Fly

March 23, 2011

Oh to be able to fly. Then we could be in Warrenton tonight in seconds instead of making the 3-hour round-trip drive to pick up some bread for an event tomorrow.

And I’ll be going back on Friday for bread to slice for the Cville 10 Miler!! If you live nearby, come find us on Saturday morning! It’s our first slicing event, so I’m not sure what to expect : )

These guys are lucky to have wings.

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And this oatmeal was delicious!

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Butterfly Oats

  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups water, 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 an egg, stirred in in last few minutes [1/2 an egg because this was my portion of a pot for two!]
  • Hail Merry Grawlnola
  • Blue Diamond Almond Butter [Which I like – from my grandmother’s house]
  • Drizzle maple syrup

I liked the egg stirred in. I can’t even describe the texture. It wasn’t creamy. It wasn’t fluffy. Maybe silky is the right word?

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Here’s my half a cup of coffee. I wanted more but I’m phasing it out for the summer :( Also, having less coffee makes my breakfast less satisfying. I’m finding that fullness takes much longer to kick in without it. Perhaps I should add decaf tea! [I don’t really care for decaf coffee – the flavor or the process – very much]

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Have a wonderful day!

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1 Christie {Nourishing Eats} March 23, 2011 at 7:58 am

I am loving all of your food styling props these days!! Travel safe!!

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2 kalli March 23, 2011 at 7:58 am

i have always wondered about adding eggs to oats. did you add it in raw and it cooked up with the oats? did you use a whole egg? looks good and i like the added protein!

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3 KathEats March 23, 2011 at 8:00 am

Yes raw. Definitely whole egg. I never throw away yolks – there’s good nutrition in there!

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4 Stacy @ Every Little Thing March 23, 2011 at 8:11 am

I have been loving an egg on top of everything lately. Looks good!

And I agree – it pains me when I see people throw the yolk away! That’s the good stuff!

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5 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 23, 2011 at 8:12 am

I love the butterflies! The oats look perfect too! Have a safe trip. At least you get some fresh bread out of it…that has to make it worth it!

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6 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 23, 2011 at 8:13 am

Love the photos this morning! I like to add eggs into my oats as well – great source of protein and nutrients! I’ve slowly phased coffee out of my diet and instead I now take Phytoberry, a whole food antioxidant supplement in the morning. It’s super energizing, doesn’t stain teeth, and makes plain water much more tasty!

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7 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 23, 2011 at 8:13 am

I love that butterfly linen! You know I’ve actually never added an egg to my oats before, but it sounds like a good idea!

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8 bex March 23, 2011 at 8:14 am

have you ever tried Teeccino? I found myself drinking WAY too much coffee a month or so ago and found that Teeccino tastes the same (or better! depending on what you drink regularly) and gives me the same warm, fullness that regular coffee does…and it is 100% caffeine free. good option to try if you are looking to cut back :)

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9 KathEats March 23, 2011 at 8:15 am

I haven’t heard of that, but it sounds a lot like Pero

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10 Holly @ The Runny Egg March 23, 2011 at 8:17 am

I’ve read about putting eggs into oats but I’ve never tried it. I like the idea of “silky” oatmeal though!

I’m usually not a fan of butterflies, etc because they remind me of moths which I am scared of! But the ones on that towel are actually very beautiful!

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11 Colleen (What's Baking in the Barbershop) March 23, 2011 at 8:17 am

Love the butterfly linens…I’m guessing those were intended to go with the “Fly” post? :) I recently added an egg to my oatmeal for the first time and loved it!!

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12 Hope March 23, 2011 at 8:18 am

Eggs in oats? That is very unique! I’ve never thought to put them in oats! I love the butterfly tablecloth! It is beautiful! My mom absolutely loves anything with butterflies on it. My sister and I always try to get her gifts that have butterflies on them. So pretty!

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13 Jennifer White March 23, 2011 at 8:19 am

What a good idea! The oatmeal looks amazing.
How in the world are you phasing out coffee for the summer?! Iced coffee is synonymous with summer to me! Although, unsweetened iced green teas are so yummy and refreshing too!

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14 Lauren at Keep It Sweet March 23, 2011 at 8:20 am

I love adding an egg white to my oats for thickness and volume

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15 cathyb@brightbakes March 23, 2011 at 8:20 am

I find the same thing…breakfast just doesn’t fill me up the same way if I don’t have coffee with it!
cathy b.

