Delicious Start

August 30, 2009


I’ve had a delicious day so far!

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Great Harvest Morning Glory Muffin

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Trader Joe’s PB restocked! And Polly‘s PB stirrer! (I don’t know where she got it, but it’s awesome for new jars)

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Mara‘s Peruvian coffee!

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+ Gossip Girl Season 1 Finale

= utter bliss!!

Oatmeal contained:

  • 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup vanilla soy milk, 1/3 cup water
  • Pinch salt, splash vanilla, 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Morning Glory muffin
  • TJ’s Salty Peanuts
  • TJ’s crunchy PB

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Sadly I could only eat about 75% of this. I just got too full. I could have easily stuffed down the rest, but I made a point not to out of intuitive eating practice.

French press froth. I read the other day that the grounds produce little bubbles that creates the froth:

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That’s the magic of French press.

Coffee makes me full, which is one reason why I love it.

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Today’s agenda is wide open. I do have some work to do, but it can wait, so there’s no urgency. I was thinking about going to a hot yoga class at a new studio, but for the sake of saving ~40 minutes of commuting time, I’m reconsidering to a podcast in my living room. I NEED yoga today after 2 days of hard exercise and some tense shoulders.

See y’all for lunch!

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1 Daria (Summer of the CSAs) August 30, 2009 at 8:53 am

I have the same PB stirrer and I love it! I got it here:


2 MarathonVal August 30, 2009 at 9:03 am

You always rave so much about your French press…. I recently switched from instant (awful, I know, I’m sure you are cringing!) to making it in a coffee maker but I’m wondering what the difference is between that, and the french press?

You make it sound SO wonderful than I’m wondering if I should give it a shot :)


3 Susan August 30, 2009 at 9:05 am

I STILL have to try crumbling a muffin on my oatmeal. I’ve got to get on that!! Coffee fills me up too, except I can’t drink it with a hot bowl of oats or else I break into a sweat 😛 So it’s always my “breakfast dessert” 😉 Enjoy your Sunday!


4 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope August 30, 2009 at 9:14 am

I love how thick that oatmeal is! Looks so good! Have a great Sunday and enjoy your yoga. :)


5 Biz319 August 30, 2009 at 9:15 am

I miss my Great Harvest! There is not one decent bread store near me!

Glad you can have a relaxed day today! 😀


6 Angela (Run Study Eat) August 30, 2009 at 9:16 am

I need to get a french press!


7 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now August 30, 2009 at 9:17 am

I need one of those PB stirrers!


8 eliza August 30, 2009 at 9:33 am

love your oats! the morning glory muffin in it sounds so good, love morning glory muffins, my favorite! and that pb stirrer wow i need to find one, such a handy and cool little gadget!


9 Evan Thomas August 30, 2009 at 9:34 am

I’ve been telling my parents we need a pb stirrer and they’ve been looking at me like i’m crazy wondering what a pb stirrer is


10 Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl August 30, 2009 at 9:34 am

Yum, that does look like a delicious morning!

I haven’t eaten yet — but I did do my hour of yoga, so I’m off to find something to eat…



11 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) August 30, 2009 at 9:34 am

I need one of those stirrers! I keep having to delve through the oily top and I always end up with some running nut butter on my plate.

I used a French press when I was working in London and I loved it…I may have to invest in one for the sake of frothiness and the environment!


12 MelissaNibbles August 30, 2009 at 9:36 am

Your oatmeal looks amazing! Enjoy your yoga.


13 Christie @ Quit Your Diet August 30, 2009 at 9:36 am

I am considering getting a french press, it always looks so good when you make it!


14 Mara @ What's for Dinner? August 30, 2009 at 9:43 am

SO glad you liked the coffee! I love French press coffee… but i’m far too lazy to actually use mine!


15 Marisa (Trim The Fat) August 30, 2009 at 9:48 am

Yum, that bowl of oats looks so delish!

I love coffee but, sadly had to give it up b/c of the acid. I thankfully, have found a great replacement (an herbal coffee alternative), but I miss the caffeine boost!


