Moderation is Key

by jenna on August 10, 2010

Mental health day was a success! I won’t go into too much detail, but there were pedicures and trashy magazines involved.

It was amazing.

You know what was even more amazing though?

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BBQ.

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For some reason, all I could think about today was pulled pork. When your newly pedicured toes make you think of little piggies going to market you know it’s gone too far. Luckily for me, I date a Texan who’s always down for some good ol’ Southern cookin’.
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So, naturally, we went to our very favorite Sonoma County barbecue establishment—Smokehouse.
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I ordered the usual, the North Carolina pulled pork dinner with sides of cowboy beans and slaw.

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The best thing though was the cornbread, I’d have to say.

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Woooahhhhhhhhhhh honey!

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It’s all about everything in moderation, friends. Everything in moderation….

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Still Life in Southeast Asia August 10, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Jenna,

Happy Mental Health day!

I am curious to hear what your parents have to say about the JetBlue flight attendant who used the evaculation slide. Do they think his dramatic exit was warranted or that he should be kept in jail? Do tell.

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Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) August 10, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Jenna, it must be said: You’re TOO gorgeous!

Anywho, pedicures, honey topped cornbread, and chocolate chip cookies should be integrated in the treatment of clinically depressed people. How could those three things not lift someone’s spirits?

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Krista (kristastes) August 10, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Mental health days are some of my favorite days EVA. Glad you enjoyed yours :) oh and that cookie…must. bake. tomorrow.

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Samantha @ Food Edu August 10, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Yumm…. & Tapatio too? Perfection.

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Amanda August 10, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Pedicures and BBQ? It sounds too good to be true : )

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Heather August 10, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Glad you enjoyed your mental health day, trashy magazines are usually involved in mine too :-)

Dinner looks yummy!

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Allie (Live Laugh Eat) August 10, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Haha love that face :) There’s no such thing as moderation when it comes to BBQ, pedicures and trashy mags.

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sarah (the SHU box) August 11, 2010 at 2:41 am

so therapeutic! i applaud the mental health day :) i think they should be built into regular work schedules.

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polly August 11, 2010 at 3:53 am

My favorite post ever.
It included Almanzo story, the beautiful YOU, and just plain ol’ eats and love and life.

YOU are treasured and loved, my sweet little sis!!!
XOXO
Pol

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Allie August 11, 2010 at 4:01 am

great mental health day. now if they’d only bring some legit BBQ up to new england.

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Angharad August 11, 2010 at 4:13 am

Um yeah. I need to start making pedicures and pulled pork part of my mental health days! Im glad you photograhed the tapatio – that stuff rocks my world. Yay for texans who love bbq. Cant wait to see where he takes you in austin!

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eatmovelove August 11, 2010 at 4:16 am

I love beans as a side dish – to pork is even better.
I think your day was a success.

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Abby August 11, 2010 at 4:22 am

Yaaaay for mental health day!! I like your style, I think pulled pork has to be one of my all time favorite things in the world… nothing like it! And the cornbread, WOW, that looked amazing!
It is so important to take time for yourself, kudos to you!!

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katie August 11, 2010 at 4:39 am

What’s better for mental health than some BBQ in the summertime? Nothing.

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 11, 2010 at 4:44 am

Oh man, I haven’t had bbq in so long…it’s a lot less fun as a vegetarian :-)

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Suzanne de Cornelia August 11, 2010 at 5:03 am

Gorgeous pix of you! Saving the world one pedicure & plate of barbque at a time. If the poor maxed-out JFK flight attendant had followed suit we wouldn’t be reading about his f-bombs, swiped beer, jumping the ‘chute and landing in jail. Just sayn’. ;)

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jenna August 11, 2010 at 5:12 am

:) I’ve been craving pull pork BBQ like nobodies bussiness!! yum! that corn bread looks amazing!

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Heather @ Sugar & Spice August 11, 2010 at 5:30 am

Pedicures and BBQ sounds like an amazing combo – glad it worked as a mental health day!

