Lunch

Always Read Directions

Wow. Have you ever made yourself a meal without FULLY reading the directions and it ended up being waaaay more work than you bargained for?! More on that in a bit.

First of all, I have come to the conclusion that no matter what, I’ll never be a smoothie for breakfast type of girl. I need that big bowl of steamy carbs to jump start my engines. Sorry raw foodies, but I really do! I was STARVING again not even 2 hours later this morning and when I say starving, I mean tummy-aching-hunger.

Dr.Kracker + smear of whipped cottage cheese came to my rescue!

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I could literally hear my tummy going “ahhhhhhhh”

After snack & shower, I finished up my grocery list and hit the store. Sadly, I can no longer even pretend that I can afford to shop at Whole Foods. I hate it, but buying organic just is too expensive for me right now….especially now that I am buying food for two and not just myself! In the future I will definitely go back to mostly organic produce and Whole Foods but right now I just can’t swing it. Sigh.

I was pretty proud of myself this morning though because I managed to buy all this for only $72!

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  • frozen corn
  • spinach
  • cucumber
  • thai ginger
  • plum tomatoes
  • beets
  • avocado
  • bell pepper
  • apples
  • napa cabbage
  • cilantro
  • basil
  • mint
  • dried hot chili peppers (!!)
  • brussels sprouts

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  • cinnamon raisin Ezekiel (my fav!)
  • spinach tortillas
  • mini whole whet tortillas
  • extra lean ground turkey
  • whole wheat gnocci
  • black beans
  • 0% Fage (couldn’t find 2% and got really, really sad!!!)
  • interesting sprouted brown rice sushi kit
  • vino
  • mini buffalo mozzarella balls

I thought I did pretty good for $72, considering I got some expensive products like Fage, Ezekiel bread and wine. I still have to go back and buy low fat mexican cheese and butter for a recipe but I don’t know if I have the strength today.

So anyways, I put all the groceries away and flipped open the raw bible to the special recipe that I was SO excited to make for lunch today—-Thai Vegetable Wraps. I started with a very clean kitchen and laid out my two collard leaves, which the sweet produce lady at the store gave me for free since they had fallen away from the bunch.

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I had NO earthly idea how to make these into the cute tight wraps I see elsewhere on the blogworld so I (obviously) consulted Gena’s site as to how to do it. She gives a great tutorial here for us newbies. It seemed pretty easy and I copied her instructions exactly. Then I started to create the inside filling for the wraps and that’s when all hell broke loose.

To be fair, it was a wonderful recipe.

The final product was everything I dreamed it to be and tasted just like restaurant quality. Pretty proud of myself there. However, when you are working in a very very tiny apartment kitchen and there’s about 20 steps and bowls and utensils going on…….well, it can be a bit messy.

I finally produced the spicy cabbage filling, which was shredded cabbage dressed in a sauce of raw almond butter, maple syrup, ginger, a red chile, lemon juice and namu shoyu (I just used tamari).

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I wish I would have been a more aware chef and cut the dressing in half because it called for an entire CUP of my coveted Trader Joe’s raw almond butter. Looks like I’ll be eating nothing but this slaw for the next few days…….it was pretty tasty though, I’ll give it that.

And then about an hour later I finally got around to assembling the wraps. I took each leaf and filled it with slaw topped with thin mango slices, carrot matchsticks, cashew pieces coated in a mixture of olive oil and sea salt and cilantro, mint and basil.

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They turned out very well but the wrap was quite loose. In total I used 2.5 collard leaves for my lunch but I really think I failed on the wrapping part. As I was eating them they totally fell apart and went everywhere. Oops

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My original plan was to make some fresh juice to have WITH my wraps but that idea was vetoed when I was yelling to myself in the kitchen and wanting to just give up and make a peanut butter sandwich.

