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April 1, 2012

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Three cheers for today’s cook! Matt not only made this delicious partially whole wheat Challah bread from scratch this week (an experiment for a bakery addition), but he whipped up a big batch of French toast for us all this morning!

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Topped with Sunbutter, maple syrup, coconut and seared bananas

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Served with hot tea

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And our company!

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Where’s Waldo!? Pumpkin in a tree!

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1 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance April 1, 2012 at 9:25 am

Challah french toast is the best!

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2 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde April 1, 2012 at 9:26 am

Wow, that bread looks so pretty! Way to go, Matt! I love your multi-colored plates. One day I hope to have dishes like that – easy to mix and match, but still uniform. Perfect! Looks like a great breakfast :) Enjoy your Sunday!

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3 Erika - The Teenage Taste April 1, 2012 at 9:27 am

French toast with grilled bananas – what a lovely breakfast! :-D
Have a great day, Kath!

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4 robin April 1, 2012 at 9:30 am

is that pumpkin?

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5 KathEats April 1, 2012 at 9:31 am

Yes, the cat

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6 robin April 1, 2012 at 9:32 am

love me some pumpkin:)

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7 Allie@LiveLaughEat April 1, 2012 at 9:37 am

Ahhh I’ve been waiting for challah since opening day! That was the first loaf of bread I ever baked. Mmmmm!

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8 Olivia April 1, 2012 at 9:40 am

oh man that looks good – though i am partial to cinnamon raisin bread for french toast

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9 Khushboo April 1, 2012 at 9:41 am

I’m normally more of a pancake over French toast girl but these are different story!

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10 Sarah April 1, 2012 at 9:45 am

Hi Kath,

I am an avid reader of your blog and since you are an RD I was hoping you might be able to help me out. I am currently working on a school project comparing vegetarian diets vs. meat diets and I have found a ton of research on vegetarian diets but unfortunately not much on diets that include meat – would you be able to send me some links to some sources or perhaps just provide some firsthand knowledge? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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11 KathEats April 1, 2012 at 9:55 am

Sarah, Do you mean articles that say meat in the diet is good? I don’t know of any that argue that necessarily, but you might search for anything that discusses the bioavailability of complete animal protein or heme iron or the importance of nutrients hard to get from plants alone like EPA/DHA and vitamin B12.

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12 Sarah April 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Thank you. That actually did help.

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13 Molly @ RDexposed April 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

Research zoonutrients.

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14 Emily Schneller April 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Sarah- try looking researching the paleo diet. Rob Wolf’s “The Paleo Solution” is a good resource.

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15 Samantha April 1, 2012 at 9:48 am

This looks a-ma-zing.

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16 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles April 1, 2012 at 9:52 am

What a delicious breakfast! …. I’d give that breakfast & the cook 10+ cheers! MMmmmm!

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17 Chelsea April 1, 2012 at 9:57 am

Breakfasts like that are proof that life is good. My husband loves to make challah, but it’s my least favorite bread…however, it’s perfect for french toast! Have a great day! :)

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18 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 1, 2012 at 10:07 am

Thick cut French toast, the Sunbutter, seared bananas…what a great start to the day!

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19 katie @KatieDid April 1, 2012 at 10:20 am

mmm such pretty pictures this morning, i love the rustic feel to them. the bread sounds fantastic!

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20 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 1, 2012 at 10:25 am

Dang that looks so good! I’m going to be adventuresome today and make some gluten free rolls from a recipe I developed. I love experimenting making bread. Even the flops make great French toast or croutons! Enjoy your company today Kath!

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21 Caitlin @ This Bride's Joyride April 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

Oh that breakfast looks delicious! I used to always get the challah french toast at a diner near my parent’s house as a kid, such a treat!

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22 Michelle (Peachy Palate) April 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

God I need Matt to come bake me some gluten free bread as amazing as that loaf!!! Could I borrow him for some baking? Looks like an amazing breakie!

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23 Michelle (Better with Berries) April 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

Gahh french toast is one of my favorite breakfasts. Now I want it!!

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24 jojo April 1, 2012 at 10:47 am

I love that he cooked the bananas!
French toast is one of my favorites for breakfast!

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25 Amanda April 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

i love how you have become second parents to pumpkin! you can spoil him and play with him and then send him right back! :)

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26 Leah April 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

The challah at the GH in Rockville MD is amazing-tastes like dessert! I don’t think I’ve had whole wheat yet though!

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27 Alaina April 1, 2012 at 10:56 am

And now I am craving some French toast. I love the thick challah bread!

