Breakfast Spokes

August 24, 2011

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Morning friends!!!

Cool dawn = hot breakfast!

Another tilt-a-whirl Salsabol (now available!) filled with Coach’s Oats, banana, chia seeds, milk, water and some great toppings: Cville Cluster crumbles, Trader Joe’s Fig Butter (AMAZE!) and Barney Butter!

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Loving my new bike mug!!

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[Biker’s rights!]

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I’m working all day today so that Matt can come home and take a break. And I’m already late!

Bike bike bike bike bike.

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1 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio August 24, 2011 at 7:38 am

My bowl of oatmeal looked awfully similar this morning, woop woop! Enjoy your bike ride! I took a killer spin class this morning, it was AWESOME!

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2 katie @KatieDid August 24, 2011 at 7:42 am

i LOVE the mug, I’m glad you showed it in better light than before. I’m on the hunt for a t-shirt like that linen. I love biking :) Have a good one!

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3 Sally Anne @ PaleoRunnerGirl August 24, 2011 at 9:41 am

Ditto on the mug! It is super cute! Target has a “I love my bike” shirt but it is BRIGHT pink and definitely not linen!

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4 Ellie@fitforthesoul August 24, 2011 at 10:06 am

OooOO a t-shirt sounds so cute!! I’m sure there are plenty of cute ones like that design ;)

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5 kaila @ healthy helper! August 24, 2011 at 7:43 am

i’m having some hot oats today too in honor of the cool weather! can’t wait cause I haven’t had them ALL summer!

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6 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 24, 2011 at 7:44 am

Love the cute tilt-a-whirl bowl again and LOVE the fact that oats are coming back!!

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7 Lisa August 24, 2011 at 7:46 am

I’ve seen that mug. Very cool. :)

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8 Hillary August 24, 2011 at 7:46 am

I found the fig butter at TJ’s last week, and I literally needed to pull myself away from it. I’m afraid that, if I buy a jar, it’ll be gone in under a day ; )

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9 Rachel August 24, 2011 at 7:48 am

Your fig butter +Barney Butter looks like a team logo. (TP) :)

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10 vanessa August 24, 2011 at 7:49 am

yay for the portlandia shout-out! where did you find your mug? i’m really enjoying the cool air and long shadows of these late summer mornings. definitely my favorite time of year!

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11 Molly @ RDexposed August 24, 2011 at 7:50 am

I would like Andy Schleck to bring me coffee in that mug tomorrow morning.

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12 Cait's Plate August 24, 2011 at 7:52 am

I LOVE the mug – I feel like I’ve seen it somewhere. Fishes Eddy maybe? Regardless it’s adorable. My breakfast post title was a result of my mug/bowl as well – haha.

Fig butter sounds just incredible – I don’t know that I’ve ever even seen it but I’m definitely going to look harder next time I’m there.

Have a wonderful day at the bakery – tell Matt I’m happy for him that he’s going to get a rest! Haha

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13 Baking N Books August 24, 2011 at 7:56 am

You need a smaller bowl – the oatmeal doesn’t fill it up!

Cute mug.

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14 Cassandra August 24, 2011 at 8:01 am

Omg. That Portlandia clip made my morning! haha

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15 Holly @ The Runny Egg August 24, 2011 at 8:01 am

I love the shape and color of that bowl — it is adorable!

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16 Kerry August 24, 2011 at 8:02 am

Yum that breakfast looks amazeballs! The best thing about cooler weather is nice warming breakfasts

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17 Cait @ beyond bananas August 24, 2011 at 8:03 am

Get thOse feet a pedling

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18 Rebekah @ Medicine, Munchies and Movement August 24, 2011 at 8:03 am

The bike mug and placemat are the cutest ever! I’ll be looking to try Barney Butter next time I’m in the States :)

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19 Kelsey @ My Search of Summer August 24, 2011 at 8:03 am

I want those bowls so bad! And that mug is adorable :).

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20 Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life August 24, 2011 at 8:13 am

I love the color red of that bowl! It reminds me of cooler weather and Fall that is right around the corner!

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21 Danielle August 24, 2011 at 8:14 am

I just bought the TJs Fig Butter last weekend– LOVE IT!! In order of “in love-ness”:
1. TJs Pumpkin Butter
2. TJs Fig Butter (but its a close call for #1 or 2)
3. TJs Honey Apple Butter
4. TJs Mango Butter (disappointed)

Yes, I obsess over these.

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22 Julie August 24, 2011 at 11:40 pm

I was going to ask how the fig butter was in comparison to the mango butter because I was pretty disappointed with it too. I have been adding a little to my plain yogurt to get rid of it and it’s not happenin’. Thanks!

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23 Danielle August 25, 2011 at 2:38 am

The fig butter is definitely much thicker than the mango (which I found pretty drippy), so be ready for a consistency change. But if you like figs you will love the taste for sure!

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24 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 24, 2011 at 8:17 am

Fig butter sounds awesome! I am currently loving fig infused vinegar (not on oats of course!) and now that I know fig butter exists I might have to track down some of that too!

