Something’s Fishy

Posted on September 1, 2009. Filed under: Daily Update | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Happy first day of September! I can’t believe it’s at that point of year and Summer’s almost over? I think I’ll have my Naturally Nutty review ready for Sunday, which will work out because I won’t feel like posting after moving in to my dorm Sunday. Speaking of that, if any of my eats look weird and random this week(err, moreso than usual that is), it’s because I move in to my dorm Satrurday and am eating out “my food” from the fridge and freezer. That being said, let’s roll onto the post.

In case anyone worried I wasn’t getting my morning dose of peanut butter after my breakfast, I’ll calm your nerves:

Peanut Butter Z-Bar

Peanut Butter Z-Bar

Since making an effort to eat more “food”, my bar count has definitely gone down, but I can’t resist the occasional Z-Bar. Plus, just check out the ingredients and you’ll see how legit this is. I mean, the first ingredient IS peanut butter. Whole Foods, please have these on sale again so I can use the coupon from the Whole Deal to get $2 boxes again, kthnxbai. For lunch, I went with something old and something new.

Grilling

Grilling

Tuna Burger With Peach Salsa, Eggplant With Soyaki Sauce

Tuna Burger With Peach Salsa, Eggplant With Soyaki Sauce

I had soooo many tuna burgers at the beginning of the Summer but kind of stopped eating them inexplicably. Oh why was that? Who knows, but I had to eat this bun before it went bad and it’s so thick it needed a thick burger(call in the tuna burger) to do it justice. I never tried grilling up eggplant before; I don’t think I’ve even eaten it outside of chinese takeout or eggplant parm, so this was definitely new. I loved how soft and creamy it came out, and it soaked up the sauce like a sponge. Yum yum yum, definitely adding eggplant to my list of OK veggies. For “dessert” I opened these.

Newman's Own Organic Wintergreen Breath Mints

Newman's Own Organic Wintergreen Breath Mints

Ok, not really dessert. I just needed something to get the fish out of my breath and I remembered these in the big box Newman’s Own Organic sent me a while back. The color threw me off a bit; these were almost a light brown or dirty white. Then I realized it’s Newman’s and they’re organic so it’s probably a good thing they aren’t some weird artificial neon green. The flavor was very strong and… minty? Repetitive but accurate but repetitive. They were very good and I’d recommend them. You could go with a commercial brand but why get a dose of artificial coloring and ingredients when you’re trying to freshen your mouth? We went to Roche Bros again and I got this again:

Kashi Mountain Medley And Kashi Vive

Kashi Mountain Medley And Kashi Vive

It’s totally a recycled pic because I was too lazy to recapture the cereal loving. I hoped to get something different, but the only Kashi cereal I’ve tried is Honey Sunshine and they didn’t have any, so I went with these since (I assume) they’re good. And for 2.50 total, it really was a steal. Well what does anybody else feel like snacking on on an August afternoon?

Pumpkin Oats With Maple Peanut Butter

Pumpkin Oats With Maple Peanut Butter

Pumpkin oats, of course! I don’t know why, but this definitely hit the spot. Something about the sweet peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth that always works 🙂 Plus, I cleared our fridge of that huge Pumpkin can that’s lasted me since Georgia, sweet. I also had this sometime before dinner:

Carrot Cake Non Dairy Ice Cream And Elan Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Carrot Cake Non Dairy Ice Cream And Elan Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

I thought to combine my two current faves in the freezer. I don’t know if I’d say the carrot cake ice cream tastes exactly like carrot cake, but it’s pretty good nonetheless; it’s hard to judge because so many different recipes for carrot cakes have any number of add-ins. I loved the parts where the carrot and vanilla met and sort of made a creamsicle flavor. Thank God my mini-fridge for Brown has a freezer is all I can say. Dinner was another dose of Omega-Sea’s:

Broccoli, Corn, Bluefish

Broccoli, Corn, Bluefish

Salmon is still my favorite, but bluefish isn’t bad either. Just add some salt(read: a lot of salt) and it really brings out that ocean flavor. After dinner we went down to the Marlborough shopping plaza where we bought this:

EZ Leather Chair

EZ Leather Chair

Like my wheels? I remember hearing a good chair is worth the investment for college since you’re going to spend so much time sitting and studying in it(in theory). This was 50% off today only, and my parents kicked in a little moola, so I got it for 40 dollars–niceeee. It’s super comfortable. Like, I could’ve fallen asleep in the test model.

We got back and I felt like cookies and milk coffee for a bedtime snack.

