Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

A Million Thank You’s

Wow, guys!!!!! Thank you SO much for all the support and sweet comments regarding my book deal. I feel so good now that I’ve come clean to y’all….and now you know why (unfortunately) I can’t give out any more recipes—you have to wait and get them in the book! It’s going to be a fun 9 months of recipe testing and writing but I promise it will be worth the wait 😉

This morning I ate some oatmeal before heading to the gym for an intense spinning class!


This was rather delicious. I used a half cup of oats cooked in water + a banana and then topped it with 1/2 cup yogurt, a sprinkle of granola, almond butter and maple syrup.

I can’t believe I haven’t been to a spinning class since……APRIL! Ohhhh man. It was a good, sweaty hurt. I actually enjoy spinning and I’m glad I now have a gym that offers some good classes at times that work with my schedule. I also did some ab work and push-ups before the class began to warm myself up.

Post workout snack:


Baby carrots, hummus and cheese. Nom nom nom!

I plowed through about 150 emails this morning. I want y’all to know that I do read EVERY SINGLE EMAIL that you send me but I’m just unable to answer every one of them now since I receive so many (you don’t even want to know). I also am balancing four email addresses so things are starting to get complicated. I’m just saying this because I don’t want you to feel like you aren’t important to me if you don’t hear back from me….some things are out of my control. I love hearing from you and I do TRY to answer you all!

Also, for future reference, if you have a question regarding Amazing Grass, please email me at my company email address—jenna@amazinggrass.com—just to keep a sense of order to my life. 🙂

Lunch was a deli sandwich eaten in a beautiful serene location as I disconnected and breathed for an hour—


This is a turkey sandwich on whole bread with pepperjack cheese, lettuce, tomato, sprouts, onion and mustard. It was HUGE and I only ate half.

Plus this bad boy—


I’m off to get some work done and make split pea soup. I have a feeling it’s going to be that kind of night!

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  • Jenna
    November 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    🙂 every since i read about you backing into your neighbors brick post mail box I knew you were meant to write a book or have a reality series!!!! 🙂 I’m so proud of you! I know you will do an amazing job!!!

    your sandwhich looks awesome!!

  • Jenna
    November 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    🙂 every since i read about you backing into your neighbors brick post mail box I knew you were meant to write a book or have a reality series!!!! 🙂 I’m so proud of you! I know you will do an amazing job!!!

    your sandwhich looks awesome!!

  • Evan Thomas
    November 10, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Well at least we’ll get to salivate at the pictures of the test recipes, right? 🙂
    I hope you use gmail! You can set it so that all your emails are linked to one mailbox, and even so that when you respond to an email, you do so from the mailing address it was sent to even if it’s not your primary one. It’s so helpful for me for balancing school and blog

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    November 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    It’s going to be a great book! I just know it 🙂

  • Megan
    November 10, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    I am just so excited for this book!!!!
    And, that sandwich looks SO good! Makes me want a bug turkey sandwich, haha.
    Split pea soup- yum 🙂
    Enjoy your night!!!!

  • Molly @thevegandorm
    November 10, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I will definitely be buying your book…I can’t wait!!

  • christie, honoring health
    November 10, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    This is going to be such an exciting ride for you! I can’t wait to come along with you! Your book is going to straight up rock!

  • Lindsay
    November 10, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    I missed your announcement this morning but CONGRATS! That is so exciting! I can’t wait to read the book!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    November 10, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    That sandwich looks amazzzzing.

  • Jenna
    November 10, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    glad you got to enjoy spin and that turkey sandwich looks soo yummy!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    November 10, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    You could have some real fun taking SNEAKY photographs while you’re doing your secret recipe creations!

  • laura dishes
    November 10, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Recipe testing + writing is SO down your alley… this is just so exciting!

  • Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats)
    November 10, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Ive been a huge fan of your blog for awhile so congrats to you!! How exciting. PS.. even tho Im not a meat eater that sammie looks DELICIOUS! yum 🙂

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    November 10, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I have never thought to blend oats with yogurt before- that looks so creamy and delicious!
    Have a great night!

  • Jil
    November 10, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Wow, that sandwich looks SO good. And the picture of the oats is beautiful; you can really see the difference in photo quality.

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    November 10, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I love a monstrous sandwich half, keeps me going for hours. That turkey sandwich looks insane. Were there jalapeno peppers on it as well? Yum.

    Can’t wait to see your delicious recipes in print!

  • candice
    November 10, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Okay, it’s a book deal now, so I guess Food Network later?… 😛 Yummy oatmeal. Looks like the perfect combination of warm and cold!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    November 10, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Yay! I’m glad spin was good. And that turkey sandwich looks amazing too 😀

    We all owe YOU the thank you! You’ve been an amazing inspiration to all of us Jenna. You deserve the many blessings you’re receiving!

