Jasmine, Rosemary & Me

April 21, 2010

Leg is better today!!

My plan of attack: Rest, Ice, Compression, EAT is going well :mrgreen:

I’m thinking I might have to give my hour back and do some upper body stuff tonight – just to keep the blood flowing. Nothing leg related though!

I spent some time chatting with my girlfriends Jasmine and Rosemary this AM.

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Oregano says hello too (he’s a boy)

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So does the manatee I found in my coffee!!

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Friends of Bob 

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The Mix

  • 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Muesli (I have decided that I don’t like this for oatmeal. Only overnight oats. The oats are really thick and always gelatinize on me!? They don’t get creamy. Not sure why!)
  • 1/8 cup 10 Grain Hot Cereal 
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Splash vanilla, pinch salt
  • Galaxy Granola
  • Maranatha Dark Chocolate Almond (M stands for MELT. Maranatha’s nut butters are hands-down the best for melting. And I love a puddle on the top of my oats! The guy melted just like their almond butter does and I was in chocolate heaven)
  • Naturally Nutty Vanilla Almond Butter (also one of the top 5 nut butters there are – I’m going to do a list soon of the best of the best)

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Off to that place for 8 hours. Then life can resume!

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1 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 21, 2010 at 6:39 am

Aah, yes, Rosemary – we’re quite good friends too actually, I’m very fond of her. Jasmine – not so much. I can’t even remember what she looks like!!
Have a good day :)


2 Christy April 21, 2010 at 6:43 am

It’s nice to read your cheerful blog in the mornings!


3 Cait (Cait's Plate) April 21, 2010 at 6:46 am

Oatalicious is right! I want to dive head first into that bowl (I know that’s always my comment to you, but it’s always the first thing that crosses my mind!) You put together some amazing looking concoctions!

Have a great day Kath – Halfway through the day!!!


4 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is April 21, 2010 at 6:49 am

Have a great day, Kath! Almost through the week. :)


5 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 21, 2010 at 6:51 am

Glad the leg is better!!

Wonder if Basil is a boy or a girl? I guess a British man, like Basil Fawlty from Fawlty Towers! :-)


6 Kath April 21, 2010 at 6:54 am

Definitely a boy! My best friend from high school’s husband is Basil!


7 Food Makes Fun Fuel April 21, 2010 at 6:52 am

Wow, your herbs are coming in great!


8 theemptynutjar April 21, 2010 at 6:54 am

I don’t know how you find the time to take such lovely pics in lovely settings, etc..it must take so much time. nice pics as usual.


9 Shawna @ Balancing Me April 21, 2010 at 6:59 am

Yum, yum!! Looks delicious!

Lovin’ the herbs too :)


10 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 21, 2010 at 7:07 am

I need to start a few herbs in my backyard. We used to have basil but my black thumb murdered it. :(


11 Eliza April 21, 2010 at 7:08 am

your oats look so delicious! lovely photos of the herbs.



12 Estela @ Weekly Bite April 21, 2010 at 7:13 am

Look at those herbs! Wow!

Have a great day!


13 Heather April 21, 2010 at 7:15 am

I just cooked with fresh oregano for the first time last weekend – loved it!

I will definitely do it again.

Have a great day!


14 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 21, 2010 at 7:16 am

Our rosemary plants have taken off like “Little Shop of Horrors”! I don’t mind though, ’cause I freakin’ love rosemary! Glad your leg is doing better! I did some upper body stuff this morning since my hamstrings are so sore from dead lifts two days ago. Those suckers get me every time. So, my upper body is now feeling it, but it feels so good…I’m kinda sick that way. Have a great day!


15 Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 21, 2010 at 7:18 am

Holy herbs!!! Those look great! I just planted some but they haven’t started growing yet….


16 Foy Update - Garden. Cook. Write. Repeat. April 21, 2010 at 7:19 am

Rosemary and I cooked dinner together last night. She’s always so fresh!


17 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 21, 2010 at 7:21 am

Fresh herbs! Amazing. I have a balcony now so want to grow some. And two types of nut butter?! Delicious!


18 Christie {Honoring Health} April 21, 2010 at 7:28 am

Glad your leg is feeling better!!

Have a great day at “that place”!


