Breakfast/ Dinner

Chick Flick


So, last night I saw Valentine’s Day…..SO GOOD!!!!!!! Seriously, y’all must see this movie. It was one of those “feel good” movies that makes you both laugh and cry. And the screenwriting was pretty amazing. Before the movie, Kelly and I went to grab some sushi for dinner. I had a seaweed salad:

A veggie roll with avocado and shiitake mushrooms (SO yummy!):

I was still sort of hungry after this so I ordered some tofu appetizer…but it wasn’t my favorite and I only ate one piece.


After the movie was over I met my friend Ali for a glass of wine a fun bar in Santa Rosa. She’s letting me borrow all her snowboarding gear for Tahoe next weekend…I’m so nervous!! eek!
I was SO tired and literally crashed into my bed around midnight. This morning, made a waffle sandwich for breakfast with kashi blueberry waffles, almond butter and jam:

And I’m about to head to the coffee shop to write for a few hours then I’m heading to the winery to work for the afternoon.
See you tonight!

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  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    February 21, 2010 at 8:07 am

    mmmm that waffle sandwich looks amazing! and seaweed salad is my ALL TIME FAVORITE thing to get at sushi places!

  • Becky
    February 21, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I always forget about waffles…gotta add to the grocery list!

  • Jocelyn
    February 21, 2010 at 8:20 am

    mmm a wafflewich..looks delish! I need to jump on board and go see Valentine’s day!

  • Kelly
    February 21, 2010 at 8:29 am

    I really want to see that movie! And i’m very jealous of your snowboarding trip, I want to go so bad!

  • Ameena
    February 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Your sushi looks great but it doesn’t fill me up either.

    I can’t wait to see Valentine’s Day! The problem is that it keeps getting sold out!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    February 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Was wondering where to go for dinner tonight, and that sushi roll pretty much has my mind made up 🙂

  • Jil
    February 21, 2010 at 8:36 am

    MM, yummy waffle sandwich!! Glad the movie was good!! I’m always up for a feel-good film :). Jealous of your amazing sushiiii!

  • Jolene (
    February 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

    A coffee shop to write, a winery to work … ahhhh I want that life!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    February 21, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I love chick flicks! I took my mom on a date to see “Dear John” for V-Day. Love the ab & j waffle – it’s been too long since I’ve had one of those!

  • Freya @
    February 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I really want to see that movie so badly! It’s had such mixed reviews – a blog I read earlier said it was awful, the radio reviewer said it was average, and you loved it! I think I’ll rent it when it comes out 🙂
    That sushi looks lovely – I’ve never had sushi before, I’d love to try that too!Have a good afternoon 🙂

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    February 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I think Valentine’s Day was super cute too — so many great actors. Enjoy your Sunday…don’t work too hard!

  • Kelly
    February 21, 2010 at 8:58 am

    So you do still work at the winery? You haven’t mentioned it for so long… I thought you might have quit to focus on the book.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    February 21, 2010 at 9:06 am

    LOVED Valentine’s Day!! I actually didn’t have very high expectations for it but it was fabulous. Everyone says that Taylor Swift wasn’t very good in it but I thought that her part was hilarious!
    That sushi looks great!

  • christie, honoring health
    February 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Yum, that sushi looks great! I can’t wait to see that movie. I have heard really mixed reviews but that makes me even more curious to see it 🙂

    Have a great day!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    February 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I heard that movie was terrible. It had a really amazing cast.

  • Tammy Eros
    February 21, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I guess I’m in the minority here…I thought Valentine’s Day was ridiculous and a complete waste of money!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    February 21, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Hi Jenna. 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    February 21, 2010 at 9:25 am

    That tofu looks like big marshmallows! Yum!

  • Kati @ Living Well
    February 21, 2010 at 9:27 am

    I’m glad you liked the movie! My husband and I were kinda disappointed with it :/ Such great actors/actresses but I thought it was a bit slow and so many stories to keep up with! Fun idea though 🙂 And Ashton MADE the movie. Love the waffle sandwich!

  • Sarah
    February 21, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I really loved Valentine’s day! Getting tired of the bad reviews saying it’s not the most intellectual movie viewing experience lol It was never marketed as such! i thought the storyline was super cute and feel good. Even my boyfriend loved it! Anyway, as a vegetarian I’m glad you gave up meat for lent because you’re giving me all sorts of nice veg meal ideas like that waffle sandwich 🙂 Have a great day!

