Mind Over Body


As promised, I made quiche for dinner tonight! I followed Betty’s phenomenal recipe to a T except I totally forgot to bring over the broccoli I had bought since I had to make it at Ryan’s because our oven is out of commission at the moment. Boo!

I snacked on grapes while I cooked to save myself from overeating the gouda cheese 🙂


Now usually I would only buy turkey bacon but I had to make a game time decision at Publix today because the only turkey bacon that they had was oscar meyer brand and probably full of sulfites and nastiness. I just couldn’t do it. So, instead I splurged and bought the more expensive, but oh so good, all natural applewood smoked bacon. The real stuff!


Prior to making the quiche, I fried five slices until they were crispy in my ol’ red cast iron. I felt like a southern domestic goddess! 😉


Once they were nice and crispy, I chopped them up to tiny pieces and added them to the eggs and milk to make the base for the quiche. To make the quiche a *little* healthier (haha) I did use skim! Oh, and I also broke a major cardinal rule today. Something I have never done before and probably will never do again but I was pressed for time………….I bought premade pillsbury pie crust. GASP! I hope none of my baking chef instructors read that just now! I know full well how horrible these are for you but I just didn’t have it in me today to make a pate brisee from scratch. I’m bad…I know, I know.

Here was the finished product


And my slice with a romaine and fennel salad with balsamic:


Mmmmmmmmmmmm it wasn’t as good as it was when Betty made it, but it sure was tasty. Check out the cheese just oozing out the side! So yummy.

Its teatime for me now (I think someone asked about the type of tea I drink before bed and its Chamomile) along with a bath and my book. The night after a weekend is always the hardest for me and the time when I get most sleep anxious because I haven’t been up since 3 am and I’m not all that tired but know I need to get to bed early. Its so crazy how strong the mind is. In yoga we are always taught that the mind pushes the body to do things we never knew we could do before. I was just commenting to Ryan earlier on how its so not fair that when I stay at his place on the weekends I can fall asleep within 5 minutes but then when I’m back at home, it takes 5 hours. Grrrrrr!!!!! Hopefully tonight will go easy!

Take care, folks! See you tomorrow!

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  • VeggieGirl
    January 26, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Loooove grapes – so refreshing.

    Gorgeous quiche!! And I’ll forgive you THIS time for using the premade crust 😉

    The mind is definitely a powerful thing – hang in there!!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    January 26, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Mmm…bacon. Love it. Hope you get to sleep tonight Jenna!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    January 26, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Sometimes you just HAVE TO do the premade thing. It looks fab, anyway! Sweet dreams!

  • Sharon
    January 26, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Yes, sometimes you just have to go with the premade. I think it turned out great nonetheless. I love those Pillsbury products though! Haha, the cookies they have are so tasty! Sugar loaded, but tasty! LOL

  • K
    January 26, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    My mom uses that kind of pie crust – I can’t help but say it still tastes good!!

    Try not to think/worry about falling asleep. I know it’s easier said than done but if you get your mind running – it’s no good! Sweet dreams, Jenna!!

  • Erin
    January 26, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Good luck on the sleep!
    The quiche looks yummy. I love them but rarely make them. I might have to do that soon.

  • Shelby
    January 26, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Mmm, now I want some fresh grapes!

    Lovely quiche.

  • Sarah W.
    January 26, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    yum on the quiche! i won’t tell anybody about your cheating w/ the crust!

    and its easier to fall asleep at your SO’s always! :-p

  • Rebecca
    January 26, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    *mouth waters* It looks so yummmmmyyyyy!

  • Mara
    January 26, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    OMG YUM!
    I’ll be over in 20 minutes 🙂

  • Jenni
    January 26, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    just wanted to say that I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and that I love it! You’ve actually inspired me to take up yoga, if you’ll believe it or not 🙂 My dad and I were just talking about how yoga teaches you to challenge yourself and push your limits and find out how really strong you are, and it’s amazing how you start to see that in other parts of your life too. Have a lovely day tomorrow!

  • allie
    January 26, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Hi guys,
    I am looking for a good yoga mat, preferably one that is ecofriendly. This question is for Jenna and other blog readers, do u have any suggestions for me?

  • brandi
    January 26, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Dinner looks awesome!

    I’m the same way with sleep – anywhere else, I can fall asleep better than when I’m at home. shouldn’t it be the other way around?

  • Amelia
    January 26, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Isn’t it funny how the mind can work so powerfully for and against you? Hang in there with the sleep problems. I’m sure they’ll work themselves out soon enough 🙂

  • Michelle
    January 26, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Hi Jenna, I was just wondering what kind of yoga mat you use? I have trouble with my wrists and I am looking for a thicker mat that prevents slipping. Any suggestions?

    • jenna
      January 27, 2009 at 1:09 pm

      Michelle and allie,

      I use a Manduka mat—-see the website at http://www.manduka.com . I LOVE it. It is ecofriendly and very long.

  • Meg
    January 26, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    The quiche looks beyond amazing! Hope you get some good sleep tonight.

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    January 26, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Good Luck falling asleep! Isn’t yoga amazing!? Who would have though that changing your mind can change your thoughts and physical body. AMAZING!

  • Meredith
    January 26, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Your quiche looks so good! Sometimes I really miss eggs!
    Good luck sleeping tonight! I also fall asleep easier at my boyfriend’s . . . but he has a habit of talking in his sleep, so staying asleep is a different story!

  • Stadtmaedel
    January 27, 2009 at 3:24 am

    Hi Jenna. Now, I read your blog for a long time and I`m enthusiastic. I simply find your blog terrific. Too bad that I get to buy no Amy`s-products or spinach tortillas in Germany. At your pictures I always get appetite ;o). Best wishes, Anja.

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    January 27, 2009 at 6:44 am

    hope you got good sleep last night!

    the quiche looks tasty, pre-made crust and all 🙂

  • Victoria
    January 27, 2009 at 7:19 am

    That quiche looks so good. I’ve never tried making quiche, but thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  • runjess
    January 27, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Delicious. Pillsbury worked just fine 😉

    I bought the Jennie-O turkey bacon last time I went grocery shopping. I like it, have you tried it?

  • Danielle
    January 27, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    This past weekend I was able to fall asleep as my head hit the pillow. But Sunday night and Monday night it took me hours to get to sleep. So I definitely understand you’re problem! It’s so annoying! And I hate feeling like a zombie the whole next day at work.
    And wooow that quiche looks sooo good!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    January 27, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Mmmm, I love quiche!

  • Amanda
    January 27, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    YUM – that quiche looks awesome! Sometimes trying to make a bunch of healthy modifications really does ruin the recipe – good for you for realizing that the treat would be worth it! Everything in moderation!

    I have a yoga question for you: I really enjoy Vinyasa/Power yoga … like to work up a bit of a sweat, do chatarungas, work my core, etc. I am debating whether I want to try out Bikram. I know it follows the same sequence every time and I’m a little worried about the temp (I picture myself slipping and sliding all over my mat). Any insight?

    Hope you slept well and work was good 🙂

  • Ryan
    January 27, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I have the same exact problem! On the weekend’s at my boyfriend’s I can fall asleep instantly or accidentally while watching a movie or something. It’s when I HAVE to be asleep at home to get up the next morning that I lay in bed twiddling my thumbs. I think it’s something to do with stressing out about how much sleep you’re getting (like every minute that ticks by is another minute you aren’t getting of sleep). It makes me stay awake. So so annoying!

  • Michelle
    January 27, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Thanks Jenna, I will check those out! I bought a pilates mat that is thick, but it’s still quite slippery so I want to find a really good one 🙂