Dinner/ Lunch

Trees + Carbs = Happiness

Hi guys!

Hope you’ve had a great Sunday. Mine has been a mix of work and play 🙂 The winery was suuuper slow so I left early, had a nice hike through the big redwoods and then had a total girls night with Kelly, which might have involved this:


Le sigh. It’s a bad habit, but I’m sort of addicted. Let’s be honest here. But seriously, love this girl!


Girlfriends are the best, aren’t they?! 🙂

Anyways, back to lunch. I had Amy’s soup take 2!


SO filling!!!!! I was full for hours. And speaking of being full for hours, that breakfast combo of protein powder + maca kept me full for a solid 5 HOURS this morning….that never ever happens. Looks like it was a keeper!

I was so full for the rest of the day from the chili, that I really didn’t need a snack but had half this bar + an unpictured apple anyways…


Trees are friends! I got about a 45 minute walk/hike in so that was marvelous. I think Armstrong Woods is my favorite place YET in California…it’s just so peaceful and quiet. I love to go there and just be still.



And then, like I said, it was girls night! There was some of this….


And this!




Yum! We ordered a veggie supreme pizza and just pigged out. It was awesome. I’m now in carb coma and am very excited to pull on my jammies. 🙂

Hope everyone had a great day—see you in the mornin’!

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    November 29, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Girlfriends really are the best… Especially when you add pizza and vino and just hang out 🙂

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    Madeline @ Greens and Jeans
    November 29, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    So jealous of your great girls night! Wine + US Weekly = a pretty darn good night!

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    November 29, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    That pizza looks delicious! and nothin beats a fun girls night!! Plus, I totally feel you on the gossip rags..I’m addicted.

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    November 29, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    pizza + wine = nirvana!

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    November 29, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Your sweater is so cute!

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    November 29, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Girls’ nights are always fun. 🙂 That pizza looks delicious, too! Love their claim about being the last “honest” pizza, lol.

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    ellen eats beets
    November 29, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Girls nights are the best. Pictures from the hike are beautiful!

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    November 29, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    I love girls night!

    Quick Question: Have you ever used a Vinturi wine aerator?

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    Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    November 29, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    If you love Armstrong Woods, you would l.o.v.e. the Humboldt Redwoods! Have a great week =)

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    November 29, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    what a fun day! I had sent some friends to taste at your winery today, can’t wait to hear from them.

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    November 29, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Love carb comas! Pizza looks delish. How’s your ankle holding up with the hiking…looks like a scene out of Twilight…but not as dark and ‘fore-boding’ …and probably no vampires around either I guess…loving the wine – I’ve taken to a glass or two a night or a beer. Meh, it’s all good. C’est commes les Francais n’est pas 😉 Mangez et sois heureux…(I have no idea if I just said that right – eat & be happy?!…did you learn French when you were in culinary school over there haha…)

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    November 29, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    What a great weekend!!!

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    November 29, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    I’m toatlly addicted to those magazines and E! too 🙂 I use it and reality TV for an escape.

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    November 29, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Seriously Jenna, you must do a step-by-step tutorial on how you style your fabulous bangs… now I have both food and hair envy! Sounds like a great day 🙂

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    November 29, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Pizza, wine, GFs, those slightly trashy gossip magazines, hikes in woods….TREMENDOUS night!! Like your Louis XIV poster, too!

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    November 29, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Gorgeous tree pics and yay for Round Table Pizza! It’s the best!

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    Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo)
    November 29, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Hey Jenna, on a protein note: I noticed that in your protein ice cream, you only used xanthan gum. Is there a reason you don’t also use guar? It gets creamier that way. I’ve been using them both for years and once you get the right ratio (way less xanthan), it’s heaven.

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    November 30, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Round Taaaaable! I have so many warm and fuzzy memories associated with that pizza.

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    November 30, 2009 at 3:01 am

    I love girls night in:)
    Pizza, wine & smut magazines = a perfect evening:)

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    christie, honoring health
    November 30, 2009 at 3:34 am

    Hoooray for girls night!!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    November 30, 2009 at 3:36 am

    Your hike looks beautiful!

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    Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    November 30, 2009 at 3:45 am

    I love girlfriend nights. Pizza and some form of cheap entertainment are a must. I love NYC pizza and all, but sometimes desperately crave the thick and delicious crusts that hail from Round Table Pizza. I highly recommend their gourmet veggie pizza, it has artichoke hearts on it! Yum!

    Glad you had a great day!

