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All About The Crust

Hey guys!

Well, I made it through that run this morning….ran 2 miles in the cold rain and it actually was…..refreshing? It wasn’t really raining, just sprinkling and I think I’m just loving the fact that I can run again so much so that I don’t even care what the weather is like! Wahhoo!

Post run I ate this trail mix…I’m almost out and I’m GLAD because this stuff is like crack to me.

Wrote for a little bit and then hit up power bootcamp class! We were laughing today so hard….every single Tuesday and Thursday its only Three Dog Yoga employees that take the class. No actual students ever show up! Maybe they are scared?! Regardless, today I had a blast jumping around with Anna, Lisa and Michaela. And I’m sure I’m going to feel all those squats in my tush tomorrow. 😉
Lunch was leftover chili + cornbread:
Got MORE writing done and then took a break to bake some super charge me cookies! Recipe is from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan and is faaabulous. As most of you know, this is my “go-to” cookie recipe…gosh, I’m just now realizing I haven’t made any since moving out west. Who am I?! Glad I came back today. They sure are tasty…and healthy!
So I’ve been craving pizza for weeks now. I know I’ve eaten pizza in the past few weeks but that’s not really PIZZA…..I miss thick crust “east coast style” pizza. California is great but its all about this gourmet thin crusted stuff…not my style. What’s pizza without crust anyway? I used to make pizza dough for a living. Trust me on this. Anyways, tonight I met Rocky and Adam at Round Table and it was the closet thing to home I could imagine…..really, really good! Not as good as Greenwise pizza but perhaps I’m just partial. 😉
I let the guys order this because I knew I would just have two slices….I’m not even sure exactly what’s on it but I picked off the pepperoni from my slices. It was sooo good!
Came home with a pizza belly and made some chamomile tea and ate a pear for dessert
Have a great night!

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  • Jen (Running With Cake)
    January 26, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    A two-mile run, a bootcamp class, and a pizza to top things off? My, you really DID have a good day!

  • Meghan @ Spreading the Health
    January 26, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I love running in the rain, actually! Super refreshing. And thanks for reminding me to make Super Charge Me cookies. 🙂

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    January 26, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Ha…Chez Panisse to Round Table – you’re all over the map =) Great job with the exercise today. Glad you’re able to run again!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    January 26, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Congrats on the run 😀
    And I love those cookies! Everything from ED&BV turns out amazinggg

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 26, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Yum, that pizza looks SO good!! I’ve been craving pizza like insanely lately.. maybe there’s something in the air?! Haha. But it’s all about the crust. The toppings can be amazing but if your crust isn’t up to par, the pizza just doesn’t cut it. I like The Mellow Mushroom’s pizza BECAUSE of their crust. It is all chewy and doughy and yummy…. holy cow.. I want some pizza BAD.

    And so glad you had an amazing run! I enjoy running in the rain too (as long as it’s not a downpour). It definitely keeps you from getting too hot! There’s just something about it.

    And I think yoga with your friends sounds pretty awesome 🙂

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie )
    January 26, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Yay for running!!! I am so excited for you, it must be the best feeling to run again! 🙂

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie )
    January 26, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Yay for running!!! I am so excited for you, it must be the best feeling to run again! 🙂

  • Ameena
    January 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Great job on the run and the cookies! Yoga sounds great too!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    January 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    In the most recent Cook’s Illustrated they have the perfect “chicago-style deep dish pizza” recipe. SO much butter and oil are involved, but I might have to attempt the recipe 🙂

  • Sam
    January 26, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Congratulations are in order for a.) a successful run, and b.) lots of writing!!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    January 26, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Pears for dessert are the bomb! There’s something about them that are so satisfying…even for a major sweet tooth like me!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    January 26, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Yes, Round Table is the best pizza out here. Unfortunately, it has to be the most expensive pizza EVER. It’s ridiculous lol… It does taste good though!

  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun)
    January 26, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    congrats on the run! yayyy. Love that pizza too. I always love a good crusty piiiiiiizzzzzzzaaaaa!

  • Kerry @ Running on Faith
    January 26, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Congrats on the running! It must feel so good to go out and do that again. The pizza looked great 🙂

  • Ella
    January 26, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    No one’s said it yet so I will – it seems to me that East Coast pizza IS the thin stuff! At least in New York, where I live now, everything is thin crust, unlike the thicker crust stuff I had growing up in Seattle. I guess Florida is thick crust territory!

  • Jil
    January 26, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    oooh, i’m a think crust gal, but that pizza looks really good. hooray for a great run!! 🙂

  • Jil
    January 26, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    **thin crust

  • ShutupandRun
    January 26, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Glad you are back to some pain free running!!!!

