Have Your Breakfast, and Eat the Bowl Too!

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Brrrrr!

Omg you guys, it’s cold. Real cold! My Mom and I were freezing our tootsies off during our walk this morning! There was even a guy out scraping his windshield. Really, April? Really?

Breakfast went better. Who needs oats in a jar when you can have oats in a ‘loupe?

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A cantaloupe – HA! Sitting in this bowl, it kind of reminds me of an oversized version of the soft-boiled egg I had to choke down during a home stay in Germany when I was about 14 years old.

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Let’s just say that 14 year old me wasn’t as adventurous as 26 year old me…there was some gagging involved when I had to eat the still soft yolk in the middle with a tiny little spoon. I remember it like it was yesterday!

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Fortunately, this concoction tasted a lot better! Last night I made overnight oats with 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds, 1 AE Raspberry Yogurt and 1/4 cup old fashioned oats. I poured the mixture into a seeded cantaloupe half and topped with frozen blueberries. Edible bowl – what fun!!

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Wrap in plastic wrap, stick it in the fridge, then devour in the morning. You have got to try this!! Juicy, sweet, tropical tasting - and it takes awhile to eat, too. Plus, who doesn’t like saying they ate half a cantaloupe for breakfast? ;)

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I’m so jazzed for lunch – I’ve got leftover Sesame-Honey Tofu, Asparagus and Brown Rice!

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I think I might eat this cold. The great thing about tofu, in my opinion, is that it tastes just as good hot, as it does cold. I might like it a wee bit better when it’s cold, actually! It get’s really firm too. Brown rice is actually decent cold as well, and doesn’t get rock hard like white rice. Love that!

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This picture kind of reminds me of that Kashi commercial where they make a prairie landscape scene out of seeds, nuts and grains. Anyone know what I’m talking about?

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Oh, per the recommendation of a co-worker, I picked up some of this Lime + Salt Popcorn at the store this weekend.

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Too bad I can’t have margaritas during working hours, because that’d surely be a delish combo. 8) I’ll report back my taste findings tonight!

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Alright friends, I’m finally on my game when it comes to Three Question Thursday! I’ve managed to somehow forget it or put it on the wrong day for the past several weeks… Here we go!

1. What’s something you’re looking forward to this summer?

2. Fresh breath on the go: gum or mints?

3. Are you allergic to anything?

My answers:

1. FARMER’S MARKETS!!

2. Gum!

3. I’m allergic to everything that grows. Literally every grass, tree, flower, plant or bush that grows outside – I’m allergic to it. Thank God for modern-day medicine! Oh, I’m also allergic to cats and I used to be allergic to plums!

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Comments

  1. Going to the beach!
    Gum.
    Yes – pollen and all that kinda stuff. :)

  2. Barb 04.08.2010

    Hey, I’m right there with you! I’m also allergic to all things outside! Grass,dust,trees,flowers. Also egg whites and chocolate. Good thing I’m an indoors gal!

  3. Brittney 04.08.2010

    1. Lollapalooza in Chicago
    2. Gum
    3. Apparently pollen? Just finding this out, not too thrilled…

  4. Jenny 04.08.2010

    1. Travel! To Texas, Brazil and maybe Europe!

    2. Gum for sure- I feel like it does more!

    3. OMG, I am so allergic to pollen! I think it made me sick, is that possible?

  5. YAY! I love Three Q Thursday :)
    1. What’s something you’re looking forward to this summer?
    BERRIES!! Hacking out in the sun on my horse! EXAMS being over!!!
    2. Fresh breath on the go: gum or mints?
    Gum all the way. I have gum any time of the day, all day :)
    3. Are you allergic to anything?
    Not that I’m aware of….

  6. Holly 04.08.2010

    I am SO excited for juicy canteloupe – that looks so good!!

    1. What’s something you’re looking forward to this summer?
    VACATIONS! I have 2 planned this summer, one of which will be my first time having more than 4 days off work in 4 years. Just a tiny bit excited. :-)

    2. Fresh breath on the go: gum or mints?
    Gum….I’m what you would call a “gum addict.” Extra’s Polar Ice or their Strawberry Banana – amazing.

