Being a Lazy Baker

by jenna on September 17, 2009


Today has been a whirlwind for about a million reasons. However, I did get to calm down a little bit and sit behind the desk of my peaceful yoga studio for three hours and that was lovely. Just being in the studio relaxes me, even if I’m not practicing. Today I also wrote an article on the myth of carbo loading and then proceeded to bake cookies. Hahaha! It worked though because the wonderful people at The Lazy Baker sent me one of their cookie mixes to sample. Yay!


I was SO excited! All you need is a stick of butter, an egg and a splash of vanilla. I was all set to go!


I liked this mix a lot because unlike other baking mixes (which I despise…I’m sort of old fashioned), the ingredients in this mix were easy to pronounce and wholesome. Plus, I like adding my own wet ingredients. Dried out milk and egg just gross me out, I don’t know about you.

I did the batter taste-test:


Yep, it passed the test. Only 12 minutes later these popped out of the oven!


They looked delicious but I decided to wait and sample one for dessert (I had eaten enough dough to know they rocked. Trust me).

For a snack I had instead some yogurt + Udi’s


Plus a little less than half a POM tea:


When I got home from work a box was waiting for me…..what could it be??!


gahhhhhh!!! I LOVE THESE!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Tim! Tim runs the site and obviously rocks. Yay!

Dinner was re-heated tofu + orzo and cucumber slices—-


And then finally, I ate two AMAZING cookies :)


I practiced my self restraint….I could have totally eaten the entire batch. They were so soft and delicious!


Epsom salt + bubble bath to soak my shins then 9 miles in the morning!!! Please pray for me…I’m really nervous because my left shin has been giving me hell lately and I’ve never ran this far in my life. Sort of scared.


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Jenna September 17, 2009 at 8:25 pm

the cookies look great and good luck on your run tomorrow! you will rock it :)


Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) September 17, 2009 at 8:38 pm

I LOVE working at the studio too. All the people are so wonderful. It calms me too =)

Glad you had a good day! Hope you get lots of relaxation tonight!


Kelly September 17, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Good luck on your run tomorrow! I hope the shin pain amazingly goes away!


Daria (Summer of the CSAs) September 17, 2009 at 8:47 pm

I don’t like baking with mixes, but those cookies look pretty good. Good luck with the run tomorrow!


Jenna September 17, 2009 at 8:52 pm

What a nice guy Tim is!

Isn’t taste testing the batter, or more like eating spoonfuls of batter… the best part? I sure think so! Those cookies look delish!

Good luck tomorrow on your run. Pace yourself and you will totally kick the booty of those 9 miles :)

Have a wonderful and relaxing evening!


chandra September 17, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Good luck with the run, I’m sure you will do great! Just remember to stay positive and just listen to your body. :-) Can’t wait to hear about it!


Lauren September 17, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Hi Jenna, how do you make your tofu? It looks so good. Can you maybe post the recipe please? :)


Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles) September 17, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Good luck with the run!



Lizzy September 17, 2009 at 8:55 pm

what an easy mix! i remember you putting this on the blog a while back and then it looked amazing too! :)


angieinatlanta September 17, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Yum! Those cookies look great AND easy!

And I am so envious of your Pure Protein haul! Those bars are so yummy, especially warmed up!


Kristie September 17, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Oh my goooosh do those cookies ever look huge and soft and delicious. Yum!

Best of luck with the run, it’ll be wonderful!


Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum September 17, 2009 at 9:01 pm

What yummy treats! I am totally a lazy baker hehe. Have a great day tmrw! :) Yay Friday!!!


Food Makes Fun Fuel September 17, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Those cookies sound sooo good. I’d rather do homemade, but a good box mix is never bad to have on hand


Kristen @ September 17, 2009 at 9:07 pm

Good luck on your run tomorrow, Jenna. Picture yourself running your race in San Francisco with those beautiful bay and ocean views and it will be sure to inspire you to complete your 9 miles. Happy thoughts!


Jen Trinque September 17, 2009 at 9:08 pm

I just said a prayer for your shins – I’m not kidding! Good luck tomorrow :)


Jessica September 17, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Good luck on your run! I will be sending positive thoughts your way!


Matt September 17, 2009 at 9:10 pm

I am sure you will do great tomorrow. Just think of it as one mile at a time!


