Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

Easy Does It

Hi 🙂

I hope everyone’s Monday has been treating them well. I actually forgot today was Monday…that’s how lost I feel!

Around 4:00 I made a pre-yoga snack even though I really was not hungry…still full from that monster sandwich at lunch I guess! I knew I would never make it through yoga and until a late dinner though if I didn’t make something and sipping on a smoothie sounded like the best option.


  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 HUGE handful spinach
  • a few frozen strawberries
  • a few raspberries
  • 1 cup vanilla coconut milk

So, this was definitely the ugliest combination I have EVER made (it looked like dirt!) but it tasted fantastic and was just the thing I needed to get me through. I have to train myself sort of to eat dinner later now because Ryan doesn’t get home from work until 8 or 8:30 and I don’t want to eat by myself every night. I figure I can go to a gym class or yoga class until 6:30 most nights and then start cooking after that so we can eat when he gets home. Unfortunately he commutes every day so there’s no hope of him being home at 6:00 ever.

My yoga class tonight was exactly what I needed and was my strongest practice since the accident. My favorite instructor was teaching it and I just love my studio. I’m actually a member of two yoga studios because I like to do Bikram at one and then power flow classes at the other. Tonight’s class was a flow and the stretches were so deep that my hamstrings really were talkin’ to me but it was a good type of hurt. Chay, my teacher, always infuses lavender essence during shivasana and its just so calming.

After my practice, Ryan was still at Sear’s Outlet looking at stoves (think we found a real deal!!!) so I headed over to my parent’s house to have a glass of red wine and chat. A WONDERFUL package from VeggieGirl arrived (thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!) so I immediately broke into the raw rosemary quakers and hummus for an appetizer with my wine since I was getting pretty hungry and knew dinner wouldn’t be for at least another hour or so—-




This package brought a huge grin to my face….all my favorites! And more macaroons!! I froze these so I could keep ’em for a long, long time whenever the craving strikes. And I can’t wait to try the “crispies” and “grawnola”! I seriously have the best friends a girl could ever ask for and I’m so blessed.

After visiting my parents, I headed back “home” (that feels weird to type!) to the condo. For dinner, Ryan grilled the fish he caught at the fishing tournament over the weekend and I prepared it in the typical fish taco way.

Here’s all the ingredients (minus the fish, which R was grilling)—


Me, putting it all together—


We actually have been tenderizing the fish in coconut milk for the past two days before grilling it with mojo sauce, sea salt and pepper so it was really, really yummy. I wrapped my fish up in an Ezekiel tortilla with steamed zucchini, salsa, hot sauce, a tiny bit of cheese and about a fourth of a ripe avocado.


All wrapped up—


It was SO GOOD. Probably the best homemade fish taco I’ve ever had. Even though we ate late and I was super full, I had to end my day with some organic dark chocolate


I’m off to clean the kitchen, write for awhile and head to bed. See you in the morning!

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  • katie s
    May 4, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Jenna! Where did you get the Sea Dog Brewing Co glass?!?! That is my all time FAVORITE beer (the blueberry!!) but I only get it up in Cape Cod and no where south of there!!! I got quite excited to see you glass and it leaves me craving some blueberry beer!! On another note, your fish tacos look divine!

    • jenna
      May 4, 2009 at 7:07 pm

      Katie s,

      I actually got that from my wine instructor at school because I won some wine/beer trivia in class. I love it!

  • orlie
    May 4, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    what kind of dark chocolate do you get? as in, what brand and what percent dark?

    • jenna
      May 4, 2009 at 7:13 pm


      I always get the Endangered Species dark…this is 72%

  • weight and meditate
    May 4, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    You’re so cute! I love your outfit and necklace, too! Does Ryan leave super early in the morning, too? Any chance of him ever working closer? Sometimes late dinners are so darn…late!

  • Help Meghan Run
    May 4, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    I had fish tacos for dinner, as well. 🙂 So good!

    www. HelpMeghanRun .com

  • Lauren
    May 4, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    Could you recommend some Vegan, Vegetarian, and Raw cook books. I would like to incorporate these lifestyles into my own. There are sooooo many titles out there, I just don’t know where to begin!

  • Shannon @ TheDailyBalance
    May 4, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    those fish tacos look fantastic! glad to hear yoga went so well 😉

  • *Andrea*
    May 4, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    i love dark chocolate as a way to end the night 🙂 you have such gorgeous blue eyes!!!

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    May 4, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    That looks great, Jenna! How nice to be able to eat what you catch! 😀

  • LisaR
    May 4, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Dang…your arms look awesome! lol I seriously need to give the yoga classes at my gym a try! I’ve only done it at home and I’m not sure I’d be able to keep up in an actual class! yikes!

    You’re right about what you posted earlier…it’s about your faith in God and your relationship!! I hate it when people call me religious…it’s not that at all!!! I have a real true relationship w/ the one true God!!!!

