Surprise!

Surprise! It’s Monday. How much does that suck? Miss the weekend race recap? Read all about it here.

Surprise! Oprah hates surprises; did you know that? She would not like this post.

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Surprise! These were all from 1 sweet potato! Granted, it was a hugh jass one, but I think that’s impressive nonetheless.

Surprise! I stayed home while my parents went to Whole Foods. I’m pretty sure this is theopposite of how things should be, but I was worn out from my race and needed to sit on the couch with my friend, Mr. Computer :-D

Perfect Apple

Perfect Apple

Surprise! This apple actually tasted good!

Grass-Fed Grilled Burger, Sweet Potato Fries With Chipotle Cayenne Parma

Grass-Fed Grilled Burger, Sweet Potato Fries With Chipotle Cayenne Parma

Surprise! I still eat the same at home as at school, just with different equipment :-D I asked for red meat for dinner, so we heated up the grill and made some burgers. Mmmm so much juicier than in a pan! And I love how spicy the chipotle cayenne parma makes sweet potato fries; they’re like a new experience.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Surprise! My parents picked up a chocolate flourless cake at Whole Foods the day before my birthday to celebrate while my grandmother was around! This really was a surprise; I saw the sketchy brown paper bag they hid it in, but could only guess what it was. You have no idea how relieved I was when I realized they understood gluten-free eating and got an appropriate style cake; that’s love for ya ;-)

Purely Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Purely Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Surprise! When we got So Delicious cookie dough ice cream, we also got the peanut butter chocolate swirl, which I’m ready to confess is my new favorite frozen dessert. OK, I don’t think there’s actually much surprise here except from my dad when he realized how much ice cream I need to grab for a few days at home.

Flourless Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream

Flourless Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream

Surprise! Could you see this one coming? How could I not take the two fattiest pieces of dessert in our kitchen and combine them? :-) I was refueling from a half-marathon, after all. Needless to say, this was tasty. But I think my mom and I agreed there are better flourless chocolate cakes out there, hers included.

Surprise! My stomach got me! 30 minutes later I was not feeling so hot :-X It had been so long since I’d eaten something that rich made from dairy, I forget that a lot of milk fat really doesn’t sit well in my stomach. That plus a sugar rush had me wanting to be near a garbage tin for the rest of the night. Could I possibly regret it, though? Not a chance.

Oatmeal With Butter Toffee Peanut Butter

Oatmeal With Butter Toffee Peanut Butter

Not A Surprise! You didn’t have to be psychic to see a final bowl of oatmeal before bed coming. I wasn’t sure if I’d see this come back up, so I kept it small with just a little butter toffee peanut butter. And before you say “Isn’t that dairy fat, too?”, butter is the 5th or 6th ingredient and 2 tablespoons has just 2g of saturated fat, so I can’t imagine there’s much.

Cards And A Present

Cards And A Present

Surprise! was how I felt when I woke up to cards and my favorite chocolate bar. Awww, what a perfect way to wake up :-)

Surprise! I’m going to keep the rest of the morning a secret for a good birthday recap tonight or tomorrow morning. What a shame because there’s already been cake mix involved and it’s not even 10am ;-)

Surprise! Not even 24 hours after my last half marathon and I’ve signed up for my next! I was actually thinking about this before yesterday. It’s perfect. It’s the Providence Marathon, so let’s just say I know the streets quite well ;-) It’ll hopefully be a nice, warm May day, too. And I might be able to coerce a Brown friend of mine into running, too, which would be great. My only concern are the hills around Providence but I’ll have a while to work with those.

Surprise! You or I could win either Tazo tea, gluten free goodies, or coconut butter in either of these giveaways.

What has been a surprise in your life lately?

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  1. Jenny 29. Mar, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    My surprise is my day off from work tgis week!

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  2. Tony the Pink Panda 29. Mar, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    Hey dude, love your blog, but could you change your layout back to the way it used to be or to something else because it’s kind of hard on the eyes x.x.

