Holy Salad Batman

Hi guys! Thanks so much for the positive feedback regarding my new little writing gig. I will continue to post a link to the daily articles that I write and I do hope you all will check it out and support me because, well, I get paid based on pageviews so if no one reads what I write, I don’t make any money!

This morning was interesting because I had just started a Dave Farmar power yoga podcast (love him!) and I was about 15 minutes into it when I started to smell something…..odd. Like I had left a candle lit or something but I knew I hadn’t. Something in me told me to stop my vinyasas and poke around the condo. Low and behold, the top to some tupperware had fallen in the dishwasher and was burning up!


I don’t even HAVE to tell you how awful burning plastic smells. Sorry, Ryan! 🙂

So that was interesting and I never did get back on my mat since I was feeling so distracted! Oh well. Instead, I met my mom for lunch at a little greek place in town called Louis Pappas. Pappas is incredibly famous in the Tampa area for their greek salad and rightly so! We both ordered the “baby greek” (the smallest they have) with salmon on it and look at how HUGE it was!


It was delicious though! Layers upon layers of creamy greek potato salad, salty feta, fresh lettuce, beets, kalamata olives and finished off with a single shrimp + salmon for me! I requested the dressing on the side and didn’t really need to use much at all since there was so much going on in the salad already.


Yep, I was in salad heaven! I also had a slice of french bread with pesto


And had water to drink. When I was finished, it looked like I hadn’t even put a dent in the salad but I probably ate about 80% of it!

I had this for dessert!


After lunch we headed over to my brother’s school to donate all his school supplies and books and to pick up his unfinished art work. I still can’t believe that a) he is gone and b) he was an AMAZING artist! He seriously could have probably gone to art school for ceramics and was in AP ceramics this year. I just never knew…I wish I would have……

When I got home it was juice time!


Today’s mix was carrots, kale, ginger, celery, beet and pineapple. YumO! The pineapple made it super sweet 🙂


I’m off to write, clean and then head to my parent’s house to watch Oprah with my mom. Today is the big farewell to Dr. Oz! Love him!

Back to make dinner later….I’m slowly getting used to our 8:00 dinner time but its worth it because then I at least have someone to eat with!

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  • Rachel
    May 12, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    You are just too cute!

    Your lunch looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you got some artwork that you can put up. That would be a wonderful reminder of him.

  • Sarah
    May 12, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    you’re making me want a juicer with all of your tasty looking juice concoctions! I have to keep telling myself that I can’t afford one- oh the torture!!!

  • Amanda
    May 12, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Yum! I went out for Greek food for lunch, too!! How nice of your family to donate your brother’s things to his school. You continue to make a positive different around you! Ever since I started working, I like working out after my day and have been eating dinner at 8:00 or later. I love it, just need a little snack pre-workout!! For one, I think about what I will make while I am running 🙂 and then I don’t get hungry before bed. That’s not to say that I don’t still have something sweet!

  • sara84
    May 12, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    I just wanted to say thank you for answering my PB2 question from yesterday. You have inspired me to order a jar yesterday, and I cant wait to try it with yogurt. Thanks again!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    May 12, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    all of your juices look fantastic!

  • Caroline
    May 12, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Are you wearing the new eyeshadow? because your eye makeup looks gorgeous in that pic of you looking at your food! I have a serious craving for some Greek food now… YUM.

  • katie s
    May 12, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Jenna- I loved your new article and look forward to reading everyday!!! I’m so glad you’re following your true passion and I hope to have the same courage! I have had the same experience with tupperware in the dishwasher… it certainly does stink!!!!

  • Jen
    May 12, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I had no idea AP Ceramics even existed. John was clearly a way talented guy. 🙂

    The salad looks to-die-for, and I hope the tupperware fiasco didn’t ruin any other dishes! And of course, I’ll be clicking every post you write at The Daily Loaf to support you!

  • weight and meditate
    May 12, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Will you display some of John’s pieces in the condo, or are your parents keeping them all?

    Keep telling us when you write The Daily Loaf so we can click on the pages!

