Dessert/ Dinner

A First For Ryan

Good Evening!

I was pretty productive this afternoon, if I do say so myself. However, I still didn’t get everything on the to-do list done so that means it carries over to tomorrow’s list!! I know living in 2009 we have all these fancy shmancy technological organization tools but I always write my to-do list out every night in ballpoint pen on a yellow legal pad. Stick to basics, folks. Stick to basics.

Midway through the afternoon I snacked on a Dr. Kracker with Naturally More and another slice of watermelon (I’m addicted):


And then a little while later I took a juice break! I used all of the below to make a delicious concoction:


organic carrot, beet, celery, ginger and apple-–My favorite!


And then for dinner I made something I rarely make—lasagna!


And what a lasagna it was, let me tell you. I will say without a doubt that it was, in fact, the best lasagna that I’ve EVER had. I think Ryan was initially a little disappointed because of the lack of meat but he got over it really fast after the first bite. I used this pasta sauce in the dish ’cause I was too lazy to make my own today—


And then I added creamy layers of part skim ricotta cheese, salty kalamata olives, mozzarella cheese and spinach. It was quite divine! I won’t be revealing actual recipe at the moment since I’m saving it for a little project, but you will all find out in good time. 😉 Trust you me, this one is worth the wait!

My portion:



If that looks like a little bird portion that’s because it was. Don’t fear, I totally went back for seconds and Ryan went back for THIRDS! Can you even believe it was his first ever vegetarian lasagna??! Even after two platefuls I didn’t feel heavy in the least bit because this dish was so, so light. To drink, I had a cup of decaf black tea with vanilla.

And then for dessert, I just had to try one of my new mint “oreos”—


Holy grapefruit (where did that come from?!) this cookie was freakin’ amazing. Totally brought me back to my college days youth where I would go to town on the mint oreos. 😉

I am exhausted! Bout to hit the tub then the bed and have another packed day tomorrow. See you in the morn’!

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  • Tina
    June 1, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Yummy looking lasagna!!!

  • Katherine
    June 1, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    The lasagna looks delicious and I’m glad Ryan liked it, even though it didn’t have meat! I struggle with my husband on this too since he’s such a “meat and potatoes” kind of guy, but I think this might win him over!

    Have a great night 🙂

  • Jocelyn
    June 1, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    oh man that lasagna looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    June 1, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    HOLY A-MAZING-NESS! That lasagna sounds flipping awesome! Hmmm…. what could the future project be? I love surprises!
    I think I’m going to have to stop by the Village Health Market tomorrow for a juice! Yours sounded so good!

  • Nicole
    June 1, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Mmmmm, the spinach in the lasagna looks so tasty. I love a good vegetarian lasagna!

  • Chris
    June 1, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    I’m going to keep my eye out for that lasagna recipe…the it looks amazing!

  • Heather
    June 1, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    That juice is exactly what I am craving right now!!! Too bad I don’t have a juicer and can’t get in the car at 9:45 to go to the health food store. Although the cookie looks pretty good, too 🙂 My favorite thing is to put those chocolate mint faux-oreos in the freezer — totall reminscent of a girl scout cookie!

  • Angela
    June 1, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Oh MY Gosh that lasagna- you totally just gave me the biggest craving!!! LOL. Wow I have to make some. I’m drooling!!!!

  • The Novice Berker
    June 1, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Ooh, LOVE spinach lasagna. So glad Ryan loved it! 😉

  • Emily L.
    June 1, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    can’t wait til you share the recipe. Hope it’s soon!

  • Joelle (Chasing Pavements)
    June 1, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Yum, that looks great!

  • Allie
    June 1, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Been reading for a while- love all your recipes and tips! I got a breville a few months ago and love it, but have never juiced ginger because I just don’t know how much to put in- it is so hard and doesn’t really seem amenable to juicing. how much do you use?

  • Fitness Surfer
    June 1, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Wow! I love that veggie/apple smoothie. After drinking salad smoothies for a month that looks much tastier and still just as healthy. I still love all the ideas i get from your site. Thanks for sharing.

  • Matt
    June 1, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Mmm Lasagna! Haven’t had it in awhile. Come cook for me?

