Fruit Soup

July 19, 2012

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Good morning to you! I’m blogging from my desk in the basement, which has been neglected since about April. I ditched the basement for a workspace upstairs at our dining room table on my laptop. But my nesting instinct is over the cluttered look up there despite how convenient it is, so I’m moving back down for a bit. The view is pretty nice from here! I also think the basement is going to become baby central (TV, room for toys, more baby proofed) so I think it’s a good habit to get back into : )

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Cereal for breakfast!

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There were four types of fruit in this bowl, so I was thinking it reminded me of fruit salad, although…I think fruit “soup” is more appropriate given that the fruit was swimming in milk! Topped off with Erewhon Raisin Bran.

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Hot tea for a change!

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PSA of the Day

OpenSky is having a big Julyfest at the moment$10 credit (that’s like a coupon!) and FREE shipping for all members (and members who join today) through midnight tonight. Picnic Table In A Bag just went live in my shop 20% off this morning, and a protein powder made certified organic, grass-fed, sustainable whey is now available – called Tera’s Whey. I picked up some from Whole Foods when the only veggies I could eat were in liquid form earlier in my pregnancy and loved the Bourbon Vanilla flavor – and of course the whey it’s made : ) This also makes the “I Eat Real Food” shirt only 20 bucks! Christmas in July!

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1 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 19, 2012 at 8:01 am

I absolutely love that purple bowl! Purple is my favorite color and it really makes your picture pop this morning! :) Fruit is so good for breakfast. I love it.

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2 Rachel Farge-Mills July 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

I would love to get the purple bowl and the light teal mug you posted yesterday I think for breakfast. Will you sell them on opensky? I just ordered the 4 pack garlic nuggets on open sky and hope we like it. Been meaning to ask if you think grapenuts is a healthy enough topping crunchy on the oatmeal. Thanks.

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3 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 11:20 am

The purple bowl was a gift, and I believe it’s a chain store like Pier 1. The teal mug was a former OpenSky product that is no longer available :(

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4 Rachel Farge-Mills July 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm

That’s too bad. What do you think about grapenuts cereal?

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5 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Thumbs up!

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6 Erica { EricaDHouse.com } July 19, 2012 at 8:02 am

I ran out of my favorite cereal yesterday (Oatmeal Squares) and am going through withdrawals!

Never heard of open sky before – checking out now :)

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7 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 8:05 am

It’s kind of like Groupon for products – lots of neat stuff at a discount and lots of celebrities/personalities to check out!

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8 Khushboo Thadani July 19, 2012 at 8:03 am

I love pairing tea with smoothies- one sip hot, another sip cold :)!

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9 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio July 19, 2012 at 10:34 am

I totally agree!

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10 Sarah July 19, 2012 at 8:04 am

Hi Kath

This has nothing to do with this post, but I was wondering about your thoughts about baking with stevia? The sugar mass has to be replaced with something else, so does it make sense from a calorie/nutritional point of view?

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11 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 8:06 am

I’d try Stevia in the raw, which I think is better for baking. Or just real sugar and have a small portion of whatever it is :)

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12 Katie July 19, 2012 at 8:10 am

I often feel like my oatmeal and yogurt is a “fruit salad” because I have a hard time just choosing one or two fruits to use at a time. Especially during spring and summer when there are too many yummy fresh fruits to choose from. I was checking out OpenSky this morning and saw that picnic table. What kind of Vitamix do you have or recommend?

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13 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 8:15 am

I’m not exactly sure of the model I have, but the Pro Series 200 (the least expensive) looks like mine: http://www.vitamix.com/professionalseries/start/compare.asp

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14 Katie July 19, 2012 at 8:35 am

Thanks for the response Kath. I have been debating buying one for awhile and I know I will use it a lot so I’m treating myself to a birthday present. I’m just deciding if I should splurge for the most expensive model and if it is worth it. Are you happy with yours? Anyone else have any opinions to share?

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15 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

I’d just get the base model – unless you’re opening a smoothie shop! Yes, it’s wonderful. From the cleaning power to the blending power.

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16 Katie July 19, 2012 at 9:26 am

I would love to open a smoothie shop or a bakery/cafe. I don’t know why I’ve waited so long, so I’m excited to use it. Lots of smoothies, peanut butter, pesto, guacamole, salsa in the future. Does yours grind grains?

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17 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 9:32 am

It does, but I haven’t used it for that (that I can recall)

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18 Chris July 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm

You need to buy the dry container to use it for grinding grains :) It is a separate piece from the regular container. I have both.

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19 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) July 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

It does grind grains–but they really recommend getting the dry container to do that, because the other container will end up scratching easily. It also does it more efficiently!

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20 Elisabeth July 19, 2012 at 9:49 am

I just got mine in the mail 2 days ago! I finally bit the bullet after wanting one for a couple of years. I already love it! So far I’ve only made smoothies, but it’s definitely a keeper. I’m hoping to do soups and nut butters soon. For reference, I bought the Creations GC model.

