Sunny Puddles

July 20, 2011

Morning!!

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My run wore.me.out. this morning. I was fine while I was running, but I did my route backwards, which I swear is harder than forwards. I’m feeling kind of groggy afterwards! It just so hot out there.

Overnight oats to the rescue!

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I’ve been adding a bit more milk to my oats to give them a slightly soupier texture. I prefer this to super thick and hard to scrape out of the bottom

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Drip

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Doctored up with frozen/thawed raspberries, Cville Cluster crumbs and a sunflower butter puddle!

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Iced café.

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And a complete breakfast

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I’m a’bikin’ in a bit to the bakery for the day. Gonna be a long one! Amanda from Great Harvest is visiting, and of course that means dinner on the town. Including friends from Great Harvest Warrenton and Great Harvest Burke!

Adios!

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1 Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories July 20, 2011 at 8:00 am

Oo I can’t wait to see where Great Harvest people go to dinner!

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2 Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde July 20, 2011 at 8:02 am

I actually love frozen fruit in my breakfast, the milk clings to it and its fun to chew on, lol :)
Have a great day at the bakery, i so wish we had a Great Harvest in Ontario, i’m kind of a bread addict!!!

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3 Cait @ Beyond Bananas July 20, 2011 at 8:03 am

Those creamy oats have my stomach rumbling for mine that are in the fridge at work right now! :)

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4 Emma @ Micrososm of Life July 20, 2011 at 8:03 am

Hi Kath, I love your tablecloth! Where did you find it?

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5 KathEats July 20, 2011 at 8:10 am

Grandmother!

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6 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 20, 2011 at 8:05 am

I like mine thicker too – I’ve been known to add chia and throw the mix back into the fridge for 30 mins to let some of the excess milk soak up.

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7 Hannah July 20, 2011 at 8:05 am

Teehee, I love super thick oats more! I like my oatbran cooked with chia and then left to set almost solid :)

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8 KathEats July 20, 2011 at 8:11 am

OMG I FORGOT THE CHIA SEEDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew something was different!!

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9 Kristina July 20, 2011 at 8:08 am

Looks lovely! I always do my overnight oats in mason jars, too… so practical and no chance for spillage!

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10 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 20, 2011 at 8:08 am

It’s so great you have a network of Great Harvest friends, must be nice for business questions, etc. I like my overnight oats more “drippy” too, kinda like a soup :)

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11 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well July 20, 2011 at 8:09 am

I like my oats a little soupier too! I love the mason jars and will have to give that a try sometime instead of just boring old bowls :)

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12 Natalie S. July 20, 2011 at 8:12 am

Kath you crack me up — when you said “I did my route backwards” for a second I thought you meant you RAN backwards… literally! I really need to drink a cup of coffee before I start reading blogs in the morning ;)

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13 Karen July 20, 2011 at 9:19 am

I already drank my coffee but thought she meant the same ;)

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14 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 20, 2011 at 8:12 am

Sounds like a fun (and busy) day ahead!! Your overnight oats look gorgeous this morning!

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15 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy July 20, 2011 at 8:14 am

I want to make overnight oats in a mason jar! Loving the bright yellow placemat, very summery!

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16 Cait's Plate July 20, 2011 at 8:16 am

I alllllllllmost made overnight oats last night but I decided on warm oats instead (i just love the warm strawberries!)

This looks delish. And please let your grandmother and/or mother know that if either or them would like to adopt me and provide me with beautiful dishes/placemats/cloths/jars as well, I think I’d be willing to allow that ;)

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17 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me July 20, 2011 at 8:19 am

Tried overnight oats for the first time the other day. I couldn’t get over the cold factor, haha. I needed to heat them up!

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18 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 20, 2011 at 8:21 am

I am going to have oats in a jar after my workout, SO excited!!

Yours looks delish…and yeah, it is SO stinkin’ hot out there!!!

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19 Holly @ The Runny Egg July 20, 2011 at 8:22 am

I feel the same way when I run my route backwards — I don’t do that enough and I think my body just isn’t used to it yet.

Have a great day!