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    Cara (Cara Craves...)
    November 30, 2009 at 3:45 am

    Everyone needs to have their guilty pleasures. Mine is watching teenie bopper t.v shows and movies 🙂

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    Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    November 30, 2009 at 3:50 am

    Girl’s nights are the best, and yes while we shouldn’t like gossip magazines, it’s hard not to want to read right? I can’t buy them..BUT my sister was visiting and she bought them. That’s totally fair game. 😉 I read the issue you read in line at the grocery store. That pizza looks delicious and veggie-full.

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    November 30, 2009 at 3:54 am

    I agree, girl’s nights are wonderful for the soul!

    I love how they labeled the different events on the tree rings! That is so neat 🙂 I’m totally a science nerd at heart.

    That pizza looks delish!

    Have a great day.

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    November 30, 2009 at 4:21 am

    Im addicted to people too 🙂

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    November 30, 2009 at 4:46 am

    Ah that pizza looks amazing. What a wonderful weekend!

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    Paige (Running Around Normal)
    November 30, 2009 at 4:49 am

    Girls nights are the best – and totally necessary sometimes! Glad you had a great night with a great girlfriend:)

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    November 30, 2009 at 4:53 am

    Love love love nights like that!! 🙂

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    November 30, 2009 at 5:12 am

    Nothing better than pizza, trashy magazines, and friends 🙂

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    November 30, 2009 at 5:16 am

    Pizza and vino after a long hike makes for a good Sunday night

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    Kasey @ Fit For Wellness
    November 30, 2009 at 5:31 am

    What a fun night in!!! Pizza + wine + friends = my kinda night!

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    Side of Sneakers
    November 30, 2009 at 5:32 am

    Your pizza looks delicious!

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    November 30, 2009 at 5:33 am

    Those trees are amazing!! That must be such a cool place to gather your thoughts 🙂

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    November 30, 2009 at 5:36 am

    sounds like a wonderful girls night! those are the best

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    November 30, 2009 at 5:54 am

    Wish I could morph there for a girls’ night too!

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    November 30, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Hi Jenna, You are one of the bloggers that inspired me to start blogging. Just started one. I have heard the Round Table is great pizza. Have a great day.

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    November 30, 2009 at 5:59 am

    i love girls nights!! glad u had fun!

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    diana(mymarble rye)
    November 30, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Girls night is the best thing ever. No judgements, just giggles.

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    Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    November 30, 2009 at 6:55 am

    That tree is so cool!! Woo for Nor Cal, so gorgeous!

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    Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    November 30, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Wine and veggie-packed pizza are the best way to get antioxidants 🙂

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    November 30, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Ohhhhh Jenna that trail looks beautiful!!!!! I wish we had something like that around here. But we’ve got a little 4 mi paved “trail” so that’s better than nothing! 🙂

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    November 30, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Glad you had a wonderfilled time! Luv the woods!


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    Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    November 30, 2009 at 7:30 am

    Nothing like a good pizza coma 🙂

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    November 30, 2009 at 7:39 am

    my true love- gossip magazines. heck yes!

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    November 30, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Girls’ nights are the best! With wine and pizza, even better!

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    November 30, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Girls night looks so fun!

    Hmmm…I was hoping there might be a Cyber Monday deal on Amazing Grass today 😉
    Have a great week Jenna!

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    November 30, 2009 at 8:28 am

    LOL- I read that Us Weekly in bed last night!!
    Those forest photos are GORGEOUS.

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    November 30, 2009 at 8:29 am

    That pizza looks awesome! So many veggies!

    I tried the Clos du Bois Merlot a few weeks ago and it was fantastic! How was the Cab?

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    November 30, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Good morning! I’ve been a reader for a bit here – mentioned you this morning on my blog 🙂

    Your move to California has become my ultimate envy. I love your pics and “after work I went for a hike through the redwoods…” hmmmmmm so envious! I hope you get better sleep tonight!

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    November 30, 2009 at 10:17 am

    glad you had a great girls night! pizza looks fab 🙂

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    November 30, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    I grew up in CA (So Cal and then Monterey) and used to eat Round Table Pizza all the time. Your picture of the pizza box brought back all sorts of memories.
    Sigh, sometimes I miss California a whole lot.

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    grace b
    November 30, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Jenna!! I’m so excited to see that pizza because I believe that is the company that Dean Karnazes ordered from in his overnight run that he documented in his book Marathon Man!! I hope it was as good as it looks!

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    November 30, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Pizza plus wine = awesome!
    Spending time in the woods is so de-stressing for me i love it 🙂

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    November 30, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Girls nights really are the best. Sometimes they are JUST what you need!

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