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April 18, 2012

Overnight oats in a jar is my favorite breakfast! Especially in a sunflower butter jar.

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But not so fun for you because it’s just not very photogenic in any way!

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Inside I had basic overnight oats recipe plus banana + blackberries.

Oh’s are the new granola!

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I really wanted a cup of coffee on this dreary morning.

Rain

= bad for me

=good for these guys

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So I settled on frothy Birthday Tea instead.

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Frothed with my IKEA frother

Steeped in the Ingenuitea. Note I found this as a freebie surprise in a paid tea order from Adagio, but I’ve since discovered it’s the best tea steeper I’ve ever used.

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Have a sunny Wednesday inside your head!

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1 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh April 18, 2012 at 8:48 am

I don’t know about that, look at that bright label! :-) Ooh…frothy! Enjoy your day!

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2 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio April 18, 2012 at 8:49 am

I love the last picture! Enjoy this rainy day.

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3 Antonia @ healthinspirations April 18, 2012 at 8:51 am

I have 2 very random questions for you. 1. Do you happen to know if there are any instructions out there of how to make your own lightroom templates. I’ve been playing around with mine but they don’t seem to work the way I want them to. Just thought I’d ask you since in my mind you’re a lightroom and photography expert 2. How do you come up with the titles of your posts? They are always so creative! Have a great day :)

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4 KathEats April 18, 2012 at 8:54 am

Do you mean for layouts of photos? I created mine myself – they are tricky to do, but once you have them saved, you can use them over and over.

I have no idea on titles. Sometimes it’s the hardest part of a post!

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5 Antonia @ healthinspirations April 18, 2012 at 9:22 am

I tried creating mine myself too…and failed. I created a couple of different templates but whenever I want to use them I have to use the same picture for the whole template i.e. if I want to add 4 DIFFERENT pictures in one template it will only allow the SAME picture 4 times. But I really don’t want to bother you with my Lightroom problems, just thought I’d ask!

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6 KathEats April 18, 2012 at 9:34 am

I think your problem is in the first very box – “layout style.” Design your grid in custom package instead of single image/contact sheet

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7 Antonia @ healthinspirations April 18, 2012 at 9:36 am

OK :) Thanks for your help!

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8 KhushbOo April 18, 2012 at 8:51 am

That froth looks heavenly!

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9 Catalina @ Cake with Love April 18, 2012 at 8:51 am

I would love to taste the birthday tea, but I can’t find it, from where did you get yours?

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10 KathEats April 18, 2012 at 8:54 am

Adagio – linked in the post

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11 Catalina @ Cake with Love April 18, 2012 at 9:24 am

Thank you!

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12 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles April 18, 2012 at 8:55 am

Enjoying a sunny day here with a ‘bite’ in the air. Perfect for running! Love your oats in a jar! Photogenic or not…I bet they were tasty! Hope the weather clears up for you!

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13 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 18, 2012 at 8:55 am

Oats in a jar always look good to me! I’m so close to getting some of my own… I may have to eat 1/2 C of PB somehow today. :)

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14 Anna April 18, 2012 at 9:37 am

Make cookies! :)

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15 Luci April 18, 2012 at 8:56 am

I LOVE my Ingenuitea!!! I use it every evening. So easy to use and I love the Adagio tea flavors too!

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16 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat April 18, 2012 at 8:57 am

I love Oh’s, but have only had them on their own! Love the way you mix and match breakfast foods.

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17 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries April 18, 2012 at 8:59 am

i couldn’t agree more! overnight oats is definitely my favorite breakfast, especially in a sunflower butter jar! yum.

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18 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning April 18, 2012 at 8:59 am

Who cares if overnight oats in a sunflower butter jar don’t look pretty- they taste better than pretty much any other breakfast I can think of!
I know the pollen sufferers (of which I am not one of, thank goodness) are rejoicing for the forecast over the next few days! And man, we do need the rain (even though I’m selfish and will complain that I can’t be playing outside).

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19 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 18, 2012 at 8:59 am

Ahhh I love overnight oats!!! doesn’t matter if they aren’t pretty!

