Back To The Future

September 21, 2009

I haven’t had to be up this early in ages (with the exception of early flights!) Guess this is foreshadowing of January’s start working full time again :)

While I got dressed, Matt made me a bowl of Chia Cottage Cheese Oats. Boy was it delicious. He had to be up because he’s now working on Mondays doing inventory so he has Saturdays off!

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Ingredients included:

Dark, dark!

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Half caf Spring Blend + Marley Coffee with half and half

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I’m off!

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1 rhodeygirl September 21, 2009 at 6:53 am

Does coconut butter add a lot of flavor or just more creaminess?


2 Rebecca September 21, 2009 at 6:58 am

I love your bowl! It’s so pretty!


3 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 21, 2009 at 6:59 am

Looks and sounds so good!


4 Morgan (lifeafterbagels) September 21, 2009 at 7:03 am

I love your K cup. I think I need an M cup!


5 Mara @ What's For Dinner? September 21, 2009 at 7:16 am

Have a great Monday, Kath :)


6 christie, honoring health September 21, 2009 at 7:20 am

Have a great day!!


7 Jac September 21, 2009 at 7:24 am

coconut butter? i’ve never heard of that! have a great day..


8 thepinkpeppercorn September 21, 2009 at 7:29 am

Looks like a fantastic way to start an early day!!


9 Brie (The Fit Bride) September 21, 2009 at 7:32 am

Mmm, coconut!


10 Recipes for Creativity September 21, 2009 at 7:39 am

Looks delicious!


11 K September 21, 2009 at 7:43 am

Hope you have a great Monday!!


12 Sarah September 21, 2009 at 7:47 am

Have a great day Kath!

I have got to try some chia 😉


13 Shannon (The Daily Balance) September 21, 2009 at 8:05 am

great start to the day, have a wonderful afternoon 😉


14 Wendy Dry September 21, 2009 at 8:22 am

I just remembered that sometime last week you made the Tofu Curry soup from Cooking Light, and I was wondering where you managed to find light coconut milk? I was planning on making it yesterday, but could only find the regular stuff at both grocery stores near my house– would it be better to go to a specialty store, perhaps?


15 Cara (Cara Craves...) September 21, 2009 at 8:23 am

That looks like one hearty bowl of oats! I’m sure that tied you over for a while.


16 Meg September 21, 2009 at 8:24 am

What a wonderful and delicious way to start the day! Have a good one!


17 Pam September 21, 2009 at 8:30 am

Enjoy your day!


18 Courtney September 21, 2009 at 8:36 am

What a nice hubby to make up the breakfast! Good luck adjusting to your early morning hours today!

Adventure in Tri-ing


19 Kat (Kat's Daily Plate) September 21, 2009 at 8:36 am

Really interesting mix of ingredients! You guys are so creative!


20 Holly September 21, 2009 at 8:39 am

have a good day kath! i’ve been working early since january, and still need to adjust :)


21 Steph September 21, 2009 at 8:52 am

How nice that your husband made you breakfast! Have a great day!


22 Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) September 21, 2009 at 8:53 am

Again, I love your bowl sets!! Makes the oats look even more yummy :)


23 Cynthia (It All Changes) September 21, 2009 at 8:59 am

It’s a strange feeling to get up early if you aren’t used to it and it isn’t for a special occassion like a trip. How sweet that Matt made you breakfast though.

I love your photos of breakfast. They look like magazine photos for “what you should eat for breakfast” kind of article.


24 Ellen @ Peace in Motion September 21, 2009 at 9:03 am

giiiiirl you have THE BEST bowls. I wish I had half of your collection.


25 Cara September 21, 2009 at 9:11 am

Agreed, your bowls and dishes are the best part of the blog! I feel like I need a china makeover…


26 Jenna September 21, 2009 at 9:16 am

matt looks like he made a great breaky for you kath!!


27 Dawn September 21, 2009 at 9:17 am

How sweet of the hubby to make you breakfast and so great that he has Saturdays off!
Have a Happy Monday!


28 skinnyrunner September 21, 2009 at 9:18 am

i like the black and white bowl with the black and white cup, so cute and artsy. what a great hubby to make breakfast!


29 Food Makes Fun Fuel September 21, 2009 at 9:20 am

I must try this coconut butter. It looks a bit more thin than peanut butter, is it?


