Old Faithful

January 2, 2012

Reunited and it feels tastes so good.

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Pumpkin Coach’s Oats! Made with chia seeds, milk, water, cinnamon, spice, Cville Cluster, Sunbutter and BUTTERNUT butter that our friend Benji at Twin Oaks made! Tastes like sweet potato casserole : )

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Pepperminty tea

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And a dash of home sweet home. So glad to be here again!

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1 Emily January 2, 2012 at 9:22 am

Good morning :) I’ve been a follower of Kerf for years, practically since the dark ages. Thanks for the beautiful posts. They keep me coming back at least 2x a day.

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2 KathEats January 2, 2012 at 9:24 am

Thanks you for reading!

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3 Cait @ Beyond Bananas January 2, 2012 at 9:23 am

Butternut butter? Now that sounds interesting! I was swept away when I first started eating sunbutter and have been addicted ever since… and butternut butter sounds like it would do something similar!

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4 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 2, 2012 at 9:24 am

Yum! Welcome home! Haha :)

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5 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 2, 2012 at 9:24 am

I’m always thrilled to be a vaca, but coming home is a treat too. Looks like a fantastic bowl of oats to welcome you back!

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6 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! January 2, 2012 at 9:26 am

i love those first meals back at home after a vacation! they’re always so comforting!

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7 kathleen @ the daily crumb January 2, 2012 at 9:28 am

i love the comfort of returning to normal ways. vacation is great and all, but there’s nothing like a home cooked meal when you return!

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8 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles January 2, 2012 at 9:30 am

Home sweet home! ….Glad you are enjoying all the yummy comforts of home.

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9 Stephanie @ Ultra Ambitious January 2, 2012 at 9:33 am

Great to see your beautiful oatmeal creations back on KERF :) Welcome Home!

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10 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 2, 2012 at 9:36 am

Butternut butter sounds to die for!

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11 Heather H @ Run Eat Play January 2, 2012 at 9:36 am

It’s so nice to home after a vacation! I love seeing all your oatmeal creations!

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12 Roxanne January 2, 2012 at 9:39 am

Back to the ol’ grind…. but it’s a good grind! :)
Where’s your store where we can get a “KathEats” mug?
Makes for a conversation at offices…
P.S. I LOVE your spoons! They are so pretty.

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13 KathEats January 2, 2012 at 2:37 pm
14 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 2, 2012 at 9:41 am

I’m out of town for 8 days, and this made me excited to go home! Haha I still have about 5 days left though!

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15 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio January 2, 2012 at 9:46 am

Looks awesome Kath!! Welcome back again.

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16 olivewineandfood January 2, 2012 at 9:47 am

butternut butter! that sounds like heaven. and probably way healthier than the cookie butter i can’t get my hands out of.

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17 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 2, 2012 at 9:49 am

pumpkin has gone to the wayside lately in my meals, but after seeing this, i want it back! looks delicious!

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18 Amy Wiginton January 2, 2012 at 9:55 am

Hi Kath,
I have been reading your blog for a really long time and just love it. I have a few questions for you about Swept Away Negril. My husband and I are thinking about going there in February. We have been to a few all-inclusives and not exactly loved them (the food is always just “ok” and the beer is usually warm, there are no upgraded alcohol drinks and sometimes the other couples are super annoying…we stayed at one in Mexico and the guests were having beer chugging contests daily, which was fun when we were 20) However, your reviews make me willing to give this one a try. I love that you have reviewed it so well. It’s been very helpful for us ;)
If there is anything else you want to tell me, could you email me? BTW, we are turning 41 this month and have kids ages 10,9,6 and 2. Is the resort an adults ONLY? That was the one thing, we really want….but we’re really looking forward to being away from all the nuttiness.

Thanks a ton! Love the blog:)
AmyW.

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19 KathEats January 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Hey Amy,
The resort had many more couples than big groups of people partying wild. I saw very few super drunk people. I’m pretty sure the resort is adults only, but right next door there was a Beaches just crawling with kids having a blast – it looked really nice, but I don’t know about the food or drinks there.

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20 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 2, 2012 at 9:55 am

I may have to make a tiny version this for a snack later. Today, I am all about the vegetables. I can’t believe how much more energy I have when I have veggies for breakfast. I am looking forward to this as my post workout re-fuel. Have a wonderful day. Glad you are back.

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21 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 2, 2012 at 9:59 am

It does feel/taste good to be back home after a time away…makes me appreciate that what I have so much more! Enjoyed my morning ‘mash’ and my first run of the year…it felt soooooo good! I got hooked to your blog towards the end of the year…so looking forward to the year ahead!

