<3 Oatmeal

December 20, 2011

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A pinch of cardamom made a big difference today! YUM!

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The Mix

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin, stirred in at end
  • Cinnamon, ground cloves, cardamom
  • Pinch salt
  • Cville Clusters
  • A trio of teaspoons: Cacao Bliss, Cookie Butter, Sunbutter

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Minty + vanillay today!

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Have a fun Tues!

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1 Khushboo December 20, 2011 at 9:08 am

Cardamom makes all the difference…try it in steamed milk!

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2 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning December 20, 2011 at 9:09 am

I think I need that spoon…
Cardamom, huh? I put together DIY jars of cookie mix last night that contain that very spice… guess I’ll have to throw a pinch of it in my oatmeal tomorrow to test it out! That’s one of those spices that if you go just a tad overboard, it kills all other flavors (like nutmeg).

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3 Janelle December 20, 2011 at 9:12 am

LOVE that spoon so much ! Would u remember were you gut it from I wonder if they custom make them , breakfast looks amazing by the way :-) <3 pumpkin

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4 KathEats December 20, 2011 at 9:18 am

It was from Wooden Hive, but it looks like she’s on vacation!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenHive?ref=seller_info

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5 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries December 20, 2011 at 9:13 am

i LOVE that spoon!! seems to fit you perfectly as well. enjoy your day, kath!

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6 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 20, 2011 at 9:15 am

Definitely an oats day – it’s so grey outside! Great idea with the cardamom – I’ve been addicted to it this winter.

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7 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope December 20, 2011 at 9:16 am

That spoon is so cute! I love it! :) Happy Tuesday!

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8 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous December 20, 2011 at 9:16 am

Never thought about adding cardamon! Such a good idea!

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9 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot December 20, 2011 at 9:31 am

That spoon is fantastic!

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10 HRCK the Herald December 20, 2011 at 9:32 am

Ha, Cardamom! That flavor has become a joke in my family because we had a surprisingly high number of instances in which we inquired (at a restaurant, party, dinner, etc) what that extra little ingredient was that was kicking up the taste a ton– the answer was ALWAYS cardamom.

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11 Roxanne December 20, 2011 at 10:38 am

So I guess the mystery ingredient is no more a mystery for you guys! :)

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12 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 20, 2011 at 9:36 am

Cardamom is so flavorful, I’m just too cheap to buy it! haha That would be a great stocking stuffer for a foodie!

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13 Roxanne December 20, 2011 at 10:39 am

But you don’t need a lot, so it’s actually an “investment”!

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14 Joelle (on a pink typewriter) December 20, 2011 at 9:39 am

Haha I feel like this should be your post title EVERY day. ;-) That bowl looks yummy!

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15 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 20, 2011 at 10:00 am

I’ve been loving cardamom lately too. I’ve added it to some smoothies with other warm spiced (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves etc) and even a little bit changes the taste so much! Looks like a delicious bowl!

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16 Hannah @ eat, drink, and save money December 20, 2011 at 10:05 am

I agree with everyone… cute spoon!

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17 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 20, 2011 at 10:05 am

CUTE spoon!! Love it.

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18 kathleen @ the daily crumb December 20, 2011 at 10:06 am

cardamon?! very interesting! love the addition, though. yum!

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19 Emily December 20, 2011 at 10:07 am

mm ive made cookies with cardamom and they taste SO unique! adding it to oatmeal is a good idea!

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20 Cait @ Beyond Bananas December 20, 2011 at 10:24 am

I’ve never tried cardamon in my oats before. Sounds like it would be good though! So many great things you can add to oats to make them taste completely different!

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21 Carlene @ Carlene's Figments December 20, 2011 at 10:27 am

I like the banana and pb combo in basically anything! When I had to head to my internship at the hospital at 5 AM this is almost exactly what I packed in a travel thermos for on the go.

