Lite & Bright

November 20, 2011

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Fair morning to you! I fell asleep and missed a lot of Return of the King last night. I’ve watched about 50% of the series this week – missing parts from snoozing and blogging!

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I had a bit of a lighter breakfast today because I’m going to brunch at 11am with some friends. Still had to have enough to tide me over though! Brunch is so complicated. It only really works if you sleep in really, really late and then get up and go!

Smoothie pudding [named for its thick consistency] made with 1 cup of kefir, 1/2 cup pumpkin, half a banana and cinnamon. Topped with some pumpkin chocolate chip muffin.

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Pumpkin Spice tea on the side! Topped with frothed foam!

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Have a lovely day!

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1 Kelly November 20, 2011 at 9:45 am

I love brunch! Your tea looks delicious. Have a great day…!

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2 Leah November 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

Yum! Could that be made with milk or yogurt something else instead of the kefir? Do you make it in a blender?

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3 KathEats November 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Yup – milk and yogurt 50/50 would work great. I did make it in a blender

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4 lynn @ the actor's diet November 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

pre=brunch breakfast looks great! i have plans in a few hours too

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5 Kerry November 20, 2011 at 10:01 am

Lol, I guess sleeping in late was never an option for you Kath! You should try it sometime

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6 KathEats November 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I do try….I never succeed. Unless I stay up really, really late

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7 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 20, 2011 at 10:06 am

That tea sounds great! What a cheery breakfast :D

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8 Molly @ RDexposed November 20, 2011 at 10:17 am

I always sneak in a light breakfast before brunch. I feel like I’m cheating do I keep quiet about it! Ha!

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9 Raewyn November 20, 2011 at 10:22 am

Yum! I love the orange color…I had a thick, thick banana smoothie layered with pumpkin challah bread this morning. Hooray for pumpkin!

Kath, I want to make a gorgeous pumpkin cake for Thanksgiving with buttercream/cream cheese frosting. The frosting on your bday cake looked PERFECT. Could Matt divulge the recipe or point to a similar one??? *Puppy dog eyes*

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10 KathEats November 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm

So sorry little puppy dog :(

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11 Amanda November 20, 2011 at 10:30 am

The texture of that smoothie looks so smooth and slightly fluffy. Love it!

Enjoy your Sunday!

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12 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) November 20, 2011 at 10:31 am

Great pictures! I’m not a fan of brunch…I think it’s complicated too. haha.

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13 Antonia @ healthinspirations November 20, 2011 at 10:35 am

You’re so right Kath. That’s the only thing I dislike about Brunch. I’m either really starving by the time I eat, or not really hungry yet because I had a pre-breakfast. Hope you have a nice day!

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14 Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth November 20, 2011 at 10:35 am

That smoothie in a bowl topped with a muffin looks wonderful. I may make that tomorrow, minus the muffin as I am trying to lose weight :-(

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15 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 20, 2011 at 10:39 am

I love brunch! It can be complicated, but its so much fun :)

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16 Khushboo November 20, 2011 at 10:42 am

I always have a lil somethin’ somethin’ to tide me over till brunch- otherwise the bread basket dominates me!

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17 Mai November 20, 2011 at 11:05 am

Yum, looks delicious! I have yet to try kefir . . . one of these days I’ll have to get around to it, lol.

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18 Sana November 20, 2011 at 11:11 am

Enjoy your day :)

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19 Army Amy* November 20, 2011 at 11:26 am

Brunch is my favorite! But you’re right, it’s better if you sleep late.*

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20 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 20, 2011 at 11:29 am

I tried Adagio’s pumpkin spice tea this morning, it was delicious!! Have fun at brunch!

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21 Kara - The chubby girl living in a glass house November 20, 2011 at 11:30 am

This looks fanTABulous! I enjoy delicious and still healthful recipes : )

I’ve linked you on my blog, my readers will love this!

365daysand100pounds.blogspot.com

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22 Cait's Plate November 20, 2011 at 11:31 am

I just love the frothy mugs of tea!

Also, that pumpkin chocolate chip muffins looks so good. Such a good flavor combo (almost as good as peanut butter and chocolate).

Enjoy brunch :)

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23 kathleen @ the daily crumb November 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

i love, love, love brunch. but you’re right, if you’re up early, it definitely messes up the normal eating schedule. hope it’s delicious!!

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24 Chloe (In Fine Feather) November 20, 2011 at 11:52 am

Brunch works well for me because I am not immediately hungry when I wake up, so if I do wake up early (which doesn’t normally happen on the weekends, haha) I still have time to drink coffee and get ready before I even start thinking about food.
Love the burst of yellow this morning, it’s waking me up!

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25 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) November 20, 2011 at 12:13 pm

I can never sleep late so when I do brunch with friends its more like a really early breakfast and then a really early lunch (the actual brunch). Ha! Oh how I wish I could sleep in!

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26 Dee November 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Oh my gosh! I am loving the colors in your posts lately Kath. This one makes me happy. I love yellow. :)

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27 Amelia November 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I feel the same about brunch – I get so ravenous while waiting for brunch time to arrive (and inevitably waiting in line when we get to a place) that I am tempted to over-order and eat beyond fullness and then feel lethargic for the remainder of the day. Much better to “pre-feed” on a light breakfast!

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28 Angel7 November 20, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Your pictures always look light & bright :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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29 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count November 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Recently tried kefir for the first time and I really lke it!

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30 Justeen @ Blissful Baking November 20, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I had the same dilemma today – I had a baby shower brunch to attend, but woke up at 7:30, and knew I’d be STARVING if I didn’t have something before the shower. I had a simple little bowl of oats (no toppings) to hold me over, and it did the trick! If only I could learn to sleep in!

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31 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 20, 2011 at 4:52 pm

So true about brunch!! I’m a naturally early riser, so the brunch option is basically out for me most of the time. I’m not someone who can get up and wait a couple of hours to go out and eat with friends–I’m starving as soon as I wake up!

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32 Kelly November 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm

can i tell you – that i made my very first Kodiak Cakes this morning and they were phenomenal! inspired by your beautiful photos and rave reviews! :) thanks!

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33 KathEats November 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Wheee!

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34 Emma (Emma+Jacob) November 20, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I looove your breakfast! *copying for tomorrow*

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35 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 20, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Brunch really confuses me too! I’m never really sure how big of a breakfast to eat beforehand. There’s no way I could wait until 11 to eat!

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36 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles November 20, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Not ususally a brunch fan…although…your omlette with side of fruit would be right up my alley!

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37 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles November 20, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Totally disregard above post…must be time for bed! One of these days I must try kefir!

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38 Anne November 21, 2011 at 8:10 am

With a brunch at 11, I wouldn’t have put muffins in it, but just because I want to eat More at the brunch !

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39 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings November 21, 2011 at 9:10 am

you have perfected the froth!

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