Good Afternoon?!

April 19, 2009

I didn’t wake up until close to 9!!! Which meant I didn’t eat breakfast until the 10:00  hour. First I did 30 minutes of Power Vinyasa Flow #1. Then we made oats.


The mix (for 1)

  • 1/3 cup oats, 1 tbsp farina, 1/3 cup milk, 2/3 cup water, half  very ripe banana
  • Sprinkle flax
  • 2 tbsp chopped salty peanuts and bourbon pecans from Fresh Market
  • Spoonful Maranatha AB


The farina made the mixture creamier, but it was less sweet! Despite the overripe banana too. I think what I love move about rolled oats is that they are slightly sweet. Oat bran, steel cut, 9 grain cereal, farina, etc. – they all just aren’t as naturally sweet and therefore aren’t as good! I enjoy them all for variety and texture, but nothing beats rolled oats.


We are out of milk and I had to use soy milk in my coffee. Blech!! It separated, per usual. I only drank about 1/3 of this.



The sun is not out today, but our 10 day forecast looks AWESOME! Sunny and 80* from Thursday onward. So I am waiting patiently.

Not sure what’s on the agenda today other than grocery shopping and finishing my Foodservice project. It doesn’t look like it’s going to be a fun outdoors day because there is a big blob of rain on the. I would prefer not to go to a musty gym, but I might have to choose that over being outside and biking. We’ll see.

Enjoy the last few bites of weekend!

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1 Help Meghan Run April 19, 2009 at 10:21 am

Oatmeal looks awesome! Makes me wish I had a bowl for breakfast…

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2 Sharon April 19, 2009 at 10:34 am

Breakfast looks great.


3 Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now April 19, 2009 at 10:36 am

Ah, too bad that it looks like it might rain! We are having beautiful weather here in England… imagine that!! haha.

Breakfast loks yummy! I hate it when soy milk separates like that in coffee.


4 Kori (All Things B.) April 19, 2009 at 10:38 am

The rain is leaving just in time for my trip to NC- I fly in to RDU on Wednesday night, so hopefully the forecast is accurate! Those Bourbon pecans look awesome!


5 Priyanka April 19, 2009 at 10:50 am

Being neighbors I guess our weather pattern is almost same like yours, it is rainy here too!


6 jennifer April 19, 2009 at 10:51 am

omg!!! 9 am.!!! It’s the weekend Kath!!! It’s 11:50 and I just woke up. Thank God for Sundays =)


7 gliding calm April 19, 2009 at 10:52 am

the nuts in the oats sound like a great topping! and i’ve still been too nervous to experiment with other grains for breakfast. I’m always oats (quick or rolled)!



8 Michelle Hisae April 19, 2009 at 10:52 am

80*!! I’m so jealous! We got 60 and I’m okay with that. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


9 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday April 19, 2009 at 10:54 am

The rain is on it’s way here, too.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


10 life coach jen April 19, 2009 at 10:54 am

I didn’t have oats this morning and now I’m wishing I did….


11 Alisa - Frugal Foodie April 19, 2009 at 10:54 am

That must have been nice to sleep in! Enjoy the upcoming sun.


12 Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 19, 2009 at 10:55 am

I’m totally with you on the oats thing… when I don’t have them, I miss them!


13 K April 19, 2009 at 11:06 am

That certainly does look creamy!! Sorry about the coffee!

Have fun grocery shopping!


14 Moran (The Running Addict) April 19, 2009 at 11:15 am

Eww I have never tasted soy milk but I am fairly sure I won’t like it too much…sorry about the coffee!


15 Maria April 19, 2009 at 11:26 am

I rarely comment here, but I just read Gena’s very candid post about quitting smoking, and was surprised.

It’s a rare kindness to offer another person words of encouragement through rough patches — just because. It was heartening to read, makes me think kindly of you.

So, thanks. :)



16 VeggieGirl April 19, 2009 at 11:35 am

Bourbon pecans for breakfast = divine!!


17 thepinkpeppercorn April 19, 2009 at 12:04 pm

It looks stunning Kath!!! (and it’s oatmeal – not exactly known for looking stunning – WOW!)


