Breakfast/ Lunch

My Anniversary!

Hi guys!

Today is a VERY special day because as of today, I have been blogging for one year!!!!

Here’s a link to my very first post . First of all, I can’t believe that a year ago I ran 6 miles! Go me! But if you read further you will see that even then I complained of shin splints. I think I’m plagued. πŸ™ Anyways, I just wanted to thank you all for reading this day after day even when I feel like my life has been sort of boring at points! It’s definitely been a journey….I mean, when I started blogging I was still in the culinary program and hadn’t yet made the switch to the baking and pastry program! I remember thinking school would last FOREVER and now I can’t even believe that next Friday is my official last day of culinary school and I start my actual job next month. Time flies!

So, on to my eats! This morning I had some pumpkin-banana overnight oats


I used 1/2 cup oats soaked in 1/2 cup water and mixed in 1/3 cup pumpkin, 1/2 mashed banana, 1/2 cup Oikos and 1 tbsp almond butter. On top I sprinkled pom seeds and drizzled on some agave.

It held me over very well until 10 am, when I ate the Think Organic bar I had packed

I have never had this flavor before and liked it but prefer the chocolate coconut or apricot cashew more. This wasn’t as sweet. Still good though—and filling for only 150 calories!

Lunch was pasta leftovers from last night. Seriously yall, you MUST make the sauce (recipe in my previous post). It was awesome and got so much better overnight. I know it calls for a whole cup of oil and tahini but it makes enough to feed a small country so you could easily scale the recipe down to suit your family’s needs. So deliciously spicy!


I rarely eat something like pasta for lunch but when I do it really holds me over. I got home around 3 and had a light (er) snack of a blueberry chobani with pom seeds and some grapes.


So, I was planning on going to spin tonight, but being on my feet all day for my first day back at work was a little hard since I still unfortunately don’t feel like myself. My cold has moved into my chest and I’m still a little drained. No doubt I’m sure I could handle spin class but I would rather do something I can take at my own pace….so I’m just going to go to the gym and do cardio on my own. I am reading THE BEST BOOK EVER and am bringing it with me to make the time go by faster. This is actually my second time reading it; it’s THAT good. You must find it! πŸ™‚

I didn’t take any pictures today at work because all I did was make 800 rolls.Β  Yep, 800 of them. It took pretty much the entire day. We were having a big function that needed a ton of bread apparently! I actually did make challah and bagels as well but you all have seen a million pictures of those.Β  Hopefully there will be something new and exciting for you guys tomorrow!

See you after dinner!

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  • polly
    December 9, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Happy Anniversary! πŸ™‚ I love your blog, it’s for SURE one of my faves. Maybe even my VERY fave! πŸ˜‰ I too, had that same Chobani yogurt today and even talked about it on my blog! It was sooooo creamy and very sweet! XOXO Rest up and enjoy your night, Jenna!

  • K
    December 9, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    800 rolls!? Holy cow that’s a lot!!

    Happy blogiversary!!! You have accomplished A LOT this past year – you should be very proud! Congrats πŸ˜€

  • BridgetP
    December 9, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Happy Blog Anniversary!!

  • Marissa
    December 9, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    wow! 800 rolls!

  • Meghann
    December 9, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Happy Bloggiversary!

  • Allison
    December 9, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Oh my gosh, in your first post you were going to WISCONSIN! I live in Green Bay, and go to school in Milwaukee! Where does your family live? It’s literally a blizzard today up here in the arctic, hehe:-)

  • Megan
    December 9, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Happy Blog Anniversary! That is awesome! Love your blog!

  • Oh She Glows
    December 9, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    wow congrats!!!! πŸ™‚

    I love your blog and hope you never stop! It has been so fun following your fabulous journey.


  • Moran
    December 9, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    SO MANY ROLLS! Congratulations on one year of blogging! Your blog is great and I LOVE reading your posts!

  • Shelby
    December 9, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!! Your blog is so fun and you have such great eats. I love to see all of your creations, as well as hear the stories you tell. Congratulations!

  • Tina
    December 9, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mine is just around the corner! πŸ™‚

  • Kath
    December 9, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    CONGRATS JENNA!!!!!!!!

  • Runeatrepeat
    December 9, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Happy Blogaversary!

  • ashley (sweet & natural)
    December 9, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Congrats on the blog anniversary! πŸ™‚

  • Erica
    December 9, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Happy Anniversary to youuuuuuu!!!! Love ya!

  • Julia (Santa Barbara Dreaming)
    December 9, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    That’s a whole lotta rolls! Wow.
    Congrats on blogging for a whole year! Your blog seriously rocks, Jenna! Keep it up, cuz I love readin! Can’t wait to follow your blog and read about your new job πŸ™‚

  • Emily
    December 9, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!!

  • Fitness Surfer
    December 9, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Congrats!!! on the 1 year. I’m almost at my 4 month ann, and I’ll be taking new picts to track my progress. It’s exciting to think where I’ll be in a year =)

    Overnight oats might work well with my schedule. I made a simple Stir Fry last night and even put a pict on my post today. I’ll definitely have to try that sauce.

