Confessions of a Food Blogger

confessions of a food blogger, part X

I don’t understand when people say they are craving vegetables. I’m like, “really? Cause I’m craving chocolate cake. That’s odd.”

As an addendum to the above statement, sometimes SOMETIMES, I may have an odd craving for roasted brussels sprouts. But that’s only when I’m out of cake.

I got way too excited when I heard that Prince William was having a grooms cake made out of 1,000 cookies. A man after my own heart.

I finally own a microwave…and I kinda like it.

I’ve almost eaten an entire batch of this granola by myself in less than a week.

Uh yeah…my barbecue sauce laden purse is still sitting outside….oops.

Read parts I, II, III, IV , V ,VI, VII ,VIII and IX here.

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  • Abby
    March 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    hahah I just blogged about how I crave brussels sprouts. I thought I was weird… maybe I am. But at least I’m in good company!

  • Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles
    March 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce – I’ve never seen that before!

  • Stephanie @ My Thorns Have Roses
    March 28, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Haha. I REALLY do crave veggies…especially b.sprouts, sweet potatoes and broccoli. But of course I still crave cookies and brownies and cake and cupcakes and pie. O man. See the balance here? 😉

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg
    March 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    That BBQ sauce looks delicious!

    We almost had piles and piles of cookies for our wedding cake, but we went with piles of lemon bars instead! My mom baked every single one.

  • Elizabeth@The Sweet Life
    March 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I’ve never heard of such a sauce–so amazing!!

  • Errign
    March 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I love roasted brussels sprouts, but I never crave vegetables except for when I had just spent a weekend in NC where practically everything is fried. Not sure I’ve ever been so psyched to see a Moe’s or a Cheesecake Factory before. 🙂

    I am personally pretty excited that William getting married means the press talks about Prince Harry too, because he’s my favorite ginger ever, haha!

  • nevernotdreaming
    March 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Prince William and Kate are having 2 cakes…one is the “traditional” fruit cake and the other the Prince’s childhood cookie favorite. I wonder what chef will create those.
    I bought a microwave (first time in years) last month…I recently lost my job and wish I had that money back… 😉

  • Sara
    March 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    1. I crave veggies all the time. and i’m weird. and i’m ok w/that. my # 1 veggie craving is brussel sprouts. #2 are fancy mushrooms of any variety.
    2. i also crave things like tostitos and ridiculously salty fattening chips, so it all evens out in the end.
    3. if that were my purse the same thing would be happening. if i didn’t live in NYC and HAD an “outside”
    4. send some granola my way. enough salt in there for me to crave.



  • Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher
    March 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    I’m one of those weirdos who crave vegetables! I just love ’em so! I’m almost ashamed…heheheh

    • Baking 'n' Books
      March 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      Me too. I literally can eat pounds a day.

      Luckily, it’s balanced out with Green & Black’s chocolate barS and chicken…and cheese 😉

      Wheph. (how does one spell that word anyways?)

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    March 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    mmm i guess i’m weird cause i crave veggies…esp. red bell peppers and sweet potatoes. yum!

  • Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen
    March 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    The only vegetable dish I ever crave is roasted broccolli…but it has covered in parmesan and salt so it’s definitely not healthy or whatever. Sigh.

    • Faith @ lovelyascharged
      March 29, 2011 at 10:55 am

      parmesan or not, broccoli still rocks…it still is healthy even with the cheese and salt 😉

  • Laughter-Loving Stacy
    March 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    <3 chocolate 😀

  • Kristin Eats
    March 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Jenna seriously you CRACK ME UP! I just got finished writing a post for later this week, which includes your blog on a list of my favorite things for March — I can’t believe I’ve only discovered ELR recently. Aaaand, the only time I ever crave vegetables is if all I’ve eaten all day is cake. Have a great Monday!

  • laughter-Loving Stacy
    March 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    aaaand i only crave vegetables if I’ve had waaaaaaaaaaaay too many carbs for multiple days.

  • Christie {Nourishing Eats}
    March 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I think my favorite part is that the bbq sauce purse is still sitting outside.