    3. Are you allergic to anything?
    Actually….no. Knocking on wood now!

  7. jenna 04.08.2010

    what a great idea and cute post title ;)
    dinner looks fab as welll!

  8. jenna 04.08.2010

    lime and salt popcorn as well-sounds interestinggg!

  9. Cara 04.08.2010

    1) I’m looking forward to spending 3 whole weeks at home in Portland!
    2) Gum is the ONLY way to cure bad breath (besides brushing your teeth!) Mints don’t work!
    3) I’m allergic to every single animal. Seriously. Even reptiles!

  10. 1. fresh corn!
    2. neither…yuck!
    3. blackberries, cats and penicillin

    :-)

  11. 1. A Mediterranean cruise with my grandmother.
    2. Gum
    3. Pollen, but not always, just the last couple of years :( Makes me dread the end of May.

  12. jordan 04.08.2010

    hi! :) i have been reading for a few weeks, but haven’t really posted yet….thought today would be a good day to start! ok so 3 question thursday, lets see….

    1. i am looking forward to going to france for the first time this summer! i can’t wait :)
    2. gum – hands down! i am probably a “gum addict” as well :) trident original is my “drug” of choice ;)
    3. i am also allergic to everything that grows and cats, as well as stone fruits (plums, peaches, cherries, etc…). the last one only popped up about 5 years ago and it’s so hard because i LOVE fruit…

    have a great day!

  13. Looks like an awesome breakfast!
    1. My first trip to Europe! (And I’m staying a month!)
    2. Gum
    3. Beestings :-(

  14. Noelle 04.08.2010

    I am seeing this overnight oats everywhere. Gotta try it!

    1. Going to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan

    2. Gun for sure!

    3. Pollen!!! Grrr

  15. Mellissa 04.08.2010

    1. What’s something you’re looking forward to this summer? I can not wait for Farmers Markets and fresh local fruit

    2. Fresh breath on the go: gum or mints? Gum

    3. Are you allergic to anything? Cream Cheese and mold. My allergies have been horrible this spring!

  16. Molly 04.08.2010

    1. I am looking forward to going to Texas on vacation in a few weeks, and working on our house, painting, planting a garden, etc. :)

    2. I could probably make a meal out of gum…it is such a hunger stopper, I have a piece after lunch every day!

    3. I am NOT allergic to anything! Thank goodness! I have two cats and they are like my children…I would be heartbroken if I was allergic to them:( But im not!!!

  17. I love the oats in the lope idea must try!

    1. My Birthday which is July 4th!!
    2. Gum
    3. I’m allergic to the med levaquin and environmental stuff they did a prick test and none of the majors poped up so Dr. just pinned it as environmental

  18. Sarah Jayne 04.08.2010

    Cold tofu is the best! I had made myself a wrap with my leftover chili-peanut tofu…and I just realized I left my lunch bag at home on the counter. Shoooo :(

    1. SUN! specifically- NO SNOW! And spending time on our boat & taking the pups to the beach :)
    2. Gum- LOVE fruity gums.
    3. I am allergic to pine tree pollen & guinea pig dander. 2 random but very specific things that took a LOT of testing to figure out! I was a devastated 8 year old when I found out that spring we had to get rid of my guinea, Ruby, and I could no longer play in our fort built in the white pines.

  19. Beth 04.08.2010

    1) I’m planting a garden this year so I’m looking forward to the first time I get to eat something from it. I have started little seeds inside and the lettuce and peas sprouted this week!
    2) gum! sweet mint orbit is my favorite
    3) I’m allergic to everything.

  20. Nicole, RD 04.08.2010

    Those oats in a ‘loupe look awesome!

    1. What’s something you’re looking forward to this summer?
    my garden producing veggies!

    2. Fresh breath on the go: gum or mints?
    gum

    3. Are you allergic to anything?
    pollen and rag weed!

  21. Andrea 04.08.2010

    1. My wedding
    2. Gum
    3. Fresh cut grass and hay.

  22. I love putting stuff in the bowl of a melon…yogurt works great!

    1. What’s something you’re looking forward to this summer? Farmer’s market and racing.

    2. Fresh breath on the go: gum or mints? Mints. The sugar alcohols in gum make me ill.

    3. Are you allergic to anything? Pollen, bees, grapefruit, sugar alcohols, refined sugars.

  23. 1. I’m copying you…Farmer’s markets! I’m really going to miss the Des Moines now that we moved…but I’ll be sure to go when we are visiting other family there!
    2. Gum, for sure.
    3. Nothing that I know of….but I do get stuffy and cold like symptoms in the summer/fall when pollen is high.