18 Jess. April 19, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Happy Sunday Kath! Have you tried heating up the soy milk in the bottom of the mug for about 20sec in the microwave and then pouring the coffee in. I just recently discovered the trick and it works really well. I have tried it with both Silk and a store brand and it worked with both of them- no seperation at all!


19 Leah April 19, 2009 at 12:13 pm

If you ever want to use soymilk in your coffee again, what helps is to put the amount of milk in your coffee cup, microwave it for 40 seconds and then add the coffee to the milk…the milk definitely will not separate then, I do it every morning!


20 Shelby April 19, 2009 at 12:29 pm



21 Adi ( - repaired!) April 19, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Seperating soy milk… bleh is right!
Have a great Saturday!


22 Lisa D April 19, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I’ve had that problem with soy milk too but not all of them seperate!!! Silk has never seperated on me, but when I bought the Kirkland brand from Costco it did! Don’t give up on soy milk yet, and make sure it shake it up REALLY well so you get all the calcium they added at the bottom!


23 Virginia April 19, 2009 at 1:08 pm

the trick to using soy milk in coffee is to heat it up first, when i do that it never separates!


24 Heather April 19, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Good for you to sleep in after working so hard yesterday! You deserve it!

I see you were following what you learned in the food lab with the very ripe banana. 😉
LOVE the bowl too!


25 Devan Newman April 19, 2009 at 1:20 pm

i LOVE that dish! such a cute little bowl
i need to start making oats..they are such a fear food for some reason :(


26 rebecca (unintuitiveeating) April 19, 2009 at 1:28 pm

hmmm looks like a few others beat me to it… but yes, if you heat up soymilk it will not separate. i <3 vanilla soymilk in my coffee… adds just a touch of sweetness and a nice flavor.


27 Heather April 19, 2009 at 1:28 pm

I’m making oatmeal for my first time and have a few questions…

1) What brand of oatmeal do you use?
2) Do you think it’s important to use organic oats?
3) Do you still add a pinch of salt to your oats? (it says that you do in the Tribute to Oatmeal, but you don’t mention it in your posts)
4) Do you boil the liquid first before adding the oats and banana? or do you just put in all in at once?
5) How do you know exactly when it’s done?

Sorry for all the questions, but I really want to get my oatmeal right! 😀
Thanks Kath!


28 Bec April 19, 2009 at 1:36 pm

your oats look fantastic!


29 Shannon (The Daily Balance) April 19, 2009 at 1:48 pm

yay for getting a little extra sleep! oats look amazing 😉


30 Meg April 19, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Yeah for sleeping in and fabulous oats!


31 JoLynn; dreamin'itvegan April 19, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Just came across your blog, Gina(Choosing Raw) mentioned you.
The oats look very yummy!
The coffee issue, I use soy all the time. Sometimes it’s the temperature of the soy and the coffee. I like my coffee hot, so I will warm up my soy to add into it, too hot it will seperate. Maybe it is the brand of soymilk. For those just trying soymilk I always suggest Silk, they also have a Silk light that is really nice also.


32 Run Sarah April 19, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Yummy looking breakfast! Now I know not to try soy milk in my coffee.


33 coco April 19, 2009 at 3:18 pm

a nice brunch indeed!
i’m so happy to find this oatmeal bowl in Crate & Barrel yesterday finally. i’ve been looking for it for 6 months since the last time I asked you about it. 😀


34 Kath April 19, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Thanks Maria

I ALWAYS HEAT UP THE SOYMILK!!!!!!!! I think per Lisa D’s comment it’s just how Costco’s soy milk is. I’ve used other kinds in coffee before we started buying this kind. I just need to have tea if we ever run out.

Heather ,
Please visit the Tribute To Oatmeal page for my technique, a video and variations.



35 Heather April 17, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Sorry, i know this is a SUPER OLD post lol but do you blend the ingredients (1/3 cup oats, 1 tbsp farina, 1/3 cup milk, 2/3 cup water, half very ripe banana and Sprinkle flax) then add toppings?


36 KathEats April 17, 2014 at 2:03 pm



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