Share Your Strength

January 25, 2010

Happy Mid-Morning!

I’m really excited to share with you guys a video project I’ve been working on with Quaker and Goodbite to raise up to $25,000 for Share Our Strength, a charity dedicated to ending childhood hunger. This project was perfect for me since I love all kinds of creative oatmeal toppings!

Watch below!

I encourage all of you to create your own oatmeal topping combinations by going to WWW.QUAKEROATS.COM/CREATEYOURDAY and assembling an oatmeal creation that will best help you tackle the day that lies ahead :)

For every bowl of oatmeal created on this site, GoodBite.com and Quaker will donate $1 to Share Our Strength, up to $25,000. This goal is no small feat, but if you all create one oatmeal bowl, that much more money will go to feeding hungry children.

Remember there’s strength in numbers!!

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1 The Paris Food Blague January 25, 2010 at 9:02 am

what a wonderful idea! i always knew oatmeal was a superhero….

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2 Jill January 25, 2010 at 9:03 am

Awesome! I shall do this stat, while I nosh my oatmeal~now my day is off to a great start! :)

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3 Jessica @ How Sweet January 25, 2010 at 9:24 am

This is awesome! I could create a million toppings!

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4 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 25, 2010 at 9:25 am

What a great program! Oatmeal topping are so much fun :)

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5 Annie @ stronghealthyfit January 25, 2010 at 9:26 am

Thanks for posting this- it’s important to remember to give back and be grateful! :-)

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6 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 25, 2010 at 9:27 am

This is such a great idea– love it!

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7 Lea January 25, 2010 at 9:37 am

I just made my “bowl” and posted the linky on FB! And I was eating oatmeal while I did it :)

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8 Food Makes Fun Fuel January 25, 2010 at 9:39 am

I did it! Apparently, I’m almonds with blueberries and chocolate chips–yum!

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9 Danielle (Coffee Run) January 25, 2010 at 9:48 am

This is such a good idea! I sent one to my mom :)

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10 Amelia January 25, 2010 at 9:49 am

What a fun site! That seriously just brightened my day. :) And for such a great cause!

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11 Ameena January 25, 2010 at 9:52 am

What a good site and a great idea…

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12 Heather January 25, 2010 at 9:54 am

I cant wait to try the site! What a great video and great cause!

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13 Shannon (The Daily Balance) January 25, 2010 at 9:55 am

this is so great! thanks for sharing ;)

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14 Bridget January 25, 2010 at 9:55 am

Just made a creation! Too bad they didn’t have Almond butter as a toppign options…and stopped me at 5 hahah! Don’t they know you can EASILY have more than 5 toppings!

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15 rachel January 25, 2010 at 9:56 am

This is such a great idea and a great cause! That said…your oatmeal creations look much tastier. ;)

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16 Diana January 25, 2010 at 9:56 am

CUTE VIDEO!
I’m off to create mine now!!!
Diana

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17 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale January 25, 2010 at 9:57 am

Awesome – what a creative concept / campaign! Looks like I need the Honor Roll Oatmeal today…

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18 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) January 25, 2010 at 10:02 am

I saw this on Tina’s site, too. What a great promotion!

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19 Kori January 25, 2010 at 10:05 am

I actually stumbled upon Quaker’s oatmeal topping ideas page a few weeks ago, and I already made one! I’m so glad you’re on board and helping with the Share Our Strength cause! Good job, Kath!!

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20 The Paris Food Blague January 25, 2010 at 10:08 am

i had coffee beans! yum!

btw, the images made me think of the movie The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus. cool!

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21 Heather (Heather's Dish) January 25, 2010 at 10:19 am

this is so cool! i’m going to be making mine in T-minus 5 minutes :)

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22 Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com January 25, 2010 at 10:26 am

oOOH I did an oatmeal topping thing earlier on that site, it’s rather addictive :p but has actually given me some ideas!Raisins and walnuts are next on my topping list :D

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23 JENNA January 25, 2010 at 10:27 am

this sounds like the perfect project for you :) such a cool idea!

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24 Jenny January 25, 2010 at 10:29 am

Such a great concept! I’ll definitely be trying it out soon :)

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25 Sarah January 25, 2010 at 10:35 am

That is awesome. Pretty cool way to use your famous love of oats for a good cause!!

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26 Katharine January 25, 2010 at 10:37 am

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing this. :)

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27 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans January 25, 2010 at 10:48 am

What a great project! I’m heading over there right now!