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    December 9, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Your oats looked extra creamy this morning. Happy Anniversary and thanks for the book rec. I was needing a new one to read.

  • sam
    December 9, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Are your overnight oats hot or cold? They look great though! Congrats on almost finishing school I really can’t wait until I’m done too.

  • Catherine
    December 9, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Happy Bloggy Anniversary!! Those pumpkin overnight oats look so lovely and voluminous! πŸ™‚

  • Maureen
    December 9, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Happy bloggiversary!

  • Mel
    December 9, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Happy bloggiversary! I read your first post, and I think it’s funny because you would definitely think it was that arctic in WI today! πŸ™‚

  • Becca A
    December 9, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Congrats and thanks for sharing the last year with us!

  • Justy2003
    December 9, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Happy Blogging Anniversary! And thanks for continuing to blog day-in and day-out!

  • Evey
    December 9, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Hey Jenna,

    Happy Blogiversary! I know I don’t comment as often as I’d like, but know that I have read your blog every single day and I LOVE it. In fact, it was one of the blogs that inspired me to make my own (although, yours is much better, imho, πŸ˜‰ ). It’s amazing to see how much has happened to you and I’m thrilled to have sort of been a part of it. Thanks for keeping up the blog and letting us readers into your world. Lookin’ forward to another year! πŸ˜€

  • Victoria
    December 9, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I loved following your culinary school journey and I’m excited to see how your new job goes!

  • VeggieGirl
    December 9, 2008 at 4:49 pm


  • Fancy
    December 9, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Hi Jenna!

    Last week was my birthday and I have been soooooo busy that I JUST caught up on your blog! CONGRATULATIONS on your new job and CONGRATULATIONS on your 1 year anniversary! I love your blog and I love that you are as sweet in person as you come across on here!

    Thank you for taking the time each day to show us how easily a healthy lifestyle can be. I hope you will have many more blog anniversaries in the future!!!!

  • Molly
    December 9, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Congrats on the anniversary!
    Bread Alone IS a great book… but did you know she wrote a sequel? I did not love it as much as the first, but it is definitely worth checking out!

  • Sharon
    December 9, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Gotta love Think products!

  • gina (fitnessista)
    December 9, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    happy anniversary! wish you were closer, i think a glass of wine (or a few) are in order πŸ˜€

  • caroline
    December 9, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Congrats Jenna, Ive enjoyed your journey too! πŸ™‚
    I can vouch for that sauce, It’s awesome!

  • BethT
    December 9, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Have you ever tried to scale down the oil and/or tahini in that recipe? I make a similar dish with a recipe from Ina Garten that uses PB and oil. I reduced the oil by half but left the PB as is, and it’s still plenty tasty and dressing like. I know you only need a bit, but it may be worth trying sometime.

  • Jen (Running with Food)
    December 9, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Congrats girl! You have such a wonderful blog!! I look forward to continued reading …

  • Anita
    December 9, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I read your blog every day… you’re one of my faves! πŸ™‚

  • Alyssa
    December 9, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Congratulations! Hopefully there are many more years to come!

  • Gliding Calm
    December 9, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    happy blogging anni! hope your feeling better! or getting there!!!

  • Gliding Calm
    December 9, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    you’re*** psh.

  • rebecca
    December 9, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Happy Blogging Birthday!

  • michelle
    December 9, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Congrats on 1 year of blogging!! Your blog is great!!!

    Can you tell me how shin splints are diagnosed?? I think i may have one!!!


  • Liz
    December 9, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Happy 1 year! That’s awesome…I just started my bog yesterday! We’ll see where it takes me πŸ˜‰

  • Greta
    December 9, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Congrats! I’ve check in everyday, keep up the good work πŸ™‚

  • jenna
    December 9, 2008 at 7:10 pm


    Hmm I think they are pretty much self-diagnosed for the most part. Although you can go see a doctor like I did and have him do a bone scan. That would tell you for sure.


    I’ve never tried! I might try that next time…its just soooooo good the way it is I’m scared to mess with it.


    I own the sequel and have read it before and am re-reading it again now! I love them both πŸ™‚


    Everyone on my mom’s side of the family lives up in Milwaukee! Its a whole different world up there. I’ll be headed back up to the great WI for a wedding this July!


    Overnight oats are cold. You don’t cook them—you just soak the oats in the water overnight then mix in everything and dig in!

  • Mara
    December 9, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Happy Blog-aversary!! I now have a major sesame noodle craving!

  • Erin
    December 9, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS JENNA! Your blog is one of my very faves and reading it has been really enjoyable. I’ve read every post. πŸ™‚

  • Bev
    December 9, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Congrats Jenna on 1 year of blogging ……,Keep up the awesome job, love it πŸ™‚

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    December 10, 2008 at 5:29 am

    Congrats! That’s so exciting!

  • caitlin
    December 10, 2008 at 7:54 am

    happy anni πŸ˜€

  • Rose
    December 10, 2008 at 8:52 am

    Congrats! WHat a milestone πŸ™‚ Great blog!

  • runjess
    December 10, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I might actually make the sauce. I bought tahini for hummus and it was expensive, so I need to find some other uses for it as well.