Last night was awesome. A bubble bath, some Sensual Amber body lotion (my fav!) and lots of reading of The Help under my down comforter (I’m almost finished!).
This morning’s breakfast was just as delightful!
Nothin’ wrong with a sprinkle of cookie to start the day. I took one of Cara‘s Pistachio Rosewater Cookies and chopped it up. She wasn’t happy with the texture because it’s very sticky/toffee – kind of like peanut brittle. But I think it totally MAKES the cookie! I love all things toffee, and this was fabulous over hot cereal!
- 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Hot Cereal (We’re low on oats!)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Cinnamon, salt
- Cookie, crumbled
- Peanut Coconut Butter melt
- Bella Eats Peach Ginger Jam (divine!!)
I’ve been procrastinating some writing projects for a while, so I’m hoping to get started on those. And a few blog improvements as well. Have a great one!
I know there is always room for improvement, but I don’t see where you can improve KERF.
And I gotta say…that looks like a pretty well balanced, healthy, nourishing meal to me. Nothing skimpy there. 😉
Jessica @ How Sweet says
That peach ginger jam sounds delicious!
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
Love the blob of jam on top – it makes the bowl look so fall-y! Good luck with the writing projects and have a great day! 🙂
I’m totally jealous of your night! Hope your day is equally as nice!
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
I LOVE ginger preserves so I am sure that jam is yummy! Good luck on getting the writing stuff done! Enjoy your Monday Kath!
Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine says
Mmmm not sure exactly what it is, but that bowl of oats looks especially comforting 🙂 Hope you have a great day!
That cookie just sounds amazing – I’m a sucker for all things toffee-esque as well.
Samantha @ Bikini Birthday says
Ah I love rosewater and pistachio in cookies. So Lebanese inspired!
Yayyyy you made good use of the cookies! I guess I shouldn’t have been so hard on them after all… 🙂
Jamie @ Food in Real Life says
Cookies for breakfast? YES PLEASE! That jam looks great too. Really chunky and fruity which is how I like my jam/preserves to be. Sorry jelly.
Love the idea of adding a crumbled cookie to oatmeal – what a nice touch of sweetness!
Good luck on your writing projects!
I just read the marie claire article and they should be ashamed! Obviously they don’t follow your blog on a daily basis, because you do not show any signs of an eating disorder! I struggled with anorexia in Highschool and you are far from that! You show healthy meals, normal portions, and treats daily. That is how I eat now and do not feel like my meals are at all “restricting” or my workouts are extreme. I don’t workout hard everyday but I atleast take my pup on a 3 mile walk, which I think is far from an extreme behavior. I, like you, actually love and enjoy eating healthy (with a treat every single night) and exercise. Marie claire can suck it! you are amazing Kath
Thanks Mel 🙂
Indeed…clearly this author gathered snippets of your life/blog in support of her pre-determined thesis, dramatized by the title of article. How ironic that a magazine that has long glorified unhealthy standards of female beauty, would attack those of you with nothing but the most positive of intentions. Know that we support and love you, Kath!
Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes says
I’m right with mel!! Kath, you portray one of the healthiest, happiest lifestyles I have seen. You are in tune with your body…and the farthest thing from a “restrictive” lifestyle! Sad that a magazine that I would call “unnatural and unrealistic” in it’s portrayal of real bodies would make such comments!
Cathy B. @ brightbakes
i’m just wondering if you are going to respond to the Marie Claire article?
I don’t know yet..
Alice Arnold says
There must be some way to parlay the support of your readers. It suffices to say it was incredibly unfair and inaccurate article.
Marisa @ Loser for Life says
Wow, your breakfast this morning looks insanely good! YUM!
Jessica @ The Process of Healing says
Your oats look exceptionally good today!
megan @ whatmegansmaking says
delicious breakfast! Puts mine to shame (umm.. a donut) 🙂
Holly @ couchpotatoathlete says
Good luck with the writing and blog improvements 🙂
Peach ginger jam sounds so delicious!
Hands in Namaste says
those cookies look great on that oatmeal!
so glad you treated yourself to a relaxing night!!
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
Love the crumbled cookie! Have a great day Kath!
Natalia - a side of simple says
Mm hot cereal with some cookie crumbles sounds like a great way to start Monday. No, actually, the ONLY way to start Monday!
That cookie sounds like it would be awesome in pumpkin oats!
I love Sensual Amber 🙂 And what is this about a Marie Claire article? Of all people, you show some of the most balanced meals along with some great treats! Don’t be worried, your readers know the truth 🙂
That breakfast looks so yummy! 🙂 I loved The Help! One of the best books I’ve read in a long time!!
Yum that looks delicious!! I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I think that you and your blog are both amazing. I’m so sorry to hear about the ridiculous article that made the blogs sound like anything other than that. You know that you are healthy and that you’re inspiring and motivating to so many people each and every day. Keep doing what you’re doing. We love you 🙂
Jasmine @ Eat Move Write says
I responded to the MC article with a letter on my blog, which I plan to send along with comments.
