Happy Tuesday, everyone!
First and foremost: I am truly sorry if I have EVER made any omnivores feel uncomfortable on this site. It is NOT my intention to make you all vegetarians and “convert” you…its just my intention to blog my meals and you can get what you like from it. As I have said many times before, to each her own! All of my family and friends and Ryan, of course, eat meat and I really don’t care! If that’s what they want to do, then they should. I’m not here to tell you what’s “right” or “wrong”….I don’t even know myself half the time! I just started this website as a fun way to blog my meals so you can see a healthy approach (and realistic!) to eating and also so you could follow my crazy path through culinary school. If you feel uncomfortable now that I have changed my eating habits, then by all means, check another blog. I’m not here with a carrot at your throat forcing you to read this everyday if you really don’t want to. Do what makes you and your body happy!
Anyways! Sorry for the crazy post last night…it was quite an afternoon.Thank goodness I wasn’t late to school!!! I actually got there with 20 minutes to spare and could finally take a deep breath. Hopefully tonight will be less hectic! About my class—-its a complete and total BREAD class! We are making a new bread every night…..every kind of bread you could ever imagine!! French baguettes, Italian bread, Olive Bread, Walnut Bread…the list is endless! Too bad you all don’t live closer because I am going to need to find somewhere that I can give some of this to because I know my roommate and I won’t be able to eat it all—though we might try! I love the Baking and Pastry program though…its just more laid back and my chef instructor is a young, cool guy that just loves bread! Its sort of fun going to school at night, too. We ended up getting out last night at 10:45 but since there are so many students in my class (25), he said it will be 11:30 (and sometimes later!) most nights. Wow! Last night, mid class, I snacked on a chocolate-coconut Think Organic bar. One of my favorite dessert snacks!
For breakfast this morning I was really craving steel cut oats but I didn’t have any pre-made! So, I woke up and ate a banana and cooked some on the stove! I boiled together (for 2 servings) 1/2 cups oats with 1/2 cup hempmilk and 1 cup water. I added some salt and cinnamon to the mix and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Then, I added peanut butter, flax and agave nectar to my bowl and had a cup of decaf green tea to top it off! Delicious!
I have a bunch of errands to run today…getting stuff for my new class and such. I actually am going to school right now to pick up my new textbook because I have some reading to do before tonight!
VeggieGirlFebruary 19, 2008 at 1:07 pm
Jenna, your blog is nothing short of amazing, inspirational, thoughtful, and helpful, and I KNOW that I am not the only one who thinks this – keep up the great work!! :0)
So relieved to hear that your afternoon turned out for the better, and that you enjoyed your first day of class – all those bread varieties sound SPECTACULAR (especially the walnut bread – yum)!! Wow, late-night class, indeed!!
Mmm, as usual, you’re starting your day off with a sensational-looking/-sounding breakfast meal. Happy Tuesday! :0)
karlaFebruary 19, 2008 at 1:18 pm
jenna- you do a GREAT job and never try to turn anyone into anything
some meateaters are just scared and intimidated around vegetarians because they think we try to “convert”them…i cant tell you how many times people have confronted me and told me how stupid it is to be veg, how unhealthy, how useless, blah blah blah…..i believe they do this because they think by living this way im saying the way they live is wrong….and that is NOT at all what we do when we go veg
lets all be tolerant and respectful, jenna eats healthy, cooks fantastic meals and does a great job- she has also created a supportive and smart community of readers.
i read this blog when she ate meat and still loved it, why cant omnivores read it now without feeling intimidated?
caitlinFebruary 19, 2008 at 1:20 pm
jenna- i’m a meat eater and never felt “left out” by your new “veggie” blog focus! and anyways, even meat eaters should occasionally eat a vegan or veggie meal — it’s better for our bodies AND much better for the environment. It’s great to see you inspire so many women with unhealthy eating habits (either too much or too late) gain control of their food lives and focus on the rest of their existence! yay!
your class sounds awesome! AND i’m in orlando… so if you want to share some of that bread… let me know! 🙂 i luuurve bread.
does anyone have any good sweet potato receipes? i’ve got one sitting in my fridge drawer and want to do something fun with it tonight.
