Veggies And Heat

Don’t I always say “I have plenty of time this morning”. And wouldn’t you know I always leave my room in disarray with an unmade bed and sometimes uncleaned dishes? I’ve definitily further developed my decaf coffee addiction, because while I could have more time in the morning I often end up rushing out to get coffee. Yesterday was no different until I got to The Blue Room where I switched it up.

Raspberry Lime Seltzer

Raspberry Lime Seltzer

How is it that I’ve virtually forgotten about the original all-natural soda since moving? I used to drink ore of this stuff, especially on my trip to Georgia. I guess I just don’t shop that aisle at the grocery store, but I definitely should because it’s a way to get me to drink water. I love that fizz! For lunch, I had an undeniable craving. And you know I wouldn’t deny a craving ;-)

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Trader Joe's Mac N Cheese With Peppers, Broccoli

I could 100% live off of Trader Joe’s instant Mac N’ Cheese if I really needed to. I think it’s best with the cheese powder slightly not mixed in so you get that real, artifical taste(even though it’s all-natural!) :-) I grabbed peppers from the dining hall to add some bulk and flavor and broccoli for the side. Gotta have the broccoli, right? I also grabbed this for “dessert” to be eaten in class.

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Blueberry Vanilla White Chocolate Attune Bar

This was definitely my favorite of the Attune bars! It had a perfect white chocolate flavor that I absolutely loved. And I think white chocolate and cheese pair so well together. I’m pretty sure there’s a recipe out there for vanilla fudge made with cheese. Maybe it’s a Paula Deen recipe? Anyway, this was perfect and the best thing to power me through classes. When I got back to my dorm later though I was a bit hungry famished, and threw together some oats to solve the dilemma.

Kashi Vanilla Pumpkin Oats With Vanilla Almond Butter

Kashi Vanilla Pumpkin Oats With Vanilla Almond Butter

These might not be the sexiest oats at the party, but they got it going on. I used a Kashi Vanilla oats packet and mixed that with pumpkin for an irresistibly seasoned base, and topped that with my favorite almond butter to drive the vanilla home. As Emeril Lagasse would say, Bam! Unfortunately, this caused me to tap into my “reserve” can of pumpkin. I’ll need to pick some more up today or tomorrow for sure!

There was a ton of hullabaloo around Oprah today because a local person was part of the episode. I only got to watch half of it though :-( You see, first I brewed some coffee and decided to have an apple.

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Red Delicious Apple

That was a crappy apple because it was 2+ weeks old. And that was a crappy picture of a crappy apple because at this point my camera died and I realized I had no other batteries. I chugged my coffee(isn’t that always smart?) and went to the bookstore. Surprisingly, they only carry some very cheap generic brand, so I went the extra distance to CVS. Batteries confuse me so much. I get the AA, AAA thing; what I don’t get is why my camera and remote take the same batteries but if I put the wrong ones in the wrong system I’ll be channel flipping for 10 years but get 8 pictures and a flash out of my camera.

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Energizer Ultiate Lithium

I went for the ones that pandered to my weak consumer mind the most. See how 2 are missing? Yeah, they work at least. Rechargeable seem like the best option. But all I could find were rechargeable batteries, not a battery recharger. That’s awful marketing. I also picked up a foodie magazine even though I haven’t read my last two. Oops. When I got back to the dorm, I was cold, but not too cold that this wasn’t excellent.

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Pineapple Chobani With Semi-Sweet Baking Chips

I don’t think I could ever resist a creamy yogurt with some sweet chocolate to top it off :-) It was at this point in the day I had my “Oh crap, I have a Greek test tomorrow and I’ve barely studied!” breakout.  Blogs are not helpful during that time other than being entirely entertaining. I made a special dish to have for lunch tomorrow as I got ready to meet my friend Adam at The Ratty. I decided to bring it “just in case” there wasn’t anything I wanted at the dining hall. Good call, Evan, good call.

