Snow White

January 27, 2011

Even though it snowed huge flakes for hours last night, looks like 1” was all that stuck around to play

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And the clouds have cleared to reveal a golden sunrise!

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Breakfast was snowy white in celebration of our dusting

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I had decided on yogurt, oats, granola, banana mixture, but I decided that would all be much more fun blended up in the Vita-mix and served soup style. I love the texture of frothed blended things.

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The Mix

Base

1 banana

1/3 cup oats

1 cup Organic Valley drinkable yogurt

1 tbsp chia seeds (the vanilla beany flecks!)

Toppings

Ambrosial Orange Cran Granola (so chewy!)

Coconut

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Super strong!

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I’m spending some time with busy bee Faith this morning – we have a yoga date. And then working through mid-day and ending the day with Karen.

Last night I worked on a handful of blog things – edited my theme a little (no more double tags!), added LinkWithin widget (I’m having so much fun looking at my old posts!) and also tweaked the header. I’m not sure if it will stay that way yet, but it’s a visual multiday test.

I also added a Healthy Travel section to the bottom of the travel page recapping our Montana hotel breakfasts + dinners.

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And also created a Home Neat Home page!

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Stay tuned for Home Neat Home: Bath + Linens!

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1 Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 27, 2011 at 9:04 am

I like that you took out the blue-ish writing on the bottom of your header (I think that’s what you did?). It looks good! Gah the coconut in all these posts makes me want to open my bag ASAP!

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2 Sarah @ goingongoals January 27, 2011 at 9:06 am

wow you have gotten a lot done! I like your two new pages. Healthy travel is soo hard!

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3 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) January 27, 2011 at 9:06 am

I love the Home Neat Home theme you have going on! It’s so helpful :) Hope you have a good yoga date! and tell that snow to stay away from NC! We’ve had all we can handle!

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4 Amanda (Eating Up) January 27, 2011 at 9:07 am

I really do love your header. You’re right, I very much enjoy the vibrant colors when I come to KERF!

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5 Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two January 27, 2011 at 9:07 am

I love the Home Neat Home posts! Keep em coming :)

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6 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 27, 2011 at 9:08 am

You might just be the most productive blogger i know! I need to take some tips from you :)

p.s. your breakfast looks lovely :)

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7 Elizabeth@The Sweet Life January 27, 2011 at 9:08 am

That dusting of snow is so lovely! Hope you have a productive day and can enjoy that beautiful scenery.

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8 Alex January 27, 2011 at 9:08 am

I thought your header looked different! Just saw ambrosial granola at TjMaxx…think I may have to go back and get some.

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9 Jess (Sweet Potato) January 27, 2011 at 9:10 am

I like the larger font (I think that is all you did), it fills the space, which makes more sense to me.

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10 Bobbie January 27, 2011 at 9:11 am

The header looks great. The black is very attention grabbing without being too much. Loving the home neat home :)

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11 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama January 27, 2011 at 9:12 am

Love your snowy white pictures this morning!

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12 Blog is the New Black January 27, 2011 at 9:13 am

We are BURIED in BOston… I just shoveled and got plowed in again!

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13 Jenn January 27, 2011 at 9:13 am

KATH!
Did you know it was national oatmeal day?! I immediately thought of you when I found out :)

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14 KathEats January 27, 2011 at 9:14 am

NO!! I always miss these things!!

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15 Jenn January 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm

ah, im sorry! I read that wrong when I first read it. It’s just the national oatmeal month. October 29th is the actual day.

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16 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 27, 2011 at 9:16 am

Love the tweaks to the header! Have a great day!

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17 aubrey (italktofood) January 27, 2011 at 9:17 am

Mmmmm your breakfast looks so tasty. I want a vita-mix so so so so so bad. It’s a tease that my school owns a billion and I can’t just borrow one…forever.

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18 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan January 27, 2011 at 9:19 am

It sounds like you’ve been busy busy busy! We’re expecting another sunny mid-60s day here on the west coast. I’d actually like to see a little snow this winter, but would have to travel a couple hours to get to it.

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19 Kristy @ KristyRuns January 27, 2011 at 9:21 am

What a beautiful morning! Love that you blended your yogurt. Great idea!