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25 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 24, 2011 at 8:19 am

I had no idea TJ’s had FIG butter! I need to make a trip to get that today. I bet it would be incredible with some PB toast.

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26 Sara @ Real Fun Food August 24, 2011 at 8:19 am

I can’t wait until I’m settled down back in the US and can buy tons of cute dishes like yours. So jealous every day!

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27 Meaghan O'Connor (My Spoonful of Inspiration) August 24, 2011 at 8:20 am

Your mug, tablecloth, and bowl are all so picture-esque! :) Have a fun day at the bakery!

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28 Chandi August 24, 2011 at 8:20 am

I LOVE the placemat!!! Where did you get that? Will it be available on Open Sky?

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29 KathEats August 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm

It’s a towel from Oh Little Rabbit’s Etsy store. Not in OpenSky :(

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30 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews August 24, 2011 at 8:24 am

A hot breakfast is perfect on a cool morning!

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31 The Purple Carrot August 24, 2011 at 8:25 am

Fig butter sounds delicious!

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32 Hannah August 24, 2011 at 8:33 am

I’m so excited. If it’s getting cooler where you are, then it’s getting warmer here. WOOOOT! :P

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33 Angel7 August 24, 2011 at 8:36 am

I have never heard of Fig Butter. I will have to get some, because our daughter would probably love it.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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34 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) August 24, 2011 at 8:39 am

Working all day with ME! Woohoo!

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35 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy August 24, 2011 at 8:44 am

Love the cute bowl! Have a great day of work!

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36 Amy @ The Whole Sweet Scoop August 24, 2011 at 8:44 am

I love fig butter! Never thought of putting it in my oats though- so good!

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37 Khushboo August 24, 2011 at 8:51 am

I never normally notice ‘bowls’ but I love yours!!…almost as much as the contents ;)! I actually had the exact same breakfast but strawberry fruit preserves instead of fig butter!

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38 Amy Pea August 24, 2011 at 8:57 am

Glad to hear y’all (including the bread) are okay up there after the Earthquake.

Still waiting on your BIG news…was hoping to see it this morning. But! Something to look forward to.

Fig butter? You are always giving us interesting (and new to some of us) ingredients…thank you! TJ’s is coming to Texas soon…can’t wait!

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39 Cathy August 24, 2011 at 11:09 am

TJ’S coming to TX? Dallas or Houston?

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40 Amy Pea August 24, 2011 at 11:15 am

Dallas first…sadly, Dallas seems to always get stuff first. Houston (where I am) gets no love!

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41 Cathy August 24, 2011 at 11:17 am

Go figure. I hear so many good things about TJ’s. Hope they come here soon. ( i’m also in Houston)

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42 Lindsay August 24, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I’m in Houston too and have been doing a countdown for TJs. Everytime I go back east to visit family I stock up. I am waiting for a Whole Foods in the Clear Lake area!

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43 Cathy August 24, 2011 at 1:27 pm

The closest WF is Sugar Land. I go to WF on Bellaire. New store in Montrose.

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44 KathEats August 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Big news probalby coming tomorrow. It needs a thought-out post!

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45 Cathy August 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm

i’m holding my breath Kath!!!

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46 Liz August 25, 2011 at 1:29 am

Me too! :)

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47 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 24, 2011 at 9:00 am

Love that mug too. New mugs always make me excited for my morning coffee :)

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48 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) August 24, 2011 at 9:09 am

I NEED that fig butter! I love figs, and I especially love the cute packaging of all TJ’s fruit butters :)

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49 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey August 24, 2011 at 9:16 am

Love that mug. I used to b*#@h and moan about bikers (yep, true – but you know how it is in Charlotte. no great bike lanes, and thus they are always in MY way in my car)… but, I just spent last week at the beach, and on a bike. We tooled up and down the island each and every day. I loved it. Nothing fancy, and certainly not done for sport; but we must have covered over 30 miles in just a few days, without even trying.

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50 Erica August 24, 2011 at 9:16 am

I’ve been buying this fig jam from our indoor farmer’s market and I absolutely love it. I might need to drive the 50 miles to TJ’s to try their version though!

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51 april August 24, 2011 at 9:19 am

I know you get asked this a million times-but I have looked for the answer & cant find it:(

How tall are you?

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52 thelittlewife August 24, 2011 at 9:40 am

(sorry to answer for you Kath.) 5’2″ I believe.

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53 Mom August 24, 2011 at 9:53 am

Yep.

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54 KathEats August 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm

This is true

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55 Reading (and chickens) August 24, 2011 at 9:29 am

Yes, WHERE did you get that mug? I MUST have it, or…or…I will…not have it.

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56 KathEats August 24, 2011 at 1:05 pm

A blog reader gave it to me – see my HLS post from Friday night

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57 lynn @ the actor's diet August 24, 2011 at 9:32 am

ha – my last blog post was all about the tj’s fig butter being out when i went to look for it. YOU’RE TORTURING ME!!!!

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58 lisa @ early morning run August 24, 2011 at 9:44 am

Is that mug from Fishs Eddy? I just got the same one for my Dad from there! It’s so super cute, I love it! Looks like a great breakfast to start the day!

