Trial Tuesday and an Itemized List #4

Item– I have scheduled this blog post to go up at 9am because I am on the ferry heading to the mainland for session number 2 with my trainer. In an hour she will be handing my ass to me in a workout followed by a 45 minute spin class that will have me leaving a very large puddle of sweat (and possibly pee) beneath the bike. I feel bad for the next person using it.

Item– I have signed up for A Healthy Mrs Blogger Holiday Gift Exchange! If you would like to join in the holiday gift exchange hop on over and sign up before November 30th.

Item– I’m really missing Big 1 and Big 2. They grew up and left the nest too soon for this mama. Little misses them too and we are all looking forward to being able to spend time together at Christmas.


this happens every time I try to get a “nice” family picture

Item– I finally got around to creating my training schedule for Around the Bay. Running 30k scares the poop out of me. Heck, who am I kidding running makes me poop so this should be like any other run except it has crowds and a Grim Reaper waiting for me at the top of the final hill. I hope there are potties or bushes along the route.

Now on to Trail Tuesdays with Jan at Sprouts n Squats

STUFT Mama’s N’Oats

Here in the Dunwaetin household we are trying to cut the amount of gluten and grains we eat so when I came across STUFT Mama’s N’Oats recipe last week I just had to try them.

I picked up two large cans of pumpkin because when I buy food I always buy more than I need. I’m sure there is a deep psychological reason for this but I’ll save that session for my therapist. Unless you have some suggestions as to why I always buy more than I need … that would save me the $150 session fee.

The recipe as I made it.

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 Tbsp almond flour
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • splash of vanilla
  • dash of pumpkin pie spice
  • squeeze of Agave nectar

Whisk all ingredients (except Agave) in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes (until egg is cooked).  Plop into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings. I chose to top my N’Oatmeal with Agave nectar, cashew butter and pumpkin seeds.


This recipe makes a lot of food … more than I could eat and there was no one home for me to hand it off to when I got full. If I’m being honest here (and I am) I had a hard time getting past the texture, it was too much like baby food for me and the gag reflex kicked in a third of the way through the bowl. Me and my texture aversions and had nothing to do with the taste.

I loved that it tasted like eating a bowl of pumpkin pie and how filling it was so I will be making it again with a few changes. I will be halving the amount of pumpkin purée and replacing it with an equal amount of pumpkin seeds to give it a less baby-food texture.


What new things have you tried this week?

Pumpkin pie lover or hater?

Meet Anita

I am a wife to a retired Army Captain and present day shepherd, a mother to two Big's (20 & 19) and one Little (6) and new to running at the age of 42. I am hopelessly addicted to Starbucks Peppermint Mocha's. My family thinks I am crazy. The voices in my head say they may be right.

16 Thoughts on “Trial Tuesday and an Itemized List #4

  1. Pumpkin pie lover—although it has to be cooked; I don’t like pumpkin puree on it’s own, and I am not a fan of pumpkin smoothies.
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  2. Pumpkin Pie, hate it. Always have. I think it’s the color, is that weird, that’s weird isn’t it? I tried a new weight workout this week. It was a kettleball workout focusing on core strength, hated it. But, I’ll do it again because it worked.
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  3. I am indifferent about pumpkin pie, I don’t hate it but don’t see the appeal either. For me, I am a key lime pie kinda girls, otherwise, I can leave pie behind without a second thought.

    I tried a few new workouts this week as well as 3 new recipes in the kitchen, I am on vacation this week so that was my goal!
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  4. You crack me up! I feel bad for people who use equipment after me as well:). Well the pumpkin thingy looks tasty. Let us know if it’s better with your changes!
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  5. A 30k would scare me two..but then you will become an ultra runner! so excited for you.
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    • I’m not sure if 30k makes me an Ultra runner but I’m sure it will make me sore and tired! Still haven’t pulled the trigger on registering but have given myself until the 1st of December. Training starts Monday 😀

  6. 1. French Silk
    2. Pecan
    3. Key Lime
    4. Apple
    5. Blueberry

    Pumpkin probably wouldn’t make my top ten, but I wouldn’t turn it down, because pie’s a lot like pizza (and some other things). Even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good.
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    • I haven’t had a French Silk pie but it sounds decadent. You’re comment made me laugh! Thanks for stopping by my little world on the web 😀

  7. I love pumpkin pie! I’m going to pin this and try it next week when I’m not cooking so much! Love the idea.

  8. Such a shame about the texture when the taste was so good!

    I hope you had a good session with your trainer, I love a trainer that works you so hard you feel like you are going to die! :)

    Can’t wait to hear about your 30k training plans.

    Thanks for linking up to Trial Tuesdays again <3
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    • I did try it again with less puree and more seeds, it was a much better texture for me. :)

      The trainer is amazing, she pushes me more than I would ever push myself and I can barely lift my arms above my head to wash my hair today.

      30k training plan is all set and ready to go on Monday … yikees! 😮

      Thanks for hosting the link up, you’re one awesome Aussie! :)

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