A Friday In April

April 1, 2011

It’s Friday already!? You’re kidding me.

It’s April already!? You’re kidding me.

Time is flying!

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After a good night’s rest, I woke up excited for Scottish oats and sunshine!

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Topped with Faith’s manna bread, this bowl was divine!

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The Manna Mix

  • 1/4 cup Scottish oats [ground steel cut oats]
  • Lots of water, splash of milk, pinch of salt
  • Half banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Blue Diamond Almond Butter
  • Coconut
  • Faith’s manna bread crumbles

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Cup half empty…

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Since I’m only drinking half a cup of coffee, I’m finding myself not as full after breakfast! It’s quite annoying. Perhaps it’s time to switch to tea. Although tea doesn’t make itself with the flip of a button like coffee does.

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1 Meg April 1, 2011 at 8:09 am

Hahaha how clever! I just read your tweet about feeling upside-down too ;)

I cannot believe it’s April either! YIKES to the MAX!!

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2 Dee April 1, 2011 at 8:12 am

I love the upside down photos! :) Your pictures are so spring-like. So pretty.

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3 JenATX April 2, 2011 at 2:10 pm

these pictures make me dizzy!

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4 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey April 1, 2011 at 8:14 am

Hilarious.
Happy April Fools Day!

Off to have some upside-down oats of my own…

~

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5 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 1, 2011 at 8:14 am

I feel like this week has taken forever, but March flew by — incredible! We only have 3/4 of 2011 left!

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6 tara April 1, 2011 at 8:14 am

Ha ha ha nice april fools!

I have a question for kath and anyone else who can help. My newborn isnt gaining enough weight so the doc said to go on a high fat diet so I start making whole milk instead of skim. Talk about backwards! What would you eat? I dont want to go overboard on protein since a really high protein diet increases the risk of sids eightfold…..I am not a yogurt or avocado fan.
Aside from evoo, avocados, and nuts…what are some other fatty foods I could eat?
Kath if you were told to do this..what on earth would you do?

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7 B & B April 1, 2011 at 8:18 am

Fish! Salmon, herring, sardines to name a few. Don’t be afraid of fat. What about yogurt? Get 2% Goat’s yogurt. It’s higher in fat and tastes great. Greek yogurt is good too but it’s higher in protein so not sure if your supposed to have that or not.

…and chocolate is always acceptable right? ;)

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8 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 1, 2011 at 8:28 am

I would say just make small changes where necessary. Full fat yogurt, cheeses, and milk – and don’t forget the ice cream!! :)

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9 Summer April 1, 2011 at 9:17 am

Infants and toddlers should always have full-fat versions of everything unless other prescribed by a pediatrician. So you could also add in whole milk yogurt and cheeses.

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10 Molly April 1, 2011 at 9:17 am

How old is your newborn? Do you know what his/her percentiles are?

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11 KathEats April 1, 2011 at 10:30 am

Sardines :)

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12 Becca April 1, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Coconut milk and oil! Also drizzle things with flax or hemp oil.

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13 Debbie April 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Tara- is your baby getting enough of the rich and fatty hind-milk? The baby doesn’t get the hind milk until after 15 minutes of nursing. The initial fore-milk is mostly carbohydrates. If you aren’t already doing so, perhaps nursing longer on one side or just nurse one side at a time to insure that your baby is getting the richer milk.

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14 Tara April 1, 2011 at 1:35 pm

He only lasts 8 minutes per side :(
He is 7 weeks and was 7 lbs 4oz at birth and is now 8 1/2 lbs
(I am seeing a LC for supply issues)

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15 Tara @ Padded Tush Stats April 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Thanks guys, keep these suggestions coming. I am stumped! The doc said burgers and french fries and that just isn’t (always) my style! I have NO idea what a typical day of a high fat, 2500 calorie diet would look like. Any thoughts?

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16 mel April 1, 2011 at 7:27 pm

smoothies for snacks are an easy way to add in cals (esp with peanut butter in them) but they don’t make you overly full!!

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17 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 1, 2011 at 8:15 am

lol, cute pics. :) Have a great Friday!

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18 Kristi @ KristiAteIt April 1, 2011 at 8:16 am

Your upside down pictures are trippy. Weird! The oats look so fluffy and delicious!

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19 Lauren April 1, 2011 at 8:17 am

Hi Kath! I am a 15 year old girl who lives in Arlington, VA. You probably don’t want to have dinner with a 15 year old and her family but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to mention it :) -Lauren

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20 B & B April 1, 2011 at 8:19 am

How is tea longer to make? Just hit the switch on the kettle? :)

I want that spoon. Looks so “back in the day” rustic.

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21 Stacy @ Every Little Thing April 1, 2011 at 8:24 am

The funny thing is, they kind of look OK upside down! haha

Happy April!

