Creamy PB + J Oatmeal Parfait


Holy smokes it’s Friday again!

I swear it feels like it was just Friday.

Yesterday’s workout was FUN. I love the feeling of renewed enthusiasm after a day off.

I did a 3 mile run:

  • 3 min walking warm-up
  • Mile 1: 6.0 mph, incline 2%
  • Mile 2: 6.5 mph, incline 5% (such a hard mile!!!)
  • Mile 3: 6.0 mph, incline 2%
  • 2 min walking cool-down

Mile 2 was a LONG, hard mile. I stopped half way through to get water. After the run, I did the ab-solute workout (18 mins of abs) and Booty Booster workout from the Booty Camp Fitness DVD.

Since I have been doing strength training my appetite has gone way up! I wonder if that is because my body is expending more energy repairing my muscle tears? Either way I have been one huge Hunger Monster lately.

This morning I woke up COLD. A Green Monster or juice was not going to cut it.

I was really excited to try out this new product:


Nut ‘n Budder contains peanuts, almonds, flaxseed oil, organic sugar, and flaxseed. It is only available in Canada right now (you don’t hear that on blogs too often!). It is seriously addicting, subtly sweet, and very creamy.  I had to hide it in the back of the Lazy Susan! :mrgreen: I could *probably* find it if I really wanted to though…if you catch my drift…


Creamy PB + J Oatmeal Parfait



  • 2/3 cup regular oats
  • 1 T chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup almond breeze
  • 1/2 cup plus a bit more water
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 banana (optional- I didn’t have one so I used chia seeds to thicken it up nicely)


Directions: Mix together oats, chia seeds, coconut milk, salt, banana, almond milk, and water. Bring to a boil and then cook on low, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes. Take a glass and drop in a layer of jam, then oats, then PB, then oats, then jam, etc. Sprinkle with peanuts and enjoy!





Would you like a chance to win a jar of the Almond Budder Extreme and Nut ‘n Budder?

Leave one comment below.

If you want you can tell me your all time favourite FICTON book! (Yes, I am in the market to start fiction reading again and looking for good ideas!!) :mrgreen:

Contest is open to US and CAD residents only please.

I will be selecting TWO winners. Contest open until tonight at 11pm EST.

Have a great Friday!


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1 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 5, 2010

Oooh that parfait looks awesome! I bet the different textures just made it.

I could never pick my favorite book. That is like asking me to pick a favorite movie, song, or food! But I just recently read Firefly Lane and it was great!


2 Stephanie February 5, 2010

This looks reaaly great! Thank you for sharing! I hope it will be available in the US soon!

I love books, it is hard to pick one favorite…
A few good ones, if you haven’t read them yet:
The Secret Life of Bees, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Where the Heart Is, and I always enjoy books by Fannie Flagg. Good luck choosing a great next read =)


3 Carla February 5, 2010

ANYTHING by Emily Giffin, I just got an advance copy of her newest book not out until May because my Stepmom owns a bookstore and I can’t wait to start (and finish!) it!!


4 Leilani February 5, 2010

Wow that looks insanely yummy!
The best book EVER is “PILLARS OF THE EARTH” by KEN FOLLET – and this is coming from someone who LOVES to read but it takes a lot to grab me. I read this book 20 years ago and could not put it down. There are 1000 pages but you will cry when it gets close to the end because you don’t want it to be over. Funny it was on Oprah’s book club and she said the same thing. Anyone else that I talk to that has read it also says it was the greatest book of all time. Just google it and you will see how many people agree. I don’t know how he does it but it will stay with you forever. Remember “PILLARS OF THE EARTH” :)))) you won’t be sorry.


5 Liz February 5, 2010

Since I consdier myself a serious Peanut Butter addict, the Nut N Budder looks delightful.

I have not read this book yet, but everyone I know raves about it. On the Road by Jack Kerouac! Happy reading


6 Kimmy Jahnke February 5, 2010

The Time Traveler’s Wife is a wonderful book….if you seen the movie it is 100x better than that! It is kinda long…but so worth it!

Thanks for the chance at a great nut butter stash is almost out. I’m crossing my fingers!


7 Stacey February 5, 2010

Love your site! And I found that I got a lot hungrier when I started weight training as well. I switched up to a lot of small meals during the day and that’s helped a lot.

My favourite fiction book (do I have to pick just one?!?) :)
Probably “The Kitchen Boy”.


8 chau February 5, 2010

hmmm ender’s game


9 Cara February 5, 2010

The Time Traveler’s Wife…Or anything by Wally Lamb! And of course (like most females out there) Eat, Pray, Love!


10 Lindsey @ Sound Eats February 5, 2010

I’m a big fan of Nicholas Sparks books. If you want to see Dear John, you need to read it, too! I loved “Last Song” by him and can’t wait for that movie, too!


11 Audrey February 5, 2010

I saw the trailer/read about on IMDB Dear John and it looked so sad! I couldn’t stop thinking about it for like 3 days and I wanted to cry every time it passed my mind. I saw Walk to Remember a looong time ago, and liked that. Why are his books and movies so sad? Not that that will stop me from reading/watching… He’s a great author.


12 Heather (Where's the Beach) February 5, 2010

That parfait looks awesome. I have noticed that when I start lifting heavy, I get hungry a lot more. I have found that if I replenish with protein within 15-30 mins of the lifting, then I am much better. One of my favorite fictional books is Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio. It’s been out a while now. I am a reading junkie! I must own the hardback too. Oh, another fantastic book (older too) is White Oleander by Janet Fitch.


13 Kendall February 5, 2010

Good Morning!!

The Life of Pi is my favorite fiction book.

SUCH a great story – one of those books that even though you forget some of the story over the years you always look back on it with nostalgia for the great story that was told :)

OOh and its not dauntingly huge – something that you can pick up and easily read, probably a good ‘breaker inner fiction book’ ;)

PS That breakfast looks scrumptuous! Thanks for the chance at some Nut Budder!!


14 Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope February 5, 2010

Definitely read THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy. Amazing, quick read. And the movie is out now, too.


15 Jen February 5, 2010

You NEED to read “The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO” by Robin Sharma. It was the most inspirational book and really helped me understand that I should be truly enjoying everyday to it greatest potential.


16 Michelle February 5, 2010

That parfait looks amazing!!! I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow. I’m a classics girl, so my favorite is Pride and Prejudice. A close second is Middlemarch by George Eliot. Happy reading!


17 cait February 5, 2010

hmm…way too many favourites but I loved “What is the What” by Dave Eggers and “The Book of Negroes” by Laurence Hill (it has a different name in the states.

breakfast looks delish.


18 krissy February 5, 2010

I’m SO glad you tried this Ange – I have been eyeing it for a while in the grocery store (Frank is a PB addict) but wasn’t sure about – now I’ll buy it for him :)

I am going to bring you a stack of fiction books by my favourite author when I see you – did you ever see My Sister’s Keeper (the movie) – well it was a book first and that author writes the most heart wrentching but amazing books – they are always on controversal issues – the authors name is Jodi Picoult!



19 Linda February 5, 2010

I love Nicholas Sparks books too! I just wish I had more time to read!


20 Cassie February 5, 2010

This oatmeal looks FANTASTIC! Much more fancy than my meager bowl of pumpkin oats this morning ;)

Fiction..fiction..where to start! I ADORE fiction. “The Sight” by David Clement-Davies is FANTASTIC. It’s about wolves, but it’s really deep beyond that, It always brings tears to my eyes! He has another book called “Firebringer” that is really good too.


21 Jessica P February 5, 2010

I think my all time favorite book is Jane Eyre- such a romantic book! I also really liked Frankenstein, surprisingly. One that I just read recently that I liked pretty well was The Reader- it was made into a movie last year with Kate Winslet. Happy reading!


22 [email protected] February 5, 2010

LOVE your breakfast!

It is hard to pic ONE all time fav book but two come to mind right now:

White Oleander
I Know This Much Is True
Eat Pray LOve

oops that is three!
Have a great day….


23 amy February 5, 2010

That nut butter looks amazing as does the parfait. My favorite fiction books are anything by Nicholas Sparks. He’s the best ever. You can’t go wrong with anything by him.


24 Christina February 5, 2010

that parfait looks great! I’ve been trying to think of a new way to have my oatmeal in the morning – thanks!!!!


25 Nina February 5, 2010

Mmmm..your breakfast looks so delicious! :)

I don’t know what my all-time fave fiction book is, but the last book I read was The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown and it was amazing! Can’t wait for the movie!


26 Liz February 5, 2010

The Notebook is my fave!


27 Crystal February 5, 2010

Your parfait looks delicious! I’m always searching for new nut butters and those sound really good. One of my favorite fiction books is The Jungle. It’s an oldy but a goody.


28 Molly February 5, 2010

My favorite fiction books are The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books. They are so good!


29 Anne @thefitbridesmaid February 5, 2010

I’ve been reading all of his books about Isabelle in Scotland. Very easy reads.


30 Allison February 5, 2010

That looks amazing!1 I have to try that. My favorite fiction books are East of Eden by John Steinbeck and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. They’re awesomem reads!


31 Kathy K February 5, 2010

Favorite book… hmm… The Time Traveler’s Wife is the latest fiction I read and I loved it. :)


32 Raw Candy February 5, 2010

This looks so good! Cool that it’s available in Canada… if I don’t win, at least I can still pick some up :)


33 cali February 5, 2010

My favourite fiction book is called “Jewels” by Danielle Steel. I normally don’t enjoy her books and prefer meatier stuff, but this is a historical epic about this amazing woman. Not to be missed! I reread it every few years and always love it more than the last time.


34 Kristina ( spabettie !! ) February 5, 2010

ah! not a *huge* Steele fan either, but her (really old) book The Promise is really REALLY good.


…love this, I’m adding to my reading list!


35 Jill February 5, 2010

I’m a non-fiction kinds gal. I really want to read Intuitive eating. That butter looks good!


36 Billie February 5, 2010

You should read Ana Karenina – and old classic! It is amazing each time I read it.


37 Michelle February 5, 2010

I would love to try a new nut butter!!! Especially one that I can’t get in the US yet! :)


38 Emily February 5, 2010

Those oats look so tasty!!! I’m going to say “Dear John” but only because it’s coming out in theaters…I’ve read it twice and it’s a really good read. Also “Nineteen Minutes” is a book you won’t be able to put down!


39 Meg February 5, 2010

My favorite fiction book is My Sister’s Keeper! I haven’t seen the movie because I heard has a different ending, but the book was so good. Your parfait looks delicious!! I need to make one of those! :)


40 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries February 5, 2010

i need that parfait in my vida.

favorite fiction book is the awakening my kate chopin. ive read it like 6 times haha. i think you’d love it.


41 Audrey February 5, 2010

Is that a book or just a short story?


42 Charlie February 5, 2010

That looks fantastic, Angela.O_O ~This is my first time actually seeing Nut N Budder. Maybe I haven’t looked diligently enough? I buy almond and smoosh-yourself peanut butters at my local Sun Harvest all the time. Regardless, I love how this sounds and looks and can’t wait to try it!

My favorite fiction book is a tie between Dr. Isaac Asimov’s Foundation & Clive Barker’s Imajica. Sci-fi has always been my favorite thing in the world, ever since I was a kid. What Dr. Asimov did for the genre is unprecedented. As the reigning godfather of sci-fi, androids and just about everything we’ve come to know and enjoy in it today, “Foundation” was his flagstaff saga; it’s told as a history of the future as the past. Every chapter begins as an excerpt from a future chronicle called The Encyclopedia Galactica. WIki encapsulates the series thus; “Foundation tells the story of a group of scientists who seek to preserve knowledge as the civilizations around them begin to regress.” Hari Seldon is at the heart of it all, Dr. Asimov’s intellectual hero, who develops “Psychohistory,” which can be reviewed here:

It may sound like a lot of techno-babble but it really isn’t. Dr. Asimov had a real tact for keeping his storytelling rooted in the human element. Even concepts that may fly over our heads stick with us due to his talents with narrative & literary construction.

Not everyone’s cup of tea but, imo, damn good stuff.

Clive Barker’s Imajica can be read about here:

Have a gr8 day, Angela!

~Charlie (A New Fan) :)


43 Kim February 5, 2010

Poisonwood Bible or The Brothers K. After that I have a list of about 20. :)


44 joy February 5, 2010

My favorite fiction is actually a kids book (well like 10 – 15 years olds I would guess) and it is called a season of ponies – and if you want to read it and can’t find it let me know and I can let you borrow mine (it has been out of print FOREVER)


45 Ricki February 5, 2010

Parfait looks GREAT. I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this stuff–where did you find it??? Yum!! So hard to pick a fiction book, but I guess I’ll mention the latest one my book club is reading: Aftr the Flood by Margaret Atwood. You can always count on Atwood for great writing. I also really enjoyed The Ravine by Paul Quarrington (more poignant now that he’s just died); and The Hours by Michael Cunningham (novel, not movie, though the movie was good, too!).


46 Sarah R February 5, 2010

Wow! Wonderful oats! I had to check to make sure that I wasn’t reading Kath’s blog because it seemed like one of her creations. My favorite light-hearted fiction books are Sophia Kinsella’s Shopaholic books. They are a quick/fun read.


47 Morgan @ Life After Bagels February 5, 2010

that is one fancy breakfast there lady . . . and no you NEVER hear – only available in Canada


48 Mariel February 5, 2010

I really like White Oleander! Ooh, that nut butter sounds yummy! :)


49 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 5, 2010

Your hill workouts are killer! I don’t know if it would be my all-time favorite, but Middlesex is a great book. I also like Wonder Boys, Straight Man, and The Time Traveler’s Wife!


50 Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 5, 2010

Oh my gosh Angela… that looks out of this world. PB & J and oatmeal are like 2 of my very favorite things so that… oh wow. Ok i’ll stop drooling now..

The pb sounds sooo good!!!! And you can never have enough nut butter in your life :)

My favorite fiction book… that’s hard. Honestly the Harry Potter and Twilight books are up there because they are just the kind of books that really draw you in and keep you reading. But my favorite fictional author is Mary Kay Andrews. Best books, I have them all and I read them over and over. (Is it sad that my favorites are not… um.. deep, thought provoking books?)


51 EL February 5, 2010

This is so hard, I love books. I always have a pile next to my bed. Currently, I have been loaning out Syrup by Max Barry.


52 Elyse February 5, 2010

The Harry Potter Series can read them more than once…That breakfast looks sooo good


53 Sam February 5, 2010

My two top favs:

Bel Canto
To Kill A Mockingbird


54 Katie February 5, 2010

Um yes please! This looks amazing!

My favorite fiction book of all time is… The Time Travelers Wife. If you haven’t read it yet – DO!

Thanks for the contest!


55 Vanessa February 5, 2010

The Pact by Jodi Picoult … or anything by Jodi for that matter.

Mmmm a new PB to try … Your oatmeal parfait looks delish!