I’m sorry that happened to you guys. It was vicious. And, while I think there could have actually been a fruitful discourse about the TOPIC, there’s really no chance that will happen when you single out people and then visciously attack them. It really is ridiculous. I have so often thought of your food in particular that it is way MORE than I could eat, not less. 🙂
Heather (Heather's Dish) says
i’ll take cookie on top of oatmeal ANY DAY OF THE WEEK 🙂 holy heaven in my mouth 🙂
I emailed the editor of MC in regards to that awful article. YOU and the other bloggers have helped sooo many people out if eating disorders myself included. I can not believe someone would write such lies and be able to publish it in something like Marie Claire i mean it sounded like some junky tabloid stuff full of lies! I have on many occasions i have put together meals based on what you have created and they are always healthy and filling.
Mary @ Bites and Bliss says
Mmmm cookies over oats sounds perfect!
Cookies for breakfast! Consider me sold 🙂
Good Morning Kath,
Just wanted to say thank you for all that you do. Your blog is so very special to me as you are too 🙂
Please don’t indulge the “haters.” I think anyone who reads your blog regulaly knows you are a wonderful blogger who writes from the heart and encourage a healthful lifestyle.
Thanks again 🙂
Sounds like a heavenly and relaxing night! Hope you’re having a GREAT day 😀
rebecca lustig says
i immediately thought of the “cookies for breakfast” slogan for Cookie Crisp.
who says you cant have cookies in the morning? it’s got necessary nutrients that provide energy!
happy monday 🙂
Your breakfast looks delicious. Do you add a little milk to your cereal after it has been cooked? It looks “wet” this morning, and I was wondering whether that was something you added after you plated it, or if it was just a wetter consistency?
That’s the coconut butter melting!
Regarding coconut butter, they seem to sell it as oil here and an explanation on a website I found is that when it hardens it turns like butter. Is it the same stuff? I know that yours hardens, but not sure if it actually turns “oily” when it melts?
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
i know you haven’t addressed it yet but i wanted to say to you what i said to tina on her site – i’ve been reading KERF for years now – it’s what inspired me to start my own, but also helped me overcome a lifelong eating disorder. that article in marie claire was written by somebody who obviously DOES NOT follow your blog. cookies crumbled in oatmeal is exactly the type of thing that represents the BALANCE that embodies KERF, something that article was NOT. bad bad bad reporting.
Amber K says
When I first saw the breakfast picture I was trying to figure out what you were eating that would have gravy on it! lol I can’t stop picturing sausage with gravy on it with a biscuit on top. I have no idea why!
Your actual breakfast sounds much better!
Claire @ Low Impact Fashionista says
Tell Cara to post the recipe! Toffee like cookies are sooo good! Not as good as chewy melt in your mouth cookies but they are always nice for a change.
Cyclist Kate says
I’m fairly certain that this recipe comes from “Veganomicon,” which is an amazing book full of yummy, yummy recipes.
Is is from Veganomicon. You may be able to find it online. Or at Barnes + Noble!
I haven’t read the article, but I agree with all of the above, you really portrait a healthy, happy foodie, who appreciates good food, whether it’s the healthiest possible, or not. I am a disordered eater, but you have been only an inspiration. Treats every day are perfect, aren’t day 🙂
Btw, oats look great. Sometimes, jam is the the thing that makes the oats special, like mine this morning 🙂
Kath- your readers are behind you 100%. I have already written MC and posted on their Facebook how angry I am at them. I have yet to see a comment that reflects support for MC.
I have been reading magazines like MC my entire life- and their health advice kept me FAT, SAD, and disappointed. Since I have read your blog (and other similar ones), I have been losing weight, exercising, and have been INSPIRED to live healthfully.
We need you, and love you, Kath!
FYI, I just read that Kanzi is going to be on Oprah today.
THANKS for the head’s up! I recorded it!
Lauren at KeepItSweet says
great looking breakfast! just wanted to let you know that i totally disagree with the way the Marie Clare article described you and the other girls. I think you are a great example of healthy and balanced living.
Paige @Running Around Normal says
I’ve never heard of rosewater cookies, but I’m intrigued!
Sounds like the most relaxing Sunday night:)
Sally Mae says
I do hope you choose to respond to the article. I think you would have great thoughts to share. Blogging has been such a huge part of your life and although I don’t think the article was entirely fair towards the bloggers, the truth is some of the issues are very real. Females our age are developing some serious “perfectionism” problems (myself included) that reading too many blogs can sometimes reinforce. It’s a new generational issue to address because of how connected we all are and what we choose to portray on our blogs. In your defense, I think you eat great and portray a lot of honesty and real human thoughts about food and staying within a weight that you are happy with. I do think that exercise can become an addiction though and our generation, again is going to begin to discover the implications of it. I think your blog has a healthy dose of “there is more to life than exercise and food even those things are important…”
Anyways! I am super proud of you that you are an RD because it shows through the food you eat and how you eat to feel satisfied and listen to your body! I am glad they mentioned that in the article because I think going forward your degree will make you a much better blogger than other food/fitness divas. Keep doing what you are doing. And honestly, I think we are all just trying to evaluate our own thoughts and feelings about blogging and how it fits into our lives and makes us feel. Although a negative slant, I think it’s great that you guys got the article…there will be more to come as real life pokes through on blogs more and more… I think that is what intrigues us all about blogs – REAL LIFE (kind of like REAL FOOD!)
