Susan B.

July 27, 2011

Susan B. Anthony came over for breakfast

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We discussed all the wonderful things about being a modern woman. Also what Lucy Stone was really like, public speaking tips, keeping last names, temperance, reproductive rights and of course, suffrage. She’s a pretty cool gal!

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And she really enjoyed overnight oats! She wished things like chia seeds had been available in her time. They were her favorite part.

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1/3 cup oats, yogurt, chia seeds, salt, cinnamon, banana, milk = overnight

Blueberries, Cville Cluster + a spoon of sunflower butter = toppings

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Breakfast was served with chai tea for two. But Susan did not care for it – she prefers English Breakfast

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Headed to the bakery!

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1 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio July 27, 2011 at 8:55 am

Well here there Susan! I hope you enjoyed those blueberries!!

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2 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio July 27, 2011 at 8:56 am

oops— haven’t had enough coffee today. **Well hey there Susan is what I meant to say.

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3 Kori July 27, 2011 at 8:56 am

Very cute!! Your breakfast looks so good, especially in the shot where the chia seeds are sprinkled all throughout the jar. :) Have a great day!!

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4 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 27, 2011 at 8:57 am

Lucy Stone is my hero! :)

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5 Sylvia @ My Attempt at Balanced Living July 27, 2011 at 8:59 am

Adorable breakfast :D Will she be teaching the bears any history?

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6 Tracey July 27, 2011 at 9:00 am

I loved this! What a lovely breakfast conversation. And your breakfast itself looks perfect for a summer morning.

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7 Holly @ The Runny Egg July 27, 2011 at 9:00 am

Hi Susan B!

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8 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 27, 2011 at 9:02 am

The bears and the doll friends? I assume so!!! :)
Like the ‘for women’ mug even more than the doll though!

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9 Cait's Plate July 27, 2011 at 9:02 am

Haha – I loved this. Susan B knows what she’s talking about with those chia seeds – they really are the best part :)

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10 Natalia July 27, 2011 at 9:11 am

Rock that “Votes For Women” mug :)

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11 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 27, 2011 at 9:17 am

Ooh the bloobs look delicious! Susan’s got good taste!

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12 Belinda July 27, 2011 at 9:18 am

I really like the “Votes for Women” cup. But now that I know you have a Susan B. Anthony doll…I’m a little envious. :) What an incredible lady she was!

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13 Patricia July 27, 2011 at 9:19 am

Very funny – what a great way to start the morning. I think I hear “I am woman, hear me roar” playing in the background. :)

I have a question for you about chia seeds – you always seem to add them to your oats, and also to other things as well. I’ve noticed that many other blogs that I read also feature chia seeds in so many recipes. What exactly are the health benefits of eating chia seeds? I’m just wondering if their nutritional merits (which I’m presuming they have, or you would not be eating them) outweigh the added cost. I’ve been making your overnight oats, but haven’t yet purchased chia seeds. I really feel like I’ve learned a lot about healthier eating from reading your blog, and I appreciate that you take the time to answer questions. :)

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14 Baking N Books July 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Hey Patricia, I’m new to the “seeds” as well – they are nutrient rich and high in dietary fiber. As well – they have a “bulking” effect – similar to flaxseed – so they can be used to make doughs and stuff thicker. Kind of like how people would you a “flax egg” instead of an egg to act as a binder in bringing ingredients together when baking or whatever. Some people add them to their smoothies in place of xanthan or guar gums to create a thickening effect.

Just my 2 cents.

:)

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15 Baking N Books July 27, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Thats *use – not “you”. Is it the weekend yet?

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16 KathEats July 27, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Hey P,
I eat chia seeds for their texture – I just love the gelled/furry/thick texture they give to things. The nutrients are just a bonus. If they didn’t have the texture, I’d probably only use them every now and then like I do flax.

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17 lynn @ the actor's diet July 27, 2011 at 9:21 am

susan b. cool

one of my majors in college was women’s studies; it’s sad how many strong ladies i know today who think of “feminism” as another “f word.” i love that you incorporate these politics into your daily posts without shoving an agenda down your readers’ throats :)

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18 Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories July 27, 2011 at 9:23 am

Hahaha love it! Where did you get her?

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19 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me July 27, 2011 at 9:24 am

I tried so hard to get on the overnight oats train but I just don’t love it. I can’t take the coldness. I need them hot! To each their own! :)

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20 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 27, 2011 at 9:29 am

haha, where did you get her?

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21 Mom July 27, 2011 at 8:24 pm

The dolls were put out by Hallmark about thirty or so years ago–they did about ten historic figures.

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22 SallyAnne July 27, 2011 at 9:35 am

YAY for the Lucy Stone shout-out. I never felt like she got the attention she deserved. I adore that tea towel! Where did you find it?