16 Emily August 30, 2009 at 9:53 am

Thanks for the congrats Kath!

Your breakfast looks delicious. What a wonderful and relaxing way to begin the morning. I also did yoga at home last night, and it was really refreshing.

Hope you enjoy the day!


17 Lizzy August 30, 2009 at 9:54 am

mmm french press coffee!!!! delish. as i’m typing i’m drinkin my cup too!!!


18 kay (eating machine) August 30, 2009 at 10:16 am

mmm some saltiness in oats sounds good!


19 Elizabeth (The Dallas Celiac) August 30, 2009 at 10:16 am

I believe Caffeine is a appetite suppressant which is why it in combination with a good breakfast can make and keep you full. Coffee is so good for so many reasons!

The muffin looks delicious.


20 Lyn August 30, 2009 at 10:17 am

That looks really good. Please clone yourself and send her over to make my meals for me!


21 Marina August 30, 2009 at 10:26 am

Your coffee looks amazing! I don’t understand how that french press thingy works. I’ve never seen it before, only in the blog world


22 Emily, homecookedem August 30, 2009 at 10:27 am

Delicious looking oatmeal!! That muffin looks so moist and yummy! :)


23 Cait (Cait's Plate) August 30, 2009 at 10:30 am

Oh my gosh that bowl of oats looks too good! I definitely would’ve had trouble adhering to intuitive eating with that baby in front of me!

Guess what I just got at the grocery store – Leinenkugals! They were on sale. It’s the Oktoberfest brew…any good? I’ve never had it…

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Yoga’s on the agenda for me today too :)


24 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) August 30, 2009 at 10:31 am

Your oats look so good! :-) I love french press coffee – I had a coffee maker in college, but rarely used it. When i got the French Press? Started drinking one cuppa tasty coffee every morning. :-)


25 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) August 30, 2009 at 10:31 am

Your oats look so good! :-) I love french press coffee – I had a coffee maker in college, but rarely used it. When i got the French Press? Started drinking one cuppa tasty coffee every morning. :-)


26 angieinatlanta August 30, 2009 at 10:57 am

I want a PB stirrer!!!!


27 Run Sarah August 30, 2009 at 10:59 am

What a tasty brek! Yoga sounds like a great idea today after a few days of running for myself as well.


28 Rebecca August 30, 2009 at 10:59 am

I had a muffin and oatmeal this morning for breakfast too!


29 Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum August 30, 2009 at 11:07 am

What a delicious looking muffin :) Yummy breakfast creation once again !


30 [email protected] August 30, 2009 at 11:12 am

I need a new French press! Mine exploded :(
Yummy looking muffin. I had a wintry oatmeal brekkie this morning, it was chilly!


31 Devan Newman August 30, 2009 at 11:48 am

i love french pressed coffee. so much more….rich!? yum

amazing. i have never heard of a pb stirer!!


32 Pam August 30, 2009 at 11:53 am

Bravo for your breakfast…yum!


33 lynn (The Actors Diet) August 30, 2009 at 11:58 am

the muffin is GORGEOUS. its top looks perfect for the picking. top of the muffin to you, kath!


34 Jenna August 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Talk about heaven in a bowl :)

Lady of leisure it sounds like this morning. You deserve it.

I’m trying yoga for the first time today, yikes! I hope it goes well… haha


35 Julie August 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Why do you always put a pinch of sal in your oats? I notice other bloggers sometimes do it too. It it for taste, or cooking purposes?


36 Hallie (Healthy Twists) August 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm

I love the full feeling coffee gives you! I’m on green tea these days and it’s just NOT the same. Gimme my COFFEE back :-)


37 brandi August 30, 2009 at 1:21 pm

i need one of those pb stirrers – this one jar I have is ridiculous to get the oil stirred in!


38 Katharina August 30, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Wow! Breakfast definitely looks delicious – a wonderful Sunday!


