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 crackahhhsΒ should have got their gogglesss, they got DUNKED in that pb πŸ˜› 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 πŸ™‚ in his 91 year Β 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 Β 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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ whatever works right?

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

xoxo soph



  1. Soph! I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa.. that’s awful, and no one deserves it. I shall send all my postive energy your way πŸ™‚

    I am so amazed by your outlook… even in times of struggle you manage to stay positive and hope for the best πŸ™‚ It is super inspiring! I love you girlie.. keep up the amazing oatmeal – That breakfast looks ferocious!


  2. i’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather. i am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and hope that he will recover from all of this!
    hang in there sweetie and i’m here if you need me

  3. hey girl, i’m so sorry about your grandpa! i’ll be sure to keep him in my thoughts…

    ♥ lindsey

  4. I just came across your blog on accident. I want to tell you that I really like it and I am very sorry about your grandfather. My grandpa has had a couple strokes and has recovered ok. My grandma however, is living in fear everyday that he’ll have another one and won’t recover. I know how you are feeling girl. You and your family are in my prayers.

  5. Sophie! I am so sorry tohear about your Granpa. He is such a beautiful man, and my positive energy is being sent your way and his way. ❀

    I hope that dark cherry chocolate holds you over, and brings you comfort. And hey, it's Valentine's Day… Show yourself some lovin'. πŸ˜‰

    Your positive outlook is just so inspiring, Soph. You're holding up so well, and you are such a brave and strong character. You never cease to put a smile on my face, even in the toughest of times.

    I love you, sweet girl.
    You're in my thoughts.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Eleanor. xo

  6. Hun, I’m so sorry to hear about your grandpa. I really do hope that he gets better and I’ll be thinking about you guys!

    You’re very strong to be able to keep such a positive attitude throughout. Keep it up!

    PS. That chocolate… so divine. What’s the brand?

  7. Aww I hope your grandpa will wake up soon 😦

    The ‘Oats in a squash’ is very easy:
    1) Bake a squash, cut in half, until desire
    2) Cook Oatmeal
    3) Fill the squash with oatmeal
    4) Eat πŸ™‚

    Those koala shaped cookies are so much cuter than the regular teddy grahams, lol.

    p.s: Thanks for your kind words, they lift me up everytime!

  8. Beautiful oats Soph. Chocolate does heal πŸ™‚
    Sending prayers for your grandpa. He looks lovely.

  9. hey lovie,
    ah i am so sorry to hear about your grandpa 😦 my grandpa(punkie) had a stroke a few years ago, it is so sad but i kknow he will be okay…i will pray for him as well. i love you so much babe, and yes chocolate cures anything! you are the cutest! (: i love you SO much and i am always here for you.

    love you to the moon and back times a million chocolate covered cherries ! ;]

  10. sending you a thousand hugs beautiful! so sorry to hear about your grandfather ❀

  11. sorry about your grandpa – *big hug*

  12. I’m so sad to hear about your grandfather 😦 But I think, no matter what happens, your grandpa and grandma will always be together, now and after… 2 souls in 1! πŸ™‚

  13. omg soph! i’m so sorry to hear abotu your grandpa, he sounds like a wonderful man. i really hope that he recovers soon, i’m praying for him and for your family, sending lots of good vibes his way! on a happier note, i love the animal cookies going for a swim πŸ™‚

  14. SOPHHHH!!!
    im so sorry to hear about your grandpa!! mine just was in the hospital and it was soooo hard for me, i feel your pain. he’ll be in my prayers<33 have a great weekend lovie

  15. Those oats are too cute πŸ™‚

    I’m sorry about your grandpa 😦 I’ll keep him and your family in my thoughts!

    ❀ ❀

  16. I LOVE your breakfast. So cute.
    Sorry to hear about your grandpa. I’m sending you hugs!

  17. Oh, love, I’m so sorry to hear about your grandpa 😦 I experienced a similar thing with my grandma, who had three strokes in only a few years 😦 Stay strong, hun… I’ll keep your grandpa in my prayers. ❀

  18. Omg why are you your grandpa and your oats the cutest ever! Have a great break and make it lots of fun. Your so creative and such an inspiration soon:) I wish I could live in London just to meet you and to let you cook all your fantastic foodies for me hehe xoxo love you lots!!!! Brooke

  19. aww so sorry about your grandpa! you know he is in heaven watching down, smiling at you. he WANTS you to live a healthy life, that can be motivation!! saying a prayer for you and your family love!

  20. Soph, I am praying for your family!!!! OMG that is such sad news. You’re in my prayers!!!!!!

    The whipped banana oats with gluten free chocolate cookies swimming in pools of pb and sprinkled looks amazing and you’d be my daughter’s hero with those cookies πŸ™‚

  21. Just found your blog, but I am really sorry to hear about your grandfather! My grandparents are up in years too, and my grandfather almost died in 2005 and my grandma was a complete wreck. He had to have more surgery in 2009 too and she was a mess. It’s hard, but I hope he pulls through!!

    Adorable breakfast btw!!

  22. “those animal crackahhhs should have got their gogglesss” Your too cute. πŸ˜›
    I’m so sorry about your Gpa.. I’m sending you copious amounts of love and positive vibes.. stay strong sweetie, you’ll get through. xx

  23. Your grandpa is so cute!
    That dressing sounds delicious! Personally, I prefer baby spinach over lettuce as far as salads go. I think that would be a good combo (:


  24. So sorry to hear about your grandpa…neither of mine made it to 80, so at 91 he has done brilliantly and I hope there is some good news soon.