56 Charlie February 5, 2010

btw, I’m writing my first novel atm myself, a romance! (A romantic lesbian ensemble set in a futuristic fashion world; lots of melodrama, lots of models, lots of sass!) So that will surely take over my favorite spot! :p


57 Dee February 5, 2010


I’m going to suggest Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It’s a classic and I can’t get enough of it (or Mr. Darcy). ;)


58 Anne @thefitbridesmaid February 5, 2010

And then watch the BBC miniseries!

Along the same lines, Bridget Jones’ Diary and Bridget Jones’ Diary 2. SOO GOOD!


59 Carolyn February 5, 2010

That parfait looks INCREDIBLE. I wish I had your flair for cooking/making new and interesting creations! Of course, it would help if I weren’t an impoverished college kid, so there you go. ~^

Haha, oh, man, you’re asking me to *choose*?!? The ones that spring to mind right now are “Beauty,” by Robin McKinley; “The Shining,” by Stephen King; “Jane Eyre,” by Charlotte Brontë; and “Rebecca,” by Daphne du Maurier.
(And, oh goodness, there are SO MANY MORE. Books are love!!!)


60 Jen February 5, 2010

My favorite fiction book is Mists of Avalon – I love the King Arthur legend and this book tells it from the point of view of all the women in the story. It’s incredible!


61 Teri [a foodie stays fit] February 5, 2010

My favorite fiction book is The Count of Monte Cristo.

Love your pretty parfait!


62 Marianne February 5, 2010

I saw that PB/AB at Superstore a few weeks back. I considered buying it, but it’s expensive. So it would be great to win. Too bad I don’t actually read fiction books – haven’t for years. I guess if I had to pick, I would go with Stephen King’s “The Stand”. Not his typical horror book, and even though it’s huge (1000+ pages), it really is a good read.


63 Charlie February 5, 2010

Amen, Marianne. King’s finest work, imo. The Mini-Series w/ Molly Ringwald & Gary Sinese was gr8 too. W.G. Snuffy Walden’s music was superb. :)


64 denise February 5, 2010

My all time favorite is The Giver by Lois Lowry. What an amazing book!!


65 Jess February 5, 2010

That oatmeal looks amazing!! As for books, I saw many of my faves (Secret Life of Bees, Time Travelers Wife, No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, Eat Pray Love) are on the board already. But my all-time favorite (as an adult) is probably The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. Her short stories are wonderful as well!


66 Katie February 5, 2010

oh my gosh that nut butter looks delish!! my favorite fiction books are the twilight series!


67 Casper February 5, 2010

At this moment, 2 of my favorite reads are Jenna Blum’s debut novel, Those Who Save Us and The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls.


68 Alexis February 5, 2010

My all time favorite book is Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace – but as it is over 1000 pages that might be too weighty a recommendation! So I would definitely also recommend White Noise by Don Delillo.


69 Diana February 5, 2010

Favourite? Ooh, too hard to choose. Why don’t I tell you what’s on my fiction radar instead? I keep hearing/reading lots about “The Road”, and “Still Alice” has been recommended to me a couple of times.


70 Karla February 5, 2010

My favorite book is The Notebook! And, I have NEVER had any kind of nut butter other than Jif pb, so I would love to win!


71 Emily February 5, 2010

I’ve always only thought of parfaits as dessert, but this is a great idea! Looks delicious!

As for books, of course, anything Nicholas Sparks.. haha it’s my guilty pleasure when I’m stressed with college work!


72 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope February 5, 2010

I have SO many favorites, but I’m going to say Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand. Such a sweet story!



73 Penne February 5, 2010

I’m constantly amazed by your food presentation! Homerun once again–this parfait looks and sounds delicious!

One of my favorite books is Judas Child by Carol O’Connell


74 Lesley February 5, 2010

Mmmm nut butter!! My favorite fiction books are Something Borrowed/ Something Blue by Emily Giffin. I’ve read them at least 5 times and can never put them down when I start!


75 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine February 5, 2010

That parfait looks delicious! My favorite fiction book is probably Prep, by Curtis Sittenfeld. It sounds and looks like a teenybopper read, but is anything but. It’s a really great read!


76 Kate February 5, 2010

“Water for Elephants”, “The Help”, “Memory Keepers Daughter”, or “The Other Boleyn Girl” are all AWESOME books!! I seriously would wake up at 5am before work to read for 2 hours because they were THAT GOOD and I didn’t want to go 9 hours without reading. :)


77 Wendy February 5, 2010

Just finished “The Road”, but have enjoyed an amazing book lately called “The Book of Negroes” by Lawrence Hill…awsome story!


78 Jess February 5, 2010

Some of my favourites are:

– A Widow for One Year
– The Book of Negroes
– Bel Canto

I love fiction, and that nut butter looks delicious!


79 Melanie February 5, 2010

I really liked The Lovely Bones. About a disturbing topic (kidnapping and murder) it is a heart-wrenching, sad, and touching story about a family and made a huge impression on me. I haven’t seen the movie yet, and I hope it lives up to the book. Movies usually don’t, though, so I’ll try not to be disappointed!


80 Brittany February 5, 2010

I have so many favourite fiction books… here’s my top three:
– The Lovely Bones, Alice Seabold
– Summer Sisters, Judy Blume
– One Door Away from Heaven, Dean Koontz

Thanks so much for the chance to win!!


81 Danielle (Coffee Run) February 5, 2010

I would love to win a jar of nut butter! (Who wouldn’t?!)


82 Katie February 5, 2010

Eat Pray and Love is a wonderful book, very inspirational : ) I really know you wold love it!!

Wow these peanutbutters look amazing!!!!


83 Meg February 5, 2010

DEFINITELY Time Travelers Wife :) Gahh that parfait looks amazing! Happy Friday!


84 Jess @ Truly Into Fitness February 5, 2010

Omg Ange, that is my FAVORITE nut butter! I got it last week and I have been in LOVE!
My favorite novel of all time would have to be “She’s Come Undone” By Wally Lamb.

Amazing, amazing novel.

“White Orleander” was fantastic to. The movie, however, was not all that great.


85 Bella February 5, 2010

Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels is my all time favourite book. It’s Canadian. It’s beautiful written. And I find something new every time I read it. I have 6 copies of the book because I keep reading it until the pages fall out.


86 Caroline February 5, 2010

As I’m from Quebec, most of my favorites books are in French, but I red some in English and I would say : Eat, pray and love… I know I know, it’s not a fiction book, but It was soooo incredible… It’s such an adventure as in fiction book :)


87 Katie Davis @ Pop Culture Cuisine February 5, 2010

This was a tough question because I love so many books, but in past couple of years it has been anything by Emily Giffin. “Something Borrowed,” “Something Blue,” “Baby Proof,” and “Love the One You’re With.” They were all great, and read really quick!


88 Jaime February 5, 2010

I’ve seen this in stores multiple times but never picked it up. Looks super yum!

Fave fiction book has got to be Time Travellers Wife…well written, interesting, and a lovely story. (In fact, I’m avoiding the movie because I think it will ruin my love of the book.)

If you’ve already read that, I just picked up A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff on recommendation from a dear friend. Starting it this weekend.


89 Karen February 5, 2010

That looks like such a fun recipe!

My favorite fiction book is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. I was on a big Oprah’s Book Club kick in high school and this book was my favorite! Long but a great story about a southern US minister and his family (wife and 4 daughters) who he uproots to be a missionary in the Congo. The story is told from each female’s perspective (they take turns telling it in each chapter).


90 Linda February 5, 2010

Those Nut Budders look awesome!! I just read to great books!! The Help by Kathryn Sockett and Swan House by Elizabeth Musser. Happy Reading!


91 Stephanie February 5, 2010

I know it’s kind of a younger read…but I LOVE Ella Enchanted! I could read it over and over to remember how good fairly tails are :) I also really loved My Sister’s Keeper- but be sure to have kleenex by your side! It’s a tear jerker!


92 melanie February 5, 2010

I have a serious Nicholas Sparks obsession; since I was 13 and read a Walk to Remember.


93 Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 5, 2010

What a beautiful parfait!!! That Nut n Budder sounds AWESOME!!! My 2 favorite books are My Sister’s Keeper and Cider House Rules


94 Melissa February 5, 2010

So this my first post ever on a blog!!! I have been stalking yours for the last two weeks like an addict and am making my first green monster today! When I saw the topic I had to share-I tell everyone to read this book, and even the hubby (who I had to force/negotiate to get him to read it) LOVED it- “Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver.


95 Julia February 5, 2010

That Nut’n Budder sounds delicious! My favorite fiction book is not exactly a light read, but it’s beautiful: East of Eden by John Steinbeck.


96 leatitia February 5, 2010

Wow, that oatmeal looks so good! I love the layering!! it makes it look like a real fancy dessert :)

My whole time favorite book? Um, that’s hard!

I’ll give a top 3 :)

– The Road, Cormac McCarthy
– Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
– Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert

Just thinking about those books makes me want to read them all over again!! Those were unique stories, beautifully written. Must Read!


97 Clare February 5, 2010

I just read Dear John by Nicholas Sparks..the movie comes out today! Definitely a easy romantic read. Tear jerker!


98 Katie February 5, 2010

I recently finished Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, which I absolutely loved. But I think my all time favorite is East of Eden by John Steinbeck.


99 Kathi February 5, 2010

I love anything written by Nicholas Sparks! Just love his books…


100 Dena February 5, 2010

Hey Angela!! I’m not much into reading books, only because if I have the time I probably should be reading textbooks instead. Boooo.. but on the brighter side, that oatmeal looks amazing!

Ps.. why the heck is shipping for your Glo Bars sooooo expensive to Manitoba? I’d do anythng to try those things!


101 Jessica February 5, 2010

The Notebook or anything by Nicholas Sparks.


102 Daniela February 5, 2010

Hi Angela,
I don’t know if you like science fiction, but one of my favourite Canadian (sci-fi) authors is Robert J. Sawyer.

Also many people before me mentioned The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

Another one that my husband recommended is Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. He listened to the audio (unabridged) version of this book and said it was very enjoyable and better than the movie. Apparently it was excellent for running on the treadmill, so I can’t wait to try it next week.


103 Abby February 5, 2010

“To Kill a Mockingbird”! I love that book so much that I’m going to name my first son Atticus!


104 Jocelyn February 5, 2010

ahhh I always see that stuff in the grocery store! I wanna try it now :)


105 denise February 5, 2010

An AWESOME series to read is the “Twilight ” series. 4 Books so far, so this would keep you busy for a while. Also ” Have a Little Faith” by Mitch Albom. Have a little faith was really moving and a quick, but thought provoking, read. Have a GREAT Friday!


106 Annie February 5, 2010

Right now, my favorite fiction book is Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Merisha Pessl. It sounds really intense, but it is such a fun read!!


107 The Brunette February 5, 2010

It’s so hard to narrow down my favorite! But I did a blog post on Madeline Wickham yesterday, who I love, so I suggest you read ‘Cocktails for Three.’ Here’s the post if you want to know more!

Seriously, though, it’s a really great book.


108 Christina February 5, 2010

Favorite book of all time, “She’s Come Undone” by Wally Lamb!


109 Lana February 5, 2010

I love nut butter!! This is a great giveaway because they are often very expensive in stores. I, like you, love reading non-fiction nowadays. However, I read The Giver and the Harry Potter series when I was younger and love them. I’ve also heard The Secret is really good (I’m hoping to have time in the near future for this one).


110 Jessie February 5, 2010

That nut budder looks out of this world *drool*

I love The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan (pretty much anything by her). If you’re looking for a fun young adult fiction book (why not? :) ), The Westing Game is a fun one.


111 Emily February 5, 2010

I loved “Kite Runner” oh and I love any kind of nut butter!!


112 Ameena February 5, 2010

I have so many suggestions!! One of my favorite fiction books is A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. If you want something lighter check out Goddess for Hire by Sonia Singh. Sorry, I know you asked for one but I couldn’t help myself. :)


113 Lauren @ Eater not a runner February 5, 2010

The House of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende is one of my all time favorites :-)


114 Ellen February 5, 2010

My pick too!


115 Erica February 5, 2010

I love me some nut butters. My favorite fiction books are by Zadie Smith. Both White Teeth and On Beauty are fantastic. She’s got witty dialogue and is extremely smart. They make you think while also keeping you entertained.


116 Marnie February 5, 2010

When Rabbit Howls is an amazing story of a woman with 80 dissociative identities/multiple personalities. So engaging!


117 Chava February 5, 2010

I wish I hadn’t eaten breakfast already! I am making that parfait for my Saturday morning:)

I read fiction constantly- though like you, I really am getting into the nonfiction thing.

My current favorite: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. Translated from the French into English…


118 Ellen February 5, 2010

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. She’s one of the great magic realism authors of Latin America….she combines politics, history, and real-life drama with fantastical elements. AMAZING!!! She’s my favorite author of all time.


I just saw Lauren’s post above! How funny!


119 Sarah February 5, 2010

I am making that oatmeal this weekend, it looks so great! My favourite fiction would probably be Pride and Prejudice, but I also love all of the Shopaholic books – they’re a fun quick read!


120 Shayna February 5, 2010

I’ve seen those nut budders at the store (fellow Canadian) and have been wanting to try them!
Like others, also hard for me to name one all time favourite but some of my more recent favourites include:
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, Time Travellers Wife and The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill.


121 Laura @ Food For La February 5, 2010

I love A Fine Balance! Incredible book :)


122 Carla February 5, 2010

ANYTHING by Emily Giffin, I just got an advance copy of her newest book not out until May because my Stepmom owns a bookstore and I can’t wait to start (and finish!) it!!

(Oops I accidentally posted this as a reply to someone else’s comment – need more tea!!)


123 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad February 5, 2010

My fave book is a young adult book, but I recently re-read it, and I still loved it! Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden is AWESOME. It’s actually a series, so if you like it, you can read more!

I also like all F. Scott Fitzgerald books. This Side of Paradise is one of my faves.


124 Mary Ann February 5, 2010

Thank you for a yummy way to start my day! I hadn’t eaten breakfast yet when I read your blog today, so the parfait was delish! I used natural crunchy pb and raspberry jam. Too good to be good for you! A wonderful book I just read was “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Anne Barrows. don’t let the title fool you…it’s a love story written in letters during WWII. I heard it will be made into a movie. Have a blessed day!


125 Gelsey February 5, 2010

You MUST rea the Confessions of a Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella. They are serious “fluff” books but SO funny and entertaining!!!

I make oatmeal every morning I’d love a new spin on it!!


126 Laura February 5, 2010

A book I recommend over and over is Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill (2006). Set in Montreal.

For something lighter, I would recommend the Ellis Portal mystery series by Rosemary Aubert. The books are set in Toronto. The first in the series is called Free Reign


127 Shannon (The Daily Balance) February 5, 2010

oh dear, I don’t even know where to begin — I’ll go with authors, it’s easier!