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elliebelle August 11, 2010 at 5:33 am

I just made caramel corn with a kick using tapatio last night! :)

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Nicole - yuppie yogini August 11, 2010 at 5:38 am

You can take the girl out of the south…

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faith @ gracefulfitness August 11, 2010 at 5:42 am

Yes, everything in moderation. This is a concept I have been trying to put into practice for over a dozen years and I feel like finally, at 29 and not a moment to soon, I am starting to live it. And I feel fantastic!

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Amelia August 11, 2010 at 5:59 am

Great looking BBQ for not being in the South. I need to go out one more time this week before leaving Charleston for Colorado.

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RhodeyGirl August 11, 2010 at 6:12 am

Your hair looks really pretty.

I need a mental health day too, for pedis, trashy mags… and lots of TRASHY TV.

Real Housewives is calling my name…

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Krista (kristastes) August 11, 2010 at 6:33 am

This comment needs a ‘like’ button that I can click! Real Housewives is my guilty pleasure but I don’t have cable. I am not ashamed to say this results in on-demand-loss-of-brain-cell real housewives marathons at my parents’ house :)

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SarAh August 11, 2010 at 6:22 am

Mental health day looks like a success, you look gorgeous and rested!

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Corinne August 11, 2010 at 6:37 am

OMG that food looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I need to move to Texas LOL. You look really pretty on those pics!!

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Camille August 11, 2010 at 7:18 am

That cornbread looks amazing!

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Sara August 11, 2010 at 8:13 am

It’s NOT about everything in moderation.
I thought this was a blog about healthy eating but does not seem to be.

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Kate August 11, 2010 at 9:35 am

I completely agree – this blog is not what it once was and the title is very misleading and inappropriate given Jenna’s indulgent lifestyle (run?) and eating habits. Why do you insist on telling readers how “moderate” you are re. your “occasional” eating frenzies? Why not just be honest re. your eating style…it is in no way similar to that of “healthy lifestyle bloggers.”

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jenna August 11, 2010 at 9:37 am

I’m sorry you feel that way—I’ve never pretended this is a diet blog. I went to school for pastry and baking for goodness sake! I’ve also always stressed the importance of eating everything in moderation and balancing it all out with an active lifestyle. There are many “healthier” blogs out there though that you might find more pleasing!

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Becca August 11, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Hi Jenna,
I’ve been reading (read: lurking) for a few weeks (love your writing style–so entertaining!!) and I just wanted to comment on this thread because this blog (and others) have really been examples to me of a healthy lifestyle. For many years I thought I was being “healthy” by eschewing all things sugar and fat, and running a (self-imposed) minimum of 10 miles a day. Now I am learning that being healthy can (and should) involve allowing myself the freedom to enjoy the foods I once considered forbidden and focusing on things besides my daily workouts. It might even include taking a day off from running. Is this a blog about a weightloss driven health NUT? No. Is it an example of a person who consciously leads a healthy lifestyle while simultaneously enjoying her life? Absolutely. Thanks for reminding us that there’s more to life than daily runs and healthy adaptations of dessert recipes.

P.S. re: “run?” I, for one, am not necessarily interested in reading daily updates about other people’s workouts. Furthermore, their absence in a blog does not signify their absence in the author’s life.

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Amy August 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm

I’m sorry, but a healthy lifestyle for one person/blogger does not necessarily correspond to what is considered a healthy lifestyle for another blogger. Just because there are certain trends in the healthy food blog sphere (ie. oatmeal…), doesn’t mean that another food blogger who strays from that norm no longer fits into the healthy lifestyle category.

A healthy lifestyle incorporates activity and nourishing fuel. That said, the everything in moderation realm of thinking embraces health. Obsessing about calories and indulgent eats is not reflective of a healthy individual. No, I’m not advocating eating indulgent foods ALL the time… again, it’s all about moderation.

Deprivation is not healthy.

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Janna@Janna's Keeping it Real August 11, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Jenna-

I was originally interested in reading your blog for the sheer fact that your “food philosophy” spoke to me (if you will). I have struggled my lifetime with periods of binge/restrictive eating, and i was so excited to finally find someone that actually ATE but still looked good doing it. it has been my savior, a number of times because as you say “moderation is key”. you have to pick and choose your indulgences, and not give in for just any ‘ol cookie/threesome with your guys ben&jerry…it needs to be worth it. that is exactly what you do. you never read about you having something and it was “just sub-par, but i ate it anyway”. all your eats are “delicious” and “the best”, but still in moderation. I say to just walk away from all these nay-sayers and just keep ‘doin what you’re doing lady!!!

