Pastels

April 23, 2011

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Hey there gawgeous!

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Karen gave us some flowers!

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I made smoothies for breakfast!

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And while it looks like I went CRA-RAZY with the peanut butter, that is actually a peanut flour sauce I made with my last little bit of peanut flour!

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Berry Smoothies

Serves TWO

  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup raw oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen berries

KERF Toppings:

  • Cooked wheatberries
  • Toasted buckwheat groats
  • Peanut flour sauce (2 tbsp PF, 2-3 tbsp milk, 1 tsp maple, 2 pinches salt)

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Peppermint –

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Going on a walk. Then going to eat some oysters at Devil’s Backbone Brewery! Hoping the clouds blow through and our high of 77* comes FAST!

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1 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 23, 2011 at 8:59 am

So pretty!! That smoothie looks delicious.

It’s cold and rainy here. Hope your 77 degrees comes soon! :) Enjoy the day, Kath!

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2 Natalia - a side of simple April 23, 2011 at 9:03 am

Loving the pretty purple pastels for Easter :) So pretty, especially since its a gloomy, rainy day here. Hopefully we get a few rays of sun for tomorrow!

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3 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) April 23, 2011 at 9:06 am

I loove the colours at the start of this post :) Beautiful!

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4 Christina April 23, 2011 at 9:06 am

Ahh, love love LOVE all the shades of pink and purple. How perfect for Easter. :) Your mug is so cute!

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5 Dmarie April 23, 2011 at 9:07 am

ok, that looks like a VERY healthy mish-mash–very pretty too! ;)

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6 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 23, 2011 at 9:08 am

I love the Spring, Easter-y colors! How beautiful!

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7 JenATX April 23, 2011 at 9:09 am

wow, gorgeous pics Kath. I might use the first spread for my comp background

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8 Stacy @ Every Little Thing April 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

Pretty flowers! I miss the sun haha. It’s rained here for days and won’t stop til Wednesday. We had massive tornadoes here last night and there’s a lot of destruction actually, around St. Louis. The airport is closed indefinitely. Happy spring?

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9 KathEats April 23, 2011 at 9:22 am

Oh no…hope everything is oK :(

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10 Emily April 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

This post put me in a very spring-y mood which is hard to get in currently with the gloomy weather I’ve been having so thanks for the boost! And I just discovered peanut flour…amazing stuff isn’t it? I can’t believe it took me so long

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11 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan April 23, 2011 at 9:20 am

Beautiful colors this morning. :-)

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12 Morgan @ moments of mmm April 23, 2011 at 9:23 am

Gorgeous colors! This posts helped me forget how gloomy it is outside here!

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13 Meaghan April 23, 2011 at 9:30 am

I love the colours! So pretty!!!

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14 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 23, 2011 at 9:31 am

what beautiful Easter colors! :)

Have a great walk and Easter weekend! :)

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15 Cindy April 23, 2011 at 9:33 am

What pretty flowers!

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16 kaila @ healthy helper! April 23, 2011 at 9:36 am

Love those easter colors! So pretty. I guess I go “crazy” with PB all the time cus that’s how much I use ALL the time LOL!

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17 McKayla (green groats) April 23, 2011 at 9:38 am

Love the colors! Do you use maple extract or maple syrup in your peanut butter sauce? It looks so good!!

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18 KathEats April 23, 2011 at 9:39 am

Syrup!

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19 Holly April 23, 2011 at 9:39 am

Hi Kath! I love your blog and always want to make peanut flour sauce, but when I went to Trader Joe’s last, they had already discontinued it! :( The guy suggested almond flour instead, do you think I could make it the same way?

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20 L.G. April 23, 2011 at 10:08 am

I was wondering the same thing. Where can you get peanut flour now that TJs doesn’t carry it?

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21 KathEats April 23, 2011 at 11:43 am

Mine is leftover – I don’t use it much. I don’t think almond flour would work quite as well…but maybe!?

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22 Sonia April 24, 2011 at 1:30 am

I’ve ordered pb2 from http://www.bell plantation.com. I have never had the pb flour from trader joe’s but think it’s about the same thing.

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23 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 23, 2011 at 9:39 am

Yum, I love peanut flour :) I have it at least once a day!

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24 Chelsea April 23, 2011 at 9:46 am

Love all the spring colors! I feel like spring will never bloom here in Montana :( I might have to rush out today and pick up some flowers to brighten my day!

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25 Simply Life April 23, 2011 at 9:48 am

I love the spring theme!

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26 Molly April 23, 2011 at 9:49 am

Hope that tea was better than the others this week! I appreciate your pink post, too.

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27 Gina April 23, 2011 at 9:51 am

Hey Kath! My family’s spending the weekend in Wintergreen (close to Cville) and are thinking about having an Easter brunch in Charlottesville on our way back to DC. Any suggestions?

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28 KathEats April 23, 2011 at 11:44 am

I’m not really sure what is open or closed on Sunday restaurant-wise, but you could start on my Cville page and see if any of those places (they are all good!) have specials?