Like I said though, they were very very tasty and filling! I loved the flavor combination and I’m a huge fan of anything Thai. I honestly don’t think I would make this again just for myself but if I was hosting some sort of raw dinner party someday I would definitely make it then…..just giving myself a lot of time and having a glass of wine ready and within reach.

I then cleaned the kitchen top to bottom and that was that! I’ve got a big bowl ofย  leftover spicy cabbage in the fridge now and 3 more collard leaves left so you can expect to see this again soon seeing as I refuse to waste all that good almond butter. I think that by making this lunch I have totally earned a not-raw snack later in the day so that’s what I’m going to have!

And now here is some random information:

I took a funny leap of faith yesterday afternoon and applied for a 6 month position as the new
Murphy-Goode Wine Lifestyle Correspondent out in Sonoma. Basically, its like American Idol (1 in a million chance) to get the position but after reading about the job I had to say “what do I have to lose??!” So my mom and I busted out the FlipCam and made my application video to send in. The deal is that you all have to go and vote for me for anyone to even give me a second look! It takes only about 1.5 minutes to watch my corny little video and vote so please do it…I would be very thankful! How funny would it be if I actually won?!

Click here to vote for Jenna as the next Murphy-Goode Wine Girl!

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111 Comments

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    Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    May 13, 2009 at 10:56 am

    I had terrible raw food luck today too!! It was awful!! My breakfast did not hold me over AT ALL!

    That’s awesome about the contest! I will definitely vote for you =)

    Enjoy the rest of your day!

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    Jenna
    May 13, 2009 at 11:02 am

    i hope you win! that would be so cool! ๐Ÿ™‚ I think your lunch looks great!!

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    Marissa
    May 13, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Those wraps look great!

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    Katie
    May 13, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Jenna, your lunch looks fab . . . even if it did take an eternity to make ๐Ÿ˜‰ I loved your video, already voted for you! It’s such an exciting opportunity, keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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    runeatrepeat
    May 13, 2009 at 11:20 am

    I actually heard about that and thought about trying out! Good luck!

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    Naji
    May 13, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Yay thats awesome Jenna I just voted for you. hope you win

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    Kaila
    May 13, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Only $72 for all that? You are a super shopper!
    I hear you on the smoothie thing. I think it’s something a person’s stomach has to get used to, using only liquid as morning fuel. Everyone’s different, though.
    I’ll definitely vote for you! But I have to ask, what exactly is a wine lifestyle correspondant? Haha, sorry, clueless here. I hope you win!!

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      jenna
      May 13, 2009 at 11:38 am

      Kaila,

      Hahaha I’m going to be honest…I don’t exactly know but I think it has to do with doing daily wine tastings and blogging about new wine trends. Or at least that’s how I read the job description to mean!!! I know its a total long-shot but I have nothing to lose and think I have just about a good of a chance as any other. It would be pretty sweet!

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    Eliza
    May 13, 2009 at 11:36 am

    you WILL win this contest, I almost guarantee it!

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    Marina
    May 13, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Good luck Jenna! I hope you get it!

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    PRT
    May 13, 2009 at 11:47 am

    I just vote for you! Hope you get it! And as you said, you got nothing to lose.

    How did you manage to buy all that food so cheap? Amazing!

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      jenna
      May 13, 2009 at 11:48 am

      PRT,

      Well I make a list once a week and STICK to it. I actually forgot three things though and need to go back now ..ggrrrr…I still need cheese, butter and almond milk. Oh well. The grocery store I shop at is not fancy or expensive but they have a great produce area with all the veggies in the misters on the wall so you know they are really fresh!

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    Alyssa
    May 13, 2009 at 11:49 am

    I voted for you!!!

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    Amy Pacheco
    May 13, 2009 at 11:50 am

    I just voted for you – three times ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope you win Jenna you would be great for that position.

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    Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    May 13, 2009 at 11:53 am

    What a cool potential job! Ah, to live in Sonoma… I’m going to Napa in three weeks and I cannot wait! How could you not love wine country!