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Katherine August 11, 2010 at 8:33 am

I like to think that nothing makes a girl feel more relaxed than a mani/pedi. Getting one today and I am so excited. Cookies don’t hurt either.

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Rachael August 11, 2010 at 8:56 am

Mental health days should be mandatory every once in awhile. I’d channel Giselle (in words alone) and say that they should be a law, but I don’t want to risk being seen as out of touch :)
Missing bbq. As an adopted Southerner (with a Georgia boy by my side), being up North for the summer, sans pulled-anything, just feels wrong.

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Heather (Heather's Dish) August 11, 2010 at 9:03 am

you are so pretty! and you know he’s a good catch when he takes you to a great BBQ place :)

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Bethany (One Girl's Taste on Life) August 11, 2010 at 9:13 am

First of all, Jenna, that picture of you is priceless! I started laughing out loud when I saw it! Ah-mazing!

Your post made me crave a local joint of my own, City Barbeque. My birthday is this weekend and I told the hubby that’s what I wanted for my birthday dinner. What a yummy place!

Mental health days are always welcomed. Being in retail I rarely get one, but when I do they are cherished. Hope today is just as great as yesterday. :)

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Meredith @ An Epic Change August 11, 2010 at 9:17 am

mmmm Tapatío hot sauce!!! I lived in Guadalajara, Mexico, where that sauce originates, and I eat it on everything!!

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Shayla August 11, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Hey Jenna! I’m sorry you have to deal with these rude comments…I totally 110% agree in the everything in moderation rule. I used to be so strict with my diet and would end up binging…you know how that whole cycle goes!! It left me feeling miserable and depressed….but once I started reading your blog and others, I realized I can eat real food and indulge, in moderation, and still maintain a healthy weight and be happy! So a huge thanks to you for showing everyone that you can eat real food without deprivation and still be healthy and happy! ; )
I also have to say you look beautiful and extremely happy in that picture, good for you! And btw, I really like your hair that length! ; )

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Ramona August 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm

I have just recently begun to read this blog and I like it! I’m not a baker, but I’ve seen some great ideas for foods that I would like to try. You seem like a cool person, Jenna!

With that being said, I do not think that it is rude for someone to disagree with the author. Is it really the end of the world if someone thinks that this blog isn’t a healthy eating blog? I don’t think so. If dissent sparks discussion, it can be healthy.

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Angela August 11, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Rock On Jenna……

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Missy August 11, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Our society is warped…our views on food are irrational…good for you!!! It isn’t rocket science! Most people just deprive and deprive themselves so much, then they binge…don’t know how to moderate… most people have not been taught about moderation in their live…you are an inspiration to many women I’m sure…keep it up girl!!

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Erica August 12, 2010 at 7:48 am

Thank God for Texans. Or one in particular, right ;-) And that pic of you is so beautiful. And you know I’m talking about the one with your cheeks puffed out. Bahahahahaha!

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Arianna August 13, 2010 at 8:26 am

That picture of you underneath the hot sauce is so gorgeous! So excited for the growth of ELR, such an inspiration! :)

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Arianna August 13, 2010 at 8:30 am

life is about growth and indulging while taking care of ourselves. for those who are upset because your posts aren’t about workouts or salads, but real life enjoyment, there are many other blogs out there for them to read.

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Moderation Is Key

by jenna on March 13, 2010

heyo :)

Gosh, today was CRAZY! Is it totally horrible of me to say I think its worth it to work Barrel Tasting just to see everyone’s outfits alone??! I definitely saw some crazy stuff today. Very amusing. I will never understand why so many girls wear the tiniest dresses + stiletto heels when wine tasting….hmmmm just seems like a disaster waiting to happen.

I didn’t have my healthiest day, but it’s all about moderation, right?! ;) My boss is amazing and ordered six pizzas for us to chow down on while we worked. I had a couple slices of this Mediterranean pizza, which was to die for!

