Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Quorny Quinoa

Hey guys 🙂

Bikram was amazing this morning. I tried out this random electrolyte enhancer that I found in the bottom of one of my bags…I guess I packed it from home for my long runs. Came in handy!


I think I got this from a running store in Tampa. I’m more of a gatorade fan in terms of sports drinks, but this was good and I felt good all during class while sipping on it.

When I got home, I dove into lunch. First up, a juicy grapefruit!

And then more quinoa edamame and corn salad with a quorn “turkey burger” on top with hummus:

I know I sort of bashed these burgers a few days ago but I think they are growing on me. I’m not 100% sold on them but I hate to waste food. The flavor is really good…it’s just the texture that is off. However, I do really enjoy the quorn chicken cutlets and would be really interested to try these gruyere stuffed cutlets y’all seem to rave about!
I have a conference call in an hour and am working on a recipe for coffee bbq sauce for the book. 🙂 Enjoy your Friday!

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  • Jenna
    December 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    coffee bbq sauce?! sounds interesting!

  • Kat (Kat's Daily Plate)
    December 18, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I bought a bunch of the quorn chicken cutlets a while back and they have just been sitting in my freezer. Good to know you like them- I might just open the box up!

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    December 18, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Where do you find the quorn turkey burgers locally? I’d love to try something different than the standard Morning Star products (amazing as they are!)

    • jenna
      December 18, 2009 at 1:26 pm


      You can find Quorn products at Whole Foods and most major supermarkets.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 18, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Coffee BBQ sauce sounds amazing!

  • Carolyn
    December 18, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I have a whole bunch of Boca burgers in my freezer. I think only one has been eaten. I much prefer the Mornigstar ones. Time to come up with some creative ways to use them, I guess.

  • Mama Pea
    December 18, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I bet you could put coffee barbecue sauce on anything (even a quorn turkey burger) and it would still taste good!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    December 18, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Your grapefruit is so brilliantly red. Love it! And the big dollop of hummus on top of the quorn burger is making me hungry. My fav savory combo is: hummus + hot sauce + morningstar farms black bean burger. Yum!

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad
    December 18, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Coffee BBQ sauce sounds intriguing!

  • Marisa (Loser for Life)
    December 18, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    I’ve never tried those Quorn burgers or cutlets. I might scope them out next shopping trip!

  • Alycia
    December 18, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Ok, so this corn/edamame/quinoa recipe is calling my name every time you’ve eaten it the past three days…do you happen to have a recipe you can post?

    Alycia =)

    • jenna
      December 18, 2009 at 1:26 pm


      The recipe is from the cookbook Veganomicon…I’m sorry, I can’t re-post it for copyright issues!

  • Laura Georgina
    December 18, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Oh, those Gruyere cutlets! They also make some great breaded cutlets with a creamy sauce and blueberry…. So tasty.

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    December 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Coffee Barbeque Sauce? This has got to be a typo… you come up with some crazy stuff!

  • Sarah (Shep)
    December 18, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I thought only “clear” liquids were allowed in a Bikram class? I’ve always seen that sign on the door at the studio I go to, but I’ve also always wanted to bring gatorade/something similar because it would replenish me better. Do those count as “clear,” or are you just sneaky and snuck it in? 🙂

    • jenna
      December 18, 2009 at 2:10 pm


      I’ve never heard that rule….no idea! I see people all the time putting Emergen-C into their water in class so I don’t think it’s a big deal..

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    December 18, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    cute polka dot plate!! Good luck with the coffee bbq recipe…those are two of my favorite things, so combining them should be genius!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    December 18, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    just tried coffee bbq sauce last night at michael symons new restaurant, the B-Spot in Cleveland – so yum!

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot)
    December 18, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    I agree with you on the quorn texture… it takes some getting used to. The salad looks great though!