Thanks for reading this long comment – I couldn’t not write it:)
Thanks Sally 🙂
Just read MC article. Stopped reading that mag many years ago because of the direction it was going in. Love this blog I read it for the beautiful pictures you take and food inspiration, don’t let one person opinion drag you down. Your readers are behind you 100%.
Melissa @ HerGreenLife says
Definitely time to break out the down comforter — I shivered all through the night –> poor sleep 🙁
J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) says
How do you improve on AWESOME? 😉
Those cookies sound so good!
First, I agree with everyone on the MC article. You are an inspiration to me everyday in a HEALTHY way. You rock. Keep it up girl!
Second, are you still selling your KERF shirts? I tried finding them on the site, but can’t put my finger on the link. Thanks!
They are still available here!
Kath, you inspire me everyday. Keep up the great work!
Love reading your blog daily! Marie Claire is losing a lot of respect for that ignorantly-written article. Keep up your awesomeness Kath!
must. make. these. cookies.
I will be response to MC in regard to this article. You are amazing.. I don;t think that I’ve ever met anyone SO in tuned to a healthy LIFESTYLE.
You amaze me. I love that you & Matt are so young and living your lives the way that you do. If the two of you aren’t the picture of a well-baanced healthy lifestyle, then I don’t know what is…
keep doing what you do.. you rock!
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
What a fabulous breakfast!
Also I just read the Marie Claire article and I’m seriously appalled! How could they take something that does so much good and make it seem so twisted?! They definitely took a lot of stuff out of context just to try to prove their point. Anyway, I’m sure you already know this, but we’re all behind you! 🙂
I have been reading for a few years now and never commented. I think you do SO much good, and I know in my life, your blog has changed the way I eat. I went from SlimFast, Hungry Girl-style dieting, Lean Cuisines, etc… to real, whole food. I haven’t had fast food, a meal from the freezer, or a meal lacking in veggies or fruits in over a year and a half. That said– I counted calories online for the first 6 months to try to get with your program– and ended up with amennhorea as well. I lost my period for 6 months and am lucky to have a functioning repro tract now (after gaining back 5 lbs). I do not blame y’alls blogging ONE BIT– but I wish I had had the self-awareness to STOP reading when it all started getting scary. I still check your blog three times a day, and I still think things like, “Was my last meal as healthy as that lunch she had?” or “Was I lower-cal or higher-cal?” Maybe I’m an oddball out, but eating the same meals you make and calorie-tracking, and running/ working out a few times a day, led me to a really ugly place. I’ve stepped back, re-evaluated and gotten some help, but I’m still working on getting my body image up again, and I struggle now and have to remind myself that I can’t go into the underweight BMI range.
I don’t think the article was flattering at all, and I think it missed the positives (I blog too, though I can’t let myself blog about food for fear of where that takes me!) but I do think there might be a little truth in it.
Pistachio and peach, that’s a winning combo in oats.
Debbie B. says
Every time of day is perfect for a cookie 🙂
Oh Marie Clare! That was an AWFUL article. Yes, I am glad they warn about the alleged “dangers” associated with abusing food blogging, but I feel they tried to tarnish you and the other bloggers, suggesting you do more harm than good – that is simply not true.
I used to have disordered eating and its website likes this that helped me out of it. If one was to blog their binges and purges, diet drugs or suppliments or thinspiration, thats a problem. I know there are some serious issues brewing in young women today, intensified by the exposure and accessbility to the internet, but to blame it on your blogs, when you help so many other people is unfair.
America (and Australia) have serious obesity issues, with people overeating, eating processed junk etc and your fantastic blogs INSPIRE people to get creative with their food, make healthy delicious decisions and balance it with lifetsyle. It shows you ladies enjoying your food and at the worst, maybe exercising a bit of self discipline. And for those food addcits who do get their fix from your blogs, its no worse than subscribing to a cooking magazine or watching a cooking TV show, except you ladies show us how to balance our food to have a healthy whole lifestyle, day in day out.
All this coming from a website/amazgine which also provides your “total detox guide” including living on juices….
I am extremely dissapointed 1. the lady wrote the aritcle with so much negativity and bias, almost likening to pro-ana websites, and 2. the editors were happy to let it print and be published online.
Just because someone abuses something good (like your healthy blog) , doesn’t mean it turns into something bad. Its the abusers who need the guidance and help, not the creators.
Blog on Kath. I’ve been casually perusing yuor blog for several years now, and have been inspired to cookie some great healthy recipes from you (which have stopped me from baking up a chocolate-mud-ganache-heart-stopping storm)
Sorry about the rant, I just feel so strongly given the obesity crisis we are always told we are in here in Australia.
That does look utterly divine. And peanut brittle is something to aim for, not regret, in my opinion!
cookies with cereal sounds yum