Tempeh Lunch and Kombucha with Kelseytoney

by Nicci on 11/09/2009

I had a great Sunday lunch with Kelsey at The Cupboard’s cafe.  I hadn’t been to the Cupboard since last year; I’m ashamed to admit I live less than 10 minutes away.  I plan to shop there and eat at the cafe later this month, it is a great little spot in Denton.

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I was super excited to meet a fellow Healthy Living Blogger right in the same town!

The Cafe and was off in the corner of the store and  it was a nice quiet atmosphere.


We ordered lunch and sat down not knowing bees would be following us from table to table outside…No Bueno.

Bloggers in action

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I decided to be gutsy and try tempeh for the first time and it did not disappoint.  I found it to be very chewy and nutty. 

Soy Tempeh marinated in Spicy Jamaican Jerk Sauce with Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Tamari Mayonnaise, served hot, on toasted bread.

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Carrot Juice

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After having bees attack us outside we went in and looked around the grocery store.  Kelsey spotted Silk ”Pumpkin Spice”!  She said the pumpkin spice was amazing and I must agree…anything Pumpkin is yummy.

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After searching a bit, I located my favorite ” Berries GoMega”  Odwalla bar.


What else did we find….

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What did we think…

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Thumbs Up to ”Guava Goddess” flavored Kombucha.

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My take on the ”Cranberry” Kombucha.


A drink you learn to like…eventually!


I tried the Cranberry flavor but I swear it was just ”red” vinegar….bad smell. (currently drinking the rest for Monday breakfast)

Lunch was great and  I had a blast getting to know Kelsey. We talked about food, fitness and talks of a 5k and working out together….can’t wait! Blogger Meet Ups are always fun and you learn so much about the person behind the blog.

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Check out Kelsey’s blog and the Three Giveaways she has going on right now! Yes, 3 Awesome Giveaways that will be ending November 15…so hurry over and show some comment love.

Tomorrow, I’ll show you what I picked up at The Cupboard to snack on.

Have a lovely Monday,


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Tracy November 12, 2009 at 11:17 am

Hey Woman!! That stuff looks good!! Almost makes me want to try it, but honestly I have to have a little cow in there somewhere! lol

I have run a 5K and a 10K race, not for speed but strictly for the chance to finish and the cool medal! There is a half marathon that I have signed up for just before Thanksgiving and I am now training for a full marathon in the Spring.

Just keep it up, you will get your runners legs! Then you will start doing crazy stuff like spending hundreds of dollars on “gear” and quoting Prefontaine….

Happy trails!

diana(mymarblerye) November 11, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Wanna hear something creepy? I was just looking at your blog when you wrote on mine! I think we read the same blogs! It’s nice to know everyone supports each other in HEALTHY living. :) Texas gals have to stick together!

Paige November 11, 2009 at 12:24 pm

LOL it is an acquired taste! I loved the cranberry flavor, though!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) November 10, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Hahaha I love your Komboucha face! And your grocery shopping enthusiasm :)

Alyson November 10, 2009 at 10:52 pm

You two are the cutest!

Nicole November 10, 2009 at 10:32 pm

You two looked so cute taking pics of your food! That market looks wonderful! I wish I had something like that near me. BTW, the kombucha does take some time to get used to. It took me a few sips but I actually really love the taste now – even if no one believes me! Have a great rest of your week!

Whole Body Love November 10, 2009 at 10:23 pm

How great that you found a fellow food blogger!

Katie November 10, 2009 at 8:18 pm

What a fun meet-up! You and Kelsey seem to have a lot in common… it’s so nice making friends who want to do fun (and healthy!) with you!

I love your Kombucha faces… so true!!!

Meredith (Pursuing Balance) November 10, 2009 at 7:28 pm

OMG I am soooo jealous of you with that pumpkin spice Silk! I can’t find it anywhere! I’ve searched: Miami, St. Pete Beach, Gainesville, and I had my sister look in Durham — nowhere to be found! :(

ellie November 10, 2009 at 10:22 am

Blog meet ups are so much fun :D The sandwich looks delicious- I love tempeh!

Melissa November 10, 2009 at 9:36 am

Thos sandwiches look yummy! Looks like you all had lots of fun!

Yum Yucky November 10, 2009 at 8:47 am

Good times!

Diana November 10, 2009 at 6:06 am

Looks like a fun time and great eats! :)

Erin @ Living and Loving In L.A. November 9, 2009 at 9:50 pm

You are just too cute! I love the “Kombucha Face”! Looks like you had a nice time!
Your sandwich looks amazing!!!

Kristen @ Simply Savor November 9, 2009 at 8:45 pm

yay for blogger meetups! looks like you ladies had a wonderful time!

and HOLY SILK PUMPKIN SPICE!! this is new to me, and i have to find this ASAP!

Priyanka November 9, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I had the same odwalla flavor today and I love it too!

Erica November 9, 2009 at 8:05 pm

What a fun lunchy! I recently tried tempeh and grilled it up. The flavor was very good but the texture….I just couldn’t get over it! I want to try it again but this time crumbled up vs. whole. Great shopping too. I haven’t tried the Kombucha yet- the thought of a beverage tasting vinegary has kind of scared me away. CUTE pictures of you two

Lesley Living Life November 9, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Ahh … that place looks amazing! I wish it was ten minutes away from my house.

Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 9, 2009 at 6:37 pm

I haven’t tried tempeh, but I have been meaning to buy it. I am glad to hear you like it – I think I will too.

Bethany November 9, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Looks like you guys had a great time!!

fittingbackin November 9, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Fun! So glad you got to meet up with another food blogger! I think it’s so fun!! That sandwich looks awesome… wow!

Lauren @ Eater Not a Runner November 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I am always excited to find new blogs too! I love the pictures of you drinking the Kombucha, it is definitely an acquired taste :-)

Taylor@Joy of Food November 9, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Love the taste test pictures. Glad you enjoyed the meet up.

Melinda November 9, 2009 at 11:46 am

Looks like a good time and a nice store. That sandwich looks to die for. Yummy!

Mari November 9, 2009 at 11:30 am

Awww it looks like you two had a great time and I loved the pics of your reactions to the juice and the bloggers in action pics… too cute

I love blogger meetups!

Jessica @ How Sweet November 9, 2009 at 10:58 am

Hahaha I love the faces!!! That sandwich looks delicious!!!!!

Lee November 9, 2009 at 10:17 am

Haha, love the Kombucha pictures. It’s definitely an acquired taste!

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