Choosing Favorites

February 13, 2011

One of the hardest things about blogging [other than finding great natural light and choosing a title] is picking favorites of the hundreds of photos I take everyday.

Sometimes there are clear winners and losers

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Other times I like them all!

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Here are the ones I deemed the best in both differing perspective and content:

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Pumpkin pie SIAB!

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The Mix

  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Pinch ground cloves

–> Vita-mix away!

Toppings
  • Plain Jane granola
  • Coconut
  • Crumbled Carr’s Whole Wheat Cracker (that tastes like a cookie!)

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Matt claims to hate pumpkin, so he had a yogurt bowl for breakfast. He’s missing out!

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Wide-open spaces are calling my name!

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1 Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

Haha I love that you say he “claims to hate pumpkin.” There are a few things my Matt doesn’t like that I think he is just too hesitant and/or stubborn to try!

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2 Ella February 13, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I laughed about the “claims” to hate pumpkin too! I refuse to believe that my husband hates things that I love so I say he “claims” to hate them too :)

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3 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) February 13, 2011 at 10:32 am

THAT is like, my dream breakfast mix!!
I sometimes really struggle to pick pictures; i don’t get how a 1cm difference can make a photo so different..but it really deos!

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4 AJ @ Flowing to Fifty February 13, 2011 at 10:32 am

Congratulations on the O article! I read the mag and thought….”Wow. More oats. I wonder if Kath has seen this.” And then I read your name!! This bowl looks great. Enjoy whatever wide open spaces call to you today.

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5 Amanda (Eating Up) February 13, 2011 at 10:36 am

I’m hungry for breakfast!

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6 Richelle February 13, 2011 at 10:38 am

I think Matt is missing out. I had a big bowl of pumpkin oats this morning.

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7 Lee February 13, 2011 at 10:39 am

I served those Carr crackers at a dinner party a few weeks ago. They really do taste like cookies.

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8 Sarah February 13, 2011 at 10:39 am

I am brand-new to blogging, and your blog is one that inspired me. Congrats on making the O article!

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9 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine February 13, 2011 at 10:42 am

Choosing pictures can be SO tough! I’ve noticed that the longer I blog, the more pictures I take of each meal. It’s an issue :)

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10 Lauren at KeepItSweet February 13, 2011 at 10:42 am

Your pictures are always so fantastic it doesn’t surprise me that you have so many to choose from. Even your reject picture looks good to me:-)

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11 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen February 13, 2011 at 10:43 am

I’m the same way!! I will look at the most minute details in picture differences before making up my mind…and even then sometimes I second guess my final choice. haha Love it all!!

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12 Rachel @ Healthy Teacher February 13, 2011 at 10:49 am

My husband claims to hate pumpkin, too. Lies. Thanks again for the add to the blogroll;) Hope your wide open spaces are as refreshing as they sound.

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13 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan February 13, 2011 at 10:50 am

Haha–Yes, those three things are definitely a struggle for bloggers. Sometimes, I just want to title my posts “I Don’t Have Any Idea What to Call This”.
Your pumplin SIAB looks wonderful!

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14 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan February 13, 2011 at 10:50 am

*pumpkin*

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15 VeggieGirl February 13, 2011 at 10:56 am

All gorgeous creations to me! :D

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16 Maddie (Healthy Maddie) February 13, 2011 at 11:00 am

Matt IS missing out. Pumpkin is the best.

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17 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 13, 2011 at 11:02 am

I love that bloggers are throwing in some pumpkin here and there. I was starting to miss it!

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18 lynn @ the actor's diet February 13, 2011 at 11:07 am

aaah all your pix are so pretty! i clearly need to snap s’more before chowing

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19 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 13, 2011 at 11:08 am

It IS crazy how many pictures we take as food bloggers– my computer files are FILLED with FOOD! :-)

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20 Christina February 13, 2011 at 11:13 am

Hahaha, I struggle with this all the time, especially keeping the title short. If I bother to ask anyone, oftentimes they look at me like I’m crazy and ask what the difference is between similarly photographed pictures.

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21 Jess (Sweet Potato) February 13, 2011 at 11:13 am

Choosing a name is the hardest part of blogging for me too! You are always so creative with yours!

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22 Mimi February 13, 2011 at 11:18 am

Matt doesn’t like pumpkin? Sounds like that needs to be addressed, ASAP!

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23 Ann February 13, 2011 at 11:18 am

I am pretty new to blogging (less than a month), and finding good natural light is the hardest part! I definitely carry my food all over the house searching for it!

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24 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 13, 2011 at 11:29 am

Haha, coming up with a title or multiple times a day is the WORST part of blogging for me!! Seriously. Sometimes I sit there for a half hour thinking of a title for a post that isn’t that extraordinary, lol.

Natural light… ughhhhhhh. Even my natural light decides to not cooperate some days! Very frustrating. :lol:

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25 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 13, 2011 at 11:30 am

The reject pic is awesome! It’s like “Attack of the Killer PB!”

I always forget about smoothies in a bowl and I can actually at that right now. I see a smoothie bowl in my future for lunch!

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26 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) February 13, 2011 at 11:32 am

Looks amazing! My dietetic internship applications are due in 2 days!! Ahh

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27 KathEats February 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Good luck!!!

