Dinner/ Lunch

Ready to Get Some Sleep!

Sorry for the late lunch post, guys. I think this (combining my lunch + dinner posts) is going to be the norm on days I have to work and go to school at night. I just don’t have time to make three separate posts because I’m literally only at my apartment for 30 minutes at a time and it’s sort of silly to post lunch around 5 and dinner around 5:30 when I could just economize and post them together. I hope you all don’t mind!

Today for lunch I packed a really yummy (and really filling!) sandwich on my french bread that I baked last night. It had tofurky, “cheese”, lettuce and whole grain dijon mustard. I also had the ripest, juiciest pear I’ve had all season. I had to hold a napkin under my chin while eating because it was dribbling everywhere! So delicious! My lunch actually kept me full all afternoon! I only snack on grapes and whole wheat crackers because I was bored at work and just wanted to nibble on something. Speaking of filling—I think that Ezekiel cereal might become my new “oatmeal”! It actually keeps me full longer than oatmeal…I had a single serving for breakfast this morning and was full for about the next 3.5 hours til I ate lunch. Wow!!!




Dinner was awesome…leftover quinoa stir-fry from last night. This has got to be one of my new favorite meals of all time. The combo of flavors is just fantastic!!!! I love every single bite! note that you can use peas in the recipe but I used steamed edamame because I had a large bag in my freezer I need to get through!

Tonight at school we are making three different types of artisan bread variations as well as pita bread and…pizza! I plan to make mine tonight and bring it home to have for lunch tomorrow!

I’m sooooooo exhausted right now that my eyes are burning…and its pouring outside!  I don’t know how I will make it til midnight tonight! Praying for no more car troubles!!


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  • BethT
    February 21, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    So can you have a blog reader’s contest and raffle off some of your bread? Looks AMAZING!!!

  • Erin
    February 21, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Yum! I love grainy mustard!

  • Ashliqua
    February 21, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Hey Jenna,

    What kind of “cheese” did you end up using? And how did it measure up?

    Good luck getting through your class…it’s almost the weekend!


  • Romina
    February 21, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    That tofurky sandwich looks yummy! Back when I ate faux meats, I really liked tofurky more than the others. Plus, it’s made with tofu and not isolated soy protein which is a huge plus. Have you tried seitan? It’s a great meat alternative and it’s super easy an cheap to make. It tastes far better and you can slice it up and use it for lunch meats or in stirfries etc.

    I really must try this Ezekiel oatmeal, I saw it at the store but I didn’t pick it up. If it’s really that filling I’ve got to try it, I like my breakfast to get me through at least a few hours in the morning. =)

  • Shannon
    February 21, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    That sandwich looks absolutely amazing — so full of veggies and “meat.” And that bread makes me want to go buy French bread! Thank goodness I’m going grocery shopping tomorrow.

    I really want to try that stir-fry; it looks delicious, and it’s full of my favorite veggies. I feel like you could throw practically any veggie you have on hand in it and it’d still taste great.

    Also, I’m going to make those chocolate chip cookies you posted about on Saturday! I’m really excited to try out the recipe, and I hope everyone likes them. (I’m going to a “girls’ night” party and then we’re going dancing.)

  • Laura
    February 21, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    I too want to try and make those choc chip cookies!

    Jenna- how many calories are in each cookie? I didn’t see it on the recipe.

  • Sam
    February 21, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Jenna looks delicious!

    Isn’t a serving of ezekil only a half a cup? That really held you over? Isn’t that only 300 calories for breakfast? It looks good but it seems like such a small portion. I would love to hear your thoughts.

  • Sam
    February 21, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Oh and p.s. do you mind sending some Florida fruit up north 🙂

  • AshleyH
    February 21, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    For meat eaters could you sub out the tofu for shrimp or chicken?

  • VeggieGirl
    February 21, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    No need to apologize for late/combined posts, Jenna – you’re a busy girl! :0)

    Ooh, that Tofurky sandwich looks so satiating and delicious; as does your stir-fry dinner (best-looking leftovers I’VE even seen, for sure!)

    Good luck with your class tonight – I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that your car fully cooperates!!

  • Kristin
    February 21, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    What type of whole grain dijon mustard do you use?

    And regarding your Chick’n Salad recipe; the actual recipe calls for Agave Nectar. I know you’re a fan- did you use any in your recipe?


  • blueberrybabe
    February 22, 2008 at 12:14 am

    I’m going to pretend like you all noticed that I haven’t blogged all day!!!! 🙁 i am just leaving work now but wanted to say hi to my new friends because i missed you all today! i have SOOOOO much to do between tonight and my flight tomorrow at 5 i could cry… but then i just think of my vacation to sunny florida and all my new FRIENDS!!!! ttytomorrow ladies!

  • Meghan
    February 22, 2008 at 12:21 am

    First off, I have a quick (reeeaaallllyyyy random) question! I have a bag of grapes, and of course I’m going to use some of them for the Chick’n Salad recipe (P.S. Try adding sliced almonds and chopped apple…SO GOOD!) Anyways, could I pop some of the grapes into a zip lock bag a freeze them?