  • diana(mymarblerye)
    February 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

    i know you already have tons of fellow foodie bffs but seriously, sushi+chick flicks+ kashi waffles are my favorite things in life!!! WE CONNECT. hahha. Have a fabulous Sunday!

  • Tiff
    February 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

    So jealous of your Tahoe trip…I LOVE snowboarding there, and didn’t have free time to drive up north this year.

    I thought Valentine’s Day was just OK. It had a lot of big name actors in it, but I wouldn’t consider all of them to be extremely talented (read: Jessica Alba). I think my expectations for it were way too high, b/c I was expecting to see an inter-weaved storyline that was more like Love Actually.

  • Laura
    February 21, 2010 at 10:02 am

    aww yay for girlfriends!! i went to valentine’s day last night with a girlfriend too and loved every minute of it! STACKED with actors!!! julia roberts.. let me just say i cried like a little baby……. 🙂

  • Adam
    February 21, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I’ve heard mixed things about Valentine’s Day… Now i guess i’ll have to go see it! Seaweed is a favorite!

  • Lindsay @cookingforaveganlover
    February 21, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Wow that sushi roll and seaweed salad look delicious!

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    February 21, 2010 at 10:06 am

    So fun! Glad you liked Valentine’s Day..I still have to see it! I’m sorry it got bad reviews, but I know I would LOVE it probably. I love movies like that. Gosh, now I am craving sushi. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday, Jenna!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    February 21, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Hooray for the return of waffle sandwiches! They are the best quickie breakfast. I also wanted to snatch that veggie roll right off my computer screen. Have fun at the winery!

  • Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats)
    February 21, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Ya know I eat waffles all the time with a nanner on the side.. I need to be more creative and make a lil sandwich! 🙂

    Happy Sunday!

  • Rachel (suburban yogini)
    February 21, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I’m looking forward to seeing that movie – it has Ashton Kutcher in it so what could be not good?!!

  • Evan Thomas
    February 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I’ve never seen a tofu appetizer like that. What could it be called?

  • Alyson
    February 21, 2010 at 10:28 am

    That sushi is beautiful! Thanks for the movie review; that is one I was curious about, and on my list to see. Glad you enjoyed it!

  • theemptynutjar
    February 21, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Thank you for showing such a great breakfast. Waffles, bananas , almond butter …yum! Not as much as I eat…but nice to see REAL food…and no fancy gadgets or shakes or something. Inspiring to just be real and eat and love 🙂
    That movie sounds nice Jenna.
    Chick-flicks are good. Same with novels. Some novels are soo cheesey to read, but who cares, good to just forget real serious stuff. What do you like to read (if you ever have the time!)?

    • jenna
      February 21, 2010 at 11:21 am


      I set aside about an hour or so every single day to just READ! I read a lot of historical novels, a lot of Conroy, some Hemingway, Faulkner, travel writing and anything else that strikes my fancy at the library!

  • Kristen @ Change of Pace
    February 21, 2010 at 10:33 am

    My waffles always get shoved to the back of the freezer so I never remember to eat them! Thanks for reminding me 🙂

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward
    February 21, 2010 at 10:42 am

    That waffle sandwich is genius!

  • Leena
    February 21, 2010 at 10:43 am

    i want to see that movie so bad! i love feel good movies like that.. chick flicks are the best 🙂
    your wafflewich sounds really good too! i haven’t had waffles in a while… i think i might have to change that!

  • Katie
    February 21, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Hi Jenna! I love your blog. I was just wondering – how do you afford to eat out as much as you do? Do you follow a food budget each month? Is your grocery shopping limited due to the amount of meals you eat out? Just curious. Thanks!

    • jenna
      February 21, 2010 at 11:20 am


      I think this might be my most asked question….ever! I’ll just answer it totally honestly and we can all lay it to rest. Most times when I go out to dinner, I DO NOT PAY because they are dates. I probably only pay for my meals out maybe once a week. And, weekly, I only spend about $40 at the grocery store. I tried to budget everything and it all fell apart so now I just spend money intuitively. I’m trying to live it up as much as I can out here and enjoy myself (and the food!) because who knows what the future will bring!

  • Catherine
    February 21, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Yum, that waffle sammie looks fantastic. Thanks for the recommendation about Valentine’s Day… I was hesitating bc I felt like it was going to be another “He’s just not that into you” which for some reason really annoyed me. Oh well…

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    February 21, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Looks like a great sushi dinner! So jealous of the Tahoe trip 🙂

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    February 21, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I really want to see it but I’ll probably wait til it comes out on dvd- I’ve heard too many mixed reviews!

