Dessert/ Dinner

And Then There Were Two

Hey y’all!

Thank goodness. Went to Honda today and they discovered that the cause of the weird scraping noise was only a rock stuck up in my car. Must have happened on Sunday when I was driving around dirt roads out in Russian River Valley. At least it was a simple fix! On my way out to the dealership I couldn’t help but stop and get a soy coconut tea latte from Centro Espresso:

These are dangerous! I LOVE this little coffee shop but they only take cash (who has cash?!) so I bought a gift card and now that makes it even easier to get a drink whenever. The coconut tea lattes are made with loose black tea, steamed soy milk and coconut syrup. SO good. I also had an unpictured orange while waiting for my car to be done.
And then I met my friend Rebecca at Zin for a glass of wine. Actually, what was originally one glass of wine turned into two glasses of wine. Oopsies.

What can I say? We were gabbing up a storm and I heart Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc! 😉
We ordered an appetizer to share—this is something delicious made with Dungeness crab and avocado….


And then I got home and made a real dinner. The leftover beans from last night + millet toast and goat cheese. Match made in heaven 🙂

I decided I was still hangry though and then went to town on the coconut milk ice cream….which unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of. I scooped myself a nice little bowl to practice portion sizing however when I finished it I totally went back and scooped out all the cookie dough from the container and ate that too. So now all I have left in the ice cream container is plain vanilla ice cream, sans dough. And I have a bit of a tummy ache. Why oh why do we do such things?!
Time to pack for Florida and READ!

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  • Jenna
    February 2, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Loveeee cookiedough 😉

  • Jaclyn
    February 2, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Yes cookie dough can be evil 😉 but you did bike up a storm today 😀 Love the wine “date” and the calamari salad thing looked delish!

  • Kristi
    February 2, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    You’ve got me completely hooked on millet bread!

  • Jaclyn
    February 2, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I meant crab salad haha 😉

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    February 2, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I stared at a loaf of millet bread at the grocery store for quite a few minutes today before going with my usual ezekial. Maybe I should give millet a try!

  • Kelly
    February 2, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Ok, the Soy Coconut Tea Latte looks amazing….I love coconut!

  • jenny
    February 2, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    wow, coconut syrup sounds amazing. does it taste sweet? i wonder if i could buy that anywhere?

  • Kelly Michelle
    February 2, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    ahaha, whenever there is ice cream in my house which is not frequently at all I end up eating out all the chunks and throwing the rest away. wouldn’t it be so much easier to just buy the candy? Something about the little bits of ice cream sticking to it though….

    seriously it’s bad. I have to practice so much self restraint when I babysit! How embarrassing if they came home and their ice cream was all torn up with the chunks missing!!

  • Jil
    February 2, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Mmm cookie dough…I do that too — brownie pieces, cookie pieces, candy pieces…I will dig them out. haha

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    February 2, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Haha I have the same ice cream approach. It always seems like a good idea at the time…

  • Ameena
    February 2, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    That appetizer is beautiful! I love it when restaurants put such simple foods in stunning glassware!

  • Crunchy Granola Gal
    February 2, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    i think everyone and their mom can’t have just one scoop of ice cream, especially after two glasses of wine. it’s pretty much impossible. yep.

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    February 2, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    I do that all the time….my family is such ice cream lovers!!!

  • Hangry Pants
    February 2, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Smart to get the gift card – I never ever have cash!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    February 2, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    That appetizer looks amazing….and rotflmao about ‘portion control’ and then going back for more. Umm….that’s how we roll. Nice lady-like portions….several of ’em.

  • Run Sarah
    February 2, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Wine, beans and toast, and ice cream? Perfect dinner! I have such problems with restraint when it comes for seconds with ice cream!

  • Jillian
    February 2, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    a. I totally use the word “hangry” all of the time…it most def explains the feeling going on to a T!
    b. I always find myself eating the cookie dough out too…sans dough is in my fridge right now:).

