Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch


Good evening 🙂

Thanks for your sweet comments earlier—I have a bit of a scratchy throat but I believe I shall survive. I started feeling better and better as the day progressed, most likely due to our abundance of sunshine today and my pink shoes.


Spring has indeed sprung!!! All the windows in my house are open right now and temperatures were definitely in the 70’s today. I decided to make the most of it and go for an hour bike ride, soaking some sunshine into my bones. I took some iphone pictures of sheep that I saw on my ride but they didn’t come out so hot (and yes, I do stop when I take pictures on my bike. That would be dangerous to snap and ride at the same time although today for the first time I mastered the art of drinking water while riding).
Anyways, I had a really random lunch.

It was nothing special and was pre-grocery shop (I went pretty produce happy at the store this afternoon). What you have here is just 5 morningstar farms buffalo wings, a whole wheat flatbread with hummus and….a carrot. Beautiful.
When I got home from my ride I ate an orange—

Followed by some yogurt about an hour later….

I used the kale and zucchini I picked up at the store today to create this masterpiece for dinner:

Basically all I did was cook some quinoa on the stove and, while it was cooking, I sauteed half a zucchini + a big bunch of kale + a minced garlic clove. I added a half cup of steamed beans (love those Trader Joe’s beans), the cooked quinoa, a sprinkle of sea salt, a dollop of goat cheese and a healthy squirt of sriracha. Everything is better with sriracha…obviously.
After dinner I took a walk.





And then ate a chocolate vita-muffin with peanut butter for dessert while I worked on the book.

I’m going to write for another hour or so and then read for awhile, methinks.
Thank you all SO MUCH for donating to the Echelon Gran Fondo to further cancer research. 100% of all money raised goes to research and I’m really, really happy to announce that with this raffle we have raised almost $1,000!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m blown away and want to thank each and every one of you for your constant support and donations.
And the winner of the Garmin 705 is………Christina Burleson!!!!!!! Congratulations, Christina! Please email me your shipping info and we will get your Garmin right out to you. 🙂
I have another really fun contest planned for the end of the week so stay tuned. 😉

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  • holly the healthy everythingtarian
    March 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    yay for those pink shoes – ADORABLE! may i ask where a gal could find such a pair?

    • jenna
      March 15, 2010 at 8:02 pm


      Jcrew! 🙂 Rainy day flats

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    March 15, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    LOVE the shoes!!! Too cute 🙂
    And girl, your pictures are absolutely incredibly gorgeous!

  • Laura J. (Health and Hotness)
    March 15, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Your dinner masterpiece is so creative and looks amazing!! 🙂

    LOVE your pink shoes!! Too cute!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    March 15, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Those pink shoes are so cute!! And I love the dinner you threw together. I love making things like that!

  • MMiller
    March 15, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Sounds like a productive day! I have a big bag of quinoa…I need to start cooking it! Congrats Christina! Enjoy the Garmin! Glad you could enjoy a nice sunny day Jenna!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    March 15, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    The pink shoes…I am sorry to say…were…what with the bow and all, so overwhelming I’ve truly forgotten everything else–despite multiple readings. So sorry. Obviously PINK with BOWS is Kryptonite to me. What/was there a question? Pink was the imprint from this post. PINK. LOL and general hilarity. As you will. Hmm. OK. I’m done. PINK!!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    March 15, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    The pink shoes…I am sorry to say…were…what with the bow and all, so overwhelming I’ve truly forgotten everything else–despite multiple readings. So sorry. Obviously PINK with BOWS is Kryptonite to me. What/was there a question? Pink was the imprint from this post. PINK. LOL and general hilarity. As you will. Hmm. OK. I’m done. PINK!!

  • Taylor
    March 15, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Those pictures that you took on your walk are incredible! I want to learn to take pictures like that! Were those from your iPhone (like the sheep) or from a more sophisticated camera???

  • Lo-Jo
    March 15, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Do you just eat that yogurt PLAIN plain? Like, no add-ins? I don’t know if I’m that brave!

  • Jenny
    March 15, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    You live in a gorgeous area of the states, lady!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    March 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Those shoes are ADORABLE! It’s a rare fashion accessory that can pull off Barbie pink, but those flats pull it off in spades.

    You kale/quinoa/zucchini dinner looks awesome! The beans, the hgih-protein grains, the greens…a stellar, super-nutritious, and filling meal. Thanks for sharing!

    Also, Healdsburg is way too cute.

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place
    March 15, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    your neighborhood looks so cute!! Love it.