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16 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 23, 2011 at 8:21 am

Ahhh, flying would simplify my life as well :-) Good luck with the trip!

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17 Cyndi March 23, 2011 at 8:21 am

Just curious, why are you phasing out coffee? I tried last spring and felt fine for about 2 weeks with tea, but then had an afternoon cup at my favorite local spot and it was all over for me! I’m always intrigued by people who don’t drink coffee since it is such a big part of my morning.

Good luck!

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18 KathEats March 23, 2011 at 8:22 am

I dont’ like being addicted to a drug like caffeine and every winter I accidentally get addicted. Then I HAVE to have it every morning or my shoulders ache like no other.

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19 Baking 'n' Books March 23, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Completely? Not even one cup?

And yes – tea – you will be addicted! But…in a better way? ;)

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20 Allie @ Healthy Balance, Healthy Life March 23, 2011 at 8:21 am

I just looked up the process of decaffeinating coffee. I’m heartbroken because I love the taste of coffee but I don’t like the caffeine. I’ve settled on decaf, though it isn’t as flavorful as I want it to be, but now I have reason to go back to caffeinated.

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21 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy March 23, 2011 at 8:22 am

I agree – there’s definitely something about coffee that makes me feel more full. But I’ve had to stop drinking it because it gives me bad headaches. :(

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22 Ashley March 23, 2011 at 8:25 am

I’m coming into town for the 10-miler – my husband is running it. Where is the slicing event?

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23 KathEats March 23, 2011 at 8:29 am

We’ll be at the race end passing out slices to runners

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24 Amy March 23, 2011 at 8:26 am

I’ve never noticed much difference in taste between decaf and regular coffee. Huh. I’ve had to cut out caffeine cold turkey before and it’s brutal – good job on phasing it out slowly!

Maybe I will see you at the 10 miler – I’m not running it (:-( :-(), but I’ll be in the cheering section. Maybe I’ll run by your slicing station just for some bread!

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25 Caitlyn (The Spoonful of Life) March 23, 2011 at 8:26 am

I really enjoying adding eggs to oats. It thickens the oats just a bit, but also adds that “silky” texture like you said! A delicious & nutritious protein boost :-)

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26 Katie @ peacebeme March 23, 2011 at 8:27 am

Coffee does have a proven appetite suppressing effect. Not sure you would get the same effect/fullness with tea.

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27 Lesley Lifting Life March 23, 2011 at 8:29 am

The texture of your oats looks amazing! I’m definitely a fan of egg + oats :)

Have a great Wednesday!

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28 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 23, 2011 at 8:29 am

Eggs totally make the texture in oats. Mmmm! Have you done it in baked oatmeal? So good. Like a cookie.

Safe travels!

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29 Maryann (The Balanced Bean) March 23, 2011 at 8:29 am

Ive never tried adding a whole egg (only the whites) to my oatmeal, but you have a very good point that all the nutrition is in the yolk so tomorrow ill try adding a whole egg!

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30 Thealogian March 23, 2011 at 8:31 am

Its so funny that you mentioned trying to cut back on coffee for summer. I just brought in coffee to my office because day light savings is killing me! I prefer to drink coffee occasionally (usually decaf or half-caf because I’m sensitive) instead of an every-day thing, but last week and this week, I’ve been hitting the joe (half-caf) everyday! Once my body re-adjusts, I’ll phase back to tea, then my occasional habit, but losing an hour of sleep is HARD at first, especially when you need to be in the office at 7:00 a.m. and the commute is 40 minutes :( Oh, I can’t wait until I’m able to walk/bike to work someday…someday.

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31 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 23, 2011 at 8:33 am

That oatmeal looks perfectly doughy. YUM!

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32 Nikki T March 23, 2011 at 8:44 am

Hmmm…eggs in the oatmeal…? Can you taste the egg or does it blend in like it would in baking?
I’ve tried to like eggs, and I can’t…but I always wish I could so I could add protein to my bfast in different ways…
I’ve been making your whipped banana oats and LOVE them…so…creamy and doughy!
Let me know about the egg taste!
:)

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33 KathEats March 23, 2011 at 8:45 am

I couldn’t taste it

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34 Lara @ Six Times The Yum March 23, 2011 at 8:45 am

I adore your butterfly linens! They are so beautiful and youthful! Where did you get them?

