Posted by: oatsandchocolate | February 14, 2010

chocolate heals the heart(:

HAPPY WEEKEND! okay so some of us are off for break now? i know im pretty excited. i started the weekend off with a bowl of oats that smiled back at me —

whipped banana oats with gluten free chocolate cookies swimming in pools of pb and sprinkled with raisins. those animal crackahhhsย should have got their gogglesss, they got DUNKED in that pb ๐Ÿ˜› i am so random

dressing! i have no idea what salad i should make to go with it though. its pink! which is prettty cool for something that tops a salad. whats your favorite salad combo? or what do you think raspberry and sweet basil dressing would go with?

my grandpa ๐Ÿ™‚ in his 91 year ย old glory. the reason i have been so bad with commenting and blogging is because my grandpa had a stroke. hes been in the hospital and hasnt woken up since it happened- they said that they dont know if hes going to get better. this whole thing is really terrifying! my grandma is the most scared- she called my mom crying hysterically. they love eachother so much, it always was what i wanted my first love to be like ย because they are so beautiful together! im so far away from him and i have no idea how long he has or how hes doing but all i know is that im sending him all the positive energy i have within my entire being. praying for him all the time ๐Ÿ™‚

cue the dark chocolate with cherry chunks for comfort ;)

and i even finished off the night with some greek yogurt with melted in dark chocolate dreams and shredded coconut ๐Ÿ™‚ whatever works right?

have a beautiful night & im sending you a thousand hugs!

xoxo soph

Posted by: oatsandchocolate | February 10, 2010


hey! THANK YOU FOR ALL THE BIRTHDAY WISHES ๐Ÿ˜€ you all made my monday amazing. my mom has been taking away my computer every day now which i am SO sorry about because its been super hard to comment ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ive been sneaking down to the desktop to read as much as i can though! typical of me? i think so.

sticky and a bit overcooked oats ( ๐Ÿ˜› ) with lavender clear honey, blueberries, unsweetened coconut shreds, and cashews. ย my favorite when i was little was oats with honey and blueberries so this was a great start to monday morning!

and thats what i looked like! my mom looks so young here (not to mention super irish hehe) what was your favorite food when you were little?

when bored on tuesday night (no blogging so obviously i was missing all of you) CORNBREAD MUFFINS! with real corn. these are so good in the summer with the fresh corn from the farmers market, but we managed without it ๐Ÿ˜‰

comfort in a hot pink bowl. hot pink is really sexy ๐Ÿ˜›

the nutritionist went really well, but my maintenance has been upped because i lost a little bit. im really scared and shocked but i know that it needs to be done! i always have trouble believing how much food the body needs just to maintain… its such a fabulous creation that i am so glad i can take care of now.

now im off to catch up on EVERYONES blogs and comment- sending you so much love and hugs!



Posted by: oatsandchocolate | February 7, 2010

what a day(:

hey! happy saturday(: sorry if i was not commenting yesterday too much, i went out to a play for my birthday! started off yesterday morning with a bowl of special oats:

yum! i love oats that feel like dessert ๐Ÿ˜€ always remember: we should ย treat ourselves, even if its once in a while, because we deserve it!

tomorrow i have a nutritionist appointment ๐Ÿ˜ฆ yikes! it even feels weird saying that because i only have one every three months now but they always seem to come around really fast! i have no idea what to expect though… all i can do is keep thinking positive that i have been maintaining. i keep telling myself that and it always calms me down. no gaining, no losing, maintaining ๐Ÿ˜‰ i just feel like if my weight goes up, ill be upset & surprised yet if it down ill be even more upset! okay, rambling now- no predicting, stable weight is whats important right?

take me back to pbj's & cinnamon raisin bread

relaxing is the best thing- sometimes its nice to sit down and enjoy some cookies and tea! (or biscuits and tea as they say over here…) especially if they are childhood favorites to cheer you up when your down

have a wonderful night that is relaxing and satisfying!

xoxo soph


exciting! ๐Ÿ˜›

Posted by: oatsandchocolate | February 4, 2010

national carrot cake day(;

hey! happy CARROT CAKE DAY ๐Ÿ™‚ i didnt even know until an hour after breakfast! so im reusing a photo, i just have to because my eats involved unpictured carrot cake creations today… but what would i do without carrot cake?