  • Brooke (Baking with Basil)
    November 10, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    I just read your post about the book deal!!! OH MY GOSH JENNA!! That’s sooo exciting! What a blessing for you. Congrats and we can’t wait to see this cookbook!!!!

  • Kasey @ Fit For Wellness
    November 10, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Congrats on the book!!! That is awesome 🙂

  • brandi
    November 10, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    congrats again – so exciting!

    I hope you have a good night and enjoy that soup 🙂

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    November 10, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Those oats look AMAZING! And I just have to say that I am in love with the Babybel light cheeses. So perfect for a simple snack!

  • Lauren
    November 10, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    OH MY WORD!!!! I just read your BIG news and I can’t say enough congratulations to you. I honestly can’t think of a single person who deserves this more than you! You are amazing and I am so happy for you! 🙂

  • Mastering Public Health
    November 10, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Let me add to the congratulations. What a surprise! I can only imagine how happy you are. And I think I am going to e-mail you a question I had about Amazing Grass to your fancy company e-mail address now!

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    November 10, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    I am so happy for you getting a book deal!! You were one of the few bloggers who really inspired me to start a blog. So thrilled for you 🙂

  • Sarah
    November 10, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Way to go!!!! what an exciting opportunity, thanks for allowing us to be a part of your adventure! Congratulations!

    I’m so eager for the bread and dessert section of your book!

  • amanda
    November 10, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    keep us posted I for one will be purchasing your book!

  • Erin
    November 10, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Super cute picture on the side! I have to go to your other posts and read what kind of camera you ended up buying because your pictures are so pretty!!

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    November 10, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Mmm hope the split comes out great!

  • kelly
    November 10, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Ha, ha, ha! I am sitting here eating my left over split pea soup while I read this. So happy for you and your book deal – can’t wait!

  • Phyllis
    November 10, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    That turkey sandwich looks sooooo good!!!!

  • rebecca lustig
    November 10, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    OMG GIRL, CONGRATS! You should be EXTREMELY proud of yourself and all your hard work!

    with love,

  • eatmovelove
    November 10, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    You deserve all that your getting! Glad to hear about the email for Amazing Grass Greens – I do have questions! I agree about spinning – it saved me when my running was…not happening at all. It was something that actually made me sweat!! Super sweat. I don’t do it so much now – or maybe just on my own to ‘spin-out’ the legs every now and then …it’s a hit or miss with classes, I hate realllllly loud instructors and lousy music haha ! Well – I shouldn’t say hate – I’m not a fan of it 🙂 Trying to be positive here.

  • Joanie @ The Bright Side
    November 10, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Congrats on the book deal!! That is beyond cool!! Love the new “profile” photo of you, too.

  • skinnyrunner
    November 10, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    4 email addresses? wowzers you crazy girl! that sandwich looks monstrously delicious!

  • pam
    November 10, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    CONGRATS on the book deal, that is super exciting and well deserved!!!!!!!!! We are all routing for you and will stay tuned for the adventures.
    All that delish and fresh food in Cali makes me want to take a long vacation there 🙂

  • Julie
    November 10, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Yeah! I knew there was a book in the works. : ) Just lets us know when you are going to be having book signings! (Can I request a Walnut Creek location?) Congratulations!

  • lk
    November 10, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    omg congrats!!! it was great meeting you at the festival this weekend!

  • Still Life in South America
    November 10, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Next stop: Food Network Show!

    Just sayin’…

  • Katie
    November 10, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    I agree Food Network next Jenna is taking over the world. I am getting that good hurt tomorrow. Eek.

  • lola
    November 10, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Jenna!!! I just read about the book deal i’m so excited!!
    Congratulatiooooons! 😀

  • Jordan
    November 10, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    So excited for you and can’t wait until your book comes out! You are a great inspiration for seizing opportunities and living life to the fullest.

  • Jacqui
    November 10, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    SO glad to see you used that beautiful picture for your profile. Congrats on the wonderful news! I continue to be inspired by your drive and determination!

  • Jen (Running With Cake)
    November 10, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Love the new side profile pic. You are completely glowing and look totally happy!

  • Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles)
    November 10, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I can’t wait until your book comes out!!


  • Matt
    November 10, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    One time I had oatmeal and went to a spin class after, it was not pretty. Congrats on the book deal!

  • Leah Triplett
    November 10, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    wow!! you are such a great writer and i can’t wait to read it! 😀

  • BroccoliHut
    November 10, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Mmm Divine Grape=kombucha ecstasy!

  • Carolyn
    November 11, 2009 at 7:27 am

    That sandwich looks fantastic! We used to have a place that made sandwiches like that when I was in high school. I miss it! 🙁