Dessert/ Dinner

Cake To Go

I ate a quick dinner last night before heading to school early to work out more scheduling/externship issues. I’m actually at school right now—my new class starts tonight so I needed to get here early anyways to secure a seat and get all prepared!

I had been craving Indian food all afternoon at work and I was just so lucky to have one more Indian frozen meal in my freezer just waiting for me. This one was Channa Masala–the yummy chickpea dish that always leaves you craving more! This meal, like the one I had previously, did not fail me. It tasted exactly like the Channa Masala I tasted in an Indian restaurant a few weeks ago! It was spicy, rich and left me feeling full and satisfied, especially because I served it atop a mound of fluffy whole wheat couscous. I also had a small salad on the side with woodstock dressing.

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Of course I had to pack a slice of Coconut-Lemon cake for dessert later. How funny am I, packing cake for a snack later while I’m in cake class?! Who does that?!

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    VeggieGirl
    June 9, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Enjoy your new class tonight! And that extra slice of cake :0)

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    amanita
    June 9, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    “packing cake for a snack later while Iā€™m in cake class?! Who does that?!”

    well, i’ve got the answer: I bet you’re not paying for your classes but your parents are, because if you were, you would try what you bake, or at least, try to bake something using some of your ‘new’ knowledge and skills ‘you’ve’ acquired. but instead, you just go there and follow the instructions and then go home.
    so, what I’m trying to say is that, you pack cake to take to cakes class because you don’t seem to relate to what you’re doing, and don’t want to be like any pastry chef because you pretend you are healthy which, in your head, most pastry chefs are not.

    sorry for that Jenna. but I couldn’t help it: you were almost screaming for that answer girl!

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    Lauren
    June 9, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    what does masala taste like?

    Someone else might know too.

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    healthyceliac
    June 9, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    That dinner looked delicious, especially considering it came from a frozen meal!
    And, cake to go…genius.

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    Becca A
    June 10, 2008 at 12:34 am

    I’m excited to see your projects from this class!

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    Liz
    June 10, 2008 at 1:46 am

    I posted this on Kath’s blog but I am interested in everyone’s opinons
    on how they think and feel about food compared to their moms. Are you more restrictive, paranoid, obsessed, and conscious or are you more relaxed, passionate, informed and adventurous. Do you feel your mother influenced the relationship you have with food today?

    What do you think?!

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    jenna
    June 10, 2008 at 3:09 am

    amanita,

    You’re quick. Actually I am paying for every cent and I took it all out in student loans but you didn’t bother to find that out before you jumped to conclusions, did you? You might want to next time when you think you have all the answers. I’ll come to you next time I have a question. Thanks.

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    Danielle
    June 10, 2008 at 3:38 am

    Way to handle that ridiculous comment in a mature way Jenna, I just didn’t know what to make of it. Your dinner looks deliciously satisfying and quick, I am going to be on the lookout for that brand of frozen Indian for sure! Hope you enjoyed your Coconut-Lemon cake šŸ™‚ and have another good night @ class!

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    Richelle
    June 10, 2008 at 6:18 am

    Ahh I crave Indian food all of the time. Veggie pakora and naan bread, YUM! But that frozen meal doesn’t look bad at all!

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    G
    June 10, 2008 at 6:32 am

    Can I please also add that even if your parents were, in fact, paying your tuition, why is it anyone’s business but your own? I’ll give you props for doing this on your own with student loans, but whatever you do is your own business. Don’t let the crazies get to you, Jenna!

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    Lauren
    June 10, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    I agree with G!

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    Lindsay
    June 10, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Amanita,

    you clearly don’t know Jenna at all. Jenna is in school – on her own dime – to learn the basics and then make wonderful, healthy VEGAN pastries for the rest of the world. She is a RARE gem and a wonderful person! Take your bad attitude elsewhere! & Stop ASSuming things about people.

    Way to go Jenna for handling such a rude and uncalled for attack with poise.

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    Mel H
    June 10, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    amanita’s comment was so ignorant! Jenna, you have more poise than i do bc that would have really pissed me off…I hate when people pre judge!keep up the great work jenna

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    ryan
    June 10, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Not only is Amanita way off on the financial aspects, but this class is a decorating class using fake cakes, you dont eat that. And if you read the blog at all, Jenna tries tons of the things she learns in class. Her stated goal all along has been to learn how to do the techniques then try to make the same thing in a healthy manner.
    Your ingornance is screaming for that girl

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    tfh
    June 10, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Jenna, you have a very funny boyfriend. (Or shall I say, you have a very funny boyfriend, girl.) Honestly, I think anybody who has ever been an undergrad has tried the “eat/drink whatever you can get for free meal plan,” which isn’t exactly stellar for providing the mental and physical energy required to work and go to school. Or was that just me and my donut shop employment?

    Just to respond to Lauren’s question about masala from above…usually it refers to a spice mixture which can be made different ways, but typically includes cumin, cinnamon, cloves, chili powder, etc. I buy the chana masala powder from Indian grocery stores– it gives a flavor similar to restaurants. But I guess I’m bad at describing flavors other than to say if you enjoy spicy things that are more complex than just chili, you’ll love it!

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    Diana
    June 10, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Jenna, you have a very funny boyfriend. (Or shall I say, you have a very funny boyfriend, girl.) Honestly, I think anybody who has ever been an undergrad has tried the “eat/drink whatever you can get for free meal plan,” which isn’t exactly stellar for providing the mental and physical energy required to work and go to school. Or was that just me and my donut shop employment?

    Just to respond to Lauren’s question about masala from above…usually it refers to a spice mixture which can be made different ways, but typically includes cumin, cinnamon, cloves, chili powder, etc. I buy the chana masala powder from Indian grocery stores– it gives a flavor similar to restaurants. But I guess I’m bad at describing flavors other than to say if you enjoy spicy things that are more complex than just chili powder, you’ll love it!

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