A Little Something For Everyone

Posted on February 8, 2010. Filed under: Daily Update, Product Review | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I love hearing that a lot of you have seen the Emmy’s Organics macaroons but just haven’t picked them up yet! Well, I don’t like that last part, but I will say you’re lucky in that I’d never seen these before they showed up at my door and do suggest you give them a shot(Better yet–get a different flavor and tell me how that one is!).

For lunch I “planned” for a fly-by sort of meal where I would just go with whatever’s quick and simple. Who “plans” for grabby meals like that?ย Apparently, me ๐Ÿ™‚ I ended up with a plate that had a little something ย for everyone on it(but all for me really).

2 Eggs, Feta & Spinach Chicken Sausage, Tempeh Bacon, Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookie

The Wow Baking Company Gluten Free Cookie

This was a lot of fat, a lot of protein, and a little bit of carbs, and it totally worked for me! At least at this meal it did. I thought the idea of having (vegan) bacon and eggs was cute, as was the idea of having eggs and chicken (sausage). Sooo why not have it all? And with a gluten free cookie on the side? Perfect! A little something for whatever your eating habits may be. ๐Ÿ™‚ This sausage was a new one to me; I loved how delicious salty it was! It wasn’t very feta in flavor, but it certainly had flavor and would be a perfect basic sausage.

The Wow Baking Company Oregon Oatmeal Cookies

The Oregon Oatmeal cookie was part of the pack fromย The Wow Baking Company. It smelt sooo good! Like fresh cinnamon–yum! I loved the base of the cookie, with rich tones of butter and thick, hearty oats. But the fruit I thought was a little bland and lacking. And this was a LOT of sugar. I mean, what can you expect from a cookie overall? Definitely something fun to eat, but it didn’t really WOW me.

Thumb Cut

I actually was a supreme clutz today. I managed to burn my bicep(yes, my bicep) with the pan I was cooking eggs with. Can’t figure out how one does that? It’s very complicated, and I’m clutzy enough. Later on I got a package from the mail room and managed to slice my hand open with my room key trying to open it. Not a big cut but I did manage to finish off a roll of paper towels throughout the afternoon stopping the bleeding–joy. It was worth it though because the package had goodies from Honest Foods such as this bar I snacked on:

Honest Foods Almond Trail Mix Granola Bar

First off, this bar was another product where the smell was just amazing. This time, I swore I was sniffing an open bottle of amaretto ๐Ÿ˜€ Holy sweetness. But the flavor was underwhelmingly almondy after all that; it was good but had a lot going on with other seeds and fruits. I loved the nutrition, though! Not many bars have a healthy fat source higher than sugar on the ingredient list; that’s rocking! Keeping up with the almond theme, I tried a new butter.

Trader Joe's Almond Butter With Roasted Flaxseeds

Monica convinced me I needed this in my life, so that last time I was at Trader Joe’s I grabbed it off the shelf. As if it weren’t enough of a fat source, I thought I’d throw it over some pudding.

Chocolate Avocado Pudding With Trader Joe Almond Butter

Chocolate avocado pudding made with almond milk, to be exact. The combination of almond and chocolate wasn’t so perfect here–not sure why not ๐Ÿ˜ฆ TJ’s almond butter was awesome and so well salted. But I wasn’t a huge fan of the flax seeds. Too sweet, maybe? And I don’t like having to chew them to get the nutrition from them :-/ What can I say? I’m lazy.

For dinner, I had planned to meet up with some friends in one of the dining halls. At this dining hall, you don’t have to use any meal credits to get in and only pay or what you pick off the line, so I was able to bring my whole meal without using my meal plan. Beforehand, I made some of my favorite foods in the oven in my dorm, wrapped them in foil, and was good to go!

Maple Baked Tofu, Sweet Potato Fries, Roasted Broccoli, Orange Zevia

Roasted Broccoli, Sweet Potato Fries

Better than cafeteria food? I think so. No matter how many times I roast sweet potatoes, they never cease to impress me. I think maple baking tofu is the simplest way to add flavor, but I’m definitely on the lookout for new recipes to switch it up. It was great to catch up with things from the past week in some case and the whole of winter breaks in another; one of my friends is a fellow runner and might have another half marathon to turn me on to! I’ll have to see.ย The only downside was getting into my dorm at 8:30 and thinking “Gosh I’m home late”. And when exactly do I get my senior citizen discount? In myย defense, I have my alarm set for a 6:15 run!

