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Moderation Is Key

heyo ๐Ÿ™‚

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?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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!

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.

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….

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.

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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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    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    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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    March 13, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Your pizza looks AMAZING! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    March 13, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    your pizza looks AMAZING ๐Ÿ™‚

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    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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    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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    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!


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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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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

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    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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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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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    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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    March 14, 2010 at 7:23 am

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

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    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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    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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    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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    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… ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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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    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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    March 14, 2010 at 4:29 pm

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

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    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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    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!


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    August 11, 2010 at 2:55 am

    I TOTALLY agree ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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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    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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    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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    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

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    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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    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). ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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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    August 11, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    That’s a pretty picture of you.

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    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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    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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    April 21, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Love it so much!

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