Fun authors: Jane Green, Jennifer Weiner, Sophie Kinsella

Serious, but GREAT authors: Barbara Kingsolver, Jodi Piccolt, Sue Monk Kidd

Two of my most recent favorite reads: Firefly Lane (by kristin hannah) and The Recipe Club (by andrea israel) I think you’d love them both! Also recently read The Condition (Jennifer Haigh) – GREAT read


128 Cathy February 5, 2010

I just recently read Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. She is a canadian author, so it was really neat to know the area that she was describing in the book (downtown Toronto). If you enjoy the supernatural (werewolves) it was a great read and I would highly recommended it!


129 Ambre February 5, 2010

I’d love to try the Nut ‘N Budder.. And the parfait looks amazing!!!! :) I’m going to have to try that one at home, although I don’t have chai seads..


130 The HealthyHostess February 5, 2010

Your parfait looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it! I have been reading a lot of nonfiction lately – baby books, health and wellness books and magazines. I need to get back into my fiction. I am in a book club and we are starting The Help (which I heard is great) I also liked the Glass Castle! Those are a little deeper than like an Emily Griffin (who I really enjoy too!)! Let us know people suggestions if you have time!


131 Lindsay C February 5, 2010

That peanut butter looks awesome and I wish that we had it in the states.
I think that my favorite book is probably Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult. I think you would love this book and I hope you get a chance to read it!!


132 Kate February 5, 2010

My favorite is the Time Traveler’s Wife. I haven’t seen the movie, but I read the book a few years ago and I literally couldn’t put it down!


133 heather dawn February 5, 2010

Wow that looks so good!
I haven’t read a good book in a long time. I actually put up a post on facebook for good suggestions :)


134 Haleigh February 5, 2010

You are a genius! That parfait look amazing!! I have way too many favorite fiction books to just name a few but I am really enjoying the Stieg Larsson series, my husband got me hooked. Who knew I could be hooked on crime fiction? haha..


135 Laura @ Food For La February 5, 2010

Too many to name!

-The God of Small Things by Arundati Roy is incredible.

-The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is innovative

-Blindness by Jose Saramago is fascinating.

-Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, however, was the first book I really really fell in love with :)


136 Sophie @ yumventures February 5, 2010

Your parfait looks awesome, as does the Nut n Budder! YUM! Its so hard to pick a favorite fiction book, I read so many, and they are all so good! For a girly book I definitely adored The Time Traveler’s Wife or The History of Love, and for a more serious one Middlesex was really interesting! Or for a mystery, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I also really like older books like The Unbearable Lightness of Being, or newer ones like Everything is Illuminated. I also love memoirs, Angela’s Ashes being one of my favorites =) Hahah I could send you an entire list if you want!


137 Kathleen February 5, 2010

Almond Budder Extreme sounds fantastic! As for fiction I would say my favorite Author is John Saul…anything by him, especially the early stuff!


138 Lisa February 5, 2010

It’s hard to remember all of them. The Glass Castle is good. Also, My Sisters Keeper, and The Help. Oh, also The Shack is very good.


139 Jennifer February 5, 2010

I’ve tried the Almond Budder Extreme, and it’s very tasty.
In terms of my favourite book, I would have to pick Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.


140 kim February 5, 2010

Oh, I love anything peanut butter!
A Time to Kill is in the top 3. Classics are great, but I don’t really keep those in the fiction category. John Grisham writes some good stuff though!


141 Sara February 5, 2010

Favorite novel is The Chosen by Chaim Potok.


142 KathyR February 5, 2010

Your parfait is so pretty!

I read a lot and don’t have an all time favorite. There are too many to choose from! I have forced Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell on a few people.



143 Erin February 5, 2010

I’d love to win! My favorite fiction book is The Great Gatsby.


144 Britt February 5, 2010

I love the Tea Rose by Jennifer Donolly. It’s awesome!


145 Ashlee February 5, 2010

Oh my, those look so amazing! The best fiction book that I can think of right now is the Shack. It really speaks to everyone no matter where they are in there life.


146 Jenna February 5, 2010

Those sound sooooo delicious! My favorite fiction novel right now is The Time Traveler’s Wife. So good :)


147 Madeleine @ Notes On A Page February 5, 2010

That parfait looks pretty and delicious! I love finding ways to switch up my morning oats.

Don’t know if I can pick a favorite book, but I love Barbara Kingsolver. She has such great characters.


148 adriana February 5, 2010

any of the twilight books. BEWARE: they are seriously addicting!


149 Carolyn February 5, 2010

I could never pick an absolute favourite book, but one I read this year that really stands out is The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald. Seriously a work of art.


150 Maria Ann February 5, 2010

The twilight series is of course great!


151 Ambre February 5, 2010

I’d love to try the Nut ‘N Budder.. And the parfait looks amazing!!!! I’m going to have to try that one at home, although I don’t have chai seads..

My favorite fiction book of all time is The Notebook. I love love stories :)


152 Claudia @ ...and so I ran February 5, 2010

I think my current favorite has to be The Time Travelers Wife… I really enjoyed reading this book … and no I haven’t seen the movie yet.


153 Ashley February 5, 2010

The Help is actually quickly becoming my favorite!


154 Eve February 5, 2010

Mmm, the nut butter sounds great! My favourite authors are Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro, (love Oryx and Crake!), but sometimes that stuff gets me down. Right now I’m indulging in some brainless historical romance – it’s the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, and it’s totally absorbing and escapist, I love it. :)


155 Claire February 5, 2010

Holy Moly!!I just checked out their website.I’m really impressed…good stuff:-) cc


156 Betty February 5, 2010

I love anything by Nicholas Sparks or Alice Seabold.


157 Gina February 5, 2010

Gee I wonder why you have so many comments today? :) I live in the states and would love to try the nut n budder!

A good read:
Master of the Game by Sydney Sheldon
It chronicles a hundred or so years of a family. Very good.


158 Kayzilla February 5, 2010

I’m gonna have to try that parfait. It looks filling and really fun. :O

My favorite fiction books were:
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen – This one is a very touching books with serious topics that teens go through. You wont really understand until you read it all the way to the end. It’s one of the few books that have made me cry!
The Likes of Me by Randal Platt – This was THE book that got me back into reading. It’s simple, small, and anyone could get into it because it moves so fast.
ANY of Meg Cabot books.
And harry potter of course.

I think I’m part of the small population of young women who found twilight to be the worst book EVARRR. Here’s a good argument as to why:
Don’t waste your time reading it. :P


159 Christina February 5, 2010

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver is by fave of all time! I first read it in highschool and a few times since.


160 Katie February 5, 2010

Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise. Not typical chic-lit; it’s a really funny, sweet story.


161 Katie February 5, 2010

Anything Nicholas Sparks!! Especially: The Lucky One, The Last Song and The Choice. Dear John is an emotional roller coaster!!


162 laurengarcia February 5, 2010

There is no way I could pick just one favorite book, but two that I absolutely love are Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santon and Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk =)


163 runRedrun February 5, 2010

I am a big fan of Murakami.


164 jds February 5, 2010

I’m currently reading “The Book Thief” and it is absolutely incredible! I highly recommend it!


165 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) February 5, 2010

That sounds yummy! My all-time favorite is either F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” or John Irving’s “A Prayer for Owen Meany.”


166 Brynn February 5, 2010

I can’t pick a favorite either but The Alphabet Sisters and The Hobbit are up there.


167 amanda @ fake ginger February 5, 2010

If you’re looking for “fluff”, anything by Meg Cabot is good. I loved “Size 12 Is Not Fat”. It’s a mystery book.


168 gretchen February 5, 2010

ooh – i loved the time traveler’s wife, and i just finished the girl with the dragon tattoo – SO good!


169 *Andrea* February 5, 2010

OK this is by the far the BEST oatmeal breakfast concoction i’ve ever seen!!!

this pb looks delicious! i love subtly sweet pb (my favorite is naturally more … it has a sweet and gritty flaxy taste that’s so good).


170 tamara February 5, 2010

My all time favorite book is Wicked….love the book(I’ve read it so many times the cover fell off!), LOVE the musical too! The other books in the series(Witch’s Son, Lion among Men) aren’t quite as good as Wicked but definitely worth reading too. Also love the Shopaholic series!


171 destiny February 5, 2010

Hi there angela i have been reading your blog now for quite some time and i LOVE it! i was wondering i live in new mexico and have no access to the actual booty camp classes but would love to try out their dvds, do you do the actual camp or the dvds, and do you know how i could get ahold of them/how much they cost?

thanks for any info, your blog is so incredibly inspiring and i look forward to it everyday!


172 Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) February 5, 2010

Only you could make something look so beautiful. My sisters Keeper–Jodi Picoult, I know this much is True, She’s come Undone.–Both by Wally Lamb


173 Krysta February 5, 2010

Ok that parfait looks amazing! One of my favorite books ever is “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” By Jonathan Safran Foer. Absolutely loved it.


174 Leila February 5, 2010

Angela – you HAVE to read Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, so good. There’s also, The History of Love, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Still Alice is a heavy, but amazing read.

Good luck falling back into fiction!


175 Ricki February 5, 2010

If you’re in the mood for some historical fiction, the Outlander series is fantastic! Also anything by Lisa See, especially Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.


176 Loring February 5, 2010

Those nut butters look great — I live in the GTA as well and have never seen them…where did you get them?

As for Fiction…it’s so hard to pick one favourite, but a favourite author is Lionel Shriver. She’s smart and her prose is so beautiful. We Need to Talk About Kevin and Post-Birthday World are both can’t-put-down (missed my Subway stop twice) reads.


177 Racheal - Girl on a Mission February 5, 2010

The five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom (author of Tuesday with Morrie) GREAT book!!!


178 Jaclyn February 5, 2010

I could never just pick one book I love. My favories though are Ann Marie MacDonald’s books, too bad she’s not writing anymore. Simply amazing stories!

That breakfast looks so yum!


179 Nadia February 5, 2010

“To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. My ultimate favorite book that I’ve read over 50 times.


180 Allison February 5, 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was excellent!


181 Nikki T February 5, 2010

My fave author is Nicholas Sparks- I’ve read all his books and loved everyone. They always have an adventure, but also a love story. I’d recommend any of them for sure! My favorite one is The Guardian.


182 Emily P. February 5, 2010

I don’t know about my favorite, but The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher is just a fun, absorbing, girly read.


183 Heather February 5, 2010


I liked The Lovely Bones, Sweetness in the Belly, The Sookie Stackhouse Series (for some easy reading), and any Patricia Cornwell (though they are scary!)


184 Kristen February 5, 2010

I second Patricia Cornwell for some easy, somewhat scary reading :)


185 Andrea February 5, 2010

That ‘budder’ looks so creamy! Yum… now I have to go add a dollop of almond butter to my oats!


186 Anne February 5, 2010

impossible to pick a favorite, but a few great recent-ish ones:
devil in a white city, loving frank, middle sex, mudbound…

happy friday!


187 Run Sarah February 5, 2010

I love anything in the Shopaholic series!


188 Lauren February 5, 2010

Holy yum! That looks delicious!!

My favorite book is The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo, it’s short but such a good message about the power of dreams and listening to your heart. I also secretly hearted all the Twilight books, and then there’s Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum which is about family secrets and living through Nazi Germany during WWII. Hope you find a good one!!


189 Becky February 5, 2010

My favorite fiction book is Shopgirl.


190 Nicole February 5, 2010

I just ran out of almond butter so I am desperately in need of replenishment–and I would love to try some of this Canadian delicacy! Off the top of my head, if you enjoyed Atonement, Ian McEwan’s Enduring Love is a also great novel.


191 Kelly Michelle February 5, 2010

haha I “hide” stuff from myself all the time. That parfait looks delicious too. My favorite book is The Secret History.


192 Molly @thevegandorm February 5, 2010

My favorite book is Lonesome Dove by Larry McCurtry!


193 Nicole February 5, 2010

Ahh awesome giveaway :) I really would love to win this! ANYTHING by Jodi Picoult is really really good. Love her novels :)


194 Tina February 5, 2010

I second Jodi Picoult. And surprisingly, the Twilight books are excellent. One of my favorite chick story books is Summer Sisters by Judy Blume. I’ve read that one almost 10 times and it’s one of the only books I have ever read more than once :)


195 Kristen February 5, 2010

Some of my favourite books (of fiction) are The Time Traveller’s Wife, 1984, The Kite Runner, and The Poisonwood Bible. They all got me thinking.

That Almond Butter Extreme looks amazing!


196 Stina @ Girl Can February 5, 2010

First of all, that oatmeal parfait looks AWESOME!

I love reading so picking a favorite book is really difficult! I pretty much have a favorite for every genre.

I’m a HUGE fan of the Harry Potter series. You do have to get over the two/ three book hump before they really get enjoyable. They books themselves are so well written!

I also really like Chuck Palahniuk’s book (Fight Club and Lullaby are my favorite’s by him.) His books are written for a certain kind of audience though.

In the realm of memoirs (that may or may not actually be true) Chelsea Handler’s books (My Horizontal Life and Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea) are both great laugh out loud books. Augsten Boroughs (Running with Scissors) is also a really great book.

As far as “chick lit” goes, I really like Jennifer Weiner. In Her Shoes is my favorite of her books, but they ewre all enjoyable.


197 ::christine:: February 5, 2010

YAY! Give away time ~

My favorite book is “Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver (oprah book – did a whole show on this book with good reason)

Vampire series: Sookie Stackhouse novels that are the inspiration for HBO’s True Blood show by Charlaine Harris. There are many books to lose yourself in.

Vampire series with sex (hee hee) JR Ward’s “Blackdagger Brotherhood” series. Dark Lover is Book 1.

***I MUST echo that Wally Lamb’s “She’s come undone” is FANTASTIC! about an overweight woman changing her life – sooo good.

ciao bella!


198 ::christine:: February 5, 2010

Oh yeah – David Sedaris books will have you laughing out loud in public with no shame. “Naked” is the first book. check them out, no lie.


199 Elizabeth February 5, 2010

Oh, man, do I love Margaret Atwood. She’s a little non-traditional from other fiction authors, but I really can’t get enough of her. She has a book of short stories that are great for traveling, “Bluebeard’s Egg.” I always find myself stuck somewhere waiting (outside of a bus terminal, in a museum) and I can just open the book to any little story and enjoy myself. A longer book that I like is “Robber Bride.” It won a Booker Prize, and that’s no small feat.


200 Majl February 5, 2010

I read The Girls of Riyadh recently and loved it. It’s like Sex and the City but in Saudi Arabia. It helped me to learn more about Saudi culture in an entertaining way.

Hey, I forgot to mention that you should check out SUblime in Fort lauderdale for organic vegerterian food (they cater to vegans too)!


201 ashley February 5, 2010

I can’t say no to nut butters!!! And my fave fiction book recently was Twilight ;-)


202 Kristen February 5, 2010

I have totally gotten out of the groove of reading fiction books too!! But I would have to recommend Shantaram. So good, you won’t regret it!


203 Megan @ Healthy Hoggin February 5, 2010

I’ve noticed that my appetite has seriously increased since I started training for my marathon! I guess I should have expected that, but it’s still weird to me to feel hungrier!