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It has pesto, feta, onions, tomatoes and black olives on it. Mmmmmmmm I love pizza.
No snack but I did sip on this lovely concoction that was sent to me to review by the kind folks over at Tazo.

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I liked it….but it definitely had the “stevia” taste to it, which can’t really be considered a bad thing but I think I just prefer real sugar in my tea…or nothing at all.
I got home around 5:30 and was BEAT. However, I smelled something delicious coming from my backyard and discovered my neighbor making the most amazing creation I ever laid eyes on….

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Bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers stuffed with pulled pork and cream cheese? Yes, please. No words, my friends. No words. I ate three of these and they were fan-freakin-tastic. Must recreate STAT. I also had some red wine (probably 2 glasses) and a little Kashi h2h cereal once back at my house. It was just that kind of day/night.
I was going to go out with one of my girlfriends tonight but, honestly, I’m just too beat and really should be responsible and write a little bit since I didn’t get anything done today and tomorrow I’m working again all day at the winery.
Night!

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Evan Thomas March 13, 2010 at 9:36 pm

I can’t wait to taste that Tazo tea! I’m glad stevia is hitting mainstream

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Jocelyn March 13, 2010 at 9:38 pm

mmm that pizza looks yummy! Anything with olives :D:D

Also..I just showed the bacon wrapped jalapeno pulled pork poppers to my man..and he totally wants to recreate those! :)

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Melanie March 13, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Those peppers look amazing. You are lucky to have neighbors who cook like that!

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Amanda March 13, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Your pizza looks AMAZING! :)

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Amanda March 13, 2010 at 9:41 pm

your pizza looks AMAZING :)

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Amanda March 13, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Those peppers look amazing!!! How could one food encompass so many great foods? I agree: my tea must have REAL sugar or honey or agave.

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Stef March 13, 2010 at 9:58 pm

oh i must try that tazo tea, i LOVE the regular hot version they carry at sbux, so good!

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] March 13, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Wow, quite the gourmet bbq ; )

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Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 13, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Ohhhhhh myyyyyyyy gahhhhhhhhh. I feel so bad for vegetarians…no back wrapped anything! That looks amazingggg!

Hope you get lots of rest tonight dear! Sometimes you just have to stay in and rest :)

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Run Sarah March 13, 2010 at 11:37 pm

That pziza looks amazing! I have to try the new Tazo tea – I really like the Stevia taste and I much prefer cold to hot tea.

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Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 14, 2010 at 12:43 am

Ew that last picture looks horrible..I’m not one for bacon!! I like the sound of the pizza though :)

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The Paris Food Blague March 14, 2010 at 1:22 am

wow how pretty. i usually really dislike bacon but….there you go. i just said it was pretty.

saturdays are all about letting yourself relax, right?

a bientot
the pfb

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christie, honoring health March 14, 2010 at 3:55 am

I’m kinda of laughing that one commenter thinks the bacon looks horrible and the next thinks it is pretty. Can’t please them all, I guess :)

I need to look for those teas, I use stevia as my sweetener of choice.

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Jenna March 14, 2010 at 5:12 am

Food looks amazinggg!

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Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) March 14, 2010 at 5:39 am

I would have had fun checking out the outfits, too! lol

And those stuffed jalapenos… drooool. Wow, they look amazing!

xo
K

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Estela @ Weekly Bite March 14, 2010 at 5:59 am

I LOVE stuffed jalepenos!!! Wrapped in bacon is even better!

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Cynthia (It All Changes) March 14, 2010 at 6:06 am

I don’t think I could turn down that deliciousness either.

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Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) March 14, 2010 at 6:09 am

I’ll be looking out for the Tazo tea. :D

My dad would be in love with those jalapeno poppers. :mrgreen:

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Allie March 14, 2010 at 6:10 am

bacon? jalapeno peppers? pulled pork. it’s 9 am and i would eat one now. wine tasting in stilettos is classic…stupidity!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 14, 2010 at 6:14 am

Those bacon wrapped jalepenos look amaazing!!!

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Anne @ Food Loving Polar Beara March 14, 2010 at 6:29 am

Bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers stuffed with pulled pork and cream cheese? YES PLEASE! :D

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Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) March 14, 2010 at 6:30 am

Those stuffed jalapenos look like a Paula Dean creation! So over-the-top delicious. Actually, all of your eats today look delicious. Pesto+Pizza=Winner. That combo can do no wrong in my book.