The Heat Is On Tofu Salad, Baby Carrots, Stir Fried Peppers, Oregon Style Beans

The Heat Is On Tofu Salad, Baby Carrots, Stir Fried Peppers, Oregon Style Beans

The menu posted for the dining hall and what they actually had were totally off. There was no baked sweet potatoes with honey and chives. Shame, too, because that sounded good :-( The lunch I had made was a tofu salad with The Heat Is On peanut butter. I used about 1 1/2 servings firm, mushed tofu, 1 tablespoon The Heat Is On peanut butter, salt, and sweetener to taste. I’d never tried it before but I’ve done it with tuna so I thought it might work. It wasn’t too peanutty, but it was quite delicious and something I’ll definitely make again. I think 2 tablespoons peanut flour and some soy sauce would really put it over the edge. They had baby carrots on the salad line, which they don’t usually have. Don’t you love baby carrots? I figured it was a sign that I was meant to eat my tofu on the carrots. After chatting, getting back to my dorm, and studying some more, I had to go back out, get ripped off buying a Chobani with my dining points, and make this.

 

Plain Greek Yogurt With Raspberry Jam And Vanilla Stevia, Topped With Jam, Super Dark Newman's Own Organic Chocolate, And Vanilla Sugar

Plain Greek Yogurt With Raspberry Jam And Vanilla Stevia, Topped With Jam, Super Dark Newman's Own Organic Chocolate, And Vanilla Sugar

 

I’m really enjoying these gourmet yogurt messes cleans. I was looking for a pomegranate chobani, but they didn’t have that, so instead I fruit sweetened a plain one with raspberry jam and stevia, and topped it with some more jam, 1 Newman’s Own Organic super dark chocolate square, and vanilla sugar. Sweetening your own yogurt is the best. Just be sure to have some good cheap jams to easily replace because it can take quite a bit, I used 365 brand for this, which is a great brand to get when the actual fruit is higher on the ingredient list than white grape juice. Otherwise, you might as well be paying for white grape jam.

Modern Family was awesome last night. Not because I thought it was particularly funnier than the other episodes but because I used to fence epee too for 3 years :-) I don’t own any equipment so I’m not sure if I even could join the club here but it’d be something to look into I suppose. After some debate of what made good “I wish I school work didn’t exist” snack, I toasted this up.

 

Kashi Strawberry Flax Waffles With Smart Balance, Strawberry Jam, And Microwave Bruleed Bananas

Kashi Strawberry Flax Waffles With Smart Balance, Strawberry Jam, And Microwave Bruleed Bananas

 

I think waffles just make a good anytime snack, don’t you? The mysterious white powder on the jam is surprisingly not cocaine but rather vanilla powder because that’s how I roll. That strawberry jam is Wild Oats and not 365 brand because 365 brand has not-strawberry as its first ingredient. In all honesty, I got a little mad at myself with how fast I ate this. I wasn’t that hungry or anything, but I got stressed once I read an email from my Epic Poetry teacher about an essay she had just assigned for next Friday. Frankly, I should have taken that class Pass/Fail since I’m not much of an essay writer. I guess I know what I’ll be doing with my weekend.

 

1/2 English Muffin With Peanut Butter Spread, Deep Chocolate Vitatop With Butter Toffee Peanut Butter

1/2 English Muffin With Peanut Butter Spread, Deep Chocolate Vitatop With Butter Toffee Peanut Butter

A little more snacks and I shut off the comp to study, then hit the hay early. Honestly, I’d rather walk in and take a test on a subject I’d never heard of before after a full nights sleep than take a test in something I’m a master at on no sleep. I think when you’re well rested your mind can pull info it didn’t even know it knew from just about anywhere.

I slept in a little(read: 7) and went to the gym for a shorter run(read: 7). My gym friend came in and to be quite honest she wreaked. I’m going to give her the benefit of the doubt because she might have been eating an everything bagel with cream cheese, but wow that got me running those 7 faster. When I was done, I hit the restroom, and came back to find someone had moved my ipod and ID to use my machine even though there were other free ones. Umm what? Sure, I was done, but they didn’t know that. That irked me a bit. When I got back I made a fantastic breakfast.

 

Pumpkin Oatmeal With Maple Almond Butter And Goji Almond Oat Cookies, Peanut Soy Yogurt

Pumpkin Oatmeal With Maple Almond Butter And Goji Almond Oat Cookies, Peanut Soy Yogurt

A little note to clear confusion: peanut yogurt whenever you see it on this blog is more often than not 6oz some brand yogurt mixed with 2 tablespoons byrd mill peanut flour. If such a magical product existed on store shelves trust me when I say I’d let you know. This really did feel like the breakfast of champions. Anyone want to take a guess at how much protein and fiber it has? I can’t do the math off the top of my head but I’ll start off tomorrow’s post with the answer(aren’t the kind of “games” we foodies play hysterical?).

