Buckwheat + Buddha

July 15, 2010

Mornin’!

I didn’t get a full 8 hours in because I woke up too excited to go back to sleep. And our inn is a creaky old house and made noises all throughout the night :)

But much to our delight, breakfast this morning was really nice. Continental, which I’m finding I prefer to formal (buttery!) 3-course breakfasts at inns.

Here are the trays Matt and I filled:

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Lots of fruit, a carrot, raisin, walnut loaf, an apple for later, 2 cereals, 2 coffees, banana

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I had a cereal – a mix of raisin bran and homemade granola with 2% milk (a treat!!)

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The granola was AWESOME!!!!! Crunchy like grapenuts. It had almonds, sunflower seeds and a bunch of crunch, which I discovered was buckwheat. Recipe pending!! Should have it for you all tomorrow :) Can’t wait to make it myself!

I also had a handful of grapes and strawberries and half of the loaf

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And two of these! Matt’s quote: “I really like this teacup but I’d only buy it if it came with a servant to refill it for me when my two sips were gone.”

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We brought our BIKES and are off to a few appts via two wheelers!

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1 Jessica @ How Sweet July 15, 2010 at 8:21 am

I bet it will be so fun biking to check places out! I wish I lived close enough to town to bike.

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2 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg July 15, 2010 at 8:22 am

How fun that you brought your bikes! I feel like you can learn the layout of a city so much more quickly on bike than by driving!

Have a great day!

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3 Estela @ Weekly Bite July 15, 2010 at 8:23 am

I need to get my hands on that buddha bowl!!

Enjoy your day today :)

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4 Marilou @ Mostly Healthy July 15, 2010 at 8:25 am

How cute that they have trays for continental breakfast? What an upgrade too compared to hotels cereal in a box, muffin and bagels continental!

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5 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 15, 2010 at 8:25 am

I want that breakfast! What a delicious spread :)

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6 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 15, 2010 at 8:26 am

Great thinking on the bikes! That should be fun! Breakfast looks delicious. I prefer a “good” continental breakfast to really heavy formal breakfasts any day. Especially in the summer time. Buckwheat is a favorite of mine! So tasty. Have fun today!

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7 Janna (Janna's Keeping it Real) July 15, 2010 at 8:27 am

How fun! If I could bike everywhere in life on my beach cruiser…I surely would!

Good luck and have fun!

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8 Nicole July 15, 2010 at 8:28 am

Yummy food!

I have a question about your Camelback- what size/style do you carry? I’ve been thinking about getting one, but I’m not sure if I should get a 50 or 70 oz one. Plus, I don’t know what else I should be looking for! Thanks in advance!

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9 Katie @ Healthy Heddleston July 15, 2010 at 8:34 am

Those buddha bowls are super cute!! Have fun apartment hunting on your bike!

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10 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans July 15, 2010 at 8:35 am

I LOVE that you guys brought your bikes with you! I have to agree with Matt on the mugs. I need a giant tub for my tea and coffee every day!

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11 Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine July 15, 2010 at 8:35 am

Have fun checking out new places! :) I love buckwheat… never thought of it in granola, even though I used to eat the grains dry.

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12 sweetersalt July 15, 2010 at 8:37 am

Nice! I love when inns have a good continental breakfast (and really hate it when it is a bad continental breakfast!). Have fun via bike!

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13 Krystina July 15, 2010 at 8:38 am

Those berries look so fresh and delish.

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14 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) July 15, 2010 at 8:41 am

Looks scrumptious! I made a carrot cake that looks similar to that one. :)

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15 rebecca lustig July 15, 2010 at 8:44 am

buckwheat and buddha– talk about a catchy title! hah

ahh have fun with the bikes!! <3

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16 Daniel July 15, 2010 at 8:45 am

Ooh, I love buckwheat! I can’t wait for the recipe :P

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17 The Wife of a Dairyman July 15, 2010 at 8:48 am

I know what you mean about 2% milk being a treat. Before I married my hubby, I drank nonfat milk but now on the ranch we have fresh, raw, full fat milk and it’s so creamy….such a treat:) Have fun today!

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18 Wei-Wei July 15, 2010 at 8:51 am

I find that cereal never fills me up :( Maybe I’m eating the wrong kinds?

Wei-Wei

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19 Meg July 15, 2010 at 8:54 am

HAHA @ Matt – I agree ;)

What a sweet breakfast! I can’t wait til you make that yourself as well so I can use the recipe :D Have a great day Kath – best of luck!

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20 Jocelyn July 15, 2010 at 9:01 am

mmm..I drink 2 percent milk all the time. It is sooo good. My friends own a farm and all they drink = 2 percent, 3 percent..raw. They love it :) And they are so healthy, so that’s good news! lol Enjoy the day!

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21 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 15, 2010 at 9:12 am

That breakfast looked delicious!! Especially that carrot walnut loaf :-) I love when breakfast buffets have those (because they are delicious) but then also dislike it because I can NEVER have just one piece (because of said deliciousness, lol).

Good luck today :-D

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22 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies July 15, 2010 at 9:17 am

That granola sounds fantastic – I love my granola crunnnchayyy! Also that carrot, walnut, etc. loaf looks awesome!

