I Act Like A Blogger When…

I act like a blogger when I read other blogs rather than study for my test in 30 minutes. Fortunately, I peeled myself away from the screen to make it to class in time. The test was a bit longer than any of us thought it’d be but I feel like exactly the passages I studied were the ones on the test and that I did really well. I guess the Greek shirt just has good luck in it?

Broccoli, Carrots, Tofu Salad With The Heat Is On Peanut Butter

Broccoli, Carrots, Tofu Salad With The Heat Is On Peanut Butter

I act like a blogger when I get obsessed with a food. Now it is tofu salad with The Heat Is On peanut butter. Every time there’s carrot at the salad bar, I’ve convinced myself I’m doing the right thing by eating this. That, and it’s just too good to turn down. I used a little less tofu this time(because I ran out) and the peanut butter flavor was even better. Definitely needed some stevia and salt though to pumpkin it up.

Cinnamon-Raisin Greek Yogurt

Cinnamon-Raisin Greek Yogurt

I act like a blogger when I’m convinced Greek yogurt can be a “dessert”. All it needs is some vanilla, raisins, cinnamon, and voila. I was trying to recreate this amazing rum raisin gelato made by a Massachusetts company which is so light and smooth but I don’t have rum. I probably could find that in a dormitory pretty easy but I didn’t feel like “meeting the neighbors” with the line “Excuse me, do you have rum for my Chobani?”.

I act like a blogger when I spend 30 minutes making a granola for the Facebook  MojaMix contest I won. I went with a ginger base with dried strawberries, persimmons, chia seeds, chocolate sprouted sunflower seeds, and cacao nibs. How awesome does that sound? I can’t wait till it comes!

I act like a blogger when I ditch on the end of Days Of Our Lives and all of Rachael Ray to go get groceries.

I act like a blogger when I almost neglect an awkward “Hi” with a classmate because I’m fascinated by how the raisins soaked up the yogurt liquid and were now cinnamon infused. Seriously, that was awesome. I didn’t even plan it like that but viola. The raisins got so moist and well seasoned, it totally converted me to liking raisins again.

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Vermont Sweet Vermont Bread Co.

I act like a blogger when I get really excited about bread. I found a new flavor of Vermont Bread that has maple syrup as the 3rd ingredient! Don’t tell me that doesn’t sound awesome. Unfortunately, it wasn’t on sale and I didn’t have a coupon, so back on the shelf it went :-( I’m just ecstatic to know this exists.

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Groceries

I act like a blogger when I come home with pumpkin, tofu, and greek yogurt. I’m guessing 90% of you have these items in your fridge at the moment. I got it all for 4.38 using store sales and coupons! I’m getting good at that ;-)

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Oikos With Chocolate Chunk Hazelnut Biscotti Granola

I act like a blogger when I position my greek yogurt and granola in a precarious position to take a picture of it, then proceed to drop it all in my lap. Fortunately, most of it stayed in the dish so I ate it anyway. I love this granola because it already has chocolate in it! Sure, it could benefit from a little more, but what couldn’t?

Pumpkin Oatmeal With White Chocolate Wonderful And Vanilla Powder

Pumpkin Oatmeal With White Chocolate Wonderful And Vanilla Powder

I act like a blogger whenever I use my $10 vanilla powder. It finally occurred to me to put this on oatmeal after 2 months. Oh my heavens was the vanilla on top of the pumpkin delicious. I’m sure the white chocolate peanut butter didn’t hurt, but the powder pushed it over the edge.

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Tiny Apple

I act like a blogger when I get excited by tiny fruit because it makes me feel bigger.

Vegan BBQ navy Beans, Brussel Sprouts, Summer Squash

Vegan BBQ navy Beans, Brussel Sprouts, Summer Squash

I act like a blogger when I whip out my camera in the middle of the dining hall to take a picture of dinner. That’s a fun way to meet people. I thought of you all when the main vegetarian dish was pumpkin ravioli in cream sauce :-) I, however, was still a little pumpkined out, and the cream sauce made it a little less appealing. Instead I had the vegan BBQ navy beans. These taste just like good baked beans should taste like and were amazing. They had a very deep molasses and tomato flavor to them. All I could think about eating them was how smelly my run would be this morning but how I didn’t care.