  • Kelly
    March 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I totally remember that granola recipe. At the very end you wrote:

    “this granola will stay fresh for about a month sealed in tupperware and kept in the fridge.”

    And I remember reading that and thinking ha! a month…that wouldn’t last me a week!

  • Gaby
    March 28, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Oh! I could eat granola for breakfast, lunch and dinner! And that particular one looks so yummy! I’m a granola girl 🙂

  • Blake
    March 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    The chef who is making the cake is a local chef from Dallas and he posted the recipe.

    It sounds completely decadent!

  • Sara C.
    March 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I attended the AZ BBQ Festival in Scottsdale this weekend…free samples of BBQ Sauce…I put 4 in my purse. Took a bit of a spill on my bike ride back home = BBQ Sauce Purse. Its a fashion trend.

  • Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique
    March 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    These are always the cutest posts!

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    March 28, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I always enjoy these 🙂 Life with a microwave is preeettty good. No lie.

  • d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo
    March 28, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    That’s funny – the only vegetable craving I ever have is also for brussel sprouts! But not roasted, I love the shredded sprouts salad that Jessica from How Sweet It Is posted on Tasty Kitchen. Absolutely the best!

  • Hannah (Culture Connoisseur)
    March 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I am one of those oddballs- crave vegetables ALL the time. When I go a while without eating them my body screams “why?!?!!?!” It physically hurts me…hmm…maybe that’s classified as withdrawals.

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking
    March 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Sometimes I try to make myself think I’m craving vegetables. Like right now. But really I’m craving cheese and crackers.

  • Cassie @ Tofu Meets Her Match
    March 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    We JUST bought a microwave a month ago after not having one for 3 years. I like it, I use it… but I loved that I didn’t need it, ya know?

  • Sana
    March 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I think I deserve a cookie.

  • shannon @ A Pinch of Ginger
    March 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    A.) I love that BBQ sauce! Its rockin!
    B.) Your sense of humor makes me laugh out loud on a regular basis. My deskmates are always curious as to what I’m doing.

    🙂 Thanks for the much needed laugh!

  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini
    March 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Thank you!! Finally someone else who doesn’t crave vegetables! What is with that??

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    March 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I own a microwave and some of my best quickie snacks and inventions are microwave based. No shame either. I happen to dig it.

    And that BBQ sauce looks awesome!

    I still feel bad for you with the purse leak situation….sigh.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    March 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Ha, love that you;re following the Royal Wedding. I am like obsessed with it!

  • R @ Learning As I Chop
    March 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce?! Where can I find that?

  • Justeen @ Blissful Baking
    March 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I actually crave veggies sometimes, especially when I’ve only eaten cookies, ice cream, and fries all day long! 🙂

  • Orla
    March 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I just can’t understand craving veggies when there are things like Reeses cups in the world. I think those people are just unimaginative 😉

  • Nicole
    March 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Dr Pepper BBQ sauce, sounds some kind of wonderful!

  • kaila @ healthy helper!
    March 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I love these posts! SO funny and honest 🙂

  • Michelle
    March 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I did not know that Prince William was having his bachelor cake of 1000 cookies?!!! LOVE HIM EVEN MORE! And where can I get myself some of that DrP BBQ Sauce?!?! I NEED IT.

  • Caitlin @ Amuse-bouche
    March 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    This just gave me a much needed smile. Thank you!

  • The Teenage Taste
    March 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Agreed. I’ve never understood veggie cravings. Sometimes I get the desire to “detox” my diet and eat healthier (usually after a cake hangover) but I wouldn’t consider it a craving.

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss
    March 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    That’s so awesome he’s having an entire cake made out of cookies!! Just when you think the royal family can’t have any fun. 😉

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    March 28, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Oddly enough, I’ve always had the healthiest cravings! I literally can’t go the whole day WITHOUT craving my fruits and veggies!

