Getting Grounded

by jenna on December 14, 2009

Hello 🙂

I just got back from a 90 minute hot power flow yoga class and I’m just a big, open ball of love (and sweat) right now as a result. Looots of heart openers, back bends and chatarungas….I think I FINALLY found a studio that I love here in California and I’m asking for classes from Santa ;). I miss my home studio sooo much and nothing compares, but I think this place might grow on me.

When I got home from yoga I was half starved and threw together a monster salad for lunch—


I used spinach, leftover kabocha, cucumber, red bell pepper, a falaful sunshine burger, hummus and hot sauce.

With half a mango on the side—


+ double bergamot tea 🙂


Time to crack down on writing! There’s a potential tofu party at Hardy’s tonight…stay tuned!

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Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen December 14, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I love the way you put salads together that look amazing…any tips on grocery shopping for things that could work to just go in a huge salad? Always looking for ideas 🙂


Liz December 14, 2009 at 12:29 pm

I used to eat at least a mango everyday when I was young. I swear I rarely get sick because of it! So delish!


Evan Thomas December 14, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Lol, I’ve never heard of a tofu party, that’ll be something to look out for


amber December 14, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Yumm! OKay I guess I need to go make myself some lunch! Glad you found a yoga studio that might work!


Chelsea December 14, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I had Kabocha squash last year in my CSA box and didn’t like it. With all your raving, I picked one up at Whole Paycheck and I’ll be trying it soon. Hopefully, it’s better than last years!


rungirlrunn December 14, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Yum, mango!!


christie, honoring health December 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Hoooray, I am so glad you found a studio that you like. I recently changed studio’s when i started my yoga teacher training and have fallen in love with a new place. I never thought I would find a place that fit the way my first studio did but now, I truly feel like I have come home.


Diana @ frontyardfoodie December 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Hot yoga, something I’ve always wanted to try but have never gotten to. Maybe some day!


Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) December 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm

I wanna go to a tofu party!!


Estela @ Weekly Bite December 14, 2009 at 12:37 pm

So glad you found a yoga studio you enjoy!

I always feel better after a good yoga class 🙂


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 14, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Tofu party would not be on my list, but I’m sure it will be a blast!!


VeggieGirl December 14, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Love the tea mug!


Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run December 14, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Yoga + tofu…what could be better!


Jenna December 14, 2009 at 12:54 pm

tofu party! wow, sounds like fun!


Pam December 14, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Sounds like fun!



Kelly B. December 14, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Hey Jenna…will you post your favorite way to prepare kabocha squash? Thanks!


Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 14, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Great looking salad! oh and congrats on finding a good yoga studio 🙂


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 14, 2009 at 1:08 pm

That’s great that you found a good yoga studio– it can be pretty hard to find a good one. A “tofu party,” huh? I’m intrigued 🙂


Anne December 14, 2009 at 1:17 pm

It is so hard when you find a studio & teacher you love… and then you have to move. I have finally found THE BEST yoga teacher in SF (in my personal opinion). Let me know if you want the details… He is amazing.


Whitney @ Lettuce Love December 14, 2009 at 1:24 pm

I still miss my yoga instructor from freshman year of college — and that was almost 6 years ago. Congrats on finding a new place 🙂


Ameena December 14, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Your salad looks great! Congrats on finding a new yoga place too!


amanda December 14, 2009 at 1:29 pm

The mango did look amazing. I am horrible at trying to cut them apart tho. 🙁


lz December 14, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Jenna, it’s fantastic that you finally found a yoga studio you enjoy! The best yoga studios just give you this sense of reassurance once you walk in the door; it’s incredibly calming. Your hot power class sounds super… backbends are the BEST!


Sarah (Oc2Seattle) December 14, 2009 at 1:38 pm

You’re convincing me that I need to get back to yoga. Glad you found a studio you like!


Meagan December 14, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Haha Jenna I don’t think you’ve had a boring dinner yet in Cali. 😀 have fun!!


Joelle (The Pancake Girl)) December 14, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Yummy looking salad!


rebecca lustig December 14, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Isn’t hot yoga THE best?!


Katie December 14, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Mango LOVE!

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Sam (Merit to the Carrot) December 14, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Looks like a scrumptious lunch!


ellen eats beets December 14, 2009 at 2:18 pm

The salad and mango look so refreshing!


Mo @MommyRD December 14, 2009 at 2:26 pm

I’ve just started doing a hot yoga class that I love. There’s something about the heat that makes it more of an experience than other yoga classes. I felt so cleansed!


Shannon December 14, 2009 at 3:06 pm

I had to get a kabocha after hearing you talk about it all the time…I just roasted it and man it was so good! Thanks for the new food tip!!


Karla December 14, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Salad looks yummy!

Tofu party! Sounds like fun! Can’t wait to see a recap!


candice December 14, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Your salad looks delicious. Mango is still delicious in California?! Man, I’m jealous!


Light Delight with TouTou December 14, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Tofu party??/ sounds coool. can’t wait to see the pictures;-D


Jil December 14, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Your salad looks lovely! And fresh mango…yummm.


Katy @ These Beautiful Feet December 14, 2009 at 3:19 pm

So happy you found a great yoga place. I feel like that’s the one place you can leave just feeling the weight of the world lifted off your shoulders even if the poses kill sometimes! Speaking of which, I need to hit up yoga this week! 🙂


Dad December 14, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Santa is coming……..
Love Dad


Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) December 14, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Tofu party! That sounds amazing, and something that’s specifcally foodie oriented. Haha. Have fun lady!


Kasey December 14, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Your Cali friends seem like so much fun!


eatmovelove December 14, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Tofu party? Take pics!
Glad you found a great studio.
I don’t go to studios often now – expensive(!) and honestly it takes too much – at least a 1/2 hour drive…so I try to do it at home – try being the operative word. Oye – I suck lately :(.
Your salad looks good – uber duber healthified if you ask me!
Oh and that’s great that your parents are coming to you – that’s what it’s all about anyhow -family and friends. Cheers girl 🙂
How are doing with getting the wrting done? Any writer’s block?? Fears? Love to hear about it!


Emily L. December 14, 2009 at 6:33 pm

I read an obscene amount of wedding blogs, and it seems like everyone who is gorgeous get’s married in Healdsburg. I keep peaking at the pics of guests, expecting to see you in the background. Spotted any fabulous weddings since you’ve moved?


Kristine December 14, 2009 at 6:54 pm

There’s a tofu party at Hardys?! That is pretty much the best thing I have heard all day! YES! 🙂


Heather @ Sugar & Spice December 14, 2009 at 7:07 pm

The salad and mango looks so good! Hope the tofu party was fun, let us know how the food was! 🙂


Cynthia (It All Changes) December 15, 2009 at 7:44 am

Finding a studio you love is great. I wish I had more options around here. We only have one studio locally and they are okay but not great. I take classes occassionally but usually just end up doing it at home. I miss the studio I went to in Colorado that was awesome.


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