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23 Camille July 15, 2010 at 9:17 am

Tasty looking breakfast! Have a nice day out on the bikes and good luck with the search!

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24 Heather July 15, 2010 at 9:23 am

What a beautiful breakfast. Enjoy bike riding in a new place and good luck in the search.

I love Charlottesville – what a great town!

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25 Heather (Heather's Dish) July 15, 2010 at 9:25 am

i hope you take TONS of pictures on your bikes…i bet you see some really amazing things!

good luck with the apartments!

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26 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales July 15, 2010 at 9:42 am

That’s a very impressive breakfast spread. Enjoy taking the bikes out!

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27 Marina July 15, 2010 at 9:44 am

What a great breakfast!
Good luck with the search!

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28 Sara @ myfancytuna.blogspot.com July 15, 2010 at 9:48 am

What a great looking breakfast, esp. that carrot raisin bread!

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29 Allison K July 15, 2010 at 9:50 am

Have fun! You make me want to go house hunting!

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30 Jessica @ The Process of Healing July 15, 2010 at 9:51 am

Oh gosh that breakfast looks sooo good! There’s just something about granola and milk.
Good luck today!

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31 jaclyn@todayslady July 15, 2010 at 9:55 am

Have fun on your bikes today!!!

That breakfast looks so yum! Definitely better than a heavy formal breakfast!!!

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32 Jackie (Peaces of Earth) July 15, 2010 at 10:06 am

Awesome that you brought your bikes! That’s definitely the best way to wander around.

I need to make a carrot, raisin and walnut loaf. Sounds delish!

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33 Tina July 15, 2010 at 10:12 am

I need to bike more! I can even bike to work, but I rarely do & now its 90 degrees everyday!

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34 Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! July 15, 2010 at 10:14 am

What a great breakfast! Now if only hotels could provide such nice continental breakfasts, then we’d be on to something…

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35 claire July 15, 2010 at 10:16 am

yum, I much prefer buckwheat to the flour! Sounds like a lovely bfast and I might just have to get some buddha’s now…

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36 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 15, 2010 at 10:18 am

What a fabulous breakfast for it being a continental breakfast. Have fun :)

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37 Emmanuelle July 15, 2010 at 10:28 am

Granola with buckwheat? Sounds like a yummy idea, can’t wait for the recipe!
Have a nice day :-)

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38 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 15, 2010 at 10:29 am

That bowl of cereal is just my style. I’ve recently switched to 1% milk, now non-fat seems pathetic ; )

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39 Annie @ stronghealthyfit July 15, 2010 at 10:39 am

I want those bowls!

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40 Melissa @ HerGreenLife July 15, 2010 at 10:50 am

Have fun exploring on the bikes! Bicycling (along with running) is a great way to really get a feel for a place that you just don’t get from inside a car. Hope you have nice weather for your two wheel adventures.

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41 Kate July 15, 2010 at 10:52 am

Happy House Hunting! Honestly, I’m a wee bit jealous. I love our house and where we live, but I also love the adventure of finding a new home! Have fun!

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42 Rosey Rebecca July 15, 2010 at 11:14 am

I love continental breakfasts! It really depends where you go, though. Sometimes they’re not so great. Yours looks yummy! Love those bowls!

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43 tanya July 15, 2010 at 11:28 am

Your breakfast looks so good, love the blueberries.

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44 Simply Life July 15, 2010 at 11:34 am

hope you find something you like!

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45 Carrie July 15, 2010 at 11:47 am

That looks so much better than my breakfast. Now I’m craving really buttery waffles and real maple syrup. Thanks Kath.

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46 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 15, 2010 at 11:58 am

That is a killer breakfast! I’ve never managed to score a breakfast as good as that when I’ve stayed at inns/hotels!

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47 Nelly@CrazySexyFit July 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm

That granola looks amazing! I’ll join those above in waiting with watering mouths for the recipe.

I am TOTALLY getting me some of those bowls this time around.

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48 Lea July 15, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Your breakfast look good. I like staying at hotels with breakfast included and especially ones with healthy options. Sometimes I take a extra fruits to go to snack on the rest of the day.

I’m looking forward to the buckwheat recipe, love crunchy stuff

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49 lynn (The Actors Diet) July 15, 2010 at 12:13 pm

have you ever tried kaia’s buckwheat granola? it’s my absolute favorite!

http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/lynn-highly-recommended/

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50 Laura July 15, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Love Matt’s comment! The bread looks so delicious!! Have a wonderful time on your bikes:) x

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51 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ July 15, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Can’t wait for the granola recipe. And that cup is definitely a small cup of coffee.

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52 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 15, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I’ve never stayed at a B&B, I definitely have to try it! Seems so much more fun than a regular ole hotel room. :)

Jenn

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53 Chelsey July 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm

AHAHAHAH I love Matt’s comment – it is too funny! Aren’t blueberries super yummy in cereal?

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54 Hannah July 15, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Matt’s quote is hilarious! Must say, that’s a far nicer-looking continental breakfast than most of th eones I”ve had in my life, where it’s just a banana, rice bubbles, and stale bread!

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55 Emily July 16, 2010 at 6:44 am

So strange to see my street on your blog!!! Hope you enjoyed Belmont – it is awfully hilly to bike, though!

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