Happy Tuesday everyone!
kootzFebruary 19, 2008 at 1:28 pm
who went to babson? i go to wellesley… and my boyfriend goes there
AndreaFebruary 19, 2008 at 1:28 pm
jenna – i love your blog so much! don’t let any negative comments affect you (i know you aren’t). it’s nice to see a strong, confident woman put herself out there and help others along the way. i wish i lived in FL to have some of that bread 😉 it felt like FL here in Boston yesterday though, it rained and was reallllly warm out! have a great tuesday 🙂
ColleenFebruary 19, 2008 at 1:32 pm
Ooh, I love the think bars, but I eat the the “think thin” line; I don’t think I’d enjoy any of the flavors they have in the think organic line, which disappoints me!
Good to hear you enjoyed class.
LisaFebruary 19, 2008 at 1:33 pm
I eat meat too but I love getting the veggie recipes and trying new things!! THANKS!
jennaFebruary 19, 2008 at 1:41 pm
My roommate’s twin brother graduated from babson last year!! 🙂
BeckyFebruary 19, 2008 at 1:44 pm
Jenna – I’m not a vegetarian but love this blog!!! Your meals all look so delicious and I’ve gotten so many new meal, snack and product ideas and love learning about all these great meatless recipes. You are such a great example of how to live and eat healthfully without deprivation or restriction. And the people on this blog are so friendly and supportive of each other – it’s on of my favorites to check each day!
VeggieGirlFebruary 19, 2008 at 1:47 pm
I did a Food Network recipe search for sweet potatoes – here are the results (lots to choose from, for sure): http://search.foodnetwork.com/food/recipe/sweet+potato/search.do?N=0
DanielleFebruary 19, 2008 at 1:48 pm
Don’t let the negative comments get you down. If that is that person truly felt that way then I promise you that they’re the only one. You have been nothing short of inspiring! So what if your meals don’t include meat or dairy… I feel like I’m being creative when I make adjustments to your recipes anyway so we both win :). And I also wanted to say that I think it is wonderful that the readers include such a mix of different people, including those recovering from eating disorders. This is an open forum for discussion of healthy living… no one of us is perfect all the time, finding balance is a constant struggle but it is comforting to know that we have each others support. Thank you Jenna and all her readers for simply and honestly being your sweet and helpful selves!
On a lighter note 😉 I have been dying to make a salmon dish! I have never actually cooked fish at home but Kath’s Maple Salmon from last night looked so good and now that I’m hard core craving it, lol, I figured I’d try. I feel very naive asking this but… how exactly do I ask for it at the grocery store? I had no idea that there were so many different kinds?! Which one is best? I only need enough for me so how much should I get? And, finally, do I buy it frozen or fresh? What exactly is the difference? Thanks for your input girls, I really appreciate it!
KristinFebruary 19, 2008 at 1:50 pm
If an omnivore feels uncomfortable reading your blog then let them read another blog! This is YOUR blog, YOUR food, and YOUR life! Keep being the awesome Jenna we love to read about, with all her delicious recipes and meal ideas! You are an inspiration to omnivores, vegetarians, vegans (and even carnivores! hehe) alike.
Veggie question: Regarding yesterday’s post; how did you like the tofurkey meats? They look good, I’m wondering how they taste?
LisaFebruary 19, 2008 at 1:53 pm
Oh and thanks veggiegirl for the quinoa link last night!!
SusanFebruary 19, 2008 at 2:09 pm
Jenna, I love your blog its introduced me to other ways of eating that I can incorpate into my non veg. life.
Two questions for you though: I would like to start your genius idea of cooking steel cuts ahead of time (a few days worth), I am so sick of instant oats. I love cooking my oats with all milk though (8 oz). Do you think it would store weirdly or not work if I do it with all milk? Any suggestions- vegan or not- your still my go to girl considering your in pastry school 🙂
Second question, your snacks of never very large, but you seem to wait the same time from eating breakfast to lunch-lunch to snack, etc? A lot of people do this (and I have read in magazines as well). Why is it that a small snack is supposed to hold someone over from 3-7 pm, for example when a meal would do about the same thing. I am always hungry early for dinner because my snacks don’t do that. Sorry for the rambling and looking forward to hearing your advice.