Yesterday I won a free Mojamix with up to 7 ingredients on their weekly facebook contest! Any suggestions for some fun mixes? And now, I leave you with a chest shot to express how I feel right now.

 

T-Shirt

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Chobani Giveaway over at The Actors Diet! Can never have enough greek yogurt :-)

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No Responses to “Veggies And Heat”

  1. Graze With Me 05. Nov, 2009 at 11:37 am #

    Vanilla fudge and cheese. Add some butter – then you’d *definitely* have a Paula Deen recipe.

    I really want to try those Attune bars, thanks for the review too, btw.

    Plain yogurt is the very best, flavored ones aren’t my thing. Wait, I take that back. Pinepple Chobani did win me over – too bad I can’t find it in stores yet.

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  2. eatingmachine 05. Nov, 2009 at 11:39 am #

    mac and cheese is always better if you can taste a little of the powder!

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  3. StartingHealthy 05. Nov, 2009 at 11:47 am #

    I’ll have to keep an eye out for those Attune bars, I love white chocolate and it’s been a while since I’ve had any.

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  4. Abby 05. Nov, 2009 at 11:51 am #

    I heart your blog.. your eats always look so fabulous. Your pumpkin oatmeal looks delish.. Also, Ive never tried Attune bars, are they dairy free by chance??

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    Evan Thomas Reply:

    I think all of the dark chocolate flavors are

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  5. MelissaNibbles 05. Nov, 2009 at 12:14 pm #

    The Attune bars sound great. Thanks for the review.

    Trader Joes mac & cheese is delish. I might like it better than Annies!

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  6. marathonmaiden 05. Nov, 2009 at 12:41 pm #

    whenever i “have a lot of time” in the morning it ends up being the most unproductive morning ever haha

    love that shirt!

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  7. dee (the apple hill adventurer) 05. Nov, 2009 at 2:01 pm #

    congrats on the win!
    and that blueberry chocolate bar thing is SO good, i grabbed one at the store one day, it was REALLY yummy

    i also tried the raspberry one, but it was just okay

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  8. FatFighterTV 05. Nov, 2009 at 2:22 pm #

    Yum – those Kashi oats look divine!

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  9. Julia 05. Nov, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    Love the Chobs and choc chip combo! Great idea!
    And those pumpkin oats look delectable as usual!

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  10. Melissa 05. Nov, 2009 at 5:55 pm #

    I give you so much credit. You eat MUCH better than I did in college.

    How was the pineapple Chobani? I still can’t find that flavor in Boston.

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  11. Jenny 05. Nov, 2009 at 7:38 pm #

    the sweet ‘tatos did sound great — what a tease! if you like carbonated goodness you have GOT to try Zevia — it will change your life!

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  12. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) 05. Nov, 2009 at 8:44 pm #

    Chocolate on yogurt!!! Yummmmmm!!!

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  13. Peanut Butter Bliss 05. Nov, 2009 at 9:07 pm #

    woah I totally forgot about seltzer too!! I used to be obsessed with it.
    ah pineapple chobani – how I love it :) I need to try it with chocolate chips asap!

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  14. Lynn @ The Actors Diet 05. Nov, 2009 at 9:56 pm #

    thanks for the giveaway shoutout!!!

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  15. eatmovelove 05. Nov, 2009 at 10:33 pm #

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen waffles on your blog before!! Now I have a craving…and I have maple syrup tooooo :)

    Is Chobani yogurt??! What’s the nutrition info like?

    And I can’t believe 7 is a ‘short run’ for you!! Your making me feel laaaaamee. Does that usually take you an hour or so?

    I can’t get into Modern Family either – although I’ve been hearing such great things about it….looking forward to Survivor though!

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  16. burpexcuzme 06. Nov, 2009 at 1:31 am #

    Damn dining hall…baked sweet potatoes with honey and chives would have been nice!

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  17. shell625 06. Nov, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    just came across your blog & i love it! i’m also a college freshman :) hope you’ll check mine out

    i hate hwen the dining hall lies about what htey are going to serve haha and looks like you are still managing to eat some gooood food at school!

    xoxo
    shelley
    http://findinghappinessandhealth.wordpress.com

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