  • allijag
    May 4, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Those fish tacos look wonderful! Glad to see the manicure is still holding up 🙂 VG is the sweetest! I love the loot!

  • Kristie
    May 4, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Mmmm I’ve never had a fish taco before but yours look completely scrumptious! Totally worth the late wait I’d say. That’s too bad about Ryan having to work so late though!

    Hope you have a lovely relaxing night!

  • Run Sarah
    May 4, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Glad to hear yoga went well. So sweet of VeggieGirl to send you that package!

  • Tracy
    May 4, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Your arms look great Jenna! Hope you are doing well…thinking about you often.

  • Courtney
    May 4, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    What a gorgeous dinner! And super sweet of VG to send you some goodies =)

    Glad yoga was great! Have a good night!

  • Jen
    May 4, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Oh my goodness, fresh caught fish tacos?! That sounds sooo heavenly. Especially after two days in coconut milk. 😉 It sounds like the yoga session hit the spot too; I’m glad! Sending you love and good thoughts, Jenna! <3

  • katiek436
    May 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    wow that fish looks and sounds delish! could you tell that it had marinated in coconut milk, i.e. did it have a sweet taste to it? It sounds like you have two places to call home- thats fun!

  • brandi
    May 4, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    glad yoga was good 🙂

    i love fish tacos and those look great!

  • Anita
    May 4, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Your fish tacos look so yummy! I can never get my wraps to look like that. I’m not giving up though!

    I haven’t left a comment in a while, but I just wanted to let you know that I really applaud you for staying so strong and trying to remain positive… it isn’t easy, I know. Journal writing definitely helps. It’s a great way to let so many emotions out at once, emotions and thoughts that you didn’t even know you had.

    You have an amazing network of supportive and wonderful people out there, but I just wanted to let you know, if you ever need to talk to someone who’s just been there and still going through it myself, please e-mail me anytime. I lost my dad in February and am still taking it day by day, but if you ever want to e-mail me, you can anytime.

  • Marissa
    May 4, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    That should be fun for you and Ryan to enjoy dinner together every night 🙂

  • Sarah
    May 4, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    What does Ryan do? Seems like some pretty long hours! (You don’t have to say if you don’t want to.)

    And glad to hear you are getting time for some great yoga classes. It definitely soothes the body and soul.

    • jenna
      May 4, 2009 at 8:15 pm


      Ryan has a hedge fund…works in the investment banking world! Very different from me but we balance each other out.


      Nope, couldn’t taste the coconut milk at all. Ryan said that was just to “tenderize” it because it was a more meaty fish, kingfish actually.


      I LOVE Eat, Drink and Be Vegan and Veganomicon…..I cook from both all the time. Also, my newest addition is Raw Food Real world, which is great but a lot of the recipes call for a dehydrator, which not everyone has. I would put Veganomicon at the top of your list!

  • Michelle Hisae
    May 4, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Oh man, fresh-caught fish. There’s nothing like it. I love when you can practically taste the ocean in it.

  • mh
    May 4, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    aww Jenna, I’m so happy you and Ryan decided to live together. I’m so jealous!! My fiance is looking for jobs by me b/c hes graduating in a week!! and I’m just praying we don’t have to keep living apart b/c its miserable!! Have agreat night girl and a relaxing day tomorrow. you are amazing

  • Danielle
    May 4, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    I’m a new reader to your blog, those fish tacos look amazing.

    Have you ever heard of or tried Theo Chocolates?

    I live in Seattle and they are a local organic Chocolate, soooo delicious!

  • Jocelyn
    May 4, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    wow the fish tacos look great!
    And I ordered some stuff froom that onelucky duck place..the chocolate chip cookies, macaroons, almond bar..and some sort of cereal..I can’t wait!

  • Erin
    May 4, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    That fish taco looks fab. What a good idea. All your new-living-together moments are cute to read!

  • Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness)
    May 4, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Those fish tacos look amazing!

    What a sweet package from VeggieGirl. 🙂

  • Kimberly
    May 4, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Wow, those fish tacos look SO good!! There’s just nothing like fresh locally-caught fish, is there.

    By the way, you left us hanging — what did you think of the Kirk Cameron flick??

  • courtney
    May 4, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    hi jenna,

    i don’t know how you are holding it together right now… i am glad to hear you are listening to your body and doing what feels right. take care of yourself; always thinking of you! and good luck with the oven 🙂

    p.s. give ryan an extra hug; it sounds like he has been amazing through everything! i am tempted to say you are lucky, but really i think this is just a case of two great people finding each other. yay for you guys and living together!!!!

  • courtney
    May 4, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    p.p.s. Veggiegirl, you rock :)!

  • Shannon
    May 4, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    You seem to be doing really good Jenna. Those fish tacos look really really good.

  • Sarah
    May 4, 2009 at 9:01 pm


    My boyfriend is a hedge fund guy as well! Sometimes when he talks about work, it’s so hard to listen. Hehe.


