I'm A Scaredy Cat


November 8th 001

Tougas Farm Apple

I’m afraid of biting into an apple only to find half a worm, but I went ahead and at this anyway for some pre-baking food yesterday morning. It was from the 10lbs we picked last weekend.

November 8th 002

Vegan Pumpkin Molasses Cookies

I’m afraid of how many eggs I might have used making these so many times except for the fact that they’re vegan. Seriously, though, what is this? Batch number 3 or 4? We just go through them like wildfire around here. While these were cooling and my other baking project was cooking, I went ahead and had breakfast.

November 8th 006

French Toast Oatmeal, Nog Greek Yogurt With Nutmeg

I’m afraid of eggs exploding on my in the microwave, but that seems not to be an issue when I make french toast oats. The eggnog yogurt was awesome; all it was was 6oz plain Oikos, 7 drops vanilla stevia, and 1/4 cup of this:

November 8th 004

Silk Nog

I’m afraid of what I’m going to do when this is out of season. I asked my mom to buy me this from Hannaford since it’s the only place I’ve seen it and it is so good. I don’t remember the last time I had “real eggnog” and I don’t care after this. It tastes just fine in all its vegan-self :-)

November 8th 009

Pumpkin Bread Hull With Chocolate Chips

I’m afraid of losing recipes, which is why I’m glad to have a blog to post them on.

Moist Moist Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients:

7.5oz canned pumpkin

2 eggs

1/2 cup cinnamon applesauce

1/3 cup water

1 cup brown or turbinado sugar

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1/4 teaspoon ginger

November 8th 007

Pumpkin Bread Loaf

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9×5 loaf pan. In a large bowl, mix pumpkin puree, eggs, applesauce, water, and sugar. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. When dry are evenly mixed, dump into the wet while stirring. Stir only until no more dry ingredients can be seen, but take care not to over mix. Pour batter into pans and put in oven until a knife in the center comes out barely wettened, or about 50 minutes. Let sit in pans for 10 minutes and then remove.

I’m afraid of how many miles we’re all piling on together. Guys(and gals), we’re rocking it. These numbers people are posting are incredible. I ended up for a 6.7 mile run around my neighborhood. One thing I don’t like about not running first thing is that my energy levels feel so much lower. I felt like I could’ve stopped at any point but I really wanted to finish what I set out to do.

November 8th 012

Bison Medallion, Grilled Sweet Potato Fries, Parsnips

I’m afraid of red meat, but not bison. At much lower cholesterol and saturated fat levels with all the same flavor, what’s not to love? I’m clearly never afraid to eat my meat slightly undercooked. And the sweet potato fries were all my mom’s idea! She knows what her lil’ blogger wants when he comes home :-)

November 8th 014

Giovanni's White Chocolate With Cranberry Gelato

I’m afraid that if I didn’t eat this while walking out the door to go back to my dorm, I might have had the whole pint. This stuff rocked. It tasted like straight up white chocolate. It’s made by a local company based in Newton, MA in small batches. This was pure decadence, and I love that the ingredients were just milk, cream, white chocolate, cranberries, and emulsifier.

I’m afraid that this semester has been a bit of a waste of money food-wise. I’m on the best food plan option which gives me more dining hall visits than I know what to do with, and honestly, I love buying and making my own food; it’s one of those things that makes me feel valuable and responsible. Despite that fear, we stopped at Whole Foods and Eastside Market on the way back.

November 8th 018

Groceries

I’m afraid that I’m going to get arrested, because at the prices I got some of this stuff for it was practically a steal. With sales and store coupon, the Oikos normally 2.19 was .25 and the chocolate bar usually 3.00 was 1.25. And a jar of ginger preserves was only 2.69! We thought it was a misprint since that’s cheaper than most of the store brand fruit jams, but it was correct.

I’m afraid to ask what happened Saturday night when I wasn’t in my room. My roommate left a note saying he had people over and someone dropped something that went behind my bed so they had to move a few things to get to it and tidy up after themselves. That’s all well and good, but, uhh, why was my comforter made on my bed upside down? Do I want to know?

November 8th 020

Pumpkin Bread With Ginger Spread, Nog Greek Yogurt, Smart Balance Peanut Butter

I’m afraid I’m a little confused what season it is between pumpkin bread and nog Greek yogurt. Is it Christmas yet? Or am I supposed to halt for Thanksgiving? And are we officially done with Halloween or can I bust a spooky s’mores out from time to time? Someone please clarify.

I’m afraid of losing the remarkable friends I made in high school. Thankfully, that doesn’t look like it’s happening anytime soon, because they were there for me when I needed to do some Facebook ranting about my next semester schedule which took a backwards turn after thing started looking too good to be true.

November 8th 021

Blue State Decaf

I’m afraid of spilling coffee grounds everywhere in my dorm room, so I went out for coffee. There was a heaping amount of cinnamon involved. I don’t actually get the change of flavor this supposedly has on coffee, but cinnamon’s supposedly good for us and it’s free so I went ahead and shaked liberally.