PatriciaFebruary 19, 2008 at 2:22 pm
I love your blog Jenna!
I lost my freshman 15 this past semester 🙂 and I could’ve never done it without the great examples that you and Kath set!
I’m not a vegetarian, but I don’t feel left out!!
Keep up the good work!!
one food guyFebruary 19, 2008 at 2:22 pm
I finally tried hemp milk, it’s soo good!
Nice Babson mug! I’ve got a few of those, but I didn’t go to Babson, did you?
blueberrybabeFebruary 19, 2008 at 2:42 pm
Good morning everyone! Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement of my risk taking at dinner last night! Alison to answer your question, YES my boyfriend knows about my struggles… we have been together for almost 7 years and unfortunately my struggles have been longer than that 🙁 anyways he is the most supportive ever and every single day he tells me how much he misses my bigger but and sexier body lol! so yeah he is great.
on another note i saw a new nutritionist today (RD)!!! it was just my initial consultation but it was for 90 minutes so we def got some stuff covered. i want to tell you guys all about it but need to work a little first! the one question i did want to ask you all though:
one of the foods she recommended i add in is avocado- no surprise there. however i have never eaten this food before except for in sushi. CAN YOU GUYS HELP ME!?!? in what kind of ways would i eat it? how much? what sort of sandwiches does it taste good with? i really don’t even know where to start! (ps i REALLY hope i like it 🙂 thanks!
Heather SFebruary 19, 2008 at 2:50 pm
Hey i missed the intros,
My name is Heather and im from a little town called Eaton Ohio. Any one heard of it? Im 26(27 in May)and i work in the trust dept at a locally owned bank here in Eaton. Not sure if i want to do this forever but its a good start. I have a beautiful baby boy, hes 2, and hes the light of my life.
Im starting to look into my life a little more serious and watch what i put into my body. I was a junk food kinda girl and DONT like the way it makes me feel. Im learning to eat properly and putting only healthy things in my body. Girls and Guys it is hard though.
Jenna i got Skinny Bitch and im amazed at what im reading. Im not even half way through and this book is hitting me like a ton of bricks. Thank you so much for recommending it. Ive learned a lot.
Ooohhh i just bought the sunshine burgers and im going to try them tonight! Thanks!
SusanFebruary 19, 2008 at 2:51 pm
Jenna, I realized what I wrote in my second question was probably confusing, here it is more clearly.
Your snacks are never very large, but you seem to wait the same time from eating breakfast to lunch-lunch to snack, etc? A lot of people do this (and I have read in magazines as well). Why is it that a small snack is supposed to hold someone over from 3-7 pm, for example when a meal which is larger is supposed to do the same thing – hold someone over for about 4 hours? Looking forward to hearing your advice.
LynnFebruary 19, 2008 at 2:53 pm
Nicole are you in med school yet? If not where are you thinking of going? That’s such a difficult curriculum- congrats!
AshleyPFebruary 19, 2008 at 2:53 pm
blueberrybabe: I like making a simple guacamole….just mash the avocado with a fork and add some salt, or even some salsa. I eat it with baked tortilla chips, or spread it on a whole wheat tortilla and add some chicken or flank steak and roll it up for a healthy burrito. Make sure the avocados are ripe before you cut them up for this though! If not, they’re too hard to smash up. They should be little tender to the touch, but not smushy (hope that makes sense) If you need some dairy you could probably add some sour cream or maybe even plain yogurt to the smashed avocado.
LynnFebruary 19, 2008 at 3:00 pm
Veggie girl, since you said that you eat a lot of lara bars I have a question for you. I literally spent a while googling in dates and could barely find info on their health benefits(i never really eat them, I usually go for the more common dried peaches, cranberries, bananas, etc instead). You know how if you google in peanuts you can find articles that talk about there b vitamins, etc. Do you know what nutrients/benefits dates provide or a website that tells you?
Amy C.February 19, 2008 at 3:03 pm
Kootz, I went to Regis! Right near Babson and Wellesley. 🙂
Jenna, your blog is awesome! I actually really like all the new ideas I get. I’m on my way to becoming a vegetarian so its cool to see new products and get new recipe ideas.