    Another fabulous addition to the series Jenna. 🙂

  • Ruth
    March 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I don’t own a microwave either. Maybe as a seasoned ‘non-microwave-user’ you can let me know whether it changes your life so I know if I’m missing something!! 🙂

  • Rea
    March 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I am a weird one who craves veggies, especially when they are in the form of “fries,” such as sweet potato fries or butternut squash fries. Or even zucchini and sweet potato chips. And nothing beats a salad loaded with veggies, seeds, nuts, beans, avocado and a homemade dressing. It’s about resetting your taste buds… it becomes a delicious habit after awhile!

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday)
    March 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    lol sometimes I crave something “light” like a salad….or like ice cream

  • katie
    March 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    That Dr. Pepper sauce looks amazing!! My fiance would love that!!!

  • jenn
    March 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Hey I think I posted this somewhere randomly, but could you do a post on target finds soon, including dresses? 🙂

  • rebecca lustig
    March 28, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    a grooms cake? out of cookies? That’s INSANE. I lvoe it

  • Jenny
    March 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I would have a brides cake made from Mrs. Fields, purely in the form of chocolate chip cookie layers. No joke.
    Secondly, I couldn’t live without my microwave – craziness!!

  • Paige
    March 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    bahaha – loved the first one….though I am one of those weirdos who crave veggies 😛

  • mary (sisters running the kitchen)
    March 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    wow, i have never seen dr. pepper bbq sauce before! How is it? By the way, when I check your blog it frequently does not display your most current posts…sometimes the past 3 are deleted. Then I check later and suddenly they are all back up again. Just thought I’d bring it to your attention. It’s been happening quite a lot.

    • Jenny D.
      March 28, 2011 at 7:22 pm

      Same here! I was thinking something was wrong on my end… I was having ELR-withdrawals!!

  • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy
    March 28, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I do not understand how (why?) people crave vegetables either. Fruit, maybe, but that’s still sweet. I definitely crave chocolate. I’m not ashamed 🙂

  • Jennifer @ A Busy Nest
    March 28, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I’m with you on the cravings…chocolate anything usually overpowers veggie cravings!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    March 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I crave veggies when I want something light and not-sweet. I *really* crave veggies when I am hot and thirsty – salads are AMAZEBALLS for me the day after a run. Topped with chicken and cheese and salsa..

    Of course, at a certain time of the month, it’s all I can do to not eat an entire pan of brownies with an entire container of ice cream and chocolate sauce in one sitting.

  • Lindsey @ Morningstar Project
    March 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    You are just fabulous for that purse comment. I will disagree with you on one thing, I am more of a cupcake craving type of girl myself.

  • sophia
    March 29, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Most people “crave vegetables” because it sounds more polite than saying “I’m starving and I could eat the whole cake but I’m afraid of the sugar and butter and oh, the calories!!!”

    That said, I do start craving vegetables if I ate too many peanut M&M’s…and it’s usually always roasted brussels sprouts, too.

    Hm, what IS it about brussel sprouts? I’m convinced it’s because it goes so well with bacon…

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian)
    March 29, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Hahahaha. I’m always craving brussel sprouts. It’s weird since I only started eating sprouts maybe two years ago.

    I crave just about any vegetable. Cover it in chocolate and I’d might be in heaven 🙂 Hmm. Time to experiment.

  • Katherine
    March 29, 2011 at 8:49 am

    my confession is that I hate recycling and I’ve been feeling more and more guilty about it every day. I make myself take out recycling and actually do a good job about 90% of the time. I just feel bad that I resent doing it so much

  • Kristin
    March 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I hear ya on the vegetables. I’m never craving vegetables. Cake? Yes. Ice cream? Yes. French fries? Yes. Vegetables? NO! 😉

  • Amber K
    March 30, 2011 at 9:01 am

    The only time I have ever craved vegetables was after WAY overindulging in treats in Vegas. Otherwise, while I’ll eat them, I wouldn’t say I “crave” them.

    I love these confessions, they make me so excited inside. 🙂

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble
    April 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I didn’t own a microwave for a LONG time either until I moved into a new apartment and it came with my place. It is convenient, but I still enjoy doing things the old way on the stove!