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    February 2, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    The latte photo is EXCELLENT! Ha…love the lipgloss stain : ) I bet the contents inside are even more excellent.

  • Jac
    February 2, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I totally do that with my ice creams ESP the nut filled ones and sometimes to my cereal’

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    February 2, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I always scoop out the dough out of cookie dough IC and the pecans out of butter pecan IC and the chocolate chips out of chocolate chip IC and on and on and on 🙂

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    February 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    i totally do the same thing with brownie pieces in ice cream…oh well!

  • Laura
    February 3, 2010 at 1:03 am

    I never carry cash, it’s silly.

    That ice-cream sounds too good for words to describe

  • alexe @ soyaetchocolat
    February 3, 2010 at 2:21 am

    I’m not a big fan of ice cream (probably because I’m always cold) but I’m nuts about cereals. I can’t keep ANY kind of cereals in the house (even the ones without sugar). I don’t know what it is, maybe the crunchiness? They are even more addictive than potato chips!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    February 3, 2010 at 3:29 am

    I’ve got to try this new goat cheese/complex carb combo you’ve been eating. It sounds and looks delicious.

    Those soy coconut lattes sound amazing, well worth the headache of actually having to possess cash.

  • christie, honoring health
    February 3, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Glad everything with your car is OK, what a relief!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    February 3, 2010 at 4:03 am

    That crab appetizer looks amazing!

  • Karla
    February 3, 2010 at 4:17 am

    I hate tummy aches from eating too many sweets! I did it to myself last night too 🙁

  • Heather
    February 3, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Oh my word, Jenna! This is the second time you have mentioned the soy coconut tea latte and it sounded just as grand. Seriously…heaven on earth. I might have to make a cross-country voyage JUST for that. [;
    So proud of you for taking up cycling! Keep it up chica!

  • eatmovelove
    February 3, 2010 at 4:27 am

    cookie dough is mandatory to scoop out…but i would still eat the vanilla after 😉
    do you walk down to that store or drive?
    prefer coconut to regular varieties?

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    February 3, 2010 at 4:33 am

    You always enjoy such beautiful food!!!

    Lol– glad your car trouble was just a rock 🙂

  • Madelin @ What is for Breakfast?
    February 3, 2010 at 4:36 am

    I’m loving the goats cheese on toast too. I just found this spreadable goats cheese here in Hong Kong. So good :).

  • diana(mymarblerye)
    February 3, 2010 at 4:50 am

    don’t worry. my eats have been out of control the past month. I swear increasing exercise leads to increased hunger…which leads to increased exercise…which leads to increased…

  • Alison
    February 3, 2010 at 5:00 am

    I once ate all of the cookie dough chunks out of an ice cream container. In moment of self loathing, I then threw away the remaining vanilla ice cream. Not one of my finer moments. But you know, sometimes a girl needs some cookie dough!
    Have a safe trip to Florida.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    February 3, 2010 at 5:31 am

    I can’t keep ice cream in the house because there is zero willpower right here. It’s addicting!

  • Sarah R
    February 3, 2010 at 5:32 am

    I had the same thing happen with my honda! I thought I was going to die because the sound coming from the car was so ridiculously awful. Glad it was a quick fix.

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething
    February 3, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Yum looking crab thing! What a nice afternoon.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    February 3, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Thank goodness the car was an easy fix!!

  • Teri
    February 3, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Cash only places drive me nuts, even if I understand it. And why is it always my favorite places that are cash only? Oh wait, I know…it’s because they are small, local shops. Love that (so I’ll put up with cash only 🙂 ).

    I’m glad it was an easy fix on your car! Phew! And I have to try one of those lattes…hopefully a place in my town makes them!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    February 3, 2010 at 6:14 am

    Crab and avocado sounds amazing together!!

    And I don’t know why we do things like that either. Sometimes it’s good for us to splurge now and again… but a tummy ache is no fun 🙁

  • Sophie @ yumventures
    February 3, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Beans and toast is my favorite go-to quick dinner, love it! And you are right, cash is so overrated, good thinking with the gift card =)

  • laura dishes
    February 3, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Glad that your car problem was easy for them to fix!