Newman's Own Organic Ginger Hermits

Newman's Own Organic Ginger Hermits

I still can’t taste the difference between the ginger and original flavor, but that’s ok because they are both amazing. If you’re a hermit fan(which is my type of cookie), definitely try Newman’s Own Organic. I don’t think I could bake any like this, and they each have 10% your DV of iron. Wtf? I also had a mondo caramel/toffee craving but nothing we own seemed to have caramel and buying a new pint of Stonyfield’s Creme Caramel FroYo would NOT have been conducive to cleaning out the freezer, so I went with a toffeelicious peanut butter:

Butter Toffee Peanut Butter And Fig And Almond Blondie

Butter Toffee Peanut Butter And Fig And Almond Blondie

This peanut butter definitely hit the spot. It’s sweet and buttery and slightly crunchy–clearly one of my favorites from Naturally Nutty. I wish I could say the same for the fig and almond blondie but not so; this batch did not come out quite like the first, and I didn’t even finish it. I’m going back to the recipe post to update it with what should work better. The night kind of went downhill after that: The rest of the banana bread had some mold on it(granted there were only like 2 slices left) and I broke the plate in the pic. After that I switched to a plastic plate, made some breads with spreads, and called it a night.

I did not feel well rested this morning when the alarm went off at 7. I think I slept 8 hours, but I dreamt about snakes, and I never feel well rested after dreaming about snakes. Is that normal with anyone else? I felt like being a little productive before running so I started boxing food for my dorm:

Breakfast Box

Breakfast Box

That’ll last me… a week? Haha, hopefully much longer… hopefully. I ran 7.5 miles even though I planned on doing 6. Isn’t it crazy how we grow overtime? July 1st I wouldn’t have thought 7.5 miles would be realistic and September 1st I’m adding to my runs just for the hell of it. I surprisingly wasn’t feeling anything for breakfast which I suppose was good and let me continue cleaning out the fridge.

Carrot Juice, Water, English Muffin With Fluff And Vanilla Almond Butter, Vanilla Goat's Milk Yogurt With Peanut Butter Flour

Carrot Juice, Water, English Muffin With Fluff And Vanilla Almond Butter, Vanilla Goat's Milk Yogurt With Peanut Butter Flour

Goat’s milk peanut butter yogurt, coming to a grocery store near you!… Probably not; the tang is a little too weird on this one. I’ll stick with my plain yogurt + PB flour + chocolate syrup from now on. Fluff is amazing, isn’t it? This isn’t actual fluff; it’s vegan marshmallow creme made by a local company with all-natural ingredients, but fluff is easier(and funner) to say.

Today’s the last day of the Whole Foods sales so we’re going to pick up more steak. when else can you get quality meat to feed 3 for $4? Never. Gotta love the sales.

P.S. Eating Machine is having a Zevia giveaway. This diet soda is my new crack, so check it out: http://eatingmachine.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/zevia-giveaway/#comment-174

And I almost forgot, September means Holey Donuts new monthly contest. I’ve never tried these but they look so good, don’t they? To enter, just visit www.holeydonuts.net then send Holey Donuts! an email with the name of my blog in the subject line(Food Makes Fun Fuel) and your name and that’s it, you’re entered! 5 people get free donuts and 1 person gets $1000(That’s a lot of donuts). AND if the $1000 winner is one of you and you put my blog in the subject line, I get $500 dollars. So help a brotha out, won’t you?

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ginger hermits ?! cake cake ice cream ?!? pumpkin maple oats !?

what are you trying to do to me?

that all sounds soo delish, i am having some serious brekkie envy. i have never heard of those hermit things, or the ice cream. i think i need to just make the hour and a half drive into the city and try to find some of these foods!

your foods are making me long for autumn as well .. BIG TIME (well i was before, but now its been magnified hehe)

have a great day sir peanut butter

i can’t wait to try pumpkin oats this fall. i haven’t had oatmeal all summer because i don’t like it in hot weather but once the cooler temps are here i’ll be having it almost every day i’m sure. how much pumpkin do you add?

Normally I do 90 grams(~1/3 cup) for 1/2 cup dry oats. i think I did 1/2 a cup for that batch to use up the can and it comes out a little chunky.

~Evan ~”Don’t say ‘Wow the Emmy is heavy’, of course it is, it is filled with the shattered dreams of four other people.”

Your blog always makes me hungry. I love it! I was in Target yesterday and saw Z-Bar’s for just over $2 a box. You should check it out!

I’m jealous that you’re going to be able to do your runs on the Brown campus. It’s such a nice area.

grilled eggyplant, wootwoot

pumpkin oats! can’t wait for it to get colder and fall-y….well, as much as it can for southern cali


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