okay the FUNNIEST (in an ironic way) thing happened on monday. my housecleaner was vaccuming and singing like spanish music to her ipod (hahahah) and then she accidently pushed my computer down the stairs… and it kept falling… 5 floors! so i brought it to the mac store praying they could fix it and they said they could within the week ๐Ÿ˜€ thank goodness. got stress? let them eat ice cream- !

mango ice cream with shredded coconut and raisins. i had this right after basketball yesterday and oh my gosh, i was in heaven!

what is one food you can rely on to calm you down or even just make you happy? ๐Ÿ˜‰

when i was younger toasted cinnamon raisin bagels with peanut butter were my favorite. i had this bar and warmed it up and it brought me back to then ๐Ÿ™‚ some things will never change i think!

AH!!ย maya gold green and blacks bar- honestly couldnt resist this bar, the name, or the taste. reminds me of a special girl ๐Ÿ™‚ im trying to think of something creative i could do with it… any ideas!?

my mom was asking me to define health to her today and i laughed because i felt as if i could answer it in one split second! but then i started thinking and wondering… what is health? its not how much you weigh, or how much you eat, or the struggles you have had-health is your view on the world, and what you get out of it. its how you live and how you learn – theres nothing i treasure more then the life i have recieved.

you are beautiful! have an amazing night and thursday XOXO

love always, soph ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted by: oatsandchocolate | February 1, 2010

monday monday

hey! so how was everyones weekend? started off with a bowl of oaaatsss! ๐Ÿ™‚

oats, dark chocolate powder, coconut, pb, and bananana!

this weekend was really fun. i just kind of chilled out at home and hung out with friends. at one point ed spoke up and said “you should really be doing something… you ate alot today” and i just smiled and ignored that nasty little guy ๐Ÿ˜‰ hes annoying, hate when he comes to visit huh? so i just showed him by eating this!

a wrap with melty pb, mixed dried fruit, and mashed banana.

this was so different from anything i have ever had ๐Ÿ˜€ it was really yummy


this is what makes me smile every time ๐Ÿ™‚

me and my baby cousin amanda. shes such a little cutie! ย babies always amaze me… im scared to have one some day though!

what always makes you smile no matter what?

have a wonderful start to your week filled with sunshine & hugs! (im sending you some already, noooo worries.)

xoxo soph

Posted by: oatsandchocolate | January 30, 2010

tone deaf dads and a crazy camera(;

hey! its friday AKA the most amazing day of the week. WOOT(: my dad is leaving for a buisness trip on sunday so we celebrated me and my mommy’s birthday tonight! its not until next wekk but i was happy to get to have some time with my family just enjoying our friday together ๐Ÿ™‚ so basically my camera is being so stupid and is flipping out on me- but i will post a photo of what i had for breakfast a little while ago!

oats with jumbo raisins, choc nut pb, sliced strawwberrriees, and dried apricot.

SPELT CAKE (HAHAHAH) with homemade buttercream frosting, surf sweet natural gummies, and cant forget sprinkles & candles ๐Ÿ™‚

it was so sweet of my mom to do this- i hadnt expected it at all- so i was freaking and was like ย “MOM i want YOU to have cake too! your birthday is two days after mine” (poor mom, in the hospital caring for little baby me on her bday) and she laughed and said “gotta love spelt baby. gotta love it!” and then the singing began- my dad has the worst singing voice! he sounds like a goose. okay thats mean ๐Ÿ˜€ hes unique! dont you love parents though?

and then we headed to the park for a photo shoot! im in the middle(: look at rosie (my dog) she looks insanely cool!

have a great friday night & im sending everyone HUGE hugs!

xoxo soph

Posted by: oatsandchocolate | January 27, 2010


hey! happy wednesday(: i hope the week is going well for everyone so far- i started off this morning with a warm bowl of OATS.

peanut buttter, soymilk, banana, whole earth choc nut pb, and a ย pool of raisins.

