All Good Things

by jenna on March 24, 2010

Happy humpday!

I have a tres busy day in front of me. About to go knock out 30 miles on the bike then have to rush to shower, get ready, and meet Marcy for our last workshop before my first draft is due next Thursday! Then, from there, rushing to the yoga studio to work the desk till 6. All good things though :)

Speaking of good things….

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I may or may not have spotted this just about empty peanut butter jar at Adam and Rocky’s house and snagged it just for this purpose. Muhahahaha ;)
I used 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup almond milk, 1 T ground flax, a banana, a little raspberry jam and a little almond butter on top. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about.
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Time to get crackin’!!! I wish the weather was nicer outside. Hopefully it won’t rain on me while I’m on my bike. :( Last day for Lucie’s super cute hats-–winner will be picked this eve!


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Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 24, 2010 at 8:05 am

Mmmmmmm oats in a jar are the BOMB! I haven’t had Jiff in forever either, it reminds me of my childhood!

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Mary (Food Fit & Fun) March 24, 2010 at 8:09 am

Have fun on your bike ride! =] I never tried oats in a jar…looks delicious!

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Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 24, 2010 at 8:16 am

mmmmm Oats in a Jar! haven’t tried them yet but my Almond Butter jar is getting pretty low…

Enjoy the bike ride!!

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Rachel @ Suburban Yogini March 24, 2010 at 8:21 am

Next Thursday!!! Doesn’t time fly (I’m just working on my proposal) :)

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Madeline @ Greens and Jeans March 24, 2010 at 8:25 am

I had OIAJ this morning too! I wish I had time for a ride today, have fun!

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Marina March 24, 2010 at 8:25 am

Good luck on your ride!
Oats in a jar are the perfect fuel for it :)

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Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 24, 2010 at 8:49 am

Enjoy your ride!!!

Sounds like a tres busy, but tres magnifique day!

Hope it’s a good one :)

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Adam March 24, 2010 at 8:49 am

I always forget to use my Almond Butter jars! ugh!

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Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 24, 2010 at 8:54 am

I love that it’s just a random part of your day to cycke 30 MILES!! Mental lol! If I did that in a week I’d be pleased :)

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Heather (Heather's Dish) March 24, 2010 at 9:02 am

that’s crazy, i can’t believe that you’re first draft is almost due! hope the day is great…i just keep getting more excited about your book as the year rolls along!

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Midgetkeeper March 24, 2010 at 9:34 am

I haven’t had oats in a jar yet, but I think tomorrow is the day, my almond butter jar is ready to go.

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kalli@fitandfortysomething March 24, 2010 at 9:39 am

have not hot oats in a jar in far too long….my hubby always throughs the jars away :(

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Judy (Fitness4Looks) March 24, 2010 at 9:42 am

I love that peanut butter!!!! 30 miles is awesome!

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MMiller March 24, 2010 at 9:43 am

Have a wonderful day Jenna! I love how the smallest things make you happy!
I think I will make a batch of steel cut oats tonight for an easy breakfast the next few days! And maybe some Kodiak cookies!

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Kait March 24, 2010 at 9:46 am

Hope the 30 mile ride went well and the weather held out!!

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Nora@LiveLifeEatRight March 24, 2010 at 10:28 am

I love that something as simple as an empty PB jar can make the BEST of days! My friends dont understand when I get excited about things like this….but I love it!!!

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eatmovelove March 24, 2010 at 10:32 am

I think I asked before…but do you like working at the studio?

Are you able to write during that time?? Or is it busy?

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Jenna March 24, 2010 at 10:44 am

i like how you topped the oiaj with more almond butter :) Yumm!
Jenna

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Jamie in Arkansas March 24, 2010 at 10:50 am

I gave up nut butters for Lent and I have an almost empty Jif jar just WAITING for me!!! It’s been SOOOOO hard. But that’s what the sacrifice is all about, right? :)

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Cole March 24, 2010 at 10:53 am

Yum. I really, really need to try oats in a jar!

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Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) March 24, 2010 at 11:34 am

Your breakfast reminded me that I have a OIAJ ready jar of Blue Diamond Honey Almond butter in my pantry that will be eaten ASAP. Hope you have a great (DRY) bike ride!

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M March 24, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Adam’s house…hmmm…when will you admit you’re dating him? (You’ve had some telling tweets) ;-)

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Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) March 24, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I secretly love Jif and Skippy and Peter Pan peanut butter. Ahhh, it tastes like frosting!

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Judy March 25, 2010 at 2:12 am

Are the oats in the jar just overnight oats, or do you heat it up? If you heat it up, don’t you worry about the plastic leeching into your food?

I stopped using plastic in my microwave (altho I do still use my microwave — occasionally) long before it became “cool”. Just like I started using canvas bags at the grocery store about 20+ years ago.

Just wondering . . .

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All Good Things

by jenna on December 19, 2009

Hi guys!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday :). I had a great Bikram class then had the pleasure of eating lunch with the fabulous BethT and her hubby as they celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary! I took them to the lovely Healdsburg establishment ofCharcuterie!

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I ate lunch here when I first moved to the area a couple months ago and literally have been thinking about the awesome smoked chicken salad ever since. It did not disappoint today!

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The salad has mixed greens, smoked chicken breast, jicama, mango slices and grapefruit in it…all tossed in a dijon dressing. Really, really yummy!
And ummm yeah…….I may or may not have already broken my “no coffee for the month rule” because, well, Beth had never had Flying Goat (the horror!!!!) and she made me order a bittersweet mocha with her after we ate. ;) Geez Beth, what a bad influence.
Later in the afternoon I snacked on some squash while I cleaned out my car and my casa:

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And then had an early dinner of….almond butter and jelly before going to Church.
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Don’t know guys..I was just reallyyyyyyy craving this for dinner. And it tasted SO good to me!
You know what else tasted really (really!) good?!