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29 Susan (Oliepants) April 23, 2011 at 9:51 am

What a pretty breakfast and a setting! I love the vase!!

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30 Caitlyn (The Spoonful of Life) April 23, 2011 at 9:54 am

It looks just like spring! I love the pastel colors.

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31 Camille April 23, 2011 at 10:14 am

So many pretty Spring colors :)
I am jealous of your 77! Oregon is supposed to get mid-60s today and I swear it is the most exciting thing ever :)

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32 The Teenage Taste April 23, 2011 at 10:21 am

I think your SIAB looks prettier than the flowers. Just sayin’. ;-)

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33 Khushboo April 23, 2011 at 10:28 am

Loving the shades of pink and purple- just screams spring!

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34 Kay @ ditch lazy; get crazy! April 23, 2011 at 10:29 am

The vase! It is awesome!

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35 Aimee April 23, 2011 at 10:30 am

Sort of confused by your pb comment. Seems to suggest those of us who eat the full two tablespoon serving are crazy. Intentional?

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36 KathEats April 23, 2011 at 11:45 am

For me, two to three tablespoons is “going crazy.” My caloric needs are not that high!

But if yours are, then that sounds like a great way to enjoy PB

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37 Ally (Girl V Food) April 24, 2011 at 7:52 am

One of the reasons I love PB flour…you can dump a whole ton on oatmeal/smoothies LOL

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38 Lauren April 23, 2011 at 10:34 am

gorgeous flowers and colors… it’s raining here!!! boo :(

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39 lynn @ the actor's diet April 23, 2011 at 10:39 am

i don’t usually like carnations but that shade is gorgeous, indeed!

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40 Kristina April 23, 2011 at 10:50 am

Your photos this morning are BEAUTIFUL. Love all the colors :)

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41 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 23, 2011 at 10:52 am

Gorgeous flowers!

I get so confused every time you mention the temperature because we tend to use celsius here. I’m guessing 77 is nice though, so enjoy the good weather! :D

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42 Angel7 April 23, 2011 at 10:59 am

I am not a big fan of carnations, but I love the shade of pink they are.

I need to find some chia seeds. I have never tried them before.

I wish we were going to have weather in the 70’s, but it will come soon enough.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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43 Julie (Food & Other Things) April 23, 2011 at 11:17 am

What pretty flowers! I’m so happy that it’s starting to warm up so I can start having smoothies for breakfast again!

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44 Shannon @ My Place In The Race April 23, 2011 at 11:18 am

Those are gorgeous flowers and the smoothie looks amazing too! :P

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45 Christine (The Raw Project) April 23, 2011 at 11:24 am

The smoothie looks wonderful! And the flower pics are lovely.

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46 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 23, 2011 at 11:30 am

Such pretty colors! Those flowers are GORGEOUS and I love it when smoothies LOOK as good as they taste. ;) Enjoy your walk!

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47 Katie April 23, 2011 at 11:42 am

The flowers Karen got you are so beautiful!! I love the vase you have them in too!

Amazing and pretty spring pics! Love it! I love peanut sauce too! I have added that on top of oats before and loved it!

Your smoothie looks amazing!!!

Happy Easter to all your family! Hi Karen!!

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48 Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 23, 2011 at 11:56 am

Perfect colors for the easter season! Now if only the weather by me would match those colors.. I would be all set. It is freezing, rainy, and raw today.

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49 Allison @ Happy Tales April 23, 2011 at 11:57 am

Trader Joe’s peanut flour?!?! (RIP…)

Also, the colors of all of the flowers in this post make me *so happy!!!* YAY SPRING!

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50 Kaitlyn @ 7 Plates April 23, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Good idea for a smoothie..I love smoothies! Got to make this one soon.

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51 Abby April 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I love the colors of this post! So springy and Easter like! :)

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52 Mary @ Bites and Bliss April 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Enjoy the beautiful day!!

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53 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) April 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm

What a delicious breakfast! Love the pretty color :D

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54 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 23, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Pretty flowers :)

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55 Heidi - apples under my bed April 23, 2011 at 6:34 pm

What a beautiful purple breakfast.! The brown goes so nicely with the colour of the smoothie. Brown and purple, who would have thought? :)
Heidi xo

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56 staceyhealthylife April 23, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Lol, that was my first thought when I saw the pb. I thought wow that’s a lot. Lol :)

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57 Jane April 23, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Your pixs are amazing. Thanks for sharing!!!! Hope you are having a wonderful long weekend.

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58 Kat @ Cupcake Kat April 23, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I love the pretty colors here! This smoothie sounds delicious

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59 Hannah April 24, 2011 at 1:44 am

Looking at the crazy healthfulness of this makes me feel a little naughty about the platter of deep-fried salt and pepper squid I ate for Easter lunch… :P

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60 Taylor May 25, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Kath, I have been looking everywhere for peanut flour and remembered that you mentioned in a post a sauce you made with it. Where did you find it???! Also, do you think a similar sauce could be made with coconut flour?

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61 KathEats May 25, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Trader Joe’s – but they no longer make it.

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