One question for Jenna and anyone. How are those Tofurkey slices? I can eat boca chik’n, any kind of veggie burger, and I love tofu but tofurkey freaks me out so I haven’t tried it yet. Does it taste good? I’m curious.
Also, about guacamole and avocado. How do you guys keep it from getting brown? I always end up using a little avocado once and then feel like I have to toss it because no matter what I do, it turns brown. Thanks!!
fashionistaFebruary 19, 2008 at 3:12 pm
I know this has nothing to do with food + nutrition, but we are all girls & love a little pampering so I thought I would share…
I remember someone asking Jenna about her nailpolish, so I thought I would share my all time favourites 🙂
Essie- Secret Affair
O.P.I- Second Honeymoon
O.P.I- Russian Navy
O.P.I- Lincon Park after Dark ( my fav, classic, VERY similar to the one Jenna was wearing!)
Nicole by O.P.I- Bonfired up
Essie- Bachelorette Bash
O.P.I- Los Cabos Coral
AshleyPFebruary 19, 2008 at 3:13 pm
Amy C. yeah, it does turn brown, I’ve heard lemon juice or lime juice can slow the process, but it hasn’t done much for me. That’s the main reason I don’t eat it that much even though I like it…I wonder if you could freeze it in quarters maybe?
EricaFebruary 19, 2008 at 3:15 pm
Hope today is less hectic for you Jenna!
Jenna, how much agave nectar do you put in your oatmeal? 🙂
CaraFebruary 19, 2008 at 3:16 pm
I used to be vegetarian because I wasn’t sure what meat I was allergic to, and I really didn’t like it much to begin with. Once I figured out I was allergic to chicken I slowly introduced some meat into my diet. But ever since I do not eat meat very often and LOVE vegetarian meals. I love your blog because it gives me new ideas on vegetarian meals. Mmmm. I love it. I wish people wouldn’t be mean about your eating habits. You aren’t forcing it upon other people so why should they care?
Keep it up, I love it!!!
MelFebruary 19, 2008 at 3:18 pm
I thought a serving of oats was 1/2 cup dry, or 1 cup cooked. THat’s how much I usually eat. Do you eat 1/2 cup cooked or a full cup cooked?
And I love the Babson mug! By dad went to grad school there 🙂
RhodeygirlFebruary 19, 2008 at 3:20 pm
Re: what to do with avocado
I love making this salad:
Cut up Avocado
A little lemon juice, salt and olive oil
It is reallly tasty!
Also, trying just pairing some fresh avocado on the side of any meal… Sometimes I make a small piece of chicken with some sliced up avocado on the side and it pairs really well together.
Justy2003February 19, 2008 at 3:36 pm
I just had to comment cuz I saw you were from Eaton, Ohio! I graduated from Miami University in Oxford last May, so I definitely know where that is! 🙂 Now I’m in Houston, Texas though, so I’m not anywhere near there now! But I am enjoying the warmer weather here! Good luck with your new healthy lifestyle…I’m sure you’ll see and feel great results!
hilaryFebruary 19, 2008 at 3:36 pm
if i make a peanut butter sandwich with organic peanut butter at night so its ready when i leave in the AM, is that bad? the peanut butter looked a little oxidized when i went to eat it. i am obsessed with PB so i enjoyed it, and it tasted great, but it just looked a little weird.
Heather SFebruary 19, 2008 at 3:49 pm
Im sooo jealous of your warmer weather, it is freezing over here. Its like 20 degrees and dropping. Thanks for your encouragement! Are you in Texas to stay?
SDFFebruary 19, 2008 at 3:49 pm
My favourite thing to eat with avocado is a turkey sandwich (if you’re a meat eater). I’ll usually buy some turkey deli meat, then put dijon mustard on one side, cranberry sauce on the other side, avocado, turkey and some cheese (usually I’ll use provone), then put it in the oven and let the cheese melt. Afterwards, add a piece of lettuce. Greatest sandwich in the world! If you don’t have an oven, you can let the cheese melt in the microwave but the sandwich gets a little soggy from the cranberry sauce then. But still-Delicious!