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20 Jasper Naomi {crunchylittlebites} April 18, 2012 at 9:01 am

No script :)

PS. When my cast comes off, I’ll be able to fit into KERF longsleeve T….until then it smiles at me from my wardrobe

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21 Olivia April 18, 2012 at 9:07 am

neat tea brewer.

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22 mary @ minutespermile April 18, 2012 at 9:16 am

Got the same tea steeper and used it this morning with Adagio as well! We just ordered a massive bag of their white apricot tea. Pretty tasty. Happy Wednesday!

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23 Krissy @ Shiawase Life April 18, 2012 at 9:18 am

I was hoping there would be MORE rain but it seems to have stopped over here. Wash away the pollen!!

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24 Cait's Plate April 18, 2012 at 9:18 am

I agree – that’s always my only dislike about overnight oats in a sunbutter jar. Pros: delicious, no clean up, prepared upon waking. Cons: There is just no way to take an attractive photo of it!

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25 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope April 18, 2012 at 9:19 am

I need to get that frother! I have an Ikea trip to make sometime soon and I will definitely put the frother on my list of things to purchase :)

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26 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 18, 2012 at 9:20 am

I feel the same way about the rain here in Atlanta! I need some sunshine soon! I hope you have a great one Kath!

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27 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 18, 2012 at 9:22 am

I haven’t tried Adagio’s Birthday Tea, but David’s Tea came out with one this month called Birthday Cake and it smells deee-viiiine! In fact… that might just be where I go on my lunch hour today. :) Happy Humpday Kath! :)

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28 Lindsay April 18, 2012 at 9:29 am

Hi Kath!!!
I had overnight oats this morning too!! Hadn’t had them in a while, but since they looked so good when you’ve been posting about them, I decided to put them back in my breakfast rotations. Congratulations to you and Matt on your little one!

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29 OliePants April 18, 2012 at 9:30 am

Love the frothy and the rainy! :) I would give up photogenic for delicious sunbutter! :)

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30 Andrea @FrSeed2Stomach April 18, 2012 at 9:31 am

Your raised beds are AWESOME! I can’t wait to see what comes out of them!! :-D And I really need to try overnight oats in a sunbutter jar. Sunbutter is my fave and now that it’s warm out, no need for hot oatmeal anymore! woohoo.

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31 Anna April 18, 2012 at 9:35 am

The Ingenuitea makes the best tea!! And I think it’s so funny how it “pees” the tea out. If you don’t mind that image : )

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32 Annette @FitnessPerks April 18, 2012 at 10:06 am

I LOVE sunflower butter–thanks to you!!! :)

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33 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 18, 2012 at 10:09 am

Thanks for the tea steeper tip that you like and sunflower seed butter is awesome stuff!

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34 kathleen @ the daily crumb April 18, 2012 at 10:10 am

i think your oats are beautiful no matter what :) it’s finally sunny here in chicago! enjoy the day.

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35 allpointswhole April 18, 2012 at 10:13 am

Wow…love the yard!!

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36 Katryn April 18, 2012 at 10:54 am

Haha, sunshine in my head! Love that concept. :-)

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37 Maria G. April 18, 2012 at 10:59 am

Surely the best way to have your oats! :D

Question about Adagio teas–I clicked on the link for the birthday cake flavor and it came up, but how do I find more specialty flavors like it without knowing their names. I guess what I’m asking is how would I find that tea without the link and without knowing the exact name. Sorry if this was clear as dirt!

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38 KathEats April 18, 2012 at 11:23 am

If you just go to Adagio.com and look at the top you’ll see Blends – those are ones that users have created. TONS to choose from!

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39 Sarah @ Fresh Living April 18, 2012 at 11:12 am

I think breakfast out of a jar sounds great! It’s pouring over here in London as well…

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40 Ellie@Fit for the Soul April 18, 2012 at 11:17 am

Man, overnight oats is probablly one of the most satisfying breakfasts ever….!!! And SSB is the best. I can’t believe that I like it even more than PB. And I hope you have a fantastic day despite the rain! Although..I personally LOOOVE rain ;)

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41 Angel7 April 18, 2012 at 11:18 am

Thankfully, the sun is shining outside, and it is not too cold! Great day for a brisk walk!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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42 Johanna B April 18, 2012 at 11:29 am

It’s too pretty outside to be stuck inside working in the basement. I so wish we had windows.