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22 Lynn @ the actor's diet January 2, 2012 at 10:16 am

Butternut butter?!? Oh my!

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23 Mai January 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

Yum, I haven’t had hot oatmeal in the longest time. Your pictures are seriously making me crave some!

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24 Anna @ On Anna's Plate January 2, 2012 at 10:26 am

Isn’t it always so nice to get back to the old routine after a trip?? That’s my favorite part about coming home :-)

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25 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 2, 2012 at 10:28 am

Seriously, old faithful never does me wrong! Mine was witha a side of sunshine today…oats with pineapple and flax. Definitely the right way to start this week! Have a great one Kath!

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26 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 2, 2012 at 10:33 am

Looks like the perfect breakfast to start the new year :)

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27 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon January 2, 2012 at 10:34 am

Butternut butter–say what?!!
And returning home always feels so great! I always appreciate getting back into my regular habits, eating and otherwise.

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28 kristen @ verbs and vignettes January 2, 2012 at 10:35 am

welcome back! a classic breakfast sounds like a great way to ring in 2012 back at home. :-)

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29 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 2, 2012 at 10:37 am

Oooh I totally hear ya on it feeling good to be home! I got back from Italy on Thursday night and even though it was a great trip, I always feel so much better when I’m eating my own food and sleeping in my own bed! Have a relaxing day Kath! :)

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30 Sarah January 2, 2012 at 10:46 am

Butternut butter? Oh my goodness I just read about mango butter the other day! I have some serious shopping to do. I love getting back into a routine with my meals. It’s so comforting.

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31 Angel7 January 2, 2012 at 10:46 am

Vacation is great, but… HOME SWEET HOME :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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32 Kavi @ Lab to Fab January 2, 2012 at 10:46 am

Welcome back! As much as I hate seeing a great vacation end, it’s always nice to come back to the comforts of home!

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33 Kelly @ Vegolosophy January 2, 2012 at 10:51 am

You always have such great photography skills, those oats look fantastic! I too also enjoyed some pumpkin oats this morning, they never fail to make for a great breakfast!

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34 tiffany January 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

My favorite oats!! Making myself some this morning too…yum.

Are you planning to watch the Rose Parade today or is that a california tradition only? Have a great day :)

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35 KathEats January 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Does that have to do with the Rose Bowl? Football? I haven’t a clue :)

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36 tiffany January 2, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Its at the rose bowl! Its a new years tradition…a lot of companies decorate floats using flowers and many marching bands come to play. Lots of fun!

here’s a link if you want to take a look at the floats. They were all so beautiful! :)

http://framework.latimes.com/2012/01/02/rose-parade/#/0

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37 KathEats January 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I am so not into football, but I love parades!!

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38 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 2, 2012 at 11:14 am

Butternut butter?! Looks like I’m going to have to try that one out in the vitamix later! Well, it might be delicata butter instead- I have a bunch leftover from last night that is roasted. :)
I always forget how easy it is to make squash/apple butter.

PS- I forget to check that I’m “human” every time!

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39 Paulina (One Smile Ahead) January 2, 2012 at 11:35 am

I had a similar breakfast this morning! Pumpkin oatmeal always rocks :D Butternut butter sounds really interesting. I’ve tried kabocha butter, but pumpkin has a special place in my heart.

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40 Cait's Plate January 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

There’s nothing better than the first morning back in your house after a vacation! Looks absolutely delicious :)

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41 Khushboo January 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Home is def where the heart is!

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42 Sunya January 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I just had oats this morning for the first time since I came home from 14 days w/ the family it Tennessee. It is like comfort food! Your trip looked amazing but I am with you that coming home is the best! Happy New Year!

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43 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count January 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm

It’s nice to go away, but I always feel so much better when I get home!

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44 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Being home and back in the routine and flow of normal life is glorious, especially after traveling and being gone and the holidays and hub-bub, and I know you love your routines and so here’s to being back!

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45 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine January 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Mmmm I’m having my standard bowl of oats today too–stovetop (cooked with water) topped with blackberries, walnut butter, and a smidgen of coconut oil.

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46 Laura January 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Welcome back home! :)

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47 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Butternut butter sounds awesome! I love how there are always so many new foods and products to discover through blogs.

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48 Kelly Mae April 10, 2012 at 9:06 am

Hi Kath! Just wanted to let you know that I made my first-ever batch of pumpkin oats this morning and it was delicious. Thanks so much for all of the great recipes. I discovered your blog (on Pinterest) about three or four weeks ago and now I check it religiously. Thanks so much for all of the recipes!

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