Batter Down

October 28, 2010

Trick or Treat!

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The last of the leftover oatmeal buffet:

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Went into another blended mix

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

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For TWO bowls

Smoothie
  • ~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)
Toppings

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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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Cheers!

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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.

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2 JenATX October 28, 2010 at 8:11 am

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

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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!

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

10.80 a bag – ouch!!

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

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

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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?

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7 Kath October 28, 2010 at 8:22 am

I need to! Saturday?

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

Gorgeous fall breakfast – enjoy!

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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 :)

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10 RhodeyGirl October 28, 2010 at 8:24 am

Love the pumpkins! Happy falllll!

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11 Maddie October 28, 2010 at 8:25 am

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

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

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

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

I love the last picture. So pretty!

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

Have a great day Kath!

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15 Camille October 28, 2010 at 8:33 am

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

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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!

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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!

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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 :D 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.

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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

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20 sweetersalt October 28, 2010 at 9:07 am

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

Laura

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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: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/39867172#39867172

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22 Kath October 28, 2010 at 9:13 am

Yay craft beer!

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23 Kiran October 28, 2010 at 9:13 am

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

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

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

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

Lovely morning pics!

Have a great day!

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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!

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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!
love,
cathy b. @ brightbakes

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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!

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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).

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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 :-)

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31 Kath October 28, 2010 at 10:17 am

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

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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!

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

Kath,

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

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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!

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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.

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36 Kath October 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm

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

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37 Joanna October 28, 2010 at 10:57 am

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

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

Smoothie or blended oats- it still sounds yummy!

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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!

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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

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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!

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

i love how cheerful pumpkins are…so beautiful!

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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. :)

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44 Kath October 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm

yeahhhh..

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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!

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46 Kath October 28, 2010 at 2:35 pm

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

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47 diana October 28, 2010 at 1:37 pm

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

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

I love your pumpkins, so cute and very bright.

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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!

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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?

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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.

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52 Allie October 28, 2010 at 7:24 pm

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

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53 Hannah October 28, 2010 at 7:54 pm

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

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54 notyet100 October 28, 2010 at 8:44 pm

yummy,..

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55 Melissa October 28, 2010 at 9:07 pm

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

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56 Kath October 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm

HopefullY!

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