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20 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 20, 2011 at 8:24 am

I am with you on the running route, it is SO much harder backwards than forward!!!!!!!
Oats look yummy, too bad this one isn’t on your wall art ;) Yummm!

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21 Lisa July 20, 2011 at 8:27 am

I always love the idea of OIAJ, but last time I got to the end of my pumpkin butter jar, it was too tiny a jar to make oats in. Definitely looking forward to finishing off my SSB so that I can slop up the delicious oats in that.

Btw, definitely going to order the mushroom kits today — I can’t wait to have fresh shrooms for my meals! Have fun at dinner!

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22 Margo @ peanut butter trees July 20, 2011 at 8:43 am

Those oats sure do look cool and refreshing! I’m also really excited about the mushroom kit and going to order it! Yayy home-grown edible fungus! :)

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23 Balancing Sylvia July 20, 2011 at 8:55 am

I love the placemat of the day! So cheery :D

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24 Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots July 20, 2011 at 9:00 am

It’s funny how such a little change in your route can make such a big difference!

Those oats look delicious. So creamy!

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25 Kate @ NaturaStride July 20, 2011 at 9:03 am

Sunflower butter “puddle” – love it, great description.
Sad news – my bike was stolen this week!! From one bike commuter to another – I’m sure you can sympathize :( Make sure you lock yours up good and tight! (Although I’m sure CVille is much safer than Philly, haha!)
Keep it cool.

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26 KathEats July 20, 2011 at 3:59 pm

oh nooooooooooooo! I’m so sorry!

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27 Mary Frances July 31, 2011 at 8:46 am

Unfortunately, GPS chips throughout various parts of bicycles should become standard equipment AND then everyone needs to follow through with prosecution. There is so much crime because people are getting away with doing bad things (maybe more in some areas than others). Hopefully, Cville will remain safe and fun. Also, tell the racoons and fox or other misbehaving animals to leave el tigre and other cute fluffy things alone. Maybe their food chain can concentrate on rats and other disease spreading, fast multiplying, property damaging rodents. (Sorry, in advance, to any readers who like rodents.)

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28 Liz July 20, 2011 at 9:04 am

This looks divine. I’ve actually been ok with hot oats despite the extreme heat outside in Northern Virginia. I never cared much for oatmeal in the past but all of your gorgeous pictures (and helpful tutorial video) have made me a convert!

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29 Cait @ Cait hates Cake July 20, 2011 at 9:11 am

I like my oats soupier as well. I bet the frozen raspberries are delicious in there!

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30 katie @KatieDid July 20, 2011 at 9:16 am

One of my running loops I used to do I swear was insanely harder doing it the other way, yet I feel like thats impossible… shouldn’t the net elevation increases and decreases equal out? Who knows, but I believe it!

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31 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 20, 2011 at 9:18 am

My runs have felt extra hard lately…I think it’s from the humidity! It’s harder to breathe.

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32 kaila @ healthyhelper! July 20, 2011 at 9:20 am

I looove soupy overnight oats! I think it makes them creamier for some reason!

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33 Karen July 20, 2011 at 9:23 am

I love my oiaj super thick!

Stay cool and safe today, Kath (and everyone!)

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34 Liz @ Something To Chew On July 20, 2011 at 9:34 am

Good morning! I can’t wait to dig my oats out of the fridge :) have a wonderful day Kath!

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35 Erica July 20, 2011 at 9:37 am

I really enjoy switching up runs/walks….always nice to shock your legs a little bit. I like soupier oats too! Josh likes them more dry/clumpy. Looks like a very refreshing breakfast!

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36 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

I love your spoon! Perfect for getting to the bottom of the jar :)

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37 Foodie July 20, 2011 at 10:02 am

That puddle looks YUM! :-)

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38 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews July 20, 2011 at 10:04 am

Your oats look extra creamy today! I had my oats this morning with fresh picked blackberries

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39 Beth@naturallyyoursbeth July 20, 2011 at 10:07 am

I havent had overnight oats in forever!! I think I need to get back to their overnight oaty goodness lol

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40 lynn @ the actor's diet July 20, 2011 at 10:14 am

i’m reluctant to buy sunbutter again. i know once i do the addiction will be on.

