Chill The Air

October 2, 2010

Mornin’. Another pretty day here in Virginia. Tonight we are having a bunch of our new friends over for a Housecooling Party! Appropriate because it is only 46* outside!

Warm up with the basics:

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Pear Peanut Oats

  • 1/3 cup homemade Scottish oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp chias
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 pear, chopped and added at the beginning
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Sunflower butter
  • Pear Fig Jam (JUST LOVE this jam! It’s got a great thick texture)

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Vanilla coffee

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Two peas in a pod

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Bring in the fall with Breathe! My quarterly nutrition column on grains!

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Just finished watching Saturday morning cartoons a.k.a. The Office and I’m off to bake cookies!

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1 Jil October 2, 2010 at 8:04 am

Yay! great column!! It is chilllly here, too!! Brrr.


2 coco October 2, 2010 at 8:08 am

have a great Saturday Kath :)


3 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 2, 2010 at 8:09 am

Congrats on the column Kath, it looks great! It’s chilly here too and I’m supposed to be spending the afternoon out at my university’s homecoming football game. It’s my first year as an alumni and I haven’t a clue how football works, but I’m just hoping the rain holds off! Have a great Saturday!


4 Maria October 2, 2010 at 8:13 am

Good morning! It’s a hot 52’F here in Maryland 😉 I’m going to make cookies this morning too! Good luck with your party!


5 barefootgirl October 2, 2010 at 8:16 am

Congrats on the column!!

enjoy your ‘housecooling party’.. I love it!!

we are off to the corn maze after CSA those morning :).. I just LOVE fall!!!!

happy Saturday!


6 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 2, 2010 at 8:19 am

That column reminded me that I really need to try out some new grains! I’ve only tried quinoa out of all of those.

Have fun with your friends today! 😀


7 Heather October 2, 2010 at 8:19 am

Very cool column :)
Love me some Office! Sad to see this is Steve Carell’s last season :( boooo!
Have a super weekend….looks like you’re off to a great start with that brekky and “cartoon” 😉


8 Kath October 2, 2010 at 11:37 am

Whatttttttttttt!?!?!?!? NO!!!


9 Tina October 2, 2010 at 8:22 am

Whew! That’s a chill in the air. I think its mid 50s here this morning, which I love.


10 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 2, 2010 at 8:23 am

Perfect breakfast! I am enjoying my oats now! YUM! Have fun today!


11 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) October 2, 2010 at 8:32 am

That’s so cool that you got your own column!! Have a great party!


12 christina cadden October 2, 2010 at 8:39 am

Sounds like a great weekend!


13 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 2, 2010 at 8:39 am

It is so chilly here too! I love it!


14 Estela @ Weekly Bite October 2, 2010 at 8:43 am

I’m loving this cool weather :) Its perfect for baking!


15 Ashley October 2, 2010 at 8:50 am

Oh I’m freezing this morning in South GA, don’t think I could stand that temp this early in the Fall! If you are in the mood for baking this weekend check out my recipe for ICED PUMPKIN OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES! Have a great weekend!


16 Christine October 2, 2010 at 8:54 am

A party? I guess this means you are in round 3?

Those oats are super LOADED and look amazing!

Good timing on the column — just bought some wheat berries for the first time!


17 Peggy October 2, 2010 at 8:55 am

Very good read on the column! And the oats looks fantastic, as usual!


18 holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 2, 2010 at 8:59 am

Congrats on the column Kath!

I hope you made it to round 3 — have fun at your party tonight!


19 Lauren at KeepItSweet October 2, 2010 at 8:59 am

pear fig sounds good! you are on a baking roll:-)


20 polly October 2, 2010 at 9:04 am

oh KAth, isn’t it so cool to see the RD by your name at the bottom of the article? So proud of my oatmeal friend. 😀 Love and happy Saturday! Brrrrr it’s COLD here in Indiana!! Bring out the fuzzy socks.



21 Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun October 2, 2010 at 9:06 am

It’s chilly (60*) where I live too! It’s a welcome change to the 90* weather we’ve gotten all week! Your oatmeal looks scrumptious – so many different toppings! :-)


22 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes October 2, 2010 at 9:13 am

made granola with buckwheat yesterday! Best. Granola Addition. Ever. :) Your oats, as per usual, look great.
Happy Saturday,
Cathy B. @ Brightbakes


23 Rachel October 2, 2010 at 9:14 am

A housecooling party, what a great idea! I’ve never seen the magazine Breathe before but it looks like something I’d enjoy. Great column! Grains are the best!


