Jar Of Arts

April 2, 2011

Surprised by sunshine!

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I set my alarm this morning so I wouldn’t oversleep – we have a farmer’s market to get to! And a 10am Body Pump class. Wheeee!

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But first, gotta love on some oats.

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The art of OIAJ:

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Jar Of {Oatmeal} Arts

  • 1/4 cup scottish oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Pinch salt, splash vanilla
  • Lots of Blue Diamond love on the bottom
  • Coconut on top

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Got some biking to do!

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1 Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East April 2, 2011 at 7:52 am

Hope you find some good buys at the farmer’s market! Have a great Saturday!

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2 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey April 2, 2011 at 7:56 am

Yum! I’m in the mood for coconut.
However, I’m off to make some more English muffins this morning.
Have a great day!

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3 B & B April 2, 2011 at 9:10 am

Did you say “make your own” ??!

Gosh – I can almost feel the freshness of the morning there.

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4 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey April 2, 2011 at 11:18 am

Yep. I’ve been making my own English muffins for about 2 months now! They are amazing, and super simple. I use a modified version of the “Soaked Engish Muffin” recipe, from Taste is Trump, and Faith (Gracefulfitness). :)

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5 faith April 2, 2011 at 7:59 am

YAY for a GORGEOUS morning! It was lovely as always to hang last night, have a great weekend!

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6 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 2, 2011 at 8:05 am

Enjoy the Farmers Market! I’m off for a run!

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7 Dee April 2, 2011 at 8:20 am

I love sunny days! They’re even better when they’re a surprise. ;)

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8 kate@ahealthypassion April 2, 2011 at 8:21 am

As sad as I get when my nut butters run out there is nothing better than overnight oats in the jar I love scraping every last little bit out. Enjoy your bike ride and the gorgeous weather!

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9 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 2, 2011 at 8:22 am

Have fun at the Farmer’s Market! It’s beautiful here and I can’t wait to get outside!

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10 Kat @ Cupcake Kat April 2, 2011 at 8:23 am

I love Farmer’s Markets. I hope you have lots of fun. Your OIAJ looks delicious! Coconut is an awesome topping idea

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11 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is April 2, 2011 at 8:23 am

It looks like a beautiful morning there!

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12 Stacy @ Every Little Thing April 2, 2011 at 8:24 am

Have fun at the market! Our Spring one doesn’t start until May :( I went to the winter one last week though. Anyway, it’s sunny here too! Woo

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13 Julie (Food & Other Things) April 2, 2011 at 8:31 am

Coconut is the best topping…it looks like such a beautiful morning!

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14 Jackie @ Baking Charms April 2, 2011 at 8:32 am

I am in LOVE with your spoons. So pretty :)

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15 Heather April 2, 2011 at 8:39 am

Have fun at the Farmers Market – ours don’t start until June. I am very jealous!

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16 Cindy April 2, 2011 at 8:42 am

I can’t wait for the farmer’s market to open here!

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17 lynn @ the actor's diet April 2, 2011 at 8:46 am

mmmm i bet scottish oats would be delicious in a jar. creamy!!!

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18 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) April 2, 2011 at 8:53 am

Wow that’s great that you can be outside! It is still way too cold here in Michigan. Have a great weekend!

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19 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) April 2, 2011 at 8:55 am

Ahhh! Our farmers market is open too, but I keep forgetting! Have fun, and yay for sunshine!! :)

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20 Jenny April 2, 2011 at 9:05 am

For some reason those pics make almond butter seem ridiculously appealing. I may have to finally switch up my pb obsession! :)

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21 Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 2, 2011 at 9:07 am

Have fun at the farmer’s market!!!! Can’t wait to see what goodies you find!

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22 Caitlyn (The Spoonful of Life) April 2, 2011 at 9:15 am

The leftover nut butter is the best part of OIAJ!

