Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Jenna Says: Hot Sauce on Chocolate

I’ve had Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” stuck in my head ALL DAY! 🙂


Yoga was great this morn’…lots of deeeeeeeeep hip openers and breathes. Before I left, I snacked on a kiwi + raw almonds


Lunch was SO good! My last wild alaskan salmon burger (Whole Foods brand) wrapped up in an Ezekiel wrap with a lil hummus, hot sauce and greens with carrots and another kiwi on the side.



Have y’all noticed yet that the classic Jenna combo is hummus and hot sauce??! It goes on ANYTHING, I swear! I think the strangest thing I have ever put hot sauce on was chocolate. And it worked. Oh yes it did. What’s your favorite condiment? Do you have an obsession like me with hot sauce??! I say the spicier the better….I like things so spicy it makes your eyes water—that’s when you know you’ve got it good! 😉

Emails to catch up on, calls to make, trips to plan……I’ll be back!

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  • Marla
    September 9, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I looooove hot sauce.WHAT BRAND OF HOT SAUCE DO YOU RECOMMEND/USE?????
    I like hot sauce on my Amy’s cheese burritos’s(with plain yogurt on the side-yum!)
    I like hot sauce on pretty much anything to be honest,and also like it super spicy.
    Another question, do you find it to bother you in an IBS kinda way?It doesn’t bother me, but I hear spicy stuff can be a trigger.
    Hot sauce is yummy on baked or boiled potatoes-mmmm.
    Yummy with veggies,beans and brown rice with hot sauce and tamari(and plain yogurt on side!)

    • jenna
      September 9, 2009 at 3:10 pm


      I love texas pete but lately have been getting into crystal. I don’t find it to be an IBS trigger at all…..I’ve sort of grown out of my IBS. it was bad in high school but I don’t struggle with it all anymore really.

  • Lizzie
    September 9, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I think you and my husband must have met before – he is also a hot sauce on everything person!! I am most definitely NOT! WF has salmon burgers? I need to look more carefully – which section were they in?

  • Alex
    September 9, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Jenna

    I was wondering what type of hot sauce do you use and hummus brand? The brand I been getting Athenos is starting to ANNOY me the flavor is not that good. My condiment is cinnamon I almost put it on anything and put lots of it.

    Have a great day 🙂

    • jenna
      September 9, 2009 at 3:16 pm


      Texas pete hot sauce and generic hummus from Costco!

  • Shelly
    September 9, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    I really like the spicy sabra hummus- mixed with bbq sauce!! so good!

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    September 9, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I love putting rooster sauce (sriracha) on eggs. My husband thinks it is gross but i love it!

  • Marla
    September 9, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks for the super quick reply!
    I just googled Crystal and also Texas Pete’s hot sauce,and how funny under Wikipedia they are both described as “mild” hot sauces!!’Are you surprised by that fellow super spicy lover?!

    PS A while back I tried hot sauce and hummus on salad-DELISH!
    My new fave salad topper thanks to you Ms Cordon Bleu!!! 🙂

  • Marla
    September 9, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    PS Do you prefer hot sauce to sriracha ,speaking of?Thanks Jenna!

    • jenna
      September 9, 2009 at 3:58 pm


      Love sriracha but can’t find it anywhere for the life of me!!


      love me some chicken mole!!

  • Teresa
    September 9, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I love love love hot sauce too. And I thought I had put in on everything, but you’ve made me realize I’ve yet to try in on chocolate… Although I’ve got to admit that I prefer wasabi or just chopping up hot peppers (recently my farmer’s market has the best hot hungarian wax peppers) and throwing them in my food. As I write this comment my nose is dripping from the hung. pepper minced into my salad. And I’m LOVING it!

  • Elsa
    September 9, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I love hot sauce! I agree, it seriously goes great on everything!

  • brandi
    September 9, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    i love hummus + hot sauce together! I do like that you can put it on just about anything.

    One of my husband’s favorite snacks is hot sauce on every single cheese dorito he eats. For real.

  • BethT
    September 9, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    My fave falafel joint puts hot sauce and hummus on all the sammies…MMM

  • Gloria
    September 9, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Yum! Hot sauce on everything! I’m slightly obsessed with hummus and honey mustard too (although I’m not sure how they’d taste together)

  • Kristen @ Simply Savor
    September 9, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    my favorite condiment is peanut butter! love it with roast turkey, alone, fruit, tofu, sweet potatoes–it just goes with everything! i’ll have to try the hummus and hot sauce combo soon though!

  • Maria
    September 9, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    I’m a big fan of ketchup on everything 🙂 But I am a fan of spicier condiments like hot sauce too–especially with hummus!

  • Lori
    September 9, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Hi Jenna
    I don’t think your chocolate and hot sauce is strange at all. Have you ever had, or heard of, chicken mole (accent on the “e”..don’t worry it’s not the animal)? It’s a mexican dish that is also known as chocolate chicken. It has different spices, chilies, and mexican chocolate in it. Very tasty, some places make it better than others. 🙂

  • Susan
    September 9, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    It’s not really a “condiment,” but I put cinnamon in everything. Even savoury dishes!! It makes everything taste better 🙂

  • Julia
    September 9, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    I like hot sauce, but don’t put in on everything;)
    Have never tried it on hummus…now that’s a original combination. I will try it!