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59 Ashley@MyFoodNFitnessDiaries August 24, 2011 at 9:53 am

Another one of those awesome bowls… I like the red color too! Hmm I might just have to buy them all. ;)

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60 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 24, 2011 at 10:02 am

That mug really is pretty cool. You’re a really good photographer, is photography something you did before you started blogging, or is it a talent that you developed from having a blog? All my blog photos are from my iPhone… Maybe I’ll ask for a new camera for Christmas if my blog is successful! (already asking for a garmin for my birthday… haha).

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61 KathEats August 24, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Thanks!! I’m self-taught from 4 years of blogging 3 times a day. I guess practice makes better!?

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62 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 24, 2011 at 10:24 am

I love the bike patterns! To cute :)

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63 Carrie @ Nutrition By Carrie August 24, 2011 at 10:42 am

Fig butter? Oh no…I’m in serious trouble! I’m at this very moment eating some TJs pumpkin butter on toast. I think I bought two dozen jars last fall. (No, I’m not kidding.) I love fig jam, so I am going to get myself to a TJ’s stat for some fig butter. (Sadly, I was not a fan of the mango butter. The jar I bought is languishing in my fridge.)

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64 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List August 24, 2011 at 10:54 am

Good wife!! Letting hubby rest!

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65 Danielle @ weightsandmeasures August 24, 2011 at 10:56 am

I love that mug!

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66 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 24, 2011 at 11:07 am

mmmm yumm!

Love the mug!

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67 The Healthy Engineer August 24, 2011 at 11:16 am

I think I’m gonna have to start making oatmeal now that I have no meal plan at college. The problem is that I’m too lazy:(

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68 Ashley August 24, 2011 at 11:40 am

I love + NEED that mug. :) hehe Might have to grab some fig butter next time I’m in Ohio!

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69 Sonya August 24, 2011 at 11:53 am

I bet crackers, Manchego or a spreadable cheese and TJ’s Fig Butter would go great together! Whole Foods sells a fig spread that is sweeter and not as fig-y and costs double!! Another win for TJ’s!

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70 bitt August 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I tend to be out SPOKEn (I’ll go with the theme) but what is it with the love of nut butters (not just you, lots of others) that have so much added sugar and oil to them? Why not just go with a plain variety? Seems like excessive non nutritional additives put in there. I would love to hear your thoughts as a dietician. Knowing full well you use it as a condiment in small portions.

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71 KathEats August 24, 2011 at 1:06 pm

You said it yourself – it’s just a condiment. I don’t think twice about using ketchup with HFCS in restaurants either. Additionally, the ratio of sugar + oil to peanuts is very very small so it’s even less than the nut butter as a whole. I really enjoy all the flavor varieties – I’d get bored eating the same nut butter everyday and I like using them for a good source of fats in my breakfasts.

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72 Lynda @ healthy hoboken girl August 24, 2011 at 12:49 pm

So glad you’re enjoying the mug!!! I’m riding my bike today too!!

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73 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled August 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Totally agree that the TJ’s fig butter is fantastic. I put it on a tortilla with some blue cheese (saw the combo as an appetizer once) and it was amazing. It’s got to taste better in that bowl. Love!

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74 Dee August 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm

oh em gee. fig butter? crap. must get to TJ’s soon!

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75 allpointswhole August 24, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Oh my gosh…looks so good!

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76 Lynda @ healthy hoboken girl August 24, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Lots of great mug talk…yes, it is from Fisherman Eddie’s in NYC!! I saw it and thought Kath must have this!! It’s super cool!

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77 Amanda August 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I’ve recently started using chia seeds, and am wondering…do you just put them into your oatmeal whole? Or do you grind them somehow? And do you put them in while it’s cooking, or at the end? My little guy doesn’t seem to like their texture, so I’m thinking of trying to grind them…

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78 KathEats August 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Yep whole! But grinding works too

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79 Shari August 24, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Fig butter???!!!! I’m at TJ’s weekly…I’ve never seen this! Is this a recent purchase? Can’t wait to try it!

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80 Julie August 24, 2011 at 11:42 pm

I just bought a bike! I was inspired by the fact that you rarely drive and spent $0 on gas (a few posts ago). I try to bike for entertainment and would love to conquer commuting if it weren’t for so many freeway overpasses – do you just walk your bike? I’ve always heard wayyy too much about people getting hit by cars, but I suppose that’s because I live in Southern California. Eek.

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81 KathEats August 25, 2011 at 8:42 am

We don’t really have freeway overpasses here in Cville, so that makes it easier! I would never have ridden on the roads in Charlotte – crazy traffic. This is one reason we wanted to move to a smaller city. Cville is very bike friendly, but other cities – not so much.

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82 Namaste Gurl August 25, 2011 at 12:01 am

Super cute biking mug AND towel– love the biking theme going on :)

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83 Cherie August 25, 2011 at 4:11 am

Wooh! Im glad to be seeing oats again!

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84 Kim August 25, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Where did you get the amazing bike mug? I must have it :)

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