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22 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is April 1, 2011 at 8:24 am

Haahahaha, very cute!

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23 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 1, 2011 at 8:25 am

I know, right? Where is the time going? The sun is supposed to shine today, so I hope that’s a good sign.

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24 Morgan @ moments of mmm April 1, 2011 at 8:26 am

Beautiful, bright pictures! I love that spoon!

I cannot believe it is already April either! Which means back to the 90-100 degree weather for me! Ohhh Arizona..crazy how your weather changes so instantaneously.

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25 Toni April 1, 2011 at 8:29 am

I’ll take that 90 degree weather!!! I’ll trade in my cold snowy slushy crap for that ANY DAY!

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26 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 1, 2011 at 8:28 am

Haha so cute! Happy April 1st!!!

Love the coconut toppings… looks fabulous!

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27 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 1, 2011 at 8:29 am

Haha love the upside-down post! :) I’ve been feeling a day ahead of myself all day this week but I’m thrilled that it is finally Friday! I can’t believe how fast March went. Have a fabulous day Kath!

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28 Estela @ Weekly Bite April 1, 2011 at 8:29 am

Super cute post :) Happy Friday!

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29 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) April 1, 2011 at 8:30 am

Woah those pictures confuse me!!

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30 AnneWF April 1, 2011 at 8:31 am

Funny…

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31 Lesley Lifting Life April 1, 2011 at 8:32 am

I feel upside down as well!

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32 Laughter-Loving Stacy April 1, 2011 at 8:41 am

lol, cute :D

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33 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 1, 2011 at 8:44 am

No kidding about it already being April. I feel like I barely remember March! Maybe it’s because the month was so rainy and grey?

At least it’s finally sunny for the weekend! :)

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34 Justeen @ Blissful Baking April 1, 2011 at 8:49 am

Nice pictures! :)

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35 Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen April 1, 2011 at 8:51 am

I cannot believe it’s April already either! I am SO ready for it to feel like spring….NYC weather is bumming me out lately. “Wintery Mix” today – Happy April Fools Day to you too, April!

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36 Stephanie @ LiveCookLove April 1, 2011 at 8:51 am

LOL I feel like the food is just going to fall out of the bowl and same withe the coffee! Beautiful pictures as usual. I can’t stop thinking about your breakfast from yesterday morning, I think i’m for real going to make that this weekend!!

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37 Quisha April 1, 2011 at 8:52 am

Craziness. It’s April and it’s snowing here in Boston. I can’t believe March went by so quickly!

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38 Ashley @ Feeding Ashley April 1, 2011 at 8:53 am

I think there is something wrong with your blog…..:p
Breakfast looks great!

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39 Valerie @ City|LIfe|Eats April 1, 2011 at 8:57 am

Hahaha. Happy April 1.

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40 Abby April 1, 2011 at 8:58 am

Happy April Fools Day Kath!

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41 chloe@ 321delish April 1, 2011 at 9:02 am

The green on your bowl look like green beans! I though that’s what they were when I first looked at this post. I think I need another 1/2 cup of coffee!

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42 Donna April 1, 2011 at 9:11 am

Your photos are beautiful even upside down :)

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43 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 1, 2011 at 9:14 am

Two things:

* You’re oats always look incredible
* I got a little dizzy reading your post.

Too cute!

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44 Erin (Travel Eat Repeat) April 1, 2011 at 9:17 am

Your oats still look delicious, even upside-down.

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45 katy April 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

HAHA. I love the upside down pictures. so fun! I can’t believe it is april 1st – i’m not sure where the last few months went!

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46 Amelia April 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

This post wanted to make me turn my laptop upside down. ;) Where has the year gone? Before you know it, summer is going to say hello and whiz by!

Can you find any local decaf coffee that you can blend with your caf blend so you still get caffeine but drink a full cup?

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47 Stacey April 1, 2011 at 9:21 am

Cute post perfect for April Fool’s day. I can not believe we are alredy 1/4 through 2011 already! I feel like it was just New Year’s!

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48 Anne @ Baking Me April 1, 2011 at 9:23 am

Happy April Fools Day! Love the pictures :)

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49 Camille April 1, 2011 at 9:28 am

I’m digging the upside-down photos :)

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50 Ashley (The Vegetable Life) April 1, 2011 at 9:34 am

Love the upside down oats!

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51 Sarah R April 1, 2011 at 9:36 am

Those pictures are totally throwing me off and I found myself tilting my head to see what they looked like right side up!

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52 Heather (heathers dish) April 1, 2011 at 9:42 am

Ha! Photos totally threw me off…they’re still beautiful upside down too!

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53 jenna April 1, 2011 at 9:49 am

fun april fools post…left me a bit dizzy.

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54 jenna April 1, 2011 at 9:50 am

and hungry

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55 Felicity April 1, 2011 at 9:52 am

How ’bout drinking Pero with breakfast?