    And good call on the gift card… I’m not a cash person either! I like to charge everything- that way everything is accounted for. 🙂

  • skinnyrunner
    February 3, 2010 at 6:37 am

    your lattes always make me crave coffee.
    where do you get millet bread or do you make it?

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    February 3, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Sounds like a nice time catching up with your friend:)

    LOL on eating just the dough. Totally something I would do. No shame 😉

  • Jenna @ Eating Green, Staying Lean
    February 3, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Oh wow…that soy coconut latte sounds AMAZING. I wish Starbucks would get up to speed 🙂

    I guess I’m going to have to buy some millet bread soon, everyone’s been eating it on their blogs and have fallen in love. What do you think the best brand is?

  • rachael
    February 3, 2010 at 6:45 am

    I just read this post and your last one. I’m so glad I’m not the only girl with a crazy metabolism and ravenous appetite. So often I read healthy food blogs and think, really, is that all she ate? Yours is a refreshing change. Yay for hungry girls who eat a lot of healthy food:)

  • MMiller
    February 3, 2010 at 6:46 am

    We use small pyrex bowls, they barely even hold 1 cup, for our ice cream! It is enough, and you don’t over do it since you use a full bowl! I love the cookie dough chunks, but never go and just dig them out!

    Glad your car had a quick fix!

    And I have just recently discovered Tea lattes! They are so good! And have been eating the millet bread now too! Need to try it with goat cheese! Have a great trip!

  • katherine
    February 3, 2010 at 7:15 am

    I do the same thing with cookie dough ice cream, and vanilla swiss almond. The chunks don’t stand a chance against me!

  • Rachel S
    February 3, 2010 at 7:15 am

    I do that all the time…eat some ice cream in a nice little bowl, then go back and dig out the cookie dough pieces, leaving plain ice cream haha. Don’t worry you’re not the only one!=)

  • Mary (Food & Fun)
    February 3, 2010 at 7:20 am

    haha I am the same way…I can never stop at one bowl of ice cream! I’m glad that your car is fixed. That appetizer looks delicious!!! I love the combo of crab & avocado. Also, I’ve been seeing that millet bread all over the blogs…I need to find it in the stores! Will you be following a training plan for the bike race?

  • Island Girl Eats
    February 3, 2010 at 7:25 am

    I laughed when I read about you scooping out all the cookie dough – I do the exact same thing to my husband. I really am not a fan of ice cream, but I do love cookie dough!!!!!

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    February 3, 2010 at 7:31 am

    One glass of wine, even with the best of intentions, still often turns into two! 😉 Especially in wine country.

    I’m heading home to Fort Lauderdale this weekend so I wouldn’t even have been able to meet-up anyways. Looks like I will have to fly to Sonoma county soon!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    February 3, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I love Sauv Blanc as a cocktail – it’s so bright and refreshing… plus, with crab?! Perfect combo.

  • Nora
    February 3, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Hey Jenna! Speaking of cookie dough… tonight I had one of those hour long grocery trips…you know the kind where you “only need a few things” and wander aimlessly and wind up with unexpected things? I stumbled upon Camela’s Gluten Free Ginger Cookies with Sliced Almonds, and HAD to try them. They were surprisingly good, and the crunch from the almonds was a perfect contrast to the soft molassesy cookie. I couldn’t just have one!! Plus they are all natural, cant beat that!

  • Caitlin@TheTwentyFifthYear
    February 4, 2010 at 5:56 am

    There is nothing I despise more than a place taking cash only!! It’s 2010 – c’mon small business owners, jump on board!!

    I suppose for a great cup of coffee, I’d be willing to go to the ATM.

  • Linda
    February 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    You are not going to believe this. I took my honda in to get serviced today and to check out this weird scraping noise I kept hearing and guess what it was? A rock!!! I could not believe it after reading this post, my Honda had the exact same issue. Have a great time on your trip home to Florida!!