Batter Down

October 28, 2010

Trick or Treat!

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The last of the leftover oatmeal buffet:


Went into another blended mix


But this time it wasn’t nearly the batter texture. It was definitely a smoothie instead of blended oats. Blame the proportions!


For TWO bowls

  • ~1 cup leftover whipped banana oatmeal (I used two on Monday)
  • 1 cup Stonyfield low-fat plain (I used 1/2 cup Siggi’s on Monday)
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 banana (tried to make up for less oats with more banana)
  • 1 tbsp PB flour (forgot about this until now – was not detectable)




Today’s coffee was a new sample from Guilt Free Drinks. Carbon neutral, organic, fair trade = guilt free. [They also donate 10% of profits to charity!] I tried the Medium blend today and liked it a lot. I’m a medium roast kind of girl! It was nice and smooth with enough nutty bold flavor for me. The coffee goes for $10.80 per bag. I’m thinking you can probably find coffee in stores with the same certifications for less, but this was definitely good coffee.





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1 grocery goddess jen October 28, 2010 at 8:11 am

Every time I see “ghost blood” I have to stop and think about what you are talking about. And I still find it creepy :) I love your welcoming door step, too.


2 JenATX October 28, 2010 at 8:11 am

cheers to you too! here’s to the week being almost over :)


3 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 28, 2010 at 8:14 am

yum! love the last photo with the pumpkins. i’m definitely dragging this morning – better go and get myself some coffee too!


4 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin October 28, 2010 at 8:15 am

10.80 a bag – ouch!!


5 Samantha @ Bikini Birthday October 28, 2010 at 8:22 am

I guess it costs to be Carbon neutral, organic, and fair trade


6 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 28, 2010 at 8:20 am

I’m definitely a medium roast kind of girl too — dark roast tastes too bitter for me!

When are you going to carve up those pumpkins?


7 Kath October 28, 2010 at 8:22 am

I need to! Saturday?


8 Katie @ The Boston Marathoner October 28, 2010 at 8:21 am

Gorgeous fall breakfast – enjoy!


9 Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) October 28, 2010 at 8:24 am

Your pumpkins looks so bright and colorful! They make me happy :)


10 RhodeyGirl October 28, 2010 at 8:24 am

Love the pumpkins! Happy falllll!


11 Maddie October 28, 2010 at 8:25 am

I love your pumpkins and porch steps. Both are great for photography!


12 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg October 28, 2010 at 8:25 am

I love your pumpkins!!! We still have to buy ours!!


13 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 28, 2010 at 8:26 am

I love the last picture. So pretty!


14 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 28, 2010 at 8:28 am

Have a great day Kath!


15 Camille October 28, 2010 at 8:33 am

Ahh, Halloween is so close! I can’t wait!


16 Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up October 28, 2010 at 8:41 am

Wow, $10.80? Makes me glad I’m not a coffee drinker. :) lol

Love the use of pumpkins in your pictures! Very cute!


17 Heather October 28, 2010 at 8:52 am

Love your pumpkins! I haven’t bought pumpkins this year but I did buy a lot of squashes for decoration.

I am not a coffee drinker but love the greeness of your coffee today!


18 Jessica October 28, 2010 at 9:05 am

I can’t tell in the picture, but is that bag a half pound or a full pound… and is it beans or ground? I’m always looking to try out a new coffee 😀 We’ve been stuck on a company called RoosRoast– it’s a local company (~5 miles) that roasts and flavors the beans themselves. I actually am able to buy it at the Farmer’s Market. One pound of beans is $15. I do think coffee is one of the things that you really get what you pay for.


19 Kath October 28, 2010 at 9:10 am

The one I got was a small sample bag. The price online is for a 12oz bag, I believe. You can get it ground however you want or whole


20 sweetersalt October 28, 2010 at 9:07 am

Love pumpkin shots! I’m carving mine tonight – can’t wait :)



21 Natalia - a side of simple October 28, 2010 at 9:08 am

Aw you have some great pumpkins! Are you and Matt planning on carving them? Also, yesterday morning I saw this on the Today Show and thought of you both:


22 Kath October 28, 2010 at 9:13 am

Yay craft beer!


23 Kiran October 28, 2010 at 9:13 am

I love pumpkins! Never carved any, though made many soups and desserts of it 😉


24 Allison K October 28, 2010 at 9:23 am

I love that second picture! SO pretty and fall like!


25 Estela @ Weekly Bite October 28, 2010 at 9:29 am

Lovely morning pics!

