Getting My Calcium In Frozen Form

Posted on September 2, 2009. Filed under: Daily Update, Product Review | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I hope you all rung in the new month well. Some of us were just hid under blankets all day:

Montana Under A Blanket

Montana Under A Blanket

He totally stole that from me. Doesn’t he know those of us without fur need the blankets when it’s 70 out? Sometime after taking this pic, I realized I might actually, genuinely miss my dog when I move out. Sure, he annoys me, cries a lot, won’t let me pick him up, and has accidents all over the rugs(never the hard wood–just the rugs), but I might actually miss him. Crazy. For lunch I gave these two products a try:

Food Should Taste Good Potato And Chive, Flame Grilled Vegan Gardenburger

Food Should Taste Good Potato And Chive, Flame Grilled Vegan Gardenburger

The chips are one of the new samples I was sent to review. I picked out these ones because they reminded me of the potato chip/nacho love child from Trader Joe’s that we’re out of. The burger was my own buy; I love the Morningstar’s Vegan and this is the same company but with all natural ingredients(and surprisingly it was cheaper!). I grilled even though it was all microwavable mostly for the nostalgia of Summer*drifts away…*

Vegan Veggie Burger With Steak Sauce, Broccoli And Salsa, FSTG Potato And Chive Chips

Vegan Veggie Burger With Steak Sauce, Broccoli And Salsa, FSTG Potato And Chive Chips

The veggie burger was soft and kind of fell apart in my mouth, but that’s what I’ve come to expect from veggie burgers. I was actually surprised it managed to stay firm on the grill and didn’t stick too much even though I didn’t spray. We didn’t have any “burger cheese” so I kept it plain and simple(for burgers I like a mild, low-fat cheddar). The taste was very similar to the Morningstar one and slightly smokey. Overall it was a great veggie burger. The chips were equally impressive. Something about pressed corn meeting potato makes a killer chip. These are powerfully addicting, though I’m not sure I got the chive sense in every bite. They’d probably be good with a sour cream dip or something, if they don’t make a pit stop at your mouth first. This all filled me up surprisingly well considering the burger and bun was only 200 calories. But that’s clearly not a lot of fuel so I turned to a little frozen lovin’.

Elan's Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Elan's Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

This quart will definitely be gone by the time I have to leave for college–no worries there. We went to Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods where I mostly spent time perusing the products I would buy if I wasn’t trying to eat out the damn fridge. Well all that perusing made me go back on my word and I feel victim to getting something for the freezer.

Shopping Loot

Shopping Loot

Organic chocolate syrup and flaxseed meal; doesn’t every kid bring that to his dorm room? Let’s hope my roomie has an open mind… After Julia’s recommendation on the Creme Caramel from Jogging My Memory and suffering one major caramel craving, I knew I needed to pick that up. And, as always follows picking up, scooping into a bowl and licking as it melts.

Stonyfield's Creme Caramel

Stonyfield's Creme Caramel

Oh man. Oh man oh man oh man, Julia was so right. This ice cream has the perfect salty/sweetness going on. I don’t know how to ooo and ahh any more over it. It’s just perfect from the caramel flavored base to the caramel swirl. I have only two flavors of Stonyfield left to try: Vanilla and minty chocolate chip. But I might have to break from flavor trying and take another hit of this in between. We went back out to Roche Bros. Because there was one flavorer I really wanted to grab before heading off.

Vanilla Powder

Vanilla Powder

Obviously with my vanilla obsession I needed this last piece of the puzzle. It’s pretty expensive at 10 dollars for 2.5oz but maybe it lasts a long time? I’ve never used it before, but I can’t wait to flavor my own oatmeal and yogurt with it. The madre offered to pay for it, and did, but I insisted(aka, shoved the 10 dollars in her hand and said I’d be angry if she didn’t accept it) that I would. Probably a decision I’ll be regretting in a week or so? We live and we learn. After we got home and cooked, dinner was perfect.

Asparagus, Sweet Potato Fries, Steak, Root Beer Zevia

Asparagus, Sweet Potato Fries, Steak, Root Beer Zevia

Today was the last day at $5/lb boneless sirloin steak at Whole Foods which was the entire reason we went. It seriously cut like butter. And the more I eat good meat like this the less I have trouble cutting out blander meat from my diet and opting vegetarian more meals. The sweet potato fries were frozen and not homemade, but incredible nonetheless. That Alexia knows how to cook, whoever she is. I obviously like to get my chocolate fruit for dessert, so I made up this platter:

Frozen Cherries With Midnight Moo Sauce, Deep Chocolate Pomegranate Brownie

Frozen Cherries With Midnight Moo Sauce, Deep Chocolate Pomegranate Brownie

I thought “How can I jazz up frozen cherries?” and chocolate sauce was the natural answer. I needed something to go with my brownie which looked so lonely on the plate(and yet delicious in my mouth). It didn’t have a huge pomegranate flavor, but that was AOK with me because I was just wanting the chocolate, err, I mean, nutrition?