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28 Allison K January 25, 2010 at 10:53 am

Very Cool Kath!

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29 Anne P January 25, 2010 at 10:55 am

Aw yay! At my old office I actually organized 2 bake sales to benefit that very same organization! Great cause :)

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30 Mae @ OhhMay January 25, 2010 at 11:01 am

This is so cool I can’t wait ot try it out… On annother not, I love how he’s showing YOU how to make instant oatmeal…. hahahahah I thought it was a little ironic. :-)

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31 Christin S January 25, 2010 at 11:02 am

Great idea, and great way to contribute! My pefect bowl was apples and cinnamon with peaches and granola…delish! I tried to do the facebook link to share with friends and it was not linking properly though…I’ll try logging in to facebook and locating quaker that way so i can tell others about it…

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32 Marie-Sophie January 25, 2010 at 11:17 am

Hey Kath!

I just discovered your blog a few days ago and it’s just great!! I also love my daily oatmeal and had to laugh when reading and looking at your tribute to oatmeal… I’ve never been that inventive! Well, it’s time to start now!
I already have almond butter and use it loads but I think I might stock up on a few other nut butters for a few more great toppings and more variety!
Have you already tried to include coconut flour (helps digestion and gives it a lovely flavour) or wheat germ (add this at the end as you shouldn’t heat up what germ) ??

chocolaty hugs over to America from Germany and keep those great pictures coming!

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33 Kath January 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Welcome!! I’ve tried wheat germ (a little dry, in my opinion) but I haven’t tried coconut flour!

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34 Lauren @ Eater not a runner January 25, 2010 at 11:17 am

What a great idea! Thanks.

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35 Sophie @ yumventures January 25, 2010 at 11:23 am

Great video! I’ve seen the Quaker create your day on some other blogs too, I will definitely check it out :)

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36 Karla January 25, 2010 at 11:25 am

Awesome! Is this only for today?

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37 Kath January 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm

I believe it is ongoing!

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38 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) January 25, 2010 at 11:31 am

KATH this is so great!!! I went to the Share Our Strength annual Conference of Leaders back in November and was so inspired by all the volunteers/employees that work tirelessly every day to feed the hungry children of America.

Great cause. Great way to help (and delicious too). Great video :)

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39 Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life January 25, 2010 at 11:56 am

That’s awesome, Kath!

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40 Gelareh @ Orange Truffle January 25, 2010 at 12:16 pm

This is wonderful.

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41 HeatherBakes January 25, 2010 at 12:36 pm

How fun! I’ll start thinking of creative toppings :)

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42 Lindsay January 25, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Just started reading your blog and its great to see a philanthropic post on here! I work at a foundation in DC and have a friend who works for Share Our Strength (a DC based organization.) They are a great organization…I will definitely be participating :)

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43 Sarah (OC2Seattle) January 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Share Our Strength is such a great organization! Thanks for passing on the info. so we can help.

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44 Paige(Running Around Normal) January 25, 2010 at 1:04 pm

So cool! Wonderful idea!! :D

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45 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope January 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm

What a great cause Kath! And this contest fits in perfectly with KERF! ;) Thanks for head’s up!

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46 Meg @ Be Fit Be Full January 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm

What a fantastic idea! The link didn’t work for me when I just clicked on it, but I’ll try again in a few :)

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47 Hallie January 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm

I just saw this posted on another blog (Recipe Girl) and immediately thought of you! What a fun way to raise money for a great cause. I’m going to see if I can make the combo I’ve been feeding my boyfriend all last week when he was sick: oats, splash soymilk, flax, cinnamon, and honey.

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48 Trysha January 25, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Love this! What a fun way to contribute to a great cause.

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49 Katy ( The Balanced Foodie) January 25, 2010 at 1:33 pm

It actually has some really great oatmeal topping ideas! I love the idea of adding dried apricot..mmm!

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50 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write January 25, 2010 at 1:48 pm

What a perfect Kath Eats kind of fundraiser. A very good cause. Love it.

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51 Jil January 25, 2010 at 1:58 pm

How perfect for you! and all of us! haha An awesome fundraising opportunity for a great charity…going to site…now….

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52 amber January 25, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I made my day!! Great and sound great in in the video!

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53 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) January 25, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I love it! I’m going to submit a recipe. :) Breakfast never felt so good!

Jenn

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