French Toast Of Your Dreams

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Oh my goodness, I just made the best french toast of my entire life. The recipe from from “Skinny Bitch in the Kitch” and it was Pecan-encrusted French Toast, but instead of pecans I used walnuts and it was marvelous…simply marvelous. I took pleasure in every single nutty, maple-syrupy bite and scraped my plate clean. Amazing. I also had an Amy’s breakfast patty and an orange on the side. How’s that for morning fuel? Def. should get me through my 10:30 yoga class, that’s for sure!


I got a 96% on my Practical last night! It’s def. getting easier as I become more accustomed to the laminated doughs process. This isn’t my favorite class (who likes to be up to their fists in butter?) but I’m def. learning a lot of technique.

Plans for today include yoga, grocery shop and work. I’ll be going home in the morning for Easter but rushing back here Monday morning to go to work. The other day hostess at the restaurant left so now I have more of a full time job during the week. No more laying by the pool and baking….I’ll be at work everyday from 10-4. That means my dinners are going to have to be sometimes more simple—I’ll def. be looking at recipes that take 30 minutes or less to prepare. I’ll have to get creative!

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  • Melissa
    March 22, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Hey Jenna!

    Yoga question for you. A lot of the studios I go to say not to eat 2 hours before class. What’s your take on this?

  • jenna
    March 22, 2008 at 1:08 pm


    I think that’s a good idea because it allows time for your food to digest. If you can eat a meal comfortably an hour before and be fine doing all the twists and turns you are fine though. its just to give digestion time.

  • Beth
    March 22, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Jenna, would you mind taking a pic of your groceries and fridge, it’s always helpful to see how others organize stuff (a lot of us seem new to all this and learn so much from you!)

  • Susan
    March 22, 2008 at 1:19 pm


    I don’t think you saw this on a previous post but thanks for the advice about the sphinx, etc. I have poor posture (hunch over) and studying most of the day on a computer doesn’t help. I am trying to improve it, that’s why I was doing the cobra and upward dog. Are those the right postures to improve the upper back is that mostly lower back? Any upper back moves you recommend? Thanks again.

  • Ellie
    March 22, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Jenna, that French toast looks delicious. But then again, anything with walnuts on it is typically delicious!

    Have a great Saturday πŸ™‚

  • Betsy
    March 22, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    nice job!!! 96% is something to be pretty darn proud of!!

    so, i totally saw the oprah yesterday too!! It was the first oprah I’ve seen in months, and I was at my friend’s house and we just started watching it and couldn’t turn it off! I was supposed leave at 4:30 but couldn’t drag myself out till the end. We just kept looking at each other in shock…fascinating!

    french toast is something that has always looked amazing to me, but i’ve NEVER liked it. Am I the only one??? Sometimes, I think I am.

  • Romina
    March 22, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Delicious!! Would you recommend Skinny Bitch in the Kitch?? I hear it relies too much on faux meats.

    Congratulations on getting 96% on your practical!

  • nicole r.
    March 22, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Hey susan–
    Sorry you’re right, didn’t see your post. A lot of bad posture has to do with an inflexible spine and weaker back muscles–not to indicate one being out of shape, just getting used to hunching and collapsing. First I’d say that you should do some strength training at the gym for your shoulder muscles and lats especially as this will help pull you upright. Cobra series poses and up dog are good for back flexibility and will help as well. Also lots of down dogs and extended puppy poses–for info on how to perform these properly, check out Do you practice on your own or at a studio? If you are new to yoga I do NOT suggest practicing on your own especially if you have a goal in mind like changing your posture. You can’t be sure your form is correct, and you could end up doing more harm than good, which isn’t good!! Hope that helped & good luck!

  • Courtney
    March 22, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    The latest issue of Women’s Health has an article about meals that typically take 30 minutes or less. The meals include black bean quesadillas, salads, turkey meatball pitas, asian chicken noodle soup, indian marsala, etc. While some of them have meat and cheese, they could easily become veganized. I just got a job where I’ll start working almost directly after class and will come home at almost 11 pm, so these meals will be helpful! It’s definitely worth checking out!

  • Andrea
    March 22, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Any insomnia sufferers with tips? Thanks!

  • erica
    March 22, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    That french toast looks divine! I’ll have to try it sometime or another.

    Congrats on the 96 jenna, you definitely deserve it!

  • ibex hk
    March 22, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    holy yum! what a delish breakie:) Congrats on the practical and the new “full-time”-ness of the job…more $$ for groceries, haha that always gets me excited!

    have a great weekend~

  • Cara
    March 22, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Oh man that looks like great french toast. You make me want to go out and buy the cookbooks. πŸ™‚

  • Susan
    March 22, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Thanks Nicole!

  • Caroline
    March 22, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Hi, Jenna! What do you think of Skinny Bitch in the Kitch? Have you tried any of the other recipes? I have heard mixed reviews, but I am considering buying it the next time I make an Amazon purchase…I would love to hear what you think!

  • Julz
    March 22, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Congrats on your Practical Jenna! Oh I looove Skinny Bitch in the Kitch! I’m not vegan, nor am I a vegetarian and I still think it’s fabulous…those girls are SO funny too πŸ™‚ And your French Toast looks So yummy…I just bought cinnamon raisin Ezekiel and am SO excited to make French Toast with it! Have a wonderful saturday πŸ™‚

  • Hayley
    March 22, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    I don’t ever comment on you blog and I have no idea why because everything you make always looks SO yummy!!! The French toast is definitely making my mouth water. Do you think you’ll be posting the recipe?

  • polly
    March 22, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Hi Jenna! I am not sure I’ve posted before, but I love your blog! I teach yoga and I love that you love it! I got to do the entire Primary Ashtanga series with David Swenson a few weeks back in Michigan. Wow! I am learning as I go, but after 3 years of yoga… my arms are still a shakin’ in chaturangas after a gazillion of them in that kind of class! πŸ™‚

    I love the french toast recipe. Could you post it? I love Ezekiel bread too. I even have my own french toast recipe on my blog where I use almond milk! It’s yummy! (no dairy for me) I am not a vegetarian or vegan, but I love your meals and how much ZEST you have for life!

    You can “meet” me on my blog if you like! πŸ™‚


  • Vegan_noodle
    March 22, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Why have I not made that french toast yet? My skinny bitch in the kitch is definitely underused right now, I need to change that…

    And wow, a pastry chef!! That sounds like so much fun. and congrats on the good grades! Do ou find you can use vegan ingredients for most things they teach you? I have thought about going to school for that but am afriad I would be inundated with eggs and butter and milk….

  • jenna
    March 22, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Romina and Caroline,

    I love skinny bitch because its just so damn funny! Seriously, these girls are hysterical. I wasn’t sure if the food was going to be all that good but it really is….there is a lot of mock meats but its more like stuff with tofu…not highly processed stuff. I made the “chicken” salad before and it rocked my world. I loved it so much I made it for my parents and my dad said it was one of the best chicken salads he has ever had. And the french toast is amazing..its not my favorite cookbook or anything but its super entertaining and pretty tasty from what I had made so far!!


    Thanks! I’ll def. check that out!

    Hayley and Polly,

    i can’t post the recipe because its copyrighted (skinny bitch in the kitch). It was SO good though and I think that one recipe alone was worth the 15 bucks or whatever I paid for the book!!!