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    Joanie @ The Bright Side
    May 13, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Great video, Jenna! I just voted for you, too. Good luck!

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    Melissa
    May 13, 2009 at 11:57 am

    I voted for you! Good luck!
    The wraps look yummy. I’ve used collard leaves as replacements for tortillas before, but never tried a Thai version. This will go in my meal plan for next week. Thanks!

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    Megan
    May 13, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Hi Jenna,

    I just voted for you. I would LOVE to hear you win so we can follow what you do there on your blog! Can you vote more then once? Thanks, Meg

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      jenna
      May 13, 2009 at 12:02 pm

      Megan,

      I honestly don’t know! I also don’t know if lots of votes promises me an interview but the wine people must see and take into consideration the person that has the most votes…no?! I know I have a one in a million chance of even getting an interview but it would be so cool if it worked out!

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    NJ
    May 13, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Actually so far you are one of only 72 so…

    Your odds are better than mine of getting into my first choice of grad school program… much better.

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    Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    May 13, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    That would be so cool if you won that correspondent job! Good luck!

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    Dee
    May 13, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Hey Jenna~ sorry about your aggravating lunch! Good luck with the job opportunity- I voted for you : )

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    Julia
    May 13, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Good luck with the Murphy Goode Job! It looks very exciting, and I voted for your application!

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    Kati
    May 13, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Jenna, I voted for you; good luck! Sorry about the wraps :< At least they looked delish!!

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    Amanda
    May 13, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Just voted for you.

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    Mindy
    May 13, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    voted! GOOOOO JENNA!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    i don’t think i’ve ever heard you speak before i watched that video lol!

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    Mindy
    May 13, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    OK, i just read about the position and what it offers and such, and all i can say is WOW.. that is a sweet deal. I really hope you get it!! So we can all live vicariously through your experience ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Rachel
    May 13, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I voted for you!! You have some AWESOME credentials! I already knew them but when you say them all at once it sounds amazing! I’d hire you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sorry your lunch wasn’t all that you hoped for. I forgot my lunch on my counter so all I got to eat was a Cliff bar from my desk ๐Ÿ™

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    Rebecca
    May 13, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I voted for you! And watched the video on super low volume at work. What a sweet job!!

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    Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    May 13, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    I think the wraps look delicious. I’d just eat that slaw by itself, though.

    I’m off to vote!

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    brandi
    May 13, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    your wraps look awesome even if they took forever ๐Ÿ™‚

    cute video – I think you’ll get it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Emily L.
    May 13, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOD luck!
    I’m also starving from my smoothie this morning (and I’ve since had a Raw-revolution bar too!) time to go for something more substantial.

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    Kimberly
    May 13, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Good for you! My college suitemate sent in a video audition for America’s Next Top Model and ended up getting selected to be a contestant, so you just never know!! I think you have a better shot than many at winning ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    May 13, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Wow that is dedication!! If a recipe has more than 10 ingredients I usually pass right on by it!! and SO COOL about your video!! Good luck!!

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    Amy
    May 13, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Great looking lunch! I know it isn’t raw, but you might try blanching the greens for 1 minute (just hold onto the stems) and then shocking them. They work so much better as a wrap and take away some of the bite. I love collard wraps like this ๐Ÿ™‚

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    mh
    May 13, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    you are so cute! I voted for you! I hope you win, but could you bring Ryan with you to join in?haha! havea great day girl
    Mel

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    Laura Brandon
    May 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    I voted for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kelly
    May 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Good luck! Your video was good…you got my vote ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Nicole
    May 13, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Just voted and I think you have a great chance!! You are great on camera and I looooove your writing!