I, too, am trying to work on reading a fiction book, and I just started reading “Tunnels.” It’s a newer series that has been dubbed to be potentially the “next” Harry Potter.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! :)


204 Laura February 5, 2010

Shes Come Undone by Wally Lamb– amazing book


205 Kara February 5, 2010

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Good Canadian fiction. I read it in high school for a project and it still sticks with me as a favourite!


206 Emily GG February 5, 2010

I would love to win some Nut ‘N Budder! For fiction books I really liked the Twilight series.


207 Tracey @ TropicalHappiness February 5, 2010

Wow! Lots of good book suggestions. The first one I’d recommend is “Water for Elephants.” It’s such a GREAT read. I don’t think I would hav epicked it up based on the little synopsis that books often provide, as it’s about a traveling circus. But the book really isn’t about that, it’s about the people aboard this train and traveling circus. It is GREAT! I couldn’t put it down.
I love anything by James Patterson (make sure it’s by him- the one’s with him as a co-author aren’t as good) for a very fast, easy read. They are crime/mystery type books, and REALLY good! I read his books in a day or two.
Other good ones: The Glass Castle, 100 Years of Solitud. Next on my list is “The Help,” as I’ve heard it is really good.


208 AGS February 5, 2010

One of my favorite books is _Einstein’s Dreams_ by Alan Lightman. The writing is excellent, and the subject matter is creative, at times piercing, and thought-provoking. The chapters are brief vignettes on “dreams” or thoughts, really, about how we can perceive time. Lightman is a physicist. This – his first book (1992) – was an international best-seller.

I also agree with Nicole – _The Road_ is a terrific, haunting read (can’t see how they managed to make a film out of it, though).

And I wouldn’t mind being put in the “pool” for the nut butter. ;)


209 Astrid February 5, 2010

Awesome book to read: The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. It is a creepy fairy tale for adults. Its pretty awesome!
I would love to win some of the nut and budder. I love nut butters so much and am always looking for new ones to try and become addicted to!


210 AKP February 5, 2010

The Time Travelers Wife was super awesome read!!!


211 Jennifer February 5, 2010

Your breakfasts always look so amazing! I got hooked on 3 minute breakfast cakes this week! Now I have something new and delicious to try!

One of my all time favorite fiction books is Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. It took me a while to get into it, but once I did, I could not put it down! I highly recommend it!


212 Elizabeth February 5, 2010

One of my favorites is a classic, Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann. If you haven’t read it yet, you absolutely have to!

The nut butter looks great!


213 Steph February 5, 2010

Wow that’s a really tough questions! For light reading, The Confessions of a Shopaholic books are hilarious!!
For mysteries I like anything by Mary Higgins Clark.


214 Ana February 5, 2010

I do, I do! I would looove to try the almond budder! (I live for almond butter!!!)
I also liked “The Time Traveler’s Wife”, and for a non-fiction I absolutely loved Eat, Pray, Love, have you read that?
I know you didn’t ask for non-fiction but I absolutely loved that book and I feel you would too, if you haven’t already read… why do I think you have already read it?!!
Fingers crossed for the almond butter here!!


215 Katrina M February 5, 2010

omg that parfait looks AMAZINGLY delicious!!!!! :) i would totally love to win a jar of that stuff, especially since its only available in canada!!!

my favorite fiction author is Tami Hoag, i’ve read almost all of her books. she writes mystery…. not really horror but it’s usually around a murder or kidnapping or something like that. the main character also usually ends up falling in love with someone, haha. i really like them, but abviously not everyone is in to that kind of thing.

on the hunger note…. i think that’s normal. you’ve been working out a lot and to repair your muscles with the added strength training i definitely think your body needs more fuel, especially protein. i feel like i’m finally getting back on track myself, eating healthy (at least 90% of the time) and getting exercise in there too. i just wish it was nicer outside so i could start running again, because i REALLY want to, but this darn winter is not very motivating!!! hahaha


216 Becca February 5, 2010

I’m a huge fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender is the Night are all absolutely wonderful. They are so engaging and beautifully (BEAUTIFULLY) written. He also wrote some wonderful short stories.
Also, if you have not read One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, it is my favorite book. Easy to read, funny, and thought provoking. Same with The Catcher in the Rye, and To Kill a Mockingbird. I love classics, and 20th cent. is sometimes overlooked!
In terms of more contemporary books, The Virgin Suicides is also very good, as well as Into the Wild. The movies are both very good but the books are better (as always!!) Also, since I was younger I have always loved Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, and Anne Frank’s Diary.

There are some ideas for you! I hope you can pick a couple and enjoy them….


ps that parfait looks AWESOMEEE


217 Becca February 5, 2010

Oh yeah and Sarah Dessen is a really good author for girly but thoughtful books. Any of them are good! I think I’ve read them all.


218 Lindsay February 5, 2010

I love “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius” – by Dave Eggers. It is based on a true story, but takes some literary license at parts. About two brothers who grow up fast, and being in your 20’s, taking life on, etc.

The preface is one of the best parts!

Nom nom nom….nut budder….It looks delish! I love my almond butter in the am – makes my oatmeal go from drab to fab.


219 Joanie February 5, 2010

I love any books by Jodi Piccoult. She writes a lot about controversial topics, which makes for interesting books! She also has a trial in each book and I love reading about that…my favorite of hers is The Pact.


220 Lyssa February 5, 2010

My favorite fiction author is Anita Shreve and her book, “Fortune’s Rocks” is my absolute favorite and i’ve read it 3 times. She’s a fantastic fiction author and a lot of her stories take place in New England which is a plus as i’m a New England gal :)


221 Lauren Christine. February 5, 2010

I’d recommend “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese. I seriously couldn’t put it down.


222 Farah February 5, 2010

I really like fantasy novels, and one of my favorites is the Belgariad by David Eddings. It is one of the few series that I’ve read multiple times, and plan to eventually read again!

I’ve love to try this stuff! There is something here called “Naturally More” peanut butter that sounds similar, but I haven’t found any Almond butters by this company.


223 Ashley B February 5, 2010

PARFAIT WITH OATMEAL?! YES PLEASE! I love love love nut butters. Almond and cashew are my absolute fave!

Oh fiction books, how doth I love them. I quite enjoy reading and try to as often as I can, but lately the man and I have been listening to audio books on the drive to and from work (almost 2 hours total daily). An awesome way to multitask in traffic without putting anyone else’s life in danger! Right now my current fiction faves are:

Life of Pi – amazing story of inner strength and perseverance

Twilight series – oh yes, couldn’t help it!

The Lovely Bones – I read this 5 years ago – way before talks of the movie. A++!

Almost Moon – Also by Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones. Really good as well!


224 Bronwyn February 5, 2010

HMMM yummy! Looks so good!!!! :D

I didn’t read through the comments so I don’t know what’s out there….

I can’t pick a favorite book! Too horrible! I love all things Harry Potter. ;)
Also The Red Tent is something I read recently and is AMAZING.
Juliet Marilier writes some awesome fantasy novels.
Jane Austen is also a pretty great author. ;)

I can recommend all sorts, it just depends on what you’re looking for.


225 Kerri February 5, 2010

I love books by Jodi Piccoult as well! Being a NH girl, I relate to everywhere she writes about and I love the moral issues she chooses….


226 Heather (Heather's Dish) February 5, 2010

oh heavens, that parfait looks amazing! i’d love to try get some of that nut buttah…

my favorite fiction book is “Redeeming Love” by Francince Rivers…it’s a Christian book about the love of God working in this couple’s life…I’d say it’s beneficial to read even if you aren’t religious, though. made me appreciate my husband SOOOO much!


227 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self February 5, 2010

My all-time FAVORITE fiction book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. A classic! But if you’re looking for something more current, my book club just finished reading The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, and it was a great read! :)


228 Lori February 5, 2010

OMG I always put chunky pb and homemade strawberry jam in my oatmeal it is like a warm melty peanut butter sandwich….so good.

The last fiction books I read were the twilight series, an all time favourite of mine is The Pillars of the earth by Ken Follet it is really long but great

There are a lot of great book choices in the list as well that I have already read


229 Lois February 5, 2010

Your breakfast looks amazing!

My all time favorite book… cannot pick just one!

I love the old classics – Jane Eyre, Great Expectations, Wuthering Heights… love Gone With the Wind – and I also love some fun reads – the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich and I also love the alphabet series by Sue Grafton. Have fun!


230 Ali February 5, 2010

So many great books. Some of my favs are: Time Traveller’ Wife & Eat Pray Love.


231 Judy February 5, 2010

Hi Angela, Waaaay behind on your Blog.
Wanted to pop in to tell you to be sure you wave me when you are in Tampa! If you happen to fly out of the Tampa Airport be sure to look over to the east as you take off or land and look for the football stadium. I’ll be right there at work and standing by for your wave! LOL
To answer an old question, I had my one and only at 38 and was planning on another but moves and life happened. It was a good age as we were able to do some things we wanted to do first and get established financially and still leave time to get her through college several years before we retire!


232 Ashley February 5, 2010

Those sound AHmazing!!! Oh my goodness…I think I’m actually going to start making my own nut butters here soon. I haven’t read fiction in a long time…so no suggestions :( Hope you have a great weekend!


233 SentimentsbyDenise February 5, 2010

Love your blog and the fun foods you share! A couple years ago I discovered Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series – the best, in my opinion! Check them out!


234 Adrienmelaine (confessionsofahealthnut) February 5, 2010

Where can you buy that?! I’m in Canada and I feel that chances of me winning this are a little low..

But, in the spirit of the contest, my all time favorite fiction book is To Kill a Mocking Bird.

Nothing beats that story.


235 carolynB February 5, 2010

Jemima J…one of my favorite books EVER


236 Jennifer February 5, 2010

I unfortunately DO NOT have a fiction book recommendation, but I have a GREAT non-fiction book to recommend that you would love. It is called Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and it is truly a great story. I couldn’t put it down.

Also, I have to say that after reading your comments yesterday about breathing I have been trying so hard to breath DEEPLY. It feels good. I work in a stuffy little office and I really need deep breathing in order to feel ALIVE during the day. So thanks for the tip!


237 jvegegirl February 5, 2010

I LOVE “Mama Day”


238 Paige @ Running Around Normal February 5, 2010

What a creative way to make PB&J oats:) Love it!

Those nut butters sound delicious!! I love any and all James PAtterson books!


239 Lara (Thinspired) February 5, 2010

Oooh your parfait is just so pretty, I would hate to eat it! Almost ;)

Favorite two fiction books of ALL time: The Time Traveler’s Wife and Pride & Prejudice. However, The Red Tent (historical fiction) was also an AMAZING read. I really think you would love it. It’s all about women (biblical time period, but you do not need biblical knowledge to “get it”) and how their stories and lives intertwine throughout their life. Really an amazing story.


240 Ryane February 5, 2010

Yum – love anything nut butters!

If you’re looking for something fun… you should check out the Shopaholic books by Sophia Kinsella… I don’t “LOL” while reading much but I do with her books!


241 Linda February 5, 2010

Your breakfast looks delicious! I’ll have to make that tomorrow morning…
Fav fiction book – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, quite historical and has a nice love story.


242 Beth February 5, 2010

Wow, that parfait looks spectacular!!

My favorite fiction book of all time is Dune (by Frank Herbert).


243 Ashlee February 5, 2010

I like all books by Harlen Coben.


244 Liz February 5, 2010

That nut butter looks deliciously creamy. I don’t read much outside of assigned school reading. The last fiction I read that I really liked was The Time Traveller’s Wife.


245 Kimberly February 5, 2010

Yay for Canadian products! I have so many fiction books that I love. A few of the more recent ones that I really enjoyed are The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Secret Life of Bees, Life of Pi, Middlesex, and The God of Animals. I think my favourite is The Secret Life of Bees.


246 Jessie (Vegan-minded) February 5, 2010

That nut butter looks delicious, as does your parfait. Yum! My favorite all time fiction books are the Harry Potter series! I know they are supposed to be for kids, but I loved reading the books so much. It’s like being transported to another world. :)


247 Emmy February 5, 2010

Yum those look delicious! Favorite book is “Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult


248 Holly February 5, 2010

the red tent by anita diamant…it is amazing!!!!


249 HB February 5, 2010

A Widow for One Year


250 Dana February 5, 2010

Yum! Yum! You always come up with the best looking food! I would love to win a nut butter!

My favorite fiction at the moment is the Sookie Stackhouse vampire novels. I’ve never been a fan of vampire books (or fantasy for that matter) until I read Twilight and now I am hooked! The HBO series True Blood is actually based on those novels. Good luck on your fiction adventure!


251 natalie @ nono2yoyo February 5, 2010

holy cow that is a lot of comments! I am not into reading fiction books, although I wish I were. I have honestly only read a handful. I did read one that was AWESOME THOUGH…it is an old book by James Bram “Dracula”. Sounds like it would be stupid, but seriously it was GREAT. I actually like reading why reading it. It is written different than new books, it uses older dialect and is super intense and interesting. I told my husband about it everyday I read and he loved it too through me.


252 nellieshaul February 5, 2010

Mmmmmmm….pb&j with a twist! As for books, I don’t get to read for pleasure much either, but I recently read and loved The Secret Life of Bees.


253 Allyson February 5, 2010

What a cute breakfast!

I’d have to say my favorite fiction book is Chuck Palahniuk’s “Invisible Monsters.” He may be gruesome, but I think all of his books have a great, moral underlying message.


254 Susan February 5, 2010

If I could pick two favorites they would probably be “A Prayer For Owen Meany” by John Irving and “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides. Ask me on a different day and you’ll probably get a different answer!


255 Katie February 5, 2010

Life of Pi!! It’s so good- a must read!


256 Melissa February 5, 2010

I have a ton of favortie books (2-9 are probably the Harry Potter series), but my favorite was probably The Giver. I did a book report on it in middle school, and looking back, I don’t think I knew what it really meant (not sure why the teacher approved it!) but something about it stuck with me and I recently reread it and I seriously just LOVE it. It really makes you think. As for a light girlie book, read Something Borrowed and Something Blue. They’re ADORABLE and you’ll read them each in two days :)


257 Jessica G February 5, 2010

Thanks to all the wonderful blogs i’ve been reading lately (including yours) i was introduced to the joy of almond butter. where was it all my life? i went through one jar in a week and half… maybe i need to cut back a bit.

I highly recommend Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. it is a wonderful story of an individuals experience in the question of identity and sexuality. Couldn’t put it down.

Now, for another great book I recommend Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. Technically it is not a fiction book, but is a wonderfully written non-fiction historical narrative retelling the two tales in Chicago that occurred during the same timeline – the Chicago World’s Fair and the story of a serial killer. Fascinating. The writing is so well done that you tend to forget that what you are reading is non-fiction as it feels more like a novel. I recommend not googling any names listed throughout the story because if you do it will give away the stories told throughout the book.

so… hope this helps. Thanks for the wonderful butter give away! hope i’m a winner.


258 Cristina February 5, 2010

“The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. It’s told from a dog’s point of view, the story of his master trying to become a professional racecar driver, and all the personal struggles he goes through. Makes me cry everytime I read it!


