Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

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I’ve been semi-productive so far. Meeting got changed, 60 minutes of yoga got done, errands ran on foot, handled some stuff back east….still no grocery shop or article written though. Currently waiting for the mailman to get here because I’m expecting two very important items today!

It’s absolutely gorgeous outside and ALL my windows are wide open. I love it! Lunch was a sweet potato with 1/2 cup chickpeas tossed in a bit of olive oil and sea salt, crumbled goat milk cheddar and hot sauce with two apples on the side (but only one pictured!):


yes, yes, yes!


You can put anything on a sweet potato and it will be good. Promise.

Even better (but not on top of a sweet potato):


organic milk chocolate with sea salt and almonds. Obsessed.


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Mr.mailman come visit meeeee! 🙂

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  • Debbie
    October 20, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    What brand of organic milk chocolate with almonds have you been enjoying? I love that combo, and could see myself getting seriously addicted. Please let us know the brand name. Thank you!! 🙂

    Debbie in Atlanta

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    October 20, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Yoga is done, which means your day has been VERY productive =)

    Hope the mail man gets their soon!!!

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 20, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Agreeeed ANYTHING goes with sweet potato. Science is science 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 20, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    The sweet potato combo looks great!

  • Evan Thomas
    October 20, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Thats among one of the yummiest sweet potatoes I’ve ever seen I think. I hate waiting for the mail, it feels like it takes that much longer. Have a great(and more productive) day!

  • Diana
    October 20, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Sweet potato yum.
    Have a great day 🙂

  • Mama Pea
    October 20, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Cool kids + lunch today = chickpeas
    Just sayin’.

  • Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats)
    October 20, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    YUMMMMY lunch.. love sweet taters!! 🙂

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    October 20, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I’ve love sauteing apples, turkey sausage and onion, then putting them over sweet potatoes – HEAVEN!!! Enjoy your afternoon!

  • Maryclaire
    October 20, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    I am interested in which brand of chocolate you are enjoying as well — let me know if you get the chance. Thanks!

  • Lindsay
    October 20, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Your lunch looks yum. I wish it had been nicer yesterday when I ventured up to Napa! The sun is just breaking through the clouds in SF. That might be my cue to go for a run!

    What’s your favorite brand of chocolate?

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    October 20, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Gosh that sweet potato looks amazing! I’ve been so into squashes lately that I haven’t had a sweet potato in a while. Definitely need to get on that!

  • Kat (Kat's Daily Plate)
    October 20, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Lunch looks great- very creative! Looks like it will have great staying power!

  • ellen eats beets
    October 20, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    that sweet potato looks sooooooooooooo good. Congrats on grossing all those things off the list!

  • Jenna
    October 20, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    hope the mailman comes soon 🙂

  • Susan
    October 20, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Waiting for the mailman is like waiting for a pot of water to boil. It takes for-ever!! 😛 The worst was when I ordered my Harry Potter books to be delivered the morning they came out. I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see the mailman at 9am! 😛

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    October 20, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    And you can put hot sauce on anything and make it good. That looks sooo yum! Wish I could eat lunch at home!

  • Matt
    October 20, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Mmmm sweet potatoes…

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    October 20, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    My favorite sweet potato topping is avocado, salsa, and feta! Takes like mexican food 🙂

  • Anne
    October 20, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Hello blogger! I’m excited to say that i’ve finally started my own blog and i can’t wait to TRY (key word being try…!) to help inspire others just as you have done with so many people. Hope to hear any thoughts/suggestions from you soon. Thanks!

  • Cara (Cara Craves...)
    October 20, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Sweet potatoes are a blessing!

  • Jil
    October 20, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Ohh, love the ideas of the chic peas with the sweet potato — yum! Hot sauce a sweet potato are a match made in heaven, too. Sooo perfect.

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    October 20, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Sweet potatoes are one of the top ‘super-foods’ love the lunch combo you did. I like the look of a small sweet potato along-side stir fried baby bok choy….the rich green/orange together & with a garlicy pork loin roast. If stir fry in greens in grapeseed oil they take on a picture-postcard shine + grapeseed oil very healthy. A chef in Carmel Valley clued me into this.

    Hope your imp pieces of mail arrived!

  • MarathonVal
    October 20, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I’m with ya, ANYTHING goes great with sweet potatoes!!!! I could eat at least one a day forever, I swear….

  • Jessie (Vegan-minded)
    October 20, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I LOVE sweet potatoes! Your lunch looks delicious and so simple. Love it 🙂

  • Stephanie
    October 20, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Hope the mail includes something fun!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)
    October 20, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    I agree about the sweet potatoes – they are the most versatile food!

  • chandra h
    October 20, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    yesyessss anything is good on a sweet potato. i like black beans 🙂

  • oatmeal
    October 20, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    The sweet potatoes look SO good! Especially with that river of chickpeas -drool-

  • Jac
    October 20, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    i love sweet taters.. especially the purple ones.. though my granma gets grossed out of the color..
    you should try boiling sweet potatoes in some water + sugar + ginger.. and some “pandan” leaves.. or if not available.. vanilla extract will do..
    it will be a sweet dessert!

  • cait
    October 20, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    how did you cook your sweet potato???????

    • jenna
      October 20, 2009 at 7:34 pm


      I just baked it….no frills attached! You can bake it in the oven (at 400 for 45 minutes or so) or in the microwave for 4 minutes!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    October 20, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    You should also add, you can put anything “under” hot sauce and it will taste good.

  • emily
    October 20, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    That sweet potato looks delicious! I do not eat chick peas enough.

  • Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness
    October 20, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Sweet Potatoes – gotta love ’em. Chickpea topping sounds yummy!

  • kelsey @ kelseytoney
    October 20, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    I’m SCARED of salted chocolate! Tell me to suck it up, and dig in, cause I’m sure it is awesome….

  • BroccoliHut
    October 20, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    One of my fave combinations is hummus and SP, but I never thought to put straight up chickpeas on top–genius!

  • maria
    October 20, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    I hate waiting on the mailman. Makes the day feel like a total drag. Hope your expected mail shows up sooner rather than later!

  • Rachael
    October 20, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Sweet potatoes are delicious. I make a black bean and tomato salsa to top mine 🙂