Emily September 17, 2009 at 9:16 pm

You’ll do great tomorrow, Jenna! Good luck! :)


Deva (Voracious Vorilee) September 17, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Those cookies sound and look delicious :-) It sounds like you had a good day – I hope that your run goes awesomely and that you don’t have any issues with your shin!


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 17, 2009 at 9:22 pm

I need to try those cookies!


Kat (Kat's Daily Plate) September 17, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Good luck on your run tomorrow! You are a brave lady!


Angharad (Eating for England) September 17, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Good luck on the run – I’m running 9 miles on saturday (distance PR) and am also suffering from left shin pain!! Weird. Definitely wishing you lots of luck and happy thoughts!


Cara September 17, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Those cookies = heavenly!

What other flavors does that company make!?!? They look fabulous…


Jolene ( September 17, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Those cookies look SO good!!! They also look pretty healthy – so even better!


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope September 17, 2009 at 9:56 pm

How fun!!! What better way to spend the afternoon than baking? And I love that dinner. Sounds delicious!


Carlota September 17, 2009 at 9:57 pm

these cookies looks so yamie..I would love to have some now!
Good night Jena!


Donna Porter September 17, 2009 at 10:02 pm

The cookies look yummy! Why is it all I ever get in my mailbox are bills? haha


Stephanie September 17, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Oatmeal cherry raisin spice — combo sounds delicious!! And if you say they’re good then I know they are fo’ sure :)


Abby September 17, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Hey Jenna! Don’t worry about the 9 miles! You’ll do fine. If you can do 6, you can do nine. You just have to keep focusing on other things and not what mile you’re on. Around mile 7 or 8, your body forgets it’s working, anyhow! Think about all those cookies that are waiting for you, and how much you deserve them!
You’ll do well!


Jac September 17, 2009 at 10:39 pm

cookies look delish.. ur so lucky to get 2 boxes of those!! hope your shin gets better, have a great day!


Rebekah September 17, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Good luck on your run tomorrow! You’ll do fine!


Katie (yes, I want cake) September 17, 2009 at 11:04 pm

I always get night-before-run anxiety. The hardest part is the night before for me – you will do so well! I’ll say a prayer for you. :-)


maria September 17, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Best of luck with those 9 miles. Can’t wait until I’m pounding those out, but that will still be a while. Also, those cookies look delish!



Ellen (Peace In Motion) September 17, 2009 at 11:55 pm

enjoy the relaxation! the cookies look scrumptious!


sherri September 18, 2009 at 12:03 am

you are going to have a great run, jenna! just start out slow and see how you feel. there’s also nothing wrong with taking a walk break. oh yeah, and a couple ibu before the run won’t hurt either…


meagan September 18, 2009 at 12:30 am

you can do it jenna! i ran a half-marathon almost 2 years ago and nine miles felt more victorious than the whole 13.1…it seemed so outrageous at the beginning, but i did it, by myself, even though i really don’t like running that much. try to find the peace in it—that was what got me through :) take care of your shins!


Tay September 18, 2009 at 12:50 am

Good luck on your long run Jenna!!! You’re almost to double digits! Amazing!


christie, honoring health September 18, 2009 at 5:12 am

Good luck on the long run!!!


Kirsten September 18, 2009 at 6:06 am

Good luck on the run! I’ve been slacking a bit in training for my half in Oct since I’ve been traveling but I need to get back on the wagon this weekend!


Julia September 18, 2009 at 7:12 am

I LOVE your cookies! Will you save one for me?;)

xxx Julia (Taste of Living)


Jenna September 18, 2009 at 8:44 am

those cookies look amazing! :)


Anne Marie@her new weigh September 18, 2009 at 9:25 am

Those cookies look so good!!


Amy September 18, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Do those chips taste at all like avocado?


Stacy September 22, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Hi Jenna,
I was wondering which ‘Amazing Grass superfood’ flavor you recommend? I’ve never had any sort of ‘veggie drink’ and am imagining bad things :) I see there is wheat, green, berry green and chocolate. Any suggestions or imput on any or all?
Thank you so much. I’m a teacher and really think this will help me build the immune system for all these flus going around.


jenna September 22, 2009 at 10:16 pm


I LOVE the berry flavored and also the chocolate amazing meal! Makes a delicious smoothie! :)


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