24 Whitney @ Whitinspired October 2, 2010 at 9:24 am

haha. Saturday morning cartoons…I watch a few of those grown up versions as well :)


25 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) October 2, 2010 at 9:37 am

I am going to try making your homemade Scottish oats today!


26 Marisa @ Loser for Life October 2, 2010 at 9:43 am

I’m loving this cool weather!

Pear fig jam sounds delicious!


27 Food & Other Things October 2, 2010 at 9:59 am

Congrats on your column and good luck with the party…I’m sure it will be great! I love the Office, this week’s episode was really good!


28 Paige @Running Around Normal October 2, 2010 at 10:02 am

The column is great! nice job:) Enjoy your Saturday!


29 notyet100 October 2, 2010 at 10:16 am

feel like picking the cofee mug


30 Natalia - a side of simple October 2, 2010 at 10:25 am

Aw so happy you’re having a get together at your house! Can’t wait to see the spread 😉


31 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write October 2, 2010 at 10:35 am

You inspired me to make oatmeal now! That’s one of the nice things about being 3 hours behind you. Have a great day baking cookies and have fun tonight!


32 Jessica @ The Process of Healing October 2, 2010 at 10:43 am

You’re really making me regret not having oats for breakfast!


33 Stacey October 2, 2010 at 10:43 am

It’s pretty in NC too! While you are off baking cookies, I’ll be baking a cake! Haha 😉


34 Charmaine October 2, 2010 at 10:51 am

The column looks amazing! I would LOVE to do something like that one day!! Your food looks like a wonderful start to the day, and who doesn’t love baking some cookies. I made some the other night and they are just wonderful! Enjoy the weekend and your cooling party!


35 Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 2, 2010 at 10:53 am

I love pear in oats..I need to do that more often!


36 lynn (The Actors Diet) October 2, 2010 at 11:29 am

very cool to see you in breathe!


37 hippierunner October 2, 2010 at 11:37 am

The Office makes the best Saturday morning cartoons!


38 Melissa October 2, 2010 at 11:46 am

Great article! I was unsure how to cook all of those grains I keep hearing and reading about, but seems to be pretty much the same as the typical steamed or simmered rice. Wow, it is chilly in your area. Down here in Louisiana we are in the mid 80s.


39 Stephanie @ Laugh and Cook October 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Kath, congrats on the column! I have never heard of the magazine before, but I will visit my local Borders/Barnes and Nobles store to check it out!

I can’t believe It’s already in the 40s in Virginia! Lucky! Oh, which cookies are baking today?


40 Heather October 2, 2010 at 12:07 pm

what a fun twist on a housewarming party. I am sure it will be a huge success!


41 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) October 2, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Congrats on the column! I’m sure some “primal” eaters are cringing right about now, lol.

Your oats look scrumptious! Wish I was always in the mood for traditional breakfast foods.


42 Mads October 2, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I can’t see myself ever eating and enjoying figs, but fig jam is the best!!!!
I love love love it with crackers and cheese.

You didn’t know Steve was leaving?? :( I think he’s the glue to the show (no matter how much I love Jim, Dwight, and Creed).


43 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 2, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Great article on grains! I like to use all of those types of grains for making bread 😀


44 Marieke October 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I agree on the oatmeal and coffee combo – it’s just the best. I love waking up, having my favourite breakfast and reading food blogs. Best start of the day!


45 Meagan October 2, 2010 at 1:45 pm

That bowl is so cool!


46 Erin @ Shortcut to Bliss October 2, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I was stoked to see we are going to be in the mid-80’s over the weekend. I am so jealous of all this cool weather talk!!! I am missing the seasons*


47 Heidi - apples under my bed October 2, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Congratulations on the column – that is fantastic! Peanut pear oats look fabulous :)
Heidi xo


48 stacey-healthylife October 2, 2010 at 4:57 pm

I’m going to check out that article. I love grains. :)


49 Jamie @ Food in Real Life October 2, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Congrats on the column!! Oh and the cool morning felt unbelievable today. I love the crispness in the air :)


50 Hannah October 2, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Oooh, published again! You really are a rising superstar of nutrition :)


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