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    Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    May 13, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Those Gia Russa gnocchi are some of my favorites!! I made a great recipe w/goat cheese and basil and gnocchi ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Natalie
    May 13, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Just voted! Your video was great! Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

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    jessnyc
    May 13, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    i think it’s awesome you applied for that position! and you’re right, what is there to lose?! might as well give it a shot ๐Ÿ™‚ i voted, and hope you win, you deserve it in my humble opinion!

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    Jenni
    May 13, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    I voted!! Just waiting for a confirmation email…good luck!

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    Babycakes
    May 13, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    I just voted for you Jenna! I hope you win!!!

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    Run Sarah
    May 13, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Good luck! I love those fun wraps ๐Ÿ™‚

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    courtney
    May 13, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Cheers! You’re so cute ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck, Jenna! I am going to make my family and friends vote for you too!

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    sue
    May 13, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    i would have been sad to use up a whole cup of almond butter too- but those wraps do look really yummy! that job sounds so cool- i’ll be voting for you!

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    Angie
    May 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Voted!

    Those still look, and sound, damn good!

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    christy
    May 13, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Hi Jenna~
    I have seen you eating whipped cottage cheese. Is it packed like that? Or do you make it whipped? If so, how do you make it? Sorry so many questions. I like using cottage cheese for an easy way to get my protein in. I hope you are having a great week so far:) ~Christy~

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    Tara
    May 13, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I went and voted for you!

    Those wraps look good, but I had a similar project where I failed to read through the recipe and wound up doing waaaay more work than I had intended. However, the outcome was tasty, much like yours!

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    Lauren
    May 13, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Aww, your video was sooo good!!! I voted for you! I really hope you get it! Good Luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Rachel
    May 13, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Wahoo, I voted for you! And we must have brain-to-brain this week, as I got those same tortillas and ground turkey. Hope to see what yummy stuff you make with our similar ingredients!

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    Sheri
    May 13, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    I voted for ya! GOOO Jenna! That would be a great job.

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    Red Head, Yellow Dog
    May 13, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    voted for you!!! good luck! I hope you get it!

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    Fitzalan
    May 13, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I’m interested to see what you think of the brown rice sushi kit. I have bought it before and it was a good emergency go-to (i.e. keep in the office desk drawer) but if I had access to a kitchen to make something better, I would have. I found the kit in itself a bit of a letdown. Maybe i’m a sushi snob? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Off to vote for Jenna.

    Happiness Awaits

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    Lindsay
    May 13, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Jenna, that job looks awesome, and PERFECT for you! I just voted, and I have a really good feeling about it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Caitlin
    May 13, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    voted for ya!! cute vid ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jen
    May 13, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Just voted for you, Jenna, so best of luck beating out the competition!

    I’m always really hesitant to use a lot of any nut butter, which means I don’t make peanut butter cookies often even though I loveee them. ๐Ÿ™ I just can’t part with a whole cup of my peanut butter!!

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    Becky
    May 13, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    I hope you win! What an amazing experience that would be for you (and all of us who enjoy your blog)!

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    Michelle @ Find Your Balance
    May 13, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Two things! My favorite raw breakfast is raw whole oat groats soaked overnight with raisins. In the morning, just blend in the blender. It’s looks like oatmeal, tastes like cold cereal. Some fruit and cinnamon and you’re good to go!

    For the collard wraps, they get messy huh? I sometimes blanch the leaves and wrap them up tighter. Here’s directions! http://www.findyourbalancehealth.com/2009/03/green-wrap-up-and-a-statement-about-vegetarianism/

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    weight and meditate
    May 13, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Jenna, I used all three of my email addresses to vote for you, even though that’s cheating! I read about the position, 10 grand a month!?!?!?! For six months! So awesome, I really hope you get it!

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    katie s
    May 13, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    That sounds awesome, Jenna! I think that job would be so perfectly for ya!! I hope you get it!! I voted for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Gena
    May 13, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Hey cutie!
    You did an amazing job!
    You can always steam the collards if you want: makes them so much easier to handle. You can also marinate them in lemon and olive oil and salt for 30 minutes to an hour.
    I just posted a tutorial on young coconuts!

    xoox

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    Cate
    May 13, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    You are so cute… Voted!

