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


Other times I like them all!


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


Pumpkin pie SIAB!


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!

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


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





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!


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 :)


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!


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.


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

I’m hungry for breakfast!


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.


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.


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!


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 :)


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:-)


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!!


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.


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!


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



15 VeggieGirl February 13, 2011 at 10:56 am

All gorgeous creations to me! πŸ˜€


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

Matt IS missing out. Pumpkin is the best.


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!


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


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! :-)


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.


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!


22 Mimi February 13, 2011 at 11:18 am

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


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!


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. πŸ˜†


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!


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

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


27 KathEats February 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Good luck!!!


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. :-)


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?


30 Kiran February 13, 2011 at 11:43 am

Libby is the best!


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!


32 Kiran February 13, 2011 at 11:43 am

Matt hates pumpkin??? Oh no *faints*


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! :)


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 :)


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

How can Matt not like pumpkin?!


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!


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!


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

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


39 kelly February 13, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I’m with Matt…no pumpkin for me!


40 Kristina February 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm

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


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 :-)


42 nicole February 13, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I love your bowl! Where is it from?


43 KathEats February 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm

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


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. πŸ˜‰


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!


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.


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!


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! πŸ˜‰


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 πŸ˜‰ Have fun in your wide-open spaces!!!


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!


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 :)


52 Annette February 13, 2011 at 3:35 pm

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


53 Katrine February 13, 2011 at 3:49 pm

LOVE your spoon!


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

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


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


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!


57 KathEats February 13, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Pumpkin? Mango? Apple?


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 :)


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

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


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. :)


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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