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23 Ash @ Good Taste. Healthy Me April 2, 2011 at 9:17 am

You make oats on the stove, correct? I’ve been making them in the microwave and I definitely don’t want to heat them up in a plastic container. I figured I could just make them in a different bowl and then pour them into the jar.

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24 Heather (Heather's Dish) April 2, 2011 at 9:17 am

hope you guys have a blast at the farmer’s market! it’s a little early for ours but i’m getting pumped already for mid-april :)

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25 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 2, 2011 at 9:18 am

Farmers Market sounds fun! And I’ve yet to perfect OIAJ – maybe because I scrape every single last bit of nut butter before I decide it’s time.

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26 Anne April 2, 2011 at 9:21 am

Kath, this is SUCH an amateur question, but I gotta ask it!
When you make OIAJ is it okay not to eat all of the nut butter from it and use it for another oats creation or do you usually scoop the jar clean the one time you use it? I’ve alllways wondered this cause sometimes I just don’t feel like eating all the nut butter from it, but I figure it’ such a waste to toss it out..
thanks! I bet you’re having an aweeesome time at body pump right now ;)

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27 KathEats April 2, 2011 at 11:02 am

I only make OIAJ when there is about a tbsp (give or take) left in the jar. I lick it clean like a doggie and then recycle or wash and reuse the jar. I wouldn’t put oats in there – dip your spoon and germs in – and then when you get to the nut butter put the jar back on the shelf. That seems like it might grow some bacteria.

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28 AJ @ Flowing to Fifty April 2, 2011 at 9:27 am

Sounds like you have a great morning planned. I can feel the spring. I hope we catch up to you soon.

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29 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 2, 2011 at 9:27 am

Sounds like a fabulous Saturday morning. I can’t wait until the Farmer’s Market starts again in Wisconsin… it’s such a great way to spend the morning, out in the sun, discovering amazing new foods!

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30 Sarah @ OneLoveSarah April 2, 2011 at 9:32 am

sounds like a great Saturday morning! Enjoy!

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31 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 2, 2011 at 9:42 am

Have fun at the market Kath! I don’t think ours opens for another couple of weeks but when it does I’ll be all over it!!

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32 Ashley @ Feeding Ashley April 2, 2011 at 9:46 am

Havea great day at the farmers market! I’ve never been to one, sadly. I love OOIAJ! Yours looks amazing.

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33 Justeen @ Blissful Baking April 2, 2011 at 9:49 am

Have a great time at the Farmer’s Market this morning! The OIAJ look great – I’ll be able to enjoy them in a couple of days too – yayy! :)

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34 Christie {Nourishing Circle} April 2, 2011 at 9:56 am

This is the first day we have had of sunshine in so long. I can’t wait to get out it in and play!

Have a fun Saturday!

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35 Ashley @ Will Run for Food April 2, 2011 at 10:03 am

Sounds like a fun Saturday! I had oats in a jar this morning too! Tasty.

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36 Katie April 2, 2011 at 10:09 am

Sunshine makes the day better ; ) it was shining here but went away : p

Enjoy the day! <3

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37 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing April 2, 2011 at 10:13 am

It’s supposed to 80* today after some ups and downs with snow mixed in here — yay! At least one of our farmer’s markets is opening today, too! I love Spring :)

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38 Nancy-The Wife of a Dairyman April 2, 2011 at 10:15 am

Glad you’re having sunny weather for the farmer’s market. Have a great weekend:)

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39 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) April 2, 2011 at 10:17 am

Send some sunshine my way!

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40 kaila @ healthy helper! April 2, 2011 at 10:19 am

I have seen that almond butter at my store but haven’t tried it yet! Did you like it? Sounds like you have a fun Saturday planned!

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41 Kathryn @ Creating an Echo April 2, 2011 at 10:34 am

I absolutely love that spoon! Where did you get it??

