Dessert/ Dinner

And She Baked

Oh my goodness, I am exhausted right now!! I did get my article done though on the benefits of green tea! Check it out!



Yes, I did decide to have the first ever ELR Healthy Desserts Bake Sale on Saturday!! Of course I invite you ALL to come! Hehe 🙂 But seriously, if you are in the Tampa area, do stop by and say hello because I’ll be outside all day long!

A preview….

Vegan carrot cake cupcakes yet to be frosted (these are to DIE for!!!)—-


Vegan ELR Energy cookies (recipe yet released!)—-


And tomorrow I shall bake on. I’ve definitely got a few more things up my sleeve! I’m also thinking of serving iced green and herbal tea 🙂

Thank goodness while I was baking a fabulous package came in the mail involving a sweet new t-shirt!


My mom is a grass goddess too!

And Ryan, too!


I sipped on berry SuperFood to keep me going—-

Speaking of Grass, the 40% discount on Amazing Meal officially expires TONIGHT at midnight so you best be sure to stock up now! The special code for that is EatLiveRun40%AM. I can assure you this deal isn’t going to come around again any time soon…..or ever.

Anyways, this afternoon I also noshed on a homemade chocolate peanut butter granola bar:

Typed up and printed out ingredient labels! I have a TON more to do…its going to be a late one as I’ve got to get all this stuff done by tomorrow!

There was totally a glass of beaujolais splashed in there when my neighbor came over to help my mom price the antiques. She used to work at an antique store and we were shocked to hear that this one random punch bowl was worth $250!


When today’s work was done and the kitchen cleaned, I honestly didn’t even want dinner. I felt like I had been nibbling all afternoon! I stuck to something familiar and light: a 2 egg omelet “au naturale” with the other half of my morning grapefruit and a slice of Ezekeil cinnamon raisin toast with preserves.


A raw vegan macaroon for dessert!

My mom surprised me by polishing my favorite tea kettle!!! Oh my gracious, how I love this old thing. I found it at an antique/thrift store in Charleston when I was in college and just have adored it ever since. I HATE using the microwave to heat the water for my tea; somehow hearing a tea kettle singing to you is a much more reliable method. Ryan thinks I’m crazy but oh well.

Gah! Healthy Living Summit registration officially opens in 15 MINUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Log on at 8:00 to secure your spot–you don’t want to miss this and I want to meet you all!
Can you even BELIEVE Michael Jackson died??? I think I’m still in shock. But maybe now he is up there teaching my brother how to moonwalk. 😉

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  • Trish (girlatgym)
    June 25, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Busy lady! You look cute in your new T! Your mom too! 🙂

    And your tea kettle – my mom has the exact same one!!

  • Jocelyn
    June 25, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    I couldn’t believe it either! Farah Fawcett AND MJ? The world is losing all it’s (now) legends.

    I’m glad you decided to bake afterall and sell at the garage sell. I’m sure everyone will love what you are selling! I also have an old kettle that cackles and squeels with delight (that is what I call the loud obnoxious sound it makes when it boils)… I love it 😉

    I’m so bummed I live in Canada and won’t have time/money to attend that summit. I’m sure it will be grand though!

  • Marisa
    June 25, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I’m having trouble registering. Paypal link just takes me to the Paypal homepage, not a page directly to pay for the conference. What do I do?

  • Quisha
    June 25, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    yes, me too marisa. hopefully we can all register at another time soon.

  • Kristen
    June 25, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    i’m having trouble registering with paypal too!

  • Caitlin
    June 25, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    A bake sale sounds like so much fun! Good luck!
    I also could not believe the MJ news…but like you said, maybe he is teaching your brother how to moonwalk. Wouldn’t that be the most funny thing to watch! 🙂

  • Lia
    June 25, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    I had been p0lanning on buying the Amazing Meal when I returned to the US, since I’m studying in Switzerland, and was SO glad you had this discount going on! I ordered it as soon as you posted about it and it just came today!! I’m so stoked to use it, thanks!


  • Quisha
    June 25, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    try it now guys i just bought mine.

  • Help Meghan Run
    June 25, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Yay I’m going to Boston. 🙂 All your treats look awesome!

  • Katherine
    June 25, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    See you in Boston!!!

    Good luck with the bake sale 🙂

  • Maggie
    June 25, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Green tea rocks. I think I might switch to decaf though – it’s hurting my sleep =/

  • Sammie
    June 25, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I just tried to buy a ticket and it took me so long on Paypal that when I finally got through at 8:17 it was sold out.

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    June 25, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    That is seriously a genius ideas to sell baked goods at a garage sale…why didn’t I think of that?! So sad I won’t be able to come to the Summit – I’ll be there in spirit!!

