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A little throw-up never hurt anyone…

Oh, hello there.

I almost didn’t see you!

I’m so glad you came back for more:

I was just talking to my friend Jack.

We were debating the current debacle in our economy

and what we believed to be the root of the problem.

Oh hey, you should meet Jack!

I think you guys would get along.

Hold on, let me get him.


Jack, these are my friends.

Internet friends, this is my oatmeal-eating friend, Jack.

I thought tha…


You don’t look so good, are you okay?

Oh no, someone get him a bowl please!

I hate it when this happens…

Dude, how many times have I told you that you need to properly chew your food?

You know you get gassy when you don’t.

And then this happens…

What a mess!

Well, who’s hungry?

You know what they say,

One man’s throw up is another man’s breakfast!

Pumpkin Throw-up Oatmeal Recipe


  • 1 sugar pumpkin, deseeded and carved
  • 1 serving gluten-free oatmeal of your choice
  • 1 Tb roughly chopped almonds
  • 1 tsp raisins
  • 1 tsp dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional)
  • brown sugar (optional)


  1. Cook oatmeal as directed.
  2. Once completed, add seeds, nuts, fruit and optional toppings; stir until combined.
  3. Put oatmeal inside the Pumpkin. Place a bowl underneath the pumpkin’s mouth and watch as your very own nauseous Jack throws up your breakfast.

This makes everyone hungry for more!

Watch with enjoyment while your guests and loved ones nearly toss their own cookies as they eat their breakfast.

Ah, can you smell the sheer satisfaction early in the morning?

43 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mo #

    Hahaha! This is great!

    October 14, 2011
  2. Amey #

    Where have I been?!?!?! I am so in love with you and your blog and your vomiting pumpkin!!

    October 13, 2011
    • Wow, Amey–you are saying some seriously sweet stuff! Thank you for being so kind. I’m so happy that you like it, I really am πŸ™‚

      October 14, 2011
  3. Woo hoo for pumpkin oatmeal throw up! πŸ™‚ I’ve seen this with pumpkin insides after carving but this is much more appetizing since you can actually EAT it!

    October 12, 2011
    • Rather disgusting either way, regardless! ha.

      October 12, 2011
  4. lol i love this, it’s hilarious! vomiting oatmeal has got to be the best one i’ve ever seen! yum, eat up!

    October 12, 2011
    • It is pretty entertaining to look at isn’t it??? I keep going back just to see the throw up really flow out–cracks me up πŸ™‚ Thanks Rachel!

      October 12, 2011
  5. The Sister #

    This is the funniest darn thing I have ever seen!!!! I love the sense of humor in my family…Dad would be sooo proud!!!! Very creative, sissy! Can’t wait to show your nieces how clever their Auntie Kookie is!!!!

    October 11, 2011
    • My little babies!!! Yes, please show them! Thanks sissy for the love but fat chance dad would be proud. I tried showing him last week and I quote, “Cara, this is so stupid! Why don’t you work more and cook less?” πŸ™‚ *currently calling my therapist* haha

      October 11, 2011
      • Rose #

        Doh! Your therapist needs to be on speed dial — and on that note — time for some gluten free and dairy free cupcakes!! Lovies πŸ™‚

        October 12, 2011
        • From The Sensitive Baker or are you making your own???

          October 12, 2011
  6. Rose #

    Who’s the most popular girl in town? I know! Cara Reed and her awesome barfing pumpkin breakfast…dude — only you could make vomit look tasty…

    October 11, 2011
    • May I get that in writing. I would like it to say: “Only you Cara, the most popular girl EVER (I like the sound of that), can make puke look edible. Signed, Rosie Bear.” bahaha!

      October 11, 2011
  7. That’s great, I wish you had posted this on before- I could have done it for my sister when she was here!

    October 11, 2011
    • Is your sister a throwing-up pumpkin lover as well? hehe. Sorry for my timing…I will work on that πŸ™‚

      October 11, 2011
  8. KT #

    Haha you are too cute! I love this post. Made my day. Thanks Jack!

    October 11, 2011
    • Jack would say, “You’re welcome” if only his mouth wasn’t full of oatmeal πŸ™‚ I will speak on his behalf and say, You’re welcome! So glad you got a good chuckle from it…

      October 11, 2011
  9. This made me laugh. so. hard. I think I love oatmeal a little more now.