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    Matt (NoMeatAthlete)
    May 13, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    I see you bought some gnocchi, my favorite! But for the most part, premade gnocchi is terrible compared to the real thing. Have you ever tried making it from scratch? It’s really not hard, and with the right sauce (like cauliflower-gorgonzola), it is one of the most heavenly, comforting dishes you’ll ever eat. And a nice Italian red makes it all the better.

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    Sharon
    May 13, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Just voted for you! Good luck!

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    Jordan
    May 13, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Hey Jenna, I voted for you! This lady might be hard to beat though…

    http://www.areallygoodejob.com/video-view.aspx?vid=3oKxH-XKP_Q

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    Amber
    May 13, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Voted! and if you win and come out to sonoma I will come say hi =)

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    alison
    May 13, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    That wrap looks great!
    I found that buying ground turkey rather than ground turkey breast is a good cost-saving tip. I use it rarely enough that I don’t mind the extra calories/fat too much.

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    Andrea
    May 13, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Hahaha, the link that Jordan posted is too funny. I voted for you ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you win!

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    Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    May 13, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Just voted for you…good luck!!!!!!

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    Tamara
    May 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Great job! You got my vote!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lindsey (fiteats)
    May 13, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Awesome video! I loved it and voted for you! I totally hear you about wishing you could shop at whole foods. We don’t have one close by but if we didn’t I wouldn’t be able to shop exclusively there either!

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    Kim
    May 13, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Jenna..

    I voted for you! Good luck!!

    I hear you about Whole Foods. I would love to shop there exclusively, however, it is way too $$. Both my son & I eat gluten-free due to Celiac Disease, so some of the food can be super $$.
    Kim

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    Marcela
    May 13, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I loved voting for you. You do know that you are going to get this position don’t you? I know you feel it. Good luck!

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    Johanna B
    May 13, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Jenna, I just watched your awesome video. It was nice to put a voice to your face. I participated in Raw Wednesday by having a huge salad of fresh vegetables with raw dressing from our tiny health food store. For a snack I had a piece of fresh fruit. My stomach feels fine this afternoon (it usually doesn’t after a meal in our cafeteria). Looking forward to learning more about the raw lifestyle.

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    Becca
    May 13, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Hi! I voted for you without even watching the video ๐Ÿ™‚
    Question: What is whipped cottage cheese? Do you make it yourself?

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      jenna
      May 13, 2009 at 3:07 pm

      Becca,

      Thanks for your support! I don’t make the cottage cheese—I buy it. It is Friendship brand but seems to be very hard to find. Look for it at your local store with the other cottage cheeses!

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    sirenjess
    May 13, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    How do those spinach wraps taste? I saw them at my sun harvest and I was wondering if they were worth buying. Thanks

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      jenna
      May 13, 2009 at 3:39 pm

      Sirenjess,

      I honestly don’t know because I’ve never tried them. I bought them today for a recipe I’m making tomorrow! I’ll let you know!

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    Dayna
    May 13, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Great video Jenna! I voted for you. I am a nutrition major and have been really considering going to culinary school lately, you have really inspired me to look further into achieving that goal!

    Dayna

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    Jennifer
    May 13, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Jenna, what is the brand of whipped cottage cheese you have? I can’t stand the texture of regular cottage cheese but would be willing to try it whipped!

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    Shannon @ TheDailyBalance
    May 13, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    wraps look awesome! Even if they took forever! Good luck with the contest ๐Ÿ˜‰ – you rocked it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    ash
    May 13, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    hey Jenna i have NO idea what the murphy wine thing-o is but i voted for ya! lol hope you win

    ash

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    K
    May 13, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    VOTED!! The recipe at least sounds yummy ๐Ÿ™‚ Great grocery haul!