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35 KathEats March 23, 2011 at 8:46 am

Grandmother

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36 Lara @ six times the yum March 23, 2011 at 9:58 am

Your grandmother sounds like a truly interesting person. She has great taste!

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37 Hilary March 23, 2011 at 8:45 am

Love the name of the oats….egg…interesting. Did you beat it first? And what do you do as a slicer? Is it slicing up bread to give to the runners after the race? Sounds fun. :)

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38 KathEats March 23, 2011 at 8:46 am

Yup!

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39 Justeen @ Blissful Baking March 23, 2011 at 8:52 am

The oatmeal looks great! I like adding egg whites to my oatmeal – they give so much volume!!

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40 staceyhealthylife March 23, 2011 at 9:03 am

I would suggest having some tea to go along with your half cup coffee. It will give you the warmth, fullness, and that morning ritual feeling. Maybe try green or white tea, very low in caffeine and packed full of antioxidants. I usually have a couple cups of tea each morning.

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41 Caitie March 23, 2011 at 9:08 am

Can you tell me which camelbak you use and how many ounces it holds?! I looked up camelbak yesterday through your old posts and never found out the exact info!
Also, do you like it? I want one but don’t want it bouncing on my back

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42 KathEats March 23, 2011 at 9:30 am

I have the Charm for Women and love it. It only bounces a tiny bit – and I ran a whole half marathon with it no problem

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43 Ashley @ Feeding Ashley March 23, 2011 at 9:10 am

The oatmeal looks delicious. I love your props too. I love tea, but I like the flavor of coffee too much to replace it. Peppermint tea curbs hunger and is low in caffeine.

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44 Tracey March 23, 2011 at 9:14 am

Kath, have you ever tried Cafe Du Monde’s Coffee and Chicory? The chicory add a luscious almost chocolately flavor to the coffee, yet because it’s a blend there is less caffeine than a normal cup of coffee. They sell it in cans at my grocery store, so I’m sure it would be somewhere there, too. You should give it a try! :)

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45 KathEats March 23, 2011 at 9:30 am

Sounds like Pero?

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46 Tracey March 23, 2011 at 9:33 am

I don’t believe Pero has any coffee in it, but this does. It’s the best of both worlds. :)

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47 Beth @ DiningAndDishing March 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

I’ve been meaning to try egg in oatmeal! Interesting to hear your description. Always looking for ways to make it that much more delish :).

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48 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) March 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

What an interesting mix! I would never think to put egg in oatmeal :) I wonder if I slipped one into my boyfriends oatmeal, if he’d notice?? ;) Hehe

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49 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 23, 2011 at 9:16 am

Scientists really need to get on the whole “teleportation” idea. ;) It would certainly save me some time getting to all my college classes around campus!

Safe travels today!

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50 khushboo March 23, 2011 at 9:17 am

I loveee eggs in my oatmeal! can’t eat it without the eggwhites anymore! I add 2 eggwhites to 30g of oats! Great way to amp up the protein content (and hence fullness factor). Happy slicing! :)

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51 Joanne March 23, 2011 at 9:20 am

You guys are doing so much travelling lately, it will soon pay off. Can’t wait to hear about the bread slicing event.
Butterfly oats sound interesting. Others have added egg to their oats and I love egg whites but can’t seem to wrap myself around the idea of adding the white to my oats.

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52 Lucy @ The Sweet Touch March 23, 2011 at 9:33 am

Mmmmm, oat-y!

I’ve been trying to eat oats more often but I do mine in the micro and have trouble with it boiling over, then I read an article that said it is the starch that causes that to happen.

Does the same thing happen if you do it on the stove top? I might have to make the switch if I could avoid the daily cleanup. Have a great day!

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53 KathEats March 23, 2011 at 9:37 am

You need a lower setting. I’ve never had a boil over on the stove top.

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54 Amy March 23, 2011 at 10:17 am

If you cook oats in the microwave (I do it a lot at work), just make sure to stir it every 15-20 seconds after the first minute or so. It can be tricky but catching it before it boils over is possible!

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55 Stacey March 23, 2011 at 11:29 am

Yeah, I have to do this too, it is all in the container size. Also, when I add a dash of salt to my oats i find it controls boiling over some.

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56 Cindy March 23, 2011 at 9:41 am

Those linens are so pretty! Enjoy your day!