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20 Amy January 27, 2011 at 9:22 am

Love the new header! And I also want to say that I l-o-v-e the picture you have on your Home Neat Home link up there – with the crisp white bed and little secretary dresser. Looks like something out of Country Living! I’m redoing my guest room and your picture is going to go in my inspiration folder.

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21 KathEats January 27, 2011 at 9:25 am
22 Alex January 27, 2011 at 9:23 am

Is that black coffee? Though I never begrudge people their preferences, I am a bit militant when it comes to that.

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23 KathEats January 27, 2011 at 9:24 am

It has a splash of milk in it

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24 Alex January 27, 2011 at 9:32 am

Lol, okay. I think I can forgive a splash.

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25 Stephanie @ Thorns Have Roses January 27, 2011 at 9:24 am

LOVE the header with bigger font (and its missing the teal writing, right?)

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26 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete January 27, 2011 at 9:24 am

I love your Home Neat Home series, so I am eager to see the next post.

So you were supposed to get 1-10″ of snow and you got 1– that is the best case scenario I think!

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27 foodandfarm January 27, 2011 at 9:25 am

That looks like my back yard! Eventhough places like wintergreen got hammered! Question… have you been to the shanendoah joe roastery? If so, did you like it?

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28 KathEats January 27, 2011 at 9:26 am

No I haven’t!

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29 KathEats January 27, 2011 at 9:26 am

You guys are very correct with the header changes :) No teal, bigger, centered, stacked font.

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30 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen January 27, 2011 at 9:27 am

So much snow here! Your breakfast sounds delicious – I wish lil blender could handle blending things like this.

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31 Heather @ Side of Sneakers January 27, 2011 at 9:28 am

Love the header tweaks ;)

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32 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 27, 2011 at 9:29 am

Love the white dishes for the snow! Sets you in the right mood for the day! Have a great day Kath!

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33 Evan Thomas January 27, 2011 at 9:33 am

Only 1 inch? We got about 6. You’re welcome to come and take it from us; I think we’re all snowed out.

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34 Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day January 27, 2011 at 9:34 am

Love the Home Neat Home!

You can have some of our snow! New Hampshire is covered in around 4 FEET!

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35 Kara January 27, 2011 at 9:35 am

You’re such an inspiration with how much you can get done in a day!

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36 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 27, 2011 at 9:45 am

Definitely going to check out the healthy travel section later today! It sounds like you’ve been super productive Kath, and I’m hoping for similar things from myself today. Have a good one! :)

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37 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun January 27, 2011 at 9:46 am

What a gorgeous looking breakfast. And old posts are always so much fun. :)

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38 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 27, 2011 at 9:46 am

Looks like the perfect dusting of snow! And I love the dusting of coconut to go with it!

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39 Balanced Healthy Life January 27, 2011 at 9:47 am

I love the idea of a home page on your blog! I have one too and love it! I think a clean and organized house is a great way to start a healthy lifestyle! : )

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40 Callie January 27, 2011 at 9:48 am

I love the updates! The Home Neat Home feature is so cute. I’ve always loved your style!

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41 kristen January 27, 2011 at 9:52 am

Here’s a little saying I learned from some of my friends from the Canadian maritime provinces (that get a LOT of snow) and it seems to hold true: “Big snow, little snow; little snow, BIG snow.” So, if there are big flakes, there will be little snow that sticks around but if the snow falling looks “little” there will be a lot of snow.

Your breakfast looks delicious :)

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42 KathEats January 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm

That took me a while to comprehend, but it makes sense!

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43 Haleigh January 27, 2011 at 9:55 am

I adore looking out the window to snow. It always looks so peaceful when it’s untouched… until it turns into driving chaos ;)

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44 Hope January 27, 2011 at 10:00 am

Your breakfast looks so yummy! We have SO much snow outside right now. I am not looking forward to shoveling but my car is buried. So it needs to get done.

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45 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 27, 2011 at 10:02 am

That is one fancy spoon. lol

Glad to know that you guys didn’t get too much snow!

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46 Megan January 27, 2011 at 10:07 am

At the rate you’re going, you’re going to be something similar to the next pioneer woman, as diversified as your posts are becoming.

