Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

Crunching and Twisting

Ahhh sorry for the uber late post! I actually posted this long, elaborate dinner post but something weird happened to the internet and it never went through! I was so disappointed when, at school, I checked the blog from my phone and saw that I was missing my last post!!! Sorry guys! The internet really does not like me 🙁

But…the good news is that I retyped the post! 🙂 So here goes:

I really just cannot give enough praise to YogaDownloads! Today I tried the Yoga Core workout and it was great!! Tons of twisting and crunching and my abs are SURE to be sore tomorrow! After I had my workout, I snacked on 1/2 cup of 2% cottage cheese to re-fuel while I worked on my project…


And dinner! I made one of my favorite pasta dishes ever! This dish combines two of my favorite things: goat cheese and pasta! Is their anything better? Seriously? I used this new Ancient Grain penne that I found at Whole Foods and it turned out really well but a little more dry than usual. I’m not sure if it was the pasta to blame…I’ve made this dish at least a half dozen times and its always turned out really great and moist and tonight the flavor was there but it was on the dry side. I substituted broccoli rabe for broccoli florets and added peas because, well, I love peas. I made enough for two servings are already packaged the other serving up to take to work in the am. 🙂 I did drizzle about 1/2 tsp of oil on the serving for tomorrow though and stirred, hoping that will moisten it up when I reheat it tomorrow. Tonight I also had a “Naked Salad” with nothing but balsamic vinegar on it because I forgot to re-stock my woodstock (haha) at Whole Foods today. This salad was surprisingly refreshing though!



img_1544.JPGI brought 2 fig cookies to school tonight and although this doesn’t seem like a big snack, two of these “Fig Newmans” are 140 calories, which I think is perfect for the nighttime. It’s now 11:30 though and let me tell you, I ate those cookies but I also had my fair share of licks from the chocolate mousse and the flourless chocolate cake we made tonight 😉 I’m sugared out for the evening!

img_1545.JPGSee you in the morning!

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  • Chef Erin
    July 15, 2008 at 4:35 am

    I had whole wheat pasta with goat cheese tonight, too! Mine had tomatoes and kalmata olives in it, though yours looks yummy as well- I may have to try it next time!

  • ~C~
    July 15, 2008 at 11:52 am

    I was waiting to see what you did with that goat cheese! Looks awesome. How does that pasta compare to 100% whole wheat? I really like whole wheat pasta and now find that white pasta is bland in comparison. I also like brown rice pasta but it gets really mushy really easily.

  • Kimberly
    July 15, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    That pasta looks awesome! I love spelt anything. My favorite way to eat pasta is with peas, sauteed mushrooms, and shredded parm – I highly recommend the combo!

  • arielle
    July 15, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    I LOVE pasta and goat cheese.

  • ryan
    July 15, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Jenna asked me to let everyone know her computer keyboard is broken so Apple is fixing it now and she is hoping to be able to post again this evening before school.

  • ryan
    July 15, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    ….and in the meantime I can answer any questions regarding pepperoni pizza, lasagna, mojitos or ice cream

  • GroundedFitness
    July 15, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    i checked out the yogadownloads and they look great! thnaks for the tip!


  • Anne P
    July 15, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    LOL, thanks ryan 🙂

  • Anne P
    July 15, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    also, jenna really has the worst luck with technology!!

  • ryan
    July 15, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Anne you have no idea, I jokingly tell Jenna that these days are often magnified by her tendencies to turn in to a total spaz. I was legitimately concerned as the last time we had one of these days, she got in a minor fender bender, so anyways, I politely warned her to take extra precaution today!
    Now I have just heard the latest and I told Jenna as moderator today, I must report to all the girls her latest episode and the only fair way to do it, is to quote the exact text she sent that just made me fall out of my chair, you have just got to love Jenna!! …..

    “I’m having such a spaz day. almost choked on a pea in my pasta and then I sneezed and it came out my nose.”