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • Stephanie
    September 9, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    I love hummus on EVERYTHING! I’m also with you on the hummus+hot sauce. My favorite is Trader Joe’s spicy hummus…you would love it. Best of both worlds. I haven’t been using salad dressings at all lately, just hummus!

  • Liz
    September 9, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    1) I absolutely love your blog!

    2) I had to laugh at “Man in the Mirror” being stuck in your head because last month that song was stuck in my head for literally a week. And I only know the part of the chorus that is the title, so it got old fast. Haha.

    3) I don’t know why I numbered this. It just makes it look organized, I guess 🙂

  • Kristin
    September 9, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Fave combo ever- Hummus and Siracha. It’s seriously delicious- I think the garlic flavors compliment each other well.

  • Leianna
    September 9, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Mine is BBQ sauce, but hot sauce is a close second, may ahve to try your combo!
    Hot sauce on chocolate, wow you are daring!

  • Morgan (lifeafterbagels)
    September 9, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    you should definitely buy shares in hot sauce . . . you even make me want some and I can’t take hot and spicy 😀

  • Lisa
    September 9, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I used to put ketchup on everything, but then I switched to salsa (Salsa Authentica from TJ’s to be exact). Oh, and almond butter/peanut butter is amazing on just about anything too.

  • Janine
    September 9, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I put Frank’s buffalo sauce on my salads, chicken, sandwiches…you name it. Buffalo sauce goes with anything! Yum!

    Choc. and hot sauce? Hmmm…..I’m pretty adventurous, but I think I will pass on that! haha

  • Jenny
    September 9, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    True story: I’m having a veggie burger wrap with hummus and hot sauce as we speak…it’s classic 🙂

  • leslie
    September 9, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    i love hot sauce too, but my favorite condiment is probably jam. ironically, i don’t use it that often, but it’s so sweet when i do. 🙂

    also, hot sauce + chocolate sounds like an easy cocoa mole…aka yum!

  • Traci
    September 9, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Hummus and mustard (Nancy’s Sharp & Creamy) together…So good.

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    September 9, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    I love spicy that makes your mouth burn and your nose run – so good! Spicy chocolate is sooo good – my mum once made a chocolate cake with chile in it that was chocolatey and spicy and sweet and delicious – one of my favorite combos!

  • Jessica
    September 9, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    I’m totally with ya!! This is why my blog name issss jess likes it HOT! 🙂

    Plus, hot sauce and hummus in an amazing combination. I just had a hummus/tofurkey/spinach sandwich and would BET that hot sauce could have been an amazing addition!

  • Kat (kats daily plate)
    September 9, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I also looove hot sauce + humus, but my favorite combo, especially on mexican food is hot sauce + yogurt. Yuuuum! Creamy, spicy, and healthy!

  • Heidi
    September 9, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Chocoalte and spice – mmmmm … a perfect world! My favourite chocolate bar (and the only one I eat) is Lindt Excellend Chili Bar. Just the right amount of spice!


  • Lizzy
    September 9, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    I wish i could be a hot sauce fan, but it doesnt agree with my stomach 🙁 butt i do love mustard, and mustard of any kind really 🙂

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    September 9, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Hot sauce and chocolate is a great combo! I love Mexican hot chocolate, which uses chili powder… I’ve even had chocolate-chili ice cream before! Then there’s mole, which combines peppers and cocoa and oh my… so good.

  • Catie
    September 9, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I looooooove hot sauce! I put it on absolutely everything; any kind of sandwich, eggs, salad, tuna, burgers,, chicken, grilled veggies, all Mexican delights, couscous, etc. My favorite is Frank’s Red Hot (my roommate and I go through a bottle a month, not kidding) but I also get down with some Texas Pete. Also, Sabra garlic hummus pretty much goes on anything in my opinion and its even better when mixed with hot sauce. Of course.

  • Jenna
    September 9, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    I am the condiment QUEEN. I can’t go one meal without having a dipping sauce of at least one type.

    My favorite condiment is probably ketchup. But other condiments I love: mayo, mustard, hot sauce, bbq sauce, honey mustard, salsa, sour cream… I don’t know if you would count these as condiments, but I do… guac and hummus!

    Of course you have the sweet condiments too: NUT BUTTER, honey, caramel, chocolate sauce, strawberry/raspberry sauce, whipped cream… I’ll stop there 🙂

  • Stephanie
    September 9, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    FRANK’S HOT SAUCE… haven’t had it on chocolate however? They do make chili-spiced chocolate so I guess it could be good!