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41 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 20, 2011 at 10:22 am

WHERE do you find all these beautiful tablecloths?!

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42 Rebecca July 20, 2011 at 10:27 am

Those toppings!! Wow.
What time have you been leaving for runs with this hot weather? I have such a time running in the humidity/heat too. I get so winded!

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43 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather July 20, 2011 at 10:44 am

Overnight oats have been a life saver lately, not only from heat (when we have some) but also time in the morning!

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44 Nikita July 20, 2011 at 10:49 am

I make your overnight oats almost every night I have to work early the next morning. They are a life saver, not to mention delicious! I like them thick, though, with an extra dollop of greek yogurt on top for more creaminess.

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45 Stephanie @ Beyond Organic For Life July 20, 2011 at 10:55 am

Holy wow! I thought I was doing good with fresh whipped honey my MIL brought back from Colorado this weekend and yogurt. Your’s looks so much better though! Maybe it’s because I had to sneak my bites in between 2 overly needy toddlers this morning? I did get 2 cups of coffee down…that’s a miracle for me.

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46 Meredith July 20, 2011 at 11:02 am

I like my overnight oats a bit soupier too :) Where are you going to dinner? We have an intern from France at my office this week and my friends and I are taking her to P4St tonight! I also convinced my boss to let us leave early and go to Pollak and Veritas :D I am practically jumping out of my chair – I can’t wait until 4pm!!

Have a great day/night with your visitors! :)

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47 KathEats July 20, 2011 at 4:00 pm

THERE’S WHERE WE’RE GOING!!!

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48 KathEats July 20, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Some say hi if you see us!

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49 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites July 20, 2011 at 11:04 am

I don;t like doing my routes backwards either! It messes with my head… so strange why that happens. Today I am going to switch it up and run a new route from my office… it goes along the Charles River and seems as though it would be much more peaceful than running along busy streets like I usually have to at home.

Good luck today!

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50 Johanna B July 20, 2011 at 11:35 am

Your breakfast this morning. My breakfast tomorrow. I’ve got raspbs in the freezer just waiting to go into some overnight oats. I am SO GLAD I finally bought some GF oats. De-licious.

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51 karin (allpointswhole) July 20, 2011 at 11:40 am

Have fun tonight on your night on the town! Great job for getting out in the heat for your run!

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52 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Hope you’re having a blast with your guests! That iced coffee looks even more refreshing in such a pretty cup.

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53 alison July 20, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I like soupier overnight oats, too.
Great Harvest Burke is in my neck of the woods, except I go to the Lorton location most often.

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54 lauri (redheadrecipes.com) July 20, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I’ve been trying to go for morning runs and I find that if I don’t go before 8am its just TOO DARN HOT!
I also had ‘overnight’ oats after my run today, but they were more like ’30 minute oats’ :)

Have a great day!

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55 Krissy @ Shiawase Life July 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I was totally planning on doing my running route backwards next week – how funny. Now, I am prepared!

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56 Lauren July 20, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Just wanted to let you know I am so sorry for interrupting your lunch today! I feel so bad about it!! Sorry again….nice to see you though!

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57 The Healthy Engineer July 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm

We never have any peanut butter jars or any nut butter at all at home, so I’ve never tried overnight oats :(

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58 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 20, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Delicioso! I’ve gotta make some milky-er oats :D

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59 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Lovee raspberries and overnight oats…wait…anything berry is good with overnight oats :)

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60 valerie July 20, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Your blog is so beautiful! Can you tell me who designs it and do you still use wordpress?

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61 KathEats July 20, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Thanks!! I designed it :) And I do use Wordpress!

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62 Molly @ RDexposed July 20, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Soupier…. I may experiment with this!

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63 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 20, 2011 at 7:03 pm

My route backwards is so much harder too – it seems like there are more hills! :P

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64 Stef @ Living the HI Life July 21, 2011 at 1:04 am

I think the difficulty in running a familiar route backwards is that certain landmarks cue your brain to think “this is a hard part or this is an easy part”, and when you totally switch that around you are looking forward to a downhill cruise section, when it really is the opposite. At least that is the decision I have come to, because when I did a regular run backwards I was totally dogging it.

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