Goddess Food

Happy Monday!

This morning I started my day with 25 minutes on the elliptical machine while watching the Today show. I had half a banana with almond butter to get my body started, of course, and when I got back inside I had a bowl of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel cereal with the other half of my banana.


I’m excited for lunch today because last night I made something new to have this week in my lunchbox—ED&BV’s Goddess Garbanzos! This recipe was very easy to put together (although next time I think I will only use 2 tbsp and not 3 of the Goddess dressing because it seemed a little wet) and makes enough for 3 sandwiches. I am addicted to this salad dressing by Annie’s Naturals, so this sandwich filling sounds really really yummy. I also packed half of a sliced mango and some peanut butter puffins for a snack later.




I’m sitting on pins and needles waiting to hear from my mom on how my grandfather is doing in surgery. He is going in in about five minutes and the surgery will last until about 1:30. I’m hoping for the best!

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  • hk
    April 21, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    all the best! your garbanzos look like a yummy sandwich fillng, for sure~

  • VeggieGirl
    April 21, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Oooh, I’ve been intrigued by that Goddess Garbanzos recipe, in ED&BV – can’t wait to read how you like them!

    Wishing your grandfather the best, during his surgery – stay strong!!

  • polly
    April 21, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Hi Jenna.
    I am sorta new, but wanted you to know I’m praying for your Grandpa. I love your zest for life and think you are so stinkin cute and love life to the fullest everyday. What a joy! I love bananas and have them everyday, too. ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Romina
    April 21, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Goddess Garbanzos are by far my favorite recipe in ED&BV. I make it allll the time!! It’s the reason I first bought the Goddess Dressing. I recommend it to anyone to make. =) It’s 100 times better than any tuna salad!

  • melissa-little runner
    April 21, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    I will be thinking about your grandfather! He is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • beth
    April 21, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    LOVE PB Puffins!

  • Stacy
    April 21, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Hi Jenna-I’ve been short on blog reading time after a long weekend away last week and then the catch up that happens when you return from a vacation, but I wanted to let you know that I’m sending positive energy to your grandfather today. My grandma actually had open heart surgery 5 years ago and it was thought to be extra difficult because she also has comprised lung capacity, but she made it through with flying colors. Hopefully your grandfather will have the same luck.

    Also, congrats on getting Dexter. He’s adorable and it’s wonderful that you adopted from a shelter.

  • Cara
    April 21, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    I will be making some garbanzo bean mix for sandwiches this week too. Mmm. Never tried the Goddess dressing yet though, but keep hearing about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sandy
    April 21, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Your lunch looks delicious!
    Hang in there w/your Grandpa!

  • Kristin
    April 21, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try that recipe, I can’t wait to see what you think of it!

    Best of luck to your grandfather, I’ll be thinking of him today. =)

  • BethT
    April 21, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    I just bought the goddess dressing from Annie’s — is that the primary ingredient along with garbanzos? I don’t have the book but can throw it together…looks awesome!

  • Ashley H
    April 21, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    We are all here with you Jenna sending your grandfather our strength during his surgery!

  • Alyssa
    April 21, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    I’m thinking and praying for your grandpa! Let us know how things go, we’re here for you!

  • Danielle
    April 21, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    He will definitely be in my thoughts today. Hope everything turns out well!

  • Vegan_Noodle
    April 21, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Hope your grandfather is doing alright!

    I must say, I admire your workout (and blogging) schedule!! I need to get better about both!

  • becky
    April 21, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I’m sending lots of positive energy to your grandfather today! You are doing a great job of staying positive and hopeful.

  • Evey
    April 21, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Yum, your Ezekiel cereal looks delicious.. I might have to give those a try sometime soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Omg, your Goddess Garbanzo Sandwich looks so scrumptiousโ€ฆ I canโ€™t wait til my copy of ED&BV arrives so I can make it.

    I really do hope your grandpa gets better soon, Jenna.. know that he is in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there and think positively. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Enjoy your monday!

  • Betsy
    April 21, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    thinking of you!!!!

    hopefully those pb puffins will help ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Teddy
    April 21, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    peanut butter puffins? i love those!

    did you toast your bread? I always toast if there are possible soggy ingredients involved but I’m really weird about soggy bread lol

    Have a great day!


  • Cassie
    April 21, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    I wish you and your family the best!

    I might buy that cookbook just for that recipe- def looks like something i would enjoy!

    P.S. i bought those veggie chips yesterday from Whole Foods – omg i am in love!

  • Rhodeygirl
    April 21, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    good luck jenna- i don’t know if you’re the praying type, but your grandfather and your family will be in my prayers. wish you all the best

  • babycakes
    April 21, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Jenna, I’ve been sending loving and healing vibes to your grandpa all morning. Sending you lots of hugs and support as well. We are all here for you!

    I love the flax ezekial cereal soaked in hemp milk until it gets nice and soft (banana slices make it even better of course!)

    I also absolutely love garbanzos (I always call them chickpeas because I think that term is so cute!) so your sandwich intrigues me. I have a strong aversion towards any type of salad dressing, so I’m not sure I could do this recipe, but I often make a very similar sandwich – just plain mashed chickpeas on sesame ezekial. I know it sounds plain but I really love it! (that, and hummus of course – I love hummus!) Chickpeas are the best ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you are hanging in there and staying strong. We are all thinking of you!

  • Julz
    April 21, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    We’re all thinking of your grandfather and praying for him!!! So eager to hear how everything goes!! Hope you had a nice weekend!

  • bikergurl
    April 21, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    I know you’ll already know the results once you read this but I wanted to say that I’ve been thinking of you and your family. I hope everything went OK today.

  • Moran
    April 21, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Jenna!
    Keep us posted regarding your grandpa, please!
    I will be praying!

  • Courtney
    April 21, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Your grandfather is in my prayers Jenna! I really hope all goes well!

  • Ashliqua
    April 21, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    I really hope everything goes well and that your grandpa will make a full recovery!

  • nicole r.
    April 21, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    hey jenna–
    i realize this is after the fact, but know that your family and grandpa were in my thoughts all day. not so much religious myself, but working towards buddhism so tried to meditate with that intention included today. hope everything went well…

  • kathy
    April 21, 2008 at 9:22 pm