VeggieGirlFebruary 19, 2008 at 3:49 pm
I’ll be having avocado for lunch today!! :0D I like to eat half an avocado wrapped with swiss chard, kale, or romaine lettuce (like a burrito), with tomatoes, red onions, and other vegetables on the side. AshleyP’s suggestion of the guacamole is definitely a good one as well!! I love avocados :0)
BlaireFebruary 19, 2008 at 3:50 pm
Since you’re now going vegan— I am obsessed with this site! The food looks so amazing!
VeggieGirlFebruary 19, 2008 at 3:52 pm
Fresh, medjool dates contain just 24 calories per fruit, are high in fiber, contain more potassium than bananas, are fat-/cholesterol-/sodium-free (as are most fruits), provide vitamins A, C, and B-Complex, and are rich in magnesium and iron. They are also naturally alkaline, so they can soothe ulcers and sensitive stomachs.
MeggieFebruary 19, 2008 at 4:00 pm
Like Rhodeygirl said, avocado is great in a salad. I’ve gotten so attached to it that I have to add it to any salad I make at home! It is also good by itself, sliced with lemon juice on top and a bit of salt. This makes a nice snack (My boyfriend sometimes eats one for breakfast, though that’s a little too weird for me!)
As far as avocados going brown, this is what I do: leave the peel on the half you don’t use and wrap it well in plastic wrap. Put it in the fridge. The only part that will go brown is the outer layer of the cut side that has been exposed to air. You can easily trim the brown part away, and it will be green underneath!
Justy2003February 19, 2008 at 4:03 pm
I just had a friend from home visit for the weekend and I know she wasn’t looking forward to heading back to the cold! Hopefully it’ll warm up for you all soon!
Not sure if I’m here to stay…I moved down for a job and am planning on going to grad school in the fall, I’m just not sure where yet! I wouldn’t mind staying here for a few more years…I’ve definitely enjoyed the VERY mild winter weather! I’m hoping to get into the program here in Houston, but if not then I may be headed for Colorado, Utah, North Carolina, or Chicago. Unfortunately I won’t know until May…it’s just a waiting game for now!
EricaFebruary 19, 2008 at 4:04 pm
For Steel cut oats, it is 1/4 cup dry, but the grams (if measuring) are still the same as the 1/2 cup of old fashioned rolled oats.
JessFebruary 19, 2008 at 4:16 pm
Morning everyone- and Jenna! Hope that your day is less hectic and the bread class sounds absolutely amazing! I Bet that the kitchen smells SO good all the time. Can’t wait until you make baguettes (and perhaps post a recipe for them… haha). I still have a bunch of that white whole wheat flour left and am excited to find recipes to use it on up (hence the vegan cookie experiment extravaganza)
Though I am by no means a vegetarian (was for two years after reading ‘the jungle’ but it caused severe problems amongst the argentine, barbecueing side of the family, haha) I never feel left out when reading jenna’s blog. If anything I get excited because often times her choices aren’t ones that I would automatically think of but they all sound Amazing, so it encourages me to expand my horizons and try new things. I don’t think that the blog has gotten preachy at all.
Re: avocado- YUM! All of the guacamole suggestions sound amazing. Also, I like to mix mine into salsa too (with mango’s perhaps) and put it on fish or bugers.
Have an Amazing morning!!
Heather SFebruary 19, 2008 at 4:17 pm
Well you have alot of decisions to make and good luck with that. Im stuck here in Ohio for a while. Its not too bad here but i sure wish i could get out more. Make sure you think of me while im freezing my butt off. I could definitely use a vacation. Hope you have a great day!! Oh feel free to chit chat when ever you want.
AnnieFebruary 19, 2008 at 4:21 pm
Hi Everyone, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone. I just got home now and got to read some of the comments on last nights dinner post that I missed, and everyone on here is amazing, kind, generous, and respectful. I love that I have a place I can come to for advice, without being judged. You are all so inspirational to me, Including Jenna, who has shown me how to enjoy food, without seeing it as a task, instead as something to enjoy every minute of and look forward too.
