Berry Exciting

March 31, 2009

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It was :)

The Red Violin was really good. Subtitles (and it took me 15 minutes into the movie to realize I needed to turn them on!), intriguing plot, WEIRD, but very good! I got in bed just after 10 and let myself sleep until 7, when I woke up naturally. It was nice.

I came down in my Quaker Natural robe and checked emails. My plan was to do yoga, but I was hungry and I knew I wouldn’t be able to focus on yoga with breakfast calling my name. So I postponed it. Maybe I’ll do it right after this post. I definitely want to get back to daily yoga!!

I debated pancakes, but when it came down to it, oats would be so much less time and clean-up (yes, even stove-top you microwave addicts!), so I went with them. Nate would be proud! I must have had 5 different ingredients out on the counter and put back in their cabinets before I decided on a topping: Blueberries with Blueberry Vanilla Crackle Granola Plank!

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I did not cook the blueberries into the oats because I think they ruin the texture, but I did microwave them in a little bowl and add them all hot and melted on top. Perfect combo! I’m so glad I realized this berry technique because I really do like berries in oatmeal.

The Mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats + 9 grain blend, 1/3 cup vanilla soy milk, 1/3 cup+ water, pinch salt, half banana
  • 2 dried figs
  • Splash vanilla
  • Sprinkle cinnamon
  • ~1/3 cup blueberries, heated on side
  • Piece granola plank, crumbled
  • Sprinkle coconut butter
  • Spoonful of crunchy Barney Butter (wheeeeee!)

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A chandelier.

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It’s time to pick up the reigns again on my projects :yawn3:

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1 VeggieGirl March 31, 2009 at 8:23 am

Ahh, ‘The Red Violin’ – haven’t seen that film since I was in middle school!! I forgot about it, haha :-D

Looove today’s oat mix, as always!!

HANG IN THERE WITH THE PROJECTS!!

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2 tina March 31, 2009 at 8:24 am

I totally agree about the stovetop method– SO worth it!

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3 Jennifer T March 31, 2009 at 8:25 am

yea chandelier again :) the oats look really yummy, and i know what you mean about the yoga, when im thinking about other things (like um food) it’s hard to focus :P

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4 life coach jen March 31, 2009 at 8:25 am

Jeez, that first pic is total food porn! I just had my oats about an hour and a half ago and now that’s what I want for lunch, too! Ha.

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5 zestycook March 31, 2009 at 8:29 am

Kath – submit your pics to tastespotting and food gawker! Amazing

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6 Moran (The Running Addict) March 31, 2009 at 8:30 am

Grr I need to try the stove method. I am too dependent on the microwave. It does save time, though.

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7 Red Head, Yellow Dog March 31, 2009 at 8:33 am

Hello, my name’s Hilary and I am a microwave oatmeal addict.

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8 Kara March 31, 2009 at 8:37 am

The past few mornings I’ve overcooked my oats on the stove. But other than that, stove top is always better to me!

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9 K March 31, 2009 at 8:46 am

Oh Barney Butter! I miss it so :(

Your morning sounds relaxing!! Good luck on the projects!

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10 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday March 31, 2009 at 8:48 am

mmmm…I can’t wait for blueberries to be in season!!

Have a great day!

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11 Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 31, 2009 at 8:55 am

Love the chandelier coffee… I always laugh when I see that because I thought, for the longest time, that chandelier coffee was a brand that I was missing out on!

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12 Sharon March 31, 2009 at 9:01 am

Berryilicous good!

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13 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 31, 2009 at 9:05 am

Your oats are berry beautiful. YUM!

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14 Leah @ simply fabulous March 31, 2009 at 9:16 am

Looks like a great start to the day. Next time go for the oatmeal pancakes like i did today! Afterall i got the idea from you in the first place! :)

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15 Lisa March 31, 2009 at 9:17 am

Stovetop oats are so much better, taste- and texture-wise. Plus my boyfriend was the first one to make them that way for me, so they bring back nice memories.

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16 Kailey (SnackFace) March 31, 2009 at 9:21 am

My mom and I just oohed and aahed over this morning’s oats! Good luck with all the work today, Kath!

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17 brandi March 31, 2009 at 9:27 am

i love berries in oatmeal – I wish I could have really fresh ones all year round

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18 Mel March 31, 2009 at 9:30 am

I’m totally with you on stovetop oats. They are just so much creamier!

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19 Shannon (The Daily Balance) March 31, 2009 at 9:32 am

BERRY good! as always, love the photos ;) — esp the first one!

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20 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) March 31, 2009 at 9:39 am

barney butter, chandelier coffee, AND oats are all back! all is right with the world :-)

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21 Kaley March 31, 2009 at 9:40 am

There have to be SO many posts tagged oatmeal, hahah. That granola plank stuff looks delicioso!

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22 Shelby March 31, 2009 at 9:40 am

Figs & Blueberry Oats?!?! Heaven!