30 Olga September 21, 2009 at 9:33 am

Your new camera is fantastic!


31 chandra h September 21, 2009 at 9:33 am

you’re a really talented photographer :) your pictures are so classy. martha stewart should hire you 😉

have a fun day!


32 Naomi September 21, 2009 at 9:41 am

looks delicious, kath! matt is such a good hubby making you a piping hot bowl of yummy oats!

have a great day!


33 [email protected] September 21, 2009 at 9:42 am

Are you still going to stick with morning workouts when you start working full time?


34 Anne [email protected] New Weigh September 21, 2009 at 9:45 am

Sounds amazing!! I love the utensils!


35 JBlue September 21, 2009 at 9:46 am

okay. totally not trying to be the barney butter police, but saw this and thought of my question last week and had to share:
what are your thoughts on this?
thanks :)


36 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries September 21, 2009 at 9:49 am

I love your blurry shots!


37 JENN September 21, 2009 at 9:56 am

You are getting to be such a good photographer! I love the last 2 pictures.


38 allijag September 21, 2009 at 9:56 am

LOVE that last picture – I think I love you looking at the pics from your new camera as much as you like taking them! :)


39 Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers September 21, 2009 at 10:11 am

It’s so nice that you & your hubby got to sit down to breakfast together in the morning – even when you’re up so early. Quality time! :) Love the pics, as always.


40 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale September 21, 2009 at 10:15 am

I was up early for work this morning too, which I wasn’t happy about since I have class tonight until 9PM! Mondays just kill me… at least I packed a tasty PB sammy for dinner!


41 Julia September 21, 2009 at 10:19 am

Hear some much about coconut butter on all these blogs…Will put in on the “i have to take this from the US to Europe next time”-list!
xxx Julia (Taste of Living)


42 Jenn (www. ) September 21, 2009 at 10:42 am

Yummy, I’m craving oatmeal like crazy this week! So warm and comforting. :)

My pics never come out that clear without flash; they’re usually blurry. 😯 Nice!



43 AnnQ September 21, 2009 at 10:46 am

Your breakfast (as always) looks super yum! :-)


44 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans September 21, 2009 at 10:51 am

I have not thought to add cottage cheese to my oats! I think I might have to give that one a go tomorrow…


45 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) September 21, 2009 at 11:04 am

What sort of flavor does the cottage cheese give to the oats? Does it make them more savory or more creamy? I’m curious! I hope your monday goes well :-)


46 Marisa (Trim The Fat) September 21, 2009 at 11:10 am

Morning is rough! I hate getting up in the dark!

Nice to have breakfast with the hubs, though!


47 Hallie (Healthy Twists) September 21, 2009 at 11:44 am

So cute that you sit down at the table to have breakfast with your honey! My boyfriend and I are really bad about that…we eat in front of the TV most of the time :-(


48 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope September 21, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Such an awesome combo Kath! Have a wonderful Monday!


49 Kath September 21, 2009 at 12:51 pm

just minimal flavor when you get some in a bite. I probably won’t be restocking when its gone.

I have no idea what grocery stores are in your area. It’s hit or miss. My Trader Joe’s and Harris Teeter always have it.

Food Makes Fun Fuel,
It’s actually half oil, half solid in my jar right now. I liked it better in the winter when it was all solid!

Thank you!

I have no idea what my schedule will be, so I have no idea! But I’d prefer AM to PM so if I can, I will.

I agree with FitSugar for the most part. It is NOT the new trans-fat though! Even transfats aren’t that bad for a person who eats healthy 90% of the time and exercises. And the amount of palm oil in Barney Butter is so negligible. I believe nut butters are the only product I eat that contains it.

Closest cousin would be cheesecake or cream cheese.



50 Janna September 21, 2009 at 2:26 pm

I need to bite the bullet and get me some chia seeds.
Those oats look yummy!

Also, just wanted to let you know about a healthy living blog I started called Just Flourishing! You can check it out at

Have a great day!


51 Hannah April 28, 2010 at 6:19 pm

When do you usually add chia seeds to your oatmeal? At the end as a topping?


52 Kath April 28, 2010 at 6:25 pm



53 michelle February 15, 2016 at 1:47 pm

I hate coconut – any substitutes you can recommend?


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