  • adrienmelaine
    January 26, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    way to get up and go this morning!

    your meals look so, SO good today, that pizza in particular!

  • Liz
    January 26, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Pizza belly after two slices?! Oh Jenna…I have faith in you…haha

  • Danielle
    January 26, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    You are such an inspiration with your revamped fitness routine. Have you found any changes in your body when you moved from primarily cardio (running) to mostly strength (yoga)? I’m just wondering because i’m hoping to get back into shape and love yoga, I’m just not sure if it’ll do the trick on it’s own 🙂 glad you fulfilled the pizza craving! I personally adore thin crusts but to each their own!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 26, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    it’s totally all about the crust! i love a good, solid, slightly sweet crust for pizza…mmmmmmmm 🙂

  • Michelle
    January 26, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    I LOVE running in the cold/rainy weather. it’s my favourite to run in. I find it cleansing.

  • Allie
    January 26, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    which is the better cookbook- Veganomicon or ED&BV? Which do you use more?

  • Whitney
    January 26, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Yo! Dreena has the recipe for the cookies linked on her blog:

  • Kate
    January 27, 2010 at 12:44 am

    You HAVE to try the Gourmet Veggie pizza from Round Table. I’m not even a veggie fan/vegetarian/vegan but that pizza is the BEST!

  • Kate
    January 27, 2010 at 12:44 am

    You HAVE to try the Gourmet Veggie pizza from Round Table. I’m not even a veggie fan/vegetarian/vegan but that pizza is the BEST!

  • Judy
    January 27, 2010 at 2:44 am

    Hate to break your bubble, but as a native New Yorker, I can assure you that thick crust isn’t an east coast thing. Thin crust is.

    Actually, I much prefer thick crust, but NY pizza is all about the thin crust. We’ve been trying out the dozens of pizza places since we moved back to NY, and some of them have crust that was almost like a cracker! And some people like it. Ugh.

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    January 27, 2010 at 3:17 am

    I grew up with Round Table. It is seriously good stuff, and a lot less greasy than its competitors.

    Glad to her your run went well! Healing is exciting and empowering!

  • christie, honoring health
    January 27, 2010 at 3:24 am

    That pizza looks awesome!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 27, 2010 at 3:41 am

    That pizza crust looks perfect!

  • Lizzie
    January 27, 2010 at 3:54 am

    I was thinking of you yesterday as I navigated my first 5K after 2 months off – yay!! Well done you! 🙂

  • Karla
    January 27, 2010 at 3:58 am

    I agree, fatty crusts are the way to go!
    This is really bizarre but I love pizza from Costco!

  • Jenna
    January 27, 2010 at 4:17 am

    It’s like you have a private yoga class!
    Pizza looks yummy!!

  • Madison
    January 27, 2010 at 4:33 am

    Holy YUM! That pizza looks tasty. The crust almost looks Chicago-style.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    January 27, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Congrats on the run!! And that crust looks great!

  • Heather
    January 27, 2010 at 4:43 am

    It is SO wonderful that you can run again, Jenna! Having that control and balance back in your life is irreplaceable. Glad you got your pizza craving in too! [:

  • diana(mymarble rye)
    January 27, 2010 at 4:49 am

    I heart pizza. Like seriously. Chicago, new york, california,…my mouth will be there!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 27, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Oh man, I’m impressed you made it out for a run in the rain. Such a wimp right here! 😉

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    January 27, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Sounds like a fab (and productive!) day. I know what you mean about being glad when crack-like foods are finally gone (Annie’s Bunny Grahams and choc. covered banana chips for me.) I could eat a whole bag in one sitting! hahah
    That pizza looks delicious!

  • swimsutra
    January 27, 2010 at 4:57 am

    (Quick) runs in light, cold rain may be a personal favorite… when it’s over, and I feel refreshed–not always so much during. Hehe. Also, TJ’s trail mixes, all varieties, so delicious/dangerous. Siggh.

  • Ashlei
    January 27, 2010 at 5:00 am

    The crust definitely makes or breaks the pizza for me – I love thick crusts too. Mellow Mushroom is my all time favorite pizza place 🙂

  • amanda
    January 27, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Great job on the run. The pizza looks amazingly good

  • jenna
    January 27, 2010 at 5:11 am

    ha-i was always drooling over your pizza in FL! I wanted to visit FL just for the pizza!! LOL this one looks pretty good too though! 😉

  • Mae (OhhMay.Wordpress)
    January 27, 2010 at 5:20 am

    I really like thick, chewy crust. I always eat my parent’s or friends when they leave it behind.
    Yeast-y chewy dough is so intoxicating, I’m definatly a bread fanatic! 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 27, 2010 at 5:26 am

    I like running in the rain when it’s sprinkling like that!