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43 Laura P April 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

This comment relates to dinner and lunch from yesterday. I’m “craving” goat cheese, too. No, I’m not pregnant but just really into goat cheese. I went through a small tub of crumbles in 3 days!! Ok, so the husband had some too but still!!! Just thought that was funny!!!

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44 Grace @ Healthy Dreaming April 18, 2012 at 11:40 am

I think it’s photogenic and delicious looking! :)

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45 Ellie @ healthy belly ellie April 18, 2012 at 11:45 am

I too had oats in a jar this morning! In a peanut butter jar! SO DELICIOUS… gawsh!

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46 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious April 18, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Don’t worry Kath, I am having some coffee for you. I will telepathically send you some caffeine. :) I always seem to need an extra cup on dreary days too.

I think your photos were just perfect. I love using the ends of jars. You can some great unexpected bites of the butter. Love it.

Have a great day.

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47 Johanna B April 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Kath, do you have plans for a compilation of 2011 favorite posts like you’ve done for previous years? I’m hoping yes. I love going through your lists when I’m feeling the need for more KERF in my life.

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48 KathEats April 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Oh I forgot about that! Yes, ill put it on my list

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49 Alyssa April 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Love that O’s are the new granola! :)

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50 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings April 18, 2012 at 12:39 pm

A dreary one for us today, too. Heading to the water kettle right now at your tea’s prompting ;) Must get warm and back to work!!

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51 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count April 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Photogenic or not, OOIAJ are the Best especially in a sunbutter jar!

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52 Mary Catherine April 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Have you tried the Maranatha’s sunflower seed butter?! I thought the stats looked a little better than the Sunbutter!

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53 KathEats April 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I haven’t yet, but I just bought some of their almond butter

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54 Tracy April 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I love Sunbutter and TJ’s sunflower butter, but Maranatha is hands down my favorite. Super drippy and salty!

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55 Monica April 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I just bought 2 Ingenuitea…one for me and one for mom! Thanks for the link! They have some great teas. Can’t wait to try the chai and the samples that come with the Ingenuitea.

Thanks again!

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56 Molly April 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Hey Kath,
Did Matt do a how-to post on those garden beds and I missed it? If not, would you be able to convince him to do one? I’d really like to try to do some of those this year!

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57 KathEats April 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm

We haven’t yet, but I’ve asked him if he would consider doing one

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58 Molly April 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Great! Thanks for the response!

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59 Eileen April 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I have that tea infuser! It’s great unless you set it down tilted off the edge of a coaster and accidentally hit the valve…

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60 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 18, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I need to get more sunflower butter…yum!

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61 Catherine April 18, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I just recently bought that jar of sunbutter and have been warming up to the taste little by little – it seemed a bit strong to me when compared to almond or peanut butter. But just this morning my 13 year old saw that I was eating it and told me that I should not because it has so much fat,a nd that only people who have alergies to peanuts and tree nuts should eat it. I looked at the label (something I obviously should have done before) and was quite surprised, as I assumed it would be similar in fat content to PB or AB. Are there any nutritional benefits beyond what you can get from peanut or almond butter? Although I am now liking the taste, I’ll definitely drop it because of the fat content.

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62 KathEats April 18, 2012 at 10:13 pm

It’s made from a seed… Nothing unhealthy about seed fats

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63 Tiffany April 19, 2012 at 1:41 am

Its healthy fats if eaten in moderation (1-3T) so for me personally I think its great.

Kath,I thought the fat content of different nut butters are roughly similar maybe a couple grams different…am I wrong (I’m just curious)? Thanks :)

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64 KathEats April 19, 2012 at 7:18 am

You’re right, they are comparable. Check out this chart:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut_butter

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65 Kat April 19, 2012 at 6:49 am

I love the IngenuiTEA. Adagio has some wonderful teas as well; I love their herbals. Foxtrot and raspberry patch are my favorite. No cream/froth (ha!) necessary.

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66 marnie April 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

i seriously just spent 30 minutes on adagio’s website…how crazy!! i want to make my own blend now! i am a tea horder….i guess it could be worse! i now have them bookmarked! thanks!

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