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Puppy Sitting

by Meghann on March 19, 2011

Meet Maggie.


Not to be confused with Maddie. πŸ˜‰


Derek and I are dog-sitting his parent’s puppy tonight. It’s nice to have two dogs around to fight for you affection. I’ve never felt more loved!

(Side Note: Do you know how hard it is to get two dogs to sit for a photo? Very.)

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The two pups were excellent help in the kitchen for dinner tonight. They paid extra attention as I pulled out all of my farmer’s market finds, just in case anything fell on the ground and they had to perform instant clean up duty.


No worries. Everything made it into the counter in one piece. Thanks for standing guard though girls! πŸ˜‰

I was oddly excited for dinner tonight because of this bad boy.


I usually purchase the generic, already cut, sealed in a bag kale from the grocery store, but something told me the fresh, organic kale would give the stuff I’m used to a run for kit’s money.

I was right. πŸ™‚


I sauteed the kale with tempeh, eggplant, dried apples, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a squirt of lemon. Seasoned with salt and pepper, tumeric, and fennel seeds. Topped with peanuts.


The dish was very fresh and flavorful. I could really tasted a difference in the fresh, untouched kale compared to my normal pre-prepped bagged stuff. Big. Big. Difference. πŸ™‚


The crusty whole wheat baguette served on the side was another Farmer Market find.



For dessert I had a Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie with some Moosetrack Ice Cream. Yum! πŸ™‚


I have an early wake up call in the morning for my long run of the weekend. I have a feeling 6:00am is going to come wayyyyy too soon!

Good night!

1 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 19, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Love the puppy love going on! πŸ™‚ I have a hard time getting my one pup to sit, let alone two!
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2 River March 19, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I so agree with you on taking photos of two animals together! Not easy at all!
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3 Sana March 19, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Maggie is soooo cute! And I am not even an animal person.
So is maddie πŸ˜‰
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4 jessica @ tvs March 19, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Maggie is adorable. Cute pic. And I just love a dog in the kitchen – of course my over aggressive pup learned his lesson when I dropped half an onion on the floor and it was in his mouth in two seconds!

5 erica March 20, 2011 at 12:05 am

that is the cutest picture of maggie! she looks like she’s smiling!
looks like it’ll be a fun night for the pups! =)
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6 Alaina March 20, 2011 at 12:15 am

Wow, that dish looks so different from anything I’ve ever eaten and it looks delicious!! πŸ™‚
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7 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 20, 2011 at 1:07 am

mmmm I just had some ice cream too!!! πŸ™‚ Twinners in their own right!!

8 Alyssa March 20, 2011 at 1:28 am

Maggie is so cute! πŸ™‚

9 Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 20, 2011 at 3:35 am

sometimes, you really need to splurge for the “good stuff” (organic, local, fresh, etc) i’m convinced it not only tastes better, it means more so it nourishes your soul, too!

10 Katherine: Unemployed March 20, 2011 at 6:04 am

Maggie looks like a doll! literally… Maddie looks a little cornered in that first pic there πŸ™‚
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11 rebecca lustig March 20, 2011 at 8:50 am

my neighbors just got a new puppy and i’ve been LOVING it!! every time he’s outside, i run over to play/take pictures πŸ™‚

12 Kara March 20, 2011 at 9:46 am

I love having two dogs around, even if it’s just for a short time. It’s funny how “empty” my house feels after the extra dog leaves!
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13 Courtney March 20, 2011 at 10:14 am

Aww two puppies! How cute they both are πŸ˜€
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14 Valerie @ Cupcakes & the City March 20, 2011 at 10:58 am

Sauteed kale is the best! Now that you and Derek are living together, do you eat the same dinners? Just curious!
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15 Meghann March 20, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Yes, we do. That was a big thing for use when we moved in together – we didn’t want to each have to cook separate meals every night.

16 Alison March 20, 2011 at 11:55 am

Adorable pups! I can barely get my one dog to sit still for photos (it took two separate photo shoots for me to get a decent Christmas photo, and I probably took a couple hundred photos, all on the “action” setting of my camera!).

Hope your furry little guest is having a fun weekend!

17 Aaron March 20, 2011 at 4:47 pm

So cute! What kind of dogs are they????

18 Meghann March 20, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Maddie is a Jack Russel and Maggie is a Malty Poo

19 [SMASH] March 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Awww puppies! Wow that kale dish looks great!
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20 Hilary March 20, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Mmm….looks tasty! I heart kale….and pre-cut isn’t availalble to me so I go for the whole stuff all the time….YUM! Love it for kale chips, or as a quick side dish sauteed with garlic. πŸ™‚
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21 Kacy March 20, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Maggie is adorable! Yay puppy friends!
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