  • MarathonVal
    June 25, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I’m going to be selling some treats at my next garage sale this summer too! Although I can’t guarantee they will be as healthy and delicious as yours 😉

    If anyone is in the Chicago area (it will probably be in the suburbs), let me know if you want to come to my garage sale in a few weeks 🙂 I’m hoping to give some of the profits to my charity!

  • polly
    June 25, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I cracked up at the moonwalk comment. 😀

    You and your momma are so cute. LOVE that R is a grass boy too!!

    Happy nite, sweet friend.

  • brandi
    June 25, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    that shirt is cracking me up. shouldn’t your title be “and she’s baked”? 🙂

    all the baked goods look great!

    I know, I can’t believe it about Michael Jackson. and Farrah Fawcett today.

  • Donna
    June 25, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Did your parents sell their house yet? Or is it still on the market?

    • jenna
      June 25, 2009 at 8:31 pm


      The house is now off the market and has been since the accident but my parents are moving anyway.

  • Maria
    June 25, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Those grass goddess shirts are adorable! You, your mom, and Ryan look so cute in them :). The baked goods look amazing as well. I would love to come and get a cookie, carrot cake, actually, all of it, but sadly live too far away :(. Good luck with all the glorious baking!

  • K
    June 25, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    The Eat, Live, Run family looks great in the shirts!! Your baking is going to sell out FAST! 🙂

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    June 25, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    you are all too cute in your ‘grass’ shirts! I wasn’t able to log on to register for the summit until 8:20, and I missed it! I’m so bummed, I would have loved to have gone! Hope you are getting all your baking done! 😉

  • emily k
    June 25, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    It would not bring the form up for me and then it was sold out! I got on right @ 8! I am so bummed:(

  • Victoria
    June 25, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Everything looks great! Good luck with the bake/garage sale tomorrow!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    June 25, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love the t-shirt! I think I am registered for the summit. Half of the page was a thank you message and the other half said that they needed more info from me, but didn’t give space to leave it. We shall see!

  • Meg
    June 25, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Good luck with the bake sale! I want some of those carrot cake cupcakes! YUM!

  • Anne P
    June 25, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    boston or bust!!! what time does your bake sale/yard sale start saturday? i’d love to stop by, but i have to leave at like 9 a.m. to go see a friend in JAX for the rest of the weekend 🙂 let me know!

  • Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    June 25, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Wow – all those desserts look soooo yummy! I wish I was in Tampa so I could come buy some to try!!

  • Mel @ She Runs Brooklyn
    June 25, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    wow. i am JEALOUS. jenna, everything looks so so delicious. I wish I had the skills (and time? excuses, excuses..) to bake the way you do!!

    Any suggestions for a first time try? Like a simple granola bar or cookie?

    • jenna
      June 25, 2009 at 10:07 pm


      A great, easy recipe to try is my Vegan Brownies For Your Heart. Its a very simple brownie recipe that always produces flawless results!


      As early as you can get there!!! I’ll be setting up shop around 7 🙂

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    June 25, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    I can’t believe it . . . and Farrah Fawcett, too. Too much sadness. That’s why it’s so important to just LOVE LIFE like you do every single day. Hope you get some good sleep tonight!

  • Matt
    June 25, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    I want some of those carrott cake muffins!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    June 25, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    You definitely got to work in that kitchen! Everthing looks delicious, and I’m sure the goods will be a big hit! 🙂

    LOVING those t-shirts! So cute!

    Haha, that’s so cute about the Michael Jackson comment. I’ll bet your brother is first in line for lessons. 😉

  • Joelle (Chasing Pavements)
    June 25, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Way to go, you baker you! I wish I could come to your bake sale- those cupcakes look pretty tasty!

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    June 25, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Those cupcakes look divine! And I’m totally with you on the tea thing – half of the fun of drinking tea is the ritual of making it. The microwave just doesn’t feel right.

  • Recipes for Creativity
    June 25, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Yay! I’m glad you decided to have the bake sale!

  • Erin
    June 25, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I need a vegan carrot cupcake…like woah. OMG. Carrot cake is the BEST thing evah. Love. GL with the bake sale.

  • Emily
    June 25, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I have the same Paul Revere tea kettle! And I love it irrationally! Hub thinks I’m kinda crazy for it (“why not just use the microwave?”).

    I got my Amazing Meal delivery today. The discount totally sold me on it. Can’t wait to incorporate it into my breakfast tomorrow 🙂 Thanks!!

  • Meg C.
    June 25, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Wow if I lived in Tampa I would totally run over to your bake sale to grab those goodies!!

    I know, crazy about Michael Jackson, right? I feel bad for Farrah Fawcett… she kinda got upstaged! Sad for both, though.