  24. Sarah 04.08.2010

    1. Trips to Austin and Chicago and LOTS of time poolside B-)

    2. Mints

    3. Like you, allergic to anything that grows PLUS gluten, seafood and fish, milk, and eggs. I did at least grow out of a peanut allergy!

  25. emily 04.08.2010

    1. Summer School! (I’m a dork)
    2. Gum
    3. Pet dander, dust, pollen. I guess I know what I am NOT looking forward to this summer :)

  26. Carrie 04.08.2010

    1. Farmer’s Market!!!

    2. Gum.

    3. Nothing that I know of, but something gave me a nasty, severe case of hives this winter and we never figured it out.

  27. Maura 04.08.2010

    1. The thing I am looking forward to the most this summer are Red Sox games & a Taylor Swift concert at Gillette Stadium (where the NE Patriots play) on my 23rd birthday!

    2. Gum all the way.

    3. The only thing I know I’m allergic to is erythromycin. Knock on wood, I’ve never had environmental allergies. My Mom & brother do and they always seem sooo miserable.

  28. Bridget 04.08.2010

    1. What I’m excited about this summer? Seriously, how much time do you have? no rushing off to take the kids to school, playing outside, the pool, our garden, running in shorts and a t-shirt, 4th of July, canoing on the Cedar River, golfing, I could go on and on. It’s our family’s favorite time of the year!

    2. Gum

    3. I’m deathly allergic to shellfish–spent 5 days in the hospital with epi shots every few hours, steroids, the whole bit. I’m also allergic to cats and pollen. Good times.

    I’m going to look for the lime/salt popcorn!

    I have to share a made-up recipe with you. I tried your butternut squash ravioli and then had some extra onion, celery, squash mix leftover. I put that into egg roll dough thingies (sorry) with green and purple cabbage. I baked them at 400 for a few minutes each side–delish! Salt and pepper to taste. I can’t wait to make it again!

  29. penny. LA 04.08.2010

    1. Getting married in Colorado!
    2. Fum
    3. Cats!

  30. penny. LA 04.08.2010

    (^ Gum)

  31. Candy 04.08.2010

    1. Farmer’s Market! Iowa Cubs games! Yay!
    2. Gum.
    3. Seasonal Allergies and Bee Stings.

  32. Sandy 04.08.2010

    CUTE idea!! especially eating the bowl! i am officially hungry now!!!! =)

  33. Emily 04.08.2010

    Looking forward to my best friends wedding!
    Mints, gum can be rude at times.
    I was allergy free until I moved to Iowa City! Whatever blooms here most definitely does not bloom in Kansas.

  34. Sami 04.08.2010

    1- Going to the Outer Banks in NC with my family for Vacation!
    2- Trident White Sugar Free Gum for sure!
    3- Yellowjacket bee stings!

    PS- Have you ever tried the 100 calorie bags of Kettle Corn from Mr. Orville!? It’s outta this world!

  35. *Andrea* 04.08.2010

    i love cold tofu way better too!!

    definitely a gum girl. and i can’t wait for trips to the beach!!!

  36. Run Sarah 04.08.2010

    The oats on a canteloupe look like so much fun!

    1) Sunshine and vacation!
    2) I’m a gum addict
    3) Seasonal allergies – cherry blossoms

  37. Angharad 04.08.2010

    1. Oh, I am so looking forward to Farmer’s Markets too! Mine opens this weekend!! Yessss. Backyard grilling is also big on my agenda.
    2. GUM
    3. Nothing that I know of…but I have been getting crazy itchy eyes recently and apparently some allergies come on later in our twenties – how unfair would that be?!

