‘Twas A Dark And Stormy Night

November 22, 2011

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Matt’s alarm went off at 5:45 and by 6 I was awake too. While he showered a left to start the bake day, I donned my new Lululemon top and yoga pants and stumbled into the kitchen for a wee bit of breakfast. Half a Hungry Bar and a spoonful of peanut butter.

And then I was off to yoga! I met Sara + Eileen for a 7am vinyasa flow class so I can spend the rest of my day at the bakery. The class was a bit slow, but it matched the gloomy morning. I wish I could have walked there, but it was dark and raining. There’s a triangle of bad conditions: dark, rain, cold and if 2/3 are present then I let myself drive.

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Post yoga-breakfast was a pumpkin smoothie bowl.

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The Mix

  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Oikos
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raw rolled oats

Toppings: Praline Scuffin (!!), coconut, festive sprinkles

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Sweet Potato Pie tea mixed with Roasted Marshmallow [both flavors from Adagio]. Interesting combo!

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This pretty tea towel from Target reminds me of a cozy turtleneck :)

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Have a spankin’ good day!

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1 Lynn @ the actor's diet November 22, 2011 at 9:50 am

I think I did have a turtleneck that pattern in high school!

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2 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat November 22, 2011 at 9:50 am

Sweet potato casserole tea :)

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3 Cait's Plate November 22, 2011 at 9:52 am

That would be an AWESOME cozy turtleneck. And now I feel like I’m going to be on the hunt for a turtleneck like that until I finally find one :)

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4 kathleen @ the daily crumb November 22, 2011 at 9:52 am

it’s rainy and gloomy here in chicago as well.

i go back and forth on slow yoga classes. sometimes it’s nice to have a good stretch and relaxing 90 minutes, but at the same time, it’s frustrating when you’re in the mood for a sweaty workout! have a great day at the bakery :)

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5 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries November 22, 2011 at 9:53 am

I’m right there with ya – if it’s cold, rainy, and gloomy, my mood needs a little extra to get me going! Exercise usually does the trick for me. Hope you have a great, productive day at the bakery!

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6 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 22, 2011 at 9:53 am

There’s so much pumpkin in that mix! I love it. I just roasted a huge pumpkin and am looking for ideas.

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7 Dee November 22, 2011 at 9:55 am

Sprinkles! I love it.

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8 Meaghan O'Connor (My Spoonful of Inspiration) November 22, 2011 at 9:56 am

Pumpkin Smoothie and fall sprinkles? So much Thanksgiving spirit! :)

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9 Steph November 22, 2011 at 9:57 am

Looks delicious, Kath! Good luck at the bakery today!

p.s. I have never heard of camel crickets until your recent posts (I’m from Minnesoooota). I googled them and just about had a heart attack looking at the pictures! Hope they leave you and your home alone!

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10 Gillian G. @ When Bread Is Broken November 22, 2011 at 9:57 am

I just posted about my own pumpkin smoothie…but mine was spinkleless. You win. ;)

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11 Angela November 22, 2011 at 10:04 am

Working at my local GH tomorrow morning (5-8am before work :):)) and again all day Friday! WEEEEEEEEEE my favorite time of the year!

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12 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope November 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

The weather is terrible where I live today too. I don’t like the rain. Your breakfast looks yummy! I love the addition of sprinkles :)

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13 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 22, 2011 at 10:09 am

your pumpkin yogurt combo always looks so good, I’m going to have to give it a try sometime!

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14 Emily November 22, 2011 at 10:13 am

Yogurt Bowl looks delish!

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15 Vivi @My.Beautiful.Air November 22, 2011 at 10:18 am

I would never know it was a gloomy day – the sprinkles made it so cheerful. Lately I’ve been making my oatmeal with shredded apple – it is soooo good!

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16 Johanna B November 22, 2011 at 10:21 am

Cold dark and rainy in Topeka this morning, too. But TG day it’s supposed to be sunny and 68*. Nice day for a long walk after a good meal.

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17 RunEatRepeat November 22, 2011 at 10:22 am

I’m not so patiently waiting for my first set of Lulu clothes to arrive soon!

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18 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 22, 2011 at 10:24 am

Those sprinkles are so festive :) I have a scoop neck turtle neck kind of shirt from express in almost that exact pattern/color.

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19 The Nature of Jo November 22, 2011 at 10:25 am

I am hooked on those teas now! My favorite so far is the cherry!

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20 Khushboo November 22, 2011 at 10:25 am

I don’t even like sprinkles but they sure add a nice touch!

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21 Amanda November 22, 2011 at 10:38 am

Good for you for getting in a little yoga before your busy day at the bakery! Bonus points for going even though the weather was gloomy. :)

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22 Cat @Breakfast to Bed November 22, 2011 at 10:45 am

I love the festive sprinkles. I love even more that you referred to them as “festive sprinkles” fantastic.