  • Heather
    July 15, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Hahahaha- that’s too funny! Poor Jenna. I hope she threw away the pea.

    Jokes aside… now I really want to try that yoga download site! Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Anne P
    July 15, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    hahahhaha clearly she knew you needed some new material to hold us off for awhile on the blog! that’s amazing. i’ve never had food come out my nose before, and i think i might be missing out. she’s a special one. 😉

  • JennC
    July 15, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    jenna you are slacking!

  • Chandra (also known as Clara!)
    July 15, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Mmmm that pasta looks delicious 😀

    I’ve posted on here frequently as “Clara”, because I know there is another Chandra over at onebodylifechance.wordpress.com, but I just started my own blog and I figured I should just use my real name – Chandra!

    Jenna, I love your site and I’ve linked you! iameatingtolive.wordpress.com

  • Megan
    July 15, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    I am going to have to check out those yoga downloads.

    I also wanted to let you know I put a link to your blog on my new food blog. Hopefully that is ok.

  • Bree
    July 15, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Thanks for the update Ryan, I just laughed out loud at my computer & now my officemates think I am a bit off! Jenna, please take care!

  • Katie S
    July 15, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Oh my gosh poor jenna!! that really is too funny, let’s hope the best works out for her!!! Thanks for keeping us updated, Ryan!! Good luck, Jenna!! Technology always breaks for me too, but going to anthro always makes me feel better 😉

  • Molly
    July 15, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Ok Ryan, the true test of whether you are good enough for Jenna. Do you like mint chocolate chip ice cream? I do not trust people who don’t do the ‘chip.

  • Chandra (Eating to Live)
    July 15, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    LOL ryan thanks for the update! Jenna hang in there! We all have spaz days.

    by far the most frustrating is when it involves technology, so I seriously sympathize!

  • Foodie
    July 15, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Poor Jenna! – I hope your day has been going better. Ryan, thanks for keeping us all up to date!

    Everyone: I just started my own blog so please come check it out and leave a comment.

  • C
    July 15, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Poor thing! I hope things start looking up!

  • Alli W.
    July 15, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Hey Ryan– I think you should start posting your meals until Jenna can again. Just for the shock factor fun!

  • Alyssa
    July 15, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Poor Jenna! Thanks for keeping us updated Ryan!!!

  • ibex hk
    July 15, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    oh man, jenna, haha 🙂 too funny!!

  • Serena
    July 15, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Oh my goodness, I just fell off my chair too. Hopefully the Apple people aren’t too busy selling iphones and have got that keyboard fixed! Thanks for filling in Ryan!

  • Every Gym's Nightmare
    July 15, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    look at all the broccolli. why cant restaurants make it like that?


  • Michelle
    July 16, 2008 at 1:02 am

    I absolutely love your blog!!! Thats it!!!

  • Becca A
    July 16, 2008 at 1:36 am

    Thanks for acting as moderator of the day Ryan! I’m glad to know that other than the keyboard everything is alright!

    I really want to try this yogadownload site! Now if I could just figure out how to get my iPod to sync with my laptop I use now instead of my old PC…grr…

  • ModelBehavior
    July 16, 2008 at 1:41 am

    (poster formerly knows as JessieP)

    wait…you can check your blog from your phone!?!?!

    Hello, jealous!

    aahh flourless chocolate cake = fudgy heaven!


  • molls
    July 16, 2008 at 2:22 am

    Becca A

    You just have to restore your Ipod’s settings when you’re using it on a new computer. Hope that works and I hope you read this!

  • MLT
    July 16, 2008 at 3:16 am

    When you get a chance, can you post the recipe for the goat cheese and pasta? Thanks!

  • jenna
    July 16, 2008 at 3:25 am


    Click the pasta link in my post—it will bring you right to the recipe 🙂

  • Becca A
    July 16, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Thanks molls! I’ll try that!