November 8th 023

Flamegrilled Vegan Gardenburger With TJ Ketchup, Pumpkin Oats With Mighty Maple And Tempeh Bacon

And I’m afraid of sharing how random my dinner was last night, but I’m a food blogger and I’d be an awful one to deprive you of this laugh. I was feeling quite lethargic(vocab word!) and decided rather than forcing a “real” dinner on myself to just eat what I could convince myself into. Last night, that was pumpkin oatmeal(a vegetable and a grain) with a gardenburger, tempeh bacon, and mighty maple(3 delicious and vegan sources of protein). See? It was well rounded in the end.

I’m afraid the people on my floor must have thought “Who is that nut blaring and belting Sugarland?”

 

November 8th 002

So Delicious Plain Soy Yogurt With Chai Dagoba Milk Chocolate And Ginger Preserves

 

I’m afraid that I give off the impression that all I eat is yogurt and chocolate. Except that’s probably the truth. They just work so well together in my opinion, how could you not love it? This new bar, even though it supposedly had chai and ginger in it, didn’t taste very special. Maybe I need to have it again.

I’m afraid to admit how little productivity got accomplished yesterday.

 

November 8th 005

Oikos With A Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

 

I’m afraid that my eats were a bit stress affected last night, because they sure were off. First I decided that this Oikos was taking up too much space in the fridge, so it needed to be eaten with a milk chocolate Newman’s Own Organic peanut butter cup.

 

November 8th 006

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Roll With Cream Cheese Frosting

 

Then I made myself this beauty but decided that I didn’t really want this and threw it out after two bites.   hate throwing anything out, but a began whole wheat cinnamon roll tops those charts, especially when it’s my last one. I just don’t know what got into me.

 

November 8th 009

Sweet Vermont Toast With Cookie Dough Peanut Butter

 

I’m afraid of running out of hard to find peanut butters, but that doesn’t stop me from eating them. The only store I know that sells this is Roche Bros. for an arm and a leg but it’s so good I’ll have to buy another when it’s gone.

I’m afraid Brothers And Sisters is going to get screwed by the Emmy’s like the best shows usually do. But last night convinced me yet again it’s one of the best dramas on TV. Please tell me someone else saw the head shaving seen with Kitty; that was just so moving.

I’m afraid of falling asleep in class today because I had horrible insomnia last night. Despite trying to go to bed at 11, I don’t think I fell asleep until 1. Sugar was probably to blame. I had a few TJ mini peanut butter cups at the end of Brothers And Sisters as well, and no oatmeal last night(besides dinner) to slow down those quick carbs.

 

November 8th 014

Peanut Butter Z-Bar

 

I’m afraid of depleting my bar stash because that means I need to buy more. I ate this around 12:45. I think the bready carbs are part of what helped me fall asleep.

 

November 8th 016

Clif Peanut Butter And Jelly Mojo Dipped

 

I’m afraid of having to go to the bathroom while running at the gym because I feel like getting off the treadmill makes everything less of an accomplishment. Thankfully, that didn’t happen today. In fact, I set a new distance PR of 14 miles in 1:55:22!! I truly felt I needed to have a kick-butt workout to sweat out anything negative even though I only had 5 hours of sleep. The Mojo above was eaten around mile 10.

I’m afraid people think I’m crazy for watching cartoon network at 7am. But I just could not care less about whatever’s on CNN, and I’m not going to slog on a treadmill for 2 hours watching something I have no interest in because it’s the adult thing to watch.

 

November 8th 019

Kashi Strawberry Flax Waffles With Strawberry Jam And Vanilla Almond Butter, Pumpkin Peanut Maple Soy Yogurt With Chocolate Chips

 

I’m afraid I might have lost a pound or so after these past few weeks/month of higher mileage, so feel free to kick me in the butt if I’m slacking on my eats, k? You won’t find that this morning. The Kashi waffles had on it vanilla almond butter by Naturally Nutty and Wild Oats strawberry jam(great combo). I’m not a huge fan of this new brand soy yogurt I bought last week because it’s so thin and doesn’t have much of a funky flavor at all, but it thickened nicely with peanut flour and pumpkin, topped with maple syrup and chocolate chips.

I’m afraid of skipping classes, even though that’s supposedly “OK” in college. If I weren’t afraid, I’d probably stay in my dorm and work on my essays today, but I’ll probably wind up going to all 3.

I’m afraid that you’re going to win and not me if I mention this amazing contest at Chocolate Covered Katie for some serious foodie appliance lovin’

So tell me, what are you afraid of?

Disclaimer: This post was about 20% serious and 80% me having fun. Isn’t that the way life should be :-P

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  1. peanutbutterfingers 09. Nov, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    i am terrified of needles! i hate all things medical and freak out for a week before i have to go in to get any kind of shot. eek!

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  2. eatmovelove 09. Nov, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    Too many things to list. Question – do you eat according to hunger or just on a schedule sort of thing? And I notice you do alot of combinations – do you ever just eat , say, yogurt on its own, or pumpkin bread on its own?

