Almost Too Much

Good morning!

Thank you all for the support last night regarding my preliminary interview. I’m trying not to get my hopes up because, in all honesty, it really is such a long shot that I would actually get the job. If its meant to be, it’ll be and I just have to focus on being calm for my call this afternoon! I’m sure they are going to wonder how in world I managed to get over 1,000 votes and I can say, well I have over 1,000 friends all over the world! 😉 You guys are awesome!

Its raining AGAIN this morning (I love it!) and I made the largest bowl of oat bran ever



It was seriously so large I *almost* couldn’t finish it. Almost being the key word. It contained:

  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1.5 cups water (this is the secret for a HUGE bowl of oat bran!)
  • cinnamon + sea salt
  • 1 banana
  • scoop of raw almond butter
  • 1/4 cup 2% Fage
  • pure maple syrup drizzled on top

I hope my tummy stops feeling so full soon because in an hour I leave for my hot yoga flow class and I hate to feel bloated on my mat.

Last night I surprised Ryan with another cupcake from Frostings, the cute little cupcake joint I visited on Sunday.


Tiramisu is his favorite dessert so I got him one of their homemade (no mixes used here!) tiramisu cupcake! I had a tiny sample at the store when I picked this up and it was divine. Not too sweet and the frosting had marscapone cheese in it. SO yummy. He thought so too—


Ryan said “it tasted just like tiramisu and was fun to eat”. I also was given a champagne pear bellini cupcake to sample but I haven’t tried that one yet. Today might be the day! 😉

Okay kiddies, I’m off to get my yoga clothes on and hydrate! I was going to walk to the studio but since its raining I’m going to have to drive. Boo

See you for lunch!

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini
    May 19, 2009 at 6:00 am

    I am LOVING this rain too!! So nice!

    Your bowl of oat bran looks so good. I wish I didn’t had breakfast yet becuase now I want some oat bran!

    Enjoy yoga and GOOD LUCK!

  • LisaR
    May 19, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Good luck w/ your interview!!! That’s so exciting!!!

  • Jocelyn
    May 19, 2009 at 6:13 am

    oh man that oatbran looks soooooo GOOD
    and aww cute hunnie 😉 I bet he LOVED that cupcake!
    Enjoy yoga!

  • megan
    May 19, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Good luck on your interview! And yum, that cupcake looks amazing! 🙂

  • Heather
    May 19, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Hi Jenna!
    Can’t wait to hear how your phone call interview goes. Just relax and let the grace of God guide you. You will be awesome! [:

  • NJrunnerGirl
    May 19, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Hi Jenna,

    Congrats on the interview — hope it goes well. Quick question for you about wine — do you find that drinking it more regularly (a small glass most nights) has any effect on your muscle tone or endurance when you work out?

    • jenna
      May 19, 2009 at 6:38 am


      Absolutely not. I have never noticed a difference in the least bit. I’ve always liked to enjoy a glass a night and feel like I am in the best shape I’ve ever been in right now!

  • Christina
    May 19, 2009 at 6:40 am

    Jenna that cupcake looks soo good! I’ll be thinking of you today and hope you ace your interview!

  • lee
    May 19, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Jenna, I just wanted to tell you how wonderful you are. It is a simple PLEASURE to read about your happenings, your never-ending authentic and positive attitude, your outlook on life and pursuing happiness-it’s all so inspiring. Since March, I have stopped reading many other food blogs for personal reasons–but I have never stopped reading yours. TO me, your blog is so much more than food. It’s about life, the ups and downs-and having faith and enjoying it throughout. Your determination is INSPIRING.

    Never give up, Jenna. We love you!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    May 19, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Good luck with your interview!

  • Marina
    May 19, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Good luck with your interview!! You’ll do great! The frosting on that cupcake looks so yummy…mmm.

  • Recipes for Creativity
    May 19, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Jenna, you are going to rock the interview! If you want the job, and believe you will be great at it, you’ll get it! Just be your wonderful self. Have fun at yoga!

  • Michelle Hisae
    May 19, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Those cupcakes are so cute! What a nice GF…

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    May 19, 2009 at 6:56 am

    What a nice surprise for Ryan! Hope you have a great day – GOOD LUCK on your interview!!!

  • Amy
    May 19, 2009 at 6:57 am

    I hope you get the job!! That’s so awesome – 1,000 votes!!!
    I enjoy walking to the gym, too!

  • Betsy
    May 19, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Ryan is a lucky guy! That cupcakes looks & sounds amazing. Tiramisu is one of my absolute faves.

    Good luck with your interview!

  • Liza
    May 19, 2009 at 7:03 am

    I voted for your video! 🙂 Good luck on the interview.
    HOW I WISH I COULD TRY THOSE CUPCAKES! They look fantastic.

  • brandi
    May 19, 2009 at 7:06 am

    love the big bowl of oatbran – i had one this morning, too! enjoy yoga!

  • Holly
    May 19, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Gotta love cupcakes! 🙂

    Good luck on your interview today!

  • Jenna
    May 19, 2009 at 7:12 am

    Good luck with your interview:) how exciting!! BTW you blondies look awesome!

    Do you like oat bran better than regular oatmeal? Is there a huge difference in taste/texture?

  • Laura
    May 19, 2009 at 7:15 am

    WOW Jenna, I hadn’t read the job details until now and I got the chills as I read through the requirements… this job is perfect for you! Healdsburg is a beautiful place– not only would you be in foodie heaven (Bouchon Bakery is worth the drive to Yountville), but Murphy Goode would be silly not to pick you to share your joy and love of life with others!