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    June 25, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    love the “grass goddess” shirts! And carrot cake cupcakes? YUM!

  • Jess
    June 25, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Jenna – love the t-shirts!

    Question about the green tea – I drink a TON of tea (no soda or coffee for me) and usually drink a pineapple black tea from Hawaii or the Lipton green tea with jasmine, orange and passionfruit. I’ve just been turned on to Revolutions tropical green tea too. Do the flavored green teas have all those benefits too? I like to think I”m doing something good for my body, but is there such a thing as too much tea?


    • jenna
      June 25, 2009 at 9:56 pm


      Hahahaha none taken!!! I admit, I have no boobs! It can be a blessing or a curse! Its not like I wear a bikini under my gym clothes though–its a one piece!


      Flavored green teas ARE good for you but just make sure they are not loaded with sugar if they are iced!

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    June 25, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Bake me something gluten free and email me directions and I will be there! How have I been here over a month and not met up with you yet?

  • Teri
    June 25, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    The coupon isn’t working for me to buy the Amazing Meal?? Is anyone else having that problem? it’s not yet midnight!

  • Emily L.
    June 25, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    What a great post. Seriously one of the best of yours in a while. It made me laugh, smile, feel hungry (ok, all your posts do that) and get excited. I’m so happy you decided to do a bake sale. that sounds yumm yumm yummy! I won’t be in the neighborhood, but someday! SOMEDAY! I will hunt you down for those delicious granola bars/cookies/muffins and all the rest.

  • katie s
    June 25, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Soooo sad the summit sold out!!! I didn’t get a ticket in time 🙁 Have another one soooooon! Perhaps January in Tampa?? 😉

  • marisa
    June 25, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    hey jenna, any chance of re-opening registration b/c of all the kinks? i was on at 8 but kept getting error messages and would love to go!!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    June 25, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    I would definitely stop by for the sale, but will sadly be working:(

  • Caroline
    June 26, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Cutest. T-shirt. Ever.

  • Jaimejoy
    June 26, 2009 at 1:31 am

    SO bummed about MJ! He was my first crush(when i was 5) and i used to kiss his picture on the Thriller record and pretend he was my boyfriend…..he he. What an incredible talent this world has lost……..and i’m sure your little bro is moonwalking the night away with him, for sure.
    also, LOVE the GRASS shirts!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • laura
    June 26, 2009 at 6:29 am

    my name is laura and i found this job in craigslist
    maybe you are interested??

  • Krissy
    June 26, 2009 at 7:02 am

    I think a bake sale is the greatest idea for a garage sale. Little kids sometimes sell lemonade – why not yummy baked goods? 🙂

    Those homemade granola bars looks so delicious. I want to try to make them myself!

  • Ally
    June 26, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Tea pots are for sure the way to go. Ever since I started using one two years ago, I feel like it totally tastes different if I heat the water up in the microwave! Ha!

  • Jenna
    June 26, 2009 at 8:16 am

    tea pots are so much fun!! I love your’s!! Its amazing what a good polish will do! Your dinner looks so simple and delish! btw love your family shirts

  • Emily @ The Experimentarian
    June 26, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Those shirts are so cute! Well, maybe you’re just cute and the shirts LOOk cute on you 🙂 I would def try to sell iced tea also..people will come to buy that because they’re parched, and they’ll be more inclined to sample the baked goods as well. Good luck!

  • Stacey
    June 26, 2009 at 8:31 am

    I really wish I could drive the eight hours to FL just to taste your baked goods!! Boo work!!! Haha.

    And Omg, I was totally in shock. Life goes by too fast, I loved MJ when I was little 🙂

  • Becci L.
    June 26, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Those cupcakes and cookies look so yummy!

  • Stacy (Eating To Live Love Laugh Tri)
    June 26, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Those cookies look awesome! I wish I could come to your bake sale and buy them all. : )

  • Whitney
    June 26, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I am sure your brother is moonwalking up a storm with MJ!

    Good luck with the bake sale, your t-shirt is super cute!

  • Sarah
    June 26, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Love the bake sale! Those are actually my favorite things to buy at Farmer’s Markets and other sidewalk sales 😉 I love the t-shirts too, I need one!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    June 26, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Those shirts are too cute! Glad you got your baking all done.

  • Jenny
    June 26, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Where in Tampa will the bake sale be? I’d really love to come!

  • Deb
    June 29, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    What size shirt did you & your mom have on? I am ordering but they say they run small & I am not sure what size to order, Did they run small. I usually wear a med in t-shirts.

    • jenna
      June 29, 2009 at 4:02 pm


      I have a small and my mom has a medium. They DO run on the small size—if you are a medium, I suggest either a medium or a large depending if you like your tshirts on the more fitted size. I love mine—its made of that super soft material!