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47 Heather (Heather's Dish) January 27, 2011 at 10:13 am

i am so excited about the new sections…healthy travel is something i definitely need when the time comes and a neat home? yep, i’m spring cleaning this weekend. i’ll need to study up :)

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48 stacey-healthylife January 27, 2011 at 10:15 am

A snowy white morning. Good thing it was just a little snow.

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49 Kati @ Living Well January 27, 2011 at 10:20 am

I’m working on making my home “neater.” It’s a process though!!

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50 Amy Pea January 27, 2011 at 10:21 am

Love love love the header. Maybe since “bread” will be such a big(ger) part of your life soon a little slice or hunk of bread could be added to it? :) Perhaps that would be too literal.

Look forward each day to reading about your adventures!

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51 KathEats January 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Easier said than done, but I agree!

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52 JessicaEn January 27, 2011 at 10:25 am

Kath I Love your new header. I loved the old one as well, but I think the black letters look much more professional and sunk into the picture :)

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53 KathEats January 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Thanks!

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54 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 27, 2011 at 10:37 am

LOVE the healthy travel page. It’s perfect!

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55 Mary Frances January 27, 2011 at 10:38 am

Kath, the new font looks regal and I like it. Maybe just about 1/6 smaller to allow for ‘white space’ even though it is wood grain. Kiran’s header looked very nice too–sorry to say I liked her version over the two you proposed. It was thoughtful of her to take the time to tweek it for you. Let’s face it, you could do your blog with a plain simple font typed KERF or no header at all…people will still read. I think it just makes people feel good to try to be helpful. You have a wonderful blog and are very much appreciated for your daily inspiration.

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56 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) January 27, 2011 at 10:39 am

The linkwithin links are showing up on my end. We got about 6-8 inches here!

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57 KathEats January 27, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Really!? I disabled the plugin!?

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58 Jessica January 27, 2011 at 10:49 am

Nice tweaking on the header! The blue text was kind of hard for my eyes to read, much better now.

The healthy travel page is great! We had to pack all of our own food for our last trip since one of the passengers has Celiac disease… and out in the middle of nowhere there is not much you can eat.

Jessica

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59 KathEats January 27, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Mine too!

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60 Camille January 27, 2011 at 10:49 am

Gotta love blog fixing moods :) It looks really nice!

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61 Joanne January 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

I love coming to KathEats and finding out about new tools for blogging. I don’t know how you keep up on things so well. I’ve got to check out that linkedin.

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62 Lisa January 27, 2011 at 10:59 am

Beautiful pics as always, Kath. Be grateful for your 1″; we got another 19″ here in Northern NJ :/

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63 katie January 27, 2011 at 11:10 am

I LOVE the new header! I say keep it!

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64 Natalie @ Will Jog For Food January 27, 2011 at 11:17 am

Looks like such a comforting breakfast! I want some :)

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65 rebecca lustig January 27, 2011 at 11:18 am

the blog looks just as neat and delicious as that oatmeal!

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66 lynn (The Actors Diet) January 27, 2011 at 11:39 am

i’m looking forward to your linens post – i need new ones!

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67 Shannon @ A Better Me January 27, 2011 at 11:47 am

The snow skipped over us :( Boo… Loving the organizing posts!

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68 Victoria January 27, 2011 at 11:49 am

I collect so many hotel products too – I suggest donating them to the local homeless shelter a couple of times a year. They are always so appreciative!

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69 KathEats January 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Great idea!

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70 Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 27, 2011 at 11:54 am

Lovely breakfast! I’ve tried your smoothie in a bowl a few times now, and I love it! So much fun to eat it soup style :)

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71 Jess (Daly Authenticity) January 27, 2011 at 11:54 am

Kath, We didn’t get so lucky with the snow. We got about 14 inches! Ridiculous I tell you! Just wanted to tell you that I LOVE the new header. I think the black pops well against the back round!

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72 Kiran January 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Love your breakfast! And the tweaked header looks great :) very eye catching.

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73 Kim January 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm

LOVE the home neat home – getting some great ideas!

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74 Allison @ Happy Tales January 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm

All of your yoga practice has inspired me to try it again. I currently just started marathon training, and am desperately needing some way to cross train and get a good stretch in. Here’s hoping that it helps me find a peace of mind!

