tsunami rolls. I usually work out alone, my boyfriend isn’t big into working out but he works a lot so he doesn’t have the time like I do. I like working out by myself because I can really push myself and get into my zone. My bf and I go for walks occasionally when the weather is nice, though, and that’s always enjoyable, having some company.

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