Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

Food Coma

Hi guys!

I’m glad you enjoyed my “wine history” post. Tomorrow I will being our five day “Wine 101” class with a “lecture” on white wine. Hehe 😉 In all honesty though, what are some things you would like me to address during the next five days? I’m down for whatever–this should be fun!

This morning I had an AWESOME run. Short, sweet and to the point, I ran two miles at an 8:40 pace on the treadmill and it felt awesome. I had so much energy I could have cranked the speed up even more (must have been the extra sleep) but I didn’t want to re-injure myself so I kept it easy.

Afterwards I stretched and refueled with a half serving of EAS Myoplex.

I was sent this sample to review for the blog and even though its not something I normally drink, I agreed because I like to try new things! EAS Myoplex contains 25 grams of protein and is naturally and artificially flavored. Ingredients include a lot of things I can’t pronounce. Did it taste good? Yes! It tasted like liquid marshmallows—my sweet tooth was happy! 🙂 Would I buy it again? No. While this might work for some people, it tasted a bit too artificial for my tastes.
When I was in college I drank a TON of these protein drinks but I just feel like I’ve come pretty far in my understanding of nutrition and food in the past few years and I really just don’t like to put things in my body that are artificial and, err, fake. They taste good going down but they leave a bad aftertaste in my mouth that could only come from fake sugar. I’m VERY sensitive to sucralose (the third ingredient listed) and while this didn’t give me a migraine, I actually do have a dull headache right now that I can’t shake. However, Ryan LOVED this stuff so who am I to say! 😉
Not very long after I made lunch because I was starving!

This is a Morningstar farms black bean burger on Ezekiel bread with red onion, spinach, aged cheddar cheese and all natural ketchup. Aaaaamazing! On the side, I had sugar-free raspberry acai applesauce!

We laid out all afternoon by the pool and I skimmed through my “California Wine For Dummies” book (lol) in the sunshine. Snack was a half cup of whipped cottage cheese with organic canned pears and 2 tbsp MixMyGranola!

Cocktail hour with my last glass of Murphy-Gooooooode

And then tonight was pizza night!!!!!! We picked up Greenwise pizza and it.was.awesome. Ryan and I both were in pizza heaven!


I got a small pizza with goat cheese and mixed veggies—heaven!

I polished off half….gotta save some for tomorrow! 😉 I loved the HUGE pillows of goat cheese!!!!
Dessert was two extra dark chocolate Le Petit Ecolier cookies. I adore these.
I’m in a food coma right now but it was worth it! 😉
Time for bed….gotta stock up on my zzzz’s this week!

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  • Still Life in South America
    July 12, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Wow, that black bean burger sandwich looks dangerously awesome. I am a sucker for aged cheddar cheese.

    Since you are a food guru, I would be interested in hearing some of your expertise on wine pairings, particularly vegetarian suggestions (for selfish reasons). 😀

    Wishing you an awesome Monday!

  • Crunchy Granola Gal
    July 12, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    is there a specific brand of aged cheddar that you buy? i am trying to broaden my cheese horizon! hah.

    oh, and goat cheese on pizza = heaven.

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    July 12, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Mmmmmmmmmmm Goat cheese pizza. Delicious!!!

    Can’t wait to hear all your wine advice…since I’m newly 21 I’m embarassingly clueless!

    Glad you had a great (and DELICIOUS) day!

    Sleep well!

  • Help Meghan Run
    July 12, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Man that sandwich looks delish! I am loving black bean burgers right now.

  • Julia
    July 12, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I’m so excited for you post on white wine. I prefer white wines and roses, so I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about them.
    I would also love to hear about some of your favorite wine pairings and your favorite choices of red wines. I’m always reluctant to try red wines because they are often too heavy for me and leave me with a headache, but I’m always open to try new ones especially paired with a particular dish or type of food!

  • Erica
    July 12, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Sounds like a fabulous day overall! Is that Greenwise pizza from publix????? It looks incredible

  • Maria
    July 12, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Yeah, I totally understand. I can’t stomach artificial sugars and foods anymore either. Not good for the tummy!

    Ooooh that sandwich look ah-mazing!!! If only I could recreate it at home with some Wisconsin cheese 😉

    Pizza looks absolutely delicious as well, as always. Love all your glorious toppings!! Haha, can’t say the same for Ryans.

  • Jocelyn@ProjectBWord
    July 12, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Oh my..that pizza looks extremely yumm! Gotta love the goat cheese pillowy blobs! 🙂 Hope you enjoyed cocktail hour!

  • taybero
    July 12, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I drink a lot of protein shakes – Muscle Milk light, usually. Could this be causing acne? It seems the older I get and the more I work out, the more I break out. Your blog has inspired me to eat/drink more of the Goode stuff! 😉

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    July 12, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Ok, I just have to say that the sandwich looks AMAZING! Wow, for such an easy lunch, you sure know how to make it look delicious. 🙂

    Can’t wait to hear your post on the white wine… should be fun!