259 Aimee February 5, 2010

I don’t know that I have a favorite fiction book ever. I love reading and have a lot of books that I keep, because I love them and want to read them again. So I’ll tell you the last book I read: “Bitter is the new black.” It was a easy / fun read and pretty funny. It was actually a blogger turn author (Jen Lancaster).


260 Jessica February 5, 2010

Wow, that parfait looks awesome! I haven’t been doing much fiction reading lately, but my favorites are always historical mysteries, like The DaVinci Code.


261 Fallon February 5, 2010

Well.. I don’t read much fiction but I did read the Harry Potter books and I really enjoyed those! ;)


262 [email protected] Two Lives, One Lifestyle February 5, 2010

Ok, picking favorites of anything is impossible for me, but the most recent fiction I read was “Push” by Sapphire. It was intense but eye-opening and great character development!


263 Courtney February 5, 2010

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. Look it up!


264 Lauren February 5, 2010

I love oats, and I *really* love any type of butter – so this breakfast combination looks DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing.

A great fiction book: “Keeping Faith” by Jodi Picoult (really, any book by her!)


265 Beth @ DiningAndDishing February 5, 2010

Your parfait is beautiful!! Have you read The Reading Group? A really great girly read – very interesting characters but not too heavy…I really enjoyed it!


266 Penny February 5, 2010

Oh there are so many! One that I keep coming back to is Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman. A must read.


267 Blogless Neena February 5, 2010

Oh MAN!! That parfait looks SOOOOO good. Can’t wait to try it! I love your recipes….and Glo Bars. :-)

My all time favorite fiction (and there’s many) has to be “Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell. It has to be the most interesting book I’ve read and it’s six stories in one. It’s one of those I’m sure I will read again- that happens rarely for me.

Funny you’ve mentioned how you love reading health books. I’ve been doing that for several years now and had to force myself to pick up a fiction or two as variety is necessary in my life. :-)

Love your blog!


268 Katie February 5, 2010

I would love some of that amazing and nutritious nut butter! :)
My favorite fiction reads as of late: The Time Traveler’s Wife, Dear John, Nineteen Minutes, My Sister’s Keeper, The Lovely Bones, and Feeling for Bones. Enjoy!


269 Amanda February 5, 2010

The Princess Diary is good (even if you’ve seen the movie, there are some different parts) and Maneater by Gigi Levangie Grazer. :) Either way you will LOL- literally.


270 Ashley February 5, 2010

Those not n’ budders look like something I could enjoy on toast, over ice cream, on a spoon…. ahem.

My favorite fiction book of all time would have to be The Physician by Noah Gordon. An epic tale of love, deception, war, disease, and medical school in India in the 15th century. It is looooooong, but so good. I love to read ANYTHING, this book especially.


271 jenny February 5, 2010

i’ve been really intrigued by those at my grocery store!! ps. that parfait is such a good idea. i may have it for dessert tonight.


272 Natalie February 5, 2010

The Other Boleyn Girl is FAB! I could not put this one down! I highly suggest it.


273 Amanda February 5, 2010

Well first of all – that breakfast looked FABULOUS!!! I tend to not let myself near the peanut butter or such cause I could eat the entire jar but really this stuff looks fantastic! Ill be headed to the great white north in March I may have to find myself a jar. As for a good fiction book…hmm well I have read tons of them. Gap Creek by Robert Morgan is a story of an unbelievably strong woman. It is well written and even though I read it many years ago I have on several occasions thinking of that main character. If you are into memoirs (which are my current addiction right now when I am not reading my nursing books for school) The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan is fantastic :) Happy reading….


274 Adam February 5, 2010

I have tried this stuff recently, found it at Zehrs (Loblaws) in the organic section! Good stuff. Oats look ah-mae-zing.


275 jenny February 5, 2010

I forgot to mention — one of my favourite books is White Oleander by Janet Fitch.


276 Patrice February 5, 2010

Wow, 258 comments! Give-aways always bring out the lurkers ;) My favorite fiction book of aaalllll tiiiime would have to be Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. It’s a heart achingly beautiful story that can still be identified with today. Also, that parfait looks incredible. Sure beats my bowl of shredded wheat this morning!


277 Pauline February 5, 2010

I LOVE anything by Haruki Murakami! I even got my boyfriend interested in reading his works! If I had to pick a fave, it would have to be Norwegian Wood.


278 Althea February 5, 2010

I love everything by Nicholas Sparks, but my favorite is A Walk to Remember.


279 Ashley February 5, 2010

Pride and Prejudice is my all-time favorite!


280 Ashley February 5, 2010

My favorite fiction book of all time is ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ but my recent favorites are: The Help by Kathryn Stockett, The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks, and anything by Jodi Picoult!


281 Hayley February 5, 2010

Ooh, I’m so happy to hear you’re getting into fiction. There are so many wonderful books out there, and I’ve been skimming through all the excellent suggestions. I would however like to put my two cents in as well.
Memoirs of a Geisha is amazing, my eyes were glued to the Glass Castle, The Time Traveler’s Wife will become a classic and most recently The Help was unbelievable. I laughed, I cried and jumped for joy all in one sitting!


282 Chelsea February 5, 2010

My favorite is My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. And her other books are good too!


283 Therese February 5, 2010

Why is it that when food is pretty like your parfait it tastes that much better? Yummy!

I would love some new nut butters!!! My life has been devoid of almond butter for far too long :(


284 Katheryn February 5, 2010

Mmmm. That nut butter looks super yummy. If you’re in the mood to read something fun and light, The Shopoholic Books by Sophie Kinsella are great. Devil In the White City is a favorite of mine, but it is a bit creepy, and a true story.


285 Michelle February 5, 2010

Mmm that looks so good! My favourite fiction book would probably be Something Borrowed or Love the one you’re with by Emily Giffin. Actually I really like all her books!


286 Melanie February 5, 2010

That parfait looks amazing. I must try it! I’m reading The Time Traveller’s Wife right now and am loving it. I also loved The Memory Keeper’s Daughter and The Secret Life of Bees.


287 Debbi February 5, 2010

This looks so good, I will have to try it. Thanks for a great giveaway. I havne’t had time to read a book in months!! I wish!


288 Megan February 5, 2010

I LOOOOVe jane austen. plus you can feel like you’re reading “real” literature. :D nothing beats pride and prejudice!!


289 Shannon February 5, 2010

My favorite book is “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett. I was so so sad to finish it; I wanted to live in that world (even though it involved a terrible hostage situation). I highly recommend!


290 Mo February 5, 2010

So many people have already listed what I would have shared as some of my faves too. But I must say that I finally read Eat Pray, Love this past week and it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Although not non-fiction as you said you were looking for, I found it to be an incredible and transformative read. It has quickly moved to my top five favorite books, fiction or non-fiction, of all time.

Also great and fun books that were already mentioned by others:
-The Confessions of a Shopaholic series
-The Life of Pi
-Poinsonwood Bible

And one that has not been mentioned:
Four Letters of Love by Niall Williams


291 Jess February 5, 2010

I love all things by Chuck Pahluniuk (writer of Fight club, etc). They always make for interesting reads. I’m not much into “girly books”…


292 Marianne February 5, 2010

Well, these aren’t recent books but they were my all time favorite books when I was just starting high school (i.e. a long time ago-early 90’s!!)- Ordinary People by Judith Guest and the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I guess the last books I really loved was Prodigal Summer and Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.


293 Catie February 5, 2010

I love Harry Potter, The Prince of Tides, The Shopaholic books…all different and random!
Thanks for the giveaway :)


294 Jen B February 5, 2010

Anything Jane Austen. So romantic. I read every book she wrote once a year!


295 Bri Williams February 5, 2010

My favorite work of fiction right now is called ON THE ROAD written by Jack Kerouac. This book is an American classic about a guy just picking up and traveling around the country during the 50’s. I’ve been so engrossed in this book for about a week now, and highly recommend it. It makes you want to just pick up and leave yourself, and soul seek.



296 Juliet February 5, 2010

YUMMY! sounds great, ill have to try it! I live in Edmonton and will have to keep my eye out for the product! Only in Canada whoo whoo!! Go Canada:)
I just started reading your blog. I joined Booty Camp for the first time last week and saw the link to Glow Bakery and then the link to your blog. Im trying to get caught up with ur blog by reading old entries lol:)
I most appreciate that you include meals and recipes. Ive been in a food rut trying to figure out what healthy things to eat so I appreciate reading ur recipes! I liked ur week of bloggin what u ate and hope there might be another installment. I also tried the Green Monster for the first time this morning and it was yummy:) I included a handful of spinach, one leaf of bok choy, 1/2 cup mixed frozen fruit and 1/4 cup soy milk. YUMMY! It will be a morning staple:)
Anyways, i just wanted to lead my support to ur blog and say thanks! It has been an encouragement to me in my own journey to glowing:) Thanks!


297 Debbi February 5, 2010

That looks so good. I think I’ll give it a try for breakfast tomorrow. YUM.


298 Charline February 5, 2010

I love it when awesome things are only available in Canada!

Favourite fiction right now…. the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon… historical fiction with time travel thown in… and characters that you come to love…. AWESOME!


299 Anna @ unsweetenedcocoa February 5, 2010

My favourite new recent books are the Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Completely absorbing–slightly disturbing–totally entertaining.

That parfait looks glorious!


300 Emily February 5, 2010

Hi Angela! I’m way into science fiction (weird, I know), so my favorite fiction book would either be 1984 or Ender’s Game.


301 Karla February 5, 2010

I looooove Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte but lately I’ve been having a cheesy obsession with the Southern Vampire Mystery Series!


302 Sarah February 5, 2010

I would love to try that Nut n budder…looks right up my ally! I’ve been reading books by Anita Shreve. They are very fast moving good fiction stories…usually about love.


303 Ally (Exercise and Pies) February 5, 2010

That parfait is adorable!!

I’m a goober and currently reading Harry Potter 7 to ‘get ready’ for the movie while i’m on the stairmaster!

I’m allergic to nuts but figured I’d share my favorite book/guilty pleasure


304 Pam (Pamcakes and Eggs) February 5, 2010

That PB sounds like Naturally More ( which is available in the US for anyone interested. It’s AWESOMELY amazing.


305 Jessica February 5, 2010

Your oats look sooo delicious! Yum, i think you gave me inspiration for breaky tomorrow…

One of my favourite book series is Something Blue, Something Borrowed, etc… by Emily Giffin. Each book is different than the other but ties in characters from the previous book. I love that.


306 Gillian February 5, 2010

This looks so great! You always give me such inspiring breakfast idea!

My book would have to be Jane Eyre!!


307 Jessica February 5, 2010

Oh, and My Sister’s Keeper, I bawled through the book. I love the movie, but the book is much better.


308 Melanie February 5, 2010

If you were to ask my favorite fiction book of all time, I’d say Stephen King’s *The Stand.*…the complete and uncut version. It’s not your typical horror novel.

Of books I’ve read RECENTLY, I really enjoyed *Solar Storms* by Linda Hogan (about Canadian Inuit groups’ fight to save their land). And if you like short stories, I recommend Sherman Alexie’s *The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven*…about Life of the Coeur D’Alene Indian Reservation. He’s the guy who did the movie *Smoke Signals* which is also really good, BTW. Sorry, I’m a nerd:)


309 Tiffany February 5, 2010

I LOVE the oatmeal parfait idea!!! It takes oatmeal to a WHOLE new level!

As for fiction books, I generally read what’s popular, but I really enjoyed The Da Vinci Code. It might not be your cup of tea, though. Sorry!


310 Amanda February 5, 2010

Mmmmm almond butter …. *drool. Oh right, the book! My all time favorite would be “To Kill a Mockingbird”. More recently I love anything by Dan Brown or Dashiell Hammet.


311 JJ February 5, 2010

My all time favorite book is still the Time Traveler’s Wife….I haven’t seen the movie because I”m afraid it will ruin the story for me! haha


312 Kimberly February 5, 2010

Mark of the Lion (3 part series) by Francine Rivers!


313 Whit @ February 5, 2010

Oooh that PB looks yummy, bummer it’s not available in the states!

Fiction book(s) I’m currently reading are the Outlander series by Diana Gabladon. Talk about addicting. She has been writing them since the early 90’s I believe and just put out the latest one in September 2009!


314 Rebecca Meier February 5, 2010

WOW, these butters look DELICIOUS! I’m drooling from my office right now :)

FYI, I received my very first order of Glo Bars yesterday at work and have eaten two already! YUMMMMMM.

I don’t read a lot of books, so I’m not a good resource. But it looks like everyone else posted some great suggestions. I may have to read a few of them myself :)


315 Rachel @ WOW February 5, 2010

I’m getting an MA in English so I have LOTS of favorites: Delillo’s White Noise, Marquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera, Palahniuk’s Choke, Lawrence Hill’s Someone Knows My Name, and Elliot Perlman’s Seven Types of Ambiguity are a few.


316 Brandi February 5, 2010

A Separate Peace! I love Phineas’ character


317 Stephanie February 5, 2010

she’s come undone by wally lamb is my favorite book ever.


318 Julie @SavvyEats February 5, 2010

That parfait is gorgeous!

You have to check out “The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime,” because it is my all-time favorite! It is told from the point-of-view of a child with autism.


319 Heidi February 5, 2010

One of my favs would be “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini (the same author of “The Kit Runner”). I couldn’t put the book down and finished it in 2 days. For me, that is the mark of a good book. :)


320 Laura February 5, 2010

YUM! I just bought some oats and have been looking for creative oatmeal ideas so thanks for this post :)

As for fav fiction, hard to pick just 1 – I love to read. If its chick-lit, I love the book “Shoe Addicts Anonymous” by Beth Harbison, “Little Earthquakes” by Jennifer Weiner, and “The 10 Best Days of My Life” – forgot the author b/c its presently lent to a friend but it was adorable! For more serious fiction… I love Jodi Piccoult – “19 minutes” and “The Pact” are my favorites!


321 Heather February 5, 2010

Just started reading your blog this week – love it! Love the recipes!

I love to read so it’s really hard to pick a favorite, but a few that have stood out lately: my sisters keeper – jodi picoult; the help – kathryn stockett; a walk to remember – nicholas sparks; she’s come undone – wally lamb


322 Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) February 5, 2010

A Canadian-only product? the sky is falling! :)

Harry Potter will forever be my favorite non-fiction books


323 Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) February 5, 2010

and by non-fiction, I mean fiction. oops!


324 sarah (shep) February 5, 2010

ANYTHING nicholas sparks! i’m a sucker for a good love story


325 Heather February 5, 2010

Holy YUM!! Your PB&J parfait oats look soooo amazing. My fav fiction book has to be Harry Potter. I’m such a sucker for magic and fantasy. But Twilight comes in at a VERY close second!! :)


326 Amanda February 5, 2010

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Best love story I ever read.


327 Gina February 5, 2010

The parfait looks amazing…I’ll have to try it out this weekend! My favorite fiction book is Shadow of the Wind…great mystery with a love twist. I am also in the middle of Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann…it’s pretty great so far.

