Little Miss Muffin

February 12, 2009

Little Miss Muffin, sat on her tuffin, eating her oat-me-ul.

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(I know it’s Muffet and tuffet, but we always change it to ‘ins in our house)

Look what I came down to this morning <3 Blackberry Bran!

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So of course it got incorporated into breakfast –

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  • 1/3 cup oats, vanilla soy milk, water, 1/2 large banana, pinch salt, splash vanilla
  • 2 tbsp wheatberries
  • 1 tbsp flax
  • 1 tbsp raspberry jam
  • 1/4 GH Blackberry Bran muffin
  • Sprinkle coconut (simply for the presentation!)
  • Spoonful Smucker’s Natural

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Butterscotch Toffee –

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I noticed that I was less hungry this morning than usual. Having just read Intuitive Eating I guess I was supposed to naturally eat less today, but, uh, that didn’t happen :mrgreen: Breakfast is my favorite time of day!

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A Flax Lesson

Not really a lesson, but I took photos as I ground some new flax this morning. We keep the whole seeds in the freezer and I grind about half a cup at a time and keep that in the fridge for easy access.

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Same deal with my cooked wheatberries, which last me about a week

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I started today as usual with yoga by candlelight. I got very confused though! I downloaded Power Vinyasa #2 but thought I was doing the pose guide for Power Vinyasa #1. Turns out I’d already done #2 before because I started to recognize the series! Guess I’ll save #1 for another day :) My arms and quads are feeling the burn!

I’ve got a handful of things to do today, but none are time sensitive so if I don’t finish them, it’s OK. Wish I could go shopping! I want to start decorating for our Valentine’s cocktail party!

I hope there are no spiders lurking in my house today with all this muffin talk!

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1 zestycook February 12, 2009 at 9:30 am

That Muffin looks amazing! Great breakfast Kath! I am starving:)



2 fitforfree February 12, 2009 at 9:30 am

that muffin looks wonderful!

I just ordered Intuitive Eating from amazon . . . can’t wait to read it :-)


3 Lara February 12, 2009 at 9:32 am

Spiders—eek! You and me both, Kath!


4 Kati February 12, 2009 at 9:34 am

I want that muffin! :)


5 VeggieGirl February 12, 2009 at 9:36 am

Haha!! Cute message 😀 And scrumptious muffin!!


6 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 12, 2009 at 9:40 am

Yummy muffin! I want to try grinding my own flax!


7 Betsy February 12, 2009 at 9:43 am

Have you even driven by a Sheetz and seen their signs for “Shmuffins & Shmiscuits?” So weird. You’ll add a “schm” to the beginning of everything for a few hours.


8 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) February 12, 2009 at 9:48 am

awww, the husband is so cute with that muffin surprise. excellent work incorporating it into the oatmeal, as usual.

what kind of apparatus do you use for grinding your flax seeds?


9 Mara @ What's For Dinner? February 12, 2009 at 9:51 am

YUM! That looks like a fantastic breakfast!
I’ve gotta start putting flax in stuff. It’s so satisfying and good for me!


10 Ricki February 12, 2009 at 9:54 am

I’d never think to crumble a muffin into my breakfast cereal–great idea!

I also grind my own flax and store it in containers. Just a suggestion, but you might want to consider opaque containers rather than clear–the delicate Omegas are damaged by heat, light and air–so a clear container may not be the best one to use. (That’s why good quality flax oil is always in black bottles). :)


11 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) February 12, 2009 at 9:55 am

Look at those Blackberry chunks! Beware of spiders. :)


12 lajdfalj February 12, 2009 at 9:55 am

Why don’t you just eat the muffin as it is?


13 Elina February 12, 2009 at 9:57 am

OMG, that muffin looks so good. I need to make muffins!
Hey Kath, why do you ground your own flax instead of just buying pre-ground? Is it because it’s cheaper or does it last longer when whole? Thanks! :)


14 Julie February 12, 2009 at 10:08 am

The muffin looks so good! I love me some muffin tops.

I’m reading Intuitive Reading right now and it’s a real eye-opener for me. I have a long way to go!


15 Sharon February 12, 2009 at 10:11 am

Awh, so cuuutteee!!!


16 Michele February 12, 2009 at 10:13 am

What a cheerful start to the day, Kath! I grind my own flax, too. I love adding it to my smoothies. Yum-O! :-)

Have a great day!!



17 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday February 12, 2009 at 10:14 am

Great bowl this morning, Kath.

Just curious, are you giving the just yoga thing a shot?


18 Diana February 12, 2009 at 10:20 am

What a cute surprise!? Breakfast looks good, esp with the muffin on top. :)

I need to get on grinding my flax…I like the batch idea.


19 AlliJag February 12, 2009 at 10:30 am

That muffin looks DELICIOUS! I love how you can see the huge chunks of blueberry!


20 Jess. February 12, 2009 at 10:31 am

You guys are such a cute couple with the little suprises :) The muffin looks delicious- blackberries are my favorite!


21 Kori February 12, 2009 at 10:36 am

gorgeous array this morning! Love the muffin topping :)


22 brandi February 12, 2009 at 10:47 am

i loved baked goods on oatmeal – something about the two textures together is awesome.