  • Adi ( - repaired!)
    June 1, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Looks deeeelish! That’s great Ryan loved it too! Guess there won’t be too many leftovers laying around. 🙂

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    June 1, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Mmm awesome lasanga! I’m also loving the mint newman’s o! Aren’t Newman’s Own Organics products amazing? Love ’em.

    I also firmly believe in writing out to-do lists by hand. It’s so much easier and it’s tangible.

    Have a great night, Jenna!

  • Tanya
    June 1, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    That lasagna looks amazing. It’s been a while since I’ve had lasagna too – but I just might take on a veggie (dare I say vegetarian) version.

  • Heather
    June 1, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    I am the exact same way… I HAVE to write out my to-do lists on paper. Somehow, it’s just so much better that way! 😉

    I’m loving the PB on the Dr. Kracker. I’ve never tried adding anything onto those cracker just because they seem so loaded already, but that PB sure looks yummy on there!

    What a great smoothie mixture! I’ve got to try that one out!

    Awesome job on the lasagna! Definitely a “make-again” recipe! 🙂

    • jenna
      June 2, 2009 at 4:47 am


      No, the don’t fill me up at all but I just drink them like I would drink tea, not for an actual “snack”. I always have something else with them!


      I found them but bought regular bc the whole wheat was more expensive!

  • april
    June 1, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Yum your food looks great!! do the juices fill you up?

  • Lindsey (fiteats)
    June 1, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I am all about the paper and pen to do lists, too! I just can’t use an “e-version”.

  • Help Meghan Run
    June 1, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Wow that does look good! And I don’t even like cheese that much 😉

  • Sarah (LovIN My Tummy)
    June 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    All the “cool kids” make todo lists on paper. All the “not as cool kids” do it on the back of an envelope…with a crayon…

  • Lesi
    June 1, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    I love that coconut shampoo too! It makes your hair smell like summer!

  • Debbie
    June 2, 2009 at 4:03 am

    That lasagna looks amazing and I am dying for the recipe! Can’t wait till you reveal what you have up your sleeve.

  • Matt (No Meat Athlete)
    June 2, 2009 at 4:22 am

    Did you manage to find whole wheat lasagna noodles? I can never find them and end up making them myself!

  • Pam
    June 2, 2009 at 5:17 am

    The lasagna looks great! I can’t wait until you post the recipe! I just started reading your blog fairly recently and I love it! Thanks!

  • Still Life in South America
    June 2, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Wowwee, your lasagna looks out of sight. It sounds like you are gentle incorporating more veggie options into Ryan’s diet. 🙂

    I agree that nothing beats a pad of paper and a pen for a to-do list. I’ve never owned a palm pilot or Blackberry. A good old datebook has always been my personal secretary.

  • Jenna
    June 2, 2009 at 7:16 am

    your lasagna looks out of this world!! YUM!! I love Italian food! Its my weakness.

  • Ashley
    June 2, 2009 at 7:20 am


    Could you please post your recipe for this amazing lasagna! I’d love to make it for dinner tomorrow night!

    • jenna
      June 2, 2009 at 8:02 am


      Sorry, I can’t! I’m doing a little project with some of my recipes and won’t be releasing them just yet…..sorry!!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    June 2, 2009 at 7:37 am

    holy grapefruit! ha- love it.

  • Kristine
    June 2, 2009 at 7:53 am

    Hi Jenna,
    Just started reading your blog and it is great. I love all your recipes (that lasagna looks amazing) and I’m definitely going to try out the green monster!

    Can’t wait for more!

  • Leanne
    June 2, 2009 at 8:28 am

    I love veg lasagna! I think the meat is the least important part… Looks wonderful!

  • Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    June 2, 2009 at 8:58 am

    That lasagna looks sooo delicious! I wish I could have dairy. 🙁 It’s only temporary though, so I’ll have to add this to my list things to make in a few months!

  • Sarah
    June 2, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Yum, can’t wait to see the recipe! I will have to make this for my girls, we have a weekly potluck 🙂

  • Nicole (dishin')
    June 2, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    This lasagna looks amazing. Now I’m thinking about dinner and it’s only 2:30 pm! 🙂

  • Laura Brandon
    June 3, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I SO want the recipe for this lasagna!! Can’t wait for you to reveal it!