    And I LOVE pizza crust of ANY kind– thin crust, thick crust…bring it ALL on!! 🙂

  • PippaPatchwork
    January 27, 2010 at 5:34 am

    I’m so happy for you that you can run again! I was off it for just a couple of weeks due to a pulled muscle and it was awful.

    I have a super easy whole wheat pizza dough recipe that’s delicious if you’re ever interested. I personally think homemade is always the best, especially since I like my own weird toppings like dates and mashed sweet potato 😉

  • Gracie @ Girl Meets Health
    January 27, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Did you ever see the special on the Food Network about Chicago versus New York pizza (deep dish versus thin crust)? It’s so funny how much people take pride in their favorite type of pizza. I personally don’t discriminate and love ALL forms of pizza 😉 But if I had to pick one I’d actually go with a thinner crust!

  • Kasey
    January 27, 2010 at 5:41 am

    I haven’t had a really good pizza in weeks! I prefer thin crust but your pizza look delicious 🙂

  • theemptynutjar
    January 27, 2010 at 5:42 am

    I would have ate the whole pizza !
    I hear Round Table is really good.

  • Sophie @ yumventures
    January 27, 2010 at 6:14 am

    There is nothing like east coast pizza! Though I have never been to Chicago, and I hear that is super-tasty! It sounds like you had a super productive day.

  • Bonnie @ Salad Craze
    January 27, 2010 at 6:14 am

    Glad you are able to run again! I’m an East Coast Pizza loving Girl in NJ, but I’m always craving those “gourmet” pizza’s you are gettin over there in CA! I’m sure after being away from my beloved thick crust for a few months I’d be craving it again for sure!

  • MMiller
    January 27, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Glad you had a great run! Be careful and don’t overdo it! Now that your bike came in, I look forward to hearing about your biking adventures! I was out for a short bike ride last week and it was difficult for me after not being on a bike in over 30 years! (Plus it was a little too high for me!)

    Love the fact that you can have such a great and small yoga class!

    And that pizza looks amazing! And you do need the right crust! I prefer an in between crust! Not too thick, not too thin! And like Heather said, a slightly sweet taste!

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    January 27, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Mmmm pizza is definitely my favorite food.

  • alexe @ soyaetchocolat
    January 27, 2010 at 6:39 am

    The Eat Drink and Be Vegan cookbook finally made its way back to the library and I’m next on the rental list! Yeah! I’m actually going to pick it up in a few minutes! I’ve read so many great things about it on your blog that I’m sure I’ll end up buying it but I wanted to check it out first (and it’s not available in bookstores here). I can’t wait to try new vegan recipes!

  • BethT
    January 27, 2010 at 6:43 am

    If you ever get to experience Little Star Pizza in SF, Round Table will look like McDonald’s from here on out.

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    January 27, 2010 at 6:53 am

    I am a thin crust fan, but that looks pretty darn good 😉

  • Stephanie
    January 27, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Mmmm that pizza looks divine!!

  • Charles
    January 27, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Enough people have rehashed the thin crust / East coast topic, so i don’t have to.

    However, if ever you’re in Round Table again, I do so miss the Chicken & Garlic one…

  • Heather @ (The Single Dish)
    January 27, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Yum, that pizza is making me hungry!

  • Katharine
    January 27, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Nothing beats good old fashioned pizza, not even the delcious gourmet stuff. Glad you got your fix!

  • Laura Georgina
    January 27, 2010 at 7:43 am

    So excited that you’re running again! I looove running in light rain–so refreshing (and prevents me from getting that very attractive Runner’s Tomato Face).

  • Courtney
    January 27, 2010 at 10:19 am

    YUMM JENNA! Where can I find that amazing cookie recipe?! Looks Scrumptious

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    January 27, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Come to Chicago! We looove our deep dish pizza around here!

  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)
    January 27, 2010 at 11:49 am

    HHHMMMM pizza! We make a whole lot of pizza at home since we have so many food restrictions! The crust definitely makes the pizza! Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Salah
    January 27, 2010 at 11:57 am

    The crust is my absolute favorite part of the pizza. When I lived in CA the thin crusts weren’t a good supplement for my cravings! Pizza seems to always be a good reward after a real tough day of workouts!

  • Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind
    January 27, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Pizza belly…bahahahaha. Great term.

    Congrats on the running!

  • Kayla
    January 27, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Random, but Casey and I ate at Round Table the first night of our honeymoon in Hawaii! Lol…we were starving, had just flown in, it was late, and there was one right next to our hotel so we got the BBQ chicken pizza. When I first read this I thought, “Why does Round Table sound so familiar?” Then it hit me…nothing like satisfying a pizza craving 🙂

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    January 29, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Holy moly crust!!