Pumpkin, The Edible Kind

March 25, 2012

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As opposed to the furry kind!

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Pumpkin was one of the first foods on my pregnancy aversion list. It just turned too….sour? for me. Strange to describe. But today it came back in the form of pumpkin muffin that I gobbled down.

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Crumbled overtop of whipped banana cottage cheese oats!

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And served with a spoonful of Sunbutter deliciousness.

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Some coconut tea!

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Both enjoyed during a game-changing season 5 episode of LOST!

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I’m actually debating going to the gym for a treadmill workout this morning (most likely an uphill power walk, but maybe some running in there too!) because we’re on day 2 of unpredictable storms and rain.

This afternoon I’m reluctantly driving to Blacksburg for the Virginia Dietetics Association meeting that starts tomorrow. Hotels are fun! Driving is not.

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat March 25, 2012 at 9:13 am

It’s so chilly, I’m craving pumpkin! Uh huh, sooo chilly :). It’s all relative, right?

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2 Khushboo March 25, 2012 at 9:14 am

On it’s own/stirred in yogurt, I can’t do canned pumpkin…baked goods form? yes please!

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3 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 25, 2012 at 9:24 am

Haha I actually LOVE driving! I got it from my dad, he always says if he could have any job he’d be a semi-truck driver because he’d just get to drive across country all the time. Slightly weird, but I get what he means. Have a safe trip!

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4 KathEats March 25, 2012 at 9:27 am

Want to come drive me there :)

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5 Janet March 25, 2012 at 9:26 am

I love that you are now trying to eat that which bothered you early on in your pregnancy. I figured you quit eating pumpkin since their season is mostly over, but it is nice to seeing you eat pumpkin bread like things. I have realized by reading your blog for a while how much you truly love pumpkin, so it would be sad if you could no longer eat it.

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6 KathEats March 25, 2012 at 9:28 am

I know. The whole appetite thing has been the biggest unexpected surprise of it all. I figured I would have some morning sickness, but I didn’t expect to HATE many of the foods I used to love!

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7 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 25, 2012 at 9:32 am

Ooh, that muffin looks SO good! I’m might have to actually bake some pumpkin muffins now – I really want one! Have a safe drive, and I hope it goes quickly for you.

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8 Megan's @ Megan's Munchies March 25, 2012 at 9:38 am

You are making me think that pumpkin pancakes sound fabulous right about now!

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9 Molly @ RDexposed March 25, 2012 at 9:41 am

Any good VDA topics?

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10 KathEats March 25, 2012 at 9:45 am

Considering my angle in the field, only a few are really relevant to me, but always good to hear about the latest clinical and foodservice research and practices.

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11 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 25, 2012 at 9:56 am

You’re going on another road trip! As I said last week with your last road trip you and Matt went on, you guys are the king and queen of them! Good luck getting down there and for sitting thru the meetings :)

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12 Kerry @ Totes My Oats March 25, 2012 at 9:57 am

I’m happy pumpkin found it’s way back into your life! It sure is yummy :)

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13 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 25, 2012 at 10:10 am

I’m glad you have an old favorite back. I know it feels nice to start feeling a little more back to normal. Have a safe drive.

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14 caitlin March 25, 2012 at 10:20 am

I live in Blacksburg! You need to walk on the huckleberry trail that is right off of the stadium. Gorgeous trail! I am actually 28 weeks pregnant and go on the huck everyday! Its a gorgeous drive!

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15 Margaret March 25, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Love the Huck! Except when I ran over there on Thursday morning, it was closed for repairs :( If you have time for a hike try the Cascades!

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16 KathEats March 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Oh wish I had more time!! It’s a long drive home, so I’ll probably hit the road as soon as it’s over, and I’m getting in later tonight. Next time!

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17 KathEats March 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

PS. congrats on your pregnancy!

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18 Christine (The Raw Project) March 25, 2012 at 10:32 am

The oats look wonderful, love the addition of pumpkin. Weather is iffy here too, barely got my long run in yesterday before the rain started up again!

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19 Ashley March 25, 2012 at 11:00 am

I love the photos of your kitty neighbor! How nice of Pumpkin to come and join you for breakfast. :)

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20 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles March 25, 2012 at 11:02 am

Pumpkin morning sounds great! ….I had to give up coffee completely up until about a week ago- it would make me SO sick! It was my favorite thing and I couldn’t even have decaf! Drive safe today!

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21 Brita March 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

Have fun at the VDA conference! I’m a public relations rep – turned events planner – turned girl who’s studying the GRE to go back to school to become a dietician, and I can’t wait to go to those kinds of things :)

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22 jojo March 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

Neat that you are keeping up with the R.D. side too!
I”ve never had coconut blk tea.. Sounds great tho!

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23 Jennifer March 25, 2012 at 11:15 am

Haha when I saw this post title I thought, as opposed to what??

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24 Kelly March 25, 2012 at 11:38 am

I’ve heard that the incline on the treadmill is a great fat burning mechanism (not that you need help there, but I do). What incline to you walk on?

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25 KathEats March 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Usually 3.0

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26 katie @KatieDid March 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

love the look of your breakfast, cold and creamy oats sound appealing right now. I can’t imagine the horror you felt with a pumpkin aversion considering how much you typically LOVE it (I’m thinking of that pumpkin stock pile of yours a few falls back).

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27 j3nn March 25, 2012 at 11:54 am

Pumpkin in muffin form is a great way to reunite! Kitty Pumpkin must have inspired your taste buds. heh

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28 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Muffins over oats is the BEST!!!!

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29 Amanda March 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm

blacksburggg! yayyy, that’s where i am! beautiful place to run and walk! it’s not too stormy here right now, but it should clear up tomorrow! safe travels and GOOOOOOOOOO hokies!

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30 Laura March 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm

This may be a little creepy as I have never commented on one of your posts before *and it’s a little weird for me*, but I just love Pumpkin! He is such a great cat. And what a model! Glad you’re able to enjoy one of your favorites again! Congratulations on your pregnancy and thanks for all your posts! Very inspiring!

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31 KathEats March 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Thanks for your first comment!!

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32 Angel7 March 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Your love of pumpkin is back–or at least in muffin form :) Your pumpkin glow will come back, and you will be glowing even more from your pregnancy glow as well :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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33 Amelia March 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Any vegetable in muffin form is right up my alley.

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34 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Yay for the return of pumpkin and LOST! Oh man, you’re so making me want to watch again!

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35 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles March 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Have a great time at your meeting!

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36 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles March 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Oh the pumpkin topping looks so yummy on your oats! I just want to dive right in! lol I love the ginger cat!

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37 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count March 25, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Your oats look yummy as always!

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38 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 25, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Anything tastes good in the form of a baked good! Especially pumpkin. :D

Have a safe drive!

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39 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings March 26, 2012 at 8:43 am

I’m planning the elliptical this afternoon as we’re socked in with rain today and I chose not to bike or walk to work. Love the rain though…we need it!!! The pumpkin muffin looks super yummy :)

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40 Meghan March 26, 2012 at 9:10 am

Blacksburg! I graduated from Virginia Tech and miss it so much. Even though you reside in the rivals town – I hope Blacksburg treated you well!

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