A Whole New World

May 10, 2012

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Me via G-chat: "Going to make breakfast now…..we have sun!!”

Mom: “Oh good. You will like it! We got ours back two days ago.”

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Like it, I do!

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Big bowl of whipped banana oatmeal with cottage cheese, cinnamon and vanilla topped with almond butter, coconut and chocolate covered sunflower seeds. Quite the happy breakfast today!

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I made a half cup of oats instead of 1/3 today because I was feeling extra hungry. Loved every bite!

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Served with hot tea. Why is it that rain goes with warmth and sun goes with cold? Can’t wait until everyday is sunny + warm.

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1 Krissy @ Shiawase Life May 10, 2012 at 8:01 am

Festive breakfast! :D Happy Thursday, Kath! :)

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2 Sana May 10, 2012 at 8:02 am

The sun is here in bmore!!!

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3 Andrea May 10, 2012 at 8:02 am

That is one pretty bowl of oats! :) Have a sunny day!

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4 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 10, 2012 at 8:07 am

I’m glad you’ve gotten the sun back, isn’t it lovely!!!

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5 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 10, 2012 at 8:07 am

yay for the sunshine!! it’s been sunny here all week, and i’m just loving it. i would be happy if it never went away. :) isn’t it crazy how much of a difference 1/2 cup of oats vs 1/3 cup of oats makes? i do the same thing when i’m feeling extra hungry and it always seems like there’s SO much more oats that i would expect.

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6 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! May 10, 2012 at 8:19 am

Sun makes everyday better and brighter (literally!).

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7 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 10, 2012 at 8:20 am

We got our sun back today too after 3 days of rain. Yay! Your little sunflower seeds always remind me of mini Easter eggs. Have a great day Kath!

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8 Sarah @ Fresh Living May 10, 2012 at 8:23 am

Glad to hear you have the sun back. It’s still overcast in London! I love the colors of your breakfast today – the food, the bowl and the mug. Enjoy the sun!

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9 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 10, 2012 at 8:23 am

I was so glad to see the sun today too! It makes for a much more pleasant day when it’s bright and sunny outside! Enjoy it! :) Your breakfast is very festive today! I love the pastel colors.

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10 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 10, 2012 at 8:26 am

Looks like we will get some sun in NY too, I am very happy :) I can have my lunch outside today!!! Have a nice day!

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11 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 10, 2012 at 8:33 am

Yay for the sunshine! I do love me some rain but it’s definitely nice after a few days for the sun to pop back and say hello. :)

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12 Antonia @ healthinspirations May 10, 2012 at 8:34 am

I wish it was sunny in the UK. It’s been raining pretty much every day for the last 3 weeks. I’m starting to think summer is never going to happen here! Enjoy the sun :)

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13 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings May 10, 2012 at 8:38 am

So festive! Enjoy your sunshine :)

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14 Leah May 10, 2012 at 8:39 am

When you make 1/3 cup oats, how much liquid do you add? I’ve always just done what the box says–1/2 cup oats and 1 cup water/milk.

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15 KathEats May 10, 2012 at 8:43 am

2/3 water, 1/3 milk for soupier, equal parts for thicker

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16 Laura Lea@ Beanie Bumbles May 10, 2012 at 8:58 am

I feel like we are sun kindred spirits–I am a completely different person when the sun is out and its warm! It just makes life so much better!

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17 KhushbOo May 10, 2012 at 8:58 am

I just tried chocolate covered sunflower seeds and I am hooked!

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18 Cait's Plate May 10, 2012 at 8:58 am

I know – it’s the same here. It finally stopped raining but it is chilllly. I’ll take it for now though…I’m sure I’ll be wishing for these days in the dead heat of summer!

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19 Lynn @ the actor's diet May 10, 2012 at 9:00 am

People always think living in LA you take sunshine n warmth for granted. I’m here to affirm it never ever gets old.