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75 Namaste Gurl January 27, 2011 at 1:17 pm

New header looks great, in fact, i didn’t even notice it upon entering your blog.
Have a good morning with Dave Farmer! :)

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76 Emily @ Savory and Savage January 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm

You breakfast looks amazing with all that coconut. I am getting tons of ideas about how to organize my place – I especially loved the tip about how you fold the sheet sets – mine are all messy and always falling out of the closet.

Lovely pictures of the snow – I makes me miss the east coast.

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77 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Yum! I love the whole pure white scheme you’ve got going on!

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78 Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Can’t wait to see the new pages. :) and love the breakfast bowl, too!

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79 Jean January 27, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Kath,
You make such good eye candy with your great eye for graphic design and photography. I’d enjoy your site even if you weren’t such a good writer! While you’re tweaking, is there any way you can add a widget so we’re notified if you or a reader responds to our post?

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80 KathEats January 27, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I’ve been looking into a plugin that can do this – will keep looking!

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81 Jean January 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Thanks…should have mentioned I like your replies in GREEN! Very helpful.

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82 Christin@purplebirdblog January 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I like the way the text almost looks carved out of the cutting board! Nice work!

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83 Hayley January 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Hi Kath! I am loving this new feature of yours, great way to showcase your home and provide helpful organizational tips! I have been looking for a wire basket with handle just like the one you have on your tiered glass shelf. Do you remember where you bought it? Thanks!

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84 inspir-ed January 27, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Yum! This breakfast looks divine!

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85 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 27, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Kath I love your organization! I am the same way…clutter free to the visible eye, keep the less visually appealing stuff stashed. But even then, my drawers and cabinets have order.

And i am not afraid to toss that huge bottle of conditioner from 2 yrs ago with 2 uses left in it and de clutter bottles, samples, old products, etc that just are never gonna get used again. Which those things can take over your bathroom storage…in a hurry!

Great post, love it!

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86 Sarah January 27, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Is the new header font the same font you’ve been using lately on your categorized posts and Home Neat Home series? It looks similar – I like the cohesion.

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87 KathEats January 27, 2011 at 9:17 pm

It’s different – but bigger

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88 Sarah January 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Oh, okay. I really love that font that you’ve been using. So crisp! If you’re still tweaking your header, you should pop that into it and see what you think!

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89 KathEats January 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Thanks! I tried it and I thought KERF was hard to read since it’s all caps

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90 lauren @ spiced plate January 27, 2011 at 5:52 pm

vitamixing that sounds awesome…smooth but with the crunch on top…
once I blended oatmeal and spiced it up and used it as a dip. Everyone thought I was weird but I thought it was good!

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91 Megan January 27, 2011 at 6:30 pm

This is a pretty random question, but when you said you added a “Healthy Travel Section” this question immediately popped into my head. How do you travel with food that you bring yourself. I know I have seen on your blog and a few others where you bring a snack that is not individually wrapped and comes from your home. How do you make it through security in an airport without them questioning you?
The next time I will be flying is in March and I’d really like to know how to bring my own snacks and what not that are not pre-wrapped.

Thank you!

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92 KathEats January 27, 2011 at 9:18 pm

As long as it’s not a liquid, I’ve never had a problem bringing food with me.

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93 Megan January 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Alright, thank you for letting me know!

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94 Pat January 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I bring food with me all the time – just not liquids. Things that hold up are better, which is to say not bananas! I also take my empty refillable water bottle, empty og course.

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95 Megan January 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Thank you for replying to my question as well, Pat. :]

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96 Jordan January 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Kath,

I’m so sorry because you probably get this question all the time, but can you tell me where you got your silverware (especially the spoons you’re always photographing with your breakfasts)? I’m absolutely in love with it!

Thanks!

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97 KathEats January 27, 2011 at 9:18 pm

They are all inherited from my grandmother!

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98 Jordan January 27, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Aha, no wonder! They’re beautiful =)

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99 Richelle January 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm

You’re breakfast looks amazing as usual!

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100 Hannah January 27, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Love the coconut snow :) I adore the frothiness of my Vita-Mix goodies too!

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