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23 JennyA March 31, 2009 at 9:54 am

I love the Red Violin – wonderful movie.

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24 Lindsey March 31, 2009 at 10:01 am

Mara,
I thought the same thing! lol. I laugh everytime too when I see chandelier coffee because for the longest time I thought it was a brand of coffee. :)

Kath,
The blueberries look really tasty in your oatmeal. Oh and I love Blueberry Granola Planks. YUM! :)

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25 Weekly Bite March 31, 2009 at 10:03 am

Great Picture!

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26 laci March 31, 2009 at 10:05 am

Hang in there with the projects!
I haven’t heard of the Red Violin- I will google it!
Your oats remind me of a blueberry cobbler, but with thess blues and more up side down topping! :)

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27 Erin March 31, 2009 at 10:11 am

Looks fab. Hey, where do you get your coconut butter?

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28 Sara March 31, 2009 at 10:17 am

Yum! Berry oats sound delish.

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29 Michelle Hisae March 31, 2009 at 10:18 am

Dang, you’re nonstop! Good luck with the continuation of studying. :) I can’t wait until I can go from frozen blueberries to fresh ones just as soon as the Farmer’s Markets open up again!

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30 sue March 31, 2009 at 10:31 am

mmm! hot and melted blueberries, love it!

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31 Emily March 31, 2009 at 10:33 am

Your breakfast is berry exciting!

I love the music from the Red Violin, and am a big fan of John Corigliano, one of the most fantastic composers of modern concert music. My band has played a few pieces written by his students, and they are all great!

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32 Missy (Missy Maintains) March 31, 2009 at 10:34 am

Delicious combination! I need to bring my blueberries and a plank to work tomorrow to try that! Yum!

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33 Dylan March 31, 2009 at 10:37 am

omg. your oatmeal looks SICK.
yummm. i am so cooking blueberries.
<3

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34 Biz March 31, 2009 at 10:48 am

Never heard of the Red Violin, but not sure I could convince my daughter or husband to watch a subtitled movie! :D

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35 Millie March 31, 2009 at 11:00 am

I absolutely love The Red Violin! Breakfast looks good too.

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36 Niki March 31, 2009 at 11:29 am

Your oats look very yummy! Just found your blog by way of Bobbi at NHerShoes and love your daily eats! I will definetely have to try the stovetop method for oats!!

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37 Bec March 31, 2009 at 11:30 am

your oats look amazing as usual!

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38 Run Sarah March 31, 2009 at 11:32 am

Your oats look wonderful and colourful!

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39 Danica March 31, 2009 at 11:37 am

Yum! Your oats make me think of blueberry cobbler. Great bowl today.

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40 Scoop March 31, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Hi Kath,
First off, just wanted to say, I love your blog!

That bowl of oats sure looks like a fluffy berry pancake!
At first I thought you had switched up your breakfast.

I have to eat my oats in a cup (sometimes styrofoam, egad!) at my desk at work. Not as nice, but I started adding more toppings to make it work.

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41 Kori March 31, 2009 at 12:10 pm

The Blueberry Van Granola Planks are my fav Honest Foods product!! Sadly- my local Whole Foods doesn’t carry that flavor! I’m very jealous!

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42 Lisa March 31, 2009 at 1:09 pm

The Red Violin is great! I am a violinist, and I love the movie. I also wanted to let you know that I think about you every single time I play Pachelbel’s Canon! :) I perform it regularly for weddings and other events.

The oats look amazing!

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43 NAOmni March 31, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Kevin of Closet Cooking just made some pumpkin pie oatmeal I’m DYING to try. This weekend hopefully….school’s a little too crazy right now to procure the necessary ingredients.

NAOmni

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44 hk March 31, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Mmmm berry heaven! Good luck on your projects!

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45 Victoria March 31, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Oh, I like that technique with the berries. They’re my favorite oatmeal topping in the summer, but I don’t really love them mixed either.

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46 Diana March 31, 2009 at 1:22 pm

1 word -
yum
diana

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47 Michelle March 31, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Thanks to YOUR inspiration, I’ve officially tried almond butter with oatmeal and it is absolutely AWESOME!!!!

I wanted you to know that it’s easy to throw around words like “I love your blog”, but it’s another thing to be able to INSPIRE people with your blog. For someone like me who loves food soooo much, you’ve opened my eyes (and taste buds) to a world of unchartered territory! Thank youuuuu!!!

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48 Lindy March 31, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Hey Kath,
When do you plan on revealing the mushroom pizza you made using the husband’s ww crust? I can’t wait to make it just like your pics showed in Feb.!

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49 Kath March 31, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Erin ,
It was a gift from Whole Foods, but you can get it at Amazon too (see the link above).

Niki ,
Welcome!

Lisa ,
<3 Canon :)

Michelle ,
Thank you!

Lindy ,
It just went up yesterday!
http://www.themushroomchannel.com/2009/03/30/katheats-presents-branch-out-with-green-mushroom-pizza/

Kath

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