39 Jen C. August 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Hey Kath! Quick question – maybe you’ve mentioned this before, but if so, I missed it – where did you get your french press? I am hoping to buy one soon and you seem pretty happy with yours. Thanks!! :)


40 Deanna August 30, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Hi – long time reader, first time commenter… so exciting!!! Actually I would always stare at your food saying it looks great, but I could never eat that, but now that I am into a much more clean and healthy living – especially when it comes to my food – I want to explore!! Can you do this oatmeal without the soy milk?


41 Jill August 30, 2009 at 2:34 pm

French Press coffee really is the only way to go. It is the easiest/most yummy way to brew a fresh cup of joe! I have the small size for one person since my hubby does not drink coffee–it is the perfect size.

I love your posts of farmer market/grocery finds. :)

I have been thinkin’ about joining Costco to score some good deals on the bulk food too. Now that my parents live to far away to mooch off their membership! A big commitment :)

Keep up the good blog work!


42 Lainie August 30, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I really, really want that nut butter stirrer! If you figure out where it came from, please post it!


43 Haleigh August 30, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Enjoy yoga! I make sure to get in a little every day.. makes my body so much happier :)


44 Meredith (Pursuing Balance) August 30, 2009 at 4:17 pm

I was just telling someone about that PB stirrer yesterday!


45 Sarah August 30, 2009 at 5:13 pm

that coffee looks delicious!


46 Kath August 30, 2009 at 7:19 pm

I mean, I love French press, but if you have a drip maker that you love, there’s not really a reason to totally convert. When our carafe broke for the second time, I converted and probably won’t buy another maker. It is more hands on, but I do think the flavor is awesome.

The grounds steep like tea and then you press them out just like removing a tea bag when the tea is dark enough.

Cait (Cait’s Plate),
Never had the OKT but I bet it’s good!!

It’s for flavor. Subtle salt makes sweet taste more savory and full.

Jen C.,
I got it from Karen, who didn’t want it. But you can get them all over the place. Starbucks, Target, BB&B. Mine is Bodum, which seems to be the biggest company that makes them. The only real important factor is how many cups it makes. Ours makes 3, which is really 1 cup or 1.5 or 1 big mug, so we want an 8 cup one which would be idea for weekends when we’re both home.

Welcome!! Yes, you can make it with any kind of milk you please. I think oatmeal is better with half milk, half water, but you can certainly make it with all water.

I said in the post I don’t know where she got it, but someone posted a link above.



47 Kristie August 30, 2009 at 7:28 pm

“Coffee makes me full, which is one reason why I love it.”
Most definitely! It always helps to fill up that extra little void I have some mornings when I still want to dig around for more food even though I’ve had a plenty adequate breakfast.
Mmmmm coffee.


48 May Ann August 30, 2009 at 8:16 pm


I’ve started intuitive eating. Would you share how long you’ve been eating this way and how you started?

Thank you!

May Ann


49 Kath August 30, 2009 at 8:27 pm

May Ann,
I read the book this spring and have just been working at listening to my hunger and fullness cues more than ever. I’m not sure I follow the concept 100%, but I’m always working on it.



50 Jenna August 30, 2009 at 11:02 pm

yummy breakky!


51 Chrissie C August 31, 2009 at 5:46 am

Hi Kath! Love your website. Can I ask how you prepare your oatmeal? Yours always look so creamy and I can never get mine to look like yours. Do you mix everything in a pot and cook it on the stove? Or heat the water and milk seperately? Would love some advice! Thanks!


52 Kath August 31, 2009 at 7:44 am

Chrissie C,
Check out the Tribute to Oatmeal at the top of the page!!



53 Maria August 31, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Hi Kath! I was wondering where you buy your chia seeds. I’ve been looking at my local grocery stores, including Whole Foods, and I’m having a heck of a time tracking them down. They look so yummy in your breakfast concoctions! Thanks for all the wonderful reading.


54 Quisha August 31, 2009 at 9:04 pm

i haven’t bought a coffee press yet but i really need one. it just seems fresh and quick! especially the peruvian coffee. one of my faves!


55 Kath August 31, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Maria ,
Mine were a gift from Navitas Naturals, but I found one place in Charlotte that sells them. A small natural store. You can also get them online, like at Navitas!



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