    Those little animal crackers look like they’ve gone for a swim in that first picture…hehe cute πŸ™‚

    Happy Sunday and keep positive πŸ˜‰

    Sarah x

  25. So sorry to hear about your gramps :C Take care!

  26. Sending you all my love my dear, I’m so sorry to hear about your grandpa, 91 and with a wife who loves him dearly, he must have had a brilliant life though whatever happens. Stay strong, looks like you’re doing the right thing with the chocolate, perfect help for sadness πŸ™‚
    Hugs xxxxx

  27. I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa. I wil be praying. stay strong!

  28. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandpa, I’ll keep him in my thoughts and prayers πŸ™‚ My grandparents are the same way. It’s so amazing how so many people of their generation are still utterly in love, while younger couples get divorced so often. It shows you about the power of believing in love πŸ™‚ Good thing you have that delicious looking chocolate to keep you cheered up!

  29. So sorry to hear about your grandpa 😦

  30. So sorry about your grandpa, hun. I’ve gone through a lot with my grandparents as well so I know how devastating it can be to the entire family. My prayers are with you!! xoxox

  31. Sorry to hear about your granddad…my best wishes to him and for you!

    Cookies in oats…dressing…looks so good!

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  32. I wish you and your grandpa all the best – my Dad had a stroke last year and he’s fought on, so there is still hope.

    Those Outback Animals cookies are lovely, though I’d never have thought to put them in oats! I am glad that chocolate is soothing your soul and I will send all the positive healing thoughts I can to your grandpa.

    *huge squeezy hugs*


  33. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is great, too! πŸ™‚ You are now on my blogroll!

  34. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandpa 😦 I wish him all the best!
    Dark chocolate cherry chunks…oohhh…and greek with dark chocolate dreams—yup i do that too and it is marveloussss

  35. Those animals swimming in your oats look pretty happy! I wouldn’t be half as cheerful if I knew that I was about to be eaten. πŸ˜‰
    I’m so sorry about your grandpa. He looks like such a sweet man… Hope he wakes up soon. You and your family are in my thoughts. Your positive happy attitude is so amazing.


  36. I hope your grandpa recovers soon. 😦 I admire you for being so positive about it though! That’s really not an easy thing to do.

    Chocolate animal crackers = cute cute CUTE πŸ™‚ I think that salad dressing would work well with a simpler salad + fruit and cheese? I can just imagine it on a restaurant menu, lol.

    Have a great day love!
    ~ candice

  37. tehe i love the little animal crackers !

  38. Hey Soph, I hope your grandfather gets a 100% better ASAP!! Lots of love


  39. Sorry to hear about your granfather being ill, your in my prayers, I love your blog, and I’m gonna have to try that w/ my oatmeal:)

  40. I hope it all turns out good with your grandpa girlie~!
    xox Vera

  41. hey πŸ™‚ i found your blog recently and you are so beautiful. i’m really sorry to hear about your grandfather but i wish you and your family the best, and hope he gets better! xox

  42. I’ve got your dear grandpa in my prayers, Soph…and that your grandma will be able to enjoy peace inside her, too.

  43. I love the oatbran with animal crackers πŸ˜€ And chocolate yumm. That dressing sounds out of this world. I bet with romaine + some delicious veggies and nuts would be awesome. Actually.. you should try making a salad with roasted veggies + the dressing and see how that turns out. Yumm.

    I hope your grandpa gets better! I know one thing that really helps is talking to him and just sending positive energy. He may be in a coma but I believe he can sense things. Actually, the power of music has worked many miracles and has gotten people to repsond someway or another even if they’re in a coma. So play his favorite tunes!!

    XOXOX keep your chin up, girlie!

  44. oh no, I hope your grandpa gets well soon! i’m sending both of you lots of love. ❀

    dark choc + cherries… perfection.

    love ya beautifulllll!

  45. I am so sorry to hear about your pap : ( i know how hard that is, I will keep him, you , and all your family in my prayers during this difficult time

    Love the oats with the animal crackers, so cute and yummy!


  46. Keeping you and your grandpa in my thoughts!

  47. Hey i hope you’re doing alright, I’m thinkin about you! Choco does heal sometimes, no?! Keep taking your ‘medicine’!

  48. awww. my heart goes out to you and your grandmother.

    dark chocolate always helps a bit πŸ˜‰


  49. HEY MY LOVE!!
    GIRL, do not be sorry for the absence!! i am so sorry about everything! you are such a strong girl and have been through so much that you are just so awesome and so beautiful on the inside and outside. i adore you!

  50. il be praying!

    peony xx

  51. hey beauty!!

    I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa, Im thinking of you dear and hope things get better soon. I have faith in you girl you are so strong and courageous. ❀ ❀ ❀

    yumm I think that dressing would be good on a spinach salad ;p

    huge hug!!

  52. Aww, I wish your Grandpa all the best! Mine is getting up there too. My Grandparents are also first loves like that, and I always wanted to have a relationship like theirs.

  53. i miss youu!! whats your bmi? xooo

  54. im sending you all my love okay?

    chocolate is a cure all!! ❀

  55. Hi! I stumbled upon your blog while searching for others. I’m really sorry about you grandfather 😦 both mine have passed on so I know how you feel. Hope you’re okay!

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