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22 Meghan December 20, 2011 at 10:34 am

Thought you might enjoy seeing Charlottesville on this list of the south’s tastiest town nominees: http://www.southernliving.com/travel/souths-tastiest-towns-00417000076768/?iid=magazine-january-2012

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23 KathEats December 20, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Woo hoo!

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24 VeggieGirl December 20, 2011 at 10:35 am

mmm what a great idea!! I used to have cardamom pods boiled with my milk as a kid in india, it always tasted so yummy!

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25 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings December 20, 2011 at 10:36 am

Love, love, love, love cardamom! Hadn’t thought to add it to my oats…until now. Thanks for the tip :) Have a great day!!

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26 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather December 20, 2011 at 10:57 am

Mmmmm a little bit of spice is always nice.

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27 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 20, 2011 at 11:37 am

I was just talking about cardamom with a friend online…yesterday. Ive had it on the brain ever since and now I see this post.

And that spoon…so cute!

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28 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles December 20, 2011 at 11:50 am

Your spoon is a hit! I know my son would love it…he eats a bowl of oatmeal every morning…he loves pure maple syrup drizzled on his.

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29 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes December 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Great oat mix! The colour is fab :D

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30 Cait's Plate December 20, 2011 at 12:41 pm

That looks like one heck of a bowl of oats! And I LOVE all the natural light pouring in!

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31 Meagan December 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm

The base of oats/pumpkin looks so creamy and delicious! I don’t eat grains, so I think I’ll skip the oatS and try to use something else in it’s place but I REALLY like the general idea :)

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32 Jill December 20, 2011 at 1:01 pm

You’re so faithful to your blog. The other blogs I read sometimes they don’t post everyday but you’re always there. Thank you for your faithfulness.
I hope you and Matt have a very Merry Christmas.

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33 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles December 20, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Cute spoon! I never would have thought to add cardamom to oatmeal, such a good idea!

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34 CK December 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Do you ever get tired of posting oatmeal over and over and over again. I know I get tired of reading about it, so I can’t imagine how boring it must be to continually take pictures of it and try to think of something interesting to say about it. There is no longer anything interesting to say about oatmeal. So so boring.

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35 KathEats December 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm

No, never!! Oatmeal is awesome.

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36 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 20, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I love when I add in just one extra spice that makes all the difference!

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37 tracy December 20, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Combining your love of Ball Jars and Wine….

Check these out

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38 KathEats December 20, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Haha – love those!

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39 Allison December 20, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Absolutely adorable spoon! It’s almost like you’re playing with your food- grown up version [aka not actually with your food, but with what you use to eat it]… Obviously much more sophisticated ;)

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40 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Have you always had that spoon or have I somehow not noticed it? It’s so adorable! :)

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41 KathEats December 20, 2011 at 6:17 pm

I’ve had it for a while but it doesn’t appear all that much

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42 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count December 20, 2011 at 5:30 pm

You oatmeal mix sounds very good…makes me want breakfast again!

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43 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 20, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Love the idea to add cardamom! I always use pumpkin pie spice, and I’m not sure if that contains cardamom or not… I’ll have to check tomorrow morning when I’m making my pumpkin oatmeal!

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44 Angel7 December 20, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I would have never thought to put cardamom in oatmeal. Will have to try!

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45 Carly December 20, 2011 at 10:18 pm

The oatmeal just looks ah-mazing! I love pumpkin in my oats and I will have to try that cardamom; so I am new to this tea scene,, what type of tea is that you have? and how do you make it so frothy? looks really good! vanilla and mint? mmm

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46 Luv What You Do December 20, 2011 at 10:30 pm

What is your favorite oatmeal making method?
Do you use the stove top? Your oats always look so pretty and hearty!

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47 KathEats December 21, 2011 at 9:26 am

Everything you need to know is here :)

My favorite method is whipped banana!

http://www.katheats.com/kaths-tribute-to-oatmeal

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