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23 Kate @ NaturaStride July 27, 2011 at 9:37 am

Adorable – have a fun day!

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24 Bee Goes Bananas July 27, 2011 at 9:39 am

I love your jars! They’re so creative!

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25 Kristin July 27, 2011 at 9:41 am

Cute post! :)

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26 Amanda July 27, 2011 at 9:43 am

I have been eating a lot of yogurt for breakfast topped with berries and granola because it has been so warm here in Northern Texas! But as soon as it begins to cool down I will most definilty have to try to add berries to my warm winter morning oats! This combination sounds delicious! :)

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27 Joyce @ Jranola Joyce July 27, 2011 at 9:45 am

A wonderful breakfast time!
cute post, kath! :)

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28 Katie July 27, 2011 at 10:06 am

Hi Susan!

Loving the breakfast, but miss the bears! Can they come to breakfast soon?!

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29 Diana July 27, 2011 at 10:07 am

So cute – this just brought such an oversized smile to my face! Girl powa!

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30 Annalisa July 27, 2011 at 10:09 am

Where did you get that doll? She’s pretty neat. I live in Rochester, NY where Susie B. and Freddy D. (Frederick Douglas) are both buried – at the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

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31 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 27, 2011 at 10:09 am

That good old Susan– she knows how to have such a good time ;)

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32 Cat @Breakfast to Bed July 27, 2011 at 10:16 am

Nothing says suffragette like oats.

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33 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 27, 2011 at 10:20 am

Too cute and patriotic for words.

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34 Katie @ RaisinsandApples July 27, 2011 at 10:27 am

love a good cup of chai in the morning!

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35 Margo @ peanut butter trees July 27, 2011 at 10:34 am

Love that Susan B!

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36 Lauren July 27, 2011 at 10:35 am

Cute suffragette linens! I love it! :)

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37 Kerry July 27, 2011 at 10:43 am

Lol – this post is hilarious and cute!

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38 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 27, 2011 at 10:49 am

Haha! :) Where did you get her?

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39 kaila @ healthy helper! July 27, 2011 at 11:26 am

I dressed up as Susan B Anthony for a project in middle school!

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40 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 27, 2011 at 11:32 am

Cute! I love the little bit of history with breakfast :)

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41 Kristen @ Change of Pace July 27, 2011 at 11:38 am

Do you leave the banana overnight too? I haven’t done that one yet because I’m scared it will turn brown and mushy….

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42 KathEats July 27, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Yup! It’s all mush in there anyways

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43 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy July 27, 2011 at 11:47 am

Your overnight oats always look so good!

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44 Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots July 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm

What a patriotic breakfast :)

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45 Jackie @ That Deep Breath July 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Love your cup! I really need to try chia seeds

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46 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey July 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Love it all… the tea towel, mug, Susan, Lucy… and Kath!
Proud to be a feminist. :)

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47 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Sue B is from Rochacha, I’ve even been to her house, she’s pretty chill! Ahah she would get along soooo well with the bears <3

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48 Monica July 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm

LOL, you crack me up. Thank you for making my slow Wednesday morning a little bit better.

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49 Katherine July 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm

This is adorable!

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50 Sarah July 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Hi there-

What are your thoughts on the fact that your current last name still hints at a patrilineal line?

Just curious!

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51 KathEats July 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Ehhhh, since I was born to my mom with her last name of Younger, I feel 50/50 mom and dad and not patrilineal in identity. But of course I do wish it were all equal just for the sake of women who felt pressure to change their name for society’s sake.

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52 Sarah July 27, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Interesting perspective – how would that line of thought apply to any of your kiddos?

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53 KathEats July 27, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Our kids will be hyphenated – half me, half him, so equal.

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54 Laurie July 27, 2011 at 1:21 pm

You made me laugh! Thanks

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55 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 27, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Don’t feel bad Susan, my husband just discovered chia seeds too and we have had them in the house for a couple of years now. He’s eating up my supply, maybe I should have kept them a secret a little longer. :)

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56 Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee July 27, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Susan. I did a project on you years ago in second grade remember? No? Glad you enjoyed your oats!!! :)

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57 KathEats July 27, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Susan is from my mom, my blog staging assistant :)

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58 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Love having company when eating my breakfast! the quiet ones are the best haha :)

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59 Khushboo July 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Good to know that Susan’s a fan of overnight oats :)

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60 Charissa July 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Haha, love the way you wrote this one! So cute.

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61 Angel7 July 27, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I wonder what the people of way back then would think of modern technology, and the wonderful foods that we have–that they did not have available to them–at our fingertips.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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62 Hannah July 27, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Teehee, hilarious!

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63 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs July 27, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Love it! :P

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64 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 27, 2011 at 7:35 pm

It must have been nice to have some company for breakfast! :D

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