Thanks to everyone, and especially Jenna for allowing this blog to become what it has.
lucyFebruary 19, 2008 at 4:37 pm
you all seem so friendly and helpful – i was wondering if anyone had any good suggestions for healthy places to eat out in Boston? I recently moved to the South End and am having problems finding places! Any help would be greatly appreciated 🙂
NadiaFebruary 19, 2008 at 4:50 pm
To Jenna or anyone who knows…
After months of procrastination/excuses I am going to go to my first Bikram yoga class this saturday. Granted I’ve done yoga only a couple of times and it was nowhere near as difficult as bikram yoga. I was pretty intimidated by this type of yoga but am going to take the plunge.
I found a yoga place that offers an intro special for $20/unlimited 2 weeks. I was wondering if Jenna or anyone else knows how many days I should go? I want to improve flexibility/get toned, not looking to lose weight. Speaking of flexibility, I’m very very weak at it…am I wasting my time/money by trying to do bikram?
BethFebruary 19, 2008 at 4:54 pm
I LOVE avocado and almost think I eat too much of it. You can put it on a turkey sandwich or veggie burger, slice it up on a salad or just eat it mashed up as a dip. I basically put it on any sandwich/burger/wrap I eat.
If you don’t like the flavor, you could combine it as guacamole with black beans, salsa and some plain yogurt as a pita chip dip.
Hope that helps!
ChristinFebruary 19, 2008 at 4:54 pm
I don’t usually comment on your blog, but I have been reading it for a little while now along with kath’s and Cristin’s…i just want to say that although I am not a vegetarian, I GREATLY VALUE YOUR PERSPECTIVE and your insights into cooking delicious and nutritious vegetarian/vegan meals! I have never once been offended by anything you have posted…i take your opinions as opinions, and value them for what they are, rather than take it personally when I don’t agree. I have read through several great debates in your blog now, and I love that your readers have the ability to behave like adults when discussing matters rather than resort to petty arguing without reason or knowledge to back it.
Furthermore, many of your discussions have challenged me to do a little research on certain foods, and i have gained lots of knowledge and insight on different things because of it. Congratulations on keeping up such an excellent resource, and thanks for all of your insights! 🙂
AnnieFebruary 19, 2008 at 4:56 pm
Hey Lucy, I live just north of Boston, and am not too fimiliar with any healthy restaurants but some of the other girl son the blog gave me a few good ideas. Not sure about their locations and if there near you, but Ill give em anyway.
One place Ive been dieing to try for desert (think Pinkberry) is http://theberryline.com/frozenyogurt.html.
Another place, B.Good in Cambridge, has all healthy foods like burgers, salads, smoothies, and some other things (and they post al the nutriton facts!) Ive been there and thought it was prety good.
The other girls told me about http://www.veggieplanet.net/veggieplanet.htm and The OtherSide Cafe on Newbury Street.
Hope that helps, Im sure if you just walk around youll find tons of fun little salad bars and cafes too. I love Boston, and am going to school there next year and am SO excited. HOpe this helps!
AlyssaFebruary 19, 2008 at 5:01 pm
Jenna, I agree with everyone and I looovvveee your blog! I am an omnivore, but I don’t think youare trying to convert anyone to be a vegetarian, vegan, etc. I love your work and enthusiasm! Keep it up!
magsFebruary 19, 2008 at 5:06 pm
who on this blog goes to northwestern? i am in the area as well!
NicoleFebruary 19, 2008 at 5:21 pm
Another Boston place someone mentioned is Grezzo (in the North End), which is a raw & vegan restaurant where I’m DYING to go.
lucyFebruary 19, 2008 at 5:26 pm
Thank you Annie and Nicole! I will definitely try out your suggestions!!!