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28 Christine (The Raw Project) February 13, 2011 at 11:33 am

Sounds like a wonderful breakfast mix – yum! Love the reject pic, I get a lot of those too. I haven’t had a smoothie in a bowl in a long time, maybe tomorrow morning. :-)

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29 Nicki Evanovich February 13, 2011 at 11:34 am

Hi Kath –

I love all your pumpkin recipes, but I am having the hardest time finding canned pumpkin. Do you have any recommendations?

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30 Kiran February 13, 2011 at 11:43 am

Libby is the best!

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31 KathEats February 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Libby’s is the best, and I got about 16 cans in October and am still using them up just for this reason!

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32 Kiran February 13, 2011 at 11:43 am

Matt hates pumpkin??? Oh no *faints*

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33 Simply Life February 13, 2011 at 11:49 am

I love to see it still takes you a bunch of pictures to get the right ones! :)

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34 Baking 'n' Books February 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

They’re all beautiful to me.

I thought the “Vita-Mix away” saying actually said – “Vita-Mix GIVE-Away”….hah – dreaming :)

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35 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 13, 2011 at 12:10 pm

How can Matt not like pumpkin?!

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36 Tracy @ Commit To Fit February 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I haven’t always been a pumpkin fan either, but it has grown on me over the years. I think it depends what you pair it with. Your mix looks great!

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37 betty@runbetty February 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Ooh – i love those Carr’s whole wheat crackers too! They were such a fortunate accident – we bought them once to go with some cheese – that didn’t pan out so well, but they are delicious as a sweet treat!

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38 stacey-healthylife February 13, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Doesn’t like pumpkin, wow. I am so surprised. He’s missing out.

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39 kelly February 13, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I’m with Matt…no pumpkin for me!

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40 Kristina February 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm

What??? Who doesn’t like pumpkin??!???

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41 Emily @ Savory and Savage February 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I need to start adding in some pumpkin into my breakfasts – after all I do love pumpkin pie!

Lol, I never know what to title my posts – I feel ya there :-)

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42 nicole February 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I love your bowl! Where is it from?

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43 KathEats February 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm

My grandmother, but I’ve seen it in antique shops lately

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44 Katy (The Singing Runner) February 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Your pictures always look fantastic! I know how you feel about having to go through a lot of pictures for the perfect one. I may not take quite as many pictures as you, but I do take a lot of pictures daily…of the same thing. ;)

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45 Natalia - a side of simple February 13, 2011 at 1:23 pm

My very favorite picture from this post is the close-up of the spoon! It looks like a spoonful of divinity!

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46 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 13, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Choosing pictures really can be so difficult! Sometimes I’ll spend ages flipping between two photos to try to decide which one I like better.

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47 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) February 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I always end up with more pictures than I’ll ever know what to do with. Sometimes I just caught up in the beauty of the food and keep clicking away. The next thing I know my hot meal is cold! I have good pictures, though!

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48 Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 13, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Agreed!! My boyfriend’s always asking why I don’t just take one or two pictures and be done with it so I don’t have to sit there and choose. If only he knew! ;)

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49 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) February 13, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Haha! I think I give up after about 5 pictures..I can’t stand the thought of my food getting too cold, and then having to reheat it! Plus, I’m a bit impatient ;) Have fun in your wide-open spaces!!!

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50 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I get mad when I hate every single picture I have taken – but then I hate it when I love them all! TOo many to choose from!

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51 Justeen @ Blissful Baking February 13, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I can’t believe Matt doesn’t like pumpkin! Your smoothie in a bowl looks great :)

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52 Annette February 13, 2011 at 3:35 pm

my bro doesn’t like pumpkin and that makes me SOO sad! :(

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53 Katrine February 13, 2011 at 3:49 pm

LOVE your spoon!

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54 sally mae February 13, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Pretend like you are shooting with film, so you take less shots!

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55 Hannah February 13, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Sometimes I have your problem with photos, but because I have a point and shoot camera and little natural light in me home, it’s often more about finding the one or two non-blurry photos in the dozens :S

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56 Pickynikki February 13, 2011 at 6:20 pm

What would be a good substitute for the banana in your oatmeal or other recipes? :) I have a lovely allergy to bananas. Thanks! Keep up the great blog! I can’t wait to see the progress on the new GH Bakery when it begins!

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57 KathEats February 13, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Pumpkin? Mango? Apple?

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58 Allison @ Happy Tales February 13, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I bet I’d have that problem too if I had a badass camera like that… not a bad problem to have! Oh, and I can’t believe he doesn’t like pumpkin!! I think he just says that so you can have it all :)

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59 Christin@purplebirdblog February 13, 2011 at 10:42 pm

I find I’m a huge fan of the closeups shots in my bunches!!

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60 Amanda February 14, 2011 at 10:24 am

My fiance “claims” to hate things, too… but really he is too hesitant to try them, or try them a different way than he’s used to!

And that smoothie looks divine! I have a huge can of pumpkin from the fall in my pantry… I’m definitely making this soon! Thanks for sharing. :)

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61 Purely Elizabeth October 24, 2014 at 1:36 pm

I love SIABs also! They are such a great way to enjoy healthy smoothies, especially when topped with granola or other goodies. I am trying so many pumpkin recipes right now I will definitely have to give this one a try!

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