23 Jennifer February 12, 2009 at 10:48 am

Super-looking muffin!

Kath, curious as to your weekend activities. I know you said Charlotte has much to do, but I haven’t read (or maybe you just haven’t posted) attending museums, plays, shows, cultural festivals, fairs, gallery openings, jazz clubs, etc. It seems you choose running/exercise over “doing” something (like running, then walking half an hour here or there or another 2 miles here, then yoga). Am I wrong here?


24 K February 12, 2009 at 10:55 am

Cute bowl of oats and thanks for the flax tutorial :)


25 Shelby February 12, 2009 at 11:17 am

Yum! Blackberry sounds luscious! And in your oatmeal? Even better.


26 Oh She Glows February 12, 2009 at 11:18 am

Valentine’s Day cocktail party??? Sounds FUN!!!!!! 😀

That is quite the muffin…wow.

Goodluck with your to-do’s!



27 Melissa February 12, 2009 at 11:18 am

Your hubby is such a sweetpea!


28 Missy (Missy Maintains) February 12, 2009 at 11:20 am

Yummm muffins! It looks so good!


29 Sheila | Live Well 360° February 12, 2009 at 11:25 am

Three things:

1. That muffin looks awesome, and now I am hungry.
2. I did Lunar Flow last night, by candle light and it was so relaxing.
3. Peanut butter contest and my video debut.. check it: …thought you might be intrigued. PB lovers unite!



30 Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 12, 2009 at 11:32 am

My mom’s nickname for me has always been Muffin. She always would yell at my basketball games, “Go MUFF!!!,” oblivious to any dirty connotations. Gotta love those naive parents 😉


31 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) February 12, 2009 at 11:34 am



32 Diana February 12, 2009 at 11:43 am

yummy muffin! can’t wait to read about the cocktail party!


33 Marissa February 12, 2009 at 11:49 am

Yummy muffin! Hopefully there aren’t any spiders!


34 Natalie February 12, 2009 at 11:55 am

The muffin looks delicious! I’m hooked on wheatberries too, I bake them after they’re cooked and throw them in yogurt…it adds a great crunch :)


35 Danielle February 12, 2009 at 11:59 am

Mmmmm muffins :)


36 Meg February 12, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Thanks for the flax lesson!

Beautiful muffin!


37 Sally February 12, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Good morning Kath – your breakfast looks delicious, as always! I’m curious, have you ever had your body fat percentage tested? I had mine done last night at my gym using a handheld electronic tested but I’m not sure how accurate its reading is compared to calipers or under-water methods.


38 Michelle February 12, 2009 at 12:48 pm

hi!! I wanted to stop by to thank you for being the first person and blog to inspire me to make pumpkin oats, and i LOVE IT!!!! THANK YOU!!! It’s still slightly behind my lovely frozen berry oatmeal concoctions though. 😛


39 theoddbod February 12, 2009 at 12:51 pm

i love oatmeeeul


40 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) February 12, 2009 at 1:01 pm

your breakfast looks so beautiful! its art, kath!!!!!


41 Jess February 12, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Sometimes I’m not as hungry as usual when I eat breakfast, but I eat the same amount anyway. It’s the first meal of the day and you’re bound to need those calories!


42 hk February 12, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Yummy yummy muffin tuffin :)

Yay for grind-ur-own flax!! Have a great day!


43 Brooke February 12, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Hi. I was curious about what your thoughts were on the intuitive eating book. I don’t know if you gave them in a place other than your home page which I ready regularly and enjoy. I read the book as well and although it makes good sense it is hard to put into practice. It really resonated with me when they said that a normal weight for a persons body may be heavier than their goal number. If your perfect number is not one that can be maintained without unhealthy or uncomfortable measures then what a trap and vicious cycle it becomes to try to attain it. It requires a big shift in thinking and work at changing old thoughts and patterns. Love to hear your thoughts if you have time.


44 sue February 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm

i wouldn’t mind being greeted with that in the morning! how delicious!


45 Kath February 12, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Sarah (Tales of Expansion),
That would be a coffee grinder.

Ricki ,
I probably use it fast enough, but thanks for the tip.

Elina ,
Whole seeds are cheaper (or at least they were at my store) and I believe that waiting to grind them decreases oxidation, although it’s probably a negligible amount. If you don’t have a coffee grinder, I’d just buy them ground.

Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday,
Nope. I enjoy running and my “magazine time” too much.

Jennifer ,
Your comment is illogical. Exercise and the arts are not mutually exclusive. And we just went to see a comedian this weekend (after I exercised). If you want to know more about Charlotte culture:

Sally ,
Yes, I’ve tested body fat with handheld, my scale and the Bod Pod. I don’t remember what the numbers were now, but I remember that my scale and the Bod Pod had the same reading +/- a tiny amount. The handheld thing at my gym was much more variable. Your hydration level can change those so much.

Michelle ,

Brooke ,
I owe you guys a review! It’s coming….keep reminding me! I agree with you though – it makes perfect sense but is indeed harder in practice.

Sheila | Live Well 360°,
Heading over!



46 Caroline February 13, 2009 at 1:06 am

Love that placemat!! Crate & Barrel?


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