  • LT
    May 19, 2009 at 7:16 am

    Hey Jenna, congrats on the interview!! I voted for you 😉
    Also….thanks for turning me onto Kombucha!!! I had Grape and Guava flavors and I am completely obsessed. I found them on sale and I really wish I had loaded up.

  • Still Life in South America
    May 19, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Good morning, Jenna. I wish it would rain here. We have only had a slight drizzle since November.

    Have a great time at yoga. Hopefully you can clear your mind and focus on the moment. Sounds like you have a lot of external noise today.

    Still Life

  • Emily L.
    May 19, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Rain is wonderful, but it does sort of put a damper on outdoor excursions. It’s been raining/storming so hard here in Miami – the power is on and off. I wonder if it will go off for good this afternoon, and let me off work early? A girl can dream.

  • Nicole
    May 19, 2009 at 7:41 am

    That cupcake looks amazing! Have fun at yoga 🙂

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    May 19, 2009 at 7:45 am

    You’ll do awesome today!! PLEASE keep us posted!

  • Emily (The Experimentarian)
    May 19, 2009 at 7:46 am

    That oatbran always looks so good! I really need to try making it with more water to get that fluffy consistency, but it seems like it might take a little more time than I’m used to. Enjoy your perfect rainy day 🙂

  • Gadergirl
    May 19, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Hey Jenna, Congrats on the phone interview. Good luck! I love your new haircut. I’ve been considering cutting my hair short, but I’m worried about what I’ll do with it when I work out. Does your hair fit in a ponytail? If not, how do you keep it out of your face when you’re running? Thanks!

  • Beadie
    May 19, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Congrats on the interview. It would be so awesome if you got that job!!

  • hk
    May 19, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Good luck for the interview- you’ll be great!! enjoy yoga, that’s the best way for me to relax and focus myself! enjoy 🙂

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    May 19, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Good plan on remaining calm! 🙂 I am sure you will do an amazing job!
    That is a BIG bowl haha looks really good!
    Have fun at yoga!!
    And of course that cupcake looks amazing!
    Have a wonderful day!

  • Fitzalan
    May 19, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Best of luck with the interview today!

    I am sure you will do incredible. Stay calm, be yourself and remember that all of us would love to follow you on a journey to Sonoma! We think you would be great at the job!

    Happiness Awaits

  • Anais
    May 19, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Congrats on the interview!!!! I really do hope you get it 🙂 What’s the difference between Oat bran and oatmeal? Does it have more fiber?

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    May 19, 2009 at 8:21 am

    good luck with the interview! That cupcake looks DIVINE! 😉

  • Moran (The Running Addict)
    May 19, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Three things:
    1) Have fun at yoga
    2) That cup cake looks amazing
    3) BEST OF LUCK at the interview!!! Fingers crossed here!

  • skinnyrunner
    May 19, 2009 at 8:22 am

    champagne pear bellini cupcake? thats about all my favorite things in the world combined. yum.

  • Denise
    May 19, 2009 at 8:24 am

    I really admire your healthy relationship with food. I read your blog daily and am very inspired by your strength and your positive attitude.

  • Jenny
    May 19, 2009 at 8:28 am

    what a sweet girl you are spoiling your boy with cupcakes 🙂 glad you enjoyed your bowl this morning – i have never tried oatbran. How does it compare to oatmeal??

    Hope you have a great yoga session!

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health
    May 19, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Have fun at yoga and Good luck with your interview!

  • Lara (Thinspired)
    May 19, 2009 at 9:12 am

    I’m inspired to make a giant bowl of oatbran now! It looks so creamy and delicious!!
    Your hair looks ADORABLE! Seriously, so darn cute. And I bet it’s so easy to maintain!

  • Help Meghan Run
    May 19, 2009 at 9:23 am

    I cannot wait to hear about your interview!! I second what someone else said…I haven’t tried oat bran yet, so how does it compare to oatmeal?

    www. HelpMeghanRun .com

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    May 19, 2009 at 9:25 am

    A cupcake sample would last about 30 seconds in my presences…I can’t believe yours is still surviving! That is amazing will power!

  • Bec
    May 19, 2009 at 9:34 am

    love the cup cakes!

  • Lauren
    May 19, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Good luck on you’re interview, it’s an amazing accomplishment just to have it!

  • Jess
    May 19, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Champagne pear bellini cupcake!?

  • Mindy
    May 19, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Good luck on your phone interview!

  • Matt
    May 19, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Good luck on the interview! I’m sure you’ll be awesome!

  • Kelly
    May 19, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Best of luck with the interview.

  • Jill Shelley
    May 19, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    You are the one who got me started putting almond butter in my oat bran. Love it. But what is Fage? I’ve never heard of it before.

  • Kris C.
    May 19, 2009 at 2:06 pm


    Just went to the M-G website and voted for you! I really hope that you get the job! That would be totally awesome. Good Luck!

    Plus the cupcake, I think that I might have to try to make one of those. We don’t have a cupcake store up here in NY, but maybe if I get real creative, I can come up with something.

    Good Luck!


  • Chelsea
    May 19, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    Long time reader, first time commenter.

    Just wondering if you cook your oat bran on the stove top or in a microwave? Can you possibly outline how you normally cook it? I usually make oatmeal on the stove top and am wondering how cooking oat bran compares.


  • Shelby
    May 19, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    That oat bran is just calling my name!!!

  • Jenn
    May 19, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Jenna, I noticed you had the frosting with marscapone cheese in it. I recently was given a cake recipe and the frosting called for the Italian cheese. Any suggestions on where to get it? Thanks!

    • jenna
      May 19, 2009 at 7:51 pm


      you can find marscapone cheese at most grocery stores but if you go to your store and they don’t have it, try Fresh Market! They have everything!

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