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October 13, 2011

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All orange but no pumpkin to be found!

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I ran around all morning working on some personal things and arrived back home just in time for lunch.

My coffee at the bakery and a piping hot slice of Cville Crunch bread were both delicious mid-morning snacks!!

Lunch featured leftover squash (I nibbled around the skins) and leftover tomatoey chickpeas on top of a salad with carrots and parmesan cheese.

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That lunch was way too savory, so I ended up munching on something sweet – a pile of Cville Cluster topped with the last bit of Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread and Biscoff! Heaven in a bowl, let me tell you.

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Since I also have this bowl in the 3-cup size as well, a thumbs up to document that it was my mini version and also unbelievably delicious! Must find more purposes for that pumpkin spread!

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Feeling so tired today…contemplating a mini nap before I head back to work. It will make me more productive, right!?

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1 Kelly (meatlesswithaman.blogspot.com) October 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

That pumpkin spread sounds AMAZING!! Yum yum yum.

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2 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) October 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm

That looks delicious! The squash, in particular. Yum!

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3 Cat @Breakfast to Bed October 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm

it’s all about perspective…your hand could be 14 ft away and you ate a bucket of granola…jk

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4 KathEats October 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Not sayin’ that hasn’t happened before… : )

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5 katie @KatieDid October 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Looks like you’ll be turning orange in no time! My teammates last night were making fun of my orange tinted hands.. its never happened to me before but I’m not ashamed ahha!

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6 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) October 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I like your salad, but yeah, I’d need to cleanse my palate after all of that savoriness. :)

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7 Johanna B October 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Naps are an entirely good thing. Go for it!

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8 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 13, 2011 at 1:27 pm

I’m a big believer in naps, but unfortunately my workplace is not! Have a few zzz’s for me!

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9 Mom October 13, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Yes, remember the tradition of your grandparents. Take a nap!

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10 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Same thing just happened to me but I’m on a plane with no sweets at my disposal!

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11 Hillary October 13, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Biscoff spread and pumpkin cream cheese?
Be still, my heart.

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12 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 13, 2011 at 1:36 pm

That squash looks amazing. I am really loving the winter squash lately. :) I’m so sleepy too. Thankfully, it’s almost the end of my work day.

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13 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm

that salad looks delicious!!! I roasted some butternut squash this morning and can’t wait to use it as a salad topper for dinner!

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14 Shannon @ My Place In The Race October 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm

The eats looks amazing today! :D

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15 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm

MMM a huge yummy salad with tons of delicious savory flavors sounds totally amazing! Have a good nap :)

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16 Janelle October 13, 2011 at 1:44 pm

You are SOOOO creative kath ! Matt must never be bored of supper like most husbands ! Your always trying new things nothing is ever the same even the oats are always switched up , i love it ! You motivate me to keep trying new things and I usually love it :-D

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17 KathEats October 13, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Thank you : )

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18 lynn @ the actor's diet October 13, 2011 at 1:48 pm

they’re selling biscoff right now at world market in l.a.! thanks for the reminder…

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19 Ellie@fitforthesoul October 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm

omgsh realy?!! haha I’ll check out the one near my house when I get the chance :D
Kath everything looks so delicious! I’m loving squash so much.

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20 Becky @ Skinnyfat Girls October 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Pumpkin Cream Cheese spread? Yes, please! And my vote is a yes on the nap – if mini-naps work for you, that is. I love naps but only if I get at LEAST two solid hours. If not, I spend the whole nap hour wondering when my alarm will go off and getting grumpier and grumpier about the fact that I’m not asleep.

By the way, I LOVE that you take photos of your food on the floor of your porch. I do the same exact thing. That’s normal, right?

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21 Michaela October 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm

absolutely ;)
I actually found that Biscoff spread in a vegan supermarket in Berlin, though it has a different name. I was eager to try it, but I had bought way too much stuff. Next time ;)

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22 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled October 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Granola is so good. I don’t think I could handle having it on hand all the time. Love the combo of the peanut butter with it. Yummy dessert.

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23 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I’d throw that spread on everything! Crackers, bagels, muffins…heck, I’d probably use it as frosting on a cupcake or cookie, too!

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24 Cait's Plate October 13, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I definitely support your mini nap! I hate the days when I’m dragging, it’s the worst.

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25 jenn October 13, 2011 at 2:23 pm

pregnant!?

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26 KathEats October 13, 2011 at 2:56 pm

No, no, just got 6 hours of sleep interrupted and had to get up and deal with things

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27 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl October 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread… yum! Biscoff has a great lunch contest going on right now, too. Still have yet to try it.
Lunch..looks divine as always.

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28 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Looks like a perfect Orange Packed lunch. Yum!

Hope you get that nap in. Or some strong coffee maybe :)

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29 Anna @ On Anna's Plate October 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm

My yoga instructor commented that I look more tan today than usual, and I told her I think it’s because of all the SQUASH I’ve been eating!!! Lol…you might turn orange soon too :-)

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30 Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food October 13, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Today is defintely a nap kind of day!

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31 deva @ deva by definition October 13, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Biscoff + Pumpkin Cream cheese + granola + spoon = OMG YUM. You could make GRANOLA BALLS out of that!!!!

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32 KathEats October 13, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Wow, those sound incredible!

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33 Melissa @ My Mango Has Roots October 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Looks good! Sometimes I have the same thing, a super savory meal is good but I crave the sweet after. Just ate two small dark chocolate squares for the same reason! :) I have a question for you – I’ve had ‘coconut oil’ on my shopping list for a while after I saw it mentioned here and I’ve never had it before. Do you buy refined or unrefined? Headed to Trader Joe’s tomorrow. Thanks!

