What Makes A Good Day?

Is it setting a distance PR?

Is it starting the day off with this Amazing Grass bar?

Decaf Coffee And Plain Chobani

Is it abusing using your meal plan to hook yourself up with coffee and greek yogurt before class?

Is it getting an email that you have a package waiting for you in the mailroom after Latin class?

Wildwood Sample Products

Is it getting a great box of soy products from Wildwood including burgers, yogurt, and baked tofu to sample and review?

Is it making lunch with a new condiment?

Wicked Natural Caramel Mustard Dip

Caramel Mustard Tofu, Broccoli And Sliced Carrots, Flamegrilled Gardenburger

Is it having a lunch that tastes almost like a dessert, except with a vinegary kick to it?

Is it vegetables that taste fresh with a little salt even though they’ve been in the dining hall God-only-knows-how long?

Is it an old, favorite vegan veggie burger with a smoky kick?

Lemonade Vitamin Water 10

Is it standing 1 foot next to Emma Watson when you go to the convenience store in the mail room to grab a drink between classes?

Epic Poetry Paper

Is it getting an A you totally didn’t expect because, even though your work kind of sucks and you gave up hope half way through a paper, the teacher sees enough progress and takes enough pity to give a damn good grade?

Peanut Butter Chip Cascadian Farm Granola Bar

Is it eating a granola bar with very low fiber and protein and no fortified vitamins or minerals but that has peanut butter chips in it?

Is it forgetting your water bottle in Greek History class, invading the room and another class 2 years later, and getting mistaken as an “escort” for a sick girl?

Is it watching Oprah, but an episode that unfortunately has no porn stars, ex-vice president nominees, or ex-vice president nominee’s grandbaby’s daddy who’s becoming a porn star?

Pumpkin Oats With Cranberry Frosting And Cranberry Vanilla Peanut Butter

Is it having a colorful bowl of oatmeal that reminds you you don’t need artificial ingredients or colors in your life for edible things to look and taste amazing?

Is it being inspired by New England to make a dish with pumpkin, vanilla, and cranberry as the flavors?

Carrots And Caramel Mustard Dip

Is it dipping carrots straight into the jar?

Is it convincing yourself that this is better than just eating straight caramel because there’s mustard and vinegar in their, too?

Local Products

Is it a day when, despite the fact that the Farmers’ Market ended two weeks ago, local companies arranged to send their products to Josiah’s for a special night?

Is it buying more caramel mustard for Thanksgiving and a new jar of local jam and paying with 2 breakfast meals because you eat oatmeal in your room every morning?

Baked Scrod, Sweet Potato, Steamed Vegetables

Is it the dining hall having fish, sweet potato and steamed vegetables all on the same night?

Is it laughing at how the one night that you don’t get food from the vegetarian line your friend, a completely careless meat eater, won’t touch the fish?

 

Greek Yogurt With Raspberry Chocolat Jam And Shaved Newman's Own Organic Super Dark Chocolate

 

Is it having a dessert with fruit and chocolate that clocks in with 20+ grams of protein?

Is it being convinced that because fruit is the first ingredient, jam with chocolate is still reasonably good for you?

Is it having no unread emails in your mailbox for the first time at 8:45pm?

 

Pumpkin Oatmeal With Butter Toffee Peanut Butter And A Vegan Pumpkin Molasses Cookie

 

Is it having your favorite bowl of oatmeal, with the same exact combination of ingredients/nut butter/topping that you’ve had umpteen times?

Is it watching a new Modern Family and laughing a little too hard at “she came to the Halloween party as Sigfried and half of Roy”?

Deep Chocolate Vitatop With Butter Toffee Peanut Butter

Is it eating one of your favorite desserts ever with a blend of chocolate, peanut butter, and toffee just because you can?

Is it getting 50% your daily value of iron in said dessert?

Is it knowing and respecting your body well enough to listen to it when it says it wants to go to bed at 10:20?

Amazing Grass Chocolate Whole Food Energy Bar

Is it waking up and feeling energized, and grabbing this bar you’ve been dreaming about on the way to the gym?