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Steph: Exercise Physiologist & Artist! March 14, 2010 at 6:35 am

I think I only really have one thing to say… YUM!!

That pizza looked AMAZING!! Wish I had a piece right now to eat for breakfast!

The peppers! What a great idea! that is one of those things that I would never order or make myself but know I would love.

Hope you have an amazing day!

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Andrea March 14, 2010 at 7:12 am

OH my goodness what a glorious creation! I love anything with pulled pork and a little heat! Delicious!
Have a great Sunday!

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Jenny March 14, 2010 at 7:23 am

Sounds like a fun day! Those jalapeño poppers look dangerous:)

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maren March 14, 2010 at 7:58 am

at first i thought the jalapenos were stuffed dates! those r soooo good too i dunno if youve tried them. but dates stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped with bacon/prosciutto! delish!

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MMiller March 14, 2010 at 7:59 am

Everything you had today looks great! I have a friend who makes poppers stuffed with Chorizo, cream cheese and shredded mexi blend cheese…wrapped in bacon! They have been the hit of the parties for the last couple years!

And I love to people watch! Sometimes it is hard to not laugh right at them! Have fun today!

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Whitney @ whitinspired March 14, 2010 at 8:38 am

OMG those stuffed peppers look amazing! And people watching is a blast…it can’t be a bad thing!

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Laura March 14, 2010 at 8:47 am

The hubby and I just made those peppers (sans pork, just cream cheese stuffed) last night on the grill. Nom nom nom…

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Carolyn @ lovinlosing.com March 14, 2010 at 8:49 am

I WANT those peppers. :)

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Carrie (Love Healthy Living) March 14, 2010 at 8:50 am

You are so right, heels and short skirts do not go well at wine tastings. Besides, who wants to sit on a bar stool in a skirt? Too uncomfortable. Anywho, that pizza looks amazing, I was actually just wondering if feta could go on a pizza and I think the answer is Yes!

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Lauren @ Eater not a runner March 14, 2010 at 9:04 am

Sounds like a delicious day to me :-)

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Sophie @ yumventures March 14, 2010 at 9:10 am

The jalapenos look amazing!!!! I wish I had the recipe =)

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Kelly @Healthy Living With Kelly March 14, 2010 at 9:54 am

That was cracking me up about the girls in mini dresses with high heels…totally agree and honestly I am just mean enough to laugh when they fall!!! haha!

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Cole March 14, 2010 at 9:56 am

That pizza looks so good! And you’re right, moderation is definitely key.

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Suzanne de Cornelia March 14, 2010 at 11:07 am

“Bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers stuffed with pulled pork and cream cheese.” That’s just evil genius. Your neighbor timed it so you’d come down, partake and write about it, and have 1M strangers vicariously licking their laptop screens. It’s all a plot to go big on release at TJ’s. bwaaahahahhaha.

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Suzanne de Cornelia March 14, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Here’s the recipe for the bacon-wrapped jalapenos: http://tinyurl.com/oe4ezq

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Heather (Heather's Dish) March 14, 2010 at 1:18 pm

wow, i’ve never had jalapenos with pulled pork in them! that sounds like a trainwreck waiting to happen for me… :) hope your sunday is awesome!

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Laura Georgina March 14, 2010 at 1:28 pm

It’s so much fun to watch people drink too much in standing-room-only dresses and sitting-room-only heels! Though I am possibly jealous at those that can pull it off, because I lack the necessary grace to do so…

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 14, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Wow, you are one busy busy girl!! i can imagine that the wine tasting would be very interesting, indeed ;)

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 14, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Wow that pizza looks good!! haha and yes I agree – ehy short skirts and stillettos to a wine tasting?! Very strange!

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Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ March 14, 2010 at 3:00 pm

looked like a really yummy pizza. I love anything Mediterranean.

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Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman March 14, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Those jalapenos look awesome. Who thought to stuff them will pulled pork? Genius!!