Have a great day!


26 Jessica @ The Process of Healing October 28, 2010 at 9:46 am

Great pictures! I can definitely tell the difference of the new lens!


27 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes October 28, 2010 at 10:07 am

such pretty pumpkins! and pretty pictures! You’re photography reflects your style :) Crisp, clean and energizing!
cathy b. @ brightbakes


28 Bridget October 28, 2010 at 10:11 am

Looks yummy!! Maybe you’ve written about it somewhere else, but I was wondering if you’d talk about your reasons for using 2% milk and lowfat yogurt instead of skim or fat free? Is it just taste, or is there a health reason? Thx!


29 Kath October 28, 2010 at 10:14 am

Mostly taste – I think a little fat goes a long way. I prefer 1% most of all, but HT doesn’t make a 1%. I also think that a little fat is good in the diet. I think 1-2% is a good compromise between whole milk (which I think is a bit too much fat) and skim (not enough).


30 Veggielady4life October 28, 2010 at 10:14 am

Breakfast looks lovely, as usual! Are you mostly using the 35mm lens now? Either way… your photos look great! Enjoy the day :-)


31 Kath October 28, 2010 at 10:17 am

I’ve only been using the 35 – so glad you guys have noticed!!


32 Dave @ tips4running October 28, 2010 at 10:18 am

Ghost Blood – eek! The pictures look extra sharp. I like how you are playing with the focus!


33 Kevin M Roth October 28, 2010 at 10:33 am


Hey, thanks for trying the coffee and the excellent review. I’m glad you enjoyed it and appreciate you sharing it with everyone else.


34 lynn (The Actors Diet) October 28, 2010 at 10:40 am

that coffee sounds like a really good idea for a gift to coffee drinkers!


35 Katie October 28, 2010 at 10:53 am

I used to hate peanut flour because I couldn’t taste it – but if you add just a little bit of salt, it really bring out the flavor. And I usually use 2 T for a 2-3 cup size smoothie.


36 Kath October 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I almost did that!! But I chickened out because I was afraid of oversalting.


37 Joanna October 28, 2010 at 10:57 am

Love your pictures as always. Your blog brightens my day :)


38 Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 28, 2010 at 11:13 am

Smoothie or blended oats- it still sounds yummy!


39 Alina @ Duty Free Foodie October 28, 2010 at 11:30 am

Love the doorstep pumpkin photo! We are going to be buying our first pumpkin of the year on Saturday – I am so excited!


40 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 28, 2010 at 11:40 am

That is some expensive coffee! It looks good though – still <3'ing on the oatmeal batter


41 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine October 28, 2010 at 11:49 am

Your blended oatmeal concoctions have both looked great in my opinion- such a unique idea!


42 Heather (Heather's Dish) October 28, 2010 at 11:52 am

i love how cheerful pumpkins are…so beautiful!


43 Sara October 28, 2010 at 1:05 pm

do you use that spoon even after it’s been on the ground!? haha sorry I’m so paranoid about my utensils getting dirty. :)


44 Kath October 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm



45 Dani October 28, 2010 at 1:26 pm

We’ll be carving our pumpkins tonight. Can’t wait! Do you have an email address connected to KERF? I have a question about a nutrition course I’m taking and I didn’t see it on the blog. Have a good day!


46 Kath October 28, 2010 at 2:35 pm

It’s on the Kath,RD page. Katheats at gmail


47 diana October 28, 2010 at 1:37 pm

you put milk and yogurt together? what an odd pair!!


48 stacey-healthylife October 28, 2010 at 3:31 pm

I love your pumpkins, so cute and very bright.


49 Meaghen October 28, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I love the photos of breakfast with the pumkpkins. I think pumpkins are so pretty and just add so much to photos! I too love the new lens. Your photos have this great crispness now!


50 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I’m on the hunt for a good coffee! What kind do you usually buy?


51 Kath October 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm

We’re trying all kinds of random ones. Whole Foods Fair Trade is $6.99/lb. We like it, but it seems kind of weak. Shenandoah Joe’s here is $12-15/lb and is AMAZING but not sure if that is sustainable for our budget.


52 Allie October 28, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Wow your first picture looks like a tomato or a pumpkin for real!


53 Hannah October 28, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Love the shot of the pumpkin leaf – beautiful colour and detail!


54 notyet100 October 28, 2010 at 8:44 pm



55 Melissa October 28, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Your pumpkins are perfect! Flawless! Will they have faces soon?


56 Kath October 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm



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