19 Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 21, 2010 at 7:33 am

Nuttzo had BETTER make your top list :) it’s my FAVORITE!
Have a great day!


20 Steph- Exercise Physiologist & Artist! April 21, 2010 at 7:55 am

I live vicariously through your oats daily :)
I live in Florida and have seen my fair share of manatees and I have to agree with you…. That is a manatee in your coffee!

all the herbs look BEAUTIFUL!!


21 Cynthia (It All Changes) April 21, 2010 at 8:12 am

I’m glad your leg is feeling better. I had to make an appointment for mine since it’s been over 2 weeks and no luck.


22 Marina April 21, 2010 at 8:12 am

I love fresh herbs, but mine died out :( I am not good with plants :))
Mhm, I should really make my peanut butter soon, ’cause I’m going crazy without any nut butter


23 Sarah R April 21, 2010 at 8:21 am

Oh… looking forward to the best of the best post. Are you going to include more than just nut butters? Glad your leg is feeling better. You probably have the best approach to exercise and eating I have ever come across. So inspirational! Have a wonderful (hump) day! The weekend is near!


24 Morgan @ Life After Bagels April 21, 2010 at 8:22 am

“he’s a boy” hahahaha!

I need a new hot breakfast option, my current oats are cutting it.


25 Kaci Higgins April 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

I love your friends! lol That chocolate nut butter sounds amazing!! I wish I could just reach through the screen & take some. :)


26 Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

I’ve been dying to get my hands on some MaraNatha nut butter for a while now, I’ve heard nothing but good things!


27 Lisa - The Food Illusion April 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

Congrats on such a successful website! I just learned about it at the bread store yesterday (from your husband). I am a new food blogger and love to see so many great sites out there.


28 Kath April 21, 2010 at 10:38 am

Thanks!! Fun you met Matt yesterday :)


29 [email protected]://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ April 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

That is some amazing oats. I can’t believe you can limit yourself to one scoop of the Marantha. It is so delicious, I could have chocolate oats every day.


30 Wei-Wei April 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

The foam in the coffee sorta looks like the profile view of a man with a big nose 😉

Lovin the herbs, KERF! 😀



31 Christine @ Grub, Sweat and Cheers April 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

I’m so envious of those herbs! Mine are about 2 inches long at the moment. :)


32 Danielle (Coffee Run) April 21, 2010 at 9:11 am

Me & Rosemary have been hanging out too…she’s prob my favorite :)

Have good day [at the mysterious place you’re going to] !


33 Camille April 21, 2010 at 9:20 am

Can’t wait for your nut butter list!


34 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) April 21, 2010 at 9:23 am

Look at all those gorgeous, fresh herbs! Makes me so excited for spring and summer. 😀


35 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter April 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

MMMmmm I absolutely love that dark chocolate almond butter! It’s seriously absolute heaven. I eat it only as a special treat though :)


36 Lisa April 21, 2010 at 9:43 am

The herbs look fantastic. And what a lovely breakfast, as always!!
Enjoy the day!


37 Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks April 21, 2010 at 9:46 am

Ooh, looking forward to your nut butter ratings. Keep us posted! Also what a cute post in general — Oregano is lookin’ mighty fine this morning =)


38 Nicole, RD April 21, 2010 at 9:46 am

Your herbs are so lush! I want to get mine that way, but I always kill them instead :)


39 Kellie April 21, 2010 at 9:48 am

your oats always looks so much prettier than mine. Mine turn out looking like on of my kids science experiements, but they still tastes good.


40 Midgetkeeper April 21, 2010 at 9:49 am

Now I’m sad I didn’t make oats for breakfast this morning.


41 Ann April 21, 2010 at 10:08 am

Try Zadie’s Granola @ zaydiesgranola.com if you want to try some new granola!
It’s the best……all natural ingredients with no sugar, not too sweet. Great mother/daughter story.


42 Abby April 21, 2010 at 10:16 am

I’m going to have the “Barbara Manatee” song stuck in my head alllll day now!!!


43 Joanna Burgraf April 21, 2010 at 10:28 am

I’m fairly new to reading your blog, and I’m really enjoying it.
Your healthy habits and career switch are an inspiration.
Thanks for putting it out for the world. Your photos are fantastic
they always make me hungry.