  • Abbey
    May 4, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Hey Jenna,

    You seriously motivate me—I mean, you never slack off on your blog!! Just wanted to let you know that your time and effort are appreciated.


  • Stef
    May 4, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Those tacos look amazing! I’m so glad you had a nice dinner with your man, bummer he has to commute every day! What a nice package from VeggieGirl, how sweet!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    May 4, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    I haven’t commented on the last few posts (wasn’t sure what to say), but I just wanted to let you know that I’m really glad you seem to be doing okay. Thanks for always being so honest with us about how you are doing – it’s great that you feel comfortable enough to share what you are going through with us and that you feel you can count on us for support.

    On a lighter note, congrats on moving in with Ryan! So happy for you!

  • Alison
    May 4, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Vanilla coconut milk? Never heard of that – sounds fabulous! I love your taco pics. Delicious!

  • Allie Katie
    May 4, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Dinner looks delish–also, your haircut is totally adorable!! So summery!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    May 4, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I have to admit I gasped in excitement when I read that you and Ryan moved in together. I was like, “yesss, finally!” Haha it was like watching a reality t.v. show or something. You two are so blessed to have each other.

    I’m glad yoga was great today! You’re too darn cute in that pic, by the way:)
    Hope you have a good night chillin with your man.

  • Caroline
    May 4, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Haha, I think that sometimes the ugliest foods are the tastiest!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    May 4, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    When I read this post, and then your sweet pic, I just wanted to hug you. So I am sending you that hug in my mind right now. I hope you get it.

  • Runningwithin
    May 4, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I love Power Yoga, it’s so grounding! Ever since I started it a couple months ago, I’m addicted. I’m glad yoga was great for you, you’re doing amazing by the way : )

  • Tara
    May 5, 2009 at 12:55 am

    You have me craving a yoga class now! I’m glad that you are taking time for yourself and doing what you like to do. I don’t comment very often, but I love your blog!

  • Matt (NoMeatAthlete)
    May 5, 2009 at 4:34 am

    Never thought of putting vegetables (like spinach) in my smoothie. I know you and others use them for juicing, but somehow it seems strange in a smoothie with fruit. But I’d love to get more greens every day. Does it taste like spinach in the smoothie?

    • jenna
      May 5, 2009 at 6:10 am


      Nope. I can’t taste the spinach AT ALL! Crazy, huh?? And I love the fact that I am basically eating an entire salad!

  • Kim
    May 5, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Jenna, just wanted to say that I just found your blog & think it is wonderful! I cannot wait to try some of the recipes on here & the pics are great. Do you feel that power/flow yoga is enough strength training in addition to your running? I am tired of boring weights, but love yoga & running. Your arms certainly look like it! I also want to say how very sorry I am for you and your family’s terrible loss. I am praying for you *hugs*.

  • Shelby
    May 5, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Love the package from VeggieGirl! How sweet =)

    You are too cute in that pic! I don’t think I’ve told you, but I ADORE your haircut!

  • Jess
    May 5, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Oh my goodness those fish tacos look amazing!! Glad you had a wonderful monday!! You are doing so great! Still praying for you, though!! O:-)

  • kim
    May 5, 2009 at 6:15 am

    i love that wrap as well! sprouted wraps!

  • Beadie
    May 5, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Glad you had a great yoga session!

    Those fish tacos looks really awesome!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    May 5, 2009 at 6:40 am

    so funny! we’re having fish tacos tonight! I like the addition of the zucchini..I think I’m going to have to do the same!
    of course frozen fish from trader joes won’t be nearly as good as fresh caught but we can pretend 🙂

    I’m glad yoga was great for you today! thats always such a nice and rewarding feeling

  • Catherine
    May 5, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Hey Jenna!
    I must say you are adorable! You look just like your Dad with your Mom’s blue eyes. Your blog has inspired me to try and eat as much raw food as possible and still hold together a “normal” household, 😉 . The goodies form One Lucky Duck sound really good, but they are expensive!!! I also LOVE yoga!!! I am keeping you and your family close with prayer, take care, your friend, Catherine

  • Jess
    May 5, 2009 at 9:32 am

    I made a very similar dinner last night and wished that I had avocados for it.

  • ratzx31
    May 5, 2009 at 10:02 am

    the fish tacos looks fantastic! would love to try it someday! “P

  • SnowKat
    May 5, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Holy yum ! I am totally going to the store today to get all the ingredients to make those. Just curious, what kind of fish did Ryan catch ?

    Also wanted to let you know, your family has been in my thoughts & prayers! Thank you for doing this blog… it has really been inspiring to me 🙂

    Keep up the good work !

    • jenna
      May 5, 2009 at 6:38 pm


      These were Kingfish…it was my first time eating that type of fish and to be honest, I prefer salmon or tuna!

  • janetha
    May 5, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    WOW that fish burrito looks like HEAVEN!!!