Kibbles + Bits

February 15, 2011

Donuts replenished!! Whole wheat cinnamon raisin English muffins from The Bread Basket, a local bakery here in Cville. They are simply divine!

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One side had chocolate goat cheese and raspberry jam

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And the other had sunflower butter and jam!

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I was going to put pumpkin yogurt on top, but I find that it’s more difficult to eat and borders on too soggy, so I had it on the side. 1/2 a cup of Oikos  mixed with half a cup of Libby’s with cinnamon and chia seeds and some of Nuts About Granola’s Ambrosial – with little kibbles of dried mangos!

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Deliciiiiious coffee!

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I had company for breakfast!

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Kibbles + bits.

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These kitties always scare me when they appear around my feet when I’m out shooting!

Yes, I would love to have a kitty. But Matt is very very very allergic to cat dander. [He’ll sniff every second for an entire day if he pets one.] We wouldn’t invest in a hypoallergenic cat or fancy drugs for Matt either, so we will never be a cat family, but I do love them!

But we do love playing with them on our porch!

Purr.

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1 Christie {Nourishing Eats} February 15, 2011 at 10:08 am

Hahah, I love the kitty sniffing your breakfast. That is so freaking cat like. Sorry to hear Matt is allergic. I have three cats and have friends that can’t come over because of it :(

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2 KathEats February 15, 2011 at 10:11 am

It’s storebought

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3 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats February 15, 2011 at 10:10 am

What a cute kitty. Great breakfast too! Did you post a recipe for the chocolate goat cheese? I must have missed that.

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4 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 15, 2011 at 10:13 am

Awww, glad you’re getting some kitty love, even though y’all can’t own one! There’s something about having animals around that’s so nice!

Love your bowl!

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5 Amanda (tomboy that wears makeup) February 15, 2011 at 10:15 am

UGH, ME TOO. soo allergic to cats. My boyfriend LOVES cats… “sorry babe we can’t get one”… they are cute, but they make me sick..

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6 Trish @I_am_Succeeding February 15, 2011 at 10:16 am

Awe, we love our cats and they must sniff everything! LOL One even sits begging just like a dog when we eat…good thing she is just so adorable!

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7 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) February 15, 2011 at 10:16 am

I’m also extremely allergic to cats…seeing one at my feet would make me drop my camera! That one sure is a cutie though.

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8 Eliz@The Sweet Life February 15, 2011 at 10:17 am

what a beautifully-colored plate, topped with a delicious-looking breakfast!

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9 Alaina February 15, 2011 at 10:18 am

I love cats too but my husband is allergic as well. And he just doesn’t like them. Boo.

I love trying new coffee, especially from a local shop. In Boston, it’s Red Barn Coffee. Did you try their coffee when you were up here? If I send you some, you wanna send over some Shenandoah Joe? ;-)

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10 KathEats February 15, 2011 at 10:19 am

I didn’t have any! I’d love to try it, but I hate going to the post office so I’ll have to look for it next time I’m up there!

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11 Alaina February 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Definitely! They have a shop in Faneuil Hall in Boston. When I make it down to VA, I’ll have to check out Joe’s :-)

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12 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 15, 2011 at 10:19 am

Jason is super allergic to cats (and dogs!) too — there is no way we could have an animal.

Do you feed the cats that hang around your neighborhood?

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13 KathEats February 15, 2011 at 10:20 am

We dont’ feed them a bit – they just love us :)

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14 Christine February 15, 2011 at 11:12 am

I bet they just want their picture on the website! :-P

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15 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 15, 2011 at 10:19 am

Cats…what’s not to love? Breakfast looks perfect! Great way to start the day!

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16 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen February 15, 2011 at 10:19 am

So jealous of the fact that you can enjoy your breakfast outside! ..this makes me want to move to the South!

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17 Dani February 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Ditto!

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18 Christine @ Merf In Progress February 15, 2011 at 10:21 am

Okay, I’ve seen a few people post pumpkin yogurt, and I definitely need to get on the bandwagon. Looks delicious.