    • jenna
      May 12, 2009 at 1:53 pm

      Weight and meditate,

      My parents want them all for the time being but I’m hoping in the future they will let me take something 🙂


      Why, yes, I am! Thank you! My cousin sent me a big shipment of Cover Girl makeup and this is the “urban flatts” eyeshadow set.

  • maggie b
    May 12, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    That juice looks sooo good. I am envious! I am planning on getting a juicer for my birthday in 2 months. Do you recommend the Breville??? and Did they give you the Juicer to keep???

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    May 12, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Yum!! I love Louis Pappas! The greek salads are wonderful. I used to get them all the time and actually haven’t been in quite a while. Need to get back over there.

    What a nice day with Mom. I’m sure it was hard but I know she treasures this time you are spending with her. Just make sure you are taking care of you too =)

    Mmm, I need a juicer.

    Enjoy Oprah!

  • Sammie
    May 12, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    That salad looks delicious. And your juices mixes always sound so tasty.

  • Jenna
    May 12, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Your make-up looks gorgeous Jenna! I love your eyeshadow!

    that salad seriously looks like the best ever! yum! Have fun watching oprah!

  • Kristilyn (The Food Journey)
    May 12, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Jenna, your lunch looks amazing! And your juice does, too. Can you make that without a juicer? And, are you planning at all to post recipes for your juice mixes? I’m eager to try one, but I haven’t got a mixer or a clue how to do it! LOL!

    Good luck with your new gig! I’d love to be able to work from home like that. 🙂


  • Fitzalan
    May 12, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    That is so exciting about the new writing gig!

    Where you able to get your hands on some of John’s ceramic work so that you could keep it? I’d love to see a photo!

    Happiness Awaits

  • Amy
    May 12, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Where is Dr. Oz going? I am not a big Oprah watcher, but i love that guy!

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now
    May 12, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    I can’t wait to keep reading your articles!
    You should put them on your side bar.. they might get some more traffic that way incase some readers missed them in your posts!

    That looks like an AMAZING salad!!

  • brandi
    May 12, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    that salad looks amazing! looks like you had a good time with your mom 🙂

  • Lindsey (fiteats)
    May 12, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Oh my gosh! I hate it when I do that in the dishwasher! And I do it way too often!

  • Samantha
    May 12, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    That’s their SMALLEST salad? OMG! It looks and sounds perfect though. Your green dress is great!

    I need to try beet and kale in some of my juices sometime when I can find the former.

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    May 12, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Mmm…I love when pineapple jumps in my juicer. It makes such a big difference!

    Something melted in our dishwasher too, but I think it was a sippy cup lid. My gosh, it still reeks every time I open it. Good excuse not to do dishes!

  • brianna
    May 12, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Mmm that greek salad looks heavenly! I definitely checked out your new article and will continue to read the rest!

  • K
    May 12, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Oh goodness – that salad sounds amazing!!

    Ew, burnt plastic reeks! Sorry to hear about the accident 🙁

  • Marissa
    May 12, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I love Dr. Oz!

  • Still Life in South America
    May 12, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    “Baby” salad, eh??? Haha.

    Definitely link your daily articles to Eat, Live, Run. I know I’ll be sure to read them.


  • Jess
    May 12, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I love Pappas! My uncle used to take me there all the time as a kid, there is a location here in St. Pete too, which is awesome. Also, I enjoyed your article in CL (plus I am a huge fan of Fage, have been for years!), one my fave places to browse around in my free time. Good luck with the readership, you have me as a devoted reader already.

  • megan
    May 12, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    that salad looks SO great! i am glad you have been enjoying your day, Jenna 🙂

  • LauraECU
    May 12, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    I have a question about coconut water. I just bought one of the bigger cartons, but I noticed that it says that it must be consumed within 2 days of opening. Does it really go bad in 2 days? I don’t think I can drink it all in 2 days. Thanks!

  • Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks
    May 12, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Wow, I want to go to that salad place! Looks fantastic!