  • Emily (A Nutritionist Eats)
    July 12, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Yum that pizza looks so good!

  • Aoife
    July 12, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    I would love to now more about storing wine,
    -how long should opened wine be kept?
    -people these days seem to say red wine should be refrigerated which seems weird to me?
    -do you think it really matters what type of wineglass/shape one serves white vs red in?Some swear it does!
    -One summer I was given a glass of red wine mixed with gingerale and it was …delicious?Have you ever tries this or other combos?
    -white or red with sushi?
    -any advice re cooking with wine…should we stick with cheap cooking wine?
    And finally just a comment-my friends had a FANTASTIC wine party some of you may want to try.They asked everyone to bring an inexpensive wine that they really like to the party along with a cheese that you feel goes well with it.At the party they had little signs on the walls in diff corners with the country/flag .It was so fun,esp all the amazing diff nationalities and types of cheeses people brought.
    Cheers all!Sante!!

  • Rebecca
    July 12, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Your pizza pictures always put me in the mood for pizza! Glad you had a nice, relaxing Sunday! 🙂

  • Brynne
    July 12, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Yum I LOVE Le Petit Ecolier cookies! Especially the ones with hazelnut.

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    July 12, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I love the dark chocolate Le Petit Ecolier cookies! So satisfying.

    I’d be interested on a post about pairing wine with food – I’m clueless in that area!

  • Mandy A
    July 12, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    YUM… lunch looks SO good!!
    Out of all the things I have tried… I have never been brave enough to have goat cheese on my pizza. Why? I don’t know.. but it always looks so yummy!!!

  • Meg C.
    July 12, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    hahah that pic of ryan with the pizza reminds me of that little caeser’s guy in the commercial who goes PIZZA PIZZA!! haha. looks like he was excited for the pizza !

  • Mara @ What's for Dinner?
    July 12, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I’m excited to see what’s to come re: wine!

  • Shelly
    July 12, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Since you’ve had the pleasure of drinking wine in France,can you do a post on French wine? I still get confused by their naming conventions!! I kind of understand Burgundy vs. Bordeaux but the nuances of French wine still pretty much escape me. I often avoid it, although I love it when someone tells me what to get, b/c I am not sure of what kind of wine I’m getting! Thanks!

  • Ashley
    July 12, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Le petit ecolier cookies are one of my favorite treats! Like others have said, I’d like to learn more about food and wine pairings – definitely clueless in that area.

  • Tay
    July 12, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Wow does that pizza look amazing, or what?! Glad you had a great run! I’m so happy your progress is coming along quite nicely 🙂

  • Amanda
    July 12, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Hey Jenna! I definitely have an interest in wine, but I find that every time I go to buy some, I fall back on what I know because I am afraid of not liking something! Maybe at the end of each of your posts, you could include a few of your favorites (including one for the budget-conscious folk!), whether it be the post about white, red, from a certain region, etc. THANKS!

  • andrea.
    July 12, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    I love wine, so I can’t wait for your ‘lessons’! LOL I’m a bit addicted to buying dishes and glassware, so I have tonnes of wine glasses in different shapes / sizes, I’m curious to know what you think about whether those kinds of things really make a difference. (Well, I know they do somewhat, because of how they hold — or don’t hold — the tannins, but I wonder about these wine glasses that are, say, made specifically for a shiraz, or whatever. Like, really?)

    Also, as someone else mentioned, I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on pairings with food. Like, is there really a wine that works well with pizza? What kind of food would you pair with a nice rose or zinfandel wine? etc.

    PS: Your bean burger looks so delish! YUMMMM.

  • MarathonVal
    July 12, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Yum, goat cheese on pizza has always been one of my favorite toppings!! I look forward to your white wine posting – although I always feel slightly “less cultured” when I say that I prefer white wines to red, I feel like it makes me sound so girly and young and inexperienced that I prefer the white to the more mature reds!

  • Caroline
    July 13, 2009 at 12:06 am

    What a perfect burger! Everything on it sounds divine!

  • TorontoGirloutWest
    July 13, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Pinot Grigio is my fav. white wine!!!!

    I guess I’d love to know your recommendations for good food/wine combinations. SVP! 😛

  • Jessica
    July 13, 2009 at 1:04 am

    holy pizza yum!
    love the underarmour shirt, so cute!

    and I want your zebra scarf, i love zebra print!!! WHERE did you get it?!??

  • Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write
    July 13, 2009 at 1:26 am

    ha ha I’m loving the scarf. I agree on those shakes. These taste good, but at what cost? It freaks me out when I can’t pronounce what I’m putting in my body.

  • Ali
    July 13, 2009 at 1:52 am

    Thanks for doing the wine posts!
    I’d like to know when a wine is no longer good to drink. I open a bottle and I never know when I should toss it. Thanks!