Did this post provoke you to think of new things to try? I’ve found plenty of recipes for almond milk, and it’s much simpler than I would have imagined! I have yet to track down some Jungle Peanuts, but rest assured I will ๐Ÿ˜‰ In the meantime, here’s an appliance giveaway, a coconut oil giveaway, a chocolate giveaway, an iherb giveaway, and another coconut oil giveaway.

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THanks for the linky love on my coconut oil contest!

The Trader Joe’s Almond Butter With Roasted Flaxseeds…good to know. I almost pick up a jar every time i go, then i say, you know, i have 19 other half opened jars, i think i need to pass. Maybe permanently. I like flax seeds, but somehow prob not in PB, either.

The part where you said “meat up with some friends”… are they carnivores or were you plannng to eat meat? It was a most excellent freudian typo.

or Slip.
Not to be confused with your slip of your frying pan. WTF??!!! OMG glad you’re ok!!!!

And question re TJ’s cocoa powder high quality. Well. For 1.99 for a jar, price is right. It’s better than say the cheapest stuff at the groc store which is about 2.99 a can. And it’s infinitely better than say hershey’s. I am not a fan of Green & black’s cocoa powder, tastes dirty and chalky to me and it’s 5.99 for a can half the size. So oz for oz, the TJs is nice. Not amazing, but what is for 1.99 ya know ๐Ÿ™‚

my sister in law just emailed me about that nut butter. flax seeds can get annoying sometimes!

question: any personal favorite brands of GF cookies? all the ones I’ve tried, besides homemade, lack a depth of flavor :\

i have major love for nut butters but i’ve never tried that one from TJs. maybe i’ll have to roll next door to my mom’s and grab a tub ๐Ÿ™‚

I really want t o do this maple baked tofu – is that just tofu, baked with maple? Or are there other weird things you add?
HAHA burning your bicep with a pan..that’s so funny!! ๐Ÿ˜€

haha I totally thought the picture of your thumb was one of your arm (and your wrist was your elbow); was kind of surprised/impressed that you took a picture of yourself shirtless, flexing your arm.

My new favorite way to bake tofu is with honey, olive oil, and soy sauce. Amazing. Also, I’m pretty sure you are the best ever at keeping track of giveaways!

I think you are turning into Voodoo (from RW)…. Lol.

I’m with you, sweet potatoes never cease to impress ๐Ÿ™‚

maple baked tofu sounds awesome! i have some tofu I need to use up and I think I will make some of that this week!!

I LOVe the TJ’s valencia PB so i can only imagine what the AB tastes like!! great buy right there, evan ๐Ÿ™‚

I LOVE that honest foods almond bar!!! I agree– the smell was just like taking a big whiff of amaretto!

i totally have a burn scar on my bicep from the oven…don’t know where, when or how, but i do. no hate. makes us real cooks is all!

and just had my 2nd type of almond butter this morning. thought you’d be proud of me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mmmm, your breakfast plate looks scrumptious! Your poor thumb, though – I hope it feels better soon! That looks like a very ouchy cut!

I’ve been thinking about trying the TJ’s almond-flax butter too… ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay nut butters! ๐Ÿ™‚

SO cool that you brought your gorgeous dinner to the dining hall with you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I used to do that in college too, but my school had a really strict policy about not allowing “outside food” into the dining halls, so I had to sneak in my treats very carefully in my backpack… ๐Ÿ™‚

That almond butter with roasted flaxseeds sounds awesome!!! Oh and I LOVE tempeh bacon!!! YUM!

dang. I need that almond butter!

The dinner you brought to the dining hall looks absolutely amazing. Definitely better than dining hall food! My BF’s mom always buys the TJ’s PB with flaxseeds, and I love it!

By the way- I’m having a PB&Co. giveaway on my blog!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – you have PERFECTED the art of dorm room cooking. Go right a book (and give me a free copy! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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