44 Kath April 21, 2010 at 10:38 am



45 Brooke April 21, 2010 at 10:35 am

I love how you say “then life can resume”. Also my mentality about work. :)
Is that a good thing or a bad thing?


46 Lynda April 21, 2010 at 10:49 am

Can I just say I love how you always tell us what you saw in your morning cup of coffee? Loves it! :))


47 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) April 21, 2010 at 11:04 am

Rosemary is always so divine when it’s fresh. You know what else is always divine? Your morning oats, gelatinized or not. :)


48 Heather (Heather's Dish) April 21, 2010 at 11:24 am

you’ve just inspired me to have a nice hot cup of coffee – YUM!


49 Jordan Wandfluh April 21, 2010 at 11:24 am

I have seen you will eat expired yogurt that is only a day or so old. How expired is to expired? I have a few Oikos that are about 6 days expired and I just hate to throw that money away.


50 Kath April 21, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I always do the eyeball + smell test. If it looks and smells good, it is.


51 runnerforever April 21, 2010 at 11:29 am

Eat should be permanently added to the Rest, Ice, Compression formula. Seriously, proper nutrition can help you heal so much!


52 Fleur April 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm

hey Kath
have you ever tried soaking the oats in fruit juice?
I love bill granger s variation on this! the fruit juice does it, plus the grated pears;
2 persons:
* 1 cup rolled oats
* 3/4 cups pear juice
* 1 pear, grated
* 1/4 cup plain yoghurt
* strawberries or blueberries
* flaked almonds

1. Place oats and pear juice in a bowl and soak overnight. Add grated pear and yoghurt to oat mixture and mix well.

2. Spoon into serving bowls and top with strawberries. Sprinkle with almonds. you can add more yoghurt as topping if you like!


53 Kath April 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Sounds cool! i haven’t tried soaking in juice because it’s so sugar dense…but sounds like it’s worth a try!


54 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) April 21, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I love melty nut butters! 😀



55 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies April 21, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Mmm, I’ve been wanting to start an herb “garden” (on my fire escape haha).


56 lynn (The Actors Diet) April 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm

my rosemary and oregano are thriving! wish i could say the same for my sad, sad basil….


57 Lauren April 21, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Haha! :) Oregano is a boy…you are so cute! :)


58 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] April 21, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Wow, quite the extensive ‘oat’ recipe today : )

Have you tried PB&Co butters? So far I’m not a fan. Just curious : )


59 Kath April 21, 2010 at 2:33 pm

I’ve tasted a few but they were not that memorable…but Dark Choco Dreams was!


60 Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble April 21, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I love using fresh herbs! Makes all the difference in the world!


61 jamie April 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm

How many calories do you usually have in your breakfast, lunch, and dinners?

What’s you usual daliy intake?


62 Kath April 21, 2010 at 7:31 pm

I don’t count calories anymore, but my meals are probably around 500 calories each. Plus snacks.


63 jenn April 21, 2010 at 7:51 pm

it appears that you eat a lot of oatmeal…me too! i love it. :) one trick i learned from another website a long time ago, is to add a little canned pumpkin to steel cut oats. it’s delicious & very filling!


64 lauri Watson April 21, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Hiya! I LOVE BRM Muesli!! I like it as ‘oatmeal’, but I like it best as overnight oats too!! Scottish oats are my least favorite as overnight oats! Hope you are doing well!! See ya soon!


65 Alison (Life's Little Lusts) April 21, 2010 at 11:40 pm

CAN’T WAIT for that
top nut butters list!!!
i’ve got my eyes out.
thanks kath!


66 Hannah April 22, 2010 at 2:14 am

Please do the best of nut butter list soon! Sure, I can’t access any of the fancy ones you mention here, but I could always beg one of my US friends to post me some 😛


67 Kristin April 22, 2010 at 8:09 am

It’s sad that I might have lived the rest of my life not eating MaraNatha dark chocolate almond butter. But I saw it at the hippie health food store yesterday and, remembering how much you liked it, picked up a jar. Of course I had to have a taste as soon as I got home. O.M.G. HEAVEN!!! I had some in my oats this morning — it was fabulous!


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