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20 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) May 10, 2012 at 9:00 am

No sun is upstate NY! Maybe you could share the wealth and send some up here ;)

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21 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio May 10, 2012 at 9:06 am

Yay for sunshine!! Enjoy this beautiful day!

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22 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 10, 2012 at 9:08 am

Looks like a celebatory breakfast! Yeah for sun…we had a bit of both yesterday…looks like the sun is trying to sneak past the clouds as I write but the air still has a bit of a nip in it today. It could still be a coat day.

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23 Erica May 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

Yayyyy for sunshine! I love those little chocolate covered sunflower seeds. I purchased a bunch of red and green ones for Christmas….and we’re still making our way through them! Luckily the bags close really well and they don’t expire quickly!!

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24 Annette @FitnessPerks May 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

That is a bright bowl! I can’t stand chocolate for breakfast thought-I’d prob throw up. But those do looookkk tasty ;)

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25 Christine May 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

Such a cute quote “Oh good. You will like it!” Yes, I like the sun too ;)

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26 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 10, 2012 at 9:27 am

Such a pretty bowl!! Colorful food tastes better. :)

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27 Yussy Glitziepixie.com May 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

Yummy festive colorful bowl! Great idea for a healthy breakfast in bead for a birthday or mothers day! :)
Where did you get the chocolate covered sunflower seeds?! They look gooooood!!!!

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28 KathEats May 10, 2012 at 9:57 am

A baby shower gift favor

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29 Rob May 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

How does your rain chain hold up during heavy rain storms? Thinking about adding one to my house and am curious how it handles heavy rain storms versus traditional gutter down spouts. Thanks, long time reader first time commenter

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30 KathEats May 10, 2012 at 9:57 am

So far, so good

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31 Charlotte May 10, 2012 at 9:44 am

Love the happy choc covered sunflower seeds! The reason that rain goes with warmth and sun goes with cold is because the cloud cover actually holds the warmth in kind of like a blanket, and a clear sky allows it to escape! Its still raining in the northeast, but that’s ok for me today because I need to stay in and study! Looks like more sun’s coming to us tomorrow :)

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32 Yussy Glitziepixie.com May 10, 2012 at 9:44 am

*in bed!!! Breakfast in BED! Lol

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33 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner May 10, 2012 at 10:00 am

What a gorgeous bowl! That would certainly brighten anyone’s morning. Looks like a lovely day all around, even here in Wisconsin.

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34 Jasper {crunchylittlebites} May 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

send some sunshine down here please :)

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35 Laura @ She Eats Well May 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

I LOVE that bowl. It’s so pretty and Anthroplogie-like!

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36 KathEats May 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

That’s where it’s from :)

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37 Amanda @ flecksofgreen May 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

When I first saw your post, I immediately began singing “A Whole New World” from Disney’s Aladdin! I also had a question about using a rice cooker for oats; what are the advantages to making them this way? Is it faster or less time consuming? Thank you and enjoy your sunny day!

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38 KathEats May 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

It just means there’s less hands on in the morning. And it’s easy to take out one portion and leave another portion for a sleeping partner. But the clean up and prep time are about the same.

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39 Amanda @flecksofgreen May 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Oh, okay. Thank you–I just might have to get one!

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40 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

coconut and chocolate covered sunflower seeds are a great way to start the day!

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41 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles May 10, 2012 at 11:30 am

I love your colorful oatmeal! Happy sunshine day!

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42 Deirdre @ Oh Well Whatever.com May 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm

That bowl is beautiful, enjoy your sunshine!! ; )

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43 Stephanie @ My Freckled Life May 10, 2012 at 12:12 pm

You breakfast looks so springy – I love it!

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44 Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats May 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Seriously!! I was so glad to see the sun today but when I stepped outside I was freezing! What’s the deal weather??

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45 Angel7 May 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Hopefully, the chocolate covered sunflower seeds brightened your day :)

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46 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Very colorful!

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47 robin May 10, 2012 at 9:35 pm

cute eats:)

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