P.S…I just tried an Adore bar the other day and it was AMAZING…I will have to hide them from my boyfriend, 10 may not be enough;)


328 Wendy F February 5, 2010

I am in Ottawa and have seen Almond Budder Extreme and Nut ‘n Budder on shelves at my Loblaws, but I wasn’t sure if it’d like it. I’m currently working my way through a Costco-sized jar of Maranatha almond butter and would certainly appreciate trying other Budders !


329 Jennifer February 5, 2010

I would love to try either butter!!!

As for fiction: The Mermaid Chair (same author as The Secret Life of Bees), anything by Alice Hoffman, I am a HUGE Stephen King fan and last year I hit several local libraries to read these mysteries with Lucy Stone as the main character (can’t think of the author at the moment).



330 Kristin February 5, 2010

I really loved the “The Time Travel’s Wife” Even if you saw the movie the book is really good!


331 Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) February 5, 2010

Yum. I want.

I love anything by Jane Austen. That may be old school, but she was one talented author!


332 Heather February 5, 2010

that parfait looks super delish!! i hope that pb becomes avail here soon =)
i recently read “the memory keeper’s daughter” which was great. sad, but good!


333 Holly February 5, 2010

My favorite book as a child was called “Running out of Time.” I’m a librarian now, and I just came across it on the shelf, and plan to read it this weekend! :)


334 Bec February 5, 2010

Life of Pie is probably my all time favorite fiction book!


335 Jessica February 5, 2010

Susanne’s Diary for Nicholas – James Patterson. I read it once before I had a baby then after my son was born – two totally different experiences!


336 Rebekah February 5, 2010

I love to read so this is soooo hard, but anything by Lori Wick or Nicholas Sparks. Oh and the parfait looks yummy!


337 Shalyn February 5, 2010

Anything Mitch Albom…”For One More Day” is likely my fav of his.

“The Shack” W. Paul Young – awesome read

“Midwives” by Chris Bohjalian

“The Book of Negroes” awesome but SAD!

thanks for such an awesome site


338 Kate February 5, 2010

I love “Time Travelers Wife” and I also read “The Help” which is great and thought – provoking! Let us know what you decide to read!


339 Becky February 5, 2010

White Oleander by Janet Fitch. I thought it was a really beautiful story!


340 britt February 5, 2010

i could never pick just one favorite book but the last fiction book to really stick with me was “the last song” by nicholas sparks. the movie comes out sometime this year too! oh, and that nut butter looks delish!!


341 Kari February 5, 2010

yummm looks so tasty. i love the parfait idea! i agree with kristin – the time traveler’s wife is really good – you should also check out the amazing adventures of kavalier and clay by michael chabon.


342 Kelsey February 5, 2010

harry potter is my favorite!


343 Tina February 5, 2010

Besides Harry Potter, most books by Jodi Picoult are my favorite! They’re big courtroom dramas, and always keep me guessing. My two favorite by her are The Pact and Nineteen Minutes.


344 Stacie February 5, 2010

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet. It’s awesome!


345 Sarah February 5, 2010

I loved A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. It’s an amazing insight to the lives of Afghani women though it’s written by a man. The book both broke my heart and inspired me at the same time. It’s hard to imagine those kinds of living conditions in our “modern, western” world. I’ve never been more grateful for the freedom Western women possess.


346 Tania February 5, 2010

‘parfaits! everybody loves parfaits.’….courtesy of donkey in SHREK. I’m going to test out the oatmeal parfaits at a sunday brunch , thanks for the great idea!

my favorite fiction books in recent yrs…twilight series + queen of babble series – very fluffy chic lit, but a great quick read.


347 K February 5, 2010

MMm that parfait look so yummy! Also loving the sound of the new nut butter (and yay for Canadian products!)
As for books, the only reading I’m up to lately is textbooks, which I’m pretty sure you don’t want to be reading (although I do have one on food chemistry thats actually pretty interesting) but a while back I signed up for this online programme through my library where they e-mail you the first chapter of a book (broken up over the five days of the work week) each week according to the genres you selected. I really like it because it gives you a chance to see if you are interested and it gave me book ideas I never would have come across otherwise. I suggest you check it out!


348 Karen February 5, 2010

That stuff looks delicious!

I’m having a hard time picking out a favorite fiction book. I’ll narrow it down to:

A Man in Full, Tom Wolfe
Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser
Anna Karenina, Tolstoy


349 Stephanie February 5, 2010

Hi Angela!
I’ve been lurking for a long time, but I don’t think I’ve posted here yet :)
I have two different book choices for you to pick from, depending on your mood!

Sometimes I’m just looking for an easy-to-read book that’s long enough to keep me reading for a few days (I hate books I can blast through in one night!) and that’s cute enough to get me smiling. I love Marian Keys and her books “Sushi for Beginners” and “The Other Side of the Story.” They’re addictive and -really- heartwarming.

I’m a HUGE historical fiction buff and I love Philippa Gregory’s fiction novels :) “The Other Boleyn Girl” is wonderful (the movie, unfortunately, did an awful job), as is “A Respectable Trade”, for an alarming look into slavery in Britain. I can’t praise her writing enough.

Hope these help – those butters look delish!


350 Melissa February 5, 2010

Yum that breakfast looks amazing!

It is too hard to pick a favourite book so instead I will list my top three!

1. Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
2. Snow Flower & The Secret Fan by Lisa See
3. The God of Animals – Aryn Kyle


351 Jenn @ Livewellfit February 5, 2010

You have been cranking out some fabulous meals over here!!! That parfait looks incredible!


352 erica February 5, 2010

that oatmeal parfait looks amazing!!!

i know it’s cheesy to say, but i loove the twilight series. ;p

but a book that i LOVE that i probably would never have even thought to read had my friend not suggest & lend me the book would be “beneath the marble sky” by John Shors. It’s a historical fiction love story about the taj mahal. :)


353 Suzanne February 5, 2010

Anything by Amy Tan. The Joy Luck Club is an all time favorite of mine.

Also love Nicholas Sparks and Anita Shreve.


354 Allison R. February 5, 2010

Ooo! I would <3 some nut butter! :)

I'm a sucker for Nicholas Sparks. They are usually pretty easy reads, and are always intriguing!


355 sarah February 5, 2010

Angela, your food presentation is incredible! I don’t know how you have the patience, I would scarf down that delicious food before I ever had a chance to make it look ther perty =) Nut n’ Budders looks YUM! The almond looks even better!


356 Kelly February 5, 2010

I don’t get a whole lot of time to read, but I do like the Dan Brown Books (haven’t read The Lost Symbol yet though) and I like to get them when the illustrated version comes out.(it makes it feel less like reading a book and more like reading a magazine, or journal or something.)


357 jodie February 5, 2010

Yowza, lots of comments.:) I would love to try that brand. I have so manyy books I like. Are you wanting to read suspense? The Sue Grafton series are really good, they start from “A” and her latest is “U’. Mary higgins clarke is really good as well.

I just finished all my Glo Bars.:(


358 Lisa B February 5, 2010

First, I’d like to say, I love your blog! I’m a new follower and am enjoying it. I’m also a runner and recovering from an injury so reading how you recovered and are back to running is giving me hope that I can come back fully to running again.

My favorite book is “The Pact” by Jodi Piccolut. The made-for-tv movie was horrible, the book was excellent. Another great book by her is “Nineteen Minutes”. I’ve recently gotten into some memoirs, such as those by Stephanie Klein, “Moose” and “Straight Up and Dirty”. I know you asked for one but you couldn’t go wrong with any of those!

That parfait looks awesome and thanks for the great blog!


359 Jennifer February 5, 2010

I love love love all things peanut butter so I really want to win! I like the classics when it comes to fiction. Jane Eyre is a good read, as is anything Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice is just better as it is written!


360 Jenna Z February 5, 2010

No matter how old I get, I LOVE to re-read the Little House series. My favorite is Farmer Boy!


361 Jen February 5, 2010

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a great, quick, but engaging book! I loved it!


362 Shayna February 5, 2010

Agree about the Guernsey Literary book. Laughed out loud numerous times while reading it.


363 Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place February 5, 2010

my fav fiction books are Barefoot and Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand! Love her!


364 Leah February 5, 2010

Love trying new nut butters!

I’d recommend Water for Elephants or The Unbearable Lightness of Being


365 Kieri February 5, 2010

Secret life of Bees and Water for Elephants by far ;)


366 Jean @ BelezaJean February 5, 2010

Angela, your PB + J parfait looks incroyable! I cannot wait to try out your recipe.

One of my all-time-fave, super-indulgent and refreshing books (although yes, it is found in the “chick lit” section of Chapters) is “The Undomestic Goddess” by Sophie Kinsella.

~ Jean


367 Laura E February 5, 2010

Thanks so much for the opportunity! I love all Nicholas Sparks books!!


368 Liz February 5, 2010

“The World According to Garp” by John Irving

I’m down for winning anything with nuts-especially if it’s EXTREME!


369 Hilary February 5, 2010

I scored White Oleander by Janet Finch for $2 at Goodwill several years ago, and I think it’s the only book that I’ve read repeatedly and never get tired of!


370 Courtney February 5, 2010

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. My all time fave!!


371 Katie February 5, 2010

Your parfait looks amazing! what a great combination of flavors; I could eat that for dessert!

I actually review books on my blog (you can read the reviews here:

I really can’t pick one favorite book, but you can’t go wrong with anything by John Irving, Barbara Kingsolver, Milan Kundera. I also LOVED The Red Tent, The Namesake, Like Water for Chocolate, ,The God of Small Things…I could go on and on!


372 Rachel February 5, 2010

I love The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Highly recommended!


373 jillian February 5, 2010

nut butters make up about 50% of my pantry! i currently have 4 sad empty jars waiting to be replaced but i can’t take them out or my pantry will look so empty! in other words, i would love to have some nut’n’budder :) i love reading and believe me when i say that garden spells by sarah allen addison is all of the fun of a light read with all of the satisfaction of a more thought provoking novel. a few others that come to mind are the historian, the chronicles of narnia series (absolutely not just for kids), and to kill a mockingbird. thanks for giving me so many great ideas for clean vegan eating!


374 LisaM February 5, 2010

Lady Audley’s Secret! I read it for my english class last quarter and it was so good! It’s a Victorian novel that is a murder mystery. I was so surprised that I liked the book as much as i did.


375 Lucy February 5, 2010

Oh yes, please! I would love to try those nut butters!


376 Katie February 5, 2010

You should check out Believers by Thomas Baxter, which has a small novella and short stories, all fiction which are done so well!

Being There by Jerzey Kosinski is so great and very well written!


377 Katie February 5, 2010

Mm… that breakfast looks too good!

My favorite book has got to be ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ – so beautifully written.
Also, I highly recommend ANY book written by Jodi Picoult. She’s fantastic.


378 Jackie February 5, 2010

Time Travelers Wife is a great read and I would LOVE to try those nut butters!!


379 Annie February 5, 2010

Love in the time of Cholera! It’s a masterpiece. Truly a work of art :-)


380 kk February 5, 2010

i love the gossip girl books!


381 Amanda February 5, 2010

MM those nut butters look great!!

Fav books are Eat Pray Love, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and recently – The Help!


382 Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) February 5, 2010

Looks delish! I need to find that!!



383 Holly B February 5, 2010

I love anything Kurt Vonnegut! Cats Cradle and Breakfast of Champions are my fav. His books are classics and he is very well respected literary-speaking. His style is a little out there, though.


384 Melissa S. February 5, 2010

that parfait looks awesome!


385 Erin February 5, 2010

Oh my. Nut ‘n Buddah…looks awesome. It’s creaminess reminds me of my favorite brand of cashew butter.

My favorite fiction book? Oh gosh, I’d say it would be anything by Willa Cather, a Nebraska native (I’m from Nebraska, born and raised!) My favorite title of hers is “O, Pioneers!”


386 Kelsey February 5, 2010

The parfait looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it.
Five great fiction books I can read and read and read again would include The Historian, Wonder Boys, The Mists of Avalon, The Red Tent and Special Topics in Calamity Physics. Enjoy, and thanks for the giveaway!


387 Katie February 5, 2010

I love “Goldengrove” by Francine Prose, and I would LOVE to try that nut butter!


388 Nicole McAllister February 5, 2010

I am a big fiction reader and my all time favorites are the Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evonovich. The are such a great escape and I promise they will make you laugh out loud!


389 Lisa M February 5, 2010

Eat,Pray,Love by a MILE. But I suppose it’s a little non-fiction, no?
Hey Angela,
I’m actually in the process of getting rid of a bunch of my books in preparation for a nursery. And my favourite thing to do is pass them on to friends. So if you’re interested in seeing a list…e-mail me!


390 Katie February 5, 2010

Oh there’s nothing I like better than a nut butter on a nice crunchy apple! Excellent pre-run food in my opinion!

Some of my favourite fiction selections are: Cats Eye, To Kill A Mockingbird, Dance of the Happy Shades, Winter of Our Discontent, Age of Innocence, The Good Earth, and of course anything Austen!


391 Michelle February 5, 2010

Yum, that nut budder looks so good! Where did you buy it??
A couple of my favorite books are The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls and then anything by Sophie Kinsella. She writes such great “escape” books!


392 Jayce February 5, 2010

mmmm… That looks delish! I love Jane Austen novels – Mansfield Park and Pride & Prejudice are my faves!! And anything by Kurt Vonnegut – makes me LAUGH and makes me THINK.


393 Lauren February 5, 2010

A Heartbreaking Work of A Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers is my favorite! Haven’t read it in years though – maybe while I’m snowed in this weekend I’ll re-read it!


394 Tay February 5, 2010

Oh yum looks delish!! If you’re in the mood for some “chic lit” I love Sophie Kinsella books. She wrote all the Shopaholic books, and a few more. They’re fun!


395 Lindsay February 5, 2010

Favourite fiction books right now, Twilight series! There I admit it, I am a grown woman and I read them – they are sooooo good how can you not!!

I too would love to know where you bought the nut butter. My son is a huge peanut butter fan and I would love to try that for him.


396 Lexi February 5, 2010

I’m quite a sucker for Pride and Prejudice :)


397 Danielle February 5, 2010

I’m a big fan of all of Wally Lamb’s books!


398 Jacquie February 5, 2010

That Nut Budder looks sooo good!!! Yummmm!

I must admit that I love really easy, romance books when I’m not in school. Nora Roberts and Nicholas Sparks are good for that. However, I also love anything by Jodi Picoult (she pulls the emotions out of you), Emilly Griffin, and Cathy Kelley. If you want, I can send you a lot of them :)


399 elliebelle February 5, 2010

That parfait looks great! I’m going to have to try that!
It’s fun to see everyone’s book suggestions. Last summer I read Edgar Sawtelle and really enjoyed it. A little weird, but still good. And of course, you have the Twilight books, The DaVinci Code, and any of the Janet Evanovich books.
So, this isn’t fiction, but I just read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, and it was great!
Ok, I am guessing you will have a gazillion titles to search through now with all of your comments!