jennaFebruary 19, 2008 at 5:40 pm
No, that’s perfectly fine! I do the same thing all the time when I go to work in the mornings. I like to pack my lunch the night before so I have more time in the am to eat breakfast, drink tea and relax! You’re fine! 🙂
Kristin and other interested in tofurky,
I have to say…I am very very VERY pleased with this product! I was skeptical at first because it smells a bit odd (to be honest, I thought it smelled like dog food but I am a bit of a food snob)….but I made my sandwich anyway with it and just lettuce and honey mustard just like I would have if it were turkey. I swear to you…..I COULD NOT TELL A DIFFERENCE! I was eating each bite of my sandwich very slowly..sniffing it…trying to see if I could taste the soy in the tofurky. But I didnt! It was SO good! I think I like it even better than turkey sandwiches because, for some reason, this sandwich kept me full for about 3.5 hours, which NEVER happens!!!! I am going to get this again at the store, for sure and also branch out with different varieties of it..next time maybe I’ll try the Italian deli style. Seriously–try it!!!!
jennaFebruary 19, 2008 at 5:40 pm
I don’t measure it–I just do a squirt! 🙂
jennaFebruary 19, 2008 at 5:42 pm
I believe others have answered your oats question for you but regarding my snacks…its just what my body has gotten used to. Most mornings (when I’m at home) I dont need a snack because I like to have an early lunch around 11 or so….but since I eat every 3 hours about, I will usually have a snack around 2:30-3. I’ve been eating this way for the past four years (all throughout college) and so my body just expects a snack or a meal at a certain time and I like to keep my meals/snacks small so I cant eat more of them! I really do eat all day long…haha
NoodleFebruary 19, 2008 at 6:30 pm
Jess-I was wondering if I could e-mail you my e-mail address and be added to the awesome support group which seems to have formed..I’m dealing with the same thing as you gals.
Lisa-You mentioned you live in Cape Town and were from Edmonton! First…I live in Calgary right now, Go Flames! Second…My mom is South African and I have a lot of family down there and am very interested in moving down there (not sure exactly where, but I love Cape Town). I am graduating soon and have no clue what to do with my life (like every other person) and am researching places to live….besides death cold Canada. How do you like living there, do you feel safe, are there jobs, what’s the cost of living? I have a gazillion questions…if you want I can send you my e-mail, I’d love to hear more about it if you’re willing to talk!
fashionistaFebruary 19, 2008 at 6:46 pm
That is awesome- where in the SA is your mom from?
YES please send me your e-mail, I would love to chat about Cape Town & South Africa & would love to answer all your questions!
It is beautiful here.ABSOLUTELY beautiful.
It is summer now… so think plus 30 everyday :)…. When I was back in Edmonton for the holidays for around 6 weeks it was -50 before I left ( TOO COLD!!!).
My e-mail is email@example.com– I also joined the facebook group so you can add me there & then we can message through that.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday.
StefanieFebruary 19, 2008 at 6:55 pm
I haven’t taken a Bikram class yet but I have been doing yoga off and on for the past few years and I never think it’s a waste of time!
As for how long you should go, just play it by ear. Take the first class and see how you feel afterwards. You might find yourself very sore and want to take a day or two off. Or you might love it and want to go back the next day! You won’t know til you try.
And if you’re worried about your flexibility you can always talk to the teacher about it. A good teacher will help you modify poses to make it comfortable for you. Just go at your own pace and have fun with it. 🙂
KaraFebruary 19, 2008 at 7:08 pm
Don’t be sorry! One, reading this blog is optional – so anyone who doesn’t find it beneficial can choose not to read it. Two, in a world where many people don’t consider the source/resources involved in the production of their food, I think it is wonderful and refreshing to have a “normal gal” like yourself make healthy, nutritious decisions with her health and the earth in mind! I’m a 80-20 (80% of my meals are vegetarian or vegan, 20% are omni) and I love your blog!
jessFebruary 19, 2008 at 7:18 pm
Noodle- Definately email me- firstname.lastname@example.org, I just sent out an email to everyone saying hi and such and it seems like a really great group of supportive girls and an easy way to keep eachother in check and give quick updates (that aren’t necessarily always to do with food/blogging).
Jenna- you’ve gotten me all excited to try tofurky- IF only because it kept you full so much longer! I have some long shifts at work coming up and sometimes it’s too busy to snack too much, so a filling idea is always welcome.
LTFebruary 20, 2008 at 6:57 am
BlueberryBabe: My mom eats just plain avocado with soy sauce…never tried it but it’s an idea at least! And reminiscent of sushi!