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19 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews February 15, 2011 at 10:25 am

Looks like an awesome filling breakfast! I love putting different condiments on each side of my english muffin too.

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20 Katie @ cooklaughmove February 15, 2011 at 10:25 am

Awww, I love orange kitties! Breakfast looks great too!

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21 chelsea February 15, 2011 at 10:25 am

i am also very allergic to cats..which makes me not like them since they make me miserable with sneezing and sniffling. but lately ive been dog sitting for a lady who has 2 cats (as long as i dont touch them, im okay) but they are so snuggly and wanna be all over me and are so cute, its hard to say no..so then i start sneezing. sad!

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22 Heather (heathers dish) February 15, 2011 at 10:27 am

Yum…those muffins look insane! I must find something like that in boulder!

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23 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 15, 2011 at 10:28 am

I’m not really a cat person, but those ones are really cute! I like the idea of having a pet to cuddle with, but I’m not sure I’d be so good at taking care of it since I have to be at work every day and have enough trouble cleaning up after myself!! Brekkie looks delicious as usual! :)

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24 Marci February 15, 2011 at 10:29 am

That breakfast looks delicious and so filling! The pictures look like mickey mouse ears. You never talk about dogs, I get sniffles around cats but not our dog.

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25 Justeen @ Blissful Baking February 15, 2011 at 10:30 am

Fabulous breakfast, as always! I’m going to try pumpkin yogurt with chia seeds for lunch – it looks so tasty!!

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26 Amber K February 15, 2011 at 10:33 am

I’m allergic to cats too, but I really don’t mind. I have never liked them! Dog-person all the way!!

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27 Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 15, 2011 at 10:33 am

I am not a huge cat fan, mostly because of the allergies. It’s hard for me to even spend time at someone’s house if they have a cat.

Dogs are much better! :)

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28 KJ February 15, 2011 at 10:38 am

If you want a pet but can’t get a cat because of Matt’s allergies you should get adopt a rabbit! Mine is litterbox trained so he hops all over the house, and he definitely has a little personality and loves to play/snuggle with us. My dad is also allergic to most animals so we couldn’t get a cat or dog, but he is fine around the rabbit. Also, one would fit right in with you and Matt and your love of fresh veggies!!

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29 KathEats February 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Awww sounds cute, but I don’t think we’re up for rabbit care!

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30 Anne W Falk February 15, 2011 at 10:39 am

I think it’s funny how the neighborhood cats all visit you. It seems the more allergic a person is to cats the more they want to be near you.

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31 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 15, 2011 at 10:39 am

I am loving the chocolate goat cheese and jam combination! That’s such a sweet cat. I want one, but I’m allergic to!

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32 Susan Mc February 15, 2011 at 10:42 am

I think it is just lovely that so many neighborhood cats oblige your need for a kitty fix by visiting often, they are such insightful and knowing creatures! And Matt stays healthy!
All you need to do is look at the face of Miss Lillis Billis to see that … I love her pics, she has SUCH a unique, beguiling face! :-)

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33 KathEats February 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Love that you called her Lillis Billis!!

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34 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun February 15, 2011 at 10:44 am

Chocolate goat cheese?! Now there’s a flavor combo that I would love to try.

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35 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan February 15, 2011 at 10:45 am

I love cats and would love to have one as part of our family, but my husband, step-daughter, and son are all allergic to them. I wish some neighborhood cats would visit me!

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36 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn February 15, 2011 at 10:46 am

I am a die-hard english muffin lover! I have never tried sunflower seed butter, maybe it’s about time I make some!:)

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37 Emily February 15, 2011 at 10:47 am

Great looking breakfast, definitely jealous of the outdoors photos and warm temps you guys are having :)

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38 Ashley February 15, 2011 at 10:48 am

I was watching throw down w/bobby flay the other day and it was a brownie challenge. The challenger made their famous dark chocolate brownies with a layer of goat cheese inside! Sounds like a super interesting combination. :)

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39 Kara February 15, 2011 at 10:57 am

That stinks that he’s allergic! Is he allergic to dogs too?