I’ve seen a lot of talk about the Vita products so I figure I’ll throw my voice on out there. They’re marketed as a dieter’s product and a breakfast replacement. 100 calories for breakfast? Ha, my legs would strangle me. Obviously that part has no appeal for me. What does appeal to me is the nutrition, flavor, and convenience. I havn’t tried many vitaproducts, but the ones I have I’ve enjoyed. I’ve had the chocolate top, chocolate muffin, chocolate and pomegranate brownie, and blueberry muffin. The chocolate ones were all–surprise–chocolatey and delicious. The blueberry one definitely tasted “healthy” but it is a muffin after all so that really didn’t bug me and instead I enjoyed the blueberry and cinnamon flavor. In terms of convenience, these all taste like freshly baked goods. And since you know who didn’t have to bake them himself, they make me very happy. And here’s the nutrition fact for the brownie:

Again, ignore the left and focus on the right. They pretty much pump these things with vitamins and nutrients, and I’m a sucker for all-natural fortified foods, so this part also really appeals to me. Overall, I think they’re overpriced, especially if you get them off the website. Occasionally they have a great offer and you could use some codes, but they’re still pricey. I wouldn’t pick them up anywhere else than Market Basket where I can get them 3.50 a box.

Before bead I made myself a little breakfast for dessert:

Toast With Mocha Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Scone

Toast With Mocha Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Scone

Proof that breakfast is the best meal ^. It can be eaten anytime, anywhere. I slathered some toast with mocha peanut butter, which is really growing on me, and resurrected a peanut butter scone from the freezer, which was nice and soft after quality time with Mr. Microwave. I ate this to Big Brother and Flipping Out. I think this season of Big Brother is severely lacking big twists like last seasons had, which kind of frustrates me since it’s almost over. Flipping Out is just… crazy. It makes me glad my bosses were somewhat normal. Something about trashy reality shows of non-realistic situations I cannot resist.

This morning I did 6 times around the neighborhood, or 6.7 miles. I might have reconsidered that route if I remembered today was the first day for Marlborough public and all the kids would be waiting for their buses. Oh well, I managed to not run into most of them… mostly. For breakfast the plan was to finish off the kashi waffles but my taste buds had other plans, as always.

Savory Oats

Savory Oats

I actually haven’t had these before despite how amazing they always look over on Eating For England. For this I did 1/2 cup oat mixture with 1 egg and 1/4oz shredded sharp cheddar from the farmers market. It was OK but it didn’t blow my mind. Definitely better with some salt(ok, a lot of salt), and clearly a good way for me to get some protein into breakfast without greek yogurt, but I wasn’t blown away. Any suggestions?

oday might or might not be VERY exciting(for a foodie, that is). The largest Whole Foods in New England opened today 45 minutes away and we might make the trek to go visit it. This thing is MASSIVE; can you think of all the nut butters they might have? Cross your fingers.

P.S. Cookie giveaway!

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omg that fat little ice cream cone is sooo cute! i love it 😀
are you excited to be starting back at school ? 😀

i bought some pb yesterday .. woo woo. we had ran out the other morning, it was a sad, sad day in my household haha

btw, im going to be doing some homemade apple butter and pumpkin butter soon (i hope, depends on how the harvest is looking when apple hill season officially begins, sooo excited!)

What?! Where is the new Whole Foods??? Clearly I live in a cave.

lol, it opened today in Dedham. Here’s the store page http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/dedham/

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

i have cereal for dessert sometimes… breakfast foods are better later in the day i think… breakfast for dinner! Mmm…

vanilla powder? i need to find that. what an awesome ingredient to have on hand. i might have to stop reading your blog because all your ice cream always looks so good, and it makes me want some EVERY time! woowoo on the run!

Yay! I’m so glad you tried and liked the Creme Caramel! I can’t wait to pick up more of it, I only have a half serving left.
I think they have a coupon for it too on the Stonyfield website, because the stuff is definitely not cheap!
I might have to pick up some of that chocolate sauce I see you using…I bet it would be really good drizzled over fruit for desser…Dessert is dangerous!

Cherries+Chocolate=A match made in heaven:)

I totally agree with you, frozen desserts constitute the best form of calcium!!!


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