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    Jaclyn
    May 13, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Jenna, I voted for you! I think you’d be perfect for it, good luck!

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    Mary
    May 13, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Voting done, best of luck Jenna! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Shelbney
    May 13, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Just Voted!!! You are too cute! I really hope you get this Jenna, you sooo deserve it!

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    Kristine
    May 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    That’s awesome! I voted for you and I hope you win! What an amazing experience that would be! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    May 13, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    My mother-in-law told me about an A-MAZING fruit and produce stand/store (it’s really tine) on Manhattan. It is super cheap and the guys that run it are so nice. They are constantly giving her discounts and free produce to try. I can’t remember the name, but if you turn left onto Manhattan from Bay to Bay it’s just a little ways down on the right. It is before Dairy Joy, so if you pass that you’ve gone too far.

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    Susan
    May 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Voted!! Sending good vibes your way so you get it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    laura
    May 13, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    i already voted for you!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    May 13, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Hey Jenna!
    Just wanted to let you know that certain items are definitely cheaper at WF than at Publix! Like tempeh at Publix (in Miami) is $2.99 and I can get some at WF for $2.25! BUT the coconut milk yogurt is like 15 cents cheaper at Publix than at WF. Just so ya know ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Shelby
    May 13, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Sorry about the wraps, mine didn’t hole well either. It’s good that the filling was tasty though!

    I’m totally voting for you ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Kathleen
    May 13, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    My vote is in. The wraps look yummy! I have no patience for major prep, so I’d fail and grab the wine way sooner than most :o)

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    kirsten
    May 13, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    good luck Jenna ! already voted, I think you have this in the bag ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jewels
    May 13, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Awesome video! You remind me of Reese Witherspoon!

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    Kiersten
    May 13, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I can’t live off raw food either, it leave me starving an hour later. Those wraps still sound yummy though.

    Good luck with the contest!

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    Nadia
    May 13, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Voted for you earlier today…good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Heather
    May 13, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Voted for you Jenna! I’ve been having a tough raw food day too. For a snack, I had two raw dates sprinkled with raw coconut. There were delicious! Unfortunately, being at school does not permit for much raw dinner options but I’m doing my best. Next week, when I come home, I can get on track! Have a wonderful day!

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    Kelly
    May 13, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Of course we will all vote for you- that sounds like an AMAZING job ๐Ÿ™‚
    I agree with you about the smoothies. I really don’t eat them because they don’t keep me full as long as eating whole food- I don’t know if it’s a mental thing or what for me!

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    Danielle
    May 13, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    That’s what is making me nervous about going raw… confusing and complicated recipes… but I really hope I can figure it out. I’m so intrigued!

    In other news, I just voted FOR YOU ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Nicole
    May 13, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    That slaw looks delish, even though it took up so much of your almond butter! And good luck with the contest, we’re all pullin’ for ya ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Raffi
    May 13, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    if you can’t afford organic produce, at least get orgranic apples. The non orgranic ones are sprayed at least 17 times from growth to pick I hear. Then waxed. I was told if I change 2 things in my house to organic they should be milk and apples.

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    Caroline
    May 13, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Great groceries! I just bought that same cinnamon raisin bread the other day, and I can’t wait to try it out!

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    Kim
    May 13, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    I made sure to vote for you too. I hope you get it! I live a little over an hour away from there so I’ll definitely come say hi if you move there ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Hangry Pants
    May 13, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    I love the video – good luck!

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    Jess
    May 14, 2009 at 10:20 am

    You could save a little money by baking your own bread. I’ve been doing that and it’s fun.

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    Emily
    May 14, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Seriously, that cracker and cottage cheese looks like the yummiest! And of course I voted for you. ๐Ÿ˜‰ -e

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    tina
    May 16, 2009 at 8:10 am

    voted just now. It was so nice to put a voice to the words I’ve been reading! Good luck!

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