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28 j3nn April 1, 2012 at 10:56 am

Challah bread makes the greatest French toast! How nice to have fresh access to it. :)

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29 Heidi Bundles Of Hugs April 1, 2012 at 11:03 am

Wow you’re so spoiled. I think I know what I’m making for breakfast this morning ;)

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30 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio April 1, 2012 at 11:03 am

Looks fantastic!!

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31 emily April 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

Oh man, if I lived in a city with proper brunch I would be out the door this minute to try to find a version of your breakfast!

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32 Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! April 1, 2012 at 11:10 am

Challah french toast is the best french toast! I will forever stand by that :-P

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33 Susan April 1, 2012 at 11:12 am

oh my god partially whole wheat challah french toast oh. my. god. Haven’t made any challah in ages……now I think I have to!

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34 Sarah @ Fresh Living April 1, 2012 at 11:19 am

What a delicious looking breakfast! I always forget about French toast but must have it more often. Happy Sunday!

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35 Michelle April 1, 2012 at 11:19 am

So excited to have found your blog. LOVING Pumpkin, we have a pumpkin too we call fatty :) That french toast looks so good!

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36 KathEats April 1, 2012 at 11:22 am

Welcome Michelle!

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37 Molly @ RDexposed April 1, 2012 at 11:19 am

Challah bread is SO good! Used it in pumpkin bread pudding for Thanksgiving and totally fell in love.

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38 Jenn@slim-shoppin April 1, 2012 at 11:20 am

That looks amazing!

I’ve never tried to make challah bread before – but i might have to now!

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39 Cm @ Lazy Healthy April 1, 2012 at 11:26 am

I’ve never had a grilled banana. I guess that’s synonymous with saying I’ve never lived.

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40 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) April 1, 2012 at 11:44 am

So funny! I had this exact breakfast this morning, because I had leftover challah (not whole wheat, haha) from school. It was delish! I used whole milk to make it extra delish :)

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41 Mom April 1, 2012 at 11:47 am

HI PUMPKIN FROM LILLIAN

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42 Angel7 April 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

That french toast looks perfect!

Just wondering… Is the Challah bread a recipe Matt thought of, or from the Great Harvest bread recipes you use?

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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43 KathEats April 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm

It’s from a Great Harvest recipe collection – I think he tweaked it

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44 Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Oh yum! Go Matt!

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45 Julie April 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Your breakfast looks so amazing and much better than what I just ate.

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46 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I love Challah bread! That breakfast looks so good!

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47 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count April 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Matt is sure handy to have around!

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48 Jen@FoodFamilyFitness April 1, 2012 at 1:35 pm

i fell in love with seared bananas last summer, I can’t eat french toast without them now!

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49 Amanda @ Dogs, Chocolate and Fruits & Veggies April 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I never had grilled bananas before, this might be a ‘must try’ this week!

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50 Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Oh my word that french toast looks amazing!!! Such a simple breakfast that I rarely make!

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51 Michelle @ Esculent Dreams April 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm

whole wheat challah???! would you consider posting the recipe by any chance? :)

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52 KathEats April 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm

It’s only partially whole wheat (25% I think) and unfortunately it’s a bakery recipe so we can’t share :(

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53 Cait's Plate April 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm

oh my!!! now THAT’S a breakfast!! when it comes to French toast…you can’t be challah. well, maybe you can, but only with a partially whole wheat challah loaf ;)

hats off to matt!

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54 Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth April 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm

What a fab husband he is! I have never heard of Challah bread – what is it? it looks yummy.

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55 KathEats April 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm

It’s a traditional braided Jewish bread eaten on the Sabbath. I don’t know too much more, but there’s info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challah

It’s slightly sweet and slightly eggy – very good!

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56 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I love french toast!! YUMM

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57 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles April 1, 2012 at 3:22 pm

French Toast with seared bananas…yummy! My eldest finally tried French Toast this year…he is allergic to eggs and dairy…so I came up with a recipe for him that his brother cannot believe tastes just like the original! So good!

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58 Casey April 1, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Hey Kath! That breakfast looks absolutely incredible! The bread looks so thick and full of flavor. This is not helping my french toast craving I’ve been having for weeks!

p.s. Just wanted to say Congratulations! :)

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59 Marci April 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Homemade challah is so special! I made it for the first time last summer. It is the best bread! And I always think it’s funny that non Jewish people call it “challah bread” and it’s just “challah” to Jewish people.

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60 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I bet that breakfast was epic! French toast always tastes a million times better when it’s made with good quality bread.

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61 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings April 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

Oh, yeah! You can bet I’ll be bringing a loaf of the Challah home for this this weekend. Our favorite French Toast bread is the Cinnamon Swirl or the Finnish Pulla. Fan-tast-ic! I’ll direct our FB readers over to check out this post, for sure. :)

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