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kalli@fitandfortysomething March 14, 2010 at 4:29 pm

oh those peppers are a dream come true for me! YUM;)

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kalli@fitandfortysomething March 14, 2010 at 4:30 pm

oh those peppers look so good! i hope you enjoyed them….i know i would have:)

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Kelly (Local Foodie's Fight) March 14, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I’d go for the pizza. olives and feta, yum.

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eatmovelove March 14, 2010 at 6:30 pm

PIZZAAAAAAA! Argh – there’s no resisting it.

What’s your favorite thing to bake or cook Jenna? I assume since your book is based on recipes and stuff – it’s a ‘passion’ of yours? Would you ever like to be solely in the kitchen? Or do you like the combination with writing and other stuff….?

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Paige (Running Around Normal) March 14, 2010 at 6:40 pm

That pizza looks amazing!! Your boss rocks:) So does your neighbor!
Have a great night!

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] August 10, 2010 at 10:19 pm

That last pic of you is stunning…and professional-looking. As in ‘author page’ quality : )

Glad you had a good day!

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Julia @ Brit Bride August 11, 2010 at 1:31 am

Jenna, you look gorgeous in this photos! I am loving your hair at the moment – I may well copy your fringe once my wedding up-do hair is out of the way!

Julia
x

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Nora@LifeLifeEatRight August 11, 2010 at 2:55 am

I TOTALLY agree :) Glad to hear you had a great day of R&R with wonderful food! This reminds me of the EXACT thing I get from a place called Dinosaur BBQ at home. Slow smoked pork with their signature cole slaw, beans and corn bread…did I mention the beans are the good ones cooked with bacon. HEAVEN. You look beautiful your date was very lucky :)

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Paige @Running Around Normal August 11, 2010 at 5:03 am

LOL I love that you compared your toes to pulled pork. Classic :) bahah

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Simply Life August 11, 2010 at 5:06 am

Looks like a GREAT day – I love it!

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diana@mymarblerye August 11, 2010 at 5:21 am

what does the bf think of cali bbq vs. texas? BTW can we just talk about how gorgeous your skin/face/hair/everything is?!?!

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amanda August 11, 2010 at 5:41 am

I love BBQ and that looks delicious. I agree with you, moderation is the key!

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Annie@stronghealthyfit August 11, 2010 at 6:46 am

So true! You are the first blogger I started reading and you really motivated and inspired me to get this moderation thing in gear :-) Thanks!

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BethT August 11, 2010 at 7:23 am

OK, when you say NC pulled pork – is it REALLY NC style? do they use a vinegar sauce or tomato based? My NC man wants to know and might be willing to drive to Sonoma County for this.

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Cole August 11, 2010 at 8:28 am

It’s hard to be some downhome comfort food sometimes!

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Franziska (www.justalittlechocolate.com August 11, 2010 at 9:11 am

I have not had cornbread with honey forever – so good! I totally beleive in moderation as well. Just remember to treat your body with respect by staying active and feeding it good food (occasional BBQ and chocolate cookies included)!

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Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up August 11, 2010 at 9:17 am

Glad your mental health day helped! I’ll be taking the GRE later tonight so I’m pretty sure I’m classifying this entire weekend as my mental health day(s). ;)

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sassy molassy August 11, 2010 at 10:17 am

It’s true, mental health days (and BBQ) are truly soul soothing. Glad you took some time for yourself. Sometimes it seems selfish, but it’s the only way you can serve others.

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Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble August 11, 2010 at 11:45 am

Southern BBQ looks so amazing right now. Why am I stuck in the office with no food?!!

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Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ August 11, 2010 at 5:31 pm

That’s a pretty picture of you.

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Natasha August 11, 2010 at 9:13 pm

FYI this post did not show-up on Google Reader for me; sometimes it seems to miss some of your posts – not sure why!

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Erin August 12, 2010 at 5:09 am

It always surprises me (and saddens me) when I hear that people think there is only one good and healthy way to eat. And if you stray from that in any way you must turn in your “healthy” eating card. (it also bums me out that people feel the need to ‘call you out’ publicly, but i guess that’s to be expected)

What I love about this blog, Jenna, is your complete zeal for life, you ability to face devastating loss and continue celebrating your own life. That’s what healthy living is. It’s not about the food.

keep it up, girl.

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friv April 21, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Love it so much!

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