Is it watching television shows you’re about 8 years too old for because they make the treadmill an enjoyable experience?

Is it running 10 miles in 83:41 when you only planned to go 7 miles because you feel so darn good?

Pumpkin Oatmeal With Pepita Sun Butter, Nog And Cinnamon Soy Yogurt

Is it that your room smells like fresh cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg at 9am?

Is it when you realize that you won’t have to give up anything going vegan for a day–again–but rather just find different ways to love the food you normally eat?

 

Is it the thought of winning this amazing coffee filled giveaway?

I think it’s all of those things(especially the Emma Watson one ;-) ) What about you? What makes it a good day?

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  1. Joanna Sutter 19. Nov, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    Nut butter and Chobani yogurt make it a great day! ;-)

    Let me know how you like those wildwood products. I’ve tried their hummus w/probiotics and I don’t think I’ll be buying it again.

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  2. VeggieGirl 19. Nov, 2009 at 1:11 pm #

    Haha, your posts always brighten my day :) Love your humor.

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  3. kbwood 19. Nov, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    LOVED THIS POST!! that made me smile!! what a freaking awesome day :) all of those DEF make a great day!

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  4. Abby 19. Nov, 2009 at 2:14 pm #

    I think all of the above make it a great day (uh esp all those farmers market local produce goodies!)

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  5. Graze With Me 19. Nov, 2009 at 3:06 pm #

    Great post, I think it’s so funny you run into Emma Watson so much.

    Yay Vegan 4 a Day!!

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  6. startinghealthy 19. Nov, 2009 at 3:17 pm #

    You can get Greek yogurt on your meal plan? Everyday would be a good day with those options, I’m stuck with Dannon.

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  7. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is 19. Nov, 2009 at 3:43 pm #

    Caramel mustard dip?! That makes my mouth water!

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  8. Elizabeth 19. Nov, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    Is it me coming over and eating your food?! Lol! I don’t know, but YUM!

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  9. marathonmaiden 19. Nov, 2009 at 4:56 pm #

    wicked good day :)

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  10. Naomi (onefitfoodie) 19. Nov, 2009 at 5:30 pm #

    thanks for the shout out, Evan!!

    mmm I love all the ideas youhave with the greek yog frosting! cranberry huh? now how did you make this one?? thats such a pretty bowl!

    and you can get greek yog on your meal plan! thats awesome!!

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    Evan Thomas Reply:

    It was 1 tablespoon TJ cranberry apple butter with 1oz plain greek yogurt and some sweetener to taste. You can really do it with any fruit jam, it’s great!

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  11. eatingmachine 19. Nov, 2009 at 6:18 pm #

    good day- i am home from teaching the crazy children. home is good. the projects are not so good.

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  12. Peanut Butter Bliss 19. Nov, 2009 at 6:20 pm #

    woah emma watson!!? thats so cool.
    Imagine if her room mate was a huge harry potter fan. that would be too funny.

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  13. ksgoodeats 19. Nov, 2009 at 6:31 pm #

    Sorry if you’ve mentioned this before but I HAVE to know how you make that mustard tofu! Spill the secrets!!

    Way to go with that grade and I loved the style of this post!

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  14. Errign 19. Nov, 2009 at 10:35 pm #

    LOVE this post – totally made me smile! You have lotsa awesome things going on in your days – and I think recognizing awesome things is totally the way to make a average day amazing!

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  15. eatmovelove 19. Nov, 2009 at 11:38 pm #

    what kind of jam do you eat? I have a ridiculous addiction and have been eating it by the spoonful :( …and I don’t think fruit is the first ingredient…and WHY DIDN’T YOU SAY HI TO EMMA WATSON – GET A PICTURE NEXT TIME HAHA!!!!

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  16. Julia 20. Nov, 2009 at 1:39 am #

    I’m pretty sure every one of those things makes it a great day!
    Did I mention how impressed I am with your dining hall? They beat mine in undergrad hands down!
    Have a great Friday!

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  17. brandi 20. Nov, 2009 at 9:29 am #

    ha, I loved this! So crazy that you see her so often! Snap a sneaky picture next time :)

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