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21 Katie July 20, 2012 at 8:07 am

Thanks for all the info and advice. I know it will be put to good use so I am thinking I might as well get everything at once. Thanks again for the responses.

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22 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 19, 2012 at 8:10 am

I have to thank you for introducing me to Open Sky. I buy my protein powder there everytime they have free shipping or a member credit. It makes it so much more affordable!

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23 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 8:14 am

Glad!!

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24 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 19, 2012 at 8:12 am

I love your purple bowl!! I wish Open Sky was available for Canadians too. There are so many great deals!

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25 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 8:13 am

Me too :(

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26 Megan @ Megan's Munchies July 19, 2012 at 8:50 am

I wish I had a basement to retreat to…that doesn’t really occur in Texas. Not many basements in this area!

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27 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 19, 2012 at 8:51 am

Baby central will be here before we know it!!!! :)

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28 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) July 19, 2012 at 9:00 am

YUM!!! Must try right away!

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29 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh July 19, 2012 at 9:15 am

Time to head over to Open Sky!

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30 Patty July 19, 2012 at 9:17 am

I need a napkin collection like yours! Cute stuff all the time!

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31 Nikki T July 19, 2012 at 9:24 am

I wish OpenSky shipped to Canada!!

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32 wesley @ the way home July 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

Love the K mug! I got a G mug like that for my wedding. And you always have the prettiest napkins/table mats, I need to get myself some.

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33 Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman July 19, 2012 at 9:36 am

I love that you have an entire basement space for your office/soon to be baby play area/ hang out area! So envious! Have a great day, Kath :)

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34 Rachel July 19, 2012 at 9:38 am

yum! all that fruit looks so good :) we ran out today so I have to go to the store after work to pick up some because I’m having withdrawals haha

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35 Andrea @FrSeed2Stomach July 19, 2012 at 9:52 am

KATH – I started to have SIABs for my late dinners after work/school and LOVE my new routine. I can’t believe I didn’t try one sooner. Banana + Ice + Nut Butter + Hemp powder + Nut Milk. Vitamix. Pour into bowl and add brown rice crisps, Cvill clusters, coconut butter, fresh berries… SO freaking delicious and nutritious and such a great light and easy to digest meal for my post 8pm dinners! THANK YOU for the inspiration! :-)

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36 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 10:19 am
37 laura July 19, 2012 at 9:58 am

i love opensky, but dont like how there’s a minimum purchase requirement in order to use the credit :(

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38 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

oh bummer, didn’t know that

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39 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 19, 2012 at 10:07 am

Fresh fruit is the best in the summer! I just stopped at the farmers market while walking to work for some blueberries and cherries! It’s become a thursday morning tradition!

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40 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) July 19, 2012 at 10:34 am

I just decided to buy the 4 pack of prints! Can’t wait to buy some frames and get them up on the wall :)

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41 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

Open Sky and the $10 credit is so tempting but my wallet is so unhappy as I’m trying to save money for my next adventure… :(

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42 Kimberly July 19, 2012 at 10:42 am

I have always wanted to order something from opensky. Do you have any suggestions something that I should try for when I make my first purchase?

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43 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 11:21 am

My favorite products right now are the Buddha Bowls, the Victory Garden prints, Hungry Bars and Garlic Gold!

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44 Cait's Plate July 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

Oh man and I thought adding peaches and strawberries in my yogurt bowl this morning was loading up with fruit! Four kinds definitely wins!

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45 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 19, 2012 at 11:08 am

I always load up my breakfasts with fruit too, especially in the summer when there are so many good ones in season. I just bought some peaches from the farmer’s market this morning and I can’t wait to top my oatmeal with them tomorrow!

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46 Jessica @ New Girl, New City July 19, 2012 at 11:17 am

YUM! That is MY kind of breakfast!

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47 Tracy July 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I love Tera’s Whey but rarely buy it because of the price. I was excited to get the email about my $10 credit and free shipping! It was almost half price for 2 (vanilla & choc) compared to Whole Foods price. Yeah!

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48 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Yay!

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49 Kristin July 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Wow, that looks incredible! I love that you included Erewhon Raisin Bran on top. I bet if you put oatmeal in it, that would make it even more delicious. I hope you enjoyed it!

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50 Sydney July 19, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Thank you for the heads up about OpenSky’s credit and free shipping! I bought a blue buddha bowl and am finally trying Wild Squirrel nut butters :)

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51 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Fun!! I didn’t realize the Wild Squirrels were still there!?

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52 Sydney July 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Yes, the 4-flavor variety pack was still available!

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53 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I found it!! It was hidden for me :) Glad you got some!

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54 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 20, 2012 at 5:16 am

Tasty looking breakfast bowl!

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55 Angel7 July 20, 2012 at 9:37 am

I <3 coupons/coupon codes :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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56 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I do the same thing, and my mom always asks, “do you want some cereal with your milk?”

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