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42 KathEats April 2, 2011 at 11:03 am

Wooden Hive’s Etsy Store

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43 Allie April 2, 2011 at 10:36 am

Mmm, coconut on oats! How artsy ;) Hope the farmers market/biking/body pump go great for ya! Have a nice day :D

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44 Kristi @ KristiAteIt April 2, 2011 at 10:39 am

Jealous that the farmer’s market is open there already. Have a little bit longer to wait here until that! Hope you end up with some nice finds.

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45 Namaste Gurl April 2, 2011 at 10:52 am

Have a good day and enjoy the sun! :)

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46 Seana April 2, 2011 at 11:07 am

Do you have any tips for being on a gluten free and dairy free diet? You helped me get a referral to an RD. Thanks so much for that! I’m on day 3 and want to scream :)

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47 KathEats April 2, 2011 at 11:09 am

Seana,
I could provide some tips, but since I’m not gluten or dairy free, you might consider reading some bloggers who are – they would have much better visuals and recipes. Ashley @ Edible Perspective just did a big elimination diet with good examples, and I know there are other bloggers who are gluten free + vegan

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48 Seana April 2, 2011 at 11:20 am

Thank you. I will check out Ashley. If you can thing of any other bloggers let me know. Thanks again!

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49 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 2, 2011 at 11:21 am

Going to the farmer’s market is my favourite Saturday activity. Have fun!

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50 Christine (The Raw Project) April 2, 2011 at 11:28 am

Busy morning! The oats look fabulous, cute spoon.

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51 Laughter-Loving Stacy April 2, 2011 at 11:30 am

I love that bicycle napkin you have! That is SO cool!!! :)

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52 Katherine: Unemployed April 2, 2011 at 11:54 am

am I missing out on how so many people it oiaj? do you go through that many jars?

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53 KathEats April 2, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I only do it maybe twice a month?

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54 Natalia - a side of simple April 2, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Body Pump, OIAJ, and the farmer’s market sounds like a great way to start a beautiful Saturday!

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55 Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 2, 2011 at 12:23 pm

YUM I love blue diamond.. there’s something so different about it than other nut butters.

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56 Khushboo April 2, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Empty nut bar jars are so bittersweet! Can’t wait for my next opportunity for oiaj!

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57 katy April 2, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Yeah for sunshine!!!

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58 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Delicious looking breakfast!

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59 Angel7 April 2, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Hopefully, we do not see more winter weather until next winter, and we are off to sunshine at least a couple days a week–I am not asking much :) We need more Vitamin D from the sun!

That is a cute idea to do to your spoon!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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60 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 2, 2011 at 2:34 pm

That jar looks delicious! Generous portion of almond butter at the bottom. Yum, yum!

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61 Emma (Namaste Everyday) April 2, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I love using the bottom of the jar to enjoy your oatmeal! I love how festive you make all of your oatmeal–I always just have oats, oat milk, banana, cinnamon, and sometimes peanut butter. I think I need to get a little more creative!

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62 Allison @ Happy Tales April 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm

I can’t get over the personalized spoons you have for your household… you got them from Etsy, right?!

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63 Hannah April 2, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Almond butter on bottom, coconut on top = heavenliness.

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64 Katie (quick cook rice) April 3, 2011 at 9:43 am

I’m sure you’ve been asked this question a million times, but since I’m a newbie: where did you get that amazing spoon!?

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65 KathEats April 3, 2011 at 9:52 am

See my response up there ^^^

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66 Katie (quick cook rice) April 3, 2011 at 10:11 am

WHOOPS! Totally missed that. Thanks! Beyond cute.

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67 Mackenzie @ Eat. Exercise. Evolve April 3, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Where did you get that bike place mat?

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68 Kath April 4, 2011 at 6:05 am

It’s a towel from Oh Little Rabbit on Etsy

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69 Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous April 5, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Hey, that’s a great way to get that last little bit of nut butter out of the jar!I’ll remember that for next time…

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