  • Heidi (Fighting with Food)
    March 15, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I love the shoes, but I’m more intrigued about what the tattoo on your foot is of 🙂 Bumble bee?

  • Lauren @ A Fit Foodie
    March 15, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Dying over those pink shoes!!

    Looks like you had a fun, relaxing walk. I can’t wait for the temps. to hit the 70’s!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    March 15, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I heart Healdsburg.

  • *Andrea*
    March 15, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    cute shoes!!! i love hot pink! what brand are they???
    delicioous eats – you’re so lucky to have such a great walk nearby.. cute shops!

  • *Andrea*
    March 15, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    just saw jcrew.. very cute!! love your style

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    March 15, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    That sounds like such a fun day: bike ride, relaxing a bit, nice walk. What a life!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    March 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Congrats to Christina 😀
    And congrats to raising so much money!! I’m sooo ready for spring

  • ellen eats beets
    March 15, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I love going on walks after dinner. So relaxing, and awesome for my crazy digestion!

  • Carrie (Love Healthy Living)
    March 15, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Those pink shoes rock. Wasn’t it such a beautiful day in California? Loves it!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    March 15, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Such a beautiful day!!! We are in the 60s and gonna hit 71 on Friday! WAHOO!!!

  • Ameena
    March 15, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Love your cute hot pink shoes! Today was a beautiful day to wear them!

  • vanessa
    March 15, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    OMG, is that hotel healdsburg hidding behind the trees in the second pic??? they have an awesome spa and down matresses. i love the hotel.

  • Kait
    March 15, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Yay for the gorgeous weather! The rain here finally stopped today and we got a beautiful, warm and sunny day!

  • Amanda
    March 15, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Those pink shoes make me happy, I think there are some bright spring shoes in my future…. So glad you feel better : )

  • Erin
    March 15, 2010 at 9:44 pm
    adorable! those would brighten my day up too 🙂

  • Danielle
    March 15, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    SPRING! Ah, I love it, and I cannot wait for it to warm our days and our moods on the east coast. Those shoes are fabulous 🙂 good luck writing!

  • amber's notebook
    March 15, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    those shoes are adorable!1 Your outfit looks cute as well!

  • stephreyn85
    March 15, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Ah ok this post MUST have sent everyone to they are all sold out of pink! Jcrew should pay you for free advertising!!! 🙂

  • stephreyn85
    March 15, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Ah ok this post MUST have sent everyone to they are all sold out of pink! Jcrew should pay you for free advertising!!! 🙂

  • Christina
    March 15, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    That is the cutest meal ever! Love the leaf!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    March 15, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    What a fun walk – I love to take my camera on strolls with me. It’s like we are dating…and thinks are getting pretty serious. We don’t go anywhere without each other now 😉

    Congrats on raising so much money!!! Can’t wait to read about the race in not too long from now, yes?

    Much love!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 16, 2010 at 12:51 am

    I love your little tattoo on your foot, that’s adorable!

  • The PFB @ Paris Food Blog
    March 16, 2010 at 2:04 am

    ugh i’m so jealous of your spring springing around like that. flowers! lucky!

    do you find zucchini tastes really terrible this time of year? i can only eat it in the summer, otherwise i think it tastes too blah.

    a bientot
    the paris food blague

  • christie, honoring health
    March 16, 2010 at 3:15 am

    Now those are some pink shoes!

    I love the photos from your walk. Your little town has so much charm!

  • Nicole, RD
    March 16, 2010 at 3:37 am

    New to your blog -love it! Your photos are stunning!

    A Thousand Splendid Suns is one of my favorite books — soooo good!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    March 16, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Love those pink shoes! They are so stinkin’ cute!

  • Stacey
    March 16, 2010 at 3:58 am

    cute shoes 🙂

  • Di
    March 16, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Chocolate vitatops with pb are the best! Excellent choice. Your dinner looks great, too!

  • theemptynutjar
    March 16, 2010 at 4:57 am

    I agree with Tracey above…a relaxing walk, time to cook up some nice things, what a life indeed 🙂
    Have a nice day Jenna.

  • Amanda
    March 16, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Omg, I LOVE those shoes! Where did you get them?