oh my god- can you imagine like an actual POOL of raisins? okay im exciting myself ๐Ÿ˜› after this bowl of goodness i headed to school where i was greeted with mixed emotions- some of my friends have been so cliquey lately and i have no clue why! they went at a different table at lunch and were whispering. but they acted normal? i have no idea, i swear my friends are experts in being bipolar! but i know that i just have to ignore that and keep my head up and if they are good friends i hope they will come around

wholewheat wrap with sundried tomatoes, homemade tomato sauce, and grated parmesan cheese. PIZZA WRAP! yum ๐Ÿ™‚ and an apple, and ย tyrell’s veggie chips on the side

i love pizza so obviously this wrap made me happy

vanilla yogurt with peanut butter, apricots, and a strawberry nakd bar! they are so good! they are the british version of laras (well almost) they even have a cashew cookie & pecan pie- still, nothing can beat laras right? (:

recovery is such a rough and scary climb but after reaching the top of the mountain, the world is so beautiful (:

“I cant always be waiting waiting on you
I cant always be playing playing your fool
I keep playing your part
But its not my scene”

have a fabulous wednesday!

xoxo soph

Posted by: oatsandchocolate | January 24, 2010


hey! so i just found out that today is NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY. embrace the pb, its amazing[: i had tons today before i even knew. do you think i was meant to be born on this day? i do. i think its because im addicted ๐Ÿ˜›

started the day with- CARROT CAKE OATS with TONS of… PEANUT BUTTER ๐Ÿ˜€

inspired by e & m!

oats with coconut, shredded carrot, (and a chunk of carrot- what the heck?!) raisins, peanut butter, and topped with a greek yogurt & brown sugar mix.

i love carrot cake oats! making desert into breakfast is so fun.

we headed to church after breakfast only to find ourselves home a half an hour later – my little sisters stitches broke! (yuckkk) so we came home and did what us ladies do best-we baked banana bread ๐Ÿ˜›

greek yogurt with a slice of homemade banana bread and blooooooberries

we made it with spelt because my momma is a wheat free- she usually doesnt expect us to make her things she can eat but we do sometimes just to make her happy ๐Ÿ˜‰

a ladybug landed on my finger today (please excuse my nails, i chip off my nail polish a day after i get them done!) and i thought i would send the luck to you. wherever you are going you always have this little guy looking after you! ย HAPPY NATIONAL PB DAY BEAUTIFUL AMAZING

xoxo soph


Posted by: oatsandchocolate | January 23, 2010

friday night… no wait? saturday morning[:

hey! how was everyones thursday and friday? filled with yummy eats and fun times i know(; okay this is the second day in a row i am up past 12… ahhhhh! last night it was because i saw a scary movie at a party called orphan (!) and tonight im just not sleepy i guess? ooohmygosh well anyway on to some oats!

oats with greekyogurt (yumyumyymmm) melted banana, chocolate, and almond butter(:

chocolate….almond butter… same breakfast… amazing….droool!

persimmon frozen and peanut butter- and a blueberry, just because those things are adorable(:

i was just thinking last night.. even though im recovered i had lost so many people in the process that i dont know why but i feel like they will never forgive me. my best friend that was a guy just doesnt even talk to me any more. but you know what? its okay! because its these situations when you see who your true friends are, the ones who are always there for you(: anyone who is stubborn is not worth the time or effort, so my momma saysss

i just decided.ย oats are my new boyfriend, they are so hot.ย (literally ๐Ÿ˜€ )

im thinking something different for breakfast tomorrow -today?- any ideas?

goodnight amazing, have a wonderful sunday night/saturday!

xoxoย soph

“take me above your light, carry me through the night” owl city.

that quote makes me smile! ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted by: oatsandchocolate | January 20, 2010

peanut butter & randomness

HAPPY WEDNESDAY! i love wednesdays because they are short days at school which means we get out at 2:15 instead of 3:10. score! as you can tell by the title i have been eating peanut butter lately… alot


whipped banana spirutien oats with sunflower seeds, cranberries, peanut butter, and honey granola clusters. YUM.

dont you love it when the peanut butter melts all over the blanket of warm oats?

i went to starbucks today and on the way back i found persimmonns! i love them, they are so delicious frozen! ive also made persimmon cookies, and i have no idea what else they could be good for ๐Ÿ˜›

fage greek yogurt with jelly, peanut butter, crushed organic rice poppers, and craisins!

random website —

i love this kid! he was the kid who was gay on a tv show a few years ago, but i dont even remember anymore- he is so cute & definitely made me smile.

โ€œIt’s all make believe, isn’t it?โ€ โ€“ Marilyn Monroe

that picture was of a shell i found in Jamaica a year ago and it always seems to amaze me every time i pick it up ๐Ÿ™‚ have a beautiful wednesday!



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