Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Getting Grounded

Hello 🙂

I just got back from a 90 minute hot power flow yoga class and I’m just a big, open ball of love (and sweat) right now as a result. Looots of heart openers, back bends and chatarungas….I think I FINALLY found a studio that I love here in California and I’m asking for classes from Santa ;). I miss my home studio sooo much and nothing compares, but I think this place might grow on me.

When I got home from yoga I was half starved and threw together a monster salad for lunch—


I used spinach, leftover kabocha, cucumber, red bell pepper, a falaful sunshine burger, hummus and hot sauce.

With half a mango on the side—


+ double bergamot tea 🙂


Time to crack down on writing! There’s a potential tofu party at Hardy’s tonight…stay tuned!

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  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    December 14, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    I love the way you put salads together that look amazing…any tips on grocery shopping for things that could work to just go in a huge salad? Always looking for ideas 🙂

  • Liz
    December 14, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    I used to eat at least a mango everyday when I was young. I swear I rarely get sick because of it! So delish!

  • Evan Thomas
    December 14, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Lol, I’ve never heard of a tofu party, that’ll be something to look out for

  • amber
    December 14, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Yumm! OKay I guess I need to go make myself some lunch! Glad you found a yoga studio that might work!

  • Chelsea
    December 14, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    I had Kabocha squash last year in my CSA box and didn’t like it. With all your raving, I picked one up at Whole Paycheck and I’ll be trying it soon. Hopefully, it’s better than last years!

  • rungirlrunn
    December 14, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Yum, mango!!

  • christie, honoring health
    December 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Hoooray, I am so glad you found a studio that you like. I recently changed studio’s when i started my yoga teacher training and have fallen in love with a new place. I never thought I would find a place that fit the way my first studio did but now, I truly feel like I have come home.

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    December 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Hot yoga, something I’ve always wanted to try but have never gotten to. Maybe some day!

  • Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats)
    December 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I wanna go to a tofu party!!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    December 14, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    So glad you found a yoga studio you enjoy!

    I always feel better after a good yoga class 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 14, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Tofu party would not be on my list, but I’m sure it will be a blast!!

  • VeggieGirl
    December 14, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Love the tea mug!

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    December 14, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Yoga + tofu…what could be better!

  • Jenna
    December 14, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    tofu party! wow, sounds like fun!

  • Pam
    December 14, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Sounds like fun!


  • Kelly B.
    December 14, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Hey Jenna…will you post your favorite way to prepare kabocha squash? Thanks!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    December 14, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Great looking salad! oh and congrats on finding a good yoga studio 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    December 14, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    That’s great that you found a good yoga studio– it can be pretty hard to find a good one. A “tofu party,” huh? I’m intrigued 🙂

  • Anne
    December 14, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    It is so hard when you find a studio & teacher you love… and then you have to move. I have finally found THE BEST yoga teacher in SF (in my personal opinion). Let me know if you want the details… He is amazing.

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    December 14, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    I still miss my yoga instructor from freshman year of college — and that was almost 6 years ago. Congrats on finding a new place 🙂

  • Ameena
    December 14, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Your salad looks great! Congrats on finding a new yoga place too!

  • amanda
    December 14, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    The mango did look amazing. I am horrible at trying to cut them apart tho. 🙁

  • lz
    December 14, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Jenna, it’s fantastic that you finally found a yoga studio you enjoy! The best yoga studios just give you this sense of reassurance once you walk in the door; it’s incredibly calming. Your hot power class sounds super… backbends are the BEST!

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    December 14, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    You’re convincing me that I need to get back to yoga. Glad you found a studio you like!

  • Meagan
    December 14, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Haha Jenna I don’t think you’ve had a boring dinner yet in Cali. 😀 have fun!!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    December 14, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Yummy looking salad!

  • rebecca lustig
    December 14, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Isn’t hot yoga THE best?!

  • Katie
    December 14, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Mango LOVE!

    Check out my blog – music, food, fitness + giveaways – http://katiechangesforkatie.blogspot.com/

    Happy Monday Night!


  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot)
    December 14, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Looks like a scrumptious lunch!

  • ellen eats beets
    December 14, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    The salad and mango look so refreshing!

  • Mo @MommyRD
    December 14, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I’ve just started doing a hot yoga class that I love. There’s something about the heat that makes it more of an experience than other yoga classes. I felt so cleansed!

  • Shannon
    December 14, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I had to get a kabocha after hearing you talk about it all the time…I just roasted it and man it was so good! Thanks for the new food tip!!

  • Karla
    December 14, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Salad looks yummy!

    Tofu party! Sounds like fun! Can’t wait to see a recap!

  • candice
    December 14, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Your salad looks delicious. Mango is still delicious in California?! Man, I’m jealous!

  • Light Delight with TouTou
    December 14, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Tofu party??/ sounds coool. can’t wait to see the pictures;-D

  • Jil
    December 14, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Your salad looks lovely! And fresh mango…yummm.

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    December 14, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    So happy you found a great yoga place. I feel like that’s the one place you can leave just feeling the weight of the world lifted off your shoulders even if the poses kill sometimes! Speaking of which, I need to hit up yoga this week! 🙂

  • Dad
    December 14, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Santa is coming……..
    Love Dad

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    December 14, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Tofu party! That sounds amazing, and something that’s specifcally foodie oriented. Haha. Have fun lady!

  • Kasey
    December 14, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Your Cali friends seem like so much fun!

  • eatmovelove
    December 14, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Tofu party? Take pics!
    Glad you found a great studio.
    I don’t go to studios often now – expensive(!) and honestly it takes too much – at least a 1/2 hour drive…so I try to do it at home – try being the operative word. Oye – I suck lately :(.
    Your salad looks good – uber duber healthified if you ask me!
    Oh and that’s great that your parents are coming to you – that’s what it’s all about anyhow -family and friends. Cheers girl 🙂
    How are doing with getting the wrting done? Any writer’s block?? Fears? Love to hear about it!

  • Emily L.
    December 14, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    I read an obscene amount of wedding blogs, and it seems like everyone who is gorgeous get’s married in Healdsburg. I keep peaking at the pics of guests, expecting to see you in the background. Spotted any fabulous weddings since you’ve moved?

  • Kristine
    December 14, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    There’s a tofu party at Hardys?! That is pretty much the best thing I have heard all day! YES! 🙂

  • Heather @ Sugar & Spice
    December 14, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    The salad and mango looks so good! Hope the tofu party was fun, let us know how the food was! 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    December 15, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Finding a studio you love is great. I wish I had more options around here. We only have one studio locally and they are okay but not great. I take classes occassionally but usually just end up doing it at home. I miss the studio I went to in Colorado that was awesome.