400 JJ February 5, 2010

Would LOVE to try your parfait… it looks… parfait! Can you tell I’m having a mid afternoon slump :) send protein!


401 Elis February 5, 2010

Oh my word! That sounds like my breakfast almost every morning! I am a nut butter fiend and that one looks AMAZING! I’m drooling! I would have to say that one of my favorite fiction books (gosh I love so many!) would be The Lovely Bones. It’s just amazing how a book can make you feel so many emotions in one sitting!


402 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 5, 2010

That parfait looks great. I’ll have to try it!


403 Kristina ( spabettie !! ) February 5, 2010

oh YUM I love me some almond butter…

one of my favorite books is Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
so So So good… :)

…if you have not read Eat Pray Love it’s a great one too. :)

Have a FABULOUS weekend!


404 Carly February 5, 2010

Yummy looking parfait! It is so hard to pick a favorite book, but Jane Eyre is usually near the top ofmy list.


405 Kelly February 5, 2010

Kiss Me Judas by Will Christopher Baer… fingers crossed for some yummy nut butter!


406 Tasha February 5, 2010

Water for Elephants


407 Meg @ Be Fit Be Full February 5, 2010

The Time Traveler’s Wife! Fantastic book! Oh, and I agree with Tash too. Water for Elephants was really good.


408 Sarah February 5, 2010

I don’t think I have a single favourite fiction book… they’re kinda mood dependent. Definitely in my top 10 and coming to mind right now are The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood), Time Traveller’s Wife (I read it WAY before they thought about making it a movie.. hehe, but seriously I did).


409 Jess February 5, 2010

OOoh, those look SO good! I don’t have ONE favorite book, but some of my favorite authors are: Suzanne Brockmann & Lori Foster. They’re kinda romance/chick lit/but still action-ish.


410 kristina February 5, 2010

She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb
Jemima J – Jane Green
Any Marion Keyes if you want to laugh your bum off


411 steph February 5, 2010

I love The Poisonwood Bible by Kingsolver and Oryx and Crake by Atwood. I also love how yummy that nut butter sounds!


412 liane February 5, 2010

Good lord. 398 comments so far. Also, I’m trolling these comments for new book recommendations as well, I’ve run out of books to read.

Most of my favs have been mentioned above. Many times in fact. So I’m going with one that I liked a few years ago and then made all my friends read “Friday Night Knitting Club”


413 Liz February 5, 2010

My recent favourite is Bel Canto by Ann Patchett


414 Chris Tatosian February 5, 2010

Hands down, HATCHET is my favorite fictional book. I too, also, love how yummy that nut butter sounds!


415 Lilian February 5, 2010

All time favourite is definitely DaVinci Code =)


416 Jenny February 5, 2010

oh Angela, that parfait may be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever laid eyes on!! Lovely, just lovely.

My favorite fiction book is TWILIGHT. I know I know, i’m totally one of “those girls”.

Happy weekend, girl!


417 Erika February 5, 2010

Oh man, that parfait looks so yummy. It’s like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in oatmeal form :)
As for my favorite book, it’s so hard to just name one. Anything by Sophie Kinsella rocks as does Emily Griffin’s novels. My all time favorite book is Little Women, though. Old school, I know, but totally a classic


418 Jessica J February 5, 2010

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. I read it every year, it is amazing!


419 elaine February 5, 2010

hi angela! oooooo that nut butter looks absolutely divine! my favorite fiction book is Norwegian Wood by Haruki Marukami. it made me see love in a whole new light!


420 Michal February 5, 2010

Im a huge harry potter nerd. Yea haha I dont really tell people that but im so obsessed with it :) Your parfait looks yummy!


421 Keegan February 5, 2010

The Narnia series is my favorite collection of fiction. I love the worlds created and it reminds me of being a little kid every time I read it again :)


422 Angela February 5, 2010

They parfait looks soooo good! My favorite fiction book is Twilight I’ve read it 5 times lol. I love to read, I’m a bit of a nerd!


423 Elizabeth February 5, 2010

I read this a long time ago, but I absolutely loved “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold. :) Jodi Picoult books are awesome too (including My Sister’s Keeper)!


424 Rae February 5, 2010


The Time Travelers wife….so good!!


425 jojo February 5, 2010

I just finished reading the Sookie Stackhouse saga by Charlaine Harris. These are the books that True Blood is based on. Loved them. Also recommend the Twilight series and Jean M. Auel who did the Clan of the Cavebear series.


426 Sarah February 5, 2010

That parfait looks soooo good. The last fiction book that I remember reading that I really liked was Scribbler of Dreams.


427 Mary Z February 5, 2010

Oh my! That looks so yummy…its going to be breakfast tomorrow morning!
When I up my strength training, my appetite goes through the roof too.


428 Jonna Green February 5, 2010

Hi, Anything by Elin Hilderbrand, all of her novels take place on Nantucket Island, one of my very favorite places. She wrote books such as The Blue Bistro (which is a wonderful book for anyone who loves to cook/bake or interested in having a restaurant), Nantucket Nights, The Beach Club, A Summer Affair, The Castaways, Barefoot, Summer People and The Love Season . I’ve read them all and they are great! Enjoy!


429 Ash @ Good Taste. Healthy Me February 5, 2010

I like so many different books. I actually even like some classics like Frankenstein. Reading is so great.


430 Stephanie February 5, 2010

The Twilight Series =)


431 Brandi C. February 5, 2010

That parfait looks DELISH!!..O ya, My fav fiction book right now is “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy.
YAY for the Nut Budder give away =] Woot woot!!


432 Yvonne February 5, 2010

Steinbeck’s East of Eden.


433 megan February 5, 2010

definitely the count of monte cristo. that’s my favorite of all time, such a classic!


434 Jamie February 5, 2010

WOW nut n budder looks delicious!! I am going to be a huge dork and fess up to the Harry Potter series being my favorite set of fiction books. not that I have time to read for pleasure while in college anyway :(


435 Kellie February 5, 2010

You are so creative, I can never get that creative in the mornings with my breakfast!

I love anything by Nicholas Sparks or Jodi Picoult. I really liked “My Sisters Keeper”…the book. Still haven’t gotten to see the movie yet.


436 Mallory February 5, 2010

oh yum!

mallory + nut butters = happy girl :)

my fave fiction series is the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich – so addicting!


437 Amelia February 5, 2010

I’m into fantasy and SF. It’s so hard to choose favorites, but if you’re interested in going in that direction, “The Crystal Cave” by Mary Stewart is a classic Arthurian tale that has greatly influenced how we see Camelot, and Merlin in particular, today.


438 Audrey February 5, 2010

That parfait is genius…and it looks beautiful!!!

Hmm…favorite book…that is such a hard question. I used to be really into nonfiction when I was younger so my tastes may be a bit juvenile. : ) I do love Regina Doman’s books a lot. Hopefully that counts even though it isn’t one single book.


439 Leah February 5, 2010

My favorite fiction book is “The Red Tent!” You won’t be sorry you read it!!! I have gifted it to 3 or 4 people and everyone loved it! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!


440 Katy B February 5, 2010

I HIGHLY recommend the Time Traveler’s Wife! It’s an amazing book.

You always come up with such delicious looking treats omg!


441 dana February 5, 2010

that parfait looks amazing!!

to kill a mockingbird
gone with the wind
twilight series :)
the lovely bones


442 Monica February 5, 2010

These butters look lovely, I live in Canada and have yet to see them around.

Water for Elephants is a fabulous book!


443 Amanda February 5, 2010

My favorite book is actually Crime and Punishment. It’s hard to get through, but gives you a lot to think about.


444 meg February 5, 2010

mmm, parfaits are delicious! :)
Summerland (by Michael Chabon) is a great book. Technically it’s written for young adults, but anyone of any age would enjoy it because it’s a really exciting but also insightful story! He is an amazing writer, too; every word fits the story perfectly, if you know what I mean. Soo good!


445 Lauren Modeen February 5, 2010

YUM! I LOVE different nut butters and oatmeal so I think this will be a real winner. I am going to try it out tomorrow morning! I am a book lover, so if I had to pick one off the top of my head I’d say truth and beauty by ann pachett.


446 Cynthia (It All Changes) February 5, 2010

I’d love some of this! And you just gave me a quick and easy breakfast idea for my breakfast challenge.


447 Julie Boyer February 5, 2010

First, you seriously rock. I’m comment 443!! You must be doing something right. Second, looking forward to trying Nut Budder regardless of whether I win.
Third, I read a lot non-fiction too. But one of my favorites is still the Time Traveller’s Wife (I haven’t seen the movie). Anything by Jodi Picoult. All of the Harry Potter books.
Not fiction, but a different book for you – Into Thin Air – John Krackaur (not sure how to spell that). I love going to the library and looking at new release books too. There is usually something interesting to check out.


448 ShaddayRivera February 5, 2010

Hi, first time replyer (just because i love literature). Okay, if you like confusing heartbreakingly good classics i recommend As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. If you like long good family story Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor, and Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. If your more into experimental fiction then i really recommend House of Leaves ( weird and confusing, but worth it). But if you want like a love story then i recommend anything by Sarah Dessen she has the funniest characters, also All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy, anything by him is genius. If you like adult funny then i recommend Choke by Chuck Palanuick. Hope that helped some and i love all of those books.


449 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] February 5, 2010

I am always in the mood to try new nut budders – thanks!


450 vincenza wall February 5, 2010

My favourite recent fiction read is The Time Traveller’s Wife. A bit of mystery, a bit of fantasy, a bit of romance – wonderful story.

Where did you buy the NutnBudder? This parfait just may get me eating oatmeal!!


451 Angela @ A Healthy FIt February 5, 2010

That looks soooo good! My fav fiction book..ooh..Time Traveler’s Wife, The Lovely Bones, and A Million Little Pieces or My Friend Leonard. Not sure if the last two are fiction or non. There is some debate about that.


452 M.E. February 5, 2010

“I am Charlotte Simmons”

check it out!


453 Jenna February 5, 2010

Parfait and pb look amazing!!!
My fab is my sisters keeper!


454 Jessie February 5, 2010

“The Plague” by Albert Camus may be the best book ever. Period.
But “If on a winter’s night a traveler” by Italo Calvino is a pretty close second…


455 JW February 5, 2010

Oh I want to try this!!


456 Maura February 5, 2010

Ommnom! My favorite all time fiction book is Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions. Mmmm breakfast ;D


457 nadia February 5, 2010

My sister’s keeper – I enjoyed the book more than the movie!


458 Kelly February 5, 2010

Wow I don’t know if I could pick my favorite ever. I’ve read so many awesome books! I love The Pact by Jodi Picolt that others have mentioned. I just read Girl with the dragon tattoo which was SO good also. SO many good books to choose from!


459 nicole February 5, 2010

My favorite fiction book I ever read was Shes Come Undone by Wally Lamb-second fave The Scandolous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc-cant remember the author Im sorry =(
I am the worlds biggest peanut butter fan and would love to win that awesomely sweet prize!


460 Kayla February 5, 2010

First, my favorite book is Jane Eye, but I also enjoyed Scarlet Letter. Recently I LOVE the books by Philippa Gregory, her most famous is probably The Other Boleyn Girl.

Second, the reason you’re more hungry is you burn more calories when you have more muscle. Since your strength training, your muscles are getting stronger and more efficient and therefore you need more food to sustain your body.

I love your blog!


461 SweetKaroline February 5, 2010

all time top favorite fiction book is more of a series! John Sandford Prey series is awesome!


462 Abbie February 5, 2010

Ooh those look good. I love peanut butter with bananas.

Some of my favorite fiction books are Time Traveler’s Wife and Life of Pi.


463 Jenny February 5, 2010

So hard to pick, but my favorite fiction book is technically a “young adult” book. The Giver by Lois Lowry. I first read it in 8th grade, then studied it for a childrens literatur class in college and its still wonderful 10 years later.


464 Stephanie February 5, 2010

I love, Love nut butter ;)

I’ve been reading alot of non fiction lately, a miilion little pieces, a wolf at the table, running with scissors, ect. All very good! A book that comes to mind though is suzannes diary for Nicholas. Read it over 5 years ago and I can remember every part


465 Janel February 5, 2010

I love the James Patterson series of the Women’s Murder Club. Great if you like mysteries. I recommend starting with number one “1st To Die” and working your way through. They are great reads!


466 Tracy February 5, 2010

“The Help” by Kathryn Stockett!!!!!!! You must read it, sooo good! I love all nut butters and would LOVE to try Nut n Budder!!


467 kate February 5, 2010

i never read fiction, but the last book i read that was ficton was twilight!


468 Eva February 5, 2010

Special Topics In Calamity Physics!


469 Elizabeth February 5, 2010

I will read just about everything, but my absolute favorite is a science fiction novel titled Ender’s Game. I read this book in my teens, and have probably reread this novel at least 10 times!


470 Allie February 5, 2010

Hey, its hard to pick just one, but I love The Time Traveler’s Wife. Marley and Me would be a close second – (the book is wayyy better than the movie).


471 Jocelyn February 5, 2010

OMG! I love peanut butter and jelly. That look AMAZING!! Need to try that ASAP.

MY favorite fiction book is– The Kite Runner.


472 Trisha February 5, 2010

That Nut Budder looks delightful. One of my favorite fiction books I’ve read is A Lantern In Her Hand (it’s an old one…published 1928)! Another wonderful story (more of a biography) is My Sergei.


473 Laura D February 5, 2010

Mmmm…looks yummy…..if I don’t win I may just go to Loblaws and pick some up (I have seen it but wasn’t sure if I should buy it)… Just read My Sisters Keeper….its a good book!


474 Kelly February 5, 2010

Looks delicious! I might have to try that one out next week!

As far as books go, I am a bit of a sci-fi/fantasy geek.
My favorite series (can read it over and over) is the Legend of the Seeker series by Terry Goodkind.

They actually recently started a TV show modeled after the series. It’s on WGN or something like that in the US!


475 ariffa February 5, 2010

oooh what a PRETTY breakfast I see it in my near future =)


476 jayme February 5, 2010

you probably don’t remember, but when you asked about favourite nut butters, i said ‘nut n’ budder’, so i juuust about peed myself with excitement when i saw this. i may or may not need a new pair of pants right now. and YES i would like to win the nut buttery pair!

as for favourite fiction, i think harry potter is always going to be the guy for me.


477 Jennifer February 5, 2010

That looks awesome!

I think I would have to say that my all time favorite fiction book is Anna Karenina. I know it looks awfully daunting and LONG (it is quite long), but I really loved it and never got bored reading it.

I also adore the Harry Potter series, it is such a nice way to just escape and forget about the “muggle” world for a little while!


478 Ellen February 5, 2010

“year of wonders” by geraldine brooks is one of my favorites. it’s engrossing, heart wrenching, magical, beautiful. everything a good book should be!


479 amy February 5, 2010

That looks sooo delicious. I just got some natural peanut butter today. First thing tomorrow that’s what I’m making. Never tried any other butter than peanut but I’ld love to try the cashew that you’ve been talking about. I really love your blog! Really!


