I’m counting down….tomorrow is my last day of work and last night of school before spring break!!! So today is sort of like my thursday I guess :). Last night in school my chef instructor wasn’t there because he was sick (everyone in school is coming down with colds, I’m keeping my fingers crossed I’m not next!) so an associate chef took over for the night. Instead of making apple strudel and spanokopita, which we now doing tonight, we made little brioche buns, fruit tarts and napoleons using phyllo dough and fresh fruit. I love using fresh fruit in desserts and was excited to see that we had an array of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and kiwis to use last night.
I got up early this morning and hit the gym for a quick total body circuit. I did lunges, squats, pushups and some various arm machines for about half an hour. Before I left I had my usual half of banana with peanut butter and when I returned I made a delicious waffle sandwich using the other half of my banana with more peanut butter (!) and raspberry preserves.
I thought I would share with you all my packed lunch a little early this morning because I won’t be able to take pictures today at work around lunchtime because we are having our monthly cooking class at Roy’s today so the restaurant will be filled with people….not really photo conducive for me! I was going to bring leftovers from last night but then thought I would rather have it for dinner again so instead I made the classic: a spinach, honey mustard, tofurkey sandwich on Ezekiel bread with strawberries and grapes on the side! Strawberries were on sale the other day at Whole Foods so I just HAD to buy some 😉
Have a great day yall!
EllieMarch 26, 2008 at 12:31 pm
Great breakfast and great lunch for a Wednesday! Enjoy your day 🙂
hkMarch 26, 2008 at 12:41 pm
those little containers are PERFECT! love it 🙂 happy humpday, you’re almost there!
BethMarch 26, 2008 at 1:26 pm
Do those glass dishes have plastic lids or glass too? Are they heavy to carry?
jennaMarch 26, 2008 at 1:30 pm
They do have lids and no, they are not heavy to carry at all for some reason! And they work great in the microwave as well. I’m sort of obsessed.
Vegan_NoodleMarch 26, 2008 at 1:31 pm
Wow, that fruit tart is beautiful. I’m so glad berries are starting to get back in season again!!
Oh, and I thought I would mention that your blog inspired me to try the tofurkey deli slices on a sandwich… and I loved it! Will certainly be one of my staples now.
Yay for spring break! Today is my last full day in the office for the week as well, I’m off to Seattle for a long weekend. Enjoy your spring break!
Jenna 2March 26, 2008 at 1:41 pm
your treats from school look awesome, as usual! 🙂 hee hee!!
I made ED&BV chocolate/pnut butter cookies last night and I only had whole wheat flour and they turned out exermely dry and crumbled?? is it b/c of the flour? Also, do you use the parchment paper when you bake them?? I have been but lately it has been smoking up my oven! and smelling like my cookies are burning even though they are not?
RominaMarch 26, 2008 at 1:59 pm
I can imagine it’s super easy to get sick when everyone’s cooking! The germs get transmitted easily. I hope you don’t get sick either. Hurrah for spring break!! It’s so close. =)
Those brioches look DELICIOUS. I have a weakness for them, hehe.
arimcgMarch 26, 2008 at 3:11 pm
I need some strawberries in my life.
CaraMarch 26, 2008 at 3:28 pm
Wow the baking looks amazing, spectacular rather. And the sandwich looks pretty tasty as well. Mmm. I wish I had some strawberries. I have been getting them from Farmers Market recently and they are amazing but I was too sick to go this past week. Boo. I am crossing my fingers you dont get the cold or flu that is going around. It sucks the big one. haha
Dinah SoarMarch 26, 2008 at 4:04 pm
Your lunch box/kit looks like it might be a Bento—is it?
Also, the Ezekiel bread—I have a question. I eat it too, love it…but mine looks different than yours…may be the picture…I eat the 7 grain…it looks like you have the seeded one…I can’t eat whole seeds due to diverticulosis…I was wondering, if in fact you eat the seeded bread, are the whole seeds just on the outside of the loaf or are they inside the loaf (whole) too?
I’d like to try the seeded one, could knock off the seeds if they are just on the crust….
Also, I recently tried the Ezekiel english muffins after seeing them on your blog…they were wonderful!
Thanks for sharing on your blog…I’m repeating myself, but I love reading your blog daily….
hilMarch 26, 2008 at 4:08 pm
i have now officially become obsessed with waffle sandwiches. such a neat and delicious idea!! i love peanut butter and banana and waffles instead of bread is just fabulous!!!!!!!!! FABULOUS JENNA, FABULOUS!!
KatherineMarch 26, 2008 at 6:49 pm
The fruit looks amazing, so colourful! In the tarte and in your lunch. I love packing little containers of food to have a bit of everything. I am usually a snacking type person.
Does anyone know of any Gluten-free breads that taste good? I am afraid to try rice breads and have found buckwheat bread, but it is so dense and it is nice to have a fluffy sandwich. I have settled for gluten free waffles for now – they are airy and nice not too dense.
ChocolateCoveredVeganMarch 26, 2008 at 6:59 pm
Beautiful, beautiful pastries!
ashMarch 26, 2008 at 8:00 pm
hey jenna or anyone else
as i said a few times now im from Australia and the other day i was complaining to a friend about how all the cool brands you guys have cant be bought here when i got a brain wave-so i was wondering if anyone wanted to swap addresses and do a carepackage thing! some Aussie healthy treats are really good,they can be veggie or vegan just let me know. if any one is intrested e-mail me at email@example.com
i really hope at least someone wants too, –
SarahMarch 26, 2008 at 8:31 pm
You inspired me to try tofurky! SO good! Do you have a favorite flavor? I bought the oven roasted, and prefer it over regular deli meat, which makes me one happy girl. 😀
Oh, and that photo of your breakfast is probably the greatest looking pb&j picture I’ve seen. Looks sooo yummy!!
jennaMarch 26, 2008 at 9:20 pm
I really like the Italian Deli flavor! It’s def. my favorite…so good and a little spicy!
SarahMarch 27, 2008 at 12:01 am
Thanks! 😀 I’m going to give that flavor a try next then…
LolaFunkMarch 27, 2008 at 4:32 am
I LOVE fruit tarts!!! Send me some!