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Um yeah. This would be a RAW almond joy from Cafe Gratitude. It’s made with coconut butter, dehydrated coconut flakes, agave, raw almonds and raw chocolate. It was probably one of the best things I’ve ever had and now I’m addicted. Note to self: figure out how to make these at home. Stat. That might be dangerous though……they are SOOOOO good!!!!!
I’m exhausted.

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Chelsea December 19, 2009 at 9:02 pm

I love how the bowls at Charcuterie look like bowls that anyone would have in their kitchen :)

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Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 19, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Ahhh I was JUST looking up raw dessert bites to make. Totally bookmarking this and figuring out how to make it!!

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Stef December 19, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Seems like you’re getting all the best that NorCal has to offer! Cafe Gratitude is a 2 minute walk from my house!!! Well, their Berkeley location is, I’m not sure where you picked up your treat. Yum! Huge fan of your blog, btw :)

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Paula December 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm

I love the combo of that salad. I think I might try to duplicate it. ;)

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Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen December 19, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Everything you eat looks good, but this is the first post I’ve read so far where every single thing from every single meal has made my mouth water. Especially that killer salad :)

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Cyndi December 19, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Why would you ever give up coffee???

Or anything good for that matter hehe.

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Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run December 19, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Oh wow, that raw almond joy sounds awesome. I don’t know if I could go a month without coffee either ; )

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Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) December 19, 2009 at 10:51 pm

That salad looks so satisfying – I love salads like that.

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christie, honoring health December 20, 2009 at 4:06 am

A raw almond joy sounds pretty spectacular!

Glad you had fun with Beth T.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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Sarah (Shep) December 20, 2009 at 4:48 am

i think your almondbutter&jelly dinner sounds just fab. :) and raw almond joy? yes PLEASE

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Estela @ Weekly Bite December 20, 2009 at 5:13 am

Love the raw almond joy!

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Jess (Fit Chick in the City) December 20, 2009 at 5:22 am

Ha ha!! How rude of her to force that bittersweet mocha upon you! =) That sort of thing happens to me all the time.

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Stephanie December 20, 2009 at 5:27 am

Ever since the pure2raw twins sent me some of their raw macaroons (also coconut inspired) I have been ADDICTED to these raw desserts — soooo goooood!!!!

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amanda @ fake ginger December 20, 2009 at 5:36 am

I think we can forgive you for having a little coffee. I mean, who can blame you? ;)
That salad looks awesome. I so wish we had fun restaurants around here.

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 20, 2009 at 6:08 am

Raw almond joy sounds sooooo good!!

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Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) December 20, 2009 at 6:23 am

I don’t blame you for indulging in the coffee – I think a life without coffee isn’t worth living. Haha, ok maybe that sounds a little too intense, but I DO love it :-)

Is decaf OK for the yoga month detox? Or is there something in coffee besides caffeine that should be avoided?

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jenna December 20, 2009 at 7:29 am

Megan,

Decaf is fine….or the occasional regular is fine too since I clearly did it and since I’m going to the city today I can’t promise I won’t get the BEST cappuccino EVER at the ferry building. This is why I suck at “rules”. Oh well.

Cyndi,

Personally, coffee makes me bloated and I was trying to “unbloat” myself.

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Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) December 20, 2009 at 6:42 am

That salad looks gorgeous (and delicious). I, too, get random cravings for PB&J english muffins. They always hit the spot.

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eatmovelove December 20, 2009 at 6:56 am

You need to show the inside of that Joy Jenna :)
How is your Church in the new location by the way? Do you go by yourself?
I was also wondering if you ever give yourself a full day off of writing to just “regenerate” or whatever haha!! I don’t what “you writers” do or call it ;) Enjoy your day!

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Erin December 20, 2009 at 7:00 am

Sometimes PB&J just really hits the spot… :)

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Kristen December 20, 2009 at 7:08 am

I don’t know if I could give up coffee for an entire month. It’s too comforting for me. The salad looks so good!

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Rosey Rebecca December 20, 2009 at 7:21 am

I would die without coffee so don’t feel bad. :-) You have just awesome little restaurants near you! I’m jealous!

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diana(mymarble rye) December 20, 2009 at 7:37 am

i wish i went to san fran AFTER I started reading your blog! Now I wanna go back for all these restaurants!

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Maria (realfitmama) December 20, 2009 at 10:32 am

Jenna,
I keep meaning to get some of those Ezekiel muffins, but have forgotten EVERY time I’ve been to whole foods. I’m going to make sure I get them next time cause they look so stinkin yummy! That raw almond joy looked FAB too!

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Karla December 20, 2009 at 10:37 am

Cafe Gratitude has great desserts! How do they make them so good!?!

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Jenna December 20, 2009 at 10:51 am

salad looks delish! chicken is so thin!

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candice December 20, 2009 at 11:45 am

Raw almond joy?! There are places that sell those? I guess only in California, huh…

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Jac December 21, 2009 at 6:08 am

don worry.. i eat this for dinner all the time!

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] March 24, 2010 at 8:44 am

30 miles – you go girl!

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Adam March 24, 2010 at 8:52 am

Cafe Gratitude sounds amazing! I will have to remember that the next time i am in SF!

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Paige (RAN) March 24, 2010 at 9:52 am

Very busy day! Good luck on the 30 miles and with the book workshopping:D

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Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle March 24, 2010 at 3:46 pm

I need to try these oats in a jar very soon!

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Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle March 24, 2010 at 3:46 pm

I need to try these oats in a jar very soon!

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Rebecca March 24, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I love that you stole your friends peanut butter! Great snag!!!

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