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23 Sana November 22, 2011 at 10:46 am

My mom bought me every turtleneck in every pattern possible. And for fancy occasions I even got to wear a dress on TOP of my turtleneck :)

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24 Catherine November 22, 2011 at 10:47 am

First of all, I wish i liked to do anything in the kitchen because you do so much with pumpkin that I’m sure I would love! I just need someone to make it for me, and hubby won’t because he’s not a pumpkin-fan. (The horror). Also, I’m pretty sure I just discovered that there is a Great Harvest near me in Buffalo NY! And I have a coupon! I’m hoping to check it out soon!

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25 Hillary November 22, 2011 at 10:50 am

Days like today make me want to crawl under the covers and never come out. Kudos to you for getting to yoga. A little something is better than nothing!

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26 Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth November 22, 2011 at 10:54 am

Liking the “triangle of bad conditions”. Good way of expressing it.

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27 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count November 22, 2011 at 11:11 am

I’m really getting into tea, too. It can be very comforting.

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28 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 22, 2011 at 11:23 am

Your brekkie is making me hungry for lunch already! Awesome job for hauling yourself to yoga despite all those negatives!

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29 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 22, 2011 at 11:26 am

I LOVE yoga. I need some more in my life!

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30 kristin November 22, 2011 at 11:29 am

Kath is this the same “Copper River salmon” that you are always talking about??
http://copperriverseafoods.com/

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31 KathEats November 22, 2011 at 11:38 am

Yup!!!

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32 Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco November 22, 2011 at 11:54 am

Doesn’t Target have great photo backrounds? Who wants to pay a fortune, anyway? I want that smoothie. Thank goodness it’s breakfast here in LA. ;)

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33 Antonia @ healthinspirations November 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I laughed when I read about the “triangle of bad conditions”…and I really, really want some of your breakfast even though it’s almost dinner time over here. Have a good day!

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34 Jen@FoodFamilyFitness November 22, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Just checked out the website for the tea, every flavor looks so good!

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35 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 22, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Mmmmm pumpkinnnnn. My campus “grocery store” randomly had two shelves filled with what I thought were cans of pumpkin a few days ago. I was SO excited and was all set to buy some to put in oatmeal, until I got closer and saw that they were cans of pumpkin pie FILLING. ARGH!

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36 Candice @ Sailing on Paper November 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Is a scuffin a type of muffin?? I’m so intrigued…

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37 KathEats November 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

It’s a scone with a soft texture!

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38 Candice @ Sailing on Paper November 22, 2011 at 1:57 pm

OMG. That sounds so good. I sometimes think scones are too hard…a scuffin sounds like the perfect option!

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39 Heather H November 22, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Your pumpkin smoothie bowl looks so good! Now I’m craving pumpkin!

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40 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 22, 2011 at 1:08 pm

What a pretty breakfast! Looks fab :)

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41 Paige November 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Seems like it’s dark and raining everywhere today! I really wanted to take Niko for a walk this morning, alas, the rain was a-pourin’. Have a great day at the bakery!

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42 Allison November 22, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Your breakfast looks like a delicious fall explosion! Love the festive sprinkles :D

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43 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl November 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I wish I had a yoga class around my area that early. While I don’t mind doing yoga at home, its fun hanging with some gal friends. Have an eventful day at the bakery!

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44 A. November 22, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I think smoothies are giving me gas buildup in my body. I can feel the gas sloshing around and I can’t belch or pass it. Plus, my ribs then spasm up with the trapped gas (so I get severe side stitches simply sitting, walking,whatever. Any suggestions?

Also, I’ve never eaten pumpkin before, should a newbie start off with a gradual amount (1 cup might be too much at once?).

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45 Erin November 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Yes…I use about 1/2 cup in oatmeal. It is not sweet, so if you’re thinking it will taste like pumpkin pie, you’ll be disappointed! I love it though, and so does my almost-two-year-old!

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46 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles November 22, 2011 at 2:48 pm

The cold has hit today…the rain tomorrow…winter is a comin! All that pumpkin has got me baking pumpkin muffins…tis the season!

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47 erica November 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm

i seriously need to start adding sprinkles to my meals! it looks so festive and cheerful!!!

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48 Angel7 November 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

It is very gloomy and rainy here! I wish the sun would be out a little!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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49 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings November 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm

LOVE early morning yoga…easing into the day. And think the 2/3rds rule rules! : )

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50 Jules @ La Petite Maison Verte November 22, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Praline Scuffin sounds delicious and I’ll bet it was an excellent topping for pumpkin-flavored breakfast smoothie – YUM!

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51 Cheryl November 22, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Kath.. I love ya girl, but you are killing me with the creases in the linens…LOL… I so just want to come and iron a basket of fabric for you… :)

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52 Brittany @ little b's healthy habits November 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Your pumpkin smoothie bowl looks awesome!! Always looking for new ways to eat pumpkin! :)

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53 Emily November 22, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Always love your sprinks :)

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