  • bibixs
    July 13, 2009 at 2:17 am

    That pizza looks so good!!
    hey jenna, any tips for losing the last 10 pounds?
    i’m kindda stuck :S

  • bibixs
    July 13, 2009 at 2:18 am

    ammm, my question has nothing to do with wine sorry, feel fee to ignore it 😛

  • VeganTickles
    July 13, 2009 at 2:58 am

    I’ve noticed that you seem to get alot of headaches and migraines. I also use to get them and since I started using a nightguard, as recommended by my awesome dentist, I stopped getting them. I have TMJ, which basically means that I grind my teeth and clench my jaw in my sleep. When I first went to my initial consultation, my dentist was examining my jaw and felt a popping sound everything time I bite down. Then she asked if I ever woke up with headaches or if I ever just suddenly got a headache in the middle of the day for no reason at all. I was shocked when she asked that because I thought that I just had to go thru life with them. Them she explained TMJ to me and fitted me for a nightguard. I’m glad to say that I’ve been using it for a year and have had about 4 headaches since. And that was only because I was lazy and chose not to use it those nights. So, if you haven’t already tried a nightguard, I would recommended seeing your dentist ASAP. Good luck!

  • jen
    July 13, 2009 at 3:00 am

    i’m looking forward to reading about white wines and light reds. as a ‘big red’ kind of girl, i don’t have much experience in those areas and i’m interested in expanding my repertoire! enjoy your time in sonoma; i was born and raised in northern california and miss it like crazy! hope you like my home state. 🙂

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    July 13, 2009 at 5:42 am

    I am also interested to know about wine storage after it is open. My problem is that my husband is a total non drinker except a random sip every now and then, he does not like the taste, so when I open a bottle, it ends up going bad before I can use it. And the special wine glasses is a nice topic, too. I think white wine glasses are prettiest 😀 but should I really be serving everything in them?

    Oh, and, that pizza looks amazing!

  • Shannon (the daily balance)
    July 13, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Pizza and chocalate?? Can’t think of a better way to end the weekend!! 😉

  • Ada
    July 13, 2009 at 7:04 am

    I agree with you on the protein shakes, I’m not a big fan. That pizza looks incredible, I love all the veggies on it:)

  • simpledaisy
    July 13, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Hi there..
    I definately run & ride my bike as much as do so that I can enjoy lots of wine, dark chocolate and pizza!!!
    I love goat chees on my pizza…yum…yum! I saw your video on Murphy-Goode….
    I am voting for you… was great!!

  • Lauren
    July 13, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Goat cheese and veggie pizza is probably one of the world’s best foods! I made this last week and almost went into a food coma myself. I added spicy hummus on top of my slice and OMG Jenna, it was TO DIE FOR! You must try this with your leftovers. 😉

    Have a wonderful Monday girl!

  • rachel
    July 13, 2009 at 8:01 am

    that pizza looks delicious. i made some last night and didn’t have many interesting ingredients, so i tried some of the friendship whipped cottage cheese on top (just dollops of it as would if using ricotta). it was actually really good! you might like it.

  • Jenna
    July 13, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Ava my little girl adores these cookies as well!! 🙂 I told her they were little school boy cookies and she will chomp their heads off and giggle saying I ate the school boys head!! 🙂 She loves dark chocolate! its so funny because she’s only 4 and loves dark chocolate and sushi (california/veggie rolls).

  • Stacy (Eating To Live Love Laugh Tri)
    July 13, 2009 at 9:01 am

    I love your scarf. You look fabulous!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    July 13, 2009 at 9:05 am

    It was pizza night for us too!! And I’m pretty sure if my boyfriend Mike had chosen the pizza and not me, his would look just like Ryan’s. Haha.

  • Marcia
    July 13, 2009 at 10:58 am


    That sandwich looks amazing – I’m making up a batch of pinto burgers tonight in fact.

    And veggie and goat cheese pizza is the best…thing…ever.

  • Fitzalan
    July 13, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I adore the zebra print scarf!

    Happiness Awaits

  • Chloe
    July 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I agree with other commenters, wine pairings would be an awesome post since I only know that red goes with meat and white usually goes with seafood and chicken. Other than that, I’m at a loss for what to accompany my meal.

    Can’t wait for wine week!

  • Kelly
    July 13, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I would also avoid the Morningstar brand as it is full of gmo-s! =( Possibly just as bad as sucralose fake sugar! Check this out:—shopping-lists-and-tips

  • Jennifer
    July 15, 2009 at 9:14 am

    i love petit ecolier cookies! i used to eat tons of these when i lived in France! yum!

  • AK
    September 6, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    I actually bought dark chocolate le petit cookies today and they are soo yummy! my first time trying them. pretty pricey for one box…almost $5 but they were on sale so i got two for the price of one! 🙂