Dessert/ Dinner

No Rib For Me

Hi friends 🙂

Well tonight we celebrated my brother’s 19th birthday at Kojak’s House of Ribs. Its a down home South Tampa landmark and reminds me a LOT of Tuscaloosa!



I ended up being SO FULL though from my late lunch with Abbie + brownie and ice cream! 😉 How is it that when I prepare my own raw food it never fills me up but when I go out and get gourmet raw food I am full for hours?! Regardless, I really didn’t feel like a heavy bbq dinner tonight so I just got a couple sides instead.

A dry house salad (my brother ate the croutons):


And a side of AMAZING baked beans + 2 half corn on the cobs with no butter. The first one was so good that I ordered another!


Check out Ryan’s dinner! 😉


I was stuffed after this, even though it was a smaller meal, because I wasn’t really hungry to begin with. My appetite is also a lot less intense on my non-exercise days! At home, I opted for one of Abbie’s raw donut holes instead of the cookie cake I baked at work for John.


Ahhh drool, drool, dool!!!!!!!!! This was SO GOOD! Seriously. I don’t know what I was expecting, but this totally blew away my expectations! The donut hole was dense and delicious and actually tasted like cupcake or donut! Since I have the cookbook these are from, I will be making these asap when my stash from Abbie runs out. You don’t even need a dehydrator!

I don’t even have to tell yall how tired I am right now. Fridays are a killer but so worth it :). Tomorrow is (hopefully) a 5 mile run then a day in the sun!

This afternoon I enjoyed some cranberry kombucha in a wine glass…check out all the lovely new books that Gena sent me!!! I am starting the Flannery O’Connor first.


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  • VeggieGirl
    April 10, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Mmm raw donut holes.

    Happy birthday to your brother!!

    Hope you got my email.

  • Heather
    April 10, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I just bookmarked those donut holes tonight. So yummy looking! I hope you like the Flannery O’Connor – she’s one of my favorites.

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    April 10, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Glad you had a nice dinner!! Looks delish!

  • Clean Veggie
    April 10, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    sounds like you had a nice dinner 🙂
    love the salad!

  • Sharon
    April 10, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Oh wow, totally love the dinner!

  • Gena
    April 10, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Oh yay! I forgot about Flannery. I love all of her work, and will send you more if you love this one 🙂

  • JMB
    April 10, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    O’Connor is one of my favorite Southern American authors. And Michael Chabon is truly a genius. ENJOY!

  • HangryPants
    April 10, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Happy Birthday to your brother!

  • Run Sarah
    April 10, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Lovely dinner! Those donut holes look delish.

  • Graze With Me
    April 10, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Your dinner looks great, I love mixing and matching sides at restaurants.

    By the way, after you raved about Kombucha I went and tried one last week. WOW, so good. Unfortunately I’ve gone a little crazy and have drank almost 1 a day for the last week!! They are great though, my parents actually used to make it when I was in high school. Of course back then I thought they were crazy and never tried it…

  • K
    April 10, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Ahh those donut holes sound so good!!

  • Anais
    April 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    I am sooo envious!! I wish I could relax in the sun 🙂 Instead I am cooped inside, studying 🙁 Boo! Those donut holes do look amazing! 🙂

  • Emily
    April 10, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Oh man! That donut hole LOOKS drool worthy! Love all of those books!

  • Shannon @ TheDailyBalance
    April 10, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Those donut holes look delish! Looks like you guys had a fun night 😉

  • life coach jen
    April 10, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Happy birthday to your brother. Jenna, not to make you jealous, but I’m visiting a friend in California and visited a Trader Joe’s for the first time today! I bought some TJ’s greek yogurt which was yummy, and they sell organic super firm tofu, you don’t even have to press the water out, it made awesome baked tofu! Not to mention the super cheap wine selection…someday you’ll get to one!

  • Katie
    April 10, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    No fish for good friday?

    The whole raw diet is fascinating, probably not for me, but thanks for sharing!


  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    April 10, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Hope the birthday celebration was fun despite your full tums. Have a great run tomorrow…I hope the beans don’t hurt ya 😉

  • Katie
    April 10, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Flannery O’Connor is my favorite writer EVER! I hope you love it 🙂

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    April 10, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Oh my gosh – EVERYthing on this post looks so good!

  • Alison
    April 10, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    I bet those baked beans tasted just as good as the ribs! I love love baked beans. Although, I also love shredded pork sandwiches 🙂

  • Lindsay
    April 10, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    I was just wondering how the cookie cake turned out??? what did it look like??? that used to be my favorites dessert and I just love looking a dessert… they are just so pretty!! 🙂

    • jenna
      April 11, 2009 at 9:20 am


      Aww thanks for asking!! I just threw together an 8 inch round chocolate chip cookie cake at work yesterday and then decorated it with Publix icing…nothing spectacular–just “happy birthday john” and a border. He LOVED it though…what 19 year old guy (or guy of ANY age) can turn down cookie cake?? I, however, can because I know the nutritional info since I made it! 😉

  • Neela Marijana
    April 11, 2009 at 2:55 am

    hey jenna,
    i’ve posted on your blog before saying that i was from all the way in singapore and how much i adore your blog. well finally i have one too. i read eat,live run like my favorite book everyday. thank you so much for keeping up this amzing blog. you are such an inspiration to me in everyway. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
    have a good easter weekend and may god bless you

  • Michelle Hisae
    April 11, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Michael Chabon is such a great writer. His imagination is WILD. I’ve read a couple of his books – get his short stories, you’ll get sucked in and laugh so much.

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