Breakfast/ Lunch

As Sweet as Pie

Hi friends!

Happy Humpday!

Man, oh MAN, do I feel better today! Yesterday I went to sleep at 6:30 and knocked out a solid 8 1/2 hours of sleep. I was ready to go at 3:10 when the alarm went off, that’s for sure! This is going to be rather quick because I’m on my way out the door to Sarah’s house for the fourth week of our bible study. Yay!

This morning I played Europe again and had a hard boiled egg, a babybell cheese and a bite of super charge me cookie on my way to work…


And then for breakfast I had a repeat from yesterday….its just SO good! 1/2 cup muesli soaked in a Voskos yogurt overnight and then mixed with almond butter, strawberries and a drizzle of agave


At work I totally had a bite of pretzel, a bite of vegan cupcake AND a teeny tiny slice of shicaccia. 😉

And then when I got home I made a quick lunch—-2 spoonfuls of my sesame peanut hummus, 2 1/2 slices of deli chicken breast and 1 slice pepperjack on a toasted whole wheat Arnold’s sandwich thin:


More strawberries!


My mom and I got these at the little produce stand down the street yesterday and they are as sweet as pie. Definitely sweeter than any strawberry I have tasted from the grocery store….ever!

Today at work I made tons more vegan cupcakes! Plus a sheet cake that we cut up for samples….apparently they are turning out to all the rage!!! My manager and I worked a little bit to tweak the recipe a bit so it is more original and we were very happy with the results. All our vegan associates are SO excited, as you could imagine. Let’s just hope they tell all their vegan friends! Today I topped the cupcakes with an all natural/vegan oreo and they looked so darn cute :). A woman came in and bought four right before I left!

I’m off to Sarah’s house and then to the Y. Catch ya in a bit!

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 25, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Those strawberries look amazing! There are all so ripe right now. I’m lovin’ it. Have so much fun with Sarah!

  • Mariposa
    February 25, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    i love strawberries!!! i cant wait until they taste better up here in NE!

  • Sharon
    February 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Strawberries! Everything looks delicious!

  • VeggieGirl
    February 25, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Such a LUSCIOUS breakfast!! Wowza!!

  • Leanne
    February 25, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    That muesli looks great! I’ve only tried using it kind of like granola, but the overnight soaking is a good idea.

  • brandi
    February 25, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I was going to ask about those strawberries – they’re super red!

    I’m so glad the vegan cupcakes are doing well! that’s awesome 🙂

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    February 25, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Mmm yogurt concoction looks mighty fine! Haha I’d definitely take bites of things all day if I had your baking skills and everything was at my hands! Glad last night was better for you and that the vegan things are soaring!

  • AshleyH
    February 25, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    I know you used to be veg/vegan do you ever think of going back? It seems like you eat a lot of meat now. Have you noticed a change in the way you feel? I feel like whenever I eat meat now I feel sick.

  • Betsy
    February 25, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I’ve never had a vegan cupcake that I liked, so I must not be trying the right ones!

  • Emily
    February 25, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Yeah, humpday!
    There just nothing like a good night’s sleep!
    Have fun with Bible study!

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    February 25, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    It’s nice that you’re mixing it up with your pre-breakfast snack! I think that the variety of tastes are more satisfying (versus the one flavor in a bar).

  • Moran
    February 25, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Hahah its funny that you call the pre-breakfast snack “Europe”! But I guess it fits – cheese and eggs…the fats and the proteins definitely hold us up for a while!

  • elise
    February 25, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    btw – i just finished “bread alone”

    thanks for the book rec (you mentioned it long ago in a post and i added it to my to-read list)

  • Hallie
    February 25, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a vegan cupcake or cake. I might have to scope that out. My friends are going to an all-you-can-eat dessert buffet thing at some swanky hotel in Boston this weekend, and on the menu is a vegan chocolate banana cake…yum! I’m so bummed (and uh, maybe a little happy) that I’m on the opposite coast so I can’t join them.

  • megan
    February 25, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I am so happy the vegan cupcakes are a success! I wrote the recipe down…can’t wait to try!! How exciting that a lady bought four…that makes me smile for you 🙂
    Your sandwich looks great…I love deli chicken breast slices. Yum!
    I am a member of the Y too…don’t ya love it? Enjoy your bible study and workout…have a good day, Jenna!

  • Trish
    February 25, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    The sandwich really sounds good. And those strawberries – you are so making me crave some! 🙂 Hard boiled eggs are one my newest fave snacks. So easy to just grab and go – plus they seem to really keep me full for a long time. I love, love, love them!

  • Shelby
    February 25, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    OH MY GOSH! That breakfast looks like strawberry shortcake! YUM!

  • fitforfree
    February 25, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    yayyy for vegan baked goods! glad they’re a hit 🙂

  • Natalie
    February 25, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    The strawberries look divine! Yay for the vegan cupcakes success!

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    February 25, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    mmm, that muesli does look amazing.
    that store is so lucky to have you in the bakery! you really have a sense of what people like …

  • Jenn
    February 25, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Sounds so yummy! I will definitely try the yougurt/muesli tomorrow. And, will/can you share the Super-charge me cookie recipe?? Or have I missed it? Thanks for being such a healthy inspiration!! Have a great Bible study. I’m still working on 2 Cor.

    • jenna
      February 25, 2009 at 2:34 pm


      The super charge me cookie recipe is from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan by Dreena Burton! It is the BEST 🙂


      No…I don’t think i will go back to being a vegetarian. I LOVE all veggie, and even vegan, meals but it just doesn’t fit with my lifestyle. My family and boyfriend are all carnivores and I enjoy cooking and eating with them too much. I don’t really think I eat “a lot of meat” though….the typical American eats fast food and meat about 5 x a week, whereas I probably eat meat maybe once or twice a week…….and I eat red meat sparingly. I think my overall diet is a combo that works the best for me—lots of fresh produce, grains and lean proteins in the form of fish, soy and white meat.

  • Ryan (Chasing Daylight)
    February 25, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I love your European pre-breakfast eats! Hard-boiled eggs are the best 🙂 I also just saw your Vegan cupcakes and they look incredible!! Especially that frosting….

  • Sarah
    February 25, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Congrats on the cupcakes! You should be sooo proud ; )

  • Danielle
    February 25, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Love the breakfast! I need to give that a try.
    How exciting that everyone is loving your vegan cupcakes! You must be so proud!

  • Marissa
    February 25, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    I bet those cupcakes are yummy!

  • Victoria
    February 25, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Yum. I wish I had an vegan oreo cupcake right now!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    February 25, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Mmmm, strawberries!

  • Meg
    February 25, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Yeah for vegan cupcakes and getting enough sleep!

  • Fitzalan
    February 25, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I am SO jealous that you live some where that has fresh produce already…we are still months away from tasty fruit at the farmers market.