It was 🙂
The Red Violin was really good. Subtitles (and it took me 15 minutes into the movie to realize I needed to turn them on!), intriguing plot, WEIRD, but very good! I got in bed just after 10 and let myself sleep until 7, when I woke up naturally. It was nice.
I came down in my Quaker Natural robe and checked emails. My plan was to do yoga, but I was hungry and I knew I wouldn’t be able to focus on yoga with breakfast calling my name. So I postponed it. Maybe I’ll do it right after this post. I definitely want to get back to daily yoga!!
I debated pancakes, but when it came down to it, oats would be so much less time and clean-up (yes, even stove-top you microwave addicts!), so I went with them. Nate would be proud! I must have had 5 different ingredients out on the counter and put back in their cabinets before I decided on a topping: Blueberries with Blueberry Vanilla Crackle Granola Plank!
I did not cook the blueberries into the oats because I think they ruin the texture, but I did microwave them in a little bowl and add them all hot and melted on top. Perfect combo! I’m so glad I realized this berry technique because I really do like berries in oatmeal.
- 1/3 cup oats + 9 grain blend, 1/3 cup vanilla soy milk, 1/3 cup+ water, pinch salt, half banana
- 2 dried figs
- Splash vanilla
- Sprinkle cinnamon
- ~1/3 cup blueberries, heated on side
- Piece granola plank, crumbled
- Sprinkle coconut butter
- Spoonful of crunchy Barney Butter (wheeeeee!)
Ahh, ‘The Red Violin’ – haven’t seen that film since I was in middle school!! I forgot about it, haha 😀
Looove today’s oat mix, as always!!
HANG IN THERE WITH THE PROJECTS!!
I totally agree about the stovetop method– SO worth it!
Jennifer T says
yea chandelier again 🙂 the oats look really yummy, and i know what you mean about the yoga, when im thinking about other things (like um food) it’s hard to focus 😛
life coach jen says
Jeez, that first pic is total food porn! I just had my oats about an hour and a half ago and now that’s what I want for lunch, too! Ha.
Kath – submit your pics to tastespotting and food gawker! Amazing
Moran (The Running Addict) says
Grr I need to try the stove method. I am too dependent on the microwave. It does save time, though.
Red Head, Yellow Dog says
Hello, my name’s Hilary and I am a microwave oatmeal addict.
The past few mornings I’ve overcooked my oats on the stove. But other than that, stove top is always better to me!
Oh Barney Butter! I miss it so 🙁
Your morning sounds relaxing!! Good luck on the projects!
Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday says
mmmm…I can’t wait for blueberries to be in season!!
Have a great day!
Mara @ What's For Dinner? says
Love the chandelier coffee… I always laugh when I see that because I thought, for the longest time, that chandelier coffee was a brand that I was missing out on!
Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) says
Your oats are berry beautiful. YUM!
Leah @ simply fabulous says
Looks like a great start to the day. Next time go for the oatmeal pancakes like i did today! Afterall i got the idea from you in the first place! 🙂
Stovetop oats are so much better, taste- and texture-wise. Plus my boyfriend was the first one to make them that way for me, so they bring back nice memories.
Kailey (SnackFace) says
My mom and I just oohed and aahed over this morning’s oats! Good luck with all the work today, Kath!
i love berries in oatmeal – I wish I could have really fresh ones all year round
I’m totally with you on stovetop oats. They are just so much creamier!
Shannon (The Daily Balance) says
BERRY good! as always, love the photos 😉 — esp the first one!
Sarah (Tales of Expansion) says
barney butter, chandelier coffee, AND oats are all back! all is right with the world 🙂
There have to be SO many posts tagged oatmeal, hahah. That granola plank stuff looks delicioso!
Figs & Blueberry Oats?!?! Heaven!
I love the Red Violin – wonderful movie.
I thought the same thing! lol. I laugh everytime too when I see chandelier coffee because for the longest time I thought it was a brand of coffee. 🙂
The blueberries look really tasty in your oatmeal. Oh and I love Blueberry Granola Planks. YUM! 🙂
Weekly Bite says
Hang in there with the projects!
I haven’t heard of the Red Violin- I will google it!
Your oats remind me of a blueberry cobbler, but with thess blues and more up side down topping! 🙂
Looks fab. Hey, where do you get your coconut butter?
Yum! Berry oats sound delish.
Michelle Hisae says
Dang, you’re nonstop! Good luck with the continuation of studying. 🙂 I can’t wait until I can go from frozen blueberries to fresh ones just as soon as the Farmer’s Markets open up again!
mmm! hot and melted blueberries, love it!
Your breakfast is berry exciting!
I love the music from the Red Violin, and am a big fan of John Corigliano, one of the most fantastic composers of modern concert music. My band has played a few pieces written by his students, and they are all great!
Missy (Missy Maintains) says
Delicious combination! I need to bring my blueberries and a plank to work tomorrow to try that! Yum!
omg. your oatmeal looks SICK.
yummm. i am so cooking blueberries.
Never heard of the Red Violin, but not sure I could convince my daughter or husband to watch a subtitled movie! 😀
I absolutely love The Red Violin! Breakfast looks good too.
Your oats look very yummy! Just found your blog by way of Bobbi at NHerShoes and love your daily eats! I will definetely have to try the stovetop method for oats!!
your oats look amazing as usual!
Run Sarah says
Your oats look wonderful and colourful!
Yum! Your oats make me think of blueberry cobbler. Great bowl today.
First off, just wanted to say, I love your blog!
That bowl of oats sure looks like a fluffy berry pancake!
At first I thought you had switched up your breakfast.
I have to eat my oats in a cup (sometimes styrofoam, egad!) at my desk at work. Not as nice, but I started adding more toppings to make it work.
The Blueberry Van Granola Planks are my fav Honest Foods product!! Sadly- my local Whole Foods doesn’t carry that flavor! I’m very jealous!
The Red Violin is great! I am a violinist, and I love the movie. I also wanted to let you know that I think about you every single time I play Pachelbel’s Canon! 🙂 I perform it regularly for weddings and other events.
The oats look amazing!
Kevin of Closet Cooking just made some pumpkin pie oatmeal I’m DYING to try. This weekend hopefully….school’s a little too crazy right now to procure the necessary ingredients.
Mmmm berry heaven! Good luck on your projects!
Oh, I like that technique with the berries. They’re my favorite oatmeal topping in the summer, but I don’t really love them mixed either.
1 word –
Thanks to YOUR inspiration, I’ve officially tried almond butter with oatmeal and it is absolutely AWESOME!!!!
I wanted you to know that it’s easy to throw around words like “I love your blog”, but it’s another thing to be able to INSPIRE people with your blog. For someone like me who loves food soooo much, you’ve opened my eyes (and taste buds) to a world of unchartered territory! Thank youuuuu!!!
When do you plan on revealing the mushroom pizza you made using the husband’s ww crust? I can’t wait to make it just like your pics showed in Feb.!
It was a gift from Whole Foods, but you can get it at Amazon too (see the link above).
<3 Canon 🙂
It just went up yesterday!