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    March 16, 2010 at 5:09 am

    LOVE those shoes, and that dinner looks great! Did you sautee with EVOO or another oil? Or dry? I want to re-create it =D


  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    March 16, 2010 at 5:11 am

    I love love love your shoes!!! 🙂

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    March 16, 2010 at 5:22 am

    I can not *wait* to see the sun shining where I live too. Gorgeous! 😀

    Your shoes? Adorable. End of story. :mrgreen:

  • Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl
    March 16, 2010 at 5:23 am

    The pink shoes are fantabulous! Pink is my favorite color. 🙂

    I also love the photos. Thanks for sharing your walk!

  • jenna
    March 16, 2010 at 5:39 am

    it sounds like you had such a fun/peaceful day!!

    wow those shoes are to die for!! do share where they came from??? 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    March 16, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Aw, such a cute old-fashioned neighborhood! I can’t wait for our flowers to start blooming here in PA! Me thinks we have a while to go 😉

  • Andrea
    March 16, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Beautiful weather! Nothing puts me in a better mood than a good spring day!

  • Stephanie
    March 16, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Adorable shoes!! And I love the photos from your evening walk!

  • Stephanie
    March 16, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Adorable shoes! And I love your photos from your evening walk!

  • diana(mymarblerye)
    March 16, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Love the gorgeous day there. It’s great you get to walk around and browse through those stores near by.

  • Laura Georgina
    March 16, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Beautiful pink shoes, beautiful pink flowers–you know how to work the spring, girl!

  • Kelly
    March 16, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Cute pink shoes! Love your tattoo also!

  • eatmovelove
    March 16, 2010 at 6:47 am

    You’ve got style!
    Congrats Christina!

  • Christina Burleson
    March 16, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Thanks Jenna!!! That’s pretty awesome! and I think I speak for a lot of us when I say you are very inspiring and I am happy to help support you in this biking adventure.


  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    March 16, 2010 at 7:05 am

    hahahaha, those pink shoes are ridiculous…well and pretty amazing :). enjoy that good weather…perhaps send it to DC while you’re at it!?

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    March 16, 2010 at 7:18 am

    That tree is gorgeous! So jealous of your California weather right now. And the pictures from your walk are adorable 😀 Love it!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 16, 2010 at 7:20 am

    soulshine is exactly right….i feel so much lighter and happier now that the sun’s starting to come back out! the pictures are gorgeous! 🙂

  • Jenny
    March 16, 2010 at 7:25 am

    First of all those photos that you took turned out so well! I love just walking around my neighborhood and shooting pictures of things that normal people wouldn’t even realize…
    Second, I noticed you took a picture of A Thousand Splendid Suns. I just finished reading this book and it was a serious page turner – Could.Not.Put.It.Down. If you haven’t read it, I definitely recommend!

  • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
    March 16, 2010 at 7:30 am

    That first photo is gorgeous!! And your shoes are so so cute. 🙂

  • Corinne
    March 16, 2010 at 7:34 am

    love the shoes, love the photos, love the weather you are having! it FINALLY just got sunny here in the northeast, i think its time to get some pink on 🙂

  • Devon
    March 16, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Those shoes are ridiculously cute!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    March 16, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Pink is my favorite color lately and makes everything better. And no shame in eating what you got. I have to do that more often.

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    March 16, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Those shoes are adorable!!

  • Erin
    March 16, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Just started reading your blog and I love it! Congrats on such a successful raffle!!

  • Terri
    March 16, 2010 at 11:47 am

    What did you think of the chocolate Vita Muffin??? I loooooove those!

  • Jess (What's Normal, Anyways?)
    March 16, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Oh, have you read Thousand Splendid Suns? I thought it was a trillion times better than Kite Runner- and I really adored that too.

    Enjoy the warm weather….you are better off in Cali than Florida right now. Still a bit to cool for skirts and flats…stuck in boots and tights this week. Ugh.

  • eatingRD
    March 16, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    fun pictures! and great ride, I still hate grabbing water because I’m so wobbly with one hand lol I can’t take pictures while riding either, so I get my fiance to do it 🙂

  • Jean
    March 17, 2010 at 8:14 am

    The sun ALWAYS puts me in a better mood – SO glad that Spring is almost here! We keep getting glimpses of it, but then it gets cold again. hopefully we’re done w/snow for a LONG time. It was a long hard COLD cloudy winter.
    I LOVE the pink shoes – might have to go looking for some to celebrate Spring. 🙂

  • Katy
    March 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I really love your pink shoes! I don’t even like pink that much but they are SO cute!

  • brittany
    April 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    those shoes!!! Love!!!!! I immediately searched the comments to see if you said where they came from, opened a new window and went to but SADLY, DEVASTATINGLY, there are no more pink :'( Love them! wear them every day for me!