 

Root Beer Zevia

Root Beer Zevia

 

I act like a blogger whenever I drink Zevia. Does anybody know a non-blogger who’s even heard of this? I don’t think I have, which is a shame because it’s so darn good.  There’s even a Zevia giveaway from Green Dog Wine! Don’t actually enter it though, because that would lessen my chances and I need to restock ;-)

 

Newman's Own Organic Mocha Milk Chocolate

Newman's Own Organic Mocha Milk Chocolate

 

I act like a blogger when I choose organic chocolate because I know it’s better for the earth. Or maybe I ate this because it’s one of my favorite chocolates ever? Yeah, definitely the second one.

I act like a blogger when, instead of getting up to get my notebook out of my backpack to do work, I figure out how to see how many google reader subscribers I have.

 

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Banana Goodness Oatmeal

 

I act like a blogger when a good night is evaluated on the basis of the oatmeal. Last night I decided to try and recreate banana goodness bread in my microwave since I haven’t made a loaf in a few weeks. I used 2oz banana, vanilla powder, and vanilla stevia in the oatmeal, and topped with semi-sweet baking chips. It was a decent substitute but of course not the real thing. I also sprinkled salt over the top at the end and I think that really helped the flavor.

I act like a blogger when I stress over watching Grey’s Anatomy or The Office. Oh wait, I was doing that years ago. Nevermind.

 

Fig And Almond Blondie, English Muffin With Banana And Chocolate And Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter

Fig And Almond Blondie, English Muffin With Banana And Chocolate And Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter

 

I act like a blogger when carbo loading couldn’t be easier. I defrosted one of Veggie Girl’s Fig And Almond blondies. After a few month of being frozen, they aren’t quite as good, but a little cream cheese fixed that. I also had an english muffin with mushed banana and chocolate chips(and salt, of course) and cinnamon vanilla sunflower butter. Perfect. Rachael Ray was on The Jay Leno Show and gave some hilarious answers to 10 at 10 in case anyone missed that.

I act like a blogger when I set my alarm at 6:15 to get up and do my long run. I had planned for another 13.1 miler today. I wasn’t particularly hungry but I figured food would be good so I grabbed a mojo.

 

Clif Peanut Butter Pretzel Mojo

Clif Peanut Butter Pretzel Mojo

Apparently, this bar isn’t just one of my favorites but a favorite of a lot of you guys, too! I just loved the saltiness. And the combo of pb chips and peanuts gave me good immediate and long lasting energy. I actually constantly forgot to be eating this, so it lasted me 13 miles. Speaking of which, I set a new PR record of 1:46:28! That’s the fastest I’ve ran a half marathon by a good 3 minutes

I act like a blogger when I choose running over course registration. As in, course registration opened at 8, and by the time I got back to my dorm it was 8:40. I didn’t think things would go so fast but 1 of the courses I really wanted to get into filled up fast and I got pretty upset with myself for letting me miss it. I’m hoping I can still wiggle my way into that class yet, but I’ll talk about that more once I know more.

 

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Banana Oatmeal With Banana Peanut Butter And White Chocolate Chips, Vanilla Chobani

I act like a blogger when I feel compelled to perfect an oatmeal recipe the next chance I get. This time I used 3oz banana and a lot more salt. I think it came out a tad bit better.

I act like a blogger when I decide a theme like “I act like a blogger” would be cutesy for a post and then by the end I want to go back and delete every time I wrote those annoying damn words! Haha. Don’t forget it’s Cookie Friday! I need to get my thinking cap going. And I’m going to work very hard to fix that class situation I mentioned, because I am a bit disappointed and I’m sure I can get in if I pull some strings. Anyway, have a good day!

 

 

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  1. ksgoodeats 06. Nov, 2009 at 10:58 am #

    The bloggies get their claws into me as well. When I could be reviewing for a test, I’m on the blogs. Tsk tsk!