    Also, I bought Veganomicon last night and although I didn’t try one of the fancy-shmancy recipes (mainly because I haven’t been to the grocery store in a bit), I did try the marinara sauce and it was AMAZING! Honestly, so good. I could have eaten it plain with a spoon! Instead I had it over spaghetti squash and broccoli and spinach with fresh mozzarella and basil on top. The cheese definitely un-veganized my meal but it so seriously delicious…mmm!

    Can’t wait to see the pizza, Jenna!

  • Mel H
    February 22, 2008 at 12:35 am

    ashley, I would most definately sub chicken or shrimp or a mix of both for the stir fry!! sounds so good!

  • Allyson
    February 22, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Have a great trip in Fla blueberry babe! Hope you’re blogging while on vaca! 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    February 22, 2008 at 12:55 am


    have a lovely trip!! I envy you, for traveling to where it’s so warm and sunny!! :0)

  • Sarah
    February 22, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Your stir-fry picture is making me drool! haha…that looks sooo yummy!! I have most of the ingredients except the quinoa, so I’m going to have to give it a try at some point…

    Your sandwich looks great too…you really fit in such a great variety of foods today…yum! 🙂

  • pinklilly
    February 22, 2008 at 2:25 am

    Meghan: frozen grapes are fabulous – I highly suggest them!

    Ashley H: I bet a chicken breast would be terrific on Jenna’s sandwich -especially if you heated/toasted the entire sandwich! Yummy!

    I have a question: does anyone have a healthy recipe or suggestion for fish tacos? I’d like to make them tomorrow night!

    Thanks and Happy Almost Friday!!!

  • Mel
    February 22, 2008 at 2:30 am

    Jenna (or anyone else)

    Could you maybe describe the taste/texture of tofurky and your “cheese”? Haha I knew it’s a weird question, but I’m clowly changing my diet to vegan (and loving it!) but I’ve had bad experience with tofurky products- one thanksgiving, my family decided to forgo the bird and have a big Tofurky turkey; it looked like real turkey, but I assure you the taste was QUITE different! Haha. So your oppinion on the lunch meat (and any other meat sub products…I just tried Sunshine burgers and they’re incredible!) would be greatly apprediated 🙂

  • Meghan
    February 22, 2008 at 2:37 am

    Thanks, pinklilly! I’m about to pop them into the freezer now!

    About the fish tacos……
    Whatever fish you use (I would suggest against salmon for this recipe), cover the fish with a little olive oil, ground cumin, garlic powder, lima juice, a little salt and pepper and bake it.

    You can use homemade corn tortillas or store-bought ones, but make sure to heat them up!

    Fill up the tortillas with flaked fish and a combo of any of the following: cabbage (or lettuce), corn, pico de gallo, avocado or guacamole, sour cream (or fage!) and mango salsa. I don’t think cheese is very good on fish tacos, but that’s just me.

    Wow…now I rrrreeeeaaaallllyyyyy want fish tacos!

  • Betsy
    February 22, 2008 at 3:02 am

    seeing that quinoa stir-fry for the second time here makes me want to make it sooooo badly!! I think it needs to be part of my menu for next week or i might buy a ticket to florida and eat whatever leftovers you have. or is that too extreme?

  • Annie
    February 22, 2008 at 5:17 am

    Hey Pinklilly, so i dont want to bring up another blog on Jennas site, but I know that Kristin on eatlike me (www.self.com/health/blogs/eatlikeme) has a fish taco recipe that looks amazing. If you scrool down on the page, theres a place that says “recipes” and its listed under there. Ive never tried it but it definitly looks good.

  • Andrenna
    February 22, 2008 at 5:37 am

    how pretty does that whole grain mustard look?!

  • pinklilly
    February 22, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Thank you for the fish taco suggestions – I’m just thrilled to make them tonight! Have a fun Friday!

  • jenna
    February 22, 2008 at 1:08 pm


    I don’t know how many calories are in each chocolate chip cookie. There’s some calorie counting recipe sites on the web though so if you are interested, you can easily plug the ingredients into one and find out! It takes a lot of time though so I say just enjoy it!! 🙂


    That breakfast total was about 375 with a banana, and YES it held me over like 3.5 hours. Amazing. I think its because of all the protein! I can’t say how long it would hold you over with skim milk, but with hempmilk it’s great!!! Like a super breakfast!!

  • jenna
    February 22, 2008 at 1:36 pm


    I didn’t use the nectar in the recipe because I didn’t have it then. Next time I’ll try using it but it tasted fine without it. I use Maille Whole Grain Dijon mustard. Comes in a tiny jar and really grainy. I bought it for a recipe and ended up really liking it on my sandwiches. Its sort of an acquired taste though because its pretty strong and tangy.


    seriously, it tastes just like turkey. The texture and everything! its pretty creepy actually…how close they got the texture. It shred like turkey and everything. I would def. give it a try! It hold me over longer than turkey does for some reason, too. I love it!

  • jenna
    February 22, 2008 at 1:47 pm


    That cheese is galaxy brand mozz….but I don’t really like it—I’m on a hunt for vega rella, which everyone says is so amazing!!! that cheese is alright on cold sandwiches, but i was not impressed with heating it up!