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56 Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day April 1, 2011 at 9:58 am

I can’t believe it’s April.. we are getting tons of SNOW here in New Hampshire uuuggghh

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57 Samantha April 1, 2011 at 10:18 am

We have an insta-hot water tap and I love it so! Maybe you could buy yourself one of those plug in water pots. They heat super fast!
Happy spring!
XO

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58 Hope April 1, 2011 at 10:21 am

I love the upside down pictures! So cool looking!

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59 Katy (The Singing Runner) April 1, 2011 at 10:37 am

Haha! Cute post! :D

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60 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine April 1, 2011 at 10:44 am

I love tea!! I drink it every morning instead of coffee. I’ve got it down to a science, so I know exactly how long it takes the water to boil, then I pour it and let the teabag sit while I finish making my breakfast. I feel like you’d get the system down pat in no time!

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61 Katie April 1, 2011 at 11:07 am

Upside down kind of day ; ) well no april fools jokes on this post! A lot of bloggers did one, I didn’t , I couldn’t think of any ; )

Happy Friday! I love the bowl too!

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62 Allison @ Happy Tales April 1, 2011 at 11:09 am

I cannot BELIEVE it is April, either!!! Sheesh almight… we’re already into month 4 of the year?! CRAZY!

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63 Parita @ myinnershakti April 1, 2011 at 11:09 am

I only caught onto the upside down pics with the coffee pic…clever! It looks beautiful where you are. Can you send some spring like weather up to the NE?! Thanks!

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64 Tracy April 1, 2011 at 11:18 am

Reading this post made me dizzy!! LOL

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65 Katherine: Unemployed April 1, 2011 at 11:18 am

great recipe and love the trippy pics

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66 Namaste Gurl April 1, 2011 at 11:27 am

I’m with you- where has winter gone? I’m still singing “Jingle Bell Rock”, and trying to face the fact that christmas season ended four months ago :)
Happy day!

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67 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy April 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Now I have “Jingle Bell Rock” in my head!

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68 Rachel @ The Avid Appetite April 1, 2011 at 11:33 am

Your photos are making me crave spring so much, but it’s sleeting right now in NYC! Argh!! Beautiful, yummy pics as always!

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69 Natalia - a side of simple April 1, 2011 at 11:39 am

These pictures definitely made me a bit dizzy, not gonna lie. I’m feeling the Easter theme with the place setting, though!

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70 Melissa April 1, 2011 at 11:41 am

Tea actually really does help me feel full! I just run the water through an empty coffee maker and the steeping takes care of itself! Not so tough ;)

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71 Kelley April 1, 2011 at 11:48 am

Very cute! You’re so creative. :)

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72 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy April 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Like the upside down effect! And that bowl!

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73 Karla April 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm

That gave me total motion sickness.

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74 leatitia April 1, 2011 at 12:23 pm

What about a glass of water while cooking your oatmeal? It might help!

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75 Susan (Oliepants) April 1, 2011 at 1:09 pm

What a perfect post for the beginning of April! :)

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76 Cindy April 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm

I’m loving that background!

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77 Ellie@fitforthesoul April 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I felt upside down when I woke up this mornin’ just like that bowl haha! I love the mat design and the slight peek of the outdoor view overall–CVille just seems like a beauuuutious place full or nature :)

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78 Amanda (tomboy that wears makeup) April 1, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Yummy and pretty food pictures

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79 Sandy April 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Thought of this with your half full cup. May want to reconsider the size of your cup.

To the optimist, the glass is half full.
To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.
To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

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80 KathEats April 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Well you might notice that most days I write “cup half full” but since it was upsidedown I wrote half empty on purpose!

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81 Hilary April 1, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Fun upside down pics….very April 1 appropriate!

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82 Emma (Namaste Everyday) April 1, 2011 at 6:32 pm

tea isn’t too much of a hassle! Just keep the bags and mugs RIGHT near the kettle. I also keep the kettle full so that I just have to turn on the heat! Sort of gross, but it boils, right?

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83 lynn @ the actor's diet April 1, 2011 at 8:58 pm

reminds me of my favorite disney cartoon – alice in wonderland!

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84 Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous April 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Love the upside down photos…I was totally confused at first…took me a few minutes to remember it was April Fools :)

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85 Em April 1, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Hello! Something that may speed up your tea making: place the tea bags in the filter basket (I usually do one bag per two cups) and run your coffee maker as usual…hopes this helps with your coffee conundrum :)

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86 Kat @ Cupcake Kat April 1, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Love it! Upside Down Oatmeal- a new April Fool’s Day tradition

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87 Ori April 2, 2011 at 8:47 am

Just run your coffeemaker without putting coffee grounds in it…..in the morning you’ll have a pot of hot water to pour over a tea bag.

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