    Tiny apples remind me of horse food, haha! I purposely buy the BIGGEST ones I can find! Love the white chocolate chip addition to the oats – I may have to try that next!

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  2. Holly 06. Nov, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    HAHAHAHAHA – i think the last one about the cutesy theme was most likely my favorite. i sometimes finding myself planning out my posts during the day :)

    your eats are amazing as always…and always so varied, which i completely love. your oatmeal messes are amazing and i might also need to pick to white chocolate chips. i sometimes forget about them!

    happy weekend!

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  3. VeggieGirl 06. Nov, 2009 at 1:02 pm #

    Hahaha love this :-D

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  4. MelissaNibbles 06. Nov, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    Love this post! Good luck registering for your classes…oh, great job on your run.

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  5. Graze With Me 06. Nov, 2009 at 2:04 pm #

    Taking pictures in the dining hall….you’re brave. I still get nervous taking a picture with my iPhone while pretending to be doing somthing else.

    Tiny apples make me happy.

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  6. Angharad (Eating for England) 06. Nov, 2009 at 2:32 pm #

    Umm Greek Yogurt is always considered a dessert in my world. As well as an afternoon snack. And a breakfast. Le sigh.

    Love love loving the baked beans too! Remind me of home!

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  7. luckytastebuds 06. Nov, 2009 at 2:36 pm #

    haha yes, you act like a food blogger when you take a picture of food at the grocery store that you don’t end up buying! haha I’m sure there were some funny looks!

    You’re a ridiculous baker, you’re making so many of us look bad! hahaha The Fig and almond blondie looks EXCELLENT! I just had to check out the recipe. I might eat the whole batch in one sitting if I make ‘em though. hehee

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  8. marathonmaiden 06. Nov, 2009 at 3:35 pm #

    i take it you like blogging? hahah. and awesome job on the long run woot!

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  9. eatmovelove 06. Nov, 2009 at 3:48 pm #

    Too bad you weren’t paid as a Professional Blogger! Congrats on the PR -what an awesome acheivement!
    But question – do you run on a treadmill – are you sure the distances are correct – I’m always wary.
    And do you find a difference between running outside? My times are way slower running or racing outside because of the increased difficulty and intensity with hills, wind, etc. Also actual races are held outside haha!! …(although maybe they should try racing on treadmills ha :)
    Do you just run for fitness or weight reasons? Or do you compete?

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    Evan Thomas Reply:

    I run on a treadmill and I trust the distances. The speed feels right and the time matches up to my average pace usually so I couldn’t imagine it being too far off if at all. Outside I’m a little faster, but that’s just my tendency. And I run mostly for fun at this point.

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  10. Ada 06. Nov, 2009 at 5:25 pm #

    Haha, great post format! You should tell your Greek professor that you religiously consume Greek yogurt. Maybe he or she will give you bonus points on your exam;)

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  11. Errign 06. Nov, 2009 at 7:44 pm #

    I love this post!

    And I NEED to get some of that granola – chocolate biscotti sounds amazing!

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  12. Jenny 06. Nov, 2009 at 7:50 pm #

    haha I love this post — bloggers are a very original breed of people :)

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  13. Michelle 06. Nov, 2009 at 8:27 pm #

    Great post! All your eats look delicious!

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  14. Haylee 06. Nov, 2009 at 10:56 pm #

    hahah this post cracked me up. I think I related to every single one of them.
    Clif Mojo PB pretzel is the BEST! It’s my favorite bar right now, but being a blogger like myself.. that will probably change in a few days:)

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  15. yoda 10. Nov, 2009 at 4:15 pm #

    I noticed you used vanilla stevia. I used sweetleaf liquid vanilla creme flavored stevia in my chocolate chip cookies yesterday along with a packet of their stevia as well, and it turned out great!

    What brand do you use?

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  16. yoda 10. Nov, 2009 at 4:18 pm #

    By the way, those baked goods look so yummy!

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