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  3. Kristen @ Change of Pace 29. Mar, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    I think it’s funny that when I cut a sweet potato into fries I can barely finish them but if I just eat it whole I eat the whole thing! It really does look like a lot when you cut it up!

    I have been searching everywhere for that chocolate peanut butter flavor! That’s my favorite flavor of icecream :)

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  4. Jo 29. Mar, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    (Deep breath!) Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to yoooou happy BIRTHDAY Evaaan, happy birthday to yoooou! (Please tell me you have that song in the U.S?!) Just be glad you didn’t actually hear me sing that- I don’t think you could exactly call me pitch perfect ;) Have a lovely birthday!

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  5. Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) 29. Mar, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    I *just* read your 1/2 marathon recap and wanted to say CONGRATS! :D

    And your birthday cupcake and icecream look awesome! Perfect way to celebrate. :D

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  6. bobbie@mymamaruns.com 29. Mar, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    That is a lot of surprises! It all looks divine and has just made me hungry :)
    Happy Birthday!!!

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  7. Madeline - Greens and Jeans 29. Mar, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    I did the Providence half when I was in college and I love love loved it! It was such a fun race! Are you doing the half or the full? A full in 2 months from you wouldn’t surprise me one bit!

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  8. Chelsea Ward 29. Mar, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    Happy (early) Birthday! That chocolate cake and ice cream looks so decadent and delish. You’ve got some great folks. :) Also, butter toffee peanut butter? I don’t know where to start…that sounds out of this world good.

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  9. actorsdiet 29. Mar, 2010 at 1:43 pm #

    i didn’t know that oprah hated surprises. then why is she ALWAYS surprising her guests?!

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  10. The Candid RD 29. Mar, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

    SURPRISE!! I hate Oprah
    SURPRISE! I’ve never tried flourless cake, and I WANT TO! Seriously, I didn’t even know that existed. It looks good too. Now that I don’t eat wheat I need to invest in this, as cake is a weakness of mine, I love it!

    Happy Birthday to you :) Have a great one!

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  11. From Party To Hearty 29. Mar, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    Happy Birthday Evan! Have fun!

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  12. Jessica @ How Sweet 29. Mar, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

    Happy Birthday to you!! :)

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  13. Lauren @ Eater not a runner 29. Mar, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    Birthday and half-marathon recovery?? You need all the ice cream you can get your hands on!

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  14. Melissa S. 29. Mar, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    Surprises? hah…it’s my middle name. mine lately? playing my first drinking game this weekend; totally not me!

    glad you got a gluten free cake, even if you might have overdone it with the ice cream and such!

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  15. Emily Ryan 29. Mar, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    Happy Birthday, Evan! :)

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  16. Kyle 29. Mar, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    So are you doing the full or the half? You ROCK. :D

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  17. quarterlifewellness 29. Mar, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

    Major bummy on the tummy ache! But that is by far the best “ice cream” that I have tried. Sometimes the tummy aches are worth it :-)

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  18. Matt 29. Mar, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    Did you sign up for the half or the full?

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  19. Anna 29. Mar, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    That sweet potato MUST have been huge!!! Happy birthday!!!! What a fun celebration!

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  20. BroccoliHut 29. Mar, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    What an awesome surprise from your parents–that cake looks amazing!
    Happy Birthday:)

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  21. Jessie (Vegan-minded) 29. Mar, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    Happy Birthday Evan! Hope it’s a great one. :)

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  22. Kelly 29. Mar, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    Happy Birthday!! Hooray for Aries!!! :) ENJOY IT!!!

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  23. FoodCents 29. Mar, 2010 at 6:35 pm #

    The PB looks fantastic, I could see how that might just be ones favorite.

    Happy Birthday, Evan!!!!

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  24. emily 29. Mar, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    happy birthday evan! i need to try that ice cream…

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  25. ari 29. Mar, 2010 at 9:37 pm #

    happy birthdayyayayay!

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  26. Ashlei 30. Mar, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    Hope you had a great birthday yesterday!!

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