  • Cates
    May 12, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    You did a great job on your article! However, I want to comment on the greek yogurt/PB2 “mousse,” which is indeed wonderful, but can also be made with a tablespoon of regular old natural peanut butter (or other nut butter of your choosing).

    The “mousse” is also fantastic mixed with a mashed ripe banana, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and topped with granola (I make my own PB granola, or use Erin Baker’s).

  • Sarah W.
    May 12, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    The same thing happened a few weeks ago to us too with the tupperware falling on the heating element in the dishwasher – another reason why you should run your applicances (dishwasher, washer/dryer) only when somebody is home in case something goes foul.

    I <3 Dr. Oz!!!! I am super excited for his new show, but man am i gonna miss him on Oprah. she and Dr. oz are hiliarious!!!

  • JW
    May 12, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Hey Jenna. Question about your juices. Do you use a juicer or your Vita-Mix? And if you use a juicer, have you ever made juice in a Vita-Mix? I’m thinking about getting the blender and it says you can make juices. THanks girl!

    • jenna
      May 12, 2009 at 5:49 pm


      I use a Breville Fountain Elite Juicer. I’ve tried to juice in my VitaMix and, well, it doesn’t really work that well because you get all the pulp and rind and everything that a real juicer extracts when it juices. Theoretically you CAN make juice in a blender, but it won’t be pure liquid!

  • runeatrepeat
    May 12, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    I love huge salads & salmon! It’s cool you can spend so much time with your mom 🙂

  • Katherine
    May 12, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I’ve not tried it yet but I have an EXTREME craving for waffles topped with yogurt, banana, almond butter, and preserves!!! I keep seeing the photo of yours in my head…it’s like when you get a song stuck in your head and it won’t go away until you listen to it.

    Thank you Jenna! haha

  • Allie Katie
    May 12, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Your lunch looks delish! I totally understand if you or your parents want to keep it private, but I’d love to see pics of John’s ceramics! Especially since my ceramics skills peaked in the fourth grade.

  • Run Sarah
    May 12, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Your juice looks so good! I love pineapple 🙂

  • SnowKat
    May 12, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    I am feelin you on the late dinner thing. My hubby likes to eat LATE… 8, 9, 10!! even… :O We compromised & now eat between 7-8, which I have gotten used to.

    I totally have juicer envy !! 😀

  • mh
    May 12, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    you are so beautiful Jenna and I love how close you are to your momma. I’m the same way with mine but I live a couple of hours away from her so its hard sometimes!! Enjoy your night with Ryan!

  • Anais
    May 12, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I had my first juice today, and it was great!!! A little expensive, but oh well 😉 It’ll definitely be yummy once in a while 🙂 That IS a huge salad btw!!

  • Meg
    May 12, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Look at that salad!

    Sorry about the tupperware…that is definitely one of the worst smells!

  • bibixs
    May 12, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    That salad looks a lot like a salad i had once in an italian restaurant
    weird huh? congrats on your new job, new house, etc 🙂

  • Joanie @ The Bright Side
    May 12, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Popped on over to the The Daily Loaf. Great post, Jenna! I’m very excited for you. Can’t wait to see more. Love your blog, by the way. I stop by every day. You are truly an inspiration. Thanks for all of the info and honesty and great ideas. Take care.

  • justrun
    May 12, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    I’m excited for you and your new opportunities, Jenna!

  • Michelle Hisae
    May 12, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I just have to say – your skin is glowing! What is your secret!???

    • jenna
      May 12, 2009 at 8:34 pm


      Thank you! I don’t really have a “secret” per say…..I religiously use Ole Henrikson sunscreen and bare minerals make up, but I think the real “secret” is my diet. Lots of fresh juice!

  • steph
    May 12, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Congrats on the the new job, great article on greek yogurt and way to be brave and follow one of passions!!!! I am wondering if you could please explain how one can make $$/job out of blogging…Thanks!!!

  • elise
    May 13, 2009 at 10:39 am

    congrats on the new gig. what a great opportunity!
    melting plastic – eek!