Warm > Cold

May 14, 2011

Happy Saturday!


Cold strawberries might be good, but warm strawberries are better!


Especially when paired with lightly heated High Five bread, sautéed bananas, chia seeds, coconut and Naturally Nutty Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter!


I just put the strawberries in a dry hot skillet and let them wiggle around in there  – they let out juices much like mushrooms would and because soft and succulent. They were fabulous, and my sensitive teeth thanked me!



Coffee #3! I like #1 best, Matt likes #3. Uh oh!



I had hoped to go for a run this morning, but my body is feeling pretty stiff from all the lifting I did yesterday, I’m kicking it back until tomorrow. Maybe I’ll do some yoga when we get home this afternoon.

We’re on our way out soon to stop by the farmer’s market and then attend a wine blending class at Jefferson Vineyards!! And we’re having a get together tonight with more Jefferson wine – I’m going to have to spit some today!

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1 Amanda May 14, 2011 at 7:54 am

This looks like a wonderful way to start a Saturday! :) hope you have a great day!


2 kaila @ healthy helper! May 14, 2011 at 7:59 am

Now thats my kind of toast! Loaded up with yummy things!

Sauteed banana sounds fabulous!


3 Lisa Fine May 14, 2011 at 7:59 am

Yum! I love the idea of warming up strawberries, and they go so well with bananas.

I’m off to the farmers’ market this morning too! Have a great morning, Kath.


4 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 14, 2011 at 8:01 am

That looks AMAZEBALLS. And I’m glad to hear that the 2 of you are getting a little bit of down time. Enjoy each other.


5 Jenn May 14, 2011 at 8:06 am

OMG! That looks fabulous! Happy weekend! I got my run in already, so good luck to you. Would love a Saturday filled with wine. Can’t wait to hear the reviews.
Jenn in IN


6 Grace @ Healthy Dreaming May 14, 2011 at 8:10 am

Warm sweet fruit sounds delicious! What a great idea!

Have a great weekend!


7 Sarah May 14, 2011 at 8:21 am

Ok everything you eat looks way better than what I eat. Yum!

PS I made your maple pecan granola and I love it! Thx for the recipe.


8 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 14, 2011 at 8:28 am

mm that looks like a wonderful mess of deliciousness!

sounds like a rest day is just what your body needs, have a great time wine tasting! :)


9 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) May 14, 2011 at 8:34 am

You are so lucky to have those beautiful berries growing in your yard!


10 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) May 14, 2011 at 8:42 am

Your photography is so beautiful and vivid – it’s like a dream! I love it :) But 100% disagree about warm strawberries – I hate them! Room temp is best :)


11 Stephanie @ StephSnacks May 14, 2011 at 8:42 am

Happy Saturday :) It is SO nice to have great weather now with wonderful berries and veggies! It makes everything seem that much better!


12 Angel7 May 14, 2011 at 8:49 am

Strawberries are a great way to start a day! I love strawberries and blueberries!



13 Molly @ RDexposed May 14, 2011 at 8:53 am

Mushrooms-I just can’t like them! Those strawberries are a different story. Relax days are always a necessity-go with it!


14 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 14, 2011 at 8:55 am

Whoa, you just reminded me it was Saturday when I read your first sentence, lol. It could have been Monday for all I knew.. ha!


15 Baking 'n' Books May 14, 2011 at 8:55 am

Wow, that’s a smorgsabord of flavors there :)


16 Sarah@The Flying ONION May 14, 2011 at 8:59 am

Mmm…warm strawberries. I always warm bananas and apples, but never ever think of warming the berries. What a delicious thought. 😀


17 Gina @Runningtothekitchen May 14, 2011 at 9:01 am

I think we’ll be seeing a lot of strawberry inspired breakfast for a while :)
I have to say, the 14 yr old in me laughs a little everytime you talk about “spitting” at wine tastings! Enjoy!


18 Alaina May 14, 2011 at 9:04 am

That looks like the best piece of french toast. 😉

The events at the winery look like so much fun!


19 Tori (Fresh Fruition) May 14, 2011 at 9:04 am

I’ve never thought to saute my bananas before I use them as a topping. Yum!


20 Marina May 14, 2011 at 9:05 am

Strawberries in breakfast are awesome, I can’t get enough of them lately!
Have a great wine-tasting Saturday :)


21 faith May 14, 2011 at 9:17 am

Do you need a third coffee judge?


22 Mary Frances May 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I was thinking the same thing, make both side by side and do a blind taste testing with your ‘guinea pigs’, uh, er, I mean guests this evening. Also, you and Matt do it blindly side by side.