  • Shelly
    September 9, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    If you love sriracha, I have a great recipe for you- homemade sriracha!. My friends tried it out and said it was really easy to make- and they gave me some, so I can vouch for its deliciousness. Here’s the link:

  • JJ
    September 9, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    My idea of hot sauce is “extra mild” please! My husband and I are BOTH hot sauce wimps! My main difficulty with it is that it overpowers EVERYTHING…what else can you taste if the sauce is so hot it burns your mouth???!!! 🙂 I like to taste my food!

  • lora
    September 9, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    hot sauce, salsa, bbq, hummus, ketchup! i love it all! I think they should invent something that combines all of these lovely condiments!

  • sheri
    September 9, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I would have to say hummus and hot sauce are my obsession right now too! I am totally in love with Sabra Hummus! Also my huband orders this totally unbelievable hot sauce that we use almost like salsa…we go through it like crazy! But it is so good!

  • Cara
    September 9, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Yes! I put Sriracha on everything! Eggs, salads, pasta, you name it! I’ve mixed red pepper flakes with hummus before, but never tried hot sauce!

    I see BBQ sauce mentioned up there; this sounds strange, but BBQ sauce on scrambled eggs and veggies is the best!

    Thanks for the tip!

  • Shelly
    September 9, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Cara, I agree with you a/b bbq sauce on veggies. I love a little bbq sauce on collard or mustard greens. I also like bbq sauce on baked salmon.

  • Chocolate Shoestrings
    September 9, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    bbq sauce and soyaki sauce go well together mixed. So random but so good 🙂

  • Lainie
    September 9, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I LOVE spicy food. But hot sauce on chocolate? Not so sure about that one…

  • Kristie
    September 9, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Hummus and hot sauce eh? I’m liking what I’m hearing! I used to use hot sauce a lot more… I have no idea why I stopped! I think I need to find a new fav kind and bring it back into my life!
    My condiment obsession is probably mustard. Mustard of every kind. I put it on a LOT of stuff.

  • Tracy
    September 9, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I’m absolutely with you on the hummus and hot sauce. The HOTTER the better! And you’re right, hot sauce makes a great salad dressing, too! Sometimes I do switch up the hummus for guacamole…yum!

  • Liz
    September 9, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    mustard and cinnamon make my world go round

  • Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles)
    September 9, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    I found sriracha at Whole Foods!!

    I LOOVEEE spicy foods- eye watering, but not so much that the flavor isn’t there.

    And I agree- chocolate + hot sauce DOES work!!


  • Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness
    September 9, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Hot sauce, how I love thee.

    Looks like a tasty wrap!

    Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness

  • Ellen
    September 9, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    i’ve been on a huge mustard kick lately. i have six different kinds in my fridge right now and that’s because i just emptied 2 bottles. not even joking. yellow, dijon, whole grain, spicy brown, honey mustard, horseradish mustard, cranberry mustard, etc. they all add some zest and zip, ya know? also goes really well with hummus.

  • Brie (The Fit Bride)
    September 9, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    I am not really into condiments–I do love dipping chicken and beef into applesauce, though!

  • Jenna
    September 9, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    i have never tried hot sauce before! i love BBQ sauce 🙂 yummy! i like spicy and hot sauces as well so i should probs give hot sauce a try sometime!!

  • Rachel
    September 9, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    mmm… anything HOT has to be at the top of my list too. Salsa does it. Anything that gets your nose running, now I’m really talkin!

    And thank you, now MJ is stuck in my head.

  • sherri
    September 9, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo man on the moon is now stuck in my head…

  • angieinatlanta
    September 9, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I’m right there with you on the hot sauce obsession! I have a ton in my pantry as we speak – Trader Joe’s, Texas Pete, Tabasco, Tabasco with Garlic, Tabasco Habanero, Sriracha, Chulula….I could keep going!

  • Jenn
    September 9, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I’ve never tried hot sauce until YOU! Thanks for the tip:) What is your favorite brand? Oh, and speaking of replies…I noticed on another blog that the person commenting could also click a button to receive a reply if the blogger replied. Ever think of putting that option on your comment section? You should! Thanks, Jenna…and being single until you’re ready is soooo COOL!

  • Frannie
    September 9, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    I am obsessed with EVERY sort of condiment (except mayo… can’t take it – blech!)
    I especially love maple syrup 🙂

  • Jen
    September 9, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    frank’s red hot! i love it on almost everything. but i think it’s at its most awesome on veggie pizza, amy’s mac and cheese, and taco salad.

  • Anne Marie@her new weigh
    September 10, 2009 at 10:42 am

    I think I’m as big of a hot sauce fan as I am a ketchup fan. Since I’m the only one who uses hot sauce in my house (the hubby won’t go near it), it gets a little frightening to see how much I actually go through!

  • Scott
    September 11, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Hot sauce on chocolate, interesting! I do love spicy chocolates, chocolate truffles with cayenne are my favorite. Lindt also makes a cherry and chili dark chocolate bar which is fantastic! I have found that the bars that I buy in Switzerland are spicier than the bars that I’ve bought here in the states.

    Now I’m going to have to try some hot sauce on chocolate, what hot sauce do you like to use?