  38. OIAL <– Love it :D

    1. Going hiking/being outside in general
    2. Maybe I should worry about my breath more…
    3. Nope, thankfully!

  39. Teresa 04.08.2010

    1. Spending some time on Vancouver Island, love sitting on the beach!!
    2. Gum
    3. I am also allergic to everything!! I have had hayfever since a kid. I am also allergic to cats, but 4 months ago broke down and got one for the kid’s sake. He hasn’t bothered me until now…he is loosing his winter coat so I have been sneezing a bit more than normal. :) He is so darn cute though. I will just suffer through it and pop the allergy meds.

    Have a great day.

  40. Rachel 04.08.2010

    1. My dad’s visit in May, and getting my garden up & growing!

    2. Gum

    3. I’m allergic to everything under the sun…Anything that grows, has fur, or dander. My allergist once told me I should live in a bubble, being allergic to so much. I’m even allergic to beer–The hops make me sick to my stomach!

  41. Anna 04.08.2010

    I’m with you on the farmer’s market — I also cannot WAIT to catch some outdoor concerts!
    I’m a gum girl.
    I’m also allergic to all sorts of pollen, though not as bad as when I was younger. I just take Claritin but I used to be a snotty, drippy, pre-teen mess (as if you don’t have enough things to worry about at that age). And bees. DEATHLY allergic to bees. I’m so sad that you are allergic to cats though, I’d have to suffer!

  42. Sara 04.08.2010

    That popcorn sounds great! I love lime and salt tortilla chips, so I bet popcorn with that flavor would be good too.
    1. I’m looking forward to it being hot this summer. I grew up in Phoenix, so hot is how I like it.
    2. Gum
    3. I don’t think I’m allergic to anything.

  43. 1. The BEACH!!! Can’t wait to head out to the beach with the sunroof open and the windows down! Also to go boating with all my friends!
    2. I always have gum! And if I don’t have gum I find the nearest vending machine/store to get some or I feel horrible without it!
    3. Yes, I am allergic to absolutely everything. I can’t even get my eyebrows waxed without having a massive allergic reaction where I end up looking like Shrek! No fun at all! I’m also allergic to many many antibiotics and the doctors get mad! Like it’s my fault, right?!

    Anyways, that tofu looks absolutely delicious! Going to try it soon! Have a great day!

  44. You are a genius!!! I am SO going to try that when melons come into season, yum!
    1. My Ireland trip and just the general summer things (beach, pool, whatnot)
    2. GUM!!! I am a gum addict.
    3. Nothing that I know of

  45. Tina 04.08.2010

    I am so going to make that tofu next week. Scary concept since I have never made tofu myself before. But I gotta try it. :D

    And for your three questions
    1. Going to the lake!
    2. Gum without a doubt!
    3. Can I say stupid people? :D

  46. Emily 04.08.2010

    1. the beach and specifically the suntan i’ll have
    2. mints – especially if i know i have to talk to people – gum can look unprofessional
    3. the southeast has a blanket of pollen right now – my eyes are freaking out. oh, and i’m allergic to cats, which is fine by me.

  47. Alexa Meany 04.08.2010

    1. tanning and grilled vegetables + watermelon
    2. love gum but try to watch how much i consume for bloating purposes!!
    3. z-pac the medicine.. makes me so sick to the stomach!!

    I HAVE TO FIND THAT POPCORN OMG!!

  48. Sarah 04.08.2010

    1 – I’m looking forward to my husband and I’s trip to Key West in June…the beach/ocean sounds so nice after a long CO winter!
    2 – I’m definitely a gum girl
    3 – I’m allergic to eurythromycin (an antibiotic)…I get hives/fever/etc. Blech!

  49. Sarah 04.08.2010

    oooo and to add on to #3 I’m allergic to most pollen, grass, trees, and moderately allergic to cats and mold…I’m a walking sneeze in the spring/summer/fall!

  50. Tay 04.08.2010

    Oh I LOVE making yogurt/fruit bowls in a melon, but never thought about oats! Yummm. Next time I get a honeydew, I’m trying that out.

    1. This summer I’m looking forward to warm weather! I’m moving home, so I’m not quite looking forward to that :-(

    2. Gum

    3. Allergic to cats. And pollen/spring time stuff.

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