480 Kim February 5, 2010

Mmm, I want some of that Budder!!

I’m a non-fiction kind of girl but my favorite fiction book has to be Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. It’s huge but it’s so worth reading.


481 Zelda February 5, 2010

Even though they are childrens’ books, I really like Harry Potter! They get me into the story.


482 Sana February 5, 2010

That parfait looks so yum! I actually made something similar to that once for breakfast. Except instead of Jam I used mashed strawberries and mashed blueberries.

My favourite fiction book is “Fight Club.” Just re-read it today and I love it :D


483 Kelly February 5, 2010

I am a huge Twilight series fan! I also will read almost anything by Lisa Gardner or Jodi Picoult.


484 Angela February 5, 2010

That parfait looks sooo good! My favorite fiction book would be twilight I’m a sucker for a little romance what can I say?


485 Gracie @ Girl Meets Health February 5, 2010

My favorite is TWILIGHT. Of course :P


486 Betsy February 5, 2010

I don’t read a lot of fiction, but I would love to try that PB!


487 Kristin February 5, 2010

All time favorite fiction book? Could you have given me a harder question to answer? :)
I have a thousand favorite fiction books but it’s a tie between ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ by Audrey Niffeneger and ‘If Only it Were True’ by Marc Levy.


488 Izzibee February 5, 2010

19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult… get a box of tissue and stay in for the night!


489 Sharon February 5, 2010

Fall on Your Knees or As the Crow Flies by Anne Marie MacDonald…


490 Crystal February 5, 2010

Great giveaway … I love me some nut butters :) I’m going to have to keep my eye out for this stuff :)

As for good reads, anything by James Patterson!


491 Renee February 5, 2010

The Senetor’s Wife by Karen Robards…awesome! :)


492 Jennie February 5, 2010

I love I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb! The book is thick but I couldn’t put it down and I finished it in no time!


493 Leighanne February 5, 2010

I’d love to try the nut budder.

Some of my favourite books include: The Giver, The History of Love, and The Time Traveler’s Wife. Honestly, there are so many great books to choose from!!!


494 k February 5, 2010

“Everything is Illuminated” by Jonathan Safran Foer is one of the best books I have ever read. I buy it for everyone, all of the time.

Would love to win, these nut butters sound delicious!


495 Lauren February 5, 2010

You. are. a. GENIUS. I want that picture of oatmeal as my screen saver! haha ;P


496 Christie February 5, 2010

MMMM your parfait looks sooo yummy!

Just read Firefly Lane. Very good book


497 Stacy February 5, 2010

I couldn’t possibly pick one all time favorite, but two that come to mind from recent years are “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and “The Kite Runner”


498 Kelly J February 5, 2010

Ok…..I will admit it…..I LOVE TWILIGHT! It is such a sweet lovestory! I also just finished reading The Lovely Bones, which was amazing.


499 Julianne February 5, 2010

I love anything by Curtis Sittenfeld – Prep, Man of my Dreams and American Wife. Great writing!


500 Coley February 5, 2010

My sisters keeper is really good, but I loved the Harry Potter books when I was younger!


501 Jennifer February 5, 2010

I could never pick a favorite book, but I love fluffy romance novels….lol. Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors.
I Have Dear John but I am not ready to start reading it yet…lol.


502 Pam February 5, 2010

Yum!! That looks so good!

I’m not a romance novel type of girl…I seem to like stories by Mary Higgins Clark. I don’t read much of the fictional books, though, more true story or researching stuff!


503 Judy February 5, 2010

I find it amazing how many people have responded. Angela, did you realize how many people read your blog?
I love to read and have many favourite books. Anything by Jodi Picoult, Nora Roberts, Mitch Albom, Debbie Macomber, and Nicholas Sparks are books that I enjoy. I noticed that many people listed ‘Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert. There is a sequel to that book called, ‘Committed’ that sounds really good. Has anyone read it yet?


504 Sammi February 5, 2010

This is really lame but I got for the books you can find in the “teen series” section of the bookstore. My current favorite is the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead but I loved the Mortal Instruments trilogy written by Cassandra Clare as well.
My sister told me that Dear John is a book (yeah, didn’t get that memo from the trailer of the movie) and now I’m dyyyying to read it! The movie looks so good so I can only imagine the book will be a million times better.


505 Brittany February 5, 2010

I’d have to go with The Kite Runner or A Thousand Splendid Suns, both by Khalid Hosseini. FABULOUS reads that had me crying for hours!


506 Amanda February 5, 2010

I wish I could ge ta parfait to look that good! Sweet giveaway :)


507 Jessica February 5, 2010

I would love to win this! I recently discovered almond butter and its my new staple to keep in the pantry :)


508 Laura February 5, 2010

There is nothing like a good book…
Time Travellers Wife was a personal favourite, the movie will also be on DVD soon!
A Fine Balance by R. Mistery is also a great read, but very thought provoking.


509 Tracy February 5, 2010

Those nut butters look amazing! Already mentioned, but The Red Tent by Anita Diamont is a fantastic book. I re-read it every couple of years. Happy Friday!


510 Brandi February 5, 2010

I love any Barbara Kingsolver books. I read Bean Trees in high school and fell in love with her writing style.


511 Jenna February 5, 2010

Love the looks of your parfait! yum! my favorite fiction book is the time travelers wife. love it! :)


512 Misty February 5, 2010

Hmm, I would have to say that my favorite fiction book is Pride and Prejudice, or really anything Austen!


513 Olivia February 5, 2010

Your parfait looks soooooo delicious and what a fab way to start out the day!!! I will definitely be trying that this week :)

As for books, The Bean Trees is-hands down- an amazing book. I guarantee anyone who reads it loves it! Thanks!


514 Sweet Cheeks February 5, 2010

mmmm, that looks amazingly delicious Angela!!! PB and J oats rock!

I would LOVE to try that nut butter!


515 Olivia February 5, 2010

I just saw the comment a bit before mine saying to read The Bean Trees. Well it just goes to show what a masterpiece it is!


516 VegFigureSk8er February 5, 2010

I don’t normally read anything other than school book…
your breakfast looks so pretty!


517 Lea February 5, 2010

Your breakfast looks super!
_Gone with the Wind_ by Margaret Mitchell is my all-time favorite book!


518 Ashleigh February 5, 2010

Angela, you’re amazing! Just thought I’d tell you. My favorite fictional books would be ones by Lois Lowry. I love her! Check out the non-kiddy ones, though. The picture books are great for little ones, but not something I would recommend for some “good reading”.


519 Jen February 5, 2010

I don’t read much, so I can’t help, but that peanut butter looks awesome!


520 Brooke February 5, 2010

Great giveaway! I love learning about products that may or may not have come to the states yet. When it comes to fiction I am all about the easy beach reads. Anything by Nicholas Sparks is a good tear jerker, The Overnight Socialite by Birdie Clark was a great easy read, and although it is not true fiction any of Jen Lancaster’s embellished memoirs are incredibly funny (like laugh out loud and have to put the book down funny), some of the titles include Bright Lights, Big Ass, Pretty in Plaid, and Bitter is the New Black. Enjoy!


521 Sally February 5, 2010

Wow, that looks delicious!


522 Annalisa February 5, 2010

I am currently reading A Confederacy of Dunces and The Learners (the sequel to an awesome book called the Cheese Monkeys)


523 Gina G February 5, 2010

i couldn’t pick a favorite! there are too many haha, your oats look di-vine!

i would be soooo thrilled if i won, thankyou so much for the opportunity!


524 Jenna @ Eating Green, Staying Lean February 5, 2010

First of all, holy WOW you have over 500 comments on this post. People mean serious business about this budder creation :)

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to try it out, that creation you made looks ABSOLUTELY AHHHHMAZINGG. And I will be trying it, yummy budder or not, in the near NEAR future.

Good luck finding two deserving commenters :)


525 Lisa February 5, 2010

So hard to pick a favorite! The Kite Runner and Angels and Demons are 2 that I loved. The parfait looks yummy!!


526 Fei Fei February 5, 2010

Just pick one?! Ack! I’m such a bookworm that it’s definitely gonna be hard for me. Current favs:

– Five people you meet in heaven: a short but heartwarming tale
– Bloodletting and other miraculous cures: Canadian pride! Follows a group of med students through T.O. med school onto their lives as doctors. Really fascinating read
– The Tipping Point / Outliers: two non-fiction books, but trust me, they read like fiction! The author’s groundbreaking ideas on the patterns of this world are mind-boggling. Will make you see the world a whole new way, trust me

And if all else fails, google up “BBC Top 100 books”. Apparently, the average Brit’s only read 6 of the 100 on the list! (How do you measure up, Angie? I challenge you! lol :P)

btw, I don’t know if you follow Steven and Chris (the Canadian talkshow duo?), but they recently invited a nutritionist onto their show talking about good and bad fats. Most of what she said was fairly basic for the nutritionally-conscious, but she mentioned something I’d never even considered. Apparently, it’s a REALLY bad idea to cook with extra virgin olive oil as it’s monounsaturated fats turn to TRANS fats upon exposure to heat and/or light! Check this out:


527 Erica February 5, 2010

It’s so hard to pick a favorite! But DaVinci Code and Redeeming Love are pretty high on my list and most anything by James Patterson.


528 PTG February 5, 2010

Ooooh….that sounds SO yummy. Pick me! :)

I love fiction by Dan Brown – his new book is pretty good. :)


529 Micco February 5, 2010

That parfait looks amazing. Using those ingredients that way never would have occurred to me. Soooo tasty.

My favorite book is The Post Office Girl. Nihlistic German anarchist exploring class tensions in post-WWI Germany. Amazing.



530 Kaylan Marie February 5, 2010

Because I don’t typically finish a book very fast and finished this book in 4 days!


” Redeeming Love” – if you have a good fella it really makes you just cherish Him!


531 Tricia February 5, 2010

I’m a long-time reader but this is the first time I’m commenting – just couldn’t resist talking about some of my favorite things…

I LOVE oatmeal and anything that includes peanut butter. I can’t wait to try this parfait when I’m snowed in this weekend (in Northeast US). As always, thanks for great recipe ideas!

All time favorite fiction book is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. A close second is East of Eden by John Steinbeck.


532 Annie @ The Kitchen Diaries February 5, 2010

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is my all time favorite fiction book! :)


533 Libby February 5, 2010

I love “The History of Love” by Alison Krauss, and “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell” by Susanna Clarke!


534 Alysha February 5, 2010

I don’t know if I have a favorite fiction book, but the last one I read was called “The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo” and it was really good!


535 Michelle February 5, 2010

great gatsby!


536 Not Your Aunt Bea February 5, 2010

They both look so good. I wish I could “taste” over the internet. I am over PB and don’t even give it to my girls as I haven’t found a healthy one that we all like.

Two faves are the Beekeeper’s Daughter and To Kill a Mockingbird.


537 Jordan February 5, 2010

My Sister’s Keeper is one of my favorite books.
Also The Book Thief, The Wedding, Odd Thomas, Confessions of a Shopaholic, among many others.


538 Lili Koponen February 5, 2010

“Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card. Best book ever!


539 Alison February 5, 2010

I’d love the butter!

My favorite fiction book? Hmm. Well I happen to love the lion, the witch and the wardrobe and the whole chronicles of narnia series by c.s. lewis.

After that it would be jodi picoult and my favorite one from her is “second glance”


540 Jolene February 5, 2010

Oooooh I love that this is available in Canada!!! I wonder if it is sold in Saskatchewan!!? I would LOVE to try it!

My favourite fiction book is “The Outsiders.”


541 mountain girl February 5, 2010

the PB parfait looks great! I’m old fashioned…I LOVE Anne of Green Gables!


542 Rawkin Robin February 5, 2010

That parfait sounds DELISH :) OK so I am NOT a reader at all – but i’ve been making a big effort to start reading more – for fun an educational purposes. But as far as fiction goes – my sister gave me 2 books a few months ago – Something Borrowed and Something Blue, both by Emily Giffin. Ohma Goodness – couldn’t put them down. They were great and so fun to read – I’m definately on the reading wagon now :)


543 Aimee February 5, 2010

Favorite book: “The Great Divorce” by C.S. Lewis


544 Neela Marijana February 6, 2010

the parfait looks fantastic!
my favorite book is ‘the pharmacist’ by ingrid noll


545 John February 6, 2010

Well in case you’re not strict with the 11pm EST here goes as I just got home from a birthday dinner for my Dad and 2 nephews…all fall within a week.

MY favourite is “The 5 People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom.


546 Laura February 6, 2010

any books by jodi picoult are amazing! she is such a great writer!


547 blair February 6, 2010

Ahh those look super yummy! The Janet Evanovich books are pretty funny if you’re in the market for some light reading.


548 Ilene February 6, 2010

Love the pizza :)


549 Jess February 6, 2010

Hmm, I’ll have to keep an eye out for those nut buddahs.

Favourite book? Impossible. But the book I’ll always recommend until the day I die is ‘Not Wanted on the Voyage’ by Timothy Findley. Great Canadian author and an amazing take on the story of Noah’s Arc.


550 christy February 6, 2010

Oh man…look at all the comments! My favorite fiction books have been the 4 Twilight books. They are so good. I am actually rereading them now. I just finished up the 2nd book…they are great!


551 lindsey February 6, 2010


extremely loud and incredibly close by johnathan safran foer. he also wrote a book called “eating animals” which i hear is very good as well.


552 pam landy February 6, 2010

So bummed I was on the airplane and didn’t get to read this post until it’s too late! That nut budder looks so delicious. I really like non fiction books, but I think my all time fiction book might have to be The Notebook (books are always better than the movie.


553 Jenny February 6, 2010

Really sad I missed out on this giveaway! But I had to comment and say how gorgeous your oatmeal parfait looks! You are so talented with food presentation :)


554 Rachel February 6, 2010

i read a lot!!! i would highly recommend “the brief wondrous life of oscare wao” by junot diaz or if you want more “chic lit” with an amazing story “firefly lane” by Kristin Hannah. both excellent!!


555 Jean (BellaBeFabulous) March 1, 2010

This is officially my new favourite breakfast. Tried it today and LOVED. Merci beaucoup!


556 Sarah June 17, 2010

Angela – thanks for the link to this recipe! I was in a bit of a rush this morning when I made the quinoa PB&J (did not have vanilla, only used half a banana, didn’t cook quite long enough), and will give it another chance. But this recipe TOTALLY calls to me!! I am hoping to try it tomorrow morning.

Thanks for the tip – and you have some amazing recipes!! I love your blog!


557 Jessica Champion July 5, 2010

I just read this now and decided I am going to make this for breakfast tomorrow with VOO! So it will be a cold version!! I will let you know how it turns out. I have the book The Pillars of the Earth, I guess I better get reading. I enjoyed the Twilight Saga, even though it may seem cheesy, I think they were well written. I can’t seem to think of any others right now but this was posted a while ago so you have probably found many books to read ;)


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