  • Erin
    December 18, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I’m sorry but the Quorn burgers just don’t *look* good and that definitely puts me off. The rest of lunch looks yummy, though. 🙂

  • Angela
    December 18, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    I know this might be a little off topic, but in last Sunday’s paper (the 12-13 Red Plum insert, specifically), there was a coupon for $1.25 off ANY 1 Quorn product. I have seen these at my local Fred Meyer (a Kroger affiliate) and they occasionally go on sale. A sale + coupon = cheap way to try it! HTH someone.

  • Rosey Rebecca
    December 18, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I would really love to try Bikram but I don’t think I have any studios near me. I’ll have to do more research. I sweat so much during workouts though. I’d probably melt.

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    December 18, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Hey Jenna, I actually received those Quorn Turk’y Burgers as well! I just did a review of them on my blog the other day! If you heat them on the stove-top, they taste really good! Try that if you haven’t already!

  • Molly
    December 18, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    mmm grapefruit. reminds me of my childhood. Love it! Have a good friday girly!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    December 18, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I’m pretty picky about my alternative meat burgers, so thanks for the honesty regarding the quorn burger. Also, it’s becoming more and more clear to me that grapefruits are a miracle fruit of sorts. Yours looks so fresh, vibrant, and ripe!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    December 18, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    That grapefruit looks soooooo good. Am laughing my [insert body part] off as went back to read some of the comments from last night. Women just crack me up…am so glad to be female. [well, the kind that reads ELR, anyway, not the type that ‘date’ Tiger Woods.] I know, bad me. Hey, it’s freaky friday.

  • Kristen @ Change of Pace
    December 18, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Coffee BBQ sauce?! YUM! Glad you are feeling better and enjoyed bikram!

  • Kristine
    December 18, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    How often do they recommend you do Bikram?! I really want to improve my flexibility since i’m so tense as a runner!

  • Amanda@thegrainsofparadise
    December 18, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    I really like the idea of corn and edamame mixed with quinoa. Looks pretty yummy:-)

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    December 18, 2009 at 5:42 pm

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  • Karla
    December 18, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    I’ve seen those burgers a lot on blogs, but I’ve still yet to try them.

    Your quinoa looks delicious though!

  • Maria (realfitmama)
    December 18, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Those ‘turkey burgers’ look amazing! I love the chikn cutlets too and am looking for something new to add to my freezer for go to dinners during the week. Two girls and a busy schedule make dinner stressful sometimes!

  • Brittany
    December 18, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I miss bikram- I need to go back, it’s just so pricey around here!! The corn, quinoa, and edamame salad sounds/looks delicious.

    Hope you are doing well lady! Have a great weekend.

  • Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    December 19, 2009 at 3:07 am

    Coffee bbq sauce sounds interesting.

  • Barbara
    December 19, 2009 at 3:59 am


    Have you ever tried NUUN hydration tablets? Total yum and work fantastically well!


  • The Voracious Vegan
    December 19, 2009 at 4:17 am

    That corn, quinoa, edamame mixture sounds FANTASTIC! I really love the look of your eats, always so fresh and tasty!

  • christie, honoring health
    December 19, 2009 at 4:39 am

    I used to love quorn cutlets before I had to give up gluten but I never tried the turkey ones.

    Anyway, coffee bbq sauce sounds wonderful!

  • skinnyrunner
    December 19, 2009 at 5:26 am

    hope you had a wonderful friday and that you have a fabulous weekend!

  • eatmovelove
    December 19, 2009 at 7:23 am

    What is Quorn? I know what you mean though – sometimes I try something and don’t like it, but after a few tries, it grows on me…and they can turn out to be some of my fav foods! Glad your feeling better girl 🙂

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    December 19, 2009 at 7:25 am

    You’ll have to let us know how the bbq sauce turns out… what an interesting combo.

  • emily
    December 19, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Mmmn, coffee bbq sauce sounds heavenly!

  • Alison
    December 19, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    coffee bbq sauce. YUM.