Hello, Sunday!

Happy Sunday!

Since I got home so late from dinner last night (midnight!), I slept in till 8:00 this morning. It felt great although I do seem to have a little headache from all that great red wine I had last night! I’m such a lightweight…I probably only had about 2 full glasses (one 3-ounce pour to start off with then Kate, Ashley and I split a bottle at dinner)….but 2 glasses is enough to make me feel not my best the next morning. I’m going to try to go on a run in a little bit and clear my head.

For breakfast I just made 1.5 packets of Nature’s Path oatmeal with almond milk, a banana and hot decaf English Breakfast tea. I brought Ryan the raisin muffins I made last week at school and froze and he LOVES them! He already ate three of them! So that’s what he’ll be eating for breakfast when he wakes up! I tried one and they are pretty tasty actually…for having raisins in them! I’m not a huge raisin fan. Anyways, Ryan and I had planned to go out on the boat all day…do some fishing, get some sun, play some music…and just relax. I’m sure we will just be grabbing sandwiches for lunch to take with us and then we are eating dinner tonight at his parent’s house. Not too bad for a Sunday!


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  • nicole
    March 2, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    What a fun day planned!! I’m jealous! Anyway, I have two quick questions…I want to make an olive oil cake but my roommate and I will be the only ones eating on it (more than likely), so will the recipe work if it’s just cut in half? Also, could I use whole wheat flour?
    Thanks for everything! Have fun today!

  • Mel H
    March 2, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    I am so jealous of your day Jenna!! I just took a walk outside bc it’s warm today (40 whole degrees!! whoo hoo!!) and i’m about to go to church and lunch with my family!! have a great day – btw your dinner looked so fun!! p.s. I made shrimp gumbo Friday night with was soo good! jenna- it sounded right up your alley!

  • Ryane
    March 2, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Hey Nicole – I just halved the olive oil cake recipe when I made it and I think it turned out fine. I also baked it in a loaf-shaped pan! I only mention that, because I think it kept us from cutting large slices and you definitely don’t need a lot to really enjoy it!

  • VeggieGirl
    March 2, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    So glad that the first meeting of your dinner club was a success!! And I’m glad that you let yourself sleep in this morning, since you had a late night :0)

    No surprise that Ryan loves the raisin muffins – they sound so scrumptious!!

    Enjoy the fabulous Sunday that you have planned!!

  • nicole
    March 2, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    thanks Ryane!

  • Betsy
    March 2, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    I am such a lightweight too-I had a glass of wine and 1 beer last night and I was beyond tipsy…

    I can’t stand raisins in baked goods, i always pick them out!

    Enjoy your Sunday! Hope you’re enjoying good weather down in florida!

  • Ashley
    March 2, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Wow Jenna that sounds like such a great day! Have fun!

  • Emma
    March 2, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    just posting this link on hemp products, since I know you have begun to really enjoy them!

  • Kath
    March 2, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    I’m so jealous of your 80* weather and afternoon of boating!!!

  • Sarah C
    March 2, 2008 at 8:33 pm


    I just went to this awesome little vegan cafe off Colonial and Thorton Ave (I dont know how well you know Orlando, but thats pretty close to down town, near little Vietnam and the Public Library). Its called the Dandelion Cafe, and it was sooo good!

    I had the Giddyup wrap…it was so good! and their hummus was to die for! You should definitely give it a try!

  • Nadia
    March 2, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    so i finally went to my first bikram yoga class this morning and LOVED it. I’m sure I wasn’t doing the poses perfectly since this was my first time doing yoga ever but still it felt like a great workout. I even purchased 10 more classes! I do have a question though for anyone who knows…I used to run track (long-distance) and had to stop because of a really bad hamstring injury. I went through 6 months of physical therapy but my legs are just not as strong as they used to be which I noticed today esp. while doing some of the yoga poses. Are there any exercises I could do on my own to help strengthen my upper legs? I usually just do cardio at the gym so am lost as far as what machines to use. Also, was wondering if doing bikram yoga twice a week is sufficient to help tone and increase flexibility. Thanks for any advice!

  • Annie
    March 2, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Hey everyone, I was jus wondering if anyone knew the recipe for the chickpea cutlets? I bought the vital wheat gluten hoping to make them, but now cant find the recipe…Thanks!

  • Annie
    March 2, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Actually, nevermind I just found it!

  • Emily W.
    March 2, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    I just made the vegan choc. chip cookies with oil and they came out great! YUM!

  • Janna
    March 2, 2008 at 10:21 pm


    The two best exercises you can do for your legs are lunges and squats. I like to do lunges holding 5 lb weights and usually walk the distance of a room about 3 times. I do squats with a 10 lb body bar stacked on my shoulders but you will benefit from just doing squats without weight also. Hope that helped!

  • Emily W.
    March 2, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Does anyone have any good recommendations for a reliable/interesting nutrition-related book?

  • Kristin
    March 3, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Eat, Drink and Be Healthy is the Harvard Medical School Guide… It’s fantastic for real nutrition advice.
    Personally, I love the interesting facts and entertaining vernacular in Skinny Bitch (of course it IS a vegan geared book, so I say take the good info and do with it as you please).
    If you’re looking for some real-life application of nutritious living techniques, French Women Don’t Get Fat is one of my favorites as well.
    The Volumetrics Eating Plan is a fantastic plan that teaches you how to choose larger volumes of healthier, nutrient-dense foods than trying to live off of tiny, unreasonable portions of energy-dense and not as nutrient rich foods (aka eat more, stay healthy!)
    Hope one of these strikes your fancy!

  • Emily W.
    March 3, 2008 at 2:01 am

    Wow! I think I am going to be losing about 50 bucks really soon……They all sound great! Thanks!

  • Serena
    March 3, 2008 at 2:06 am

    I do think Bikram is good for toning and that your legs will get stronger as you keep doing the poses. I also suggest pilates as a great way to stengthen and stretch your hamstrings. I take pilates classes on the reformer and have noticed a significant improvement in my formerly weak/tight hamstrings from running. Pilates is great because you really target movement of specific muscle groups, giving them each a chance to work, unlike in “real life” where the stronger/bigger muscles groups do the majority of the work. Just a suggestion, although I do think you’ll find after those 10 classes that you feel much better about your bikram skills!! 🙂

  • rachel
    March 3, 2008 at 2:24 am


    i asked you a week or so ago about your protein intake as a vegetarian. i have always wondered i got enough when i was mostly veg. in college. i entered my meals into fitday (from todays meals–a vegetarian, not vegan, day of eating). to my suprise, i consumed 62 grams of protein! without eating any meat. most of this came from whole grains, a black bean burger, and some skim milk (addl. from pb and almonds)

    that makes for a good argument against people who think we need meat for protein!

  • Romina
    March 3, 2008 at 2:32 am

    Yum!! Oatmeal is becoming a favorite of mine thanks to your beautiful pictures.

  • Danielle
    March 3, 2008 at 3:20 am

    how much oatmeal and cereal do you usually eat? 1 cup dry?

  • jenna
    March 3, 2008 at 9:11 pm


    I eat 1/2 cup dry oats (or 1/4 cup for steel cut bc that is the serving size) and for cereal it depends on the variety I’m eating. The Ezekiel cereal is especially filling, so I find 1/2 cup (the serving size) fills me up plenty. I usually have a cup though if its anything else.


    I’ve heard that place is fabulous! I NEED to get over there! I’ve been staring at the menu online for weeks now!!!! 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll get that wrap when I finally make it over there!