The Land Of Make Believe

May 1, 2012

Let’s pretend that we’re still on vacation…

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That it’s NOT raining outside…

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And that the 2 loads of laundry I’m doing are already done!

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Pancakes certainly help make dreams come true! Kodiak cakes (~1/2 a cup of mix) topped with seared bananas, almond butter and chia seeds.

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And a mug of decaf!

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Happy Monday Tuesday!

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 1, 2012 at 8:16 am

I think pancakes on a week day make it seem a bit more like vacation :)

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2 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 1, 2012 at 8:16 am

Haha I like the pretending – during my breakfast (apple cinnamon eggwhite oats – so good!) I pretended it wasn’t finals time and I could just relax and enjoy my breakfast. Aaaaaand back to studying.

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3 Kristy @ KristyRuns May 1, 2012 at 8:17 am

Why have I not seared my bananas before? Genius.

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4 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 1, 2012 at 8:18 am

I love the bananas in these… how is it that I never have ripe bananas when I think about doing this?!

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5 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 1, 2012 at 8:20 am

Its raining in NJ too, I made some sweet potato fries yesterday to take with me at work, but when I woke up and saw that is raining outside I just had them for breakfast, I mean its a orange vegetable so maybe it help me shine if we don’t get any sun today!! :)

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6 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 1, 2012 at 8:25 am

I wish it wasn’t raining! It’s miserable outside where I live today too. I’ve never seared bananas before. Definitely need to try it! :)

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7 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 1, 2012 at 8:30 am

I like your line of thought :)

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8 Molly @ RDexposed May 1, 2012 at 8:30 am

It’s a Monday for me but only 4 days left in the week! Maybe the rain is trying to extend vacation time!

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9 Megan's Munchies May 1, 2012 at 8:32 am

Hope the sun returns soon!

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10 Amanda M May 1, 2012 at 8:35 am

I made Kodiak cakes this morning too! I topped mine with the faintest hint of peanut butter and some mini dark chocolate chips. I dreamed about chocolate chip cookies so I just gave into the craving ;)

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11 Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not May 1, 2012 at 8:38 am

I wish I could pretend I didn’t have to go to work today either!

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12 mary @ minutespermile May 1, 2012 at 8:38 am

do you think after you have baby, the caffeine will really kick in after 9 month hiatus?

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13 KathEats May 1, 2012 at 8:46 am

No idea, but I have problems with caffeine addiction headaches so I hope not

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14 aurelie s May 1, 2012 at 8:42 am

Your pancakes looks delicious How do you make them?

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15 Antonia @ healthinspirations May 1, 2012 at 8:44 am

I know what you must feel like Kath! During the last 8 days it’s been raining for 7 days (in the UK) and on top of that I’m in the middle of exams so some sunshine would really make things a tiny bit better! Should probably make pancakes tomorrow and see if they cheer me up a little!

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16 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh May 1, 2012 at 8:46 am

Pancakes make everything better!

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17 Katie Cummings May 1, 2012 at 8:50 am

Its raining in Minnesota too! And I’ve been on a mini vacation since Friday, and took today off from work to acclimate to being home. Although I’m not making pancakes for breakfast. I’m going out for bagels and coffee!

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18 Anna @ On Anna's Plate May 1, 2012 at 8:57 am

Mmmm…those pancakes look perfectly golden!!

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19 Taylor May 1, 2012 at 9:02 am

Those pancakes look extra delicious this morning! Also, I love loveee your mug! Yellow is my favorite color :)

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20 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 1, 2012 at 9:06 am

I know the mere thought of pancakes brings a big smile to my boys’ faces! Pancakes are a great way to surprise them for dinner too! It rained here yesterday afternoon…looks like it wants to rain again…managed to squeeze my walk in before I gave it a chance to! lol

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21 Heidi Bundles Of Hugs May 1, 2012 at 9:32 am

Rain rain go away! I think I know what I’m having for breakfast – thanks!!

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22 Jasper {crunchylittlebites} May 1, 2012 at 9:34 am

have fun at the big ultrasound Kath! Can’t wait to hear how it goes, but I will wait :)

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23 Andrea May 1, 2012 at 9:38 am

Those look delicious!

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24 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 1, 2012 at 9:49 am

Those pancakes are dreamy looking. The way the light is hitting the nut butter, gorgeous!

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25 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio May 1, 2012 at 9:50 am

Those bananas look awesome! Yummy breakfast!

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26 Becca May 1, 2012 at 9:53 am

Oh I’m so ready for the sun to come out! I feel like it has been gloomy for days. Let’s hope the sun decides to show up some time soon :)

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27 Joanne May 1, 2012 at 9:53 am

I’m not a huge fan of pancakes but those Kodiak cakes do look pretty good.

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28 Laura Lea May 1, 2012 at 9:57 am

YUM! I tried to make believe this morning that my maple almond butter on an English muffin, eaten at my desk, was homemade pancakes with maple syrup…your breakfast puts mine to shame!

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29 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde May 1, 2012 at 9:59 am

Your pancakes looks amazing! You’ve inspired me to top my pancakes with nut butter and seared bananas, and it’s basically changed my life :)

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30 Cait's Plate May 1, 2012 at 10:00 am

Now all I want are pancakes!

Bummer that it’s raining there. Sometimes though when I need to be inside doing tasks I almost LIKE that it’s raining so I don’t feel like I’m missing out.

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31 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 1, 2012 at 10:03 am

our breakfasts this morning are twins!! i had kodiak cakes with bananas and peanut butter! :)

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32 Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate May 1, 2012 at 10:10 am

I think pancakes, or waffles, really help set the mood! I love topping my Kellogg’s Eggo FiberPlus waffles with bananas – never tried them seared either, so I think I might just have to do that.

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33 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 1, 2012 at 10:27 am

Pancakes make any day seem special!

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34 Jody May 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

I LOVE Kodiak Cakes thanks to you :). I was wondering though, how do you cook them? Do you use butter or oil? Your pancakes always look like they have a nice sear to them with the edges a little crispy, which is just how I like them!

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35 KathEats May 1, 2012 at 10:44 am

I just put them in a non stick pan that I dot with coconut oil or butter before – that’s probably the crisp!

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36 kathleen @ the daily crumb May 1, 2012 at 11:35 am

i like this land of make believe. i would also pretend that the stack of bills piled up on my kitchen table are paid…. wishful thinking!

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37 Annette @FitnessPerks May 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I LOVE Kodiak cakes!! SO delicious :)

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38 Kammie @ Sensual Appeal May 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Are those caramelized bananas? mmmmmmmm…

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39 Sonia the mexigarian May 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Where is the mug from? I love the color and design.

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40 KathEats May 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Open sky… hues and brews!

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41 erica May 1, 2012 at 2:05 pm

i fell ya! i just got back from a 2 week vacation. today is my first day back at work. sigh.

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42 erica May 1, 2012 at 2:05 pm

*feel.
see? i can’t even spell right now.

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43 Angel7 May 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Okay… I am still daydreaming that I am on vacation on an island soaking up some rays, and that the one load of laundry I have to do is done :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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44 Wednesday May 1, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Kath..you’re so amazing. i’ve never seen this website before today and i just think that you are incredible. i’ve never seen someone make food look so beautiful. i especially love your photography because i’m pretty sure my two favorite things in the world are food and photography. anyway, sorry to babble on, i just wanted to say that you’re a true inspiration.

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