As usual, your breakfast looks awesome :)

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40 Christine February 15, 2011 at 10:58 am

On the bright side, no cat means no litter box or scratched up furniture!

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41 Katy (The Singing Runner) February 15, 2011 at 11:06 am

Pretty kitty! :D I love how when I looked at your breakfast, the first thing I thought was “hidden Mickey!” Haha. ;) Oh, I’m just a Disney girl at heart.

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42 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write February 15, 2011 at 11:09 am

I love cats and my husband is allergic, too! It sucks. We’re going to become a dog family eventually.

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43 Lee @ Fit Foodie Finds February 15, 2011 at 11:13 am

Looks like Spring!!!!

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44 Maryann (The Balanced Bean) February 15, 2011 at 11:18 am

Your breakfast looks like Mickey Mouse :)

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45 Krissy @ Make It Naked February 15, 2011 at 11:21 am

Exactly what I was thinking – that cat was totally going for the mouse :)

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46 Jess @ atasteofconfidence February 15, 2011 at 11:20 am

i love orangeish cats. :)

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47 Marisa @ Loser for Life February 15, 2011 at 11:28 am

Chocolate goat cheese sounds amazing!!!

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48 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 15, 2011 at 11:28 am

Awww, that kitty reminds me of our Gingerbread. :( I’d love to have any kitties you can’t have, Kath! :)

That English muffin looks so. GOOD!

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49 Natalie @ Will Jog For Food February 15, 2011 at 11:30 am

Me and the cat want your english muffins!

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50 Hope February 15, 2011 at 11:30 am

What a beautiful breakfast! Looks so delicious! That cat is so cute!! :)

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51 Amelia February 15, 2011 at 11:44 am

I love your dishes! Teal/ turquoise, whatever you call it, is my favorite color. And your breakfast looks delicious as always. :)

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52 Katie February 15, 2011 at 11:53 am

awww little cat friends! So cute!!! My fiance is allergic to cat dander too : p no cats here!

Have a great day Kath : )

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53 Lu February 15, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I know I read this entire post, but my focus was totally lost after reading chocolate goat cheese. Cute kitty..

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54 lynn @ the actor's diet February 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm

there’s a neighborhood cat that TAUNTS my dog whenever he’s in the window.

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55 Katherine: Unemployed February 15, 2011 at 12:13 pm

so delicious; I love the toppings you incorporate

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56 Natalia - a side of simple February 15, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I think they spied the “Mickey Mouse” theme you had going on with your plates. How sneaky of them… ;)

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57 Lily's Health Pad February 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Ah, I feel sorry for you. I can’t imagine life without my naughty and handsome cat. I think there are a couple kinds of hypoallergenic cats…I don’t think they’re all really expensive. Maybe if you looked into it more…

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58 Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) February 15, 2011 at 12:25 pm

gorgeous kitty!

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59 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy February 15, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I’m also super allergic to cats! My parents got two and now have to make them stay outside when we come to visit. They’re so cute, which it makes it really difficult not to pet them!

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60 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Love that breakfast!

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61 Emily @ Savory and Savage February 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm

The best shot? The one where the cat is looking up at the camera. :-)

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62 WendyF February 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Tabby cats rock :-) Also I second Red Barn coffee.

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63 Dawn (HealthySDLiving) February 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Aww cute! I’m allergic to cats as well – the second I get around one I look like I got punched in the face. :/

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64 J February 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I’m new to your blog, totally entranced, and totally wondering: HOW ON EARTH do you eat so much and look so good? What do you do? Really, I mean, do you work out 2 hours a day? I can’t believe the quantities of food you eat! Amazed, and hopefully I figure out your secret. I’ll be checking your blog whenever I have time. Love the photos.

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65 KathEats February 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

It’s not as much as it seems!! Real Food means you can eat more than if you’re eating more calorie dense stuff. And I need 1800+ calories to live healthfully, so when you’re eating good quality food, it takes a lot to reach that number. I also don’t really snack!

