Randomly Gourmet

Hey y’all!

This time tomorrow night and I’ll be in my bed in Florida 🙂 Crazy!

Today was GORGEOUS outside. I didn’t even need a sweater…felt so good. Snacked on some millet toast with coconut butter and raspberry:

YUM!!! I worked at the studio all afternoon then came home and decided to cook a randomly gourmet meal. Recipe a la my mama 🙂

Sometimes you just crave a REALLY good home cooked meal, ya know?
Must go clean the kitchen and finish packing….leaving the house at 6 am tomorrow and thankfully BethT is letting me keep my car at her house in the city so I can forgo expensive airport parking! Thanks, Beth!!! 🙂 And, if I get to her house early enough, we are hitting up Tartine!
See you from….Dallas?

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    Danielle (Coffee Run)
    February 3, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I had coconut butter on millet bread today too! I should try it with preserves…
    Have a safe trip 🙂

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    Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    February 3, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Looove seared scallops! I always do mine in lime juice too

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    February 3, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Soon you’ll be home eating mom’s gourmet cooked by mom 🙂

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    February 3, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Whenever I see scallops on the menu at a restaurant I HAVE to order them! However, I’m just an OK cook and I’m too scared to prepare them at home!

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    Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    February 3, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    oh those scallops look lovely! I haven’t had scallops for AGES!!!!

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    February 3, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Have a great trip! I’m hoping you’ll make it to Tartine first and share some pictures with us.

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    Janna (Just Flourishing)
    February 3, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    You have me CRAVING scallops. First with your other post and now this! They are by far my favorite seafood. And now I will need to make them in the near future! 🙂

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    February 3, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    wow, those seared scallops look amazing! hope you have a safe and fun trip tomorrow 🙂

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    Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    February 3, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Coconut butter and raspberry jam sounds like the perfect combo!!! I miss home cooked meals like crazy. SAFE TRAVELS!!

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    February 3, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    There is nothing like a good handwritten recipe from Mom! Have a safe trip home!

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    February 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    It’s kind of weird how we can be on both sides of the country in the same day. Safe travels. Sure you’ll be enjoying some more gourmet homemade soon…

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    February 3, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I had coconut butter on toast and strawberry jam today. And every other day. Its very very good…. And by the way, you influenced me on that 🙂

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    Tami @nutmegnotebook.com
    February 3, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Yum is right, what a lovely dinner you made. I like your dishes too.

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    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl
    February 3, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Enjoy your trip home, Jenna. Praying you have a safe and happy trip!!!


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    February 3, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Nothing beats spending time at home. Have a lovely time.

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    Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    February 4, 2010 at 12:41 am

    That is awesome that you are going home for a while! There is something about a little trip to see the fam that rejuvenates the soul!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    February 4, 2010 at 3:06 am

    We had seared scallops the other day, too! THey are so yummy! Recipe is going up today! 🙂

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    February 4, 2010 at 3:12 am

    I have never had millet bread before…..I need to give it a whirl:)

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    christie, honoring health
    February 4, 2010 at 3:13 am

    That dinner looks awesome! Travel safe!!

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    Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    February 4, 2010 at 3:42 am

    I must get this magical coconut butter, it looks incredible. You know what else looks incredible? That scallop infused pasta youmade for dinner. Yum!

    Have a good, safe trip!

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    February 4, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Where does everyone get this coconut butter from?! I’ve never even seen it before.
    Safe travels…
    Also, what do you recommend as a good portable laptop??


    Mine has been dying…and I won’t be able to afford for for awhile yet, but I’m “planning ahead” to see how many months I have to “save” :(…PC/Mac/? – economical, portable, user-friendly with nice clicking keyboard 😉

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    Jenna @ Eating Green, Staying Lean
    February 4, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Yummm, I LOVE scallops. I don’t think I’ve ever attempted cooking them though…good food for thought 😉

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    February 4, 2010 at 4:20 am

    I’m very curious about how often you go grocery shopping. Do you do one major trip a week, or smaller ones throughout the week? I ask because so often I randomly get in the mood to cook something special, only to find that the recipe requires a trip to the grocery store that I just don’t have time for! 🙁 Perhaps I just need to get better at improvising/finding substitutions that I have on hand?

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    Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    February 4, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Your meal is totally gourmet! Love it! 😀

    I’ve never tried coconut butter, but I’m so intrigued by it. I’d love to pick some up soon. 😀

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    Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    February 4, 2010 at 4:43 am

    mmm what a wonderful meal!

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    February 4, 2010 at 4:44 am

    Lovin’ the gourmet meal! It looks comforting and delicious! Have a safe trip. xoxo

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    February 4, 2010 at 4:45 am

    have a safe trip! I was craving scallops all day!

