Breakfast/ Lunch

Food of the Stars

Happy Monday!

Surprisingly enough, I actually felt asleep at 8:30 last night and had a really good night’s sleep until the alarm buzzed at 3. Well, as good as a night’s sleep as you can have I guess. Could my body finally be adjusting?! When I woke up I had a bite of this bar before heading into work and I finished it around 5:00:


I’m not a huge fan of Luna Bars but I liked this one better than the original kind. Something to do with the texture maybe…it was definitely chewier than your usual luna! I would buy it again.

And then for breakfast I had the usual—1/2 cup oat bran with 1 cup skim, 1 spoonful pumpkin seed butter and a variety of my fresh new spices.


I tried this cinnamon:


It was good! Very “cinnamony!” I also got a Vietnamese Cinnamon in my set but that cinnamon said it was best used for baking purposes.

I also had a starfruit with breakfast!



I think someone asked me about it yesterday—I bought two at Greenwise because they were on sale 2 for $3. I grew up eating starfuit…my mom would always buy it for my brother and I for a special treat and I just love it. Its so fresh and tropical! However, its also incredibly expensive so usually I wouldn’t be able to afford it. I think this is the first starfruit I’ve eaten in about 5 years! So delicious though….if you see them on sale, definitely buy!

I met Ryan and Erin for lunch at Greenwise after I got off work at 12:30. They obviously didn’t have to work today so they were free for lunch! I got a large cup of chicken tortilla soup:


And a mixture of the greek salad with salmon (YUM) and the roasted buffalo mozzarella salad. Both were to die for!!!


I think I’m about to do some yoga right now…..just a download because all the classes at the studio are too late for me now on workdays 🙁 . Oh well, yoga at home is better than no yoga at all!

See you for dinner!

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  • kim
    January 19, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Glad your first day went so well! But you didn’t drink your hot tea in the morning. 🙁

    • jenna
      January 19, 2009 at 1:51 pm


      I usually drink hot water with lemon going to work but we are out of lemons…but I did drink my tea AT work. I always do, I guess I just sometimes forget to mention it!

  • Julie
    January 19, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    I grew up in West Palm Beach, FL and our house had a starfruit tree in the backyard!! I loved them too!! But, now I’m in Wisconsin (also a fan of Penzey’s spices!), and they are much too expensive….I didn’t know how lucky I was back when I was 8! 🙂 have a good day!

  • kim
    January 19, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks Jenna. Just thought it would be a nice reminder. 🙂 I wonder if tea with lemon works for a sore throat as well. Think all this snow is making me a little sick. 🙁

  • Ashley
    January 19, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    glad you had a good day at work! that star fruit looks amazing! i’ve never tried one before, now you have me intrigued 🙂 i downloaded the link you sent for the 70 minute yoga download, and i’m goign to do it tonight! thanks for the suggestion!

  • Julie
    January 19, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    I’m glad you got a good nights sleep! Your body must be adjusting.
    Are star fruit in season? I had one a while ago and it was kind of bland…what are they supposed to taste like?

  • Moran
    January 19, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    OMG I have never heard/seen starfruit in my life! Well, I guess we just don’t have it where I come from! Is it like pineapple???

  • kristi
    January 19, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    The soup and salads sound sooooo good! Glad you’re finally adjusting!

  • VeggieGirl
    January 19, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Lovely cinnamon spice variety, starfruit, and Greenwise lunch!!

    “yoga at home is better than no yoga at all!”

    Amen to that!! Enjoy 🙂

  • Mel
    January 19, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I love both of the cinnamons that you have from Penzey’s. They are so good, the Vietnamese is definitely much better for baking!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    January 19, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    I love Starfruit and have been wanting to buy one to share with the girls (I think they would get a kick out of if), but they are $2 each here! Yikers!

    I love Vietnamese cinnamon, in baking, on oats, anything!!! You can’t go wrong with good spices!

    Yoga at home is all I can do, and it works for me! Have fun.

  • Nicole
    January 19, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    I’ve never had a star fruit before!

  • K
    January 19, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Oooh – that cinnamon sounds perfect!! Glad to hear you’re starting to adjust to the schedule!

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    January 19, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    what a fun variety of cinnamon … i can’t wait to see how the other spices work their way into your meals! congrats on the sleep success last night. i hope it continues!

  • polly
    January 19, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Yay for yoga at home! It can be quite fun, all warm and well shoot, you can do it in your jammies! Enjoy the day, so happy you had a great start, sweetness!!! How fun to have lunch with R and E, too!

  • Victoria
    January 19, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Hmm, can you just eat the whole starfruit? Do you cut off skin or anything? I see them all the time, but I never really knew what they are or how to eat them.

  • Melinda
    January 19, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    yummm STARFRUIT!! i love the crispness of it! Glad to see you’re adjusting to your job, and kudos for finding a way to do yoga! have a great day 🙂

  • tiffany
    January 19, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Starfruit! I love that stuff, haven’t had it in years! My mom used to feed that to me when I was little too, but usually as a “sick” treat. hahah

  • Shelby
    January 19, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I’ve never tried starfruit before but it looks absolutely delicious!!!

  • Ryan
    January 19, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Aww, your starfruit are so cute! 🙂 Hope your yoga session went well at home!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    January 19, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Glad you liked the Luna bar! I haven’t tried that Vanilla Almond flavor, but the Strawberry Luna Sunrise is really good!

    The Starfruit looks so pretty!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    January 19, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I’ve never had starfruit but that looks soo good and refreshing! Glad to hear you’re adjusting 🙂

  • Sharon
    January 19, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I think I am the only one in my family that actually doesn’t like starfruit. LOL. I am not sure why. Haha! Anyways, great eats for the day. That Luna bar is interesting – never seen it in Canada!

  • Ellie
    January 19, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    This is an incredibly random comment, but I notice that you’ve been packing the pumpkin butter/peanut butter/whatever in a mini Tupperware. I keep on thinking “what a pain to wash” (the downside of packing a lunch!). Have you considered, or ever tried, packing it on the spoon, with the end of the spoon wrapped in a plastic bag or Saran Wrap? You could even rinse out the bag to reuse it. and I assume you’re packing a spoon anyway. I think it would work better for peanut/almond butter than pumpkin butter but would work out pretty well otherwise. I despise washing Tupperware out, so that’s my random suggestion!

  • brandi
    January 19, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    I haven’t had starfruit in years! Now I want some 🙂

    glad you got a good night of sleep – those salads look awesome, too.

  • Treasa
    January 20, 2009 at 7:53 am


    Where did you get that cute thermos? I have two daughters that would go crazy over it…..:)