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57 Alaina March 23, 2011 at 9:43 am

I love those oats! I’ve never heard about adding egg to the mix. Hmmm :-)

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58 Gina March 23, 2011 at 9:44 am

I just LOVE your recipes! I alternate styles of oatmeal and have been inspired by you! Sometimes I whisk up an egg white and add it in the oatmeal…makes it like custard! YUMMMM!!

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59 Jody March 23, 2011 at 10:06 am

I’m cutting down on coffee too. I don’t like to “need” it and I know I have an addiction when I get a headache without it. Right now I’m still enjoying it about 1-2 times a week as a treat. Otherwise, I have my green tea in the morning which gives me that hot beverage that I want along with fullness…even if it’s not as much as coffee. The caffiene is really low so I don’t find that I become addicted to the tea. If I skip it one morning, I’m fine.

Have fun handing out bread!

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60 Melissa March 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

Definitely find a high-quality tea that you like and switch over to that. So much less caffeine and so many more antioxidants.

Hee hee–I like the reader who said she’s hesitant of butterflies because she’s afraid of moths. I was scared of them too, until one day I just caught one in my hands, realized it was just like holding flapping paper, and decided there was nothing to be afraid of.

Wanted to share my oatmeal with you: usual proportions of 1 oats : 1 milk : 1 water, topped with 1T cocoa powder, 1 chopped date, 3 T chopped dried cherries, chia seeds, and a little spoonful of peanut butter.

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61 Stacey March 23, 2011 at 11:34 am

I never thought to add an egg, this sounds like a great idea. You will have to tell us if it keeps you fuller longer. I love the butterflies and my Great-Grandmother collected them so I have a big collection of butterfly pins from her. I wish I could help with the coffee but I dont drink it, all I taste is bitter burnt tastes no matter what kind I try.

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62 lynn @ the actor's diet March 23, 2011 at 11:50 am

my hubby is trying to phase out coffee for spring….or so he says (as i type i smell the espresso he just made)

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63 Lyn March 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Hi Kath, I’m loving your blog. In the mix do you mean 1.5 c water or was it 1/2 cup. It seems like more liquid than normal.

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64 KathEats March 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

It was a bit more – I was heavy handed because I think oat bran takes more water?

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65 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm

What does one do at a slicing event!?

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66 Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen March 23, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Looks amazing!! per usual :)

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67 Alli March 23, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Thank you for reminding me of chia seeds! Such a great addition to breakfast cereals!

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68 Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 23, 2011 at 1:38 pm

you can’t fly…but you can make a heavenly bowl of oatmeal! have a great day :)

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69 Amelia March 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I can completely relate to your caffeine dilemma. The only way I have found to cut down on my intake but still enjoy my coffee is by mixing 2/3 organic decaf with 1/3 organic regular coffee. Then if I find I still need caffeine, I supplement through the day with green tea. No weird headaches or cramping side effects! :) Good luck.

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70 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com March 23, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Egg in oats? I’ve got to try it :)

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71 Krissy - Shiawase Life March 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Whoo hoo ! I am running the 10miler =)

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72 Hannah March 23, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Ah but if you could fly, you’d probably be more tired when you arrived at your destination!

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73 janis March 23, 2011 at 4:47 pm

kath, you love your coffee, don’t give it up!

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74 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 23, 2011 at 5:54 pm

I love Blue Diamond AB! It’s one of the only kinds I feel safe eating because it’s made in a peanut free facility. :D

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75 Sunya March 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Thank you Kath for another great idea! I used the last of my cottage cheese this morning and now I have a replacement for tomorrows bowl of oats!

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76 Sunya March 24, 2011 at 9:44 am

Okay Kath, the egg in the oatmeal was both good and weird at the same time. Not sure I would want that every day (cause I love having the cottage cheese more) but it was a nice change. Another great tip!

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77 Donna March 24, 2011 at 4:29 am

Do you cook the eggs before you put them in the oatmeal? Hoe do you cook the eggs?

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78 Donna March 24, 2011 at 4:30 am

Sorry that was suppose to say “How do you cook the eggs?”

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79 KathEats March 24, 2011 at 7:23 am

They aren’t cooked – I just stir them in raw and cook for a few minutes

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80 Lu March 24, 2011 at 3:40 pm

So glad to hear that you’ll be at the Cville 10 miler! My husband and I are running it and will def stop by to taste the yumminess and say hello!

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