Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

I Sweat Cabernet

Hey guys!

I’m currently blogging in my car, in the parking lot of the huge convention center where Green Fest is being held! Exciting! Because of that though, I have to make this quick so I can get my butt in there.

This morning I pulled my life together and headed to the gym for lunges, crunches and spinning. I felt like I was sweating out wine? The story of my life. 😉 Afterward, I ate this perfectly ripe and delicious pear:


Dude…..local california produce never fails to impress me. It’s like I’ve never tasted a real pear before or something. SO GOOD!

Lunch was leftover split pea soup + roasted butternut squash 🙂


And then I hightailed it to SF! No matter what, I always get freaked out driving on these hilly, narrow streets. Thank God Adam let me “borrow” (err I’ve actually had it for like 2 weeks now…oops) the gps. I’d be way lost without it.

And here we are!


I have NO idea what to expect…this should be very interesting! Then, dinner with Lindsay and Amber at The Plant Cafe and picking up my mom at 8:45. So excited!

Have a wonderful Friday!

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  • brandi
    November 13, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    that event sounds so cool – have fun!!! That’s so exciting your Mom is coming tonight!

  • simpledaisy
    November 13, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I know when I workout really hard…the wine just oozes out of me:)
    Wine and working out…what a fabulous combination:)
    HAve a happy weeekend~

  • Andee (LAEasyMeals)
    November 13, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Sounds exciting! have fun! I love your simple lunches, everything looks delicious

  • Evan Thomas
    November 13, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    This all sounds super fun. Hope you’re enjoying yourself!

  • MelissaNibbles
    November 13, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    GPS makes life much easier doesn’t it? Good luck in the Green Festival!

  • Diana
    November 13, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Have fun! 🙂

  • Leah
    November 13, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Im glad Im not the only one who feels the wine coming out of her pores!! Sometimes when Im working out I could swear that I even SMELL like wine. Is that possible?

  • Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    November 13, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Ooh, sounds fun! Thank God for GPS!!

  • lindsay
    November 13, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Sweating wine?? I can relate to that….. lol Have a great weekend Jenna!!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    November 13, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Sounds like a great event, and that roasted butternut squash looks delish!

    Have fun! 🙂

  • christie, honoring health
    November 13, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I bet that event is going to be so fun!!

    have an awesome day!

  • Hallie
    November 13, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Yes, CA has the best produce!! It’s amazing the difference…the first time I had some of my CSA lettuce, I was floored by the taste…who knew lettuce actually was GOOD? Usually you put the good stuff on top 😉

    Have fun tonight! I love love San Fran.

  • Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    November 13, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I just had a perfectly ripe pear at lunch — amazing, I think I found my new obsession. Cheers to seeing your mom tonight!

    Have a good Friday, girly 🙂

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    November 13, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    have fun!! I actually represented one of my clients at the Green Festival in Chicago earlier this year, I remember it being a pretty great show!

    Lots of FOOD vendors! 😉

  • Sana
    November 13, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I hope you have a blasty with your mom!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    November 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    The green festival sounds fun! And the pear looks juicy from across the screen.

  • Manda
    November 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Dude! Did you just say Dude?! My sister and I say that to one another all the time over text.. It’s actually an inside joke between us, because I still laugh when she texts it. Dude, you’re awesome!

    Can’t wait for festival updates!!

  • Jenna
    November 13, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    you have a full exciting day! can’t wait to hear all about it!

  • candice
    November 13, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Your lunch looks very warming and delicious. 😀 Nothing like roasted squash and soup on a cold day…

  • Jen (Running With Cake)
    November 13, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Best of luck at Green Fest and Enjoy your time with your mom! I miss my mom too, she and my whole family live out of state (or I should say..I’m the daughter who lives out of state!)

  • Heather
    November 13, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Roasted butternut squash is the best!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    November 13, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Blogging about healthy living in your car, while waiting outside a convention center for an environmentally conscious festival. You sure are dedicated to a healthier and happier world! Kudos.

    Ugh, how I miss CA produce. I bought some cheap oranges from a Brooklyn bodega once, and they were in such bad shape they looked as though they had leprosy.

  • Kasey @ Fit For Wellness
    November 13, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    LOL… I think many of us have sweated cabernet at one time or another!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    November 13, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Real good produce has no comparison. It just tastes so much better.

  • Katie
    November 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I can’t wait to hear more about the event. Plus I always love a good veggie restaurant.

  • diana(mymarble rye)
    November 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Have a fantastic weekend!!! I wish I could just drive to San Fran for the weekend!

  • skinnyrunner
    November 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    costco has really good pears and apples, it seems like i never get bad ones from there. and you can beat the prices. have fun in san fran!!

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    November 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Sweatin’ out wine, eh? Probably felt great! Have a lovely night!

  • Brittany
    November 13, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    I went to the Green fest in DC last year and loved it. There were a ton of organic food companies at the one last year, which I appreciated. I hope you had a great time!

  • LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils
    November 13, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    You will LOVE it. Please get the garden burger. It is amazing.

  • Laura
    November 13, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Question for you: I see that you eat lots of vegetarian-friendly meals when your make your meals at home, but do eat meat when you go out. Is there any reason for this? I do this too, but it’s because I have a hard time making meat/buying meat for one person. Just curious!

    • jenna
      November 13, 2009 at 9:00 pm


      No real reason at all! Meat is expensive and I love getting creative with veggies so that’s probably it. That split pea soup definitely wasn’t vegetarian though…I used two smoked ham hocks! 😉


      hahahha no i really don’t own any furniture yet….i like to call it “getting grounded”. 😉

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    November 13, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Have fun! I love your lunches on your famous floor – they look so simple and delicious 🙂

  • Erin
    November 13, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Sounds like a fun event — can’t wait to read a full recap. 😀

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    November 13, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Hey Jenna, let me ask you something, did you take that picture of your lunch on the floor at your house or is that your table. I only ask because I always take pics of my food on the floor with the light coming in from my kitchen since it’s the best light in the house and all my friends think it’s weird/gross to put my food on the floor (yes it’s on plates) to take my blog pics.

  • BroccoliHut
    November 13, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    That Bnut squash looks perfect!

  • Katie
    November 13, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Have a good weekend! As a side note – I am a Californian, born and raised, but may be moving for grad school in year and you are scaring me about the produce situation…. I actually grew up on a farm (almond orchards) and I never even realized that our produce is so great because it’s all I’ve ever had!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    November 14, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Ha ha, sweating out wine! Love it.

  • Jenny
    November 14, 2009 at 8:38 am

    at least you got yourself to the gym!!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)
    November 14, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Blogging in your car!!!! Now that is dedication 🙂

  • Ann
    December 3, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    I’ve been reading your site for a little while right now and I love your food philosophy. Just curious, do you peel your butternut squash before you roast it? It looks peeled in your picture and I was just wondering how you do it. I tried and it was ridiculously hard!