    October 11, 2011
    • Phew! I was convinced that I would remove all love for oatmeal after this πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it, Ashlae!

      October 11, 2011
  10. Melanie #

    Lol!!!! This is too funny! I am so enjoying these posts every day!! You are very creative! I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!!:)

    October 11, 2011
    • That means so much to me to hear that you come back, Melanie. Thank you so much for your sweet words!

      October 11, 2011
  11. Gross, and yet… adorable. That oatmeal sounds delicious and yet… pumpkin vomit! My brain is sending mixed messages!

    October 11, 2011
    • It’s almost too early for such a mind tease too, huh? haha

      October 11, 2011
  12. Omg so great. Love it!

    Btw I’m checking out your site for the first time and can’t wait to try some recipes!

    October 11, 2011
    • Yay, I’m so glad you are here Charissa! Make yourself comfortable and pour yourself a bowl of puked up oatmeal πŸ™‚

      October 11, 2011
  13. Haha, I’ve just stumbled upon your blog and laughed out loud. This is hilarious!

    October 11, 2011
    • So glad you like it, Jessy! Thanks so much for stopping by πŸ™‚

      October 11, 2011
  14. Poor Jack, he just can’t shovel in your awesome oatmeal quick enough and then it just explodes. So it’s all your fault really.

    October 11, 2011
    • No, you speak truth Jeni. You are right. I kinda did coerse the barf, especially when I kept chanting “Puke! Puke!” while taking pictures πŸ™‚ haha

      October 11, 2011
  15. choirqueer #

    This cracked me up! I bet you ruined breakfast for a whole bunch of people, but that’s okay, it was totally worth it!

    October 11, 2011
    • I think I ruined breakfast for ME. ha. I had leftover oatmeal that I was going to eat this morning but I just couldn’t bring myself to it! It really is fabulously gross, huh? haha

      October 11, 2011
  16. In the short time I’ve been reading your blog, I’ve come to love you in like, a seriously creepy stalker/fan-geek way. You can do no wrong. But dude… This is pretty gross. I’m off to make it right now! =D

    October 11, 2011
    • Oh Brooke, your creepy ways have me loving you too! πŸ™‚ hehe That’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me. I’ve never had a stalker and I would be honored that you’d be my first. haha!!! Okay, that’s weird of me to say. But seriously, THANK YOU! Oh, and I was just about to write on your blog: I WANT ANOTHER POST NOW!!! I keep going back and…nothing. If you want to continue stalking me, you must post more of your beautiful pics stat! Or else…

      October 11, 2011
      • Your wish is my command! *Poof!* (PS, or else what?) o.O

        October 11, 2011
        • Something bad will happen! And by bad I mean something baaaaaaaaaaaaaaddddd, like super bad and stuff (((can you tell that I’m stalling here?))) Oh okay, Brooke! Nothing. My threats are empty!!!!

          October 11, 2011
  17. hahahah omg gross. …and awesome.

    October 11, 2011
    • It is pretty disgusting, isn’t it? I couldn’t imagine eating this really. I was pretty grossed out myself while photographing it…and found myself saying to the pumpkin, “Come on, throw up for me!” hehe

      October 11, 2011
  18. NO more tequila for Jack. This is hysterical! What a great post.

    October 11, 2011
    • It’s hard to reason with a pumpkin with an addiction, GiGi. I’ve given up. He needs an intervention πŸ™‚

      October 11, 2011
  19. Healthy Party Girl #

    Oh boy… I laughed out loud for so long at this! Last Halloween I made a vomiting Jack and laughed at my own creation all night. I don’t know what it is about a vomiting pumpkin face that just cracks me up (I’m laughing again as I type that). I’m definitely making this. Definitely. Vomiting pumpkins forever!

    October 11, 2011
    • You couldn’t be any more correct! Vomiting pumpkins ARE forever. haha. This entire time I was writing this post I was chuckling…even the title made me laugh. I’m glad someone else gets it πŸ™‚ Take pictures of yours when you make and send them to me so I can laugh with you… xo, Cara

      October 11, 2011
  20. That’s hilarious! Some one said my oatmeal monster looked like purple puke – but your puke is better than mine was!

    October 11, 2011
    • Yours DID look like purple puke πŸ™‚ ha. Mine just looks more realistic only because it’s coming out of a mouth. Eeeeeew!

      October 11, 2011

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