    Great run! And thanks for that recipes :)

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    Evan Thomas Reply:

    I try to eat to my hunger as best as possible. And I suppose I could eat bread without peanut butter or plain yogurt, but I usually find the combinations the more fun option

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  3. VeggieGirl 09. Nov, 2009 at 2:05 pm #

    AWESOME AWESOME new PR!!

    I’m deathly afraid of spiders and tight spaces – arachnophobia & claustrophobia, respectively ;)

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  4. Naomi (onefitfoodie) 09. Nov, 2009 at 2:34 pm #

    awesome post! and awesome moist bread! when you post recipes such as this are they homemade (did you make them up) or did youfollow another recipe?? That looks SOO GOODDDD

    awesome job on that run as well! I was away for the past week but I heard the weather here was AMAZING wonderful for a nice run!

    I am afraid of vomit…doing it, hearing it, seeing it…seriously HUGE fear!!

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    Evan Thomas Reply:

    Most of the recipes I post here are unique in some way, usually modified from another recipe to be a little healthier or suit my own tastes. Some are more modified than others. I think this one was based off a pumpkin bread recipe on allrecipes.com but I’ve used this version for the past 2 years

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  5. marathonmaiden 09. Nov, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    no shame in belting out sugarland!! congrats of the distance pr — thats awesome.

    and i’m a little bit afraid of my bday thats coming up. i’m getting up there in years (haha) and yet i know it’s going to be three days of debauchery. not too sure how my body will hold up hahaha

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  6. Graze With Me 09. Nov, 2009 at 3:25 pm #

    I’m afraid that my mother in law is going to go overboard for Christmas and try to stuff me full of fatty, cheesy, overly processed food! Which I’ll probably have to choke down since I’m a wuss….

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  7. Abby 09. Nov, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    This is a great post!! Im blown away at all your yummy goodies! Those cookies look really good!!

    Im afraid of change.. blah… totally a creature of habit. I like my schedule! My hub and I will be traveling to our parents over Christmas for a week SO goodbye normal daily things.. OH WELL, Im happy to be with the fam, though ! :)

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  8. traynharder23 09. Nov, 2009 at 4:29 pm #

    heights. i am so scared of heights.

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  9. Katherine 09. Nov, 2009 at 5:38 pm #

    So Delicious yogurt with ginger preserves and chocolate? YUM! I have to try that with their coconut milk yogurt.

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  10. Morgan 09. Nov, 2009 at 5:52 pm #

    Completely and totally afraid of clowns!
    I’ve found the choc. chip cookie dough PB Loco in Target.
    Congrats on the PDR! There is absolutely nothing wrong with watching the Cartoon Network or other junk TV (like E!) at the gym when everyone else watches the news. I bet your workout felt a lot faster than theirs with better entertainment!

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  11. Michelle 09. Nov, 2009 at 6:26 pm #

    Great post, and congrats on the great run!

    I am deathly afraid of fire. Seriously, I can’t even toast marshmallows.

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  12. eatingmachine 09. Nov, 2009 at 6:43 pm #

    ugh i hate people who watch news at the gym. there’s only 4 tvs at mine. so you’re sharing with others. sometimes i go in and two are on cnn! no thanks, no thanks.

    although every now and then fox news is entertaining at least…

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  13. Jenny 09. Nov, 2009 at 7:33 pm #

    your dinner is perfection — glad you faced your fears and showed us ;) miss mighty maple needs to make more appearances in my dinner!

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  14. Lynn @ The Actors Diet 09. Nov, 2009 at 10:15 pm #

    oh my i’m afraid of everything. absolutely everything.

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  15. verbalriot 09. Nov, 2009 at 11:31 pm #

    Silk Nog?! WHAT?! I need to find that NOW! It looks amazing :)

    I’m scared of needles. They suck. I’m also scared of bad grades and mean people.

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  16. burpexcuzme 10. Nov, 2009 at 2:16 am #

    I’m terrified of wasting time. I’m on a race against time, constantly, tick tock tick tock tick tock!

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  17. Cam 10. Nov, 2009 at 8:15 am #

    All of your food looks delicious. Except one question- I notice that in most of your recipes, you don’t cook with any type of fat- not even oil. Is there a reason? I just figured since you mentioned you have trouble keeping on weight that maybe a little more healthy fats would work?

    Congrats on your PR! Oh, and I’m afraid of heights

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    Evan Thomas Reply:

    I definitely don’t cook with a lot of healthy fats, but I do use it when I think it’s necessary for the recipe. Overall, a lot of my recipes are desserts, and so I like to keep them on the lighter side because they are things to make and eat in addition to real food, not to replace it

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    Cam Reply:

    Yeah, that was kind of my point lol. I don’t see why you make all your desserts fat free but then complain you don’t gain weight. I agree dessert should not replace real food, but if you’re going to have dessert…have dessert.

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  18. brandi 10. Nov, 2009 at 10:32 am #

    your ice cream and gelato and froyo get me every time! I can’t find any flavors like that here!

    i still haven’t made those cookies, either. soon!

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