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34 KathEats October 13, 2011 at 2:57 pm

I honestly don’t know the difference…I’d maybe go with unrefined because it might be closer to coconut butter in thickness?

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35 Melissa @ My Mango Has Roots October 13, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Ok no worries, thanks!

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36 faith October 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Unrefined and virgin, most definitely. Many of the nutrients are lost in the refining process and, depending on the brand, sometimes crazy chemicals are used. Unrefined also tastes stronger and richer and I don’t know about you but I like my fats to taste. :) The only drawback is that refined has a lower smoking point but it’s still higher than olive oil. I’ve never had a problem with it smoking and I use it for everything from frying eggs to roasting sweet potatoes.

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37 Melissa @ My Mango Has Roots October 13, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Thanks, Faith! I didn’t think TJ would be big on the chemicals, but I guess we’ll see if they have unrefined in stock. Thanks again!

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38 Health Bee October 13, 2011 at 2:51 pm

The pumpkin cream cheese spread looks delicious! And the Cville cluster looks yummy. Does your bakery ship Cville cluster out of state?

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39 KathEats October 13, 2011 at 2:57 pm

We don’t at the moment, so sorry!

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40 Health Bee October 13, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Thanks for the reply. You’ll have at least a few loyal customers waiting in line, when your bakery sells it online. :-)

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41 CarliCraves October 13, 2011 at 2:56 pm

oh my goodness, all I can think when i see your lunch and all those colors is how full of antioxidants it must be. Looks so delish and best of all, nutritious. I’m a savory girl so that is right up my alley!

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42 Hannah October 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Well doesn’t this look good?? Yum!! Do you ever think of eating the skin of your squash? I always do but know some people don’t. I’ve never had any negative side effects and think it’s probably extra fiber or something? Just wondering your thoughts on this :)

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43 KathEats October 13, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I love the skin, but it gives me side effects :(

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44 kathleen @ the daily crumb October 13, 2011 at 3:06 pm

you could spread it on anything! toast, pancakes, rice cakes, english muffins… oh my, the possibilities are endless! what about as an oatmeal topper, mixed in with cereal + milk. yum!

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45 Jennifer October 13, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I hope you got your nap in. You’d be amazed at what just 20 minutes will do for you. :)

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46 KathEats October 13, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I didn’t :( :(

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47 Stef @ Living HI October 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Affirmative on the nap. I had one yesterday afternoon and it powered me through an 8 mile run and grad work, I don’t think I would have been as productive without it!

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48 Mama Pea October 13, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I bought three ginormous cans of pumpkin this morning at Costco and thought of you :)

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49 Angel7 October 13, 2011 at 3:35 pm

I love cream cheese, and pumpkin cream cheese sounds oh-so-yummy!!!

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50 Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 13, 2011 at 3:53 pm

so very delicious!

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51 heatherfeather October 13, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Hi Kath! I have an R.D. question for you…I am battling the newlywed weight gain, so I started reading some weight loss/nutritional articles. I know you are a caffeine craver and cycle in and out of decaf, so I was wondering why caffeine is not recommended when you are watching your waistline BUT caffeine is found in all the diet aids/pills? hmmmmm…..

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52 KathEats October 13, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Hey Heather,
I’m not sure why you think caffeine isn’t recommend for weight loss times? I’ve never heard that before. Caffeine around or under 200 mg per day is not only not bad for it, but it’s shown to be beneficial. I wouldn’t discourage it. The only reason I cut out coffee was because I get so addicted that I get bad headaches if I just have a little less one morning. This doesn’t happen to me with tea.

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53 Molly @ RDexposed October 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm

You didn’t ask me..but here’s my 2 cents. Caffeine is in diet pills to speed up the heart (sounds healthy, right?) which burns calories. I’ve never heard of eliminating caffeiene to lose weight. You maybe heard something about it because sometimes people who take in a lot of coffee eat little food which translates to not enough calories which hinders wt loss.
Viva la morning coffee!

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54 KathEats October 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm

THanks RD!

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55 Jen October 13, 2011 at 6:04 pm

I think it has to do more with encouraging people to live a healthier lifestyle. A cup or two of coffee a day is fine for most people but more than than can have negative effects short or long-term. In general, drinking more herbal teas and water is healthier.

Caffeine can also also the tummy and possibly cause constipation in some people. It ranges widely.

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56 Lynn October 13, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I’m hoping you will soon have your Cville Cluster granola for sale through the internet. In the meantime, do you have a really good granola recipe that will hopefully tide me over? I’m aware that you can’t share your bakery’s recipe…darn it! LOL

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57 KathEats October 13, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Lynn,

The buckwheat granola on my Recipage is my second favorite granola of all time!

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58 Molly @ RDexposed October 13, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Do you have X ray vision yet from all the orange vegetables??

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59 olivewineandfood October 13, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I think I have that same bowl. Bobby Flay from Kohl’s?

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60 KathEats October 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Yep!!

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61 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather October 13, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Oh pumpkin cream cheese spread sounds amazing!!

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62 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings October 13, 2011 at 5:33 pm

nap…heck yeah! wish I had time as well…

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63 Karen October 13, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Wishing you a full eight of good quality zzz’s tonight, Kath!

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64 Khushboo October 14, 2011 at 1:00 am

I hope you got your power nap in- always nice to recharge your batteries mid-day!

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