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    February 4, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Have fun at home!! That had to have taken a lot of guts on your part to move so far away from family. I bet you are going to cherish every moment at home 🙂

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    Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    February 4, 2010 at 4:58 am

    I really want to try this new coconut butter/raspberry jam/millet bread combo I keep seeing! Now I just need to find all the elements…. maybe Whole Foods?

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    Paige (Running Around Normal)
    February 4, 2010 at 5:06 am

    Oh that dinner just looks fabulous!
    So excited for you 🙂 You sound so excited to visit back home.

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    February 4, 2010 at 5:06 am

    I was in the Dallas airport just yesterday 🙂

    Have a great trip!

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    February 4, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Have a safe and fun trip!

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    February 4, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Tonite you will dine on “Risotto With Fennel, Pear, and Prosciutto”. See you soon!

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    Island Girl Eats
    February 4, 2010 at 5:32 am

    What a yummy looking dinner.

    I hope you have a safe flight into Tampa.

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    February 4, 2010 at 5:36 am

    I love scallops! How long do you sear them when they are that plump?

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    February 4, 2010 at 5:39 am

    That recipe looks great and have a safe flight!

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    Mary (Food Fit & Fun)
    February 4, 2010 at 5:48 am

    I never had scallops. I need to try them! Looks very delicious! I bet you are so excited to go home! 🙂

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    February 4, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Have a safe trip! Hope you make it to Tartine. Delish!

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    Gracie @ Girl Meets Health
    February 4, 2010 at 6:01 am

    YUM! You and your scallops, haha =)

    I’ve been eating coconut butter lately, and I am OBSESSED. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like it has amazing staying power, and even gives me a boost of energy.

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    chandra h
    February 4, 2010 at 6:12 am

    wonderful dinner you whipped up! 🙂

    safe flight… <3

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    Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    February 4, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Your dinner looks delicious! Have a safe trip 🙂

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    February 4, 2010 at 6:27 am

    have a safe trip 🙂
    love the combo of coconut butter and jam!

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    Sophie @ yumventures
    February 4, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Mmm scallops are amazing! I’m sure you will have a great trip home =)

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    February 4, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Hi Jenna! Where do you find that millet bread? I have looked at a few grocery stores but I cannot find! Is this something I must venture to Whole Foods for? Thanks!

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    February 4, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Have a great time at home! Those scallops look awesome!

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    February 4, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Have fun at home! Those scallops look awesome!

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    February 4, 2010 at 6:50 am

    That looks awesome. Can we get the recipe when you return? Have a safe and fun trip!

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    Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    February 4, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I have never tried coconut butter, but it sounds like something right up my alley. I hope you have a safe and fun trip!

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    February 4, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Mmm those scallops looks so delicious! Have sooo much fun at home!!!

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    February 4, 2010 at 7:31 am

    I love impromptu gourmet meals, especially ones made from family recipes! Looks delish.

    Travel safely!

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    Lauren @ louisianagrown
    February 4, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Hope your flights are safe today. I’m so happy for you to get to visit home!

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    Heather @ (The Single Dish)
    February 4, 2010 at 9:05 am

    I love scallops and pasta- such a great homecooked meal. Those are my favorites, remind me of my childhood! Have a safe flight.

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    Krissy - Single Serving
    February 4, 2010 at 9:22 am

    You’re making me crave scallops. Must try and make them soon. Safe travels home!

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    Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    February 4, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Have so much fun! It’s a long plane ride, but worth it!

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    February 4, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Those scallops look heavenly. Travel safe!

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    Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    February 4, 2010 at 9:53 am

    That meal looks soooo good, could you post the full recipe? And I agree. Sometimes you just HAVE to cook yourself something incredibly fantastic, it’s so fulfulling.

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    Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    February 4, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Nothing soothes quite like a bowl of carby pasta – love it. I also love to make a creamy risotto with seared scallops on top thats pretty delicious!

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    February 4, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Any way we can get the full recipe? I’d love to try to make this at home!

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    February 4, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Those scallops look delish – will your mom let you post the entire recipe?

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    February 4, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing your mama’s recipe–looks delicious! I have a daughter your age–we both share the same love of cooking/baking and exercising (shopping too!). I am so blessed to be able to share such a close relationship with her and, I sense from reading your blog over the past six months you and your mama (my daughter calls me mama too!) are very close as well. Love your blog and all the great advice! Safe travels and enjoy your time at home:)

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    February 4, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I just noticed that I have the same dish style as your plate from pottery barn (?) style in a bowl!

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    February 4, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Dinner looks great! What’s in the bowl?!

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    Kristilyn (My 29th Year)
    February 5, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Your dinner looks amazing!!


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