  • eatmovelove
    February 21, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Amen to “living it up while you can” Jenna – your right, one does not know what the future holds. Plus, you don’t have to justify what you do. As long as it makes you happy.
    I LOVED that movie!! Soo cute….I actually teared up at the part where Julia R. hugs the little boy @ the end – lame o’ sap here 😉
    Oh and if anyone like White Choc Macadamia LUNA bars – I’m doing a giveaway on my site – so check it out :)!!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    February 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Wafflewichious! The sushi looks xtra delish, too!

  • Ashlei
    February 21, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I love seaweed salads! I always get one at Japanese restaurants.

  • Karla
    February 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I want to see Valentine’s Day! It look so cute!!
    Sadly, I don’t have a spare minute for the next few weeks!

  • MMiller
    February 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Can’t wait to see that movie! When movies get bad reviews, they are a must see for me! Glad you enjoyed it!
    And you are wise to live life to the fullest! And it really is nobody’s business how you pay for all of your eating out! If you want to eat every meal out, that is your business! I do enjoy seeing the food you create and eat too!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    February 21, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    oh that sushi looks so good!!!!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Passion
    February 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Glad to hear the movie is good!!

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    February 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I loved that movie too! 🙂

  • Tara
    February 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    That sushi looks outstanding. The salad looks great too! Send some my way! (:

  • amanda
    February 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    That waffle sandwich looks super yummy!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    February 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I’ve heard mixed reviews on that movie but I really want to see it because it looks kind of like the same premise of Love Actually that I love.

  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    February 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I always get seaweed salad!! This picture just made me realize how long it has been!! I always find I am never satisfied with just one roll, but if I get too, I get bored and don’t finish the entire thing. I usually have to get some regular sushi OR there is a place near me that makes a dessert roll with warm banana, raspberry and topped with a nutella like sauce and coconut…did I mention it is slightly tempura?! TO DIE FOR!

  • kate
    February 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    ahh waffles! i havent had waffles in forever!

  • skinnyrunner
    February 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    that sushi looks amazing!
    ive heard that that movie is really good. i should go see it…

  • Rocky Slaughter
    February 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Uh….I spend a LOT more on weekly food budgets than Jenna, apparently. So does everyone. I wish I were a hot and a girl so I could have a $40 weekly food budget…

    Speaking of… Jenna, when are you going to take me to that Japanese restaurant? HMMM!? I’ve been looking for good Japanese food around here and keep failing.

    P.S. Why do guys always have to pay for dates?! HMMM!?!

    • jenna
      February 21, 2010 at 5:01 pm


      Bahaha I don’t even know what to say to you except…..YOUR TRAINING STARTS TOMORROW!

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    February 21, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    You just reminded me that I’ve been wanting to try a waffle sandwich with egg! Yes! Hopefully I remember to fix it in the morning when I’m up and stumbling around at 6…

  • Valerie
    February 21, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    So I never leave comments but I just wanted to let you know that since you hair is so adorable I copied you! I was blonde…not anymore..and I love it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    February 21, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    i love seaweed salad sooo much, and that roll looks awesome! if it wasn’t snowing so hard i could totally go for some sushi tonight…

    hope you have fun next weekend boarding 🙂

  • Kelly Olexa
    February 21, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    We just went to see that movie tonight, and I loved it!! I hear that they are going to make a movie like this about all the holidays, same characters. How fun. 😉

  • Lauren
    February 21, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I’ve been wanting to see that movie so I’m glad to see a good review about it. I hadn’t heard too many things about it, either way.

  • Jamie
    February 21, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Good luck on the slops! The snow should be awesome next weekend – I was at Sugar Bowl and Alpine a few weeks ago and it was great!

    And seaweed salad is my favorite! Mmm!

  • Jessica @ Fit and Clean
    February 21, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Oh, that sushi looked fantastic. I’ve been craving it and now I totally want some! I was catching up on your posts, and I see that you’re a blond that goes dark…I’m dark (black hair) that went blond for 3 years! Then back to dark…I have to say…easier to go dark then blond! Your hair looks really great brown!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    February 22, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I’m no good at skiing and have a feeling snow boarding would KILL me! I hope you have a good time though! I’m sure you’ll be better at it than I am!

  • Stacey
    February 22, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I’m baking sweet potatoes right now. Your waffle looks good and filling.