23 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 14, 2011 at 9:17 am

I’m going to the farmer’s market too! So excited :)


24 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 14, 2011 at 9:22 am

Your breakfast looks delicious — I wish I had sauteed bananas on my pancakes this morning. That sounds amazing!


25 The Teenage Taste May 14, 2011 at 9:26 am

Your breakfast looks so decadent, Kath! I’ve been in love with grilled bananas lately! 😀


26 Julie (Food & Other Things) May 14, 2011 at 9:37 am

Those strawberries look so delicious! Have a fun day!


27 Ashley May 14, 2011 at 9:46 am

I’ve been doing the warm strawberry with juices thing too! Mostly because mine are frozen though. 😉 SO delicious!!! Have fun at the market!


28 Karen May 14, 2011 at 9:47 am

A warm bowl of mushy grains and berries is just what I am eating, and also headed out to the farmer’s market – all bundled up in my Northface on this cold and blustery (spring?!) Saturday.

Have a wonderful “day off” from the bakery, Kath!


29 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing May 14, 2011 at 9:54 am

I confess, warm strawbs totally freak me out! But your photos make them look tempting 😉


30 katie May 14, 2011 at 9:57 am

ever since you mentioned the warm strawberries yesterday, I’ve had them on the mind. This morning I added them to pancakes to make strawberries and cream oatmeal pancakes, and they were awesome! Something about warmed up fruit is just so comforting..


31 Khushboo May 14, 2011 at 10:11 am

I have to disagree….cold strawbs def trump their warm counterpart! When it comes to bananas, however, warm all the way!


32 Gina May 14, 2011 at 10:34 am

Best looking toast I’ve ever seen :)


33 Emily @ Savory and Savage May 14, 2011 at 10:49 am

MMM – warm strawberries – it would be like having strawberry shortcake in the morning:-)


34 Allison @ Runs A Latte May 14, 2011 at 11:20 am

Ooohh, what a fun Saturday! Love your bright, cheery-looking pictures! Wish the Chicago weather looked more liked that! :)


35 Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit May 14, 2011 at 12:11 pm

now THAT is a breakfast i can get on board with! i need to find a great harvest near Tempe! :)


36 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama May 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm

That strawberry concoction looks UH-Mazing!! It doesn’t help that I am quite hungry right now. Happy Saturday! :-)


37 lynn @ the actor's diet May 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm

you know what’s delicious? frozen strawberries + hot cocoa


38 cassie May 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm

at first i couldn’t tell what you’re breakfast was but then i saw the ingredients and immediately said to myself “i’m in love”…super yummy looking breakfast.. enjoy the vineyards..


39 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 14, 2011 at 1:22 pm

yummm! your b-fast looks great :)


40 Jill in Chicago May 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Hi Kath,
Do you store your Chia seeds in the freezer, fridge, or cupboard? I’m about to invest in my first bag, and want to make sure I store them properly!
Thanks in advance :)


41 KathEats May 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm

I store them in my cool, dark basement and have a jar sitting on my counter that I use up in a week or so and refill often.


42 Jill in Chicago May 15, 2011 at 11:57 am

Thanks! I also just watched your Coconut Butter ‘tutorial’. Because you mention that it is a different consistency based on the season, I’m guessing you also store that at room temp, in a cool, dark place? (I just made some and want to make sure I don’t need to refrigerate it.)


43 KathEats May 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Yup! room temp! And putting it in a pot of hot water helps to soften


44 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com May 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm

That breakfast looks so delicious, I almost drool all over my keyboard 😉


45 Rachel May 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Yum! Bummer that raw strawberries make your teeth hurt- it’s a good thing you like them cooked! I like my strawberries fresh, but so far my sensitive teeth are okay with that. (Although now you have me a liiiitttle paranoid. 😉 )


46 Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm

what a fun day! I am so jealous, I’m spending the day lesson-planning! I wish I was spitting some wine 😉


47 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 14, 2011 at 5:45 pm

I never thought toast for breakfast could look delicious, but you’ve proved me wrong. This looks amazing!


48 r8chel May 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm

I love that you basically treated that slice of bread like a pancake. Looks yummy!


49 Hannah May 15, 2011 at 1:59 am

I love warming up strawberries, particularly with a little dash of balsamic :)


50 Rachel May 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm

this brekkie looks gorgeous-Ive just got some apricot and orange bread out from the freezer especially for it!! how did you sautee the bananas?
thanks for the inspiration-something to look forward to after a gym session!!


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