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66 Baking 'n' Books February 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm

That’s alot?! I actually find it’s not a lot especially for being so active. But everyone is different so you have to do what works for you :)

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67 Eileen February 16, 2011 at 9:21 am

Wait until you read some more … for every person who thinks Kath eats too much, there’s someone who thinks she eats too little! :) You’ll get some great food ideas here!

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68 Baking 'n' Books February 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I love your pretty bowls! Caitlin on HTP has something similar in the shape of a Maple Leaf (I think). Makes the picture even more ‘quintessential’ (spelling?!).

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69 Ellie @ The Mommyist February 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

If you really love cats maybe you can get lucky and find a hypoallergenic cat at an animal shelter. If you can find fancy dogs there i don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to find a fancy cat. Just a thought…

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70 Kiran February 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm

We had our breakfast at the patio today and it was blissful :) Love the signs of spring!

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71 Flo February 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I wonder why they’re called English muffins…in my entire life I’ve never met anyone who eats them here in England!! lol

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72 JenATX February 15, 2011 at 3:02 pm

meow!

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73 Allison @ Happy Tales February 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Oh goodness! Is he alleric to dander from dogs, too?! Or just cats…

I used to be pretty allergic to cats when I was kid growing up. But somehow I grew out of it. Still have yet to own a cat though, I’m totally a dog person (i mean, obviously… i created my blog about my pup afterall… ha!)

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74 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) February 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm

English muffins are great for breakfast! Hehe :) We have a cat that comes around everytime we eat outdoors too! He likes to climb on my lap and sniff my plate…I’m not to fond of that, though ;)

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75 Christin@purplebirdblog February 15, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I had a gluten-free chocolate goat cheese brownie at our farmer’s market last year…. sooo amazing!

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76 Kira @ hernewleaf February 15, 2011 at 4:31 pm

This looks like the best breakfast ever! I’m so jealous!

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77 Krissy - Shiawase Life February 15, 2011 at 6:06 pm

I love that the pic of the oats + english muffins taken overhead looks like a hidden mickey =D also, a big fan of when you feature local products in your post because they inspire me to go out and try them!!!

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78 Amelia (Eating Made Easy) February 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

I am so jealous of a) chocolate goat cheese and b) whole wheat cinnamon raisin English muffins! I wish I lived next to that bakery too…yummmmm

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79 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 15, 2011 at 6:51 pm

I’m allergic to cats too. :(

Love your plate and bowl!

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80 Hannah February 15, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Ah! That looks like one of the best breakfasts better! Aside from the half block of chocolate I ate for mine, of course ;)

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81 stacey-healthylife February 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm

That orange kitty really wants to be your friend, and part of your family.

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82 Maddie (Healthy Maddie) February 15, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Aww the kitty is so cute!

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83 Shannon February 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I am allergic to cats and everything else under the sun and allergy shots have made a huge difference. It is immunotherapy, so sort of a homeopathic approach to treatment. Not sure if it is something Matt wants to consider, not necessarily to get to the point that you can own a cat, but to improve his quality of life when he encounters one. It is a big commitment- usually weekly shots for years. When I am off my allergy meds now, I feel how I used to fell ON them, if that makes any sense.

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84 Meghan February 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Haha, maybe you could get the hairless cats!

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85 Rachel @ Healthy Teacher February 15, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Looks.So.Good.

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86 Britta February 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I used to be super allergic to cats until I started getting allergy shots. Now we have two and I’m totally fine. Has Matt ever thought of doing that?

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87 Melissa A. February 17, 2011 at 8:16 am

What do you put in your coffee? It always has an interesting colour to it and I am curious.

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88 KathEats February 17, 2011 at 8:43 am

Just a tbsp or so of 1% milk

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89 Maria @ The Fitted Apron February 18, 2011 at 11:03 pm

chcocolate goat cheese sounds m-azing! your breakfast looks fun and delish.

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